heather2 - Thursday, 25 September Yes, just the two times now. I quit pumping at work shortly after he turned a year, so we stopped the day nursing at home as well. It's weird how my body has adjusted to just twice a day. I would stop all together, but it's a nice way to get him to sleep at night. I'm probably creating a bigger problem for later.
lovingmytoddler - Thursday, 25 September My baby girl loves my parents dog, she hugs it and kisses it, and then sometimes hits it.LOL Imagine if ti was a real baby. I;m not going to have another in awhile, I just had the IUD put in, so I won't know how she would react at this age with another baby around. She does get jelous if I hold another baby. For now she is my baby!!!
littlecavalier - Thursday, 25 September Congrats on being pregnant! I just noticed it said you were in week 8 so I had to read your profile to see if it was really true. We are planning on trying for number 2 in a couple months after we move into a bigger house.
littlecavalier - Thursday, 25 September Each child is so uniquely different, I am actually very glad that Travis did take to a pacifier because it is comforting to him and does help him put himself back to sleep if he wakes during the night. Have you tried rocking him without nursing? What about offering a sippy cup instead of the breast or a bottle if he would take one with water? My son is teething and has been waking from around 2am - 4am, it's torture! Eventually he will sleep through the night and you might almost miss the night nursing :-). I know that whenever I get frustrated with phases that my son is going through I always just try to remember that it won't last forever and that someday I'll look back and actually miss the things that make me crazy now.
heather2 - Wednesday, 24 September My experience is similar to little cavalier. Andy started sleeping until 4 am on his own, so I knew he could make it just fine. If he got up before that, I put him back down and covered him up. He protested, but put himself back to sleep within minutes (to my surprise). Now he will sleep until 5:30 or 6:30. We're still nursing morning and bedtime (almost 14 months).
Terah - Wednesday, 24 September Hi, I am just starting to wean my son. He's 13 months. He all of a sudden started sleeping through the night without having to cry it out, but he was my worst sleeper yet! I think it was around 10-11 months when he started sleeping through the night. I know the cry it out method is hard to do, but I've heard it can really help getting them to sleep through and it's only tough for a few nights until they don't wake up anyway. Best of luck!
littlecavalier - Wednesday, 24 September Hi! I am from the 12 months page and wanted to comment on your post. When my son was 11 months he randomly finally slept through the night one night. That was honestly all the reassurance I needed to know that he didn't still need the nourishment during the night. After that I put in place a 4am rule which I still stick by. When he would wake up anytime before that I would go in and comfort him (sometimes rock him, sometimes just hug him while he stood in his bed) and then lay him back down with his pacifier and blanket and tell him that it was night-night time. I never really let him cry it out, he did fuss on occassion and he went through a phase where everytime I laid him down (this was nap and bedtime) he would stand up immediately and scream and for that I just continually laid him down and told him it was night-night time. The first couple times I had to do it like ten times in a row before he stayed laying down just whining a little and then put himself to sleep. All babies are different. I had decided that I wanted to continue nursing after a year and didn't want to keep waking up every three hours to do it so we worked through it. My son now sleeps from 8pm- usually around 5:30am when he wakes to nurse and then he goes back to sleep until 7:30am. I truly believe that if you want to keep nursing it is possible to get him weaned from the middle of the night feedings. You just have to be extremely consistent with whatever method you use and he will get used to drinking more during the day instead of at night. Good luck!!!
jennys - Tuesday, 23 September poor baby cutting all those teeth at one time! not feeling the let down reflex is normal... I know it makes it seem as if your not making very much milk, but after breastfeeding for a long period of time it just happens. I'm the same way i don't feel it but I can express some if I try and I can hear my son swollowing when he is nursing and every now and then i notice a few drops from the breast he is not nursing on when he is nursing so I know I'm still letting down and he seems happy after he nurses .. you know I was the same with my 1st son as well( and I wasn't pregnant when I was breastfeeding him) since they are eating soilds you are making less milk than you did in those first 6 months when things where boomin' =) I read your milk can dry up during pregnancy but I think it's not very likely if your still nursing a few times a day because you'd be getting ready to make milk anyways if you where pregnant and not breastfeeding .but that's my personal opinion . as for his size .. breastfeed baby do tend to be thinner ...my son was born at 10lbs. 1oz (90 percentile for his weight) now he is 20lbs (50%percentile) just make sure you eat well and take those prenatal vitamins hope that helps reassure you
mommy to boys - Tuesday, 23 September well either way it will be great...I love my boys...they have fun together.
