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Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   03-26-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 63
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Posted By schoonersam
Coming into this conversation late -just joined...

Coming into this conversation late -just joined the club- but..just so you know, I totally lived this. We moved to a new city where we had no friends (2 years later and it's still a little...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,178
Posted By schoonersam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By schoonersam
I have a 2-year old daughter who can be Jekyll &...

I have a 2-year old daughter who can be Jekyll & Hyde. She's so sweet much of the time, but often goes a mile a minute and definitely goes ballistic at many a meal time (we only use plastic bowls &...
Forum: Diapering   10-06-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By schoonersam
"motherease with cotton or hemp booset and wool...

"motherease with cotton or hemp booset and wool cover" I use this with basically two boosters. A prefold can sub for one of the boosters and I make sure that the layer that touches DD's skin has the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-18-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By schoonersam
So I want to night-wean, mostly because we're...

So I want to night-wean, mostly because we're trying to get knocked up again and I'm pretty sure the BFing is inhibiting that given that I haven't even gotten my period back yet. Even though the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By schoonersam
Hey P.J., I wish I had more info that could help...

Hey P.J., I wish I had more info that could help you, but I found your thread looking for advice myself!  I'm actually trying ot night-wean now and my DD is only 15 months.  Mostly because we're...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-18-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By schoonersam
My dd is 14 months and seems to be getting her...

My dd is 14 months and seems to be getting her molars in (a little out of order actually - she only has four on top and 2 on the bototm). Visually they came in fast - within a day went from being a...
Forum: Women's Health   08-18-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By schoonersam
My dd is 14 months and seems to be getting her...

My dd is 14 months and seems to be getting her molars in (a little out of order actually - she only has four on top and 2 on the bototm).  Visually they came in fast - within a day went from being a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,509
Posted By schoonersam
Quote:I wonder if  he might actually be...

Quote:I wonder if  he might actually be OVERtired and that's what this is about...does anyone have any experience with that?


 
So I have DEFINITELY heard that and experienced a little of it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By schoonersam
I'm kind of dealing with similar stuff only...

I'm kind of dealing with similar stuff only mine's walking/running.  I know a lot of folks use baby gates (they also have a freestanding gate thing that you can set up - my parents had that for me &...
Forum: Family Safety   04-01-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By schoonersam
So we want to put a big tree in DD's room.  We...

So we want to put a big tree in DD's room.  We could paint it, but that's gonna take a lot of time both now and when/if we want to sell the house and have to paint back over it.  There are really...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By schoonersam
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by rinap http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348026/this-is-unsustainable-sleep-issues-arrgh#post_16914061)
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Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,914
Posted By schoonersam
Oh, but a couple things that worked for us at...

Oh, but a couple things that worked for us at that stage (because we had the long drawn out bedtimes too, with DD not going down until 10 or 11):
The first was a really consistent routine...same...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,914
Posted By schoonersam
Thank you so much for posting this.  We have...

Thank you so much for posting this.  We have been dealing this exact same thing on and off for a few months now and it's really at (what I hope is) it's worst now at 9.5 months. Our DD has...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-16-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By schoonersam
That is definitely happening.  Her crawling has...

That is definitely happening.  Her crawling has gone from 0 to zombie drag to high speed chases around the house within 3 weeks.  And in that same stretch she has learned to stand up holding onto a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-16-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By schoonersam
Now in a more (ok, only slightly more) awake...

Now in a more (ok, only slightly more) awake state of mind, I guess what we're dealing with is just that it's a battle almost every single time we try and put her down to sleep. Every once in a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-15-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By schoonersam
Gosh, there are so many issues I don't know...

Gosh, there are so many issues I don't know where to start,  Maybe just with tonight's most prevalent issue...DD would not fall asleep for, or be soothed by DH, even when he picked her up out of the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-15-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By schoonersam
Thanks for the responses ladies! Very reassuring...

Thanks for the responses ladies! Very reassuring - I was worried about coins big time, and good for a much needed chuckle too, "...panning for gold" hahaha!
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-08-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By schoonersam
Thanks!!! I actually can't give the dog her...

Thanks!!! I actually can't give the dog her bully chew treats when they are in the same room together because my daughter will crawl over and grab it right out of the dog's mouth! She's gotten it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-08-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By schoonersam
I called the public health nurse who said that...

I called the public health nurse who said that the tiny sliver of foam (from a brush we bought to paint and print her footprint, but never used) that she got hold of and very quickly swallowed was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-04-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By schoonersam
I was in a similar situation to the one you're...

I was in a similar situation to the one you're in...DD was 8 months old, just had notes and a blank book (no prompts at all) and a near-miss on MIL getting us a super-girly one that I would have not...
Forum: Diapering   02-10-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By schoonersam
I'm just gonna chime in real quick on some...

I'm just gonna chime in real quick on some specifics that you asked about, cause I've tried a few of the products you're asking about.  I am the mom of an 8-month old who's been CD'ed from the...
Forum: Diapering   02-03-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By schoonersam
Here's my quick two cents (cause the baby's...

Here's my quick two cents (cause the baby's asleep and I should be too):
I use prefolds and covers and have a few All-in-Ones and pockets.  It sounds like you've got different criteria for your...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-31-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By schoonersam
Oh gracecody, sorry to hear that.  Are the...

Oh gracecody, sorry to hear that.  Are the wakings at least short dream feeds?  Sounds a bit like what we went through.  And now at 8 months, after a cross-country trip (including a red-eye),...
Forum: Babywearing   01-31-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By schoonersam
As someone who transitioned from a stretchy...

As someone who transitioned from a stretchy wrap, I can definitely tell you that a mei tai is an easy transition -I have an Ellaroo, but the Babyhawk's are quite comfortable with longer straps and...
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