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Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-06-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By ILovePie
Yes, I've washed it, soake it in bleach, taken a...

Yes, I've washed it, soake it in bleach, taken a toothbrush to it...it has these little fish on it, and the mold is under those, and also under the suction cups!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-06-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By ILovePie
I have a plastic mat in our bathtub to keep the...

I have a plastic mat in our bathtub to keep the kiddos from slipping.  It is getting moldy, and I don't want to buy a new one because they are so stinky, and I hate disposable stuff.  Any ideas for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-30-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By ILovePie
My plan regarding the thrush is to see a former...

My plan regarding the thrush is to see a former IBCLC nurse practitioner at the pedi's office - we're out of state right now.  We're all going to need something systemic/oral, I think.  I've used...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-27-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By ILovePie
What is OPT?  I took him to a speech therapist...

What is OPT?  I took him to a speech therapist who specializes in feeding issues, and no one has said there's any weakness.  The ST sent me to the PT because DS's jaw and lower lip are tight.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-27-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By ILovePie
I'll lay out the challenges, and then what we've...

I'll lay out the challenges, and then what we've done...
 
DS2 had posterior TT and high palate.  3.5 weeks he had it clipped under general.  Not completely clipped, so we drove 4+ hours to re-do...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-26-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,309
Posted By ILovePie
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Quote:Originally Posted by ShwarmaQueen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-26-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,309
Posted By ILovePie
I found this thread while having a particularly...

I found this thread while having a particularly hard night.  I'm sitting here sobbing because I'm very strongly considering weaning my older son and moving to exclusively pumping for my younger...
Forum: October 2010   12-18-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By ILovePie
My heart breaks for Mistymama and her entire...

My heart breaks for Mistymama and her entire family.  I have been thinking about her a lot the past few days and just haven't known what to say.
 
I'm thinking of you, Mistymama. 
Forum: October 2010   12-02-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By ILovePie
DS1 didn't do tummy time.  He crawled by 7...

DS1 didn't do tummy time.  He crawled by 7 months and walked at 9 months.
 
DS2 has, since he was days old, pushed away from me in carriers (I cannot safely wear him in the moby anymore - he...
Forum: October 2010   11-27-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By ILovePie
  Ugh. I was SO sick!  I think I had it in for...


Ugh. I was SO sick!  I think I had it in for 2 or 3 months and I spotted the entire time, plus had cramping to the point of nausea (which wasn't even something normal during my periods).  The...
Forum: October 2010   11-26-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By ILovePie
I have gone back and forth on this.  We live in...

I have gone back and forth on this.  We live in Southern Indiana.  I get out very regularly without sunscreen, even in colder weather (I'm still running and going for walks).  DS1 is a bit difficult...
Forum: October 2010   11-25-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By ILovePie
I'm so annoyed - maybe even angry.  I went 18.5...

I'm so annoyed - maybe even angry.  I went 18.5 without a period with DS1.  Now I'm nursing BOTH my kiddos and I didn't even go 8 weeks????
 
So now I'm stuck trying to figure out what we're going...
Forum: October 2010   11-25-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By ILovePie
Anders is a puker!  He breaks suction a lot as...

Anders is a puker!  He breaks suction a lot as we're still working out tongue-tie, and I think I have a touch of OAL as well.
 
Right after he eats, he cries/fusses/grunts to be upright to burp. ...
Forum: October 2010   11-21-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By ILovePie
DS1 was my high-needs dude.  It was all I knew,...

DS1 was my high-needs dude.  It was all I knew, and I'm only realizing with DS2 how hard my first baby was! 
 
I wore him constantly.  The Ergo was great because I could force him to turn off...
Forum: October 2010   11-21-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,920
Posted By ILovePie
I second the breastmilk, but i just express some...

I second the breastmilk, but i just express some onto my finger and rub it across each eye.  Or you could express a bottle and use a dropper.
 
If I try to spray directly, I just make the baby...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-19-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By ILovePie
Found it!  It's from NIH....

Found it!  It's from NIH. (http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/magnesium/) 
 
I didn't take antihypertensives at all in my first pregnancy.  My second, I went in already on them and my doctors tried...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-18-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By ILovePie
Yeah - sorry to be kind of a downer, and I wrote...

Yeah - sorry to be kind of a downer, and I wrote that post really quickly!
 
There are a lot of suggested possibilities, including magnesium and LOADS of protein.
 
If you're not getting enough...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-18-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By ILovePie
As someone who was preeclamptic in pregnancy 1,...

As someone who was preeclamptic in pregnancy 1, on antihypertensives in pregnancy 2 (but never diagnosed preeclamptic), and has done a ton of research and talking to experts...
 
(I also have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-18-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By ILovePie
 Oh, the lack of routine is a huge issue.  I...


Oh, the lack of routine is a huge issue.  I was on restricted activity for almost 2 months of pregnancy, then we had visitors for a month.  I was really over having people in my house.  We were...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-17-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By ILovePie
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by MyFullHouse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1279860/moms-of-2-help#post_16052792)

To a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By ILovePie
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by nadia105 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1279860/moms-of-2-help#post_16053127)

Does your...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-17-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By ILovePie
It's not just with nursing.  Pretty much...

It's not just with nursing.  Pretty much everything he does aggravates me these days.  I find him irritating and I just want him to go away...
 
It's horrible!
 
I'm sure that it's exacerbated...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-16-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By ILovePie
When does the resentment of, irritation toward,...

When does the resentment of, irritation toward, and sometimes almost-violent rage toward your older child stop?
 
Everything DS1 (2.5) does irritates me.  I just told him to shut up.  I'm trapped...
Forum: October 2010   11-15-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By ILovePie
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Quote:Originally Posted by SouthernBette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: October 2010   11-13-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By ILovePie
So many hugs to you.  I have a lot of resentment...

So many hugs to you.  I have a lot of resentment toward a small segment of the natural birth advocacy folks - specifically the ones who go on and on about diets to prevent preeclampsia, and talking...
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