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Re: Wanting but Waiting...

4ever, I don't know the reasons behind the 9-10 month wait but that time will FLY by. If it will mean you are in a better financial/career/personal position, I would wait. I used to watch one born every minute a lot when I was pregnant, and as I learnt more about birth towards the end of the pregnan...

by bobbin

June 24th, 2014, 5:10 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1134

Views: 24172
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

I have officially shifted and am really clucky. I have started to be able to see the positive benefits to Charlotte of having a sibling and as she isn't so demanding now she's almost 2, I can imagine having 2. Typical, as we are not in any way able to start TTC now and probably won't be in a positio...

by bobbin

February 26th, 2014, 6:09 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1134

Views: 24172
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Quick check in for me too! Charlotte is 16 months this week. We are constantly battling illness from daycare, but apart from that things are going well. It struck me today how much people rely on body language, expressions and gestures for communication. I feel like Charlotte and I have very involve...

by bobbin

August 17th, 2013, 6:03 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6158

Views: 148601
Re: Let's talk about maternity bras (especially above DDD)..

I was a DD before pregnancy. At 14 weeks I was an E-F depending on brand and I didn't really grow any more for the rest of the pregnancy. After my milk came in, I went up to a G cup. I am now still nursing at 15 months, and I went back down to a DD-E cup about 2 months ago (I lost about 10kg at the ...

by bobbin

August 17th, 2013, 5:35 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk about maternity bras (especially above DDD)...

Replies: 6

Views: 567
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

Nel: I'm a Halloween baby (30 October) and I have only ever had one halloween birthday party! But that's probably because I'm Australian and it isn't really a big holiday here. AMC: DH and I have been using the PnP method too since C was born. It makes me incredibly nervous but condoms irritate me, ...

by bobbin

July 12th, 2013, 6:46 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1134

Views: 24172
Re: Foster parenting?

There is a thread in Family, Home and Health called "I am not too old to learn" which is about one member's experience of fostering.

by bobbin

July 6th, 2013, 7:15 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Foster parenting?

Replies: 20

Views: 645
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

I've been slowly shifting from 'having another baby now would be hell on earth' to 'I'd like another baby soon but I'm not sure I'm quite ready' over the last month or so, and I can feel that I am becoming more and more ready. However, we are not in a position to even think about TTC at the moment. ...

by bobbin

June 29th, 2013, 5:42 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1134

Views: 24172
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Hi Mamas! I cannot believe that I now belong in this thread! How did that happen? I have no delusion that I'll be able to keep up and be a regular poster, but I will be reading along and popping my head in now and then. Charlotte turned 1 last Monday, 22 April. We have been having a bit of an extrav...

by bobbin

April 26th, 2013, 6:54 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6158

Views: 148601
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

Nope, Mayerling, I definitely want to have no less than a 3.5 year gap between Charlotte and our next child! At this point I even have thoughts of "maybe we should only have one?" But I know I will eventually want another! I just can't imagine doing it all again so soon, and DH has just be...

by bobbin

April 12th, 2013, 3:27 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1134

Views: 24172
Re: Moms employed outside the home

Haha Dani - I feed her her dinner (solids) and pump to replace the EBM for the 4pm feed.

by bobbin

March 4th, 2013, 6:40 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Moms employed outside the home

Replies: 34

Views: 827
Re: Moms employed outside the home

It really is a personal thing. I know many of the moms on the board do work full time. I would really struggle with it personally. I currently work 2 days a week and even on those 2 days I resent having to work, I hate leaving C at childcare and I feel relieved when I leave work after my 2nd day. I ...

by bobbin

March 4th, 2013, 1:27 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Moms employed outside the home

Replies: 34

Views: 827
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Mia- I just saw your question from the other week about BH and labour. I had BH starting from about 18 weeks and they continued on, getting more frequent the whole pregnancy. From 36 weeks I would get 2+hours of BH every 5 minutes or so every night. I thought I was in labour a few times! I ended up ...

by bobbin

February 10th, 2013, 7:24 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38496

Views: 1438723
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

And some photos of my gorgeous girl.

Clapping!

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Water play:

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by bobbin

February 5th, 2013, 6:11 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Re spoons: I have been encouraging C to 'feed herself' with a spoon since we started solids just before 6 months. I load the spoon up and then hold it facing the right way in front of her mouth so she just grabs it and shoves it in. At first we used the spatula soft spoons NEL was talking about, bu...

by bobbin

February 5th, 2013, 5:53 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Hi ladies! We are still here! Haven: I LOVE my mom's group. It keeps me sane. We still meet weekly and I look forward to it every week. We are even just about to start planning a joint 1st birthday party for all the babies in April. The first outing on your own is scary, isn't it? I still remember m...

by bobbin

February 4th, 2013, 2:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729

by bobbin

February 4th, 2013, 12:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: What makes your heart sing/beam being a MOM?? :) :)

Replies: 135

Views: 4363
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Tammy, I haven't ever posted on the TTC threads but I have been following your journey and I am so so thrilled for you!!

