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post #21 of 170
Canboo - Anna vomited quite a bit up until this past week, 2-5 times a day. I can't remember now if she stopped before or after the chiro visit... Anyway, hope the chiro helps cause I totally understand the smell getting to you

mamarana and lotusblossom

BFing - today is the first day I don't remember feeling any let down pains.... I hope I'm not beginning to dry out already..... I usually get let down just before she wakes to eat and then occasionally while she's nursing. Today she nursed almost all day long....

CDing - lighthearted - don't feel bad, you should be able to resell them.

Work - I'm seriously considering not going back. I know this job is ending, we thought we'd be sacked by the end of May but they are having trouble with their computer systems meshing and they've decided to shaft us some more before cutting us off. It looks like this job won't exsist by November, so why bother going back for a couple of months, especially since they are expecting more work for less pay. I dunno..... still trying to decide what to do.....
post #22 of 170
Addie turned 1 month yesterday. It is going too fast.

We just got back from the cottage. Baby's first vacation. :
post #23 of 170
Thread Starter 
I think tomorrow I'm going to try squeezing Laine in for a chiro visit. Its hard going anywhere like that with just me and the kids but I will suck it up and do it. She woke up around 4am screaming bloody murder, this was after I had already been up several times with DS who has been teething. She finally went back to sleep after I did some skin to skin with her but by that point I already had to get up for the day since we had somewhere we had to be. She also had a really long and difficult crying spell tonight. I'm pretty sure she has reflux so I will have to get a homeopathic treatment for it, that is the most likely culprit is my guess. I can physically see and hear her regurgitate and swallow and then she's in obvious pain
post #24 of 170
Darcy is 6 1/2 wks old now. I can't believe how fast it's gone.I haven't really been able to participate in the PP threads much until now, since DS has needed lots of extra attention while he's getting used to not being the only LO in the house.

So, Darcy is pretty much delightful. She loves cuddles, breastfeeding and being passed around to people in my lovely 'tribe' for more cuddles. She loves to sleep upright on my chest, making cute little snuffly sighs *sigh* She doesn't much like the bouncer, but likes being on a rug on the floor watching her brother play, and falls asleep within minutes of going into the sling. She has showers with her daddy

I'm not going back to work at this stage, which I have mixed feelings about. I've been a SAHM since DS was born over 2 yrs ago, and I really miss being part of a team environment and having non-parenting intellectual stimulation, but I couldn't imagine leaving my babies without a lot of tears and heartache.

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I'm pretty sure she has reflux so I will have to get a homeopathic treatment for it, that is the most likely culprit is my guess. I can physically see and hear her regurgitate and swallow and then she's in obvious pain
I'm pretty sure DD has reflux too. DS had it quite badly until he was over 12 months old, and DD starting showing all the signs. I've had really good success with cutting dairy out of my diet for the last week, as hard as that is - I love my chocolate
post #25 of 170
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I can physically see and hear her regurgitate and swallow and then she's in obvious pain
Poor Laine
post #26 of 170
Thread Starter 
I'm already dairy free so I know that isn't the culprit. We also don't eat soy products so it isn't that either. I'm pretty sure that DS had it also, and I have reflux as well so I'm thinking its a genetic thing? I don't know if that's possible at this stage in the game or not.
post #27 of 170
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BFing - today is the first day I don't remember feeling any let down pains.... I hope I'm not beginning to dry out already..... I usually get let down just before she wakes to eat and then occasionally while she's nursing. Today she nursed almost all day long....
I think I read that let down pains eventually go away but milk stays. I get let down pains right before she wakes up as well. She has nursed non stop for the past two days and my supply is definitely up. I was a leaking mess this morning after hours of not bfing in the night. That hasnt happened in a while. Also suddenly she is out of newborn sizes and able to wear 3-6 month! Its crazy how fast they grow.

Katie I hope the chiro helps. your night sounds awful!
Lotusblossom are you feeeling better today?
post #28 of 170
Maya Peace was three weeks old, two days ago. She has already gained almost a pound and a half since her birth! She loves being in arms - in fact I'm holding her while writing this.

On a different note, having two kids is hard!! DS is seven, and homeschooled, so he's always underfoot

I feel like I have NO time or energy for DP I miss him!

