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1. I’ve scheduled another vaccination visit for baby. This month, bennett will get bennett’s final Hib and PCV13 doses, as well as another DTaP and another MMR. bennett will also get a dose of Hep A, and if it’s flu season, bennett will get a flu shot, too.
2. Baby took bennett’s first steps! And we caught them on camera!
3. Baby can handle a bumpier stroller ride now, so I’m investing in a jogging stroller. Now I can get baby outside while also getting myself some real exercise!
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4. Baby loves sorting objects into containers. bennett is fascinated by putting things in and taking them out. I don’t even need toys these days — bennett can get completely absorbed in playing with an old baby wipes box and a few toilet paper rolls.
5. While I’m out jogging or walking with baby, I’ll take a minute to appreciate something beautiful in nature like the sunrise, sunset or a wildflower.
6. My dentist told me I can start using toothpaste on baby’s teeth, so I bought some fluoride-free toothpaste. I’ll use this until baby is old enough to learn to spit it out instead of swallowing.
7. I’ve started writing morning pages in my journal. Every morning when I first wake up, I write a page or two or draw a picture about whatever pops into my head. It’s really helping to spark my creativity!
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Baby Checklist. Newborn
1. My baby got bennett’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 bennett 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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