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#271 of 367 Old 05-22-2008, 11:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Last night I put Atticus down at 7, and I was asleep for the night by 7:30. How pathetic am I?
Only ever so slightly more pathetic than me ! :

What time do you get up?
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Oh, around 7...I can't believe I slept for 12 hrs...It felt so good, though.

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Oh, on the days I work, though, which is 2-3 days a week, I get up at 5:45. Yesterday was a day that I worked, so maybe that explains why I was so tired.

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Oh, around 7...I can't believe I slept for 12 hrs...It felt so good, though.
Sometimes I find even if I sleep that long I still feel wasted...


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Last night I put Atticus down at 7, and I was asleep for the night by 7:30. How pathetic am I?


Am I counting right? Do you have 5 DCs? If so, COOOOOL! I want at least five.
The bathroom story is super cute.
Yup, five DCs. One dd and 4 ds. I thought we would have at least 6, but I am happy with five now.

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I usually go to bed around 12 or 1, and get up at 6 to start getting kids to school. I've been having some insomnia lately, ick, but I think 6 hours is my optimal sleep time. Even when I can sleep in, I don't usually sleep much longer than 6 hours or so.
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Stella, your combo is exactly what I want at least four boys and just one girl. For some reason a house full of boys just appeals to me, but I'd like at least one little girl. Did you just always feel called to a larger family, or was it just something that happened. Me-for some weird reason, I've always felt that I would have a large family. I LOVE large families. My mom had five and my grandma had five, and it just seems right to me.

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Stella, your combo is exactly what I want at least four boys and just one girl. For some reason a house full of boys just appeals to me, but I'd like at least one little girl. Did you just always feel called to a larger family, or was it just something that happened. Me-for some weird reason, I've always felt that I would have a large family. I LOVE large families. My mom had five and my grandma had five, and it just seems right to me.
When I was a kid myself I always said I've have 12, so I guess I've always been called to a larger family. Funny, because my mom only had 2 although her mom had seven. My poor dd every time I got pg again she wished and wished for a sister, and every time got stuck with another brother lol. Now she's happy she's the only girl, makes her feel special I think. She's 12, so old enough for some insight now.
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How about the REST of you -

When do you go to bed?

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How many hours average sleep per night do you get?

During the work week, I go to bed around 10, sometimes a bit earlier if DD needs to go to sleep.

I wake up between 5:30 and 6 a.m., out the door by 6:25

Since I don't usually fall asleep at 10, I usually manage to average 7 hours of sleep. Weekends are a lot different - DD goes to bed around 10, my and DP midnight and we all usually sleep in to about 7-8.

This week I'm working from home so me and DD have been sleeping in every day!

If it was up to me, there would be no way I'd wake up as early as I do. Even if I get 8-10 hours of sleep, i HATE waking up early and by an alarm clock. I really am kind of a bitch in the morning (until the coffee kicks in). While I don't have to be at work that early, DP has to be in by 7 and since we live so far out of town we carpool - so I am really at the mercy of his empoyer

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Perfect timing for sleep talk, as Asheby has started waking up WAY to early for my taste.

I try to go to bed at about 10:30-11 pm, after a nice dreamfeed for Asheby.

We have always had a rule in our house, no waking up before 8am. Well, he just isn't following the rules He has been waking at 6:30-7. And it is killing me!! I really need that time to sleep, its my best rest of the night, early morning. Plus, he is a huge grump from waking up so early, ugh.

I do best with 9-10 hours of sleep, but there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day.

Good thing he is such a cutie!

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DS is napping right now. He usually only naps for about an hour a day. It used to be worse so I'm not complaining (he's a very light sleeper). He still wakes at least 1-2 times (sometimes many more) during the night. He has a lightning speed metabolism so he needs to eat. It's not so bad because we co-sleep so I just roll over and nurse him back to sleep. I do long for the day when I'll be able to sleep all night through though!

I've been a little stressed about DS's eating lately because at his last check-up his doctor said he's a little on the thin side (obviously) and she wants to see him in 3 months for a height/weight check (his growth has pretty much plateued). I know the problem is his constant snacking and extreme activity level. I've been tryign to get him to sit down and eat 3 square meals a day but he usually just plays with it, yells "Done!" and then begs for a snack about 15 minutes later *sigh*.

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Hi ladies,

Eleanor sleeps from around 9-9:30pm to 8:30-9am. That said, she woke up crazy early this a.m. I try to get in bed by 11 or 12 and get up w/her.

I am stressed out right now b/c we have thrush AGAIN. I don't know how or why (the universe is punishing us?LOL) but here it is. I guess I just need some support, because I feel overwhelmed w/all the things to do to get rid of it and from the PAIN. Ugh.

Hope everyone is good tonight. Other than the thrush, we're doing great.

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How many hours average sleep per night do you get?


I either fall asleep w/DS when I put him down (usually around 7:30 or 8:00) or if I'm lucky, I don't get drowsy and I can hang out w/DH for a couple hours...or get on the internet Then I'll go to bed around 11:00 or so.

Most days I wake up when DS gets up, around 6:30 or 7:00. I get up early one morning a week to meet a friend to run at 6:30...don't ask me how!!!

I'd say I average 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night.

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Fiona is a night owl, just like we are. Even when I was carrying her, she would be kicking away in there at 11pm.

Most of the time she falls asleep somewhere between 9 and 10, with an occasional night that is 8 or 11. With teething lately, she has been up until midnight or so.

