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I had them too and they are just now starting to taper at almost 3 weeks (which is really good timing since it's starting to get really hot here). I figured it was due to rearranging hormones. Funny thing is I'm generally really cold right before I get in bed but would wake up sweating. Blech.
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How do you know?

I'm working on our latch and I'm wondering if the problem is something like this (that I can't see KWIM?)
The LC opened DD's mouth while she was sleeping, and her tongue was up, like the tip was touching the roof of her mouth! And the LC stuck her finger in there and tried having her suck and her tongue wasn't staying under her finger. The tongue needs to be under the nipple but hers has been like sandpaper on the tip of my nipple. My nipple ends up looking like a tube of lipstick when it's really bad. She also wasn't opening wide enough to latch on well, probably because she likes to keep her tongue up. But having her practice on my finger first has helped. It's getting much better.
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I had them too and they are just now starting to taper at almost 3 weeks (which is really good timing since it's starting to get really hot here). I figured it was due to rearranging hormones. Funny thing is I'm generally really cold right before I get in bed but would wake up sweating. Blech.
Yeah, I had to take a shower at 1:30am, I was so sweaty. Geez.
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I am combo feeding formula & bm. Darci & I are much happier.
Me 3. Somewhere around week 4 or 5, I stopped feeling guilty. My favorite time of day, though, is 5am, sun coming up, breastfeeding DS. And I'm not a morning person
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Am I a May '07 mom even though I was due June 14th?

Carys is one month old (as of yesterday) and she's doing exceptionally well. She eats, she sleeps, she poos, and she takes one heck of a beating from her two older brothers My 2-year old drives his trucks across her face, and loves to kiss her nose!

Nursing is going really well I've been giving her a 4 oz bottle of EBM every night and that really seems to tide her over for a good 3-4 hour stretch! She made it out of her preemie clothes a couple of days ago and I'm so proud of her for growing so well. She has yet to fit into her small Fuzzi Bunz, though, but she's almost there. She actually will SLEEP in her car seat (my other 2 screamed) and I can even take a 2-minute shower with her in the bouncy seat! It's amazing!

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GeonomicsGirl! I was wondering how you guys did with the possible ABO incompatibity issue.

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Laura! She came 5.5 weeks early with MY blood type and came home with me with absolutely no issues : We were so happy because I hadn't had a chance to take the phenobarbitol that the UNC blood specialist prescribed. Phew! Thanks for thinking of us - we were very worried about possible problems with the baby

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Am I the only one experiencing BF problems?!?

I'm so happy for all of you (especially first time) mamas who aren't going thru what we are because it's not fun.

Massimo was born on June 1st (but my water broke the day before so I'm still good here in the May group, right!?!) at 10 lb 11 oz. My breasts (nipple shape and production of colostrum) and his latch were problematic from the start. I saw two lactations specialists in the hospital and started pumping right away. It's been exhausting.

He doesn't really get anything from the breast directly, although I make him try every time. Then he gets a bottle of expressed BM but at first I was only eeking out half an ounce or so -- which meant we had to supplement with formula. I held out as long as possible and tried to give very small amounts but he started sleeping all the time (was extremely lathargic) and screaming when awake. I could tell he was really unhappy -- not the same content boy I birthed. So now we've been giving as much supplemental formula as he wants (needs) and he is happy again. But I cry almost every time the formula comes out...

He lost more then 10% of his body weight, so we rented a scale to make sure he keeps gaining. Between remembering to weigh him before/after eating, trying to nurse him from the breast directly, feeding via bottle(s), changing him, and then pumping for 20 - 30 minutes there's not much time left in the day.

Anyway, sorry for the long ramble. Just needed to get it out I guess. At first we were too tired to turn on the computer. Now I surf while pumping.

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im sorry your having such a tough time. bf isnt always easy for everyone . its a learned skill and sometimes takes a lot of work. keep your chin up and remember some is better than none!

have you been offered an SNS(supplemental nursing system) it may help get baby to breast by filling babes tummy with the formula while stimulating your milk and teaching nursing skills. just an idea. if you want more info I can help you. just send me a PM.

also want to mention when your nipple comes out looking like a tube of lipstick that may (not always) the baby has a short frenulum or a tounge tie

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question for all you moms who get the reflux thing. Can reflux issues be triggered by food allergies/intollerances? or is it a seperate issues always in and of itself? I just want to have info for if and when it comes up with the dr.
When I was reading up on it the other night, I think on the Dr. Sears website, I read that approx 50% of reflux issues are food allergy/intolerance related and most of that 50% is cow's milk related, either through BM (mom drinking cow's milk) or formula.

