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#876 Post by DM88 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:41 pm

Congratulations lwaa!! fantastic news :D

Just go steady with you having a section x
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#877 Post by Optimistic123 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:37 pm

Congratulations LWAA has motherhood sunk in yet? Hope your enjoying it cherish every minute it's precious
Thanks hopefully I am taking it a day at a time at the minute little one keeps me busy I'm worse at night when I get time to myself. Xx
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#878 Post by Hopefully » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:34 pm

Hi ladies,

I'm back in hospital. I had another haemorrhaging epsiode. Thought my waters broke but it was blood so taken in last night. Good news is that the baby is ok. My contractions started during the early hours - 2 every 10 mins but them as bleeding subsided they stopped.

I am booked in for a section on Wednesday but depends how i go really. They said if contractions start again or bleeding they are just going to take me to theatre and get him out. So I'm just sat waiting really.

I hate hospital. I know I'm in the right place but an hour seems like a day!

Last night as I was walking in the maternity entrance with hubby a heavily pregnant women with a dressing gown on asked me if I had a light for a cigarette! I couldn't believe it!! Me and hubby both burst out laughing in shock at the same time. Her face was a picture. Sorry to sound judgmental but what the hell is that all about!!

Hope all you new mums are ok?

Strange as I can hear the babies crying on the ward & I can't believe I will be soon x
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#879 Post by DM88 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:56 am

Oh wow hopefully! Sounds like you've had fun there !

Had to laugh at the smoking part; this happened to me and my hubby when we went for out first bit of fresh air after the boys were born and after being told to go back to the ward as the boys were in neonatal. There was a full group of them - if I hadn't known any different you'd of thought they were life long friends for a social meet up - stood to the entry way puffing away together. Some were still pregnant others just given birth. I said at the top of my voice to hubby, wheel me back to my room, I feel sick from that minging smell. They soon shut up but probably started bitching when I'd left. Oh well.

Good luck for tomorrow - or today! Fingers crossed for a safe delivery x
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#880 Post by Year of the monkey » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Hopefully thinking of you and hope you are okay. You are right, you are in the best place. If you have already had bubba i hope all is well with you both, if you are still waiting then good luck! Can't wait to hear your news if safe arrival xxx

Ive been to register little man today, so he's all official now. Had a terrible night last night where it felt like he was feeding hourly, so exhausted today and the tears came again, then I feel guilty for crying! All this expressing is really getting me down as it takes me away from Archie, then i feel guilty for that. We just love them so much don't we and the worry and guilt for everything really never ends.

Sorry for ending that on a downer, i am over the moon with my little man but these hormones make me erratic at times! Hope everyone else is doing good xxx
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#881 Post by Year of the monkey » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:05 pm

I have to agree about the smoking ladies! Outside the hospital entrance is the biggest sign saying "this is a smoke fee zone" and stood exactly where the sign is are groups of people in dressing gowns puffing away and you have to walk past them to get into the hospital! I can't stand it and like you say having to walk past them with my baby now does anger me!
Dm88 i think you were at same hospital as me, they definitely would of had a good bitch about you, but do we care :lol: xxx
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#882 Post by Hopefully » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:34 am

Thanks for well wishes ladies.

I am having section this morning thank goodness. It's been a long few days.

I am having my last drink of water now before nil by mouth- I'm nervous but excited. Can't wait to join you all.

Monkey I hope your blasted hormones settle soon. Must say I'm not looking forward to that part.

See you on the other side xxx
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#883 Post by babykins » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:47 am

Good luck hopefully xx
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#884 Post by Dora03 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:02 pm

Thinking of you hopefully....it will be just amazing, your in for a life changing experience xx
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#885 Post by Optimistic123 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:40 pm

Good luck hopefully it's amazing when you hold them in your arms! Keep us posted xxx
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#886 Post by DM88 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:24 pm

Good Luck Hopefully! You're almost at the first finish line, then a whole new race begins :D xx

Monkey - I was at Chesterfield hospital, not much different to KM in all honesty! Lol! It really annoys me knowing the journey we have had to take and all the sacrifices (not that for a minute I'm moaning about that because they've given me 2 beauties) for them to be smoking in an area which I don't want to be breathing in that air, or have to bring my babies out of when they were finally due to go home. Arghhh!! Rant over!


