Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. I'm not around much at the moment but I'm having hell with my twins View entire thread - E&H on Jan 22, 2014, 2:59 AM
    1. (((HUGS))) - Maybelline on Jan 22, 2014, 7:18 AM
    2. Is separate classes a possibility? - BlessedThistle on Jan 22, 2014, 7:25 AM
    3. Yup. It never ends with my twins. - Kenny on Jan 22, 2014, 7:30 AM
      1. Well Kenny mine and yours are obviously related somehow - E&H on Jan 22, 2014, 3:42 PM
        1. Re: Well Kenny mine and yours are obviously related somehow - FL Gal on Jan 22, 2014, 9:24 PM
        2. Oh No! - ks on Jan 23, 2014, 9:17 AM
    4. Oh mama, I feel your pain - Renata on Jan 22, 2014, 10:07 AM
      1. I have a great one called something like Raising Emotionally Healthy Twins - BlessedThistle on Jan 22, 2014, 1:00 PM
      2. Thanks Renata - E&H on Jan 22, 2014, 3:44 PM
    5. special time - tigger on Jan 22, 2014, 6:17 PM
    6. Magic 123 - tHK on Jan 22, 2014, 10:10 PM
      1. Double post sorry. Nt - tHK on Jan 22, 2014, 10:15 PM
    7. You have your hands full.....m - Hope2009 on Jan 22, 2014, 11:14 PM
    8. Sugar is probably not your issue . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 23, 2014, 7:46 AM
    9. Twin strategy - Aufrecht on Jan 23, 2014, 9:59 AM
      1. I had to laugh at baby jail - E&H on Jan 23, 2014, 4:34 PM
     
  2. Nervous. My baby starts all day daycare tomorrow. View entire thread - Margolis on Jan 20, 2014, 8:49 PM
    1. Awwww . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 21, 2014, 7:53 AM
      1. Thanks - Margolis on Jan 21, 2014, 9:30 AM
        1. Hardest on Moms! - ks on Jan 21, 2014, 1:20 PM
    2. I understand - Renata on Jan 21, 2014, 9:50 AM
    3. He will make so many friends - thesameboat on Jan 21, 2014, 10:58 AM
    4. (((awww))) - sas on Jan 21, 2014, 12:53 PM
    5. I'm guessing this will be harder for you than for him - Leeba on Jan 21, 2014, 1:43 PM
    6. Margolis - demomone on Jan 21, 2014, 7:06 PM
     
  3. Can we do a "where are they now?" thread? View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Jan 20, 2014, 6:29 PM
    1. There is a bunch I'd like to hear how they are doing. - Margolis on Jan 20, 2014, 8:40 PM
      1. hello! - AJ on Jan 21, 2014, 10:41 AM
        1. Good luck, AJ! nt - thesameboat on Jan 21, 2014, 10:53 AM
        2. Wonderful! - ks on Jan 21, 2014, 1:14 PM
    2. I hear from Kay from time to time - thesameboat on Jan 21, 2014, 10:54 AM
    3. Yes, I wish they would check in once/year for those of us who miss them! - Leeba on Jan 21, 2014, 12:08 PM
     
  4. For those with OE and DE children View entire thread - Newbie on Jan 20, 2014, 6:19 PM
    1. Chiming in - Renata on Jan 20, 2014, 7:10 PM
    2. Deleted - Hope2009 on Jan 20, 2014, 11:07 PM
    3. The BEST thing I ever did was decide to complete our family using DE's...m - Hope2009 on Jan 20, 2014, 11:36 PM
      1. I knew you'd have a great response! - Renata on Jan 21, 2014, 9:48 AM
        1. I'm so glad that you loved that prayer and shared it.....m - Hope2009 on Jan 21, 2014, 11:00 AM
    4. Re: For those with OE and DE children - Newbie on Jan 21, 2014, 5:21 PM
    5. Not quite the same but . . - Julie on Jan 23, 2014, 5:50 AM
     
  5. Poll: How is your memory and cognition post-kids? View entire thread - Renata on Jan 20, 2014, 10:35 AM
    1. Going on Atenolol to address anxiety was a huge, huge help - BlessedThistle on Jan 20, 2014, 10:50 AM
    2. Signed on to Lumosity . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 20, 2014, 4:07 PM
      1. It makes me feel like an idiot! - Renata on Jan 20, 2014, 7:11 PM
    3. Renata! - Thk on Jan 20, 2014, 10:57 PM
    4. Well, I think for me it's lack of uninterupted sleep - thesameboat on Jan 21, 2014, 6:31 AM
    5. Renata...oh my goodness, this is my life!!! - Veesha on Jan 21, 2014, 7:53 AM
    6. ugh - gr8tful1 on Jan 21, 2014, 10:00 AM
      1. I understand not liking your responses - Renata on Jan 21, 2014, 11:28 AM
    7. Yes, Renata, this is why my heart is telling me to sell...m - Hope2009 on Jan 21, 2014, 11:17 AM
      1. Wonderful! - Renata on Jan 21, 2014, 11:30 AM
      2. Big step! - Leeba on Jan 21, 2014, 1:46 PM
    8. Oh yes, noticeable decline - Leeba on Jan 21, 2014, 1:40 PM
     
