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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-13-2012, 09:52 PM
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Posted By forest~mama
I have no help but would like to see ideas too....

I have no help but would like to see ideas too. My mega night nurser is making mom super tired!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-24-2011, 11:33 AM
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Views: 618
Posted By forest~mama
So we co-sleep with our 3 month old baby and...

So we co-sleep with our 3 month old baby and she's been napping on our rather tall bed  too. My almost 70 year old mom (quite active) has been watching my baby and 5 year old while I'm working part...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By forest~mama
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lurk.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lurk.gif Similar to our situation with our daughter but no throwing just major upsets that can last a whole day once her mood is ruined.
Forum: Babywearing   05-21-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By forest~mama
The other nice think about the Wrapsody is that...

The other nice think about the Wrapsody is that it doesn't sag like a Moby with weight as some of you mentioned. It holds up much longer.
Forum: Babywearing   05-19-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By forest~mama
I would recommend a Wrapsody Balibreeze. They...

I would recommend a Wrapsody Balibreeze. They are lightweight gauze wraps and will work great for your newborn and up. I have several in my babywearing group's lending library and people love them.
Forum: March 2011   04-03-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 8,858
Posted By forest~mama
Neuro- do you have a babywearing group in your...

Neuro- do you have a babywearing group in your area? As a group leader, I have met with new moms before to help them with positioning. A leader in your area might do that. Also I agree that not...
Forum: Babywearing   03-30-2011, 04:26 PM
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Views: 18,780
Posted By forest~mama
These are great carriers- I would love one! ...

These are great carriers- I would love one!

To get dads more amped to wear their kiddos, make guy friendly patterns including some solid colors. Also on a one on one level, go for a little hike...
Forum: March 2011   03-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By forest~mama
Congrats mama! Enjoy your sweet baby.

Congrats mama! Enjoy your sweet baby.
Forum: March 2011   03-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,799
Posted By forest~mama
Good idea to post when we are " out". I'm out-...

Good idea to post when we are " out". I'm out- Finley Eliza born 3/14 at home into water at 41w. So glad to see the many graduates here. The rest of you will be joining us soon though I know it...
Forum: March 2011   03-29-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By forest~mama
Wow mama- great job. I'll bet non of his friends...

Wow mama- great job. I'll bet non of his friends will have a birth story like that!
Forum: March 2011   03-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By forest~mama
That's so great! Congrats mama!

That's so great! Congrats mama!
Forum: March 2011   03-26-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By forest~mama
So sweet- enjoy your baby!

So sweet- enjoy your baby!
Forum: March 2011   03-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 8,858
Posted By forest~mama
Good luck ladies!

Good luck ladies!
Forum: March 2011   03-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 928
Posted By forest~mama
Virginia - is baby doing growth spurt? Can't...

Virginia - is baby doing growth spurt? Can't remember how old she is. My baby started hers at 7 days and today (11d) she's almost back to regular with nursing. Even though I've been through this...
Forum: March 2011   03-25-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By forest~mama
Love the name-Scout is one of our favs for a...

Love the name-Scout is one of our favs for a girl. Sweet, sweet photo. Glad the birth went well- we share pots of water in our birth stories. We had to do this with both our kiddos, but were...
Forum: March 2011   03-23-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 928
Posted By forest~mama
It's going good here. Finley just went through...

It's going good here. Finley just went through her first growth spurt at 7d which seemed a bit early but I'm sure that's what's going on. She was nursing like every hour, then had a few hours of no...
Forum: March 2011   03-23-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By forest~mama
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: March 2011   03-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By forest~mama
Awww so sweet! Congrats!

Awww so sweet! Congrats!
Forum: March 2011   03-23-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
  Colic?
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Posted By forest~mama
My first baby had colic. Cutting out diary and...

My first baby had colic. Cutting out diary and chiro visits helped. With her you could just see that she was in pain, not just upset. None of the normal tricks would make her better. She cried a lot.
Forum: March 2011   03-20-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By forest~mama
We coslept with dd1 until she was just about 4....

We coslept with dd1 until she was just about 4. I don't plan to do it that long with this baby, but we're doing it now. I have a little positioning thing set up that is on her lower body and keeps...
Forum: March 2011   03-20-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By forest~mama
So wonderful! She is lovely! I had a similar OP...

So wonderful! She is lovely! I had a similar OP birth with my first. If you can make it through that at home, you can make it through anything! Good job mama!
Forum: March 2011   03-18-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 8,858
Posted By forest~mama
Hope you're feeling better Miss M! I so...

Hope you're feeling better Miss M!

I so hear all of you who are post due date. I think that week was the longest of my life.

We're doing great here with Finley. She nurses well, sleeps good,...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-17-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By forest~mama
There is really nothing like warm water and the...

There is really nothing like warm water and the weightlessness it provides during birth and labor. For both of my babies, it was such a calm entrance. For me it just calmed me and helped get through...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-17-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By forest~mama
The Birth of Finley Eliza   After nearly 4...

The Birth of Finley Eliza
 
After nearly 4 weeks or prodromal labor (losing mucus plug, cervical pressure, Braxton Hicks, ect.), I finally saw a tiny bit of blood in some lost mucus plug. This was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-16-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By forest~mama
We Co-Slept with dd1 until she was just 4 or so....

We Co-Slept with dd1 until she was just 4 or so. Then she transitioned to her own bed in our room. She just moved into her room as she turned 5. Had she had a room to move into (it was just...
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