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post #41 of 123
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Originally Posted by PushPineapple View Post
All these confessions make me feel a lot better. A lot of mine are repeats, but here goes...

- I thought DD had bad breath, I even told her doctor about it at her one week appt. He looked in her mouth and found nothing. Later I realized it was a cheesy-neck-stink.

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thank goodness i'm not the only one!! shame on the doc for not figuring it out, tho!

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*Napkin on her head! Good Idea!!! I have gotten used to picking food off of her..
It got a lot of chuckles at my in-laws for t'giving dinner.
post #42 of 123
*I leave Calli in her car seat if she is sleeping too. I move her and she wakes up. At least if I leave her in there I can get the groceries put away, etc.

***Last night she was crying like crazy for food so I was in a hurry to lay down to feed her. When I went to lay down and put my arm under the pillow I elbowed her in the head. She screamed! I felt horrible and held her for like 10 minutes even though she was done crying about me elbowing her and was just crying to eat, just so I could feel better.
post #43 of 123
Oh, I'm a terrible carseat leaver, too. With both of my kids as newborns they didn't transfer well, and ds just didn't sleep well period, so when he was asleep, he was left! One night we got home late, and he was sleeping, and I sure did just put the whole carseat in the crib! He slept for about 4 hours and it was HEAVEN! I always feel badly for just leaving them.. but I still do it With Ainsley I have Colin to tend to, too, and am alone, with a house to clean, so while she's in it (which is rare because we don't go out much) I put groceries or whatever away, play with/tend to Colin, or clean up. And even though I'm a fan of messy house, happy kids.. there's only so much mess, 'cause once all of the dishes are dirty (no dishwasher) I've gotta wash them and the trash has to get taken out Ya do what ya gotta do!
post #44 of 123
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I cannot stop picking my son's nose! I see big crusty boogers just hanging out in there and I can't resist going in after them. I've even made up a song about it.... The Booger Fishing Song.
Just a couple of days ago I was holding the little critter while she slept (as usual) and she had a little booger right at the opening of her nose, and her mouth was wide open. I think you can figure out where this is going... : It fell right in and I was *not* going to go dig for it and risk waking her up.

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I do the fast clean-up, too!
Heh! More than I do. Although it's weird, I've been keeping up with the laundry better than I ever have. Huh.

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Originally Posted by PushPineapple View Post
- In one of our first nights home, in bed, she was crying and I couldn't fix it. I was very tired and frustrated, and I said 'WAH!' back at her. : I have since gained quite a bit of patience.

- She is currently sleeping, swaddled, with a scarf tied around her upper body. I can't keep her swaddled otherwise. I've googled 'swaddle scarf tie' to try and determine if maybe this isn't as crazy as I think it might be, but no results...
We still do the "WAH" thing to her. : It amuses us.

And I have *so* been wanting to do something like your scarf tie thing, but just wasn't sure about it... I think I'll try it now.
post #45 of 123
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We still do the "WAH" thing to her. : It amuses us.

And I have *so* been wanting to do something like your scarf tie thing, but just wasn't sure about it... I think I'll try it now.
We closed up his swaddle super tight with a safety pin for a couple of weeks. It felt really mean, but in the Harvey Karp book he talks approvingly about a Dad using duct tape to keep the swaddle on, so I felt a little better about it. Now we just use the velrco swaddles because they are so much easier.

We also say "WAH!" in his face. Sometimes his little cry just sounds so funny and fake! It's so cute! (Really, I am not a terrible Mom right?)

I do all kinds of things because we'd both (me and the LO) prefer it that way...including not bathing him often, never clipping the nails, not changing clothes very often, etc. just so he won't cry!
post #46 of 123
The miracle blanket is soooo worth the $ and stays really tight. I tuck the tail into the upper wrap in the back and it stays until I unwrap it.
post #47 of 123
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The miracle blanket is soooo worth the $ and stays really tight. I tuck the tail into the upper wrap in the back and it stays until I unwrap it.
I second the miracle blanket! It's the only way DD will stay swaddled.
post #48 of 123
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Sorry- I'm crashing from Sept and just can't resist!!!

