Intro - New to AP'ing

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Intro - New to AP'ing
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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 7:22pm
Hi! I am Dianne and we just had our DD#2, Thalia (pronounced Tal-i-ya). We are pretty much going the AP this go around. Thalia is our Rainbow baby (baby after the loss of our son at 4 days old), so she is super extra special. I have never AP'ed with our children, besides breastfeeding. Bregan (our late son) was born at home (planned HB), he was our crunchy baby. My first son, Dakota (18)was BF'ed and he slept with me for awhile, DD#1 (Aidan - 4) never liked sleeping in our room or with us. She was also BF'ed, but we did do sleep training with her. Thalia is BF'ed, co-sleeps with us (either in the bed on my side or in her Arms Reach), plus we also BW with her! I do let Thalia cry some - but it's more when I just can't get to her right at that moment, but I know she is safe. Maybe with #4 I am little more immune to the fussiness - LOL! ;)
Anyway, I have never read Dr. Sears, but I do have his delay VAX schedule to give to my ped tomorrow for Thalia's appt. But, I am sure I do have some general questions for later. I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself!
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http://rememberingbregan.blogspot.com/ Dianne Wife to Super, Awesome, No Limits US Army Officer - Matthew. Mummy to: DS - Dakota John - 18 yo., DD - Aidan Isabella - 4 yo., DS - Angel - Bregan Michael - 3 1/2 days old 11/23-11/27/2008, DD- Thalia Evan 1/24/10, 2 x Miscarriage Survivor 2003 & 2004.
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Registered: 01-30-2008
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 5:00pm
Congratulations on your beautiful little girl and welcome to the board! Feel free to ask anything that may come up but it looks like you're doing a great job so far. Samantha did cry more as an infant than I let Dominic but like you that was out of necessity. When there are other kids it does slow the response time sometimes.
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Registered: 10-28-2005
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 10:07am
Welcome to the board, Dianne! Thalia is just beautiful. It sounds like you are doing great!


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Registered: 08-16-2004
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 7:07pm

Welcome! I'm also a member of Parenting after a Stillbirth/Infant Loss if you ever want to pop over there. DD is turning 3 and is our rainbow baby.

I agree with another little one around it's harder to respond to the cries as quickly. I honestly don't feel that emergent feeling like I did with #1. I'm much more relaxed and I want her to encourage her to figure things out without mom always jumping right in. I still do my best to respond with love.

I love babywearing so much, glad you've had the chance to experience it.

Jeska


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Registered: 01-09-2005
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 11:10pm
Welcome to the board and congratulations on your new addition, she's beautiful.
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