SHAM & Working-Student Dad

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Registered: 09-03-2011
SHAM & Working-Student Dad
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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 10:12pm

At the end of the school year I lost my job teaching due to budget cuts. Since I was due right before the start of the school year, I had a difficult time finding a new job, so am happily staying home with our daughter. My husband, who is a full-time student and has a part-time job (working early AM's -getting up at 3:30am- before he goes to school), picked up another part-time job on the weekends.

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 2:11pm

Ugh, that is rough... Dealing with a crying baby is hard especially when your DH is home and not helping.

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 12:28am

Thanks. I was kind of curious if he would stay up last night with us and help me, and he did. Though she did much, much worse than usual. I'm not sure if it was just a bad night for her or what. He wanted to go to bed about 11pm, so we all did. But she was awake and fussy and spitting up and hungry... until 1:15am. He slept through pretty much all of it. But he took her in the morning and pacified her until I was ready to get up and feed her (not that it was that much longer after he got up). He is very helpful every other time. But at night is when it's most frustrating when she's over-tired and crying, and I'm exhausted.

Tonight he was back to bed early, and I'm left up with her tired from a late night... I think she's finally asleep for the night, so I'm heading to bed!

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 11:00pm
It sounds like you may be dealing with the onset of colic. My daughter had it. If she's spitting up a lot and projecting her spit up it could also be acid reflux. My daughter went on medication for it and did much better. She was formula fed so she went on special formula. Talk to the pedi.

Amanda