A friend sent this to me and it brought tears to my eyes. I thought I would share it.
My baby boy is almost 2 months old.? He is my 3rd child, so I pretty much know the ins and outs of being a mom.? The hardest thing for me right now is definitely the lack of sleep.? But one thing I hardly ever hear anyone talk about is BURPING.
What a struggle it is after spending so much time feeding the baby and then anticipating a burp.? Five minutes – pat pat pat, Ten minutes – pat pat pat…..? still no burp.? I try everything – changing positions from shoulder to shoulder, having him sit up on my lap, laying him on his tummy over my legs, and back to the shoulder again….? still no burp.
It just about kills me at 2 in the morning after the baby drinks an entire 5 ounces and I can’t get a burp out of him.? I am half asleep and fighting the urge just to put him back in his bed and forget about it.? I have done this on a few occasions and I suffered the consequences of having a very gassy baby.? Not Good!
I researched quite a bit and did not find any particular “secret” to burping.? Most websites listed the 3 main burping positions and suggested trying all of them until the baby burps.
1.? Over your shoulder
2.? Sitting up on your lap
3.? Laying down on their stomach on your lap
They also said that some babies will like certain positions better.? But MY baby just seems to be a HARD TO BURP BABY.? I have tried it all!
I also read that breastfed babies have less gas than bottle fed babies.?? Bottle fed babies somehow get more air when feeding.? A trick to help with this is to feed the baby in a more upright position.
I would love to hear your suggestions.?? I am desperately in need of some good advice in the burping area.? HELP PLEASE!!
I was on my way home from my mom’s house this past Saturday and I got a call from my husband.? He started to explain to me that he was in the bathroom and the kids kept asking him if they could watch Tom & Jerry on TV.? We have the “On Demand” where you can pick anything out of the kid’s category and play the show just like you would a DVD.? It is actually pretty cool.? The kids have a few that they always want to watch, but their favorite is Tom & Jerry.
Anyway, my husband kept telling them to hold on – hold on.? Hubby was not feeling well and it was taking him a bit longer in the bathroom than usual.? So the kids took it upon themselves to climb up on a stool and grab the remote off of the top of the entertainment center.? Keep in mind that my daughter is 3 and my son is 4.
After getting the remote, they started pushing buttons, I guess thinking that they would somehow get to the cartoon channel.? From the bathroom, my husband thought her heard something weird.? When he came out of the bathroom and into the living the kids were siting quietly next to eachother just staring at the TV.? And what were their little eyes glued to?? A FULL FLEDGED PORN!!
As my husband was sharing this with me over the phone, my heart sunk into the bottom of my stomach.? I was devastated.? I asked him how long they were watching it and he told me that he really didn’t know and that it could’ve been 5 minutes or more.? WHAT A NIGHTMARE!? I had no clue what to do.? Do we talk to them about it?? Do we just let it go and hope that they forget about?
My husband just quickly changed the channel and out on Tom & Jerry for them and didn’t say anything.? I asked some advice from my mom and a few friends and I got mixed answers.? Some said that maybe I should talk to them and some said to just let it go.
What would you do???
I have wanted to have my own “me” website for a long time and now it’s here!
So, why “Painter Mommy”?
Well, a friend of mine…actually That Painter Lady herself suggested it for my Twitter username, and it has stuck ever since.? I am proud of the name because I am both a painter and a mommy.
If there were no limits on the length of a username, I could probably have the name “Painter Mommy Wife Friend Virtual Assistant Jack Of All Trades etc…..”? But for now I will stick with Painter Mommy.
So, welcome to my site.? I will be using this as a place to post anything and everything.? This should be fun!!