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june 05 mamas #2

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Wow that was a long thread!

This is TMI I'm sure but I know what you mean about breasts making you feel bigger!!! I'm wearing a 46I!!!! I even think its to small! I bet i could lose 20lbs if I lost them!!! I have no torso just breasts!!! The other day at the breastfeeding support group this mom was talking about how its so hard to air her breasts out when people visit! I said why don't you just blow dry your nipples? I forgot others can't put their nipple in their own face! :

In other news DS has been consistent with five to seven hour stretches of sleep! How fabulous is that? Lets : that it sticks! Its funny because with just that one good chunk of sleep I feel like a million bucks! Its like baby knows when you just can't do it anymore!

I was wondering if he was spitting up because of the nystatin from the thrush! But he hasn't spit up at all today or yesterday. I keep that spit blanket handy though now that I've seen what he can do!

Well I hope that all of you are feeling fab I just wanted to start a new thread! I have to jump in the shower and get Noley down for a nap so that I can take DD grocery shopping with me! DS is to hard to take with her!
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any babies in cribs?

Hi gang,

Phew, a new thread! Good thinking.

Sore nipples are getting better here, thank goodness. I can't put my finger on what is working, although the latch is definitely better -- I am still taking mass amounts of acidopholus too just in case. He hasn't pooped in days, still ... I am beginning to chalk this up to "just the way he is." Not a pooping machine like his brother was

So, any crib sleepers here who wish to "out" themselves? We co-slept with ds #1 by necessity (he wouldn't sleep anywhere else) and sold his crib after a year or so, but I found myself dreaming of a baby who would sleep in a crib during this pregnancy. The jury is still out -- Dan will sleep in his bassinet for a spell during the day, but it seems like he wakes up pretty quick in it at night. Like all of us, I am so longing for sleep come night-time that I am loathe to do anything that will make him sleep less, even if it's better for the long run (debatable, of course). Anyway, my plan has been that if he will sleep in his bassinet at night that we'd buy a crib when he outgrows it. So, if there ARE any crib-sleepers here, how do you do it?
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Hi everyone I didn't post at all on the last thread - I'm still reading it! But, it's so nice to read about everyone going through the same things as us.

DD is also sleeping at least 5 stretches every night but it is so hard to get her down to sleep at night. During the day she sleeps in a pouch and at night in bed w/ me. We have a crib set up but it's full of stuff needing to be put away. Ds only slept in the crib a handful a times. The cosleeper next to our bed is full of junk too I would like her to sleep in it eventually. But by the time she finally falls asleep at night I don't want to fuss w/ it.

Baby's cying - time to start walking around!
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i dont have any crib advice, but i am managing having Louis in a craddle for a few hours, he goes down there, but then at first time he wakes, i bring him in the bed.

davina: good thinking on the prefolds, so true.

angel: if he doesnt 'suffer' from not pooping, then way to go on havong to change less poppy dipes!

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Another bad nights sleep last night. We are going to attend a friends' ds's 3rd birthday today and my eyes are so bleary from sleep deprivation.

She was such a good sleeper and then the last week it's really taken a turn for the worse. It's like she'll wake up, I nurse her (and change diaper if needed), then I burp her and she's completely awake. Eyes wide open. If I lay her down next to me she'll fidget for a few minutes before starting little cries so then I pick her up and start routine over again. This went on for 5 hours the night before and 3 hours last night.

I really think she is sleeping too much during the day.

I have a TMI quesiton. I've pretty much stopped bleeding but I've noticed a not-so-nice odor in my discharge. Gross, but it sort of smells like bad b.o. Also, at times it sort of feels like I have a tampon in but it's not in all the way or far enough up - do you know that feeling? I also still have some soreness on my perineum - I did have a 1st degree tear that req'd a stitch (or a few I really don't know...). Anyway, I guess I should mention this at my 6 week check up in 2 weeks but was wondering if anyone has any idea what this could be?
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Pepper, no clue what that could be. Have you tried to feel and see if anything feels out of place? :LOL That sounds odd. I'm 2 months pp and still feel a bit sore if I sit in a hard chair. I didn't have stitches, though I needed them. So that could be why.
Have you tried more diaper at bedtime w/ a stay dry liner?? thats what i had to start to get her to sleep better.
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Melissa--another cribber here :

