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Forum: Vaccinations   03-10-2016, 10:17 AM
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Posted By cardigan
"Natural" is an ever shifting social construct. ...

"Natural" is an ever shifting social construct.

Nursing our young is one of the things that makes us mammals. (And I think nursing is the instinct to nurture and feed our babies, and the...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-22-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By cardigan
Oh and we vaccinate because I think it -- along w...

Oh and we vaccinate because I think it -- along w eating well -- helps keep us healthy.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-22-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By cardigan
I don't think of myself as into "natural"...

I don't think of myself as into "natural" parenting, but when pregnant, baby center really didn't appeal to me. Even though many of the attributes currently associated to "natural" parenting are ones...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-15-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By cardigan
When has this forum changed your mind?

I post infrequently, but often read. I'm curious as to how this forum has changed your mind?

For me, it hasn't changed my approach to vaccinations (my kid is fully vaxed) but it has put a voice...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-07-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,143
Posted By cardigan
I was diagnosed w ADD in my 30s. My...

I was diagnosed w ADD in my 30s. My neuropsychologist explained to me that the the ADD brain's distractibility is probably something evolutionarily useful-- the ever constant scanning the horizon for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-09-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By cardigan
I've got my 1st solo flight w my now 10 monther...

I've got my 1st solo flight w my now 10 monther next week. On previous flights our baby was wildly entertained by plastic cups; they kept him jolly across the whole Atlantic!
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-08-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By cardigan
I went to dr for a "preconception appt" and got...

I went to dr for a "preconception appt" and got Tdap and flu shot. It was annoying that I got preg a month later, but also moved states and spent entire 9 mos telling drs I had already had tdap &...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By cardigan
We just give our nearly 7 monther food. Nothing...

We just give our nearly 7 monther food. Nothing he can choke on, and try to go for veg over fruit. Organic when possible. We don't have a family history of allergies, so I'm not walking on eggshells.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-23-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By cardigan
I went back to work suddenly around 10w. my...

I went back to work suddenly around 10w. my husband did practice bottles with me out of the house when baby was hungry but not famished.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By cardigan
I had a positive screen for DS. I forget the...

I had a positive screen for DS. I forget the odds. And soft markers on ultrasound. But, Amnio said he did not have DS. It was very stressful for us.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,368
Posted By cardigan
My mother bf me for a year. She went back to...

My mother bf me for a year. She went back to work pretty early, but had an awesome boss that loved babies. So I went to work with her and napped and nursed in her office, and was taken outside by a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-09-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,745
Posted By cardigan
I'd like to join. I'm a FTM with a 14week old...

I'd like to join. I'm a FTM with a 14week old little boy. Generally, I try to be calm but can get frazzled when things pile up.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By cardigan
It looks likely that I will have to travel a few...

It looks likely that I will have to travel a few states away for a big interview for a big job. I've got a 3 month old that I BF at home and pump for while at work. What is best way to deal with...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   11-11-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,657
Posted By cardigan
My baby had his 2 month shots last week... and...

My baby had his 2 month shots last week... and this week started laughing.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-16-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,411
Posted By cardigan
I've got a 6week old infant and am far more...

I've got a 6week old infant and am far more interested in returning to work than I thought I would be. DH and I are trying to decide between daycare or nanny share.

They work out to roughly the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By cardigan
My 5 w old bf on demand and sleeps when he sees...

My 5 w old bf on demand and sleeps when he sees fit. When and how do morning and afternoon naps become established? We seem to have a rhythm for nights, but not for daytime. Is this parent lead, or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,136
Posted By cardigan
My mother had no interest in ear piercing. But,...

My mother had no interest in ear piercing. But, she said it was fine if I could convince a relative to take me to get it done. So for my preteen years, my earrings were an important part of my self...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-03-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By cardigan
LC followed up and suggested that I try...

LC followed up and suggested that I try reclining. That seemed to be working. But now his poop is green. Ive contacted LC for more advice.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-26-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By cardigan
My LC came by and diagnosed my baby's...

My LC came by and diagnosed my baby's occassional screaming at the breast as an Overactive letdown. He also often gulps, chokes on milk, gets sprayed in the face with milk and has liquidy poop. She...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-21-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By cardigan
We put baby's vibrating bouncy seat in the crib,...

We put baby's vibrating bouncy seat in the crib, switched on, so the mattress vibrates. He seems to sleep better like that than in said bouncy seat or "regular" mattress.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   09-19-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,572
Posted By cardigan
I've got a 2.5w old baby boy who will be fully...

I've got a 2.5w old baby boy who will be fully vaccinated (HPV when old enough).
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-19-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By cardigan
How do you do a dream feed? Do babies latch...

How do you do a dream feed? Do babies latch without waking?
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By cardigan
We have a pretty easy 2.5w. He was born late and...

We have a pretty easy 2.5w. He was born late and is huge so he looks sturdy. Have taken him to dinners, movie, our CSA farm for a picnic, and to visit my grandmother in her posh nursing home. Today...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-19-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By cardigan
Skycheat: thank you

Skycheat: thank you
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-19-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By cardigan
He regained birth weight within 1st week and...

He regained birth weight within 1st week and feeds at least 8x a day (more like 12x).
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