Hi! how are you and baby? I'm due on the 22nd but have induction date for the 18th. Were you on any of the antenatal threads? I dipped in and out of the feb one. Might pop on now and say hello again. I'll keep you company here though, much easier to keep up now I've finished work Are you going to post your birth story?
Hiya, we're doing ok thanks! I also dipped in and out but find when they get too busy I can't keep up so tend to lurk a bit and then give up! I know some people find it therapeutic to post their birth story but mine was very run of the mill and obviously special to me but don't feel the need to post it! How are you feeling? How come your induction is booked early?
Hi Lazy I must have missed it when they moved to facebook, explains why its a quiet group. I'm worried I'm going to be so in love with my baby that I'll be a horror to my DH if he doesn't things my way. Ive got very protective over my bump and have criticised his driving, something I would never have done before, so goodness knows how I'll be when there's an actual baby here. Is this your first? Bangers, Im being induced as I'd had a deep vein thrombosis during pg so the consultants want to 'manage' the birth. I can't wait to have baby here now, the last couple of months have been pretty crappy! I read some mums saying they got more sleep after the baby was born than during pg as you can at least get comfy, lie how you want... I hope this is true?? I'm missing sleeping on my back. I get what you mean about posting your birth story, I love reading others but not sure if I'll want to post mine! Do either of you watch OBEM? I love it! I'm the kind of person that needs to know all possible outcomes/scenarios, so read up a lot and scared myself but good to see those things play out on OBEM and know that even when it doesn't go to plan it can turn out ok. Last nights made me feel a bit queasy though, I was hoping it was a sign of labour!
Are these first few weeks what you thought they would be?
Hi I'mGoing - congrats!! So pleased the waiting is over! Really struggling the hormones to be honest, I seem to dissolve into tears at the smallest of things. It's driving me mad as I'm not an emotional sort of person! Makes me feel (and look) like I can't cope. Rest if the time I'm loving it though! DH back to work tomorrow so just me, a 3 year old, a one week old, a broken body, and a bucket load of hormones! Terrified! How are you getting on?
Count me in, dd1 was born on the 9th too. She's been doing 4 hours sleep at night, an hour nappy change and feed (mostly feed ..) and another 4 hours. I hope this is permanent rather than her just being a compliant newborn. Feeling really tired anyway from all the feeding.
Wake her? No, she is pretty alert. Sounds like you have a great sleeper! DD1 wasn't a sleeper so not expecting great things this tone tbh.
I just tried to make sure there weren't any lumps or hard areas in my breast after feeding - sort of went by the rule that if it wad nice and soft, it was properly drained. I massage a lot while feeding as well, my mill has just started to come in so I'm just starting to remember how it all works!
Up feeding here too! Although not really slept at all as DS is really congested so not settling. Having to let him sleep on me so he's upright so I think I've had 2 hours max tonight Poor him and poor me!
It is so tough March, I have a 3 year old too so the old 'sleep when baby sleeps' is out the window. Baby blues is really horrid - it lasted even longer this time, to the point when DH asked if I had PND. Pretty much cried for ten days straight! Of course it's all normal etc etc but it doesn't feel normal does it? I felt like I was losing the plot. Not cried for two whole days now so turning a corner I hope. I still feel very panicky at how on earth I will get back to normality of cooking and cleaning etc as I can't expect hard working DH and my mum to do it all forever! Sorry, long post, lack of sleep has given me a touch of the verbals!