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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-11-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By anilorak13ska
I much prefer sleeping on a floor bed even before...

I much prefer sleeping on a floor bed even before I had my daughter. I guess it's reminiscent of sleep overs for me . Right now DD who is nearly a year old and I share the bed. We have plenty of room...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-10-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By anilorak13ska
My DD was staying dry at night up to nine hours...

My DD was staying dry at night up to nine hours for a while a few months ago, and I thought I had out made! But then nighttime peeing started up again. We went a couple months of catching every pee...
Forum: Infertility   07-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By anilorak13ska
3rd party reproduction and race

So i thought I could put our whole infertility thing behind us now that we finally have our long-awaited daughter, but guess not.

We went the anonymous embryo donation route after trying open...
Forum: Infertility   07-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By anilorak13ska
how can I help?

Hi there! We have an 8 mo DD thanks to anonymous embryo donation. Our first try with EA was via an open arrangement through Miracles Waiting. Before that we tried to adopt traditionally for 5...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By anilorak13ska
Public BF in Poland, airplane

We are going to visit family in Poland for 2.5 weeks, leaving next week. I asked my aunt and grandmother about public BF, but since it's been decades since either has BF, and even then it sounds...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By anilorak13ska
Wow, those are some interesting places to nurse! ...

Wow, those are some interesting places to nurse! Way to go, ladies!
It's been more mellow for us, I guess. There were a few times I nursed her in the backseat of the car with her strapped in her...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By anilorak13ska
public nursing (distracted baby)

I am usually home with 7mo DD (literally, we stay home most days as we're new to the area, it's humid right now, and I'm a homebody anyway). So letting DD essentially graze all day at the breast...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-01-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By anilorak13ska
disposable backups

At night, DD (7mos now) has gone through phases when she stays dry for the first half of the night and then wakes to pee, and other times when we are up every two hours, more in the mornings, to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-01-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By anilorak13ska
I read through the links provided above, but...

I read through the links provided above, but still have questions.

We started part-time EC when DD was about 6 weeks old. I do not see it as an all or nothing at all. Rather, my goal is for DD...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By anilorak13ska
We just took our(albeit 6 month old) to our...

We just took our(albeit 6 month old) to our public outdoor pool for the first time. We bought her a swim shirt with long sleeves and she wore a hat with a brim. We also tried to hold her facing away...
Forum: Diapering   06-20-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By anilorak13ska
Travel and disposables

Our nearly 7month old is primarily in cloth, and we do elimination communication part of the time as well. We do depend on disposables on longer car rides, and i recently found i can get more sleep...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By anilorak13ska
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/332791/width/200/height/400 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/332791/)...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By anilorak13ska
Thanks. I guess we learn all the time, but I...

Thanks. I guess we learn all the time, but I always need a lot more time than most people to get into a routine. That's why I wanted to "start homeschooling" before I needed to start reporting to...
Forum: Babywearing   05-09-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,704
Posted By anilorak13ska
I've pretty much totally switched to the Bjorn...

I've pretty much totally switched to the Bjorn carrier.  I carry DD, who's now 5mo, facing me, and though she hated it all at first, I think it was just the awkwardness with which we were trying to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-09-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By anilorak13ska
Thanks. I do have that mirror in the car. But DD...

Thanks. I do have that mirror in the car. But DD is very particular. I even strapped in next to her her giant stuffed giraffe so she wouldn't feel alone! No help.

At night, she is actually...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By anilorak13ska
Thanks for covering all the bases :-) Dd is...

Thanks for covering all the bases :-)
Dd is now 5 months old, sleeps in my bed, we don't have much of a routine since when I tried that, with closing the blinds to start nap time, she started...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-07-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By anilorak13ska
We recently moved to Howard County.  DD is still...

We recently moved to Howard County.  DD is still a baby, but I've known for some time that I want to homeschool.  I've been reading up on it for several years, recently finally attended first...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By anilorak13ska
Just wanted to update that I went ahead and had...

Just wanted to update that I went ahead and had my DD's placenta turned into some excellent art via placenta prints!  And then DH buried it in a pot and bought a palm to keep in the pot, to quote...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By anilorak13ska
Thanks....what is the benefit of cluster...

Thanks....what is the benefit of cluster feeding? I've heard about babies wanting to cluster feed, but not moms offering it. I have heard of trying to BF baby in her sleep shortly after the last...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-23-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By anilorak13ska
Interestingly, DD doesn't usually nurse to...

Interestingly, DD doesn't usually nurse to sleep, which I've tried! She wants to switch to her binky instead. I usually end up holding her for the duration of her naps bc if I wait until she's...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By anilorak13ska
DD sleeps in my bed. She wakes up when she has...

DD sleeps in my bed. She wakes up when she has the urge to pee, which I figured out thanks to practicing elimination communication part time with her. Luckily now she holds it at night for upwards...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-12-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By anilorak13ska
This reassures me that I'm not imagining the...

This reassures me that I'm not imagining the link between sleep and breastfeeding. And also it helps to hear that we are not setting ourselves up for never having some predictability if we don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By anilorak13ska
Oops. DD is 4.5 months old. There doesn't seem...

Oops. DD is 4.5 months old. There doesn't seem to be a regular time in the day that she gets tired, but thats to be expected if she wakes up for the day at different times too. She hates baths, so...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-10-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,729
Posted By anilorak13ska
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LeelasMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397502/what-position-did-you-give-birth-in/40#post_17606139)...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By anilorak13ska
Help!  I seem to be a bit confused.  Since I BF...

Help!  I seem to be a bit confused.  Since I BF on cue, I let DD nap "on cue" as well.  When she's tired, I let her sleep.  When she's not, we've not insisted on it in the past.  But I think this...
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