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post #141 of 409
Carrie ~ That's what happened with Kellen when we were at my mom's house. His temp was way up like that. I didn't give him anything because he didn't want it. DH was worried that I wasn't giving Kellen anything but I read on the Dr. Sears website that anything under 107 was not necessarily a big deal. It's more important to look at your child's behavior than the number on the thermometer. I hope she feels better soon and look out for eye infections!
post #142 of 409

It's very likely that it was/is some sort of viral thing, especially since she was snuffly when it first cropped up but we didn't want to just treat the symptoms without first checking to see if there was an underlying cause. Rapid breathing and sweating while eating are also indicators of heart issues. Her pedi though said that he thought the breathing would have cleared up since she isn't showing signs of being sick now. Her cardiologist said it's possible that she aspirated some of her milk since she likes to drink laying down but they would be able to see that on the chest film. 

 

Baby_Cakes, Ava doesn't love her paci but if she's done drinking but not quite asleep, she likes to suck on it to finish getting to sleep. But she only does that for me. She won't let anyone else give her a paci.

post #143 of 409
Dylan didn't really have any other signs of illness other than the breathing. Hopefully, that will resolve itself.

It's so interesting to me how particular Ava is. I haven't had any experience with other people feeding or otherwise really attending to my babies to see that.

There are so many other things I want to tell you all about but when I finally am able to get on here to post I can't remember them. Maybe they'll come to again in pieces and I'll post as they come.
post #144 of 409
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It's so interesting to me how particular Ava is. I haven't had any experience with other people feeding or otherwise really attending to my babies to see that.
 

My mom used to run a daycare center and the infants were always like that. It's like they know what's "tolerated" and what isn't from one adult to another. Ava does things completely different between me, DH, her babysitter and my mom. Naps for instance, she will not go down in a proper sense for anyone other than me. She makes everyone else hold her until she passes out. She will only let me give her a bath and throws a unholy fit if anyone else tries. She lays in the bed with DH and gradually falls asleep but if the paci isn't working with me, I have to walk her around until she gets more drowsy. She lets her babysitter give her the bottle while she sits in her lap but would never let me do that. Babies have a lot of emotional intelligence!

post #145 of 409
Nora was very much like that as an infant!! Very particular and very...opinionated!

She would let grandma hold her and give her a bottle, then fall asleep. For me, never. I had to walk/rock. Grandma could always put her down for nap. I couldn't I had to hold her the whole time. Crazy.

Finn is different only bc Chris has never put him to sleep. Never even tried.

Chris and I just had a bit of a hard conversation...about more kids. He admitted he just really dislikes the baby stage. He's angry a lot, and frustrated, and tired of sharing me. But he adores Nora at the age she's at. I can totally respect that. It's hard for me too! Tho...I.think in general moms just have a different feeling about the infant stage. We are too connected.
I hesitantly asked him, like once Finn is 3, can you really honestly be like...done??? And he just got annoyed with me and didn't want to talk about it anyone. Sucks. I just think we are on different pages.

But he really isn't open to adopting.

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post #146 of 409
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Nora was very much like that as an infant!! Very particular and very...opinionated!
She would let grandma hold her and give her a bottle, then fall asleep. For me, never. I had to walk/rock. Grandma could always put her down for nap. I couldn't I had to hold her the whole time. Crazy.
Finn is different only bc Chris has never put him to sleep. Never even tried.
Chris and I just had a bit of a hard conversation...about more kids. He admitted he just really dislikes the baby stage. He's angry a lot, and frustrated, and tired of sharing me. But he adores Nora at the age she's at. I can totally respect that. It's hard for me too! Tho...I.think in general moms just have a different feeling about the infant stage. We are too connected.
I hesitantly asked him, like once Finn is 3, can you really honestly be like...done??? And he just got annoyed with me and didn't want to talk about it anyone. Sucks. I just think we are on different pages.
But he really isn't open to adopting.
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Hugs mama...I know how that feels to be on different pages. My DH's response when I broached the idea of another? "We'd have to have multiple full-time nannies."...yeah that's realistic!

post #147 of 409
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Carrie - that is tough! But maybe he just has a hard time imagining it. Sucks being on different pages.

 

DH loves the baby stage. the newborn, all you have to do is cuddle and pass to mama for feeding stage. I think he is finding toddlerhood very challenging.

