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April 2012 Rockstar Mamas and Their Babies (better late than never)

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Member List:

lyeterae ~ Baby boy born February 2011
annie ~ Baby girl born April 7, 2011
Barefootscientist ~ Baby boy born May 30, 2011
AnnieA (due 7/18) ~ Baby girl born July 17, 2011
MarineWife (due 7/30) ~ Baby boy born July 25, 2011
Baby_Cakes (due 8/16) ~ Baby boy born August 16, 2011
MovingMomma (due 8/9) ~ Baby girl born August 18, 2011
akind1 (due 9/28) ~ Baby girl born October 11, 2011
mom2one (due 10/23) ~ Baby boy born October 21, 2011
jeninejessica (due 12/10) ~ Baby girl born November 29, 2011
Kindermama (due 1/6) ~ Baby boy born January 1, 2012


Last month's thread: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346684/march-2012-rockstar-mamas-and-their-babies
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What do you guys stuff in your pockets for night? I usually stuff a premium PF with a hemp soaker/insert in the middle and they have never leaked. It's rather bulky in front with the OS dipes snapped down once because I have to fold the front of the PF over so I wanted to try something else. Last night I tried a microfiber insert and the hemp insert but it leaked.
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What do you guys stuff in your pockets for night? 


LOLOL - being a pathetic sposie user, this first sentence totally made no sense to me for a second lol.gif Just thought I would share that! 

 

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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post

What do you guys stuff in your pockets for night? 


LOLOL - being a pathetic sposie user, this first sentence totally made no sense to me for a second lol.gif Just thought I would share that! 

 

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Oh, ROTFLMAO.gif

Really heavy rocks to keep the kids in bed! winky.gif

Chocolates so I can easily snack if I wake up hungry in the middle of the night. lol.gif
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We had a much better night of sleep last night. I wish I knew why so I could replicate it. I dressed him in long pants and a long-sleeved shirt instead of a onesie because it's cold at night and he always kicks the covers off. I gave him some teething tablets before bed and again in the middle of the night when he woke. I got his new unpolished amber necklace yesterday and put it on him right away. Plus, I think Mercury is now fully out of retrograde so maybe things are settling down. He actually fell asleep in my arms rather than me having to lay down and nurse him to sleep while he kicked the crap out of me. Oh, and I found some Kali/Phos homeopathic tablets I had for leg cramps that are also good for sleeplessness so I took some before bed and my mind didn't keep me up racing like usual.
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I just do a microfiber insert. My Flips don't leak but my BG 4.0s do sometimes. I think because the lining extends past the seams. DD is sleeping better too but I thought it was because she's just so utterly exhausted after all our comings and goings this week with the big kids.
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I just do a microfiber insert. My Flips don't leak but my BG 4.0s do sometimes. I think because the lining extends past the seams.

Hm...I don't think it's the diaper since they've never leaked with the PF and hemp insert. Maybe it's because the microfiber insert doesn't fit properly? Too narrow or something. shrug.gif
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subbing!!

 

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I use sposies at night.  But i do put earplugs in my pocket so i can use them if i need them!!  lol.gif

 

I'm exhausted.  I jinxed it when i posted about the 9-4 sleeping.  He's waking a ton now!  Teething i'm sure and trying to crawl at times during the day.

 

I went out today and finished easter basket shopping.  I hadnt looked in the baby food aisle  before b/c it always creeps me out... but there are so many snacky baby food items!  I got finn rice milk based drops, some bars, some puffs.  They didn't have this stuff even 3 years ago.  I also got him another sippy cup with a straw.

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Omg. Guys, I weighed Finn on my scale and he's 24.6 lbs!? Wtf!!? He's not even 8 mo yet!! No wonder my arms can't hold him for more than a few min.

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Baby_Cakes, OMG!!! DD was 14 lbs 9 oz at her dr appt on Monday. I don't know how you carry him at all!!! Yes there are lots of snacky things for babies. DD is getting purplr puffs and some kind of apple-carrot sticks in her basket. Bibs and these little plastic shot glasses that are the perfect size for her to drink out of. Hahaha! Plus a new Eric Carle board book. The big kids are each getting a book, card/dice game and candy. We don't do big baskets here.
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MW, maybe that's the problem. Or the insert isn't enough for overnight for her. Maybe I need to add the newborn insert too?
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Carrie ~ That is one huge baby! lol.gif I can't imagine holding him. I can't hold Dylan for long and he's maybe just 20 lbs.
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MW, maybe that's the problem. Or the insert isn't enough for overnight for her. Maybe I need to add the newborn insert too?

But I had two inserts in there like I usually do. I usually use a PF and a hemp insert and have never had a problem. It's something with the microfiber. Either it doesn't fit properly or it's not as absorbant as a PF (but I thought they were supposed to be really absorbant). I wanted to start using the microfiber inserts in the pockets since I have so many and use my PF as just diapers.
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Baby_Cakes, OMG!!! DD was 14 lbs 9 oz at her dr appt on Monday. I don't know how you carry him at all!!! Yes there are lots of snacky things for babies. DD is getting purplr puffs and some kind of apple-carrot sticks in her basket. Bibs and these little plastic shot glasses that are the perfect size for her to drink out of. Hahaha! Plus a new Eric Carle board book. The big kids are each getting a book, card/dice game and candy. We don't do big baskets here.


