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Check In Time

Sorry I'm MIA lately, I'm having a hard time getting online when alone with 2 kiddos!

Anyway, I thought we should have a check in to see how everyone is doing!

1. Your Name/Age:
2. Babys name:
3. How old is baby?
4. How much weight have you lost so far?
5. How much weight do you want to lose?
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed)
7. How are any older children doing with new baby?
8. How long is baby sleeping at night?
9. Where does baby sleep at night?
10. Where does baby sleep in the day?
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both)
12. How much does baby eat?
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby?
14. Any other things you'd like to share?

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Joined: 09/03/08
Posts: 710

1. Your Name/Age: Anne, 27
2. Babys name: Emily
3. How old is baby? 3 1/2 wks
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 35ish
5. How much weight do you want to lose? another 20 would be great
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) tired, hard to get energy except in the evening... a little overwhelmed too bc Em wont go to anyone else unless she is passed out hard and she is fussy when awake so it's just draining. There are times when she just wants to snuggle w the boob...doesnt suck, but if you put it away she cries like I took her pillow out from under her!
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? better then I ever could have asked for or expected Smile
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? goes to sleep btwn 8-10pm and sleeps til 1230-3, then up btwn 5-7 then asleep til 9-10am...after that awake for awhile
9. Where does baby sleep at night? vibro seat in our room...reflux is terrible so she has to be upright and close by bc she chokes sometimes
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? swing, vibro seat, our arms...wherever she can be upright
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF
12. How much does baby eat? like a pig!
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? good but gets frustrated when she doesnt let him do much
14. Any other things you'd like to share? anyone ready for dtd yet?? Smile

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Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

1. Your Name/Age: Janelle/29
2. Babys name: Evelyn
3. How old is baby? Will be 3 weeks on Monday
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 17-20 lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? another 17-20
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed). Over all I'm feeling happy and optimistic, which is saying a lot considering all that seems to be happening with us (kids sick, post delivery vaginal infection, + more). Although Evie is hitting her 2-3 week growth spurt and is wanting to be on the boob most of the evening when I'm exhausted and I'm starting to feel ALONE with having to feed her. But I hate pumping.... so I'm stuck. LOL
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? the 7 year old is mostly ignoring her now and only asking to hold her occasionally. But he does help me by bringing me things I ask for.. most of the time. The 2 year old tries to comfort her when she cries, but this means I have to run to get to her before he does. :confused:
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? I'm not paying attention to the clock anymore, but I think about 4 hours right now. It's the toddler and the household animals that are driving me batty, not Evie.
9. Where does baby sleep at night? Well, she's been sleeping mostly with me so that I can nurse her without waking up much, but she's also content to sleep in the crib or bassinet if she's swaddled.
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? Bouncer, crib, or bassinet.
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF
12. How much does baby eat? Well, I just had an LC appointmnent yesterday and they verified by weight that she gets 1.5oz off each side. She's only just started taking both sides but not with every feed. So sometimes she gets 3 oz.
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? Pretty good, though he's been useless to help lately cause he's got a cold and I won't let him touch her. Lol
14. Any other things you'd like to share? Still having pooping issues (her's) and hoping we have progress soon. Sad

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Joined: 10/14/08
Posts: 675

1. Your Name/Age:Chris, 26

2. Babys name:Lilly[COLOR=DarkSlateBlue][/COLOR]

3. How old is baby?3 weeks4 days

4. How much weight have you lost so far?27

5. How much weight do you want to lose?another 20

6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) I still hurt, even though I am going to chiro, and have pain pills, for some reason my both of my knees Have burning pain all the time. I have tried to stop taking the 800mg ibprofin but i can't help it, i have to go up and down 2 flights of stares several times a day.

7. How are any older children doing with new baby?no others

8. How long is baby sleeping at night?3-5 hours at the most

9. Where does baby sleep at night?bassinet, nest to my bed

10. Where does baby sleep in the day?packnplay,or in someones arms

11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both)Brest Feeding

12. How much does baby eat?every 2-4 hours

13. How is DH/SO doing with baby?better, but still doesn't hold her as much as i would like

14. Any other things you'd like to share?Just gave Lilly her first real bath in the baby tub today, she hated every minuet and turned purple on me!! So glad Grandma was there to help.

