Re: If you could go to school for anything...
I would have loved to be a doctor. ...
I would have loved to be a doctor.
We had "The Talk"
I was actually seeing red reading your post. My MIL would be cut off from seeing my son for a few months after something like...
I was actually seeing red reading your post. My MIL would be cut off from seeing my son for a few months after something like that. You are FAR nicer than I am, and I sincerely hope things with her improve. Good on your DH for saying something-mine never does.
Oh my gosh! I really, really hope someone will listen to you. Is there another hospital you can go to? I had a very dangerous...
Oh my gosh! I really, really hope someone will listen to you. Is there another hospital you can go to?
I had a very dangerous case of pre-eclampsia in my third trimester, and my son was delivered via an emergency c-section at 36 weeks because of it.
-I put on 30 lbs. of water retention in 10 days
-I had the same drunk, dizzy feelings
-I had upper right quadrant abdominal pains
-I had headaches
-My vision went a little blurry at times, and sometimes I saw spots
My case was so serious that I was on a drug cocktail for 6 weeks AFTER I had my son. Pre-eclampsia should go away with the delivery of the child, but mine did not. I was close to having a stroke or a seizure and was placed on anti-seizure medication and hospitalized for a week after my son's birth.
This sounds pretty serious to me, even though your blood pressure hasn't spiked. All of my symptoms came overnight on February 12th. By March 4th, things were so out of control that they had to take my son out. My blood pressure went up at the same time the other symptoms arrived.
TTC again after C-section. How long did you wait?
I had an emergency c-section with my son 4 months ago. At my 6-week check-up, my OB asked me how I wanted to deliver my...
I had an emergency c-section with my son 4 months ago. At my 6-week check-up, my OB asked me how I wanted to deliver my next child. I told him I wanted to do a planned c-section. He said that since that was the case, I didn't have to wait 2 years. However, if I had wanted a VBAC, he stresses to his patients to wait 18 months before becoming pregnant (and therefore it would be over the 2-year mark when you deliver).
Miracles come in small packages...
Wow, and here I thought I went through a lot with my birth story (similar to yours, but not as much heartache with the NICU)....
Wow, and here I thought I went through a lot with my birth story (similar to yours, but not as much heartache with the NICU).
I was on Labetalol too (but after the pregnancy). Thanks for mentioning it in your story, as now I'll stay away from it if they try to put me on it during my next pregnancy.
I'm so, so sorry for all you had to endure. The healing and coming to terms with what happened takes a while.
I'm so glad your son is doing better now. Congratulations on becoming a mommy!
Premature baby-did you starts solids later? (XPost
My son had his 4-month vaccinations today, and the public health nurse advised me to wait until he's 7 months old to begin solids. He...
My son had his 4-month vaccinations today, and the public health nurse advised me to wait until he's 7 months old to begin solids. He was born at 36 weeks, and she said to go by his adjusted age when beginning solids. Oddly enough, neither of his pediatricians said to do this.
For moms of premature children, did you go by the adjusted age when starting solids? Or did you just begin at 6 months?
Moms of preemies?
My little guy is a preemie! 36 weeks and a 2-week stay in the NICU. ...
My little guy is a preemie! 36 weeks and a 2-week stay in the NICU.
Baby cereal as the first "solid" - why?
Oh! Here's a good article I found: http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/cereals.htm ...
Baby cereal as the first "solid" - why?
Actually, it's becoming more common to NOT start with rice cereal and to go straight to pureed veggies/fruits. My ped said to skip cereal as...
Actually, it's becoming more common to NOT start with rice cereal and to go straight to pureed veggies/fruits.
My ped said to skip cereal as the first meal and instead introduce it later on for the exact reason you listed-little nutritional value.
sleep through the night?
He did it right on his 3-month birthday! He slept for 7 hours straight. Since then, it's been between 7-9 hours. ...
He did it right on his 3-month birthday! He slept for 7 hours straight. Since then, it's been between 7-9 hours.
Paige is OALASWI !!! PIC HEAVY
Happy OALASWI, Paige! She's so cute! ...
Happy OALASWI, Paige! She's so cute!
