Aimee, how did you hurt your foot? I do hear that difficult babies become easy toddlers sometimes, but my friend's difficult baby turned into a "spirited" toddler. Hope your health stuff checks out ok.
Jessica, hello and welcome back! Did you get ahold of a computer? Sorry about the ringworm, that sucks. Ringworm always sounds grosser than it really is, right? A new engine is crazy talk, I'd look for a new car. The past 2 cars I owned had engine problems and it was cheaper to just get a new "used" car. And sucks about the speeding ticket. Me and DH have been getting tickets left and right. I got a ticket for passing a school bus on a huge 4 laned-2 way street when I was driving the opposite direction. I had no idea that was even illegal. I didn't even see it. They have cameras on buses now and it caught me and you can see that I'm literally hundreds of feet away from this bus. It's silly. Shouldn't I be paying attention to the car in front of me? There was a car in front of me, hope it got the same ticket.
Nidia, 4 months! It's crazy. Our lil guys are only days apart. Henry had his 4 month appointment today, when is Lucas's?
Joan, I don't know how you do it. I also co-sleep when it becomes every hour, but honestly I can't sleep thru it. I need a blanket all the way up to my neck when I sleep and when he is in my bed, I get rid of the blanket and I'm so uncomfortable. Plus I have to hold my boob up for him to eat, my boob is too floppy or something and he can't latch unless I'm holding it. haha. Sorry about your DS. I'm sure lots of parents hear this. Did they recommend anything else besides seeing a pediatrician?
AFM- that night that I posted about sleep was the worst night of sleep EVER. Well since he was a newborn. He got up at 3am and thought it was playtime. So as of last night we are putting him in his crib. I was terrified and literally fell asleep looking at the monitor. But I think we both slept better. He slept until 3am and I didn't hear all his little grunting. We were thinking maybe our squeaky bed was waking him up when we would change positions while sleeping. So last night he slept in his crib til 3 and then I brought him to our bed.
So I bought a woven wrap! I love it, except it makes Henry spit up a lot...so I feel like I have to wait to get past the spitty stage to use it.
We are meeting up with some friends from Los Angeles this weekend (their family is in Texas), another preggo! We are going to her shower and she is a photographer, so she wants to take some family photos of us!
Elizabeth- I took a spin and muscle class that you get off the bike and do weights etc and pulsing lunges I think is how. It is better now and I took spin last night.
I am so brain dead I just had stuff to comment to everyone and can't remember lol. Rylee is only waking at 1 but it is just disrupting enough with back to school that my mind is moosh!
Maybe tomorrow I will remember what I was gonna say
Elizabeth!! What woven wrap did you get? I'm soooo jealous. I want one so bad but just can't spend the money right now, so I'm using a DIY piece of demin cloth to wrap her. Though I do have a mei tai and a ring sling, so it's not like I'm exactly in need, lol.
Oh gosh, I've got you beat Joan. I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I have a moby, a mei tai, an ergo and now a Girasol Wrap. The color/pattern is Tahoe. I love it! So far the front wrap cross carry is the easiest. I did get him on my back one day, but it was hard. I use my ergo a lot because its quick. It's what I carry him in when we go to/from daycare, since I have to cross a sea of parking garage and I have my bag. I don't know how people with strollers at daycare manage. There is like a triple door vestibule for security reasons to get past, seems like doing all that with a stroller would take forever.
Cute wrap! I'm not liking my ring sling as much right now. If I put him toward me, he tends to want to turn and look around a lot but if I put him facing out, I can't get his feet right. Maybe I should try to put his feet out of the wrap or wrapped around me now like Henry is?
School started for us a few weeks ago and DS loves it and is doing very well. We keep getting excellent reports from his teacher. I think it helps me be in a better routine because I have to go pick him up every day so it gets me going.
J has been fussy lately and of course I'm questioning my milk supply. One day he wouldn't sleep so I thought he was hungry but he just kept getting distracted and I squirted him in the face with milk making sure I had milk in there! But he's growing, ever so slowly, but growing nontheless so that's good.
We did finally nail down a good once-a-night feeding schedule. He usually wakes at 3-4 to eat and then is back down until 6:30 or 7 which is perfect on week days but today I brought him to bed and he slept until 8am. He is now out of the rock n play and in his crib with no problems whatsoever. Still swaddling him though and have no plans to change that yet.
