QUOTE(mrsTM @ Oct 15 2007, 10:40 AM)
Just wish my husband would sort himself out. I nearly left him yesterday!! (I'm only partly joking
Jen, hang in there. I felt EXACTLY the same as you at EXACTLY the same time frame. I thought it would be so much easier to be on my own b/c v was being such an arse. But I was also being critica of him and the way he would do things. It's the whole you get to have a life while I stay at home and look after the baby, not do much else, I resent you rah rah rah...you get the picture. EVERYTHING seems to compound....as you've seen by my recent posts.
It will get better I promise. it is just so damned hard. If you need to chat you have my email and number, please give me a call if you need to. I'm here whenever you need someone.
Michelle, the cord business...Araliya's fell off at day 5. I nearly had heart failure b/c I thought it shouldn't fall off until day 10 (I even called the hospital and told them it was too soon
). They said as long as it wasn't bleeding it was fine. It was a little weepy but I had to keep an eye on it. If it got red and inflamed I was to go to the GP. Thankfully it was ok. The suggestion they did have and I did do was to clean it with cooled boiled water. Worked a treat.
I'm so glad everyone is going ok and their bubs are thriving.
I'd better give you an update on what's been happening.
As you know, I wrote a woe is me post...I wasn't coping well at all. Felt like I had no support, was constantly crying, lack of sleep etc. So I went to my parents place for a week. I was there to relax and de stress. It kind of worked. But while I was there my milk decided that it was time to stop and I could only express about 20ml a day...so at the end of the week I had one feed of EBM...so not happy Jan
! So I made the decision to fully formula feed Araliya
. I was so so sad. I had tried really hard to keep it up but my body had decided on something else. Anyway, while we were there, bub became very snuffly and coughing, snotty etc and I thought she had a cold, but during the day she seemed to get better. It was only in the morning when she woke up. I think she might be like her daddy...he gets very snuffly in the mornings especially where my parents live. But she's ok now thankfully.
So, we spent a nice week with lots of help and lots of cuddles for bubby and lots of love, my brother and his family also came over to spend lots of time with her. My neice and nephew love her to bits. And my bro took the photos I will post. Some of them are so lovely.
We went to sleep school on Saturday. It's a place in Castle Hill and I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone in sydney. It's a day only stay and we worked through parenting issues and how to put A to sleep without her dummy and different settling techniques. It was very informative and hubby and I have a much better understanding of how to do things together instead of separately and constantly being at each others throats....it was seriously a marriage saver
. Although when we got home...she wasn't going to have a bar of what we learnt and consequently spent the next 8 hours awake and overtired
but we got there in the end. I'm still trying to catch up on some sleep.
She now weighs about 4kgs...still in newborn nappies....she's much happier now that she can settle herself to sleep with minimal help from us and I feel confident I can leave her with hubby and he'll do the best thing for her. (It's so awful that I thought I couldn't leave her with her own father b/c he wouldn't do what I thought he should...*insert head slap here*). I'll leave you with a couple more pics that I adore.
Oh, I did forget to mention that now I'm feeling better, more relaxed and confident...I'm trying to relactate...hopfeully it will work but if it doesn't I will know that I gave it my very best shot
Love to you all,