(Closed) Falling For You: Fall Babies Part 8

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 242
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@Meshka:  oh my, look at her gorgeous hair! And she has such big beautiful eyes! Congratulations!

 

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@carriejuly:  I’m not sure how much DS eats at a feeding, but DH & I are going to venture out for dinner tonight so my Mother-In-Law will feed him a bottle of pumped milk. I think maybe he’ll eat 3-4 oz? He’s 4 weeks & also still wakes up some nights every 2-3 hours. i notice he sleeps longer stretches at night (like 4-5) if he eats every hour during the day.

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@patientlywaiting20:  I love the name Justine! Breastfeeding is ridiculously hard! My nipples killed for the first week & then started to feel better. At 4 weeks I hardly feel any discomfort (unless he latches poorly). Lanolin cream & sleeping topless helped a lot! Congrats on your little lady!

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@dynamic_duo:  you’re so close now! I hope you both have great birth experiences & happy healthy babes!

 

Fenner is doing so well – he’s up 2 lbs from his birth weight & is working on growing a 3rd chin. πŸ™‚

Post # 243
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@mowi322 that’s impressive that Fenner has grown so much. Glad to hear breast feeding is going so well for you guys now that you’ve gotten through your rough patch!

@carriejuly:  Don’t feel bad about the big jump in feeding amounts.  Ella went from 2 oz per feeding to 3 oz to 4oz very quickly.  She doesn’t always take 4 oz now, so we just have to pay attention to what she tells us.  If you find she’s crying a lot and no other soothing methods work, don’t be afraid to feed her.  

@Meshka:  She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

@patientlywaiting20:  Congrats on your beautiful little lady!

@Audreysdance:  I can’t believe how big Tor has gotten.  He is such a cutie!

@roxy821:  & @dynamic_duo:  Sending you both labor dust.  I hope you both have the beautiful deliveries you are hoping for!

We are doing great here.  After 2 weeks with my mom staying with us and helping with Ella, we have adjusted quite nicely to life as a family of 3 and are doing just fine without the extra help.  We are on a pretty good schedule and loving every minute of watching Ella grow.  It’s crazy how different she is every day.  I am still amazed at how busy we are and how hard it is to get through my daily list of goals.

I hope you all are doing well and loving mommyhood as much as I am.  I can’t wait to see more pics of your precious babies and to meet more fall babies as they are born!

Today was a very exciting day for our family as Miss Ella was able to meet the President.  We are of course over the moon.  She is being shown the family business very early.  Here’s a pic from today:

 

Post # 244
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@WinterWhite2012:  what?! thats amazing – what is your family business? It’s great that your mom stayed with you for 2 weeks. My parents came for a week & Mother-In-Law for a week – it was the perfect amount of help. Now I’m excited to start our routine as a little family (although I’ll miss the extra hands that let me take longer naps!)

Post # 245
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@WinterWhite2012:  that’s so cool!  

Post # 246
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was wondering how much sleep everyone has been averaging? At one month old Abigail is still only sleeping 31/2 hours at a time….

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@WinterWhite2012:  so awesome!!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@Meshka:  What a beautiful daughter! I hope your tear heals nicely and you’re not in too much pain.

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@WinterWhite2012:  What an awesome pic! Did she cry in Obama’s arms?

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@mowi322:  Casey has a big fat double chin now. Have to keep reminding myself to make sure to seperate his rolls when washing him πŸ™‚

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@carriejuly:  I would be so happy if Casey slept regularly slept for 3 1/2 hours at night! He’s five weeks old and averages about 2 – 3 hours before waking me up to feed. Maybe once in a while he’ll go for 3 1/2 hours. I’ve tried getting him to eat more so that he hopefully sleeps longer but I can’t force him to eat when he doesn’t want it anymore….

I don’t know how much he actually eats since I breastfeed him but when he drinks a bottle of pumped milk during the day it’s usually about 3 ounces about every 3 hours.

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Thanks guys!  We’re still over the moon.  

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@mowi322:  My husband and I both work in politics.  I’ve run some high profile political races, and my husband and I both consult on numerous political campaigns.  I manage the press for a national political figure and my husband runs one of the top political websites in the country.  So, our daughter has been hearing a lot of political debates since she was in the womb.  I must say seeing a political event through a mother’s eyes/with my daughter made it so much more special. 

