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#121 of 154 Old 04-30-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Just went to Claire's thread in PAL, and her facebook friends say she's doing okay. Whew. I was worried.

cecilia's mama- yeah, I mostly don't really want to leave the house either, or set her down. But being able to do both sometimes is certainly nice. Right now she's in her swing with her hands out like she's meditating "ooooommmmmmmm" style. Before I could ever get to the camera she'll move them, though.

She sleeps on my chest, as well. I put the boppy on and lie down, and then she has something to press her feet against (she likes to have her feet froggied) and it also gives me something to prop my arms on, and feel safer that she's not going to roll off of me (my bed is VERY soft and a pillow-top, so I really think it would be dangerous if she was to end up on the bed)

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heh, reading this thread alone is enough to learn every possible manual help for gassy babies. yes, i have tried the toes to nose, bycicle thing, tummy massage.

two issues: manual stimulations seem to cause spit-up, and i'm not sure that's a good trade-off, considering he's not actually upset.

the other thing is, he HATES being woken up. he loves sleeping and eating, and has this different growling noise (i swear) that he makes if we try to disrupt either one. tooooo funny. but makes it tough to use manual gas relieving measures when he's asleep. besides, if he wakes up, he just wants to eat more which makes more gas, heh.

that's why i'm asking about preventatives.

jenfl . i hope you can find a provider that is freakin' reasonable. i have been to so many dr appointments as an escort, i can't believe what you're going through w/ this! meanwhile, i hope this weekend is better for you and your little one.

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I don't know what made me suddenly think of this, but while I was in labor my friend went down to the gift shop and bought a little sewing kit. She came back and put all of my birth beads on a string for me, and they stayed out on the little hospital table while I was in labor.

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My first post on this thread and it's a gripe: MIL. Seriously, she's been close to no help at all. I've still had to get the oldest boy ready for school, change diapers on all three kids, make the kids meals, do dishes, etc but she talks all about the help she's provided. She held the baby today and when I got him back, he reeked of smoke. Yeah, my four day old reeked of smoke. On a good note, my boobs seem to make her uncomfortable and she won't sit in the same room as me when I am feeding the little guy.

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Jen- I'm picturing you putting him in a basket with a note on it, leaving it in the doorway, and knocking on the door.

"I cannot afford $150 extra just to be in the room, so please check him out and return him to me when you're done. Thanks."


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It occurred to me last night that there haven't been any care pages updates from ClaireB in a very very long time. That worries me.
I'm glad you did some digging, because I was just thinking about her today too! i still can't believe those boys are so healthy for all they went through. They have had, and will have, challenges, but man, talk about miracle babies.

DH just pulled up so my relief is here! Yippee, I can pee alone!

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I've been following claire's page too so I was happy to see jay post sn update on the pal board.

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Day 12 post partum and I am exhausted! I am getting an okay amount of sleep somehow, but the stress and constancy of caring for the babe is wearing me down FAST. DH returns to work on monday and I'm torn between trying to fill up my and babe's schedule with gentle visitors and having no one over so I can nap at a moment's notice. Trouble is, by the time she actually settles down, I am too ramped up to sleep - then she wakes up.
However... she has been asleep almost consistently today for the past 4.5 hours. Yikes! I appreciate that DH swaddled and soothed her to sleep so I could take a bath and chill out but now I am scared that she won't sleep at night...
So I"m off to wake the demon...
This is all so hard. Why did no one tell me? heh heh. I want to fastforward to an age that is easier but I'm afraid 1. no such thing exists and 2. of missing her babyhood, it's already flying by!
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Same here. 4am is usually when we end up changing the night diaper and she poops and poops and poops. Especially if Ive just put a clean dipe on her.
This reminded me of the girls' first night earthside - both of them had poopy diapers, so I changed one, laid her down, and as I was changing #2, I heard the first poop AGAIN. I was so tired and sore I was in tears. Luckily, the nurse came in just then and took care of it all.

Ginger on the thrush. I hop it clears up soon! And her weight gain sounds great! Plus - a whole inch?!?! Wow!!