Also, I felt like that when I was expressing - it was taking up so much time that I was feeding the boys then on the pump, feeding then back to pump. I barely had chance to eat, shower or pee, hubby only had 1 week paternity and family weren't overly there to help. Well they were but not in the ways I wanted help if that makes sense? Sounds awful to say but I'd of loved for them to have a bottle and feed for me to just take 5 minutes to recoup, run in the shower and then be back again. I had to give it up as the exhaustion was affecting milk production, boys are o formula and thriving. The chunksters were weighed last week; Theo 13lb 12 and Tobias 14lb 14. No wonder my arms are getting bigger lol! Take (where you can) 5 minutes to just stop and breath. Sending big hugs to you xx
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#887 Post by Hopefully » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:59 am

Morning ladies - well baby Adam arrived yesterday at 10.03 am. I had the spinal but it didn't work so had to have two shots then they both well and truly kicked in!! I was as sick as a dog yesterday. I'm just sat here eating some cereal!

Baby Adam is asleep in his crib. It's surreal. I fell in love with him straight away. I was really worried I wouldn't feel anything as I distanced myself a little during pregnancy due to previous experience and the facts I had bleeds all the time.

Anyway I love him and he's perfect!

He had something called tongue tie or something - where the skin under the tongue completely attached so he can't lift his tongue or stick it out so he can't feed very well - a specialist is coming to see us this morning as they may have to cut it to make him be able to eat and also prevent a lisp in the future.

Also because he was breech for 9 months with his legs up by his head he won't put his legs down so they are sending him for a scan to check his hips are ok - but they said they probably are and he's just not used to putting them down yet.

They have just taken my catheter out and now I have to wait and see if I can go naturally or whether I have had a reaction as usual to drugs and surgery. I am praying I can go so they will let me home.

Adam keeps throwing up mucus which is scary as he sounds like he is choking but he's not- it's just the mucus.

Hope everyone else is ok x

I'm struggling to breast feed due to his tongue so they are feeding him through a syringe. I hope this tongue issue can be resolved soon!!
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#888 Post by DM88 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:27 am

Brilliant news hopefully!! So so pleased for you and Adam.

Hoping the scans come back fine and it's him thinking he's still tucked up inside you :) x
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#889 Post by Optimistic123 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:44 am

Hopefully so pleased for you congratulations on welcoming Baby Adam into the world!
Mucus is normal don't be scared of it it has to come up Phoebe was the same she had it for about a week!
Tongue tie is more common than you think atleast they check for it now they never used to, normally they will need a little cut to help him suckle and heals quickly keep us posted and just enjoy every minute. Phoebe is having scan on her hip too only because she has clicking on one side but they think will fix itself
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#890 Post by Dora03 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:56 am

Congrats hopefully....brilliant news! Reggie had mucus too, it's common with c section babies as they don't pass through the birth canal. Rocco also has a mild tongue tie, but as he feeds well on a bottle nothing was done about it. Hopefully they will soon sort it so that you can feed your baby. Xx

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#891 Post by Year of the monkey » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:11 pm

Huge congratulations Hopefully, its amazing to have your little one finally in your arms isn't it! I hope they manage to sort his tongue and his hips are okay, we worry whilst we are pregnant but now its on a whole new level! I hope you manage to get home soon and enjoy life with baby Adam xxx
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#892 Post by ladywithanaccent » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:11 pm

Huge congrats on the safe arrival of baby Adam (thought I had posted this but clearly I have baby brain) xx I was the same..worried how is feel as if distanced myself in pregnancy buts it's brilliant when they are finally here..totally amazing xx
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#893 Post by Year of the monkey » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:37 pm

Hi ladies, hows life with your new babies?

