Hi--new here

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Registered: 09-14-2007
Hi--new here
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Sun, 10-04-2009 - 9:28am

Hi everyone: I'm new here. My name's Marlena, DH is Al, and our daughter Alessandra (Ali) is 6 months old. I wondered over here b/c I wanted to find like-minded parents. I've realized lately that I did AP by accident when I had Ali. Hahahha I always intended that Ali would sleep in her crib from the start, that I Ferberize if necessary, etc. NONE of that happened. It just seemed too mean and against my instincts. Ali has slept with us from the start (though she usually does start out the night in her crib). I did babywearing b/c she went through a difficult feeding period (I didn't breastfeed)

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Registered: 10-28-2005
In reply to: gal_marlena
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 8:04am

Hello Marlena!


Welcome to the board. I love hearing how people just stumble in to AP. I keep wondering how that 'you're spoiling the baby' came to be such a bad thing. The closest anybody came to fussing at me was when my MIL told me not to carry around my 2 1/2 yo while I was pregnant with DS #2. I didn't listen to her, I was already feeling bad enough about not being able to give as much attention to DS #1


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Registered: 01-30-2008
In reply to: gal_marlena
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 4:20pm
Welcome aboard! I'm an inadvertant AP-er as well and I wouldn't have it any other way. Once my babies were here I realized I was going to follow their lead. Never thought I'd have a nearly 4 year old and a 2 year old in my bed
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Registered: 07-13-2008
In reply to: gal_marlena
Sat, 10-10-2009 - 4:23pm

hi! im Tamar, im 24, DH is Aris, 34, and i have a little boy, 8 months, who is named Vasilis.

i was APing too and i didnt even know it. well, i just didnt know it was an actual style of parenting. it is how i was raised so it was the only way i knew how to take care of my lil guy.

just so you know, i co-slept with my parents til i was 5(not trying to scare you)and then when they gave me my "princess bed" they also got my sister out who was 3 cuz she wanted to be like her older sister.

i love wearing my baby also. it is also the only way i can clean the house cuz he doesnt like to play alone.

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Registered: 11-09-2005
In reply to: gal_marlena
Sun, 11-01-2009 - 10:24pm

I have wandered over here as well over the last 3 years. I've just popped back in but consider myself new since I haven't been seen much at all. I didn't realize what I did had a name to it and honestly just go with my mommy gut. Isn't that a beautiful thing?




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