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November Check In

Ok ladies, take a couple minutes when you can to update us on you and baby!

1. Your Name/age:
2. Babys name:
3. How old is baby?
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby?
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)?
6. How are you feeling physically?
7. How are you feeling emotionally?
8. How much sleep do you get?
9. How much sleep does baby get?
9. How is feeding going?
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!!

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Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

1. Your Name/age: Janelle/29
2. Babys name: Evie
3. How old is baby? 9 weeks
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? 2 weeks ago she was 9lbs 11oz
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? having a hard time emotionally lately.
6. How are you feeling physically? tired
7. How are you feeling emotionally? worn out
8. How much sleep do you get? as much as I have in the last 2 years (our 2.5 year old still wakes at night).
9. How much sleep does baby get? more than me. Sad
9. How is feeding going? not well. I think my supply is crashing from stress. Sad
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! She has started saying "gah" and smiling.

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Joined: 01/10/11
Posts: 969

Ok ladies, take a couple minutes when you can to update us on you and baby!

1. Your Name/age: Laura 33

2. Babys name: Kendra

3. How old is baby? 2 and 1/2 months today

4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? as of last monday, 10lb 3.3 oz, 22inches

5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? adjusted well, i am having to adjust to working now. i hate having to work, i hate knowing someone else is with her for 12 hours a day i hate feeling as if someone else is raising her, soothing her etc

6. How are you feeling physically? pretty good, i am still sore down in the pelvic area at times

7. How are you feeling emotionally? exhausted, again, mostly cause of work.

8. How much sleep do you get? i WAS getting a good bit as she was sleeping through the night, but this last week she is up around 2:30, which is hard when we have to get up at 5am for work.

9. How much sleep does baby get? plenty, just not all at once anymore LOL

9. How is feeding going? MUCH BETTER!! no more nipple shield!! Yahoo i make it a point to nurse her atleast twice a day now that im back to work

10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! during diaper changes, i say "good morningggg" in a cutsy voice and she gives me the biggest smiles!! DH has a way of saying "YAYYYY" to her that makes her smile. DD1 asks her "did you pull mommies out" and Kendra goes crazy with smiles LOL we each have our own ways of making her smile. she is starting to "talk" and this morning she was talking to herself for about 20 minutes...and then continued on with me when i went in the room. Too cute Smile

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Joined: 05/22/07
Posts: 1055

1. Your Name/age: Veronica, 30
2. Babys name: Max
3. How old is baby? Little over 2 1/2 months
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? At his 2 mos appt he was 12 lbs exactly and 22 3/4 inches
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? Pretty well. Still hectic though in the evenings
6. How are you feeling physically? Pretty good.
7. How are you feeling emotionally? Again, pretty good.
8. How much sleep do you get? Maybe 5-6 hours? Some nights less, some nights more.
9. How much sleep does baby get? Plenty
9. How is feeding going? Great. Just hope my supply keeps up now that I'm back to work and pumping 3x a times
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! Just loving his smiles and coos. He's getting much better at staying on his tummy for tummy time.

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

1. Your Name/age: Mandi
2. Babys name: Isaiah
3. How old is baby? 2 months...I think he'll be 10 weeks on Sunday
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? At his appointment on Monday he was 13lbs 14oz and 23.5in (I think it was 24 but no use arguing with the nurse over .5in Wink )
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? I think this has been the easiest transition yet which I really wasn't expecting since DS1 is still so young yet himself. Going places is a bit harder, but that's actually mostly due to DS1 and his toddler-ness. At home it's pretty much life as usual +1 more.
6. How are you feeling physically? Great, except for this weight, still have 17lbs to lose and it's slow going even with exercise (and eatting healthier, I won't diet while breastfeeding)
7. How are you feeling emotionally? Pretty good, nothing to do with baby just some issues with dh lately. Feeling a little distant, this time of year is always hard though so hopefully next month will be better.
8. How much sleep do you get? Plenty and if not it's usually due to DS1 waking up for the day way before he should (we're talking 5:30am here Lol )
9. How much sleep does baby get? Lots Smile I hate to post it but I'll ***knock on wood*** and hope it doesn't jinx us. He gleeps 7-8 hours straight at night in his crib swaddled and then I nurse him in bed and he sleeps with us another two hours. During the day he still naps quite often and well, nothing scheduled yet except that I don't let him stay awake more than 2 hours at a time or he gets cranky and overtired.
9. How is feeding going? Good Smile I had been having some issues with painful engorgement at night with him sleeping so long but I think my body is adjusting to it a little, still a little painful but better than it was.
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! He's the best Smile He is by far the best sleeper out of my 4, who knows if it will continue but none of my other kids slept so well, so young. My oldest slept through the night at 3 months so he even beat out her Lol And I hate to brag on milestones because they can vary so much and still be completely normal but he's doing so well with head control. Our ped said he's got the head control of a 4 month old and she wouldn't be surprised at all if he's scooting by the next time she sees him (4 month appt), it wouldn't surprise me either, I already catch him during tummy time trying. All my other kids were later on the mobility so that's exciting (though DD2 crawled at 7 months and walked at 10...can't imagine much earlier!) And he's such a good, content baby. He's got the biggest smiles and the cutest little noises when he tries to talk to you. I've even gotten a few giggles.

