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by the way has anyone noticed that we are about to lose our due date club? June is already gone.</div>
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Nooooo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> I'm having hormonal issues here, I'm suddenly missing pregnancy very much and just so sad that these early weeks have gone by so quickly. Dree is already 7 weeks. I'm so proud and happy and yet sad that she's growing so fast. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Oh I hear ya. I was just saying to DH last night....Quinn is not a "newborn" anymore. He'll be 2 mos tomorrow (was 8 weeks on Monday...never know how to count weeks or months?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">) and he's just such a BIG guy that he looks even older. I can't believe how fast it's going. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/happytears.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="happytears">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Nooooo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> I'm having hormonal issues here, I'm suddenly missing pregnancy very much and just so sad that these early weeks have gone by so quickly. Dree is already 7 weeks. I'm so proud and happy and yet sad that she's growing so fast. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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I kind of miss being pregnant as well. It's really surprising to me. But I had such an easy comfortable pregnancy...and there's something so nice about the mystery of your baby and the intimacy of your relationship then.<br><br>
I'm not, I'm sheepish to say, sad that the early weeks are passing. Honestly, I can't WAIT until dd is 2 months old and I REALLY can't wait until she's three months old. I'm just looking forward to the days when my breasts heal, when dd grows a bit so her mouth issues cause fewer problems, when she can hold her head better so I can latch her in more positions, when she's really really responsive, when I can wear shirts again (!) and the weather is cooler and we can get out more. Wow...that sounded like a big complaint, and I actually didn't mean it as one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Seriously, though, I think dh and I are just not so much "newborn" people. Which we kinda knew in advance.<br><br>
JayGee...hope the new meds help! I had the same problem with the meds I was on for thrush (allergic reaction).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm not, I'm sheepish to say, sad that the early weeks are passing. Honestly, I can't WAIT until dd is 2 months old and I REALLY can't wait until she's three months old. I'm just looking forward to the days when my breasts heal, when dd grows a bit so her mouth issues cause fewer problems, when she can hold her head better so I can latch her in more positions, when she's really really responsive, when I can wear shirts again (!) and the weather is cooler and we can get out more. Wow...that sounded like a big complaint, and I actually didn't mean it as one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Seriously, though, I think dh and I are just not so much "newborn" people. Which we kinda knew in advance.</div>
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Truly, there's nothing wrong with that. I have a friend with whom I joked recently... I have a much easier time giving birth and dealing with a newborn/infant whereas she is just fabulous with toddlers/preschoolers so I joked that we should just trade kids during those stages where we don't do so well. I couldn't really do it, but it just goes to show that someone may appear to be SuperMom in some areas but struggle in others. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"> To more SuperMom moments. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne">
 

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hello all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm pleased to say my mastitis is finally gone...now just keeping fingers crossed that it does not come back a third time (please No)....I took William in for his 2 month check-up yesterday (he was 2 months on the 4th and actually hit 9weeks yesterday, i never know either if i should be counting in weeks or months so there's both for you) he weighed in at 13 lbs 4 ounces nakie, almost double his birthweight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> (90th %) yet was only 23 &1/4 " (70th %)....so he's growing well....now if only I could get him to sleep well....Last night wasn't such a good night, Nathalie did not want to go to bed, and finally gave in at 9:45 PM William woke up at 10: 15 and nursed until about 11, and then woke up at 130, 330, and 530 looking back at my notes on dd, she was sleeping 7-9 hour stretches at night by 9 weeks, I guess I really should have counted my blessings w/ her more lol...hope everyone is doing well, and i can't believe another week has already gone by....only 3 more weeks b/f i have to return to work <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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We just went to our last midwife appointment today, which was a little sad. It is weird to gradually slip away from having a newborn and a wonderful excuse to stay in bed all day cuddling a tiny baby. I can't believe I'm actually a mom now, with a slowly returning life of my own. Whenever I catch my reflection with Phoebe I think I don't look old/mature enough to be a mother, but I'm 30! So what's that about?!
 

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hiya ladies! good to see everone's more or less doing well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
kristina i hope the new meds work out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
amy i know just what you mean. i'm going to be 29 in a few months and i'm like huh? this tiny lil' person's gonna be calling me what? mama? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> nahhhh... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Great news! I feel 1000x better! And my poor booby is looking better too. Kirsten nursed ALL DAY today ~ guess she knows better than anyone how to bring my supply back up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I can't believe I'm actually a mom now, with a slowly returning life of my own. Whenever I catch my reflection with Phoebe I think I don't look old/mature enough to be a mother, but I'm 30! So what's that about?!</div>
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I can so relate to this ecoteat, I can't believe it either- whenever I go somewhere with Ari on my own I keep looking at him and thinking "mygod! I'm this baby's mama!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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could we add "no teething" to this list? My baby just started teething today and it just seems way too soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> He's been such a happy little guy the past few days but he woke up out of a dead sleep screaming bloody murder today- scared the pants off me since he's a fusser, but not a screamer. He seemed in a lot of pain and I just couldn't figure out what was wrong for such a long time and I was crying too- feeling so worried...then dh asked if it could be teething and I put my finger in his mouth and sure enough there are a couple little bumps in there and he stopped crying as soon as I started rubbing them... poor little chestnut- he just seems so young and it obviously hurts a lot...I'm hoping that it passes soon, I know it can come and go for awhile before they really pop out... we leave in a week for a big trip across the country to attend dh's brothers wedding and I really hope he isn't teething then... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap"><br><br>
other than that, things are well here- not so hot so we're getting out more...still lovin this babe of mine!<br><br>
...and I don't want to loose this due date club <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> could we keep this thread going on the life with babes board?
 

