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Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By BostonianBaby
A week ago (Monday) I came down with a cold. By...

A week ago (Monday) I came down with a cold. By Thursday the congestion in my head was so bad I was dizzy and felt sicker than I have in years. I visited the walk-in clinic on Friday, where I was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-16-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,580
Posted By BostonianBaby
DS is a little over 2 and was diagnosed with ASD...

DS is a little over 2 and was diagnosed with ASD in November. He is cognitively advanced and his developmental ped and therapists predict he will be high-functioning, though he's still nonverbal....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 948
Posted By BostonianBaby
Ugh, I've been there! I tried every trick in the...

Ugh, I've been there! I tried every trick in the book and here's what worked:

(1) Probiotics. DS is also dairy-sensitive so be aware that most probiotics are grown on a dairy base (even though...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By BostonianBaby
I'm allergic to chlorine and always have a...

I'm allergic to chlorine and always have a reaction after swimming in pools. Obviously it's worse if I'm in there for a long time, if it's a public pool (tons of chlorine), etc. but I get...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By BostonianBaby
Me again - just wanted to follow up on some...

Me again - just wanted to follow up on some stuff. He's already off dairy, and has been for about 4 months. We had him RAST tested for allergies and everything came back negative, but I have every...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-11-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By BostonianBaby
Thanks for all your replies. DH and I talked...

Thanks for all your replies. DH and I talked about it and decided to look for a developmental ped to bring DS to. My gut keeps telling me he's just fine, but given some of his symptoms I'd like to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By BostonianBaby
DH took DS (18 months) to the chiro this...

DH took DS (18 months) to the chiro this morning. It's only his second appointment - we just started since he has ongoing ear issues (had infections with persistent fluid for 5+ months, etc.). So...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By BostonianBaby
OK, I'm going to give you a really detailed...

OK, I'm going to give you a really detailed reply here because I know I was a nervous wreck about this and I wanted all the info I could get. DS got ear tubes 2 months ago and they've changed our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,315
Posted By BostonianBaby
DS is 18 months and doesn't say much of...

DS is 18 months and doesn't say much of anything. He says "mama," and "issdiz" which I think means, "what's this?" He also makes car noises, and does the signs for "eat" and "more."

I'm not...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-09-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,354
Posted By BostonianBaby
Hi all - thanks for your responses! To address a...

Hi all - thanks for your responses! To address a few things that have come up:

Quote:
But that's the whole point of them making a clear distinction that "meeting is closed". At the meetings that...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-06-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,354
Posted By BostonianBaby
Wow, that's a lot of acronyms in that title! ...

Wow, that's a lot of acronyms in that title!

Anyway, I recently moved and attended my first local LLL meeting last night. At the end of the meeting when the leader opened it up to questions, one...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-06-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By BostonianBaby
Thanks mamas! In response to some of your...

Thanks mamas! In response to some of your questions/suggestions:

Unfortunately I can't nurse him during lunch because I only get a half-hour (if I'm lucky) and my DC provider is 15 minutes away....
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-01-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,175
Posted By BostonianBaby
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelBee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelBee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12920076)
I am looking for raw....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-31-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By BostonianBaby
DS just finished his second full week at daycare...

DS just finished his second full week at daycare (I went back to work FT), and he's doing great on all fronts except drinking. He just refuses to drink anything but breastmilk "from the tap." The...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-28-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By BostonianBaby
DS is 13 months and we just started this exact...

DS is 13 months and we just started this exact scenario. He's in daycare from 7:30-4:30 M-F and I can't pump at work consistently. Maybe 2 out of 5 days I'll have time to pump a couple of ounces...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-16-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By BostonianBaby
Hey mama, I don't want to discourage you,...

Hey mama,

I don't want to discourage you, but DH is a first-year vet student and from what I've seen it would be difficult to combine AP parenting with vet school. First, he's in class every day...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   12-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By BostonianBaby
We moved to St. Paul from MA in July and I...

We moved to St. Paul from MA in July and I thought the summer weather was heaven compared to the northeast. The temps didn't drop precipitously at night like they do in MA, and we had very few bugs...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-16-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By BostonianBaby
I'm not sure, I can't access it either...

I'm not sure, I can't access it either...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,982
Posted By BostonianBaby
DS's name is Jack, so we mainly call him...

DS's name is Jack, so we mainly call him Jackaroo, and I call him Jacker or Cracker Jack. Sometimes I call him Jack Attack. There's also an endless supply of nursery rhyme characters that pop up -...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By BostonianBaby
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12710683)
I would back WAY off on solids. Not spoon feed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By BostonianBaby
Quote: Originally Posted by Lydiah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lydiah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12711146)
i use them once in a blue moon when i need a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-23-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By BostonianBaby
I know it's different for everyone, but Mother's...

I know it's different for everyone, but Mother's Milk Tea (Traditional Medicinals) is like magic for increasing my supply. One cup of that stuff and I'm ready to pop.

Other things that have...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-23-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By BostonianBaby
Hi Amy! Nystatin made my DS throw up as...

Hi Amy!

Nystatin made my DS throw up as well, so I just stopped using it. The projectile vomiting was really disconcerting. I treated him with grapefruit seed extract (diluted solution swabbed...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-23-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,320
Posted By BostonianBaby
Hi mamas - sorry to post again but I'm back in...

Hi mamas - sorry to post again but I'm back in full-blown thrush-battling mode here.

DS has had pink chapped cheeks for a few weeks and I'm just now realizing that it's probably due to the thrush...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-22-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By BostonianBaby
Evil, stupid thrush. I had it from the time DS...

Evil, stupid thrush. I had it from the time DS was born until he was about 3 months (tried everything, fluconazole finally killed it). Then yesterday in the shower I was thinking, "wow, my nipples...
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