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November 2012 - hurry up to graduate, we're running out of November

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StuntNun Mon 26-Nov-12 11:03:46

Signing in.

MissMummy1 Mon 26-Nov-12 11:11:46

I want my baby now please, but will settle for somewhere on this thread!!! <crosses everything except legs>

Marking place

Marking place now I'm a mummy

Lane81 Mon 26-Nov-12 11:40:32

Welcom to fatima good to have her join us. Only 4 days left of November!

Hi all, can I join?smile

DS2 was born on November 22nd, and has been feeding lots ever since. DS1 is 3.5 and i was worried about how he would talke it but he seems to be doing well so far, he just hates when baby cries!

PetiteRaleuse Mon 26-Nov-12 13:06:42

Marking place

blonderthanred Mon 26-Nov-12 13:58:40

Hello new thread, welcome Freddie. Congrats on DS2, does he have a name yet?

capedcrusader25 Mon 26-Nov-12 14:12:57

Marking my place. Completely missed the last thread or two due to living in Baby bubble!! She's currently passed out lying across my arm and the cushions with her arm in a Superman style pose smile She's 4 weeks old today and think I'm just about over the shock and getting used to having a little person in the house.
Hope everybody is ok, congrats to all the new Mummys and Daddys!

Brockle Mon 26-Nov-12 14:41:52

Marking my place and hoping my bowling ball boobs will go down soon!

Brockle Mon 26-Nov-12 14:41:52

Marking my place and hoping my bowling ball boobs will go down soon!

daisychain76 Mon 26-Nov-12 18:08:53

Marking place (thanks stunt you do a fab job with the threads). Welcome freddie and congrats fatima, caped and anyone l missed at any point!

Chunkychicken Mon 26-Nov-12 21:20:01

Marking spot.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 26-Nov-12 21:51:59

Just watching the French equivalent of OBEM. Much quieter the the UK one. The vast majority of women here have an epidural. In two episodes there's just one that didn't and she only had time to get undressed before the baby arrived.

kirrinIsland Mon 26-Nov-12 22:02:39

Welcome Freddie

Just marking my place before heading off to bed in a desperate attempt to get some sleep before the cluster feeding starts!

Sophiathesnowfairy Mon 26-Nov-12 22:10:15

Here Miss Stunt. Just'

Kyzordz Mon 26-Nov-12 22:41:01

Marking place, havent posted for a bit but have been following threads smile waiting for E to wake up for next feed, might see if I can grab an hour before he's up. He's 3 weeks old tomorrow, it's gone ever so quick but night times seem SO long!

Settled down in bed feeding.
L does like sleeping next to me instead of Moses basket, wondering whether to invest in co sleeper cot it just continue bedsharing...

TheDetective Mon 26-Nov-12 23:11:42

I can't get over how happy this little bambino makes me! Oh my word, if this was a drug, they'd sell it by the bucket load!

I actually haven't stopped smiling even when I've wanted to poke DP's eyes out for 4 days now!

He is just awesome! He loves the boob, we've been doing well with feeding, not had any major issues yet. He has had a couple of top ups when I was so tired at night and been doing the 2 hour feedathon where he still wasn't satisfied! I promised myself that I wouldn't risk my sanity by trying to breastfeed through everything and anything. I'm happy with how it is all going though! I'm glad I have the knowledge I do though, because I don't think it would have been as easy if I didn't. He took 4 hours of perseverance after he was born to get him on the breast. He found latching on difficult in the first 18 hours or so, but by the middle of the night he was easier to latch. At first it was taking me up to 15 minutes to get him on.

Once my milk started coming in yesterday morning we graduated from me holding baby in opposite arm, tit in hand, and keeping him in a straight line. I can now one handed and sometimes no handed! feed. My boobs aren't brilliant for feeding - well they weren't. Tissue is quite soft, and not as pert as one would like grin and my nipples aren't stonkers! Initially the best way of getting him on was some nipple stimulation to bring the nipples out - would recommend that to anyone who has yet to start on the road of breastfeeding! It really helped in getting him on. Now my boobs are big and firm, its so much easier! Phew!

