(Closed) Hot July Mommies and Babies- Updates

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Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Due date: July 14

Birth date: July 18

Girl or boy: Girl

Baby’s Name: Zoey Lorelei

Weight: 8 lb 5 oz at birth. 8 lb 14.5 oz on August 3

Length: 21 in

Birth Story: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/zoeys-birth-story-long

Breastfeeding/Pumping/Bottle- How is it going for you?: I’ve been breastfeeding and introduced pumping this week due to a family emergency.  It’s going pretty well.  She does have to use a shield which I’m hoping to get rid of but I haven’t had time to work on that this week, again, due to the emergency.  She’s definitely gaining weight though and eating well.

Lifesaver Baby Items for the First  Month:

1. My Little Snug-a-bunny swing: This helps when I need to eat dinner or clean up something and she’s sleeping.

2. Woombie: She was screaming in the hospital and this calmed her down instantly.

3. Medela Harmony: I wasn’t going to get a manual pump but this was so much cheaper and it’s so easy to carry everywhere.  It’s great considering I don’t intend to pump a lot.

4. Avent Soothie Pacifiers: I was also anti-pacifier but during the screaming fit in the hospital that lasted about four hours, this also helped her calm down.

5. Gripe Water: This can calm her down instantly even if I just let her taste the dropper.  She is pretty much unable to function when she’s upset, she won’t even eat if she’s hungry sometimes.

6. Summer Infant Rest Assured Co-sleeper: She likes to be close to us while sleeping but we weren’t comfortable with her just in the bed so this works wonders for us.

7. Boppy: This has made nursing so much more comfortable and easier all around.

Baby items you have found unnecessary so far:

1. Wipe Warmer: We honestly haven’t even used it yet because it seems like a hassle.

Favorite Mommy Moment: Even though I think it’s still reflexes, I love it when she smiles.  I also love that she is so alert and attentive to everything already.  Oh, and the other night my husband had her on his stomach for tummy time and she had great control over her head and neck.  Also, I loved the other night when she slept for almost eight hours without waking up.  I apparently have a lot of favorite moments.

Challenges: The growth spurts have been a challenge because she gives me no breaks.  She will eat for six to seven hours straight sometimes which is absolutely exhausting.  It’s also been a challenge this week because we lost my father-in-law last Sunday and it’s been a lot to deal with all of that (emotionally and logistically) while having a newborn.  We haven’t really gotten into a routine or to experience our new normal yet with visitors for two weeks and then everything this week. 

Picture of your sweet little one? (if you feel comfortable sharing): This was from her newborn session when she was a day old.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Myles is asleep (for now) so this is going to be very quick!

Due date: July 20

Birth date: July 27

Girl or boy: Boy!

Baby’s Name: Myles Everett

Weight: 7lb 1oz

Length: 21 in

Birth Story: I’ll post a story soon! But it was amazing and dare I say…easy?

Breastfeeding/Pumping/Bottle- How is it going for you?: Breastfeeding. Going very well!

Lifesaver Baby Items for the First  Month: Pee pads. The kind you buy to train a puppy…no really, they’re amazing! We put them over his changing table. Diaper Genie is also amazing!

Baby items you have found unnecessary so far: socks. They only stay on for a minute or two.

Favorite Mommy Moment: Sleeping with him on my chest. I feel so close to him:)

Challenges: Waking him up to nurse! Recovering and trying to take care of him at the same time!

Picture of your sweet little one? (if you feel comfortable sharing):

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Baby started fussing so I didn’t have time to add pics!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@miss.skinner:  I’ve been able to tell because she nurses constantly when she has them. Usually she’ll sleep for 3-4 hours between feedings but during a growth spurt I’m lucky if it’s five minutes.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

 

Due date: July 6

Birth date: July 1

Girl or boy: girl

Baby’s Name: Laurel Marie

Weight: 7 lb 7 oz

Length: 21″

Birth Story: posted on the site

Breastfeeding/Pumping/Bottle- How is it going for you?: breastfeeding. Overall great as Laurel is growing like a champ. I started with a nipple shield at the hospital and im working in weaning her off it now – it’s going ok, but my nipples are sore

Lifesaver Baby Items for the First  Month: swaddleme blankets 

Baby items you have found unnecessary so far: receiving blankets and baby hats

Favorite Mommy Moment: cuddling with her curled up on my chest. Also she started smiling and cooing last week. 

Challenges: when she wakes up at 2 am and doesby want to go back to sleep. And getting my husband (who is super busy at work) more involved 

Picture of your sweet little one? (if you feel comfortable sharing): I’ll post one later from my computer.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

Due date: July 22

Birth date: July 25

Girl or boy: Surprise – It’s a GIRL!

Baby’s Name: Alta Cecilia – We call her Celia

Weight: 9lbs 10.5ozs – Yep – Wowsers!

Length: 21.5 inches

Birth Story: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/alta-cecilias-birth-story

Breastfeeding/Pumping/Bottle- How is it going for you?: Breastfeeding. Going well. I actually have to pump sometimes before I nurse her because I’m so full and she doesn’t like it. She sleeps 5-7 hours stretches at night and I’ll pump for 5 minutes and get 8 ozs before I even nurse her. Crazy but ok with me because I’m stocking up the freezer for when I return to work!

Lifesaver Baby Items for the First Month: Hmmm… I don’t know. So far she doesn’t love any of my baby carriers even though she insists on being held! I’d say our rocker gliders (on the front porch and a lazy boy) – when she’s in one of her crying fits I can usually rock her to sleep in one of those!

Baby items you have found unnecessary so far: I didn’t really buy anything more then what I had with our son. I’m pretty minimalist when it comes to baby gear.

Favorite Mommy Moment: I love nursing her – those are my favorite moments. And of course when she sleeps on my chest.

Challenges: The colic 🙂 My son was SO easy he spoiled us. If he was fussy all I had to do was hold him (standing, sitting, baby wearer – he didn’t care). She gets her pants in a wad and nothing makes her happy. Then you get her quiet and breathe wrong and she starts up again 🙂 I mean it’s only for an hour or two (usually) in the evenings and it’s not THAT bad… but it can be tiring! And it’s just heart-breaking that somethings bothering her that much. But then I’ll get her to sleep and she’ll sleep for 6 hours. Crazy girl.

Picture of your sweet little one? (if you feel comfortable sharing):

From our newborn/family shoot Aug 1:

Can’t leave the trouble-maker out. Seriously I was clueless not to realize the older one would be the hard part of this 2-kid equation. Especially if it’s a 2 year old. He’s great, just in the testing his limits phase!

Some more recents photos (Sorry these are big and iPhone photos):

Can’t wait to hear more updates!!

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