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12/30 Weekly Thread

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hi mamas!
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! joy.gif

 

 

How is everyone doing? I think we still have a few mamas who are waiting to deliver? Looks like we will have some January babies! love.gif

 

How are all those babies doing? How is everyone doing with postpartum stuff?

post #2 of 22
Thinking of all you January mamas! Wonder if we'll have any New Year's Eve babies... smile.gif

I still can't believe that I have a 19-day-old! I really thought I'd go over my dd. So blessed to start the year off with my little one!
post #3 of 22

It looks like I'm heading for 2013. We were thinking about naming a girl Eve if she was born today. :) I still think it's a boy, and today won't be the day. ;)

post #4 of 22

Happy new year!!!

 

I wrote this in Pepper's thread, but in case you don't all see it, I want to say it again:

I really appreciate all of the mamas on these boards and the time we've spent together and all the amazing support that I've been given over the last ten months.  So, thank you!!!

 

Pepper is a little over two days old now and seems to be settling into the world a bit.  My milk came in last night and she has been nursing *constantly* so I think she'll quickly move up from her tiny fairy build!  Other than that, I'm still planted on the couch with her, drinking chais and eating cupcakes - seriously! 

 

My poor dp immediately came down with a horrible cold the morning after Pepper was born and so even though he's home we haven't exactly been getting to snuggle up together with the baby.  I really think he just put so much into the birth and supporting me, that his immunity completely plummeted right afterward.  He was so amazing for me through the birth though - this was our first baby together and it was an incredible experience to do it with someone I'm so in love with.... 

 

hugs and kisses

post #5 of 22
Kel, chai and cupcakes sounds incredible! What a great time of year to snuggle in and munch on tasty treats. So glad to hear you're both doing well!

Finally got DS to fall asleep in his ring sling (though it involved letting him nurse until he was out, which is still a little tricky for me in the sling). Babywearing makes things so much easier! I even folded laundry and made a sandwich. smile.gif

Any New Years Eve plans? A friend is having a big oyster roast and I think we'll stop by for a bit. Love me some oysters!
post #6 of 22
Hi mummas!

Kel- so excited for you! So happy you got your HB and your sweet girl!!!!! smile.gif congrats again! Are you relieved she is here? Xxx
Chica- don't you love attachment parenting?!?!? How would people do things without babywearing, co sleeping and breastfeeding?? Makes life enjoyable and delicious and soooo much easier!! How is little Charlie? What's an oyster roast :/ lol not heard of it before!
Sweetest day- I LOVE the idea of calling a girl Eve if she was born on NYE smile.gif gorgeous! We are all still here to support you no matter when you birth smile.gif
Tropicana- how is all going over there?

AFM- things are slowing down here which is so so nice! Lots of nursing and sleeping and resting smile.gif
DH goes back to work in 24 hours but only for a 5 hour shift so hopefully that will go ok.. We haven't gone that long without him yet so fingers crossed.
Winnie is going well. Lots of changes. She is now making eye contact on purpose and is awake between feeds a lot more. It's crazy and exciting to see these changes smile.gif I love being a mum so so much!

Much love to all smile.gif those waiting and those bringing the new year in with Squishies xxxxxxxxxx
post #7 of 22

Hi mamas! I feel as though I've been in a baby haze, lol. Charlotte is 11! days old and my family is all doing really well...I hope the same is true for all of you mamas, whether you've yet had your sweet babes or not! The holidays were lovely here, complete with plenty of snow and Charlotte has been a dream. I still haven't posted much of a birth story,..but it was pretty much perfect. My water broke at 5:30 am on the 20th (which either puts me at 39 weeks and 6 days or 40 weeks and 2 days depending on LMP or ovulation) and labor picked up pretty quickly, Dh was amazing and the girls didn't get up until about 7:30 (which is exceptionally late for them) they were coloring and playing, occasionally coming in to check on how things were going, Henry woke up around 8:30 and Dh got going on breakfast for them, at this point I was lost to the contractions, they were coming one on top of another and I was tolerating them in an all fours position, all of a sudden I felt the need to get up so I walked around our master bath, I felt a strong urge to push, gave a shout to dh and he came in as I was pushing her head out,, one more push and her body was delivered (all from standing) and dh announced it was a girl (the only ultrasound we had at 18 weeks pronounced a "DEFINITE" boy, lol) apparently there was plenty of fluid left as Dh got soaked, lol, the placenta came out easily about 5 minutes later, the kids came in and were thrilled, although Henry, who came in while I was delivering and watched Charlotte being born was a bit quiet for awhile, she weighed 7lbs 1oz, 19 1/2 inches long, and is perfect in every way <3 It was my third vaginal birth, second HBAC and my first UC/UP. 

