Zakiyah will be 12 weeks on friday... its going by so fast
He has started trying to laugh, he makes small little noises when he tries but hasn't done a full laugh yet, so cute!
His father got to see him on saturday for a couple hours with me there (first he's seen him in over a month) then I allowed him to see him monday while I was working so he text me yesterday wanting him again and when I told him no, he flipped on me and was threatening to try to take him from me.. I know he can't do it, its just frustrating to deal with and I hate the thought of putting Zak thru that battle!
Mommy time this week will be with the boys, lol... hoping to get christmas decorating complete! Izayah seems excited to help with that so it should be fun!
Sorry to hear you came home to a broken fridge, but glad you had a really good get away! He had a wonderful Thanksgiving, but I never do the black friday shopping, those people are crazy and I would much rather pay a little more and not have to deal with it, or do the shopping on the internet because most places have the same deals on black friday or "cyber monday" lol...View Thread
Hey there, I can tell you are completely stressed out and overwhelmed so first, just take a deep breath! You aren't doing anything wrong.
Some babies fuss in their sleep and it doesn't mean anything is wrong with your LO and newborns have alot of bowel movements but they slowly decrease! Depending on how the bowel movements are, you may need to change LO's formula. My baby boy was originally on similac advanced but he was having bowel movements more than he was wet, so we tried similac soy, same issue, finally the doc told me to use the alimentum and that has helped alot and then as a bit of cereal to thicken it up... Now he is less than 3months old and has one, maybe two BMs a day. It has helped alot, so speak with LO's pediatrician about that!...
Everything will get better, by 4months babies are able to sleep thru the night without a feeding. some babies do, some don't but they have the ability to. In the beginning both my LOs woke up 3 times a night and it slowly decreased, the baby is now only awaking once a night from 10 or 11pm until 7 or 8am.
If the baby is in your room, try putting him in another and just using a monitor and turning it down so that you dont hear the little fusses but will still hear when he wakes up for a bottle and cries. Don't feel guilty for doing that because you need sleep in order to take care of him and function!... So again, breathe and try to relax, it does get easier!!!View Thread
hopefully by now you have found some relief with your baby girl!... 1, talk to the pedi to see if they reccommend switching formula for colic or somethign like that & to make sure its nothing medically wrong with her. 2, try warming up the bottles a bit because I've heard this can reduce air bubbles during intake. 3. try switching her positions frequently, give her tummy time and time propped up as well of sleep time on her back and plenty of time snuggling her.
and as for you, I know how exhausting it can be to have a crying baby so if you ever feel overwhelmed, ask for help or lay her down in a crib or another safe place and take a breather. Don't ever feel guilty for needing a break because if it gets to be too much, doing that is way better than acting out in frustration!... I'm sure you've heard that all before, but really, take advantage of any help that you can!!! It wont be like this forever, so keep your head up, breathe, and count to ten! You are doing everything you can as a mom! View Thread
The car seat I have only goes up to 26in and my son is not even 3months yet and is already 24 & 1/2 in.. just because he has outgrown that infant car seat does not mean that he is ready to be forward facing. I have already bought a convertible car seat that reclines for a rear-facing position and that is what I will do until he is atleast 1 year... maybe more.
hopefully you have gotten enough feedback to keep LO in a rear-facing until atleast a year... Its much safer!! Good luck and I'm glad you asked instead of just switching before he/she is really ready!... Better safe than sorry! View Thread
I am thankful for my 2 beautiful boys! they are my entire world and thru the many struggles I have faced, they have kept me strong and positive. I am also thankful for an amazing man that has come into our life and opened his heart to our family and for my mom who has been there to pick up the pieces each and everytime I've fallen apart! Withough her I wouldnt be here or be the mom or woman I have become!View Thread
Hey there I'm not sure why the evenings are worse than the day, but I definitely relate with the feedings. My son is 2months old today and for the first few weeks he was trying to eat every 2 hours and only eating like 2oz... The drs told me to make him wait a half hour longer each time so that he would eat more at each feeding. He is now up to 4hours between most feedings. He has always been very gasy, but the higher intake of food and longer wait time between feedings seems to have helped with the gas a bit. This may also allow him to get more sleep if he's up every two hours to eat, and that may help with the fussiness! Hope this helps some! Let me know!View Thread
Fun Firsts - Zakiyah has started cooing. This morning i laid him down on the couch and he just smiled and cooed for like 10minutes with me back and forth
Moans - Zakiyah's father doesn't want to make the plans for him to see Zak & expects me to make all the arrangements, but the way I see it is if he wants to spend time with his son then he should put forth some effort. So after the 3rd week in a row that he hasn't seen him he sent me a text trying to accuse me of keeping his son from him. GRR... I love my baby boy to death but not so fond of the man I created him with!!
