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Old 05-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #21
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I have never understood the formula threads here. Both my boys eat every two hrs or so, have days where they cluster feed, etc. they def didn't STTN early! I wish!
Yup. I know plenty of FF babies who weren't great sleepers! I've done both FF and BF so I just think its the baby. I think when people switch and it "magically" fixes things theres something else going on, like mild sensitivities, poor latch, etc and baby is actually satisfied. Who knows though...

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Old 05-26-2013, 11:05 PM   #22
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DD was ff and ate every 2 hrs during the day but was a champion sleeper early on. I agree that it wasn't likely the formula though. I was surprised and relieved to read that you eff though. Like I said in the other thread, I love the diversity. And it helps as I journey through this to be reminded that both choices are valid if we decide to change courses.

I just slept about an hour on the floor under the bassinet to replace the paci 500x.

And yes, my doula knows a chiropractor in Boise who does babies. I'm gonna give them a call Tuesday. My gut just tells me it could help. My gut is also scared of someone messing with my baby's spine.

I did try to hold him up by his ankles. Weirded DH out. Lol
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:23 AM   #23
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Emily did I ever tell you I lived in Boise growing up? I have a sister that lives in Emmett.

Poopy streaks can be the result of constipation or encopresis in children, but that is different than a baby getting only breastmilk. There continues to be laxative properties in breastmilk even after the colostrum has phased out. Breastmilk even has hormones in it that change the motility of the gut. We talk about, in my house, how weird it would be to only eat breastmilk for so long!? Kind of milk dog food, I guess, lol. It does change flavor and aroma according to what Mom eats, but still, isn't it odd to think our babies survive on it? Seems kind of boring.

Ezra eats all the time. He often chokes it down and gets grumpy toward the end of a feed when he is tired. I know it's bcause it is coming too fast. He gets growly and moves his head around. He acts like he wants to stop, but he also wants to stay. He also has a stuffy nose which is aways 10 times worse in the morning, which I am sure is related to refluxing all night.

We see that specialist doctor on Tuesday and I have a laundry list of things I want to talk to her about -- I will see if she thinks meds would help at all. He can still nurse, his nose is JUST below blocking his breathing. When I snarf it out with the snot sucker, it is green, but he has had it for about 3 weeks now, and he has had no other cold-like issues. There is new data out that states most of the time when a baby has a lip-tie, they will also have a tonge-tie, so I am interested to see if he will need either of those snipped.

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. Totally the truck driver's fault, not only was he going 55 in a school zone, he tried to pass our Jeep on the left, while my husband had slowed and was actually turning left to get to the school. Truck driver was also attemtping to pass within 100 feet of an intersection. Had they been about 1 or 2 seconds further into their turn, they probably would have been killed -- semi at 55 t-boning right into where dh was. Shake it off, I can't think about it . Well we had a rental until Saturday because our Jeep was totalled, like had-to-be-towed-away totalled. So now that the ther guy's ins co has given us their allotted amount of time with the rental and we just got the check to replace it on Wednesday), we have to hustle to replace our Jeep . All of that to say, I have had this appointmentmaybe for 4 weeks? And I have to pull my 7 yo out of chool to come with me (I won't be back in time to get him from school), and dh and the boys might take the school bus to school (lol) and have to wait for me to get back to pick them up. My appt is about 2 hours away.

Stress! Stupid stress! We didn't plan to have a car payment. We loved out Jeep and it is infuriating that we have to now feel RUSHED to buy a second car. And the truck driver lied to say dh was at fault; 2 other drivers gave his same story, though, and with the obvious citations the truck driver got with the school zone and pass in an intersection, it all got put back on him. I am grateful my family is safe, of course! And f buyin a new car is all the trouble we have to have from what could have been catastrophic, I will take it. But what an irresponsible driver!!! Dh and the boys go to a school out in the country, so trucks go crazy fast on that road right there.

Looking forward to having nothing to do tomorrow, and having my boys home.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #24
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Yikes - sorry about the car - hope everyone is alright!!

Luke has green snot too. I don't like it.

And yes on the Boise - so fun my backup doula lived in Emmett. When my doula went overseas and just in case I went into labor.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:44 AM   #25
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We feed on demand too, maybe that makes a difference.
I don't think I've ever heard of a formula feeder doing it on demand!

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I think when people switch and it "magically" fixes things theres something else going on
Yup, I agree.

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I just slept about an hour on the floor under the bassinet to replace the paci 500x.

