Typical Day: Toddler + NB at home?
Unfortunately ODD has watched more tv since YDD was born than she did before. When I'm BFing we either sit together on the couch and...
Unfortunately ODD has watched more tv since YDD was born than she did before. When I'm BFing we either sit together on the couch and read/watch tv/eat snack or ODD plays on her own. When tending to YDD I try to get ODD to help me. There are times when she's trying to crawl all over me/baby but she's fairly independent when it comes to playing which is a huge help.
What I find hard is if both kids need me at the same time and nap time. I also find I jump from 1 kid to the other constantly (i.e. BF YDD then make ODD's brekkie, then dress YDD, then dress ODD, then BF YDD, etc...).
And I too feel my relationship with ODD is strained; I don't have as much time for just her, she plays with her dad more than with me cuz of BFing, and I lose my patience with her now. I proposed to DH that ODD and I have 'us' time at least once a month where just us 2 do something together and DH takes care of YDD? I hope that'll help our relationship.
So they're in beds and just won't sleep but play with/destroy stuff in their room instead? What if you stay in there wth them until...
So they're in beds and just won't sleep but play with/destroy stuff in their room instead? What if you stay in there wth them until they're asleep? Or take everything out of their room(s) so there's only their bed? Then there's nothing to do but sleep. Have they always been bad nappers or is this new?
*UPDATED W BETTER PICS* Help - Identify this rash
How do I do ODD's nap when I have a newborn?
The first 3-4 weeks YDD didn't cry much. She actually wasn't awake much. This made putting ODD down for her nap easy. But now, not...
The first 3-4 weeks YDD didn't cry much. She actually wasn't awake much. This made putting ODD down for her nap easy. But now, not only is YDD awake more frequently, she cries 95% of the time she is awake. This makes doing ODD's nap very hard. Her nap is either late because I'm waiting for YDD to settle/fall asleep or I rush out of her room because YDD is wailing and she ends up crying and calling out for me. Today was a complete gong show: YDD would not settle so instead of going down at 1:30p, ODD went down at 2:15p. She then cried for about 15 minutes. This woke YDD whom was finally asleep thanks to the Baby Bjorn and so both were crying. Cue me crying and calling DH at work. There's gotta be a better way...right?
Fun Ways To Tell Hubby Your Prego's
With ODD I put on a shirt that said Baby On Board and asked DH if liked my outfit. ...
With ODD I put on a shirt that said Baby On Board and asked DH if liked my outfit.
Recurrent Loss Testing
After a missed m/c and 2 chems, DH and I had b/w done (hormones, clotting, chromsome analysis) and he had an SA done. We had...
After a missed m/c and 2 chems, DH and I had b/w done (hormones, clotting, chromsome analysis) and he had an SA done. We had a fertility clinic appt but had a healthy pregnancy while waiting so cancelled it.
Em.erson Ro.ss is here!
What a doll. Love his name. Congrats! ...
What a doll. Love his name. Congrats!
POLL: Did you have time 4 epidural the 2nd time?
Yup, I got it in plenty of time. 5:45p - slow leak of amniotic fluid started 11:20p - contractions started 4:50a - got epidural (was...
Yup, I got it in plenty of time.
5:45p - slow leak of amniotic fluid started
11:20p - contractions started
4:50a - got epidural (was 2cm dilated and 60% effaced)
~6:45a - got epidural top up
7:43a - YDD born
2.0 is here! The story of Sophie Laine's birth
Short version: Nov 23, ~12p lost my mucous plug Nov 25, 5:45p amniotic fluid starts to leak Nov 25, 11:20p contractions start Nov 26, 7:43a...
Nov 23, ~12p lost my mucous plug
Nov 25, 5:45p amniotic fluid starts to leak
Nov 25, 11:20p contractions start
Nov 26, 7:43a Sophie Laine is born! (38w3d)
This pregnancy came as a surprise to DH and I as we werent trying but werent careful one time. I had mixed emotions about the pregnancy at first but once I felt movement I was in love and very excited to meet the newest, and most likely the last, member of our family. My pregnancy was a very uneventful one, and very different than from my pregnancy with ODD. I was convinced from the beginning that I was having a boy.
I set a deadline for myself to have my Christmas shopping done by Dec 1 (my EDD was Dec 7). I was Christmas shopping, alone, on November 23 when I felt a gush. I immediately thought, oh no, I think my water broke. I called DH to let him know what happened and that I was going to find a washroom to check. I slowly walked through the mall (nervous that if it was my water breaking Id end up with a huge puddle at my feet) and finally found a washroom about 10 minutes later. It turned out to be my mucous plug a pinky peach mucousy glob. With ODD I lost my mucous plug when my water broke so this was new to me. I called DH back to let him know, and that night we researched what that meant in terms of the onset of labour. I read it could be hours to weeks, and I was 38w so wasnt as anxious as I was in that washroom.
