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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 07:52 AM   1451
MrsReed2015
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Canít quite believe that Rio will be 5 weeks old on Sat!!! We have already sorted through his clothes and had to buy more as he is growing so quickly!

I am exclusively breast feeding which is going so well! He is also sleeping through the night which I didnít expect to happen so quickly!

Healing well from my c-section and pretty much back to normal now. How is everyone else doing?



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 07:46 AM   1452
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I'm jealous! lol. Dorothy doesn't sleep through the night yet. Most nights we do get nice 3-4 hour naps, but other nights she literally doesn't go down until 5am. She's a sleepy angel in the mornings, though, so at least I get naps in then. Poor DH doesn't!

I'd love to be exclusively breast feeding, but Dorothy won't do it. Can latch. Refuses. So I'm pumping and bottle feeding, but since a pump will never be as efficient as a baby and since I refuse to sacrifice even more sleep to pump at night, I don't quite have enough for her and we're giving formula 1-2 times in a 24 hour period; usually mornings because she goes through all the pumped milk overnight while I'm not pumping. But at least DH can feed her half the time, right?

She's 4 weeks today and goes for her 1 month "well baby" checkup with the family doctor next Tuesday. Can't wait to hear what her official length and weight are then! I can see a lot of difference in her lately. She's growing like a weed!



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 04:58 AM   1453
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There is a lot of pressure to breast feed. I figure if it works for you, then great, if it doesn't then that's great too! As long as baby is happy and healthy

Yes we are lucky with sleep, especially for a breast fed baby!

He is now 5 weeks.. I need to update my ticker lol! Getting him weighed on Tues.

Keep me posted on Dorothy's progress



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 15:05 PM   1454
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I hope Logan's sleeping through the night at 5 weeks! He generally feeds every 2 hours, and I seem to get one 3 hour gap at night. He's also really noisy at night and takes a while to settle... not something he has an issue with during the day! Didn't get on very well with breastfeeding so he's on formula now. Feel really guilty about it, but he's doing well and gaining weight (8lb4oz at birth, 8lb1oz at 5 days, then 8lb11oz at 10 days)! We'll find out on Tues his 3 week weight. We tried breastfeeding but it was really painful (despite a good latch) and he only stayed on a few minutes before he came off screaming for more milk. My milk never fully came in so I barely got anything pumping. Considering he takes about 4oz every 2 hours, I could never have kept up with demand! On the plus side, he's given us a few nice proper smiles, which makes the lack of sleep totally worth it! Glad you're doing well, MrsR and Orglethorp! How's everyone else doing?



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 21:55 PM   1455
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Ivy was weighed 2 weeks ago at 7lbs 11oz by the health visitor, my step dad got his fish weighing scales out and we put her in them yesterday and it said she's 8lbs 13oz now 🙈 (he has an new net that hadn't been used before )
We're breastfeeding too, she has a bottle of formula before bed because I'm completely drained by then and don't have anything left to give her, she wakes once between 2am and 3am and by then my boobs are crying to feed her lol.



 
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