Is there a September 2013 group yet?

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Gingerandlemon Sun 15-Sep-13 19:41:25

Just that really! I gave birth two weeks ago on 1st September and am so ready to start asking everyone if they're going through the same stuff as me!!

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HDino Mon 16-Sep-13 07:25:55

I'm also trying to find the same. Welcomed our little baby girl almost 2 weeks ago. Can't believe how quick the time is going. How you getting on Gingerandlemon?

Peabody25 Mon 16-Sep-13 08:10:25

Not seen one but would love to be part of one! Had our little boy on Thursday!

Gingerandlemon Mon 16-Sep-13 16:17:22

Let's start one, Peabody! How are you getting on?

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Gingerandlemon Mon 16-Sep-13 16:20:16

Oh sorry hdino I didn't see your post. We have a lovely group of three!

How are you both doing? I'm ok but had an emcs and struggling with the recovery. Our little girl is amazing though so I'm not holding a grudge smile

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Wincher Mon 16-Sep-13 16:23:11

We're all still over on the antenatal group for now, it feels bad to leave those still waiting! Can't link right now as am feeding, but come and find us there and maybe get people to come over here!

Wincher Mon 16-Sep-13 16:26:49

Here we are

Gingerandlemon Mon 16-Sep-13 22:59:08

Thanks Wincher!
I'd lurked a bit around the August antenatal club because we were due on the 26th but our little peanut had other ideas and decided she would wait until 5 past midnight on the 1st to be a September baby and the very oldest in her year! I'll either start hanging around the September club if I have chance or else chat with the other couple of ladies here for now and encourage people over later! Either way I look forward to getting to know you all a bit and hear all about your babies smile

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HDino Tue 17-Sep-13 15:36:10

Hi ginger. Our little girl is an angel and we are loving parenthood. Still trying to get to grips with breast feeding. Didn't think it would be this complicated hmm.

Gingerandlemon Tue 17-Sep-13 18:46:31

I know it's a minefield, huh? And surprisingly painful although I'm not sure why because we've had our latch checked plenty of times. Our little one has a bit of a tongue tie though which is getting fixed Thursday so hopefully that'll help.

What have you called your girlie? Was your labour ok?

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Peabody25 Wed 18-Sep-13 07:01:22

Sorry, didn't get chance to reply yesterday! Our little guys doing brilliantly! Can't believe you can love one little person so much! Hes Feeding really well just need to get the hang of the Moses basket for sleepy time! Slowly building up time spent in there and alternating with time spent on mummy or daddy. Everyone else doing okay? Those if you who's partners have or will be going back to work soon after pat leave, what are your plans for who'll do what? We thought maybe split shifts and me going to bed a lot earlier.

Gingerandlemon Thu 19-Sep-13 05:27:58

My husband went back to work Tuesday and I've been doing most of the night shifts since I'm breastfeeding and he really needs to be alert for his work. He gets up to help if I need him to for whatever reason but I generally feel a bit guilty asking! He tends to take her for an hour or so before bed and in the morning though and she's a pretty good sleeper so it's not too bad. Plus my mum has been coming over in the mornings so I get to catch up a bit then too. On days when he doesn't have work the next day he stays up later with her and gets up earlier.

I know what you mean, I completely smitten with my little one. I just smile at her all the time and have to struggle not to keep kissing her while she's sleeping or else I wake her up!!

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HDino Fri 20-Sep-13 06:27:33

Quick question Ginger who made the diagnosis of tongue tie? Our HV came round yesterday whilst I was breast feeding and noticed my daughter makes a clicking sound and suggested maybe its tongue tie. She didn't check her or anything. I'm thinking of going to the GP today to get him/her to check.

Got to say I'm a little peeved at the HV as I thought she would check


Gingerandlemon Fri 20-Sep-13 18:02:18

Yeah that's strange. Why mention it if she's not going to help you with it? Ours was made by the midwife when we were leaving hospital. They checked for various things when we were getting ready to go. They spotted it and then said to mention it to my community midwife when I got home. She was a bit disgruntled that they hasn't. Sorted it but made the referral and they saw us two weeks later.

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purplemurple1 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:09:59


Can I join you?

I should really be on the Aug thread as my boy came 8days early on the 31st Aug.

Peabody - OH goes back on Monday officially (although he has worked 10days during the last 3 weeks of holiday/parental leave), I do the midnight feed and he does the 5.30am feed 3/4 days a week when he is home/working from home I do the others and I'll do the 2am feed 6 nights a week. weirdly I'm finding this OK and I'm not esp. tired. Other house work and baby care is split 50/50 when we are both home and off work, otherwise I do most of it as I'm only working 1 day a week and he is FT. We both have an incentive to make to fair as we swap roles in a few months and I go back FT and he takes parental leave for a few months.

