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Forum: Parenting   04-20-2013, 05:51 PM
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Posted By akind1
I find FB easier than here. But I'm cool either...

I find FB easier than here. But I'm cool either way.

Carrie: hooray for potty training! I want to introduce the potty with Norah, but need a new seat; Gabe isn't willing to share and still uses...
Forum: Parenting   04-19-2013, 07:34 AM
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Posted By akind1
Should be 39" tall for the gcdc. That's what we...

Should be 39" tall for the gcdc. That's what we were told.
You do want it as snug as comfortably possible, but loose enough to work, iykwim.

We have work balance issues here too; funny thing is,...
Forum: Parenting   04-18-2013, 12:13 PM
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Posted By akind1
I hate catching up from mobile! Gah! I do the...

I hate catching up from mobile! Gah!
I do the hip scoot method to get either Norah or Gabe on my back. I only superman with wraps. I might tighten the arms a bit (the straps under the armpits) but...
Forum: Parenting   04-17-2013, 11:10 AM
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Posted By akind1
Gotta try them all! Sleep is doing ok; theo...

Gotta try them all!

Sleep is doing ok; theo wakes 1-2 times, depending on when he eats relative to when we go to bed. The other two might wake up once a night still, but it's not both of them...
Forum: Parenting   04-16-2013, 11:57 AM
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Posted By akind1
Annie: the Boba has a high back and narrow seat,...

Annie: the Boba has a high back and narrow seat, so should last tiny Ava a while. I liked it, but the Ergo was maybe a little more comfy. Either might seem hotter than the wrap this summer. Might...
Forum: Parenting   04-10-2013, 05:50 AM
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Posted By akind1
JJ: I loved my pregnant body. I'm not loving my...

JJ: I loved my pregnant body. I'm not loving my body now. It feels all mushy and deflated. I'm looking forward to celebrating your pregnancy when it happens.

I'm going though the baby stuff with...
Forum: Parenting   04-08-2013, 10:41 AM
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Posted By akind1
I'm so ready for my lochia to be done. It was...

I'm so ready for my lochia to be done. It was almost gone but picked up today. Busy week full of play dates, including one I'm hosting. Looking forward to seeing friends.

MW Fx you are safe!...
Forum: Parenting   04-05-2013, 01:28 PM
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Posted By akind1
Re: thyroid: if it's "normal" but on the low...

Re: thyroid: if it's "normal" but on the low end, you can see if a doc might be willing to Rx a small dose of bioidentical hormone - it's made a big difference for DH.
The kids love their baby...
Forum: Parenting   04-04-2013, 08:28 AM
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Posted By akind1
We are here to obsess with you! LOL. Carrie: I...

We are here to obsess with you! LOL.
Carrie: I love the naked training (lyterae too) - its taken longer than I expected to be good all the time. But I've just had too much going on to give it more...
Forum: Parenting   04-01-2013, 11:58 AM
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Posted By akind1
LOL, not really but sort of. Good, busy,...

LOL, not really but sort of.

Good, busy, productive weekend. Trying to get back in swing of things. Theo is 3 weeks old. An ounce shy of 10 lbs. growing boy!
Gabe is pretty much potty trained....
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2013, 12:44 PM
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Posted By akind1
I couldn't do it every weekend. Once or twice a...

I couldn't do it every weekend. Once or twice a month, that's ok. I feel like weekends should include some family time. And it feels weird to pawn them off more often, like I can't handle them or...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2013, 07:12 AM
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Posted By akind1
JJ that sounds like a great deal! I hope it...

JJ that sounds like a great deal! I hope it works out

Carrie: cargo space is important. Get looking!

Busy day today. But all good things, so that's fun. Only Theo at home until Sunday. It's...
Forum: Parenting   03-28-2013, 10:38 AM
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Posted By akind1
I did get out of the house with just Theo and I...

I did get out of the house with just Theo and I this morning - his 2 week-ish appointment (boy has gone from 8 lbs 4 oz to 9 lbs 12 oz in 17 days) -  clearly thriving and getting plenty to eat. and...
Forum: Parenting   03-27-2013, 11:44 AM
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Posted By akind1
Carrie: all that sounds like Norah. Stems...

Carrie: all that sounds like Norah. Stems entirely from tiredness. She wakes up too soon and isn't happy until she naps. It's not fun but she won't go back to sleep immediately, or I need to get up...
Forum: Parenting   03-23-2013, 11:31 AM
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Posted By akind1
Carrie, I hope you get your night out!   as...

Carrie, I hope you get your night out!
 
as requested - pic of Theo - not on FB, because I'm picky about the boob shots I post there, LOL.
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Forum: Parenting   03-23-2013, 05:09 AM
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Posted By akind1
Poor Ava! I wish I had ideas. I hope you get...

Poor Ava! I wish I had ideas. I hope you get answers soon.
 
Happy belated birthday Carrie, and early birthday MW.
 
I wish it wasn't raining. no plans for the day or weekend. Boring people, us....
Forum: Parenting   03-20-2013, 07:36 PM
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Posted By akind1
Friend of mines little boy has something...

Friend of mines little boy has something similar. Per tests, it's flu type b. hope you get feeling better soon!
Forum: Parenting   03-19-2013, 02:26 PM
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Posted By akind1
It's a need, I'd give in as long as he wasn't...

It's a need, I'd give in as long as he wasn't hurting you, like throwing or hitting, bc those behaviors aren't ok, no matter what.
Poor Nora! Feel better!
Forum: Parenting   03-18-2013, 09:49 AM
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Posted By akind1
The only hormonal bc that's ok while nursing is...

The only hormonal bc that's ok while nursing is progestin only. It's the estrogen that screws up BF'ing and can pass into mama milk. You may want to ask about the anti depressants too; I've a friend...
Forum: Parenting   03-15-2013, 07:34 AM
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Posted By akind1
Lyterae! Hooray! Sending healthy, sticky vibes...

Lyterae! Hooray! Sending healthy, sticky vibes your way.

We are home, older kids came back yesterday afternoon, Gabe has been great with Theo. much better than I anticipated. Norah hasn't paid...
Forum: Parenting   03-14-2013, 08:33 AM
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Posted By akind1
I know that Norah is among the younger in our...

I know that Norah is among the younger in our group of whatever babies, but seriously, colors, numbers, and sentences? Gabe is 3 years old and I'm thrilled how well he's doing with colors, numbers...
Forum: Parenting   03-11-2013, 11:44 AM
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Posted By akind1
Birth story: woke up 6 am Saturday with mild...

Birth story: woke up 6 am Saturday with mild contractions regularly about 8-10 minutes. These continued all day through shopping, eating, etc. sent kids to MILs. Kept up, increasing in intensity but...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2013, 01:24 PM
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Posted By akind1
One thing I'm really grateful for is that Gabe...

One thing I'm really grateful for is that Gabe is respectful of Norah's sleep. Loves to say "shhhhh baby sleeping" he likes to watch her sleep, which is a mixed blessing. Norah, OTOH, likes to climb...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2013, 09:40 AM
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Posted By akind1
MW: sounds like plain vinegar should do the...

MW: sounds like plain vinegar should do the trick: http://www.ehow.com/how_6389251_clean-pink-mold.html
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2013, 04:15 AM
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Posted By akind1
JJ: your in laws definitely sound like cutting...

JJ: your in laws definitely sound like cutting -ties-with worthy. How is your DH feeling about the situation?  All that would drive me bonkers.
 
Also: thank you for the reminder aboout your...
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