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post #21 of 81
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holly is kicking the last of the virus so we're at about 2 weeks of dealing w/ sick kids . i'm so over it!

robin woke screaming last night and didn't settle down for over an hour. not sure if it was a night teror but it was awful. so f-ing tired today but holly is up at 6 am lately.

i think robin may be a "spirited" or "intense" child. i read a book excerpt snd it gave me chills it sounded so familiar.

wish i could just relax, feeling very worn right now.
post #22 of 81
Eating bread and water by 2 mos?? That's just some insane advice!
mamakims and hakeber- I am feeling ya'll on the body image issues. I feel just awful about that. Nothing fits right, I don't want to spend the money on clothes. It would ok of I had nowhere to go, but ds is involved in soccer and baseball and I have practices, games to go to. I have started walking, we'll see if that helps the weight come off any faster.
Emma was 6 weeks old on friday. She is doing great. I did have to take her to the doctor, I thought she was getting sick but she checked out ok just a little nasal congestion which could be due to allergies and the weather getting warm here, lots of pollen. She weighs 10lbs 13oz, so up almost 3 pounds from birth! She is sleeping ok, some nights better than others. She is napping too, so that is great. A lot of her hair has fallen out, she is changing so much already.
post #23 of 81
NAK
Love hearing updates from everybody!
Sorry to hear about sick LOs - it sucks. Hope everyone is feeling better soon. We had a bout with a nasty cold but it hit DH and me and spared the bun.

We're doing great - Sasha just had his 2 months check up - he is 10 weeks tomorrow (yikes!) He's gained almost 4 lbs and is changing so much. Holding his head up, rolling to his side, smiling up a storm and starting to coo. He's definitely not a newborn anymore. We're loving being parents! I didn't realize I'm going to be such a crunchy mama but we're co-sleeping, cloth diapering, EBFing, babywearing, and part time ECing. If I take Sasha to the bathroom and he doesn't need to go he gets mad and hollers, and if we got his signals right he sits there and smiles. It is so much fun!
We wake twice a night to nurse, but I still seem to get plenty of sleep (I fall asleep right as he latches) and now I just need to get back to working on my PhD (need to defend in late April) I just don't seem too motivated to work while he naps.
Our only problem is spit up - but it just means we do a lot of laundry. The bun likes to comfort nurse and often overfills his stomach. We started to use a paci when he wants to suckle but doesn't like the milk coming out and it seems to work really well for him. I worry about him becoming dependent on it but he only gets it if the boob seems to make him mad.
Yeah, and I'd love to get to the one poo a week, we have more like 5 a day.
Hugs to all mamas and LOs!
post #24 of 81
Things are doing great here... Wilhelmina is 6 1/2 weeks old and is such an amazing little girl.. She smiles all of the time and loves the attention she gets from her big brothers.

She is a great and efficient nurser, getting what she needs in less than 5 min (my first was like that too) and is a great sleeper.... she goes into a deep sleep around 9:30 then wakes up sometime between 11 and 1 to pee and nurse and then sleeps until about 6-7am...

We do have crying bouts at times if I am not in tune with her needs, and don't respond quickly enough, but once I figure it out it gets me back on track and things are smooth again...

EC is going great... we have been going diaper free more and using training underwear more in the house... we catch all poos and most pees... at night it is the easiest... I just offer the potty when she wakes and then nurse her and she stays dry all night...

Besides that, we will be travelling soon and that is making me a bit nervous... Willa and I are going on trip to see my best friend in Prince-Rupert for three weeks. DH is staying home with the boys and it will be the first time I am gone from the family.. .it is a great opportunity though and something I will not be able to do again for a long time so I am going to take advantage of it and have fun...

btw... here is a link to Wilhelmina's pics... she is growing so fast!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxye/s...7623172667585/

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So, when you don't schedule a baby, when exactly do you put them down for a nap and how do I know how often he should sleep? (I'm waiting for No Cry Sleep Solution at the library.)
Only the baby knows how often they should sleep and for how long, we all have our own sleep needs, no book or other person can possibly tell you... watch cues, yawning, tired sounding cries etc... then help them fall asleep in the way they like... (nursing, rocking, wearing, holding etc..) once they are asleep you can try to put them down if that is what you want, if it doesn't work to put them down, repeat the cycle and it will start working after a while...
post #25 of 81
...it sounds like we have quite the range of experiences here. Everything from easy babies who have nice long periods of rest, easy cues and lots of smiles to sickness, lack of sleep and lots of crying.

