Baby/Kid Chat - April

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Baby/Kid Chat - April
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 11:20am

Adrienne - Hope it's okay that I started this....


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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 11:27am

Sarah - I made a ticker for Sully - if you want a different one, or want his name different then just let me know and I can update it. Hope that's okay, but I wanted to include him.

If I missed anyone else let me know and I will update it.

I have been falling behind on this message board - I haven't been on the computer too much and then thought I would just wait until April to catch up.

Gabby is doing so well. She is getting over this cold or whatever she had - still no teeth, I so thought we were going to have two pop through this week, but nothing! We had a chiro appt on Monday and she said that Gabby's ears were inflamed, we both go back today, so we will see how they are today. we have been putting in Garlic drops to help with any irritation she has with them. She has been sleeping super well this week. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night she went to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 and slept until 2:30 one night and 4:30 the other nights! I couldn't believe it. Last night I even put her down semi tired - not totally asleep and she went to bed on her own with her seahorse singing to her :) She nursed all those times and went back to bed. and on Tuesday night, she got up around 10:30 and 1:30 so still not bad at all. I feel so refreshed. DH and I thought we were getting her cold but we seemed to have been lucky and not gotten it, so that's good. I had a dream (almost nightmare I guess you could say) that Gabby woke up screaming and had a mouth full of teeth. Like the entire set came in over night. Can you imagine if that happened?? Glad it was just a dream.

I signed her up for ECFE classes today. they are only 6 weeks left in the school year, but luckily I was still able to join and will then be bringing her to the Baby Play time this summer and then either swimming lessons or another ECFE class in the fall, or both. I haven't decided, both might be a bit too much, so I might do the Swimming lessons and then do a spring class again like I am doing this year...we will see. I am super excited. We went to a dinner and had story time and song time last night and she liked playing with the other kids and it's only from 5 to 6:15 so not too bad.


Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 12:29pm
Thanks for starting the thread Jess, I'm glad you did, I've definitely been MIA (sorry about that all). I'm going to try to do a better check in later though. Hope everyone is well!
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 12:54pm

Jess, can you please add me?

Yay for good sleeping!






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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 12:56pm
Jessica, Sully's ticker is great, apparently Eloise's needs to be updated though since it seems stuck at 2 years old and she is 2 and a few weeks now.

Glad to hear that Gabby is sleeping better! Hope her ears feel better soon.

While I didn't have any child wake up screaming with a mouthful of teeth, I have had both Eloise and Desmond wake up with 2 to 4 new teeth in the morning that weren't there the night before! Fortunately no screaming so it wasn't too bad, other then the sudden appearance of a lot of teeth!

As for us: Still in the hospital with Sully, hoping the OB comes soon and let's me go today instead of tomorrow. Sully had been approved for release. He has slight jaundice, but it went down from yesterday to today so nothing else needs to be done right now.

He was seen by the head of our pediatrician practice. I almost laughed at the poor doctor because his breastfeeding advice was so bad. I thought about correcting him, since he sees a lot of Mom's in the hospital, and some of his advice could cause breastfeeding issues. I may send a note or mention it to our regular pediatrician instead though. Fortunately since Sully is our third and I've breastfed Eloise and Desmond for so long, I just ignored his advice.

I really do wish that if he is working with newborns in the hospital he had accurate and up to date advice rather then old and inaccurate advice though. Since one of his comments was 15 minutes on each side, after that baby doesn't get anymore milk, which so isn't true, it isn't like the breast has a timer. Oh and the don't let baby use the breast as a pacifier, to which my only thought is, why not? It helps milk production.

Sully is doing great, he slept last night, which was a nice change from the night before when he cluster fed every hour for 20 to 30 minutes from 2:30am on. Last night he had a couple of 3 hour stretches which was really nice! He can already hold up his head and he is happy to do so when he is awake. He likes to look around and see people and he loves to be held.

Desmond and Eloise are doing decently, at least in the 2 hours or so I've seen them since Tuesday. Desmond is not really impressed with Sully, since he doesn't do anything. Eloise loves her baby. She saw him came over started patting him and called him "My baby!" She loves to hold him. She made Dan help her wash her hands yesterday so she could hold him.

Desmond told Dan today when Dan took him to speech that, he would help Eloise, figure out how to care for her baby, since he already went through it with Eloise. So he has his Ise, Ise can have her baby!

I can't wait to get home to see how the two of them deal with Sully once he is actually at home, not just at the hospital where they go to visit Mommy and the baby the past few days.



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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 1:47pm

Emmy - So sorry I didn't include you. I knew I was forgetting! I had to recereate it because it wasn't copying right, so let me know if you want it differently or give me the HTML. Glad the BF'ing is going well! and yeah for no nipple shield. I had to use one when Gabby was first born, and it helped a TON.

Sarah - I updated Eloise's ticker, again I had to recereate it, so if you don't want that one, give me the HTML and I can get that added. So cute that Eloise calls Sully her baby! My Cousin who is 5 did that with my 7 1/2 month old cousin. She was born a week after Gabby and my little cousin rachels loves her baby Ali! it's not her sister, it's her baby. Hopefully you guys can come home soon. My LC gave me the same advice about the 15 minutes per side and it caused such a stress for me because Gabby wouldn't eat for 15 minutes on one side let alone two sides...She still to this day only nurses for 15 maybe 20 minutes on one side, rather than both...once I left the whole clock behind it went much better for us.


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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 4:36pm
Oh Sarah! You reminded me of the sucky advice I got from the Dr at the hospital. He also told me that it should be between 10 and 15 minutes on each breast... And I followed his advice!! Sometimes I wonder if that was the reason Fede was so colicky for the first few months. I think he mostly got foremilk! I'm glad everything is going so well with your family. And Desmond's comment made my heart melt!!

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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 8:28pm
That reminds me of when Theodore was admitted at 3 days old, and my milk was just coming in... they insisted (at first) that I feed him for 10 minutes per breast every 2 hours.... that was a disaster. Thankfully our overnight nurse Olivia was all for letting me feed on demand as long as I wanted and was able to hook us up with a billi blanket to use during those times (otherwise he had to be under the blue lights).

The charge nurse that first took our info that day was really mean when I told her he was eating every 2 hours for about 45 minutes each time... she told me he wasn't eating he was "snacking". She was a cold witch.
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 11:24pm

Thanks for starting this, Jess!

Adrienne - Everything ok? You've been MIA for awhile now?

Sarah - Great to hear from you! I am amazed that you still have time to post with 3 LOs now. Hope you and Sully got to go home today and the kids' comments about him are so cute! Btw, I never knew that if you had a vaginal birth that some hospitals let you go home after 24 hours. I SO would've asked to go home a day early! I got no sleep in the hospital. Although Selin was born close to midnight so I don't think they would've released me at midnight the next day.

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Sat, 04-02-2011 - 2:54am

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Sat, 04-02-2011 - 7:50am
Christine - that's a tough position to be in. I agree with Ash though. With something so life-or-death, you need to say something. Especially since it's your car. I would let her know that, if the baby is in your car, they have to follow the carseat guidelines. It's for the baby's safety AND also it would be on you if you were ever pulled over or got in an accident. Giving them a pamphlet or something that shows the guidelines are given by the state, and are not "just" your opinion, might help too.

Good luck!




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