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Forum: Queer Parenting   10-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By CassnBeth
How much do you guys want to keep the FB group...

How much do you guys want to keep the FB group closed? Because I would really love to join. My partner is a trans guy and we're about to start trying for a third kid with him carrying. He really,...
Forum: Infertility   09-21-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 16,983
Posted By CassnBeth
I just wanted to post a quick update that I had...

I just wanted to post a quick update that I had my rainbow baby girl on 2/6/12 so that the "predecessors" list can get longer!
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-30-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,622
Posted By CassnBeth
I'm using a lact-aid right now for my supply...

I'm using a lact-aid right now for my supply issues and I am really happy with it. It took the baby and I about a week to get the hang of it but it was also her first week of life so we had a lot...
Forum: Lactivism   03-15-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By CassnBeth
I am feeling especially grateful for people...

I am feeling especially grateful for people doing this right now. I have a four week old baby who I cannot figure out how to nurse in public without pulling down the top flap of a nursing tank; I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,199
Posted By CassnBeth
I just wanted to give you guys an update since I...

I just wanted to give you guys an update since I went ahead and had the darn baby --
 
We got off to a rocky start with preeclampsia at 36 weeks and induction followed by a csection under general...
Forum: Diapering   01-12-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By CassnBeth
I have a BeAll which is touted as being one size...

I have a BeAll which is touted as being one size down from the BePrepared and it was perfectly acceptable when my daughter was a baby but it's definitely too small now. The dimensions are not the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-11-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,199
Posted By CassnBeth
Oy vey guys. I could really use some advice even...

Oy vey guys. I could really use some advice even though I am not a second time bio-mom. I've got PCOS and a probable diagnosis of IGT so I made an appointment with an IBCLC in my area who...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-07-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,929
Posted By CassnBeth
We haven't eliminated the nap entirely but we...

We haven't eliminated the nap entirely but we have certainly limited it; no sleep past 3:30 no matter what. Right now, DD wakes up around 7:30 (I wake her if she is late), goes down for her nap...
Forum: March 2012   11-28-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By CassnBeth
I know I am not a very regular poster but I lurk...

I know I am not a very regular poster but I lurk here a lot and I have to tell this to some other people who will understand!
 
At my ultrasound today they saw that my cervix had shortened from 4...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By CassnBeth
Our DD's are pretty much the same age. In fact,...

Our DD's are pretty much the same age. In fact, sunflwrmoonbeam, I think I lurked in your due date group.
 
I'm pregnant too and DD has been satan the last few months; needing me to hold her all...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By CassnBeth
Just as another data point -- my DD had a week...

Just as another data point -- my DD had a week or two of this freaking out about using the potty even when she clearly needed to thing when she first learned. it turned out to be partly a control...
Forum: March 2012   10-25-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 54
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Views: 1,201
Posted By CassnBeth
Could I hijack just a teensy bit to beg for help...

Could I hijack just a teensy bit to beg for help too? My wife has the name Peregrine running in her family as a girl's name and I would love to use it but I need a nickname I can stand!
 
The...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-24-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By CassnBeth
I was really happy with one piece fleece jammies...

I was really happy with one piece fleece jammies for DD the last two winters but now she is potty trained. Not only can't she manage to take off zipper pjs by herself (this infuriates her) but then...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-21-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,043
Posted By CassnBeth
My family "did" Santa growing up but I don't...

My family "did" Santa growing up but I don't think I ever truly believed, not much after very early childhood anyway. My mother, bless her, has still refused to admit there is no Santa even though I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-20-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 560
Posted By CassnBeth
Christmas is my favourite time of year and my...

Christmas is my favourite time of year and my mom did a great job of it so we have lots of Christmas traditions --
 
My DD drunk the Christmas koolaid last year so we have been talking about the...
Forum: March 2012   10-08-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By CassnBeth
Um. I was totally creepy and carried a tiny jar...

Um. I was totally creepy and carried a tiny jar of vinegar around with me everywhere. I think I must have reapplied it between six and ten times a day; pretty much anytime the rash started itching...
Forum: March 2012   10-08-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 573
Posted By CassnBeth
Somehow, even though this is our second baby, I...

Somehow, even though this is our second baby, I have more to do now than when DD was born...I think some kind of nesting has kicked in early. We're moving around everyone's sleeping arrangements so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-07-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By CassnBeth
My DD has been like that since....pretty much...

My DD has been like that since....pretty much birth. Even five minutes of car sleep can throw off a whole day and, since she switched to one nap at a year old, those five minutes would mean a whole...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-07-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By CassnBeth
We will absolutely be going trick or treating...

We will absolutely be going trick or treating again this year; DD is a fiend for holidays and I have had all my Halloween decorations up for a solid week already because she was so excited. She has...
Forum: March 2012   10-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By CassnBeth
I've had this before and, to my complete shock,...

I've had this before and, to my complete shock, actually got rid of it with frequent applications of white vinegar.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By CassnBeth
There is an 18 month sleep regression. My DD...

There is an 18 month sleep regression. My DD hardly slept for a solid two months and then went back to long napping.
 
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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-05-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By CassnBeth
Thank you! I will send you a PM!

Thank you! I will send you a PM!
Forum: March 2012   10-05-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By CassnBeth
JMJ -- I really hope the lactation consultants...

JMJ -- I really hope the lactation consultants at my hospital are worth their salt. I already have an IBCLC visit scheduled for january when I am eight months along so she can see how things look....
Forum: March 2012   09-29-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By CassnBeth
We're going with a hospital birth with a...

We're going with a hospital birth with a perinatologist and a doula. In magical-fairy-perfect-birth-land the idea would be for me to go CLEARLY into labour with none of this false labour or...
Forum: March 2012   09-29-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 397
Posted By CassnBeth
I am definitely a weirdo size -- 44D. I have...

I am definitely a weirdo size -- 44D. I have scoliosis that isn't too terribly visible on the outside but it does mean my back is pretty broad. Thus, the band size.
 
Are you saying that Bravado...
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