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Old May 16th, 2018, 15:10 PM   1821
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That's an interesting article on birthing, lots of brain stuff I didn't know about!
Your babies nursing sounds pretty normal to me though. My dd would often be on me for ages! I think sometimes it was a comfort thing as well but it was hard. I found the first month or so very difficult and painful but I hope to do it again, if only for the ease of having food on tap.



 
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Old May 16th, 2018, 16:43 PM   1822
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PG - you are probably right. He loved nursing. We did til he was 21 months and quit as I wasnít getting pregnant. I temped and my temp dropped everytime prematurely and didnít make it to more than 9 day lp. I also donít know if there is such thing as pain free nursing in the first few weeks. I as well loved the convenience. Always food with me and not having to deal with bottles. I very much appreciated it as I know it doesnít work for everyone. Iím very curious how it will go this time. I will try to also do a little bit bottle feeding as I waited with DS till 3 months and at that point he would not take it no matter how we or who tried. He would gag when the nipple touched his lips. He never took a pacifier either. So I was tied to him day and night forever. Just thinking with 2 kids it might help if DH can feed as well sometimes.



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 05:24 AM   1823
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Allie, have you heard of perineal massage? It's supposed to help reduce the risk of tearing. I don't know if it's too late to start now or not. My SIL had a big baby, 9lbs 8, her second, & she tore badly & had to have surgery immediately to repair it. She said overall it wasn't as painful as the tear with her daughter who was 8lbs 4.
I have planned sections & I feel my recovery from my daughter's was quite smooth & quick because it was planned & not an emergency (I know several people who've had EMCS). But that's only based on my experience & I'm throwing it into the mix. For me, it's the safest option for my babies, so the considerations aren't the same!



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 08:32 AM   1824
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Sorry I havenít responded yet, I caught ds stomach bug so Iím feeling awful and my dh has it too!



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 11:01 AM   1825
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Oh no fx! I hope it passes soon. You must be miserable.

Anyone else getting nerve type shooting pain in their groin area? I think itís a sign that baby has def moved further down. I keep standing and walking kind of wide legged. The wobble walk is happening. Lol. Also had a tiny bit of ewcm today. Eeek. Maybe because I tried to rub after DS today who was trying to chase his Grammy down the driveway when she left for work. They live in the country, but he made it almost to the dirt road. Not as bad as when he played catch me if you can around this little roundabout intersection in our neighborhood. So scary and I feel so helpless, like I canít take care of my own child anymore. I bribed him with candy and he luckily came back.



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 11:39 AM   1826
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FX, feel better soon! I'm SO SORRY, that is the worst.

Mom, that is scary! Alistair, who is 6, was shopping with me the other day and saw those 'toddler leashes' and was like 'Why would anyone do that?' and I explained to him when he was younger he'd ALWAYS try to run away. FWIW we never had a leash for him (no judgement on those who do) .

PG and Mom, I agree nursing is sooooo much easier than bottles. We had to supplement from the beginning though so DS never had nipple issues, thank goodness, and I swore by the pacifier for many years and definitely liked having DH able to help feed. I nursed for 11 months before Alistair self-weaned as my supply ran out and I was basically just a pacifier then. I drove myself insane about my supply for the entire 11 months though as it was never ideal so I promised myself I won't be as hard on myself this time if I can't make it work for so long...

Squig, thank you! Yes, I researched it and had DH do it twice as I couldn't reach and then Baby turned breech so we stopped. I'm not sure if it's too late. I've been trying it a bit myself but my technique is off as my bump is in the way lol. It's basically stretching yourself in circles and I've tried it a few times and it hurts!! I'm not sure if that means I'm NOT stretching well or if it's just sensitive down there.



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 12:04 PM   1827
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baby is breech still and Iím super stressed about it. I know Iím not feeling well, but I have felt like crying all morning.



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 12:17 PM   1828
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Baby was still breech for me until 36 and 5!!! I know it's stressful but you are 'only' 35 weeks and still have time. Also, my doctor made it sound like she had no room to flip and she did, and I didn't do anything drastic, just spinning babies website stuff.

BTW it's good to cry, let it out!



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 14:23 PM   1829
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Thanks Allie, canít stop crying now Iíve opened the floodgates



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 14:52 PM   1830
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Sorry Allie no insight on the c-section.

Oh no fx!! How miserable! I had the flu back in february and that was tough enough, cant even imagine being 35 weeks and being that sick. So sorry! Take care and I hope you feel better quick.

35+1 here. Cant believe such a huge growth from last week!!



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