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AimeeS1911's picture
Joined: 02/01/12
Posts: 636
May check in

Name:
Baby's name:
Baby's birthdate:
Baby's current stats:
Baby's next appt date:
Your next appt:

About you:

Natural birth or c section:
How are you recovering physically:
How are you recovering emotionally:
What is hardest part for you with recovery:
How much longer on maternity leave:
What did you decide on birth control:

First time moms what is your favorite part of being a mom so far:
BTDT moms what did you forget about newborns that you love:

Baby time:

How is the baby sleeping:
What size clothes is the baby in:
What is the baby's favorite baby gear item (swing, stroller etc):
Any gear the baby hates:
Who does baby look like:
If siblings how are they taking to the baby:
Any concerns you have about baby:

Any questions you have that someone could maybe help with:

Anything else to add:

eliann's picture
Joined: 04/19/11
Posts: 2439

Thank you for doing this Aimee! Can't wait to read everyone's update!!!

AimeeS1911's picture
Joined: 02/01/12
Posts: 636

Name: Aimee
Baby's name: Rylee "Roo"
Baby's birthdate: 3/29
Baby's current stats: 11.6 lbs and 22 3/4 inches
Baby's next appt date: May 30th 2 mos appt
Your next appt: May 20th

About you:

Natural birth or c section: c section

How are you recovering physically: awesome now! Started working out lightly and feeling great

How are you recovering emotionally: good... Was down for a bit with the bleeding and health and stuff

What is hardest part for you with recovery: the bleeding was rough and some pain due to it being my second

How much longer on maternity leave: 3 weeks from Friday

What did you decide on birth control: had my tubes tied... Even though I knew it was the last and I am totally good with two it felt weird

First time moms what is your favorite part of being a mom so far:
BTDT moms what did you forget about newborns that you love: watching all the new things. Like you feel them developing for 10 mos but now watching it is amazing.

Baby time:

How is the baby sleeping: last night gave a 5 hr stretch which is awesome. Usually like 4 hrs but just like with DD she is soooooo noisy when sleeping!!! This will prob be reason she goes into her own crib in her own room before too long

What size clothes is the baby in: 0-3 mostly. The newborn are not long enough and she used to scrunch up all time so they were okay but now stretchy mcstretch is too big for them. She has really only been in sleep n plays every day which is so easy and convenient at this age.

What is the baby's favorite baby gear item (swing, stroller etc): pretty much okay in everything. Likes some tummy time in the hoppy which helps with her gassy issues. Only item we don't really use is the pack n play which takes up so much space

Any gear the baby hates: none. We just don't use the pack n play
Who does baby look like: most people say me. As she is filling in everyone sees more of DD who literally is a mix of me and DH.

If siblings how are they taking to the baby: good so far. DD is really sweet with her and loves helping with her.
Any concerns you have about baby: she is very stuffy and our allergies are horrible here and me Dh and DD all have really bad ones. She sounds so stuffed up and hates having her nose sucked but the boogies are so big.

Any questions you have that someone could maybe help with:

Anything else to add: I love hearing about all these babies!!! My DDs board still keeps in touch and it is awesome having a community like this

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Joined: 02/01/12
Posts: 636

Welcome Elizabeth!!! Hope the baby is getting ready to join us

Joined: 10/02/11
Posts: 1937

Name: Jessica
Baby's name: Julie
Baby's birthdate: April 11th
Baby's current stats: 8lbs15oz and 21 inches still - but that was last week
Baby's next appt date: Um.. May 15th? Something like that.
Your next appt: ...4 weeks. Not sure of the date.

About you:

Natural birth or c section: C section
How are you recovering physically: The incision site still hurts. I have a hematoma with may turn into an issue.
How are you recovering emotionally: Better. I don't cry EVERY day anymore.
What is hardest part for you with recovery: It's still hard for me to get up and move around.
How much longer on maternity leave: 5 more weeks.
What did you decide on birth control: I'm probably going to go on the pill.

