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post #21 of 62
Arg...I was the only one again so I just left. We'll try for mommy and me pilates tomorrow. At least it gave me a chance to clean out the car. We need more space for our roadtrip this weekend. Five hours in the car with the babe. Luckily my parents are driving so I can sit in the back with him. And I pumped a bunch of milk so I can just give him a bottle instead of stopping to nurse.

He's laying on the floor right now, enjoying some music and talking to the ceiling. So cute.

Anybody else having back problems? I carried him in the moby for the majority of the day on Saturday and since then my back has been killing me! I don't want to wear him at all because bending over really hurts.
post #22 of 62
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nak

Love those baby smiles. I think it has made all the difference in our bonding process. Going to mommy and me yoga this morning. Last time I was the only mom there so I'm hoping more people show up this time.
Oh, that reminds me I've got to sign up for classes near me! I think I'm gonna love baby and me yoga.

Is baby massage big in your neck of the woods? I've seen lots and lots of offers for classes here. Has anyone done these?
post #23 of 62
re back pain: my back hurts too, but that seems reasonable...lack of ab muscles to support it, perhaps? When I am pregnant, my back seems to be supported by the baby! Now I have to work my stomach muscles.
My upper leg/thigh muscles are also weak (not sure why this happens to me, pp) I am doing lots of walking in an effort to regain strength. Don't have the motivation to run yet, but thinking about it!

baby smiles! love 'em. when she is not sleeping or eating or wanting to eat or getting tired she is mostly smiling and even more so when being interacted with!
post #24 of 62
No back issues here - but DS is 28.5 pounds so I'm used to carry him around. My wrist injury is still bothering me though and it's been 2 months now.
post #25 of 62
Since my thyroid exams were 'inconclusive', my OB wants me to see an orthomolecular doctor; anyone here ever seen one of these? Good results? No results? Afraid of throwing away money when maybe I should be seeing an endocrinologist instead.
post #26 of 62
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yes on the back problems from too much carrying
post #27 of 62
Smiles - yes, we get lots of those here! So adorable! Coos too, which are also great.

We have a free family photo shoot this Saturday, so I'm hoping she'll be smiling then too! (And DS also, he can be stubborn at times)

Back pain - not too much. I wear DD for at least a few hours everyday , either in a "moby" or else a homemade buckle carrier. Sometimes I feel shoulder pain if I hang out laundry or wash dishes wearing her, but it goes away once I am done with the task.

My major complaint this week is that "aunt flo" decided to show up! DD is 7 weeks old. I am exclusively nursing on demand. I know it's aunt flo because I stopped spotting weeks ago, I have cramps, and I'm a bit moody. I guess I should be happy I got almost a year off, but still.
post #28 of 62
again, it is common for bleeding around 6 weeks...google it. doesnt necessarily mean AF is back.
post #29 of 62
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My major complaint this week is that "aunt flo" decided to show up! DD is 7 weeks old. I am exclusively nursing on demand. I know it's aunt flo because I stopped spotting weeks ago, I have cramps, and I'm a bit moody. I guess I should be happy I got almost a year off, but still.
Got my AF at 7 wks & again at 10 wks this time -- cramping, bloating, the real stuff. Am 4 mos pp now, though, and at least I haven't seen AF again since 10 wks.
post #30 of 62
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yay for daddys who come home and take the baby for a walk in the bjorn so I can chill out!
post #31 of 62
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yay for daddys who come home and take the baby for a walk in the bjorn so I can chill out!
YES! I agree! DH takes the babe for a walk most evenings so I can cook dinner in peace. Plus, Isaiah loves it!

Yay for there being other moms at pilates today. Only problem is that I am so. not. flexible. I think it helped my back though.

