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January 29th, 2009, 05:19 AM
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I just wanted to check in on you and see how your first few weeks as a mommy are going? I hope that things have been easy for you and that you are having a great time. We'd love to hear about it!
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January 29th, 2009, 08:39 AM
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Yes Nikki keep us posted! With pics?? PLEAAASSEE?????
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January 29th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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ONG, I just love her siggie. Can't wait to see more pictures of Drake.
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January 29th, 2009, 11:17 AM
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Hey ladies! Thanks for checking in on us! We are adjusting well and just getting to know each other. I'm so in love! I finally have him eating every 3 hours, instead of snacking constantly. I refuse to be a snackbar or pacifier. I did that for the first three weeks, because I really wanted to make sure my supply was reliable, and he got above birth weight. But he gained back to above his birth weight after 10 days, so I was really proud. He was three weeks this past Monday, and all week I've been focusing on getting him to eat every 3 hours. Sometimes we only make it 2 1/2, but that's okay. Getting these feedings more regular has also helped his sleep, in that he can go 3 hours at night sometimes too. That is invaluable to this mommy and daddy! His cheeks are getting so fat, and I just can't stop kissing them. I've realized I'm going to be more AP than I thought. I really thought I could get him scheduled, and let him CIO and learn to fall asleep himself. But I just can't do it. I can't bear to think that he's crying and believing he's all alone. In looking more at AP, the only thing I'm not into is cosleeping.
I update my blog numerous times a week, and there are lots of photos on there. I just don't have time to get my blog updated, and upload photos to photobucket/JM. Heck, I can't believe he's let me type this long, lol. There is a link to my blog at them bottom of my siggie.
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January 29th, 2009, 11:56 AM
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glad things are going so well! he's so cute!
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January 29th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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I keep forgetting about you blog. Reading through it all now. Glad to hear you are doing so well.
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January 29th, 2009, 04:37 PM
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glad things are going so well!

ETA: I know lots of people need schedules but just keep in mind that sometimes babies have a reason for eating all the time. One is a growth spurt. They eat all the time and become very fussy. Another is fighting off illness. Sometimes you have no idea baby just avoided coming down with something all because they nursed it away. They can't let you know the reason why you need it. I know there is that whole impression they are using you as a binkie and all that, but at this age their wants and needs are the same.

just wanted to throw that out there, please don't be offended!
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January 30th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Oh, I'm not offended at all. And I think I've already experienced one of those fabulous growth spurts. At around 2 weeks, there was a day where he was glued to my boob about 45 minutes out of every hour, for an entire 24 hour period. It was hell, but I just assumed he needed it for the spurt, and accomodated him. I like a schedule, but know I have to be flexible. That's really interesting about them nursing to fight off illness- I've never thought about that. But it sure makes sense. Drake eats when he's hungry for the most part, but I try to have it resemble somewhat of a regular schedule. I'm already dreading that next growth spurt!
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January 30th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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that's around 6 weeks, and it can be weird. They get super fussy and squirmy, sometimes they even cry WHILE eating.

here are some links. Bookmark this site, it's AWESOME and very legit.

frequent nursing

growth spurts

cluster feeding

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January 30th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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I LOVE that site. I was reading it the day of his crazy nursing nonstop. I had googled frequent nursing, and that's what popped up. I'll be checking it out more often as more growth spurts pop up.
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January 30th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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It sounds like he is doing so great! He is such a beautiful little boy.
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