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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-30-2013, 06:53 AM
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Posted By ElaynesMom
Sometimes with a younger child the shoulder belt...

Sometimes with a younger child the shoulder belt can fit a bit better in a highback booster vs a backless booster, and although there are no standards for side impact protection, IMO it stands to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-28-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By ElaynesMom
I wouldn't put a 6 year old in a backless...

I wouldn't put a 6 year old in a backless booster for everyday use personally. If your son's head is above the top of the turbo booster's back you might need to move the headrest higher. If you do...
Forum: Family Planning   09-11-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,648
Posted By ElaynesMom
Joining this thread as my husband and I talked...

Joining this thread as my husband and I talked tonight and we are 90% on trying for a third starting feb/mar/apr 2014. We just bought our first house, and we need to do some more work on the house,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-22-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 204
Posted By ElaynesMom
We live about an hour from Canada's Wonderland...

We live about an hour from Canada's Wonderland and currently go once per summer, but my dd1 is just turning 6 this summer, and my dd2 is only 16 months. Over the past couple of years more and more...
Forum: Homebirth   03-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By ElaynesMom
I gave my midwife a thank you card with a...

I gave my midwife a thank you card with a picture of the baby, and a box of fancy chocolates from a local chocolate shop to share among everyone in the office during my last postpartum visit. It's...
Forum: Homebirth   10-25-2012, 05:15 PM
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Posted By ElaynesMom
Ok, just thought I would throw it out there as I...

Ok, just thought I would throw it out there as I don't really think of it as plastic so much as coated fabric. I was unclear if you meant plastic as in a vinyl shower curtain or drop sheet, or...
Forum: Homebirth   10-25-2012, 12:22 PM
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Posted By ElaynesMom
For my homebirth I covered my bed with one of...

For my homebirth I covered my bed with one of these mattress protectors from Ikea, they are made of PUL, like many diaper covers, and it was not slippery as the top has a terry cloth feel. It goes...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-14-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By ElaynesMom
Well, I'm Canadian, and the fudge recipe I use...

Well, I'm Canadian, and the fudge recipe I use does not include marshmallows or fluff, but my family seems to like it, and it's very easy to make. I mix it all up in a pot on the stove over...
Forum: Homebirth   08-25-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By ElaynesMom
I'm in Canada, so it seems as though it is...

I'm in Canada, so it seems as though it is different up here, but after my homebirth I had my dd2's hearing screened at my midwives office when she was I think 2 weeks old, at one of our regular...
Forum: Babywearing   08-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By ElaynesMom
With gauze I'd make it a little wider than a...

With gauze I'd make it a little wider than a regular woven wrap like didymos, it will likely feel a bit more cushy on your shoulders.
Forum: Babywearing   08-11-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By ElaynesMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by faithsstuff http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360148/new-baby-carrier-for-toddlers#post_17072996)

what...
Forum: Babywearing   08-11-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By ElaynesMom
I saw this recently on the fb page and was also...

I saw this recently on the fb page and was also excited. It will be nice to have a less expensive and more readily available toddler sized carrier for those who don't want to wait forever/spend a...
Forum: Babywearing   05-26-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By ElaynesMom
While I love my ergo, it doesn't always work the...

While I love my ergo, it doesn't always work the best with newborns. I haven't used either of these personally, but some other buckle carriers you might consider are the Beco Gemini or the Catbird...
Forum: Babywearing   05-25-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By ElaynesMom
I recently placed an order directly through...

I recently placed an order directly through girasol.de but when they checked their stock they were out of the one I had ordered. Their communication about being out of stock, when they would have...
Forum: February 2012   02-08-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,082
Posted By ElaynesMom
Congrats on all the new arrivals so far, hope...

Congrats on all the new arrivals so far, hope everyone is doing well!
 
 Baby Alena Eve was born at home  yesterday (feb. 7) at 12:04 am, 4 hours after my water broke on it's own. She was 21...
Forum: February 2012   01-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 7,082
Posted By ElaynesMom
Congrats to everyone who has welcomed their new...

Congrats to everyone who has welcomed their new additions thus far!
Forum: February 2012   01-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By ElaynesMom
Congratulations mama! Glad everything turned out...

Congratulations mama! Glad everything turned out well, and she has the most adorable squishy cheeks ever :)
Forum: February 2012   01-25-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By ElaynesMom
We're having our second girl and we've decided...

We're having our second girl and we've decided to name her Alena Eve (both family names on my dh's side). My first dd's name is Elayne Irene (Irene for my grandmother).
Forum: February 2012   01-06-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By ElaynesMom
This our second baby and is likely to be our...

This our second baby and is likely to be our last unless we have a surprise down the line or our life changes dramatically. Financially a third child would be a pretty big strain for us, and tbh,...
Forum: Babywearing   12-30-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By ElaynesMom
My didymos wrap did not shrink significantly in...

My didymos wrap did not shrink significantly in the dryer, and because it was actually slightly long, it still measured the correct size after drying. As long as you are getting an all cotton, or...
Forum: February 2012   09-28-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,148
Posted By ElaynesMom
Wow, I love seeing everyone's ultrasound pics!...

Wow, I love seeing everyone's ultrasound pics! It's so exciting that we're half way there http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Here is a pic of our baby girl from my anatomy scan...
Forum: February 2012   09-27-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,364
Posted By ElaynesMom
It's a GIRL! I had my private scan today and the...

It's a GIRL! I had my private scan today and the baby was very obviously a girl. I would have been happy either way, but I'm pleased to be having another girl, and my dd is excited to have a little...
Forum: February 2012   09-23-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,364
Posted By ElaynesMom
Congrats to everyone who has been able to find...

Congrats to everyone who has been able to find out! We had our ultrasound this morning and baby did not cooperate and had it's legs crossed the whole time so we still don't know what we're having....
Forum: February 2012   09-06-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,364
Posted By ElaynesMom
Congrats Adaline'sMama and atomicrocket on...

Congrats Adaline'sMama and atomicrocket on finding out about your baby boys!
Forum: February 2012   08-30-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By ElaynesMom
I'm pretty bummed that the hospital we're having...

I'm pretty bummed that the hospital we're having our scan at does not allow children at appointments. My dd is four and I know she'd love to actually see the baby moving around on the screen, but...
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