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Joined: 02/02/09
Posts: 424

1. Your Name/Age: Jessie, 30

2. Babys name: Ben (we all call him Baby Ben)

3. How old is baby? 7 weeks and 4 days

4. How much weight have you lost so far? About 20lb

5. How much weight do you want to lose? well I had to lose allot before I got preggers so I"ll say another 40?

6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) Awesome, but I don't want to go back to work... two more weeks. Sad They even called and asked if I'd come back early.... nooo I will miss Ben SOOO much, besides my sister who takes care of DS1 and I are having issues so now I hope things go well with Ben's care. :confused:

7. How are any older children doing with new baby? Will is adjusting and loves to kiss his brother still, but when Ben cry's at night it wakes him up, nooo fun.

8. How long is baby sleeping at night? OMG! last three nights its been b/t 6-7 hours at a time! LOVE it! Lets just hope its not a coincidence.

9. Where does baby sleep at night? Cradled next to my bed. Smile love seeing him there.

10. Where does baby sleep in the day? in Moby, lap, or cradle

11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF, its going good, just need to build up more of a supply for when Im working.

12. How much does baby eat? I don't know really, how do you tell with BF?

13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? Good, DH says this baby is a mommas boy through and through! Smile

14. Any other things you'd like to share? humm, can't wait to start working on the next one? Smile loving all the pictures you are all sharing.

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Joined: 05/13/08
Posts: 781

1. Your Name/Age: Marilyn, 30
2. Babys name: Orion
3. How old is baby? 6 weeks on Tuesday
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 25 lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? still have another 20 or so to go
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) tired! Those 2 days of actual sleep for 8hrs were a tease. Now I remember what I'm missing. lol.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? Hes doing good - likes to kiss babys head and poke him - we need to remind him to be "gentle" with baby all the time lol.
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? 3-4 hours
9. Where does baby sleep at night? crib, or on me
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? me (or another person) or in bassinet
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) Formula
12. How much does baby eat? anywhere from 3-5oz
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? Good, he likes the snuggle daddy time after work
14. Any other things you'd like to share? I took the boys apple picking last week with a friend and her girls and it was so much fun. I'm hoping to get a few pics up once they are off my camera.

ANNE - No DTD here yet! Stitches are just finishing healing (I had pain until this past week so my interest is still ZERO. lol. Poor DH... its been MONTHS)

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Joined: 09/07/10
Posts: 1377

1. Your Name/Age: Dani, 34
2. Babys name: Vanessa
3. How old is baby? 6 weeks (born at 33w5d)
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 18
5. How much weight do you want to lose? 30 lbs to pre preg weight (I was up 10 from normal after the m/c)
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) Good other than having issues with eating well. Normally I naturally eat well bu I haven't since my m/c.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? DD1 adores her but continually needs reminders to be gentle and is acting crazier than normal
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? 3-5 hours
9. Where does baby sleep at night? bassinet in our room/on me
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? bassinet, swing, on me
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF & pumping
12. How much does baby eat? 8 x/day, 2-3 oz from the bottle
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? He is fantastic and this is so different than the first time
14. Any other things you'd like to share? We had our first 2 diaper blow outs today

DTD no go yet. I had lots of issues with my stitches and scar tissue that took over 1 year to resolve :eek: This time I'm very hopefull that it will be better since I had way less tearing.

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Joined: 05/22/07
Posts: 1055

1. Your Name/Age: Veronica, 29 (Turning the BIG 30 n the 24th!!)
2. Babys name: Max
3. How old is baby? 5 weeks today
4. How much weight have you lost so far? I'm down 15 lbs from my pre-preg weight. All together I've lost 23 lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? A lot
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) Pretty good actually. Just finished my 1st week with the boys all by myself and it wasn't too bad.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? He's great with him! Have to remind him all the time about being gentle though but it could be so much worse.
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? He sleeps every 2-3 hours. Although the past few nights it's been more like 4 which is joy!
9. Where does baby sleep at night? RocknPlay Sleeper next to me in room
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? His crib or swing
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF
12. How much does baby eat? Not sure since BF
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? He's wonderful as always.
14. Any other things you'd like to share? Just loving my boys!

