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Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella, your trip sounds kee-razy! Nine days with the in-laws is a LOT of time! And sounds like the airport was chaotic--you had to sprint to make the flight with the boys and DH missed it. Kudos to you, my dear. My sister is getting married in a month and I'm still not sure if I want to go because f...

by NewEnglandLady

April 18th, 2014, 12:12 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16076

Views: 387847
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Freke, I can't believe how big A is getting! She looks like a little kid and not so much a toddler! Amc, I'm no help with the speech question since my 26 month old says 4 words. But so cute with the jumping! K loves to jump and it's super cute. LC, woohoo with the poopy success! And isn't the nicer ...

by NewEnglandLady

April 16th, 2014, 1:13 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 5952

Views: 143058
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I completely agree with Mia's pros and cons of the Diono. I bought the Diono because K is tall and I kept reading it was comfiest for tall kids. She was more comfortable while rear facing, but we still had to turn her at 16 months. There was no way we could make it to 2 years. And there is no way K ...

by NewEnglandLady

April 15th, 2014, 7:54 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38226

Views: 1427922
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Gem, he's absolutely adorable! PP, we are using Katie's old car seat for Cora (Chicco Keyfit) and Katie has a Radian RXT in our car, but Britax's in the babysitter's car and her grandparent's car. Not sure what we'll get for Cora since there are things I like and dislike about both. We ended up with...

by NewEnglandLady

April 13th, 2014, 5:33 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38226

Views: 1427922
Re: Nyc2Chigal is having a baby girl!!!

Glad you're enjoying the pregnancy! Congrats! My advice is to enjoy it! I have two girls aged 2 and 8 weeks. I was terrified of having a girl with my first. Cried quite a bit about it. Now I'm over the moon about it. My girls are such sweethearts and I've just embraced the pink. I'm definitely worri...

by NewEnglandLady

April 9th, 2014, 12:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Nyc2Chigal is having a baby girl!!!

Replies: 27

Views: 375
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Curly, Hannah is so cute! I'm so glad you're loving motherhood and that she's starting to STTN, which makes a huge difference. Our pediatrician said it was okay to start introducing cows milk at 10-11 months. Good luck with the pumping, I know it can be a drag, but I don't mind it so much. Bella, so...

by NewEnglandLady

April 5th, 2014, 6:07 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16076

Views: 387847
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

LC, we do timeouts for tantrums. Not every single one (or she would have been in about 1,000 timeouts between 23 and 24 months), but the ones we feel are appropriate. I'm a big fan of consistency, so that can make it challenging, but for me it's not too difficult which tantrums are ignore-able, and ...

by NewEnglandLady

April 1st, 2014, 12:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 5952

Views: 143058
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Tbaus, my heart aches for you. You are incredibly strong and it sounds like your DH is very supportive. Tuesday must feel so far away, but I hope the time passes as fast as possible so you can get a definitive answer.

by NewEnglandLady

March 28th, 2014, 11:19 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38226

Views: 1427922
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Freke, it looks so warm there! I'm so jealous! Adorable pics as always. LC, so cute that E is saying sentences, even if ther is some gibberish in there. And we're in the same boat with the cold weather. I can't wait for it to warm up so we can spend more time outside. Oh, and EI appts. start next we...

by NewEnglandLady

March 28th, 2014, 6:25 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 5952

Views: 143058
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Meg, just jumping back in here to chat abut preparing for number 2. First, great deal on the stroller--we got our City Mini Double GT for less than $400 at Albee as well. We haven't used ours a ton because I wear Cora often, but it's a great stroller. Also, girl names are so hard. We had a really to...

by NewEnglandLady

March 26th, 2014, 8:14 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38226

Views: 1427922
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

The 2 hour old line is loud and clear! Congrats, amc!!

by NewEnglandLady

March 25th, 2014, 12:46 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23177

Views: 618814
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

amc80|1395350848|3638184 wrote:I think the whole thing was a dream, at least that's how i read it.


Same here. Although pregnancy dreams are how it all starts, Muff :)

by NewEnglandLady

March 20th, 2014, 3:34 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1053

Views: 22111
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella, I'm no help with the yeast issue. Great that E doesn't have thrush, but totally understand your concern. It sounds like your midwife isn't concerned, which is encouraging. And your poor family! Everybody has been sick! Hopefully that means you'll have a long stretch of being healthy soon. Hop...

by NewEnglandLady

March 20th, 2014, 11:10 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16076

Views: 387847
Re: Any baby wearing parents here?

Thanks, ladies! This week I've been pumping so my husband can give C a bottle when I'm busy with K, but thanks for the RS recommendation! They look more user friendly than the Moby.

by NewEnglandLady

March 13th, 2014, 10:12 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Any baby wearing parents here?

