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  • Forum Post: Mirena

    Posted 06/12/2014 09:30:52 EDT

    I had my Mirena inserted at about 8 weeks PP with DS #2. I found the insertion really easy (especially since labor was so fresh in my mind!) I had the annoying spotting for about 2 months, but it wasn more »

  • Forum Post: Big Apple Circus

    Posted 03/19/2014 08:19:21 EDT

    We took DS#1 last year when he was 3.5. He enjoyed it, for sure, but he did get bored at times. He didn't like the clowns at all (there was a reccurring love story that was hard for him to follow and more »

  • Forum Post: December Preschoolers

    Posted 12/06/2013 04:26:54 EST

    On the jeans front, I wanted to suggest a style blog that I found on another moms message board: The writer has lots of recommendations for different types of jeans, at all price po more »

  • Forum Post: Baby carriers

    Posted 12/02/2013 01:27:35 EST

    I'm 4' 10" and I'll join the Moby chorus. I used that for both boys when they were newborns. It just takes a little practice to get the hang of it. (Also, I had a friend recommend putting it on before more »

  • Forum Post: October Infants & Toddlers

    Posted 10/24/2013 09:47:07 EDT

    IPW--just chiming in on the finger sucking. My DS#1 went through a big phase of finger sucking as he was potty training. (It drove me nuts because of the all the germ issues surrounding both activitie more »

  • Forum Post: August Infants and Toddlers

    Posted 08/29/2013 11:00:02 EDT

    Novem, I had DS #1 at 37 and DS #2 at 39. I was considered AMA for both. At my OB's practice that meant having my ERA and anatomy scan with a perinatalogist, along with weekly stress tests and u/s aft more »

  • Forum Post: OT - Recommendations for better eating (for the whole family)

    Posted 08/23/2013 02:43:57 EDT

    IPW, I would recommend the book, "Real Food--What to eat and Why", by Nina Planck. It's not a cookbook, but makes a compelling case for eating real, whole foods. She talks a lot about good combination more »

  • Forum Post: August TTC

    Posted 08/08/2013 10:37:36 EDT

    Cicirose, with DS #1 I EP'ed for a year. I got my first PP AF at about 9 months. At 10 months, I dropped one pump and had some wonky cycles--anywhere from 5 to 8 weeks. Once I stopped all pumping, AF more »

  • Forum Post: Children at church

    Posted 08/08/2013 10:27:34 EDT

    Thanks for all your suggestions. It sounds like we just need to take the plunge and start going. I guess I'll just need to pray extra hard that it all works out ok! :)

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  • Forum Post: Preschoolers - July Update

    Posted 08/08/2013 10:23:44 EDT

    My DS #1 was very reluctant to go number 2 while we were potty training. He really resisted sitting and being patient on the potty to go #2. Both his preschool teacher and I struggled to figure out so more »

  • Forum Post: Children at church

    Posted 07/24/2013 11:02:18 EDT

    I was curious to hear from those of you who attend church services regularly with your LOs. My whole family has moved to a new area of the country where it's become clear that DH, the boys and I need more »

  • Forum Post: Goodbye gift for daycare provider

    Posted 07/12/2013 07:34:52 EDT

    We know our child care teachers are huge DD drinkers, so we always get them a gift card to DD. online you can make personalized cards, so we try to use a cute picture of our kids and the teacher on th more »

  • Forum Post: July 2013 Pregnancy

    Posted 07/05/2013 12:06:21 EDT

    Siena, congratulations! Enjoy getting to know your baby girl!

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  • Forum Post: June 2013 pregnancy

    Posted 06/25/2013 11:04:06 EDT

    Thistle, it's a hard call because you don't necessarily know how you'll feel at that point in the pregnancy. I'm inclined to say that if you can find babysitting, then do it! You'll be super busy with more »

  • Forum Post: Period after pregnancy, birth control etc.

    Posted 05/22/2013 03:33:27 EDT

    For me, the worst part of the insertion was the lidocaine shot before the insertion. The insertion was much easier than I expected. Maybe it was because childbirth was so fresh in my mind--where DS ca more »

  • Forum Post: What do you put on a baby registry?

    Posted 05/20/2013 11:05:02 EDT

    My first suggestion would be to get the book "Baby Bargains". It really is a bible of sorts for all things baby. It does a good job of distinguishing needs from wants. As for what you NEED--that's pre more »

  • Forum Post: May 2013 pregnancy

    Posted 05/17/2013 05:04:52 EDT

    I think I may be one of the people that posted before that my BFing class was invaluable. I can't count how many times that I consulted my notes from that class with DS #1. Yes, a lot of BF for both y more »

  • Forum Post: Period after pregnancy, birth control etc.

    Posted 05/16/2013 11:37:44 EDT

    I EBFed (well, EPed, but he only got BM) with DS#1 and I got my first PP AF at 8.5 months. With DS#2, I had a Mirena inserted at 8 weeks. I EBFed until 12 months (and still am nursing 2x per day). I * more »

  • Forum Post: Vaccines?

    Posted 05/14/2013 03:05:29 EDT

    Our pediatrician is fairly old, and old school. When speaking to us about vaccines, he told us stories of seeing patients suffering with these horrible diseases while he was a resident. He said, "If y more »

  • Forum Post: Extended BFing (18 months +)

    Posted 03/20/2013 10:01:48 EDT

    I was just wanting to hear from some mamas who nursed past 18 months. DS#2 I will be 18 months this week and is still nursing strong both in the morning and before bed. There are occasional mornings t more »

  • Forum Post: March 2013 Pregnancy

    Posted 03/20/2013 09:23:06 EDT

    In response to siena09's comment:   Second time moms (or lurkers or anyone with expertise in newborn care)--are there any books you recommend about caring for a newborn?  Anything I should pick up and more »

  • Forum Post: Preschool Spring update

    Posted 03/06/2013 03:13:36 EST

    KAM, that was very funny story! i just about melted lst week when I was talking to DS#1 (about 3.5). I am planning to take him to the Big Apple Circus at the end of the month. I asked him, "Do you wan more »

  • Forum Post: March Infants and Toddlers

    Posted 03/06/2013 03:03:56 EST

    Try Bell and Evans for chicken nuggets. They have the best frozen chicken that I've tried.

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  • Forum Post: Your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

    Posted 03/02/2013 08:28:39 EST

    "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street", mostly because I know the Mulberry Street in Springfield that was the inspiration.  Speaking of which, the Dr. Suess park is worth a visit if you find more »

  • Forum Post: OT- Vacation!

    Posted 02/25/2013 01:06:45 EST

    Bermuda! It's a short (2 hour) flight from here, and it's direct. I haven't checked prices lately, but Jet Blue flies there. We went there two years ago and loved it (even with a 21 month old--ha). It more »

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