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Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-07-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By MJCota
New, Just quick question.

Yesterday I went to my doctors to get my thyroid tested as I was having these awful symptoms of hair loss, cold intolerance, can't use the bathroom, heavy periods, unable to lose weight (took three...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-28-2006, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By MJCota
Re: Lotion???

Aquaphor is great too.
My son is 8 1/2 months old and has terrible dry scalp (only where his soft spot is too). It's a bit pricey but it works wonders and all you need is alittle of it! Good luck...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-28-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By MJCota
Re: Hope this is a phase

Jr has too. It's amazing how fast they grow up! Wah.

He already dropped the dinner table chair on his face while pulling himself up.

I'm not prepared for those kinda things LOL.
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-26-2006, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By MJCota
Re: Hope this is a phase

I love the snuggle time and everything and we do co-sleep with him every morning from 4 to 5am till 7 or 8 (since he gets up early). Good to hear it's something that will pass. He went to my...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-23-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By MJCota
Hope this is a phase

Ok so my little man is almost 9 months old (dec 1) and this past week he's decided he doesn't want to sleep in his own crib. He's been there since about 8 weeks old and has had no problem. He will...
Board: Pregnancy 11-13-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By MJCota
Re: When is Neausea considered Severe?

It's considered severe when you throw up stomach acid (bile, it's called) and can not keep even liquids down. I had severe morning sickness from 6 weeks till the day I was in labor with my son and I...
Board: Pregnancy 11-11-2006, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,601
Posted By MJCota
Re: Anyone with high blood pressure?

Same thing happend to me darlin'. I just had my first baby 8 months ago and I developed high blood pressure in my 33rd week of pregnancy. My blood pressure was 120/70 until then. At my appointment...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-11-2006, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 36,143
Posted By MJCota
Re: Why won't she sleep? Why does she thrash around wildly in her sleep?

My ds is doing the same thing right now. When falling asleep he slaps and will thrash himself around to fight falling asleep. It's a phase according to my sister (my niece is 9 months and did the...
Board: Pregnancy 11-07-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 19,339
Posted By MJCota
Re: Heating pad during labor?

I had back labor, ALL CONTRACTIONS, and I brought along a microwavable bean heating sake..it worked wonders (until they got stronger LOL). My hospital wouldn't let me bring in a heating pad so I...
Board: Pregnancy 11-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,392
Posted By MJCota
Re: Walking Epidural

Mine was the same as yours tiffy. I had an epi but I was up, using the bathroom (they made me empty, every four hours during my 11 hour labor) and walking after I had my son (first baby, now 8...
Board: Pregnancy 11-07-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By MJCota
Re: *sigh*...concerns

I had my first baby 8 months ago. I never knew it until labor, but I had a small pelvic opening. My midwife told me he might have trouble coming down but my son was out in only 50 mins of pushing. ...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,396
Posted By MJCota
Re: What do you do with your babies all day?

When I was staying home with my son, who is my first baby and now 8 months I always felt guilty if I stopped playing with him to do the laundry or load the dishwasher. But I soon realized he loved...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-07-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By MJCota
Re: 7 month old drinking a bottle at night question.

Oh btw weepy, you are correct, my ped said at 9 months they should still have atleast 3-4, 6-7 oz bottles throughout the day. I still want the formula to be his main support of nutrietion, he gets...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By MJCota
Re: 7 month old drinking a bottle at night question.

Same with my DS worry wort, since his first teeth have came him, at 8 months he STILL is getting two bottles at night. Teething is the reason because for a two month stretch there he was letting dh...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-05-2006, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,765
Posted By MJCota
Re: Bald spot

All I can say is have him sit up more or being in a walker/execriser. My son has one and since he has started to crawl (somewhat) and spending all his time sitting up or on his belly, it's growing...
Board: Pregnancy 11-02-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,453
Posted By MJCota
Re: dilating and mucus plug question ...

