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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-08-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By MeredithA
Thanks everyone! He has had a few yellow...

Thanks everyone!

He has had a few yellow poops (yay!) but still has at least 1-2 green ones per day.

Erigeron, yes, I have been back at work for a month now. I am only able to pump 2x at work...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-02-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By MeredithA
The past week, my 16 week old has had frequent,...

The past week, my 16 week old has had frequent, green poop. And it doesn't smell as nice as his previous mustard yellow poops did! I did some googling and asked some other moms and I am not sure but...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-13-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By MeredithA
I had my baby in May,  I knew I would have to...

I had my baby in May,  I knew I would have to return to work so I had been pumping and saving breastmilk in the freezer for when I had to leave him. I have been saving it in the Medela breastmilk...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-04-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By MeredithA
Sorry you and your babe are having a difficult...

Sorry you and your babe are having a difficult time!

I second the Happiest Baby on the Block book for tips on calming a fussy baby. At that age, they often just have immature guts & the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-04-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,510
Posted By MeredithA
I haven't read through all the responses so far,...

I haven't read through all the responses so far, but it sounds like he has a lot of characteristics of apraxia. Sounds like he is having trouble with his motor planning, which explains his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By MeredithA
I woke mine up every 3 hours at night and...

I woke mine up every 3 hours at night and offered the breast. I did this for the first month and then stopped. He sleeps within arms reach and is with me (usually in a sling) during the day. That...
Forum: Homebirth   05-09-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By MeredithA
My DH caught our son. Our midwife was going to...

My DH caught our son. Our midwife was going to catch and DH was going to hold my hand and be supportive up near my head. Well, baby came FAST. Labor was 45min and by the time we got to the hospital...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By MeredithA
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Forum: Family Safety   03-16-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By MeredithA
There is actually a paraben free, paba free, not...

There is actually a paraben free, paba free, not chemical based, sunscreen on babyhalfoff.com today! It's called Livestrong but it seems that it used to be called ThinkBaby. I haven't tried it yet...
Forum: Family Safety   03-16-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By MeredithA
My son just turned 4 a few weeks ago and is...

My son just turned 4 a few weeks ago and is still rear facing in his Britax. He begs to be turned around so he can see out the front, but the seat isn't causing him pain and he is still under the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By MeredithA
My almost 4 year old DS has been getting invited...

My almost 4 year old DS has been getting invited to tons of  birthday parties lately. The birthday kid always gets so many plastic toys and just tosses each one in a pile while quickly moving on to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-26-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,489
Posted By MeredithA
 I use the aluminum free deodorant from trader...

 I use the aluminum free deodorant from trader joes and find that it works really well. I was surprised to discover that it works better than anything else I've tried!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-27-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By MeredithA
Thanks for your replies ladies! I think you are...

Thanks for your replies ladies! I think you are right - I am just not going to discuss it with them any further. I'm sticking to my decision that's that! :-) 
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-26-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By MeredithA
  Edited to delete post (I can't figure out...


Edited to delete post (I can't figure out how to delete the whole thing). I didn't realize the TCAC wasn't supposed to discuss religion and I don't want to break any rules :-) 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-26-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By MeredithA
I absolutely agree. The OP mentioned that speech...

I absolutely agree. The OP mentioned that speech therapy would be starting the 1st week of January so I think it is best to wait since it is coming up so soon. But you're right - it is good to be...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-24-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By MeredithA
I am an SLP and I would recommend waiting for...

I am an SLP and I would recommend waiting for the SLP because you will want to be using the same techniques as her. If you decide to use PECS, she will be able to give you tips and show you how to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-04-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 1,939
Posted By MeredithA
Hi everyone! I'm a OneThread graduate - I got my...

Hi everyone! I'm a OneThread graduate - I got my BFP in August and am due May 8th. (It used to be May 14th, but after a couple ultrasounds it is clear that baby is measuring big and will be born...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   10-27-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By MeredithA
I'd love to get to know some other moms in the...

I'd love to get to know some other moms in the area! I have a 3 year old that is always up for a play date and another one on the way in May. 
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   10-27-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By MeredithA
Sounds great! My mother in law lives in Marietta...

Sounds great! My mother in law lives in Marietta and we aren't too far either...I have a 3 year old & it would be great to meet like minded moms!
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-22-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By MeredithA
I feel for you. It sounds like you are...

I feel for you. It sounds like you are describing the house we used to live in! We did not have a bathroom fan, and had almost no money, so Hubby bought a fan kit, and installed an extraction fan...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,741
Posted By MeredithA
I feel for you, mama. DS resisted teeth brushing...

I feel for you, mama. DS resisted teeth brushing like crazy. We tried everything - making it a game, letting him pick a new toothbrush, letting him know well in advance exactly what was happening,...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-10-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,778
Posted By MeredithA
If you live near a Trader Joes, I suggest the...

If you live near a Trader Joes, I suggest the Trader Joes Unscented Deodorant with Cotton. It's cheap, and it works! 
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-07-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,241
Posted By MeredithA
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Stevi ~ your BD timing seems great this cycle! Keeping my fingers (and toes!) crossed for you!! 
Forum: April 2012   09-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 4,303
Posted By MeredithA
Thanks, KM...and yes Bubblema, you're right - I...

Thanks, KM...and yes Bubblema, you're right - I should try to just relax (sooo hard though!). I thought my numbers seemed ok until the nurse sounded so unhappy about them. Then I started to panic....
Forum: April 2012   09-07-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 4,303
Posted By MeredithA
onemoreontheway ~ yes, the nurse said "It rose,...

onemoreontheway ~ yes, the nurse said "It rose, but we would have expected it to be higher at this point so we need you to come back in tomorrow for another blood draw"....I'm so upset and just...
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