Titus doesn't seem to know where he is anywhere, or maybe he doesn't care? I've tried sleeping with him in bed, but I have always had horrible insomnia and I just lay there unable to relax, and it just doesn't seem to make any difference to him. Oddly enough he has a harder time sleeping if I'm with him. Maybe he smells me and then wakes up? His best sleeps are by himself! So off to the crib.
He is almost always aready asleep from nursing when I put him down, and usually doesn't wake up on his own for several hours so I end up waking him up throughout the day to make sure he eats enough.
Then from around 3pm to 10pm he is wide awake and hungry, then he sleeps anywhere from 6 to 8 hours.
So I guess he has created his own routine which works pretty good for now.
Hope you find something that works for you guys!

On another note:
He has finally started latching!!!!!
I can't even tell you how exciting this is! I had been reaching the end of my rope trying to teach him, he would get so angry and sweaty and mad, screaming his head off, and I would be crying thinking: why in the world did I get a baby who doesn't know how to eat?!?
Like you think you don't want to do the whole CIO thing and then it comes up everyday over something simple and important like eating! He would just get so hysterical....so sad.
But yesterday he suddenly latched on during our little practice session, and wouldn't you know we had two whole nursing sessions without the shield! And one today! He's learning! I guess I stuck with it long enough: maybe his one month birthday was his goal!

gotta go
grace
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We have the reverse problem of everyone else - daytime sleep problems. DS sleeps pretty well at night, we bring him to bed with us at 10pm and he sleeps until 3-4am, eats once and then sleeps until 6-7am. Works for me!

However, during the day he is very cranky and wants to sleep, but fights it - he requires an enormous amount of effort to get to sleep and then he wakes up shortly after. This is not easy with a toddler running around waking him up. I'm thinking I might have to have him nap upstiars in my room rather than down with us, but of course that makes it harder to get him to sleep since I can't exactly leave my toddler running around and lock myself in my room! Arg.
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Grace -yay!!

Mightmoo- Elaina is hard to get to nap during days soon. I pretty much have to wear her to get her to sleep. Sometimes she'll asleep elsewhere tho. It's just easier to keep her in the mei tai than risk her waking...
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flames are coming i am sure! :

DS sleeps best in his bassinet. I don't even have a crib mattress yet. But I will!
have to get him off to bed
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nak - we are still cosleeping but i plan to move her to a crib eventually - ds slept in a crib, i think he started sleeping there at about 6 weeks. He liked it, we didn't have to do anything really to get him to accept it. when he woke up in the middle of the night to eat, we'd bring him to our bed to finish the night, then when he stopped doing that he just spent the whole night there.

am i the only one whose baby wakes up every 2 hours to nurse?? i am insanely jealous of those of you who are getting decent sleep, i am a walking zombie over here.
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No flames, we're all just doing what's best for our individual babes.

Joey sleeps pretty well during the night once I get her down. The past two nights it's been rough getting her to fall asleep. She's been sleeping for about an hour or so now, I'm hoping she doens't wake up right before I decide to go to sleep. :LOL

I'm totally beat tonight, because my parents came out to help us with some yard work (we have half an acre that's been horribly neglected since a bit before joey was born. My veggie garden was looking like a patch of fenced in weeds :LOL). So, because mom and dad were here, I totally pushed myself. My entire veggie patch is weeded; the yard is mowed, I even got some flowers planted out front. But I am now BEAT BEAT BEAT.

I'm hopeful for a good night's sleep though, because Joey was outside with us for most of the day. the fresh air normally knocks her out really well.

Hey, anyone else have a Wegman's supermarket nearby? I've recently started shopping at the one near me. I totally love it, and am munching on some fresh baked "Marathon Energy" bread as we speak; er...type. They carry tons of organics, and natural products, and they have such perks as a checkout aisle that has NO candy in it and a DAYCARE for frazzled moms who need to shop alone. It might not be very AP, but let me tell you, if I need it, I'll use it :LOL We'll see how good Joey is about shopping in a few years.

Okay, I think I've rambled enough.
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Oh, Pepper, I meant to post to you. I felt the same way for a while. I think the tampon-y feeling is related to the stitches. It went away within a week or so, I think. My discharge also got fairly icky before it cleared up and SMELLY. Cripes. I had to start putting each of my pads in some plastic wrap before throwing them out, or my dog would pull htem out of the trash. We are, of course, talking about the same dog who rolls around in the rotten peaches under my tree and enjoys sniffing other dog's poop. :LOL
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Originally Posted by mightymoo
We have the reverse problem of everyone else - daytime sleep problems. DS sleeps pretty well at night, we bring him to bed with us at 10pm and he sleeps until 3-4am, eats once and then sleeps until 6-7am. Works for me!

