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January Chit Chat

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Your screen name- Your first name: Had her baby girl/boy date

 

Early November

meb2-Morgan:  Had her baby boy 10/27

Caracol8- Michele: Had her baby boy 11/12

A-time-to-live- : Had her baby 11/

Beccawprice- : Had her baby 11/16

Paigekitten- Katie: Had her baby 11/12

rhombus - April:  Had her baby boy 11/9

berry987- Lindsey: Had her baby girl 10/30

MrsKatie- : Had her baby girl 11/10

LunaLady- Christina: Had her baby boy 9/19

Mal85- Mallory: had her baby girl 11/2

Seraf, Sara: Had her baby boy 11/1

KayPea- Kirsten: Had her baby boy 11/13

Lilstar- Rachel: Had her baby boy 11/16

2011mama- MK: Had her baby boy 11/19

jhsmama11-Amber: Had her baby boy 11/19

SoCaliMommy- Kami: Had her baby boy on 11/4

TalkToMeNow- Amanda: Had her baby boy 11/12

Ablemec- Mishy: Had her baby boy 11/7

 

Mid November

Krystal323- Krystal: Had her baby boy 11/18

Autumnshades- Sonja: Had her baby boy 11/7

Lula's Mom- Kristi: Had her baby boy 11/10

Octanebeetle- Wendy: Had her baby boy 11/23

HoustonMommaC - Caren: Had her baby girl 11/23/11

birdhappy85- Joanie: Had her baby girl 11/24

Motivated Mama- Nina: Had her baby 11/24

Breed210- Ang: Had her baby 11/25

Jbk21- Jacquelyn: Had her baby boy 11/24

Saharaswims- Sarah: 11/18, #1, can't wait!

musicmama08 - Crystal: Had her baby girl 12/1

 

Late November

mleh1979- Emily: Had her baby girl 11/21

Willsmomm- : Had her baby boy 12/4

abraisme- Abra:  Had her baby girl 12/1

IwannaBanRN-Becky: Had her baby 11/19

Eternal_Howl - Raewyn: 11/21, #1, Had ovarian cancer at 27, so feel very blessed.

mcacat - Catherine: Had her baby girl 11/23

crazykittymomma- Sarah: Had her baby 11/17

mamabelle- Michelle: Had her baby girl 11/22

AmanitaMama: Had her baby boy 11/23

meesh933- Michele: Had her baby 11/24

Code Name: Mama- Dionna: Had her baby girl 11/24

justamama- Dennie: late November with #4

dashley111- Ash:  Had her baby girl 11/24

EonJourney- Nicole: Had her identical baby boys 11/3

miriam_bat_avraham- Julie: Had her twin girls 11/11

Jaimee- Jaimee: Had her baby boy 12/3

KaliShanti-Kali: Had her baby boy 11/29

mommy55- ML: Had her baby boy 11/19

 

Early December

Viriditas- Amy: Had her baby girl 11/25


Edited by Jaimee - 1/29/12 at 10:41am
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Happy New Year Everyone!

 

So Avalon has a cold and was up several times last night complaining of congestion, coughing, etc.  Austin has been vomiting off and on now for 5 days.  Avery has been spitting up night and day.  Dh and I are exhausted and hope we don't catch anything.  What a way to start the new year.  Ugh.  We took Austin into the doctor and they suggested an anti-nausea med (zofran) to stop the cycle of vomiting.  We gave it to him just now and are crossing our fingers that he'll keep down a bit of food since he's asking and asking and crying when we refuse to give him food.  The doctor also said to push fluids only, no food.  But it's freaking heart breaking when your two year old is crying, laying weak on the couch, asking for a cracker.

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Poor kiddos. :( I hope everyone feels better at your house, Jaimee!

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That sounds awful. The year can only go up from here. 

 

Shay has a cold, but he just sneezes a lot and smarts when he lays flat. 

 

Im back at work today. Woo buddy. 2 days a week for a couPle of weeks. 

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 Jamiee~ Hope everyone at your house starts to feel better soon.

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Jaimee - oh no I'm so sorry! I hope everyone feels better ASAP.  You poor thing!

 

KJ's little velcro swaddle sack is officially a miracle worker.  She slept from 9pm-2:30am, uninterrupted.  Then she ate and fell back to sleep till about 5am, then slept again till 7:45am.  The only downside is that my breasts got SUPER full - as close as they've ever come to engorged - because I wasn't feeding her ever 2 hours like I have been!  I hope this won't disrupt my supply... I mean, if she's sleeping that long at a stretch, it's a GOOD thing, right?!?  I leaked all the heck over myself again, I gotta quit being lazy and try Jaimee's receiving-blanket-under-the-shirt idea.  KJ and I already sleep on top of a blanket covering the fitted sheet, but it's just not enough.  I soaked her precious swaddle sack!

 

Seraf - I hope the transition back to work is a smooth one for you and your family!  How is DP feeling now that her pregnancy is halfway (!!!) over?