That's all for now - NAK
post #29 of 170
Katie - I hope the chiro helps. We went to the chiro again today and Anna has slept since we left, except when she's being fed that is. Hopefully when she wakes up she'll be in a better mood.

Anna verps too and swallows it again..... Her rash on her face is horrible..... I had to give up dairy w/ DD2 and for some reason I am being selfish and having a horrible time forcing myself to give it up this time. I've stopped eating the shredded cheese, but my pepper jack on my sandwhiches (which is basically the only thing I have enough time to shove in my face every day for lunch) is the only thing that makes it worth eating. I also don't have the energy to start making my own bread again yet. I'm also eating 5 andes mints a day..... Ugh! I need to suck it up and toss the dairy and quit being such a crappy mama. Maybe that's why she won't look at me :

Renee - with my last two let down pains stopped when I went back to work. I nursed less and pumped more, but aparently my body knows the difference and wouldn't buy it. They are back today, maybe I was just too busy to notice yesterday.
post #30 of 170
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I think I read that let down pains eventually go away but milk stays. I get let down pains right before she wakes up as well. She has nursed non stop for the past two days and my supply is definitely up. I was a leaking mess this morning after hours of not bfing in the night. That hasnt happened in a while. Also suddenly she is out of newborn sizes and able to wear 3-6 month! Its crazy how fast they grow.

Katie I hope the chiro helps. your night sounds awful!
Lotusblossom are you feeeling better today?
I had letdown pains too for the first several weeks but by last week, they were mostly gone. I can just feel a normal let down now and no real diminishing of my milk supply. Things are just a bit more regulated so she chokes less and I don't wake up with rock hard boobs after a few hours of sleep. It's nice. But the absence of those things definitely hasn't translated into a lower milk supply.
post #31 of 170
Mae--I hear you on the no energy for DP--and vice versa. Mine sleeps all morning long but has been awake from late afternoon until sometime between 10:30 and 1:30 lately--maybe brief napping but nothing extended. Even during the afternoon, she rarely naps for more than half an hour or so unless I'm holding her. And she typically spends most of her awake time somewhere between the verge of fussiness and screaming inconsolably at the top of her lungs. So the entire time DH is home and awake, one of us is typically paying full attention to the baby, one of us is typically asleep before she is. She's actually given us an hour or two of wakeful happiness/awareness some evenings lately, which has been delightful, but then she gets even more of our attention. (When she's crying inconsolably, we do try to soothe her, don't worry, but tend to try to tune her out and interact with each other/ read / whatever since she clearly doesn't want to actually interact with us.)


OE--don't be too hard on yourself. Are you sure the rash is dairy related and not just normal newborn acne? Does she act like she's in pain with her reflux or is it just spit up? Even if it is a dairy issue, I'm sure she's not avoiding looking at you because she resents the cheese in your diet. I have cut out dairy and chocolate for the past four days but I still have a cranky enough baby that I strongly suspect that it's not the issue. We'll give it a few more days before I try it again just to be sure there's been enough time to notice a difference. I waver between hoping it is the issue for the sake of our sanity and hoping it's not the issue for the sake of my eating, so I understand completely what you're feeling--I am very fond of my dairy and really don't want to give it up.

In other news ... I weighed myself yesterday and discovered that I'm almost down to my pre-pregnancy weight, though not to my ideal pre-pregnancy weight. I'm down 30 lbs, just under 4 weeks post partum. So I was delighted, but here's my question--why do none of my prepregnancy clothes fit????? Ok, so there's the change from 34B to 38DD--bye bye shirts. And my stomach definitely doesn't look anything like it did before baby, so anything that fits me around the waist is still out. But lower cut pants? You'd think I'd have some hope with those? One pair that was too large before I can now squeeze into, but things that actually fit before I can barely even pull up. I can't even fit into my wedding ring! I can squeeze on the engagement ring but then regret it--the wedding band is a half size smaller and there's no chance. Will I ever fit back into my clothes or has my body permanently changed?
post #32 of 170
I'm feeling a bit better today. My mom came over and made me some chicken soup. On the other hand my ds1 had the worst freakout in history. Nothing would calm him. He was a boy posessed. So for our safety we put him in the spare room and let him thrash around, which he did for a half hour and then passed out dead asleep for 2 hours. He woke up (with wet pants ) and a sweet disposition again.