Re: My 100 pound weight loss!
Oh my goodness, you are such an inspiration for me to work harder. You look fantastic! CONGRATULATIONS!!! ...
Oh my goodness, you are such an inspiration for me to work harder. You look fantastic! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Including GST, I think I paid about $115 for mine. However, I got one of the bigger models (Peapod Plus). The smaller ones are much...
Including GST, I think I paid about $115 for mine. However, I got one of the bigger models (Peapod Plus). The smaller ones are much cheaper.
I purchased mine from this site. They have free shipping anywhere in Canada, and it's FAST too! http://www.snugglebugz.ca/catalogsearch/result/?q=peapod
Re: Send Hugs! Free Donations to Local Food Banks
Awesome! I just did it! ...
Awesome! I just did it!
Does anyone else have a newborn that does not nap?
You just explained my child when he was a newborn a few months ago! People wouldn't believe me when I said he didn't sleep, but...
You just explained my child when he was a newborn a few months ago!
People wouldn't believe me when I said he didn't sleep, but he honestly DID.NOT.SLEEP.EVER.
I hated reading the baby books that would say, "At this age, your baby sleeps for a combined 18 hours a day." HA! Not my baby!
At night, he would only go 2-3 hours at a time. During the day, it was 15-20 minutes.
It finally got a bit better at 8 weeks. Then, at 3 months, he was STTN. Now, at 4 months, he takes naps which are 3-5 hours long AND sleeps for 9 hours at night. I have no idea what caused the change, but hang in there. It will get better!
Will your baby sleep in a swing? That was our saving grace!
Breastfeeding - am I wrong to want to give up??
I am a PROUD bottle feeder. Giving up on breastfeeding was the best thing I did for myself and my son. I suffered for 3...
I am a PROUD bottle feeder. Giving up on breastfeeding was the best thing I did for myself and my son. I suffered for 3 months. DS was mainly formula fed, with a BM supplement.
I have a horrible birth story, with preeclampsia and an EMERGENCY c-section where I nearly had a stroke and my son (born a month early) nearly died.
I was loaded up with medicine to bring my blood pressure down so I didn't seize or have a stroke, and my son was in the NICU and wasn't strong enough to eat out of a breast or bottle for a while. I was pumping every 3 hours to maintain a supply. When he could finally try breastfeeding, I went through SIX lactation consultants to try to get some help. He would have none of it. Same exact issues your baby has!
I had to feed him with a nipple shield every time. Because of the drugs I was on, my milk supply nearly dried up. I was then switched to a different drug once my blood pressure didn't improve. I couldn't BF at all on that drug since it would cause a baby's heart rate to slow down if consumed through the milk. So I continued getting up to pump every 3 hours just to maintain a supply, and we continued to formula feed.
Once I got off that drug, I tried breastfeeding again. He would now scream when he saw my nipple coming. I would put the nipple shield back on, and he still wanted none of it. We'd wrestle every time. I have a lactation consultant living down the road from me, and she came over to observe. She admitted that it might not work out for us. By this point, DS was nearly 3 months old.
I continued fighting with him and trying so hard to BF for another week. On his 3-month birthday, we had our last breastfeed. It was awful, and we both hated it. I now HAPPILY formula feed, and I am a big supporter of doing what is best for you if you have given it a try and it just won't work.
A happy mommy equals a calmer baby in many cases!
Good luck! Big hugs.
I feel like the worst mother in the world.
Oh Kurby! I know it's not possible, but try not to feel bad about this and be so hard on yourself. My son was in...
Oh Kurby! I know it's not possible, but try not to feel bad about this and be so hard on yourself.
My son was in the same situation your baby is in, and my husband and I (and visitors who we never should have allowed in at all) did many things the NICU nurses had to correct.
It's so hard to interact with and hold a baby in the NICU. We're bound to make a mistake.
Hugs to you! It was an accident.
Re: I Need Opinions - Am I a B*tch?
Yeah, that's excessive! I would be pissed off and quite resentful. My DH also gets a lot of sleep. The spinal block I had for...
Yeah, that's excessive! I would be pissed off and quite resentful.
