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by lyra211
Thu Jan 5, 8:10 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: New parent help/suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: New parent help/suggestions

Things we didn't use: - Regular Ergo, which I was sad about both because I really wanted to baby-wear and because it was a gift from dear friends. Once we figured out the babe was only happy facing out, we eventually sprung for the Ergo 360, and we've used it nonstop. Seems like a no-brainer to reco...
by lyra211
Sat Dec 3, 14:16 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: development balalnce
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: development balalnce

My 9-month-old seems to hit most of his milestones the week before they are supposed to happen. The week before he turned 9 months old, I'd been looking at the milestones on the CDC website and was worried because he hadn't started pulling himself to a standing position, and then all of a sudden he ...
by lyra211
Sun Sep 25, 18:12 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Cry it out vs. Attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 3481

Re: Cry it out vs. Attachment

We sort of went middle-of-the-road. In the beginning, we had the sidecar cosleeper, and that worked great. Baby woke up a lot at night because he was a newborn, but I could pick him up, feed him, and put him back down without getting out of bed. He seemed to pretty much only be waking up if he was h...
by lyra211
Sun Jun 12, 18:15 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: it gets better thread for parents
Replies: 17
Views: 8664

Re: it gets better thread for parents

A few more observations at the 3.5-month-old point... The good: My baby has always hated tummy time. I used to despair that he would ever make any progress on motor skills, because he would scream anytime I flipped him over. A few things made a difference: (1) Frequent, super-short bouts of tummy ti...
by lyra211
Tue May 10, 14:35 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: it gets better thread for parents
Replies: 17
Views: 8664

Re: it gets better thread for parents

Don't have much to add, as my little guy is 11 weeks old and going through his first sleep regression, but just wanted to say... keep it coming! :-) Things I've enjoyed about the last few weeks are: - Can hold head up, and likes to just be held in my lap and look around the room. This is awesome, si...
by lyra211
Wed Mar 16, 18:41 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Advice for surviving the last days of pregnancy?
Replies: 17
Views: 6207

Re: Advice for surviving the last days of pregnancy?

Checking back in here briefly to report that I've survived the last days of pregnancy and am now mom to an adorable 3-week-old ! I survived those last few days through a combination of internet binging, hanging out with friends, and continuing to go to work even though I wasn't getting a lot of work...
by lyra211
Wed Feb 17, 10:16 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Advice for surviving the last days of pregnancy?
Replies: 17
Views: 6207

Re: Advice for surviving the last days of pregnancy?

Good advice, y'all. Thanks. :-) About crafts: a friend had the same idea, and gave us a sewing kit that is supposed to result in this dragon . Who is totally adorable. So far he only has arms and wings (no body), but he is saving my sanity, along with phone and Netflix. I really do need to start a n...
by lyra211
Mon Feb 15, 20:00 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Advice for surviving the last days of pregnancy?
Replies: 17
Views: 6207

Advice for surviving the last days of pregnancy?

My due date is Thursday. I'm going a little nuts here. Hospital bags are packed. Sufficient baby clothes are laundered. Diapers and wipes are stocked. Safe sleeping place exists. I've been driving around a properly installed car seat for weeks. There is nothing else to do but wait. There's only so m...
by lyra211
Thu Feb 11, 9:20 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Flying while pregnant, Split from Cartoons for Little Girls in Feminism
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

Re: Cartoons for Little Girls

^Definite overreaction, Waleed. I took a ~3-hour flight to Chicago in this pregnancy at 30 weeks to give a talk at a conference, and it was fine. (I'm also slightly high-risk, on blood thinners, etc.) My approach was to make the trip short (two days) and wait until a couple weeks in advance to book ...
by lyra211
Sat Feb 6, 11:09 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: The pregnant woman's business trip from hell (or at least heck)
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: The pregnant woman's business trip from hell (or at least heck)

Yeah, I went back and checked some sources -- here's the table that I sort of remembered from when I was going through the ectopic scare: http://www.advancedfertility.com/ectopic.htm So, half of ectopic pregnancies never get above an hCG level of 1,000, and only 9% ever make it above 10,000. Needles...
by lyra211
Thu Feb 4, 13:38 2016
Forum: New Members
Topic: Pregnant physicist here!
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Re: Pregnant physicist here!

