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post #61 of 658

mommy2chloerae - My suggestion for naps is to wear him. :) I used to be able to put Caitlin down for naps sometimes, but any more as soon as I lean over to set her down, her eyes pop wide open, no matter how long I've let her sleep in my arms first. So now I just wear or hold her for naps, unless she falls asleep in the carseat. That may not work as well for you with older kids, but maybe with a baby carrier/wrap you can still make that work. Caitlin doesn't nap well anyway, typically 30 minutes at a time with a 90 or so minute nap maybe 3 afternoons per week, so holding her isn't really that big a problem.

 

As for nights, we're struggling here too. She's not up every hour, but sleeping in 90 minute to 2 hour stretches has been the norm, and it's exhausting. I've tried eliminating dairy and failed at eliminating gluten (way too hard!) and have settled, diet-wise and for now, on eliminating milk and ice cream (including hidden in ingredients lists when I remember to check) but eating cheese and yogurt. That seems to be okay with Caitlin's belly, but who knows for sure? Last night she slept for a 4 hour stretch before then going back to 90 minute stretches. I'd like the later stretches to be longer too, but this was still very nice. I have three ideas that may explain why this happened:

 

1) The universe is messing with me. Just to keep me on my toes, she'll occasionally have a good night so that I can spend the next few weeks scratching my head wondering what magical combination of circumstances I need to repeat to get it to happen again.

 

2) Her pajamas were 100% cotton. I actually read this on the Dr. Sears website last night, so I put her in an all cotton sleep and play. Her jammies she had been wearing were 80% cotton/20% polyester, and he said some babies are sensitive to non-natural pajama fabrics. I also used the organic bamboo sleep sack instead of the man-made fleece one.

 

3) We elevated the head of the Arms' Reach cosleeper by removing one level of feet on the lower end. It only results in an angle of a few degrees, but we wondered if it might help with any potential reflux issues. Caitlin spits up  a LOT. She's always been a happy spitter, but it's possible it was making her uncomfortable at night.

 

I'll repeat 2 and 3 tonight and see how things go. :)

post #62 of 658

hello!! I posted on the Aug. and Sept. 2010 boards as I was due Sept. 5th, but had a planned csection Aug. 27th.... :)  I recognize a lot of names on here and am loving all of the great pictures!!

 

My daughter, Genevieve Faith is a little over 5 months old and such a sweetie. We are just getting over her colic and I am SO relieved. I didn't experience any colic with my older two, so she made up for it!!!lol.....She's a little peanut too. My other children were delivered at 10 pounds and 9 1/2 pounds and she was just 7lbs 2 oz! She is also gaining slower, and while she has lots of chub, she is tinier and more petite. At her last appt. at almost 5 months, she weighed just 14 lbs 10 oz. We have major reflux though, and I think that is contributing. We are on our 2nd meds too. Zantac didn't cut it at all. She is now on Prilosec and it seems to be doing the trick.

 

Baby G also seems to be behind a little on her milestones. BUT...we aren't concerned. There is a large range of normal. She's just at the bottom end of it. She just starting grabbing and swatting at stuff and has only rolled over one time. But she is a  chatterbox.....always talking!!!

 

 

Good to see all of the cute babes and hear how everyone is doing. I've got to figure out how to post pictures to share too!

post #63 of 658

Well, we WERE having really good nights with any brief wakings resolved quickly by popping a boob in, but the past two nights have been frustrating.  He's wiggling all night, waking up fussing or crying multiple times a night and needing me to get up and bounce him back to sleep.  I co-sleep so I won't have to get out of bed, dang it!  I think it's teething, but he also has a goopy eye.  

 

The ped gave me eye drops for it, but they say on the insert that if you're a nursing mom you shouldn't use them because of possible harm to baby, so my thinking is: if they're worried about my putting this into my eyes and then its getting into my milk and from there into my baby, why would it be better to put it directly into my baby's eye?  Does that make any sense to anyone else?  Anyway, for now I'm rinsing it out, putting a warm wet washcloth on it, massaging the inner corner, and squirting breast milk in his eye four times a day.  If it's not better in a week I'll re-evaluate.

 

Loving the pics and updates from everyone as well!  Someday I'll de-lazify and get my pics off my camera.

post #64 of 658

Hi everyone! It's so sweet seeing all of these baby faces. I was end of Sept and then 42+3 so Naia is not yet 4 months old (next week). Reading about your babes is a fun sneak peek on what's to come. She is SO smiley and giggly and loves all people (opposite of her brother at that age who was captain serious and very clingy). She is CRAZY for music and howls like a little dog when she hears it, even hearing someone sing the birthday song. We had some eczema/ gassy tummy issues but figured out it was tied to me eating tomoatoes. No more tomatoes = happy baby with skin all cleared up. Yay! Right now we're just wishing for warmer weather so we can get her out for more than a few minutes at a time (I am a weather wimp and it's COLD and windy here), and we can't wait to take her sailing this spring too.

