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Forum: Parenting   08-02-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,706
Posted By EllisH
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mummoth http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387503/childrens-books-i-hate/80#post_17421076)

I hate "Love...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-07-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By EllisH
Thank you both for reassuring me!  It made me...

Thank you both for reassuring me!  It made me feel better - and it's good to know what I should be looking for in case of a really bad hit.  And now bracing myself for the next bump...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-06-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By EllisH
My 6-month old hit his head on the (round)...

My 6-month old hit his head on the (round) protruding edge of the playpen when he was trying to sit up / crawl on the floor (the playpen has this nasty edge about five inches off the ground).  I...
Forum: Family Safety   07-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By EllisH
Thank you both!  It's good to know what I should...

Thank you both!  It's good to know what I should be looking for.  I am now also considering taking the car seat on the plane, as it will be useless here (too small) anyway when I come back over the...
Forum: Family Safety   07-26-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By EllisH
We will be moving from Europe to the US in a few...

We will be moving from Europe to the US in a few weeks and won't be bringing our current infant car seat (leaving it here with family for when we visit).  
 
DS is 6 months old and quite big...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-06-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By EllisH
Thanks mamas!  I ended up giving him a nursing...

Thanks mamas!  I ended up giving him a nursing break once at night from 2am until 7am to 'reset' the clock after a day where he eat reasonably well.  He didn't protest, although it took some time to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-01-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By EllisH
(Crossposted on Breastfeeding forum:)  I have...

(Crossposted on Breastfeeding forum:)  I have posted on my night feeding challenges before, but the problem has persevered (one solution suggested, cosleeping, doesn't quite work for me, or at least...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-01-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By EllisH
I have posted on my night feeding challenges...

I have posted on my night feeding challenges before, but the problem has persevered (one solution suggested, cosleeping, doesn't quite work for me, or at least not for the whole night, as I don't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-06-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By EllisH
I wanted to CD, but gave up early (overwhelmed)....

I wanted to CD, but gave up early (overwhelmed).   I am now using Nature Babycare and I love them: 
 
http://www.naty.com/us/Home/tabid/90/Default.aspx
 
Not just because they are green and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By EllisH
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Forum: Life With a Baby   04-19-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By EllisH
Thanks everyone for the responses!  It's...

Thanks everyone for the responses!  It's reassuring to know it's probably a growth spurt (meaning it will pass and that he does need the feedings indeed).  I had a nap with him in the bed in the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-19-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By EllisH
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Forum: Life With a Baby   04-19-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By EllisH
I am breastfeeding my 3-month old son on demand...

I am breastfeeding my 3-month old son on demand and we are co-sleeping with a sidecrib.  He's always wanted to eat every 2-3 hours during the day and has never slept longer than 3,5 hours at a time...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-15-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By EllisH
Seconding what's been said above about abundant...

Seconding what's been said above about abundant supply.  One breast per feeding and / or block feeding (one breast per 3 or 4 hours) helped a lot for me.  As soon as I got sloppy on this, the poop...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-13-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By EllisH
I can only comment on the amount of time per...

I can only comment on the amount of time per feeding: my baby boy (now 11,5 weeks) also only fed 5-10 minutes at a time, but quite frequently, from 2 weeks on (as of recently, he's nursing for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-24-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,793
Posted By EllisH
Thank you, both!  I just called my doctor, who...

Thank you, both!  I just called my doctor, who told me it would probably go away on its own.  He advised a nipple shield to avoid further irritation, but I like the suggestion better to latch my son...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-23-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,793
Posted By EllisH
I have been breastfeeding for 4+ weeks now and...

I have been breastfeeding for 4+ weeks now and since a few days I have a red bump, partially raised, on my areola.  It hurts quite badly and makes me not want to bf on that side.  Anyone any...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,848
Posted By EllisH
You may also want to be prepared for the fact...

You may also want to be prepared for the fact that you may not want to move (much) at all.  For the larger and tougher part of my labour, I could hardly bear to move during my contractions, never...
Forum: January 2011   01-16-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By EllisH
Since a week or so, I am experiencing sharp...

Since a week or so, I am experiencing sharp stabbing pains down under when I change position or walk.  I have been having a lot of (suspected) UTI's and now I don't know whether this is something in...
Forum: January 2011   01-15-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,631
Posted By EllisH
Dear vulnerable,  Your post made me cry and I...

Dear vulnerable,  Your post made me cry and I don't know what to say in comfort about the loss of your little boy.  I hope you can find the strength to take care of yourself and your beautiful...
Forum: January 2011   01-14-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By EllisH
Congratulations!  Good to hear you're daughter...

Congratulations!  Good to hear you're daughter is doing fine now and hope all goes well for you too soon!
Forum: January 2011   01-10-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By EllisH
To the best of my knowledge, that's still a good...

To the best of my knowledge, that's still a good reading for late pregancy.  Should not get much higher, but still fine.  Your BP will be creeping up towards the end, as MaddyMay already mentioned. ...
Forum: January 2011   01-05-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By EllisH
Beverly, wow! -And that must have felt like such...

Beverly, wow! -And that must have felt like such a long wait for #3!
 
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Forum: January 2011   01-05-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By EllisH
Thank you, mamas, for the responses!...

Thank you, mamas, for the responses!  Danipoppins, so interesting to see those numbers - it was already my impression that first babies tend to bake a bit longer than 40 weeks.  
Forum: January 2011   01-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By EllisH
This is my first pregnancy and my due date is 16...

This is my first pregnancy and my due date is 16 January.  I find it pretty unnerving not knowing when 'it' can all start: tonight still, tomorrow, next week or even three weeks from now.  What is...
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