Mitch - it sounds like you're doing fab hun - please don't worry about the occasional vom, Mia is doing so well with her growth, i'm just sure its her and her stomach getting used to the boob...some babies are just a bit sicky too, my nephew vom'd/spat up after nearly all his feeds and he's now on the 90th centile growth-wise and a very healthy 9mo. The HV told me that babies stomach's have a really weak valve at the top which strengthens with time but a tiny bit too much = bit of sick...
MsCrow - May for an appointment??? U are kidding right??? Surely waiting til then is somewhat pointless if there is a problem. Hope your self-help method of reclined feeding/winding etc is helping in the short term
just read your birth story FT. Im sorry it didnt go to plan but you can forget it all now forever and cuddle your adorable little boy in your arms. I am feeling hormonal and just had a little cry on your behalf.
Rupert is doing really well and and had his day 3 check today and has only lost 5% of his weight so everyone is happy.
Bad night last night with feeding every hour. Little boy was hungry! and obviously getting me ready for my milk which came in today. Nips are holding up quite well, got a few little blisters but nothing awful and they seem to go and heal between feeds and then new ones appear. I think the latch is ok because otherwise i presume i would be in agony and im not - so thats good!!
well done mrscupcake - rupert sounds like he's doing fab and 5% is brilliant... I think all of our nips had a bit of a shock with the whole BFing thing - who knew they could stretch quit so far!!! I haven't had blisters but i've had cracks and the lansinoh massively helped with that as did changing positions...gives the area a bit of a chance to heal but sounds like you've got rapidly healing one's!!!! night night xxx
Gals I've missed you so much! How am I meant to keep up with you?
FT - your story made me cry. I'm so sorry with how things went. I've been at a few births with similar situations and I always cry when the baby finally cries. It's a horrific feeling. But so happy he's all well and happy now. Well done honey. I think some of my new cohort might have been working when you were on the ward.
BF - I feel like i'm starting all over again because of the nipple shields. I realised today (thanks to a friend) that part of my NCT stuff was BF support and so I emailed our lady today and she's sending someone out to me. I'm so chuffed. I feel like I should be where Waula is now, feeding hands free and feeling confident but i'm so not. (and i'm a flipping unicef trained advisor - I should be brilliant)
I can't remember if i mentioned this but Ted failed the hearing test on his right ear so has to be retested next week. Bit weird. His cord is all better though and my scar is improved. Today was the last day of antibiotics so hoping it will all stay away now.
ETA - forgot to say Cuppie - I LOVE the name Rupert, it's so cute, but is also quite ageless. Lush.
We had a terrible night last night, she was fighting her burps so much. By the time I got a big one out it was 2:30 am and time to feed again! I fed her and finally put her down at 3:30 am!
We had a Drs appointment today and they checked her developmental milestones and she is developmentally on par with an actual 3 months. It was funny today though, I put her down on her tummy to sleep as I do during the day and turned around to go get her knit blanket and by the time I turned around she was looking up at me from her back! Not sure if that was just a one time thing or if she has actually figured out rolling over. We go April 12th to see the actual growth and development clinic at the hospital though so we will see what they say. Seems like Keira doesn't realise she is a preemie and should be acting newborn!
She is also now a chunky 7lbs and 12 ounces! That is 1 lb in 2 weeks!
Mitch - Mia is so adorable! Love the pic!
Missy - I've heard that newborns fail the hearing test partially pretty often because they sometimes have gunk in their ear(s) from the birth still. I'm sure the second test will go brilliantly!
Edit - I just put her down in her crib on her tummy to see what she would do. It took her about 10 seconds to get herself rolled on to her back again! So that was not a coincidence!
Missy as Skadi said it's very common for babies to fail their first hearing test due to gunk in the ear. The Health Visitor had trouble testing Jessica because she has a cold which is causing wax in her ears. But I was pretty sure there was nothing wrong with her hearing. At the hosital someone on the ward dropped a tray of cups and plates, Jessica nearly shot out of her cot.
Skadi, what a clever beautiful girl you have
((((hugs)))) to all the breast feeding mumma with sore boobs and nips.
I took my first lot of steroids at 4pm and now 90% of the hives have already cleared. I still have them on my arms and legs. They seem to be vanishing in the order they appeared.
Jessica is more awake now and has had several periods of being awake during the day.
So glad FT is back with us, and sounding as cheerful as ever!
See3 - I hope your hives clear up and you're good as new really soon!
Missy - Glad to see you back here, and hope things are easier from here on out. Thinking of you and Ted as he has his second test!
Ladies, where does your baby nap? People talk about putting their babies down to nap, and I don't really know what they mean. A sleeps in her cradle at night, next to my bed, but when she sleeps during the day it's either in her ring sling or on my chest. She gets fussy if I put her down to nap, but sleeps really well when she's close to me. I don't mind, as I know this newborn phase is very shortlived, and I'm trying to savour every moment of it. Where do your babies nap? Do you put them down or hold them all day long?
Crowned, in the mornings at the moment (school days) Jessica sleeps in her pram in our enclosed passageway by the kitchen door as I don't see the point in disturbing her when she's sleeping after a walk to and from school.
Sometimes I will leave her to nap on her playmat or her bouncy chair, but having two rather noisy siblings knocking about the house I have started putting her in her moses basket in my room to sleep. I always make sure I put her down awake and then I leave her to it. She may squark or cry for a bit, but I check on her every 5, then 10 then 15 minutes. 9 times out of 10 she's asleep after the first 5 minutes.
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