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post #61 of 663
How did I miss this thread? I've been watching and waiting for a May 07 thread for several days. I was even thinking of starting one.

Anyway. Just wanted to post. Baby Saphira is doing great. She is 3 weeks old today. I can almost not believe it really. She is still so tiny. And still loving the fetal position. She curls into a ball and snuggles in. Those are things that tend to get forgotten over the years. Being that my other kids ae 10, 8 and 2.5, I guess lots has happened since they were 3 weeks old, so these special moments are special everytime.

Saphira's awake times are becoming slightly longer. She loves the sling. I can put her in the moby wrap and putter around the house some. Soemtimes for a few hours at a time. This definately helps rigth now since I have so much to do around here.

Well, just wanted to join the chat.

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post #62 of 663
kristen, she's quite a bit younger than your girl but raven's having inconsolable screaming fits so far every night i've had her home for about 3 hours. my mom keeps insisting it's "just gas" but i have no idea. i'm super exhausted. have you been getting any sleep yet? :yawning:
post #63 of 663
Amy, I think some of it is gas, but not every night. My MIL says "she just can't stand herself", meaning there is nothing really wrong, she's just too tired to be awake but not tired enough to fall asleep yet and frustrated at being that way. Thankfully, MIL stepped up last night and took her from 10pm-1am and rocked and bounced her in her room so I couldn't hear and I got a few hours of sleep then. She sleeps wonderfully from 8-10am every morning as well and usually from 12-3pm. I just try to nap whenever she is sleeping (as many wise parents have advised )
post #64 of 663
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Anyway, that's my little update. Mostly I'm just glad not to be pregnant anymore! I lost 21 pounds since the birth.
lucky you I lost 4 pounds and my baby alone weighed 6lbs 6oz, so I don't know what happened but lets say its going to be a long hot summer and I'll be wearing sweats and a t :
post #65 of 663
I have some suggestions

Maybe try a bath? in the tub with you (might be a no go right now due to stitches) a nice warm bath snuggled up with mom sometimes does the trick

or swaddle and bounce, maybe on a yoga ball?

any good rythmic motion and sometimes humming or clicking your lips (I think the rythym and patterned sound helps soothe)

It will get better. Some babies just dry more than others just keep trying to snag those naps as often as you can
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Crystal
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Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
Amy, I think some of it is gas, but not every night. My MIL says "she just can't stand herself", meaning there is nothing really wrong, she's just too tired to be awake but not tired enough to fall asleep yet and frustrated at being that way. Thankfully, MIL stepped up last night and took her from 10pm-1am and rocked and bounced her in her room so I couldn't hear and I got a few hours of sleep then. She sleeps wonderfully from 8-10am every morning as well and usually from 12-3pm. I just try to nap whenever she is sleeping (as many wise parents have advised )
post #66 of 663
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Maybe try a bath? in the tub with you (might be a no go right now due to stitches) a nice warm bath snuggled up with mom sometimes does the trick

or swaddle and bounce, maybe on a yoga ball?
Tried the bath, doesn't do much for us.... except while we're IN the bath, she likes to float in the tub. we've even got the lavender scented bath stuff that is supposed to be soothing.

swaddle and bounce on the yoga ball works great, but as soon as you stop the crying starts and my back gets really sore after about 20 min.

we're persevering....
post #67 of 663
anyone else skeeeeved out by the baby belly button thing???

nathaniel's came off this morning but ewwwww, thank god my dh was changing him
post #68 of 663
Kayleigh's belly button fell off last week.... I never did find it :

We've had a much better night, but she's been up since 3:30. I asked DH to take her (he gets home at 3:00) and he got all mad that he had to go to bed. : He did take her but then I couldn't sleep for being mad at him. *sigh* So at 5:30 I got up and fed her and she passed right out again. Arg!
post #69 of 663
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anyone else skeeeeved out by the baby belly button thing???

nathaniel's came off this morning but ewwwww, thank god my dh was changing him
my midwife was here for a checkup yesterday and said, "how's her belly button?" and i said, "oh it's fine" and decided to take a peek anyway, and there it was stuck to the inside of her diaper cover ...i gasped! but the midwife said it was OK, it probably just fell off so early cause we didn't bathe her. i didn't find it that gross, though, but i did flush it as soon as she left.
post #70 of 663
Hi Mamas! Can anyone help me change my signature below?? I can't seem to figure it out
post #71 of 663
Belly Buttons- Sebastian's fell off sometime last week. We couldn't find it anywhere. DH ended up finding it on the couch later on! We just threw it away.

dancebaraka- For changing your siggy, go up to "User CP" on the upper left corner. From there go to Edit Signature. HTH...

