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Baby Checklist. Week #7
1. When I dangle objects in front of baby, henry follows them with henry’s eyes.
2. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m starting to be able to put baby down when henry ’s sleepy but still awake. henry can sometimes put himself to sleep if I catch henry at just the right time!
3. My baby has had henry’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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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.
Sierra Versaggi answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #8
2. If I hold baby up on henry’s feet, henry puts some of her weight on henry’s legs. I don’t do this often, because it can affect henry’s hip development, but henry just loves it when I do! — it’s like henry can’t wait to start standing on henry’s own.
3. Baby is starting to get picky about who holds her {name} — and just when we were feeling ready for a babysitter! henry 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.
Sierra Versaggi answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #9
1. My baby’s growing! henry eats 4-5 oz of formula at every meal. If I’m breastfeeding, I don’t need to measure how much henry eats — I just feed henry on demand.
2. Baby can figure out where a sound is coming from! When henry hears something that interests henry, henry turns henry’s head and locates the source of the sound with his {name}’s eyes.
3. My baby seems a little constipated — henry’s not pooping every day, and when henry does, it’s hard. I move henry’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.
Sierra Versaggi answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #5
1. My baby is starting to pay more attention to the world. henry 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 henry in the play gym, henry looks at the different colors and bats at the hanging toys. Baby doesn't really have control of henry’s arms yet, but henry 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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Sierra Versaggi 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 henry all the hydration henry needs.
2. I’m giving baby a chance to experience different textures and colors. I put different fabrics on the floor for henry to touch during tummy time so henry can explore the sense of touch.
3. My baby is starting to get better head control. I still support henry’s head when I lift henry, 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 henry 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.
Sierra Versaggi answered to:
Baby Checklist. Newborn
1. My baby got henry’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 henry 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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