• Staying thin while pregnant?

    Hi, I'm 9 weeks pregnant tomorrow, weighing about 145lbs and around 5'5. Before this past summer I weighed 130lbs , so I've gained some weight. I'm not sure if it's from the pregnancy (I think it's from eating fast food a lot as my job made it very convenient). I would like to get back to my 130 weight before my belly starts... show more
    Hi, I'm 9 weeks pregnant tomorrow, weighing about 145lbs and around 5'5. Before this past summer I weighed 130lbs , so I've gained some weight. I'm not sure if it's from the pregnancy (I think it's from eating fast food a lot as my job made it very convenient). I would like to get back to my 130 weight before my belly starts growing but I feel so tired and sick all the time. I've cut out the fast food, but as for exercise- my body is constantly tired. Any suggestions on how to get thin and keep thin through out my pregnancy? Thank you for the help! Just wanted to make sure everyone knows, I UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL BE GAINING WEIGHT WHILE I'M PREGNANT. I'm asking on advice how to make sure I don't get overweight as my OBGYN warned me since I've gained 15 pounds in the last couple months (most likely not from pregnancy). I don't appreciate rude answers.
    4 answers · Pregnancy · 7 years ago
  • "If a parent swears in front of their kids they can't get mad if their kid repeats those words"?

    Do you agree. Not counting toddlers that are still learning and still babies I don't agree. What's next? Adults can drive so kids can drive? There are a lot of things adults can do that kids can't. That includes adult language. That's why it's called adult language. What say you?
    Do you agree. Not counting toddlers that are still learning and still babies I don't agree. What's next? Adults can drive so kids can drive? There are a lot of things adults can do that kids can't. That includes adult language. That's why it's called adult language. What say you?
    11 answers · Parenting · 7 years ago
  • I keep falling asleep holding my baby help me?

    How do I stop this I feel so bad in the night when I feed her for the past week I keep falling asleep feeding her and when I wake up she's in my lap or laying next to me FULL of milk and I get worried because I know that can cause ear infections. I have no help so I have to do this alone. I am so tired at night I can't even walk to go make a... show more
    How do I stop this I feel so bad in the night when I feed her for the past week I keep falling asleep feeding her and when I wake up she's in my lap or laying next to me FULL of milk and I get worried because I know that can cause ear infections. I have no help so I have to do this alone. I am so tired at night I can't even walk to go make a bottle. What do I do I'm sick of waking up to this. I am not sick of waking up to her READ ok! I'm tired of waking up to my mistake of falling asleep and she's full of milk it makes me feel bad. Ugh I hate people like you always wAnt to nag someone. I'm asking for help to be more alert at night!!!
    6 answers · Newborn & Baby · 7 years ago
  • Has anyone ever bled heavily and carried to term? I'm 17 weeks.?

    I'm currently in hospital, I have an infection but the doctors don't know where, I'm being treated with 2 IV antibiotics and I'm much better however... My bleeding is heavier than a period - and I suffer with heavy periods as it is. One doctor told me its a threatened miscarriage, one doctor told me to terminate incase the... show more
    I'm currently in hospital, I have an infection but the doctors don't know where, I'm being treated with 2 IV antibiotics and I'm much better however... My bleeding is heavier than a period - and I suffer with heavy periods as it is. One doctor told me its a threatened miscarriage, one doctor told me to terminate incase the infection is in my womb, one doctor told me my baby should make it. I'm losing hope and wondered if anyone had any positive stories?
    4 answers · Pregnancy · 8 years ago
  • Ok, so if you're one of the many who feel the world has become too "pc"?

    could you distinguish kindness/lack of bullying, which i presume you all support, from choosing your words carefully so as not to unnecessarily offend people? or is the idea that anyone wimpy enough to be offended by certain terms just deserves to feel bad, so there's no reason to take their feelings into account when talking to them? mozz,... show more
    could you distinguish kindness/lack of bullying, which i presume you all support, from choosing your words carefully so as not to unnecessarily offend people? or is the idea that anyone wimpy enough to be offended by certain terms just deserves to feel bad, so there's no reason to take their feelings into account when talking to them? mozz, no language is ever left alone. that said, i hope you know this post was not intended as a personal dig at you at all. judo, i cannot imagine i ever typed that as you wrote it -- and my dismayed google search right now didn't find it. i have more than once tried to communicate my frustration with the frequent dig at "pc'ers" that they believe what they do only because they want to be considered "correct" and not because their beliefs seem right to them as a matter of principle. not being able to find the question i don't know whether you misread or i phrased badly. i'd be really glad if you found and posted the link because it's kinda hard to defend myself otherwise. What I was trying to say there is that one person's "uptight" is another person's issue that's a matter worth standing for on principle. Nothing about those who are pc being more principled than anyone else, and not remotely meant as you read it.
    10 answers · Parenting · 8 years ago
  • Why are the statistics so bad for breastfeeding?

