Hi girls! I have been quiet but always reading. I find it so much harder to do things these days! Bub is doing great and at his one month old check up he is 9lbs 14oz and 23 1/2" so he is in the 50% of weight and 90% of height, tall bub! I now am treating my bladder infection, my gallbladder problems might have been due to hormones in pregnancy. My incision still hurts, the skin is numb and swollen around it. Feels weird! The good news is that because of my GD diet, I lost all the weight I put on for bean in 3 weeks! I could not believe it! All 22 lbs gone and then 4 more!
I am hoping to lose about 20 more during the next few months to get ready for #2. Bean sleeps 4 hours at night and is a very good baby, he fusses once or 2 a day for no reason but my Ped said 6 week old babies cry more than anything else and for no reason. I just bought my Medela dual pump and will have to take tips from you girls! Bub is still exclusively bfeeding now.
good job on Abby's weight gain! I can't believe she will be 11 weeks old already! I am sorry she has to go through another surgery.
how are you feeling? Better with the meds? I can only imagine how overwhelmed you must be with twins. I hope Brooke is better from her reflux.
I had a csec from bean being breech also. We also have male fert factor and got preggers on first IVF!
Do you put Ella on tummy time? There are a couple of good mats that help with that. Our bean also arches a lot, I think it is normal.
Thanks again for the encouraging words! I got the Medela bustie also, they have it cheap at addalittlelove.com
- I took our bean to the fert clinic to show the off and talk about our next cycle. We are going to try again but not sure when, probably Oct next year, not sure. When are you doing it? Do you have forsties? We don't, I worry about the numbers since we had 4 fert great embies and only one stuck...
I hope you are feeling better from the mastitis, I can't imagine how painful that must be. Bfeeding is definitely tough and painful! Whenever I go more than 4 hours my boobs let me know cause it really gets hard and it hurts.
I sent you a PM, I am so excited for you! Congrats!
I can't believe the nurse blew you off! So sorry you had such painful issues, ouch! About feeding, I do the same and let bean decide, sometimes is 2 to 3 hours and then at night usually he gets 2 4hour breaks. You measure by the amount of wet and soiled diapers, if he has that amount then he is getting plenty. I forgot what the amount is but I can look it up. Also after 6 weeks babies can go days without pooping. Which is weird! When do you pump? Right after he eats or an hour after? Hope you feel better soon!
- I can olny imagine how hard it must be to hear bub cry and not be able to sooth him. I am so sorry. It must be heartbreaking. WE have a co sleeper also but I am doing what I probably shouldn't and that is he is on the bed with me on top of his co sleeper mattress, we have a firm bed. This way it is easier for me to check on him and get him to bfeed because of tummy pain. How is the eveil ex? My SD has a cold and we have been trying to keep her from getting bean sick, we explain how bad it is if he gets a cold now but she doesn't care.
Jomae - how did you deal with not being able to pick up DS after the csec? I worry about that for next time. our bean gets like that too, in fact he is unsettled right now but is clean and well fed so the pedi said babies just "vent" sometimes. Our bean is bfed and cries like he is in pain to poop, pdei said it is also normal. OUr pdei said not to use pacifiers but to let bub suck on hands and help him with it, cause in the middle of the night if he loses a pacifier he will cry but he will always have his hands. Also with bfeeding it can create nipple confusion cause the sucking is different. Look for ones that are ortho approved or it could mess up his teeth.
Hope you beautiful mommas are having a great weekend!