He's HUGE, right?!?  My goodness gracious!  I really cannot hold him for long, but I do carry him around on my hip a lot.  I probably would get more done if I'd just use my damn ring sling.  I use the Boba exclusively when we are out, no other carriers.  

 

I think I may have bought a lot of stuff for both of them since I just pick it up when I see it.  I got some plastic eggs to hide and candy to fill them.  I got N the easter mr potato head, a new Look and Find book, some toys, candy.  Target had a 16" 2 wheeler bike with training wheels on it on sale this week for $59, so we decided to get it for her.  I think DH wants to give it to her for Easter, but i'm not sure about that association.  Why would the easter bunny bring her a bike?  I just want to surprise her with it.  I'll see if I can talk him into waiting or telling her it's from us.

 

Nora's allergies are horrible.  She was up for an hour and a half, from about 1230 to 2,  in the middle of the night coughing and her nose was running.  She came into my bed, but woke Finn up with her coughing and I was an exhausted mess.  I told her she had to go back in her room b/c of the coughing.  She wasn't happy about that.  I got Finn back asleep, and then lay with her in her bed while she coughed and coughed until the triaminic kicked in and she finally slept.  I went back to sleep with Finn, who THANK GAWD only woke up again around 330 and then again at 630, and then Nora came bouncing it at 8 am ready to go for the day.  Coffee is my bff today, I swear!

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Carrie ~ i've been meaning to tell you that hyland's does make kids allergy remedy in liquid and dissolving tablets. I got some tablets for Ethan but we haven't used them yet. The tablets might not be an option for you since they are lactose. Not sure where the lactose comes from.
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Carrie ~ i've been meaning to tell you that hyland's does make kids allergy remedy in liquid and dissolving tablets. I got some tablets for Ethan but we haven't used them yet. The tablets might not be an option for you since they are lactose. Not sure where the lactose comes from.


You know, I was using the colic tablets and the pulsatilla and didn't realize they both had lactose.   Good thing my kids aren't actually galactosemic.  duh.gif  

 

I can't stop eating today.  Yesterday was the same!  I'm still overproducing milk like crazy and my appetite is just insane.  Oh well, I guess.  Anyone else go thru something like this?

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I have days when I can't seem to stop eating. I think I might finally have gotten to the point where I'm not leaking anymore. I went all day yesterday without a bra and my shirt didn't get wet. I'll have to do that a few more days before I'm convinced enough to go out in public without pads, but that will be so nice!

Sean is driving me crazy! I swear, he is so stupid. I can't explain it but he says the dumbest things and he can't seem to think any further than the obvious or solve any problems. If things don't go exactly how he plans or wants, he gives up. It's really hard for me to respect or like him when he acts like that. hammer.gif
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I leak all the time. All the time!! I leak thru the damn pads on the other side when he's nursing. My boobs get so hard and lumpy be feedings. This just didn't happen with nora. maybe be cause I pumped more of the time when she was an infant? Maybe he is more hungry because he is bigger? It's painful, messy...but I am grateful for my supply. I can't complain too much bc I am feeding this huge baby.

I hear you on the annoying dh front. I won't go into detail but we had a huge blow up fight yesterday. Huge. I almost took the kids and left...not intending forever but just for space. I was so angry I didn't want him near them.

I didn't leave tho. We argued, yelled,cried, swore at each other. Got it all out. It was so therapeutic!! Maybe you and Sean need a no holds barred argument to air out all the feelings and hostility, too.

Im so tired. More then i've ever been. And we still need to do the baskets and hide the plastic eggs!! Nora is really fighting sleep and coughing. Please let this night be decent!!



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I had the same problem with oversupply with Ethan. I made a huge amount of milk and leaked for at least a year, maybe more. With Kellen things weren't as bad. Maybe there's something about the 2nd child that makes you make way more milk than needed. shrug.gif

I don't know if an airing out would work. I'm not angry at Sean. I just think he's stupid. If I told him what I really think of him, everything might just fall apart. I need to really work on accepting him for who he is. I don't know how to say this without sounding conceited (which I really am not). I've always know he wasn't as smart as me. I thought it wouldn't matter because he had so many other good qualities. I think it's pretty normal for one person in a relationship to be smarter than the other. I don't think it's very likely for any two people to have completely equal intelligence or share any other trait equally. KWIM? Over the years, though, it has started to annoy me more and more.

