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post #41 of 151
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Do you think that if I offered to get pregnant now and thus be due in late 2011 that the moderators would keep our DDC open?



Not pregnant, but I our DDC!
Serial posting...but you're so brave to offer LNF:P Better you than me...
post #42 of 151
30 minutes of fluff again!

http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.c...bumgenius.html
post #43 of 151
Actually- we do cloth diaper, but in order to get L to finally turn over I had to get her naked. I bought those foam tiles, so I knew I could just wipe them off if she peed (which she did). Once she figured it out naked, she figured it out again later with a diaper on. But we use AIOs and pockets, so they're a bit trimmer than some.
post #44 of 151
I'll have to do more naked time and see what happens. I do think the cloth diapers we're using inhibit her movement. Whenever I change her, I have to let her kick like a crazy woman for a few minutes.
post #45 of 151
Hey, I was ROBBED of the golden birthing stool. ROBBED, I TELL YOU! So, I've got to go for the Platinum Bedazzled Stool of Winning at Darwin.

I meant late April, 2011. I'm a couple of days off from conception #1 anniversary, with conception #2 anniversary 4 days after that.

I'm going to be making a nutella, ferrero rocher cake for my almost 2 year old. It will be awesome.
post #46 of 151
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Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post
Actually- we do cloth diaper, but in order to get L to finally turn over I had to get her naked. I bought those foam tiles, so I knew I could just wipe them off if she peed (which she did). Once she figured it out naked, she figured it out again later with a diaper on. But we use AIOs and pockets, so they're a bit trimmer than some.
Same here. Though I didn't do it on purpose, and it just happened today! He rolled over from his back to his tummy like 10 times. Then he did it 2x when I put his diaper back on. He rolled from tummy to back a couple of times, but only when he didn't get that arm out. Then he wasn't able to.

T also likes TV, but it doesn't hold his attention that long. His FAVORITE thing right now is the video California Girls by Katie Perry. I'm embarrassed that a) I was watching it and b) that T was watching it and c) now he watches it when I need a break.

I am so frustrated. I think I am not cut out ot be a mama, aka martyr. The sleep issues are killing me. We are doing NCSS which means I am on call now constantly until we get our routine, sleeping w/out nipple in mouth and key words established. <deep breath>
post #47 of 151
Hmmm...I was wondering whether cloth diapers may inhibit the whole rolling thing. DS was in disposables at her age and im pretty sure he was rolling both ways by now. Molly can roll front to back but its more of a 'molly assisted topple' rather than a deliberate roll. I'll have to strip her off and see what she can manage.
post #48 of 151
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triony -- I'm so sorry sleep has been so rough for you guys. DD was also a terrible sleeper -- I have books filled with notes about her wakings (from when I was trying to figure out a cause) and I look back on that and have no idea how I survived. It has nothing to do with not being cut out to be a mom, it has to do with sleep deprivation, pure and simple!

Do you have any reason to suspect external issues, like reflux? Maybe I sound like a broken record about that, but things definitely improved for DD once we got her reflux calmed down. The pain must have been making her wake up at each sleep cycle.

I feel so lucky to have a better sleeper this time around....

Is anyone else "handed" at nursing? I feel like it's so much easier and more comfortable to nurse Sprout on the right side; the left side feels awkward and we can't seem to even get a vaguely correct latch.
post #49 of 151
I hate to be the one to break the whole cloth-diaper-inhibits-rolling theory, but Cecilia was fully clothed with a cover and prefold when she rolled front to back, and fully dressed with an AIO when she rolled back to front.

But that's not to say that it's not just an anomaly for her! Sorry guys! Pretend I didn't say anything!
post #50 of 151
LOL Aimee, and Elaina is nekkid all the darned time and hasn't rolled yet

we had another craptastic wiggle-wormy night last night. Ugh.
post #51 of 151
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triony -- I'm so sorry sleep has been so rough for you guys. DD was also a terrible sleeper -- I have books filled with notes about her wakings (from when I was trying to figure out a cause) and I look back on that and have no idea how I survived. It has nothing to do with not being cut out to be a mom, it has to do with sleep deprivation, pure and simple!

Do you have any reason to suspect external issues, like reflux? Maybe I sound like a broken record about that, but things definitely improved for DD once we got her reflux calmed down. The pain must have been making her wake up at each sleep cycle.

I feel so lucky to have a better sleeper this time around....

Is anyone else "handed" at nursing? I feel like it's so much easier and more comfortable to nurse Sprout on the right side; the left side feels awkward and we can't seem to even get a vaguely correct latch.
Yes, we are better at nursing on the right side too. I think my nipple on the left points out more, the right is more straight on. Right side is more comfy, better latch, more milk. Poor lefty's got nothing going for it!
post #52 of 151
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I am so frustrated. I think I am not cut out ot be a mama, aka martyr. The sleep issues are killing me. We are doing NCSS which means I am on call now constantly until we get our routine, sleeping w/out nipple in mouth and key words established. <deep breath>


Moms aren't supposed to be martyrs. We're all human - we get tired and cranky and cross and ugly sometimes. But we slog through and we love these little bundles of sleeplessness and fussing like there's no tomorrow. THAT is what being a mom is - and you're perfect for it because you're doing it right now by chugging away instead of just dropping her off at your parents' and leaving.