Archie is 1 month old today, i can't believe where the time has gone! I've been reflecting on the past month and how much he has he turned my life around for the better, i don't think you can ever be prepared no matter how much you read or what people tell you. You really are learning on the job!

Archie is still feeding every 1.5-2 hours which is exhausting in the night, feels as soon as gone to sleep I'm awake again, but as soon as i see that little face :D I've been expressing since been back in hospital and doing combo feeds, however since oh is back at work it's really hard to find the time to express and look after him the way i want, so today made the decision to stop expressing and try putting him to the breast and formula instead. He's not great with breast feeding but I'm hoping the more i try the more he'll get used to it. It really breaks my heart that he never took to breast feeding. Its one of those things no one ever tells you how hard it will be too.

Starting to see a little personality develop already, its amazing how they change and grow so quickly, sometimes when i look at him i can see a little boys face already and feel like I've lost my newborn! Has anyone tryed the black and white books with their babies? Archie loves it and you can see his brain ticking over!

As for me, has anyone else had pain in their ovaries? Ive had this the past week, its not constant but sharp pains every now and again, maybe the ovaries are trying to recover and get back to normal after all the ivf drugs and pregnancy. Wonder when I'll get first af. Also tmi alert (but since we've shared everything already!) but my pelvic floor feels like its been ravaged! Just can't get any control back, not sure when you should be back to normal in that department but its worrying! Mentioned it to midwife before discharged and she said they will send me for physio if it doesn't improve- theres always something!

Hope you are all settling into motherhood and enjoying your bambinos, it still feels like a dream sometimes doesn't it! Xxx
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#894 Post by ladywithanaccent » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:44 pm

Monkey- Daphne is the same feeds every 2 hours in the night. She's two weeks today. I'm feeling a bit better this week..found the first week a bit of a sock and I seemed quite teary, still am off and on. She also gets distressed in evenings which I think is colic. I'm finding I'm gradually getting more mobile but even a walk to the shops wears me out! I have all sorts of pains in abdomen and ovaries but I think it's from my section..occasionally still on the painkillers. Think I might need more iron tablets too as I get bouts of dizziness.

A friend has bought me two black and white books I haven't tried them yet will do. Xx
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#895 Post by Year of the monkey » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:12 pm

Yes its a massive shock in the beginning isnt it, i cried everyday for first couple of weeks, still shed the occasional tea now. Think its joy, exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed, a whole range of emotions. We have to remember our bodies have been through alot and go easy on ourselves. Archie used to get distressed in evenings but it has calmed, hope it does with Daphne too. Lovely name by the way! Xx
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#896 Post by Optimistic123 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:08 pm

LWAA Phoebe is same she's very unsettled in evenings and crying in pain midwife told me to try infacol so giving it's go! She's ok in day
She is 3 weeks today got pictures of her printed off and can see a massive difference from day one
Monkey the sleepless nights are worth it I get a lot of pain too and suffering with dizzy bouts gp thinks it's low blood pressure I know what you mean about pelvic muscles too very weird feeling of having little control!
One thing I have learnt is we can read all the books but in reality it's different and I'm a qualified nursery nurse but doing it with your own is something else! In a good way
Still can't believe all our journeys from the start seems like it was only yesterday I'm starting to think about my frozen embryos now as they will write to me soon to see what I want to do with them!
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#897 Post by DM88 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:07 am

Hi All,

Sounds like you are all settling into motherhood really well :D

5 months yesterday my boys came into the world and completely changed me as a person. I've realised that I'm a lot tougher, both physically and mentally, can definitely multitask like a pro, am protective and do not like anyone trying to tell me what's wrong or what to do with my little ones. And lastly, I'm their mother; I know them better than anyone.

