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Teeny, when I left Skye and Isaac to work at this age, all breastmilk was frozen in 2oz. There was a 4oz bottle ready to go when I left, then the next 2oz was defrosted once that bottle was gone and if that was more than 90 minutes before I was due home, then the next 2oz would be removed. Oh, and Skye (my 2yo) starts her DTaP series next week. I'm terrified, but DH wants them done before she starts preschool after Xmas.

Emily, there is a reason why River is also known as the payback baby- I don't know how many poor sleepers you have to have to get a good one, but for us it was four. If you have enough kids, one of them is bound to sleep

Babybump, have you seen the spinners swap?

to everyone else. Sorry to be so behind, but I'm struggling to keep my head above water at the moment. I'm going very introspective (working on The Artists Way) and whilst it's fun, it's emotionally demanding. Tomorrow is the big 10 year anniversary of dad's death as well, so I've been fretting about that. I don't know what we're doing for Grandad Day this year- walk in the park with a cup of tea, probably.
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Okay, so what would you do in this situation....my dd1 is in orchestra camp this week. I have been picking her up and bringing all my kids along to wait for her. Yesterday she was in the mei tai, and this dad came up to me (who I do not know) and started playing with Audrey's feet and hands and cooing at her and was just nuts over her. He totally ignored me and didn't ask me anything about her...just goggled over her. So, today I went to pick her up and was just carrying Audrey (big mistake!!) the same dad came up to me and this time put his hands out and basically took Audrey out of my arms.: I was standing there speechless!! I felt so uncomfortable, and did not want to cause a scene as there were many other parents standing around bearing witness to the event. He just stood there playing with her and his older dd was there also and she was playing with her feet and hands...and then he passed her over to the dd. I just thought the whole thing was so weird and totally caught me off guard! Then he took Audrey back from his dd and the dd went and grabbed another baby. Finally Audrey reached her arms out for me and I was able to snatch her back....

They seem like nice people, but I just thought it was very strange and felt speechless. Tomorrow I will for sure have her in the mei tai to avoid this situation again. I know you are all probably thinking I should have said something, but I am not the most outspoken person especially infront of a bunch of parents that I do not know....I am a whimp::
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More as promised last night- Eli didn't sleep the greatest last night. One of his top front teeth is right there. I wish it would just come through so he felt better. He's also a talker like it sounds like others. I think all of Borders heard him a couple weekends ago.

Lately my milk supply has been if-y. Today I got 3 oz total each time I pumped. That's both sides combined-3 oz. I don't know if my supply is dropping off or I'm not letting down very well for the pump anymore. On the weekends Eli seems satisfied from nursing. I'm adding in some oatmeal each day and trying to do some extra pumping to hopefully boost my supply. It's just frustrating because I have to supplement with formula.

Helen-Thanks for the head's up on the swap. I'm going to check it out.

Here's some pictures of Eli- A woman I work with gave me her sons Cozy Coupe. The Coupe is 21 years old and looks about 2 years old! It's been through her son and her sisters three kids. There is next to no wear and tear-just needs a good cleaning. He's so cute sitting in it! HE's also gotten really good at sitting up!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2834858...7606338165536/
post #404 of 474
ok so I can not keep up.

I did read some posts and it sounds like a big needs to go out. I miss you ladies.

Tenny, we are having the same problem. I send henry with bottles that are about 3-3.5 oz. I dont' have the best pumping supply, and sometimes have to add a bit of formula to the bottles. I also send one 2 oz formula bottle to top him off and hour or so before I get there if needed.
I have been taking some fenugreek to help with my pumping supply. I also ave the problem of only pumping 4 times a day, 8am,1pm,530pm, and about 930pm.
Let me know how she does.

So Henry was sent home today with diarreah, looks like he has is first daycare tummy bug. He seems ok, you can tell his is feeling a big off. So dh is staying home with him tomorrow, and hopefully he will be ok on Friday.

I am still trying ot work out a schedule for getting school work done and enough sleep. Still so sleepy,

I have a plugged duct right now and boy does it hurt.

I can feel the top of Henry's tooth, I am not saying it is in yet just incase it decides to hide again, but it's about time. He loves to jump and goes to town in his door way jumper. He jumps when you hold him too. We are not sitting or rolling, or crawling but I am sure we will get there one day.

man I wish i had more time on here...I miss you ladies...but OMG 21 pages!!!

