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post #21 of 23

Wow! My changed baby!!!!

Hi, May Moms!

We just got back from a week-long vacation at the shore, and boy, has my little baby changed!!!!!

She was so much less fussy on vacation than she usually is at home. It was a welcome relief. So far today, she seems to be following the same pattern at home. She was perfect for the 7 hour trip there and the 5 1/2 hour trip back. She was very good for her Grammy during the trip. She was okay with her little cousins getting in her face and only freaked out at them once or twice. She fell asleep -on her back!!!- while we were playing with her on her activity gym. She stayed there 3 hours till I finally couldn't lay on the itchy rug anymore and took her up to bed. For three nights, she slept 5 hours straight. And on and on- she seems to be a changed girl!


I'm sorry to hear about all the troubles everyone else is having, but it is nice to hear there are others who know what I am going through. At least if we are having troubles we can commiserate.

Everyone keep your fingers crossed that the fussy baby doesn't come back.
post #22 of 23
Hey everyone, I'm a May mama too. Liam was born May 10--he's nine weeks today! I had a very difficult labor, which I'm only just starting to come to terms with. I had prepared for a natural childbirth, but due to several extenuating circumstances ended up with a c section. Plus, Liam was born with a pneumothorax (he aspirated meconium) and spent the first five days of his life in the NICU. However, he got better REALLY fast, and he's great now!

We had a lot of strikes against us for successful bfing, but somehow overcame all the odds and he is a great bfer. We also just discovered the wonderful world of CDing and I'm having a blast. He's smiling and cooing regularly now, and smiles in response to me or DH. It's fantastic.

He's really nowhere near sleeping through the night, as his longest stretch ever is 4 hours. I don't see him making it to five anytime soon, as he needs to eat pretty often (despite being a pretty big boy--around 13 lbs). We're also going through a fussy period in the evenings now, where he cries and refuses the boob for a while. Poor thing.

As others have said, I'm sorry to read that so many of us May mamas have such high needs babies. I hope everyone is handling things ok, and that you have support to help you through this rough time.

Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself! Hope everyone's having a great weekend.
post #23 of 23
I have a Liam too, born 5 weeks premature, on my birthday ! I love him sooooooo much, and I love being a mom. I had planned on a medication-free, intervention -free birth also, but it very quickly became full of interventions. That's o.k. with me, I still found the whole experience to be one of the most joyous of my life . My little Liam had a persistent case of jaundice and was a very sleepy baby, but the hospital I had him in was fabulous-we roomed in; were given breastfeeding support 24 hours a day for the nine days we were there; and when he needed to be under ultraviolet lights they brought the bed into our room. The nurses are all trained lactation consultants and high breastfeeding/cosleeping advocates. They showed my husband and I how to sleep safely with our baby, and they made sure My husband had a bed to sleep on every night.The hospital I was in was a birth hospital and the staff refer to the Baby Book by the Sears'. I almost felt sad to leave. It was a very positive experience. My baby and I were not separated once.

Liam was 6lbs 2oz when he was born. He is 10 weeks now and is 13lbs. Breastfeeding is going well, but he has colic. I am told that by 3 months this should start to fade. I don't know if I count the months from the day he was born or the day he was supposed to be born : .
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