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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2012, 02:21 AM
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Posted By alisoninparis
Thanks for the ideas, mamas! I haven't tried...

Thanks for the ideas, mamas! I haven't tried packing up all the dipes, nor have I tried putting pants on without a dipe. I will try both of these.

I hesitate to use rewards because I worry that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-19-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By alisoninparis
DS turned 3 a few weeks ago. His older sister...

DS turned 3 a few weeks ago. His older sister PT'd easily from one day to the next shortly after turning 3. Our technique with her was very laid back: a little encouragement, a little bit of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By alisoninparis
OK, relieved to hear... thanks.

OK, relieved to hear... thanks.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2011, 03:27 AM
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Views: 324
Posted By alisoninparis
Just resurrecting this topic because I think my...

Just resurrecting this topic because I think my 19 month old DS just experienced a nap terror. My DD used to have night terrors fairly frequently, but never during the day. When DS woke from his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-11-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By alisoninparis
Hi everyone, just an update that we saw the pedi...

Hi everyone, just an update that we saw the pedi today and she asked me a few questions about the various things he can do, and then reassured me that there is nothing to worry about at this stage...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-06-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By alisoninparis
Thanks to all the mamas who chimed in here! We...

Thanks to all the mamas who chimed in here! We live in Paris and I'm not aware of any EI like service. I'm sure if my pedi thinks there is cause for worry she can refer us to a specialist, but they...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-05-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By alisoninparis
DS is a happy healthy baby who has been...

DS is a happy healthy baby who has been breastfed since birth. I work at home and have always been his primary caretaker. It was the same scenario for DD who is now 4, and she was scooting around by...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-07-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,811
Posted By alisoninparis
Hi again mamas. I'm back for another report on...

Hi again mamas. I'm back for another report on our attempts to wean DS at night by keeping him on DH's side as much as possible. After some initial success we had a couple nights of regression, one...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-01-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,811
Posted By alisoninparis
I posted a couple of days ago after hitting rock...

I posted a couple of days ago after hitting rock bottom, but DH and I found a new routine which is *really* helping. Basically 8 mo DS was waking up and being restless all night long. Every time he...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-31-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By alisoninparis
We are going through exactly the same thing with...

We are going through exactly the same thing with 8 mo DS. He co-sleeps and instead of sleeping for longer stretches at night, has regressed to needing to be attached to my boob pretty much...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-30-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,811
Posted By alisoninparis
Wow. I logged onto this forum to post about my...

Wow. I logged onto this forum to post about my sleep deprivation and having read this thread, I'm not feeling so bad after all. DS is 8 months old and has never STTN. He is an all night nurser but...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-03-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By alisoninparis
Thanks, I do have that book but haven't read it...

Thanks, I do have that book but haven't read it since we were struggling to get DD to sleep in her crib a couple years ago. I didn't remember it having advice about all night nursing and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-02-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By alisoninparis
Hello everyone. We co-slept with DD until at...

Hello everyone. We co-slept with DD until at around 9 months she moved to her crib in her room. Now we are cosleeping again with 5 mo DS in a co-sleeper next to our bed. Actually, he sleeps in the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-09-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By alisoninparis
Well, mamas, I guess it took me hitting rock...

Well, mamas, I guess it took me hitting rock bottom yesterday, bawling my eyes out and writing that post to get things to turn around here. Yesterday morning I decided I needed to help DS "remember"...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-08-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By alisoninparis
Quote: Originally Posted by Momtwice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Momtwice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14497283)...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-08-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By alisoninparis
Thanks mamas. To ewe-lamb, yes I'm in Paris and...

Thanks mamas. To ewe-lamb, yes I'm in Paris and would be interested in the info about the next meeting. The gradual rock to lying down transition is a good idea, will try that out too. Thanks! Oh,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-08-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By alisoninparis
DS has co slept with us from birth which we are...

DS has co slept with us from birth which we are happy about. For most of his life so far he's been waking every 2-3 hours to nurse and going back to sleep—no problem (I don't expect him to STTN at...
Forum: June 2009   03-20-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By alisoninparis
When I was preg with DD we not only didn't know...

When I was preg with DD we not only didn't know the sex but wouldn't reveal any names we were considering. It drove some people crazy, but most were very understanding. When friends would really try...
Forum: June 2009   02-08-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 817
Posted By alisoninparis
Hi everyone, I guess I belong here too. I had an...

Hi everyone, I guess I belong here too. I had an overmature placenta with DD that was first detected at 6 months due to her small size. They called it IUGR but she was actually born at 5.5 pounds...
Forum: June 2009   12-23-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By alisoninparis
Hang in there. Nothing is more wonderful than...

Hang in there. Nothing is more wonderful than giving birth to a healthy baby... and then finding out the sex with your own eyes.
Forum: June 2009   12-01-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By alisoninparis
I'm almost 14 weeks and since last week nausea...

I'm almost 14 weeks and since last week nausea is *just starting* for me. I'm also having a weird, heartburn like thing in the top of my stomach area, but Maalox has no effect on it whatsoever. So...
Forum: June 2009   11-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,416
Posted By alisoninparis
For both my pregnancies, my doc tried at 10...

For both my pregnancies, my doc tried at 10 weeks and couldn't find it. I think it's really hit or miss at that point. Consider yourself lucky if you hear it, but don't get upset if you don't (even...
Forum: June 2009   11-22-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By alisoninparis
My gyn doesn't even prescribe a prenatal vitamin...

My gyn doesn't even prescribe a prenatal vitamin during the first trimester due to nausea problems. She says the most important things at that stage are folic acid and iron, neither of which bothers...
Forum: June 2009   11-03-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,034
Posted By alisoninparis
Oops I thought it meant IVF but in any case we...

Oops I thought it meant IVF but in any case we didn't experience infertility. Sorry to have butted in!

Ashley, I had a pinkish-tannish spot during my first pregnancy and totally freaked out....
Forum: June 2009   11-03-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,034
Posted By alisoninparis
Hi I just wanted to chime in to make a...

Hi I just wanted to chime in to make a correction: though I did post on the "Pregnant after IF" thread, we didn't do IF.
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