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A Place I Never Though I'd Be

   When you think about giving birth to your child, the painful labor always comes to mind. But you know it will definitely be worth it when they place that baby in your arms and you get to take him or her home and start your life with the new addition to your family. What you don't envision is not getting to hold him or her, and not being able to take him or her home when you leave the hospital. You don't think you'll see your baby in the NICU with tubes and machines hooked up to her 24/7…

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Added by Kristina Cappetta on October 28, 2011 at 7:50am — 2 Comments

A Borrowed Blog.

It's Wednesday, and I'm feeling way uninspired.  I don't know if it's the lack of sleep I've been dealing with over the past few days, or just a mid-week slump perhaps.  Either way, I am running on very little brain power - my batteries are about done.  Creative blogging was out of the question today, but I knew I needed to say something...even if it's just a blurp.  Don't worry - I'll leave you with something more…
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Added by Dinosaur Mommy on October 26, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

The Night You Were Born, Part I

Dear Baby Princess,

 

You turned 13 months old this week.

 

Which means I'm about a month later than I wanted to be with this post, but better late than never.  You may never be interested in reading about your birth (to be honest, I'm not sure I'd want to read about mine) but for some reason I feel like the story should be recorded.

 

You due date was Sunday, September 19.  Not surprisingly Sunday came and went, and by Thursday we were on our second…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Dr. Jen Is In: How to wean a toddler from nighttime nursing

"My daughter is 14 months old and still breastfeeding. I'm not sure if I want to wean her completely, or just start to. She still wakes up and I nurse her 2-3 times a night. Should I stop the night feedings? Will she sleep through if I do? Weaning advice please?" Mackenzie

This is a terrific topic for us to explore. If you are nursing your 14-month-old several times at night, you have got to break free for both of your well being. The beauty of nursing is not…

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Added by Dr. Jen on October 26, 2011 at 12:43pm — 3 Comments

But Mommy, I want to be a [fill in the blank]!

Picking my daughter's Halloween costume used to be pretty simple.  We like Disney, she likes princesses - our decision was made before we even went shopping. For her first Halloween she was Tinkerbell (Mommy's pick), second she was Snow White (Daddy's pick) and last year she chose Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty.  This year I thought it'd be a no-brainer - till she threw me a total curve ball. So in the spirit of Trick or Treat, here are 6 costume conflicts to let you know you're not…

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Added by Coco Cana on October 26, 2011 at 8:00am — 18 Comments

Who I Am, And Why I Won't Ask You To Be Me.

Many of you may have read my previous blog, Homemade Baby Food and an Accidental Journey into Hippie Parenting, and found it to be a bit preachy. This was not my intention.

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Added by Cait on October 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Dr. Jen Is In: How to stop sibs from hitting

I have 18-month-old twin daughters. They are very affectionate toward each other and seem to be very close. When we are doing activities, or perhaps one gets really excited, she will sort of swing her hands/arms in a flailing manner and smack the other either in the face or on the head. It doesn't ever seem to bother the other one, but I don't want it to turn into a problem in the future. Is it too early for time-outs? Alycia P…

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Added by Dr. Jen on October 19, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Breast Milk Donation

Dear Baby Princess,

 

You are completely finished breastfeeding.

 

Overall, the transition went pretty smoothly.  I was worried for a minute there but since you are equally accustomed to breastfeeding and bottle feeding, you barely seemed to notice when we cut out the "breast" portion.  The majority of my concern ended up being just how to make my body stop producing milk, since you were fine but I was totally uncomfortable.  I got some good advice including…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 17, 2011 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

My baby is a customer too...! Where is the Changing baby station please!

I never really thought about baby changing station until I had a baby. I find it unbelievable that restaurants and stores that have public rest rooms don't feel the need to have baby changing station. My son goes every where with me. He is a human being and will be respected as such. I make sure that Logan is feed and changed and happy so that he doesn't have to complain when we are out. I think that there is nothing worse than a crying baby out in public. It is our responsibility to meet…

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Added by Rosa on October 13, 2011 at 7:38am — 14 Comments

New York Trip

Dear Baby Princess,

 

You are fast asleep next to me on your Daddy's childhood bed.

 

You slept for a little while today in the crib that Grandma and Grandpa D set up for you (and for cousin J, when she's out on Long Island).  You sleep fine in it at night, but you really just hate napping in a crib.  The fact that you passed right out again when I brought you in here with me confirms, I'm pretty sure, that you really do just want to be part of the action and are…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday, Baby Princess

Dear Baby Princess,

 

You had a wonderful first birthday!

 

Yes, I’m a little late with this post.  But it’s been a pretty busy few weeks.  Last weekend all of your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins came to Atlanta to celebrate with you.  Friday night we went for Italian food with some of the group, and you were a rock star.  It was way past your bedtime but you were cheerful and good natured for the whole meal, fascinated by everyone who walked past. …

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 7, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

CLOSED: Book of the Month: "I Want My Hat Back"

UPDATE 11/7/11: This contest is closed and we are notifying the winner. Thanks for entering!

 

To enter to win a copy of book, post a comment below telling us which of your kid's books you like as much as your kid does.



Hats, and animals with tails, are some of my just…

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Added by Katie, Mom365 Host on October 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

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