Quate- Your body should go back to normal. I don't know how long it takes but everything has been loosened and redistributed during pregnancy. I can tell you that at 2 years post partum I was fitting into clothing I hadn't worn since highschool! So it is possible! (Not saying it'll take you that long though. Just saying that I went below pre-preg weight eventually)

I have to encourage you all with the fussy babies. We're at nearly 8 weeks here and he has gone from being very fussy to very mellow. I guess theres just a lot of adjusting going on in these first couple months. I hope that your babies will follow suit!!! I had thought all kind of things about reflux, food intolerances, etc...but it just worked itself out. I'm even back eating tomatoes, which I was convinced made him angry.

I still have random letdowns several times a day, but I have noticed a whole lot less leaking actually. I went from wearing disposable breastpads to just putting a baby washcloth in my bra to catch drips. I have also started pumping a bit to have a bottle ready for my mom to feed him. She loves that. I am going to leave Griffin with her for the first time this weekend while we paint our livingroom. It'll only be for an afternoon. I never left ds1 with anyone when he was a baby.
post #33 of 170
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In other news ... I weighed myself yesterday and discovered that I'm almost down to my pre-pregnancy weight, though not to my ideal pre-pregnancy weight. I'm down 30 lbs, just under 4 weeks post partum. So I was delighted, but here's my question--why do none of my prepregnancy clothes fit????? Ok, so there's the change from 34B to 38DD--bye bye shirts. And my stomach definitely doesn't look anything like it did before baby, so anything that fits me around the waist is still out. But lower cut pants? You'd think I'd have some hope with those? One pair that was too large before I can now squeeze into, but things that actually fit before I can barely even pull up. I can't even fit into my wedding ring! I can squeeze on the engagement ring but then regret it--the wedding band is a half size smaller and there's no chance. Will I ever fit back into my clothes or has my body permanently changed?
This is totally me. My wardrobe currently consists Of:
* 1 pair non-maternity stretch denim jeans that I wore all through pregnancy, stretched them permanently, and they now literally fall down as I'm walking.
* 1 long-sleeved maternity shirt that is simply enormous
* 1 long-sleeved shirt that usually functions as a pyjama top but has become going-out wear

Nothing else fits!! I've lost all my pregnancy weight, weigh less than I did before DS was born (2 yrs ago) but none of my pre-preg clothes fit. Shirts all seem way too short - the don't cover my belly anymore, probably because I have a saggy pouch of skin that hangs down over my waistband (DS and DD were 10lbs12oz and 10lbs8oz, so they totally stretched my belly permanently). Pants and skirts don't fit either, also because of the saggy pouch thing. Tracksuit pants are ok for bed, but aren't doing much to enhance my self esteem. I needed to go grocery shopping yesterday, but didn't, because my 3 clothing items were covered in vomit and I had nothing else to wear except tracksuit pants.

I'm coming to terms with the fact that my body has permanently changed, and I'm going to start purging my wardrobe and start from scratch. I have a friend who I've asked to take me shopping, because I really like her style. I'm completely clueless fashion-wise, so if I'm going to start from scratch, I'm not going to fill my wardrobe with the daggy clothes I would normally choose for myself.
post #34 of 170
fussy babies-my DD is fussy in the evening and when we put her to bed. The past few days we have been putting her in her carseat to sleep and she has been much better. I've thought of reflux, but she is also conjested from a cold. April-I hope you are right about the light at the end of the tunnel for the fussiness. I( realize that I do not have much tolerance for a screaming baby. My 3 YO likes to find something to scream about when she is screaming. 2 at the same time is enough to drive me batty.

let down-I get it when DD is about to eat, but last time with DS I still got it months into breast feading. I always knew when it was time to pump!

Body-I am down to my pre #1 weight and I barely fit into those pants. I think everything is still shrinking back to normal, muscles redeveloping, hips moving back. I have gotten smaller in the past week but have not lost any weight in a few weeks. Last time when I was nursing DS I went 20 lbs under my pre-preg weight. I am hoping to get back there. But almost none of my shirts fit because of my H cup boobs (usually D cups). I've got porn star boobs, but definitely not a porn star body.