My DH also gets a lot of sleep. The spinal block I had for my c-section destroyed my back, and now I can only lay down and sleep for 3 hours at a time before I get searing back pain. Of course, DH is snoring away for at least 8 hours every night.
I hear ya'! It's extremely frustrating.
How long to adjust to new formula?
I have also heard one week. I'm so sorry this is still going on. I really, really hope this ends soon! ...
I have also heard one week.
I'm so sorry this is still going on. I really, really hope this ends soon!
How to deal with all the advice!
My blood is BOILING from reading your post! My in-laws just ruined my first Mother's Day by doing this to me. My son (who is...
My blood is BOILING from reading your post!
My in-laws just ruined my first Mother's Day by doing this to me.
My son (who is a preemie, for crying out loud!) was screaming while we were all having a family dinner at our house. My FIL yelled at me to "sit down and leave that kid alone" when I got up from the table to pick him up. I ignored it, although I was seething. Ten minutes later it happened again and FIL once again told me to "sit down because grandpa will tend to him when the meal is over." Ummmm...no. Just NO. He doesn't want his grandpa, he wants his MOTHER! There was one more snide remark about my parenting and how they did a better job than I do, and then I ran upstairs (DH followed) and I SLAMMED our bedroom door and began hyperventilating because I was soooo upset. I demanded that they leave our house AND apologize. Of course neither happened, so you can imagine how I feel having to see them every 2 weeks. I stayed in the bedroom all night and my son was put to bed early so they couldn't see him anymore.
There will no longer be any more white trash holidays in our household.
That little episode really changed me. I now SNAP whenever anyone gives me unsolicited advice that crosses the line or undermines my parenting. I was recently asked by a friend's mother what I was feeding my son (it was obvious that it was formula in his bottle, and I picked up on the disapproval in her tone). I told her it was hazelnut coffee creamer. That shut her up.
In your situation (which is also my situation!), I am going to kick them out of my house next time. I won't ask DH to do it ever again, because he's not as offended by their actions. If we're at their home or out in public, we will get up and leave. I blocked all of them on Facebook in the past when they announced my pregnancy after we begged them not to at only 9 weeks. They missed all of the pregnancy and ultrasound photos and fun status updates. I have no problem doing it again and having them miss out on all his latest photos. They've begun to learn that they don't get to have unlimited access in our son's life when they undermine and disrespect his mother.
When does the hair loss stop?!?!
I'm going to be bald soon, so I'm in the same boat as you are! I have SUPER fine hair to begin with, so I...
I'm going to be bald soon, so I'm in the same boat as you are!
I have SUPER fine hair to begin with, so I might go wig shopping soon!
March Mommies - Month of July
Does it seem like a long time ago or a short while ago that we all conceived our little ones? To me it seems like...
Does it seem like a long time ago or a short while ago that we all conceived our little ones? To me it seems like I got my BFP yesterday!
Today is the day we conceived Jackson a year ago. As if anyone needs to hear that, though!
*snicker, he, hehe, snicker* (pervert laugh)
I would be VERY firm with her. I can see why you don't like "Evy," and it would drive me NUTS to hear it all...
I would be VERY firm with her. I can see why you don't like "Evy," and it would drive me NUTS to hear it all the time from my mom!
My son is Jackson, so everyone assumes that they can call his Jack. ABSOLUTELY not! We immediately correct people and say, "His name is actually Jackson, and we don't want to use the name Jack to confuse him at all. We don't like that nickname."
You're not alone! Immediately correcting her every time is the only way to nip it in the bud.
Xpost - Preemie birth, what to expect?
I also wanted to add that preemies are generally "behind" in terms of development (for example, they may crawl or smile later than full-term babies)....
I also wanted to add that preemies are generally "behind" in terms of development (for example, they may crawl or smile later than full-term babies). So far, this has been the case with my son. After 2 years, a preemie will catch up with its full-term peers.
Also, her baby may be given an adjusted age. While my son is 4 months old, in terms of development, he's 3 months old. This is because he was born nearly 1 month early, so his adjusted age is what we use when we look at his development with his pediatrician.
