***November 2019 Babies!***

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  1. lesondemavie

    lesondemavie Mama to 2 rainbows & 4 Angels

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    Is anyone else struggling with your postpartum body? I guess you bounce back faster after the first than you do the second? I want to start working out again but the ob won’t check and clear me until 6 weeks after. I’m just getting really down about not feeling great in any clothes with the holidays coming up. I’m walking a ton but I think it’s more loss of muscle and my uterus still shrinking than needing to burn calories. I know my body just did an amazing thing and I need to figure out how to love it as is but I always struggle with that bit. I keep reading this over and over today:



    If you have any fav fourth tri clothing items I can buy online please send them my way :)
     
  2. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    I'm surprised with my postpartum body! I've lost almost all my bump even though it's still a bit wobbly, I never lost it with my second but I did gain a lot more pregnancy weight with him, this time around I've lost weight everywhere and I can wear my pre pregnancy Jeans! And Enzo was my biggest baby! I guess its partly to do with looking after 3 kiddies now and barely finding time to eat hahaha
     
  3. dogmommy

    dogmommy Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone- I thought I would add my story incase it helps someone else. My due date wasn't until tomorrow but last week I went into labor all on my own! I lost my mucus plug during the day and didn't think too much of it bc Ive heard they can grow back and means nothing in terms of when baby comes...then later that day had some "bloody show" but it was just pink discharge. Well couple hours later contractions started...and never stopped. Got to hospital at 8pm was at 3cm then kept dilating an 1-1.5 cm every hour and got epidural 3 hours later. Couple hours later it was time to push. 3 pushes and she was out!! We didn't know gender so that was cool but I feel DH is having gender disappointment. We already have a 20 month old DD and I think he was really hoping for a boy :/ he won't admit it but I feel a little sad he didn't seem as happy. But anyways I'm sure he will come around.

    As for recovery and length of labor. I definitely think it made a difference for me first labor 36 hours = 4 weeks of pain. This labor 5 hours = 2 days of pain. My body is definitely not where i want it either. Been breastfeeding so the weight is coming off but definitely think ill be left with a pouch.

    Congrats everyone! Hope to see more birth stories on here.
     
  4. lesondemavie

    lesondemavie Mama to 2 rainbows & 4 Angels

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    Yup that’s exactly like me duration/recovery wise. Congrats on the early easy labor dogmommy! I’m feeling a bit better about my pooch today. I think I just made the mistake of trying in all my old clothes after a big lunch yesterday:haha:. My best friend even commented on how good I looked today. I think I’ll just have to deal with the food baby look until I can get back to rebuilding some abs. I actually find the weight stays on for me when breastfeeding bc I’m so hungry and worried about how cutting calories might affect my supply.
     
  5. Harmony16

    Harmony16 Well-Known Member

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    Lesondemavie, You have to give your body time to heal I'm sure it'll get back to here you'd like it after you heal up! Glad you're feeling better about it though.

    Afm, I'm almost completely back down to my pre preggo weight, only thing is I still can't fit my shoes or wedding ring, I hope this isn't permanent, I'm 4 weeks pp and still can't squeeze either one on smh. I would've liked to keep some of my weight that I gained, as I've always been pretty small, I gained 40lbs while pregnant but most of it was fluid due to my pre e, so i pretty much pee'd that out in my catheter in the 24 hours following my delivery.

    congrats Dog mommy, glad your birth was smooth, and I'm sure your husband will come around, I'm sure he loves her all the same.
     
  6. bobster

    bobster 2 perfect boys & 1 gorgeous girl

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    Congrats everyone! How is everyone getting on? I’m finding it hard with 3, I won’t lie! Everyone said the third just slots in... they are liars!!! I think my baby is a bit more needy though than her brothers were. She cries much more and I have to carry her around to keep her happy so it’s hard to do stuff with my 2 older ones. Feeling frazzled!
     
  7. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    Hi hun, so far I'm finding 3 a doddle, however Enzo is a terrible feeder, he has silent reflux and basically hates feeding time and it's a constant battle to get him to take anything! He fusses mid way through the bottle and refuses anymore until later, so I'm constantly making up bottles for him. Hes still doing good with his weight though, he got weighed last week a day before he turned 7 weeks and he was 12lb 3oz, so a big boy indeed! We've tried so much when he comes to feeding as the medication off the doctor wasnt working that good, so now hes using anti reflux milk which so far has been great for the silent reflux.

    He has a cold at the moment and back to fussy feeding :( I look forward to weaning him tbh, the boy just isnt fusses on his milk anymore!
     
  8. bobster

    bobster 2 perfect boys & 1 gorgeous girl

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    Hlx he’s doing amazing gaining so much weight. How much did he weigh at birth again ?
    Have you got a perfect prep machine to make bottle making easier?
    We have our own issues with feeding as she is clicking a lot on breast and when we’ve given bottles too so they are querying tongue tie. She’s so gassy and gets really uncomfortable, it’s awful on an evening.
    You must be super mum as I’m really struggling with 3. I won’t lie, I’ve had moments when ive just cried and thought what he hell have I done. It’s sleep deprivation though
     
  9. lesondemavie

    lesondemavie Mama to 2 rainbows & 4 Angels

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    Man I can’t imagine 3. I’m struggling so much with just 2. My 2 yo is just a handful right now and if Cal is fussy on top of that it’s too much for me. Last night, I left her downstairs with DH while I got ready for bed with the baby. When I came back, she was alone in the living room stripped down to her underwater and lapping up water from the kitty water bowl. I just don’t even know :shrug:

    Cal just had his 2-month appointment and first round of vaccinations. He’s growing so fast: 12.25lbs and almost 23”. He fussed a bit with the shots but not bad, and now he’s down for his long afternoon nap.

    The holidays were crazy and after surviving 4 of them since he arrived we’re finally enjoying some down time. Since my PP appointment, I started fitting in 10-15 minute core and arm exercises with baby and/or toddler when I can and going to a baby and mom yoga class once a week. It feels so good to be doing more than just walking a ton.

    I’m going back to work in a few weeks and oddly feeling anxious about it. DH will be home with Cal so that doesn’t worry me so much, but I wonder what messes I’m going to have to clean up when I get there and also I hate pumping.

    Hope you all had great holidays whatever you celebrate and glad to hear your babes are doing well <3
     
  10. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    Enzo was 8lb 12oz at birth so a pretty big lad! :haha: I use the prep machine and it's my life saver, but honestly feeding times are horrendous and a constant battle, and now colic is back full throttle along side the silent reflux, I dont know whether I'm coming or going at the moment, I just dont think enzo enjoys bottle feeding, hes in constant pain from something, he will benefit from early weaning like my second son did at 16 weeks.

    Enzo also clicks a lot on the bottle but I've had no idea with tongue tie! Maybe that could be a apart of this difficult feeding... how do I know if he has it or not? I have no experience in this!

    Overall Enzo is thriving and gaining weight like a trooper and sleeps through the night sometimes, if not he wakes just the once, I just wish I could help him through the pain.

    This is my little man now, all 12lb 3oz of him, hes a little tank and is slowly receding on top of his head. We have been having real smiles from 5 weeks and is babbling so much! Oh how they grow:haha:

     
  11. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    Hahahaha drinking the cats water made me chuckle!! I'm struggling a bit this time around with a baby, but the toddler years I absolutely love!
     

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