 

I told ya'll here or on FB that Gabe has gone straight to calling me Mom? no mama or mommy or whatever. At first I was sad. but now, it just warms my heart. I answer, yes, yes I am. I am so happy to be his mom. even when he drives me to tears.

 

Norah and sidecar - she's getting used to it. The mattress is far firmer than the bed (which is good for her) so she def can tell the difference. she sleeps on the very edge, which is fine, but I do think she sleeps better there, than in bed with us.

post #148 of 409

Thanks guys.  I know.  I mean, at least he was honest with me.  I did ask for him to be honest.  Maybe the reason he shut down was really b/c right now he can't see past where we are.  shrug.gif  Maybe he's just as conflicted as I am?  Who knows?  We have time.

 

Ok so.  NEWS!  I got SLEEP last night!!  Not tons, but MORE!  joy.gif  Finn slept from 11:30-230!!!  I couldn't believe it and was actually excited to continue the night.  I dozed off after nursing him and Nora woke up screaming at about 330.  Her fever was back and of course she only wanted mommy.  So.  Chris layed with Finn and I stayed with Nora.  I was nervous how this would go.  I got Nora's fever back down and cuddled next to her, and we both passed out.  UNTIL 6!!  I slept for 3 hours straight!!! 

Chris got up with Finn at 6:30 and said, "Wow.  He just doesn't know how to sleep on his own." eyesroll.gif   I said welcome to my friggin' world!! LOL!  So.  He said it was not bad.  He only had to rock him for about 5 minutes once, and the rest of the time he just had to kind of roll him over and shush him.  I'm ok with this!  Chris said he'd be more than willing to try this for a few nights (especially since it's the weekend) to see if we can kind of ease him off all the nursing at night!  It's not total nightweaning, and I'll talk to him more about when to get me (like if he won't rock to sleep or is inconsolable, etc) but this might be middle ground!!  I'm so 'cited!!!  jumpers.gif

 

Next week Chris is home, but the week after he is going to Boston.  So.  We shall see.  

 

Oh, and Nora is still asleep but she feels cool to the touch.  Poor girlie.

 

Kat - mom/mama -- Nora goes back and forth.  I love both.  "Mom" always makes her sound so much older, so it is bittersweet!!  I hear you.  That said, when she started calling Chris "Dad" instead of Daddy, it was wayyy hard for him.  

 

MW - How many FB dipes do you have?  What colors?  I haven't seen your posts on cloth diaper swap.  I might be willing to take a few!  LMK.

post #149 of 409
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Hooray for sleep! I know I nursed Norah a couple times during the night, but I like the sidecar, bc I can move her away and kind of get her used to just needing some touch to fall back asleep, and not plastered to me sort of touch, like usual.

 

I am glad Chris is willing to help out! that's great! DH does Norah once I get up to work until it's clear she's up for good. It usually gets me 2-3 hours of work time, kid free.

 

And yes, you have time, nothing needs to be decided today (unless of course you have an oops) -

post #150 of 409
Carrie ~ hug.gif I agree that you still have time for Chris to come around. It's probably really hard for him to imagine having another baby while he's still in the midst of this one, especially if he doesn't particularly like the baby stage. Do you give him specific things to do with Finn? Maybe he doesn't really know what to do with a baby and needs some ideas. Sean had no experience with babies when we had Ethan. He didn't know what to do since I did all the feeding and we didn't put him to sleep on a schedule. I gave him the job of bathing Ethan and he really enjoyed it.

I didn't list my dipes at that place. Is that the FB group? I have a hard time following things on FB. I listed them at Diaperswappers and a local yardsale website. Here's what I have. They are mediums and I have a ton of microfiber inserts.

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Annie ~ It's so funny how guys go to extremes. Sean would say something like that. It's almost like it's a threat. "If we do what you want, we'll have to do/have this big thing and you won't like it." Whatever. eyesroll.gif

Ethan calls me, "Mommy". He says it in such a sweet way. Sometimes he says, "Mom", but not as much.
post #151 of 409

Ooh.  Those are cute.  Would they fit a chunky 25 almost 26 lb baby tho?  Medium goes what, to 30 lbs?  It could still be awhile before he gets there, right?  I'm so bad.  winky.gif

 

