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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 739
Posted By butterfly_mommy
No a big class of water right before bed. I know...

No a big class of water right before bed. I know it seems totally counter intuitive. I can not seem to find the page I read it on but if I do I will post it.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-16-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 739
Posted By butterfly_mommy
My son is 55 lbs and 47" and a deep sleep and...

My son is 55 lbs and 47" and a deep sleep and night wetter. He mostly leaks when in disposable night time pants. I ended up getting him 3 super undies reusable pull ups and I use a prefold inside...
Forum: Family Safety   04-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By butterfly_mommy
Someone told me some great advice once. She said...

Someone told me some great advice once. She said "Just because someone is related t you doesn't mean you have to be friends with them. You can develop your own family" This was very freeing for me....
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By butterfly_mommy
DS was just under 4 when he had his first sleep...

DS was just under 4 when he had his first sleep over at my sisters house with my two nieces who were 11 and 15 at the time. He loved it. He has spent a few nights there and a few nights at my mom's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By butterfly_mommy
My just turned 5 year old loves Lego. He started...

My just turned 5 year old loves Lego. He started off at 4 getting a bin of random stuff and then I got him some sets and Christmas and his birthday and then I sit and build with him following the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By butterfly_mommy
My daughter is almost 9 mons and the longest I...

My daughter is almost 9 mons and the longest I have left her was last week on Valentines day for 3hours. DH and I had a parent teacher interview at my sons school and then we went for dinner at a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By butterfly_mommy
Have you seen Echoage.com? My Friend has used...

Have you seen Echoage.com? My Friend has used this two years in a row and it is great. The child picks a charity and a gift and then half the money goes to the charity and half goes towards the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-27-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By butterfly_mommy
I remember a few years ago seeing a mama online...

I remember a few years ago seeing a mama online that made dollies that had real hair, they were for babies and kids who love to play with hair when they are falling asleep. My 7mon old likes to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-13-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By butterfly_mommy
My son was 97th percentile in weight and 85th in...

My son was 97th percentile in weight and 85th in length at birth and stayed there or above since. He outgrew the stretchy wrap at 10 wks weighing in at 16 lbs. He was 25 lbs at 6 months and 30 lbs...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-26-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By butterfly_mommy
One time I was camping with my parents and my DS...

One time I was camping with my parents and my DS who was 7.5 months old at the time and only about 3 wks into BLW was sitting in his chair eating a peach when he started gagging. My mother flew...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-26-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By butterfly_mommy
Agree with above posted.   Even my 4.75 year...

Agree with above posted.
 
Even my 4.75 year old needs help to settle down again occasionally in the night. Last night my DH was woken up at 3 am to a little boy poking him in the arm asking him...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-26-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By butterfly_mommy
This wouldn't bother me at all and I wouldn't be...

This wouldn't bother me at all and I wouldn't be making a separate trip for another measurement unless there were other concerns, like baby is not eating, stooling or voiding, etc.
 
Also it could...
Forum: Lactivism   10-04-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By butterfly_mommy
Actually on the news last week they were talking...

Actually on the news last week they were talking about how now the new recommendations is to start baby on meats first not cereal after 6 months. I agree with others to just say "yep gave baby some...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-19-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By butterfly_mommy
Your post brought tears to my eyes both for your...

Your post brought tears to my eyes both for your heartbroken babe and also for his desperate loving parents. Parenting is the HARDEST job in the world! You have so much more at stake and invested,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,149
Posted By butterfly_mommy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nilatti http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-25-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 7,939
Posted By butterfly_mommy
39 mons with DS and 2.5 mons so far with DD so...

39 mons with DS and 2.5 mons so far with DD so 41.5 and counting :)
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-21-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,399
Posted By butterfly_mommy
My all time fav carrier is my woven wraps! they...

My all time fav carrier is my woven wraps! they are supper supportive and I could still carry my 50 lb 4.5 year old on my back if I had too with my wraps. I also have a ring sling made from a woven...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-02-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By butterfly_mommy
I put my brown Moby in a big mesh bag and toss...

I put my brown Moby in a big mesh bag and toss it in the washer on cold and then into the dryer. I have only washed it once and it hasn't faded. I think vinegar is supposed to help stuff from...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By butterfly_mommy
With DS I didn't want a stroller but my mom...

With DS I didn't want a stroller but my mom wanted one because she has arthritis in her back and couldn't wear DS and he was huge. He didn't end up going in the stroller till he was about 4 mons...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By butterfly_mommy
My DS didn't roll over till he was about 7...

My DS didn't roll over till he was about 7 months. MY DD2 who is only 5 weeks rolled over from her tummy to her back last night 2 times and is almost rolling from her back to her tummy. They will do...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-19-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,149
Posted By butterfly_mommy
Thanks everyone :)

Thanks everyone :)
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-18-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,149
Posted By butterfly_mommy
So my DD2 is 11 days old and from day 5 has been...

So my DD2 is 11 days old and from day 5 has been sleeping 4-5 hour stretches at night. She will cluster feed in the evening, nursing long stretches alternating breasts on and off from 10-12 at night...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By butterfly_mommy
I am also a larger mama and DH is a larger Dada....

I am also a larger mama and DH is a larger Dada. I am 5' 5" and about 225 and large chested. I love my woven wraps, there is a much bigger learning curve but they are super versatile. I have carried...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-16-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By butterfly_mommy
On the invites say 2 hours but in your own head...

On the invites say 2 hours but in your own head plan for 3 as you will have some stragglers. This is what we did this year with DS birthday and it helped me to stay relaxed.
 
As far as a loot bag...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By butterfly_mommy
My DS was a happy spitter too. I also had...

My DS was a happy spitter too. I also had overactive let down and oversupply and he would gag and choke while nursing, especially when first going on the breast. He would spit up a ton and often...
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