We had hoped to have #4 close in age to William (09/14/09), and were thinking it would probably happen within the next 6 months or so. We had weaned W to a bottle at 8 weeks due to seriously no weight gain for him ( 8 week old he was only 5 ozs over birth weight -6lb 6oz- and had lost 1.5 oz from his 6 week check to 8 week weight check) I loved breastfeeding and tried my hardest to continue but it came down to the point that even with on demand feeding which for him was every 2.5hrs for 1hr-90min sessions at a time, pumping an hr after he ate to increase milk, fenugreek (4 pills 3x a day) and mothers milk plus supplement he just was not thriving. It was sad for me, but his health and development was worth more to me than trying to keep a breastfeeding relationship that was only really good for bonding and not for nourishing him. He gained 1.5 lbs in 6 days on formula once I made the switch. I still offered him the breast after each feeding for the first week and gradually he weaned himself to formula only. It is what it is. Anyways I figured I would ovulate pretty quickly after stopping BF and it looks like DH's little swimmers were in the right place at the right time.
Guessing I am due in August sometime. Our oldest two kids are 11 months 15 days apart. These two will be much closer than that! I havent even had my post partum check with my MW yet due to weather and scheduling issues. She is coming next week to do the visit and now will make it my first prenatal visit too! Crazy!! We are choosing to keep this baby on the down low for our friends and family until the spring. We've never kept it a secret before and thought why not this time? It will be more fun to tell them when I have my preggo belly again and they can see it when we go back home to Seattle for spring break in march.
Rambling I know... I cant believe I already get to join the Aug 2010 DDC!
And btw, I'm on the edge of my seat over in this house. I had 2 periods, and now I'm on day 40. *insert finger tapping here*. We're DONE. No fourth, thankyouverymuch!
Julia(34), Mommy to: Maddie(10), Grace(6), Charlotte (3) and our only Little Man (due 2/23).
It's a crazy life!
I'll just say though that if we do have another one quickly, I'm fine with that. After the hell we went through to get this little guy, I'll take what I can get.
Cristeen ~ Always remembering our warrior ~ Our is 3, how'd that happen?!?!
We welcomed another warrior in May 2012!!
2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012
It's impossible, he's fixed, I'm not cycling, and we haven't even had "real" sex yet So it really is impossible. But it got me thinking about back-to-back babies, and here you post this!!
Congratulations again! As you probably already know, having two close like this is a huge challenge at first, but when they're a few years old it's so wonderful to have a sibling that close in age!
DH is getting the big V in the new year and I am really hoping there will be no 'oops' before then!
Me= crunchy mama to one rambunctious toddler, born on October 1, 2009. And one sweet little baby born January 19, 2012.
I'm really glad it's you and not me though - I definitely want another baby but not so close together!
Have a happy pregnancy!
wife to my , mom to, , , and ! a person is a person, no matter how small.
I was planning a TL, but have decided not to do that at this point, as I want to have the option there in another decade or so.