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post #201 of 352

Great that means I can have about 4 more cups!  Hahaha.

post #202 of 352
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Great that means I can have about 4 more cups!  Hahaha.


Lol! Sometimes it feels like I need that much!

I try to limit myself to 1.5-2 cups in the morning. Sometimes I have green tea in the afternoon. More than that and I get all cracked out. No caffeine after 4 pm, ever!! (for me)
post #203 of 352
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Um, I am in boob scratching teething HELL.  And I would like it to stop now.   

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cutting three teeth right now

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I am so not looking forward to leaving Sora for my first night of training at work. greensad.gif I had a brief orientation yesterday but start actual training for a few hours on Sunday night. DH will have to feed her her dinner solids, a bottle, and get her down for bed all by himself... He's trying right now in the other room and she is screaming.bloody.murder. gloomy.gif It's killing me. Ugh. And on Monday my brother is coming to babysit for the first time while I'm gone in the afternoon... I'm probably going to leave the house in tears. Rather, I know I will leave in tears. I should probably prepare myself for having a hard time focusing at work this first week or two. Oh how I wish I didn't have such a dependent baby. I love that she's bonded to me, but the level of intense screaming in fear when someone else even holds her is so over the top, it breaks my heart into a million pieces. I hope she gets used to things quickly. I hate the idea of her being in prolonged distress if she doesn't adjust right away...

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I am so not looking forward to leaving Sora for my first night of training at work. greensad.gif I had a brief orientation yesterday but start actual training for a few hours on Sunday night. DH will have to feed her her dinner solids, a bottle, and get her down for bed all by himself... He's trying right now in the other room and she is screaming.bloody.murder. gloomy.gif It's killing me. Ugh. And on Monday my brother is coming to babysit for the first time while I'm gone in the afternoon... I'm probably going to leave the house in tears. Rather, I know I will leave in tears. I should probably prepare myself for having a hard time focusing at work this first week or two. Oh how I wish I didn't have such a dependent baby. I love that she's bonded to me, but the level of intense screaming in fear when someone else even holds her is so over the top, it breaks my heart into a million pieces. I hope she gets used to things quickly. I hate the idea of her being in prolonged distress if she doesn't adjust right away...

 

I had an intense, screamy baby too. And my DH reported it was 500% better if I wasn't in the house (and it took about 4 days to adjust). So hopefully that will be the case with Sora too!

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I had an intense, screamy baby too. And my DH reported it was 500% better if I wasn't in the house (and it took about 4 days to adjust). So hopefully that will be the case with Sora too!

 

 

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I think it is much worse when the baby knows you are in the house and could be holding her. I hope she adjusts quickly! hug2.gif

post #207 of 352
Joanie, today at R's 9 monnth appointment his pedi said to (while holding the baby) place a hand on the shoulder (or give a half hug to) someone you want them to feel comfortable with. Have a bit of lighthearted chatter and laughing with that person. His pedi said this can help babies feel more comfortable with others because they see that you are. Maybe try that?
Edited by LunaLady - 6/25/12 at 10:39pm
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Thanks for the idea, Christina. I'll try that. I'm also going to make sure I don't act anxious around Sora before leaving because I'm sure she'll pick up on it and get even more upset with me leaving... As hard as it will be, I must stay strong!!! lol

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Um, I am in boob scratching teething HELL.  And I would like it to stop now.   Exactly how much coffee is appropriate while breastfeeding?

Levi is scratching, pulling, PINCHING(fricking OWWW!). I would like it to stop too. I try to keep his arms down, but sometimes I'm just too tired.

post #210 of 352
Joanie, I think that's a good idea. Babies totally smell fear.
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Thanks for the idea, Christina. I'll try that. I'm also going to make sure I don't act anxious around Sora before leaving because I'm sure she'll pick up on it and get even more upset with me leaving... As hard as it will be, I must stay strong!!! lol

 

Yes!  And she might cry when you leave the room/house.  Dylan is starting to do that too.  But just be confident and leave and trust your husband to get her calmed down/distracted.  

Dylan is definitely getting to the separation anxiety stage.  When I leave the room he cries.  But I left yesterday for a haircut and he was totally fine.  When I got back he saw me and started crying like "why is dad holding me?! I want mama!"  He has been a pretty laid-back guy so this is throwing me for a loop but my first was definitely really anxious when I left (still is, sometimes.) 

post #212 of 352
Agreed with previous posts! Separation anxiety comes at about this age. Maybe try distracting as you actually leave, so that she doesn't see you go. B is also tatarting to cry when I leave the room...I can hardly ever even pee without her getting upset.
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Good luck Joanie! Greta isn't too terribly attached to me. I mean, she's attached, but she allows others to care for her. But even she has started to freak out a little if someone unfamiliar holds her when I'm around. She even cried with my dad held her recently. But she does great when I'm not there.

 

Nicole, I'm sorry you felt so terrible about it. I'm all for the press about breastfeeding and getting the information out there, but it can also lead to unnecessary feelings of shame when you just can't do it. I'm glad you're feeling better about it and you were able to share it with us. I'm sure Conner doesn't mind a bit! I know when I was struggling with nursing and we were supplementing with formula, I felt much worse about it than Greta did! 

 

I recently started introducing caffeine in my diet again and it hasn't seemed to bother Greta anymore! I hadn't had any for a few months. She used to be very restless and didn't sleep well when I had any caffeine, never mattered what time of day. I had caffeinated soda twice last week and she did fine! Yay!! I have really missed it. Can't wait to hit the mall and get a Gloria Jean's iced coffee! Woo hoo!

