Mommy's With Lo's Checkin: 09/12/11

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Mommy's With Lo's Checkin: 09/12/11

Since we now have some LO's starting to arrive, we'll have our non-pregnant check in starting up. Some of these questions will be boring and not apply to you once we get to the end of September, so just skip them if you like, or answer as you wish. Will not add a weekly random till all LO's have arrived :). Questions will change accordingly once most of them are born to reflect different things Smile

Your Name/Age:

SO's Name/Age:

Kids Names/Ages:

Baby's Due Date:

Baby's Actual Birthday:

Baby's Weight/Length:

Baby's Name:

Colour of eyes:

Does LO Have Any Hair:

Overall, How Is LO Doing:

How Is Mommy Doing:

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?:

BloomingRose's picture
Joined: 12/03/08
Posts: 992

Your Name/Age: Kristina, 30

SO's Name/Age: Bruce, 32

Kids Names/Ages: Christopher - 10, Cameron - 7, Heather - 3 1/2, Hailey - 1, Alyssa - 9 days old.

Baby's Due Date: Sept. 21st.

Baby's Actual Birthday: Sept. 3rd

Baby's Weight/Length: 7lbs, 10 1/2ozs, 19 inches long

Baby's Name: Alyssa

Colour of eyes: Blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yes! My first baby born with hair and not peach fuzz.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: She's doing excellent. She's a very happy, content little girl.

How Is Mommy Doing: In all honesty, I'm struggling. There's alot of things bothering me and it's really hard. I know things will get better, but right now it's hard to deal with some of it, but I'm doing my best. I'm starting to feel a bit better pain wise, I can walk around and get up off the couch without too much troubles, but sitting up in bed is still painfully awkward. I also ended up with super swollen, ogre feet but that seems to be going away now that I sleep with my feet up.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Heather started school last Thursday, that was hard on me, but she seems to really enjoy it. Today is her 3rd day. Other than that, I don't think there's much more to mention.

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

Your Name/Age: Mandi

SO's Name/Age: Tony

Kids Names/Ages: C (7), S (5), J (21 months tomorrow!), I (2 weeks)

Baby's Due Date: well I'm pretty positive that it was at least a week off, if not two, but it was Sept. 21

Baby's Actual Birthday: August 28

Baby's Weight/Length: 7lbs5oz/19.5in

Baby's Name: Isaiah, ETA- I let dh name him...is it wrong that I still am not a huge fan of his name? I thought I'd be okay with it and since I named the other kids I told dh it was up to him, even when he told me he'd be okay with Lucas after he was born (I really wanted Ezra but Lucas was a close second)....kind of wish I would have told him we should do Lucas

Colour of eyes: blue so far...all my other kids have either brown or hazel but dh has blue so maybe we'll get one that stays blue?

Does LO Have Any Hair: yep, a good amount, and he's got a natural mohawk Lol

Overall, How Is LO Doing: great! He's a really easy, content little guy. He was 7lbs 6oz last Thursday so he's above birthweight, jaundice went away on it's own. He's just a good little baby, it's amazing to me because my other kids were all pretty needy at this point Lol

How Is Mommy Doing: good Smile getting a little antsy to start exercising, my bleeding seems like it's almost done (thought it was yesterday until I did some yard work)....still sore when he latches, I really have to pay attention to that latch still because if I'm not paying attention he's still got a shallow latch.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Tonight swimming for DD1 starts, girl scouts starts at the end of the month and then October starts dance for DD2....so I'll be pretty busy now. The school year usually is for us until spring.

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Joined: 09/18/04
Posts: 1023

Your Name/Age: Melissa, 29 (as of yesterday)

SO's Name/Age: Josh, 26

Kids Names/Ages: Coby, 5 Carter, 1 month (as of today)

Baby's Due Date: 9-1-11

Baby's Actual Birthday: 8-12-11

Baby's Weight/Length: 8#9 oz 21"

Baby's Name: Carter

Colour of eyes: Blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yes

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Pretty good. We are struggling to get the right formula. Regular Enfamil made him super gassy so we switched him to Gentlease. Still struggling with gas and now he's really fussy. Waiting on the dr to call me today and give me a suggestion. He has started spitting up quite a bit since we switched formula also. Maybe his reflux is getting worse?

How Is Mommy Doing: Just a little sleepy and ready to start working out. All of the baby weight is pretty much gone. Just a little jiggly now. LOL!

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: My 10yr class reunion is this weekend. I'm not sure if I'm going to go though. DH has to work and I haven't nothing to wear since none of my clothes fit right now. It's quite depressing. LOL!

