April 2014 Moms

RTT 2.0

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  • @OliveOyl2014 we just stopped the bottles cold one day. LO didn't drink a whole lot he first day but she figured it out very quickly. We also tried practically every dippy cup that target sells to find one that she both liked and didn't spill! Good luck!
    OliveOyl2014
  • @OliveOyl2014, that's our problem too! He'll drink water great out of sippys, but will just makes a disgusted look and throws it when I put milk in it. He does a little better if the milk is warmed up, but still won't drink an entire cup. He'll chug a bottle of milk in like 5 minutes, and I figure it's important he gets the milk, so I'm gonna stick with it for now I guess. At our 12 month doc appointment the ped mentioned losing the bottle then, so he's gonna flip when I tell him were using it still at 15 months.
    OliveOyl2014
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  • @OliveOyl2014 we use a different type of cup for milk and water. Milk is a straw cup and water is a typical sippy cup. This seems to work well! We just cut the bottle out cold turkey around 13 months and the first few days she didn't drink that much but now drinks more. Also remember milk just provides a good source of protein, fat, and calcium as well as hydration. My lo drinks more water than milk but we also give her lots of cheese, yogurt and other fatty/protein rich foods.
    OliveOyl2014
  • LO is transitioning to one nap lately. It's making me a bit nutty because I never know when he's going to sleep, how long it will take for him to fall asleep or how long he'll sleep for. He's all over the map. It makes it tough to plan days and with a 3 year old who needs attention and to get out and do something... Well, I'm a little frustrated right now! I'm just hoping I can get him sleeping with some degree of predictability soon! Ok. Rant over.
  • LO is transitioning to one nap lately. It's making me a bit nutty because I never know when he's going to sleep, how long it will take for him to fall asleep or how long he'll sleep for. He's all over the map. It makes it tough to plan days and with a 3 year old who needs attention and to get out and do something... Well, I'm a little frustrated right now! I'm just hoping I can get him sleeping with some degree of predictability soon! Ok. Rant over.

    We're doing this too--though we aren't negotiating a 3 year old too! If I keep him busy (and out of the car), LO can make it pretty happily to about 11. Then he has been sleeping until 12:45 or so and we do lunch after. This has eliminated morning errands because I know he will fall asleep in the car. But I'm hoping if we can stick to it, he'll transition and be predictable. I don't know though. Sucks to feel stuck at home again. :(
  • We just had our 15 month check up and pedi is sending us to a pedi dietitian bc DD isn't gaining enough weight. She's only 16 lbs 11 oz and 28 in. Not even on the growth chart. Ugh.
  • We just had our 15 month check up and pedi is sending us to a pedi dietitian bc DD isn't gaining enough weight. She's only 16 lbs 11 oz and 28 in. Not even on the growth chart. Ugh.

    I'm sorry you have to deal with that, @rrachelle813 I hope the dietician can help with the weight gain!
  • We just had our 15 month check up and pedi is sending us to a pedi dietitian bc DD isn't gaining enough weight. She's only 16 lbs 11 oz and 28 in. Not even on the growth chart. Ugh.

    I'm sorry you have to deal with that, @rrachelle813 I hope the dietician can help with the weight gain!
    Thanks. Our pedi doesn't think it's a medical issue...just a picky eater issue. I think they'll help us come up with meals that have the most calories and protein that she'll potentially eat. Seriously though, more power to them if they can get my kid to eat. TELL ME ALL YOUR SECRETS!
  • Well, that's good news! Hopefully you can find things she wants to eat and pack them full of nutrition! Does she like/dislike particular textures or anything? I know my guy will often slurp down something out of a pouch even if he has turned up his nose at whatever finger food I have offered...
  • Well, that's good news! Hopefully you can find things she wants to eat and pack them full of nutrition! Does she like/dislike particular textures or anything? I know my guy will often slurp down something out of a pouch even if he has turned up his nose at whatever finger food I have offered...

    It's definitely a textures thing. But, I'm the same way so I'm not terribly surprised. She's following my exact growth pattern as a kid.

    Kids are so weird though. One day she hates something and the next she's eating it like she hasn't eaten all day. Make up your mind kid!
    Sporty1216
  • Seriously! I think this is one reason I'll excited for more language--it's hard to be a mind reader 24/7!
  • Hi! Still alive, still working 52 hour weeks. Sorry I haven't been around, I'm just too damn tired.

    Glad you are still here! Any end to those 52 hour weeks in sight? You must be absolutely exhausted.
    Not for awhile...its really killing me, but the good news is that I am finally losing significant amounts of weight!

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  • Hi! Still alive, still working 52 hour weeks. Sorry I haven't been around, I'm just too damn tired.