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Jaimee, sorry you're dealing with sick kiddos! DH and I have been sick for over a week... luckily Rhyko hasn't shown a single symptom... yay breastmilk! :D

 

 

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Jaimee, Hugs, hopefully everyone feels better soon!  Why can't you feed your Austin if he's hungry?  Yes, he might throw it up, but then he might absorb some too.  When a woman has morning sickness she's still supposed to eat, even if it'll all come back up..  I dunno, but I think I'd let him eat some bread or crackers if he's asking.

 

Katie, your supply will probably be fine, plenty of people have babies that sleep in decent stretches and breastfeed just fine.  I have a friend with 3 month old twins that pretty much sleep in 8 hour stretches.  Her breasts have got to be EXPLODING by the morning!

 

Seref, Good luck at work!

 

Coralie gets stuffed up a lot, but I'm not sure she has a cold.  All of my kids have struggled with congestion when they're little and then grow out of it around 6-8mo.

 

One of our goats is supposed to be due today with her first kidding (goat birth).  We're pretty sure that she is pregnant, so hopefully it happens any day now.  This is the goat that was VERY sick with goat polio and we've only had her for 2mo (another person bred her), so we're hoping she's pregnant and will have healthy babies.  I love baby goats, they're so cute and I'm excited to have more raw goat milk too!  My good friend bought me a yogurt making for Christmas and I'm excited to try it out.  :)

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Thanks everyone!
 

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Why can't you feed your Austin if he's hungry?  Yes, he might throw it up, but then he might absorb some too.  When a woman has morning sickness she's still supposed to eat, even if it'll all come back up..  I dunno, but I think I'd let him eat some bread or crackers if he's asking.

Well, the idea is that something has irritated the stomach and food that isn't staying down is exacerbating the irritation and the vomiting continues. The stomach has to heal in order for him to stop vomiting and really the only way to do that is to limit the food that goes down so that no more comes up.  No barfing yet today... it's been 24 hours now I think.  He's had crackers, pedialyte, water, and banana.  But he wants to down the entire package of crackers and another banana.  I'm almost positive if I let him do that it would all come back up.  He is also having crying jags and spacey lethargic episodes, which are so sad.  I know he's weak and just not feeling right.  Ugh.

 

With m/s it's not something out of the ordinary that has irritated the stomach lining, it's hormones in the blood that mess with digestion in general, so anything that stays down is good... vomiting with m/s doesn't create more vomiting.  Anyway, I hope, hope, hope, we're done with it.  We'll see....

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That makes sense.  I'd still have a hard time restricting food if my child was asking for it.  Hopefully this passes soon!
 

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Thanks everyone!
 

Well, the idea is that something has irritated the stomach and food that isn't staying down is exacerbating the irritation and the vomiting continues. The stomach has to heal in order for him to stop vomiting and really the only way to do that is to limit the food that goes down so that no more comes up.  No barfing yet today... it's been 24 hours now I think.  He's had crackers, pedialyte, water, and banana.  But he wants to down the entire package of crackers and another banana.  I'm almost positive if I let him do that it would all come back up.  He is also having crying jags and spacey lethargic episodes, which are so sad.  I know he's weak and just not feeling right.  Ugh.

 

With m/s it's not something out of the ordinary that has irritated the stomach lining, it's hormones in the blood that mess with digestion in general, so anything that stays down is good... vomiting with m/s doesn't create more vomiting.  Anyway, I hope, hope, hope, we're done with it.  We'll see....



 

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Happy New Year ladies!

 

Jaimee- I hope everyone gets to feeling better.  Your poor son having the stomach flu for so long :(  Its hard when kids are so young they cant understand.  Hang in there!

 

Sera- good luck on the transition back to work. 
 

 

I went for a walk for the first time today.  Probably about 2 miles.  It felt amazing, and I feel great afterwards.  Im almost 6 weeks postpartum and hoping this is a step in the direction of being able to exercise again.  I miss being fit.  I feel like a blob.

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Jaimee- I hope everyone feels better soon! DH has been sick for 4 days now and I'm crossing my fingers none of us get it. I go back to work in two days and really can't afford for any of us to get sick right now!

 

Katie- Don't worry about the sleep, embrace it! If it's something she continues, your breasts will adjust. Greta started sleeping a 5-7 hour stretch fairly young and my breasts were really full the first few nights, but they don't do that anymore. I have plenty of milk during the day when she wants to eat, so I'm not concerned. 

 

We didn't have a very exciting new year's here. DD1 spent the night at my IL's. We were invited to a friend's house and thought we'd stay out a little later. But they had to cancel because her son and husband got sick, so at the last minute we decided to go to another friend's house. With DH not feeling well, we didn't stay long. We were all in bed by 10. I think that officially makes me old, right? 

 

I really need to work on getting the Christmas decorations down. DH was supposed to help me do that this weekend, but he hasn't had any energy and I'm barely keeping up with the girls and the house with him being stuck on the couch all this time. So, that didn't happen. I'm really hoping he feels better soon. I only have 2 more days off work and am feeling totally unprepared... I could really use his help with the girls so I could get some planning time in. 

