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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 979
Posted By Tekagirl
whoops, that should be "if you decide..." (Hate...

whoops, that should be "if you decide..." (Hate typing on my phone!)
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-19-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 979
Posted By Tekagirl
just wanted to chime in to agree with others...

just wanted to chime in to agree with others that you don't have to wean totally in order to night-wean. Jay Gordon (I think) has a good website with a plan/ method to follow for night-weaning, I'd...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-13-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Tekagirl
oh, and my pregnancy weight just melted off and...

oh, and my pregnancy weight just melted off and then some! I actually need to start not counting on all those extra calories going out of my body for when I'm no longer nursing two!
Forum: Babywearing   07-12-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Tekagirl
oh, yay! Babyette! I have both a water/mesh ring...

oh, yay! Babyette! I have both a water/mesh ring sling and a baby basics cotton ring sling from her. I've used the water sling primarily for vacations with my two, so they haven't seen as much...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-11-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Tekagirl
I'm tandem nursing my 2.75 year old daughter(...

I'm tandem nursing my 2.75 year old daughter( she'll be three at the end of September, so closer to 3 than 2.5) and my 8 mo old son. its been a good experience for us too, no major issues. my supply...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Tekagirl
I haven't been in this situation, so I don't...

I haven't been in this situation, so I don't know that I have specific helpful advice to offer, but do remember that both my little ones were more distractable around 4 months... and needed to be in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Tekagirl
I was able to take my daughter to work with me...

I was able to take my daughter to work with me until she got bigger and more active and I realized I needed some time in the office where I could work uninterrupted. (I had this idea that she would...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-26-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Tekagirl
Seven years!? Wow! I've been at it for a little...

Seven years!? Wow! I've been at it for a little over 2.5, and I thought that was a good long while. that said, if you are not enjoying it anymore (or the constant nature of it anyway), then you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-26-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Tekagirl
You have done a fabulous job getting to 23...

You have done a fabulous job getting to 23 months, so no matter what happens, no guilt... I'll sure your LO would much rather have you home than stuck in the hospital to get better, where you still...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-26-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Tekagirl
My sisters, mother, and brother all use isagenix...

My sisters, mother, and brother all use isagenix products (& 1 of those sisters sells them & plans to make a serious business out of it.) All of them love it, all have lost substantial weight using...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-20-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Tekagirl
Please excuse the typos above. Posting from my...

Please excuse the typos above. Posting from my phone is always an interesting thing, and I hit send too soon!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-20-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Tekagirl
We're gearing up for a flight with DD (2.5) & DS...

We're gearing up for a flight with DD (2.5) & DS (6 months) on Monday. DD had her own ticket, we'll have DS on our laps. Well bring birth certs. for both, though I think it's only required for the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-19-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Tekagirl
Long long ago in my undergrad as a human...

Long long ago in my undergrad as a human development major, I learned in my my infancy & early childhood class that a good rule of thumb is that 1 year olds should speak 1 word "sentences" (mama,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-19-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Tekagirl
Hmmm...I've been trying to remember back to the...

Hmmm...I've been trying to remember back to the later part of that first year to think if I have any good insight to offer in response to your questions, but though my DD is only 2.5, that seems so...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-18-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Tekagirl
I am tandem nursing my 2.5 yo DD & my 6 month...

I am tandem nursing my 2.5 yo DD & my 6 month old DS. I've always had ample milk for both, so can't speak from personal experience, but some suggestions I've read include letting the baby nurse...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-14-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Tekagirl
I too, have a 2.5 year old daughter who has...

I too, have a 2.5 year old daughter who has never been a great sleeper, unless she was sleeping with one of us, and never could just put her down and have her fall asleep on her own. (Neither is my...
Forum: Homebirth   04-12-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,271
Posted By Tekagirl
I had my firstborn in a hospital, no meds, but...

I had my firstborn in a hospital, no meds, but in your standard bed, legs up... Not my preference, but tho they talk a good game, you don't always get get to choose labor and delivery positions at...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-12-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tekagirl
Oh, and I second the idea of Mexican food... you...

Oh, and I second the idea of Mexican food... you can do a lot of variations on that - tacos, burritos, fajitas, that don't take lots of time to make, use lots of veggies - and you can use meat or...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-12-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tekagirl
Variations on rice and beans are filling and...

Variations on rice and beans are filling and cheap. There are tons of ethnic (for lack of a better word) styles out there on the internet. My mom always made the following - don't know what ethnic...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-12-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By Tekagirl
I have no advice to give, just wanted to offer...

I have no advice to give, just wanted to offer support and sympathy. Sounds like a rough go for your little guy, and I'm sure it's hurting you as a mama. Hate to have our little ones hurting and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-12-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Tekagirl
I can't tell you specifically how much caffeine...

I can't tell you specifically how much caffeine gets into breast milk, but if you're nervous about it, why not wait awhile? I know some gets in, and certainly it affects a wee one's system more than...
Forum: Babywearing   04-08-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Tekagirl
I have a Babyette ring sling. 2 actually. (1's...

I have a Babyette ring sling. 2 actually. (1's made of mesh and is for going in the water.) I think her basic cotton sling is around $55, in lots of different colors. Her workmanship is good - I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-07-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Tekagirl
Oh and the la leche league book I mentioned is...

Oh and the la leche league book I mentioned is "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding". If you don't have it, you might check it out, it's got tons of info on what is normal, as well as on lots of common...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-07-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Tekagirl
Hope your little one's digestive system is...

Hope your little one's digestive system is getting settled down! But I did want to say that everything I've ever read on the topic says that newborns should be pooping regularly, I think it's like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-07-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Tekagirl
So I see this is from a few weeks ago, hope...

So I see this is from a few weeks ago, hope things are getting better. I also have a toddler daughter and baby boy; she was 25 months when he was born (now she's 2.5, & he's just a little over 5...
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