I feel abit guilty, coz I actually get a full 8 hours sleep every night!
The key to this is the fact that I am co-sleeping with Freya. We go to bed cuddled up together at 10.30pm. She wakes up at 2.30am for a feed. and then sleeps again until we get up at 6.30am. But because we are co-sleeping and breastfeeding, I dont actually have to get up for the 2.30am feed. Freya starts stirring and grunting, so I whip a boob out, latch her on, and I go back to sleep myself. Freya slides off the boob when she's finished, and goes back to sleep herself. So because I dont actually get up (or even open my eyes sometimes, lol) I feel like Ive slept 8 hours straight!
Now I know alot of people are against co-sleeping. I was too when I was pregnant, and swore I would never do it. But it works for us right now. And I am going to start putting Freya in her Moses basket in the new year (although I will miss the great sleeps when I do this)
Okay ladies I need advice..... anyone's LO not like a new type of Formula? We had to switch him to a more expensive (like double what we were paying) special low lactose/cow enzyme formula which is easily digestible for his Colic. I obviously haven't tasted it, but I think it has less sweetener in it and he sucks a few drops and then starts screaming and turning his head away from it.
I definitely enjoy posting on here, it's my sanity check for the day. I totally understand the comment made about DH not really wanting to hear all about how little sleep you got etc. I am very lucky that my sister has a LO who is 2.5 weeks younger so we have a lot in common to talk about but I can only afford so much long distance. It's great to have somewhere to go to.
Watch those flat spots on the heads and definitely try to give the LO's tummy time and get them to lay their head on alternating sides to discourage any distortion. A friend of mine's son ended up with a helmet to reshape the head.
No suggestions on the formula but at the same time perhaps you SHOULD try it. Do you have any of the older stuff to compare it to. Perhaps you could taste both and see it is different. Realistically your baby will just have to accept it and drink it if it's all you offer but there is a chance that a different brand might make a tasier formulation. Perhaps some serious googling might help. Seems like there is just about everything online, surely someone has asked this quesiton before.
On my end I've been cramming as much formula down my girl's throats as they'll take trying to fatten them up. All I get is extra spit up as a result. Guess time will tell. This is likely the end of my BFing unfortunately as I'm trying to heal from repeated fisssures at the same time but I dunno.. I still want to BF but know I don't make enough, that with the pain I'm just so frustrated with the whole thing. Bah!
And for Christmas... We're getting the girls way too much! Since we have a 5 yo at home as well we have to keep up the facade of Santa Cluas etc so we needed to do a stocking, then DD wanted to buy the twins some gifts (toy and outfit each) and then we needed a second Exersaucer so we bought one of those. That should have been the end of it but since I have to buy some presents for my new neice I kept buying duplicates for the twins as well. Whoopsie.
aww sorry about having to stop BF Little, I know it's a really hard thing to do, I got a bit depressed about it for a few days started doubting my womanly awesomeness.
I mixed a bit of the old formula with the new and he took it, but I'm almost out of the old formula, so.... guess he better start liking the new stuff. He's taking THIS And I have tried all the Similac and Generic Brand Sensitives.
I'm dreading tomorrow, Skye has her first lot of needles, I have a big needle phobia and can't stand the thought of her having to have them
We've got our LO quite a few pressies for xmas. There is such a big age gap between my last and her that we have no toys in the house suitable for a baby plus shes my first girl so I've not been able to resist all the pink things! As her bday isnt for so long after xmas we figured that we could buy her toys that she can grow into over the next few months so we've bought things from birth to around 6months and she'll need a stocking, I love buying pressies for my children
Shell-- Cody has his shots tomorrow as well. I've went and bought some infant ibuprofen that i'll give him about... a half hour before his shots. hope that eases things a bit. Can't wait to see how big he's gotten.
I'm putting off the shots until Caleb is older; 6 weeks is the schedule here, which IMO is just way too early to be putting somewhat controversial chemicals into a baby!!! So I'm pushing it back to a later time; probably 4-ish months or something... we'll see.
My wee guy is 6 weeks old today! Already!!! It feels weird; on the one hand time has FLOWN by; it seems like just the other day I got my BFP, let alone had a freekin baby, but on the other hand, I can't imagine a life without him now, he's fit in to our lives so well that it feels like he's been here forever.
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