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Shortly after having Hunter Tom, aka UWSDad, changed jobs.  This caused a change in our insurance.  Unfortunately, the wonderful pediatrician we found no longer could be Hunter’s doctor.  She does not accept our new insurance.  I searched high and low to find another doctor near our apartment and have had no luck.  I have even gone back to the wonderful doctor and paid full price!  (more…)

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I am not one to really like getting “advice” from other parents so I am not going to give any advice in this post.  However, I will provide some insight from my personal experience so far.  I was savoring the newborn time in which Hunter would be awake for 6 hours straight and when I was getting like 3-4 hours sleep a day.  I felt like I was a hero for being so selfless.  I was living in the moment and not thinking that this was not going to last forever.  Now that we are at 7 weeks, I am now realizing that this moment and experience will change tomorrow or even later today.  Hunter is now sleeping for long(er) hours and eating much more at each sitting.  He is cooing and “talking”.  He tries to laugh and is much more active with this arms and legs.  It feels like just yesterday he was only smiling or “talking” when I coaxed him rather than him doing it on his own.  Just when I get used to one thing, Hunter has moved on to doing something new.  I have learned to savor every moment and cherish the time I have now with Hunter as an infant as it is fleeting.

Motherhood is the best job I have ever had and some days I feel like nothing else exists aside from Hunter and myself.

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The title is just for dramatic purposes.  Breastfeeding is turning out to be a great experience for myself and Hunter.  It did not start out that way and there were times in which I really thought that we would end up having a formula fed only baby.  It started out with the jaundice.  Hunter had to be in a phototherapy light booth all day aside from 20-30 minutes for feedings.  Let me just start by saying that first time mothers don’t have any idea what we are doing.  At least this first time mother had no idea what she was doing and to be put under pressure to breastfeed her baby in 20-30 minutes was daunting.  It would take me 20-30 minutes to get him to latch on sometimes.  And then after bringing Hunter home I thought he was doing great with breastfeeding.  We found out he had lost weight since coming home which means I was not being productive with the breastfeeding.  Again, thoughts of quitting went through my head.  (more…)

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I have such a great excuse – baby Hunter finally arrived.  He came on his due date and weighed 8 lbs, 8 oz and his height was 21 3/4 inches.  He takes up so much more time than I would have ever thought.  I did not know why new moms did not reply to emails or phone me.  I figured they were sitting around feeding their baby or on the computer.  I did not realize that babies require your attention 24/7.  Hunter is still trying to find his inner schedule.  He has not been successful yet but we are hopeful.  He had jaundice right after he was born and now has a terrible case of gas that he is still getting through.

Overall, motherhood is so much better than I thought and each day brings something new to love.   I do miss being pregnant though but lose that feeling a little more each day.  He is a blessing and a joy, even when he stays awake for 14+ hours throughout the day.

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