That wrap is beautiful, Elizabeth! I actually do have a Moby, Baby K'tan, two ring slings, the denim wrap, and a tablecloth that I'm going to cut into a size 3 wrap on the way, lol. I also have my old Baby Bjorn from my first kid before I knew about more ergonomical ways to wear. The demin wrap, one ring sling, and mei tai are just the only ones that get used, lol. The rest I'm trying to sell. I never would have bought a Moby if I'd known about woven wraps. Once I sell the the ones I'm not using, I will probably buy one good size 5 wrap, then I think I'll be done. I tried an Ergo from a lady in my baby wearing group. It was soooo soft and comfy, but I hate the shoulder straps. They're oh so comfy for back carries, but that style of strap digs into my arm pit for front carries. I also couldn't seem to get them tight enough. I've heard this complain a lot from mama's with small frames.
I loooove my ring sling. It does wear on my shoulder for long carries, but it's so easy for nursing, then tightening her up for a carry if she falls asleep. I love having the tail to use as a nursing cover, drool rag, sun cover, etc...
As for the co-sleeping, I have a love/hate relationship with it, lol. I've gotten used to it though and am finding I have a hard time sleeping without being able to feel her next to me. She's been sleeping better these last few nights too, giving me a good stretch until 2 or so in the morning! It's great since getting her down in the beginning of the night is rough.
Vicki, I hate that you have to keep questioning your milk supply. I wish you didn't have to deal with that. I'd be stressing too if I didn't pump for a year with my first and knew I was capable of producing. We still struggle with getting her full at bedtime. It takes me an hour most night to get her to fully fall asleep because, I think, she just doesn't get her tank full. It's frustrating.
Yeah it takes Judah 45 min - an hour to eat before bed. DH doesn't understand why it takes so long and wishes he would go down earlier but last night he went down before 8 and woke up multiples times last night so that doesn't work.
Yesterday my kids decided to take all the bottles of soap and shampoo in the bathtub and pour it all over the floor in their room. I was napping and DH was out here on the computer and they were supposed to be having quiet time. Things like this usually happen on his watch because he's not as familiar with their limits. I never let them stay in their room together with the door closed for a long amount of time. Anyway, it was really really bad and it prevented us from going to NC and cooking out yesterday. We just cooked out at home instead. Those of you with one child, be happy that they are cute and little and can't get into anything yet!!!
Then I was washing out some of the soapy toys and stubbed my little toe on the stool in the bathroom and it's now very black and blue and hurts. And of course J woke up about 5 times last night and I had to get up EVERY time. I swear, if my foot fell off, DH would still make me get up. All I got from him last night was "He can't keep waking up like this." Yeah, that's helpful. I mean, I get that he has to go to work and stuff but getting up ONCE to stick the binky in his mouth won't kill him!! Surprisingly I'm not feeling tired today; I think because I took a nap yesterday.
ETA: Oh, and our dryer isn't heating anymore and we're not handy at all. Great.
Vicki, it sounds like you had a really stressful weekend. Yeah, two little ones being quiet for too long is NO GOOD!! Even at the age of 5, when DS is quiet and off on his own for too long, I poke my head in to make sure he's not doing anything dangerous or destructive. As for the frequent wakings, it's pretty normal for this age and I'm sure you know that, but it sounds like hubby really isn't understanding which stinks. Seems like he insinsts on the kid being in his own room, but isn't willing to help with night wakings ... you're going to get burnt out like that! Emma wakes alot and my hubby isn't helpful either (he's just not useful that time of night), but she's with me, so it's easy on me. I'm sorry that your setup is making it difficult. Maybe your DS needs a reminder that babies aren't computers with programmable software!
Yeah, he's much more of a schedule/CIO type and even though I like schedules and don't mind doing controlled crying in certain circumstances, I'm not quite as much like him. i think it's the mommy instinct that he just doesn't have! So since we disagree and if it were up to him, the baby would just cry until DH thought he needed to eat, it's up to me to take care of him since I'm the one that doesn't want to let him cry. And I can't win that battle, he's convinced. Oh well, I'm just happy J doesn't usually wake up that much.