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April 2013 - We've all had our babies now. Let the (hard work) fun commence!

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HadALittleFaithBaby Thu 23-May-13 21:35:11

Thought I'd take the liberty of starting a new thread since the last one filled. So mark your places, get comfy and prepare for a few sleepless nights!

In particular we think of Empress and little Sam - hoping and praying he's coming home! smile

HadALittleFaithBaby Thu 23-May-13 21:35:48

I'd written replies to the last thread so I'll copy and paste;
I honestly don't keep track of how much I feed's usually 3-4 times overnight and in the day every couple of hours and the bottle in the evenings. I go with the attitude of if she's hungry, she'll tell me! Often she cluster feeds in afternoon/evening and I can't really count those because she can be on and off for several hours with little gaps.

With a combo of hand pumping first thing and trying the electric pump this afternoon I expressed about 120ml and she had the lot! We are giving her half before bath which seems to help. She'll kick for 5-10 minutes before screaming now! Definite progress smile

too I packed up all my maternity gear today too. Delighted to say I'm back in my jeans (although they're a touch snug!). Still in joggers round the house though. To be honest, I consider it an achievement that I shower and get dressed daily!

LikeCandy Thu 23-May-13 22:19:45

marks place on shiny new thread
Would someone please pop a link on for the Facebook group?

num3onway Thu 23-May-13 22:19:48

Hello all marking spot!
I also replied to previous thread then lost my post lol. Dd Doesn't have a routine as such she fits around older dcs and eats/sleeps as she pleases. She took 200ml in one go earlier so am hoping for a good nights sleep! Will be offering same at middle of night feed in hope of only feeding once before morning!

birdbrain17 Thu 23-May-13 22:38:18

marking my place. We need to keep this active so everyone can find it as there's no link in the last thread so lets get chatting ladies smile

birdbrain17 Thu 23-May-13 22:39:29

too thanks I have sort of been feeding on demand, but she seems to sleep for longer periods now and I'm more worried about her not having enough feeds rather then feeding too often!

num3onway Thu 23-May-13 22:42:59

Csnt think of anyting to say but trying to keep thread active lol x

num3onway Thu 23-May-13 22:46:23

Ooo I know what I meant to ask!

Has anyone else felt abit jealous of those they know who are now pregnant? I hate pregnancy yet some how would like to do it again even though I know I actually wouldn't.

HadALittleFaithBaby Thu 23-May-13 23:08:28

Oops sorry forgot to link to FB group/previous threads/stats thread!

Facebook group, previous thread, stats thread.

Right, time to grab some kip!

Trishstar Fri 24-May-13 00:04:05

Thanks for the new thread Bex!

Num I'm a bit jealous about those who are pregnant! But then I look at H and just think how we need to enjoy him!!!

About to change him and do midnight feed. The 5 hourly is working so far grin

ElliesWellies Fri 24-May-13 00:43:32

No real routine here, I follow her lead and the advice never to wake a sleeping baby!

I do try to bf her as often as possible in the day to hopefully minimise night feeds. She is asleep atm but I started watching The Tudors!

Emmie10 Fri 24-May-13 01:07:47

num3 I am so glad you said that. I have been so jealous having seen pics of two newborns as well as pregnant people. Then think I must be mad- my baby is only 6 weeks old!

EssexWelsh Fri 24-May-13 01:36:21

I was jealous of newborns when my LO was about 3 weeks old, they lose that 'just been born' look so quickly!

ElliesWellies Fri 24-May-13 04:14:34

Not jealous, just relieved it won't be me giving birth imminently!

enjay0811 Fri 24-May-13 04:22:51

Just marking my place! Early mornin feed jst finished so off to get sum kip...still tryin to catch up on the threads too smile

HadALittleFaithBaby Fri 24-May-13 06:34:54

Gosh I'm not jealous! Still relieved I'm not pregnant any more. Every time I drop something I think Oh no!, then realised I'm not pregnant any more and can bend over to pick it up! I'm also finding it a bit easier to look after her now she's not so tiny. I guess though she now weighs about 7lb so Faithlet us about the size of an average newborn!

usernamegoeshere Fri 24-May-13 07:05:15

I hated being pregnant but having baby made me want another (which I was against before!) my attitude before having her was that if we stick with one then she can have full attention etc, but now she is here I feel like I need another to spread my attention as I love her too much and will smother her as she grows up!

Baby username didn't really sleep overnight, she didn't cause trouble and didn't need feed from 11-6 but no real sleep, after her 6am bottle of expressed she seems hungry now so will feed her again! If she doesn't settle this time just going to take her out for long walk to sleep. Thanks to those who replied with similar experiences am finding it reassuring to know others had this and it passed!

