IS THERE ANYONE LEFT? It seems as if we cannot quite keep track...
ps could someone define 'aplix' for me?
Originally Posted by plantmommy
Why hasn't anybody invented a nursing bra with velcro opening???
Why don't babies have LCD readouts on their forehead that tell you whether this screaming fit is due to gas or overtiredness?
Anna, so good to hear your rash is doing better and the breast shields are gone!
So is anyone else's baby a flatulant little thing? Nessa can seriously compete in an adult farting competition. It doesn't seem to be all that bothersome to her, so I'm wondering if other babies are the same?
Also, can anyone give me instructions on how to loosen boogers with saline? It is ultra dry here and Nessa gets boogery at times, they are too dry to suction and I've heard you can loosen them with saline, but I have no idea how... I don't want to choke her. Any experienced booger looseners here?
Well, I hope the skies are just as sunny and blue for you all today, it is gorgeous here, going to a bbq.....
Mama to DD 8 and EDD 5/21/13
We went on a big outing to a pumpkin patch today and I had the unfortunate experience of bleeding so much that it leaked onto my pants Anyway, my husband is concerned and I can't remember how long the bleeding lasts. Generally it is a lot lighter, but it must have been all the walking/ baby carrying. Am I wrong not to be too concerned?
Originally Posted by almama
...bleeding so much that it leaked onto my pants Anyway, my husband is concerned and I can't remember how long the bleeding lasts. Generally it is a lot lighter, but it must have been all the walking/ baby carrying. Am I wrong not to be too concerned?
i've pretty much stopped bleeding, myself. (but i had my baby 3 weeks before you had yours.) i still am leaking a touch of reddish brown fluid, but i'm so sick of pads that i'm just letting it stain my underwear. if i had any "panty liners" i'd probably use them, though.
Originally Posted by adventuregirl
So is anyone else's baby a flatulant little thing? Nessa can seriously compete in an adult farting competition.
Any experienced booger looseners here?
Yes, Mielle is also a monster farter, we were in the tub together earlier today and Jerome had to ask which one of us had just let one rip! i was afraid she was about to poop in the tub!
Well Mielle has woken up and is now trying to eat my arm.. i guess i better go nurse her instead of playing online!!
Love to all
and yup! reid is a larger than life farter, too!
My midwife saw us this morning and thinks she'll see me again this weekend. I hope so.
madly in with spiritwolf, dad to (9) & (5Â½)
Here's some more photos of our little angel... 5 weeks old in these pics... she'll be 6 weeks on Monday!!!!
Originally Posted by chanale
strangers' tactless and meshuggeneh comments; I've been told everything from how I'll have to have surgery to get out what they assume must be an enormous baby, to "the baby will die in there from being overcooked."
Originally Posted by blueviolet
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
I am so f*ing (fill in your own *) sick of feeding Tristan with this SNS. Granted I'm happy to be feeding him breast milk again now instead of formula, but we both get so frustrated with the SNS. His latch on the right side has gone completely down the drain, hopefully some cranio-sacral work at the chiropractor on Tuesday will help that... but when nighttime comes, I'm tired, he's fussy, my back hurts, I have a rash on my nipples and breasts from the adhesive on the tape to hold the tubes on... I just can't take it and I hit this downward spiral. I can't feed my baby. I couldn't even bring my baby into the world. If I had had him before medical technology and intervention I probably would have died and so would have he. If we both would have lived and no one would have been there to save our butts with spare milk, he'd die of starvation. And I lose faith in myself and my body and wonder just what the hell I'm doing, since obviously I was not meant to be a mother.
Of course if you look at the clock you know that it's probably tiredness talking. It's been a busy day but I got 2.5 hours by myself today. I did as you did, Steph, cranked the tunes and I opened the sunroof and the window and sang loudly to my German camp CD. My mom and Bob came over this evening, she brought a roast for dinner which was quite good.
I know, I shouldn't beat myself up, I'll be a great mother, i'm still adjusting and so is tristan, but I can't figure out what constructive lesson all of these setbacks are trying to teach me. Anyone see a hidden purpose in all of these difficulties?
I'm going to bed.