    Glad you are still here! Any end to those 52 hour weeks in sight? You must be absolutely exhausted.
    Not for awhile...its really killing me, but the good news is that I am finally losing significant amounts of weight!
    I'm glad there's a silver lining...but that's not the sort of weight loss plan anyone wants to follow! Hang in there and I hope relief comes before too too long!
    BADASBKRCK
  • This LO's growth/sizing is so unpredictable - I'm not used to it! DD has been average size from birth and I always stock up on clothes at great prices end of season since she's pretty much right on for size to age (although she did throw me off with a growth spurt this spring). This LO is currently in 18-24 month clothes and I have zero sense of when he's going to move up or what he'll be next summer. It irks me to think of missing deals and paying full price each season!
  • Hi! Still alive, still working 52 hour weeks. Sorry I haven't been around, I'm just too damn tired.

    Glad you are still here! Any end to those 52 hour weeks in sight? You must be absolutely exhausted.
    Not for awhile...its really killing me, but the good news is that I am finally losing significant amounts of weight!
    It's like when you lose weight from the flu ;) good to hear from you! It's soooo dead on this board lately!
    BADASBKRCK
  • So I'm not sure if anyone remembers me talking about how every other month or so DD would have a 6 hour period of vomiting then be fine. Well we finally did a radiology appt and turns out a major artery is routed strangely in her esophagus. So now the pediatrician wants us to see a cardiologist to check the other blood vessels around the heart. I'm not super freaking out, but I am a little bit.

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  • Wow...I do remember you talking about that. I'm glad they figured out what's going on. Hopefully that is the only problem and it's something that can be fixed easily. Fingers crossed for you guys :)
    BADASBKRCK
  • Thanks @emilyann64 , I guess I was freaked out enough to drink 3 margaritas after putting DD to bed lol.

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  • @BADASBKRCK - I remember you saying that. I might have three margaritas on just a regular night, so I think you're doing well! Are they talking about what to do about it now, or just focusing on figuring out what exactly is going on?

    I hope you're doing all right.
  • @BADASBKRCK, so sorry for all the stress! Hopefully work will calm down soon. And I'll keep that LO of yours in my prayers! Hope it's a quick and easy process/fix.
  • @BADASBKRCK --I'm sorry you are dealing with more stress on top of your crazy work schedule! I'm glad they figured out what might be going on with your LO and I hope the docs can get it sorted soon. I'll be keeping you and your LO in my prayers. Let us know how things go!
  • This morning, LO will only eat banana if I leave it in the peel. Kids are weird. Haha.
    babayRFL
  • Venting post ahead

    I am not in a good place. DD is going through an awful phase of waking up every night around 1-3 and staying awake for 2-3 hours. This has been going on for close to two months. On top of that she's an extremely picky eater. We have an appt with a dietitian next week bc she isn't gaining weight. Every meal is a fight.

    I feel like I'm in a constant state of stress and frustration. DH leaves the house at 5:30 for work everyday and isn't back until 6:30 so I deal with a lot of it by myself.

    I don't believe in CIO but I'm so desperate for sleep I'm contemplating putting her in her crib and just shutting the door.

    I can't live like this anymore. I find myself back to that PPD state of mind and it's terrifying.

    Tl;dr my kid is making me miserable and I don't know what to do.
  • I'm so sorry @rrachelle813 ! That sounds awful. I have to deal with these things mostly on my own too because of DH's work schedule, so I get how much that can wear on you. Is your pediatrician someone you could talk to about what is going on? Maybe s/he would be able to help? I also think that if you end up trying CIO--stepped or not--it's okay. Your LO needs you to be okay too! I wish I had real advice--maybe a friend or relative could come over and stay with LO so you can take a nap at some point too? In any case, I'm sorry you are facing this and will be praying for rest for everyone soon!
  • I'm so sorry @rrachelle813 ! That sounds awful. I have to deal with these things mostly on my own too because of DH's work schedule, so I get how much that can wear on you. Is your pediatrician someone you could talk to about what is going on? Maybe s/he would be able to help? I also think that if you end up trying CIO--stepped or not--it's okay. Your LO needs you to be okay too! I wish I had real advice--maybe a friend or relative could come over and stay with LO so you can take a nap at some point too? In any case, I'm sorry you are facing this and will be praying for rest for everyone soon!

    Thanks. I spoke with our pedi and she said it's just a phase she has to grow out of. We cosleep and the pedi is very adamant about us getting her into her crib. She just has such separation anxiety that it's really hard to deal with. DH takes over during the night on weekends which does help, but still having to deal with it 5 nights a week is killing me.

