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Forum: Montessori   06-07-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Granola Momma
Hi all, I have a little boy about to be 3...

Hi all,
I have a little boy about to be 3 years old in July. We are attachment parents, so I'm looking for a school that has a bent toward taking each child's individual needs into account. I know...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-23-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By Granola Momma
Thanks mommas for all the advice!   Just to...

Thanks mommas for all the advice!
 
Just to give you an update, I'm 5-1/2 weeks pregnant now. I love the Fertility Awareness Method from the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility." It helped me...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Granola Momma
Thank you all for you insight and support. I saw...

Thank you all for you insight and support. I saw my family doctor today and had a couple blood tests and urine tests that turned up normal and showed "strong positive" on my pregnancy test. Then I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-21-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Granola Momma
I am so glad we had a doula for our first. I'm...

I am so glad we had a doula for our first. I'm pregnant with our second and have already hired the same doula for that birth as well. We had our first at a hospital with a certified nurse midwifery...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-21-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By Granola Momma
Hmmm, I've never heard that protein is bad for...

Hmmm, I've never heard that protein is bad for breastmilk.
 
I can tell you that I'm still nursing my 2-year-old and I'm 5-1/2 weeks pregnant and I'm craving protein like crazy!
 
I don't love...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Granola Momma
First let me say I know every woman's body is...

First let me say I know every woman's body is different and pregnancy symptoms manifest in countless different ways for every momma.
 
But yesterday I had a few weird, scary symptoms that I want...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-19-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,960
Posted By Granola Momma
I used the nipple shield with my son (who is two...

I used the nipple shield with my son (who is two years old now) until he was eight weeks old. I too wanted to stop using the nipple shield as soon as possible, but it was tricky because of my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-18-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By Granola Momma
My heart goes out to you. I don't know that my...

My heart goes out to you. I don't know that my breastfed 2-year-old son has any food allergies, intolerances or sensitivities, but I do. So, since he was born, I have strictly avoided wheat, gluten,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
  Quote:Originally Posted by lizsky   Best...


Quote:Originally Posted by lizsky
 
Best wishes to you with your pregnancy and with your nursing relationship, however it may develop.


 
Thank you so much for your story. I must admit, I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
  Quote:Originally Posted by Dov'sMom   ...


Quote:Originally Posted by Dov'sMom
 
There were no nursing-related contractions until I was 40+ weeks.


 
Thank you so much for sharing your story and this info. Very encouraging and has...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-16-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
mommajam,   You just absolutely rock! Thank...

mommajam,
 
You just absolutely rock! Thank you so much for this incredible story of pregnancy and nursing. It reminded me that this is what a woman's body is made for - giving life, nurturing,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-16-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
  Quote:TY for posting this question!!!!  I...


Quote:TY for posting this question!!!!  I just found out that I'm about 7 weeks along and my 27mo would hold me down against my will if I told her she couldnt have her dinks.  That girl is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-14-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
  Quote:Originally Posted by 1love4ever   ...


Quote:Originally Posted by 1love4ever
 
I'm so glad I could help!  I personally believe that diet has a lot to do with the outcome of a pregnancy, and especially if you are breastfeeding too. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-14-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
1love4ever, thank you so much for sharing your...

1love4ever, thank you so much for sharing your story. It means the world to me. I'm actually sick right now with a cold, so it's interesting that you mentioned having the flu. I've been concerned...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-13-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
Lil Star, Congrats on your sweet pea coming in...

Lil Star,
Congrats on your sweet pea coming in November! And thank you thank you thank you for your story about your two kiddos. Oh my word...20x a day and then a 10-pound baby! You rock!
 
Your...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-13-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
Thank you so, so much, Strawberry Princess! Your...

Thank you so, so much, Strawberry Princess! Your story is encouraging and boosted my spirit. I am very healthy, healthy weight and had a magical first pregnancy and unmedicated labor and delivery...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-13-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Granola Momma
Hi all, I'll keep this simple:   I just...

Hi all,
I'll keep this simple:
 
I just found out I'm pregnant...4 weeks along.
 
I'm still nursing my 2-year-old (25 months old) anywhere from 6-10 times a day. Probably closer to 10 times a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-18-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Granola Momma
thank you so much, tashantx!  this info is...

thank you so much, tashantx!  this info is fantastic and it helps just knowing that i'm not alone in this crazy season of re-fertility!
 
i really appreciate the time you took to offer some...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-16-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Granola Momma
Hey Mamas,   Quick question:   I'm on my...

Hey Mamas,
 
Quick question:
 
I'm on my second post-partum period. My son just turned 2 last week and I'm still nursing. My periods before I was pregnant were so easy - very light, lasting only...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-20-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By Granola Momma
Thanks so much, coldandsleepy...

Thanks so much, coldandsleepy (http://www.mothering.com/forum/../../../user/coldandsleepy)!
 
Your story encourages me and I'm definitely considering the whole night weaning thing.
 
Take care...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-20-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By Granola Momma
Hi all...   My 23-month-old son is still...

Hi all...
 
My 23-month-old son is still very dependent on nursing...especially at night. My husband and I would love to become pregnant with #2 in the next few months if possible.
 
I have not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-29-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,259
Posted By Granola Momma
I am so glad to know I'm not alone in these...

I am so glad to know I'm not alone in these fears. Honestly, this post came at just the right time for me as these fears have been increasing lately. I have had these fears and awful visions on a...
Forum: Montessori   04-26-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By Granola Momma
My husband and I plan to start our son in the...

My husband and I plan to start our son in the Montessori school in our town when he's around 2 years old. But I'm having a hard time finding games, toys, etc. that I can use with him now during our...
Forum: Babywearing   02-09-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By Granola Momma
Thanks, all, for your insights. I'm...

Thanks, all, for your insights.

I'm definitely going to look into the mei tei carriers. I, too, have felt that the majority of my back and neck pain has stemmed from the Ergo. And the mei tei...
Forum: Babywearing   02-09-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By Granola Momma
I need help! My chiropractor just told me I need...

I need help! My chiropractor just told me I need to stop wearing my baby and I am so discouraged. My 7-month-old son is 23-pounds (off the growth charts) and high-need. We've been applying AP...
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