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post #121 of 195
Lauren That is so great that you and your dh and dd go traveling. Is it hard to do with a LO? I guess every one is different. I feel pretty exhausted from just taking ds out to a trip to town sometimes! But partially cause my body isn't still in top form yet.
Good to finally see pics of your beautiful dd!

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yes that is the exact same chair! very useful, I think. I love the picture of your ds and Dh! they look so alike! Your dh looks a little like James Taylor used to look, I think! That picture is great, worth of framing and putting on a wall!
post #122 of 195
I think this age is the easiest to travel with. It gets harder once they aren't content to sit still and nurse (on a plane).

Juju, at 6 mos actual/4 mos adjusted, is now working on sitting unassisted--for up to 15 seconds at a time so far. And this morning she finally grabbed her Sophie and stuffed it into her mouth. She's growing up!
post #123 of 195
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oh and no AF yet... baby is nursing ALL night long, so who knows when that will come. Can you guess based on your mother?
Fun pictures Lauren31.

I could based on my mom. My brother and sister are less than a year apart, AF returned for me at 7 weeks. And then again at 11 weeks. So, I just about do for another one since DD is 15 weeks. Ugh. At least I'm fertile I guess.



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More kids? - Yup, we're still going to go with the new baby every 2 years plan. If all goes as planned, we'll have another baby when DD is 26 months. DD was born when DS was 22 months. Then we'll have one more 2 years after that! Then, I think we'll be done.
post #124 of 195
No AF over here yet, thankfully. I'm hoping not to get it until at least 6 months.

Aengus is growing and has a hilarious personality. Such a loud talker! He laughs and squeals, particularly at DH. He is extremely ticklish--even when I'm just trying to wash his little neck rolls or underarms he will start giggling and try to pull away. He can roll both ways, but generally doesn't care to-he prefers to roll to his side and scoot to get where he wants. He did a 180 yesterday morning when he was playing in bed and ended up upside down. He also puts everything in his mouth.

DH applied for basically his dream job. We were planning on me working and being primary income when DS was about a year and DH being the SAHP, but if this works out, it will be the other way around. It's kind of awesome, would require a huge move and we could homestead like I've been dreaming. So, send some get hired vibes over here if you get time.
post #125 of 195
so it sounds like me having AF back 14 wks pp is on the early side of things? Is that right? what is the average time for people- or I mean span of time? I do EBF so I dunno why I would get it early- or is it not that early?
post #126 of 195
Katie - I got my AF at about 7 weeks PP... and I have at least a one day AF every month since (no real regularity though). Lucky me!

I guess we are just fertile Myrtles!
post #127 of 195
Thanks for catching up today, you guys. It's good to know lots of us are still reading this thread!
post #128 of 195
Well, interesting doctor's appointment for Caleb today.

He's up to 16 pounds, which was 5 ounces in 9 days. So enough of a gain that we don't have to go back until his 6 month checkup.

The doctor is concerned that Caleb's fussiness after vaccines could potentially be an allergy to a preservative or binder in the vaccine itself. So he wants us to see an allergist to rule it out. If it is an allergy, then we will have to re-evaluate our vaccine plan again and get most of them from the immunologist. If it isn't, I guess I just look like the goofy over-protective mom with a crabby baby.
post #129 of 195
Does anyone else get a different body odor when they are pregnant? I seem to. I have noticed that I am smelling like I used to, but when I was pregnant I had a different scent....I wonder if it was my BO changing, or my nose ...
post #130 of 195
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Does anyone else get a different body odor when they are pregnant? I seem to. I have noticed that I am smelling like I used to, but when I was pregnant I had a different scent....I wonder if it was my BO changing, or my nose ...
Yes, for sure! I can't remember when it went away after dd1 was born, but I know I went back to "normal" at some point. It's improving a little bit recently for me (we're at 17 weeks postpartum today) but I still feel like I stink!
post #131 of 195
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Yes, for sure! I can't remember when it went away after dd1 was born, but I know I went back to "normal" at some point. It's improving a little bit recently for me (we're at 17 weeks postpartum today) but I still feel like I stink!
My smell is the opposite ... I thought I had a sweet smell while pregnant - all I needed was a shower ... Now I have a pungent odor!
post #132 of 195
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My smell is the opposite ... I thought I had a sweet smell while pregnant - all I needed was a shower ... Now I have a pungent odor!
Interesting! I think I smelled "normal" through pregnancy and feel pretty "pungent" postpartum. I assumed it was just hormonal.
post #133 of 195
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The doctor is concerned that Caleb's fussiness after vaccines could potentially be an allergy to a preservative or binder in the vaccine itself. So he wants us to see an allergist to rule it out. If it is an allergy, then we will have to re-evaluate our vaccine plan again and get most of them from the immunologist. If it isn't, I guess I just look like the goofy over-protective mom with a crabby baby.
What kind of fussiness did he experience? What shots did you get him? We are doing a delayed schedule with my baby- basically the same as Dr. Sears. Her 2 month shots were bad...
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My smell is the opposite ... I thought I had a sweet smell while pregnant - all I needed was a shower ... Now I have a pungent odor!
me too!!! I can actually smell my armpits!
post #134 of 195
AF came back for me when the kids began to eat...about 1 year pp w/dd and 2 yrs pp w/ ds1.
post #135 of 195
I wish I smelled sweet! My smell was very different this last pregnancy which I think has to do with it being a girl pregnancy and not a boy pregnancy. It was like my normal scent but 100 times more pungent. I felt like I had to take 2 showers a day just to keep it down.
post #136 of 195
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What kind of fussiness did he experience? What shots did you get him? We are doing a delayed schedule with my baby- basically the same as Dr. Sears. Her 2 month shots were bad...
At 2 months he got everything - we normally vax on schedule. He was horrible for a week after - fussy/inconsolable, low grade fever - just not himself. So I told the doctor I wanted to do them one at a time, which he was fine with. We were going by the doctor's recommendation as to which ones were the most dangerous to him and doing those first. So he didn't even get a Rotovirus booster because the doctor said yea, it is a nasty bug, but the chances of it killing him were low.