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My girls (well, other than Becky, who is sumo baby) were slow gainers, and as long as they were pooping/peeing/growing, our pediatrician never panicked.
Yup. Dd1 was a bit of a slow grower at first, and is still small for her age. Our ped says as long as she is growing, no worries.

P+H I have found that my babies are more gassy when I am more gassy - not necessarily related to any one food, just whatever combo has produced my intestinal flora that particular day. With dd1, nothing ever bothered her, and dd2 there were certain foods I had to avoid, but other than big glasses of milk, there doesn't seem to be anything specific that bothers these two. And Maya in particular is a stinky fart machine.

Rhi Lorelai sounds like my first. I learned to make peanut butter sandwiches one handed with that child, because otherwise I would have starved. I remember being soo happy when I had to pee, because it was the only time I felt comfortable letting her cry for a few minutes. Once she could move around a bit on the floor and play with some toys it got better - I think around six months or so. It is overwhelming, in part because you just get so touched out by the end of the day, but it does get better.

Jen I can't imagine how frustrated and upset you must be. I know I would be at my wit's end. I hope you can work something out with the dr. I can't believe she would really charge $150 just for you to sit in the room. That seems ridiculous.

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the other thing is, he HATES being woken up. he loves sleeping and eating, and has this different growling noise (i swear) that he makes if we try to disrupt either one. tooooo funny. but makes it tough to use manual gas relieving measures when he's asleep. besides, if he wakes up, he just wants to eat more which makes more gas, heh.
Oh my goodness, it sounds like you gave birth to a teenager!

afm Spoke too soon about getting sleep. Not only did I manage to get food poisoning Wednesday night, but the girls decided they no longer wanted to tandem nurse that night, and so one of them was up every.freaking.hour. And dd1 is crying out often in the middle of the night. We suspect she is having bad dreams, though she can't remember them. She is talking more about my mom and seems to be finally processing her death - she told me the other day that she prayed that God would bring her back to life, and just before that she told me that after I died she would take care of her little sisters (the way she said it implied she thought I would be dying soon). There is a program here for grieving children - I think I need to take her. She may tell other kids things she won't tell me.

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This is all so hard. Why did no one tell me? heh heh.
Because you 1. Wouldn't have believed us and 2. Wouldn't have cared. it's why the human race continues.

And I think it does get easier. I'm one who just doesn't like the newborn phase, but I have a blast with the rest of it (so far! Ask me again during the teenage years).

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I finally got some sleep last night! I have been so sleep deprived that I haven't even been able to see straight at times. I finally got my little one to nurse lying down and we both fell asleep afterward. It wasn't super easy and there were some struggles, but we accomplished both nursing and a little bit of sleep last night.

I'll have time to read through other posts a bit later today. I hope everyone is doing OK and hang in there through the rough spots.

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Jess, a big to what jenfl said! Don't worry - you'll find a rhythm that works for you two. It's a really tough transition going through the "OMG, my life was FINE before - I want it back!" while simultaneously not being able to imagine life without this little person. I promise you - from someone who I think took longer than most to make that transition - you'll find your rhythm.

Naomi is SUCH a joy. I know I'm only 5 days in, but by this time with DS I was ready to throw him off the bed and I'd had so many screaming episodes over how awfully nursing was going and how much pain I was having from my incision... this is like night and day. I feel amazing, my bleeding is all but gone, and Naomi is just the most mellow baby ever. She is a bit of a picky eater - she needs to be fed for a minute, burped, fed for a minute, burped... repeat for about 10-15 minutes. But you know what? She's a good nurser, has a great latch, and is so calm and alert otherwise that I am having so much fun nursing her.

I keep hoping that the other shoe doesn't drop - and can't decide if this is the way new babies are supposed to be and maybe my horrific birth with DS was why we were so screwed up in the beginning, or if I'm just really really lucky. I think it's probably a little bit of both.

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I finally get to join this side!

DS2 was born at 3:05am yesterday, the 30th. On the one hand it feels like he's always been here, and then at other times he's so quiet DH and I are surprised to see him in bed with us.

