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post #21 of 54
Erin, that's so funny that you asked about my birth story. I was about to type it up and post it then MDC took a wee nap. If any of you ladies would like to read it here it is.

I'll be back to catch up on this week's thread. I hope everyone is well.
post #22 of 54
wow, great birth story.

Manu Jai is great, a real spicey kid who let's us know what works for him! A Taurus (like his dad) for sure! I am a 6 wks post partum tomorrow, and we already did it! it just snuck up on us this past saturday and we felt like it was okay.

Funny story though: I called my midwives to schedule the follow up and I couldn't see my delivery midwife till week 7. So I say "well, I will come in then, but will probably "do it" earlier, is that okay". The receptionist says, "yes, but make sure you use protection!" and I say" what do you mean" : talk about being in a new-mom haze! I have been a total space cadet.

We have had lot's of help from friends, and family for which I am totally grateful, aside from unwanted opinions?? I am sure I am not the only person getting unsolicited advice!

Milk supply seems to be catching up w/ baby's demand....at least I am hoping!

Hang in there mamas!
post #23 of 54
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Originally Posted by mamacatsbaby
Erin, that's so funny that you asked about my birth story. I was about to type it up and post it then MDC took a wee nap.
Wow. That's weird.

Off to read your birth story....
post #24 of 54
HI mommas - Max I am so sorry about your dad.

I feel lonely and left out too - DH takes DD out on the weekends (we have a boat too) and I am here at home - it's just too hot to take the wee man on the boat! And it won't be forever - we bought the boat when DD was 1 so next summer will be loads of fun - assuming he likes the water like the rest of us!

So - no complaints here! He is a very easygoing baby most of the time - I love the term spicy. Yep, he's spicy alright and definitely lets me know what he likes/dislikes!

He still HATES the car.: Which SUCKS. He cries alllllll the way to where we are going and alllllllll the way home again. It's awul. My heart breaks for him. No matter HOW tired he is he REFUSES to sleep in that carseat.: Not sure what that's all about - even my DD - the worlds most difficult baby - slept in the car and STILL does! I am thinking of just chucking the baby bucket seat and getting another Britax for him - more comfy and it's not like I use the seat for him to stay asleep.

He is also noise sensitive - like me. LOL. Hates loud noises and too many noises and he is loves textures. He's smiley and...I am in love!

here is his 6 week pic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gypsy-s...n/photostream/
post #25 of 54
Hi all! Haven't had a chance to post lately, but I'm here now!

Life with Babe #2 is much different. I remember the babymoon with my daughter very fondly. This time around, time is flying and I feel like I'm not able to fully enjoy it like I did last time. It makes me a little sad.

We too are fighting what we think is thrush, but no one is sure. The only signs ds had were the peeling of the groin/arm pit areas and a diaper rash. We've been on Nystatin, Diflucan (which we found out after the fact (and $250.00 later!) is NOT covered by our insurance OUCH! and now Fluconozole (sp?) again! DS has never had anything in his mouth. But as for me, YIKES! I've never had my boobs hurt like this. Anyone else have ridiculously painful let-downs with thrush? It feels like Fredde Kruger is helping to pull my milk down! :

As for the baby, he's great! As of Monday 6/19 (5w5d old), he weighed in at 12 lbs. 1.5 oz. and was already 23 inches long! I had to leave there and buy him some new onesies. I bought mostly 0-3 and some 3-6 hot weather wear, thinking that would last; NOT!! He's already in 6 month onesies and that's freaking me out! LOL DD was not so aggressive in her eating and didn't gain weight like this guy! Go Sumo!! LOL

Glad to hear everyone is doing relatively well (if not better)! DH goes back to work tomorrow (Yes, he gloriously got 6 weeks daddy leave! ), but tomorrow starts the real deal. I feel like a nervous first-timer again!

Okay, wow, enough ranting on my part and congrats to you if you've made it this far in my post! :
post #26 of 54
I'm sorry about your dad max. I know that on Mother's Day, among others, it's pretty painful for me not having my mama here. I hope you're feeling a little better.

