Oh ANOZI!! I thought FOR sure that you had ur little baby! God that stinks/ baby is so comfy in there! How big are they saying he is??
It’s funny too (well not really) but uv been “doing the deed” walking etc trying to get it started. Baby has other plans!
ADe don’t beat itself up over bf! Omg it is so hard! I totally underestimated! Especially if baby doesn’t cooperate! I applaud you for pumping And feeding- that way E gets all the good stuff still. I started pumping a few days ago only bc I had to go to the ER and see that dh can help. The night feedings are exhausting! On another note, how is E as a baby? Is a good? Does he cry? Maya is seriously a dream! Fly was so right- they chAnge a lot when they come home. Maya rarely cries yet in the hospitAl she cried all night! Last night I slept so well minus the feedings.
My ped appt yesterday was great! She is still at her discharge weight which he said was fine since she probably lost another oz or so but then gained back once my milk camein. I was do relieved! But he did say she had to be up at her birthweight by next week. I was hAving feeding issues where she’d pass out and I’d have to coax her to eat but now yesterday she was an eating champ! They change so much!
Bc of this wet tap epidural thing I found a new position where I can actually lie down w her on my chest and feed. She likes that!! Im def continuing w bf but will start adding in bottles too bc it’s just really demanding and w these headaches it has been rely hard
I am having that blood patch todayZ. My head felt like a bulldozer was plowing thru again yesterday am at pediatrician and til I lie down. I was in bed from ab 1230 til 5! I just fed maya and that’s it! I was fine from 5-8 like up and around the house, no headache, but at 8 it started coming back, the thing w this is that lying down alleviates the pain immediately and standing/sitting causes it once the fluid starts leaking. So hopefully this procedure today will work bc it’s pretty evident I can’t just lie down all day w a newborn. Thankfully maya is amazing and does not require much! She diesnt really cry - only thing is she sleeps in her carseat. We are making progress in the bassinet and she is trusting lying on her back. The way I see it is she is so little (just under 6lbs) and is so used to being snuggled up tight in my belly! Lying flat on her back is new so she just needs us to reassure her that it’s ok
Anyway Erin how are you holding up. I know the feeding is worrisome but as long as there are poopy diaps that reassures me.
I have this ap on my phone so I log each feeding, time, diaper etc it us really helpful to see her daily intake and lol output.
Moms coming up to help today since I have procedure. We are having the smoking talk - I’m scared!! Ped again mentioned 2nd hand smoke and baby handling so dh is being a bit dramatic,
Do you think how we raise our kids is influenced by all the trauma and heartache we went thru w the Ivf? I do. I think dh at least (since he felt responsible) is a nervous nay and super duper over protective. I mean it coukd just be his personality but I told him he needs to chill and stop hovering! Our little girl is fine!
But other than the nervousness dh has been a-ma-zing w both me and maya. He loves skin to skin time and has been very attentive to both of us, how are ur dh handling fatherhood?
Fly and anozi I’m rooting for some action today!!!