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post #41 of 170
I'm going to try really hard to keep up with the thread this week!

Kynan is 13 days old today. We've had the ups and downs, but mostly he's a great baby and we're pretty lucky (so far!).

My milk didn't come in until day 5, so the MWs had me pumping from day 3 onwards to try to encourage it. Once it came in, I then had to deal with instant engorgement. Pain pain pain! They're still trying to settle down. Ky couldn't attach because they were so wet and just pouring milk on his face. Poor little guy was so frustrated. He ended up just lying under the tap with his mouth open

To date I've lost 38 lbs out of the 54 lbs I gained. C-sect scar is healing well, still quite tender though. Really looking forward to going for long walks with the pram and getting out and about more.

Work is the only thing stressing me out now. I run my own business from home, but it involves machinery and turpentine, so not exactly child-friendly, so I'm not sure how I'm going to manage it. I can't bare to think about a stranger looking after Kynan, so I'm not sure what to do. Originally I wanted to take 6 weeks off to recover, then start up at work again, but now I'm thinking I need at least 3 months. I have no idea what to do.
post #42 of 170
i can't seem to keep up with these threads i just usually end up skimming them over and agreeing on a lot of things you all are saying

paisley is 3 weeks old and is 9lbs thats up 1lb and 13oz from birth weight so we are doing good there

her fussy period is ugh grewling! but i've cut out dairy even though i dont think its the issue i just think in my mind it will help me deal with this stage until it goes away because then i wont wonder "is it something i ate" all the time which makes the stress of the crying worse because then you think its something you are doing wrong. when she does finally go down for the night she is a good little sleeper so i'm thankful for that

i'm still having let down pains and leaking, i so can't wait until that subsides i hate wearing pads!

is anyone else still dealing with PP spotting? i'm down to just a pantyliner a day but its getting on my nerves i want to enjoy the water parks and summer water activities!

the carseat situation is also getting better, if she is asleep when we put her in the car seat she stays that way but if she's just eaten and is fully awake she screams and screams its horribly sad and i even sit back there with her and try and console her to no avail i feel like i'm letting her CIO in the car and that makes me sick she screams for about 2-3 min and then passes out, breaks my heart

oh and i'm right there with yall on the clothes/closet issue i HATE getting dressed because i'm sick of my maternity close but no way in heck do my pre preg clothes fit, i'm not upset with the way my body looks i'm just sick on going to the closet and not having clothes to wear. with ds i went and bought a whole bunch of clothes and then in no time that way way to big and i was back in my PP clothes so i'm trying to just tough it out right now with sun dresses...
post #43 of 170
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is anyone else still dealing with PP spotting? i'm down to just a pantyliner a day but its getting on my nerves i want to enjoy the water parks and summer water activities!
Some days are the same here, and some days still a little more... Beacuse of that, I can't really take a chance and can't wear pantyliners, I have to wear an actual pad. Pads are starting to drive me insane. I am glad I splurged on good bamboo PP pads at least.
post #44 of 170
I bled for 4 weeks to the day and then on the day my baby turned 4 weeks it stopped. Thank goodness, last time it didn't last that long and it was SOOO annoying. So it can go on for quite a while.
post #45 of 170
Chloe had her one month check up yesterday. She's 10lbs14oz, up from 8 at birth!! And grown almost 2 inches. Doctor was impressed.

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i can't seem to keep up with these threads i just usually end up skimming them over and agreeing on a lot of things you all are saying

It's hard to keep up with these threads, but I love reading them!


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is anyone else still dealing with PP spotting? i'm down to just a pantyliner a day but its getting on my nerves i want to enjoy the water parks and summer water activities!
I bled/spotted until exactly 4 weeks PP. The day I was 4 weeks PP, DH and I dtd for the first time, the next day I spotted a little bit and that was the last of it. Hallelujah! I was SO sick of those pads!

