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No more cord!!

Yay! Melody’s cord finally came off today, which we discovered during a diaper change! Now we can finally give her a real bath in her tiny tub. I know she HATES baths, but i cant wait to take pics of her first bath

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Preemie Fears…

Ok, now how the heck do you get past the constant worry?? DD has been breathing heavy, and we thought she was weasing. So, of course, i panicked. Especially since my mom was over yesterday, and conviently didnt tell me she had Pneumonia!! I called the ped, and had the entire office in a craze! (This ped was actually MY ped from birth). So we get there, go directly to the back (we are not allowed to wait in the waiting room, so we have to call everytime we go). Dr was in our room in minutes, in panic, thinking she couldnt breathe at all (i guess the nurse didnt convey my message well). All turned out fine, just a bit of nasal drippage. So saline drops and saline breathing treatments. No infection, no respitory distress. And, shes finally back to her birth weight.

Is this normal? For me to jump at every wierd sound? Im terrified of RSV, and she has not yet had her first shot. Ugh, how do us mamas relax? Or is that not an option? Im just feeling … Dh understands, but my family thinks im an overprotective, baby hoarding mama…

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First cloth diaper

As soon as we found out there was a chance of her being born early, we bought some preemie cloth diapers. They were still too big! Onward went the search of a cloth diaper that would fit.
Here she is in her very first cloth diaper!

And of course her first mama made “wool pants” that were initially supposed to be shorts!

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First Dr Visit

Melody go to see her dr for the first time today! She is weighing 4lbs 9oz, and is 17 1/4″ long. She must have been squirmy at birth to get the wrong length, lol! Other than that she seems to be super healthy and happy. We start her RSV shots at the next visit, and have to keep her inside until RSV season is over. No public places or sick friends and family. A small bonus though, we do not have to wait in the waiting room. We always have to go directly to the back of the office when we arrive to avoid germs!