In the middle of the night on November 25 I felt a gush when I changed positions. Then that morning I felt another gush while standing holding ODD. I was concerned my water was leaking slowly. Luckily I had an OB appt early that afternoon and the OB checked to see if it was amniotic fluid; it wasnt. She said it was normal vaginal discharge for that point in pregnancy (38w2d). At about 5:45p I had another gush while cooking dinner, followed by another, and another. I told DH I thought it was my water breaking but didnt want to seem like the boy that cried wolf as I thought it was that just 4 hours earlier and it wasnt. He asked if I wanted to go to the hospital to have it checked and I said no, Id wait it out. I continued to make dinner all the while the leaking increased in frequency and amount. I knew at this point it was in fact my water breaking. I used the trick I used with ODD and put a size 5 diaper in my underwear so I could somewhat function while this was going on. I called my sister to give her the heads up as she would be taking care of ODD while DH and I were at the hospital, and she was also my secondary couch if need be (and then ODD would have gone to my SILs). I decided to eat dinner, call the hospital, then call my sister back to giver her an update. When I called the hospital around 7pm contractions still hadnt started. The triage nurse told me to go to the hospital around 9:30/10p if nothing happened, but in the meantime to do a lot of walking. By the time I got to my sisters house it was close to 9pm. I still hadnt had any contractions. I put ODD to bed and decided to go for a walk with my sisters around the neighbourhood to see if the contractions would start on their own as I didnt want to be induced like I was with ODD. I was angry at my body for not starting to have contractions on its own since it seemed I was going down the same road as I did with ODD. I decided to do lunges while walking which seemed to only cause muscle soreness and fatigue. Finally at 11:20p I had my first contraction. After that the contractions came sporadically and the duration and intensity varied. Sometimes they were 20 minutes apart, sometimes 7. Sometimes I could talk and laugh during them, other times I had to tune everyone out. I called the hospital again around 1:30a and informed them of what transpired since my first call. The nurse actually got angry at me that I hadnt gone in like she told me and told me to go in thenso I did.
I was checked by the doctor in Labour and Delivery around 2:30a and was 1cm and I believe the baby was high. I was moved to a birthing room at 4:30a. My nurse asked me if I wanted an epidural and at what point and I told her yes but wanted to be checked to see how far along as I was as I didnt want to get it early and seem like a wimp. At that point the contractions were painful but manageable. I was 2cm and 60% effaced. The anaesthesiologist was next door doing an epi and I was given the option of getting it then. I agreed to that because really, why be in pain if I didnt have to be? I got the epidural at 4:50a, and I did not remember it being that painful with ODD. The pressure was incredible. I had a contraction while getting the epidural and tried my hardest not to move; its hard to say which hurt more, getting the epi or the contraction. Once I had the epidural I was in heaven! I couldnt feel a thing. The epi took better this time than it did with ODD as with ODD I was still in pain and pressing my top up button fairly frequently. I was given oxytocin at 5:20a because my contractions were 4-5 minutes apart and they wanted them to be 2-3 minutes apart. At this point I tried to sleep but feel I really only rested and closed my eyes. It certainly didnt feel like I slept. Around 6a I was experiencing a lot of pain. It started on my left side and moved to my entire lower abdomen as well as my thighs. I was having difficulty breathing through the contractions, and felt it would be helpful to kick my legs whenever I was having a contraction. DH had to keep reminding me to breath through the contractions. At some point I was given an oxygen mask because babys heartrate was extremely affected by the contractions. My nurse said to give my top up button some time to kick in and if in half an hour I was still in pain shed get the anaesthesiologist. She also checked my progress and I was 4cm dilated. My nurse ended up having to get the anaesthesiologist and around 6:45a my epi was increased. I was in heaven again once that kicked in. At 7:30a I was told I was fully dilated but they wanted my freezing to wear off a bit for pushing. My nurse also left at this time as her shift was over; I was disappointed she wouldnt be there for the birth as we got to know and like her over the course of the night. Very shortly after the doctor came in and told me to hold my legs and start pushing. I couldnt feel a thing and so just told myself to push like I did for ODD which was basically as if I was taking a giant poo LOL At 7:43a, after approximately 5 minutes of pushing, my daughter was born! DH watched the whole thing and once the baby was out he looked at me and said, in a shocked voice, its a girl. My response: really????? I was so sure we were having a boy. I tried looking through my legs to make sure he was right. I must admit, there was some disappointment that the baby wasnt a boy as Im pretty sure were not having anymore children and I would have liked at least one of each gender. We hummed and hawed over her name for a bit as it was between Sophie and Madison, and ended up naming her Sophie Laine. Sophie weighed 7lbs 13oz (heavier than ODD), measured 19.5 long (shorter than ODD), and her head circumference was 35cm (slightly bigger than ODD).
