February 2013 Moms

***What went well this week?***

We seemed to have gotten a blessing from the sleep fairy the last couple of days....

Yesterday, DS took a rare 2 hour nap and then last night slept 7-7. I was shocked, and upon waking at 6 something and realizing I hadn't fed him at 5:30 like normal I got a little freaked out. :P I'm not expecting either of these sleep miracles to become the norm but I am hoping they will be!

Also, he's been such a personable little fellow lately and I find myself relaxing more into motherhood. I don't know - we've just hit a sweet spot or something.

What about you gals? Let's hear the positivity and even brags! 

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Re: ***What went well this week?***

  • I don't want to jinx it, but DD is a very portable baby.  She is usually very happy on outings. This week, I had the pleasure of spending 2+ hours at the DMV to renew my license. She spend the whole time smiling and cooing at strangers in line, then had a baba and napped for an hour. I was not nearly so content.  

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  • image PeanutR1:
    I don't want to jinx it, but DD is a very portable baby.  She is usually very happy on outings. This week, I had the pleasure of spending 2+ hours at the DMV to renew my license. She spend the whole time smiling and cooing at strangers in line, then had a baba and napped for an hour. I was not nearly so content.  

    At least someone liked the DMV! There's a first time for everything. 

     

    For us, we switched up the frequency of his feedings at daycare because he's so much more active now and burning through those calories in a hurry I think. Same amount of milk, just smaller, more frequent portions. It's going really well! I was totally freaked out that I'd have to start pumping ten million ounces a day to keep up or give him formula/solids to satisfy him. I'm not against that, but I am cheap, and I'd like to ride out this free BM thing as long as I can. So far so good!

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  • DS also took a 2.5 hour nap yesterday, which I posted about in my joy lol. I'm hoping this is the start of nap consolidation, but we will see. It was his second nap of the day that was the long one yesterday, and we're coming up on that one in about an hour, so we'll see what it brings!
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  • I think it was on this board that people were talking about having their babies in bouncer seats, swings, etc vs. time spent laying on the floor playing. I realized that I don't let DD just play on the floor for most of her playtime. I figured she likes being upright, so probably likes her various seats more. But after reading how floor play helps them learn mobility (duh, I don't know why I hadn't thought about that!), I set up a bunch of big blankets in the living room and she's been playing on the floor a lot more and enjoying it. She rolls herself from one end of the living room to the other and it's so fun to watch her explore :) 
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    I've had a very awake, very grumpy and very needy baby this week. So maybe what went well is that I have far more patience than anyone could have guessed me to have. I've always been compared to my late grandma who was strict, didn't have much patience and wanted to get things done in the shortest route possible.
    Not so much anymore now that I have my own baby.
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  • Longer naps!!! Yay!

    Someone else mentioned settling into motherhood, and I have to second that. I feel like I'm hitting my stride and I'm absolutely loving every minute of being a mom.

    Also, it's been super easy to get him to sleep this week. Like 5 minutes of nursing and/or rocking, then down in the crib, and a nice long nap. :)

    My baby is super happy and personable. Whenever I take him out (which is often, at least once a day) he always charms everyone by smiling, cooing, babbling, and just being generally adorable.

    And lastly, this week I finally made a solution for my cloth wipes, so now I'm saving even more money! Whoot! 

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    I think it was on this board that people were talking about having their babies in bouncer seats, swings, etc vs. time spent laying on the floor playing. I realized that I don't let DD just play on the floor for most of her playtime. I figured she likes being upright, so probably likes her various seats more. But after reading how floor play helps them learn mobility (duh, I don't know why I hadn't thought about that!), I set up a bunch of big blankets in the living room and she's been playing on the floor a lot more and enjoying it. She rolls herself from one end of the living room to the other and it's so fun to watch her explore :) 


    *high five!*
    Floor time is excellent for babies :)


    For me, I caught my baby's first laughs on video.. Actually, it was like a half hour ago. I am so excited about it, my face hurts from smiling :)
    (your babies probably started laughing a while ago, but Josie was born 2 months premature so she is working on her 3 month milestones instead of 5)

    I uploaded it for anyone who wants to see, totally not trying to hijack post!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhSUwPD9b3k&feature=youtu.be


    ETA: Also, yay for everyone else's awesome babies!!
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  • Our baby girl finally appears to have a consistent bed time of 8:15.  It has been so nice to know that my hubby and I have a few baby free hours each night.
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