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It's been a while since I had to get up with a new baby and WOW. I'm sooooooo tired. This is me.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="coffee"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="help"><br><br>
He was up every hour and a half and didnt want me to put him down.....which wouldnt have been a problem but our ds3 co sleeps and wound up waking up every time dfs woke.<br><br>
I'm just looking for a little sympathy....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Oh you poor thing ... one waking baby is hard enough but when one wakes another, oh man. Here's some sympathy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping">: for you.
 

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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I need a king size bed TODAY....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I was on the edge of the bed all night and didnt want to hold the baby there because I was afraid I'd let go in my sleep and he'd fall off....but I couldnt put him on the other side because Noah was there.....then of course Rich was oblivious....I think King Size is the key <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Can you put the bed next to the wall until you get the king size? or try putting pillows along the edge UNDER the fitted sheet so that there is a berm along the edge. I remember not getting deep enough sleep until I moved the bed to the wall...
 

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That's a really good idea, thank you! I was thinking of siderailing the crib but technically we arent "supposed" to do that. Brit~ did you sidecar/siderail (what's the phrase?) this crib?<br><br>
(he does smell soooo sweet.....I love the new baby smell!)
 

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Congrats! I think it is even more tiring when they come to us as fosters, since we don't really get time to mentally prepare. Get as much rest as you can, and enjoy that sweet, brand new baby! (Oh, yes, I so miss that new baby smell...and mine are only 1 and 2.)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's a really good idea, thank you! I was thinking of siderailing the crib but technically we arent "supposed" to do that. Brit~ did you sidecar/siderail (what's the phrase?) this crib?<br><br>
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No, we never had a big enough bedroom to try. But, it might work - can you get the crib mattress the same height as the bed?
 

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The first couple of nights with our foster baby were sooooo much more exhausting than the first few nights with our bio babies (and two of those bio babies were twins!). I think that postpartum hormones must help out some, and the sleeplessness of pregnancy helps too. And, yes, certainly there is something about being somewhat unprepared and suddenly thrust into the life of a newborn. Our homestudy was approved the morning of the day our foster baby arrived (he was 3 days old). We got the call that we were on "the list" at about 10:00 a.m., the call for the placement around noon, and then I picked up the sweet baby around 1:30. Everything had already been set up and was ready to go, but I was in no way expecting that we'd have a newborn that night when I woke up that morning! We had our then 2.5-year-old twins sleeping with us too, and we did have a co-sleeper side-car on our king size bed (it was really there just for show (since we weren't technically allowed to have the baby in our bed), and to act as a guard rail. We actually left the side of the co-sleeper up, so that it looked like the crib was just right next to our bed).<br><br>
Is this a pre-adoptive placement or more of a short term thing, or don't you know yet?<br><br>
Congratulations!<br><br>
Lex
 

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Or maybe could you temporarily put the matress on the floor (no frame) so that rolling off is no big deal? Pad a "landing zone" with blankets if you don't have carpet there? I did that when I had only a twin bed with 2 co-sleeping babies.
 

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Lex~ it's just a short term placement....a few weeks. (We are on the list for an adoptive placement as well but told them we'd do short term too).<br><br>
I raised the mattress on the crib and pushed it against our bed on my side. Dh is laying down with ds3 in his bed so we'll see how long he lasts in his bed before coming in with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Dfs also seems to have some reflux that makes him cranky so I found that sitting more upright helps him and he also likes the feeling of his carseat so I set his carseat in the crib next to my bed and we'll see how that goes. I got to take a nap this afternoon so I do feel better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
To be honest, if this was my bio son, I dont think it would be as bad but I need to keep up with the housework for the social workers so it's hard to get as much rest as you need with a newborn, yk?<br><br>
I'm enjoying him so much....he smells so sweet and is so cuddly......it's definitely spiked my baby fever...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Awww, Hugs to you! I'm happy that the little guy has a sweet & caring foster mother! Best of luck & get some rest!
 

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Awww . . . happy sleeping vibes to you all! I'm right there with you if it's any consolation. We just took placement of our four-day-old-son--domestic adoption--Friday night. Same thing--up every hour or so and he only sleeps being held. His momma wanted him circumcised and so they did that right before we picked him up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Poor little babe. The chair in the hotel room is our friend!<br><br>
I hope your new sleeping arrangements work out for you and that you all get a little more rest!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dfs also seems to have some reflux that makes him cranky so I found that sitting more upright helps him and he also likes the feeling of his carseat so I set his carseat in the crib next to my bed and we'll see how that goes. I got to take a nap this afternoon so I do feel better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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You may be able to fix the reflux by changing his formula to soy or the hypoallergenic stuff<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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