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Forum: Breastfeeding   01-04-2005, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 263
Posted By ShellyK.
When DD2 was born, DD1 - then age 2 - had pretty...

When DD2 was born, DD1 - then age 2 - had pretty much weaned. I remember a few weeks before the birth when she was sick and had a nursing marathon. But then that was pretty much the end. Later she...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-21-2004, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By ShellyK.
Here's a couple things that helped me out with...

Here's a couple things that helped me out with the washing logistics. I kept in my office a plastic bowl big enough to store all the pump parts. That way, when I was done pumping, I would put...
Forum: Women's Health   08-24-2004, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By ShellyK.
My dd turned 3 in July and weighs just over 25...

My dd turned 3 in July and weighs just over 25 lbs. She's back at the 5th %-tile - hadn't been up that high on the chart since about 6-9 mo.
Forum: Women's Health   08-23-2004, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By ShellyK.
Thanks for the encouragement - I should have...

Thanks for the encouragement - I should have clarified in my post that if we did find out that it was celiac, I would make the necessary changes to her diet in an instant. It's just hard to know...
Forum: Women's Health   08-18-2004, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By ShellyK.
I believe that the total IgA test is the one...

I believe that the total IgA test is the one that we still have the option of running. Even though the ped and specialist said it didn't seem necessary, I'm inclined to go ahead with it.

I've...
Forum: Women's Health   08-17-2004, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By ShellyK.
Here's our situation. My 3 yo dd has been...

Here's our situation. My 3 yo dd has been underweight - not even on the charts at one point. About a year ago we did a number of tests and ruled out CF, etc. At her 3 yr checkup last month I asked...
Forum: Lactivism   06-30-2004, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By ShellyK.
On the side where you don't get as much, does...

On the side where you don't get as much, does your babe by any chance nurse on that side last in the morning? I always find that to be the case.

Don't worry about 8 oz bottles at this point - it...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-05-2004, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By ShellyK.
i was going to suggest surfing (esp anything bf...

i was going to suggest surfing (esp anything bf related) because that's what helps me - i'm pumping right now in fact! as an alternative could you print out some articles about bf or parenting to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-12-2003, 08:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,220
Posted By ShellyK.
I took a course in college (about 5 years ago...

I took a course in college (about 5 years ago now) called Biology of Women and a few weeks back I dug out the textbook to see what it all had to say about pregnancy and birth. The section on...
Forum: Lactivism   09-02-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By ShellyK.
Have you already started pumping? You can pump...

Have you already started pumping? You can pump now and store it in the freezer so that you're not as anxious about how much you get while at work. You can also try and pump on the weekends once you...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-27-2003, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By ShellyK.
Maybe you already do this, but consider...

Maybe you already do this, but consider volunteering for a non-profit that does the type of work you're looking to do. Maybe even try to get on the board of such a non-profit so you can a real...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-19-2003, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By ShellyK.
Actually you can! My almost 2 year old is...

Actually you can! My almost 2 year old is currently going to occupational therapy to work on some of her eating skills like chewing and using her tongue correctly. Basically the therapy involves...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-04-2003, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By ShellyK.
Thanks for that clairification about the FMLA,...

Thanks for that clairification about the FMLA, Marlena. I suppose they were justified in taking this step because I have been using up my sick days basically as fast as I've been accruing them. I'm...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-03-2003, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By ShellyK.
I guess I feel like the best contigency plan is...

I guess I feel like the best contigency plan is to be home with a sick kid. I know that I am (along with my nummies) the best comfort for my dd when she's feeling crappy. Unfortunately, this has me...
Forum: Lactivism   03-27-2003, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By ShellyK.
Was she making the ice cream comment in all...

Was she making the ice cream comment in all seriousness, or trying to make light of the situation somewhat (albeit in a lame way)?

I have a co-worker who had a babe in Jan. and she quit bf at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-21-2003, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By ShellyK.
My dd is 20 months and basically I've just been...

My dd is 20 months and basically I've just been telling her every now and then that "mommy has a baby growing in her tummy." I know that's probably too abstract of a concept, but I figure eventually...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-18-2003, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By ShellyK.
This article on depression during pregnancy -...

This article on depression during pregnancy - something that sometimes gets overlooked because we usually only think in terms of post-partum depression - was in my local paper today. Check it out....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-17-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By ShellyK.
We're expecting #2 in September and I just can't...

We're expecting #2 in September and I just can't imagine how working full time is going to be possible - and I don't know if we can completely go without my income.

Actually what I did this past...
Forum: Parenting   03-07-2003, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By ShellyK.
I was reading your post and thought the bad...

I was reading your post and thought the bad parenting moment was going to be when the bottle of chili powder opened up and Emily accidentally got a taste of some. Like the time I ordered a side of...
Forum: Lactivism   03-04-2003, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By ShellyK.
Would it fit in a Ziploc bag? That's what I did...

Would it fit in a Ziploc bag? That's what I did for storing pump parts.
Forum: Lactivism   02-07-2003, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By ShellyK.
Well, here's my anecdotal evidence: I love to...

Well, here's my anecdotal evidence: I love to tell people that my extra pregnancy weight just melted off once I was breastfeeding PAST A YEAR. In other words, those women who he says "didn't until...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-28-2003, 08:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,093
Posted By ShellyK.
You can add me to the list! I'm due Sept. 17...

You can add me to the list! I'm due Sept. 17 with my second babe. My dd is 18 mo. Thankfully I haven't had any nipple sensitivity with her nursing, especially considering the fact that she's getting...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-24-2003, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By ShellyK.
I called my clinic today to make an appointment...

I called my clinic today to make an appointment for next month. First of course she asked for the first day of my last period (Dec. 11) to determine my due date. A few questions later she asked if I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-24-2003, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By ShellyK.
Let me qualify that I'm only 99% sure that I'm...

Let me qualify that I'm only 99% sure that I'm pg, and only about 4 weeks along, but I think I've been feeling contractions. I thought it was strange this early on, too.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-20-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By ShellyK.
Well...I'm a week late and I haven't felt like...

Well...I'm a week late and I haven't felt like rushing to take a test anytime soon. I think I will just take this experience as it comes. I really don't mind being in that limbo stage of knowing...
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