When I was pregnant with my first baby who is now 8 months old, I lost my mucus plug at 33 weeks and it was "snot" looking with no blood. Also I dialated to one cm at my 34 week appointment. So...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-01-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By MJCota
Re: Differences in Formula

All formula's are made just about the same. My son was on ProSobee from birth and we would buy the parents choice brand and he had no problem. I'd have your daughter take the baby to the dr to see...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-30-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By MJCota
Re: Flu Shot Confusion!

My ped was okay with two months apart. She told us to come in October (unfortantly they still haven't recived the flu stuff yet) and then at his 9 month appointment in december get the other one. ...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-29-2006, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By MJCota
Re: teeth

weepy, Jr is only 8 months old (on weds, ah!) and he's JUST getting teeth. He'd been eating alot and very cranky and I couldn't figure out why. Well I felt his bottom gums and he has BOTH bottom...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-17-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By MJCota
Re: new mom..lots of ?'s HELP!

When my son was that age (he is now seven months), he grunted, lifted his legs to his tummy and pushed hard! LOL. My poor little boy use to have such a hard time going and would always be popping...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-09-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By MJCota
Re: Gerber for my 4mnth old?

My son was on rice cereal at four months but I had him eating that until 5 1/2months before I gave him any veggies or fruits. Its was okayed by my ped. My son has done very well. I'm thinking with...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-08-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By MJCota
Re: New here, could please use some advice!

Thanks ladies. I think I will do that. I want to make sure I tell the dr everything I'm feeling. I will be a pushy person when it comes to making sure I get all the tests I need. I know my body...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-08-2006, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By MJCota
New here, could please use some advice!

I'm a 22 year old first time mom. I had my baby seven months ago and since then I have not been the same. I'm tired all the time (I am anemic, but I take iron pills everynight), low sex drive,...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-07-2006, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By MJCota
Re: About to turn 6 months and STILL hasnt rolled??!!!!

I don't think size makes a difference. My son is very skinny and tall and didn't roll over until he was six months. He had no interest in it. It's very normal. I heard alot of babies don't roll...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-03-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By MJCota
Re: When is it time for

My son didn't roll until six months old. He would go from front to back and then just one day decided to roll and hasn't stopped lol. Also we started to help him sit up at 6 months. We would fix...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-03-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By MJCota
Re: When is it time for

My son didn't roll until six months old. He would go from front to back and then just one day decided to roll and hasn't stopped lol. Also we started to help him sit up at 6 months. We would fix...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-03-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By MJCota
Re: 7 months?

Well, I need to keep in mind my son was three weeks early but..he's seven months old and he can:

Sit unsupported for short periods of time
plays with toys, reachs out for ones and scoots to get...
Board: Pregnancy 09-25-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,364
Posted By MJCota
Re: signs of a girl pregnancy

If you have a gut feeling it's a girl, it just might be. I had a huge gut feeling I was pregnant with my first baby, a boy who is now almost 7 months old. 20week ultrasound, sure enough, it was a...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-25-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By MJCota
Re: convulsions?need advice

Aww I'm sorry! I really hope she gets better and it turns out to be nothing major. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck.
Board: Pregnancy 09-23-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,393
Posted By MJCota
Re: How do they induce you?

Yes that place the cervadyl up around your cervix to help it thin and dialate. I had it TWICE. The first time it didn't stay in place and the next time I worked but I only dialated 2cm. It's not...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-23-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By MJCota
Re: Holding Bottle

My son is 6 months and he just started to hold his bottle. Once we got him a sippy cup with handles he likes (gerber ones that have ajustable handles) he got the hang of it quickly. My niece has...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-23-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By MJCota
Re: convulsions?need advice

My son does that when he's drifting into sleep. My ped told me that they are night tremors and it's VERY common for babies to have them. His breathing stays normal and doesn't last for long. ...
Board: Pregnancy 09-20-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 24,067
Posted By MJCota
Re: how do you prepare for induction, physically and mentally?

I was induced at 37 weeks with my first baby in March and sweetie, it's actually not as bad as it sounds. I was relaxed, excited and very prepared after my dr told me. I was sent home to pack and...
Board: Pregnancy 09-20-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By MJCota
Re: how can you really tell?