We've already DTD a few times. I had c-section and have no pain at all. DH was asking to mess around 2 weeks PP.....which we did.

Joined: 12/21/10
Posts: 529

1. Your Name/Age: Jessica/36
2. Babys name: Lily
3. How old is baby? 2 weeks, 1 day
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 20 lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? 10 to pre-pregnancy but I would like to lose 20
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) I am so frustrated. I feel like Lily is either crying or at the boob not eating. We have had 4 lactation appts (all different people due to being in the hospital) and her Dr. is a l/c and we go back Tuesday. Dr. said that she is not gaining enough weight so I have to feed her every 2 hours. She piddles around at the boob and then cries when I take her off so she is on for 1 hour and off for 1 hour. I just thought it would be easier but I don't want to give up. I feel like such a failure at this.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? no others
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? 2 hours due to Dr.s orders
9. Where does baby sleep at night? with DH in living room b/c Dr. said that she is to be away from me when she is not eating so that I can get some sleep
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? same as above
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF
12. How much does baby eat? ?? find out Tuesday
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? fantastic, he is truly amazing
14. Any other things you'd like to share? I miss DH. I feel like we have not spent any time together since she was born. This entire thing is not what I expected and I am frustrated. I love her with all my heart and cannot recall what life was like before her but something has got to get easier soon because it feels like nothing is going our way (other than the wonderful gift that we have been given).

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Joined: 01/10/11
Posts: 969

1. Your Name/Age: 33 Laura

2. Babys name: kendra

3. How old is baby? 4 weeks 1 day

4. How much weight have you lost so far? ALL of my pregnancy weight Yahoo

5. How much weight do you want to lose? ineed to lose another 40 or so, but that isnt pregnancy weight HAHA

6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) im feeling pretty good. my only complaint is that i still get pain in my uterus and nether regions occasions, i still have a hard time getting up off the floor because of it and i cannot sit on any hard surface or i wil hurt for days. is that normal?

7. How are any older children doing with new baby? they are wonderful, even the male teenager Smile

8. How long is baby sleeping at night? she is up a few times a night, have a routine, just not one that we like LOL

9. Where does baby sleep at night? in a bassinet next to the bed, once in a while in bed for the last part of the night cause she sleeps so well there, i put her there out of desperation

10. Where does baby sleep in the day? her crib or her bouncy

11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) she is mostly breast fed, but we do give her formula too. We still need the nipple shield, though sometimes a miracles happens and she will latch on without it. i also pump too

12. How much does baby eat? she is up to about 3oz at a shot, sometimes more sometimes less

13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? fantastically

14. Any other things you'd like to share?

DTD 14 days after and that was AFTER begging for it for over a week LOL All was comfy though not quite normal yet, but good enough considering LOL

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Joined: 05/26/07
Posts: 1192

1. Your Name/Age: Becca, 24
2. Babys name: Alex
3. How old is baby? He is 5 weeks and 2 days
4. How much weight have you lost so far? I am at my pre-preg weight so about 40 lbs.
5. How much weight do you want to lose? Another 30 atleast.
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) I am feeling great physically, tired, but good. I feel scatter brained most days, like I can't even form a normal sentence I'm being pulled in so many different directions at once.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? DS is doing great, DD is a little jealous, DSS is doing great.
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? he sleeps from about 9-between 1 and 3 a.m. and that's his longest stretch. he nurses every hour until about 8 a.m. from between 1 and 3 a.m.
9. Where does baby sleep at night? in my bed with me
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? in the bouncy, in the pack n play, in my arms, lol (mostly in my arms)
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF
12. How much does baby eat? enough that he poops and pees like crazy
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? he's a bit frustrated. alex is a booby baby and dh thinks he hates him. Sad
14. Any other things you'd like to share? nope Smile

Joined: 12/21/10
Posts: 529

Laura, I got a doughnut & that made a huge difference in being able to sit & I think I healed quicker because of it.