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Sora cluster fed for over 5 hours tonight and then started crying and screaming the whole past hour. She is inconsolable. We think she's gassy because she passed gas so much this afternoon and a little tonight. It's so hard to hear her screaming bloody murder like someone is torturing her. I'm in tears. We've tried every position possible to get out the gas and did baby massage. She's in her swing crying right now; there's nothing else we can do. I feel horrible like it's something I must've eaten. I had a ton of veggies last night, maybe it was the broccoli? I ate chili today but I had chili the past few days and she hasn't been like this until tonight. She's losing her voice, she's crying so hard. mecry.gif Tugging on my heart strings really hard right now. I just want to make my baby feel better. greensad.gif I'm about to just cut out most foods from my diet and rely on my vitamins to give me the nutrients I need because I'm always wondering what I might be eating that could be making her upset. I'm already gluten and dairy free; I'm thinking of cutting out corn but that'll be a really hard one since a lot of gluten food substitutes have corn in them... Can chocolate be a bothersome food for babies if moms eat it? I've been eating a decent amount of chocolate. I've been craving it like crazy. It could just be a random night where she's miserable and I'm overthinking it but I just don't want to see her so upset like this if I can help it.

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Ugh thats the worst greensad.gif  Im sorry.  It has happened to us a few times too, and it is heartbreaking for sure.  Try not to take it personal, babies just have bad days too.  Have you ever tried gripe water? 

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Luckily no one is sick here. DD had a HORRIBLE runny nose, red eyes and sneezing today and I thought she was getting a terrible cold. I'm not joking. Her face and arms were completely covered in mucous from her nose, it was running so bad! Well, it turns out that she was playing in her window that I had covered up with a blanket, and since it was covered, the condensation grew mold. She had an immediate allergic reaction to it. As soon as it was cleaned up and we bathed her, her nose stopped running, the sneezing stopped and her eyes were no longer red. Can't cover up the window to keep the heat in anymore, I guess. It'll keep growing mold.

 

In other news, Billy was talking to Levi and accidentally referred to himself as "daddy" in the 3rd person. When he caught himself, he said he didn't mind. He'd be Levi's daddy. I could have cried. luxlove.gif

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Mal, we were in he'd at 10, too. Old age happens, I guess. 

 

Joanie, sometimes babies get bad gas for no apparent reason. Immature bellies and all. 5 hours of nursing could have something to do with it, tho. Probably 5 hours of nursing is a symptom rather than the cause, tho. My DD screamed for 3 days straight when I ate chocolate. Whenever she wasn't nursing or sleeping she screamed. I didn't see her eyes for weeks so yeah, chocolate isn't good for some babies. I started to be able to eat chocolate when she was about 10 months. 

 

Becky, yay for daddy. That sounds like a great step. If y'all are married isn't he legally dad anyway?

 

Work wasn't bad. It was a long day for everyone. He took the bottle without too much troubl and he didn't let Sara sit down all day. I hated the pumping. I get lots of milk but my breasts don't empty so I fill back up quick and get frequent letdowns. Grr. I go back to work again tomorrow then no work for the rest of the week. 

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Becky, yay for daddy. That sounds like a great step. If y'all are married isn't he legally dad anyway?

 

We aren't legally married. We want to do all that when we can afford an official renewal ceremony to include our family. My sisters weren't at our "wedding" and neither was his dad or my dad. My mom was there to "give me away" and that's it.

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According to my lactation consultant who is amazing, most foods including broccoli will not give your baby gas.  She said that certain foods will flavor your milk but your body processes the food so it shouldn't be a problem.  She said the exception was a food allergy which is usually related to dairy so that isn't a problem for you.  Colicease gripe water is awesome.  I just gave some to Audrey because she was screaming with gas and she is sleeping now!  Good luck and I hope this gets better for you! 
 

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Sora cluster fed for over 5 hours tonight and then started crying and screaming the whole past hour. She is inconsolable. We think she's gassy because she passed gas so much this afternoon and a little tonight. It's so hard to hear her screaming bloody murder like someone is torturing her. I'm in tears. We've tried every position possible to get out the gas and did baby massage. She's in her swing crying right now; there's nothing else we can do. I feel horrible like it's something I must've eaten. I had a ton of veggies last night, maybe it was the broccoli? I ate chili today but I had chili the past few days and she hasn't been like this until tonight. She's losing her voice, she's crying so hard. mecry.gif Tugging on my heart strings really hard right now. I just want to make my baby feel better. greensad.gif I'm about to just cut out most foods from my diet and rely on my vitamins to give me the nutrients I need because I'm always wondering what I might be eating that could be making her upset. I'm already gluten and dairy free; I'm thinking of cutting out corn but that'll be a really hard one since a lot of gluten food substitutes have corn in them... Can chocolate be a bothersome food for babies if moms eat it? I've been eating a decent amount of chocolate. I've been craving it like crazy. It could just be a random night where she's miserable and I'm overthinking it but I just don't want to see her so upset like this if I can help it.



 

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My info:

jhsmama11-Amber: Boy, Jack, 11/19

 

Jaimee-thanks for the link to your cloth diapering series, and thanks for making it. What a help to a newbie, like me!

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