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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 04:22 AM   3521
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Hey pretty, glad to hear Alex is doing so well. P gets her first shots on September 25. We are doing a modified vaccine schedule where she will only get the dtap and rhotovirus first and then two weeks later she will get her MMR, 2nd Hep B, and menegitis. I'm not ok with 5 vaccines at once.

Otherwise the pear juice is helping so much and P is doing much better with the constipation. She is also smiling every day and she loves her play mat. I was planning on crib training her this week but we are going out of town this coming weekend as we have an Amway business conference so I will wait until next week (she's been sleeping in the Rock N play). She's up to five and a half to six hours at night sleeping, eats and then goes right back to slerp for another three hours so we are almost there at a full night's sleep. I can't believe she will be 8 weeks on Friday!!!



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 08:15 AM   3522
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Alex he's so cute. Yes time does fly. Hope his shots go well.

Gagrlinpitt, yes V is also sleeping in rock and play. I'm thinking to crib once sttn or 4 months. She only wakes once to feed in the night. Glad the pear juice is working. It's so difficult seeing your baby in pain tryimg to poop. We use reguline formula for V. It's doing the trick thankfully .

AFM, V will be 15 weeks tomorrow. I'm going back to work next week, but it should only be prn. I'm so blessed that TN allows 16 weeks maternity leave, now only if it was all paid hehe. Sorry I haven't been keeping up with everyone. I hope all our babies are well.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 12:16 PM   3523
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Finally on my computer not the phone. Cant figure out how to post pics on the phone.
Just wanted to share a pic of my girls taken yesterday, 12 weeks old!



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 12:51 PM   3524
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Does sound like Alex is doing well! And yes I think we're all just busy haha Kudos for getting the ball rolling

Gag that's interesting and clever. A got his and I was like poor kid. 3 shots and 1 orally. He calmed down as soon as I picked him up but his poor legs gave him grief for two days after. He slept it out instead of crying it out. Congrats on the nice sleep schedule. A sleeps wherever is convenient for me: grace napper, gracias bassinet, arm's reach bassinet, crib, sofa, bed lol just depends what I'm doing and where I am in the house lol

Fluek jealous I wish I had 15 instead of 12 but yeah unpaid so I probably couldn't anyway. I'm not even sure how this is going to work out for me financially... =\

Cat they are so cute!!!

Afm A has his vaccines early last Friday. Had another shit storm. He was 8lbs 12.5 oz and grew 3 inches. That was good news. He has anasaymetrical head from tortexolis and starts physical therapy next week. He has developed a reaction to something in his fortified milk so I am off diary and we had to switch to Alimentum. So far he is vomiting less and spitting up less, but he hates the taste. It also has way less calories and vitamins and minerals but pediatrician says no multivitamins until he is 6 months. It doesn't keep him full as long so he's only getting a 5 hour stretch then up every 75m to eat. I have to go to work tonight because back to school night and I was hoping to go to Costco but my stepdad forgot he has mediation so tough shits for me. I feel isolated and cries most of yesterday. I'm emotionally exhausted which translate to physical exhaustion. SO feels ignored and says he understands but that doesn't make him feel better. I keep worrying something else will be wrong with him. My supply is tanking after the pill. It had a few ok days but I'm only getting 16oz a day now and A eats 18-22. I can't pump more often because my nipples hurt too much even with getting a better fitting flange and liberal lanolin and breatmklk.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 15:35 PM   3525
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Such cute little girls, Cat.

Alex has been getting good stretches of sleep recently too, Gag. Last night, he slept from about 9:30pm to 3:30am. BD passed out around 9pm too, but I wasn't tired, so I made chili from scratch for his work lunches, played Candy Crush on FB, pumped (and got 4 fl oz in one go), crocheted, and watched TV til I was finally tired at 4am. I should probably be sleeping when Alex sleeps, but it's nice to have that time get stuff done. Plus, I have time to snooze during the day.

