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post #221 of 276

Sora is usually up for 3-4 hours before needing a nap. She currently naps twice a day for 45 minutes each. I wish it were longer, but I'll take what I can get!

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I'm in WA, but Silverdale would be a little far as we're on the Tacoma side of the area.

 

J has his first cold (thank you daycare) and has been having a barking cough and raspy breathing at night. A quick look at Dr. Sears' book and a call to the nurse line at our ped say that it's croup. Experienced mamas-any tips? I'm kind of scared since my only previous experience was my sister being flown out, intubated and hospitalized after it turned worse.

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^ Same. And his naps are always at least an hour.

Sometimes he'll sleep 3-4 hours for one of his naps! Then he'll be ready for another nap 2 hours after waking up!

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I'm in WA, but Silverdale would be a little far as we're on the Tacoma side of the area.

J has his first cold (thank you daycare) and has been having a barking cough and raspy breathing at night. A quick look at Dr. Sears' book and a call to the nurse line at our ped say that it's croup. Experienced mamas-any tips? I'm kind of scared since my only previous experience was my sister being flown out, intubated and hospitalized after it turned worse.

We are not quit in Tacoma, but closer ti Tacoma than silverdale.

My kids have had croup SO many times! I say fresh air does them best. Steamy hot showers, or just fill the room with steam and sit in there....and cold air, but its not exactly cold enough right now.
post #225 of 276
Yay!! I got the job!!!!


Jasper is up for 2 hours, naps for 1.5, up for 2-3 hrs, naps for 1-2, up for 4-5 hours before bed.
post #226 of 276

Congratulations Amanda!  I'm so excited for you!  When do you start?  joy.gif

post #227 of 276

That's awesome, Amanda! Woot woot!

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Awesome Amanda!

B does whatever the hell she wants and keeps no semblance of a schedule.
post #230 of 276
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Awesome Amanda!
B does whatever the hell she wants and keeps no semblance of a schedule.

 

Haha! I love that!

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Oh, and D is up for 2-3 hours, down for 1-2, up for 2-ish, down for 2-3hours.  Up for 4-5 before bed.



Thanks guys!!!

J, Jasper and Dylan are sleep twins.

Ash, that made me crack up. I'm sure it's not super funny to you, though. Bettie is going to be all radical, no rules for her! Watch out.


Oh, I start September 10. I am going to do some trial days for Jasper next week to practice having him go to child care.
post #232 of 276

Congrats Amanda!!  That's awesome  news!!!  Go celebrate!

 

Sleep: Avery will be up for about 2.5-3 hours in the morning before he needs a nap and usually about the same amount before his afternoon nap. 

 

Milestones: Avery is pointing some, but doesn't fully clap or wave, he can make sounds like dadadad and mamamama but I don't consider those real words and he certainly doesn't repeat words we say!  No, to me those are very high verbal expectations for this age.  I would not worry, Amanda.

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Seriously! She wakes up all the time after we put her down....last night she was laughing hysterically in our bed, in the dark, at 1130pm. Sometimes she maps 45 minutes. Sometimes 2 hours. Sometimes not at all for hours and hours. And we are REALLY consistent people! We keep the same schedule almost always...she just doesn't care. She does what she wants.
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Seriously! She wakes up all the time after we put her down....last night she was laughing hysterically in our bed, in the dark, at 1130pm. Sometimes she maps 45 minutes. Sometimes 2 hours. Sometimes not at all for hours and hours. And we are REALLY consistent people! We keep the same schedule almost always...she just doesn't care. She does what she wants.

Do you still swaddle her? I HAVE to swaddle Levi. He startles himself awake if his arms are out.

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I've tried, but she sleeps on her stomach and I want her to have her arms free so she can move herself if she needs to.
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Yeah. Levi will roll over even while he's swaddled, so I have to put a rolled up blanket on either side of him.

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Coralie is sort of all over the place, but she usually takes 2 naps a day.  Today..

 

8:00 -  wake up

12:00-2:00 - nap

5:00-6:00 - nap

9:30 - finally asleep after fighting it for 45 minutes!

