Baby/Kid Chat - May

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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 2:21pm

I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day. My weekend started early on Friday. My husband and I went out to dinner at St. Elmo's steakhouse one of the premiere steakhouses in Indianapolis. We had a $100.00 gift card from his boss f rom Christmas and let me tell you that doesn't go very far there. We still ended up paying around $50.00. We originally had an event to go to on Fri and had the sitter lined up but then the event got rescheduled but since we had the sitter we decided to go out anyway.

Saturday, one of our friends from Texas came over. She ran in the Mini marathon which is joined with all the 500 festival events during the month of May in Indianapolis leading up to the Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day weekend. So, she came over for dinner and got to meet David. Anyway, she was asking us if we were going to have any more kids and my DH we were. So I was happy. He didn't tell her how far but he said he wanted them a few yrs apart so I am still hoping next summer he will agree. I am pretty sure he will. But at least he is finally on board with having two for good so that is a huge step. And to tell someone else he has to be serious.

Yesterday, we went out to lunch (it was lunch after we had to wait 50 min for a table) after chuch. We went to Scotty's Lakehouse which has awesome burgers. Then my husband made ribs for dinner and we had left over mashed potatoes from Friday night with it and vegetables. David made me a card that had a cut out of his hands and feet at the sitter on Friday.

I hope you all had a great day and hope to hear all about your Mother's Days.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 9:51pm
Hi all. I am feeling too tired to do personals right now, sorry. Glad everyone seems to be doing well though.

I am off dairy since last week, because Sullivan is having reflux and major screaming in pain periods, so I figured it was the easiest thing to start with to see if it helps. If it doesn't I will probably ask our pediatrician about medicine for him. It hasn't done much yet, but since it has been less then a week I am not expecting results till at least this weekend.

Otherwise Sully is doing well, he is normally waking about twice a night, once around 3 or 4 am and once around 6 am. He is smiling a lot now, and is almost rolling over. He can get on his side from both his back and front, but doesn't quite have the momentum to go all the way over.

Desmond enjoys carrying him around, which means I need to watch him at all times, when he is not in the co-sleeper or swing, since otherwise I end up with a baby being carried to the sofa or me, without permission! Desmond still can't remember his name half the time though, he waits for Eloise to say it, and then says Sully's name.

Desmond went to the soccer fields today for the first time without me or DH (or other family member watching him). Some of the neighborhood kids came over and invited him. One of their mother's was taking everyone. It made him seem so big, going somewhere not supervised by me or DH (or my in-laws or parents). It was a nice break from the consistent talking though!

Eloise loves her baby too, and will pat him or give him the pacifier when he is crying. She still calls him "my baby!" though she knows his name without any issues at all. Not that much new with her, though she is building 3 dimensional building with our various blocks, legos and magnatiles, which is fairly impressive.

I had a good mother's day, we didn't do much. We went down to my in-laws and they entertained the small ones while DH napped and I read, which worked for me it was a nice break for awhile.

I am still getting help even though Sully Bear is 6 weeks tomorrow. My in-laws are still coming up once or twice a week to give me a bit of a break, which is really appreciated. I feel a lot better, but I am still not fully recovered from my c-section.

Not much else going on right now, I am still taking things slow and adjusting to having 3 rather then two. It is definitely a harder adjustment for me then going from 1 to 2.



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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 10:48pm

I'm going to attempt to do personals for the people I didn't get in my one-off responses...

Ella – Put me down for the low libido group, LOL! It has gotten better, but it’s certainly not what it used to be. Lingerie seems to help though. ;-)

Kelly – I just saw your new siggy (been reading from my phone so couldn’t see it until I logged into my laptop) and I can’t believe how big Elena is now! I’m so sorry to hear things still aren’t great with DH. I forget, have you tried couples counseling?

Sandy – Sounds like you had a weekend filled with great food! Hooray for DH still being on board with TTC #2. I agree that is a big step if he is telling other people about it.

Sarah – Sorry to hear about Sully’s possible dairy issues. Is it at all possible that you have an oversupply? The reason I ask is that there was a mom who just posted to my LLL group today about the same issue and someone suggested that it may be oversupply and not dairy. I love hearing the stories about Desmond and Eloise. You’re lucky you have so many family members to help you out. Just curious, what things in particular are harder about going from 2 to 3 than 1 to 2? Or is it just the whole ‘we’re outnumbered now’ thing? :-D

AFM – Last week was my first week home FT with Selin and it wasn’t easy. She was going on a 2-week cold and was being super crabby and clingy so I took her to the ped and sure enough, she had a slight ear infection in one ear. So we’re on antibiotics again. (By the way, has anyone ever tried putting breast milk in babies’ ear for infections? I always think about it after I’ve refilled her Rx.) She was only napping once/day, if I was lucky, and that was only if I held her so needless to say, I did not get much accomplished last week. This week has been totally different. She slept 11-12 hours straight through the night over the weekend and took really good naps. Today she took two naps as well so I was a happy mommy. It’s weird because when she was going to the sitter, she was not tired for her morning nap but she'd be too tired for the afternoon nap so she ends up only getting one. But when she’s home with me, I can usually get her to take two. Oh well. As long as it’s working I guess I shouldn’t mess with it, right?

