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Old 05-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #31
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My bumbo has no straps either. And I just realized that my babies will be 6 weeks tomorrow and I have yet to do official tummy time! I'm too scared to put them on the floor, lol. They have great head control, and often sleep on their belly on me, so I think we're good! So funny how things change from your first...
The swing and bouncers are lifesavers for me. I don't feel bad about a little bit of time in there, esp if it means I get a shower or food
I will admit I feel a bit guilty leaving them in their carseats on the rare occasion that we go out. I don't wear them nearly a much as my others. What if I only wear one, and it's always the same one? Will they be more attached? Will the other subconsciously be jealous later? I'm half joking...
Dr appt tomorrow to determine if Adella has a tongue tie or other problem in her mouth. Not much else going on here. Lots of laundry, and I canned 15 jars of strawberry jam, oh and did the dishes for the first time in about four months! And now I know DH CAN do dishes, lol!

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:23 PM   #32
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I know a lady who had one twin who always wanted to be held and one perfectly happy in the car seat/swing/bouncer. Just personality.

Alie has excellent head control at 2 months. I don't have a bumbo but I usually start exersaucer type stuff around 4 months. I think if I put her in a bumbo she wouldn't be able to support her upper body and would be too slouchy.

Now that she's bigger its way easier to do legs out in the Moby (kangaroo hold??). Easier to adjust and tighten after babies in.

Found 2 small Booroi covers I'm trading for. Excited about that and the GAD. I've sold off a ton of nb stuff and made enough for DD1s lasts months tuition for the school year. Have some more stuff posted so hoping to make enough to fund more covers if I like either of these
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I just realized that my babies will be 6 weeks tomorrow and I have yet to do official tummy time!

What if I only wear one, and it's always the same one? Will they be more attached? Will the other subconsciously be jealous later? I'm half joking...
Meh. DS3 never had any "official" tummy time, and he did just fine Wearing baby counts as tummy time also

I understand the half-joking - I had the same thoughts when really thinking about twins and dealing with wearing, etc.

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Alie has excellent head control at 2 months. I don't have a bumbo but I usually start exersaucer type stuff around 4 months. I think if I put her in a bumbo she wouldn't be able to support her upper body and would be too slouchy.

I've sold off a ton of nb stuff and made enough for DD1s lasts months tuition for the school year.
We started using the exersaucer around 3 months with DS3 - he wasn't able to handle too long in it at that point before getting tired and starting to slouch (and then we'd take him out right away) but he really loved it, so we kept letting him in it
Usually the bumbo does a good job helping to support their upper torso - the sides tend to go up to baby's armpits and the back comes up a bit behind baby's neck. But baby has to have some strength to hold themselves up without slouching down, kwim?

for selling stuff! I'll have stuff to list and sell after Piper outgrows some diapers... but I'm sure I won't make terribly much because of shipping costs. Sucks to list nearly new stuff and basically send it out FFS.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #34
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So I joke about it being quiet and then don't post for 24 hours Nate has been a bit of a fuss bucket.
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Lots of laundry, and I canned 15 jars of strawberry jam, oh and did the dishes for the first time in about four months! And now I know DH CAN do dishes, lol!
Yay for jelly! We only canned 6 jars of jelly this year. Since we have to move all food on our own dime we don't want a whole pantry of jars to fit in the van. We will probably do a batch of salsa but not much else.

Bumbo - dh used it twice with ds1. I never used it. He slouched so much. Then it either got lost or I gave it away with our last move.

Speaking of losing things, Nate is in 3-6 months clothes (yay! But aww ) and I am missing two of my favorite onsies. I am so frustrated. I know I saw them in this house...

As far as swings go... I wish Nate liked the swing! Sometimes I am the only adult and I need two hands. I would have no guilt about using a swing. And really, I personally don't like cooking and nate-wearing. so even when Nate is in a wearable mood I rarely use the stove and "wear" him.
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Well, sometimes I feel like its swing, diaper change, nurse, swing. I try to hold him and he screams unless he's latched. I try to give him tummy time or playmat time and he hates it. I try to wear him and he arches his back and tries to flip out. What am I supposed to do? Tried the Moby today and he did the same thing as the boba - arch his back away from my body. He doesn't do the whole 'head on the chest' thing.