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I'm 8 days post-partum and I've been having wicked night sweats. I can't remember having them with DS. Is this normal?!

I've had to see a LC. DD likes to keep her tongue on the roof of her mouth so her latch hasn't been right. It's worse on one side but we're getting better now that I know what it is. I've been having her practice sucking on my finger and trying to get her to open wider. I also made a chiro appt for her Monday, although DH isn't on board with the expense or idea.
Yes, I had night sweats for the first while as well, we are back to normal again though. not sure when it ended though!

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We had to work on a more open mouth for the first 1-2 weeks as ds liked to open just enough to get a little nipple in but it was painful and he would get air -- lucky for me I know all about this from ds1, so we were able to get it worked out quickly!
How do you get them to open wider? And keep the bottom lip out? DD doesn't keep her lip stuck out and while it doesn't seem to be causing us too many issues I know we could be doing better.

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Today I was sitting in the back seat of my car, nursing Henry. My mom was driving because I couldn't. We were parked outside my house. We were sitting there waiting for me to be done nursing so I could go in and let the dogs out to take them running. I was sitting there, frustrated, and felt like I was being two people at the same time AND completely worthless. Not completely worthless, but you know, like, unable to do simple things like drive my own car around my tiny town, or just go open the back of my car and let my dogs out of the house. All because of a baby needing to eat. I know, of course, the baby needs to eat!! But it's just annoying sometimes.

I had cheese today. Oh, boy. Now I definitely know Henry is sensitive to dairy. Delia too - she was a complete and utter brat this evening and I don't think it was my imagination. Yesterday and the day before she's been a little impish, but way more even tempered and able to HEAR me when I speak, you know? Henry was pretty miserable, although my mom and I did an OK job making him as happy as possible. At almost 11 PM, my mom just looked at me and said "Why did you eat cheese today?" LOL Well, NOW I KNOW. For sure. And that pizza was SO not worth it. Nothing is. Plus, when I'm totally strict about being dairy free, it's way easier to lose weight! (Henry doesn't scream bloody murder and has no poop symptoms, other than I think he poops less often when I have dairy - but it doesn't look that much different. No blood ever for sure. So, Annemarie, it could just be dairy for Nate too.)

I've had some worry about talking about my birth to people in person in my small town. Two weeks after I had Henry I went to my knitting group (I don't really go since having kids, but it's a friendly group of women I keep in touch with.) and practiced. LOL It went really well, but then I heard some things that got me all nervous again. Basically the normal totally understandable stuff of people thinking I'm crazy for having a baby "alone" on my bathroom floor. LOL I kind of clammed up about it, or tried to play up the idea that we didn't plan it, etc. But the last few days I've had some conversations where I was able to say that I had wanted to do it that way and that it was awesome. It feels so good to be more honest about how I feel. My friend threw a shower for me last week (it was awesome, we tie dyed stuff for Henry) and we didn't even talk about the birth, it was so amazing and relaxing and normal.

Anyone else having gas issues? I had that one major gas buildup like 6 days post partum. Then just a few days ago I had another one. I went out to lunch and nursed Henry to sleep and sat there all hunched over while I ate and drank. After lunch, my upper stomach started hurting - I'd never felt it before. It slowly got worse and worse until I had to drop off my mom, MIL and Delia at their motel and went home really fast to hand Henry off to my husband. I was moaning in pain by this time! I got in a hot shower, and a hot bath and it slowly got a little better to where I could feel my back was hurting too. I lay on the floor and took some gas-x. I guess my insides are still shifting around, and I'm trying to be better about not hunching over since my abs are no help keeping things together.