Over here, we are still definitely struggling, and now Margaret has a stuffy nose.

I think that if she was my first, things would be much more simple, i.e. I could respond to her as soon as she indicated she was tired. As it is, there is a whole lot of juggling going on, and I feel like everyone is suffering.

I *REALLY* wish we lived closer to family. DH is gone from 6am to 10pm, so I feel like a single mom right now. I thought that I would have had a groove by now.

*SIGH*

I just keep thinking that all I have to do is make it through to 4mos, and then things will start to get a bit better.

cheers,
charlene
post #26 of 81
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Originally Posted by smokeylo View Post
Holly naps wonderfully right now, but I'm wondering this too in terms of once she is too big to sleep everywhere like she does now. With my older daughter, she required me to hold her/be near to nap, and I really don't want that to be true for Holly. As it is, she does nap on her own once a day or more, but not for long. I want to make sure I'm doing the right things to encourage her to rest peacefully on her own. Let us know if NCSS has info on that stuff -- I have the book for toddlers and loved it, but don't have the baby book.

I'm still reading, but I'll let you know.


 

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I'm sorry things are rough. I hope they get better soon.


Edited by Mulvah - 10/16/11 at 11:21am
post #27 of 81
Does Margaret get stuffy noses a lot? Could it be an allergy? Ds has really bad allergies to dust and the dry heat of our radiator made him terribly stuffy, so we had a humidifier as well as the heater to balance out the dryness, but then we found we had to leave the doors and windowd open a crack to keep the moisture from building up...a huge balancing act, definitely made easier by having had one kid.

We also put Ecalyptus menthol drops in the humidifier to open things up.
post #28 of 81
thanks for your sympathy and suggestions.

No, it is definitely the stuffiness that is making its way through our family.

this too shall pass.

thank you ladies,
charlene

ps-the good news is that my cancer treatments are being put off for a little while because it wasn't as bad as initially thought...so we'll start all that in about a month.
post #29 of 81
Aziz is 7 weeks now and still awesome. He only wakes once at night to nurse. He is so loved by everyone and is lavished by kisses all the time. Even our 2 yo has taken to him. I feel blessed.

We are moving in a couple of weeks, so while I dread having to clean this place it will be amazing to live 1 minute from the beach.

While having three is pretty easy for the most part, my 2 yo is a challenge. I don't want to take her anywhere bc of her shrill screams. I think it will get better as her vocab improves, but it's hard to go to the store with her being so willful.

I think parenting three has given me more patience but I could still use a couple more doses.
post #30 of 81
Charlene - fantastic news about your treatment!! I see my doc need week to determine where I am going with mine, but I feel strong and confident right now.
post #31 of 81
She's doing well. I weighed her on Wed and she's 10 lbs 11 oz (up from 8 lbs 3 oz) I started going back to work at 6 weeks, I had dropped down to sub status but when DH couldn't find work I was forced to pick up shifts so we could pay the bills. So I'm still at sub status but I'm getting really easy (sleep over) nights and working 40 hours a week. She takes the bottle really well and since DH does so much of her care (he does about 90% of the diapers LOL) she has really bonded with him and he selflessly cares for her and always puts her first, such a good daddy.

She pretty much only fusses when she's wet or hungry, I guess we'll see how she is when she starts teething. She's already started drooling everywhere. She doesn't cry in the carseat anymore which is nice. She's lost most of her baby hair, which was pretty dark at birth but since DH and I both had blond hair I expect that is what she will have too. Oddly enough her eyes are super dark and not really any color. Just a muddy color. I know that she will likely have blue eyes like her dad and me but I was kind of hoping she would end up with green as both her grandmothers have green eyes.