Xpost - Preemie birth, what to expect?
My son was a preemie at 36 weeks. That may not sound bad at all, but it was. He was in the NICU for 2...
My son was a preemie at 36 weeks. That may not sound bad at all, but it was.
He was in the NICU for 2 weeks. At 34 weeks, I'd imagine the stay would be at least 3 weeks.
My son was born with respiratory distress, as the surfectant coating on his lungs wasn't there yet. He had to go through a treatment where bovine (cattle!) surfectant is sprayed down into his lungs.
The baby will likely have lots of wires and leads attached to their body for heart rate and breathing monitoring. Nurses will constantly monitor the baby.
A lot of preemies have jaundice, so there may be lots of time under a special light for that.
My baby had to be fed through nasal gastric tubing. The tube ran through the nose and into the belly. It made me really angry when people would ask why I wasn't breastfeeding...because he can't eat, fools. I think that was another hard part for me-not being able to even feed him a bottle, let alone breastfeed.
We couldn't hold him for quite a while, and when we did, it was very difficult since he was attached to so many machines and we were scared we'd pull out a wire.
Another immensely difficult part was having to go from hospital to home every day. We couldn't live at the hospital, or even stay on a bed somewhere beside him, so we had to constantly drive to and from the hospital (about 20-30 minutes for us, depending on traffic). It was heartbreaking to leave him each night, and even more heartbreaking to see the women who had easy births prancing out of the hospital with their full-terms babies.
The ignorance people had was infuriating. I don't think I'll ever forgive my friends with full-terms babies for some of the things they said, or how they treated me for not being able to breastfeed when all I cared about was my baby being able to BREATHE! People would constantly show up at the hospital and want to use FLASH photography on him! Unfortunately the NICU didn't monitor this, and my DH and I ended up being the bad guys.
I recommend reading my birth story. I had preeclampsia (just one step away from HELPP). I go into a lot of detail about our preemie experience and include photos: http://forums.weddingbells.ca/ubbthreads...rue#Post3201587
My heart goes out to your friend. I wish her and her baby all the best.
March Mommies - Month of July
He's TEETHING now! OMG! I spotted something white in his mouth, washed my hands, and then stuck a finger inside to investigate. It turns out...
He's TEETHING now! OMG! I spotted something white in his mouth, washed my hands, and then stuck a finger inside to investigate. It turns out that it wasn't leftover formula...it was FIVE teeth popping through on the bottom! One of them is almost all the way through on the bottom side!
He's only 4 months old! I was so not expecting this. Well, I'm off to buy some teething aids.
You ladies will also be deliciously happy to hear that he did not nap for longer than 10 minutes at a time today. He was apparently too busy cutting chompers and rolling over to bother with nap time!
Septgal-Holy CRAP your little man has a ton of hair! I've never seen that much on a little boy! Wow, just so handsome! I laughed out loud when you said you woke up to find DD at the foot of your bed. That sounds so cute! I'm happy you found a mommy to "date!"
littlepenguin-I like your spacing. Thanks for the insight!
Carley08-You have such cutie pies!
chickypoo-I laughed at your story of the woman in labour at the park and wishing it would never be you again, LOL!
samureo-We put J in a onesie during the storms last night, and he did fine. I'm so glad you got to take her swimming and that she loved it! Yay! Did she nap well after that? Jackson and I miss you and little A! You should get your people to call my people and set up a play date again
Re: How would you respond? re: Hotel complaint
Yes, I feel that you are certainly entitled to more than a few reward points! This is awful! I would write back and ask for...
Yes, I feel that you are certainly entitled to more than a few reward points! This is awful!
I would write back and ask for compensation for the shoes. I find that if you tell a company that you are a long-time customer and really enjoy giving them your business that they are more inclined to help you than if you just angrily tear a strip out of them.
Good luck! I would be so upset about the whole thing.
Re: CASEY ANTHONY RELEASE DATE!!!!!!
She'll likely go back to her parent's home, and then they will have to all put up with people picketing and screaming outside the home....
She'll likely go back to her parent's home, and then they will have to all put up with people picketing and screaming outside the home. I feel for her parents and neighbors.