Speaking of abs, I keep thinking about doing some crunches or pilates but it never happens. If I don't have Henry on me somewhere, there are TONS of other things to do. And I never can do it when he's on me either, because if he is I'm nursing or trying to get him or keep him asleep - none of which can be done while crunching!
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So, I did it! I went out for just over an hours and danced with some girlfriends and it was great. I left the apartment and in the 100 yards between my place and the club someone hit on me (and when I told him I was married after he asked he went on and on about how mjy dh better treat me real good because a line of other men would take his place, etc.) So, I felt like I looked good even Some great Brooklyn sytle hip hop, good for the soul. Baby and daddy sleeping when I came home but I woke dh up and the baby is still sleeping (and I should be but dh and I are both still up).

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emily, i know what you mean about feeling useless. nursing takes up so much time! and when i don't have Babe-on-the-boob i'm usually doing something housework related (so mundane) or taking care of my two older ones (who aren't that old so they still require a lot of attention & ingenuity!). yesterday, though, dh came home from being at a wedding and started talking to the girls about going outside & playing in the yard & gardening but i put a halt to that! i handed over ezra & told him i really needed to do a project. he still took the girls outside but he had to sit around holding the baby & couldn't fiddle around like usual. oh well. and i did something i love to do....work with power tools! it wasn't a huge project, really. i just needed to move the coat & drying racks installed in our laundry room but it was so fulfilling to get out my tools & do something with my hands that didn't require diapers or food preparation or cleaning!!!

MSAX, yay for you going out dancing! i used to go dancing all the time but i haven't gone in YEARS. and by years i mean maybe 10? seriously. sad, isn't it. i really love to dance.

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also want to mention when your nipple comes out looking like a tube of lipstick that may (not always) the baby has a short frenulum or a tounge tie
i want to second this - that is exactly what i went through with ds - and nobody diagnosed it for 6 weeks : (and this is after going to an LC twice who said his latch was fine - then why are my nipples all cracked and looking like a tube of lipstick???) it was very painful. i just kept researching online until i found out about tongue-tie, took him to the pediatrician that day - sure enough he was. she clipped the frenulum then and there and our issues were solved within three days. it really is something to have checked out.

plus, i just want to give all you new mom's some extra hope - after all that with ds, dd latched right on and has been a nursing champ ever since - it's been even better than i could have hoped for this second time around (of course, i had her checked for tongue tie in the hospital - she wasn't).

on a side note, i am so annoyed - i had dyed a bunch of prefolds for dd, made sure to wash them all out really well. well, apparently not well enough - i just got my diaper laundry out and both dd and ds's diapers are a nice light shade of pink. i am so bummed - i've spent the last couple years building my diaper stash, stalking the trading post, etc.. i am hoping it will fade, but do any of you have any advice on how to get it out?

oh - and dd only nursed once last night between the hours of midnight and 6am - woohoo! i feel so rested.
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I'm with you all on feeling useless! I asked my mom to come tomorrow to hold the baby while I do chores so I can feel like I'm getting something accomplished. I try to do one load of laundry a day and keep up with the kitchen floor (dog tracks in dirt) and dishes (we have a dishwasher) but it's so hard! DD nurses constantly and then wants to nap but doesn't want to be put down so I end up carrying her all day and while putting her in a wrap helps, I can't do laundry that way and it's hard on my back to wear her all day. She is currently sleepig in my arms... looking absolutely angelic

Oh, and we got a 6 hr stretch of sleep last night! woohoo! 10:30-4:30 and then 4:45-7:00. I feel better too!

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How do you get them to open wider? And keep the bottom lip out? DD doesn't keep her lip stuck out and while it doesn't seem to be causing us too many issues I know we could be doing better.
My old LLL leader spent a lot of time talking about this so I remember her advise well! She would always say: "Imagine you are eating a sandwich - you don't bring the sandwich straight into your open mouth, shoving it in. Instead, yousort of bring it towards you in a downward motion with you lower jaw out slightly further. Breastfeeding is the same."

So, what I do is have my nipple up by his nose and I bring it down towards his mouth, brushing against him. He will open his mouth in response to this (sometimes after a few tries) and I will only put the nipple into his mouth when he has opened wide enough for a good latch.

Does this make sense? Try pretending to eat a sandwich and then try the downward nipple motion with your babe.

