Hey - I haven't been able to get on in a while, and just got caught up from a week ago. The bleeding is a pain in the neck, huh. I had gushes when nursing, too, and I guess it's all going to have to come out sooner or later.
You have so much going on. I am sorry about the maternity leave. That stinks.
I bet Alexa looks cute with her hair cut. I wish my younger daughter would let me cut her some bangs again, but she's now 6 and I figure she can have a say in her hair preferences, well, it's not like she didn't have a say when she was Alexa's age. I know she lets you know when she doesn't want her bows in!
Reading your lodge and Brittney's lodge has been so much fun, and now your baby's are two weeks old, or going on three weeks, and I just can't believe it was not so long ago that we were reading all about your upcoming births, and then your birth stories, and wow, time flies.
I have learned a lot from reading about your NCB and the choices you made. It has been wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Well boo! I'm sorry about Glenn's job and that you have to go back so soon. UGH!
Sounds like Preston is really doing great though
Little man was up and super gassy for almost 3 hours last night . I was in tears bc I was so exhausted. I'm trying to figure out if he's just newborn gassy or if he doesn't like something I'm eating. I read an interesting article on kellymom about how BFing moms seem to attribute baby's gassiness to something they ate, whereas formula feeding moms attribute it to something else -- the environment, heat/cold, etc -- and not something the cow ate when producing milk . The article said that most babies are not impacted much by what mom eats. We'll see.
And Alexa has had 3 potty accidents today. The first was just in her diaper (she's in her diaper for nighttime still) and I think it was bc DH doesn't always take her to the potty first thing in the morning. Then on the way home from errands she had an accident in her car seat (I'm actually surprised this was the first time that has happened!) and she just peed while sitting on her pink chair. Sigh. She's very upset and sad about it and I'm trying to reassure her that it's ok to have accidents. She had quite a few when Preston first got home, but has been doing really well since. She just went on the potty so I tried to make a big deal about how great that was. Just trying to encourage her when she gets it right and not make a big deal when she doesn't.
I do have some pics of her haircut; I'll have to upload them on photobucket later.
(((HUGS))) It's so tuff when they aren't sleeping at night, but I promise that it will get easier with time!! Potty stuff can be hard when a new baby comes around, I think the change of routine thows them off and we forget to remind as often.
I just wanted to mention that in my prenatal class last night we focused on breastfeeding, and our nurse and midwife both said the same thing you read in that article--it is super rare for the baby to actually be having a reaction to something you ate. The only thing, and it too is rare, but the only thing they did mention is cow's milk occasionally can cause a reaction (but usually lactose intolerance would already run in the family). Otherwise, it's very unlikely that anything you ate is causing any crying or gassiness.
Good luck, though! I hope it settles down soon.
Yeah I have heard the same thing about gassiness in bf babies. This is why I never made diet changes. DS was a very gassy baby and for him his digestive system really just had to develope more. Gripe water did help. Also baby acidophilous helped, but he had some issues with yeast. Sorry about the long night.
Yea, I guess I'm wondering more if it's something I drank. Like my coffee. I didn't completely give it up during pregnancy & I've had some off and on since he's been here. Hard to give it up completely when I'm so beat LOL. I'm not going to have any for the next few days and see how it goes. He slept really well last night. DH went out & got some Mylicon too so who knows what actually helped.
It's funny that the idea that something you ate affects them is so pervasive, but likely false in most cases. I love kellymom -- it's my go-to site for everything BFing.
Oh, almost forgot. The three of us are getting out of the house for a bit today. We're going over to a friends for a playdate. Alexa will be so happy! It'll be the first time I get out of the house with the 2 of them so should be interesting. And fun.
I'm sure Alexa will love the playdate. Zoe gets crabby if she doesn't get to "play with kids" every single day.
Our family doctor told us that what mom eats rarely affects the baby's digestion. Coffee does, since caffeine gets into your milk supply. I cannot give it up either. I am drinking about 30 oz of coffee daily (and that is cutting down from my usual). I'm guessing I will be consuming the same amount while nursing too.
Hope it is was the mylicon and not the no coffee which helped. After having DS I definately needed that morning coffee, so I understand. I have had to give it up this pg since it makes me sick to my stomach, but I can do decaf.