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#16 dancey

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:58 AM

QUOTE(Catran @ Jan 12 2010, 11:35 PM) View Post

Sometimes when I have Tom in my arms, I have visions of me dropping him or something else horrible happening, and it freaks me out a bit. Does this happen to anyone else? Am I just a paranoid new mummy?

QUOTE(PinkSugar @ Jan 13 2010, 12:05 AM) View Post

I'm exactly the same. I have these kind of visions all the time, and it really freaks me out.
Well you girls have made me feel a little less crazy because I have been exactly the same. At one point I couldn't hold bub outside the house because I was too freaked out but that has mostly passed now.

Regarding the booger, I'm not sure how to get rid of it but my bub was sniffling all the time and it's finally eased up this week on it's own. In hospital a midwife squirted saline up his nose with a syringe but he screamed blue murder and it didn't do anything anyway so we just left it to clear up on it's own.

My lovely little man just threw himself off the breast and did a massive vomit all over me just before. As I was cleaning it up he did a ridiculously messy poo explosion. I'm getting attacked from both ends at once this morning laugh.gif

Does anyone else find they are having trouble staying awake while feeding? Sometimes I just can't keep my eyes open.


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:33 AM

QUOTE(Catran @ Jan 11 2010, 01:08 PM) View Post

Does Annabelle go through periods where she just constantly feeds for over an hour, or do I have a guts or am I doing something wrong?

Sometimes she'll feed for 15 mins, other times for over an hour, i read in my baby love book that you can't over feed a breast fed baby - that made me feel a bit more at ease about her feed times

No real advice on the booger though i'm afraid. If its right at the edge maybe tweezers if your careful?

Cyndi - Annabelle falls asleep on the boob all the time, i try stroking her face - that usually works.

PS - Oliver sounds like such a good baby, would love to see pics




We had a shocker of a night last night. Missy was up from 9pm until 6am! She wanted a feed every 2 hours and i was so distressed i gave in. at 6am hubby took her for a long walk to calm her (i had a c section and can't go for walks yet) then she fussed about until noon when she promptly fell off into a deep sleep and hubby put me to bed. She didn't wake until 6pm! ohmy.gif

I was seriously at my wits end last night, i haven't been assigned a health nurse or midwife yet and felt so very alone. hubby rang the hospital at one stage to get the health nurse' details and they wouldn't give them mad.gif At one stage i was just screaming into hubby's chest with frustration.

My GF came over this arvo and helped me with some Q's i had on breast feeding so that was a huge help and she pointed me in the direction of a WA parenting helpline - that lady on the helpline was a wonderful help. When my gf left i felt a little more in control.

I called my mum tonight and asked her to help tomorrow night (huge step for me) she jumped at the chance so that should be a big help

I guess it's just one day at a time!


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Mini Princess A ~ 5th Jan 2010
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:27 AM

All I'm going to say is 2.5hrs sleep and I hate my husband mad.gif
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:58 AM

Aimee I'm sorry you had such a horrible time, I've had a few of those and man it's hard.
I can't believe the hospital hasn't given you any resources yet mad.gif
That's great that you've asked your mum for help. I hope tonight is a much better night.

Not sure if any of these will work for you but a few tips my midwife gave for nights/days like that:
*try giving bub a feed then put them down on the floor and give them a good massage paying special attention to the tummy in case she has wind. Also try waving her legs in the air like shes riding a bicycle - this actually works well for mr x sometimes. I get daddy to do it to give me a few minutes to breathe!

*When you know she's full try to get someone else to settle her so she doesn't smell your milk - I find this hard but it does also seem to help mr x settle sometimes.

*Try a relaxing bath - different to a normal bath, no washing or soap or anything. She said have it warmer and deeper than usual so only the head is sticking out. Try and let bub float around in there for 10-15 mins then give them a massage when they're dressed again. Important thing with this is make sure they are naked as little as possible. Best tip ever for us was wrap bub loosely and take clothes off carefully making sure skin is covered all the time by the wrap (def needs 2 people!). Then put bub into the bath wrapped up and remove the wrap in the bath so bub is never naked outside the bath. This really helps them start relaxing quicker. Then after the bath cuddle in the towel then blankets and again try really hard not to let bub be naked. It's a bit of work but worth a shot when you're desperate.


