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Just starting our May thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sophie went a 6 hour stretch between nursings last night... now if we could get her to do that between 11 and 5, rather than 4 and 10 am... oh well, we're working on it!<br><br>
It's a shame I couldn't fall back to sleep and DS woke me up a couple of times, and DH was up getting ready for work so that didn't help... sigh...
 

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I woke up this morning panicking because dd2 didn't wake up at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: She nursed to sleep around 9 PM and woke up at 6 AM. Not that I didn't enjoy the sleep but is that too long for her to go without nursing? DD1 unfortunately shared her cold with dd2, so she had a stuffy nose all weekend. I love the pics everyone is posting I'll try to get a few up soon.<br><br><a href="http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/2babybears/Kaseysittingsmilingedited.jpg" target="_blank">K sitting smiling</a><br><a href="http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/2babybears/CopyofJadynholdsflowersepiaedited.jpg" target="_blank">J holds flowers</a><br><a href="http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/2babybears/CopyofJadynsittingKaseyontummyedite.jpg" target="_blank">J sitting K on tummy</a>
 

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Wow, it's May! My babe will be 3 months on Thursday, I can't believe it! She's also been sleeping 7-8 hours at night-- hooray!<br><br>
The fourth trimester is over-- I feel like she's finally ready to be with us. I feel so lucky to be her Mom.<br><br>
T-minus 2 days until I start work, deep breaths. I know we'll all get through it-- with some tears (from me mostly, I suspect). I'm trying not to dwell and enjoy the time left.<br><br>
Also, we're battling diaper rash. It doesn't seem to hurt her, but it's red and yucky looking. I think I'm going to try some Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Poor baby.<br><br>
We're also going on our first road trip this weekend for my nephew's First Communion. Wish us luck...
 

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We had a big scare a few nights ago and I'm kicking myself for not realizing it could happen. We got Kalten a snuggly nest thing that goes between our pillows. I liked it because it has rigid sides that are still soft and breathable. Friday night I woke up suddenly because something was just WRONG. I didn't know what, but I felt something was different. I looked over at Kalten and there was a big purring blob on top of him. He was sort of kicking and moving funny. I panicked and reached out and shoved the cat over onto DH, and DH threw him on the floor. It happened so fast, I didn't have time to think. I don't think the cat was ON his face, more like on the side of his face, but it could have been so much worse. We got the cozy crib tent to keep the cats out of the crib when he slept in there, but the cats didn't care a lick about it. Then we bring him to bed with us where it's supposed to be safer, and this happens. Both cats sleep downstairs now.
 

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oh yeah, about Lily Padz...<br>
I have Lily Padz... I also have oversupply and overactive letdown, and if I don't check on them frequently, I get drenched. I'm also a bridesmaid (matron??? lol) in June and I'm hoping the things I'm doing to help the oversupply/OALD work out and let me wear the Padz for the whole thing. My dress is strapless (I finally have the boobs to fill it out!) and I don't know what else I could do about the girls if the Lily Padz don't work.
 

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subbing.... C. is 12 weeks old today!! she growing up so fast!!! there is part of me that is trying to hold onto my newborn baby; likely my last!!
 

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Subbing in...<br><br>
Sounds like all the babes are doing well. I have been forcing the issue a little bit with Levi and he is starting to nap in his co-sleeper. He still sleeps on me at night, but I can live with that. Being able to put him down for a little while when he is sleeping is just heaven though! I am actually able to get some things done!<br><br>
Sorry to hear about kalten and the cat! That has been one of my fears as well, but so far our cat seems scared of L. LOL I think Della keeps waiting for the "other cat" to leave....<br><br>
Liz -L has his longest sleep stretch early in the morning as well. Oh well, what is a mom to do...<br><br>
I have lost 5 lbs in the past 2 weeks so I am a happy camper!
 

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I've never used lily padz, but I'll check into it. I don't have a strong let down, so it should be okay.<br><br>
LilStar, I'm in Olympia. Love it here!
 

