Well I figured I would start a thread for Feb moms and babies seeing as we have all started to deliver and I havent seen a Febuary thread..I was due Feb 8 but had a scheduled section on Jan 31st but I'm still a Feb mom I think! So post away!
Hows your baby doing? Mine is good. She has developed jaundice since we left the hospital and they had to send us a phototherapy incubator to use in our house until its gone. Its really frustrating since she has to be in it constantly except to feed. She hates it! She has to wear eye patches to protect her eyes and be naked except for a diaper. She was so use to being swaddled, and she does not like to sleep by herself. Always wants to be in your arms or laying next to you. I'm trying to break that. Are you BFing? I'am and its going well. Well hopefully we will hear from the others soon!
That sucks! I hope it goes away soon! When do you have to get her levels checked again? The day we left there was a bit of a hold up becasue they thight Isaiah looked jaudice too and it was up a bit but I just brought him in the following week to get checked and he was fine...My first born was under phototherapy and he had to stay under for a while I know its frustrating..but it will end, keep that in mind! Other than that glad to hear all is well...how is she sleeping? Im am always checking on him, must be paranoid, you'd think after 2 previous childen Id be easier going, lol it has been 5 yrs since my last one though
Yeah, its a big pain in the butt!! We had her levels check today and they were at a 14. She has to be at 12 to be taken off the phototherapy lights. Only two more points! Its better though b/c she was at 18! We will have it checked again this Sunday. She should be done by then. Kailey sleeps ok, if she's not under the incubator. She HATES the thing. So its a challenge to get her to sleep. I can't wait until its done with. Glad to know your Isaiah is doing good. I hear ya on checking on them to make sure they are ok! This is my first, and I'm surprised how much motherly instinct I have, its crazy. Well I told the others back the pregnancy board that we have one here, so maybe we will hear from them soon! TTYL!!
I found you guys!!!!! Thank goodness!!!!! I was starting to miss you guys!!!!!!I think I am going to have a handful ladies... I can't seem to put my little one down!!! Even when she is sleeping!!!! I miss her so much inside me moving around! I love that she is here!!! She is the best, but I am kind of sad too! I need to tell Brooke that she needs to savor the last couple of days that she has with her little precious in there.
Cailyn is doing well... we had her ultrasound on her kidney's (remember they were dialated which means they are bigger than they should be - actully it was just the Left one) done at the hospital and she now has urine backed up into both. I am just waiting to see what the doc is going to say about that on Thursday when we go. It kind of makes mer nervous... I hate it, she is soooo perfect!!!!!!!! But anyways... I am breastfeeding also... I told you guys that I prob wouldnt but I decided too since she did sooo well at it from the get go... I absolutely love it... I tried the pump thing but I couldn't even bring myself to let anyone else feed her... so it went to waste... oh well there is still A LOT being made!!! LOL! Anyways.. well I will talk to you ladies later!!! Glad everyone is doing well.
Robyn & Elisha - are you guys still bleeding "down there"?? Just wondering. It's sooo aggrivating!! Oh ya one more question... you guys with girls... have you seen any blood at all in your baby's vaginal area? two times in her diaper she had like like a drop of blood in her discharge stuff, I calle dthe doc righ away and she said all the hormones could do that, and it was normal, but I was just wondering if you guys had anything like that. It kind of freaked me out! ok... now I am gone! Bye until next time!
Well everything is going well with me and Isaiah he is not sleeping through the night but I dont mind even though Im sleepy and having the other two kids is a lot but dh helps out he let me sleep until 1pm today...god that felt good! I take Isaiah in on Tues for his 2 week check up already! Ill let ya know how much he gained, anyone one else feeling a bit anxious? I know the hormones are still up on the air so Im giving it time I just cant wait until it all feels normal! I love this little guy and forgot all the worries that went along with having a newborn. I said I woudnt breastfeed, I didnt think I would get anymilk in I didnt with the other two but I did and it was too late basically it was 10 days after he was born , and for me to get a good supply i would have had to pump every two hrs and I couldnt afford the $300 pump I needed, so now Im not leaking anymore I figure the supply is just about gone, anyway hes doing well on the similac, poop seems a littlle hard than Id like but other than that he is GREAT
Glad you all found us! Robyn- I love breast feeding. Its getting so much easier now. And Candice, glad you decided to do it!! Robyn- Kailey has the same problem....has been held so much that she does not like to sleep on her own. And I'm guilty of letting her sleep in the bed with me too! It's easy to do that when your BFing. Candice- My little girl hadthe bloddy discharge too, I was told its normal.
