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Joined: 07/06/08
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PP Check in!

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New LO's Name:
New LO's age:
How are you sleeping?:
How do you feel?:
Are you planning more LO's?:
Best part about your newborn?:
Worst part about having a newborn?:
Any exciting plans this summer?:
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?:

Anything else you want to add?:

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Joined: 08/13/11
Posts: 1737

Name: Katie
New LO's Name: Desmond
New LO's age: 2 months 1 day
How are you sleeping?: Eh
How do you feel?: Stressed a lot of the time haha
Are you planning more LO's?: I would like one more in the future but DH said 3 is his limit of sanity lol
Best part about your newborn?: Watching him smile and coo and that he likes to snuggle
Worst part about having a newborn?: he's a pretty easy baby actually. I guess the worst part is when I had to get him his shots and how fussy he was the next day (although part of that was DD2 waking him up every time he fell asleep!)
Any exciting plans this summer?: Staying in PJs because I won't have to take DD1 to school every week day lol
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: I gained about 48 lbs with him (although I only weighed about 95 lbs so it was okay) and I'm back down to 117 already. I just want to lose the tummy flab I have going on (not attractive in non maternity shirts lol)
Anything else you want to add?: yesterday I had a follow up for PP and the dr said I "tested positive" for it but they don't want me to go on meds because they think it'll work itself out but instead want me to go to a counselor. Hmm wonder how I can swing that with no kids lol!

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Joined: 02/02/05
Posts: 3327

Name: Joy
New LO's Name: Archer
New LO's age: 6 weeks yesterday
How are you sleeping?: A lot but not STTN, just a lot in general
How do you feel?: Really good. This has been my best recovery.
Are you planning more LO's?: Yep, 1 more. Fourth and final!
Best part about your newborn?: He is really easy going and relaxed.
Worst part about having a newborn?: Also having a 19 month old that is needy.
Any exciting plans this summer?: Visiting family in San Diego for a week in July.
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: Yep, all of it.

Anything else you want to add?:
I'm already having baby fever and I just had a baby. What is wrong with me? Don't get me wrong, no pregnancy for me anytime right now but I'm already thinking that it would be great to TTC when Archer is 18 months old or so.

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Joined: 08/24/09
Posts: 90

Name: Laura
New LO's Name: Bree
New LO's age: 6 weeks
How are you sleeping?: Have gotten the occasional 4 or 5 hour stretch of sleep this week, otherwise it's 2 to 3 hours at a time.
How do you feel?: I have mommy brain so much worse this time. I blame it on not sleeping through the night since October (getting up at least once a night to pee, sometimes four times while I was preggo), and on having to keep track of a toddler as well. I don't know how moms with more kids do it.
Are you planning more LO's?: I was uncertain about having more until I found out my uterus ruptured when I was in labor with this LO. But it was only a minor rupture and the surgeon repaired it. Now I suddenly WANT another one, after the danger that I could have lost everything, including myself. Life seems so much more precious now.
Best part about your newborn?: She's growing like a weed and is very cuddly.
Worst part about having a newborn?: She wants to be held ALL THE TIME, which makes it hard to give DD1 the attention she wants.
Any exciting plans this summer?: Look for a new job.
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: I'm basically back to my pre-pregnancy weight. But the fat moved from my extremities to my stomach. I can't fit into my pre-preggo pants. I really don't want to have to buy a new suit for interviews. I hope to lose at least another 10 lbs, to get rid of this gut.

