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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-26-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By earlyworm
Sillysapling, thanks for your story and your...

Sillysapling, thanks for your story and your support! I was helped tremendously by being in the shower during labor, but once they started continuous monitoring because of his heart rate, I couldn't...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-11-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By earlyworm
Wow! Thanks for all the replies! I do think the...

Wow! Thanks for all the replies! I do think the coached pushing was what did me in for tearing, but as Cyclamen said, it may have been necessary in my case too. I was SO wiped out by that point I...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-06-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By earlyworm
Hello!  I am interested in getting a few...

Hello!  I am interested in getting a few different opinions on my situation.  In 2011, I had my son.  He was born at 41 weeks and 2 days, I labored for 19 hours and had him in a hospital with no...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-22-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,083
Posted By earlyworm
I just found out I'm pregnant, so I have a long...

I just found out I'm pregnant, so I have a long while to think about this, but I'd love some tips.  My DS will be almost 3 years old when this baby arrives and we are trying to decide on the best...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-25-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,939
Posted By earlyworm
IdentityCrisisMama, I don't mind the piggyback...

IdentityCrisisMama, I don't mind the piggyback at all!  :)
 
To answer your questions, I don't think my son would have understood 'no nursies until morning' until around 16 months maybe?  I knew...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-24-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,939
Posted By earlyworm
Night 4:   Nursed to sleep by 8:30, woke at...

Night 4:
 
Nursed to sleep by 8:30, woke at 12:30 AM and cried for about 5 minutes.  I held him on my shoulder for half an hour until he fell back to sleep.  He tossed and turned a bit throughout...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-23-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,939
Posted By earlyworm
Skycheattraffic, thanks for the suggestions!  ...

Skycheattraffic, thanks for the suggestions!
 
I just read your reply this morning.  Last night my DH and I talked about it before bed and decided (also with the input of my mother) that we would...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-22-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,939
Posted By earlyworm
Hello All!   I would love a little bit of...

Hello All!
 
I would love a little bit of input in my situation.
 
DS is almost 19 months old, and co sleeps with me and DH.  He has on very rare occasion slept through the night before with no...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By earlyworm
Well, naps and night time sleep have been screwy...

Well, naps and night time sleep have been screwy a few days in a row now.  I am just trying to give him good solid 'nap opportunities' for a morning and afternoon nap.  A couple of days he's really...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By earlyworm
My DS is 7 months old.     Night time is...

My DS is 7 months old.  
 
Night time is bath, lotion, PJs, brush the two teeth, read a book if he's not fussing, and then nurse to sleep.  Sometimes I have to add on swaying and singing too, if...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By earlyworm
My DS is 7 months old.  He sleeps in bed with us...

My DS is 7 months old.  He sleeps in bed with us at night, and generally does fine (one or two brief wakings per night).  For a few months, he has taken a nap at 9 AM and another one at 1 PM like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-29-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By earlyworm
Hello all!  I have an interesting question.  I...

Hello all!  I have an interesting question.  I am breastfeeding my 7 month old.  He is exclusively breastfed, not getting any solids on a regular basis. Nursing is going great.
 
My good friend...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-01-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 40,518
Posted By earlyworm
For a girl, I like Lava.  I had a 4x great...

For a girl, I like Lava.  I had a 4x great grandma with that name, and I think it is so awesome!  But I would be scared to use it.  My husband swears though that if we ever have a girl, he wants to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-13-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By earlyworm
My book light arrived in the mail today.  It's a...

My book light arrived in the mail today.  It's a nice one.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-10-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By earlyworm
Hello!  Well, the good news is that we started...

Hello!  Well, the good news is that we started cosleeping a few months ago, and it's great.  DS starts the night in his crib (in our room) around 7:30, and then usually comes into bed with us around...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-01-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By earlyworm
No, not taking anything else.  Thanks for the...

No, not taking anything else.  Thanks for the link.  He is having enough diapers, so I will try to not worry about it!  :)  
Forum: Diapering   07-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,098
Posted By earlyworm
        I wrote: "I promise not to make...


 
 
 
I wrote: "I promise not to make naked baby pictures a habit, but how cute are cloth diapers??? So cute! And so much cheaper than disposable too. I love it."  
 
 
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Forum: August 2011   07-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,932
Posted By earlyworm
I'm doing a bit of the super cheap, and a bit of...

I'm doing a bit of the super cheap, and a bit of the splurging.  But I could totally have just gone super cheap and have been perfectly happy.  We started off with 30 prefolds (15 medium, 15 large)...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-01-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,158
Posted By earlyworm
First I just have to say, this is some of the...

First I just have to say, this is some of the best dialogue I've seen on vax vs. non-vax.  Good reasoning and respectful conversation all around.  It's nice to see this on MDC.
 
OP, I have a four...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-30-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By earlyworm
 I am a FTM to a four month old.  I just started...

 I am a FTM to a four month old.  I just started getting a cold yesterday and today it is in full force.  Stuffy sinuses, postnasal drip, runny snot, the works...  I am BFing, but last night and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By earlyworm
Savithny,  your reply is very timely...     ...

Savithny,  your reply is very timely...  
 
I've had DS in bed with us for the last five nights now.  And while I *am* getting more sleep this way than I was when he was in his crib screaming...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-13-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By earlyworm
Thanks for all the feedback everyone!     I...

Thanks for all the feedback everyone!  
 
I feel a little more alive today.  My DH and I did this thing where for two nights he's on duty, and for two I'm on duty.  Baby was in the crib next to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-09-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By earlyworm
My little guy is three and a half months old....

My little guy is three and a half months old.  He's sleeping in a crib in my bedroom, and then ends up in bed with me and DH usually around 2 or 4 AM.  He sometimes does a four hour stretch...
Forum: Babywearing   05-12-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,830
Posted By earlyworm
Okay, I will definitely try out the rolled up...

Okay, I will definitely try out the rolled up receiving blanket.  I do think that the whole problem is having his legs spread like that.  He is a big guy, but still really young and it's easy to...
Forum: Babywearing   05-05-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By earlyworm
I'm new at this too, but I just wanted to say...

I'm new at this too, but I just wanted to say that I used a Moby wrap with my newborn, and he was pretty much done with it by 8 weeks old.  He is a big baby too, already over 15 lbs at 10 weeks, so...
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