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post #81 of 141
MyMary- I hope your milk comes in soon, I had that same issue with ds, I know how frustrating it is, and how hard it is to see your baby cry and worry about him.
Emma is 10 days old today and this morning her cord fell off!
She is sleeping ok at night, she sleeps better ON me, of course, but she is a very noisy sleeper and I would prefer her to be next to me in her own space. Hopefully, she'll be ready in another couple of weeks.
As for me, I finally found a scale, and I have lost 20 pounds, have about 15 more to go, so that's not too bad.
post #82 of 141
I'm still here, now 12 days postpartum. Marissa's cord fell off Saturday, so she got her first tub (sink) bath. She is a sweetie pie, pretty laid back, except every once in awhile has a loud "AAAAAAH!" that lets me know she has a bit of temper too. Her hair gets curly when wet and still a lot of it (and it is red like her siblings). She is nursing pretty well, and making lots of pees and poos; gaining about an ounce or so a day. Big brother and sister love on her and want to almost lay ON her when hugging her. Finally don't have relatives here anymore, so hoping life can get a bit more back to "normal".

I hope all of you that have BF issues can get them resolved soon! And that everyone heals up and can just enjoy our babies!
post #83 of 141
mymary- I agree with what the others said, but would also suggest pumping to both encourage supply and maybe to give to babe. You can use a small medicine cup so not to encourage the use of bottles and nipple confusion if you desire. Good Luck!
post #84 of 141
DH had been a SAHD for several months but now that Panda is here and I've been at home over a month I decided to drop down to sub status and have him go back to work. Just makes sense for me to be the one home. He's applying at a place kind of like where I work but instead of group homes he would be working 1:1 with someone. I think he will be great at this kind of work since he's so nurturing and there won't be a ton of pressure on him (like his last job at the call center would get on him if people declined offers)

This will be a nice break after 3 years of working 60+ hours every week. Having DH home with me this last month has been amazing, I'm really going to miss him when he goes back to work.
post #85 of 141
Can I just vent for a second that I can not wait for my nipples to harden up already?! Man, this kid is killing me with all the cluster feedings!
post #86 of 141
so, i am 12 days pp now. dh goes back to work on wed and then it is just me and 5 kids....

i am looking forawrd to getting back in the swing of things, but i know the next couple of months will be more than i anticipate. i am now very aware that having a summer-time baby, like my last three, allows for a much easier newborn time since there is no school or other activities for the older kids. i think i will feel much better once my bleeding finally stops and i can start working out again. my gym doesn't take infants until 6 months, so billy blanks will be my new best friend.

my sister is coming for a few days this weekend for the baptism, and it will be really great to see her, then that will be it for visitors.

in the meantime....nurse, nurse, nurse....
post #87 of 141
Thread Starter 
to those who are having issues with their partner/DH/DW.

Well, the bonding is getting much better. I'm starting to feel that intense love more and more everyday. I should say, breastfeeding is getting better, too, though....

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Can I just vent for a second that I can not wait for my nipples to harden up already?! Man, this kid is killing me with all the cluster feedings!
I'm right there with you.
post #88 of 141
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to those who are having issues with their partner/DH/DW.

Well, the bonding is getting much better. I'm starting to feel that intense love more and more everyday. I should say, breastfeeding is getting better, too, though....



I'm right there with you.
Mulvah, glad to hear your breastfeeding is improving! I am starting to bond better too though breastfeeding is still difficult.

OTOH, I am so frustrated with my body. I think I gained more than everyone here (70 lbs with all the fluid) and knowing I have 40 pounds yet to lose is so frustrating to me, esp since i have weight issues to begin with. But...I told myself I wouldn't worry about it until after DH leaves so I can enjoy these last 6 days with him.
post #89 of 141
Remijo, I have 50 pounds to lose yet. I started this pregnacy 30 pounds overweight from my three failed back-to-back pregnancies. I then gained 38 pounds. It's not pretty...It is good to know that I seem to have a maximum PSI of 224lbs! I have lost 27lbs since Edelweiss' birth but I have a lonnng way to go. It will happen for us, don't worry. I'll be your chubby friend

Amy
post #90 of 141
I gained 50lbs this pregnancy but lost 40lbs the first week (I reto... ained ALOT of water) but I have 55lbs in total to lose before I'm at my prepregnancy weight from my ds 21 months ago!