Replies: 115

Views: 3264
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Freke, good to know you had a great experience with EI! I was really impressed with the knowledge of the evaluator I talked with last week. K was napping, so she didn't interact with her at all, but she made some suggestions based on my descriptions and they've already helped. I really think this is...

by NewEnglandLady

March 12th, 2014, 10:02 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 5952

Views: 143058
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Just posting a couple of pics from our newborn shoot. Cora is a month old today! Also, supply has been better (yay!) and things are just getting easier. Last night Cora slept for 6 hours (10pm - 4am). I usually let her sleep until at least 8am once she's back asleep, but always end up having to wake...

by NewEnglandLady

March 12th, 2014, 9:05 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16076

Views: 387847
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Missy, J is so cute and it's so sweet to see you continue to celebrate B and incorporate him into your family's life. 3 hour stretches are good and it sounds like J is doing well! Bella, working from home 1 day per week is going to make such a big difference! I'm so glad your boss is being flexible ...

by NewEnglandLady

March 10th, 2014, 8:43 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16076

Views: 387847
Re: Any baby wearing parents here?

Hi, all! I'm a fellow baby wearer who's never posted on this thread, but I have a question: What is the best solution for hands-free nursing? I bought a Moby within a week of having our second because I quickly realized I couldn't leisurely nurse on the sofa when my 2 year old was running around. I'...

by NewEnglandLady

March 9th, 2014, 9:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Any baby wearing parents here?

Replies: 115

Views: 3264
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

I have a 2 year old and a 3 week old, so I'm right in the thick of juggling a toddler and a newborn. I think it's smart to expect it to be hard. It is hard, even when you don't have especially challenging kids. For me, the pregnancy was harder because I couldn't rest. Financially, it's hard. Career-...

by NewEnglandLady

March 8th, 2014, 3:21 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1053

Views: 22111
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP, I hope you stay healthy! Sounds like K had something identical to E. Not a lot of puking, but lots o' diarrhea. I hope E is better today. So the way EI determines eligibility is by scoring each child based on how delayed the skill is. Speech s a comprehensive score including receptive and spoken...

by NewEnglandLady

March 8th, 2014, 9:05 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 5952

Views: 143058
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Bibi, like LC, I never found a suction bowl that worked, either. But the messy stage does pass. K still sometimes spills a bowl of cereal, but I guess I'm used to the cleanup. LC, E is doing so well with potty training! And I completely agree that respecting Ethan's wishes is the way to go. K is in ...

by NewEnglandLady

March 7th, 2014, 11:51 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 5952

Views: 143058
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella, the pictures came out beautifully!! I love them! Are you trying to figure out which ones to frame? that is always difficult for me. I was going to post on Monday wishing you luck with work, but cant find a spare minute. One of the moms in my mom group is a doctor and also the breadwinner--her...

by NewEnglandLady

March 6th, 2014, 1:06 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16076

Views: 387847
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LC and amc, I'm so, so sorry. I'm thinking of you both and hope you're back to posting on this thread soon. LC, I'm so sorry you have to have a d&c, but hope it goes as smoothly as possible for you.

by NewEnglandLady

February 28th, 2014, 7:27 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5585

Views: 138866
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Bella, I can't believe E is 4 weeks! That's crazy! And he's already rolling over? He's such a strong boy! What does that mean for swaddling, do you have to leave him unswaddled now? K never liked a swaddle and so far C will only tolerate it if I leave one arm free, so I never had a tough swaddle tra...

by NewEnglandLady

February 27th, 2014, 11:45 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16076

Views: 387847
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

amc, Cora was born a week before Katie's 2nd birthday, so they're almost exactly 2 years apart. I would have loved to transition K out of diapers before C's arrival, but K is a late talker and I think it's leading to other developmental delays. I think it's fantastic that B is already doing so well ...

by NewEnglandLady

February 26th, 2014, 9:16 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 5952

Views: 143058
Re: Preggos In Waiting List

Just taking myself (and a few others) off the list after the latest baby boom. Good luck, ladies, it's so much fun on the other side! 03.21.14 - gem_anemone/Boy! 05.19.14 - petitepoire/should find out in December 05.28.14 - mtjoya/Don't know yet! 06.09.14 - coda72/Girl 06.11.14 - brown_eyes/team gre...

by NewEnglandLady

February 25th, 2014, 10:28 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Preggos In Waiting List

Replies: 877

Views: 39915
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

LC , so far K is adjusting to baby Cora better than I imagined. I thought she'd like the baby for a couple of days, then start to feel jealous and act out. So far, that hasn't happened. When K comes home from daycare or doing something with D, she always runs to find Cora. She is really gentle with...

by NewEnglandLady

February 25th, 2014, 9:03 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 5952

Views: 143058
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MRK and PnPsMom, I just wanted to chime in because I also had supply issues with my first and had to supplement. I feel like I spent the first months of K's life tied to the pump trying to increase my supply, taking herbs, eating oatmeal every day and generally just stressed and feeling like a failu...

by NewEnglandLady

February 24th, 2014, 11:18 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5585

Views: 138866
Re: Let's talk baby names

Pancake, I love all of the names on your short list. I also like Julius and Adelaide, but completely understand the frustrations of a spouse with veto power. At least you have a few great names you agree to! We ended up going with Cora Elizabeth. We didn't really decide until after she was born, but...

by NewEnglandLady

February 23rd, 2014, 7:39 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 75

Views: 1920
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Cora was a week old yesterday--already feels like time is flying by! The good: Cora's laid-back personality keeps me sane. She's alert more and more every day, but so far she's a great sleeper at night. She usually has her last feed around 10pm, then wakes up at 2am and 5-6am. She sleeps until 8 or ...

by NewEnglandLady

February 20th, 2014, 11:01 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16076

Views: 387847