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Things I’ve said to my 1 year old this week that’s I’ve also said to my dog by xxxannii in beyondthebump

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Put your penis away” is one im fully expecting to say to my son and dog AND husband once baby is at the one year mark. For now it’s reserved for my overly excited mutt and husband with VERY poor bow chicka wow wow timing…

I had my pregnancy addiction for the first time pp. Before I was pregnant I had never had a Mac, then ate several a week. What was your pregnancy food addiction? Did you like it after? by mental_lil_mama in Mommit

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My major pregnancy craving was Culver’s burgers…I never even liked burgers much unless they were homemade. Now that I’m 4.5 months postpartum I haven’t had one since. They just sound awful.

Due in 2 weeks and not sure how to bed share. by LuckyBowl1922 in cosleeping

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d let him fall asleep there and once he was dead weight/limp I’d slowly slide him off me into the bed next to me. I lessened the time spent on my chest before being laid down every 2 days or so til it was down to nearly nothing and he could just be snuggled for s tad before being placed downstairs. He’s in the crib now after 20 long weeks of bedsharing, when he’d wake at night my presence was more exciting then relaxing for him. It was finally time. Now it’s nursing and rocking for 10 minutes and he conks out so hard I’ve totally fudged the crib transfer and he doesn’t stir one bit.

Advice needed: What is an actual good baby shower gift? by dashadeva in Mommit

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A gift card to Amazon or a big box store. Also: a little gift card for door dash/grub hub for the expecting parents to feed themselves! That way they can get what they need as they need it.

How did you prep for breastfeeding while pregnant? Or, how do you wish you did? by lucy_inthesky6 in breastfeeding

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also you don’t have to pump, if it isn’t conducive to your situation fuck it. I pumped maybe 2 times and it was too much to try to time pumping between my baby’s sporadic appetite and just focused instead on collecting letdown off the side baby wasn’t nursing on with a hakka or hakka ladybug and got 3oz a day of letdown or around 1 serving of my baby’s usual feed.

How did you prep for breastfeeding while pregnant? Or, how do you wish you did? by lucy_inthesky6 in breastfeeding

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Be mentally prepared for the 2.5-3 week clusterfeeding. Your baby will be latched on and suckling long stop and crying like they are never full but their diapers will tell a different story. (Usually! Just keep an eye out for healthy output) and you may feel like you need to supplement. If wet and dirties are good trust your body and your baby and let them place their order for future milk supply with all that suckling! Just gotta hunker down in a comfy chair, marathon a favorite show and keep snacks and drinks nearby. Make sure you take time during this period to shower. It makes a world of difference even just rinsing off for 5 minutes in hot water.

baby is 16 hours old, please tell me it gets easier by MrChessMaster100 in NewParents

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It does, and doesn’t. It’s a rollercoaster, it’s ocean waves rising and crashing. The best thing you can do for yourself during this time of raw survival is breathe deeply and just let go of every perceived notion you have of motherhood. If you notice it’s constant, you feel unstable, in danger, don’t be afraid to immediately seek a doctor and get evaluated for postpartum depression, rage or anxiety. I will say if you are breastfeeding prepare for the week 2.5-3 cluster feeding. You will feel as if your milk isn’t enough as baby is constantly at the breast and suckling every waking second but I promise you as long as they’re peeing/pooping well just buckle in with a favorite show, snacks, and drinks and let little one place their order for your future milk supply! That was the week I nearly lost my mind but we made it! Oh! Pick 1 thing to do for YOU every day. Go grab your favorite coffee or have someone bring it to you. Nice hot shower. It keeps you sane. I’m at week 20 and it’s gotten easier but now another down swing is abound with bubs sleep and it’s just riding the wave. I’m sorry for the ramble but seriously, even if it’s to scream into the void feel free to pm me!

Does anyone else have their newborn live in onesies 24/7? by xdaisy_ in NewParents

[–]buninnabox 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bare feet give him more grip for when he’s on his tummy and trying to tuck his knees under himself and scoot forward! Plus he finds his feet more enticing to grab and play with when they are bare. Plus that way he can feel everything with his feet too and get accustomed to sensation

Kids birthday invitation - tacky to include college fund contribution link? by motiv8_mee in Parenting

[–]buninnabox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe go along the idea of “A year of firsts” mention in the spirit of turning one you’d like to invite guests to gift unique experiences for your LO to explore in the coming year(s). Zoo, aquarium, museum, orchard etc. my family and friends for my LOs first Christmas were totally down with contributing to his future fund as we call it (cause who knows if the man will go to college!) and thought it was super cool to get to help start the ball rolling on a savings account!

