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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-19-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,089
Posted By Mccmama07
Quote: Originally Posted by bits and bobs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bits and bobs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14545496)
It seems so hard, so fraught with the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-30-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,585
Posted By Mccmama07
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14456222)
I don't have a source I just have a lot of...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-29-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Mccmama07
I recently delivered at Newton-Wellesley and...

I recently delivered at Newton-Wellesley and they were fabulous. Very hands off and supportive of natural childbirth. I had an OB and things were still very low intervention. As a third time mom...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Mccmama07
I travel quite a bit and with three kids, I've...

I travel quite a bit and with three kids, I've had my fair share of run ins with TSA. Just know their policies. Generally it's not a problem at all, I just pull the little black cooler bag out of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By Mccmama07
We dropped DS1's nap at 3 for this reason. Yes...

We dropped DS1's nap at 3 for this reason. Yes it sucked for the first week, but once he adjusted, life was WAY easier. He started sleeping 7pm-8:30am without a peep and no issues going to sleep at...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-10-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 650
Posted By Mccmama07
1. 39-6 2. 39-6 3. 38.6

1. 39-6
2. 39-6
3. 38.6
Forum: Lactivism   09-04-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,996
Posted By Mccmama07
I've had induced/pit/epi births and a homebirth...

I've had induced/pit/epi births and a homebirth and no problems nursing.

My BFF had 3 c-sections and she successfully breastfed her kids.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-08-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Mccmama07
I concur. They suck. I get them when I...

I concur. They suck.

I get them when I stretch and forget to keep my foot flexed-pushing your heel down helps them go away fast but they are horrible. Especially after when your leg just hurts...
Forum: Family Safety   05-22-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mccmama07
I was 5 feet 7 inches at 11 and weighed 115lbs...

I was 5 feet 7 inches at 11 and weighed 115lbs at 11 years of age. If my mother had said "harnessed car seat" I would have refused to get in the car period. I was bigger than most adults at that...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-07-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Mccmama07
I fly all the time and have never had a problem...

I fly all the time and have never had a problem with the blue ice packs. I just pull them out and stick them through the scanner separately. Once I had one in my suitcase and another in the pump bag...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-07-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Mccmama07
It returned at 9 months with DS1 and I'm pretty...

It returned at 9 months with DS1 and I'm pretty sure I just ovulated/about to ovulate now and I'm 10 months PP with DS2. I think every woman is different!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-07-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Mccmama07
I think it's interesting that the hospitals with...

I think it's interesting that the hospitals with the known HIGHEST c-section rates were the ones that commented it wasn't a good indicator of quality...sounds a bit defensive to me too!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-22-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Mccmama07
I work from home full-time but have a nanny to...

I work from home full-time but have a nanny to watch my children. Because I have no commute, I work 9-5 and that's it-unless I have something huge to finish and I'll do that at night when the kiddos...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-21-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,245
Posted By Mccmama07
I have had the same nanny for four years and...

I have had the same nanny for four years and she's about to leave (she's pregnant with her first child). Our new one has started and for the next month we are transitioning slowly since my nearly 4...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-22-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Mccmama07
My DS is 9 months old and I've had to leave...

My DS is 9 months old and I've had to leave 3x-once for one night and 2x for two nights (between 6mos and 9mos of age). He jumped right back on the bandwagon like nothing was amiss. He absolutely...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-06-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Mccmama07
My son is 8 months old and he doesn't eat...

My son is 8 months old and he doesn't eat much-he's EBF and that works for him. When he's hungry he'll scoff down pureed food, but then go days without eating anything. I was eating homemade...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-01-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mccmama07
I've been taking my children to Dr. Bershel...

I've been taking my children to Dr. Bershel since this summer. I switched to her based on recommendations here and an initial consult with her. I agree with the poster that talks about her...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-20-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Mccmama07
My DS1 had severe reflux and refused feedings...

My DS1 had severe reflux and refused feedings too-but Zantac helped him. Prevacid did nothing. I would consider switching to Zantac before going the cereal route.

DS1 had NOTHING but BM (and a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-20-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mccmama07
We've had good luck with Born Free and the...

We've had good luck with Born Free and the nipple that comes with it. We've used Avent too, but try to stick with Born Free whenever possible. DS doesn't get many bottles, but he's been taking it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-18-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Mccmama07
We coslept with DS2 for about 4 months-it was...

We coslept with DS2 for about 4 months-it was wonderful. He slept 3/4 hour stretches routinely, nursed for a few minutes, back to sleep. I felt amazing-no sleep deprivation, on top of the world....
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-18-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Mccmama07
Newborn/infant poop changes all the time. We had...

Newborn/infant poop changes all the time. We had issues with dairy too-I know my limit and when I exceed we have lots o green poop. Generally its watery too before turning back to normal. Also,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-17-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By Mccmama07
I think it depends on so many things. DS2 slept...

I think it depends on so many things. DS2 slept with me from birth and it was the perfect set up. He was a great sleeper-3/4 hour blocks all night long until about 3 months when he suddenly STOPPED...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-14-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By Mccmama07
You are an awesome Mama-congrats on doing it for...

You are an awesome Mama-congrats on doing it for so long. I EP'd for 12 months for DS1 and it is a MAJOR commitment.

I am happy to report that DS2 is an amazing nurser, straight from the tap...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-09-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Mccmama07
Unfortunately when you are out and about public...

Unfortunately when you are out and about public restrooms seem to the only place to pump. I feel like I've pumped pretty much everywhere! I just made sure I had lots of batteries for my PIS when I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-27-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mccmama07
Been there-it's so hard...

Been there-it's so hard http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I had PPD too but undiagnosed. It's not fun at all.

My son had SEVERE reflux too. After 6 weeks of nonstop...
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