Mom's With LO's Checkin: 09/26/11

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Mom's With LO's Checkin: 09/26/11

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:

Sposies or Cloth Diapers?

Formula or Breastfed or Both?

How many hrs does baby sleep at once?

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far?

Overall, How Is LO Doing:

How Is Mommy Doing:

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

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(Hope you don't mind, Kristina- You had this at the end of the 9/12 check-in, so I moved it. Mod powers coming in handy! :biglaugh:)

Your Name/Age: Emily, 27

SO's Name/Age: DH, 34

Kids Names/Ages: Abigail, 4; Eleanor, 2.5 weeks

Baby's Due Date: 9/4

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/8

Baby's Weight/Length: As of today, 8lbs 15oz. Last week's length- 21 3/4 inches.

Baby's Name: Eleanor

Colour of eyes: blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: yes, brown

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? breastfed

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? During the day, about 2 hours. At night, about 4 hours.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? Demands extra snuggles/hugs, wants to be held/carried more, but doing well overall. Gives baby lots of kisses. Lets me know when she thinks baby is hungry or needs a diaper change.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: [COLOR=red]Great! Gaining weight like a champ despite tongue tie.[/COLOR]

How Is Mommy Doing: I'm exhausted. Low iron? Moody as all get-out. I get super irritated at DH over little things. Stitches hurt more when I've done more walking that day. Need to remember the Tucks more often!

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Had a great weigh-in today- I will make a separate post about it.

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Joined: 10/20/07
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Your Name/Age: Star/32

SO's Name/Age: DH/38

Kids Names/Ages: SD17, Brayden/3, Cassandra/2 weeks

Baby's Due Date: 9/17/11

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/13/11

Baby's Weight/Length: 6 lb 11.7 oz

Baby's Name: Cassandra Rose

Colour of eyes: newborn blue (dark)

Does LO Have Any Hair: yes, she's a brunette

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? breastfed

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? um...I think 4 has been the longest stretch.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? SD17 is acting a toot, but IDK if it's baby related or being 17. Brayden is adjusting very well. He loves to hold her, kiss her and comfort her.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: pretty well, just having some latching issues

How Is Mommy Doing: Mommy is tired, but below prepregnancy weight, much less swollen, c-section is healing pretty well. I feel like Im getting a cold with a runny nose and scratchy throat, but some of that may be due to the fact that I've stopped taking an antihistamine for my allergies since Im breastfeeding. I may have to restart it.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Not too much, we're all adjusting.

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Joined: 02/02/11
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Your Name/Age: Brittany/23

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Kids Names/Ages: Chloe 13 days

Baby's Due Date: Sept 21st

Baby's Actual Birthday: Sept 13th

Baby's Weight/Length: 6 lbs 14 and a half ounces/ 19 and a half as of last week.

Baby's Name: Chloe Elizabeth

Colour of eyes: Glassy Brown

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yes black and lots.

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? Breastfed

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? About 2-3 during the day 2-4 at night on average.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far?

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Great, she is gaining and growing and very much loved.

How Is Mommy Doing: Still a little sore from the stitches and tired but overall okay after going out for the weekend not for appointments. Even though the stomach area is still a bit of a worry since, my belly button still hasn’t went in and grandma/mom is paranoid is a hernia.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Still trying to figure out the skin peeling thing and wondering when her cord is ever going to fall off.

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Joined: 10/25/06
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Your Name/Age: Janelle/29

SO's Name/Age: Brad/31

Kids Names/Ages: Jacob/7, Daniel/2, Evie/4 weeks

Baby's Due Date: 8/30/11

Baby's Actual Birthday: 8/29/11

Baby's Weight/Length: 7lbs 11oz on 9/16 (2w4d)

Baby's Name: Evelyn

Colour of eyes: blue gray

Does LO Have Any Hair: yes! RED! Smile

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? sposie for now.

