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Juise, have you seen the wilkinet? River does quite like the forward-facing carry in it.
I had seen that before, but I didn't realize they could face out in it
post #82 of 500
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you have me totally convinced to buy a wrap
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I hate bottle feeding.

That is all.

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When are babies supposed to double their birth weight?

Anyone else have a petite baby? I had Ashlee weighed today she is gaining good she weighs 6240 g about 14lbs seems small to me but when i give in her weight gain at kelly mom she is doing fine.

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My girls
He was 6.130 kilo last week and 63.9 cm, long & skinny. If she's happy and gaining I wouldn't worry about it
post #85 of 500
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I hate bottle feeding.

That is all.

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post #86 of 500
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Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
When are babies supposed to double their birth weight?

Anyone else have a petite baby? I had Ashlee weighed today she is gaining good she weighs 6240 g about 14lbs seems small to me but when i give in her weight gain at kelly mom she is doing fine.
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General guidelines say double at 6 months, triple at 1 yr. Robin is 1 lb away from being double and she's 3 1/2 months .
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EG was 6 lb 14 oz at birth, and hit 16 pounds yesterday...not quite four months old!

But he's also not at all interested in crawling, and only rolls onto his side. I know he CAN roll onto his belly, as I don't put him down on his stomach but he wakes up that way all the time. But he's doing it when he's asleep. If he gets on his belly when he's awake, he raises a ruckus.

Confession: I want a crib. I'm afraid we've missed the window where we can convince the baby that his own bed is a lovely thing to be desired. Cosleeping has been great, in that I'm better rested than most of the moms I know, and I'm one of two moms I know in person who have been successfully breastfeeding. I chalk that up to the cosleeping, I really do. But I'm so tired of tiny toes in my crotch, kicking furiously because he needs to fart at dawn. Ironically, my husband, the one who kind of freaked out when I said before the birth "let's bring the baby into our bed"? Yeah. Doesn't want the little guy to leave, and is dragging his big adult feet on buying a crib. I know I should be glad, but I'm feeling like "if it were YOUR crotch getting the kicking just when the birds were getting loud so you couldn't fall back asleep..." Just whining, I'm tired this AM

Speaking of sleeping: I don't understand how he can wake up in the morning in the room, alone, and cheerfully babble to himself for an hour... but when I put him down at night, and he wakes up alone BECAUSE IT IS 8:30 AND MAMA DOESN'T WANT TO GO TO BED YET, he shrieks. I thought it was the dark, but no, he still gets pissed with all the lights on. What's the difference between morning-alone and night-with-lights-on-alone?
post #88 of 500
Ugh. Ok, help me think this through. DD (15 weeks) on a good night will wake to nurse 2x and go peacefully back to sleep. This means she wakes every 3-5 hours. I can TOTALLY deal with that, I feel rested and refreshed in the morning.

HOWEVER, this happens maybe 1-2 times a week. What is more common is that she wakes, nurses, I carefully scoot her away when she is done only to have her wiggle and wake up every 30-60 minutes. She will wiggle an squirm and eventually wake up and cry. I know she either needs to toot or burp, but most of the time she can't get it out. So, I am up every hour trying to rock, pat, shush, ect her back to sleep. The only way she will go back to sleep though is to nurse, which only makes the problem worse!

I know I have OAL, so she gulps a lot of air. I've tried block feeding, to the point that I am only feeding on one side all night, to try to get the hindmilk, and not so much forceful letdown. It's not helping. I've cut out all meats (going veg! Yea!) and most dairy, save for the ounce of cream in my coffee and the (very) occasional slice of cheese. I don't know what else to do!!!

At this point, night-weaning sounds very nice, and sometimes I feel like it would alleviate the gassy problem at night. I do think she is way to young to go for long without milk. But perhaps 5 hours? Then at least I could have that much rest, and I could function. We are both tired, cranky, and have dark circles under our eyes. She is turning from happy go lucky baby to a crying mess all day long. I've tried teething tablets, RR, and colic tablets, with no difference.

Not to mention that while she is up grunting, rolling around and eventually crying, she is waking up dd1, who is 3. Then I'm left to deal with two awake, cranky kids, both wanting to nurse, and one cranky, overtired, not so nice or gentle mama.
post #89 of 500
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Originally Posted by smokeylo View Post
General guidelines say double at 6 months, triple at 1 yr. Robin is 1 lb away from being double and she's 3 1/2 months .
Ok, she has doubled her weight already at 4 months

writerbird. I hear you about getting kicked in the crotch at wee hours because of a fart! Seems Ash needs to fart at around 5am every morning. She is starting to get squirmy too.

How are you keeping your babies in bed? Mind sleeps on my side or on top of me. I have to figure out something soon otherwise she will be falling out soon. Maybe dh can make something
post #90 of 500
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EG was 6 lb 14 oz at birth, and hit 16 pounds yesterday...not quite four months old!