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Joined: 10/30/09
Posts: 333

1. Your Name/Age: Jamie/28
2. Babys name: Mikayla
3. How old is baby? 6 weeks
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 21 so far
5. How much weight do you want to lose? At least another 15, that'll be all the weight from this pregnancy. Then I'd LOVE to lose another 10 that was leftover from Ryder!
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) I feel amazing! This delivery was way easier than my first. I healed great, was up and moving the same day with no pain, just uncomfortable. The first week was like I didn't even have a baby.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? So far so good. We had a scare in the beginning bc our little guy was SO whiny, but he's great now. He really loves her so far. She can't take any of his toys yet, so that might change Smile
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? Ugh...usually 3 hours, but we sometimes get 4 or 4.5. During the day she has slept for 5 hours...but we wake her up now to eat every 3 trying to follow the baby wise method. So far, its not working, but we'll see!
9. Where does baby sleep at night? In her cradle in our room. That might change soon because she grunts A TON from about 4am on...
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? Depends. If we're out and about, in her seat, home we put her in her swing or in her cradle.
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) Formula
12. How much does baby eat? Ugh - this is another issue. She usually takes 3 every 3 hours during the day, but will sometimes fuss and show no interest in eating and will only have 1 or 2 every couple of feedings. I think this is causing us problems in the sleep department, but we can't always get her to take a full bottle Sad
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? Amazing, just like our first. He's such a sap...he is always SO in love with our kids.
14. Any other things you'd like to share? Having 2 is not nearly as hard as I thought. It sometimes is tough, but 99% of the time we've got it locked down. My hubs says if we could be guaranteed another baby as easy as Mikayla, he'd be down for a bunch more kids!

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Joined: 09/03/08
Posts: 710

"jessica2575" wrote:

Laura, I got a doughnut & that made a huge difference in being able to sit & I think I healed quicker because of it.

haha I totally thought you meant and doughnut doughnut and I was thinking....mmmm maybe I need a doughnut to sit and heal quicker!! LMBO! Then I realized you meant a doughnut cushion Smile

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Joined: 05/26/07
Posts: 1192

"AK2663" wrote:

haha I totally thought you meant and doughnut doughnut and I was thinking....mmmm maybe I need a doughnut to sit and heal quicker!! LMBO! Then I realized you meant a doughnut cushion Smile

haha, I did, too! Man I'm tired!

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Joined: 05/22/07
Posts: 1055

"WonderWomanExtrodinare" wrote:

13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? he's a bit frustrated. alex is a booby baby and dh thinks he hates him. Sad

My DH says the exact same thing!!!

Joined: 12/21/10
Posts: 529

"AK2663" wrote:

haha I totally thought you meant and doughnut doughnut and I was thinking....mmmm maybe I need a doughnut to sit and heal quicker!! LMBO! Then I realized you meant a doughnut cushion Smile

Funny, the nurses thought the same thing when DH asked for one and they told him where to find the nearest bakery. Smile

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Joined: 05/13/08
Posts: 781

LMAO at the donut comments... thats funny. Now I want a donut too... mmmmm

Joined: 03/06/09
Posts: 1054

Ack...I have been horrible at keeping up with the board lately.
1. Your Name/Age: Beth, 27
2. Babys name: Camdyn
3. How old is baby?6 weeks
4. How much weight have you lost so far?30 lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose?20+ lbs
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed)Great. I still have some pelvic girdle pain and I discussed it at my 6 week check-up today. I will probably just have to give it time.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby?Great.
8. How long is baby sleeping at night?She sleeps about 4-5 hours the first stretch then 2-3 hours. Really not bad.
9. Where does baby sleep at night? For 4-5 hours in her Rock n Play sleeper, then she's in bed with me.
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? Swing or her RNP Sleeper
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF
12. How much does baby eat? every 2-3 hours
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? Good. He's actually been more involved this time.
14. Any other things you'd like to share?

