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post #41 of 68
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We had Charlie's WBV today! He was pretty happy through it!

 

I"d been estimating his weight at 20, but was wrong! Only 19lb 3oz. He was 17 something two months ago. And he's 27 in long.

 

Ohh! And she said there are onsie extenders! I shall buy some so that I can get a bit more use out of his onsies. He's just long! 12 months things are getting snug in the length, but bigger is way too big for all his other parts. So awesome. :D

 

And he got his shots. He did a lot better this time. He quit crying when I picked him up and was happily hanging out while we talked in the lobby. He's passed out sleeping on his daddy right now, which is normal for this time of day. So yay :)

 

And! Next week I sign the paperwork to share an office in the same building as our chiropractor and doctor! So excited!! (They send me most of my clients)


Glad the WBV went well!  Yay for healthy big babies.  19-3 isn't exactly something to scoff at.

 

Oh and I just bought these.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YQU6KC

 

They got good reviews for fitting the most snaps.  I'm waiting eagerly for them to arrive!  

 

Sorry I can't spare more time with personals.  I'm sure you guys all know we're sick as hell over here and DD is being quite the barnacle lately.  Lots of love to all.  Send us some healthy vibes!!  We need them!!

 

post #42 of 68
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Glad the WBV went well!  Yay for healthy big babies.  19-3 isn't exactly something to scoff at.

 

Oh and I just bought these.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YQU6KC

 

They got good reviews for fitting the most snaps.  I'm waiting eagerly for them to arrive!  

 

Sorry I can't spare more time with personals.  I'm sure you guys all know we're sick as hell over here and DD is being quite the barnacle lately.  Lots of love to all.  Send us some healthy vibes!!  We need them!!

 


No, he's still heavy as an ox! There's not scoffing about our back pain! ;)

 

And cool! Thank you! Had you heard of them before? Such a good idea. I've started just wanting him in regular shirts so he can grow a bit more. Plus, I like having access to his skin for rubbing his back and for smooching his belly ;)

 

Also... he was cranky this morning and we couldn't get him to be happy so I decided to just pop him on a towel with no pants on - he was all happy! Penis time! I'm torn between wanting pictures of it because he's so adorable and not really wanting to take them because that's probably impolite.

 

post #43 of 68

Lynann - That's a good idea!  We have made homemade blackberry jelly and its sooooo good!  This coming summer we're gonna be in NC so I think I may make a bunch of stuff with my grandma (she knows what she's doing lol).  And it sucks you're allergic to pineapple!  DD loves apples and I hate that she sees someone eating one and wants one too.  Something that is so good for you makes her sick...it just sucks!

post #44 of 68
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I always  feel guilty posting here since I never have time to comment on everyone's contributions :( -LO is very needy and Im typing one-handed.  Curious if anyone has found anything to help make car rides any easier.  I have to transport my DD to school and home and it's torture listening to DS SCREAM the whole time - he looks at me in total dismay and terror every time I put him back in the car like "Ive told you I HATE this - why are you doing this to me again??"  It's exhausting and not fun for all of us - DD wants earplugs :(.



Awww. poor thing, poor you, poor DD. My girls HATE riding in the car with me as well because DS2 just screams and screams. He is starting to like toys a little more, that sometimes buys me 5 minutes. He likes my finger to suck on, that is another couple minutes but my SUV has a feature where the middle 2nd row seat slides forward so he is right there and I can stick my finger in his mouth and drive. shy.gif It takes us 20 minutes to get anywhere, I am  waiting for the day, someday when I can go somewhere in without screaming. 

