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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-17-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,015
Posted By Decca
I had pre-eclampsia, so my actual birth was...

I had pre-eclampsia, so my actual birth was pretty sucky. But I have to say, I had one labor and delivery nurse that was fantastic. All my postpartum care nurses were fine, but one - who had nursed...
Forum: Lactivism   04-14-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By Decca
Wow, I can think of a lot of things to snark on...

Wow, I can think of a lot of things to snark on Robin about, but her parenting is not one of them. Every time they've had Dr Sears on, she seems very into what they're saying, and when Dr Phil said...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Decca
Do you knit? There's a pattern for burp clothes...

Do you knit? There's a pattern for burp clothes in the Mason Dixon Knitting book. They're inexpensive and quick to make and work like nobody's business.
Forum: Television   02-21-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,118
Posted By Decca
What I thought was interesting is that they...

What I thought was interesting is that they didn't go "ew" or "why would you do that?" or tell her it would be too hard to pump and be on the show. They were refreshingly matter of fact about it.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Decca
Quote: Do the babes "know" they are with...

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Do the babes "know" they are with someone different and he'll be ok for one night???
I think so. My mom has more often than not been able to get my son to sleep and eat with a different...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-21-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Decca
Quote: I like to meet with a client in person...

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I like to meet with a client in person at least 3 times before the birth(depending on how close to due date I become her doula), more if needs be.
The contract I signed with my doula...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-21-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,359
Posted By Decca
It seems to me that the best approach, if you...

It seems to me that the best approach, if you really want to get her away from Babywise, is to find the things about BW that appeal to her and replace it with a different method that isn't, well,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Decca
Do you read the Ask Moxie blog? She did pretty...

Do you read the Ask Moxie blog? She did pretty much the same thing - slept on the couch while her husband took care of the nightwakings - and it worked well for her.

I'm so glad you got some...
Forum: Lactivism   01-21-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By Decca
I went to a major OB/GYN practice gave...

I

went to a major OB/GYN practice
gave birth in a large maternity hospital
gave my name and address to Motherhood Maternity
had a subscription to Parents (or Parenting, I can never keep...
Forum: Lactivism   01-19-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Decca
I understand what you're saying, and the irony...

I understand what you're saying, and the irony of it is that I think some ways of promoting breastfeeding as "bonding" contributes to that problem.

I have to say, my husband has given our son...
Forum: Lactivism   11-10-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,005
Posted By Decca
Quote: Originally Posted by ColoradoMama...

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Originally Posted by ColoradoMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9688028)
Who is we exactly? ..... I don't really...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-06-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By Decca
I wouldn't use either one, if this is the...

I wouldn't use either one, if this is the sleepsack on Knitty. I'd make it with something like Cotton-Ease, which can be washed and has some spring to it. It's something like $4.99 at the big box...
Forum: Lactivism   10-23-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,105
Posted By Decca
Quote: Originally Posted by songbh...

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Originally Posted by songbh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9515312)
I think you should do what one should always do...
Forum: Lactivism   10-22-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Decca
FWIW, Motherhood had all my information and I...

FWIW, Motherhood had all my information and I didn't get a single formula sample until one of those toddler formula cans showed up 9 months after I had my baby.
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By Decca
I don't see any harm in trying milk. My only...

I don't see any harm in trying milk. My only caution would be not to do it all at once - that caused some, um, interesting digestive issues with my son, and we scaled back to formula and gradually...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-06-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Decca
My son is also anemic. I don't consider it...

My son is also anemic. I don't consider it something to mess around with (anemia runs in my family), so we went to the prescription drops right away. I don't think the doctor is suggesting replacing...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-06-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By Decca
We see Dr. Offerman in Point Breeze. He is...

We see Dr. Offerman in Point Breeze. He is pro-vaccination (disclaimer, for the most part, so am I), but recognizes that it is the parents' choice. I've delayed my son's MMR, and he's fine with that.
Forum: Lactivism   10-04-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,661
Posted By Decca
Quote: It usually takes about a month or so...

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It usually takes about a month or so for it all to come together with breastfeeding, so I would consider your difficulties within the normal range
I had a medically necessary c-section with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,076
Posted By Decca
Quote: As for the high chair thing - for my...

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As for the high chair thing - for my kids, if the silverware/sippy cup hit the ground once, I'd pick it up. Twice, it stayed there for the duration of the meal. If food hit the floor in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-01-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Decca
I had good luck with the Avent ones. Can you do...

I had good luck with the Avent ones. Can you do a Target run and get one of each kind to see what he likes?

I know the standard advice is to hold the baby and nurse for takeoff and landing, but I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-01-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By Decca
Quote: Originally Posted by mom2bja...

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Originally Posted by mom2bja http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9321760)
Why no bumpers? On the rare times my kids...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-01-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Decca
Have you experimented with temperature? With how...

Have you experimented with temperature? With how the baby is positioned? A different flow of nipple? Would you consider using a different bottle? Sometimes you just have to go to Target and buy one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-30-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By Decca
I started chatting with a man in line at the...

I started chatting with a man in line at the coffeeshop because he asked how old my son was and mentioned he had a younger daughter at home. The first words out of my mouth were "How is she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Decca
Did you check Costco? The ones they sell there...

Did you check Costco? The ones they sell there are sometimes different than the ones in their department and outlet stores.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By Decca
Quote: ETA: If I hired a nanny, and she kept...

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ETA: If I hired a nanny, and she kept my son strapped into a stroller or held his hand constantly, we'd have a talk. If she continued doing it, I'd fire her.
Every moment of the livelong...
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