Originally Posted by emmalola
Wait- it's not easier? I was just today smugly thinking "thank goodness I've already been through that part!" oh, carp.
mmm yeah. i was feelin smug about that too
. silly me.
Originally Posted by emmalola
And jstar, don't stop talking about the babe! i can't wait to snuggle the lentil without him having to hold on for dear life. Your little messages are a beacon of hope!
tee hee. that's exactly what isaac was doing. nothing like the baby taking up all the lap real estate! i am also LOVING sleeping on my back. can't wait to sleep on my stomach again once the boob pain is gone
Originally Posted by mcsarahb
Jstar, I'm sorry to hear about the boobie issues. It sounds like a latch problem to me. Nipples shouldn't be scabby, ever. Have you had his latch evaluated by an LC? A *good* LC? If you want a name, go to Beyond Birth (Dixie or Lyla) at Zenana.
it really was a latch problem that started the scabbing. at first it was hard to get him to latch on at all and he wouldn't take the left boob. so my left one is relatively unscathed and the right one is the damaged one. then his latch was getting better and i asked the nurse and she thought it looked good because both his lips were flanged out. i requested the LC at the hospital and was on the schedule but she never made it. and i checked out a few hours early because i was feeling
: being in that room for 2 days.
THEN my milk came in and i got so engorged he was just getting the nipple and not the aerola. or he would get a good latch and when the letdown was too strong he'd start pulling off to just the tip. so i bought a nipple shield on tuesday and i'm using that for the initial part to slow the flow until the boob gets a little softer and he can nurse well. it seems to be helping. or i'm pumping a tiny bit if they're too painful.
i was really worried when he wasn't peeing much that he wasn't feeding well but his weight was 10lb2oz on sunday and 10lb11oz on wednesday. now he's peeing and pooping to beat the band.
i considered going to an LC on tuesday but we are cash-poor right now waiting on a long overdue paycheck. (i think today is payday again and still no paycheck dangit). i was thinking of lyla because i really like her advice in the pdx thread. i *think* we're figuring it out
Originally Posted by Miss Juice
jstar, even after Ethan was born (#3!) I was surprised at how sore my nips were. Then I realized - yes, *I* have done this before, but HE hasn't!
that's exactly it-- ebin had to learn and he definitely wasn't a natural. i think i'm surprised at the engorgement though. overeager boobies
glad it wasn't a UTI. i can imagine being *very* on edge about that with alison
the newest saga - ebin has goopy eye! i put breastmilk in it but it didn't do anything. and i can't remember what else to do. time to get the books out
i think we're going to take isaac for a haircut today. he's lookin shaggy. i'm giong to take him to bishops and hope it is more 'hip' than 'military' like his last haircut
i can't believe how far along the next gestating babes are!!! we're going to have more siblings soon
: it still hasn't really sunk in that i have 2 kids
i bought one pack of sposies to use with ebin until the cord stump fell off. and i bought size 1 not newborn because i figured i'd have a biggun. we're only 1/2 way through the pack and he's leakin out of every one. too small! so i put his first cloth one on this morning. awwww cute!
i don't know how much chiro care i'm going to get in now. the new budget is purty tight and ours is $40 a visit. i really liked it while i was pregnant
hey renae - i hope your
is gettin better. i feel ya on the bleedin thang. and i *hate* pads.
i feel like i've hardly seen doug...he was back to work monday morning. i'm glad it is almost the weekend again!