When ODD met Sophie that morning, she was instantly in love. She was very excited and giggling, beeped her nose a lot and asked for up highs (high 5s), and even sang Happy Birthday to her. She calls her Dophie which now seems to have become a nickname for her. The first thing ODD said when she saw YDD was "tissue" because Sophie still had some vernix on her face. What a good big sister already! It was great to see ODD so welcoming of her little sister. I cant wait to watch them grow up together and hopefully be the best of friends.
We had a few issues during the first week, BFing, possible jaundice, but all is going well now. Sophie is a very sleepy baby and rarely cries, which is the opposite of ODD, and I often have to wake her to nurse (which contributed to the concern about jaundice). Now that things are going better with BFing, Sophie had passed her birth weight by the time she was 10 days old. Shes also more alert now.
Its been a big adjustment going from a family of 3 to a family of 4. I find it hard to divide my time between both girls, and decide who to go to when they both need me at the same time. Getting out of the house in a timely fashion is a rarity. And I have to do most things, baby-wise and in general, due to DHs health (he was recently diagnosed with MS). Luckily ODD is quite independent and not at all jealous of YDD, and she loves to read so we snuggle and read a lot while Im BFing (or watch Yo Gabba Gabba). Im exhausted and sore but wouldnt change it for the world. Its incredible to think that In such a short time I went from having multiple losses and feeling hopeless about having children to having 2 beautiful girls.
And now for what people really want, photos!
Last belly photo before heading to my sisters house:
Fresh out of the oven:
First photo with DH, Sophie, and me:
Aurora meeting her sister for the first time:
Our family of 4:
Sleeping in Daddy's arms:
Sleeping in her bassinet:
Aurora and Sophie holding hands while they both had a little drink:
Heading out to see Santa at 6 days old:
Please help!! My baby has a cold!!!
Elevate her crib mattress, suck out the snot (hydrasense is great), I use Vicks BabyRub on the chest and back, if she has a fever...
Elevate her crib mattress, suck out the snot (hydrasense is great), I use Vicks BabyRub on the chest and back, if she has a fever you can use Advil or Tylenol, humidifier is good (or steam in the washroom from a hot shower), and Coryzalia.
Re: Question for those who draw names at Christmas
We draw names in my family and in DH's family. One year my bro and SIL said they weren't doing Christmas cuz of money. Everyone...
We draw names in my family and in DH's family. One year my bro and SIL said they weren't doing Christmas cuz of money. Everyone else still bought for everyone else. The following year we proposed drawing names so everyone could participate. In my family everyone still buys for the nieces and nephews.
I don't remember how it came about in DH's family. DH's family has a lot more nieces and nephews so the kids draw kid names and the adult draw adult names. Everyone buys for DH's parents.
Re: Talk to me about MS
My DH was recently diagnosed with MS. I'm not sure what you want to know so feel free to PM me. ...
My DH was recently diagnosed with MS. I'm not sure what you want to know so feel free to PM me.
Congrats on making the decision to TTC again! Good luck! ...
Congrats on making the decision to TTC again! Good luck!
Sitting up in crib during naps
That is hard. If you lay her back down does she go back to sleep? ...
That is hard. If you lay her back down does she go back to sleep?
Nearing 12 months my DD started tantruming too. When she gets upset/angry things go flying. For instance, she'll be trying to put a straw into...
Nearing 12 months my DD started tantruming too. When she gets upset/angry things go flying. For instance, she'll be trying to put a straw into a cup and if it won't go she gets frustrated and throws the cup and the straw and starts flailing her arms. I too thought it was early for tantrums (at least I hoped they wouldn't start until much later) but a lot of moms in our playgroup experienced the same thing with their kids.
Extended BFing- does Dad get a say?
I BF DD until she was 14m old. DD is very attached to me but always has been. She has become more independent since becoming...
I BF DD until she was 14m old. DD is very attached to me but always has been. She has become more independent since becoming mobile (first with her crawling and now with her walking). While I do feel BFing contributed to her attachment, I dont feel it was the only reason. DD did great with weaning when the time came. I had no choice but to wean her mid-day feed when I went back to work when she was 11m old. She took a bottle no problem. I honestly dont remember when we did the AM wean, I think it was about a month later. And we just did the bedtime wean a month ago. She initiated the bedtime wean; she told me no 3 times in 1 week when I tried to BF her. My only goal was to make it to 12m and anything over that was a bonus. DD did great with transitioning from BFing/BM to a bottle/homo milk, and like I said, she weaned that last feed on her own. She will take the bottle from people other than me, DH is able to put her to bed, I am able to go out when I need/want, and she plays fairly independently.