March Mommies - Month of July
daisycin-It was honestly SHOCKING when he did it yesterday. He loathes tummy time with a passion, and he screams bloody murder the SECOND he is...
daisycin-It was honestly SHOCKING when he did it yesterday. He loathes tummy time with a passion, and he screams bloody murder the SECOND he is placed on his stomach. He could never hold his head up, so his face would be smushed into the carpet. However, we realize we need to strengthen his neck, so every day we put him on his tummy for 30 seconds and listen to him wail and watch the poor guy flop his head down. Then we would help him to roll back onto his back. About one week ago, he began lasting a whole minute and began lifting his head a teeny bit off the ground. A few days ago his head stopped flopping down when we'd put him on his tummy! Then yesterday I placed him on his tummy and OUT OF NOWHERE he flipped himself over!!! We were both shocked, lol! We really didn't do anything other than daily tummy placement and "play rolling"-where we would roll him ourselves.
samureo-Yay for a good sleep for A! J's room also wouldn't cool down! It was 27 degrees in there, and we had to put a fan in there on full blast and strip him down to just a t-shirt and diaper. Yeah, I would certainly say that A likely felt comfortable with mommy near and it helped her sleep. We actually did a week of co-sleeping, and after that, Jackson started sleeping through the night all on his own in his crib! I don't know if the co-sleeping helped him, but that (and buying a humidifier) were the only two changes we made. Prior to that, he could only go for 4 hours at a time-and now it's 9 hours.
March Mommies - Month of July
Thanks ladies! ...
March Mommies - Month of July
WE HAVE A ROLLER!!! I can't stop crying tears of joy. Jackson rolled today for the first time (at 4 months, 2 days) from tummy...
WE HAVE A ROLLER!!!
I can't stop crying tears of joy. Jackson rolled today for the first time (at 4 months, 2 days) from tummy to back! Not bad for a baby born a month early! I know this won't seem like much to mommies of full-term babies, but to me this is everything!
Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4Glu3wJiI
It's odd, because he has been trying for so long to do it from back to tummy and he's NEVER made an effort to do it from tummy to back, but now he won't stop practicing his new skill! <3
Really??? like really????
I think I would have SNAPPED. This is as bad as the comment I got when I walked out of the hospital with my baby...
I think I would have SNAPPED. This is as bad as the comment I got when I walked out of the hospital with my baby boy and a stranger looked at my stomach and said, "That's odd. A baby in your arms and one still in your tummy?"
I HATE THE PUBLIC! This is why the hermit population is increasing!
You do NOT look old enough to be a grandmother!
March Mommies - Month of July
Firefly -I went searching for you, and I found this article: http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/sleep/sleep47m.html# I'm not sure if it will be of any help, but it...
-I went searching for you, and I found this article:http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/sleep/sleep47m.html#
I'm not sure if it will be of any help, but it seems that your little one is acting totally normal for a baby that age.Carley08
-I'm glad to hear you like the spacing of your kids! I'm seriously considering trying for 2 under 2. Your LO sounds sooooo cute in those trunks! You will have to try to take a photo for us! I know I was brave to post that sleeping schedule...now I am paranoid that it's not normal at all! samureo
-I hear you on the mosquitoes! I bought some natural stuff from Wee Love Baby boutique on the south side of Edmonton, but it seemed to ATTRACT more of them! I think it was you who mentioned Avon skin-so-soft. I will have to order some. That sounds frustrating with A's boredom. Hopefully this sleep regression will pass quickly and she will pass out when she gets bored! 2009baby
-Oh my goodness! That sounds like quite the ordeal at the ER! I'm glad to hear all is well again. Thanks for the info on your birth spacing! emmy
-WOW! The 100th percentile for height?! That's awesome! He's a whole 2 inches taller than Jackson!Melonia
-I hear ya' on the hair loss! It's getting in our food, it's all over our furniture. I feel nasty. Bleh. LilShivs
-I'm so glad the shots didn't affect him much this time!Snick
-Happy 4-month birthday Preston! I'm so sorry they're both sick Laur86
-Have a great time in Banff!daisycin
-My cousin had HELPP syndrome last year with the birth of her son. Her doctor just advised her to wait more than a year before trying again, and that her check-ups would be a lot more frequent, and bed rest may be in order if her BP rises early again. She was also advised to have another c-section.
