Originally Posted by livacreature
Envision, woman in monkey pajama pants, mismatched slippers, baby in moby, nursing, opens the door to grab the mail out of the doorside box. Two cats weighing at least 14 pounds a piece go running out the front door, opposite directions, one towards a heavily trafficked road, the other towards a very high fence and other obstacles. She goes right, trying to support the baby's head. moby's aren't for running after all. Pounces on the one heading towards traffic, puts him under her arm pit. Doubles back, uses cat to support baby in moby, tackles the other cat before he darts under an opening. Juggles two hissing, scratching beasts back to the house, only to find front door is locked. Woman walks around house, enters the back. Sits down and sobs, while baby somehow finished nursing and fell into a restful slumber.
This made my day. SO AWESOME!
Moby: I used it when DD1 was newborn and liked it, but yes, there's a learning curve - tie it super tight!! I got a ring sling with DD1 was about 4 months old and never looked back - it's all I've used with Claire this time around. I just find it so much easier because you can readjust anytime and anywhere. Also, I found the moby loosened when I sat down in it, which was no good for trips on the bus!
Leiahs: PIE PORN!! That is amazing!
Pi: Ugh :( Is the situation serious enough that it will become family knowledge soon enough and put you out of your misery? :(
livacreature: The nerve of people!!! DD1 was also quite small and we totally got comments about it (NOTHING as obnoxious as your experience though!). Now we are having the opposite experience with Claire. People are so %@$#! rude when you have a big baby! DH's cousin is pregnant and we saw her when Claire was about 1.5 weeks old. She looked at Claire and said "Oh my god, she IS huge! I mean, that's just a monster! I hope I don't get one like THAT!" Now...I know I'm an overly sensitive mama bear and she didn't really mean "monster", but seriously! Bitch, shut your mouth! She's also a smoker who hasn't quit and is probably going to have some poor, scrawny, sickly little baby and be thrilled it isn't HUGE like mine
Then my SIL called the other day and says "Wow, Claire is HUGE! Funny, OUR side of the family is so petite......." Right.
AFM: we're still getting lots of sleep around here - Claire is still pretty sleepy, so I'm only having to get up with her once at night Waiting for that to change any day now!
I've given up on the breastfeeding. It was exciting and we had a few signs of success but in the end, there just wasn't enough supply to keep her interested and she was frustrated and would just scream instead of nursing. I could pump about max 4oz a day but that was it. I had promised myself to prioritize sanity this time, and if a vallient attempt + domperidone didn't give me at least 1/2 of what we needed to feed her, I wasn't going to go crazy trying this time. So, I have been casually pumping and will just take what I can get without worrying about it. I am thrilled we had as much success as we did - she certainly got FAR more than I was able to produce with DD1. Maybe by the time I have my sixth baby I will be a veritable fountain of milk.
Otherwise, she is doing so well. She will be 4 weeks old tomorrow! She is a lovely, easy baby just like her sister. She is starting to slim out a little- her cheeks are starting to become more in proportion, haha! But she's already wearing 3 month clothing and I haven't even switched her into her cloth diapers yet - that will bump her pants up another size! I really need to do that this week! She' starting to smile more and more, and chat with us. DD is still utterly smitten with her. I couldn't have asked for a better adjustment from her - she just completely accepted the baby and her needs.
I lost some weird amount of weight post-baby. Not sure how much but all my pre-preg clothes are too big! wtf??
We're ridiculously excited about Christmas around here. DD is 2.5 and totally gung ho. We're decorating a little each day to spread out the fun. The Christmas music is on full rotation. Advent is wrapped up and ready to go. So much fun. My SIL is always talking about how she feels sorry for us (and people with children in general) because she can't imagine having to give up her travelling and hobbies and free time etc. I feel sorry for HER - having little people makes even everyday things so much fun and so full of joy, it far outweighs our old freedom. Besides, we have lots of life ahead of us to go back to our travelling etc.
ok, I need to get our day rolling - it's almost 10am and we're still in our jammies!
Edited by Katico - 11/28/11 at 5:59am