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Baby Checklist. Week #8
1. I scheduled my baby’s 4 month checkup with our pediatrician.
2. If I hold baby up on Sean’s feet, Sean puts some of her weight on Sean’s legs. I don’t do this often, because it can affect Sean’s hip development, but Sean just loves it when I do! — it’s like Sean can’t wait to start standing on Sean’s own.
3. Baby is starting to get picky about who holds Sean — and just when we were feeling ready for a babysitter! Sean needs time to get to know new people.
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4. I’m taking care of my health by keeping caffeine to a minimum and drinking plenty of healthy liquids like water and fresh juice.
5. My partner and I had a heart-to-heart about chores. Between childcare and household jobs, there’s a lot more that needs to be done these days! We talked about how much each of us can do and how we can work as a team.
6. I made a list of emergency contact numbers for babysitters. It includes our cell phone numbers as well as poison control and our pediatrician’s number. I hung it somewhere visible like the fridge or right next to the phone.
7. I’m working on remembering who I am apart from being a mom. I took an hour this week to rest and do something just for me.
Amanda Miller answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #7
1. When I dangle objects in front of baby, Sean follows them with Sean’s eyes.
2. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m starting to be able to put baby down when Sean ’s sleepy but still awake. Sean can sometimes put himself to sleep if I catch Sean at just the right time!
3. My baby has had Sean’s two-month checkup, which included a lot more vaccinations! The two-month vaccination series includes the first dose of rotavirus, the first dose of DTaP, the first dose of Hib, the first dose of PCV13, and the first dose of IPV.
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4. I need some mom friends! I’ve joined a neighborhood playgroup, mom class, or other mom’s group so I can get to know other moms and talk about my new life as a mom.
5. I don’t have much time for make-up these days. But I’m getting the hang of putting on a couple of things quickly — some lip gloss and mascara or eyeliner, so I can feel a little dressed up without spending a lot of time.
6. I squeezed back into some of my pre-pregnancy jeans! Sure, they used to be my loose, comfortable jeans, but hey, I’m finally out of maternity clothes! I’ll take it.
7. I’ve thoroughly researched my daycare provider. They have plenty of experience with young babies, they’re certified, and they know infant first aid and CPR.
Amanda Miller answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #5
1. My baby is starting to pay more attention to the world. Sean 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 Sean in the play gym, Sean looks at the different colors and bats at the hanging toys. Baby doesn’t really have control of Sean’s arms yet, but Sean 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.
Amanda Miller answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #4
1. Milk or formula is all my baby needs! I know not to give baby any water. Even if it’s really hot outside, breastmilk or formula gives Sean all the hydration Sean needs.
2. I’m giving baby a chance to experience different textures and colors. I put different fabrics on the floor for Sean to touch during tummy time so Sean can explore the sense of touch.
3. My baby is starting to get better head control. I still support Sean’s head when I lift Sean, but it doesn’t feel like lifting a bobble head toy anymore.
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4. I’m getting plenty of opportunity to use those cute bibs I got at my baby shower! Baby drools a lot, so I keep a bib on Sean all the time.
5. Is it really time for me to go back to work already? I decided to start back on a Wednesday to give myself a short first week back. This will help me ease back into work.
6. I’m going to spend some quality time with baby! — I signed up for a Mommy and Me class like a yoga class or a postpartum exercise class.
7. I got my hair done! I told my stylist I need something that’s quick and easy for me to style at home.
Amanda Miller answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #3
1. My baby had another checkup. Sean 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 Sean’s vision, Sean follows it with Sean’s eyes.
3. Baby and I are getting fresh air together. When I feel up to it and the weather is nice, I take baby to sit outside or for a short walk.
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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.
Amanda Miller answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #2
1. It’s never too early for tummy time! I’ve started laying my baby on Sean’s belly for a few minutes every day to help baby build Sean’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! Sean turns Sean’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!
Amanda Miller 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 Sean 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 Sean’s palm. Sean also has strong opinions — Sean cries to tell me how Sean feels! Right now Sean can only see black and white patterns, not colors, so Sean 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 Sean a sponge bath. I won’t be using the baby bath or putting Sean all the way in the water till after his cord falls off.
Amanda Miller answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #9
1. My baby’s growing! Sean eats 4-5 oz of formula at every meal. If I’m breastfeeding, I don’t need to measure how much Sean eats — I just feed Sean on demand.
2. Baby can figure out where a sound is coming from! When Sean hears something that interests Sean, Sean turns Sean’s head and locates the source of the sound with Sean’s eyes.
3. My baby seems a little constipated — Sean’s not pooping every day, and when Sean does, it’s hard. I move Sean’s legs in a bicycle motion to help get his digestive system moving.
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4. I’ve set up the baby monitor, and it’s my new best friend! I can get stuff done on the other side of the house while baby is napping.
5. I really don’t feel like getting it on right now! I’ve never been so uninterested in sex. I know that breastfeeding can affect my sex drive, and my partner and I talked about how I’m feeling and how we can work together to stay connected even when I’m not feeling inspired.
6. My lactation consultant thinks that dairy I eat might affect baby, so I’ve cut milk out of my diet temporarily to see if it helps constipation or eczema.
7. I think my partner and I are ready for our first real date night! We’ve hired a babysitter, and we’re going to go out for a short dinner in the early evening. We’re prepared to come home early if baby gets fussy.
Amanda Miller replied to the post

We cashed in on the target deal this weekend. We got 2 boxes size N, three boxes size 1, one box size 2, and 2 boxes of wipes. …


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Amanda Miller replied to the post

sometimes I worry that I won't be able to teach my son, and he'll end up delayed.


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sometimes I worry that I won't be able to teach my son, and he'll end up delayed.


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is it bad that I already want another one? Lol


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