I give myself 6 weeks to not even stress about my body because I'm still healing and adapting to life with an added addition. Last thing I need is the stress of my weight adding to that. But it is a bit daunting when I think I have 55lbs to lose (and that's just baby weight, I was overweight to begin with!).
post #91 of 141
i didn't gain a ton but my body has chsnged a lot and i don't know how i will find jeans, etc, that aren't totally unflattering. i'm still wearing maternity clothes.
post #92 of 141

Night sweating

Does everyone have the night sweating?

Is it really from the pregnancy or is it from the IV fluids [I had a c-section]?

How long did it last for you?

It's horrible! I wake up, my hair, clothes, blankets, sheets, pillow case WET and I'm freezing freezing freezing! and disgusting. Then, I can wake up, take a shower, and then wake up again in the same state in a couple of hours and do it again [that is, IF I can fall back to sleep after getting up and taking a shower] or I can force myself to stay in the wet cocoon and go back to sleep. Ugh.

So, please, someone tell me how many more nights I have to do this...I remember it being just like this after my first, but I don't remember how long it went on. Ben is 9 days old today, I've had the sweats 2 nights.

I console myself thinking about how it's weight lost.
post #93 of 141
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Originally Posted by akat View Post
Does everyone have the night sweating?

Is it really from the pregnancy or is it from the IV fluids [I had a c-section]?

How long did it last for you?

It's horrible! I wake up, my hair, clothes, blankets, sheets, pillow case WET and I'm freezing freezing freezing! and disgusting. Then, I can wake up, take a shower, and then wake up again in the same state in a couple of hours and do it again [that is, IF I can fall back to sleep after getting up and taking a shower] or I can force myself to stay in the wet cocoon and go back to sleep. Ugh.

So, please, someone tell me how many more nights I have to do this...I remember it being just like this after my first, but I don't remember how long it went on. Ben is 9 days old today, I've had the sweats 2 nights.

I console myself thinking about how it's weight lost.
I had a homebirth with dd1 and had horrible night sweats. So I don't think it is always from IV fluids. I haven't had it this time so I'm only soaked at night from the puddle of milk I'm laying in.

Though I am a little disappointed that I'm not sweating like a pig. I was hoping to lose a bunch of weight from swelling and water but I guess it's all fat. Boo!
post #94 of 141
YES on the night sweats! Soooo gross waking up and freezing in the middle of the night. I didn't have an IV so I'm assuming it is all pregnancy related.
post #95 of 141
My friend just came over and said she had them w/ her homebirth too.

She also said sleep on towels! Good idea!!
post #96 of 141
oK, so my milk has come in but I think the problem is that he cannot empty my breast totally. I still feel somewhat full after he is done.

Went to the lactation center yesterday and they said he is a somewhat slow nurser. Ok, kinda like my other kids. Is this just because he is so young? He tends to fall asleep fast on the breast and he really doesn't want to work real hard to get the hind milk out.

So, I am pumping after some feeds and getting about an ounce out of both breasts. So, then they feel completely empty.

Any advice for this? Will this just get better with time? As he gets older?

Thanks.
post #97 of 141
I've had night sweats every single time, usually just the first few weeks. ick.

mymary- I had that same problem with my first. I also had the time to sit and do nursing marathons, since he was my only one, but he was S-L-O-W. Have you tried getting him down to his diaper and doing skin-to-skin or loosely wrapping him in a light blanket to nurse? This helped me a lot. It may be a PIA, but stripping him down should wake him up and get him to nurse faster and more efficiently. HTH!!
post #98 of 141
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I've had night sweats every single time, usually just the first few weeks. ick.

mymary- I had that same problem with my first. I also had the time to sit and do nursing marathons, since he was my only one, but he was S-L-O-W. Have you tried getting him down to his diaper and doing skin-to-skin or loosely wrapping him in a light blanket to nurse? This helped me a lot. It may be a PIA, but stripping him down should wake him up and get him to nurse faster and more efficiently. HTH!!
thanks.
post #99 of 141
ughhh.

Mastitis.

After a day and a half of fever, pain and fogginess, I phoned my MW and got a prescription for some antibiotics. This is my first experience with it, and *think* it may be because I have such a huge supply that Margaret never really emptied my breast.

anyway, hope everyone else has healthy breasts!
post #100 of 141
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YES on the night sweats! Soooo gross waking up and freezing in the middle of the night. I didn't have an IV so I'm assuming it is all pregnancy related.
Night sweats here too. I'm freezing my behind off getting up at night. It's been 4 weeks now. I didn't have it the first time, but full force this time.
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