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Forum: March 2012   02-15-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By lunabin
I may be prematurely freaking out here, but this...

I may be prematurely freaking out here, but this is my second and I'm worried about who will be around to take care of my 3 year old when I go into the hospital.  
 
The plan now, is that my...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By lunabin
You can try http://www.meetup.com/mercermoms/ ...

You can try http://www.meetup.com/mercermoms/
 
There are a lot of groups on there, that's just one I know of that gets together frequently with their kids.  I'm working full time and will...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-07-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,231
Posted By lunabin
I found that my supply really boosted with a...

I found that my supply really boosted with a combo of frequency and duration of pumping.  I started just by pumping 10 minutes at every feeding, but found that if I waited 20 I'd have another let...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-22-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,231
Posted By lunabin
I'm also (maybe obviously) not EP'ing anymore,...

I'm also (maybe obviously) not EP'ing anymore, and totally agree with HappyHappyMommy on this...  
 
I don't think it's really fair to think of supplementing as "selfish" because sometimes the...
Forum: March 2012   12-20-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By lunabin
 Quote:Originally Posted by Dandy...



Quote:Originally Posted by Dandy Lion http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335738/ribcage-expanding#post_16796206)

Or get a couple...
Forum: March 2012   12-13-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By lunabin
I also found with my first that the daycare...

I also found with my first that the daycare transitioned DD to one nap a day when she turned 1, so she would take a very long nap from about noon-3.  This obviously varies by each kid, but you may...
Forum: March 2012   12-06-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By lunabin
I have 2 kinds of wetbags (well, we're currently...

I have 2 kinds of wetbags (well, we're currently potty trained) - the Wet Happened bags sound like the ones you're describing where the lining is attached up by the zipper.  I don't think this is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-29-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By lunabin
If you knit - I was also very close to knitting...

If you knit - I was also very close to knitting miniature mittens and hanging them along the mantle with numbered tags for each day...  
 
I scoured etsy for ideas: ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-29-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By lunabin
I'm making one like pictured below only in...

I'm making one like pictured below only in fabric.  I'm using a backboard and framing it, and then sewing them as little pocket so the ornaments are open at the top and I can put in either candy or...
Forum: March 2012   11-12-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By lunabin
Wow, thanks for the tip!  I never shop there,...

Wow, thanks for the tip!  I never shop there, but will check it out.  
Forum: March 2012   11-11-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,493
Posted By lunabin
I'm so happy to have found this thread - and if...

I'm so happy to have found this thread - and if anyone is on Ravelry, please feel free to 'friend' me (my user: kaitobin)!  
 
I just knit a pair of pink fingerless mittens for my DD, and next am...
Forum: March 2012   11-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By lunabin
I'm starting to have a lot of ligament...

I'm starting to have a lot of ligament stretching, especially around my hips and lower abdomen.  It's kind of strange, because I get achy which didn't happen with DD... Plus, for some reason I got...
Forum: March 2012   11-11-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By lunabin
I did a Hypnobirthing class the first time, and...

I did a Hypnobirthing class the first time, and read a book on 'Birthing From Within' that I liked...  This time, though, I think I'll be winging it.  I hope it's not too different from the first...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-03-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By lunabin
I'm going through something similar, but...

I'm going through something similar, but actually exclusively pumped for my first.  This time, I am going to a lactation consultant during my 3rd trimester to get some professional advice before the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-03-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By lunabin
What about a sign up sheet for using the room?...

What about a sign up sheet for using the room?  Since you are willing to share the room, you could leave 2 slots (or more if there's room) for other women to sign up at the same time as you.  That...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-03-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,231
Posted By lunabin
Oh, and another trick to saving time when going...

Oh, and another trick to saving time when going out - was I would pump on the car-ride to places (like parties, family gatherings, the beach) while my husband drove.  This way, I'd be done pumping...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-02-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,231
Posted By lunabin
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by AnnieA http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1278471/any-other-moms-exclusively-pumping/20#post_16710732)
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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-02-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,231
Posted By lunabin
I EP'd for just over a year with DD, and am...

I EP'd for just over a year with DD, and am hoping to avoid it this time.  But, I would say that while it was a lot of work, I actually think (in retrospect) it was a good experience...  and wanted...
Forum: March 2012   10-31-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,854
Posted By lunabin
Guess: Girl Appt. 10/26 Verdict: BOY   ...

Guess: Girl
Appt. 10/26
Verdict: BOY
 
The funny part is that I kept referring to it with male pronouns, even though I really thought it was another girl.  Everyone at work guessed it was a boy,...
Forum: March 2012   10-26-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 824
Posted By lunabin
Oh, it's worth setting up a Babies R Us...

Oh, it's worth setting up a Babies R Us registery and setting your due date a few weeks early, because they send you a coupon (I think 40%) to complete your registry after your due date!  I'm only...
Forum: March 2012   10-26-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 824
Posted By lunabin
I'm not caught up on all the posts, but wanted...

I'm not caught up on all the posts, but wanted to add my thoughts.  
 
I am a one-sized cd mama, because, I am.  Worked out well for daycare, as I'm a ft working mama.  My DD is 3, and we're...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By lunabin
I felt the same with my DD when I went back to...

I felt the same with my DD when I went back to work.  She was only 8 weeks at the time, but it crushed me!  Luckily, part-time is not so bad, and you all will need to take time to adjust to a new...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By lunabin
I also chose not to take meds with my PPD, but...

I also chose not to take meds with my PPD, but can't say whether I'd do it differently now...  (DD was born in 2009, and I had it for a year - coincidentally, the same time I stopped BFing).
 ...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-24-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By lunabin
I was there with my first (hoping to avoid it...

I was there with my first (hoping to avoid it with my second), and it's obvious you are making the right choice.  I'm so impressed that you seem to be working so hard (professionally), and yet...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,252
Posted By lunabin
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by BenimBebek http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1316174/major-ethical-dilemma-please-help/80#post_16715042)...
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