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Forum: Breastfeeding   09-08-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By somelady
Also the daycare may not want (or be allowed) to...

Also the daycare may not want (or be allowed) to handle breastmilk other than feeding it. Though if you work there you'd likely know if this was an issue in your case.
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By somelady
pump cleaning - Ameda vs Medela

I have an Ameda pump for at home and a Medela Symphony kit for at work. The Ameda instructions say to sterilize before first use, then just wash in warm soapy water. The Medela ones say to sanitize...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   09-04-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By somelady
Glad it went well! The volume thing isn't...

Glad it went well!

The volume thing isn't likely to be an issue quite yet, but as formula fed babies get older, they need more formula, while breastmilk changes its composition or something...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   09-01-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By somelady
I've got another month before I go back. I pumped...

I've got another month before I go back. I pumped with DS1 until he was a year, then he drank cow milk at daycare, and we nursed when I was home until he was 2. Advice....
-Get some sort of hands...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   08-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By somelady
We also never used one with older ds, but I'm...

We also never used one with older ds, but I'm considering one for this one at night. He seems to be interested in sucking but not eating for the most part at night, which is making me leak all over...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   08-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By somelady
Our ped said the honeymoon period is about two...

Our ped said the honeymoon period is about two weeks, and was surprised there haven't been any issues yet... Coming up on a month. Big brother (5) is enjoying cruise directing baby's "bedtime" and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-18-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By somelady
Make sure you're using the right size shields, it...

Make sure you're using the right size shields, it makes a big difference. I got the suggestion to start pumping with baby on one side, pump on the other, to kind "train" yourself to let down for the...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,603
Posted By somelady
UGh, I'd been back and forth about being in early...

UGh, I'd been back and forth about being in early labor all day, and around 1 o'clock I get this feeling that I should go home, so I do. and then everything slows down. gah.
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By somelady
Sounds amazing, and so glad your dh stepped up....

Sounds amazing, and so glad your dh stepped up. Congrats!
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By somelady
Anyone else still having name angst?

We didn't settle on ds1's name until about 32 weeks, so I wasn't too concerned when we were having trouble in the beginning.... Then baby didn't cooperate at the 20wk ultrasound, so we had to come up...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By somelady
Always something else to clean indeed. I've spent...

Always something else to clean indeed. I've spent the last two days trying to figure out if that's some sort of buildup on the toothbrush holder that can be cleaned off or if the finish is damaged...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By somelady
37+4, nesting/cleaning like crazy mostly. Not...

37+4, nesting/cleaning like crazy mostly. Not really looking forward to work next week. I actually have nothing on my calendar, so it'll just be staring at the computer all day.... not a good plan....
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   06-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By somelady
I'm 33 weeks. Have a carseat (went to the BRU...

I'm 33 weeks. Have a carseat (went to the BRU tradein months ago), but it's not installed, got the baby's room painted, and the crib put back together. Washing some linens today. Since this is our...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   02-28-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 51
Posted By somelady
I bought these: ...

I bought these:
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/75264?feat=622-GN1&page=sunwashed-canvas-pants
for that last time, and ended up wearing them all pregnancy because I hatehatehate maternity pants...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   02-28-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 66
Posted By somelady
Looks like we've been bumped to team green, we...

Looks like we've been bumped to team green, we have a very nice picture of the cord running down between baby's legs :) (though my hunch is still girl)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By somelady
Probably not very helpful, but we got it to stop...

Probably not very helpful, but we got it to stop by going to Australia for vacation :) The radical time change seemed to reset him (though by reset I mean from 4:30 to 5:30). Maybe a light box would...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   01-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By somelady
If they're already being difficult, are you sure...

If they're already being difficult, are you sure they'll let you provide breastmilk past a year? My daycare provided food so I'm not sure how much he was eating, but at a year he was eating table...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 51
Posted By somelady
It wasn't that funny he's just like "nah" and...

It wasn't that funny he's just like "nah" and then proceeds to tell us about his (imaginary) brother living on the farm.
 
I really shouldn't have been surprised though, this kid won't believe...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 51
Posted By somelady
So we tried to tell ds (5) today..... He didn't...

So we tried to tell ds (5) today..... He didn't believe us!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By somelady
Thank you. I've been struggling through. Still...

Thank you. I've been struggling through. Still not really relating to much of it (except, oh yeah, I should've had a doula, but I knew that already too....) *sigh* makes me worry both about my...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   12-30-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 86
Posted By somelady
I was planning on using this video somehow: ...

I was planning on using this video somehow:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/12/17/coke_life_ad_a_realistic_portrayal_of_what_it_s_like_to_become_a_parent.html
We've been quite vocal...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-28-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By somelady
Background: First baby I did hypnobabies and...

Background: First baby I did hypnobabies and ended up with a poorly done transfer from a free-standing birth center. After 5 years and lots of therapy we are finally ready to try this again (or at...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   12-12-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 32
Posted By somelady
I have another month-6 weeks before I'm telling,...

I have another month-6 weeks before I'm telling, since I'm not due till the end of July. DH and I had a bit of argument since my current boss used to work with him and he really wanted to be the one...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-12-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By somelady
I stopped pumping at a year, and nightweaned...

I stopped pumping at a year, and nightweaned my son around 14 months? 15 months? Not that long after. We nursed morning and evening, and occasionally more on the weekends. It worked pretty well,...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   12-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 43
Posted By somelady
Well a day of sitting on the couch seemed to be...

Well a day of sitting on the couch seemed to be helping (though I totally should have been sleeping instead of watching Torchwood on Amazon Prime....) and then had some leftovers from last night's...
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