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post #41 of 84
Hey all,

we've managed a move (VERY stressful, I do not recommend it...: ) and now our computer has blown up, so I won't be around much til it gets fixed! (At a friends house right now!)

Sorry for those who've had sick babies, we;re doing well and I'm taking him for his first weigh in tomorrow. I know he's going to be huge!
post #42 of 84
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Originally Posted by dantesmama View Post
DP comes home from work and tells me about his day, and the only news I have to share is that DS2 spit up so copiously on me that it had pooled in my bra between my boobs.
This is why it's so important to have friends who have kids, too--so you have people you can share these great stories with!

Great to hear how everyone is doing. We are doing very well, although the LO and I both have colds I have been feeling so sad for him, but he seems to be coping just fine. He is a good eater, and has already gone from 7,5 at birth to almost 12 at 7 weeks I couldn't believe it when they weighed him. I guess that's why my arms are tired! It is a huge adjustment of course, but I'm having so much fun. I'm very lucky to have two close friends with little babies, and we see each other a lot--if that wasn't the case, I would probably be going slightly batty (well, even more than I am already). Getting out of the house is a huge production, but so important for me.

His smiles are the best! One of those keeps me going for hours. I love it when it's 3am and I can barely keep my eyes open--and then he grins at me and it's like the sun came out.
post #43 of 84

A couple of pics.

http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h8...ndstuff013.jpg

Baby nursing, and then you can scroll through. Will try to get more soon, she is cranky when I try to take more than a couple of pics though...Ruby is 6.5 weeks old, and really truly smiles all the time.
post #44 of 84
twinklefae, mazel tov on your move! we intend to pull one off within the next 10 mos. ugh!

gotta go -- another big poop!
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post #45 of 84
It's great to hear from everyone...

DS is 6 weeks today and we have our last appt with the midwife tonight. I miss seeing her!

I am really enjoying this time. I don't do much- read and take walks and hang out with the boy. He is fussy sometimes but putting him in the sling and bouncing him on the ball always calms him down. He is smiling and 'talking' and just the cuttiest thing ever. I never thought it would be like falling in love! If I feel couped up I just get out and enjoy the lovely fall weather.

I'm definitly cranky when he wakes up at 1.5-2 hour intervals at night. 3 hours is sooooo much better. I try to nap but it usually only happens a few times a week.

I found a great book- Itsy Bitsy Yoga.

pics www.xanga.com/leighsbaby
post #46 of 84
Dantesmom,
my Jasper looks spookily like your Jasper. I'll have to post pictures sometime. Mine is only 5 weeks old right now. But the youngest pictures you posted... they could be brothers.
post #47 of 84
We are doing well. I haven't offically weighed although Marah Jade has a check up and I will see if they will weigh him without an appt. Doing the on off the scale weight he is 16 lbs. He is starting to interact more, will smile when you tickle him, and is staying awake without complaining the entire time. You can set him down for a minute without him screaming so I have been able to take a shower without DH in the room. DH goes back to work on 10/08 so this is good.

He is a very good sleeper and still has his waking period where he is annoyed like when I was pregnant, I don't think he was annoyed in the womb, from about 7:00-9:00 at night.

He has started pooping less is going about a week in between poops but when he does it is about 5 times in one day. Makes washing the cloth easier.

Here is a pic from 9/24 we got family photos done http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...inlanSears.jpg
post #48 of 84
awww...he is so cute, and I love that outfit!!
post #49 of 84
Girls are smiling and cooing now! (I just wish it wasn't at 3am!)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...iamShira10.jpg
post #50 of 84
I thought DS might have a deviated septum, until DH suctioned what I call brick boogers out of him. Since then, DS has seemed to have gotten over his colic and is finally pooping like a champ. I read somewhere that a deviated septum can cause colic, so maybe in DS's case, the booger blockage lead to his colic.
One definitely learns something new everyday and with every child.

DS @ 5.5 weeks
post #51 of 84
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/P9240291.jpg
Wow all your baby's are soooo cute! Bless them all!
Here's a 5 week picture. dd has been a very quiet baby and easy going. She does a lot of grunting and squeaking. She is starting to sleep 5 hours at time at night YEah.

She just got her first cold and seems to be a bit conjested and she had a clogged tear duct (the doc said this should clear up on it's own and to just massage it). She's getting a little fussy now, I think because of her conjestion. And now I'm waiting for her to poop she suddenly at 6 weeks now decided not to poop for the past 5 days..getting worried. It is great hearing from everyone!!
post #52 of 84
How is it that some babies are sleeping 5 hours?? Mine is 7 weeks and still only sleeps 1-2.5 hours at a time...wth? I think we had a 3 hr. stretch once a few weeks ago..
post #53 of 84
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How is it that some babies are sleeping 5 hours?? Mine is 7 weeks and still only sleeps 1-2.5 hours at a time...wth? I think we had a 3 hr. stretch once a few weeks ago..

