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post #161 of 510
Oooh, the mother/mother-in-law chat here has me grateful (for once) to live across the Pacific! I was so desperately happy to have my Mom here when Nevie was born, though. The adjustment has been pretty big for me... bigger than I expected... so I have my fair share of freaked-out moments. I called my Mom in a pretty weepy state yesterday and she flat-out told me that she's afraid I'm going to end up depressed. I can see where she's coming from, but on the other hand... It's kind of my pattern to cry a lot during new, challenging experiences until I adjust. So oh well. But that's a bit off topic. I kind of dread the MIL experience... she is a wonderful, sweet, kind lady -- but passive agressive and a bit manipulative -- so it will be interesting to sense her judgments on my mommy abilities.

Nevie's poo has gone back to green and mucousy (after a brief respite of mucousy, but orange/brown) and it's driving me NUTS! Luckily she's still really healthy, awake, no fever, smiling... so it's probably something so minor that it's not worth worrying about. Can't help it, though. Still waiting until monday to call the doc's office again. She was awake so much eating yesterday (hoo-ah, growth spurt) that she slept from 10:30 to 0400! I was pretty much dancing with glee.

Man, I almost forgot to order my Moby wrap that I promised to get! I'm on it...
post #162 of 510
Hello, it so good to catch up with everybody.
Violet is doing great. nursing like champ. She spends most of the day in a sling. My Pea in a Pod is my favorite. So far she has only been in cloth,even in the hospital. I am LOVING being her mom!
Dh and i have had a few problems,nothing major, just getting use to being parents.
I cant seem to find the time to do anything but nurse, change her, wash diapers and maybe brush my hair, MAYBE!!She is still feeding every 2-3 hours and stays latched on for an hour or more. I have things that need to be mailed out( thank you notes),my garden is a jungle.My mom and sister came and cleaned house for me the other day.
Glad to see everyone is doing okand that babies are healthy and happy,
Kaitlin
post #163 of 510
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Originally Posted by Megs_BK

Nevie's poo has gone back to green and mucousy (after a brief respite of mucousy, but orange/brown) and it's driving me NUTS! Luckily she's still really healthy, awake, no fever, smiling... so it's probably something so minor that it's not worth worrying about. Can't help it, though. Still waiting until monday to call the doc's office again. She was awake so much eating yesterday (hoo-ah, growth spurt) that she slept from 10:30 to 0400! I was pretty much dancing with glee.
I may be off base here, but green/mucousy *can* be a sign of a foremilk/hindmilk issue; if babe is gettign more foremilk (less fat) than hindmilk (more fat) it can make poops green and frothy. Here are a couple links to info on foremilk/hindmilk, oversupply, and overactive letdown, to see if any of it applies to you. I have oversupply/overactive letdown issues, and it was really helpful for me to read these pages and figure a couple tricks out.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html

http://www.wiessinger.baka.com/bfing...e/gulping.html

Hope I'm not nosing in too much; the green mucous thing just stuck out to me because I had just read the articles a couple days ago. If it doesn't apply, sorry for butting in!
post #164 of 510
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Originally Posted by awinkler
Hi everyone!
I wasn't a part of the DDC, but I had my baby June 2006, so I'd like to join, if that's OK. My son Soren was born June 12. I'm wondering if anyone has read Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Weissbluth? I read the Sears book (the Baby Book), and really liked a lot of what I read.

Now I'm wondering if I should worry more about when my baby takes naps, and putting him in his bassinet to sleep..? He normally takes his naps when I wear him in my sling, and we're cosleeping now. What do y'all think? Is that normal stuff for an almost 9 week old?
Welcome!
Congrats on your new baby boy!

I think what you are doing is fine and you should toss that book into the garbage. The baby book is a good read and it helped us with dd1 when she was a baby. The healthy sleep book was given to us and I read it and threw it out.