Lots of sticky dust going your way.

by bobbin

January 30th, 2013, 8:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3455

Views: 93044
Re: Any baby wearing parents here?

Fisher: You can start wearing bubs as newborns, provided you have the right kind of carrier. Ergos need an infant insert, wraps have newborn carries. Here is a photo of Charlotte and I when she was 3 days old - the day we brought her home from hospital (she had a hot head so I took it out of the wra...

by bobbin

January 24th, 2013, 2:27 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Any baby wearing parents here?

Replies: 121

Views: 3678
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Oh Missy, I am so so sorry for the loss of Blake. I cannot imagine the pain you, your DH and your whole family must be feeling. It is just so truly awful. My thoughts are with you and your family.

by bobbin

January 9th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

So excited! We have our first steps! I go back to work tomorrow and was a little sad that I might miss them, but C made sure she snuck them in just in time!

She did two in a row today and is really trying to practice, but it is still very early days so she is wobbly and slow. But so adorable!

by bobbin

January 7th, 2013, 6:31 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Haven: Congrats and welcome. Brienz is gorgeous. MP: So sorry about how you're feeling about returning to work. I am going back to work on Tuesday too and it is hard enough for me at 8 months. I don't know how I would have coped at 2 months! Are you going back full time or part time? C wore sleeper...

by bobbin

January 3rd, 2013, 2:48 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

One of these days I'll manage to get back to do a proper reply, but in the meantime:

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by bobbin

December 24th, 2012, 2:41 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

LC, we have always done BLW with C and this is what she generally eats: Fruits: Almost anything. A lot of banana ( we chop it in 3rds and peel a little bit from the top so she can handle it easily), pear, nectarine/peaches, watermelon, pineapple, pretty much anything! I gave her grape but I cut in ...

by bobbin

December 12th, 2012, 5:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Re: Tell me about teething!

Thanks for the replies ladies. I guess it is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string, isn't it? Sigh. She has slept a bit longer over the past few nights, but she has been sick, and DH has managed to make sure that even though C is sleeping longer, I am still waking up every 2 hours (taking ...

by bobbin

December 12th, 2012, 5:27 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tell me about teething!

Replies: 7

Views: 263
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

MissRachel: check out this site: www.losebabyweight.com.au . It has a lot of information about BF safe weight loss and exercise etc. I started walking (taking it easy) straight away, added pilates at 10 weeks, and gym sessions at about 16 weeks (light weights, bodyweight exercises and walking on the...

by bobbin

December 9th, 2012, 12:57 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Tell me about teething!

Hi there I am exhausted at the moment, as DD (7.5 months) has been teething for 7 weeks straight! She got her first tooth (bottom front) a few days before 6 months and then since then she has cut her other bottom front tooth, her top four teeth and I can see another tooth coming on the bottom too (c...

by bobbin

December 9th, 2012, 12:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tell me about teething!

Replies: 7

Views: 263
Re: Do you think a DIL should be just like a daughter?

I voted no. In my own experience, my in-laws seemed to skip the step of getting to know me and went straight to treating me like a daughter. But this is problematic as it did not allow us to develop a strong enough relationship, history and intimacy to have a daughter-parent relationship. This has l...

by bobbin

November 20th, 2012, 2:17 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you think a DIL should be just like a daughter?

Replies: 60

Views: 1134
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

Haha, yes, I think everyone can agree that *labor* is hard on the pelvic floor- and everything else, too! I know you are doing PT to help now, which will surely be helpful later, but do you know if that kind of injury (is it an injury?) will affect future pregnancies (if you are thinking of future ...

by bobbin

November 19th, 2012, 11:36 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1134

Views: 24172
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Pancake: I am so jealous of S's sleep routine! The days when C used to STTN seem like a distant dream now. Your post about S was so cute - your love for her just shines through! Buttons - So glad you are able to get out and about. It really does make a huge difference. That story about the woman be...

by bobbin

November 19th, 2012, 5:17 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16142

Views: 392729
Re: Wanting but Waiting...

Re getting your body ready for pregnancy, if I had my time again I would put a lot of work into improving my core strength and stability and of course doing more pelvic floor exercises. Your core takes such a hammering during pregnancy and childbirth, and then you really need the strength and stabil...

by bobbin

November 19th, 2012, 2:36 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Wanting but Waiting...

Replies: 1134

Views: 24172