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Loves drinking out of her sippy cup. 7 months and 9 days.
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How and why is it so common for a younger mother to have gallbladder problems after giving birth? Its been over five months sin…


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Lilly and her Daddy. She was really holding the blanket. I love my little family I have.
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Baby Checklist. Week #8
2. If I hold baby up on Lillian’s feet, Lillian puts some of her weight on Lillian’s legs. I don’t do this often, because it can affect Lillian’s hip development, but Lillian just loves it when I do! — it’s like Lillian can’t wait to start standing on Lillian’s own.
3. Baby is starting to get picky about who holds her {name} — and just when we were feeling ready for a babysitter! Lillian 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.
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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 Lillian all the hydration Lillian needs.
2. I’m giving baby a chance to experience different textures and colors. I put different fabrics on the floor for Lillian to touch during tummy time so Lillian can explore the sense of touch.
3. My baby is starting to get better head control. I still support Lillian’s head when I lift Lillian, 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 Lillian 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.
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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 Lillian 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 Lillian’s palm. Lillian also has strong opinions — Lillian cries to tell me how Lillian feels! Right now Lillian can only see black and white patterns, not colors, so Lillian 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 Lillian a sponge bath. I won’t be using the baby bath or putting Lillian all the way in the water till after his cord falls off.
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Baby Checklist. Week #2
1. It’s never too early for tummy time! I’ve started laying my baby on Lillian’s belly for a few minutes every day to help baby build Lillian’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! Lillian turns Lillian’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 #3
1. My baby had another checkup. Lillian 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 Lillian’s vision, Lillian follows it with Lillian’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.
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Lillian with her Grandma Lauire and Grandpa Ed. They love her so much. They even cried when they seen her for the first time.
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Lillian all cozy with her Daddy. I love this picture.
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My sleeping prince.
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Heaven Laffartha replied to the post

Born: May 23, 2014
Due Date: June 9, 2014
Weight: 6 pound and 6 ounces
Length: 19 and a quart inches.
She is so beautiful with …


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Heaven Laffartha replied to the post

Born: May 23, 2014
Due Date: June 9, 2014
Weight: 6 pound and 6 ounces
Length: 19 and a quart inches.
She is so beautiful with …


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Heaven Laffartha replied to the post

Born: May 23, 2014
Due Date: June 9, 2014
Weight: 6 pound and 6 ounces
Length: 19 and a quart inches.
She is so beautiful with …


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Heaven Laffartha is already on 37 week of pregnancy!
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Heaven Laffartha is already on 36 week of pregnancy!
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Heaven Laffartha is already on 35 week of pregnancy!
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Because of where my placenta is my fiancee wasn't able to feel Lillian my little girl move. Until yesterday when I turned 34 we…


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