Been MIA...and update

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Been MIA...and update

Wow, ladies, been almost 2 months since i've been here. been so crazy busy for me! I will try to keep this short.

Kendra is 7 months old today and doing amazing! She had her check up yesteday and is 15 and 1/2 lbs and 24 and 3/4 inches long. She had a 99.9 fever last night and it spiked up to 101.5 this morning. i know its from her shots, but how high should it be before i should get concerned. They told me last time but now i cant remember...She is crawling like a champ and standing up in her crib. Over the weekend she crawled to her carseat, pushed it over onto its side so that she could stand up next to it. i am in so much trouble LOL. She is doing well on solids. i make all her food myself but tried her on peaches for the first time, from a jar. she liked them, but i didnt like how thin the jar stuff is. the stuff i make is a bit thicker. Anywho, dr recommended starting her on about 4 oz of juice everyday, and said to go ahead and give her the puff snacks, broken up a bit to get her used to picking up her food. She babbles up a storm and loves to growl at us, knowing that we growl back and it turns into a game of sorts.

i quit pumping a while back, she only wants to nurse in the mornings and i got tired of giving up my few precious moments i had with her in the evening. it is working well, my supply is slowly dwindling, so i am not in pain or anything. im sad becaue i know our days of BFing is coming to an end Sad

The pediatrician recommeneded not giving her a bottle if she wakes up inthe middle of the night, to just change her and put her back down and see how it works out with her sleeping. We werent sold on the idea, but last night we tried it and sure enough, she went right back to sleep. i couldnt believe it, and she went to bed at 6:15pm last night so i was worried that she would be up ready to play at 3am. nope, she slept until we got her up 5am. YAY! now if only i could get some sleep.....

Well, when i have time i will read through all of your posts to catch up on how everyone is doing. I've missed you all!

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Sounds like Kendra is doing wonderfully. Crawling and standing! that's awesome. congrats on doing good Momma. and don't feel bad about the BFing dwindling you've done an awesome job!

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I've been MIA as well. Simply because it's too hard to get on the computer and log in. I wish they had an app! Lizzie is keeping me busy as well. Another reason I don't get on as much is because I feel like failed when I read who's crawling or doing this. Lizzie is rolling all over and has been standing since 4 months and just starting to crawl. She claps kinda. But really I feel like I'm not doing a good job because she isn't crawling nad because we couldn't breastfeed. But she's healthy and happy and that's all i could ever ask for.

Hope you all are well!

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you shouldn't feel bad at all. Every baby does their own thing. She's happy and healthy thats all that matters everything lse will come.
Eve is way behind if i compard her to her brothers but i'm not going to...she's her own person. Smile

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Smile SHe's a cutie pie! Shots suck dont they?

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Kerri, Lizzie is perfectly normal. all babies progress at their own pace. Kendra only recently starting rolling from her back to her stomach, and now wont sit still for me to change her diaper. alot of babies on here did it sooner than her at her age. I started to worry because whie she "talks" and babbles alot, she isnt making any sounds, KWIM? Last night for the first time she said "BA". it was the first letter sound she has made. i was proud, but worried cause others have done that alot sooner. i push it away though!

An you are a wonderful momma. Im SO jealous because you get to stay home with Lizzie and be the mom you want to be. You may not have breastfed, but you tried you hardest and it isnt your fault. I feel like a failure every time i drop her off at my SIL's house to go to work. i know how i want her to be raised and i hate it that i cant do it and have to rely on someone else who doesnt even come close to giving her what i want. I hate going to work. i am having so many problems with the person who watches kendra, im ready to snap off. But i could go on for an hour about THAT topic...