Trixie that pic of conor is so cute!! We should all add some pics as our babies are growing!
Baby2310, I can remember the soreness!! I was in so much pain, I never thought it was going to go away. It gets better!! My ped said all babies usually have their days and nights mixed up due to the fact that they are lulled to sleep by us moving around during the day. It took giada like 5-6 weeks to finally get it right. So glad callum is doing well!
So I need help ladies. Giada is sooooo fussy. She is great at night. Has no problems going to sleep, and will sleep anywhere between 7-10 hrs. If she wakes up at 7 hours, she feeds and does not fuss, and goes back to sleep without problems. But during the day she is fussing ALL the time. I dont know what to do. She is usually better if I take her for walk in the stroller or vigorously bounce her etc, but I can't do that all day long. I don't know what to do. SOmetimes she will have a good day and the fussing is very mild, mostly in the evening, but on many days lately the fussing has been all day. Any suggestions. I am about to pull my hair out!!!
Baby try your best to get him switched over as my dd had hers messed up for a long time.. with him i turned the lights down at night.. well almost all off and he would eventually fall asleep.. then in the day keep it all bright.. he will get it sooner than later.. as for being sore you will be for quite some time.. but you forget it all and all is better 100 percent by your 6 week check up..
Bryce doesnt like to do much in the day either.. he is great at night.. he likes his bouncy the best.. didnt like the swing much though.. but oh well he hangs out in the bouncy or the couch.. for now till he rolls..
Cant believe how fast our lo's are growing..
Oh and im staying team cbfm for our next lo.. loved that thing so much.. going to use it to track my cycles till we start ttc.
i meant to say i've lent our cbfm to my oh's aunt a couple of weeks ago (she's quite a lot younger than his mom, she's 38 and has been trying for quite a while). really hope she's as lucky as we all were.
sorry to hear giada seems to be very fussy in the daytime stranj, and conor trix. erin is usually reasonably good but she has a real problem with trapped wind, sometimes she SCREAMS about 10 mins after a feed and she is so hard to wind. i found infacol didnt help much, gripe water is better but still not great. while she is awake, i tend to move her between her vibrating chair, her playmat and her cot with her mobile on which she loves. she gets bored of one after about 15 mins. shes getting better at being entertained by things like that, ive got the cutest video of her talking to her mobile, and another of her hitting a hanging zebra and shouting at it lol. the evenings are still generally the fussiest, i try to remind myself at least she is sleeping well, i'd prefer that to getting no sleep
i'm sorry to hear your birth was traumatic baby. i also hope he sorts out his nights and days soon, hopefully wont take long.
trix - erins always been 75th centile lol, little chubby, she weighed 12lb10 at 8 weeks, i'm guessing shes at least 13 1/2 now if not more lol.
her nickname is munchkin which we shortened to munch lol, also fits with her loving her food haha. all our family call her that poor thing
Thanks everyone. Today is a much better day. Yesterday was horrible. NOt only was she fussy all day, but she had horrible gas in the evening and even screamed through her feeding. It finally seemed to all pass. She went down at 9 and woke up at 2, which is very early, but at least she ate and went back to sleep within an hour and then slept til 7:30. It was very cold in the room and she broke out of her swaddle, so maybe that is why she woke up.
