JUNE 08 Mommies December Thread

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DDT - December 3

Hello! I noticed we were still using the Nov thread so I decided to start a new one. Here is to our lo's first Christmas!

 

DDT - December 3

Weeelll, Caden decided to get up at 5:30 this morning...so I waited it out as long as possible and ended up picking him up at 6am. Luckily I went to bed really early last night (9pm) and Jaxon is still sleeping at 7am. I have been watching cartoons with Caden, relaxing with a coffee. Thanks for that info eastcoast...too bad I am not BF anymore so Jaxon will have to get the shot. Oh yes, yesterday out of the blue Jaxon started getting up onto his knees when on his tummy. He gets so frustrated when he can't reach a toy. And he weighs 20.0lbs (getting huge!) and is 29in long (over 95th percentile!). Have a good day everyone.

 

fefer1 - December 3

For those who don't want to go back and read the old post, Eastcoast's dr said BF babies don't need the flu shot if mom gets one, in a nutshell. :) That's interesting since my dr recommended it and he knows I'm b___stfeeding. I was just asking my cousin about the flu shot too - she's a pharmacist in a hospital - and she never mentioned that they shouldn't get it. I'll ask her and update you. If anyone knows, she does. :) DDT - I am with you on the early morning wake times. Levi got up at 5:30, went back to sleep till 6 and I caved and fed him in my bed where he is now sound asleep. MY husband got up at 5 though so my sleep was all messed up - I couldn't fall back asleep. :( Anyone having BF-ing issues? Levi has started biting my nipple and pulling on it. I don't know what his deal is but it hurts now - my left nip is all sore again like in the beginning stage of bf-ing. ugh! I suppose it could be teething but whateverit is it is driving me nuts! Last night i was trying to feed him before bed and he was super cranky/fussy while eating that I gave up. He didn't act like he really wanted to eat at all - so I put him to bed and an hour later he was fussy so I tried feeding him with a bottle of formula just to see what he would do. He actually too it - for a bit- then realized it tasted funny and wouldn't swallow it anymore. :) I was excited though because I haven't been able to get him to take a bottle at all and it gave me hope. I'm gonna have to start pumping now and see if I can't store some more milk up so I can get out of the house every now and then. woohoo!!!Oh, I just found out my pharmacist cousin is pregnant too - due in July. I have 5 friends now that are due between January and July - almost one a month. haha..I'm so jealous...I miss being pregnant in a weird way, the excitement and wonder about a new little baby. Oh well - it's done for us. :)

 

gabby509 - December 3

Hey girls. King is really good with the waking up early thing, he usually sleeps until 8 or 8:30 every day. I'm lucky. But he still does wake up at 11:30 and 3:30 to eat so, I guess we all get it one way ro the other. And King has come down with that yucky cold your lo's all have had. He was so cranky and fussy last night that I put him to bed at 7. He usually goes down between 8 and 8:30. I feel so bad for him, he seems so uncomfortable. His nose is running like a faucet and he keeps sneezing. Oh and his top tooth has made an appearance, so teething on top of a cold is sooooo much fun, poor baby. He goes for his 6 month shots on Tuesday and he will be getting a flu shot. Even though I'm still bfing, I lost my insurance after I had him so no flu shot for me. Last time I weighed him he was 20 lbs and 7 ounces, and that was last week, so I'm curious to see how much he weighs next week at the dr. Oh man he's waking up from his nap, he just laid down 25 minutes ago, ahhhh. Sick babies are no fun!

 

Sprinkles - December 3

Hi girls .. Violet go the flu shot her doc recommended it - I b___stfeed but I haven't gotten the flu shot cause I lost my insurance after I had her too like you gabby now I am on the waiting list for adult basic I guess. Violet does that too Fefer she has always done that though she will clamp down on the nipple then pull off i dont know why she does that - and as she nurses she goes on sucks a couple times then turns her head like someone is behind her poking her - she stops looks behind her then starts again then stops again looks behind her then starts again lol .. its not that she cant breathe cause her nose isnt blocked and i hear her breathing so who knows what thats about. I been going thru all the milk I had saved up when I used to be able to freeze it .. cause sometimes I think she is still hungry and i defrost some she will maybe drink a couple ounces then be done .. but I think my supply is getting less and less cause the other day I pumped to see what I would get and I only had 3 oz .COMBINED! so i dont know .. but I dont think I eat enough .. I barely have the time to eat or cook and i dont even know what i do all day but it seems I always forget to eat til Im starving - I been stacking up on cold cuts and making hot sandwiches cold sandwiches hamd and cream cheese baked in that croissant thing or ham and eggs just anything easy. O and i got my hair CHOPPED OFF ! omg .. I will send you girls a pic and someone can post it on the pic thing I dont have the pa__sword or know how to do it on there anyway. ... Violets going for her pic with santa MONDAY!! whoo hoo!!

