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post #21 of 58
Name: Di Linh & Everett

Baby's age: 12 weeks

Milestones/Updates: In a fluke moment, Everett rolled from his back to his belly this morning. He still can't roll from belly to back (which generally comes first) so he got frustrated. He hasn't repeated the rolling again since this morning, but we got the bedrail up just in case. He is a bit fussier than normal these past few weeks. Reflux is worse. He is up more often at night. I can't figure out what is exactly wrong and that is driving me crazy. Otherwise, he is doing well. He coos so much and laughs really loud. His laugh cracks me up. I keep meaning to get him on video doing these things. His favorite book is now "The Rainbow Fish."

Thoughts: I'm too tired to have thoughts right now.
post #22 of 58
Name: Nina & Elliot

Baby's age: 11 weeks

Milestones/Updates: Lots more 'talking' and very responsive with smiles and eye contact.

Thoughts: Still working on chilling out the big sister. She is a hurting little girl. She is so angry but so loving all in the same moment. I am working every day to be a more gentle mom. It's been a 180 since we brought Elliot home...there is no more timeout, no nagging, no lectures. We haven't been able to get rid of coercion 100% but I am doing so much better. I am sure we will be able to come through this transition as a family. I'm curious to see how this impacts our eventual parenting with Elliot...are the same mistakes inevitable? Will the same stuff even come up? His personality is so much mellower already.
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Thoughts: I'm too tired to have thoughts right now.
post #23 of 58
Mana, one way to get a duct unclogged, in addition to all the other good advice, is to have baby's chin point toward the clog. You might have to lay baby down on the bed and get in some creative positons (like leaning over baby, boob hanging down) but a fellow DDC mama posted that for me here when I had duct/mastitis issues. It totally helped!

Di Linh, I love baby laughter. Makes everything better.
post #24 of 58
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Originally Posted by carmel23 View Post
Mana, one way to get a duct unclogged, in addition to all the other good advice, is to have baby's chin point toward the clog. You might have to lay baby down on the bed and get in some creative positons (like leaning over baby, boob hanging down)
nak

it seems to freak R out and she refuses. the brestfriend gets her chin closer to the plugged duct tho.

Di Linh, sorry things are tough with E. It's hard to be tired AND not sure what's going on.
post #25 of 58
Everett has been trying to sit up since last week. Everytime I try to recline him (like in the baby bathtub), he pulls himself up. Today I went to lay him on the Boppy and he DID NOT want to lay down. This is what he did instead.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...ebruary163.jpg

Ummm... and he stayed sitting...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...ebruary167.jpg

Why does he want to grow up so fast?
post #26 of 58
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Everett has been trying to sit up since last week. Everytime I try to recline him (like in the baby bathtub), he pulls himself up. Today I went to lay him on the Boppy and he DID NOT want to lay down. This is what he did instead.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...ebruary163.jpg

Ummm... and he stayed sitting...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...ebruary167.jpg

Why does he want to grow up so fast?
he is so cute! Its funny because Nico is like that, too. He loves being up and if I put him on his belly, he does this 'crawling' thing, where he is moving his legs to crawl, but doesn't get any traction and doesn't go anywhere. The he gets frustrated, and is :mad MAD for like 20 minutes, even if I pick him up and pace with him, try to nurse, etc. He is just POed.

He also hates to be left alone-- last night we were playing a board game on the floor and Nico was in his chair watching us, and DD would come over and sing to him, etc. Then it was dinner time so the kids all got up to wash hands and I went to get everyone's drinks... he was so mad!

I went back and he had this sad/mad expression that just melted my heart. Its funny that he looks like a little old man, but is such a 'kid' already,-- so he is like old man kid, more then baby

Name:

Carmel y Nico

here is my picture update: sleeping baby
post #27 of 58
I just found out that all the milk in my freezer that I've been pumping for donation/future use (did you know you can make yogurt out of your breast milk?? talk about a great first solid!!) has to be thrown abaw b/c of the thrush. It's almost 100 oz
post #28 of 58
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I just found out that all the milk in my freezer that I've been pumping for donation/future use (did you know you can make yogurt out of your breast milk?? talk about a great first solid!!) has to be thrown abaw b/c of the thrush. It's almost 100 oz
Iknow, this happened to me too. i was told you can scald it and use it but i'm too freaked out about re-infection and just built up another stash.
post #29 of 58
nak

I'm trying to speak in japanese to nimbus. But I need to brush up..."do you want to drink mommy? Of course you want to drink mommy!" gets the point I'm making across, but probably wouldn't be something someone would say!

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he is so cute! Its funny because Nico is like that, too. He loves being up and if I put him on his belly, he does this 'crawling' thing, where he is moving his legs to crawl, but doesn't get any traction and doesn't go anywhere. The he gets frustrated, and is :mad MAD for like 20 minutes, even if I pick him up and pace with him, try to nurse, etc. He is just POed.
I have a solution for this! I'll describe it when I have two hands later. Nimbus has a serious drive to crawl so I invented a "game"...
post #30 of 58
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So we rush out with crying baby, and kids trying to talk to me while baby is screaming in my ears (which just freaks me out), and I can only nurse for so long in the car with antsy kids before we have to go... and then its a 10 minute drive with baby screaming... and I inevitably have stuff a I have to do when we first get in the door before I can nurse the little guy.
this is my life. it's so hard to give everyone what they need.

we just had a hellish 1/2 hr drive with baby screaming all the way and older kids screaming with laughter the entire time.
post #31 of 58


cloud, I put my hands behind his feet so he can push off of them and move. I'd love to hear your game.