KelleStar Fri 24-May-13 07:34:27

Morning. I have B and W in with me for snuggles as we still have this blasted cold/cough, noting is shifting it at all sad

I too am letting W demand feed, he seems to have set a routine of his own and he seems satisfied. His weight gain is terrific. He looks like B at this stage but he is so much heavier/larger.

I talked with DH more about contraception and more babies, two weeks ago I would have said no more, but now want to have the option, you never know.

My tear is healing well, but it feels uncomfy, like they've sewn too much together and it's no longer supple or neat. It feels horrible when I sit astride my motorbike, I just had to move it out the garage and into a shed and it felt really tight. I can't sit cross legged or any floor based position. I've been doing my pelvic floor exercises, but beyond that don't know what exercises to do to help regain some comfort down there.

I seem to bleed if I do lots of active things.

The day I had Wilf a good friend came over, she had done a preg test that morning and it was positive, so she is expecting DC2 in January. A few other friends have confided if their pregnancies too, we are all part of a large group of friends, so four new babies due dec/jan, they are going for 12 week scans in the next few weeks, so will be outing themselves soon. I will have some knitting to do smile

W did a poo last night just as I removed the dirty one and was about to put the clean one under him. Little bugger, had to put the lamp on as the LED is not strong enough to see where all the poo had gone. Not once did B do that, but pretty much every time he has his nappy off he poos. Told DH he needs to get up so I can change the sheet. He said it's alright, put a muslin on it and go back to sleep shock Men, if it had been on his side there would be more protest I am sure.

Empress, I do hope you get to take Sam home today, it is really weird being at home with a baby and being solely in charge, do try and check out the support groups in your area, it does keep you sane, speaking to other mums.

AmberLav Fri 24-May-13 07:34:58

Candy answering a question from the last thread, activity includes really anything, including nappy changes and baths. It is just to try to break the feed/sleep process, so they are not being fed to sleep.

Not a great baby whisperer fan (just made me frustrated) but I did try to follow this concept, as it really helped when sleep training happened later... Meant that we did the feed before bathrobe, once we had a routine. Not that we are at that stage yet with baby E!

Mama1980 Fri 24-May-13 09:12:08

Marking place, thanks for starting this faith smile

pebspop Fri 24-May-13 09:39:16

hi everyone.

that tear sounds painfull Kelly ouch. can you go to the gp. they might be able to refer you back to hospital if its really bad.

one of my neighbours is pg and I did feel a bit envious! I imagine I will try for number 2 sooner rather than later. does anyone know how long you should wait after c section? noone told me anything about that at hospital.

my baby is working out his own routine tbh I haven't got a clue how to train him any other way lol! he is usually awake from 8pm to 11 then wakes at 4 and 8. I can cope with this. he was waking at 1ish but has stopped that recently.

going to look at a nursery today. has everyone else already done this? my nct group seemed to have places booked already.hope I am not too late as I really want one specific nursery.

HadALittleFaithBaby Fri 24-May-13 09:49:50

pebs I think it's a year to prevent the stress on the scar. I've applied for nursery because I'm only having 6 months off and need a specific nursery at work (hospital) because they do early opening.

My child has been awake since 5am! Expressed a bit so handed her over to DH and slept a bit but I'm knackered!

Trishstar Fri 24-May-13 10:39:42

Pebs I was told wait til he's one to start trying xx

Nursery! I haven't even thought about it!!! Is it too late already?

My mum will be doing 2 days childcare for me and the other one could be one of hubby's sisters (her youngest starts school in September).

Mama1980 Fri 24-May-13 11:34:26

Pebs they advise waiting a year after a c section.
A friend of mine is pregnant and it's a weird feeling for me knowing I will never have another baby. Very surreal but not in a distressing way just kind of abstract.
I don't use a nursery (work/study from home ds1 is home ed) but I know around here people look around within a babies first year and go on the waiting list.
Really hoping empress you can take sam home today x

enjay0811 Fri 24-May-13 11:39:57

Routine - I am feeding on demand but F has settled herself into a routine really, feeding at 8am,11,2,5,8,1,4am. The times alter by about an hour or so somedays and she gets a bit restless in the evenings but generally is predictable so I can tell when she's tired/hungry. She likes to suck/feed herself to sleep sometimes though so dh always gives her back to me stating she needs feeding! My back is taking the strain! hmm

empress so good to hear from you and fantastic news that Sam is doing well. Hope you get to come home today

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