Joined: 02/10/08
Posts: 485

Name: Karen
New LO's Name:Ella
New LO's age: 2 months, 5 days
How are you sleeping?: Like rubbish this week - I keep waking up and can't get back to sleep - Ella has been doing 6-7 hours at night recently, though, so I'm hoping my own bad sleep sorts itself out soon!
How do you feel?: Very tired this week - DS has had the chicken pox, bad sleep, and now I feel like I've got the flu or something.. blah...
Are you planning more LO's?: Not likely, but lately I've been wondering if maybe I might want one more... but then reality kicks in and I go back to the 'not likely' feeling!
Best part about your newborn?: She's been getting really 'smily' this week - LOVE those big toothless grins!
Worst part about having a newborn?: She's been a pretty fussy baby so far - very gassy, lots of spitting up, and for the first 5 weeks or so she always needed to be held or she's scream the place down - then we tried her with a pacifier and my life changed - MUCH calmer, more peaceful baby...
Any exciting plans this summer?: PTing DS - does that count as exciting? lol
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: Just about - I'm back to what I was 'pre DS' , but still have about 3 kilos to go to be back to my 'pre-Ella' weight - but I think my hips really spread out during this pg cause my jeans/shorts are all really tight over my hips - much tighther than these few kilos should account for![COLOR=#800080] [/COLOR]

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Joined: 07/22/03
Posts: 496

Name: Daria
New LO's Name: Lucas
New LO's age: 5 weeks 2 days
How are you sleeping?: About 3 hours at a stretch. Lucas has a very strong internal clock and wakes up to eat right at the 3 hour mark.
How do you feel?: Better than I did a week ago. Had a lot of tissue damage from the c-section but I finally can walk without wincing. Still having some sciatic nerve pain though.
Are you planning more LO's?: Nope, getting Essure done in late summer. Factory is closed.
Best part about your newborn?: The snuggles. Lucas is a cuddler.
Worst part about having a newborn?: Not having any time to get things done. I can live with not getting to do a lot of things, but stuff that NEEDS to get done is so hard to accomplish.
Any exciting plans this summer?: Not one. The most exciting thing I have on the horizon is getting to go out to dinner with DH for our anniversary.
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: Yes, and 5 pounds on top of that. I still need to lose 22 pounds to get to my goal weight though. I had packed on a few before I got pregnant. Oops.

Anything else you want to add?: I love whoever invented the baby swing.

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Joined: 07/06/08
Posts: 7033

Name: Anna
New LO's Name: Kole
New LO's age: 7 weeks today
How are you sleeping?: Not too great, when on STTN the other doesn't
How do you feel? Tired, fat and ugly, but I feel like I've recovered a great deal physically
Are you planning more LO's?: This is up in the air right now. I don't feel like we are done, but we'll see.
Best part about your newborn?: I love how cuddly he is
Worst part about having a newborn? A needy toddler to go with it! They always need something at the same time!
Any exciting plans this summer?: Nope.
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: nope, I've lost a lot and some of my pre-prego clothes fit, but a lot don't.

Anything else you want to add?:I can't believe how fast Kole is growing! He's already wearing 9month onsies and at his 1 month appointment he weighed 12lbs 12oz!! This is supposed to be a tiny baby and he's HUGE!

jhj
Joined: 08/06/11
Posts: 360

Name: Heather
New LO's Name: Heidi
New LO's age: 8 weeks!
How are you sleeping?: Pretty good.. usually a 4-5 hour stretch.. last night she slept 8 hours, but she has been puking all day today so maybe she has a virus
How do you feel?: I felt great after the 8 hours sleep.. now I'm feeling pretty gross after being puked on many times today... looking forward getting her to sleep and a shower!!! In general we are doing pretty good, tired as expected, but loving life with the little ones!!
Are you planning more LO's?: Don't know... I want more, but we have four and I don't think the van can take anymore carseats!!
Best part about your newborn?: She is amazing.. she is the most content baby and she gives me the biggest smiles which although it is cliche, really do just melt the heart
Worst part about having a newborn?: PUKING!!! really just spit up, but lots and it goes everywhere...
Any exciting plans this summer?: Not sure yet... going to come up with something... definitely camping, but not sure what else...
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: Yeah, but really another 10lbs would make me feel better...

