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Best booster seat for tall five year old?

B is getting close to outgrowing his Radian. It is the 2010/11 model and I don't think it converts to a booster. Any recommendations? We are planning, hoping to have a third child in the next two years and have a Prius, so something narrow is ideal. E is in a Britax Pavilion 70, we have the radian, ...

by Bella_mezzo

April 19th, 2014, 9:16 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Best booster seat for tall five year old?

Replies: 0

Views: 45
Re: Tell me about birthing classes

Asscher, we took our class through Uptown Birth (the instructor was a Bradley instructor, but for scheduling reasons she switched to 3 8 hour classes instead of Bradley's required 12 2 hours classes so she's technically not a Bradley instructor now or something like that. Also, she really believes i...

by Bella_mezzo

April 19th, 2014, 9:08 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tell me about birthing classes

Replies: 7

Views: 132
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

:-) Yeah, DH's family lives in Louisiana and we live in NYC so we typically see them for 7-10 days once a year. We are at the point of the trip now where it feels very long... The car seat thing got worse yesterday when SIL brought over the seats and had returned the infant seat to her friend and pu...

by Bella_mezzo

April 19th, 2014, 8:47 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: Tell me about birthing classes

We took a hybrid birthing class that was mostly Bradley (but a little more open-minded, less militant about no drugs, etc). It was 8 3-hour sessions. That class is 1000% the reason I was able to avoid a c-section in my situation and why I understood what was happening in labor. I also had a doula an...

by Bella_mezzo

April 18th, 2014, 11:05 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tell me about birthing classes

Replies: 7

Views: 132
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Thanks S&I, I just read that last night too. The lap belts in SIL's car have way too much slack, so I am having DH look at them today. Thankfully we are only using twice, once to get from airport to here (already done) and once to get back to the airport. The Okkatots bag is working out brillian...

by Bella_mezzo

April 18th, 2014, 7:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Thanks lliang, I checked and the huge, double cupholdered infant seat is a Cosco so hopefully it's very safe. I installed with latch and lap belt and we aren't riding in them except for when we go back to the airport. The seat for B is an older Evenflo and I think I got it in securely, again with la...

by Bella_mezzo

April 17th, 2014, 3:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

OMG--we are at my in laws for 9 days. I love them, but with small kids am glad that our visits are limited. DH missed our flight, so I flew down on my own with the boys. Then the next flight out was canceled due to weather, so DH had to sleep at the airport and fly standby on the first flight out th...

by Bella_mezzo

April 17th, 2014, 12:45 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: Do you have a housekeeper?

We don't, though i would LOVE to, our budget and my DH are not open to it. Instead once a year or so we hire someone to deep clean. We just had it done yesterday and I am in :love: . I hate cleaning and neither of us have time and with 2 little boys and a dog, a weekly or biweekly cleaner would be A...

by Bella_mezzo

April 12th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you have a housekeeper?

Replies: 40

Views: 810

by Bella_mezzo

April 12th, 2014, 6:57 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38228

Views: 1428054
Re: Big purse, small purse, or no purse? What do you carry?

bare minimum in my pocket or a small wallet/wristlet that I can carry.

I am a minimalist when it comes to diaper bags too:-) I just don't like carrying stuff around with me all the time.

by Bella_mezzo

April 8th, 2014, 11:29 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Big purse, small purse, or no purse? What do you carry?

Replies: 42

Views: 703
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:love: :love: :love: BRIGHT! Baby Bright looks great!!! So happy for you!

by Bella_mezzo

April 8th, 2014, 5:47 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5585

Views: 138899
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Curly, she's adorable!!!! AFM-I think I may be getting my period starting yesterday?!?!?!?!? This is kind of crazy. E is great, he is an amazing sleeper and great nurser. I still haven't gotten the nerve to pump, but I have to do it this week so that I have some milk stored b/c the following week we...

by Bella_mezzo

April 4th, 2014, 3:11 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

:wavey: Hi ladies! Although I never got any answers when I was trying to get pregnant, I may finally have a health care provider besides my acupuncturist who is actually trying to figure out what's going on in my body :appl: I thought I'd come over and share since it may have been part of why it too...

by Bella_mezzo

March 26th, 2014, 10:06 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3018

Views: 81258
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:appl: :appl: :appl: :appl: Congrats Bright! You'll have so much fun with your little girl!

by Bella_mezzo

March 20th, 2014, 9:05 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5585

Views: 138899
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

:wavey: Just popping in to check on gem and everyone:-) Browneyes, we use cloth diapers for E and used them with our older son as well. We streamlined our stash now that we know what we like the best. Everything is snap closure unless noted b/c velcro laundry tabs just don't seem to stay done and ru...

