(Closed) March babies

posted 8 years ago in Babies
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@MRSLMA:  oh yay!!! So happy for you! What a big boy!!

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@FutureMrsAch:  fingers crossed he decides to come soon! Keep us updated!

 

I got 7 hours of (albeit interrupted) sleep last night and feeling good!! Hooray!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@zen bride: Tonight and last night mine ate at  around 930, 130, and now 500ish. Now he’ll sleep until 8 something.  Pretty exciting that he’s cooperating with a good schedule but I’m not counting my chickens just yet 😉 I often do the same with the latch. Probably not a good idea in the long run but I totally get it. 

 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MRSLMA: congratulations!!!!!!

@FutureMrsAch: I hope he’s here or comes soon! You get to meet him soon though!!

@travellingfool: so lucky! My son was eating every 3 hours, but now we’re back to every 2 hours or so. 

He is also very alert and awake at night. SO tiring!! Are you guys putting your babies in the swing or bouncer yet? We were going to wait a month, but 2 more weeks seem so far away.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Peony007:  Oh yeah, he loves his swing. But we don’t put him in it for too long. We said we wouldnt give a pacifier until 3 weeks and that went right out the window. He loves it and it hasn’t negatively affected his latch. The kid loves to suck. 🙂

We are above birth weight finally!  Yay! I bought a scale last week and we tested it against the lac. consults so we know its accurate. This morning he was 8lbs 2 oz before eating and with no diaper on. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oi, I finally got a few minutes to finish my birth story!
http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/babybuzzs-birth-story-waterbirth-to-c-section?replies=1#post-

Sorry I’ve been MIA, Rose has been having an insane growth spurt and I feel like I’ve spent the past 4 days with her attached to my boob 24/7. Good lord.

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@zen bride:  Breast feeding has been hard for us. Rose has a latch with insane suction, sometimes I can’t even get a finger in to break it, and she has lock jaw like a bulldog so I have a hard time adjusting to get her mouth open wider. Holy hannah man. My nipples hurt SO much! We’ve seen three lactation consultants and it’s helped, but I still yelp when she latches on the right side (which is probably why she prefers the left). The left still hurts, but it’s just for a second and then we’re fine. I have to admit, I’ve had quite a few moments where I’ve selfishly wished I could just give her a damn bottle and be done with it. I’ve been trying to pump, but nothing has come out yet. So frustrating. One thing that’s helped me for at least dryness and scabs is coconut oil. It looks like thick hard white fat, but when you warm it up (even just on your fingers), it melts into oil. One of the lactation consultants I had recommended it to me. The only place we could find it (so far) was at Costco, so we have a HUGE jar of it. I guess I’ll be scooping it out into little jars for all my other pregnant friends, LOL!

Right now our eating schedule is somewhere around every 3-4.5 hours. Last night was 9, 12:30, 4:45, 7. Once she’s up around 7 or 8, it’s impossible to get her back into her bassinet so I pop her in her swing and sleep a couple more hours on the couch if I can.

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@Peony007:  Rose LOVES her swing. So far the cat seems to like the bouncer best (I wish I were kidding, he just climbs right in there and curls up. Vibration is an added bonus he enjoys). I didn’t want to use them at first either, but I caved after about a week.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Question: Has anyone found a good nursing bra? I’ve been wearing my Warner’s Sleep Bras 24/7 and love them. We were going out the other day so I put on my other nursing bra I bought (has underwire, clip down from the top, more like a regular bra) and I hated it passionately. Any recommendations?

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

WOW!! I have been gone for almost a month now. I amglad to see that this thread is up. How is everyone fairing? OI need to catch up and actually rad this thread, but I can’t right now. the little one is waking up.

I’ll post pics pretty soon.

Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Miss Kendal Ryleigh: Going Home Outfit. Her onesie says” Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins”

 

 

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sorry, they are so big. Here si the one from Easter. (my mom made her outfit)

 

 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Finally having a quiet moment here and thought I’d pop in to say hello! How’s everyone holding up?

Rose and I are doing well. We got her tongue tie clipped on Thursday and breast feeding is becoming better slowly but surely. I think she’s getting used to having more mobility and is eating more than she used to because now she’s a super spit up baby! Sigh. So much laundry!!! She needs to scale it back a bit, lol! But she’s gained weight and was only a few ounces off of her birth weight at the 2.5 week mark which is awesome. I’m sure she’s made the goal by now (today is 3 weeks! I can’t believe it!). She’s still a sleepy baby which I’m thankful for. I try to sleep when she sleeps as much as I can. I find when she’s awake she’s fussy unless I’m holding her, so we’ve been using a Snugli carrier that our friends passed on to us and Rose LOVES it. She’s fussy the first few minutes, but then she settles down and falls asleep. I’m so happy I decided to try it out! My Moby wrap is beautiful but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to wrap it tightly when I’m alone, it’s HUGE.

So question for my other March mommas, when baby is awake and not:
A) Eating
B) Pooping
C) Changing outfits because of spitting up
D) Complaining about not eating RIGHT NOW
What are you all up to? Rose goes on her playmat and loves looking at the colours and whatnot. We’ll go for a walk in the stroller but she falls asleep really quickly, so not sure if that counts as an “activity”, lol! We went to Target one day which I found a little stressful, but we made it through. I’m not sure I’m ready to tackle a bigger trip out, the idea of “where do I breast feed?!” stresses me out a little.  What else to do with a newborn? I’m somewhat limited as well because of my c-section incision, so I’m not allowed to push a grocery cart, etc.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@zen bride:  I discovered yesterday with Rose the soundtrack to Singing in the Rain makes her very happy, LOL! Good thing that’s one of my favourite movies! I’ve tried reading to her but she didn’t seem very impressed, I’ll have to give that one another shot.

And she’s awake. I’ll come back to finish my thoughts later.

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@babybuzz:  i talk and sing a lot – basically when she is awake I narrate what I am doing as much as possible and ask her questions (making sure to leave space for her to answer) – I have read that is a big help to their speech development. 

I also use a toy with rattle in it to help her with tracking. i shake it in front of her eyes and then bring it slowly in and out of her field of vision. this did nothing at first but by 6 weeks I could tell she heard it and just in the past day or two she has started turning her head to find it! 

Other than that it is tummy time and lots of eye contact. I am grateful that the westher has gotten better and I can go on walks now, but she falls asleep pretty much instantly once we start moving. 

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