August Sunbeams!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy After A Loss' started by Trying4first1, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. swimmyj1

    swimmyj1 Well-Known Member

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    stinks they stopped :( idk about you but I am sooo ready for this baby to be out lol.

    I read through my pump instructions. not too complicated thank goodness. I just keep telling myself one more week of work then I have a week off and baby can come at any time after that haha.
     
  2. fairycat

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    I am SO ready for this baby to be out!!!! My friend offered to show me how to use my pump to get my body going, but I got scared and said no, haha. Doc appt today, I'll find out if my body is progressing at all, and when/if induction will be set. Really hoping she'll be here before next Friday when we're thinking of inducing. Contractions are getting painful at times, and I really feel like she's about to come - but no signs of labor :( Just stupid regular BH - like last night for 3 hours every 11-16 mins. Ugh. Hoping all these contractions will help make labor a bit faster?
     
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    Doc checked my cervix - it will still thick and high, but 1 cm dilated. Induction set, baby will be here August 12. I'm pooping my pants right now.
     
  4. swimmyj1

    swimmyj1 Well-Known Member

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    Baby girl born August 5th. C-section went great. Only been a week and I've only ever taken Tylenol for pain. First few days were rough until my milk came in and then we've been doing better. So glad she's here :)

    Sorry fairy I had to leave the Facebook group I just felt like a few moms could be a little judgy about how other moms were doing things and mom shaming is not something I do well with. I hope the group does great!!

    Good luck tomorrow! Take some time to heal and bond
     
  5. Kuawen

    Kuawen Pregnant?!

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    Baby boy arrived August 3rd after 36 hours of labor I failed to progress beyond 3cm and couldn't have an epidural because I am on aspirin therapy so reluctantly elected for a ceserean. Sylas came out healthy at 8lbs 9oz 21 inches long and his head is 15.5 inches in diameter. There was no way I could have pushed that head through so that's likely why labor didn't progress. Unfortunately BFing has been anything but successful as baby refuses to latch even now that my milk is in... We're working with a lactation Consultant and I'm exclusively pumping in the meantime.
     
  6. swimmyj1

    swimmyj1 Well-Known Member

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    Kauwen - congrats so happy he is here!! I'm sorry you ended up needing a c-section :( but so glad he is healthy and both of you are doing well. I'm sure with a lactation specialist you are in amazing hands. But have you tried a nipple shield? My gal won't latch on either unless I'm using one. My nipples are just not long enough for her to get a latch. I'm also pumping after feedings and usually giving her that so she feels satisfied.
     
  7. Kuawen

    Kuawen Pregnant?!

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    Thank you swimmy and congrats to you too! I was sad at first about the csection but after finding out how big his head is I'm just so glad I didn't choose the other option which was to continue my labor with pitocin but no epidural. Nothing we could have done would have made him fit through my pelvis and could have caused us both a lot of trauma. So a csection was the right choice for his birth.

    We had a breakthrough at the LC appt yesterday and my little boy finally latched and nursed for the first time using a combination of a nipple shield and an sns system filled with my expressed milk. His tongue and sucking reflexes are growing stronger using the exercises the LC has us doing with him and I have hope that in a few weeks time my son will finally be able to nurse just like any other baby. Also yesterday my milk supply increased to the point that he only got 1oz of formula and the rest was my milk :happydance: I'm not trying to say I'm against formula or be judgemental to anyone who uses it; my family including myself have a long history of allergies and very sensitive stomachs and DS is beginning to develop a reaction to even the most gentle formulas on the market. So getting him off of them and exclusively BFing is my big goal, even if it's still drinking that milk from a bottle.
     
  8. swimmyj1

    swimmyj1 Well-Known Member

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    Yay for increased supply!!!! Have you taken any of the herbs to increase supply? I went from about 1oz to about 2-3 using them. We also have to sometimes fill the nipple or she won't take it and latch on. Fingers crossed in a few weeks we won't have to do that lol. I'm sorry you guys have so many allergies to the formula hopefully you will be able to exclusively bf in no time!

    We had her ultrasound of her hips today everything is looking good. She should be able to crawl and walk on time with no issues. Yay!!! I wasn't super worried sense she has been straitening her legs and hips out more and more each day.
     

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