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post #41 of 65
Nicole I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.
post #42 of 65
Thank you all.

And Shanana - I am so sorry to hear about your aunt.
post #43 of 65
I'm sorry for your losses ladies.
post #44 of 65
s Nicole & Shanana. I'm sorry to hear about your losses.

M is a month old! How did that happen? I feel like I was just posting "I want this kiddo out of me" and now he's already a month old.

Got all moved today, now it's time for the unpacking. Doing rather well considering, but moving with a small little one bites a big one. I felt like days consisted of; nurse, pack, nurse, load truck, nurse, load babe, drive, nurse, unload and then repeat 5 zillion more times. Thank goodness the big 'uns are in fl on vacation with their dad.

Oh, question; is there any particular way to stave off PPD? I honestly don't feel it's that, just everything crazy going on - but I'd rather keep it from happening, if possible than risk with everything else right now.
post #45 of 65
Oh, question; is there any particular way to stave off PPD? I honestly don't feel it's that, just everything crazy going on - but I'd rather keep it from happening, if possible than risk with everything else right now.

There is a homeopath that is in a local parenting group with me, and with my last she told me to make sure to get all of the full fat stuff and increase cod liver oil because nursing really depletes your supply and effects mood.
post #46 of 65
Oh, today is already one of those days. The moment Toby and I got out of bed, he started screaming and I think I've gotten about 5-10 minutes of non-screaming time since then. I have no idea what's wrong with him. Nursing, diapers, paci, nothing works. He's just.not.happy.

There's also nothing for lunch, DH is in Maryland today for work, I can't drive to get anything, and my cats destroyed the living room last night, so that needs to be cleaned before the guys come to deliver the oven.

Ugh.
post #47 of 65
E was like that yesterday. I think he's having a growth spurt (lots of nursing+fussy).
post #48 of 65
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Originally Posted by kalisage View Post
Oh, question; is there any particular way to stave off PPD? I honestly don't feel it's that, just everything crazy going on - but I'd rather keep it from happening, if possible than risk with everything else right now.
Sunshine can also help, especially when you're just feeling it coming on. I think, too, that awareness that your in a tough situation with the moving can also help. Feeling hopeless can dig you into a deeper and deeper depression, so knowing that there's an end in sight may keep things at a level manageable by homeopathics, B vitamins, etc.

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Oh, today is already one of those days. The moment Toby and I got out of bed, he started screaming and I think I've gotten about 5-10 minutes of non-screaming time since then. I have no idea what's wrong with him. Nursing, diapers, paci, nothing works. He's just.not.happy.

There's also nothing for lunch, DH is in Maryland today for work, I can't drive to get anything, and my cats destroyed the living room last night, so that needs to be cleaned before the guys come to deliver the oven.

Ugh.
Can you order a pizza? I've got boxes stacked up in the corner from several nights of not cooking (not sure if you're still off dairy, but I order it cheeseless with no problem). Hope things calm down.
post #49 of 65
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s Sara. We've been having a hard time lately too. I am so unbelievably tired. I really feel like I'm going to lose it .
post #50 of 65
Thread Starter 
Amy, are you around? Wondering how the neuro appt went on Monday. Been thinking about you .
post #51 of 65
Thanks for the hugs guys.

Molck, pizza is a great idea. Can't order one because it isn't kosher, but I think I have some Bagel Bites in the freezer, and those fit in the toaster oven!

Toby is (thankfully) snoring on the Boppy next to me. The oven is in (though not installed or hooked up until tomorrow, and then I have to go through the process of kashering it with an infant in arms , the workmen are out, and I'm going to sit on my butt and watch Animal Planet and the Simpsons and nurse and play on my computer until DH comes home.
post #52 of 65
Things are fine here now that I have figured out that I have to go to bed much earlier, and wake up before the kids to coffee and eat before they wake up. We are exhausted every night, but dd sleeps very well so I actually get 4-5 hour blocks of sleep. I can't complain. I am going to try to go to work tomorrow at the baby store and wear dd the whole time. The owner is really nervous about it b/c she thinks I'll be distracted by dd and not be working very much. We'll see how it goes.
post #53 of 65
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Amy, are you around? Wondering how the neuro appt went on Monday. Been thinking about you .
Thanks for thinking about me! It's been a busy week here, I just haven't had time to sit down at the computer. Time is short today too, so I'll make this quick..

