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post #41 of 60

My hair loss hasn't started yet, but I cannot wait, my hair is ridiculous thick right now, it's driving me nuts, I haven't had a haircut I like since before I got preggos, and I go to the same hairdresser so I don't think it's that.

 

I had a terrible day at work yesterday, I had 2 of my 3 patients pass away; it was awful..then I was working with my favorite coworker and we were sobbing because her dad is dealing with some terminal cancer and she just lost her mom less than 5 years ago...I was a hot mess. I'm feeling better now, except a headache and dehydration from not getting to take care of MYSELF at work yesterday. I was a lot better after I talked to my dad on my way home....

post #42 of 60

nak, I just posted a packing list question in the forum if anyone has advice!

post #43 of 60

Ugh my hair is falling out now. Annoying.

 

Jenine- how are you liking your Baby Hawk? I'm thinking of getting one. The Ergo straps are just too wide for me!

 

Azadeh- how's it going?

 

I only have 5.5 more weeks of maternity leave. Sigh. Got to figure out the pumping.

 

Toby is trying to roll over, but so far can only move the bottom half of his body over.

 

post #44 of 60
Thread Starter 

I am also thinking about a Mei Tai...my sister likes her Baby Hawk.  This is the third baby I've used the Ergo with...I like it (still in great shape too), plus I have a moby, 2 other wraps, 2 ring sling...so I don't think I "need" it...but you know :) 

 

Ollie is 3.5 months now.  A couple weeks ago I found him flipped over from belly to back when we woke up from nap!  3 times over a week span!!!  Crazy.  I don't remember my first two rolling so early. The first time I just figured it was a fluke (like maybe he had his arms under him, etc).

post #45 of 60

I've never used an Ergo, and I did consider a Boba or a Beco, but haven't tried them either. We went with the mei tai because it's so easily adjustable- I don't have to worry about moving the buckles etc, when DH wants to wear her.   We tried a WAHM mei tai before the BH, and I already liked it-- but I -LOVE- the babyhawk. The padding on the straps is fantastic, and it's really easy to get her on to my back now, which is a must if I want to get anything done. I liked wearing her in a wrap, but it takes too long to get the wrap on before I can pick her up- so usually my that time she had melted down and it was all for moot. With the BH, I just have to tie on the waist, and then can pick he rup again right away, so she's ok with waiting that long.  We ended up splurging and buying new too and I love the print we went with (which is why we bought new, I couldn't find a neutral print I liked anywhere used). 

 

I hear you guys on the hair loss. My happened to coincide exactly with my switching from a natural shampoo to a mainstream shampoo, so when after a few days I was pulling out clumps of hair, I frantically switched back to the natural stuff... no use. lol. I was hoping it would stop once I did. 

 

Speaking of hair- I went and got a haircut last night, and it feels sooo much nicer. I end up throwing it up in a ponytail all the time, so I needed to get my bangs cut, and some layers, so that even in a pony, it still looked like I had "done" something. Now we're going to dye it at home tomorrow (didn't want to chance doing that at the salon with Tenley there, home is easier since we have some flexibility). 

post #46 of 60

Oh and on the rolling over-- T had been kind of trying, but it wasn't until we did naked time one day that she really got it. I think the cloth diapers gives a bit too much bulk for her to navigate around!

 

For carriers, I also have a Moby and a ring sling I made (poorly), so we really needed something that was ok for bigger babies, and also on my back, which obviously neither or those do!

post #47 of 60

I love my Ergo for bigger babies. MY ring sling is great for modest nursing and popping a newbon in and out (or putting a toddler to sleep in public lol) and my moby is great for carrying newborn (ok she's not newborn anymore I guess, but, small still lol) around for longer periods...and I'm getting better at nursing in it!

post #48 of 60

I have a moby and an Ergo, love them both!!

 

And my hair started falling out, I'm so relieved, there's sooooo much of it.

post #49 of 60

LOL Mammamo! I guess I shouldn't complain about losing mine either...mine is so thick I get such awful headaches...will be nice to have it less thick...especially with summer coming! I just wish it wouldn't get everywhere...like in Naomi's fingers and mouth lol

post #50 of 60

I have a Beco which is great for longer excursions - very comfortable - but I use my Maya Wrap around the house. I'm really intrigued but slightly intimidated by the simple wraps you tie yourself (Ellaroo wrap, etc.). 

 

Luca has been rolling front to back for weeks now and he's not even 3 months old! It's so cute, he's surprised every time, even though he does it purposefully. 

 

Yep - losing hair, I have lots too so NBD except for it clogging the drains and getting wrapped around baby fingers...

 

Funny, I put henna in my hair this morning which involves me tying a plastic bag around my hair for an hour or so. Luca kept looking at me funny, I think it was unsettling to have my hair hidden. Next time I will do it at night while he's sleeping.

post #51 of 60

Uff.  We are day 4 into a nursing strike.  :(  It is truly awful.  I can get him to eat as he's drifting off to sleep.  Otherwise, even me lifting my shirt up to offer gets him all agitated.  Today seems a bit better, he latched on without any rocking, but then needed rocking to stay put.  I tried some acetominophen yesterday, but it didn't seem to help.  He's been really grouchy too, not my usual smiley guy.  Anybody deal with this before?  Advice, suggestions, and support are all welcome.

