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Forum: Life With a Baby   03-16-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By leosmommy
DS is 10.5 months and we've been offering for...

DS is 10.5 months and we've been offering for about the past month. we offer foods every other day (or less than that)...cut up canteloupe, steamed broccoli, steamed peas, banana, steamed sweet...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-02-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,947
Posted By leosmommy
DS does that a lot, and also makes lots of other...

DS does that a lot, and also makes lots of other noises and does weird stuff. Like right now his favorite game is falling over backward from sitting or standing. He thinks it's hilarious...we just...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-01-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,527
Posted By leosmommy
We use the correct anatomical terms for...

We use the correct anatomical terms for everything...penis, scrotum, testicles, genitals, butt/buttocks, vagina, anus, uterus (I'm big on that one b/c I don't want my kids to grow up thinking a baby...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-01-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By leosmommy
DH and I are interested in making our own...

DH and I are interested in making our own Chinese food. We were at the store the other day in the produce department, and he saw egg roll wrappers and we've snowballed from there. I have a few...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-01-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By leosmommy
Happy Birthday to your DS, Happy Birthing Day to...

Happy Birthday to your DS, Happy Birthing Day to you, and congratulations to both of you and all of those who give you support! Way to go, Mama!
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By leosmommy
I wouldn't insert anything into the rectum! It's...

I wouldn't insert anything into the rectum! It's an out hole, not an in hole.

Have no fear...DS did this around that age. Now at almost 10 months we've had a few times of "7 day dry spells" and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By leosmommy
definitely do warm, wet compresses and massage...

definitely do warm, wet compresses and massage to the tear duct...it's beside the bridge of the nose and right under where the goop in the eye is.

also a squirt of breastmilk in the eye every...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By leosmommy
I don't think tummy time is an issue that really...

I don't think tummy time is an issue that really needs to be pushed unless you employ all of the typical baby gear in your parenting.

We don't have a crib, or swing, or a stroller, and DS only...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,658
Posted By leosmommy
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13274587)
Research the meds yourself. MOST are safe...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By leosmommy
Fatty foods will not necessarily put weight on a...

Fatty foods will not necessarily put weight on a baby. The body creates its own fat from excess sugar, ie Calories, so high Calorie foods would do this just as well, probably better, than high fat...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-26-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By leosmommy
DS was smiling for real at 5 1/2 weeks, and now...

DS was smiling for real at 5 1/2 weeks, and now at 10 months he laughs and smiles almost constantly. It wasn't easy to get those first smiles for the camera, though! I remember giggling, hopping,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-26-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By leosmommy
Quote: Neither of mine have ever been...

Quote:
Neither of mine have ever been interested in loveys. I think it's more appropriate to be attached to mama anyway.

-Angela
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif:

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Forum: Life With a Baby   02-26-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By leosmommy
Quote: i want to make this next part clear so...

Quote:
i want to make this next part clear so i don't get flamed, although i'm sure i will anyway...
i don't know the rest of your situation (or anyone else's). but this issue is NOT worth cutting...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-24-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By leosmommy
if your LC told you that small breasts = low...

if your LC told you that small breasts = low milk supply, then you need new LC.

get yourself to a La Leche League meeting.

your breasts are never "empty", they continuously make milk, so if...
Forum: Lactivism   02-24-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By leosmommy
my pic is still up

my pic is still up
Forum: Lactivism   02-24-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By leosmommy
your story is very endearing! thank you for...

your story is very endearing! thank you for perservering and NIP proudly. you are one of the reasons i have no issue with "letting it all hang out".
...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-24-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By leosmommy
don't call it extended nursing, call it "full...

don't call it extended nursing, call it "full term breastfeeding"...because that's what it is. I went "full term" when I was pregnant, allowing DS to decide his birthday...and I'll do the same with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-24-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By leosmommy
soy is one of the most common allergens. check...

soy is one of the most common allergens. check kellymom.com for more info.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-24-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,501
Posted By leosmommy
why would you do CIO in the car? just don't take...

why would you do CIO in the car? just don't take her places. what's more important...an appointment or your baby's trust in you to meet her needs? if DS doesn't like the car seat (whines, fusses,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-24-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By leosmommy
never had one, never will. our DS is another who...

never had one, never will. our DS is another who loves to push around the laundry basket. we don't do baby gear.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-24-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By leosmommy
neither of our families respected or supported...

neither of our families respected or supported our choices (except for my dad) and so we cut them out of our lives. we do not see them, we do not talk to them, end of story. it works for us, and is...
Forum: Family Safety   02-21-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By leosmommy
We keep it closed. Many things in there that are...

We keep it closed. Many things in there that are hazards/messy...toilet paper, trash can, shower curtain...and the cat likes to drink from toilet, knocks over the soap dispenser, knocks toothbrushes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By leosmommy
I gave birth to our son in a free standing...

I gave birth to our son in a free standing birthing center, and we were at home by the time he was 4 hours old.

1) What did you not know *before* you had your baby that you wish you had known...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By leosmommy
the following info is from kellymom.com ...

the following info is from kellymom.com

Quote:
Developmental signs that baby is ready for solids
Solids readiness depends on both the maturity of baby’s digestive tract and baby’s developmental...
Forum: Lactivism   02-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By leosmommy
My pic is up and my status is changed!

My pic is up and my status is changed!
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