Is anyone out there?? How is everyone doing??

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amyrenee's picture
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Is anyone out there?? How is everyone doing??

Just wanted to post and see how all the mamas and their little ones are doing!!

Our little guy is doing great! He's just over 3 months now and he's gotten pretty big! At his two month appt. he was 14lbs, 15oz which is in the 96 percentile! I can't imagine what he is now. He's still waking up around 3 times per night which is tough. His long stretch of sleep is from around 7pm to 11pm or 12am. I wish it were from 11pm to 5am. Oh well. I am almost exclusively pumping now that I'm back to work. He pretty much prefers the bottle now at all times, but it makes feeding him easier as before he would breastfeed and fall asleep before he was full and so I was having to feed him every hour.

How about the rest of you?

Andrew at 10 weeks:

Andrewat10weeks

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Joined: 09/24/11
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He is so stinkin' cute Amy! How has it been since you've been back to work? Was it a hard transition?

We're doing really great over here too. Mason is just over 11 weeks now and has really been showing his cute personality. I love it. We've been working hard on getting his neck stretched out more and his head shape back to normal. We were going to the Physical Therapist every week, but now we don't have to go back again for 3 weeks! He's very patient with us when doing his stretches, although he still lets us know that he's not a big fan. He has slept through the night fairly consistently for the last week or so (about 9pm-6am) with the exception of a few nights when he woke up at 3 or 4 to eat. I won't complain though. He's growing so fast. I went through his clothes this morning and had a hard time admitting to myself that he has outgrown quite a few outfits. Is that sad for anyone else? He was 11 lb. 11 oz. at his 2 month appt and was in the 98th percentile for height, so we've got a tall boy on our hands. Still exclusively breastfeeding but he did fine with a bottle when we tried that too. That will be good for when we get a babysitter (still haven't done that and had a date night yet.....but hopefully soon. Lol He's so much fun, I can't get enough of him. I hope everyone else is doing well! Looks like most everyone is too busy with little ones to get on here much anymore!

Our little Mason Fred

amyrenee's picture
Joined: 07/11/11
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Hey Jess!

Going back to work wasn't too bad. My mom takes care of the baby while I'm at work and so I felt really comfortable knowing he was in good hands. Also, I work for myself so I can make my own hours which has helped with not being away for too long and also with my pumping schedule. Will you be going back to work or staying home with Mason? That's great he's starting to sleep through the night. I feel like it's never going to happen!

Anyway, your little guy is a cutie pie!

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Joined: 09/11/11
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You are lucky you don't have to do daycare...in the 3 weeks I've been back to work, the little girl has had to go to the doctor 3 times! First she had a 24 hour fever, the second time they thought she had pinkeye (she had yellow discharge from her one eye, but it went away the next day), and this week they thought she had coxsackie because she has little red spots all over her (the dr didn't think it was that, though). Today she has a head cold.

And we picked this place because of how meticulous they were cleaning everything, it looked so clean and organized. If things don't improve, though, I'm going to have to find a different place.

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Joined: 09/24/11
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Amy - That sounds like a great set-up to work for yourself and have your mom taking care of Andrew. I know the sleeping through the night thing feels like it will never happen. I remember telling DH that i felt like I would never even get 4 hours of straight sleep again! Things can change fast, hang in there!

Dee - So sorry to hear about your LO being so sick. Sounds like there's been some things going around. Do you have other places that you also seriously considered before choosing this one?

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sweet Clara is 3.5 months old now and such a joy! i would guess she's about 14 pounds...just starting to grow out of 0-3m clothes and into 3-6m. she's got some great chubby thighs and chubby cheeks going on! she has the hugest smile and has even giggled a couple times, both times when her big brother was talking to her. she carries on full conversations with us where we ask a question and she responds with coos and gurgles and then we talk again and then she "talks" again and so on. she loves to watch our every move, and she screams when we leave her line of sight. she really demands constant interaction when she's awake. she is quite a screamer and can be difficult to soothe, which DS1 never was, so sometimes that stresses me out. she just seems to have a much more intense personality! but she can also be so happy and talkative and expressive, so that's really fun.

as for sleeping, i'm still not getting much at all. amy, she is just like you described your little guy...she sleeps pretty reliably from 7pm to midnight, but then she's up every 2-3 hrs. so usually i have just gone to bed and fallen asleep when she wakes up the first time (11pm or midnight), then she's up again at 2 or 3 am, again at 5am, and then up for the day at 6:30 or 7am. i couldn't survive without coffee!! when she was two months old, she slept from midnight to 7am solid every night for 5 or 6 nights. i thought we had reached the promise land, but i guess it was just a fluke. Smile

just this week, she is starting to nap better. she used to scream every time i would try to put her down for a nap, i tried rocking her, going back in every 5 min., etc. etc. and most of the time i would just give up and get her back out of her crib, so she kept getting more and more overtired and cranky. i finally figured out i shouldn't wait until she was fussy to put her down for naps, but i should try to put her down before she reaches that point...and it's worked great most of the time. if she's starting to show any cues of sleepiness (yawning, eyes drooping, looking away from us like she's overstimulated), i put her down right then, and she usually drifts off to sleep with no crying and naps for an hour or more!

great to read some updates on you ladies and your little ones! i admire you working mommas so much. it's a lot to juggle, and you're all doing a great job!