Another bad N16 day between lack of sleep, mastitis, coffee stains, et al. We're all in this together ladies!
I also, again, had pooooor sleep. We have E's 4 month check up today. I'm hoping her shots are going to miraculously reset her sleep habits. Don't tell me otherwise. I want to live in my dream world for a day.
DH gets home tomorrow!!! I'm so excited but I still have to plow the driveway! We're supposed to get hit with snow again this weekend but DH will be here to worry about it! I just need to make it so we can get out tomorrow to go get him! Lol and get gas in both vehicles.
Beware the Ides of March ladies! These babies can be backstabbers 😉 Literary nerd, sorry!
Post by goldenlove3 on Mar 15, 2017 10:27:31 GMT -5
Morning ladies. Sounds like we need a giant group hug!
I think my special unicorn baby is gone. He was up every 2-3 hours again and would go right back to sleep with the pacifier. So apparently his game is to STTN for a week then say JK mom! Trying to decide if I should go back to giving him a bottle overnight but he doesn't seem to need it and his pediatrician said it's not necessary at this point.
In other FUN news, I pulled my hair back in a ponytail yesterday and I can see a lot of scalp now around my forehead. I hope it grows back! It seems like the shedding is not slowing down at all.
Someone should have filmed the last 15 minutes of my life to use in abstinence-only sex ed classes.
I picked up D and felt wetness so I knew she had blown out. I brought her to the changing table and DS came along and started to climb the table. I told him to get down, he didn't, so I pried his hands off of it and set him down, which caused him to completely lose his mind.
So while I'm trying to wrangle the poop covered baby, the toddler has wrapped his body around my left leg and is just screaming and screaming "huggie mama! HUGGIE MAMA!!!" This starts D screaming too. I keep trying to pull DS off of me and I'm shouting "get off me!!" louder and louder as they both scream louder and louder. Finally I grabbed D and the baby wipes and locked us in the bathroom so I could clean her up, while DS stood outside the door screaming.
But the fun didn't stop there.
I take D upstairs to the nursery to get her a new outfit. She proceeds to spit up all over me, and her, before I even get to the changing table. She was crying hysterically this whole time btw. Finally she is dressed and calmed and now it's time to change DS, who had also pooped.
Spoiler alert: also a blowout. Like maybe the grossest poop I've ever seen and I'm damned if it wasn't up his back to within an inch of his shoulder blades.
I haven't even finished drinking my coffee yet and this is the shit (literally) that I have to deal with.
Your story actually reminded me of something that happened on our 2nd day home from the hospital. MH took DS2 upstairs to change his diaper, all of a sudden I heard MH kind of shouting, like "AHHH...UMM...UGHH!!" So I go up to see what he needs. He's holding a naked baby and there's poop all over the changing table. Apparently the baby decided to let loose while the diaper was off. So I start cleaning up and MH is still standing there holding a naked baby. Well, that naked baby wasn't done pooping yet. MH tries to catch it with his hand (no idea why), so now there's also poop all over his shirt, hands and the carpet. I got the changing table cleaned up and took the baby from MH so he could go clean himself up. When he walks out of the nursery I hear " Oh Jonah, why?!" I guess DS1 decided he wanted to brush his teeth, so he used the water that was most accessible... which was from the toilet.
I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life.
I have a poop story! When O was a baby, he had a mid diaper change poop. He was on the changing pad laying down and the poop shot out 6 feet away! All H and I could do was laugh and scream. I was cleaning poop off the dresser, the floor, the door and the wall for the rest of the day.
So E got her shots today and seems to be doing ok so far. I asked the doc about her crappy sleep and she said it's probably because of her mild reflux. She also said that because her weight gain is a little slow she doesn't want any sleep training yet. Womp womp. Basically wait it out another few weeks or month and see if it improves.
She slso said that as soon as E is rolling consistently, sitting in the high chair without slumping over, and is very interested in foods that we could start feeding. I'll still probably wait til closer to 6 months.
Lol to all the poop stories, our best doesn't compare so I'll sit this one out. Esp no competition to jubilantsquirrel 's 😂😂😂 J's toilet bowl escapades just top it off.
danib H is the cutest carrot I've ever seen and C is by far the cutest bunny !
tgrimes1980 Damnit I'm sorry you're dealing with that, I hope the Rx clears it up in no time. How is H doing with formula/bottle?
starbuck27 Please tell me YH at least takes duty of one? Let's say they're just up resettling and not necessarily looking to eat/BF, do you guys split that? It's the only way I've survived and its just barely. Are you all still sleeping in the same room and are yours waking one another?
goldenlove3 omg so much noticeable hair loss. I'm chopping it Friday (assuming I have someone to watch the kids so I can go to my appt).. Even if it doesn't help reduce actual shedding I'm hoping it'll at least look less long, flat, scraggly, weighted down.
Sorry I'm late, I got the truck stuck, thought I broke the snow blower, took several hours to unstuck the truck and plow, got a call from yet another audiologist who can't see L till May 9th!?! Their doctors are on maternity leave. I feel like nobody wants to reassure me that my baby can hear! I'm having a mental breakdown and then my mom tried to tell me that I shouldn't get upset! Really mom? She's of the school of you don't display your feelings but you start crying in the middle of the living room floor for no reason. I refuse to keep bottling up my feelings because it makes her uncomfortable. It was just a lot in one day. Now she's not talking to me, except when she needs to
Oh also, I'm glad you mentioned the kids sharing a room starbuck27. I knew others were doing this but couldn't remember who! As soon as E wakes up more predictably and only 1-2x a night, I'm sending her in O's room.
But I'm now scared shitless of how disastrous it's going to be. I wasn't worried when pregnant and now that I have a non sleeping baby I have no idea how this will work?! I keep telling myself that people do this all the time. We are not the first. It's comforting to hear that K and J rarely wake each other up right now.
Post by goldenlove3 on Mar 15, 2017 20:34:32 GMT -5
I feel bad. C has woken up crying 3 times already since 7. We finally have him some gripe water, he let out some gas and went back to sleep. Hopefully he'll sleep better now. I think we need to back off on the oatmeal for a few days though. I think it might be upsetting his tummy.
+whatever to still losing all the hair. I have dual bald spots above my temples when I pull my hair back, like goldenlove3 mentioned. cheshie6 I'm so sorry you're still waiting for an appointment, and that your mom isn't more understanding.
I'm sorry I did kind of a PNR earlier. Today just seriously sucked.
At around 4 both kids were napping and I was so spent that I laid down and napped for like 45-50 minutes until D woke me up. I did that instead of my workout and I guess it was worth it even though I feel like a slob right now.
After naps we had about 45 glorious minutes where everyone was smiling and cute, before it all went to shit again. But D was so tired that I managed to get her down for the night by 8 (she usually won't do it til 9:30 or so) so FX she stays asleep and FX even more that this will become more of a norm. The late bedtime is killer. I am not cut out to handle momming from 5 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Nope.
Oh and MH texted to ask if it'd be okay for him to crash at his brother's place (about a mile from his office) rather than come home tonight. Like I'd even notice if he hadn't asked. Like it even makes any difference whatsoever in me having to handle every.single.thing child-related on my own, every day. This will not change when I go back to work btw. I'm starting to have major stress and anxiety over it.
Disregard my last post. It's 10:25 and both of my little hell spawns are awake. This day from hell will not end.
It's okay. After I posted D apparently settled herself while I was in DS's room telling him to STFU and handing him an extra binky and tucking him back in. I am MOTY and none of you will ever touch my crown.
Then Comes Family, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising
program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.