I was a little worried because it felt like he was being kind of lazy with nursing, but he's had 5 poopy/wet diapers in the first 24 hours so I think he's fine and eating well.

He was 8lb14oz at birth, almost a whole pound bigger than my biggest baby, and eats a LOT more.

Our first night was pretty darn good. I nursed him down at 9, woke up with him at 315 to nurse again, and he was up 'til about 430. Then he woke up again at 615 but nursed right back down, and we got up for the day around 8. He's still napping, but should wake up to eat soon.

He seems to sleep pretty well no matter where he is, but this morning he had to be in DH's arms to get back to sleep. "Poor" DH was just SO disappointed to have the magic touch to get him back to sleep.

I actually got to shower this morning. It was lovely.

I hope everyone who needs it gets relief soon!! I haven't had a chance to read through the rest of the thread yet, but know how hard the beginning can be, and know we ALL need hugs.

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Hey, I thought of something good about having a baby who can't maintain a latch for longer than 3 sucks! He'll never develop the breast -> sleep association I had to work so hard to break with DD.

*sigh*. I know it's not much ... I'm just trying to find something positive now that we've pretty much exhausted our options.

OTOH, sleep's been better the last 2 nights, since we went to stomach sleeping (and last night -- gasp -- I gave him a light blanket). He goes to sleep sometime around 9pm, up around midnight, up again around 4, then up for the day around 8. I can live with that for a while.

Also, we've done 3 days of probiotics, and the evening fussies were much reduced. We'll see if it holds.

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is anybody else having trouble getting ANYTHING accomplished? I've finally gotten a rhythm where L will sleep in her swing for about an hour in the late morning / early afternoon, and I'm just so glad to have a minute without a baby gnawing on my boob (literally, that's what she does, I think she gnaws on it until milk comes out and then laps it up with her tongue) that I don't want to spend those precious minutes DOING things. I just want to sit and relax or play on the internet or whatever. I could probably get a lot done in an hour if I'd just DO it.

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rhi -- that's the story of my life since kids. I actually was getting better.... and then came Sprout.

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Getting things.. done? What is this "done" you speak of?

Really, make peace with the chaos right now, because the guilt of not getting things done is killer if you let it in. After three kids, I am more efficient with my time (I can load the dishwasher in 15 seconds i think), but more often then not i walk away in the middle of cleaning the tub/folding laundry/making a sandwich, and by the time I come back I may as well just start over. This is where i am ridiculously lucky that my husband is able to ignore the mess, or will do the cleaning for me, because i can't imagine if he gave me grief for it.

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I think we may have reached the first growth spurt. tons of nursing yesterday and it seemed liked every hour or so overnight. i was really tired for the first time in days last night but thankfully anna's fussy time was short.

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ah yes the dreaded "to do stuff". i was just whining to bf that i felt so out of it, lost, behind, incapable. i mean i have a teeny tiny house but i can't seem to keep it clean! admittedly the kids room is half the battle (cause it IS 1/3 of the house and they are the messiest 1/2 the people!) but i just can't seem to get laundry, dishes, and kitchen clean all at the same time. if laundry is caught up (folded and put away) then the kitchen is a disaster, if the kitchen is semi clean (ignore the crusted up cheerios on the floor) then the laundry is 10 baskets high. lets not even mention how long it had been since i vacumed (i finally achieved this yesterday!).

thankfully yesterday (a full day or so after my complaint/tears) he told me that he doesn't care if it takes 2 months to get back to my routine/normal etc it's all ok.
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Well, she has extended her nap today so I managed to at least get the dishwasher loaded and the stove top cleaned off. And I looked through my cloth diaper stash and got overwhelmed again. I *want* to want to use cloth. But it would mean that DH would have that much more laundry to do (he's been good about being in charge of laundry, or of picking up where I left off when I got as far as putting clothes in the washer and then forgot about them).
Plus they all look so huuuge on her!

I just want somebody to give me a crap ton (pun not originally intended) of bum genius all-in-ones for free! But when each all-in-one costs as much as a whole pack of disposables, it's really hard for me to justify buying them. And I'm just confused about the finer points of the whole covers with fitted and prefolds and pockets and yada yada yada.

