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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 33,179
Posted By Louisep
I haven't been on the board in years, but as I...

I haven't been on the board in years, but as I was contemplating how we've made it through two awful sleepers and come out the other side, I thought I'd check back in and see if I could give some...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-06-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Louisep
I used a modified Jay Gordon approach with both...

I used a modified Jay Gordon approach with both my children who were horrible sleepers. I started with low expectations, aiming to simply eliminate the first nursing session of the night. My DH took...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-31-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Louisep
I wasn't going to have a second because of how...

I wasn't going to have a second because of how bad DS1 was. Well, we got accidentally pregnant and i now have a 6 month old. I'm not going to lie, the boy doesn't sleep well at night, but I am not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-29-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Louisep
I'm not sure if we're allowed to say actually...

I'm not sure if we're allowed to say actually brand names - I'll email you. A randomized controlled study showed it reduced fussiness...I forget the exact findings but they were huge. I got mine by...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-29-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Louisep
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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-28-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Louisep
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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-28-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Louisep
Did she or you have any antibiotics at birth? My...

Did she or you have any antibiotics at birth? My DS2 had antibiotics in the NICU and he was in a lot of gastro pain as a consequence. I gave him probiotics and the relief was instant and amazing.
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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-28-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Louisep
My baby is 6 months old and he has reverse...

My baby is 6 months old and he has reverse cycled since I went back to work. I'm fine with nursing all night long but I'm completely empty in the morning and find it hard to pump enough while I'm at...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Louisep
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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-26-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Louisep
This is my second child I've nursed and from the...

This is my second child I've nursed and from the very beginning I've had painful letdowns. My baby was in the nicu for a couple of days and they did give him antibiotics. I can't remember if I had...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-03-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Louisep
MIT is wonderful! I observed there one day but...

MIT is wonderful! I observed there one day but decided not to switch my son who goes to Inman Park Cooperative Preschool, which has a nature-based and creative curriculum. All the preschools are...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-12-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Louisep
Any recs would be awesome!

Any recs would be awesome!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Louisep
Have you had him checked out by a pedi? Just...

Have you had him checked out by a pedi? Just wondering if there could be a medical reason since its so sudden. My guessing is if it's not medical it has to be teething. Frequent night waking that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-12-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,595
Posted By Louisep
Check in to the family bed forum and you won't...

Check in to the family bed forum and you won't feel alone :)
 
Btdt. Around 9 months though I began a very slow transition to having ds1 lie in the family bed for naps. One day I was so tired of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By Louisep
Ds1 wore rubber soles Robeez at 10 months in the...

Ds1 wore rubber soles Robeez at 10 months in the winter for the same reason. They were great and kept the wet out but were very flexible. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-11-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Louisep
I would like some more options for carrying my...

I would like some more options for carrying my ds who is 10 weeks old, in particular while he's awake. So far he naps in the mei tai on my front frog legged. Tomorrow he has to be in a carrier all...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-12-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Louisep
A couple of years ago I was a frequent poster to...

A couple of years ago I was a frequent poster to this forum, a zombie at my wit's end mama committed to bedsharing and nursing my ds who woke every 90 minutes until 12 months and then some.
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Forum: Life With a Baby   10-16-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Louisep
I'm breastfeeding my second child (3 weeks old)...

I'm breastfeeding my second child (3 weeks old) and he has quite bad spit up problems like my first. Unlike my first, he also seems in a lot of pain when trying to pass gas or have a BM. Oddly, the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-16-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,236
Posted By Louisep
I'm wondering if there are any updates to this...

I'm wondering if there are any updates to this thread? I used the Amby with my first before the recall and would like to use it again with my second, using the new product enhancements they created...
Forum: September 2011   08-23-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,588
Posted By Louisep
I had prodromal labor with my first. It lasted 3...

I had prodromal labor with my first. It lasted 3 days but was accompanied with gradual loss of my mucus plug. Do you have any signs of that yet? I've not heard it lasting weeks, but certainly...
Forum: September 2011   08-23-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,810
Posted By Louisep
Hey ladies, I had an OP baby first time around...

Hey ladies, I had an OP baby first time around and he turned while I was pushing. Yes it was agony but I wanted to just say that the tub helped me enormously during labor if your little ones don't...
Forum: September 2011   08-23-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Louisep
Yay to all the turning babies! I'm joining you...

Yay to all the turning babies! I'm joining you in the head down gang! It happened after acupuncture and burning moxa sticks on the point on my little toes. Not only is he head down but he's LOA! I'm...
Forum: September 2011   08-17-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Louisep
The tub really helped my OP labor and for a...

The tub really helped my OP labor and for a first birth it was relatively quick. I went into labor proper at midnight and gave birth at 1pm. I used the tub at home and then waterbirth tub at the...
Forum: September 2011   08-16-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Louisep
Anyone trying to get their baby to turn? Either...

Anyone trying to get their baby to turn? Either from breech, transverse, or OP? My baby is stuck stuck stuck in transverse and it's freaking me out. DS1 was head down by 28 weeks and engaged very...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,435
Posted By Louisep
I'm looking for some BTDT advice. I have no clue...

I'm looking for some BTDT advice. I have no clue what I'm doing!
 
DS has been out of diapers wearing regular underpants for 2 weeks. He won't even wear diapers. We do potty breaks about every 2...
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