Having real bother with Penny, I'm sure sure she's got a reflux, already got her on infacol for colic and it's not helped a great deal. Her sickess and temper/crying is getting worse. HV said the other day to stop the expressed bottles for a week cos of her lack of weight gain, but I'm going to start it again tomorrow night as she's chewing on my boob constantly and getting herself stressed. The HV also said (as well as laying off the dummy - pah!) to stop expressing for a week incase it's affecting what she's getting off me. So I did and last night my boobs were about to explode! The poor bairn couldn't latch on, and as soon as I took my bra down it was literally squirting everywhere! Bloody professionals, think they know everything :sad:
Eventually my birth story!!
So on my due date 13/03/13 DH and I went out for a meal with his family to celebrate his brother and girlfriend’s unexpected pregnancy, and also the imminent arrival of Baby P. DH had a drink that night and I drove us, getting into the car I had a couple of twinges but nothing to think labour was starting. I woke up during the night with AF type dull cramps and at 4.30am on 14/03/13 went to the loo and as I wiped some “stuff” fell out of me! It was just a trickle and was more watery than CM or what I expected a show to be, but not quite water IYKWIM, and it had a pinky tinge to it. I rang the hospital and she told me to put on a pad which I’d already done and call back after an hour with an update of what was on the pad. I had nothing more after that, rang the hospital back who said it sounded like a show rather than my water. They told me what my contractions needed to be in order to call them again, but if I bled or my waters went to call them back. So I got on with my day as best as I could, I sent DH off to work as he had to sort out his workload so he could start paternity as soon as, and my mam came round about 10:30am. I wasn’t sure what contractions really felt like and was getting twinges all morning, then just before my mam came I decided I was getting them, they weren’t just cramps - yikes things were happening! My mam did some ironing for me whilst I closed up my hospital bag, packed DH’s bag and sorted the car seat and nursery, no rest for the wicked! I downloaded an app on the ipad to time my contractions, they were all over the place, sometimes 3 minutes apart, sometimes 15 and they subsided and were less painful (thought TBH they were hardly that painful compared to the “real” contractions hours later!) when I bounced on my gym ball . I remember sitting down with my mam at lunchtime eating and the contractions were getting stronger, she said I’d better warn DH he’ll need to come home very soon! He came home about 3pm-ish and DH’s parents popped over to see how I was doing, it was funny being in labour and having a house full They also took the dog away with them to look after. So I rang the hospital to see where I stood and they said the contractions weren’t enough to go in yet, to take paracetamol and if the pain went away then it wasn’t proper labour they really need to take my breath away. The pain didn’t go with the paracetamol so I just kept on monitoring the contractions. My mam left at 6:50pm whilst I was in the middle of my tea (McDonalds!) as the hospital said I had to eat so DH got a drive through, then at 7pm I was eating my mcflurry (funny the things you remember) when I felt a gush and ran to the loo. There was liquid everywhere and a few bits of brown – uh oh!! I rang the hospital who said I had to go in though they might send me away again depending on how dilated I was. DH was great, was on autopilot and got everything together, rushed me into the car and off we went. My waters went again with each contraction in the car and boy were they bloody painful!! Water everywhere though luckily I had a pad on, a maternity mat on the seat and also a bath towel – my jogging bottoms were soaked through though I looked a right mess . I was assessed at 8pm at the hospital and was 4cm dilated – no going home for me, this was it! It was very likely the way I was going I would give birth in the early hours…I went into the birthing centre, a pink room (omen?!) with a birthing pool, flat screen TV and en suite shower room, great! The midwife looked very young, probably about 25 if that, but was so nice! She said I could use the pool straight away but would advise against it until I was further gone, so I lay down on the couch thing – no beds in there as is supposed to be home from home – expecting to get changed into my tankini later on. The rest of the night was a blur, the pain was pretty bad but I was sleeping and watching tv inbetween contractions, the same for DH who was on the sofa. The mw keep on disappearing for an hour at a time when she was coming back in to monitor me and the baby, but no internal as it has to be every 4 hours DH kept giving me water and helping me to the toilet. She asked if I wanted to go in the pool later on, but I was so exhausted I just wanted to lie there, and as the pain was pretty bad I opted for diamorphine which meant no water birth, but could still stay in the nice room. The diamorphine was a dream! I only had a half a dose with the option of having the other half later on, but wow I would recommend it! However it started to wear off after a few hours and the pain was getting pretty bad. I decided against having the other half dose as the first lot had already slowed my contractions down and I was worried about it affecting the baby. I eventually got the pushing stage at about 6:30am (what a long night!) but needed a pee and I couldn’t go! I had to have a catheter and boy I filled the pot! 25 minutes roughly (so DH recalls) of pushing and she was here, our baby girl! At 7:10am. It bloody hurt I’ll not lie, but I honestly think my birth was pretty good – perhaps its how fit I kept myself during pregnancy, all the walking the dog, and basically just carrying on with life, housework etc.. I didn’t put my feet up. Or maybe it was the raspberry leaf capsules or gym ball action…Or maybe I was just lucky! Baby P was TINY! So much smaller than expected as the growth scan showed she was 5lb 9 at 35 weeks. We knew before she was weighed she was just a little un She was 6lb 5 and was perfect. DH despite saying no throughout pregnancy cut the cord. He was shocked she was a girl, all our friends had girls so he was sure a boy had to come sooner or later! I had to have some stitches though no idea how many, oh how dignified I felt with my legs up in stirrups! We did skin to skin though the bf didn’t happen straight away. After a few hours I showered then we moved rooms so someone could have the birthing pool and both dh and I napped in the sofa bed they’d made up for us. Penny who was un-named for 3 days was in the plastic cot thing next to us. I tried feeding again and after some help from the midwife she latched on which went we could go home that night! Our parents and my brother in law and his girlfriend came to visit around 6pm with balloons and presents for little miss. Luckily my mam had bought some tiny baby clothes as only one of the newborn outfits I took to the hospital fit her! We all left together at 8pm when I was discharged. When we got home MIL had decorated the house with banners and balloons and she’d bought a beautiful flower arrangement . And so our life as a family begins……….
Awww lovely birth story MrsP, brought tears too my eyes!!! Hope Penny is sorted soon chick...i went through peeks and troughs with Poppy and her feeding/crying and a bit colicky but Pops was FF so i just kept having too try diff formulas eventually she settled on the Aptamil colic and constipation one but it took weeks for her too get settled. Try not too worry your doing a great job! xxx
Well im off out on the lash tonight so single men watch out!! Ha ha! Have a good weekend everyone xxx
Just go with what you feel is best for Penny hun, no 2 babies are the same. If she likes her dummy then, she should be allowed it! Thomas had a dummy, he loved it straight away and had it until he was 2 1/2 inc just night times and Harry wasn't interested at all
Thanks for sharing your birth story, I do enjoy reading them particularly when it's a friends You did a fab job, you should be very proud. I think it's always funny how us women still think of our oh's even when in a lot of pain!
Claire- have a fab night out..i am jealous! even though I had a mental one last Friday and vowed never to drink again. Funny how quick we forget!
Well i had a fab night saturday, met the most amazzzzzing guy! OMG!!!!!! And im seeing him again tonight! Am sooooo excited and nervous!!!! Eeeeeekk! Hes 35, gorgeoussss, no kids (yet!), fab personality, bought me drinks all night and wanted me too go home with him but i said nooooooo, so glad i did as think ive made him want me even more now! Cant wait too see him tonight, not going out am just going too his too watch a dvd and chill as we both still knackered after saturday. Will fill you in with the details tomoorow!!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Yes Rach ive vowed never too drink again, my head still hurts this morning, bloody jaegerbombs strike again! Lol! Hows TTC going? You in your TWW yet? What you doing diff too try for a pinky? xx
Wow, he sounds fab. Glad you are having lots of fun hun, hope tonight goes just as well!
Yes in 2ww although very unlikely anything has happened this month as we bd on cd9 and cd10 and then.. well I broke him! he was ok again by yesterday but I just decided lets wait until May. We're on holiday then so should have lots of opportunity for bd.
As for swaying pink, not much anymore. I've read so much conflicting stuff, timing doesn't seem to have any effect that's for sure. They say diet has the most effect but i'm not sure I even believe that really as many couples have a boy and a girl. I've been taking cranberry supplements to lower ph but that's about it. I'm also thinking we'll try lots of bd instead of just 1 or 2 in fertile window as that's us just basically doing the opposite of what happened with the boys!
Awww AS am so happy for you!!! Cant wait for you too be in your TWW!!!
Well last night went really well..hes gorgeous and i was a bad girl and OMG it was amazing!!! How bloody naughty of me! Having a nightmare tho as im not on BC and after we finished we noticed the condom had split, cant believe it happened, am gutted, so now im in panic mode as im ovulating, went straight too Wilkinsons this morning and got sum OPK's and they blaring positive so im gona have too go too docs tomorrow too get the sodding morning after pill, and get back on the CP! Gona feel so stupid asking for it at my age but what can i do!!! Im not sure if any spermies will have escaped as we think it happened when he pulled it out and it was at the bottom but cant be too sure i spse! Eeeee girls, the joys of being single! Ha ha!
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