Baby/Kid Chat -- November

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Tue, 11-02-2010 - 1:58pm

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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 1:15pm

Sounds like a lot of us have this thing. I heard it is going around like wildfire. It was weird David had it over several days. He was sick on Monday evening fine Tues and Wed and sick again yesterday. The doctor said that is normal with this thing. Now I feel even worse b/c the girl who watches David her daughter has it.

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

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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 1:15pm
Wow - so many sickies on the board! I hope everyone feels better soon!

Ash - congrats on being an auntie! What a tiny baby for 38 weeks - that's crazy! I'm sure you'll definitely be the fun aunt :)

AFM - things are plugging along here. I'm still pretty much EP'ing. We did have a decent feed on Wednesday night, but by decent I mean he was latched on for 30-40 minutes but must not have got very much milk because he had a full bottle right after. Oh, well. I'm starting to come to terms with the idea I might have to EP.

Also, my IL's are coming to visit next week and I'm SO dreading it :( I get annoyed with them when I'm feeling normal, let alone being sleep deprived and overly emotional. MIL is very passive-aggressive and loves to lay the guilt trip (she was upset and gave DH the silent treatment when he mentioned the very possibility that we *might* ask them to stay in a hotel during their visit because Evan's not even a month old :P). Plus, I hate having to change our routine (for example, right now I pump on our living room couch, but that's not going to happen when they're around). At least the visit is only for a few days, but I have a feeling I'm either going to blow up at them or just stay in our bedroom the whole time! LOL!




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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 1:25pm
Alyssa- even after a full nursing session Teddy can still drink a bottle, most babies can. They have a natural urge to drink and drinking from a bottle is very easy so they often do. It isn't a good sign for whether they drank enough or not. The only thing I know of that really shows it, is a weigh in before and after. Which I would only do if a LC recommended it,as it can be stressful.
But at this point I would just go with gut feeling. You felt like he had a great feed on Wednesday, he was content and sucking... that sounds like a perfect nursing session to me:D Pretty soon hopefully every day will have at least one of these, and then two or three or ... :D :D

Sorry about the in-laws visiting, I would ask them to leave the room so that you can still pump in the living room, why should you have to hide in your own house? I know easier said then done. I hope the visit flies by!
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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 2:01pm

Alyssa--

I just used a nursing cover and stayed on the couch. You shouldn't have to change your routine for the inlaws. I refused to hide in my house; if they want to visit, they can deal. Of course, my MIL is more aggressive than passive-aggressive. That makes a difference.

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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 4:45pm

Sorry about all the sickness, ladies, that is no fun!

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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 7:16pm
Ella, I can not believe that Eliza is one already! That totally blows my mind. You're such a good mommy to do all that for her birthday, way cool!

AFM, the stomach bug has visited James as well, no vomiting thank goodness, but he's had awful diarrhea since Monday, and subsequently we're dealing with his first every awful diaper rash. No fun at all. A cute side story though, for some reason while I'm changing his diaper and he's crying because it hurts I always repeat "I know" and "I'm sorry" a lot, so now every time he has a poopy diaper, he cries "I know, I know." He clearly has no idea what that means, but associates with a sore bottom, lol.

I'm getting a little nervous to have a new baby around the house. James is just so much work on his own. We went to visit a friend's baby today and he would totally freak out if I tried to hold it, or put him down for a minute to help my friend with sometime. I really, really hope he's not that way with our baby, but I can't say I have very high hopes. He can be pretty possessive and needy. Ugh, I do not need to stress about this right now, James is going to be waaaay more mature in 7 weeks, right?

Sorry for the lack of personals ladies, James is whining at me to get off the computer, but I wanted to check in at least.
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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 10:37pm

Ella - Happy Birthday to Eliza! I hope the snow that we are supposed to get doesn't impede her birthday too much. Sounds like most of what we are supposed to get is on the westside (my side of the world) and in the morning, so hopefully it won't bug you guys too much.

Grace - I am sure that James will be better once he is around the baby more. It will just take time. Good Luck and try not to stress about it.

AFM - I am feeling better. DH and I had a night in - watching the Clash of the Titans, not my kind of movie, kind of boring. But the little one is down. Tomorrow we are supposed to go out with my SIL & BIL so I am hoping the snow doesnt affect that. We want to ask them to be Gabby's Godparents and also her guardians. DH has to work in the morning, so I will be by myself again this weekend.. I know it's not his fault it just sucks. A friend of mine is supposed to be coming over on Sunday. I won' believe it until she is actually here. I have mentioned her awhile back, we had some arguements and I refuse to go to her house if her husband around and since he doesn't work, he is always there, so she is coming here. I am trying ot be open minded about it, but we haven't seen each other since our big fight, so we will see.


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Sat, 11-13-2010 - 8:25pm

Hi everyone!
Well everything is finally back to normal in our house. David seems to have his appetite back big time. He screamed and fussed all day until he finally was fed. I was trying to be careful until I knew he was 100%.

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

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Sat, 11-13-2010 - 9:36pm

Sandy - Glad everything is going back to normal! That's great.

Ella - I was thinking about you with the snow today, hopefully you didn't too much. I think we got about 4 or 5 inches. DH used the snowblower and it took him a lot longer since it was so heavy. we also lost our electricity for a few hours. He was at work today and ended up coming home early because they lost electricity there too.

AFM - I am totally in a crabby mood and had an awful awful day today. The only good thing was that DH came home early today and that I am feeling better. The snow really wasn't what I wanted, although it's pretty, I am just not ready for it yet, but it's here and nothing I can do about it. We were supposed to go to dinner wtih my BIL & SIL tonight. We were all ready to go and Gabby was being fussy all day. I think she is going through a growth spurt and needing to eat more. But this afternoon, every time I tried to feed her she would either scream or eat for like 5 or 10 minutes (instead of her usual 20 or 25). and then an hour later she would be hungry again. So DH called his brother to see if they wanted to come to the house instead and we would order something and have it at our house. His brother said "Well let me talk about it and I will get back to you" so he talked wtih my SIL and called us back and said they were going to go to a movie instead. What? We were totally shocked. I am so hurt right now. They didn't say anything like, "well we were really looking forward to a night out etc." I know I shouldn't take it personal but I really am. They were all set to come down until we asked if they wanted to stay instead. We did this ALL the time when my niece was younger. she was a super colicy baby and my SIL didn't want to take her out, I totally got that, so we would order in or whatever. I didn't think it would be a big deal, but apparently it was. We had wanted to ask them to be god parents, but now we are sort of re-thinking that. I know it's only one time, but Its something that really hurt DH and I...so we are going to think about it a little more.

Also my FIL hasn't gotten back to us at all about our trip to canada and when we were leaving...DH emailed him on Thursday and still hasn't gotten anything back from him. Seems really strange, but oh well. DH is going to call him on Monday if he hasn't emailed or called about it. We were doing bills and our outlook is not good. We are really going to have to cut back (which makes me not want to go to Canada and just stay in town). We also can't get gabby really anything for Christmas. I might make her something, like her stocking or something wtih the yarn I have left over from her blanket. but who knows if I will be able to get that done. luckily it's not a huge deal because she is so young she won't remember it. but I still feel awful about it all. Going ot have to seriously cut back on things over the next few months.

Hope people are having a better weekend than I am.


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Sat, 11-13-2010 - 10:22pm

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