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Jenf: Insane about the dr. I mean, why on earth would you have to pay for you? I like Rhi's idea with the basket.

Dena: (((hugs))) Sounds like a rough night.

P+H: I've found that the gas thing regulates itself after a bit of time....six-eight weeks. We're going to go on probiotics to combat hopefully gas issues and my constant yeast issues. I'll let you know how it goes.

Rhi: Yeah what Ivy said I'm much better at getting things done this time around but it's my FOURTH. And honestly we got a bunch done only because we had people coming to work on the house. My kitchens looks like a food explosion happened, I have a HUGE pile of clean clothes on my bedroom floor, the kids have DESTROYED their upstairs play area, and I cooked one meal last week. And it's fine. My kids aren't starving, baby is happy, all is good

Welcome to the other side Sehbub

Sara: I'm glad things are going so well. For me, each kid was much easier than the last. This birth was by far my easiest and I do strongly believe it have everything to do with having such a calm birth experience.

AFM: Had a busy day yesterday. The guys who came to look at what needed to be done our house MADE COMMENTS about our politics. I'm not joking. My dh almost lost it. They were borderline rude to us, made comments about us homeschooling, and accused of hiding beer cans and cigarette butts in the hideaway in the attic. It was horrendous, and we're both really outraged. Dh was ready to break the lease and move.

The rest of the day was better. We hung out with my mom and my friend. My friend loaned me all kinds of things for the baby including a bouncy seat and some clothe diapers! And she bought me this wonderful thin blanket that will be perfect for the summer.

It's my other baby's birthday. She's five...one of my favorite ages.

My other dd is driving me crazy though. She has done nothing but sob since the baby got here. EVERY little thing becomes a huge drama issue where she ends up in her room sobbing. She's taking to kicking and throwing things when she's angry. It's really nightmarish and I know I'm not handling it as well as I could because I'm so freaking tired. I thought maybe we have issues with my youngest but never guessed we'd have them with the middle. Sigh.

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rhi, that "getting stuff done" balance is SO hard. Honestly, I just started finding a rhythm when we had this baby. I think one of the wisest things anyone ever said to me was a friend who said "Will it be there when you get back? Yes? Then it's not worth stressing about." They're only so small for so long, and though it can get tiring, nursing and cuddling them is such an important thing that oftentimes, the dishes wait, the laundry waits, and (in my case) work waits.

I just learned 2 newborn carries in my woven wrap. I can't believe I didn't have one of these with DS!

Ginger, I think you're right - I started off on the right foot with an amazing, peaceful birth, so it set us up for success. I hope it continues.

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gah, when my milk lets down (3097636 times a day) it still hurts SO bad. It's a WHOOSH feeling, and then painpainpain and then 30 seconds later it's fine, but it's all the way from my armpits to my nipples. Youch, I don't remember it being this extreme with the older girls.

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Yikes Ivory. I haven't experienced pain with letdown. I certainly feel it, but it's like mild pins and needles.

My hands are getting so dry from all the handwashing after diaper changes and hand dishwashing I'm actually getting accomplished each day.

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So I officially survived my first flight with the baby. He slept through the entire experience (which I consider to be a bonus for both myself and fellow passengers). Seriously...slept through the TSA screening (including lifting him out and putting him back into carseat), slept while waiting at the gate for 2 hours, woke briefly for a bottle during takeoff, woke briefly for a bottle upon landing, and then slept for the car ride home. I'd been terrified this entire week leading up to this experience, but he was a total champ!

