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by Yankee
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Car seat battles
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: Car seat battles

I hear you, this is still an issue with us many days. She can climb in on her own now if she's in the mood so sometimes she climbs in, then tries to climb into the front seat. I try to reserve something for bribery, like I'll hand you this toy when you are buckled in, but there isn't often something...
by Yankee
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: Still no period
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Still no period

Mine came back pretty early, I think around 6 weeks, but I had to supplement with formula. The important thing to know is this: you can ovulate and conceive whilst breastfeeding, and that can happen before your first period. So unless you'd be happy conceiving again now, I would not recommend relyin...
by Yankee
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: Does breastfeeding put on the weight?
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Does breastfeeding put on the weight?

I think as with all things, your results will vary! Both things are true - you burn a lot more calories breastfeeding as you're creating calories for your baby every day. But you probably also eat more because it's hard work making all that milk. As long as you're eating to your hunger and drinking ...
by Yankee
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Birthdays

For DD's second birthday we ended up just having family around. I felt guilty not inviting friends/kids because it didn't feel like a 'real party'. But then, she was so grumpy for first hour of her party that I was so glad I just kept it to family! :smt005
by Yankee
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: struggling to get my head around his
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: struggling to get my head around his

One potential way to reframe it that I've heard before... Would your husband throw a chair at his boss and consider it 'no big deal?' If he agrees it's not ok to throw a chair at his boss, why is it ok to throw a chair at his child? If he's physically capable of stopping himself throwing a chair whe...
by Yankee
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Working with filo
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Working with filo

I could use some tips from people who cook with filo pastry. I used it for the first time last night to make what was meant to be a lamb and spinach borek type thing where you roll up the meat and coil it around. Having never used it before I didn't realise you were meant to let it thaw for three ho...
by Yankee
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Facebook statuses you're not going to actually post
Replies: 10040
Views: 306221

Re: Facebook statuses you're not going to actually post

FIRST POO IN THE POTTY!!!! I really had to hold myself back from Facebook on that one. :lol: I knew she was overdue for a poo at bath time so when we were getting undressed she was happy to sit on her potty and pretend (up to now she had instigated lots of 'pretend peepee' and poopoo but we weren't ...
by Yankee
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Might not get Mum of the Year (updated from last week post)
Replies: 19
Views: 2170

Re: Absolutely Not Mother of the Year award

We've done swimming lessons here since 6 months old. But, we have a pool in the backyard so for us its more about safety than anything else. I want to know that if they somehow get in the pool, which is highly unlikely without an adult present that they can get to the edge and get out. My sister di...
by Yankee
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: HG I loathe you
Replies: 95
Views: 6068

Re: HG I loathe you

Jenbt85 wrote:Has the HG meant disclosing your pregnancy sooner than you would have otherwise?
Hugs ABL. I only had moderate morning sickness, but I had to do the same - tell my boss early or else risk throwing up during a meeting.
by Yankee
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Might not get Mum of the Year (updated from last week post)
Replies: 19
Views: 2170

Re: Absolutely Not Mother of the Year award

I think it's a cultural thing in Australia to be so focussed on swimming lessons. I get it, most of our population lives near the ocean - but it wasn't quite as much an obsession where I grew up in the US (or maybe I just wasn't paying attention). Most of my mother's group were doing "lessons" from ...
by Yankee
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Facebook statuses you're not going to actually post
Replies: 10040
Views: 306221

Re: Facebook statuses you're not going to actually post

Domestic win! Pro tip: if you get a grease stain on a brand new apoulstered chair, put a thick layer of corn starch on it, rub it in and vaccuum.
by Yankee
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Leaving your baby with a carer.
Topic: Start using formula?
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Start using formula?

Hi and welcome! Just wanted to add that it's completely normal to take a long time to express 'extra' for later. After about 6 weeks, your boobs know just how much your baby needs and don't make much 'extra'. Make sure you sneak away during the reception to express, even if just for your own comfort...
by Yankee
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Autism spectrum disorders
Replies: 192
Views: 28538

Re: Autism spectrum disorders

I was at a talk about Aspergers this week and although I knew a bit about it, I was really fascinated to learn about girls and women with Aspergers. Apparently they have the same underlying differences in the brain as boys, but they tend to cope with it differently - instead of acting out, they with...
by Yankee
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Fear of the bath
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: Fear of the bath

I thought I would update to say that the gentle, gradual reintroduction of the bath was the way to go. There were still a few tears for a week or two but after that the bath was back to being a highlight of the evening. We've hit a rough patch again, though - twice she's done a big messy poo in the ...
by Yankee
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Ready for the potty?
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Ready for the potty?

Thought I would update to say that ... yeah no. It was definitely a phase of wanting to do pretend. She hasn't asked to sit on the potty in over a week and if we encourage her (say before a bath) she'll happily sit there and do all the pretend steps involved. She's even very open about it - Me: "Do ...