Alicia-I hope your yeast fighting is going well!
post #35 of 170
I was going to wait to weigh myself till my 6 week dr's appt. But my curiosity got the best of me when i was out shopping..lol

I went to the scales at Target, and weighed myself and one scale said I was at 120lbs. I was shocked, because that would mean my pants should fit and they DON'T...And I would have lost like 47 lbs in 3 weeks...My friend that was with me asked to try, and it said she weighed 197, and she knows she is closer to 250...So we knew it must be more than a bit off...lol That was the only one we could try at the store, so we went to Walmart.

I'm at 143, which is 24lbs down from my last dr's appt. So I've still got about 28lbs till my pre-pregnancy weight.

Sweetie said he'd give me some money this weekend to go buy new clothes, because I feel like an ass still wearing my maternity clothes, but nothing else fits. I can pretty much wear my shirts, but some of them ride up a bit on my belly, and I don't think the public wants to see my jiggles. lol But I hate to spend money that we don't have on clothes I hope I won't have to wear for the rest of my life when I have a whole closet full of really nice stuff that doesn't fit. But how soon and how safely am I going to drop another 30lbs? I'm still healing from my c-section. I go back to work in just over 1 month..I don't want to be wearing my stretch maternity pants and shirts then..lol

I hate shopping though. It's enough to make me sick. I have a hard time finding pants that fit right, becuase I am too short for regular sizes, and too tall for petite sizes.
post #36 of 170
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Originally Posted by BabyMae09 View Post
Maya Peace was three weeks old, two days ago. She has already gained almost a pound and a half since her birth! She loves being in arms - in fact I'm holding her while writing this.

On a different note, having two kids is hard!! DS is seven, and homeschooled, so he's always underfoot

I feel like I have NO time or energy for DP I miss him!

That's all for now - NAK
I have a 7 yr old too! he finishes school tomorrow so it will be interesting getting used to the new routine
post #37 of 170
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I've got porn star boobs, but definitely not a porn star body.
Me too.
post #38 of 170
I don't have any real clothes to wear either. I wear some maternity shirts that don't really look like maternity shirts, and my loose stretchy gaucho pants. I'm only 2.5 weeks post-partum, but none of my shirts fit (if I can get them over my boobs, I hate the way my stomach looks in them) and it's difficult not to be incredibly frustrated.
post #39 of 170
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I don't have any real clothes to wear either. I wear some maternity shirts that don't really look like maternity shirts, and my loose stretchy gaucho pants. I'm only 2.5 weeks post-partum, but none of my shirts fit (if I can get them over my boobs, I hate the way my stomach looks in them) and it's difficult not to be incredibly frustrated.
I'm going shopping right now!!! Yay!
post #40 of 170
I get an internet break, DD1 is at a playdate and DD2 is sound asleep in her pram by the back door, and has been for a couple of hours now :

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In other news ... I weighed myself yesterday and discovered that I'm almost down to my pre-pregnancy weight, though not to my ideal pre-pregnancy weight. I'm down 30 lbs, just under 4 weeks post partum. So I was delighted, but here's my question--why do none of my prepregnancy clothes fit????? Ok, so there's the change from 34B to 38DD--bye bye shirts. And my stomach definitely doesn't look anything like it did before baby, so anything that fits me around the waist is still out. But lower cut pants? You'd think I'd have some hope with those? One pair that was too large before I can now squeeze into, but things that actually fit before I can barely even pull up. I can't even fit into my wedding ring! I can squeeze on the engagement ring but then regret it--the wedding band is a half size smaller and there's no chance. Will I ever fit back into my clothes or has my body permanently changed?
OK, sorry to break the news, my SIL warned me when I had DD1 and she was right. Even though you will most likely get back to your pre-preg weight (eventually anyways), your body has changed forever my dear. Pants will eventually fit, but not the same way, beacuse the hips have gone through huge changes.

Haven't weighed myself lately, but at 1 week PP I had lost 23 lbs. I should do that this week-end... I scared the WiiFit with the 23lbs weight loss in a week though

I went to the thrift store yesterday and picked up some jeans.
I did not manage to find the perfect ones though. If they fit on my bum, they all give me a muffin-top. The ones that don't give me the lovely muffin-top, fall off my hips. Oh well, I'll just have to start working out in a few weeks I guess.
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