Hi Everyone! I've been reading, but not managing to find the time to post in a long while. Sorry for being MIA. It feels a little strange to be reading about 6 week check ups.... Anna
(photos!) will be 12 weeks tomorrow, and 6 weeks ago feels like an eternity to this new mama!
The pics everyone has shared are adorable (including on other threads that i've been stalking!) This DDC sure did produce one beautiful bunch of babies!aromamama-
regarding the bleeding, I'd call the MW again if I were in the situation. Sounds suspicious to still be going that heavily, IMO.lunarlady
, you're going back to work too- and your attitude about it is so lovely. I was, and am much more bitter about it! I really really hope you can find a pumping space. that was a fiasco for me the first few days. Now that it's worked out, it really helps me to relax and have good supply.MFQ
- Oliver is so cute. and sooo sorry to hear about cystocele!! I really hope the dr is right and it clears up completely, and soon!Evie's Mama,
thanks for starting the thread- and I'm sorry you;re not feeling well, and feeling overwhelmed. I cant comment about having 2, obviously, but I can imagine it's a balancing act. Though I do know that it will get fun, and hopefully sooner than later. regarding the stuffy nose, (3rd hand info- not medical advice!) my sister lays her daughter down, and puts a few drops of saline nasal spray into each nostril, then sits her up and lets her sneeze it out. seems to really help her.
I came back to work when Anna was 10 weeks (last week was my first back).
I'm working a 4 day week until the end of the year. Then, we'll see what happens. even 4 days away is just heart-wrenching.Anyone else back at work yet? How are you coping?
I feel like I spend my whole evening preparing for the next morning, and cleaning up the aftermath of the previous morning! getting us out the door would NOT happen if I didnt do most of the prep the night before.
Anna is sleeping well finally! she had days and nights mixed up for a while. She doesnt nap as much as I'd like while with the babysitter, which makes for a cranky girl in the evening. not easy to soothe her and cuddle when i'm making dinner, lunches for next day, cleaning pump parts, etc...
she is smiling, just started coo-ing a lot, and is really discovering her voice during the past few days! it's adorable. She's starting to catch up to the milestones for her age, since she was early and a little slower in the beginning. at her 9 wk appt she was 11 lbs, and 22.5 inches long, i'm certain she's bigger than that now; she's bursting out of her 0-3 month footie PJs now!
She is definitely going to be our little explorer, she is so curious, and doesnt want to miss a thing anywhere
. Her little personality is developing and she is quite particular about how she likes things!
We're still working on babywearing, she loved the moby wrap when she was tiny, but hates it in any carry now. The ergo is quickly becoming hated too- she doesnt want to be confined, but isnt strong enough yet to sit up for long in it.
CDing is still happening on some evenings and weekends- being back at work makes it hard to keep up on all of our household laundry as it is! DH is traveling for at least 1/2 of every week from now until the end of the year, so most everything falls on my shoulders and I'm not great at letting him help when he is home. Have to work on that!
OK, thats my novel talking about myself.
I hope everyone is doing well here, now to stalk a few more threads before getting back to work!