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    Bri
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    Video games make me laugh. There is an actual website/social site for ‘WOW Widows’!! It’s crazy how addicting it can be. They have ‘guilds’ and HAVE TO play at certain times, etc. I am married to a computer guy. He works with systems all day long and has every type of gaming console here at home along with several computers. Anyways, we made a deal after my first was born….no game until the baby was asleep. Not only is TV bad for children but the content in most of the games are HORRIBLE. When my first was born he was playing BioShock which is a frightening game even for me. HAHA! It’s worked out well. The boys go to bed at 8pm so he can play any time after that. We also have naptime at noon which he can play. This allows the boys to have their Dad between 5 and 8 and on weekends. I am lucky that my husband is engaged in his children, well mostly our eldest. The little one is still attached to the breast 24/7. He enjoys playing with his boys too. I do do all the housework but I haven’t worked in a year now. It suits me fine because my husband isn’t a good cleaner anyways, HAHA! Good Luck ladies but honestly having a good conversation with your guys and setting times when games can be played actually works well. It goes the same with me too and my hobbys. I don’t read, do sudoku, cross stitch, yoga, etc when the boys are awake.

    #6917496

    katjak7
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    TannersMommy – yes my sweet little chunky monkey is ginormous! She was 8 lbs 2 oz at birth, 16.5 lbs at 2 months, 20.5 lbs at 3 and a half months, 24.5 lbs at 6 months, and now at 9 months is 29 lbs and over 31 inches! She is wearing 3T – I can’t keep up with her growing like a weed lol! She is ebf and I can only get her to eat a few bites of solids here and there… Because she is tall too she looks like an older baby. People can’t believe how old she is when I tell them!

    #6917752

    Bri
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    babybean3 – Completely normal. Like most adults some eat bigger meals at once and others snack throughout the day. Plus, when you read comments on the month by month page you’ll find a lot of babies that go longer are formula fed which sits in their tummy. Every couple of hours is pretty much the norm at this age. Alex still eats every couple hours, even at night. I have a big supply and he eats a lot. He just needs it for his size.

    #6918008

    JustTheBaker
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    Lawsons Mom, I have 38DD and nurse in public with no problems. I tend to pop the boob out of the bra while still covered by the shirt, then I position the baby, and lift the edge of my shirt just past the nipple. Braeden latches on immediately, and is snuggled nice and close, so anyone watching really can’t see anything. The tricky part is getting the shirt lifted just the right amount – above his nose so he can breathe, but not above his eyes so he can still see. He’ll fuss and unlatch if I don’t get it just right. No one can see my boobs at all, but they can see my stomach, which makes me uncomfortable. A couple of people posted about some tanks the other day though, to help with that, and I’m going to buy some in the next day or two!

    #6918264

    dominique23
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    ya iv had my husband try feed bottle to her that doesnt wrk either. dont know what happened she was going back in forth so well. she never would drink from the drop in bottles. i bought a nuk bottle 2 day gonna try that she has nuk pacficer she likes once in a while so maybe she will like the bottle

    #6918520

    AshleyRae
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    I’m not sure if it would be anything I ate, if anything, I’ve been eating much healthier (granola, fruits, etc.) There’s still a yellowish tint but it’s just more brownish. In other news, he BF for about a 1/2 hour yesterday and I noticed my supply was up. Still trying to BF him more but it’s still not going the best. Not giving up though.

    #6918776

    Bri
    Member

    tiffado – I know what you mean. I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 5 month old. You just do it. It’s a little intimadating at first but you figure it out. We have our routine now and it works. I think going to the store alone for the first time was the most intimadating part. I knew I could handle them at home. My house is completely “kekoa” proofed as well call it so I know if I’m nursing he’s fine. He likes to sit with us. He tell me “baby eat mommy”. At one point he wanted to try again. I let him and he just didn’t remember how it worked so that was the end of that. What I do pump I just give to him since it is better for him then cow’s milk. Alex hasn’t ever had a bottle and my milk doesn’t keep well so when I’m engorged Chris gets a treat. As for when. I’ll pump while Chris is eating breakfast or during nap times. You just learn what works for you.

