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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By AnastasiaM
Collingswood, NJ is very highly rated as a...

Collingswood, NJ is very highly rated as a family town.  It is quite expensive, but surrounding towns (Oaklyn, Audubon, Haddon Heights, even parts of Cherry Hill) are more affordable.  If you are...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   01-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 31
Posted By AnastasiaM
We are having boy#2.  We found out on Christmas...

We are having boy#2.  We found out on Christmas Eve.  I'm so excited -- obviously, we would have been fine either way, but we sort of want all boys :)  My in-laws weren't thrilled, I think.  I just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-20-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,996
Posted By AnastasiaM
We've started letting our 19 month old watch...

We've started letting our 19 month old watch Kipper occasionally.  I feel bad about it, but being pregnant and exhausted and with his sleep issues (he's been a terrible sleeper, always -- sometimes...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   11-20-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 190
Posted By AnastasiaM
With my first, I was completely shocked that a...

With my first, I was completely shocked that a few strangers asked "Was it planned?"  Which, I feel like, is saying, "Did you actually want this baby?"  And it's hard to know what to say, because of...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   10-28-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 549
Posted By AnastasiaM
Hello Mamas!  My username is AnastasiaM, but in...

Hello Mamas!  My username is AnastasiaM, but in real life, I go by Alix.  We conceived this baby about a month before my 30th birthday.  We think ... we don't have a very clear date, because we lost...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-20-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By AnastasiaM
Thanks!  I have to really look at the details,...

Thanks!  I have to really look at the details, and I'm freaking because apparently we have a 7000 deductable, of which my husband's work pays 40%, and then we pay a percentage (more than 10%) of...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-17-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By AnastasiaM
Hello,   I am due with Baby #2 in early...

Hello,
 
I am due with Baby #2 in early December.  We had Baby #1 at Pennsylvania Hospital (vaginal birth), and were absolutely pleased with the hospital as far as the birth experience goes (not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By AnastasiaM
For a tiny baby -- there are some natural woods...

For a tiny baby -- there are some natural woods teethers available, but I don't know if they are light enough for a really small baby.  There are also some tiny plush rattles.  We liked nuby links...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-14-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By AnastasiaM
When I worked in daycare, we loved when the...

When I worked in daycare, we loved when the babies wore these ... they are harder for the babies to take off than socks or velcro shoes. But we wouldn't let toddlers wear them, because they had to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-27-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By AnastasiaM
Thanks for the suggestions!   We've had two...

Thanks for the suggestions!
 
We've had two great nights.  Two nights ago, we started going down at 9 (I was going to try 8ish, but he napped from 6.30 to 7.30). It took almost 45 minutes, but he...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-25-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By AnastasiaM
Thanks! I've been wondering if I should try...

Thanks! I've been wondering if I should try that.  7-8 hrs of sleep (or less) in the course of a night just doesn't seem right to me.  It doesn't seem physically possible that such a small child...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-25-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By AnastasiaM
My 12 month old son has sporadically been...

My 12 month old son has sporadically been getting up for 1-2+ hours in the middle of the night for months now. He doesn't want to get up and play -- he just wants to lie in your arms with his eyes...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-03-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By AnastasiaM
Thanks for the information!   Night-weaning...

Thanks for the information!
 
Night-weaning (trying to avoid nursing midnight to fivish or sixish) was actually something we were working on before, just because Baby was wanting to do marathon...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-03-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By AnastasiaM
Hello,   I never thought about this much...

Hello,
 
I never thought about this much before (figuring we would just let things take their course), but I am starting to wonder about a second baby, as we'd like them to be fairly close in age....
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-02-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By AnastasiaM
Thanks, everyone!  Good to know at least it's...

Thanks, everyone!  Good to know at least it's normal.  It isn't bothering me the most, maybe because I spent years working in a roomful of infants or toddlers at daycare :)  One kid just isn't all...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By AnastasiaM
Our nine month old son has taken to screaming...

Our nine month old son has taken to screaming ALL the time -- it's happy, but shrill and tremendously irritating.  Also, inappropriate in many situations.  It is particularly provoked by animals,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By AnastasiaM
I am not a big fan of RIE.  I don't find it...

I am not a big fan of RIE.  I don't find it terribly compatible with Waldorf, which is what I am more into.  From what I understand, Waldorf advocates the parent as an authority figure, whose job is...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-27-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By AnastasiaM
It sounds like you've already gotten some good...

It sounds like you've already gotten some good info here, but I just wanted to add a bit, as I just had my baby (7 wks ago) at Pennsylvania Hospital.  I was seeing the midwives there (at the Curtis...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-28-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By AnastasiaM
Hello!   I live in Marlton (right next door,...

Hello!
 
I live in Marlton (right next door, Jessica!).  I have a newborn, so no "playdates" for quite awhile, but I would love to meet up with some like-minded moms.
 
~"Anastacia"
Forum: March 2012   12-15-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By AnastasiaM
This is maybe off-topic somewhat, but, my...

This is maybe off-topic somewhat, but, my students at school recently figured out that I am expecting (I really thought they'd say something sooner . . . but I won't discuss personal issues at...
Forum: March 2012   12-06-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By AnastasiaM
I don't have any experience to answer this, but...

I don't have any experience to answer this, but I feel like whenever I've worked partial days, it always seems like work just controls the day; whereas, having a whole-day-off means so much more. ...
Forum: March 2012   12-06-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By AnastasiaM
Thanks, everyone!  This allays my fears a little...

Thanks, everyone!  This allays my fears a little bit.
 
In general, I feel like the medical industry goes *looking* for problems, and then automatically has a tendency to find them.  So I am very...
Forum: March 2012   12-04-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 673
Posted By AnastasiaM
This is my first, but I've been really leaning...

This is my first, but I've been really leaning toward the Ergo and the Moby.  My husband doesn't like the idea of the moby bc he doesn't think it will be good for my back (I have lower back pain...
Forum: March 2012   12-04-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By AnastasiaM
Hello,   I'm supposed to go for GD testing...

Hello,
 
I'm supposed to go for GD testing end of Dec/beg of Jan, and I'm sort of freaked out about it.  Everything I've read about GD is alarmist, and what I've heard from friends does not make...
Forum: March 2012   11-03-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By AnastasiaM
Thanks everyone!  Yeah, Janel,  that was one of...

Thanks everyone!  Yeah, Janel,  that was one of the things I've been thinking about . . . why would you go into this line of work if you didn't want to help mothers & babies?  I understand that...
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