To each her own

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Registered: 11-19-2007
To each her own
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Mon, 11-19-2007 - 2:55pm

I have always been very adament about being a happier person while working.

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Registered: 10-30-2007
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 3:20pm

Hi, Welcome to the board!

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 3:30pm

Really?

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Registered: 10-30-2007
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 3:36pm
Ok so I was being nice and trying not to scare the new people off...LOL..How bout I say that if you dont have skin like a rino then this isnt the board for you.....J/K
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 3:52pm

I'm wondering if my skin is thick enough....


Like I said

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Mon, 11-19-2007 - 4:14pm

First a warning: this is a debate board and you posted in the debate section so you are going to get a debate/argument/discussion about every sentence and word you wrote.

I've always carved out some "me-time" during the day starting with getting up in the morning. I've gotten dressed as soon as I got up even if that meant that the kids had to wait 5 minutes (ok, not when they were newborn but that didn't last long and I'd get dressed as soon as they were done nursing). Most babies are content with being put down long enough for things to get done. Just not all at once. Make the beds; pick up the baby; deal with the older child; empty the dishwasher; pick up the baby; deal with the older child (or better yet, have the older child "help" with the dishwasher). And whenever possible while all children are napping and resting (not always possible), take some down time for yourself. Save gourmet cooking for when your so is home. A good, nutritious meal can be done in under 30 minutes. It doesn't have to be fancy and some shortcuts such as bagged greens are a great help. And get out of the house once in a while without the kids. Leave them with dad so he can get some dad time with them.

And the most important advice I can give: don't do it all alone. Ask for help. You are not supermom. No one is.

Chris

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 8:31pm
The biggest thing for me this early on is sleep when the baby sleeps.

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Registered: 11-19-2007
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 9:38pm

I'm so glad you mentioned colic.

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Registered: 11-19-2007
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 9:41pm

Thanks for the encouraging words.

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 9:44pm

Try this, its really funny.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Mon, 11-19-2007 - 9:53pm

Have you tried the "colic hold?" Basically, you grab them in the diaper area and let them lay on your arm. It helps some babies . . .

A better description:

"Place your baby stomach-down along your forearm, with his head near the crook of your elbow and his legs straddling your hand. Press your forearm into baby's tense abdomen. Or, try reversing this position so that his cheek lies in the palm of your hand, his abdomen along your forearm, and his crotch snuggled into the crook of your elbow."

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/5/t051300.asp


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