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Ashlee is Mama of one darling boy. A 28 week early bird, now 1 and some change, doing beautifully. She lives near Chicago with her sweetheart husband and French Bulldog. She's a thinker not afraid to get her silly on. Babywearer, veggie queen, photography nut. Before the domestic days Ashlee was pursuing a future in developmental psychology but has happily shifted gears in favor of staying at home and couldn't imagine doing anything else. In her free time (ha!) you can find her whipping up babyslings, holding down the fort at Mama Speaks and spotlighting as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Instructor.


Somebody woke up this weekend and decided to be a big boy! The changes 24 hours can bring sometimes are amazing. Xavier is now holding up his head every chance he gets, babbling and cooing like crazy, so alert when he's awake and those smiles...! We've also made it 3-3 1/2 hours between feedings during the past couple of nights (it's amazing what an extra hour of sleep will do for you) and while he's still nursing every 2 hours during the day that's been quite a change.

Now that he notices the world around him he's afraid to miss a beat ... we've had to start wearing him down for naps rather than counting on him doing the newborn zonk...The bad news (for me) is he's napping more like a little man too which means I'm probably going to have to work on putting him down for naps rather than toting him in the sling all day (breaks my heart!)

...I started this post this morning and as I finish it tonight Xavier is sleeping in his amby bed, all by himself. Grunting every now and again but otherwise unaffected. It seems silly having such a hard time having him sleep all alone, but it's really crushing me. He's been sleeping in my arms pretty much since he's been home... and while I know at some point during the night he'll join me in bed and it is a bit nice to have my body free of the sling for awhile... I can't help but feel like I'm missing something. I think I'm simply trying to make up for lost time...

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