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Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-14-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 28,235
Posted By flapjack
A small miracle has happened- after six weeks of...

A small miracle has happened- after six weeks of not having one hand free, let alone two, I got some time to spin, and to finish off a hat for myself- so I'm on 3 projects down, 49 to go...
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,602
Posted By flapjack
Popping in. It's not going well here. The...

Popping in.

It's not going well here. The prozac is working well for the PPD and I'm happy enough: I'm just recognising that yes, I have actually got my hands full. Too full?

In a nutshell, I...
Forum: December 2009   02-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By flapjack
This is why baby starts the night in the moses...

This is why baby starts the night in the moses basket. Not that I actually stay awake long enough for sex, but if I did, that would be when/where. Or the shower.
Forum: December 2009   02-04-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,254
Posted By flapjack
Clare, take a look at the gauze wraps (calin...

Clare, take a look at the gauze wraps (calin bleu often sell them cheap on ebayUK). I have a BBW, which coped with River as a newborn in the days when my FIL would turn the heat up to 27 degrees.
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Forum: December 2009   02-04-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By flapjack
I will have one or two drinks with no pumping or...

I will have one or two drinks with no pumping or dumping involved, but generally not when I'm actually having to use my brain to care for the child or children involved.
Forum: December 2009   02-04-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,615
Posted By flapjack
I've only just seen this- I'm so, so sorry....

I've only just seen this- I'm so, so sorry. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif: for you and all your family.
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By flapjack
Ear piercing, either get it done before she's...

Ear piercing, either get it done before she's too young to find her ears with her hands or leave it until she can do the cleaning herself and understands what she's getting herself into....
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,730
Posted By flapjack
Quote: Originally Posted by sewchris2642...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sewchris2642 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15020663)
For us, it was the personality of the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-29-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By flapjack
Knitters Almanac. by Zimmerman, is probably the...

Knitters Almanac. by Zimmerman, is probably the only knitting book I own that I read for fun.

I also love Jaeger 29, by Martin Storey, but I think it's out of print now. There's a lot of cute...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-29-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,175
Posted By flapjack
I'm sorry if I'm missing something, but I don't...

I'm sorry if I'm missing something, but I don't see the slightest problem in any of this.

Running the figures you gave through a BMI calculator gives a BMI of 24.5 (at your heavy "now") which is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-28-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,187
Posted By flapjack
Yup. The snap with River- and with Rowan- was...

Yup. The snap with River- and with Rowan- was very weird. Even stranger with Skye, because I felt the pop twice. WTF?

I'm kind of assuming that as we have no updates at ALL that contractions...
Forum: December 2009   01-27-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By flapjack
Sam will sleep in the buggy if it's moving, or...

Sam will sleep in the buggy if it's moving, or in the wrap. If he's down, any noise or disturbance will get him up, which means that on days when all the kids are around, we have a very cranky small...
Forum: December 2009   01-27-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By flapjack
To quote Grease, "Don't sweat it, honey, have...

To quote Grease, "Don't sweat it, honey, have one of mine."

We're done. We were done before I got pregnant with Samson, stayed pregnant anyhow, and now we're done and DH is going for the snip...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,187
Posted By flapjack
Congratulations Lauren! I'm pretty sure...

Congratulations Lauren!

I'm pretty sure Dea's post means ROM... I'm crossing my fingers for her that she gets her VBAC.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-27-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By flapjack
You can also search it, see who has it in their...

You can also search it, see who has it in their stash- particularly those marked FSOT- and send them an impertinent PM.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-27-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,513
Posted By flapjack
My ds4 (now 5 weeks old) had a mild dystocia...

My ds4 (now 5 weeks old) had a mild dystocia despite me being on all fours- or in my case, possibly because of it. We resolved it by me standing up (onto left foot, then right foot) kneeling down...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-27-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,552
Posted By flapjack
FWIW, my first thoughts when I saw what you'd...

FWIW, my first thoughts when I saw what you'd written about the money was "awww, bless." That's not a sophisticated young man's FB page, that's someone who is trying to look cool and erm, maybe not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-27-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By flapjack
IMO, I'd get concerned. I'd push fluids and...

IMO, I'd get concerned. I'd push fluids and offer him the foods you know are likely to make him "go" and if that doesn't work within the next day or two then I'd consider movicol.

The reason I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,187
Posted By flapjack
SL, I hope this is it for you...

SL, I hope this is it for you http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif: Sam's getting lonely out here.

Lauren, you know the only reason I said the 31st is because that's...
Forum: Parenting   01-27-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,537
Posted By flapjack
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif AM.
Forum: December 2009   01-26-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 865
Posted By flapjack
Oh hell, I've got them ready to post to you and...

Oh hell, I've got them ready to post to you and then I got snowed in. I'm off to the post office in the morning.

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif: Sorry.
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,537
Posted By flapjack
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,365
Posted By flapjack
Erm, my son still fits in his bucket by weight...

Erm, my son still fits in his bucket by weight and height and he's 2 on Sunday. Not starved either. (It's a maxi-cosi, the weight limit is 13kg.) I wouldn't use that as your yardstick for FTT, or...
Forum: December 2009   01-25-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 865
Posted By flapjack
I'm having the same dilemma, Mary. Lying down is...

I'm having the same dilemma, Mary. Lying down is winning so far.

Names:Helen and Samson
Age:5 weeks tomorrow
Milestones: Smiling and making indefinable noises- more or less a coo. He's lost...
Forum: December 2009   01-25-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By flapjack
My gut instinct was to say thrush. Be careful...

My gut instinct was to say thrush. Be careful with a long course of anti-fungals, as one of them (fluconazole, I think) can cause a temporary decrease in milk supply.
If it comes to it, it is...
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