But he's also not at all interested in crawling, and only rolls onto his side. I know he CAN roll onto his belly, as I don't put him down on his stomach but he wakes up that way all the time. But he's doing it when he's asleep. If he gets on his belly when he's awake, he raises a ruckus.
Bella was crawling and walking in her sleep about a month before she was doing it awake. So cute.

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Confession: I want a crib. I'm afraid we've missed the window where we can convince the baby that his own bed is a lovely thing to be desired. Cosleeping has been great, in that I'm better rested than most of the moms I know, and I'm one of two moms I know in person who have been successfully breastfeeding. I chalk that up to the cosleeping, I really do. But I'm so tired of tiny toes in my crotch, kicking furiously because he needs to fart at dawn. Ironically, my husband, the one who kind of freaked out when I said before the birth "let's bring the baby into our bed"? Yeah. Doesn't want the little guy to leave, and is dragging his big adult feet on buying a crib. I know I should be glad, but I'm feeling like "if it were YOUR crotch getting the kicking just when the birds were getting loud so you couldn't fall back asleep..." Just whining, I'm tired this AM
Well... you could always try mylicon or gripe water. Makes the farting easier on the little tummy-tums, so there's less crotch kicking.

That said, if you wait another month or two he'll probably think the crib is a great novelty and be absolutely fascinated by it. My kids all thought cribs and playpens were hilarious and great fun... mostly because they never slept in them at home.

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Speaking of sleeping: I don't understand how he can wake up in the morning in the room, alone, and cheerfully babble to himself for an hour... but when I put him down at night, and he wakes up alone BECAUSE IT IS 8:30 AND MAMA DOESN'T WANT TO GO TO BED YET, he shrieks. I thought it was the dark, but no, he still gets pissed with all the lights on. What's the difference between morning-alone and night-with-lights-on-alone?
Oh it's really simple. Put yourself in his position, only make the hour 2:30 a.m.-- make more sense? In the morning, he's waking up refreshed and happy. He's *exhausted* at 8:30, and doesn't have the energy to do much but throw a fit because he's overly tired. Try putting him to bed a bit earlier, and *definately* continue to turn the lights off (or minimize them)-- you don't want him learning that darktime is a time to be awake!

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Ok, she has doubled her weight already at 4 months [
Bear may have doubled his birthweight, too. My big grownup boy!

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How are you keeping your babies in bed? Mind sleeps on my side or on top of me. I have to figure out something soon otherwise she will be falling out soon. Maybe dh can make something
Double-sided tape? Okay, no. I'm not sure how to answer the question... Bear stays in bed just the way his siblings do/did. He wiggles out sometimes, too. He really really really thinks he can crawl. Such a lovebug!
post #91 of 500
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What is more common is that she wakes, nurses, I carefully scoot her away when she is done only to have her wiggle and wake up every 30-60 minutes.
in my experience, when they aren't next to you they wake up. linnaea i can get away for a bit when she goes down for the night but lazlo i never could. he'd wake up within ten minutes of being away from me. i think the wiggle is them realizing you aren't right there.

my suggestion would be to try a night of sleeping on your side with her touching you. see if she wakes up. linnaea will also take like a 3 hour nap when i'm there in bed with her and maybe 30 minutes if i'm not. you could try this strategy for naps too!

it's like this never ending cycle. she wakes up early, is crabby but not quite tired enough to sleep, finally goes back to sleep, wakes up early when i try to escape, is crabby.....and then i'm crabby and super tired! yuck!
post #92 of 500
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Confession: I want a crib. I'm afraid we've missed the window where we can convince the baby that his own bed is a lovely thing to be desired.......But I'm so tired of tiny toes in my crotch, kicking furiously because he needs to fart at dawn.
honestly? i don't think there is a window to convince your babe their own bed is great. i could never get lazlo to fall asleep or even stay asleep in his bassinet. even when he was really really little. he'd get maybe ten minutes of sleep, wiggle, wake up.

for me it's the belly button. lazlo and linnaea both think my bellybutton is the perfect place to dig their toes in and push up. ugh! and it hurts!

and my mate is the one who didn't want our 3 yo to leave. i was like, "honey. i know he's snuggly, but he likes to sleep sideways with his feet kicking me!!"
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Mommy2abigail, try propping her up with her head on your arm for night-time boobies. It keeps her head higher than her tummy and eases the whole wind thing
Writerbird, River was sttn in a cot and now wakes at night and prefers to go back to sleep nuzzled in. It's going to get worse before it gets better, but in 10 years it'll seem like a distant memory. I promise...
Remind me to never talk about my kids development again. After declaring that River wasn't rolling yet, he rolled himself over onto his tummy and started commando-crawling backwards : It's quite funny, really...
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Remind me to never talk about my kids development again. After declaring that River wasn't rolling yet, he rolled himself over onto his tummy and started commando-crawling backwards : It's quite funny, really...
nope. i won't do it! i was so glad to read about how different all your kiddos were. that commando crawl sounds very cute

i realized that linnaea can roll to her side but she does it completely different than lazlo. lazlo pushed up with his heels in the ground until he flipped himself over. linnaea just kind of pulls her legs up and over to move herself.
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um, anyone want a babyhawk? i just found a discount code for 15% off.
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: Mine arrived here last week. And I didn't use the discount code : I like it a lot though, but River can't get used to back carries easily yet.
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Ocean loves her new bath seat~ it's her big sister, Orange (much easier than the baby bath tub!):
http://www.dropshots.com/Sunkist33#d...06-06/17:28:00

