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Well Ike did NOT sleep well last night.  I’m not pleased.  He just didn’t want to be put down so I made up my mind that there will be no more holding him while he sleeps during the day.  He can’t get used to that!  It’s hard because it’s nice to cuddle the little rascal while he sleeps but I’m not into creating bad habits right now.  I’m still debating weather or not I’m going to really use the soother much.  I don’t know if he’ll need it.  It’s come in handy a few times already.  I guess if he becomes a bad sleeper then I’ll use it.  It was a good tool to get Silas to stop nursing at night but then he needs it all night long now.  It’s annoying.  I’m also trying to get him to nap without being swaddled sometimes too.  Silas was wrapped up until like 7 or 8 months, I was too chicken to get him out of it.  When I did, it was the easiest thing ever.

Seeing that I had a bad sleep last night, my emotions are somewhat wacky again.  I’ve been weepy today.  I think that right now I wont talk to my Dr. about it because I should give the hormones some more time to level out.  I have tons on my plate right now with a new baby and the move and whatnot so of course I’ll be out of sorts.  So if I’m still feeling crappy after we’re in our new home then I’ll for sure do something about it.  I’m hoping the crappyness will not last that long.  I really hate being at the whim of a stupid chemical balance.  Goodness I’m tired.  Right now I don’t look at Isaac and resent him or anything.  That’s good.  Good thing he’s cute.
Ike’s bum is being SO incredibly slow to heal, perhaps I should try and have him naked more.  His poor little bum bleeds every time I have  to get the poop off of it.  I try not to wipe but it needs to get clean.  🙁  I feel so bad for his little bum, I don’t know what else to do for it.  It’s so hard to heal something that’s always wet.  I bet if the weather were more dry it would heal up better.  Stupid living in a rain forest.

Roselle (MIL) came over today and I got to have a nap.  I didn’t want to get out of bed after that.  So cozy.  There was also a little baby waiting to suck on my very sore nipple, I wasn’t looking forward to it.  She’s about to take Silas for a stroll outside.  I should get outside at some point today as well.

Anyway, I’m off.


  1. Aww if you don’t hold him during the day then how will you get mommy an baby time?

    If you do a bed time routine he will eventually learn the difference. We did bath before bed since she was born and by 6 weeks she knew the difference between nap and bed time.

  2. Hey you!!
    Well, we havent really talked much or seen eachother much latley, but I am thinking of you and praying for you!:) It will pass soon. You do have tons on your plate right now, I really sympathize!:( Let me know if you need anything at all, we can come distract Silas for you when MIL gone if you need it! And if you need help packing etc, I am here:)! Lots of people love you tons! Your awesome! (and a fabulous mommy:))!
    Lots of love, hope you get a great sleep tonight! Ash!!!

  3. P.S. 🙁 poor Ike’s bum!! Ireland used to have bad rashes! I totally agree, the weather makes it worse! Naked time would rule for it too eh?, to bad newborns spray poop everywhere!! lol!
    Did you try different diapers? That worked well for Ireland, also there is a cream you can get at save on, I think, It’s got a weird name, like a name and then “bum cream”, like “George’s Bum Cream”, that was recomended by everyone!! Wish I had more good advise! haha! Talk to you soon!!

  4. Hi Ya! I am hoping I can come down to help you move; my final is on Tuesday the 26th. When do you guys gotta be oughta there? Okay, as if you need more bum advice, but someone told me this works…not sure what’s in it though; it kept Niall happy on the Trans Rockies!
    I used the blowdryer to dry Cornelius’ bum bum extra dry before putting his diaper on 🙂 It made him pee, but his bum bum was happy. Poor Isaac, give him a kiss from Auntie Jill, and add a hug for his Mommy.

  5. I’ll second the diaper issue. We couldn’t use any store brand for some reason, or pampers, just huggies for my second, or there would be issues.

    Give it a few more days, but if it doesn’t clear, see your doctor or whomever they have in place for psychiatric support. With my first, a few visits to the social worker did wonders-just to be free and to talk.

    The second I had different issues, but I should have gone to someone sooner.

    Being exhausted doesn’t help the recovery either. Can someone take Silas for a few days so you can focus on Issac and sleep with him a little bit? You do need a break.

    It’s so very hard. 🙁

  6. I’m sorry to hear that you’re having a bit of a tough time. I can’t say as I relate, because I haven’t got there yet.

    Hopefully with your MIL being there, you’ll be able to catch up on a bit more sleep, and that it will help your outlook.

    I hope that his bum heals up soon – that can’t be fun for either of you! 🙁

  7. Golly, I didn’t realize how long it had been since I read your blog. Congratulations. I thought you were still pregnant!

    Sounds like things are well with you and baby. Sorry you have to move at a time like this, TWICE, but you will survive. Still, it kinda sucks.

    You and hubby take care of yourself, take care of the kidS and have some fun. Lost of pics; lots of video. When they grow up you’ll wish you had more.

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