Friday, March 23, 2012

Harper's First Holiday

 You know I was excited for little Harpie's first holiday! We got her all decked out in green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day... all of the fun tuckered her right out! :)


Sorry for the lack of posts these days.. turns out having a newborn is pretty time consuming! We are currently dealing with what we think might be reflux. Our poor little girl spits up all the time & has lots of trouble sleeping. Therefore, mama doesn't get much sleep either. We are taking her to the doctor this week to hopefully get it all figured out. In the mean time, I hope to share my c-section details, hospital bag & post partum post with you all very soon. As well as my laundry list of "newborn must-haves" that I have been diligently taking notes on :) Happy Weekend to you all!!

53 comments:

  1. she is beautiful & you look awesome for just having a baby!

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  2. She is to cute! Finally you posted something! I was so happy to see a new post! Yippe :) Can't wait to here more!!

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  3. Have you looked into a "Nap Nanny" to help with the reflux? I nanny for triplets and two of them had reflux. The parents bought these foam reclining seats. They keep the baby upright to help with reflux. They are 6 months old now and they still nap/play/eat in them they are awesome! I think you can get them at Babies R Us

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  4. Oh so sweet! You are a beautiful Mama :) So, from experience just know that almost 99% of babies have some sort of "tummy" issues, reflux/gas/troubles going poo, are super common and my ped always told me you have to remember their little systems are BRAND NEW they are getting used to everything and almost every every baby will grow out of these issues around 3mos or so. As far as sleep well thats what having a newborn is...no sleep! My son is 2.5 and still will wake up in the middle of night. It will always be something...when she grows out of her tummy issues, then she'll start teething and be up all night! Just life with a babe :)

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  5. take her to a chiropractor! it works wonders w/ colic, reflux, gas in general... I know from experience!

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  6. She is beautiful and you look amazing! I'm not sure if you read "This Runner's Trials" (www.runnerstrials.com) but she is a running blogger who recently had a baby as well and he is a reflux-y baby. Unsure if that's helpful, but maybe she'd have tips since she's written a lot about it!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

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  7. Our little girls are only about a week apart (my daughter was born on Feb 8th) so I'm right there with you with the spit up, the lack of sleep, and the love for our daughters. Cute photos, as always!

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  8. so cute :) we have major reflux issues in our house :-P hope things get better for her! let me know if you need and tricks to try ;) I think we've tried them all haha

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  9. What a cutie. Look forward to future posts-- I'm due in a week so I'll take all the advice I can get!

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  10. she is gorgeous! we had out little girl on January 16th this year, and we are having horrible reflux problems too. If you have any tips please share!

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  11. Gorgeous mom and baby! we had our baby girl on January 16th this year and we are having horrible reflux too! If you have any tips please share!

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  12. Your baby girl is beautiful and so are you. I think you're going to be a great mom. I love reading your posts.

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  13. She is so teeny and cute! You look great too! Both my boys had reflux, the meds worked wonders! Hopefully you get more rest soon!!!!

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  14. I read this article awhile ago. Just an idea to help :)

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/556127-fish-oil-for-infants-with-reflux/

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  15. Wow she is just one gorgeous baby girl! Love all her green! I hope things with her reflux get better, that can be tricky! You look amazing, you both are so beautiful! Cant wait to read more posts...and yes, babies are pretty time consuming! haha

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  16. Praying good health for you both!

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  17. Elsie was born on February 17th. Only a couple days after Harper. I have had Elsie in her boppy newborn lounger for about two weeks. It helps with reflux, but also with congestion. Little E has been extremely congested since about 3 weeks. They only cost 30 dollars and worth every penny. Nap nannies are great, but on the expensive side. Oh, I also have the blog app on my phone and tend to blog when Elsie is sleeping in my arms. I also have a newborn must have list going... Can't wait to read yours. I love new ideas!

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  18. Awwww Happy St. Patty's Day to sweet Harper! Can't wait for the upcoming posts you outlined!

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  19. If she cries a lot try gripe water it was a must for my second! Also for the sleeping babywise was also a life saver! It is about having your baby on a schedule which works for me because like knowing what to except & why my baby is crying (for the most part) I don't like playing the guessing game! Looking forward to more posts! & Harper is seriously a DOLL love all her hair reminds me of my girlys!!!

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  20. & with babywise I'm happy to say you will get sleep with a newborn both of my girls slept through the night (10:30pm-6:00am) at 5 weeks!!

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  21. Can't wait for the up coming post I need to take notes!

    gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  22. We had trouble with Elodie spitting up alot but her Dr. never took it seriously. Every time we laid her down she would spit up it seemed, so we put a pillow under the head of her bed and the slight incline made such a difference! I wish you luck, and your sweet little girl is adorable!

