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Jan 2012 - Higgs Boson Gang pt1

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Oeisha Tue 10-Jan-12 22:09:22

Link to antenatal thread for convenience

Not a very good title, but it will suffice 'til we fill this one in record time!

Congratulations to all that have popped so far! thanks bear

ParsleyLion1 Wed 11-Jan-12 06:25:53

Just marking my place grin

Wormshuffler Wed 11-Jan-12 07:38:22

Nice one oeisha I will pull up this comfy sofa in the corner where I have a good view [nosy emocion]

shonnomanom Wed 11-Jan-12 21:01:47

Thanks oiesha
Just checking out the new premises before moving my chair over next week grin

GiraffeAHolic Fri 13-Jan-12 11:17:55

<peers through window> yep looks comfy enough here grin

SlightlyScrambled Fri 13-Jan-12 18:57:19

I like the title :-)

<tentatively sits on cushion> ouch.

Pgp still trying to rule my life post natally but baby snuggles win!

MissRee Sat 14-Jan-12 00:03:58

Laaadies... I need first post-natal poop advice blush No stitches but still feeling like my innards might escape on the loo. OUCH!!!

Badly need to go but can't relax enough to go blush any top tips???

Sorry for TMI and still PG ladies look away wink

Mum2be79 Sat 14-Jan-12 09:40:17

Moving my chair in place. x

SlightlyScrambled Sat 14-Jan-12 09:49:06

Oh Missree, I feel your pain. I've no top tips other than stay away from bananas and drink lots of water to soften everything.

Hopefully someone else might have a secret recipe to share.

GiraffeAHolic Sat 14-Jan-12 10:55:32


2 tips: fold a bundle of toilet roll into a pad shape and hold quite tightly against you while you poo, keeps your muscles together and guarantees your innards won't fall down the toilet!

Secondly, if you're sore or stingy put some warm water in a squeezy bottle and squirt it while you 'go'. Stops the stinging and the warm water may encourage movement.

Mum2be79 Sat 14-Jan-12 11:18:41

I have flippin' developed a pile!?! I was fine in hospital so don't know where this has come from! When i go, I am sure the pile is stopping it all from coming out! blush

Seeing midwife on Monday again so will mention it.

I have breast feeding issues. William likes to feed/graze/snack for up to 4/6 hours at a time! He latches on much better suckles away but then falls asleep or pulls himself off and when he 'seems' asleep and I put him down, he wakes up rooting for more (waving his little arm - quite funny really!). My wrist has dies as I feed him in an awkward position as he has trouble the 'conventional ways'. Bought a pump from tescos (baby event sale on) and pick it up Monday as we're switching to bottle but giving breast and formula milk. Sleeps great at night (wakes once in the middle of the night) but he can feed for 2 hours at a time during the day and up to 4 or 6 hours on an evening - til between 11:15pm and 2:00am!! I have no life and I am permanently attached to the chair. I'm also missing out on proper meals because he won't stop feeding. I don't mind if it was every 2 hours or so, but he actually feeds for half the day - 12 hours!! I'm bloody wrecked!

This morning has been different. He went to sleep at 11:15pm (4 hour feed and 2 nappy changes!). I woke him at 4:30am because I was concerned he would go too long without a feed (low blood sugar in hospital and jaundice - so drilled into me must feed often and no longer than 5 hours between feeds!). He fed for half an hour. I had to wake him again at 8:30am and he had a nappy change and a 10 minute feed til 9am. He's STILL asleep and it's 11:23am!

Going to the shop with the pram - might wake him!!!

knittiekitty Sat 14-Jan-12 13:43:29

Hya, finally found the afters page - brain still slowed by broen sleep and the popping thread so busy to wade through! I'm glad everyone is doing well though, many blessings so far.
Sympathy with poo problems - drinking lots is my method and it's worked so far. I just wish my bladder sensation would come back. I'm trying to stay calm about it as GP was very reassuring & I'm glad not to have leaking issues but where has it gone? The great disappered bladder mystery sad.
Anyone have tips for waking sleeping baby up in daytime? She was awake between 3 and 5am again after a much better few days - doesn't bode well for tonight again as she's been asleep for most of today so far too. <Yawning emoticon>

Mum2be79 Sat 14-Jan-12 15:32:19

I feel your pain! William is mostly asleep today which doesn't bode well for us tonight either. With William, all I have to do is strip off his nappy and he goes mad! That wakes him up. We're bathing him for the first time tonight (God help us!)

