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27th-Mar-2015 01:05 pm - Traveling without baby
bob

How young was your child the first time you spent night(s) away? We are considering an us-only vacation over Memorial Day out of the country. Our baby will be 10.5 months. Are we crazy? Terrible parents?

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20th-Mar-2015 09:18 pm(no subject)
bob

I just carb-loaded like 2000 calories of room service to run/walk a 5 mile race tomorrow. Ugh. I need to stop binging. I can't wait to get my house back from this contractor disaster. 48 days.

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21st-Feb-2015 06:11 pm(no subject)
bob

Hi all. Our baby is 7m2w and probably 23 lbs. Big boy. Lugging his infant carrier around sucks but the idea of having to strap him into a seat from the side seems difficult (or, at least, I'm not used to it). But he seems young - he can sit upright for about 8 seconds before toppling over without support, etc.
I know it also means a new stroller and theoretically buying TWO car seats (as opposed to one infant plus two bases) so I'm just not sure what to do.
Can you share your experiences? Thanks.

And as always a pic for those who like babies.

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14th-Dec-2014 01:38 pm - Painted kitchen island
bob

We are buying a 2-year-old craftsman style home and I want it to match it's exterior style with a little bit of rustic feel.

The kitchen feels SO polished and modern to me. It isn't over the top but I wouldn't mind adding some moulding to the sides of the island and maybe painting / roughing it up a little. Problem is I usually see that in kitchens with lighter cabinetry.

Any inspiration you can give? Thoughts? Pictures of the kitchen under the cut.

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19th-Nov-2014 08:27 pm(no subject)
bob

Please help. We are trying to get our 4.5 month old on some sort of normal schedule - everyone has indicated it probably isn't best long term to just let him fall asleep whenever he does and quietly sneak him to sleep. So we are trying to put him down at like 8 or 830 but even though we are going into the room, being quiet in the dark for a while before actually putting him down, and even though he has no issues being on his back usually, he just screams inconsolably. No pacifier or gripe water or our hands on him will do. It's awful and it's the only time in parenting that I've been struggling and almost at my wits end and about to cry. Nothing other than picking him up helps. He's completely inconsolable. And I know I can't just rock him to sleep forever or he will never know how to fall asleep on his own (as we are already seeing). Our schedule at first was weird because he was adopted so we were with him 24/7 in a hotel the first few weeks and then for three months we both had leave. He's been fine at day care etc but he is just not letting us put him down at night.
Help :(

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bob

Help! Our 16 day old adopted baby seems to have issues when we give him breastmilk, but not formula. He loves the taste of breastmilk and sucks in down no problem (during the day his bottles are half formula half breastmilk). He struggled with painful constipation around the time we first started adding breast milk but the doc said his poop consistency was good and it was just his little body growing and relearning itself. We started using mylicon that day - same day we got approved to leave his birth state for home. That was a two day trip so we had him just on formula for those days through today (Friday afternoon through this afternoon). The constipation got better which we assumed was the mylicon.
Today he sucked down breast milk like it was going out of style and has been acting constipated and in pain. Different mom's milk, he loved the taste but now I'm wondering if it's breast milk that's causing his issues. The start and pauses in his agitation and straining and screaming seem to line up. He's also insatiable and needs to be fed way more often with it - like once every 1.5 hours instead of every 3-4.
The formula isn't anything special - just regular enfamil - so I don't think it's a lactose issue. Usually I hear of formula being constipation not bm and we are trying to do right by him by giving donor milk but we don't know what to do :( help?
Sorry for bad typing - one handed on phone.

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18th-Jul-2014 08:41 pm - Room cooling options
bob

Our house in DC is humid and hot in the top level master bedroom which is like an attic loft. It is always about five-ten degrees hotter up there than the rest of the house.

We are bringing our newborn home from Louisiana where he was born on Monday and we plan to have him in our room. We need an option to cool the room but an expensive air conditioner isn't appealing and fans can't really be blowing directly on the baby, and the only middle ground I can find is something called an evaporative cooler. Apparently these work best in dry climates but I can't figure out how they work or if it would work at all where we are; we like that it's also a humidifier as that's nice for baby.

Thoughts/ideas? The room is huge - 600 square feet - but there's one section that he will be in and we don't care if something is awkwardly in the middle of the room. Just can't be directly on baby.

Thanks:)

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9th-Feb-2014 06:08 pm - Help!
bob

Five 30-year-old women planning a bachelorette weekend. Prefer easily accessible from northeast, inexpensive (or shared) accommodations, preferably beach-ish, no Vegas. End of July. Girls range from NY to Philly to DC.
Andddd go.

Places like Miami Beach are out because she will want all the attention. Her theme is sort of nautical as well. We were on team charleston sc but someone is bitching about her airfare cost from NY.

Bride wants to be surprised

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14th-Feb-2012 04:21 pm(no subject)
bob




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