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post #101 of 338
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OH YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! DD rolls onto her tummy in bed and slithers closer to me and lifts her upper body and head up and looms at me staring - practically freaking me out - it REALLY unnerves me! But...it's lucky I've not yet screamed! ah...the joys of co-sleeping!

I don't mind waking up and seeing her stare at me, actually I really kind of like it, but she has taken to rolling over and screaming when she does. This is certainly not a nice way for either of us to wake up. And last night and this afternoon (she used to take naps in her crib, but these past few weeks that is *not* ok with her. ) she has been falling asleep and waking up screaming and kicking for no apparent reason every 20 to 25 minutes. I'm at a total loss of what to do.

On the feeding front, we don't BF (long story) and DD has been bottle fed since she was about 2 months old but she's taken to talking and complaining at her bottle the whole time she eats now. Mumbling is probably more likely the right word. But does she ever have something to say while eating!!!
post #102 of 338
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post #103 of 338
Well, pooh. I was afraid that was the answer...we were on a walk today in the a.m. sun, with her wearing a hat and short sleeve shirt, and me carrying an umbrella. She still got sun on her face and arms! :

Anyone use an actual "parasol" that is UV blocking? we live in FL, so it's going to be a problem, I can see, despite my efforts.

Thanks again...
post #104 of 338
We are going to use sunscreen before 6 months, here. I have not gotten any yet, but I don't believe that it will harm her at 5 months, and not at 6. I think the recommendation has more to do with the companies not testing babies younger than 6 months.

I'm in Texas, and we cover up as much as we can, but ultimately, we will end up using it a few times (or not go out, or go out bundled up-- neither choice works for us) before we even get to summer. We'll likely get California Baby or another brand of baby sunscreen.
post #105 of 338
I don't know if DS wakes himself up by rolling over or rolls over after he wakes up. I suspect the latter because when I see him wake up, he frequently pushes up on one side and then the other to see what's going on in the room. I imagine if he doens't find anyone he might roll all the way over. Eventually, he cries, becuase he doesn't see anyone.

That's my theory for why I find him on his back crying when I leave him sleeping on his tummy.

The one fun thing he's started doing is waking me up by sort of swimming over. He'll be lying on the other bed, head up (beds pushed up against each other) and all of a sudden there'll be a head nuzzling my underarm and I see he's turned 90 degrees and pushed himself a foot or two over to come play. Once or twice I hear him sqealing in delight and what's happened is he's gotten his arm stuck between the beds and thinks it's hysterically funny.
post #106 of 338
hello everyone. Ah, sleep. Not sure how many times Talia wakes up at night, but it's at least 4, probably more. I don't look at the clock. And, as a piece of advice to those of you who do know how many times your baby wakes up, don't look at the clock! You will save your sanity, not knowing how little sleep you are getting. Really. I looked at the clock all the time with dd1, and knew that she was waking up every hour. and then of course I got increasingly frustrated, and she probably picked up on it, and on and on the cycle went, until, at 11 months, I nightweaned because I was so sleep deprived, suffering from insomnia, and depressed. ug. So, don't look at the clock!!!! Talia loves to roll over, but can only roll to her left, from back to tummy. She also loves to be diaper-less and fusses when I put a new diaper on. She is such a happy baby, and she cracks me up with her huge smiles. She recognizes songs now too, and lights up when I sing ones she really likes. She loves to suck on everything, and eyes my food enviously. She is also getting better about riding in the car, which is a HUGE relief. She really wants to crawl - when she's on her tummy she tucks her knees up under her, and then fusses because she can't move yet! She loves to touch my face and pull it towards her, and last night she was touching dd1's face and pulling her hair. DD1 is finally ok with her, she went through a big rough patch, and now she is mostly sweet and gentle with her. Though now Talia is starting to grab for her toys, and dd1 doesn't like her to suck on her toys! It's great to hear about all the other babies!
post #107 of 338
My dd fell today! For the first time - it was so hard!