well talk to you soon...
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... Yesterday she was in the mei tai, and this dad came up to me (who I do not know) and started playing with Audrey's feet and hands and cooing at her and was just nuts over her. He totally ignored me and didn't ask me anything about her...just goggled over her. So, today I went to pick her up and was just carrying Audrey (big mistake!!) the same dad came up to me and this time put his hands out and basically took Audrey out of my arms.: I was standing there speechless!! I felt so uncomfortable, and did not want to cause a scene as there were many other parents standing around bearing witness to the event. He just stood there playing with her and his older dd was there also and she was playing with her feet and hands...and then he passed her over to the dd. I just thought the whole thing was so weird and totally caught me off guard! Then he took Audrey back from his dd and the dd went and grabbed another baby. Finally Audrey reached her arms out for me and I was able to snatch her back....
...:
Entirely unacceptable. I swear, I'd have been hard pressed not to punch him in the nose. : Who the >>@>@@ does he think he is?! UGH! :
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Tomorrow is the big 10 year anniversary of dad's death as well, so I've been fretting about that. I don't know what we're doing for Grandad Day this year- walk in the park with a cup of tea, probably.
Helen, whatever the day brings you, hope it is peaceful, and I will be thinking of you!
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Tomorrow I will for sure have her in the mei tai to avoid this situation again.
I think this is the best plan of action. It's sweet when people are very into babies, but taking a baby from a mother's arms w/o asking is so not cool. It's funny, its not hard to stand up to mean people, but a lot of mamas have trouble standing up to nice people. Why are we like this???

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So Henry was sent home today with diarreah, looks like he has is first daycare tummy bug. He seems ok, you can tell his is feeling a big off.
So sorry to hear about his stomach bug! Hope you are able to find a balance with things in your life soon!

Eli is adorable and looks so grown up in his little car!!

On our front, Molly went to bed at 8:30 tonight, and didn't wake up for the first time till 10!! It may not seem like much to most of you, but I honestly can't remember the last time she went 90 min without waking up at night. Once I join her to co-sleep, it's not too bad to accept, but getting 90 min for DH and I to spend together tonight was awesome!!
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Oh, and Helen, if DH and I have another baby...it will be soley based on the hope that you have given me with stories about River's sleep...I'm not kidding!!!
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Helen, you've got it sooo right, I do have no problem standing up for myself and my family to a jerk...but this guy seems nice and seems to really love babies so here I stand.....Mei Tai to the rescue!!
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Helen - hoping you have a peaceful day today! for doing the Artists Way - I have been meaning to get back to that for a while. I totally respect you for doing that and being such a busy mum

mama2-4 yikes! A bit awkward to say the least! wraps are wonderful things for helping people with boundary issues

Emily! : for you on the 90 minutes uninterrupted time! Hillel has been giving us a hard time and I keep thinking I have it sorted and it's got to get better, and it sometimes is and sometimes not... last night I had my first quiet time alone with Hillel sleeping (DH had gone out to mend bridges with his dad) and it was awesome! :
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ema-adamaI have been here for 16 years now. I ended up here because i married a german. We are divorced now and I have to stay here because ho wouldnt let me leave with the kids when we got divorced. Other than my mil i like it here and it has become home...

BabyBump great pic! He looks soooo grown up! to cute

Mama2-4 Yikes! I would only wear the baby there!

lovetobemama 90 min! That is great!
post #411 of 474
Helen I love that pic of you, River and your dh on your blog! The one od the kids and your dh is cute too!
post #412 of 474
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Thankyou!

Andrea, I haven't actually put my two-pennorth in yet, but I would pull myself up to my full five foot three and say calmly but VERY clearly "what the HELL do you think you're doing?" I'm very good at projecting my voice on such occasions. I think sometimes embarrassment is a potent tool. (If you're not up for the swear words, a plummy "what DO you think you're doing" will work too.)
Allyn You sound less stressed- is it getting easier?
Gotta go, have playgroup to get to.
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Thankyou!

Andrea, I haven't actually put my two-pennorth in yet, but I would pull myself up to my full five foot three and say calmly but VERY clearly "what the HELL do you think you're doing?" I'm very good at projecting my voice on such occasions. I think sometimes embarrassment is a potent tool. (If you're not up for the swear words, a plummy "what DO you think you're doing" will work too.)
Allyn You sound less stressed- is it getting easier?
Gotta go, have playgroup to get to.
Yeah see... I would certainly have dropped an f-bomb or two, regardless of the fact that I was surrounded by children.

And i have to disagree with your assessment of the man as "nice." Nice people don't steal babies. He could be oblivious, but dude... that's the kind of thing a person really needs to learn before they're old enough to have eleven year old children. :
post #414 of 474
ugh tornado warnings here until 800pm.. supposed to get bad storms..

Can't get in touch with DH and he took his motorcycle to work today! Wa-wa!

