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post #41 of 663
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Originally Posted by crysmomofthree View Post
funny that you say this because when I had my dd (baby #4) my midwife said girls are easier to clean but I don't think so and dh agrees

I guess its what your used to you'll adapt and he'll be no worse for wear
: same in our house after having 4 boys.
post #42 of 663
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I am having a hard time juggling house work, my toddler, and the baby. Any tips?
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post #43 of 663
Hey y'all!! This thread is huge already - so much in here! My daughter clicked when nursing, turned out to go away after several weeks, couldn't figure out anything that was causing it or anything. My son squeaks when nursing, he's three weeks and is already squeaking less. He squeaks more during letdown so it's tough to deal with the onslaught of milk I guess. I think I have stronger letdown with him - today I saw one boob squirt for like 30 seconds while he was nursing on the other one. That never happened with my daughter.

We are ECing so we have him without a diaper quite a bit (not that you have to if you do EC, but it's just what we're doing right now). Last night there was a puddle of pee by his SHOULDER when he had been lying on his back in bed. ROFL At least once a day I have a comedic boy-peeing-all-over-something experience. The other night he peed on my sandwich!

My daughter is dealing with everything fine. She loves him. She wants to talk to him while he's sleeping and doesn't really understand that if she's quiet for one minute while I put him down so he stays asleep then I can really play with her, but is starting to understand I think. I feel bad for how unavailable I've been to her the last 2-3 months. When I put Henry down to sleep and I can play with her or get stuff done it's so amazing, I didn't realize how hard it was towards the end of my pregnancy. Tonight after dinner Henry was sleeping and my husband and daughter were putting together a bird house, so I went outside and did some gardening and cut a bunch of lilacs for a pitcher. Even though I had a headache it felt so awesome to be able to move so well!

I'm under my pre-pregnancy weight by a little bit already, which is awesome, but I was way heavier than I'd ever been before so it's not that surprising. I like tandem nursing because I can just about feel the calories being sucked out of me by my daughter. LOL I'm looking forward to warmer weather and being able to walk tons and just be out and active and keep losing weight.

I'm 3 weeks post partum and still bleeding a bit. I had a day or two with no bleeding around 8-10 days, but then it started again. It seems to be tapering off again though, so that's good. I think if I took it really easy I wouldn't bleed but I'd rather bleed a tiny bit and do what I feel like doing so that's what I'm doing!

I had a UC and I tore and didn't get stitches or anything. It has healed open, so it'll be interesting to see what happens with it, how it feels during sex, etc. It doesn't hurt at all and I'm much more careful about wiping front to back now since my opening is closer to my rectum now.

My mom and dad get here Sunday. I'm SO excited!

If you can afford it and find someone, I HIGHLY recommend getting someone to come help with housework and/or playing with the toddler. It's a pain finding someone you feel comfortable with, but once you do it's SO worth it. I spend $40/month on a housekeeper - she comes every two weeks for about and hour and a half. She mops and scrubs and cleans the toilets and various other stuff. Not ever having to mop or clean toilets is worth the $$ to me! My mom and MIL started the housekeeper thing as a gift when my daughter was born and I've kept it up. My husband and I both work at home so our house gets REALLY lived in, and I figure if we had an office we might have it cleaned so this makes sense.

I better go get some sleep. I'm wasting both-kids-sleeping time. Of course when both kids aren't sleeping, I'm not able to get on the computer so oh well!
post #44 of 663
Just came home with my baby, and it's so interesting to read this thread with all the info about the other littles out there. DD nurses good, but I am so sore, and thought it was normal but now I am wondering if maybe it is her latch? Hmmm. She sleeps for 2-3 hours at night so far. Sometimes next to me, sometimes in the co-sleeper. Has SO MUCH HAIR and that leads me to this.....

Did they give you one of those little rubber brushes to wash the babies hair? Do you need yours?

