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November 2012 - babies are here at last

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StuntNun Thu 04-Oct-12 12:42:24

This is the post-natal club for graduates of the November 2012 intake.

Evilwater Sun 14-Oct-12 09:45:52

I'm also glad, there are more people here.

StuntNun Sun 14-Oct-12 11:18:02

Evil have you asked your health visitor whether there are any breastfeeding support groups or a breastfeeding specialist in your area? I'm glad things are going better for you, I had a tough time with my DS1 who never learned to latch on but I still managed to feed him (using nipple shields) so it was worthwhile but in hindsight I could have used some support because I was quite stressed about feeding him.

nebbo Sun 14-Oct-12 16:12:33

Hi girls.
I was an on/off visitor to the antenatal thread and just checked up today to see that babies are all being born! Congratulations and I hope you are enjoying your new bundles. We are also the otherwise of pregnancy with the beautiful Abigail and Isla being born on the 4th October. They are lovely and we can't believe they are ours!!

I see the breastfeeding issues that are being mentioned and can totally relate to the sore nipples! I was using a rubbish cream the first few days until a friend bought me lansinoh. I swear it has helped and I'm finding it so much easier now. The midwife today said that you can get it on prescription as it costs £10 otherwise.

I wish you all the best of luck as its certainly a new and scary road we've embarked on!! We can only do our best and not put any pressure on ourselves to do any more xxxxx

kissyfur Sun 14-Oct-12 16:21:26

evil I'd suggest taking little nick to see a cranial osteopath as the ventouse might have given him a bit of a headache. My dd had to be delivered by forceps (despite me having an EMCS! She was thoroughly wedged in!) and we took her to an osteopath at about 10 days old, think it definitely helped with her feeding. Also like others have said ask the HV to check for tongue tie, it's pretty common but easily fixed. Sounds like you are doing a great job so far smile

Hope you and your DD are doing well donna

kissyfur Sun 14-Oct-12 16:22:48

Oh and congratulations nebbo! smile hope you and your little girls are doing well

StuntNun Sun 14-Oct-12 17:47:09

Congratulations Nebbo I hope you're all keeping well. The first few weeks are hard work but I'm sure you'll have a routine in no time.

Cacacaz Mon 15-Oct-12 12:09:47

Congratulations Nebbo grin lovely news!

YellowWellies Mon 15-Oct-12 12:30:53

Aww Nebbo lovely to hear from you! Many congratulations on your lovely wee girls. I love their names and am glad they are bringing you so much joy. Lots of love to your family!

NervousAt20 Mon 15-Oct-12 12:44:14

Sounds like you are doing an amazing job so far evil do what works for you and your son

Congratulations nebbo 2 lovely girls, I'm sure you have your hands full grin

ValiumQueen Mon 15-Oct-12 13:26:09

Congratulations nebbo and welcome back. Good you can now get lanisoh on px. It is good for many other things too and I have spent a lot of money on it over the years.

evil so proud of you! Keep going and you will get there I am sure. You are doing really well to express. I am not looking forward to sore nipples again, and am already preparing them with the cream.

daisychain76 Mon 15-Oct-12 14:18:15

Congrats Nebbo lovely news. evil itt sounds likecyou are doing a fab job. Expressing is a pain but at least it means your Dh can do some feeds. l second what donna said about breast feeding ~ it does get easier and more rewarding. This time round ~3rd~ l am being a lot stricter with latching on ~ if it hurts he gets unlatched and has to root for it again!

How‘s everone doing sleepwise? I am sooo tired! Also a bit stressed, been home from hospital since Friday and no contact from a Mw. with him still being so tiny (4 pound 4 on Friday) l would quite like a visit for reassurance. Not sure if l‘ve slipped through the net or if its cos its not my first.

ShellyBobbs Mon 15-Oct-12 14:36:10

Daisy that is terrible that they've not visited you at home with him being a premmie!

Nebbo Congratulations!

Evil Glad you've found something that works for you, it makes all the difference smile

Donna That's a good weight (think I've already said that before though).

ValiumQueen Mon 15-Oct-12 14:38:28

daisy call them. They should see you daily, regardless what number baby it is for you. They are possibly frantically searching for you as by law they have to see you. 4lb 4 wow! Teeny tiny. I thought mine was small at 8lb 13.

YellowWellies Mon 15-Oct-12 17:42:17

Awww what a wee one. My sister was that weight when she was born and I was 4lb. Am a big fat heifer now so don't worry about his long term prospects weight wise. I second VQ give them a ring Daisy - he should be being checked very regularly. Mindst I seem to remember that when my sister finally got to take her premmie out of the NICU / SCBU - she didn't get visited by health visitors - though her daughter was over 3 months old at this point. But like yours she was a 4lber when allowed to go home and my sister very much wanted a HV. It might vary by PCT?

kirrinIsland Mon 15-Oct-12 18:02:13

Just marking my place and hoping to graduate here very soon!

Congrats to nebbo lovely names!

daisy agree with ^^ Call the hv, they should be seeing you surely?

MissMummy1 Mon 15-Oct-12 18:14:25

Hoping NOT to graduate here for at least another month!! Congrats to the lovely ladies here already. Nebbo fab names, especially Isla! (my name) I approve!! Glad you're all doing well xxx

daisychain76 Mon 15-Oct-12 20:29:27

Right, l will get on to the clinic tomorrow, thanks all, l thought may be l was being paranoid. Saying that, l am now panicking about the fact l didn‘t get the WC jab (tho l did have it as a baby, don‘t know if that gives similar immunity) and he has been breathed over by many small children at the DCs school today, not to mention quite a few adults. Oh dear, l was going to be so laid back this time round, but it just isn‘t happening!.

YellowWellies Mon 15-Oct-12 21:26:50

Daisy you are being laid back you're at home on MN not panicking in the car on the way to out of hours / A&E. That's going to be my definition of relaxed grin. He'll be fine btw xxxx

YellowWellies Mon 15-Oct-12 21:27:32

Sorry Daisy did I miss what your wee boy's name is? Apologies for awful baby brain but feel I can't keep calling him 'him' xxxx

gardenpixies32 Tue 16-Oct-12 06:23:57

Oh my up early feeding my ladies and have to share...exactly 2 weeks after having my twins I am 3 stone lighter! I feel like a whole new person. I can put on my own socks and shoes and I can reach the floor again!

I am hoping that I can come back and read everyone's news soon.

TheDetective Tue 16-Oct-12 06:30:46



I'm tempted to buy a grabber to help get my socks on!

StuntNun Tue 16-Oct-12 06:37:28

That's brilliant Garden I must say I'm particularly looking forward to seeing my feet again! Is it nice to get out of the giant clown pants maternity clothes?

kirrinIsland Tue 16-Oct-12 09:15:41

Brilliant garden that must feel great smile

ShellyBobbs Tue 16-Oct-12 10:35:07

Ooooh touching the floor, I can if I spread my legs wide enough (like this morning putting out the recycling and dropping it everywhere) and my arse in the air!

YW He's called Huey.

Evilwater Tue 16-Oct-12 10:38:04

I'm sorry I havnt been on here a lot as I've been busy looking forward to that two week mark, when its surposed to get easier.

However last night my boobs ran dry, using my new medula swing. I had to use formula (from tesco) at 430, why is it always 0430? He drank loads, I just hope my boobs can keep up.

Anyone got idears on increasing my milk supply?

As for the cranial doctor where would I find one?
Yes there feeding groups, but the closest one is in tesco cafe! Eek. Im sat here with the curtains drawn on my medula.

Hi all new arrivals!

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