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Joined: 02/26/09
Posts: 324

1. Your Name/Age: Lisa 30
2. Babys name: Calvin
3. How old is baby? 7 weeks on wednesday
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 20lb
5. How much weight do you want to lose? I think I am good, just want to get my stomach toned up but that will take time...or surgery
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) Bit tired, but thats cause its late.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? Awesome, I think it helped that we talked to her a ton beforehand about what it would be like. She hasn't complained about him at all and has only asked us to sell him once, lol!
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? 2-4 hour spurts depending on how lucky I get
9. Where does baby sleep at night? pack and play in our room
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? his swing, in the carrycot, on the floor on a blanket, on dh
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) bf
12. How much does baby eat? Well lets see, I feed him once in the morning, then again on my lunch break, he gets a bottle midday about 1 1/2 oz, then he usually eats about 3 times between me getting home at 5 and bed, then twice at night
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? awesome, he is a great dad. he has the kids while I am at work during the day
14. Any other things you'd like to share? I have been back to work full time for a couple weeks now and its going really well. Still having to take some time off/go in late occasionally, taking dd to preschool, picking her up and that but we are figuring it out. It working bfing too, just pumping while nursing in the morning and on my lunch break (I am able to come home) is going great. and the spontaneous let down seems to be stopping too, only happened once today, so yay!
And random, I bought a steam mop yesterday, I am excited, can't wait till it gets here. such a dork, just thought I would share.

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Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

"Mustanglisa" wrote:

And random, I bought a steam mop yesterday, I am excited, can't wait till it gets here. such a dork, just thought I would share.[/COLOR]

I SO wish I could replace my crappy swiffer (the handle keeps breaking and it takes 3 or 4 pads and half a bottle of cleaner to get my whole kitchen & dining room)! I simply can't afford it right now. So I can completely understand your excitement. Wink

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

Janelle- look for the Rubbermaid Reveal! I got mine from Target near the brooms and mops. It's just like a swiffer except the pads are washable and you use your own solution in the spray bottle. I beleive ours was about $20 if I'm remembering right, we've had it a year now and I still love it.

1. Your Name/Age: Mandi
2. Babys name: Isaiah
3. How old is baby? a little over 3 weeks
4. How much weight have you lost so far? no clue, haven't been weighed since 4 days before I gave birth...we don't keep a scale in our house
5. How much weight do you want to lose? it's not so much about the weight to me, I can't wait to start exercising, I'll be happy when I am back to being toned and in my old jeans!
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) Great! I was a little frustrated this weekend since dh went hunting so it was just me and the kids and the older ones seemed to want to test, test, test but I'm back to being sane Wink
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? Good, I have to keep reminding them to not touch his face/hands, but they all love him and are still excited about him
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? it really varies depending on the night, I really can't complain though, some nights are worse but even those he'll give me at least one 4 hour stretch (with a lot of 1-2 hour ones :-? ) but like last night he slept 8 hours
9. Where does baby sleep at night? his crib in our room
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? on my chest or in his bouncer
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) breastfed, I gave him a bottle of breastmilk last week and am hoping to start pumping more so we can offer 1 a day or so but he's eating often during the day so I never seem to find the time
12. How much does baby eat? no clue on how much each feeding but he eats quite often during the day, at least every hour or two...fine with me as long as he sleeps at night Lol
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? good, he's really not home much because he works a lot but when he's home he's still pretty excited about baby too Wink
14. Any other things you'd like to share? Not too much, these newborn weeks are going way too fast Sad He's looking less and less like a newborn everyday and I tried to get some cute newborn pictures but he wouldn't stay sleeping undressed so that's not going to happen. A little sad about him being our last, I just love every bit of it.

As for DTD, I'm ready but dh doesn't want to :-? He's worried about hurting something I guess and really I'm still spotting so we probably shouldn't quite yet anyways. If this spotting would just let up already I'd be a little more insistent.

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Joined: 08/29/09
Posts: 418

1. Your Name/Age:Kim/40

2. Babys name:Poetrie

3. How old is baby?11 wks 2days

4. How much weight have you lost so far? Not really sure but I can fit into my pre preggo clothes
5. How much weight do you want to lose? I want to get rid of the belly Smile
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed)Frustrated because I want her to take the boob and she only does it even now and again. So screwed up by not bfing after delivery. Upset because I can't pump enough milk.
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? She loves her so much.
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? It varies. Sometimes I have to wake her to feed her.
9. Where does baby sleep at night? With DH and I. Right smack in the middle.
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? In a crib
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) formula and breastmilk in a bottle
12. How much does baby eat? 4oz
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? He is in love.
14. Any other things you'd like to share? Wish I could be a sahm with this one. So want to see everything. (sometimes I don't want to share her with anyone else) Hate taking her to daycare.

