Oh my gosh, Lise, congratulations to you and DP! Oh my goodness. It's going to be so great that you and Cananny are pregnant with triplets at the same time; you'll be like your own support group, lol.
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Lise and Cananny! Wow... Congrats!!! You must be thrilled and overwhelmed at the same time! I don't know if this will help, but during the early days after we found 2 heart beats at the 6 week ultrasound any time I felt anxious I would ask myself would I rather be expecting 2 or not at all? Our twins are now 5 moths old and we could not be happier. Surprisingly 2 is not double the work/cost of one (it's probably 1.5 x the work and double the joy) so 3 will be doable and amazing!
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Hey everybody! I agree with rs11, it's so nice to see all these newly pregnant mamas in here. Lots of babies coming soon!
We're doing pretty good over here. Everleigh already weighs 9lbs and 2oz as of Thursday (she was born at 7lbs 6oz) and she turned three weeks old on Saturday. She is such a love. DW is doing really well, too. Her supply is ... considerable, and Evie frequently will play rather than seriously nurse and cause DW to let-down and spray milk everywhere. Nobody is particularly thrilled about that. Sometimes DW's breasts just let-down all on their own, no baby crying or anything. And she says it hurts sometimes, is that normal? So we're thankful that there's plenty of milk, at least.
Another trick of Evie's is to cluster-feed at night before bed, usually starting around six or so, and she gets overfilled and then she vomits all the milk up. She doesn't seem very bothered by the vomiting, but it's a considerable amount. It's not projectile vomiting, and it does not seem painful, keeping her upright does not help, and she always wants to nurse again afterwards. DW tries to keep giving her the less-full breast in order to keep her from vomiting, but we haven't had much luck yet. Hoping it's just a phase...
Next week, DW is hanging out with her mom and they want to sew a ring sling. DW remembered seeing someone post a pattern here, could that person post it again please?
As always, gotta leave you with some photos!post #390 of 6419/24/12 at 7:14amQuote:
Lisdea - I recommended "When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads" by Dr. Barbara Luke (http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Expecting-Twins-Triplets-Quads/dp/0060957239); we found it to be very helpful with our twin pregnancy.
Desert - the pictures are beautiful!!post #391 of 6419/24/12 at 7:30amDesert, it all sounds normal. I let down (still) when I'm full or wearing a less supportive bra or thinking happy baby thoughts. My let downs, while I don't think of it as pain, aren't comfortable. They feel very suddenly hot and tight. And then cold and wet dripping down my shirt. *so fun* everything else sounds totally normal. Nursing to let down and then pulling off, cluster nursing, barfing and cluster nursing again. Good stuff.
I have never made a ring sling, but I posted links to videos of my favorite slings over on FB. From what I understand of a ring sling, you just pull the fabric through the rings, double back and sew a couple of lines of stitching.
It looks warm there, but would you like a pair of longies? I've been making them like crazy and from one sweater I can get a big pair for Shay, a medium pair for Soren and a tiny newborn pair.
Planet, how are y'all doing?
We are good. Shay is transitioning to walking more and crawling less. Soren tasted food yesterday. The kids re-arranged their room. It's getting cold and I have yet to bust out the long sleeves, but every time I get cold I whip up a pair of longies for the boys so we are swimming in them.post #392 of 6419/24/12 at 7:36ampost #393 of 6419/24/12 at 7:44am
WHAT? Lisedea? TRIPLETS! Congratulations to the third degree! What the heck is in the water in this place and would someone throw me an embryo while the gettin' is good?
Stick, babies, stick!post #394 of 6419/24/12 at 8:22am
desert - at first let downs were painful for me. They felt like glass shards in my armpits and sides of my breasts. Not HUGE pain, but still pain. It freaked me out only because I was also worried if it was normal - it is. And it goes away as let downs become less intense. I rarely let down and leak randomly now - but if Sage hasn't eaten for awhile I still can. But the first months involved many many random let downs and leaking. I wore breastpads and that was great. Now I can feel if a random let down is coming and get sage on before I leak :)
Sage also spit up alot. Babies that small don't know when to stop sometimes (says my midwife), and she would drink more than she needed and spit it up - especially at the same time after long feedings before bed. Midwives said it is no problem because of the great weight gain, no pain, etc.... She, like your Evie, was growing very very well - so the spit up was just fine. Eventually she learned to stop when she was full, and now she rarely spits up (but is still growing like superman).
I got used to a wet bed though. Between my leaking and her spitting up, we'd always be a little soggy cosleeping.
