Hi, I'm Melinda. Like the original poster I didn't know I was an attachment parenter till after my first kid was born. . . . I didn't nurse them that long, but that's cause of health issues. I take medication that would make them really sick, so I nursed them as long as possible. My last one I was allowed to nurse a week, and boy was my dr cranky about that. lol Um, other than that I believe in keeping my children with me until they start school, I believe in being responsive to them and their needs. I believe in feeding on demand, I believe in responding when they cry . . . I'm sure you all don't need to hear it all. . . lol
I have three kids, ages 7, 4, and 3. The older two are girls, the younger a boy. My son, the baby, is severly adhd. I'm in the process of getting him into some programs to help him out, and it really goes against the grain. He's got speach issues so their's things I just can't do for him, but my girls never went to pre-school. *sigh* It's only going to be an hour or so a day, though.
I'm new here :D My name is Linda, and my partner is Aby. We have one daughter (I was the birth mum) who is 2 3/4yrs old. We have been AP since she was born. We used to co sleep (she now sleeps in a single bed next to ours), she breast fed till she self weaned at 28mths, she is not vaccinated, we use unconditional style parenting as much as we can, she was in cloth nappies till we started EC (Elimination Communication) at 8mths and she 'graduated' to dry in the day by 1yr, and in the night just after she turned 18mths. She is still carried in a sling when she wants (most of the time LOL!) and we avoid pretty much all junk in her diet. Oh and we plan to homeschool.
We live in Australia, but uptill 10mths ago lived in the U.K (I'm Ozzie, but spent 5yrs in the U.K). I am a SAHM, and Aby has a child development/autism/special needs background, but currently works managing an unemployment company.
We were ttc, but have decided to take a break till August.
So that is us. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
Hi I am Kris. I have posted tons here but never really introduced myself. I am a SAHM with two boys. AJ is a little over 3 months old and Will is 4. I BF Will for 14 months and of course AJ is still nursing. I am so lucky that I have an API group in my town so I have tons of support. I think that Ap is really just common sense parenting. Looking forward to getting to know you girls better!
How ironic that I should find this board the day after my maya wrap arrived! Hi all, I am Amy, a SAH mother to the sweetest little darling boy, JR. My husband and I are AP. I look forward to meeting everyone! :D
I'm Natalie and my son, Joshua, is 4.5 months old. I love AP parenting, despite all of the negativity I receive from *everyone* about it! My little guy is very high-needs, so I don't see how I could raise him any other way.
Wow! This thread was started a looooong time ago. I am still happy to introduce myself though.
My name is Claire(23) and DH is Clayton(32) and our son is James who was just born on June 8th, 2006!! We are so happy and can't believe he is finally here!! I work as a bookeeper for Remax(real estate company) and DH is a yacht broker. We love fishing, water sports, boats, etc.
Upon having James, I had no clue what AP even was. I was introduced to the concept the first week he was born and loved it!! I tried to have him CIO one time and that was enough! Never again. We breastfeed and love it. He is like a little pro. He co-sleeps with us which makes nursing much easier at 4 in the morning. :wink: I am just happy to have found this board and am still learning so much about the benefits of this type of parenting!
Here are some pics:
Here we are wishing we could hold him! I was about to pop.
James was in the NICU for a couple days after his birth due to breathing problems. He had meconium in the sac when he was born and therefore it was in his lungs. All is well, now, but here is my little guy still at the hospital.
Here we are after his first night home. Man, are we EXHAUSTED! He was up all night. Poor James looks like he is uncomfotable. Clayton clearly wasn't paying attention to his little neck. :roll: LOL.
Here is my little sweetheart!
Wow just thought I'd stop by for old time's sake and I noticed this thread is still going, that's great!
I guess I can update :lol: Reece self-weaned in March on his 4 1/2 year birthday exactly :D
My name is Heather.
Our first daughter, Rheya Ann, was born on May 19, 2006. We are so happy that she is finally here. We had tried to concieve for 1 year and 4 months. Rheya was born at 35 weeks and 4 days. I had to be induced due to preeclampsia. I was given magnesium sulfate while in the hospital to prevent seizures. I did have an epidural and I'm glad that I did.
I guess I'm using AP. We don't CIO. We realized very early on that CIO was not for us. We co-sleep. It has worked out very well. I'm breastfeeding. I plan to start to pumping when Rheya grows teeth. I plan to have Rheya weaned when she is 12 months old. We also use disposable diapers and vaccinate. I have a Moby Wrap and love it. Rheya loves it too.
I hope to find other parents how are like me on this board.
My name is Denise and I'm 28 and Dh is 34.
Unfortunately I don't breastfeed due to issues (long story) but we are just now starting to cloth diaper, we don't vaccinate, I love my sling, and we co-sleep. Originally we were not going to co-sleep, we just didn't think it was for us, but then our doctor recommended it and we just thought why not!
Wasn't sure AP was going to be for us, we didn't plan to do AP but we just fell into it. So far it's worked out and we can't complain. We kind of just go with our insticts and it turned out most of what we felt was AP. I'm glad I found this board so I can see how other parents go about parenting since this is our first time around.
i forgot to do an intro here!
im peggy 22 and kyle is almost 6 months old.i am a liberal APer lol because my son hated being worn and he is FF.we co-sleep and dont CIO.I go by the method..he eats when he wants,sleeps when he wants.
here are some pics
37 weeks last belly pic..kyle was born @ 38 weeks
meeting for the first time
yes im swollen from being preggo and all the fluids from the c-section