I wish my dh side of the family were more supportive and listened to me. I feel, even now, rubbish when they're around. They visit willy nilly, a far cry away from my family who are on the phone/text every day or see the boys. Really infuriates me that they can't be bothered with them unless on their terms. Really should have known this would happen as they were rubbish during pregnancy, telling me what to do or not, telling folk I was pregnant when I hadn't passed the critical part and when I strictly said it's our news we will tell people. It's their first grandchildren, 2/3 for my parents but it's like their no motivation to see them :(

Sorry for the rant ladies :( I guess I'm just getting angrier at them for not wanting to see the boys or spend time with them after the 10yr wait we have had!

I hope you're all well and have a wonderful weekend x
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#898 Post by Hopefully » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:18 am

Well it sounds like their loss dm88 - dot let them get to you x

Congratulations LWAA. Xx

Sorry I haven't been on for a while - I was readmittes as my bladder stopped working - this is quite funny after reading all your posts that yours won't turn off!! I was praying to pee myself!! Anyway seems the spinal drugs effected it and I had a catheter in for 5 days which was awful - they discharged me on Tuesday and I can finally pee by myself!

I was breast feeding but stopped yesterday as not producing enough as his nappies not as wet as should be and his jaundice wasn't flushing away as it enough fluids - for me it was the best decaying and for Adam. He is like a diffeeent baby. So content. He was literally feeding on one boob then the other every hours from 11pm til 5.45 am - I did this for approx 9 nights and had 2 hours sleep a day if that for 9 days. It was breaking me. I haven't looked back.

It's wonderful being a Mum. I found it all quite natural really - I'm quite suprised how confident I am in my instincts and how I feel. You do get everyone telling you what to do and people constantly saying get some sleep when you can - well no sh*t of course I know that but when you are not a robot you can't just flick a switch and sleep! Also in hospital I found the different shifts of midwives all told me different ways and things about breast feeding which was confusing!!

We have a cleaner at the house at the moment and even she stops working and inisists on giving me her opinion of what I should do - sometimes I feel like screaming, "just do your job and let me do mine" Then i feel guilty for having those thoughts and feel like a cow.

Anyway, now I just smile at everyone's advice but do it my way.

Adam like some of your babies is unsettled at night . From around 10pm til 2 he's grizzly. I'm not sure if it's wind or colic or just tired I'm still working that out. I hoping after a few nights on the bottle he will fell more fuller and therefore be more peaceful at nighttime.

I don't know about anyone else but since having Adam I feel scared sometimes about him being on the world. All the bad people and violence is sometimes overwhelming and I want to protect him so much. My job doesn't help as I see a lot of bad people which sometimes out balances things.
It's such a shock to the system as to how much love and protectiveness I feel. To be honest I was secretly worried I might not love him straight away as throughout the pregnancy I had such bad bleeds and was told to prepare myself that I purposely kept a distance - I didn't tell anyone the gender and constantly referred to him as "it". However, when he came and I saw him I just melted and cried my heart out as I loved and wanted him so much.

I am pleased you are all doing well.

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#899 Post by babykins » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:52 am

Just an update on Greg she can't get on the forum hopefully will be able to soon. I've been emailing her and everything is fine she will update once on. Xx
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#900 Post by Year of the monkey » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:39 pm

Opti i tryed infacol with Archie and he just spewed it straight back up!!! He will not burp at all, it's so frustrating and when i try to burp him in the lean forward position he shakes his head like mad, he hates it! So no way can i get the wind out of him, which then leads to all the funny facial expressions they pull when they have trapped wind !

Dm88 like Hopefully says its their loss, its so rubbish but what can you do about it, they will have a much closer relationship with your family and remember who was around when they were growing up. You can rant to us whenever you like! :wink: so rant away!

Hopefully i hope your water works are working again!
I'm totally with you on the feeling protective, I've said exactly the same to my oh and said I'm so worried about him being out in the big (sometimes bad) world. When I've been walking around my local town I'm noticing EVERYTHING and every kind of person and thinking i just feel so bad that he has to grow up around this! I want to wrap him up in cotton wool so much.

So glad to hear Greg okay Babykins, i have been thinking about her, how are things with you and Ebony? All good i hope

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