 

 

 

Eczema. It isn't natural, but DD1 has eczema and she loves the CeraVe Lotion. We have struggled with her eczema for 6 years now, it used to be from head to toe now it is just her hands that get the brunt of it and some on her face. We've tried everything over the years and this is the only thing she says makes it feel the best. Other products or oils we have tried, some have helped but she always still itched, she says this relieves the itching.   And honestly so far this winter, this is the best her hands have looked as well, we just discovered it over the summer and winter is her worst season for eczema because she snowboards. 

post #45 of 68
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Originally Posted by Beckily View Post


No, he's still heavy as an ox! There's not scoffing about our back pain! ;)

 

And cool! Thank you! Had you heard of them before? Such a good idea. I've started just wanting him in regular shirts so he can grow a bit more. Plus, I like having access to his skin for rubbing his back and for smooching his belly ;)

 

Also... he was cranky this morning and we couldn't get him to be happy so I decided to just pop him on a towel with no pants on - he was all happy! Penis time! I'm torn between wanting pictures of it because he's so adorable and not really wanting to take them because that's probably impolite.

 



I had, but had forgotten about them, and then ordered them for him for christmas.  Coincidence, I think that you heard of them at the same time.

I have one 2 piece jammies set for Finn that I love putting him in b/c I love seeing his tumma tumma! I blow way too many raspberries on him when he wears them. love.gif

 

And I think penis playing pictures from infancy might be a overstepping boundaries just a little, Mom. winky.gif  But how funny! lol.gif

post #46 of 68

Ha ha, I missed the penis pic bit. Yeah, he would probably destroy those once he got a little older... It is amazing how early it starts. Anytime DS1 is without a diaper (he is 2), his hand migrates south instantly. 

post #47 of 68

His father took one! Ha! So not my fault! :D

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Awww. poor thing, poor you, poor DD. My girls HATE riding in the car with me as well because DS2 just screams and screams. He is starting to like toys a little more, that sometimes buys me 5 minutes. He likes my finger to suck on, that is another couple minutes but my SUV has a feature where the middle 2nd row seat slides forward so he is right there and I can stick my finger in his mouth and drive. shy.gif It takes us 20 minutes to get anywhere, I am  waiting for the day, someday when I can go somewhere in without screaming. 

 

 

 

Eczema. It isn't natural, but DD1 has eczema and she loves the CeraVe Lotion. We have struggled with her eczema for 6 years now, it used to be from head to toe now it is just her hands that get the brunt of it and some on her face. We've tried everything over the years and this is the only thing she says makes it feel the best. Other products or oils we have tried, some have helped but she always still itched, she says this relieves the itching.   And honestly so far this winter, this is the best her hands have looked as well, we just discovered it over the summer and winter is her worst season for eczema because she snowboards. 



we're also in an area it takes forever to drive anywhere- what kind of car do you have?  ive never heard of tht feature- that's so cool.

post #49 of 68

I have an Expedition EL which is the massive one, same size as a Suburban. That section of the bench slides all the way to the center console. He is literally 2 inches behind me so it is really easy to reach in his mouth! 

post #50 of 68

For those of you who don't follow the leaky boob - a hands free pumping bra is being given away here.

post #51 of 68

Humor for today:  Sent to me via e-mail from my FIL  (has a great sense of humor about BF)

 

The caption reads

 

Breastfeeding in public causes traffic jam

 

Image.jpg

 

 

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?????

post #52 of 68
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Originally Posted by HawaiianBlesing View Post

Humor for today:  Sent to me via e-mail from my FIL  (has a great sense of humor about BF)

 

The caption reads

 

Breastfeeding in public causes traffic jam

 

Image.jpg

 

 

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?????


Hahaha! :D Thank you!

 

post #53 of 68

rando unrelated question - can you wear a baby facing out in the ergo?   He doesnt seem to love facing in now and I loathe the way the baby bjorn feels.....

post #54 of 68

The Ergo is not designed for forward facing.  However, DP put DS in the Ergo this way while at home and trying to get some stuff done.  DS loved it.  I think it is probably ok for short periods of time.  I believe the issue with forward facing has to do with not being supporting in a way that is good for their hips.  I wonder if you could do a crossed leg seated style hold in the Ergo?  I might experiment and see for my own purposes.

post #55 of 68

Today feels like heaven!

