Spring 2009 newborns from POT

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  1. Hi Everyone,

    Brit I can't answer your question because dd is all over the place with waking and feeding times. I've heard, though, that 12 weeks is when many only wake once per night.

    I'm super excited/proud that dd gained 4 lbs and grew 3 inches in the last 6 weeks, she's 10.5 lbs and 22 inches at 2 months (one month adjusted). I guess my supply is fine THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT breastfeeding her has been wonderful. I feel badly that it wasn't so easy when ds was a baby but happy it's going so well with dd.

    Anyone else doing weight watchers? I seem to remember several of you mentioning it. I've been at it for two weeks now. I need to start a workout routine, like Anje and Brit.

    Good to hear so many of you are getting good sleep. I'm getting enough but more would be even better

    Take care everyone,
    Kris

  2. Britt, W slept from 9-3, then would wake again around 5/6. He dropped the 3am feeding at about 10 and a half weeks, sleeping 9-5 for a week, then streched out after 11 weeks to 8-6.

  3. Kris and WG~

    Thanks so much for the feedback. I just need the reassurance to keep myself going! I wonder why it is that they go such a short span in the early morning?

    Kris~ I have never done WW but have milled it around in my head. I am back to the gym and *trying* to do 45-60 min of hard cardio one day, then strength training + short cardio the next day . Right now I am not able to get in consistently, but trying for about 4 days a week at least (when DH is home to relieve me). I have never done any diet plans, although I am a (mostly) vegetarian and fairly healthy....although I just followed a tuna fihs sandwich with 5 M & M's...and will be going back for more! Peanut M & M's nonetheless! It's tough though....I am motivated because I saw the difference it made after my last pregnancy and want to get back into pants again...but I'm tired, and drink too much coffee probably!

    Britt

  4. Ok, so after yesterdays question, B slept from 7:30-3 and then till 6:30! I'm sure this will not stay consistent, but I am now confident that he does not need to eat after his 6:30 feeding (he just wants comfort) so I am trying alternatives to just feeding him.

  5. We had a great night of sleep here too, 9-3 then 3-7. Dd just turned 9 weeks. Hope the trend continues!

    Kris

  6. Hey,

    Last night we did 730pm-1230am, then he slept until 7am!

    kpe_grevena

  7. That's great that you've all seemed to hit a turning point with the sleep! Yay!

    Britt, I love looking at your photos of B. He's got sooo much hair and I love how it stands straight up. He's adorable!

    T lost the peach fuzz that was on her head when she was born and is finally starting to re-grow a bit on the top, but you have to look really hard to realize she has any hair at all (being white-blonde doesn't help).

    How are the other babes for styles?

  8. hi, ladies- sorry haven't posted in a while- am overwhelmed- seems like i can spend a whole day just trying to get an hour's worth of work in- its really frustrating.

    anyway, long as we're swapping sleep stories- Nate has gone down for the night at about 6 past 4 nights -whoo hoo!! and last two nights dh has given him a bottle of ebm at 1130 or so and he's slept 6 pm to 1130 pm to 430 am monday night and 6 to 1130 to 6 am last night. really hope this continues- even though it means i have to get back to pumping. 'course Ben was up at 550 this morning and i felt obligated to get up w/ him- so i'm still tired. we got him one of those day/night clocks; we'll see if he gets it and then whether it works.

    Nate is still unable to stay up more than an hour at a time. anybody else?

    Kris, i'm doing WW- been on it for 6 weeks and have lost 10 lbs. past two weeks weren't great- gained 1/2 a pound the first (dh's relatives in town, drinking, eating...) and then lost it this past week (more of dh's relatives in town!). but before that i was doing well and i fully intend to get back on the wagon this week. if Nate continues to go down early like this, i think i'll start doing laps at the swim club, see if i can earn my 20 miles shirt before the club closes. 50 is out of the question this year

    i sucked it up and bought Nate a crib- and Ben a crib tent. guess we're staying babies for a while longer....

    hope everybody has a good evening. China, really hope you enjoy that time off. if you see harry potter, tell me how it was!

    pilma

  9. Walter gets very fussy if he goes longer than 1 hour to 1.5 hours max. Becomes a problem at night. He typically wakes from his last daycare nap at 4 or so and DH picks him up at 5:30, so sometime he gets a 15-20 minute nap in there, but then DH drives him home and waits for me to get home (7pm) to put him down so I get to see him in the evening. By the time we've thrown a bath in it's 7:30 and he's been up over three hours with a little cat nap in there. Bedtime has not been fun lately. He starts screaming as soon as I take him out of the bath because he knows what comes next.

    We're playing the bedtime game right now. He goes down crying, we give him five minutes. This week, he's still been crying at the end of 5 minutes and we've had to comfort him, then start over several times. We're on our third try right now. This post has taken a while and a few interruptions to write.

