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Forum: Parenting   07-12-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Amber Lion
I read someone posted to see an OT, but are...

I read someone posted to see an OT, but are there any DIY treatment/coping ideas?
 
I've just started to wonder about myself because Dh is getting exasperated with my inability to tolerate...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-25-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Amber Lion
I feel like I'm constantly on the brink of an...

I feel like I'm constantly on the brink of an emotional & physical breakdown. 
 
Watched a movie last night which had Maggie Gyllenhal portraying an extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-06-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Amber Lion
Our limit setting started with my ending the...

Our limit setting started with my ending the nursing session early.  She still got to nurse whenever she wanted, but I let her nurse until I was feeling "done" and then told her that we'd be all...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-05-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Amber Lion
DD was BFed on demand until she turned 2 a few...

DD was BFed on demand until she turned 2 a few months ago & then, for my sanity, I started setting some limits.  She was still nursing 12-20 times in a day somedays & I couldn't handle it! 
 
We...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-05-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By Amber Lion
Thanks again, everyone!   A) Keeping food...

Thanks again, everyone!
 
A) Keeping food out for her results in said food being thrown all over the house.  Okay, check, moving on to another idea....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-05-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Amber Lion
My Mom takes DD to a Babies/Wobblers in the...

My Mom takes DD to a Babies/Wobblers in the library activity that involves singing songs & some storytime stuff and it's geared to the younger kids.  This is once a week & it's free & just drop in,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-28-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Amber Lion
I think the biggest thing is to remain...

I think the biggest thing is to remain consistent.  You have to make the decision to nightwean and mean it, b/c if it's too hard on night 3 and you give up then you're right back where you started. ...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-28-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Amber Lion
You story sounds very familiar, Mama!  I...

You story sounds very familiar, Mama!  I couldn't fall asleep while nursing either, I had to just lay there and grit my teeth until I thought my DD was asleep enough to pop her off - and she woke up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-28-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Amber Lion
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/notes.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/notes.gif
 
 
What drives me crazy is that she will repeat herself over and over and over and over until I am done doing whatever had to happen before I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By Amber Lion
My Dh gave her a stick of butter this morning...

My Dh gave her a stick of butter this morning actually b/c he was so sick of hearing her ask for butter.  She ate half of it!  I couldn't believe it.  Last night she also ate probably 4 tablespoons...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By Amber Lion
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By Amber Lion
Some background:  my DD was average at birth,...

Some background:  my DD was average at birth, shot up to really chuncky during early infancy, but slimmed way down once she started walking around 10 months.  She had trippled her birth weight by...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-06-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Amber Lion
Thank you all SO VERY MUCH!  Wow, I feel so much...

Thank you all SO VERY MUCH!  Wow, I feel so much better.  I think I was taking on a lot of angst/guilt that it was something I had done wrong to produce such a long & dramatic tantrum, or like one...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Amber Lion
My daughter just exhausted herself enough to...

My daughter just exhausted herself enough to pass out & is now sleeping with a frown & furrowed brow.  She spent the previous 45 minutes throwing a raging, screaming, thrashing tantrum.  This is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-01-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,001
Posted By Amber Lion
My DD wakes up screaming frequently - we call...

My DD wakes up screaming frequently - we call them the midnight tantrums, but they also happen after naps.  She's completely unreasonable (want Mama!  NOooooo want Mama, go away!  Want Mama!...
Forum: Family Planning   12-31-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By Amber Lion
Thank you for all the awesome replies!!   I...

Thank you for all the awesome replies!!
 
I am feeling much better about this age gap now.  I just started nursing school & DD will be almost 5 when I graduate, so that is our timeframe for TTC #2...
Forum: Family Planning   12-19-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By Amber Lion
Interesting for sure!  I've thought about the...

Interesting for sure!  I've thought about the (hopefully) minimal jealousy aspect, the fact that DD will be weaned & (again, hopefully) in her own bed/room, much more self sufficient, etc.  It seems...
Forum: Family Planning   12-18-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By Amber Lion
I'm hoping those with large age gaps like this...

I'm hoping those with large age gaps like this can weigh in on the awesomeness of it and the less good parts.  Realistically this is what our family is looking at for #2 and I'd like to get some...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-11-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By Amber Lion
My DD does this sometimes. It started when she...

My DD does this sometimes. It started when she was going naked more and more often for the PLing process, I think b/c now that there wasn't a diaper blocking her she had a new body part to explore....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By Amber Lion
My DD and I were at our local duck pond when she...

My DD and I were at our local duck pond when she struck up this conversation:

DD: Mama? Yucky poop in pants.
Me: Yes, it would be yucky to poop in your pants.
DD: Poop in potty!
Me: Yeah, poop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Amber Lion
I've been thinking about this all morning and...

I've been thinking about this all morning and for us the biggest step towards PLing was breaking the association between elimination and pants. Try to get him to poop ANYWHERE but in his pants;...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Amber Lion
The weather is changing and I'm at a loss for...

The weather is changing and I'm at a loss for what to do when we can't just roam around all day outside. My DD is almost two and happiest being very active: running, jumping, climbing, etc. We have...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-03-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Amber Lion
Can I say one big DITTO?! Could have written...

Can I say one big DITTO?! Could have written your post exactly (even down to the recurring thrush)! I guess we've just finally reached the age where everyone's response is "well, just wean her...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-03-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Amber Lion
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs Carrie! Would you be suprised to know I've had this from the very beginning on and off? I don't know what exactly causes a nursing...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-18-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Amber Lion
For 17.5 months my DD woke every 45 min -1.5 hrs...

For 17.5 months my DD woke every 45 min -1.5 hrs all night long. Or worse, she wanted to nurse continuously. My body ached from lying in only one position all night. I hated nursing my DD,...
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