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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 15:42 PM   1001
Tobaira
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thanks for setting up the new site dreamer - I agree it makes sense to wait til everyone is ready to move over to the new thread.

Stranje - it's great to hear from you! Hope your move wasn't too rough!

Congrats on your little girl Fizzio! Sorry the labor and delivery sucked, I didn't go into labor but everything about mine sucked too so I totally understand

Babies - congrats on your bfp!!!

LadyL - I wasn't allowed to drive for.. a little over 2 weeks after my C section and not long distances (out of the city) for another 2 weeks. I have heard some people are told 6-8 weeks.

Rojo and baby - you guys are getting so close! very exciting!

So it sounds like pampers are popular I think part of the problem may be that they are too big for the preemie size now - I've found the pampers preemies are smaller than the huggies preemies, but it looks like the pampers newborns may work out well. Cassandra came in at 6.4lbs yesterday and Heather at 6 lbs, so they both gained a pound over the past 2 weeks which is really good.

so last night was really rough for me - didn't get enough sleep and the girls just fussed from 10pm- midnight, first one then the other then both..I literally sat in the nursery crying until my MIL came up and sent me to bed for an hour. It's really frustrating sometimes because I can only hold one at a time so it's hard to calm them both down at once. I know they say this is the hardest part, but sometimes it seems overwhelmingly hard!



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 20:19 PM   1002
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Stranje!! I've been wondering where you'd got off to! Good to hear from you. I can imagine that it would be tough to move with a newborn. Good luck getting settled in and can't wait to hear an update on how you and Giada are doing once you get time.

Tobaira, I am so sorry you've had a rough time lately. I can only imagine how tough it must be for you. I only have one and have caught myself feeling so overwhelmed and crying (and not even know why!) a lot!! I blame it on the hormones!! It's great that you have a supportive MIL to help out.

My husband and mom have been great to me and Jack so far. The lack of sleep really is taxing on the body. I was used to only about 6 hours of sleep a night and working 12 hour shifts, so I really thought this lack of sleep wasn't going to be that bad, but it really is so tough. Everyone I know who has kids says it really does get better quick. I sure hope they are right!!

Jack had his newborn photos taken today, and man was he a bad boy. He hates being naked, and, of course, most all the pics they take are when the babies are naked. He cried and cried and cried. And when he wasn't crying, he was peeing on every prop the photographer had!! Our 2 hour session turned into nearly a 4 hour session!! Thank goodness the photographer was super patient and understanding!! And now he's completely sacked out!! I could barely wake him to take his bottle earlier! I hope he decides to sleep like this all night!!



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 01:33 AM   1003
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Hi ladies,

I just wanted to say how bloody lovely it is to read this thread. Ive been following it closely throughout your pregnancies as I was a member of the original CBFM thread. You are an amazing inspiration to those ttc; watching your struggles and tribulations ttc, then following your pregnancies through to your gorgeous babies makes me believe that it will be possible for me one day. Ive just been diagnosed with high TSH and high prolactin so i'm hoping with some meds, it'll be my time soon too.

Congratulations girls



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 08:09 AM   1004
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Hi ladies, sorry for the delay. Im pleased to hear everyone is doing well. I have been catching up here and there. Great idea dreamer re-the thread, im happy to do what ever but would love for us to stick togther. We've got this far, might as well continue

Hello to the ladies who have been following, hope to hear your baby news soon.

Darcey and I are doing really well, I just love her and being a mum so much. It really is worth the wait...and labour!

As most of you know, I was induced last wednesday and had her on friday.I had been contracting since the monday, so was in slow labour for 5days!!!

I had my waters broken and drip put in to induce labour,on the thursday. I coped for a while but ended up with a epidural as I wasnt progressing and fighting pain as the epi had stopped working. I kept telling them it wasnt working but they just ignored me and said that it hadnt and was working! I nearly ended up with c section as darceys heart rate was dropping with contractions and I had stopped dialating.
I was in sooo much pain, they had the drip up as high as it would go and they still didnt listen to me that I could feel everything, after I really started to lose it they finally realised that the epidural had come out and was running down my back! The consultant was awful and just shrugged and "oh, sorry!"

