Just had a small win... DS & DD are both asleep at the same time! Praise the lord!!! I need some peace, DS is teething (2yr old molars) and he's absolutely miserable! I had to get nurofen in him using his yoghurt, poor monkey! DD Would only sleep on me this morning so really need a break!
French Pear (17-11-2014)
I will be in a similar boat soon. I have an 18mnth old and I am 19wks pregnant. I am nervous about how I will handle it and intend to rely heavily on my many carriers to get me through. Till, then, I can definitely sympathise. My DD hated the car and had silent reflux as a little bub so I had a baby in no routine but what she chose who wasn't often put down and was a massive mummy's girl so only went to dad when she was happy. It was hard. hang in there and vent as much as you need.
He is 7 weeks and I'm following the 4-6 week routine at the moment, I'm bf'ing, but not expressing when she says as I'm pretty sure we're past the 6 week growth spurt.
Main issue for me is he wakes early (I think probably too cold at 5am and haven't figured out exactly how to fix it yet), and it is tricky if he wakes before due for next feed, yesterday took all 3 out for a walk just to get him to have a bit more sleep in the morning.
Have still been using the dummy from time to time too, either to settle or resettle when he wakes too early.
We've had 4 days basically at home all day to get this sorted, but the next few days will be out and about a lot more, so hoping we can stick to it!
My toddler is now 3 and my bub is nearly 9 months. What helped me was full time daycare! I waited until bub was about 3 months before I slowly started winding the number of days back. Is it possible to put your toddler in care for at least a couple of days?
So we had a family day out today. It wasn't exactly relaxing! DS spewed everywhere twice (all over himself and his wrap) and was a bit grumpy, and DD was running around like a wild child. We surrendered just after lunch and came home. A bit ambitious I think! Might wait until DS is a few months older before we try that again.
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