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Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,729
Posted By PatchChild
The best part of baby wearing? As much as I love...

The best part of baby wearing? As much as I love the freedom of having both my hands free, the best part is being able to kiss the top of my baby's head all day long.
Forum: Women's Health   12-05-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 3,959
Posted By PatchChild
We're expecting a new little one and this would...

We're expecting a new little one and this would be a great resource
Forum: Site Help   11-10-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By PatchChild
I can't get to groups anymore on my iPad. The...

I can't get to groups anymore on my iPad. The drop down menu drops over the top add and when you try to click on groups, it takes you to the adds instead. Any hints? I miss my DDC
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By PatchChild
Hugs to you mama, the waiting to know is tough....

Hugs to you mama, the waiting to know is tough. In some ways, it's harder than once you have news.

My son was born with bilateral moderate hearing loss. Basically, his hearing starts at normal...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,765
Posted By PatchChild
DH has eyes that are mostly brow, mine are...

DH has eyes that are mostly brow, mine are everything but blue. They change from day to day so I have a hard time with the idea of eyes settling into a color. DS has gray eyes, very slate colored....
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By PatchChild
DS was swaddled at least that long. For a while,...

DS was swaddled at least that long. For a while, we used diaper pins to pin the cuffs of his sleeves to his Jammie's to keep his arms down, there was NO WAY he would sleep with his arms free and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By PatchChild
Love it around here as well. We don't sort sets,...

Love it around here as well. We don't sort sets, everything goes into one tub and DS sorts out what he wants. There are lots of interesting scenes with knights, firemen, and farmers all mixed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By PatchChild
Forward facing was the key for my son as well....

Forward facing was the key for my son as well.  I hated spinning his seat around at 1 year because he was such a little boy but I was suddenly a much safer driver.  I figure my very, very distracted...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-06-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,132
Posted By PatchChild
DS was another slow to sleep kid.  To be honest,...

DS was another slow to sleep kid.  To be honest, he just hated sleep, too much to do!
 
When people asked, I tended to reply something along the lines of "Nights are ok."  For people who were just...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-09-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By PatchChild
So first I was diagnosed with Lyme. Took my two...

So first I was diagnosed with Lyme. Took my two weeks of meds, then got my positive pregnancy test. And now, the Lyme symptoms are back. With the antibiotics I can't keep anything in for long. Food...
Forum: Site Help   05-08-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,597
Posted By PatchChild
Im also hoping for a January 2013 group. I don't...

Im also hoping for a January 2013 group. I don't think I'll be regular enough to be a leader though.

Someone out there must be willing to volunteer, right? Please!
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-27-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By PatchChild
If she sits with good balance and can roll, I...

If she sits with good balance and can roll, I wouldn't worry too much. What other milestones has she hit lately? Frequently, kids will develop one area, and then another. If she's been working on...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-22-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 51,241
Posted By PatchChild
Hmmm.  I think I'm landing in your waiting...

Hmmm.  I think I'm landing in your waiting group.  I had only one day of EWCM, had a great night with DH, and then the EWCM vanished entirely.  Normally I see it for about four days pretty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,270
Posted By PatchChild
Liked them. And I love Bella Luna.

Liked them. And I love Bella Luna.
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,221
Posted By PatchChild
My mei tai was the best investment ever. Happy...

My mei tai was the best investment ever. Happy baby, and it got me walking everywhere.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-20-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By PatchChild
Much clearer, what you're looking for. Here are...

Much clearer, what you're looking for. Here are a few ideas.

Forget riding in a stroller, fill the stroller with gear and have him help push. Muscle workout and you know right where he is.
...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By PatchChild
There are playground playspaces in all of the...

There are playground playspaces in all of the parks. I'd highly suggest fining time to play in them all.

Also, for a cool down space, there are baby care centers in each park that cater to more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-16-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By PatchChild
We layered pants with baby legs a lot.  Warmer...

We layered pants with baby legs a lot.  Warmer than just one layer and it didn't get in the way of diaper changes nearly as much.
Forum: Birth Stories   02-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By PatchChild
Lovely story. My DS was also a cs and I also...

Lovely story. My DS was also a cs and I also don't have regrets. Smetimes, the best laid plans don't go the way you expect. Healthy mama, healthy baby, that's the best plan of all.
Forum: November 2011   02-25-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,367
Posted By PatchChild
You know that nausea, the one that sub tally...

You know that nausea, the one that sub tally sneaks in and then goes away once you eat something? Every two hours? That one I had for three months last pregnancy? Hmmm....
Forum: November 2011   02-25-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,367
Posted By PatchChild
Can I join in the desperate waiting? I spent...

Can I join in the desperate waiting? I spent about five days, right after O, convinced that I was pregnant, freaking out, obsessing, that kind of thing. Then, finally convinced myself that I was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By PatchChild
We do tons of "projects" around here. This...

We do tons of "projects" around here.

This week involved stringing beads. Nothing fancy, just beads. Also, painting on bubble wrap and making prints. Huge hit! Tape the bubble wrap down, paint...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-22-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By PatchChild
Balloons were a big hit around here. The...

Balloons were a big hit around here.

The best, biggest hit with DS was one of the BIG Tonka yellow dump trucks. It carries around stuff indoors and out. DS is almost four and still uses it all...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-21-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,012
Posted By PatchChild
It's three weeks from O to my next period. Past...

It's three weeks from O to my next period. Past experience says that I won't show on a stick until my period is due. So unfortunately, three week wait. One week down, two to go.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-21-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,012
Posted By PatchChild
Looks like I'm in waiting to know. Oops. Didn't...

Looks like I'm in waiting to know. Oops. Didn't plan for that but accidents happen. Unfortunately, it's more like a three week wait for me since I O on day 10. Twiddling my thumb, imagining...
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