And yes, my doula knows a chiropractor in Boise who does babies. I'm gonna give them a call Tuesday. My gut just tells me it could help. My gut is also scared of someone messing with my baby's spine.
Can you move the bassinet beside the couch or your bed? At least more comfy for you, though you'll still have to reach over to replace the paci I assume.

I think chiro can help everyone feel better, whether there's some major issue with their spine or not. We all felt really good when we went to a chiropractor.
It should be a very gentle adjustment on baby - all our chiro did at that early age was use the "clicker" on a very gentle setting and do down baby's spine, a few clicks on either side and baby was done.

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We see that specialist doctor on Tuesday and I have a laundry list of things I want to talk to her about

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.

Stress! Stupid stress! We didn't plan to have a car payment.
for the appt to give you some answers!

Holy cow - I'm pretty sure you didn't mention that accident! Thank goodness your boys are all okay. That would have been terrifying. And thank goodness, too, that they found the semi driver at fault. It still sucks that you've had to quickly replace a vehicle you loved and have to deal with that, but it definitely could have been much much worse.

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.

Gotta get the kids up in a few minutes for school. Then nothing planned today. I suppose I'll have to go for groceries this week sometime, but not doing that today. I need a lazy day after another busy weekend - not that catching up on laundry and tidying up is terribly lazy!

Ooo - I put some steak in marinade a couple days ago. Even though it's rainy, maybe we'll have bbq steak and veggies for supper I could go for that. Though I don't think we have any beer to go with it
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #26
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DD1 was demandish FF. It was every 4 hours to most, but as needed. She settled into a pretty predictable schedule for the most part.

I agree with Emily, I like different view points! So much more interesting!

Sorry about the car! Yikes!

Our ped gave us a ENT referral to get checked out for tongue tie, need to make an appt. Finally heard back from GAD, order shipping tomorrow. Don't know why it takes 5 business days to ship something but my options are limited.
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She was demand ff. she just demanded it every 2 hours. apparently my babies have very small stomachs.

I think sometimes ff is done for convenience and scheduled. Sometimes not. For us, it was because bf wasn't working (I can see DD's heartshaped tongue now that I know what I'm looking for) and so if I was willing to do one on demand, I figured I could do the other on demand as well.

Trying to figure out my Moby today before purchasing yet another carrier. Luke still prefers the swing. I hate putting him in there - feels neglectful. But he's happy there.

I forget how old when they have good neck control? I guess I need to get out my 'what to expect the first year' book.

Also if any of you use a bumbo, when do you start? Started too late with DD and she hated it. Hoping to get more use out of it this go round. And yes, I would only use it safely

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.

Blah blah

Not much exciting on this memorial day. Got a load of laundry in the wash - whoohoo!
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We used a bumbo a little bit, a friend gave me hers when I was pregnant with DS1. It is the (gasp) one without straps. We didn't do dumb things like set him on a counter to fall off so I'm not worried about it, and we have carpet in the living room so no different than tipping over otherwise IMO. That said, DS never tipped. I think we used it around 4 mo and up to maybe 6? He had chubby thighs and didn't fit well for very long.

He was an exersaucer baby, he LOVED it. We had a jumperoo he loved too.
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Ok I know it has been discussed but frothy poop? Why? I cut out dairy waiting for it to get out of my system. Do i need to cut out eggs
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Our ped gave us a ENT referral to get checked out for tongue tie, need to make an appt. Finally heard back from GAD, order shipping tomorrow. Don't know why it takes 5 business days to ship something but my options are limited.
Good luck with the appt!
That is strange, taking that long to ship - does it say anything about shipping time or anything on the site?

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

I forget how old when they have good neck control? I guess I need to get out my 'what to expect the first year' book.

Also if any of you use a bumbo, when do you start?
Meh, if he's happy in the swing, use it! Just so long as you're not leaving him in there all the time, kwim? It's one thing to use for napping, and another to leave baby in there constantly other than feeding and a diaper change.

Neck control all depends on the baby. All babies are different. The average is 3 months, I think, but it really does depend on the baby.
We started using the bumbo with DS2 and DS3 at about 2 months. Probably will end up pulling it out in the next few weeks for Piper. She holds her head up really well, doesn't bob around or hang her head, holds her head and chest off the floor when on her tummy. For "readiness" for the bumbo I like baby to be able to support their head and upper body when being held, like when being held sitting on my lap, kwim?

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We used a bumbo a little bit, a friend gave me hers when I was pregnant with DS1. It is the (gasp) one without straps.
DS2 loved the bumbo. Loved it. DS3 was okay in it for a month or so, but once he was able to sit on his own he wanted nothing to do with it.
Ours has no straps and no tray - it's one of the first ones they sold. We've never had any mishaps.
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