She wakes at least once during the night to nurse. I am normally up at 6am to get ready for work. I usually have to wake her around 7, but on the weekends she likes to sleep until about 8:30 or 9 am.

She doesn't nap more than a half hour at the sitter. Imagine a 14- 15 hour day with a 30 minute nap! I don't know how she does it. When she is home with us, she will nap for like 2 hours in a row, but late afternoon.

I have always been able to run on less sleep, and when she was tiny she was so jaundiced that we were always nursing. She was a grazing type of nurser who would latch on for like 45 minutes, nap for 15, latch on and nurse some more. I feel like these 3 hour stretches are amazing gifts. LOL!

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Well, I did it again last night. I went to back at 7:45 right after I put Atticus down. That mean, I slept for 12 hours again.
Gah, am I sick or something?

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Well, I did it again last night. I went to back at 7:45 right after I put Atticus down. That mean, I slept for 12 hours again.
Gah, am I sick or something?
Or "something"?!?

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hey - has anyone here had mastitis or a plugged duct? DD has been preferring my L side this week, and I woke up this morning with a lot of pain in my R breast, underside. There are some lumpy swollen areas there that really hurt with any pressure. I have pumped and applied heat and pumped some more. I am concerned because it is a holiday weekend - hard to get to a doctor if I need one. Any ideas?

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Jill, that does sound like a plugged duct...As long as you keep applying the heat, it should go away on its own. Maybe massage it a bit, too? If it gets worse, I think you could be okay waiting til next Tues to call a doc. Don't let it ruin your weekend.

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Ugh, try to nurse as much as possible on that side. I had mastitis about 2 weeks ago, on a Friday of course with no dr access. I thought I would DIE. Thank goodness Asheby nursed as much as I needed. I also found that massaging the area helped move it out. I also put my cup of hot tea over my pajamas and the heat helped a lot!

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Thanks everyone! DD is refusing to nurse that side, so I am pumping it.

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Anyone else every try Dr. Jack Newman's All Purpose Nipple Ointment for thrush, etc. of the nipples? It's incredible!!!!! (Dr. Jack Newman is a breastfeeding guru )

Also - there's an amazing homeopathic remedy for blocked ducts, mastitis...ummm...can't remember its name....willl look...

Also - express and knead the affected breast (actually - do both) in a warm bath, shower...
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http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...ne/ai_86387611

a great article on homeopathic remedies, natural remedies and what to do when you have mastitis
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http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/newman.shtml

Dr. Jack Newman's free articles and videos on the web - CHECK THEM OUT
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Millie has her milk with daddy at 7pm and goes up after that - usually about 7.15. She usually drops off within half an hour and apart from the odd murmur we don't normally hear her till 7am!

I go to bed between 10 and 10.30 and read till about 11 then sleep until the alarm goes off at 7 (though dh and I have snuggles till Millie starts shouting for us!)

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I just can't believe how fast Asheby is growing up!! The last two days James and Amethyst have been out of the house at an gun show, so we have had some good one on one time, and its just amazing. He helps me do laundry and knows exactly where I say to put stuff up, brings whole stacks of clothes for me. He LOVES to vacuum (new Kirby, YAY!!) and today he kept going over to it and making sound effects and saying mama all soft and sweet until I gave in and vacuumed. And we were eating dinner tonight and he wanted bites of mine, so I told him to say please (peez) and he did, but once he forgot so I said "what do you say?". He looked at me for a minute then asked "ri ru roo?" (I love you) It was so sweet
Ooooh, and the full on tantrums have begun. He wanted an apple today but couldn't tell me, so he ran over by the pantry and screamed for ten minutes. Then he calmly came and got me and showed me what he wanted.

Oh, I just love my baby boy so much I could pop!

Any cute moments for you guys lately?

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Almost all moments are ADORABLE moments and I'm trying to relish every one
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I don't know if adorable is the right word, but Atticus tasted another worm today.

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Lucy's new thing is dancing--well, of course the dancing part isn't new, but the way she does it. She wants music turned on, and then she wants us to dance with her, and she'll try to imitate whatever we're doing. So if we spin around, she spins around, and if we clap our hands, she claps her hands. It's fun to see what she'll notice, like if I make fists and sort of shake my hands (sort of like I'm playing a drum), she'll do that, and then I'll keep doing it, but switch to having my hands open, with fingers spread out, and it'll take her a second to catch on.

She can't jump, so it's fun to jump and watch her do her "version" of jumping.

But my very favorite is clapping my hands over my head--it's that whole head-proportion thing...she can't do it. So cute and so funny.
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I don't know if adorable is the right word, but Atticus tasted another worm today.

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But my very favorite is clapping my hands over my head--it's that whole head-proportion thing...she can't do it. So cute and so funny.
I love that too.

My folks are here watching the kids for the 1st day while DH and I are at work. (Daycare-kindergarten strike). The kids will be fine. Hoping my folks will survive! The biggest issue is the language. By the end of the week either my folks will be speaking danish or DS will be speaking american english.
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Allison, I was reading your post, and I was thinking, "It's Memorial Day. Why are they working and needing day care"? Then I remembered. DUH!!! You're in Denmark. LOL!!!!!

The ILs are coming for a cook-out today. It's raining now, so I hope it clears up. They're bringing us a Wii. I'm excited about buying the Wii fit (when I actually can find one, lol)

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