HA ha! I totally didn't notice we went over!
How about the "Christa's popping out another one!!" Chat Thread 27?
Or the "Where will Christa's water break this time?" Chat Thread 27?
My son stayed up reading books in his room till 10:15 last night. It's 9pm and he's reading books again tonight! Guess I should be happy that he's reading and not screaming. lol. but boy is it a mess in the morning.
Erin, those are lots better. I am changing the name of this thread. This is why I have never named a thread before...........
lol. Nice change.
My husband just had a 14 hour day and has to be back there in 9 hours. Where he'll have a guaranteed 12.5 hour day. And they wonder why their class is struggling. :roll: Wish we could get away for the weekend, but he has to go in on Saturday as of right now. And he always goes in on Sunday for studying. Have I mentioned that I'm over training?!
Jackie, I don't know how you do it. I would seriously lose my mind.
BTW, I think you need this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/105757421/baby-wearing-momma-sling-baby-carrier
wait...what WAS it?
What? That's AWESOME! I mean, I get that it's annoying that he's up and not sleeping, but I'd have a hard time having a hard time with that if you know what I mean Addy will never read books by herself for more than about ten minutes.
Same here! You are a strong woman, over it or not! I remember days like that when DH was in grad school and working full time as a teacher at the same time, just chanting to myself "This is not forever. This is not how it will be forever." to make it through one more day without running away screaming.
That necklace is cute, but it took me a minute to see it!
wait...what WAS it?
Don't worry, you didn't miss anything clever. I called it "No one else wants to name the new chat thread." But I felt bad that Anna and Erin are always naming them, so I tried to do something different. But now I realize, there is a reason someone other than myself comes up with the name.
This made me lol a little: http://pinterest.com/pin/11822017742695213/
Erin and Jackie are better at naming them than I am for sure.
Jackie, I find it's amazing how much we can deal with when left with no other choice. I never would have thought I could survive being alone with two small kids day and night all week long. I told DH this past weekend though that I'm over it and done with this stupid schedule. I get so insanely tired. Everything in me is exhausted right now. When it's sink or swim, we swim!! You are such a pro at this crap and even though you are totally over it you are holding up amazingly well.
Ladies, get your World Breastfeeding week blinkies ready!! Let's show some boob love!
This also made me laugh, but I also might just be really tired. http://pinterest.com/pin/191473421628178987/
Anna, I absolutely adore your BFing siggie! Cutest pic ever.
Lainey is only nursing 0-2 times per day now. We're really winding down at this point.
Oh no breastfeeding pic this year, it's too hard to do on the tablet.
I'll try to get a photo if the kid latches on tomorrow at the Big Latch On. He hasn't nursed in two weeks (which my boobs have appreciated!).
World Breastfeeding Week just makes me realize that we're coming up on our first year anniversary of NOT bf'ing...I remember wanting to go to the Latch On last year and wondering if I could even get her to do it since we were just down to about once per day (4am wakeup) at that point. It was only a few days later that she called it entirely. Bittersweet! Feels like a lifetime ago and yesterday all at once.
So, today is Adair's first official day in her "big girl class", which she is ridiculously excited about. It was a cute morning. I can't wait to see how she does with the PT at school, now that we've gotten it down so well at home. So far home has been a near complete success, but out and about has been a total fail, so this should be interesting. Hopefully it will help her expand her horizons!
That is great lol!!!
I bet they are loving that! Good luck on getting him to latch.
Girl #1 has already cut her nails twice today. And she always does it first thing in the am. Geez.
Did I share Madison's poop in potty news?
Hey! Go Madison!
...seriously, what is wrong with your coworker? Who needs to clip their nails that much!?
I'm not too confident in getting Aiden to latch, but they need an "official" counter that's not BFing so I might do that for them. So still useful!
Hope it goes well Leigh!!!!
And Anna is the best! Look what she made for me. :mrgreen:https://www.etsy.com/transaction/89337364
Okay so this morning was interesting. My child refused to sleep till my husband got home last night....which was 10pm. Guess who was up at 6am? So not enough sleep since he didn't take a nap yesterday! I lost count of the number of meltdowns this morning. At 10am we had a Le Leache League meeting. I needed the break away from home and hoped (silly me) that he'd be better behaved since we'll be out of the house. Usually this works. But not today. I apparently brought a bully. My child tried to beat up preschoolers. Seriously. I told them at the beginning of the meeting our non-sleeping situation and that the morning has been rough, so I wasn't sure how he'd do. I apologized more than ever to this one mom who was had her 11 month old and 3 year being hit on by Aiden. Thankfully no one new showed up this meeting, so they all know by now that Aiden is usually not this way. *sigh* It was bad. So bad. He's down for a nap (5 minute car ride knocked him out!), so let's hope he sleeps for about 3 hours. He needs it.
