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post #21 of 67
On Thursday at 3 weeks and 3 days Lucius weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs. 9 oz. He was 8 lbs. even at birth. Go boobs!

Today (Monday) was his 1 month birthday. Already. Sniff. It goes so fast.
post #22 of 67
I will try and get some powdered goldenseal. I have seen the liquid but not the powder.
Anyone know when the boobs stop leaking? I can't remember but I am getting a little tired of soaking through shirts, soaking the bed, soaking the couch because I am leaning and didn't notice I was leaking. I can't use disposable nursing pads and the wool and cotton ones I have can't withstand my forceful letdown.
How long do your newborns stay awake for? Dd can manage 2 hrs before being cranky.
post #23 of 67
At birth my midwife put a bit of cayenne on the cord to stop the bleeding. We just kept it dry and did nothing else. It fell of at 7 days pp and we haven't had any problems with it.

Wren can stay awake about one to one and a half hours before she needs to sleep again.
post #24 of 67
Wouldn't the cayenne potentially burn? No clue, but seems like it would. I'd go with breastmilk or goldenseal before that. But that's just me.

Well, it's official. I'm back on the elimination diet. Dang. I was really hoping not to have to do this for this baby, but her reaction to my milk is even worse than Winnie's was, since there is massive spitting up involved now too.

So today was the first day of the food journal and no gluten/dairy/soy. I'm really really hoping it's not also related to caffeine, as I'm so totally loving being able to have my coffee again.

And I can do the no dairy thing (though it's tough to give up yogurt), and the no soy thing (since I'm eating meat still) but the no gluten thing? Really, really, really tough. I loves me some bread. I'm hoping spelt is okay.
post #25 of 67
Ugh, my son was GF/CF for a few months. It is a PITA. But, there are some decent packaged foods that cater to that diet, so you will be able to find carbs. It is just harder. And the breads denser.
post #26 of 67
Anyone else waking up with nightsweats? The first time I wake up to feed Baby Greavette (he starts out in the bassinet beside me) I'm soaked- from my ankles up. Then I'm cold, but I don't sweat anymore once he's in bed with me.

I also discovered a rash all over my torso. I thought it was just a rash from the baby's fingernails scratching me but it's all over my stomach and back too. Maybe from the sweating?

We've been using cloth since the meconium was through, and I love it. Starting with such a young baby is so sweet. I started a few weeks later with the other two. I use prefolds too, and I do find they get wet, but I feel like that just means I need to change him more. I think it's gross to think how long I could leave him in a disposable before he 'feels' wet. I only have 18 (other diapers are bigger) so I have to wash fairly often, and I use disposables at night though.

Still no name! We just can't decide. He's 12 days old. We don't love love anything, and we just keep avoiding it. I think we'll just have to pick and have it grow on us.
post #27 of 67
Thread Starter 
WHo else is waiting? anyone? Just want to make sure any prgrnat mamas feel supported here through the last few births!
post #28 of 67
It's odd to me but I'm doing the hot/cold thing at night too and my daughter is almost 3 weeks. I have a jersey knit sheet, a fleece blanket and a thin blanket on top of that. I get hot so I throw the second blanket off then I get cold so I pull it back on. Now I am by nature hot blooded and like things cooler than most people but I don't usually do this. On top of waking up for at least an hour each night to care for Wren, it is really messing with my sleep.
post #29 of 67
I FINALLY got some sleep last night! YAY for probiotics!!! Yay for sleep! :
post #30 of 67
Well, Owyn is doing wonderful. We got home from the hospital yesterday morning. Our stay there was good and bad.. I'm working on her birth story, I almost had it all written up last night and my husband hit the keyboard and closed my page. Oh well.

Her first day was a little worrisome. Her hemoglobin was really high, so they did lab work on her 3 different times. We had the choice finally to give her some IV fluids in the nursery or supplement a little formula to try and get some fluids to thin out her blood. So, we tube fed a little formula in the morning and a couple of wet diapers later, her numbers were back down.

Our first day home was very restful. No visitors until later in the day, so I got to nap and shower. Owyn slept all day except for feedings, and my milk started coming in last night so she seems very happy about that. I actually got almost 8 hours of sleep last night! She slept 3 hours between feedings all night long.

She nurses wonderfully. We discovered the football hold by the end of day one and that is definitely our position of choice. She latches on immediately and doesn't lose it.

We tried out the Moby this morning. I need to work on it. It was a little too lose, then a little too tight. I finally got her in it pretty well, and she wasn't sure about it. We'll keep trying and hopefully find a position she likes. Honestly, though, she really likes to be down. She fusses more when she's being held and thinks she needs to eat everytime she's in someone's arms. We broke out the swing (which I wasn't sure if I wanted to use it), and she loves it. I'm a little sad about that, I want to hold her and snuggle, but she'd rather be laying on the floor or in her swing unless she's eating. Oh well, I get to snuggle with her in bed all night long, so that helps...
post #31 of 67
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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
Anyone else waking up with nightsweats? The first time I wake up to feed Baby Greavette (he starts out in the bassinet beside me) I'm soaked- from my ankles up. Then I'm cold, but I don't sweat anymore once he's in bed with me.

