Congratulations Jelly! Love your little girl's name. Can't wait to hear your story and see pictures! Hope you and Florence are doing well
My goodness, daydream, that's a lot of feeding! Hang in there! Congratulations on the first tooth!
Congrats on turning, Gabby! It's a great video, Chloe, thanks for sharing! Anne's not into turning much, she did roll front to back once, but that's about it. She still prefers spinning clockwise in her bed. We're starting to see some attempts at crawling during tummy time, but she still has ways to go.
Sb, I used Ameda Purely Yours Ultra and Lansinoh manual breast pump. Honestly, I found the manual pump to be more powerful than the electric one, but I had to do all the work.
MrsP, hope all is well. I had to stop breast-feeding for a while because a couple of months after delivery I experienced severe joint pain and discovered some rash on my body. The doc suspected lupus, put me on meds and told me not to breastfeed. Although I pumped like crazy to maintain the supply, it was dropping each day while Anne's demand was increasing. Eventually I dried out. I'm still sad but I do enjoy my freedom and night sleep (still would've given it up for the chance to go back to bf).
AF returned in all its glory, with cramping and all that fun stuff. No spotting though, hope pregnancy took care of whatever was causing it. Anne's been doing great, sleeping and eating well. She chews on anything that gets near her mouth (especially enjoys my shoulder) and laughs like crazy when I tickle her. She's also guiding our feeding sessions now, holding onto the bottle and pulling or pushing it depending on whether she wants to eat, burp, fart or just say something important to me.
How is everyone? Gabby is officially 7 months now. My how time flies! She is only 5 months away from the 1 year mark! I really have to start babyproofing soon. Its only a matter of time before she is mobile.
Has anyone taken their LO swimming yet? I keep wanting to take G, but I haven't found a proper swim suit. I want one with sleeve to help prevent burning, even tho the other ones that look like normal adult suits are soooo much cuter. But i may end up getting one of those and just putting lots and lots of sunscreen on her instead.
Katie, happy to hear anne is a good sleeper! And glad the spotting seems to have gone! I am hoping once my AF returns, I too have no more spotting. I am debating what to do about birth control. I am on the mini pill now but apparently that isn't recommended for normal birth control, only when breast feeding? I'm not sure why, except maybe the effectiveness level.
Anyone else get AF yet?
Haven't heard from Nell or Almost in a while. Hope all is well with your LO's, girls!
I have to confess i manage to read this thread a few times a week and there's so much in posts i want to respond too and say 'yeah me too' but it moves so fast and i'm so darn slow at typing on the ipad!
So update on me and Leila...
Leila is 7 months now, she has 4 teeth and sits unaided. BLW is going well. She still sleeps through, 7pm - 8am. She loves shaking anything and everything to see if it makes a noise. We've got a little wave of a hand now for 'hello' too
My AF came back in the new year while i was still BF and 6 or 7 cycles later now still no spotting....hoping typing this doesn't jinx me!
Swimming, i take leila twice a week and indoors i just use a swim nappy - i've bought a sleeved swimsuit for swimming in the sun.
To those now expressing BM how many ounces a day does your LO drink? When Leila was poorly eith her reflux she was having 5x7oz bottles - the same ahe does now but at only 8 weeks old! I ended up topping up with formula which then revealed the dairy problem and led to full time formula feeding. I'm curious to know what other babies feed BM wise, i really think if she'd nit had reflux i'd have had enough to not need to formula top up.
Chloe we took Penny swimming a week ago, just indoors though too cold in uk for outdoor swimming! She had a swimming costume on. My AF came early hours of sun, 3 weeks after stopping BF'ing & 2 weeks 2 days after my first sign of EWCM (which lasted DAYS!) Only got bit of pinky red spotting sat evening so fingers crossed I'm fixed! Like nell hope I've not jinxed it!
Nell - glad to hear from you! And I agree, replying from the ipad is much less convenient. Usually when I post it's from my computer, but I'm guilty of just reading and running when I'm on my phone or ipad. I'm glad all is going so well! That's awesome she's waving! We are working on that one still.
As for expressed BM, I send him to daycare (8am - 5pm) with 4 bottles, usually two with 6 ounces and two with 5 ounces. Sometimes he eats it all, sometimes he comes home with like 2-3 ounces left. He also eats a puree at around noon.
MrsP - funny how spot on your LP was for your first AF! I thought MAYBE I might have seen some EWCM this weekend, so I guess in two weeks we will see.
I woke up at 4am with a horrible breast infection, but I have no fever so it's not mastitis yet. It just huuuuuuurts and I feel achy. I'm going to do the best I can with pumping it empty today. I wish I didn't have meetings today otherwise I would stay home I thought I was out of the woods with those, but I think with how engorged I've been getting in the mornings now that H is sleeping better it caught up to me.
oh no, daydream! I hope you get the clog out before it turns into mastitis! I have had a couple times of being really sore to the touch, so i will put a heating pad on it, and do lots of massaging while pumping, and then I run to Gabby and get her to nurse extra on the sore side. That usually makes it feel better within a day. Good luck! and yay for 2 teeth!!
Glad to hear the update on you and Leila, Nell! She sounds like quite a clever one, already waving! My mom says Gabby waves, but I don't see it. Sometimes she will wiggle some fingers if i wave hi, but it could be coincidence.
Like daydream, I send G to daycare from 8am - 5pm with 4 bottles. I send 3 with 4.5-5 oz and 1 with 4 oz, plus we do 1 oz of purees and I let daycare do some instant oatmeal baby cereal with some of the milk from one bottle (thanks for that cereal recommendation, Daydream). G usually drinks all 4 bottles, plus she probably gets a good 6 oz from me in the morning and another 6 in the evening. her intake really hasn't changed much from when she was 8 weeks either. Just now she has some solids. We also give her a rice cracker and some more puree in the evening about an hour before bedtime.
I thought I may have seen some EWCM the other day too, but I hope AF is not 2 weeks away! she can stay away for the next 5 months of BF if she wants
I hope to take G swimming soon. Seems like other babies love it. Do you use floatation devices or do you just hold them? Or do they swim on their own? My friends LO is 9 months and he can swim on his own! it was so scary to watch the video of him in the water. I kept waiting for him to sink, but he was great.
Gabby has decided that sticking her tongue out is her new favorite thing. This picture cracks me up every time i look at it
Chloe that picture us just brilliant! What a cutie
For swimming i tend to hold leila, she likes floating on her back with me holding under her head and she likes kicking her legs with me holding under her arms.
Daydream- youch! I had that once or twice and the area was so red and inflammed, blocked duct for me. Lots of really firm massage as you empty helps.
Mrspttc- hi! I find even the indoor pools can be cold here leila and me only manage half an hour even though we're well wrapped.
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