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Joined: 12/03/08
Posts: 992
Weekly Checkin: 10/24/11

Your Name/Age:

SO's Name/Age:

Kids Names/Ages:

Baby's Due Date:

Baby's Actual Birthday:

Baby's Weight/Length:

Colour of eyes:

Does LO Have Any Hair:

Sposies or Cloth Diapers?

Formula or Breastfed or Both?

How Is LO Doing With Sleep?

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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Joined: 11/27/06
Posts: 781

Your Name/Age: Joni, 27

SO's Name/Age: David, 31

Kids Names/Ages: Stella, 2 and Alice, 1 month tomorrow

Baby's Due Date: 9/27

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/27

Baby's Weight/Length: on Wednesday she weighed 8lbs, at 2 weeks she was 20in

Colour of eyes: dark blue

Does LO Have Any Hair:yes, dark brown like dh's

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? Breast

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? Usually does well, almost every night she gives me at least one 4 hour stretch

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? Stella has adjusted very well so far. Today she had a lot of accidents but that was unusual. She loves Alice a lot.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Alice has her good moments and her bad moments. She likes taking a bath. Loves being held. Is starting to like the pacifier. I just wish she wouldn't cry so much.

How Is Mommy Doing: today was a hard day for me but I'm adjusting to two better than when we had one.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: it feels like we have had so much going on since dd2 was born. Dh bought a couple small sharks for his tank and had to rearrange stuff and set up another small tank to get ready for them. he also had to get his teeth worked on Friday. Dd1 makes it really hard to keep the house clean. I keep saying I'm going to the Bahamas. Smile

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Joined: 01/21/07
Posts: 1486

Your Name/Age: Emily, 27

SO's Name/Age: DH, 34

Kids Names/Ages: Abigail, 4; Eleanor, about 7 weeks

Baby's Due Date: 9/4

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/8

Baby's Weight/Length: Today's weight was 11lbs 7oz. No idea on length (20 3/4 at birth).

Colour of eyes: blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: A sprinkling of brown hair

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? currently breastfed, will get pumped breastmilk at daycare as long as I can keep up with her

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? *knock on wood* She's doing really well! Generally sleeps 6-7 hours at a time, then wakes up around 4-5am to eat like it's her last meal. :biglaugh:

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? We had some minor jealousy issues at first, but DD1 is doing pretty well now. Most commonly heard phrase in our house is, "I want to give her a hug and a kiss!" followed by me saying something like, "Careful not to squish her, okay?"

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Doing well. Nursing well. Gaining weight. Content to let big sister give her hugs and kisses. Smiles and coos. Likes to be held better than being put down.

How Is Mommy Doing: Feeling decent. Healed from the birth. Done bleeding. Just a little nervous about the return to work.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: I go back to work tomorrow. I'm not necessarily dreading it, but I am a little nervous. I'm afraid I will have forgotten things and that it will take me a bit to get back into my routine (I'm a nurse). Also nervous about being away from my itty bitty for so many hours at a time.

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Joined: 04/15/10
Posts: 1298

Your Name/Age: Mari 31

SO's Name/Age: Jim 33

Kids Names/Ages: Joshua 3, Maya 7 weeks

Baby's Due Date: Sept 5

Baby's Actual Birthday: Sept 2

Baby's Weight/Length: 9 lbs 13 oz 21 inches long

Colour of eyes: dark blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: yes more in the back then on the top.

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? Both- Not happy about it but after my Gall Bladder surgery my supply isn't keeping up with her.

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? Pretty well.. sleeps 5/6 hours at night.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? pretty good for the most part, he doesn't understand that we need to take care of her needs first.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Great- so far no signs of reflex like DS had.

How Is Mommy Doing: Other then tired.. Great.

