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post #41 of 73

Nothing but sympathy over here, Kellybeth. It's complicated when they're so miserable but aren't quite old enough to understand the benefit of munching on something cold. DD just screams when I come near her with something cold, so I often let her chew on pacifiers (since that's literally all she'll do with them anyway) but she seems to prefer her fingers over anything else.

 

I've been having these pretty intense anxiety attacks over the past two days and I can't pin point what's going on. I noticed that I started with the pp hair loss on Sunday very suddenly, then yesterday (Monday) I had to ask DH to come home because I have panic attacks all day long and felt like I wasn't a reliable caregiver for Mila in my state. Today has been better but definitely not back to normal.

 

I started taking different prenatals last week, but I can't think of anything else that's new or different. Do you think it could be hormones? It just seems like such a random time for such things to suddenly change

post #42 of 73

i would chalk it up to hormones. i've been kind of a hormonal mess lately. 

 

naomi is 4 months today. weighs 12.13 pounds. i wonder how much she weighed before she pooped 3 (!!!) times this morning. 

 

doctor said we can start introducing her to foods now. i'm a little sad about that. we're doing baby-led foods anyway. she's already tried strawberry, watermelon, cherries, raspberry, zucchini and carrot. and by tried i mean tasted. the only thing she really seems to like are strawberries. she holds it and chomps down, i think b/c she's teething and they're big, cold and juicy.

raspberry she got a little in her mouth and it was promptly spit out-not ready for foods yet.

 

anyone else have solid food experiences with their baby?

post #43 of 73

I get the impression that doctors in America encourage solid foods much sooner than here from the various forums and things I've read online - my dr is very strong to the introduction of food at around 6 months unless there's a weight problem or something (she's about 17lbs so that's certainly not an issue). Mila has given zero indication that she's interested, so I'm keeping strong to the bf exclusive wagon for as long as she'll allow. I'm looking forward to her eating foods, but I love nursing time so much that I'm perfectly fine with waiting.

post #44 of 73
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

I get the impression that doctors in America encourage solid foods much sooner than here from the various forums and things I've read online - my dr is very strong to the introduction of food at around 6 months unless there's a weight problem or something (she's about 17lbs so that's certainly not an issue). Mila has given zero indication that she's interested, so I'm keeping strong to the bf exclusive wagon for as long as she'll allow. I'm looking forward to her eating foods, but I love nursing time so much that I'm perfectly fine with waiting.

i won't actually let her eat anything until she is 6 months. that is what is recommended here, too. (17 pounds! good job mama!) 

a lot of what doctors say to me i ignore. like co-sleeping is too dangerous... and doctors really need to shove those vitamin d drops down their own throats. 

nursing is one of my favorite things, too. so much love. 

post #45 of 73
Rissa will be 4 months old on Saturday. Wow! We have our dr visit on Monday so we will see what he says. She is about 13 lbs too I think. She's been teething for the past three weeks but this past week has been the worst. It's all she can think about when she is awake. We have been doing Tylenol at night to help her sleep. She likes Sophie but nothing much seems to help otherwise. I hope all our teethers get their first teeth soon so they can have a break!!
post #46 of 73
We were planning on waiting until 6 months for BLW as well.

How do y'all tell they're teething? Do you see teeth coming in?

I am anticipating the 17-19 Wonder Week roller coaster in the next couple of weeks... And possible 4-month sleep regression, though friends I've asked recently have all said their kids didn't go through anything like that either until later or only for a short time... Knock wood!
post #47 of 73
Oh, and we have the 4-month in 2 weeks... DH sorta tried to weigh her on my postal scale last week and she was verrrry approximately 12 lbs and maybe 6-8 oz-- 12 lbs 12 oz would be double her weight, so we will probably be around that. She's really not a fat little baby! Outside of the double chin, juicy thighs and convex belly, she's all muscle-- not at all chunky, really. Takes after Dad!
post #48 of 73
I can feel bumpy ridges along the bottom front of her gums now but when it first started it was just massive drool and all she can think about is what to chew on next. She will also chew on things and scream because it hurts but she won't stop! And just more fussy in general on top of it all.
post #49 of 73

Massive drools and chewing on her fingers in one particular spot plus you can actually see two bumps in her gums where the teeth are coming out. They're pretty distinct but not white quite yet, so there's still some time left before those little buggers pop out (sigh).

post #50 of 73
Miss Riss just rolled over for the first time today! From tummy to back.

Makes the extremely cranky morning worth it smile.gif
post #51 of 73
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

Nothing but sympathy over here, Kellybeth. It's complicated when they're so miserable but aren't quite old enough to understand the benefit of munching on something cold. DD just screams when I come near her with something cold, so I often let her chew on pacifiers (since that's literally all she'll do with them anyway) but she seems to prefer her fingers over anything else.

