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Re: A year ago, I found out I was pregnant.

I've clicked on this thread three times and started to write a response, but simply can't put together words that express just how sorry I am for you. I am simply heartbroken for you and am so very sorry that you had to go through that. You are incredibly strong.

by NewEnglandLady

September 29th, 2014, 1:45 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: A year ago, I found out I was pregnant.

Replies: 32

Views: 472
Re: Car seat placement

We have a Jeep Liberty and I couldn't get a good fit with one in the middle. Toddler is in a Diono Radian and infant is in a Chicco Keyfit. So we actually have the toddler behind the driver and the infant behind the passenger because the Keyfit forces us to move the driver's seat up pretty far and m...

by NewEnglandLady

September 17th, 2014, 8:02 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Car seat placement

Replies: 12

Views: 235
Re: Anyone NEVER offer baby a pacifier? Or is that crazy/cru

I agree that you should see how it goes. I subscribe to the "do what works" category. My first loved her paci (still does at 2.5). My second spit the paci out on day 1 and has not ever wanted one. But she sucks on her middle and ring fingers to self soothe, which I don't mind because they'...

by NewEnglandLady

September 17th, 2014, 3:02 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Anyone NEVER offer baby a pacifier? Or is that crazy/cruel?

Replies: 7

Views: 271
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Monnie--funny that A wants to sleep in dresses. K does the same thing, but it's getting chilly at night, so I put the dress on over her regular pajamas as a compromise. Sorry the dress wearing became an obsession--it's frustrating when you have to employ the "because I said so!!" technique...

by NewEnglandLady

September 16th, 2014, 8:57 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6189

Views: 150066
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

I don't see it as victim blaming. You ARE kidding, aren't you? People are saying Janay Price married the father of her child- with whom she has been living for four years- for his money and you don't call that "victim blaming"? AGBF I just meant that I didn't see anybody here saying that ...

by NewEnglandLady

September 10th, 2014, 7:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1500
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Perhaps, though I don't like to assume that men or women in abusive relationships stay solely because they're gold diggers. That borders victim blaming in a way I am not comfortable with. Thank you for that. It doesn't "border on" victim blaming; it is victim blaming! Blatant victim blami...

by NewEnglandLady

September 9th, 2014, 6:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1500

by NewEnglandLady

September 9th, 2014, 6:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1500
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Elliot86|1410269269|3747660 wrote:He should have been gone before the video came out. Not really sure why his now wife stayed with him either.


My guess is that she went ahead and married him for the money. Which now he won't be making. So it didn't really work out for either of them.

by NewEnglandLady

September 9th, 2014, 8:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1500
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Missy--Love the pictures of Jenna!! Your DH wanting her to chew on a dirty sock made me LOL. So glad to hear things are going well!! Ltl--I can't believe your twins are almost toddlers!! I had such a tough time when K turned 1...just felt like she was no longer my "baby". It's so nice that...

by NewEnglandLady

September 3rd, 2014, 12:39 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16149

Views: 394221
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Pancake, I'm thinking of you as you enter your final week of pregnancy! I also had a bit of a tough time the last few days leading up to my due date. I felt really sad, actually, thinking about the final days as a family of 3. Funny to think about it now because I find that being a family of 4 is a ...

by NewEnglandLady

August 31st, 2014, 12:54 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38644

Views: 1443587
Re: My rabbit died

Distracts, I am so very sorry for the loss of your bunny. And I completely understand your pain. Just wanted to chime in because i'm going through something similar with my DH. Sort of. He did something really stupid that endangered the lives of one of our human children and has been in a severely d...

by NewEnglandLady

August 26th, 2014, 2:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: My rabbit died

Replies: 83

Views: 1513
Re: BTDT moms- Do I need a double stroller?

Muff, I also think the City Mini Baby Jogger Double is a bit heavy. I thought it was just par for the course now that there are two kiddos. But I was watching a mom this weekend who had a Bumbleride Double and it didn't seem heavy to push for her at all. And I noticed she was easily getting things i...

by NewEnglandLady

August 26th, 2014, 2:10 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: BTDT moms- Do I need a double stroller?

Replies: 17

Views: 529
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella, so sorry to hear your DH wants to re-take the MCAT. I agree that October should be a little easier with B being in school. I know he'll still have to care for E, but if E can just hold back on crawling, that will make caring for him much easier :) Tons of luck to him! Also sorry that you were...

by NewEnglandLady

August 25th, 2014, 11:34 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16149

Views: 394221
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

I think the unpredictability of it is one of the main reasons why it's so draining. The things K pushes vary from day-to-day. She will also sometimes have a fit if I try to take off her clothes. And it's not always for the same reason! Sometimes she wants to do it herself. Sometimes she just doesn't...

by NewEnglandLady

August 21st, 2014, 7:29 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6189

Views: 150066
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Dandi , that picture is hilarious! Looks like static electricity, haha. And I do the same thing with "hiding" the veggies. I never really thought I'd be one to do that, but oh well. I often find myself putting peas in K's mac 'n' cheese. I also find myself bargaining these day. As in &quo...

by NewEnglandLady

August 20th, 2014, 2:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6189

Views: 150066
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella, how did your DH do on the MCAT? I meant to check in last week and completely forgot! And how was your trip? How is everybody else doing? Few things for us: 1. C turned 6 months last week! 2. She's is now on solids 3x per day. She prefers solids over the bottle, but I still want to make sure s...

by NewEnglandLady

August 20th, 2014, 1:49 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16149

Views: 394221
Re: BTDT moms- Do I need a double stroller?

