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  1. Thread: 3 years....

    by dana_renay
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    I haven't been on APA in a long time, but I...

    I haven't been on APA in a long time, but I checked in today because something made me think about you and wonder if you'd ever found your match. I hope it happens for you soon.
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    We paid $2500 cash, all inclusive and...

    We paid $2500 cash, all inclusive and non-refundable. I ended up with a hospital transfer, but she stayed with me the entire time, got us nursing, and came and visited us at home after we were...
  3. Poll: My water broke at 40+5, she wasn't born until 41+3

    My water broke at 40+5, she wasn't born until 41+3
  4. Can you nurse sidelying? The milk will go into...

    Can you nurse sidelying? The milk will go into her cheek instead of her throat and she won't choke.
  5. I absolutely agree that you are brave to talk...

    I absolutely agree that you are brave to talk about this kind of intensely personal decision in a public forum and I hope no one would judge you regardless of the choice you make.
    I am of the camp...
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    The graph on pg 2 of this article is a nice quick...

    The graph on pg 2 of this article is a nice quick look at the theory:

    http://www.gesellinstitute.org/pdf/DevelopmentalPOV.pdf

    But basically, from 18 months to about age 5, there are half year...
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    My child is quite a bit younger than this (20...

    My child is quite a bit younger than this (20 months), but someone posted this article on my local FB parenting group about developmental stages and it seemed to resonate with a ton of the moms on...
  8. I'm fascinated by the medical science at play...

    I'm fascinated by the medical science at play here. It sounds like that explanation makes a lot of sense with respect to your previous losses and it opens up a path for potential treatment. I think...
  9. Although I'm not a frequent poster, I've been...

    Although I'm not a frequent poster, I've been around APA for a long time and have read your struggles with three terrible losses. I have been thinking your current situation since you...
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    Not for drug addiction, but for mother and family...

    Not for drug addiction, but for mother and family issues these two sites have helped me immensely:

    http://www.daughtersofnarcissisticmothers.com

    and
    ...
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    We use a trashcan with a stepon lid and a...

    We use a trashcan with a stepon lid and a PlanetWise liner. Works great, no smell!
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    My almost-18 month old is having a weird sleep...

    My almost-18 month old is having a weird sleep regression the last week or so and my DH just asked me this morning "isn't there *something* you can do?" (Although I don't know why he cares - he...
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    The Definitive Guide to Infant Sleep

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Parenting/comments/1cqncb/i_read_all_the_major_books_on_baby_sleep_here_is/
  14. Thread: flips

    by dana_renay
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    I use Flips for my daytime diapers, but I rarely...

    I use Flips for my daytime diapers, but I rarely use the inserts and just use prefolds inside them instead. I felt that the insert didn't absorb enough. But I'm very happy with them as covers.
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    My 17 month old goes to bed at 630. Sometimes it...

    My 17 month old goes to bed at 630. Sometimes it take a while for her to go to sleep, but generally, it seems to be about the right time. We wake up about 615am and she generally naps for 1.5hrs at...
  16. Thread: BFing

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    She tries sometimes, but I hate the creeping...

    She tries sometimes, but I hate the creeping feeling it gives me and so I'll pull my shirt down over that side, or distract her in some other way. I also try to relax and focus on nursing, or do...
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    I have seen things like these, which seem like...

    I have seen things like these, which seem like they could be helpful in terms of offering an alternative. Or could you put one of the baby covers on it? Unfortunately, a nice soft wood is really...
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    Our furniture is by Creations and they are very...

    Our furniture is by Creations and they are very sturdy, lifetime kind of pieces. Much higher quality than the Babies R Us stuff, but we paid out the nose for it. Kind of a waste of money, since the...
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    Excellent advice, Myles, for all adults in...

    Excellent advice, Myles, for all adults in dealing with overbearing/overprotective/overstepping parents. I learned those techniques the hard way, and they really work. Not necessarily to change the...
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    Chrissy - When is the wedding? If you come to...

    Chrissy - When is the wedding? If you come to St. Louis, we should meet up. Let me know if you're interested.

    Erin - I can't believe your job just up and fired you, although it sounds like you...
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    My DD had that too a couple of weeks ago. I was...

    My DD had that too a couple of weeks ago. I was on the verge of taking her to the doctor when it started clearing up on it's own. It was only really bad for a few days. How long has it been going...
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    Suja, I wish I had not read even a little bit of...

    Suja, I wish I had not read even a little bit of your link. Tragic.
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    It's funny, sometimes I work from home and DD...

    It's funny, sometimes I work from home and DD goes to daycare. But at lunchtime, I might watch Netflix while I eat or something. And every once in a while, I'll get a freakout feeling for a split...
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    If she needs the extra milk, give it to her. ...

    If she needs the extra milk, give it to her. Just graaaaadually work toward spacing out bottles (you do not need to space out nursings unless you want to). You are doing an amazing job!! She does...
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    We started straight off with table...

    We started straight off with table food...whatever we were eating that was softish. So, sweet potato, baked potato, pasta, steamed veggies, beans, etc. We never did cereal or purees because she did...
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