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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-15-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By chicoandthemama
I am sleeping on my side, too, with my arm kind...

I am sleeping on my side, too, with my arm kind of curled under the pillow. I also do the "turnover" with the babe clutched to my chest. I haven't tried the "reach over", nursing with the top breast...
Forum: November 2010   10-31-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By chicoandthemama
Your family photo brought tears to my eyes....

Your family photo brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful, all of you. Congratulations!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-29-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By chicoandthemama
My family switched to canned salmon with my...

My family switched to canned salmon with my first pregnancy and we haven't looked back. It's not too pricey, and all canned salmon is wild caught. Prepare it just the same as tuna. I am in the camp...
Forum: November 2010   10-22-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By chicoandthemama
We took a ten week class with a home birth...

We took a ten week class with a home birth midwife, and watched at least 12 videos of natural births. After our first was born my husband said the videos were the best prep of all. I like the...
Forum: Women's Health   10-19-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By chicoandthemama
My ds is 2.75 yo. He is not yet potty trained...

My ds is 2.75 yo. He is not yet potty trained for two reasons: I chose to wait until after his baby sister arrives in a couple weeks, and he poops 3-4 times a day.
I am sure that his morning...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-06-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By chicoandthemama
My DS is not yet 3, so I have no practical...

My DS is not yet 3, so I have no practical experience with 5 yo's...I took a GD parenting class last year, and the first thing on the list for improving behavior, after food and sleep, that is, was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-06-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By chicoandthemama
My DS will be 3 in January. A couple months ago...

My DS will be 3 in January. A couple months ago I started using my watch to help with the transitions. It has numbers on the face that he can identify, and he seems really into those and the moving...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-24-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By chicoandthemama
I also don't see these things as indulgences....

I also don't see these things as indulgences. Looking at it from the child's perspective, we tell them what to do all day long, so it could be considered modeling behavior...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-21-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By chicoandthemama
I think it's one of the great ironies of...

I think it's one of the great ironies of pregnancy that in the absence of morning sickness, we'd feel better if we were suffering. I was not able to enjoy and appreciate my symptom free first...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-20-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,958
Posted By chicoandthemama
The one item I still use almost daily, since...

The one item I still use almost daily, since birth with 2.5 yo ds, is an exercise ball. DS was a poor sleeper and wouldn't sleep on his own for a long time. I'd put him in the wrap and bounce. I...
Forum: Women's Health   09-18-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By chicoandthemama
Thank you mbravebird, that's just the type of...

Thank you mbravebird, that's just the type of guidance I was hoping for. I will check out the link.
Forum: Women's Health   09-18-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By chicoandthemama
Good question, I am wondering about this, too....

Good question, I am wondering about this, too. It is my understanding that the baby's colon is sterile until seeded by the mother through vaginal birth. Left unseeded, say by use of abx or cesarean...
Forum: Women's Health   09-18-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By chicoandthemama
I am almost 34 weeks pregnant. As the due date...

I am almost 34 weeks pregnant. As the due date approaches I am doubting my decision to decline the gbs test. I was positive with my first delivery 2.5 years ago, and received 1 round of IV abx...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-09-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By chicoandthemama
Great responses! I've enjoyed learning from you...

Great responses! I've enjoyed learning from you all. One thing I have used, I don't remember what source I got it from, when trying to explain my style to potential babysitters, is that I parent as...
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By chicoandthemama
This is such a tricky situation. If your...

This is such a tricky situation. If your inclinations lead you to AP and feeling strongly against BW methods before you have children, once that baby comes it's likely your hormones are going to...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   09-01-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By chicoandthemama
Heights of Health in Houston....

Heights of Health in Houston. www.heightsofhealth.com (http://www.heightsofhealth.com)
It's not mentioned in the website, but I believe there is a woman there who does NAET.
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By chicoandthemama
You could go out and just say "Hi!" when he...

You could go out and just say "Hi!" when he passes by and see how he responds...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By chicoandthemama
I did it in May at 14 weeks. Our flight back was...

I did it in May at 14 weeks. Our flight back was delayed, so 6 hours at the airport, plus the Icelandic volcano rerouting and a medical emergency landing as soon as we reached the States made our...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By chicoandthemama
Hugs to you, babygrey. I am currently at 30...

Hugs to you, babygrey. I am currently at 30 weeks. I started early, 6 weeks or so, with nausea, sore boobs, peeing. Then I got food poisoning that lasted a week. It all cleared around week 7.5,...
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By chicoandthemama
Thanks for the responses. We had a good evening,...

Thanks for the responses. We had a good evening, and have an early exit tomorrow. I appreciate your response, carmel23. I was hoping to hear from someone "on the other side", so to speak, who has a...
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By chicoandthemama
I accepted an invitation from a friend for my...

I accepted an invitation from a friend for my son and I to stay at her family's vacation home for a couple nights before going on to meet my husband in a neighboring state for another week of...
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By chicoandthemama
My neighbor does it alone every summer with...

My neighbor does it alone every summer with similarly aged kids. From what I remember, she tries to sit close to the bathroom. The hardest time was when LO #2 just transitioned out of diapers, and...
Forum: Women's Health   08-10-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,660
Posted By chicoandthemama
My 2.5 yo DS had a high fever for 4-5 days as...

My 2.5 yo DS had a high fever for 4-5 days as well about 3 weeks ago. The only other symptoms were itchy eyes before the fever and the same mild respiratory as your LO. I took him to the ped at day...
Forum: Parenting   08-08-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,862
Posted By chicoandthemama
I don't know anyone IRL who parents the way I...

I don't know anyone IRL who parents the way I do, so I keep most of it to myself. It's hard, but my husband is 100% on board with our choices, and for that I am very grateful. In my son's first...
Forum: Parenting   07-12-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,779
Posted By chicoandthemama
My husband's parents are divorced. Mine are...

My husband's parents are divorced. Mine are still married. I am way more screwed up than him. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
DH's mom left his dad when he was small...
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