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It looks like we can still have our thread in the archives subforum. I just checked and I see that others continue to post on their DDC archived forums. Would people like to do that, or should we make the big move to "Life With Babe"?<br><br>
Kristina - hooray! So glad you kicked the mastitis, and that you have such a smart babe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
taimarie - oh no, teething already! Mine were early teethers too (but not this early, poor you), and they definately had all the symptoms for quite a while (like a couple months I think) before the teeth actually showed up.<br><br>
Have a great day everyone! We are off to the beach. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/coolshine.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sunshine">:
 

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yay for mastitis moving out of here!!!<br><br>
taimarie ~ teething already???? yikes!<br><br>
ecoteat ~ i was sad at my final mw apt too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/happytears.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="happytears">: i do have my annual physical in november to look forward to (never thought i'd say that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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it's the best sound on the planet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> until they are two and they whine it maaaaaaama....maaaaaaama....maaaaaaama 100 times a day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
my guy was very unsettled last night. he didn't cry...just kicked and squirmed and lunged himself around the bed. dh and dd made me breakfast in bed (today's our 6th anniversary <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">) so ds and i could sleep in. ds has been a super-pooper this morning so i guess that's what was bothering him.<br><br>
we're having a family overnight at a hotel tonight. not exactly a romantic get-away with two kids but it should be fun....pool for the kiddos....hottub for the parents and a/c for all of us!!! tomorrow we're going to the circus (a really beautiful one-ring one....lots of cool acrobatics)!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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whatever you all decide is fine with me. i'll find you when i get back from our mini-vacation!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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okay I just noticed one of the premie mom in the june ddc is 8 wks pg. I have to say that freaked me out!!. We haven't started using protection yet. So no more bd until we do.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">okay I just noticed one of the premie mom in the june ddc is 8 wks pg.</div>
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You're kidding?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: I was thinking we were relatively safe until my MW said she got her period back at 2 months each time, even with nursing every 2-3 hours round the clock! And now to hear this, well, I guess it's a good thing I bought condoms today (which I haven't used in many years...I'm looking forward to being able to chart my cycles again.)
 

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thats crazy i couldnt imagine.....my dh had a vasectomy so no worries for us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: The idea of getting pregnant before my baby is 1 year old is just terrifying to me. That reminds me that I should check the condom stash and make sure we aren't running low...
 

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I'm just impressed that anyone with a new baby is getting some action. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Unfortunately, we feel like we need to wait until my breasts heal. If anything so much as brushes them they burn.
 

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Whereas we'd love more babies, we'd like to wait till DS is 2 to start TTC. We decided condoms and the diaphram would work for us and we'll also be incorporating CTA into the mix, if I can ever find time to really get some researching done that is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The first time we DTD PP I was feeling the diaphram love but I think failure rate is about 6% with perfect use. The thought of being PG right now with DS still being so little just about brought me to tears. I love him so much and want to enjoy him alone as much as possible before adding another wee one into the mix.
 

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Crikey, certainly feels like I'm O'ing I tell you what. Damn that hurts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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Warning: VENT<br><br>
Sigh...bfing is back to excruciating again. We're honestly not sure how to continue (although there's no alternative, because despite our best efforts, we still can't get her to bottle/cup/syringe feed). The truly frustrating part is that we've spent $700 on lactation consultants (yes, you read that number right--and it's not like we can really afford that), talked to countless LLL leaders, and we've been working with our bfing-friendly ped at least weekly since baby was born--and NO ONE IS HELPING. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Oh, and dd it back to kicking and fussing while eating and pulling off the breast 20 times a feeding, so it looks like the Prevacid might not be helping her after all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><br><br>
It feels like my breasts have completely taken over my life. I can't do anything because of them (shirts hurt, so it's hard to go out; I use shells, but then I leak into them, and because of the thrush, it's bad for my breasts to sit in milk; I can't nurse dd in public because of the pain, etc.). I can't even hug my dh or hold my baby properly because it hurts the d*mn breasts too much. I'm starting to be jealous of people who don't do any research and just happily use formula without even thinking about it.
 

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NYCVeg-I am so sorry you are going through this. I can totally relate I have scars on my nipples from thrush with my first kid. I also had to walk around shirtless for a few weeks. I'm sure you have heard everything but here's what I did. I ended up renting a medela pump and pumped left breast, only nursing ds on my right side for a week to give my left nipple, the worst, a chance to heal and then switched the next week to let the other side heal. I was also agressively treating thrush during this time. I used cold plain yogurt packs several(10-12) times a day for 30 min(feels great) followed by a diluted vinegar rinse hurts like he!! then let air dry then rinse with water at the end of two weeks it was cleared up. It was a very frustrating time I almost gave up i called everyone and all I got told was check his latch, no help there! i hurt so bad to nurse I would be crying and kick my foot agains our coffee table to distract my self and bruised my toes all to heck which just added to the misery. I truly hope you get relief soon I remember all too clearly the despair during that time.<br><br>
Oh and about the reflux. We are dealing with that too this time. I have been nursing her while bouncing on our birth ball or walking doing lunges. The motion distracts her enough she hangs on tight no pulling off. I don't have any advise on the puking only comiseration.
 
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