Pinkbunch-Your guy is sleeping 10 hours at night without eating? Is he waking up at all? How, how, how? I'm so jealous!
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I'm not Pinkbunch, but Lila's a GREAT sleeper! She slept 6 hours her first week home, and now she's sleeping 10ish hours a night too. The flip side of that is that she nurses ALL. DAY. LONG. She doesn't nap worth a damn, but she sleeps all night!
just found this thread, love the pics! Josh just turned 6 months old and weighs 21lb. I need to switch him out of his infant carseat. that will make grocery shopping so much harder, he usually naps at 10am and it's so nice to just put that seat in the shopping cart. in general i'm a baby wearer, but he will not stay asleep going in and out of the carseat and sling. if i go around his naps, then that means going at lunchtime. not so great for the other kids. and of course he naps again in the afternoon.
so far josh isn't too interested in food. i do solids a lot like jenifera2. must try and get pics this time around. nothing cuter than an infant sucking on steak or broccoli! he did suck on a carrot one day, and a bare chicken leg bone another. but he hasn't shown any interest since.
LOL--I don't mean to rub it in! T is my 2nd one to be like this (DD2 was a horrendous sleeper!! Still isn't very good at 3.) and it's nothing we've done differently. I wish I knew--I could make a killing!
solids--We've been putting a little of whatever we're eating on T's tray. He thinks, somehow, that sucking his thumb will get the food in there. It's kind of hysterical! He's rarely without the thumb in his mouth. He's been gnawing on carrots for teething which seems to be working for him.
Yeah, it'll always be EoF to me lol! One of my Mamas has MS and is having to wean her (now 10mo) and another has a premie and she's never built up a great supply :( Her babe is 12wks now and she just went back to work. They have a tough road a head. I never really appreciated the fact that I haven't really had any nursing problems. It wasn't easy, but I didn't have any major issues. I've only been pumping for 2 months now.. I wish I had kept better records. I think I've donated about 600oz so far. I need a bigger freezer!
You mamas who are donating milk are doing such a wonderful thing. I really admire you. What am amazing gift to be able to give.
Well I'm jealous. My little guy is a crappy napper AND a crappy sleeper at night. At least I successfully moved him to his crib. I thought he'd cry like crazy but really he was fine. The first night when he woke up and started to cry, I'd pick him up then put him down again. After about 15 minutes of this he fell asleep. Now I put him in and he might cry for literally a few seconds. By the time I close his door he's quiet and falling asleep. But he just wakes up ALL THE TIME. He never naps more than 30 minutes and at night he often wakes every hour. I was so hoping moving him to his crib would help him sleep better but it really hasn't changed anything. Sigh. It's only been a few days though so maybe he'll start getting some longer stretches. He's also been sick and teething so I'm sure that's contributing. But what I wouldn't give for even 4 hours of sleep a night!
K is crawling a bit. He'll take a few crawls then go back on his belly. If I stick a magazine or paper towel (forbidden fruits!) a few feet in front of him, he'll crawl to get them. I can't believe it. My daughter didn't start crawling until 8 months. And he still can only roll back to stomach. He seems to have no interest in learning how to go stomach to back. Once he's on his stomach he immediately starts practicing crawling.
I can't believe these 21 pounders! I thought K. was big at 17 pounds and 6 months.
I'm also dragging my feet on solids but he's not "quite" 6 months. He still has one more week. Then I think we'll start. He's totally interested in food!
And heeeeeeeeeeere's why he's waking up a bazillion times! I cannot tell you how many mommas I know have complained about frequent, frequent nightwakings only to have a crawler just a few weeks later.
milk donation--I was pumping to donate to a momma who doesn't produce enough, but she went on domiperidone and doesn't need me now! It was cool, though, to be able to know that my milk got that baby through his first couple of days :) Right now I have about 60oz in my freezer and no one to give them to. Go you guys who are donating 100s of oz--it's so much work!
Holy big baby, Ozzy!!!! I will be interested to see how long T is--29" seems about right? But I don't think there's any way he's 21lbs :)
And we have TOOTH #2 as of this morning!
