Anthony is being naughty. He doesn't want to come off of me. He BF for over 45 minutes and gets upset when I take him off. Is lke if I'm his human pacifier, he usually would take his soothie but not anymore. If I lay him to sleep he starts crying, the only way he wants to sleep now is on my chest. He is wearing me down, I'm so sleepy. DH tried to take care of him so I could sleep and the water works started. At the end I had to grab him again to console him.
Sorry you're having a rough time. He may be feeding more due to a growth spurt,or he could just like the comfort of being near his mommy. Sorry he's not taking his pacifier anymore--DD did the same thing at about that age and has never gone back to it (I stopped offering after a while)--she still likes to nurse until she falls asleep for her nap, but now she doesn't need to be nursing to fall asleep. Have you tried BFing lying down? It may help you get more rest. If you end up falling asleep with him next to you, your DH can try moving him to his bed, though I found that co-sleeping was the only way I could get enough sleep, so you might consider trying that.
Yes, I have tried nursing him lying down and have even fallen asleep for a few minutes...to wake up and see him still nursing. We do co-sleep for a few hours during the weekends because DH is hardly home then (due to his two jobs) and it is the only time he gets to see the baby. He is still a bit fuzzy and cries unless I hold him. I do think it is just him wanting to be near me for comfort.
I just noticed that he doesn't want his pacifiers (which I like because it is the NUK shaped almost like a nipple), but he will take his soothie pacifiers from the hospital when he wants to. He is so demanding when he is hungry or needs a diaper change, we call him Little Monster or Mister; you always see him with his lips pucker up almost as if he was mad
(((((HUGS))))) Ethan was a very demanding and high needs baby so I totally sympathize! There are some great ideas in The Fussy Baby Book by William and Martha Sears if you can get ahold of a copy. Hang in there!
Oh, hon! I know what you're going through! With Netanel I was a human pacifier - he would take no substitute, and he needed to be nursed literally every hour round the clock. At some point, he was willing to take a bottle of BM, but it was rare mostly b/c there was no time for me to pump!
I did sleep with him nursing, and that was the only way I got any sleep. I'd latch him on one side, go to sleep, he'd start to fuss when he was ready to switch sides, so I'd wake up for a minute, roll us over and latch him on the other side. I got pretty good at it, and what was better was that he got good at latching on himself after a while!
But that's something you have to decide is right for you. I hope he calms down for you, and lets DH hold him so you can rest! ((HUGS))!!
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I can't believe that my LO is 3 wks 2 days old. Time seems to be passing by so fast. I keep on telling him he needs to stop growing. I'm taking tons of pictures to at least have that once he grows up.
I have been speaking to DH about having more babies, in the future of course. He used to almost beg me to say that I would have more, but now after seeing how much work babies take, he is having second thoughts. For me having little Anthony makes me want more Maybe because I am with him 24/7 and get to enjoy his many sides and more. He didn't say no, but said that if we get to 3 children he is having a "V"... oh yes he said it. I mean getting to 3 is my limit too, but I can't believe he would go to that extreme, what if we then want more later on. Oh well, this was my little vent moment.
Glad you're taking lots of pictures and enjoying your time with your little guy! Most guys will threaten a vasectomy, but it's pretty rare they'd actually do it on a whim.
Oh, and going back to when you mentioned the "c-tuck", it's actually not that far-fetched, as I've heard of them being done in Hollywood
We had Anthony's repeat hearing screening yesterday. He passed with flying colors. It is a relieve to know he is ok. I wasn't exteremelly worried, but I did keep it in the back of my mind until yesterday.
Having a child is so full of worries! At first it was his high weight, c-sec, skipped heart beats, cord wrapped around his neck, his ear, him pushing too much, and now his poop. Oh yes, the obsession of many parents, what their LO trow out. His poop has had mucus for the past 3 days. I searched it online and saw that it can be dairy allergy or a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. I called the doctor and she said it was ok unless I see blood.....I don't know what to believe or do.
Yes kids are a lot of worries I've experienced the mucus in the poop and it seems to me like it came and went. I would try not to worry if I were you! Are you getting any rest these days?