I feel like a milk factory too! Do any of you who re BF have this problem.......
Kailey chokes on my milk at least twice during each feeding. I don't know if my milk is coming out way to fast for her, or if she is not swallowing right or what. I'm going to ask her Ped, next time I talk to her which will be tomorrow when we have her levels checked again for the jaundice.
Candice-yes I'm still bleeding. I have been told that you blled for a few weeks, so I'm not expecting it to stop soon. Though it would be nice. Its hard to go from no blood for 9 months to an overflow of it!!
Ok g2g....Kailey is napping so I'm going to try to get some sleep!!
Hey there dont worry about the choking thing, I asked my pediatricain and its just something they do. I told him it freks me out so he showed me that when they start choking like that to tap on his sternun and he snaps right out of it
I am not bfing - Ava is doing awesome on the Nestle Good Start with Dha and Ara! At her 2 week check up (she was 12 days along) she had gained 1/2 pound and grew 1 inch! She is trying to catch up! when she was born she was 5lbs. 10oz. and when we left the hospital (I had her use the formula in the hospital) she only lost 1 ounce! she was 5lbs. 9 ounces when we left! So she has done great in 12 days gaining a 1/2 pound.
I haven't gotten enough sleep yet - with the house leak and workers in the bedroom etc. - during the day - so I am beat. I am thinking this next week should be better. We have some workers coming on Monday to see if the water traveled under the hardwood floors but we don't think it did - !! fingers crossed - then we only need the wall repaired where they dug a hole in it to find the pipe that was leaking. geez. after that I hope to be able to sneek in sleep during the day.
Little Ava has some flem and wheezing when fed - but she works it out pretty quick. The pediatrician wasn't concerned after checking her - he said if she had a fever he would worry - but no worries so far. Even though she is doing great - he has us keeping her in till the first week of April and not having a ton of people in our home to hold her etc. because she was a month early... just being cautious I guess! its the cold and bug season too.
My little girl didn't have the discharge yet. And Oh my breasts - they had me wear a sports a bra for two weeks - so keep them held tight and they didn't hurt much - got a little bigger - leaked one time (very little) and that is it. Come Monday I am free to not wear a bra - thank god! wearing a sports bra for 14 days is rough!!
And she hasn't been sleeping with us - but we do hold her a lot. she doesn't fit into anything that we have even an infant (*******) seat thing doesn't fit her yet - so we are going to look next week for something for her to sit in during the day and such. She is now 19 inches long - wow... and I still can't believe when I look at her that she should still be inside me! It amazes me!!
I am enjoying having my body back somewhat - still taking some pain pills - alternating with Ibuprophen and darvocet every 6 hours or so. Sometimes i just skip the meds all afternoon or evening - the scar is doing great! I have glue - holding me together - dermabond its awesome! I wear a binder too - kinda like a back support and it really helped shrink my belly. I have lost 20lbs so far and gained a total of 30 I think.... I haven't weighed myself in a few days and I think having a new baby definitly puts you on a diet!! you dont have time to eat and are too tired to eat! LOL !! but you breastfeeders - you gotta make the time to eat eh?
I am not bleeding - I stopped that at about day 10 after the birth.
Elisha - Ava had jaundice too - a little bit and we had to feed to often and put her by the sunlight (window) and it went away.... I hope yours is improving and or gone by now.
Candice keep us posted on the kidney situation - so sorry to hear about this and that you are nervous I would be too. hang in there. and let us know whats up. saying prayers for ya!
Val so glad that its all falling into place for you! yeah! and your hubby sounds AWESOME!!
OH robyn didn't see your post before I posted. I think its fine to hold your babe as much as you want - it depends though on what you want ultimately down the road though! hee hee!
I have a great book called "baby wise" and its really helping me out. Ava is on a 3-3.5 hour schedule right now on her own from the start of one feeding to the start of the next feeding. I don't wake her or anything yet - the book said for the first two weeks not to - turn your clocks to face the wall and love your little one as much as possible and let them eat on their own time (meaning earlier if they are hungry etc)... she went thru a small growth spurt where she was waking about 2 - 2.5 hours for an entire afternoon.... but that is over for the moment.
