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post #201 of 244
I've never had rollers either! And yet, I've known babies that use rolling as a method of transportation, they do it do much XD

It's funny how different they all are.

Ds (that still feels odd to type) started purposeful smiles oddly early. My first great big grin was yesterday. He has dimples! He's 3 weeks tomorrow.
post #202 of 244

skycheat, I love that pic!  I so wish I could catch my girl doing it, but it's pretty random still. :)  I've heard a few little coos too - I adore those little baby noises!

post #203 of 244
The first smile photo, captured this weekend:
post #204 of 244

Too cute coffee!!

 

More smiling babies!  I want more smiling babies! :p

post #205 of 244

Adorable!  I get most smiles from DD when I am holding her on the potty (and she's just gotten out a big pee or poop), so no smile pictures here.

post #206 of 244
Boo, no real smiles here yet, and she'll be a month old on Friday. She's always got quite the serious look on her face, I think she'll be my brooding poet or something. Lol...
post #207 of 244
GIS, no deliberate smiles here until about 6 1/2 weeks.

Cuteness abounds, everyone! Love the photos.

I finally caught part of a smile on my phone....

post #208 of 244
Ha. I got her to smile just now. She made me work for it though, little stinker. orngtongue.gif
post #209 of 244

Paula, same here!  Although this smiling on the pot thing just started within the past couple of days.  Before that he just looked like a grumpy old man taking his time in the bathroom!  Ha!

post #210 of 244
We got a half smile today, but not those huge toothless grins. She's 5w3d.
post #211 of 244
Cute baby pics!

A few smiles here, but not many. She's more of a cooer. I've been cooing back in hopes of having a little conversation, but no luck so far.
post #212 of 244

8.5 weeks or 2 months: 14lb 9oz. I'd say nursing is agreeing with her wink1.gif
post #213 of 244
excellent, Skycheat!
post #214 of 244

That's fantastic Skycheat!

 

Has anyone ever done Human Milk for Human Babies before?  Or any other donor milk program/milk exchange?

post #215 of 244
I love a nicely fattened baby! Well done, skycheat! Do you have a scale at home or did you get that weight at the doctor? We have a two month check-up on Friday and I am guessing maybe 12 1/2 pounds for Caroline. She's a little chubster, too. I love the rolls on her legs! So squeezable!
post #216 of 244
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That's fantastic Skycheat!

 

Has anyone ever done Human Milk for Human Babies before?  Or any other donor milk program/milk exchange?

 

I got some milk from HMHB this time off their Facebook page for my state. I've gotten also banked human milk when my babies were very small. It was 5 dollars/oz but the NICU wouldn't accept milk from my sister. I've gotten milk from my sisters and friends, too.

post #217 of 244
She pooped! Haha. So exciting... So, for those of you that have babies that don't poop as often, is it a different color than the typical yellow seedy poop? Hers still seem to be darker brown and a mix of thicker stuff and more liquid stuff, but I don't know if it's because of the lack of frequency or if it is an indication of something else? I had a thought yesterday, maybe because she only got three minutes between water breaking and being earth side she didn't get as much benefit from the flora in the birth canal and probiotics would be helpful? Or is that a lame explanation?

Going for one month check up today, so we will see what the Dr says too.

Hopefully none of you are eating breakfast as you read this, lol...
post #218 of 244
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That's fantastic Skycheat!

Has anyone ever done Human Milk for Human Babies before?  Or any other donor milk program/milk exchange?

I think there is one called eats on feets? Or maybe it is only in Canada.....I'm not entirely sure.
post #219 of 244

Hi Ladies,

I have not been posting but I have been lurking around. I have something that I was hoping you ladies could give me some feedback on.

I had a tiny tear when my little man was born, they couldn't decide if they should stitch it or not. The OB who was at the hospital ended up putting in a few stitches. This week was my 6 week check up, not with my midwife but with the OB who I really hardly even remember. I feel completely healed and have already resumed all my activities and I kind of assumed he would just ask a couple questions or what not. When I got there the nurse immediately told me to take all my clothing off and gave me the skimpy little robe. With my last pregnancy with a doctor I probably would have done it. I hated every second of my doctor appts and always left feeling pushed around and of taken advantage of. It was such a huge anxiety that I usually couldn't sleep the night before I had to go in. This time around I had a wonderful midwife who respected me and let me research and decline anything I didn't feel was necessary. It was super empowering and I had an amazing VBAC. For the first time I feel like my body is my own and very capable and powerful. So when the nurse told me to disrobe I just said no thanks and that I feel healed up and it was not necessary. She puffed right up and told me it was mandatory and gave me a talk about how I HAD to, which was very intimidating! It was a complete flash back to my last pregnancy and the loss of dignity that came from that. So I just said No thank you again, and she said that I should leave. So I did, quite happily actually. My husband though, was horrified! Its really of making me second guess myself. I have to see my midwife this week too and now I am so embarrassed to tell her that I got myself kicked out of his office. I just can't imagine what we could have gained from that type of exam though? Although I usually do thorough research before I just decline things. Its all healed, stitches out, its not like having a stranger poke around there is going to really help? Or did I miss out on something important that he would have done?

Am I crazy? Or do any of you other postpartum ladies feel defensive of your bodies?

Ugh. Besides that everything is going well here. We also had our first cold come through too. The little man is still snuffly but it hasn't effected his nursing and he doesn't seem fussy at all. And I FINALLY got a smile from him! Hurray!

post #220 of 244
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Although I usually do thorough research before I just decline things. Its all healed, stitches out, its not like having a stranger poke around there is going to really help? Or did I miss out on something important that he would have done?
Am I crazy? Or do any of you other postpartum ladies feel defensive of your bodies?
Ugh.
Agile, in sorry about your awful doctor's office experience. I don't get why they felt the need to make you leave at that point. Ugh. I had a similar experience with my 6 week appointment last week. I walked into my appointment room (this is after the receptionist and the medical assistant each treated me rather impersonally, no one asking about my baby or me, or even pausing to look at him in the car seat!) and saw the speculum and other tools layed out on the counter. The medical assistant told me that I would need to have a Pap smear since I had had the baby. I questioned why it was necessary, especially when I had one last December, and she said it's just what they always do, and that I didn't have to if I didn't want to. I declined the pap, first of all because I was still bleeding and I wasn't comfortable being examined, and secondly because I was pissed about being treated like I was just a number in their practice, not someone who's been with them for two years, through two miscarriages and then a live birth. :-(

And now it turns out I have a piece of retained placenta, so I need to go back in Thursday for a "gentle D&C". Argh. I cannot win.
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