differences....

Jascinta - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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over the last 2 months, i've been so amazed getting to know rylan..... and just how completely different his personality is to jarmaynes even at this early age.

jarmayne needed a fair bit of encouragement to make him smile and coo (very serious baby lol)... but rylan smiles if you look at him.. let alone encourage him! and what a talker!!! he'll even be trying to talk to you while attached and feeding, quite often pulling away just to give a big grin and and an extra few coo's, then quickly reattaching lol. ever since about 5 wks old, if you coo at him he coo's straight back. jarmayne was a projectile vomiter :O- rylan barely chucks at all. anyway, before i just bore everyone with the million and one differences between them.... i was just interested in everyone elses 'newborn experiences... good and bad, first or second, etc baby, ways of coping? just for fun :D

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Amy - posted on 05/02/2010

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It is amazing how different kids can be that have the same two parents. I have four children, and all four are very different. I think the biggest thing is to not get hung up on comparing them. No matter how many you will have, each and every one will be totally different! Enjoy getting to know every little bit of their personality.

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Roxanne was and still is THE most chill baby ever! I wouldn't say she was always super happy and smiling BUT she was always content. I really did luck out.......God knows I was scared shitless to become a mom!

Jess - posted on 04/26/2010

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Wow newborn Ava... well she was fantastic. Very predictable and liked to run to her own schedual. But that works for us. Taking her out in public was a nightmare. She was so tiny that every second person would stop us and want to look at her. I lost count of how many people asked if she was a doll ! Yes a grown women walks around pushing a pram and carrying half her house in the baby bag just for a doll ! The only thing we had to deal with other than 3 months of 3 hourly breastfeeding - I was very tired ! Was the 5 o'clock scream. 5pm - 6pm was non stop unconsolable screaming ! It broke my heart and John had to walk the floors with her. I was really lucky he took the first 6 weeks off and was home with me, which was a huge help. When we were in Special Care it was great knowing he didn't have to run off to work. I miss my newborn, I miss snuggling without the squirming ! But I love Ava's giggles and squels and her adorable crawling.

Jaime - posted on 04/26/2010

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Gray was a nightmare! lol...okay, not a nightmare, but man was his newborn stage a tough one! He had colic until he was 4 months old, along with acid reflux that still causes him to spit up and he's 14 months old now. I will admit that I did not bond with Gray until he was around 4 months old...that doesn't mean I didn't love him, I just didn't feel any kind of connectedness to him for a long time. Stress, post-partum, lack of support all contributed to the tough run that I had in the beginning...but now I have a difficult time remembering those early months, even though they were just a year ago. Gray has always been a smiler and ever since he found his voice, he hasn't stopped talking....and he NEVER sits still. I often see or hear people talk about cuddling with their kids...Gray doesn't cuddle--not even when he's sick. The only time I get to hold him and snuggle is if he wakes up in the middle of the night and needs help getting back to sleep...and even that's a fight to get him to settle down! lol...he's determined and I think I'm going to have my hands full as he grows.

Gray has always been a cheeky bugger though, and that's what I love so much about him. Even in utero he was letting me know that he's determined and has a mind of his own. Once when I went to have an ultrasound done, I was asking some questions about what I saw on the screen and the technician decided to see if she could get Gray to move for me. So she took her probe thingy and bumped my belly with it three times and when we looked at the screen you could see his bony spine bump back three times in the same rhythm as she had done...she was pretty impressed because she'd never seen a baby do that (I think I was about 15 weeks pregnant)

I love the stage Gray is at now because he's actually forming words and understanding what I say and able to respond back to me with his actions (going to get a book off of the shelf and bringing it to me to read to him). I don't plan on having any more kids, so I don't know that I will have any comparisons. I love Gray so much and I am enjoying being a mom so much more these days now that my head is clear and my stress is in check. Every day gets easier and easier and I just feel lucky to have him in my life.

Meghan - posted on 04/26/2010

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Joshua was a great baby-as long as he was being nursed or held..lol Loved his mommy and wanted to be near me all the time-after he was born the nurse said he heard my voice and lifted his head to "look" for me. I really don't think we had a crying issue where I couldn't calm him down until he was about 8 months old and got a bad cold. He's always been a very exppressive little boy and has always made funny faces...little ham! Everyone tells me now that the faces he makes are the ones I do, And he was a talker too, had lots of stories for everyone-we had a lull between 12-15 months where ALL he said was a ba (a ball). Although it was only 18 months ago, I really have a hard time remember all the little things- guess time does fly by really fast! I am so lucky I had such a good little man-of course it was hard but he is such a joy to be around that I just kinda breezed through it. My next baby (whenever that happens) will be the hard one cause I did have it too easy! lol

Meghan - posted on 04/26/2010

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Joshua was a great baby-as long as he was being nursed or held..lol Loved his mommy and wanted to be near me all the time-after he was born the nurse said he heard my voice and lifted his head to "look" for me. I really don't think we had a crying issue where I couldn't calm him down until he was about 8 months old and got a bad cold. He's always been a very exppressive little boy and has always made funny faces...little ham! Everyone tells me now that the faces he makes are the ones I do, And he was a talker too, had lots of stories for everyone-we had a lull between 12-15 months where ALL he said was a ba (a ball). Although it was only 18 months ago, I really have a hard time remember all the little things- guess time does fly by really fast! I am so lucky I had such a good little man-of course it was hard but he is such a joy to be around that I just kinda breezed through it. My next baby (whenever that happens) will be the hard one cause I did have it too easy! lol

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