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE(Catran @ Jan 12 2010, 10:35 PM) View Post
Can I ask a really dumb, kinda embarrassing question? It could be an indication that I am insane, but here goes.

Sometimes when I have Tom in my arms, I have visions of me dropping him or something else horrible happening, and it freaks me out a bit. Does this happen to anyone else? Am I just a paranoid new mummy?

Also, anyone know how to get rid of a booger that is right in the nasal passage? Poor little bugger is a regular little snuffles at the moment.


Cat
, as long as things like that don't consume your every waking moment, then it's all normal smile.gif


Re: the nose. At the chemist you can buy Fess Little Noses. It has an aspirator and saline solution. The important thing to remember with it is that you must make sure you block off one nostril while suctioning the other. I'm not sure if there is an age limit on it, but definitely a handy tool to have. Believe it or not I used it once to retrieve a baked bean that Taylor had shoved right up the top of her nose.


Aimee, that is shocking that the hospital hadn't given you any information upon discharge. Just always remember you are not alone.
When I had Taylor, we went to a local public hospital and I was 'just' out of their catchment area for home visits by the midwife. I did drop down to the local child health centre for weigh-ins etc, but when I needed someone the most the last thing I wanted to do was leave the house.

Glad you have had hubby there for support and your gf and that your mum is coming tonight. It's a hard thing to ask for help, as you already know.

I hope Annabelle has a better night for you tonight. If it's any consolation it's pretty normal to have some early shockers upon arriving home. I recall the finally going to sleep around 6am with Taylor and I will admit that night was not a pretty one. I was a mess and what came out of my mouth was not nice.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:12 AM

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*When you know she's full try to get someone else to settle her so she doesn't smell your milk - I find this hard but it does also seem to help mr x settle sometimes.


I'm sure that's why Tom wouldn't settle last night. My frigging dh husband (the OTHER dh) seems to think that he can sleep whenever he wants and doesn't need to help out at all. I forget the last time he changed a nappy. It's also a few nights ago that he last settle Tom for sleep. I don't effing care about his effing bloody training program and routine. I WANT SOME (#*)$(&#)(%#( SLEEP. Just because he still has to go to work for 8 hours a day and does 2-3 hours of training DOES NOT exonerate him from baby duties. I'm doing this 24/7 and do I get any sleep? NO. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. sad.gif

Oh and it seems I now burst into tears just about every time we start feeding too at the let down. Great. Something else to deal with.

Also rang the GP again this morning to get my whooping cough vaccine. Rang just after 8am like they told me. Full. No appointments. Only one doctor on at the moment, so they're fully booked. Explained that I was told by the hospital to get my vaccination done within the week, and they've managed to squeeze Tom in for a check up and me in for the vaccination only on Friday afternoon. K will have to make his own arrangements if he could possibly fit it into his "busy" effing schedule. He'll come home after his workout and want a nap too I bet. mad.gif
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:48 AM

Hi Ladies, Not sure if your still reading the preggo thread, but looks as though Ill be joining you in here sometime after monday's induction YEY!!!

Cant wait to transfer threads.

I hope you and all your babies are doing well smile.gif

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:11 PM

How exciting Sheridan!! Goodluck

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:50 PM

Awesome photos smile.gif

Will do an update shortly once Tom's on the boob and I'm comfortable.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:11 PM

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:33 PM

I went to the local child health clinic today and obviously DS is getting enough milk - at 1 week of age, he is only 10g below his birth weight (3320g now, 3330g @ birth). He's also now 51.5cm (+0.5) long and his head is 35cm (+1).

I sat with the lactation consultant and she watched me feed him, though it was on my more favourable side. We've been shallow latching apparently so I'm trying to stuff more boob in when we feed but the little beggar keeps clamping shut as soon as the boob touches his lower lip. The other thing is that I have much more trouble feeding on the right side than the left, but at the time I was at the clinic, he was due to feed on the left.