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Joined: 02/02/09
Posts: 424

1. Your Name/age: Jessie / 30
2. Babys name: Ben (AKA Benito Burrito!)
3. How old is baby? He just turned 14 weeks!
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? I’m guessing over 13lbs now and four weeks ago (at his 2 month apt) he was at 24 inches so I’m sure he’s more now!
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? Getting back to work has been pretty good, I feel like I get more time to myself at work, but I get to love on my kids when I’m home. I try not to think of the stuff I miss while I’m gone, but you do what you have too right? 2+ kids isn’t bad as I thought either, but the weeks do fly by that’s for sure!
6. How are you feeling physically? I’m always exhausted, but it’s a happy exhaustion! I do ache more, but I guess it could be age/lack of good fitness. I think this spring Im going to start some run/walk routine. Time is not plentiful as all you mothers know, but I know it’s important to keep myself healthy.
7. How are you feeling emotionally? Love my family, but I do miss the time with just my husband, but how do you balance limited time with children, responsibilities, and a love life?????????????!!!!!! This weekend we are going out just us two, but if I know me, I’ll want to rush home to see that the children are doing ok.
8. How much sleep do you get? Its hard to say, Ben sleeps next to us still in a bassinet, but he drops his Binki and will fuss, so I’m constantly waking up to give it to him, I worry what it will be like when we move him to his crib. His weight is broaching the limit for the bassinet.
9. How much sleep does baby get? He’ll sleep from 10-6am at night, he’ll take 3 two hour naps or so during the day and maybe one one hour nap in the evening. So about 15 hours of sleep a day. He’s very much on a schedule. Don’t know how it happened but he did good!
9. How is feeding going?! It was kind of frustrating getting Ben to go back and forth between BF’ing and Bottle feeding, but we have a few tricks now. If I could only get rid of my shield I’d be 100% happy with how feedings are going. We do 4 BF sessions and 3-4 bottles now.
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! Ben will smile SOOO big if you even say Hello to him, he is a very happy baby! He is very nosey though, he needs to sit up and see what’s going on. If I lay him down he will do a mini sit-up to protest the position, it’s really weird seeing that it almost works! Changing his diaper is a favorite time of mine seeing that all he does is smile up at me while I’m doing it! We actually argue over who gets to change him in my house!

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Joined: 08/28/09
Posts: 951

1. Your Name/age:Kilah, 23
2. Babys name:Basilio
3. How old is baby?2 months
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby?13lbs 1oz, and 22.5inches
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)?Surprisingly well. Two under two is a million times easier than a lot of people had me psyched out to think it would be. Don't get me wrong, it has it's moments though. My DD has some serious seperation anxiety from Lio though, so I've had to stop going to her tae kwan doe lessons and just let her dad take her because she flips if she can see Lio but he's not *right there* wtih her.
6. How are you feeling physically?Physically I feel pretty good. Now if I could just get my body back in shape...
7. How are you feeling emotionally?Good.
8. How much sleep do you get? Sleep? What's that? My 19 month old wakes up more than Lio does at night...
9. How much sleep does baby get?Plenty. But he's starting to be awake more now, and definitely fighting sleep.
9. How is feeding going?Great. He loves to eat.
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!!He loves to say "goo" and "aaah". He smiles like crazy, which is so cute. He's getting pretty strong. He can push himself up when he's on his tummy.

