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post #21 of 37
What Dena said
post #22 of 37
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I don't think wishing for a healthy child is jerky in the least. What I hear you saying is that you want to have the energy to give all of your children what they need, and you are not sure you will be able to do that as well if this baby has a developmental disorder as well. I think that is a very normal, understandable emotion, and not - repeat not - jerky!

Dh has add, which is on the very mild end of the autism spectrum, and even that can be a real challenge sometimes. I can kinda imagine what it would be like to have a child with this going on, and I can certainly empathize with what you are saying, though, since I am not in your shoes, of course I won't be able to entirely "get" it.
Dena, thank you. You're exactly right. Thank you. :
post #23 of 37
I just hope that my next baby won't have reflux.
post #24 of 37
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I just hope that my next baby won't have reflux.
Yes, dd had a mild(thankfully) problem with that. I could do with out the constant stream of regurgitated milk that dd had coming out her mouth for the first 8 months of her life...
post #25 of 37
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I just hope that my next baby won't have reflux.
Oh, jeez, yes. Rachel had colic (not much reflux but she was definitely miserable!) and I SO hope this kid doesn't.
post #26 of 37
Another wild child is expected but I'd love for this Babe to be a good sleeper. I've never had one. What are they like???
post #27 of 37
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I just really hope she's a much mellower baby than my second. He cried so much and I had such severe post partum depression. I am actually in therapy so he can watch me for signs of it. I don't want to do that again!
You said it. Last child, I literally had a nervous breakdown and couldn't take care of her or myself. It was so awful, I hope I never go through that again. I think it was mainly situational though ( I was in process of divorcing her father). This time I am happily married and hoping for the best.
post #28 of 37
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You said it. Last child, I literally had a nervous breakdown and couldn't take care of her or myself. It was so awful, I hope I never go through that again. I think it was mainly situational though ( I was in process of divorcing her father). This time I am happily married and hoping for the best.
Situational sucks because everyone is so stressed out! I think that's part of why dd was such a crier. I had PPD and dh was no more use than a bump on a log. : : He is so much better this time around! (Finally! )
post #29 of 37
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Yes, dd had a mild(thankfully) problem with that. I could do with out the constant stream of regurgitated milk that dd had coming out her mouth for the first 8 months of her life...
Did they check for a milk protein allergy first? DS was diagnosed with reflux by two different doctors without doing a scope. It turned out all along it was caused by milk allergy through breast milk. Once I stopped drinking milk or eating milk products it totally went away.
post #30 of 37
Well for the birth, I hope to be more calm and more patient than I was with dd's birth.

For the kid herself, I just hope we can both get the hang of nursing quickly. I am a BFAR mom (breastfeeding after a reduction). Anyway, because of my last 3 kids (I stopped with everyone before 1 month old) I just don't have a lot of CONFIDENCE in my bfing ability. I'm going to DO it, but I feel like a first time mom.

So wish me lots of good nursing vibes there.
post #31 of 37
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Well for the birth, I hope to be more calm and more patient than I was with dd's birth.

For the kid herself, I just hope we can both get the hang of nursing quickly. I am a BFAR mom (breastfeeding after a reduction). Anyway, because of my last 3 kids (I stopped with everyone before 1 month old) I just don't have a lot of CONFIDENCE in my bfing ability. I'm going to DO it, but I feel like a first time mom.

So wish me lots of good nursing vibes there.
Lots and lots of ~great nursing vibes~ to you Yuma!!!!
It's gonna be great!!!

post #32 of 37
I hope that unlike dd, this child will not have problem teeth (5 caps by age 3 : regardless of a healthy diet and good brushing). I hope that he'll be more outgoing and less clingy. Although I love her as she is, I can't imagine having 2 clinging to my legs!

I hope that like dd, this child will love books, nursing, playing with the dog, and nature--animals, fish, leaves, bark, trees. I hope that like dd and dh, he'll love art and making artwork.
post #33 of 37
I also hope that this one likes cars and trucks as much as his big brother, because we have a lot of them! And it might be nice for DS #1 to have someone to play them with!
post #34 of 37
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I also hope that this one likes cars and trucks as much as his big brother, because we have a lot of them! And it might be nice for DS #1 to have someone to play them with!
ditto on this one with anything Thomas the Tank Engine. It will make my $$$$$ investment even MORE worth it!
post #35 of 37
Fortunately our Thomas/Thomas compatible stuff is on loan from my niece who is too old to play with them but still wants them back -- so we saved big time there. But it's going to be lot of years I suspect before we give them back...she may have her own kids by then!
post #36 of 37
Yeah! I had sooo much fun (and spent sooo much money) playing trains with DD the beginning of this pregnancy. Now the slight bending over to push the train around the track on the train table is killer!
post #37 of 37
If we can just have a calm at home post partum and get off to a good start nursing, I think we'll be good. I haven't had an uneventful first week yet, so I'm really hoping for that.
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