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Recent content by rubytuesday

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    The Mom Thread

    Congrats Casey! Boo mcbee that does suck, hopefully you can get some rest this long weekend. I've been reading again, thanks to L finally finally sleeping all night which means I can stay up on weekends and read instead of napping with him. I've been finding some good self care books...
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    The Mom Thread

    No major tantrums since last week thankfully! I did get that book though, and they recommend using babysitters/daycare/preschool as much as possible, haha. The counting to 3 is a good reminder though, I am pretty consistent at following through with L but in the morning rush it can be hard to...
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    The Mom Thread

    This is starting over here too, this morning was rough, he ended up in a long-sleeved shirt, shorts, and rain boots with no socks. He gets into this zone where it doesn't matter what the choices are, he's going to find something to get really hysterical about regardless. This morning we gave up...
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    The Mom Thread

    Congrats sugar! The green beaver sunblock is a bit better than the badgerbalm (imo) for spreading onto baby skin. They sell it in a spray-friendly format now too and I find if you warm it up in your hands it's not that hard to spread on. I was crazy about the sunblock when L was a baby, they...
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    The Mom Thread

    L has milk for breakfast too (a bottle when he wakes up), but will pick at assorted fruits, dry cereals, and cashews while we're getting ready to leave the house. Right now he's over apples and bananas which is annoying because they're so easy to keep around. He's been a lot pickier after having...
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    The Mom Thread

    L still uses a soother for naps and night-time a little bit, it's no longer as essential as his blankie (and he can make do without that too now if he has to). We started limiting it during the day at some point last year, and just gradually cut it back to bedroom only without much fuss. He's...
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    The Mom Thread

    I personally believe wee ones need movement to thrive and that it's a totally normal developmental thing, which some need more than others (L was "high needs" and I spent hours walking/rocking him around). I used the swing, the sling, stroller, and rocking and it all just stopped working around...
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    The Mom Thread

    I had a homebirth and didn't want any family there but my partner. I also didn't want anyone to even know I was in labour (unless I felt 100% that they supported me and staying at home and wouldn't freak out). I knew my parents fully supported me staying at home but I still didn't want them...
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    The Mom Thread

    I had a home birth and didn't attend anything but a one-day birth class with my bf and we were fine, but you might be able to attend an information session put on by your midwife centre. My midwife gave me a sheet with everything they wanted on it (like old towels, hot water, etc.), as well as...
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    Nobody Cares...

    Awesome, thanks. At this point they just want as many participants as possible, I don't know if they're concerned with urban versus rural. I'm assuming they're doing a qualitative analysis (which is more common in sex research afaik). I can definitely post a follow-up on results. :)
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    Nobody Cares...

    Haha never look at porn or never waste your time contributing to the study? :P On a side note they're having trouble finding participants who do NOT look at porn with their partners or alone.
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    Nobody Cares...

    Hi all, some researchers I know need study participants for an online study of porn use in relationships. As long as you are in a relationship (whether you use porn or not, whether your partner does, or not), you can participate. You probably don't want to be filling out the survey at work due...
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    The Mom Thread

    Congrats! Don't freak out, everything you need/need to know can be learned once baby is there, really. Babies are very forgiving of newbie parents, it's amazing. Baby is overheating if their head is sweaty, baby is cold if they (their hands/feet?) feel cold. Little babies will fuss if they...
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    The Mom Thread

    Agreed that some babies are just big pee-ers, mine sure is. I've found the night pee thing depends on age and of course whether they're feeding before bed and through the night or not. Once they stop pooping at night you want to maximize your sleep and minimize night changes and that's where...
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    The Mom Thread

    I hope having some time to be alone with the baby (during the day) helps you feel better. Remember that pretty much any time you're feeling like you're waking up or nursing too much probably lines up with a growth spurt age (7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9...
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