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post #161 of 195
Friday afternoon 4 pmish- just waiting for my husband to get home so I can get a break from the baby for a bit! 2 whole days of weekend ahead- maybe I can actually get some sleep caught up while my husband is around! Let's hope so. Feeling Tired right now.
post #162 of 195
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Katie- love the topics btw.
Me, too!
post #163 of 195
We took ds out to a little gathering and it went well! DH wore him in the mei tei most of the time which was nice for me to get a break! Ds slept some and smiled some, cried a little here and there but did great. I feel proud of us for doing this outing- getting a little semblance of other aspects of life again.
post #164 of 195
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We took ds out to a little gathering and it went well! DH wore him in the mei tei most of the time which was nice for me to get a break! Ds slept some and smiled some, cried a little here and there but did great. I feel proud of us for doing this outing- getting a little semblance of other aspects of life again.
It helps soo much when you feel like you can leave the house without it being a big disaster. And bonus points to your hubby for wearing him

My AFs are sooo screwed up compared to before. Of course that is realizing I've had a handful of them in the last 4 years? I used to have easy periods that came exactly when I expected them. No surprises or anything. Now I'm dealing with nausea and dizziness along with the bloating and fatigue.

Tristyn is my life saver today. She was being fussy and I kept tossing back and forth latching her on to get her to go back to sleep and she just wasn't having it. Sit up and look at the clock...oops its time to get up for my early class and I forgot to set the alarm! She gets points towards that first car when she's sixteen

Since changing my feeding routine I feel like I have more milk...maybe I can bribe myself into trying to pump on my lunch break to see if I can make enough...
post #165 of 195


Remember our plans to go to Italy? Ya, I don't have fun vacay photos to post. We are all in bed with pharyngitis.

Thursday night, our bags were packed, sandwiches in the fridge for the train and poor baby is having a hard time breathing through his nose. (DH had already been diagnosed earlier in the week) Needless to say I stayed up practically all night with him helping him sleep semi-upright to help him breath. This was my second night without sleep during the week thanks to my two sickies. So, on Friday after baby visited the dr. in the morning I finally fell too.

It is not fun watching your new babe sick!!! It is even worse when he tries to smile through it. Ohhh, I love, love, love him.

So, that's my no fun update. Hope you mommas and babies are feeling great!
post #166 of 195
linchi,

As we say in Hebrew a "refuah shlaima" (a complete healing) to each of you. Sometimes its just best to step back and take it easy. And you will take the trip at an even BETTER time, I'm sure. Though I'm sorry you couldn't go and were so dissapointed and sick on top of all of it. (((hug)))
post #167 of 195
Feel better soon linchi and family!

We've done really well nursing today. She needed a bottle at around 3pm because no amount of nursing was making her happy (its when I'm usually in class so I nearly never nurse her at that time) but otherwise she's been my ninny monster

She's been pulling herself into the crawling position today I'm sooo not ready for that lol

DH and I are having a Saw marathon when the kiddos head to bed (after I finish Food, Inc. first!) and tomorrow is study day! Big test on tuesday.

I keep wishing I had the motivation to work out more/ eat better. I'm hoping I'll get there soon because I miss getting into shape like I was pre-Tristyn.
post #168 of 195
Anyone else have a baby that is a drool machine? DD has drooled pretty much since birth. Which is so different from DS, who drooled once his entire life. She soaks through everything. Keeps gnawing on her fingers, my fingers, anything she can get in her mouth. And the drool. Seriously, it must be gallons.

I am going to make her some bibs lined with PUL on the back, a terry in the middle, and the cute fabrics to match her adorable outfits that are always covered up by bibs!!
post #169 of 195
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Anyone else have a baby that is a drool machine? DD has drooled pretty much since birth. Which is so different from DS, who drooled once his entire life. She soaks through everything. Keeps gnawing on her fingers, my fingers, anything she can get in her mouth. And the drool. Seriously, it must be gallons.

