Yeah I think now that Teddy is much less fussy that I really can give him to DH to watch for 2 hours so I can get a longer stretch of sleep. The last time I did it Teddy SCREAMED the whole time and it was awful for DH but that was around 5 weeks and he is so much better now. I will have to try that- plus Teddy will take a bottle of expressed milk so I can leave that for soothing purposes.
I am trying to just stress less about the sleep issue- I think I got annoyed because he was crying so much less and I hoped his sleep would immediately improve as well but I need to remember that just a few weeks ago I could only get him to sleep by bouncing on the exercise ball and having him tight in the wrap and now I can breastfeed him or sometimes just rock him and give him the pacifier and if I lay down with him or he is in my arms he does do well with falling asleep. Plus during the day he does much better- I even got him to sleep on an exercise mat while I did an hour long pilates class- which was pretty awesome.
I am just going to give him some more time and as long as we keep slowly making progress then I know I will be feeling well rested soon enough.
Sarah you have so much respect from me- you have way more patience then I do as I imagine those first months with Eloise and Desmond must have been very difficult in terms of sleep and fussiness.
Wouldn't you know it, I just got a call for an interview on Monday but I think I'm going to cancel it. It's for a national school bus company for a driver position. The hours are great - 2 hours in the AM and 2 hours in the PM - but the pay is not great and I don't think they give insurance benefits. Also, I just did a quick search online and the company reviews from employees were not favorable.
What do you guys think?
I cancelled it. The pay just wouldn't be worth it. When I told DH yesterday while we were at dinner, he looked at me and said, "You're kidding right? A school bus driver? That's for retired people, honey!" LOL
I'm still anxiously waiting to hear about the hospital job. I called the mom who referred me because she didn't respond to my email from last week and turns out my email went into her spam folder so it was a good thing I called her! She checked with her boss and her boss is going to contact HR tomorrow to see where my application is. She said they're scheduling interviews next week and she'll keep on her boss about the status of my application. I know on paper I probably look way over-qualified since it's just a secretary position but I'd like a chance to explain in-person why I want the job. I'm hoping my 4 years of volunteer work there will also give me an edge.
I'm SO excited for your big reveal this week!!! Although I don't really have a gender feeling for you, hmm...:-D
ETA: Forgot to mention that last night, we went to visit friends of ours who just had their 2nd child. They have a 3-1/2 yo DD and just had a baby boy earlier this week. DH must've held that baby at least 2-3 times - I was so surprised how interested he was! Hoping this means he'll be wanting to TTC #2 sooner rather than later, but I'm still not gonna bring it up until hopefully end of this year, if I can keep my mouth shut that long, LOL!
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I just wanted to let you know that I updated the front page based on the feedback I got on the birthday roll call in the Chit-Chat section.
If you haven't checked in yet on that birthday roll call, please do so, so I can add your babies ticker to the front page and generally keep track of things. ;-) Anyone that checks in between now and July (wow seriously July? Ok sorry) 1st, I will add you when I redo the pages for July.
Hope all is well with everyone!
Christine, good luck with the job at the hospital. I applied for one at one of ours as well. See what happens. Like you I am sure they will look at me on paper and toss me aside. Lucky you have a friend to help.
Hi everyone else. I have ben reading just way to busy.
As for Simon, we went back to regular formula and we are back to spitting up pretty much everything again. So back to sensative it is. We are drooling and chewing on everything but still no sign of a tooth. We can roll both ways now, when we remember. LoL It is so funny to watch him roll onto his tummy then get mad cause he can't figure out how he got there. We are eating oatmeal by spoon one to two times a day. If he watches DH or I eat he gets pretty upset and wants to be fed too. Doing my best to hold off till 6 months to start anthing else. He has terrible dry skin on his feet. We keep putting vaseline on it but it doesn't seem to be helping near as much. He has discovered his feet and loves to help daddy change his diaper by pulling his feet up so he can wipe his bottom. Course then its a job to get the CD back on with is feet in the air. We are talking up a storm.
