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Forum: Connect With Other Moms   07-22-2011, 06:43 PM
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Views: 6,276
Posted By FarrenSquare
WHAT! We are inclusive here at Burning Man MDC...

WHAT! We are inclusive here at Burning Man MDC headquarters. We welcome talk of other experiences. ;) Plus, I wanna know. That is OFC?
 
I've been to music festivals, but I'm really not in it for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-21-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By FarrenSquare
Are you nursing? It most likely is food...

Are you nursing? It most likely is food sensitivities. The most common are dairy, egg, wheat, and peanut. If that is his only symptom, you may be able to cut back but if he has other symptoms,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-20-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,234
Posted By FarrenSquare
This post makes me sad.   Sad for all those...

This post makes me sad.
 
Sad for all those moms who desperately wanted to breastfeed but had a traumatic birth and a low supply, or a doctor that gave them false information, or an LC that...
Forum: May 2011   05-18-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,434
Posted By FarrenSquare
Its really happening, Rye! Your body is taking...

Its really happening, Rye! Your body is taking over and you are going to be holding your baby girl very soon! Many many ELVs!!!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/goodvibes.gif
Forum: May 2011   05-18-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,434
Posted By FarrenSquare
These are some of the affirmations I actually...

These are some of the affirmations I actually USED during labour!
 
Give in to labour and let your body take over.  Relinquish control to your instinctual body and the baby---they know more than...
Forum: May 2011   05-18-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,434
Posted By FarrenSquare
Honestly, Riley, I think you should follow your...

Honestly, Riley, I think you should follow your heart. I know you and I know you are probably already leaning one way or the other. Flip a coin and see how you feel? Pray and maybe you will find...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   05-03-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 24,961
Posted By FarrenSquare
Like I said above:  As long as we aren't...

Like I said above:  As long as we aren't stifling their choices.
 
 
My issue is not raising a gender neutral child - I could care less what gender he will identify with and I will love him all...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-25-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By FarrenSquare
Breastmilk up the nose is the best trick I have...

Breastmilk up the nose is the best trick I have ever learned! If you can, squirt some up there next time you are nursing and then let him finish eating. If he is still boogery after eating, try the...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,835
Posted By FarrenSquare
In my experience, the trend was turning towards...

In my experience, the trend was turning towards "high needs" or "exceptional needs" as people started reacting negatively towards the term "special." Again, just my experience.
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,835
Posted By FarrenSquare
I'm an educator, so to me the term means a child...

I'm an educator, so to me the term means a child who has needs that require extra supports. Technically speaking, gross and fine motor delays, language delays, or children who require extensive...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   04-21-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 24,961
Posted By FarrenSquare
Hey Mamas! I haven't been back since I had my...

Hey Mamas! I haven't been back since I had my baby! We had a boy, we call him by the male pronouns but we are open to letting him take the lead on his gender, as much as we can expose him to the...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   04-21-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,276
Posted By FarrenSquare
That is still good to know both sides of the...

That is still good to know both sides of the kidsville story! I'm always interested in hearing anecdotal info about the Burn, especially when it comes to bringing kids! We won't be bringing Des...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-21-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By FarrenSquare
I can offer commiseration. I'm a mirror story to...

I can offer commiseration. I'm a mirror story to yours. I'm glutenfree because it makes me so so ill, and I've eliminated Dairy, soy, egg, and peanuts. Mostly these foods cause rash, inconsolable...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-21-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By FarrenSquare
Can you feel when your milk is about to letdown?...

Can you feel when your milk is about to letdown? If you can feel when your milk lets down - or when she starts to get big mouthfuls - pull her off and letdown into a cloth diaper or soft towel,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-21-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By FarrenSquare
My little guy loves nursing in bed, he loves...

My little guy loves nursing in bed, he loves everything about it whether it is naptime or not. I desperately try to nurse him in other ways so he doesn't get attached - just so that we can get out...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By FarrenSquare
That small amount of pain is TOTALLY worth it...

That small amount of pain is TOTALLY worth it though! I agree with all the previous posters... many women (not all!) experience pain and/or discomfort at the beginning, but it really doesn't last...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-17-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By FarrenSquare
This was totally me around 3.5-4 months! Baby D...

This was totally me around 3.5-4 months! Baby D became SO AWAKE and SO CURIOUS it was impossible to nurse, especially in public. The worst is when they start to fuss and cry and you know they are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-17-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By FarrenSquare
My LO coughs and sputters from drool, too. When...

My LO coughs and sputters from drool, too. When he was younger he DID have silent reflux (no spit up), which was easy to tell because he would SCREAM IN PAIN after refluxing. It burns the back of...
Forum: Canada   04-16-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,597
Posted By FarrenSquare
My little one is nearly 5 months old and they...

My little one is nearly 5 months old and they have started hounding us about vaccinations, we haven't done any yet. We DO want to vaccinate... eventually and selectively but I'm just finding it so...
Forum: Canada   04-16-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By FarrenSquare
ManicMama, LOVE your podcasts!

ManicMama, LOVE your podcasts!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By FarrenSquare
Its interesting you said there was a language...

Its interesting you said there was a language barrier, where is your MIL from? Could it be a bit of a cultural thing?
 
My MIL is from Soviet Union - they just had different ways of doing things...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By FarrenSquare
Consistently 2 hours on.the.dot.

Consistently 2 hours on.the.dot.
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By FarrenSquare
I really don't see the swing as a problem for...

I really don't see the swing as a problem for naps, just don't leave her in there for long once she wakes up! Baby D is 4.5 months and naps 50% in his crib (side-carred to our bed) and 50% in the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By FarrenSquare
I agree, definitely do what works for you now....

I agree, definitely do what works for you now. Baby D falls asleep mostly upright in my arms and we bounce or rock him down. We can lay him down once he is asleep for the most part. Other times he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-11-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By FarrenSquare
I would take her to a ped. just to get checked...

I would take her to a ped. just to get checked after a fall, especially since you've noticed behaviour change. fwiw, my 4.5 mo old cries when i lay him down because he wants to seee everythingggg...
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