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post #21 of 117

Was doing  the 6am pump and the pump stopped working. Chris took it apart and found out it was the band that connects the motor. Luckily, a place super close to us does hospital grade rentals. It may have been a blessing in disguise. I've had the worst clogged duct forever, and the rental pump just sucked it RIGHT out! I got a full 3oz on the rental pump. Apparently the hospital grade ones are also better when you're just establishing a supply, so we're going to keep it for the rest of the month. 

post #22 of 117

He's just 11 days now so I'm starting to notice him become more awake and alert.  Its definitely a lot more work than my 3 day old who slept all day

post #23 of 117
One of the best things about being a FTM is that I have a lot of help and no other kiddos to look after. Therefore my only job is to watch Noor 24/7. We had thought about reading more about EC when we had the time, but for now one of the coolest things is the cues she gives us when she needs to pee or poop. Unless she's in a deep sleep, she'll cry when she needs to pee or has peed a tiny but, then she'll let loose when we take the diaper off. Likewise, when she gives her poop face, we take her to the changing table and take her diaper off. She will then poop onto the diaper or a clean wipe. It's easier and cleaner for her and so much easier to clean up for us. It's pretty cool.
post #24 of 117
That's marvellous, Harmonious! I've wanted to start EC but with the thrush and my 2.5 year old running around, it simply isn't happening :-/
post #25 of 117
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First baby illness at 5 weeks thanks to me. Ugh...summer colds are terrible but seeing my little one coughing and sneezing is so sad. Actually the sneezing is quite cute but the coughing is just sad. Also I have been super engorged because baby hasn't been eating as much so I woke up with PAINFUL plugged ducts in both breasts at 4 AM. Finally I couldn't take anymore and I was too tired to set up the pump so I asked my husband to help out. That may be TMI but he drained that breast way better than a pump ever could and the plugged duct is gone. I had baby on one side and dh on the other. I feel like the family cow.


this is the best story I've read on the boards (minus the sick baby part; which makes me sad too).  my husband has been after me to let him try some milk from the source, so I'll probably be doing the same here soon!

post #26 of 117
Yes to The Shark and The Woodpecker! Lila makes this ravenous sound when she 'attacks' my boob too! Oh, and another one that my husband does: he'll pretend Lila is an airplane coming in for landing (at my boob) and slide her right up alongside my body when I'm getting my boob 'out.' I think it's cute and all, but not when she does the shark and almost bites my nipple off!
We've started true cosleeping this week. We have a crib side-carred but I've been nursing g while lying down and we both fall asleep. Lila snuggles in toward me ( she can also roll over, Sky) and it is just sooooooo cute.
Harmonious, I know what you mean about being a FTM and just getting to state at my baby all day. It's such a blessing to have this experience.
post #27 of 117
Stupid question, what is EC?
post #28 of 117
InLove it's Elimination Communication. I don't know the technical definition but basically listening to your babies cues and signs to you that he needs to eliminate and getting them used to using the toilet rather than a diaper from a very young age. As I said in my earlier post, it's something I had wanted to read about but I don't really know much about except that the premise is that humans (any animal really) is born not wanting to soil themselves and babies learn to use a diaper because their cues to the parent re needing to pee or poop are ignored.
If anyone else had more/better info feel free to chime in!
post #29 of 117

Elliott spent the night in his crib last night and it was awesome. We all slept a million times better. 

post #30 of 117
the whole night? impressive! I've tried putting Oakley down but he never stays there past the first feeding (usually 3 hrs)
post #31 of 117
Wow. I'm scared to transfer iris out of her bassinet into her own room, im afraid id miss her hunger signals. How'd the listening go? (Also, still need her to sleep more at night than during the day!).
post #32 of 117

we have a monitor with video, so it went great. I could hear his "I'm hungry and about to start crying" noises, but not his "I'm a baby and a loud sleeper" noises. Also, it has video, so  I could just pick it up and see him breathing. I think Elliott slept better too, because we fed him in his room, and kept the lights low, so he never *really* woke up. 

post #33 of 117

Elliott has started laughing in his sleep, it's pretty awesome

post #34 of 117
Thread Starter 
My DH got a laugh from Rowan yesterday. The biggest new thing is that he is talking like crazy, looks right into our eyes and gets a serious look on his face and starts cooing and gooing. I could never ever get tired of that sound of his sweet voice telling us a story.

We have become total smile chasers, the whole family.

The other thing is that he almost has his thumb. I can't wait until he can pop that thing in his mouth and keep busy.

What isn't new is that he still wants to be held all day and all night. My mantra is "this is what he needs and it won't last forever"
post #35 of 117
Ruby is talking too! So sweet! I wish I could sit and listen to her all day! She is loving sucking on her fists too! I keep her hands covered most of the time now since its been so chilly and she hasn't been loving that!
post #36 of 117

Elliott has started making noises, but I'm not sure he realizes it's him making the noises. He has started following things with his eyes (he loves purple and blue things), and he farts in his sleep. 
 

post #37 of 117
Thread Starter 
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Elliott has started making noises, but I'm not sure he realizes it's him making the noises. He has started following things with his eyes (he loves purple and blue things), and he farts in his sleep. 

 

Oh the sleep farts! Rowan wakes himself up with farts and the look on his face is so funny. I usually wake him up all the way because I'm laughing.

Then my DH does it and I don't think it's funny at all. Babies get away with everything.
post #38 of 117
Tracking moving objects with ease! Wiggling with great determination towards her monkey toy when on her belly! Fussing like mad from 4-11pm!
post #39 of 117
Hah, Cynrhiamoon, Lila's got the fussy thing narrowed down to when she's tired! We can't notice any single other tired cue other than inconsolable fussiness. Sorry you're going through this too. At least for me, I'm glad to know I've tried everything and can relax knowing she's just in a phase.
post #40 of 117
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Oh the sleep farts! Rowan wakes himself up with farts and the look on his face is so funny. I usually wake him up all the way because I'm laughing.

Then my DH does it and I don't think it's funny at all. Babies get away with everything.

 

Babies DO get away with everything. Right after I posted this, he woke up, let out a HUGE fart, looked at me and said "ooooooo" then went back to sleep. I had to sit down I was laughing so hard. 
We've been getting a lot of social smiles, especially for my husband when he gets home from work. He's also starting making cooing and gurgling noises today! 

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