awaken,
post #32 of 58
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cloud, I put my hands behind his feet so he can push off of them and move. I'd love to hear your game.
That's how mine started. Now it involves a Swaddlebees changing pad (slippery bottom, fleecy top) with a burp cloth laid crosswise at one end (for his hands so they don't get dirty) and our wooden floors so that he can push himself far and fast. ;-) That's about all the game is, haha. I supposed I could've hunt and pecked that. But two hands are easier.
post #33 of 58
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nak

I'm trying to speak in japanese to nimbus. But I need to brush up..."do you want to drink mommy? Of course you want to drink mommy!"
This is cracking me up!!
post #34 of 58
Name: Orin

Baby's age: 11.5 weeks

Milestones/Updates: He's basically rolling from his back to his tummy now. He loves grabbing things. He's getting fairly good at holding his head up and looking around...still a little wobbly. I have to keep remembering that he will do things at his own pace and not when other babies are. He's 12 lbs now lol. Still small but LONG. My goodness he might be tall. He is almost 25inches long.

Wonderful news.....we have been working on EC (I didn't even think I could do it) and he has now gone pee 4 times in the toilet and poop twice!!!! I saved myself 2 poopy diapers!!!! I am sooooo proud of the both of us. I don't think any of my friends believe me except for the ones that do it themselves lol.

Thoughts: Tomorrow I have a 'date' with MIL.....I have been dreading this for a week. She wanted to come to my mamas group but I told her no. That's the only time in a week that I get to be with cool people and I don't want to lose that. So after the mamas group I get to meet her for lunch. I still think the only reason she wants to 'meet' is so she can hold the baby some more. I'm going to be wearing him but I just don't want to deal with the "Well why can't I hold him?", "I hardly ever get to see him", "We are going through withdrawl from not getting to see him"....like it's our responsibility that they have a life. They need to get out and do things and not rely on us for their entertainment. It's all about them all the time.

Other than IL's I'm still doing really well. I'm starting an etsy shop and I'm so excited. I'm not expecting to make a fortune, just hope to support my art/craft addiction lol. DH says I spend too much at Joanns haha.
post #35 of 58
Sara: Yup, each baby is different. When they are 4-5 years old, it won't matter at all who crawled, sat up, talked or walked first. LOL Yay on the EC success! Good luck with MIL and starting your own Etsy shop! As for MIL saying she doesn't get to hold DS enough, let her know that since they live close by, they hold him plenty compared to other grandparents. My MIL got to hold Everett for a total of 1 hour since he's been born. My parents haven't even met him and probably won't for a long time. Don't let her intimidate you or make you feel bad. I find the easiest thing to do with people like that is to continue to smile and nod no matter what they say. Tune them out and only hear what you want to hear. If he is in the sling and she asks to hold him just say, "I think he's comfortable where he is." Repeat as necessary. I think once she realizes you will no longer bow down to her, she will back off. It may get ugly for awhile, but if you stay firm you will eventually win. Afterall, you are in control of what she wants most - her son and her grandson.

Carmel & Awaken: I hear ya! Everett is getting better about being in the car, but we still deal with a lot of carseat crying. Evie has stopped yelling about the baby crying, but it doesn't help that both kids keep reminding me how sad Everett looks while I'm trying to rush home.

Cloud: That's hilarious! How fun.
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by evinmom View Post
Everett has been trying to sit up since last week.
*squee*!! What an adorable little man... what a SERIOUS look he has!!


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I just found out that all the milk in my freezer that I've been pumping for donation/future use (did you know you can make yogurt out of your breast milk?? talk about a great first solid!!) has to be thrown abaw b/c of the thrush. It's almost 100 oz
Could you heat it up and take a bath?! I've heard Breastmilk is the BEST for bathing in.... haven't tried it yet though.
post #37 of 58
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Originally Posted by cloudbutterfly View Post
That's how mine started. Now it involves a Swaddlebees changing pad (slippery bottom, fleecy top) with a burp cloth laid crosswise at one end (for his hands so they don't get dirty) and our wooden floors so that he can push himself far and fast. ;-) That's about all the game is, haha. I supposed I could've hunt and pecked that. But two hands are easier.

omg, that is the cutest thing I've heard all day... that just makes me smile. Does he totally crack up??
post #38 of 58
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Could you heat it up and take a bath?! I've heard Breastmilk is the BEST for bathing in.... haven't tried it yet though.
Maybe, would I get a yeast infection? Hmmm...I'm not sure if it's worth the risk. Even though it has been strangly fun painting my nips purple (gentian violet) I'm not sure I'd want a matching hoohaw.

I read in the Ultimate Breastfeeding Answer Book(or something close to that) that it should be okay...idk...I'm still looking for some hope of keeping it.
post #39 of 58
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Maybe, would I get a yeast infection? Hmmm...I'm not sure if it's worth the risk. Even though it has been strangly fun painting my nips purple (gentian violet) I'm not sure I'd want a matching hoohaw.

I read in the Ultimate Breastfeeding Answer Book(or something close to that) that it should be okay...idk...I'm still looking for some hope of keeping it.
There are mixed opinions on whether you need to dump the milk pumped during a thrush outbreak. I wouldn't donate it, but I personally would give my own healthy baby this milk. Here is a good link for you which presents the different thoughts:

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...ssed-milk.html

Heating the milk will kill the yeast.
post #40 of 58
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*squee*!! What an adorable little man... what a SERIOUS look he has!!
Well he is a Sagittarius. Sag boys are supposed to be "earnest." LOL
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