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post #121 of 663
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Originally Posted by kittn View Post
you just described my younger set to a T! sammy gets very angry when i tell him he cannot nurse every time he asks. i feel sad because my precious handful; sammy seems to be having a tough time. he doesnt act out towards the baby just everyone else. which at least the rest of us can defend ourselves
My 2.5 year old is pretty much acting this way. He will get upset if I tell him he can't nurse inthe middle of the day. I tell him only to go night night and he will tell me he's ready for a nap. Which isn't always true, he just wants to nurse. But his suck is different than the baby's and after about 5 minutes, it will get pretty uncomfortable. So I have to tell him 1 more minute. He will cry but he will get over it shortly. And he's been testing me like CRAZY. He listens to DH very well and he's at work all day so this doesn't help me any. He has also been wacking his 2 older brothers. For no reason. Just sit next to them for a minute or 2 and then smack them in the back. It's getting very OLD!

So my days are filled with doing errands, h-schooling, nursing, andd chasing my 2.5 year old around. Boy I'd love to make it to bed before midnight atleast 1 night!!!
post #122 of 663
i am so frustated with my infant carrier situation! i have a maya sling that i've had since dd1 but could never quite master it with a newborn. so....i ordered a WAHM made pouch & made my own moby-style wrap. the pouch is too small ($40 wasted) and i just found my wrap....CUT IN HALF by dear dd1!!!?@#$! i loved that thing - so comfy & ezra enjoyed it, too. now i'm left to try & figure out the maya for a third time! thankfully i enjoy using the maya when the babes have some head control but the whole newborn thing is an enigma to me. i was able to carry ezra in it once with great success but since then he gets fussy & wiggly & doesn't seem comfortable. UGH!!!
post #123 of 663
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Originally Posted by MSAX View Post
Are other people crying - not like ppd or anything super serious - just crying and feeling drained and tired! I am. I feel kind of overwhelmed by 2.
i've only got 1 but i'm having a pretty hard time adjusting to the fact that for the forseeable future, my life is going to have to be 95% about this little one, and adjusting to the lack of sleep is even harder. i wouldn't say i've reached ppd by any means, but i do keep getting weary and weepy around dinner time... i also feel a bit guilty for dp having to pick up so much of the non-baby slack... i know i shouldn't, but he works sooo hard to support us... this all compounded by mom going home to the other side of the country on tues, and i wish she was still here... i just keep trying to tell myself that hopefully raven will love her mom as much as i do mine... hrmph.... well thanks for the little vent.
post #124 of 663
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crying - I was weepy for about 1 day at 3 wks pp

babywearing - I'm a total novice to the babywearing. I think I'm finally figuring out my pouch a bit (homemade flannel) ... but I'm still kinda unsure and he seems crammed with his neck not too comfy. I need to try to bolster him as well. I've loved the wrap the 2 times I've worn it. I just cram Nic in there (cradle) and he's fine. I even nursed in it (unplanned) and loosened it and got him horizontal and it finally worked. Oh it was funny and anxiety provoking, but a great confidence booster - NIPing and babywearing!
post #125 of 663
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Originally Posted by amyleigh33 View Post
i've only got 1 but i'm having a pretty hard time adjusting to the fact that for the forseeable future, my life is going to have to be 95% about this little one, and adjusting to the lack of sleep is even harder. i wouldn't say i've reached ppd by any means, but i do keep getting weary and weepy around dinner time... i also feel a bit guilty for dp having to pick up so much of the non-baby slack... i know i shouldn't, but he works sooo hard to support us... this all compounded by mom going home to the other side of the country on tues, and i wish she was still here... i just keep trying to tell myself that hopefully raven will love her mom as much as i do mine... hrmph.... well thanks for the little vent.
s I'm sure its tough with your mom gone please let your dp help you if he wants its one of the things that makes a man feel good, that's he's taking good care of his family and be gentle with yourself its a hard transition maybe you want to try going for short walks outside when the weather's nice I notice the mornings I walk my ds to preschool I feel a lot better the rest of the day (even when its a real pita to get out the door)
post #126 of 663
I've been feeling a lot more emotional lately too. I'm not really a "crier" and even being pregnant I didn't get overly emotional. But the last 2 weeks I've cried almost every day. I get teary just when people tell me how cute my baby is! It's weird for me.

We didn't really get much help at home from our family. My SIL had her baby 5 days after us, and he was in NICU for a week and a half, so (understandably) they all went to spend time at the hospital with them instead of helping us at our home. My parents are a whole other story....
post #127 of 663
I think crying is a pretty normal postpartum symptom. I get teary when I see dd1 loving on dd2, it's so sweet and it really gets me going. I also get a bit teary when I feel like dh isn't helping me enough and I get a bit overwhelmed.
post #128 of 663
I had a break down today Clay would not sleep and I am feeling more and more like dh is not helping (he feels like I need to tell him how to help and he actually was super helpful today following breakdown and talking).

I feel like a failure at times - like other people handle having 2 with grace - my mom had 4 and was alone! I am freaking out with one sleepy newborn and one super well behaver 5 year old homeschooler. It is hard not to internalize everything with the baby - he cries and I worry that I ate something that is making him feel icky or he won't sleep and I get a complex about what I did that made this so. You't think I had never done this before!

