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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 15:30 PM   36701
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Bdb you gotta do what you gotta do. I'm laying down right now while ds2 naps and ds1 watches veggie tales. Remembered there may be a PTO meeting tonight that i'm completely obligated to go to but I'm sooo tired

So much for not having the testing itch. I was looking at other tests and now I want to test...that lasted all of, what, 2 hours?



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 20:33 PM   36702
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Gigs yay for early O! Oh and CD13 is a perfectly healthy O date. Here's hoping!

Hope Lev feels better soon! Sorry about meeting. Ugh, I dread those days.


CB ah poo. I hate you couldn't get that booked. Can't wait for an update. Do they still have CB digi with weeks estimator there? I think they are gone for good here. I still have 1 from my 3 pack.

Bdb hey sometimes you gotta do, what you gotta do. Seriously, have to take care of yourself to take care of others. Plus, you're pregnant and fatigue is awful pregnancy symptom.

Dobby lovely pics! I should have done one. Oh well.

Sorry if I missed someone. It's been busy couple of days. AFM...

I started training this afternoon. Feeling less anxious and more excited. I truly believe I'll enjoy this position.

Going on vacation next week and I'm so excited! Gotta get aquarium tickets soon. I've booked massags for DH and I though. It's been a little over 2 years since our last one.


No signs of O for me. My temp has been up slightly past 2 mornings but I think its stress and I slept poorly Saturday night. No opks til I see EWCM again. I'm just not going to worry about ttc for a bit. I think ntnp unless I see fertile signs and go ttc crazy (this will probably happen ).

I think I will step back a bit from posting as I am learning my new role and get comfortable with it. Thanks for all the support



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 21:11 PM   36703
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More later but for now

Help I'm being held hostage by my baby



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 21:56 PM   36704
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Omg Levvvvv ahhhh this baby knows not how to sleep! He was cranky tired around 6:30, but his usual bedtime is 8...so I FOOLISHLY tried to keep him up. Around 7:14 he for a sexond wind, calmed down and was happy...but when I tried to put him to bed at 8 all hell broke loose. He was crying for over two hours. I started stressing out that he had something wrong, so I pukles him out of bed and walked around with him; let him chew in my cell phone case (he isn't normally allowed to) and he calmed down and was content. So I knew he wasn't in any sort of weird physical distress or he wouldn't be able to calm down. I finally had to put him down to CIO. Broke my little heart but worked. He's finally asleep.

The whole thing just reminded me of a newborn and has me a but nervous...I reeeaaaallly have a hard time with the lack of sleep and am not looking forward to that. It's always when hubs and I are at our worst (we rarely argue/fight, but sleep deprivation can get us at each other in the middle of the night with a screaming baby amplifying everything). But I know it's a short phase and it passed...I just hate it.

Anyway.

Fluek so happy your position is feeling better as you train for it! Really hope it's an improvement. How will it differ from your previous role? Will you still see patients? Have regular hours? Will you have any employees under you? Sorry if you have already said.

Haha darn ttc! Cool as a cucumber until fertile window



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2018, 08:41 AM   36705
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Flueky- Enjoy your vacation! I would love to take one soon.

Gig- Sorry you had a rough go with Lev last night I sometimes wonder wth we were thinking starting all over. DD2 is potty trained, sleeps wonderfully (longer than the older kiddos!) and we just have a really good routine around here. I do worry about the lack of sleep but hopefully this baby will follows DD2's footprints. She was an amazing sleeper from day one. The only time we ever had any issues was from the age of 4 months until about 5.5 months. She began waking to eat in the middle of the night during that phase but she would still go right back to sleep afterward.

I have to be honest, though- I am really struggling with whether or not I want to breastfeed full time/long term or not. I only nursed for a few weeks with my first. I then went on to nurse my second child for 2.5 years and, truth be told, I hated every moment of it I just felt like it was something I "had" to do. I hated being the only one who could feed her. I waited too long to try to introduce her to a bottle, so any time I tried to leave her with my mom for a date night, all hell broke loose. She would refuse to eat and screamed the entire time. I never got a break. I also hated the idea of having to pump anytime I was away from her for an extended period of time. But I stuck it out.

Then with DD2, things were a lot different. My ex-H left when I was 7 months along with her (although he was still active in the kids' lives, was there for the birth, and always wanted to see them). But my home life did a 360* so I knew I just had to do whatever I could to survive. I did not have an extra set of parental hands at home like I did with our first two. So I winged it by day. I nursed the majority of the time very early on, but when I felt myself getting stressed, I would make her a bottle of formula and either have my oldest feed her, or I would feed her but it would still give me a bit of a break to not have her latched on to me physically.

Within a couple months we had a routine where she was nursed in the mornings and early afternoons, but her last couple of feedings each day/night were exclusively formula. I *loved* this routine. It was the best of both worlds. But by the age of 4 months I made the decision to wean her from the breast because I was about to start allowing her to begin overnights with her dad. I know she was still so young, but 1- I wanted her to know him, 2- the older two were already going with him every other weekend, 3- hell, I just NEEDED the break since 100% of the day to day child rearing was all on me, and 4- I didn't want my free weekends to be spent hooked to a pump. So we switched exclusively to formula and I never regretted that decision for a second.

So here I am now with #4 on the way. I am with an incredibly helpful man and I know it will be totally different this time around because he will always be willing to help me out. But I just do not know if I *want* to nurse exclusively even though I'm fully capable of doing so. It's always come easy for me. Never had mastitis, never worried about my supply, etc. So I'm contemplating doing combo-feeding from the get go like I did with DD2. Only this time I'll stick it out the entire year.

Anyways, that was long and pointless. Sorry



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2018, 08:49 AM   36706
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Bdb you have to do what makes you happy and keeps yoir baby fed. If exclusive breast feeding is exhausting, I think combination feeding is a good alternative. That way baby is still getting the breast milk goodies.

I am not sure if you mentioned it but will you be finding out the sex of thos baby?

Taking Lev to the dr later. He is acting ok but still redusihg bottles (mostly) and barely wetting diapers consequently. The lady who schedules me suspects ear infection, which may be the reason sucking hurts but eating is ok (he's been ok with cereal/purees/puffs).



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2018, 11:09 AM   36707
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Poor Lev Hoping you get an answer.

Yes, I will definitely be finding out the sex! I think surprise genders are so exciting, but I, personally, could never do it.



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2018, 11:38 AM   36708
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Yay for new training Flueks hope we see an update very soon saying bfp hehee!!

Aww bless Lev, has he been fiddling with his ears or anything? Hope hes ok & you get some answers

I really dont know about the feeding of newborn, i bf the other 2 but i kniw it’ll be hard with no3, esp with school runs & Nuala being attention seeking & being so little still, i was thinking bottle but i know il get very pg & be like.. oh maybe for just a lil bit lol i feel so calm & lovey nurturing when i bf its weird, bonding thing i think.. but i want a good sleeper from the beggining that recognises that after milk you go to sleep & not asleep on mummy lol Nuala was terrible for sleeping & she still wakes loads now, im PRAYING that when shes 2.5 when babe arrives she’ll be sleeping through.. fx!

Bdb do whatever works best for you & newby



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2018, 14:57 PM   36709
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Bd, do what works for you, we won't be judging you for that!
I bfd L for a year. I never introduced a bottle, once I tried but he did not take it from. When we left him with my mom for the first time he took some hand expressed milk from her in a bottle. But never from me
After a year, I loved getting my freedom back, as much as I miss the many cuddles. They are just different now

Sick, cuddly kid, gotta go



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2018, 15:21 PM   36710
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Hope Logans ok Pacific



 
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