Please Someone Sympathize With Me

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apr - February 7

ok, so I am sitting here rocking my neighbours 7 month old so he wont scream away. It's 8:00pm and I have him until 11-12 pm. can someone like sympathize ya know... tell me how bad you feel for me looking after a baby who wont stop screaming for a second... at least my babes sleeping!!! pray this one doesnt wake up my one. haha

 

Kara H. - February 7

Gosh what is wrong with him? That isn't normal for any baby - even a jerky one!

 

apr - February 7

hi kara. dunno. he's finally calmed down, but I have to continue rocking him coz otherwise he wakes up and starts crying all over again, so my foot is under the wheel, and when i'll finally be free, my foot will be all cramped up. yay!!!

 

apr - February 7

lol, not under the wheel. its under the brake pedal. whatever u call it

 

Heather F - February 7

I can totally sympathize with you, I babysit a baby that is 1 month younger then my own baby like 35 hours a week...she is totally different then my own baby and she tends to be a drama queen,,,its hard because many times I feel like I am giving her more attention then my easy going baby because she requires more...a good example is that my own dd will hold her own bottle happily except that last bottle for the night because she's exhausted and needs the cuddle time, this other baby knows how to hold her bottle (she has in the past) but in order to get her to do so I have to let her cry for about 10 minutes before she gives in and holds it.....they are both 10 months and fully capable and I need her to hold it occasionally because sometimes my own baby requires my attention while this other one is in the middle of a feeding. its hard but keep telling myself the benefits far outweight the cons!!

 

apr - February 7

heather-my ds is 2 months younger thin this lil boy, and they are so different, its unbelieveable. i gave my ds a bath, he took his bottle and that was it-out for the night. he plays happily and mixes into dh and my conversations all the time. when we talk to eachother he starts babbling away and when we laugh he cracks up too. and this one is such a sour puss. i tried to get him to smile and : ( at least its only a one off....grrrrrrrrrr

 

Heather F - February 7

how long have you been watching him? I also felt that the other baby (catalina) was a sour puss but she has warmed up to me after 3 1/2 weeks of watching her full time. Its hard because she is alot differnt then my dd and she is expected to have different behavior then my dd has, for example she doesnt know the word no which my dd does and she also isnt expected to lay flat when being diaper changed (her mom follows her around the room wiping her b___t while she crawls away)...that doesnt fly with me, I tell my dd wait, mommy is changing you, just a minute while I return her to her back if she is trying to get away, it does produce a few more tears but they get they picture.....the problem is though I do this all week long and she starts to listen better and then I get her on monday and I have to start over because her mom doesnt expect any of this from her. her mom aslo doesnt expect her to hold her own bottle so I have to start from scratch with her every monday with that as well. Grrrrrr is right!

 

Lisastar9 - February 7

Could he be teething. You never know,where the parents why are you watching the little gaffer.

 

apr - February 7

the dad doesnt want to have to hold him all evening, and the mum has gone to some meeting they had at work. i tried putting him in another room so i could actually do my stuff but of course he woke up right after i stopped rocking his carriage. so i might as well sit here

 

maryl14 - February 7

try puting him in a swing and i agree sounds like he may be teething

 

sahmof3 - February 7

Is he used to seeing you? Maybe he's having separation anxiety? In any case... I hope he stops soon. It's not fun listening to that!!

 

sashasmama - February 7

At that age they are old enough to tell their mother from other people, he is probably upset because he's not with his mom at home. Kids would act different whenever they are not around their parents, so those babies might be happy babies at home.

 

Lisastar9 - February 7

I have a piece of string attached to my swing to make it swing of course I have to give it a pull every couple of minutes. It cheaper then batteries. Maybe try this for the carriage. Might be easier on the foot.

 

apr - February 7

he doesnt know me at all. I am friendly with his mum, but the babe doesnt know me at all. one more hour to go! i am dying for a shower

 

Heather F - February 7

how often will you be watching him?

 

ash2 - February 7

I would say he is probably missing the people he sees all the time. If you are not someone he sees regularly, he is probably scared and afraid...poor thing !

 

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