Formula or Breastfed or Both? BF

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? hahaha... I don't pay attention, otherwise I get disappointed/stressed out.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? decently. I'm actually relieved at how well my two year old is doing with her being here. He loves her and when she cries he says "baby disder cwying!" then he runs over to her and says "shh don't cwy." and if she's in the car seat he'll gently rock it. It's so cute.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: pretty good. She's gaining weight, she's eating and peeing frequently.. her pooping is frustrating to me, though. Still trying to figure out if it's my diet or her "normal"

How Is Mommy Doing: 'eh. pretty well, I suppose.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: We are heading to Montana for 10 days to take the kids to see Grandpa (my FIL) and will have very little internet access.. I'm gonna get on as often as possible, but may have to use my phone to do so.

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Your Name/Age: Dani, 34

SO's Name/Age: 34

Kids Names/Ages: DD1 3 years, DD2 8 weeks

Baby's Due Date: Sept 18

Baby's Actual Birthday: August 4

Baby's Weight/Length: last check 2 weeks ago -- 7 lbs 21 inches

Baby's Name: Vanessa

Colour of eyes: Grey

Does LO Have Any Hair: brown

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? formula

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? 2-3 day, 4-6 night

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? getting there; good with the baby but in full out drama mode.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: very well. We have a cardiology follow up this week but that should be fine.

How Is Mommy Doing: Trouble with motivation to lose the weight. Eating is horrible Sad

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?:
Just moved out of newborn sizes!

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: We are heading to Montana for 10 days to take the kids to see Grandpa (my FIL) and will have very little internet access.. I'm gonna get on as often as possible, but may have to use my phone to do so.

Take lots of pictures!

"Danifo" wrote:

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?:
Just moved out of newborn sizes!

:woohoo:

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Your Name/Age: Mandi

SO's Name/Age: Tony

Kids Names/Ages: C(7), S(5), J(21 months), Isaiah (4 weeks)

Baby's Due Date: 9/21

Baby's Actual Birthday: 8/28

Baby's Weight/Length: right now, probably about 9lbs, 20+in? He has his 1 month appt on Thursday

Baby's Name: Isaiah

Colour of eyes: blue, I am pretty sure they are lighter than my other kids had, so we'll see if dh's genes finally prevailed on that one Wink

Does LO Have Any Hair: yep, he's got a natural little mohawk Lol it's brown, just depends on the lighting, it's pretty light at the roots so he'll probably lighten up like all my other kids did

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? both, hopefully at some point we'll be in cloth all day/sposies at night but right now it's probably still mostly sposies...maybe 50/50. Two in diapers again is taking some adjustment and to top it off DS1 is showing interest in the potty, which is great but I just feel so scatterbrained right now that remembering THAT on top of everything else right now...I'm not ready!

Formula or Breastfed or Both? breastfed, he's had 2 bottles of expressed breastmilk. Again, I just have to try to find time to pump and then time to feed him, DH works a lot so we'll see. My dad is coming over tonight so maybe I'll hand him baby and a bottle Lol I really want him to continue taking bottles, my last 2 wouldn't and that gets hard when nobody wants to watch them because they scream the whole time :-?

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? just depends, he was doing great at night until he got a stuffy nose, sleeping a 5-8 hour stretch each night. Last night he did one 4 hour stretch and then a 3 hour stretch.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? they've all been great. They all love him, it's really gone much better than I expected especially with DS1

Overall, How Is LO Doing: pretty good, he really is such a content little guy unless something is bothering him but I think he's starting to have some tummy troubles. The last week he's been really, really gassy and spitting up more and when his tummy grumbles is is SO loud. Hopefully our ped will have some useful advice. He's still a little stuffy but nothing too bad

How Is Mommy Doing: Pretty good, a little more tired now. My biggest issue is just the weight. I haven't lost much, with my other kids I was usually down to my prepregnancy weight or at least close by 6 weeks but I don't think that will be the case this time around. I guess that 4th baby really takes it's toll. I have my exercise dvds ready and waiting Wink I just wish it wasn't starting to get cold, cause I'd love to go out and get a good walk in each day with them

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: We're about ready to pack away the newborn stuff too Sad he's definitely the last unless by some miracle Wink dh's vasectomy didn't take. I'm pretty sad about how fast he's growing. He already is acting so much older than my other kids did at this point and obviously he's much bigger since he started off so much bigger than they did.