 

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@carriejuly:  Ella is a little weird with her sleeping patterns. Sometimes she’ll go 5.5 hours and others she’ll only last 2.  At night, she usually sleeps 4 hours (from 8pm – 12am), then 5.5 hours, and then 3.5 hours.  

 

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@baybee510:  Don;t you love baby double chins?  I love cleaning milk out of Ella’s fat rolls.  πŸ™‚

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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@baybee510:  She didn’t cry once the whole time we were at the event.  We met up with our escort at 7:00am and the President held her at about 9:30am.  He was very, very good with her.  He asked me her name and then he had a little “conversation” with her.  I could tell what a great dad he must be with his girls.  It was weird to for once look at a politician and see them first as a parent and then as the office they hold.  

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Does anyone have tips for breastfeeding? It seems that a number of you commented on the pain or bleeding in the beginning. Is there any advice you can offer me or any other bees that might be interested?

Spent the day in L&D today. Been having contractions since Tuesday and a bloody show every day so they wanted to ensure that she isn’t under and kind of stress. We were eventually sent home, dialated 2 centimeters and her head is at a 0. Just a waiting game now. She might even make it to her Tuesday due date. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@carriejuly:  Fenner was sleeping between 3-5 hours at night, but this week he’s been really random. He’ll sleep for like 8 hours, only waking up to eat & then be awake for like 6 hours straight! At night he’s been sleeping a good 5 hour stretch until around midnight, but then is either up every hour to eat or awake for 2 hours, asleep for an hour, awake for 1.5 hours. It’s sad (for me & DH!)

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@WinterWhite2012:  that is such an amazing experience for you & Ella when she’s older! Your jobs sound very interesting!

 

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@roxy821:  I knew breastfeeding would come with troubles, because there’s a ton of things that can go “wrong”. I didn’t take a class for that reason, I figured I’d wait until DS was here to see what happened. I wasn’t expecting how emotional I’d feel about having problems – I have to constantly remind myself that I am still a good mother, it’s not DS fault or my fault, & we can do this. The advice I’d give is 1) find a support person/system for when you’re home; i go to a breastfeeding group each week & have a hotline to call with questions. 2) get some nursing tank tops & lanolin cream; prepare to sleep topless for a while until your nipples get used to breastfeeding. 3) let yourself feel your feelings & dont worry/feel guilty if you sometimes hate breastfeeding – it doesn’t have to be a magical moment every time you feed.  Okay, that’s my novel: good luck with your labor progress! 

Post # 252
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mowi32- Thank you. I took a class and read a book on it hoping it would help but I know I’m still very confused. I do have 2 lacataion consultants availabale to me through the hospital and the pediatrician so I hope to utilize them. DH and I really can’t afford the formula route, of course we would figure it out if we had to, so I really need breastfeeding to work. 

Post # 253
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Just checking in. Been a rough first four weeks for us, as I’ve been battling post-partum depression and post-partum anxiety. I’m being treated for both, but doesn’t work so well as of yet. I’m told I must be patient. πŸ™  But Jay is just fine and nailed his one month check-up yesterday!! He’s healthy which pleases me. I just want to feel better. πŸ™

 

Hope the rest of you are doing well!!!! Roxy821 I bet you had your baby by now! πŸ™‚

Post # 254
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m not due until March but I love checking in on everyone’s birth stories and seeing your babies, they’re all SO adorable Smile

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@WinterWhite2012: That is the coolest picture ever!!!

Post # 255
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My little angel was born on Sunday night. She is amazingly perfect, I might be biased. DH had been the most amazing husband taking care of both of us as I heal and she has been just amazing. Of course sleep is limited, but no excessive crying and just a very content happy baby in general. I feel extremely blessed and feel very energized, happy, and calm. And for a planner that worries about every detail it’s so strange to me. She is meeting her furbaby sisters tonight.

I will share her birth story soon, hopefully with have some time in the next few days. Of course I have to upload pictures too πŸ™‚

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@Jenn23:  sorry to hear you are having a bit of a tough time. I hope you start feeling better soon, I know it must be annoying that “it’ll take time”. I had some baby blues for a few days after, mostly just thinking of having to leave her once I go back to work. But I keep telling myself to just focus on the time I have with her now.  Glad Jay is doing well though, and I’m sure your DH is being a great support system

 

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@roxy821:  congratulations! Glad she is doing well

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