He is so gorgeous Morebabies! There is a big gap between my youngest brother and the rest of us and we're all still close. I am 12 years older than him and while our relationship is different, (almost more parental than sibling), it is still very good. He was also spoiled rotten by all of us and was always a very "cool" kid as he copied our behaviour, listened to a lot of the same music as us and just acted older in a way. I think my relationship with him has actually helped me be a better Mom to Isla, I bet your daughters will feel the same when they have kids of their own!
The need to start TTC #2 for me is also being driven by my age. I am 33 and font want to be trying to TTC after 35 if possible...Plus, Isla's an amazing little girl. If I could have 10 more like her I would
Iow, nice to hear from you too! Fostering is incredible, good for you!
I thought I has posted a while back but i guess maybe I didn't actually hit the post button...
Anyways, Mrs. Eddie it's great to hear positive things about the big age gap because I do feel bad for it in a way.
I hope everyone and their LOs are doing great! We went on a week long camping trip, well we stayed in a cabin at a campground, but Landon did great. He was a little restless but still slept pretty good each night. We took him to the beach and he absolutely loved it and cried when we took him out of the water. Its crazy that a full year has already passed since having him and he is a year old today! He is such an amazing little man
Hi ladies I did not know if you guys were still around. I could not find the original not test early thread or this one lol. So glad you posted. Well DS was a year a few weeks ago and we are on our first cycle NTNP. But I am using OPK but no temping. So currently 2dpo can't belive the time has flown and I am on this path again. I am also 34 and not wanting to hang around so I hope it happens soon.
Hi ladies!!! Wow happy birthday to Landon and to your ds lotus and eeeek good luck with the NTNP! We are all good. Rufus is nearly 6 months and is a wonderful little man, so happy. Only issue is sleep or lack of it at the moment. The four month regression hit us hard and we haven't recovered so in a zombie... The newborn days were easy in comparison!! I'm letting him get to end of August then we'll start gentle sleep training and also weaning off the boob. It gives me 2 months to try and get things sorted before I go back to work. So lovely to hear from you, how is everyone else?
Oh my goodness iow I just saw your post so sorry I missed it. How are things going with fostering? And any joy TTC? Mrs Eddie do you think you'll be TTC again soon?
DH is fixed on only having ine child for various reasons. I won't ever push him on it but should he change his mind I would go for it again!
Lotus it's so great to hear from you. Happy belated birthday to your DS! Also good luck on TTC and hopefully it doesn't take too long.
Baby1 my LO never slept great but it definitely got worse around 5 months. We ended up taking away his pacifier which helped a ton, but I'd still say he didn't sleep good or completely through the night until around 9 months. I let him cry it out to a point. Picking him and trying to calm him would only make things horribly worse. If it did get to a point where I needed to pick him up (I've always gone by how he was crying not the length of time crying) I would bring him out into the living room for 15-20 minutes then try again. He also has a little music player that lights up that hangs on the side of his crib. For the past couple months now he knows how to turn it off and on so now he uses that on his own which is great. If he's not ready to go to sleep he messes around with it and he also turns it on every morning when he wake up. Around 8 months for a couple week he was up in the middle of the night for 1-3 hours every night just wide awake and that was just exhausting but once he got past that he's been sleeping good for the most part. Good luck with your LO and getting him to start sleeping a better.
Hearing about people starting to TTC again makes me a little sad that it's not something I will ever do again but we can't afford another and honestly I'm not sure I would want to go through having an infant again. I've had kids for basically half my entire life right now and at some point I would like time with DH and also for myself. We got the boy we always wanted and never thought we would have. So even though there are parts of it that make me sad and I'm only 29 we are done having anymore.
Also I wanted to add about sleeping that I think all kids are different and the same approach doesn't work for all. DD1 slept through the night every single night 12 hours from 6 weeks on. Even if she had a cold she would sleep right through it. DD2 didn't sleep through until 18 months and also took maybe one 30 min nap a day until she started sleeping through and then wouldn't nap at all. She was a nightmare and would be up from 12-5 wide awake every single night. It was horrible and nothing worked, I just had to wait it out. Then once she started sleeping through she slept for 14-16 hours straight all of sudden. DS seems to be a mix of the two. With DD2 though I could be in the room to finally get her to go back to sleep at 5 and with DS if I am anywhere in sight or sound he won't sleep. I basically put him down and run out of the room
Thanks morebabies that does help. I'm totally with you on each baby needing their own approach. If I wasn't heading back to work I'd just ride with it and let him do things in his own time. But I work on intensive care and slightly nervous about how I'll cope with the pressure if I'm still only getting 2 hours at a time...
I guess I don't know how he'll respond until I try something. And it's be silly if I didn't and it turns out all he needs is a couple of nights of something! I'm not for crying it out but have to be realistic and accept there'll be some tears I like what you say about responding to types of cry rather than set times, may pinch that off you :-)
Funny all this talk about sleep and Landon was very anti going to sleep tonight. Talking about types of cries, 2 minutes after putting him down I knew by the way he was crying I needed to get him. He ended up being up an hour and a half later then normal (full of energy) but after he went to sleep with about 30 seconds of tired crying. Maybe he just didn't want his birthday to end
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