Dont apologise for not being on all the time...its scary how all the days (and nights) roll into one! Before u know it ur baby is a week old! Aw sleeping is a tough thing to tackle! I cant quite remember what we did with Brandon in the first few weeks! I think we used to cuddle him to sleep and then put him down in his basket! Will Eleanor sleep in her basket if uz put her down in it once shes asleep? Or does she wake up as soon as u put her in it? I wouldnt worry too much about it, shes obviously just enjoying cuddles with her mummy and daddy The sleep deprivation is tough, especially as you are up every few hours feeding but u do literally just need to sleep whenever Eleanor sleeps! And just dont try to do too much! The first few weeks are just all about adjusting!
Aw thats good that the nipple shields have really helped u with breastfeeding! Sounds like shes loving her milk So happy for u!!
How is ur DH adjusting? Dont wanna forget about the daddy
Glad the csection went well and ur recovering well! I found the recovery from mine really good too so thats fab I think ul always get a mixed bunch of midwives, one that will tell u to give the baby a dummy, the next will tear the dummy out the babys mouth (that happened to me in hospital!)! And apparently the 2nd night after the baby is born is always the worst! I remember it being AWFUL with Brandon and a midwife actually came and took him away from me for an hour or two to let me sleep! It would have been nice for them to support u better! But at least u are home now and uz can be ur own wee family!
Hopefully Smiley and me will be joining u soon! Have u made ur first post in the baby club yet??? xxxxxxxx
Hoping - Sorry you were feeling so poorly, I hope you feel better soon. How are you feeling today? I will keep my FX that you manage to get a cancellation for a scan!!!
Steph - How are you? Any twinges? Hows being the most pregnant you've ever been feel? I had a gladd of red wine the other night, I hadn'd had any alcohol this preg - but it was BLISS!!! Soooo nice. Can't wait to just be able to have the odd glass when I fancy again! Hows your cider craving? I would just have one if I were you!
Certain - lovely to hear from you!!! Oh gosh, I remember those first few weeks of DS just not wanting to sleep at night. I don't think we actually had a magic solution, but just go with whatever she wants! Some nights I had DS in bed with me propped in my V-pillow, some nights he spent most of it in his carseat, some nights we just took turns carrying him around and rocking him to sleep, other nights I let him sleep on me..... I know none of these things are advised, but when you are getting no sleep you do whatever you can!! And it really does not last forever - so just try to enjoy that she wants to cuddle all the time
Sorry to hear you had a mean midwife, I hate hearing things like that. You're so vulnerable during those first few moments and it's so sad if you get a midwife who can't sympathise and be helpful!
AFM - Well we dropped DS off yesterday. He still wasn't completely better but he would have been so sad if he didn't go!! Me and OH went out for a curry last night, I had a HOT one!! Trying to get things moving... but nothing. It's so weird to just be able to do what we want though and not have to worry about coming back at a certain time, or being quiet when we get in. We have just spent all of today so far in bed!!! Haha!! Think we're going to go out this evening to the dogs, so that'll be nice!
Just seen on FB that another person I know has had their baby - Ohhhhh I want mine!!!!
I have been getting lower back ache since yesterday, but nothing to really write home about. It's very much a "my period is coming" back ache (I always get back ache when AF is due) Still getting BH, but again - nothing special. Would like to be losing some mucus plug or my waters to break for some concrete labour signs!! Though, I didn't get any of that with DS so not expecting to this time either
Smiley - ur day sounds soooo good! I honestly cant remember the last time i spent all day in bed! Especially with OH!! Lovely!! Hope uz have a lovely night too!! When is DS back?
I kno exactly wot u mean about the 'my periods about to start' feeling! I feel it in my csection scar! Thats always where i feel my period cramps! Like u, i wish i had a concrete sign! I def have 'twinges' of pain every now and then but it doesnt amount to anythin! I just hate how every wee pain or feeling makes me think this is it!!
I have my appointment with my consultant on Thurs to book my csection i def did not think i would make it to that appointment! I suppose ive still got 5 days!
