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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-09-2015, 01:20 PM
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MountainMamaGC- I second using a peri bottle to...

MountainMamaGC- I second using a peri bottle to spray while you pee to dilute the pee;it helps with the stinging. I ended up taking miralax in addition to colace for those first few BMs.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-02-2015, 07:35 PM
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I love little thigh rolls on babies! So cute! And...

I love little thigh rolls on babies! So cute! And the pudgy cheeks! And there is something about knowing that the pudginess came from feeding them Mom's milk that makes me feel so accomplished.
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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-02-2015, 07:20 PM
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I'm taking advatage of my oversupply this time,...

I'm taking advatage of my oversupply this time, and haven't taken steps to reduce it, like I ended up doing when I had continuing over supply issues with DD1. So far, I've donated around 300oz total...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 08:21 PM
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It's weird, though, DD1 had a lip tie and a...

It's weird, though, DD1 had a lip tie and a posterior tongue tie, but we never had any issues because of it. She always had a great latch. I guess it has affected DD2 more, though considering we''re...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 03:03 PM
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Posted By MnMtm
DS spent more time nursing than not nursing for...

DS spent more time nursing than not nursing for the first 6 weeks or so. It did eventually get better.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 09:59 PM
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Posted By MnMtm
I've offered DD2 the breast several times today,...

I've offered DD2 the breast several times today, and she wasn't that into it until bedtime when the older kiddos were (supposed to be) in bed. DD1 snuck out to play with DS, but my kids are not...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By MnMtm
Good-job! DS was posterior, so I know what you...

Good-job! DS was posterior, so I know what you mean! That's why I've been almost obsessive about spinning babies with my other pregnancies. LOA is way, WAY easier than LOP!
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-27-2015, 05:23 PM
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Views: 3,466
Posted By MnMtm
Mandamamma- I'm beginning to think our DDC has an...

Mandamamma- I'm beginning to think our DDC has an epidemic of lip and tongue ties! DD2 would click while nursing and couldn't get a deep latch. Even though we still have issues since having it...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-26-2015, 02:59 PM
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Posted By MnMtm
I have to share what feels to me like a...

I have to share what feels to me like a breastfeeding win- Today the older 2 kids are at daycare, (I still have them in daycare 2 days a week while I'm on maternity leave. Daycare has a really fun...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By MnMtm
Love the birth story! Congratulations!!

Love the birth story! Congratulations!!
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-24-2015, 10:56 AM
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Posted By MnMtm
We are still having a rough time latching here....

We are still having a rough time latching here. She still doesn't like to. We are still only nursing 1-2 times per day typically, and the rest of the times, she eats from the bottle. I have been...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By MnMtm
JennyT- What did you do to re-train your baby's...

JennyT- What did you do to re-train your baby's latch after her tongue-tie was released. Megan still only latches when she's really tired, and even then there's not much sucking going on; only a...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,466
Posted By MnMtm
Chasing Dreams- DD2 had a really hard time...

Chasing Dreams- DD2 had a really hard time holding a latch; she would latch and unlatch every dozen seconds or so. Also, she wasn't gaining weight well at first, (until we switched to pumping and...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-18-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By MnMtm
I took DD2 to the dentist yesterday, and it turns...

I took DD2 to the dentist yesterday, and it turns out that she had a posterior tongue-tie, and a lip-tie. We had both of them revised. It was awful to see because I think it's the first time in her...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-16-2015, 09:11 PM
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Posted By MnMtm
In the early days, especially with latching...

In the early days, especially with latching issues, do prefer privacy. Even now with DD2, I can even have my kids in the room if I'm going to have a chance at her latching. My kids are too loud, and...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-16-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By MnMtm
I have always been an extrovert; I have nursed...

I have always been an extrovert; I have nursed around family, and friends and strangers since DS was a couple weeks old because I want to be out socializing with everyone. I think it made some on my...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 09:56 AM
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Posted By MnMtm
SummerStorm22 and NaturallyKait - FOr us, even...

SummerStorm22 and NaturallyKait - FOr us, even latching with the shield is an improvement. Most the time, I still end up feeding her with the bottle. During the daytime, I can sometimes get her to...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 120
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Posted By MnMtm
Our appointment to have DD2 evaluated for...

Our appointment to have DD2 evaluated for tongue-tie is all set, and I got the procedure pre-approved through our dental insurance so that if she needs it clipped, they can go ahead and do it.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-14-2015, 07:25 PM
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Views: 3,466
Posted By MnMtm
So, I broke down and got a nipple shield earlier...

So, I broke down and got a nipple shield earlier this week. I used one with DS. DD never needed one, and I don't want to use one. However, it has helped DD to latch and stay latched. I am planning to...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-14-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By MnMtm
So sorry you're having a rough time! I've said...

So sorry you're having a rough time! I've said before that in my experience, there are 2 things that feel like they're going to last forever when you're experiencing them- college and pregnancy....
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,860
Posted By MnMtm
I always just kept gaining and gaining right...

I always just kept gaining and gaining right until the end. However, since just before delivery, I've lost 25 lbs. 25 lbs in 10 days; I should sell my weight loss secrets- Get pregnant, gain 50-60...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-11-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,323
Posted By MnMtm
We co-sleep. We don't even have a crib or...

We co-sleep. We don't even have a crib or bassinet. Our mattress is pretty firm. DH has temporarily moved to sleeping in our sort-of guest room for now. In the past, DH, me, and the baby have all...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,444
Posted By MnMtm
I have been glad to have my placenta pills. I...

I have been glad to have my placenta pills. I have still had some emotional times, but I feel like I'm recovering and handling things better this time around. I have been taking 2 per day.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-09-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,466
Posted By MnMtm
NaturallyKait- That sounds like DD. She's...

NaturallyKait- That sounds like DD. She's actually latching better now that I stop and feed her with my pumped milk in a bottle when she gets frustrated. She doesn't feel panicked when she gets...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-09-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By MnMtm
Beautiful birth story! I never felt the urge to...

Beautiful birth story! I never felt the urge to push with DS, but I sure did with both DDs! Tearing isn't fun. I tore quite a bit with this one. With DS, I had a tiny tear, and with DD no tearing....
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