When it comes to BFing I dont think your DH should have a 50% say. You are the one BFing. I dont feel it will be detrimental to your DD for you to extend BFing and let her self-wean. Does he have any research to back up his reasoning, or it is something he simply feels?
Re: Happy Birthday diva.jen!
Just another venue for me to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fantastic dinner out! ...
Just another venue for me to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fantastic dinner out!
Mama's after m/c & loss - June 27
How did you pick your LO's name? Originally we were going with Madison but during the pregnancy DH thought it was too common and so...
How did you pick your LO's name?
Originally we were going with Madison but during the pregnancy DH thought it was too common and so it was back to the drawing board. Aurora was #2 on our list so DH suggested it and I agreed. I cannot remember where we hit the name from as we had it on our list years ago (I originally suggested it and DH liked it too). Her middle name is my mom's middle name and she passed away August 2009. DH was the one that suggested it as A's middle name as a way to honour my mom. I was extremely touched.
Will post a photo or 2 later as they're on the laptop and I'm on my iPad. I didn't get good ones on Canada Day though.
Re: Need job help in the GTA/Peel region
Thanks for the support. I have contacted a lawyer but it's not cut and dry so am waiting to hear back. Guess I should have...
Thanks for the support. I have contacted a lawyer but it's not cut and dry so am waiting to hear back. Guess I should have kept my mouth shut until after being there for 3 months however there was no mention on my job offer of a probation period so I didn't think 1 applied.
B_Mc - I got your PM, thanks!
diva - Yes, I would. You know of something??????
Updated: Need job help in the GTA/Peel region
Update: Just wanted to update that I got a temporary job all thanks to diva.jen!!!! ------------------------------------------------------- Unfortunately I was recently let go from my job....
Update: Just wanted to update that I got a temporary job all thanks to diva.jen!!!!
Unfortunately I was recently let go from my job. They stated it was due to not having the experience they wanted, however this was 7 weeks after being there and only a week after I informed them I am pregnant. Anyway...I now have the daunting task of finding a new job, but I am 4 months pregnant so it'll be hard. I need the hours to be able to go on mat leave in the middle to end of November. I am looking at temp agencies but was wondering if any of you ladies know of any temporary job openings in the GTA/Peel region.
New baby....marriage suffering
It will pass. The first 6 months I'd say were hard on my marriage. I was too tired, DH was too tired, and our fussy,...
It will pass. The first 6 months I'd say were hard on my marriage. I was too tired, DH was too tired, and our fussy, needy baby came first. She didn't sleep on her own so we didn't get any alone time unless mysis watched her for us. When she started being more independent, more mobile, and eating solids we were able to spend more time together, not necessarily alone but together. And then at 8.5 months we dud sleep training and she slept on her own fr naps and overnight. That helped big time! Also, we tried to make an effort to talk for at least 15 minutws a day while DD was playing to re-connect.
You went through a lot of life changes in a very short time, all of which are overwhelming. Try to take it day by day and talk to friends and family to help you get through. If you 2can get some alone time while someone watches the kids that'll make the world of a difference.
Quick SE question re night feeds
Yes, I weaned her night feedings because before SE she was waking 3-8 times a night and I was nursing her each time to get...
Yes, I weaned her night feedings because before SE she was waking 3-8 times a night and I was nursing her each time to get her back to sleep. I cut it to 2 or 3 feedings the first night or 2 and then just did 1 feeding after that. I did that for about 2 months and then 1 night I turned my alarm off by mistake and she didn't wake to eat that night. After that we didn't do anymore DFs.
Introducing whole milk
I mixed it with BM at first. Then 1 day I tried just homo milk because I wasn't really able to pump much and she...
I mixed it with BM at first. Then 1 day I tried just homo milk because I wasn't really able to pump much and she took it no prob. I still pumped for a few weeks but was getting less and less BM so we just went straight to homo milk. She will only drink it in a bottle and spits it out if it's in her litterless juice box. She has taken a few sips from a take and toss cup with straw. We do warm it for her but I don't think she's too particular about it.
ETA: we also tried mixing it with formula between mixing it with BM and going to straight homo milk.
I feel SOOOO bad - My baby fell off the couch
That happened to me too, B. A and I were on the couch and I was leaning over the couch fixing A's activity mat and...