I've had some confusing times. I started cramping and had a little pink discharge a few days ago so I thought it was implantation bleeding. Then when I took a nap and woke up there was enough to spill a spot onto my panties and it was darker so I assumed I was just starting my period a week and half early. But then there hasn't been anymore blood and now I'm having definite PG symptoms. So I'm all sorts of confused about what is going on. Is it wonky PP AF bleeding (even though I didn't have any issues with the other 2) or am I PG. I always know when I'm PG and the only reason I'm even remotely second guessing this is because it's so close to having my other baby although I really really want to be PG because it's a 1 time shot, DH absolutely will NOT DTD again without a condom so if I'm not PG now I will never be. I guess I'll find out if I miss my period and take a PG test but that's a week away and the waiting is killing me grrrrr.

I had already expressed all this in another thread but I wish I had kept my mouth shut because even though I know there is a chance I might not be, hearing it from other people really bothers me LOL
post #32 of 81
OMG. Sharlla! really? wow...okay here:

Good luck!

Charlene, bummer about the sniffles going round, but good news on the cancer treatments! I hope that gets better!
post #33 of 81
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OMG. Sharlla! really? wow...okay here:

Good luck!

Charlene, bummer about the sniffles going round, but good news on the cancer treatments! I hope that gets better!
Aww thanks

Oh here's some pics of Panda, I need more. My friend took a ton of pics of the birth but she hasn't made me a CD.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...lbumId=2811328
post #34 of 81
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Aww thanks

Oh here's some pics of Panda, I need more. My friend took a ton of pics of the birth but she hasn't made me a CD.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...lbumId=2811328
So cute! I love the sepia shot...beautiful!

So I got an interesting mail today. Here's the gist: http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1205567

I had the interview last week and was offered just a job teaching and I was all...ehhh I dunnooooo...but then he came back this morning with HEAD of faculty of Modern languages and I did a 180. I think I got whiplash.

Looks like we had better get started on baby's first passport.

Let the next adventure begin!
post #35 of 81
Just wanted to tell everyone hi! I haven't had time to get online much but I am thinking about you all.

Basically life is very hard right now. My twins nurse all the time and don't sleep. They won't nap anywhere but on me and everything is kinda just falling apart because of it.
post #36 of 81
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Just wanted to tell everyone hi! I haven't had time to get online much but I am thinking about you all.

Basically life is very hard right now. My twins nurse all the time and don't sleep. They won't nap anywhere but on me and everything is kinda just falling apart because of it.
...you poor thing! Do you have help?
post #37 of 81
Thread Starter 
Nummies, I'm so sorry. That sounds exhausting.

It feels like a lot of us are hitting a weird transition point where we are ready for life to settle down and move on and be a little more manageable, but our little ones aren't quite there yet for whatever reason. It's only been 4-8 weeks for most of us... we must be patient with ourselves! It's so hard, I know.

post #38 of 81
((hugs)) Mandie I hope things get easier soon! I give you major props for nursing both boys! I've known twin moms who didn't even try b/c it just sounded too hard. Hope the boys settle into some good sleep soon!
post #39 of 81
nummies- hangin there. the 1st year with multiples is soo hard!

sharlla- Good Luck, I hope you are pg. Emma is also drooling all over the place, and if I didn't now better, I'd swear she was teething,real fussy and chewing her hands or my shoulder and not hungry.
post #40 of 81
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Originally Posted by nummies View Post
Just wanted to tell everyone hi! I haven't had time to get online much but I am thinking about you all.

Basically life is very hard right now. My twins nurse all the time and don't sleep. They won't nap anywhere but on me and everything is kinda just falling apart because of it.


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...So I got an interesting mail today. Here's the gist: http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1205567

I had the interview last week and was offered just a job teaching and I was all...ehhh I dunnooooo...but then he came back this morning with HEAD of faculty of Modern languages and I did a 180. I think I got whiplash.

Looks like we had better get started on baby's first passport.

Let the next adventure begin!
Congrats! Your life, from what I've read here, fascinates me!
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