dashook have you looked into a zipadeezip? It's supposed to keep their arms from waking them up but it's safe if they can roll, you can even put them in it in a car seat.
I tried it once for a nap and she still woke herself up. It's weird, she basically bashes herself about her face and head until she wakes up. She's just a very restless sleeper. Maybe I'll give it another shot.
So, it appears we are back to swaddling at night. D slept until 6:30 this morning without waking up. Well actually I think I did hear her mewling a little bit at one point but she stopped and went back to sleep on her own. I ended up getting a full 8 hours. Pretty obvious what I'm thankful for today!
About the swaddle though. WTF do I do? She apparently can't sleep without it because of her wild, crazy arms. And I guess she has decided she doesn't want to sleep on her belly. I'm at a loss. Has anyone else dealt with this?
Yes and it has taught me how little sleep I truly need. She's in the zipadee zip at night, but it only helps with her not shredding her face open. It does nothing to actually help her sleep IMO.
Post by sophiegrace on May 11, 2017 10:41:19 GMT -5
hangry it's so similar to cow protein that there's more of a chance the body will recognize it as something bad than not. I'm in so deep at this point that it's not worth it for me to try, but it doesn't stop me from practically having to restrain myself when I see it on someone else's plate.
There were doughnuts at work yesterday and it was such an overwhelming feeling of 'want' that I didn't recognize myself. Ugh.
sophiegrace Did you decide on the mothers helper? Has she started? If so, how's it going?
Thanks for asking. I was going to bring her up before, but didn't know how without sounding like I was whining. At the time we decided to hire her things were...emotional. And we thought we were definitely going to need more help. I wish we had just waited another week or two because it would have been more apparent that we didn't need her. That would have solved everything because I didn't really want her here from the beginning.
LSS I don't like her and think she's very manipulative. And then last week there was an incident when she was watching her while I was working that I haven't been able to shake. I'm still trying to make it work and just assert myself better, but I don't see it working long term. It's just one of those annoying situations I'm not happy to be in, by when I look at the big picture I feel like I can't really complain.
Can shots make you sleepy the next day? J took a 3 hour nap from 10-1, which is unusual for him, and it's almost 3 and he's about to pass out again. He was completely normal yesterday.. not extra sleepy or fussy. But today he seems extra tired.
M hasn't had her 6 month appointment yet, but her 4 months shots didn't hit her until the next day.
Not much here, just DH coming home! His flights going to be 40 minutes early so I have to leave early! He's flying into Logan but I'm picking him up at Alewife Station (I'm pretty sure only dashook, knows where that is.. lol) LizInFL, welcome back! I've been hit and miss on here! Between trying to socialize L and helping with this shotgun wedding, I've been busy! This weekend will be sporadic between Maine and
I'm thankful for a mom who can come up and help when DH isn't home!
Post by sophiegrace on May 11, 2017 20:26:30 GMT -5
kleigh I still haven't posted in the monthly check in because I refuse to believe I have such a big girl. REFUSE! I'm sorry you didn't get any work done, but so happy you got some sister time in. How's your one sister feeling? All recovered?
Post by sophiegrace on May 11, 2017 20:44:20 GMT -5
vinolove and waitwhat I might go into more detail tomorrow. I'm very introverted and don't like people in my space so it's definitely partly that, but even with that awareness there are things she has said and done that make me really not care for her. H even agrees that we won't be leaving M alone with her and he's way more open minded and trusting.
Post by tallblonde on May 11, 2017 21:02:47 GMT -5
Late to the party today..
Just went through N's clothes in search of her clean pants that I couldn't find, but I knew I folded.. turns out I had put them away, but they were hiding behind all of her too small pants. Now she has a very neat marie kondo style dresser, only because most of her clothes are in the laundry or being shipped..
We have our a weight check tomorrow and an ear check. Daycare finally understood that I meant business about bottles before solids, her teacher was so proud to say she had 4 bottles today.
Post by goldenlove3 on May 11, 2017 21:16:50 GMT -5
kleigh Is it weird to go back and forth between two different size babies? I held my friends baby a couple weeks ago (she is 12 lbs) and I thought I was going to accidentally throw her when I picked her up lol.
sophiegrace I'm sorry you aren't liking that lady. Is she doing anything useful or at this point do you just dread when she's there?
sophiegrace, I'm of the mindset that if you don't feel you can trust her alone with the baby, you need someone new! That's preventing you from fully committing to doing work if you are constantly keeping one ear out to make sure she's doing okay! Just my opinion!
So here I am up at 3am again! L had been STTN (at least from 9:30-5am) up until last week, he started waking up at 3am (literally 2:54am on the button) to eat? It seemed like gas in my sleep haze but now that I'm getting used to it, it seems to be just to eat! Is this a regression? Is this how regression works? I know some of you would kill for a baby who slept that long, and I'm sorry if this seems basic, but we had a routine, why/what change(d)?
goldenlove3 YES it is VERY VERY weird lol. Everyone says the same thing, if they hold him first and then hold her they're like "omg she's like a feather" and vice verse if youhd her first and then him it's like "YIKES he's heavy" (he's really not but the vast difference throws you off). I am still not used to it, it astounds me every day when I lift one and then the other.
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