 

 

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Chica-Congrats on your sweet Charlie being 19 days old!

Sweetest-Hang in there mama!

Kel-Congrats on Pepper! Yum about the chai and cupcakes, sorry to hear dp is sick but so glad that your sweet babe was borne of so much love!

Travelmumma-So glad to hear all is well with you and Winnie, what a journey you have been through mama!!!! good luck tomorrow!


Edited by darkblue0729 - 12/31/12 at 4:24pm
post #8 of 22

I'm so jealous of all you mamas with babes!  I'm a bit over 39 weeks and have had contractions all day (sex induced), but since they aren't getting stronger I'm ignoring them.  Really hoping for a baby soon, though, because my DP has the next week before starting a new job at the University.  I can't see him being able to take any time off as the research position requires two months of extensive training so not an ideal time to have a baby... Yesterday morning I woke up at 6:30 a.m. with the worst diarrhea, vomiting, sweats and a seriously racing heart.  I was able to calm down and breathe through whatever it was and fall back asleep.  Woke up a few hours later feeling perfectly healthy and normal.  Really bizarre.  Still not sure what that was all about.  Finally have all my homebirth/UC supplies gathered and a hospital emergency bag packed and ready to roll.  Just crossing my fingers that when things finally get in gear they will go smoothly.  It's snowing like crazy here.  Have a happy and safe New Year's, mamas, and congrats to all of you!  

post #9 of 22

Baby & I have a cold :-(  It is so sad to see a 3 week old sneezing, coughing, snuffling, and with eye boogers!  She's okay, though - sleeping a lot, nursing plenty, and therefore getting her antibodies up.  It's not a bad cold anyway - I feel mostly okay but just a little extra tired/snotty.  We are skipping the 2 NYE parties we were invited to, though.  Fortunately, one of them is just across our driveway so DH took the big kids to it & they'll likely be back before midnght and we can toast together.  I will probably be awake because we've been on a really late schedule (I love DH but putting the kids to bed at 'bedtime' is so not his forte!)  If you can callit a schedule.  Winter is DH's slow time for work, which is great in terms of having both parents around for this transition, not great financially . . .

 

Hotsauce, I hope you get t have your baby soon so you can have some time with your partner on-hand!

 

Darkblue - thanks for shating your story!  I love how 'normal life' it sounds :-)

 

Travelmumma - glad things are going smoothly for you atm.  You've had too much excitement & deserve some smooth sailing!

post #10 of 22

Happy New Year to everyone! Again, I haven't been as active on the forums as I'd like, but with three boys 5 and under...who has time? lol. I hope everyone is doing well with their new additions! Cedar is doing great, now 15 days old. I can't believe it. I will now leave you with a sweet picture I took of Cedar and his daddy. love.gif

 

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post #11 of 22

Lovely birth story Kelly - thanks for sharing that!  And our baby girls were really close to the same size at birth - Pepper was 6 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches.  How big is Charlotte now? 

post #12 of 22

Hi Everyone - I've been sporadically keeping up with everyone's posts. I haven't had much time to respond however. I just posted Porter's birth story, here is the thread: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371260/porters-birth-story

 

Happy New Year to everyone. I can't believe we didn't have a Christmas or New Year's baby (well we still might have a New year's one...)

post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 

I am loving reading the updates about your babies!! love.gif

 

Marcus is ONE month old today! The time is flying so fast. I think a lot of that may be because we have had one sickness after another in our house. This last round I got this flu (or something like it) that the kids had and I had a fever for 4-5 days. So not fun! But I am happy to say that except for some residual coughs our family has been healthy for 2 days...first time in 3 weeks! But I have been trying to read up on everyone's updates when I sit down to nurse.

 

Marcus is doing great. Besides still being on an every 60-90 minute eating schedule (this includes night time) he is a really easy baby. I am looking forward to some longer stretches of sleep at night and hoping those happen sometime soon. thumb.gif  
Marcus was 8 pounds at birth (I have no idea if he lost weight after birth) but now at 1 month old he is 11 pounds, 6 ounces. I figure this almost 3-1/2 pound weight gain is from all this nursing that he loves to do! I know he has grown at least 3 inches too.  I think today is the last day he will be able to wear his 0-3 month clothes so I will pack them up and put the 3-6 months on his shelves. Bittersweet....