And you're doing a good job.
post #53 of 151
Heh I wasn't proposing cloth diaper butts for all just for Rowena. She really does have a hard time rolling that butt over. It's kind of funny to watch I honestly can't remember when the girls rolled over. I know it took FOREVER with Umberto and that we were ready to call his Pedi about developmental delays and that same day he rolled. I think the girls were a bit earlier than him but nothing early...maybe 4.5/5 months? My kids also all walked later than one (again ds being the latest at about 15 months).

That said she did a bit of a roll today so I think we're close. She's so into being upright that I just don't put her down much!

And here here to Sara. Too true. And hugs to Triony. None of us are saints or martyrs. We're humans raising our kids as best we can.
post #54 of 151
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post


Moms aren't supposed to be martyrs. We're all human - we get tired and cranky and cross and ugly sometimes. But we slog through and we love these little bundles of sleeplessness and fussing like there's no tomorrow. THAT is what being a mom is - and you're perfect for it because you're doing it right now by chugging away instead of just dropping her off at your parents' and leaving.

And you're doing a good job.
what thats an option!!!???

i know that my relationship with ds1 isn't very good either. its not even that i had a hard time with them but that *I* wasn't ready or able to be a better mother at the time (19). i hate myself for it cause i know that many things that *I* did (or rather didn't do) contributed to E and A's delays, and just the way things are now. i feel like i don't love them like i do R. i struggle with it daily now that i see the huge difference.

i doubt r will ever roll back to front. my other 2 didn't even like rolling let alone TO their stomachs! no cloth diaper butt to blame for them either! although i do see that R struggles more when he has a dipe on than off. we use prefolds so it is pretty large and sometimes i like putting sposies on just so he feels like a smaller baby again!

glad to have you on FB jen!

my left side makes less milk, is smaller and generally gets the short end of the stick but its not exactly harder to nurse on that side....

tv~ its on for hours a day here. its summer, hot and theres 5 kids...its just going to happen! R loves to watch it but sometimes he'll ignore it. i have all of the baby einstien so he actually does have tv for him! i know its bad but he actually likes to be in his jumper and jumps at the parts he likes. also he will fall asleep to some of them: he'll cover his face and just listen to the music. it actually entrances the older kids too!
post #55 of 151
I'm here, reading, I promise. Had a potluck/party in our back yard today, which was surprisingly low stress. Considering making breakfast was a struggle a few weeks ago, throwing a party for 5 families is pretty awesome, IMO.

Rolling: Becky has taken a break from rolling. She rolled both ways a few weeks ago, but is 'over it', and is focusing on teeth. My other girls did this as well - they can only focus on so many things at once, so they would seem to master a skill, and then drop it while they worked on something else. Also, DD2 was crawling before she could roll back to front, so 6+ months. I loved that i could put her down and she was like a beetle, stuck on her back, unable to get away, so i didn't encourage her to learn.

Becky certainly isn't sitting or standing yet. she's pretty happy to just be a baby for now.

TV: I pretty much give up on being TV-free. i make sure when they are watching TV it's not trash (thank you DVR for recording 369376 WordGirl episodes) but from the studies I've read, the risk is really when TV becomes a replacement for human interaction, and i do not worry that my girls are not getting that good eye contact/social life. I don't turn on the TV for Becky, but if she's in the living room and the girls are watching TV I don't shield her from it. If I am not actively doing something pressing i pick her up and play with her rather than letting her bask in the TV's rays, but in the grand scheme of things I worry about in their lives, TV ranks pretty low.

LNF: Wait, are you announcing, or just announcing your intentions? Also: CAKE. MMMM.
post #56 of 151
I'm pretty sure that the only reason my poor right boob still makes milk is because I'm pumping five days a week. It's gotten to the point where L really hates to nurse on it, because it doesn't make as much milk. She gets frustrated.

It's also about a size and a half smaller. In order to make them look even when wearing a tank top I would have to wear one nursing pad on my left boob, and four on my right. And that would just get them closer. Instead I just wear a molded cup bra, and nobody has to know that one of them is far from filled.
post #57 of 151
C has been up since 3 am (it's 4:15 now). At first she woke up with bad gas, and now she's just happy to be up. I, on the other hand, am not...
post #58 of 151
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C has been up since 3 am (it's 4:15 now). At first she woke up with bad gas, and now she's just happy to be up. I, on the other hand, am not...
We, also, had a "don't be awake NOW!" night.

The good: Sprout slept from 7pm to 4:30am!

The bad: When he woke up at 4:30am, he thought it was a good time to wake up for the day. He was up for an hour.

Luckily, he was (mostly) happy to hang out in his crib and squirm and babble. Unluckily, he was loud enough that I couldn't sleep through it. He did that for an hour before he started making hungry noises again -- I fed him and he went back to sleep, thank goodness.
post #59 of 151
DD1 rolled over when she was 12 hours old, in a premium (i.e. way too big) prefold and a bulky wool soaker.
DD2, however, did her first 5 or 10 rolls during diaper changes.. as soon as the diaper was off, with poop getting everywhere, ACK!

In other news, DD2 is a major hair puller, so I had to put my hair in a ponytail, even though it looked really good this morning (which is a rare thing!)
post #60 of 151
I am so so so tired, and there isn't much of a good explanation for it. It feels like more low BP.

Sorry to everyone who had babies up too early!

LF, I hate it when they roll like that.

Ivy, no announcements.
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