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  • #6918788

    Bri
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    horseygal – Good luck! Probably better to tell him sooner then later. Matybe after everything is confirmed from the doctor. Hopefully that is before court.

    #6919044

    seuban0
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    Okay, ladies. This isn’t BF related, but I know and trust you guys more than some of the other forums, so I thought I’d seek input here.
    Zoey is 4 months old today. For the past few weeks, I’ve been imagining her death. Fearing. But not like normal being afraid something will happen to your baby. Instead, any time she’s quiet (in the car, taking a nap in another room) I play out what walking in and finding her dead would be like. The entire scenario will flash before me, finding her, having to call everyone, trying to deal with it. Being angry her father wouldn’t be as sad as me. Being angry that no one would. I feel (I’m sure to a lesser degree) every emotion that would go along with finding her. There’s always been a fear that she’ll die. My mom told me to try to replace these thoughts with thoughts of her first day or school or in an Easter dress. The thing is, I can’t imagine her grown up because part of me believes she’ll never make it there. Could this be PPD? Or am I just crazy? It happens a few times a day. It’s miserableeeee. Also, for the record, I’ve been crying at the drop of a hat. Anyone else go through this? Advice? Should I go check myself into a mental hospital? 😉

    #6919300

    Bri
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    mere-and-girl – The reason you believe this is because of the media. We are constanlty hearing that co-sleeping is awful. That moms roll over onto babies and kill them. Research found that the only babies that have died in their parents bed were those that were formula fed. Besides the breathing, it is also suggested that the position in which mom and baby lie keeps them safe. Those that breastfeed will sleep at breast level. They aren’t all over the place but instinctively will roll towards the breast. Mom curls around the baby as well keeping Dad no where near them! My husband is just as attached as I am. He will cuddle up with the boys to sleep. I have no problem with him falling asleep with baby in arm. Actually I think it’s sweet and cute. I take pictures of it when I can.

    #6919556

    JustTheBaker
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    cheysim007, yes, your body should regulate to produce the same amount of milk that your LO consumes. It’s very common to not feel full anymore after 12 weeks or so, but still be producing enough to feed your baby – just not extra. As for the mother’s milk, I’ve never tried it… Bri and Sydneemay, I’m right there with you. I was so happy yesterday to step on the scale and discover I’d lost another 5 pounds, which brings me down to 202. That leaves only 6 pounds to prepreg weight, but obviously I have way more to go. I have to admit to having a hard time getting motivated to do it though, I don’t want to lose my supply, and I’m not big on exercise in the first place… but I’m not happy with my body either, so I guess it’ll take some work. On another note, this cold is seriously kicking my butt. I’m at the end of day 3, and still getting worse. I can’t breathe, my nose is like a running faucet, and every time I sneeze if I’m too close to the baby he starts crying. Today was a bad day…DH is also sick, so neither of us had much patience, and both the kids picked up on it. DS1 was banned from TV and Nintendo DS by 8am, and DS2 cried most of the day. I’m exhausted, stressed out, and can’t sleep because I’m too sick! But at least my milk supply hasn’t suffered at all….

    #6919812

    jeffswife
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    Maddux – Good question. The first time we did the do my lo was 3 weeks and my boobs were leaking like a faucet!!! We laughed and the hubby stayed away. That time. But eventually the letdown will regulate and you can go back to using them as foreplay at nite and food during the day. LOL.

    #6920068

    katjak7
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    sydneemay – Congrats on the pregnancy, that is so great!! May I ask you when you got your period back? I still have not and my daughter just turned 1 last week… We are really wanting to try for another one asap but that is obviously not in the cards anytime soon without af! Did your daughter stop nursing in the middle of the night? I only ask because I know that that is one of the things that brings on ovulation due to the long amount of time in between nursing sessions. Savannah still wakes to feed and will flip out if I try to keep it from her :o/ Anyway, congrats again! ;o)

    #6920324

    true we could take them with us, but james is at the age where he wouldn’t sit still at the restaurant. And i would feel bad taking one but not the other. No neither of mine have ever or will ever have formula. James was a tinker would also refuse breast milk out of a sippy cup.

    #6920580

    styx
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    Do you ladies give tylenol after or before vaccinations?

    #6920836

    Bri
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    Casen – That’s a hard call. Ok, it used to be that parents would strap their childen into carseats and drive around to get them to sleep. Then they’d take the carrier out and let them sleep there. Now they are saying the angle of how they are sleeping (propped up) is bad for them. This includes swings. it compressed their lungs. I know there are studies out and of course lung compression isn’t good but I’m not possitive on what this means. Whether there have been deaths, trama or breathing issues later on. I’m sure you can find the study on the Internet. Anyways, they say that if your child falls asleep in the car that that’s fine but once you are done driving you need to remove them from the carrier. This also means that parents are supposed to use the carrier when headingin into restaurants, put on top of shopping carts and so forth. My first loved his swing and would take naps in it all the time. We never had a problem with it. Alex used to fall asleep in the swing months ago and yes I left him in it even though I knew what the study showed. So in the end it’s up to you. I’ve never heard of a parent say their child was injured from sleeping in the swing but again I’m not sure what the actual findings are besides that it’s not good for the lungs.

    #6921092

    does anyone know if ill need more time to wean twins, i was gonna start a month beforei go back to work, will this be long enough?

    #6921348

    marli
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    I’m sooooo hungry all the time, please help! Is anyone else feeling this way? I’m GAINING weight and it’s freaking me out. Has anyone else experienced this?

    #6921604

    I had my ‘ME’ day yesterday and by 2pm I was calling to meet them for lunch! lol I missed my baby soooooo much. I felt so alone without him. 🙁

    #6921860

    phatbaby57
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    Lawson-I’m sorry…

    #6922116

    deeyore486
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    ilovemyprincesses, if baby is gulping while nursing, it might be an issue of forceful letdown. Can you feel letdown happen, or do you spray across the room when you let down? What does baby’s poo look like? You might find that you need to nurse while laying on your back, or slightly reclining in a chair to help gravity control your letdown.

    #6922372

    JustTheBaker
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    Bri, you might have already answered this question, I went camping for a few days, and couldn’t get online to check for an answer. A few days ago you mentioned that since solids are just for practice the first year, it shouldn’t be affecting how much milk the baby is drinking. We started solids about 1.5 weeks ago now, only one ‘meal’ per day, at lunchtime. He gets 1-2 cubes of veggies, and 1 Tbsp of rice cereal (only if he only had 1 cube of veggies), and I nurse before giving the solids. The first couple of days I was so engorged all day long, it was incredibly painful. I wouldn’t have thought I was feeding him enough to do that…. and when I say I nurse first, I mean usually only about 15 minutes before I give him the solids, and he still is opening his mouth for more when I’m done giving him more. I have always had an oversupply of milk, I never completely stopped getting engorged, so I was wondering if you thought that I was feeding him too much solids, or if it’s just my body over-reacting to what is really just a small difference. His next appt with the doctor is next week, and I don’t plan to add in any more meals for him until he sees her. It is hard though, he has started sitting with us at meal times, and WANTS food! LOL Tonight I ended up chopping up a cherry really small for him so he had something to ‘eat’ at dinner. He probably only had about 1/8 of the cherry, but it won’t be long until he’s eating like a pro!

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