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Old Mar 26th, 2018, 10:09 AM   1041
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Hello ladies! I finally just caught up on reading through all of the posts. It sounds like everyone is doing great!

Juliet- Congrats on getting a C-section date! You really are getting so close now.

dogmommy- Awww, I love that she is strawberry blonde. We should get her & Finn together... Finn & Quinn lol. And two little redheads! I hope the nursing calms down a bit so you aren't as sore.

star- So glad Caleb's gaining weight now. He's such a sweetie! And so lucky to have a big sister that loves him so much

wish- I wasn't sure how to wean either, so what I ended up doing was just dropping one pumping session every 5-7 days. So I went from 6x a day down to 1x a day now (just in the morning, when I've always had the most milk). I'm already producing about half of what I used to in the morning, so I'm guessing just about one more week or so and I'm done for good. So glad to hear the boys are healthy! If they are overly fussy, have you considered that it could be colic? Do their faces turn red like they are in pain, or do they wake up from a sound sleep by crying or screaming?

3c, dancing, koj, October- How are you ladies?

Finn's colic got worse after my last update, but now I think we're slowly and steadily improving. I'm in my office with him in his sling as I type this lol. He has his 2 month checkup this afternoon (with first shots ) so we'll find out how much he weighs and if he's grown at all. He's not really eating any more than he was a month ago and doesn't seem like he wants to at this point, so we're sticking to small & frequent feedings during the day. It seems to help with the reflux. At night he's just started going 7-8 hour stretches. It's amazing. We put him down around 9pm and he wakes up around 5am. He takes another bottle and then usually sleeps for another 3 hours until his next bottle. He's a great sleeper! He's smiling a lot more & laughing & making the sweetest little cooing noises. He's such a joy when he's feeling good!!!



 
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Old Mar 26th, 2018, 12:56 PM   1042
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Juliet how are the bh now? So exciting, final countdown! Hope appointment goes well tomorrow

Wish, you’re doing so great! And breastfeeding for as long as you have is amazing too super mumma!

Scooby, sorry finns colic got worse, dd had reflux bad too so know how you feel , but wow what a good sleeper!! I’m so jealous haha
Can Caleb join the little red head gang?!

Wee all good, the last week has been a nightmare for sleep , I’m guessing it was due to the 5 week leap as he just would not settle, were back now to 4-5 hour stretches then up for 1-2 then sleep for another 2 roughly, luckily dh stays in the morning until im ready to get up if it’s been a bad night! Well he stays until Caleb needs feeding again lol



 
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Old Mar 26th, 2018, 19:44 PM   1043
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Scooby how did the shots go??? So glad he’s sleeping so wel!!! You’re so lucky to get some good chunks at night like that!

Star, so glad hubby can help in the AM and wait till you’re ready for the day. My hubby does that a bit too, if I’ve had a bad night with kids waking and having to go pee constantly and not getting comfortable.
The BH are long and strong but no pattern.
I saw my doc today and it was a good appt. My BP was good, no protein in urine, wait on the group B strep swab thing.... got lots of questions answered. Baby head down and 144 HB. Just everything falling into place. Back to her in 2 weeks and then in 3 weeks she takes him out! I’m getting excited. Final stretch now for reals!



 
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Old Mar 26th, 2018, 21:22 PM   1044
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Glad all went well today!

It’s defi a relief that dh is self employed and doesn’t have to rush out for work, there’s some mornings I would have found it physically impossible to look after a newborn and a toddler lol

I’m doing my blood test in the morning ready for the diabetes appointment next Thursday so fingers crossed it’s actually gone! It’s a fasting one so I’m hoping the queue isn’t massive , one because I will need costed (it’s currently 3:20am and I’m
Up with Caleb after he didn’t settle til 10:30 tonight) and 2 because it’s Madeleines one day a week in nursery so my free day is being wasted!

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Old Mar 27th, 2018, 14:33 PM   1045
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Scooby, that's insane that you're already getting 7-8 hour stretches of sleep. I am so, so jealous. I am getting 5-6 hours at best and I think that's pretty good given her adjusted age (almost 5 weeks) and the fact my son never slept at all. But 7-8 hours seems like such a dream. How did the appointment go?

star - my DH is out of the house at 6:15 am every morning so I am on my own and it's truly hell some days. If Tessa is still asleep it's not so bad as I can get up with Henry and dress him and do our breakfast but if she is up then I end up having him watch Paw Patrol which I feel so guilty about.

Juliet - how are you feeling?

wish - when I weaned Henry at 6 months I just dropped pumps about once a week. Once I got to 2 pumps a day I wasn't making much milk and could have gone cold turkey.

We had our 2 month appointment today. Tessa went from 6 lb 12 oz at birth to 11 lb 6 oz, she is little Jabba the Hut haha! Her reflux is much better and her colic is also calming down so we are having better days around here. She started smiling too and it just melts my heart! I am still pumping 4x per day which isn't a lot but I make enough milk to feed her + store a bag or two. I will go down to 3x at some point, maybe after the 12 week mark. So far I have lost a ton of weight with the breastfeeding so I am partly selfishly keeping it going.