I haven't done the back carry yet, maybe I'll try tomorrow. It might be easier to do dishes with her on my back (but then I won't be able to use that as an excuse anymore!)
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holy beautiful kids sunkist!
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Urgh. This is the 3rd night in a row that Twyla has forsaken her normal bedtime of 8:00 or so. It's now 10:15, and she shows no sign of going to sleep soon. She also decided against a morning nap, and just took a 2 1/2 hour one in the afternoon. That's it. : We had such an awesome rhythm going, which was working nicely for our homeschooling flow, but it looks like I might be saying goodbye to that. I really shouldn't complain, though- She usually only wakes once per night once she's finally down. Before I get this, : I'll say that I was nursing my other ones an average of 5x a night, so I deserve a break for once! So I send my love to those who are getting very little sleep. I've been there, and it SUCKS!

She's way more than doubled her birth weight, but since she was only 5lb. 8oz., that's not saying a whole lot! And no rolling over all the way yet. She gets to her side, but no further. She's starting to show quite an interest in hanging toys, and will happily play under them for a time when the mood strikes her.

I have had an Ellaroo, which I thought was great for hiking, but way to much of a PITA for everyday wear. I always stick with a ring sling. I have little babies, so I need the adjustability. Okay, dh wants to watch a movie, so I'm off!
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But I'm so tired of tiny toes in my crotch, kicking furiously because he needs to fart at dawn.

Speaking of sleeping: I don't understand how he can wake up in the morning in the room, alone, and cheerfully babble to himself for an hour... but when I put him down at night, and he wakes up alone BECAUSE IT IS 8:30 AND MAMA DOESN'T WANT TO GO TO BED YET, he shrieks.
These are both Kaia, too, to the T Oooh those sticky little toes pulling out my pubes! But then when I actually open my eyes she usually smiles and I instantly forgive her.

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I know she either needs to toot or burp, but most of the time she can't get it out. So, I am up every hour trying to rock, pat, shush, ect her back to sleep. The only way she will go back to sleep though is to nurse, which only makes the problem worse!
What really helped me with this was EC, because even if it's just gas she will get that out on the potty then nurse back to sleep. You still have to wake up and get up, but it's at least over fast

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I know I have OAL, so she gulps a lot of air. I've tried block feeding, to the point that I am only feeding on one side all night, to try to get the hindmilk, and not so much forceful letdown. It's not helping. I've cut out all meats (going veg! Yea!) and most dairy, save for the ounce of cream in my coffee and the (very) occasional slice of cheese. I don't know what else to do!!!
I know this probably isn't what you want to hear, but I'm vegan and still have OAL : That sounds tough, I'm sorry I hope you get things figured out soon, I wish I had any helpful advice.

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How are you keeping your babies in bed? Mind sleeps on my side or on top of me. I have to figure out something soon otherwise she will be falling out soon. Maybe dh can make something
We just took the bed frame down and threw the mattress on the floor so that if she does roll out, it'll be okay. Even though she rolls she has never even come close anyway.

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in my experience, when they aren't next to you they wake up. linnaea i can get away for a bit when she goes down for the night but lazlo i never could. he'd wake up within ten minutes of being away from me. i think the wiggle is them realizing you aren't right there.

my suggestion would be to try a night of sleeping on your side with her touching you. see if she wakes up. linnaea will also take like a 3 hour nap when i'm there in bed with her and maybe 30 minutes if i'm not. you could try this strategy for naps too!
: Kaia is the same way. As long as she is touching me, even just a little, she's cool. And if I try to get space, she wiggles right on back anyway. I even try pawning her off on DP, but I guess the lack of boobs is not cuddle-worthy. She generally sleeps hugging a boob.

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Urgh. This is the 3rd night in a row that Twyla has forsaken her normal bedtime of 8:00 or so. It's now 10:15, and she shows no sign of going to sleep soon. She also decided against a morning nap, and just took a 2 1/2 hour one in the afternoon.
Hmm this is Kaia's second night of this. She was going down around then too, but here we sit, quarter to midnight, wide awake and playing, kicking, talking, showing no sign of tiring out. Also, she just peed on me for like, the 5th time today, right after peeing on the potty and then peed on DP a second after he got back from trying to potty her unsuccessfully. maybe.. it's a temporary schedule upset? : hehe. I can dream, right?
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