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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By tekcez
background:  DS will be 3 at the end of May....

background: 
DS will be 3 at the end of May.  Long history of sleep challenges.  Lately he has been having fewer disruptions in sleep.  He has been sleeping with DH for about 18 months, since DD...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-19-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,949
Posted By tekcez
0-1 My first was and is high needs, spirited,...

0-1 My first was and is high needs, spirited, etc. He took all of my expectations and shattered them into a million pieces. If it wasn't for me (mistakenly) thinking that I couldn't get pregnant...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-24-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By tekcez
Just want to let you know that you're not the...

Just want to let you know that you're not the only mama out there feeling this way. It's hard, too hard, to do mothering on your own. I was thinking the other day that I was finally starting to feel...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-01-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By tekcez
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skycheattraffic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By tekcez
What would you do?   Ds (just turned 2) is...

What would you do?  
Ds (just turned 2) is bored by super simple bedtime books, but seems to be getting upset with the content of more advanced books.  For example his grandpa got him this 3D...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-26-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By tekcez
Here's another nice link that I found while...

Here's another nice link that I found while researching confusional arousals. 
https://www.chw.org/display/PPF/DocID/41206/router.asp
 
BetsyPage, it says that toddlers who experience confusional...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-25-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By tekcez
I hope it helps! I spent a lot of time being...

I hope it helps! I spent a lot of time being frustrated and angry with ds because I thought he was just having tantrums at night. In a way he is, but he has even less control over it than a day time...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By tekcez
I second chocolate and suggest a bit of wine as...

I second chocolate and suggest a bit of wine as a pairing! I find myself wishing ds could be one of those "easy" kids often. It always makes me feel sooooo guilty because I feel like it overlooks...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-18-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,716
Posted By tekcez
Agree with philomom about not using "vagina" to...

Agree with philomom about not using "vagina" to refer to the vulva. My brother laughed at me for teaching ds that his sister has a vulva. Yes, she has a vagina, too, but that's not what he was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-11-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By tekcez
I've been searching for an answer to what is...

I've been searching for an answer to what is going on with ds at night. It took me a long time to find a name for it.  Everyone with whom I've spoken about it suggested that he is having night...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By tekcez
Yeah, I see a fair number of moms irl who don't...

Yeah, I see a fair number of moms irl who don't seem fazed, and maybe they aren't.  But I always feel better when I talk about the things I'm struggling with.  I am in a neighborhood mom's group,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By tekcez
Slp here. There is no reason not to get your son...

Slp here. There is no reason not to get your son evaluated. If you have a feeling that something may be amiss, and an evaluation is covered by your insurance, the least you will get out of it is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By tekcez
Thanks for the advice on the bedtime routine and...

Thanks for the advice on the bedtime routine and the support. I have tried a version of your technique. For us it's, "if you don't stop (pulling my hair, kicking me, rubbing your elbow in my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-18-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By tekcez
I work with kids in my profession (that thing I...

I work with kids in my profession (that thing I used to do everyday before 2 little ones that seems like a distant memory). I was thinking, what would I tell a parent if they were asking me what to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-18-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By tekcez
UGH.  Feeling so defeated right now.  Dh was out...

UGH.  Feeling so defeated right now.  Dh was out of town, so his parents took ds for a couple of nights so I didn't have to handle both of them alone during the night.  Ds still wakes like 5 times a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By tekcez
I think I may have made it sound like I was...

I think I may have made it sound like I was refusing to give him affection any time he was upset. I agree 100% that affection shouldn't be withheld from a child. What I meant is I've found myself...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By tekcez
I had been using bedtime as a time to hit the...

I had been using bedtime as a time to hit the reset button. But now ds has started to really resist bedtime, going nuts when I tell him we are all done reading books. I have been trying to get him...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-16-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By tekcez
Ds (20 months) and I have had some challenging...

Ds (20 months) and I have had some challenging days lately. He's been sick since late November, sleeping poorly, and trying to adjust to a new baby sister (almost 3 months). His language skills are...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-16-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,208
Posted By tekcez
I voted in the middle, but I'm closer to happy....

I voted in the middle, but I'm closer to happy. My moments of unhappiness come from having two very small children with whom I am alone most of the day. Getting out of the house with a 19 month old...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-29-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By tekcez
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skycheattraffic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-29-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By tekcez
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Asiago http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By tekcez
I did a search in the forums and found some...

I did a search in the forums and found some threads that were similar, but not exactly the same as ours, so I'm posting.  I know there is probably no great solution, but I'm just hoping maybe...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-16-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By tekcez
aikigypsy, I'm pretty sure the hormones had a...

aikigypsy, I'm pretty sure the hormones had a little something to do with it, but that story made me blubber.  How wonderful!  Thanks so much for sharing!
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-14-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By tekcez
Thanks, mamas. Yeah the supply is going downhill...

Thanks, mamas. Yeah the supply is going downhill faster than I thought. Ds still wants to nurse often, but he's not getting much. He's upped his solids and water intake. I have tried formula with...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By tekcez
32 oz?? I'm almost positive that he is not...

32 oz?? I'm almost positive that he is not getting 32 oz and hasn't been for a long while.  I've noticed that I'm already pumping less at work. I work 2 days per week and usually only get 10-12 oz...
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