  6. Any brand or type of socks more agreeable to "sensitive" child? View entire thread - Leeba on Jan 18, 2014, 6:14 PM
    1. Look at Jefferies on Amazon - BlessedThistle on Jan 18, 2014, 9:38 PM
      1. Wow! Reading reviews, I didn't know so many kids had sock wars in the morning - Leeba on Jan 19, 2014, 1:07 PM
        1. We all have sensory quirks . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 19, 2014, 9:19 PM
    2. try inside out - keifel on Jan 19, 2014, 1:02 PM
      1. Thank you, good idea. That would solve half the problems - Leeba on Jan 19, 2014, 1:09 PM
    3. 100% cotton socks - Thk on Jan 20, 2014, 6:56 AM
     
  7. Bf-ing on the way out - any tips? View entire thread - finch9 on Jan 18, 2014, 1:51 PM
    1. My experience - Jen in TN on Jan 18, 2014, 4:18 PM
      1. Thanks, Jen! - finch9 on Jan 21, 2014, 3:54 PM
    2. Google "weaning ceremonies or rituals" - Leeba on Jan 18, 2014, 6:05 PM
      1. Duh, why didn't I think of that?:) - finch9 on Jan 22, 2014, 1:57 PM
    3. no advice but I wish you luck - thesameboat on Jan 18, 2014, 10:47 PM
      1. Thanks, sameboat! - finch9 on Jan 22, 2014, 2:02 PM
    4. I Cried... - ks on Jan 19, 2014, 4:54 AM
      1. Good to hear... - finch9 on Jan 22, 2014, 2:08 PM
    5. Sympathize - Antonialisa on Jan 19, 2014, 6:36 PM
    6. I am teary just remembering it! - buttercreme on Jan 20, 2014, 12:04 PM
    7. Okay, you said you were crying as you posted your note...m - Hope2009 on Jan 21, 2014, 1:11 AM
     
  8. Siggy, THK, Birdy and all others struggling... View entire thread - Renata on Jan 18, 2014, 11:19 AM
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  10. Hunger Strike Day 6!!! Help! View entire thread - ks on Jan 14, 2014, 5:25 AM
    1. Check out l reuteri - BlessedThistle on Jan 14, 2014, 8:31 AM
    2. One for the mommy guilt - Liz on Jan 14, 2014, 5:46 PM
    3. Hi, what does the pedi say? - Maggie in VA on Jan 14, 2014, 8:13 PM
    4. try ice water in a bottle - RaineyCat on Jan 15, 2014, 10:21 AM
    5. UPDATE - ks on Jan 15, 2014, 1:09 PM
      1. iherb carries it - BlessedThistle on Jan 15, 2014, 1:39 PM
      2. Stomach bug makes sense - Thk on Jan 16, 2014, 5:07 AM
     
  11. Cry It Out Sleep Training Method- Any no cry solutions? X-post View entire thread - DeeinNYC on Jan 14, 2014, 5:21 AM
    1. There with you! - ks on Jan 14, 2014, 5:28 AM
      1. Hugs to you too ;) - DeeinNYC on Jan 14, 2014, 5:08 PM
    2. Awww she is securely attached, not spoiled - BlessedThistle on Jan 14, 2014, 8:30 AM
      1. Thanks for saying that ;) - DeeinNYC on Jan 14, 2014, 4:50 PM
    3. just discussed this with ped today! - Antonialisa on Jan 14, 2014, 9:02 AM
      1. Seconding the Baby Whisperer recommendation! - finch9 on Jan 14, 2014, 10:58 AM
        1. Baby Whisperer pick up/put down - Antonialisa on Jan 14, 2014, 11:27 AM
          1. comfortable in crib - finch9 on Jan 14, 2014, 12:47 PM
        2. Thanks finch - DeeinNYC on Jan 14, 2014, 5:03 PM
      2. Thanks so much Antonialisa! - DeeinNYC on Jan 14, 2014, 4:59 PM
    4. Re: Cry It Out Sleep Training Method- Any no cry solutions? X-post - Anonymous on Jan 14, 2014, 9:19 AM
      1. Hi - DeeinNYC on Jan 14, 2014, 5:06 PM
    5. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child (My sleep bible) - Anonymous on Jan 14, 2014, 7:40 PM
    6. Read The happiest Baby on the Block - Thk on Jan 15, 2014, 2:57 AM
    7. CIO and swaddling ideas - RaineyCat on Jan 15, 2014, 10:18 AM
    8. Dr. Karps's book - Mrs. M on Jan 15, 2014, 2:00 PM
    9. Anonymous, RaineyCat, Thk and Mrs. M- Thanks - DeeinNYC on Jan 15, 2014, 6:34 PM
     