Amy- Sebastian drowns in his newborn clothes too. He is probably 7 lbs by now and they are still too big for him. The only thing that fit the first week was Gerber Newborn onsies.
post #72 of 663
WooHoo ! Thanx LizzyQ !
post #73 of 663
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my midwife was here for a checkup yesterday and said, "how's her belly button?" and i said, "oh it's fine" and decided to take a peek anyway, and there it was stuck to the inside of her diaper cover ...i gasped! but the midwife said it was OK, it probably just fell off so early cause we didn't bathe her. i didn't find it that gross, though, but i did flush it as soon as she left.
wow that fell off fast Callum's didn't fall off until 2 weeks? somewhere around there, and I found it in our bed :yuck
post #74 of 663
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I accidentally pulled off DS's umbillical cord stump when I was tugging down his nightgown one night. I held him up and it fell out of the gown and dh threw it away (after asking if that was OK ). He was about 9 or 10 days old? He's now almost 4 weeks and there's still a bit of scabbing inside ...
post #75 of 663
how many of the unconsolable babies are first born? ezra is #3 for me & quite an angel but dd1 was impossible!? reading these posts brings back exhausting memories of bouncing on the birth ball at all hours of the night & never being able to sit down during the day. she hated the car seat & screamed until she puked & demanded constant motion in arms! everyone kept telling me it was "first time mommy" stuff but i didn't & still don't buy it....but what is it about first babies? there's some research to be done here!

ezra's umbilical cord stump fell off on day 6 & i was so relieved. it definitely skeeeeeved me out (to quote kittn )! that night i took my first bath with him & i forgot how awesome that is. he was so alert & still....quite magical, really.

i've been able to lay him down for naps today which is quite an accomplishment. he slept for about an hour this morning while i tore around the house cleaning & doing laundry. i can't sleep when he sleeps because of my other two little munchkins so i choose to be productive.

tomorrow will be my first time alone with all 3 kids since ezra was born 10 days ago! not too shabby, eh? my husband took a few days off & then my fabulous mother came for a few & then dh had a 3 day weekend. it really worked out great. the mornings are always the hardest so i know if i can get through breakfast & cleaning up & getting everyone dressed i'll be ok.

time to go check out our DDC to see if anyone had their baby today.....
post #76 of 663
I haven't gotten ds's belly button wet since we left the hossy. It is still scabbed inside, and I was told not to bathe him until it was healed (sponge baths only). But, it's OK to bathe him now? Could someone fill me in on this? I'd love to have ds join me in the bath tub.
post #77 of 663
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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
I haven't gotten ds's belly button wet since we left the hossy. It is still scabbed inside, and I was told not to bathe him until it was healed (sponge baths only). But, it's OK to bathe him now? Could someone fill me in on this? I'd love to have ds join me in the bath tub.
I had baths with my babies when the umbilical cord was still attached it didn't cause a problem, it got wet but went back to the same level of dryness within twelve hours never caused any problems
post #78 of 663
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how many of the unconsolable babies are first born? ezra is #3 for me & quite an angel but dd1 was impossible!? reading these posts brings back exhausting memories of bouncing on the birth ball at all hours of the night & never being able to sit down during the day. she hated the car seat & screamed until she puked & demanded constant motion in arms! everyone kept telling me it was "first time mommy" stuff but i didn't & still don't buy it....but what is it about first babies? there's some research to be done here!
MINE!! We have figured out that if you can get her to sleep and put her down and quickly put a heavy blanket over her torso and legs that she will stay sleeping. With a light or no blanket, she's up again in about 3 minutes. Then I talked to my mom, I was the same way as a baby and still am (like heavy blankets on me to sleep) and so is my dad! I think it just takes us a little longer to figure out what works with the first baby, by the time you've had a few you start to know the "tricks" to onsoling them a little faster.

Liz, same as Crystal here. We (babe and I) had a bath together at 5 days and the cord was still attached and was fine after. It fell off around 12 days or so (after a few other showers and things too) on its own. I have a super cute picture of DD floating in the tub, she absolutely loves it. Forget those stupid baby baytubs though, that's a recipe for disaster, or at least a good screaming fit.
post #79 of 663
hi mommas Nursing is going well! Eric nurses on both sides...he's gonna be a big baby. I have tons of milk and he nearly empties both sides. He nurses every 3-4 hours day and night. I feel really great and have been pretty active since we got home from the hospital. We even went shopping on day 3. I needed nursing bras! I can't believe I forgot to get some earlier.

I accidentally pulled his cord off yesterday I think there's still some that needs to fall off. It bleeds a tiny bit every now and then. I can't wait for it to be totally healed! I love bathing babies

I'm sad that he's already 2 weeks old. I need life to slow down a little.
post #80 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 this helping a lot. Sounds like you might need to explore whether or not she has acid reflux. Here is a good site to check out. http://www.infantreflux.org/forum/default.asp
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