 

 

 

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post #65 of 658

We did the goopy eye at around 2 months...and each eye took about a week to clear up and all we did was warm compress and BM.

 

M is definetly on a sleep schedule now. We do our bedtime routine at 7, massage, change into PJs, say goodnight to the fishys (turn on thier night light), nurse, (sometimes a story if he's still really awake), and then rock. He's asleep before 8. 

 

He sleeps the first few hours in his crib waking every 45min-2 hours... then eventually, when he won't settle in the crib anymore around 11 oor 12 he comes to bed with me, then he wake up at 4 like clockwork to eat, its the only time he nurses more than a minute or two all night. Then he sleeps till 7 (he probably wakes in between, I'm just too out of it to remember!) He only stays awake an hour or so in the morning before an hour nap.. then he's up 2-3 hours before an afternoon nap then another 2-3 hours before his evening nap. He's in 6-9 month clothes already, don't know his weight, we go to the Dr. next week. Hes getting MUCH better at sitting, which is very fun! He loves it!  He'll be 5 months in a week! Crazy! 

post #66 of 658

Sitting-- Ozzy LOVES it too.  I can't wait until he can sit unsupported.

 

Peds-- I think I must have the most awesome ped on the planet.  He never talks about how I should parent, EVER.  He just talks about their weight, height, head circ.  He looks them over and points out anything to keep an eye on (like Em had vaginal adhesions at one point when she was younger).  He'll check or ask about a few milestones (rolling over / running and jumping / how many words / etc).  Then he says "looks perfectly healthy, keep doing what you're doing."  That's it.

 

Naps-- I either nurse or give Ozzy a paci and lay next to him on the bed until he falls asleep, then I roll off the bed and creep away.

 

 

Love the baby pics!

 

post #67 of 658

Alright I just imported pictures from my camera! DSC_0155.JPG

 

Here he is sitting up! Playing with one of his faveorite toys! 

 

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And here he is with Cousin Vincent (SamiPolizzi's Son) who is almost 2 on Super Bowl Sunday! He was in his crazy outfit! :) 

 

post #68 of 658

gosh i love reading how all the babies are doing :) We're also having some struggles with sleep issues, it appears that we're going through some sort of regression - he struggles to fall asleep. I hold him for most naps - or join in on the bed. Once or twice i've been able to sneak away and sit on the couch and be in awe at the fact that i'm alone lol! He's a sweetheart! Will be 5 months next Friday, and we've started with solids as per the paed's recc as he is very allegic and allergic babies should start earlier - i've done lots of reading and am okay with this. Munchkin.jpg

 

post #69 of 658

I love  happy babies!  How adorable!

 

 

I've given Ozzy a tiny taste of avacado, but we're not starting solids yet.   I started around this age with Em, but she just seemed more "ready"-- no tongue thrust, reaching for food, etc.  Ozzy just doesn't seem interested yet, and was definitely tongue-thrusting the little bit of avocado... so, maybe try again next month.

post #70 of 658


 

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My daughter, Genevieve Faith is a little over 5 months old and such a sweetie. We are just getting over her colic and I am SO relieved. I didn't experience any colic with my older two, so she made up for it!!!lol.....She's a little peanut too. My other children were delivered at 10 pounds and 9 1/2 pounds and she was just 7lbs 2 oz! She is also gaining slower, and while she has lots of chub, she is tinier and more petite. At her last appt. at almost 5 months, she weighed just 14 lbs 10 oz. We have major reflux though, and I think that is contributing. We are on our 2nd meds too. Zantac didn't cut it at all. She is now on Prilosec and it seems to be doing the trick.

 


This is my third and I'm experiencing all the same things! My big two where nearly 9lbs, and my baby was 7lbs 4oz. She was 14lbs 4oz at 4mon. 1wk. My big two were like 18lbs at this point! In fact, she wore a 3 to 6 month Valentine's day shirt yesterday that my DS wore for his first Valentine's day. The difference is that she is nearly 5 1/2 months and he was 3 weeks! It really brings home their size disparity!

 

She also has reflux but our doctor has been really hesitant to prescribe Prilosec. At my last appt. they wanted me to do a two week trial on Mylanta (we've done Zantac) before giving me the Prilosec. I see a very medication and vax reserved family doc, which is awesome, but she's SO classically refluxey. Fussy, coughing, gagging, crazy amounts of spit-up, etc. And it's definitely NOT impacted by my consumption of any of the major allergens, as I've done trial eliminations. I go in Monday for a follow up, so hopefully I can finally get the script!

post #71 of 658

There is waaaaay too much cuteness here :)
 

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I love  happy babies!  How adorable!