Every morning (since she was born practically) when I brush my teeth, wash my face, and put on makeup I prop her up with a bobby and pillows on an area next to the tub. Well, this morning she was there, happy as could be, we I look at her in the mirror and she smiles - it was fine. Then I wet my face, look up again, and see her falling - AHHHH it went in s l o w m o t i o n. I couldn't get to her fast enough. She is just so much squirmier now! I got her and she was crying and I was crying. I felt her bones and skull to make sure nothing was broken and there was no blood. I then laid down and nursed her. She finally stopped crying to nurse and then was okay. All day today she was more quiet then usual and needed to be held all day.

We went for an adjustment and cried through it but was much better afterward. Do any of you get your dc adjusted? Do they cry through the adjustment? Seraphina often does but is often much better afterward - I have been told that is normal.
post #108 of 338
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Originally Posted by stacyann21 View Post
Good morning,

Adam was sleeping really bad for a while but it's been a little better lately. He usually goes to sleep around 9:00 and sleeps his longest stretch of the night, anywhere from 3-5 hours. I change his diaper and nurse him and then he usually wakes up every 2 hours after that to nurse. I wish he would sleep longer during the second half of the night but I'm also just thankful that we never have to get out of bed. His napping is a little more erratic. He doesn't sleep much during the day at all. He'll cat nap for about 15 minutes in the morning and then sleep about 1.5 hour in the afternoon, that's usually it!

This morning Adam felt a little warm which I thought was strange considering how cold it was last night, he also looked a little flushed. I took his temperature by ear and sure enough he has a slight fever. The first time it read 100.3 then 5 minutes later it was 99.6 I'm trying to just be calm about it right now because it's very likely that it's just from teething. He doesn't have any other symptoms. I've decided to leave fevers be unless they reach 103 (that's my panic number, hehe). Then I'll phone the doctor and see what he/she thinks about controlling the fever.

Well I hope everyone and their babes are doing well
I hope Adam is feeling better today!
post #109 of 338
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My dd fell today! For the first time - it was so hard!

Every morning (since she was born practically) when I brush my teeth, wash my face, and put on makeup I prop her up with a bobby and pillows on an area next to the tub. Well, this morning she was there, happy as could be, we I look at her in the mirror and she smiles - it was fine. Then I wet my face, look up again, and see her falling - AHHHH it went in s l o w m o t i o n. I couldn't get to her fast enough. She is just so much squirmier now! I got her and she was crying and I was crying. I felt her bones and skull to make sure nothing was broken and there was no blood. I then laid down and nursed her. She finally stopped crying to nurse and then was okay. All day today she was more quiet then usual and needed to be held all day.

We went for an adjustment and cried through it but was much better afterward. Do any of you get your dc adjusted? Do they cry through the adjustment? Seraphina often does but is often much better afterward - I have been told that is normal.
Oh mama! Hope she is doing ok! And hope you aren't too traumatized...
post #110 of 338
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Originally Posted by jchizever View Post
My dd fell today! For the first time - it was so hard!

Every morning (since she was born practically) when I brush my teeth, wash my face, and put on makeup I prop her up with a bobby and pillows on an area next to the tub. Well, this morning she was there, happy as could be, we I look at her in the mirror and she smiles - it was fine. Then I wet my face, look up again, and see her falling - AHHHH it went in s l o w m o t i o n. I couldn't get to her fast enough. She is just so much squirmier now! I got her and she was crying and I was crying. I felt her bones and skull to make sure nothing was broken and there was no blood. I then laid down and nursed her. She finally stopped crying to nurse and then was okay. All day today she was more quiet then usual and needed to be held all day.

We went for an adjustment and cried through it but was much better afterward. Do any of you get your dc adjusted? Do they cry through the adjustment? Seraphina often does but is often much better afterward - I have been told that is normal.

I hope you all are doing ok. I can't imagine how scared you were. How do they adjust such a little baby? I was thinking of bringing our DD, but I wasn't sure what they would do or how they would do it. Have a great day.
post #111 of 338
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jchizever - ouch! That must have been horrible for both of you! I still remember a couple of unpleasant incidents from DS's first couple of years (he's 12 now) - including the time he tripped at a friend's house when he was under 2 and still has a tiny - very tiny - scar on his upper lip from that fall - I watched it in slow motion across the room .

