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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-21-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,076
Posted By JillyD
Oh yeah, Baby's Only is good too. We started...

Oh yeah, Baby's Only is good too. We started using that once he turned one although our doc said it is fine for younger so long as you are just supplementing - she seemed to think it was about...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-18-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By JillyD
So, my son is 14 months and I basically have to...

So, my son is 14 months and I basically have to "force" him to nurse. I have to catch him right after he wakes up from a nap in order for him to be the least bit interested. Most of the time, he...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-18-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,076
Posted By JillyD
We used Earth's best too...and it worked fine...

We used Earth's best too...and it worked fine for both my kids. Like your friend, it was a supplement to breastmilk b/c of low supply issues. I used the SNS with my daughter and LOVED it - I'd...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By JillyD
DD is 4. She has taken to telling "un-truths" -...

DD is 4. She has taken to telling "un-truths" - it's not totally a lie b/c she thinks she is making a joke. At least I think that is what is going on. But, it seems like she is lying/joking...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-13-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By JillyD
While this may seem good in some ways (all those...

While this may seem good in some ways (all those dirty toys, sticks, rocks, etc.) stay out of his mouth, food also stays out! He is not the least bit interested in feeding himself. He'll pick the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-06-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,302
Posted By JillyD
I think the hardest thing for me in having a HN...

I think the hardest thing for me in having a HN baby was actually other people's perceptions of her. I really struggled with the "wow, she is hard" comments and the whole "how do you deal with that"...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-06-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,302
Posted By JillyD
I have to chime in here. DD was totally high...

I have to chime in here. DD was totally high needs and I can relate to so many things written in these posts. She slept across my chest for the first 5 months of her life. She cried in her carseat...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-05-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,895
Posted By JillyD
I get the "good baby" comments all the time with...

I get the "good baby" comments all the time with DS. And, I got the "wow, she is hard" all the time with my daughter. They are parented similarly - their dispositions are totally different. I guess...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By JillyD
4 is so challenging! I'm not someone who always...

4 is so challenging! I'm not someone who always knows what to say or what to do or how to react. i need time to think. This doesn't seem to work with a 4 year old! So, I'd love to hear if you think...
Forum: Diapering   11-19-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By JillyD
This is driving me crazy nuts!! The water...

This is driving me crazy nuts!! The water softener didn't work. I believe it is the fleece that is repelling. I'll put a diaper on him and after the first pee his clothes are totally soaked. Usually...
Forum: Diapering   11-19-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By JillyD
yup - done the vinegar, the dawn, and the...

yup - done the vinegar, the dawn, and the oxiclean. still repelling. I can't even tell you how many times i have washed these things. i just ran them with a water softener...hope it works! fingers...
Forum: Diapering   11-16-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By JillyD
I am soooooo frustrated. I feel like i have done...

I am soooooo frustrated. I feel like i have done everything and these diapers are still repelling. I have two dozen of the things and am about to give up!!! I am hoping that someone out there can...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-05-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By JillyD
My best friend is losing her baby - well, I...

My best friend is losing her baby - well, I guess the baby is already gone. She is 12 weeks pregnant and found out yesterday that the baby is no longer alive. I am so sad for her and my heart just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By JillyD
Wow Felicymom...that TOTALLY helps. I like th...

Wow Felicymom...that TOTALLY helps. I like th eidea of setting up expectations and a repor. I think she does really well with those things. The car incident doesn't happen often at all...maybe once...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By JillyD
I swear, the day DD turned 4, she turned into a...

I swear, the day DD turned 4, she turned into a maniac! I have no idea what is going on but she has more energy than I can really handle right now. Perhpas it is the change in season? Anyway, my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,619
Posted By JillyD
I'm really curious what the experiences with Dom...

I'm really curious what the experiences with Dom have been. I've been on it a week now and am totally seeing a difference though not huge. What's your experience? I am trying to decide whether it is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-18-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By JillyD
I tried so hard to EBF both my kids. I had to...

I tried so hard to EBF both my kids. I had to supplement with my daughter at 3 months. With my son, I lasted until 6 months. Honestly, I am still not sure what happened but he started gaining too...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-12-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By JillyD
I just want to say that 2 1/2 is early to be...

I just want to say that 2 1/2 is early to be making it through the night without wetting or getting up to pee. Most kids we know either wear nighttime diapers until they are 4ish or get up to pee in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-12-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By JillyD
DS (6 mo) is an early riser. I thought it would...

DS (6 mo) is an early riser. I thought it would get better with the darker mornings but it has only gotten worse. He goes to bed rather early (7:30 or 8pm) and sleeps fairly well throughout the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-08-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By JillyD
I have tried getting my supply up (I went...

I have tried getting my supply up (I went through this last time too) - fenugreek, oatmeal, goats rue, nursing at night (yup, we cosleep and the milk bar is always open) but I can't do the pumping...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-07-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By JillyD
So, about 2 weeks ago, I started supplementing...

So, about 2 weeks ago, I started supplementing with goat milk. I had brought DS to the ped (6 mo checkup) and he was off the charts in weight. I had the same issues with DD though with her, it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-07-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By JillyD
Yup - me too. With my first, I started...

Yup - me too. With my first, I started supplementing at 3 months. This time, I was good until 6 months. I, like you, have come to the conclusion that I just don't produce enough milk to meet their...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-29-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By JillyD
simple is key... I don't have mine handy but...

simple is key...
I don't have mine handy but it is really close to this: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_pie_crust/

One bit of advice, work the dough as little as possible to get a nice...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-25-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By JillyD
thanks!! I love the idea of $250. much better...

thanks!! I love the idea of $250. much better than some other prices i have seen.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-16-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By JillyD
I have been wanting to buy a serger for a while....

I have been wanting to buy a serger for a while. I have used one a few times (it was a huskylock I think) but don't really know anything about what is out there in terms of machines. Ideally, I'd...
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