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Hi all!<br><br>
My baby girl turned 3 months old today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> According to everyone, things should be getting easier but I guess we will see. Arayna pretty much sleeps throughout the night and wakes up once to feed. The hard part is actually <i>getting</i> her to sleep but once that is done it is smooth sailing for the night.<br><br>
I think she hit a growth spurt because she was eating like a monster and doing a poo after each feeding! She usually only poops once a day. I was so fed up with breastfeeding these past three days but I think she is getting over it now.<br><br>
The weather has been getting better so we have been taking her out more which she LOVES. Once she is strapped on the carrier she usually goes straight to sleep! It has been challeging at times to feed in public but nothing major yet. Most ppl seem cool with the breastfeeding and I have not gotten any negative remarks (so far.)<br><br>
Here are some pics of Arayna:<br><br>
Arayna at 2 months:<br><a href="http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/mf_colon/AraynaMarieFornes36.jpg" target="_blank">http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u...ieFornes36.jpg</a><br><br>
Arayna Feeding:<br><a href="http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/mf_colon/AraynaMarieFornes42.jpg" target="_blank">http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u...ieFornes42.jpg</a><br><br>
Arayna in her snowsuit!<br><a href="http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/mf_colon/AraynaMarieFornes39.jpg" target="_blank">http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u...ieFornes39.jpg</a><br><br>
I am getting some professional pics done at the end of the month.<br><br>
Hope all is going well with everyone else.
 

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Emma is already 3 months old. I love her to bits, she is soooo cute and funny and cuddly. I think we are finished with babies, I have fertility issues and will be 39 this year... not that it couldn`t happen, but we are sort of thinking she is the last. She is sleeping in the Happy Hang Up now.<br><br>
I put her down to make breakfast and she fussed a bit, if it had been my first I would have rushed over to pick her up right away, but feeling a bit of a time crunch to get breakfast on the table so I finished doing one thing, intending to go and get her, when I looked over she had already fallen asleep. She sucks her fist/thumb, something M never did. It is nice to have a baby soothe herself, but sort of sad in a way also. Am I making senese? still a bit early over here.<br><br>
OK I guess I spoke too soon as she is awake now, but I did get breakfast eaten w/o babe on lap, but big sister did climb over after I was done.<br>
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Marie - yep there is a growth spurt at 3 months so it sounds like your baby is right on time!! They are hard to get through but fortunately do not last long! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I soooooooooo get this feeling! Gracie is such an easy baby, especially compared to my son, that I feel almost bad about it. She is content to sleep away in her swing or bouncy seat or my bed (best of all for her, she sleeps right in my spot!) or her BHMT, I almost feel bad because my son wouldn't sleep anywhere besides on the boob. I am grateful she is an easier baby because I still have my son who is now a demanding toddler and my in home daycare (which I had to close down when my son was first born!) but somehow I still feel like I'm missing out on so much with her because I am constantly trying to balance feeding her with tending to the needs of the others and home. I just wish I had a little more time to stare into her beautiful face without worrying about everyone else!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> It all goes so very fast, especially with number three, and especially when you know there will never be another newborn. DH had his vasectomy two weeks ago, and today is our 8 year anniversary. (We make awesome babies and I mourn the loss of that, but I just don't have the patience for any more)
 

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Oh I'm so with you on that one. I'd love to have more but I think four is the limit (for both me and DH - patience-wise). I envy people who can just keep having them and who remain so calm! Our decision also has to do with health issues, as this past pg/birth was just way to scary to repeat (pre-e that continued after birth). I don't want to leave 4 kids without a mama.<br><br>
I agree about finding the time to enjoy the last baby. Patrick was falling asleep on his own on my lap while I was reading this thread. I picked him up and latched him on, even though he would have fallen asleep on his own, lol! Whose habit is this nursing to sleep anyways????<br><br>
And did you all know that they've actually done studies on babies' sleep habits and it's more natural for them to be restless and nursing more until around 3 am or so and then that's when they conk out for the night. Prolactin levels are highest during the night therefore they nurse more. So for anyone with that less-than-convenient schedule, your babies are simply doing what they're supposed to! But then, in my experience at least, they become toddlers who you have to convince to stay in bed after 5 am by nursing them constantly. Anything for a few minutes more of sleep!
 

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subbing...liz, thanks for starting the thread!<br><br>
i've lost five lbs in the past two weeks as well. i have so much more to go but i'm glad i'm starting now instead of when ds is a year old -- i did that last time and i still have the weight.<br><br>
gotta go, ds1 is doing something in the hallway and i have no idea what it could be...ds2 is kicking out after a couple of hours in the storch.<br><br>
hope everyone is doing well! great to hear about all those settled babies.
 

