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Forum: Life With a Baby   07-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By cardigan
I've got my 1st solo flight w my now 10 monther...

I've got my 1st solo flight w my now 10 monther next week. On previous flights our baby was wildly entertained by plastic cups; they kept him jolly across the whole Atlantic!
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By cardigan
I went to dr for a "preconception appt" and got...

I went to dr for a "preconception appt" and got Tdap and flu shot. It was annoying that I got preg a month later, but also moved states and spent entire 9 mos telling drs I had already had tdap &...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By cardigan
We just give our nearly 7 monther food. Nothing...

We just give our nearly 7 monther food. Nothing he can choke on, and try to go for veg over fruit. Organic when possible. We don't have a family history of allergies, so I'm not walking on eggshells.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By cardigan
I went back to work suddenly around 10w. my...

I went back to work suddenly around 10w. my husband did practice bottles with me out of the house when baby was hungry but not famished.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-09-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By cardigan
I had a positive screen for DS. I forget the...

I had a positive screen for DS. I forget the odds. And soft markers on ultrasound. But, Amnio said he did not have DS. It was very stressful for us.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-11-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,119
Posted By cardigan
My mother bf me for a year. She went back to...

My mother bf me for a year. She went back to work pretty early, but had an awesome boss that loved babies. So I went to work with her and napped and nursed in her office, and was taken outside by a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-09-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,073
Posted By cardigan
I'd like to join. I'm a FTM with a 14week old...

I'd like to join. I'm a FTM with a 14week old little boy. Generally, I try to be calm but can get frazzled when things pile up.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-02-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By cardigan
It looks likely that I will have to travel a few...

It looks likely that I will have to travel a few states away for a big interview for a big job. I've got a 3 month old that I BF at home and pump for while at work. What is best way to deal with...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   11-11-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,452
Posted By cardigan
My baby had his 2 month shots last week... and...

My baby had his 2 month shots last week... and this week started laughing.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-16-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By cardigan
I've got a 6week old infant and am far more...

I've got a 6week old infant and am far more interested in returning to work than I thought I would be. DH and I are trying to decide between daycare or nanny share.

They work out to roughly the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By cardigan
My 5 w old bf on demand and sleeps when he sees...

My 5 w old bf on demand and sleeps when he sees fit. When and how do morning and afternoon naps become established? We seem to have a rhythm for nights, but not for daytime. Is this parent lead, or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,976
Posted By cardigan
My mother had no interest in ear piercing. But,...

My mother had no interest in ear piercing. But, she said it was fine if I could convince a relative to take me to get it done. So for my preteen years, my earrings were an important part of my self...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-03-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By cardigan
LC followed up and suggested that I try...

LC followed up and suggested that I try reclining. That seemed to be working. But now his poop is green. Ive contacted LC for more advice.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-26-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By cardigan
My LC came by and diagnosed my baby's...

My LC came by and diagnosed my baby's occassional screaming at the breast as an Overactive letdown. He also often gulps, chokes on milk, gets sprayed in the face with milk and has liquidy poop. She...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-21-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By cardigan
We put baby's vibrating bouncy seat in the crib,...

We put baby's vibrating bouncy seat in the crib, switched on, so the mattress vibrates. He seems to sleep better like that than in said bouncy seat or "regular" mattress.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   09-19-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,768
Posted By cardigan
I've got a 2.5w old baby boy who will be fully...

I've got a 2.5w old baby boy who will be fully vaccinated (HPV when old enough).
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-19-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By cardigan
How do you do a dream feed? Do babies latch...

How do you do a dream feed? Do babies latch without waking?
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-19-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By cardigan
We have a pretty easy 2.5w. He was born late and...

We have a pretty easy 2.5w. He was born late and is huge so he looks sturdy. Have taken him to dinners, movie, our CSA farm for a picnic, and to visit my grandmother in her posh nursing home. Today...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-19-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By cardigan
Skycheat: thank you

Skycheat: thank you
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-19-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By cardigan
He regained birth weight within 1st week and...

He regained birth weight within 1st week and feeds at least 8x a day (more like 12x).
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-19-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By cardigan
We have a very big 2.5 week old baby. He was...

We have a very big 2.5 week old baby. He was over 10lbs at birth, and was born at one day short of 42w. This is our first, so we are a little terrified.

I nurse him on demand during the day. He...
Forum: C-section Birth   09-11-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By cardigan
Please tell me about your physical recovery from...

Please tell me about your physical recovery from Csection.

Im day 10 and no longer feel dizzy.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-09-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By cardigan
My induction did not go as planned, but the end...

My induction did not go as planned, but the end result was well worth it. I think what made it such an ok experience were several things...

1. DH was there w me the whole time. He was very good...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-30-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By cardigan
Not going well! Very bored! Day 1: cervidil...

Not going well! Very bored!

Day 1: cervidil over night, dilation to finger tip. Slowly ramped up to max Pitocin which created regular, mildly discomfortable contx. Dilation at end of day, 1cm....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-27-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By cardigan
I'm bringing 2 pillows from home, tea for the...

I'm bringing 2 pillows from home, tea for the morning before pitocin, some trashy books to read, snacks to keep DH's blood sugar up and cheery, several chapstick, and sea salt caramel brownies and...
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