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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 14:59 PM   1431
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xanzaba- that is awful! I hope you feel better quickly.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 15:15 PM   1432
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Just catching up on all the posts. DS had the stomach flu on Saturday and I came down with it yesterday. I almost had to go to L&D because I could not even suck on ice chips for 12 hours. At the last minute I held down water so I didn't have to go in. I feel better today, but I feel like I was hit by a truck ad have to nap every couple of hours.
Oh no get better soon.

Bittersweet Yeh those flake/crusty bits are dried colostrum. After I've had a bath or shower I find it's really easy to express a drop or two .



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 15:18 PM   1433
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What is IGT sorry? I hope I can breastfeed I have bottles Vogt just in case and practically if I can’t express then after the first few weeks il need to use formula for feeding etc. I have little white dry flakes on my nipples not sure if that’s milk or just dry lol
Insufficient glandular tissue- my doctor basically told me it was likely caused by my PCOS during puberty since I have had PCOS since I was a preteen. I am fairly certain it is actually pretty rare.

If you are struggling to breastfeed I highly recommend finding a lactation consultant. I went through 4 before we realized I was producing less than half an ounce at each feeding. But they were lovely to work with and really were helpful in trying to make bfing successful for me and DS.
Oh that must be frustrating. I always start off with s great supply then it dwindles around 8 weeks. So midwives have recommended letting baby demand feed (as I always do) until 6 weeks, so as not to interfere with natural supply/demamd, then if if it seems my supply is tailing off then start pumping as well to increase demand . Hopefully it works .



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 17:59 PM   1434
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I've had the strange flaky bits on my nipples too, almost like the stuff you squeeze out of blackheads (if you're gross like me!) But white.
I haven't even began to think about packing hospital bags yet, but I have sorted through all the clothes and organised them into separate sizes. I've told OH I want to at least have the babies bag packed before he goes back to uni after Christmas. I'm feeling so overwhelmed at how unprepared I am this time round!
Poor DD has got a sickness bug today, she said she felt poorly coming out of school, and as we got out the car at home, she threw up all over the driveway. She had to go to her dads for a few hours while I was in work, and he said she seemed a bit better. We got home, and as she was taking her coat off, threw up all over my living room floor Its such a hard balance between wanting to comfort her and cuddle her up in my Bed, and being worried that I'll catch whatever she has.
To top it all off, I was supposed to be going for lunch with all the females in my OHs extended family this weekend. It's been arranged for months. Found out today his mum's cousin has shingles. So now I'm not sure if I can even go!! So feeling very sorry for myself tonight



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 09:25 AM   1435
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Thanks, ladies. I'm feeling much better today, almost 100%. The best thing about the stomach flu is that it leaves as quickly as it comes. I even had a cup of coffee this morning! Now I'm hoping I don't regret that decision. I've been sick so many times this pregnancy- I had two colds in the first trimester, a nasty virus in August that came back a few weeks later, and now this. If it weren't for baby kicks, I'd be so done with pregnancy. Now I'm just trying to enjoy the last little bit of pure mommy-baby intimacy and enjoying the holidays. I have one more deadline on Friday and then I'm going full-fledged Christmas-crazy preggo mommy! Bring on the peppermint hot chocolate!



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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 09:27 AM   1436
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Oh, and silver lining- my wedding ring is no longer too tight! I'll enjoy it while it lasts.



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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 14:24 PM   1437
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My poor doctor- she has had 1 unexpected delivery and 1 emergency surgery this week. She delivered a baby at 9 am, had a scheduled surgery at 1pm, and still managed to squeeze me in between.

I normally would have just canceled, but my stomach/belly is killing me. TMI, but I know yesterday I was dehydrated because my urine was so dark, so that could be causing contractions. It could also just be stomach cramps. Or it could be BH that are painful because of being dehydrated.

The good news is the baby is hanging out with plenty of fluid, completely unaware of everything going on around him. He's also head down now at 30+4.

I think my son is starting to feel better- we sent him to daycare today with his own food. My poor baby if his stomach is feeling like mine.



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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 14:37 PM   1438
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Zanzaba- I hope you feel better soon.

I spent the night in L&D for very high blood pressure. My doctor was talking about delivering by tomorrow. But thankfully it came down. However, now he wants me on bedrest until she comes. I have a meeting with HR tomorrow so hopefully I can sort what my options are from here.

I really feel for work, my poor boss is gonna have an aneurysm this year.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 16:24 PM   1439
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Krissie- that is so scary. I'm glad your BP came down and your doctor is on top of it. Bake little baby, bake!



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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 17:11 PM   1440
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Oh Kristie how scary!!!!
I had midwife yesterday baby’s head is down like I don’t know how to describe it but he’s down low by engaged but low if that makes sense.



 
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