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post #1 of 5
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Great idea Melaniee We should all give updates on how things are going with our new babes, how we feel about the birth and everything now, and just general stuff. This way maybe we can hear from the Mamas who don't chat much in our life with a babe thread.
post #2 of 5
Cool I'll play. Emily and I have a yucky case of thrush but I don't have the $ to take her to the Dr. so I am trying to treat it with natural remedies I started treating yesterday so we shall see if it really works. My hubby is really getting on board with all this natural stuff when I told him Emily has thrush the first thing he says is can you treat it without chemicals? so sweet Anyway my house is done now and we should be able to move in one week FINALLY. This couldn't come at a better time because I just bought an online business and I really need to get everything set up for that. Emily is now pushing nine pounds which is awesome she is still a bit of a slow grower but it works for her so I guess I'm ok with it.

I feel pretty good about Emily's birth although I did go through a bit of mourning for my fertility I had a tubal ligation so no more babies for me. I think I have come to terms with it though. I guess thats it hope everyone else is doing well.

Blessings to all this Holiday season
post #3 of 5
I'll play too!
I still think about how wonderful and amazing Coren's home waterbirth was. I'm so glad we got his birth on tape - we've been able to share it with people we're very close to who couldn't be here for his birth.

I'm struggling through this month with some depression and anxiety (Nov. is a bad month for me - anniversaries of the loss of my first love to leukemia and our baby to abuse) but am doing OK. We got to take a 5 day vacation to PA to visit my in-laws for Thanksgiving and we all had a wonderful time. We were sad to leave! We finally got our minivan this month. While in PA, I had my MIL cut my hair - which is now shorter than it's been in YEARS. It needed it, but I can't wait for it to grow longer again! I think I may color it purple. I want another tattoo, but need to save up the money and find my tattoo artist first!

Coren is doing great. At 10.5 weeks he's about 16 lbs and 24.5 inches. He smiles, laughs, "talks" to people, holds his head up incredibly well especially when on his belly, he rolls over, he grabs things and puts them in his mouth, he is very alert and aware of the world around him and he loves to look around and interact with the world. ECing is going great. He's a cuddly, laid back baby. He recently developed what appears to be a cyst over his left eye and we're keeping an eye on that for the next few weeks/months. We're hoping it goes away on its own or at least doesn't grow any bigger.

My older three kids are doing great with Coren - the major sibling rivalry is over who gets to hold him next! They even try to get rid of me (telling me to go do laundry or something) so that they can have him all to themselves! Triandem nursing is going great.

I can't wait to read everyone's updates!!!
post #4 of 5
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I am doing well and loving my time with my baby to bits. She is growing well, and nursing well, and blabbering at us, which I think is just so cute. She is about 12 and a half pounds, which is weird because she was gaining weight a lot before, but she is still growing out of stuff and she's nice and chubby, so I know she's doing well. She is very smiley and content, and sleeps well at night. Our schedule is still a bit wonky, but we are getting enough sleep so I don't care when.

I still have some issues about my transfer to the hospital, but overall I am happy with how my birth went. I am so glad we were both healthy, and so glad I had such fabulous midwives. The more I think about it, the happier I am with the good points, and the less I care about what I thought was bad about it - how can the birth of my beautiful child be anything but wonderful? I find I'm forgetting all the bad parts and only remembering the parts I want to, which is good Yay for mother's hormones lol. Sometimes I feel a bit selfish dwelling on my own feelings about dd's birth, but I think it's been good for me to really think about it, and realise I did something great and can do it again.
post #5 of 5
I'm still on a "birth of my dreams" high. I hope it never ends.

Elowyn is doing well. She is quite the grower and quite the sleeper. I didn't know that babies actually came this way. I'm embarrassed to admit how well she sleeps, but let's just say our son was 2 before he slept this well and I hope I'm not jinxing myself. She is a bit of a night owl and loves to sleep in, a Mama's girl. I put her in her Amby Hammock to start the night and if she wakes she joins us in bed. Many nights I "wear" her to sleep in a fleece pouch.

She's very smiley and has even given me one laugh so far. I was singing the Carpenter's "Close To You," and she did a laugh that sounded like she was hyperventilating. As Dh says, I sing "in the key of me," so apparently she agrees.

Ds adores her so much. I'm so lucky that we've not had any jealousy issues, but we do have to remind him to be gentle now & then or speak quietly if we're at that pivotal "just fell asleep" moment. Ds is really the sweetest though. Elowyn HATES the car and he has to sit back there right next to her screaming her head off. He says, "It's okay baby, I'm here..."

She & Ds, so far, are absolutely complete opposites in every way I can think of!

I feel quite badly as she's probably cried as much in her short 3 months as Ds did in his 4 years. She just has to wait more than he did, and she's not so patient, plus she has to go in the car that she detests all the time. I feel so bad, I think it's desensitized me to her sadness.
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