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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,500
Posted By alaura24
La Leche League could also be a good place to...

La Leche League could also be a good place to meet like-minded mamas with babies around the same age...my local LLL has morning cafe meetings that meet up 2x a month, just an informal chat to check...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-05-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By alaura24
How about natural consequences? She can go...

How about natural consequences? She can go outside without her boots and mittens, and the minute she expresses discomfort to you about her hands or feet being cold, she gets a choice: she can put on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-13-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By alaura24
Thanks for your response, lillitchka! When you...

Thanks for your response, lillitchka! When you started to express, were you immediately able to express the colostrum or did it take a few sessions to get droplets? I tried yesterday after a shower...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-12-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By alaura24
When I was pregnant with DS1, I basked in the...

When I was pregnant with DS1, I basked in the nesting instinct and got so many great ideas for decorating the nursery we set up for him. The gorgeous nursery decor lasted all of 4 months (2 of which...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-11-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By alaura24
Hi, all... I'm currently 32 w pregnant with...

Hi, all...
I'm currently 32 w pregnant with DC2. I had a c-section after a failed induction with DS1, which resulted in low supply and latching issues...a bad start altogether. Plus, the nurses...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-07-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By alaura24
I'm not the mo of a teen, but since my brother...

I'm not the mo of a teen, but since my brother is 13 years older than me, I thought I'd chime in! My mother joked as we grew up that she had "2 only children". My brother and his friends were so...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-06-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Posted By alaura24
I'm currently in the maintenance period of the...

I'm currently in the maintenance period of the Hypnobabies home study course, and it has been wonderful in helping with pregnancy discomfort and insomnia! I'm amazed at how deep into hypnosis I go...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By alaura24
Erigeron, have you tried doing daily positioning...

Erigeron, have you tried doing daily positioning exercises (Spinning Babies has a whole list of them)? I'm at 31 weeks, and my
CNM just confirmed that the baby was LOA (feeling it's butt poke out...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-05-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By alaura24
DH finally read the birth partner's guide, so at...

DH finally read the birth partner's guide, so at least he's not totally put of the loop! I'm now on Week 3, and really loving it. I have a feeling my guy will come through in the end.
:-)
We are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-28-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By alaura24
For those of you who have had hospital-based...

For those of you who have had hospital-based hypnobabies birthings, how involved were your partners during the home-study and actual birthing day? Were they absolutely committed to following the...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-09-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By alaura24
For anyone interested in joining us, we'll be...

For anyone interested in joining us, we'll be meeting at the Tacoma Park playground on Wednesday, 10/16 at 2pm. Feel free to PM me if you're planning to come, or if you'd like further info on RIE.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 467
Posted By alaura24
My son (almost 2) is addicted to Trotro....

My son (almost 2) is addicted to Trotro. Absolutely adores it...I think it's because the little donkey acts just like a toddler and he relates to it. Each story is about 3-4 minutes long, and each...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By alaura24
Filling up my child's emotional cup, to me,...

Filling up my child's emotional cup, to me, means making sure he feels a balance of security and connection with me so he feels free to explore and learn independently. I do this providing him with...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   09-15-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By alaura24
I am planning on a VBAC with Midwifery Care...

I am planning on a VBAC with Midwifery Care Associates at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. So far, they have been incredibly supportive of my having a VBAC. I asked them to adjust my EDD based on my...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   09-04-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By alaura24
I live in the Gaithersburg area and would love...

I live in the Gaithersburg area and would love to connect with like-minded moms of toddlers for afternoon play sessions and discussions on mindful parenting.
I've been very inspired by RIE and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,506
Posted By alaura24
My son is in love with TroTro, which is a...

My son is in love with TroTro, which is a British cartoon about a toddler donkey and his discoveries about the world. Very gentle, very relatable.

We also discovered that Buster Keaton's The...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-03-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By alaura24
My pediatrician recommended Poly-Vi-Sol (by...

My pediatrician recommended Poly-Vi-Sol (by Enfamil) with iron for my 18 month old. My son was undergoing treatment for anemia, so as his iron levels were getting better, and he no longer needed an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-28-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By alaura24
My son will be 2 in October and we're expecting...

My son will be 2 in October and we're expecting our baby in February. I wasn't able to nurse my son despite wanting to (long story). So I'm concerned that he'll be confused when he sees me nurse the...
Forum: VBAC   08-21-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By alaura24
Things that I'll be putting on my VBAC birth...

Things that I'll be putting on my VBAC birth plan are:

- If possible, wireless fetal HR monitor so I can move around and labor in birthing tub (my hospital requires continuous fetal monitoring...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By alaura24
When she starts to get upset, what do you...

When she starts to get upset, what do you typically say to her? Many parents feel the need to say "it's okay" or calm through shushing or poor babying, all with the best intentions.
I've learned...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By alaura24
I highly recommend you check out RIE and Janet...

I highly recommend you check out RIE and Janet Lansbury's blog: www.janetlansbury.com (http://www.janetlansbury.com)

It's all about fostering independent play in toddlers through gentle,...
Forum: Babywearing   08-06-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By alaura24
I'm pregnant with baby #2, and DS will be 28...

I'm pregnant with baby #2, and DS will be 28 months when the baby is born, and I'm fully expecting to have to bring a diaper bag with me when we go on outings. I'm planning on getting a ring sling...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-31-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By alaura24
This is a great website for like-minded Columbus...

This is a great website for like-minded Columbus mamas, and they have meet ups all the time:
http://columbusapvillage.com/
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-31-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By alaura24
Sprout Soup in Cintonville has a ton of...

Sprout Soup in Cintonville has a ton of resources and groups that meet up there. Give them a call and ask about the moms group that meets there for play dates. They were very welcoming to me when I...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-25-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By alaura24
we'd like to stick to areas that are easily...

we'd like to stick to areas that are easily accessible to the major highways, since DH is in sales and drives from meeting to meeting. I'm looking at the Cleveland Heights area because of the...
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