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  23. I was waiting for your St. Patty's day post! So adorable! --love the mini chalkboard!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  24. She is precious!! I have to say how great you look! I can't tell that you just had a baby! Maybe you could share any tips you have for getting your body back to normal after birth! Im pregnant and would love to know how you did it! :)

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  25. She is beautiful! I had two babies with reflux. Our Dr switched the formula 3 times on one and twice on another. It was a challenge for us but we got through it. I hope you are able to fix the problem soon! Have a great weekend!!! (Love your hair, BTW!!!)

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  26. You are SUPER not joking about a newborn being time consuming. I keep saying having a child is ALL consuming and I never realized it. She consumes my time, thoughts, sleep, personal space, body, etc... lol... It's so crazy how much changes SO quickly.

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  27. Reflux is no fun! Might check out a nap nanny!!!!! Sweet pictures. She's such a sweet peanut.

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  28. Looking great! Love Harper's holiday spirit :) She is too cute.

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  29. wow she looks just like you! so sweet. I have triplets and I love dressing them up for holidays!

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  30. I had terrible reflux as a baby and I know it was really hard on my parents. Good luck with getting everything fixed for Miss Harper! I love the name and she's so cute!

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  31. She is beautiful! My son had reflux (he is 2 1/2 and still does actually). The Nap Nanny was our wonderful! BuyBuy Baby in Alpharetta has them.
    Elizabeth

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  32. She is beautiful :) I look forward to the newborn must haves and hospital bag posts, I'm scheduled to be induced in 3 weeks and feel totally unprepared so any new mommy advice is loved!!! Again, she is beautiful congrats!!!

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  33. You look amazing!! Tell us your secrets for looking so good! I'm pregnant with our 3rd child and it's amazing how each baby is so different. Our last one spit up so bad and we thought he had reflux. They gave us some medicine and it didn't do any good. After looking at my diet, I realized I consumed a ton of dairy, and when I totally eliminated that from my diet, he became a new baby. It was amazing!!!!! I tell all my friends now to closely examine their diet when breast feeding.

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  34. we're sending love to you as you work through reflux and lack of sleep. beautiful mama and beautiful baby!

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  35. Try putting a pillow up her mattress on one side. My son had reflux too.. THey cant have pillows to help keep them up right but U can put a pillow under the mattress so it sits up itself. Also if you haven't tried it already, nurse more often so she takes smaller amounts :) Best of luck!

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  36. Awww the two of you are gorgeous! Love the pictures and it's great to have you back! I can't imagine how crazy life is with a newborn, but you don't look tired at all. I would probably be a wreck and not presentable enough for pictures. Can't wait for your upcoming posts! :)

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  37. great pictures.... you look amazing and Harper is precious!

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  38. She is beautiful!! You look gorgeous as always!! Love all the GREEN! and cant wait for the upcoming posts!:)

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  39. I love the little chalkboard. I really enjoy your posts.

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  40. yes please post all the newborn necessities! :) I'm expecting in a month, and would love to hear more than just what I have from my sisters and mom (they haven't had kids in a while so they could be leaving things out!) Such cute pictures!

    www.simplegirlsharon.blogspot.com

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  41. What a doll- you know I LOVE that green sparkly headband! You both look great!!! :)

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  42. My little Harper (6 weeks older than yours!) had trouble with gas. She cried a lot, especially in the middle of the night. I was told to try "Gripe Water" and it has made a WORLD of difference. I might suggest you try this. Now, we give it to Harper once a day and she never has a problem! :)

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  43. Oh she is just perfect! I can't wait to hold my baby girl in my arms. I can only imagine the feeling.


    Marissa
    The Simple Swan
    A Fashion, Beauty, & Maternity Blog

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  44. My son had severe acid reflux and soon as we got him into the peditrician and got a perscription we had a whole new baby! Good luck!

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  45. Sweet photo and you look amazing!
    PS: Elle also had reflux and by 4 months she was doing much better. Gripe water helped her a lot esp at night. Hope the visit went well.

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  46. SO cute! Love the little baby chalkboard - keep all the baby girl ideas coming, love your blog! Makes me excited for mine in a couple of months! :)

    Kristin

    www.dominicandeyoungs.blogspot.com

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  47. You're amazing! You're such a great mommy and so creative! I'm in a totally different part of my life... being in college and on study abroad right now in Germany, but reading your blog is like reading a great novel with pictures! I really enjoy seeing your journey into motherhood! :)

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  48. Gripe water was such an awesome find for my family! It tastes terrible though, however, my daughter didn't mind a bit!

    Gripe water

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