    Overall, only 35 per cent of UK babies are being exclusively breastfed at one week, 21 per cent at six weeks, 7 per cent at four months and 3 per cent at five months. Why are these figures so low? What is it that puts people off breastfeeding? It is free, less work and gives you more time cuddling your baby. I understand it is pesonal choice and... show more
    Overall, only 35 per cent of UK babies are being exclusively breastfed at one week, 21 per cent at six weeks, 7 per cent at four months and 3 per cent at five months. Why are these figures so low? What is it that puts people off breastfeeding? It is free, less work and gives you more time cuddling your baby. I understand it is pesonal choice and I do not have a problem with my friends who bottle feed. I do not have my boobs out all the time even when out and about I can discreetly feed my boy. Also please do not say they are as good as each other, all reasearch says that breast is best and there are things formula does not have. But I wondered if the stats are low because there is not enough support or encouragement. Sorry for additions. I would like to say that formula does have a place and you are right to say it depends on the situation as to whether it is easier or not. There are many reasons why it might not work for some and there is a difinate need for formula but I have heard of a lot of woman who will not even try. I am not a fanatic about breastfeeding but I prefer it, however I would support other mums whatever they decide as long as they have they baby's interest in mind. I would not say breastfeeding is easy but I would say in the long run it is less work. It is hard to get the hang of it without proper support. There are medical reasons why it cannot work aswell however I do find the statistics shocking.
    15 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Do any parent's realize what they do when they expose their kids on television or modeling ads?

    I'm truly just curious. I don't want to start a huge argument but I'm always seeing mom's post "I want to put my daughter in modeling". I'm a psych nurse at a state prison so I take care of sickos who literally get off on pictures of kids on JC Penny's ads and the kids they see on Disney. Maybe i'm just more... show more
    I'm truly just curious. I don't want to start a huge argument but I'm always seeing mom's post "I want to put my daughter in modeling". I'm a psych nurse at a state prison so I take care of sickos who literally get off on pictures of kids on JC Penny's ads and the kids they see on Disney. Maybe i'm just more sensitive towards it because I have been exposed to these "perverts" daily but does any of this cross their minds? At a different facility I used to work at, there were so many pedophiles there it was ridiculous. Remember John and Kate Plus 8? There are sooo many pedophiles who obsess over those boys that I have worked with. One would literally write disgusting love stories I would have to confiscate. Also, we had a few clients who we would catch with HUNDREDS of JC Penny's adds (children's section only) that he would get off on! That is why, it sickens me that parent's really want to put their children in these adds. Sorry if I sound cruel but that's what's out there. edit-you're so right. I shouldn't have only linked it to men. and good point to the first poster as well. I am guilty of having a couple of pictures on my facebook as I have family out of state who has never seen my daughter but my profile is private. Sueder- That is a really good point, too. I just wish more parents were aware. It sickens me to think of anyone having thoughts like that about my daughter....or anyones child for that matter. Sueder- That is a really good point, too. I just wish more parents were aware. It sickens me to think of anyone having thoughts like that about my daughter....or anyones child for that matter.
    7 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Do your kids have funny, extreme reactions to movies?

    My daughter loves Disney movies. Since I hurt my foot, we've been having some movie days since I'm not mobile. When it's a particularly intense scene (usually when they are fighting the bad guy) she gets so worried. She'll sit there staring at the screen with her mouth hanging open or she'll put her hands on her cheeks and say... show more
    My daughter loves Disney movies. Since I hurt my foot, we've been having some movie days since I'm not mobile. When it's a particularly intense scene (usually when they are fighting the bad guy) she gets so worried. She'll sit there staring at the screen with her mouth hanging open or she'll put her hands on her cheeks and say "Oh no!" over and over. Every now and then, she'll look at me, scream something in gibberish and go back to staring at the movie with her mouth open. It's freaking hilarious. When I watch movies with her, I don't even watch the movie. I watch her because she's funnier than the movie could ever hope to be lol Do your kids have funny reactions to movies? Michelynn - LOL my daughter loves Hurcules.
    10 answers · Parenting · 8 years ago
  • I want to be a better mother? A little help and advice? Its long.. but please take the time to read.?

