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Forum: Parenting   01-16-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,452
Posted By matte
You need to call the police NOW. If you are...

You need to call the police NOW. If you are scared to do so, pm me the relevant info and I'll make an anonymous call for you.
 
Your poor baby suffers MUCH more when you deny it.
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-24-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By matte
Use a lot less? Rub a tiny bit into your hands,...

Use a lot less? Rub a tiny bit into your hands, so they are just lightly moisturized, then work into hair...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-24-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By matte
A friend of mine who has very lush extremely...

A friend of mine who has very lush extremely curly hair swears by a scalp massage with olive oil followed by brushing the a natural bristle brush. Why not try it? You likely have olive oil in the...
Forum: July 2011   08-24-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By matte
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by guatemama1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1323465/post-partum-party-line/40#post_16621616)

A good...
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By matte
I'm thinking IUD too. Why do you hesitate?

I'm thinking IUD too. Why do you hesitate?
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By matte
Uh, while wearing 8lb baby in a Moby wrap. In 90...

Uh, while wearing 8lb baby in a Moby wrap. In 90 degree weather.....


Quote:Originally Posted by matte http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By matte
I'm all... I'll just recover from induction for...

I'm all... I'll just recover from induction for preeclampsia (!!!) by hauling groceries home in the heat. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/duh.gif.  Well, I wouldn't admit I was sick...
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By matte
Man, maybe i've been overexerting myself (I have...

Man, maybe i've been overexerting myself (I have done things like carry bags of groceries 10 blks and then up 5 flights of stairs... doh.)
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By matte
I still have a little, off and on, yellow to...

I still have a little, off and on, yellow to pink, at 6 wks. It's only stopped being red in the last few days...
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By matte
I should mention, too, that it's almost comic at...

I should mention, too, that it's almost comic at other moments. She got very uncomfortable mentioning the fact that my mom is a lesbian. Hilarious! I was like, uh, you are from rural central PA, as...
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By matte
I went through the whole 'using me' thing too....

I went through the whole 'using me' thing too. Uh, my husband had a great and prestigious job back home and now he's doing something menial to contribute and he's far from family, etc..... 
 
I...
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By matte
Yeah, I was just so taken aback! I mean, when...

Yeah, I was just so taken aback! I mean, when the Dr asked me it actually made sense, because I was being treated for VERY low thyroid, so I think he meant it in the 'were you meaning to ask me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-23-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By matte
I"m just editing this to add that when I was...

I"m just editing this to add that when I was writing this your post above hadn't come up yet (and then I had to go and nurse midpost)... I guess to respond directly to your post above I wanted to...
Forum: July 2011   08-23-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By matte
Yeah, I said the same thing I said last time I...

Yeah, I said the same thing I said last time I got that question (at my GP Dr's office, which I guess is reasonable) "We had just decided to start trying" because I guess people expect to hear about...
Forum: July 2011   08-22-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By matte
Someone asked me the strangest question today...

Someone asked me the strangest question today when visiting me and my dear child: "did you plan to have him?"
How does one respond to this kind of question? Isn't it perhaps kind of rude, no matter...
Forum: July 2011   08-22-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By matte
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by guatemama1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1323465/post-partum-party-line/40#post_16613717)

During...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,206
Posted By matte
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,206
Posted By matte
I'm sure we could solve this problem by just...

I'm sure we could solve this problem by just turning foodstamps, medicaid, WIC, etc into tax credits! No one ever accuses someone who gets a refundable tax credit for buying a house of 'buying a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By matte
Just to chime in again, I think that the best...

Just to chime in again, I think that the best thing that you can do for your friend, OP, is get her some practical help. Have you tried asking her what you can do to help? I just checked and I see...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By matte
For what it's worth, and I don't know much about...

For what it's worth, and I don't know much about PPD or the situation, I think that APToddlerMama is saying something very useful and important. As a very new mom, I read it this way "It's totally...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By matte
Funny, writing this must have broken the dam...

Funny, writing this must have broken the dam somehow... today he had three (largish) poops. Maybe as soon as mama stops worrying, it comes? Hilarious! Thanks for all the calming and helpful...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,104
Posted By matte
Happened to mine too. No biggie. Got a little...

Happened to mine too. No biggie. Got a little crusty and oozy, and made some ooze marks on his diaper. His cord actually fell off right before my 1 wk well baby check-up and the practitioner told me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By matte
subbing.

subbing.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By matte
Whoopee!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoopee!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By matte
Hello all,   I am hoping for some...

Hello all,
 
I am hoping for some advice/thoughts/perspective on something that has me puzzled with my6 wk old DS. During the first three weeks of life he was pooping five or six times a day,...
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