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post #1 of 7
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So some things I thought were givens, and they apparently aren't.

 

I thought that giving him medicine would be a fight every time - it was the first time! - but he actually likes it. It's a little syringe thing and you fill it up with pink goo to deliver. I put it to the back of his mouth on one side and squeeze a bit, take it out, watch for swallow and switch sides. Takes about four times to get it all. He's totally happy about it. Huh.

I thought I'd have a harder time with being woken up so much. For the most part, outside of really rough nights, I do okay. Dusty thought he'd do just fine with lack of sleep and it's become not true at all.

 

He likes being undressed. Well, really, he's learning to do it himself he likes it so much. You pull the sleeves taut and he'll pull out his arms and then he pulls it over his head on his own. Shirts, anyway. Pants.. he could probably do it I pull them down a bit and he pulls out his legs. He puts things on well, too - pushing his arms and legs in.

post #2 of 7

i thought it'd be harder to function on no sleep. somehow, i make it all work! that, and coffee.

 

i thought this whole food thing would be easier. i guess dd just has such a sensitive belly.

and, the nap thing. it's been kinda rough to get that to happen. i still can't ever put her down to sleep, either for naps, or at night.

 

sometimes, i am grateful i had zero experience with babies, because i can just take all of this as it is with no preconceived notions. :)
 

post #3 of 7
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Yes! I have experience with older kids, but not much with babies. I think it does help!

We don't put him down for naps, either. I like it. Usually.  98% of the time. It's a short period in their lives when we get to guard over them some closely at their most vulnerable times :)

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Beckily View Post

We don't put him down for naps, either. I like it. Usually.  98% of the time. It's a short period in their lives when we get to guard over them some closely at their most vulnerable times :)

Same! I love it. Love love love.

post #5 of 7

I wish I could snuggle for naps, but it seems I don't make snuggly babies. Mine won't sleep unless I lay them down.

 

I thought it would be harder for Aiden to adjust, but he totally adores his baby "Bubba".

 

I also thought having them in the same room would be harder, but after the first night they refused to sleep unless the other one is there too.

 

I did think Seth would want to be mobile earlier than Aiden did, but its the opposite. He likes to just sit and let the world come to him. Aiden will bring him toys etc, so why make the effort to get them himself.

post #6 of 7

I didn't Think Norrie would be such a hard teether. Teething at 3 months with 0 teeth till 10 months is rough! I'm praying ahead for my next one to not show any signs of teething till there is teeth. lol 

I thought I'd be able to function on less sleep. I am terrible at it. And I'm mean. Thankfully she sleeps pretty good for her age. 

I wish she was more cuddly but unfortunetly she decided she sleeps better on her own. I do too but I was looking forward to at least one nap together a day. I think with my next babe I'm going to encourage that more if it doesn't create problems. 

I thought having a toddler would be harder, so far aside from the screaming It's been easy! 

post #7 of 7
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Yes! I thought sleep and life would be harder. Charlie still entertains himself merrily most of the day. He's over playing with lincoln logs on his work bench.  :D

 

Teething with no noticible progress sucks!!

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