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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-18-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By lastaats
You can def live off of that much as long as you...

You can def live off of that much as long as you live sensibly.
We live just outside of Alexandria (VA) in a nice little neighborhood, renting a 3 bedroom house w/ a full basement for $1950. I stay...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-18-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By lastaats
When my daughter was 6 wks old she was admitted...

When my daughter was 6 wks old she was admitted to the hospital for "failure to thrive" also. She went for almost a month w/out gaining any weight. We stayed in the hospital for a week while they...
Forum: Women's Health   10-26-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By lastaats
stik - yeah i had taken a couple pictures of it...

stik - yeah i had taken a couple pictures of it last week so i could prove to mama/daddy that it was actually worstening instead of getting better. ((i was actually hoping someone would tell me that...
Forum: Women's Health   10-25-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By lastaats
I'm kind of glad to hear others say that....i've...

I'm kind of glad to hear others say that....i've gotten so aggravated that i wanted to cry b/c of this. But then i think maybe i'm overreacting.
It's really upset me b/c they just keep blowing me...
Forum: Women's Health   10-25-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By lastaats
I babysit a 4 m/o little boy. And for the past...

I babysit a 4 m/o little boy. And for the past month and a half he's had an ever-growing case of ringworm on his butt. It started as just one spot on his cheek, then it has slowly grown bigger w/...
Forum: Women's Health   07-22-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By lastaats
My youngest dd just went through close to the...

My youngest dd just went through close to the same thing. She was close to 8 months old when she had the bad temp. My other two girls had been sick w/ colds and since Emma was snotty and had a sore...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-20-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By lastaats
My 3 y/o has been at least starting out in her...

My 3 y/o has been at least starting out in her own bed since she was almost 2...and we co-sleep most of the time w/ my 11 m/o. We have a queen bed pushed against the wall. When my middle girlie...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-20-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By lastaats
I believe around that time is when mine...

I believe around that time is when mine transitioned to 2 naps a day. She sleeps at least 10 hours a night, then usually takes 2 2hr naps during the day. We do have our off days but that's our norm.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-20-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By lastaats
I changed mine during the night as needed. My...

I changed mine during the night as needed. My girls always slept in the middle. I just slept on my side or back. DH and i both slept to where the baby had plenty of room. It's amazing how light of a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-20-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By lastaats
I put mine on a onesie, a cotton gown, socks,...

I put mine on a onesie, a cotton gown, socks, and their own blanket. She never seemed to get too hot or cold. I'd say start out w/ what you think is comfortable and if your babe needs more or less...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-20-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,958
Posted By lastaats
I lay my 11 m/o in bed by herself daily. That's...

I lay my 11 m/o in bed by herself daily. That's where she's used to and sleeps the best. Our bed is one of those ikea beds that's really close to the floor. I put a pillow on each side of her and a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-20-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By lastaats
My advice is to mae sure your dh doesn't have to...

My advice is to mae sure your dh doesn't have to travel 95 to work...rush hour is killer.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-18-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By lastaats
I use aspirin as an exfoliator andi swear by it....

I use aspirin as an exfoliator andi swear by it. You can get a bottle of cheapo aspirin tablets (not coated) at CVS for like $1. I usually use like 3 of them and add a little bit of water to make a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-18-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,775
Posted By lastaats
I have 3 girls...all are about 2 1/2 yrs apart. ...

I have 3 girls...all are about 2 1/2 yrs apart.
Having 3 kids is difficult at times since you only have 2 hands. And 3 can wear you out pretty good by the end of the day. But once my youngest gets...
Forum: Parenting   07-18-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 22,410
Posted By lastaats
I got pg w/ my first at 19, my 2nd at 22, and my...

I got pg w/ my first at 19, my 2nd at 22, and my 3rd at 24.
I was a single mom w/ my oldest and married my husband (and father to my other 2) when she was close to 2. My second pg was my only...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-18-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 73,636
Posted By lastaats
I used to have my navel pierced but took it out...

I used to have my navel pierced but took it out during my 3rd pregnancy since my belly button had become more of an outie than an innie and it just didn't sit right anymore. Other than that i just...
Forum: Women's Health   07-15-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By lastaats
Thanks mama. I'm off to do some more searching. ...

Thanks mama. I'm off to do some more searching.
Good luck w/ you and your dd also. : )
Forum: Women's Health   07-13-2007, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By lastaats
Ok, where to start... My youngest daughter is...

Ok, where to start...
My youngest daughter is 11 months old. I had a normal pregnancy, natural birth w/ a midwife, and began breastfeeding immediately. She was average weight, average everything....
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-13-2007, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,810
Views: 110,837
Posted By lastaats
Mine is my first and last name combined (Laura...

Mine is my first and last name combined (Laura Staats). I'm not that creative! Though most people think it's in reference to vampires (ie: Lestat).
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-13-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,261
Posted By lastaats
I'm in Alexandria, VA...well between Alexandria...

I'm in Alexandria, VA...well between Alexandria and Springfield. We've been living here for a few months...we've stayed w/ my in-laws in Centreville for a few months, and we've lived in Fairfax for...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-12-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By lastaats
Quote: Originally Posted by StacyL...

Quote:
Originally Posted by StacyL http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8621571)
I also highly recommend using Craigslist - that...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-12-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By lastaats
I moved up here about a year and a half ago from...

I moved up here about a year and a half ago from a small town...and wow, you're not kidding about the traffic jams!!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-12-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By lastaats
Hi, thought i would post my 2 cents. : ) We...

Hi, thought i would post my 2 cents. : )

We moved up here 1 1//2 years ago from southern IL. We're a family of 5 living on one average income. House hunting here is difficult since the cost is so...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-12-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By lastaats
Hi everyone. I've lurked here off and on over...

Hi everyone. I've lurked here off and on over the years when i've been looking for advice or answers to questions...so it's about time i've introduced myself.
I'm Laura, a sahm in the DC area. I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-12-2006, 01:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,160
Posted By lastaats
Hi. I'm usually just a lurker here (when i can...

Hi. I'm usually just a lurker here (when i can between trying to entertain my 3 girls!), but i saw this thread and figured i'd respond.

I just gave birth to my 3rd dd at the maternity center a...
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