It took me 4 babies before this with short sleep cycles to get this heavenly one. So try not to feel bad. LOL
post #54 of 84
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DS is 6 weeks old and is so strong! On tummy he can lift his head 90 degrees with good control, and last night he pushed his chest up on his hands! He doesn't get anywhere, but he makes crawling motions with his legs. Lord help me, I'll have an early crawler!
post #55 of 84
still struggling with major crying here. my theory is that it is something digestive. it makes me cranky. could somebody please send me some patience? we started meds last night but it is supposed to take 2 friggin weeks for them to kick in. (i tried eliminating dairy and it didn't work.)
post #56 of 84
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It took me 4 babies before this with short sleep cycles to get this heavenly one. So try not to feel bad. LOL
Same here, my twins longest sleep at this age was only 45 min. This baby is heaven. LOL
post #57 of 84
DD seems to be a tad high needs. There are times durin the day where she is so upset...doesn't want to eat but wants the comfort, doesn't want held but needs the contact. It's getting frustrating to say the least. There have been days where I am stuck on the couch bouncing her (while she lays on my chest) and patting her back for HOURS. Yes I have slings and yes I wear her as much as I can and it works but it gets old taking her in and out (we use ring slings) so often during the day. She can be so passed out in it that I could jump off the bed and wouldn't wake her. I lay her down though (still wrapped in the sling) and she's awake in mere minutes. It takes me an hour to get dishes done these days. I'm getting a pouch though to see if that makes things a tad easier. I sewed one up the other day to see (very temporary ) and it works great....it's a stretchy material so taking her off and laying her down the fabric still hugs to her so she stays asleep longer.

Nursing is going fine but I think I have an overactive letdown or something. I have to burp her a couple tmes mid feeding and then there are times she gets so upset and uncomfortable. I don't know what it is! She starts gulping the milk and crying and trying to get away from me while still eating. It's sad to watch and all I can do is unlatch her and hope that burping works. I don't think it's an allergy since we have been vegetarian with little to no dairy (I haven't had any milk since she was about 1 week old) since she was born (since before then actually) and recently made the switch to raw. At first I thought it was maybe a detox bugging her but I added in some cooked foods there for a day or two and there was no change.

We are getting smiles and giggles now! The other morning I wiggled my eyebrows at her and she just giggled at me for a couple minutes. Yesterday my FIL stopped by and DD1 was showing off and talking to the baby and what not and something she did elicited a little squeal of giggles from DD2. Dh is feeling left out since he can't seem to gte that or a smile from her.

I weighed her last Sunday at my inlaws (keeping in mind my FIL is one vain man so the scale could easily have some vanity settings going on ) and at 5 weeks she weighs 9.5 pounds! This is up from 6 13. DD1 took a month to get to 8 pounds and she was 6 10 at birth. DD2 is getting chunky so much faster and its nice to see. She's got little rolls up on her thighs. They are so big they touch together!

Sleeping is great. I am blessed with good sleepers. I will admit that right now because I know my luck is just that and by no means normal. I have had to wake her up at night this past week to get her to eat. Otherwise she just fusses a bit and I can change her position to get her settled again. She does need her diaper changed early in the morning though which is irritating to me. Once it's changed though she'll go back to sleep. We (both DD's and I) don't get up until about 10:30 most days. DD1 always sleeps that late and sometimes I get to. DD2 and I are usually up by 8:30-9 though.

To those worried about the lack of poop. It's not constipation UNLESS it's hard and difficult to pass. Some babies just don't need to go every day. I always figured they were aborsobing so many of the nutrients they didn't have as much waste they needed to get out. Regardless, they start slowing down by now, especially breastfed babes.
post #58 of 84
Tahlea is 4 weeks today.
She sleeps up to 6 hrs in a night and wakes only once and then will usually sleep for 3-4 hrs and we're up between 5-6am.
During the day she is fairly content and has a couple of good naps, so mummy can do chores and eat! She doesn't like to be put down when she's awake and doesn't like my sling. She is truly a delight though, she doesn't cry when changed and usually settles with a cuddle after a feed.
When she's pooping she loves to be put in a squatting postition.
She loves massages, her feet being rubbed, head massages, and she enjoys squirming and making funny noises.
She giggles and smiles in her sleep after feeds!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...s/Image203.jpg
post #59 of 84
Thread Starter 
DS rolled over last night! He rolled front to back and I missed it!
post #60 of 84
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DD seems to be a tad high needs. There are times durin the day where she is so upset...doesn't want to eat but wants the comfort, doesn't want held but needs the contact. It's getting frustrating to say the least. ... Nursing is going fine but I think I have an overactive letdown or something. I have to burp her a couple tmes mid feeding and then there are times she gets so upset and uncomfortable. I don't know what it is! She starts gulping the milk and crying and trying to get away from me while still eating. It's sad to watch and all I can do is unlatch her and hope that burping works.
I hear you on this. Benjamin seems to be a bit high needs as well. He is a very sleepy baby, but is starting to be awake more and WOW, much of that awake time is NOT happy. Screaming and crying (he gets so mad and turns lobster red), but not really being comforted by anything...holding, changing positions, offering boob, offering paci, diaper change, swaddling, being put down, bouncing, patting...none of it works reliably and there are times when he just screams until he passes out. Makes me sad (and it makes being out in public a bit dicey - it is hard to have an inconsolable baby on your hands). BUT I do think it makes him a better sleeper. The past week he has been sleeping 5-6 hours in a row before waking up for a feed. We feed and then he goes back down for another 2-3 hours. Very nice.

Benjamin also does that screaming and crying at the boob, arching his back, but still trying to eat. We do lots of burping around here (and cleaning up spit up). Our pediatrician recommended liquid probiotics for him. I am going to get some and try it out. I've tried Mylicon and Gripe Water (which he hates BTW, acts like I am killing him when I try to give it too him...maybe because it is slightly bitter?) without any real success.

So far growth seems great. At his one month appt on Monday Ben was 9lbs (birth weight 7 lbs 4oz) and 22in (up from 21in). Good to know that my hungry little baby is doing something with all of that milk!
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