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The Baby Came Early & other changes

May 14th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

So DD decided to make her appearance 5 weeks early, before I was able to have 3 of my 4 baby showers. Good thing we were able to return a lot of stuff so we could use our store credit because there were a lot of things we still needed. We've almost settled into a routine. I was also able to get my first 2 weeks after my leave as work at home time which will be very useful. Since DD was early, we aren't allowed to take her out or have many visitors so our spending this month has actually been way down.

Shortly before, DH started a third job giving speech lessons to a local woman. This has been earning him an additional $50 a week. The extra cash is nice.

I'm hoping by the time I return from leave I will have my data and be able to start working on my dissertation.

DH has started working on his APLE repayment paperwork. There might be a hitch, but hopefully everything will work out.

12 Responses to “The Baby Came Early & other changes”

  1. Shiela Says:

    So you got to celebrate mother's day with the new baby this year?
    Congrats!

  2. baselle Says:

    Congratulations! Hopefully you are getting some sleep?

  3. snshijuptr Says:

    @Shiela - Yes we did celebrate Mother's Day with both sets of grandparents.

    @baselle - We are getting a little less sleep than we might due to having to simultaneously breastfeed, pump, and bottlefeed since she is so young. Still, I'm getting a decent amount of sleep by staying in bed around 14 hours a day. Of course I'm writing this during a 3am feeding/pumping.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations on your new baby girl!!

  5. laura Says:


    Many blessings to you and your new precious baby! Smile

  6. Monkey Mama Says:

    Congrats!!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Congratulations! I assume all is okay with her despite her early arrival? My first son came three weeks early and he was too small for newborn clothes -- but he's 6'2" now!

  8. snshijuptr Says:

    @CB - Sh was fine just tiny. There was a bit of jaundice and she was sleepy so we had to wake her to do the triple feeding thing (breast, pump, bottle), but otherwise everything is normal.

  9. Swimgirl Says:

    Congratulations!!

  10. Looking Forward Says:

    Congatulations!
    What a blessing that she's healthy and fine. Smile

  11. Jerry Says:

    Congrats and welcome to the little one! That is great news... Smile Jerry

  12. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congrats! The unexpected earliness is shocking! But it's also fun. I breastfeed after a month of not because my 1st DD came early. She was exclusively formula feed actually because of the jaundice and nicu.

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