I am going to make her some bibs lined with PUL on the back, a terry in the middle, and the cute fabrics to match her adorable outfits that are always covered up by bibs!!
Oh yes! Tristyn is a drool baby. Please post pics of your bibs when you're done!!
post #170 of 195
Linchi - sorry to hear about your missed trip. Hope you guys get better quickly and can then take your trip to Italy.

Mommy2Austin - Sounds to me that you are really busy (are you not doing some kind of work related training/qualification course right now?!). No wonder you dont have the motivation to work out. With all that you do, I am sure you will be in shape in no time.

I have taken Lucy out in the evening a few times...in fact we just returned from a camping trip - I think she prefers the routine that created it self at home and laying in my/our bed for sleep at 9pm. She did pretty good camping, but it took her sometime to settle at night time. My son, as a baby, adjusted to different settings without notice but Lucy seems a little less adaptable.

Our "normal" is now discombobulated; now that school is out (for my seven year old), my contract ended and my partner is in Turkey for the summer. We had worked ourselves around Lucy's naps and had a pretty smooth thing going for a while. Now I have to re-attune ourselves to some sort of order around her naps and our sons activities.

Drooling - Lucy drools a bit - she usually has her fist or foot or shirt in her mouth. I had pumped milk that I froze in those long narrow shaped ice molds. They have become Lucy's popsicles and she loves it. I had been using tinfoil around the bottom to hold onto, but the wash cloth is a good idea!

drooly- last week @ 16 weeks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95366964@N00/4741026912/

today - 17wks 1 day
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9536696...7623468091209/
post #171 of 195
Sara (SunRise)- I'm in the Correctional Officer Academy right now. It's rough stuff. I have about 6 weeks left of training and it's mostly weapons training and review. I'm hoping it flies by quickly!
post #172 of 195
A couple thoughts tonight.

First, when I was browsing through new posts tonight, there were a bunch for Feb 2011 Due Date Club. The one with weaning in the title, got me a little teary-eyed, thinking last year at this point I was still nursing my first baby and now he's such a little boy, nothing like a baby at all. I think I am pmsing...

