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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-09-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Quote:Originally Posted by Cade...

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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-02-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
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Quote:Originally Posted by Ratchet http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342092/i-hate-pumping-but-it-was-worth-it#post_16966517)

I have been...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-02-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Has anyone tried anything like acupuncture,...

Has anyone tried anything like acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy or chiropractic work that was successful in treating baby's acid reflux? Something other than medication or formula, is preferred....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-28-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Agreed. My little guy's weight gain is good,...

Agreed. My little guy's weight gain is good, he's happy and healthy. I would think we could get off fortifier now but we'll see.
 
So did it take you 4 months from when you brought baby home from...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,342
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
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Quote:Originally Posted by KateDavies45 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1336650/increasing-fat-in-breastmilk#post_16776090)


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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-26-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-26-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Has anyone else experienced this with fortified...

Has anyone else experienced this with fortified (only to 22 or 24 cal) expressed breastmilk bottle feedings? I just have a hunch. He's taking Neosure. I'm curious if any other babies have increased...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-25-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
So I realized it has been awhile since I posted....

So I realized it has been awhile since I posted. My little guy is home now. Has been for about 7 weeks, which is his adjusted age actually. He's doing well. 11lbs and counting. We are still trying...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-28-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
I had a micropreemie at 24.5 weeks. We were in...

I had a micropreemie at 24.5 weeks. We were in the NICU for 110 days. It was hell. So much compromising. My son did have a brain hemmorhage BUT it resolved on its own. He had an open PDA and it...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-19-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
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Quote:Originally Posted by SAMarshall http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342092/i-hate-pumping#post_16835265)

It's good to know...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-17-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Oooh honey how I feel your pain! I could've...

Oooh honey how I feel your pain! I could've written the same posting. I've been pumping 8x a day every 2-3 hrs since Oct 21st when my 24 weeker came early. Around 32 weeks we were able to do "dry...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-16-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Update- baby shower was great. We had pictures...

Update- baby shower was great. We had pictures of my baby and our journey up. It made it seem olike he was with us. We played games geared toward our unique situation. We played that guess the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-13-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
My preemie came 14 weeks early and is still in...

My preemie came 14 weeks early and is still in the nicu. It just hit me today- I finally get to have my baby shower...MY baby shower after all the showers I've done. The dumb games, admiring the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-12-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
I have a 24weeker preemie and our previous...

I have a 24weeker preemie and our previous vaccine plans went out the window when he came so early. We did the first round of vaccines a few weeks ago and he handled them fine. I put off the Hep B...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-12-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
@LunaLady- Wow that's amazing! Good for you! I'm...

@LunaLady- Wow that's amazing! Good for you! I'm so glad your babe took to the breast because of his Mama's great perseverance. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Peace.gif Thanks for the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-12-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Yes, they have to fortify my breastmilk. He...

Yes, they have to fortify my breastmilk. He needs more calories. They've weened him down a bit and hopefully will more but they say he will definitely need to have formula in addition to breastmilk....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-11-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Thanks, Luna Lady. We are trying to breastfeed....

Thanks, Luna Lady. We are trying to breastfeed. It isn't easy, no. The NICU nurses definitely aren't as encouraging and the lac. consultants seem more nurse-like than lactation consultants. I asked...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-10-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Thank you ladies for posting this. I have often...

Thank you ladies for posting this. I have often wondered if my baby will know me after so much time away during our NICU stay. I am happy to hear it is very possible to make up for lost time. :)...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-10-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,836
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Yes, PTSD is normal for NICU parents. It is not...

Yes, PTSD is normal for NICU parents. It is not just limited to the Mother either. I read somewhere that 76% of preemie parents have PTSD. Right now, I'd really like to go get an IUD inserted but...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-10-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Hello everyone, I'm Amy B. I just wanted to...

Hello everyone, I'm Amy B. I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I'm so glad to have found a Preemies page on Mothering.com. After leaving the Due Date February club I figured I was done...
Forum: February 2012   10-19-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Parsley, What is Beco's? I'd love some fun...

Parsley, What is Beco's? I'd love some fun maternity tights. I'm hating all my maternity pants lately. Tights +skirts seem to be much more comfortable lately.
Forum: February 2012   10-17-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
I just bought some great leggings/tights from...

I just bought some great leggings/tights from Babies R Us about two weeks ago. They the Motherhood brand, I believe. They are sooo comfortable with a belly panel in the front that is tight enough to...
Forum: February 2012   10-13-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Watermelon, Rocky Road ice cream and sometimes...

Watermelon, Rocky Road ice cream and sometimes coca cola- which I hardly ever drank before. No pickles. I tried them one day and it was too intense. Weird.... oh and chocolate.
Forum: February 2012   10-13-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Hmmm never heard of the milk/calcium thing. I'll...

Hmmm never heard of the milk/calcium thing. I'll totally try it now! Thanks gals! My husband laughed a bit when he came home to me with the ice pack in between my legs. hahahaaa I suppose it was a...
Forum: February 2012   10-12-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By AmyJeanneBee
Hi Mama Shannon, I also have some pelvic pain...

Hi Mama Shannon, I also have some pelvic pain that spreads to my inner thighs. It is quite uncomfortable. I definitely notice it when I walk a lot or take the stairs. I started wearing a Maternity...
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