They finally gave me another epidural and monitored me and the baby. When I was finally examined 2hrs later, i was ready to push and she was delivered in 10mins. The cord snapped as she was born and everyone was covered in blood. I had a large loss and im on injections to help me and Darcey was kept an eye on due to fluid and mucas on lungs. Over all it wasn't too bad but felt as though I should have been induced earlier as I was so exhausted by the time actual active labour began, but they openly said they didnt break my waters till the thursday because they were too busy!
It amazing how you put it all behind you.

Darcey wouldnt be put down for the first couple of days, but now settles fairly well just after midnight and feeds every 3hrs or so. Im breast and bottle feeding. I love it!!!!

Sorry for the long post. Hope you're well and counting down the days now some of you xx



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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 10:40 AM   1005
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Lilmisscheer!! I remember you from the original CBFM thread. Thanks for catching us up! Good luck in your TTC journey! I hope you get your BFP soon!
I also had borderline high TSH levels. Never high enough to be put on meds though. Good news is that it is easily fixed with medication (most likely synthroid/levothyroxine). I know a girl who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (high TSH) and got put on synthroid and conceived on her 2nd cycle after many months of TTC prior to being on medication! So here's hoping the same will ring true for you as well. Keep in touch!!

Claire...Yipes!! Sounds like you went through quite the ordeal to get little Darcey here! But glad you are in such good spirits about it and are so in love with your little one. It's amazing how these little humans we just met can capture our hearts so quickly and we forget all the crap we had to go through to get them here!!

How is everyone else doing?



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 14:35 PM   1006
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hi girls, hi to lilmisscheer and babies7777, of course we all rem you and you should keep us updated with your progress, we are all the originals and i hope you will keep in touch.

my brain has slightly melted but i think it was lady that was asking abt the driving....well conor is 4 weeks and i started driving today!!!!!!you need to call your car insurance and ask if they need a doc note....mine said they didnt and i could drive as long as i could do an emergency stop!

i was soooo glad to get out of the house!!! james has been away working from monday and im finding doing all this on my own really hard....he isnt back until next week!...conor has had bad reflux and i have given him gaviscon which has really helped today...

hope you are ok tobaira....i dont know how i would have coped with the triplets, i feel so guilty every time i say that but its true....conor is hard work....even brushing my teeth is a luxury!!!!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 13:28 PM   1007
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hi lilmisscheer! good to hear from you. i hope you get your bfp soon, please keep us posted.

claire, wow it sounds like you had quite a time of it, glad you and Darcey are both ok.

not much to report here, i didn't quite believe the hospitals measurements last week as they said i was measuring 34 inches and the previous week my midwife measured me at 29. Turns out they weren't far wrong though, measured 33 today at my 24 week check up so bump essentially grew 4 inches in a week! was pretty surprised how much and how quick its grown
All ok though and heartbeat good and strong. Midwife asked me to think about my birth plan formy next appt so that, packing my hospital bag and putting up the cot are the jobs for the next 2 weeks. Can't believe how quick time if flying!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 22:08 PM   1008
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Hi Everyone!!
I finally got a chance to get through the posts! Congrats to all the new babies!!!! I am so excited for everyone. If I saw everyone, I think we now have tobaira, trixie, lady, dreamer and claire..right? Congrats ladies! All the pictures are beautiful!
I am still trying to settle in here. Never going to move again!!! I am still so tired from getting broken sleep. Last night Giada actually slept for 5 hours! It was so nice. unfortunately she woke up at 5am and was up til 6:30, and I had to get up at 7 to get ready for her dr.'s apt, so I still was dead tired this morning. She had a heart murmur, but the cardiologist today said her heart looks fine!
So who is next now?? Lilrojo I think it is you right? How are you feeling? Can't wait to see more birth stories!
Tobaira I don't know how you do it with 2. I seriously can't imagine. Even when the baby is good and not fussy, it is exhausting.
I am still trying to breast feed a little, but my milk production never really increased. Oh well, thank goodness for formula. ALthough I tried to switch her as I thought this one was hurting her stomach and now she is constipated. I think I switched her too much. She is eating like a total glutton and I don't know what to do about it. They say to feed on demand, but this baby eats like you wouldn't believe. She has gained 1 pound 4 ounces in 2 weeks!! She also spits up a lot, but it doesn't seem to bother her. She's almost got a third chin lol. Oh well, better to eat a lot than not at all I guess.
How are you ladies feeling after delivery. I had pretty bad soreness up until now. These past couple days I have felt better down there. The incontinence did go away thank goodness. I'm not sure if I still leak a little, but in the beginning I would walk into the bathroom and pee would start coming out and I couldn't stop it. I was so scared it was going to continue, but it stopped after about 7-8 days. I thought i had an infection as I had horrible burning and itching, but dr said it was normal and has now disappeared. It still burns down there when I wash with soap. Anyone else have this? I am so afraid to have sex again as I already had pain problems before. I am afraid it will burn. I plan on waiting til 8 weeks, but am still scared...especially since soap still burns. And I still have 20 pounds to lose which is depressing :P
Baby7777 congrats to you! It goes by quickly!!
Littlemisscheer, good luck with ttc. Sometimes it takes a while, but the wait is worth it and forgotten about once it happens...and then it goes very quickly from then on. Fingers crossed for you!
Hope everyone else is well. THinking of all of you, and so glad to have this thread!!



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 18:54 PM   1009
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Great to hear an update from you Stranje!! I know what you mean about broken sleep! It is so hard. I love how no one in real life really told me about how rough it is, but reading all the new mom's on here, it is obviously very common!! Glad your little girl is eating well. I wouldn't feel bad about supplementing with formula...as long as she's gaining and satified, that's all that matters. I didn't deliver vaginally, so I was never sore 'down there', but I still have bladder spasms from time to time if my bladder gets too full (and it's uncomfortable). I'm not sure if it's from the surgery or the catheter. I am halfway there on my weight loss too!! I gained 50 lbs total and lost 25 in the first week. And I'm now at a standstill!! Ugh. It is depressing!!

Jack had his 2 week newborn pediatrician appt today. He is growing great!! He had gained a whole pound since his weight when we left the hospital! (He was 8 lbs when he was born, and 7 lbs, 7 oz when we left, and now he's 8 lbs 7 oz!). He's a little pig!! I am exclusively pumping and he drinks 3.5 to 4 oz per feeding. And I am like a milk producing machine!! I pump about 4 oz per breast every pumping session (which is every 3 hrs). I am about 3-4 days ahead on my supply!! It's crazy!!

Unfortunately, because I produce so much, if I skip a pumping session because I'm out or something, my breasts become super engorged!! I now have mastitis in my right breast! And am running a 103 F fever! I feel terrible!! My boob feels like a baseball! It is so hard and red and tender to the touch. My dr called me in an antibiotic which tears your stomach up! No fun!! I feel just like I have the flu without the coughing! My body is so achy. It's tough taking care of a newborn when I feel so bad. Luckily my husband is helping out tremendously. It just sucks because I just want to curl up in bed for a few days, but still have to pump every 3 hours in order to relieve the pressure from my breast!!

Yipes! Sorry for the ramblings! I'm a little drugged up on Percocet at the moment! Haha!

Hope you all are well!!

Oh, I think lilrojo had her baby the other day!! So yay!! Just working and baby left!! And Babies7777 later on down the road!! Hopefully lilmisscheer can join us soon too!!

I have really enjoyed being a part of this thread!! I am excited about us all continuing our journey to mommyhood together too!!



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 11:35 AM   1010
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hi stranje good to hear from you.....its soooo exhausting, i had my dad take conor for a walk and now he is out cold and i dont want to wake him so i have to start all over again!!!! we have dtd twicw now and conor is 5 weeks on tue....the first time was 3 weeks post op i think and it was sore.....it burned....cant rem that from the last time. the second time was better and now i feel my period coming, or so i hope as we didnt use a condom!!!! i couldnt imagone doing all this again for quite a while!

lady glad jack is doing so well....we weighed conor this morning and he is now 9lb 13oz....he is a wee chubber!!
i have at least 20 lbs to lose....size 14 jeans dont even fit....i lost 28lb already but that was the easy part as it was just the belly going down....now i have a deflated balloon that wont go away!...im starting the gym this week...i hate execrcise but the christening is on the 17th march and by god ill be a 12 again even if it kills me!



 
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