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May 2014: Newborn snuggles while we await our comrades from the Drop Zone!

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The Maybies are on the move to Postnatal! This is for graduated Maybies (and other baybies due in May but with other ideas; the almost-Maybies!) to discuss adventures in sleepless nights, nappies and lovely newborn snuggles. However you feed, however you nappy, however you give birth and however you like your tea - if your baby was born in May (or was supposed to be!), this is the post-natal club for you!

moobaloo Thu 01-May-14 14:39:51

Reserving a spot! Currently 37+3 and hoping this maybie comes before his due date of the 19th so I can join you properly!

ohdearitshappeningtome Thu 01-May-14 15:37:19

Mini me and I checking in wink

xalyssx Thu 01-May-14 15:55:40

Just been to see Gabriel, he is perfectly ready to come home yay

dobedobedo Thu 01-May-14 18:27:54

alys amazing news! I bet you can't wait!

Just marking my spot. I'd really like to be a proper poster in here very soon... I've said all along that I think he'll be born in week 39, and I'm 39 weeks tomorrow. GET OUT BABY!

ohdearitshappeningtome Thu 01-May-14 18:35:06

Excellent news alyss!!! You have done a fab job nurturing him ready for home :-)

Fab news Alyss you've done such an amazing job, I bet you can't wait to have him at home with you!

ohdearitshappeningtome Fri 02-May-14 08:37:03

Oh my!! Trying to organise a baby and his bag to go out is worse than preparing to go on holiday!!!

It's mad isn't it ohdear!!! We had it nice and easy because we were using the bottles of ready-made milk... now that we've switched formula and they don't make those bottles of it, our bag includes a flask of boiling water, two sterilised bottles, a milk powder dispenser with powder for two feeds in it... on top of the spare clothes, spare blanket, spare scratch mitts, two dummies, her toy rings and mirror, changing mat, nappies, wipes, sudocream, nappy bags... I'm sure I was never this good at packing before grin

Spreadsheet

Thought I'd do a spreadsheet for our arrivals. Add yourself in (and any other columns you think we should include!)

ClearlyMoo Fri 02-May-14 15:16:47

Nice thread Moomin (slightly chuffed that my drop zone phrase has survived into PN!) marking my place so I can keep on top of news. Hope to be back here soon! 38+6

mummytobe88 Sat 03-May-14 10:19:13

Hello ladies!

Still can't quite believe I'm already able to post in the post natal thread. Don't remember what it was like without her now!

Looking to see what everyone thinks...so Olivia point blank refuses to sleep anywhere other than on my/OH's chest at night. She can be sound asleep after a feed, put her down into the Moses basket and screams bloody murder, lay her on our chest and out cold again. This is the only way we've managed to get sleep since she's been home. I'm now considering getting one of the co sleeper cots as she seems to be keen on plenty contact when she's sleeping. Does anyone have any experience with the cots? My OH parents have very kindly said they will buy it for us (and ANYTHING else we want...first grandchild smile) so just wondering whether it's worth it or not.

BlanketSky Sat 03-May-14 10:30:08

marking place, one handed as miniblanket (aka Z) has done little but feed so far today, 5 days old now

cosleeper cot would be amazing, no experience but I coslept with ds for that reason. dd so far seems happy in her (massive) cot on the other side of our room! (famous last words)

Callie lifted her head all on her own three times, and rolled from her front to her back during tummy time last night shock I know the rolling was a fluke but the head lifting was very deliberate, she's getting so good at it!

ohdearitshappeningtome Sat 03-May-14 14:16:59

I find when noah is laid on my chest he lifts his head!!

He isn't allowed to yet!because im his mummy and I say so haha

Mummycherry2 Mon 05-May-14 03:52:14

Hello all, I gave birth to DS Alfie on Saturday morning, 5 days early. The labour and birth was pretty traumatic and I ended up with a third degree year. Home today and am really struggling. So tired and every muscle in my body aches. Mummytobe I have exactly the same problem as you, he is refusing to sleep anywhere but on our chests or in our arms. What do I do?!

PotatoPolly Mon 05-May-14 04:34:05

Just stumbled across this, thanks moom
still a bit surreal to be posting on a PN thread, I should only be 38 weeks today!
struggling to keep up with the ante natal thread... Will do my best with this one on top!

biscuitnoodle Mon 05-May-14 04:41:45

Hello baby Charlie born Saturday eve in the pool which I really wanted. It must be a newborn thing ghis sleeping only when cuddled, Charlie is doing it too. Hubby and I are doing two hour trades so we can sleep as I do not dare to co sleep

mummytobe88 Mon 05-May-14 12:36:27

mummycherry it's a nightmare isn't it?! Don't get me wrong I love a cuddle with her but it's not an ideal sleeping situation. My OH parents have very kindly bought us a snüzpod which is a co-sleeper cot that attaches to our bed. We tried it for the first time last night and it worked a treat!! Olivia slept the whole 3 hours between her feeds in the cot. I think being that close to us and being close enough that we can comfort her right away seems to have settled her. Fingers crossed it lasts!

Mummycherry2 Mon 05-May-14 20:08:04

I found holding his hand did the trick in the end to settle him so I'm going to do this same timing tonight and see what happens... How is everyone feeling today? We are day 2 now, still can't believe how sore and achy I am! Starting to get very teary too but my mum and Nanna said that it's probably just milk starting to come through. How did everyone else cope with their births?

My poorly little girl sad got to take her to the GP tomorrow, the out of hours people think she might be lactose intolerant sad

Mummycherry2 Tue 06-May-14 02:43:40

Oh no moomin, that must be awful sad how are you feeding her at the mo? We've had a bad night so far BUT he's just settled down and has been asleep in his basket for 15 mins... This is 4 hours better than last night so I'll take that as a victory!

mummytobe88 Tue 06-May-14 10:00:08

mummycherry glad to hear little Alfie is starting to settle in his basket. Long may it continue!!

Oh no moomin hope she's doing ok! What a nightmare

I've just had another successful night in the snüzpod with Olivia. So pleased this seems to be working!!

mummytobe88 Tue 06-May-14 10:02:05

Oh and mummycherry Friday night and Saturday night consisted of me holding back tears that we're coming for no reason at all. Just felt completely overwhelmed and very emotional. These are the days when my boobs felt the sorest from the milk!! I'm FF aswell so they aren't even getting used up.

Hope your feeling better

ohdearitshappeningtome Tue 06-May-14 12:29:49

I'm day 22 down the line, Noah takes around 4oz four
Hourly at the moment!

I've also found myself crying on occasions for no reason then I look at my little boy and know I need a grip !!

We're wimmen with raging hormones, we're allowed a slip of emotions xx

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