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I know I have worked really hard to find work from home jobs. When I first started in 2008, it was a matter of scouring the int…


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Mmmmmm........I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)


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Baby Checklist. Week #6
1. I’m getting really good at knowing what my baby is saying. I’m learning to read her cues, and know if she’s hungry or tired — usually even before she starts to cry.
2. I thought all those freezer meals I prepped when I was pregnant were going to last forever, but now they’re starting to get a little low. Time to start cooking again.
3. My baby’s immune system isn’t fully developed, so I’m making sure to protect her from germs. When we’re out in public, I keep sanitizer handy, and I never give her a toy or pacifier that’s fallen on the ground.
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4. I’m making sure to stay hydrated, especially if I’m breastfeeding. I bought some extra water bottles so I can always keep one filled and nearby. 
5. My partner and I have talked about choosing a babysitter. We’ve started making a list of instructions about our baby’s bedtime routine so we can get an evening babysitter when we feel ready.
6. My baby startles easily. If she hears a sudden noise or if I put her down too quickly, she throws her arms out and then pulls them back.
7. I love talking with my baby! She doesn’t talk back, but she does imitate my expressions. You should see her smile!
Michelle Sheets answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #7
1. When I dangle objects in front of baby, he follows them with his eyes.
2. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m starting to be able to put baby down when he’s ’s sleepy but still awake. He can sometimes put himself to sleep if I catch him at just the right time!
3. My baby has had her 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.
Michelle Sheets answered to:
Baby Checklist. Week #8
2. If I hold baby up on her feet, she puts some of her weight on her legs. I don’t do this often, because it can affect her hip development, but she just loves it when I do! — it’s like she can’t wait to start standing on her own.
3. Baby is starting to get picky about who holds her {name} — and just when we were feeling ready for a babysitter! She 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 #9
1. My baby’s growing! He eats 4-5 oz of formula at every meal. If I’m breastfeeding, I don’t need to measure how much he eats — I just feed him on demand.
2. Baby can figure out where a sound is coming from! When he hears something that interests him, he turns his head and locates the source of the sound with his {name}’s eyes.
3. My baby seems a little constipated — he’s not pooping every day, and when he does, it’s hard. I move his 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.
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