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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Valian
My Ds1 started dropping percentiles after 9 mo...

My Ds1 started dropping percentiles after 9 mo and our ped was fine. We did have occasional extra weight checks but no one suggested dietary changes, weaning etc.
He was 21lb at 1 yo and at 5 years...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Valian
Finding the right day care fit is sooooooo hard....

Finding the right day care fit is sooooooo hard. But, it sounds like you don't have the right fit for your family.
A 2 x/week schedule is also tought because s/he doens't get a chance to really...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By Valian
Ds1 was a tiny 15mo when we moved into unders...

Ds1 was a tiny 15mo when we moved into unders and the Gerber 100% cotton underwear (not the trainers with a plastic outer shell) fit great and really lasted! Hw wore them 1year + and they are still...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Valian
We had a very similar experience with Ds1, who...

We had a very similar experience with Ds1, who is now about 5.5 yo and Ds2 is following a somewhat similar path.
 
Honestly, I would not worry. Here is how/why our ped presented her lack of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-14-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Valian
Ds loved to listen to FLYlady! I think the book...

Ds loved to listen to FLYlady! I think the book was her original (Sink Reflections). I checked it out from the library and would just open to different chapters and read out loud to him. He...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-18-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,073
Posted By Valian
Quote: Originally Posted by SuzyLee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuzyLee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14391445)
Valian the b-day party is this coming...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-16-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,073
Posted By Valian
vm9799 I really love your living room and...

vm9799 I really love your living room and decorations.

SuzyLee how did the b-day party go?

Well, so far Dh is doing GREAT with the HGP....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,500
Posted By Valian
Congrats on a paying job! These are some really...

Congrats on a paying job! These are some really difficult questions to answer.

Here is a link to the Web site of a professional proofreader. It's not me, but she offers a great deal of...
Forum: February 2010   09-05-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Valian
Nothing but sympathy and support here too. Dh...

Nothing but sympathy and support here too. Dh and I were so disappointed when we first learned Ds was a boy. We had both desired a girl, I think Dh is well suited to fathering a girl. Still, I did...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-03-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,073
Posted By Valian
I don't see this as pushing people to spend...

I don't see this as pushing people to spend needlessly. She didn't suggest buying a porch swing to make your home look nicer/more comfortable. I see these as reccomendatsions for 'upkeep' spending....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-28-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By Valian
Wipe down the wall behind and the floor below...

Wipe down the wall behind and the floor below your clothes washer and dryer.

Scrub clean the utility sink (if you have one) in the basement. Mine is so coated with grime, I shudder to think.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-27-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Valian
Garage sale NOW. Do NOT move things with you...

Garage sale NOW. Do NOT move things with you that you plan to sell/get rid of. Imagine the time/energy you will spend packing, loading, moving, unloading and resettling all the things that you don't...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-25-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,073
Posted By Valian
Wow! I am really impressed by how thorough the...

Wow! I am really impressed by how thorough the room cleaning assignments and descriptions appear to be. We really need to do some deep cleaning and we very much need someone to give us directions.
...
Forum: February 2010   08-04-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By Valian
Thanks everyone for sharing your stories. It...

Thanks everyone for sharing your stories. It helps to feel like I am not alone.

I can't believe I forgot the rubber band trick. I'll try that out tomorrow on some pre-pg pants....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-04-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 963
Posted By Valian
I first thought of Ziegfeld's Follies. You can...

I first thought of Ziegfeld's Follies. You can read more about it here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziegfeld_Follies

I think Ziggy as a nickname is fine for a child, but I would not make that...
Forum: February 2010   08-04-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By Valian
Maternity clothes are falling off of me too big...

Maternity clothes are falling off of me too big still, my regular clothes are too tight/uncomfortable when touching my skin. I am outgrowing my shirts in the sense that they seem to be too short to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-01-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Valian
Quote: Originally Posted by Amandala...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amandala http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14154443)
I have a pretty similar question.

If this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,181
Posted By Valian
LLBean: 10 years for clogs I bought *used.* The...

LLBean: 10 years for clogs I bought *used.* The sole finally cracked and let water in the bottom. If the leather uppers were less scuffed I would have re-soled. My LL Bean winter boots are also 10...
Forum: February 2010   07-28-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 566
Posted By Valian
Quote: Originally Posted by Gracerenee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gracerenee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14154509)
ME TOO! I have had 3 miscarriages, but...
Forum: February 2010   07-28-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,013
Posted By Valian
Thanks everyone for responding about the nausea...

Thanks everyone for responding about the nausea relief.
I have improved from lying in bed and groaning to moving about the house. I have not yet progressed to the treadmill. However, I have BIG...
Forum: February 2010   07-21-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Valian
Welcome! I think you'll find yourself right...

Welcome!

I think you'll find yourself right at home here. It seems that many of us here fall somewhere on the spectrum of MDC values without actually fitting into any neat boxes.
Forum: February 2010   07-21-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 151
Posted By Valian
Welcome~ The more the merrier!

Welcome~

The more the merrier!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Valian
My Ds also came at 34 weeks and I have been told...

My Ds also came at 34 weeks and I have been told that I am do not have any greater risk of delivering early again. No higher than anyone else, in other words.

But, this presumes that the reason...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By Valian
We use the Badger brand mentioned upthread at...

We use the Badger brand mentioned upthread at times when we can't out of the sun.
Forum: February 2010   07-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,013
Posted By Valian
Thanks to everyone for keeping this thread...

Thanks to everyone for keeping this thread going. I am off the wagon.

We left town to travel and it has been two weeks since I did anything remotely considered cardio. A bit of walking around but...
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