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June 2012 - Jubilant mums of Jubilee babies

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It is Jubilee weekend crown - awaiting those babies!

smallwonder Tue 12-Jun-12 15:03:55

Fingers crossed Rachy smile

phunkiephedora Wed 13-Jun-12 01:47:56

Hello :-) Due on the 26th June but booked in for a sweep on the 20th ..
My last pregnancy was 7 years ago with twins and I only got to 32 weeks so never been this far gone (or heavy/uncomfortable) before!
38 weeks and ridiculously impatient ;-)

thedogwalker Wed 13-Jun-12 05:12:19

Hi all. First check in for post natal. Not a long one, just note to self, must get DS to sleep through night and not through the day hmm. Will write more when I've had some sleep.

Kveta Wed 13-Jun-12 05:51:36

Hiya, just saying hi, as had baby Emilie yesterday so believe I qualify for this thread now grin

Em has fed every hour so far, and is a big baby so suspect sleep will elude us for a while longer.

Anyway, pls add me to stats.

Květa DD Emilie 12/06/12 9lb 4oz.

Will be back online more once home from hospital!

Right, I think I have captured everyone so far, but there are some details missing:

25th April: TeaandHobnobs DS 4 lb 11.5 oz
2?th May: Fanbelt DD
27th May: Warlin DS
28th May: HorseyGirl1 DS
31st May: KatyJ26 DD 
6th June: Smallwonder DS 7 lb 9 oz
7th June: Mammainthemaking DD 8 lb 2 oz
= Bumper1 DS
8th June: SeriouslyStrongCheddar DS 6 lb 13 oz
10th June: Ceeej DD 6 lb 12 oz
= Ffnorm DD
= Thedogwalker DS
12th June: Kveta DD 9 lb 4 oz

Congratulations Kveta, she got here in the end! Yay!

Today I am waiting for my replacement wheel for my buggy (better come soon angry or it will totally scupper my plans for the day), need to return my sling to the sling library, hoping to go to the newbies showing of Snow White and the Huntsman at lunchtime, and pick up DS' repeat prescription from the docs (although when I went in on Monday, despite filling in his registration form 3 weeks prior, he still wasn't on the system hmm, so how do you get a repeat prescription for someone who "isn't registered"?). And have a nap, I hope, as DS decided two hourly feeds were the business last night <yawn>

Silly me didn't realise I had to sort out our 6 week / 8 week check blush so that is now booked for 9 weeks. DS' due date is a week tomorrow, so the outreach team from the hospital may be signing us off soon! He still has to have a head scan next week, and we might have some more follow-up appointments at the prematurity clinic, but it feels like such a milestone!

DH claims DS rolled himself over last night hmm - I suppose he did (I half saw him do it), but it looked purely accidental (as a result of thrashing around because he was cross about being naked after bath time) so it doesn't count! Didn't tell DH that though, he likes to think his son is Superman grin

I also went to a La Leche League group yesterday - I really enjoyed meeting some other mums (at last!) and it was a very supportive and encouraging environment... but it was definitely leaning towards the lentil-weaving end of the spectrum! It was cool to see things in action which I'd only ever heard of on Mumsnet grin

Sending lots of resting vibes to the new postnatalers, and willing babies to be kind to their mummies!

ffnorm Wed 13-Jun-12 16:08:05

Here I am - feeling so touched Tea that I'm already on the stats,will fill in my gaps when I can find my phone,to convert kg's to lbs as I am a metric foreigner grin

Just wrote a novel on the antenatal thread about the delivery... felt bad afterwards blush but it was such a roller coaster,just had to share.Won't rehash on this thread...

Small help me!!! I didn't anticipate my lack of mobility post section,the pain I anticipated but it's not being able to sit up from lying down,not being able to lie on my side which has taken me aback - is this normal???

On the plus side DD is amazing,almost identical to DS at this age and a copy cat grin jaundice,sticky eye and tongue tie but all much milder than her brother,thank goodness!!

Waves to everyone! SO glad to be here x

Sling returned = check

Cinema = fail, as pram wheel scheduled to turn up right in the middle of the film. Oh well, it's too nice a day here to go to the cinema anyway...

New pram wheel received = check

Repeat prescription for DS obtained = fail, because apparently you should never give any paperwork to my doctor, as his office is a black hole hmm. That combined with them not having entered DS on the system 3weeks after I handed in his registration form, and the utter balls up they have made of arranging me counselling (still waiting over 3 weeks later), I am not exactly loving them right now...