Heather

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Joined: 01/10/09
Posts: 361

Name: Angel
New LO's Name: Kinsley
New LO's age: 4 weeks 5 days hehe
How are you sleeping?: umm she sleep good during the day. At night she usually sleeps from 930-2 (tho i dont sleep till about midnight) then she is up again around five and seven!
How do you feel?: I feel good, good enough to go back to work 2 weeks early!! Im tired tho still but thats to be expected.
Are you planning more LO's?: PLanning NO!! lol i am getting the Paraguard IUD which is good for 10 years and we will see from there.
Best part about your newborn?:She is a good baby! She doesnt whine or cry except for when she is hungry Smile
Worst part about having a newborn?: Everything comes with territory maybe the lack of sleeping good.
Any exciting plans this summer?:Nope just working and living the life Blum 3
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: Yes, ive lost all of it plus 10lbs. Tho another 30 will make me happy. Since im not having any more anytime soon its time to focus on losing this bulge i have going on.

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Joined: 09/07/07
Posts: 620

Name:Nicole
New LO's Name:Emma
New LO's age:2 mths already
How are you sleeping?: Great, she wakes up once or twice, nurses then goes right back to sleep.
How do you feel?: good, the older 2 can drive me crazy but over all really good.
Are you planning more LO's?:No, we are done!
Best part about your newborn?: loves cuddling, is generally easy going.
Worst part about having a newborn?: wants to be held all the time, great for cuddling not great for getting things done or dealing with the older 2
Any exciting plans this summer?:No, just some camping.
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: most of it, about 5 lbs to go.

Anything else you want to add?:I am about to take up running, we have a friend who wants to run a 5 k in September for the first time, so a bunch of us are doing it with him. I really dislike running but I figure it would be good for me to get over that.

AnnaRO's picture
Joined: 07/06/08
Posts: 7033

I have to say that I am totally jealous of everyone that has already lost all the baby weight. I so want to get rid of this protruding stomach.

KET_2010's picture
Joined: 08/13/11
Posts: 1737

I haven't lost all the weight. Although I think it'd be healthier if I don't lose all the weight I gained since I think I was underweight anyway. However, I would still like to lose about 10 lbs. And I definitely have a tummy I wanna get rid of but I'm lacking motivation right now. Instead of working out like I had originally planned these next few weeks DH is gone, I have been buying stuff and trying to figure out how to rearrange the furniture in my livingroom to accommodate for my glider I got (lol I got it and the ottoman for $20 since the leg was broken and the lady wanted it gone...easily fixed with wood glue, which I still have all over my hands lol). Oh I also bought chairs for the girls so they stop fighting over my glider (they broke DH's chair doing this which I later found out I could fix and did) and now I have too much stuff lol. I need to get rid of one of our loveseats.

Wow totally started a ramble there.

But seriously, I really lack the motivation right now and I am actually starting to feel bad about my body. :/

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Joined: 08/06/07
Posts: 897

Name: Amanda
New LO's Name: Elijah
New LO's age: almost 9 weeks, or 2 months

How are you sleeping?: Pretty well, most nights, he goes to sleep around 10pm, up at 2 or 3, and asleep again til 8 or 9. Other nights, he sleeps from 11-7. I am so grateful!

How do you feel?: Feeling excellent.. aside from school stuff, a little less sleep, and feeling like a full-time dairy, my body isn't feeling any different than before getting pregnant. Smile

Are you planning more LO's?: HAHAHAHAHAHA ummm no. Got a decent chunk of fallopian tube removed, to shut down this baby factory. Three (plus my stepson for summer and school breaks) is plenty for me!

Best part about your newborn?: He sleeps well

Worst part about having a newborn?: I feel like I've forgotten everything I knew with my girls. They were 19 months apart, so the second time around it was fresh in my mind.

Any exciting plans this summer?: We just got back from a 1000-mile car trip to pick up my stepson for the summer. I'll be finishing my associate's degree and working toward my bachelor's. Possibly getting a part-time writing job... not sure yet. Hmmm that all doesn't sound exciting. We will likely go to the beach and I just might consider camping. Not sure though.

Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: I'm within 10 pounds of pre-pregnancy, but still have the post-partum squish going on. Beee I'm going to Zumba classes, so hopefully that will start to pay off, once I am going more regularly.

Anything else you want to add?: I love my little man! Smile He gets the sweetest little grins, and he's started doing it all the time lately. I really need to get my camera out more often than I do. I also look forward to having less time with homework, and more time to update and post pics on here. I don't think I've posted any of little man, aside from what was posted the day he was born. I call him "my prince charming" ... He's definitely won over this mamas heart!

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Joined: 12/08/07
Posts: 1003

Name: Roxie
New LO's Name:Maggie
New LO's age:2 months on Saturday
How are you sleeping?:Good, she goes down for 6 hours, up to eat and then back down for another 3.
How do you feel?:Minus a weird pain still on my left side, I'm feeling great.
Are you planning more LO's?:Not right now.
Best part about your newborn?:the smiles and cuddles
Worst part about having a newborn?:the crying!
Any exciting plans this summer?:not really. go to the beach, enjoy the kiddos.
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?:I'm back down to pre-preg weight, but need to lose 25 more to get down to pre-ttc weight

Joined: 06/03/07
Posts: 623

Name: Shelly
New LO's Name: Manoj
New LO's age: Almost 6 weeks
How are you sleeping?: Ok. Getting used to being tired and trying to take naps when I can.
How do you feel?: Pretty good. Hoping to start exercising regularly soon. I need to get my energy back!
Are you planning more LO's?: Probably not. I can't handle another pregnancy and don't want to think about doing the newborn stage again. I'm 42. But, I think DH doesn't want to rule it out entirely. Easy for him to say, huh?
Best part about your newborn?: All the one-on-one time with him. I just love it. I didn't have that with my DD (my MIL was with us when DD was born, and that drastically reduced my alone time with DD).
Worst part about having a newborn?: He's fussy, so when he has his screaming fits it's bad. But, luckily those aren't constant.
Any exciting plans this summer?: We're going to the midwest in late June, and DH returns after a week, but the kids and I are going to stay with my parents until the end of July.
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: Yes, plus more. Thank you breastfeeding - miracle calorie burner.

Anything else you want to add?: Sorry I've not posted much here. I didn't even announce Manoj's birth or post his story. I've barely been on the computer and it's too hard to write a lot from my phone.

Joined: 01/16/07
Posts: 951

Name: LJ
New LO's Name: Adam
New LO's age: 3w4d
How are you sleeping?: much better than ds1
How do you feel?: pretty good
Are you planning more LO's?: I don't think so, I said this was it, dh/bil/mil have made jokes about another and while I still think no I guess now that Adam is here saying done is scary
Best part about your newborn?: watching the wonder
Worst part about having a newborn?: this time (so far) not much...less sleep if anything
Any exciting plans this summer?: spending it with the boys and NOT working !!
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: nope
Anything else you want to add?:well it just took me 2hrs to finish this post so I think that's it for now Biggrin

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Joined: 06/23/11
Posts: 509

Name: Neela
New LO's Name: Donnie Jr. (DJ)
New LO's age: 2 months, 1 day
How are you sleeping?: Sleeping okay, we have our days when he wants to be up all night
How do you feel?: feeling pretty good!
Are you planning more LO's?: Yes we are, but a few years from now. I'm currently breastfeeding & on the mini pill.
Best part about your newborn?: I'm his favorite person & his smiling, laughing & cooing
Worst part about having a newborn?: The inability to talk & tell me what's wrong.
Any exciting plans this summer?: No major plans yet...
Have you lost the 'baby weight'?: Lost all the weight by 2 weeks pp

Anything else you want to add?: I feel like he is growing up too fast...and I'm not ready to return to work, but will be soon.