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post #141 of 663
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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)
Nicholas is a loud sleeper after the first feeding or two (1am, then 4ish?). We have him in an Amby bed and one morning I went to sleep in the guest room for those last couple hours. Of course dh sleeps through much of his grunting. I have been tempted to put him in another room, but haven't yet. Oh today we visited my mom and I nursed him this afternoon in her bed and tried to doze afterwards, but after an hour of his noises and only drifting a bit, I took him downstairs to my mom. It's sweet to cuddle with them, but dang, sometimes a mama just needs to good quiet sleep!

N also has some days when he doesn't poop. Sometimes he strains a lot, but mostly not. And then occasionally he'll have 3 big poops in a row and calm and contentment will rule the house.
post #142 of 663
I FINALLY caught up on this thread and have a little bit of time to post.

(((((((((((((((((((Max))))))))))))))))))))) sweetie I'm so sorry you are struggling. I hope you are able to get into your grove very soon. I remember very well going from 1 to 2 was hard and mine were a mth away from being 9 yrs apart! I know its hard just be gentle w/ yourself and give yourself some time and so patience. Don't beat yourself up about the small things.

Things here are going well. Elise is nursing like a champ, she does get mad when the milk goes to a "slow" flow instead of the fast flow but she is getting used to it. She also HATES the carseat and screams when we have to go somewhere. She also doesn't like to be put down for long which is ok.

My boobs are huge now too! LOL They were a double D before she was born now I'm at an E but I'm falling out of those and they are tight so I need to get some more bras and I'm scared of what size they will be!! LOL

Gotta run being paged....
post #143 of 663
im trying to figure out how i survived 3 kids before nate without the boppy? i love this thing. he sleeps on my lap against my belly while i do m y school work.its great!
post #144 of 663
Just bumping to keep this thread somewhat current!

How is everyone doing? I think all but a few of our May07 babies have arrived by now. I can't believe I'm not pregnant any more. I took a chance this morning and tried on my largest pair of pre-pregnancy jeans and they FIT!!! : I can't believe it.

The last few nights we've been back to the fussy baby routine. I am trying to decide if it's because we've been so busy and out and about and having a lot less cuddling/babywearing time or if it's because DH has been at work and DD likes to settle with dad in the evenings for a good cuddle before drifting off to sleep. I suspect it is a combination of both! Only two more nights and then DH is on days for 2 months and that should get us through the fussy baby stage. *phew*
post #145 of 663
i can't believe i'm not pregnant anymore either! i feel so much better with ezra on the outside. i have energy, i'm more social & i'm actually sleeping better at night, believe that or not.

i'm definitely not in my pre-preggo clothes yet. well....i can wear some of my skirts & a few pair of draw string shorts & capris but my hips & tummy still have a ways to go. i'm trying not to focus on weight loss, though. it's hard with summer coming but i need to focus on my voluptuous "ba-ba's" (as we call them in my house) and less on my curvy bottom!
post #146 of 663
Two months off? I'm jealous! My DH is working 9 hour days and we're moving soon... things are very busy.
Genevieve is one of the older babies from our DDC & she's doing really well. It's been a real transition working from one to two kids, but I think I'm starting to find my groove. It helps that she sleeps really well. Just hope that doesn't change!
We're doing things so differently this time around- Vivi is 4 weeks old and still hasn't seen a MD! We also don't have a birth certificate yet, need to get working on that. I feel almost guilty for being so unofficial- like we're hiding her away!
post #147 of 663
Hi mamas

we are super busy around here just doing daily stuff man its quite the feat to go grocery shopping with 3 under 3 (don't tell me to wait till dh is home because by then I"m ready to sleep )

I think Callum has reflux like my third ds which kinda sucks, I'm noticing he is gulping a lot when he is laying down (like something is coming up in his throat but not quite out his mouth) and really he squawks if you put him down everytime so I spend most of the day carrying him upright, then he sleeps on my chest at night he'll sleep in the hammock beside my bed to but he needs to be in a deep sleep before I can put him down there.

My 4 year old is starting to become normal again since Callum was born he was sure acting up for a while and its nice to have his real personality back.

