Category: Janet’s Blog

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Weekend Trip to Maine

Marlee will be entering third grade this year, which means that it is time to look at sleep-away camps this summer and find one for next summer. Now t...
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Summer in the City

School is winding down and I am really looking forward to summer. The past few weeks have been crazy busy with class picnics, plays and birthday celeb...
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My Life by Janet

Well, here I am, with a new baby — Dana. Marlee is now 7, and Bradley is 5. I also have an 11-year-old stepson, Jonah. My husband’s name is Rob. T...
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The Best Thing We Have Done

Life with three kids is amazing and crazy. I am always running somewhere with one child or two or three. When my stepson Jonah comes down to visit it ...
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Dana Finds Her Voice

Dana is changing daily in her appearance and her sleep patterns. I understand why her appearance changes. She is nursing well and her arms, legs and, ...
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Smiles All Around

Dana is fun! She is smiling a lot and truly is a happy baby. She is most chatty when she wakes up in the morning. It’s amazing that she wakes up smi...
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Juggling

I feel like an acrobat juggling two kids and a baby — and, of course, the husband — so it’s actually like having four children. I have managed t...
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Amazing Transformation

I couldn’t take any more of those sleepless nights. Dana was miserable and screamed all day and night. She was inconsolable, constantly kicking her ...
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Survival

I feel like this is my firstborn child. Everything that you are not supposed to do, I am doing. I have been nursing Dana to sleep or nursing her until...
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Nurse Nightmare

Baby nurse #2 came and went pretty quickly as well. This nurse was recommended to me through a friend. I checked up on her and she seemed like she wou...
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Help at Last

I hired a night nurse just to help me get Dana to sleep before midnight and to help get her back to sleep in the middle of the night. Sometimes Dana w...
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Dana’s Arrival

Can’t believe that Dana is finally here! I am so happy to have a little girl. My kids were so excited that I had a girl, too. I cried when Marle...
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Dana’s First Weeks

Well, baby nurse #1 didn’t last too long. All she did was complain about how difficult a baby Dana was. The nurse was not very gentle with Dana eith...
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Time for sleep

Who can do that?
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Lack of sleep

I haven’t slept since I had the baby!  2 weeks old and I need a vacation!
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WEEK 39

It’s a Girl! I have so much to write about. I just have very little time to write these days. The last time I wrote, I was in the middle of cont...
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WEEK 38

Went back to the doctor for my weekly checkup and still nothing’s happening. Not dilated or effaced. I thought for sure that something would be happ...
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WEEK 37

Bradley’s Boo-Boo The baby is still not ready to come out. I went to the doctor and found out that I had tested positive for Beta Strep. This means ...
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WEEK 36

What an exciting week! My husband and the children came with me for my weekly doctor appointment and had the opportunity to see my sonogram. Marlee wa...
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WEEK 34

Countdown! Six weeks to go — I’m hoping it will be more like four weeks as I am so uncomfortable. I barely sleep more than two or two-and-a-half h...