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

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

Your Name/Age: Mandi

SO's Name/Age: Tony

Kids Names/Ages: Cianna, 7; Sofia, 5; Josiah, 22 months; Isaiah, 8 weeks (2 months old on Friday)

Baby's Due Date: supposedly September 21, I still think it was off by at least a week

Baby's Actual Birthday: August 28

Baby's Weight/Length: at birth 7lbs 5oz and 19.5 in. I forgot his 1 month length but he was around 10lbs at a month...he has his 2 month appointment on Halloween but I'd guess at least 13lbs? He's a big boy and he was gaining about a lb a week before. (1 month check 10lbs, 8 days later 11lbs...)

Colour of eyes: dark blue, I don't think we'll have a blue eyed child Lol I guess my eyes are pretty dominant

Does LO Have Any Hair: yep, a little mohawk. The rest is coming in pretty good now though, I think he'll have the same dirty blonde as my older kids but right now it's brown

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? well, we're usually a cloth family but he's been in sposies pretty much full time and now I really want to use up this huge pack of size 2 sposies I got because I don't think he'll be in them much longer so until that pack is gone I'm just going to use the sposies up and THEN we'll be back in cloth

Formula or Breastfed or Both? Breastfed, and I have a good stash in the freezer too for bottles when needed. I'm ready to get rid of the formula samples we've aquired Smile

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? Good! My last two were bad sleepers so he seems like a dream. He wakes once at night at this point, though sometimes he'll wake again in the hour before I get up

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? Great! No problems, the girls adore him and Josiah just loves the baby. He's actually really protective over him. When someone he doesn't know well holds Isaiah he gets really concerned and he likes holding his little brother. Considering he's not quite 2 himself I think he's done great adjusting, our only issue has been that I have to watch close if baby's in the bouncer or on his playmat on the floor cause if he starts crying Josiah tries to pick him up.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Great! Gaining weight, hitting milestones. He still grunts a lot and has a little reflux but it doesn't seem to bother him too much. He's been smiling and cooing up a storm lately Biggrin

How Is Mommy Doing: Great! This is the best I've felt emotionally after having a baby and also the first time I'm really not feeling overwhelmed. I haven't weighed myself since my pp appointment but I have been exercising and trying to eat better. I think I am starting to at least look like I'm losing some weight off my legs and waist. I fit into some of my prepregnancy pants (the bigger ones). I'm hoping by Christmas I am closer to a size I'm comfortable with. I'm on week 3 of a 12 week exercise program so it ends right around Christmas Smile

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Not too much else to report, can't wait to see how big he is at his 2 month appointment next Monday. He's pretty close to outgrowing his 0-3 stuff already! A little sad about putting the stuff away and knowing I won't be taking it out for another baby Sad

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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 12 weeks

Baby's Due Date: Sept 17

Baby's Actual Birthday: Aug 4

Baby's Weight/Length: as of last week; 8 lbs 8oz, 21.5 inches

Colour of eyes: bluish

Does LO Have Any Hair: some brown

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? BF

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? craptastic. It is average newborn sleep but I'm so ready to be over it. She doesn't sleep very long by herself or on her back but in a carrier or held she will sleep for 4+hrs. If I look at her adjusted age, she is doing the same as her sister so I'm hoping it improves in the next month like she did.

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

Overall, How Is LO Doing: ok. She still nurses 10x a day which is tiring for me. It feels like if she isn't sleeping, she is hungry.

How Is Mommy Doing: tired, struggling with eating decent the more tired I am

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?:
DD2 is smiling more in response to us and is starting to be interested in toys Blum 3

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Joined: 10/31/06
Posts: 2069

Your Name/Age:Lenora/31

SO's Name/Age:Chris/35

Kids Names/Ages:Brandon/4, CJ/almost 3 weeks

Baby's Due Date:September 29

Baby's Actual Birthday:October 6

Baby's Weight/Length:Last check he was 8lbs 9oz and 21 inches

Colour of eyes:Brown

Does LO Have Any Hair:Yes, lots

Sposies or Cloth Diapers?Disposable

Formula or Breastfed or Both?Both

How Is LO Doing With Sleep?He sleeps well during the day but at night he's up every two hours

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far?Brandon is doing very well, he loves being a big brother and we haven't really had any issues

Overall, How Is LO Doing:He is a little fussy at night and gassy but he's doing well overall.