I got sleep last night! First time I've had an adequate amount since Thursday or Friday. Ahh. All because Charlie's feeling better! Whatever DOOM was on him lifted last night. He's even suddenly eating from my left boob happily while awake. Been a long time! Plus, he's currently on nap two with no crying! :D

 

Still going to take him in the doc as we have the appointment and I want to ask about his neck. It's still raw. I get it mostly healed up and then pft. Yucky again. No okay, it's been weeks.

 

Tomorrow is our Solstice party! I hope it's really fun! It should be. Friends, Family, Food, what could be bad about that?

post #56 of 68

dying over here with the no sleep and every 1-2 hr feedings at night.  I was so hopeful- he was doing so well for so long- Im hosting xmas and can barely function to be social or clean or cook.  UGH.  I want DH to sleep with LO tonight so i can sleep but then I feel guilty and anxious for leaving LO and scared he'll think I left him :(.  PLEASE tell me this 4 mo jag ends soon.....

post #57 of 68
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dying over here with the no sleep and every 1-2 hr feedings at night.  I was so hopeful- he was doing so well for so long- Im hosting xmas and can barely function to be social or clean or cook.  UGH.  I want DH to sleep with LO tonight so i can sleep but then I feel guilty and anxious for leaving LO and scared he'll think I left him :(.  PLEASE tell me this 4 mo jag ends soon.....



Word.

 

Ladies, I think I had a panic attack last night.  I'm so sleep deprived that when DD woke up and called for me, I couldn't think rationally or logically.  I brought her to my bed, and Finn woke up.  Again.  I started crying, my heart racing, I felt nauseous!  I started rambling about how I didn't sign up to raise two kids alone, that she HAD to accept Daddy's help at night.  Had to.  Starting tonight!  I think I kept repeating, "he's a good man, he doesn't deserve to be growled at and yelled at all the time!!"  UGH!  I feel like I'm losing my marbles!! dizzy.gif

 

His sleep has been sucking since we started his abx and he started feeling better.  I'm hoping his restlessness and sleeplessness is from the medicine.  5 more days.  UGH.

post #58 of 68
Oh ladies, I hear you on the sleep issue. I'm so sorry! Carrie, that sounds so hard. I hope your DD learns to accept DH's help at night. Nald, we've been doing feedings every 1-2 hours, too. I also need a ray of hope: is this normal for 4-5 months? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel where they go back to sleeping well? sleepytime.gif
post #59 of 68

Teeth.  Blame it on teeth.  Ugh.  For me, what helped was turning the clock around and trying to not notice how often I was waking up.  I think what became normal is that I got used to sleeping this way...got better at nursing in my sleep...accepted that I won't be as coherent during the day for a while.  I don't know about functioning at work on minimal sleep!  Things get better once all their teeth are in.  At 2. redface.gif

post #60 of 68
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Teeth.  Blame it on teeth.  Ugh.  For me, what helped was turning the clock around and trying to not notice how often I was waking up.  I think what became normal is that I got used to sleeping this way...got better at nursing in my sleep...accepted that I won't be as coherent during the day for a while.  I don't know about functioning at work on minimal sleep!  Things get better once all their teeth are in.  At 2. redface.gif


Ummm. yes! For the 3 kids that are 2 and over, from now until all their teeth are in is is just one thing after another. They teeth on one freaking tooth for months, and then they sit up, it affects sleep, another tooth, and then they crawl, another tooth, and then something else, on and on and on until every single tooth is in and many of the developmental milestones are met. There are the babies out there that teething does not affect sleep, that developmental milestones do not affect sleep, but those are not the majority IMO. I'm not even talking about STTN, that takes years and years for many kids, developmentally we are talking 3-4 years and older, this is just sleeping ok. I have to look for it, but a long time ago I read an article about  just how important night waking is. Biologically speaking, children who slept well were the ones that did not live historically. There were no sleep sacks, indoor heat, there were animals that roamed around, the children that woke up very often were increasing their chances of survival. We are not that far removed from those days. 

 

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