Checking in to subscribe. I'm sorry many of you have such yucky situations.
Shannon, we've got the reflux going on here too, and Hazel is breastfed. It is really hard, I know. Right now, my ped doesn't want to prescribe anything for my poor pukey little one, so we're working on gravity. We have an air filter and a humidifier going, and the head of her basinette propped up, which helps. She also screams bloody murder when we suction her nose, but it helps a lot. The key is to make sure it is really sucking. DH is afraid to put it too far into her nose, or get a really good seal going, so he can never get the stuff out. She hates it when I do it, but I can usually clear her out.
Lasofia, I'm so sorry about the illness. I wish I knew what to say or do that could help. Do you have support from your family. It must be so hard for you mama. Hugs.
Joy, I keep thinking that your baby is coming and everytime I check in, it hasn't come yet! I think it is possible that you might be having a fluid leak. If you think it is, your midwife can check with a test strip. Good labor vibes to you!
Periwinkle, Thanks again for the hugs and advice. Today is Hazel's due date, so kind of a special day for us. She is 6 pounds 5 ounces! We took more pictures of her little face filling out, and I'll try to post them later today. I almost want to take a 40 week belly pic too, just for laughs. I'm glad to hear that it took a few weeks for your little ones to learn to BF, but they did. I keep worrying that she'll never learn. Her last feeding she only took 32mL at the breast. It is soooo challenging. But I keep hoping that as she gets bigger, she'll catch on. If I have to pump for a year to get the milk into her, I will, I just hope I don't. Thanks for keeping us updated on the VBAC/scheduled section decision. I hope whichever way you decide brings you peace, and that you have a great birth.
terenia, My boobs are so big that it makes me want to cry. This is the part of breastfeeding that I hate. Currently a 32G. G for Ginourmous. And actually, lopsided, since I had surgery on the left breast and it doesn't produce as much milk. So the right one is like a full cup size larger. Well, in a year or so they'll be normal again, just hang in there.
Susan, sorry you had a rough weekend with ds. Melanie went through a rough patch before Hazel was born, I think she could sense the anticipation and attention that the baby was getting (even before birth) but she seems to have settled down a bit now. Hopefully your new boundaries will help.
Well folks, off to update Hazel's website and check Ebay. I can't believe none of you have outbid me yet! Gotta read those new baby birth stories too. Happy Monday everyone!