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WELCOME
TO THE APRIL 2010
DDC IN LWAB!

It's wonderful to be able to continue to chat with mamas we know here in LWAB, and we hope anyone who has been part of our DDC at any time will join in whenever you can. We also welcome other moms of babies born at the same time, just help us get to know you.

Below is a list of us mamas and our little ones, as well as some extra info.
Please feel free to have this edited any time by posting your request in this thread in bold.

For now we will be a weekly thread. In the future we can lengthen the time of our threads as needed.


erickalynne, Jennings, 2/11, single mom to 2, Jennings born at 32 weeks by emergency c/s due to placental abruption

Amandamanda, Adam, 3/2, (had my dates wrong in the beginning and was actually due in march - hung out here 'cause i liked you all! )

Peace+Hope, Charlie, 3/25, late-onset Pre-E, induction at 37 weeks, no pain meds! grieving my home birth... maybe next time?

NH Mom, Charlie, 3/27

Oliver's Mama, Eli, 3/27/10

jenfl, Sprout, 3/31, home water birth, transfer at birth+10 hours, forced 3 day NICU stay for Sprout (and I) because of doctors practicing defensive medicine, ongoing breastfeeding issues due to tongue tie and high palate

Ivymae, Rebecca Joy, 4/1, Home water birth

rolenta, Naomi, 4/2

MaterPrimaePuellae, V, 4/4/2010

Cecilia'sMama, Cecilia, 4/6, high BP at 38 weeks, avoided c-section!

finn'smama, Henry, 4/7, born at home

andlee, Ben, 4/8

RhiOrion, L, 4/8, medical induction due to Cholestasis of Pregnancy, WOHM

Dena, Hannah and Maya, 4/9

dhinderliter,R, 4/10

sewcraftygirl, Anna, 4/11

Snoopy5386, Kelsey, 4/11

Carita, Danita, 4/15 Tax Day baby , Fast and Furious NCB @ hospital w/MW and awesome doula!

GreenTeaGinger, Rowena, 4/15, midwife attended birth center birth

LenaC, Leon, 4/17, Born 16 days after his due date of April 1st. Held my ground, as doc wanted to induce for low amnio fluid. All natural hospital water birth, that lasted about 3 hours.

Jsh7809, Symphony, 4/18, PPD, emergency post birth surgery for vaginal hematoma

Triony, Tobin, 4/18

3tammuz, Aliza, 4/19, double footling breech, VBAC in a hospital

Bubbamummy, Molly, 04/21, breech with double nuchal cord leading to an 'elective' c-section at 39wks

Pepper44, Ada 4/21

dogretro, dd2, 4/23, labored at home, birthed in the hospital, all-natural VBAC

mom2happy, baby girl Tess, 4/24

smeisnotapirate, Naomi, 4/25, HBAC! Shout it off the rooftops!

ebbb, Lucy, 4/27

Elecampane, Eleanor, 4/28

laughingfox, girl, 4/28, 2nd homebirth

LoveNeverFails, Mercy, 5/11, Winner of the Silver Birth Stool,
Accidental quasi-UC (midwife running in the door, but we caught head and she caught shoulders...) island birth (half in the water, half on land?), Survivor of Hostage Crisis 2010, NICU Edition, Mom of the only baby in NICU with toenails painted hot pink, and Remembering Nicholas, 11/2009

silverspook, Isaiah, 5/17, Awesome Rockstar Golden Birthstool Winner[/QUOTE]

TreefrogNYC, Benjamin Zephyr, 4/24, born at home after 7 IUIs and one m/c (3.6.09) -- husband, midwife, midwife's assistant, doula, and two cats in attendance!
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A baby. I have one. She is cute.

And a poem I have composed in honor of our relocation:

April 2010
Moms who win at birth and life
are found here.

Now.

Thanks, I'll be here all week!
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It's scary out here in the big world.
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I'm here!
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I'm here!!! and bookmarking!
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I'm here too! Or as "here" as I can be on 3-4 hours sleep running the past week or so... who told baby girl she can subsist on 7 hours of sleep a night?! UGH. Tell me again how the 4 month sleeping thing will pass. DON'T tell me again that it gets harder later.
Also, why isn't this in any of the dang books?!
Good to see you ladies...
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Also - somehow both times I've gone to the store and forgotten to wear nursing pads and had my milk spontaneously let down, I was wearing the same black dress. Hooray for black hiding damp circles!
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Hi Everyone!!
We are with the big babies now.
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Anna and I met up with our buds and had a walk around the lake then sat in the water and played in the sand. She wasn't thrilled about going in up to her chest. Too cold. She liked feeling the sand though. The beach will be a lot more fun (and hectic) next summer.
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I'm here too. I'll brave the big bad world for you ladies!
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Sprout found his thumb!

He's sucked his fingers for AGES, but he's always sucked the middle two and hasn't been able to pull out his thumb seperately. Today, though, it clicked, and now he loooooooves that thumb!
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Hey - thought I would pop back in as things changed. We've been super busy. We moved out of our house and were going to move to another state but then decided not to. We tried to find a house where we already lived and couldn't find one we could afford in a good school district so we decided to move. Stayed with my parents for 10 days before coming back. We found a place and have been in it for about 1.5 weeks. The baby ended up having an MRI the other day but he is OK. Tons of medical appts for our three boys over the next couple weeks. DD started school today and DS1 starts back up on Monday. I am horribly behind on what's been going on it everyone else's life but I hope to catch up one day!
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sandcastle, welcome back!

finally got the baby to sleep for more than 5 minutes (and it's 4:30pm!!) and the cat barfed all over the floor next to her. Funny because I mopped this afternoon and I haven't in months and months. It's 90 degrees inside. PHEW!