I cannot think of a safer place for your baby than sleeping close to you at night or in the sling while you're out and about. I think of it as the 4th trimester in a way. If your baby is more comfortable in the bassoinet and you are too than byu all means but what your doing seems to already jive w you so keep going!
post #165 of 510
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Originally Posted by KnittingKara
We have a car trip tomorrow to make so I figure he'll probably decide to make like the play doh fun factory in the car somewhere along state road 31


That's what my DH calls it too!!!

And Marlow can make so much poop come out of her bumkins and hardly any stay in the diaper!
post #166 of 510
So how's everyone's motor skills? Aurora got really frustrated yesterday because she was trying to roll herself over but couldn't go all the way. She started doing the anger cry so I picked her up and told her she gave it her best try. It's amazing to see how hard they work even this small to learn and grow.

She does hold her head up really well now though and loves to be held in a sitting position so she can look around.
post #167 of 510
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Originally Posted by awinkler
Hi everyone!
I wasn't a part of the DDC, but I had my baby June 2006, so I'd like to join, if that's OK. My son Soren was born June 12. I'm wondering if anyone has read Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Weissbluth? I read the Sears book (the Baby Book), and really liked a lot of what I read.

Now I'm wondering if I should worry more about when my baby takes naps, and putting him in his bassinet to sleep..? He normally takes his naps when I wear him in my sling, and we're cosleeping now. What do y'all think? Is that normal stuff for an almost 9 week old?
Congrats on your ds. Nice name.

I also agree w/ Amys1st about the book...I'd totally toss it. I don't understand why people think it's such a bad thing to hold/cuddle/carry your dc. Makes me so mad. I just got my sling yesterday and am ALREADY hearing comments like, "he's not gonna let anyone else hold him now!" or "you're gonna spoil him!" Ugh.....it's soo annoying. I ignore them for the most part.

BTW - Elijah LOVES being in his sling. Every which way too. He's sleeping in it right now..
post #168 of 510
Ok so since we aren't doing well-visits, Elijah hasn't been weighed since 5 days old by our mw. What I did today was stood on a scale and then held him and stood on it. Well, he was 9lbs even at birth - gained a half a pound at 5 days old - and now at 7 wks 1 day he's a whopping 14 lbs!

Who knows how accurate that scale was but I was guessing around 13 lbs so it seems about right.
post #169 of 510
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[QUOTE=EcoMama7got my sling yesterday and am ALREADY hearing comments like, "he's not gonna let anyone else hold him now!" or "you're gonna spoil him!" Ugh.....it's soo annoying. I ignore them for the most part.

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That really stinks. I have now on a daily occurance had someone ask me about my sling and where I got it etc. Since Maggie is a cuddlier anyhow, she has been held by half my town already and every relative ever related to her and their relatives!

She had quite a following with her circumstances surronding her birth and all so everyone wants to see her etc.
post #170 of 510
Hey ladies! I only have a few minutes, but wanted to post real quick.


William has been in the hospital for meningitus (?). Thankfully it is viral, but he was still pretty sick there for a while. We are home now, and I think we both have to recover....it was pretty scary. While I was sitting htere, I was really wishing for a laptop!!

I will be back with more info later, but he is doing well now...

~C~
post #171 of 510
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Originally Posted by Caroline248
Hey ladies! I only have a few minutes, but wanted to post real quick.


William has been in the hospital for meningitus (?). Thankfully it is viral, but he was still pretty sick there for a while. We are home now, and I think we both have to recover....it was pretty scary. While I was sitting htere, I was really wishing for a laptop!!

I will be back with more info later, but he is doing well now...

~C~
Hope William is feeling better soon! and Wishing you both a speedy recovery!
post #172 of 510
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Originally Posted by Caroline248
Hey ladies! I only have a few minutes, but wanted to post real quick.


William has been in the hospital for meningitus (?). Thankfully it is viral, but he was still pretty sick there for a while. We are home now, and I think we both have to recover....it was pretty scary. While I was sitting htere, I was really wishing for a laptop!!

I will be back with more info later, but he is doing well now...

