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and Happy Birthday Adrienne! : :
Happy (late) Birthday, Kate!!!!
post #42 of 114
henhao, new mama, adrienne
post #43 of 114
adrienne - Big HUGS for you mama. Situations like that are sooo rough. s Just to let you know, we are always here for you.
post #44 of 114
<<<<Hugs>>>>> Adrienne, I"m so sorry that you're having to deal with this. May everything work out for you. Wish I could give you an IRL hug.


<<<<<Hugs>>>>> New Mama~ I hope your dad has a fulfilling rest of his life; for him and his family as a whole.

<<<<Hugs>>>> to anyone else that may need it.


I hope everyone has/ had a Happy Holy Week with their kiddos. Whether that be Easter, E Ostara, Passover, etc.
post #45 of 114
A BIG HUG for everyone in here who needs it...


It's been a chaotic week here.

I found out Justin has jaundice on the day I left the hospital and I had to take him to pediatrics in another hospital for 2 1/2 days to treat it (suntanning). Staying in the hospital with him for so long has been very stressful and no sleep for me! I am never going back to this hospital again!! It was a different one from the one I delivered at...the room service was crappy, the hospital was noisy and the nurses were bitchy, and the room was so tiny and semiprivate.: His jaundice level was 25 in the beginning and now it's around 11 so it's going down pretty fast. (levels 1-8 is considered normal).

So even though the delivery was indeed very fast, my recovery this time is extremely painful the second time around. I had hemorroids for the first 5 days, major cramping and blood clots till now and my back still hurts. Doctor said no picking up Christopher, who feels like 50 lbs to me right now!! and getting up takes an extra minute. My milk actually didn't come in until 2 days after I got home so in the meantime, I had to give him some formula, right now I am doing both breast milk and formula for Justin so DH can help me during the day and to help get rid of his jaundice.

Speaking of Christopher...I already feel like I haven't spend enough time with him, from the day I was in labor to yesterday when I got back from the pediatrics. I missed him. Good part of it is that he's spending more time with DH!

Oh yea, Emily, I already feel like 2 hands and 1 lap isn't enough!! Usually once at night when both of them woke up and both wants boobie.

Well the weather sucks here, about 40 degrees where the normal is 65! I was hoping to go see the cherry blossoms in DC but now I am not sure.

Well I'll read you guys later mamas! Other than his jaundice issue, Justin is doing great. I can't believe he's actually a calmer and less demanding baby than Christopher!

P.S. I call Justin "Mr. Yellow Man". :
post #46 of 114
Nonny, sorry you've had such a rough time of it. I hope your recovery speeds up and you're able to enjoy your time with your boys...and maybe get some time to pamper yourself, too.
post #47 of 114
Nonny - you sound good, and I hope life isn't too crazy! I'm glad you're home. Take good care of yourself!

Oh, Adrienne - - I'm sorry. Please let us know how it's going for you and how you're doing.

And to you, too, Deb. How are you feeling now?

And YAY to you, Sarah - working out for 2 hours?! I hope you enjoyed every last bite of your sandwich and soup. You rock.

We're back at my mom's house now - Day 13? I think this is.....I planned on going home today, but there is - no kidding - 3 feet of new snow where we live. I just don't feel up to it right now....may stay down here for a few more days. I want springtime!

Love to all.
post #48 of 114
Adrienne -- HUGS. My heart is breaking for you.

Kristin -- I don't know if you come here anymore. I send you hugs and love and hope you can receive them even if you don't see this post!

Nonny -- Which hospital did you go to that stunk? Was it SGAH? I'd like to know where to avoid (if I need one).


Thank you for your kindnesses and hugs. I think it's hormones. I had a tea for some friends and pushed through it -- cleaning and cooking. It kept me occupied.