I take all 3 kids to the chiropractor to be adjusted...All have been adjusted since they were TINY...including DD#2 who was first adjusted when she was 8 days old! How does the chiro do it? He holds her and it's as if he's running his fingers along her spine, on her head, etc. Barely any pressure...Find a chiro who's been trained to work on babies, not all have!!!! No - DD doesn't usually cry during an adjustment. It's also not as easy to adjust a crying babe!
post #112 of 338
Thanks for all your well wishes - both Seraphina and I are doing well.

One of my good friends is a chiropractor and came over 3 days after dd was born and adjusted her for the first time. I trust her completly and I do believe that it has its benefits.
post #113 of 338
jchizever -- I'm so sorry! I'm sure she's doing fine.

DS also fell last week, except that he was dropped! We were home for Passover, and my mother was handing him back to DH and I guess let go before DH had him fully, so he fell from chest height. DH did grab his outfit as he fell and dove with him, so the impact was minor, and he stopped crying as soon as he was handed to me, so I think was fine, but still!

The funniest part is that my brother had been leaving a message on my sister's cell phone at the time. The message goes something like this: "Hi ___, I just...oops...oh, shoooot...wait...oh, shooot, oh, SHOOOOOOOOOOT!...um, gotta go, someone just dropped the baby!...um, um, I guess I'll call you back!" And in the background between the first two "oh shoot!"s you hear a thud and a crying baby and some exclamations.

I don't think I would have found it funny right then, but since we didn't hear the message till a couple of days later it was funny .
post #114 of 338
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Where is everyone?

Guess what we discovered on Friday? DD has her first tooth! She was sucking on my finger and I felt this sharpness. Sure enough - a tooth! Bottom right.

What about your babes???
post #115 of 338
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Originally Posted by twogreencars View Post
Where is everyone?

Guess what we discovered on Friday? DD has her first tooth! She was sucking on my finger and I felt this sharpness. Sure enough - a tooth! Bottom right.

What about your babes???
How exciting!! Landis has been teething for quite some time but doesn't yet have a tooth to show for it.

jchizever, I'm glad you and Seraphina are doing well. (What a neat name, by the way.)

Dov's Mom, sounds like a scary experience for you guys too. How fortunate that you were able to slow him down.

Landis is trying his hardest to crawl. He hasn't quite figured out how to move his arms, but he's getting up on hands and knees or hands and toes and rocking, and doing crawling motions with his knees. His latest way of traveling is to get up on hands and toes and dive forward.

Has anyone else had their baby space out their feedings? For the last few weeks, my constant nurser has only wanted to eat every 3-4 hours, and sometimes even longer between feedings. He's gaining weight just fine and seems to be happy and healthy, but I'm :. I never thought I would see the day when he would want to go longer than 45 minutes without nursing.
post #116 of 338
We've got just the hint of pearly whites showing, and have for a while. She likes to scrape them along things...

I wish the feedings had spaced out, although they have gotten shorter. Especially when there's fun things going on it's like "let's eat quick and get out of here" .

And we finally have naps again! They're kinda all over the place in terms of length, but she's gotten tired early morning, afternoon, and evening for the last three days. Now if I could just get her to sleep some way other than attached...
post #117 of 338
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jchizever -- I'm so sorry! I'm sure she's doing fine.

DS also fell last week, except that he was dropped! We were home for Passover, and my mother was handing him back to DH and I guess let go before DH had him fully, so he fell from chest height. DH did grab his outfit as he fell and dove with him, so the impact was minor, and he stopped crying as soon as he was handed to me, so I think was fine, but still!

The funniest part is that my brother had been leaving a message on my sister's cell phone at the time. The message goes something like this: "Hi ___, I just...oops...oh, shoooot...wait...oh, shooot, oh, SHOOOOOOOOOOT!...um, gotta go, someone just dropped the baby!...um, um, I guess I'll call you back!" And in the background between the first two "oh shoot!"s you hear a thud and a crying baby and some exclamations.

