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post #41 of 236
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Originally Posted by ~pi
I had a sweet experience today. I took a shower while he was napping. He woke up partway through and started crying. I quickly finished up and went to get him, by which time he was in full-fledged scream. As I walked into our room, I was talking to him and telling him mama's here. He calmed right down and stopped crying. That's the first time he's done that just from hearing my voice, and it just made me melt.
Okay, that makes me want to cry. Isn't that the best thing in the world??? I'm so happy for you - - our little ones are so awesome!!! (despite making us delirious from sleep deprivation. )

Elsanne – I would be like you, I wouldn’t worry too much about it unless it interferes physically or emotionally (for her at a later date). It’s just something extra that makes her a little more of an individual!

Cori – I hear you on the missing dairy. My guy seemed fussy at about week two, so I cut out all my dairy, and my *one* cup of coffee a day. I am soooo missing them both. But, he’s not fussy anymore. There’s only one way to really confirm if dairy was the reason, and that would be to add it back to my diet, and see if he becomes fussy again. But….I’m not in any rush to do that!! I’m just now finally getting a few blocks of sleep at night. I’m willing to sacrifice my cereal and cheese/crackers for that!

Ashley – nice system you’ve got with dh!!

Sonja - big s to you!

Kate – Again, I am *wowed* by all you twin mamas (and young older babes). I won’t say, “I don’t know how you do it,” ‘cause I know you do it because there’s no other option (you’ve got two, you deal with two! You’ve got three, you deal with three! Etc., etc.). I just want you mamas to know that I to you!!

Jami – Hang in there, mama. Your little guy will get the hang of the bottle – it’ll just take some time, and some snuggles. (for him, and for you!)

Pavlina - I totally agree! DH and I have been in total amazement about our older ds ever since Nate was born. He seems so HUGE!
post #42 of 236
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Originally Posted by ashtree
anyone know what causes hiccups? it seems like arlo always has them-it doesnt seem to bother him, but i feel bad. is there anything i can do to help him get rid of them other than nurse? i think hes getting tired of my constantly sticking a nipple in his face.
Aren't hiccups actually good for babies? Something about helping them develop their diaphragm? (I'm having a pretty fuzzy recollection here, so I might be wrong, but I recall something about them helping the baby develop some muscle that isn't quite ready to go at birth?)

And dittos on the kudos to the twin mamas (or heck, anyone with more than one small person to attend to! )
post #43 of 236
I'm still here. On vacation at the ils, so don't have much time online.

dd3 is doing well. She is reacting to food that i'm eating but i'm not sure what. I think i need to stop eating dairy again(had too with dd2) and maybe peanuts. Going to do so right after we(dh and I) go to a favorite restaurant that i haven't gone since dd2 was born. : And at home it will be easier to not eat those food compared to being at the ils.

We can see since we have been here that dd3 is growing like weed. She now has a double chin and i can see that after our trip, i will need to put some clothes away. The thought is kind of sad as she is my last baby.

Everyone is enjoying holding dd3. I also get to have breaks as there is more ppl to hold her.

gtg
post #44 of 236
Nice for a break, Sandrine! My SIL is in town visiting me for a week and these last two days I've had fussatron Amara; my SIL loves holding her and does not shy from screaming child. I just keep going back n forth about how what we eat affects them or doesn't, it seems so friccin' random.

I just looove my chunky chicken noodle girl!!! She is smiling now, not every time, but especially after a good nurse or a good poo she's happy as all get out. I guess I get pretty happy after those things too.
post #45 of 236
hi everyone...Jacob has started sleeping longer stretches at night. it just takes me back to when Caleb started sleeping through. night before last he slept from 12:30-4:45 and last night he slept from 12:30-5:45. luckily I don't need to rely solely on reverse cycling to keep my supply/nursing relationship.

Jacob still has baby acne...is that okay or no? I have to call tomorrow to make his 1m wbv and will definately ask his dr then but until then should i freak out or ask for it to be asap or what?
post #46 of 236
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Originally Posted by elsanne
She is smiling now, not every time, but especially after a good nurse or a good poo she's happy as all get out. I guess I get pretty happy after those things too.
are those baby smiles not just the BEST THING EVER?!?!?!?! i swear, i can be having the most difficult moment imaginable, and one little smile out of the baby x man, and i'm just head over heels happy in love!

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Originally Posted by CalebsMama05
Jacob still has baby acne...is that okay or no?
x still has his ... my ds1 didn't break out until around 4-5 weeks and had it for about a month after that. x has had his going on 4 weeks now, and it's starting to clear up. i am not worried.

in other news, and no way i expect this to keep on, but x man has been sleeping 4-5 hours at night - until last night when he slept a whopping 7 hour stretch! unbelievable! i know i'll pay dearly for telling y'all ... but ds1 didn't sleep longer than 2 or 3 hours until he was 22 months old (and still gets up 2-3x/night), so this is completely foreign to me.

i hope everyone is having a good night. i'm off to bed now.
post #47 of 236
HI guys---Sue, I am celebrating too because last night she woke up ONCE to eat!!! I don't know when it was so I don't know how many hours it was, but then she woke up for second feeding at 7 am!!! I am, like, :!

Amara got acne too, about a week ago, and still has it. Bless her little heart. mw says something relating to hormones leaving her body or something.
post #48 of 236
We have the acne too! Just showed up a couple days ago. I imagine it will be gone soon.
post #49 of 236
Baby acne here is horrible! Especially with all the hot weather (it's worse with heat). I just found out that DS's pro-BFing, pro-delayed vaxing, pro-selective vaxing pediatrition isn't covered by our insurance! We have BC/BS, I thought everyone took them. I'm really ticked about it ... the ped's wife is a LLL friend of my mom's too. The search is on for another one.