  12. Prayers needed please View entire thread - tHK on Jan 13, 2014, 5:52 AM
    1. Of course, my friend - siggy on Jan 13, 2014, 6:27 AM
    2. Prayers coming his way . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 13, 2014, 7:29 AM
    3. prayers sent - Antonialisa on Jan 13, 2014, 11:51 AM
    4. Praying - Jen in TN on Jan 13, 2014, 2:41 PM
    5. You got it - Renata on Jan 13, 2014, 6:30 PM
    6. Re: Prayers needed please - FL Gal on Jan 13, 2014, 8:23 PM
      1. Thank you no news he is still with us - THK on Jan 13, 2014, 9:11 PM
    7. in my prayers nt - keifel on Jan 13, 2014, 9:13 PM
      1. He is feeling and getting a little better - thK on Jan 14, 2014, 3:24 AM
    8. Prayers being sent - DeeinNYC on Jan 14, 2014, 5:19 AM
    9. Prayers sent! - finch9 on Jan 14, 2014, 11:13 AM
     
  13. feeling so low View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jan 12, 2014, 9:25 PM
    1. Oh, kiddo . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 13, 2014, 9:24 AM
    2. I understand - Jen in TN on Jan 13, 2014, 2:50 PM
    3. Hang in there Birdy - Renata on Jan 13, 2014, 6:32 PM
    4. I know... - FL Gal on Jan 13, 2014, 8:22 PM
    5. It is hard ?Birdy. - thK on Jan 14, 2014, 3:30 AM
    6. Sending love and strength - finch9 on Jan 14, 2014, 11:12 AM
     
  14. Joining ranks of being called "Grandma" View entire thread - Renata on Jan 11, 2014, 10:31 AM
    1. I feel your pain - FL Gal on Jan 11, 2014, 10:51 AM
      1. I love it! - Ariadne on Jan 11, 2014, 3:42 PM
    2. words of strangers - Antonialisa on Jan 11, 2014, 11:31 AM
    3. Different situation but... - aussiehoneygirl on Jan 11, 2014, 3:37 PM
    4. It sounds like it was her, Renata, not you - Ariadne on Jan 11, 2014, 3:42 PM
      1. Not grandma but I had a total "it was her" experience years ago - BlessedThistle on Jan 11, 2014, 5:51 PM
        1. Oh! I DID have a grandma moment but it was a bad, bad one! - BlessedThistle on Jan 13, 2014, 9:38 AM
        2. ticker maintenance - BlessedThistle on Jul 18, 2014, 1:20 PM
          1. Re: ticker maintenance - BlessedThistle on Jul 18, 2014, 1:25 PM
          2. Re: ticker maintenance - BlessedThistle on Jul 18, 2014, 1:30 PM
    5. Yep, it's happened to me.. and not just once.. people are clueless - Bethlyn on Jan 11, 2014, 6:35 PM
    6. I am so sorry! - Jen in TN on Jan 11, 2014, 6:56 PM
    7. {{{{Hugs}}}} - Maggie in VA on Jan 11, 2014, 9:07 PM
    8. People see things from their own perspective - Leeba on Jan 11, 2014, 9:08 PM
      1. Not sure botox will address nasolabial folds . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 13, 2014, 7:50 AM
    9. I'm sorry, but it sounds as though you look amazing! - siggy on Jan 12, 2014, 4:46 AM
      1. Something really funny related to your post - Renata on Jan 12, 2014, 4:54 PM
    10. I sympathize..... - PAH on Jan 12, 2014, 8:22 AM
    11. Stings, but understandable for me - gr8tful1 on Jan 12, 2014, 11:09 AM
      1. There are other reasons people should be polite - Renata on Jan 12, 2014, 5:02 PM
    12. No one has called me that yet... - Kenny on Jan 12, 2014, 2:28 PM
    13. No reflection on you - finch9 on Jan 12, 2014, 3:00 PM
      1. Aw, thanks! - Renata on Jan 12, 2014, 5:06 PM
        1. me, too - finch9 on Jan 13, 2014, 5:34 AM
    14. yup i know a woman - birdy1600 on Jan 12, 2014, 9:31 PM
    15. I agree Renata! - thK on Jan 14, 2014, 3:26 AM
    16. I've got an even worse story - Naiomi on Jan 14, 2014, 12:53 PM
      1. Oh my gosh! - Renata on Jan 14, 2014, 2:05 PM
        1. Barge on childrens' perception of age - Ariadne on Jan 17, 2014, 7:27 PM
     