AFM, I'm a little broken up. Going back to work wasn't to hard though if I could quit I would love to. I am working 6 - 12 hour shifts this week which I am not impressed with. DH got a job offer this week for hours towards his degree as well that he was needing. So we are now in the binde of finding child care. DH called a place on Friday and we went and looked. I wanted to bust out into tears. The idea is just killing me. I knew it was going to have to happen sooner or later but I hate the idea of someone else raising Simon. We have 3 more to look at tomorrow so I won't be getting much sleep. The lady who watched him when I first went back to work can't with her son out of school and having to run him around to activities. Otherwise we pretty much know absolutly no one here and family isn't an option with them being 350 miles or more away. I absolutly hate that we have created a country that you have to work so much to be able just to live. I'm so ready to DH to be done with school. It doesn't help that all I hear from my friends is how great it is to stay home, well must be nice!
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Hey everyone. I don't know how much time I have (Logan's napping) so no personals today. I don't really have a happy update either :(
First Logan is developing great and I am not sure if I have mentioned but he has been rolling from his tummy to back for about a month now. It makes it a little difficult to put him down for naps b/c he wants to just roll over instead of going to sleep even though he is so tired. He loves being outside and if he is crying I can almost always go outside and he will stop. He is so alert and loves watching people. He is such a strong little boy, holding his head up so well and really sits up really well with little help and he loves standing up. He has gotten more interested in the pets and whenever they come near him he reaches for them. Logan went on his first plane trip last Wednesday to Kansas and he did really well. The breastfeeding on the plane wasn't as scary as I thought it would be and went actually really well. Logan did great and only fussed a little at the end of each flight and I think it was more about the pressure. I would start nursing him and he would stop.
Now while I was in Kansas my parents both mentioned how skinny Logan was looking. Well while we were there I used my grandmother's digital scale to weigh him. He only weighed 13lbs. He was 13lbs at 10wks and he is now 16wks. My heart sank. I can't believe I hadn't noticed my skinny little baby wasn't gaining any weight. I feel so awful. Of course the rest of the trip my dad was giving my constant crap about needing to start him on formula and give him cereal. I gave in and actually gave him cereal a few times. He did okay with the spoon but wasn't ready for it just yet. On Sunday I gave him lots of extra breastmilk from stash in the freezer. Then yesterday I took him to the pediatricians office. First they were just going to do a weight check and then the Dr was going to give me a call, but as soon as I saw the weight I started crying and I think the nurse felt really bad for me. So the Dr came in and gave me so great information. I am working on building up my supply. She also said Logan should not be taking 45mins - a hour to eat, especially at this age. So I need to keep him eating and after 15mins on one side switch him to the other side, once he has 15mins on that side I then give him another 4oz bottle.
I feel terrible that I have been starving my baby. He went from being in the 95% in weight to 18%. I guess the change from him getting bottles during the day while I was in school to now me BFing only really made a difference in my supply and my supply never got up to where it needed to be for him. I am glad I have the stash of breastmilk I can use for the 4oz bottles but I don't think it will last long and then I will have to supplement with formula.
So needless to say my trip to Kansas was good in the fact that I realized how skinny Logan actually was, but I felt terrible the whole time and spent most of it crying and upset about the whole situation and on top of it my dad making me feel worse about BFing. I take Logan back next Wednesday to make sure he has gained some to rule out something else. He is 25.5in now, so atleast he is still growing somewhere.
Then DH and I have been at each other's throats lately. UGH! He thinks I need to be spending more time cleaning the house. He doesn't realize that I don't just have all this extra time. Taking care of an infant is actually a lot of work. Of course he doesn't notice the days when I am able to get more done, he just notices the days when things don't get done. So frusturating!!
Well sorry to be such a downer today. I would love some growing vibes for Logan!