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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 10:25 AM   4721
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Ally- oh no, I'm sorry about the blocked duct! That sounds painful, I'm glad you were able to get antibiotics and I hope they work fast!
Glad Isa is doing/gaining well!

Literati- oh my goodness, I bet she is a cutie! Chunky babies are so freaking adorable. I've done the same thing at appointments, especially Lillian's because I'm so nervous. For me, I'm still getting used to being a mom and being responsible for another human so it can be weird and awkward at appointments. When Lillian had a diaper rash, it worked to keep her dry and we used desitin, it cleared up within a few days! I hope violets does too

Slammer- oh my goodness I am having the same problem with Lillian. I was just dealing with that this morning. I know their awake and alert periods get longer as they get older but it's so hard to tell if she's fighting sleep or just WANTS to be awake and is fine. It's hard for me to figure out how to entertain her as well. I just try to let her stare at my face and look around and talk to her, and if she keeps looking away from me and turning her head I assume she's had enough stimulation and would just like to look around and chill.
Aw I bet the dance class is adorable to see! I would want pictures too, I hope you are able to get some next time

Pompey- glad you guys have figured out a routine that works! It is a bummer though that it means sacrificing evenings together. Sleep is definitely important though! I hope you guys are able to spend some time together whether it's weekends or whenever else works best schedule wise. It's tough to find a balance-sleep, time together, tending to baby.
Glad Jamie does not have jaundice and yay for him latching, it's such a good feeling! That's awesome!

Newbie- our pediatrician gave us some at her appt back when she was a few days old and I was still BFing. I've seen so many diff brands but the ones she gave us were enfamil I believe

We've had a rough time here! Two nights ago I didn't sleep at all because we fed Lillian around 10, so I knew she would eat again around 2-3 and we went to bed at midnight. Knowing I was only going to get a couple hours made it impossible for me to sleep. Then after feeding her at 3:30 or so, she grunted LOUD and I couldn't tell if she was just sleep grunting or was still hungry, so i stayed awake until her next feed only 2 hours later. Then she was just fussy and not napping well so I didn't get a good nap in. It was awful! We've found her eating problem is getting worse. She'll sometimes eat 4-5 oz no problem, but then a lot of times she will get hungry, eat 1-2 oz and then choke on the formula and start crying which eventually turns into screaming. She's obviously either in pain or frustrated as she also grab some onto my hair/shirt/whatever she can and just pulls hard. Dh thought it was gas so her pediatrician had us switch to that gentlease formula and here we are a week later and it is either the same or even worse. Yesterday at almost every meal time she was miserable and then even worse in the evening. Dh made me go to bed and took care of her for the night which made me feel bad because he had to work today, but holy cow I needed sleep!
I called and made her an appt and they're seeing her tomorrow, so I'm REALLY hoping we can find the solution! I've come to dread feeding time and get a lot of anxiety with it. I'm thinking it's either really bad reflux or some kind of milk allergy, but we'll see what her doc says!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 10:34 AM   4722
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Newbie - I gave vitamin D drops to my DD sporadically. Looking online it seems you can get a vial of 900 doses for a bit over $20. There was also some new research that came out in the last year or two that if you're BF and supplement yourself with at least 6400 iu then that's enough to pass along what's needed to baby.

Ally - I hope you feel better soon!

AFM - our evening was better last night. Not so fussy. But back to waking every 90 minutes and being grunty during the night. Sigh. I guess I'll take that over the evevning fussiness, but it sucks too.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 10:43 AM   4723
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Vrogers - I'm so sorry feeding has become so stressful with Lillian. I hope she settles down and you can figure her out asap. That has to be so frustrating.

Oh, literati I didn't see about Violet's weight before. That's awesome. I'm going to try to get my mom to come this weekend with her baby scale. I'm dying to know Jack's weight!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 10:49 AM   4724
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Hi all.
I promised I have read every post but I am awful at replyig, plus it is half term. Manic.

We have been out and about. I managed a 6mile walk with Vi in sling. She slept whole way.

Vi now weighs 9lb 2oz

Toddler and Vi have colds.

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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 16:21 PM   4725
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Midnight - sorry your Violet and toddler have a cold too! Talk about parallel worlds.
Good for you on the long walk!

Slammer - I hope you can find out his weight soon! Keep us posted!

VRogers - I think chubby babies are the cutest too!
I'm glad someone else says dumb things at the dr and feeling embarrassed after! I am sure the lack of confidence and then the sleep deprivation are a bad combo! Oh well!
Nothing is helping with the rash but we are going to try a different brand of diaper cream. The problem is she literally poops 20 times a day! There is just no keeping the poor area dry for long!
So sorry lillian is struggling so much. It is no wonder feeding is causing your anxiety. I sure hope you get some answers soon.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 16:37 PM   4726
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I still need to read the last 5 pages or so, will do so tonight, but wanted to just post a quick update.

