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Forum: Family Planning   08-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By FeminineFigure
My husband, who is 46 years old, has two...

My husband, who is 46 years old, has two children from a previous marriage. Before we were married, he agreed that we could have one child together.  Our son is now 2 years old. After I had him, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-18-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By FeminineFigure
It is an excellent food. Wild caught, it is...

It is an excellent food. Wild caught, it is great. Very high in Omega 3s.

Personally, I think it is a much better choice than cereal, grains, and even a lot of vegges (full of antinutrients,...
Forum: Family Planning   05-18-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By FeminineFigure
I am so glad to see this thread! My husband...

I am so glad to see this thread!

My husband has 2 girls from a previous marriage. They are 9 and 11 years old. They share time between our house and their mother's, which is literally within...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By FeminineFigure
I would not feed my child soy. Here's one of...

I would not feed my child soy. Here's one of many sources of info:
http://www.mothering.com/food/whole-soy-story

I don't distinguish mealtimes. My son has grassfed beef (in many forms--ground,...
Forum: Parenting   03-17-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By FeminineFigure
I would be the first to admit that it is...

I would be the first to admit that it is probably too much time. I think there are a lot of excuses in this thread--I know it is an outlet to a certain extent, but I think it is easy to slip down...
Forum: Family Safety   02-19-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,243
Posted By FeminineFigure
I've used a Sleep Number from the time my LO was...

I've used a Sleep Number from the time my LO was born. He's almost 9 months. I disagree with the above poster--it has been very safe!

We have a king-sized Sleep Number with the option of having a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-05-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By FeminineFigure
Well, I'd love to be able to pump while...

Well, I'd love to be able to pump while vaccuuming or doing laundry. However, I already do one AM pump before getting LO up. The rest of the day is working in my business where I'm having trouble...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-05-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By FeminineFigure
I own my own business. On one hand, I've managed...

I own my own business. On one hand, I've managed to create the flexibility of working 3x/week, and taking baby with me or working from home the other days.

My baby is 8 months old and goes to...
Forum: Lactivism   01-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By FeminineFigure
Wow, I need to post a follow up. I made a...

Wow, I need to post a follow up.

I made a complaint through Walgreens website. Though it did take them a few days to get back to me (totally understandable), I just received a phone call from the...
Forum: Lactivism   01-03-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By FeminineFigure
I received that one at Walgreens, too, when I...

I received that one at Walgreens, too, when I was picking up a prescription for myself and my 7 month old!

I'm SURE the reason they printed the $5 off (how...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-18-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By FeminineFigure
It was one of the first things I gave my DS, who...

It was one of the first things I gave my DS, who is now 6.5 months. I started with TEENY bites off of my plate when he was 5.5 months because he showed so much interest/readiness. I am a big...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-13-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
  Juice?
Views: 655
Posted By FeminineFigure
Never. I don't drink juice, either. My 6.5...

Never. I don't drink juice, either.

My 6.5 month old son gets a few sips of water out of a glass if he takes a few bites off of my plate.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-08-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,825
Posted By FeminineFigure
We have a king sized sleep number. It is quite...

We have a king sized sleep number. It is quite "fancy" in that it also can incline into a sitting position. However, we did not get the pillow top. I love it for a few reasons (and this is specific...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-06-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,072
Posted By FeminineFigure
Hey there! I'm in my 3rd week of a...

Hey there!

I'm in my 3rd week of a Paleo/Primal diet. I've wanted to take the complete plunge for awhile--I've done small attempts half-heartedly for the last, oh, 7 years for my acne. I was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-05-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By FeminineFigure
I follow a primal/paleo modeled diet, and I'm...

I follow a primal/paleo modeled diet, and I'm feeding my son these foods as well. So far, he loves everything. I'm not exaclty doing BLW, but I'm not doing purees, either. He has no teeth, but he...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-08-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By FeminineFigure
I'm normally as pro-breastfeeding as they come,...

I'm normally as pro-breastfeeding as they come, but perhaps you may need to come to peace about making a choice that works for you. Your mental health is very, very important, and most of us on here...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By FeminineFigure
I really like mine. I first used it as a...

I really like mine. I first used it as a pregnancy pillow. Then due to oversupply/leaking/night nursing it really helped to have the pad under me. I have a king sized sleep number bed with the two...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-19-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By FeminineFigure
I've had arguments with my husband about this...

I've had arguments with my husband about this and have wondered if I've gone overboard because I can't really back up what I'm saying. So good question. He'll feed the size of like 1/2 grain of rice...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-16-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By FeminineFigure
Well, truthfully it is quite difficult, as I'm...

Well, truthfully it is quite difficult, as I'm sitting here in my office with my baby on my lap distracting me, and taking a brief break on MDC. I own a business so I've had to work with the little...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-14-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,741
Posted By FeminineFigure
Emercency c-section here. No problems whatsoever...

Emercency c-section here. No problems whatsoever with nursing. I was exhausted after several hours of pushing and many more hours of hard labor (persistent posterior/transverse). However, my doc...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-09-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By FeminineFigure
I woke up somewhat engorged. Just a little...

I woke up somewhat engorged. Just a little leaking. I'm not prone to plugged ducts.
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-08-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By FeminineFigure
In a couple weeks, I have a business trip where...

In a couple weeks, I have a business trip where I will be away from my baby (who will be 15 weeks then). I am able to take the baby for 1 day, but he will be with my mother for a day + overnight. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-08-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By FeminineFigure
All great advice; however, don't assume...

All great advice; however, don't assume everything will be difficult. You just never know. I assumed I'd have an easy birth--I would never have thought I would have had a c-section. And I assumed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-20-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By FeminineFigure
Thanks for the info. I didn't realize that the...

Thanks for the info. I didn't realize that the car seat and stroller don't count against checked luggage. I might take the stroller anyway because I could put the car seat on the stroller, put our...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-20-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By FeminineFigure
I will be taking a trip next weekend for 4 days...

I will be taking a trip next weekend for 4 days with my baby who will be 8 weeks and my husband. I am wondering the best way of going about things as far as what to bring, getting through the...
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