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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #105 on: December 07, 2007, 10:34:13 am »
I hate it when poop interfers with their sleep  :(

Sounds like she is doing well.  Way to go Meghan. 

Keep us posted Lyn  :-*
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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #106 on: December 07, 2007, 17:44:46 pm »
Hey Lyn!  Happy to see another 'weaner' on the boards  ;D  And vadensmommy - the new photo is beautiful - not to mention your cheerleading efforts LOL! 

Just checking in - we are on the home stretch!!  Tom is down to 1 oz at 8:30 pm, and I think after this step, we're just going to drop it entirely.  He is sleeping well through the night - I haven't heard a peep from him in about a week (at night that is), and daytime drinking is good - still not so hungry in the morning, but that could just be him.   We've had a little nap weirdness the last 2 days (short naps - not like him) but we had the sitter in all day Wednesday (an exception), and that may have thrown things a bit.  I'll post again to let you know when I officially become a 'former weaner' ;-)

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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #107 on: December 07, 2007, 20:47:06 pm »
Fantastic, I am so pleased that Tom is doing so well  ;D
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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #108 on: December 07, 2007, 21:07:43 pm »
Well, she would only take 3 ounces at 8:30 last night.  So, tonight I'm going to try to offer 2 ounces at 8 and see what happens.  She was still up in the middle of the night, but she wasn't hungry.  And she wasn't that into her bottle this morning.  I think those little teeth are really bothering her. 

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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #109 on: December 07, 2007, 21:14:39 pm »
Hugs Lyn, Hope those teeth pop through soon.
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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #110 on: December 07, 2007, 22:50:34 pm »
hey mimicoto - glad to hear things are going so well, thanks for the props in the pics, and my pompoms :)  gotta break those girls out every now and then! 

Lyn, hope you find some remedies on those teeth.  Had to take dd to the Dr. today (nasty diaper rash, eww) but was playing with her and thought I saw teeth!!!! but no, must have been some leftover milk :)


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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #111 on: December 09, 2007, 00:26:25 am »
She would only take 2 ounces last night at 8:30 and then slept through to 5:45!  I couldn't do it at 8 as planned because she was still awake (loud siblings).   ::)  So, we are on our way!!

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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #112 on: December 09, 2007, 22:01:15 pm »
Sounds like she is doing well Lyn.
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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #113 on: December 10, 2007, 15:04:39 pm »
Good for you Lyn and Meghan!  I'll send some good vibes...it wasn't as tough for us as I expected, so I'm feeling positive for you guys!  My Tom Tom (as opposed to Paula's  :) is officially DONE with the DF :-)  He's gone 3 nights without it now and has slept through beautifully....we hear him stirring a bit between 8:30 and 9:30, but he dozes back off and is out until 6:30 or 7:00  ;D  I'm sure other stuff will crop up down the road, so I'm sure we'll find you somewhere else on the BW Boards soon! 

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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #114 on: December 10, 2007, 15:18:56 pm »
mimicoto - that sounds great!  Feels good to have one less feeding doesn't it!?  I know when we got down to 4 bottles a day it was so nice - still is!

Lyn, sounds good - will keep the pom pom's ready in case you need more cheering :)


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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #115 on: December 10, 2007, 15:41:07 pm »
I think I might need more cheering!  Meghan has been up to eat at 4am the past two nights.  So, I'm going to increase the DF just a bit again, maybe 4 ounces instead of 2 and see if that gets her through again.  If not, I'll assume it's teeth or something else.  Honestly, I would much rather feed her at 9pm instead of 4am.  She doesn't go back down well after that feed.  And then once I do finally get her back down she's up at 6 anyway for the day. I am one tired mama!

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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #116 on: December 10, 2007, 18:03:43 pm »
mimicoto, that is fantastic news.  I am so pleased that things are going so well.

Hugs Lyn, do you think that Meghan could be going through a bit of a growth spurt?
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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #117 on: December 10, 2007, 18:19:52 pm »
Poor you Lyn - good strategy to back up and slow down a bit....I really found that it took at least 3 days for Tom to start making up for the lost DF volume in his daytime feeds....it took about 2 weeks in total, and now (pretty much for the first time) he is hungry for his daytime feeds.....let us know how it goes...

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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #118 on: December 10, 2007, 20:07:28 pm »
Lyn, keep in mind a GS.  DD went through one right at 3 days after we dropped the DF.  I was so glad that we had already had 3 nights of 12hrs of sleep with no feedings, otherwise I would have been Super confused.  Upping the Df amount sounds good.  Keep us posted :)

So Pom Pom's are coming back out ;D :
Rah Rah Rah
Six Boom Bah
Mommy needs sleep
but, Meghan wants to EAT.
Goooooooooooooooooooooooo Lyn!
**Doing the splits**
**Pom Pom's a shakin**

ok, dd has been sick, that is the best I can come up with.  Sending sleep vibes your way!!!


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Re: Diary of a dreamfeed wean!
« Reply #119 on: December 11, 2007, 02:46:27 am »
Ok, I am loving the cheering!!!  ;D ;D ;D
But, I need to modify it just a bit...
Rah Rah Rah
Six Boom Bah
Mommy needs sleep
But, Meghan refuses to EAT!
I don't know what's up with this girly.  She refused the DF tonight.   :-\ I waited and tried again ten minutes later and she took an ounce, then ten minutes after that and she took another ounce, then ten more minutes and she wouldn't open her mouth.  She did stay asleep though. 
She just didn't want it at all.