I think DP is happier with me breastfeeding now. Initially he was pushing the top ups, where as for me, they are for when I can't take much more and am at the end of the knackereditis line! He got the idea to shut up and let me get on with it. Unhelpful comments have ceased such as oooh look how much he loves his bottle thank god.

Felt sorry for DP last night though, he started crying in the middle of the night as he felt that he could never get the baby to settle! A bit of reassurance seemed to work - we were both shattered! Today we all stayed in bed, til 3pm, whether awake or asleep! It was a much needed break! We all feel better for it now!

I'm having some issues with my stitches, I am going to ring the midwives in the morning and ask for a visit - I think that the one outside stitch needs removing, it is too tight, and that is causing the pain. The bruising is now subsiding. I showed DP down there tonight. He went a bit pale grin.

Tomorrow I hope to finally muster the energy to wash my hair for the first time since the pool dunking episode grin. I've managed baths, but the energy to wash and dry hair has been none existent! After stitch is snipped, if I am comfortable enough we may try a little walk round the block with the dog!

So far visitors have generally been behaved, and we have had very few! My mum was here with DS as we arrived home, and stayed for 15 minutes. DP's mum came later in the evening and stayed for an hour. The next day his sister turned up unannounced, while I was in fucking bed angry. Was fuming as I was so tired. She had text me but not waited for a reply and just came around anyway!!

Yesterday we were left alone, and today a friend came round for 45 minutes!

Pretty pleased that I've not felt the need to be the hostess with the mostess! I've just sat round with my tits out in front of anyone who happened to be here grin. Probably why no one else has been. grin

Nervous I'm sorry to hear about your DP. That is just awful sad What shit timing too, not that it should happen to anyone, but you know what I mean. Did the person who did it get caught?

I'm here, still feeding J. I've sent DP to get some sleep, he was down here with us but he was nodding off and in terrified of him driving tomorrow so early on no sleep for 2 days. We're watching Christmas songs hmm

TheDetective Mon 26-Nov-12 23:21:20

I was worried about DP driving to school this morning too Tits. He had to drive with the windows open, and music loud! Worst thing was he got stuck in traffic due to both ways to school having various issues - motorway had oil spillage last night right by our house after an accident there. And 2 sets of roadworks/temp lights going the A road way. So he didn't get back til 9.50 after setting out at 8.30 sad

I'm so grateful that DP is off for 4 weeks now though. And then DS will be off for christmas holidays. So that means from now til January, he can do the school run if I can't.

I'd be a total stresshead if I didn't have him here for some time yet! I take my hat off to anyone doing it with a DP back at work, no DP, young kids... etc! I feel lucky that DS is so helpful too! I couldn't imagine doing all this with a toddler or young children too!

Luckily it's his last week and he's chosen to take December off work to help us out. The boys don't finish school until the 21st so I'm quite looking forward to some time with DP. smile

Passmethecrisps Mon 26-Nov-12 23:57:50

pikz what an incredible story! Good on your DH for taking charge and thank goodness it was discovered in time.

I have a feeling that this will be a long night. We changed formula and I suspect it has affected P's tummy. She has scoffed all day drinking full bottles of 120 ml and only sleeping 1.5 hours between feeds. She has just finished another bottle yet is crying for more. However, she seems cramped and in pain so I suspect has trapped wind or constipation. I have given her some cooled boiled water and she is currently sucking her fingers in the Moses basket. She does seem calmer at the moment. Fingers crossed

TheDetective Tue 27-Nov-12 00:06:00

Yippee! Just used the hand pump and got 30mls off each side. Putting it away for tonight in case of mummy exhaustion - so we can shelve the formula for now!

We are going to attempt bed in a minute... little monkey has fed most of the evening, only going in to his moses basket in the last 30 minutes. Lets see what the night brings!

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