First outing in sling = success! Until we got home and DS pooed all over me and the sling. Nice.

Now he's just done his trick of vomiting whilst still latched - and this time tried to eat it again <boak>. Such a boy!

<looks around for everyone else...>

Yay ffnorm! <waves back>

Kudos for the birth - very glad you shared your story. It is important I think.

BlueAndRedMakePurple Wed 13-Jun-12 19:39:53

Hi can I join? I had ds3 (dc4) on the 10th. I'm feeling like I might need some support, I have that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and feeling wobbly-the blues are about to hit sad.

Welcome blueandred, sorry you are feeling unsettled - please talk to us! smile

BlueAndRedMakePurple Wed 13-Jun-12 20:35:48

Stupid really, I have so much support it's unreal. DH is being fantastic and mil and fil are here doing all the practical stuff so I can sit on sofa chilling and snuggling.
But I had a traumatic labour surrounded by a shite hospital stay, I tried and failed to breast feed (I have inverted nipples, even the midwives couldn't get him to latch). It's all minor stuff coupled with the milk coming in and I just feel like having a good sob sad.

thedogwalker Wed 13-Jun-12 21:22:15

Hi all
Tea wow you are being busy, sorry to hear about the naff service your doctor is providing, hope that improves.
ffnorm I'm about to go back to ante natal thread so will read up on your birth story.
blueandred big welcome to you, it doesn't matter how many people you're surrounded by, it can all be overwhelming. You are very welcome to come on here, rant, rave, sob or laugh, we are all here for you.
DS keeps being sick after every feed, had an extra MW check today for his weight, he only lost 3 oz, which isn't too bad. Hopefully when milk comes in, he will stop throwing it back up.
tea, I'm re-doing the stats to add all of my info, thanks for keeping them updated.

25th April: TeaandHobnobs DS 4 lb 11.5 oz
2?th May: Fanbelt DD
27th May: Warlin DS
28th May: HorseyGirl1 DS
31st May: KatyJ26 DD
6th June: Smallwonder DS 7 lb 9 oz
7th June: Mammainthemaking DD 8 lb 2 oz
= Bumper1 DS
8th June: SeriouslyStrongCheddar DS 6 lb 13 oz
10th June: Ceeej DD 6 lb 12 oz
= Ffnorm DD
= Thedogwalker DS 6 lb 15.5 oz
= blueandred DS
12th June: Kveta DD 9 lb 4 oz

ffnorm Wed 13-Jun-12 21:27:57

25th April: TeaandHobnobs DS 4 lb 11.5 oz
2?th May: Fanbelt DD
27th May: Warlin DS
28th May: HorseyGirl1 DS
31st May: KatyJ26 DD
6th June: Smallwonder DS 7 lb 9 oz
7th June: Mammainthemaking DD 8 lb 2 oz
= Bumper1 DS
8th June: SeriouslyStrongCheddar DS 6 lb 13 oz
10th June: Ceeej DD 6 lb 12 oz
= Ffnorm DD 8 lb 7 oz
= Thedogwalker DS
12th June: Kveta DD 9 lb 4 oz

ffnorm Wed 13-Jun-12 21:35:00

Ceej we managed to stay due date buddies...how amazing smile

Tea sounds like an amazingly productive day!

Welcome Blueandred feel free to join,moan,cry etc,my 1st baby was bad delivery,shitty hosp stay and bf problems...never underestimate the impact it has on you (esp with all the hormones)

Combining thedogwalker and ffnorm's updates:

25th April: Teaandhobnobs DS 4 lb 11.5 oz
2?th May: Fanbelt DD
27th May: Warlin DS
28th May: HorseyGirl1 DS
31st May: KatyJ26 DD
6th June: Smallwonder DS 7 lb 9 oz
7th June: Mammainthemaking DD 8 lb 2 oz
= Bumper1 DS
8th June: SeriouslyStrongCheddar DS 6 lb 13 oz
10th June: Ceeej DD 6 lb 12 oz
= Ffnorm DD 8 lb 7 oz
= Thedogwalker DS 6 lb 15.5 oz
= BlueAndRedMakePurple DS
11th June: rhihaf DS 9 lb
12th June: Kveta DD 9 lb 4 oz

Kveta Thu 14-Jun-12 05:43:37

What pain relief was everyone discharged from hospital with BTW? I was all but kicked out the door yesterday, and they wouldn't give me the promised morphine suppositories, or indeed anything. I had a rotational forceps delivery, and feel like absolute death today. Hoping community midwife visits today and can help, because paracetamol is not cutting the mustard!

