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Re: Wanting but Waiting...

Hippi, any interest in tracking your ovulation while you wait to TTC? I also had long cycles prior to TTC and wanted to be sure I was ovulating. I conceived my first during a 40+ day cycle (think I ovulated on CD28). It was really nice to have a history of my long cycles when going to see my OB (did...

by NewEnglandLady

October 29th, 2014, 1:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1156

Views: 25030
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Me again with a quick question. Do any of you give your toddlers a daily multivitamin or any supplements? Is that a good idea? Because Ev was so congested earlier in the week, we were told to avoid giving him milk for awhile and stick to water or pedialyte. It just got me thinking that there are da...

by NewEnglandLady

October 24th, 2014, 3:11 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6209

Views: 150808
Re: Newborn vs. Toddler stage -which is harder? REPRISE

I remember reading this thread when I was pregnant with my first. I've thought about it MANY times since. I have a toddler (2 years, 8 months) and an infant (8 months). I am one of the few who thinks that hands-down, the toddler stage is harder. I think I could write pages about this, but the bottom...

by NewEnglandLady

October 23rd, 2014, 8:49 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Newborn vs. Toddler stage -which is harder? REPRISE

Replies: 95

Views: 2249
Re: Did you do anything special before TTC?

I hate admitting that I'm Type A because I'm afraid of being perceived as a controlling b-word (though truthfully I probably am). But being the anxious planner I am, I was very much ready to get the ball rolling on all things TTC about a year before we were scheduled to actually try. Things I did to...

by NewEnglandLady

October 16th, 2014, 11:59 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Did you do anything special before TTC?

Replies: 10

Views: 290
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP, I do the same thing with milestones. Entries in Katie's baby book are sparse these days. A trip to the zoo + pizza sounds perfect for E's 2-year birthday. We always do small parties and I'm going to keep it that way for as long as possible. Heck, we only had 30 people at our wedding, I'm not thr...

by NewEnglandLady

October 15th, 2014, 12:00 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6209

Views: 150808
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Ohhhh, no, Bella! The timing for HFM couldn't be worse with your DH taking the MCAT next week! Keeping my fingers crossed that none of you get it!

by NewEnglandLady

October 15th, 2014, 7:18 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16161

Views: 395033
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Missy, it's so good to see you, I love the pictures of Jenna! She's adorable! One of the girls at daycare used to do the hop you described. I don't think she ever crawled, just hopped on her bottom until she was 14 months or so, then she started walking. Interestingly, we used to call her "The ...

by NewEnglandLady

October 14th, 2014, 10:19 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16161

Views: 395033
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Quick drive by post as I need to leave the office to get home! MP, no bath seat for us, but we used to put K in a little traveling tub (small bathtub within regular bathtub). We stopped using it when C was born and we needed to bathe them together. K FREAKED out for a few days--hated being in the re...

by NewEnglandLady

October 7th, 2014, 2:54 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6209

Views: 150808
Re: C-Section Recovery questions

Realize I'm late to this party, but had a c-section with both kids, so thought I'd chime in. ) Were you on restriction from driving? If so, for how long? I've heard everything from no restrictions to two weeks. Doc said that if I felt I could slam on the brakes if necessary, then I could drive. But ...

by NewEnglandLady

October 6th, 2014, 8:51 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: C-Section Recovery questions

Replies: 19

Views: 439
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Gem, seems like the older they get, the fewer "norms" apply. Your kiddo might be one of those who never loves purees and goes right to finger foods once he can start getting food to his mouth. Coco prefers to self-feed (at 7.5 months), but it's tough because she's still not great at gettin...

by NewEnglandLady

October 6th, 2014, 8:34 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16161

Views: 395033
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: 45

Views: 1011
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: 309
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: 361
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: 6209

Views: 150808
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: 1514
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: 1514

by NewEnglandLady

September 9th, 2014, 6:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 98

Views: 1514
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: 1514
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: 16161

Views: 395033
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: 38702

Views: 1445652
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: 90

Views: 1642
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: 551
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: 16161

Views: 395033
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: 6209

Views: 150808
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: 6209

Views: 150808
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: 16161

Views: 395033
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: 551
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: 3810

Views: 101916
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: 551
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: 551