  15. Feeling apprehensive about Freddy View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Jan 10, 2014, 11:10 AM
    1. I just read a wonderful book called The Compromised Generation - BlessedThistle on Jan 10, 2014, 11:22 AM
    2. Wellll.... - Kenny on Jan 10, 2014, 6:27 PM
    3. my thoughts.... - Al on Jan 10, 2014, 6:43 PM
      1. Special thanks to you, Al . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 13, 2014, 8:08 AM
    4. Its a hard slog for sure some days - THK on Jan 10, 2014, 10:02 PM
      1. I should mention my innocent darlng boy made is first gun without knowing what they were - BlessedThistle on Jan 11, 2014, 7:53 AM
        1. Exactly! - Kenny on Jan 11, 2014, 8:05 AM
    5. Snap - E&H on Jan 10, 2014, 11:37 PM
    6. Freddy's behavior sounds normal to me, as a mom of 2 boys - Ariadne on Jan 11, 2014, 8:22 AM
      1. I agree - tigger on Jan 11, 2014, 12:47 PM
        1. tigger, I am nodding yes & smiling at the - Ariadne on Jan 11, 2014, 1:48 PM
        2. The gun thing . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 13, 2014, 9:02 AM
    7. I used to work as an ABA therapist. Did "Floortime" too. - Renata on Jan 11, 2014, 10:16 AM
    8. Oh Maggie - aussiehoneygirl on Jan 11, 2014, 3:47 PM
    9. Thank you all so much . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 11, 2014, 10:36 PM
      1. Re: Thank you all so much . . . - FL Gal on Jan 12, 2014, 7:48 AM
        1. Thanks, and something else I should have mentioned . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 13, 2014, 8:35 AM
    10. Thoughts... - PAH on Jan 12, 2014, 8:30 AM
    11. Another little boy anecdote - finch9 on Jan 12, 2014, 3:13 PM
    12. Can't offer any advice/expertise - Christine on Jan 12, 2014, 6:40 PM
     
  16. For parents of toddlers with constipation . . . View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Jan 10, 2014, 8:28 AM
    1. Oh Lord. Sounds dangerous. - Renata on Jan 10, 2014, 10:57 AM
    2. The GI specialist we are seeing said no sugar substitutes either... - Kenny on Jan 11, 2014, 7:01 AM
    3. Had a good laugh! - aussiehoneygirl on Jan 11, 2014, 3:48 PM
     
  17. Have you seen this? onesie that monitors baby's breathing and vitals View entire thread - finch9 on Jan 10, 2014, 8:23 AM
    1. Thanks ! - Al on Jan 10, 2014, 6:24 PM
     
  18. Guess what I got for my 50th birthday!? View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Jan 9, 2014, 10:27 AM
    1. Haha! "Forty-ten", that's great! - Leeba on Jan 9, 2014, 11:12 AM
    2. Grab it! - Maggie in VA on Jan 9, 2014, 11:18 AM
    3. I'm still in denial - Maybelline on Jan 9, 2014, 11:28 AM
    4. My husband too - I think the card arrived BEFORE his birthday - Kenny on Jan 9, 2014, 4:54 PM
    5. If it makes anyone feel better (& it should), my dh got one recently & - Ariadne on Jan 9, 2014, 6:57 PM
    6. Major Denial here too - Thk on Jan 10, 2014, 2:52 AM
    7. I'm 51 - siggy on Jan 10, 2014, 6:03 AM
    8. Happy Birthday! - PAH on Jan 12, 2014, 8:31 AM
    9. yep! - sas on Jan 13, 2014, 3:43 PM
     
  19. Important finding on premature birth!!! View entire thread - body1600 on Jan 9, 2014, 5:22 AM
    1. From My daughter - DE mom to twins on Jan 9, 2014, 6:01 AM
    2. I wonder if something like that could have led to Jonathan's partial abruption/distress - BlessedThistle on Jan 9, 2014, 7:04 AM
    3. Interesting! - Jen in TN on Jan 11, 2014, 7:14 PM
     
  20. tips for surviving the first few weeks View entire thread - AL on Jan 8, 2014, 8:33 PM
    1. AL - tHK on Jan 9, 2014, 1:16 AM
    2. get help help help here are some leads - body1600 on Jan 9, 2014, 5:28 AM
    3. I survived my stay with my mother - BlessedThistle on Jan 9, 2014, 7:09 AM
    4. Night nanny / doula - Leeba on Jan 9, 2014, 9:10 AM
    5. Crazy ideas - Antonialisa on Jan 9, 2014, 7:50 PM
    6. Hi Al!! - DeeinNYC on Jan 10, 2014, 1:46 AM
    7. Thanks to ALL of you :) - Al on Jan 10, 2014, 6:32 PM
      1. A few tips - THK on Jan 10, 2014, 9:50 PM
        1. Thanks K :) - Al on Jan 12, 2014, 4:42 AM
      2. One other thing to keep in mind... - Kenny on Jan 11, 2014, 8:40 AM
        1. yep..apparently c-section. - Al on Jan 12, 2014, 4:45 AM
     