Here's a petty example. We were ordering something from Amazon. Ethan asked if he should click the free two day shipping deal. I said not to because you have to sign up for an introductory free prime account that automatically starts billing you if you don't remember to cancel it (and I'm notorious for not canceling those things in time). However, there was very clearly a notice across the top of the screen that said "free super saver shipping" for purchases over $25. When Sean went to check out, he almost picked the 2-5 day fee shipping. I caught him and asked why he didn't pick the free 3-8 day shipping or whatever it was. He said because I had said not to. He didn't even read the option, look at them, figure out which was best. He was just automatically going to pay for something that could be free. Stupid, especially after he was having a coniption about spending money on toy muskets that boys wanted after we visited Fort Macon today!

I'm sure that sounds very petty to you all, and I know that it is to a certain extent. But we have to deal with his stinginess when we want something but then he goes and wastes money just like that? WTH?
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I think I need to go off of caffeine. Is that totally insane to consider? Of course, I'm so tired all the time that I don't think it's helping anyway. I just noticed that I've been sore and achy more often than not the past couple of months and I've been drinking a lot more caffeine. Or maybe I just need to stop drinking diet coke. I know it's not good for me. I drink it at work at night because I don't like the coffee here. Maybe I should start buying sparkling water again and drink that instead.

 

DD's sleep has been horrible the past couple of nights but I know it's because she's been so busy and engaged with the big kids home that she doesn't have time to focus on eating. So she eats all night. Last night, I got to bed around 11:30 PM. I was up at 1:30 AM and she had eaten a couple of times between that. I was up again at 2:30 AM because she ran out of the milk I brought back in the room at 1:30 AM and then she was up at 5:45 AM. During those last few hours, she was eating probably every 30 mins. Oh and when I woke up at 2:30 AM, I had to put the easter baskets together. I feel like I haven't slept at all. I'm shoving candy in my face trying to stay awake at work.

 

I wonder if the caffeine in my breastmilk makes DD a light sleeper? Is that possible?

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I wonder if the caffeine in my breastmilk makes DD a light sleeper? Is that possible?

I think it's possible. The first thing my mom suggested when I mentioned Dylan not sleeping well was for me to lower my caffeine intake. I don't drink a lot, though, and I don't drink any after 5 pm. You can always try cutting it out and see what happens. It certainly can't hurt anything (unless you struggle to stay awake and get very irritable like I do).

Ryan filled Easter baskets for me and Sean. love.gif

To continue my dh complaint, we can't even have a normal conversation. We were talking about moving and how we would handle things with trying to show the house and what-not. I told Sean that me and the boys could go stay with my mom about 6 months before Sean has to move. That way he could get the house cleaned up and keep it clean to show. Of course, that sort of defeats the purpose of the move if it's so that Sean gets an assignment that keeps him home and with us. Anyway, Ethan decided we all should just live with my mom so he could have the dog. Sean started going into this long list of can'ts and won'ts and why that wasn't a good idea, always negative. One thing was the cost of gas in the Jeep because it would be at least a 40 minute drive one way to and from work for him. Ethan told Sean he could get another car. It's time, anyway, he said, because the Jeep is old and going to break down soon. Sean says, "I don't know if we can afford another car payment now." I couldn't help looking at him like he was the dumbest guy on the planet.

Now, let me tell you why I thought that. We had just had a talked a few days prior about replacing the Jeep. It's not a family-friendly car. There's not room for 3 car/booster seats (although, I guess Ethan could sit in the front since there's no airbag). We can't trade cars because it's a jalopy and I'm scared to drive it. I told Sean that if everything goes well, we can pay off the credit card and then start sending extra money for the Harley payment. Once that's paid off we can replace the Jeep with something safer. I don't even care if it's another Jeep as long as it's not half rusted and falling apart. So, yeah, we had just talked about plans for replacing the Jeep.

In addition to that, the conversation with Ethan was about what to do when we have to move a year or so from now. We weren't in any way talking about what to do now or next week or even next month. So, a statement about how we can't afford another car payment right now is totally irrelevant. To me, it's either Sean being negative and just not really thinking about or considering anyone else's ideas or being stupid and not being able to follow a normal conversation or remember what was discussed just a few days prior.

Some other stupid, silly things that tell me he's not thinking. The cat was making all kinds of noise swinging the cat door toward him instead of just pushing through it. I asked if someone had locked it. Sean glanced at it but didn't really look and said no. I looked right at it and said, "Um, yeah, it's locked on this side." Wouldn't common sense tell you that it's most likely locked if the cat is doing that? Why else would the cat be swinging it toward himself?

We had recently watched Captain America. I wondered aloud if they somehow digitally changed the body of the actor who played Captain America and asked Sean if he knew. Sean said it was a different actor. I asked him if he knew that or if he was just assuming. He said, "Yeah, I'm pretty sure." So, he didn't actually know like I had asked. He was assuming. eyesroll.gif I looked it up and, sure enough, his body was digitally changed to be the skinny guy.

I'm sure all of that seems really nitpicky but it's so typical of Sean. He doesn't know anything. He assumes a lot. He's almost always wrong. You'd think after a while he'd learn not to assume and instead ask questions or investigate, but no. He'd rather stick his head in the sand and be like all the other sheeple. Ugh!
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