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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-28-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By KermitII63
I had no sex drive at all until my moon came...

I had no sex drive at all until my moon came back (and when my moon came back, my milk dried up so it was a big hormonal shift). My moon didn't come back until my child was 2.5! So it was a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-14-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By KermitII63
When I was pregnant with my son, I had a vaginal...

When I was pregnant with my son, I had a vaginal U/S at 5 weeks, a routine one at 19 weeks, and was signed up for one at 42 weeks but thankfully my son was born a day shy of the appointment. I...
Forum: Women's Health   05-14-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By KermitII63
I just made an appointment to hopefully get to...

I just made an appointment to hopefully get to the bottom of it. He hasn't been to the doctor since he was 6 months old--this is the first time we have needed any kind of medical support since then....
Forum: Women's Health   05-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By KermitII63
My 3 year old got rubella a few months ago, and...

My 3 year old got rubella a few months ago, and with it, a swollen lymph node on his jaw line on one side. Soon after, he threw up a few times. For the last few months, every now and then he says he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-14-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,154
Posted By KermitII63
I went to a birth conference once and heard a...

I went to a birth conference once and heard a lecture from a woman who studied nonviolent cultures, and one of the things that stuck out the most to me is that a common thread among them was how...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-13-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By KermitII63
My libido didn't come back until I got my first...

My libido didn't come back until I got my first moon cycle since becoming pregnant, which for me, was when DS was 2.5. Around that same time my milk dried up and nursing became very uncomfortable....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,491
Posted By KermitII63
I have a 3.5 year old, and he is not terribly...

I have a 3.5 year old, and he is not terribly aggressive, but now and then he does grab my arm or hit, and I get so angry I feel like I am losing control. I have grabbed his arm and felt surprised...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-21-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By KermitII63
I think it's very different for each child, and...

I think it's very different for each child, and that it's important that the child leads the way to show her parents and the world what her pace is and what she is ready for. In my opinion, gentle...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-05-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By KermitII63
Quote:Originally Posted by Amy...

Quote:Originally Posted by Amy Lachney http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375465/questions-about-normal-toddler-behavior#post_17279470)...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By KermitII63
I would take off all the pressure, assume, like...

I would take off all the pressure, assume, like Katc said, that it's become a power struggle, and let him be the one to decide when to go and where. I would default to diapers unless he makes a fuss...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-05-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By KermitII63
I have a 3.5 year old, and 10 minutes is way too...

I have a 3.5 year old, and 10 minutes is way too much time to ask of him. I think it really varies depending on the child. I try to engage fully with my child, and when I see that he naturally...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-04-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By KermitII63
My child (3.5) stutters a bit, typically at the...

My child (3.5) stutters a bit, typically at the beginning of words, and for him it just seems like his brain takes a bit of time to get the thought out before he can fully vocalize. He is, like your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By KermitII63
First of all, my heart goes out to you and your...

First of all, my heart goes out to you and your husband and your son. You are amazing to be giving and giving and giving in the midst of so much. Medically, I would recommend seeing a homeopath....
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-01-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By KermitII63
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MeganHillary http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-27-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By KermitII63
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful advice. If...

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful advice. If DS doesn't fall asleep during stroller walk, I tell him I need a 20 minute nap and I set the timer, and ask him to make it possible for me to rest. He...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By KermitII63
A couple more thoughts on helping them have...

A couple more thoughts on helping them have their dignity but at the same time get something done (when absolutely necessary)...try to give him an out, like say, "Well we do need to get dressed...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-26-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By KermitII63
It sounds like you want to be really respectful...

It sounds like you want to be really respectful to him and not force the issue, and I believe that honoring his body is really important. So I guess I would say to totally leave it alone if he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-26-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By KermitII63
I've tried to believe that he is dropping the...

I've tried to believe that he is dropping the nap and that he may not need it anymore, and some days it seems that's true, and we might have an earlier bedtime, but he does just fine. Other days he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-26-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By KermitII63
When my milk dried up (DS was 2.5), I was...

When my milk dried up (DS was 2.5), I was panicked and felt like I had NO way of helping him rest, short of the car seat, and I didn't want to take him for a drive after lunch every day. The...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   02-25-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By KermitII63
I moved to Charlottesville a year ago and would...

I moved to Charlottesville a year ago and would like to meet some new people. I am home most of the time with my 3.5 year old, and I need some good excuses to get out of the house and be social.
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-25-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By KermitII63
DS is 3.5 and wears cloth training pants with...

DS is 3.5 and wears cloth training pants with two layers of PJ pants to keep the sheets from getting wet. We did elimination communication, so DS signals me while sleeping (his breathing changes and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By KermitII63
I have a 3.5 year old who recently started...

I have a 3.5 year old who recently started resisting his afternoon nap. He always went to sleep nursing, and after weaning (1 year ago) I bought my first stroller and we started taking walks to help...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   02-14-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By KermitII63
Hi! There's a yahoo group called Parents Network...

Hi! There's a yahoo group called Parents Network of Charlottesville (PNOC)--if you post there you will be sure to get lots of responses. Good luck to you!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-14-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By KermitII63
I would try to connect with the stranger and...

I would try to connect with the stranger and validate her concern as genuinely as I can, and say something like, "Bullying is a huge problem--what did you do when your kids were young?" Or, "Are you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By KermitII63
I totally feel your pain! I have a hard time...

I totally feel your pain! I have a hard time getting my three year old in the car. He is very very sensitive to pressure, and if he can tell I really want something, he will dig in his heels...
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