  21. Hesitate to post more rotten news, but here goes: View entire thread - siggy on Jan 8, 2014, 3:42 PM
    1. Oh my Gosh! - ks on Jan 8, 2014, 5:13 PM
      1. Thank you, ks - siggy on Jan 8, 2014, 5:17 PM
    2. Yes please. Do not stay away, be news good or bad - BlessedThistle on Jan 8, 2014, 7:44 PM
      1. Thanks, BT - siggy on Jan 9, 2014, 5:10 AM
    3. Prayers for you - tHK on Jan 9, 2014, 1:14 AM
      1. Thank you, K - siggy on Jan 9, 2014, 4:45 AM
    4. Oh Siggy, I'm sorry to hear that butÂ….. - E&H on Jan 9, 2014, 1:28 AM
      1. Thanks, C - siggy on Jan 9, 2014, 4:53 AM
    5. (((siggy))) - Ariadne on Jan 9, 2014, 6:33 AM
      1. Thank you, Ariadne - siggy on Jan 9, 2014, 8:24 AM
    6. siggy... - Leeba on Jan 9, 2014, 9:04 AM
      1. Leeba, thank you - siggy on Jan 9, 2014, 9:32 AM
    7. Siggy, I am so very sorry. - thesameboat on Jan 9, 2014, 9:57 AM
    8. Dearest Siggy... - Renata on Jan 9, 2014, 10:20 AM
    9. {{{Hugs}}} to you and Charlotte! - Maggie in VA on Jan 9, 2014, 11:28 AM
    10. So sorry to hear this - Leslie on Jan 9, 2014, 12:37 PM
    11. ((siggy)) - Kenny on Jan 9, 2014, 5:21 PM
      1. Thanks, to all of you - siggy on Jan 10, 2014, 5:59 AM
        1. hope it went well Siggy - THK on Jan 10, 2014, 10:21 PM
        2. Many prayers for you and miss Charlotte - Dixiechic on Jan 11, 2014, 6:04 AM
          1. Hi guys. It went ok - siggy on Jan 12, 2014, 4:36 AM
            1. Sweetie... - Renata on Jan 12, 2014, 5:12 PM
            2. You are so much better at this parenting thing than I am. - thesameboat on Jan 13, 2014, 12:39 AM
              1. Thanks, you guys - siggy on Jan 13, 2014, 9:26 AM
            3. I guess I don't understand... - Maya3 on Jan 20, 2014, 4:17 AM
    12. Hugs - PAH on Jan 12, 2014, 2:07 PM
      1. Thank you, PAH - siggy on Jan 12, 2014, 6:37 PM
    13. Oh siggy... - diaphanta on Jan 13, 2014, 2:15 AM
      1. Thanks, D - siggy on Jan 13, 2014, 10:08 AM
    14. Siggy --- - sas on Jan 13, 2014, 11:29 AM
      1. Oh, thank you, sas - soggy on Jan 14, 2014, 2:14 PM
     
  22. Kristen: Replied again to your anxiety post below View entire thread - Renata on Jan 8, 2014, 10:32 AM
    1. thank you! - Kristen on Jan 9, 2014, 11:41 AM
      1. Hi again - Renata on Jan 9, 2014, 12:05 PM
     
  23. I ordered the AncestryDNA kit for me and one of the kids... View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Jan 8, 2014, 7:38 AM
    1. Hi, how hard is it to collect the saliva? - Maggie in VA on Jan 8, 2014, 12:04 PM
      1. I will let you know when the kit comes! - BlessedThistle on Jan 8, 2014, 12:27 PM
    2. I'll be interested in knowing... - Maybelline on Jan 8, 2014, 12:13 PM
      1. I love the thought of finding a common ancestor with them - BlessedThistle on Jan 8, 2014, 12:29 PM
    3. Just ordered one for myself - Renata on Jan 8, 2014, 2:27 PM
    4. Just an FYI - Ginger on Jan 8, 2014, 3:52 PM
      1. No, that makes perfect sense! - BlessedThistle on Jan 8, 2014, 4:42 PM
    5. Wow - tHK on Jan 9, 2014, 1:18 AM
     
  24. Double post. Please diagnose me!!! View entire thread - aussiehoneygirl on Jan 7, 2014, 6:31 AM
    1. Two or three things I'd change up - Maggie in VA on Jan 7, 2014, 8:04 AM
      1. Yes, I am wondering what your insulin level is like on the metformin? - BlessedThistle on Jan 7, 2014, 9:05 AM
    2. A few quick thoughts/questions - Ginger on Jan 7, 2014, 11:43 AM
    3. Well this is hard to do even with the information you provided...m - Hope2009 on Jan 7, 2014, 11:29 PM
     