    Styles: here are some photos.
    tinyurl.com/nzmrwv

    Anyhow, have to go and do dishes and try to get dusting done or the bathroom cleaned tonight. We have company this weekend and maybe tomorrow I'll find time to complain about how my DH is driving me crazy (and not in a good way).

  10. Hi gals~

    We have the same problem with staying awake. It takes a lot of work to keep B up more than 45-1.5 hours, definitly rarely makes it 2 hours. The evenings is definitly the hardest especially when I am at it alone...I try and start dinner (or some semblance of..) around 4 and have everything ready so that I can feed him ay 5 and have food on by 5:30...but then I still have bathes, books and bed. My kids are also coming down from 2 weeks with Grandma and they are none too cooperative

    pilma, we still have the twins in big kid beds, they do so well in them. I am considering changing around Christmas, but am not committed to it.

    Kasamanli, thanks for the comments on B! I would love to see some updated photos of your little one, perhaps you could re-PM me your blog if they are on there? Oh wait....didn't we have you on ignore ehem?

    Weight loss.....I finally seemed to get over the hump a little and lost another 5 pounds, so I have about 7-8 to go (would love 10)....I attribute a lot of this though to just not having much time to eat....plus when I do eat I want to eat for some energy...

    Anyway else feel like they are living on coffee or would that be just me

    Britt

    P.s. Walter is such a cutie! I love those blue eyes!

  11. Sigh. Not a good night. Anyway, E has amazing stamina and can stay awake as long as 2-3 hours.

    Need to run.

    kpe_grevena

  12. Hi Ladies,

    not a good night here either and yes living on coffee, love, love,love my coffee.

    Lila can stay up for 2 hrs but anything after that and she gets over tired and is hard to put down. Our ped is in Dr. Weisbluth's practice, actually saw the big guy himself Tues, so I'm always curious on their take on sleeping issues etc... with baby. Here is what I was told letting the baby fuss for 5-10 minutes is not cio and will not cause harm. Baby should be soothing itself to sleep not being nursed or rocked to sleep, the way I do it. So it seems you ladies are doing it the way the \"expert\" advises. I need to bite the bullet soon before she gets older and we are dependent on me soothing her to sleep.

    Watergirl, Walter is adorable.

    gotta run,
    Kris

  13. Kris,

    Thanks for sharing this, all the \"sleep\" books I have read also suggest the 10 minute rule.

    Glad to know I am not the only one living on coffee! I'm frustrated with the mornings...not b/c B is doing anything out of the norm, but b/c it's so darn hard to get ready! I'm not talking getting all-dolled up here, but drying my hair would be nice B often seems to feed between 4-5am and then typically is waking up for the day around 6:30 at which point I *try* and keep him in his room...but lately that is not working (he wants the boob, not the paci!) So if I want to be \"ready\" I have to pretty much get up at 5:30am, aye ya ya! He is currently in the swing next to me so I could power down some coffee before getting the twins up.

    Why oh why did I make dentist appts at 8:30am? I'm taking all three tomorrow by myself, should be a riot!

    Britt

  14. Kris,

    When you rock Lila to sleep, does she actually stay asleep? For naps I just put B in his crib and he does fairly well, sometimes I give him a paci...for nightime I have been finding though that if I give him his paci and rock him for a few minutes after he nurses it does help him settle....but he is still awake when I put him down?

    Regarding the paci: Brennan is trying to find his thumb and I hate to admit it but I am looking forward to him having something to self-soothe with. I loath the paci ~ constant re-plugging just bugs me!

    Britt

  15. Regarding the paci: Brennan is trying to find his thumb and I hate to admit it but I am looking forward to him having something to self-soothe with. I loath the paci ~ constant re-plugging just bugs me!Britt

    i am right with you on this- when i read about ladies on this site getting up 2 and 3 times a night to help 7 month olds find the paci, aaaggh! i'm trying to figure out when we can stop swaddling him so he can make use of the thumb- right now, he still doesn't settle down too well w/o swaddling- and he also reaches up and rips the paci out of his mouth (ala dr strangelove- remember that?) . whenever he's unswaddled, Nate has his hands in his mouth. anyway, Nate can go down pretty much on his own if he is swaddled and has the paci- and in the middle of the night i don't even give him the paci- just nurse him and bung him back in the cosleeper. even now at bedtime i just rock him about ten minutes and put him in the crib.

    oops, gotta go

    pilma

  16. Kris,When you rock Lila to sleep, does she actually stay asleep? For naps I just put B in his crib and he does fairly well, sometimes I give him a paci...for nightime I have been finding though that if I give him his paci and rock him for a few minutes after he nurses it does help him settle....but he is still awake when I put him down?Regarding the paci: Brennan is trying to find his thumb and I hate to admit it but I am looking forward to him having something to self-soothe with. I loath the paci ~ constant re-plugging just bugs me!Britt

    Sometimes she stays asleep and sometimes not. I hate the paci too. They gave her one in the NICU without my permission. I only use it when I have her in the sling and can easily replug. I'm not going to be the mom replugging all night, well I am that mom but with the boob not the paci.

