She was 3850g when born, 3600g leaving the hospital, and up to 4060g two days after being home. Haven't had a chance to weigh her again. She was 54 1/2cm at birth. She's breastfeeding really well.
I've never seen a baby burp so little and fart so much! I try so hard to get her to burp but she's content to just fart it out later. Well, shart...... there's always something in every diaper, but never a lot. lol
We're working out the kinks in what I can eat and can't eat. Apparently I can't eat dairy, after the all out scream fest two nights ago after eating cheese melted on taco chips. Chocolate is also out, as is all the green veggies and cauliflower. Oh can't forget coffee, coke, or anything with caffeine. I have no idea what I'm going to eat soon....
Mommy time......... LOL
Weekend? Survived. Our two year old is feeling pretty out of sorts, and is really laying on the terrible twos......View Thread
Don't sweat it too much. My DD didn't like tummy time either. She did roll tummy to back at 6w6d, but I think she just wanted to get off her tummy lol. She didn't roll back to front until 6 months, but within a day, she was rolling back to front and sitting up in one motion. At 7 months she's crawling back and forth to each couch and pulling herself to standing EVERYWHERE.
Doing tummy time on your chest is great, worked for us too to get some in.View Thread
Size diaper LO is currently using: size 3 (Don't buy lots of 2's, they'll grow out of them very quickly and be in 3's forever.)
Brand of diaper your currently using: Pampers or Huggies
Worst diaper you've ever tried: Teddy's Choice
Any advice: I buy either Pampers or Huggies whichever are on sale. I prefer Huggies, but I was gifted a pile of pampers and they were on sale when I went, and now I'm ok with them. I find the Pampers feel damp even after one pee. They don't leak as per say, but they feel damp. The Huggies do get hard, as a previous poster said, but they absorb great. The Huggies are better for loose poos because of the catch pocket at the back. Every child is different, so no diaper will work for all.
Biggest piece of advice, is make sure the ruffles are all the way out to the sides no matter what diaper it is. My Mom changed a diaper and she shot poo out the side of it, but it was because she had a wedgie...... not the diapers fault lol.View Thread
I posted a while back about my 6 month old being possibly constipated. I waited about 5 1/2 days at one point for a poop, and she did go, but it's been even more firm lately.
She is still on 3 meals a day plus on demand breastfeeding. I cut out rice cereal and bananas completely and was using wheat cereal and other fruits and veggies. Last week when the wheat cereal ran out I started barley. This whole time I've been doing roughly 1 tbsp dry cereal then prepared, and add 1-2x amount in fruit or veggie. She has been eating mostly apple/mango/pears for fruit, and squash and sweet potatoes for veggies. Peas make her very gassy, and green beans end up everywhere but her mouth.
Her poops have been very firm, like adult firm. You can still mush them with a firm press, but she has a hard time pushing them out.
She also gets roughly 70-120ml a day in water with about a 1/5 apple juice in a soft top sippie cup.
She pees tons, and I don't feel that she's dehydrated at all.
Has anyone else had this problem? How did you soften up the poo. She doesn't seem stressed or uncomfortable, but she pushes to poo, she tries really hard and doesn't produce much at each BM.
Since my post, I've started preparing her cereal with prune nectar instead of water, and increased green veggies. I had to do a suppository yesterday because she was straining and only getting little pebbles out, and then threw up once. I had to literally squeeze the sides of her bum to get the poop to come out once she started. After that it was all soft. This morning's BM was nice and soft, so I hope we're on the road to better times.
I have booked an appt with her Dr., but we don't have pediatricians in town so I think it will be a bust. She's never been to a Dr. since we left the hospital, she's only seen health nurses at her shots. There are supposed to be Dr.'s at the health unit when the vaccines are given in case there are questions the health nurses can't answer, but in our town of 7000, they don't show up there, they're still slammed at their clinic or the hospital, or just trying to catch up on some sleep. It's sad really. It took 3 years of living here to even get a family Dr. When I was pregnant I went to the "OB Clinic" which is a 3 Dr. rotation switching every Friday. There are only 2 Dr.'s in town with "C-Section Privlidges" and one of those Dr.'s are not on the OB rotation, she owns a private esthetic clinic on the outskirts of town. Free health care in Canada is nice, but sometimes it's just impossible to access it and the set up is screwed at the best of times.....View Thread
I nursed my DD to sleep at night until 6 months. At about 4 1/2 months I could put the binkie in at nap time and lay with her until she fell asleep. That meant that naps were not in her crib.
At 6 months she's rolling everywhere, bum shuffling and pulling herself to standing (I'm ripping my hair out already). I can't lay her down for naps on our bed anymore.
So I started the modified Ferber method. We're on day 13 now. I started a bedtime routine, shower/bath, nurse, brush teeth, change diaper, two books, snuggles, binky and lay down in the crib. I've been doing this consistently every night since we started. The first night I went in at 2,4,6,8,10,10,10. She fell alseep after about 35 minutes. There were short bursts of cries, waiting to see if I'd come back in, and some all out screaming. I did the same timing for overnight wake ups. By night three she fell asleep in a few minutes.
We've all been sleeping sooooooooooooooo much better now. I'm very glad that I did this. My husband doesn't like to hear her cry, and the first three nights I made him sit in the computer room with the door closed so I didn't bother him so much. He understood what needed to be done but still didn't like the process. It was less crying and stress than I thought it would be.
In your case, you are right that it won't work if you both don't get on board. She'll keep relapsing and there will be more crying. =( I hope that you guys get her sleeping soon! I was losing my marbles having to nurse her in the wee hours, then I couldn't get her back into the crib without waking her, and sometimes we were up playing at 3am cause she couldn't go to sleep on her own in the crib.
I don't regret doing the sleep training. It worked for us!View Thread
I agree with Phoenix, it sounds like he's not getting enough hindmilk for the hunger part. I had to really watch what I ate for the first month or my DD would be gassy and grumpy. Through trial and error I had to avoid yogurt, milk, ice cream, chocolate, coffee, broccoli, cauliflower, of course cabbage ( still avoid cabbage ), and brussel sprouts. I eased back into the coffee, chocolate and milk products within about 4-6 weeks, then the cruciferous veggies by 8 weeks. It really made a difference to her system. HTH.View Thread
I was sooo happy to see poop too from my LO. She's still pooping smaller amounts than I like, and it's pretty clay like, but it's moving. She was a faithful pooper every 1-2 days until solids. Freaked me out. =(View Thread