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My oldest had major latch problems and it took FOUR MONTHS to overcome...mastitus, engorgement, swollen nipples--it was awful! But after those months, he FINALLY got it! My next two came knowing how to BF. Just wanted to say (like pp) that there is hope! It's hard, but you can do it! And just bc one babe had troubles doesn't mean the rest will--THANK GOODNESS, lol.
On a side note, any of you have an older child who is having trouble adjusting to new baby? I have a 4 yr b, 2 yr g, and nb g. DD is having a really rough time tranisitioning from baby to middle child. She is waking nights and will just cry and cry. And every day from around 1 pm til dinner, she is cranky, crying, whiny, inconsolable...what did/are you doing? I am trying to be very patient and she''s mostly taking it out on me (defiant, hits/kicks--not normal for her at all) but LOVES baby. I am sad. This is hard, and I miss my sweet tempered little girl! Any suggestions?

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Hi, I just joined MDC, and I have a May 07 baby. Was supposed to be June 2, but he came on May 31.

BFing is gonig pretty well. He latched on right away and usually feeds pretty well. Sometimes he has to "go" while he's nursing and squirms around and pulls my nipple all over the place, which hurts, and sometimes he gets lazy and changes latch toward the end so he only has my nipple. When that happens, I sometimes will unlatch him, but usually when I do that, he doesn't want to latch back on, so sometimes I just let him continue so he will nurse a little longer. He rarely goes longer than 10 minutes per side during the day, and I want him to be eating a little more at each feeding so I don't have to feed him every hour like I was originally. We've got him up to 2 hours between feedings and sometimes 3 hours at night, which I can deal with.
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welcome, tina! (and baby owen)!!

so i cut out dairy today. (this is going to be tricky!?) ezra isn't super fussy but he is very gassy & has a chronically red bottom. he's also been having weird poops. we'll see what happens. i think dd1 has some lactose intolerance issues, too, so the whole family is cutting out dairy right along with me.

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So, I did it! I went out for just over an hours and danced with some girlfriends and it was great. I left the apartment and in the 100 yards between my place and the club someone hit on me (and when I told him I was married after he asked he went on and on about how mjy dh better treat me real good because a line of other men would take his place, etc.) So, I felt like I looked good even Some great Brooklyn sytle hip hop, good for the soul. Baby and daddy sleeping when I came home but I woke dh up and the baby is still sleeping (and I should be but dh and I are both still up).
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welcome, tina! (and baby owen)!!

so i cut out dairy today. (this is going to be tricky!?) ezra isn't super fussy but he is very gassy & has a chronically red bottom. he's also been having weird poops. we'll see what happens. i think dd1 has some lactose intolerance issues, too, so the whole family is cutting out dairy right along with me.
I just cut out dairy a couple of days ago too,just to check and see if it was responsible for dd's acne rash... we'll see... I am secretly wishing it isn't the dairy cuz I don't know what I'll do w/o cheese!

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Your lucky your mom will fly back to help you out. My mom is 45 mins away and has come over twice since I've had him. One time she did help clean my kitchen, but the other time she didn't do anything but sit on my couch, and that was the day I had a plugged duct so I couldn't do anything but try to fight that all day. :

When Sebastian wakes up in the middle of the night pulling away and crying it is usually because he's got a wet (or poopy) diaper. That's the only thing I can think of... You can also try the elimination diet, although it's really hard on a vegan to cut out everything (exept milk, you've got that one covered)- soy, peanuts, wheat... what else? Spicy foods maybe?

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What are you momma's making for dinner? My DH is over making dinner when he gets home from work now.. he was the first 2 weeks but now it's up to me. I made some vegan mac n cheese (from a box) with tempeh a couple nights ago. We've had plenty of speghetti lately. Tonight I am making baked potatoes (the easiest yet, wash potatoes, throw them in the oven!)... what else is super easy?

I didn't make frozen dinners beforehand, and I thought I would be getting more help from mom and MIL, but that turned out to be a joke. So.... gimme some ideas!
Yeah my mom was pretty worried about us... ha. We are seriously considering going back to Ontario for a while, we've had numerous offers of people we can stay with while we get sorted out... it's rough being so far from family w/a baby.

