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April 2014

A group for moms with babies born in April 2014.

Members: 49
Latest Activity: Jul 29

Welcome, mamas!

Be sure to introduce yourself on the wall and tell us all about your little one! Pics are good too :)

Discussion Forum

Best resturant?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host Jul 29. 0 Replies

What is your favorite place to eat at?  What food do you order when you are there? Continue

The first steps?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host Jul 26. 0 Replies

Do you remember the moment that you saw your little one take their first steps?  What was going on when you noticed?  How did you react? Continue

Happy birthday April babies!

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host. Last reply by Amber, Mom365 Host Jul 13. 2 Replies

Happy birthday to your April baby!In honor of your baby turning one- let's take a trip down memory lane- what was the best part of the last year for you?  What was the hardest?Continue

As an exhausted mom, I confess...

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host. Last reply by Amber, Mom365 Host Jul 13. 2 Replies

I confess, that last night, my youngest slept in her clothing- I just couldn't muster up the energy to locate the PJ's- I changed her diaper and placed her in bed!What exhausted mom confessions do…Continue

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Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on April 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

Happy first birthday to all the April 2014 babies and their mamas! Everyone here at Mom365 hopes your first year was a wonderful one. We look forward to seeing your babies grow and develop!

Comment by Amber, Mom365 Host on February 23, 2015 at 10:53pm

Hi Lilady,

Welcome!  Sounds like you have a wonderful family!  That is so neat you were able to have another little one 20 years later- and that your daughters are enjoying their little brother!

Comment by Lillady on February 22, 2015 at 10:24pm
Hi everyone, I'm Karen. Roscoe (Bear) was born on Easter, 4/20/14 by emergency c-section. We had previously scheduled a c-section due to his large size, but my water broke at 37 weeks 5 days. Arriving at the hospital, the doctor on duty decided that I should "try" to go naturally; regardless of my doctor's recommendations. Roscoe had other plans. Within 3 hours of arriving at the hospital, Roscoe made it clear, he was ready. Thankfully, Roscoe was born weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. A very normal size baby. I am dedicated to breastfeeding Roscoe for the first year. I am following the doctors' recommendations for solids, as well. Within a month of birth, we realized that Roscoe has severe eczema. Deleting dairy from my diet has helped, but there is no one cure. He's been off the chart for height since his 1 month check up and his weight is now in the 90th percentile. (His head too, hehehe) He's a big and healthy little boy. His first tooth erupted on 2/2 and his second erupted on 2/18. Thankfully, they have not interfered with breastfeeding. Neither he, nor I, am ready to stop. Currently, he his 31 inches, and 24.5 pounds. He's working on crawling. He doesn't have a lot of interest in crawling, as he's found he can roll just about anywhere he needs to go. I'm just so thankful that he's healthy.
Additionally, I have twin 21 year old daughters. Having a baby 20 years apart from my girls, has been extremely gratifying. My daughters are juniors in college, and they love their little brother. I have found a total and consuming love for motherhood all over again.
Comment by Amber, Mom365 Host on January 21, 2015 at 11:44am

Hi Ashleigh,

Welcome and congrats on your little Brielle!  So glad to hear that your little one is doing well! 

Comment by FamilyValues14 on January 20, 2015 at 10:29pm

Hi everybody. My name is Ashleigh and m baby Brielle was born 4/5 weighing 4lbs, 8oz at 36 weeks. We did IVF to get pregnant. It was a long journey, but it was worth it and she's here and healthy!!!

Comment by Victoria Riddle on November 20, 2014 at 9:15am
She probably just needs mommy to soothe her. That's your job after all. Babies aren't capable of soothing themselves. And letting her cry like that is damaging. UNT did a study in 2012 regarding that and found that babies are incapable of self soothing. They just learn their cries won't be answered.
Comment by Amber, Mom365 Host on November 20, 2014 at 8:44am

Sounds like she isn't very hungry when she wakes if she doesn't finish the bottle- that's so rough to have a little one getting up still! Maybe when she wakes up, pick her up to settle her, then lie her back down and try not giving her the bottle? Each night as you get her, make the time you hold her to settle her shorter and shorter- then she kinda gets weaned off the idea that she should get up.

Comment by Lauren Vasquez on November 19, 2014 at 8:13am
Thank you Amber, unfortunately I am unable to put her in her own room at this time. But we have thought about loving her or ourselfs to the front room. Not sure if that will help. Yes she is on solids and eats well then I give her a bottle with rice cereal in it as well right before bed. Most of the time she falls asleep while eating and doesn't finish the bottle no matter what I do to wake her.
Comment by Amber, Mom365 Host on November 19, 2014 at 6:27am

Hi Lauren! Congratulations on your little Kara! It can be normal for a 6 or 7 month old to still wake up sometimes- but it sure can be hard! Are you able to move her into her own room? I found that when I moved the kids into their own room, they started sleeping through the night way better! That might be worth a try if you can/are comfortable with it. Have you started solids with her? If not, you might try starting a little at night to see if that helps keep her tummy full.

Comment by Lauren Vasquez on November 19, 2014 at 12:49am
Hello I'm Lauren And my little Kara was born April 22. Weighing in at 5lbs 2oz at 37weeks. She is such a wonder already sitting by herself and doesn't want to be on her tummy but standing trying to take steps. Hardest thing right now is she still wakes up in the middle of the night for a bottle. Anyone else have this issue? If not any ideas how to break it. She gets so mad and screams at the too of her lungs if I leave her for to long. which is hard since she is still in our room.

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