So my neighbor couldn't do Monday/Thursday this week so the only days she could do was Tuesday (until 1:00p) and Friday, so I am WFH today.
Except I'm not really working.
Both babies are napping and I should be working but instead I'm enjoying my coffee and googling to see if there's a correlation between babies born vaginally breech (Adeline) and their temperaments. So far I haven't found anything to support my hypothesis that she is a wild child because she came out feet first and ready to take on the world.
Post by goldenlove3 on Feb 13, 2017 9:23:09 GMT -5
C was up multiple times during the night. He was pretty stuffed up this morning but his temp is still normal. I think laying flat on his back was making it worse so now I'm snuggling with him on the couch and he seems to be breathing better. Not sure if it's worth a doctor visit though since he's acting completely normal otherwise. He might be even more smiley.
In other news, H is meeting with a real estate attorney this afternoon to write up an offer letter for the lot. We've already got a verbal agreement so now we're just making it official!
Lol kleigh. I agree with vinolove. Babies are just so different in their personalities. Lillian has been a wild go getter from day 1 whereas Lilah is pretty chill. She does things in a less frenzied way. But Lilah is much more particular about things than Lillian was. It's really interesting seeing how different or similar they are.
danib That sounds unpleasant. I am not a fan of snow. I'm right there with you on multiple motn wakeups. I think she had 3 last night. Cosleeping is saving me from being a zombie.
goldenlove3 As long as he doesn't have a fever, I'd ride it out at home. Congrats on your lot! That's exciting!!
kleigh - My dad is doing well. He came home last night. The doctor said his pains were from acid reflux. My dad is going to try to quit smoking. I hope he does well but I know it takes several attempts and is more then just the nicotine withdrawal.
Today is my last week of maternity leave. I came down with a cold so I'm spending it on the couch today. I hope C doesn't get sick.
When I dropped off O at daycare this morning the teacher was like, "if you want to participate in valentines, we have 18 kids in the class". So we 're at that stage of life now. It hadn't even crossed my mind before that exchange. Off to the dollar store!
I'm tired. M was up all night coughing and H woke up around 1. He didn't eat much though. Pretty sure it was just his horrible gas that woke him up. MH asked me this morning if M coughed at all last night.
Not much going on here today. My nanny is off yet again today because of this shitty weather. H is working from home. Supposedly we are going to have Valentine's Day dinner together tonight (which I'm cooking) but seeing as he did literally no work until 12:30 p.m. today, I have a feeling it's going to be pretty truncated. It really burns me up how bad he is at being productive working at home.
MIL took DS out to lunch and D is engrossed in her daily hour and a half of extremely happy independent play, so I got in a hard workout and am now having a snack in my sweaty workout clothes and checking in with you ladies before I go shower. You're welcome for the imagery.
After that I'm going to take D to the grocery store to buy stuff for tonight and the rest of the week. I love grocery shopping. Is that weird?
Edit because my computer is being an asshole about gifs today
Post by jubilantsquirrel on Feb 13, 2017 13:05:38 GMT -5
MH talked me into moving DS2 into the nursery this weekend. It's going OK. He doesn't sleep any better/worse but it takes longer to get him back down after he wakes up. Still haven't had a stretch longer than 4 hours, and most nights it's only 3 hours.
DS2 has also stopped taking a bottle. We first started giving him one a few days a week at Christmas, so about 1 month old, with no problem. Then suddenly a couple weeks ago he just stopped taking them. We've tried different nipples, using frozen milk, freshly pumped milk, me being in a different room, trying at different times of the day, everything. He just won't take a bottle any more. MH is the one who usually tries, but we also had MIL and GMIL and still no luck. I'm at a loss.
I go back to work in a couple weeks and between his new refusal to take a bottle and his shitty sleep, I'm really stressing out.
jubilantsquirrel, LT for hugs. That is super stressful! I wish I had some advice, but it sounds like you've tried everything I would have suggested. Crossing my fingers for you that he rediscovers a love for the bottle before you go back.
jubilantsquirrel I wish I had some suggestions but o could see how that's stressful knowing that your return to work is imminent. Are you going to continue BF after you return or strictly pump? Here's some random things I thought of that maybe you can try (I literally have no experience I just feel bad I have no good insight)::
Wrap the bottle in one of your articles of clothing so as its close to his face he smells you
Alternate between breast and bottle while you're nursing him (?) - few sips from bottle and few from breast
Could you try to hold the nipple up to your breast and as he goes to latch use the bottle instead of your breast
Post by jubilantsquirrel on Feb 13, 2017 13:50:31 GMT -5
Thanks kleigh. I do plan on breastfeeding after I go back to work. I'm going to try the shirt and bottle thing. I haven't tried giving him a bottle myself yet, but I'll try the other two suggestions and see how that goes. I'm willing to try just about anything right now.