    I'm just afraid I won't be able to shake this feeling.
  • I was going to ask if co-sleeping was an option... Darn. Could you maybe also talk to your ob and/or counselor about how you are feeling? Maybe get some support on that end to help you cope with whatever decisions you need to make with your LO?
  • I was going to ask if co-sleeping was an option... Darn. Could you maybe also talk to your ob and/or counselor about how you are feeling? Maybe get some support on that end to help you cope with whatever decisions you need to make with your LO?

    I probably need to talk to someone. Luckily we have the dietitian appt next week and daycare starts the week after that so I'm really hoping those two kick this stupid phase in the ass.
  • Glad there are positive changes on the horizon! Never hurts to talk with someone though--even if just to help you make it through these next transitions....
    rrachelle813
  • @rrachelle813 - I'm sorry you are having a rough time. It sounds like there are a lot of issues going on, but on the sleep front, could you try a sleep doula/consultant? I spoke with one when I was in a rough patch. She did not believe in CIO and her fees were much more reasonable than I expected. I say this because I think that the impression is that they will tell you that you have to CIO, but there are consultants out there that will work with your own beliefs and comfort level.
  • @rrachelle813, I went through a spell of anxiety post partum, which I'd never had before, and it made me feel so awful, mentally and physically. I can totally relate to the fear of your PPD coming back, because I have a small fear of my anxiety issue coming back. Mine kicked in hard core when LO was sleeping the worst, and therefore I wasn't sleeping like really at all. When we started sleeping better my symptoms got SO much better. I say do whatever it takes (babysitters for naps, convincing DH to help more nights, CIO, some other form of sleep training, etc) for you to get more sleep. I hope the poor sleeping passes quickly, and I really think you'll feel better PPD-wise when you're more rested! Praying for you mama!
  • Also, do you happen to be BFing/weaning? I also had a rough patch with my anxiety when I started to wean. Apparently there's such a thing as "weaning depression". Might not be relevant at all to you, but just other thought on the PPD part of it!
  • @yellowflower15 I actually looked into a sleep specialist this morning but I can't find anyone in my area who deals with kids. It's all specialties like snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia.

    @0jamielynn0 I'm not BFing. I just don't understand what causes this sleep problem. I know she's not getting enough rest so you'd think she'd pass out at night. PPD is one of the main reasons we're 99% OAD and for it to come back now is my worst fear. Words can't express how much I'm looking forward going back to work. SAH is just not working for me anymore.
    I'm glad things got better for you! CIO may be our next step.
    babayRFL
  • Hi ladies! I'm still around, haven't forgot about A14 :) I usually bump mobile and for some reason the app won't let me reply to anything. Big hugs for @BADASBKRCK and @rrachelle813 ! @rrachelle813 , I wasn't comfortable letting LO CIO so I did stepped soothing... I let him cry and went in and soothed after 1 min, then let him cry 2 min and soothed, 3 min and soothed etc until he fell asleep. They say not to pick baby up but I did each time. If I remember correctly, the first night took 25 minutes to get him down, the second night fifteen minutes, and the third night it worked like a charm and he was trained. I hope you find something that works for you! Hang in there, and remember that this too shall pass. Big hugs.
    rrachelle813
  • I got in LO's crib with him today and he thought it was so hilarious :-bd
    Sporty1216
  • Just got the 360 miracle cup today and it is truly miraculous! LO loves it and can't seem to get any liquid out by banging it on stuff. Woo hoo! I had to try it myself to see how it worked. Haha. Thanks to those who mentioned it ages ago. :)
    kmos816
  • @Sporty1216 did your LO have any troubles figuring it out? I feel like it might be a little confusing without a "nipple" to sip out of!
  • I did have to help him. We talked about "tipping it up" a lot and I helped him do it. Once he got some out, he was hooked!
  • @yellowflower15 I actually looked into a sleep specialist this morning but I can't find anyone in my area who deals with kids. It's all specialties like snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia.

    @0jamielynn0 I'm not BFing. I just don't understand what causes this sleep problem. I know she's not getting enough rest so you'd think she'd pass out at night. PPD is one of the main reasons we're 99% OAD and for it to come back now is my worst fear. Words can't express how much I'm looking forward going back to work. SAH is just not working for me anymore.
    I'm glad things got better for you! CIO may be our next step.

    If you're really interested, I know that there are some consultants who do it entirely remotely - using the phone, Skype, etc. they get the info from you and discuss and develop a plan that you implement. Then they're available for questions/feedback. Might be an option.
  • @rrachelle813 --do you guys have your dietician appt this week? Hope you get some good answers!
  • @Sporty1216 yes! It's tomorrow actually. I'm probably a little too excited about going lol.

    Yall. We have successfully crib trained! Last night was the third night (also the roughest night so far). It's been going SO much better then we anticipated. I can't believe we've waited this long! Dr Ferber is a genius!
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