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post #41 of 48
nak

I'd just like to say that I am in love with my Beco because it hides my still-fat stomach.

Okay, I also love the closeness and how dd's head stays in kissing range.
post #42 of 48
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nak

I'd just like to say that I am in love with my Beco because it hides my still-fat stomach.

Okay, I also love the closeness and how dd's head stays in kissing range.
I'm much better about using carriers with a newborn around this time, too. I go between my Hotsling, Moby Wrap, and KKAFP.
post #43 of 48
We hit a milestone here. Baby's First Ear Infection. Every baby in my family, ever, has gotten them, and I'm the only one who never got tubes. I figure, if she keeps getting them (as one would assume she will), we'll have them put tubes in at the same time as her first omphalocele surgery, which is going to be a year or two from now. That way we don't have to have an additional round of general anesthesia.

She's cranky, but the tylenol is helping. And soon, the amoxicillin will make her feel better for real. It's weird, I probably would have realized it was an ear infection a good 24 hours before I did, but I looked at her symptoms, and saw zebra instead of horse. Omphalocele babies tend to get colic more, and also commonly develop oral aversions. So her increased crankiness and screaming at the breast, I attributed to that. Also, we have to keep socks on her hands so she doesn't pull her tube out. So instead of pulling on her ears, she was just hitting herself in the side of the head. It feels weird, and oddly almost good, to be dealing with a normal baby issue.
post #44 of 48
I haven't been able to keep up with this thread. . Benjamin is growing so fast. At a day shy of 4 weeks he got his first bath. We'd gone tent camping for a couple nights and he was smokey smelling from the campfire. I was so sad he'd loose that sweet newborn smell but he didn't!!! Thankfully. We are winding down on dh's last week off. So bittersweet. I'm ready to get back into the swing of things but also have really enjoyed having him home.
post #45 of 48
I'm slowly trying to get out more...having three kids has been a rough transition. Went to the park today and baby took a nice long nap in the stroller while I got a walk. She still fusses in any type of sling or carrier I put her in...I'm going to try a mei tai style next. But she loved being in the stroller. lol. We had a pleasant time and it did make it easier to play with my other kids without a carrier on. Going to stores...is not working out so well. She hates the carrier and I hate toting the car seat...I'm just not yet at a place where I can be comfortable inside a public place...outside, my family is tons happier in open places. Going to start trying to get out more...it's just been miserably hot these past few days.

Slowly starting to feel better myself physically...the end to postpartum is in sight!

Still feel like things go better with hsbd around to help...but I'm on my own a lot. Three kids=a steep learning curve.
post #46 of 48
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I'm slowly trying to get out more...having three kids has been a rough transition. Went to the park today and baby took a nice long nap in the stroller while I got a walk. She still fusses in any type of sling or carrier I put her in...I'm going to try a mei tai style next. But she loved being in the stroller. lol. We had a pleasant time and it did make it easier to play with my other kids without a carrier on. Going to stores...is not working out so well. She hates the carrier and I hate toting the car seat...I'm just not yet at a place where I can be comfortable inside a public place...outside, my family is tons happier in open places. Going to start trying to get out more...it's just been miserably hot these past few days.

Slowly starting to feel better myself physically...the end to postpartum is in sight!

Still feel like things go better with hsbd around to help...but I'm on my own a lot. Three kids=a steep learning curve.

I am with you, this three kids thing is a whole new ballgame. My mom has been here since my dd was born and she leaves tomorrow, so I am left with a 2 week old, a 4 year old and a 6 year old and two weeks until school starts, yikes! My mom was awesome during our outing yesterday to get my dd and ds their school sneakers, but I am like how am I going to do this alone? Yikes!! My dd had camp this week and I swear to get all three kids out of the house by 8:45 was a flippin' nightmare, my husband had to step in and be late to work on two occasions to get her to camp...sigh.
post #47 of 48
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I am with you, this three kids thing is a whole new ballgame. My mom has been here since my dd was born and she leaves tomorrow, so I am left with a 2 week old, a 4 year old and a 6 year old and two weeks until school starts, yikes! My mom was awesome during our outing yesterday to get my dd and ds their school sneakers, but I am like how am I going to do this alone? Yikes!! My dd had camp this week and I swear to get all three kids out of the house by 8:45 was a flippin' nightmare, my husband had to step in and be late to work on two occasions to get her to camp...sigh.
I've got exactly the ages you have -- 6, 4, and 2 weeks. My husband teaches and he goes back the 18th, then the big kids start school on 8/30. We've got dinner being delivered through 8/24, so that helps. That day my 4 year old's cast comes off (he broke his arm when the baby was 3 days old) so I'm hoping I can just let them run through sprinklers that last week while I sit with the baby.
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