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Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Galatea
My baby is 16 months and I still use the stage 1...

My baby is 16 months and I still use the stage 1 nipples. The stage 2 made her gulp and she is just fine with the stage 1 nipples on the bigger bottles.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-24-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By Galatea
When I was admitted at 23 weeks, I got a tour of...

When I was admitted at 23 weeks, I got a tour of the NICU. It was really helpful because the nurse was nice and he showed us a baby born at 26 weeks and I was relieved, because in my mind, a baby...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-06-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By Galatea
It is so quiet here. Hi to both of you! ...

It is so quiet here. Hi to both of you!

Clementine is 13 months actual/11 months adjusted. She crawls on her butt, holding a toy in one hand and swinging herself with her other arm, like half a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-16-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,091
Posted By Galatea
I'm super-late to this, but regarding your...

I'm super-late to this, but regarding your brother, OP, he chose to be circumcised at the age of 16, and he cannot get his foreskin back, so you have to understand he is highly motivated to believe...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-02-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By Galatea
It sounds like maybe a tummy issue. So much...

It sounds like maybe a tummy issue. So much fussing and squirming and grunting. Perhaps try a baby-safe probiotic and see if she stops squirming. Or have her checked for reflux.

On the sleep...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-19-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By Galatea
Facebook is bad for one's mental health. I...

Facebook is bad for one's mental health.

I think the way to think about it is, what can you live with? Between the two scary worst-case scenarios, which is less scary? Could you live with your...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   06-19-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By Galatea
I realize this is two months old, but I had the...

I realize this is two months old, but I had the same situation, only my kids were ages 3-9 when I decided to catch them up. We talked to the doctor and she laid out which were most important down to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-19-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By Galatea
Stick with it! It takes time to get a baby used...

Stick with it! It takes time to get a baby used to a new routine, but it's worth it. The white noise machine has been huge for us - I don't have to stress about what happens in the house after the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-18-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By Galatea
I feel you, because this is my last baby, too. ...

I feel you, because this is my last baby, too. But she is so much happier getting a solid 12 hours that it is worth it. I don't feel any less bonded, though I worried since none of my other kids...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By Galatea
The supper time nap/cranky baby thing is the...

The supper time nap/cranky baby thing is the hardest. Nothing worse than trying to make dinner while your baby wails and won't be away from you.

I have tried timing an errand for 4 pm so she...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-16-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By Galatea
I don't have any advice on the actual trach but I...

I don't have any advice on the actual trach but I know there is a group on BabyCenter for babies with trachs. Also I have heard of jaw surgery to fix the need for the trach. Hugs to you.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-17-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,335
Posted By Galatea
Hi, Sheena, Congratulations on your baby! I...

Hi, Sheena,

Congratulations on your baby! I am sorry you are having a hard time in the NICU. I made a point to find out when rounds were and I would call the nurse in the morning and tell her...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-13-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,677
Posted By Galatea
I dress warmly enough that I am not compelled to...

I dress warmly enough that I am not compelled to pull the blankets up. I put her on the outside (not btw me and dh, who pulls the blankets up to his chin. I put her in a sleepsack so she is warm.) ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Galatea
I know this is old, but I found the magic window...

I know this is old, but I found the magic window for night weaning to be 9 months. Less drama, and they are big enough to be able to sleep longer. After 12 months, they have much more will to fight...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Galatea
Shout makes a product called color catcher cloths...

Shout makes a product called color catcher cloths for this exact purpose.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-30-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations! I am glad you are finding a...

Congratulations! I am glad you are finding a place to stay. Everyone here decamped for Facebook, alas. I hope you enjoy your new baby!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Galatea
Hi. First, let me say, it's going to be okay. ...

Hi. First, let me say, it's going to be okay. Right now you have a great opportunity in front of you to learn and grow and expand your capabilities. You sound like you are very smart and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-04-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 2,406
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations and well done! What a big baby...

Congratulations and well done! What a big baby for a FTM!!!!!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-03-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,054
Posted By Galatea
Oh no!! I hope you will all get better soon....

Oh no!! I hope you will all get better soon. Expecially clementine. How awful for a little baby to have it. My husband and I had it the day before I went into labor. It was so bad we had to call...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-02-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,054
Posted By Galatea
We are sick here. Dd1 puked on the floor. I am on...

We are sick here. Dd1 puked on the floor. I am on the edge of puking bc I took zofran - I'd be nonstop puking without it. Clementine was puking two days ago. DH hurts all over. And Clementine has...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,054
Posted By Galatea
She is doing well. She is 11 weeks/2 weeks...

She is doing well. She is 11 weeks/2 weeks adjusted. She eats well now but still only gains 3-4 oz a week. She only weighs 6'4". The younger pediatrician and the cardiologist don't like that, but...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,054
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations, Laura!

Congratulations, Laura!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 2,406
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations, Chapsie!!!

Congratulations, Chapsie!!!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 2,406
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations! My friend had vasospasm and...

Congratulations!

My friend had vasospasm and apparently there is a blood pressure med that helps a lot.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-28-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 2,406
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations Bracha and NewBrooklynMama!!!!

Congratulations Bracha and NewBrooklynMama!!!!
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