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In this day and age, there is still a lot of pressure on women to have children. And frankly, some women simply don't want to. …


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It is RAINING!!!! Yaaaayyyyyy!!!! And it should rain for at least a few days!!!! I am so excited for the rain...I LOVE it!!! Su…


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I was raised this way, for the most part, and I have no problem with raising my daughter this way.


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Baby Checklist. Week #2
1. It’s never too early for tummy time! I’ve started laying my baby on Noah’s belly for a few minutes every day to help baby build Noah’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! Noah turns Noah’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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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 Noah 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 Noah’s palm. Noah also has strong opinions — Noah cries to tell me how Noah feels! Right now Noah can only see black and white patterns, not colors, so Noah 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 Noah a sponge bath. I won’t be using the baby bath or putting Noah all the way in the water till after his cord falls off.
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Baby Checklist. Newborn
1. My baby got Noah’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 Noah 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.
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This post is not for debate or judgment, just for love and support.

How did you feed your baby?

I have feed my babies all t…


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08/20/14

I believe Coconut Oil will dry out the skin if you continue using it. For any irritated skin.. (For instance a diaper rash).. Bentonite Clay does wonders.. I put Bentonite Clay along with Lavender Essential Oil.. Also.. Also olive oil (very little) for dry skin..

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Baby Checklist. Week #9
1. My baby’s growing! Noah eats 4-5 oz of formula at every meal. If I’m breastfeeding, I don’t need to measure how much Noah eats — I just feed Noah on demand.
2. Baby can figure out where a sound is coming from! When Noah hears something that interests Noah, Noah turns Noah’s head and locates the source of the sound with his {name}’s eyes.
3. My baby seems a little constipated — Noah’s not pooping every day, and when Noah does, it’s hard. I move Noah’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.
08/20/14

Even at age (1) they can pick up their toys.. and help throw away some things..

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I did and always have sent thank you notes out for baby gifts or other gifts. I have to admit to being lax about it the past fe…


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08/13/14

1st - til 12 mths...2nd til he was 18 mnths.. and I am hoping my 3rd til 2 yrs..

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My toddler loves climbing on us. She will go round in round in circles climbing up one side of us and down the other. It is cut…


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