 

I'd say she normally sleeps for 11 hours at night and takes 3 hours of naps, so 14 hours of total sleep. 

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Jaimee - in the Sex thread you mentioned the "NIne-month Slump". Tell me more! I am seriously struggling these days.

 

Naps - Oren is super unpredictable, and usually only naps 15 - 45 minutes at a stretch. Sometimes he will have 3 naps, sometimes he will have one. We're not usually at home to gain any semblance of a nap schedule though, so this is likely why. And I can't stay home, I would go insane (we have no yard, no outdoor space at all). His morning nap is getting later and later - could he be transitioning to one nap already? Often he will have his morning nap around 11 or noon, and then a 4pm nap and an 8pm bedtime (he's wakes between 6:30am and 7:30am.) He never goes less than 3 hours between naps, and usually more. Today he woke up at 6:30am and didn't nap until 1:30pm. Oy.

 

And he won't sleep on my back in the Ergo, but he's too heavy to wear for long in the front. 

 

Croup - I was told by the pediatrician that warm steam can actually increase bronchial swelling, but cool mist humidifiers were good. Cool night air is best. And when my daughter had croup, the best thing was breastfeeding. Her wheezing would calm right down when she nursed, so I pretty much just let her nurse ALL NIGHT. Don't let them get upset - that  aggravates bronchial swelling. Keep them as relaxed as possible, and keep yourself relaxed when you are with them. This is the best advice if they are having a particularly bad episode - get them outside and as calm as possible. If you hear a high-pitched whistling when they breathe (more acute than wheezing), they might need steroids to help reduce the swelling, so it's a good idea to bring them in. If you don't already, stay right next to them all night. You have my thoughts, I know croup can be pretty scary. 

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Naps: Greta seems to finally be getting onto some sort of napping schedule. On my days off, we're all out of bed by 7, getting ready to take DD1 to school by 8:30. We'll come home, feed Greta some food, then she goes down for a nap by 9 or so. Get up, pick up DD1, eat lunch... after about 3 hours she's ready for a nap. Her morning nap is almost always longer, so I try to hold off in the afternoon so it's at least late enough to hold her off until bedtime. She will generally stay awake 4-5 hours before bed at night. She keeps roughly the same schedule when I work, except she's out of bed by 6:30 instead of 7 in the morning.

 

Becky: DD1 was like that for a loooong time. She'd be awake about 1.5 hours in the morning, then sleep for 3 hours. Awake for 2-2.5 hours, then down for another 3 hours. She'd stay awake a little longer in the evening before bed, maybe 3-4 hours. Those were glorious days, 6 hours of sleep time during the day! But she dropped her morning nap by the time she turned one and stopped napping all together by 2.5 years old. 

 

Greta is also very verbal and works hard on her fine motor skills. She was 9 months old before really mastering crawling, whereas DD1 was taking her first steps at 9 months old. So in comparison she's a little later on mobility, but still well within the range for normal. She calls me Mama very consistently, I still haven't decided if she's actually saying the word to me or if she just likes the word. She seems to say it to me a lot of the time, is that even possible yet? She's always been very vocal. She is also good with her fingers, which has really helped her with eating. She's so good at getting the food into her mouth, she really doesn't get all that messy with it. She wants it in her belly, not all over her, ha!

post #240 of 276
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Jaimee - in the Sex thread you mentioned the "Nine-month Slump". Tell me more! I am seriously struggling these days.

Well, there is the saying "nine months up, nine months down" and while that is often referring to the putting on and taking off of baby weight, I have also noticed it seems to correlate to postpartum hair loss, return or regulation of AF, all time low in sleep deprivation, and other things I notice here and there about my body and general mood.  I don't know if these things are all related to the hormone changes that usually occur for me around 9 months pp or if they have to do with the changing of the seasons that coincide with the 9 month mark for all three of my winter babes or both.  But I know from other mama friends that this time was hard for them as well.  And, I know from my last two, that things don't usually turn around for me until the following spring...   Winter is coming... (shout out to all you GRRM fans!  LOL!)

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