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Forum: Breastfeeding   10-04-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By StarCat
i work 12 hour shifts and get 2 breaks during...

i work 12 hour shifts and get 2 breaks during the day.  15 minutes in the AM and 30 for lunch.  I have to eat and pump during this time so my pumping needs to be quick. 
 
I pump and then rinse...
Forum: April 2011   07-17-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By StarCat
Lucas is definitely teething.  He is drooling...

Lucas is definitely teething.  He is drooling like mad and loves to chew on our fingers.  He is completely uninterested in the teething rings, though.  I am bummed about the hylands tabs.  They were...
Forum: April 2011   06-07-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By StarCat
glad he finally took to the bottle.  I think...

glad he finally took to the bottle.  I think that is how it was with Sada, too.  We tried a bunch and stuck with the one that worked but I think it was just a matter of her finally figuring it out...
Forum: April 2011   06-06-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By StarCat
Luke did great with the bottle from the 1st...

Luke did great with the bottle from the 1st one.  We have to bottle feed because I am going back to work.  With my girls me going back to work was the downfall of breastfeeding- hoping that isn't...
Forum: April 2011   06-02-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
  Weight
Views: 847
Posted By StarCat
still have 40 lbs to lose before I get to...

still have 40 lbs to lose before I get to pre-pregnancy weight.  UGH!  Its SOOOOO much.  Started running again and have done a couple of spinning classes. 
Forum: April 2011   06-01-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By StarCat
We had Lucas' 2 month yesterday.  He was...

We had Lucas' 2 month yesterday.  He was 12lbs14oz.  his birth weight was 8-13
Forum: Parenting   06-01-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By StarCat
I think you can do whatever you want BUT you...

I think you can do whatever you want BUT you will probably limit yourself greatly if you cut everyone out of your life who doesn't parent the way that you do.   Not everyone is going to do things...
Forum: April 2011   05-27-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By StarCat
okay- I have a question. We have co-slept with...

okay- I have a question. We have co-slept with both girls and also with Luke so far.  BUT I don't really want to this time.  I mean, I love sleeping with him but I want to maintain some...
Forum: April 2011   05-22-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By StarCat
i'm sorry, mama.  this is the hard part, for...

i'm sorry, mama.  this is the hard part, for sure!  you've gotten some good advice so far.  Its just a frustrating trial or error to find what works for you. 
 
I think I survive by co-sleeping. ...
Forum: April 2011   05-19-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By StarCat
 I'm sorry kittn i hope that Grace is...



I'm sorry kittn i hope that Grace is better and home with you very soon!!
 
Quote:Originally Posted by kittn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: April 2011   05-17-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By StarCat
Luke is 6w5d today.  He holds his head up really...

Luke is 6w5d today.  He holds his head up really well.  he recognizes me and my voice and seems to recognize dh, too but not the girls yet.  he smiles and has smiled at someone a few times but...
Forum: April 2011   05-15-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,998
Posted By StarCat
love this!  It's so cool to see them new and...

love this!  It's so cool to see them new and then a little later.  They all look so much the same but different! lovely babies, ladies!! 
Forum: April 2011   05-15-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By StarCat
 i'm sorry that sucks.  I am so angry at...



i'm sorry that sucks.  I am so angry at the way we treat new mothers in this country.  its horrible.  I wish you luck tomorrow.  Do you work long days??  Hopefully it will go by fast for you! ...
Forum: April 2011   05-14-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,998
Posted By StarCat
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/28878/width/669/height/500...
Forum: April 2011   05-14-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By StarCat
Luke was 6 wks on Thursday and that officially...

Luke was 6 wks on Thursday and that officially ended my short term disability unless I have a medical reason for more.  My midwife is going to send a letter but I don't know if they will approve any...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By StarCat
my lo is 6 weeks.  We are still in the sleeps a...

my lo is 6 weeks.  We are still in the sleeps a lot stage, too.  but i am noticing that he takes a solid nap in the morning and a solid nap in the afternoon where he pretty much doesn't wake up no...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-12-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By StarCat
i am approved for fmla.  its the $$ part that is...

i am approved for fmla.  its the $$ part that is the problem.  fmla keeps your job but doesn't pay you. my short term disability pays me for the time i am out of work.  except it doesn't kick in for...
Forum: April 2011   05-12-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 867
Posted By StarCat
He has been my most difficult as far as nursing...

He has been my most difficult as far as nursing goes, for sure. 
 
at first it was painful latch. we resolved that and now he just seems to be nursing ALL the time and he has really fussy time...
Forum: April 2011   05-07-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By StarCat
Happy Mother's Day to all my fabulous DDC...

Happy Mother's Day to all my fabulous DDC buddies.  I can't believe our month is over.  Seems like just yesterday we were first posting about poas and bfp's  and now we are holding our babies. ...
Forum: April 2011   05-06-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By StarCat
I had bleeding a bit longer this time than I...

I had bleeding a bit longer this time than I expected.  I was having light bleeding/spotting up through last week.  It was wierd, too.  I would have a day or two of nothing and think I was done and...
Forum: April 2011   05-05-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By StarCat
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gifcongrats to you!!http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
 
sounds like a great birth!!  she's beautiful.
Forum: April 2011   05-01-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By StarCat
Thanks for sharing your beautiful story!!  What...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful story!!  What a great birth!! 
 
would love a pic when you can!! 
Forum: April 2011   04-29-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By StarCat
i am so, so, SOOOO happy for you!!  Way to go,...

i am so, so, SOOOO happy for you!!  Way to go, lady!!  Enjoy your sweet baby girl and revel in your amazingness!!!  post pics when you can! ;-)
Forum: April 2011   04-29-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
  Weight
Views: 847
Posted By StarCat
i'm so happy for all of you.    I'm NOT in...

i'm so happy for all of you. 
 
I'm NOT in the same boat.  I gained a million lbs. 61, actually.  which might as well be a million.  I've lost between 15-20- that last 5 kinda fluctuates back and...
Forum: April 2011   04-29-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By StarCat
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gifCongrats!!http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gifWhat a cutie.  Love his name!! 
 
I definitely had to take ibuprofen for close to a...
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