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Hippie
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Post by Hippie » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:22 pm

Hi Delly, 13 weeks, wow that went quick! Everything here is going good, he is feeding really well and sleeping well over night, but we are having a horrible period EVERY night (early evening) where he just screams and I mean screams for at least an hour, normally two. Its really exhausting and I feel horrible that I cant soothe him.
I think I will look into seeing a chiro to see if that helps. Because I'm at a loss as to what else we can try.
DS1-8yrs-breastfed for 19mths & 11 days
DS2-5yrs-breastfed for 2yrs, 2mths, 2wks (HBAC)
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Post by Baby Blue Eyes » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:20 pm

hugs hippie, I have a chiro appointment on Monday to get ds3 checked out I always get them checked out asap after the birth just in case.

Our little man is doing really well, just being a 'normal' newborn feeding all day and night. He pretty much cluster feed from 4pm to 7:00am lastnight/ this morning and it made me pretty tired. Thank God for co-sleeping. I felt like I had a touch of the baby blues this morning for the first time ever but feel ok this afternoon.

I am finding late afternoons really hard atm especially since I am pretty much on my own with dh working at that time and it is pretty wearing trying to get kids feed, bathed, books read and cluster feeding. Thank goodness I have a lot of pre-cooked meals but even those are hard to get prepared.

Just feeling tired and a bit overwhelmed at the moment
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DS2 - b/f 3yrs 11mths
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Post by Amy78 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:31 pm

bbe I am just starting to feel like I am getting it together at the almost 5 week mark so be kind to yourself
I am learning to let go of my high standards about how the house looks and let DH take over a lot more of the responsibilities - I am guilty of just doing it myself as i am quicker

We are going well my little guy has put on 550 grams in 10 days and now weighs 5 kilo - he sleeps and feeds really well
Had a great health nurse visit today told her that he sleeps with me from about 4 am as he won't resettle in the basinette and she said that was great for our bond and you do what you have to do to get some sleep.

Hope everyone is going well and working through as my sister in law called it "the twilight zone" that is the early days :)

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Post by Hippie » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:55 am

Sorry I haven't caught up BBE. How are YOU feeling? I hope life is starting to settle down for you.
I started to feel 'normal' again at about 5-6 weeks, and now it feels like DS2 has always been here. I too have the issue of DH working late most days and he is gone before we get up in the mornings. It can be really hard especially when everyone cracks it at the end of the day :roll:

We are doing well, DS2 sleeps well and feeds well. Although I've woken this morning to find that I'm bleeding :shock: surely it can't be AF already? It didn't return with DS1 until he was 8 months. I wonder if it makes any difference that DS1 was c/s and DS2 was a VBAC??

Anyway, hope all the mummas and bubs are doing well!!
DS1-8yrs-breastfed for 19mths & 11 days
DS2-5yrs-breastfed for 2yrs, 2mths, 2wks (HBAC)
Our angel baby Sept 13- 13 weeks
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Post by cez » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:36 am

Mind if I jump in and join you all?

My DD is 6wks old this week and my 4th child. BUT this is the first time breastfeeding has been working out really well for me. I managed to feed DD2 til 11wks and DS til 6wks and then comp'd with AF til 3mths and then that was the end. Both times I had supply issues and low weight gain issues. DS weight gains (or lack of!) were worse than DD2's.

BUT being positive, so far with DD3 we are doing really well! Haven't had her weighed since Monday of last week but last weigh in she was 4.36kg and had gained 630g over the previous almost 3wks!
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Post by Em's mum » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:26 pm

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thought I would pop in and say G'day!
We are both going well, although DS has silent reflux and at the moment some serious wind issues! That being said, DD was a sleepy baby who rarely cried, so it is a bit different for us to have a baby who will yell for food!

I had serious supply issues to begin with, probably due to DD still having a feed so my milk came in quickly! But, it seems to have settled right down, almost overnight. My boobs only occassionally get rock hard, but I'm not needing to express. Glad DD is still feeding, especially in the morning, where she gives instant relief tho! I'm not concerned about my milk supply tho, as DS has put on 320gms since birth (and 310gms since last Monday!). I have assumed my supply has settled down.

Does anyone know much about silent reflux and whether it can be diet related? Took DS to see my osteo yesterday, and she suggested maybe stopping dairy. She specialises in paeds osteo, so figure she may have some idea what she is on about.