Raven actually doesn't really fuss when her diaper is dirty, it's bizarre. I just have to check constantly cause she doesn't seem to mind sitting around in a dirty diaper.

Grilled (oven; slice when baby napping) veggie fajitas, canned bean burritos, pastas, veg burgs, etc.

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Amy, hang in there, it does get easier. I've found the last couple of days things have started to get a little bit easier, but we also have hit the one month mark, so that might have something to do with it. DD and I are just getting used to eah other! I did try the Ovol (simethicone drops) and didn't find it as effective as the gripe water. Might be different for your babe.

oh yeah, and we're starting to think that DD's gassiness is mainly from garlic, which I am sensitive too and eat anyways (and DH has been putting a lot in his cooking).

If you have any interest in hanging out with two other (first time) moms with same age babies we might be meeting for tea next Wednesday. Sometimes it helps just to be able to commiserate with others dealing with the same issues. We might all have solutions for each other's difficulties too.
Still working on understanding why she cries... cut out soy, so far no change but not giving up yet... Thanks for the invite, Kristen, but ILs flying in on Wed. so gotta be here to greet--Jeff @ work... maybe another time?

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Hang in there, it really does get easier. I know you are probably tired of people saying that but it does. I think going from no kids to one is harder than from 1 to 2 your whole life changes it is a tough adjustment.

Don't feel bad about needing help. It is only in recent times that women were expected to raise the children alone, we are pack animals and the work is supposed to be shard amongst the group. It can feel overwhelming and daunting to have to care for the baby and home by yourself. Perhaps talking to your dh on the weekend about needing some help tidying up would go over better than if you did it after he got back from work.
Thanks... I am already starting to get a bit more used to being up at night and still semi-functional during the day... I think it took a while to recover from the exhaustion of the birth, too... I do hear "it gets better" a lot, so I'm just really hoping its true...

Mostly I get annoyed w/the "sleep when baby sleeps" thing... When does that
'privilege' expire? Ha... I feel like pressured to do it and just can't sometimes!
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So my only real problem is that my babe hasn't pooped in a few days. She did this in between the meconium stools and the yellowish regular stuff. She went 4 days with nothing. Then the yellow stuff started. She was jaundiced for the first 10 days aswell and had meconium longer than normal. So now she's been going fine once it got started. Now she hasn't gone in like 4-5 days. Still passing gas. Wetting just fine.

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Emeth is typically going around 2-4 days without pooping... and then when he does poop it's usually EVERYWHERE.. huge poops. Ugh!
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Raven actually doesn't really fuss when her diaper is dirty, it's bizarre. I just have to check constantly cause she doesn't seem to mind sitting around in a dirty diaper.

Still working on understanding why she cries... cut out soy, so far no change but not giving up yet... Thanks for the invite, Kristen, but ILs flying in on Wed. so gotta be here to greet--Jeff @ work... maybe another time?

Mostly I get annoyed w/the "sleep when baby sleeps" thing... When does that 'privilege' expire? Ha... I feel like pressured to do it and just can't sometimes!
Sure, another time. We tend to try for Wednesdays because I live in surrey and am in Vancouver on Wednesdays anyways.

Kayleigh doesn't tend to fuss in a dirty diaper either unless it is REALLY wet or poopy or if she's feeling fussy and just needs something to fuss about.

I think for first time moms the "sleep when baby sleeps" doesn't "expire" until you have your second child or go back to work full time. I felt guilty about not sleeping when she slept too, but some days I feel like I got enough at night, other days I feel like I could use another 6 hours! I did nap yesterday AND today, but am taking advantage while I have the chance, DH is back to school tomorrow and not around to help during the day like he has been.

: *brag* Kayleigh slept 6 hours straight last night, nursed for 15, then slept another 3 before getting up. yay!! There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Hey everyone,

Things are going great here. Daphne is still ignoring Darci. Darlene has been helping me with Darci and helping me pump as well. She tries to pump also
Its the cutest thing ever.

Darci is a month old and she's beautiful and cooed at me and smiled the first time.
I am exhausted but just wanted to check in and say hi.

