Dude, I am SO over it.
I'm also not *usually* a complainer - Jen, no need to weigh in if you
disagree - but OM effin G, this is the pits. My back hurts constantly,
unless I'm lying down in my pillow nest. I get a headache most every day.
Can't sleep at night.
I feel bad complaining because I'm so grateful to be pregnant and to be
having a healthy pregnancy. BUT there is a LIMIT!
Trying to think of ways to improve my mood/comfort level, but coming up
On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 3:18 PM Sarah Bill <sarahbill33@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yes to bottle trading! Although i've been really lucky with my last couple
who like pretty much any kind of nipple in their mouth LOL. You never know
which kids are going to be picky, though.
As for middle of the night diaper changes! I just keep a smaller basket of
diapers and wipes on my bedside table/ nightstand and change the baby in
the bed. I change them first before feeding, so if they fall asleep I don't
have to wake them up again.
Some might not want to do it that way, but I've honestly never had an
issue with changing them in bed. Then again, I've never had a boy, so we'll
see how that works out...
You guys PLEASE tell me I'm not alone in being so completely over this
pregnancy! I'm not usually a complainer but it's really getting old... the
sleeplessness, the weight, the heartburn, the restless legs, the crotch
lightning, the swollen feet... Come on May, hurry up!
On Thu, Apr 4, 2019, 12:44 PM Jaimi McDonough <jaimi.donald@xxxxxxxxx>
I would definitely be in favor of trading around things like swaddles and
On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 12:23 PM Cara Isher-Witt <caraisherwitt@xxxxxxxxx>
Jaimi, I like your plan of using the pack n play - this was also our
plan until we were faced with the opportunity to buy a cosleeper for
ridiculously cheap...second hand deals are my weakness! Good on ya for
keeping the baby gear at bay :)
Re: swaddles, we also have some "wombies" brand and maybe a couple of
others - I don't like the idea of buying one of everything and then having
to likely not use more than half of it - so hoping something we already
have sticks. Maybe trading around things that our own babes don't love, but
someone else's might (including bottles...so many types of bottles...) will
be something this list is good for after they join us! I'd be more than
happy to swap swaddles around.
On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 3:57 PM Jaimi McDonough <jaimi.donald@xxxxxxxxx>
Sorry I'm late responding! We plan to use a pack 'n play with the
mattress raised to the bassinet level next to our bed for the first few
months rather than purchasing a separate bassinet. I still go back and
forth about whether we should get a separate bassinet that's more
bed-height, but the idea of having *another *piece of baby gear
stresses me out!
I've also wondered about the nighttime diaper changes. At this point,
the plan is to just walk across the hallway to the nursery to use the
changing table, but I know that won't be convenient.
Another semi sleep related question: What kinds of swaddles are all of
you planning to use? I have muslin swaddle blankets, one Halo sleep sack
and some of the SwaddleMe velcro swaddles, but I'm not sure if I should
have other types on hand in case he doesn't like the ones I have.
On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 4:09 PM Cara Isher-Witt <caraisherwitt@xxxxxxxxx>
Finally catching up on this!
First, I had to ask Jen what the definition of "sleep training" was
because I thought we were going to trade deep philosophies LOL! But our
plan is to have baby in a "sidecar" style co-sleeper that pulls up next to
our bed. We got a second hand one that is basically a wooden mini-crib
only 3 sides. We actually finally got the mattress and sheets for it last
week, and rearranged my side of the bed to make room over the weekend. So,
I'm picturing baby in the cosleeper, usually me on that side of the bed,
I can just lift him up to nurse at night. Now, that said, I'm a bit
terrified of falling asleep on him! I'm a deep, heavy sleeper, and I don't
want to crush the guy! Jen has also said that she wants "some turns" on
baby's side of the bed, and so she will bottle feed once I've begun
pumping, or just lift him over to me.
One thing I wonder about with this setup is diaper changes. Like, I'm
all cozy in bed, got the baby without getting up, etc. but I know there's
gonna be a diaper need along with that feeding. Sarah, what have you done
about this with your others that you kept in/near your bed?
As far as other sleep-trainy things, we plan to put him down awake as
soon as possible so he can learn to go to sleep on his own. Not sure when
that's supposed to happen...back to the books! Also, hoping to "train"
to not need perfect quiet to sleep by having him nap in the living room
with us during the day, exposed to noise. We'll see if that one pans out.
Oh, and we have a little rocking bassinet set up now for his daytime naps.
Excited to see y'all again tomorrow afternoon!
On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 11:46 AM Sarah Bill <sarahbill33@xxxxxxxxx>
I would LOVE to hear everyone else's plans on this, because this is
one area I do pretty much nothing about. The first month or two I just
the baby next to me in a bassinet or (I know it's NOT what you're
to do) in bed with me, sleeping on my chest while I'm propped up. But
those first couple months, I just have the baby in a crib or bassinet in
our room...and I pick them up each time they start crying. So far I've
no issues with 4 out of 5....but one of my kids got up ALL. THE. TIME.
I eventually had to let her cry it out. She was probably 18 months old at
that point, though, and getting up every 2-3 hours to feed. I wasn't
I still haven't moved my 18 month old out of our room, but she is
such a GOOD sleeper that I'm hesitant to mess up a good thing. We'll see
what happens when there's a newborn crying and waking her up!
On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 11:23 AM Lisa Renee <lrich220@xxxxxxxxx>
Happy Thursday! Where has the time gone. This week has flown by!
Question for the group: How are y’all planning to sleep train your
little one? In your bed, next to your bed, in their room? Have you
about how long you’ll let them cry before picking up?
1 Corinthians 12:4-8 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy
or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own
is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but
rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things,
all things, endures all things.”
Jaimi D. McDonough, Ph.D.
Jaimi D. McDonough, Ph.D.