A wasn't windy either at the start. Then after a couple if weeks I think once my milk supply had increased she started needing to wind,perhaps as she was struggling yo keep up and taking air in. We need to burp her after every feed now,it's nit true that breastfed babies don't need winding!
Happy December decemberists! Can you believe it's come around again? It was such an exciting time. And now most of us are sat here with our babies What a crazy and amazing year. 17 days until Emilia's conception birthday! Not long until she has existed in some form for a whole year.
Gaia - from my experience Emilia's night sleep is totally unaffected by her day sleep, contrary to MIL's warnings that if she sleeps too much in the day she won't sleep at night. It doesn't work like that. Let him enjoy his daytime snoozes And as for the gas, yep, Emilia has struggled with that. It went away for a couple of weeks. She seemed to get a lot better at burping and would usually let one out as soon as I sat her up. However, it has returned with a vengence the past couple of days. Maybe it's something I ate? Feels different now I know she is able to get it out sometimes though, not so worried about it. Have faith that he will learn how to get the burps out soon
How is everyone doing? We went to a Baby Sensory class today and A giggles for the first time! So cute,she loved it! We will start the course in January so looking forward to it!
Baby massage also starts in January.
I'm currently busy trying to plan her christening in February. Then we also have the in laws over for Christmas dinner then DH's bro and sis and their families over for boxing day so I'm going to be busy!
How's everyone doing?! We are well on this end...can't believe he is 4 weeks! Seems like we have had him MUCH longer! He's getting big and still waking up twice a night, no big changes there. Still really gassy between 4-7am which can make for fussy early mornings.
We survived our outings (one all day and one just me alone) but going anywhere is SO much more difficult with a baby! Wow!
Everyone ready for the holidays?! I did some shopping and it wiped me out so we aren't doing much for gifts this year, it's just too much!
ALL of my friends are sick or have sick kids so I haven't gotten much social time lately. I am still paranoid about keeping him away from germs!
My baby girl has a cold booo. She did so well not to catch it when DH and i had one earlier in the week. I thought she may have had my antibodies to protect her but i guess she caught a different cokd virus.
She still seems perky with no temperature which is good,but she hates when we use the snot sucker to clear her little nose!
I have some non-baby news of my own. I've got a new job! Which means we are taking a couple of months break ttc while I work my notice and settle into the new post. It feels like I'm back in wtt again with is strangely ok with me as I was starting to find trying stressful.
I've also made us a docs appointment for the week after next so hopefully well get some answers soon . . .
Happy December everyone! I can't believe it is almost 2013!!
Mini, congratulations on your new job I hope the transition is going well. Glad it feels good to take a break.
Smawfl, I'm sorry A is sick (and that you and DH were too!) and Gaia, I'm sorry that germs are preventing you from having social time! I am totally still paranoid about Munchkin getting sick, too. I guess I will have to let it go once he starts daycare (not sure when that will be, possibly sometime in the spring)...but I claim the right to be neurotic until then.
Happy 4 weeks, Fin! I can't believe he is 4 weeks, either! Are you planning to start expressing milk?
Things are good here. In-laws are leaving Wednesday. I was anxious about having them here, but it turned out to be really great! I love seeing how well Munchkin gets along with them. And I will miss my MIL's cooking. DH will have some time off starting soon though, so at least I will have more of his help at home.
I know not everyone is still spending much time on BnB, but for those who are, I started a journal -- take a look if you are interested.
Mini - Congrats on the job! New start for a new year
Smawfl - That sucks! I am glad shes handling it well though...really a cold is not that bad. It is the FLU that I am paranoid about...
He will be just over 6 weeks at xmas time when we are visiting family. I am kind of wondering how I can say NO to passing him around without pissing people off...but I am really not comfortable with it! Ugh. Maybe we should just stay home, lol.
I would like to start pumping but I dont really know where to start and how to go about it without messing with supply...what do you ladies do?
I added a regular daily pumping session...actually two at first since I wasn't getting much, but my output has increased a lot so I dropped the second one a few weeks ago (without any issues as far as I can tell). The way I understand it, I did increase my supply, but I am always removing the extra milk at the same time every day so it does not cause problems for Munchkin. I also try to replace any bottles we give him by pumping as much as he eats (or as close as possible) as soon as possible afterward, but I don't always get to it and the LC i spoke to said it shouldn't be a big deal at this point. I think your supply is a bit more sensitive until about 6 weeks though.
It kind of depends on how much you get out of your pump, I think...and whether you want to build a freezer supply. In the most straightforward scenario, you are not trying to build a stash, and you can pump enough in one session for one bottle. Then you can just pump once to replace each bottle. It also depends on your supply in general. If you have enough that you generally do one boob per feed (I don't), you can pump the other side during each feed (as many as you need), or give one side throughout the night and pump the other side in the morning. Or, something else you can do is pump for five minutes after each feed...I never got much that way, but it seems to work for a lot of people. In general pumping in the morning (or middle of the night) is good since your supply is highest then.
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