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Kalten is definitely NOT conked at 3am. He sleeps around 9, then when DH goes to work at 11, he wakes up to eat, then goes back to sleep til 1-ish. Around 3 or 4 he wakes up again and he's the happiest, flirtiest baby you'll ever meet. I took a pic on my cell but we can't get the computer to recognize our phones anymore). He won't go back to sleep in the cosleeper after that, so we snuggle to sleep til DH comes home at 7. I swear, I'm the most rested new mom on earth.<br><br>
Ooh, quick story about the middle of the night. The other night I was changing Kalten and he started farting. And farting. Seriously he did that for a whole minute. The whole time, I was holding the wipe to his bottom in case he was leading up to something messy. So of course he peed all over because I wasn't covering that. I cleaned him up, took his clothes off, and started to put a new onesie on. He started yelling at me! Not crying, not upset, just YELLING! It was so funny! So I got that on, took him back to bed, and he immediately spit up all over the new onesie, and me. I laid him on the bed, and he looked up at me and started laughing. I took his onesie off because it was warm enough to sleep without it. The whole time, he was smiling at me. I got the onesie off, laid him down, and he filled his diaper. By the time we got back to bed, he was wired. I had to nurse him to get him sleepy again, which essentially started the process over again.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ooh, quick story about the middle of the night. The other night I was changing Kalten and he started farting. And farting. Seriously he did that for a whole minute. The whole time, I was holding the wipe to his bottom in case he was leading up to something messy. So of course he peed all over because I wasn't covering that. I cleaned him up, took his clothes off, and started to put a new onesie on. He started yelling at me! Not crying, not upset, just YELLING! It was so funny! So I got that on, took him back to bed, and he immediately spit up all over the new onesie, and me. I laid him on the bed, and he looked up at me and started laughing. I took his onesie off because it was warm enough to sleep without it. The whole time, he was smiling at me. I got the onesie off, laid him down, and he filled his diaper. By the time we got back to bed, he was wired. I had to nurse him to get him sleepy again, which essentially started the process over again.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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We had a day like this today. I changed her clothes 4 times, including pants, and my clothes once. I was also airing her bum (for diaper rash) and she pooped. Twice.
 

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Hi! Thanks for starting this thread Liz!<br><br>
Z is 3 months old, he is a chunk still. I got him on the scale the other day and he is 19lbs and 26 inches long. He is such a smiley baby and he laughs a lot. I love it. He is such a sweet little guy. Dd was sick last week, it was definately one of our hardest weeks since ds was born...she just needed me SO much and so did Z of course...but we made it.<br><br>
I started back to work on Tuesday.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: It was SO hard leaving Zachary for the first time, but he seems to be adjusting well. He is taking a bottle for the DCP and sleeping...he loves to watch the kids and dd LOVES having him there. She told me "Mama Zachary is going to work with ME today". It was cute. I am very thankful that I can work part-time though. It is hard to be away from them even three days a week. One more day and I'm off for five days.
 

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okay, so i so do not want to know what other babies weigh!!<br><br>
my son weighed 19 pounds at 12 months!! okay maybe it was more like 10 months. i do remember that he was about 25 pounds in the fall after his first birthday... so at like 14 or 15 months.<br><br>
C. is a peanut but finally growing out of her NB and 0-3 month clothes. we are finally visitng the doc next week for the first time and i am taking along the WHO growth charts for them. i hope they don't give me crap about how little she is.<br><br>
so the diapers i ordered all have to go back. not only is the workmanship on them crap but the velcro doesn't work at all!! it just comes undone if you move it around. i'm s bummed i waited more than two weeks for them to arrive and now i have to look for and pay for different diapers. meanwhile what we haven't doesn't really fit anymore, one pee and it's leaking.... well i guess i better get better at EC outside the house, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
well, coffee time while C is still interested in playing with her stuffed horse, she's managed to grab it's mane and is now punching it in the head!
 

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figured i let you all know i'm selling some diapers.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=667010" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=667010</a>
 

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Honeybee - don't worry about weights!! I've got genetics on my side, for making big babies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Sophie now has a red, gooey neck fold... ugh! She is a spitter (but a happy one, I've got oversupply still and OALD), I dug out the antifungal cream for her last night... yuck! At least it doesn't smell...
 
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