 

Next weekend, DH and I are going away for the weekend. We have some friends that live in St. Louis and are going to spend the weekend with them. Both girls are staying with my IL's. I'm both excited and nervous about it. I know DD1 will be fine, she has spent the weekend with my IL's numerous times and loves it. I hope Greta does okay. I'm sure she will, she is really an easy-going baby and she has spent a lot of time with my IL's. I'm really just hoping I have enough frozen milk for the weekend. I'm pretty sure I do, but I'm sending a can of formula for just in case. Really hoping they don't have to use it! This trip is to help us prepare for next year. The same friends are getting married in Jamaica next year and we'll be going there for a whole week, without the girls. I know it's probably silly to start preparing now, but I need some practice leaving them for a few days before I can leave for a whole week. So, we'll go next weekend and hope to do a couple more weekends away between now and then. I want Greta to be okay with staying and sleeping somewhere else... and really, I need to experience leaving a few times before I can be gone that long. I am getting pretty excited though. This mama is going to have some drinks, finally!!

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....geeze, I can't even leave for a few hours! B is usually fine if I leave during the day but at night its a whole different story. I can only dream of a night alone for now. Lucky lady!
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AF came back into my life about six weeks after Luca was born.  So not fair.  I have pretty regular cycles around 25 days long, and flow a moderate amount, and I have NO cramps, which is really incredible.  I've always had such painful periods, like vomit inducing pain.  But instead of cramps, I now have PMS, and that really sucks.  And in related news, my husband's vas was successful--zero sperm.  Hooray!

 

My milk supply totally drops during my periods.  And my baby gets really cranky!  I am usually engorged in at least one breast in the morning and have to pump.  Needless to say, I've been reusing breast pads at night because they don't get moist at all.  I seem to have *enough* for him, but it's sure not plentiful.

 

Yeah, what is it with the biting?  Luca bit for a while when his teeth first came in, and then he stopped.  He's been biting me relentlessly the last 48 hours.  My chest is covered in scratch marks and scabby pinch marks. 

 

Luca figured out crawling last night.  That's what he did instead of going to sleep.  He has also been doing that in his sleep--getting up on hands and knees with his eyes shut and crying.  A few weeks ago, he started pulling up.  He's got pretty good balance, and I really would rather he wait on the walking, but he seems to have other ideas.  I've been working on decluttering and baby proofing, as he feels like electrical and computer cords, along with plastic bags, are really the best baby toys EVER. 

 

carey

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I'm losing it already this week, ladies, and it's only Monday. Greta is fighting the head cold from hell... the same head cold that took over DD1 last week. Our sleep has been crap for 3 nights now, not including the nights we were up with DD1 last week. She still has a runny nose, but is feeling much better for the most part. Now, Greta is in the thick of it and I'm sleep deprived. I feel bad for her, but between her fussiness and my sleep deprivation, my patience is wearing thin. She gags on everything she tries to eat. She won't nurse. She won't take a bottle. She started Friday night. We're supposed to go out of town this weekend. Surely, she'll be on the mend by this Friday right? Because after this cold from hell, this mama really needs a break. Of course, with my luck everyone will be feeling better and I'll come down with it over the weekend. 

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I hope it gets better for you, Mal. Head colds are NO fun. Well, anything that screws with sleep is no fun. Because a tired baby is the worst.

 

Speaking of sleep, is there a thing as TOO MUCH sleep? I'm being 100% serious here, LOL. Conner was awake for all of 5 hours today, no joke.

 

For about two weeks ago, his nighttime sleep has been going from about 8p-8a, eat, then back asleep until 1030-11a. Then he'll take an afternoon nap, an evening nap, and be back asleep.

 

TODAY, he slept from 8p-8a, ate, then was back asleep until 1230p!!! Was back asleep at 130 until 230... Back asleep from 5-6, then asleep for the night at 730...

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Speaking of sleep, is there a thing as TOO MUCH sleep? I'm being 100% serious here, LOL. Conner was awake for all of 5 hours today, no joke.

For about two weeks ago, his nighttime sleep has been going from about 8p-8a, eat, then back asleep until 1030-11a. Then he'll take an afternoon nap, an evening nap, and be back asleep.

TODAY, he slept from 8p-8a, ate, then was back asleep until 1230p!!! Was back asleep at 130 until 230... Back asleep from 5-6, then asleep for the night at 730...

My baby sleeps through most nights and takes two naps too. But I think it's fine... He may be trying to fight something off though..
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Mal, sorry about the sick kiddo and lack of sleep! Hope Greta gets better soon!

 

Nicole, he may be going through a growth spurt or a bit sick, like Kali suggested. I'm thinking.... on a good nap day, Jasper is awake from 8:30-10, 11:30-1:00, 2:30-4:00, 6:00-8:30. So 6.5 hours! That's the max, though. A lot of days, he doesn't get all that nap time in. 

 

 

Update: Thanks for all the budgeting advice! I decided to use Dave Ramsey's budget tool, and it is going very well. Like Joanie suggested, I look at it everyday. I feel so much more in control! I can actually pay the bills without worrying if we won't be able to buy groceries since it is all planned out. Also, dh managed to get $950 per month profit from his new business. This will be recurring, so it will help a ton! 

 

My dd1 finally saw a therapist today. She blamed everything on dh... her life is perfect except for dh. Sigh. The therapist is putting in a referral to a developmental pediatrician for an evaluation for aspergers. 

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I am a huge planner, but surely I can't be the only one who has thought about first birthday parties?!  Anyone have any ideas yet- especially you mamas of ~8 month olds?   Sheepish.gif

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