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post #41 of 48

Hi all!

 

So nice to see your familiar names and hear some about your lives!

 

Eliseo is past 9 months. He started crawling early at 6 months, and although he pulls himself and cruises, he still seems far off from actually walking. I had a hard time adjusting to being a mom of two for months 2-4 I'd say, but now I am loving it (mostly). I am relieved to hear I am not the only one whose baby nurses all.night.long. I LOVE co-sleeping with him and can't bear to give it up, but sometimes I tire of the endless night-nurseathon. 

 

He loves paper as well. He would do anything to play and eat some paper. Even when I think the floor is babyproofed, he manages to find some paper.

 

Here is a picture of him from last month.

http://kloomer.blogspot.com/2010/10/eliseo.html   

Miss you guys!

take care,

Kelcey

post #42 of 48

 plummetting-

 

Nora's poop has been more normal with solid food too!  Why would that be? I can't seem to figure that out. However, If I eat even a touch of dairy it seems we are back to mucus.

She also has a yeast rash that is worse than ever right now despite my anti- yeast diet.

 

Would you mind describing "normal" to me? (Oh how gross the things I want to know abouthese days! LOL)

post #43 of 48

ds has 2 teeth and has been biting when nursing recently- this is awful :(

anyone else dealing with that? any tips?

 

also, do you rbreasts fill up and get backed up now if your baby is eating a fair am't of solids?

post #44 of 48
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 plummetting-

 

Nora's poop has been more normal with solid food too!  Why would that be? I can't seem to figure that out. However, If I eat even a touch of dairy it seems we are back to mucus.

She also has a yeast rash that is worse than ever right now despite my anti- yeast diet.

 

Would you mind describing "normal" to me? (Oh how gross the things I want to know abouthese days! LOL)


LOL! I don't know - like a smaller, softer version of adult poop, but with a little undigested food here and there? (Because she doesn't eat pureed anything, so you know...peas in the poop are inevitable.) I definitely can't eat anything that bothers her. With Maya it is dairy and corn for sure. We eat at a local sandwich shop every Friday after DD1's homeschool gym class, and once the girl accidentally put cheese on my sandwich and I didn't notice until a few bites in. Of course we went right back to a day or two of weird poop then, but it corrected itself pretty quickly. I can't find ANYTHING on why solids would make their poop look less weird, but here are the only three things I've ever heard or read:

 

  • DD1's pediatrician said some babies digestive systems just push bm through so quickly that it will never look normal, and no one knows why, then once they start solids it all slows down and everything's fine
  • I read the same thing online in ONE place, but it was just someone else's ped telling them the same thing. I can't find a study to say that.
  • I emailed Dr. Newman's clinic and they responded. They basically said that if my baby was healthy and growing, I shouldn't worry about it.

 

I'm going to have to go with what DD1's ped said, because I can't find anything to contradict it or prove it, but it's happened with both of my kids now. I guess if I had a third I just wouldn't worry about it anymore. (Yeah, right...)

post #45 of 48


 

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Originally Posted by Deir View Post

 plummetting-

 

Nora's poop has been more normal with solid food too!  Why would that be? I can't seem to figure that out. However, If I eat even a touch of dairy it seems we are back to mucus.

She also has a yeast rash that is worse than ever right now despite my anti- yeast diet.

 

Would you mind describing "normal" to me? (Oh how gross the things I want to know abouthese days! LOL)


LOL! I don't know - like a smaller, softer version of adult poop, but with a little undigested food here and there? (Because she doesn't eat pureed anything, so you know...peas in the poop are inevitable.) I definitely can't eat anything that bothers her. With Maya it is dairy and corn for sure. We eat at a local sandwich shop every Friday after DD1's homeschool gym class, and once the girl accidentally put cheese on my sandwich and I didn't notice until a few bites in. Of course we went right back to a day or two of weird poop then, but it corrected itself pretty quickly. I can't find ANYTHING on why solids would make their poop look less weird, but here are the only three things I've ever heard or read:

 

  • DD1's pediatrician said some babies digestive systems just push bm through so quickly that it will never look normal, and no one knows why, then once they start solids it all slows down and everything's fine
  • I read the same thing online in ONE place, but it was just someone else's ped telling them the same thing. I can't find a study to say that.
  • I emailed Dr. Newman's clinic and they responded. They basically said that if my baby was healthy and growing, I shouldn't worry about it.

 

I'm going to have to go with what DD1's ped said, because I can't find anything to contradict it or prove it, but it's happened with both of my kids now. I guess if I had a third I just wouldn't worry about it anymore. (Yeah, right...)


You'll worry with the 3rd TRUST ME!!! LOL

post #46 of 48
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ds has 2 teeth and has been biting when nursing recently- this is awful :(

anyone else dealing with that? any tips?

 

also, do you rbreasts fill up and get backed up now if your baby is eating a fair am't of solids?



hi! Don't cut back on nursing if the babe is biting. Just say STOP very strongly and push their face gently into your breast so they can't yank with the teeth. (It feels mean but it gets their attention) Be careful with the milk back up- that may be a sign that you're cutting back too quickly  watch for signs of plugged ducts and take care of them (heat, massage empty) immediately.

 

Biting is very temporary. Sometimes they bite when they don't feel like nursing. I can't just nurse Nora every time I feel like it -she bites as if she's fooling around KWIM?

post #47 of 48

Well, we've had the virus from hell here.  I think we are about 3 weeks into dealing with it, as it's gone through the entire family.  Poor Eleanor is coughing so much, I wish I knew what to do to help her.  I'm dealing with exactly the same thing; I cough so hard sometimes, I want to vomit.  I keep hoping that we're getting better, but it sure is a slow process.  Anyway, Eleanor is enjoying everything I put in her; so far, she's tried applesauce, butternut squash, chicken, roast beef, chicken noodle soup, green beans, apple, banana, pear, sweet potato, carrot, and avocado.  The only thing she really didn't like was the avocado, but I'm going to have a talk with her, because it's practically a requirement of being in our family that you have to like avos, lol.

 

I think I earned the "bad mom of the century" award this week.  Eleanor crawled off the bed, landed on our hardwood floor, and received a bruise on her forehead and a terrific shiner.  I feel terrible every time I look at her and see her eye looking so black and blue.  I hope it heals really fast.

 

 

RE: biting while nursing.  Deir had good advice.  All of mine have tried biting when they started to get their teeth.  I did just what Deir suggested, as well as looking them straight in the eye and telling them, "no biting.  be gentle with mama."  and they all seemed to get the message pretty quickly.  


That said, I'm still dealing with Eleanor's latch when she nurses.  Her latch has never been great, but since she has been teething, it has gotten worse.  SIL (who is an OT) gave me some ideas for helping encourage her be more comfortable with nursing and developing her muscle tone.  SIL validated what I've been feeling since DD was born, but haven't been able to put into words, and gave me some stuff to work with her on.  I'm going to try to get my DD2 back into the OT, and have Eleanor evaluated at the same time.  

 

post #48 of 48

I think falling off the bed is like a rite of passage or something. lol My DD1 fell off the bed while I was sitting right there next to her. She just took off crawling and crawled right off the edge. We all feel bad about it, but I think something like that happens to every baby sooner or later. (Knock on wood, though...Maya hasn't done it...yet.)

 

Oh yes, and my sister's pediatrician let her daughter roll off the changing table right onto the floor and fracture her skull, so apparently even they (doctors who see these injuries all the time and are supposed to know better) do it.

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