He was being alright so DH kept him and I got to bathe DD and spend a little time being mom to her. He looked like he was going to pass out, so I got ready for bed and now nursing and he looks wide awake. Hopefully not long.

This was his last day in a week of getting lots of mom time cause DH goes back to work tomorrow and life of 1 caretaker and 2 kids resumes.

6 week dr appt tomorrow for me. I'm 7 weeks but whatever.

Oh, pain is gone nursing. Either he adjusted how he uses his tongue or the 6 week growth spurt made his mouth bigger. We'll never know. Now if he'd only believe in happiness off the boob, we'd be set
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Speaking of losing things, Nate is in 3-6 months clothes (yay! But aww ) and I am missing two of my favorite onsies. I am so frustrated. I know I saw them in this house
Oh that's annoying! We had a few things that went missing when we moved here - I finally found the bag in the storage room under the stairs last year (5 years after losing it)!

I'm with you on the with baby growing. I can't believe how fast time is going and how big Piper is getting all ready. I am loving that she's taking a bit longer than the others did though She's gaining weight, but I guess not getting longer like the others did (she is, just not as quickly as they did I mean), still fitting in all the same clothes she's worn since birth, just filling them out more. I know it won't be forever though!

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Tried the Moby today and he did the same thing as the boba - arch his back away from my body. He doesn't do the whole 'head on the chest' thing.

Oh, pain is gone nursing. Either he adjusted how he uses his tongue or the 6 week growth spurt made his mouth bigger. We'll never know. Now if he'd only believe in happiness off the boob, we'd be set
Argh, I think that's what Piper doesn't like about being worn sometimes - she wants to hold herself off my chest, so she can look around - nosey chickie

I'm so glad the pain is gone for you! Don't care about the why, really, just glad it's gone!!! Hopefully the pain being gone + his nursing and some pumping will get him more content
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Re: Chat Thread ~May 26th - June 1st!

I've been spending the weekend cleaning THE WHOLE HOUSE and doing yard work with DH... haven't logged on a few days, I missed quite a bit! ...but I have clean floors!

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I have to admit, I read still but have a hard time relating now that they are born.

i feel so mainstream, it's hard to join in now. :/
There's lots of other stuff to talk about! We're pretty "mainstream", too. Diversity is what makes talking to other people fun!

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I did try to hold him up by his ankles. Weirded DH out. Lol
Mine probably would have flipped out, hehe.

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I don't know if I shared, but about a month ago my husband and two older boys were hit by a semi-truck on their way to school.
Oh, no! I don't remember hearing that. I'm glad everyone but the car is OK. I know how frustrating it is to have to get a new car when you're not expecting it. I like to research the crap out of my options and be able to take my time haggling, ect. I hope it is an easy process for you!


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AFM: Man, I really wish we could have some actual nice weather here. We had cold and snow forever, then we had, literally, a handful of warm, sunny days, and now we've had weeks (and weeks to come) of cooler temps and rain. I'm tired of dealing with SAD - during the winter is one thing, but come June? I should be getting relief now, being able to be outside in the sun.
I hope you can get some nice weather, soon! That's why I moved to the south from the northeast coast. I was sick of the snow, cold and dreary weather.

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Luke still prefers the swing. I hate putting him in there - feels neglectful. But he's happy there.

Sorta hitting me how much time we have left before DH heads to Korea. Ugh. It's really not much when you consider about 16 weekends, he has races out of town scheduled for 3 of those, so 13 weekends. Then he thinks I should move to Texas, so if that happens, I'd like to know NOW since the USAF won't pay for the move and I would have a lot to do.
If he's happy in the swing, don't feel bad! Take it to your benefit and continue to spend time with DD, clean, ect when he is in it. Luke especially seems to get plenty of Mommy/boob time, so I definitely wouldn't feel guilty about putting him it the swing a few times during the day to get a break.

Enjoy those next few weekends with DH and all the moving stuff gets figured out for you sooner rather than later so you can prep!

