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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-12-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Ruby2
So nice to read - thanks for sharing!

So nice to read - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-09-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Ruby2
Thanks Yuba! How long have you been dealing with...

Thanks Yuba! How long have you been dealing with the issue, if I may ask? I need hope that I can push through this for as long as ds wants to nurse.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-08-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Ruby2
My son is 17 months and I'm not ready to wean...

My son is 17 months and I'm not ready to wean him, but &*%* it hurts! This is the third month now that I've had my period back and the pattern is obvious. An entire week of nursing is excruciating...
Forum: Diapering   07-20-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Ruby2
I actually bought and returned some size large...

I actually bought and returned some size large fb, they were HUGE! That definitely did not solve the problem. Do you tink medium ss would fit until he potty trains?
Forum: Diapering   07-18-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Ruby2
Thanks, that's really good advice. I searched...

Thanks, that's really good advice. I searched past threads for "low-rise" diaper options and found some suggestions, then balked at the price and figured out a way to snap the FB so they are more...
Forum: Diapering   07-11-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Ruby2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by callahansmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Diapering   07-09-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Ruby2
I thought you weren't supposed to use borax or...

I thought you weren't supposed to use borax or oxyclean on cloth? Or maybe that's just for my fb pockets? I would love to read more recipes - thanks everyone!
Forum: Diapering   07-09-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Ruby2
I have the elastic set to the largest size and...

I have the elastic set to the largest size and the poor boy still can't bend over without falling. :( They're just too tight on his waist.
 
He's not particularly chunky, but is very tall for his...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Ruby2
Dd has always been picky about her clothes -...

Dd has always been picky about her clothes - won't wear tight shirts or straight skirts, socks that bunch on her toes, slippers, etc...but we can work around those things. She has thus far refused...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-09-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Ruby2
I am so sorry, mama. That age is just the...

I am so sorry, mama. That age is just the hardest. It will get easier. Once you get into a routine, it will be easier. Once she is a little older, it will be a lot easier. It’s a hard year though....
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-09-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Ruby2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366793/solids-formula-or-goats-milk-advice-please#post_17157751)...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-08-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Ruby2
Thanks Chiromama. Yes, I was trying to figure...

Thanks Chiromama. Yes, I was trying to figure out a way to explain why I left my position before my current one.
 
Can I just put something like, "Reason for Leaving: ________" as a bullet under...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-06-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Ruby2
I moved up the career ladder quickly and made...

I moved up the career ladder quickly and made some quick, strategic, job changes before landing my dream job just before becoming pregnant with dc1. When she was about 6 months old, I realized that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-03-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Ruby2
I lostnhair like crazy too until just about 24...

I lostnhair like crazy too until just about 24 weeks pp.I had horrible bald spots at each temple and had to change my haircut to cover them! it's finally starting to grow back but I still won't be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Ruby2
Thanks to you both for your replies. The other...

Thanks to you both for your replies. The other point that I guess I forgot to make is that I really think 8 or 9 ounces in 7 hours is probably plenty of BM. He doesn't nurse 4 times in that many...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Ruby2
My MIL was notorious for sticking her finger in...

My MIL was notorious for sticking her finger in the baby's mouth and fishing out the food dd was happily eating! Gross...
 
We just loaned her our BLW book to read and she stopped worrying and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Ruby2
My son is 24 weeks and I haven't been able to...

My son is 24 weeks and I haven't been able to pump enough while I'm working to keep up with his demand at daycare for a few months. We cosleep and I was relatively successful for a while at...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-07-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By Ruby2
I've been working to reduce my oversupply for...

I've been working to reduce my oversupply for about 3 weeks and had great results from block feeding. This past week, my 7 week old ds seems to have starting showing symptoms of silent reflux...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-17-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 735
Posted By Ruby2
Oh wow, that is such a hard choice to have to...

Oh wow, that is such a hard choice to have to make! I haven't been in a situation even remotely close to that, but I wanted to give you some support. 
 
How about if you just focus on the first...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-15-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Ruby2
Thanks so much for the feedback everyone. It's...

Thanks so much for the feedback everyone. It's so funny; just like every other aspect of parenting, you just never really know what you want until you're in the middle of it, regardless of how much...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-09-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Ruby2
HELP!!! 27 month old dd just started daycare...

HELP!!! 27 month old dd just started daycare today. We've been working up to it and visited twice with her and once without before the big "drop off" day. I LOVED the daycare the first two times we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-27-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Ruby2
Update - we dropped the nap and the result is...

Update - we dropped the nap and the result is amazing! Wow...I wish we had tried this a few months ago.
 
I had an unplanned day at home on Friday and decided to just bite the bullet and go for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-22-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Ruby2
Dd is 26 months old. She's never slept a lot at...

Dd is 26 months old. She's never slept a lot at night, even as a baby. These days she sleeps for nine hours at night with a 2 hour nap around noon. She goes down easily for her nap. She's tired...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-14-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,190
Posted By Ruby2
Me too, me too! So nice to read this thread....

Me too, me too! So nice to read this thread. When dh and I met, we had similar incomes. I climber the career ladder quickly and dh stayed in the same job. When dd was just about to turn one a year...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-14-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Ruby2
Ha - spoken from people who have gone with their...

Ha - spoken from people who have gone with their gut and had it work out in the past...the opposite of me! :-)
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