So at 4 months he got pneumococcal conjugate - had what I would consider a "typical" reaction - about 24 hours of fussiness/abnormalness.

About a week later he got haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) - was fussy/off for about 48 hours - I told this to the doctor, and he said hopefully that was the "bad" one then and we won't have any more issues.

A week after that we got the DTAP - and he was off for a good 72 hours after. He also got red swelling about the size of a quarter at the injection site with it and the HIB.

He got Polio yesterday, and so far seems to be ok with it. A little off last night and today, but not as bad as the other two.

Basically since he will get so many vaccines over the course of his lifetime they want to rule out an allergy to something in them - usually one of the preservatives or binding agents. If he is allergic, then we will re-evaluate our vaccine schedule, pick out the real killers, and get those shots from the immunologist. If he's just overly sensitive to being poked and not actually allergic I'll probably just talk to the doctor about splitting them up some more.
post #137 of 195
Is there a reason he got polio? That has been eradicated in most of the world and definitely the USA. We did the pediarix combo with hib.rota. pv7 and she was just miserable that night. Nothing else the rest of the week really but I decided I would NOT do that again. I did DTAP at her 4 month, Rota at 4.5 month. At her 5 I am doing PV7/HIB (I might skip PV7 as it seems stupid now that PV13 is here but my clinic won't offer it bc the army clinics suck in europe). And then at 6 months she will finish her rota, 7 months, DTAP, 8 Months, finish her HIB/prevnar (if I do it). I do not feel comfortable giving her the DTAP 8 days before my cruise for some reason. Is that silly? We are going on a Med cruise on Aug 18 and her DTAP should have been at Aug 8th.... My doctor thinks I am nuts. he is a "vaccine expert" and I just don't know about vaccines. They help but at what cost?
post #138 of 195
We do hope to get into foreign missions further down the road, so I'd rather they be more protected than less. Also polio has been around long enough that I'm not concerned about that vaccine. Something like the chicken pox vaccine that is newer we may just skip.

I've heard of a lot of babies being fussier after DTAP, though to be fussy for 8 days after would be a little extreme. But you have to do what you are comfortable with. I tend to vaccinate a bit more than probably a lot of people on this board, a lot because we are looking at going to a third world country in the future and I want my kids protected as much as possible when we go.
post #139 of 195
we live in the Middle East and don't vax. Just putting it out there.
post #140 of 195
Another question topic from me! Just curious- how long are you planning to Breastfeed your baby? Being my first I honestly have no plan, I am just going to see how it goes.


on another note I am eating almond joy candy bars like every day. I am still quite over the weight I was before I was pregnant. But the funny thing is, I don't really mind. I eat a lot cause breastfeeding makes me super hungry! I am slowly more active as I continue to heal from the c section and birth.
And I feel like my body actually feels more supported in my new role as mom, and breastfeeding mom, with a little extra weight. I do hope that the increased exercise will bring it down some, and I really would like to get more fit- but what I mean is that other people (just my parents and dh's mom) have politely inquired with such things as- how's the weight thing going? when I didn't ever mention that I felt like I had a weight thing! And I say- I think it bothers other people more than it bothers me! While I would like to get more fit and lose some pounds, it does seem fine to me to have some more weight on my body in these first new months of motherhood.
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