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Forum: Life With a Baby   07-28-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By Midwesterner04
My LO had reflux and also did not like to lie on...

My LO had reflux and also did not like to lie on my chest until she was older. She was most comfortable being worn or held upright or semi upright in a position that allowed nursing access. Mei Tais...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Midwesterner04
If you are returning to work at 4 months, you may...

If you are returning to work at 4 months, you may be able to wait longer before introducing bottles and the potential for nipple confusion and supply issues (and exclusively direct breastfeeding is...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   06-17-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Midwesterner04
Spanish girl names

Hi Mamas,

I'm quickly approaching term and DH and I have made no progress at all on names. You ladies always have great ideas, so I thought you might be able to help!

It is very important to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By Midwesterner04
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nightwish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384088/when-do-we-stop-attachment-parenting#post_17368505)
 I...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   04-29-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Midwesterner04
Thank you so much! That is just what I am...

Thank you so much! That is just what I am looking for. Thanks again!
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   04-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Midwesterner04
Hi Mamas,   I will be moving to Milwaukee...

Hi Mamas,
 
I will be moving to Milwaukee with a toddler and a newborn this summer and will need to find a local physician.  We are an AP, full-term breastfeeding, etc, family and need to avoid...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   02-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 147
Posted By Midwesterner04
I followed the Brewer Diet during my last...

I followed the Brewer Diet during my last pregnancy and loved it--I felt great.  My DH and I come from a long line of 5-lb 37 week babies and all the family labors I know of started with water...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-27-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Midwesterner04
Hi Mamas,   I'm early in my second trimester...

Hi Mamas,
 
I'm early in my second trimester and for a number of weeks now have been cleaning a toddler potty 2-3 times per day with isopropyl alcohol.  My usual practice has been to use vinegar...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-26-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 58,595
Posted By Midwesterner04
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cynthiamoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Midwesterner04
Have you also looked into culinary herbs that...

Have you also looked into culinary herbs that can be uterine irritants?  If you are sensitive, things like peppermint, chamomile, nutmeg, sage, and oregano may cause some symptoms, though they are...
Forum: Parenting   01-15-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,468
Posted By Midwesterner04
Board Books: Snuggle Puppy (Sandra Boynton) ...

Board Books:
Snuggle Puppy (Sandra Boynton)
Quiet Loud (Leslie Patricelli)
One Tree (Green Start)
In the Garden (Green Start)
Dr. Seuss's The Foot Book and Mr. Brown Can Moo
 
Picture books:...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-13-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Midwesterner04
My toddler and I dealt with thrush around your...

My toddler and I dealt with thrush around your LOs age and what worked for us was a combination of Dr. Jay Gordon's protocol and Dr. Jack Newman's approach (I never used gentian violet or APNO,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Midwesterner04
As difficult as it can be, it is developmentally...

As difficult as it can be, it is developmentally normal for three year-olds to be less compliant than younger toddlers, to lack emotional control, etc.  It is a challenging age for them to be. Some...
Forum: Babywearing   01-04-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Midwesterner04
I'm an AP mom, so maybe a little different, but...

I'm an AP mom, so maybe a little different, but my worn and carried DD has happened to reach milestones early. Rolling at several weeks, talking at 5 months, walking with stability at 9 months.  I...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   12-17-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 33
Posted By Midwesterner04
Subbing.  My 3 year old cosleeps and nurses on...

Subbing.  My 3 year old cosleeps and nurses on demand, and I'm hesitant to do anything to change that (she is the sort of kid who reaches milestones fully and suddenly, of her own accord, like the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-05-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By Midwesterner04
I did Hypnobabies with my first and will do it...

I did Hypnobabies with my first and will do it again. It was AMAZING. I had a long labor but it was very, very peaceful. I have a picture of myself smiling during transition to prove it! 
 
I used...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 190
Posted By Midwesterner04
Hi Mamas,   I'm about 7 weeks along with a...

Hi Mamas,
 
I'm about 7 weeks along with a pregnancy I did not discover until 5 weeks (turns out my early post-conception symptoms are exactly the same as my delayed ovulation symptoms...).  It...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-28-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By Midwesterner04
Yes!  No matter what we do, my dd cannot fall...

Yes!  No matter what we do, my dd cannot fall asleep before 10:45-11. She just is not tired at 8 like many of her peers, and she often does not need a nap, though i feel like i do!
 
My DH and I...
Forum: Montessori   08-19-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Midwesterner04
I wonder if you could modify a few things for...

I wonder if you could modify a few things for safety and durability, like temporarily using art that is hard to tear and attaches directly to the wall via hanging putty or double-sided tape instead...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Midwesterner04
Subbing.

Subbing.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-18-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Midwesterner04
I've never parented a hitter, but I'd turn to...

I've never parented a hitter, but I'd turn to the Hand in Hand link posted above or AHA Parenting if it became an issue in our house. I can't link them now but I have seen multiple, somewhat age...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 5,909
Posted By Midwesterner04
I would be grateful for ideas for addressing...

I would be grateful for ideas for addressing mandatory testing and specific learning requirements in a way that is compatible with child-led learning. What are some ways of explaining the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By Midwesterner04
We Have a Baby, by Catherine Falwell Who Has a...

We Have a Baby, by Catherine Falwell
Who Has a Bellybutton?
The Dr Sears children's books about new babies and learning to use the potty
I also recently came across a book from my childhood...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-08-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Midwesterner04
I second the suggestion to get it on video. That...

I second the suggestion to get it on video. That will help a lot. If it is seizures, getting diagnosed ASAP helps a great deal. One reflux-related possibility is sandifer's syndrome, which is a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,739
Posted By Midwesterner04
I was formula and glucose water (apparently...

I was formula and glucose water (apparently because I was under a certain weight at birth) fed. My mother had to work full time from the beginning and the hand pump she was given at the hospital...
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