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post #21 of 30

It really is so nice to read updates from all of you ladies. I have been wondering how everyone's babes have been doing. Sorry to hear about the breastfeeding challenges and the car seat screamers. I've been very lucky in those departments.

My son is the usual light napper during the day unless he is in my arms or at the breast. I, however, have been blessed by the grace of the universe for having a baby who sleeps pretty great at night. He either wakes up once or twice between 8pm-7am. And after his 7am nursing session, usually goes back to sleep until 8ish. Unless my older son wakes him up. He also will sleep in his co-sleeper which my older son NEVER did. I really can't believe it.

My back, neck, shoulders, and even collar bone-/sternum area are killing me from holding him. Whether in my arms or the carrier. I am going to have to start working on my upper body strength, so, I can continue to hold him without so much pain. It's ridiculous!!

He has also continued to be a giant baby, and is now just under 20 lbs at just 3 months. Again, ridiculous!

 

One thing that I find so much easier is coping with how hard a newborn/infant is. The constant holding, non-stop nursing, not being able to sleep on their own, and etc. etc. It's still rough, especially, with an older child. But so much easier emotionally and mentally. I'm not constantly wondering if it is just my baby and something I am not doing right. It is what it is. :)

And I do love the age we are now hitting. All the smiles, giggles, talking, and watching them really start to discover the world around him. Just awesome.

And he is such a smiler.

post #22 of 30

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Originally Posted by slimkins View Post

My back, neck, shoulders, and even collar bone-/sternum area are killing me from holding him. Whether in my arms or the carrier. I am going to have to start working on my upper body strength, so, I can continue to hold him without so much pain. It's ridiculous!!

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I can not believe how much I ache all the time! I've scheduled DH to give me a massage tonight after the babe goes to bed. Of course I might just opt for bed instead.......

post #23 of 30

I haven't been extremely active on this board, but I've always read and feel like I know you guys.  We're doing well adjusting to being a family of five.  I feel like our family is complete now, it's just heaven.  My older two (6 and 4) are in love with our little munchkin, and are so sweet to her.  She is such a happy baby.  Moving on to this new little stage in her life is bittersweet to me.  I love all the smiles and coos and where she is now, but I know we will never have a newborn again (well I'm pretty sure anyhow) so I'm trying to savor every moment.  Plus I know none of us are promised a tomorrow with our precious babes, so I just try to take each day and give all my babies (my big kids are still my babies) as much love as I can. 

 

I posted before that my doctor had died when our little girl was just five weeks old, she committed suicide and it's been on my mind a lot.  I was close with her and she meant so much to me, so it's been hard to reconcile.  Plus with Adaline's mom and Charley...I just hold my kids a little tighter. 

 

I'm really interested in these books you all are talking about!  I need to look them up.  I haven't read in forever but I'm always wanting to pick up another book, and it sounds like everyone loves them!

 

If we're going to choose a picture to represent our board, I like the baby snowman above, super cute.  I did chuckle when it was mentioned that we have winter babies though.  I honestly didn't even realize that.  I'm in AZ though and I think it was probably about 75 degrees and sunny out the morning baby was born.  LOL.

post #24 of 30

Ooh I can't even believe I forgot to post this before, but I had a very frightening incident with baby girl last night.  We were sitting out on our patio with family visiting from out of town, and my aunt asked to hold Amelia.  She was holding her facing her, and then turned her to look at everyone else.  When she did I caught a glimse of the other side of Amelia's face just as a beetle was crawling into her ear...OMG.  I flipped out!!  "There's a BUG IN HER EAR!!!"  My mom swooped her up and I ran to find tweezers, but didn't know where they were because we're in the middle of packing for out of town and I'm pretty sure I packed them!  DH found some after what seemed like forever while my mom was hold her over the sink tilted trying to keep the bug from going in any further.  It was probably only a minute total but seeing a beetle crawl into your baby's ear and then only seeing it's butt sticking out of the canal will shake you up a bit.  Fortunately I got it out, DH killed it, and Amelia didn't seem to notice anything was going on at all...

 

Ugh...just had to share that and get it out.  Anyone else have any weird stories?

post #25 of 30

krpata: I can't believe your babe got a bug in her ear, how awful!

 

I don't have any weird stories, but we did have a frightening incident too. It was the first day after dh went back to work and it was just me and Brody. He had a strand of hair on him so I tried to pull it off and it wrapped around his finger. It was wrapped like 4 times and was so strong I couldn't get it off. His finger swelled up and turned purple. So I was there on the floor trying to hold ice to his finger while he was screaming so it wouldn't swell anymore. I had to dig deep into his skin with some pointy tweezers and it finally broke, but he almost had only 9 fingers. I've heard stories like that with hair, but I never thought it could be that serious.

post #26 of 30

ramzubo - I know someone with a similar story about a hair and a baby boy, only it wasn't his finger.  All ok in the end, though!

 

We are ECing a bit here, and caught our first full poop yesterday!  My mom thinks I'm a little wacky.  :)

 

My two year old has been *insane*.  Way worse than when DS first came home.  She has awful, awful mood swings that leave us all exhausted by the end of the day.  Super sweet to the baby but just totally crazy in every other way.

post #27 of 30

We're ECing a bit here too! I've caught 3 pees but no poos. We're only doing it occasionally and when she wakes up from a nap or after a feeding vs. watching for cues. I just ordered a toilet reducer off of Amazon that had a review from a ECing mom. It was only $7 too so if she doesn't like it, I'm not out $30 like some of the other toilet reducers. I think she might have a easier time if she felt more stable on the potty. Hopefully we'll catch some poos!

post #28 of 30
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If we're going to choose a picture to represent our board, I like the baby snowman above, super cute.  I did chuckle when it was mentioned that we have winter babies though.  I honestly didn't even realize that.  I'm in AZ though and I think it was probably about 75 degrees and sunny out the morning baby was born.  LOL.

LOL, I was thinking that too! I'm in Phx/Mesa, where are you?

 

I also had a high needs first and am finding this one to be much easier. I was thinking how I'm having an easier time being a mama to two than I did when DS1 was little. I was always so tired! He's really grown out of his high needs and is an amazing little boy and DS2 is so peaceful and calm and sleeps well:)

 

I don't even bother w/a toilet when catching pees. I just usually have a dipe or something on the the ground and get some on that. I'm thinking a cup would be nice to carry around...I haven't put him in a diaper unless he's sleeping or we're gone for a couple weeks.

post #29 of 30
The winter baby/snow suggestion confused me at first till I realised that she is a winter baby! We moved from Seattle to San Diego in January. It was so weird seeing people in scarves in 65 degree weather, that's summer weather in Seattle!

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post #30 of 30
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For the other moms of car seat screamers, I wanted to share a toy that I've found to actually entertain the baby in the car-- she's only screaming about half the time now :)

 

It's called "Tiny Love Musical Nature Stroll" and it fits great on my Chico Keyfit 30!

 

It's a piece of plastic garbage...  but it's an entertaining piece.  Thought I'd share in case others were feeling desperate!

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