- Nov 14, 2004
Yay for James crawling. They just like to surprise us, don’t they?
You are probably already on your road trip. But I agree that if George is hungry, he’ll spit out the paci. So just offer the paci before pulling over to nurse.
Just FYI - M didn’t take to the paci when she was around George’s age. So if you haven’t offered George a paci before, then the paci might not help.
Sorry you are having a rough time.
If it’s any consolation, M used to cry a lot in her carseat. She loves going out now and is fine with the carseat (except for hours long road trip, then she get antsy toward the end of the drive).
Tummy time – maybe he’ll like one day. A lot of babies just start liking it after they have more head control and upper body strength.
Crying – I know it’s hard to hear your baby cry, but maybe you can wait a little bit longer before picking him up if you know he doesn’t need anything. Not saying T is being manipulative, but I think babies are kind of getting to know that they can get things by crying at 4.5 months. Ditto with NF about learning to self-soothe also.
Hang in there. It gets better.
Yay for STTN. I must’ve missed it when you posted that the boys are STTN.
How are the twins? And you?
I didn’t take M out for walks until she was like a few months old, but that’s only b/c she was born in the summer when it was really hot.
I am sure you are fine taking a quick walk.
So funny you thought the mommies thread was intimidating. I guess I was posting on the preggo thread before it split, so I knew the mommies already and the transition was just normal. I feel so intimidated and overwhelmed by the TTC and preggo threads now. I don’t think I will post over there when we are officially TTCing for #2, probably have to do with the fact that I am non-chalant and wouldn’t chart anyways.
That’s great that you are going to just go with the flow when the baby gets here. I think that’s the best approach since the baby is her own person and has her own needs. It’s not a one-size-fit-all thing.
How many weeks are you? Hope you see you soon.
If you want Sage to take the bottle, you might have to suck it up and offer the bottle once a day. Then you might have to gradually increase the number of bottles as you get closer to the end of your maternity leave. I don’t know if you remember from the mommies thread, but J (lili’s daughter never took the bottles and I think she said she didn’t introduce the bottle when she was on leave). lili went straight to straw sippy, so there are options if Sage ends up not taking the bottle at all. M went through a phase when she didn’t like bottles around 2 months, but eventually she was ok with them again. She does prefer breasts.
Childcare is difficult. We are lucky that MIL is taking care of M. Good luck.
M smiled in her sleep first too. I think it was another couple weeks before she smiled for real.
I haven’t given much finger foods yet. I gave her puffs regularly since 7 months. We had given her pieces of fruits or let her bite on the fruits. We tried bananas, strawberries, watermelon, and apples. I am worried when she takes bites of the apple. There were a couple times when she made the gagging face/sound, but she was ok after the sound. She had cheese, tofu, macaroni, breads, pancakes and bits and pieces of chicken and fish that we were eating. Her regular solid meal is still porridge. I usually dice up the fruits.
M does the ET thing like C too. Just so cute.