You know the type they give you in the hospital? like a little square brush with soft rubber bristles? DD was born 2 days ago with VERY thick hair, and I forgot to bring mine home with me. She still has vernix in her hair and I need one of those little brushes. I have no idea where to buy one. Does anyone have one they aren't using?
post #45 of 663
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Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
Oh, that's not limited to boys! DD might have a less projectile fountain , but she still catches me off gaurd and pees a HUGE puddle sometimes when I'm trying to change her diaper and the "fountain" is still an inch or two high before the puddle starts if she's laying just right.
DD did this, too - finally someone elses speaks of such a possibility - people seem skeptical when I tell them she sprayed little fountains.
post #46 of 663
well we did go to the dr today. they ran the billi levels but he seems to be getting less yellow as of today. his pee has lightened up alot but is still kind of yellowish. Dr is also running his kidney function enzymes? i think that is what he said. Ill know more tomorrow but the Dr wasnt worried at all so honestly neither am I

we left the hospital at 7lbs 3 oz on Tuesday. He is now 7lbs 9oz. only 1 oz away from his birthweight and 5 days old!

I didnt get the dipes in the dryer in time last night (or rather I didnt remind hubby in time) so I ran out of dipes for a few hours. ooops. naked baby wrapped in a blanket. I had one sposie that we got in the mail and I used that for the dr apt. LOL. i desperatly need to buy some more NB covers for nate. hes so little the wool fits him great but its really hot here today and I just want to make sure we have options. I also have a ton of pink dipes that are larger sizes that I think I may try to dye a darker color. not that I actually subscribe to that whole gender role thing.
post #47 of 663
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Originally Posted by kittn View Post
well we did go to the dr today. they ran the billi levels but he seems to be getting less yellow as of today. his pee has lightened up alot but is still kind of yellowish. Dr is also running his kidney function enzymes? i think that is what he said. Ill know more tomorrow but the Dr wasnt worried at all so honestly neither am I

we left the hospital at 7lbs 3 oz on Tuesday. He is now 7lbs 9oz. only 1 oz away from his birthweight and 5 days old!

I didnt get the dipes in the dryer in time last night (or rather I didnt remind hubby in time) so I ran out of dipes for a few hours. ooops. naked baby wrapped in a blanket. I had one sposie that we got in the mail and I used that for the dr apt. LOL. i desperatly need to buy some more NB covers for nate. hes so little the wool fits him great but its really hot here today and I just want to make sure we have options. I also have a ton of pink dipes that are larger sizes that I think I may try to dye a darker color. not that I actually subscribe to that whole gender role thing.
I'm glad the dr wasn't concerned but is looking into it, i"m sure there is nothing wrong but its one of those things to check into

as for the diapers I only have 18 fitted and 6 homemade aios then a dozen prefolds, but I really don't like the prefolds I'm kinda too chicken to use them and Callum seems to go through like 18 diapers a day so I have to wash every morning so I don't run out not to mention the nb diapers combined with my dd's diapers if I don't wash daily I need to do two loads of diapers which takes forever I haven't run out yet, but its been close a couple times
post #48 of 663
Both my kids got runny noses yesterday. I am so not freaked out about a three week old with a runny nose! LOL I guess that's how it is when it's not your first kid. Delia's nose is dripping almost constantly, but Henry's just when he sneezes. He's doing really well, just a little more needy than usual.

How's everyone else? Having a baby is so much more fun than being pregnant!!
post #49 of 663
Ugh I'm just busy being so scared about how I am going to manage when my DH goes back to work! How on earth do I take care of my DS and my new litle DD at the same time? DS was a handful alone! Oh well, I'll figure it out, I guess. Baby Bjorn to the rescue, or something.
post #50 of 663
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Originally Posted by crysmomofthree View Post
I'm glad the dr wasn't concerned but is looking into it, i"m sure there is nothing wrong but its one of those things to check into

as for the diapers I only have 18 fitted and 6 homemade aios then a dozen prefolds, but I really don't like the prefolds I'm kinda too chicken to use them and Callum seems to go through like 18 diapers a day so I have to wash every morning so I don't run out not to mention the nb diapers combined with my dd's diapers if I don't wash daily I need to do two loads of diapers which takes forever I haven't run out yet, but its been close a couple times
the prefolds are working great here so far. i have 30 prefolds but im still trying to get the routine down I have a ton of small fitteds but hes just too little for them still so its going to be a while. I had gotten a huge lot on diaperswappers and there are all sorts of sizes from NB-Xlarge! over 100 items and I only paid 175$

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Originally Posted by emiLy View Post
Both my kids got runny noses yesterday. I am so not freaked out about a three week old with a runny nose! LOL I guess that's how it is when it's not your first kid. Delia's nose is dripping almost constantly, but Henry's just when he sneezes. He's doing really well, just a little more needy than usual.

