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July 2011 - Feeding, sleeping, burping!(217 Posts)
I thought I'd better start us a postnatal thread, since it's now September.
Think we should have a list of babies.
Eglu - DD - 26th June
Hi all catching up it has been a while, I was purpleplump initially can't remember the nc I had with you guys. My DD is 21 months old in 3 days. Am also due in 5 weeks with DS!
My gran knitted a load of things which went straight to our local NICU - they were not to my taste at all (and were far too small, she's losing her marbles and knitted DS a load of hats which would have been snug on an orange, never mind a term baby with a 90th percentile head!
So I had DS last Monday. He is a whopper at 10lb 6oz. We called him Philip Christian. DD has so far taken it in her stride. DH is doing a fab job of making sure she isn't missing out on attention.
My obn didn't want to do a VBAC because if anything hadn't gone to plan they would have had to do an emcs anyway. My recovery from the planned CS was much faster than with DD.
Bf wasn't going well as DS lost 1lb in two days plus started getting jaundice. The paediatrian suggested pumping but when the lacation consultant told me I would need to pump every 2-3hrs once I go back to work I ran to formula. I was laid off last year and got a new job with a fab company. It is darn hot here in summer and I don't fancy running out to my car to pump while at a client.
MM DH cousin knitted us lovely waffle weave blankets for both DD (cream) and DS (dusky blue). She used 50/50 wool/acrylic so they work well in the heat and the cold while being machine washable. My MIL paid a fortune for a 'princess' blanket for DD. I used it twice because it is handwash only and pulls at the slighest tug.
Def a nice knitted blanket! We also had 2 knitted cardigans and a hat which were gorgeous. Newborns in July still get wrapped up so a bit of knit might be useful.
I must say I hate knitted items normally but his little blanket is a great keepsake and special as made with love :-) its a dying tradition
MM - my MIL knitted us a baby blanket, that was very useful and will be a great little keepsake.
Got a lot of other random knitted stuff, I think cardigans were the next best thing as they just go over smear clothes when there's a bit of a chill (if they are white, so they go with more outfits).
I'm a July 2012-er with a quick question that I thought you might be best placed to help with.
My MIL is desperate to start knitting things for what will be her first DGC. I'm hoping to reign her in until after the 20 week scan but she has asked what we would like. My own hunch is "nothing yet, it'll be July I.e. (hopefully) not cold" (also they'll grow out of newborn things do quickly I don't want her making too much) but politically I think I need to let her do something.
So what knitted items did you/your relatives make for your July babies that were vaguely useful right away?
You have to be added I think if you message me your name and what you look like in your profile pic so I know which Jo bloggs it is I'll try!
Don't worry about worrying, that just happens regardless of circumstances. And I get very hungry/weeing early on in pg, so that's a good sign!
I do use Facebook - how do I find you all? Is there a link?
Ive been looking for this thread for ages with no luck!! Hello all!!
Ahhh congratulations!! Sorry to hear about your loss.
Are you on facebook? Trying to work out if you are?? There are a couple of new babies and pregnancies announced I think.
DS1 Is just amazing fun hes such a joy to be about
I have changed my name tho just for now...as I am rather warily announcing I too have joined the pregnancy game again!! Im about 5-6 weeks however I feel incredibly normal. I have had losses before DS1 so am worried that I have no intense symptoms and this time last time I had my head down the loo ALOT!! Im just hungry and weeing alot....which I dont get as I thought that happens once you start balooning....
I headed straight onto MN to read about symptom-less early days...which reminds me...I hate pregnancy worrying Plus I ate so much cured meat, pate etc and drank a fair bit over Xmas before finding out!
Hopefully all is well though. I'll be due in Sept 2013 x
Wow I haven't been on here for a while (oops, not sure how I managed to drop off so spectacularly!)
DD is super, so funny and just a general delight. I think this is a very cute age, with so much personality!
I am 15 wks pg with number 2 now, (had an early mc in August last year) so I am now due exactly the same week 2 years after DD, just edging into July 2013.
Hey non fbookers, how are you all getting on?
Thanks button. Have to say I miss you guys. I am on the due in feb thread and everyone has migrated to facebook. As DH has my log in details for FB but not for MN I really don't want to go on there!
Jimmy So DH and I are pregnant again and my due date is Feb 21st 2013. At the end of April I was laid off which was a huge shock as everyone in the office was talking about me being promoted. In any case I am studying like mad for my exams so I can get them done before DC2 comes along.
