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December 2012 - the Christmas buns are coming out of the oven

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PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 23-Dec-12 17:18:23

New fred...

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Dec-12 17:21:52

Marking place...

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 23-Dec-12 17:25:31

Don't forget to add yourselves smile

StaceymReadyForNumber3 Sun 23-Dec-12 17:30:07

Thanks pidj

spotty glad his cord is finally off. Ethan's came off at 5 days but never smelled. It's almost completely healed now at 2 weeks.

Going to do hand and foot prints today in his baby book!

Secondsop Sun 23-Dec-12 17:41:33

Marking my place.

brooke89 Sun 23-Dec-12 17:43:42

Marking place smile

Clarella Sun 23-Dec-12 17:48:56

Checking in. George has found his lungs and that he likes be permanently attached to the boob today (tired grin)

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Dec-12 17:55:23

Clarella ds has also found his lungs and has turned into a right grump confused

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sun 23-Dec-12 18:04:48

Jamie's super quiet at the minute. It was quite a shock to be woken at 1am by him screaming the house down for the first time! I went in to find both he and DP covered in vomit. It was coming out if his nose sad Think he'd been a bit over zealous with the feeding as he'd not had much in the day, poor thing

Bellaboo123 Sun 23-Dec-12 18:17:43

Marking my place

HoneyMumandSon Sun 23-Dec-12 18:43:51

stacey silly question but what sort of paint are you using? We were thinking about doing prints but scared of painting the baby!

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Dec-12 18:45:18

I used poster paints grin comes off with a baby wipe

HoneyMumandSon Sun 23-Dec-12 18:48:01


I think I'm losing my milk out of one of my boobs blush it's always had a bit less but seems to be dropping more. An doing all I'm supposed to do but doesn't seem to help and don't know if there'll be anyone around to ask this week

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Dec-12 18:58:58

I think the breastfeeding helplines will be open? I'm often sure my boobs are empty as they never feel full but ds seems ok (not today though, he's being a right grump!)

Afrodizzywonders Sun 23-Dec-12 19:38:06

Honey, are you sure the supply is going down? I remember last time with DS that the engorgement drops and your boobs feel soft even though they are making plenty of nilk.

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 23-Dec-12 19:51:18

Honey, i leak loads blush thankfully not had any wet patches yet! My right - which is still sensitive - gets engorged quicker than the left but he gets full from either and only occasionally wants a second side

HoneyMumandSon Sun 23-Dec-12 20:01:42

There's def less in one. I'm going to try pumping it in the morning and see how much I get. Why is this so complicated?

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sun 23-Dec-12 20:13:30

Honey I have less in my right boob. I've super pumped it today and managed to boost the output a little. Do you usually start with the other side maybe?

emilyeggs Sun 23-Dec-12 20:18:49

Just marking my place for when I hopefully can join you all. Feels like your babies will have started school by the time that comes sad

leobear Sun 23-Dec-12 20:35:34

Hello, joining from the ante-natal thread. Sophie born on Thursday night, after a super-fast labour. All going well so far - but feeling quite overwhelmed today, keep having "Oh my God, how can I manage 2 children" moments. Suspect it may be day 4 blues coming on - just blubbed uncontrollably at The Snowman blush

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sun 23-Dec-12 20:41:38

Aw it'll happen Emily s/he can't stay in there forever! I feel like it's all whizzing by way too fast. sad

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sun 23-Dec-12 20:44:28

Hi Leo congratulations. I'm well into baby blues just had a big sob to DP about how this is the happiest time of my life and nothing will ever be so special again. Bloody hormones!

Cookiesandcoffee Sun 23-Dec-12 21:48:35

Checking in
Congratulations leo welcome Sophie
Also have a v unhappy baby today. And a 'challenging' DD1. B haschanged from a content baby who sleeps 95% of the time to a crabby one who's hung off my boob/cried most the day.

Feel a lot better on hearing others boobs have deflated a bit as mine feel squishy today (maybe as not been given a chance to fill?!) had bad night last night with her so prob explains my sob today hmm
Doesn't help DP is out 'wetting the baby's head' for the 2nd time this weekend. angry

Secondsop Sun 23-Dec-12 22:10:11

Welcome leo and congratulations. Crying at the Snowman is completely normal behaviour at any time !

StaceymReadyForNumber3 Sun 23-Dec-12 22:13:47

I shouldn't read books about breastfeeding confused it's made mr panic that our latch isn't right (it's not the best but works for us) and he's not getting enough milk (which is obv rubbish as we have 8+ wet and dirty nappies a day!). It doesn't help that my boobs are all squishy which is convincing me there's no milk in them hmm why is this feeding stuff full of unknowns?!

Honey I'm just using the kids art paint, same as spotty it all comes off with baby wipes! Lol

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