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Forum: California, Nevada   10-10-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By poetgirl
Hi Mothering Mamas. I have just moved to...

Hi Mothering Mamas.
I have just moved to Redlands from Michigan. My husband got a job teaching for CSSB and I don't know anyone here! I am a professional poet, SAHM and I teach college online as...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-16-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By poetgirl
Hi, My DH and DS and I are moving to the San...

Hi,
My DH and DS and I are moving to the San Bernardino area in August from Michigan. I don't know the area at all (though I lived in San Francisco for 13 yrs) so we are trying to figure out where...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-17-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By poetgirl
Thanks so much, everyone. You have given some...

Thanks so much, everyone. You have given some very helpful suggestions. I know to others who don't have this problem, it seems like not so much of a problem and possibly annoying, but I feel very...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-04-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,683
Posted By poetgirl
Lucy, I think it is better with cosleeping,...

Lucy, I think it is better with cosleeping, thank goodness. He'll wake and start to cry but I'm right there and it's easier to get him back on track. Every once in a while he actually falls back...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-03-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By poetgirl
Thanks! I have been adding in avocados this...

Thanks! I have been adding in avocados this week. If I eat triple the amount I normally do, I seem to stay put. I will try the fatty fish. I usually pour a few tbsp. of olive oil over whatever I am...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,683
Posted By poetgirl
Thanks everyone. It's always interesting to come...

Thanks everyone. It's always interesting to come on to this forum and read about how everyone figures out sleep with their particular little one. It just shows what a huge range of sleep...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By poetgirl
I cannot seem to keep my weight up while BFing....

I cannot seem to keep my weight up while BFing. I have always been thin with a high metabolism but this is nuts. I am down to 97 pounds (around 5'4'') and I eat all day--carbs, full fat dairy,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-01-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,683
Posted By poetgirl
Thanks! I have been using the NCSS and I'm not...

Thanks! I have been using the NCSS and I'm not sure we.re getting anywhere. I am very consistent with the routine but it ends with me nursing him to sleep. I'm just at a loss for other ways to...
Forum: Infertility   12-09-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 22,247
Posted By poetgirl
Blue, huge healthy sticky vibes to your little...

Blue, huge healthy sticky vibes to your little bean. I am sorry it was such a difficult day. We will stay positive right with you. Big hugs.
Forum: Infertility   12-09-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 22,247
Posted By poetgirl
Thinking of you, Blue, and hoping the u/s went...

Thinking of you, Blue, and hoping the u/s went well.
Forum: Infertility   12-01-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 22,247
Posted By poetgirl
Hey sniffly pregnant people, use a Neti pot! Not...

Hey sniffly pregnant people, use a Neti pot! Not only did that help with the early preg. sniffles, it also kept me flu-free during the winter.
 
Happy doubling betas and early u/s this week and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,683
Posted By poetgirl
Great, thanks. I am going to order that book...

Great, thanks. I am going to order that book now. I was second-guessing myself so much on the whole thing, I was actually considering trying CIO this morning but once I temporarily decided that, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,683
Posted By poetgirl
Thanks everyone. "Happiest Baby on the Block"...

Thanks everyone. "Happiest Baby on the Block" was our go-to for the first 3 mths. The swaddle thing is really hard for him now. I was doing a one arm swaddle and then both arms out, but he always...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,683
Posted By poetgirl
Thanks, Aimee. I appreciate the support. The...

Thanks, Aimee. I appreciate the support. The thing with the swaddling is that DS started rolling over (with gusto) at 11 weeks and did it all night long. That was the beginning of our decline. Now...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,683
Posted By poetgirl
So I have a darling 6 mth son who is waking...

So I have a darling 6 mth son who is waking 5-10x/night (sometimes more) and only napping during the day while nursing. He nurses to sleep at night as well and only nursing and rocking will get him...
Forum: Infertility   11-23-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 22,247
Posted By poetgirl
Yay, yay and yay! GREAT day for this thread!...

Yay, yay and yay! GREAT day for this thread! Love it!
 
All Best Wishes, Maurine and Blue!
 
And Lesliesara, I didn;t know you were pregnant as well! Great beta #s! Hoping for a long-awaited...
Forum: Infertility   11-23-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 22,247
Posted By poetgirl
Blue and Maurine~thinking of you both SO much...

Blue and Maurine~thinking of you both SO much today,
 
and Blue, being cold can actually be a pregs symptom for some women. Hope so for you http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Infertility   11-22-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 22,247
Posted By poetgirl
Well, having had one unsuccessful IVF and one...

Well, having had one unsuccessful IVF and one successful one, I really do know how gut-wrenching this is. I wish I could say that such and such will make the wait easier to bear. Just do your best,...
Forum: Infertility   11-12-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 22,247
Posted By poetgirl
So many excellent cycles going on here!...

So many excellent cycles going on here! Congratulations on growing your families of embryos. May they grow, divide and implant!
 
Blue, After ER/ET, I ate Chinese food, did guided visualizations,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By poetgirl
Just wanted to thank everyone who responded. We...

Just wanted to thank everyone who responded. We had four wonderful flights. I am amazed it went so well. None of them were full and I got two seats and took the carseat on board for all of them. I...
Forum: Infertility   11-10-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 22,247
Posted By poetgirl
Just wanted to chirp in my positive vibes for...

Just wanted to chirp in my positive vibes for you all. I've been following along and sending you all awesome IVF juju.
 
Grow follies grow, Divide and Stick!
Forum: Infertility   11-01-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,491
Posted By poetgirl
Yes! Successful! The cramping was so bad for me,...

Yes! Successful! The cramping was so bad for me, I cried, threw up and called my doctor in the middle of the night. I took that 2ww as easy and mellow as possible and kept reassuring myself that it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-01-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By poetgirl
THANK YOU EVERYONE! I'm still nervous but this...

THANK YOU EVERYONE! I'm still nervous but this is all so helpful. I am so grateful!

If I can take the carseat on board, will the FA be able to help me strap it in?

Also, DS will tolerate...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-30-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By poetgirl
Can anyone give me some advice about how to fly...

Can anyone give me some advice about how to fly (alone) with a darling but incredibly squirmy and squawky little one? Anything from how to navigate smoothly through the airport to how to pack and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-27-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By poetgirl
Thank you, MrsGraffy, for sharing. Your response...

Thank you, MrsGraffy, for sharing. Your response provided some comfort for sure.

Anyone else have any experience with this?
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