She is beautiful - looks like you are over the moon :)!
Hi everyone! Sage turned 6 months on Friday! here is a pic:
I'm so excited for the new pregnancies around here - and for the births and everyone in between and with babes. I dont' get a lot of time to post but am reading along :) I miss photos of your kids Saras and everyone. Wanna post some belly/baby pics today?
Here is one more of my wife and both girls with a rainbow yesterday :)post #395 of 6419/24/12 at 1:27pmAwww..Everleigh is so precious! I love the one of them looking at each other! And I think her supply will even itself out in not too long of a time!
Seraf—Are longies any different than just little wool baby pants? What I mean is, if I go and buy a nice wool sweater, do I just make little pants or is there more to it? And I do NOT want to felt them, yes? Now that the sweaters are back in the thrift store I’m getting all kinds of ideas in my head!
Starling—If I had one, it’d be all yours!
OMOM—those are awesome pics! I love the ears!
QOTD—Halloween costumes? Any good ideas? I was going to have Edie be a member of the women’s gymnastics team (and even made a sparkly pink leotard onesie!) but it isn’t feeling like a great costume for outdoor stuff since it’s both not enough clothes to leave the house in and is only funny when she’s on the floor stuffing a foot into her mouth. So now I need a warm outdoor idea, too. What are you all doing (for yourselves and for the kiddos!)?
AFM—baby had her first cold! She handled it ok, but it freaked out me and DP to hear her not being able to breath, etc., etc. We got very little sleep on Saturday night because she woke up (and then threw up) miserable at 2:30 in the morning and we basically spent until daybreak cleaning her up and cuddling her (since once we brought her into bed there was no way to fall asleep over the snorting). That was the worst of it and she’s on the mend now, so DP and I are just waiting for it to set in for us now.post #396 of 6419/24/12 at 3:00pm
You know, these pictures are all baby crack...and I'm wanting some right now ;) Desert I had painful letdown for quite awhile (I don't remember for how long now--it did go away tho' and I continued to nurse until a couple of weeks ago--DS self weaned at 2.5) it felt like pins and needles. I also had to block feed in order to regulate my supply. This meant that I would nurse on one side only and for the next 4 hours only nurse on that side--then I would switch to the other side for the next 4 hours.
AFM--our ultrasound is Thursday (we will be 7 wks 2 days then) and I'm nervous...both b/c I'm hoping we see a heartbeat (and afraid we won't) and fearful (given what's been going on around here!) that we'll see more than one!
AND, it's so weird being the non-gestational parent this time, on some level I keep forgetting that I'm NOT pregnant--for 9 months I was the pregnant one, so it's just how my brain got wired ;) DW's nausea is starting to increase a bit and I'm on full bore kitchen detail (kitchen clean up makes her feel yucky) and cat litter duty...post #397 of 6419/24/12 at 5:03pmpost #398 of 6419/24/12 at 5:40pmpost #399 of 6419/24/12 at 7:19pmOk...one more progesterone question...sorry all.
I just refilled my prescription (according to the bottle I had 4 left....120 pills) and they only sent me 10 (the 30 I normally get was crossed off and 10 was written in). I am assuming my doctor decided to cut me off at 7 weeks. Should I be freaking out about this or is this normal after seeing a strong heartbeat?post #400 of 6419/24/12 at 7:29pmStarling: eventually I'll have eggs aplenty again and you're welcome to them and I'm drop dead serious about that.
Omom: sage is a georgous little chunk:
Desert: love that last picture you posted and all of the ones on Facebook. Soren and Shay both cluster nursed and still do from time to time when Sara is at work.
Wishin: I'm super excited to hear about that ultrasound Thursday!
Isa: sorry about the cold.
Hello hello hello to everyone else.
Tonight was my scone night of having all 4 kiddos for bedtime alone (Sara is at work). It went okay. Shay was a crank butt and then when I brought him to the bed room and turned out the lights, he thought it was play time. Osh and Ari made some Halloween decorations tonight. And Sara and I both burned separate batches of rice (she was nursing shay when hers was boiling and I just plain forgot about mine. Haha!) despite that everyone ate multiple burritos for dinner so I'd say the rice wasn't missed. Soren is huge. He is a smiling, laughing, rolling, avacado loving machine. He is skinny but super tall (15 lbs and 26.5 inches at 4.5 months old) and has two thigh rolls and a nice healthy double chin and cheeks.
More pictures to come when I'm not on my phone
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