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Forum: Activism and News   06-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By aramat
Yes, I copied and pasted this info here -- from...

Yes, I copied and pasted this info here -- from the WeAreAllHabiba page on Facebook (linked above).
 
Forum: Lactivism   06-14-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By aramat
We have a group going to the Spanish consulate...

We have a group going to the Spanish consulate here in Sao Paulo, Brasil, also!
Forum: Activism and News   06-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By aramat
(x-posted in Lactivism) An international day...

(x-posted in Lactivism)
An international day of protest at Spanish embassies is planned for Wed, June 15th in response to this story. Below is the summary for anyone who hasn't been following. And...
Forum: Lactivism   06-11-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By aramat
An international day of protest at Spanish...

An international day of protest at Spanish embassies is planned for Wed, June 15th in response to this story. Below is the summary for anyone who hasn't been following. And if you're on Facebook, go...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-01-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,543
Posted By aramat
Hi! Well, I stopped PUMPING at five weeks, and,...

Hi! Well, I stopped PUMPING at five weeks, and, looking back, that was clearly my problem. I did have enough milk when I was pumping, but, I was breastfeeding my preemie and then supplementing with...
Forum: Central and South America   02-14-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By aramat
I'm so sorry I didn't see your post sooner! Did...

I'm so sorry I didn't see your post sooner! Did you find Alessandra Godinho? She is in BH. http://alex-doula.blogspot.com/p/english.html
Ooh! And I just found she has a blog in English!...
Forum: Central and South America   02-14-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By aramat
PM'd you, Zangua.   Rebecca, I only now saw...

PM'd you, Zangua.
 
Rebecca, I only now saw your post! Did you find info on homebirths in Guaruja? Sao Paulo city has 3 or 4 homebirth midwives, two of whom speak excellent English. There are also...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By aramat
*bump* If it just sounds like I have a bad...

*bump*
If it just sounds like I have a bad attitude, I'd like to hear that, too. I just need a little perspective, please!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-19-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By aramat
My first daughter sometimes nursed all night,...

My first daughter sometimes nursed all night, but it wasn't a big deal as she didn't really wake. My second daughter coslept and nursed as well but started sleeping through the night at an early...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,603
Posted By aramat
Living well is the best revenge. The comeback...

Living well is the best revenge. The comeback sounds satisfying, except actually you'd still be feeding her hunger for drama with it.  Ignore, and be satisfied with having the opportunity to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,642
Posted By aramat
Some ideas... Frozen breastmilk slushies ...

Some ideas...

Frozen breastmilk slushies
Will she take a bottle? I've had the hardest time keeping breastfeeding going with my youngest because she figured out that bottles flow faster.
...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-15-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,427
Posted By aramat
My 32-weeker will turn one year old this...

My 32-weeker will turn one year old this weekend, and she is amazing!  So far, it appears that we have been unbelievably lucky (*still knocking on wood*)--no real issues yet.  She was born at 4.2...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By aramat
I agree with the others here: completely...

I agree with the others here: completely unacceptable!!!
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-15-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By aramat
We swaddled my middle daughter to sleep until...

We swaddled my middle daughter to sleep until she was about a year old, using a large bath towel toward the end. She could pull her arms loose, but that was fine because really she only needed the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-09-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By aramat
Hugs to you, Momma! The SNS does sound like it...

Hugs to you, Momma! The SNS does sound like it might be worth a try. But your boys are also getting your breastmilk either way, which is GREAT for them. Also, I see they are less than a month old...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-08-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By aramat
Olive oil is great; just pour some into a little...

Olive oil is great; just pour some into a little bottle to keep at the diaper changing station. No reason you have to go for anything pricier!
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-30-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By aramat
I would change a nighttime dirty diaper if I...

I would change a nighttime dirty diaper if I knew about it, because we'd have a big rash if I didn't. Sometimes I have to change soaking wet diapers at night. I just make it as fast as possible,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-28-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By aramat
I am an American recently transplanted to...

I am an American recently transplanted to Brazil, and my 3yo and I speak almost exclusively Portuguese with each other, even though she already knows more Portuguese than I do because she goes to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-24-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By aramat
My first two babies were not kissers as infants...

My first two babies were not kissers as infants (though they are very affectionate now), but my third baby IS a kisser, and I LOVE it!!
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-24-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By aramat
I do NOT think they work. I've used the same one...

I do NOT think they work. I've used the same one (Baltic amber) on two babies now (did not have one for my easy-teething first daughter). I thought it *might* have been working with my middle...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-22-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By aramat
My oldest daughter (4th grader) currently...

My oldest daughter (4th grader) currently attends public school in the US--while the rest of us are now living in Brasil--because she doesn't know enough Portuguese to attend public school here, and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-21-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By aramat
Thanks! She does still get formula supplements,...

Thanks! She does still get formula supplements, though, so she may be "artificially" bulked-up. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif My 3-yr-old is 35 pounds, and the two of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-21-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,851
Posted By aramat
You can also take a shirt & pants that currently...

You can also take a shirt & pants that currently fit baby with you to the shops, and visually compare the size w/o looking at the tag.
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-20-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By aramat
Hi, everybody! Good to see you guys! Have been...

Hi, everybody! Good to see you guys! Have been following the thread but not much to post. Julianna has 6 teeth. She is saying "Mama", "Papa", and "Baba" (which means "nanny" in Portuguese), all of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-20-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,851
Posted By aramat
You can probably just buy a larger size. The...

You can probably just buy a larger size. The clothes may need a little extra folding at the cuffs for now, but you'll get more use out of them anyway. My 10-month-old is 26 lbs and frequently wears...
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