  25. at one year what transitions with feeding? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jan 7, 2014, 6:23 AM
    1. We feed DS absolutely everything we eat - thesameboat on Jan 7, 2014, 9:27 AM
    2. more - thesameboat on Jan 7, 2014, 10:27 AM
    3. What fun! - Jen in TN on Jan 8, 2014, 5:22 PM
    4. My twinkies turned one a few weeks ago - Christine on Jan 12, 2014, 7:06 PM
     
  26. Speech and language update - and message for Margolis View entire thread - diaphanta on Jan 6, 2014, 2:49 PM
    1. Thanks so much for the update and Advice. - Margolis on Jan 6, 2014, 8:21 PM
      1. Jonathan would have qualified about then (adjusted age) but very shortly had a speech - BlessedThistle on Jan 6, 2014, 9:15 PM
      2. I would not be too concerned... - Piper on Jan 7, 2014, 12:17 AM
        1. Similar experience here - Jen in TN on Jan 8, 2014, 5:26 PM
          1. Your ped is a smart woman! I had a hard time in that "no man's land" too where - BlessedThistle on Jan 8, 2014, 7:54 PM
    2. So glad to hear this diaphanta! And Margolis... - Kenny on Jan 11, 2014, 8:43 AM
    3. Very good news! - Maya3 on Jan 15, 2014, 9:01 PM
     
  27. Reflux advice anyone? View entire thread - Lauranz on Jan 5, 2014, 3:24 PM
    1. Check out l reuteri - it's even in a formula here now - BlessedThistle on Jan 5, 2014, 5:00 PM
    2. we tried lots of stuff - birdy1600 on Jan 5, 2014, 5:32 PM
    3. Is he nursing or formula fed - scubagrl on Jan 5, 2014, 8:12 PM
    4. E&H - Thk on Jan 6, 2014, 4:09 AM
      1. Ok have tried some stuff.... - Lauranz on Jan 6, 2014, 3:50 PM
        1. Ouch is right! - scubagrl on Jan 7, 2014, 10:42 AM
    5. Prevacid - siggy on Jan 10, 2014, 6:59 AM
     
  28. Kristen, how are you feeling? View entire thread - Renata on Jan 4, 2014, 8:43 PM
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  30. OMG its 1 am and these kids will not sleep due to jet lag View entire thread - E&H on Jan 4, 2014, 9:07 AM
    1. Melatonin!!! - BlessedThistle on Jan 4, 2014, 10:00 AM
    2. Swimming - Thk on Jan 5, 2014, 5:20 AM
     
  31. Happy New Year everyone View entire thread - E&H on Jan 3, 2014, 8:13 AM
    1. Happy New Year! - Jen in TN on Jan 3, 2014, 9:10 AM
    2. Happy New Year!! - FL Gal on Jan 3, 2014, 10:14 PM
    3. Happy New Year! - Maybelline on Jan 3, 2014, 10:52 PM
      1. Hahahaha - E&H on Jan 4, 2014, 1:39 AM
    4. Happy New Year! - diaphanta on Jan 6, 2014, 2:50 PM
      1. I'm back in February, we can make a date - E&H on Jan 6, 2014, 11:55 PM
        1. Let's bloody do it! - diaphanta on Jan 7, 2014, 4:54 AM
     
  32. Why DE kids look like you View entire thread - tHK on Jan 2, 2014, 9:51 PM
    1. Good to know...m - Hope2009 on Jan 2, 2014, 11:43 PM
    2. Its funny you should say that - E&H on Jan 3, 2014, 8:15 AM
    3. Good point, THK - Jen in TN on Jan 3, 2014, 9:14 AM
    4. Not remotely the case over here - Renata on Jan 4, 2014, 11:21 AM
    5. Microchimerism - Anonymous on Jan 5, 2014, 8:02 AM
     
  33. my snowflake arrived!! View entire thread - crazy lady on Jan 2, 2014, 12:32 PM
    1. Finally! Congratulations! Been wondering what was up! - Maggie in VA on Jan 2, 2014, 1:02 PM
    2. Oh, CL! You've got your baby in your arms. - thesameboat on Jan 2, 2014, 1:27 PM
    3. Congratulations. Isn't it amazing? - GulfGal on Jan 2, 2014, 2:00 PM
    4. Yay!!! Congrats to you! - sas on Jan 2, 2014, 3:21 PM
    5. Congrats! - MM on Jan 2, 2014, 5:28 PM
    6. Congrats CL - futurebeauty on Jan 2, 2014, 6:25 PM
    7. Oh, I am so happy for you!!! - Jen in TN on Jan 2, 2014, 7:04 PM
    8. Yay ! :) - Al on Jan 2, 2014, 8:23 PM
    9. Wonderful news! - Renata on Jan 2, 2014, 9:15 PM
    10. Hoot hoot! - tHK on Jan 2, 2014, 9:46 PM
    11. Woohoo! Congrats! - FL Gal on Jan 2, 2014, 10:05 PM
    12. Congratulations on your snowflake baby...m - Hope2009 on Jan 2, 2014, 11:34 PM
    13. Congratulations! - ks on Jan 3, 2014, 4:37 AM
    14. Congrats!!! - Dixiechic on Jan 3, 2014, 5:08 AM
    15. Congrats!! - scubagrl on Jan 3, 2014, 8:19 AM
    16. So happy for you and the little man - BlessedThistle on Jan 4, 2014, 10:00 AM
    17. Congratulations! - Antonialisa on Jan 4, 2014, 7:31 PM
    18. Congratulations!!! - Maybelline on Jan 5, 2014, 9:32 PM
    19. Soooo happy for you! - aussiehoneygirl on Jan 6, 2014, 3:13 PM
    20. Great news - krobins on Jan 8, 2014, 2:18 PM
    21. Wonderful news!!! - Ginger on Jan 10, 2014, 8:46 AM
    22. Welcome to the world, snowflake! - Christine on Jan 12, 2014, 7:14 PM
     
