WTTG Mom's April Updates

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WTTG Mom's April Updates
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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 11:40am
Okay I am not sure how to put the tickers in the post, but since it is now April, I figured we should start a new thread.











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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 1:41pm

Megan has started to learn how to throw temper tantrums and now throws them at every available oppotunity.

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 4:00pm

Congrats again, Kim! And this time it will be exactly the age gap you've always aimed for, right? :-) I hope I'll follow you soon!


Ash - in response to the March thread: I'm glad Theo passed his tests and he's home with you now! And I hope you will feel better soon. As the others have said it's perfectly normal, but it hits you so much harder than you'd think. I think I struggled for at least 4-5weeks, and was still crying daily after a month. I think at about 6 weeks PP I came to that point where I could look back and noticed I felt much better;

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 4:17pm

Kim, congrats on being prego again! How exciting to be there already. I hope you get Miss Megan over her tempers.


Anna, I guess I missed that Teddy doesn't eat real food yet. That would be a little disturbing and worrysome for you I'm sure. I hope that you find somethings out when you go to the new dr. I'm excited for Simon to get there so I can make his food. Though I don't want him growing up to quick. It is such a fine line.


Ash, the first two weeks were probably the hardest for me. Along with all the BF issues we had which I think made it even harder on me. I hope that Theo is doing better and that you are feeling better soon. I think it is really great that your DH is being so helpful. That is really an important thing in my book. DH has been so great helping with Simon.


AFM, we just got back from our trip to Kansas. Simon did really well. He got to meet all kinds of family members. Simon's party was alot of fun. Had over 50 people come. We actually had 4 generations on both sides of my family while we were down there. As happy as I was to go see my family and now to be home, the down side is I have one more week at home with Simon. This time next week I'll be sleeping to go to work.


Couple of questions:


Does anyone else LO flop around in their sleep? Simon has been sleeping in his own room since about 2 weeks old and when we were sleeping the other night he was so nosy! he would pick up his legs and flop them back and forth. He has yet to completly roll over but boy howdy was he flailing his legs.


How young can babies have seasonal allergies? Simon had his two month appointment back on the 23rd. That night he started coughing and you could hear snot in his sinuses. DH had a small cold so we figured he had gotten it from dad. Though the more I watch him the more I have decided it was just allergies. He wasn't acting fussy or having the runs or vomiting. DH and I both have allergies and since things are finally starting to bloom and sprout I really think he was just having some slight allergies. Any thoughts?


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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 5:37pm

Oh my gosh Kim, congratulations!! Wishing you a H&H 9 months and hope Megan's tantrums go away soon!


Anna - Sorry to hear about Teddy's food troubles. I'd be concerned as well. I hope the pedi at the hospital will be able to diagnose the issue.


Ash - In response to your last post, I also had the baby blues the first week so you are definitely not alone. The important thing is to keep an eye on it 3-4 weeks from now and if you are still feeling the same, def. talk to your doc about PPD.


Cassie - Selin has also had some brief congestion (like for an hour!) the other night but since it didn't persist and she had no other symptoms, I didn't call her pedi. I remember at one of her last appts. when we asked the pedi about her sneezing and sometimes sounding congested she said it is normal for newborns. As for nighttime, Selin makes little noises sometimes during the night but I have gotten so used to it that it doesn't even phase me anymore. She has been sleeping in her crib from day one.


Ashley - Selin also has a hard time going down for naps. Well, she'll fall asleep in my arms but as soon as I put her down, no matter how long I wait, she wakes up. We even went for a 2 mile walk today hoping it would make her nice and sleepy and I gave her a bath this afternoon but she's still awake. Grr. My friend is giving me her swing tomorrow so I'm hoping that will help Selin fall asleep for naps because I am spending so many hours/day trying to get her to sleep. Some days are good though and she goes down without a problem but other days I feel like I'm spending the entire day trying to get her to nap so I can get stuff done around the house. Btw, how is it going with school?