Oh my gosh, those are too adorable!!!!!!!!
Ugh, Jackie, I'm sorry. I hate that feeling...poor kiddo and poor MOM. I hope he does sleep for a long time, both to give you a good break and to recharge! It's so hard when you know ALL they need is sleep, and it's the one thing you can't make them do. Don't you wish babies and toddlers just had an "off" switch sometimes?!
Stupid child woke up after 40 minutes. Just 40 minutes. :banghead: I'm yawning soooo much myself, how he is awake and running around?! I'm tired just watching him. He is being less ugly at least, so despite being a short nap it did help his mood.
Argh! Aiden! At least he's in a better mood, but still...geez. Is it totally silly to hope this means he will sleep early and well tonight???
My hope is that as soon as DH gets home at 7:30, we can get Aiden off to sleep!
My fingers are seriously crossed for you.
And Anna is the best! Look what she made for me. :mrgreen:https://www.etsy.com/transaction/89337364
Adorable! Anna, you are so talented! What type of machine do you have?
Three hours , three hours. Thats hiw long it took me nursing and fighting Ronin to go to sleep last night. I'm pretty sure he didn't even stay asleep that long before he woke uo screaming. I am starting to reach my limit and starting to doubt my abilities and wondering what I should do. I have considered calling child health to make an appointment but i know they will just tell me put him in his room, close the door and leave him scream until he passes out from tiredness. I have no idea if there is a sleeo school anywhere nearby, or if it is through public health system or how much they cost. I know there is one in Brisbane burt then we have to fly down there and that gets expensive plus me getting the time off work is probably impossible, it would have to be done in the next couple of weeks because i have too much on at work and another management person is on leave for four or five weeks after the end of this month
Oh my goodness, Wendy. I'd be at my wits' end too I don't know all the details of what he's doing but is it possible there's something going on, like a silent ear infection that hurts more when he lies down or something? Would be nice if there was an easy answer like that, anyway...
If it's a silent ear infection it's been going on since birth and he has had his ears chexked a few times when sick in that time. He just fights sleep or he will nurse and get himself nice and drowsy and almost asleep but if i try and pop him of he fights it and pushes my hand away then will nurse more until has his fill and has relaxed enough to recharge his batteries and is off again for hours
Ugh. That does sound like it's a sleep issue and not a physical issue. I'm so sorry. I think I would have lost it a long time ago...you're doing amazingly well if you've been putting up with that for nearly two years!
Not had much choice i have tried nearly everything, bar leaving him in his room with the door closed and walking away. Thats all the advice i get from medical people as well. He isn't due to see child health until between 2.5 and 3.5 though they recommended coming in on the earlier side of that range as they do alot of checks in development in that appointment including speech and like to get supports in as early as possible if there is an issue. I did a quick google search of sleep schools and they are all in the south east corner or bigger towns and don't travel.
It's nearly eight am and he is still asleep, lucky him
Very cute Anna!
Wendy - have you considered a sleep apnea issue? What happens if you don't try to nurse him to sleep - is that worse?
That's a good question, Mel. Or, if it's really not anything physical, maybe letting him cry but with you IN the room? I wouldn't let an infant cry at ALL without trying to intervene, but at this age, if you're right there, he can understand that he's not abandoned, you mean it when you say bedtime, and you're just not giving in. I am very anti-CIO, but I think dealing with infants and dealing with toddlers are two separate adventures...sorry, wasn't really ready to post this but: TODDLER HIT THE POST BUTTON.
sorry wendy, that sucks :bighug:
Oh Wendy- sorry! I dont have too much advice, but I hope it gets better soon! Even if it takes time.
Anna- those are awesome!!!!
Jackie- at least Aiden is super cute!
I'm sorry Wendy, that sounds awful. My main advice is to enlist DH's help, but I know you say he won't do it. I don't know how he feels good about listening to you struggle alone and won't offer to help.