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oh and i'm right there with yall on the clothes/closet issue i HATE getting dressed because i'm sick of my maternity close but no way in heck do my pre preg clothes fit, i'm not upset with the way my body looks i'm just sick on going to the closet and not having clothes to wear. with ds i went and bought a whole bunch of clothes and then in no time that way way to big and i was back in my PP clothes so i'm trying to just tough it out right now with sun dresses...
YES!! Although...I am upset about the way my body looks, but it's worse because I have no clothes to wear that make me feel like I can even remotely conceal what's going on underneath. I hate the thought of spending money on size 8 or 10 clothes when what I normally wear (and should be wearing) is a size 4 or 6. Yack. Not looking forward to this part of summer...Check out the May PP weight loss thread over on the weight loss board, it's definitely helping me stay motivated to get back in shape.
post #46 of 170
i need to check out that thread! thanks!
post #47 of 170
I bled/spotted for 4 weeks too
post #48 of 170
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the carseat situation is also getting better, if she is asleep when we put her in the car seat she stays that way but if she's just eaten and is fully awake she screams and screams its horribly sad and i even sit back there with her and try and console her to no avail i feel like i'm letting her CIO in the car and that makes me sick she screams for about 2-3 min and then passes out, breaks my heart
The carseat thing is hard The first time River rode in his, 3 days after birth (I just HAD to go to the ican meeting! lol) was heartbreaking. It brings out such a mama bear instinct to hear your baby cry like that, doesn't it? Its getting better now, at least. When he cries and we simply *cannot* stop (like, we're almost going to miss our flight home so we MUST keep driving to get to the airport on time) I keep wishing he'll calm down.. but then when he DOES I think, oh no baby, don't give up! I really AM coming for you!
post #49 of 170
We went to the chiro for the first time since birth today. She thinks River fractured his clavicle at birth! She hasn't had much experience in feeling what a broken clavicle feels like, actually, she's only ever felt her own baby's, so she's not positive. But its very likely. We had SD at birth and he was stuck for 4 minutes. My midwife had to reach in and free his shoulder somehow. So its pretty common for SD babies to break their clavicle. It happened to my chiro's baby! Its kinda funny how we could go a month without knowing. He wasn't fussy at all the first few days, was able to push himself up VERY early, moves his arms well.. crazy. So she wants to see him again in 2 weeks to check up on it, and make sure his neck and arm muscles are okay and he doesn't develop torticollis. I wonder if this explains him getting mad when swaddled? He seems to like it for a few minutes, then gets mad and wants his arms free.
post #50 of 170
Still spotting here at 4 weeks. So hoping I'm w/ all of you who saw the end of it then!

Two days in a row now I've moved baby to crib b/c she was grunting so loudly that neither of us could sleep. And two days in a row I've woken up a couple of hours later with the realization that baby is crying and I was sleeping so soundly that I have no idea how long it's gone on . I guess I'd better turn up the monitor volume.
post #51 of 170
I stopped spotting at aound 5 wks, I think. I was so happy when it was finally over, because I was a bridesmaid for a friend and wouldn't have felt as pretty and relaxed if I was still wearing pads.

Darcy is sooo much more contented and settled since I cut out the dairy. I wish it wasn't so. This morning, DH realised that our usual Saturday morning ritual of walking to the deli for croissants and coffee isn't going to be the same. It'll be a soy latte and no croissants for me

I'm off to check out the weight-loss thread. If I'm going to buy a whole new wardrobe, it may as well be in a smaller size. Eating no croissants this morning is probably a good start
post #52 of 170
3 weeks PP today, and still bleeding pretty good. : Whenever I think it has slowed down, it picks back up again. It's so nasty.

I layed AJ on the couch today so I could go to the bathroom. I put him on the chaise part of it, facing lengthwise so he wouldn't fall. I heard him start fussing, and came out. He was on the floor! He fell on a stack of blankets, then must have rolled to the floor, so he didn't get hurt thankfully, but I feel like an awful mom. He was so scared. I haven't put him down since then. He keeps grabbing my fingers really hard. Almost like he's hanging on for dear life. I can't figure out how he wiggled so far down...He either wiggled his way, or rolled, but it would have taken about 3 rolls to get where he was..I swear I was in the bathroom less than 5 mins. Now I feel like I should strap him in his carseat or swing when I leave the room. I don't like putting him on the floor because I have trouble getting up off the floor, and he screams like I killed his best friend if I DO put him on a blanket on the floor. Gahh!

He is fighting sleep today too....He took a short nap this morning and a short one in the car when I had to go out for a bit. I really needed to take a nap today, and couldn't. When Sweetie gets home, I'm going to bed. It's his turn.
post #53 of 170
Ky is 2 weeks old today and my PP bleeding is still as strong as ever. I have a feeling it'll go on for at least 4-5 weeks.

LiLStar - that's incredible that River might've been dealing with that without you even knowing. Makes you wonder what else they're going through, doesn't it? I had my first post-birth session with my osteo yesterday and she recommended booking Kynan in for a checkup asap. She said quite often they have something out of whack without us even knowing. It can affect their sleeping/eating patterns and make them vomit more.

