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Woohoo! He made it before lunch!! Well done you, so utterly completely fantastic!
<sets off elephant parade, fireworks etc>
Yes he arrived in time for breakfast in the end; it was a quick first labour. My waters broke at quarter to eleven and I started contracting about twenty minutes later; by the time we got to the hospital at 2am they were hitting me hard every three minutes. The midwife, who popped in for five minutes every half hour, was adamant that I had a low pain threshold and wasn't in labour proper. She didn't want to check me, saying because my waters had gone, once checked I'd need to deliver within 24 hours. I said that was bloody fine with me and if there was any chance of the pain continuing for 24 hours with no progress I'd happily cut the baby out myself. After two and a half hours in agony I insisted and when she reluctantly checked it turned out I was four cm and he was back to back. Luckily at that point my lovely doula turned up and at 5am I got in the pool which was wonderful - I was fully dilated just over half an hour later. Pushed for three hours during which he finally turned and he was born into my arms at 8.48am.
So lovely! Apart from the grumpy MW!
Does the little guy have a name...or are you not sharing? xxx
Well done you!
Is DH delighted? Are you home yet? Xx
He is Thomas Charles. DH is smitten! Yes our parents came to see us at the hospital and we all came home five hours after the birth.
I'm so so SO delighted for you! (Hope the cat is ok! )
Thomas is a fab name, it'd be on our list if our surname wasn't Jones!
Hope you are getting lots of rest and cuddles with your new baby boy! Bet you just can't believe he is finally here!
Oh my God AC....You're a MUMMY!!!
Lovely name AC. Aw you must be having a lush time with your little newborn - I bet you are both smitten.
Sorry. Sorry sorry.
Man I don't even know where to begin.
Firstly congratulations AC on baby Thomas and your speedy labour, I hope you are feeling well now and enjoying settling down with newborn life.
Bebe sorry to hear you have had a flare up. I hope things settle quickly on the meds and DP keeps up his seemingly slightly growing enthusiasm for another baby.
Well, hmm it's been busy, it's been hard, it's been fun, it's been lots and lots of things.
Breastfeeding physically went from not great to bad to worse, so I stopped trying to put them on my breast and just gave them bottles instead. I've been expressing milk like I'm blinking daisy the cow, pumping off a pint on some sessions! It was a tough decision to stop trying to bf, E fed so well that I set my expectations so high for the boys and didn't factor into account all of the stuff that could (and did) go wrong. It was a hard decision to come to stopping breastfeeding but it was the right one for all of us, even if I had tears making the decision. They do have some formula but at the moment it's mostly ebm they're having. They're growing so well and I had started to tell them apart but they've started looking more like each other again!
It's very tiring, more so than it was with E, but then there are 2 of them and I've also E to look after and I don't get chance to rest when they rest because invariably E is awake and wants to play or needs food or something. But I wouldn't change things at all. I love it all even if it's tough.
E is nearly 18 months and has the vocab of a 2 year old! She's constantly coming out with new words I have no idea how she knows some of them. But she uses them in context. And says 3, 4 and occasionally 5 words together. It's funny when she says 'don't touch' then proceeds to touch the thing she knows she's not allowed to!
I'll try and check in again v soon, but now I'm trying to settle little e so I can get some sleep.
LAHG so sorry to hear the BF didn't improve. But at the end of the day you have to do what is best for you because ultimately that is what's best for your beautiful babies!
DD was an awful awful feeder! Slightly better with bottles but still fussy! She used to fuss so much at BF that even though her latch was good she was so easily distracted and was on and off all the time it made it very hard work and I was really sore. She lost a fair bit of weight and I had to express a lot to try and keep up supply. I did have to start topping her up with formula, which at the time was heartbreaking but it was for the best.
I realise you didn't really need a BF story, just wanted to make sure that you aren't beating yourself up about it! You are SUPER MUM! <hugs>
Saw on FB that you have been poorly, I hope you are looking after yourself too?! <stern face> x
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! And what a lovely name. Welcome to motherhood AC - it's awesome
LAHG - Bebe has some very wise words. BF can be bloody hard work and at the end of the day as long as you and the little ones are happy then it really doesn't matter one jot.
Today is my first day back at work...... I'm very lucky to be working for DH's company and only doing 3 mornings a week to start with but dropping Sassi off at nursery was hard. Particularly after such a fun birthday weekend!!
Oh gosh it's all gone quiet!
AC how is motherhood treating you? Hope you are ok and starting to settle into it all.
LAHG how are you all feeling now? Are you over all your bugs?
QUOD, how's things with you, hope you are taking care of yourself?