You are being an UNBELIEVABLE mother! Tristan is so lucky to have a mom so persistant in getting him the good stuff. I am in awe of everything you are doing, how well you are persevering. You are just an amazing person.
I know it's hard to see the good in this now, but someday you will, I'm sure. My first child taught me more than I could write, but the learning process was a struggle. Nevertheless I am a better parent and a better person for having mothered that baby.
Originally Posted by JenInMpls
oh my, please tell me that this gets better.
when nighttime comes, I'm tired, he's fussy, my back hurts, I have a rash on my nipples and breasts from the adhesive on the tape to hold the tubes on... I just can't take it and I hit this downward spiral.
And I lose faith in myself and my body and wonder just what the hell I'm doing, since obviously I was not meant to be a mother.
Anyone see a hidden purpose in all of these difficulties?
Please don't lose faith in yourself and in your body... you are indeed meant to be a mother, you've just had a really long hard road to travel in order to get here. It's a damn shame the birth ended up being so very difficult especially considering how much research and preparation you put into becoming a mother!
No, i don't see some hidden purpose, life just isn't fair sometimes! But maybe it is preparing you for something later in life. I know that I have grown a lot as a woman by becoming Mielle's mommy..... have patience and don't be so hard on yourself! We all believe in you, and I'm certain Tristan feels the same way. You provide him with love and tender care, you brought him into this world with courage and compassion. Now give yourself some of that compassion, you deserve it!
P.S. Good luck with the milk stimulating meds!
Chris - Your children are beautiful. BTW, Jack has the same spaceship pjs. Don't you love them? We got our's at Costco and are sad they don't carry that brand anymore.
Anna - Jerome looks so darling and proud in the first pic with Mielle in the sling!
My sister is in town from NC for the week to help me out and we all went to a big art fest this morning. Jack painted a gorgeous picture - I think I'm going to have it framed. The people doing to kids art stuff wouldn't let parents into the tent because of space issues, which I can understand, but told them there should be an exception for children under a certain age. When I said that, the woman had the nerve to tell me, "If you don't think he is capable of doing it on his own, he shouldn't be in here anyway." In a VERY nasty tone. Wow, really makes me want to send my child to her art classes, huh?
Now this afternoon, I'm getting my sister to watch Jack (nice, right? come to town now babysit my kid) while John and I go with Lucy to a movie. First movie since Christmastime,
I know this is a late response, but I wanted to say that we wont be getting the flu shots this year. We never have and have never gotten the flu either. I dont really understand how this vaccine is supposed to provide protection, because isnt it made with the virus from the year prior? But the virus changes every year?
We dont do any vaccines, but this is one that I dont know much about... I personally get more stressed out about pertussis since there are outbreaks in my area every year.
jen, you are so obviously MEANT to be a mother!! the mystery behind our challenges may never be clear, but we only get what we can handle (even if we don't think we can). the universe works in strange ways, but tristan picked you and all the stuff that comes in that package. hang in there, i totally understand the meltdown hour and how it gets to you. being a mama is such a new and different world, and it would not have come to you if you weren't meant for it.
well, nessa is 6 weeks old as of yesterday, time has definitely taken on a different feel, the month of september has no shape in my memory. i can't believe how different she is already, and how much she'll change in the coming weeks/months. wow.
happy monday, enjoy those sweet baby faces.
Mama to DD 8 and EDD 5/21/13
Originally Posted by Mom2baldie
I personally get more stressed out about pertussis since there are outbreaks in my area every year.
to other co-sleeping families: what do you dress your baby in to sleep? tristan seems to absorb so much of my body heat, plus he sleeps on a puddle pad (with a cotton cloth over it) which seems to insulate him a lot. yet he snuggles up SO close. I always wake up to find him snuggled along my side, under my arm. he usually only has our sheet plus a light cotton flannel blankie over him. last night i dressed him in a onesie but he still felt so warm this morning. tips? tia.
well, one sleeping baby here, i hate it when he suckles to sleep, his mouth falls open and all that milk drips down his cheek, my arm, my shirt... swallow, little boy!!! precious, rare mama's milk! i spose i should throw some nappies at the washer while i have the chance.