March 31, 2010
Posted by: Connie at March 31, 2010 08:08 AM (L6nIP)
What bothered my first son was anything that can cause mild gas in adults~it really bothered him. I had to avoid broccoli, onions, beans and cucumbers with him.
When she seems to be in a lot of pain, think about what you ate before she ate. Like Connie said, it's trial and error.
My son also got better after he hit the 6 week mark.
Posted by: Tracy S at March 31, 2010 08:55 AM (3N/bf)
Our big problem with our littlest guy was that I eat a lot of dairy and was breastfeeding. He just couldn't handle the dairy. At one point he was on 3 different prescriptions and was still having problems. The pediatrician agreed with me that we needed to start from scratch instead of adding more meds. He suggested I cut dairy out of my diet. Within 12 hours of me stopping dairy he started feeling better. It made ALL the difference. He didn't even need the prescriptions after that.
He's 19 months old now, and handles dairy just fine. He eats pretty much everything. Just back then his delicate little tummy couldn't handle it.
I thought I'd mention this because dairy can be a common culprit among babies who are breastfed and having tummy problems. Good luck finding something that works for you. It's terrible to see our babies uncomfortable.
Posted by: Amber at March 31, 2010 11:35 AM (DRxYU)
I remember now, after reading your last post, how tough that first month was. I think I had a little bit of mommy amnesia... now that he's 6 months, I'd almost forgotten how hard it was in the beginning. I think I called my mom every day or so asking for advice, and if this or that was normal, and if I was doing this right. I second-guessed myself so much, and yes...I was definitely still hurting from labor (I too had a nasty episiotomy), plus I was under the impression that breastfeeding wasn't supposed to hurt if you were doing it right, and yet here I was with cracked and bleeding nipples - I ended up doing a lot of pumping and bottle feeding the first couple of weeks until we both got the hang of it.
Yeah, it's hard, but like I said...it's one of those things that you just kind of forget as your baby gets older and you move on to new & different challenges, until someone reminds you. If we didn't have mommy amnesia, I think fewer people would have multiple children
Best of luck to you.
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Posted by: Tracey at March 31, 2010 06:58 PM (x+F0t)
Our son got gassy if The Mrs. ate broccoli, the daughter just liked to vomit until we started giving her zantac. We didn't have to give her the zantac very long, eventually she grew out of the projectile vomiting.
Posted by: Chuck at March 31, 2010 08:57 PM (bMH2g)
It's been French's yellow for me ever since.
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Posted by: Val L. at April 01, 2010 10:25 AM (qNYP5)
March 18, 2010
I haven't read a news site, watched a news program, or followed any current event at all this whole month. A few days ago, I asked my husband, "Is Corey Haim dead or something?"
I want to get back to my hobby, but it's just so low on the totem pole. But I do need to get back to at least reading the news.
And maybe once I know what's going on, I might have something to say here. In between feedings.
Posted by: Lucy at March 18, 2010 01:16 PM (YNvUz)
Take a break Sarah! You have more important things to do. The world will still be turning even if you're not paying attention all the time. ;o)
I just started back to school this week for the first time in 20+ years and my attention span to the web is very constricted. I miss it, and squeeze it in when I can (this is the first place I went today--and every day), it's an adjustment in my time I have to make right now.
Baby Time is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more important than school, so believe me, no one here begrudges you at all! [Cheers from the crowd!] Infancy goes so incredibly fast, soak up every Blessed second of it you can get.
I've been holding off 'til the right time, and since I'm posting, this must be it. The BEST advice I got being a 1st time mom was this:
Night time feedings are just that. Just feeding. Don't turn on the lights, don't play and talk with your angel. Just feed. Full tummy, back to sleep. (I always did it in the recliner, just so I wouldn't be tempted to fall back asleep with baby.) The very first day I started my boy on cereal he slept through the night. (3 mos.?) My sister had her kid sleeping in Mom & Dad's bed until he was five. Didn't want to go there at all. Bed time was never an issue from the get go for me and mine.
Thanks for taking the time to share what you have. I wouldn't have been disappointed if you didn't post for weeks at a time.
Bless all of you! Enjoy this wonderful beginning of your family!