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post #14 of 22
Hi. orngbiggrin.gif I'm back and I have a one-day-old. orngbiggrin.gif

I had my successful HBAC with my biggest baby yet, 9 lbs 6 oz. (And I'm only 5'0" o.O) Josiah Nathan, a New Year's Eve baby. smile.gif I'm still working in his birth story but it'll probably be a couple of weeks before I post it, b/c I want to see my pictures and video first, since that will help me get things in order.

post #15 of 22

welcome to the new babies! I am going to read the stories in a moment. Kelly thanks for sharing yours here! very beautiful birth :))))

 

Talysen & I are both feeling better after our cold. He is still a little snuffly, but no more fever or coughing, thank goodness! He is a really easy baby (knock on wood!) and his brothers and sisters are all so in love! I feel pretty well recovered at this point (though still taking it easy, not lifting heavy things, taking a daily nap, etc). I've also got a crazy sex drive already, which of course I am shelving, lol, as I haven't even stopped bleeding yet. But DP and I are enjoying the extended anticipation ;)

 

I don;t remember if I posted anything here about this, but Talysen has two hematomas on his head from the birth. We were getting worried as they weren't changing at all, so we ended up taking him to see a ped who sent us up to the children's hospital for an ultrasound. He slept through the whole process (advantages of a children's hospital - they had a warmer on the gurney, dark lighting, etc) & we were told they are normal hematomas (no hemmorage or anything), so nothing to worry about. It was a scary process driving to the hospital though, not knowing if we would be coming home that night or not!

 

Much love to everyone as we start out a new year with these new little beings!

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Oh yeah, forgot to add this picture!

 

Talysen's first bath :)

 

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post #17 of 22
Okay, 60 hours postpartum has come and gone. Where is my milk? :waiting: I'm supposed to have milk now, given my history (my mature milk came almost right at 60 hours postpartum the other three times). I can totally squeeze out drops and when J nurses, he takes big gulps and swallows, but I still just have the clear-to-slightly-cloudy stuff going on.
post #18 of 22

It's very inspiring to see everyone's little ones! Now, if only this bub could see them maybe she'd wanna come out, lol. Had my very first ever NST today (41+1) and everything checks out perfect. She seems to be very content in there. I have absolutely no signs that she'll be born soon. BH are the same as always, a little achy in the hips and back but just not a whole lot to report. We're doing epo, rrl, long walks, lots of housework (bending, vacuuming, moving heavy things). I tried homeopathic pulstilla for two days last week. Might run out tomorrow and grab some gelsemium but I really don't think anything's going to 'work' until this kid decides it's time. Also tried: spicy food, nipple stim and sex. My mw says on Monday that we'll a bpp and then throw everything possible at a natural induction. She did sweep my membranes today...and I feel the same.  At least I feel good. I could do this for awhile and be physically fine with it but dp goes back to work on Monday :(

 

Sego - glad to hear that Talysen's hematomas are fine! That must be such a relief.

 

Harmony - what a birth! Congrats!

 

Tropicana - Marcus is so cute!! Love some baby chub!

 

Kelly - Wow! That's a lovely birth story (and what a surprise to have a girl!).

 

Kel - I think now that I *need* to have chai and cupcakes waiting for me after birth. Perfect!

post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by jakesmama View Post

It's very inspiring to see everyone's little ones! Now, if only this bub could see them maybe she'd wanna come out, lol. Had my very first ever NST today (41+1) and everything checks out perfect. She seems to be very content in there. I have absolutely no signs that she'll be born soon. BH are the same as always, a little achy in the hips and back but just not a whole lot to report. We're doing epo, rrl, long walks, lots of housework (bending, vacuuming, moving heavy things). I tried homeopathic pulstilla for two days last week. Might run out tomorrow and grab some gelsemium but I really don't think anything's going to 'work' until this kid decides it's time. Also tried: spicy food, nipple stim and sex. My mw says on Monday that we'll a bpp and then throw everything possible at a natural induction. She did sweep my membranes today...and I feel the same.  At least I feel good. I could do this for awhile and be physically fine with it but dp goes back to work on Monday :(

 

 

Oh, I have been there. With DS1 I had to have NST after 41 weeks. I felt great, baby checked out great but emotionally I was worn out! I finally delivered at 42 weeks!
Hang in there. I'm glad you are still checking in and keeping us updated. :-)

post #20 of 22
My 5 week old sweetie just had a warm bath, a tummy full of milk, and I am rocking him while he is drowsing off to lullaby music. I wish I could stop time. My heart aches to watch him growing so fast. I hope everyone is just as happy as I am tonight and soaking in all those memories. This year is going to just fly by and we will have walking, talking toddlers before we know it.
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