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Forum: September 2011   07-06-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By RedPony
You're not overreacting and none of that was...

You're not overreacting and none of that was fine at all!!  :hug:  I'm hoping you can find someone else who can really help you.  I feel your frustration!!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-28-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,101
Posted By RedPony
No more kids for us! We've had three, two...

No more kids for us! We've had three, two surviving.  I'm good with that.  Mine are five and two and I knew with the birth of my third that I was DONE.  Plus, that transtitional year for my older...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-28-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,743
Posted By RedPony
 Quote:Originally Posted by aquarius...



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Forum: June 2011   06-12-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By RedPony
Beautiful baby, congratulations!   This is...

Beautiful baby, congratulations!
 
This is exactly how  my last arrived, 45 minutes ahead of the midwife, caught by DH.  We loved every second of it! ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,249
Posted By RedPony
Wow, these are all so disturbing!  Mine're mild...

Wow, these are all so disturbing!  Mine're mild by compairson, I'm sure.
 
I think my junior high Algebra teacher was a complete failure at teaching and he knew it.  During exams, he'd leave his...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-28-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,555
Posted By RedPony
I've never used or had a bread machine.  I will...

I've never used or had a bread machine.  I will say that I've seen dozens of them sitting unused on shelves in basments, thrift stores, and garage sales. Rarely, however, do I see a stand mixer! ...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-06-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By RedPony
Hi!  I stared wearing glasses at 7 yos and wore...

Hi!  I stared wearing glasses at 7 yos and wore them for almost 20 years before getting LASIK.  I had horrible myopia!  I definately couldn't function w/o my glasses and contacts never really worked...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-06-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By RedPony
Lots of good advice here!  :hug:  I have been in...

Lots of good advice here!  :hug:  I have been in this exact same scenario w/ both of my kids. Cold weather walks are okay, but only if everyone cooperates!  We had to do loops specifically so we...
Forum: Babywearing   01-06-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,845
Posted By RedPony
Uh-huh.  Aren't people ridiculous?  My mom and...

Uh-huh.  Aren't people ridiculous?  My mom and sister loudly declared that, "We can't even SEE that baby!" with my first.  I think by the second they got used to it, because I never heard a peep. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-05-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,838
Posted By RedPony
My littlest is 20 months and about 24 lbs,...

My littlest is 20 months and about 24 lbs, rfing.  :)  My oldest was 2 yrs 7 months when we flipped her ffing, she'd hit the limits of her seat heightwise but not weightwise.  It didn't occur to me...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-02-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By RedPony
:hug:  I so feel your pain.  I'm going on 4.5...

:hug:  I so feel your pain.  I'm going on 4.5 years of not STTN, and that's not including the 9 months of my first pregnancy.  It's crazy, exhausting, and so so so old.  It's also a HUGE part of the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-30-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By RedPony
ITA with lookatreestar.  I wouldn't even...

ITA with lookatreestar.  I wouldn't even consider a third at the stage you're in.  I am so OVER (small) kids :lol and longing to be where you're at, not that I'm wishing away all the wonderfulness...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-18-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By RedPony
Aww, this is so hard, and am I right. there....

Aww, this is so hard, and am I right. there. with. you.  :(  My littlest is almost 20 months old and is awake more now, and nursing more now, than EVER before.  My oldest was nightweaned at 18...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-19-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By RedPony
I had no risk factors and declined the GD test...

I had no risk factors and declined the GD test for all three of my pregnancies.  My diet was excellent and my midwife spot on about watching for any deviations from normal (as was I) so I felt super...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By RedPony
Hmm...  I think both my kids went thru this...

Hmm...  I think both my kids went thru this phase at one point or another.  I do know that once we got rid of the high chair  (18 months for my older and 12 for the younger) and moved into a...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-18-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By RedPony
Sheesh.  Just another reason to not choose a ...

Sheesh.  Just another reason to not choose a  ped and go w/ a family doc (or the like) if your child is unwell. 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-18-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By RedPony
I caught or helped catch my baby both times, but...

I caught or helped catch my baby both times, but only went unassisted once.  It was pretty awesome. The first time I was in a supported sit on our bed and reached down to pull the baby onto my...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-17-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,083
Posted By RedPony
Hey, and welcome!  I used Yolanda Visser of...

Hey, and welcome!  I used Yolanda Visser of Birthsong Midwifery out of Grand Rapids. Sounds like you'd be a bit far, but she was awesome.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-17-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By RedPony
Try, try, and try again!  :)  It gets easier,...

Try, try, and try again!  :)  It gets easier, for sure.  I was in your shoes w/ both girls and while it certainly sucked at times, others I just went w/ the flow.  One thing that works great for us...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-16-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 423
Posted By RedPony
I was coming in to third the Windex!  :)

I was coming in to third the Windex!  :)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-16-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By RedPony
My 18 mo has also never fallen asleep w/o me. ...

My 18 mo has also never fallen asleep w/o me.  Honestly, I don't mind.  I think my oldest was around this age before falling asleep on her own, and now at 4 and 1/2 she's a terrific sleeper! 
Forum: Family Safety   11-16-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By RedPony
Wow, that sounds a little off the mark to me,...

Wow, that sounds a little off the mark to me, but we only ever went to one installer and tbh, I don't know if was certified or not.  My first is 4 and 1/2 and rearfaced to 2 and 7 months (the limits...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By RedPony
I think my oldest was older, but with the baby...

I think my oldest was older, but with the baby we switched her out at about 15 months? And she used the booster for maybe 6 weeks. Now she just sits on the chair....
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-19-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,044
Posted By RedPony
Choose? Never....

Choose? Never. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif My first I weaned at 4 years. My 16 mo is going strong!
Forum: Homebirth   09-19-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By RedPony
I used the same midwife for all three of my...

I used the same midwife for all three of my pregnancies. The first she caught the baby (with my help), the second I wound up stillbirthing w/o her in the hospital, and the third was born...
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