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SouthSea's All American Baby thread

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duchesse Sun 13-Feb-11 09:42:26

New thread for well-wishers to leave messages! And for Southsea to leave links to photos of the Pebble (hint hint) [you don't have to Southsea)

duchesse Sun 13-Feb-11 09:46:58

For those who want to read the fantastic back story:

Part 1

Part II

Teaandcakeplease Sun 13-Feb-11 09:50:58

<bookmarking my place>

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Sun 13-Feb-11 10:00:52

I hope everything is going well. smile

DanJARMouse Sun 13-Feb-11 12:04:19

Wonderful news!

TheNewStig Sun 13-Feb-11 12:31:39

<marking my place>

Hope everyone's doing well.

Southsearocks Sun 13-Feb-11 13:00:45

Hey, thanks for starting a new thread! I was wondering where it might go so this is great.

I'm just working on adding some pics but I'm not sure how to yet..... Maybe you can help?

Baby Thomas is doing really well. He's off he c-pap and looks a lot less bruised and puffy. I'm trying to pursuade DP that Samual would be a good middle name (as in Uncle Sam) as I'd like a US connection. Jefferson was mentioned but um..... hmm grin

Lovely doctor has just been in. I'm going to be discharged tomorrow! I'm getting out!!
grin grin wine After 48 days I think. That feels weird. I've loved being looked after in the bubble. I've become used to it. Is this Stockholm syndrome?? grin No, seriously it will be hard to say goodbye but amazing to be getting back to a bit of normality.

I've been reflecting a bit on my pre and post birth understanding of the whole baby experience. Things like the pain factor -totally unexpected. I though my first lot of contractions were not toooo bad and got complacent but then.... good god.... And my post about the hands free double pump thing - and look at me! Double pumping away thinking how useful it would be to have something to hold them on with grin.

I have to say I am finding the breast pump a bit strange, and one nipple hurts a bit. The other is well away. No milk yet but I can tell it's going to come. I can't wait to breast feed.

My goodness, look at the time! I've got to go and see my baby, he'll be wondering where I am!

Back later with pics X

duchesse Sun 13-Feb-11 13:03:12

You sound really well Southsea! Just remember to rest!! Day 3 can be a bummer.

Teaandcakeplease Sun 13-Feb-11 13:06:38

Click on "mymumsnet" in the pale blue bar above, then enter your e-mail and password, then scroll down to "share photos"

Are they feeding him by tube your expressed colostrum for now? Tiktok et al are great in the breastfeeding/ bottle topic area grin Although you might as well post here with any questions with all these mumsnetters routing for you wink

Can't wait to see the pics later.

diddl Sun 13-Feb-11 13:15:23

Thomas Samual sounds lovely.

Any of the Docs have a name that you could use as a middle name?

Congrats again!

ednurse Sun 13-Feb-11 13:22:00

Congratulations! How about Kennedy for a middle name? Quite American grin

titchy77 Sun 13-Feb-11 13:31:45

Huge congratulations you and Mr Southsea on the birth of baby Thomas! Well done!!

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Sun 13-Feb-11 13:38:45

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MABS Sun 13-Feb-11 13:46:07

brilliant,you are doing so well

Medee Sun 13-Feb-11 13:48:52

any of those middle names would be nice, and a great connection to the land of his birth. 48 days - blimey!

oooggs Sun 13-Feb-11 13:59:12

an 'American' middle name would be very fitting.

Can't wait to see him

midtowner Sun 13-Feb-11 14:00:43


queenoffairies Sun 13-Feb-11 14:05:49

Massive congratulations Southsea - I have lurked from your original thread, and am so pleased for yousmile

CointreauVersial Sun 13-Feb-11 14:16:58

Isn't it normally spelled Samuel, rather than Samual? Or is that an American spelling?

But it's a great idea having a "US" middle name. A friend of mine gave her dd the middle name Louise, to commemorate the fact that she was born in their downstairs loo (true....).

But I still think Pebble as a middle name has great potential. It rocks, in fact. wink

sparkleshine Sun 13-Feb-11 14:43:56

Marking my place on new thread

Glad to hear from you again southsea. You sound in excellent spirits and I'm not suprised. I'm sure he is beautiful...cannot wait to see a pic of him.
As for middle name....well we have a Thomas and 2nd choice was Samuel, so it's lovely. An american association is a nice idea if family names aren't an issue

I couldn't imagine double-pumping, I had trouble doing 1 at once and sure it looks strange but hey if it works and gets your milk flowing then keep at it.

Southsearocks Sun 13-Feb-11 14:44:11

Sorry, you are right - Samuel!

Photos now available I think if you click on my name.

Just had a cuddle and another little weep at all we've been through, and happiness smile. I love him so, so much already! It's going to be hard to leave him here tomorrow. He's under a lamp now as he got a bit of jaundice yesterday due to the bruising (the nurse said). So we can't take him out too much today, which is a shame because all I want to do is hold him.

I'm feeling really achy and my bum is hurting loads (sorry if that's tmi but it really is!). A bath would be a wonderful thing this morning envy.

Thanks for the tip about breast feeding. Am going straight over to have a look at the advice there x

CrispyCakeHead Sun 13-Feb-11 14:51:41

Wow southSeas, Congratulations to you and Mr S grin and welcome to the world baby Thomas Samuel!!!

I wasn't online yesterday and was wondering how things were! Obviously busy, lol smile

Will baby be going home with you? or staying in for a bit? I thought they would keep you in until you had got BFing established? difficult enough at the best tof times, but hard with a preemie as the suck reflex isn't fully established till about 36 weeks. Make sure you are happy to be at "home" without any support, or see if you can get some support. Lots of skin to skin/kangaroo care in the meantime, and you'll get there smile

Well done!!

LJ29 Sun 13-Feb-11 14:51:41

He is gorgeous! And you look so happy! Huge congratulations.

SimplySparkling Sun 13-Feb-11 14:51:53

I'm a late comer to your threads, having only spotted the second one yesterday, but I just wanted to say congratulations and best wishes to you Southsearocks. smile

crazybutterflylady Sun 13-Feb-11 14:54:08

Congratulations to you and your family southsea. Thomas is gorgeous, he looks lovely and strong; I'm sure he'll be out and on the plane home in no times at all. Well done you! grin grin

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