Tasha - She's adjusting pretty well. I try to just play with her as much as I can and be really patient. I don't want DD to think that baby brother = stressed out mommy no matter how tired I am. I've been able to get her to take good naps lately too which has been a huge help. I can't believe Carter is a month old already!! Where has the time gone?
Holly - I agree it's baby explosion around here! :D How are you feeling today? Your c/s is so close!! The party was a lot of fun and even DH said he enjoyed it (as I knew he would). I too like celebrating with smaller intimate gatherings then going crazy.
Amanda - I'm so glad DD is doing better now! What methods are you/have you tried for getting this LO to make their appearance? How far along were you when you had DD?
Poor DS was really fussy last night. I tried giving him a paci for the first time and at first he seemed into it and passed out but after that he either just sucked for a minute or two or just spit it out like "WTH is this?" I just feel bad for him when he gets so unsettled, wants to suck but isn't hungry. May try another paci brand. Trying avoiding dairy today to see if that helps because DD has a lactose intolerance. While hers didn't truly crop up until 3/4 months, I can't help but wonder if that's part of what's bothering him though he doesn't get upset when nursing after I've had dairy and doesn't usually get upset when gassy so we'll see.
Mia what brand paci are you using ? Carter hates the soothies but loves the NUK paci so maybe switching the brands are better
Mia, I'm feeling alright. I get super sore when I walk for more than a few minutes, but I think that's because her head is down low. When I had my appointment last week and he checked me, he said he could feel her head. The heartburn has also picked up, but I know that's temporary thing that will go away once I deliver. I'm hanging in there...and it helps to know that there is an end in sight. I've got a lot of things to keep me busy over the next 13 days at work (lots of meetings, getting lessons ready for the sub, nd getting copies/worksheets put together), so hopefully time will fly by!
As miserable as I am at times, and have been this entire pregnancy, there is a part of me that is sad it's almost over. This is the absolute last time I will ever experience this and there are things I will definately miss....
Mia- I was 39 weeks and 3 days when I had DD...so here's hoping for the same this time!
Holly- I totally understand that feeling of trying savor the last few weeks of pregnancy. This will be my last as well, and as uncomfortable as I am, I'm TRYING to enjoy it.
AFM- I had an appt. today and my OB checked me (finally!).. I am 3cm with a bulging bag of water. She did the membrane sweep, although she said she was hesitant to do it because she thought it might break my water right then and there! But it didn't. I had it done about 2 hours ago and I am starting to having some cramping. Here's hoping!!!
Anyone of you BTDT moms have serious mommy guilt over having another child? The last few days I have been snuggling and spending as much time as I can with DD.. but I can't help but feel guilty, like I'm some how cheating her out of all my love and attention once the baby comes. And I'm pretty sure she is feeling or knows what is about to happen because she has been super clingy and whiney the last few weeks.
Tasha - We have a couple NUK ones. He liked it at first but looks at me like WTH is this mom most of the time. I am going to get some MAM ones too as I've heard a lot of babies like those and try again. I don't want to force a paci on him but there are times it would defiantly be useful.
Amanda - I definatly had some mommy guilt about baby #2 and how I would divide my attention for each kid. It is a big adjustment, but I have found that it hasn't been too hard to give DD lots of one on one time with the baby sleeping so often or being happy to be in the bouncer for a few minutes. I'm sure your DD will LOVE being a big sister. I know having both has really made me appreciate where they both are in life as they're so different, it's a lot of fun.
Holly - That must be so bitter sweet. I think everyone has hard time enjoying the end of pregnancy when you're completely uncomfortable and just want some relief. As hard as it will be to let go of this chapter in your life, I'm sure there are plenty of awesome things about going forward as a family that will make up for not going through pregnancy anymore.
AFM - Today I am taking both the kids out by myself. Not something I wanted to do but I don't have much of a choice as DS has a repeat hearing screening (we think there was just fluid in his ears when they first did it) at the hospital and my usual babysitters for DD aren't available. The worst part will be getting from the parking lot up to l&d but DD is usually pretty good about compromising (letting her walk so long as she holds my hand etc). I'm hoping it will be a quick visit. I'm anxious for the weekend to get here. Things have gone well for us this first full week back to normal, but I'm totally exhausted and ready for a mellow weekend.
My husband found our "moby" wraps from our first son. Basically some jersey knit fabric. We had enough for two, so we are both wearing our babies. Honestly they probably need to be a little bigger before we are doing this. But it was fun to relearn how to do it together. Pictures to come later.
Mia- hope your outting went ok. We are not so brave yet. I bet you are exhausted, taking care of your little girl and a newborn.
Holly - It is time to start planning the fun days ahead. There is so much you cannot do with a little one that you can do with older kids. Plus, babies cost money and it will be nice not to have that drain on your finances. Maybe hubby and you can start planning a real vacation without the kids which will be easier as they get older.
Amanda - We are going to make sure and give DS some special 1:1 time from each of us each day. It is a huge adjustment for him because he has been the center of our lives since he entered it. Spent years trying to have him and so when we did, well you can imagine. He has never had to share us. For starters when MIL comes over tonight for an hour or two to "watch the kids" we are going to take him with us. We are just going to run errands, but I know he will enjoy just doing the simple things we used to. And I am finally feeling well enough to color with him, etc. I can't wait until I am well enough to go ice skating with him. Daddy has been doing that and that is something mommy does better. I am sure you have your own rituals which will make a big difference in her life with the changes coming ahead.
Hello everyone! I don't have a lot of time to be on here right now, but wanted to stop in and let you all know that I'm thinking of you and hoping everything is going well for you all! We are doing okay here. We are all trying to adjust to all of the changes that have come to our family in the past 3 weeks...just taking 1 day at a time. I am not completely sure who all has had babies, but it looks like everyone is at least close! Good luck to those who haven't yet had baby and I hope all you others are doing well!
Mia--I hope your outing went well today...we've had a few kids that have had to do the repeat hearing screening...it can be stressful, but more often than not, it is just a matter of the fluid draining out of their ears.
I will check back when I can!
Tiffany--tfs! They are handsome little guys!
Omggggg Tiffanyyy!!!! They are adorable!!