What is your JB up to?

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Registered: 11-01-2011
What is your JB up to?
Wed, 09-05-2012 - 8:19pm


They eat every 3-4 hours - 4-5ozs on avg.. sometimes up to 7ozs

At night they sleep from 12/1am til 6/7am - that's the longest stretch.

They suck their fists.. not fingers or thumb

They roll onto their tummy but can't roll back off it and freak out if left that way.

They hate tummy time ....but... so far Rylee can lift her head off the mat, Josh can lift his head up but not for long and not very high..   Emi can lift it a lil bit but gets totally drooly and frustrated.

They know their names

They smile and talk constantly

They watch some of the baby shows on Sprout and the Baby Channel

They cry...alot... usually because they want more food..  or to be picked up.

Unlike my DD, I dont take them out much yet.  It's just too challenging to take 3 babies anywhere by myself.  So for now we hang out in the living room on the play mat and occasionally in the stroller for quick walks up and down the driveway.



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Registered: 10-20-2007
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 9:35pm

Anneliese is generally a very happy baby.  She's smiling and cooing alot.  I have a feeling she's going to be more outgoing like my first DD. 

She has reflux and is always urping up.. everything is soaked with milk... her, me, the floor, the burp cloth, etc.

No rolling over yet. But because of her reflux, she is almost always upright in a swing, chair etc or everything comes up more than it already does.  She hates tummy time.

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Registered: 07-02-2005
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 9:53am

Nicholas is a pretty easy baby. Let's see what he is up to now.

He eats every 3 hours when he is awake. Anywhere from 4-6oz.

He sleeps through the night. He goes down between 7 and 8 and gets up between 5 and 6. (and he sleeps on his back)

He loves to eat his fists.

He would love to get his toes in his mouth, but he just can't coordinate it yet.

He loves to stand while you hold his hands (and dance).

He can roll from his back to his side, but then his arms get in the way and he can't finish the roll.

He is not a fan of tummy time.

He still does not like traveling in the carseat without his brothers in the back with him.

He is a pile of drool.

He loves to talk and kick his feet. He gets the biggest smile when he sees me walk into a room.

He still wants to nuzzle my breast even though I really am not producing milk anymore.

He is my joy.

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Registered: 11-30-2008
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 10:14pm
My LO eats about every two hours but sometimes it'll stretch out if she's being bounced about or falls asleep.

She's sleeping through the night! Not every night but more nights she sleeps then wakes up. Right now she's going to sleep between 9 and 10 then waking up around 6 to 7. It's been really nice and one night when we were out late she went to sleep around 11 and slept until 8!

She can't roll over but her head is pretty sturdy. She hates tummy time but likes to lay on her back. She still loves her bouncy seat and swing.

We're getting a lot more smiles and cooing. Still not interest in toys.

She spits up quite a bit and frequently. I feel like I'm forever covered in spit up.

Overall she's a happy baby and more relaxed and less needy then her big brother.
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Registered: 04-28-2008
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 2:56pm
Awe, so good to read all these stories. We're somewhere in the middle on all aspects, nothing special but doing well : )

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Registered: 10-12-2008
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 1:48pm

My JB is doing amazing.

She sleeps through the night (up to 12 hours) and has been since 6 weeks old.

Marissa is a thumb sucker - not hands or fingers - she gets her thumb right in her mouth since she was 3 days old.  As she is getting bigger it is getting easier for her but when she is over tired I can see her struggle and sometimes get her to take a pacifier just to settle down.  Otherwise she refuses the pacifier.

She is formula fed and eats 6oz every 3 hours for a total of 5 bottles per day.  She sometimes spits up a huge amount but doesn't appear to be in pain and is gaining weight so her dr isn't worried.

We don't do a lot of tummy time due to the spitting up and also needing to keep DD1 from climbing on her but when she is on her tummy she lifts her head way up and would probably roll if I gave her more practice time.

She has great head control but I'm not ready to sit her in anything yet.

Marissa likes to talk and smile at me (especially during diaper changes).  Lately she has been testing out gurgling her spit in the back of her throat.


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Registered: 01-20-2005
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 3:42pm

So I read all these and have tears in my eyes.

I worry about Taylor everyday. how much effect did 28wks have on him? Medically we saw nothing but developement wise there could be stuff.

So he eats all the dang time. Like for 10 mins about every 2 hours. But he can empty even the engorged breast (6ish oz when I pumped) in that time.

Sleep- well he mostly naps in the swing. But for small stretches (30 mins or so) he will nap in the pack and play. He sleeps usually a good 6-7 hours in the crib at night. He goes down around 9pm. Nurses then sleeps with me the rest of the night. I sleep alone so thats easier than trying to keep dad from squashing him. he sleeps on his back so we have to do tummy time.

tummy time he hates. Does better on the boppy- so we do that.

His two bottom teeth are mostly through and he drools like crazy.

Doesn't roll.

does suck his thumb, or the binkie or the momma ALL.THE. TIME.

We worked our butts off and now he is EBF!!

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Registered: 04-02-2011
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 8:47pm
Sounds like Taylor is doing great. Sounds like he's right in there for his adjusted age. Way to go on EBF! Sounds like he's efficient. I can't believe he has two teeth already. I like that you're using the boppy even though tummy time is tough.

I totally hear you on the worrying. I'm an OT, working with mostly school age (3-21) so I'm rusty on younger development but know enough to be dangerous and make myself crazy. Rowan was small and had premie-like qualities. He's about two weeks behind. But still in the typical. Not rolling either. Starting to sleep 4-6 hours at night and naps 30-60 min stretches during the day. Tummy time is getting tougher, he wants to be up and watching the world.

All that to say, I know it's hard not to worry but you and he are doing great.