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Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-07-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By notjustmamie
The standard I've seen for 0-6 mos is a 15"...

The standard I've seen for 0-6 mos is a 15" circumference.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-04-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By notjustmamie
This thread totally reminded me of Ramona...

This thread totally reminded me of Ramona Quimby.

In the book where she goes to Kindergarten, her teacher reads Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel to the class. Afterwords, she asks if anyone has...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-03-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,001
Posted By notjustmamie
Pearl Alysse Pearl Basia Pearl Celeste ...

Pearl Alysse
Pearl Basia
Pearl Celeste
Pearl Dionne
Pearl Elspeth
Pearl Flora
Pearl Georgette
Pearl Hannah
Pearl Inez
Pearl Janette
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By notjustmamie
Get thee to the bookstore and pick up a copy of...

Get thee to the bookstore and pick up a copy of Toni Weschler's Taking Charge of Your Fertility (http://www.tcoyf.com/content/BookOverview.aspx?). For some basic information, you can read through...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 244
Posted By notjustmamie
Quote: Originally Posted by Bunnyflakes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bunnyflakes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15368042)
I see it all the time in the newspapers...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-03-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By notjustmamie
The only advice I have is to keep asking for a...

The only advice I have is to keep asking for a supervisor. My husband works for a credit card company and corporate policy is never to send a call upline unless the customer specifically asks....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By notjustmamie
I haven't seen it (I don't do much with FB). I'm...

I haven't seen it (I don't do much with FB). I'm guessing I'd mess with their little thrill, though. "I like it in my son's diaper bag" doesn't really make a silly double entendre....
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-01-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By notjustmamie
Quote: Yes but what would one sample do? ...

Quote:
Yes but what would one sample do?
Sample cans of powdwered formula will make about 50 oz, which would last you a day or two, depending on the age of the baby, whether or not they're eating...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-01-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By notjustmamie
Hummus! I have two recipes I use. ...

Hummus! I have two recipes I use.

Traditional Hummus

1¾ c chickpeas (canned or cooked from dry), reserve ½ c cooking/canning liquid
¼ c lemon juice
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed (or 5-6 cloves...
Forum: August 2010   05-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By notjustmamie
If Ruth is one you really like, what about a...

If Ruth is one you really like, what about a longer version of of the name, such as Ruthanne or Ruthie?
Forum: July 2010   05-01-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By notjustmamie
DD was just over 6 lbs at birth and we...

DD was just over 6 lbs at birth and we definitely needed NB sized clothes for about the first month or so, in fact they were a bit too big the first week or two.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,110
Posted By notjustmamie
The only one I don't particularly like is Eden....

The only one I don't particularly like is Eden. If DS had been a girl, I would have been fighting hard for "Ruth" as it was my mother's name.

Another Biblical name I like (but we couldn't use) is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-17-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By notjustmamie
Quote: Originally Posted by gardenmommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14984458)
notjustmamie, do you think that would...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-17-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,594
Posted By notjustmamie
No, they're not all emotionally traumatic. I...

No, they're not all emotionally traumatic. I actually felt pretty empowered by my emergency c-section after homebirth transfer. If you're interested, my birth story is here...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By notjustmamie
I second the idea of various carriers or regular...

I second the idea of various carriers or regular position changes. I found a lot of great babywearing ideas at wearyourbaby.com (http://wearyourbaby.com/).
Forum: Games   03-17-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 18,201
Posted By notjustmamie
pot during pregnancy happy but terrified

pot during pregnancy
happy but terrified
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-01-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By notjustmamie
Do you have some time over a couple of weekends...

Do you have some time over a couple of weekends when you could set some stuff up? Maybe put together a box of "craft kits" in zipper bags that DD can access herself? How about moving bathtime to the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-01-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By notjustmamie
I just wanted to add that if you're avoiding ALL...

I just wanted to add that if you're avoiding ALL dairy, you need to read labels on absolutely everything. I've been (mostly) dairy-free for years now, and I still run across stuff that I think...
Forum: January 2010   03-01-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By notjustmamie
There is a page on the ssa site...

There is a page on the ssa site...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 129
Posted By notjustmamie
Quote: Originally Posted by Shahbazin...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shahbazin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15122661)
Do you have furry dogs? No joke, one of the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-22-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,016
Posted By notjustmamie
Yup. We've budgeted some for a couple of trips...

Yup. We've budgeted some for a couple of trips we need to take this year (family obligations), some to pay off debt, some for family fun activities, and a little bit for each of us blow individually.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-22-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By notjustmamie
What about breastmilk storage bottles? Those...

What about breastmilk storage bottles? Those usually come in 4-5 oz sizes and are made to hold frozen/chilled milk.
Forum: June 2010   02-22-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By notjustmamie
Honestly, for #2, I would have loved it if a...

Honestly, for #2, I would have loved it if a bunch of friends each put together blank scrapbook pages for me (so it would be like a fill-in-the-blank baby book). Having two has turned out to be so...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-22-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By notjustmamie
My biggest complaint about the cards is you have...

My biggest complaint about the cards is you have to pay a service charge to get it activated (usually 3-5% of the card value). It bothers me to pay a fee in order to use my own money!

I'd...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-22-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By notjustmamie
He also might be gassy. My DS (3 mo) acts like...

He also might be gassy. My DS (3 mo) acts like that when he is genuinely hungry, but he's got gas. He's not necessarily hurting (not screaming/crying/fussing), but just having trouble focusing on...
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