Come monday we are trying the schedule --- of every 3 hours and we have to establish a first feeding of the day no matter if she is sleeping or not. that is going to be hard. I think I am going to do the first feeding at 6 or 630am. My hubby leaves for work at 615am every day so that may be a good time. So even if she feeds at 4am - I am to wake her at 6 am yuck. This is in order to get them on a schedule to sleep thru the night by week 8 !! which I am SO hoping happens.... wish me luck on setting this goal and waking her - dont know if I can bring myself to do it - and doubt that I can. LOL!!
Glad you got to go outside! I think we can take her outside like you did - we just can't take her to stores etc. or around other people who will want to hold her now... till April 1st.
Great news!! Kailey had her blood work today and her Jaundice levels are good. She does'nt have to be under the lights anymore!!! I think Dh and I hate the thing more than she does...lol. We can hold and play with her more now. Robyn- I would'nt worry about holding them too much, I mean they are only this small for short time.
Oh my...This sleep thing is hard! It's getting better though. At first Kailey cried a lot to be fed. I think she was using me as a pacifier, b/c she'd nurse for 5-10 mins and fall asleep, and wake up in 45 mins. But we are getting more of a rutine down, but every once in a while we stray from it and I feed her earlier. She mostly feeds every 2-3 hours. She woke up 3 times last night, but thats better than it was...every hour or so....ugh... that was rough. I think the first 5-6 days I got a total of 8 hours of sleep. But I have been able to catch up a little bit now. NOTHING compared to the sleep I got while pg... And I thought I did'nt sleep well then..HA!
Kailey went on her first outing today also. Well....not really b/c she has had to go to the doctors 3 times since she was born to get blood drawn for the jaundice. But it was her first outing other than that. We had to go to town for her last blood work and hubby and I decided since she was sleeping so well in her car seat that we would go to Walmart b/c we needed things at the house. She did so great! It's funny how much people love seeing babies. No one came up to us, but they would stare. Unfortunetly they could'nt see her b/c we had a blanket draped over the car seat.
It is crazy that we all had our babies so close together and NO one was even due yet! Candice you and I had our baby girls on the same day, I think, (feb 3rd). What time did you deliver Cailyn? Kailey was born at 7:57pm.
Kailey is right next to me in her bouncy chair. She likes it b/c it vibrates aswell. We also have a swing for her, and she like it ok. But she won't stay in it more than 10 mins. I'm so happy that she does'nt have to be under the lights anymore, now we can really get a rutine down...on what she like to sleep in, play in, etc. Have any of you all's DH's gone back to work? Mine DH went back middle of last week. The first day was a little nerve wracking being by meyself. But it went great. I have a lot of confidence with her now.
My goodness, have I talked!!! I better wrap this up b4 you all get bored. Talk soon!
Hey everyone! Just thought I'd drop in here and say hi since everyone's moved! I have no baby yet but I only have 5 days till my due date so if I go a week over I'll be induced. I WILL have a baby in February! I'm so glad to hear everyone is doing well with their little ones, and Robyn, I agree with everyone else, cherish this time you have with Taylor, he will only be this small once. I know I will be the same way, I don't care if it's not the best idea, to me there would be nothing better than my baby falling asleep in my arms, I guess I'll deal with whatever results from it later!
Candice, I'm also glad to hear the BF worked out for you!! I hope Cailyn's kidneys will be okay, I can imagine that would be stressful on you having just had her, but she will still be perfect in your eyes no matter what
Elisha- Glad to hear Kailey's jaundice levels are down as well, that's pretty common I heard of newborns so I'm glad it wasn't anything too serious.
Friday- Good news about Ava's weight too! she will be up there in no time. At least she was no earlier than a month, but that would be a bit of a bummer not being able to take her out and show her off, better safe than sorry though!
Valerie- How is Isaiah doing? I was thinking about a reply to one of your posts about that Angel Care baby monitor and how you were thinking of getting one even though this is your third baby. I actually took the other one I had back today and got that one for the extra piece of mind. Am I paranoid or what?? lol
I feel like I am all ready now! I'm really not scared for the labor, I know it will be incredibly painful, but I am just more anxious to snuggle Kaylee finally!!
