2014 October Rainbows (late Septembers welcome!) (13 babies born!)

Discussion in 'Pregnancy After A Loss' started by whigfield, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. CastawayBride

    CastawayBride Mother of Two

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    My pediatrician said just use nursery water or bottle water, then we didn't need to boil the water....so strange how they all do different things.

    We never heat the bottles either. Olivia is on Nutrimagen, it has to be room temp as it has prebiotics in it that would be killed off if heated....
     
  2. Frustrated42

    Frustrated42 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies, I haven't been on in a couple months but thought I would give you all an update. We were team yellow turned team blue when little man decide to make his appearance oct 2, 2 days before his due date. I went in for my twice weekly NSTs to find out I was in labor and had no idea. I was in labor for 12 hours and Everett arrived healthy and happy weighing 6lbs 15 oz. We spent 2 days in the hospital and have been home for 12 now. He is complete perfection.
     
  3. 3Minions

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    Congratulations Frustrated!
     
  4. AllStar

    AllStar Pregnant

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    Congrats frustrated!!

    Glad to hear everyone's little ones are doing well :) can't wait until I can finally announce our little man!
     
  5. ttclou25

    ttclou25 Well-Known Member

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    Wow all these gorgeous babies are getting big already and only a few left about to pop!!

    I think BF might be more popular over here, when I did it I nearly gave up after 3 days but in the end couldn't stand thought of giving baby formula. I couldn't ever do it, much easier using boob than sterilising all the bottles etc.
     
  6. mapha2

    mapha2 mother of 2

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    Hi ladies, I also haven't been here in a while and thought I should also give you an update. Our little man was born Sep 20th @ 34 weeks. His home with us an doing ok, conratulations to all the new babies :)
     
  7. whigfield

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    I think different countries seem to have different rules with regards to bottle feeding and formula? When giving water I think it has to be cooled boiled water over here for example.

    Another awful night and I'm at the end of my tether. The baby just never sleeps, not during the night OR the day, so I can't even catch up with naps. If I don't sleep soon I feel like I'm going to die. :haha:

    What were the symptoms for reflux in Olivia that you noticed, Castaway?

    When we do shift to FF I've bought the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, so all I'll need to do is fill it up with water, get some sterilized bottles and bring it all upstairs so I won't have to go down to the kitchen in the night.

    Woke up with my bra completely soaking wet and feeling miserable. I'm going to try and pump smaller amounts and not fully drain the breast as my supply seems to be getting stronger! :shock:

    Congratulations Frustrated42! :happydance:

    I think BFing is pretty popular over here too, ttclou. You're UK too right? I wish the midwives/health visitors weren't so pushy with it. I do agree that it's easier just to whip the boob out when baby is screaming, and not having to sterilize/wash all the bottles etc. LO just struggles on the boob with me though and I've had enough. :nope:

    Congratulations mapha2! :happydance:

    So many babies born now! Eeek! I can't wait to see more announcements!
     
  8. CastawayBride

    CastawayBride Mother of Two

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    Whigfield just so you know they sell nursery water, no need to boil just add formula and voila, done! My Pediatrician taught me that trick!

    I bought the prep machine but due to Olivia's probable reflux she is on hypoallegernic formula, Nutriamagen. It has added prebiotics (good bacteria) so you have to give to baby room temperature or it would kill off the good bacteria, so yes one less step and she seems fine with it. I am now returning the machine! lol I found it made the bottles a bit hot, in my opinion anyway but if you made and let cool a few minutes I am sure it would be fine.

    I sterilize the bottles once a day, other then that the Pediatrician said rinse under hot water.

    Olivia was pushing, all the time. She was crying, hard, I can hear the gurgling of the gas, and after she burps she often cries. She seems to be getting better though, with out medication and just from this new formula. I am not sure but I think this Sunday he will prescribe Zantac to see if that makes her more comfortable/allows her to eat more...We currently feed her every three hours, even if that means waking her up.

    Oddly enough she doesn't spit up, just uncomfy, turns red and I can't have my baby upset. :nope:

    To be honest, I am finding bottles easier then breast feeding, however, I have very, very large breasts...makes pumping difficult as you have to do one at a time. Plus hubs is so good at feeding her, its nice to get 5 hours of sleep at night straight lol

    Whigfield if you are trying to dry up DO NOT pump, go cold turkey, you should be dry within 2-3 days. Wear a tight bra, and use ace bandages to make it a bit tighter. This is the second time I have dried up and it was relatively painless. Also, back to the shower until you are sure you dried up....Pumping, even smaller amounts, continues to tell your body to produce...( I thought I would slowly transition to not pumping at all but due to my health I had to stop cold turkey, when I told my Dr he was like that is the best way to do it anyway, who knew?! lol)
     
  9. AllStar

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    Congrats mapha!

    I'm so happy to finally announce our little man was born early this morning!! Jaxon arrived just after 4am and weighed 8lb 9.5oz. We are all so in love :)
     
  10. Krippy

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    So happy for you allstar.... Can't wait to hear your birth story.
     
  11. 3Minions

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    Congratulations Allstar!!!!

    I'm having a few sporadic contractions today - hopefully it means she's on her way out soon. DH is supposed to go to a hockey game tonight but his team is sucking SO badly that he won't mind if he has to miss it.

    I'll second castaway on the ace bandage and sports bra to tie the boobs down.

    As for sterilizing the bottles, I do that before baby is born.... My dishwasher has a 'sani' setting - I have no idea what that even means - but #3 did just fine with the bottles. I'm hoping the same goes for this one, lol.
     
  12. whigfield

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    Congratulations AllStar!! :happydance: Echoing Krippy, I can't wait to hear it either!

    Oooh I didn't know that Castaway, I'll have to take a look! I haven't used the perfect prep machine yet either as we've been using premade bottles with him so far today (omg he has slept like 3 hours after each feed - heaven!) but we will be using it tonight. I'm scared for how he'll sleep tonight. :haha:

    Really though? Just pure cold turkey? It's soooo painful without me pumping! I feel like my chest is going to explode. I'll give it a go tonight and do no pumping whatsoever and see what it's like. I guess I can take painkillers for a couple of days. Is there any truth in the cabbage leaf thing?

    I actually quite like sterilizing and washing bottles. :haha: I don't know what's wrong with me, but I find it enjoyable?! :shock: I'm sterilizing and washing each bottle after every feed though.
     
  13. CastawayBride

    CastawayBride Mother of Two

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    Great news!!!!
     
  14. CastawayBride

    CastawayBride Mother of Two

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    I bought the microwave santizer, but I have the basket for the dishwasher also....I have been throwing her pacifiers in there as well! Gotta say, its pretty easy.

    Oh and Whigfield I am really liking the Dr. Brown bottles, I bought for a Preemie and it is definitely the best bottle for helping with reducing gas/air!
     
  15. Lizziemm

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    Hi ladies, haven't checked in for a while again, but congratulations on the arrivals of all the new little ones ;-).

    Afm: My yellow rainbow bump turned blue on Thursday, my beatiful baby Thomas arrived weighing an impressive 9lb 8ozs!! We are both home and settleing in and doing well so far. I'm on cloud 9! Xx
     
  16. AllStar

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    Congrats Lizzie! What a wee chunk :) I thought our little man was big at 8lb 9.5oz! He sounds lovely and cuddly :)
     
  17. ljo1984

    ljo1984 2DDs,2angels <3

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    You could try dropping a "feed" (pimp session) every day or two to reduce your supply gradually. That's technically how it works for me when I'm
    Weaning onto solids at 6 month. As they start taking more food they drop feeds from me gradually and your body then adjusts. Mine carry on weaning until there on two feeds a day and last two before weaning completely was just feeding at bed time. So you can try that approach, it'll obviously take a while longer but hopefully not as uncomfortable. X
     
  18. ourturnnext

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    Wow lots of new babies! Congratulations frustrated, confused, castaway, mapha and lizzie... And to anyone else who I've missed out! I'm usually reading this thread one-handed so don't get to post much.

    Alice is two weeks old now and for the first time since she arrived, both kids are asleep at the same time!! I feel like I should sleep too but it's just bliss having a cuppa and watching some grown-up TV in peace :)

    How's everyone coping with motherhood? I've struggled with my sanity this week but yesterday was the first day I haven't cried, so the first small step to normality. Me, Alice and my toddler have all got cold so there's not been much sleep in our house. Decided to start combi-feeding with a view to being completely on formula by Christmas x
     
  19. Laelani

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    Both kids asleep at the same time does sound peaceful!

    Motherhood is such a blessing though there are times I get really frustrated - mostly in the overnight hours when he fusses over nothing and I don't know what to do to soothe him back to sleep so I just try everything until he sleeps. Last week I had a really hard time hormones wise and was very sad for most of the day and didn't really talk a whole lot or want to do anything. I ended up re-subscribing to an online game that I used to play pre-Carson and have been playing that a little bit each day for my relaxing mommy time and that has been helping with the sadness a lot. So I will continue to do that until I can go a full day happily or until I get sick of the game and will need to find a new outlet. :haha:
     
  20. whigfield

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    Congratulations Lizzie! What a good weight! :happydance:

    I've had to give up stopping cold turkey anyway as it was sheer agony and left me crying in pain! I'm now pumping just enough to relieve pain and trying to go as long as possible between that, and using cabbage leaves, taking sage leaf capsules and also ibuprofen. :haha: I've only pumped once so far today - just an oz or two this morning, and I haven't done anything since, but will do so before bed.

    Ourturnnext I'm struggling a little bit I think but with formula it seems to be getting a tiny bit better each day.. Slowly. :haha: He's getting more alert now at 5 weeks and does do tiny smiles - in fact he had a tiny laugh at OH earlier which was adorable :cloud9: - so that helps.

    I find the nights the hardest too Laelani. I feel like I could cope getting up multiple times a night if he actually went back to sleep after being fed, cuddled, winded, changed etc.. But he doesn't. :growlmad: I really want to re-subscribe to an old game as well (World of Warcraft :blush:) and I MIGHT, but only if I can play it one handed.. So I can play while feeding/winding or if he just wants to sleep on me. So I've been looking at gaming mice that have lost of buttons on the side. :haha:
     

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