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#121 of 125 Old 06-02-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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got a new one

this weekend my MIL kept insisting that i should feed DS with my left hand so that he would be right handed. you know, because when he's up against me his right hand will be free and he'll learn to use it more.

i asked, "what's wrong with being left handed?" but only got a blank stare back as if i asked a stupid question.

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This is a father-in-law thing but I just have to share it (and didn't want to start a whole new thread)! I have a 13 mo old, who has never been cared for by anyone but me or DH. I have often felt like I'm overprotective, or paranoid. My parents and in-laws have begged to baby-sit, or, if we're staying over at their house, to "sleep in the baby's room" while I get quiet sleep in another room. I never felt comfortable with it, so I never agreed to.

Well, my sister-in-law just had a baby, he is 5 or 6 weeks old now, and she went to stay at her parents' house (my in-laws) for Mem. weekend. Sure enough, her father convinced her to let him sleep in the room with the baby (baby in pack-n-play) while she slept in another room. She had a monitor so that she could hear if the baby got inconsolable, and she left her father with a bottle of pumped breastmilk and bottles of formula as a backup if the baby was still hungry.

What did her father do? Well, he started by unplugging the monitor, to gallantly let his daughter get sleep without being disturbed. The baby went to sleep at 7pm, woke at 10, and he gave the bottle of breastmilk. The baby woke again twice more (at 1 am and 4 am is my guess), and he did not give any more milk/formula, because the baby "didn't want it enough -- didn't cry very hard and eventually went back to sleep." Baby woke for the day at 6 am and my father-in-law has bragged all day about what a good night it was.

Yep, I guess it's a good night when you starve a newborn and completely disregard the wishes of your adult daughter.

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This is a father-in-law thing but I just have to share it (and didn't want to start a whole new thread)! I have a 13 mo old, who has never been cared for by anyone but me or DH. I have often felt like I'm overprotective, or paranoid. My parents and in-laws have begged to baby-sit, or, if we're staying over at their house, to "sleep in the baby's room" while I get quiet sleep in another room. I never felt comfortable with it, so I never agreed to.

Well, my sister-in-law just had a baby, he is 5 or 6 weeks old now, and she went to stay at her parents' house (my in-laws) for Mem. weekend. Sure enough, her father convinced her to let him sleep in the room with the baby (baby in pack-n-play) while she slept in another room. She had a monitor so that she could hear if the baby got inconsolable, and she left her father with a bottle of pumped breastmilk and bottles of formula as a backup if the baby was still hungry.

What did her father do? Well, he started by unplugging the monitor, to gallantly let his daughter get sleep without being disturbed. The baby went to sleep at 7pm, woke at 10, and he gave the bottle of breastmilk. The baby woke again twice more (at 1 am and 4 am is my guess), and he did not give any more milk/formula, because the baby "didn't want it enough -- didn't cry very hard and eventually went back to sleep." Baby woke for the day at 6 am and my father-in-law has bragged all day about what a good night it was.

Yep, I guess it's a good night when you starve a newborn and completely disregard the wishes of your adult daughter.
If I was her I would have raged.

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(background - we are UC-ing in august...)

my mom: "what if the cord is wrapped around his neck?"
me: "then i will unwrap it."
mom: "and if he is breech?"
me: "then he will come out breech!"
::deep breath::
me, after reminding her how to birth a child, "...and when the placenta comes..."
mom: "let me guess, youre gonna EAT IT!"
me: "well, with all the health benefits..."
mom: "OHMYGOD YOURE GONNA EAT IT?!?!"

::sigh::

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I would love to UC. but would prob play it as an oops!

When pregnant with DS, DH's aunt asked at our shower about our OB. I told her we were seeing a midwife practice, she's like, you aren't going to birth at home are you?! (at the time I planned on a UC, but well, that didn't happen) but I told her no, it is a hospital based practice.

She said, That makes me feel SO much better!

like I make all my birth choices to make anyone else FEEL better! LOL

my mom has been pushing oatmeal again. says it will mellow put the taste of some of the stonger tasting fruits. Though she did get the rice rusks I asked for instead of biter biscuits.

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