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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-13-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Nova0929
My husband and I co-sleep with our 10mo old son....

My husband and I co-sleep with our 10mo old son. He wakes up to nurse about 4 times between 7pm bedtime and around 9:30pm; sleeps solid till about 12:30am; I change dipes and nurse, then he sleeps...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-30-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Nova0929
My 7 mo old son only goes to sleep with me...

My 7 mo old son only goes to sleep with me nursing him to sleep. This happened with our 1st child, now 3yo, and I vowed to never, ever let that happen again! I desperately wanted to give new baby...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-30-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Nova0929
No, you're not being cruel! But here's what I...

No, you're not being cruel! But here's what I did in this situation: I took my baby for a walk in the Ergo and he would fall asleep in 15 minutes max, and I could ease him into bed. Some days he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Nova0929
My son has ALWAYS been super independent -- he...

My son has ALWAYS been super independent -- he wanders off in the park and never once looks back to see if we are following him. He runs away from me while hiking and will not stop when I call him....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-12-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By Nova0929
Thank you for your wise response!   Do you...

Thank you for your wise response!
 
Do you have experience with your toddlers not staying in bed? If I leave the room (if he's acting wild and crazy) he doesn't mind - he just jumps out of bed and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-12-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By Nova0929
My almost 3yo is soo hard to get to sleep at...

My almost 3yo is soo hard to get to sleep at night, but we're doing really well with a bedtime routine that we stick to every single night. Still, some nights (most nights) the last 30 mins before...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-08-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Nova0929
Yeah, it's hard .... we usually keep the door...

Yeah, it's hard .... we usually keep the door open and do yoga in the hallway till he comes out and *asks* to close the door! We thought, hm, maybe we're distracting him, and seeing us or knowing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Nova0929
 We are trying to get our 2 1/2 yo son to...


We are trying to get our 2 1/2 yo son to sleep at night
without our having to be in the bedroom with him. We used to
lay with him till he fell asleep, which was sweet and fine
with us. But now...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Nova0929
My son, 2 1/2, is SUPER DUPER active. When I was...

My son, 2 1/2, is SUPER DUPER active. When I was helping him to sleep (for his whole life before new baby was born) I actually had to physically hold him in bed or else he'd crawl out lickety split,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Nova0929
Thanks for this idea! I totally get it ... The...

Thanks for this idea! I totally get it ... The baby gate is an interesting idea. What has happened when I left the room is that my son climbs up on the dresser, jumps from dresser to bed to chair,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Nova0929
My 2 1/2 yo son had been having a r-e-a-l-l-y...

My 2 1/2 yo son had been having a r-e-a-l-l-y hard time getting to sleep since we stopped nursing in October. It took us about 3 months, but I was finally able to get him to bed around 8-8:30...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-31-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,400
Posted By Nova0929
I've heard about a Yahoo group called Booby...

I've heard about a Yahoo group called Booby Brigade which supports and encourages breastfeeding. I recently moved to Pasadena and am having a baby in a few weeks, and would love to join a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-18-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Nova0929
I didn't take the Gluclose test as my homebirth...

I didn't take the Gluclose test as my homebirth midwives felt confident that I was fine (no problem last pregnancy, health, eat well, etc). But I saw an OBGYN today who was insistent that I should...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-18-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,023
Posted By Nova0929
I just saw an advertisement for a do-it-at-home...

I just saw an advertisement for a do-it-at-home gender test that uses your urine. It was called IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test, but I'm sure there are others out there. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-18-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Nova0929
Have you found any compression stockings that...

Have you found any compression stockings that just work perfectly for you? I REALLY have to start wearing some compression stockings consistently, as my varicose veins are out of control! But I've...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-15-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Nova0929
I agree with the posters who have said that your...

I agree with the posters who have said that your daughter might surprise you! I nursed my son till 26 months and was planning to wean by 28 anyway, but my milk was drying up b/c of pregnancy so I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-14-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Nova0929
This is from a friend. She had been planning to...

This is from a friend. She had been planning to tandem nurse, but because her 1st baby was premature her OBGYN feels it's too big a risk to continue breastfeeding her 28 month old b/c the nipple...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-13-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Nova0929
Here is a question from my friend: My OBGYN...

Here is a question from my friend:

My OBGYN wants me to ween right away because I had PPROM (preterm premature rupture of membranes) with my last pregnancy at 34 wks. This was after multiple (5...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-13-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,498
Posted By Nova0929
I just read the book "The No Cry Sleep Solution...

I just read the book "The No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers." Awesome ideas in there, I definitely recommend it!!! We are solving the same problem you are having thru her methods.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-30-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Nova0929
Oops, what a long email I just posted! Quick...

Oops, what a long email I just posted! Quick follow-up: as for learning to go to sleep on his own: my husband suggested last night that instead of going directly to standing outside his door, we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-30-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,357
Posted By Nova0929
I will be another voice to say that you are...

I will be another voice to say that you are doing a wonderful job, mama, and imho -- and in the professional wisdom of our naturopath, homebirthing, natural parenting, holistic pediatrician --...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-29-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Nova0929
Ha ha, I logged on to post a similar question!...

Ha ha, I logged on to post a similar question! I'm in a very similar similar situation -- baby due in March as well, 27 month old son -- but here's how I've been handling things.
 
Late bedtime:...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-28-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Nova0929
We are having a homebirth, our second baby....

We are having a homebirth, our second baby. First was an easy, beautiful homebirth. I'm not expecting to have to transfer to a hospital! But just in case ... Wondering what to do. We have Anthem...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-28-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Nova0929
Ay yi yi yi, I have a t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e poison oak...

Ay yi yi yi, I have a t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e poison oak rash! And I'm 29 weeks pregnant. Somehow it's down in between my breasts, across my chest, my forehead, back and front of my neck ..... Starting to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-12-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Nova0929
I'm the OP -- a friend just told me that she'd...

I'm the OP -- a friend just told me that she'd heard that 7pm is a "magic sleeping hour," and if kids go beyond that they are often to wired to get to sleep. This might be true for my son -- around...
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