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

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Dreamingof3 · 20/03/2023 11:48

Finally graduated ❀️

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TeddyBeans · 20/03/2023 20:31

@Dreamingof3 congratulations πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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TeddyBeans · 20/03/2023 20:47

Just got into my first post birth bath and oh my god it's glorious! Can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks since I last had one 😱 seems like a crazy long time when I literally had a bath every day for 9 months

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GreenIsle · 20/03/2023 20:52

Congratulations @Dreamingof3 how are you feeling 😊

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GreenIsle · 20/03/2023 20:53

@TeddyBeans I miss baths so much. They are a luxury now I've 3 children and have only had one or two in past 3 weeks. Hope you enjoyed it.

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beatingheartbaby · 20/03/2023 21:24

Talking of baths lol I had a c section, does anyone know when it's ok to have a bath? I am assuming after 6 weeks as 6 weeks seems to be the answer for everything πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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TeddyBeans · 20/03/2023 22:15

@beatingheartbaby not sure, I've never had a section but Google results vary from 2-3 weeks up to 6 weeks. Maybe have a look to see if you can ask a midwife online? I did a virtual chat with one when I wasn't sure if I should bother my own midwife with what felt like a silly question

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Dreamingof3 · 20/03/2023 23:12

@beatingheartbaby I think I was told to wait the six weeks but I definitely did it before last time πŸ˜‚ I'd just make sure your incision is healing well and don't use anything heavily perfumed if anything at all

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beatingheartbaby · 21/03/2023 04:10

@TeddyBeans ah that's a good idea, didn't know virtual midwifw was even a thing!

@Dreamingof3 yeah I am healing ok and pat the 4 week mark now so would probably be ok I'm just paranoid.

Couldn't really enjoy baths when I was pregnant as would end up stuck in the tub πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so looking forward to actually being able to get in and out of one on my own

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Perexi · 21/03/2023 06:49

beatingheartbaby · 20/03/2023 21:24

Talking of baths lol I had a c section, does anyone know when it's ok to have a bath? I am assuming after 6 weeks as 6 weeks seems to be the answer for everything πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I was told 2 weeks

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TeddyBeans · 21/03/2023 09:17

@beatingheartbaby I amazed myself with how easily I could get in and out of the bath yesterday πŸ˜‚ it's the little things we definitely take for granted isn't it?

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Shep21 · 21/03/2023 09:18

First day today for me being a solo parent after pat leave has ended! Not sure how I feel; not overly nervous as I have no expectations of what I’ll get done, or won’t get done! But very much thinking it’ll drag!

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TeddyBeans · 21/03/2023 09:20

Well my airbed has died a death, I don't know why as there's no obvious hole, so I got to spend last night in bed with DP πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ nothing beats your own bed! Little miss slept beautifully in her cot. She woke up for feeds at 1.50 and 5am - the latter was a 30ml top up so hoping she'll drop that one soon 🀞

How's everyone else getting on with sleep?

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TeddyBeans · 21/03/2023 09:25

@Shep21 enjoy! I find it incredibly peaceful going solo, bubs sleeps so much that I can practically do what I want 😁

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Perexi · 21/03/2023 12:57

TeddyBeans · 21/03/2023 09:20

Well my airbed has died a death, I don't know why as there's no obvious hole, so I got to spend last night in bed with DP πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ nothing beats your own bed! Little miss slept beautifully in her cot. She woke up for feeds at 1.50 and 5am - the latter was a 30ml top up so hoping she'll drop that one soon 🀞

How's everyone else getting on with sleep?

Ah shame it died but bed sounds much nicer to be in your own bed! Feeding/sleepwise that sounds awesome!

We're still trying to get him to sleep in the next to me crib but he's just not a fan! On us or the sleepyhead is his thing, although after us tag teaming holding him all night he slept in his crib 8am to 10.45 and I feel amazing for a bit of unblocker sleep!

I'm still trying to establish milk supply - c-section and losing a litre of blood seems to have really hampered it so were formula feeding on the main and expressing 6-8 times a Day but only getting enough for one feed atm πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ really hoping this improves so we can do a bit more but trying to not put too much pressure on myself.

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Blocklynn · 21/03/2023 13:34

@TeddyBeans not so great on the sleep front.
She is quite unsettled at night, I think she might be struggling to poop and getting tummy ache 😣
As I have been struggling DH has been sleeping for a few hours in the evening, then doing night shift downstairs with Evie and then me getting up and him going back to bed about 5-6am.
We can’t carry on like that forever though so not sure what else we can try.

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Perexi · 21/03/2023 13:49

Shep21 · 21/03/2023 09:18

First day today for me being a solo parent after pat leave has ended! Not sure how I feel; not overly nervous as I have no expectations of what I’ll get done, or won’t get done! But very much thinking it’ll drag!

Oooo good luck, hope it goes well! Good to not put any pressure on yourself.

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Dreamingof3 · 21/03/2023 15:31

We're home 🏠 just waiting for big sisters to get in from school ❀️

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Amy1303 · 22/03/2023 02:06

So lovely to see all these beautiful babies being born!

Baby boy is exclusively BF has been feeding every 3-4 hours until this evening where he wants to feed every hour, is this normal? I'm exhausted

Xx

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Dreamingof3 · 22/03/2023 02:38

So our first night home! I'd not slept at all since going in Monday morning, so I went up to bed at 7pm and swapped with my partner at 2am! The sleep was lovely but that's definitely too long without painkillers and I'm now trying to catch up πŸ˜”

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Shep21 · 22/03/2023 04:14

First day alone with little miss went fine! She happily goes down if she’s asleep and fed so managed to have some time to get washing done! It’s great not to pressure yourself and loads of family keep saying they can come and help. However it feels great keeping on top of everything myself. Obviously if she stops letting me then it’ll have to change! But for now I’m enjoying her being so chilled out!

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Dreamingof3 · 22/03/2023 05:07

Shep21 · 22/03/2023 04:14

First day alone with little miss went fine! She happily goes down if she’s asleep and fed so managed to have some time to get washing done! It’s great not to pressure yourself and loads of family keep saying they can come and help. However it feels great keeping on top of everything myself. Obviously if she stops letting me then it’ll have to change! But for now I’m enjoying her being so chilled out!

Sounds like you smashed it πŸŽ‰

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TeddyBeans · 22/03/2023 07:29

Amy1303 · 22/03/2023 02:06

So lovely to see all these beautiful babies being born!

Baby boy is exclusively BF has been feeding every 3-4 hours until this evening where he wants to feed every hour, is this normal? I'm exhausted

Xx

Sounds like cluster feeding, he's probably having a growth spurt!

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TeddyBeans · 22/03/2023 07:30

@Shep21 sounds like an amazing day, long may it continue this way for you 😊

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Perexi · 22/03/2023 08:47

Little man slept in his cot from 3am to 7:15am I feel like I've had 10 hours unbroken sleep 🀣

Also spoke to the NCT feeding line about how to transition to more breast feeding than bottle and increase supply so feel good to have a bit of an action plan.

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