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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-18-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,260
Posted By matthia
FWIW, havig our baby on the crib mattress next...

FWIW, havig our baby on the crib mattress next to our bed didn't work AT ALL. We never even bothered trying to DTD but it was the worse night's sleep we've ever had, including his newborn period....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-18-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,260
Posted By matthia
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Quote:Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-18-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,260
Posted By matthia
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Quote:Originally Posted by peainthepod http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1298413/sex-in-the-family-bed/20#post_16270714)...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-16-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By matthia
Thanks for the encouragement ladies.   of...

Thanks for the encouragement ladies.
 
of course, after finally postinng something here, i made a catch later that day!
 
I have been keeping him diaper-less a lot and it's helping. One thing I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-16-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,260
Posted By matthia
Thanks for the replies ladies!   it's funny,...

Thanks for the replies ladies!
 
it's funny, even though I am less uncomfortable dtd in front of the baby, every time I initiate sex it's somewhere besides the bed.... I think for DH it's just a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-16-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,260
Posted By matthia
nak Alright. I guess  I'm looking for your...

nak
Alright. I guess  I'm looking for your stories about making this work.
Here's the deal: first baby, 7mos, cosleeps.
I love it. I thought dh did too. He does understand and appreciate it, but...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-15-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By matthia
oh no! as soon as I read this title I thought...

oh no! as soon as I read this title I thought :yes! I've been wondering...
 
I'm not gonna lie, I was hoping for more reassuring responses! Good luck Elluin!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-14-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By matthia
I see you are talking abut children's books so...

I see you are talking abut children's books so it probably isn't applicable, but I'll throw in my long-time-bookstore-employee-2-cents:
 
If you ever sell books back to a used bookstore, NOT...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-12-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,531
Posted By matthia
well, I'm mostly a lurker but i was in the DDC...

well, I'm mostly a lurker but i was in the DDC and I figured this time I should actually post something!
 
It's so nice to see everyone's beauttiful growing babies!
 
Finn was 7mos on the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-11-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By matthia
Argh! I just wrote this whole thing out and the...

Argh! I just wrote this whole thing out and the computer crashed!
 
Ok, Finn is 7mo, EC'ed part time from birth. It was great, I caught lots. There were some weeks were a bare handful of diapers...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By matthia
I know. In that same episode, she was having a...

I know. In that same episode, she was having a hard time carrying the baby and doing things and all I wanted was for someone to give her a gd sling! And I remember watching an episode of  sex in the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By matthia
I CANNOT watch babies on TV or in movies that...

I CANNOT watch babies on TV or in movies that are crying!
 
It kills me every time.
It takes me completely out the fantasy. All I can think is: "How can those poor baby's parents just sit there...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,679
Posted By matthia
I honestly think that taking care of yourself is...

I honestly think that taking care of yourself is PARAMOUNT to being a good mother. Now, this is different for everyone. I take care of myself by making time for knitting and making sure to shower at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By matthia
Hey,   not sure if you've seen these before...

Hey,
 
not sure if you've seen these before but I thought I'd link them for you.
 
http://offbeatmama.com/2010/11/my-son-is-gay
 ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-03-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,277
Posted By matthia
I'm not going to address the whole baby moon...

I'm not going to address the whole baby moon thing because other people have and regardless of my feelings, it's your choice.
 
However, something to keep in mind re: the presents.
 
I have had...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-28-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By matthia
Sister's Grimm by Michael Buckley!!   LOVE...

Sister's Grimm by Michael Buckley!!
 
LOVE THEM! And I mean me. I read them while working at a children's bookstore. The reading level is maybe a little lower than HP but they're great stories and...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-28-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By matthia
I'm a part-timer here. Finn doesn't seem to be...

I'm a part-timer here. Finn doesn't seem to be the easiest baby to EC since he doesn't care too much about waiting for the toilet AND I have a hard time reading his signals (especially now that hes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-28-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By matthia
There's a whole EC thread in the diapering...

There's a whole EC thread in the diapering forums (in fact, this'll probably be moved). I'm a part-time EC-er of a 6mo. I have to say, in the last few weeks, our catch rate has gone WAY...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-26-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By matthia
I actually just attending a mom and babe group...

I actually just attending a mom and babe group meeting where we had a Public Health Nurse come and speak about starting solids. She seconds what everyone else here says. She said, even make MORE...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-25-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By matthia
I second trying your hand at making a few toys....

I second trying your hand at making a few toys. I don't know how old your little one is but cloth blocks and soft balls are easy and hours of entertainment, dolls or stuffies are a little harder but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-23-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By matthia
So, I had a revelation the other day, about...

So, I had a revelation the other day, about Robert Munsch and how I never truly understood his books until I became a parent.
 
(Background: DS, also 6 months, good sleeper when I'm in bed with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-12-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By matthia
Ok, so I'm dealing with Diaper Rash....   ...

Ok, so I'm dealing with Diaper Rash....
 
DS, 6 months, has never really had  diaper rash. He's cloth diapered and part-time EC'd. He also spends a part of each day diaper free. I use water,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-08-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By matthia
I totally second re-arranging your bedroom so...

I totally second re-arranging your bedroom so that you LO sleeps between you and the edge of the bed (with the bed against a wall, with a bolster or with a bed rail, of course). I need that spooning...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-08-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By matthia
I wouldn't worry at all about the garlic/onions...

I wouldn't worry at all about the garlic/onions or spices until or unless you notice your LO has a problem with them...babies in places like India routinely eat curry type dishes and spicy lentil...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-06-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By matthia
Has anyone seen these?  I bought my first ones...

Has anyone seen these?  I bought my first ones from this lady at a market. I'm glad to see her doing so well. I think they are awesome.. I've used them for everything from sandwiches to rice and...
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