DD is an absolute joy and full of giggles. We threw her first birthday party last weekend and next year we will do things differently as I don't know if I can survive these parties.
Button Glad to hear he is sleeping! Took him a while but at least he has caught on.
Ha! There'll be no more bumps here! But watching with interest so I can live vicariously through others...
DS is now 1yr and 1wk. And sleeps like a newborn.
I used to be so smug. The fact that all my others slept so well was all down to me blah blah. DS was my slap in the face for being so smug. I'm a humble mother to a non sleeping baby now
I love him - he's so cheeky and lovable, and loving - he's always giving hugs and
slobbery open-mouthed kisses but I'm so tired of no sleep at night. It's driving me to distraction.
I can't believe I have a 1yr old
No no.2 yet, although if I had my way we'd be trying right now! I'm so broody but we can't afford another until 2014 at least
Oh and want2be....on that subject....has anyone embarked on the next bump? Come on fess up someone must be
Yooooooohooooo July 2011 mums that are not on fb! how are you all?
Come have 1 year olds already some of us are near to it....where the hell did that go? I had to go to AnE today and it was a year to the day I was up there having a breech scan I think! Was actually a little jealous watching the mums waddle in ;-)
Mind you I also remember being preggers in this heat...and that was not fun...
Hiya everyone. Been ages since I posted on here. DD is now crawling and is getting vocal but still can't say mama. Seems like yesterday I was on here complaining about huge ankles and my no salt diet! DH and I are even considering #2...
On the work front I made it through busy season and my sister getting married. The trip to Seattle for my sisters wedding was a nightmare but we survived (just).
Work so far has gone pretty well and while it was hard to go back early I am glad that I did. I am in a good position to be promoted this year. I am running my first audit this week and if things go well I think I will be running more of them over the summer and have enough experience by October to be promoted. A promotion will mean a pretty big pay increase which will make affording DC#2 that little bit easier.
OOoo I found you again ladies! I only seem to be able to keep up on Fbook mainly as easy on mobile.
How are we all? DS is just over 8 months now....not proper crawling but whizzing about dragging or rolling about....I miss the sit still baby I had ha ha!! Still off work until Sept but feeling the pinch as last payday has been,...gone...and been spent....Bread and water all round in the house of JimmyChoo!
<waves> Hi, I too have been AWOL for months. DS born 11/7 8lbs 12oz by ELCS.
Just read the last few posts and see that everyone is busy weaning etc. DS won't feed himself so I'm doing it all. He's a big fella - 75th percentile - and is quite hungry so is drinking all his milk and eating 3 times a day. Can't be arsed with all the pureeing so it's Hipp jars all the way. Poor mite suffers terribly from second child syndrome - at least his sister had Ella's! He's just started crawling and whilst he goes down to sleep easily at 7pm he always wakes once in the night for a quick bottle of milk. He then sleeps through till around 7:30 - 8. I'm thinking of doing controlled crying to break the one night time waking then I'll be able to put the two kids into the same room to sleep (DD sleeps through).
Just catching up with this thread as it dropped off my list and I haven't been on for ages.
<waves to everybody>
Off to read now, and will post a catch up tomorrow.
Hello all !! Not sure if anyone will remember me ? I was last seem moaning terribly about being a week overdue with my boy. Well.....he's now here, born 27/7/11 weighing 9lb 8oz !! Horrid drug free birth that lasted 8 hours but I have my utterly beautiful boy now and Omg I am in love lol
It's so different having a boy after two girls. They really are lazy too aren't they !! He won't roll over, can sit but not for long and is nowhere near crawling. On the plus side, he is happy, easy, never moans and SLEEPS ALL NIGHT lol !!! 8 till 8 lovely ;)
Hope you are all well. I'm back to work on Monday, im gutted, so will have time to pop in. Take care all
Spanner Not sure if it makes a difference or not but it gives me some sort of piece of mind that the staff don't think I neglect DD. I went back to work in October and really miss her as I only get time with her midweek is in the mornings from 6-7am. I work until at least 7.30pm and I work 9-3pmish on Saturday (although so far have been working as late as up to 9pm on Saturdays).
I'll bear that in mind want2b - DP will be getting him ready for nursery so I'd better get his clothes ready the night before! Just had his first nursery session, I was in the room with him and he was fine, seemed to enjoy having lots of toys and other babies to play with.
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