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Shawna - posted on 08/13/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hello,

I am a 29 year old Mommy for the first time 2 a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Rylie Paige and she is 11 weeks old. She weighed 6lbs. 8oz. at birth and was 19 3/4 Inches long. Now she weighs 9lbs. 4oz. and is 20 7/8 Inches long. Any advice you have would help me..........

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Shawna - posted on 08/14/2009

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Thank you so much for all the GREAT ADVICE Hanna. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. At what age can I have my daughter's ears pierced. She will be 3 months on the 28th of this month? Thanks Again, Shawna

Hanna - posted on 08/13/2009

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oh, forgot one more -- take it easy. don't try to be a super-mom & do everything -- laundry won't go anywhere if it's not done every day and neither will the house. if you can't do it all, do it in stages or clean only the rooms where the baby is and the rest, you'll get to it when you get to it. get your rest -- you're tired as is, and you won't do anyone any good if you get sick or start having problems because you keep over-exerting yourself. learn to prioritize and the rest, can wait. try to find a bit of time for yourself & for you & ur partner as a couple and not just parents. if income permits, buy a few comfortable yet sexy outfits (not overtly, but just something that makes you feel good), maybe put on some make-up when you go out -- you'll be surprised at how much easier the whole postpartum recovery is and even if you won't fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes right away, at least you won't feel fat and ugly until you do or become depressed that you don't anymore.

Hanna - posted on 08/13/2009

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I'll pass on what I have learned and has worked for me



1. Try to enjoy every day that you're a mommy

2. Remember that your daughter lives in your household and any routines/procedures you do with her have to fit your lifestyle (i.e. if you don't go to bed at 10 and wake up at 6 am, there's no reason why you need to put your daughter down for the night at 8 so that she's up by 6, maybe you can put her down a bit later & in turn u'll be able to sleep in a bit)

3. teach your daughter as much as possible about how to be independent -- will make for easier toddler/pre-school years.

4. the more you stimulate your child (and i don't mean playing mozart day and night & shakespeare tapes, but just expose her to as many experiences as possible -- take her to the park, the zoo, the aquarium or alternatively a park with a pond or a petting zoo), the more connections the brain will make at this early stage and the more well-rounded your daughter will be later on in life (that also goes for food -- the more balanced you eat & the more variety you have in your diet, the greater are the chances of your child not growing up a picky eater)

5. get into healthy habits early on -- it'll help you lose weight and stay in shape & healthy, but it will also develop these habits in your baby early on in life and will definitely minimize chances of obesity or health problems later on in life.



Congratulations on your first baby and good luck to you! And if you ever need help, we are all here for you to help or to listen.

Hanna - posted on 08/13/2009

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I'll pass on what I have learned and has worked for me



1. Try to enjoy every day that you're a mommy

2. Remember that your daughter lives in your household and any routines/procedures you do with her have to fit your lifestyle (i.e. if you don't go to bed at 10 and wake up at 6 am, there's no reason why you need to put your daughter down for the night at 8 so that she's up by 6, maybe you can put her down a bit later & in turn u'll be able to sleep in a bit)

3. teach your daughter as much as possible about how to be independent -- will make for easier toddler/pre-school years.

4. the more you stimulate your child (and i don't mean playing mozart day and night & shakespeare tapes, but just expose her to as many experiences as possible -- take her to the park, the zoo, the aquarium or alternatively a park with a pond or a petting zoo), the more connections the brain will make at this early stage and the more well-rounded your daughter will be later on in life (that also goes for food -- the more balanced you eat & the more variety you have in your diet, the greater are the chances of your child not growing up a picky eater)

5. get into healthy habits early on -- it'll help you lose weight and stay in shape & healthy, but it will also develop these habits in your baby early on in life and will definitely minimize chances of obesity or health problems later on in life.



Congratulations on your first baby and good luck to you! And if you ever need help, we are all here for you to help or to listen.

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