Chris has really gotten off easy this time around since I'm a sahm, and since Finn was relatively easy as a baby.  There was no colic so we never had to do shifts.  He's helped out tons with Nora.  So...maybe he isn't sure what to do.  I do give him jobs at the tme, but he doesn't have any set responsibilities.  I am the default for everything, unless I ask him to take care of something.  I'm not sure what I'd want him to do.  Maybe he can start doing baths.  That would be a nice break for me.

post #152 of 409
Yes, the medium go from 15-30 lbs., 6-36 months. They are really big to me. They look huge on Dylan at 20 lbs. I only tried one on him once, though, so I can't really say how well they fit.
post #153 of 409

Ok thanks.  That's good to know.  My friend offered to sell me her large fuzzibunz but looking at the description and factoring in what you told me, I think they will be too big.  Listen seriously if nobody snatches them up from you in the next few weeks, lmk. I'll make you a reasonable offer!  winky.gif

 

Chris slept with Finn again last night.  He said he only had to rock him a bit (like less than 5 min) twice and that was it.  I slept with Nora again b/c she called for me at around 2.  So.  I slept from 12 til 2, and then like 230-6!!!  Then I moved to the couch for a little more space, and slept til 730.  My goodness.  So THIS is what rest feels like!?  And it's not even that MUCH!!  I really, really hope that if we keep this up for a week or so, Finn starts sleeping a little better and doesn't wake to nurse as often.  This morning when Chris brought him to me, he nursed one one side, played a bit, then crawled back to me for the other side, had a banana and was so happy.  It was nice.  It felt good.  I wouldn't have planned to do things this way this early, but you know, when you resent something, you really have to change it!

 

Finn is 10 months old today!  It's bittersweet.  On one hand I can't believe he's almost 1.  On the other, I'm so excited for the toddler stage!!  

 

Nora seems better today.  I might attempt a short walk with her to see how she handles it.  She has no symptoms and her fever has broken on its own, so.  I want to try to get some food into her.  She had a yogurt and I think if I get her a bagel she'll eat most of it.

post #154 of 409

Baby_Cakes, glad you've gotten some more sleep! It really does make a world of difference, even a few hours!

 

DD did so great on the day trip to MD on Friday. She woke up around 5:15 AM, my mom picked us up at 6:30 AM and she fell asleep about an hour in to the trip and slept almost the rest of the way. Which was great because then she was well-rested for the party. She had a blast with the big kids. We hung out at my sister's in the afternoon and then left to come back after I gave DD her bath and put her PJs on. She fell asleep about 45 mins in to the trip and slept the rest of the way home. She fussed some but no all-out screaming like last time.

post #155 of 409

Yay for better car rides!!

 

 

Anyone feel like doing some clicking? http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355517/motherings-fathers-day-contest  I'm post #11 (first page), and actually within the top five right now I think. 

post #156 of 409
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Yay for better car rides!!

 

 

Anyone feel like doing some clicking? http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355517/motherings-fathers-day-contest  I'm post #11 (first page), and actually within the top five right now I think. 

Done! That's one of my favorite pics of the two of them!

post #157 of 409
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Yay for better car rides!!


Anyone feel like doing some clicking? http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355517/motherings-fathers-day-contest  I'm post #11 (first page), and actually within the top five right now I think. 

Cool! That is a beautiful photo.
post #158 of 409

Yeah I posted and didn't really think anything of it. I didn't want to post it on FB because obviously I don't want family/other friends using my username to stalk me!  So I figured there was no way I'd keep in the running, but wanted to post anyways. I think being on the first page helped my vote count!  

 

And yes, that is one of my favorite photos of him and Ten. It was such a random moment, so peaceful. I've got one of him rocking her to sleep too, that is just gorgeous. 

 

 

Speaking of pictures-- I finally went through all my photos and have officially printed ALL my birth photos, and everything up until May. I need to buy one more album but I've filled two so far. I'm SO glad to have this done! Next up is finding some time so I can take the birth photos and match them up to the (10 page !!) birth story, and then post it online somewhere. 

post #159 of 409

Actually, while I'm thinking of it... If anyone has time, can you go to my blog http://thingsthat-shine.blogspot.ca/  and tell me if you can look around and find/gain access to a page titled Birth Story of THB?

 

I've been trying to figure out somewhere to post the birth story that I can keep password protected or otherwise need the direct link to. I -think- I figured it out, but want to make sure!

post #160 of 409

I started working on DD's slideshow for her first birthday party. Man, was it emotional to watch her change right before my eyes! Can't wait to get it finished!
 

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