However, during the day he is very cranky and wants to sleep, but fights it - he requires an enormous amount of effort to get to sleep and then he wakes up shortly after. This is not easy with a toddler running around waking him up. I'm thinking I might have to have him nap upstiars in my room rather than down with us, but of course that makes it harder to get him to sleep since I can't exactly leave my toddler running around and lock myself in my room! Arg.
We are having a similar situation. He hates napping in the day but sleeps great at night.
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No flames angel04345. I really love that about this group. I don't think in the whole time we've been posting together (from due date club to here) I have ever seen flames. We all seem to realize that everyone has to do what works for them and their babies.
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However, during the day he is very cranky and wants to sleep, but fights it - he requires an enormous amount of effort to get to sleep and then he wakes up shortly after. This is not easy with a toddler running around waking him up. I'm thinking I might have to have him nap upstiars in my room rather than down with us, but of course that makes it harder to get him to sleep since I can't exactly leave my toddler running around and lock myself in my room! Arg.
We have days like this. Ugh... they suck!!! Today was one, actually. She took a few cat naps, 10-30 minutes about 2 or 3 times. Finally after much crying and stress she went to sleep around 730. As long as I am there to nurse her she is good about staying asleep all night... speaking of, better run. She beckons...
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Sleep situ: well after three years of co-sleeping DD is in her own bed ALL night....and she seems to like it. YAHHHH!!! so that helps me and louis get better sleep, but im thinking he too would sleep bettr on his own, he smells me all night and just wants to snack....and he naps on his own so well, much better then DD ever did.

pepper: im also having some nasty smells....helps make you feel post partum sexy huh hope you get some sleep soon!

sharon-ann_ that dog of your is too funny bt the way.

well today i left louis for the first time! me and mathilda went to ikea for 1.5 hours, i didnt think i would react to the seperation, but it was hard!! (for me not him!) it was fun to just be me and mathilda again for a bit, but it was nice to come home!

hope everyones weekend was nice!
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Ely is wearing his nite owl onesie this morning. It seemed appropriate given he ate at least every two hours during the night, then grunted and wiggled his sleepy body the rest of the time. I got no good sleep.

Pepper - I had a weird smell too and the tampon feeling. I still have the tampon feeling too. I need to do more kegels but have no idea if I do them correctly. I've read about a million different descriptions of them and still have no clue if I'm doing them right.

Grace - Yay for you!

After last night, I'm a little tempted to put Ely to sleep in his crib and get a monitor, only if I can make DH get up to get him during the night. He spends part of the night in his co-sleeper and part in bed with me, though this morning there is a huge pee wet spot. When you swaddle a baby, how do you keep the cloth diaper from wicking through to the swaddle wrap?
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Originally Posted by fuzzypeach

Mightmoo- Elaina is hard to get to nap during days soon. I pretty much have to wear her to get her to sleep. Sometimes she'll asleep elsewhere tho. It's just easier to keep her in the mei tai than risk her waking...

I do this too - Hayley sleeps in a pouch during the day. I try to put her down sometimes but she wakes up w/in 10 minutes or so. It's so much easier to just pack her. It gives ds and I a chance to play

Last night Hayley slept from 9:30 until 6:30 - WOW!! Jack NEVER slept through the night. This is great
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jerawo use a sposie at night! :LOL Seriously I couldn't find one cloth dipe that didn't leak with DD I haven't started night time cloth diapering with DS yet. But so far his wonderoos don't wick anyway! Could you put a waterproof cover under him? You know they sell those waterproof crib matress covers maybe he could use one of those under him?

Pepper I was thinking that I felt that way some days and then fine on others. But it just went away.

famousmockngbrd Your baby is a little younger Nolan JUST started doing this wonderfull sleeping thing last week! hes only a week older!

Anyone know of a sling that would allow ds to face outward? This is what he seems to like. as I've said my breasts are to large for a snugli. Although I'm going to verify this!! How embarrassing! I'll be in the store not able to get the thing on!!!

Well got to get Noley dressed were going to see fil.
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