Hi ladies. Brought Dillon for his 2 week checkup today. He is back up to (and exceeding) his birthweight. He was 7lbs 9 oz today... (7 lbs 6oz at birth). He is in the 21st percentile for weight and 47th for height. PEdiatrician was no longer concerned about his jaundice... said he is gaining weight fine, eating, pooping, so no need to worry. He got his first shot today (hepatitis). He did great - screamed for 1 second but was fine once I picked him up. She also told me his eyes were totally normal (if you have been reading about my concerns in my other thread).
So - all in all - it was a good check up. We go back at 1 month for another check-up. Then in June we go back for his 2 month - and big brother will be going the same day for his 4 year old immunizations. Doc says those SUCK cause I guess they need a few. Yikes. Not looking forward to that at all! Logan didn't even want to look while Dillon was getting his shot today - hate to see what happens when its his turn.
Glad your mind is at rest Logansmama, and glad Dillion is doing well
I'm dreading jabs with Rohan, although in the hospital when they were pricking his heel every 3 hours he was really good. He screamed a bit at the one injection they did give him though,.... urgh its not going to be much fun either way.
I'm really proud of myself today, its my second day totally on my own with Roh at home. OH is back at work, and my mum left 2 days ago (she was staying for the week after OH went back to work, which was lovely!).
We stayed in bed until 12 noon today, which was neccessary as Roh decided it was awake time until 3am last night. Plus i think he's brewing another growth spurt, as he wants to eat every 2 hours at a maximum... Anyway, I managed to vaccuum the whole house, go out for bread and milk, do 3 loads of laundry and hang it all out, changed the bed sheets, cleared out a kitchen shelf for all the bottles and pump parts now i've decided to start expressing for 1 feed a day (so OH can feed Roh, he's missing out, and i'll get to take a nightly bath, luxury!). So now, everything is clean and tidy, although covered in drying nappies , and i just finished feeding Roh when my FIL turned up, and Roh is now sleeping peacefully on his grandad's fat belly I'm extra proud as i've managed not to cry all day!
A question though, if anyone knows? I seem to have a hungry baby on my hands here. He feeds for a good 20 minutes every 2 hours (occasionally 3 hours gap) and he's always dribbling alot of milk when he comes off the boob. When i expressed last night for the first time i got 100ml in 10 minutes (3.5oz) and he drank all that down and wanted a little more too!
What does this mean? He appears satisfied after his feeds, he dribbles and falls asleep with no grumbling after, but i'd thought that for a baby who weighs less than or around 3kg (approx 6lb 4oz at a guess) if he is getting 3-4oz per feed about 10 times a day, isn't that a hell of alot?? Or am i wrong? Really appriciate anyones thoughts on that!
Right, gonna try to get my FIL to buy me dinner for when OH gets home from work!
I've been popping by and reading the thread but don't think I've sat down to introduce myself.
I have three kids one step daughter whom we have mon - fri. My eldest is my son who's 6 years (just) and then my second is 13 months and my most recent addition Georgina and April baby (another one.) is just over a week old!
She has been somewhat challenging so far! Not sleeping well, bringing up bottles etc etc.
Ooooohhhhh TD I didn't know there was a certain time, thought it was just as you feel ready! I don't know when I'm gonna be ready tbh, it's all a bit much right now, and contraception I have no idea, thing is I too and frowed with what to use previously just after Olivia and look what happened, lol I fell pregnant with Georgina, so I guess this time round I gotta make a definate decision and the only thing I can think of is the copper iud, I don't like the idea that it doesn't prevent the fertilisation but it prevents the egg implanting! BUT there is nothing else I can do, as the pill really messed me up last time round!
Weight wise, I weighed myself last week and had put on four stone since having both my babies, but weighed myself again and lost another stone in a week, so only put on three stone with all my babies so not so bad! Considering the pregnancies were back to back! So fingers crossed it stays off, and I'm joining weight watchers too. I had paid registration etc on friday but the payment got lost in mid air, the bank said it had gone and weightwachers said they hadn't recieved it, wonderful! So gotta wait until tues to see what exactly is going on!
Anyway hi, and I'll try and keep on as much as possible!
emera - the feeds sound normal. Right around 3 weeks they go through a growth spurt too - so that could be whats happening. Or he could just be a hungry baby.
Let me ask you a question though - HOW exactly are you nursing? Do you keep baby on one side for a set amount of time(10 min?), then switch to the other side... or do you let baby nurse on one side until they let go on their own - then switch?
I ask because it could make a big difference in the frequency of feeds....
Well the advice i was given was to stay with one breast per feed, and not to offer the other, also if he wants to go back on within an hour to offer the same breast again. So yeah thats what i've been doing, as i understood it the first (approx) 10 minutes of the feed is foremilk, so swapping would surely mean that he never got to the hindmilk?
Its so confusing really as i hear so many different things, i'm inclined to go with what my MW suggested....
hi everyone thought it was about time i introduced myself to the thread
I'm Laura, had our 1st little one Ollie on the 21st April he's the love of my life i really cant believe how instantly I fell in love with him! he weighed in at 7lb 5oz but went down to 6lb 9 so tiny we had to go buy premmie clothes for him...even tho he was 9 days over lol
i planned on breast feeding but after a pretty traumatic birth little man wouldnt latch on properly (he was a really sleepy baby...actually had to wake him up when he was in the birth canal - dont ask me how any baby can sleep thru labour but mine did) and i got worried so we bottle feed and he's thriving on it finishing 4oz every 4 hours he's the most content little baby ever (tho im sure most say that about their own baby)
Emera- Nah - Thats pretty much what i was gonna tell you - to make sure he is finishing one side and getting the hind milk. I always offer the other side after baby burps though... Sometimes he takes it, sometimes he doesn't. I was never told to stay on one side within the hour.... hmmm.
In the hospital here though - they tend to tell moms to use each side for 10 min, then switch. (They say it so that both breasts get an equal amount of use and you don;t end up with one producing more than the other) but its stupid because a lot of times then the baby doesn't get to the hind milk... and its often hard to get baby to latch back on after ten minutes... and they never quite "finish" eating!
So then I'd bet your baby is just about to have a growth spurt.
Emera...sounds similar to what's happening with us. When I was expressing and feeding Finley in bottles, he was having a 10min breastfeed then usually 20-40ml in the bottle usually every 3hrs. But now we've stopped using the bottles, he's asking to be fed much more frequently...I've been struggling sometimes to get to 2hrs!
Been trying to keep him going a bit longer between feeds but I find that he's only feeding for [usually] 10mins at a time, and then just getting hungry quicker. Hoping that in that time he gets to the hindmilk but I can't seem to keep him on the breast any longer. Bit of a catch 22 but the midwife came round yesterday and said to just feed on demand...I'd been trying to begin a loose routine but am confused now!
Hi Laura, congrats! I'm aiming to get out and buy some premature clothes today too, everything swamps Finley...was a bit gutted that I couldn't use his cute coming home outfit but oh well, a good excuse to go shopping eh
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