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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? 10.5 weeks
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? sniff last weeks appointment.... 7 lbs 15 oz, 22 inches
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? i work full time so my older 2 go to Montessori school (daycare) and I've taken the full FMLA of 12 weeks so its just me and Eve. some days are good anf then there are rough days were i get nothing done
6. How are you feeling physically? lady parts are good not that they get much exercise, i feel fat....so much harder to loose the weight the 3rd time
7. How are you feeling emotionally? way more stable this time. still sad that my Mom didn't make the birth and that makes me cry. and at times i debate our decision to be done
8. How much sleep do you get? thats getting better. 4 hours then up an hour than another 2-3
9. How much sleep does baby get? goes to bed at 10pm, up around 2 or 3 for an hour to eat and then up between 6:30 and 8. and during the day....that an interesting question Smile
9. How is feeding going? nursing is good i just wish i made more milk. we're having to supplement to get her weight up.
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! Eve's got great smiles and is trying to talk. She's got great head and neck control. She's good baby.

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Joined: 05/26/07
Posts: 1192

"Nell4Him" wrote:

1. Your Name/age: Janelle/29
2. Babys name: Evie
3. How old is baby? 9 weeks
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? 2 weeks ago she was 9lbs 11oz
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? having a hard time emotionally lately.
6. How are you feeling physically? tired
7. How are you feeling emotionally? worn out
8. How much sleep do you get? as much as I have in the last 2 years (our 2.5 year old still wakes at night).
9. How much sleep does baby get? more than me. Sad
9. How is feeding going? not well. I think my supply is crashing from stress. Sad
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! She has started saying "gah" and smiling.

I hope you are ok hun! We are here if you need to vent/chat, ok? HUGZ!

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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? 2 months, 3 weeks, and 1 day
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? 15 lbs. 8 oz. and 24"s... he is HUGE!!! He looks like the size of a four to five month old.
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? Pretty good, I think. Smile
6. How are you feeling physically? Pretty good though I normally look like crap, lol. No time to dress myself up.
7. How are you feeling emotionally? Awesome!
8. How much sleep do you get? If I don't get enough sleep it's not because of Alex, he sleeps from 8:30 to 5 a.m.
9. How much sleep does baby get? Pleanty.
9. How is feeding going? Wonderful! I have started building up a supply to donate again to Human Milf for Human Babies... I'm pumping about 5 oz. a day with a manual pump for that and I'd guess he takes about 8 oz. at this point though he's never had a bottle.
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!!
Alex is precious! I could just eat him up he's so cute! He is doing really well holding his head up, pushing up on his arms, and rolling over both ways. He's doing things too fast! He has great head control and I think he's going to take after his big brother who was sitting up on his own at 5 months as he sits pretty steady with me holding onto just his arms. Smile

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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? over 12 weeks, not quite 3m
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? At 2m he was 11lbs 1oz, I'm guessing hes over 12 now. He was 22.5 inches long at 2m, I'd guess hes close to 23 now. He's getting longer
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? Adjusting with 2 kids is getting easier. Some days its still overwhelming to get out with both of them.
6. How are you feeling physically? Good, but dont like my flab...
7. How are you feeling emotionally? not bad. I have my good and bad days. bad days are usually just being overwhelmed with a messy house and hormones and a whiney toddler. (worst when all 3 things happen lol)
8. How much sleep do you get? usually 7 or 8 hours. Once I put him in the crib for the night I end up doing dishes or bottles or having a shower (only time I get to do that!) so I dont get to bed until at least hour after he does.
9. How much sleep does baby get? He will sleep from midnight ish (sometimes later sometimes earlier) til 9ish (again give or take a bit).
9. How is feeding going? Great. He is drinking 5oz bottles still, every 3 hours. Sometimes its like clockwork in the day. He drinks 2 bottles in 3 hours at night (around 9-12) and then STTN.
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! His laugh and smiles! Oh my gosh I love his giggles and laughs and coos. It makes my day! DH is working on finding sounds/words that get him giggles, but I can usually get them easily. He wakes up in the morning and coos, he doesnt cry. I hear him on the monitor and I go in and there he is, looking around and talking. When theres a toy hanging over him he talks to the toy non stop.
He is strong, rolls over, looks around, loves to be sitting/facing forward so he can watch things. Oh and he is teething - i expect teeth in the next couple weeks, as DS1 got them around this time too. I can see all4 canines under the gums and his middle bottom teeth. DS1 is starting to get more interested in him too. I cant imagine life without my 2 kiddos.