Anyway, hope everyone else is going ok, and actually getting some sleep!
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Post by Amy78 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:34 pm

Hope everyone is enjoying their lovely bubbas, I know that i sure am.
My little fella has started smiling and is such a happy boy I feel truly blessed.
He is sleeping really well and is just an absolute joy.
I am trying my best to savour every moment and soak up his beautiful babiness as he is my last baby.
How is your bubba going?

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Post by Miss S » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:39 am

I just realised this sticky was here.

My little man is already 12 days old! He's going so well and since day 10 has improved his latch which has helped with the long feeds that he has all day and my blisters are healing once again. I forgot how sensitive nipples get with a newborn.

Getting used to all the night feeds but more-so because I can't get comfy in bed and looking forward to being able to feed lying down. But I'm not rushing him growing up at all :-D

I love this little man!
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Post by Monicat » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:04 pm

DS and DD are 14 days old today! I am really tired as they are both feeding all night. If it was one bub I would be getting a few hours sleep in between feeds but as there are two of them I'm not sleeping much at night as I'm just feeding one after the other. Plus having to deal with the other kids during the day.

DH is trying to help but yells at the kids so much it drives me mad and stresses me out. I get to sleep in in the morning while he watches the older two but all I can usually hear is him yelling at them which is not much of a sleep in. I usually get up just to stop the yelling :/ ETA He is trying hard but it is annoying the crap out of me when I've only had a few hours sleep.

They are very cute though and DH took the older two shopping yesterday and both bubs were awake and "talking" to me which was lovely :)
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Post by Miss S » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:39 pm

I've been thinking of you and how you/the family is settling in Monicat.

How have you found the tandem feeding and constant feeding of twins?

I never had attachment issues with DD and am turning the corner of DS's attachment. But I forgot how owies a newborn suck has on nipples and their constant sensitivity. When DD approaches I'm scared at the thought of feeding her esp when she feeds to sleep. At least now it's mainly just the initial attachment. Stay mentally strong woman! :D

How are you going with feeds (and juggling everything else!?)
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Post by MrsShero » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:56 pm

My DS3 is 4 weeks old on Tuesday. feeding is going well, he only takes one side but is slowly building up to both.

Sleeping is good, usually feeding every 3 hours, last night he did give me a 6 hour stretch though which was divine.

DH isn't home much as it is harvest where we live but I think I am coping pretty well on my own.

Monicat- I am glad that your DH is trying as much as he can, but it is hard listening and watching them d things different, my DH is the same when he is left to tend to my older 2 on his own for a period of time.

Miss S- I am glad to be past the sensitive nipple stage, mine now are used to the wear and tear I think :lol:
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Dane Marcus 5/3/10- BF 11.5 months
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Post by Monicat » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:33 pm

Miss S Breast feeding newborns twins is definitely exhausting, I definitely feel like I'm feeding for 20 out of every 24 hours :lol: I'm really thankful that I know they will get quicker and that the benefits to them far outweigh the tiredness I am feeling at the moment. Mostly because they are feeding so constantly at night, though I am trying to take the chance to rest when they have their long sleeps during the day (like 3 hours and both together :? )

The kids are going really well, though DS has been having some issues with hitting, DH took Oscar shopping the other day and he was saying hi to little old ladies from the trolley, then whacking them when they got close :shock:

It is hard when you have issues BF your second one, if it was easy with your first! I'm glad it's getting better though.

MrsShero 3 hours is great and 6 hours is amazing, I agree my nipples are pretty much tough as nails now :lol: I admire you doing so much on your own. My DH is going back tomorrow and I'm freaking out about what I'm going to do without the extra pair of hands to hold a bub. Mainly that the babies will have to cry more than I would like because I can't be in four places at once.
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Post by Squip » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:25 pm

Hi ladies and congratulations to you all. We are nearly out of this sticky but I thought I'd pop in and say g'day anyhow. My dd2 can cry and feed at the same time it's really weird. She gets really fussy and goes on off on off etc and pulls her own hair and kicks etc I don't remember dd1 doing that. Apart from that things going well I haven't had thrush or mastitis and dd2 doesn't have a tongue tie like dd1.

Good luck tomorrow Monicat just take it one day (or hour) at a time.
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Post by MrsShero » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:08 am

Goodluck today Monicat. I will be thinking of you!
Nate John 6/11/07- BF 8 weeks
Dane Marcus 5/3/10- BF 11.5 months
Ryan Norman 8/11/11- Hoping to reach 12 months

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Post by MrsShero » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:17 pm

How did you go today Monicat??
Nate John 6/11/07- BF 8 weeks
Dane Marcus 5/3/10- BF 11.5 months
Ryan Norman 8/11/11- Hoping to reach 12 months

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