JD - Don't feel like a bad mum! I'm sure the rest of us would've done the same thing. I still won't go to the bathroom unless Ky's asleep, so I've had days where I won't pee for ages. It's good to have my normal bladder back though

A TMI question for you ladies: Is anyone experiencing discomfort when visiting the toilet? I have sharp cramps with any pee or BM. Wondering if this is normal, or a typical caesarian thing?
post #54 of 170
anyone dealing with the fussy period still? paisleys is every night from about 8-11 or so...we just switch out doing everything we know to get her calm and really nothing works until she is ready to settle i dont remember this with ds he didnt really have a fussy period
post #55 of 170
i hear the fussy period is pretty normal, but I don't think there's a real agreed upon reason for it. From what I read it peaks about 6 weeks and goes away around 3 months. That sounds about right because I always remembered 3-6 months being the easiest months with Allie. And then came the teeth *sigh*.. but it was nice while it lasted
post #56 of 170
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anyone dealing with the fussy period still? paisleys is every night from about 8-11 or so...we just switch out doing everything we know to get her calm and really nothing works until she is ready to settle i dont remember this with ds he didnt really have a fussy period
Chloe gets fussy in the evening too. She's five weeks and it's become much more of a pattern in the last few days. She sleeps usually from 8pm to 11 and then she wakes up and kind of wants to be played with for a little bit, but once she gets sleepy again, she's fussy. She'll nurse for a second or two and then pull of fuss. We repeat that pattern quite a bit for 20-30 minutes and then she'll finally go to sleep. I think it's just a normal infant thing.

I was wondering if you ladies can help me on the whole topic of thrush. I bf'd DD1 for 2.5 years and never had anything even remotely resembling thrush or any other breast infection (lucky!!). My boobs are fine right now, but I just noticed today when Chloe was crying that she has one single, solitary white spot right at the back of the roof of her mouth. It doesn't go away when she nurses...I'm worried it might be the start of thrush, especially because I've been really remiss with my sugar intake lately. Does this sound like thrush? Any tips for heading it off at the pass before it gets worse? I'm going to cut out sugar, now. But...anything else to help her? Do you know if taking Apple Cider Vinegar would help? Thanks in advance!!
post #57 of 170
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JD - Don't feel like a bad mum! I'm sure the rest of us would've done the same thing. I still won't go to the bathroom unless Ky's asleep, so I've had days where I won't pee for ages. It's good to have my normal bladder back though

A TMI question for you ladies: Is anyone experiencing discomfort when visiting the toilet? I have sharp cramps with any pee or BM. Wondering if this is normal, or a typical caesarian thing?
Thanks. He's ok now, and finally sleeping. I'm eating a pizza now. YAY!

Yes--I've had the sharp pains. I think it's part of the c-section experience..Maybe the internal incision? It lasted for me a little over 1 week. Now I only feel it if I wait too long to go to the bathroom.
post #58 of 170
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A TMI question for you ladies: Is anyone experiencing discomfort when visiting the toilet? I have sharp cramps with any pee or BM. Wondering if this is normal, or a typical caesarian thing?
Yup. I had the cramps while I peed. It went away with time, although I can't remember when it stopped exactly. I had a c/sec too.

Re: the fussy period, we don't have fussiness exactly, but Darcy goes through a feeding frenzy from 4-9pm ish most evenings, wanting to be on the boob for comfort almost the entire time. She would be fussy if I wasn't feeding her, I think. It makes preparing dinner quite difficult.
post #59 of 170
nak i really wish i could post more but life with three kids is getting busy now tat Liam has woken up from his prematurity!

lightheartedmom: Liam had the one dot also but his just went away we never had thrush.

fussy yes every night it is making me crazy. I am trying to carry him in the wrap, have baths with him and take lots of deep breaths! I just wish he would nurse but he doesn't comfort nurse so we do lots of rocking. I would way rather breast feed. hopefully he will pass through this stage soon and move on to something else.

Thanks to all the ladies that post I love reading all your posts they keep me feeling sane and normal.
post #60 of 170
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A TMI question for you ladies: Is anyone experiencing discomfort when visiting the toilet? I have sharp cramps with any pee or BM. Wondering if this is normal, or a typical caesarian thing?
had a vaginal birth and had this for a few weeks

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anyone dealing with the fussy period still? paisleys is every night from about 8-11 or so...we just switch out doing everything we know to get her calm and really nothing works until she is ready to settle i dont remember this with ds he didnt really have a fussy period
very much so! we're 6 weeks here and right in the thick of it, got better w/ ds1 at 3 months
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