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Forum: Baby Health   10-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By ivyc1987
Thank you for your response! Her level came back...

Thank you for your response! Her level came back today and it was 9 -- kind of a relief, even though it's considered elevated -- I was afraid it would be higher. They wanted to do a vein puncture to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By ivyc1987
15 mo will not nap without me!

My 15 month old will only nap if I am laying down with her. We nurse to sleep, and in the past I've been able to sneak away, but the last few months no matter how deep asleep she is, she cried when I...
Forum: Baby Health   10-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By ivyc1987
I haven't tested for lead yet, since we just...

I haven't tested for lead yet, since we just moved in a few weeks ago (but had also been living in an old house prior to this one). What is MDC?
Forum: Baby Health   10-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By ivyc1987
Lead Levels??

My 15 month old is going to have her lead levels tested next week, and I'm incredibly nervous because we live in an old house that certainly has lead hazards. We are as conscientious as can be -- we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By ivyc1987
Baby will only sleep while nursing!!!

I have made several desperate sleep-related posts, and here I am again! :) Anyway, my DD is 13 months and we are finally night weaning. I feel I have no choice, since she nurses continuously, all...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By ivyc1987
Getting back to EC after long strike

My LO just turned one. We have been doing EC pretty consistently since she was born, with pretty decent success. However, she has been on a major potty strike for about the last month. We moved 2...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-11-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By ivyc1987
Thank you so much for the advice and support. I...

Thank you so much for the advice and support. I am still really struggling with this. Her fever is down and I think her illness is past, thankfully, but maybe she is just used to sleeping on top of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By ivyc1987
Baby will only sleep ON TOP OF ME!!!

I am losing my mind. My baby is a few days shy of one, and for the past week or so she will ONLY sleep while on top of me or latched on. We have always co-slept, and she has never been a good...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By ivyc1987
Thank you so much for the input -- that is what I...

Thank you so much for the input -- that is what I think, too, about wound care and TiG shot. I will convey that to my husband. I do not want to give her any more doses of DTaP, so if that is our only...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-28-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By ivyc1987
Tetanus Shot

I'm wondering how many selective/delayed vaxxers out there got the tetanus shot for their LOs? My DD is almost 1, and so far she has had 1 dose of DTaP. My husband wants her to get the tetanus shot...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By ivyc1987
I am in the same boat as you :( My DD is 11...

I am in the same boat as you :( My DD is 11 months and is still a horrible sleeper…lately she has been wide awake in the middle of the night and seems like she just can't go to sleep even when she...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-08-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By ivyc1987
My almost 9 month-old is getting very difficult...

My almost 9 month-old is getting very difficult to co-sleep with. When I try to put her down for naps or bedtime, she just climbs all over me, crawls around, plays with whatever she can find, stands...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By ivyc1987
Again, I really appreciate all of your support...

Again, I really appreciate all of your support and advice! It is so helpful to hear that others out there, other GOOD, caring mothers have done the same as me and just freaked out and screamed and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-08-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By ivyc1987
Thank you both so much for the support, I really...

Thank you both so much for the support, I really appreciate it. I just feel like my empathy and compassion has taken a nosedive lately -- when she would get upset months ago, I used to immediately...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By ivyc1987
I have been having SUCH a hard time with my...

I have been having SUCH a hard time with my almost 8 month-old lately, and I would love some thoughts, advice, support, etc from moms who are going through, or have gone through, similar...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By ivyc1987
Thanks for the thoughts -- yes, she is EBF...

Thanks for the thoughts -- yes, she is EBF (though we'll be starting solids soon!) and I am committed to BFing at least 2 years, or until she self-weans. I am leaning towards not getting anything...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-01-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By ivyc1987
My DD will be 6 months on January 13th. I had...

My DD will be 6 months on January 13th. I had her get one dose of DTaP at 3 months and then decided against any subsequent doses (I agonized over whether or not to give her this one in the first...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-12-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By ivyc1987
Just an update...she learned to roll over (this...

Just an update...she learned to roll over (this was probably extra motivation for her!) after I'd been trying this for about 3 days. Hah! So she thwarted my attempts. Now I'm back to nursing to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-29-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By ivyc1987
Thank you so much everybody for the support....

Thank you so much everybody for the support. It's really true what you said, Viola P., that babies don't know what's best for them -- patting her to sleep results in her sleeping better, which makes...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By ivyc1987
My DD is 4.5 months, and up until yesterday I'd...

My DD is 4.5 months, and up until yesterday I'd always nursed/bounced her to sleep (we bounce her on a big yoga ball which she loves). However, lately she's been waking up in the middle of the night...
Forum: Women's Health   08-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By ivyc1987
I'm a new mom to a 6-week old girl. We're not...

I'm a new mom to a 6-week old girl. We're not going to vaccinate her anytime soon (we may do a few when she's a year or so). She's not in day care and I or DH are with her basically all the time,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-19-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By ivyc1987
Hi! I'm a little late on this and I don't have...

Hi! I'm a little late on this and I don't have any actual information to answer your question, but I thought I'd pipe in since I'm also an RN (I work in child psych) and have gone through the same...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-19-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By ivyc1987
Thank you so much, everyone -- this has been so...

Thank you so much, everyone -- this has been so helpful and eye-opening. I feel pretty confident in my decision not to give my daughter this vaccine (or any others, yet -- we may choose to give her...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-19-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By ivyc1987
 Thank you for the info -- is sodium ascorbate...


Thank you for the info -- is sodium ascorbate something that can be given to young infants who are not yet on solids?
Forum: Bob Sears   08-18-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By ivyc1987
Hi! I'm a new mom to a 5-week-old girl, and I'm...

Hi! I'm a new mom to a 5-week-old girl, and I'm really torn about the DTaP vaccine. I do understand and worry about the threat it poses to infants, but I'm probably not going to give it to her for...
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