 

fefer1 - December 3

dawn - what you pump can be very different from what your baby eats. They are better at sucking it out of you than a pump. ;) Dont' measure how much milk you have by what you pump. When Rachel was older -10-12 months, the amount I pumped dropped off a LOT but she ate just fine. I pumped once, maybe twice a day a couple days a week when I worked and the supply dropped a lot the older Rachel got. You should be able to produce what she needs - unless you are one of the few that doesn't produce but I don't think it's too common. I eat like c___p too, don't drink enough water and love my coffee. IT doesn't seem to bother Levi in the least - look at him, he's the size of a one year old! ;) I forget to eat a lot of the time because I'm dealing with two demanding little kids - by the time I get to eat the other one wants something. ahhh!!! That's one way to lose weight! You can always supplement with formula if you want but I would be careful cuz then you're giving it to her all the time and before you know it - no more BFing. It is easy though. With Rachel we weaned her by using formula when I was gone and couldn't feed her. My pumping was getting low so we went the formula route but it was only a couple times a week - no big deal. It was too much work to pump several times a day to get enough for a feeding or two here and there.

 

newlywed0915 - December 3

UGH! I just posted on the Nov thread! Lol! Jaxon is a big boy, DDT! Hows your back treating you with him? Dante almost breaks mine! Lol... Oh, Fefer, what can I do to ge tmy milk supply back up? I stopped pumping altogether in September, and my milk supply regulated, and I can't get anything much out anymore. Barely an ounce after 10 minutes! I miss Heather! I bet shes on the First Trim Forum, isnt she?

 

Sprinkles - December 3

haha I seen you posted there too haha I checked it out ..I know these men I deal with are inconsiderate! Its ok though .. it is what it is I guess lol - Ok fefer well u made me feel better about it at least I always worry I am not making enough for her - she does nurse rather frequently so I guess things are ok. She was 27inches long 15 lbs 6oz they said she looks great .. the lady said her head was in the 20th percentile though but that normally catches up later .. her head looks normal to me lol so what are you girls getting ur babes for christmas? I got violet some cool lil toys at walmart so far .. one is a little bear and u push the b___tons onhis belly and they light up and he talks..she loves my cell phone cause it lights up so I thought maybe she would like this bear. O and fefer I caught up with eating tonight haha I got chinese and had roast pork lo mein and boneless ribs THEN i stopped at wendys and got a strawberry milk shake omg it was SO good .. but now i feel like i am going to explode.. i hate feeling this full so i am sitting here chewing gum haha Hey christie Pre violet i was 197 i think ( i cant remember but it was right around there) and yesterday when i weighed myself i was 179 I almost fell over haha I havent weighed less then 190 in a few years!!! I was so happy .. but my jeans dont fit TOO different .. so i dont think Im losing it in my belly really .. which sucks but whatever I will take it haha

 

fefer1 - December 3

Here's what my cuz the pharmacist said about the flu shot for babies... "You friend is correct that b___st feeding pa__ses immunity for many things onto your baby, however, at 6 months the flu vaccine is recommended and more potent than your b___st milk! :) It just makes sense to give him the flu shot too.....you want to make sure he's covered against the flu strains they predict in the year. There's no way to do that with your milk!"

 

eastcoast - December 4

Hey all, Teething issues here today:( Kai got the 2 bottom teeth when he was 3 mths old, and now all 4 top teeth are coming in at the same time...and they're sharp little suckers! Poor babe hasn't even had a morning nap yet since his teeth bug him so much:( Dawn, thanks for the pics, your hair looks fantastic!!! I love it! And beautiful pics of the girls too:) Christie, I know what you mean about the pumping thing, same here....I can usually only pump a few ounces at a time now, but since I'm rarely away from Kai for any extended period, I don't really need to. Heather, thanks for the flu shot info, but I'm pretty comfortable with what we discussed with Kai's Dr and think we'll go with that. Is everyone almost ready for Christmas??? 3 weeks from today -hard to believe:)

 

gabby509 - December 4

Hi everyone, we had a long horrible night. King came down with that cold yesterday with the runny nose and fever and sneezing and all that other fun stuff. Well around noon he had a fever or 100.5 and I gave him tylenol and it went down and then 4 hours later it came back and was 101, so e did tylenol again and it didn't work. His fever went all the way up to 103 and tylenol was not doing anything for him. He was up until 1 AM crying and then finally pa__sed out. Then he woke up at 6 AM screaming again. I called the doctor 3 times and the stupid doctor that was on call was so rude (not my regular pediatrician). He was like what are you worried about, babies get sick, they get fevers all the time. I swear if I see him today in their office I'm gonna rip his head off. So now it is almost 9 AM here and I think his fever has finally broken, he is refusing to let me stick this stupid pacifier thermometer in his mouth. I wonder if he's got an ear infection, he kept tugging on his left ear all night. Eastcoast, King has his two bottom teeth and they came in together and that was really uncomfortable for him, I can't imagine how Kai feels with getting 4 at once OUCH!! And Dawnie, your hair looks awesome, Fred said that you look HOT!!!! I told him that you were off limits because your my wife, haha. King gets his Santa pictures on Tuesday and his regular portraits, I should cut his nails today so he doesn't scratch his face before then. OK well he's finally napping, I'm gonna try to lay down too.