Also, DD has had trouble sleeping lately,so I am sleep deprived and that does really weird things to me. About an hour ago, I had a panic that I had left O in her crib and forgotten to take her to the sitter's house. Of course, I took her!! The other day I was out and thought I'd forgotten DD somewhere when she was at home with DH. My mind just does not work right with this nutty sleep.

I do not know what is going on with DD, and I hope it passes soon!

Thank you to all of you for being here.
post #49 of 114
Nonny -- Which hospital did you go to that stunk? Was it SGAH? I'd like to know where to avoid (if I need one).

If you mean SGAH as in Shady Grove Adventist Hospital then YES YES YES and YES! I am never going back there even when I am dying on my death bed! I went to Frederick Memorial for delivery and I LOVED it there! Definitely a 5 star hospital.

btw: I live like 2 minutes away from SGAH.
post #50 of 114
Adrienne - so sorry you are going through a tough time. We are here for you.

All - A is changing so much. We went to an Easter party last weekend and there were lots of babies there and she just seemed so BIG! She is really understanding a lot, lot, lot and becoming very attached to her papa. She said "Lily" last week and sis is in heaven. She will try other words, but still prefers signing. I counted 42 different signs last week : .

She is taking forever to fall asleep these days and MUST have a parental unit in the room with her. She will lay in her crib, but it takes 30-45 minutes for her to settle enough to sleep and don't even THINK about leaving the room! Most nights dh and I share this duty which seems to be working OK.

We are planning a trip to CA this summer and I'm starting to panic that I'm about 10 (really 15) pounds heavier than I'm comfortable being. We are looking at joining the Y, but I truly don't know when I'll find the time to work out. Anyone working out at home with any success? My diet could use some improvement, but getting yummy chocolate truffles from the Easter Bunny really doesn't help. Sigh....

Nonny, can I see some pics of that cute new baby everyone's talking about? How's the jaundice? Is the formula/bottle impacting bfing at all? Is C delighted that the milk is back?
post #51 of 114
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We are planning a trip to CA this summer and I'm starting to panic that I'm about 10 (really 15) pounds heavier than I'm comfortable being. We are looking at joining the Y, but I truly don't know when I'll find the time to work out. Anyone working out at home with any success?

Working out at home is a lost cause at our house. I got a gym membership which I get money back from insurance. So I have to get so many workouts in each month. It is a great break...BUT I haven't lost an ounce in the 2 months I've been going. :

My 10-15 pounds won't budge. And it doesn't help that we are still imprisioned in our house. We got 14 inches of snow last week and we're supposed to get another 3-4 inches tomorrow. : :

We Easter egg hunted in the snow and the temp was in the low 20's. Aaaaaaarg!
post #52 of 114
Kate -- Working out at home?!?! Someday. Definitely not now. But I am getting a jogger stroller in the coming weeks - if I can ever sell my Fuzzibunz (which auction ebay removed recently : ) and raise the $$ - and I am jogging these kids all over heck this summer. Is that something that would work for you? I am so happy A said Lily's name! That is so cool!
---and speaking of sibling relations, on our end, Adam has begun taking toys away from Sarah. As he takes them, he smiles and says "please" to her. But firmly takes them nevertheless.... Must figure out how to deal with this one. She thinks he's hilarious when he does it, so I'm trying to GD it as best I can....... Oh, and the Easter Bunny rocks. Yummy truffles over here, too.

Jamie, I am truly sorry about the snow. I am feeling your pain. I was supposed to be home today, but since dh and I began the road trip in separate cars/separate dates, I am still at my mom's house. I just can't bear to do the snow this week, so I'm waiting down here until some of it melts. I am just so...over it. : More this year than most.

Adrienne and Nonny and Deb - still sending lots of love your way.

