How's baby sleeping?
How's feeding (bf or ff) going?
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby?
What has been the hardest thing?
How has your recovery been?
Anything else you wanna add?
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
Your name: Carrie
Baby's name: Evelyn
Baby's age: 2 weeks, 6 days
How's baby sleeping? Pretty well...I just wish her awake time wasn't from 9pm-1am.
How's feeding (bf or ff) going? BF is going really well...much better than I expected.
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby? Yes, it was a whirlwind of family and friends who wanted to meet Evelyn.
What has been the hardest thing? The feeling of being "attached" to her all day and not being able to get anything accomplished around the house.
The easiest? She is a pretty easy baby in general. I am very lucky.
How has your recovery been? Great! I felt like I was sitting on broken glass for a few days and I have had some back pain, but overall, it's been good. I am actually below my pre-pregnancy weight and have all my energy back!
Anything else you wanna add? DH went back to work today, so it's just us girls.
Your name: Katie
Baby's name: Rory
Baby's age: 1 month yesterday
How's baby sleeping? Better! We seem to have hit a groove at bed time which is a relief
How's feeding (bf or ff) going? BF going very well he's up to 12lb 12oz as of his doc apt today lol
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby? Busy but very fun I'm looking forward to relaxing for a bit though
What has been the hardest thing? Rory strongly (and often loudly) prefers to be with me. He likes to snack and sleep on me all day which can be hard with a 2 year old and a house to take care of
The easiest? I really expected my 2 year old to be more reactive but he's overall adjusted quickly and well and doesn't seem to mind a bit
How has your recovery been? Good - except the 30 lb I have to lose!
Anything else you wanna add?
Your name: Jessicah
Baby's name: Ryan
Baby's age: 2 weeks, 1 day
How's baby sleeping? Pretty good. He has a crying spell every night from 10pm-1am which is really stressful.
How's feeding (bf or ff) going? Going okay. I am thinking he may be a bit tongue tied which is causing some gassiness. He slips off a bit when we BF so I am a little sore and raw at times.
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby? It was nice but stressful! Ryan wasn't even a week old and I was still recovering from surgery. New Year we just sat at home and watched the ball drop in NYC and then went to bed.
What has been the hardest thing? Time management and finding the energy to get up and do anything. Plus Ryan's fussy time at night has been really hard on all of us.
The easiest? Falling in love with our precious little guy
How has your recovery been? Slow and harder than I expected.
Anything else you wanna add? Hope everyone is enjoying their new arrivals!
Your name: Angela
Baby's name: Emily
Baby's age: 2.5 weeks
How's baby sleeping? off and on...sometimes I get a 3/4 hour stretch but mostly just 2 hr stretches
How's feeding (bf or ff) going? wonderful! Emily bfs so well and I am responding well to her
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby? Yes I couldn't believe she was here for Christmas! And for new year it was nice too.
What has been the hardest thing? lack of sleep at night and trying to make time to spend with Nicholas around Emily's feeding schedule. Also thinking about what is going to happen with our finances when DH's unemployment runs out and he still doesn't have a job...I would love for him to stay at home and just work part-time a few hours/week at night but he has to want that too and doesn't want to talk much about it.
The easiest? Nicholas has surprised us all with how amazing he is as a big brother. He has little to no jealousy and having DH home with me has been great too dealing with both kiddos.
How has your recovery been? Fine, just stopped using the peri bottle but I am still bleeding a decent amount. No soreness anymore thank goodness but I have to be careful
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Baby's name:Jonah Luke
Baby's age:5-weeks 4-days
How's baby sleeping?He still sleeps ALL THE TIME. Is that normal still?? At night it really depends. I have had a few 6-hour stretches and one 9-hour. But usually he wakes up 1-2 times a night to eat.
How's feeding (bf or ff) going? FINALLY BETTER!! He's turning into a little chubby baby!
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby?Yes! We ended up spending a week with my parents 3-hours away. It was a little rough sleeping w/him in a new environment though
What has been the hardest thing?It's been tough adjusting to two kids. DS shows jealousy some times and it it tough on us at times too.
The easiest?Luckily he's an easy baby!
How has your recovery been?I still have abdominal pain at times.
Anything else you wanna add?I am shocked at how much harder it has been to lose the weight after #2....I have a long way to go
DH Mike 2/10/01
DS Caleb 11/19/05
DS Jonah 11/25/11
Your name: Carolyn
Baby's name: Nick
Baby's age: 2 weeks and 5 days
How's baby sleeping? Pretty well! He does many 2 hour stretches night and day and is usally good for one 4 hour stretch during the day and at night. We've had some trouble the last couple of nights with crying from 9pm till 11pm and lots of burping! I remember Luke getting really irritable around the same age. I cut out caffeine and he was fine again. I'm on day 2 of no caffeine and I definitely notice a difference in Nick as well.
How's feeding (bf or ff) Aside from mastitis, great! He nurses and latches with no problems. The pain I'm having comes and goes. Its annoying to breastfeed away from home. I was at my parents the last two weekends and there was always sooo many people walking around. Its hard having to get up and nurse all the time. He is a big time cluster feeder in the evening.