I cannot stop picking my son's nose! I see big crusty boogers just hanging out in there and I can't resist going in after them. I've even made up a song about it.... The Booger Fishing Song.
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OMG I am so weird.
crashing from nov I get HUGE mammoth-sized boogers out of my baby's nose with........tweezers. His nasal passages must be shaped really weird because he gets to where he can barely nurse because of the blockage and the aspirator can't get them out. When I finally use the tweezers it looks like I just picked Paul Bunyon's nose
post #49 of 123
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We also say "WAH!" in his face. Sometimes his little cry just sounds so funny and fake! It's so cute! (Really, I am not a terrible Mom right?)
My confession...I like the sound of my baby's cry. Have you ever heard a baby lamb bleating? It sounds like "Maaa Maaa" That is exactly what Cora sounds like... I call her my little lamb and laugh when she cries!

BTW by the third you have too many confessions to care much about it! Also, I haven't taken many (or as many) pics of her, I swore I wouldn't be that way...but I am just too busy!
post #50 of 123
My second confession....

Reading all of these confessions from mamas who have given up on / want to give up on cloth dipes have made me not feel so guilty about not even trying them!
post #51 of 123
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My second confession....

Reading all of these confessions from mamas who have given up on / want to give up on cloth dipes have made me not feel so guilty about not even trying them!
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post #52 of 123
Oh, good I'm not the only CD dropout this time around. I didn't even bother with them for the first few weeks after having a very unexpected emergency c/s. Then when I did try them, I discovered she'd wake up and cry when she peed, and frankly, with two older kids, I need a baby who sleeps more than I need to cloth diaper. At least the prefolds I bought are getting good use as burp cloths. I'll probably make another attempt with pockets when she's a little older. I feel a little guilty about the money I spent on fitteds, but DH doesn't seem to care, he's so thrilled we're doing sposies again

I'm a 3rd time mom, but I still have guilty confessions:

*I let my baby sleep on her tummy. She sleeps SO well that way.
*I use a pacifier. This baby will NOT comfort nurse. Absolutely won't. But she'll suck on a paci and let me cuddle her.
*My 3 yo watches way too much TV during the day. Except for right now she's playing computer games. DH set them up their own little account with shortcuts to some preschool type games (Sesame Street, Noggin, etc.).
*We eat out way too much lately.
post #53 of 123
Oh wow, yes I should confess these things too I suppose!

*Nora is definitely a tummy sleeper!
*We had Papa Johns 3 times last week.
*The cloth prefolds are DEFINITELY getting use as burp cloths!

And a new one -

*We have a fleece blanket we keep on the floor for Nora to nap on and it's only been washed once. Sometimes she has pieces of crap stuck to her face when she wakes up, and I just shake the blanket out and flip it over.
post #54 of 123
My god wash that blanket!


I'm no longer a cloth diapering drop out. I went and bought new, easy diapers. Prefolds are just not for the lazy mommy.

We had a panormous pizza Tuesday and I ate some Wednesday for breakfast.

And yeah on the 3 year olds and TV. With all this snow that's all my kids have been doing. I could entertain them I guess but the tube is the easy way out and I'm taking it way too often.
post #55 of 123
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My god wash that blanket!
Maybe I should have kept that one to myself!! :
post #56 of 123
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Maybe I should have kept that one to myself!! :
No worries, I just changed our sheets that we all sleep on for the first time in a month! There were many dried up previously wet spots.
post #57 of 123
While reading this thread, I used a nursing pad to wipe milk from Calla's chin. I do this frequently and it always feels a little wrong to me.

DH likes to put them on her head like a little beanie, though. That's gotta be worse!
post #58 of 123
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While reading this thread, I used a nursing pad to wipe milk from Calla's chin. I do this frequently and it always feels a little wrong to me.

DH likes to put them on her head like a little beanie, though. That's gotta be worse!
Hi everyone - I love reading this thread! I use my shirt, napkin, anything easily accessible to wipe milk off my babe's chin. I am constantly leaking milk off his face.

Oh, and I haven't changed the sheets for 3 weeks either - even worse, I've had the new sheets out for a week to put on the bed & haven't gotten around to it.

Also, sometimes I pee with him in my arms. Is that really gross?
post #59 of 123
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Originally Posted by rozziemama View Post
Hi everyone - I love reading this thread! I use my shirt, napkin, anything easily accessible to wipe milk off my babe's chin. I am constantly leaking milk off his face.

Oh, and I haven't changed the sheets for 3 weeks either - even worse, I've had the new sheets out for a week to put on the bed & haven't gotten around to it.

Also, sometimes I pee with him in my arms. Is that really gross?
Not as gross as nursin' on the pot I suppose A few times when ds was an infant (he was not happy being put down) when I really had to go.. if he was nursing, I just brought him along. Gotta do what ya gotta do, and some things can only be put off for so long!
post #60 of 123
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Not as gross as nursin' on the pot I suppose...
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