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Forum: Parenting   12-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By Nicole915
I just wanted to say I'm so sorry about your...

I just wanted to say I'm so sorry about your mom's diagnosis. I imagine this will be a tough holiday season, and will keep you in my thoughts.  
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-22-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Nicole915
So proud of us, we met our one year...

So proud of us, we met our one year breastfeeding goal!
 
Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the help here over the past year.  Between the fantastic archives and the questions I asked...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-27-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Nicole915
There are some great youtube tutorials, thats...

There are some great youtube tutorials, thats where I'm starting. I found that threading the machine was really intimidating, but it went just fine. After that, it was recommended that I start with...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-25-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By Nicole915
Ann Arbor has midwives, but the only home birth...

Ann Arbor has midwives, but the only home birth midwife we could find was already booked when I was two months pregnant. There were rumors of another one, but she had apparently moved out of state....
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-16-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Nicole915
Yup, using the lansinoh again, but still really...

Yup, using the lansinoh again, but still really uncomfortable.

Feeling *very* discouraged. She's refusing to nurse more than three or four times during the day, and then once or twice at night....
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Nicole915
I don't have that particular style, but I will...

I don't have that particular style, but I will say that I've been really unhappy with the overall quality of the oldnavy maternity clothing. It is probably similar to the regular old navy stuff. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Nicole915
My daughter is 9 months old, and nurses 5 or 6...

My daughter is 9 months old, and nurses 5 or 6 times a day, and eats some solids at her own pace. This week she's breaking in her two top teeth, which means she's a bit of a pill, and nobody is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,513
Posted By Nicole915
I've had a few eyebrows raised my way when...

I've had a few eyebrows raised my way when having a glass of wine while nursing. Here is the thing, though... these people actually care enough to be concerned, and don't have the same information...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Nicole915
Our pediatrician says anywhere from 7 times a...

Our pediatrician says anywhere from 7 times a day to every 7 days is within normal for little ones until they're a year old. Crazy... I suspect that they're pretty uncomfortable at day seven!
Forum: Gardening   08-31-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Nicole915
Saw this on the front page, thought I would...

Saw this on the front page, thought I would respond even though I usually just lurk in the earth forum.

What I remember from veterinary school is that this is somewhat challenging to accomplish...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Nicole915
Just wanted to share an article from today's...

Just wanted to share an article from today's NYTimes. Some new research finds a new way that breastmilk helps babies. Some of the inert components in bm seem to be there to feed a special microbe in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-02-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Nicole915
Yep, due to some constraints, I'm not a good...

Yep, due to some constraints, I'm not a good candidate for most of the anesthesia drugs that are on the market at the moment. We consulted two surgeons and the anesthesiologist, and have...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-02-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Nicole915
I have a scheduled surgery next week, while not...

I have a scheduled surgery next week, while not an emergency, it isn't something that can wait until my 8 month old daughter is done breastfeeding. The anesthesia used (the only option) is partially...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-30-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Nicole915
I also took it with food, and had to switch...

I also took it with food, and had to switch brands. Looking back, I think it was the inert ingredients that made me feel ill with the first brand. The tea might be worth trying.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Nicole915
Nope, we do some delayed vaccines, but when...

Nope, we do some delayed vaccines, but when questioned about it, I explain my position and (here is what I think is the important bit) listen to their feedback. Being open to my docs point of view...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-30-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Nicole915
I don't have any advice, just wanted to give you...

I don't have any advice, just wanted to give you some support. You sound like a great mom, I hope things go well. Best wishes.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-30-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Nicole915
You are awesome! So inspirational!

You are awesome! So inspirational!
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-30-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,587
Posted By Nicole915
Nope, we don't keep it in the house. Our...

Nope, we don't keep it in the house.

Our nursing path has been one full of joy, but there have also been some challenges. I like to think that I wouldn't turn to formula, but it sure does help...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By Nicole915
My daughter is 8 months old, and is breastfed...

My daughter is 8 months old, and is breastfed and gets whatever solids she wants to snag off my plate.

Two weeks ago, I had another bout of mastitis, and the midwife put me on antibiotics, which...
Forum: Parenting   07-19-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Nicole915
Graduate studies are so time and energy...

Graduate studies are so time and energy consuming, no wonder you feel stressed. It sounds like there are all sorts of issues going on that I am not well equipped to advise you on, but I wanted to...
Forum: Parenting   07-19-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,728
Posted By Nicole915
I'm so very sorry for the awful situation you...

I'm so very sorry for the awful situation you are in. Although you did so many of the right things, it sounds like euthanasia is the appropriate option for this dog. When I was in vet school, one of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By Nicole915
Well, as it turns out, all my concern was for...

Well, as it turns out, all my concern was for naught. This afternoon, I had to get some work done, so my mom came over to play with Ellie while I worked. We figured it would be a good dry run, so I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Nicole915
I'm so sorry, you must be exhausted. I'm no...

I'm so sorry, you must be exhausted.

I'm no expert, but just a few ideas... will he nap in a sling at home? Will he relax and go to sleep if you lay down with him? Do you think he might be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By Nicole915
So I've only left Ellie 4 times, twice with my...

So I've only left Ellie 4 times, twice with my husband to go to the grocery store, once with my sister so we could have a date night and once right after delivery in the hospital when she had to go...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-30-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Nicole915
Seeking advice about keeping old text books. ...

Seeking advice about keeping old text books.

I'm a vet, and have about 40 huge thick texts from undergrad and vet school sitting on two shelves in my guest room. Most of the information in them...
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