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August 2011 - a place to wAit until the rest graduate !

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MrsVidic Mon 08-Aug-11 07:25:43

Thought I would start us a postnatal thread. Were still in hospital, here till Tuesday monitoring dd (now named Eva) and giving her the anti biotics. Im missing dd1 loads as I only get to see her at visiting and trying to contain a toddler on the ward is tough.

Marking place for when something happens for me!
Lovely name MrsV smile

CappuccinoCarrie Mon 08-Aug-11 09:57:59

also marking my place in the vain hope that one day I'll graduate to The Other Side! 38+4 today.

Annie456 Mon 08-Aug-11 10:33:20

I'm marking my place too blush

WinterLover Mon 08-Aug-11 11:04:51

Yay ive been lost since I graduated from the pregnancy threads...

I now have somewhere to hang out woohoo grin

I cant believe it DS is now 15 days old!!!! Where has the time gone, oh yeah a week in hospital and a week at home.

Firawla Mon 08-Aug-11 11:36:14

marking my place too
wow winter 15 days! that seems to have gone quick!
my little one is 3 days today!
mrs V lovely name, we are still not yet decided. didnt take so long with the other 2, hopefully today or tomorrow will get it finalised, feel bit sorry for him with no name

WinterLover Mon 08-Aug-11 11:49:24

Firawla dont worry about the name, DS was 4 days old before we decided.

I know I cant believe its gone so quick. He doesnt look too much like a premature baby now, hes starting to look and sound like a newborn lol

Oh DP is already planning the next baby hmm apparently we have to bonk like crazy in Feb to make a NOV baby! He has mentioned next DC 5 times now in the past 2 weeks. Starting to get worried that all he has in his head now is baby baby baby haha

MrsVidic Mon 08-Aug-11 13:18:14

Firawla we only decided on Eva for dd yesterday! I felt quite bad but wanted her to have the right name

Winter- hospital stays are crap aren't they? I keep seeing all these new mums come and leave while I know the earliest I can leave is tomorrow!

WinterLover Mon 08-Aug-11 13:46:26

They certainly are mrsV, we was in for a week along with DS having a stay on NICU.

They gave me the post natal depression talk on day 5, they kindly got told I didn't have it and it was the stay in hospital and poorly DS that was making me cry.

MrsStevo Mon 08-Aug-11 15:34:58

Ooohhh, love the new thread!!

MrsV - love the name. Eva was /is one of my fave names too but our surname is Stevens so it would sound a bit like Even Stevens so it got ruled out!

Winter - I cried everyday whilst my babies were in special care. It nearly drove me crazy living on that ward - it is such a bizarre environment when you have just become parents and just want to get to know your new baby. I got very jealous of every new baby that came and went before we did. But all in all the care was excellent and worth the ordeal of being in there now that we have our girlies home.

I'm finding being a new mum amazing but overwhelming all at once. Had such a good day yesterday - the girls slept all morning (as did their daddy who had got up for the 5am feed whilst i slept thro until 9!) so I got myself sorted, had a leisurely breakfast and even did some housework until the rest of the house woke up. Today, I have felt shattered, achieved nothing, got showered and dressed at 1:30pm and have done nothing except change nappies, breastfeed and express milk for the next feed. And the health visitor turned up unannounced and was here nearly an hour so that threw a spanner in the works of going out for a walk (it's raining now ... I'm going nowhere!). DH is back to work tomorrow so I'm on my own with both girls all night and all day ... then my mum is coming to stay on Wednesday for as long as i need her - hurrah!!!

Firawla Mon 08-Aug-11 23:34:05

winter i got that with ds1 too i was in a week and kept crying cos i wanted to go home, wasnt pnd at all just didnt like having to stay in there! mrsv i hope you do get to go home tomorrow

WinterLover Tue 09-Aug-11 09:05:45

Hmmm I think DS is trying to test my nerves.... I put him to sleep on his back and wake up to him on his belly hmm he just seems more comfy and settled on his belly.

He's got really bad wind issues, he struggles to burp. I was told it's normal especially since he was early but I hate seeing him like it sad

charlottery Tue 09-Aug-11 11:30:07

Hello, can I join you. Our little girl was born on Friday, 2 weeks early emergency section after getting a bit stuck. She doesn't have a name yet either. I was so sure I would be overdue that she caught us on the hop a bit. She's utterly gorgeous (obviously!) and everything is going really well. I feel so much more confident than I did first time round.
Mrs S - showering and dressing at all with one new baby is a major achievement, never mind two!
Mrsv - hope you escape tomorrow, hospital is horrible. I was actually treated really well compared to last time but stll couldn't wait to get out of there.

MrsVidic Tue 09-Aug-11 13:35:45

gringringrinI'm going home today!!!

Winter- if he can turn himself over he'll beable to roll back so I wouldn't worry. Also windy babies benefit from a bucket bath, really worked for dd1.

Welcome Charlotte! I too am finding it so much nicer the second time!

MrsS you sound like wonderwoman!

Leilandri Tue 09-Aug-11 14:13:51

I've graduated! Now just to get used to having two little people at home......
confused !!

WinterLover Tue 09-Aug-11 16:13:17

mrsV this is going to sound silly but what's a bucket bath?

Leilandri Tue 09-Aug-11 18:55:58

Have posted some pics of my little one, and of me and my 2 beautiful boys x

Firawla Tue 09-Aug-11 20:17:10

awww leilandri lovely pics
i will put some up on my profile in a bit if i can work out how
would love to look if anyone else is putting up new baby pics
congrats charlotte & welcome to our august threads
mrsv yay you must be glad to be home!

WinterLover Tue 09-Aug-11 20:33:12

Ive just put a picture up grin

Firawla Tue 09-Aug-11 20:54:20

awwww beautiful

MrsStevo Tue 09-Aug-11 22:05:47

leilandri and winter - beautiful pics!!! What little bundles of gorgeousness. Congratulations!

MrsV - welcome home!!! Wonderful to be back I'm sure and in your own bed!

I have survived my first night and day by myself with the girls - we're all still alive, with full tummies and even managed to get out for a walk! I am shattered though!!

MrsVidic Wed 10-Aug-11 17:24:57

The bucket bath is a clear tub really works.

Well day 1 at home going fine, had ok sleep so I feel good!
My milk has come in so I look ridiculous, Dp loves the look! Dd2 is not feeding as much as yesterday so my boobs really hurt

fizzypigs Fri 12-Aug-11 10:30:29

Hi! My baby was born on Sunday morning and would love to join this thread! He's our 1st baby - my partner and I have spent the last few days in awe, love & utter fear!! Congrats to all the other new mums and good luck to the very soon mums to be xx smile

Firawla Fri 12-Aug-11 11:26:51

congrats fizzypigs!!

WinterLover Fri 12-Aug-11 12:16:29

How is everyone doing?

DP reminded me this morning that although DS will be 3 weeks old on sunday, technically i would have been 39 weeks today hmm

Im struggling with the night time feeding with DS, he's feeding every 2 1/2 hours but takes nearly an hour to settle back off again. Knackering doesnt come close sad

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