I went looking for info on this subject as it’s coming up for me again lately. Pregnancy and childbirth were difficult in pretty straightforward ways, but there are some other triggers coming up as I parent my kids who are slightly older now. I thought this might be helpful for others too. http://themamabeareffect.org/parenting-as-a-survivor.html
I’m freaking out right now. My 4 YO just got taken back to get a root canal and a crown at the dentist. I know they’re professionals and it’s what’s best for her but I can’t stop worrying about her! She must be crying and scared! (We couldn’t make it to the appointment where we could be in the room with her because she was in pain and needed to be seen NOW.) 😥😥😥😥😥
When can I expect my milk to dry up? I haven't nursed or pumped or anything for over 5 months. I still have the occasional let down during the day, and sometimes don't even feel it but will have milk spots come through my shirt! It's not a big deal, it just seems like it's been a long time...
My 3.5 yo runs away when she gets hurt. She makes eye contact and then runs as fast and far as she can, finds a hiding spot, and sits there alone. If she is really hurt she cries, but otherwise she just sits there for a bit and then goes back to playing. If we try to hug her or comfort her she screams and kicks and says "go away!!!!!" ????? She has done this since about 1.5/2 years o... More
Okay, for anyone else who has the Nexplanon implant- did you EVER stop bleeding or should I just give up? It's been 6 months and I'm done having a constant period, I think I need to just get the thing taken out. I was warned that for some women this could happen, but UGH, it's incessant!
Just found the "SHUSHING BABY" videos on YouTube. There's one for every type of shush. My baby happens to like #4, which sounds the most like my shushing. Now I just need to find a contraption to pat his little back so I don't have to put him to sleep at all! Just thought I'd share.
Yesterday I gave up nursing my 6 month old baby boy. Everyone kept telling me I should stop beating myself up about it because I had nursed him longer than average, but for me, average isn't good enough. This is my second child, and I nursed my first until she was 2.5 YEARS old, and she self-weaned. I LOVE breastfeeding. Even more than being pregnant, breastfeeding was the #1 thing that mad... More
Just a follow up from a previous post: I want to thank everyone for their advice on house sharing with children. We wound up becoming AirBnB hosts and have been doing it for a bit now. It's actually really nice to have the guess come and go and it doesn't really matter if we get along great or not because it's temporary. Also a plus that we are earning twice as much as we would ha... More
At 2 months old this little butt gave up on nursing. I didn't know why other than maybe he preferred the bottle. Then after that was confirmed I didn't have a clue what to do. His pediatrician, my OBGYN, and every nurse we talked to said "he's gaining weight just fine so just keep pumping." But I didn't want to give up on the convenience of nursing and exclusively pump... More
Took my kids to the zoo today and the 5 month old cried from the minute we left home to the minute we got back - 3 hours! I had like 5 different moms come up to me and either offer help or just tell me I was doing a good job and to hang in there. I held it together while we were out, but now their kindness is bringing tears to my eyes now that everyone is calm and okay. ❤️🖖🏼 thanks to all the ... More
I know everyone has their ideas about siblings vs only children and what that means for parents and kids, but I often think it's strange we only have one offspring at a time... doesn't it make more sense to have twins, or small litters? And wouldn't it make a lot more sense if our babies matured quicker during gestation and on the outside?
Does anyone have non-family housemates living with them and their small children? A family member just moved out of our house and we need someone to move in to be able to afford our bills, but I am so nervous about finding someone to move in! How can we trust someone we have never met to be around the kids day and night? And frankly, who in their right mind is gonna want to live in a house wi... More
My son got his first body shaming today. 😕 We were registering for his 4 mo checkup and a 5 year old behind us looked into the stroller and made a gagging noise and said "ew, that baby is fat!" His mom gasped and scolded him and told him it's healthy for babies to be bigger. He replied "no that's gross, and I was never that big." 😳 Haha, well personally I like a little meat on a man.
Hope you're having a better week than us. 5 colds, 5 coughs, 3 eye infections - 2 viral and 2 combo viral and bacterial, one tiny UTI, and a mysterious rash... only one middle of the night trip to the ER, and 5 calls to advice nurse/on-call Drs. Can't we all just check into the hospital and be waited on by professionals?? #DrMom
My (4 mo) second born HATES NURSING! He is fine with a bottle, but just gets frustrated when breast feeding- any position, any time of day or night, any situation. I would totally think it was me (and still wonder if it is), but my daughter nursed just fine until 2.5 years!! I am producing enough - I can tell when I pump. WTF?!? He latches and unlatches repeatedly. Then just gets fussy and even... More
Does anyone else have a toddler who constantly takes their shoes off? It doesn't seem to matter what the are: sandals, boots, laces, straps, slip ons, etc. I have bought so many different types and sizes and styles of footwear to try to make her comfortable wearing them but she has always taken her shoes off! She wants to be bare-foot always! Gah!
If you have children (human or other) you have to own this stuff. I bought it at the recommendation of another mom to wash out soiled underwear (currently potty training), and it works! I also have had amazing results with: musty towels, husbands sweaty workout clothes, and loads of laundry that get left overnight (oops) ! I ordered this large bottle on Amazon. Haven't tried it in anything... More