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Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-26-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 17,706
Posted By sarahz5
What?!?!?  I can't believe it!  I feel like it...

What?!?!?  I can't believe it!  I feel like it was just yesterday I was reading your application essay.  Congrats on being in the home stretch!
 
But oh yes, that's right - that was years ago when...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-24-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By sarahz5
Oh, I just thought I should mention... I thought...

Oh, I just thought I should mention... I thought I wanted a water birth too, or at least to use the tub most of the time. It turned out not to be - someone else was using the room with the tub! So...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-15-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,357
Posted By sarahz5
Thanks - that's a good idea... he is already...

Thanks - that's a good idea... he is already doing a good job getting over it once we are downstairs and started on our day. My DH took the morning shift this morning and soothed DS when he woke...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-15-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By sarahz5
Patti Madden is fantastic; I just wrote a rave...

Patti Madden is fantastic; I just wrote a rave about her in another thread (probably just below this one). I hope you can get in with her!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-15-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By sarahz5
I couldn't help but chime in with nothing but...

I couldn't help but chime in with nothing but praise for Patti and Leisa, and Elmer. They are both just incredible! I had the most amazing birth experience and I give them all the credit. They are...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-14-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,357
Posted By sarahz5
Carrie, when I started cutting my DS (almost 2)...

Carrie, when I started cutting my DS (almost 2) back a few months ago, I noticed he was more cranky than usual. I think even if they are distracted enough not to want the nursing, they still sense...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-14-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By sarahz5
We had our crib sidecarred too. It was hard to...

We had our crib sidecarred too. It was hard to keep it in it starting around that age, but what sometimes worked was to nurse him IN the sidecar - just lay your whole body in there. I know she's not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-02-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By sarahz5
I'm with you. We are trying to end the...

I'm with you. We are trying to end the co-sleeping (which has been happening in DS's full size bed) because DS (at almost 2) was still waking up 2-3 times a night... but it's only gotten worse. I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-02-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By sarahz5
We nightweaned at around 15 months and it worked...

We nightweaned at around 15 months and it worked great, as long as we were committed to some form of co-sleeping. We tried to cut out the co-sleeping at almost 2 and he is now waking up 4-6 times a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-05-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,357
Posted By sarahz5
Mel, I think I missed how you finally broke the...

Mel, I think I missed how you finally broke the naptime association - did he just stop wanting it or did you do something more active?

In the past few weeks mine has been forcing his hands down...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-20-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 17,706
Posted By sarahz5
Gethane - I know the feeling of looking for an...

Gethane - I know the feeling of looking for an exit strategy during law school... except I started as a 1L. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif The good news is, after...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-17-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By sarahz5
Jessica, you probably want to post your message...

Jessica, you probably want to post your message in a separate thread - this one doesn't get much traffic! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Is Plainview in NJ or PA? I'm...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-16-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 45,403
Posted By sarahz5
Annemoonstar - I can relate to so much of what...

Annemoonstar - I can relate to so much of what you said! Here's what I have learned, and I wouldn't have wanted to hear it at 9 months anymore than you probably will... some breastfed babies wake up...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-02-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,357
Posted By sarahz5
I don't think it's you or your patience, Mel. <3...

I don't think it's you or your patience, Mel. <3 It is so frustrating to me, but my DS goes down for naps and sleep with my DH or my MIL beautifully. With me, it's all nurse, nurse, nurse and he...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-01-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,357
Posted By sarahz5
Sometimes it was the latter, and my DH would...

Sometimes it was the latter, and my DH would just hold him as tight as he could and soothe him - usually took maybe 5 minutes. (I know all this because I listened on the monitor - I couldn't let go...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-01-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,357
Posted By sarahz5
Our nightweaning strategy worked really well - I...

Our nightweaning strategy worked really well - I love it so I want to share! I tried the method that Dr. Jay Gordon recommends in Good Nights, and this is a lot like that, with a few tweaks.
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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-01-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By sarahz5
Well, a doctor could tell whether there is an...

Well, a doctor could tell whether there is an infection, right? I know I sound clueless, but I just don't know what I should be seeing. An uncut infant penis is not something I am familiar with. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-01-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,357
Posted By sarahz5
It worked!!! Okay, so this is our second...

It worked!!!

Okay, so this is our second go-round with the nightweaning, but all it took was pretty much ONE night of DS being attended to at night by his dad and me telling him that we wouldn't...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-25-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,357
Posted By sarahz5
This is such a great thread!!! I have been...

This is such a great thread!!!

I have been tearing my hair out trying to find advice about gently weaning a toddler - as you all know, it's all either "never talk about weaning in front of your 4...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-25-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By sarahz5
I am looking for a pediatrician who would be...

I am looking for a pediatrician who would be able to, for lack of a less direct way of saying this, look at my son's penis and make sure my former pediatrician didn't mess it up. I had a feeling...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-29-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 17,706
Posted By sarahz5
Wow!!!...

Wow!!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: and http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif all at the same time.

What wonderful news - Berkeley, yay! I'm...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-29-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 17,706
Posted By sarahz5
Quote: Originally Posted by gethane...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gethane http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13845987)
Aspiring here...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 45,403
Posted By sarahz5
To add.... our main concern, other than the...

To add.... our main concern, other than the constant wakings before bed, is how to bed him down safely in the few hours before we go to sleep. His bedtime is between 7:30 and 8:30... we don't go to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 45,403
Posted By sarahz5
I plan to go back and read this entire thread at...

I plan to go back and read this entire thread at some point, but I need to post NOW. I am at my wit's end. We did NCSS consistently for three weeks about two weeks ago with NO results. We tried The...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-11-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By sarahz5
One more thing... I have a friend who doesn't...

One more thing... I have a friend who doesn't vax at all, and she sees Dr. McHugh. They have no problem with it.
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