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Forum: Learning at School   10-04-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Emily's Mama
My DD starts Kindergarten in Feb (we live in...

My DD starts Kindergarten in Feb (we live in Australia, so school year starts then) and I am so confused about which school to enrol her in. At home she is loud and pretty confident, but with other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Emily's Mama
Thanks for all the replies! It helps. It...

Thanks for all the replies! It helps.

It sounds reasonable to expect at least a basic degree of clean up from an adult babysitter, but we may have to request it or make it clear what we expect....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-10-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Emily's Mama
How much cleaning up would you expect an...

How much cleaning up would you expect an occasional babysitter to do?

Just wondering...we have had our first experiences with a non-family member, paid babysitter (a friend from church in her...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-02-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Emily's Mama
I can understand how you feel. I think women do...

I can understand how you feel. I think women do seem to be quite divided and love packing up the pump, or feel sad or guilty (don't know if this is quite the feeling, but similar?).

I pumped...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-05-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Emily's Mama
I don't know how to quantify the physical health...

I don't know how to quantify the physical health benefits of 2 oz per day, but if you mentally and emotionally feel better from pumping the milk for him, then go for it!

I exclusively pumped for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-05-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By Emily's Mama
No advice unfortunately, just comiserations! ...

No advice unfortunately, just comiserations!

I haven't come to this forum for ages, but just did in the hopes of finding the same solution for my 18 month old.

She has been progressively...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Emily's Mama
Both my kids didn't make a lot of eye contact at...

Both my kids didn't make a lot of eye contact at that age. But I could tell they could see things. They reacted to objects and pictures, the tv, etc. They started to track objects with their eyes....
Forum: Family Planning   07-29-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By Emily's Mama
I'm a bit new to this, but was wondering, if you...

I'm a bit new to this, but was wondering, if you get 3 higher temps when charting, and it falls around the same time as mucus drying up (so you are basically sure you've ovulated, esp if regular...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-29-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Emily's Mama
I think it helps to have those present for your...

I think it helps to have those present for your birth really aware of what you are aiming for in advance...like if you don't want an epidural. Obviously on the day you may really, really, really,...
Forum: Homebirth   07-03-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By Emily's Mama
I didn't have a homebirth, but I did have 2...

I didn't have a homebirth, but I did have 2 posterior babies through most of my pregnancies/labours. They ended up very different.

First was C section (but was induced in hospital, epidural, etc,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-01-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Emily's Mama
loving to hear about all our baby kisses!...

loving to hear about all our baby kisses! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif so cute.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Emily's Mama
For the past couple weeks, 9 month old DD loves...

For the past couple weeks, 9 month old DD loves to suck on my chin! She opens her mouth BIG and usually just drools and moves her mouth all around my chin when I'm carrying her. She has no teeth...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Emily's Mama
Quote: Originally Posted by Elismum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elismum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14002666)
I often put the pack and play in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-27-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Emily's Mama
Just wanted to drop in quickly and comiserate,...

Just wanted to drop in quickly and comiserate, though I have no real advice. We are going through similar issues with DD2. My kids are born almost same time as yours, and I'm convinced a lot of it...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-25-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Emily's Mama
I'm just curious if someone can help me with a...

I'm just curious if someone can help me with a memory I have of my labour, which was now nearly 10 months ago. I used gas and air and Hypnobabies, and probably due to the gas, it was a bizarre...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-25-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Emily's Mama
Quote: Originally Posted by abigail_b...

Quote:
Originally Posted by abigail_b http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13985766)
For me, braxton hicks contractions just...
Forum: Family Planning   06-24-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 6,668
Posted By Emily's Mama
Hi there! I've just learned how to chart and am...

Hi there! I've just learned how to chart and am excited to start. I'm sure I"ll be here often trying to learn as much as I can.

I'm charting temps and CM to avoid pregnancy.

In the past I've...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-22-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By Emily's Mama
I've recently been trying different things to...

I've recently been trying different things to get my 9 month old DD to sleep better. We swaddled her til now, but her sleep (both going to sleep and staying asleep) has been getting worse and worse....
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Emily's Mama
I took my 3.5 year old to the dentist for the...

I took my 3.5 year old to the dentist for the first time yesterday. He recommended we start to encourage her to stop sucking her fingers (she sucks 2 of her middle fingers when tired or for sleep)...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-18-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Emily's Mama
No advice, but I'm in a similar situation with...

No advice, but I'm in a similar situation with my 9 month old for the past couple weeks. She's just developed bad separation anxiety, so I suspect it's something to do with that, although even when...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-13-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 830
Posted By Emily's Mama
I'm thinking of buying one to help DD stay...

I'm thinking of buying one to help DD stay asleep. She certainly falls asleep faster if I shush her while rocking her, so wondering if the white noise would achieve the same thing, esp to help her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-13-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 686
Posted By Emily's Mama
9 months and 1 week old and no teeth. I love her...

9 months and 1 week old and no teeth. I love her gums!
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-08-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Emily's Mama
it's heartbreaking. My DD would do this too, and...

it's heartbreaking. My DD would do this too, and you feel helpless. Like someone else said though, if you are talking;/singing, etc to your baby, she will still hear your attempts to soothe her,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-08-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Emily's Mama
I cannot even remember what all the Ss are at...

I cannot even remember what all the Ss are at the moment! But my DD is 9 m onths old now and she settles to sleep MUCH better if swaddled, shushed and rocked/bounced.

oh yeah, just remembered, is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-05-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Emily's Mama
I second the Ikea high chair. It's small, cheap,...

I second the Ikea high chair. It's small, cheap, so easy to clean, looks pretty good and you can take the tray on or off. On the downside for you, it doesn't have wheels and it only has a seat belt...
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