Tomorrow is our first in office visit with the midwife and I bet he'll weigh in somewhere around 8 and a half pounds (born at 6lbs 6oz) I kind of laugh sometimes because my first son was 8lbs 14 oz, so bigger than callum is at 1 months (omg I can't believe its been a month)

gotta go make dinner
post #148 of 663
things are getting a tad bit smoother here as well. I dont want to hang my toddler out the window so much anymore. actually today we had a really nice day. i even managed to clean the kitchen and have supper ready for DH

I think I may need to get some sort of baby holding device other than the sling and bassinet. Just so I can put him there and shower, or better still pee and not worry my toddler is going to run away with him. any siggestions
post #149 of 663
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I think I may need to get some sort of baby holding device other than the sling and bassinet. Just so I can put him there and shower, or better still pee and not worry my toddler is going to run away with him. any siggestions
I was planning on not having any contraptions (a.k.a. Montessori from the start) but we have since buckled and got a baby bjorn bouncer seat. For the reasons you just stated, and to help me finish this thesis. I really like it, it is streamlined and simple, not packed with entertaining devices, plastic, or electronics.. and it grows with the kid so it'll get use for a long time. I recommend it.
post #150 of 663
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I was planning on not having any contraptions (a.k.a. Montessori from the start) but we have since buckled and got a baby bjorn bouncer seat. For the reasons you just stated, and to help me finish this thesis. I really like it, it is streamlined and simple, not packed with entertaining devices, plastic, or electronics.. and it grows with the kid so it'll get use for a long time. I recommend it.
Same here, I am SO opposed to all those contraptions that you can waste your money on but we bought a simple bouncey seat so I can have somewhere to put DD down so I can shower, make dinner, etc. I took all the accessories off of it. We also have a swing but DD and I BOTH hate it and the damn music doesn't shut off for 30 min if you hit the button by accident!!! So she spends about 10 minutes a week in it.

Right now DD is sleeping in the wrap on my chest, leaves me with my hands free. She keeps crying out though... not sure why, she is still asleep. I think we're too hot.

On a completely different topic, I had a salmon burger with feta, tomato and avocado for dinner and it was D-licious!!
post #151 of 663
I broke down and borrowed a bouncy seat from my sister. I just really need to be able to put Gus down while I make lunch for my other two, or fold laundry for a few minutes, or whatever. I sling him when I can, but the seat is coming in handy for short periods of time.

Today was... not great. My older two were really testing me, and I was failing. : DH is putting them to bed tonight because frankly I didn't even trust myself to get through bedtime without snapping or yelling. I feel really blue and depressed alternating with really, really angry most of the time right now. If I don't feel better in a week or so I am thinking about talking to my GP about medication. I had pretty bad PPD with both other kids, and was hoping to avoid it this time, but this feels pretty similar and I just don't want to put my family through it again. Sigh.

Anyway... didn't mean to go off on a little vent there.
post #152 of 663
a note about the entertainment devices and toddlers

we have a swing (can't turn it on it scares him ) I kinda use it as a bouncy seat and when he'll let me put him down to sleep (ha that's rare) but I can't really leave him unsupervised to do something like shower, today I went into the bedroom to get changed and when I came out I heard my 2 year old talking about yummy food just a bite, just a bite. and walked into the livingroom where she was feeding Callum a spoonful of baked beans (he was asleep it was all over his face) so I really don't think its safe to have a shower I shower when dh is home (or my 10 year old)
post #153 of 663
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I think I may need to get some sort of baby holding device other than the sling and bassinet. Just so I can put him there and shower, or better still pee and not worry my toddler is going to run away with him. any siggestions
if you go with a swing I'd recomend the fisher price kind that swings side to side I had that with my last three kids and they all loved it, this time I have a regular graco and it doesn't recline enough and the way it swings terrifies Callum
post #154 of 663
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On a completely different topic, I had a salmon burger with feta, tomato and avocado for dinner and it was D-licious!!
now that sounds yummy
post #155 of 663
we did good today - me alone with both boys and we managed to wash the diapers, make dinner, clean up a bit, and I ecn showered when dh came home.
post #156 of 663
I've totally missed this thread =(

Well, Alina turned 4 week on June 1st!! Wow, time goes by so fast. I have a picture of her in my siggy, check it out, I'm included It's just a tender moment between mamma and babe: It's one of my favourites.