It is horrible to admit, but the trouble I'm having with latching on the right side is so stressful that I'm quite scared I'm going to inadvertantly hurt my son in my frustration. I really HATE trying to feed from that side because it is so uncomfortable. We started off with the madonna hold in hospital, but that REALLY wasn't working, so we switched to the football hold instead, but it doesn't seem to be too much better. I really don't want to continue like this. I know what I'm SUPPOSED to do, but I don't seem to be able to actually do it. I know that practice is supposed to make perfect and all that, but the practicising is stressing me out to the point of utter breakdown. That can't be a good thing.

The nurse at the clinic has recommended that I make an appointment to see the lactation consultant again next week, as while Tom's slight tongue tie is not obviously currently affecting his feeding, it might be part of the reason why I'm having so much trouble with the attachment being painful and not being able to get him on properly. TBH, I'd be just as happy to give up in my current frame of mind.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:20 PM

Sending you lots of hugs Cat. I can relate to the fear of hurting him when it is so uncomfortable. Before I got mastitis I already had damaged nipples, so it was probably a good few weeks or more before I experienced no pain whatsoever and that initial latching was a nightmare due to the pain.
Did they tell you to smother your nipple with lansinoh at the beginning of each feed ? It can help to dull the initial pain when they latch on.

The only other thing I could suggest is seeing someone to make sure he himself isn't favouring one side due to discomfort etc ?
An osteopath or chiro can help with his, or physio. Sometimes they can have tighter muscles in one side of the neck that restrict them.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:41 AM

Lovely pics Aimee, what a cutie wub.gif

Cat sorry to hear you're having such a hard time sad.gif

As for us..... last night = FAIL lol
Bub was so unsettled he literally cried all night. The worst part was from 9pm to 3am, nothing made him stop crying except putting him in the car with the radio on and he fell asleep to Miley Cyrus laugh.gif Oh and apparently driving your car aimlessly around our neighbourhood at 3am is not the norm because we got tailed then eventually pulled over by the police for looking suspicious!
Of course once we got home he slept in the capsule maybe 1/2 hr before waking up screaming again and finally going down for 3 hours at 5.30am. I'm just a little bit knackered after our adventurous night! I blame it on hubby for putting bub in the pyjamas that have "wake up time to play printed on them", I think bub took it literally laugh.gif
This parent gig is definitely tough and oh how I want to sleep but I'm feeling surprisingly upbeat this morning. I keep reciting in my head "this too shall pass" (in a Julie Andrews voice laugh.gif ) and I know he'll get the hang of sleeping eventually.

Hugs to everyone else finding the first few weeks hard too xx

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:23 AM

MSL - when I first brought Ryan home from hospital he stayed awake all night and slept most of the day and it drove me up the wall. While I loved my DH and he tried to help I felt so resentful and angry with him at the same time... was very conflicted!

Anyway what we started to do was put a radio alarm clock under the bassinette with the radio on quietly and a dim light in the corner of the room - Ryan suddenly slept better with that happening.

Then in the day I broke a cardinal rule and I woke a sleeping baby ohmy.gif ohmy.gif I forced him to feed and sleep only when I thought he should during the day and encouraged him to feed a lot during the day and LUCKILY for us it worked. So that whole combination helped us to get him to sleep from 7 - 10 - 1:30 - 5:30 - 9:30... before that it was seriously every hour overnight and I thought I would go insane!!!

This may work for some, but not for others. good luck!

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:25 AM

Gorgeous photos Aimee!!! I keep forgetting to come in here and check.

Cat - I was the same with the initial attaching. I had 2 bouts of mastitis in those early weeks and it was always in the same boob that I had trouble with (right side). I remember pulling Zara off one day when I was in tears and I could see there was blood dripping out of her mouth because my mastitis was so bad. It did get better for me as the weeks went on and I never had any further problems. In saying that though, my right boob was never the same again and it never had a great supply like the left side so I had wonky boobs until I stopped BF!!!!

I just wanted to add that if you are finding BF too hard and it is getting you really down, there is nothing wrong with FF. You have to do what is right for you and Tom to make this an enjoyable experience for you both.

I think you are doing amazingly well and the fact he is only 10grams off his birth weight is thanks to you and the great job you are doing!


Cyndi - sorry you had such a rough night last night. Cannot believe you got pulled over by the police! What did they say when you said you were trying to get your newborn to sleep?




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