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She's adorable!  Yes, please join us on FB if you can - I would love to see more of her.
I have the The First Year's Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling.  The sling was nice when he was small, once he turned 2 months we took the sling out and now at 5 months he's about to grow out of it (I have a huge kid, though).  I like it because it props the baby up in a semi-seated position.  He seems happy & relaxed.  I agree with the poster above, though - safety really depends on you, not the tub.  Get EVERYTHING ready before you put the baby in the tub, because once...
I've been taking my son swimming at the local Y for 2 months - he's now 5 months old.  We're in the pool 20-30 minutes - I always take him out the second he starts acting fussy or tired.  I hold him under the armpits, so he's facing me, belly-down, and pull him around (I move backwards) for awhile.  Then I'll have him float on his back, with one hand under his head and the other under his lower back.  We don't use any flotation devices, although sometimes I'll put him on...
I've found matches for my milk donations through Eats on Feets: https://www.facebook.com/EatsOnFeetsHome  There are also individual FB pages for different locations that have more specific posts.
Also, the group is closed, so none of your FB friends can see anything you post in it.
Paraguard here, no bleeding other than a few days of spotting post-insertion (I also got it at my 6wk checkup).  I would check with your doctor if you're still bleeding at this point - I thought the Mirena wasn't supposed to have that side effect.
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I love this link: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/c25004199/lets-play It lists games to play with babies for each week that are developmentally appropriate.  Like you, I was worried about what exactly I would DO with a baby.  For the most part he just slept and nursed for the first few weeks, so all we did together was snuggle in bed.  Once he was big enough to use a carrier I went for a lot of walks with him.  He was born in August, so I also sat outside with him laying...
Yeah, the hip carry is much nicer if you need to use your hands for anything (picking up dog poop, drinking a beer, etc).
Just found this: http://www.livestrong.com/article/220237-how-to-wear-an-ergo-baby-on-the-side/ There are also some youtube videos if you search "ergo side carry."  I haven't tried it with my Ergo, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.  Try it out!  I wouldn't recommend it for long walks, since the weight is off-balance, but it really is so good for letting other people see your baby without having to hand him over!
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