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Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-13-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By htovjm
Miscarriage but still feel pregnant?

BFP at 4 weeks. Have solid conception date. Bleeding started at 5 weeks, light/medium flow bleeding for a week with cramping, then no more. Meanwhile, I'm exhausted, thirsty, hungry and have a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-27-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By htovjm
I nursed DS1 through my second pregnancy with my...

I nursed DS1 through my second pregnancy with my milk drying up in the second trimester. I am now tandem nursing and expecting my third child. My 14 month old hardly eats a thing and has been almost...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-27-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By htovjm
Went through the same thing with a 2 year old and...

Went through the same thing with a 2 year old and new baby. New baby is now 14 months old and I'm expecting #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) ! But I can tell...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-27-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By htovjm
Thank you both for your responses. It IS helpful...

Thank you both for your responses. It IS helpful to commiserate a little bit. head4thehills, I totally get that feeling of being trapped 24 hours a day. DS1 is also a talker and always moving, so it...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-23-2015, 08:24 PM
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Views: 418
Posted By htovjm
time to yourself and with spouse

I have two children, 3 and 1, and am newly pregnant with #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) . I stay at home with the kids and we never get babysitters for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-21-2015, 10:50 AM
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Views: 651
Posted By htovjm
Thanks! I taught DS1 to sign at two since he has...

Thanks! I taught DS1 to sign at two since he has verbal apraxia and his fine motor skills could easily imitate all the signs, so I just don't know what I'm doing here. A lot of the babies I see on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-20-2015, 05:12 PM
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Views: 651
Posted By htovjm
Toddler signing "poorly"

Would love some input from others who have taught their LO to sign at around 14 months old. I've been signing with him for quite awhile now (4 months or so) and he just picked up on signs, but he is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-29-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By htovjm
Conflict resolution with baby and toddler

I read a lot and I haven't really come across this topic, so I'm here to ask all you experience mothers out there. We try to practice gentle discipline in our house, closely following Dr. Markham...
Forum: Potty Learning   10-15-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By htovjm
Try letting him sit with child safe scissors and...

Try letting him sit with child safe scissors and a piece of paper. Only let him have it if he's on the potty. Never did this myself, but a mother of 5 swore by it.

Also, in my experience,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-13-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By htovjm
Biting, pinching, pulling

I've got myself a very rambunctious 9 month old who loves to bite me, pull my hair, and pinch my skin. I can handle the biting and pulling of my hair, but it's the pinching that is killing me.
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By htovjm
Share your tips on getting toddler to nap

I've got a high-needs toddler (2-1/2) and a high-needs 7 month old. They are now not napping at the same time. DS2 is always up at DS1's nap time. DS1 requires about 30 minutes of focused one-on-one...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By htovjm
Apraxia and being embarrassed/apologizing for son

We suspect my son has Apraxia, but he's still too young for an official diagnosis (2-1/2). He is verbal, but his words are limited and poorly articulated. He also tends to repeat the same words over...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-21-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By htovjm
Hey there again. DS1 would nurse all day if I let...

Hey there again. DS1 would nurse all day if I let him...he asks many, many times a day and throws a royal tantrum if I refuse. I think it was somewhere on here that I got the idea of saying yes every...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By htovjm
That's actually just started happening...nap...

That's actually just started happening...nap consolidation. DS2 has been taking just 2 naps most days. So, if I'm lucky I'm just using it twice. I've been trying to go without the TV some and things...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By htovjm
Nursing twins AND a toddler!? Oh wow, Azadehhast....

Nursing twins AND a toddler!? Oh wow, Azadehhast. You are incredibly committed. Thank you for showing me that I'm not the only one out there. While I know that he still needs it for comfort, I still...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-17-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By htovjm
Nursing and resentful

Anybody else nursing a toddler and feeling resentful?

He is about 2-1/2 and I hate nursing him. I get agitations and when he nurses for a long time I get urges to hit him and push him away. I also...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By htovjm
Getting baby to sleep with noisy toddler

For those of you who have a toddler and a baby:

What do you do while you are getting baby down for naps? 2 or 3 times a day I'm nursing baby down in our big bed and the toddler is very...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By htovjm
I wouldn't say that going in her pants means that...

I wouldn't say that going in her pants means that she's not ready. She is learning and there will be plenty of accidents. Just stay cheerful with her, tell her pee or poo go in the potty and point or...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By htovjm
A mother of 6 told me to get child-safe scissors...

A mother of 6 told me to get child-safe scissors and some colored paper and save it for sitting on the potty. Mine was already potty trained, but I thought that was a good idea to keep them sitting. ...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By htovjm
She sounds like she's ready. Now it's your turn...

She sounds like she's ready. Now it's your turn to make the commitment. I potty trained my son at 21 months and it took a week. I believe this is partially because of his personality, but also...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By htovjm
My 2-1/2 year old is going through the same...

My 2-1/2 year old is going through the same phase, while I am currently suffering an extreme aversion while nursing. He has 3-4 full sessions a day (where I sit with a book so I can cope). He asks an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By htovjm
Absolutely what katelove said.   Read the...

Absolutely what katelove said.
 
Read the book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Child by Dr. Laura Markhum (Ahaparenting.com). She explains how to be a peaceful parent, how to build connection with your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By htovjm
My 2 year old had a major sleep regression when...

My 2 year old had a major sleep regression when baby brother came and it gave us a chance to re-analyze his sleep routine. He was fighting naps, going to bed very late (10) and rising very early...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By htovjm
Just keep doing what your doing and what works...

Just keep doing what your doing and what works best for you and your LO. Except for reading from the other mother's here, I have always felt isolated with the way that we have chosen to parent....
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By htovjm
Controversial, but I put LO2 down on his belly...

Controversial, but I put LO2 down on his belly sometimes for naps and it helps him sleep independently. I've done my research on SIDS and I"m personally comfortable with this. Also, make sure all...
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