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby? Yes! It was wonderful. And Nick was baptized on New Years Day!
What has been the hardest thing? Having two is alot harder than I thought. It's hard to get things done which I find frustrating. I need to try to schedule my day better I think as well as learn to let things go a bit... aka maybe be content with cleaning one room everyday instead of wanting the WHOLE house clean at the same time!
The easiest? At first it was the weight loss haha. The week of Christmas I was 3lbs from my pre preg weight. I had a GOOD Christmas and new years and now I'm 8 pounds over my pre preg weight. I just want to eat all the time!
How has your recovery been? SOOO MUCH BETTER than the first time!!! My bleeding has gotten much better. I'm down to just liners now. I can't wait for it to stop. I'm in so much less pain than last time. Even with the mastitis I would still say my recovery is much better than the last time.
Anything else you wanna add? I love Nicholas Not more than Luke, not less than Luke! I was so worried Luke wouldn't be special anymore. They are both awesome but different
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
Your name: Nicole
Baby's name: Liam
Baby's age: 7 weeks! Can't believe it.
How's baby sleeping? Not great but not horrible. Usually get a stretch of sleep from 1 to 4 am. Before that and after that it's a sleepy/fussy cycle. Thankfully I think his cold/congestion is mostly gone.
How's feeding (bf or ff) going? BFing, and it's going great! Gaining beautifully, no pain, supply has regulated I believe. He's only 9.5 pounds, but for a 35 weeker that's not too bad. He's trying to catch up!
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby? Yep, it was great, not too busy. I was enjoying being able to sit and snuggle and nurse the baby with the older kids being old enough to just supervise from a chair. Next Christmas I will be chasing a toddler around the entire time and that's a lot more work!
What has been the hardest thing? Trying to attend to 3 kids all at once (because of course they all need me RIGHT NOW!). Not getting a nap during the day.
The easiest? Physically, my recovery has been awesome. Emotionally/hormonally, I feel great! With my 2nd baby, I felt SO overwhelmed and burned out, but this time I don't feel that way at all!
How has your recovery been? Uh, see above.
Anything else you wanna add?
Your name: HilaryBaby's name: Elaina
Baby's age: 3 weeks & 2 days
How's baby sleeping? It really varies still. She does okay in her crib during the day when we roll it out to the living room or wherever we are, but at night she doesn't like it even when it's up against my side of the bed. we bought a cosleeper bed that goes in between our two pillows and she does okay in that most of the time. She still eats every 2-3 hours though, so a solid 3 hour stretch is pretty rare. This morning I actually bed shared with her after DH went to work, I was paranoid but exhausted so I did it. She slept soundly in the crook of my arm and I actually slept too. Almsot three hours! She also sleeps well in her swing but I wouldn't be okay leaving her in that unsupervised.
How's feeding (bf or ff) going? Quite well, she's gaining well and has lots of dirty diapers so she is getting what she needs. But if we try anything other than side lying in the bed, it's frustrating. I need positioning help.
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby? It was very busy. But it wasa pretty good!
What has been the hardest thing? Lack of sleep and anxiety over DH going back to work and me carrying the load all during the day and mostly at night too, he needs sleep for work.
The easiest? Loving her she is precious!
How has your recovery been? Long, slow, and hard. Not what I expected considering I had a vaginal birth.
Anything else you wanna add? I'm tired. Lol
Your name: Jules
Baby's name: Mayleigh
Baby's age: 7 weeks in 6 hours
How's baby sleeping? Pretty good. Luckily she never really had her days and nights mixed up. We do a combo of co-sleeping and putting her in her co-sleeper at night. She usually gets me up a couple of times but goes around 3 hour stretches at the beginning and end and around 4 hours in the middle. The longest she slept was 8 hours one night! She is more awake now during the day, and sometimes we have a fussy period of crying at night... I've only been getting a solid 2 hour nap in her crib in the late afternoon on average, but sometimes more... like today. Then she just sleeps small spurts throughout the day. Can't wait to get on a daytime schedule!
How's feeding (bf or ff) going? We have had some issues... mostly that I oversupply and it makes her choke/gag. I started pumping in teh morning and another time in the afternoon to reduce my flow and that is helping. Keepin' keeping on!
Did you have a nice Christmas/new year with your new baby? Yea, it was fantastic.
What has been the hardest thing? My DH had sinus surgery last week, and it has been really hard to manage both kids and him. The other hardest thing is that we are already past the newborn stage! I'm so sad that it went so fast, but I'm loving all her little chubby rolls she is packing on and the baby smiles are the best!!!
The easiest? Lovin' her and having my whole family together for so long. My DH goes back to work on Monday, so it will be interesting after that.
How has your recovery been? Great! I have around 18 pounds to lose still, but I am all healed up and want to get back into a workout routine asap! Getting off BP meds tomorrow!
Anything else you wanna add? Wish I could post more! Most days are entirely too hectic and I am so neurotic that my "free" time is spent cleaning.