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should baby nap in room or living room?

Apr 26, 2010 - 0 comments
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so ive been putting baby girl (month old) in her bassinet to sleep so that she wont use the boppy pillow as a bed anymore and she gets used to her bassinet. she used to nap in the living room with all the noise of the day and sleep 2-3 hours. but her naps have only been1-2hrs long now and i can hear her wakng up very often. shes good at falling asleep by her self but i dont feel like shes getting good enough sleep, so she will fall right back to sleep ive been trying to sleep when she sleeps since she wakes up to eat every 2 hours but she wakes up after 30min so im not getting much sleep. am i confusing her by putting her in our quiet room during the day? she can still see the light from outside and hear some stuff around the house. should i let her sleep in the living room like i had been doing for naps before? or does she just need to get used to it?

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she wont sleep

Apr 23, 2010 - 8 comments
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so baby girls slepping is getting worse and worse.
the 1st few days home from the hospital she slept great, even slept a 5 hr stretch at night. then she started needing to sleep with me at night time but would nap fine by herself during the day in the livingroom or bassinet. last week i would put her in her bassinet still awake with the vibration on and just walk around the room/clean so there woul be some noise and she would fall asleep. now (1 month old)shes gotten to the point where she will fight sleep and sit here and cry for 2 hours. then she'll be overtired so she wont let me put her down for more then 5 min which is extremely hard because im exclusively pumping breastmilk every 2-4 hrs and she wont sit by herself, not even in her boppy or vibrating chair. i let her cry in her bassinet once because she was so overtired and she fell asleep after 3 min. she slept in the carseat for an hour on and off today while i ran errands and right now she finally fell asleep in my arm for 15min(so far) im afraid to put her down.
she did this same this yesterday and ended up finally sleeping from 3-7 then kept me up from 10-1 which is usually when she sleeps the best at night.
any advice? im really dying here.

shes so friggen big!

Apr 20, 2010 - 0 comments
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i swear shes gained a lb in the past few days lol. shes been waking up once a night which is awesome. last night i had to drive my MIL to phoenix airport. 2hour drive there and back. britton ate at 130 i pumped and i changed her. we left at 230 and she slept until we got home at 630am. crazy! then i pumped and fed her and we slept for 3 hrs. she has been sleepnig allll day so i think she might be going through a growth spurt (she has been eating a lot too) some sittings she will eat 6oz! sometimes i think i should stop her from eating so much. but she'll usually go 4 hrs inbetween feedings then.
oh and this girl is a pooping machine! omg sooo much poop. we go through so many diapers lol. she goes like 10 times a day! ive been doing good maintaining the house and the baby today without my mother in law which is exciting to know i can do this on my own lol. now i just have to help DH get used to it. because almost every time Britton gets fussy he will give her back. he just got home, played with her for 15min and she staaarted fussing. i was like oh no im not taking her back i get a little break lol. he needs to learn how to sooth her crying too. he grabbed a bottle (after my advice that she might be hungry) and shes been good ever since lol

oh yeah the only good/bad thing is that my bleeding almost completely stopped bleeding when DH's mom was here, but today there was bright red blood in my pad again. which friggen *****! maybe its my period. but im exclusively pumping so i didn't think i was going to get it for months. we'll see.

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Eating a lot!

Apr 17, 2010 - 0 comments
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3 weeks 1 day old! times flying
gosh today sucked.. shes been eating like crazy lol. but we did go to the park for liek 3 hours. she ate 4oz and an hr and a half later she ate 3 more! she usually only eats every 3-4 hours. hopefully she will stay full the rest of the night. she has eaten all that i have pumped for the day! lol. might have to break out the freezer stash lol

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