DS is still quite the sleeper. He sometimes is awake until about 11 or 12, but he'll sleep until 9 or 10 with just 2 feedings in-between (that I can usually sleep through). One thing I love the most is DS cuddling right up to me in the night ... he's a little heat seeking missile!
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im reading but no time
post #51 of 236
I've been busy here too, my mom is in town helping. She will leave on Friday after staying for 2 weeks, it has been a real life saver! She has been great with helping DS get up and going in the mornings and playing with him. I'm going to be at a loss when she is gone. She's been pretty much taking care of dinner too, I foresee a lot of sandwiches coming up in the next few weeks.

DD has baby acne too. Isn't it lovely? I don't remember how long it took to go away with DS.
post #52 of 236
the baby acne will go away faster if you wash their faces gently with a plain wet wash cloth a few times a day- it really helped for my baby boy's face.

weighed the babies at the grocery store this weekend- Illyria has gone from 6lbs 13.5oz at 2 weeks to 9 lbs 4oz at 6 weeks & Finn went from 8lbs 1oz to 11lbs 8oz!!!!! all on my momma milk!!!!!!!!! i'm like a super hero with super powers! can't wait to see my FP's face at their 2 month check up
post #53 of 236
Kate--isn't it incredible to realize that with your body, you are MAKING this other human? She is getting fat & cute because of you, literally you are making her!! It is amazing.
post #54 of 236
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Originally Posted by 1stTimeMummytoLore
the baby acne will go away faster if you wash their faces gently with a plain wet wash cloth a few times a day- it really helped for my baby boy's face.
Acne here too and this is helping us. DD1 is getting it where her hair touches her back, so I think it's heat/sweat-related too. Wipedowns are good for that.

We seem to be hitting the 3 week growth spurt. At least I hope this is it. DD is nursing constantly, including every 2 hours at night. *sigh* I had really gotten used to the 5-6 hour stretch. I feel like a zombie lately.
post #55 of 236
regarding acne - x has it all over his body, but without a doubt it lessens when he gets a daily soak in his tub. plus, i think it helps that the heat wave broke ... and at 6 wks old, acne is almost gone.

OMG he's SIX WEEKS OLD - how time flies!?!?!?! (when you're trapped under a nursing newborn for weeks on end, through waking, through sleeping, through 3 year old climbing over both of ya, full of smooches and squeezes repeating "i luvvin him so much, mommy!" ... ain't life grand? )

speaking of growing, x is hard-pressed to fit into his 0-3 month clothes ... not because of the diaper, which i thought might be the case, but because the fat rolls on his arms and neck and his barrel chest are too big! chunker. fat, happy babies give me the warm and tinglies!

got a note from preschool that ds1 was exposed to strep throat and scarlet fever ... going to read up on those now.

i hope you all are well. have a great day everyone!
post #56 of 236
hiya! no time to talk right now, but i'll try to get caught up this evening

not sleeping here and it's rough...
post #57 of 236
Hi everyone, I keep reading the posts but never have time to post myself. Little man is sleeping so I can spare few minutes. Plus I had a flu over the weekned, still recovering from that : I tell you, having a 2 week old and flu = not the best combination!

As far as my belly - someone asked....I think it's doing fine. But I think I will go to an GYN to have me checked because I am still bleeding, but only when I go pee - I think I have a tear in there that breaks every time I go pee and there's streem of bright blood coming out. I can't figure out where it is coming form so I will have to have someone check on that. It's really odd, it does not hurt or anything, but it keeps bleeding.....

As far as the baby goes - he's having some acne too, but very little. His bum is looking very raw though I've been puting some zinc ointment on it which really helps, but still I don't like it when his cute little bum is just so sore looking.

I've been meaning to ask here......he's been really weird sometimes about nursing. Several times a day he gets so upset when he is nursing!! I mean he is pissed off! He is so frustrated and I can't figure out why! And it is NOt my let down, which is by no means harsh! He is mad the whole time he is nursing and if I take him off the breast he screams like a mad man looking for the bobbie. My theory is that he just wants to suck on me but he's not interested in milk because after each sesion like that he pukes everything right out. So I am assuming his belly is full and he just wants the comfort nursing. What do you think? He LOVES sucking on my finrger though, that camls him right down! What would you do? Would you give him a paci? I HATE them and I'd really rather not do that.....my DS1 never had it.
post #58 of 236
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What do you think? He LOVES sucking on my finrger though, that camls him right down! What would you do? Would you give him a paci? I HATE them and I'd really rather not do that.....my DS1 never had it.
If you asked me this question before ds2 was born, I would have been against the pacifier - I too hate them and never used one with my first ds.

However, with ds2, it is a necessity and a life saver!!! With our nursing issues and my sore nipples, I can't let him suck day in and day out. And he would if I let him!!! I give it to him when it is clear he is not nursing for milk and is fussing. It calms him down immediately and gives my nipples a chance to heal. I know they are made out to be evil, but I've come around on them. Just another "never say never" lesson for me...


I'm so sorry you had the flu - ugh, how terrible when dealing with two little ones and especially a newborn!! :
post #59 of 236
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Originally Posted by soapdiva
If you asked me this question before ds2 was born, I would have been against the pacifier - I too hate them and never used one with my first ds.

However, with ds2, it is a necessity and a life saver!!! With our nursing issues and my sore nipples, I can't let him suck day in and day out. And he would if I let him!!! I give it to him when it is clear he is not nursing for milk and is fussing. It calms him down immediately and gives my nipples a chance to heal. I know they are made out to be evil, but I've come around on them. Just another "never say never" lesson for me...


I'm so sorry you had the flu - ugh, how terrible when dealing with two little ones and especially a newborn!! :
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This baby is my first to use a paci too. No regrets here, so far.
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