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post #81 of 147
We finally caught a full-on smile on camera! It's posted on my blog (link in siggy), on the off chance anyone has the time or energy to look at someone else's baby.
post #82 of 147
blizzard babe~ that is such an unbelievably cute picture of Issac in the water! I really need to break out the camera or I'm gonna be one of those mommas who has way more pics of dd#1. Actually, dh is the photographer in residence...I just tend to stare at their cute lil' faces and forget about the pics..
post #83 of 147
Oh Sara that is such a cute smile, I love it, great photo!


I haven't even managed to post on this thread yet. My arms have been baby-full as much as possible. My husband went back to work today after two full weeks (plus a day) off. I have no idea what to do now. There is laundry in the washing machine and I need to put it in the dryer but if I leave the room my 2 year old instantly goes to the baby. I guess I'll have to grab the sling or wrap and tie him on for sleeping. Good thing he is still little!!

We had a visit with the midwife on Tuesday, he was 12 days old, she weighed him and he was 8 '4 - up 6 ounces from birth weight. So we're growing good here. I am convinced they grow so quickly in the first year because us mamas can't stop showering them with kisses ; )

I am feeling good, hardly bleeding but not so energetic though I contribute that to lack of sleep. We're still working out when nursing is happening and after nursing is baby upright or burped. Period. So I am not able to just lay in bed all night right now. And I am one of those people who once I am awake, I am WIDE awake. Until I crash.

So for our first daddy-back-at-work day the boys are going to a movie with their grandparents, and the little ones and I are going to hang out with my sisters for the afternoon. Tomorrow is babys first big outing, my favorite brother graduates high school.
post #84 of 147
your 9 and 7 y/o are old enough to do laundry. (tell them mine are doing it) Shoot even my 5 y/o is separating piles for me (towels, clothes, diapers, etc). Now is the time they get to prove what "big kids" they are.
post #85 of 147
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your 9 and 7 y/o are old enough to do laundry. (tell them mine are doing it) Shoot even my 5 y/o is separating piles for me (towels, clothes, diapers, etc). Now is the time they get to prove what "big kids" they are.
nak

i was seven when my little sister was born... i became very adept at changing diapers. i'd ASK to do it because it made me feel useful and grown-up. i could also swaddle like a champ and practiced on my cabbage patch kids.

dh has been our baby photographer... my hands are usually babyfull. those are my hands in the tub pic, actually.
post #86 of 147
I'm so glad I got a good nights sleep as it looks like I will be needing it. Noah is doing great, it's the other kids. Mady is so beyond whiny it's making me and dh crazy. My poor Sam is in my bed with what I can only assume is a migraine. His head hurts so bad he's puking. He has terrible allergies and often has headaches. He has had some this bad before, but not often. The last really bad one turned out to be a sinus infection so high up the dr could only see it on the MRI. If he's not feeling better after his nap I'm going to have to call the ped. I hate that. I hate our ped, he treats me like I don't know anything, that I'm just paranoid or imagine things. I have tried changing peds and it jsut isn't working out. *sigh*
post #87 of 147
Whew! I finally have a few minutes where I have BOTH hands to use for typing!

This week has been a bit overwhelming to say the least. DH went back to work and it's been me flying solo w/all 3 kids. I knew this week would be the week I'd have a hard time, become weepy, etc, so while I was expecting it, I wasn't really prepared for how intense it all is, KWIM? It's been an adjustment b/c I'm so used to being able to get stuff done (or in the case of the last couple weeks . . . have DH do it ) when I want it done. Not so much this week. And DH hasn't been very helpful around the house either since he went back to work. We ended up having a bit of an argument about it yesterday morning. However, last night, after we got home from DS1's soccer game, he did clean quite a bit so my house is no longer a pig sty.

Baby is doing pretty good. Sleeps 3-4 hrs at night in the sidecarred crib but naps during the day are usually in the sling or Moby. I think we might have some diet sensitivities as he's quite spitty/gassy. I'm starting w/dairy to see if that helps. My word, I didn't realize how much dairy I consume during the day until now! However, in spite of the spitting up, he's chunking out nicely. We had a check up w/the MW on Wednesday and he's up to 10lbs, 5.5 oz! He gained a pound in a week! He obviously loves his mama milk! On a sad note, I had to pack up all his newborn size clothes already as he's outgrown them. Does anyone else get a bit sad when you have to pack up outgrown clothes?

Add me to the list of "big kids are driving me nutso!" I swear, they wait to start fighting until baby is nursing. So.very.frustrating. And DD has been Miss Overreacting Drama Queen this past week. "Mommy! E looked at me!" followed by huge sobs is heard on a daily basis here. DS1 isn't acting out nearly as much as he was the first couple of weeks but when he does, it's a doozy. : I'm nervous for the end of school for DS (only 2 weeks left) and I have all 3 of them, all day, every day.