by Bella_mezzo

March 19th, 2014, 3:46 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38228

Views: 1428054
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Aw-Tammy, she is getting so big!!! NEL-I hope that stomach bug is gone form your house and that you are all doing well now. Working from home is actually going pretty well, and now I wish I would have asked to work from home 2 days a week on a perm basis...we have half day Fridays in the summer, so ...

by Bella_mezzo

March 19th, 2014, 11:22 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
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Aw Bright!!! Baby bright is adorable and getting so big! :love: :love: :love: :love: So happy for you! I'm sorry that things are so unsettled with your NT scan. The tests are so stressful! We told our family anyway b/c we were seeing them in person and we would have proceeded with the pregnancy no m...

by Bella_mezzo

March 12th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5585

Views: 138899
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

NEL-So cute!!!!! Ah, little girls...pink and tutus and bows... :love:

by Bella_mezzo

March 12th, 2014, 6:14 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: Any baby wearing parents here?

NEL-I got a linen ring sling from Sleeping Baby Productions and use it all the time. I haven't tried to nurse in it as E is a vigorous nurser and I have oversupply so nursing is an "active" endeavor right now...but I think ring slings are supposed to be the easiest carrier to nurse in. He ...

by Bella_mezzo

March 12th, 2014, 8:10 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Any baby wearing parents here?

Replies: 115

Views: 3272
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

:-)thanks Liang, I hope that you are healing and your return to the TTC thread is very brief. NEL-thank you, we are thrilled with how they turned out and have 330 images to choose from, so there is a lot of indecision re which to frame:-) Missy-Jenna is adorable and I love her rainbow outfit. You an...

by Bella_mezzo

March 8th, 2014, 11:01 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: Any baby wearing parents here?

We have a Boba, I think it is a 2g from when our older son was a toddler. I wore him all the time in it including full-day trips around NYC when he was 3 and I think even right after he turned 4 I would still bring it if he got tired. I LOVE my Boba. Tulas are supposed to be amazing, but they are a ...

by Bella_mezzo

March 6th, 2014, 5:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Any baby wearing parents here?

Replies: 115

Views: 3272
Re: Cloth Diapers?

:-) I was just going to post about that b/c E is a super pee-er. Sometimes I think a super soaked diaper can wick moisture through the fabric trim on the cover and make the soft out part of the PUL damp/wet, at least for our thirsties covers that seems to be true.

by Bella_mezzo

March 6th, 2014, 1:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Cloth Diapers?

Replies: 1037

Views: 19416
Re: Any baby wearing parents here?

I would recommend Boba or Tula. Both are AMAZING.

by Bella_mezzo

March 6th, 2014, 1:26 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Any baby wearing parents here?

Replies: 115

Views: 3272
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Congrats Laila!

Best wishes to all my ladies on this thread!!!

by Bella_mezzo

March 6th, 2014, 11:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3018

Views: 81258

by Bella_mezzo

March 6th, 2014, 11:39 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Missy-Hope that all is well and that you are having a wonderful time with baby Jenna! Nel-How is Katie doing? I meant to post in the other thread that I am not a fan of screen time for B (though DH is a lot more liberal), but the first 4 weeks post-partum the little to no screen time rule went out t...

by Bella_mezzo

March 6th, 2014, 11:06 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

:love: NEL-Cora is adorable! She looks so alert!!! You are so brave re Target! We've gone out to church, moms groups, babywearing workshops, my office, and B's school, but haven't made it to an actual store. For some reason that just seems so intimidating and public nursing is still a little (a lot)...

by Bella_mezzo

February 27th, 2014, 2:21 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Just back from our 4 week appt (E is 4 weeks and 3 days--how is that possible ;( ). My little tiny newborn who weighed 7lbs 2 oz is now a little chunk who weighs 10 lbs 3 oz !!! He's also grown an inch. I just had to pack up all his size newborn clothes yesterday and our newborn cloth diapers probab...

by Bella_mezzo

February 26th, 2014, 4:04 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Yay NEL!!!

E seems to be starting his 3 week growth spurt a few days early as he's nursing all.the.time again.

My PSA for the day is, keep taking your stool softeners way after you think you need them. Let's just say that today was a difficult day :knockout: !

by Bella_mezzo

February 15th, 2014, 2:13 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

:-) We had newborn shots taken this morning...E wok up with baby acne today and peed all over the place during the shoot...TWICE...but I think we got some great shots of our family, B holding E :love: , and some squishy newborn shots of E. Also, my job forgot to pay me today :angryfire: We have the ...

by Bella_mezzo

February 14th, 2014, 3:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16078

Views: 387914