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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: 16141

Views: 392301
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: 6137

Views: 147946
Re: Re:

Just stopping by to say hi and check in on everyone! Looks like everything is going well for all! Niel - we'll all see you in the other thread in a few weeks! :) NEL and Claritek - Thanks for the detailed information about costs and experiences with genetic testing. AMC, I'm early and started getti...

by NewEnglandLady

July 24th, 2014, 8:24 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5891

Views: 144317
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Just jumping in because of the Harmony discussion. I called my insurer (BCBS) to ask if it would be covered and in both conversations (I called twice), I was told it would "probably" be covered, but they weren't 100% sure. When I went in for my first appt., I requested to have the Harmony ...

by NewEnglandLady

July 23rd, 2014, 12:10 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5891

Views: 144317
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

I would recommend doing what I did. I bought a box of condoms and told him that when they were gone, we were done with birth control. By the time we were down to our last few, he was REALLY trying not to use them, haha. In fact, he kept one "emergency" condom just in case he freaked out wh...

by NewEnglandLady

July 23rd, 2014, 11:25 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1123

Views: 23843
Re: What is the best age to have kids?

Ideally, I would have had: 1. Tons of energy (late teens/early twenties) 2. Ability for body to bounce back into shape (late teens/early twenties) 3. Complete financial security (I would guess that my 40's or even 50's will be the peak of my financial security--no mortgage!) 4. Established career th...

by NewEnglandLady

July 22nd, 2014, 10:19 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What is the best age to have kids?

Replies: 31

Views: 499
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

PP, do you think L is adjusting pretty well? Does she love E? Is she trying to help you when you feed/change? K has adjusted really well and I have to admit that I'm looking forward to the days when they can interact more. K was never really jealous in the beginning, but now that I'm back at work, K...

by NewEnglandLady

July 14th, 2014, 8:05 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16141

Views: 392301
Re: baby name re:SS list and popularity

DH and I have always liked "classic" names because we wanted to steer away from anything trendy. And now classic names are trendy. The name for our first DD was easy--we chose a name that was classic, but not necessarily trendy (Catherine--we call her Katie for now). We had a tougher time ...

by NewEnglandLady

July 14th, 2014, 7:13 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: baby name re:SS list and popularity

Replies: 49

Views: 767
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

LOL. My timing for my son was O-5, so I wouldn't put too mucstock into the whole Shettle's method. Good luck ladies :) I'm rooting for you. Amen, sister. With K, we were EOD with the last session being on my O day. We were trying for a boy, so trying to get a last session in right before O. When LC...

by NewEnglandLady

July 10th, 2014, 8:32 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23423

Views: 627082
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Monnie, we have the Keekaroo high chair, but I do like it and will probably only get the booster for Cora down the road (in hindsight, I wish we'd never gotten a high chair). Poor A was deceived by a seemingly sweet girl, only to be bitten. K has never been bitten, but my nephew has been bitten a co...

by NewEnglandLady

July 10th, 2014, 2:04 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6137

Views: 147946
Re: Taking Vacation Time While Pregnant

Agree with all the other posters--I wouldn't consider it a big deal at all. I took vacation while pregnant...in fact, every pregnant person I've worked with has taken vacation time prior to having their baby. And nobody has ever discouraged it. Take your vacation time and enjoy it!

by NewEnglandLady

July 3rd, 2014, 7:30 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Taking Vacation Time While Pregnant

Replies: 16

Views: 427
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella , you and E both look adorable. How difficult is it to wrap him on your back like that? C gets fussy in the Ergo (it's summer, the Ergo is hot), but I miss wearing her. I'm always worried she's not secure enough in the Moby. Maybe I just need more practice. Tons of luck to your husband on the...

by NewEnglandLady

July 3rd, 2014, 7:03 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16141

Views: 392301
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP, I am totally guessing here, but it does sound like E could be having bad dreams. K does the same thing when she's had one--sad/pleading/clingy. In fact, I'm not even positive that she's having bad dreams since it's not like she can say "Mom, I had a bad dream and am freaked out." So I'...

by NewEnglandLady

July 2nd, 2014, 1:56 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6137

Views: 147946
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Quick drive-by post. Love that this week is a short week, but it makes work even more hectic! MP, so sorry about the MOTN wakings. Sounds like it could be teeth. I know K sometimes has bad dreams and she can't settle very well afterward. Not sure if that is a possibility for E? JGator, a couple of k...

by NewEnglandLady

July 2nd, 2014, 1:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6137

Views: 147946
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

The squares of material sound like a good idea--maybe he just needs some comfort. C isn't too squirmy at night yet. We have her in a sleep sack, maybe that helps? Not sure if its worth a shot for you. We have an A&A sleep sack made out of the light muslin material that I was using when it was wa...