How's everyone else? Having a baby is so much more fun than being pregnant!!
I agree I much rather have the baby than be pregnant! my toddler ran a fever yesterday. which doesnt necessarily mean he is sick. sometimes he just gets a fever it lasts less then 2 -4 hours and then hes fine. can allergies to foods cause fevers? since sammy is still nursing if he is sick I can assume that Nataniel will get it. *sigh*

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Ugh I'm just busy being so scared about how I am going to manage when my DH goes back to work! How on earth do I take care of my DS and my new litle DD at the same time? DS was a handful alone! Oh well, I'll figure it out, I guess. Baby Bjorn to the rescue, or something.
wear the baby it will make things sooo much easier! pick your battles and if you can find something DS hasnt played with in a long time and break that out for the first few days its just the three of you. you will be great!

those of you tandem nursing how is that going?
sammy is being really great about it. he usually will wait until the baby is done. sometimes I dont even ask him to and I just nurse them both at the same time. In fact 5 minutes after Nathaniel was born I ha them both latched on and nursing. WOOHOO im enjoying the tandem nursing and honestly Im proud of me!
post #51 of 663
hey everyone, i just wanted to sub and post a few words while i got a chance...raven's sleeping on her grandma right now. she's only three days old so i don't have a lot to say about the things ya'll are talking about cause she's not hit some of those milestones yet, but i can't believe how tiny she is. all of her newborn size clothes are swimming on her, and the 3-6 month clothes i'd carefully washed and hung are useless ! my mom had to go out and get her a preemie size hat cause all the nb ones were way too big. really, though, i'm not complaining!

well congrats to everyone and i'm glad it looks like we're all making out pretty well, overall!
post #52 of 663
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post #53 of 663
Time flies when your having fun. I was so freaked out by being a mom, and scared the whole 9 months, and it's been great since he's been here! He still sleeps so well though the night, I am seriously lucky. Or, maybe he KNOWS that his momma needs her sleep? I LOVE co-sleeping! I couldn't survive without it!

We've had a couple outings since he's been born, and he is so aware of the world around him. It's so much fun to watch his eyes discover things.

Breastfeeding is still going great. I seriously lucked out with this kid! He's the best!

Amy- cute pics! I got that co-sleeper too, and I used it for about 5 mins!
post #54 of 663
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Originally Posted by emiLy View Post
Both my kids got runny noses yesterday. I am so not freaked out about a three week old with a runny nose! LOL I guess that's how it is when it's not your first kid. Delia's nose is dripping almost constantly, but Henry's just when he sneezes. He's doing really well, just a little more needy than usual.

How's everyone else? Having a baby is so much more fun than being pregnant!!
Lauren had a runny nose the day I came home from the hospital it was gross and Of course she was constantly wanting to love Callum, and he did get a bit of a snotty nose but really he was fine just sounded a bit noisier while nursing

and yes I think its so much more fun ot have the baby
post #55 of 663
hi everyone! i've lurked here the past few days & was so glad to see a thread started for us! i've been missing you all!! i didn't have time to read all 3 pages but i'll just chime in with what's going on with me....

ezra is doing great! he is nursing like crazy & get this....he weighed 9# 11oz at birth, 9# 7 oz when the mw visited at 72 hrs & 10# 8oz when i took him to the doc when he was 6 days old. is that even possible to gain over a pound in 3 days? i'm wondering if the scales are titrated differently or if the mw's "stork scale" was a little light. (did he weigh more than 9#11oz at birth?)

he had a lazy latch to begin with, as well, and my nips were sooooo sore! i didn't have this issue with the girls so it took me off me guard but we're doing better. i've been working on getting him to open his mouth WIDE before latching on & i'll make him re-latch if he lets it slip out & tries to quick suck it back in...ouchie!

was someone talking about how much easier it is to clean boys than girls? well...i agree! no cracks & crevices & no worrying about wiping a certain direction. i'm still getting used to the fountain, though. he's already hit me a few times & peed all over our bed early this morning.

