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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-13-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By cagnew
Joshua is also very fussy. He is probably my most...

Joshua is also very fussy. He is probably my most difficult baby- definitely my worst sleeper. Out of five babies he is the first one to be so needy that I have a hard time getting shower or just...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-12-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By cagnew
Personally, I think the first baby is the...

Personally, I think the first baby is the hardest. The second has it's own challenges, mostly because you are learning to juggle two (assuming they are somewhat close in age), but it still isn't as...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-12-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By cagnew
Let him sleep! I am envious of you! Wish mine...

Let him sleep! I am envious of you! Wish mine would sleep!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-10-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By cagnew
I must be an oddball. I don't experience any kind...

I must be an oddball. I don't experience any kind of honeymoon until after 8 weeks!

Duchess: I'm sorry. I totally understand not wanting to be touched because you've been hung on or sucked or...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-10-2015, 08:27 AM
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Posted By cagnew
In my reading I found an article that talked...

In my reading I found an article that talked about other cultures-like Japan- where a vast majority coslee and their SIDS rates are super low. I think it's fairly obvious that we don't know why...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By cagnew
Joshua definitely prefers to sleep on his tummy...

Joshua definitely prefers to sleep on his tummy and I have been letting him. He sleeps in the bassinet part of a pack n play pushed up to my bed so he is right there for me. I'm still freaked out...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By cagnew
I did an enema and it wasn't bad. That was 5 or 6...

I did an enema and it wasn't bad. That was 5 or 6 days postpartum. Even though I had several normal bms I somehow developed anal fissures last week. Ouch. It's hell. I'm taking miralax now but it...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By cagnew
I second what everyone said about finding an...

I second what everyone said about finding an expert and having the baby checked for lip tie or tongue tie.

But...I want to add...if you don't end up breastfeeding for some reason, you are not a...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By cagnew
I've never been able to hand express much either.

I've never been able to hand express much either.
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By cagnew
Well, the six year old and the two year old gave...

Well, the six year old and the two year old gave croup. The six year old also has a double ear infection. The rest of us just seem to have bad colds. Hoping the baby doesn't get croup!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By cagnew
Sounds like a clogged duct. If you can, get on...

Sounds like a clogged duct. If you can, get on all fours and pump that breast. The gravity helps even though you might feel like a cow.
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-08-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By cagnew
luckiest I'm right there with you! Having a sick...

luckiest I'm right there with you! Having a sick newborn is so scary! I will probably be checking Joshua all night too :frown: I hope BOTH of our babies get better soon!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-08-2015, 10:46 AM
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Posted By cagnew
The baby is congested and has a cough now. I've...

The baby is congested and has a cough now. I've never had a child get sick at this age- so little!- and I'm kind of worried. No fever and his breathing is fine, so I guess I will just keep him close...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-08-2015, 08:58 AM
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Views: 1,589
Posted By cagnew
The love hormones are great, but so are...

The love hormones are great, but so are percocet's :wink:

I'm so happy you finally have your baby in your arms. He totally looks like you! Sweet little man :)

Sorry about the tearing, but it...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-08-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By cagnew
Mama2toby- I've been thinking of you too! And...

Mama2toby- I've been thinking of you too! And Sarah! Hang in there, mamas!

Ok, back to the sick house. The baby is sick now too, though not nearly as bad as the others. I have some colostrum...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-07-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By cagnew
I think my son might have croup. I hope the baby...

I think my son might have croup. I hope the baby doesn't get it! Almost all of us are sick right now :( I will probably be MIA for the most part until things get better over here. (although I will be...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-07-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By cagnew
So excited for you! Can't wait to hear you've had...

So excited for you! Can't wait to hear you've had your little one :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By cagnew
Jumping in here- Hello! At last count, I...

Jumping in here- Hello!

At last count, I have 5 kids- 8,6,4,2, and 1 month old. I don't think I've missed any... although they seem to just pop up out of nowhere :grin:

Homeschooling has been a...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-05-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By cagnew
Ditto what Duchess said :)

Ditto what Duchess said :)
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By cagnew
I do the one they "make" you do to leave the...

I do the one they "make" you do to leave the hospital, and the two week one because that's when they do the PKU test. Honestly, I could care less about any of these visits, or the PKU testing, but I...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,309
Posted By cagnew
How much do your newborns sleep during the day?...

How much do your newborns sleep during the day? Joshua will be 4 weeks on Friday and he still sleeps A LOT during the day. Most of the day really. When he is awake he isn't happy for too long, which...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 11:58 AM
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Views: 2,046
Posted By cagnew
I've never had one that nursed all the time- that...

I've never had one that nursed all the time- that WOULD be intense! I'm not breastfeeding this time, but I have a feeling this little guy would have been my first marathon nurser though. He eats...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 11:51 AM
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Posted By cagnew
This has got to be one of the best birth stories...

This has got to be one of the best birth stories I have ever read- and I've read a lot of them! Your writing is fantastic. I love the way you describe things- especially your emotions. Just...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By cagnew
Congrats Knitty!!!

Congrats Knitty!!!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 07:59 PM
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Posted By cagnew
I've been wondering about this myself. With the...

I've been wondering about this myself. With the last baby I let her sleep on her tummy when she started rolling over and she slept much better. This baby wakes up so much that I have kicked around...
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