Well, after the relapse and the shitty steroids I've had a virus for about a week and a half! DD came down with it first and was really poorly, sky high temperature and hallucinating . Think I may have developed sinusitis off the back of it, currently getting through nearly a whole box of tissues a day!! No other news really, been too poorly to get up to anything exciting!
I think I killed the thread
Bebe - hope that you start to feel better soon.
DD has had 2 weeks of illness (thanks nursery!!) - Diarrhoea, fever & conjunctivitis. I think we are on the mend now though. Just got to remind her that now shes better 5:30am is not an acceptable time to start the day!
I'm usually pretty good at killing threads!
Have antibiotics for a chest (and possible ear) infection. Feel crap! Also seem to have permanent sinus headache. Feeling very miserable and deaf in my left ear currently! Hoping the drugs kick in soon!
Where is everyone? How are you all getting on?
Hope everyone is ready for a nice long weekend!
Sorry. The illnesses hit hard here, but I think we're over it now, touch wood. Throat and ear infections for E and me then bronchiolitis with both boys was a shite 4 weeks really.
Boys both smiling now
Hope everyone is ok. Just saying a quick hello whilst I pump before bed.
Hello all - wow it is quiet in here these days! Just quietly popping in to quietly whisper that I have had another BFP - am about 5 weeks. Too difficult to take it in really (we are also moving house this weekend which is insanely stressful) but we'll see, hopefully this one will stick...
Quiet squeal!!! <whispers> Yay! Sending sticky vibes to you Quod! Good luck with the house move! Hopefully you will be all unpacked soon and won't have full boxes still stashed away several years later like we do!
My mum just text me to say that one of my friends from back home (her parents are friends with my mum) is 12 weeks PG. (They aren't telling people yet) I feel a bit weird about it really. Mostly because knowing someone in RL is PG only reminds me that I'm not! But also because she was my maid of honour and the very first person I told that I was PG, even before I told my mum! I need to have 'the conversation' with DH again, before Weds! I have a hospital appt and they are going to ask me what I want to do about medication.......I just don't know!
Thanks Bebe! Yes we are in, a day late thanks to a shyster removals company who cancelled on us leaving us stranded amongst piles of boxes! Luckily we were rescued by a collection of our lovely friends, and now happily in our new home, which is (after me being terrified about not liking it for the last two months) shaping up to be a lovely place.
Where is Dh's head about TTC these days? Do you think he has softened about it at all?
No idea! Some days I think he's quite keen & some days it feels like he will never want another baby! Financially things are no better and that's his biggest reason against it! I've been crunching numbers in my head and worked out that if we have a baby after DD starts year 2 (after her 6 birthday NEXT year) then it'll put a lot of pressure on as DC2 will be starting school when DD is in year 6 which is important for her. But if we have a child when she starts year 3 by the time DC2 starts school DD will be going to a different school which would be a nightmare! It all seems such a long way off but there are very real practical implications to the timing of it all!
But whenever you have one there'll be times where it would be difficult, no? There'll be ways round the separate school runs. Will DH be predicting 5 yrs down the line do you think?
It wasn't so much the separate school runs (although that would be tricky as potentially DDs secondary school could be half hours drive away) more having two children starting at new schools at the same time! (DH doesn't drive ) There is also the ever increasing age gap to consider, at the moment DD is very keen on the idea of a sibling, the longer she has to establish herself as an only the harder I anticipate the adjustment (considering her personality!!) I tend to think about practicalities and impact on us as a FAMILY, DH only ever looks at it from how it will affect HIM! DD is already starting to do activities that could potentially be tricky to cope with with another child to think about too. As you can tell my head is spinning, desperately want another baby but I think if it doesn't happen by next year we will have missed the boat.
So I've bought myself another year without the drugs as far as the doctors are concerned! I know it's ultimately MY decision, they always say 'no pressure' but then the way they say things is loaded with pressure and designed to guilt trip you into taking the drugs! [cynical] The day I had built myself up to 'the talk' ended up being the day DH came home from work in a complete state and frantic about money! <sigh> so I chickened out!
He never thinks past next week let alone thinking about the next 5 years! Tis really grinding me down!
Just checking in to wave at everyone!!
Quod, how are you doing?
AC, where are you? How is motherhood? Hope you are ok xx
No news here, just wanted to say hi!!
Hi guys, just popped on to say congratulations to AC on the arrival of Thomas and good luck to quod.
Well done with the labour AC, glad it went well and you got the birth you wanted.
I can't really imagine how hard it is to have twins and an 18 month old LAHG- respect!
Hope you are feeling better Bebe and things start to look up on the baby front soon.
We are all good- my LO is doing really well-18 months now and very funny
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