I also discovered a rash all over my torso. I thought it was just a rash from the baby's fingernails scratching me but it's all over my stomach and back too. Maybe from the sweating?

We've been using cloth since the meconium was through, and I love it. Starting with such a young baby is so sweet. I started a few weeks later with the other two. I use prefolds too, and I do find they get wet, but I feel like that just means I need to change him more. I think it's gross to think how long I could leave him in a disposable before he 'feels' wet. I only have 18 (other diapers are bigger) so I have to wash fairly often, and I use disposables at night though.

Still no name! We just can't decide. He's 12 days old. We don't love love anything, and we just keep avoiding it. I think we'll just have to pick and have it grow on us.

Just make sure you check what every name means so you don't end up picking one that means something terrible. Like we did : I can't believe we didn't look it up. We looked up the middle name, but the first name, nooooo.

I'm still working on my birth story, been too busy to write it out, it's going to be very long.
post #32 of 67
We finally got a picture of Royce smiling - so of course I had to share He's looking up at his daddy who was making him smile

Here he is!
post #33 of 67
I am sooooooooo tired!
post #34 of 67
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Originally Posted by Gillian28 View Post
We finally got a picture of Royce smiling - so of course I had to share He's looking up at his daddy who was making him smile

Here he is!
Those dimples are beyond adorable!
post #35 of 67
Fiona is 4 and a half weeks already! I think she's about 8 pounds now (was 6 pounds 6 ounces at birth) and doing well. Every evening for the last week she has a fussy period. She doesn't want to nurse, has a dry diaper and is just cranky. We swaddle her and DH paces around the house for about 15 minutes to settle her down. I feel like she just has to get it out of her system and then she can settle back into her calm self.

DH is back at work full time but we are doing pretty well on our own. We are starting to develop somewhat of a routine. I'm totally in love with this girl and love being a mom.

We are using cloth diapers and I LOVE it. I'm a little obsessed with it and am getting ready to order some more now that she is growing out of her NB size. Yeah! New diapers!
post #36 of 67
Hi everyone. Love reading all about your babies - I'm still waiting, but it is fun to see what I have to look forward to. I love all the pictures and birth stories especially. It is so nice to read about such a wide range of experiences - I hope it will make any bumps in the road less surprising.

Take care! E
post #37 of 67
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Originally Posted by Gillian28 View Post
We finally got a picture of Royce smiling - so of course I had to share He's looking up at his daddy who was making him smile

Here he is!
So adorable!!!

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I'd forgotten about those sweet little murmurs when they nurse. I'm so in love with my little baby.

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Queen, I'm sweating at night too, but am assuming it's part of the hormone/fluid loss thing. It happened last time PP too.

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ejg123, I'm so sorry you're still waiting. Hope your babe comes soon!
post #38 of 67
I so wish I could use cloth diapers that aren't prefolds. I would love to use the bum genius...they looks so soft and easy. We'll be moving within the year to someplace with our own washer and dryer...hopefully it won't be too late to switch then. But for now I might just abandon the cloth idea and use Tushies..they're disposable but made of all natural cotton with no chemicals. I don't think I can manage a diaper liner that i have to wash by hand if it had poop on it...not after seeing Makenna's outfit after her blow out yesterday. I tried to wash that by hand and it just made a mess.

I'm dealing with plugged ducts this week. First had one on the left side, now one on the right. This one is much worse. I got the shakes/teeth chattering the other night and had a low fever last night. I'm afraid it'll go into mastitis...but I don't think my temp was high enough for it to be that and my temp is back to normal this morning. Hopefully it is clearing up! Massaging a tender boob isn't exactly fun. Thankfully DH has been great about getting up with makenna at night so I could get some rest and heal.
post #39 of 67
Cindy: I bet it won't be too late to switch to cloth when you move. I don't think it's a good idea to keep doing something you don't like just because you feel you should. PP is hard enough and adjusting to life with a new baby has so many other challenges. I love using the cloth but I have a washer and drier and can choose different options in diapers. Stick with what you are comfortable with and don't worry.

I hope the plugged ducts clear up soon. Doesn't sound fun at all. I'm glad your DH can help you out at night.
post #40 of 67
Hi everybody! I don't get too much computer time these days so I'm glad to have a chance to check in with you all. It sounds like you all are doing great, with a smattering of the usual kinds of problems, and I'm glad to hear it.

I am living a life of luxury, with DS still in daycare until 4, for the next few weeks. Miri is a delight and a joy. She even lets me put her down sometimes. My biggest responsibility is thank-you notes. We had a terrific baby-naming party that went really well.

I seriously want another, more than ever, though we've agreed to stop at two. Not sure what I'll do about it, if anything.

Got to go get DS now. Glad to touch base with you ladies!
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