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Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

Thanks, Becca. I'm okay. Just a lot going on, is all. I'll post a separate thread.

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Joined: 05/13/08
Posts: 781

"Nell4Him" wrote:

Thanks, Becca. I'm okay. Just a lot going on, is all. I'll post a separate thread.

Thank you for posting it and letting us all know!!! That takes strength in itself.
:bighug:

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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?she will be 11 wks on Tuesday
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? At 10wks she was 12wks and 23 1/2 in I think
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)?Im back to work full time and have been for 2wks. It's been a little rough adjusting because we don't get home until 5 or later and both girls are in bed by 7pm so its a bit crazy in the evenings. We also are up at 5am and still struggle to get out of the house by 7am. Luckily for me she slept through the night all last week so at least that is helping the situation.
6. How are you feeling physically?Just worn out. I'm tired and my body is still getting used to running non stop.
7. How are you feeling emotionally? Frustrated at times but overall ok. DH is having a hard time adjusting still I think to not having as much free time, so sometimes I feel like I take on more so he can do something he wants. When I leave I to do something without kids I always make sure it's at nap time otherwise I take at least one with me.
8. How much sleep do you get? usually 7 hours give or take...sometimes I have to get up to put the paci back in her mouth or pump occasionally and it's less then 7
9. How much sleep does baby get? lots, shes a good sleeper....sometimes the cat naps drive me batty tho! At night we lay her down btwn 7-8pm and she sleeps until 5-630am straight thru. Occasionally she will stir for her paci, but has started sucking her thumb recently so that's been helpful!
9. How is feeding going? good, nursing is so much easier this time...except for the dairy free diet of course. Some days I don't mind so much, but most days I feel torn bc I want to be done so eating isn't so hard, but Ive enjoyed nursing so much this time I dont want it to end. I'm going to keep it up no matter what tho so that she has bm until 1 year Smile IM DETERMINED!!
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!! I love the cooing and smiles Smile Also, she is so in love with her big sister...the two of them are just so sweet to each other Smile

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Joined: 10/14/08
Posts: 675

1. Your Name/age: Chris, 26

2. Babys name: Lilly

3. How old is baby? almost 11 weeks

4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby?not sure haven't had a check since 2 months shots, so not sure.

5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? some days are great others are not so much, Dh is wonderful support, things woudl be better if my other family members who we live with woudl do some of there own house work. I feel like it is me and Dh against my sis and step dad, lazy is the word. I cook, and clean, and do all the laundry for the whole house, and still no one is happy. least of all me. Once Lilly is a bit older I am looking for work again, so we can get a place of our own. darn this economy.

6. How are you feeling physically?Drained, I am also taking motrin constantly for back pain and knee issues.

7. How are you feeling emotionally? Ups and Downs, I am most very happy when Lilly is happy and cooing at me, but stress always comes to mind.

8. How much sleep do you get? more now, Lilly usually sleeps 3-4 hours in 2 -3 streches at night up only for diaper change and to nurse.

9. How much sleep does baby get? I wish it were more she rarely naps duign the day maybe 30 min at most, she is up all day long, but sleeps well at night.

9. How is feeding going? great at night, good in the am, but by late afternoon she gets fussy, and at times gassy, so it can be a struggle. I wouldn't trade breast feeding for anything. I love knowing that she is getting everything she needs from me, and no nasty formula smells or stains. the bonding is so wonderful, i am so glad i never gave up in the early days.

10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!!
I love her sweet smile especially when she first wakes up in the am, like she missed me while she was sleeping. she is learning to blow bubbles and is slobbering it up, the other night she got mad at her hand because it wouldn't all fit in her mouth, and was talking and babbling something fierce.

