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post #101 of 1064
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Originally Posted by AVeryGoodYear View Post
I swear, anytime I say something about her, I get, "oh, she must be teething!" I can say she's awake a lot at night, napping a lot during the day, sucking her fingers, reaching for the dogs, more interested in Daddy than me... whatever... the response is "oh, she must be teething!" Drives me crazy!
I seem to have the same problem, no matter what he does my mom and MIL say "well he is teething" and finishes almost every conversation with "you should be feeding him solids by now" (they both wanted me to start cereal at 4 WEEKS!) I just keep telling them that I will be waiting til at least 6 months and only when he wants them thereafter.
post #102 of 1064
AK, the part about the spider voice made me get teary! I can't believe how far we've come.

Pogo0685, I know what you mean about pressure re. foods. My mom told me the other day that I needed to start spoon feeding her so that she would "learn" how to pull food in to her mouth. It's hard for me not to second guess myself when everyone around me is telling me to do something I think isn't quite right for us....

Aubrey is almost 18 weeks now, and I think Huz and I have only DTD a half dozen times. It's still really uncomfortable, and I don't understand why. [I didn't have a vaginal birth--fully dilated then emergency c-section....] I'm really feeling bad about the lack of intimacy. It's just so uncomfortable that I'm not interested. How are you all getting back in to it?
post #103 of 1064
Justkate: My friend who had a c-section found it painful too. I'm guessing it has something to do with the hormones of breastfeeding. It doesn't hurt for me anymore but things are a bit drier. DD still sleeps in our room and occasionally we dtd while she's sleeping (in her own bed) but very very rarely. Usually we end up on the living room couch. We bought a used futon for guests but it smells like smoke so I won't go near it...DH is desperate to get a new matress. LOL! I'd say we still only do it once or twice a week. Everyone is too tired and the couch isn't as nice as a bed.

We pulled out the jumpy thing but DD didn't know what to do with it. Guess we'll try again in a few weeks. I had the video camera out and everything expecting a good show and she just sat there.

I'm feeling for you single mammas right now. DH is working late and I was so tired and DD was cranky so I put her to bed an hour early.

Cindy
post #104 of 1064
Yeah my doctor (and I generally like him) told me that the tongue thrust reflex meant nothing, they have to do that to get food he said, I almost laughed at him but I held back, I think I am probably one of the most non medicating people hes ever met He generally sees people who come up with illnesses just to get prescriptions.

As far as DTD I also fully dilated but ended up with a c-section, but I don't have any pain so im not sure I could help, we more have the problem of finding time. When we first started DTD again we had to use lots of lube though. And my little tail things from my IUD like to poke DH so that stops us in our tracks when it happens :. I hope it gets better for you!
post #105 of 1064
AK - Your BFP story sounds very similar to mine. I can remember that moment so vividly in my mind. We had people over so I had to take a deep breath and 'casually' call my DH into the bedroom to show him the test.

Re Sleep - I don't think DS can 'regress' because he has never been a great sleeper . Actually, if anything he's been getting better over the last couple of weeks (starting to sleep longer stretches on his own). We still co sleep, but it is nice having a couple of hours in the evening to do my own thing.

Re Sex - I still find it uncomfortable but I'm feeling some pulling where I had my stitches (I talked about this on fb already, sorry to be repeating myself ). I'm going to try the vitamin E tip that was recommended, I hope it helps. And as DS is in our bed for naps and nighttime, we have to find other locations to dtd. I think buying a futon for the 2nd bedroom (eventually DS's room) would be a lot nicer then, say, a blanket on the floor - not that I would know
post #106 of 1064
I'm a little ashamed to say we have yet to DTD.

For a long time, I was afraid (still am a little). Now, there just hasn't been time. DD doesn't sleep without us at night and DH is at work while she naps during the day. Our weekends have been extremely busy and we're never home during the day on the weekends. We're both feeling the itch, badly. This week, DH somehow got poison ivy in a very, shall we say, uncomfortable place... so it's definitely out of the question until that clears up.

I took Owyn swimming for the first time today. My sis has an above-ground pool and the water was the perfect temp. She wasn't sure about it at first, but ended up loving it. She floated on her back, kicked her feet and splashed, and even went under the water a couple of times. She was having a blast!