    #6919032

    balsamfir
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    Ha ha love the man analogy of whipping it out! Too funny.

    I finally crashed today! Had a busy week of juggling work, baby, house work and bfing round the clock. Got up at 4 and 630 to feed and jacob stayed awake after 7am. By 1030 I lay down with him feeding on one side and we both fell asleep till now.

    Have a ton of work to do though but a 3hr nap has done wonders. Jake just ate again, and is now sleeping on my tummy.

    Maybe ill get mum to bring my computer to my bed? Too bad I’m starving and need to get up to eat or I’d just join him for another nap.

    Just wondering though, when your lo only nurses one side, do you pump the other for storage?

    Ill give him 10 minutes then pump so I can restock my feezer for tomorrow when I go to work.
    Btw DH and I own a business so its somewhat flexible for me, but for special events I need to be there.

    #6919288

    balsamfir
    Member

    I have a question, is anyone else suddenly struggling with a bottle? When I need to go out I leave milk in the fridge or freezer for my mom to feed jake

    Suddenly he has started rejecting a bottle . He screams, arches his back, pushes it away an tried to root out my mom! It might only be once a week he gets it in a bottle, but I’m worried as to why he won’t eat?

    Mum had to try 3 different brands before he would consume the milk, even then he wasn’t happy.

    And forget me trying to give it to him, he knows when the real thing is due! Ha ha.

    By the way, today Jake was 100 days old, and its been nearly 1 year since he joined me on the journey of motherhood!

    #6919544

    MamaRancourt
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    Emilees3babes- Maybe you might just want to go to GNC.com or another website and order it on-line. I have an Aunt that ‘lives like that’. They are 30mins from anything and that’s just for milk. Anything else is 1hr!

    #6919800

    Ready4No2
    Member

    Oh, another thing… Does anyone with older babies or toddlers find that their LOs are rolling over in their sleep and waking themselves up? DD has become a horrible sleeper since she started moving at 9.5 months and I suspect that is what is waking her. So annoying! Some nights she’ll roll over repeatedly in bed with us and even get on her hands and knees while she’s still asleep! Anyone else have this issue??

    #6920056

    Bri
    Member

    Emilee, I have a nephew like that. He is sooo fair skinned and sensitive. Chris and him can’t share a bath because Chris gets bubbles and he needs special soap. They’re the same age. We’re still fighting cradle cap which is more like dandruff now with Alex. That’s the worst of it. A little dry skin on the back but lotion helps with that. I go in on Friday for his 6 month appointment. I’m going to ask his doctor about the cradle cap thing. I’ve tried everything and so it might be time to try special shampoo or something. It’s more annoying then anything.

    #6920312

    Bri
    Member

    lilmamamads – That’s crazy! I can understand a baby getting too used to a bottle and becoming lazy because well bottles are easier for them but to not like it with it being the only source of food. It’s instinctual to want to nurse. Some babies have a harder time with it in the beginning but if you can teach them how to nurse properly then all is well. I love the myths that people pass along to others. I wish people that didn’t know what they were talking about would just shut up sometimes. ugh!

    #6920568

    JustTheBaker
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    sorry, that was a novel!

    #6920824

    Bri
    Member

    lauraoct – That’s sad and I’m sure I would be in tears if it was my child but honestly that isn’t so bad when I’ve heard horror stories about childcare providers. If I were her I’d probably fire her and hirer something else but it’s better then some that don’t pay any attention to the child all day long or worse put the child in the car seat and in a closet. Another girl here had her child yelled at and left in a crib all day. At least her daughter was at a musical class so she got to play, not that it excuses things of course. But it could be worse.

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