Lindsay - So happy to see you checking in!!
So sorry there are so many other things going on! I know a newborn in itself can be a handful and extremely stressful (though it's a good thing it's SO HARD at the beginning). I'm sorry you'll have to return to work so quickly. I remember the first two weeks were the hardest of my whole life. And the first 6 weeks takes FOREVER. I thought James was adorable, but it was so hard I don't think I really enjoyed him that much as a newborn. Then after 6 weeks things did get easier and time started moving by at lightning speed. I hope things get easier for you soon.
I second what Chelsea said. After the waking-every-20-minutes phase, it gets better. Toby suffered from colic and reflux so I struggled a lot during the first 6 weeks but after that you'll be surprised at how quickly it goes. Cherish the first year. Those night time cuddles that seem soooo hard right now? God I actually miss them. I still nap with Toby in the afternoon sometimes because I miss just being able to hold him without him trying to get away to play!
Anyway I just popped by to say hey... And to be one those annoying "omg look something new!" type mums... Because Toby used his reins/harness for the first time today aww.
We have one good night probably every four. The other night she slept from 11 till 4. Otherwise, she's pretty much up all night long. We see the pediatrician on Tuesday; I'm interested to see how much she weighs. She's a chunky little one - we're getting the arm rolls and all. I really think she's colicky because at 730 pretty much every night, she starts hysterically crying and does NOT stop all night. It's getting frustrating - I know she's just gassy; we've tried Mylicon, gripe water, nothing seems to be working. Something else to ask the pediatrician.
I know she's taking in a lot of air when she eats - she gulps and sounds like she's drowning because my milk comes out so damn fast (I was BFing her today, and as I was sitting there, started wondering why my BACK was wet. My back, my stomach, my shirt, my pants - everything was soaked). Going to start pumping more since I go back to work in two weeks :cries:
Easter was good for the most part. DH and I didn't do anything for Madeline, but my sister and mother went crazy. I think 6 or 7 stuffed animals, a basket, a few books, a lullaby CD, and so on. Family drama, but otherwise good.
Can't wait for DH to be off for twelve weeks - we're both doing the Abs Diet to try to lose weight. I'm already below where I was when I got pregnant. Once I see my gyn on the 27th I'll start an official weight loss ticker, as I'll use that as a jumping off point.
yay..finally someone checking in!!..haha that pic is soo cute..she looks soo happy and excited already..we never got that out of B till a lot later on haha
Have you though about starting to switch her to the bottle now hun? It might help with the gas and help when you go back to work..since you are going to have to anyway...we use TommeeTippee, Playtex VentAir and Born Free and I would say the born frees were the best for helping with gas because they make them slow down and take their time so they dont get drowned in milk and they dont get so much air... Id buy one or so of likw 2-3 kinds and see which works best or makes her seem happier and then go with that one...
B has her 6 month check up in about 2 weeks..Im excited too to see how much she weighs now..Im seriously thinking close to 16 or 17...
Ive learned how to use our sewing machine..hubby had to teach me..and now Im going crazy haha....working on cloth diaper adjustments and all kinds of stuff for her..
we are going to be at the Great Cloth Diaper Change her in Knoxville to make it into the Guiness Book of World Records for the most cloth diapers changed at one time...people are doing it all over the country and I think maybe even in a few different countries as part of the Real Diaper Week supporting cloth diapering... very exciting...
HAHA!!!...YAY!!!..I was soo waiting to get on here sometime and see you or Cottleston posting a BFP lol!!!.OK Ladies..this starts it...round two ..lol..lol..whos next?!!?!? NJ..you ready? lol just kidding...
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