As for me with my preeclampsia, I've seen a lot of articles stating that taking extra Vitamin D has been found to decrease the risk of developing it in a woman's subsequent pregnancies. I took my Materna prenatal vitamin religiously, but it didn't have as much Vitamin D in it as the articles are saying a pregnant woman should take. My mom just brought me the April edition of First magazine with the following written in it:
"I think it's medical malpractice for obstetricians not to know their patient's vitamin D levels," asserts Bruce W. Hollis, Ph. D., director of pediatric nutritional sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. In his study of 494 pregnant women, taking 4,000 IU of vitamin D a day lowered the risk of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia by 30 percent."
As for Alesse, the SAME thing happened to me on it! I bled for 2 months straight on it (it ruined a trip to Mexico)! I actually can't take any birth control pills anymore. It seems I get non-stop bleeding with all brands, but it was REALLY bad with Alesse. I would see what other birth control pills your doc could recommend.
March Mommies - Month of July
Thanks so much for answering my birth spacing questions! I got a lot of insight from the responses. Ok...I wrote this at 1:00 a.m. There...
Thanks so much for answering my birth spacing questions! I got a lot of insight from the responses.
Ok...I wrote this at 1:00 a.m. There will likely be a LOT of mistakes!
Cereal-Not until 6 months over here. I would like to start on my birthday! Well begin with veggies instead of rice cereal, as per his peds instructions. Im thinking sweet potatoI bought the Beaba Babycook!
Feeds-Jackson eats every 3-4 hours, and its been this way for a while. He has two 3-hour naps a day, so sometimes he even goes 5 hours without food. Hes down to only 5 bottles a day now.
Emmy-How has Felix been doing with his sleep regression? Is it over? I fear were heading that way over hereI love the baldy photo of him
Samureo-Oh no worries! I totally didnt even notice you pointing anything out at all! I just notice other babies on my own. No, I dont have a wrap. He IS doing a bit more tummy time now, though! Hehe, I love the liquor store photo of A! The TITS comment the little one made in the library had me laughing so hard! I also laughed at your online shopping. I spend WAY more money than I ever did while working!
Jayslady-Did you have any success with moving him into his crib or dropping the swaddle? I feel for you! By the way, your little man is so cute! I love the photo you posted! How is his skin doing? Im so glad hes sleeping well for you! Im also glad you got some answers and have switched the formula.
2009baby-Happy belated 3-year anniversary! Did you end up getting DH the lawn maintenance gift? I have the mama guilt too! I want to savor every moment with Jackson, but sometimes I just dont know what to do with him anymore! He spends a lot of time in his swing
Robyn-Haha, I LOVE the Sura photos! I particularly love the pouty face one you posted. Also, the second set you posted of the photos your friend took are INCREDIBLE! I love the one of her on her tummy, smiling at the camera! I know how you feel with being lonely. If youre ever in Edmonton again, let me know!
Chickypoo-Your little ones eyes are amazing in that Elizabeth Fulton photo you posted!
Laur86-Alba.Is.Adorable!!! And Ill say it for the hundredth time- I just love her name! Im so glad your plugged duct is gone. I had one of those and I thought I was going to die from the pain!
Firefly-Your little angel is so freaking cute! I love her pouty lips in the last photo you posted. Im sorry I have no advice for you on the fussing situation-is it any better now? Im comfortable with J crying for only 1 or 2 minutes, but I usually RUN over to him when he cries. Hes my preemie, and hes been through so much already that I hate to hear him cry.
Canaci-How is your little one doing? Still need to be rocked to sleep during the day? I hope that ends for you, as it sounds so tiring! Thats so great about your sisters job! Congrats to your little one on laughing! I love how your ODD helped herself to the top layer of cake, LOL!
