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Forum: Family Safety   10-01-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By namellea
My 12 month old is 27 lbs. I know, huge! And...

My 12 month old is 27 lbs. I know, huge! And he's 31 inches tall. He is in an Evenflo carseat rearfacing that we originally bought with our first child almost five years ago.

The Evenflo seat...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-14-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By namellea
Thanks crunchy mama. Yeah- - he doesn't...

Thanks crunchy mama.

Yeah- - he doesn't really nurse or bottle feed "to sleep". He gulps it down vigorously. His eyes are closed, but he moves arms and legs in a way that tells me he is basically...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-14-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By namellea
Thanks Catie! Yes, I eliminated all dairy from...

Thanks Catie! Yes, I eliminated all dairy from my diet (when I was exclusively breastfeeding) and several other things. None of that helped. Even a teeny bit.

I am sad to hear you say its within...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-14-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By namellea
So my nine month old has NEVER been a good...

So my nine month old has NEVER been a good sleeper. He spent his first six months never sleeping more than a 45 minute stretch at a time. (no exaggeration). We figured out he has reflux, exhausted...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-13-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By namellea
After block feeding for 2 wks things really...

After block feeding for 2 wks things really seemed to have evened out for me and my eleven week old, but then I pumped both breasts after an am feeding the last three days so I could be away for a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By namellea
We are using those ubiquitous MAM pacifiers. I...

We are using those ubiquitous MAM pacifiers. I keep saying I'm going to quit using them, but give in so he's not crying. He seems to have a really strong need to suck and just can't comfort suck. We...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-07-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By namellea
pbjmama: He weighed 9 lbs 2 oz at birth, so he...

pbjmama: He weighed 9 lbs 2 oz at birth, so he was a big boy to start (and nine days "early"!). I don't think he's enormous either, just big. He's 95th percentile. But obviously I'm not worried...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By namellea
3girls1boy: Raynaud's - - my nipple always looks...

3girls1boy: Raynaud's - - my nipple always looks like lipstick compression with white right along the creased end. I get the compression even when the latch is good and there's no pain. I think I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-07-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By namellea
Possibly I just need a pep talk, but I am...

Possibly I just need a pep talk, but I am wondering if there’s any additional advice for me. I am going to write out what we’re struggling with and doing- - some of which may or may not be...
Forum: October 2009   08-14-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By namellea
I have this too, and have been going to a chiro....

I have this too, and have been going to a chiro. The thing that seems to have helped the most is that when it got really bad I treated it like a sports injury: lay off much extra movement and...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-10-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By namellea
Thanks Listipton!

Thanks Listipton!
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-09-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By namellea
Nimblemama, yeah I visited the town. The retail...

Nimblemama, yeah I visited the town. The retail options are downright depressing. But there is a Kroger in town and with online shopping, I still think we could mostly avoid Walmart (we boycott)....
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-08-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By namellea
Thanks Gina! My husband had a second round...

Thanks Gina! My husband had a second round interview and we hope to hear something soon. I am unduly fretting over this potential move and what it would mean financially and for our lives and all...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-25-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By namellea
So we are considering relocating to Greencastle,...

So we are considering relocating to Greencastle, IN. It would be a HUGE change for us from the Philly in hopes that I could SAHM or work part time (i work VERY full time now). I am wondering if...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-10-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,709
Posted By namellea
I've got one. How about when the LC takes out...

I've got one. How about when the LC takes out her digital camera and takes a close-up pic of your nipple because "that's not something I see very often."

Now my nipple is apparently in a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-07-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By namellea
well, I do the same for throwing food that I do...

well, I do the same for throwing food that I do for throwing most anything inside. My daughter (25 months) has a designated set of bean bags that are the ony thing she's allowed to throw inside. She...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-25-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By namellea
Tall Girl. I love them. If you don't have a...

Tall Girl. I love them. If you don't have a store near you, you can call them up and they will describe what they have in the store to you and mail it to you. If you don't like it or it doesn't fit,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-01-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,413
Posted By namellea
Of course it is a "shared" expense for us. DH...

Of course it is a "shared" expense for us. DH barely makes more than we pay in childcare, but his job is about a lot more than the money for him. And will hopefully lead to more money in the future....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-21-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By namellea
Quote: Originally Posted by boysrus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by boysrus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11041529)
I am going to be studying for the GRE. I have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 5,757
Posted By namellea
Hi all! We did really well last month. I have...

Hi all! We did really well last month. I have been toying with the idea of going pt (I'm the primary wage earner) so we are really buckling down and trying to pretend-live on half our income. With...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 7,642
Posted By namellea
I haven't checked in for a while, but I'm being...

I haven't checked in for a while, but I'm being good with the budget. But.... We are making a big decision financially that DR probably wouldnt' approve of.... we have an older house that really...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-12-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By namellea
My husband was two years into his PhD program...

My husband was two years into his PhD program when our dd was born (or three??). She's 18 months now and he's still a PhD student. I was the primary wage earner, and still am.

I feel torn even...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-12-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By namellea
crying is okay. it gets easier! Sorry you are...

crying is okay. it gets easier! Sorry you are having to feel so sad. Hopefully your coworkers will understand and give you some space at work.

hang in there.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-12-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By namellea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_modern (I...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_modern

(I wouldn't cite this, obviously, but looks useful to your understanding it.)
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-11-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,467
Posted By namellea
This is a wonderful discussion. I likewise...

This is a wonderful discussion.

I likewise have no doubt that my dd's dcp has a huge influence on her. She loves her daycare teacher and learns alot from her. So far, I haven't had a problem with...
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