First time moms what is your favorite part of being a mom so far: I love her little facial expressions. And the fact that she spreads her toes when she eats.
BTDT moms what did you forget about newborns that you love:

Baby time:

How is the baby sleeping: She sleeps on me. That's the only way she'll sleep.
What size clothes is the baby in: Still a few newborn, but moving into 0-3 because she's long.
What is the baby's favorite baby gear item (swing, stroller etc): NOTHING. SHE HATES THEM ALL!!
Any gear the baby hates: All of it.
Who does baby look like: Tim
If siblings how are they taking to the baby: n/a
Any concerns you have about baby: I wish she'd sleep on her back.

Any questions you have that someone could maybe help with:

Anything else to add:

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Joined: 10/08/07
Posts: 1162

Name: Joan
Baby's name:Emma
Baby's birthdate:Apr 8
Baby's current stats:she was 7lbs 6oz at her 2 week appt
Baby's next appt date:2 months
Your next appt:6 weeks postpartum

About you:

Natural birth or c section:c-section
How are you recovering physically:Ok, still bleeding though
How are you recovering emotionally:better every day, still dealing with having a c-section, but I'm getting over it
What is hardest part for you with recovery:just feel like it's going slower than last time
How much longer on maternity leave:still not sure
What did you decide on birth control:probably mini pill for now

First time moms what is your favorite part of being a mom so far:
BTDT moms what did you forget about newborns that you love:the little gas/sleepy smiles!

Baby time:

How is the baby sleeping: it's been a bit rough. She only cat naps and eats a lot overnight
What size clothes is the baby in:newborn, even some of those are too big!
What is the baby's favorite baby gear item (swing, stroller etc):she doesn't love or hate anything, but the devices don't help her sleep
Any gear the baby hates:
Who does baby look like:just like ds did when he was a baby, who looks like daddy
If siblings how are they taking to the baby:ds is doing good!
Any concerns you have about baby:constantly worried about her weight gain

Any questions you have that someone could maybe help with:

Anything else to add:[/QUOTE]

Joined: 03/10/09
Posts: 546

Name: Jill
Baby's name: Kylie
Baby's birthdate: April 15
Baby's current stats: She was 6lbs 10oz and still 18 1/2in at her one week appt
Baby's next appt date: May 20th
Your next appt: May 29th for 6 week postpartum

About you:

Natural birth or c section: Natural
How are you recovering physically: Feeling like it's going a whole lot slower this time around which bugs me, but overall ok I think
How are you recovering emotionally: Today is a bit rough. DH went back to work this week and his parents are coming in this weekend, so i've been feeling overwhelmed today trying to get the house cleaned and everything.
What is hardest part for you with recovery: Not being able to do as much as I normally would.
How much longer on maternity leave: N/A
What did you decide on birth control: Will be asking for birth control pills at my 6 week check and will be looking into DH getting snipped at some point.

First time moms what is your favorite part of being a mom so far:
BTDT moms what did you forget about newborns that you love: The little smiles and snuggles

Baby time:

How is the baby sleeping: PRetty good...we get anywhere from 3-5 hour stretches and except for 2 or 3 nights when she does wake up she's up long enough for a diaper change and bottle and is back to sleep.
What size clothes is the baby in: Newborn and some of those are too big
What is the baby's favorite baby gear item (swing, stroller etc): We only have a bouncy seat for her and she does just fine in it.
Any gear the baby hates: Nope
Who does baby look like: DS
If siblings how are they taking to the baby: The 13 year old is whatever and loves to laugh at the faces she makes. The 6 year old has had a tougher time and can see the jealousy but is very curious about her and asks a lot of questions so I think he's getting better.
Any concerns you have about baby: Don't think so.

Any questions you have that someone could maybe help with: How many times a day does any one elses baby get the hiccups? Kylie gets them anywhere from 2-4 times a day. She did when I was pregnant too, but just curious.