Cant believe its April 2moro We will def have our babies in April
Ah u had a glass of wine? That makes me feel better! OH brought me in a few low alcohol ciders (less than 1% and only half a unit)! I had one last nite and i looooved it! It totally hit the spot! But of course, i want one now again lol! Im totally gonna have one in the freezer waitin on me to come home from the hospital!
Hoping - how u feeling 2day? Much better i hope! Xxxxx
Haha, I know! The last time we spent the day just lazing around in bed was well before DS was born!! It's been lovely! DS is due back tomorrow at some point.... we cant decide if we can get motivated to go out this evening now - hmmmm decisions, decisions!
Oh I forgot to say, I finished that blanket the other night. I literally didn't look up from it for about 8 hours and it's now at a decent size. I might do a bit more, but if I don't - then it's big enough now to be considered finished!
Ah I haven't had any pains or twinges like that - sounds quite promising for you! But you never can tell can you. I spent some time googling lower back pain at 37 weeks hoping it would show loads of people going into labour a few days later... but nope!! Haha! I knew it wouldn't, but there's no harm in hoping
I totally know that feeling about wanting another drink now!! After my glass of red I was pining after another glass.... I'm still pining! It's just so nice!!
Aaaw well done on finishing ur blanket Im seriously impressed with u! I bet Squiggle loves it!
Lol i dont even wanna think about labour anymore! Ive felt soooo periody ALL day, totally drained of any energy! If i went into labour 2nite i dont think id have the energy to deal with it lol! I really dont want an April Fools Baby so id be quite happy to wait it out til Monday! But on Monday...the eviction notice is in serious enforcement! Haha!
So, are uz goin out 2nite? Were jst watching The Voice just now! This is the 1st time ive watched it...im not sure i understand the rules lol!
I have another cider here... Low alcohol again! But i dont know if thats terrible to have one 2 nites in a row!
Hooray for April!!!! We will have our babies this month!!
How was your night? We stayed in in the end! Haha! Just got too comfy and didn't want to go out we watched the voice too, I really love it - not sure why?!
Ah don't worry about the cider, hope u enjoyed it!
Last night i woke up feeling really sick, and my back is SO achey! I am hoping I'm not coming down with something. Feel a bit better this morning but still kind of 'bleh'. I think baby is laying funny and that's why my back hurts.... Either that or he's had a big growth spurt and my back can't take the weight anymore!
I never got a notification that u had replied!! Straaaange!
Aww glad uz had a nice night! A lazy day is just what the doctor ordered sometimes! I really enjoyed The Voice! We watched that then BGT then I went to bed lol! Was knackered! Think I should maybe start taking my iron tablets cos I have just felt so tired recently!
Aww I hope ur not coming down with something! Maybe its the start of something! Eek! Do u remember how u felt very early on last time? Do u think Squiggle is back to back? Get leaning over ur ball!! I do that when my back hurts and it really helps ease the pain!! I hope he hasnt had a growth spurt lol! LoL!
I didnt have the cider last nite, might have it tonight lol! OH had put it in the freezer for me so it would be nice and cold but he forgot to take it out in time and it was just a huge block of ice haha!!
Do uz have DS back yet? Hope he had a lovely time at the beach! xxxxxx
Steph - Ah yeah, maybe try taking some of your iron tabs - it's no fun feeling so exhausted! From what I can remember before I went into labour with DS was that there were NO signs. I didn't feel any different at all. Just woke up in the night with contractions (didn't know that's what they were at the time) and that was that.
Yep got DS back yesterday, he had a lovely time. He's still poorly though I don't know what else to do. The doctors are just saying to keep him dosed up on calpol and nurofen and it will pass. But it's been nearly 2 weeks now?? I have managed to get him in at the docs this afternoon so am trying not to give him any medicine so that they can see how ill he is when he hasn't had any. but I feel so bad for him, he's got a bright red face, feels like he's on fire and just doesn't want to move other than for cuddles. I know that the doctor will just say the same as the one of the phone - that it's "viral" and he just has to ride it out. But surely giving medicine every 2 hours for nearly 2 weeks is not good???
Gaahhhhh!!! I just wish they'd give him some antibiotics and be done with it, but they wont!!
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