That happened to me too, B. A and I were on the couch and I was leaning over the couch fixing A's activity mat and next thing I knew she as flying through the air off the couch onto the hard floor (no carpet). She wailed and I felt horrible. She had a bruise on her forehead for a few days afterwards. She was about Nathan's age at the time.
Try not to be too hard on yourself, it happens to the best of us. Glad Nathan's doing well.
Tell me about your car rides with a baby
DD hates the car. She is better now that she's older and can do and see more but she will still fuss after being in...
DD hates the car. She is better now that she's older and can do and see more but she will still fuss after being in the car a bit. However she used to cry all the time in the car and we could only do car rides when it was nap time. Now she seems to fall asleep in the car no matter what.
June 2010 Mommies - May/June!
How does T2T work? I'm too scared to look. I say we make a June 2010 thread in there regardless of whether it's 'the norm'...
How does T2T work? I'm too scared to look. I say we make a June 2010 thread in there regardless of whether it's 'the norm' or not.
Star - happy belated birthday!
Great questions Beth. A loves to crinkle her nose too. What's up with that???? Happy early birthday to Sophie!
1) Top 2 favourite moments
Only 2? First laugh, first steps
2) Looking back, is there anything you would have changed?
Providing more stability (not moving so much when she was so young), enjoying every moment and not pining away for the magic 6 months when her sleep would get better (or so I was told)
3) Does your DC look more like you or DH?
More like DH
4) Any plans for future children?
Yup, in December actually LOL And we're not sure if we'll stop at 2 or have 1 more.
5) What are your child's favourite things to do?
Walk, colour, dance, eat
6) Least favourite things to do?
Have her face washed, have her diaper changed, sleep
Re: Where to find a wooden counter-top wine rack
Kim, you're right, it is kinda fugly. AshRose, I'll check that one out in person. I'm not too sure what he's looking for. Thanks. Thanks...
Kim, you're right, it is kinda fugly.
AshRose, I'll check that one out in person. I'm not too sure what he's looking for. Thanks.
Thanks for the suggestion bridetobe.
Re: spin: have you gone under cover?
Yes, I went undercover to ask a question about BDing timing and getting PG cuz I was embarrassed, know a lot of people on here...
Yes, I went undercover to ask a question about BDing timing and getting PG cuz I was embarrassed, know a lot of people on here IRL, and just didn't want anyone knowing it was me. Then I actually did get pg with the BDing timing I asked about and was in complete shock, and with my history of m/c didn't want to 'come out' on WB until I was more comfortable with the pregnancy (again, I know alot of people on here IRL).
Where to find a wooden counter-top wine rack
Our 5 year wedding anniversary is in a week and I still haven't gotten DH anything!!! He said he wants a small, counter-top wine rack...
Our 5 year wedding anniversary is in a week and I still haven't gotten DH anything!!! He said he wants a small, counter-top wine rack and since the 5 year anniversary gift is wood, I want it to be wooden. Where would I find something like this? I don't drink wine so haven't a clue. Would Home Outfitters have it?
June 2010 Mommies - May/June!
Beth - I'm glad to hear Sophie is now napping at daycare. I worry about whether or not A will nap at 'daycare' (aka my...
Beth - I'm glad to hear Sophie is now napping at daycare. I worry about whether or not A will nap at 'daycare' (aka my sister's house). I think it may take a few days before she has good naps but I do think she'll get there.
6 teeth? Wow! We still have none! We've had to deal with teething even for a day or 2 we thought maybe, just maybe, the teeth were starting to poke through, but nothing. So frustrating!!!!
A was scared to walk at first too and had to hang onto something (or someone). S will be doing it in no time.
April - I am so sorry to hear that Sophia has been so sick, and that you caught her pink eye! No one told me having a kid would make me sick way more often than I've ever been before. And yay for staying in GE until the end of June!!
AFM - my ILs have been visiting and staying with us since Friday night. I was ready for them to leave Saturday morning
They leave this evening and I cannot wait, although I am sad for them and Aurora cuz they are really having fun together (it took about 2 or 3 days for Aurora to warm up to them but now they play together and they've even watched her twice for about an hour each time).
Today at work people were asking me my baby's name, what our boy choice was, how we came up with them, blah blah blah. Then 1 of the girls asked, "are you trying again?" And I said, "maybe, maybe not" and I'm sure I went beet red. The gig may be up!
Happy Birthday, Laine and Aurora!!
Eek, how did I miss this!!! So sorry I'm only replying now. Thanks for the bday wishes for the little lady and me everyone!!!! And...
Eek, how did I miss this!!! So sorry I'm only replying now.