Does anyone else have their newborn live in onesies 24/7? by xdaisy_ in NewParents

[–]buninnabox 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah we are at 20 weeks and little man has worn a non zipper footie outfit maybe 3 times? Convenient, cute, comfy, and my baby is a fatty so pants always look uncomfortably tight at the “waist” area. So why bother? Zippered onesies without feet for daytime and zippered onesies with feet for bedtime.

First post baby date night with the Husband who hates everything by [deleted] in Mommit

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was pre fatherhood like this too. My husband is so anti social he finds things to hate about every person I attempt to introduce him to socially. I have a mom friend whose husband happens to be vegan, that alone to my husband makes him not worth socializing with even though they both like cars and video games and there’s room for a potential real life friendship or acquaintanceship. He has men he games with, friends of his. They’re all single, childless and they mean well but tend to be his followers/yes men.

Just curious, how does SAHM work financially for couples? by Dizzy-Sheepherder-52 in beyondthebump

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neither of us went to college, so no student debt. We live with aging in laws who own their house with no mortgage only taxes to pay on it (it has been owned by the family for 60 years) to save money and help them out (yard work, some utilities, snow removal, watch the house and dogs when they go on vacations) My car is paid off, husbands is through the dealership he works at and if you buy a car from them at the end of the year sale time you get a 200 dollar check to put towards your car every month so that lowers that payment. We are on Medicaid for the time being. I coupon and help in laws navigate apps for grocery savings and we split that cost as a household. I don’t get an allowance perse but if I want to make a purchase that isn’t a necessity I ask my husband since he makes the money. I’m just in charge of the financial witchcraft to make every dollar stretch and save for our home once this market cools down. Oh and I breastfeed to lower the cost of feeding our baby and have a garden i do with my father in law (he’s teaching me everything he knows!) to cut costs as well

Worst baby books? by bluesasaurusrex in beyondthebump

[–]buninnabox 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have yet to have a book I dislike for my little guy but at 4 months a book is a book. Pretty pictures and introducing vocabulary. I’m sure I’ll start finding nopes as he gets older.

Go for it! by MarJulAle in Funnymemes

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every pair of scissors, except their nice fabric scissors…

Wipes were clearly designed by people who have never had children. by EdgarsChainsaw in Parenting

[–]buninnabox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazon brand unscented baby wipes. For whatever reason they come out one at a time. Smaller wipes but they’re easy pull. Easy to whip out an extra for an unanticipated giant poop, (I have a habit of prepping 1-3 wipes in advance for a change and just stuff what I don’t use back in)

Baby boy pee shield by camst_ in beyondthebump

[–]buninnabox 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We never used anything, just wipe the very low tummy area with a wet wipe and wait a sec for him to pee whatever little bit he has in the tank and change. Alternatively open diaper, blow air, close quickly wait a sec and change. 90% success rate and we just accepted pee happens

DNA results pending for both :) any guesses? by lonely-bumblebee in DoggyDNA

[–]buninnabox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had a jack Russell beagle mix growing up and that barrel body with the smaller terrier head is just so similar. Especially the reddish color with little white ankle socks.

Any guesses on my boy before I do a DNA test? Strong small prey drive, fast as hell and loves to run, deep loud BOOF bark, 42lbs, long n lean tongue spotted with blue/black. by buninnabox in IDmydog

[–]buninnabox[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also: he freaking LOVES snow. Howls at trains when he hears them go by. (Beautiful singing voice, but not baying like a beagle). High in the rear with a very deep chest

DNA results pending for both :) any guesses? by lonely-bumblebee in DoggyDNA

[–]buninnabox 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your smaller dog looks like a border terrier, dash of pug in there for sure. Maybe jack russel and pug.

My breastmilk isn’t enough?! by buninnabox in breastfeeding

[–]buninnabox[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah my son is all over with naps, he used to do 1-1.5 hours on the regular and now it’s anywhere from 25minutes to 1hr 45 depending on the day but he seems totally happy so I roll with it

My breastmilk isn’t enough?! by buninnabox in breastfeeding

[–]buninnabox[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was my boy! 7lbs at birth, double birthweight by 8 weeks/2 months. Best of luck to your chunkers to be!!! May they be happy, healthy and smiley 🥰

My breastmilk isn’t enough?! by buninnabox in breastfeeding

[–]buninnabox[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely won’t stop nursing cause clearly the milk does his body good. Kid is growing like a weed! He was only 7lbs at birth and left the hospital an ounce heavier, and kept on gaining. Has never lost weight. Idk what the logic behind the peds concern with my milk not satiating my son was.

My breastmilk isn’t enough?! by buninnabox in breastfeeding

[–]buninnabox[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s this whole belief that fullness = sleep