Hard to believe that some of you ladies will be back to work soon. I'm so thankful we get a year of somewhat paid mat and pat leave in Canada. I'm already looking at day cares though. It's gonna be expensive. : /

Here's my friend's son, Eli, and Alex from this past weekend. 23 days apart, but Eli's almost 2lbs heavier. lol



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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 18:39 PM   3526
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I cant imagine going to work now like some of you girls are doing! With my boys I was about 11-11,5 months at home on payed leave, now I am geting different kind of pay and cant stretch it out like with the boys so I get paid 9 months. Might be home for bit longer than that do to my line of work.
I still feel they are so incredible small although they have grown and matured alot in these 12 weeks. And thinking about my boys milestones, skidding around at 5 months, puling and pushing them everywhere at 5,5, crawling soon after, sitting around same time, standing up at 7 month and so on. Feels like it is almost there and yet far away, but so mutch is going to happen in the next few weeks and I cant imagine not beeing at home and be there when it happens! I know now that we are lucky, although I have been feeling unlucky to get fewer months and lower pay than I did with the boys (it is due to the fact that I have been in University the past 5 years and not working).



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 09:47 AM   3527
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I've been back to work now for a few weeks and it's going pretty well, for me anyway. DH brings her in every day to nurse during my dinner break which is wonderful but DD is still having a hard time. She cries for me for hours.

She also doesn't sleep in long stretches. She was.. but going back to work messed that up as she started mostly refusing the bottle so now she basically cluster feeds every night from 1am-4am and I'm once again exhausted. I think I have one of those spirited babies!

I love everyons pictures I just wish I could post one too but I can't upload the ones from my new phone. She looks just like my husband though, like exactly. Only time people say she looks like me is if they're joking.

Dobby I'm a little worried. You've got such a great sense of humor but sound like you're going through a really tough time. Don't be afraid to talk to someone if you think it might be ppd.

I'm still having mil issues. Worse now and it all started with having a baby. It's been causing me a lot of stress and I hope things settle soon.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 18:23 PM   3528
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Ty Weebles. The anxiety and depression are hard to manage this week. I unloaded on my friend and family. My mom is taking A on Saturday so SO and I can get some us time. Also asking if she can take him tomorrow so I can get me time. I'm having a hard time breathing when I pump because I can see I'm not producing.

I'm sorry things have only gotten worse with MIL . I see mine every other week and it's annoyingly exhausting because their family is so toxic

Sorry DD doesn't like you going to work . That's so sweet that DH brings her for dinner

I'm also sorry about the sleep. With all our formula switching A is waking up every 2 hours at night I get so tired from 4am to 10am but after that my body hits it's second wind. Just sucks because by the time he'll let me drink coffee it's too close to pumping or too late in the day



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 23:48 PM   3529
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So glad everyone is doing well for the most part. My little C is just so much fun. Today is the last day in her second leap. She blows bubbles and raspberries, and she even rolled her tongue the other day. Her fav toy is Barnabus the musical monkey, and she loves shadow puppets at night. She just started noticing her hands, she smiles in mirrors, and she's even enjoying tummy time. She also did her first night with just one night feeding this week. She's not consistent with it yet, but I can see her shifting. Oh she also fusses now when she's bored, but it sounds so fake, like she's playing with her voice - so cute! All this play is making daytime naps harder, but I think that will settle in time.

I met with my boss and her baby girl and I'm all set to work one day a week from home. I'll be back mid-October, and I'm looking forward to it. I've been leaving C with DH and going to dinner with friends or yoga etc more. I always miss her sweet face, but I think it's good for me. I'm sure going back to work will be bittersweet, but she'll be with DH. I love taking care of C, but I will be back doing something else I also miss and love when away. I need both in my life.

Dobby - Unless specified otherwise by your ped (and sorry if I missed that earlier), I would just go ahead and drink that one cup of coffee while you pump. So little ends up in your milk and it takes 15 minutes to get there anyway, plus studies have shown that 2 even 3 cups of coffee do not affect baby's sleep (although larger scale studies need to be done). I've even discovered that 1 glass of beer or wine at a dinner with friends doesn't seem to affect it. I have those test strips, and the only time my milk tested positive when I got back home was after I shared a whiskey flight with a friend.



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2017, 05:07 AM   3530
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Awww A does none of those things. I feel like he doesn't play/interact with me. What's worse is he is most vocal when I leave him alone to shower. I try to tell myself that maybe he's trying to call me back in the room but idk. He doesn't smile either. So naturally I'm worried these are early signs of autism

My pediatrician suggested drinking the coffee after the morning pumping session and that caffeine levels peak an hour after consumption. I'm not worried about affecting his sleep so much as I don't want him having any caffeine period. I'm not even a big caffeine drinker. I usually take a decaf or a water, I only have coffee when I'm too exhausted to function but have stuff to do.

It'll all work out



 
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