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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By cww
We used the peapod tent for our older daughter....

We used the peapod tent for our older daughter. She is tall but slept in it until she turned 3. It was also great for travel.


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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-16-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By cww
Thanks for the replies, Miranda and whatsnextmom....

Thanks for the replies, Miranda and whatsnextmom.

Miranda, thanks for your long and thoughtful response. I don't know how you guys manage such long commutes to school! :) If I had to take my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-16-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By cww
katelove and lauren, thanks for the further...

katelove and lauren, thanks for the further replies. I have seen an acupuncturist a few times, so maybe I will try that. Ideally I think what would help most is getting more sleep, but between each...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-13-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By cww
tell me about your positive/negative experiences with G&T testing & school programs?

Our DD will turn 4 in January, and we live in New York City, where we only have a 50% chance of getting into our zoned elementary school (because the city has not built enough schools to serve our...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By cww
mnj77 and lauren, thanks for the responses. Our...

mnj77 and lauren, thanks for the responses. Our older DD was up all night throwing up, so we can add that one to the list as well. It just never seems to stop! She seems fine this morning, at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-10-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By cww
endless illness when child begins preschool

Our almost 4yr old DD just started preschool full time in August. (Last year she was three mornings a week in a very small preschool of 6-12 kids, but now she is every day at a preschool of 30-35...
Forum: Babywearing   09-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By cww
Thanks, katelove, for the response. She is...

Thanks, katelove, for the response. She is already over 10 kg at 6 months, so she is pretty big (she's already wearing 18 month clothing). I'm otherwise really happy with the Moby - while I used...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-10-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By cww
I just wanted to come back and post an update. I...

I just wanted to come back and post an update. I was very happy with Barbara, and I was lucky to be able to birth in the birth center (I didn't get risked out, and it wasn't full when I went into...
Forum: Babywearing   09-10-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By cww
proper leg positioning in Moby wrap

With my older DD, we never used the Mobywrap much - the sling and the Ergobaby worked better for her. But with our younger DD, who is now 6 mos, the Mobywrap is practically all we use. But I'm...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-21-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By cww
pokeyAC, thanks for the response!  I've been...

pokeyAC, thanks for the response!  I've been doing both acupuncture and seeing a chiropractor regularly (because of problems with hip pain throughout), but it didn't seem to help with this.  I did...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By cww
Thanks for your replies, MeepyCat and...

Thanks for your replies, MeepyCat and blessedwithboys.  The two parasites are giardia lamblia (protozoa) and entamoeba histolytica (amoeba).  There are a list of specific antibiotic agents that have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By cww
Our DD just turned 3, and in the last year we...

Our DD just turned 3, and in the last year we have all had two different intestinal parasites, multiple times.  I'm pregnant, with my due date at the end of next week, and I have had to be treated...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-18-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By cww
I've had some round ligament pain throughout...

I've had some round ligament pain throughout this pregnancy, which has typically come on intermittently while walking but would go away when I rested.  But yesterday it came on pretty strongly when...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-15-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By cww
Thanks, newlypregnant.  Yes, these "one size...

Thanks, newlypregnant.  Yes, these "one size fits all" policies really drive me nuts.  This particular birth center is really the only game in town if you don't want either a home or hospital birth,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-13-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By cww
Thanks for your encouragement, Ola_ and...

Thanks for your encouragement, Ola_ and lucylucy.  It always helps me to feel better to hear from other supportive moms, especially when I feel caught in some part of this larger health system which...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-13-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By cww
I'm starting to get a little bit worried about...

I'm starting to get a little bit worried about weight gain (not because I actually think there is any real issue, but because the birth center kicks you out if you gain over 40 lbs).  
 
I am 6'2"...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By cww
Thanks for the responses, sassyfirechick,...

Thanks for the responses, sassyfirechick, laurela and Rachet - sorry for not responding sooner - I'm supposed to get notifications when someone replies, but that seems not to be working, so I didn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-25-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By cww
So I was always very vigilant about trying to...

So I was always very vigilant about trying to offer my daughter (now almost 3 years old) only movies or TV programs that I felt minimized racism, sexism, violence, meanness, and glorification of...
Forum: Learning at School   11-25-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By cww
I thought I would update again.  Shortly after...

I thought I would update again.  Shortly after these problems, our DD seemed to suddenly get over them and to be very happy going to school.  I don't really think we changed anything, so it is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-25-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By cww
I just thought I'd update briefly.  Thanks again...

I just thought I'd update briefly.  Thanks again to everyone for all their responses!  I found it really helpful to read all of these different experiences.  
 
I'm around 26 weeks now, and my DD...
Forum: Learning at School   10-01-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By cww
Thanks for the reply, dalia.  We precisely...

Thanks for the reply, dalia.  We precisely started now instead of in the spring because we have a baby due in Feb, and I thought that her adjusting to the new baby and preschool at the same time...
Forum: Learning at School   10-01-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By cww
My DD will be 3 years old in about 3 months, and...

My DD will be 3 years old in about 3 months, and she just started a preschool this fall, for just two mornings a week.  Before this preschool experience she has always been pretty good with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-17-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By cww
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-16-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By cww
Sorry for taking a while to update - I've been...

Sorry for taking a while to update - I've been writing various different responses back and forth in my head while trying to make up my mind about what to do...
 
I have ended up taking the drugs...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-01-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By cww
So I have just been diagnosed with giardia, and...

So I have just been diagnosed with giardia, and I am currently about 14 weeks pregnant (I've had it pretty much since day one of the preganancy but couldn't get to the specialist until this week)....
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