Daisycin-CONGRATULATIONS Auntie! Im glad Liam is sleeping well! Awww, I love the I want a beer pose! Jackson is nowhere near rolling over, so dont feel bad if your man hasnt yet either. Theyre both preemies! Our mattress is firm, but no springs are felt.
Melonia-Sadly, welcome to the AF club. Sorry to hear the wicked witch returned for you! Yay for baby D rolling over and laughing! I love the recent photos you posted! Shes so beautiful!
Snick-Congrats on making it back to pre-pregnancy weight! Im so glad to hear your trip went so well. How is Ps skin now? I sure hope it gets better and he finds some relief. Poor guy!
Snowpea-How are you feeling? How is the flat spot on Zs head doing?
Ihavebabyfever-Ive heard of the Wonder Weeks book! Thanks so much for your post! It makes sense!
MoMof 2under2-Oh my goodness! I hope all the sickness is over with! That sounds terrible! Thats such a cute song that you posted.
Littlepenguin-How exciting with the new home in September! It sounds awesome! And congrats on the colic ending! The photos of your girls made me smile-theyre soooo pretty! Awww, your day at the zoo sounded so sweet!
LilShivs-How is stroller bootcamp going? How is C sleeping now?
Lsangha-We just go for stroller walks or go visiting friends who are on mat leave. It gets boring over here too!
MrsMcRae-Im glad your kids did great with the fireworks!
March Mommies - Month of July
Hey March Mommies! Jackson's colic officially ended on June 7th. That was his last spell of 6 hours of straight crying, and then it just...
Hey March Mommies!
Jackson's colic officially ended on June 7th. That was his last spell of 6 hours of straight crying, and then it just magically ended. It was like someone shut off a switch!
He is going to bed a lot earlier now, and he usually can't stay up later than 8:00. He sleeps for 9 hours, sometimes more. It's so nice to be out of the newborn trenches, where feeds must occur every 2 hours and sleep is just a fantasy!
He'll be 4 months old on Monday, and yesterday he weighed in at 15 lbs, 4 oz. I *think* he's 25 inches long, but I'll have to measure him again.
I have a question for the second-time moms: Do you like the spacing of your children? Do you wish you would have had the second (or third!) sooner or later? What are the pros and cons of the spacing between your children? I'm particularly interested in hearing from any mommies who have 2 under 2 (or almost that spacing).
For the first-time moms: Are you thinking about the second one yet? EVERYONE is asking us when we'll have another. When Jackson was colicky and I was still recovering from preeclampsia, I nearly bit their heads off. Now I can picture another pregnancy without losing my mind!
I'll be back with shout-outs later today.
Re: For the sock bun lovers/ haters
Wow! It turned out great on your hair! ...
Wow! It turned out great on your hair!
Matthew's NB Teaser Pics!!!
question for c-section moms
This is normal. I have it at almost 4 months post-partum. ...
This is normal. I have it at almost 4 months post-partum.
Milk Machine: Would you buy one?
We EFF, but I wouldn't use this. It's too expensive, and I'm sure it wouldn't do anything my $30 unit from Wal-Mart couldn't do. ...
We EFF, but I wouldn't use this. It's too expensive, and I'm sure it wouldn't do anything my $30 unit from Wal-Mart couldn't do.
Summer babies and Swaddling
We used the Kiddopotamus Swaddle Me. You can buy it on this site (free shipping!) http://www.snugglebugz.ca/swaddleme-micro-fleece-small-9520.html ...
Re: Does your SO have a "type"?
My ex went out with my best friend after dating me. We had the same REALLY skinny bodies back then, both brunettes, both sort of...
My ex went out with my best friend after dating me. We had the same REALLY skinny bodies back then, both brunettes, both sort of tall.
How Much Formula to Feed 3 week old?
Yep, it sounds like a growth spurt. They don't happen exactly how the books say they do. My son went through growth spurts a little...
Yep, it sounds like a growth spurt. They don't happen exactly how the books say they do. My son went through growth spurts a little off from the 3 week, 6 week, 3 month, etc. examples.