Alina is a wonder, she can sleep through the noice of a 5 year old and 3 year old: Great girl, I'll say the easiest of the 3, as she doesn't cry every 1hr or ever 30 minutes as I had with the other two. She loves her carseat!! wow, I'm surprised, she just loves to be in the car!!

But I'm having a hard time with Maria, she's sooo tired of the baby!!! She wants us to return her!!! She was used to be the baby of the house, she's turning 4, she have tried to pinch the baby : Seriously that makes me so mad, while DD1 loves her and wants to hold her all the time.
post #157 of 663
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a note about the entertainment devices and toddlers

we have a swing (can't turn it on it scares him ) I kinda use it as a bouncy seat and when he'll let me put him down to sleep (ha that's rare) but I can't really leave him unsupervised to do something like shower, today I went into the bedroom to get changed and when I came out I heard my 2 year old talking about yummy food just a bite, just a bite. and walked into the livingroom where she was feeding Callum a spoonful of baked beans (he was asleep it was all over his face) so I really don't think its safe to have a shower I shower when dh is home (or my 10 year old)

oh no not unsupervised since sammy will get to him. thats why the bassinet isnt enough I cant move it everywhere. I was thinking a bouncy seat so I can bring the baby into the bathroom with me
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if you go with a swing I'd recomend the fisher price kind that swings side to side I had that with my last three kids and they all loved it, this time I have a regular graco and it doesn't recline enough and the way it swings terrifies Callum
you know its silly and all but swings scare the crap out of me. we have one down stairs but I just am scared to use it. silly huh?
post #158 of 663
I was hoping the MAY club would be here!
Transitioning to three has been a challenge, lol. I tend to be shocky after birth and it takes me a little longer to bounce back (even unmedicated, no interventions). Last week I felt depressed at how little I could do. Today I did the dishes, swept, and showered. I felt so worn out afterwards, tho . That said, Esther is so easy...she is a champ at BF, wakes once or twice at nnight...just an angel. (My other two nursed every two hours night and day for at least the first 6 mos). So this has been a treat.
post #159 of 663
Oh my gosh I am just exhausted right now and I should go to bed but I am wired. Don't you hate that feeling.

We had an awesome peds apt this morning with Maggie. She weighs 7 pounds 7 ounces. YA YA. She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces at birth. We are psyched. Who cares that she is only in the 3 percentile for weight. We go to Children's hospital in Seattle on the Wed and the 19th for more test.
I decided to take advantage of having a happy baby to go monthly grocery shopping. We had open today by our house a WINCO grocery store. I most be on drugs because for some reason I thought it was a great idea to take Maggie, and my two younger boys at dinner time for grocery shopping on the grand opening day of the store. Unfortunately Maggie hates her carseat. My plan was to carry her (I still have not got the sling thing down yet) and then put her in her carseat asleep to check out. HA. I did impress Levi my 9 year old. When we got in the store Maggie started to fuss that she was hungry so I fed her as we shopped. Levi said what a great idea mom to keep Maggie occupied. So it took us while to fill up two grocery carts and when I put Maggie in her carseat she started to cry. It is a self bagging store. She cried for about 30 seconds and employee came to my rescue helped empty the carts and bagged our groceries so that I could hold Maggie. Anyway long and short of it it took me over 4 hours to go to store, shop come home and put everything away.

While we were in the hospital last week we discovered the craddle swing. Maggie loves it. I can put her down for 15 minute to cook dinner etc. It is nice.
post #160 of 663
I have been using a bouncy seat since day 1, Ceci loves to sleep there when she falls asleep in the sling, I put her in the seat so I can do dishes, cook or take a shower or play with the other kids

I think I am getting Mastitis again as my right bb is sore this time, why do I keep getting this nasty thing? I am not sure how much more of this I can take...
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