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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-14-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By BellaMay
I've been sleeping with our three kids...

I've been sleeping with our three kids (individually, in their beds when they are young), while my husband sleeps on his own in our big bed. This started with our oldest, who is eight. I also have a...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-09-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By BellaMay
I'm finally seriously considering my leap into...

I'm finally seriously considering my leap into midwifery training.
I find myself in NYS, however, with their strange WPA's and CM licensing laws.

My question: can I study at a MEAC school,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-23-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By BellaMay
One of the main reasons I haven't had a sitter...

One of the main reasons I haven't had a sitter over for our three little ones is the whole question of bedtime.

I have two older children who go to bed around 8pm, but my 16mo old stays up with...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-27-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By BellaMay
Hi all! Sorry in advance if this seems like...

Hi all!

Sorry in advance if this seems like a stupid question...
I am exclusively breastfeeding my four-month old, and am just ravenous always. Which really sucks because I'm trying to lose...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By BellaMay
Is it hot where you are? We're in the...

Is it hot where you are?

We're in the middle of a heat wave, and I so don't want anything heavy and "proteiny"

Just a thought.

Try eating something later in the evening, after it cools down...
Forum: October 2008   06-27-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By BellaMay
My first two were 18months apart, and I would...

My first two were 18months apart, and I would highly recommend setting up the second bedroom with a full sized or queen sized bed, so that there is refuge for ANYONE who'd like a bit of peace in the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-27-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By BellaMay
I had a period during my first month of...

I had a period during my first month of pregnancy with my first...
Forum: Diapering   04-27-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By BellaMay
I'm using the small sandies with my newborn now,...

I'm using the small sandies with my newborn now, and they stay below the cord just fine if snapped loosely on the top.

The fit of the smalls is just fine on my nine-pounder, so I'd think twice...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-27-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By BellaMay
I have an eighteen-month old who flips out...

I have an eighteen-month old who flips out whenever our new baby cries.

Granted, it's only been four days, but it has really impacted our days and nights (separate beds for the first time ever,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2005, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By BellaMay
When is it appropriate to begin teaching these...

When is it appropriate to begin teaching these manners to a young one?
Dh and I model this behavior all the time for our 16 month old, but I haven't started requesting these words from him yet.
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-26-2005, 04:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By BellaMay
One of the only places I've found for durable,...

One of the only places I've found for durable, basic stuff is The Children's Place, which I believe you can order from online, if you live in the states.

100% cotton, good sales...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-18-2004, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By BellaMay
We have a BOB jogging stroller, which doesn't...

We have a BOB jogging stroller, which doesn't even recline very much, but with the 5-point harness we used it with ds at two months old for walks and such. With all the bundling during the winter,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-29-2004, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By BellaMay
My guess is that it depends on the babe. I...

My guess is that it depends on the babe.

I just nightweaned my thirteen-month old ds, and it only took one night http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif .

I'm pregnant,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-18-2004, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By BellaMay
My 13 month old is very busy, and has just begun...

My 13 month old is very busy, and has just begun the maddening habit of smiling and repeating/continuing the act that I've just asked him to stop.

I know this is normal toddler behavior, but my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-01-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By BellaMay
Any input is welcome! I just wanted some...

Any input is welcome!

I just wanted some people to shed some light on the dark side of whatever I might just get myself into...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-01-2004, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By BellaMay
Call me a pessimist, I just like to plan ahead...

Call me a pessimist, I just like to plan ahead for any eventualities.

I guess I'd like to hear from some mamas who tried tandem nursing and were unhappy with their decision. I've read about the...
Forum: Homebirth   09-11-2004, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By BellaMay
My babe will be 18 months old when his little...

My babe will be 18 months old when his little brother/sister is born.

I'd like to have a homebirth, but am worried that he's too young to attend.

We don't have any family around to take care...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-27-2004, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By BellaMay
Thanks so much for all the positive thoughts. ...

Thanks so much for all the positive thoughts.

Everyday I feel a bit more at peace with this new little one, and the mamas here are a huge part of that growing confidence in myself.

Thanks...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2004, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By BellaMay
Thanks so much everyone, it is wonderful to know...

Thanks so much everyone, it is wonderful to know that I'm not horrible in feeling the way that I do.

It didn't help that my husband was (and is) really REALLY happy about the new babe. It felt so...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-23-2004, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By BellaMay
My first is ten months old, and I just found out...

My first is ten months old, and I just found out I'm pregnant again. We planned to have our children close together, and since I've had AF the past seven months I'm not surprised we're expecting....
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-23-2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By BellaMay
My first is ten months old, and I just found out...

My first is ten months old, and I just found out I'm pregnant again. We planned to have our children close together, and since I've had AF the past seven months I'm not surprised we're expecting....
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-11-2004, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By BellaMay
My nearly ten month old used to like his high...

My nearly ten month old used to like his high chair for meals.
Lately, however, he only wants to eat while standing next to me while I'm seated at the table.

Is this a bad habit to get into?...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-05-2004, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By BellaMay
Hi Lesleyluu, I know exactly what you're...

Hi Lesleyluu,

I know exactly what you're going through. Take care of yourself during this stressful time.

Read, read, read. At least this is something that helped me alot (although it probably...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-28-2004, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By BellaMay
This is becoming a real issue in our house. Or...

This is becoming a real issue in our house. Or maybe just for me...

Dh is pretty helpful with our babe, who is 9 months old.
However, he has never, ever put him to sleep., not even for a nap.
...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-21-2004, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By BellaMay
My nine-month-old babe never goes to bed for the...

My nine-month-old babe never goes to bed for the night before 9:30-10:00.

I've tried getting him to bed earlier, and while it sometimes results in a cat nap of sorts, he always wakes up and...
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