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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-24-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 524
Posted By Jessimaca
Just coming back to Mothering forums, been off...

Just coming back to Mothering forums, been off awhile because I have a high needs cute little peanut that is 16 months old. Just taking a breath now :-) Reading your posts to get caught up and join...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-24-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Jessimaca
Grisandole~ Thank you soooooooooooooo much! What...

Grisandole~ Thank you soooooooooooooo much! What a relief to find I'm not the only one! I was starting to think I was crazy! I'm totally gonna check out the resources you recommended and I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-23-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Jessimaca
So, I'm new to this thread (in fact, I haven't...

So, I'm new to this thread (in fact, I haven't been on the forums for awhile! But, jumping back in :-). Just crazy busy with a high needs 16 month old. Anyhow, maybe this has been addressed-- if so,...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-23-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jessimaca
Lilmommakaye~ I am so, so sorry to hear of your...

Lilmommakaye~ I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. And I'm very glad you offered your experience here honestly. I'm so glad I read it! I often work with pregnant women and it's good to hear all...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Jessimaca
Twylacat~ I'm anxiously watching this threat as...

Twylacat~ I'm anxiously watching this threat as my LO sounds a lot like your kiddo! I'm hoping to gleam some wisdom. She has pretty much always been hard to get to sleep-- never a great napper and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-23-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Hello All! Wow! I haven't been on in...

Hello All! Wow! I haven't been on in soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long! It is seriously crazy how busy my life got with my LO. I see some familiar faces :-) Hello!!!!!!!! So, I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-01-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
NRM~ This is my first child. I have NO idea how...

NRM~ This is my first child. I have NO idea how you EP with other children. It's been really hard keeping my DD ok while I pump for her. 2-3 months was the worst because she wouldn't play with...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-01-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Hello All!  It is so hard for me to get on her...

Hello All!  It is so hard for me to get on her lately!  I will try to check in more.  Just hit the 7 month mark-- still going.
 
NRM~  How did it go with your first baby?  Is EPing your only...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-01-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Jessimaca
Thank you so much for your response.  It does...

Thank you so much for your response.  It does sound like we have a similar situation.  Oh the desperation :-(  I just hope it gets a little easier to get her down-- I get so tired of it.  Each nap...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-22-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Jessimaca
I am at my witts end after dealing with my DD's...

I am at my witts end after dealing with my DD's sleep issues for 7 months now.  She has always fought sleep-- from the beginning.  I don't know what else to do.  She also will not let anyone else...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-02-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Madeline~ That's awesome! Good for you! I just...

Madeline~ That's awesome! Good for you! I just cut down to 6 and watching my supply close to see how it goes.  It's only been a few days so I'm not sure yet.  It's amazing how each time I cut a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-31-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Where is everyone?

Where is everyone?
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-18-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Happy~  I can't remember if I talked about this...

Happy~  I can't remember if I talked about this with you or not.  How many children do you have?  If you don't mind me asking of course :-)
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-18-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all get...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all get together for tea and hugs?????  Just to be with people who really understand???
 
 
Quote:Sometimes on a bad day I have to avoid looking at photos of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Finally a moment to check in!!!!!!!!!!!! I"m...

Finally a moment to check in!!!!!!!!!!!! I"m glad to see everyone is doing well. I'm also still at it-- over 5 months now.  I guess that's something to celebrate, but its also so sad to me as the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-06-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Quick check in.  So hard to find time to get on...

Quick check in.  So hard to find time to get on here.  Not just because of the pumping and the craziness it entails, but also because I have one high needs/fussy little girl :-(  In fact, she is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-06-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Jessimaca
Nafta~ Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope...

Nafta~ Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope your baby continues to nurse well :-)  I'm still in the same boat-- not even close yet.  So depressing.  I love reading these stories though, it gives...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-29-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
MadelinesMama~  You are amazing!  You should...

MadelinesMama~  You are amazing!  You should definitely be celebrating every month!
 
Claire~  My milk sometimes has different smells and I always smell it (it's a habit I guess :-)  Anyway,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Yes, also at the 4 month mark.  Had such a...

Yes, also at the 4 month mark.  Had such a depressing day yesterday-- the 4 month mark is hitting me hard.  I just can't believe she isn't nursing!  It seems so impossible now.  I can't believe how...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Jessimaca
Thank you Sky!  Your tips are so helpful :-) ...

Thank you Sky!  Your tips are so helpful :-)  Some of those things I've done and some I have not.  You inspire me :-)  I will keep you posted on my progress.  I'm just really nervous about the fact...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Jessimaca
Wow Sky your DD sounds like mine-- similar...

Wow Sky your DD sounds like mine-- similar starts.  I would really appreciate you posting all your strategies!!!!!  I'm always looking for tips.  I feel like we've tried everything and I don't feel...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-15-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Jessimaca
Thanks so much for sharing!  These stories give...

Thanks so much for sharing!  These stories give me hope!  I would like to get a big, on going collection for inspiration :-)  I hope we can keep it going. 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Jessimaca
I'm curious about this because I hear stories...

I'm curious about this because I hear stories here and there about babies who "get" nursing eventually after being bottle fed for a length of time-- for example, I know someone who's baby got it at...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-12-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
A question for all you long time EPers-- did you...

A question for all you long time EPers-- did you continue to offer the breast and attempt nursing?  If so, how often (once a day/week/month)? 
 
I'm curious about this because I hear stories here...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-09-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,636
Posted By Jessimaca
Quote:It is SO hard. I wish I could wave a magic...

Quote:It is SO hard. I wish I could wave a magic wand that I could wave for you. Or that I could come over there for an afternoon and make you your favorite thing to drink and wash all your pump...
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