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post #61 of 107
Lol YES I meant grunty! Omg autocorrect on my iPad won't let me write grunty! It just autocorrected to grungy again. Geez.
Though now that you mention it, yes, Kai is fairly grungy with the spit up in his neck rolls, etc. wink1.gif

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Did you mean grunty?  wink1.gif  Although, Layla seems to be pretty grungy too.  I don't know how a tiny baby can get so dirty!  She constantly has lint (or something) between her fingers and toes and in the palms of her hands.  And she gets dirt (or something) under her fingernails.  wild.gif   Her neck rolls get pretty funky too.  I promise I bathe her regularly!  lol  I don't remember having this issue with DD1.
Did you do anything strenuous?  I noticed that when I started bleeding again it was when I had carried Layla in the carseat (that thing is so stinkin' heavy!).  Usually SO carries her, but there were a few times I went out without him and carried her into a store myself.  Soon after I was bleeding again.  It took me a while to notice the pattern.  And luckily now at almost 7 weeks PP it's stopped completely.
post #62 of 107

I hear ya on the funky babies. I think sweating and being hot is what's making it so bad. My other kids got gunky but not near as much (November and January- it was cold!). I give him sink baths every couple of days and sponge baths in between to try to deal with it, it accumulates so fast.

 

I'm not doing anything differently, and my bleeding is still come and go. It's very possible that I am regularly doing way too much- I walk the dog every day, do lots of laundry, sweep, tidy, mop, grocery shop... really, it's business as usual for the last 3 weeks or so. I get bored otherwise.

post #63 of 107
It is 1AM here and everyone in the house is sound asleep. For some reason I am wide awake. I'm using this unexpected energy to clean the house since I haven't had a moment without a baby in my arms to scrub the counters and such but man I am already starting to feel worried about how exhausted I will be in the morning. Blah!
post #64 of 107
Oh dear, I hope you aren't too exhausted today!
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It is 1AM here and everyone in the house is sound asleep. For some reason I am wide awake. I'm using this unexpected energy to clean the house since I haven't had a moment without a baby in my arms to scrub the counters and such but man I am already starting to feel worried about how exhausted I will be in the morning. Blah!
post #65 of 107
Oh man, DD fussed and cluster fed from 6PM-1AM this morning. She at least slept until like 7 this morning...she wouldn't wake to feed at 5 when I happened to wake up. She's been pretty fussy this morning, no fever so I guess it's a growth spurt? She's five weeks today, I hope today isn't as rough as yesterday was. I don't think DH and I have been that stressed out in a while. She's wide awake right now. I just fed her, so I think I'm going to leave for a bit to clear my head and let DH feed her with the bottle I pumped this morning that way when I get back he can have some time to himself before we go through what we did yesterday.

Meredith, I hope you were at least able to get some good stuff done!
post #66 of 107
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Yesterday was feed after feed after feed. All day long. I am thankful she has slept today so I can clean the house some.

 

Sorry for not checking in more but I think I have carpal tunnel or something going on. its really painful to type and..well do just about anything almost all the way up to my elbows.

Sucks.

post #67 of 107
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Yesterday was feed after feed after feed. All day long. I am thankful she has slept today so I can clean the house some.

 

Sorry for not checking in more but I think I have carpal tunnel or something going on. its really painful to type and..well do just about anything almost all the way up to my elbows.

Sucks.

 

I had a similar experience the day before yesterday.  It was concentrated in the palm of my hand, but went up to my elbow if I did the wrong thing.  Grabbing anything, or putting any weight on it really hurt.  It was weird.  Even weirder that it was completely gone the next day. 

post #68 of 107
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Yesterday was feed after feed after feed. All day long. I am thankful she has slept today so I can clean the house some.

 

Sorry for not checking in more but I think I have carpal tunnel or something going on. its really painful to type and..well do just about anything almost all the way up to my elbows.

Sucks.

 

My left arm hurts/feels weird. I think I am over using it.  Also, I've noticed that I've been slouching like crazy lately and I have no idea why.  Sometimes I find myself somewhat bent over for no apparent reason.  Do you have any painful knots in your back or shoulders?  When I worked I sat at a poorly ergonomic desk and the knots in my shoulders would refer pain and tingling down my arms and wrists.  It was very painful Sometimes I will roll around on a tennis ball to work out the knots if I get a flair-up.  I will say that sometimes with that method and knots/"trigger points" in general that it gets worse before it gets better (sometimes I find immediate relief and other times it seems to flair up worse for a day or two then improve).  Anyhow, I hope you get to feeling better.  I know feeding around the clock will wear on both your body and mind!

