Mother Hens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Apples&Oranges, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    So glad you’re home!!!
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  2. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    What a relief to be home. The banner sounds adorable.
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  3. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    M has got something viral (and managed to get me and R ill too). His appetite is pretty shit currently and he’ll only drink 1-2 oz at a time, but he’s still managing (with a lot of cajoling) to drink about 2/3 his normal amount of milk but just 1/3 his normal food.

    So how much should a baby be drinking to stay hydrated? Dr Google said (in general not specific to babies) 1/2 to 1 ounce per pound. And if that’s the case, then he’s more than cleared 1/2 ounce, but since I’m always worried... I can’t check if he cries with tears because he rarely does that under normal circumstances. So how to I know he’s properly hydrated?

    His fever is better except towards the late afternoon. His pediatrician says he’s doing well considering he’s sick. This is his first illness beyond a teething fever or stuffy nose and the first time his appetite has really suffered.
  4. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Wet diapers. As long as he’s got wet diapers, you are good. He’ll eat when he’s hungry, but keep offering fluids.
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  5. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    That’s such a practical, obvious thing that now I feel dumb for not realizing that.
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  6. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Sat on the couch snuggling E until she was super drowsy. Put her in the bassinet, wide awake. Now we are sitting here in a sleep showdown.
  7. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    @moose Do you put her in the bassinet feet first? I have heard sometimes laying babes down if they're tilted head first it'll give them the sensation they're falling and wake them up again
  8. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    We usually just lay her entire body down at once so she doesn’t startle but maybe that’s why?
  9. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I put M down butt first then head and still had that happen where he’d snap awake. Sometimes they just force themselves awake because stuff is happening. The whole “drowsy but awake” miracle happened maybe 3 times when he was under 4 months.
  10. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Even when I put her down fast asleep she wakes right up. She would love to just sleep on me forever.
  11. When El was newborn he'd do the same. It's so frustrating! When we'd finally manage to get him down, asleep, and him stay that way we would just lie on the floor, exhausted. It doesn't last forever, an it's nothing you are doing wrong.

    @MagnificentCat all the websites telling me to put baby down 'drowsy but awake' :sick:. Who does that work for, exactly?
  12. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    E is at that point where she has to agree to be put down. God forbid I put her down when I've been poking her little arm to see if she'll reacts for a few minutes and make that decision on my own.
  13. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    @ClamJam I'm so glad A is back home; what a scary thing for y'all.
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  14. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    Today is our first day watching my niece until K is born. A does not know how he feels about her. He wants to share his toys but then he immediately wants them back. He absolutely lost his shit when I pulled out her bottle to feed her.

    I’ve finally got them both down for a nap now and I’m feeling like the ultimate mom. Gold star for me until they wake up!
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  15. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @Rico Suave please come put my child down for a nap
  16. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    @moose Niece is a unicorn child that puts herself to sleep. I can’t exactly take credit for her nap. A was far more difficult. Sending magical unicorn baby sleep dust your way.
  17. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Aaaand, kiddo’s doctor suggested we go to the ER so that’s where we are.
  18. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Aw that’s sucks. I had to take A in at 6 months old after a bad flu that took all of us out, because she didn’t have a wet diaper for sooo long and couldn’t keep anything down. They gave some medicine to settle her tummy that helped. Hopefully it isn’t anything too serious and he feels better soon!
  19. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    I’m so sorry! I hope everything is okay!
  20. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

  21. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @MagnificentCat I hope everything is okay <3

    I’m really frustrated with E’s reflux. She’s constantly stopping a feed to scream, audibly choking on her stomach acid, stridor breathing, coughing, and taking inconsistent amounts per day. She’s already on 2 meds and we are doing every environmental change possible. I’m not sure if it’s just peaking in severity before it gets better or if I need to call her GI tomorrow. I just don’t want them to take her off of breastmilk because I’m unconvinced that this is the problem.
  22. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Thinking of you and MagKitten, hope all is ok.
  23. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Oh no! Feel better soon M!
  24. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Did you read that book? You may need to change her dose if she’s gained weight or go to a different med if one isn’t working.
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  25. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I did! The book is actually why I feel I might need to to back to GI sooner than our follow up. Maybe it’s a medication issue.

    That book also made me feel better because I’m so tired of doctors brushing it off as “just reflux”. It’s not just anything.
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