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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: 79

Views: 1352
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: 419
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: 16146

Views: 393033
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: 6167

Views: 148869
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: 6167

Views: 148869
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: 16146

Views: 393033
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: 419
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: 3500

Views: 94223
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: 419
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: 419
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: 18

Views: 377
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: 6167

Views: 148869
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: 3500

Views: 94223
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: 18

Views: 377
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: 3500

Views: 94223
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: 6167

Views: 148869
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: 6167

Views: 148869
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: 330
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: 16146

Views: 393033
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: 6167

Views: 148869
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: 5914

Views: 145245
Re:

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: 5914

Views: 145245
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: 1134

Views: 24272
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: 514
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: 16146

Views: 393033
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: 51

Views: 1013
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: 23493

Views: 629451
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: 6167

Views: 148869
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: 519
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: 16146

Views: 393033