Genevieve is doing well, she had her 1 month check up this past Monday... she is 22 inches tall and weighs 10lbs 13oz... Up 2lbs 10oz from birth! She is going through her first wonder week leap now and finishing up a growth spurt so been eating lots and a little cranky.

Having a rough past couple days myself, though, just worn out and need a few hours to myself.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 17:28 PM   4727
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Hey ladies, I'll try my best to update and catch up, but I'm on my phone so please excuse me if I miss anyone.

Right now I'm at the laundromat catching up on laundry.. just a week's worth of laundry and it's going to cost me almost 15 dollars here. Oh well, at least my clothes will actually be clean.

T has been doing pretty well. I feel he's becoming less fussy. He smiles a lot and talks to us a ton. He's doing really well holding his head up for longer periods. I'll be putting him in size 2 diapers once we run out of 1s. Which will be in a week at most. He's fitting his 0-3 month clothes really well so I don't think it will be long and he'll be in 3-6 month. I need to start buying some 6-9 month clothes since all of the ones I have are for cold weather and it definitely won't be cold when he's in them. I need to do something different for when he's napping. He gets woken up by O a lot. I was able to get him to fall asleep in using a swing today but couldn't try again because he had a major blow out in it.

There isn't any other houses on the market right now that I feel will be the one. We plan to look at a couple but I just know they won't work for me. With spring around the corner a lot more are popping up so really hoping the right one will come along.

DH ended up getting sick but got over it after a day. Hopefully we're done getting sick.

Greats - Genevieve sounds like she's doing really well! Hopefully she stops being cranky soon! I don't blame her if she's going through a growth spurt, though. Definitely no fun to deal with, though.

Midnight - Oh my.. a mile almost killed me! Six would have been my death and more. Glad you got out for one, though!

Sorry about the colds. Hopefully they resolve soon. I couldn't imagine having a toddler and a baby with a cold. I'm sure I won't have to try to imagine forever. It's bound to happen.

Slammer - I would probably prefer to be woken up over the fussy evenings as well. For me it wouldn't be so bad if I didn't add to it and he sure as heck always does.

Newbie - My pediatrician just has me taking a high dose of vitamin D. I get like 5400. She told me to take a 4000 but the store didn't have 4000 and got 5000 instead.

Vrogers - I'm sorry it's been rough with feeding Lillian lately. That would be frustrating. I hope her appointment gives you some answers.

Edit: Did not mean to hit post. I guess I'll just make another in awhile. Now my phone is almost dead.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 19:38 PM   4728
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Greats - I am glad Genevieve is doing well. Sorry you've had a rough few days and are so worn out! I think that is probably to be expected with three little ones! Do you think you'll have opportunity to get a little break this weekend?

Ali- I am glad T is doing better. Sounds like a really animated little guy. I hope a really nice house comes up soon.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 22:47 PM   4729
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Thank you ladies for the encouragement! Will update you all tomorrow after her appt

Slammer- glad you had a better evening! Oh the grunting, I will not miss it when it's gone!

Midnight- good to hear from you! Wow 6 miles, go you!

Literati- I hope you can find some cream that helps! Diaper rashes look so painful on their tiny booties

Greats- first wonder week here too, I am with you! And I'm so sorry it's been rough...you should definitely find time to do something you enjoy and have someone watch the little ones...grab coffee, go to your fav shop, go for a walk, something for you that you enjoy. You need and deserve it!

Ali- wow! We are just now getting to size 1. I'm so jealous of the smiling and talking, I bet that's fun! We just get maybe a couple smiles and small coos a day. I can't wait until it's more often.
Glad he was able to nap in the swing. Where does he usually sleep? You may have said before.
I hope the perfect house comes along asap and also that sickness stays away!



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 13:23 PM   4730
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VRogers - thanks. Have you noticed this thread has been a lot quieter this week? You and I have been the most active. How are you doing today?

Today I am on my own, and you know what? I feel like I can do this! I don't feel overwhelmed and I don't feel cranky or frustrated. Everything is a bit chaotic and I am not able to keep the house tidy at all. I barely have time to use the washroom, but I'm feeling like I'm finally getting into my groove with two (btw - don't hold me to this because I'll probably have a nervous breakdown next week or something) and it feels like I might actually manage just fine after all!
Also, after today DH has a week of holidays again! Once he is back to work after next week, I'll have no more help ever and he won't have time off again until summer, but at least I'm starting to feel a bit better before that happens.
Happy Friday, everyone!


Oh, and because I am slightly insane apparently, I am wondering if anyone who wants another baby knows when they will TTC again? I know - it's crazy to be thinking of that already! For some reason having a second has given me baby fever again already and makes me excited for my third. I think we wouldn't try before August or September of 2018, though!



 
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