June is a sucky month around here because dh works fulltime (no time off to help) and I am teaching summer school online so I have to grade papers and such and write lectures 5 days a week. We have some help with our 5 year old, which is awesome, but it is still so hard. In july dh is only working about 1/3 as much and I can not wait! He has August almost entirely off (after being out of town for 10 days, ugg.)
post #129 of 663
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Originally Posted by MSAX View Post
I had a break down today Clay would not sleep and I am feeling more and more like dh is not helping (he feels like I need to tell him how to help and he actually was super helpful today following breakdown and talking).

I feel like a failure at times - like other people handle having 2 with grace - my mom had 4 and was alone! I am freaking out with one sleepy newborn and one super well behaver 5 year old homeschooler. It is hard not to internalize everything with the baby - he cries and I worry that I ate something that is making him feel icky or he won't sleep and I get a complex about what I did that made this so. You't think I had never done this before!

June is a sucky month around here because dh works fulltime (no time off to help) and I am teaching summer school online so I have to grade papers and such and write lectures 5 days a week. We have some help with our 5 year old, which is awesome, but it is still so hard. In july dh is only working about 1/3 as much and I can not wait! He has August almost entirely off (after being out of town for 10 days, ugg.)
it sounds likeyour really tired and that is so normal. the jump to two babies is hard no matter how easy the older child is. its a learning curve for everyone and it will get better I promise
post #130 of 663
OMG...I slept last night!!!! I went to bed at 10:30, Kylie woke up a few times to nurse, but since we're co-sleeping and we nurse lying down, I was able to fall right back to sleep. And Katelynn didn't wake us up until almost 9am!!! Wow, what a feeling to wake up rested...though I know this is a very rare thing!
post #131 of 663
nak

we had a restful night too! The first week or so, Gus would wake up for some of his night feedings and not want to go back to sleep, and would just sort of fuss and squirm around for an hour or more. But last night he dropped right back off to sleep after each feeding and I actually woke up feeling rested! Thank god for co-sleeping...
post #132 of 663
I think we know why Clay was fussy the last couple of days! He has not been pooping (like once a day or skipping a day) and in the last 20 hours he has pooped about 15 times and now he is calm and mellow again! Poor guy!
post #133 of 663
We just got home from the hospital. We spent two days there. I am a little freaked still as we have no answers about Maggie. She still below her birth weight. Hopefully we have answers on Monday.
post #134 of 663
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We just got home from the hospital. We spent two days there. I am a little freaked still as we have no answers about Maggie. She still below her birth weight. Hopefully we have answers on Monday.
nevermind i read your other thread but just didnt put it together. i hope little miss and you get some relief
post #135 of 663
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We just got home from the hospital. We spent two days there. I am a little freaked still as we have no answers about Maggie. She still below her birth weight. Hopefully we have answers on Monday.
I hope you get some answers soon! Maddie was tiny and her doctors were always worried about one thing or another. We finally just realized that she's tiny!
post #136 of 663
Hi Mamas!
I can't believe that my little Ceci is already a mth old! I am shocked.

Things are going okay over here but I think I had been doing too much and not resting as I should be, I got Mastitis and an ear infection, I was so sick I am feeling better today but not pushing it at all, I am resting like I should be. It is hard to rest when you have 5 other kids plus a newborn, in all honesty its been a little stressful....

What time do your little ones go down for the night? I would like to get Ceci down earlier as she goes down about 10:00, I would like to get it to 8 but am not sure how to do that!

I am glad to see you are all doing well
post #137 of 663
Glad I am not the only one getting a bit more sleep these days
The last few nights we've been getting up to 5 hrs in a row in the first part of the night. After we are up to nurse (usually around 4am) Kayleigh seems to just doze and fuss, so this morning I put her in her crib : and went back to bed without her and slept for another 2.5 hrs. When the alarm went off DH asked in near-panic "where's the baby!" heehee.... serves you right for sleeping through the fussy baby squacking! (she sounds like a baby duck when she fusses)
post #138 of 663
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Originally Posted by stacey0402 View Post
I hope you get some answers soon! Maddie was tiny and her doctors were always worried about one thing or another. We finally just realized that she's tiny!
I just wish it was because she is tiny but she keeps on loosing weight instead of gaining.
post #139 of 663
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Originally Posted by Slingin'Momto4 View Post
Hi Mamas!
I can't believe that my little Ceci is already a mth old! I am shocked.

Things are going okay over here but I think I had been doing too much and not resting as I should be, I got Mastitis and an ear infection, I was so sick I am feeling better today but not pushing it at all, I am resting like I should be. It is hard to rest when you have 5 other kids plus a newborn, in all honesty its been a little stressful....

What time do your little ones go down for the night? I would like to get Ceci down earlier as she goes down about 10:00, I would like to get it to 8 but am not sure how to do that!

I am glad to see you are all doing well
I hope you feel better.

We get Maggie down about 10 pm. She usually sleeps until 4 to 5 am.
post #140 of 663
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Originally Posted by Slingin'Momto4 View Post
What time do your little ones go down for the night? I would like to get Ceci down earlier as she goes down about 10:00, I would like to get it to 8 but am not sure how to do that!
Nicholas is 4.5 wks and has sometimes been going down as early as 8:30, other times more like 9:30 or 10. Not sure what we can do at this point, I'm just trying to roll with it. He usually wakes around 1 or 1:30 for the first feeding.
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