I was worried he wouldn't sleep at night once we got to our destination, but nope...proved me wrong again by sleeping for 6 hours straight. Yes, you heard me right. Did I somehow have my baby swapped out with someone elses? He's been nothing but an angel the past few days, aside from wanting to be held a lot (but that seems pretty standard for a newborn and I am most happy to oblige!). I feel like he must be storing up for something big, and we will all suffer the consequences when it happens. haha

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gah, when my milk lets down (3097636 times a day) it still hurts SO bad. It's a WHOOSH feeling, and then painpainpain and then 30 seconds later it's fine, but it's all the way from my armpits to my nipples. Youch, I don't remember it being this extreme with the older girls.
i have the pain too. also doesn't last a long time but still hurts! i try to hold myself tight if not in public and the counterpressure helps a TON. bf keeps looking at me weird when i'm holding myself

great job on the flight suzie. sure could have gone worse but glad you got through it unscathed

Reeve slept for 4 HOURS for his nap! and didn't need to be soothed ONCE! omg. i got so much done! cleaned kids room, folded the 394932 loads of laundry and did bf's laundry, vacumed and had time to eat lunch by myself!
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ivy, my letdown definitely seems stronger this time, and sometimes it is almost painful.

as for getting things done, i forgot how hard that was with a newb, i forgot how much time is spent sitting on the couch nursing or holding a sleeping baby brcause they wake up two minutes after you set them down! made for an interesting day today because i had the bright idea to have a bday party for my 5yo so the house had to be cleaned...yikes! henry was not impressed with amount of times i tried to set him in his bouncy chair.

cloth dipes aren't happening here either, and you know what, i don't care! i will do it when u feel more organized...

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Getting things.. done? What is this "done" you speak of?

Really, make peace with the chaos right now, because the guilt of not getting things done is killer if you let it in. After three kids, I am more efficient with my time (I can load the dishwasher in 15 seconds i think), but more often then not i walk away in the middle of cleaning the tub/folding laundry/making a sandwich, and by the time I come back I may as well just start over. This is where i am ridiculously lucky that my husband is able to ignore the mess, or will do the cleaning for me, because i can't imagine if he gave me grief for it.
This exactly. It used to bug me, but I am learning to live with the clutter and utter disorganization. It helps knowing I am not alone, though.

Rhi, if it helps, I have given up on cloth completely with the twins. And dd2 for that matter. I just spent a small fortune on Seventh Gen. diapers and training pants on Amazon. I just can't imagine adding the laundry of three diaper wearers to what we are already doing. I decided the stress would not be worth it, and the extra work would likely affect my breast milk supply - I have found my supply is easily influenced by stress and overwork - and that I would rather buy diapers than formula, given the choice.

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My other dd is driving me crazy though. She has done nothing but sob since the baby got here. EVERY little thing becomes a huge drama issue where she ends up in her room sobbing.
This sounds a lot like my oldest right now. The least little thing causes a descent into tears and sobbing. I am not handling it well either, between sleep deprivation and the fact that I usually have a very low tolerance for drama. I think in our case part of the problem is that, as the oldest, she is also the easiest, and takes the least amount of attention right now - she doesn't need diaper changes, she can dress and bathe herself, etc. So the drama gets her some attention. I am trying to pay attention to her when she is NOT melting down. Hopefully it will help.

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gah, when my milk lets down (3097636 times a day) it still hurts SO bad. It's a WHOOSH feeling, and then painpainpain and then 30 seconds later it's fine, but it's all the way from my armpits to my nipples. Youch, I don't remember it being this extreme with the older girls.
I am getting some pain with let down this time around too - I felt it with dd1 briefly, but none with dd2. Odd.

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So I officially survived my first flight with the baby.


afm Maya had such gas last night. Poor thing - I think she screamed for almost an hour, with me trying to burp her, pump her legs, rub her tummy, etc. I would find something that worked for a minute, and then she would start up again. I felt so bad for her, because she was clearly in pain. She finally fell asleep around midnight. However, when I next opened my eyes to hungry babies, it was five a.m.! Yes, I got five straight hours of sleep. Nice. But boy were they hungry! In fact, they tanked up so much they did little more than snack all morning.

Today was errand day for us too - the neighborhood plant exchange in the morning, and Trader Joe's and Target in the afternoon. All while wearing the babies. I am totally sore, but it was fun to get out with the family.

Now we are having yummy gyros from the local Greek restaurant for dinner - courtesy of our friend who gave us a gc to the restaurant!

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gah, when my milk lets down (3097636 times a day) it still hurts SO bad. It's a WHOOSH feeling, and then painpainpain and then 30 seconds later it's fine, but it's all the way from my armpits to my nipples. Youch, I don't remember it being this extreme with the older girls.
UGH ME TOO, and I'm 2 months out! I keep waiting for it to get better but it doesn't.

