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    We had Preston's check-up today. He was 7lb 5.5oz so he's gained 13.5oz in 8 days. It's nice to have the reassurance that everything is going well.

    Had a really nice time at the park yesterday. Alexa had a lot of fun & I wore Preston in the Moby. I wish I would've used it with Alexa -- she always wanted to be held so I think it probably would've made things a lot easier. I'm looking forward to using it a lot with Preston.

    Last night my sis, DH's brother & his gf and their daughter all came over for BBQ. It was fun. Today it's raining so I'm glad we got to enjoy the nice day yesterday.

    As far as DH's interview, he said he thinks it went well and we should hear something tomorrow or Saturday I think.
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    Wasn't it a beautiful day and evening yesterday? You'd never know it today.....bleh.

    I am hoping to feel the same way about the moby.
    *Kristen*
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    Sounds like a wonderful day yesterday! We must live close. We have the same weather. I can't wait to try the Moby with my newborn. I didn't get it until my last was about 4 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainymama View Post
    Sounds like a wonderful day yesterday! We must live close. We have the same weather. I can't wait to try the Moby with my newborn. I didn't get it until my last was about 4 months.
    I'm just about 1/2hr out of Seattle. I can't believe the difference in the weather. When I woke up early this morning & heard it raining I was hoping we remembered to bring everything in. We did leave a few things out, including this cool bubble machine we got at Costco for Alexa. I'm hoping the rain didn't ruin the motor or anything
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    Sounds like you had a great day yesterday! We have the opposite, it rained all day long yesterday. Today though it's sunny. I'm hoping to get some things done.
    It's wonderful to hear that Preston is growing so well and that you got to use the Moby. I seriously don't know how people live without them.

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    It's hard to believe Preston will be 2 weeks old tomorrow! Yikes.

    We went to the park again today. I seriously don't know how I got by without the Moby last time. I love it. Alexa had a ton of fun at the park, but she skipped her nap and has been pretty cranky since we got home.

    Preston has been up late the last few nights. He seems to have a bit of a stuffy nose at night -- hope he isn't getting the cold Alexa had. I'd be bummed if the little guy had a cold so early on.

    I've been having cramping again since last night. Hard to tell if it's intestinal or uterine -- feels mostly intestinal. Maybe I need to take more stool softeners again. I have a horrible stomach to begin with, let alone while pregnant or after having a baby. I don't think it's much to worry about; I'd sure like it if it went away. I guess if it is still acting up on Monday morning I'll call the MW's office.
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    Hope your stomach feels better. I hear you on stomach problems. It took forever after DS was born to get my intestines back to normal.

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    Any success with pooping today? I remember you saying that cherries got things moving after you had Alexa and Zoe and I have used them as a gentle laxative with great results ever since. I know they aren't in season, but you can get dried ones that work just as well. They are delicious baked into oatmeal cookies or in hot oatmeal. So you'll up your milk and have a nice poo.

    Was it easy to get used to wrapping the Moby?
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    I've been able to poo. TMI, but the last couple days its just been more "rocky" or hard. Also over the last few days I haven't really been taking the stool softeners so I started again. When I was pg with Alexa I had to take them ALL the time. I had an easier time in that respect with this pregnancy.

    I can't believe you remembered the cherries Kristen!! LOL. Yes, with Alexa I must've eaten a pound or 2 of cherries to get myself to poo. I even joked with the nurse that I wished they were in season. I did get lots of dried fruit this time and I'm sure it helped. I've been avoiding oatmeal because I was so engorged -- I was actually going to eat it for breakfast one morning and decided against it. My supply seems to have evened out and Preston has been eating up a storm last night and today so maybe I'll have some in the morning.

    The Moby was easy once I wrapped it the first time. I still have DH help me get Preston into it, although I'm sure it won't be too hard to do myself. It does seem easier to have him help me. I feel like a pro wrapping it already . I really can't believe I let myself be so intimidated by it last time around. It is sort of cumbersome to wrap the first time -- I was thinking what in the world was up with all this fabric, but it seems to work out just about perfect length wise once it's all done up on me. I just watched the videos on the Moby site a few times before trying it out.

    I do feel like he's too high to really nurse in it though?? I've heard lots of people say they nurse in the Moby, maybe when he's a little bigger? idk, I'm trying to find an easy way to NIP with him bc I really feel like I still need both hands to get a good latch most of the time & a pillow too. Any suggestions?
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    Yeah we loved our Moby, but I could never figure out how to nurse in it either. I actually was never able to nurse in a carrier till he was closer to six months and we got the Ergo. For nursing in public I found sitting somewhere I could prop my knees up into a V shape helped. Then I used my knees like a pillow.

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