Posted by: MargeinMI at March 18, 2010 03:38 PM (BZPZQ)
Then I realized you're Mia.
You haven't missed out of much. I'm sure that if the USA became the USSA, your husband would have told you.
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Posted by: Connie at March 18, 2010 06:10 PM (L6nIP)
MIA stands for "Mom in action," right?
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Posted by: Ruth H at March 19, 2010 01:51 PM (YpblU)
I think I missed most of the 1980's because of the kids. Heh.
Posted by: Teresa at March 19, 2010 04:03 PM (ZCuP9)
Wow this is what I get for finishing grad school and not touching a blog for almost a year? Maybe I should stay away from blogging a little more often.
Congrats to you and dad! What a beautiful little chub chub. I'm so very happy for you all.
Posted by: Household6 at March 20, 2010 11:30 PM (V86CJ)
March 06, 2010
I am feeling much better and ready to face another sleepless night.
And as requested...a photo with cute feet.
And penguins! That kid's on the road to geekdom! Woot!
She really is adorable. I can't tell you how happy I am for the entire Grok family.
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Posted by: Erin at March 07, 2010 12:45 AM (GrgeU)
Next ... her cute hands! She's trying to hide them, but I can see them!
Her cheeks are so rosy. Are they always like that?
She seems to be sleeping. I hope you can find such peace.
I'm glad your husband's back to father her.
I wrote this comment in Google Chrome which isn't compatible with the paragraphing function of your blog. So I switched to MSIE (argh) to post it ... only to discover I had closed the Chrome tab with this text in it. ARGH.
I hope you're composing your new post outside a browser. One reason why I usually type comments within a browser is that it's annoying to paste plain text comments and add formatting (bold, italic) and links by hand later - it's easier to format as I type.
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Posted by: Darla at March 12, 2010 02:41 PM (RAPsl)
March 05, 2010
When I find time. Which has proven to be phenomenally hard so far. I haven't even found the time in two whole days to take a sitz bath -- something I desperately want to do -- because I feel like I am constantly starting or ending a feeding. I haven't taken a single nap. And most days I forget to take my medicines too.
This is chaos. I am still figuring it out.
Has anything happened in the world? Baby watched O'Reilly with my mom last night, so she's more up to date on current events than I am at this point.
Posted by: Connie at March 05, 2010 02:38 PM (L6nIP)
Absolutely nothing has been going on - let alone anything more important than taking care of your littlest sweetie.
I totally sympathize on the constantly beginning-continuing-ending-cleaning-up a feeding thing!!! That was why I didn't eat or drink much of anything, let alone get more than a wink of sleep, for DAYS... and it was a bad idea. All sorts of unpleasantness.
You might try setting a timer for your meds; inspired by the hospital's charts, keeping a chart that someone more mobile can review helped me, too... seriously, have someone else keep your "brain" documented outside of your body for a while. Once I was through with *some* of the very early, made-me-want-to-just-die, rigamarole, I'd feed Kiddo; then just sit there holding him until we both fell asleep. Wake up & feed him again. Then fall back asleep. (Not sure how much of that was painkillers, and how much was sheer exhaustion...) Every few minutes helps, and I promise it'll get better... these first few days really are rough.
Timing-wise for a bath, the best time would be right after a feeding so she's happy & you can hand her off to whoever's helping; OR... you could probably even nurse her *during* the bath, once you got settled... not sure how slick that would work, but it occurred to me just now, so I figured I'd mention it. But yeah, you'll probably have to really, intentionally, schedule the most mundane things for a little while.
Anyway, we're totally pulling for you & hoping it gets just that much easier, that much sooner... *hugs*
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Posted by: Eric at March 05, 2010 06:00 PM (BnXyO)
Mine are late teenagers now. I well remember and cherish the newborn days. We bottle fed from the beginning, so as a dad I was able to feed them too. One big thing to know and remember. There is NOTHING going on in the world that is even close to important as snuggling with your baby girl. Cherish every single moment. And take lots of pictures. Those pictures will be cherished keepsakes.
Congratulations again! She is a cutie!
Posted by: SciFiJim at March 05, 2010 10:35 PM (kJF1e)
Except, sitz baths and pain pills. You need those, girl. Believe me, I speak from experience. The sitz baths will help you heal much, much faster.
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