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Forum: January 2010   04-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By ratrodgrl
"The day you deliver, outside will be hot. Your...

"The day you deliver, outside will be hot. Your baby will arrive in the evening. After a labor lasting approximately 17 hours, your child, a boy, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 7 pounds,...
Forum: January 2010   03-26-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By ratrodgrl
sounds like Dominic. We go through a LOT of...

sounds like Dominic. We go through a LOT of laundry! My pedi is of the mindset that as long as he is growing and isn't in discomfort/fussy due to the spitting up, he'd rather not go the medication...
Forum: January 2010   03-25-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,756
Posted By ratrodgrl
yeah!!! congrats...

yeah!!! congrats http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-27-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By ratrodgrl
Trader Joe's choc chips are also dairy free. You...

Trader Joe's choc chips are also dairy free. You really need to read labels, though; whey & casein are in many things, including many whole wheat breads. I've had good luck with sourdoughs, though....
Forum: January 2010   02-27-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 994
Posted By ratrodgrl
no AF, but how did you know you ovulated,...

no AF, but how did you know you ovulated, Mandie? I've noticed that this time around I have been a lot more, juicy, shall we say? Today I noticed what seemed like fertile cm. Yikes! I'm not on any...
Forum: January 2010   02-26-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,024
Posted By ratrodgrl
and WHAT IS UP WITH THE FLAT BUTTS?? A few...

and WHAT IS UP WITH THE FLAT BUTTS?? A few ladies have mentioned this, and I noticed it with both my pregnancies, as well as some friends. It's like, I have this bubble butt thing going which hubby...
Forum: January 2010   02-26-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,024
Posted By ratrodgrl
lol... well I think there's a few reasons for it...

lol... well I think there's a few reasons for it this time around: 1) I didn't go full term; there's got to be some perks for dealing with a 6-week early preemie & bedrest! 2) since he came early,...
Forum: January 2010   02-25-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,024
Posted By ratrodgrl
hm, well I'm nursing...

hm, well I'm nursing http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I'm 2lb above pre-prego weight which I'm ok with. Also, I have cut soy, dairy & egg completely out of my diet for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-24-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By ratrodgrl
if I didn't, I'd never eat! lol. Regardless of...

if I didn't, I'd never eat! lol. Regardless of who, where, or what my baby eats at the table with me. Ditto what the pp's said about not asking in my own home, but to be honest I wouldn't ask in...
Forum: January 2010   02-24-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By ratrodgrl
I do a modified version of the Baby Whisperer,...

I do a modified version of the Baby Whisperer, in that I keep to a loose pattern. In the early days, I feed when he wants it but during the day wake him to eat if it's been 3 hours. If he wakes to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-24-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,017
Posted By ratrodgrl
Jay,...

Jay, http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif it is so hard when something crops up that you never thought would be an issue! I have to say though that my blood pressure went up...
Forum: January 2010   02-24-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By ratrodgrl
I think we'll stop preventing at 2 years, hoping...

I think we'll stop preventing at 2 years, hoping for a 3-year spacing. That is, IF we decide to go ahead with more. This newborn phase is kicking my butt! But I'm sure I'll be getting baby fever...
Forum: January 2010   02-18-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By ratrodgrl
omg! I had to read this thread b/c I have had...

omg! I had to read this thread b/c I have had some serious moments of wanting to throw in the towel and resign. Can I get a new job? lol. My little guy is very needy and I had this preconception for...
Forum: January 2010   02-15-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By ratrodgrl
these are awesome, but Angela that takes the...

these are awesome, but Angela that takes the cake! lmao!!!

my dear baby is actually quite coy with his 'fire hose' and hasn't peed on nearly as much stuff/people as his older brother did (who...
Forum: January 2010   02-12-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By ratrodgrl
you guys are right; sometimes the birth...

you guys are right; sometimes the birth technically goes according to plan but things can happen after that color your experience. I didn't think of that as an option, which is silly because that's...
Forum: January 2010   02-12-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By ratrodgrl
and I'll go first! my birth couldn't have gone...

and I'll go first! my birth couldn't have gone differently if I'd tried. Hospital bedrest at 32 weeks, hospital birth at 34 weeks, baby in NICU. The only thing I can't complain about is I had a...
Forum: January 2010   02-12-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By ratrodgrl
I thought it would be interesting to post this...

I thought it would be interesting to post this poll because I know that birth doesn't always go the way we planned or hoped. I'm curious if you got the birth you wanted? If you didn't, how do you...
Forum: January 2010   02-12-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,106
Posted By ratrodgrl
hi ladies! just playing catchup on the board...

hi ladies! just playing catchup on the board here. I keep coming over and almost posting but I haven't had anything good to say and not enough time to figure out what to complain about...
Forum: January 2010   02-12-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By ratrodgrl
CONGRATULATIONS, Mary! welcome, Liam! what an...

CONGRATULATIONS, Mary! welcome, Liam! what an individual he is, took his sweet time and came his very own way! Glad you got released so quickly, and I hope you heal quickly! pics when you can!
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-04-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By ratrodgrl
just had to jump in to mention that a friend of...

just had to jump in to mention that a friend of mine has a DD 3 months younger than my DS1. Not a drop of breastmilk has ever passed her lips, she's been on formula since day 1. My son was the...
Forum: January 2010   01-31-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By ratrodgrl
woohoo! go mama! Hope you're holding your babe...

woohoo! go mama! Hope you're holding your babe in your arms soon! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: January 2010   01-30-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,188
Posted By ratrodgrl
congrats and welcome, Orrin! glad your birth...

congrats and welcome, Orrin! glad your birth went so well http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif enjoy your sweet boy!
Forum: January 2010   01-30-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By ratrodgrl
congrats, Dea, and welcome Hudson! glad you got...

congrats, Dea, and welcome Hudson! glad you got your VBAC, sorry it wasn't at home. Looking forward to story & pics! enjoy your sweet lil' guy...
Forum: January 2010   01-30-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By ratrodgrl
congrats! what a great birth story... love the...

congrats! what a great birth story... love the bit with your daughter on the monitor (she's so polite!) http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I'm with you on the being left...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-29-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By ratrodgrl
what the PP said about ENT is what I had to do....

what the PP said about ENT is what I had to do. No one wanted to help me b/c DS1 was growing like a weed. By the time we did it at 10 weeks, my breasts were a mess and we'd been sharing thrush for...
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