Lord, it was as bright as day I was having a boy when the ultrasound tech showed me the picture. His pee-pee was RIGHT THERE..kinda like my son was saying "in your face ma!" LOL. It's actually very...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-20-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By MJCota
Re: Birth marks and Moles

My son is 6 1/2 months old and he has a birth mark on the side of his tummy thats brown. It showed up around 2 months of age. I was so worried, I have a birth mark (port wine stain) from my baby...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-18-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By MJCota
Re: is she ready to start the chunky food????

My niece will be 8 months this week and started stage three a few weeks ago. She has two teeth and it almost crawling. Her ped told her to go ahead and start it since she would "chew" her food most...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-18-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By MJCota
Re: What's a good idea for a first food?

You should really start you son on cereal atleast so he get's use to eating solids (rice cereal is best for first foods, full of vitamins when mixed with formula or breastmilk). Table foods are okay...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-15-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,635
Posted By MJCota
Re: bonfire night

My son is 6 months old and has been to fireworks twice and fell asleep during both of them. He even been to the circus and stayed awake for the dogs and elephants and fallen asleep during the...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-15-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By MJCota
Re: Halloween Plans?

My ds will be 7 months by then (omg, actually 8 months the next day! AH!) and this is his first halloween. My sister and I both have babies 6 weeks apart so we decided just to dress them up (ds is...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-14-2006, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By MJCota
Re: Rice Cereal with Apples Question

My son gets rice cereal with apples every morning. It's just fine to give her, but my advice is if she hasn't had apples yet, let her try them alone to make sure she doesn't have an allergic...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-13-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,361
Posted By MJCota
Re: Flu Shots for Infants

My son is getting it (they get two shots, one to two months apart) and I think it's extremely good. I couldn't bf and knock on wood is hasn't gotten sick onces. He is 6 months old and my dr just...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-11-2006, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By MJCota
Re: Hiccups

It's very normal for babies to get hiccups. My son is 6 months old and he had hiccups from 22 weeks in the womb (of course thats when I could feel them) to me pushing him out and to this day he...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-08-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,950
Posted By MJCota
Re: could hitting his head cause damage?

No, if he actually does hurt himself he will have the sign of head injury:

Lathergic
Throwing up
Not wanting to play
falling down (repeatly, like he's dizzy) when walking
when falling asleep...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-08-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By MJCota
Re: Be careful if you go to WalMart!!

My walmart got new carts and my son carseat does not fit like it use to on the top. It ticks me off! He practically lays all the way back in his seat. But luckly he is starting to sit up on his...
Board: Relationship Health 09-05-2006, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By MJCota
Re: In-laws overstepping bounds w/ pregnancy

Yes, Ah, In-laws.

I'm blessed that my worthless waste of space FIL does not care to be bothered in my sons life. Mine and Dh FIRST child, his FIRST grandchild and he doesn't care. I mean, yeah...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-05-2006, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By MJCota
Re: Preemie Info

With medical technology these days, the chances of those babies surviving is extremely high. From what I've been told, any baby born after 25 weeks has a 80% chance of survival (correct me if I'm...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-04-2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By MJCota
Re: What and how many times a day does your baby eat? (5 months +)

Here is my son's schedule:

8 or 9 am - Cereal w. applesauce and a 8oz bottle
11 or 12 - Veggie, his prune juice (since he has trouble going number two!) and a 8oz bottle
5pm - Mixed dinner and...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-03-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By MJCota
Re: what can 6 month olds do?

My ds is 6 months old (2 days ago, ah!) and he is:

Rolling from back to tummy
pushing himself up with his arms and kicking his legs so he can go in a circle on his belly
babbling, giggling,...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-03-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By MJCota
Re: food?

Peds usually say its okay to give a baby at 6 months what you have, just pured. I'd check about fish though, I'm not sure if they can have that yet. As for the chicken, if it was cook before and is...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-01-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,763
Posted By MJCota
Re: weight/height comparison

My DS is 6 months old today.
At WIC he weighed in at 17lbs 9.5 oz and 27inches long.

Though I don't always trust them. He's got his dr's appointment for well child ck up on the 5th!
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