~C~
Wow. My hubby had that when he was a babe, too. Glad William is better, and hope you feel better too soon, that must have been so hard on you emotionally !!!
post #173 of 510
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Originally Posted by EcoMama7
Congrats on your ds. Nice name.

I also agree w/ Amys1st about the book...I'd totally toss it. I don't understand why people think it's such a bad thing to hold/cuddle/carry your dc.
: me three. DS slept *on* me at least part of the time in some way, shape, or form until he was 13 months, and I savored every moment...now that he's a VERY independent 30 months and doesn't want to snuggle much at all any more, I have a year's worth of sweet, sleepy fond memories to look back on. They're little for such a short time and get so independent on their own so soon, why push them away early?

The only thing I found Weissbluth useful for was for getting a little info on sleep rhythms and suggestions for a routine, which I followed loosely and it worked really well for us.

DD is currently snoozing on me on the Boppy - and I'm not budging.


Oh, and welcome!!
post #174 of 510
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Originally Posted by Amys1st
I have now on a daily occurance had someone ask me about my sling and where I got it etc.
I had 15 people (I started counting after the 5th one) stop me today in the supermarket and ask me about my wrap, was it comfy, what a great idea, it's so cool, etc. etc. Oh - and how sweet DD is :

I usually use my Maya pouch when we're out, but have been loving the wrap at home lately so used it for the first time in public today...talk about a sensation. Usually a couple people say something with the pouch, but this time it was unreal with the wrap. Not a whole lot of babywearers here, clearly. I passed by a preggo woman and saw her eyeing me, and we passed again a couple times and I tried to engage her in conversation and recommend babywearing to her, but she didn't seem interested
post #175 of 510
Caroline... I'm thinking of you and your baby.. Hoping he's well soon. Love to you both.
post #176 of 510
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Originally Posted by chiromama
Caroline... I'm thinking of you and your baby.. Hoping he's well soon. Love to you both.

I wanted to ask you...should I take him to see our chiro on Monday? I called her at home, but she wasn't around...would that be a good help or not such a great idea??

~C~
post #177 of 510
Depends on how he is, and where he is in his wellness. If your chiro is comfortable with it will be the final factor. I'd def talk to her first before the appt. I personally would be ok with it, if he were on themend and not contagious.
post #178 of 510
Caroline~How scary for you. I'm glad William is doing better.

Well, we went out today for the first time for an extended time. Evie was in her sling the entire time. I lost count of the number of people who came up to look at her and marvel over the sling. Yesterday when we were eating, an older lady and her pregnant granddaughter were at the table beside of us and she asked me where I had gotten it. I wrote down a few websites for her to check out. I honestly don't know how I got by without one with my first! I love this thing.

I also decided that I wanted to try to make a wrap, so we went to Wal-Mart and got super cheap fabric. When I brought it home, it was way to bulky. (Should I cut it to a specific width?) so last night dh and I got out the sewing machine and made another sling out of it. The fabric is stretchy unlike the sling I have and we did a decent job on it surprisingly enough!
post #179 of 510
Hi all, I'm on my way to bed, but I have a few questions.
Philip is very gassy, particularly at night. He will grunt for long periods of time and then he sometimes has explosive sounding poops. DH bought some mylecon (sp?) --anti-gas stuff-- but I would rather figure out another way to treat it. Thoughts?
I have considered the overactive letdown/oversupply issue but have really tried to make some changes, and they don't totally affect the gas.
I am also wondering about a food sensitivity, such as dairy?
(I am also posting this on the bf forum)

2. I REALLY want a moby wrap but I am lacking in $$ right now. I do not have a sewing machine. Is there anyway for me to make a wrap?

Ok, more later. I hope everyone's sick children are better!
post #180 of 510
Oh.... Jessica! I have the answers to at least one of your prayers!! http://www.wearyourbaby.org/Default.aspx?tabid=124 My mom made me two.. she added name tags in the center of the wrap tomake it easy to put on. I bought the fabric on sale for about $23 - and it made 3 wraps. So if you find 2 others to go in with you it could cost as little as $7.
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