Thanks for the bday wishes for the little lady and me everyone!!!! And thank you Ashley for starting this, you're so sweet. Miss you tons!
**Mamas after m/c & loss - MAY**
Thanks dahlia! ...
June 2010 Mommies - May/June!
Thank you Sarah! ...
Thank you Sarah!
SE - check ins question
We only went in when she cried, and it was only when it was constant crying. Whining, talking, or crying off and on were not...
We only went in when she cried, and it was only when it was constant crying. Whining, talking, or crying off and on were not met with check-ins. How have the past few nights gone?
Maybe S just isn't ready yet. Like HisAngel said, it just takes some kids longer to start STTN. We didn't do sleep training until A...
Maybe S just isn't ready yet. Like HisAngel said, it just takes some kids longer to start STTN. We didn't do sleep training until A was 8.5 months old (although we tried some of the techniques in The No Cry Sleep Solution before that and they didn't work) and we ended up doing SE. 1st night was horrible. 2nd night was better but still horrible. 3rd night was awesome. And now she's a great sleeper. How long did you try letting S CIO? Maybe give her some more time before trying it again. Good luck, having a baby that doesn't sleep sucks!
**Mamas after m/c & loss - MAY**
Mel - what a bittersweet photo. You've come so far. OMG Becky, I love the Nathan Potter photo!!!! ciao - what a funny photo! dahlia...
Mel - what a bittersweet photo. You've come so far.
OMG Becky, I love the Nathan Potter photo!!!!
ciao - what a funny photo!
dahlia - I love when babies try to feed themselves (although the clean up isn't always very fun).
waterlily - 18lbs already, wow! A was that when she was 9 months old hehe
heather - I love the fedora! What a cutie!
AFM - Tomorrow's A's 1st birthday! Here are some photos from her party this weekend:
June 2010 Mommies - May/June!
Thanks everyone!!! Yes, we are staying on Team Green yet again. DH is adamant we don't find out, he liked finding out in the delivery...
Thanks everyone!!! Yes, we are staying on Team Green yet again. DH is adamant we don't find out, he liked finding out in the delivery room, and while I wanted to find out it wasn't a must so we're not.
Marin - I spoke to my co-worker again about my concerns and where they were coming from and she saw my point and I ended up sending that email and cc'ing her on it. Guess what? I was right
Corgan - River is gorgeous! Sorry your job sucks so much. Try to have a good first day back tomorrow.
SBee - I can't believe Drew wakes that much at night. How are you dealing with that? You must be exhausted. Drew's birthday invite is great! And I always love seeing photos of him; he's so cute!
April - poor Sophie
I heard daycares are cesspools for sickness. We just recently got over a really bad bout of diaper rash and it was only Canestan that helped. However after a few days without any it seems to be coming back. She has a doctor's appointment Wednesday so I'll ask DH to mention it to our GP.
Have you ventured down to T&T (is that what it's called?) yet? I don't wanna! I say we do it at the end of June once our groups' babies have all turned one.
AFM - Aurora turns 1 tomorrow (and I turn 31). I cannot believe my little baby is a year old; I guess she's not my little baby anymore. I'll upload the link to the video of our reveal once DH's siblings have looked at it (we had to put it on YouTube cuz it's rather big).
June 2010 Mommies - May/June!
Can I vent for a bit? I�m really frustrated with my new job right now. I informed the person I was replacing before I was...
Can I vent for a bit? I�m really frustrated with my new job right now. I informed the person I was replacing before I was hired that I had some, but limited, flexibility with my hours. I was told the job was mainly 9-5 but that sometimes I may be required to come in a bit early, stay a bit late, or come in one Saturday a month and I was ok with that. I explained I cannot come in before 8:30a due to having to drop Aurora off at daycare and us only having 1 car and I was told that would be fine, just to let patients know I cannot see them before that time. Well I assumed that information would be passed onto my current co-worker but apparently it wasn�t, and now my co-worker is upset because she booked a patient I have to see for 8am next week (when I should be booking my own patients) and I told her I can come in that early that time since DH is still off but I won�t be able to after June 6. She was like, �well we usually work our schedule around patients and if I have to come in at 7:30a to see someone I do. Hopefully your patients will be ok with your schedule�. She�s not my boss, she�s my co-worker and I don�t appreciate her attitude. I asked her if she�d be willing to see a patient of mine if they are insistent on coming in before 8:30a and she balked at that (�we try to remain consistent with whom a patient sees. We�ll deal with that if it comes up.�). And then they want me to stay late that same day for a telephone conference that starts at 5:15p and will last approximately 30 minutes but I would have left around 4p since I have to get to work so early that day. Ugh! My job is not my life, my family is and I will not bend over backwards for this job. This is seriously making me consider if I want to come back here after my next mat leave. Thank goodness I only have 25 more weeks until my next mat leave! I now feel my co-worker is gonna be royally p1ssed at me when I tell her I�m pg.