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Your Name/Age: Heather/30

SO's Name/Age: Andy/29

Kids Names/Ages: Catie/3 on Sunday! Ronan, 3 weeks

Baby's Due Date: 8/31

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/6

Baby's Weight/Length: birth- 7 lbs 6 oz, 21 inches. yesterday- 9 lbs 8 oz, 21 inches

Baby's Name: William Ronan

Colour of eyes: Currently blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: yes

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? disposable

Formula or Breastfed or Both? breastfed

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? Not many... he wants to eat ALL THE TIME. Four hours if I'm really lucky, usually two or three.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? Pretty well- she loves the baby, but she's been a bit of a handful for Mommy and Daddy. But it's getting better.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Really well. Had a very fussy night last night, but it's the exception, not the rule. Usually he's very content and easy.

How Is Mommy Doing: Tired today after a rough night, but otherwise doing well.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: We are doing well, but I'm REALLY ready for DD to settle back in completely, and for DS to go a little longer between feedings at night. Every two hours is rough!

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Joined: 05/02/05
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Your Name/Age: Pru, 33

SO's Name/Age: Hubby, 36

Kids Names/Ages: DS3, DS6, DD11, DSS16

Baby's Due Date: 9/20/11

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/22/11

Baby's Weight/Length: 8 lbs, 3 ounces

Baby's Name: Flynn

Colour of eyes: Dark blue for now

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yep

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Regular ol' diapers

Formula or Breastfed or Both? BF

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? What is this sleep? He snoozes here and there, but so far, no long blocks of time

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? DS3 is prone to a lot of meltdowns now.DS6 is utterly in love.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: He is doing great! He had a bit of jaundice due to a blood type issue at birth (his blood type is different from mine)- but the ped thought everything looked good yesterday. Which reminds me- have to call and make our next appointment!

How Is Mommy Doing: Mommy thinks she can jump back into her old pre-pregnancy routine without a hitch, but she needs to learn to take it EASIER. Geesh!

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

We are all doing great... Funny story...

DS3 watched me change Flynn's diaper yesterday and was like, "EWW- POOP! Gross!" and I said, "Yeah, well, that's what your butt looks like when we have to change YOUR diaper! Pretty nasty, huh?"

Well, then I asked him if he would watch the baby while I washed my hands and he goes, "No, I'm gonna go poop on the potty!"

Yes- he literally ran to the potty and tried to use it! NEXT- he put on UNDERWEAR! Then later- he came up to me and handed me his box of wipes and his diapers and since then, he has been trying to use the POTTY!

Hilarious!

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Joined: 05/05/07
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Your Name/Age: Erin 32

SO's Name/Age: Andy 35

Kids Names/Ages: see siggy

Baby's Due Date: 9/26

Baby's Actual Birthday: 8/23

Baby's Weight/Length: Leah 7.7 Jocelyn 7.4 ~20 ins

Baby's Name: Leah and Jocelyn

Colour of eyes: blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yep, dark brown

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? breastfed

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? Ummm depends! usually between 2 and 4 hours

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? Very well

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Good, but they both have colds thanks to big sissy smooches on the lips!!!

How Is Mommy Doing: Well

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

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Joined: 05/06/09
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Your Name/Age: Erin, 30

SO's Name/Age: Tyler, 35

Kids Names/Ages: Hayleigh, 2; Kyla, 3 weeks

Baby's Due Date: sept 5

Baby's Actual Birthday: sept 2

Baby's Weight/Length: 9lbs+

Baby's Name: Kyla

Colour of eyes: newborn blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: some

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Sposies for another week or so

Formula or Breastfed or Both? Bf

How many hrs does baby sleep at once? Daytime 2-4 hours, nighttime 1-5 hours

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? Really great

Overall, How Is LO Doing: so mucus still and grunts all the time, wonderful disposition though

How Is Mommy Doing: great!

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: is it too early for smiles? I swear I saw 2 yesterday and 1 today!