 

I've been having these pretty intense anxiety attacks over the past two days and I can't pin point what's going on. I noticed that I started with the pp hair loss on Sunday very suddenly, then yesterday (Monday) I had to ask DH to come home because I have panic attacks all day long and felt like I wasn't a reliable caregiver for Mila in my state. Today has been better but definitely not back to normal.

 

I started taking different prenatals last week, but I can't think of anything else that's new or different. Do you think it could be hormones? It just seems like such a random time for such things to suddenly change

um- HORMONES!!!  i just cut my hair b/c i started shedding, but it seems like so much of it is all over the place now.  i can't believe how much of my hair has fallen out.  by the roots.  i'd worry about my thyroid, but i'm actually doing very well taking all my supplements and i know that my breasts shrink, my hair falls out, and my body starts trying to ovulate right after those two things happen.  blech.  

 

I haven't quite felt the anxiety as such, but definitely had a few days when i burst into tears and yelled at my husband at the end of the day b/c i was so overwhelmed.  probably not a good sign.  but i do know that it has happened for me at around 4 months every single time.  it's a big shift for some reason.  i don't know why, but your hormones are totally shifting right now, and i don't remember it happening again until much later, like 9-12 months, when your baby isn't a baby anymore..... sniff.

 

my little guy likes my knuckles, or anyone's knuckles.  can't get him to chew on anything else.  grrrrr.  no bumps yet though, just smooth gums and intense gnawing and drooling.

 

bad mommy confession, i put the baby down on my bed w/ pillows on two sides, and went to talk to grumpy hubby for 2-3 min, baby rolled all the way off a king sized mattress.  i don't know how.  usually i stay w/ him, nurse him, or soothe him, but he was screaming and hubby was needy and holding screaming baby while trying to talk to hubby was making him worse.  i felt SO BAD.  he stopped screaming immediately after picked him up, but man.  bad mommy....

 

so he can roll 3-4 feet in just a couple of minutes.  and can inch forward w/ his face in the bed and butt in the air.  and loves to hang out and chat.  

 

he sleeps still!!!  all night!!!! i have to wake up and change him when his diaper explodes at 6 in the morning (he nurses most of the night some nights, but i sleep amazingly well), but he goes back to sleep.  he's amazing, jolly, good-natured, and chunky!  i love how he has such chunky thighs.  my other boy was long and lean (still is) so loving all the chubby baby snuggles.  and his giggles are so wonderful.  he loves to just hang out and have me kiss and nibble on him for hours w/ some conversation in between.  hubby laughs so hard at us.  i'll lean over and look at him, and he'll try to suck my nose, or rest his head against mine.  agh, i love this baby so much!

 

not touching food until he can put it in his mouth.  i don't want to clean up one more person.  he can wait until i can't hold him back anymore (which won't be long!) usually around 7 months.  he's interested, but i'd rather get him to nurse just a while longer!  my babies all wean so early.  i'm lucky if they make it to 2.

post #52 of 73

I am with you HOP about the food.  My kids seem to have a hard time with food before about 9 months, but beyond that, I don't want to have to worry about anything else! 

 

Liam had his 4 month appt. today.  He is 4 months, 10 days today.  He weighs 15 lbs, 14 oz and is 26.5 inches long.  My doc agrees that he is perfect :)

 

He is pushing up onto his toes and has his butt up, he can squiggle quite far like that, but almost always backwards.  He also pushes slightly onto his knees.  

 

Drooling and gnawing like crazy.  There doesn't seem to be anything under the skin at all yet. 

post #53 of 73
First tooth here. That's all I have time for right now...
post #54 of 73

Hey mamas! So good to read everyone's updates. We're mostly chillin' but a few things have been hard. Lou seems to be teething (my older two teethed late so this is early for me) and has days where he's just upset. But he seems to be a relatively happy and easy baby! My kids are now on summer break so we've had to change up our schedule again and the hardest thing is getting Lou his good/long afternoon nap when my kids are being nutsos. For some reason they decide they absolutely do NOT want to play outside right during nap time and then fight/cry/whine at each other. Oh well. Lou nurses less than my other babies which has been an adjustment. I'm used to just sticking a boob in the mouth to solve any issues and that won't fly this time! Lou also will only go to sleep by himself (during the day) and once I figured that out it was a lot easier to get him to nap. DH and I used to spent a lot of time rocking/walking/nursing/singing only to have him get increasingly upset. Turns out we just had to put the baby down! That's also new. Lou is also SO vocal it's hilarious. My favorite time is in the early morning when the older boys get into our bed and lie next to Lou and they talk. DH, as always, is an equal of a parent as he can be. He does some nighttime wake-ups as sometimes Lou will be fussy but not really want to nurse (but it makes him mad to be around the boobs). If I've had a rough night DH will be like "why didn't you just wake me up??" He's a keeper. I would also expect nothing less. 

 

Emotionally I'm alright. It goes week to week for me and really seems to depend on whatever other stresses I have going on. I definitely feel a ton better than I did when I was just postpartum so I'm not too worried about ppd. I still need to make time to exercise (this helps my moods) but haven't dealt with that yet. It would be nice to be able to fit into my old clothes. I have a very small wardrobe right now as I'm still 30 lbs over my usual weight. Baby weight has never just fallen off of me (except at about a year+ when I get too skinny for my liking) so if I want my body to change I have to get moving, I guess.   

post #55 of 73
I'm good apart from marital issues, lots...Arguing over trust issues that remain unresolved, I kinda give up at this point, sleeping in seperate rooms for about 2 weeks now. He works ALOT leaving me feeling like a single mom - 98% of babycare is on me.

Lil Miss is 4.5 months now (weighed in at 13.5 lbs at her 4 mth appt) and a chunky bundle of drooly finger chomping giggly cuteness...
She's had a couple of very irritable days and wakeful nights due to teething, which were very difficult. Right now she only wakes for 1 nurse+change session at night and naps 2-3 times in the day (must be held or worn for these, at least for first 15 mins before she can go down . She has basically outgrown her bassinet, need to transition her to her crib.

She still hasn't rolled all the way over.yet (trying not to be anxious about it and just give her more playtime on the bed/padded play area on the floor). She loves practicing standing up, has been for a few weeks now. Her cooing, and 'talking' have both ramped way up, she loves rolling r's and loves when I talk back in response to her noises.

My mom keeps telling me I should give her water.... She has refused bottles of breastmilk over and over, and I don't think she has any need for water yet. Any reason why I would be wrong on this?

LO is losing hair like mad, think my pp shedding hormones have affected her too bigtime, she has a large patch where she's now completely bald! Anyone else's LO?
Edited by Cat77 - 6/21/13 at 8:19am
post #56 of 73
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I'm good apart from marital issues, lots...Arguing over trust issues that remain unresolved, I kinda give up at this point, sleeping in seperate rooms for about 2 weeks now. He works ALOT leaving me feeling like a single mom - 98% of babycare is on me.

Lil Miss is 4.5 months now (weighed in at 13.5 lbs at her 4 mth appt) and a chunky bundle of drooly finger chomping giggly cuteness...
She's had a couple of very irritable days and wakeful nights due to teething, which were very difficult. Right now she only wakes for 1 nurse+change session at night and naps 2-3 times in the day (must be held or worn for these, at least for first 15 mins before she can go down . She has basically outgrown her bassinet, need to transition her to her crib.

She still hasn't rolled all the way over.yet (trying not to be anxious about it and just give her more playtime on the bed/padded play area on the floor). She loves practicing standing up, has been for a few weeks now. Her cooing, and 'talking' have both ramped way up, she loves rolling r's and loves when I talk back in response to her noises.

My mom keeps telling me I should give her water.... She has refused bottles of breastmilk over and over, and I don't think she has any need for water yet. Any reason why I would be wrong on this?

LO is losing hair like mad, think my pp shedding hormones have affected her too bigtime, she has a large patch where she's now completely bald! Anyone else's LO?

i don't like to talk about this, but a family member gave their 5 month old baby water and he had a seizure. i won't be giving water to my baby. scary. but i don't know if that is a rare occurrence or not. 

sorry about your marital problems. stay strong mama. stillheart.gif

post #57 of 73
post #58 of 73
TWO teeth.

Anyone still doubting the efficacy of amber necklaces - sshh. They're magic. O fussed for about five minutes for the second tooth.
post #59 of 73
Thread Starter 
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About water...

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starting-solids/baby-water/

 

 

Ah, this is exactly the info I needed! I know my lactation consultant told me no water but my mother-in-law kept asking if she could give A bottles of water. I said no. Phew. 

post #60 of 73
Thread Starter 

I just did a little weigh in here. My little butterball is 14 weeks old and his birthweight was 7lbs 15 oz and he's now 16lbs 11oz. I just put away about half of his 3-6 month clothes. So sad! 

 

Lets see what else is happening here... He's into the ring sling now if he can sit on my hip and be quite free with his arms and legs. But he's so big having him off one shoulder is not something I can do for very long. I think I have to get stronger. The Ergo is still working well as long as I keep moving and don't sit down. If I walk to a coffee shop I have to take him out when I get there.

 

He loves sitting up though he usually topples over back onto the mattress amid wild giggles so I can't quite claim he's sitting up by himself yet. He really doesn't seem to have any interest in rolling over AT ALL. Should I be pushing this skill? It seems like a milestone everyone hits by 3 months.

 

He's also forming a bit of a schedule. I'm a very unscheduled sleeper myself and was not going to impose anything on my baby but he's just decided he's going down at 9 each night and will do two short naps in the morning and a longer 2-3 hour nap in the late afternoons around 3pm. 

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