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Forum: Diapering   04-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Brilliantmama
I removed the casing stitches and elastic and...

I removed the casing stitches and elastic and sewed down the new elastic over where the old one was in the seam allowance. In retrospect, I might just remove a bit of the stitching at the top and...
Forum: Family Safety   07-16-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 52
  Poll: RF Poll
Views: 1,382
Posted By Brilliantmama
I chose 1 for my almost 2 yr old. She is 26 lbs...

I chose 1 for my almost 2 yr old. She is 26 lbs or so and will rf to the limits of her seat.

I chose 7 for my oldest daughter who at 5.5 yrs is still only 30lbs (just barely) and she is forward...
Forum: October 2009   06-20-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 709
Posted By Brilliantmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Nature...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nature http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13955399)
With 3 girls at home already there isn't much...
Forum: October 2009   02-23-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 595
Posted By Brilliantmama
I'll be birthing in a hospital unless a home...

I'll be birthing in a hospital unless a home birthing midwife reveals herself to me. I live in a very remote area in Northern NY and have had no luck finding one.

But I really like my CNM who...
Forum: October 2009   02-23-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
  Hello!
Views: 170
Posted By Brilliantmama
I am Bridget, due with my 2nd bio kid (3rd kid...

I am Bridget, due with my 2nd bio kid (3rd kid total) on about Oct 22. I am still in disbelief that I am pregnant!

(My husband was widowed when Abby was an infant, we married when she was 2.5yrs...
Forum: Parenting   12-26-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 990
Posted By Brilliantmama
Phrases I often say, "Gentle Hands!" ...

Phrases I often say,

"Gentle Hands!"
"Please be mindful of (the end of that sharp stick and your sister's eyes, etc.)"
"Please let Mama help you." (only when I really don't want them to do...
Forum: Family Safety   12-19-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By Brilliantmama
I sounds fine but make sure the airbag is off...

I sounds fine but make sure the airbag is off and the baby is in the outbound side (to prevent the driver's airbag from any possible contact.)

My niece rides RFing in a no-airbag pickup and I...
Forum: Diapering   11-07-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Brilliantmama
I love the idea, but haven't tried them myself...

I love the idea, but haven't tried them myself yet.

They sure beat the pf/scrap of fleece crumpled combo we used.

(And I kinda know the mom who makes them, and she is totally dedicated to her...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-25-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Brilliantmama
I love how nursing is the ultimate expression of...

I love how nursing is the ultimate expression of mothering, literally nourishing my child with my body and love.

I love the drunk look too!

And the best is that for over a year now (since I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-02-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By Brilliantmama
yeah

yeah
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-02-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Brilliantmama
yeah, I remember telling a bfing friend that...

yeah, I remember telling a bfing friend that Georgie needed a nipple in her mouth to poo.

And for diapers, if I think a poo is coming, I would put on a snappied pf then the cover I like the least...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-02-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,857
Posted By Brilliantmama
I agree with the pp. G gets rashy is she sits in...

I agree with the pp. G gets rashy is she sits in a poo.

My mom, a Med Tech, recently read some study or something (honestly I wasn't listening that closely at that point,) that attributed some...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-31-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,311
Posted By Brilliantmama
Quote: Originally Posted by kris10leigh...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kris10leigh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11831746)
could we call and they check the home out...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-29-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,311
Posted By Brilliantmama
Quote: Originally Posted by betterparent...

Quote:
Originally Posted by betterparent http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11808736)
there is more then one story about how...
Forum: Diapering   07-29-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Brilliantmama
OK, so my opinion for the prewashing is to do it...

OK, so my opinion for the prewashing is to do it a couple of times.

It will take several washes to get them to full fluff, but you can use them before they are "finished."

Also, newborns tend...
Forum: Diapering   07-29-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Brilliantmama
I love prefolds and can write more tomorrow am,...

I love prefolds and can write more tomorrow am, but you might want to check out flats instead of prefolds, especially if you want easy washing and quick line drying.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-24-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,311
Posted By Brilliantmama
Quote: Originally Posted by aricha...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aricha http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11767039)
Because I work with children professionally, I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-18-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,849
Posted By Brilliantmama
We have a queen with a side-carred crib. ...

We have a queen with a side-carred crib.

Abby has a toddler bed on the other side of the room.

Here's our pics: http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/k...ily%20bedroom/...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-24-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Brilliantmama
Oh and if it were me and I felt like she was...

Oh and if it were me and I felt like she was blowing through or wasting the bottles, I would give her fewer. That may sound cruel, but just instead of planning on using 4 bottles with one extra, I'd...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-24-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Brilliantmama
It sounds a little like my MIL. When she is...

It sounds a little like my MIL. When she is watching the kids, she feels the need to always have a bottle going. Even if I nursed her 5 minutes before, if G fusses, she must be hungry and gets a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-21-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,056
Posted By Brilliantmama
yep, it is sidecarred. Sometimes G will...

yep, it is sidecarred.

Sometimes G will crawl around in it before she falls asleep, but it is nice for the dogs to cosleep with us in it.

Glad I bought it used.

I am hoping that by the time...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-19-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Brilliantmama
SIL uses a "thumbs down" sign. My 14 mo niece...

SIL uses a "thumbs down" sign. My 14 mo niece hasn't signed back yet.
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-19-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Brilliantmama
I do a ASL "p"...

I do a ASL "p" (http://library.thinkquest.org/11942/media/asl_p.jpg) sign.

It ends up looking like an upside down bunny-ear.

I chose it because it is more of a downward movement, to make it...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Brilliantmama
I'd get a SNS and an appointment with a LC....

I'd get a SNS and an appointment with a LC. (Also call a LLL leader to help before you see the LC.)

Totally not too late.

keep trying and keep bringing baby to the breast
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-08-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,913
Posted By Brilliantmama
Ok I have a tie for the top spot. 1. When...

Ok I have a tie for the top spot.

1. When Georgie was about 3 days old I was struggling to BF and really wondering if I was doing it right. I finally got her latched on and my mom (former LLL...
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