Also, I feel she is wrong on something and want to ask the company conducting the trial but she wants me to cc her on all emails and I don�t want her to think I am going above her head or that I am second guessing her (which I am but still). So I don�t know how to handle this situation.
Ok, that feels better to get off my chest LOL Thanks for humouring me by reading it.
Pregnancy wise, I am doing great and feel fine (minus the constipation that recently kicked in) and if it wasn't for the HPT, the ultrasound, and the Doppler I honestly wouldn't know I am pg. Such a difference from when I was pg with Aurora which makes me wonder if it's a boy.
June 2010 Mommies - May/June!
Thanks for the breakdown April. Hilarious birthday cake Helen! Add me to the list of June mamas expecting again (check out MissMuffet's reveal in GE)...
Thanks for the breakdown April.
Hilarious birthday cake Helen!
Add me to the list of June mamas expecting again (check out MissMuffet's reveal in GE)
June 2010 Mommies - May/June!
April - Good luck tomorrow at your first day back at work. I'm glad Sophia is doing so well in daycare though. I've heard the...
April - Good luck tomorrow at your first day back at work. I'm glad Sophia is doing so well in daycare though. I've heard the runny noses are aplenty when daycare/school starts.
I'm scared about moving to the Toddler section too. Do we hafta???? LOL
A has been having homo milk for a few weeks now. For her afternoon bottle DH will mix some BM (whatever I have pumped for her) and homo. She has also had straight homo though, and soon enough it will be that (I'm thinking once we're both back at work, so in 2 weeks). She seems to prefer it in a bottle rather than a sippy, although she will drink water from a sippy (well a litterless juice box to be exact). Do you mind explaining the 2 snacks and milk with meals thing? Right now A breastfeeds in the AM when she wakes, then about 1.5-2 hours later has breakfast, then about 1.5-2 hours later has lunch, then a nap, then she breastfeeds/has a bottle, then about 1.5 -2 hours later she has a snack, and then about 2 hours later she has dinner, and then she breastfeeds before bed.
Nat - happy 1st birthday to Celeste (and happy birthday to Felix as well)! What a cute photo collage!
Corgan - congrats on another 5k race! We're having A's bday party on the 28th as well.
AFM - I hate being back and work and would much rather be with A. I love spending time with her in the evenings and weekends. But I gotta do what I gotta do.
We're preparing for her bday party that'll be this Saturday. My family is coming (minus 1 bro and his wife as they are on their honeymoon) and DH's parents are flying in from Vancouver. The rest of DH's family isn't coming (they live out West). It's very stressful seeing as I can't get anything done during the day as I'm at work and when I get home I eat dinner, play with A, do her bedtime routine, and then relax. Also, DH's parents are staying with us for almost a week when they come and that also has me stressed.
Lastly, A is sick
Today she's been really hot and has had a fever ranging from 100.7 to 102F. She's been lethargic today but will still play and had 2 naps (which she doesn't do anymore). She has a decreased appetite and won't drink water (few drops here and there). We called Telehealth and they feel she has a cold (given a few things), told us to give her Tylenol every 4 hours, not to overdress her, and go to a doc if we think she may have an ear infection. I feel so bad for the poor little thing. She's been in bed for 2 hours and has already woken crying once but that didn't last long. I hope she can get some rest. If she wakes at or after 12:30a DH and I will check her temp and give her more Tylenol if needed. We were hoping the fever, runny nose, and lack of appetite meant a tooth was coming but now that she's lethargic I think it's something else.
Re: Need hairdo for a wedding
My hair doesn't hold curls well so I dunno if I could pull that off. I like that messy updo though, especially since it is...
My hair doesn't hold curls well so I dunno if I could pull that off. I like that messy updo though, especially since it is a casual, small wedding.
Need hairdo for a wedding
My bro is getting married this Friday and I have a hair appt but no idea what to get done. Here's a recent photo of...
My bro is getting married this Friday and I have a hair appt but no idea what to get done. Here's a recent photo of my hair taken a week ago (sorry not the greatest angle) as well as a photo of the dress I'm wearing(again, not the greatest photo). Any suggestions and/or photos for inspiration would be greatly appreciated!
Baby won"t sleep unless being held - normal!??
Happened with us too. While we tried the first few months to put her down after she fell asleep in our arms, since it didn't...
Happened with us too. While we tried the first few months to put her down after she fell asleep in our arms, since it didn't work it was just easier to let her sleep in our arms/bedshare. It didn't change until we did SE at 8.5 months.