 

 

I just bought "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" at Half-Price Books.  I bought some books as well, but this one is an easy read so far.  If it can give me anything helpful I'll take it.  Has anyone read this book?  Dr. Sears endorsed it, so I'm hoping it's good. 

post #69 of 107
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My left arm hurts/feels weird. I think I am over using it.  Also, I've noticed that I've been slouching like crazy lately and I have no idea why.  Sometimes I find myself somewhat bent over for no apparent reason.  Do you have any painful knots in your back or shoulders?  When I worked I sat at a poorly ergonomic desk and the knots in my shoulders would refer pain and tingling down my arms and wrists.  It was very painful Sometimes I will roll around on a tennis ball to work out the knots if I get a flair-up.  I will say that sometimes with that method and knots/"trigger points" in general that it gets worse before it gets better (sometimes I find immediate relief and other times it seems to flair up worse for a day or two then improve).  Anyhow, I hope you get to feeling better.  I know feeding around the clock will wear on both your body and mind!

 

 

I just bought "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" at Half-Price Books.  I bought some books as well, but this one is an easy read so far.  If it can give me anything helpful I'll take it.  Has anyone read this book?  Dr. Sears endorsed it, so I'm hoping it's good. 

Yes, my neck and back are hurting this week too.  I had been going to the chiro a couple times a week, but haven't been this week.  It really does help when I go.

 

 

I just read this and thought I'd share.  Too funny!

 

http://www.modgblog.com/2011/08/04/10-things-about-boob-feeding-that-only-im-going-to-tell-you-you-my-friend-are-welcome/

post #70 of 107

Bubble - That link was hilarious!  Thanks for sharing!
 

post #71 of 107

Neck and back- yep. Chiro says it's common from weird nursing positions, holding baby a lot on one side more than the other, trying to do things one-handed, etc. If it's been a lot of nursing or a fussy day the requires a lot of lugging the baby around then one arm often hurts more than the other, and my hands can get kind of sore and tingly with it. Strange.

 

No Cry Sleep solution- yep, I tried it. It made me feel that the lack of sleep was more normal, I found it an easy read and did implement a number of the solutions, but I never made much progress with it. Every change took so many weeks/months of constant effort, for just one step forward, that I eventually just gave up. I only ever tried it with DD, who is known to be... um... difficult.

post #72 of 107

does anyone else's baby's poop stain really bad?  every single poop leaves a stain.  :/ 

post #73 of 107
Sarah what detergent are you using? I use Trader Joes powder detergent & have had **no** diaper staining! :-)
post #74 of 107
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does anyone else's baby's poop stain really bad?  every single poop leaves a stain.  :/ 

BF poo needs the most natural cleaner in the world. Take the stained garment after washing (while it's still wet) and hang it in the sun. Be sure to expose the stained area directly to the sun. Come back 20 minutes later and stain gone. I know for CDs I sometimes have to rearrange a few times to get areas around elastic sunned, but it's amazing how quickly it works.

This trick does not work on formula or solids poo.
post #75 of 107

Sunlight is all that works here too. I soak items, prewash, use laundry pre-treated and they never do anything. The sun is really remarkable- I can take a yellowed garment that just came out of the wash and put it on the clothesline, and by the time it's dry the stain is gone.

 

That didn't work for my first two, though, because my backyard was always in full shade. We had a tree removed in December, and now we have light. Yay!

post #76 of 107

happy monday all!
 

post #77 of 107
That is interesting about sunlight! I have a clothesline for the diapers in the back yard but I've just been tossing everything in the dryer because it's so hot, humid, and mosquito infested here. I can't really leave the baby inside while I hang clothes on the line because he will cry, but it is too yucky out to bring him out. I figure I'll use the clothesline in the fall. :-)

I do have a white nursing tank w a slight stain (I think it's salad dressing?) ~ I might hang that out on the line & let the sun do its magic!
post #78 of 107

Anyone else melancholy about having to retire/donate newborn clothes? Khaleesi has outgrown several of her outfits. Since we're sticking with only one child, there's no saving them. (The purple froggy onesie--waaah!!! She looked soooo cute in that only last week! *sob*)

 

On this, the yogic practice of non-attachment is getting seriously challenging. It's not just giving up the clothes; it's saying goodbye to that part of her life. Fortunately, there are always new things to say hello to. I still get wistful. 

post #79 of 107

I was just looking at Sångs preemie clothes she has outgrown she is now in NB! but I was happy and sad at the same time.

 

We also sun our cloth diapers, it is magic!

post #80 of 107
Yes. Kai has officially outgrown 0-3 month sizes, he is too long and chunky at nearly 12 lbs - it went so fast. He's up to size two in disposable diapers too. I knew it would go fast but... I just didn't think THIS fast.

He is still such a snugglepuss and I know I am going to miss this. I mean, my 3 1/2 year old is still snuggly with me, but he also told me Saturday "mommy, you look a little bit fat when you do that."
And this morning said "mommy. I don't like your hair like that."
WTF
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Anyone else melancholy about having to retire/donate newborn clothes? Khaleesi has outgrown several of her outfits. Since we're sticking with only one child, there's no saving them. (The purple froggy onesie--waaah!!! She looked soooo cute in that only last week! *sob*)

On this, the yogic practice of non-attachment is getting seriously challenging. It's not just giving up the clothes; it's saying goodbye to that part of her life. Fortunately, there are always new things to say hello to. I still get wistful. 
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