ez & i ran a few errands the other day & i was so proud of myself with the sling. i was able to carry him and nurse him while shopping. he is so mellow! (the girls never liked the maya when newborns....only when they were a little older).

glad to find you all again!
post #56 of 663
yay! rowan is just barely a day old and things are going fine so far. he is pretty easygoing so far. i can't wait for my milk to come in. other than that we're just all getting used to each other. noah (5.5) is absolutely in love with rowan. he cannot get enough of him. lilah (2.5) is less sure, but still interested. she has announced that she is NOT sharing any of her toys with him however.
post #57 of 663
Ok ladies, anyone got any suggestions about what to do about the screaming?? last night was the worst... I tried to go to bed at 9pm, figured that since she was sleeping I would take advantage and catch a few hours before she woke up again. So, I tried to move her from the swing where I had put her to be able to get a bite to eat, to the bed and she woke. She then proceeded to nurse and shriek in alternation for FOUR hours. Nothing seemed to calm her except having my boob in her mouth and frankly after four hours my nipples hurt! (Heck, they hurt after the first two!)

Help!!
post #58 of 663
My only suggestion for the screaming episode the may occur again is to alternate burping positions like face-down on thigh and burp, sitting up and burp, etc., and put her back on the boob in between. My new babe gets squealy on the boob sometimes and I assume it's gas, so I burp him and put him back on. That usually does the trick. GOOD LUCK!

HI May '07 Mamas!!! Odin was born on May 4.
He is a nursing champ, sleeps 2 1/2 to 3 hours around the clock, has no allergies or eczema (like DS#1), but does have a "milk" rash on his face - that's what people have been calling it, but my experienced-mom friend said it's from my hormones and will go away on its own. HE'S WONDERFUL!!!!
HOWEVER, my toddler and I are having trouble adjusting to the new little life in the house. I started exercising again today and hope that will help w/ the emotional ups and downs. I just want to bond w/ baby right now and have a hard time engaging w/ DS1. Where did my patience go????
post #59 of 663
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Ok ladies, anyone got any suggestions about what to do about the screaming?? last night was the worst... I tried to go to bed at 9pm, figured that since she was sleeping I would take advantage and catch a few hours before she woke up again. So, I tried to move her from the swing where I had put her to be able to get a bite to eat, to the bed and she woke. She then proceeded to nurse and shriek in alternation for FOUR hours. Nothing seemed to calm her except having my boob in her mouth and frankly after four hours my nipples hurt! (Heck, they hurt after the first two!)

Help!!
is the baby swaddled? some kids like it some dont. it may be worth a try.
i forget how old your munchkin is. nathaniel gets extra fussy if i eat chocolate but he loves it if i eat alot of garlic.weird kid! she may just have a gassy belly so wrapping her tight holding her close and rhythmic motion all are great things to try. regardless of what works this too shall pass.
post #60 of 663
Checking in! Gus is nursing really well and finally started having real poop instead of meconium poop as of last night, so that's a milestone.

As for me, I had a nightmare killer headache starting from about 24 hours after the birth. It got so bad that on Friday I actually called my OB's office and they had me come in so they could check my blood pressure and make sure things weren't going haywire. My BP was 130/90 -- which isn't all that high overall but is actually quite high for me. My highest recorded BP during the pregnancy was 120/80, just for reference, and usually it was more like 100/70. My OB said that it obviously wasn't dangerously high BP so there was no need to admit me or do anything crazy like that, but he did want me to take it easy. He prescribed me a migraine medication and told me to take it once, see if it knocked the pain out, and if not, call back and they might want me to come in and get scanned to rule out blood clot or something like that.

Well, the migraine med helped a little but not that much, but then the next day I did feel somewhat better. Today the headache seems to be on the way out, so hopefully whatever was causing the problem is clearing up. It was seriously the worst headache of my life -- I couldn't bend over or even look to the left or right without this piercing stabbing pain behind my eyes. It was horrible. I can still feel twinges of it today but it's much, much better.

Anyway, that's my little update. Mostly I'm just glad not to be pregnant anymore! I lost 21 pounds since the birth.
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