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Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   07-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ReadingRenee
I see this post is old but Im in NWA! We cloth...

I see this post is old but Im in NWA! We cloth diaper, homeschool and I am still bfing my 2 year old. :)
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By ReadingRenee
Out of my 3 children so far my oldest who is...

Out of my 3 children so far my oldest who is fully vaxxed is also my "sickly" child. :(  Her sisters are almost 4 and 9 months and (knock on wood) neither of them have been to the dr.  My oldest...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-07-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ReadingRenee
We have the same issue at almost 4 months.  I...

We have the same issue at almost 4 months.  I have been wondering if I need to tweak bedtime or something...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-07-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By ReadingRenee
I personally really don't think it will cause...

I personally really don't think it will cause you to be less bonded to your baby to not co sleep.  It sounds like what works for your family and for her is her sleeping in the bassinet next to your...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-26-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,303
Posted By ReadingRenee
Thanks for the comments on the headbutting. Glad...

Thanks for the comments on the headbutting. Glad to know Samara is not the only bull. We always joke that its because she is a taurus. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-26-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,303
Posted By ReadingRenee
Oh yeah I have a friend whose dh is in the...

Oh yeah I have a friend whose dh is in the military and she has the same kind of issues. It WOULD be so great to have him there for the birth AND the first year. If those were my options I would...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-26-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,303
Posted By ReadingRenee
Yay I found the thread! I wasn't sure where to...

Yay I found the thread! I wasn't sure where to look since our babies are turning 1.

I have been a sleep deprived zombie for the past two months or so and have not had time to check in.

Samara...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-01-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,440
Posted By ReadingRenee
Awesome on the weight loss Jacqueline! I don't...

Awesome on the weight loss Jacqueline! I don't own a scale, me and scales don't get along since Im tall and muscular so I just go by how my clothes fit. I TOTALLY feel like my baby has been replaced...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-29-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 5,070
Posted By ReadingRenee
Just jumping in, its hard to keep up with this...

Just jumping in, its hard to keep up with this thread!

Samara is almost 10.5 mos old now and she is taking steps between furniture and yesterday she took one step to me without falling but the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-04-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By ReadingRenee
Our dog knows to leave the babys toys alone but...

Our dog knows to leave the babys toys alone but the baby on the other hand... I am always catching her with a dog toy in hand or in mouth... and the dog often will bring one of her own dog toys for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-01-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 5,070
Posted By ReadingRenee
Our sleep has kind of been beyond nightmarish...

Our sleep has kind of been beyond nightmarish lately. What is the 9 mos sleep regression and does it go away? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Someday? Eventually?...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,883
Posted By ReadingRenee
We need a good kettle too. I drop things all the...

We need a good kettle too. I drop things all the time so enamel would be bad for me it sounds like.

I was thinking about it and i honestly can't tell you how much Samara nurses a day or for how...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,883
Posted By ReadingRenee
I'm a biter because I am terrified of cutting my...

I'm a biter because I am terrified of cutting my babies finger. I did once with dd1 and I haven't gotten over it.

Samara slept horribly last night but this morning lo and behold there is a sliver...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,883
Posted By ReadingRenee
KatieJD, thanks for the link that was very...

KatieJD, thanks for the link that was very interesting and helpful. We will definitely try some of that. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,883
Posted By ReadingRenee
Thanks for the insight on the gagging....

Thanks for the insight on the gagging. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I think since her daddy has it, its a sensory thing too. I will keep being persistent in trying...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-19-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,883
Posted By ReadingRenee
wow how exciting with the walking lotus.blossom!...

wow how exciting with the walking lotus.blossom!

Ok well I have been noticing that Samara won't cant eat anything other than purees. She gags on anything that is not jarred fruits and veggies....
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-18-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By ReadingRenee
Wow thanks for sharing this. This was a...

Wow thanks for sharing this. This was a powerful, beautiful moving story and it made me cry, but not at the sadness of it, but the honesty and beauty of it. wow.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-18-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,883
Posted By ReadingRenee
Hey everyone! Its been a while! Samara has been...

Hey everyone! Its been a while! Samara has been keeping me busy! She is the complete opposite of her laid back older sister and she has already had a tantrum of sorts. It was pretty surprising to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,499
Posted By ReadingRenee
I cannot lie on the same side all night or my...

I cannot lie on the same side all night or my hips HURT. So I have to switch sides.

How I do it is I cradle my baby in my arm on the side I am lying on and kind of scoop her onto my chest. Then I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,588
Posted By ReadingRenee
Hey Guys! Its been months since I have...

Hey Guys!

Its been months since I have checked in.

We are all doing well over here. Samara has a cold like it sounds like a lot of your babies have too. We have the saline drops, the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-16-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By ReadingRenee
I used a crib as a sidecar for my first and i...

I used a crib as a sidecar for my first and i hated it. The crib was a Jenny Lind and it was so flimsy! Other than that, I really have no other input.

I hope someone else chimes in for you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-15-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By ReadingRenee
we have an arms reach original co sleeper and we...

we have an arms reach original co sleeper and we use it as a bassinet for dd2 who is 5 mos and we love it. She uses it for naps in our bedroom and for going to bed before us and she usually sleeps...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By ReadingRenee
unfortunately for us with dd1 it was...

unfortunately for us with dd1 it was nightweaning at about 16 months that did the trick. Thats when I finally knew the joy of sleeping 5 or 6 hour stretches again. I followed the Jay Gordon plan and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-13-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By ReadingRenee
DD1 wasn't interested in solids until she was...

DD1 wasn't interested in solids until she was almost 10 months old and she was fine. I didn't worry too much about it since she was growing and thriving....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-02-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By ReadingRenee
I don't have any advice I just wanted to give my...

I don't have any advice I just wanted to give my sympathy and commiserate. My dd1 who is now 6 was exactly the same way you describe your first daughter. HORRIBLE sleeper, up at 4 am for the day...
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