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I've sold off a ton of nb stuff and made enough for DD1s lasts months tuition for the school year. Have some more stuff posted so hoping to make enough to fund more covers if I like either of these
Sweet! I've started selling some things on FSOT, but so far only enough to buy some more diapers next size up.

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Oh, pain is gone nursing. Either he adjusted how he uses his tongue or the 6 week growth spurt made his mouth bigger. We'll never know. Now if he'd only believe in happiness off the boob, we'd be set
I'm so happy that there is no more pain!! I felt so bad for you. Hopefully now it will make his constant boob need a bit easier to cope with.

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I'm with you on the with baby growing. I can't believe how fast time is going and how big Piper is getting all ready.
I have no idea what everyone is talking about. My baby is NEVER growing up.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:01 AM   #38
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Like canadian said, wearing your baby counts as "tummy time" because the same physiological demands are made on baby's body.

Ezra has developed a cough, like a scary, could-need-albuterol cough (all three of my other boys have RAD and we have all the accoutrements -- inhalers, nebulizer, meds, masks, steriods). So far he just coughs every once in a while, but it sounds bad. He also has no fever. But he has had that stuffy nose for three weeks. If he didn't have that appointment with the specialty pediatrician tomorrow for the tongue-tie evaluations I would be pretty worried. I figured if I took him in today it would be a prompt-care place, which there are none in my town my insurance covers, plus, I hate when you have little guys and the providers aren't little-guy specialists; so often they do what they can but always say, you need to get to your ped asap. I hope, hope, hope he is good through the night!

We went to see Iron Man 3 today, and Ezra napped and nursed through the whole movie. We all really liked it -- we are huge Marvel fans (Marvel and Hot Wheels, that's what you get with boys).

Keep you posted about our appointment! I plan to pick her brain, take pictures, and document, document, document for learning purposes.
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I've been reading through all the threads trying to catch up. As far as using the swing...totally use it if it helps! Fussy babies are soooo hard. Nova is starting to get a bit better during the day where she isn't crying the entire time she is awake.

As for baby liking being worn, Nova isn't happy in our carrier at first. She will scream and arch her back. But I've found a way to settle her down almost right away. I basically do step aerobics--step up a step, then down, then up, etc. It's tiring, but it works. I discovered it when DH was gone last week, and it's the only thing that will consistently calm her down. Then once her eyes start to get heavy or once she is calm, I walk quickly around the house with an exaggerated bounce, almost like a jog. Nova doesn't like her head against me all the time either unless she's fast asleep. Our Bamberoo wrap tai has a headrest, so she can lean back. Here is the position she likes to be in





And a few were talking about froggying legs. I really don't like that position, so I always do legs out from the beginning. If you have a mei tai, you can cinch the bottom narrower using a ribbon or string. In this pic, I am using the chest strap to cinch it, but it's the same idea (see the very bottom between her legs):



In our Moby, I have to hold her head because she likes it away from me. Once she is asleep, I tuck her head in. I never do the cradle position; I'm always scared about positioning the head wrong and restricting oxygen. Plus, I've never found it comfy.

Tummy time--I've never done it with my girls. They walked at 8 and 9 months, so their muscles obviously developed fine without it. They both were worn at least 4 hours a day though.
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I could be totally wrong! My babies have never had streaking/staining, even when only pooping once a week or so. So I would find that odd and worrisome, especially along with the fussiness.

Cecili - Have you taken Ben to a chiropractor at all? Is there any way you can? That could help with general fussiness, or definitely help with bowel troubles if that's what's happening.
Nova streaks in many of her diapers, and she is fussy toon. But I don't correlate the streaks to the fussiness.



I forgot to share a total "duh" moment. Nova was always crying and fussy while nursing....gagging, coughing, etc. I researched, and it sounded like forceful letdown. Some of the suggestions were to nurse her more upright and tilt her head back while she is eating. Well that fixed it right away. I had her way too curled up, where her chin was touching her chest. Try swallowing with your chin touching your chest...hard, isn't it? Duh me. Anyway, I'm glad I figured that out finally.
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