Originally Posted by wobblykate
she gets pissed off to holy hell. I think once she gas better control over her hands she'll be easier to console. She loves to suck on her fingers/wrist, but can't always get them to stay put. Luckily, if I hold her and bounce her a bit, she'll calm in a couple of minutes usually. It is a horribly loud couple of minutes, but I'm finding it hard enough to nurse her when she's hungry. I think there's something wrong with her latch. Every time I see a LC they always say her latch is "not bad" but then why am i having so many problems? Now my other nipple is sore (not toe-curling, but this one had been pain-free for awhile). I've been hearing occasional air in between sucks...didn't someone mention that's bad? I think the air is giving her gas, maybe explaining the crying jags at night (or maybe that's just b/c she's 2.5 weeks old)?
My DS is going to be 2 weeks on Wed and he's EXACTLY like that. He'll suck on my knuckle for about 5 seconds before he realizes that it isn't a nipple and gets pissed. He does the hand thing too. My inlaws called me a "mean mommy" because I refuse to give him a pacifier... I can relate to the toe curling pain on one side too...I think I have a small crack in the nipple. Sometimes when DS nurses he'll do the brief air sucking thing. He also breathes really hard while nursing so I think that's also why he sucks down so much air.
Originally Posted by bodhitree
ETA: AFWife, sorry to see from the other thread that your baby blues are still going strong. I have a little bit of that happening myself. This morning I was nursing her and crying. DH asked what was wrong and all I could say was, "I'm so tired, and I want my mommy!"
Thanks. I sat on the phone with DH and cried last night. I HATE this military crap...it's not like this schooling thing is hard (he's doing finance so there's no hands-on stuff) He could EASILY do it over the internet or something...but they want him there. He's got a little over 6 weeks left.
The big thing I'm having trouble with (y'all don't mind if I vent do you?) is splitting time between families (mine and his) They really don't get along...my parents are just now starting to accept DH as a person and my husband; and we've been married a little over 2 years and together for 3.5. But, my doctor is here so I'm still staying with them. The weird thing is, they're usually SO CRITICAL of everything I do/am...but I spoke my mind and defended my views a couple of times and they've backed off. Now it's my ILs that come off as critical. Like, the pacifier comment...FIL saying nursing for 8 months is long enough (we're planning AT LEAST a year)...MIL commenting that it's bad that DS is turning me into his pacifier (I don't care...but I think he's just a hungry 2 week old, personally)...MIL saying I need a different carseat (one with a carrier that fits into a stroller) when I really love the carseat I have (he'll grow into it...it's one of those 5-100lbs convertible ones) and I prefer to carry/wear him. *sighs* And then of course my mother is, well, not always emotionally stable. She got empty nest BAD when my brother and I cleared out. (Me first...I ran off with DH and stopped coming home to visit when they told me I wasn't welcome. My brother is a US Marine) So the thought of me leaving again
and taking the baby isn't sitting well with her. I want to split the time I have left here (before DH gets back and we move) evenly between both families. It upsets my mom. I'm not in a place emotionally where I can handle upsetting people... ugh
Sorry...anyway happier updates:
We've got side-lying nursing down
in fact, he does BEST in this position. Less air sucked in and nurses better and longer. AND Mommy gets to fall asleep while he's nursing, and then when he falls off naturally we usually end up sitting there and cuddling for a bit.
However...he pees like a fire hydrant! I had to change his clothes TWICE last night because he peed out of the diaper. I'm also having to wash my sheets (again) today because he was laying next to me during one of these pee incidents...so I had to cover a big wet spot to go back to sleep.