Ugh, anyone else absolutely starving? I can't eat enough. I dropped 20 lbs in the first few days pp but have been stuck at the same weight ever since. Seems like it all dropped off quick with dd. Oh well. I'm mostly annoyed just because here I am again without clothes that fit me.
Oh, and I'm so paranoid about dd bringing home germs that I've been reluctant to let her go to the park and playland to play.
How do you mamas with older kids try to minimize older kids getting the little ones sick? (Yes I know it helps them build their immunities when they get sick, but with Miles' breathing issues I would prefer to keep him illness-free for a while longer
Yeah, I was doing what I could to do the "uphill" nursing to help him, but I really was reluctant to give up my side-lying nursing position at bedtime (he does the worst with side-lying)... so I was trying to get my supply to match his needs, and I was down to the "block nursing" suggestion -- but it doesn't make sense to me. (You are supposed to keep baby on one side for several hours and not restrict feeding. Then switch to the other side and then stay on that side for several hours. But I don't get why that would help. Although I'm trying it.) Finally I decided to just give up and take him to the rocker to nurse at night -- he's actually only waking up 2 times to nurse at night now since I started that, plus I think the tummy sleeping is making a huge difference. Anyway,
point is I guess we will get through this ok. Gosh I just hate it when he chokes though.
Originally Posted by monkeybum
Anyone else with "fast breathing" babes have a waterbirth by chance? The MW says my guy did not open his mouth in the water but just another thing I was thinking of. But his lungs are clear, so it's probably unrelated. I also have a fast let-down/oversupply...hmmm...and his fast breathing started the day my milk came in.
I didn't do a waterbirth with this one (but I did with my dd, who had no breathing issues), but he was
born very quickly -- so had less time to get squeezed. (Although his lungs sounded clear too.) You know, it sounds like the one common thing here is the fast letdown/oversupply, and Miles got worse when my milk came in too.
|How the heck am I going to manage with a potty-training 3 year old when DH goes back to work though? It's mayhem with poop everywhere, sinks/toilets overflowing...I almost wish he'd stay in diapers until babe is old enough to be put down for a bit when needed, (he doesn't like that much now!). Any tips on managing two???
omg mama, i wish i had some advice. that sounds rough!
Originally Posted by Heather423
was up every hour all last night and up all morning for almost 8 hours on an off. She has her days/nights mixed up. Have you guys had any luck setting any kind of schedule? Is she too young yet for that? She is 5 weeks old.
DS here is great with the day/night thing, but with my DD it was a nightmare. I've read that keeping the noise level down during the day helps (counter-intuitive) ... but I had NO luck getting my DD to switch for a long time (hard to remember though, it was 4 years ago.)
Originally Posted by seeing_stars
Hopefully I'll be able to stay out of the hospital and enjoy my baby! I am so sad that she had to have formula. I was always so proud that my older son never had a drop and I feel like I've given this new baby "worse" treatment than I was able to give her brother.
Oh mama, you did an amazing job!!! How many mamas would have been able to freeze so much for their babies? And you didn't know that you were going to have all those unforeseen circumstances. You should totally be proud!! (But yeah, I would be totally furious at that doc
: ) I'm so sorry that you've been having so many problems!
Yay Llyra, glad to hear you had a good day! And
at one smiley face per day that your dh is off.
Have a good rest!
Originally Posted by Wild Flowers
Gwen either has a bad dairy thing or she is sick.
Oh no! I hate hate hate it when a tiny baby is sick. Nothing else fills me with such helplessness than to see them struggling. I hope she clears up soon. Do you like to use the little blue suction thing to clear out the nose? And of course being in the bathroom while a steamy shower runs..