ETA: Owyn definitely just came out of a growth spurt. She was eating 4 times at night (unusual, she usually does twice) and not sleeping great. Took her to the dr. the last week of May and she weighed 12 lbs. 8 oz. and was 23 in long. Took her to the dr. yesterday for her eye, she weighed 13 lbs 4 oz and was 25 in long! I was shocked! That was all in 3 weeks!
post #107 of 1064
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I'm a little ashamed to say we have yet to DTD.
Phew, I'm glad to read this. We tried once at around the 13 week mark... I ended up pulling away and saying, "Okay, this isn't as painful as I thought it would be, but I think I've had enough". Thank goodness DH is an understanding man, because he took it in stride without being insulted or angry or whatnot.

I just haven't had any desire since then.
post #108 of 1064
DTD: we've only done it a handful of times. I am feeling more interested but its so hard to find the right time. Fi sleeps with us and although I can put her down at night and get up she's likely to need me again with in the hour. Its hard to be in the mood while your listening for the baby and worried she'll wake up. Nap time seems a better option but DH is at work... I suppose at some point we'll make it happen.

Ay carumba, I think we have another tooth coming! Poor baby. It's hard to get a good look but I think she's got another one coming in on the bottom. I expected her to get her top two before anymore on the bottom but maybe not. I could be wrong, we'll just have to wait and see. Is it normal to get teeth "out of order"?

I'm wondering about excersaucers and jumparoos. She doesn't sit up on her own and I sort of feel like she should have more trunk control before using them. Is there any damage that can be done by using them too early? I don't know why I'm leery of them. We have an excersaucer that was given to us but I'm afraid to use it. What are your thoughts on this? Am I the only that has hesitations about these things?
post #109 of 1064
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I'm wondering about excersaucers and jumparoos. She doesn't sit up on her own and I sort of feel like she should have more trunk control before using them. Is there any damage that can be done by using them too early? I don't know why I'm leery of them. We have an excersaucer that was given to us but I'm afraid to use it. What are your thoughts on this? Am I the only that has hesitations about these things?
From what I've read, they just need to be able to put their feet flat on the ground beneath them. Don't necessarily need to be sitting unassisted, yet. I put Owyn in the exersaucer. It's on the lowest setting and her feet are flat. She's also very good at supporting her weight with her feet (loves to stand up!). So, she has a great time. My daycare girl does not support her weight well with her feet and is not at all interested in standing, so she doesn't go in it. I tried putting her in it a couple of times, but she just looks very awkward in it, so I took her out (she prefers our activity mat on the floor, loves grabbing for things in front of her and above her).
post #110 of 1064
AK - I was nervous about it at first too (because of the worries of it being bad for development). But I personally feel that it is okay as long as it's not being overused. Have you tried putting her in it? You could probably tell just by trying it whether or not she's ready. When I first put Royce in an exercauser (at a playgroup), he just kind of slumped and didn't seem very happy. So I took him out, then a few weeks later I tried again, and he really seemed to like it, so that's when I bought the jumperoo - which he *loves*.


Oh, I also wanted to mention that yesterday Royce turned 5 months old!! :
post #111 of 1064
Sooo Maia has started shrieking... it's kinda endearing, kinda makes me want to put earplugs in.

I am keeping an eye on the local Freecycle groups for a jumparoo or exersaucer. Think we're going to get rid of oour swing to make room for one.
post #112 of 1064
I've gotta give the swing back to my cousin too. It's never used anymore and just taking up space. I also have the high chair out (It has a recline). She likes to be up at the table with us and I'm getting a little tired of eating dinner one handed.
DTD: We've been finding more interesting places. But we do have a spare bed for company in our computer room. The problem is by the time we have a moment I'm exhausted. Early mornings are my time but ds and dd wake at the crack of dawn . I actually am finding that I have more of a libido than I did after ds which is nice.
I think the sleep is getting a little better. Might have been a growth spurt combined with teething. She spent a couple nights screaming in dh's arms.
But last night she took about an hour to go down but only woke twice to nurse and then slept until 645am and I woke up to her smiling face.
Anyone have hardwood floors? What are you gonna do when crawling happens?
post #113 of 1064
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Anyone have hardwood floors? What are you gonna do when crawling happens?
Yep! We actually just but a rug today because I was tired of laying out blankets so DS would have a play space. This is the first time I've had hardwood floors (we moved here in April) and I'm finding them a pain for pet hair. It's everywhere and I just know that when DS is crawling it'll get stuck to his hands - which will then go in his mouth. Ugh! I'm hoping that using the rug as his play space will help prevent that at least a little.
post #114 of 1064
We have hardwood in our two main/big rooms and lenoleum (sp?) in the kitchen and baby room. Only carpet in 2 bedrooms. I hadnt thought about crawling on it. We do have a rug in the living room. As for pet hair...I have always had hardwood and vacuumed almost every day to get up cat hair! It' a pain but I consider hardwood floors much cleaner than carpet...the hair and dirt is there but people don't clean it nearly as frequently (generally).