ME time - I can't plan to have time for myself I just take it when it happens (ie naptime) however my sister is coming in town for the weekend so some much needed girl/sister time will be just what the dr ordered esp with the boys around... Zay loves his auth KiKi
Time Change - Hate it... Izayah wakes up in the morning and doesn't get up unless the sun is shining in the window and that unfortunately happens an hour sooner now!View Thread
Hey there I know this is older but I am hoping if I post someone else will to because i like to hear about everyone else's newborn experiences! ...
Me: My name is Heathir, I have 2 LOs LOs: Izayah Lucas (3) & Zakiyah Logan (8weeks)
Fun 1st: He started really smiling in the past week or so which is such a great sight to see when I come home from work or wake up in the morning!
Moans: I am ready for Zakiyah to start sleeping thru the night. I started back to work last week and the lack of sleep pr time at home to catch up on sleep is a bit of a struggle!
Me Time: I'm a single mom so I don't get much of that but this morning Izayah played in his room most of the morning so I actually had a change to watch real television that wasn't cartoons ... its the little things that matter!
Activities: Last weekend was trick or treating in the neighborhood so I took the boys with a few friends and their kids and this weekend since it is supposed to be much colder, I am hoping to get some pics done of the boys and possibly me so that I can work on sending them to friends and family!View Thread
Thank you very much for your reply. I do have him sleeping in a Newborn Glider thing that is right next to my bed and when he is down stairs he has a bassinett so he is always nearby. He is eating fine and its not that he is gasping for air during feedings its that once he is finished eating it turns to gunk in his troat and he gags or chokes on it. Glad to hear your LO is doing better now.Zakiyah was only 3days early and was born vaginally with no problems at all so I don't believe that would be any reason for this issue, but since thats not it, idk what is causing it. But he sees the dr next week so I will definitely mention it and see what they suggest. As for the bulb syringe thats a great idea so I will go buy a few and keep one upstairs, one in the diaper bag, and one downstairs just to be sure there is always once close! Thanks again for your reply! I just really hope I can get some answers as to what is causing it so that we can correct it! Again I am really glad that your little man has stopped, I know how terrifying it is to hear that whether it be middle of the day or night! Best wishes!View Thread
This is really scary to experience but my son is almost 8weeks old and has had him formula switched 3 different times. He started on Similac Advanced and then had to be switched to Similac Soy because we believe he may have a lactose intolerence and then had to be switched again to the Similac Alimentum because he was still having a difficult time digesting the Soy. The issue that forced us to switch in the first place has finally been corrected but now we have a bigger issue, when he eats and doesn't get all of the burps out or falls asleep and some of the formula sits in his mouth or throat, he will start choking. Several times I have awaken in the middle of the night to him gasping for air and screaming when he gets it because the formula seems to turn into a thick slime in his throat blocking his airways. Sometimes when he starts choking the formula comes out his nose and his mouth and makes it even harder for him. I always grab him and get him to his stomach so that he can get it out but it still scares me. It doesn't happen everytime he eats but a baby choking even once is too much so I don't know what to do. What happens if I don't hear him one night or I don't get to him in time or someone else is keeping him and they don't know what to do to help him?
Has anyone else had this issue? Any suggestions to fix it would be appreciated!View Thread