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Okay, so it's been a month, and breastfeeding is going badly enough that I finally decided that I'm willing to drive 2.5 hours to see a doctor who diagnoses and treats tongue tie.
s jen, i'm so sorry, and that sucks about that doc. was it his normal pediatrician or a completely different one? do you have to go to that one?


AFM, can somebody please remind me how long 2 month olds are supposed to sleep for? It seems like Adam still spends the majority of his day snoozing away. He has about 4-5 hours total during the day where he is awake (not counting nursing sessions), but otherwise he is asleep. We took him to his 2 month appointment (which was basically just nothing since we don't vax) and he appears to be perfectly healthy and is already at 11lbs 13oz (was 7lbs 4oz at birth) but of course I forget to ask if his sleepiness is normal! Other than that, he is a very calm and content little thing- he hardly ever cries at all. I feel very blessed for this, and I can sympathize with the mamas having a hard time, my dd2 was the most colicky baby you would have ever met, screamed her head off for 3-4 hours a night, didn't sleep through the night till close to 2 years old, etc. So I am feeling very lucky that at almost 9 weeks old we still have a very calm, albeit sleepy boy.

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I've been gone since Wednesday and am far behind.

Jenfl- I can't believe they would charge a parent for coming to their newborn's appt! What is Sprout supposed to do, drive himself? :eyeroll

Rhi- Getting things done comes with time. You'll find your rhythm. We waiver between chaos and the house being spotless. It all depends on if Lucy is cranky, the big girls cooperative, my energy, etc. And if Dh has free time to help out!

Ivy- My letdowns are painful, too. And, apparently my breasts have psychic abilities. I letdown a minute or two before she even starts to stir.

Afm- After DH got home Wednesday morning, we decided on a whim to go to a cabin at a state park about 3.5 hrs away. It is in the middle of nowhere, and is so peaceful, so beautiful, and relaxing. Even with dd2 still getting over her tummy bug (which was likely mild roatvirus...today we have no puke! ), we had tons of fun. A looong hike on a converted railroad bridge over the river and marshy area. Playing games. Making s'mores. It was heavenly.

Lucy is doing well. Still battling overactive letdown. The past couple days I've made a conscious effort to take her off the breast and do nipple compression until the 'sprinkler effect' has passed. It's helped. She's getting bigger (I had to buy 0-3m onesies) but no clue on her weight. She's starting to give us smiles and respond to us. She's what you could call a fussy baby, but not horribly so. Of course dd1 was so fussy, teenagers should've been required to babysit her before deciding to have sex.

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I've been gone since Wednesday and am far behind.

Jenfl- I can't believe they would charge a parent for coming to their newborn's appt! What is Sprout supposed to do, drive himself? :eyeroll

Rhi- Getting things done comes with time. You'll find your rhythm. We waiver between chaos and the house being spotless. It all depends on if Lucy is cranky, the big girls cooperative, my energy, etc. And if Dh has free time to help out!

Ivy- My letdowns are painful, too. And, apparently my breasts have psychic abilities. I letdown a minute or two before she even starts to stir.

Afm- After DH got home Wednesday morning, we decided on a whim to go to a cabin at a state park about 3.5 hrs away. It is in the middle of nowhere, and is so peaceful, so beautiful, and relaxing. Even with dd2 still getting over her tummy bug (which was likely mild roatvirus...today we have no puke! ), we had tons of fun. A looong hike on a converted railroad bridge over the river and marshy area. Playing games. Making s'mores. It was heavenly.

Lucy is doing well. Still battling overactive letdown. The past couple days I've made a conscious effort to take her off the breast and do nipple compression until the 'sprinkler effect' has passed. It's helped. She's getting bigger (I had to buy 0-3m onesies) but no clue on her weight. She's starting to give us smiles and respond to us. She's what you could call a fussy baby, but not horribly so. Of course dd1 was so fussy, teenagers should've been required to babysit her before deciding to have sex.

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