 
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Old Mar 28th, 2018, 07:50 AM   1046
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thanks for the weaning advice! DH doesn't want me to stop yet - wants me to go 6 mos. I think he's nuts and he'll see next month (he has a month of paternity to take) that I can't do it all - work and pump enough for both to have a full day of milk. I only pump 2-3x now since I feed T all during the day. I stop feeding him around 1/2:00 and store up until first pump at 7/8:00. I can get 8oz from that and then I store up again until about 3/4:00am and pump another 8oz. And that's for M the next day. I will try to make it a little longer but mentally I'm pretty done. Except for when I come home and can pop a boob into T's mouth and he loves it. I love providing for them so I'm torn.

juliet - not long now!! I'm so glad everything is fallng into place for you!!

scooby - 8 hrs?!?! SO jealous!! The boys still have us up every 2-3 for a bottle. And if they are on opposite schedules, that means we're both awake every hour/hour and a half. The boys aren't as fussy now - I think it was just a growth stage or something. M is going through one right now (T was the witching hour) but I think it's b/c he's more aware and doesn't just want to sit in the recliner with DH. He wants to be out and about walking around the house, facing out. It's fun but so challenging learning THEIR wants!

loving all of the little redheads!! M looks like he could be turning that way too but I think it's still just light brown.
They are such loves, I literally melt every single time I look at them!! Who knew kids could be so awesome!!



 
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Old Mar 28th, 2018, 20:20 PM   1047
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3c, ahh glad tessa is better with the reflux and gaining weight well, she’s so beautiful, Caleb has started smiling too, it’s just too cute when they start!
Sometimes dh has had to go out and it really is hard, I don’t know how we ever leave the house sometimes! I always can’t wait for him to get home again lol

Wish, I can understand your need to wean, I don’t know how you have done it this far, it’s amz to be able to breastfeed but you need to look after yourself too lovely

Caleb is now 10lb 3oz and doing great, night time he will have about 4 hours then be up for about 2 hours, just because it’s hard to settle him back in the cot, then he will sleep another 2.!he doesn’t even slee much during the day!



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2018, 13:25 PM   1048
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3chords, feeling big and so ready to pop!!! the last couple weeks are always the most uncomfortable for me! i loved loosing the weight when i was pumping too... it didn't work after the second pregnancy though for DD... hopefully something works this time cause I want this weight off! YAY she is doing better with the colic and everything!

wish, i would totally be torn too! it is hard to make the change.

my group b or whatever that test is came back negative, so that is good but i wonder if it isn't pertinent since i am planning on a c-sec. but good to be tested and be in the know about everything.
my next appt isn't till april 9th. feels far away actually. i am SO uncomfortable, especially at night but also the second half of the day.
i have major nesting days, which really means organizing because we don't have a nursery. in our room we will have a co-sleeper or bassinet next to my bed. my dresser has a the changing pad. his clothes will be in my dresser and closet. then an extra crib is setup in our office for maybe daytime naps with baby monitor on him there. it will be much quieter in our office than the other rooms. then each room, family and living room, and playroom will have a rock n play or bouncer thing or a pack n play. so any room i am in, there is a place for him to be. ultimately i am hoping he takes to baby wearing, but those wraps are always hard for me... i feel nervous!

how is everyone else doing??



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2018, 15:12 PM   1049
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hey ladies!!! been quiet in here as you are all tending to your sweet little ones!!!!

i can finally say, i am having a baby this month!!! in fact, in 13 days! so excited.
i continue to nest, but at a slow pace. i set things up one way, and then rearrange. takes awhile to find how i really want things.

can i vent about sleep? it has been hard. so i will lay on one side with a pillow under my bump and then a pillow between my legs. but like gravity pulls him down and then an hour later i need to flip to the other side and it is so uncomfortable bump wise. then i have to reset my pillows. just a pain. then every night some kids wakes up! so feeling sleep deprived. but the heart burn has gotten better. still gassy as ever. braxton hicks still sometimes super strong. but actually doing pretty good for 37 weeks!
i think i am mostly just worried about having a c-sec, and stressed about setup, like getting the co-sleeper ready, and carseat installed, etc. i have lot of lists shared with hubby so hoping he helps some more as it gets closer! he has been great but there's a lot i just rather he do and not me!

how is everyones weeks going??



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2018, 23:09 PM   1050
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Hi Juliet, sorry you’ve been so uncomfortable, night times being pregnant is the worst! Omg 13 days , almost there! I’m so excited for you it’s finally almost time
Try and cram in as much sleep as possible lol, I’m sure you will get all done what you need to

We’re all good here thank you, calebs now going 7-7 and half hours at night, doesn’t really like to go back in the cot after that though so means I can’t put him down too early as Madeleines now sleeping til 7am thanks to the clocks going forward yay!
I’m sure calebs good sleeping won’t last though lol



 
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