My bladder sensation has disappeared too. no leaks but can never tell when I need to go. Funniest thing 36 hours after my emergency c section was when they helped me to stand up and I splashed all over the floor with wee! No control or anything. My catheter had only been removed twenty minutes before!

I'm having a poo problem and found today that lots of water does help!

MissRee Sat 14-Jan-12 23:25:00

How is it possible for my undercarriage to HURT so much blush I swear even labour was more manageable than this!!! Oweeeeeeee I think j need to drop some co-codamol before beddybyes tonight grin

shonnomanom Sat 14-Jan-12 23:31:33

Hi ladies!

How do you wake a baby that does not want to be woken? I havent been able to get him to stay awake long enough since we got home to get him to latch on. Im strongly considering trying him on some formula to see if that can entice him.
Any thoughts greatly welcomed.
Iv never known a baby to sleep soo much.

saladcreamwitheverything Sat 14-Jan-12 23:31:56

Wow things are quiet on here today compared to usual, has everyone's fingers dropped off??!

Sweep yesterday did nothing, no action at all today apart from baby pressing on my bladder. Resigned myself to induction on Tuesday, just hope it works first day. My friend has got her c-section booked for Tuesday as well so we may have our babies on the same day! At least we'll be able to entertain each other I suppose!!

Sorry to hear about the pile and poo problems, the joys of pregnancy eh! grin
I guess I'll have the same problems this time next week!

saladcreamwitheverything Sat 14-Jan-12 23:37:03

Congratulations Sho thanks !

MissRee Sat 14-Jan-12 23:49:56

sho have you tried stripping him down to nappy/changing bum before feed/tickling hands, feet etc? Freya is a very sleepy baby too and I find myself doing all of the above to keep her attention!!

shonnomanom Sun 15-Jan-12 00:04:56

ree if we're lucky he will open his eyes to see what we're doing but goes right back to sleep.
I hasn't done the toilet since just after he was born. Is that normal for bf baby? I just just tried him with formula. He didn't have clue what to do and spat the milk back out

SlightlyScrambled Sun 15-Jan-12 09:36:57

sho I believe this is normal in a bf baby as breastmilk is so easily digestible. This link has more info on bf babies poos. poop

and I came across this when wondering about the poo: waking-a-sleepy-baby
Is he wetting his nappies regularly and putting on weight? Tickling behind the neck is another way of waking them.

SlightlyScrambled Sun 15-Jan-12 09:51:24

Sho I just saw your post on the ante board, is he only 1 day old? Congrats too thanks lovely name for him.

It took my girl another day to do a poo after being born and now that my milk has come in she poops more but the first meconium wasn't very regular.
I dont think formula would be better than your colostrum and it's not as easily digestible. depends on how you want to feed though.

Dd is a week old now and still just waking for nappy changes and feeds. Not really too interested in the world yet. Birth can be exhausting for them too.

Moobee Sun 15-Jan-12 17:07:10

I'm eligible to post here now! Baby girl Moobee arrived at 7.45 thisnm Mind you, as I'm in hospital trying to eat my breakfast one-handed at 5pm, not sure I'm going to have lots of free time to post...

Moobee Sun 15-Jan-12 17:08:52

'This morning' that was meant to read...

SlightlyScrambled Sun 15-Jan-12 18:37:33

Congrats Moobee and hope you and baby moobee are doing well.
Lots of one finger typing here whilst baby feeds.

fishandlilacs Sun 15-Jan-12 19:34:23

hey ladies-thought i'd pop in. Soon be joining you.

Sorry to hear of the poo and poorly undercarriages. Hypericum tincture and sea baths-eat shit loads (pardon the pun) of fruit and drink water. I was totally bunged up for 5 days after dd and it was utterly utterly horrid.

shonno don't panic about your baby being sleepy, he's obviously a content little soul. If youre determined to BF don't keep topping up-he wont starve and as he's a big boy he'll be fine. DD was exactly the same. I used to wipe her face or hands with a cold flannel harsh-but it woke her. He will thrive and in a few days he'll start waking up a bit more and feeding more.

mum2 all sounds perfectly normal-no point fighting it-thats getting bf starting a midwife said to me that the early days of breastfeeding were bit like being a cow in a field. They move slow much a bit, move slow and much a bit more. You'll get there xx

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