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user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Laurnabeth:" Why are the AP groups on Facebook so hardcore? Its like if you don't follow every single aspect of it, then your just a poser and not an AP at all. Wth?"


You don't get any of that here. We all make different decisions. We all think different things are best for our kids, and no one else can say anything cuz no one else knows our kids

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... but then again Idk for sure On one hand I'm excited about starting work...on the other I'm scared and want to cry ...I'm a mess"


I know the feeling all to well. I've been home for 16 months with J. I return to work tomorrow. I'm as nervous as hell. DH is taking the day off to be with her but he's only every had her for 3 hours tops. So this will be interesting. I hope they do okay....I have no choice though..I have to go back to work. I'm fine with working...just worried about the adjustment period. The last thing I want to do is have her feel traumatized. :(

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59810 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting applelove:" I need some opinions or advise. I am curious about weaning. I don't want to do it I want my baby to just ... [snip!] ... of solids. I am going to be working more solids in to the diet soon. What age did you wean or did your baby self wean? "


no one can tell you exactly when your child WOULD wean. most kids, who truly self wean, do so between 3 and 4 years old, I've heard. And remember, that you can always just "go with the flow" and if you get to a point or age where you are no longer comfortable, you can wean then.



I do think the first 2 years are very important though. I've chosen to self-wean (so far) and right now I'm nursing my 5 month old and also my older son, who is 2 yr 7m old. I promised DH I would wean him by his 3rd birthday (DH has issues with my nursing past 24 months, so this was a compromise), but I honestly don't know if I will wean then or not.

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" I don't even know why so many people cluster a bunch of things not even pertaining to AP in with it. ... [snip!] ... EC, vaccines, etc. They have nothing to do with AP at all but people will tell you you're not for not doing hat stuff."


I know I said that. They said its all about never hurting your child.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
8th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Blissful Six:</b>" I know the feeling all to well. I've been home for 16 months with J. I return to work tomorrow. I'm ... [snip!] ... I'm fine with working...just worried about the adjustment period. The last thing I want to do is have her feel traumatized. :("</blockquote>



Yeah I'm worried about that too! Atleast she's used to your husband :) I'm mostly worried about accidents cuz he's sooo fast...and last week he burned his hand when I was watching him :((( makes me extra paranoid about someone else watching him...he got a black eye the other day when my mom watched him while I was sewing in the next room aggh

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting Laurnabeth:" I know I said that. They said its all about never hurting your child."


People who think they should be perfect always fail. Sadness.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
16th Oct '12

Asking you ladies because I like to avoid X-rays unless its absolutely necessary ....my son has a hard movable lump under a bruise...he's had it since yesterday morning ....taking him in a few hours just in case....but in scared they will want to do an xray

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" Asking you ladies because I like to avoid X-rays unless its absolutely necessary ....my son has a hard ... [snip!] ... had it since yesterday morning ....taking him in a few hours just in case....but in scared they will want to do an xray"


Where is it located? Does he have full movement of the limb it's on?



That sounds like more of an ultrasound/mri situation than an xray situation.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Where is it located? Does he have full movement of the limb it's on? That sounds like more of an ultrasound/mri situation than an xray situation."</blockquote>




Haha I just posted about it again dammit...
Yeah he doesn't seem bothered by it at all



It really freaks me out because he hasn't had any hard falls there that I know of

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
16th Oct '12

Dear God I don't want him to have an MRI 0_0

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Where is it located? Does he have full ... [snip!] ... Yeah he doesn't seem bothered by it at all It really freaks me out because he hasn't had any hard falls there that I know of"


Do you have a picture? That does sound kinda freaky but it could be a ton of different things.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" Do you have a picture? That does sound kinda freaky but it could be a ton of different things."


Whoops didn't notice how old he is. You could've missed a fall pretty easily at that age and sometimes all you need is a tiny bump for a bruise, I get bruises all the time and don't even remember why.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Do you have a picture? That does sound kinda freaky but it could be a ton of different things."</blockquote>



No...I can't post on my phone tho...but it just looks like a bruise...you have to actually feel around to notice the lump...its like half an inch or so

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Whoops didn't notice how old he is. You could've missed a fall pretty easily at that age and sometimes ... [snip!] ... at that age and sometimes all you need is a tiny bump for a bruise, I get bruises all the time and don't even remember why."</blockquote>




I know he gets bruises all the time...but the lump is what scares me...and its like moveable...like a hematoma?

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Whoops didn't notice how old he is. You ... [snip!] ... I know he gets bruises all the time...but the lump is what scares me...and its like moveable...like a hematoma?"


That sounds like something I would be worried about too, but it might be nothing. Go on in to the Dr and see what they say. Just tell then that you want to avoid any unnecessary procedures.



All parents know how scary it is when you are worried about your little one just try and keep in mind that in small doses X-ray, CAT Scans and MRIs are all safe. Yes we worry about our babies but if the Dr thinks it is important for something like an MRI I think you should listen to your Dr.(if it is a Dr who you trust. If you do not trust them then get a second opinion)



I bet you LO is just fine and this is probably nothing. Try not to worry. :)