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Re: working from home -- starting next week I'll be working from home two days per week. Thankfully right now my job isn't that demanding so it'll be fine, but I may end up taking a promotion, and I'm worried that if I do, I'll have trouble keeping up while at home.
Re: what do I do with baby all day? I hold her on my lap in the boppy facing me and talk/sing to her. She lays on her activity mat. I sit her in the bumbo and read her books. She hangs out in the swing that plays music - she likes to look at the spot the music comes out of. I have one of those exersaucer type things that she's still too small for - I put her in there anyway for a change of scenery. Also, walks when the weather is nice. And... *don't banish me to the Bad Mom's Club* I sit with her on my lap while I'm watching TV. She LOOOVES TV. It's awful. I'll catch her staring at the TV while she's on her activity mat. Bad. So bad.
Dee, so sorry that breastfeeding might not work out.
You do what's best for Mathilde and everything will be ok!! I think pumping to save for the future is a great idea. Congrats on going out by yourself! My first solo trip was to the doctor's office. It was heavenly!
Rachel, so cute about your son latching on through your sweater! Hope things with him improve! Congrats on your hubby's job!
Re: Pumping (for Julia) -- when I pump during the day and nursing at the same time (when I'm NOT at work and Maya's nursing), I can barely get 1 oz per side most times. When I'm at work and not nursing, I get 2-3oz from each side. Julia, I never used to feel let down. Suddenly when Maya was around 10 weeks I started to feel it!
Julia, Oliver is SUPER cute in that video! I hope his weight gain gets better.
acp, that's a scary breast pump story!
Emily, congrats on Benjamin's rolling abilities!! That's great! And grabbing too? What a BIG boy!
Sorry he's still sick! As for your nips, thrush presents as a deep, burning pain within the breast during and after feeding. Hope that's not it for you!
Natalia, sorry you guys are sick! I hope you feel better soon! Re: bottles -- I think most are "bad", including Avent (which we use). I want some of the Born Free brand, but they're $$$$$. Like Emily, we store in Medela products.
Jocelyn, good luck with the night weaning! And happy birth day to your little one!
Pie, yay for the Bono daycare!
The Vaccine Book (Sears) is FANTASTIC!!!! Wish I'd read it BEFORE we started the 2 month vax!
So I started back to work on Tuesday. She didn't do so great with the sitter. She couldn't nap very well, and when that happens she screams from being overtired until she finally passes out. Poor kid! But she did better Wednesday and today (I was off work yesterday due to snow). Hopefully she'll get used to our sitter, who really is great.
I bought an Ergo online yesterday and can't wait for it to arrive! We have a babyhawk, which Maya doesn't seem to like much. Hopefully she'll like it more later, otherwise I'll just sell it. She likes the sling ok, and the pouch too. I think I'm addicted to baby carriers!