Sorry for the slow reply it's been a bit of a whirlwind here. Currently on the children's ward waiting results of the second blood test to see if he needs light therapy for Jaundice, he was borderline Tuesday. He is also suffering with terrible reflux and is vomiting his milk up and even 2hrs later being sick in to mouth and swallowing it again poor boy!! Then on top of that I now have a Rhine infection and today my wound has opened so just been upto the postnatal ward to be glued back together - I'm just about holding it together lol!!
I LOVE all the pics - I can't work out how to put one on...as soon as I figure it out I'll post one of Hugo.
Ellie I'm reading your journal and really pleased to see you have been downgraded and are closer to home - all positive steps! You have been through so much please keep strong and remember to look after yourself as Finlo needs a well mummy.
Fern sorry you have to go back to work, sadly I will be in the same position who looks after him when you are teaching?
RQ 7 weeks blimey where has that time gone!
Rebecca gosh good weights and wow I'd kill for 4hrs sleep 😴 You must be so proud of them. I don't know how you twin mummies cope I take my hat off to you all!
Hi to everyone else. Sorry I don't post much I do read but I'm so tired I can't think straight at the minute 🙈
Oh no nimbec you can't catch a break! Hope they sort out Hugo's jaundice and feeding issues. Did they give him medicine for the reflux? And having your c-section wound reopen...! I hope you are ok and that you can catch a few good hours' sleep.
I also don't know how the twin mommies do it. I really want another baby but I'm already worried about how I will handle a toddler and a newborn at the same time & work & household; yet billions of others do it lol I'm such a worrypot.
Rq enjoy the last of your leave! And gl with getting your house sold and getting ready for your move.
Rebecca I'm glad to hear alisa is catching up.
Froggy - that lil man is sooo cute, has he started smiling already!?
2have - to answer your earlier question I don't think we will bd very often, I can't remember the last time we dtd. The pill or depo provera or whatever will be more useful for keeping the endo in check so that I have a chance of falling pregnant again with the planned FET. Yah endo sucks. I'm glad my son will never have to suffer with it. Glad your twins are over their colds. I can imagine it's so hard to care for 3 sick girls.
Afm we're doing well, I did get a nanny/cleaning lady but G is still so small and fragile that I don't want to leave him alone with her yet. (My mom looks after him for now but she is very busy usually so she will only be able to do it for a few weeks). The nanny doesn't have any education and I had to teach her proper hygiene eg washing hands etc. So I want to wait until G has had his 6 week vaccines and until his immune system is a bit stronger (8weeks) before I'll feel comfortable letting her feed him and hold him. I will have to sit with them the first few times she does that. And I bought her a new overcoat that she has to wear when holding him, she once put his dummy back in his mouth in the middle of cleaning my house, so her hands were not washed and her overcoat was obviously not very clean ugh. I can't afford a trained child care professional and don't want to take him to daycare so I'll just have to train her.
Nimbec I'm sorry you're going through all of this when you really should be enjoying your wee cherub. Heal up fast!! He's in the best place to deal with the reflux. Hopefully they can get him on some meds and teach you & the family how to feed so to reduce reflux. I found my mom tends to very quickly go back to holding the babies very horizontal when feeding (which is very natural isn't it?) but reflux babies need to be held quite vertically and then vertical for a good half hour after a feed. It's hard to stress that with DH, my mom, and visitor who want to hold & feed the girls. The nurses were quick to correct my mom on a number of occasions but I'm afraid it doesn't stick unless the babies puke all over. And that's not nice for them and a hard way for us adults to learn too.
Fern, good on you for training up your nanny! Basic hygiene is so important around newborns with zero immunity. And for me first aid with choking and CPR was essential basics for our family and babysitters to have. Very easy to teach too. I'm pretty sure we'll be in the same situation as you with a nanny. They know how to care for children not necessarily primed in CPR, first aid, or careful hygiene. And even if they have some level of training I'll have eyes in the back of my head for those sorts of things along with safe food handling. No one cares for your children as well as you do. All it takes is a toddle choking for a minute or two to have a brain damaged child. There's no way a medic would make it to the house on time. And my mom would have simply patted a baby on the back for a choke and really that lodges the blockage further right? So mom, sis and babysitters all have child & infant first aid & CPR. You're right with the toddler/baby difficulties. With two babies you're making 2 bottles, warming two blankets, changing two bums, dealing with the same vaccination woes, and they go through all the same development stages. With an opinionated toddler, who's just found her legs, learned three words one of which is no, and is curious, and able to get into e v e r y t h i n g, and has a fit when you turn to sort the baby, it's a little more challenging for sure! What doesn’t kill you...
Hi Ladies just to let you know we have been in hospital a few days now and he has had phototherapy for his jaundice he looked super cute with his funny mask on under the lights. Jaundice all sorted but sadly he has been very lethargic and the docs are concerned. They can't find a reason why at the moment but are running some more tests in the morning. He slept through giving blood and being examined several times 🙈. The reflux situation is frustrating me they have seen it as he has puked over nearly everyone lol but seem reluctant to recommend anything o me other than keeping upright and crib tilted which I already do argh!
2have I find it hard with a nearly 4yr old at home never mind a younger one I take my hat off to you!!
Nimbec sorry about the photo lights, my twins had that too! Baby Joe vomited quite often while in the hospital to the point that they took X-rays of his stomach. He did thankfully outgrow it and start to gain weight. He was quite small and frail during that time, about 1300 grams or smaller I can't recall. Hopefully your little guy will outgrow it too. One thing that was helpful they put his feeds on a pump and it slowly dropped into his tummy over two hours. His way he had time to slowly digest the food.
Glad everyone is doing well! Joe is now 8lbs and Alisa is 6.9. Alisa is still struggling to eat.
Fern that's a great weight! Time is flying by and it only gets quicker. Harrison my first is 4 tomorrow - can you actually believe it?!! Also made me realise that we have been chatting on here for about 6 years 😃 Wow! I'm so pleased you are enjoying being a mum and I'm sure your lady will learn quickly for you at least when you teach someone they do it how you want it done rather than their own habits.
We are HOME and well yay!! My mum has come down to help to which has been a godsend. My hubby is great but he is fully snowed under with business as I'm not working and also getting Harrison ready etc. It's lovely to have some mummy cooked food 😂
Ellie great news about Finlo I'm really pleased for you - I've been reading your journal what a journey and I'm so pleased to see you are closer to coming home! How much does he weigh now?
How is everyone else? Hope you and your little ones are all ok. Thinking of you all.
All the best ES, how exciting! Can't wait to read your birth story. Hope everything goes really well .
Thinking a lot about all of you ladies. I guess we are all really busy with babies etc but you are in my heart and in my thoughts . Hope you are all doing well! We're still going strong, G is growing and smiling and seems to be a healthy baby. I struggled a bit with feeling overwhelmed when I had to go back to work (still do) but my mom has been helping out a lot. We're going away for the weekend this coming Friday, to a bushveld retreat. Can't wait!
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.