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Forum: Breastfeeding   02-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By pandd06
This has been the case with both of my boys. 10...

This has been the case with both of my boys. 10 months is huge for night-wakings with BFed babies, too. I found this study run-down comforting: http://kellymom.com/parenting/nighttime/sleepstudies/....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By pandd06
Awareness is hard! I think about all of the...

Awareness is hard! I think about all of the things I ate, did, bathed in, etc. before I knew better...and it isn't comforting. But, what can you do? Let the past go, embrace the changes you can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By pandd06
My 2.5 year old needs one nap midway through the...

My 2.5 year old needs one nap midway through the day and my 13 mo old still thrives with two naps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. He no longer falls asleep easily in a carrier, so that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-01-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,556
Posted By pandd06
First off, let me clarify that the...

First off, let me clarify that the unconditional/gentle parenting model is not a permissive model. Aha Parenting has a great article on this (http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/Discipline)....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By pandd06
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LLQ1011 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360663/newborn-cries-wakes-up-toddler#post_17076262)

I think...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-14-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By pandd06
We have a 1 week old newborn (DS2) and a...

We have a 1 week old newborn (DS2) and a 19-month old (DS1) and so far things are off to a good start with two-under-two, but we are a bit concerned about the NB waking up DS1 when he cries in the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-21-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By pandd06
I am so sorry you went through this. The OB that...

I am so sorry you went through this. The OB that delivered my son did and said some insensitive and un-aprroved things during his birth and I just couldn't bring myself to work on the complaint...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-20-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By pandd06
An RE would likely tell you that the most...

An RE would likely tell you that the most effective time to take progesterone, if needed, is before you even get a BFP--so right after ovulation. That is helpful to women dealing with IF already...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,649
Posted By pandd06
My dad mentioned to me that people think DS is a...

My dad mentioned to me that people think DS is a girl at the park sometimes because of his amber necklace and GN clothing. He was sharing an observation, not making a judgement (thank goodness). My...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By pandd06
We did BLW, so we've never cut food small (save...

We did BLW, so we've never cut food small (save for whole nuts and grapes). We give it more in stick shape so he can have some to grab and some to munch on. If he takes too big a bite, he spits it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-15-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
Posted By pandd06
We have used a sidecar since DS was born. He...

We have used a sidecar since DS was born. He slept in the sidecar for the first year. Now he sleeps between DH and I. When #2 arrives, we'll continue having DS between us and will put the NB in the...
Forum: Homebirth   04-23-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 596
Posted By pandd06
A natural childbirth classic is Childbirth...

A natural childbirth classic is Childbirth without Fear. It isn't as much about the name as you might think, but it does explain all of the things our bodies do that are simply brilliant to deliver...
Forum: Family Safety   04-22-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By pandd06
Can you repaint?  Keeping the paint in good...

Can you repaint?  Keeping the paint in good condition (intact) and not allowing baby to chew on windowsills, etc. is about all you can do.  If you sand, contain the dust, wear a lead-safe mask, wash...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By pandd06
9-12 months is the peak of night-waking, so it...

9-12 months is the peak of night-waking, so it may be that nothing is "wrong" it is just a phase in terms of development: teething, quelling separation anxiety a busy mind getting ready for more...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By pandd06
DC2 will be born this summer when DS is 19...

DC2 will be born this summer when DS is 19 months. I know I have lots of time still, but I want to have ideas in mind as to how to do naps with 2U2. Right now DS nurses or cuddles to sleep on his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-19-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,278
Posted By pandd06
I am a firm believer in learning through play...

I am a firm believer in learning through play and everyday life as all a child needs for the first several years in terms of "education". I am not a fan of classes that tell me firmly what to do or...
Forum: Homebirth   02-12-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,311
Posted By pandd06
I can relate to your story. At 55 hours into OB...

I can relate to your story. At 55 hours into OB labor,  I chose some interventions (inlucuding an epi) that I and my doulas felt were medically beneficial to avoid a c-section. It was tough to have...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-10-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By pandd06
For pee, I absorb it up with a CD. For poo, we...

For pee, I absorb it up with a CD. For poo, we use the diaper sprayer and then spray & wipe with a natural cleaner.
Forum: Homebirth   02-10-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By pandd06
I have never discussed faith with my midwives,...

I have never discussed faith with my midwives, but by reputation Peggy Franklin and Kim Pekin of Nova Natural Birth Center fit the bill.
Forum: Spirituality   02-09-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By pandd06
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Mom31 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Spirituality   02-09-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By pandd06
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Nazsmum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-08-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By pandd06
Do we have the same child? My angel-baby had...

Do we have the same child? My angel-baby had some periods like that recently. I think that one week it was tied to teething. Another week (last week), I just had this sense that he was about to...
Forum: Spirituality   02-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By pandd06
Small groups (home Bible studies) are an...

Small groups (home Bible studies) are an essential enviornment at our church, and as a staff member I have to be in one. Our current group will adjourn in the fall and I am contemplating if having...
Forum: Spirituality   02-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By pandd06
The Jesus Storybook Bible is beautiful...

The Jesus Storybook Bible is beautiful artistically and the phrasing appeals to both kids and adults. The phrasing is perfect for storytelling.  It is beautiful to look at and beautiful to read.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,977
Posted By pandd06
Thanks for the update. I am sorry that you are...

Thanks for the update. I am sorry that you are still in limbo (but glad there is still some hope). I don't think there is a right or wrong way to feel. It is ok to be hopefully one second and...
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