Em has just fallen asleep after yelling all night, and of course DS is up now! But I don't feel sick anymore, so yay to pg being over!! grin

Kveta Thu 14-Jun-12 09:50:55

Just ended up on phone to GP howling for painkillers, so they are going to prescribe something powerful. And think my hormones have done something odd as cannot stop crying. Poor DH has no idea what to do, I am walking wounded today!

Oh Kveta you poor thing sad hope you get some decent painkillers soon.

I don't think I was given any painkillers on discharge, but I vaguely remember a discussion about paracetamol and ibuprofen I think? I was useless at remembering to take my medicines when I got home though - I only had half my iron tablets before I forgot about them!

P.S. stop googling! smile

rhihaf Thu 14-Jun-12 11:59:40

Hello lovely ladies [waves]

Am honoured to have LO's sats up here already - than you! grin

Was a plannes c-sec on Mon due to breech and failed ECV attempts... LO is currently having a little snozzle on my chest as I type one handed on the laptop in bed.

Bit sore, nipples hurt but feeling utterly thrilled and jubilant! Can't believe how amazing motherhood is [overwhelmed, ecstatic and totally in love all-at-once emoticon]!

Congratulations to us all, we're bloody amazing! wine - where's the champagne icon on here?????
xxxx

thedogwalker Thu 14-Jun-12 14:43:21

Hi all
kveta not given any pain relief on discharge, so can't offer any advice, sorry.
My boobs are sore from bf, milk came in overnight which is helping with the latch. I'd forgotten how painful the first few days are.
rhi motherhood is the best, I look at both my DS and I'm so overwhelmed with love for them, I think I could burst.
Hope everyone is well xx

BlueAndRedMakePurple Thu 14-Jun-12 14:52:51

25th April: Teaandhobnobs DS 4 lb 11.5 oz
2?th May: Fanbelt DD
27th May: Warlin DS
28th May: HorseyGirl1 DS
31st May: KatyJ26 DD
6th June: Smallwonder DS 7 lb 9 oz
7th June: Mammainthemaking DD 8 lb 2 oz
= Bumper1 DS
8th June: SeriouslyStrongCheddar DS 6 lb 13 oz
10th June: Ceeej DD 6 lb 12 oz
= Ffnorm DD 8 lb 7 oz
= Thedogwalker DS 6 lb 15.5 oz
= BlueAndRed DS 9lb 10oz
11th June: rhihaf DS 9 lb
12th June: Kveta DD 9 lb 4 oz

Just adding my boys weight to the stats, I think-if I've read it correctly-that he's the biggest so far grin.

Milk has come in overnight, I am seriously uncomfortable and I had to get DH to do my bra up before he left for work this morning! Luckily at the moment my mood seems stable, which I'm thankful for. DS is feeding every 3 hours and taking around 2oz, however we seem to have an unsettled period between 11pm and midnight (ish) which I haven't yet worked out why. I have to keep putting a dummy in for him, but am getting 10 mins shut eye between each dummy replacement which I should be greatful for really.

Alligatorpie Thu 14-Jun-12 18:41:30

I am going to try and follow this thread, so any questions in the beginning!

June 13th, dd2 7 lb 6 oz

Also suffering from sore nipples,i forgot how painful they were in the beginning.

Hi blue. Really feel for you with the hormones and feeding problems. DD ended up in SCBU on day 3 because we couldn't establish breast feeding and the poor thing was really dehydrated. Now I'm using nipple shields and bfing every 3 hours and giving a top up of expressed milk afterwards. Managing to give around 30ml in the top up now although a few days ago it was just 10-15ml. The hormones a few days ago were making me very weepy too but now feeling loads better. Just want to see the volume of milk increasing which it is a bit every day. Do you have a pump?

MammaTo2boys Fri 15-Jun-12 03:22:38

Hi all
This is Thedogwalker, thought I would have a name change.

Sat up feeding LO, the bf is not getting any easier, finding it hard to get him latched properly. Will have to find some help tomorrow me thinks. Got mw 5 day check tomorrow so will find out about support groups.

Hope everyone is well xx

<waves at Mammato2boys>

DS has reverted to three hourly feeds (ish) at night rather than the two hourly he treated me to for the past two nights - but is also back to not settling afterwards. After the 2am feed, he would not settle, ad poor DH even returned from tw other room to try and calm him down.

And now we are up again - fingers crossed he goes down without fuss this time!

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