I did a one time donation through eats on feets around X-mas! I'm really wishing I had a better pump.. I may just splurge and get one, so that I donate more! I have a pretty good over supply and can easily pump. I just have a medela swing, and its not that great. :(
Mark is sleeping terribly... ughhh... its so erratic. He'll sleep in 30min to 3 hour chunks. We're doing NCCS with little progress. He falls asleep easier, but he doesn't sleep any longer. He just can't settle himself when he wakes. Hope he can in the near future. He sleeps a little better with me. But not significantly better. He usually sleeps the first 3-4 hours in the crib, and then the rest with me.
It's so heart warming to see all the momma's donating! I keep trying to get enough extra but can't quite get there.
I think baby Reece is making a breakthrough with his night sleeping. We have finally tipped the scale where he has more nights with just 1-2 wakings than nights with 3+. Thank goodness, cause mamma was getting worn down. Sleep has been the one area where I find I question myself the most. Am I doing this right, is it too much or too little, so it's great to feel some progress.
Reece is having a grand old time with BLW! We gave him a piece of lettuce and tomatoe the other day, it's hysterical to watch him explore. Big thanks to fellow mom's here for sharing about BLW, I'd never heard about it.
I'm pretty sure we're teething instead of just shoving things in her mouth! I cannot believe how quickly these babies are growing up. Here's more from my girlies.
Koala Sister. (BTW if you ever see that white thing in your baby's pictures get them to an opthomologist asap! It's bad but better now :) )
Koala sister takes a nap (note she's still wrapped in the sling lol ) Stella wants to know why we're photographing her baby.
Hey ladies! I've been MIA for a while... as some of you know my hubby deployed and dealing with that with three kids is SO much harder than it was with two!
On the plus side, I'm losing weight as a surprise for him :) After Christmas I was 240lbs and down to 220lbs now with a while to go. (If anyone remembers, he is in Japan but is totally fine after the earthquake/tsunami)
Mae is getting so big. She's been sitting on her own since just after daddy left 2 months ago and just became mobile last week! I think teeth may be starting soon as she's starting to bite a lot more than just gnaw.
She sleeps great, but not through the night. However, since daddy is gone we cosleep and don't even bother with her crib (which is still sidecar with my bed but is now used as a holding space for things I might need in the middle of the night such as wipes and diapers)
She loves getting to Skype with daddy and obviously still recognizes him! Can't wait for him to come home... we were hoping she wouldn't be walking yet by then but she can already hold herself up standing so I doubt we will get so lucky... we still have several months to go :(
Her eyes are turning green (like her daddys) from the inside out... and her dark hair is falling out with extremely light blonde growing in underneath!
Her big brother picked out that outfit!
And yeah the mobility is crazy. Girly is GOING! Four days ago she could barely scoot and now she can army crawl fast enough to get across the room in the time it takes to put her down, grab a diaper and get back to her (and the diapers are in the same room!)
Ozzy is more-or-less mobile. He can roll/belly-pivot/inchworm his way across the room to whatever he has his eye on (so that he can promptly shove it in his mouth). He REALLY wants to go hands-and-knees, he can push up with his arms till his stomach is off the ground, and he can get his knees under him with his butt in the air, but can't quite do both at the same time yet. With all the persistence on that, I wonder if he's going to skip army crawling and go straight to cross-crawling. Would be weird, since Em army-crawled for months. What he does NOT want to do is sit unsupported. He won't even try-- whenever I have him sitting, he doesn't want to try balancing, he wants to lunge towards something (so that he can promptly shove it in his mouth, rotfl). It gives me an excuse to not start solids yet, but now I feel like I'm seriously procrastinating-- he's 6.5 months.
We are really starting to enter the stage I love the most, though. 3-6 months just seems so frustrating half the time-- they WANT to play but are still learning how to use their bodies, so it can be difficult. He's getting to be SOOO much fun now, though. The other day I had the babies in the double stroller and Emma kept saying "Ah Stop! Ah Stop!" (she calls him Ah). When I looked, every time she leaned back, he would reach up and pull her hair. LMAO. I've been slow-to-bond with both kids, but I'm definitely full-swing into being madly in love with him at this point. His grin is just magical. Every time he sees me his eyes light up. He's so interested in interacting with the world. He goes into fits of giggles. I'm so enchanted, hahaha.