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post #201 of 226

Aw, thanks ladies!  innocent.gif 

 

Katie, that's how I was, too, just trying not to think about it b/c every time I did, I would replay the entire event and think about the what ifs and get caught in a spiral of grief and anger that had no constructive purpose.  So I worked hard at not thinking about it and just focusing on how Austin was just fine.  Of course, I also took to heart strategies for future incidents like avoid ER's and go to urgent care (if you can), don't let Austin around rowdy older boys, don't let Austin walk around with drinking glasses... 

post #202 of 226
A strategy I learned is that you will wait no matter what. Drive the extra few minutes to the children's hospital (if possible). Soooo much better. I've made the mistake twice of thinking I needed to get to the nearest hospital ASAP, only to wait for hours. At children's ERs they are much better equipped to deal with kiddos.
post #203 of 226

Yes, I was gonna go to urgent care first, but then the woman at the urgent care said the provider had just left for the day and gave me the name of the Children's Hospital... but the address of the regular ER. So I wound up in the regular ER.

post #204 of 226
Oh absolutely what Amanda said! Regular doctors can treat children- but doctors at children hospitals better cater the nerves and care of small people, and are way better at communicating with parents.
post #205 of 226

Sickness overload over here! Wow, ladies. I thought I was all alone. LOL

No hospital experiences over here... YET. Thank goodness. That sounds terrible. =( I'm glad everything is getting better though.

I got sick and gave it to DH, but I don't think Conner ever got it (If he did, he didn't let us know about it, LOL).

 

I feel like I haven't updated about Conner in awhile: 1 months and 6 days until his BIRTHDAY!!!

He's officially waving and saying, "Bye bye" and "Hi" now. On top of him already saying "Mama" "Dade" and "Dah", which I interpret as DOG.

He's starting to let go of things now when he pulls himself up, but he can't stand for more than 2-3 seconds before falling. AND he's trying to get himself into a standing position without holding onto anything. He walks all over the place (While holding something).

He makes kissy noises, like he's smacking his lips.

He'll stick his tongue out and make farty noises (And I swear he only does it when he's pooped, or so it seems, LOL).

He's got 6 teeth and I have no idea how tall or heavy he is. He's in 12m clothes though.

I think that's all... I think, LOL.

 

Please tell me why he's sleep regressed so badly the past week or so. He has ALWAYS been an awesome sleeper, but for some reason, the past week or so, he's been waking up at least once a night... And he lets me rock him back to sleep, which is so unlike him. I almost think he's having nightmares. He'll wake up and when I go in there, he's sitting up in his crib with his eyes closed just screaming and crying. =( And then I think, WHAT has happened so badly in his life that it's giving him nightmares over?!?!

 

For instance, last night, he went down to bed around 8p (Normal time)... Was up at 1130, sitting up his crib screaming and crying with his eyes closed, I rocked him back to sleep, then he was up again at 230, doing the same thing, (So I moved him to our bed), fell back asleep, then again at 430 (I think that one was because it was lightning and thundering so bad), then again at 7... When I moved him back to his bed... Then he slept until 10a. He was never even like this as a newborn. I just don't get it.

post #206 of 226
Shay has been waking more, too. I thought it might be the weather changing and Shay getting cold at night. He has also been peeing and nursing way more often. Last night I put him in wool pants and a wool nightgown (and a big fat diaper) and he slept better and stayed dry.

They are falling all the time and they just figured out that their parents are seperate from them. There are plenty of things to dream about.
post #207 of 226

Yes, sleep is at its all time worst right now.  Avery wakes about every 2 hours, nurses, pees, and then rolls around for about an hour only to repeat it again less than an hour later.  I'm getting perhaps 3-4 hours of exceedingly broken sleep a night and this has been happening for the last several weeks.  No teeth in sight.  The weather is definitely changing, but warmer clothes, closed windows, no fan... nothing has been helping.  Naps are all over the place- sometimes one, sometimes three, I never know.  And in between sleeping he whines and cries unless constantly entertained or held and sometimes not even then.  The boy is tired, but cannot figure out how to sleep.  Experience tells me sleep will go up and down for the next year or so, but for us, I have no high hopes of great sleep until he passes his second birthday.  sleeping.gif

post #208 of 226

Avery and Bettie are sleep twins.  I am SO exhausted...I say I probably average about 3-4 hours of actual sleep per night.  Ive noticed my weight loss has tapered off, and I think the sleep thing is why.  B just lays there for an hour making this whining noise then starts pinching/hitting/throwing things.  Yes, throwing things...

post #209 of 226
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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 9:32pm
post #210 of 226

We have a sound machine that is always going while sleeping.  So it's not a lack of noise.  Avery seems irritated- he scratches and pinches me or claws at the mattress, fidgeting, kicking, rolling, etc. while nursing in bed.  He also suckles so slowly and infrequently such that it takes forever for the letdown to happen- like he's distracted.  This can go on for hours.  Literally hours.  Imagine having slept for all of one hour only to be dealing with this for hours then getting maybe an hour of sleep and doing it all.over.again.  I get so irritated that several times I've had to pop him off and get out of bed without the milk even coming just to calm myself down and prevent myself from throwing him on top of dh and storming out the door.  Though admittedly, I did throw him on dh one time and I went into the other room and slept for an hour and a half when I was woken up by Avery's crying.  Dh had been holding him, walking around for that entire time.  WTF?  I mean, my previous babies woke up a lot, but this is different.  I am just hoping and hoping that it has to do with crawling and teeth and that it will improve for some weeks here and there between new milestones and more teeth.  One can hope...

