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by Yankee
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: Hi

Hi and welcome! I honestly can't remember how to get the lillipie counter things to work, I think I just tried a few and pasted the code in until I got something I liked. I took mine off after I weaned so now I'm boring! :lol:
by Yankee
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: She's Here!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2172

Re: She's Here!!

Congratulations! So glad you're both doing well! I hope you get answers soon on the bf pain.
by Yankee
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Ready for the potty?
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Ready for the potty?

Yeah we're not planning on pushing things. I saw 'no cry potting training solution' in the bargain bin six months ago and thought, 'why not?' So I know what 'signs of readiness' to look out for. She has some of them, like telling us when she does a poo. But I don't think she has any concept of feeli...
by Yankee
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: Baby eviction vibes please
Replies: 20
Views: 1742

Re: Baby eviction vibes please

Sending positive vibes your way!
by Yankee
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: How do I stop catching my children's colds.
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

Re: How do I stop catching my children's colds.

You have my sympathies. My husband went through this a few months back, he had back to back colds for like two months. He tried everything - vitamin C, expensive 'immune' herbal supplements, he quit swimming and swapped back to jogging (convinced the hot moist air was making it more likely for him t...
by Yankee
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Ready for the potty?
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Ready for the potty?

I think it's just another pretend play game. We had one more episode of wanting to sit on the 'big potty' without her nappy on, still no deposits, she just wanted to do the ritual parts like 'wiping the poo' and flushing afterward. She narrated the play by saying she'd done poo and wee (when she had...
by Yankee
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Ready for the potty?
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Ready for the potty?

DD will be 2 in September and we haven't really thought about potty training - figured we'd start thinking about it in the summer. We do have a few little potties and one training toilet seat that she sometimes plays with but usually shows zero interest. In the last few weeks she's started telling u...
by Yankee
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Dinner tonight was....
Replies: 205
Views: 15519

Re: Dinner tonight was....

an ethical nightmare!! Why is it so hard to buy non-farmed sustainably caught local fish???? Ended up having a very delicious meal of frozen, imported, farmed barramundi :? , with homemade oven baked chips and steamed veg. Delicious but my conscious hurts :cry: Back when I did my research about sus...
by Yankee
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Dinner time shenanigans
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Re: Dinner time shenanigans

Not sure how old your little ones are, but we struggle with this on and off with DD who's almost 2. We try to follow the 'we choose the food, she chooses how much' approach, but we cheat a bit in that sometimes I give her a choice of what goes on her plate ('baked beans or tuna today?'), and we alwa...
by Yankee
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Your thoughts on an awkward situation
Replies: 20
Views: 348

Re: Your thoughts on an awkward situation

I think it sounds perfectly even-handed!
by Yankee
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: How did you build up your milk stash?
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Re: How did you build up your milk stash?

I reckon what's best is whatever works for you! Generally boobs make a bit more milk in the morning, so if you're going for efficiency than you might get a bit more bang for your buck in the morning. Personally I found I got more traction if I waited a bit after a feed before expressing. But really,...
by Yankee
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: I hate this
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: I hate this

Big hugs. There's a big difference between being concerned and accusing someone. If there's a perfectly innocent reason he's leaving for work 3 hours early, then there's absolutely nothing wrong with you asking, out of curiousity, why he left so early this morning. If he asks you why you want to kno...
by Yankee
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Sticky rice
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: Sticky rice

Any options when the clothes are still on the toddler, before she goes running around the house spreading the joy on the furniture?
by Yankee
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Booby shapes
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Booby shapes

I've only had the one, and didn't grow much when bf, from a border C/D to a solid D, really only half a size. 8 months after weaning I'm still a D but definitely not as full as before bfing. DH says he doesn't notice (bless him) but I sure do! The metric for me is that before bf I used to be able to...
by Yankee
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Sticky rice
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Sticky rice

Sometimes I make short-grain 'sticky rice', and boy does it stick. All over DD's hands, face, lap, shirt, pants, hair, high chair and floor. Is there a trick to cleaning it up easily? Especially from clothes, where it sometimes feels like little pellets of glue that absolutely refuse to stick to the...