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Joined: 01/10/11
Posts: 969

Your Name/Age: laura 32

SO's Name/Age: Brian 42

Kids Names/Ages: Brianna 14

Baby's Due Date: Aug 31

Baby's Actual Birthday: Aug 20

Baby's Weight/Length: 6 lb 2 Oz 20 inches long, 18 1/2 after her cone went down Smile

Baby's Name: Kendra

Colour of eyes: So far Blue, but im hoping they changing to hazel like mine, i doubt that will happy though

Does LO Have Any Hair: kinda. i joke she is gonna be my little red neck cause she has fuzz on top and hair in the back, my little girl has a mullet Smile

Overall, How Is LO Doing: she is doing great! aside from a red belly button that we are trying to fix Sad

How Is Mommy Doing: mom is good, sme days im still sore a bit and i cant sit on the floor or at the kitchen table cause it make me hurt a bit, otherwise im good.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: so much going on! i would know where to start.

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Joined: 05/05/07
Posts: 1635

Your Name/Age: Erin 32

SO's Name/Age: Andy 35

Kids Names/Ages: B-8, K-6, I- 3 twins- 3 wks tomorro

Baby's Due Date: 9/26/2011

Baby's Actual Birthday: 8/23/2011

Baby's Weight/Length: Leah 7.7lbs 19 1/4ins.
Jocelyn 6.10lbs 19 1/4 ins

Baby's Name: Leah Claire and Jocelyn Kate ( DH named J)

Colour of eyes: Both have blue, but I wouls love for them to have green!

Does LO Have Any Hair: YES! Both have dark brown

Overall, How Is LO Doing: They are doing well now, but are 3rd shift babies!!!!

How Is Mommy Doing: Surprising well. If I can get a couple hours sleep before they wake the 1st time then I am good to go!

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: The breastfeeding is going well. They are constantly attached to me and surprisingly I am not even sore! The babies are gaining wt, but still arent back up to their birthweights, but hopefully they will be soon.

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Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

Your Name/Age: Janelle/29

SO's Name/Age: Brad/31

Kids Names/Ages: Jacob/7, Daniel/2, Evelyn/2 weeks

Baby's Due Date: Aug 30

Baby's Actual Birthday: Aug 29

Baby's Weight/Length: 7 lbs even and 19.5 inches long

Baby's Name: Evelyn Janelle (Evie [EV] for short)

Colour of eyes: Gray blue which I hope means they will be hazel like daddy's. Both my boys had a brighter/deeper blue and now have deep brown eyes.

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yup, and it's RED! Smile

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Other than not pooping, she's great. We've officially started the cluster feeding that happens around 2 weeks.

How Is Mommy Doing: Tired, and on antibiotics for BV and getting over a cold. Other than that.. I'm good. I've lost exactly half of my birth weight as of Saturday. 17lbs to go. Gee I gained more than I wanted to.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Finally getting my baby shower now that Evie is here. In fact, due to scheduling issues, I'm getting one from the church ladies and then my mom and I are throwing an informal one so the rest of the ppl that wanted to come can! Yahoo

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Joined: 05/06/09
Posts: 1707

Your Name/Age: Erin, 30

SO's Name/Age: Tyler, 35

Kids Names/Ages: Hayleigh, 2, Kyla, 10 days

Baby's Due Date: Sept 5

Baby's Actual Birthday: Sept 2

Baby's Weight/Length: at birth: 6lbs, 9oz, 19.5"

Baby's Name: Kyla Rae

Colour of eyes: blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: a little

Overall, How Is LO Doing: horribly mucusy but wonderful disposition

How Is Mommy Doing: fantastic - so happy!

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: I am thinking that I can avoid ppd this time. I am so content with my family!

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Joined: 01/21/07
Posts: 1486

Your Name/Age: Emily, 27

SO's Name/Age: DH, 34

Kids Names/Ages: Abby, 4 today!

Baby's Due Date: 9/4

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/8

Baby's Weight/Length: 7lbs 13oz, 20 3/4 inches

Baby's Name: Eleanor

Colour of eyes: blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: some dark hair

Overall, How Is LO Doing: really well- nurses like a champ, pretty content to do whatever, lets big sister hold her

How Is Mommy Doing: ouchy where I've been stitched (ahem) but good other than that

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Weighed myself yesterday (3d PP)- down to my pre-pg weight! :eek: Would love to lose a few more, but won't hold my breath.

Nell4Him's picture
Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

"indianajones" wrote:

Weighed myself yesterday (3d PP)- down to my pre-pg weight!

