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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 04:04 AM   2911
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Sooo tired. Poor Kaiden up all night being sick No spots or temp and he had a little bit of the runs (sorry TMI) so wondering if its the V&D bug he has he was so white and I felt so helpless. Guess he wont be back to nursery tomorrow. He will be disappointed.

In other news I can't believe how much Dylan is growing. He's still in 0-3 months but I started putting away the smaller stuff the other day.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 04:42 AM   2912
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Poor Kaiden Could you maybe get him to drink cups of expressed BM? Might help him get better quicker?

Alex is a wee bloater too. Was 9lb 2oz on Friday. I had a load of newborn stuff but they don't fit him now (even though the Next stuff says up to 10lbs ) so he's in to the 0-3 and it's a really good fit on him so not long until he's into the 3-6 I reckon! What weight is Dylan now?

Alex has nappy rash It's just a tiny bit, a wee line down each bum cheek where his wee bum crack is. He is pooing with every fart and that's about every 10 mins. I went through 8 nappies last night. Sometimes you get a clean one on him and he dirties it right away! Is that a breastfeeding thing? He always poos in a farty explosion that makes his legs jerk! I make sure I clean him properly and dry him with clean tissues before putting a tiny bit of sudocrem on every nappy change...I just hope it clears up because he screams the house down when he's getting his nappy changed and when that's 20+ times a day, that's a lot of screaming.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 05:27 AM   2913
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I think my pump is either still in storage or in the attic.

Dylan was weighed on Monday and he was 10lb 2oz. Will get weighed again on Thursday.

He has a really sore bum too. I had to take him to the doctors with it. I was trying sudocrem but it did nothing. I switched to Metanium which is much better but still didn't shift it Got something from the doc who thinks he had a bit of a yeast infection with the constant damp nappies, which are changed often, and its just about better now. The chemist suggested nappy free time which isn't easy with a boy

I've heard some people say that BF babies don't poop often but my experience with both Kaiden & Dylan is that they poop ALL.THE.TIME!



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 05:44 AM   2914
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Hi girls! Hope you're all well and the babies are good! I'm finally back in the club! Lol. I know I was kind a updating as we went along but will give you all a run down of what happened!

So waters broke at 4pm Thursday, started contracting at 1am Friday, and came into the birthing centre at 5.30am Friday. Got checked at 6am and was 1-2cm, spent some time in a birthing pool (while watching Jeremy Kyle lol) and was still only 2cm when checked at 12pm so was gutted! By 2-3pm, the pain was totally unbearable, James was facing my left hip rather than my back which meant the contractions were sending pain across my back. I had only got to 4cm by this point so they sent me up to the labour ward for a drip and by that time I'd decided I wanted the epidural. Basically my contractions weren't regular or consistent enough but I managed to get to 10cm by 11pm. They gave me synto (sp?) by drip to try and regulate my contractions enough to get pushing, had to get the mw to tell me when to push cos the epi meant I couldn't feel them. Had been pushing for 1hr 40mins and that's when things went a bit crazy!!

My contractions weren't coming quick enough so one push was being negated by too long a break and James slipping backwards. Consultant doctor decided I needed help so pulled out the ventouse, gave me an episiotomy and eventually with some help, James was born at 1.39am on the 27th!! He was plopped on my cheat and rubbed down, then weighed in at 7lbs 14.5ozs. Delivered the placenta then all hell broke loose. Suddenly there were 6 other people in scrubs in the room, James was handed to John and he was told to sit down and I had people attaching me to drips and talking everywhere. My blood pressure had suddenly risen towards the end of the delivery and because the gaps in contractions were too long, my uterus didn't contract quickly enough after the placenta so I was bleeding like crazy and they had to keep emptying bowls of blood in the toilet. They managed to get all the clots out and make my uterus contract and we were finally left alone with James about 3.30am.

It was such a scary experience cos John had the baby and I was lying there but no one really told us what was going on. So totally not the birth experience I was aiming for however, it happened and our son is here!

I now have the most chilled out baby ever!! Lol. He woke twice through his first night for a feed, is feeding really well and only ever really cries when he's getting his bum changed! Absolutely the best thing I've ever done in my life! Lol

Apologies for the massive post but wanted to let you all know how it went xx



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 06:24 AM   2915
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Sorry it didn't go to plan Arlene, but I'm guessing you'll have realised by now that it really doesn't matter as long as James is here in one piece

I hope James stays chilled out for you but a wee word of warning, they tend to be in shock and sleep a lot for a few days before the fun begins

I had something similar happen after I delivered Shaun. They had taken my catheter out about 4 hours before delivery as it was irritating me. They forgot to put it back in and a few hours after I had Shaun I felt like I needed to go to the toilet. I went to stand up and blood and clots started gushing out of me. Darren was standing there holding Shaun (he was about to give him his first bath) and just looked stunned. All of a sudden lots of folk rushed in and shoved me on the bed and started poking needles into me. My stomach was this strange triangle shape. Turns out I had several litres of urine in my bladder and it had overstretched, preventing my uterus from contracting.

I do have a massive bladder now though



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 07:54 AM   2916
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Aww that sounds really scary Arlene! I guess one thing we've both learnt is that childbirth tends to have its own agenda and no amount of planning can prepare you for it. As long as mum and baby are ok in the end that's all that matters. It can be pretty traumatic though!

Glad you and James are ok now though :-) He's a great size! Not too big for being overdue! :-)

Laura, I think bf babies poo loads. But I did read when lookin up about milk production that babies can poo excessively if they get too much foremilk and not enough of the hindmilk. Something to do with the lactose in it...



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 08:23 AM   2917
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I think I read something about that on one of my Google sessions but I think it also said the poo would be green? Alex's is mustardy yellow and it's more like he farts and follows through than actually fills a nappy!



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 09:22 AM   2918
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Yeah. Thats why I dismissed it too since lewis' is classic mustardy poo too lol. He seems to poo loads. It must just be the breast milk. :-)

What a shame about your cat Laura! Do you think you'll really have to rehome it?



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 16:35 PM   2919
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Yeah...she keeps hissing at him and I cannot get her to stop sleeping in his cot. I have tried everything. It's going to devastate Shaun. I wish I could find someone I know to take her so he can still see her I have put an ad on Gumtree but it's so difficult.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 17:05 PM   2920
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Hi girls. We got home today about 5pm. Mum had been in to the flat yesterday and left us a pot of homemade ham and lentil soup and a tray of lasagne so we've had a good tea. My folks and my bro and his gf popped round for a bit before she went home to Liverpool, they just left about half an hour ago. Mum has made cupcakes, scones and truffles for when people come to visit lol.

James is still pretty chilled and feeding well, took 2ozs in his last feed at 9. We've decided not to have any visitors tomorrow to let us get used to life as a 3, plus we'll have the midwife coming as well. My mum and Dad collected the dogs from the flat on Friday and are going to keep them another night or two for us so we don't have to worry about someone taking them out. Very glad to be home though!

I know I had in my mind how I thought things would go with the delivery but the way I see it, something happened that we couldn't control and couldn't foresee and we made decisions that were for the best for our family. I was lucky not to lose more blood than I did and James is here safely and is healthy, we couldn't ask for anything more and I'm in no way disappointed or upset at how things turned out. xx



 
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