I don't think I would have found it funny right then, but since we didn't hear the message till a couple of days later it was funny .
That's a great story!!! Thanks for the well wishes - she is doing fine now. Although I think she is teething - she has been extra cranky today. She is also finding her voice and has spent the day making loud, screeching noises in my ear...I now have a headache. Oh well.
post #118 of 338
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DS also fell last week, except that he was dropped! We were home for Passover, and my mother was handing him back to DH and I guess let go before DH had him fully, so he fell from chest height. DH did grab his outfit as he fell and dove with him, so the impact was minor, and he stopped crying as soon as he was handed to me, so I think was fine, but still!
...um, gotta go, someone just dropped the baby!...um, um, I guess I'll call you back!" And in the background between the first two "oh shoot!"s you hear a thud and a crying baby and some exclamations.

I don't think I would have found it funny right then, but since we didn't hear the message till a couple of days later it was funny .
How awful! And how funny it was recorded! It would be kinda cool to save that recording for when DC is old enough to appreciate it!
post #119 of 338
I thought of all you mamas today while A and I were at fellowship - she kept popping off to show everybody my nipple!

Jodee, the following story is dedicated to you! You are a way better mom than I am!

Since this seems to be a milestone for several of us lately...
Yesterday was my BIL's wedding. Of course, I brought my sling and during the cocktail hour (not that I was drinking, mind you - I wanted both hands free for appetizers!), I decided to put her in it. Well, I don't know what happened, but she was wearing this very poufy dress, and as I was adjusting the shoulder, she fell right out. I sort of caught her on the way down, but she definitely landed with a bump. I've never been so freaked out in my whole life. She started screaming and we ran out of the tent and hid. She's fine of course, not even a scratch, but I felt like I was going to cry the whole day. Luckily my new SIL is a chiro who specializes in babies (shout out to you...I heard you monitor my posts ) She gave A a thorough check up and promised that she'd be fine.

On top of everything else...I felt like a total idiot because this other couple with a tiny baby were totally eyeing me put A in the sling. I'm so sure I'm going to find a post in babywearing about this dysfunctional mom who doesn't even know how to use her sling.

Arrgh...I still feel shaky about it

Oohh, I keep meaning to ask if anybody's eyes have changed color yet.
post #120 of 338
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Originally Posted by esylvia View Post
I thought of all you mamas today while A and I were at fellowship - she kept popping off to show everybody my nipple!

Jodee, the following story is dedicated to you! You are a way better mom than I am!

Since this seems to be a milestone for several of us lately...
Yesterday was my BIL's wedding. Of course, I brought my sling and during the cocktail hour (not that I was drinking, mind you - I wanted both hands free for appetizers!), I decided to put her in it. Well, I don't know what happened, but she was wearing this very poufy dress, and as I was adjusting the shoulder, she fell right out. I sort of caught her on the way down, but she definitely landed with a bump. I've never been so freaked out in my whole life. She started screaming and we ran out of the tent and hid. She's fine of course, not even a scratch, but I felt like I was going to cry the whole day. Luckily my new SIL is a chiro who specializes in babies (shout out to you...I heard you monitor my posts ) She gave A a thorough check up and promised that she'd be fine.

On top of everything else...I felt like a total idiot because this other couple with a tiny baby were totally eyeing me put A in the sling. I'm so sure I'm going to find a post in babywearing about this dysfunctional mom who doesn't even know how to use her sling.

Arrgh...I still feel shaky about it

Oohh, I keep meaning to ask if anybody's eyes have changed color yet.
You did great...no shame. It's interesting that so many of our little ones are experiencing falls around the same time! I guess not that they are more squirmy. I am glad your dd is doing well and how fortunate for you that your SIL is a chiropractor!

No eye color changing yet - and I am hoping that it doesn't. She has the most magnifecent blue eyes right now - I am really hoping they stay that color. DH has blue so there is a chance (I have hazel).
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