Sayon's not as gassy as he's been. He seems to be a bit sensitive to dairy, just toots away and gets to grunting, so I don't have very much and also not that often right now. This seems to help. Perhaps he'll grow out of it cause mamacat loves her some ice-cream. Mmmmm.... Breyers All Natural Vanilla..... I'll keep lycopodium in mind.

I'm glad you guys liked my birth story! It took some time for me to process it all. Birthing my little guy was amazing. I can almost hardly wait to do it again!

Michelle where's yours? Did you take it down to edit it?

I'm so excited to get my Moby Wrap. I put my Hotsling up on the TP, though I love, love, love it, b/c we're pretty strapped right now and can't afford another carrier but I need to be able to get things done around here and elsewhere and that just doesn't seem to be happening in my pretty pouch.

For Father's Day I got DH some peanut M&Ms and a great card with Milky Face's little footprints stamped on it. We just chilled out with the MIL who's been in town and staying with us since Friday.

What is it about people anyway? For instance MILs. Even though mine is pretty cool and doesn't really take too many liberties with saying what we should and shouldn't be doing with our son, I dunno.... Like when he starts fussing and I want to take the baby and see what's up, it's like she gets sort of offended or something. And people keep telling me "Oh, he's a baby, he's going to fuss." or "He's OK." She would say that to him over and over when he would start getting fussy, "You're OK, you're OK." Um, no. He doesn't appear to be so to me.

Don't get me wrong. I want her to bond with her grandbaby and everything. I dunno. It's just an undeniable instinct to go to him if he's fussing, etc. I can't fight it. I drop whatever I'm doing and go right to him.

Different people just keep telling me how he's going to fuss and cry and all that like I'm suppose to just sit there and let someone else try to comfort him or if he doesn't calm down I need to just let him cry or whatever. What's up with that? I think they're not really trying to be mean but still.... Of course I'm going to go to him, they're nuts if they think otherwise! Anybody else dealing with anything similar?

Sydnee I try and change the wee one ASAP after I see he's wet or poopy. Sometimes it's more than once an hour, sometimes less. He won't stand to be wet or poopy anyway. He certainly lets us know the deal!

Kristina I'm glad to see Kirstin's bili levels are going down.

Corina, healing vibes to you mama.

Thanks for the saline solution instructions Cheryl and what an adorable pic!

I hear you guys on feeling a little left out at times. I'm just so slow, especially with a 10+ lb baby strapped to me , and it's so hot. Also, if we go out there will certainly be times when I have to nurse the babe, change him etc. I just can't always participate with stuff ya know?

Stay cool May Mamas! ( Sounds like something out of a highschool yearbook. ) It is hot, hot, hot, whew!
post #27 of 54
MCB - with yout first one everyone thinks you are basically a clueless idiot and will offer you all sorts of advice and insights. Ignore them and trust our mama instincts.

This time around my MIL actually paid me a compliment - this after criticizing every parenting decision I ever made with DD - I had said "with this one I am not going to let him sleep with me! The sleep was a nightmare with Ellerie." and MIL said "Well I think you should do exactly what you did with her - look how good she turned out." And this is a woman who told me I WAS SELFISH for breastfeeding my DD.:

They mean well - but they are WRONG!
post #28 of 54
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Originally Posted by mamacatsbaby
Michelle where's yours? Did you take it down to edit it?
Oops! I meant to put the revised version up and forgot. Duh. Gotta do that, but I hear Audrey stirring so hopefully I can get it done before she lets loose.

Gosh, I can't seem to keep up with my MDC posts right now. Glad to hear everyone is mostly doing well. Audrey is such a little snugglebug. She just seems to desperately need to be held all morning non-stop but will chill and nap out of my arms in the afternoon which works well for getting things done... except I found I've been shamefully neglecting one-on-one time with dd1 and ds so I really need to remedy that. :
post #29 of 54

another CD question

We're doing CPFs and basic covers (some prowraps and some litewraps), along with a few Fuzzi Bunz, but sweet Rosie-posie is still getting rashy. Any other mamas experiencing this?

