Hi girls! Day 4 with Teddy.
Nice to be here! 4 in the bed and little one said roll over ,roll over. Do you know that song? That was last night when DD came in at 2 am. Our bed is not THAT big. I think I'll using the cosleeper more this time...maybe I can fit in there.
sarah - I know you went back to the ppd thread but i hope you feel better.
jules09 - how's the ec going?
pacifica - I'm so glad baby girl is feeling better. It's so scary when these little ones are sick.
My fav carrier for NB time is my Kangeroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouch. So easy, comfy, cozy and really supportive. Takes about a minute to pop him in and he's so snug. The site seems to be gone but I got mine on Ebay or you can probably find one at www.thebabywearer.com
trading post. This carrier is great through toddlerhood too. I love the hip hold. Perfect for when they can't decide if they want up or down.
Re: scary germs. I researched this a lot last winter with the "swine flu scare" and what I decided on was:
1) increased vitamin D for the whole family
2) thieves oil (very diluted in olive oil) on the families feet (to avoid contact with hands, eyes, mouth).
3) I also burn thieves oil in an electric oil burner in the house. I bring a little bottle for inhalation if we travel on planes, etc.
4) I have honey, apple cider vinegar and elderberry on hand if someone starts to go down.
laurski- I heard good things about The No Cry Sleep Solution. I think if you follow your child's need you can't really mess up. There will always be times that one feels, "I've done/ am doing something wrong", but something that seems like a problem today can be gone by the time we find a solution. ykwim? Follow your heart, respond with love (sleep when you can!) and you'll all be fine. Good luck!
Re: big boobed BF'ing laying down. Someone mentioned a rolled up towel or something under baby. I put a rolled-up something under my boob to bring the nipple up to right level. Whatever works.
Carrie - I hope you get to chill and rest.
I hope I didn't leave anyone out. It was a bit to catch up on. My HB MW will be over soon to check on us. I hope DH makes it back. He had to take our 13 year old dog to the energency room. He's on pain killers already and his back legs stopped working yesterday.