Congrats on your LO's arrival BTW!!!!!
Father's Day Ideas
I'm gonna get him a daddy/baby focused book for them to read together. Not sure what else. ...
I'm gonna get him a daddy/baby focused book for them to read together. Not sure what else.
diaper rash cream making rash worse?
Penaten seems to make our DD's diaper rashes worse. Sudocreme and Butt Paste work for us. ...
Penaten seems to make our DD's diaper rashes worse. Sudocreme and Butt Paste work for us.
what did your newborn sleep on?
My baby was not (and still isn't) a loud sleeper. I could not hear her breathing and she didn't make noises or grunt. So we...
My baby was not (and still isn't) a loud sleeper. I could not hear her breathing and she didn't make noises or grunt. So we had the bassinet next to us and would try putting her in it but often she ended up in bed with us. We hadn't planned on bedsharing but DD wouldn't sleep long in her bassinet (or at all) but would with us so we did what we had to to survive.
I hated bedtime when it was taking forever, DD had to fall asleep in my arms, I had to try to put her down carefully...
I hated bedtime when it was taking forever, DD had to fall asleep in my arms, I had to try to put her down carefully in our bed and roll away only to have her wake 30 mins later and do it all over again. Then, after we started SE, anytime she would let out a cry my heart would jump into my throat and I'd get a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. It made me so anxious; I would wonder how long she'd cry for, why she was crying, would she do it again in the night, what kind of sleep was I in for, etc... It didn't help that I started suffering from anxiety after having DD so pretty much everything made me anxious. It doesn't happen as much anymore as it's been 3 months since we did SE and I know she'll put herself back to sleep.
**Mamas after m/c & loss - MAY**
I know we have a new May mommy (as per FB) but I don't know if she's posted on WB yet. Becky - thanks for...
I know we have a new May mommy (as per FB) but I don't know if she's posted on WB yet.
Becky - thanks for the early birthday wishes for A and I. I went back to work this week because I got a new job and they wouldn't wait until my mat leave was done. DH is finishing the parental leave for 3 weeks and then taking 1 week of vacation off.
Good luck with your move! Moving with a baby isn't easy, we did it twice with A (when she was 2 months old and 4.5 months old). I would love a dishwasher! Lucky you!
Cinderelly - what a cute photo!
Arielle and golden - I can't wait for you to have your babes and join our group! It's the best thing ever!
AFM - I'm back at work and it sucks leaving A but it's getting easier with each passing day. I miss her like crazy when I'm at work and can't wait to get home to her. The first day I cried but I haven't since. A is also doing better as well, not crying as much during the day and having fun with DH.
We're working on A's birthday party which will be on May 28 and I think we're going shopping this weekend both for her present and for party supplies. I haven't decided yet if I'm baking a cake or ordering one. I cannot believe my baby is about to turn 1 - it's exciting and sad all at the same time. I'm sure I'll shed more than a few tears that day.
June 2010 Mommies - May/June!
April - Happy belated first birthday to Sophia! Marin - How are you knees doing? And how was the trial run with A at your...
April - Happy belated first birthday to Sophia!
Marin - How are you knees doing? And how was the trial run with A at your MILs?
Cheri - I can't believe how far along you are! Your baby boy will be here in no time!
Star - sleeping in sounds wonderful! Sorry to hear it was due to you 2 being sick. I have now been getting up earlier than I was when I was on mat leave and it sucks!
AFM - work is going as well as it can be. It is very overwhelming since it involves a lot of reading and remembering (I work in clinical trials and so I have to learn all of them, inside and out). Also, I work in the basement in my own private office so it gets lonely. There are only 6 of us down there and everyone upstairs in the clinic calls it "the dungeon". Everyone I've met seems really nice though. And since I have my own private office I am able to pump once during the day so A is still getting BM (mixed with homo milk). I cried the 1st day as I left the house and told DH I couldn't do it. But I did! And I haven't cried since. Aurora had difficulty that first day and has been doing better with each passing day. Today she had a 2 hour nap (longest ever) and no freak-outs where she looked for me. It was also the first day she didn't cry when I got home. And every day before today she's rushed to me wanting to be picked up but not put down. Today she didn't even come to me, she went to my work bag instead.
It's hard for me to get online and I probably won't be on as often anymore; I don't wanna attempt it at work just yet and when I get home I eat dinner, play with A, do her bath and bed, and then veg out on the couch with DH.
Hope everyone is well!
Still feeding off of both sides?
I still feed off both sides and DD is almost a year old. ...
I still feed off both sides and DD is almost a year old.