I did a Google search about this and found a few blog posts but none were helpful. They were all moms who would just drive to the daycare center a couple times a day to nurse, the husband was the SAHP and would drive the baby to the mothers work so she could nurse, or the mother just quit her job to be a SAHM, none of which are options for me, unfortunately.
jubilantsquirrel don't give up on the bottle just yet. H randomly satarted refusing his a few weeks back as well (DH just about panicked), but then took it again from my friend one evening when we went out to supper.
My MIL and GMIL are coming out on Wednesday so I can get out of the house solo for a bit. Hopefully they can figure something out. And I'm still having MH try a few times a week as well.
Post by sophiegrace on Feb 13, 2017 15:25:34 GMT -5
Hi! Thanks for the bat signals! M seems to be (knock wood) on the tail end of whatever is going on. She's still throwing around a low grade fever, but is mostly in a good mood. I got really worried Saturday night because it climbed up to 101.9 and I thought for sure we were headed to the ER. Both H and the Pedi agreed to just keep watching it because she was alert, had good output, and was eating normally. I was worried and exhausted and H and I got into an argument about it. He may of called me a know it all and I may have told him that he needed to "f*** off for his safety". Not my finest moment. And pretty funny at this point since my husband is in every way twice my size. He tends to fight dirty and I like to shut down and not say a word so I'm shocked it came out of my mouth.
Post by sophiegrace on Feb 13, 2017 15:37:57 GMT -5
jubilantsquirrel hope the bottle strike is temporary! The minbie was just recommended to me by a mom who's LO didn't take a bottle until 4 months. It should be here tomorrow, I'll update if it works. I've wasted over 100 oz trying to get M to take a bottle and each ounce down the drain hurts. I'm writing down all those tricks kleigh!
Hope the cardiologist went well danib! Is this related to the same elevated levels that you needed the extra ultrasounds for? I'm sorry if I missed an update.
What time is dinner dashook? I'll bring chocolate and wine.
Hope C keeps feeling better and better goldenlove3. I had to double check on the 15 weeks yesterday, because it just feels like there's no way we're already there!
sophiegrace glad to hear M is doing better. And I think we have all (at least I definitely have) said some not so nice things to my H when in the stressors of parenting. It's hard not to be a mama bear when you're kid is sick.
jubilantsquirrel, hugs! Don't stress too much daycare providers are amazing amazing magical people that somehow can get kids to do almost anything. L takes a bottle from them without any issues and still gives anyone else trouble. I did some research before going back to work and when L wasn't taking a bottle and a local breastfeeding board gave the same advice as the blogs you read. Everyone was all, just drive to DC and nurse or just quit your job. Right, because I live in Mr. Rogers make believe neighbor hood! Try not to stress too much!
vinolove I like the white! It makes the window look bigger! I'd add pops of color to room with some pillows or picture frames. Then again, my house is painted in neutrals and we have almost nothing on the walls!
I sent DS off to daycare this morning just knowing I'd get that dreaded call to come pick him up. Sure enough, 10:30 and he threw up. Poor kid! So we're on the couch watching MMC and snuggling. Hopefully it only lasts 24hrs!
D took a good afternoon nap but woke up kinda fussy. She's been nursing like shit today. Well, actually it's more that I had two Bud Lights on Saturday so my body is still overproducing like crazy. Yes you read that right lol. Who needs morher's milk tea when you can have Bud Light?
Anyway she's been gagging at letdown and then pulling off soon thereafter. I might actually pump at some point and just let DH give her a bottle later. Might be more comfortable for everyone.
I accidentally missed my annual gyn appt because it was my first week back at work. I desperately need to reschedule because I need to talk to my OB - post pregnancy I am noticing I have MAJOR pms rage. I always would get a little moody the day before my period showed up but these two or three cycles I am seeing a pattern of major major major rage in the 4-5 days beforehand.
I googled and apparently PMS/PMDD can be worse post pregnancy.
Like I hate medicine and I stand here saying I really think I need to be on something before I stab MH in the eye with a fork for making the coffee too weak, not refilling the toilet paper roll, or asking me if I want peanut or plain M&Ms.
Post by sophiegrace on Feb 13, 2017 20:47:06 GMT -5
I hope you and your OB can figure something out kleigh. I fear for the return of my pp periods. I had the same thing happen after my loss. It was a see saw of the sads and rage that equaled the fire of a thousand suns. Fun times.
Also, i hope your H brought you both the plain and the peanut M&Ms.
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