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post #41 of 50
Hi all, sorry to hear about all the challenges. It must be so tough w/ more than one child! Looking forward to that. :

So far so good w/ Manu Jai. He has grown so much. We got through the jaundice episode, he is eating like a champ and developing so fast! My body seems to be healing alright, I had 2nd degree tears, and still cannot manage to look down there. I just know I am NOT ready for sex! Not to mention finding the time.

My biggest challenge is getting Manu to bed between 11 and 1. He just cries and cries, refuses to sleep. I am starting to realize he likes to be awake more than most babies, so I am playing it by ear. He gets frustrated by being put down for a nap all day long....today I fed him and let him hang w/ me for 1.5 hours, fed him again and then he passed out on his terms! Taurus babies!

Other than that? I am just trying to figure out birth control issues and vaccine decisions (selective or none).

See you all in the Life w/ a Babe section! good luck w/ those toddlers! :
post #42 of 50
Big hugs to you mamas with more than one. I'm : just adjusting to one right now!

I think we're pretty much getting a handle on the gassydum and OAL issues. : As I saw someplace else on MDC, maybe it was the Breastfeeding forum, now on to the next thing!

Hmmm.... looks like Milky Face is waking up right now. Time for some milkies and a dry booty....
post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by luckylady
marylizah - ask your ped about letting your baby tummy sleep. I had a friend whose baby had bad reflux and her baby slept on her tummy. My sister also had one child who refused to sleep on her back and her ped said let her sleep how she's comfortable - she was healthy weight, no other problems...

Doing well here - better. I had a touch of the baby blues but they have passed, thank goodness. Weston is doing great still - smiling and cooing now and he stays up now for a good 2 hours between napping during the day and sleeps all night. I already gave up and put him in bed with me so now I sleep even better.

The real challenge has been my DD. Yesterday was a terrible horrible rotten awful day. She had a friend over and they were SOOOOOOOOOO bad. Let's see - dumped bright PINK nailpolish in the tub - which I have yet to attempt to clean, colored on DD's walls with markers, mashed a banana into the carpet...and this little girl has all older brothers and sisters and has quite the sassy little mouth on her, which DD of course picks up too. I asked my DD to stop doing something 5 times and then I said exasperated at this point, "what did I JUST ask you?" She actually put her hands over her ears and said "I don't know cuz I don't have to listen to you."

It was the third spanking she has ever gotten in her life.: I felt like crap for spanking her but I had just HAD it with her rotten snotty attitude. And then to make matters WORSE she went into COMPLETE HYSTERICS in her room and would NOT calm down - so I grabbed her by the arm (I should have just left the room at this point) and shook her and yelled at her to STOP IT! Meanwhile DS is crying...ugh. I flew off the handle and I said "When you behave so nasty to me it makes me just want to give you away." The look on her face was awful - her rotten tude gone, hysterics stopped, she ran and hugged me and said "NO! I LOVE YOU!" I told her I didn't mean it - I love her too but her attitude is making me feel so sad and angry and frustrated...

ugh. What a mess. By the time DH got home I locked myself in the bathroom pretending to shower and cried cried cried.

I miss my DD. She was my pal.

That has been the hardest change about all of this - and it was the one change I didn't even think about.

whew - sorry for the novel. Today was MUCH better and we spent lots of nice time together and I managed to make it through the day without yelling at her. I feel like a crappy mommy.
Oh Cheryl, to you, you are NOT alone!! My horrible horrible day was Wed. I was trying to get us all ready for a day at the water park, Alayna was SUPER crabby, and Rachel was trying to help me, and I yelled at her for knocking over the cooler. I immediately apoplogized, and hugged her and cried with her, the sad part, was that she wouldn't admit she was crying because I yelled, she said her eye hurt. Then Emma has been a PEACH lately.: And she started yelling as soon as I had finally gotten Alayna to sleep, so I grabbed her, spanked her, and put her in her room for a time out, where she fell asleep. So I went in her room and started bawling because her last thought before falling asleep was mommy spanking her. It was horrible. Thankfully, Alayna will take a bottle pretty well now, so I had DH get up with her that night so I could sleep. Made a WORLD of difference.

Anyhoo, just know that your not alone.

Alayna would NOT go to bed last night, she was sooo fussy. I finally got her to sleep at around 2 am. I was at my wits end. We had gone to some friends house to hang out, and I wanted to have some drinks. Thankfully I wasn't much in the mood for anything but water, otherwise DH would have been screwed trying to get her to sleep. Although, I did have a Pina Colada, and that was YUMMY!!
post #44 of 50
Thread Starter 
May Mamas, now that the week is nearing it's end, should we continue our weekly threads here or move to the official "Life With Babe" forum? I kinda like the smallness of our May Mamas subforum, but I do not know the MDC guidelines on this. I'll start it wherever people think it should be. Thanks all.
post #45 of 50
to all of us dealing with children other than our new one! It has gotten better - I think part of it is I need to adjust my own attitude as well.

and be more patient.

So - anyone elses DC LIVE in the sling??? My little guy LOVES to be held - all the time!
post #46 of 50
I'll vote for keeping it here!
I like hearing about newborn issues, our one month olds. There are so many "big kids" in the life with a babe forum! It's wonderful and sad to think my little little josh is going to be walking in a few months! And all those other milestones the other mamas are talking about. I'm in bliss just counting his smiles.
Anyone else?
post #47 of 50
I dunno Max, they don't automatically shut down the birth board do they? (My last pg was before we had DDC so we only had a thread in I'm PG)

I'm up for either way!
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by luckylady

So - anyone elses DC LIVE in the sling??? My little guy LOVES to be held - all the time!
dd immediately crashes in the mei tai. I just wish I could wash dishes and cook with her in the carrier, but uh-uh, no way I could. I totally want one for keeping in the van and one for the house but don't have any money to buy another (paranoid I'll leave it at home and end up in public with three kids and no baby carrier )
post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by luckylady
to all of us dealing with children other than our new one! It has gotten better - I think part of it is I need to adjust my own attitude as well.

and be more patient.

So - anyone elses DC LIVE in the sling??? My little guy LOVES to be held - all the time!
I'm glad things are going better Cheryl and yes, the wee one just adores being in arms and practically lives in his sling. I was wondering the same thing myself of you other mamas.
post #50 of 50
Max ~ I think this DDC stays open for a couple more months (until Aug/Sept when the May '07 mamas start getting their ) so we could stay here for a bit but eventually we have to leave our cozy littlr DDC nest.

Oh and my guy lives in the sling. I have an infant car seat but I've been leaving it installed in the car and carrying him everywhere. It actually helps relieve some of my AP guilt about not being able to tend to his needs as quickly as I'd like (it KILLS me when he's crying in his swing or bouncy chair and I can't pick him up because DD needs me ).

Cheryl ~ Glad things are getting better. We will get through this!!
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