I don't know if this will help you trixie, and it may just be a coincidence, but I read something yesterday that made me realize I was not paying attention to when she was tired. She used to like her swing more, and the bouncy chair she liked less, but would last about 10 minutes. Today I started looking at the clock more. She woke up at 7:30 and I fed her at 8. Then I moved her from place to place because she only lasts on one thing for about 15 minutes. I never realized that this was normal. I figured if I was holding her she should be happy...wishful thinking for me! ANyway, at 9:30 she really started to fuss and I realized she had been up for 2 hours and needed a nap. In the past I would have tried to stimulate her more until she got really cranky and hten I would feed her a little to calm her down and let her fall asleep. I now think I was trying to stimulate her when she was tired, and she took the bottle not because she needed to eat, but because it calmed her down. Anyway so at 9:30 I took her to the rocking chair and gave her a pacifier and she took the pacifier the way she takes a bottle, like she has never eaten before. ANd within a minute she was asleep. After rocking her for 5 minutes I put her in the swing and she slept til 11, when I fed her again. After she finished eating at 12 I took her for a walk. She started to get a little cranky-not sure if she was too hot because normally she loves walks. Then I came home and sat her on my lap while I ate and she started getting really fussy and I realized it was 2pm. SO I took her to the rocking chair and gave her a pacifier and within 30 seconds she was asleep. I had no idea that I was misreading her. Again, everything could be different tomorrow, but it did open my eyes to the fact that she gets cranky when she is tired and needs help going to sleep during the day. Usually I have to let her get really cranky before she wears herself out and falls asleep. ANyway, sorry for the long post but I am so happy to be having a decent day. She just woke up after a half hour but seems content in her swing! We will see what tomorrow brings!
Giada was almost 15 pounds at her 9 week appt. She sounds like a total porker compared to everyone elses babies!!!
Sorry to hear you had such a rough labor Baby. With time you'll forget all about it and be feeling back to normal!! Enjoy your precious new baby!!
Glad to hear you may have Giada's fussiness sorted out Stranje!! Isn't it funny that sometimes we try so hard to figure out what our little ones need, and once you've tried everything under the sun, it just hits you like "duh, that's all you needed!" I feel like I have those moments all the time!!
Can I just say how much I LOVE each and every one of you on this thread!! I am so glad you are all so excited about each of our kid's milestones and helpful when any of us has questions!! You don't always get that in other parts on this forum.
I say this because I posted a question in the breastfeeding section about mixing BM and rice cereal. Jack had his 2 month check up yesterday and all was well. I asked my ped if he thought it was ok if I tried a little cereal mixed with BM at his nighttime feed to see if he'd sleep longer. (he currently sleeps between 5-6 hrs). He said that was TOTALLY fine. That it may or may not work, but he was ok with me giving it a shot. He actually said 5 hrs is good for a breastfed baby, but I really think if he had just a touch extra it would probably help.
So, I posted this in the BF section to see if anyone had experience with this and how much did they suggest I mix to begin with, etc. And some of the responses were so not helpful. They are saying that it is absolutely not ok to introduce cereal this early, and that I should be happy he sleeps 5 hours. One lady even suggested that I'm not feeding him enough during the day. SERIOUSLY!!! I was not asking their opinion on if they thought giving him cereal was ok... I have already been told by my PEDIATRICIAN, who has been in practice for nearly 30 years and is one of THE BEST in my area, that it was ok. I was just asking for some advice about how to go about introducing it to MY son, not theirs. Every child is different. And some of my friends started giving cereal to their kids at 7 weeks. It just frustrates me when people try to act superior to me, and in a roundabout way, make me feel like I'm not as good a mother as they are.
Maybe I'm being too sensitive about this, but I really do try not to impose judgement on how anyone else chooses to birth, feed, and raise their baby. Whether it be unmedicated birth or c/s, breast or bottle feeding, cloth vs disposable diaper. As long as the baby is getting fed and changed, who cares? What's most important is that he/she is loved unconditionally and we do whatever we can to keep them happy and safe.
Sorry for such a rant. Here's the link to the thread I started. I kinda want to reply back how they are making me feel, but I do not want to start drama or an argument. That's not my style.
Oh my gosh Lady, I hate that breast feeding forum. I swear they are so judgmental. They totally made me feel like crap on that forum. Don't pay any attention to them!! My dr had warned me to stay away from the breast feeding nazis lol! I love all you gals too for this very reason...everyone is helpful and not judgmental!
My mom used to mix one teaspoon of rice cereal with our formula before bed, and it did help us go longer. Maybe you could start small and see if it helps and then increase if you need to? Sorry I don't have better advice for you but let us know what you decide and your results!
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