Abby at Almost 2 Months Old

March 2, 2010

I have a few good photos of Abby as she approaches her 8th week, okay – two month – birthday. Here is one to start and I’ll post a few more later…..

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Dr Karp’s 5 S’s of Calming a Colicky Baby

February 18, 2010

Today’s Long Beach Press-Telegram had an article by Dr. Harvey Karp about calming a baby. Since Abby has been colicky, I read with great interest what suggestions he had. The suggestion I wanted to pass on to my daughter was to try his 5 S’s he called the “calming reflex.” It is this: “It’s a virtual off switch for crying babies and on switchfor sleep that can calm even colicky babies in minutes or less,” Karp said. “The key is to imitate the womb environment with the five S’s: swaddling, side or stomach position, the “shhhhh” sound, swinging and sucking.” Let’s try that on Abby!

Here is Dr. Karp’s website http://www.happiestbaby.com and two of his popular books:

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old: Revised Edition

Hope this helps!

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Abby Video I – She’s 2 Days Old

February 4, 2010

Here is a little clip of Abby. She is almost exactly 2 days old here. It is January 7 at around 8 pm in the evening. She was born at 8:10 pm on Jan 5th.

More photos here.

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Video of 5 Day Old Abby, Austin and Grandpa Ron

February 1, 2010

Austin and Papa share a moment with 5 day old baby Abby.

Unfortunately the moment is short-lived as Abby cries and Mama is ready to feed her! One of the last things on the clip Austi says is that he wants to hold Abby. She ends up going to Mama for a feeding, but after she’s done, Austi does get to hold her. He is doing so well with his little baby sister!

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Grandma and Abby Photos

January 21, 2010

Now it is Grandma Sue’s turn to hold Abby!

Grandma and Austi…

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Grandpa and Abby Photos

January 20, 2010

Grandpa Ron was delighted to have a chance to hold Abby. Austi and Grandpa did some double bonding with Abby as well…

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More Austin and Abby Photos

January 19, 2010

Austi is so excited that Abby is finally born! I think he thought she’d be able to play with him right away. The fact she’s so small and ‘just a baby’ has him intrigued.

Wide-eyed about it all….

and giving Abby a kiss…….

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