In job-related news, I did email my boss last week about the status of the FT position and he said he had to talk to the VP and would get back to me. Still no word yet, but I’m going to give him another week and then bug him again. I’d really like to know before we leave for Turkey in two weeks, if nothing else. Then today, I got an email from a school district close to my home to come in for a ‘screening interview’ this coming Friday. It’s a really competitive district so I was shocked I even got chosen for a screening. I’ll be meeting with two principals from two different schools and from what I’ve been told, I’m not really supposed to ask many questions or bring any documents. They just drill us with a bunch of questions for like 30 minutes straight. Should be interesting!

My Mother’s Day was pretty low-key. My parents were up our way on Friday so I saw my mom then. DH took Selin to his mom’s briefly on Sunday while I ventured out to find a swimsuit. Two stores later, I finally found one and at 50% off so I was happy. I was depressed that I had to get a size bigger than my current suit though. Darn post-baby body! When I came home, DH had bought me tulips and we had a nice barbecued dinner and went for a walk after dinner.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 9:32am
Christine you can do the breastmilk in the ear even when on antibiotics. It won't hurt anything. I have heard great things about it, but since we've only ever had one ear infection in the past 4 years, I've never personally tried it.

As for oversupply, it is possible since I always have oversupply, but I am already doing everything I can for oversupply. I always block feed, and I will pump off the foremilk if I am engorged as well. Sully only gets one breast for a 3 hour block before switching. Plus his poop is the seedy yellow/orange color it should be so it shouldn't be a fore/hind milk imbalance. I did think about it, but the signs are more of an intolerance/reflux signs then oversupply.

2 to 3 is harder partially because of my recovery I think. With Eloise I was up and running by 48 hours post birth. Sure I needed a nap every once in awhile, but other then that, I didn't have any issues. With Sully I am still recovering 6 weeks later, and still not completely up to speed, so I am getting closer. The whole almost needing a blood transfusion, c-section, major surgery with issues, low blood supply, Oxycontin withdraw issues, have not helped at all. Plus it is harder getting 3 ready to go anywhere then 2. It is kind of intimidating to take more children then you have hands out somewhere, even if one will be worn so he doesn't need a hand. I think it would have been an easier transition if I had had at VBAC, like planned rather then the c-section with issues that occurred instead.



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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 8:26am

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 10:26am
Sorry if this is TMI - but we finally DTD today, first time since Theodore was born. Thankfully it didn't hurt and I wasn't that dry, but I couldn't get it out of my head about getting PG. I was really terrified. I know I am on the mini-pill, but I still made DH use back-up. Both of my babies were conceived in May and I was nearing panic attack stage about getting PG while DTD. I would try to hold off on doing it till June if I could, but our anniversary is next week.

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 11:08am

Sorry for the blank post earlier. My phone decided to post before I was ready. LOL

Mari - How was your nonna's surgery? Hope she's recovering well!

Kate - Your thoughts on DTD are not stupid at all! We waited about 3 months PP before DTD as well and I was so scared it was going to hurt, which it did, but it wasn't terrible. I'm on the minipill as well, but we don't use condoms, only withdrawal as backup, and since we won't have maternity coverage until I find a job, I do worry whenever DH doesn't pull out in time. If it wasn't for the whole insurance thing, I wouldn't be worried about an oops at all. Btw, when do you think you'll TTC #3? :-)

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 1:40pm
Nope, not stupid at all! I did the same thing, for some reason I felt so unprotected with just the minipill!!!! In the end, i ditched the pill and we went with just condoms until now.

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 3:05pm

Hey All,

Reading but no time for personals--welll okay I just don't feel like it.

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Fri, 05-13-2011 - 8:33am
Adrienne. I think it is just normal.. All of it!! Remeber they come from a time when child rearing was a lot different! Also, although BLW is great and I kind of did it with Fede, it is also a little tricky. You need to be with them EVERY second! I remember once I gave Fede a slice of apple, and took the dirty dishes to the sink. When I came back he was all red and coughing, so I took him upside down, patted his back and the whole chunk of apple came out. BIGGEST SCARE OF MY LIFE... So their fears are not completely ridiculous, you know?. Just make sure that you give him very small pieces so if he chokes they won't completely obstruct his wind pipe.

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