We're using a bit of Burt's Bees diaper ointment and using water on a baby washcloth for a wipe. Plus, I'm changing her a lot, but she's still getting 2-3 small bright red, raised spots where her little buns touch together right below her vagina. I switched to some sposies someone gave us, but that didn't seem to help.

I'm wondering if it's inevitable, without spending a bunch more money on diapers and/or accessories like silk liners. At 11lbs. 8oz., she barely fits into the newborn prefolds. Could it be that the next largest size PF will help?

Lemme know what you think.
post #30 of 54
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Originally Posted by mamacatsbaby

Different people just keep telling me how he's going to fuss and cry and all that like I'm suppose to just sit there and let someone else try to comfort him or if he doesn't calm down I need to just let him cry or whatever. What's up with that? I think they're not really trying to be mean but still.... Of course I'm going to go to him, they're nuts if they think otherwise! Anybody else dealing with anything similar?
yes, I am dealing with this! and from my own mom which is a surprise since I was raised on tofu sandwiches and mothering magazine in its early days... but my mom just keeps dropping hints that I hold him too much and she regularily uses the "he's okay" line. I want to be the judge of that, thank you! yesterday when I was telling her that he fussed a bit in the car seat she said " well, when you start leaving him alone a bit more he wont feel like he's being abandoned every time you put him down" ...arg! My resonse was just that we weren't planning on leaving him alone any time soon since he's a newborn baby! I don't have any suggestions for you mamacats, just empathy and hugs!
post #31 of 54
I just figured out how to post pics so I had to show my babe.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...vfolderid=2006
post #32 of 54
corina ~ what are you using for detergent? could it possibly be building up on your diapers? you might try running an extra rinse and see if that helps.

well....how's this for knocking your self-esteem down a few notches??

dh and i went contra dancing last night (fun, fun, fun) and TWO women thought i was pregnant.

ds was snooza-palooza so we left him in his carseat with a friend while we danced. both times i didn't say anything....just pointed to the sleeping babe.

what a bummer. i thought i was looking pretty darn cute (and skinny) last night.
post #33 of 54
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Originally Posted by mamacatsbaby

What is it about people anyway? For instance MILs. Even though mine is pretty cool and doesn't really take too many liberties with saying what we should and shouldn't be doing with our son, I dunno.... Like when he starts fussing and I want to take the baby and see what's up, it's like she gets sort of offended or something. And people keep telling me "Oh, he's a baby, he's going to fuss." or "He's OK." She would say that to him over and over when he would start getting fussy, "You're OK, you're OK." Um, no. He doesn't appear to be so to me.

Don't get me wrong. I want her to bond with her grandbaby and everything. I dunno. It's just an undeniable instinct to go to him if he's fussing, etc. I can't fight it. I drop whatever I'm doing and go right to him.

Different people just keep telling me how he's going to fuss and cry and all that like I'm suppose to just sit there and let someone else try to comfort him or if he doesn't calm down I need to just let him cry or whatever. What's up with that? I think they're not really trying to be mean but still.... Of course I'm going to go to him, they're nuts if they think otherwise! Anybody else dealing with anything similar?
i'm still dealing w/ this nonsense w/ #2.

i just hold my boobs and say his crying makes my milk come in (even though it really doesn't) and you should see how fast they hand him over.
post #34 of 54
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Originally Posted by dharmama
i'm still dealing w/ this nonsense w/ #2.

i just hold my boobs and say his crying makes my milk come in (even though it really doesn't) and you should see how fast they hand him over.


that's great! I'll give that one a try!
post #35 of 54
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Originally Posted by dharmama
well....how's this for knocking your self-esteem down a few notches??

dh and i went contra dancing last night (fun, fun, fun) and TWO women thought i was pregnant.

ds was snooza-palooza so we left him in his carseat with a friend while we danced. both times i didn't say anything....just pointed to the sleeping babe.

