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Jun. 6th, 2009 07:17 am
justsurvive: (march 2008 leila)
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Name: Jane
Age: 24
Location: portland oregon
Occupation:soon to be student(i'll be a midwife) currently a SAHM
Kids: 2.5(almost, the 25th, yes she was a christmas morning baby)yr old
Natural birth: i did. they didnt believe it was labor, i was 2 months early, they said it was just a bladder infectionand thats why i had pains. then they finally checked and they saw blonde hair crowning. but yes, all natural, no drugs and i had such a euphoria after even with the sadness of nicu and being worried about my baby. at least i was alert for it.(she spent 6 weeks in NICU).
Breastfeeding: 2.5 yrs now. im trying to night wean but during the day im still nursing on demand.
Routines: bedtime routine yes, it helps her sleep. in the morning we also try to eat and get outside, but it all depends on the day. i dont believe in strict schedules for her age
Cloth Diapering: yes. and im potty training her now so soon ill be done with the laundry! i hope*crosses fingers*
Chemical Free: i clean with vinegar and lemon juice and baking soda and such
Elimination Communication:that would have been nice
Co-sleeping: yes and shes a bed hog!!
Crying: she rarely has melt downs. i try to cuddle and help her but i dont give in to what she wants because i want her to learn, but i do try to comfort her. i hate the crying
Baby wearing: she LOVED her sling as a preemie it really helped with breastfeeding. i wore her till she was about 1.5yrs. she doesnt like to now.
Education: we read constantly. she loves her books. i talk to her a lot so she gets the language and she speaks in sentences.
Discipline:i dont give in to her, she learns not to do certain things. i re direct her instead of yelling or being harsh. no yelling or spanking
Manifesto: i like john rosemonds idea. put marriage/self first and kids second, it makes them more independent. i still attachment parent which he doesnt agree with, but he has great ideas for potty training and sleep training. and im following The Dr. Jay Gordon Method of Nightweaning!  mostly. except for 9pm instead of 11. i think 11 is way too late for babies to sleep. i need me time so i put her to bed at nine and crawl out later. anyways my methods are a mix of what i see my extended family do and all the reading from books i do.
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