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Joined: 12/28/10
Posts: 306

1. Your Name/Age: Stephanie / 38
2. Babys name: Katherine, Zachary, Adalyn
3. How old is baby? 9wks, 4days
4. How much weight have you lost so far? all baby weight according to the numbers
5. How much weight do you want to lose? would love another 15-20, will settle for 10
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) don't want to hijack the thread - I'm so overwhelmed, tired, down about being overwhelmed, tired...I just need them to sleep for a good long stretch - PLEASE!!!
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? n/a
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? Zach is still waking up @3.5-4 hours, I think the girls would sleep longer, but we wake them to keep all on same schedule
9. Where does baby sleep at night? all sleep separate. two in their own cribs in nursery, one in pnp in bedroom with us (need to clean out third crib)
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? where they land - cribs if we take them upstairs, otherwise bouncy or swing or pnp downstairs
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) both, I'll never make enough milk for full bf, but figure what I can get them is better than nothing. I bf during the day and pump when I can't (like with their bottle that has iron added).
12. How much does baby eat? K is 120, Z is 140, and A is 100ml
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? struggles I think. It's hard when he comes home from work and they are cranky - also they are up/fussy from the 6-10 feeding which is again no fun for him. I hope it gets better, he is really trying hard and I know he loves them dearly - we're all just tired.
14. Any other things you'd like to share? there is nothing that can prepare you

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[QUOTE=3-o-me;8726630]1. Your Name/Age: Stephanie / 38
2. Babys name: Katherine, Zachary, Adalyn
3. How old is baby? 9wks, 4days
4. How much weight have you lost so far? all baby weight according to the numbers
5. How much weight do you want to lose? would love another 15-20, will settle for 10
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) don't want to hijack the thread - I'm so overwhelmed, tired, down about being overwhelmed, tired...I just need them to sleep for a good long stretch - PLEASE!!!
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? n/a
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? Zach is still waking up @3.5-4 hours, I think the girls would sleep longer, but we wake them to keep all on same schedule
9. Where does baby sleep at night? all sleep separate. two in their own cribs in nursery, one in pnp in bedroom with us (need to clean out third crib)
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? where they land - cribs if we take them upstairs, otherwise bouncy or swing or pnp downstairs
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) both, I'll never make enough milk for full bf, but figure what I can get them is better than nothing. I bf during the day and pump when I can't (like with their bottle that has iron added).
12. How much does baby eat? K is 120, Z is 140, and A is 100ml
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? struggles I think. It's hard when he comes home from work and they are cranky - also they are up/fussy from the 6-10 feeding which is again no fun for him. I hope it gets better, he is really trying hard and I know he loves them dearly - we're all just tired.
14. Any other things you'd like to share? there is nothing that can prepare you[/QUOTE]

Hugs mama! You are so strong and amazing!

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Joined: 10/01/07
Posts: 850

1. Your Name/Age: Cassandra/28
2. Babys name: Candace
3. How old is baby? 7weeks
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 20lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? 30lbs more
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) tired & sore
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? they LOOOOOVE her
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? She will sleep through the night
9. Where does baby sleep at night? 50/50 with us and in her bed
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? her bed
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) 100% boobs
12. How much does baby eat? ALOOOOT
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? he is love
14. Any other things you'd like to share? Started the Mini Pill ..lol
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"Cassandra83" wrote:

1. Your Name/Age: Cassandra/28
2. Babys name: Candace
3. How old is baby? 7weeks
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 20lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? 30lbs more
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) tired & sore
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? they LOOOOOVE her
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? She will sleep through the night
9. Where does baby sleep at night? 50/50 with us and in her bed
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? her bed
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) 100% boobs
12. How much does baby eat? ALOOOOT
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? he is love
14. Any other things you'd like to share? Started the Mini Pill ..lol
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I started the mini pill too. This is my first time on it, didn't do bc pills after DS. Doctor says I might not have AF with it??

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Joined: 03/24/10
Posts: 559

1. Your Name/Age: Gretchen/34
2. Babys name: Eve
3. How old is baby? sniff 4 weeks & 5 days
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 20 lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? another 20
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) some days good other days rather weepy
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? AWESOME!!
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? 2-3 hrs if i'm lucky
9. Where does baby sleep at night? bassinet and the with us
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? bassinet or in my arms if i'm napping too
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) EBF
12. How much does baby eat? 15ish min on both sides
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? good. gets frustrated that he can't calm her
14. Any other things you'd like to share? anyone else's LO fussy and just want to nurse from 7 till bed time? and paci's who's using them and who's LO takes one?