Second - anyone else on a second or third baby and think their baby is so much more 'brilliant' than the first? I'm thinking I am just not remembering correctly about where DS was at this point. I do remember thinking he was a genius too But I feel as though she is going to be a bit quicker at learning things than he was... Who knows though.
post #173 of 195
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Second - anyone else on a second or third baby and think their baby is so much more 'brilliant' than the first? I'm thinking I am just not remembering correctly about where DS was at this point. I do remember thinking he was a genius too But I feel as though she is going to be a bit quicker at learning things than he was... Who knows though.
It seems to me that babies with older siblings do learn things faster, or have more motivation to get moving.
post #174 of 195
how many naps does a 5 month old need? I feel like half of the time I am fighting her to take naps and she is not really tired! She sleeps from about 8pm-7:30 or 8am. She then sleeps from 9:15ish until9:45 and then it's random all the rest of the day... I try to put her down about 2 hours after she is awake and she just fights and moans and rubs her head on the mattress like she is shaking it no... We put her to nap in our bed and I nurse her to sleep but she just wiggles and wiggles and does not fall to sleep!
post #175 of 195
Juju's naps are seemingly random throughout the day, but I started keeping track of her feedings and discovered she actually has created a schedule for herself! At least where the feedings are concerned, anyway; I never know which naps will be long or short. But we pretty much have a routine. She wakes, has some alone-time to play, then when she starts fussing I know it's time to eat. Afterwards is play-time with Mommy, then play-time alone. If she is content to play alone, I let her. If she is not, it means she is tired. I either nurse her to sleep or rock her to sleep in her bouncy seat -- sometimes swaddled, if she needs it (if I waited too long to put her to sleep) or if it's night time. She gets about 4-5 naps per day, I think -- some 30 minutes, some 2 hours...depends on how noisy the house (toddler) is.
post #176 of 195
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Juju's naps are seemingly random throughout the day, but I started keeping track of her feedings and discovered she actually has created a schedule for herself! At least where the feedings are concerned, anyway; I never know which naps will be long or short. But we pretty much have a routine. She wakes, has some alone-time to play, then when she starts fussing I know it's time to eat. Afterwards is play-time with Mommy, then play-time alone. If she is content to play alone, I let her. If she is not, it means she is tired. I either nurse her to sleep or rock her to sleep in her bouncy seat -- sometimes swaddled, if she needs it (if I waited too long to put her to sleep) or if it's night time. She gets about 4-5 naps per day, I think -- some 30 minutes, some 2 hours...depends on how noisy the house (toddler) is.
This sounds almost like our time! I was feeling bad that I let her play by herself but she seems so happy and content... I just watch her in facsination some days. I want a baby who can chill so I have tried to be cognizant of the fact that I do not need to be the entertainer 24/7 singing and dancing and all that around her all the time! Good to know I am not alone in that regard.
post #177 of 195
On a good day- which doesn't happen too often now- Malachi will sleep from 7:30pm-8am (with nursing every 1.5-2hrs) and then play by himself for a while. He then likes to take a morning nap about 90 min from getting up. It usually lasts 1-2hours with nursing to sleep in the middle. Then he is awake and we play or he plays until his afternoon nap which is usually around 2:30pm and he can sleep anywhere from 1-4 hours depending on how tired he feels. Lots of nursing back to sleep. Then he plays with daddy some and I get dinner ready and he is ready/fussy for bed by 7-7:30. I hadn't realized he was on a schedule until it seemed like I was messing it up. Then I started noticing he actually had one he preferred. He will usually nurse to go to sleep and several times while asleep. I wouldn't mind doing some of that nursing during awake time so that he can sleep longer stretches, like more than 30 min! However, he will NOT nurse if there is some fun to bed had lol!
post #178 of 195
Hi mamas! Baby and I are still congested and sick . We go back to the Dr. tomorrow and hopefully she can help us out! It's not normal that Iago stills runs a fever sometimes 6 days after he was diagnosed, right? I'm not sure if I like this dr. too much anyway. Argh

Thanks so much for the well wishes (especially in Hebrew, neat!). We will get to Italy before our friends leave, we must.

Hmm, no apparent (to me!) nap schedule here.

No sign of AF (oh God, I hope I haven''t just cursed myself )

Hmm, what else you ladies talking about? Oh, we go out and about in carriers all the time (when we are healthy)! Iago sleeps if he wants and gazes if he doesn't want.
post #179 of 195
right now is starting to feel pretty fun around here- meaning the age ds is is neat- he is starting to laugh! I love that. and different sounds, interacting with his toys. We went to a mom's baby group yesterday and he was interested in interacting w- one of the other babies which was so cute to me. We are just past that "4th trimester" stage where I felt really like I wanted to cocoon me dh and ds. Now we are more interactive (though I am not extremely social but ds is getting me to want to seek others out more which I am happy about).

I am starting to think about where I will send ds to school(I mean in 4 or 5 yrs from now but i was thinking about this before I even got pregnant!)
In our town the public school is- not great IMO. It is fine but not at all great. In the town I was raised in the public school system was very good, and where I went.
There is a private elementary school in this area which is just wonderful. I have read their curriculum and visited etc. But is is crazy expensive- more than ten thousand dollars a yr- I think as the grades go higher it goes up to 16 thousand a yr! for elementary school.
post #180 of 195
I think about where Lucy will go to school as well, but in the terms of, her brother went to Montessori, will I send her as well? As I type, I suspect she will go for pre-primary 3 year program and then start 1st grade at the public school (same as my son)

The Montessori has a lovely campus and a peaceful and enriching environment, so for those reasons she would go there.

At the public school, where my son is now, there are discipline issues, although this particular public school is supposed to be the best in the city (as it is in the university area and it gets a lot of parent/community involvement and support). The classes are becoming overcrowded, budget cuts etc.....The teachers are maxed out and yell. blah,
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