 

Sprinkles - December 4

LOL!!! woo hoo hot dawnie! hhahaha but yeah I am happily taken gabby your the only one for me *twirls* haha ..wow I can't believe everyones babes have TEETH holy cow violet has none .. i am not rushing that though lol i love her gummy smile LOL she looks like a lil turtle and that is a good idea about the nails .. i am going to trim hers today so she doesnt look all crazy at her santa meet and greet!

 

Sprinkles - December 4

Oh and by the way gabby .. i would slice and dice someone if they blew off violets fever like that .. I think the doc's i go to has dealt with some rowdy mamas cause they JUMP when you say sick babe haha

 

fefer1 - December 4

hey everyone - about the flu shot - I'm not telling you to get one or not - just thought I'd let you know what the recommendation was from a pharmacist. :) I don't know what I'm going to do yet...it's going around right now but I don't know if that's what the kids just had and if it was, why get the shot? ugh...I feel bad for you gabby. I have been there with the sick kids and it sucks big time. Levi is still stuffy and doesn't sleep very well. I got no sleep again - he was up fussing on and off all night. Rachel is better though. Dawn - I do love the haircut. It's kind of got me thinking about doing MY hair again. I'm just too scared to do it since it's been long forever! levi had a fever a couple months ago too and the on-call wasn't worried about it at all. It was almost 103 too. THey dont' have to be rude about it though. Geesh! Oh, Levi has no teeth yet either - working on them though. :) The other day I said he was a slug but now he's scooting around his crib, loves being on his belly and looking around and yesterday we sat him in from of Rachels closet door/mirrors and he loved reaching for his hands/face in the mirror -until he leaned too far forward and bonked his head on it. haha..

 

gabby509 - December 4

Quick update, we went to the doctors today and King has hand, foot, and mouth disease. The doctor said it is really really common this time of year and it's from babies constantly touching things and then putting their hands in their mouth. I feel like a bad mom that he got that, I should have been more cautious about what he was touching. There is no treatment, it just needs to run it's course and he said my little man should be feeling better in 2-3 days. I hope so, I feel so bad for him, his little cheeks are so red from the fever and he is so not himself.

 

Sprinkles - December 4

Aw poor king .. tell him violets dad has foot in mouth disease at least once a day ... so at least his will be gone soon! haha sorry he just came for a visit and manages to p__s me off every single time ugh anyway ..gabby you are SO not a bad mom .. things happen once chas had pneumonia and i missed it then her dad took her to the doc and flipped out on me cause I was so pa__sive about it and he felt it was my fault she got it because i dont 'take her cold seriously' .. i guess you live and learn - but in my defense she wasnt really showing signs of being very sick til she was with him then it like caught up with her and she got fever and puked and it got worse before that it seemed like just a cold. So what is this thing that he got? is it from touching stuff out in public? poor baby .. i hope he feels better soon aww i can picture his lil rosey cheeks. Violet was being a major fuss bucket so i warmed her some milk i had stored and she drank it all .. then went to sleep .. and i had JUST b___stfed her... This is the times it makes me think Im not getting her enough. We set up our tree today .. instead of it being a nice time i was a freaking nut .. it was just me and chas then i told her to go sit on the couch so i could curse myself out hahaha the lights gave me SUCH trouble! well finally its done and over with ~ fefer mine was always in a ponytail so it felt it was a good change - the ponytail always was sooo heavy and with the amount of hair i am losing lately i didnt need anything else ripping my hairs out this way if i do put it up its alot lighter. Ok well Im heading to bed - sleep while she sleeps lol

 

gabby509 - December 5

HAHAHAHAHA Dawnie, you crack me up!! Violets dad and Fred should get together, they both have foot in mouth disease. Yeah but my doc said that King got this from probably touching things at the mall, or wherever else. It's just any dirty surface. He said it's virtually impossible to prevent because babies always have their hands in their mouths. I feel so bad for him though because he's got all these tiny little red bumps all over his chest and around his mouth. I'm kinda bummed, my cousin's baby shower is Sunday and I really wanted to go, but now that he's sick he certainly can't be around a pregnant woman. It can pa__s through to the unborn baby, and I would not be able to live with myself with that on my conscience. I made her a diaper cake and I must say I am really proud of myself, it looks friggin awesome! All decorated in Pink ribbons and some of the little stuff off her registry, I went totally creative on this one. So we found this awesome 3 piece lving room set on Craigslist for $650, couch, loveseat, and recliner. Well hte lady said she'd knock it down to 550 if we got in by this weekend, so now we are on a mad search for 550 dollars, haha. The set is really really nice, it's like a camel color and it is really oversized and plush, just looks so comfortable. OK well back to my money search, haha.

 

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