For a baby that is 3 weeks old, the recommended amount if she were on formula alone would be between 3-4 ounces (90-120 mL). But since she's getting breastmilk beforehand, it would be less than this amount. This guideline was provided to me by the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital I delivered at. It sounds to be like she is taking the right amount, especially since it sounds like she's content afterward.
My son still needs to eat every 3 hours, and he's nearly 4 months old. I would actually be surprised if your baby was lasting 4 hours between feeds at such a young age! When Jackson was 3 weeks old, it was every 2-3 hours between feeds. When he went through a growth spurt, it was every 1.5 hours. We also did a breastmilk and formula combo.
If you overfeed, the baby will likely throw up. This has always happened with us, and now we KNOW when we've overfed. Your baby seems happy with that amount, so that's great!
Who said formula fed babies sleep longer?
My FF baby was a terrible sleeper. He'd be up every 2-3 hours. At 8 weeks he began doing one 4-hour stretch, and then he'd...
My FF baby was a terrible sleeper. He'd be up every 2-3 hours. At 8 weeks he began doing one 4-hour stretch, and then he'd go back to every 2-3 hours. Right on his 3-month birthday he slept through the night (7 hours). Just last night he did his longest stretch yet-9 hours.
It WILL get better, and your little one is at the age that sleep training can begin soon if you choose to do that.
What worked for us is increasing the humidity in his room. His pediatrician told us that a baby's room should always have humidity maintained at or around 50% (but 60% is too high and mold can grow). His room was always around 28%. Once we bought a warm mist humidifier he started sleeping better. I don't know if this was just a coincidence, but something worked! We've been getting a lot of rain in the Edmonton area, so naturally the humidity level in his room is quite a bit higher these days. Last night the humidity monitor in his room (we have a $20 one from Home Depot) read 51% humidity. He slept for 9 hours-his longest stretch yet!
Anyone use one of these?
We don't co-sleep, BUT there are nights when he won't go back to sleep after a nightmare or somehow waking himself up. Then we take...
We don't co-sleep, BUT there are nights when he won't go back to sleep after a nightmare or somehow waking himself up.
Then we take the newborn napper attachment off of our Graco play yard and bring him in-between us in the king-sized bed. He loves that cozy, soft, napper bed!
As long as neither of you are big rollers and you don't have to worry about rolling onto the baby, I think it's safe.
I have heard poor reviews about the one you posted, as it can only be used for a short period of time due to its short length. Babies grow long very quickly, and my son would have grown out of that at 3 weeks old!
What is your favourite milestone?
Well, my son doesn't do much yet, but he is smiling. We waited sooooo long for the big, social smile (he's a preemie). Now I...
Well, my son doesn't do much yet, but he is smiling. We waited sooooo long for the big, social smile (he's a preemie).
Now I actually look forward to changing his diaper because we're face to face and he looks up at me with his giant blueberry eyes and breaks out into the biggest toothless grin imaginable. Priceless!
Trying not to panic... **updated**
How terrifying. My thoughts are with you. Please keep us updated. You are a wonderful mom for noticing it right away and taking her in...
How terrifying. My thoughts are with you. Please keep us updated.
You are a wonderful mom for noticing it right away and taking her in for treatment. I can't say for certain that I would have noticed a lump on my son's hand.
How long did it take to receive your EI?
Baby born-March 4 First payment received-April 12 or 15 (can't remember exact day!) ...
Baby born-March 4
First payment received-April 12 or 15 (can't remember exact day!)
Quick Q for unscheduled c-section ladies
I had pretty dire circumstances with my health, which was part of the reason I had an emergency c-section a month before my due date....
I had pretty dire circumstances with my health, which was part of the reason I had an emergency c-section a month before my due date.
I was hospitalized for a week after the birth, and then my OB closely monitored me and had me visit him every week as he was considering placing me back into the hospital.
So yes, I did get follow-up appointments even before my 6-week check-up with my OB.
The difference 90 years makes.
That's so beautiful! ...
That's so beautiful!
My son is a month premature. He started doing the social smile a little late at 9 weeks old. Most babies do it around 5-6...
My son is a month premature. He started doing the social smile a little late at 9 weeks old. Most babies do it around 5-6 weeks, though.