Is anyone else mixed feeding? Our boy lost 15% of his birth weight so we started mixed feeding 11 days ago, and we're struggling with how much to feed and understanding why does he comes of the breast dribbling out breast milk and then needs a bottle 2min later? I'm thinking of dropping the bf so we can be more confident he is getting enough food.
How are you finding it?

HDino Fri 20-Sep-13 22:12:57

Thanks ginger! Well went to GP earlier and she said there's nothing but to come back if there are further concerns.
Just feel like I'm constantly worrying at the moment - does help with PIL constantly passing comment!

Purple we've been mix feeding as well because of the same reasons. Some days she content with bf but some days needs a top up. I want to keep up with the bf as even a little bit of nutrients is good I suppose.
Maybe your baby's going through a growth spurt?

Kkklll Sun 22-Sep-13 21:52:05

Hi all been looking out for this group too! We were due 27th August but our little lady didnt make an appearance until 5th September, bit of a traumatic and long labour, finishing in theatre with attempted forceps delivery-failed so emergency c section. My husband went back to work last week. He does the midnight ish feed and I go to bed at 10ish then do the night feeds. Nice to have some people to chat to as I am more or less house bound and can't drive for 6 weeks! The whole c section knocked me for six especially as I had never been in hospital before.

FreckleyGirlAbroad Thu 26-Sep-13 08:42:08

Can I jump on too?? (Or really carefully clamber on as all a bit sore still). Our ds joined us exactly a week ago today but stated in neo natal unit for first 5 days. Now finally home and we're all still fumbling in the dark, especially re the feeding..... He seems to be on the boob 24 hrs a day and we're trying to wean him off the bottle which he had every 3 hrs in the hospital.

HDino Thu 26-Sep-13 08:56:22

Welcome kkklll and freckley. Glad to hear you're both well ( as can be) and so are you're little bubbas.

Freckley how's your little one? How's the feeding? Has your milk come in?

My DD is now 3 weeks and still feeding on demand - i.e every 1.5/2 hours. I always worry whether she's getting enough. Can't say I've got the best supply of milk

FreckleyGirlAbroad Thu 26-Sep-13 09:22:50

Hdino, thanks for asking! He's just fine and gorgeous and feeding really well. The only thing I'm struggling with is that I don't think at night he takes enough to give him a good period of uninterrupted sleep so we end up giving him a top up with formula as he is used to that from the hospital. I want to start expressing so I can give him a decent amount at bed time to help him go down. It reassures me to know your dd's on demand is every 1.5-2 hours like here!!!!

Frenchgin Thu 26-Sep-13 09:46:20

Hi all my ds arrived on 2nd September 2 weeks late! He's utterly gorgeous but driving me to distraction with his sudden unwillingness to sleep at night. He too likes to feed every 1.5-2 hours and I'm not convinced he gets enough each time. Bf is definitely one of the hardest things ever!

Kkklll I can empathise I ended up with emergency c section too totally wasn't expecting to not be able to drive for 6 weeks so restricting - although tbh getting out the house can be a mission anyway!!!

Hope everyone's doing well.

Mooster1709 Fri 27-Sep-13 13:34:34

Hi all, hope it's ok to join you from the September antenatal thread. Dd is 4 weeks now and the sleep deprivation is still killing me! She's also really really sicky -after every feed - which makes feeding in public a bit of a nightmare...

PurplePoppySeed Sat 28-Sep-13 14:12:05

Hi everyone, another member of the sept antenatal thread popping in to say hi! DD born 18th born at home in a birthing pool and so far I've not ventured more than a short walk away from home! First trip out this afternoon!

Anyway, just wanted to say hi, will be frequenting the other thread until all babies appear than straight back here xx

fl0b0t Sat 28-Sep-13 18:02:03

Hi all! Another from the Sept 2013 Antenatal thread here!

Baby Robin is 3 weeks old on monday and awesome (if we ignore the intimittent colic!). Been out and about a few times but then had a relatively unstressful birth (until third stage) and no stitches, plus managed to keep walking and cycling (cycled up to 38+2 and baby born at 38+6, would have continued cycling up to 38+6 but had no reason to!!). Husband went back to work on Thursday and we're coping ok so far.

Spent the day watching the cycling on telly and putting together baby's Keepsake book that a friend made for him- so we walked into town to print some pictures and been sticking them into the book. smile

Also have a blog here: if anyone wants to read my ramblings!

SGJ Sat 28-Sep-13 20:35:38

Crashing from the ante-natal thread too! DD2, aka Erin, will be 4 weeks on Monday and is lovely! She's a very placid and undemanding baby (so far!) which I feel I somewhat deserve when taking drama queen DD1 in to consideration! But overall all is going well and I'm loving life with 2 daughters.

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