And yay for Ze taking a nap in his bed right now. I'm guessing this will be a long one because he didn't take a real nap this morning. I think I'm going to go try to lie down too. ZZZZZZZ
post #32 of 62
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again, it is common for bleeding around 6 weeks...google it. doesnt necessarily mean AF is back.
I'm sure it is common, but I got my cycle back last time when DS was 3 months and it was a very regular 28 day cycle from then on. Plus, my mom got pregnant with my brother not quite 3 months postpartum with my sister. I'm guessing it's hereditary or something? I will mark this one on the calendar and see what happens in 28 days Hopefully - nothing!
post #33 of 62
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Fussiness and crying of a little baby is SO NOT FUN!
Anyone else? sigh
post #34 of 62
Ugh, Katie, I've been there....it sucks! Hope Teo feels better/calms down soon.

Miranda has mastered the art of the 30-minute nap.....so not enough time to get anything done!!
post #35 of 62
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Fussiness and crying of a little baby is SO NOT FUN!
Anyone else? sigh
Have you looked into silent reflux? It can even come & go--can be linked to something in your diet (dairy?).
post #36 of 62
Katie, how old is Teo now? I think weeks 5-6ish are about that FUN time where they can get collicky and so. very. fussy. Definitely not the best baby time. And of course it coincides with mama being totally sleep deprived. I hope you can get a little me time every day. That helped. DH would play with the babe for 20 minutes or so in the evenings so I could take a hot bath.

Ze still never really naps in the morning unless we are out and about running errands. He just cat naps until he gets SUPER tired around the early afternoon. Then I can usually get him in his bed for a 2 hour nap or so. If I try to put him down before he is very, very tired he just wakes up in 10 minutes.

Oh, and in the evenings he's so weird: he's very hungry and very tired and he simply won't nurse until DH spends 20 minutes or so getting him swaddled and almost asleep. I think he's going to be one of those kids who gets really frustrated by everything when their tired. Once he's calm, he'll nurse for 20 minutes but before then...no go.

Anyone else still swaddling? We use a Woombie because Ze can escape from everything else but if I try to put him down without swaddling that dang moro/startle reflex wakes him up instantly. When does that reflex end?
post #37 of 62
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It doesn't seem food related to me though everyone suggests that. I don't know but I do know the list of things to avoid and I don't eat much of that stuff at all. It seems more over tired related. On the days when he naps a lot he is a cheerful baby. Then there are the days when he just won't fall asleep and he is not cheerful at all!
post #38 of 62
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Oh, and in the evenings he's so weird: he's very hungry and very tired and he simply won't nurse until DH spends 20 minutes or so getting him swaddled and almost asleep. I think he's going to be one of those kids who gets really frustrated by everything when their tired. Once he's calm, he'll nurse for 20 minutes but before then...no go.

Anyone else still swaddling? We use a Woombie because Ze can escape from everything else but if I try to put him down without swaddling that dang moro/startle reflex wakes him up instantly. When does that reflex end?
I still swaddle every night! My baby is the same way, it's like she needs the routine of being swaddled in order to calm down and actually nurse and fall asleep. Sometimes she gets so overly tired (she HATES to nap some days and those days are BAD BAD nights!!!) that she screams and I have to use a pacifier,swaddle, and swing her in my arms in front of a fan in order to calm her down enough to nurse her and have her go to bed. It's so random though bc some days she just falls asleep in my arms! (Knock on wood) She has been sleeping pretty much through the night, about 6-7 hours and then wakes up to eat, then sleeps again until around 7:30 or 8 am. Then I want to nap with her around 9:30 and we nap until 11! She seems to only nap if I am napping with her which makes it hard to get anything else done! LOL.
post #39 of 62
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It doesn't seem food related to me though everyone suggests that. I don't know but I do know the list of things to avoid and I don't eat much of that stuff at all. It seems more over tired related. On the days when he naps a lot he is a cheerful baby. Then there are the days when he just won't fall asleep and he is not cheerful at all!
I bet it is just the age and a stage he is going through. I think all babies are fussy from time to time .
post #40 of 62
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Does anyone have good suggestions of how to get the baby to nap and to be put down to nap so I can get a little time apart? How do you all do it? He will nap in the bjorn and he is happy but there are only so many hours I can wear him and thenI want to put him down for a good sleep. He used to sleep well but doesn't right now. For example, right now he is sort of sleeping in the bjorn. But if I were to put him down so I could go do anything else- he would wake up and cry.
How do you all get your babies to nap in the day?
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