Dani, earlier this summer we went to this Thomas the Train event for my toddler. I brought the double stroller just in case and ended up using it because wearing the infant made us both hot (and me tired). Anyway, I strapped her in as tight as I could and then put her in a full recline so she was ly...

by NewEnglandLady

August 14th, 2014, 1:34 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: BTDT moms- Do I need a double stroller?

Replies: 17

Views: 529
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

LC, you are such a strong woman--not just when times are tough (this probably being one of the toughest situations you've ever had to endure), but always. I am truly inspired by your ability to stay as positive as possible and not become overwhelmed by the anger and frustration. You're human, so you...

by NewEnglandLady

August 14th, 2014, 1:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3720

Views: 99259
Re: BTDT moms- Do I need a double stroller?

I wouldn't. The lowest setting for the shoulder straps are still too high for a newborn. Also, the straps don't tighten enough for a very small baby to be secured. Even at 6 months, the straps are a bit loose on Cora.

by NewEnglandLady

August 13th, 2014, 7:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: BTDT moms- Do I need a double stroller?

Replies: 17

Views: 529
Re: BTDT moms- Do I need a double stroller?

I'm on the fence about double strollers. Some of my friends with 2 kids said a double stroller was a must have. Some of my friends said it wasn't. I ended up getting one because I tend to be in the "more is more" category when it comes to baby stuff. We have a City Mini Double (I never bou...

by NewEnglandLady

August 12th, 2014, 2:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: BTDT moms- Do I need a double stroller?

Replies: 17

Views: 529
Re: Potty Training

Perfect! Thanks ladies! LC, you're so good about staying optimistic. I find myself not always knowing how to react for fear of making K anxious about pottying, haha. The other day she took off her clothes about a half of an hour before her bath, so I just let her run around naked. I told her if she ...

by NewEnglandLady

August 7th, 2014, 3:00 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Potty Training

Replies: 26

Views: 542
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

LC, I feel like the difference between getting dinner on the table at 7 vs. 6:30 is huge. I wish we could push it back, but the girls have to be in the bathtub by 7:15 in order for us fit in baths, stories and Cora's bottle. Every minute counts during the week. The building demolition sounds like fu...

by NewEnglandLady

August 7th, 2014, 2:20 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6189

Views: 150066
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

MP, I thought that was probably the case, but wasn't sure and didn't know if maybe your RE had an opinion. Are you back to work today after being on bedrest? Thinking of you tons!

by NewEnglandLady

August 7th, 2014, 1:10 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3720

Views: 99259
Re: Potty Training

ladies, just curious about what kind of training potty you're using. I have 2 Baby Bjorn potty chairs (one for K's bathroom and one for the downstairs bathroom). I also bought a seat insert for the regular toilet in K's bathroom because she had more interest in going on the big potty. But we don't u...

by NewEnglandLady

August 7th, 2014, 1:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Potty Training

Replies: 26

Views: 542
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Just wanted to send you the stickiest of sticky dust. Sorry for my ignorance on the subject, but does it improve your odds that you carried Ev to full term with no issues? I'm keeping everything crossed for you and the embies!

by NewEnglandLady

August 6th, 2014, 12:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3720

Views: 99259
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

We also pushed K's bedtime back from 7:30 to 8 earlier this summer. It was a combination of things: 1. She wasn't falling asleep until 8:15 anyway (despite having blackout shades AND blackout curtains, nothing can block out the summer sun). 2. I don't get home until after 6, so pushing her bedtime b...

by NewEnglandLady

August 5th, 2014, 10:40 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6189

Views: 150066
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP , D is fairly tall--over 6 feet. I'm only 5'4", but I had my spine fused together when I was 9, so I literally have the torso of a child. Had I not needed rods on my spine I would have been over 5'8". My sisters are all taller and I have a couple of aunts who are over 6'. I think tall ...

by NewEnglandLady

August 5th, 2014, 8:26 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6189

Views: 150066
Re: Prescription Prices- Comparison Shop!

We comparison shop for our dog since he's not covered under our rx plan.

Our vet sends us to Costco for the pricier drugs. Like msop said, Costco loses money on the drugs, so the vet pharmacy can't compete. The vet said CVS is the worst for prescription mark-up.

by NewEnglandLady

July 31st, 2014, 11:52 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Prescription Prices- Comparison Shop!

Replies: 16

Views: 344
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

gem , sorry I didn't see this until this week. You can buy an anti-roll pillow (goes on either side of their torso) if it's still an issue. Is D rolling from tummy to back now? Usually that one is the easier roll. Back to tummy requires more upper torso/neck strength. So even if he's not rolling tu...

by NewEnglandLady

July 28th, 2014, 8:24 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16149

Views: 394221
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Loving all of these summer pics! LC, E looks so happy! I'm so sorry about him getting HF and M disease. He's gotten it before, correct? I seem to remember you having it. How do you know when he gets it? K hasn't had it, but I'm afraid she and Cora might get it because it seems to be going around. Bo...

by NewEnglandLady

July 28th, 2014, 8:09 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6189

Views: 150066