How Is Mommy Doing:Mommyz is very overwhelmed and sleep deprived, but I'm hanging in there.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?:I never realized how hard it is to pump exclusively. I honestly don't k ow how people manage to take care of their kids, get in all their pumping sessions, and still find time to eat and sleep.

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Joined: 01/09/10
Posts: 275

Your Name/Age: Cristina, 34

SO's Name/Age: Michael, 34

Kids Names/Ages: Matthew, 11; Nathan, 8; Jacob, 3 1/2 weeks

Baby's Due Date: Sept 27

Baby's Actual Birthday: Sept 29

Baby's Weight/Length: 9lb 6.6 oz, 20.25 inches

Colour of eyes: Still grey-blue, but will probably turn brown

Does LO Have Any Hair: TONS of dark brown hair

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? Formula

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? He's a GREAT sleeper!!! I am so blessed

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? They live with their dad, so its sort of just something going on somewhere else.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: He's such a happy, sweet baby. Some lows, but mostly we're doing really well

How Is Mommy Doing: I feel fantastic, this is the fastest I've bounced back after a labor, and I feel like I can do anything I could before getting pregnant.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: DH is gone again, and it breaks my heart. He was so not ready to have to leave again so soon, but this is what we knew would happen, so we're both coping as best we can.

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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, Evie/8 weeks

Baby's Due Date: 8/30

Baby's Actual Birthday: 8/29

Baby's Weight/Length: On Friday she was 9lbs 8oz and Last Monday she was 21.9 inches long

Colour of eyes: gray blue. I'm hoping they go hazel

Does LO Have Any Hair: red hair

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? sposies, but on Friday I'm sending money to a friend in Hawaii for her cloth stash! I'm so excited to get started with cloth! Yahoo

Formula or Breastfed or Both? BF

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? Last night was decent, but she slept me with me the whole night. I only needed to feed her 3 times, so an average of 2.5 hours in between (from 10-5:30)

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? alls good with that.

Overall, How Is LO Doing: She's pooping everyday! Yahoo and her reflux seems to be getting better. Now to try and space her feeding to 3-4 hours instead of 2-3.....

How Is Mommy Doing: I'm tired. DS#2 is having night terrors and so if I'm not up feeding Evie, then I'm up dealing with him. Sad But latching is getting better with Evie and I'm starting to heal finally. Yahoo

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: We had pictures taken on Sunday and I'm so excited to get those! Should have them in a day or two.

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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/3, Ronan/7 weeks

Baby's Due Date: 8/31

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/6

Baby's Weight/Length: Somewhere between 13-14 lbs :eek: don't know length

Colour of eyes: blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yes. His newborn hair has mostly fallen out, and it's started to grow back in.

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Sposies... I can't keep up with the laundry as it is.

Formula or Breastfed or Both? breastfed

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? Okay. Could be better, could be worse.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? Great. It was rough at first because she got sick right when the baby and I came home from the hospital, but she adores her brother!

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Good! He's a happy baby!

How Is Mommy Doing: Doing well, just tired!

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Can't wait to start sleeping more than 3 hours at a time!!! Pretty sleep deprived at the moment. Excited that I've been able to get back in the gym this last week. Looking forward to getting back in shape and having more energy.

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Joined: 10/20/07
Posts: 428

Your Name/Age: Star/32

SO's Name/Age:DH/38

Kids Names/Ages:SD17, Brayden (3), Cassandra (6 weeks)

Baby's Due Date: 9/17/11

Baby's Actual Birthday:9/13/11

Baby's Weight/Length:6 lb 11.7 oz at birth, was 10 lbs last Tuesday, will weigh again tonight.

Colour of eyes: very neutral/maybe hazel?

Does LO Have Any Hair:yes, but she's losing it rapidly!