  34. Quick piece of advice on anxiety View entire thread - Renata on Jan 1, 2014, 6:36 PM
    1. Great advice, Renata - Jen in TN on Jan 1, 2014, 6:46 PM
      1. I am reading a book - birdy1600 on Jan 1, 2014, 6:52 PM
    2. Oh Renata, I have lots of mantra...anything that gets me through the night...m - Hope2009 on Jan 3, 2014, 12:43 AM
     
  35. off topic: ADVICE needed: preserving old photos and letters View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jan 1, 2014, 5:12 PM
    1. Scan - Maybelline on Jan 2, 2014, 8:51 PM
     
  36. Happy New Year (pic removed) View entire thread - Jen in TN on Dec 31, 2013, 5:34 PM
    1. precious little Santa - thesameboat on Dec 31, 2013, 9:46 PM
      1. Thank you, sameboat! nt - Jen in TN on Jan 1, 2014, 8:13 AM
    2. He's adorable - Dixiechic on Jan 1, 2014, 3:51 PM
      1. Thanks! - Jen in TN on Jan 1, 2014, 5:19 PM
    3. So cute! - KellyCA on Jan 1, 2014, 5:15 PM
      1. Oh, wow! - Jen in TN on Jan 1, 2014, 5:20 PM
    4. so sweet!! - sas on Jan 1, 2014, 8:09 PM
      1. Thank you! nt - Jen in TN on Jan 2, 2014, 7:04 PM
     
  37. When to share story with child View entire thread - Mamannie on Dec 31, 2013, 3:17 PM
    1. age 3 - green.elephant on Dec 31, 2013, 3:45 PM
    2. I always told them - BlessedThistle on Dec 31, 2013, 4:23 PM
    3. As early as possible - Obie on Dec 31, 2013, 4:40 PM
      1. Book - Mamannie on Dec 31, 2013, 4:45 PM
        1. Thank you - Obie on Jan 1, 2014, 7:45 AM
    4. Ongoing from age 3 - Aufrecht on Dec 31, 2013, 5:27 PM
      1. Luckily (?) I had foster cats who had not yet been fixed and female went into first heat - BlessedThistle on Dec 31, 2013, 6:59 PM
    5. Later here - Maybelline on Jan 1, 2014, 1:50 AM
    6. all the time - birdy1600 on Jan 1, 2014, 5:06 PM
    7. I'm finding this harder to put into practice than I anticipated - Ariadne on Jan 1, 2014, 8:27 PM
    8. I've been telling my little guy since he was a baby.....m - Hope2009 on Jan 1, 2014, 11:08 PM
     
  38. We are having two girls! View entire thread - scubagrl on Dec 31, 2013, 10:20 AM
    1. amazing news! - demomone on Dec 31, 2013, 12:27 PM
      1. Do they sell the wood inserts? - scubagrl on Jan 3, 2014, 7:53 AM
    2. I slept in the same room with them their first yr home from the NICU - BlessedThistle on Dec 31, 2013, 12:41 PM
      1. LOVE the angel care monitors!!!! - scubagrl on Jan 3, 2014, 7:55 AM
    3. congrats! - sas on Dec 31, 2013, 1:07 PM
    4. OMG! Congratulations! - thesameboat on Dec 31, 2013, 2:20 PM
      1. I have to admit, I'm kinda excited ;) nt - scubagrl on Jan 3, 2014, 7:55 AM
    5. Congrats! - Jen in TN on Dec 31, 2013, 2:58 PM
      1. Yes! DS#2 was born end of November!! - scubagrl on Jan 3, 2014, 7:57 AM
    6. CONGRATS!!! - divababy on Dec 31, 2013, 8:09 PM
      1. DIVA!!! - scubagrl on Jan 3, 2014, 8:04 AM
    7. Girls are great! - Maybelline on Jan 1, 2014, 1:59 AM
    8. So perfect!!! Congratulations! - KellyCA on Jan 1, 2014, 5:40 PM
      1. your little ones are adorable!! - scubagrl on Jan 3, 2014, 8:14 AM
    9. Double congratulations from a mom of twin daughters.....m - Hope2009 on Jan 1, 2014, 11:27 PM
      1. my 5yo is so excited to be having sisters!! - scubagrl on Jan 3, 2014, 8:17 AM
    10. Congats, Scuba! - Kenny on Jan 11, 2014, 7:40 AM
     
