Post by lildiamondeyes on Sept 29, 2017 14:30:25 GMT
Things are going smoothly, like way too smoothly. Nights are good, 1-2 wake ups per night. We just have hit a growth spurt because little man is nursing all freaking day! I'm good as long as I find the time to exercise each day. It's my quiet time just for me.
Going well here too! Little guy is 15 lbs 4 oz 25 inches, rolling, STTN, smiley happy guy. He is such a sweet wonderful baby. Of course,my anxiety rears it's ugly head and it freaks me out how smoothly things are going lately with all my kids, like I am waiting for the other shoe to drop :/ over all very happy and in love with this baby of mine
Meh. He's hanging in there. We're having issues with his daycare room, again, so that's fun.
We're sleep training. I hate sleep training. He doesn't seem to want to break out of regression hell yet.
I'm tired. It was a long week. Normally, I don't get out of the office much, but this week, I was in the office *maybe* two days worth of hours over the course of 5 days. It was like freaking whack a mole all week
I'm back at work, husband's on week 3 of paternity leave, and the kids are great. This is my intense week - I run a fellowship program and it started Wednesday. I think I saw them for a total of about five hours all week.
We transitioned to the crib right before I went back to work and got them out of swaddles a week or so later. I feel guilty because Violet gets upset more, so I end up holding/comforting her while he plays with his feet or chomps on his hand. Violet's not rolling yet, but she looks like she's going to start with back to tummy. No teeth, not quite ready for solids, and not mobile (outside of making sure no one propels themselves off of the changing table).
Baby girl is growing and sleeping through the night. She is such a happy, laid back, easy going baby who loves to smile. I will say that she is a nosey body. If she could sit herself up she would. She has been pulling her head and shoulders up and start to bring it forward off of flat surfaces for the last month. She just wants to keep up with her brothers.
Post by cubbiebear325 on Sept 30, 2017 15:21:18 GMT
cmb I'm with you! We are in sleep regression and it sucks. I thought it was just vacation this past week, different environment, different bed but naps are only 30min, sometimes as short as 10m and she was up every 45m-1h. Last night was our first night back at home and up twice but only 10min nap this morning. Now asleep on me. She has been self soothing with her thumb sucking for 1m and and great sleeper so I'm not sure what to do since she has already been self soothing. I put her down drowsy but awake at night. Help?
Otherwise she's a happy baby. Laughs and smiles all the time. 4m check is Tuesday, late with vacation. Guessing she will be 18.5-19lb. Wearing mainly 9m clothes and 6-12m. She's a monster! Rolls both ways, mainly sleeping on her tummy now. Getting good at intentional reaching and grasping. Still a little wobbly with sitting with little support. Super super interested in eating. Watches us intently. I waited until 5.5m with dd1 but may not be able to last that long with her.
We had our 4 month appt on Friday. He looks plenty chubby to me but he is short like me and only weighed 14 lbs. 4 oz. He's got a cold (which he shared with both of us) and is so snotty and pathetic to see.
Sleep is still hit or miss and we are considering some type of sleep training. I don't know that I'm ready for it though.
The pediatrician said we could start solids if we wanted to do we are thinking about that as well. For now we started having him sit with us at the table and he likes to watch us while we eat.
DD3 turned 5 months this past weekend. Her first tooth started coming through last week. She's babbling a lot and overall a happy baby. Mostly she just likes sitting with one of us and watching what we're doing.
I need to figure out a high chair because we'll likely start BLW once she's sitting on her own and over 6 months.
So happy to see everyone's updates! DS will be 5 months old this weekend. (What?!)
He is adjusting to daycare. It's not perfect, but he's doing fine. He had a tummy bug of some sort on Friday, so we kept him home and took him to the doctor so she could rule out anything else. It was so heartbreaking, but he was feeling better after 48 hours. He was 15 lbs 6.5 oz (had gained 4 oz since his 4 month checkup). We're waiting until 6 months to start any solids.
He was sleeping almost all night with only an early morning feeding (snooze button feed), but now he added back one feed that's usually sometime between midnight and 2AM. It's still developmentally appropriate for him to have 2-3 feedings at night on average, so it's fine by me. It seemed to coincide with him going back to daycare. He didn't do that when my husband was home with him all day. I wouldn't call it reverse cycling because he finishes his bottles, but perhaps his schedule just got messed up a little too much.
For anyone considering sleep training, I would suggest reading these links:
You should also make sure to move feeding to the beginning of your bedtime routine so that it ends 20-30 minutes before sleep. Also, naps and wake times have to be on point in order for nighttime sleep training to work since overtired babies can't put themselves to sleep well at all, which might mean a lot of nursing/holding/wearing/car/swing naps for a few days. Independent naps can be sorted out after night sleep is has been settled.
For troubleshooting scheduling issues that might be contributing to night wakings, I highly recommend the Precious Little Sleep Facebook group. They are very CIO friendly, but they also help pinpoint other issues (i.e. scheduling, bedtime routine, etc) that might help wakings without resorting to CIO.
Things are pretty good over here, as long as we keep up with her zantac dose. Sleep is hit or miss, but I don't want to explore sleep training till she's closer to six months. Ped said we can start exploring solids in a month or so, so I also need to figure out a high chair.
Our nanny is awesome, and I'm so sad we'll lose her when we move.
lildiamondeyes it's been a series of issues, mostly feeding and nap related. They ask the parents for a schedule but then make their own. Last Wednesday, DS2 went from 6am to almost 12pm without being fed (he gets dropped off around 7:15am) because he slept through when they thought he should eat and then made him wait until the other babies were fed. That morning, he only took 2oz, which they knew. His feed prior to that was at 7:30p the night before- he dropped his night time feed weeks ago. I flipped my shit when I saw that report
The schedule we said was 4oz every 3 hours but they keep trying to force him on 5oz every 4 hrs. He would sleep *maybe* 2 hours total for the 9/9.5 hours he was there because he wasn't fed before sleep then wake up hungry