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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By MamaKickyPants
That sucks! As others have said, you need to...

That sucks! As others have said, you need to start saying a cheery 'no thanks, I'm fine!' whenever she pushes herself into your relationship with your son.
But even more - I don't think you have a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-19-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By MamaKickyPants
Thanks -  three months, eh? Ugh, well I guess I...

Thanks -  three months, eh? Ugh, well I guess I kinda knew that. My MW said that I will start to notice the effect of the iron in another week, so maybe that will help a bit. It doesn't help that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-16-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By MamaKickyPants
DD was born May 7th and I lost about betwn...

DD was born May 7th and I lost about betwn 1200-1500 ml of blood afterwards. It was managed well and I was asymptomatic, amazingly - I was upon my feet, albeit slowly and went to the washroom about...
Forum: Babywearing   05-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By MamaKickyPants
I havent buut know it's very possible. I'd put...

I havent buut know it's very possible. I'd put the little one in the moby first, then get the toddle on your back in the ergo. You should check out the tandem babywearing forum on theBabyWearer to...
Forum: May 2011   05-08-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By MamaKickyPants
Arrived may 7th at 12:03 pm. 8lbs 4 oz. We were...

Arrived may 7th at 12:03 pm. 8lbs 4 oz. We were trying for our 2nd homebirth but decided to transfer at 5 cm when tha water broke w mec in the fluid. Drive to hospital was AWFUL - contracting in the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-04-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By MamaKickyPants
I weaned off Dom after taking it for about a...

I weaned off Dom after taking it for about a year. I used the Newman protocol listed above and it worked fine. My son was about 15 months and was just starting to eat solids more consistently so I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-28-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By MamaKickyPants
There is a difference between gagging and...

There is a difference between gagging and choking. Babies gag all. the. time. They have a very strong gag reflex and it's totally normal, albeit scary from the parents perspective. True choking...
Forum: Babywearing   04-22-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,237
Posted By MamaKickyPants
We started out with no stroller and got one when...

We started out with no stroller and got one when DS was 4 mos. He ended up hating it for a while, but we've gotten lots of use out of it since he was about a year. No reason you can't wait to get a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-21-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,642
Posted By MamaKickyPants
My son was EXACTLY like this, except he did take...

My son was EXACTLY like this, except he did take a pacifier, not that it made much difference! He is now almost three and is a wonderful sleeper. We tried everything short of CIO to get him to sleep...
Forum: May 2011   04-17-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By MamaKickyPants
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by bluepetals http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1308356/placenta-plans#post_16389653)

Probably...
Forum: Babywearing   04-17-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By MamaKickyPants
I love a stretchy wrap for when they are little...

I love a stretchy wrap for when they are little (Moby wrap, for example) and then moving on to a soft-structured carrier like the Ergo or Beco once they are big enough IMO the SSCs are not great for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-16-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By MamaKickyPants
We LOVE our city mini to! We are getting ready...

We LOVE our city mini to! We are getting ready to use it for baby # 2. It actually does not recline totally flat. I think they say it has a 60% recline. I wouldn't put an infant in it without the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-12-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By MamaKickyPants
I had one with DS (first baby). It was done at...

I had one with DS (first baby). It was done at 37 wks by a very experienced midwife. No pain meds or muscle relaxants and it was successful. I would describe it as intensely uncomfortable, but it...
Forum: Babywearing   04-09-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,102
Posted By MamaKickyPants
Yep, TheBabyWearer's FSOT forum is the best...

Yep, TheBabyWearer's FSOT forum is the best place, especially for wraps. I was on this morning looking for something for the new baby and there are lots and lots of Didys and almost as many Giras -...
Forum: May 2011   04-07-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By MamaKickyPants
Thanks everyone! This is helpful. I'm going to...

Thanks everyone! This is helpful. I'm going to try to find 'Adventures in Tandem Nursing' and give it a read before this little one shows up.
Forum: Canada   04-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By MamaKickyPants
Riverdale midwives would probably be a good fit...

Riverdale midwives would probably be a good fit for low intervention twin birth. I know they have done the odd twin homebirth too. Although any midwife should respect your choices - they operate on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-06-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By MamaKickyPants
Mine was 129 a few weeks ago so they re-tested...

Mine was 129 a few weeks ago so they re-tested and it was back up to 150. even 129 is not that low, is my understanding. My MW recommended nettle tea - you could try that. Their threshold for...
Forum: May 2011   04-06-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By MamaKickyPants
So DS is still nursing twice a day, and I'm...

So DS is still nursing twice a day, and I'm planning to keep him to that schedule once the baby comes. I know that BFing a newborn is a whole different ball-game, but my memories of it with DS are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-31-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By MamaKickyPants
Thanks all - I've talked it over with my second...

Thanks all - I've talked it over with my second midwife and she had some good insight about the research (ie: it doesn't necessarily apply to the way midwives practice in Canada and that expectant...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-31-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By MamaKickyPants
The only sleep expert I trust Dr. James McKenna....

The only sleep expert I trust Dr. James McKenna. Hi is an actual expert (as opposed to people who write books based on their opinions and social conventions) who has done years of research on actual...
Forum: Babywearing   03-31-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Posted By MamaKickyPants
You can't compare a KinderPack (Kindercarry's...

You can't compare a KinderPack (Kindercarry's SSC) to an ergo through pictures. She makes a pre-schooler size and it has a MUCH wider base and a deeper seat for the child. Their legs are likely...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-28-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By MamaKickyPants
I'm having to make a decision on this at some...

I'm having to make a decision on this at some point soon - I am 35 wks and planning a homebirth w my 2nd. We did active mgmt w my son, and everything was fine, but I'm leaning toward passive this...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-26-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By MamaKickyPants
I don't know if you've already made your...

I don't know if you've already made your decision yet, but I wanted to chime in in favour of the baby jogger. We have a single City mini and we LOVE it. It is so easy to fold (we fold it every time...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-20-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,974
Posted By MamaKickyPants
To the OP - how much Dom are you taking? You can...

To the OP - how much Dom are you taking? You can take up to 160 mg/day if you need to. Sometimes doctors only prescribe 20-30 mg, and that's not enough for lots of ppl.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-20-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By MamaKickyPants
Well, I didn't take it for the duration of...

Well, I didn't take it for the duration of breastfeeding, but I did take it longterm. I understand that it can be used short term to kick-up supply and then weaned off. I took it from when DS was 5...
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