"Kiss your pre-baby boobs goodbye... I think that should be a warning in every pregnancy book, because it really doesn't matter if you breast feed or not, your breasts will never be the same.
I will say, a good fitting bra can…"
"lol - definite "first baby" reaction... :)
I will admit, though, I had no idea just how resilient these little ones are until my fourth was born! She was a surprise, coming along six years after the third, so of course, all…"
"We do cloth - disposables are way too expensive! We only do disposables when we will are on trips. My daughter is almost two, and we've spent maybe $200 in diapers for her whole life - that's for cloth and the disposables…"
"The prefolds are your basic white square cloth that have the double layer in the center. You have to fold them, pin them, etc... A pain in the tush, but they're cheap and easy to find! However, they were too complicated for my…"
"I really liked the IUD as a form of birth control. The insertion was a little painful, but nothing ibuprofen couldn't manage. And I had a little more cramps with my periods, but after a few months, it seemed normal.
"I decided to use cloth diapers with my youngest. Mainly because we're too broke to shoulder the huge disposable diaper expense! We were given a bunch of the prefolds, and have found both the pre-folds and the vinyl covers cheap at…"
"I have four kids, all have breastfed exclusively. With the first three, my period came back within the first few months postpartum. Its been 14 months since my youngest was born, and I was surprised that my period has not come…"
"6 years? I've got a six year old daughter, and it's pretty hard to fathom her breastfeeding at this age. And a son would be even more difficult. I think that by the time they could remember it when they were older, it…"
"When my daughter tried to bite, I will either gently flick her cheek, remove the nipple (if her teeth aren't clamped around it - that's when the flicking comes in...) and usually a startled shout or "NO!" makes her stop. …"
"She will probably develop her own nickname. My oldest, Isaac, I thought we would call "Zac", but the only nickname that ever stuck for him was an offhanded one used by my husband's best friend. "Isenheimer". Our other son,…"
"Try some cloth diapers. They can often be found at thrift stores for pretty cheap. We have collected a couple dozen, and three vinyl pants to cover them. We've had as little as four diapers, and were able to make that work by washing…"
""Most people don't realize that circumcision actually became routine in English speaking countries (1870-1920s) as a "cure" for masturbation."
Right... Had nothing to do with the centuries-old Jewish heritage and faith.…"
"I know its not the same, but I found out I was pregnant a few weeks after my divorce was finalized. What a painful reminder of my failed marriage! I was going to give the baby up for adoption. I had a three year old and a six month old at the time,…"
"Count me in! I was doing really good after my daughter was born, but then I hurt my knee, and got out of the routine. I was ready to start exercising again, and injured my foot. Now I don't care what infirmities come my way, I am going to…"
"baby #1 has a scrapbook covering all of the first year, plus a baby book that is filled up to year four. Baby # 2 has the beginnings of a baby book (maybe 2 months worth?) and lots of digital pics on the computer. Baby # 3 has pics on the computer,…"