But we just got her x-rays done to double check that her hips are developing normally, and she was a doll at the hospital. Smiling at everyone (and, lord, does this girl have big beautiful grins!), trying to roll over on the x ray table, playing with her keys and sucking on her rings. I am feeling positive about the xrays coming back normal, and hopeful that tonight or tomorrow night will mark the end of this mental growth spurt (please!).

And, Jen, S also found her thumb in a new way today!! I'm feeling good about that, too (and it's so cute cause it's itty bitty). She even took the paci for a few minutes last night (though more out of wanting to put everything in her mouth, less to self soothe enough to sleep)... she wants to suck on everything, but only for a minute or two. I can't keep up with this girly!
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Hi Everyone!

It's the end of an era....

T has suddenly decided the right boob is ok to nurse on again. Weird. I hope it stays this way. He also stayed asleep last night while I went out on my first solo excursion with him sleeping. Yay! He's really turning over a new leaf. I think there may be a regression soon, though. He's back to chewing on his fingers all the time, new tooth? The bottom two have broken through and don't seem to bother him anymore. (yep - was interrupted in the middle of typing this by a cry. poor guy. he has so much trouble sleeping, the teeth do not help things!)

Jess - Glad to hear about the good x-rays!
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sandcastle! Hi! Why did your LO need an MRI? But I'm happy to hear things are ok!
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Just checking in! Ada had her first belly laughs tonight. She was laughing at her big sister jumping up and down.

<3 Ada was watching from the bath.
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jennings has just breastfed tonight, no bottles...really trying not to jinx anything and hoping he continues....
cranio sacral has been working I guess. He has a lot of tension and a lot of bad memories stored up in those muscles and he does NOT like the back of his head touched nor his neck.
He wants to eat every two hours though and I am blowing through bottles. I even had to cut back on the sodium supplements because he is retaining the sodium and um, swelling up. Every two hours is killing me at night and I think half of it is comfort eating....so I am hoping we can switch to comfort nursing.
Either way, I love it..and pray it continues.
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DS hates being touched on the back of his neck as well. and he has needed chiro for EI...
Glad to hear CS is working!

Pumping - ugh. but at least its an excuse to surf the net.

Thumb - Dani has found hers a few times, but its not consistent yet. But her new found thing that she is very excited abotu is her toes. DH said she put them in her mouth the other day, but for now I'm getting those classic toes in hand, legs in the air poses during diaper chages. LOVE them.

Bonding - I had a thread in our DDC about bonding, and hwo I was feeling stressed and less bonded. Since I have been back at work FT, I feel extremely more bonded to Danita. IDK what it is exactly. IDK if its that I crave her after being gone all day or what, but I have been having fabulous snuggles and I desire to hold her more and play with her more and interact with her more. It's just all feeling right again. yay for bonding! Kind of totally goes against traditional AP parenting maybe, but then again, maybe its just obvious that I would miss her more and crave her more if I am gone more? Anyway, I don't care, I'm just happy that I am feeling so much more warm fuzzy than I was before.

Oh and loving my job so far. At the work picnic there were a few other new babies range 7 weeks - 8 mo (and even one mama still on mat leave i didn't meet), and we all chatted about BWing, CDing, ECing, BFing, etc. yay! 2 moms were just spouses/partners, but still, they were spouses of the sustainability coordinator and the partner of a fairly well known sustainability expert & the other mom worked at a partnering non-profit.
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I'm here!

We have a birthday party to be at in an hour. Think I should get dressed? Brush the dreads out of the girls' hair? Find the gift/hope the kids have not found it and played with it? Drink more coffee? Yes, let's go with the coffee.

Becky has been spitting up more and more lately - at least once after each feed, sometimes just a little it, sometimes a surprising amount. If she were not SUCH a happy baby, i would suspect reflux, but other than puking 10 times a day she doesn't have any other symptoms.

The big girls start 'school' next week, and I'm getting nervous about working in their classrooms with Becky in the sling. I know it will be okay in the end, but I'm getting overwhelming just thinking about juggling it all.
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I'm here!

We have a birthday party to be at in an hour. Think I should get dressed? Brush the dreads out of the girls' hair? Find the gift/hope the kids have not found it and played with it? Drink more coffee? Yes, let's go with the coffee.

Becky has been spitting up more and more lately - at least once after each feed, sometimes just a little it, sometimes a surprising amount. If she were not SUCH a happy baby, i would suspect reflux, but other than puking 10 times a day she doesn't have any other symptoms.

The big girls start 'school' next week, and I'm getting nervous about working in their classrooms with Becky in the sling. I know it will be okay in the end, but I'm getting overwhelming just thinking about juggling it all.
could it be allergies? Campbell was a HUGE spitter upper/puker and they kept saying "reflux", well I didn't believe it...turns out it was milk, eggs, and casein. She was always a happy baby too.
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