by NewEnglandLady

June 26th, 2014, 6:46 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16141

Views: 392301
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella, E is so strong! I have a few friends whose 1 year olds are still in the RnP and I have no idea how that works! Hopefully your mini crib transition is short lived. Once E is used to the crib, I'm sure he'll go back to his usual schedule. How to get him away from the slats is beyond me. Is he s...

by NewEnglandLady

June 25th, 2014, 7:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16141

Views: 392301
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Dragonfly, so glad you finally got a pack and play! I was going to tell you to bite the bullet and get one--we also live on two levels and have a pack and play on each level. The one on our main floor was necessary for naps when both my kids were newborns. Even though I don't use the pack and plays ...

by NewEnglandLady

June 19th, 2014, 1:40 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38427

Views: 1436655
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

I say when in doubt about O, BD just in case. Sounds like you're trying for a girl, so maybe you're wanting to time your BDing a little further away from O day, in which case maybe you don't want to BD. I always thought trying for a girl was a little trickier (I tried for boys both times), so good l...

by NewEnglandLady

June 17th, 2014, 10:30 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23423

Views: 627082
Re: Funny conversations with your young child

I love readings these! I'm actually slightly obsessed with how kids' brains operate. They are truly hilarious little beings. I have a 2 year old who only says a handful of words. Yet, she always has me laughing. Arriving home from work-- Me: Hi, Katie!!! Katie, crossing her arms: "YO!" At ...

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2014, 2:41 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Funny conversations with your young child

Replies: 18

Views: 634
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

LC, love seeing those lines!!! And I love the idea of having a b-day celebration in your fam for 4 consecutive months! No shortage of cake Feb - May! :)

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2014, 12:43 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23423

Views: 627082
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

JGator, I was going to chime in with the same info on lack of arches/pronation. I've noticed K's feet becoming less pronated as her feet grow and arches develop. Always good to be aware so you can keep an eye on it. LC, I like the idea of giving K more control over the A/C and letting her turn it on...

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2014, 12:40 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6137

Views: 147946
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

JGator, thank you!! BTW, K interacted with another toddler while we were eating dinner at a restaurant this weekend. She even waved and said "hi", which was really sweet. The other toddler seemed shy, so I think that actually made K more at ease about interacting. Monnie, cute pics!!! My i...

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2014, 8:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6137

Views: 147946
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella, it might be better that E's spit up is coming out. K would spit up, but it would only reach her throat and that was uncomfortable for her. She no longer wanted to eat (my cue that something was wrong), so we saw the ped, he diagnosed her with acid reflux, we added rice cereal to breastmilk/fo...

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2014, 8:43 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16141

Views: 392301
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

LC!!! CONGRATS!!! Stick, little bean, stick!! I'm sending you tons of dust!!!

I wonder how close to E's b-day this one's due date will be.

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2014, 7:34 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23423

Views: 627082
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Missy, Jenna looks so cute in that swing!! I noticed Cora doing the same thing with her legs in her crib last week. Except when she'd lift her legs, she'd grab her feet. I thought she was awake, so I went up to put her in a sleep sack (thinking that it would prohibit her from grabbing her feet), but...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2014, 6:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16141

Views: 392301
Re: I'm a wreck- Oreo was injured this morning

I'm so sorry! I'm sending lots of dust to Oreo. I agree that even if her leg is broken, that is very fixable. And her "fight" instinct is completely normal, it's just the brain's way of keeping itself alert to protect an injury. Once she's more comfortable, she will relax and be her normal...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2014, 8:10 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I'm a wreck- Oreo was injured this morning

Replies: 136

Views: 2028
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Tara, I just wanted to wish you luck with your decision the vasectomy issue. And let you know that I think it's completely normal to sort of mourn the thought of never having another newborn. I think the second time around you feel it even deeper because you truly understand how fast it goes. I was ...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2014, 7:54 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5891

Views: 144317
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

No time for a proper post because work is INSANE. I can only catch up when I'm in meetings! Mia, so glad O's appt. went well! K is also an organizer. She likes to dump things out, but I'll see her playing with blocks, then 15 minutes later they'll be back in their bin, back on the shelf. K is also o...

by NewEnglandLady

June 11th, 2014, 8:49 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6137

Views: 147946
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Huge ditto to baby wearing. I learned that lesson with #1. I have an Ergo, so I would put her in that and even cover her head if i felt she needed more comfort. I had winter babies, so Curly's suggestion of more breathable carriers is good. Neither of my kids were easily overstimulated, but family g...

by NewEnglandLady

June 10th, 2014, 8:27 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16141

Views: 392301
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smc, I could have written your post a few years ago. When we got our BFP after TTC#1, we both cried. Not tears of joy, tears of complete terror for how our lives were going to change. A little of it was even sadness that we knew the freedom of the life we had was over (at least for a long time). It ...

by NewEnglandLady

June 10th, 2014, 8:13 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5891

Views: 144317