Ooh, you enjoy being the traitor?! Remind me never to play cooperative games with you. ;-) Good luck with your TT job search in the humanities. It's a rough job market out there for everyone, but now that I've got my wonderful job I'm glad I stuck it out. I don't know that I've ever been totally set...
by lyra211
Thu Feb 4, 13:12 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: The pregnant woman's business trip from hell (or at least heck)
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: The pregnant woman's business trip from hell (or at least heck)

Yeah, that NP sounds like a nut. We had to rule out ectopic pregnancy for me this time around because I have some known tubal scarring (courtesy of a midwife who made some very bad medical decisions, including not treating an infection, after our daughter died in my first pregnancy), so they monitor...
by lyra211
Thu Feb 4, 13:04 2016
Forum: Polls
Topic: sending thank you notes
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: sending thank you notes

Yeah, add me to the "thank-you notes for major life event gifts only" crowd. My husband and I divvied up the wedding thank-you notes more or less evenly. I've been writing all the random baby gift notes so far (no shower), but that's mostly because so far we've only gotten stuff from peopl...
by lyra211
Tue Feb 2, 20:02 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Group B Strep
Replies: 26
Views: 5348

Re: Group B Strep

It's not at my (US) hospital, alas, and I got the impression it is not common. :-( I am just planning to eat a bunch of yogurt and other probiotic stuff after birth and hope for the best (there's apparently some evidence that good bacteria can be passed through breast milk, so hopefully as I rebuild...
by lyra211
Tue Feb 2, 19:38 2016
Forum: New Members
Topic: Pregnant physicist here!
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Re: Pregnant physicist here!

I'm enjoying Pandemic Legacy way more than I thought I would. To be honest, my husband is more into games than I am, and while I enjoy them, I thought there was no way I'd want to play THAT many games of Pandemic over a several-month span. But there are so many great things about it: - I like the so...
by lyra211
Mon Feb 1, 19:36 2016
Forum: New Members
Topic: Pregnant physicist here!
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Pregnant physicist here!

Hi all! I've put up a few posts over in the pregnancy and parenting forum, but figured I'd do an actual introduction over here as well. I'm an assistant professor (halfway along the tenure track) in the physical sciences at a darn good liberal arts college in the northeastern US. I won't be more spe...
by lyra211
Mon Feb 1, 11:42 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Group B Strep
Replies: 26
Views: 5348

Re: Group B Strep

Hooray! Congratulations! I'm so happy that things went well. Enjoy your newest little family member!
by lyra211
Wed Jan 27, 10:36 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Group B Strep
Replies: 26
Views: 5348

Re: Group B Strep

Aw, sorry you're still waiting at 41 weeks -- that is rough, indeed. That's one thing I'm dreading at the moment: needing to make the decision about when to induce. Part of me wants to do it between 40-41 weeks to minimize stillbirth risk (still extremely low overall at that point, obviously -- as I...
by lyra211
Wed Jan 27, 9:08 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Group B Strep
Replies: 26
Views: 5348

Re: Group B Strep

Hi all -- turns out this thread is timely for me, since I'm 37 weeks pregnant and just found out yesterday that I'm GBS positive as well. I've been finding this website very helpful for a number of things about pregnancy/labor, including GBS: http://evidencebasedbirth.com/groupbstrep/ Basically, for...
by lyra211
Fri Jan 22, 14:53 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: not excited about others' pregnancies
Replies: 15
Views: 6318

Re: not excited about others' pregnancies

This thread makes me want to make a graph of my excitement levels about other people's pregnancies. It would start off quite mild through teenage years and college, start to spike in early adulthood when I started thinking about maybe being pregnant someday but it was still a distant future possibil...
by lyra211
Fri Jan 22, 14:28 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: let's list our favorite children's books
Replies: 32
Views: 10293

Re: let's list our favorite children's books

Hi from a 36-week-pregnant lady, just starting to build up her kid's library! My husband and I have been reading all the old kids' books that our parents have dumped at our house, and are finding that some hold up and some don't -- with definite surprises in both directions. Good old books that have...
by lyra211
Mon Nov 2, 14:20 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Letting kids use knives (and other dangerous implements)
Replies: 10
Views: 3716

Re: Letting kids use knives (and other dangerous implements)

When I was 7 we moved down the street from a 6-year-old boy whose dad owned a woodworking company. Little boy and I became pals, and his dad taught the two of us how to whittle not long after that -- as 6- and 7-year-olds messing with some pretty sharp Swiss Army-type knives, we retained all our dig...
by lyra211
Tue Oct 20, 9:18 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: What did you hate hearing when you were pregnant?
Replies: 31
Views: 8403

Re: What did you hate hearing when you were pregnant?

Not to bum folks out, but my absolute least favorite question is "Is this your first?" I would like to move that it be stricken from our collective cultural vocabulary. Nope, it's not my first. My first died when I was 4.5 months pregnant. But if I say that, you're going to get all awkward...

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