Unfortunately we have a floor furnace in our dining room which is our only source of heat for the entire house and it gets hot enough to burn. So we're going to have to come up with some way to gate it off even though it's in the middle of the pathway b/w the living room and dining room (which is the path into the house from the front door). Pretty inconvenient and unsafe.

I checked out a book on baby proofing from the library this week. I think now might be a good time to start before baby is all over the place!

We just put DD in the jump and go for the 2nd time...she has no clue what to do still. She did enjoy being swung in it though. And she finally laughed for the first time yesterday!! She's 10 days shy of 5 months...sure took her a long time! So worth the wait though!!

Happy early fathers day to all your partners!

Cindy
post #115 of 1064
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We have hardwoods. I've just been putting baby down on the floor to wiggle around, no blanket or anything. He couldn't get any traction with the blanket and was getting frustrated. He can spin in a circle, but doesn't roll yet. (like his head will be pointing at the fridge and then he wiggles till his feet are pointing at the fridge.) His back is covered with dog hair when I pick him up again, but I supposed we just need to get used to that-dog hair is EVERYWHERE over here.
post #116 of 1064
AVeryGoodYear: Maia is adorable, even with the shrieking!

Ditto to everyone else about the dog hair. I have two dogs and I'm constantly vacuuming/brushing/lint brushing. Babe should definitely be used to it by the time she's crawling. We also have hardwood floors but there's a large carpet in front of the couches so she'll likely start crawling there.

Speaking of hair, I remember one of you said they were losing a lot of hair. I wasn't at the time of the post but recently I seem to be losing hair by the brush full. It's crazy and gross. I'm rivaling the dogs.

Sleep was brutal last night--she woke every 2-3 hours! I'm a zombie today but just took a power nap (with DD). The only thing about sleeping together is that she HAS TO HAVE my nipple in her mouth, like a pacifier (which she refuses), so sleep for me ain't so great. Weird, eh? While she'll sleep by herself at night (usually), if we're together, she won't let me just lay there beside her. My peanut is demanding.

Oh, and the Pantley pull-off technique hasn't worked.
post #117 of 1064
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Originally Posted by Gillian28 View Post
Yep! We actually just but a rug today because I was tired of laying out blankets so DS would have a play space. This is the first time I've had hardwood floors (we moved here in April) and I'm finding them a pain for pet hair. It's everywhere and I just know that when DS is crawling it'll get stuck to his hands - which will then go in his mouth. Ugh! I'm hoping that using the rug as his play space will help prevent that at least a little.

I'm quoting my own post so I can laugh at myself - I didn't "just but a rug", I "just bought a rug" I think I need a nap

monkaha - DS spins like that too, but on his tummy. He usually does it so he can keep his eyes on the dog!

heinz - I'm still shedding. I keep having to pull it out of the drain - very disgusting.

Royce sat upright on his own today, long enough for me to snap a few photos. I'll try and get one uploaded so I can show you all!
post #118 of 1064
Ugh I am sooo disgusted by all the hair I'm losing! I think he amount in the drain might be decreasing ever so slightly but it's still a lot. Ick!

DD is so into sitting now. I think we might have to abandon the swing bc she flings herself upright and ends up too far forward. Really really hard to give her a bottle now bc she insists on sitting up and she needs to be leaned back to get the milk in the nipple!

She rolled from tummy to back today. First time she's rolled all on her own. I don't think she knows how to do it again though. LOL. Thankfully DH was sitting there and got to see it too. :-)

Cindy
post #119 of 1064
I am loosing my hair also, I keep thinking I will be bald any day now. My little man is doing so great though, hes rolling over both ways, has started to pet the dogs, can kick himself about 10 feet across the room, he is so active, he hates to nap so by bedtime he is SO cranky, then once I get him sleep he just fades away into dreamland. He wakes up 2-3 times a night to nurse for maybe 5-10 minutes each time so I am getting a pretty good amount of sleep. He cant quite sit up unassisted yet, today he sat strait up for about 2 minutes today then fell over it was so cute though
post #120 of 1064
My little guy could care less about the dog - even when she's licking his feet! He has grabbed the cat's fur a few times, but that's more due to the cat putting his long fur right where the baby's hand was, rather than any particular interest on baby's part.

He also doesn't seem interested in sitting at all. I try and prop him up a bit, and he immediately lunges forward and sideways until he ends up on his tummy (or bangs his head if I'm not careful). And if I put him down on his back he immediately rolls to his tummy. I guess he's just in a "tummy" phase.
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