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  • I have a boy and I had this happen with a couple different brands a few weeks ago. For my LO it meant he was ready for the next size up in diapers. Since I bumped him up to size 1 no more accidents.
  • I had a c-section and I still don't want to look down there. It took me a few weeks just to look at my c-section scar
  • My MIL I can't stand, for lots of reasons. The biggest one is the day i came home from the hospital she and my SIL held LO more than I had held LO his whole life (NICU baby ). I was too tired,emotional, and in too much pain to do anything then but…
  • I am actually EBF and am concerned that my period has come back. I have been cramps and having enough bleeding to warrant a pad. I am 6 weeks post partum and have my check up today
  • I can already fart like a grown man, makes it easier to blame on mommy or daddy
  • I tried on EVERY SINGLE PAIR of jeans I own, and came out of it severely disappointed. The closest I came to success was about 3 inches from buttoning my fattest jeans. Lol the saddest part is that I thought I had my figure back already. [-( The…
  • I would make sure to follow up with your pediatrician. Make sure he is eating normally and having normal diapers with no fevers, and that he isn't breathing rapidly or using his muscles to help him breathe. These would be reasons to go back to the E…
  • I was a 34A prior to getting pregnant. Now, with EBF I am a 34 DD. I wasn't expecting them to go up this much. I hope they shrink back down
  • I love the moby but hate how long and hot it is so I bought a baby k'tan size med, but it was way too snug. I exchanged it for a large and it is so loose it feels unsafe. I am very frustrated. I just want a simple carrier I can use. I feel the sa…
  • My LO was born at 8.1 pounds and by 3 weeks I when he was almost 9 pounds I bumped him up to size 1. He could squeeze into newborn but was leaking around the thighs. With size 1, no leaking
  • I went into labor naturally, but ended up having an emergency c-section.
  • My little boy was also born with a mop of hair, and I don't plan on cutting it for quite some time
  • My DH is sometimes better at getting LO to sleep because he is better at swaddling. I EBF so on nights I am particularly tired I ask him to give a bottle so I can sleep for 5-6 hours straight. Love that man
  • She already took the time off work so no telling her no... It is your house. You don't have to let anyone visit you don't want too. Tell her sorry you took time off of work but that doesn't work for me. Next time she should check with you or DH …
  • I have cloth diapers that I put on his pee pee as I'm changing him. For me its actually easier. What I do is clean from back to front. Complete opposite from a girl. So I use the edge of my finger to get in there. Then I clean under his scrotum, si…
  • My LO is 5 weeks old and weighed 9.1 pounds last week. I moved him up to size 1 diapers at 3 weeks. He currently wears a combination of newborn and 0-3 months clothes, mainly the newborn clothes that are on the larger side. He was 8.1 pounds at birth
  • I don't know about medicaid, but health insurance will cover home births in DC and VA, I believe MD as well. I worked with Birthcare, a free standing birth center in Alexandria. The midwives attend births at the birth center and in homes. I also…
  • I EBF and my LO has green poop 1-2 times a week. My pediatrician is not concerned at all and says that green poop is just a variation of normal in babies. With my LO I am pretty sure it is from times he just snacks or falls asleep before emptying, …
  • I'm taking a job that is exclusively Saturday and Sunday night shift only (I'm a nurse). DH works days during the week and is off on the weekends, so DD will be with DH while I'm at work. No childcare costs, yay! I am a nurse too and I really wish…
  • My LO tends to nap pretty easily, especially in the stroller or car seat of a moving car. My husband has been known to take him for a walk in the stroller if he is having difficulty sleeping. I also don't try to keep it quiet during nap time. I am m…
  • Lurking from August, no advice but I will be following. I had a sunny side up LO and the back labor is not something that I would wish on anyone. I have read since that around 40% of sunny side up babies end in c-section, and I am worried if I have …
  • Co-sleeper. We were planning on co-sleeping and bought a co-sleeper, but LO loves sleeping in his vibrating chair. I don't use a lot of baby pants. Too much work when constantly changing a baby I never used any of the nipple creams I bought, nev…
  • You are over thinking it. I used a plastic water bottle through my whole pregnancy with no issues, as do many women
  • Sometimes he only takes one breast for a feeding so I have to pump the other. But during the day I don't really pump it's usually during MOTN. That's why I get 4-6 ounces at times. But you get a lot if you're getting 4 ounces after he eats !! @Chris…
  • How are you all pumping that much? I generally am only getting 2-4 oz when I pump after he eats, and I don't pump every day
  • I think it's much more important that you breastfeed than that you lose weight.  Your son's health is at stake.  Formula feeding is NOT the same as breastfeeding.  My mom chose to formula feed my siblings and I years ago and all three of us have sev…
  • I also had pain with sleeping for the first couple weeks. Take the pain meds, I only took them before bed but it was a godsend. Otherwise, I am 5 weeks post partum and occasionally get some burning like pain, primarily on the ends of the incision.…
  • I love the idea of waiting and making it a bonding experience when she's old enough to remember it and ask for them to be done but on the other hand waiting till they are older may be worse because they understand what's happening and may flip out w…
  • Getting to sleep for 5 glorious straight hours. Months ago I would be so exhausted after only 5 hours. Now, I'm beyond thrilled! This. You know you are a mom when you would rather shop for baby clothes than clothes for yourself, and I have a b…
  • I gained 40 pounds while pregnant and now 4 weeks post partum I still have 15 pounds to go. I don't care about the weight but I want to be able to wear my old clothes and I can't do to my hips being bigger. Almost none of my pre-pregnancy jeans fit.…
  • my UO is pharmacists and doctors who just say pump ans dump for 3 days without even bothering to look up the meds you're on. So I took it upon myself to look on Lactmed, and everything I have taken is perfectly safe for breastfeeding! I've dumped l…
  • My UO. Not only do I not use a nursing cover in public, I never even bothered to purchase one. I just don't see the need and have been comfortable nursing with out one
  • My discharge paperwork for a c-section also says not to take baths or anything that would submerge the incision for 6 weeks and I have stiches I was assuming 6 weeks. I am waiting 2 more weeks and then definitely getting in the hot tub
  • love the VBAC success stories.  my doctor won't let me go past september 10, so if i go into spontaneous labor before then, i will attempt a vbac.  baby is an estimated 8.5-9 lbs.  yikes!  When is your due date?
  • No way. I had an easy pregnancy but a rough delivery that I am still processing and recovering from. Plus since I had a c-section I am wanting to wait the recommended 18 months minimum between children so that my uterus has time to heal
  • Update: last night went well. She slept the entire time, so it was never an issue. To all the whip it out folks, my goal is to eventually have this attitude. Not sure if this is weird or not, but I'm honestly more comfortable whipping it out in…
  • We did a photo shoot with LO at 3 weeks. I think he fussed more that day than his whole life. Fortunately the photographer was very patient and had no one scheduled after us. We did end up getting some good photos, but the best are of him just in a…
  • If your OB is as supportive as you claim, why is your RCS scheduled at 40w? If your last pregnancy went to 42 weeks I would be concerned that you would never go into labor before your c-section date. I would try to push the date back
  • No they aren't safe! DO NOT TRUST VACCINES! Uh I trust science and evidence, which shoes that not only are vaccines safe, they save lives
  • I feel like dealing with a cover is more of a production than moving my shirt down a few inches. Not worth the hassle IMO. This is my opinion as well but I understand that some women may just be more comfortable with a cover. I also asked DH his …