Sposies or Cloth Diapers?sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both?breastfed

How Is LO Doing With Sleep?Well. She still gets up to eat about every 4 hours at night, but goes right back to sleep.

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? 18 year old is fine, 3 year old has become a mommy barnacle and started acting out (wanting to fight/hit friends)

Overall, How Is LO Doing: pretty well, but she has some killer reflux, prevacid only helps a little bit.

How Is Mommy Doing: pretty well. NOT looking forward to going back to work next week.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: not really.

Joined: 02/20/11
Posts: 272

Your Name/Age: Sara

Baby's Due Date: 10/10

Baby's Actual Birthday: 9/22

Baby's Weight/Length: 6lbs13oz 20.5" at discharge, 11lbs4oz 22" today at 1m3d

Colour of eyes: dark blue/black, typical newborn baby color

Does LO Have Any Hair: yup, a lot of fine golden brown hair

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? both- mostly using compostable diapers right now, will switch to cloth full time when he gets out of the pooping every 10 minutes phase

Formula or Breastfed or Both? Breast

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? very good, he sleeps a fair bit and does 5 hour stretches at night

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? very well, he likes being an older brother and thinks his baby brother is cool

Overall, How Is LO Doing: wonderfully!

How Is Mommy Doing: a lot better than I expected!

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: it is amazing how much of a clone this baby is of his older brother, just crazy

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Your Name/Age: Sally (33)

SO's Name/Age: Chris (34)

Kids Names/Ages: Tristan (12), Kieran (7), Clara (19 months), Markus (5 weeks)

Baby's Due Date: October 1st

Baby's Actual Birthday: September 21st

Baby's Weight/Length: 8lbs 9oz at doctor's visit 2 weeks ago (checking again in a few days)

Colour of eyes: Blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: Yes - Dark brown like dad!

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Disposables

Formula or Breastfed or Both? Breastfed

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? All of my babies have slept through the night by 2-3 weeks, EXCEPT for Markus! I get 3-4 stretches here and there... enough to function! Smile

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? They adore him!

Overall, How Is LO Doing: Fussy unless he's nursing or you are carrying him around the house.

How Is Mommy Doing: Tired but happy to NOT be pregnant anymore.

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: Life is good, just thrilled to not be in any pain or be on bedrest... enjoying every moment as I know he won't be a baby for long.

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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, 7 weeks

Baby's Due Date: sept 6

Baby's Actual Birthday: Sept 2

Baby's Weight/Length: ~12lbs, ~22"

Colour of eyes: blue

Does LO Have Any Hair: a splattering

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? Both because my cloth keep leaking:(

Formula or Breastfed or Both? BF

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? Prettygood better than DD1 ever was at this age

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

Overall, How Is LO Doing: pretty good

How Is Mommy Doing: ppd has hit but pretty mild right now. I am having small anxiety attacks though. I have my assessment appointment on Thursday

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: I think we are starting to enter the fun stage and moving out of the fussy stage. More smiles and cooing then crying!

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Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 927

Your Name/Age: Jennica 26

SO's Name/Age: Curtis 47

Kids Names/Ages: Skyler 7 , Kesler 4 wks

Baby's Due Date: Oct 4

Baby's Actual Birthday: Sept 27

Baby's Weight/Length: 8lbs 8 oz as of last wed

Colour of eyes: bluish turning brown

Does LO Have Any Hair: black wavy hair

Sposies or Cloth Diapers? sposies

Formula or Breastfed or Both? formula Sad

How Is LO Doing With Sleep? up every 2 hrs ( last nite he slept his first 3 hr interval) Yahoo

If you have older kids, how have they adjusted so far? Skyler has been great I am so proud of him and how he has handle this whole ordeal!

Overall, How Is LO Doing: good very fussy baby, but he is growing !!! ( he has reflex tho )

How Is Mommy Doing: ok, I have ppd and recovery is taking awhile but thankful to be alive!

Anything you'd like to share about yourself, LO, or other happenings going on?: not much Just so thankful to have a supportive family and Curtis has been great!!
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