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OMG, I Have Two Kids! {One Month Update}

One month in, and we’re still standing! 

(Actually, yesterday marked one full month with our baby girl, but a killer headache took priority and I hit the sack early.)

Our sweet Little E was born at 7lb 7oz, but at her 2-week appointment she only weighed 7lb 3oz, so they had her listed as underweight. So, to appease them, I took her in for a weight check yesterday. Exactly 2 weeks later, and she had gained a full pound, weighing in at 8lb 4oz. Take THAT! I wish doctors would utilize breastfeeding growth charts consistently. The thought that your baby might not be thriving is very scary, and could really cause doubt in many breastfeeding moms. The best rule of thumb I know: keep an eye on those diapers. If they’re full and frequent, you’re golden. And believe me, Little E has been filling hers like it’s her job (which, I suppose right now it is…)  Continue reading

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Preparing for a New Adventure: Tandem Nursing

Look what I got in the mail this week… I know, right? I never thought I’d need it. Especially with my kids spaced more than 3 years apart. I have to admit, the thought of nursing both of them – at the same time – is a little daunting. When I started nursing, I’d never even known a nursing mom, so I really am in uncharted territory with this whole thing. The only thing I know for sure is that I committed to a full-term run with my boy, and that run is still going pretty strong. Continue reading

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