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Baby Checklist. Week #5
1. My baby is starting to pay more attention to the world. Alayna notices sounds and looks around to try to figure out where the sound came from.
2. My baby tries to reach for things! When I put Alayna in the play gym, Alayna looks at the different colors and bats at the hanging toys. Baby doesn't really have control of Alayna’s arms yet, but Alayna seems to enjoy trying.
3. If I’m breastfeeding, I’ve talked with my lactation consultant about how my food affects baby. We’ve discussed whether I should make any changes to my diet.
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4. My doctor said I can start regular exercise, so I joined the gym! I plan to work out in the evenings while my partner spends some quality time with baby.
5. My partner and I aren’t ready to leave baby with an evening sitter yet, so we’re planning some “date nights in.” We’re taking some time to focus on each other and stay connected.
6. I had my 6-week postpartum doctor visit. I talked with my doctor about my birth control options and about whether I’m ready to start exercising.
7. Before I start pumping to save breastmilk, I’ve learned about how to store breast milk so I can reuse it later.
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did you stay in school/work or SAHM?
I was 22 when Mark was born. I stayed in school and worked part-time as a biology/chemistr…


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I have to had the money to take my baby girl to the doc for her shots and she is almost a month old...


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Baby Checklist. Week #3
1. My baby had another checkup. Alayna may also get a second dose of the Hep B vaccination.
2. My baby likes to look at things. If I move an object across Alayna’s vision, Alayna follows it with Alayna’s eyes.
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4. Breastfeeding should be pretty established at this point. If I have any pain when baby latches, I’ll schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant.
5. I still sleep when baby sleeps, but if I have the energy, I try to spend some one-on-one time with older kids during one of baby’s naps.
6. Breastfeeding is not birth control! My partner and I have talked about our plans for birth control after I’m ready to resume intimacy.
7. I scheduled my 6 week postpartum appointment with my doctor. I also scheduled my baby’s two-month checkup with our pediatrician.
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Baby Checklist. Week #2
1. It’s never too early for tummy time! I’ve started laying my baby on Alayna’s belly for a few minutes every day to help baby build Alayna’s neck and back muscles.
2. I’ve been feeling a little down and stressed. It may just be the “baby blues,” but I’ve scheduled an appointment to talk with my doctor about my risk for postpartum depression.
3. How do I feel about pacifiers? My partner and I have talked with our lactation consultant and decided whether we want to introduce a pacifier.
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4. My baby knows me! Alayna turns Alayna’s head toward my voice and studies my face while I’m talking.
5. Ouch. If I had an episiotomy or tear, I’m adding a few drops of tea tree oil in my bath to help me heal faster.
6. I’m getting my energy back! If I had an uncomplicated vaginal birth, I might be ready to start light exercise with a short walk around the block.
7. Baby is sleeping most of the day, but only for a few hours at a time. I’m doing my best to sleep whenever baby does so I can get some rest during the day. We probably won’t be sleeping through the night for a while!
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Leticia Davidson answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #1
1. My baby’s crib might look sparse right now — no blankets or pillows! I use a sleep sack to keep Alayna warm at night.
2. It may just be a reflex, but it’s still the sweetest thing when my baby grabs my finger if I touch Alayna’s palm. Alayna also has strong opinions — Alayna cries to tell me how Alayna feels! Right now Alayna can only see black and white patterns, not colors, so Alayna likes to look at patterns with strong contrast.
3. I’m in the “fourth trimester,” and I still look pretty pregnant! I’m wearing comfortable clothes, like the maternity pants I wore in the first trimester.
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4. I’ve got my baby’s safety kit ready with a digital thermometer, a night light and a nasal aspirator.
5. If I plan to pump, I’ve got a good electric or manual pump. An electric pump is essential if I need to pump full-time; a manual is fine if I’ll only need to pump occasionally.
6. Is my baby getting enough to eat? Sometimes it’s hard to tell! If I’m concerned, I won’t hesitate to ask my pediatrician or lactation consultant.
7. Baby doesn’t get very dirty right now, but I’ve learned how to give Alayna a sponge bath. I won’t be using the baby bath or putting Alayna all the way in the water till after his cord falls off.
Leticia Davidson answered to:
Baby Checklist. Newborn
1. My baby got Alayna’s first vaccination — a dose of Hepatitis B that’s given at birth. I also scheduled my baby’s first doctor appointment.
2. Who knew poop would ever be so interesting? I’m counting my baby’s diapers to make sure Alayna has at least 6 wet ones and 3 dirty ones every 24 hours.
3. I’m hungrier now than I was when I was pregnant! I need 300-500 extra calories if I’m breastfeeding, so I’m eating at least 2,000 calories every day.
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4. We’re ready to bring baby home! I washed all the baby clothes and bedding in a hypoallergenic detergent that’s designed not to irritate baby’s sensitive skin.
5. This hospital underwear is pretty practical. I’ve bought some disposable underwear of my own and some extra-long pads to protect me during postpartum bleeding.
6. I’ve got a postpartum support belt or wrap to support my belly as I’m healing. If I had a C-section, I’ve also bought some scar healing cream with vitamin E.
7. If I plan to bottle feed, then I’ve got the right equipment. My newborn needs small, 4 oz bottles and stage 1 nipples. I’ve also got a bottle brush to keep my bottles clean.
Leticia Davidson is already on 40 week of pregnancy!
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If I do not go into labor this weekend, when i go in Monday for my check up they will see if I am dilated at least 3 cm. If I a…


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If I do not go into labor this weekend, when i go in Monday for my check up they will see if I am dilated at least 3 cm. If I a…


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I am still 1 cm dialated should i be worried? I am due sunday..


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Leticia Davidson is already on 39 week of pregnancy!
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So I lost my mucus plug last week on monday but today i have been having a lot of mucus looking discharge today, it has been en…


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Does your 8th month in pregnancy start at 31 weeks or 32 weeks?


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