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Forum: Elimination Communication   03-01-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
My 18 month old younger daughter, EC since...

My 18 month old younger daughter, EC since birth, pooping and peeing on the potty regularly for months, has suddenly started holding her poop, and fighting to get off the potty rather than let the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-18-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
I have a 15cm abdominal cyst that will need to...

I have a 15cm abdominal cyst that will need to be removed. I also have a 28 pound 15 month old.  I'm trying to decide when to plan the surgery.  I have determined that anesthesia and pain meds can...
Forum: Family Safety   02-21-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
Current setup:  DD2, 20 pounds, 6 months,...

Current setup: 
DD2, 20 pounds, 6 months, SafeSeat 1, need to give seat to nephew EDD 4/4/11
DD1, 40  pounds, 3yr2m, Marathon, manufactured late 2007
We drive a Honda Element, so have loads of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-05-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
GAP has some thick fleece "crawler" suits right...

GAP has some thick fleece "crawler" suits right now that are a nice insulating layer without being too huge under a harness. I layer that and then tuck a blanket around her after she's strapped in. 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-05-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
My DD2 is 4 months.  When she wakes, I potty...

My DD2 is 4 months.  When she wakes, I potty her, then nurse and go right back to sleep.  Wiggling/grunting often indicates a full bladder.  If I don't potty her, because I'm feeling extra tired,...
Forum: Homebirth   09-24-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
With my first (freestanding birth center...

With my first (freestanding birth center "homebirth" with midwives), my placenta fell out within a few minutes of birth, as I stood up to move from the kneeling position where I delivered to get in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
bump anyone? When do you let your babe...

bump

anyone? When do you let your babe sleep near your older child?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
With DD1, we tried to put her down to sleep, and...

With DD1, we tried to put her down to sleep, and she wouldn't have it. She was a snuggler, and made that EXCEEDINGLY clear from day 1, requiring significant bodily contact to sleep, and though...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-11-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
I'm going to respectfully dispute the suggestion...

I'm going to respectfully dispute the suggestion that the waking is due to not being ready to nightwean. My DD never slept well, nightweaned or not, and still wakes during the night at 3. However,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-11-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,759
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
We nightweaned at 18 months. Our strategy was...

We nightweaned at 18 months. Our strategy was pretty much "cold turkey," with three nights of me sleeping in another room, and DH taking care of her through the night. She was used to getting...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-11-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
My 3 yo does the same thing. Drives me BAT$#!T...

My 3 yo does the same thing. Drives me BAT$#!T crazy. I just tell her "quiet hands" and if she doesn't stop on her own, move her hand away and explain that it hurts mama, and please don't do that....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
My 3yo DD1 goes to sleep in her room at about...

My 3yo DD1 goes to sleep in her room at about 6:30, and stays asleep until generally around 10 when she wakes for a potty trip, then usually goes back to sleep in her own bed for another chunk,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
It's ok for kids to cry. They let out...

It's ok for kids to cry. They let out frustrations and emotions that way. It's the unsupported/abandoned crying it out alone that is excessively stressful on them.
Forum: Homebirth   09-09-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
That was our plan...the tub was set up on the...

That was our plan...the tub was set up on the covered deck, in front of a huge outdoor fireplace, with that deck linked by double doors to our TV room, where we had a mattress. However, my labor was...
Forum: August 2010   09-09-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
We're doing it. Caught her first couple of real...

We're doing it. Caught her first couple of real poops and quite a few pees. She's very vocal about not liking a wet diaper, so that's helpful, and there are times already that she fusses until we...
Forum: August 2010   08-26-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
  Poop?
Views: 404
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
We have our 3 day PP midwife home visit this...

We have our 3 day PP midwife home visit this afternoon, so we'll talk about it then. Just wondering if we were the only ones seeing this phenomenon.
Forum: August 2010   08-26-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
  Poop?
Views: 404
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
DD2 seems to have passed all her meconium in the...

DD2 seems to have passed all her meconium in the first 24 hours. Now, day 4, we haven't seen anything but pee since the meconium stopped, though we can smell milky toots, there's no milk poops yet....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-25-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
First birth - about 7 hours of labor, 3 hours in...

First birth - about 7 hours of labor, 3 hours in pushing phase, lots of hemis, 3rd degree tear. 8lb6oz, 20"

Second birth (two days ago) - about 3 hours of labor, less than an hour pushing, no...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-25-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
Normal. Last time I had totally slowed down, and...

Normal. Last time I had totally slowed down, and all of a sudden at about two weeks out, I passed a big ol' hockey puck of a clot and gushed for a couple of hours. Might have had to do with the...
Forum: Homebirth   08-25-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
My first birth was at a birthing center that...

My first birth was at a birthing center that sounds like what you describe. It was essentially birthing at someone else's house, in terms of the differences in care, because the midwives simply...
Forum: Homebirth   08-25-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
I see it as an opportunity to educate. I...

I see it as an opportunity to educate. I patiently and thoughtfully respond to the many concerns people bring up, and generally don't have any trouble.

My parents were of course terrified when I...
Forum: August 2010   08-25-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
Congratulations Mama! Amazing story! Those 2nd...

Congratulations Mama! Amazing story! Those 2nd babies sure are sneaky!
Forum: August 2010   08-25-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
Thanks for posting for me. It was a wild ride!...

Thanks for posting for me. It was a wild ride! See Moira Pearl thread for the story.
Forum: August 2010   08-25-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
Congratulations! Glad you're both ok. And...

Congratulations! Glad you're both ok.

And love the name...it's mine!
Forum: August 2010   08-25-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By BlackSheepPDX
At 41w 4d, I finally started labor. I slept...

At 41w 4d, I finally started labor. I slept between contractions for a while and decided they seemed to be persistent enough to pay attention and looked at the clock at 3:57am. They were about 10...
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