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post #61 of 72
Boots - enjoy it while it lasts! smile.gif Gil is a good sleeper but even so, he slept today away completely. He woke up to nurse/change at 5am usual time (after going to bed at 10:30pm, fell back asleep until 9, feed and change and awake for 30min, slept again until 2pm! Awake to feedx change, play for 30min and slept again until 6pm. Craziness.

I always attribute sleep like this to a big growth spurt, it's hard work to grow! But then I also worry that he's fighting s bug off or coming down with something lol mom worries are never ending.
post #62 of 72

CCoello - my LO has also had looser and mucousy poops for the last 2-3 weeks (really since I started BF'ing more than pumping coincidentally).... I was on the lookout for the telltale green or frothy poops that would indicate too much foremilk, but so far it's only just as you describe.  Been wondering how long to let it go as-is, or if it should be looked into as well.  

 

Penny - did your nephew have any other symptoms, like a rash or extreme fussiness?  William seems to be in a constant fuss IF he's not held/worn, but I'm not sure if he's just overstimulated/tired/growing/etc....  My diet is quite lackluster and I rely on a ton of dairy for protein, snacks, smoothies, etc.... I guess I should look into this possible culprit further...

 

Tizzy - Wow, that's amazing - where does Gil do all his sleeping?  Do you cosleep at night?  Does he sleep alone during the day, or in your arms/sling?  I would just love to be able to leave William asleep - on his own - for any amount of time....

 

Boots - Enjoy that peace and quiet you're getting, I hope it does mean that Lyle is finally nice and comfy!!  I'd think as long as he's still eating and having diaper changes then you should be able to wait until your doc appt next week to ask about it....  William has very little "awake" time here but I think it's because I stick him in a sling all day to stop the fussing (which will keep him asleep indefinitely until I wake him)...

post #63 of 72

I kind of mix it up with Gil and where he sleeps, lately he's enjoyed sleeping in the swing (turned off usually) during the day. It's up off the ground and tucked into a corner in the living room so the other kids don't bug him. He also sleeps in the bouncy chair or on a sheepskin on one of the kid's beanbag chairs.  I don't have a baby monitor right now so I haven't left him to nap in our room very much because I'm paranoid about not hearing him wake up.

 

At night half of the time he sleeps in a cradle beside our bed, the other half I'm too lazy to put him to bed and he co-sleeps.

When we have a busy day I tend to leave him in bed and nurse him more often overnight, both for him and me - I tend to get edgy when I don't get enough snuggle time with him during the day haha
At the barn he's in a swing hanging from the ceiling so he's out of the way and safe or he's in a MT carrier where he really can't stay awake for long.
One thing I believe in is not to offer something to get them to sleep that I can't keep up. Like last night DH was swinging the swing side to side. Well, unless he wants to stand there for the next hour doing that, then don't start!   Same with pacing around the house or going for a drive or what have you. If I'm not able to keep it up for a full sleep cycle (around 45min) then I find something else that I am able to do, like wearing him.

Sometimes it takes 3 tries to set him down, it seems to need just the right timing which can be tricky!

post #64 of 72
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Originally Posted by NewMumJoy View Post

Penny - did your nephew have any other symptoms, like a rash or extreme fussiness?  William seems to be in a constant fuss IF he's not held/worn, but I'm not sure if he's just overstimulated/tired/growing/etc....  My diet is quite lackluster and I rely on a ton of dairy for protein, snacks, smoothies, etc.... I guess I should look into this possible culprit further...

 

 

I don't have any more details...my mom was the one who told me about it.  But she's arriving for a 3 week visit tomorrow, so I'll check!

post #65 of 72

C - I think my baby reacted to something I ate (a dairy product) and I think I figured out what it was (green poo, strings).  

In other news my hair is shedding like crazy now.

post #66 of 72
Ohhhh don't remind me about the hair. Mine is awesome right now and I'm trying tobforget probably the grossest post partum symptom EVER.
I'm the only one in our house with long hair so when the tub drain gets clogged, it just eeks me right out to know it's all my fault lol
post #67 of 72
Thread Starter 

I have insanely thick hair normally, so I have sort of been waiting for my hair to fall out. ;) I kind of had a "bad hair pregnancy" because it was just even thicker and harder to manage than usual.

post #68 of 72

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the mucousy poo was due to my eating tons of yogurt to counteract the mastitis antibiotics. I'll moderate my consumption.

Showered with the babe Tizzy-style. It was awesome!

post #69 of 72

So in showering Tizzy style, you just lay the baby down on a washcloth, and a washcloth over them..do they get sprayed with water?  Q would be a perfect candidate for it, since she likes the water, I'm still just trying to piece together how it works.

post #70 of 72

Yep they do get sprayed with a bit of water, I just realized everyone might not have a hand held shower so that will make a difference.

Unless Gil has a blowout, it's pretty much the only chance I can find for both of us to get clean.

 

It was a lot easier with my first, I had the bathroom in a ducky theme (how original!) and he would just sit there in the bouncy chair in the bathroom staring at the gigantic rubber ducks all over the shower curtain LOL

post #71 of 72

First I held him and washed him all over (he got pretty slippery, so choose a very secure hold). Then I put him on his back on a washcloth with another washcloth over. He got sprayed some, coughed a little, but didn't drown :) He never cried, although I didn't get the sense that he really enjoyed it the way he enjoys our tub baths - he was just entertained by the novelty of it. By the time we got out he was cold, but he didn't complain until I was actually diapering and dressing him (probably sad that naked time was over).

post #72 of 72
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Originally Posted by CCoello View Post
 He never cried, although I didn't get the sense that he really enjoyed it the way he enjoys our tub baths - he was just entertained by the novelty of it. By the time we got out he was cold.

Mine mostly hated bath tub time but showers were a success - happy baby.  I turned a heater on in the bathroom to make it warm when he got out of the shower. 

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