We got good news at the Neuro, but Gage isn't quite out of the woods just yet. They did an u/s of his head and this time they couldn't find anything. So whatever was there all through pregnancy and right after Gage was born is now gone! There is no doubt that something was there though, so the latest theory is that it was a Intracerebral Hemorrhage in the Choroid Plexus and what they saw was the blood from the bleeding. It's not there anymore because it got reabsorbed into his body. Gage got lucky, if you're going to have a hemorrhage you want it in your ventricles because it doesn't cause damage there as it's an open space full of fluid.

This could be a fluke/one time thing or it could be a structural problem with the vessels in the Choroid Plexus and it could happen again. We go back in 3 months for another u/s to see if there is anymore bleeding. The only way to look at the vessels is to have an MRI and he doesn't want to do one until Gage is 6 months old because he has to be sedated. If they find a bad vessel/vessels we'll go from there.

So..we got some very, very good news and we are very happy/relieved. We are very thankful that it's not a tumor. I still worry though because there could still be problems that may require surgery and it's going to be another waiting game to see if we can get some answers. We've done it before and we can do it again, we'll just take things one step at a time like we have been.

Hopefully I'll have time to catch up next week. Gage is doing a bit better but is awake most of the time and wants to be held. We're working on getting him used to the sling.

Sorry to hear of your loss Killick and Shanana.
post #54 of 65
nak

Cephalopelvic Disproportion. That is apparently the cause of my c-section, and the reason I never dilated past 6cm. Apparently my son's 14 inch head was too much for my pelvis to take.

Why does this piss me off?
post #55 of 65
I was labeled CPD w/ds too ... which is odd since I never dilated at all and never really in fact had contractions. Yeah, pisses me off too.

post #56 of 65
Thread Starter 
Amy, that is fantastic news!!!!! I am so happy to hear it . Now we'll just keep hoping that the good news continues as Gage gets older. Thanks for the update .

s Sara. I'm no expert, but I think a lot of women are "diagnosed" with this when it's not true. I think there are others here who can speak from a more informed position, though.
post #57 of 65
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nak

Cephalopelvic Disproportion. That is apparently the cause of my c-section, and the reason I never dilated past 6cm. Apparently my son's 14 inch head was too much for my pelvis to take.

Why does this piss me off?
nak
well maybe, but probably not. i have 3 kids. ds1 and ds2 were emergency cs for alledged cpd. dd1 was a vaginal birth. all three of them had the same size head, ds2 and dd were both in the same position and both had tilted heads so presented slightly wider diameters, plus dd had a nuchal hand.

in between ds2 and dd i saw a cranial osteopath who did some work on me. i had previously seen other more conventional body work people who said there was no problem, but the cranial guy felt a lot of immobility in my sacrum and also thinks that L5 was slipping and reducing my pelvic inlet. when you feel up to it it might be worth getting an holistic assessment from a similar practitioner. plenty of people have said to me that cranial osteopathy (which is pretty similar to "healing") is just a placebo, but since my labour this time was 5 hours long, i'd say that was a pretty strong placebo effect!!! i also know other women who've had success with this - one after 4 CS!

the thing to remember is that our bodies and babies are not fixed into one size or position. heads mould, relaxin lets the pelvis out, you can get pelvic presses to open you up etc etc. whatever the "diagnosis" (and i doubt it's very scientific!) every birth can be different. i think a cpd diagnosis is very often is made based on a long labour and a short mama!

have you seen the ICAN thing on u-tube about CPD?
post #58 of 65
What would cause post partum headaches?
post #59 of 65
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Originally Posted by Jeannabna View Post
What would cause post partum headaches?
tiredness?
an epidural in labour?
post #60 of 65
nak

Thanks for the commiseration, mamas. I'm 4'11" and when not pg 104lbs, so I expected to hear something like CPD. Part of why it makes me so mad, I think. It's an easy diagnosis.

I haven't given in to it, and will certainly be the VBAC queen.

Patrick's mummy, I have spondilolisthesis and didn't see my chiro except once during my pregnancy. Wonder if that contributed.
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