Anything else to add:

AimeeS1911's picture
Joined: 02/01/12
Posts: 636

Jill rykee is the same way. I remember DS was like this too and I asked the other day at the docs and still totally normal from the gasping of air while feeding and crying etc.

Joined: 03/10/09
Posts: 546

Ok cool. I figured it was normal, but man i'd hate to have the hiccups that many times a day so I can only imagine how she feels with them.

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Joined: 03/25/07
Posts: 214

Name:Jenny
Baby's name: Sadie
Baby's birthdate:April 11,2013
Baby's current stats:7lbs 6 oz 20 1/4 inches long
Baby's next appt date:probably around june 11th for her two month physical
Your next appt: 3 weeks from tomorrow

About you:

Natural birth or c section:csection
How are you recovering physically:at first was struggling ..this was the most painful recovery for some reason, but doing much better now just wanna be back in my smaller clothes already...
How are you recovering emotionally:good, at first cried over every little thing though.
What is hardest part for you with recovery: not being able to move as fast as i would like to or do as much as i would like to i wear out easily .
How much longer on maternity leave:
What did you decide on birth control: tubal ligation, and hubby is getting a vasectomy in a month.

First time moms what is your favorite part of being a mom so far:
BTDT moms what did you forget about newborns that you love:they love to cuddle

Baby time:

How is the baby sleeping:she does pretty good, goes between 4-5 hr stretches at night .. During the day still eating every 2 -2 1/2 hrs.
What size clothes is the baby in:newborn although some of the 3m stuff is small enough that she can wear it.
What is the baby's favorite baby gear item (swing, stroller etc): She loves her swing
Any gear the baby hates: none yet
Who does baby look like: her big brothers, they all were very similar as babies.
If siblings how are they taking to the baby: they love her, always want to hold her
Any concerns you have about baby:nope just wish her poops weren't so explosive lol. Oh and she seems to get the hiccups alot as well.

Any questions you have that someone could maybe help with:

Anything else to add:

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Joined: 07/23/07
Posts: 1743

Name: Vicki Smile
Baby's name: Judah
Baby's birthdate: 4/10/13
Baby's current stats: About 8lbs, probably 22in long
Baby's next appt date: June 12th (2 month check up)
Your next appt: I just called to schedule it because I forgot. It'll be about 3 weeks from now for my 6 week follow-up.

About you:

Natural birth or c section: Natural
How are you recovering physically: I'm feeling almost back to normal now; still get some light cramping sometimes when I do too much, still bleeding some, TMI but I think I have a spot near my butt that is still healing because I bleed every time I poo. :eek: Also, getting impatient for my belly to go all the way back down.
How are you recovering emotionally: I'm a LOT better now, not weepy anymore.
What is hardest part for you with recovery: That I *want* to do stuff but my body prohibits me from it; I can't go out and have to stay close to home for awhile.
How much longer on maternity leave: n/a
What did you decide on birth control: We're just going to use the diaphragm until I get my period back although the medication I'm on makes my prolactin levels so high that I really doubt I would get my period back until after I'm off it. Then after that, we'll use the diaphragm, NFP, and condoms when I'm ovulating.

First time moms what is your favorite part of being a mom so far:
BTDT moms what did you forget about newborns that you love: That they're so cuddly and little and sleep a lot!

Baby time:

How is the baby sleeping: Good! He does 2-3 hour stretches of eating during the day and we usually have one longer 4-6 hour stretch at night followed by a 2-3 hour stretch.
What size clothes is the baby in: NB but getting tight, 0-3 months
What is the baby's favorite baby gear item (swing, stroller etc): My ring sling. He conks out every time I put him in!
Any gear the baby hates: The cosleeper. I think he hates sleeping totally flat. It will be interesting transitioning him to a crib!
Who does baby look like: He favors his Daddy's side
If siblings how are they taking to the baby: They love him! They are starting to get a little too comfy with him now though and trying to "play" with him and be rougher.
Any concerns you have about baby: Just that he gains weight and that I can eventually stop supplementing.

Any questions you have that someone could maybe help with:

Anything else to add: