Originally Posted by Teles
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.