The only other thing I'd suggest is weaning him from nursing to sleep, but that is definitely something that is going to make things worse before they get better, and I don't know if you're at a point where you can handle worse, especially since you have to go it alone. Lainey still nurses to sleep, but I weaned her off nursing at night a few months ago and her sleep has improved drastically. I still bring her in to bed for snuggles when she wakes, but I told her no milky until the sun is out, and it took a little time but she listened. Sometimes I have to pat her back a little but she settles back to sleep pretty quickly - a major improvement over what we had been doing.
I think this is very good advice, and pretty much what I mean too (being WITH him and giving him love, just sticking with him needing to lie down and going to sleep). Although most changes do involve getting worse before they get better so I also agree that if you're already at the breaking point, enlisting help before trying anything is probably the best thing you could do.
Ugh, Addy had a total freakout meltdown tonight because I shut her out of the kitchen with the baby gate (with DH right there trying to distract/entertain her) while I was trying to stir fry. Fun. However we got over it and she ate an adult sized portion of the meal, so yay! She's very suspicious of new food lately, so I just told her israeli cous cous is noodle balls
Hubby isn't at home at bedtime most of the time so he doesn't hear anything that goes on. The rest of the time he is too self absorb in his comouter he doesn't notice.
Weaning from nursing to sleep would probably be worse, he wouldn't sleep then i don't think. Also until i get some holidays being uo all night trying to work on night weaning is not going to be feasiable, i need to be awake for work unfortunatly.
Omg my neighbours behind me decided to use the side access of my house to get their new boat into their shed. I have to check with hubby and our downstairs boarder if they asked either of them if they could access our property, but if they didn't i will be doing something to stop it happening , guess i might need to suck it uo and fork out money for a lockable fence there
I feel like I'm no help with sleep these days because I can't get my own child to sleep for me ever. Apparently the whole "send daddy" method we started last fall worked too well.
One of the ladies on the November board had her baby already! No idea how he's doing, she just posted that he was born.
Yikes - August 2nd is way too early for a November baby! I hope they are doing well!
Oh my goodness, Jackie! That's scary early. How many weeks is that, even?! I have a nephew who was born at 26 weeks, and he is now seven years old but he's pretty severely disabled with a host of issues. His brother was born at 33 weeks, and he's now twelve and totally normal. I guess you never know, but I think the earlier the worse the outcomes...babies that small are just so fragile. My heart goes out to her and her family...I hope things turn out okay for them!
Jackie, that's really scary that someone already had a November baby!! I hope he's doing okay.
Wendy, I hope they asked someone for permission, that's really not okay for them to just do that and not even ask. Some people.
Leigh, Lyla had complete meltdowns anytime she is shut out of anywhere. If she is denied access, you'd think the whole world is ending. Toddlers, sheesh. I'm glad she ate though. I wish I could get Lyla to eat, but at least she eats brussel sprouts. Guess what the go-to veggie has become around here. . .
I took both kids and both dogs for a walk today. It went okay. Sissy needs some more leash training as she is constantly tugging and it wears me out, but overall it went much better than I thought it would.
Jackie, your package is on it's way. Let me know when you get it.
26 weeks, 3 days at 2 lbs, 12oz and 15" long.
Woo hoo Anna! I'm excited. And I still find it so odd and funny that Lyla eats brussels sprouts.
Today so far Aiden has climbed everything he possibly can downstairs, colored himself with markers (cause paper got to be too boring lol), dumped out 300 chunky buttons...twice, and was super cute playing with salt dough I had made. We've had way worse mornings at least.
Oh my gosh...really hope that baby pulls through okay!
It's awesome that Lyla will eat brussles sprouts! That's an advanced flavor and texture for a tiny girl! The only vegetable Addy will reliably eat is peas, which is at least easy, but I love me some brussels sprouts...I wish she'd eat them! She will eat nearly anything as long as she is stealing it from me while I'm trying to chop or cook. :roll:
Salt dough is a great idea, Jackie!
When I worked childcare we made all of our own doughs for the kids to play with. My favorite book was MudWorks, so I bought a copy of that recently and we're going to slowly make their recipes as we go along. I haven't ever been disappointed with one of them perviously, so I figured I'd stick with that rather than internet recipes since a used copy was so cheap.
I feel that Aiden would do a lot more creative things at daycare, but then I'd miss out on his fun. So we do creative stuff a lot less than he would at daycare, but at least I get to enjoy the fun too. Art related play was always my favorite in working childcare.