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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 8:40pm

Hi all! New to the board, my intro is above! Other then that not much going on here other then I am really sick and getting married tomorrow, which should be fun. I just hope I feel better by Friday when I go on my honeymoon! We have set your next TTC date to be August 2012 so gonna be WTT for awhile yet.

To squeaker: Yes babies can have allergies. Jensen gets stuffy with watery eyes randomly too and I have seasonal allergies so it wouldn't surprise me that that's what was up.



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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 8:41pm
woops meant OUR not YOUR TTC date lol!



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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 10:31pm
Hi Amy. We are in the same play group. :) Hope you are feeling better tomorrow for the big day. Where is the honeymoon going to be?


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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 10:34pm

Anna--I have heard of a lot of kids with allergies not "wanting" to eat--I think it is a natural defense kind of thing. There was one Mom on the Extended BFing board whose daughter ended up having a bunch of allergies, and she didn't eat more than a few tablespoons of food all day until she was over 2!! Anyway, hopefully Teddy doesn't have allergies and hopefully he eats before he is two, but that is definitely one reason I have heard of why babies don't want to eat.

I wonder if it might be a texture thing, too? Does he seem to prefer baby food to finger food, smooth food to crunchy food, do you notice any patterns like that? I have heard of a LOT of people who have had texture issues with their kid that results in them either not eating or being very picky--lucky it's definitely something that they slowly grow out of.

Either way I hope it's nothing serious! KUP we love that cute boy.

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 11:28pm

Kim - OMG congrats! I forgot you were going to be TTC again so soon. Wow, #4! I'm still so incredibly exhausted after one. LOL. I hope Megan gets out of the temper tantums soon - I didn't realize they could start so soon.


Anna - I'm sorry Teddy is still having so much trouble with food. Elena is not interested whatsoever in anything that isn't perfeclty, smoothly pureed, but at least she will eat that. She'd eat purees until she blew up. I hope they can figure out what Teddy's issue is and that it's nothing to difficult to overcome!


Cassie - when Elena was itty bitty she made all kinds of noises in her sleep. Little vocal noises. But she never really moved around too much. As for allergies, I don't know if a baby that young can have them, but I suppose they can. It could also just be a cold too - a cold doesn't have to be accompanied by a fever, fussiness, or tummy troubles. A cold in a baby might only be noticeable as simple sniffles. Either way, I hope he feels better soon!


Amy - welcome! I will have to go read your intro. :)


AFM - we've had a pretty miserable day here. Elena is having a bad time with teething and also has a BAD diaper rash AGAIN. I am at a loss as to what to do to prevent the rashes - we use unscented diapers/wipes/etc., I use a barrier cream EVERY time I change her, and I change her often. I also try to let her have as much "air time" as reasonably possible. The doctor gave us an anti-fungal cream last time as she figured it was probably yeast, so I started using that again today. Oh and I also feed her lots of yogurt too (they say that helps to prevent yeast infections in adults so I figure it would be the same for babies?) I was pretty stressed this evening by the time DH came home from work, and I guess it rubbed off on him and he got really angry with me and said some really stupid things. He told me to leave and that I was useless and not a good mom. Yup. So I sat in my bedroom for an hour crying and trying to



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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 2:03am

Congrats Kim!!!! That is wonderful:)

AFM: I feel like every possible obstacle is being set in front of us. Teddy's bilirubin levels are going down but since he received the sugar water transfusion for a few days I now don't produce enough milk. So I am now pumping for 10 minutes after every feed- this wouldn't be so bad but Teddy is really lazy at the breast he mainly just suckles no matter what we do to motivate/ wake him up. This leads to him nursing for hours on end because he is barely getting anything the whole time. Which means in the past 24 hours I have gotten about 21/2 hours of sleep and have been nursing for about 20. Thomas and I are completely at our wits ends. My midwife is coming again today and we are going to talk about supplementing because A) Theodor needs to start gaining weight and B) I can not go through another night like last night.

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