Jordyn, I'm sorry that Liam is still waking up so much for you throughout the night! That can get exhausting very quickly.
Not much longer Skadi and Logan! I'm so anxious to see what you're having Logan!!!
Rachel, I wish I had some advice about getting Jimmy to take a bottle but thankfully both my boys never had any issues with the bottle. I think just keep trying and hopefully he will take it. I actually have been worried about the opposite with Ben that he will prefer the bottle over me now that I'm back to work!
I know you mentioned playing soccer, do you have any advice on a good sports bra while nursing? The ones I used to wear are just not supportive enough to go running!
Stacey, that's great you're back in your home!!! I'm sure that is such a relief. And that's so great that Eva is such a great sleeper for you. You're very lucky.
Well, its nice having DH back home even though this morning he made me super mad! Ben woke up at 5:45 like usual and I warmed a bottle for him to give to him and put him in our bed so that he wouldn't have to get up and on my way to work DH text me saying that Ben woke up Sam and he was all mad and told me no more babies!!! The thought of it just makes me cry. I know he is mad that Sam woke up and tired but I just hate to even think about not getting one more.
Part of me wants to talk to him about it but I know it will just be an argument! He hasn't yet been 100% sold on a third but I just thought time would convince him
On a more happy note, we took Sam to ride the train on Sunday and then went to Venice Beach. It was a really fun day!
Also, I don't want to jinx it but Ben has been sleeping 7:45-4ish the last week and then wakes to eat and sleeps again for a few hours!!! I think he is finally starting to get it.
Great pictures, Heather! I've got two sports bras that are tight enough and one that's just too old and worn out and therefore too stretchy. The ones that fit are both from Old Navy so they're nothing fancy.
Oh, and I wanted to add, Heather, that maybe your DH just needs more time to think about a third. It sounds like he was making a statement out of frustration more than anything, given the timing of when he said it. Maybe you can at least get him to agree that it's a possibility without saying that you will for sure have more kids. If one of you wants another but the other doesn't then maybe it's best to remain "undecided" for now and discuss it later and maybe one of you will have changed your minds by then.
Heather, those pictures are adorable! And how great that Ben has been giving you so much sleep lately!
As for what your DH said, I agree with Rachel, it sounds like it was a statement made in frustration and probably didn't have much thought behind it. I would wait until he's in a really good mood (or even better, when he's saying something about how great the boys are or how much he loves them) and then just casually say something about how nice a third would be, and see what his feelings are then.
Liam slept in until 5:45am this morning, which doesn't sound great, but since he's been waking up between 4-5am lately, it's a good thing! I put him to bed at 5pm last night (as opposed to 6pm), and it looks like it made a difference. I know the whole rule about putting them to bed earlier to get them to sleep in, but I didn't really want his bedtime to be that early, because it means we can't really go anywhere in the evening without messing up his bedtime.
Logan I know you've mentioned it a long time ago, but when did your first two kids come? And when do you think this one will come?
jordyn- I hope he starts sleeping better! that can be so rough. for some reason mine start a routine of 7pm-7am early on. I don't think I do anything special though. somehow they just get into that routine between 2-3 months. I have heard the early to bed rule though.
logan and Elizabeth- so close now
heather- I agree it was a feeling in a moment. im sure guilty of saying things out of frustration that I wouldn't say later, even though I try hard not to let my feelings persuade my thoughts and words. I would give it some time. and if it were me I have prayed in the past to have God change DH's mind. he was done after our 3rd, and we are on our 7th, and he wants more. that speaks volumes lol.
thanks! Jason is very sure of it. I love it, but im always concerned what if I see her and think she looks like something else? we do this every time. he loves a name the moment we find out the gender and im all iffy. I asked him how can he always be so sure and his response was "its what I do... I make babies and then I name them." why do I even give him a reason to give me silly answers?? but it is the prettiest one to me so far. he agreed if she doesn't look like a Sophia we will change it, so we aren't telling family til she is born.
heather- I forgot to mention, I loooove your pics! you are such a precious family
Thanks for the advice, girls! Its still a touchy subject for me and when I think about it I get upset so I'm just trying to ignore it for the time being before bringing it up again.
Melissa, I love the name you've picked! I know what you mean about second guessing it though. I did it a lot with Sam before he was born and even when I was in labor with him I still considered a different name but DH didn't like it and when I saw Sam I knew that had to be his name. I remember being rushed back to the OR to have csection with Sam telling DH and nurses that I still wasn't sure!
Rachel, I might try just getting a super tight sports bra and see if it works...I like them tight but I don't want to feel like its harming anything. I heard that tight bras while nursing can harm breast tissue or something like that... But boobs bouncing all over isn't exactly a picnic either!
Full term tomorrow, Logan!!!
Stacey, how are you?
Jordyn, 5 does seem early to go down for the night but I too believe/heard of the whole early to bed thing too! I start feeding Ben around 7:30-7:40 and he is in his crib by 8pm and then we put Sam to bed. When does Liam first wake up after laying him down for the night?
Does he seem like he nurses less during the day and more at night? I've heard of some babies being so busy during the day and fascinated by all kinds of things that they kinda "forget" to eat and then make up for it during the night? Maybe he is doing that?
Today I'm starting to get into full Birthday planning mode for Sam. His party is only 3 weeks from Sunday and I know its gonna sneak up pretty quick with Thanksgiving being thrown in the middle.
Well, I put Liam to bed at 5pm again last night, and this morning he wanted to start the day at 4am. So back to the drawing board. He always wakes up one hour after I put him to bed, eats a little more, and then goes back to sleep, and from there, he goes 2-3 hour stretches. As for eating during the day, he eats every 2 hours, so it's not exactly like he's not eating often enough in the daytime. I've decided to try giving him a little rice cereal (if he'll eat it, Alia wasn't a fan) and see if I can fill him up a little more, since I've wondered if maybe my supply is a little on the low side, and that's why he has to eat all the time.
I think it's a good idea to just sit on the topic of a third child until you're both more calm about it. And good luck with the party planning! Are you doing a theme or anything?
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