God, I cant believe how far we have all come. It really is amazing that less then a year ago, none of us were even pregnant.
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Carolina is 3 weeks as of yesterday and we are chuggin along too, it's the old "the days last forever and the weeks are flying by" thing. I wish I could hit pause and relish these moments of cuddly floppy newborn, she is already changing so much. I am excited to see who she is and watch her grow but sad that she is growing and changing so quickly.

She really loves her sling, and I love wearing her, the problem is out in public I am tired of getting gawked at. My friends all babywear but it's not really all that popular outside of my group and so when we are out in restaurants or at the store I feel like I am a sideshow.

We are in the process of cutting dairy. Maya had dairy issues and would arch and scream all night. Carolina seems to be upset during the day. Yesterday was my first dairy free day and she already seemed more peaceful and her tummy less bothersome.

Now I have to remember what the heck I ate, I am feeling deprived and lethargic, I remember feeling that way when I cut out dairy before than merely weeks later I felt soooo much better.

Hope all you other may mamas are doing well.

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So my only real problem is that my babe hasn't pooped in a few days. She did this in between the meconium stools and the yellowish regular stuff. She went 4 days with nothing. Then the yellow stuff started. She was jaundiced for the first 10 days aswell and had meconium longer than normal. So now she's been going fine once it got started. Now she hasn't gone in like 4-5 days. Still passing gas. Wetting just fine.

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i don't have any advice but just wondering how the pooping is going. there was a recent thread about this & it sounds like it's pretty normal but i'm not the expert.....

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Carolina is 3 weeks as of yesterday and we are chuggin along too, it's the old "the days last forever and the weeks are flying by" thing. I wish I could hit pause and relish these moments of cuddly floppy newborn
you know, i adore my baby....but am i the only one who doesn't cherish the newborn days? i don't want to rush things but i look forward to the day when ezra can interact more with us & his environment. right now he eats & sleeps & when he's awake (which is becoming more often) he's kinda crabby because he doesn't seem to know what to do with himself. if i sling him he's smooshed to my chest & he doesn't want that unless he's tired. when he has a bit more head control i can sling him facing outwards & that will be better for everyone!

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Nathaniel hit his 3 week mark this past weekend. He's a pretty easy baby but does tend to get fussy and spit up. sadly I too am convinced he is dairy sensative
i.like.cheese and I hate rice milk! I am on day two of the DR sears elimination diet. I get to eat rice/millet-turkey/lamb-pears-yellow/green squash.yummy!

Nate is smiling now and I love the sweet little grin he has. He melts my heart. we have a WIC appointment today and I will find out how much my little man has gained. I'm guessing he must be about 9lbs by now. He has a double chin. I wonder what the WIC worker is going to say when she sees the cloth diaper/finds out were not vaxing/and Sammy is still nursing at *gasp* almost 3 LOL i love when I freak out uninformed people. is that bad??

Sammy is doing pretty well with the baby but still insists on nursing every time Nate does. though I am grateful he is nursing because this morning I woke up over full on one side so Sammy helped me out. he was happy to get "more mommy milkies" he prefers one side and calls it "hammy's hide" he cant quite make an S sound yet. he has also gotten very angry at me lately. I guess its to be expected. however he suddenly potty trained this week.

ohhhhhyeah the kids and i are going to orlando for 2 weeks. dh has some serious mandatory overtime so the kids and i are going to go spend that time with his mother

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you know, i adore my baby....but am i the only one who doesn't cherish the newborn days? i don't want to rush things but i look forward to the day when ezra can interact more with us & his environment. right now he eats & sleeps & when he's awake (which is becoming more often) he's kinda crabby because he doesn't seem to know what to do with himself. if i sling him he's smooshed to my chest & he doesn't want that unless he's tired. when he has a bit more head control i can sling him facing outwards & that will be better for everyone!
I feel exactly the same! I can't wait!

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Me too! My little man is so cute, but I can't wait for the more interactive days to come...
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i don't have any advice but just wondering how the pooping is going. there was a recent thread about this & it sounds like it's pretty normal but i'm not the expert.....
Ya know, the funny thing is, about 5 minutes after I posted the question here, I went to change her and she was poopy. I guess all I needed to do was ask the question, huh. She is going fine now. It is dark yellow. I saw the other thread and that was helpful and reasuring that this type of thing is somewhat normal.

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