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Feb/March 2023 Birth Club

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TeddyBeans · 08/03/2023 17:54

Hello my lovelies! I thought I'd make a post birth thread so we can continue our chats now that our little ones are earthside. Feel free to tap out!

20/1 - botleybump ๐Ÿ’“ (due 23/2)
10/2 - Amy1303 ๐Ÿ’™ (due 27/3)
12/2 - Babynum2 ๐Ÿ’™ (due 5/3)
12/2 - Cams50 ๐Ÿ’™ (due 2/3)
13/2 - LizziBee ๐Ÿ’™
14/2 - BabyNumber3OnTheWay ๐Ÿ’™ (due 28/2)
18/2 - Ubbee ๐Ÿ’™ (due 27/2)
19/2 - beatingheartbaby ๐Ÿ’“ (due 14/3)
21/2 - suchardchoccy ๐Ÿ’“ (due date baby!)
22/2 - muminlndn ๐Ÿ’“
24/2 - saltandpepperr ๐Ÿ’™ (due 6/3)
24/2 - mrs2022 ๐Ÿ’™ (due 24/3)
25/2 - JTB123 ๐Ÿ’“ (due 1/3)
25/2 - Splashh ๐Ÿ’“ (due 8/3)
26/2 - GreenIsle ๐Ÿ’“ (due 7/3)
26/2 - LaForza101 ๐Ÿ’™ (due 3/3)
27/2 - EastyBaby19 ๐Ÿ’™ (due 4/3)
27/2 - Katdemar ๐Ÿ’™ (due 4/3)
28/2 - TeddyBeans ๐Ÿ’“ (due 26/2)
1/3 - Franklin123 ๐Ÿ’“ (due 13/3)
2/3 - Thirdtimesacharm3 ๐Ÿ’™ (due 6/3)
2/3 - allthingssparkly ๐Ÿ’™ (due 6/3)
3/3 - Blondewave ๐Ÿ’™
3/3 - June628 ๐Ÿ’“ (due 8/3)
3/3 - Noodle20 ๐Ÿ’“ (due 7/3)
6/3 - Shep21 ๐Ÿ’“ (due 18/3)
7/3 - MoronikaFaceache ๐Ÿ’“ (due 1/3)
7/3 - Room4onemore ๐Ÿ’“ (due 17/3)

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BabyTalbot1 · 11/05/2023 20:08

I had the implant removed after a year due to bleeding, but my sisters have found them great! I had the copper coil fitted instead and never regretted it.

I can't believe my DD is 7 weeks this weekend. Time has flown by, I already want it to slow down ๐Ÿฅฐ

TeddyBeans · 11/05/2023 22:01

I'm having an implant fitted on the 23rd. It'll be my 4th one. My first two were perfect, no periods at all. Then I had DS and went back on the implant after he was born. About a year in I started getting really long, really close together periods which could only be stopped with the pill. I then had it taken out because exDP and I were going to try for baby number 2. When he left I didn't bother getting a new one, met DP, had bubs and now hoping that the next implant is as good as the first two were ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

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Shep21 · 14/05/2023 22:29

Anyone else sometimes just feeling like theyโ€™re not good enough? Weโ€™re only 10 weeks in, but sometimes when sheโ€™s screaming and I canโ€™t soothe her I just feel overwhelmed (I get this is normal). The bit that gets to me is when her Dad takes her to give me a breather, she sometimes settles super quick. I keep joking that Iโ€™ve done all the hard work and heโ€™s reaping the rewards, but sometimes I just feel like telling him to take paternity leave and Iโ€™ll go back to work๐Ÿ˜ด Sheโ€™s my absolute world, but Iโ€™m starting to feel anxious when heโ€™s not there or he passes her to me. Just hate feeling this way, so just felt the need for a rant I guess!๐Ÿ™ˆ

ChristmasJumpers · 14/05/2023 22:44

@Shep21 I honestly think babies just need a change of scenery sometimes, I'm sure DD gets bored of me during the week while DH is at work. She is always much happier when he gets home for snuggles. But then on weekends we pass her back and forth and she will eventually settle with one of us.

I am finding that my tolerance for crying is very low. I get annoyed very quickly (not with DD - I know it's what babies do! Just with the situation and not knowing how to soothe her). DH seems to stay calm no matter what and can just continue to babble at her merrily while she cries

AllBiscuitsFan · 14/05/2023 23:53

Parents to 7 week olds (or around that age)....
What is your child's current sleep pattern in the day? Are they bottled or breastfed and when?
My DD is going through a change in her routine and now has a witching hour where she just cries in the evening. I know each child is different, just interested in people's experiences.

Shep21 · 15/05/2023 03:58

@ChristmasJumpers He works from home so thereโ€™s a lot of back & forth in our house! Just hate the feeling of dread for the crying!