    Had a HORRIBLE ride in the carseat last night and thought of you pilma. She was just hysterical but there wasn't much I could do. Ds was so cute trying to calm her, hushing her and holding her hand.

    Hope everyone is well.

    Kris

  17. Glad I am not the only one hating the paci. My older DS is a thumb sucker and it was so wonderful when he could self-soothe. Even now, I am finding that when I cannot attend to everyone my son tends to go find a blanket, his thumb and soothe himself.

    pilma, have you considered doing away with the swaddle cold turkey? We did, begrudgingly and it went fairly smoothly. One thing I do though that I think really helps is that I have a blanket that I put up to his chest level and I tuck both side into the side of the crib so he is \"snug\", but his arms are free and he's in a sleep sack. I read this in my CLBB and I think it really helps; she suggests a sheet, but I don't have \"crib\" flat sheets.

    Britt

  18. I did the paci replacement a few times last night. Then he had a poo up his back and through PJ's, sleeping bag and mattress sheet.That was fun at 3am!

  19. LOL! kpe_grevena that cracks me up, I only laugh because it hasn't happened here yet! When Jay left for his shift this morning at 5:30am I was feeding Brennan halfway comatose in the rocker...I could seriously barely talk!

  20. kpe_grevena,
    i have decided no pacis in the crib...cannot bear to have to replug like i did with DS....nightmare!!!

    pilma,
    how did you guess Harry Potter? i totally went to see it and loved it! it was sheer bliss being by myself for a few hrs just watching a movie.

    Watergirl,
    Walter is adorable...how cute is his mouth? thanks for sharing.

    ah men, i guess i have to start letting the babies soothe themselves to sleep. they are 7wks today...is it too early?

    have to go sleep while i can. its 10:40pm

    night,
    China.

  21. China...ironically, 7 weeks is about when I started doing it too...and this time is about where I am starting it again too.

  22. Good morning everyone,

    Nice weekend here. we went to the beach both days. can not keep ds out of the water. we did another longer ride in the car yesterday and after fussing for a bit dd fell asleep! now i'm considering a vacation to my parents cabin. it was out of the question if she was going to be hysterical the whole way.

    we tried giving her a bottle the last few nights so we could eat dinner together. she takes the entire bottle but then still wants to nurse after. seems pointless to give the bottle if i still have to nurse.

    how is everyone else?

    kris

  23. Hey Kris,

    That is great about taking a vacation! You deserve it! We are going camping (renting a trailer) in two weeks up in tahoe, should be fun (and crazy!).

    You know I wonder the same thing about the bottle. DS was given a bottle @ 5pm last night by my sitter who was here to learn how to work with the baby. He still did his usual fuss-bucket routine through dinner and then still wanted to nurse at 6:30 & after! Sometimes I am so tempted to give him a big ole' bottle of formula at bedtime, but I don't. Not that I think it will change things!

    Sleep; how are you ladies getting any rest for you? I'm finding it very hard to rest. I can try and rest for an hour and a half when all the kids are down, but that is my only time without kids really. With Brennan still not settling of an evening, my entire evening is spent with him and then I try and go to bed by 9. DH is coming home (hopefully) today and he was up all night the last two days of his shift so HE is going to come home and sleep.

    Britt

  24. Hey Kris,

    That is great about taking a vacation! You deserve it! We are going camping (renting a trailer) in two weeks up in tahoe, should be fun (and crazy!).

    You know I wonder the same thing about the bottle. DS was given a bottle @ 5pm last night by my sitter who was here to learn how to work with the baby. He still did his usual fuss-bucket routine through dinner and then still wanted to nurse at 6:30 & after! Sometimes I am so tempted to give him a big ole' bottle of formula at bedtime, but I don't. Not that I think it will change things!

    Sleep; how are you ladies getting any rest for you? I'm finding it very hard to rest. I can try and rest for an hour and a half when all the kids are down, but that is my only time without kids really. With Brennan still not settling of an evening, my entire evening is spent with him and then I try and go to bed by 9. DH is coming home (hopefully) today and he was up all night the last two days of his shift so HE is going to come home and sleep.

    Britt

  25. Hi,

    Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed?? There is always something for me to do.Today the boys are at camp so \"only\" have the baby, but I also have laundry, floors, kitchen and all bathrooms to clean. Oh yeah and that thing called my job. Plus calls to make and a bank appointment. I couldn't schedule in a shower today so will try tonight.Oh and dinner to think about. Now getting any of this done means running around like crazy when the baby is napping because when he is awake he won't just sit in his bouncer and watch me do stuff, he cries until I lift him .

    Sorry guys, I am just so tired and have had a bad cold too with a fever, runny nose and sore joints.

    kpe_grevena

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