She seems to have tummy troubles yesterday and today. Started at 4am, she spit up in her sleep, of course I was right beside her so I jumped up at the sound of her fussing. She has only spit up less then a handful of times total, and then it happened 4 times between 4-6am, so something was bothering her although she didn’t seem overly upset by it, it smelled sweet not sour, so I think it was undigested milk, cause it smells bad when she spits up half digested milk. Today she is alternating between being ultra sleepy and then fussy when awake with lots of farts and burps, so it seems to me this is digestive issues. Dave thinks she is overeating, or taking in more milk then her tummy can handle, since she has been cluster feeding since 9pm last night being at breast for 45 minutes, 1 hour off, then back…I wonder if I have an oversupply and how I would breasts are not super full or engorged ever anymore, she does not seem to choke or fuss at feeding time, that only happens if she misses a 3 hour feeding, like sleeps 4 hours so then the breast is really full and waiting..hmmmm.

We have gotten so good as of late of reading her we have been able to nip her fussiness in the bud, minimizing crying, so I feel so bad when I don’t know how to help her. Poor wee child.

I cant believe how deeply my love for her grows everyday, its so wonderful, she’s so precious and wonderful.

I really have to figure out a babywearing solution..she is so happy being held and I hate to put her down too much as well, but I need two hands to eat, wash ect…so wearing her would be the most obvious solution..I have a one size pouch sling but she dosen’t like it, the pouch is too deep for her head, it’s fine for her body but I can’t figure out how to keep her face exposed, her head just sinks in too far and she cries…I had a snugli carrier but I can’t find it anywere. I think I am going to keep my eyes peeled for cheep cotton knit fabric, pick up 5-6 yards and make make my own Moby type carrier. A friend in Toronto carried her daughter in lenghts of linen like this and I remember it being quite comfy and conviniant.

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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on February 11, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Baby wearing didn’t work for me even though I was determined. Baby has to like it too… so my advice is that it’s really not the end of the world if you put her down from time to time πŸ™‚ there are plenty other things to feel guilty about so don’t feel ripped off πŸ™‚ She is so precious to you but you are going to have her for a very very very very long time. And then one day you’re gonig to watch her try to write πŸ™‚ and have the letters come out in the wrong order, like my son is doing right now πŸ™‚
    I read all this and I’m thinking, I want to try this again. But then, I’m too scared.

  2. I have no advice, but I was in the same boat. The pouch sling didn’t work out for us either, no matter what I tried. I have a front-carrier thing that’s ok but a bit “industrial” and not super comfy for baby. Eventually I gave up; I may try again now that he’s bigger. Good luck though! Those moby wrap things look great, that might do the trick.

  3. I just started using my Moby! Love being hands free! I bought mine used

  4. Moby wraps (or homemade versions) are awesome, seriously. They’re very comfortable and adaptable for babies of all sizes. Get one or make one as soon as you can, you won’t regret it.
    And for the pouch sling, try putting a small towel folded or rolled up under her upper body and head – that should keep her head elevated enough for her comfort. I had the same problem with Charlotte in the early weeks but after a couple of months, the pouch sling was AWESOME for hands free nursing while I shopped or walked!! I wore long tank shirts under another top then I could lift one shirt, pull the tank down and breastfeed in the sling without exposing my tummy or chest.

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