Oh, and one more thing totally not parenting related. My sister and I were shopping today - and I was looking for jeans (one more size down - yea!) - and Old Navy didn't have my size out on the rack. (They did have sizes 0, 1, and 2, but let's just say that wasn't particularly helpful.) My sister found the size and sent me into the dressing room. Only after I pulled the jeans on did I discover that they were "skinny cut" and "ultra low rise" jeans. Talk about a cure for taking yourself too seriously!!! This mama pooch actually went *over* the *top* of the jeans! I died laughing - Sarah was even giggling - and the dressing room chick probably thought I had lost my mind. I couldn't stop laughing, picturing myself wearing "skinny ultra low rise" jeans loud and proud out on the street....... Funny stuff.

Love to all.
post #53 of 114
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i feel ya there, sista.
now i actually understand "mom pants", not that i could actually wear them (without an extra large shirt that covered the waist and butt completely so no one actually "knew" i was wearing "mom pants"), but i understand now why they exist.
i really can't stand the pooch. i've got the gym right down the street. i've got great intentions. intentions don't take off the pounds, though.
i just got a birthday reading from the woman i get my birthday reading from every year. she is always right on. she said i may get pregnant in july, but i will not be able to hold onto the baby unless i get myself in MUCH better shape. that is definitely some motivation.
and i really don't want to be an out of shape mom with a bad back (as i am now). i want to increase my core strength and be able to lift rafts up over my head again. why does pregnancy have to be such a body thrasher for some? i did prenatal yoga 2x/week, i walked almost every day, i ate what my midwife called a perfect diet, and here i am 19 months later feeling like it's not very fair at all. ha-rumph. wouldn't it be nice if the mom pooch was considered the ultimate in sexy? thank god for my husband, but it's the rest of the world i want to hide from sometimes. the mexican grandma who watches laurel sometimes wears these tight little tanks that her mom pooch rolls right on out of and over her pants. she rocks the stretch marks and stands like a proud mama of god know how many kids. why can't i feel that comfortable in my own skin? oh man...okay, i'm done feeling sorry for myself and being depressed about my figure and whining and moaning...i'm going to go do some sit-ups and go to bed. sorry mamas.
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post #55 of 114
I went to SGAH when I had the PTL (pre-term labor) with O. Did you know that place brags about their stadium lighting on the birth tours? Um, what laboring woman wants bright stadium lights in her face?!!??

Anyway, I was with the Maternity Center midwives there and it was okay. I thought they kept me waiting a long time given that I was in labor several months early. The SGAH nurse was kind but very cold. She spent most of the time looking at her computer as she asked me questions about myself. The Maternity Center midwife actually came over and sat down near me and looked me in the eye. The different in the two was night and day.

One thing that stinks at SGAH is having to share a room after having the baby.

Anyway, I went up that way quite a bit for my ultrasounds. There's an excellent u/s doc right near SGAH.

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Nonny -- Which hospital did you go to that stunk? Was it SGAH? I'd like to know where to avoid (if I need one).

If you mean SGAH as in Shady Grove Adventist Hospital then YES YES YES and YES! I am never going back there even when I am dying on my death bed! I went to Frederick Memorial for delivery and I LOVED it there! Definitely a 5 star hospital.

btw: I live like 2 minutes away from SGAH.
post #56 of 114
I recertified my last Neonatal Resuscitation Program cert at SGAH. The nurses & physicians seemed very technically excellent - it's a medical rescuscitation course, and I thought they did a great job with the mechanics and knowledge of the stuff - altogether one of the better recerts I've ever had....but they were very mainstream about the whole childbirth experience, IMO.
post #57 of 114
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ROTFLMAO!

...but wondering how many years it's going to be until I'm frolicking like that.... Wow, do I want to be back in shape.
post #58 of 114
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the mexican grandma who watches laurel sometimes wears these tight little tanks that her mom pooch rolls right on out of and over her pants. she rocks the stretch marks and stands like a proud mama of god know how many kids. why can't i feel that comfortable in my own skin?
I know exactly what you mean.
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Just curious why a business trip {I assume that's what you meant by a trip out of town for work} would be a deal breaker?
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