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Joined: 08/29/09
Posts: 418

1. Your Name/age: Kimberly

2. Babys name: Poetrie

3. How old is baby?4 months

4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby?12.14lbs and 24 1/4in

5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? Pretty good. Wish I could've been a sahm though.

6. How are you feeling physically?Okay. Not happy with my weight.

7. How are you feeling emotionally?Sometimes overwhelmed. But mostly good.

8. How much sleep do you get?6-8 hrs

9. How much sleep does baby get?6-8+ hrs

9. How is feeding going?good. still a little disappointed about not bfing

10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!!
Oh my there's so much. She is such a happy baby. When she wakes up in the morning she is full of smiles. I love our 3am chat sessions(she's a talker:)). She smiles at everyone that talks to her. She giggles. I think she's going to start scooting soon. At her appointment today she was trying her hardest to get to me when she was on her tummy and even moved forward a little. When you sing to her, she starts to coo as if she's singing with you. And oh yeah when someone else is holding her and I'm near, she leans out for me to grab her.

Joined: 03/06/09
Posts: 1054

1. Your Name/age:Beth, 27
2. Babys name:Camdyn
3. How old is baby? 14 weeks
4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? 14.5 lbs and 25"
5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? Things are definitely smoother in the past month. Going back to work has been a good thing for all of us. Adjusting to another baby was very hard, but is getting better.
6. How are you feeling physically? Fine, but not happy with the stubborn 5 lbs from this pregnancy and the 20lbs from my last pregnancies. Time to start working out hard.
7. How are you feeling emotionally? Good. I have my days, but overall I am glad to be back to work part time and getting a break.
8. How much sleep do you get? Around 8 hours
9. How much sleep does baby get? She's still sleeping a good stretch from around 8-12 or 1ish, and then every 2 hours.
9. How is feeding going? Great. She already wants to eat real food though. She's watches us eat and tries to grab my food.
10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!!!
Giggles, "singing", rolling. She's really learning to grab things and put them in her mouth, much to my consternation. I can't text with her in my lap because she grabs the phone. She loves all her "crunchy" toys. She loves to sing with me

Joined: 12/21/10
Posts: 529

1. Your Name/age: Jessica/36

2. Babys name: Lily Caroline

3. How old is baby? 11 weeks today

4. How much does baby weigh & how long is baby? At 2 mo appt she weighed 11lbs and was 23"

5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? We are doing pretty good. I really am surprised at how much work a baby is and I do not know how those of you with more than 1 do it. Smile My house used to be spotless and now it has only been vacuumed 2x since Lily's birth...eeek

6. How are you feeling physically? Good, back to pre-pregnancy feeling (I did not enjoy pregnancy) and about 5 lbs from pp weight

7. How are you feeling emotionally? Great, a little overwhelmed due to not getting chores done but that is something I am learning to deal with

8. How much sleep do you get? I sleep from 9-12, 12-3, 3-5 and feed in there so it is not quite 3 hours at a time but pretty close. It is good as far as I am concerned

9. How much sleep does baby get? See #8

9. How is feeding going? Great but the pumping is killing me. My nipples are starting to chafe since pumping for full time work Sad but I am working with L/C on that

10. Brag about your baby! Tell us all the cute adorable things that make you melt. Don't hold back!!! She is desperately trying to roll over and she is really starting to interact with toys and when I pick her up from sitter she smiles so big it is almost worth going to work so I can see that when I go get her. The crying is a million times better but the vomiting has not changed at all. We are seeing improvement with the disposition every day and that is really helping with the bonding. It was very hard bonding with a child that screamed for 10+ hours a day so I am really starting to enjoy her and it was all worth it. Smile

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Joined: 05/13/08
Posts: 781

"jessica2575" wrote:

5. How are you adjusting to life with baby (ie: work, FTM, with 2+ kids, etc)? We are doing pretty good. I really am surprised at how much work a baby is and I do not know how those of you with more than 1 do it. Smile My house used to be spotless and now it has only been vacuumed 2x since Lily's birth...eeek

What is this vacuuming thing you speak of?

ROFL