post #211 of 226
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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 9:31pm
post #212 of 226

I think we turned off the fan before the sleep changes happened. I might try white noise for a night and see if that helps.  Our house is way cold for a fan, even pointed away. I did see a big improvement with warmer nightclothes, but I could handle a little more improvement.

post #213 of 226
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We have a sound machine that is always going while sleeping.  So it's not a lack of noise.  Avery seems irritated- he scratches and pinches me or claws at the mattress, fidgeting, kicking, rolling, etc. while nursing in bed.  He also suckles so slowly and infrequently such that it takes forever for the letdown to happen- like he's distracted.  This can go on for hours.  Literally hours.  Imagine having slept for all of one hour only to be dealing with this for hours then getting maybe an hour of sleep and doing it all.over.again.  I get so irritated that several times I've had to pop him off and get out of bed without the milk even coming just to calm myself down and prevent myself from throwing him on top of dh and storming out the door.  Though admittedly, I did throw him on dh one time and I went into the other room and slept for an hour and a half when I was woken up by Avery's crying.  Dh had been holding him, walking around for that entire time.  WTF?  I mean, my previous babies woke up a lot, but this is different.  I am just hoping and hoping that it has to do with crawling and teeth and that it will improve for some weeks here and there between new milestones and more teeth.  One can hope...


Oh Jaimee I could have written this post! At 330am I layed B on the living room floor and walked away, only for about a whole minute, but I had to do it. I was wondering if I would have more patience if she wasn't constantly pinching/scratching/hitting me and throwing her pacifier on the floor only to scream for it less than 10 seconds later.
post #214 of 226

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So feeling it too.  Eli is doing the same thing.  Pinching/hitting and throwing his soother on the ground and then wanting it back.  He is NOT sleeping well at night either.  He used to be a good sleeper, until his first tooth appeared and it has gone downhill from there.  It is like I have a newborn again.  He is so restless when he sleeps and keeps waking up every.10.minutes.... it was a very long night.  I had about 3 hours of sleep.  I was very very agitated by the time he finally let me help him go back to sleep.  It was like he would only sleep if I rocked him, as soon as I put him down he would wake up.

 

We use a fan yearlong in our bedroom.  My DH can't sleep without it.  When Eli was born last winter we switched to a humidifier because our apartment gets so dry when we turn on the heat and Eli was struggling with a blocked nose... the humidifier helped greatly with that.  I did dress little Eli in warmer sleepers but I didn't see a great improvement.  

post #215 of 226

OK, y'all made me feel bad for even thinking about complaining about Shay's sleep!  He roots around and nurses a couple of times a night, but the 5 AM one feels like forever because he's a little block of ice.  We certainly don't have any behaviors keeping us up nights, and now I'm so thankful.

post #216 of 226
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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 9:31pm
post #217 of 226

Sleep regression, eh? Levi has been getting up between 2 and 3 AM and wants to go back down at 5:30AM. This is making it very difficult to get Michael off to school on time in the morning and difficult to do anything during the day. Coffee saves me. caffix.gif

 

Also, I've been having problem with toilet training regression in Casey! She's been fully trained since March or April. About 3-4 weeks ago, she started peeing on the floor. She'll do it right in front of me and think it's funny. Michael started school almost a month ago. Could this be the cause of her sudden regression? I'm at my wits end. It smells in the house, despite scrubbing and using BacOut. help.gif

post #218 of 226

Becky, Austin has been so up and down about pottying since we put him in underwear over a year ago.  I wonder if this is more common with subsequent children.  I don't want to jinx it, but Austin has been totally taking care of his bathroom needs for the last 2 weeks.  I mean, he goes all by himself and just asks to be wiped if he poops.  It's AWESOME.    I am hoping this is it for him now that he's approaching 3. 

post #219 of 226
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Becky, Austin has been so up and down about pottying since we put him in underwear over a year ago.  I wonder if this is more common with subsequent children.  I don't want to jinx it, but Austin has been totally taking care of his bathroom needs for the last 2 weeks.  I mean, he goes all by himself and just asks to be wiped if he poops.  It's AWESOME.    I am hoping this is it for him now that he's approaching 3. 

There are a couple reasons besides attention that I can think of for why she's doing this. Michael starting school, which I mentioned. And another is her going outside. Almost a month ago, she escaped out the door while everyone was laying down (and she was supposed to be too). Ever since then, I'm scared to let her outside. She bolts on me and I usually have Levi, so it's hard to run after her. I had a suggestion to just set a timer for every 45 minutes, and take her potty, so her bladder will be too empty to pee on the floor. ONE good thing, though, is that when she's not going on the floor on purpose, she's going on the toilet and wipes herself for number 1 & number 2 and doesn't miss any. Michael wasn't even effectively wiping himself until 6 months ago.

post #220 of 226

Mirabel (3.5) is having some kind of regression right now, too. It's been over a year since she's been out of diapers. She's usually pretty good, but she's had an average of one accident a day for the last week. Sometimes two. She's had a few regressions of this kind since O was born. I'm just not sure what the root of this one is - not much different happening here, other than I think she's having a growth spurt. 

 

And I'm so glad to hear that I am not the only one who is suffering with a wakeful baby. He was just AWAKE from 3:30 - 5:30 last night. DH and I traded off. But he still wakes to nurse at least 3 times in the night, and often more. BUT, DD used to be up every 45 minutes until she was two, so this seems pretty good. I guess I just don't have sleepers. 

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