I will try to get back on later.. if we have power! blah! I hate thunderstorms!
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Yikes Linda - I hope your DH will be OK and that the storms are not too hectic! It's very far away from my reality - I think I was 5 when I last was in a seriously hectic storm... holding thumbs for your power to stay on
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peace_laughing I use all stones and pearls too. Like I said I don't do any super complicated wire-wrapping (like have you checked out metalworkers.org? ridiculous stuff... it is apparently all the rage now) but it's cool to think about. Right now I am doing a custom piece (wire-link necklace) for a new glass-maker friend with one of his pendants. I never work with glass so its hard! But it is for his mom, and they just had a baby last week so it's all good.

helen, what's Artists Way? sounds interesting.

Jackson is really starting to pinch ... what the heck do you do!?!
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Jackson is really starting to pinch ... what the heck do you do!?!
Keep his nails really short. :
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raina, i'm intruiged about your cards!!:

leah (teeny), all i know about bottle size is that when i left james with my mom 2 weeks ago i left 5 oz and it was gone 4 hours later when i returned! i think 2 oz doesn't sound like very much but if she's still taking it very frequently it's probably fine. i do think you could try doing more like 3 or 4 oz and see if she wants it or not and have more of a break between "meals". good luck! i hope things are improving on the homefront as well! the noises sound so fun! i am also facing the vax issue. i have to start them or fine a new ped. i am considering doing a couple, one at a time, over the course of months but i just don't want to!! it's a tough topic!!

sharun, i LOVE that look from the carrier. ash has the biggest puppy eyes, so sweet!!!

megan,
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he's also a bit freaked out, as he assumed that I would keep studying and pushing forward with my career and have other people care for our LO and is not sure what to make of a wife who is not an 'academic' (in Hebrew professions that are studied for in an academic institution are called academics - I have no idea if there is a similar word in English - loosing my English bit by bit ), but a SAHM
professional? it must be weird to "lose" your english. how long have you been in isreal? and thanks for the feedback on the vax books!

andrea, ugg, i'm bad at those things too. i have no problem standing up to a mean or "bad" person but i fing it much more difficult/complicated when they are well intentioned. i suppose i may have said something about going to people she doesn't know but it sounds like you were pretty much taken offf gaurd so who knows. i'd stick with the mei tai too! i also think it's weird that he interacted only with audrey and didn't pay attention to you.

babybump, eli is so cute and looks so darn grown up! i hope your supply rebgounds for you. fenugreek always worked really well for me.

allyn, i hope you start getting more sleep and henry rebounds from his stomach bug quickly!

helen, i hope your day went okay. i'm sorry about the loss of your dad.

emily, congrats on time with your hubby!! i hope it continues to improve! i can't imagine how frustrating that must be! oh wait, dd was a crappy sleeper too, though probably not as bad as it sounds like you are going thru. i agree with helen that 1 is bound to sleep! james is a much better sleep that grace ever was o reves is now at 2!

linda, i hope the storms passed peacefully! now that i have little ones and no basement they make me nervous as well! i'm in iowa and we've had like 4 years worth of severe weaher so i can totally relate!

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Keep his nails really short. :
yup! i also ask him to stop and tell him it hurts but that only gets so far with most infants.

me, mom is home, thank you all for all the support!! i go back to minnesota tomorrow with my sister and her kids. i love my sister but we parent so very very differntly that it's going to be really hard to be with her for a week! we'll share a cabin. then my other sister and her husband will be there along with my brother and my parents will come monday when mom's cleared for travel. so it's the whole family minus my dh and sis's dh (which is fine by me he's a little different) i hope everyone has a great week and i'm sure i'll be on a few times!
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sarahn4639 glad your mom is home!!

lincap hope the storms were not to bad!
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Linda, hope the storms were ok!

Ema: We get storms here so often! My brother was in the Air Force and was in California for his 4 years (other than a couple of deployments), and he always talked about missing the thunderstorms from the Midwest. They are a little crazy at times, but I think I would miss them too! Oh, and hope the alone time 2 nights ago was AWESOME!!!

Sarah, Hope the visist has a lot of bright spots in spite of the things that will be difficult! At least it will probably be fun for the kids, I hope! And I'm so glad that James is a good sleeper. Honestly, DS was such a rough sleeper that I had kind of worked myself up to believe that it would be easier with DD just because she was #2 and wasn't him. To be honest, that is partly why things are hard for me, because I had my hopes up that things would be better than this Oh well, at least DS sleeps perfectly now, and so I know that there will eventually be some stretches of unbroken sleep in my future, even if it won't be this year!

Firecat: good luck with the pinching...DS never did, and DD hasn't yet, so I'm no help!

We're off to Davenport, IA this weekend. DH and his dad always run the BIX, a 7 mile race through the city, and it's this weekend. DS is in LOVE with his "Nana" and "Papa" and they are in love with him (and DD too, she's just such a mama's girl that they have to love her from afar), so even though the 5 hour drive is rough, it should be worth it to go! I'll try to read, but might be MIA this weekend!

Hugs to all!
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