  39. emotional support - ? View entire thread - Kristen on Dec 31, 2013, 9:18 AM
    1. Hmmm, let's start by throwing out "genetic oddness" :-) - Maggie in VA on Dec 31, 2013, 9:35 AM
      1. Re: Hmmm, let's start by throwing out "genetic oddness" :-) - Kristen on Dec 31, 2013, 9:54 AM
        1. IRL support - green.elephant on Dec 31, 2013, 2:58 PM
          1. Re: IRL support - Kristen on Jan 6, 2014, 12:02 PM
    2. Re: emotional support - ? - Anonymous on Dec 31, 2013, 12:52 PM
      1. thank you so much! - Kristen on Jan 6, 2014, 11:43 AM
    3. Sounds as though - Jen in TN on Dec 31, 2013, 3:07 PM
      1. Re: Sounds as though - Kristen on Jan 6, 2014, 11:47 AM
    4. Anxiety SUCKS - Renata on Dec 31, 2013, 3:42 PM
      1. Re: Anxiety SUCKS - Kristen on Jan 6, 2014, 12:00 PM
        1. More thoughts - Renata on Jan 8, 2014, 11:08 AM
    5. Our board buds have given you wonderful thoughts....m - Hope2009 on Jan 3, 2014, 12:27 AM
      1. Re: Our board buds have given you wonderful thoughts....m - Kristen on Jan 6, 2014, 12:37 PM
     
  40. Normal for toddler to line up toys and things by color? View entire thread - Dixiechic on Dec 31, 2013, 8:12 AM
    1. Wouldn't worry unless . . . - Maggie in VA on Dec 31, 2013, 9:22 AM
    2. My son did the same thing. - LizLA on Dec 31, 2013, 10:10 AM
    3. SO normal.... - sas on Dec 31, 2013, 1:06 PM
    4. It's not only normal. It's great! - thesameboat on Dec 31, 2013, 2:02 PM
      1. I concur! here is a toy he will love btw - BlessedThistle on Dec 31, 2013, 4:06 PM
        1. OMG! I love this! - thesameboat on Dec 31, 2013, 9:39 PM
          1. I stumbled into it for only $11 on Amazon and could not resist buying - BlessedThistle on Dec 31, 2013, 9:54 PM
    5. Very very... - tHK on Dec 31, 2013, 5:33 PM
    6. Dixie, have you read the book 'Mind in the Making'? - thesameboat on Dec 31, 2013, 9:44 PM
      1. Thank you!!! My cyber sistas are the best - Dixiechic on Jan 1, 2014, 6:28 AM
     
  41. Support and Advice needed! View entire thread - krobins on Dec 29, 2013, 3:05 PM
    1. What a blessing - FL Gal on Dec 29, 2013, 5:24 PM
    2. Yes it's hard but it's worth it - Leslie on Dec 29, 2013, 7:11 PM
    3. Ditto! What a blessing! - demomone on Dec 29, 2013, 7:13 PM
    4. AngMac and MovingForwardHappily have been in similar shoes - BlessedThistle on Dec 29, 2013, 7:35 PM
    5. It will be okay, it really will! - PAH on Dec 29, 2013, 8:01 PM
    6. OE surprise pregnancy mentioned above - thesameboat on Dec 30, 2013, 1:49 AM
    7. First, congratulations, and then . . . - Maggie in VA on Dec 30, 2013, 7:30 AM
    8. What a great mantra Katie....m - Hope2009 on Dec 30, 2013, 11:50 PM
    9. That was me! - Mamannie on Dec 31, 2013, 3:26 PM
     
  42. Pic removed View entire thread - Maybelline on Dec 27, 2013, 4:21 PM
    1. Your children are beautiful. - Margolis on Dec 27, 2013, 7:06 PM
    2. Lovely, Maybelline - Leeba on Dec 27, 2013, 8:29 PM
      1. Re: Lovely, Maybelline - Maybelline on Dec 30, 2013, 5:24 PM
    3. Adorable! - sas on Dec 27, 2013, 10:39 PM
    4. So precious - Dixiechic on Dec 28, 2013, 6:30 AM
    5. so cute - birdy1600 on Dec 28, 2013, 5:05 PM
    6. Hi, I saw them before they were taken down . . . - Maggie in VA on Dec 30, 2013, 7:31 AM
      1. I missed them :( - BlessedThistle on Dec 30, 2013, 11:05 AM
        1. I'm sorry - Maybelline on Dec 30, 2013, 5:26 PM
     
 
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