what a bummer. i thought i was looking pretty darn cute (and skinny) last night.
i still got that 18 months pp with ds#1.....
post #36 of 54
nak

anakna= linky no worky?

erin-

corina- dd just started soaking preemie pfs and was gettinf red bum so i just started using infants, bulkier but more absorbant. I'd try the inf pfs and some naked bum time. hope she gets better!]

too slow typing i'll type more later
post #37 of 54
Corina I was thinking the same thing about the detergent. And I second naked bum time. Also, I'm guessing it's pretty hot now where you are too. That seems to be a contributing factor as well for Sayon's red/pinkness when it occurs. I really like Weleda's calendula baby cream. Pretty much disappears the bumpies and reddies by the next diaper change most of the time for us.

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Originally Posted by taimarie
yesterday when I was telling her that he fussed a bit in the car seat she said " well, when you start leaving him alone a bit more he wont feel like he's being abandoned every time you put him down" ...arg!
For Pete's sake, that doesn't even make sense!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dharmama
i'm still dealing w/ this nonsense w/ #2.

i just hold my boobs and say his crying makes my milk come in (even though it really doesn't) and you should see how fast they hand him over.


I'm soo using this!

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Originally Posted by dharmama
dh and i went contra dancing last night (fun, fun, fun) and TWO women thought i was pregnant.
Sheesh, don't people know better than to make assumptions about PG yet? I know what you mean when you just know you're looking oh so good and someone or something comes along and busts your bubble. For me it's when I'm super confident that I've lost weight then I go to try on a pair of DH's slacks just knowing they're gonna fall right off then nope, can't even get 'em buttoned. :

So little Milky's finally asleep. I'm not even dreaming of putting him down. Awake and cranky he will be and we definitely don't want that. Come on, come on, where's my Moby? :
post #38 of 54
No time for personals...just wanted to post a little gem today. My sister, BIL, niece and nephew are visiting today. If you've been following my posts here and in the bfing forum, you know we have been fighting tooth and nail for our bfing relationship. So I'm talking with sis and BIL about all the problems we've been having, and BIL says something like, "Well, it will probably be a relief when you stop at 3 months." When I said, "Um...I'm not planning on stopping at 3 months" it was met with complete shock (granted, their ped told them that there are no benefits to bfing past 3 months : ). I just couldn't believe the assumption that everyone, naturally, weans at 3 mos.

BIL then asked how long I planned to bf and I said, "I don't know. At least a year." More shock. Sister pretty much dismissed this with: "Oh, well, I don't know *anyone* who bf for a whole year."

Sigh.
post #39 of 54
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Originally Posted by NYCVeg
No time for personals...just wanted to post a little gem today. My sister, BIL, niece and nephew are visiting today. If you've been following my posts here and in the bfing forum, you know we have been fighting tooth and nail for our bfing relationship. So I'm talking with sis and BIL about all the problems we've been having, and BIL says something like, "Well, it will probably be a relief when you stop at 3 months." When I said, "Um...I'm not planning on stopping at 3 months" it was met with complete shock (granted, their ped told them that there are no benefits to bfing past 3 months : ). I just couldn't believe the assumption that everyone, naturally, weans at 3 mos.

BIL then asked how long I planned to bf and I said, "I don't know. At least a year." More shock. Sister pretty much dismissed this with: "Oh, well, I don't know *anyone* who bf for a whole year."

Sigh.
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Ignore 'em Amanda! I understand they got some funky info there but they need to be nothing but supportive.

Sorry, I'm just so POed for you. I mean you're in the middle of this uphill battle and that's what they have to say?

I hope the rest of their visit goes better.
post #40 of 54
weighed wyatt at the health dept today-just a little over 14 lbs at 7 weeks!:

all those cute little newborn clothes are just not going to be used! There was the sweetest little girl baby there too-she was 5 months and was about 10 lbs. but what got me was how interactive she was! I can't wait for wyatt to be so playful-both of my older boys were fascinated with her.
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