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Posts: 1055

"bumblybees" wrote:

14. Any other things you'd like to share? anyone else's LO fussy and just want to nurse from 7 till bed time? and paci's who's using them and who's LO takes one?

YES!! I was just telling DH that he seems to use me as a paci a lot of times. He takes a paci but not very well. And we're definitely doing the whole cluster feed thing at night but I don't mind it so much because that usually means he'll sleep more at night.

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Posts: 529

"bumblybees" wrote:

14. Any other things you'd like to share? anyone else's LO fussy and just want to nurse from 7 till bed time? and paci's who's using them and who's LO takes one?

Lily is at the boob about 12 hours a day (no joke) & still is hungry. We went to pedi yesterday and she is also a lactation consultant and I found out that I do not let down (1st time mom, did not know anything about this). She has ordered some meds for me and that should fix it within a few feedings. That should resolve our 12 hour feedings. Lily takes a paci somewhat but I think it is because she is always hungry. So hopefully I will not need to try as much when the nursing gets worked out.

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Joined: 01/28/10
Posts: 464

1. Your Name/Age: Kerri/34
2. Babys name: Lizzie (Elizabeth)
3. How old is baby? 30 days old
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 31 lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? like 50 more Wink I was a festively plump to begin with
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) I get really sick to my stomach when I pump and breast feed
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? I don't have any, but the four-legged kids have been awesome
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? depends - between 2 - 5 and then another 2-3
9. Where does baby sleep at night? in her bassinet, which we have in living room, but move to her room
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? in bassinet in living room
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) both. my lymphedema has caused some lymphatic obstructions - so I have had some issues
12. How much does baby eat? a ton!!! like 4 oz each feeding which can be anywhere between every 1.5 - 2.5 hours
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? awesome. He changes diapers, her clothes, helps baths her, he's wonderful and he takes a shift at night with her. It's so sweet to see them fast asleep in the recliner.
14. Any other things you'd like to share? I have been blogging about my mommyhood adventures, it seems to help. babblingkerri.blogspot.com if you guys get bored. It really helps for me, a FTM to ask questions and get my frustrations and questions out there.

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Posts: 710

"bumblybees" wrote:

14. Any other things you'd like to share? anyone else's LO fussy and just want to nurse from 7 till bed time? and paci's who's using them and who's LO takes one?

YES! But sadly she is fussy pretty much all day long. I actually got a little sad looking at the pics thread with all the happy babies Sad She is def. worse in the evening tho. My poor nips are so sore by the time I get to go to sleep from her eating like a horse! Even if I give her a bottle of BM she still wants the boob after, even if its only for a min to go to sleep! I feel sorry for the daycare ppl getting her in a month!

We use a paci but she doesn't take it very often. Only if she's asleep and wakes up wanting only to suck something I can pop it in there and she will suck on it a min until she falls back asleep....but only if her eyes aren't open....if her eyes are open she's too awake and only will want the boob.

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Joined: 01/03/11
Posts: 268

1. Your Name/Age: Nancy/35
2. Babys name: Alyeska
3. How old is baby? 4 weeks tomorrow
4. How much weight have you lost so far? 22 lbs
5. How much weight do you want to lose? 15 for preprego. Would like to loose another 10-15 in addition
6. How are you feeling overall? (feel free to vent if needed) Good
7. How are any older children doing with new baby? Much better than expected!
8. How long is baby sleeping at night? 3 hours
9. Where does baby sleep at night? bassinet next to me
10. Where does baby sleep in the day? where ever
11. How is baby fed? (BF, Formula, both) BF
12. How much does baby eat? on demand - every 1-3 hours
13. How is DH/SO doing with baby? Great!
14. Any other things you'd like to share?

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Posts: 529

"AK2663" wrote:

YES! But sadly she is fussy pretty much all day long. I actually got a little sad looking at the pics thread with all the happy babies Sad She is def. worse in the evening tho.

Me too!!

http://lily-caroline.blogspot.com for our journey thus far...