Baby/Kid Chat -- November

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Baby/Kid Chat -- November
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Tue, 11-02-2010 - 1:58pm

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 9:52am
Hi Elyse,

Good for you for making the career change! It sounds like a really good arrangement for everybody. William sounds like such a sweetie and growing up quickly! Glad we'll see you around more often soon :)

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 9:55am
Hi Cassie,

Sorry for the job issues on your end and for a very insensitive DH. I hear ya that would TOTALLY piss me off too. I really hope you can get out of your job soon though after the holidays, it will surely improve just a bit at least on the hours (hopefully?!)....the retail hours during Christmas season are insane. Hugs!

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 9:57am
The pics are super cute, especially the last one! You sound so busy and I'm so happy your PG is normal and stress-free right now, sounds like you're getting organized to add newbie to the mix. Im sure it makes it a bit easier to chase the small ones around. Hope Desmond takes to potty training soon, having 3 in diapers would stress me out too. Eloise looks like such a sweetie, love love her little skirt!!

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 10:03am
I've heard that sickness can throw them off but it could be any number of things....teething pain or the normal developmental sleep regression that is usually around 4 months. Maxim didnt hit his sleep regression until 5.5 months though but hes getting up anywhere between 4 and 6am for a feed and then he'll go back to sleep until 7 or 8am. Thankfully its only once a night. Maxim also hasnt been sick at all yet (knock wood) and there was one night he woke up at midnight with teething pain but once I got him some Hylands gel and nursed him, he fell right back to sleep.

I've figured out now that Maxim gets distracted when he is in my arms at night when we're trying to put him down. He used to get super drowsy before I put him in his crib, now he's drowsy but still alert enough to look around, stroke my face, etc. So I'll cuddle with him for 10-15 minutes after his feed and then put him down in his crib awake with his Sleep Sheep. He cries and flips himself over which makes him more mad but after 10 minutes, he's usually asleep. If he's really upset about being on his belly or has his limbs stuck in the crib, we'll go flip him back over and give back his paci. Maybe try to put her in the crib awake and let her cry just a bit. Check on her, rub her tummy, give her a paci...for awhile Maxim would really fight going to sleep from being awake on his own but its getting much much better.

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 10:13am

AFM,

Thanks ladies for listening to me vent. I feel much better the last few days, though yesterday was AWFUL again. Poor Maxim, I just wish his teeth would come through. And I told DH last night that I will NOT budge on getting a second car before baby #2....staying home all day with no car is driving me right insane. He got home last night and I felt so defeated and worn out from listening to my crabby baby all day...and winter is coming....sigh. We are starting swimming soon so that will help.

So I escaped to the mall last night after the babe went to bed for some retail therapy and got most of my Christmas shopping done. I felt very productive, haha!

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 10:37am

I don't have much time to write but we are going through sleep issues again. He slept well for about a month now and now the past two nights he's gotten up. I think he may be getting more teeth but also I think he may be going through a growth spurt. He has been eating so much I thought it was b/c on Saturday when he was so hungry after his illness. . I am going to try and feed him more before bed tonight so maybe he can sleep the night. I was getting used to him sleeping through the night finally. And my DH is out of town until Fri so it iwll be just me. I hope this is temporary and he doesn't get to getting up again.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 7:25pm
Ruby,

I don't think DH really did it on purpose it just how it worked. Though after talking to him I think it will be better. I mean I really shouldn't complain he takes care of Simon and does most of the house hold stuff since I live at the store and not at home. Or thats how it seems. As for the whole jos situation, I have pretty much given up on applying for anything. I'm just going to have to be misserable until DH finishes school. Applying for jobs is just a waste of what little time I get with Simon.

 Cassie 

     

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Sat, 11-20-2010 - 11:16pm

Been awfully quiet around here - hope everyone is having a great weekend!

AFM - My baby girl is going to be 9 months on Monday...how the heck did that happen?!? We have her checkup next weekend. I really feel like she is moving toward being more like a toddler and less of a baby. (sniff, sniff) She is so mobile now - crawling like crazy and trying to pull up on furniture. Still no teeth yet but she

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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 10:03am
I just have to say that I completely understand your SIL and BIL. Every baby is different and honestly going out with Teddy in the first weeks was awful. Next time I wouldn't do it. Why should I? If someone wants to see the baby they can come to me, no reason for me to make myself more tired and exhausted trying to deal with a fussy baby away from home... If they live 5 minutes away you all could have walked over after dinner to bring them dessert or something like that:)

Just trying to throw out another perspective- sometimes it is hard to relate when things were very different for us.

Like I can't relate to my SIL at all so far as almost all her newborn does is sleep and lay there looking around basically silently. I don't think Teddy was ever quiet or content to lay by himself when he was awake the first months. :P
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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 10:18am

Hi everyone!

I've been able to stay sort of caught up since the posts are sent to my inbox. So here is a quick take on personals:

Cassie and Ruby: I am SO SO sorry about all the job frustration. I can't imagine all the work and time and thought you two are both putting into your searches and then getting nothing out of it. Of course I hope that you both find jobs soon. Cassie I also understand wanting to give up looking after having so many bad experiences. I hope that something still works out though.

Elyse: I love it when you make updates! It sounds like William is doing great and that switching to coaching full time will be the best for you and your family. I am sure it will be nice to be able to have William with you the whole day and to enjoy your job more. He can do so much- it is so exciting to hear about!

Sandy: I hope the sleep issues are just a temporary thing. David is going to be 1 so soon now- that is just so exciting!

Christine: I think it is great that you have been able to pump as long as you have!! I think the fact that you will still be able to nurse on-demand during morning and nights is nice. It sounds like the new job is really working out well for all of you. You sound so much less stressed! And no more horror boss stories:)

Alyssa: I hope all the tests come back good and that what happened with Evan was a one time thing.

Ella: I can't believe Eliza is a one year old now! How exciting for you:) She sounds like such a fun intelligent little girl.

Grace: I hope James is a superstar brother... I'm sure he will be, even if it takes a few weeks for him to catch on:D Your pregnancy has just flown by for me- I can't believe you will be having your second in just a few weeks. The "I know" story is so cute!

Jessica: I hope the Canada trip stuff gets cleared up. Regarding sleep Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child was always my reference book for what was normal when it comes to sleep. That being said Teddy was still doing 90 minute to 2 hour chunks at 3 months so I can only tell you it could be much worse LOL :D

Sarah: I hope you are having a great time with the kiddos and grandparents. The pictures are adorable!

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