Sending out to all our mamas!
post #88 of 147
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On a sad note, I had to pack up all his newborn size clothes already as he's outgrown them. Does anyone else get a bit sad when you have to pack up outgrown clothes?
Yup, most of Ike's newborn stuff is too small. I'm still using some of the onesies... but they kind of look like muscle Ts on him.
post #89 of 147
GAH!!! Add a plugged duct the size of a small lemon to my list of complaints above. What next? At least the constipation issue is slowly moving along.....

Oh and we were denied home health care. : The nurse who came yesterday said it's only for people who are home bound. So why didn't anyone tell us this when we set it all up? So now my DH has to pack my incision poor guy. It's really not bad but it's definitely not pleasant, especially when you have to do it to your wife. He's so afraid he's going to do it wrong or hurt me. He has to take out the old guaze (YUCK!!!) pour water in the hole, clean it up and then pack in new guaze.

Breastfeeding question...

At what age do you just let them sleep without waking up to feed them? t? Last night Gage went 5 hours, I didn't realize that until I woke up myself. I did get him up to feed him. Usually it's every 2.5 for him or less. The LC told me that for the first 2 weeks I should wake him every 3 hours. I don't mind doing that but if he's happy to sleep I don't mind leaving him sleep either. Weight isn't a problem, I'm sure he's passed his birth weight by now and my supply is good. In fact for the last two days I've been engorged.
post #90 of 147
I probably wouldn't sweat the occasional 5 hour stretch given what you say. I'm sorry HHC won't come out. I had to help DH with that sort of thing after surgery a few years ago. it's not pleasant for either party!
post #91 of 147
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Amy, as long as weight gain is good, I wouldn't worry about it. Take advantage of that sleep - you need it!!!! Sorry about HHC and the plugged duct .
post #92 of 147
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Shauna---what is NAET? Sorry if you've already answered this question....I have been so behind on reading up on posts lately!
No, I don't think I've elaborated on it yet. It's an alternative treatment for allergies that uses acupressure to tell the body on an energetic level that it does not need to react to a certain food, environmental thing (e.g., pollen), etc. I don't know a ton about it, but my friend has been taking her highly allergenic 2.5 yo ds with really good results (he can finally eat dairy, for example). You can read more about it and search for a practitioner here.

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I just got my breastpump back from a friend of mine today and plan to start pumping some milk here and there so I can leave both dd's with dh sometime soon. Also, to get some alone time with dd1--which I think is also much needed. I'll let you know how it goes....
Yeah, I hear you on getting to spend some time with the older kid(s) too. I think I'll wait another month or two for Sophie to be a bit older, but then I might start leaving her with mil for a few hours so I can devote some one-on-one time with dd1. All assuming she'll take a bottle of course . I'm lucky that she's easygoing and happy with dh and mil (at least so far!).
post #93 of 147
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I probably wouldn't sweat the occasional 5 hour stretch given what you say. I'm sorry HHC won't come out. I had to help DH with that sort of thing after surgery a few years ago. it's not pleasant for either party!
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Amy, as long as weight gain is good, I wouldn't worry about it. Take advantage of that sleep - you need it!!!! Sorry about HHC and the plugged duct .
Thanks ladies, that was my gut instinct too but I just had to double check. With my luck he probably won't do it again anyway!

Yeah, these things are bothersome but I always remember that it could be a lot worse! We got so lucky with Gage being ok that I can handle this stuff!
post #94 of 147
We just had our last midwife appointment and I feel a little sad - not teary or anything, but I liked our little visits! She invited us to her kids' birthday party tomorrow so I guess we'll really be saying goodbye then. Anyone else had their last appointment yet?

Oh and she weighed Declan...he is now 12 lbs 13 oz! Up from 8 lbs 7.5 oz at birth, which was 5 weeks 2 days ago. Whoa. He is packing on pounds way faster than DS1 did!! We are excited cause we've decided we HATE our infant car seat and figure if he keeps up at this rate, he'll be big enough for a new Britax sooner than later!!
post #95 of 147
I don't wake sleeping babies, PERIOD. If you're worried about supply though then wake him during the day. LEAVE him at night!
post #96 of 147
Ditto on waking babies up.
If they're gaining good, don't mess with a good thing
DS1 spent the majority of his first month of life asleep and he gained a pound a week! Plus when he was awake to feed, he was pretty hungry and drank every last drop of hind milk, hence the weight gain.
post #97 of 147
nak. Remind me please, yellow and seedy poops, good or bad?
post #98 of 147
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nak. Remind me please, yellow and seedy poops, good or bad?
good good good!
post #99 of 147
Oh good. Thanks!
post #100 of 147
Sara - what a great smile!

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i'd ASK to do it because it made me feel useful and grown-up. i could also swaddle like a champ and practiced on my cabbage patch kids.
I could swaddle mine like a champ too, including my premie cabbage patch kid.

It's been a full week of full-time singleness. Phew, today is a good day. Everything seems to be working into place the way it should. (at least for today!) M is just one of the calmest, laid back little guys ever. He doesn't really want to be away from me, but he's quite content to just lay in the sling looking around or in big brothers arms. I just can't believe it's already been 3 weeks!
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