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  • Posted 01/02/2014 03:15:30 EST

    Thanks for all the responses about bottles/food at daycare. After being on vacation for the holidays and exclusively BFing DS, he is now refusing to take any bottles. I am kicking myself for not givin more »

  • Posted 12/16/2013 12:44:39 EST

    DS is 7 months old, and we've been feeding him solids (purees) for about a month now. He goes to daycare from 8-5, and it seems like there just isn't enough time in the day for him to drink four 4oz b more »

  • Posted 11/05/2013 02:24:32 EST

    congrats, WPP! I love Quinn's name. Hope you're recovering well!

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  • Posted 09/26/2013 04:06:12 EDT

    I picked up Before I go to Sleep based on the recommendations in this post. Really enjoyed it!

    Now I'm reading Claire Messud's The Woman Upstairs, which is great so far.

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  • Posted 09/17/2013 01:40:18 EDT

    IPW, I had intense AF-type cramping for two days before DS was born. If I were you, I'd call the doctor today just to let them know what's going on. WPP, re: exhaustion/weepiness after giving birth, h more »

  • Posted 09/16/2013 02:47:40 EDT

    Siena, sorry to hear you had a rough night! Are you familiar with the book Wonder Weeks? It talks about various developmental changes that happen at various times throughout the first year or so. Anyw more »

  • Posted 09/12/2013 01:16:12 EDT

    Chiclet - Do you have a My Brest Friend pillow? That's what I use for nursing; it buckles around you so you don't have to hold the baby. If the mailman doesn't work out, you could try that! Siena - I more »

  • Posted 09/12/2013 12:06:19 EDT

    WPP, just wanted to add that DH and I would have loved to leave the hospital within a few hours of giving birth, but we had to stay for 24 hours. DS was born at 2 pm on a Wednesday and we sat around a more »

  • Posted 09/10/2013 11:49:34 EDT

    Chiclet - So glad you were happy with the visiting nurse! I hope things continue to improve. You and DS are both fighters! Siena - Aw, good luck with your practice run. I definitely hear you re: divid more »

  • Posted 09/06/2013 05:56:16 EDT

    Siena - we're not swaddling anymore, but for the first two months or so, we used the Summer Infant Swaddleme swaddles. I actually liked them better than the Miracle Blanket because the velcro made the more »

  • Posted 09/06/2013 12:02:31 EDT

    ALS - DS doesn't like taking bottles, either. We have had good luck with Tommee Tippee. Chiclet - I would definitely find a new LC. Maybe try contacting the Boston La Leche League for recs? Thanks for more »

  • Posted 09/05/2013 12:05:56 EDT

    I haven't posted much since DS was born, and now he's 17 weeks! This summer flew by so fast. Today is my second day back at work, and it's been rough so far. I have cried all the way to work both days more »

  • Posted 06/05/2013 01:25:04 EDT

    I recently used a doula and I would highly recommend hiring one, especially if you want to have an unmedicated birth. When I went into active labor, my husband called her and she came to our house, as more »

  • Forum Post: May 2013 pregnancy

    Posted 05/16/2013 12:30:15 EDT

    Congratulations on your new babies, amy-lynn, Chiclet, and med! My DS, Graham, was born last Wednesday (5/8) at 2 pm. He was 6 lbs, 8 oz. I also did Hypnobirthing, but my experience was vastly differe more »

  • Posted 04/29/2013 01:51:33 EDT

    Congrats, Trouble! Sending you sticky vibes. Thistle, glad you're feeling better. AFM, I'm due on Thursday! My last day of work is tomorrow, due to sciatica pain and the new addition of carpal tunnel. more »

  • Posted 04/24/2013 04:06:15 EDT

    WPP -- I'm using a doula, and so far it's been a great experience (although I haven't given birth yet). She's met with us twice, the first to discuss our birth plan and the second to do a techniques s more »

  • Posted 04/22/2013 12:29:00 EDT

    Congrats, memes! WPP, I hope your u/s went well last week. Thistle, congrats on your little boy! How exciting. Sorry to hear about your sciatic nerve pain -- I hear you on it being crippling. Thanks f more »

  • Posted 04/17/2013 01:36:34 EDT

    Anyone have any advice for easing sciatica pain? I'm 38 weeks tomorrow, and I developed horrible sciatica pain on Sunday. I'm going to mention it at my midwife appt tomorrow. I also have a massage sch more »

  • Forum Post: APRIL 2013 TTC

    Posted 04/10/2013 12:44:25 EDT

    I'm so sorry to hear that, MW. Thinking of you.

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  • Posted 04/10/2013 12:14:18 EDT

    Congrats on your baby girl, SAW! ALS, glad the baby's growth looks good! Chiclet, sorry to hear about DH's grandmother and all. It sounds like you have all the essentials. And once he's here, remember more »

  • Posted 04/04/2013 08:20:54 EDT

    SAW - I hope your c-section went well and you're enjoying your new little one! Med - glad all went well w/ the NST. Siena - welcome to the third tri! Do you have a name picked out yet? memes - My back more »

  • Forum Post: APRIL 2013 TTC

    Posted 04/03/2013 01:10:24 EDT

    Sorry to hear your news, tc. You definitely deserve a glass of wine tonight.

    Congratulations, MW! Sending you sticky vibes.

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  • Posted 03/22/2013 06:26:25 EDT

    Thanks for the support re: the job situation, everyone. I'm hopeful it'll all work out. I'm trying to use my Hypnobirthing visualization techniques to visualize the outcome I want. WPP -- I told my pa more »

  • Forum Post: March 2013 TTC

    Posted 03/22/2013 12:19:38 EDT

    Congrats IPW! Sending you sticky vibes.

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  • Posted 03/21/2013 12:17:14 EDT

    Congrats, Stef! Sorry to hear your recovery has been rough -- that can't be easy to deal with having a newborn and twins. Thinking of you! WPP, so glad you told your families! I recommend the book "Th more »