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Babies will be turning one month already!!!
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DS just turned 2 weeks a few days ago. DH and I are still in awe over how adorable he is.
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DD is 5 weeks old already. I can't believe how fast time is going by. She has been smiling for about a week now and is starting to be more alert during the day.
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Mine isn't even 2 weeks yet! I'm still getting used to having a newborn around again. The thought of going back to school in just a few weeks is rather daunting.
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I forgot how much work newborns are... and he is even an easy baby!
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DD is 2 weeks old now and I am exhausted! She is sleeping for 2-3 hour stretches at night most of the time but I am having a hard time falling back asleep after nursing her. We are co-sleeping but she does not like the side-lying position for feeding so I have to sit up in bed to nurse her. Its draining!!
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DD is 2 weeks old now and I am exhausted! She is sleeping for 2-3 hour stretches at night most of the time but I am having a hard time falling back asleep after nursing her. We are co-sleeping but she does not like the side-lying position for feeding so I have to sit up in bed to nurse her. Its draining!!
It took DD about 3 1/2 weeks to get used to the side lying position and now we use it for almost all her nighttime feedings.
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Originally Posted by tracymom1 View Post
DD is 2 weeks old now and I am exhausted! She is sleeping for 2-3 hour stretches at night most of the time but I am having a hard time falling back asleep after nursing her. We are co-sleeping but she does not like the side-lying position for feeding so I have to sit up in bed to nurse her. Its draining!!
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My DD is5 weeks and she gets up to nurse after her 'long' nap (3-4 hours) at two am and then doesn't want to go back to sleep for two more hours! WHEN do they start sleeping longer?!

I am happy to say that nursing is going SO much better. Hang in there two-week-post-partum-Mamas! I almost quit at two weeks!
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Oliver just turned 6 weeks.. he is such a lovely baby! He sleeps through the night (with me) and smiles and coos all day

how are your babes? how is everyone healing?
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Elijah just turned 6 weeks yesterday! I got him to smile today by making funny sounds, it was amazing. I can't wait until he starts smiling all the time.
He is more awake and alert during the day now, and has a great 4 hour stretch of sleep at night. I am a night owl anyway so by the time he wakes up I am going to bed so I attach him to my boob and get 4-5 hours of sleep in, then when DH goes to work we have the bed to ourselves and have cuddle and sleep time until late!
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Ethan just turned 4 weeks yesterday. He sorta smiles in his sleep and it's so cute. The weirdest thing he does is sometimes sleep with his eyes open, sometimes all the way open. He inherited that from his dad. It's cool, cute and freaky all at the same time lol.
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Graysen is 7 1/2 weeks old now. She is such a great baby. She is awake more during the day and has been smiling now for a few weeks. She is also starting to sleep for at least one 5-6 hour stretch at night now and when she does wake up I just roll over, latch her on and go back to sleep.
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Jasper is 3 weeks old and growing like a weed. Over 10lbs now (just had a midwife appt yesterday to check on him) and definitely thriving. Being the mom of 2 sure is a lot harder than just having a newborn though. I remember with my DD I just had to focus on her and it just seemed so easy! Now I have a toddler who is definitely more challenging than the newborn HAHA.

My husband was gone all last week for work (yeah- I was with a 2.5 y.o. and 2 week old... it was insane!) so I am really really liking getting back into our routine so my DD can start SLEEPING again. She sleeps worse than the newborn at night lately!

I just can't believe he's almost a month old! Oh I love being a mom.
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Jasper is 3 weeks old and growing like a weed. Over 10lbs now (just had a midwife appt yesterday to check on him) and definitely thriving. Being the mom of 2 sure is a lot harder than just having a newborn though. I remember with my DD I just had to focus on her and it just seemed so easy! Now I have a toddler who is definitely more challenging than the newborn HAHA.

My husband was gone all last week for work (yeah- I was with a 2.5 y.o. and 2 week old... it was insane!)
I hear ya! DH works out of town 4 days a week :
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Wow, it feels weird to have a thread here! Paxton will be one month old next wk! I can't believe it. I've been so exhausted, time kind of flew by...
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We are 3 weeks post partum, and by the end of today we will be officially moved out and free from the crazy landlord! We've been living in our new place for a week, but have been moving over the last few things and cleaning/painting the old house. Well, dh and his sister have been. I mostly chill here with the baby. I feel kinda useless, I still feel sore when I've been up working for a couple of hours. But yesterday, I did the dishes and a load of laundry, woo!

I think dh is a little frustrated with how little I'm accomplishing too. Our new house is still a mess of boxes, and we had to buy and assemble a bunch of storage furniture before we could even unpack things. This move also just happened to coincide with the busiest week for his business, so I know he's under a lot of pressure. He hasn't said anything outright, but when he points out things I could be doing while the baby is asleep, I have to remind him that I still need a lot of rest and recovery time too.
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We are 3 weeks post partum, and by the end of today we will be officially moved out and free from the crazy landlord! We've been living in our new place for a week, but have been moving over the last few things and cleaning/painting the old house. Well, dh and his sister have been. I mostly chill here with the baby. I feel kinda useless, I still feel sore when I've been up working for a couple of hours. But yesterday, I did the dishes and a load of laundry, woo!

I think dh is a little frustrated with how little I'm accomplishing too. Our new house is still a mess of boxes, and we had to buy and assemble a bunch of storage furniture before we could even unpack things. This move also just happened to coincide with the busiest week for his business, so I know he's under a lot of pressure. He hasn't said anything outright, but when he points out things I could be doing while the baby is asleep, I have to remind him that I still need a lot of rest and recovery time too.
Sometimes they really don't get it. I reminded my dh everyday this time how difficult it is to keep up on housework, etc, because newborns take a lot of energy plus healing time for mama.. he gave me a really hard time with our #1, plus i had a touch of baby blues and lots of stitches.
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My DS is seven weeks and I can get him to smile sometimes. It's fun now that he smiles and coos on occasions when he's looking at me, and not just when his eyes are closed and he's on my boob. Of course I like them too. He's a pretty good baby although he gets so fussy when he has gas, but I learned those little mylicon drops work wonders. He screamed for two days solid before someone suggested he had gas. Within just two doses he is back to being my little angel.
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With my first, I posted in the month my DD was born in Life With a Babe (she was early, too) but I sort of regretted it, b/c she did everything late- crawled at 10 months, etc. So I am going to stick with July, even if Louisa does have a May birthday.

She is 2.5 months-- I have lost track of the weeks-- 11 or 12, probably. She still sleeps a ton, like 18-20 hours a day. She is loving the sling, and sometimes wearing her is the only way to get her to sleep. I can't wait till cooler weather to try wrapping. She is smiling a lot and starting to talk. She gets the evening crankies- can be fairly intense. She is over 13 pounds and long.

Co-sleeping is going well, though getting to bed is tough. My 2.75 yr old wants all of my attention, baby is fussy and needs me, too. Anyone have any tips for making things like that smoother?

DD1 is doing pretty well overall with the new addition-- we hit a super rough patch about 2 months in that really threw me for a loop, but it seems to be getting a bit better now. I hope.

We are living in a different state (big city) for 6 weeks right now- lots of adjusting all around.

Nice to read the updates and hear how everyone is enjoying the little babes!
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Hello to all!
Everything has been going really well for us, DS is 3 weeks and sometimes I feel like I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop! his first Dr appt is tomorrow-(dr was out of town @ 2 weeks) and I am excited to see how much he's grown.
DP and I had our first "date" last week and it was sooooo nice to finally have a couple cocktails I have to admit!
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