Aaah new thread! Can't keep up on dialup!
Jeni, glad you survived, hopefully you'll be feeling much better soon!
Aww poor Ori and the bumped noggin!
Sheri, ugh on moving again. Good luck
Michelle, lol on sucking plastic. L likes to do that too. She's only gained an ounce a week for the last 3 weeks, I'm guessing she's growing taller.
Heather, yah on the chunkers, I worry that my back won't be able to carry her!
Nicole, good luck to dh, and to you to deal with all the crazy emotions too. I can't even imagine.
Hi Annie, nice boob
are there other meds you can take? Or 1/2 dose? Something that can bring balance?
Laura, that sounds like Lauren every night. I hope it changes again and she sleeps well tonight!
Jeni, hugs again, I'm glad that's all done and over, but man, it must suck!
So while I wait for page 2 to load.. we're at mom's house, which isn't far from home in case I need to go back for something (like dsl?) and whatnot.
Lauren pooped the barium chalk today. It came out in a well formed tube like mushy school chalk. ICK EEW YUCK! But at least it came out in the potty. She also slept for a whopping 4 hours last night, which was HEAVEN to me, I got 3 hrs of sleep.
And I got here around 8 and my parents grabbed the baby and I only saw her once for a snack before she went to bed.
my parents. Mom is cooking me dinner, dad is walking L through the sprinkler, aaaah! And they took care of the dog for me this morning so I could sleep in.
Jeni, heh, if I don't put L on the pot in the morning to poo, it's a guaranteed mess later. Learned my lessons the hard way, I must say! But I'm so glad we're doing that... I dread solid poopy dipes.
Pam, that poor baby! And poor A for having to see that.
Andy, holy moly, an entire avo? Ori's a little piggy!
Aviva, the bmt has padding in the waist I think (it's at home, and I'm not), the ergo is nice for on the back, but the belt cuts into my waist on back carries, and it's ok for front carries. How about putting the waist a little loose and letting it sit on your hips instead? Not so it can fall down, but more like hip huggers? I have to move my shoulder straps out on my shoulders, instead of close, they dig in too much too.
Karen, put Luka on the ibook, he'll poop!
Michelle, have you ever talked to another LC? Maybe one that has worked with bigger babes?
Andy, one of you hits the conf button and then invites the others.
Ok waiting for page 3 to load. My dad and Lauren are on the floor right in front of me, and my dad is by far the most adorable guy in the world. Lauren has sunk her fingers into his hair and is hanging on. And he's talking to her and making her laugh and she's slimed him with spitty hands a bunch of times and he's just laughing back at her. Mom's cooking me dinner too. Gotta love it!
Michelle, I know I'm not you, but this is what I'd do in your situation - I'd keep bf'ing, but stop pumping and stop supplements for 3-4 days, just stay in bed and nurse and cuddle and nurse (like they do for building supply or illness). My gut says at this point Kaia won't lose weight if she misses a few ounces for a few days, and as long as she's not starving (use mama jedi and cues, don't let her be screaming hungry), let her suck as much as she wants all the time and see how it goes. Could be that she's happy w/what you have and doesn't need the supplements. And although it's really hard to do (when I'm trying to lose or watching babe gain) to not watch the scale, it might be fine for her to not gain for a week.
Like I said earlier, Lauren has only gained an ounce a week for the last 3 weeks, and she's been super busy working on crawling too. "normal" right now is only a few ounces anyway, and Kaia is still doing super gain at 4+ oz/wk. Karen, you're the LLLLeader, what's the normal again? I know it's 4-7 for the first 2-3 months, then 3-4 for months 3-6, and 1-3 after that? I can't remember off the top of my head, and there is no way I can find the chart with dialup, although if you google "weight gain chart kellymom" it'll get you there.
Ok, I have ICAN meeting tonight, in my mom's neighborhood, which is cool. It's "movie night" which means everyone who has birth vids is bringing them in. Whee!
Miss you guys!