- 8:49 am - Mon, Mar 10, 2014
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A couple of recent Instagram favorites !
This little avenger turns 5 weeks old tomorrow ! A lot of you had said that around six weeks your babes started getting a bit less fussy, and at the risk of jinxing it, i think that I can say that he’s starting to enjoy being awake without crying !
Yesterday we had lunch with a friend, went on a walk, and then had a couple visitors! He was so alert and happy!
I know I’ve talked about struggles with PPD and I plan on doing an update post at some point, but the last few days have been so much better. I’ve fallen in love with him over and over again, each time further than the last. I think I kissed him at least 35677 times yesterday!
Thanks for all of your advice on co sleeping. I feel really great about it when we are sleeping and then always second guess myself during the days. I think I should trust my mama intuition !
So excited for a walk and picnic in the park today, then a campfire with friends this evening !!
- 5:44 pm - Sun, Mar 9, 2014
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4 Weeks Post Partum:
So I was recently cleared to workout (sex has to wait another week unfortunately :-() and it feels grand!! I was able to run again, really run. Although it was at a much slower pace than I’m used to, my aerobic capacity was still pretty good!
I also made some energy balls last night that are DELICIOUS and pretty simple! I am going to try to get back into cooking healthy meals and snacks. Would you guys be bored of food posts or should I post some of them?! And workout posts?!
Life is slowly sinking in and I’m learning to love, act, feel and think in completely different ways. And although I’m stressed fairly often, the good feels are starting to outweigh the bad ones! So much to appreciate about my life!
EDIT: Recipe for the energy balls found here: http://www.primallyinspired.com/energy-balls-with-coconut-sunflower-seeds-dark-chocolate-and-dried-cranberries-vegan-paleo/
- 10:57 am - Sat, Mar 8, 2014
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March 7, 2014
60 degrees & sunny: 4 1/2 weeks old!
Okay so I know I’m about to jinx myself but this little guy has been a bit less fussy the last couple of days! He certainly has his fussier times, but he’s awake more often and surprisingly not that upset about it !
We have been going on walks in the moby and running errands like champs! I had to take him to the pediatrician yesterday because of red spots in his eye (turned out to just be dust) but he weighs and even 9 lbs now ! That’s a 12 oz gain in 2 weeks ! So breastfeeding seems to be working out :-)!
I’m also fitting in my old jeans and tops again which is so nice. And I was cleared to workout so I was able to go to the gym and lift a few weights and run for awhile. Let me tell you I think I smiled for an hour straight after that !!
How is everyone ?! Anything fun going on this weekend ?!
- 10:03 am - Fri, Mar 7, 2014
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You got a smile that could light this town and we might need it.
Cause it gets dark around here, real dark around here.
- 8:08 am
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We got to finally meet a friends baby last night ! It’s hilarious to me that their heads are basically the same size and Easton is two months older !!
Archer is still incredibly fussy in the evenings but the days seem to be a bit better. Although whenever someone besides Cody or I hold him, he gets fussy.
I’m hoping that by eight weeks old he is less fussy and more open to other people comforting him, because that’s when I will be returning to work ! I don’t want his sitter to have a hard time!
The doctor sAid the crying peaks at 6 weeks and then starts declining, did any mumblrs see this happen with your little ones ?!
- 1:31 pm - Tue, Mar 4, 2014
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Out and About: 1 month old !!
Today has been amazing ! This morning Archer slept long enough for me to pump, drink my coffee and relax for a few. Then later i was able to take my first shower without someone watching him, kept him in his swing and he slept the whole time !
We picked up sandwiches and went to have lunch with dad at work ! We also went to Goodwill to do some thrifting and he was awake the entire time and didn’t get fussy until the very end ! Probably because I fed him in the goodwill parking lot ha ! My first breastfeeding session in the car !
I will miss him being so small but I am so ready for him to be a bit older ! To smile and laugh ! To really recognize us !! And I wouldn’t complain about a decline in fussiness or better sleeping arrangement !
What do I have to look forward to in month 2?! So exciting !
- 8:10 pm - Mon, Mar 3, 2014
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March 3, 2014 - Monday
Current: no longer pregnant; 21 hours old not even a day
At 11:04pm Sunday March 2, 2014 Roscoe Cruz Clark decided to find his place in the world.
He is currently 8lbs 4oz and 20 inches long.
I am overly joyed and truly blessed. I still cannot believe what I have just done. But I am so thankful for my nurses, my doula, and my midwives! They made this experience so incredible.
Most importantly I want to thank Cody for being there. For loving me and supporting me through probably the greatest experience if my life. I love you.
And I love you so much Roscoe! I can’t believe you’re here! I can’t believe we are together! I can’t believe I can see you. You have my heart little one, forever and always.
I will be writing a birth story soon!
Finally ! So proud of this mama! Everyone go wish Klarizza congratulations and baby Roscoe a happy birthday !!! travelfarlittleone
- 9:49 am
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My side of the bed: 27 days old !!
I’ve recently begun to sleep on the right side of the bed. Throughout my pregnancy and ages before that I slept on the left side.
Let me tell you a bit about the right side of the bed. It’s lumpy, it’s cold, it’s impossible to sleep on. It’s something to get used to.
But you know what ? It’s where I want to be. The left side is safe. It’s safe and that’s not me anymore. Given much more time, I genuinely believe I wouldn’t have had the guts to move.
So here’s to getting used to the lumps, to the cold, to the loss of sleep. I’m becoming a whole new person on this side. Who will I be tomorrow ?!
- 9:30 am - Sun, Mar 2, 2014
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Guys I need help. I think that I am having some sort of foremilk / hindmilk imbalance. Starting last night little guy had frothy green poop. He was also way more gassy and had “colicky symptoms”. I am definitely guilty of comfort nursing him and I usually switch sides each time so I can see why he may be getting too much foremilk.
From what I have read it might be best for me to nurse from the same side for a few feedings. I also currently use a nipple shield because he won’t always latch without and when he does it doesn’t feel like a strong enough suck or latch.
Has this happened to anyone?! If so what did you do about it ?! Thanks guys !!
if you have tried block feeding shoot me a message and let me know how long you stayed on one side? Some people say to only nurse from one side for two hours, others say four hours. Or should I focus on number of times nursing ?