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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,424
Posted By spu
my two boys, ages 2 and 3, keep getting a rash...

my two boys, ages 2 and 3, keep getting a rash on their inner thighs from their long bathing suit shorts. we're not at a pool - just the beach at the lakes and and ocean so it's not a chemical...
Forum: VBAC   06-17-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By spu
don't schedule a c unless there is a real...

don't schedule a c unless there is a real medical emergency to do so.

don't schedule an induction unless things are already heading in the right direction.

if you must choose, go for the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-15-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By spu
DS was 15 mos when #4 was born, so while i was...

DS was 15 mos when #4 was born, so while i was pg, my milk supply went way down. i wanted to keep him a nursling so he could keep nursing after #4 was born. and boy, was he excited when my milk came...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-15-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By spu
fenugreek works well. you have to take a ton of...

fenugreek works well. you have to take a ton of it. i don't recall the exact amount - check kellymom.com. good luck! i took it 3x / day to spread it out.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-15-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By spu
when DS was born, AF came back around 5 mos, or...

when DS was born, AF came back around 5 mos, or so i thought. i never really had a period - just some spotting. but then nothing. so a few months later, after being ridiculously tired, sore nipples,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-15-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By spu
i get that about my 2.5 year old all the time...

i get that about my 2.5 year old all the time little do they know, my 3.5 yo still nurses (and it's not empty!)

i like what pp said:
"And I'm happy I can provide her the security she craves!..."...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-15-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,992
Posted By spu
you're not crazy. it's overwhelming, for sure,...

you're not crazy. it's overwhelming, for sure, and can be so consuming. i'm right there with you. our house is really big, and really messy still. our kids are old enough to clean up, but they...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-15-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By spu
i am right there with you, mamas! you totally...

i am right there with you, mamas! you totally have a right to feel the way you do, whatever that may be, and it's so frustrating when you try and bring it up, you're met with resistance, denial from...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By spu
my DH travels a lot, and for a good chunk of...

my DH travels a lot, and for a good chunk of time per travel (7-10 days, almost always including a weekend, and even over kids' vacation schedules and holidays!) It's far (europe mostly_), and comes...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-03-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,767
Posted By spu
hi, i'm a brownie leader, and wanted to mention...

hi, i'm a brownie leader, and wanted to mention two things.

i totally understand how frustrating it can be to find a troop. usually towns have a town registrar - and depending on how they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-03-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By spu
i'm our brownie troop leader, and my co-leaders,...

i'm our brownie troop leader, and my co-leaders, who have been amazing, will not be returning next year. what would be a nice gift to give to each of them at the end of this brownie year? last year,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-22-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By spu
i know i know......

i know i know... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif it's sooo painful nursing right now.

I became pg when DS was only 5 mos old - yikes! i had no idea why nursing started...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-22-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By spu
I tandem nurse my two youngest. DS was younger...

I tandem nurse my two youngest. DS was younger than your DD when the new baby came along - he was 15 mos old. So even though I nursed thoughout my pregnancy, I could tell my supply dwindled toward...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-17-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By spu
when we play more than two at a time, it's nice...

when we play more than two at a time, it's nice to have the 4 remotes. We have 2 with the motion plus. one of the motion plus pieces came with the Sports Resort game, which is our favorite at the...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-17-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By spu
I'm about 45 min from boston and 30 min from...

I'm about 45 min from boston and 30 min from worcester. my kids were born at I and mt. auburn. but truthfully, i'd go anywhere if there were good recommendations. I even saw a place in manchester...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-17-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By spu
we told our twin girls about their first brother...

we told our twin girls about their first brother right after the 12w mark, and just before we told my parents. we told them about the next one when I found out i was pg at 9.5 weeks. it was very...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-17-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By spu
my primary and my mw both feel strongly that I...

my primary and my mw both feel strongly that I should have my diastasis repaired, but I'm petrified of the process and the outcome, not to mention the ridiculous cost! They recommended going to a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,154
Posted By spu
my 2nd grade twin girls love sports resort (as...

my 2nd grade twin girls love sports resort (as does my 3 yo DS). we just ordered active life outdoor challenge:

http://www.amazon.com/Active-Life-Ou...3&sr=8-2-spell...
Forum: VBAC   01-17-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By spu
when I gave birth to my third baby, I had...

when I gave birth to my third baby, I had attempted a vbac (first pgcy was with twins, failed induction, ended in c...). But once again, DS wouldn't come out. I had the chief o.b. perform the c, who...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-14-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By spu
does anyone have this? I'm thinking of buying it...

does anyone have this? I'm thinking of buying it (instead of the wii fit which we borrowed from a friend.) I'm not really wild about the one on one personal trainer approach but I do love the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-12-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,126
Posted By spu
Quote: Originally Posted by bcblondie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcblondie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14922642)
I have it! I don't remember how bad it was...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-12-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,126
Posted By spu
did they do an abdominalplasty as well? how long...

did they do an abdominalplasty as well? how long was your recovery? are you glad you went in?
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-12-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By spu
how about the ea sports? has anyone tried this...

how about the ea sports? has anyone tried this one yet?

I like the mii usage on wii fit. (we borrowed the older wii fit from our neighbor) not sure if other games allow you to be your mii?
...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-12-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,126
Posted By spu
After my 4th child (first pregnancy was twins!),...

After my 4th child (first pregnancy was twins!), I have extreme diastasis, from top to bottom. It's getting so bad that even sleeping on my side hurts. I've read everything online about exercises to...
Forum: VBAC   01-03-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By spu
Quote: Originally Posted by pearl2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pearl2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14845509)
Let's just say that you may or may not be...
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