WHAT??!! I'm so jealous! That's crazy! Good job. Smile

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Posts: 1635

"Nell4Him" wrote:

WHAT??!! I'm so jealous! That's crazy! Good job. Smile

I am also down to my PP wt, but I still *need* to lose another 30 lbs to be happy! Dirol

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Joined: 01/24/11
Posts: 569

Your Name/Age: Sonia/26

SO's Name/Age: Carlos/33

Kids Names/Ages: Thalia Elizabeth, 11 days old

Baby's Due Date: 9/27/11

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/1/11

Baby's Weight/Length: 3 pounds, 15 ounces / 16 inches

Baby's Name: Thalia Elizabeth

Colour of eyes: Dark gray ATM

Does LO Have Any Hair: Oh yes, mostly towards the back of her head

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Really well, her first pediatric appointment on 9/7 showed she was 4lbs. 1 oz, we got Friday for a second weigh in. I know I'm being overly optimistic but I can't wait till she's over 5 pounds.

How Is Mommy Doing: Everyday is a little better. I was feeling like a zombie at certain points and others I felt like I was going to just drop from exhaustion but now I'm getting more sleep and feeling better.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: My mom has been staying with us since the baby has been home but my SO and I are on our own till Wednesday afternoon :eek: I'm sure we'll do fine. Wink Also, I'm at a weight now that is less than my pre-pregnancy weight ;-D

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Joined: 05/20/07
Posts: 497

Your Name/Age: Lori 27

SO's Name/Age: Jason 27

Kids Names/Ages: Jocelyn 3.5, and Addisyn 5days

Baby's Due Date: 9-8-11

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9-8-11
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Baby's Weight/Length: 8lb 11oz 21.25in

Baby's Name: Addisyn Jade

Colour of eyes: dark blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: little light brown(thought DD1 had the same then lost it and it came back very blonde

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Doing well. nursing well too

How Is Mommy Doing: ok. back pain still bothering me. i finally pooped today(sorry if tmi) and it wasn't bad at all. nips are a bit sore, though Addi's mouth in tiny so unless she is screaming crying when she starts to latch she doesn't open big enough for my larger nips. but once she's nursing for few moments she adjusts and it doesn't hurt anymore

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: her 1week checkup is wednesday!

she seems to have her nights and days mixed. she sleeps after she eats during the day and is wide awake after she eats when i want to sleep.

came out of the hospital 12lbs lower, but still have 20lbs to lose before pre pregnancy

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Joined: 02/02/08
Posts: 2273

Your Name/Age: Heather/30

SO's Name/Age: Andy/29

Kids Names/Ages: Caitrin/almost 3, Ronan/1 week

Baby's Due Date: 8/31

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/6

Baby's Weight/Length: At birth- 7lbs 6oz and 21". Yesterday he was up to 7lbs 8oz!

Baby's Name: William Ronan

Colour of eyes: Blue, but I think they're going to be brown like DH's.

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yup. Kind of a dark blond/light brown.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Great! He is such a good baby!

How Is Mommy Doing: Really well! Physically great, a little stressed from DD getting sick one day after I got home from the hospital, but good other than that.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Enjoying my little family of four! Can't wait for DD to be better so that we can really settle in. Saying a prayer that Ronan doesn't get sick too!
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Joined: 09/07/10
Posts: 1377

Your Name/Age: Dani, 34

SO's Name/Age: 34

Kids Names/Ages: DD1 3, DD2 5.5 weeks

Baby's Due Date: Sept 18

Baby's Actual Birthday: August 4

Baby's Weight/Length: 4 lbs 11 oz 17 inches (last week 6 lbs 7 oz)

Baby's Name: Vanessa

Colour of eyes: brown

Does LO Have Any Hair: small amount of brown

Overall, How Is LO Doing: very good

How Is Mommy Doing: adjusting :rolleyes:I'm finding the baby part easy but the preschooler very tiring. I thought DH would have to do more with DD1 but she is so demanding for me and only me. I do have to give DH credit for doing a lot with the baby. He barely did stuff with DD1 when she was a newborn because I only nursed and he was scared to hold her. When he is home he does a lot with DD2 and even takes the initative to feed her whch allows me to sleep or spend time with DD1.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?:
Nursing during the day is going fine other than still havng to use the nipple shield. Anytime after 11 pm, she won't open her mouth for breast feeding but will for the bottle. I'm down to pumping 3-4 times a day which is giving me enough to bottle feed during the day if I choose not to nurse at all.

I'm struggling with my weight. I eat more under stress and when tired. Between the NICU and DD1 being in a state of borderline meltdown and my lack of sleep I've stalled out with my weigh loss Sad Good news is I'm not gaiing despite eatingway more than I normally do but it makes me think how quickly I could lose it if I ate normal!

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Joined: 01/21/07
Posts: 1486

"Danifo" wrote:

I'm finding the baby part easy but the preschooler very tiring. I thought DH would have to do more with DD1 but she is so demanding for me and only me.

I can so relate to that!