2017-06-14 10:20 AM
2017-06-14 10:20 AM
2017-06-14 10:20 AM
We had a good ultrasound at the RE's office last week! I am 7 weeks tomorrow, I think. I am starting to feel pretty sick too and my boobs are getting bigger, so things are all going in the right direction! Due date will be Feb 7, 2018.
I go back next week for another ultrasound. I'm on progesterone support and still taking the baby aspirin, so maybe something is helping.
(full of awesome)
2017-06-19 7:27 PM
Great news! All the sticky and growing vibes going out!
Hope things continue to head in that direction for you all. Will the RE turn you over to your regular OB at 12 weeks or will you continue with them a bit longer?
(full of awesome)
2017-06-19 7:31 PM
25 weeks today. Mostly things have been pretty good. Started having a little bit of foot swelling last week. Got my first cold while pregnant and have been pretty miserable since . Laid out of work a half day Friday and all day today and all I can think is that's 12 more hours I won't get a paycheck go while on maternity leave.
Otherwise - really need to motivate and figure out daycare wait list (the daycare across the street from work is closing and throwing all the waits awry), and really any prep at all. Sister in law was horrified this weekend that I've done so little to prepare. Oy. Not like I have a road map for any of this.
25 weeks wow time is flying. If it makes you feel better I didn't prepare very well either
But it all worked out.
I had a lot of foot swelling too and it was not fun. I wish I had some ideas for relief but I never found anything other than trying to keep them propped up
NOt preparing I think is more individual as far as room, diapers, etc goes. It never bothered me if I was a little late. Daycare is probably the only thing I'd make sure ot find a new list ASAP unless daycare is readily available there.
Sorry on the maternity leave. I've never had short term disability or an employed w/ paid maternity leave so often had to go unpaid or use up little vacaiton I had left. It sucks and I hope you feel better soon.
ugh, colds while preggo are HORRIBLE.
When I was pregnant with my first we redid the flooring in the upstairs (like me and my hubby did it, no contractor) and replaced baseboards, and trim. We started when I was 8 months pregnant :O. I think we didn't actually have the crib set up in the nursery until 2 days before my due date and half the stuff I got at my shower my dad and step mom brought with them the night before I got induced. you are 25 weeks, you have lots of time to get ready for the baby. I'm 15 weeks and honestly haven't even started thinking about it. I got out the maternity clothes last week and there were a couple of sleepers hidden in the box, so those are in the babies room and that is it.
For feet swelling, I found an ice bath for my feet made my feet feel better, not sure it did anything for the swelling though.
Yay for 25 weeks! Ugh on the cold. You're stuffy enough already (not you personally, happysnappy, your nose!) without having it worse because of a cold.
There aren't many things you need for the first few months, Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us notwithstanding. A place for the baby to sleep, a car seat, plenty of diapers, and a few outfits are the most necessary items, at least if you are planning to breastfeed. You probably have paper towels and washcloths already.
So maybe I'll post instead of just lurking here. I'm 15 weeks today. last time I posted I think I was 6 weeks and asking for tips on how to train through the first trimester in order to be able to do a sprint tri this past weekend.. laughable now! fatigue kicked me in the butt big time. my time to workout is after my 4 year old goes to bed. around 6 weeks we got in the bad habit of me laying down with him until he falls asleep. Combined with the fact that he is gearing up to completely drop his nap, but still naps at daycare, he hasn't been falling asleep until 9 pm, and I often fall alseep with him. I've been trying to still get a few workouts in a week. On the weekends I'm biking on Saturdays and running on sundays and on Wednesday, I try to get out of the office early enough for a ride, but it isn't going so well. Now that I'm into the second trimester, fatigue is starting to get better, so I might try to fit a couple of mid-week runs in (either early morning or at lunch time). Last sumemr I tried to swim at an outdoor pool on fridays at lunch, so maybe I'll try that out again and see if I can at least keep up some level of activity in the second trimester.
(full of awesome)
2017-06-21 8:42 PM
Yay for 15 weeks. :). Yeah that early fatigue is rough stuff!
Had a doctors appointment this morning and got to hear the babe's heart beat for the first time. That made me feel great :)
Last time I didn't run any past 20 weeks. I'm hoping to run longer this time, but my shorts are starting to not fit anymore. What have you all done for running shorts/skirts during pregnancy?
I biked more than ran during pregnancy, but I pulled the shorts waistband down below my belly and wore a big shirt.
I'd suggest going for shorts or skirts with drawstrings so you can adjust the waist and tighten the waistband.
It is annoying how much earlier you pop out with the second child.
I'm about the same size now at 15 weeks as I was at 20 weeks last time. Not too bad but definitely bigger. Maybe my main problem is that my shirts are all compression styke tri shorts. I'll try to pick up some xl running shirts with a draw string. Last time I biked until 34 weeks but after that the tribute geometry got too uncomfortable.
I just bought bigger sizes of my normal kinds of shorts (I actually preferred to run in the compression ones and I just pulled them up as best as I could). and then for shirts I actually found tank tops at Walmart for about $5 that were in the regular section (non maternity) but fit very big and had drawstrings on the side for cinching so it was perfect for maternity. I also had a couple of dri fit shirts my husband couldn't wear that I would also wear.
DSBF describes Walmart as "fluffy friendly" and he's right.
(full of awesome)
2017-06-23 2:50 PM
Zulily.com has a maternity workout wear sale up now. Not sure if it's on the front page - if not click on baby/maternity category and you'll find it.
2017-06-14 10:20 AM
2017-06-14 10:21 AM
Help! B suddenly hates the car seat. It started Saturday and I thought it was just a fluke but it wasn't. Anytime I've driven more than about 15 min he starts screaming....and doesn't stop. Best I can guess is some sort of separation anxiety because he can't see me. Any suggestions? Car rides were my go to on the weekends if he needed a cat nap and I needed to run errands -- I can't lose that!
Mirror so he can see a little up front?
Photo of you taped below the mirror?
Radio? toys attached to the car seat?
Benadryl? Kidding. Sort of.
I do have a mirror and I've put my hand back and waved before so he knows I'm there. He has a toy and will play for a bit but then gets mad and starts flinging it around (though never lets go....yet). I turn the radio up to drown him out, does that count
Not judging your creative use of the radio. A momma has to do what a momma has to do!
Looked Up What Volume Level Would Hurt a Kids Eardrums
Don't worry it wasn't really that loud. I actually hate loud music
Oh, I wasn't suggesting you had it up too loud, only that I'd looked it up because turning up the radio was how I got through some hellacious commutes with a screaming child.
Definitely a mirror! Something fun with lights/toys hanging from it or a mobile hanging from it.
is he big enough to hold a toy back there too? I'm not sure how old he is!
Now that E is older, he loves reading books while we're in the car.
The mirror is just basic although I've heard there are ones with lights/sounds/music so maybe I need to look into something more fun
It may be that he knows the car lulls him to sleep and doesn't want to sleep because he might miss something. DD had the same reaction to the swing at about 7-7.5 months when she realized that the swing made her sleepy.
Not sure what to do about it other than give him things to look at or play with. We found Cheerio necklaces worked well for car trips. Take a 24" length of dental floss, thread it through a tapestry needle, and start threading Cheerios onto the floss. A bit like those candy necklaces we had as kids. Once you have the floss well Cheerio'd with about 2" at each end, tie it off and let him have it. He can sit there and nom nom nom the Cheerios without dropping them and it's dental floss, not as easy to chew through and swallow as thread would be.
Fighting sleep could be it too
We always had a mirror...mini always just liked looking out the window. Books, a special toy for the car, and CDs of his songs kept him occupied. But we also didn't really have very long car rides.
My son was the same way from about 8 months or so on. If he was tired he would sleep but if not he would cry. He he would cry for up to 3 hour car rides, it was awful. The minute we turned him around it stopped instanteously. My best guess was that he was getting motion sickness. Sorry I don't have any advice. I know in the us you have to rear face until 2 years.
2017-06-16 7:39 AM
2017-06-16 7:43 AM
Yep, although my son screamed from newborn age on. Trying to visit family an 8 hour drive away included many stops as he'd have screamed entire way. A larger car seat helped to some extent (he HATED the click in type mostly due to shape, his placement in it, and how confined he felt.)
ETA - States differ on ages. Like my state is at least 1 YO and 20 lbs before you can forward face but the AAP says should stay rear until 2 and/or as long as car seat allows (based on weight/height)
I suspect that the AAP might change their stance if their members had to do a lot of driving with a howling almost-2-year-old protesting having to stare at the backrest of the back seat when all the action is up front.
Question about nighttime toilet training? Mini has been pretty much totally trained during the day for over a year now. That's including naps - I can't remember the last time he had an accident. He still wears a diaper at night though. The last couple of weeks he's been asking to go diaperless at night too. Problem is, he still very much pees and poops at night. Sleep poops seem weird to me so I've asked him if he does that when he's awake or asleep. He said when he's sleeping but I'm not sure. I've also told him he can call us to help him at night if he wants to go. But he sleeps pretty soundly so that's never happened.
So what happens next? Do we go diaperless and hope after a few accidents he starts to learn to get up? We wake him up to take him? I remember having to do that for my little bro when we were little. I told mini we'll go shopping for more mattress covers so now he's waiting for that. Peeing is one thing though...poop sheets are not something I want to deal with.
I'm not sure I have anything too useful. Both my girls were in full-time underwear by 3. I do know it's still VERY typical to have overnight peeing happen at mini's age. I will say that I did adjust DD2's schedule (I don't remember enough about DD1 as she's so old now!). So I had her do a lot of her drinking earlier in the day and sort of limited how much she drank a few hours before bed. This completely helped w/ going to undies from pull-ups at night. Does he take water or anything to bed? I might try to change that as well if he does. As far as pooping, how often does he go? More htan once daily? That could be hard to change and I totally know what you mean about cleaning up poopy room/sheets is a lot worse, not to mention often resulting in a bath in the morning. Again, I think some of it could be schedule driven like maybe changing eating times, types of foods eaten at what times druing the day, etc. Maybe have him be physically active late afternoon so he goes before bed? If he goes multiple times/day, I'm not sure he might be physically ready for it. Would he be open to maybe wearing underwear plus maybe a diaper cover (or whatever they're called over his underwear at night? I'd still expect accidents and again pretty sure from what all the professionals have told me his body might not be quite physically all ready for full night free of accidents even if he is emotionally ready!
He's a once a day pooper. For a while a couple weeks ago his schedule shifted and he pooped in the late afternoons and was waking up pretty dry so I thought we might be on track but now he's back to mornings. I really can't figure out how to change a pooping schedule. Exercise is a good idea but we're in the middle of winter. We get home and it's already dark. He's usually famished at that point so it's a race to get dinner out first, then there's just a bit of playing before bedtime which is already kind of late.
I'll look for those underwear covers don't think I've ever seen.
Well, he woke us up at 6am to go pee this morning. Dry diaper when we got him up for the day. Maybe he is ready. Sort of how he did day time actually - we bought undies with the idea of maybe trying to toilet train. As soon as he saw them, diapers were history. And then his daycare teachers were like, "finally, he's been ready for months!"
Maybe the dude knows what he's doing.
Me again. I noticed yesterday at daycare that they had B feeding himself his bottle while laying down in the crib. That seemed odd to me but they said it was standard practice and google tells me it is a common thing. But I also read that feeding that way can lead to ear infections - he just had one about 3 weeks ago so that got my wheels turning. Do I ask if they can at least let him sit in a bouncy seat if they want to self feed, or wait to see if he gets another ear infection?
I've heard the ear infections thing too. Maybe ask your pediatrician if that is still considered a potential risk. If so, maybe even give them a boppy for him to be propped in to use the bottle. Are they doing it though to help him fall asleep though?
I"m not sure if it is to promote sleep or not. They don't record his naps in the app very often but usually it seems like he naps before his bottle.
Our day care had them self-feeding around 5 months of age, but they were propped up on a boppy.
I noticed him doing it in the bouncy seat a month or so ago but I thought it was just the daycare lady being lazy (because she is from my observations)
my ped advised not to do this - ear infections and tooth decay.
Self feeding while sitting is fine. While lying down means the milk/formula pools in their mouth. Bad for teeeth. Also gets them used to feeding themselves to sleep which is not a great association.
My doctor said never in the crib. I never heard the ear infection thing but our doc said it's not good for their teeth (when they come in).
Thanks all. I'm going to see if they can let him self feed in a bouncer instead. I know he isn't always in the crib with the bottle because I've walked in other times and he's being fed or is in a bouncer.
The daycare is currently going through an accreditation process so you would think if this was a bad thing they wouldn't do it? Or at least not recommended by AAP type of thing
They may not be aware of the contraindications. Self feeding in a bouncer or propped on a boppy should work better. Lying on his back and drinking a bottle is likely to lead to "baby bottle mouth" which means all the teeth except the bottom 4 front ones get cavities. Those four are protected by the baby's tongue.
My Benji is 11 months tomorrow! He's pulling to standing and cruising and babbling and saying mama!
He's becoming a toddler before our eyes it's amazing. I went crawling back to the sleep consultant because he started screaming through his second nap and he keeps waking up early. She said he's ready to transition to 1 nap already so we've begun that journey. It's really hard I haven't cried this much since we did the initial sleep training. I can't wait til it's a memory. I have a back to work date (July 24) and we have a daycare spot. Dh is on an evening schedule so I do everything myself all day long and I feel kinda isolated and super stressed. Maybe going back to work and having human contact again will be a good thing for me.
11 months wow! Sorry to hear about the tough sleep but you're right at some point it will just be a distant memory. For me work was wonderful, I definitely need to go back as I was also feeling how you are and I only did it for 3 months. I hope your return is just as good.
I'm just really sad that I'll only see him for an hour or two a day.
But I do think it'll be great for him to make little friends and play with all the daycare toys and learn and develop and such.
The adult interaction is what I missed most about work and also using my brain! Sleep issues are the hard to deal with and just when things seem under control they change things up. DD2 and DS1 both dropped to one nap before one so that's likely the case. DS2 held out much longer but only took two very short naps. He's napping longer (total time for the day) now that he's at one nap!
Thanks the nap isn't really long enough yet but so far he's being a champ! It's not fixing the early wakeups tho. Which are killin' mama!
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