You ladies are all super active. I sometimes read the board, though I haven't really been following on here lately. I'm totally stressed out and super tired. My once mellow little squishy baby turned into a screamin deamon...ugh. She is one month old and has gained 4lbs in those 4 weeks which is awesome..apparently I'm making heavy cream LOL. Anyway, I'm right there with you with the grunting at night. OMG. I cannot take it anymore. It is so annoying. I put her to sleep at around 7 or 8 in the evening and she'll sleep until about 10, I feed her again, put her back (swaddled, paci in her crib, which is sidecarred) and she'll go til about 1am. Last night I was being brave and watched TV and finally wrote down her birth story. I fed her at 1 and at 2am the grunting started and would not stop until around 6am (when I had to get up anyway). No paci or swaddle will do, no change of position, holding her upright etc...NADA and it frustrates the heck out of me. At least DS (who was gruntin too) would calm down once swaddled and placed on my chest but with her..oh no..no way Jose.
She also won't take a bottle which pretty much ties me to the house in the evenings, no working out, no gym for me for a while, ugh.
She doesn't want to be carried either, she keeps standing in the meitai and her legs are too short to stick out at the sites. I don't know what to do with her. She does like her carseat though and it seems to confine her a bit more than a bouncer or whatnot. I just had her in the bouncy and she had arms and legs flying everywhere, spit out her paci and grunted again. Once I put her in the carseat she conked out. works for me, I'm just worried about posture.
I'm sorry for coming on here an whining. I'm sure it's just a phase. If she was my first it would be easy(ish) but with the other two, not so much. And my mom is still here. I don't even know how to manage everything once she's gone.
Audrie just got over pinkeye. Wonder where she got pinkeye from, nobody else had it but DD1 was/is sick and maybe she touched or kissed her, don't know. Some breastmilk in her eye did the trick. She wasn't happy about it but you gotta do, what you gotta do, right?
Relations: We don't even think about it. I usually crash out around 8pm and so does DH. With my mom being here and the language barrier I have been trying to sit with her most nights and just talk, since we can't watch TV. I guess DH feels a little left out. Anyway, my stitches are coming out and the bleeding has nearly stopped. I'm dropping about a pound a day these days, I guess that's due to the growth spurt babygirl just went through or is still gong through.
Attacking the breast: Glad to hear other babies do that too, though for us it's at night. She is the messiest eater of all my three kids so far...my goodness, little piglet. She'll also do a funny thing, before she latches she'll just likes my nipple and kinda bobs on and off the boob, licking, gumming etc until letdown and THEN she'll latch. So weird, anybody elses baby doing that? My supply is good, I have started to pump a bit but I only have like 10oz or so in the freezer, not much. DD walked in on me while pumping the other day and she seemed shocked at what she saw LOL.