    So, i have a 2 year old, her father left us when she was around 6 months old, it was devastating.. but we have moved on. He doesnt pay, doesnt help at all.. It makes me so angry he could do this to us.. But he doesnt want to listen. I do struggle on my own, i find it hard to enjoy my daughters company.. It sounds horrible but shes such hard work.... show more
    So, i have a 2 year old, her father left us when she was around 6 months old, it was devastating.. but we have moved on. He doesnt pay, doesnt help at all.. It makes me so angry he could do this to us.. But he doesnt want to listen. I do struggle on my own, i find it hard to enjoy my daughters company.. It sounds horrible but shes such hard work. Constantly tantruming, not eating at dinner times, she just seems upset all the time and its getting me down seeing this.. I cant help but give her attention when shes misbehaving and upset because i just want to see her happy. I looked after my friends 2 children for very little money for a while, but i felt it was time i gave my daughter a better life with more money.. But now i work full time and only spend around 3 hours a day with her... and during this time im exhausted after working my butt off, trying to clean.. trying to entertain her.. Everything is getting me down, i feel im not able to give my daughter the attention she needs.. but i dont know what else to do. I just want to be able to enjoy her 'young' days because they are going by so fast. Has anyone got any advice for me? Anything to help me feel better about our situation. I feel like the worlds worst mother right now.. Any other single mums experiencing the same thing? On top of all this i discovered a lump in my stomach.. My doctor thinks it could be a stres related tumor.. Waiting for test results is worrying me too.. Thanks in advance for any advice or experiences x
    6 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 8 years ago
  • Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? Why? + BQ?

    BQ: do you have kids? im 30 weeks pregnant with triplets and i have one little boy. he can't wait to be a big brover (brother) as he says. he is 2. wow Natalie i totally agree
    BQ: do you have kids? im 30 weeks pregnant with triplets and i have one little boy. he can't wait to be a big brover (brother) as he says. he is 2. wow Natalie i totally agree
    12 answers · Pregnancy · 8 years ago
  • A couple of questions rolled into one!?

    My daughter is 19 months, and has been a great eater since we started solids (5.5 months). When she's teethed before, she went off her solids (for most of her teeth), and her sleeping pattern went out the window. However this past week and a half, she's only JUST started sleeping through the night, but she's not eating. She'll... show more
    My daughter is 19 months, and has been a great eater since we started solids (5.5 months). When she's teethed before, she went off her solids (for most of her teeth), and her sleeping pattern went out the window. However this past week and a half, she's only JUST started sleeping through the night, but she's not eating. She'll eat a few bites, or just play with it. So my question is: I know it's normal for toddlers to be finicky with their eating, but how long do these phases generally last? (from your experience at least). When should I start to worry? She's still breastfed. And also, can teething symptoms change from one tooth to the next? She cut three molars in the space of just over a week, and her sleeping went to pot. She was up every hour at night crying, but she was eating fine. I'm wondering whether her lack of eating is due to teething, but her sleeping has been the best it's been in her entire life, which goes against her previous teething symptoms. I hope i've not rambled too much, and that this makes sense..
    3 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Re: Why MSG in bad for infants?

    I saw this posted about 2 hours ago. The person wanted to know why MSG couldn't be given to infants. I was surprised to see that no one knew that MSG was in infant formula. Did anyone know that? Here are some links for reading if you don't believe... show more
    I saw this posted about 2 hours ago. The person wanted to know why MSG couldn't be given to infants. I was surprised to see that no one knew that MSG was in infant formula. Did anyone know that? Here are some links for reading if you don't believe me. http://www.babyloveproducts.com/neurotox... http://livinganointed.com/protect-our-ba... http://www.truthinlabeling.org/formulaco...
    5 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Anyone used reusable or disposable training pants for potty training?

    Just wondering f it is worth while buying reusable training pants? Did you train you child with normal pants, disposable pull ups or training pants or a mixture? I was thinking or getting a couple of reusable training pants for when we are out and about to catch the odd accident but just wondering is it worth while did you use them, I will be... show more
    Just wondering f it is worth while buying reusable training pants? Did you train you child with normal pants, disposable pull ups or training pants or a mixture? I was thinking or getting a couple of reusable training pants for when we are out and about to catch the odd accident but just wondering is it worth while did you use them, I will be potty training my twins soon and just exploring all the options Any Advice would be great. Thanks in Advance
    9 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 8 years ago
  • How do I tell my contacts that.....?

