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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-25-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By Galatea
I always took ibuprofen. I didn't need anything...

I always took ibuprofen. I didn't need anything for the first baby.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-25-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 966
Posted By Galatea
Someone has to have a baby today.

Someone has to have a baby today.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 869
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations, zjande! Merry Christmas!

Congratulations, zjande! Merry Christmas!
Forum: Grief and Loss   12-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By Galatea
I am so very sorry that Billy died. I think...

I am so very sorry that Billy died. I think about you often.

I am only starting to feel less confused, and Clementine is already almost 41 weeks - so 10 weeks old. I don't have to work, and I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By Galatea
My older kid never woke up when the 2nd baby...

My older kid never woke up when the 2nd baby cried at night. Never. I also have a tiny reading lamp next to the bed near the ground so I can see to nurse and changer diapers. At this time of year,...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 186
Posted By Galatea
I have not tried again without the shield as I am...

I have not tried again without the shield as I am feeling overwhelmed about everything. Some days I feel okay about her facial difference, and some days I am really sad. I never really loved any of...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By Galatea
Wow! Way to go growing such a big fat healthy...

Wow! Way to go growing such a big fat healthy baby and getting her out so quickly!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-07-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations! I am so happy for you.

Congratulations! I am so happy for you.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-04-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 186
Posted By Galatea
This is all great and exactly what I need to...

This is all great and exactly what I need to hear. DD is only 38 weeks so I won't be so panicked about getting her off the nipple shield yet. This morning she was really fussy in bed and kept...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-04-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations! I agree the NICU staff have...

Congratulations! I agree the NICU staff have strange ideas about babies.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-04-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 21,949
Posted By Galatea
thank you both

thank you both
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-03-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 186
Posted By Galatea
Thank you both. I will check out the fish scale. ...

Thank you both. I will check out the fish scale.

Next goal is to ditch the nipple shield, but she's not term yet and it doesn't limit how much she is getting, so I'm trying to be patient.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 186
Posted By Galatea
The fish scale is a good idea! My midwife had one...

The fish scale is a good idea! My midwife had one at my home births, but she moved away.

I have not fought with anyone on other preemie boards - I would just like to hear from people who didn't...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 21,949
Posted By Galatea
It is going well. Her head is growing 1/2 inch a...

It is going well. Her head is growing 1/2 inch a week, but I haven't weighed her because I'd have to drive to the breastfeeding store and it was the Thanksgiving shopping weekend madness. She poops...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-02-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 186
Posted By Galatea
See, that's interesting - I would like the MDC...

See, that's interesting - I would like the MDC take on preemies - I find the mainstream boards so medicalized and depressing. It frustrated me being in the NICU seeing the standard hospital policies...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By Galatea
I personally preferred the Avent hand pump. Those...

I personally preferred the Avent hand pump. Those massaging petals are very comfy.

I never leaked and have always had tons of milk. I also never pumped in that first week bc I needed my body to...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-01-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 186
Posted By Galatea
I don't know, either. I miss how it used to be.

I don't know, either. I miss how it used to be.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-01-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 186
Posted By Galatea
I wish this board were more active...

... because other preemie groups really depress me with the way the babies are parented.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 869
Posted By Galatea
Yup, FB group is really depressing. By the posts...

Yup, FB group is really depressing. By the posts around here, you wouldn't think any babies had been born. :(
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By Galatea
I was told to avoid crowded indoor places during...

I was told to avoid crowded indoor places during the winter, like malls on a Saturday, big holiday parties, etc. But visiting small groups of family (as long as no one is sick) or shopping on a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By Galatea
Hi! I think it is normal to have anxiety, but...

Hi! I think it is normal to have anxiety, but not if it is interfering with your functioning.

As for what is normal, I have found that my intuition tells me more about Clementine than the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 622
Posted By Galatea
I'm sad about the FB group. I don't have FB for...

I'm sad about the FB group. I don't have FB for very good reasons and this just means saying goodbye for me.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 21,949
Posted By Galatea
I weighed her and measured her head. In one week,...

I weighed her and measured her head. In one week, she gained 5 oz and 1/2 inch head circumference, all by exclusively nursing, and only 36 weeks of age. I'm so proud of both of us. I returned the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 25,530
Posted By Galatea
Congratulations, Xerxella!

Congratulations, Xerxella!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 21,949
Posted By Galatea
In some ways it is harder, because I don't have...

In some ways it is harder, because I don't have experience with a premature baby and thus do not know if my expectations are realistic. How long can I let her sleep? How long should she nurse?
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