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  1. #21
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    So glad I am not alone about the fussing for mumma thing. He will be completely content the entire time my mom watches him, and as soon as he sees I have returned, waaaah! It's like hey nice to see you too. Many s and hopefully these days will pass quickly.
    Mama to my Rubies
    C '07
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    L '12
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  2. #22
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    My son's like that too - I'll give him my undivided attention and then the minute I need to get up to go to the bathroom, wash my hands or to grab another toy, he'll whimper and get all watery eyes on me and then I have to go and pick him up. But when he's with my in-laws or with my parents, he's a perfect angel with him. They even comment on how quiet and behaved he is!

    I think it's true that they are just so comfortable with you, that they leave their guard down with you and just act however they want to act knowing that you will love them no matter what. So, it's a nice thing And, I do believe it's a phase thing - we all go through phases, even in adulthood! LOL

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    No you are not alone... Where to start my ten year old sasses me and is snotty most days atleast a few time..LOL but when she is somewhere else guess what she is polite and has manners and even asks if she could help...That one always pisses me off...
    My two year old runs me from one end to the other and some days she cries and whins but on those days I bring her to my friends so I can goto the store.. I come back and find out she is a saint.. No whinning no fussing..Ughh it doesn't get anybetter but the one thing I remind myself ..Children always act out for who they feel the most comfortable with.....so the crying is his way of saying I love you Mommy.....I think....check back with me tomorrow..LOL
    Allie
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    Mother to 4 crazy ones

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    OMG, I am sooo tired. I can't even face tonight. I almost see no point in going to bed, but I can't keep my eyes open. I had to go to town today to get supplies for our house and I had to stop when both kids fell asleep so that I could catch a few winks myself.

    Molly--Waylon likes to pull up on stuff but hasn't figured out how to put one leg in front of the other to do the walking thing. He crawls on feet and hands, though, so figure that one out . His bear crawl is soooo cute! He has been on a wearing strike. I have him in a sling today and my shoulder is killing me because he leans out of it too, and I can't see to get anythign done. He just arches out of the back carry, but I'm going to try something I found on TBW on my back and just force him to stay up there. Maybe I can "show him" so to speak. He used to love being on my back, but that was before crawling.

    I keep reminding myself that this, too, shall pass. It shall. It shall. It shall. Haylee really has been clingy too. Last night she woke up and dh usually sleeps with her, but she only wanted me. And to nurse. In the middle of the night, of all things. This hasn't happened in over a year. And she has nursed more than he today. And my elbow is killing me. I'm sorry to be so whiny. I really try not to be. I remember that Haylee was like this at this age--not quite up as much, but up a lot.

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


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    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
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    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
    338 miles on my old shoes

  5. #25
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    Are you eating right?
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    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*number3 View Post
    Are you eating right?
    Right? Am I? Not bad, really. Not great, but not bad. Why? I fail to see how this is affecting his sleep, and whether or not he wants to be held or down .

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


    Miles in 2012: 350.5/900 (Actual Miles Ran: 189)
    Miles in 2011: 708.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 509)
    Miles in 2010: 800.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 620)

    January Miles: 37.5/75
    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
    April Miles: 64
    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
    338 miles on my old shoes

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    Yeah - I'm talking about you... not W You're just talking about how your so tired and stuff.. I wanted to make sure you're at least eating right.
    Click here to find an LLL leader near you...or call 1 877 4 LA LECHE for help now.

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
    Eleanor Roosevelt


    "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
    Emerson


    Ban the bags. ......... Watch your language. ....... Help keep Dr Newman's clinic open!

    We demand that our childcare providers are CPR certified... why don't we demand the same of ourselves! Get certified!

    I lost 22 lbs in 8 months... with a bit of determination and common sense information from this book.

  8. #28
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    Well, today wasn't the best, but for the most part, yeah, I'm eating pretty good. I need more veggies. I will eat veggies tomorrow, I promise.

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


    Miles in 2012: 350.5/900 (Actual Miles Ran: 189)
    Miles in 2011: 708.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 509)
    Miles in 2010: 800.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 620)

    January Miles: 37.5/75
    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
    April Miles: 64
    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
    338 miles on my old shoes

  9. #29
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    Ian was just like this. Not happy in my arms. Not happy down. Crying and fussing at everything. He would only stay with someone else for a few minutes.

    Therefore, I have no suggestions, only a whole lotta empathy. Try to take good care of yourself so you aren't run down.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ak411 View Post
    Katy & I have many bonding issues b/c of all the crying/unhappiness. It just seems like she's never happy. She's content at times, but it always seems like it's at the expense of my happiness. I am more than happy to sacrifice for my children, but I get very frustrated sometimes. She takes every ounce of energy we have.
    I find myself a lot angrier and frustrated with Ian, and I believe it stems from just how much he cried as a baby and how hard I worked to try to help him and he never responded. It was draining, and it still is. . .. particularly because he's actually really good for the DCP and DH most of the time, but he treats me horribly in many, many ways, despite constant attention and discipline on my part. My dad even noticed

    I seriously hope these high-needs, uber demanding kids turn into teens that are a whole lot less work. Or I am going to commit myself to a little white, padded room.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
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  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*aprilsmagic View Post
    Ian was just like this. Not happy in my arms. Not happy down. Crying and fussing at everything. He would only stay with someone else for a few minutes.

    Therefore, I have no suggestions, only a whole lotta empathy. Try to take good care of yourself so you aren't run down.



    I find myself a lot angrier and frustrated with Ian, and I believe it stems from just how much he cried as a baby and how hard I worked to try to help him and he never responded. It was draining, and it still is. . .. particularly because he's actually really good for the DCP and DH most of the time, but he treats me horribly in many, many ways, despite constant attention and discipline on my part. My dad even noticed

    I seriously hope these high-needs, uber demanding kids turn into teens that are a whole lot less work. Or I am going to commit myself to a little white, padded room.
    Susan, I just started crying when I read this post. Shiloh was the MOST difficult baby. He cried and was never happy...not even when I was holding him or not. It was so frustrating. I constantly wondered what was wrong with him.

    DH had the HARDEST time bonding with him. I would say that they were not really WELL attached and bonded to eachother until somewhere between 16 and 18 months...and that was only because I FORCED the issue. I started just leaving and MAKING Shiloh spend time with his daddy. (they needed to bond and for heaven's sake, I NEEDED the break!) It was a rough road, but now they are really close and Shiloh is very much in love with his daddy.

    It is hard to deal with it sometimes. My once independent sleeper won't close his eyes without my arms wrapped around him. Its cute but a little overwhelming at times. I have NO idea how I'm going to take care of 2 of them. It scares me.

    Sigh...aside from the sleeping issues...it has gotten 100% better now that he is older and can verbalize. Hang in there Erin, and call me sometime!
    All over the world there exists in every society a small group of women who feel themselves strongly attracted to giving care to other women during pregnancy and childbirth. Failure to make use of this group of highly motivated people is regrettable and a sin against the principle of subsidiary. ~ Dr. Kloosterman, Chief of OB/GYN, Univ. of Amsterdam, Holland


    **Leslie**

    Mama to:
    Shiloh (5/6/06) Nursed for 13 months and Josephine (7/26/08) Nursed for 23.5 mos Currently nursing my new little firecracker, Finley Catherine, born on the 4th of July!!

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