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Hi all. Thanks for the supportive words despite my long absence!
Well...little Grier was born at 6am on 7th July, 24 hours after my induction started. The induction wasn't fun (8 hours of prostaglandin pain to efface my cervix before labour even began to dilate it!). But the moment they put her on my chest none of that mattered a hoot. She's the best little package I could have dreamed for. Really. It was love at first sight!
She's the easiest baby too, thank god. Ali (Grier's older sister) was an absolute nightmare. I couldn't do another her. Honest to god I couldn't. Grier is the exact opposite though. She's already technically done a sleep through because on Sunday night she slept 6 hours (3am - 9am). Couldn't ask for more than that. The only down side is the feeding. She's an incompetent sucker - something to do with sucking her fingers too much in the womb - and now she can't attach to my booby. I really don't wanna give up breast feeding though so I'm expressing milk for every feed until she gets the hang of it. That means feeding takes twice as long. But if that's the only problem I consider myself very lucky!
We were in hospital for 8 days because she was losing too much weight (cuz' of the feeding problems), & I got an infection (part of the membrane was left behind). So we only got home a coupla days ago, & we're just settling in. Ali's not stoked, but she's not hating it either. She loves babies which helps.
Can't think what else. Thanks so much everyone for your kind words. I hope everyone is doing fine.
Angela - you must be getting awfully close? And howz yours going Mujer?
If anyone is suffering through pregnancy I can categorically say it's well & truly worth every ache & pain!
One gorgeous solstice babe 12/08, two smitten mothers - mothering consciously with conscience and compassion. Birth & Postnatal Doula. Student Midwife. Expecting #2 November '12.
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