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    The Mom Thread

    Lilah was right around the same age when she decided that soothers were for suckers and nursing to sleep was for ninnies so I feel your napping pain! Definitely keep trying! From my experience - sleep begets sleep. If Lilah napped well during the day - she slept much better at night too...
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    The Mom Thread

    Didn't use a TENS, but we did rent a birthing pool - and it was a GODSEND for me! We rented the inflatable one, that's nice and deep. I was only comfortable while rocking on my hands and knees, but still wanted to be submerged in hot water, so our own regular bathtub wouldn't have cut it...
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    The Mom Thread

    Awww...I imagine I'd go pretty stir crazy too! If she doesn't have a tablet, get her one ASAP! Then: - sign up for Netflix and get a Blockless account (so she can get US Netflix which is much better) - add the Kindle Reader App and give her a big GC to amazon so she can buy all sorts of...
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    The Mom Thread

    I'm in Vancouver too - just across the bridge at Cambie and Broadway! I have a Moby wrap, and a BabyHawk Mai Tei, and an Ergo, and a Maya ring sling, and I might even have a bjorn in there too (hand me down) - sooooooooooooo if you want to come by and take a look at all of them, and see what...
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    The Mom Thread

    Hah! I also banned my hubby from eating garlic and onions and megoreng and anything from this one specific chinese place....and and and. Poor guy, he had limited options for lunch for a long time! And while it may seem impossible for baby to get what they need from the little amount you're...
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    The Mom Thread

    I also forget how miserable I was during pregnancy (at least you know at some point you will too - though that does nothing to help you now) until I'm reminded by someone in your current state bettEC. Although I wasn't barfing, the constant nausea, food aversions, awful mouth taste, and...
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    The Mom Thread

    Doesn't it just make your heart melt? Lilah loves to drop stuff into the (empty) bathtub and exclaim "uh oh" except she puts a really long pause between the uh and the oh....which cracks me up every time. And another favorite word is "bu" aka book! She LOVES books....and will bring us book...
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    Top Sci Fi / Fantasy Books of 2012

    Just finished reading the 6th in the Wool series and I'm really liking them! I've also read the first in his Molly Fyde series which isn't bad either (not quite as uniquely written as the Wool series though.
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    The Mom Thread

    It really puts me at ease to read this!! Lately, I have had so many (well intentioned) comments about 4, 5, 6 and even 8 year olds that "aren't out of their parents beds" or "require a parent to be there to fall asleep" and I admit, it started to make me worry just a wee bit - heh. Lucky for...
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    The Mom Thread

    Congrats to all the new mamas and papas!! Yay for beautiful new babies :) And I agree GG - It really does feel like so long ago, and yet other times it feels like only yesterday. Having and raising babies is pretty damn cool (sometimes difficult, trying, patience-wearing, and exhausting -...
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    The Mom Thread

    I bet if you just shift her entire schedule by 10-15 minutes every couple of days, she'll adjust within a week or so :) Lilah is working on her 4th tooth, and she's making a few developmental advancements (crawling/pulling up to a stand) so she's definitely not at the top of her sleep game...
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    The Mom Thread

    Lilah usually sleeps from around 7:30-8:00pm until 7:00-7:30am. Although the last few nights have been a bit of a shit show due to teething. Normally, she goes down quite easily, and rarely wakes up - even when she nurses. But she didn't go down until 10:00pm a couple nights ago (after...
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    The Mom Thread

    Say all moms with 20/20 hindsight! Heh Having a baby was amazing, and lookin BACK on my experience, I can definitely say it was a pretty fantastic labour and delivery; BUT in the moment I distinctly remember thinking to myself "why on earth do women choose to DO this to themselves again (and...
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    The Mom Thread

    That's because those numbers are based on two small UK studies from the early 90's that were published by Goldberg et al in BMJ. When the numbers are small, the odds ratios can really throw off the "stats" that people will quote! They were both small retrospective studies looking at kids...
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    The Mom Thread

    Our doula used our contraction app to time mine...I'm sure they are very used to timing contractions for their clients! She also guided Patrick along when it came to calling the midwives :)
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