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Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,289
Posted By modestmothering
Wow Claire!  Congrats!  That is fantastic news!...

Wow Claire!  Congrats!  That is fantastic news!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,289
Posted By modestmothering
I read this thread on Mothering from about a...

I read this thread on Mothering from about a year ago.  It was helpful:  http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1321352/6-month-old-waking-up-every-hour-please-help...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-02-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,289
Posted By modestmothering
Wow.     My DD, the past few weeks, has been...

Wow.  
 
My DD, the past few weeks, has been getting less and less sleep at night.  
 
When she was born she was up every 2-3 hours.  Then around 3 months she had a couple nights of sleeping 6-8...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-20-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By modestmothering
Big hugs for you, mama!   I am going through...

Big hugs for you, mama!
 
I am going through a 6-month spurt sleep deprivation bonanza right now; yet my DD never has slept for longer than 3 hours at a time at night.  
 
My advice: just do...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-20-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,289
Posted By modestmothering
I appreciate your replies!     I suspect...

I appreciate your replies!  
 
I suspect that DD is going through her 6-month spurt.  She was born three weeks late and always seems to hit the spurts --- HARD -- about three weeks early.  We...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,289
Posted By modestmothering
Thank you all for your replies!  I am really at...

Thank you all for your replies!  I am really at a loss when it comes to sleep.  
 
DD is not on a schedule at all.  I tried many times it just didn't seem to work and I felt like I didn't want to...
Forum: Gardening   12-14-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By modestmothering
I am a new gardener.  Had my first vegetable...

I am a new gardener.  Had my first vegetable garden last year.  It was great. 
 
I am just DREAMING of my next garden.  And I decided to try some indoor gardening of vegetables.  Does anyone have...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-14-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By modestmothering
There are SO many WAH legit jobs out there.  I...

There are SO many WAH legit jobs out there.  I am an online prof while I stay home with my baby for the first year.  What is your field of interest?  I can post some links for job searches that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By modestmothering
Sharing parenting responsibilities can be really...

Sharing parenting responsibilities can be really challenging, especially when you feel you do a better job than DH.  But DH must learn.  And DS will learn, too.  
 
Have you tried to talk to DH...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By modestmothering
After DD was born, DH did everything for two...

After DD was born, DH did everything for two weeks because I was in A LOT of pain.  He cooked, cleaned, took care of me, and took care of DD.  
 
Then, it stopped.
 
After three months I was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By modestmothering
Just curious.  If your babe sucks/sucked a...

Just curious.  If your babe sucks/sucked a thumb, when did it start?  
 
My DD is five months and I REALLY want her to suck that thumb because she is SUCH a comfort sucker at the breast.  We use a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By modestmothering
I am right there with you.  Avoiding the "mom...

I am right there with you.  Avoiding the "mom haircut," though.  I just throw it up in some 'do so it's not noticeable.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By modestmothering
I just posted a similar question before I read...

I just posted a similar question before I read your thread. My Dd is also 5 months. She has always woken up every 2-3 hours to breastfeed during the night. She's never done that miraculous thing you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,289
Posted By modestmothering
Hi mamas!   I am hoping to hear some stories...

Hi mamas!
 
I am hoping to hear some stories of babies who, like mine, wake up about five times a night and never nap during the day longer than 20 or 30 minutes.  Hopefully, these stories will...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-09-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By modestmothering
Big hugs for you, mama.     My DD is just...

Big hugs for you, mama.  
 
My DD is just turning five months and I can relate to every piece of story you just told.  At five months I still feel like I am making huge sacrifices to my own...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-09-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By modestmothering
Mama, I can totally empathize with you.  I am a...

Mama, I can totally empathize with you.  I am a professor who has recently switched to totally online teaching for DD's first years and I have OH SO MANY resources that I can share with you about...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-09-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By modestmothering
Thank you for your replies....

Thank you for your replies.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
 
It never occurred to me that DD might need to learn respect at the breast.  She just has always been very high...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-08-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By modestmothering
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eirual http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1369749/signs-that-baby-is-ready-to-wean-new-here#post_17195001)...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-08-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By modestmothering
I started feeding DD runny egg yolk at 3.5...

I started feeding DD runny egg yolk at 3.5 months because she was absolutely interested in eating.  At 3.5 months she could sit up unassisted and she had no tongue thrust reflex.  It was weird.  She...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-08-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By modestmothering
Hello:   I am new here and have had trouble...

Hello:
 
I am new here and have had trouble finding a thread that discusses some signs that baby is ready to wean.  My baby is only five months old and she isn't ready to wean (I'm guessing), but...
Forum: Homebirth   05-26-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,753
Posted By modestmothering
Hi!  During my last midwife appointment the same...

Hi!  During my last midwife appointment the same situation arose, so I figured I would chime in to your post.
 
If you have any reservations or second thoughts about having a child present then...
Forum: Homebirth   05-05-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By modestmothering
Sorry that you feel you need to defend your...

Sorry that you feel you need to defend your decision.  I can imagine that this must be stressful.  I am the kind of person who would not defend myself because I feel there is no need to do so, as I...
Forum: Homebirth   03-14-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By modestmothering
How exciting!  I started with the questions that...

How exciting!  I started with the questions that Ina May Gaskin suggests in her book "A Guide to Childbirth."  But the kind of questions that you ask should reflect the issues that you care most...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   03-14-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,242
Posted By modestmothering
Thanks for the link to the petition!

Thanks for the link to the petition!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-03-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By modestmothering
I have recently entered the field, having just...

I have recently entered the field, having just completed my Ph.D..  I have been teaching at university for seven years as an adjunct. Currently, I work at a community college in which there are no...
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