    After 11 months of trying...I AM FINALLY PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!! I got a faint positive yesterday afternoon with a test I wasn't sure of [see previous question] and I re-testing this morning and got another faint positive [although a little darker]. Oh My God I can't believe this!!!... show more
    After 11 months of trying...I AM FINALLY PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!! I got a faint positive yesterday afternoon with a test I wasn't sure of [see previous question] and I re-testing this morning and got another faint positive [although a little darker]. Oh My God I can't believe this!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/34186227@N0... P.S. Please don't say anything on FB [in comments/status/wall], if you want to talk, just inbox msg me :) Wow such haters with those TD's!!!!
    19 answers · Parenting · 8 years ago
  • Why does he care? Does he fancy her?

    During a rough patch my partner went to the council and told them we had split up and he needed to go on the housing list. He literally got a 3 bedroom flat within 2 and a half weeks. He has an inspection today from the housing department by a woman called Claire. Last week he asked if we would be able to afford the laminate for the house early... show more
    During a rough patch my partner went to the council and told them we had split up and he needed to go on the housing list. He literally got a 3 bedroom flat within 2 and a half weeks. He has an inspection today from the housing department by a woman called Claire. Last week he asked if we would be able to afford the laminate for the house early as he wanted to show her how well he had done decorating the house. He can't say that we are back together to the housing department for another 3 weeks. I thought this was odd that he wanted to impress her. He has her mobile number, asked me if I could get him hair dye and shavers yesterday and when I came home my two yr old said "Nice to meet you Mummy!" and went to shake my hand. I thought that was a really really weird thing to teach her so I asked him about it. Then remembered that she was coming today. I can just imagine him playing the doting single Dad when that couldn't be further from the truth. Would you be be suspicious or annoyed at any of this? xx
    10 answers · Family · 8 years ago
  • What are all of the possible reasons why a person would suddenly become unempathetic and/or uncompassionate?

    I've been researching personality disorders and I just can't seem to find a match. Can fighting in a war (witnessing the loss of your soldiers and friends, for example) cause this? I can't find any proof that it does but the timing is impeccable. Can this be reversed? And, I'm not even sure that unempathetic is a word. ... show more
    I've been researching personality disorders and I just can't seem to find a match. Can fighting in a war (witnessing the loss of your soldiers and friends, for example) cause this? I can't find any proof that it does but the timing is impeccable. Can this be reversed? And, I'm not even sure that unempathetic is a word. I'm referring to person who, for example, their child cries b/c their toy gets broken and they reply with [a lot of eye rolling] oh please, it's just a toy. Or, a person who's spouse needs to talk to him b/c they are upset over a friend in distress and their reply is, what do you want me to do. This person is generally a very kind person and hasn't always been this way. I don't think antipathetic is the right word b/c it's not that they don't care, they just don't understand how something that's not important to them can be so important to someone else. But they weren't always this way... What could cause this?
    9 answers · Psychology · 8 years ago
  • To cry-it-out, or not to cry-it-out?

    I'm just curious here. I've been noticing a lot of moms who don't use the CIO method having problems getting their little ones to sleep through the night at 4 months and older. The other day there was someone saying that her one-year-old still wasn't sleeping through the night. I used the cry-it-out method with my daughter, and... show more
    I'm just curious here. I've been noticing a lot of moms who don't use the CIO method having problems getting their little ones to sleep through the night at 4 months and older. The other day there was someone saying that her one-year-old still wasn't sleeping through the night. I used the cry-it-out method with my daughter, and she was sleeping through the night every night before three months old. Most moms that I know (real-life friends, not on here) also use the CIO method, and their children have slept through the night from a young age as well. Is this just a fluke, or do CIO babies really start sleeping through the night earlier? Tell me what you did, and when yours started sleeping through the night! So, I was just going to ignore all the unsolicited "advice," "how-tos," the comments about "experts" and such (note I never claimed to be an expert), but I truly don't understand the person who posted a poem about a ghetto. Are you trying to insult me, or just had nothing to say? I don't ignore or neglect my child, nor do I condone ignoring or neglecting children, and I certainly don't live in the ghetto. The question was "What method did you use, and when did your baby sleep through the night?" not "What method did you use, and why does it make you better than every mother out there?" Look at all the thumbs-down, and people quoting me when I say that I don't ignore or neglect my child! I find it ironic that all of these people, who are so quick to offer their opinions on controversial issues (even when the question is asked as a poll rather than a debate), ignore the questions that might actually make a difference. Do you they honestly believe that their answers on this site are going to change someone's entire parenting strategy? Of course not. But it might help a mom decide if their child is sick enough to take to a doctor. or to let a mom know if a child's age is appropriate for a certain food. But those questions get one or two answers at most. This just proves to me that these women get more satisfaction out of attempting to force their opinions on others than actually doing some good. To clarify for all these instigators: I would let my daughter cry for fifteen minutes before I checked on her at bedtime if I knew she was fed, warm, and clean.
    28 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago