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#1 Bel

Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:13 PM

New Thread Time Peoples...

Welcome to all New Jan 05 Parents. Congratulations  original.gif




Bel
DH: Matt
DS: Joshua 29.09.02


#2 Hiprowy

Posted 13 January 2005 - 04:39 PM

Woo, I get to be last *and* first.

Shame I have nothing to add, LOL.

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Me Rowena 30
DH 50
SD Mel 5-1-88
DD Samantha 28-12-98
DD Caitlin 31-12-04



Three Capricorn daughters!

#3 mrsgg

Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:36 PM

Good evening everybody,

Glad to hear everybody is doing OK.

Kellie,  Breasfeeding twins is a real commitment, I saw the twin Mums in the nursery and it was a logistical nightmare, I think all breastfeeding twin Mums should have another hand which pops out when you feed.  Good luck with it I am sure you are doing a fabulous job.

Tracey  I had some sort of loss up until last week, it went from almost nothing after the first week, till full on heavy bleeding when I got home (I think you are doing more) for a couple of weeks then occasional "bursts" for about another 3 weeks then a clear yellowish loss for another week.  I thn had somemore bleeding but thought that it was alomst like a light period as I had the period type cramps. I made sure I drank lots and ate fruit to help with the constipation.  Good Luck !!!

Charlotte is still a really easy baby, my husband said today everything he was scared off, sleepless nights, not being able to do anything, constant crying has not ahppened, If he has put the moskers on I will kill him.

We are doing to "show Off" tour of my work tomorrow, I have picked the prettiest outfit, now I just have to hope there is no chucking on it before we get there, perhaps a bib taking it off just as we walk in the doore will help.  I also have my 6 week checkup tomorrow as ob was on hols for 2 weeks, it is really rather sad that this is the final visit for ob work for me, will only be back to gynie work.
I will talk to her about the Mirena, hope that she is happy to inset tomorrow.

Catch u later

Janel

#4 char_andy

Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:37 PM

Woo hoo... our 2nd thread.  Not much else to report other than my little treausre has been sleeping most of the day and wakes and grunts for his feed and goes back to sleep.  The one good thing about being formula bottle fed.. I know how much he is eating.  I have to look for the good somewhere, since I cant breast feed.  Ionly hope this doesnt mean that tonight he thinks its awake time.  Usually he has a couple of hours during the day where he is awake, but not so far, other than 5:30am this morning.  Oh well I may as well sleep some more incase its going to be a long night.

Take Care,
Char & Andy

Carly Julia - 18 APR 1996
Coby Jon - 28 DEC 2004


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#5 Karyn21

Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:27 AM

Hi Mums,

I can now convert over to this group from the DIJ group as Harry John was born on the 6th Jan, making him a week and one day old today.  Wow that time has flown.

At the moment, he's a 'textbook baby', but I'm fully prepared for that to change any minute.  As with the labour, I'm expecting the absolute worst so things can only be better than expected.  He's sleeping well, eating well and has no problem being passed around from visitor to visitor constantly. Has everyone else been inundated with visitors.  I've had people over at home, or I've been out, every day since getting out of hospital.  Sunday looks like being my first 'free' day and I'm so looking forward to it.  

Re: Breastfeeding and expressing.  Can anyone tell me the best way to go about expressing a bit so that some nights my partner can do the feeds?  Should I just do a bit before and after each feed and freeze it?  Then can I just add to that frozen container each time, or should I freeze each express separately, then defrost a few at a time to give him?  And how much expressed milk should I give him for a full feed?  

Baby Blues - didn't get them (well not so far anyway).  The midwife came in to the hospital room on day 2 and said to me "be prepared to sob your eyes out either tomorrow or the day after ... it will happen and you won't be able to control it".  Never happened.  The only time I've had a really good cry was when I read about little Lachlan.  

Harry and I are off to 'show him' at my work today for lunch.  I'm really looking forward to it.

Will log on later on today and say Hi.

Cheers everyone

Karyn

PS - my friend from New Zealand just sent me the cutest little sheepskin boots and rug.  So sweet.  Think the boots will disappear for a few more months though.



Karyn (32)
Partner: Jackie (26)
Success with Donor Insem #3
EDD: 5 Jan 05

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#6 Jorkierbri

Posted 15 January 2005 - 07:26 AM

Hi Everyone,
            This is Jennie's husband here. Jennie gave birth to Brielle Rose on Friday 14-01-05 at 08:26am. Brielle weighed in at 3230 grams (7pound 5 ounces) and 51 cm long, head circumference was 35cm. Both wonderful ladies are doing very well. We wish the same for all awaiting their arrivals, and best of wishes for all that have already had their deliveries!

[color=red]Jennie 28 [color=blue]DH Josh 28
[color=green]DS Jordan 22/08/2000
[color=teal]DS Kieran 10/05/03

AND


#7 char_andy

Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:05 AM

Congrats Jenny on the arrival Brielle Rose... what a beautiful name.

Welcome to the Jan 05 parents group.

Well Its Saturday morning here, and not much to report, other than I only have 6 more days till my DD comes home and I am so excited, I get happy tears every time I think about it.  
We bought a Digital camcorder and DH and I are arguing which one is going to be stuck behind the camera videoing her as she comes through the airport doors and see's her brother for the first time.  I will win, cos I still use the excuse "I gave birth to your son, and went through all that pain"... it works every time, well it has done for the last 2-1/2 weeks.

Handed in the baby bonus form yesterday and sent away for the birth certificate... and went out for the first real day out yesterday.  I have to agree with you Rowena on the holding bubs in your arms and how everyone stops and admires.  It's awesome.

Well I can hear our little man starting to wake up for his breakfast.  This is my favourite time of day... first real alert cuddle of the day and little play time... (well play time for me, as Coby usually not even aware I am playing with him while he sleeps after his bottle).

Take Care,
Char & Andy

Carly Julia - 18 APR 1996
Coby Jon - 28 DEC 2004


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#8 Hiprowy

Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:10 AM

Congratulations Jennie and Karyn, and welcome to the thread. original.gif

Ooh, another one with a handycam. What make and model did you get?

Yesterday I went shopping and accidentally put down a deposit on a feeding chair LOL. The store owner was very nice and let me feed Caitlin in it, and it was so wonderful and comfortable that I couldn't help myself. GO baby bonus!

Karyn I don't know much about expressing really, but I know you can add new milk to frozen milk. I suppose you only freeze enough for one feed at a time (however much that is) because you can't refreeze things. Hopefully someone else will know more - I know there are some of us who have done heaps of expressing the past month or so.

No inundation of visitors here. I have had a good friend from Sam's school and that's it really. Another sore point is that my mother still hasn't seen her or talked to me and basically it looks from here like she doesn't give a toss. She lives about 30 minutes away so no excuse really. Not even a phone call. She was much more enthusiastic about Sam - looks like #2 means nothing to her. sad.gif

Oh well I'll leave on that cheery note. (!)

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Me Rowena 30
DH 50
SD Mel 5-1-88
DD Samantha 28-12-98
DD Caitlin 31-12-04



Three Capricorn daughters!

#9 fillesetjumeaux

Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:48 AM

Karyn, I find the best times to express are (1) after a short feed (if Harry does short ones!) when you still have a bit of milk left, (2) if the baby only feeds off one breast at a particular feed and (3) if you think baby is going to be sleeping for a few hours, then express halfway into the sleep (so there's enough after the last feed but it will replenish before the next one).  You can add to frozen EBM, you should just refrigerate each new batch till it is cold and then add it to the frozen stuff.  The book "Baby Love" by Robin Barker has a wealth of information about everything including expressing - when, how, why, what, etc and includes amounts you should expect them to take at various ages.  (THe book is my "baby bible", so I highly recommend it to ANYONE, it is a no-nonsense book that doesn't preach what to do, just gives you the options and the pros and cons of each.)

Rowena, where is your previous siggy "That's all he knows how to make", I think you should reinstate it!

I have to chuckle at the going out every day thing!  Here in the USA, they balk if you suggest taking your baby ANYWHERE for the first 10 days, and you're not supposed to go anywhere like a supermarket or shopping mall for 4 weeks!!!  Mind you, that was what my friend said her paediatrician told her, and I never got that lecture, so I am feigning ignorance and taking Grace out as usual.  We went shopping at this huge outlet mall yesterday, but I figure with my Phil & Ted stroller, Grace is pretty much completely protected from the outside world (with Anna in the toddler seat over the top and the cover at the back).  It will be interesting to see what our paed says on Tuesday, because our 1 week check was with a European paed so I think she might have been more laid back (i.e more normal!).



Janet & Justin

...and our two gorgeous girls...

Anna Linden - 27 Jan 2003
Grace Genevieve  - 4 Jan 2005

#10 Hiprowy

Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:58 AM

That's interesting Janet, I never thought of that at all. I do know you aren't supposed to take a puppy for walks until they have had their first shots. I'll just say I am "building Caitlin's immunity."

As for the sig, I couldn't fit it all in. I would have to use something like tinyURL, because the way it is I couldn't have a Lilypie ticker, photo, names, DOB's etc as well as the 'make' part, without it going over 255 characters. sad.gif Glad you liked it though!

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DH 50
SD Mel 5-1-88
DD Samantha 28-12-98
DD Caitlin 31-12-04



Three Capricorn daughters!

#11 char_andy

Posted 15 January 2005 - 02:10 PM

Rowena - We bought the Sony Digital Video Recorder Handycam.  I picked it cos it had the built in digital camera, and digital video, and can download straight onto computer onto dvd.  DH liked it cos it has the O LUX night vision lens or something on it.  Anyway thats what we got.

Re: the going out thing... I asked the midwife that came here and she told me, most mums go out when the belly button has fallen off which is uaully around 2 weeks.  I left it till 2 and a half weeks, cos well, basically cos I couldnt be bothered going out, other than his 5-10 day GP check up and his wiegh in appnt.

Sorry to hear about your mum Rowena, has she not seen Caitlin at all??? or not seen her since you have been home???

Well I am goin to go check the DIJ thread, and see if any more babies have popped the water balloon.

Take Care,
Char & Andy

Carly Julia - 18 APR 1996
Coby Jon - 28 DEC 2004


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#12 kittennic

Posted 15 January 2005 - 02:44 PM

Good Afternoon Ladies,

How on earth do you still find the time and energy to post so often? It seems like I spend my entire day with William feeding - he just can't seem to get enough! He doesn't sleep much at night unless he's being held, which makes my sleep a little difficult, so I am a walking zombie most of the time - hence my shortage of posts since his birth!

Rowena where did you find a good feeding chair? I've been making do with the couch but it's been giving me a sore lower back, so I really need to buy one, but have no idea where to start because I don't know how many furniture stores stock them.

Despite William being difficult with his feeding & sleeping routines, hubby & I still love him to pieces!

I haven't really had the baby blues, although there have been crying sessions at 4am in the morning once or twice when I hadn't had any sleep, but everything always seems worse in those situations!

I hadn't heard anything about not taking babies outside soon after birth. I was in hospital for 5 days (William had a little difficulty feeding - due to being 2 1/2 weeks early they said) then took him shopping the next day because it was Christmas Eve and we still had a few things to organise!

Best of luck keeping those babies happy & healthy!
Nicole



#13 fillesetjumeaux

Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:54 AM

I hope nobody thought I actually AGREED with not taking babies out!  I'm all for the "building up immunity" thing too!!!  I thought it hilarious that I wasn't supposed to take her to the supermarket for 4 weeks - what am I supposed to do for meals for a whole month???!!!

Nic, Anna was just as you describe William.  She was permanently attached to my boobs for the first 3 months.  Fortunately, we had a laptop and a long long telephone cable so I was able to log onto the internet while I was feeding, and I got very good at typing 1-handed!!!  Fortunately Grace is better at sleeping, because we don't have the laptop any more, so I'm forced to actually sit at the desk to use the computer, and there's no way I could feed here, it's too uncomfortable!

Janet & Justin

...and our two gorgeous girls...

Anna Linden - 27 Jan 2003
Grace Genevieve  - 4 Jan 2005

#14 Hiprowy

Posted 16 January 2005 - 05:52 PM

Feeding chair - this one came from a store that sells exclusively baby goods. I don't know the make or model though. Places like Babyco would have a few to choose from, although this one is better than the Babyco ones.

My mum hasn't seen Caitlin at all! No hospital visit, no phone call, no home visit, not even a message through someone else to congratulate us. Maybe it's because DH didn't call her personally, because he couldn't find her boyfriend's number and she heard it through my grandparents. Whatever, I am still annoyed!

At Christmas we gave her a card with an ultrasound pic on it, and then a photo album with the same, plus empty spaces for future photos, and her quote? "Not this thing again." Thanks mum. Just watch us give you more photos, NOT!

Have to say I'm not getting the presents I did with Sam. Caitlin is going to grow up a bit confused if she looks at Sam's scrapbook and then the one I'm going to make her. We have 5 cards from Caitlin's birth, and just one is from family! Sam got a card from each family member!

Gosh, you can tell this is a sore point with me.

Caitlin is currently having a great sleep. She had a very good feed at 3.30pm so more than 3 hours ago! That is a record for lately. And at night it seems more like every 2 hours... and I'm doing the zombie thing a lot too.

Thanks for the DVD cam info - we already have a digital camera so that's not a priority, but all info helps!

We got moulds taken of Caitlin's hands and feet today. In about 4 weeks we'll get the whole thing - framed and matted and in gold. Fun! I wanted to do it while she was really tiny, because I'm sure I'll look back and marvel that she was ever this small. For interest, it's costing us $140 (phew!)

As for taking baby out, I could see you were not in agreement with it. Too late now for us anyway! Tounge1.gif

Hope you're all keeping well, if a little tired.

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Me Rowena 30
DH 50
SD Mel 5-1-88
DD Samantha 28-12-98
DD Caitlin 31-12-04



Three Capricorn daughters!

#15 mrsgg

Posted 16 January 2005 - 07:01 PM

Good evening everybody.

Charlotte is still doing well, getting more alert and looking around but still spends a lot of time sleeping.  She was having a bit of a spit today when Graham put her to bed and he came out with the helpless expression on his face,  "She won't stop crying"  I went in there and she had filled her nappy bigtime,  I asked did you check her nappy??  Oh dear said Graham,  I don't remeber having to do that  well hello,  It hasn't been that long has it??

Anyway Graham thinks I am much nicer now Charlotte is home, I don't think you realise how stressed you where until it is all over. Cahrlotte is now getting more formula than breastmilk but I am over the guilt thing, I am confident that I did my best and it just wasn't meant to happen this time.

Rowena    So sorry to hear about your Mum, Poor old matthew didn't get as many cards as Angus but this time with Charlotte  we have been given heaps.  I think having a girl after two boys people have gone completly OTT.  Charlotte has been shopping  (more than once)  went to a 30th last night and was handed around, slept the whole time. have never heard that babies should be kept at home.

Grace   It must be so confising, having all the different medical systems, perhaps home delivery takeaway for a month would help.

Nicole  I agree with the 4am thing.

Char  enjoy that handycam Let us know how DD goes

Karyn  EBM is like gold here, express a bit before and after feeds, mursing mothers suggest freezing in small amounts, you can add cooled EBM to frozen EBM.  My guess is that bub would take 80-100 mls or perhaps more. Charlotte takes 100 mls of formula ATM

Janel

#16 char_andy

Posted 17 January 2005 - 09:23 AM

Morning Ladies,

Well yesterday was pretty rough going with little Coby.  HE was up nearly every two hours, from 7am till 11pm.  Half the time he was up with tummy pains, and the other half he was up hungry and wanting cuddles.  
When I first brought him home I laid him in his craddle on his back, and didnt bother using the sleeping wedge as he was content on his back, but have now found, that when he stretches, he tends to turn onto his side, then that wakes him up, so now have got him in the wedge, and so far so good.  He went from 2:30am this morning till 7:30am.  Now I dont want to jynx myself as he has only been down an hour and I can hear his squirms and grunts.
DH went to work this morning with shopping bags under his eyes, poor bugger insists on getting up with me no matter the time, and is now paying for it.  I think tonight I might sleep in the spare room and take the monitor with me there, and hopefully DH wont hear it and will get a full nights sleep, cos there is nothing worse, than 2 dead zombie parents walking around.

Well I am going to finish my coffee, incase I dont get chance to have one later.

Take Care,
Char & Andy

Carly Julia - 18 APR 1996
Coby Jon - 28 DEC 2004


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#17 Apricado

Posted 17 January 2005 - 12:56 PM

Good morning everyone (well its still morning in Perth)

Its good to see this thread move at a more slower pace - it makes it nice and easy for me to catch up.  But it also makes it hard to find as its always pushed way down the line.

Things here are progressing well - but like you Char, I am always loathe to admit to a good day or good night with Oliver as I am worried I will jinx us and end up with a bad night.

I think Oliver and me are finally getting ourselves organised with feeds - but we too can have our "every 2 hour" days where it seems like he is constantly attached to the breast.  But if that is what makes him happy I am more then happy to oblige.

I have only expressed a few times in the beginning as Oliver was very much a "righty" and didn't like the left breast very much so I had to relieve some of the tension.  But will have to pull out the pump later as DH and I are going out for dinner tomorrow night.

Taking bubs out - we went on our first adventure when he was 6 days old to our local shopping centre.  We didn't make it without him wanting a feed and when I was leaving the mothers room a lady asked how old he was and I said "6 days" and she replied with "6 days, you're brave, I was still in hospital at 6 days"..........it is funny seeing the differences out there.

Rowena - I can't believe your mum hasn't seen your bubby yet.  I can't keep my mum away, but I love having her around. I hope you sort everything out.

Oh dear, best be off - Oliver is grumbling a bit.

*Sleeping dust* to all the babies out there so the mummies and daddies can get some sleep.

Cheerio

Cassie (28)
DH - Gabe(37)
DS - Oliver (31/12/04)

#18 oztwinmama

Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:12 PM

Hi guys - need to admit that my babies are now over 3 weeks old and haven't been out yet (only been home from hospital but since last Wednesday) - tomorrow is our first outing - to the clinic to get weighed! They are pretty good babies - during the night they feed at 10pm, around 2am and at 6am and we put them back in their cradles and they go straight back to sleep. During the day they feed at 10am, 2pm, and 6pm. They have a few unsettled times, but we put them in their bouncers, or on the floor, or give them their dummy's and they are quite content. Hubby goes back to work WEdnesday so I bet they turn into horrors then!

Still trying to get them to breastfeed - given up on the nipple shield - Brandon latches on but sucks and sucks and gets nothing out. Same iwth Emma. I've been trying Brandon without but he doesn't have the strength yet to hold my nipple in his mouth. Emma latched on 3 times yesterday - but it was quite painful and once she came off my nipple had a crease through the middle of it - is this normal?



#19 Hiprowy

Posted 18 January 2005 - 08:46 AM

Best be bumping this up a bit!

If anything hurts when BF, you are supposed to stop and let them re-latch. A crease doesn't sound good at all - and the pain would have been a signal. I know how frustrating it can be when they don't latch, but a bad latch isn't good for you! Having said that, I have had Caitlin come off to find some very odd shapes and bumps!

Yesterday I went against type and spent the whole day in my pyjamas. original.gif We have a doctor appointment today so we have to go out. Wouldn't want to make a habit of it, I think doing things like that last time was a major factor in my getting PND.

Caitlin is so quiet during the day and hard to settle at night. While DH is on leave he is on night-settling duty, thank goodness. And maybe by the time he goes back (27th) she will have changed again.

Hope all is well with you gals and bubs!

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Me Rowena 30
DH 50
SD Mel 5-1-88
DD Samantha 28-12-98
DD Caitlin 31-12-04



Three Capricorn daughters!

#20 char_andy

Posted 18 January 2005 - 10:14 AM

MOrning Ladies,

Mrs Blud - I hope you get checked out with the breast feeding thing... personally I am not breast feeding because I cant, but it doesnt sound too comfortable.

Well last night my little trooper slept from 10:30pm till 5 am this morning... I am not suprised the amount he ate before he went to bed... his average, should be around 95-100mls give or take 15 either way depending how hungry they are the midwife said... but he was hungry boy and ate 130 mls.  Does anyone know the formula the midwives use to work out how much they should be eating on average.  I know its something to do with their birth weight, age and current weight, but for the life of me I cant figure it out.  Basically Coby will eat what he wants, but so far he is pretty much prgressing on the averages.

I only have 2 more sleeps till my DD comes home, I cant wait.  I have redone her whole room... infact went a little overboard... new tv, dvd player, stereo, desk, bed, book case.... but we figure it is a part of her xmas presents and now that she is a big sister, she has a new big sister room.  

Anyway, hope your all getting sleep when you can.

Take Care,
Char & Andy

Carly Julia - 18 APR 1996
Coby Jon - 28 DEC 2004


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#21 Xaria

Posted 18 January 2005 - 10:16 AM

Hi there ladies! Just a quick post, mostly to pump our group back up to the top again.

We went shopping the day I was discharged from hospital, because it was SO hot. So Aidan was four days old.

Aidan is thriving - I had him weighed yesterday and he is 4.3 kilograms already (that's about 9 pounds 7.6 ounces). Admittedly he was weighed with a nappy and a jumpsuit on instead of naked, but even allowing for a bit of extra weight there he's doing very well to be that heavy already at exactly two weeks of age (birthweight 3.7 kgs). I'm stoked original.gif

Aidan's pretty good overnight at giving me long stretches of sleep. I suspect this is because he tires himself out in the evenings by wanting to be cuddled and fed every half an hour from 6pm until about 10pm every night. It was particularly exhausting yesterday because I went out with a friend (also an EB member) and didn't have my nap. My husband had to poke me awake when Aidan stirred during the night so I could feed him. I would have woken if he cried of course, but we try to feed him before it gets that far. Unfortunately, this means my husband didn't get a very good night's sleep so he'll probably be very tired by the end of today. He didn't complain, though.

Well, that'll do original.gif

Me - Sarah
DH - Michael
DS - Aidan 03/01/2005
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#22 oztwinmama

Posted 18 January 2005 - 11:34 AM

char-andy - my guys are on 150mls per kilo - so Brandon who is just over 2kg is on 300ml per day - or 65ml per feed, Emma is 3kg and is on 450ml per day - or 75ml per feed.



#23 Karyn21

Posted 19 January 2005 - 04:26 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for all your info on expressing and storage of breast milk.  As it turns out, I have mastitis in both boobs so no wonder they were hurting so much.  Bub is now on a mix of formula and EBM while I continue expressing and taking antibiotics.  I'm feeling very different though and have a feeling that my milk is drying up a bit.  I would love to go back to feeding him after I finish on the course of antibiotics, but I think bub is now destined to be a formula baby for the majority of feeds.  My brother and I were formula babies, as is all of my brothers kids, and we all turned out okay.  

I am feeling a bit guilty about not being able to feed him though.  I guess I'd rather him have some formula than be affected by antibiotics, but it still feels like a failure on my part.  Gets me a bit down sometimes.

On a brighter note, he seems to be much more content, and sleeping much better, after a formula feed.  Makes me think he wasn't really getting enough from me anyway, although he has put on the right amount of weight in the last week.

Anyway, enough about me.  CONGRATULATIONS to all the new mums.  Hope everything is going well for you.

Sleeping dust to all the new babies to give Mum a bit of a nap.

Karyn x

Karyn (32)
Partner: Jackie (26)
Success with Donor Insem #3
EDD: 5 Jan 05

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#24 ~Supernova~

Posted 19 January 2005 - 05:28 PM

Just wanted to say I know how you are feeling Karyn.  I also have mastitis in both breasts and Tylah wasnt able to attach AT ALL and so was extremely hungry.  I tried everything the books say to try and rang the hotlines etc.  Nothing could stop my boobs from going rock hard and its bloody agony.  Anyway I was hand expressing Tylahs feeds so she was getting SOMETHING and our house was very tense indeed.  Things were going donwhill very fast and I felt extremely depressed with knowing my little girl was so hungry.  Of course the expressing made the mastitis worse, because she couldnt latch on at all and so I wasnt draining the breast regularly enough.  Anyway long story short we made the VERY hard decision to formula feed, starting this arvo and we are VERY happy.  I had a very supportive doctor tell me not to listen to the bf nazis, never to regret what was the right decision for me and my little girl and most of all DO NOT feel guilty.  

Also, like your little fella, Tylah is also now sleeping much better and is much more content.  She has also stopped vomitting after every feed!

If you need a chat just pm me ok?

A big congrats to all the new mummies!!

Kylie
DH Michael



#25 mrsgg

Posted 19 January 2005 - 09:14 PM

Good evening all,

Charlotte is still the perfect baby, I am waiting for the bubble to burst, but perhaps we are just lucky.

Poor child does have to fit in, she has been tacken to swimming, playgrounds, ten pin bowling and the pictures. Luckily she is proving to be very adaptable and is fitting is beautifully.

Charlotte is now fully formula feed, a really tough decision for me as I breastfed both boys for 8 and ten months. I really never built up a good supply and only maintained supply with MOtilium so was unwilling to keep taking the drugs in order to breastfeed.

Those ladies Kylie and Karyn  that have had mastitis have my deepest sympathy,  It is just awful, that would have been the sickest I had felt for a long time when I got it with Angus and it came on so quickly, within a couple of hours. DO not feel guilty about not breastfeeding as you must do what is best for YOU and your baby. I considered myself to be "good" at breastfeeding but it just didn't happen this time around, even though I tried everything that is recommended. Ultimately calories were more important for my little girl rather than sucking herself stupid on a breast with no milk.

Lexie,  Hope the Bp comes down, mine was a bit silly for around 4 weeks after delievery but is fine now.

Xaria   4.3 kilos already,  he won't even look like a newborn for very long, my delicate Charlotte is 3.5 kilos and she is 9 weeks old!!!!

Char  One more sleep till our daughter gets home Yaahh

Rowena,  Hope Caitlin works out day from night befor DH goes back to work.


I have an assignment for Summer school to complete this week,  I am starting to tell myself What were you thinking when you enrolled but I am sure that once I start it will be fine,

Bye for now.

Janel




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