 

 

I've given Ozzy a tiny taste of avacado, but we're not starting solids yet.   I started around this age with Em, but she just seemed more "ready"-- no tongue thrust, reaching for food, etc.  Ozzy just doesn't seem interested yet, and was definitely tongue-thrusting the little bit of avocado... so, maybe try again next month.

This is us too!  He's not ready, though he tried to eat my plate--quite literally--often.

 

Size relative to sibs--different from what you others are experiencing with #3!  DS is by far my biggest, though he was 3oz lighter than DD2 at birth.  At 3 months, he was bigger that DD2 was at 4m!  

 

We have rolling.  Finally I can get my mom off my case ;)  And he's sitting pretty darn well now too.  Good grief, where did my baby go??
 

post #72 of 658

Clayton had a seizure today. My daughter and I had them as infants too. I was hoping he wouldn't have to go through this.

post #73 of 658
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Clayton had a seizure today. My daughter and I had them as infants too. I was hoping he wouldn't have to go through this.



Hey I'm sorry, that is really rough.  Hope you are feeling ok and being good to yourself

post #74 of 658

As far as size and siblings... Ozzy was born 8 days further in gestation (at 37 w 2 d), and was nearly a pound bigger (7 lb 4 oz : 8 lb 1 oz).  He was bigger at FOUR MONTHS than Emma was at TWELVE MONTHS.  He was over 19 lbs at 4 months, and Em was only 18 lbs at a year.  She's always been "normal" but petite.  He's got some chunk, but he's not even that chubby any more-- he's just HUGE.  A giant baby.  He looks like he's 9-10 months old at least.  When people out in public ask me how old he is, and I tell them five months, they look at me like I have two heads, rotfl.  

 

 

 


 

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Clayton had a seizure today. My daughter and I had them as infants too. I was hoping he wouldn't have to go through this.



So sorry :(

post #75 of 658

How are you and Clayton, m2c?  Thinking of you.

 

Kelly--I only compare DS to DD2 because, as everyone says, she was HUGE!  She's just now at 3 on the charts for height.  But Ozzy has Theo beat by about 2lbs.  Have you measured O's length lately?? Theo is so long that b/t him and his fluffy bum, I have trouble zipping 12m sleepers if they've been washed too many times.

post #76 of 658

It's so neat seeing how all of our adorable newborns have turned into adorable infants!

 

Carrie-Sorry to hear you baby has reflux. My baby has silent reflux and Prevacid has made a WORLD of difference. The ped would only prescribe a tiny dose which wasn't enough to make much of a difference so we went to see a ped gastrointestinal specialist. It's still a bit of a struggle and my baby isn't the greatest sleeper (especially early in the morning when the medicine wears off) but at least he's not in pain. I hope you can get a PPI.

 

Sorry to hear about Clayton's seizure. How scary. :(

 

Kellan is doing great. He'll be 5 months this Thursday and he's just about to crawl. He gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth. He's been rolling from back to tummy since Thanksgiving but STILL hasn't figured out how to roll stomach to back. I swear he'll be crawling before he figures out how to roll back.

 

He's not the greatest sleeper, which I think is in large part due to his reflux, but he's super smiley and happy most of the time.  I don't know how to post pictures but I changed my profile picture to a recent one.

 

It's nice to catch up!

post #77 of 658

Love seeing all these pictures!!

 

Simon is also pretty big, though I think Ozzy beats everyone! He's wearing 9 month clothes at 4.5 months. He can roll from back to front and then gets mad when he realizes what he's done and starts complaining. He's doing a lot of shrieking. Naps are pretty bad still -- usually only 45 minutes each!! Nighttime isn't too bad -- wakes at 1 and 4 to eat. Then, he's really less stable and wakes about an hour later. Then, DS1 wakes up, sometimes early (5.30), and comes in to see us. Overall, things are great, especially between them!

 

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post #78 of 658
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Clayton had a seizure today. My daughter and I had them as infants too. I was hoping he wouldn't have to go through this.



I'm so sorry.  hug.gif  How are you and he doing?

post #79 of 658

Measured last month at just shy of 27 inches.  I can BARELY squeeze him into a 12 m sleeper-- the diaper makes it hard (cloth) and he  usually can't totally stretch out his legs, so we've moved on to 18 m and 2t clothes.  Yes-- he wears the same size clothes as my nearly-2yo.  

 

It's really completely bizarre.  It's so funny when they lay down next to each other.  She has him by a few inches and like 4 lbs.
 

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How are you and Clayton, m2c?  Thinking of you.

 

Kelly--I only compare DS to DD2 because, as everyone says, she was HUGE!  She's just now at 3 on the charts for height.  But Ozzy has Theo beat by about 2lbs.  Have you measured O's length lately?? Theo is so long that b/t him and his fluffy bum, I have trouble zipping 12m sleepers if they've been washed too many times.

post #80 of 658

Kelly--my 4.5yo and 3yo weigh EXACTLY THE SAME :)

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