 

I've got a Moby and an Ergo.  I mostly use the Moby, but will probably mostly use the Ergo as he gets bigger.  I want all the carriers though.  I'd love a mei tai and a woven wrap.  oh, and a ring sling.

 

No signs that we're close to rolling here.  He can roll from his back to his side.  And when he's on his belly, he scootches his knees underneath his body and pushes forward, but he doesn't do a lot of twisting.

post #52 of 60

cwill, have you had a good look around inside his mouth and under his tongue? DS had a bump under his tongue that rubbed on his teeth when they came in and hurt. They thought it might be an infected saliva gland but it never got diagnosed because he got pneumonia while we were waiting for the appointment and it disappeared then (while he was on antibiotics, hmmmm...) There were some nursing strikeish days while we were dealing with that.

 

Stephanie likes to roll from tummy to back. There's no tummy time anymore, it's roll over repeatedly time. She thinks it's funny! She hasn't coordinated all the movements yet for rolling back to front. She was rolling to her side a lot for a while, so I'm afraid she might be (almost?) capable and just not interested. She kicks like crazy every time her diaper comes off, she loves the change table and time on the floor.

post #53 of 60
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cwill, have you had a good look around inside his mouth and under his tongue? DS had a bump under his tongue that rubbed on his teeth when they came in and hurt. They thought it might be an infected saliva gland but it never got diagnosed because he got pneumonia while we were waiting for the appointment and it disappeared then (while he was on antibiotics, hmmmm...) There were some nursing strikeish days while we were dealing with that.

 

I did look in his mouth, but not under his tongue.  I'll check it out.  We went to the ped earlier and they couldn't find anything.  His weight is good.  I weighed him at my breastfeeding meeting on Thursday and he's gained since then.  So I guess I won't stress too much.  It just feels miserable.  It makes me sad.

post #54 of 60

Has he hurt you lately while nursing, in a way that you would have jumped and said Ow loudly or something?  I've been trying to careful with that, because apparently around this age, they start to get startled by things like that, and if they think they hurt you, may avoid doing the thing that they think did it-- in this case, nursing, even though it wasn't nursing normally that hurt... 

post #55 of 60

jenine, I don't think so.  I've never really had pain.

 

I talked to my lactation consultant buddies yesterday and they suggested that it's a major growth spurt and he's just super discombobulated.  Anyway, they said not to sweat it, wait until he's ready to eat and pump in the meantime.  He's eating like crazy at night so maybe he is making up for it.  We'll weigh him again/get him checked out tomorrow to make sure it's an ok strategy.  Today seems better maybe because I'm just back to going with the flow and letting him tell me what he wants instead freaking out, thinking "WHY DON'T YOU EAT???"

post #56 of 60

Toby is now 3 months old!

2 nights of nursing every 2 hours! So exhausting. Please tell me this is a 3 month growth spurt and we will soon return to nursing every 3-4 hours (mostly 3 but it's better than 2!) at night!

His growth is great however. 15# and 25 1/4 inches at 3 mos.

post #57 of 60

Ugh, well, he hasn't lost, but he hasn't gained either.  :(  So hard not to worry.  I do think we're doing better though so hopefully his weight picks up again this week.  He's such a little guy, I just feel like a week without any gain is such a setback.  

post #58 of 60
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Ugh, well, he hasn't lost, but he hasn't gained either.  :(  So hard not to worry.  I do think we're doing better though so hopefully his weight picks up again this week.  He's such a little guy, I just feel like a week without any gain is such a setback.  



Glad to hear he is doing better...hope that continues! *hugs* about the lack of weight gain...I understand the worry there, hopefully he will continue nursing more and gain extra :-)

post #59 of 60

ive started doing it on purpose because Ember is starting to gnaw on me and it hurts, and he just laughs!  he thinks its hysterical
 

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Has he hurt you lately while nursing, in a way that you would have jumped and said Ow loudly or something?  I've been trying to careful with that, because apparently around this age, they start to get startled by things like that, and if they think they hurt you, may avoid doing the thing that they think did it-- in this case, nursing, even though it wasn't nursing normally that hurt... 



 

post #60 of 60

Rusty, try smooshing his face into your chest. It sounds really harsh, but not being able to breathe momentarily isn't funny and they tend to learn pretty fast not to hurt you if you do that. He will LET GO the second you do it, too. I had a little chomper, can you tell?

 

I went out by myself today! It's my mom's birthday and I met her and my sister at the pub for lunch. I had a club sandwich and 2 cosmos! And I gave mom a gift certificate for Starbucks... there's one next to her work so she goes there for coffee breaks sometimes. We all had a good visit and then dad picked us up and took me home and they went back to moms house with a bottle of wine. I was out nearly 4 hours and Stephanie was totally fine, she literally started crying 2 minutes before I walked in the door and Andrew was just finishing changing her diaper when I got downstairs. I snuggled in bed with her for the rest of the afternoon, while Andrew took Caitlin out for a walk, Roland didn't feel like going with them. Now Andrew's looking for a movie for us to watch tonight and we're waiting for chinese food to arrive. It's been a good day.

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