OK, time for my books...
Gas: DS is very gassy, I'm surprised how often I have to burp him while BF. He spits up a bit, nothing remarkable, or so I thought, but this morning I thought he might be sick because he had 2 huge forceful spit ups right after he woke up crying.
He wasn't though, which was good because DH was away for the day doing Toastmasters stuff. I'll have to look into oversupply. I have given up dairy
, and that seems to have cut down on the painful gas he would have, mostly in the morning...he'd be fine after he pooped. But he still seems a bit gassy at times, but at least it doesn't seem painful.
DS also has gotten very fussy before going to sleep. We've been chalking it up to teething, but reflux/oversupply makes more sense. It starts when I put him on the bed to nurse. He's gotten into a thing (started around Thanksgiving) about wanting to switch sides/suck this one, now that one (we almost always side-lie nurse otherwise he gets too distracted) until he finally settles down; he even refuses the nipple (he almost always nurses to sleep unless in the car); I've started getting by this by rocking him to relax, or distracting him with a lullaby toy. We went through the "one side, now the other side" phase earlier (when he was much lighter, so it was easier to switch sides when he was on the pillow!) when he was dissatisfied with diminished let-down in the late afternoon/early evening, but this seems different. I decided to "listen to the baby" - I was thinking maybe he needed more foremilk? He's gaining fine.... over 16 pounds (doubled birthweight) at 3-1/2 months! Hmmm...
Career: I have never had a career, just jobs. Early on last year, I didn't like my job and decided to become certified as a teacher, figuring that baby plans were still a way off...DH had his own business and we could barely support ourselves much less a baby as well! Well, I enrolled in a program and was planning to get a teaching job starting Aug. 2007 (teaching a year completes your certification process), but whoops, look what I got in August instead? But I have to finish my certification course within 3 years of enrolling, which means I have to teach next year or else take student teaching, which is 12 or 16 weeks and costs more money, and I don't get paid.
Right now I'm SAHM but feel guilty for not looking for a job, but am loving the time I spend with DS - even lying with him as he naps for 45 minutes at a time!
I left that job I didn't like when I found out I was pregnant and went to be a nanny, and that job ended before I gave birth. I did feel guilty about DH having to find a job and quit on his company, but no longer. I love the man dearly (and I hear you on the sleep resentment when he stays up all hours on the computer!), I don't feel he made much of a success of his business. He had 4 years.
Whew. I need to watch my parentheticals. And learn how to do do quick, drive-by posts.
If you made it all the way through, have a cookie!