We heat a towel up in the microwave when it's time to come out, and hand him over to be dried once he's done. Much easier than the whole bathing song and dance
WOHOOO to the Nan working for you guys and Seth. Bet he's feeling a heck of a lot happier in the world
We took our first big trip up to Sydney last night, FINALLY met DH's son (who he hasn't been able to contact in YEARS) was such a great night, and Joshua was a dream ... think we might pay for it today though LOL he's a little grizzly (his feed times are out of whack) and I'm going to take a couple of days to get them back to where they should be. Figure it's better to take it slowly than enforce a regiment on him and have him go hungry for too long.
Not sure what we're doing for Mothers Day ... we WERE going to be spending it driving to Dubbo to see DH's mum - but I kinda selfishly put a stop to that - so we're going up there for 2 nights on the Monday instead
Oh, thats a good tip about microwaving the towel. Yup, Seth is feeling a lot happier - The NAN seems to be working better for him.
That must have been intense meeting DH's son. How old is he? I hope he gets a lot more contact now.
Have fun in Dubbo, we are not visiting MIL until Monday either and I saw my mum yesterday so I'm not seeing her today either so don't feel bad.
Not sure how long my labour was officially but I started getting contractions around lunchtime while out shopping & having lunch with my Mum. They got stronger and more frequent as we continued shopping. Got home at 5:30, went to hospital at 8:30 and she was born 2 hours later in the shower! (Midwife was NOT happy about that and told me I had to get out of the shower, but there was no way I was moving from a position I was actually kind of comfortable in!) It was drug-free, although I did demand an epidural but by then it was too late.
Twice yesterday Stella got mistaken for a boy. One lady came up to us while we were shopping and said "he's so beautiful, how old is he?" and another lady said to Felix "you're such a good helper pushing your little brother in the pram". So I went and bought her some frilly headbands, which she'll be wearing whenever we leave the house, so hopefully there'll be no mistaking her for a boy now.
Overall we're doing pretty well. The only thing I'm really struggling with is not being able to spend as much time with Felix as I used to. I think he's really noticing it as well and has been acting up a little at times. It makes me really sad. I don't want to miss out on spending time with him, especially at this age - he's so fun and inquisitive and will be off to school next year, so I want to spend as much time with him as possible while he's home with me and don't want him to feel like he's being pushed aside.
Another quick labour as well. I spent at lot of time in the shower as well but once I got to the pushing stage I needed to get out cause I started to get to hot. I demanded drugs as well - and a C-Section! but they wouldn't give me any drugs because when I got to the hospital I was already 8cm's.
Stella is gorgous, how could anyone mistake her for a boy! I hope she loves her new pretty headbands. I'm sure once Felix settles into being a big brother he will be back to his normal self
I'm so glad I did as it ended up taking almost 2 hours and 3 peoples hands up me to remove the placenta. Not something I would have liked to experience without the epi.
I'm glad the Nan seems to be working for you guys. If Seth does get a bit constipated again I thinks there's drops you can use as well which may help. I'm not sure what age you can start them but I think they're called coloxyl or something like that.
I had a hissy fit a couple of days ago over DH inviting his parents to stay this weekend (starting thurs night) and only told me thurs afternoon. I had planned to have a nap and catch up on sleep and instead had to race around and clean the house. By that night I was wrecked and knew I wasn't going to be able to get any sleep the next day as DH was taking the day off work to continue with house reno's. I rang my mum in tears who said to pack Lucas up and to go to her house and she'd look after him for the night (even though she had work the next day). So I packed everything up but then DH made some rude comment so I lost the plot, threw the expressed milk bottles at him and said "change of plans buddy. I'm going to my mums but Lucas can stay here with you. It's about time you realised what being on night duty feels like". When I got home yesterday I had a very sheepish husband who I think finally "gets it". Apparently Lucas didn't go to sleep till 2am (I'd left at 9pm) and then was back up at 5. Maybe he missed his mummy though as he was very good yesterday and had a 5 hour sleep in the afternoon and a 6 hour sleep (for the first time ever) overnight. If he keeps this up I'll be very happy.
That must have been traumatic, I don't think I would have liked to have experience that without an epi either.
I've heard of those drops, I considered going up to get them when he was on the S26 but he seems to be back to normal now.
at your DH, I got angry at DH for sleeping through all the night feeds one night and then complaining in the morning how tired he was I hope he has learned his lesson.
BTW HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!! Were off for lunch at a cafe with both sides of family! I got pj's, which I asked for. Traditional but figure they are perfect to wear around the place when home. Theyre these nice ones from Trget that dont even look like pj's!!!
What did the rest of you do/ get??
Have fun at lunch! I got some PJ's as well (which I requested because I need winter PJ's) and also a book along with a lovely card written by Seth (ahem DH). Plus we all had breakfast in bed which was cosy!
Hope you are all having a great Mothers Day.