jennys - Tuesday, 23 September just read your post! maybe he was still full or maybe he was jsut trying to fight going to sleep? my little man knows after his bath and a book I'll give him a chance to nurse if he decideds he'd rather play which happens sometimes... I pack up ,,, give him his pippy(pacifier) and put him in his crib . ( i just got him to go to his bed a month ago =) normally he'll wake up around 2:30 I go to him quickly and give him his pippy that he's lost and lay him down sometimes he go back to sleep adn sleep until 6 otehr times he'll be back up in about an hour that's when I'll bring him to my bed to feed him then take him back to his bed. I'm also pregnant.. 17 weeks..but I haven't noticed anything different yet...
mommy to boys - Tuesday, 23 September LOL...Yeah good luck with that second one sleeping well...I hope it works out that way. As for you little man, he probably will sleep better by the time this baby arrives. My morning sickness with my boys was pretty well gone by 12 to 13 weeks, but this is my first (and will be only) girl and boy was that a hard one morning sickness wise. Do you want another boy or are you hoping for a girl? It only took me 4 times before I got a girl...and I was shocked when I found out this one was a girl...but it is my last baby so what a great way to end my family.
mommy to boys - Tuesday, 23 September Well good luck to you and I hope this sickness passes soon, as mine stuck around til week 17...ugh...That is good you can take him to work with you...My little one wasn't a great sleeper either for a long time, and when you are sick it is hard getting up all night, I hope he starts sleeping thru the night for you soon...maybe after he turns one he will do better. Keep me posted on things...and good luck thru your pregnancy. :)
mommy to boys - Monday, 22 September hee hee this baby wasn't planned to come so quickly as I did have 3 years in between the other kids, and like you I was so nervous about having 2 babies... I would say my little guy started sleeping thru the night on a regular basis about halfway thru this pregnancy so only like 4 months ago, that would put him 14 months old, I remember because I remember thinking well at least I will get 3 or 4 months of sleeping thru the night before I have to do this again...lol. I put all my boys in a big boy bed early...but this one is the earliest. He does really good...other than putting him down has gotten harder than with the crib, in the crib I could lay him down and he would fall asleep no problem, with the big boy bed, I need to either rock him asleep or stay in the room with him til he is asleepotherwise he gets out of bed...but once he is asleep he stays asleep and doesn't get up in the middle of the night, he has a few times but he just stands in his room or comes into the living room and hollars for me, the last two nights he has come right into my room and got me, but when he gets up it is usually 6 am already and I try to get him to sleep for just one more hour...As for the boys staying at grandmas, it will be harder on my little one than the other two who are already looking forward to the sleep over, I am kinda looking forward to being in the hospital for 2 nights, it will be kind of a break for me as I am a stay at home mom and don't get alot of outside help and no breaks from the kids and day to day household stuff...that might sound weird but, it will be good...I love my boys, but the not having to do much of anything for a few days sounds nice. Good luck to you, you will have to keep me posted as well.
julbroom1 - Monday, 22 September Congrats! same thing what every one else baby is doing trying to communicate! climb, fun laugh at silly things! loves to help so might want to help with the baby, my older kida are 2 years apart, and my son just adored his sister when she came home wouldn't let anyone else hold her but mommy or daddy! just remember to set some time aside daily for just son, so jelousy really doesn't kick in! good luck!
lovingmytoddler - Monday, 22 September My daughter is 17 months old, she walks and talks alot, but most will be gibberish and then a word.LOL At this age, they get into everything. They will climb, grab things, run, and def will try to get there way. My daughter is starting to get alot of tantrums when she doesn't get her way. It's hard to keep up at times, and I only have one.LOL I will be starting to potty train her at around 18 months. They are very affectionate at this age too. You will def have your hands full!!
mommy to boys - Monday, 22 September shelly, I read your post on the 17 month forum...I am expecting a baby really anytime in the next 2 weeks and my baby is currently 17 months this week...this will be a first for me as my other children are all 3 years apart...My 17 month old is trying to communicate, not saying alot...but he tries, he is also getting ready to potty train, but I have the delima of should I do it now, knowing I could go into labor and put him off and start over or wait 2 more months when I have more time to do that...anyway, he has been in his big boy bed for 3 weeks now and he loves it, he sleeps right thru the night and doesn't get out of bed til 7am...he is very independent yet he is a momma's boy and get jealous of his older brothers...give me another month or so and I can post you on how things are going for us with a newborn and him...good luck to you and congratulations
christy114 - Sunday, 21 September are you still BF?