And yeah, what is it about men that they can chill out through the tears?! He told me that most of the time it doesnโ€™t bother him. However, if she cries proper tears now he hates that. So I guess Iโ€™m not alone with being stressed by it๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™ˆ

@AllBiscuitsFan Weโ€™re 10 weeks but have had a witching hour (evening) for a few weeks now. Generally has a bottle every 90 mins - 3 hours (depends on if sheโ€™s having a nap, or 5 min shut eye!). Then from about 6pm she becomes a lot more unsettled and cries a lot more. You may have this for a few weeks, but youโ€™ll figure out what baby is after and the best way to cope after a few days.

ChristmasJumpers · 15/05/2023 04:07

@AllBiscuitsFan DD is 8 weeks and has whittled down to 6 bottles over the last few days. Every 3-4 hours in the day and then a 6 hour stretch at night. We're not on set times each day yet, but the 6 hour sleep is always after a bottle between 9-11pm

Blocklynn · 15/05/2023 07:30

@Shep21 yes I feel exactly the same. Iโ€™ve not worked out how to make it better yet but I just keep going. Little Miss is 10 weeks old today. Something I saw said around now is the worse time for crying so hopefully it will improve for us soon ๐Ÿคž

AllBiscuitsFan · 15/05/2023 08:27

My daughter is breastfed every 2 hours, day and night. She will occasionally push it to 3 hours. We are up and out of bed at 8 am, and if we are at home she will be awake for 3 hours. She will be in and out of sleep until 4ish when she will be awake for 2 hours. She will have a 2 hour sleep and then 8pm - 9pm tends to be the witching hour. She will be awake from 9pm until we go to bed at 10pm. This hour we are very calm and don't play with her etc.
Is 7 weeks too early to start implementing parts of a routine?

TeddyBeans · 15/05/2023 09:20

Izzy's 11 weeks tomorrow and we're still getting up after 4ish hours during the night for a feed. Sometimes she'll stretch to 5 maybe 6 hours but it's few and far between. I'm a strong believer of babies letting you know what they need when they need it and wouldn't try to put a routine on her until she's practically doing it herself but different things work for different people and you won't know if she'll accept a routine until you try it

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Perexi · 15/05/2023 10:02

Archie is 9 weeks today although he was doing the same sleeps at 7 weeks. He is still very firmly waking up every three to four hours for food overnight. On the whole he has food at 7.30-9 then again 11-1ish then again between 3-4. We don't go to bed until the 11ish feed so it's only two wake ups overnight and he goes straight back to sleep after food. We aren't planning on trying to get him into a routine or changing it anytime soon he's settled into this himself and it's fine really, he's so little we're ok with it (this is absolutely subject to change ๐Ÿ˜‚)

GreenIsle · 15/05/2023 10:20

My little one is 11 weeks old, just wondering if anyone has had any spotting at all I mean like really small amount outside of period, this is my 3rd and wondering if it's normal.

Babynum2 · 15/05/2023 10:51

Baby Arnie has had a long couple weeks being poorly. We was in hospital he had a bacterial meningitis exactly the same as my last baby at 5weeks. He's home and on the mend now.

I had my implant fitted as the waiting list for sterilisation is a good 9 months long but I'm still petrified to DTD incase I get pregnant (I'm the one who got pregnant on copper coil).

Coffeeandbourbons · 15/05/2023 11:16

DS is 8 weeks and feeds at 11pm, 3am, 5am, 8am. The 4 hours I get between 11 and 3, and then napping until morning, means Iโ€™m not too tired (although an unbroken night would be HEAVEN!) although daytime feeds are all over the place and we have no routine there. I think he may have tongue tie as heโ€™s a very sloppy eater and swallows lots of air so Iโ€™ve just left a message asking if a midwife can check him. The HV weighed him last week and heโ€™s gained 6lb since birth and looks enormous - my last was tiny and is still very slight so he feels like a 6 month old to me!

TeddyBeans · 15/05/2023 13:34

@Babynum2 glad to hear Arnie's on the mend! I'm sure the FB group would like an update if you haven't already โค๏ธ

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Newmumma516789 · 15/05/2023 19:28

@Shep21 I remember feeling like this with my first he was a reflux baby and was very unsettled in the early weeks. I remember someone told me that a baby crying is a lot quieter outside so when overwhelmed and alone to go out for a walk. Hopefully now the weathers nicer that may help. I remember fondly constantly being out walking, he would settle much quicker that way too.

@AllBiscuitsFan We are 9 weeks here no routine, nights we are still up 3-4 hours for a feed too.

@Babynum2 hope you are doing ok too!

Shep21 · 15/05/2023 23:00

@Newmumma516789 Sheโ€™s hating the pram at the moment, so any walks are in the carrier - the carrier is our go to if sheโ€™s screaming so much as she calms after 5 mins and falls asleep a lot of the time! Hereโ€™s to hoping sheโ€™ll be big enough to move up to her seat on the pram asap๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคž๐ŸปItโ€™s just super nice to know Iโ€™m not alone with feeling overwhelmed some days!

BabyTalbot1 · 19/05/2023 16:17

Just a heads up...scarlet fever is doing its rounds. DD was diagnosed today. Not had her jabs yet ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

TeddyBeans · 20/05/2023 08:07

@BabyTalbot1 hope she recovers quickly โค๏ธ

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