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knutfugget 04-02-2013 11:16 AM

2013 Infants
Congrats and welcome to all the new mommies. :)

minipie 04-03-2013 02:08 AM

Is anyone still here or has everyone moved over to the FB group?

I need some company now that F is 6 weeks old and I'm back in the infant game again!

flutter 04-03-2013 11:06 AM

I check every day :) Just don't post unless I have something new to say since there aren't usually response lol

I was thinking about starting an infant FB group. Don't know if it's a good idea... just figured it would be a more narrow range of topics than the regular mom's one.

minipie 04-03-2013 01:21 PM

I need to rejoin the moms' group. I took a FB break a while ago and for some reason couldn't rejoin the group once I reactivated my account.

Can't wait to have some people to complain about infant stuff with. :D

Ginger12 04-03-2013 04:57 PM

i would join if you make one flutter. Mini, I am here also :)

minipie 04-04-2013 02:12 AM

Hi Ginger! I figure I will just post and see who responds. :)

How is everyone with infants doing? We're doing okay here, but I am still feeling stressed and exhausted. F is 6 weeks old now, and I am hoping we're hitting our fussiness peak.

The days are actually fine -- he is relatively easy to soothe and even occasionally takes a nap in his crib! Nights are a different story. He cries and fusses for a couple hours at night and is so hard to put to bed. He wakes up every 2-3 hours to eat and then it's the same struggle to get him back to sleep. I am exhausted. He usually ends up sleeping in our bed with us because I can't get him down in his crib.

How does everyone else get their babies to sleep at night? How can you get your baby to sleep in his/her crib? I feel like I should know how to do this since it's my second baby, but I am totally clueless.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Amanda414 04-04-2013 02:33 AM

minipie - So sorry your lo is not sleeping well at night, I am in the same boat here. Since he is still little have you thought about getting a rock n play? I got one for Reagan & that was the only way I could get her to sleep at all, she also has reflux so being at an incline really helped her. In fact, Reagan is now 7 months old & still sleeps in the rock n play in our room. I really want to get her transitioned to her crib but I am having a very difficult time. Reagan will also not take naps during the day unless I am holding her or if we are in the car. I too feel so out of practice, my older DD is 9 so I feel like this is my first baby all over again.

flutter - I would also be interested in joining the infants FB group.

Hi Ginger!

Carolinagirl 04-04-2013 08:19 PM

Hi all, I'm here although I don't have a chance to get on very much. I'd defintely be interested in a fb group. I'm completely overwhelmed with everything. Its so hard having 2 newborns and a 4 & 2 year old...I have a babysitter that comes to help 2 days a week which is great. But I don't know how much longer I can keep her. We found out both babies have a milk and soy sensitivity so we are having to use alimentum or nurtimigen.(that stuff is expensive! then times it by 2) Since switching them over to it they are alot better babies, not as fussy or hard to soothe. Breastfeeding was going great but being so overwhelmed with everything I just haven't been able to cut out all milk, hidden milk, and soy that I would havr to do to continue bf'ing. I've been pumping though and freezing it. I'm so bummed about it, I finally get 2 babies who latch great but here they have a milk allergy...it figures. :(

I haven't been able to get the babies to sleep in their bassinet or cradle. They sleep a couple of hours in their pnp but then we end up putting them in their car seats. When we do that they usually sleep for a 3 hours stretch!

So glad to see some ladies over here! I'll do my best to post when I can!

minipie 04-05-2013 07:17 AM

Amanda, I'm sorry you're having such a tough time with sleep, especially after 7 months. Have you read any sleep books? With my daughter, "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" by Marc Weissbluth was an absolute life saver. I'm not sure how you feel about sleep training, but even if you don't want to use a "let cry" method, the information is still valuable. Hope you can find a solution. You must be exhausted.

Thanks for the suggestion regarding the Rock n Play. I would order one in a heartbeat if they had them in Germany. I've been looking all over the place and can't even find anything similar. What do German parents do??? I feel like we have a lot fewer of the luxuries that American parents have. All these Pack n Play, Rock n Play, things just don't exist. I guess I'm just going to tough it out and hope that the really hard days will be over soon.

Carolina, hang in there mama! I can't imagine how tough it must be with four kids, three of them under 2! You're doing a great job. I'm sorry that the babies have milk and soy sensitivities. :( That must be so disappointing that you have to stop bfing because of it.

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who can't get her baby to sleep in a crib. Obviously I'm not glad that others are having that issue, but it makes me feel like I'm not necessarily doing something wrong.

I sort of hate that I'm wishing away these early days, but I can't wait until we hit the 3 month mark and things start getting easier. It's just so hard in the beginning without much reward.

Anyway, can't wait for some more new mamas to come join us. :) Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Ginger12 04-05-2013 03:43 PM

@mini, I am a week behind you and going through the same crap at night. He seems to scream and can't get into a deep sleep from 5pm until 1am. He screams pretty much the whole time. Once we get him to sleep that last time he is usually good through the night but I feed every 2-3 hours but he usually goes right back to sleep if I do it in the dark and don't have a bunch of lights on. My Dr. said they do peak at around 6 weeks since they are at their biggest growth spurt and it tends to be uncomfortable for them. I have been wishing for the 3 month mark also, I am so over this fussing business. Oh and he sleeps in his crib during the day which is in my daughters room and sleeps in a pnp in our room at night.

@carolina, don't be so hard on yourself hun. You tried with the breastfeeding. I know I wouldn't have been able to keep up with it.

@amanda, I have never heard of a rock n play. He hates his swing and we have to bounce him around in our arms walking around the house or have him in a snuggli to get him to sleep at night.

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