Hey Brooke!! So glad you came to join us. I bet you are so ready!! I'm excited for you. I was not really nervous either right before Kailey was born. I'm surprised how "un-nervous" I was during the experience. I just went into "lets get my baby out" mode. It's just SO worth everything in the end! Since she's been born I have had no sleep, and sometimes I get really frustrated at that fact, but them I remember how much I wanted her out and how much I love her and that all goes away. I got that Angel Care monitor from my Inlaws, but have not used it yet b/c she's been in that incubator. She will get to sleep in her bassinet tonight, so we will use it. Anyways, glad you found us...can't wait until we can read Kaylee's birth story...keep us updated on your progress!........Elisha
Hey Brooke, I actually didnt get the monitor I find that it is my nxiety making mefeel so paranoid and honestly knowing me if i had that monitor I would be anxious everynight wondering of its going to go off. Isiah has absolutley zero risk factors and we dont smoke or anything and my other two are just fine si I trust god with this one, we are moving the crib into our room though for the first yr...SIDS is extremely rare anymore I think its my own paranoia, lol...I bet your ready for baby hope baby comes soon for ya!
Isaiah is 12 days and already rolled to his side!!!!!!!!!
Valerie, I hear ya on worrying if the monitor will actually go off! That will be another fear of mine probably. The only thing is that I've heard they give off a lot of false alarms so hopefully that won't happen. I wish our bedroom was big enough to bring the crib into! lol. I am planning on just having the bassinet next to the bed for awhile, especially since I want to BF and when I feel ready I will put Kaylee in her crib. At least her nursery is right on the other side of the wall from our room so even when she is in her crib she will be close. I haven't even had her yet and the thought of leaving her alone in there freaks me out. I think she'll be in her bassinet for a long time parked right next to me! lol. Do I sound a little overprotective? yes! I cannot sleep a bit right now. I have a feeling my baby will be very active at this time, she is kicking and moving like crazy right now and it is almost 2 in the morning and during the day she hardley moves...boy will I have my hands full! I should be enjoying my sleep, I think I'm going to do that soon! Have a great day ladies
Hey ladies!!! I have missed soo much! Elisha I had Cailyn at 7:47 exactly!!! It's so weird to think we were in labor at the same time!!! LOL! Our babies are 10 min apart! AWWW!!!! That is soo awesome!!! I miss all you girls!!! I need to get on more but I have had to take her to the doc so much... she had to go to a urology pediatrics doctor yesterday and he said that her kidney's were dialated still but nothing to be too concerned about at this point. She does have to have a cystogram done. we don't know what the date is for that but they have to use a cathider to go up inside and see if there is any blockage from her bladder because she isnt emptying it like she should. Lord it's scarry! They said other than that she is wonderful. They say as long as she is peeing and pooping ok... and since she is BFing she is pooping 8 - 10 times a day. What abotu you ladies that are bfing?? Do they go that often? It seems like I am changin poop every second of the day! And about the BFing, yes I feel like I am feeding her all day long. And Robyn, my little girl is with me every second of the day and night. She sleeps the best on my chest. lol!! My hubby has only held her like maybe 10 times. for about 10 min intervels. I am sad if I don't have her. Is that crazy? I miss her so much when I am not holding her even if she is right there beside me. I'm crazy!!
Robyn... you lucky dog! I get about 4 hrs of sleep so far. and I can't sleep during the day because it seems there is sooo much to be done. I am exhausted, but I love it!
I'm glad everyone and the babies are doing good... Friday, I am so glad that Ava is doing as good as she is. It's scarry when you think they are a month early, but it's sooo great that she is doing so well... a lot of babies weigh the amount Ava did full term, so that is great!!!
Ok ladies I am going now... I stopped by work for a sec on my way home from Cailyn's 2 wk appt. She had to get a shot today. I cried! LOL! Talk to you ladies later!!!
LOL...I guess we have been busy mommies! Robyn, when you said your MIL and mom had been coming over a lot I thought I wrote that!....My mom is starting to drive me nuts. She comes over TOO much. She's wonderful, but gives too many "suggestions" on how to care for Kailey Hope your mom is not like that. Kailey is the same way as Taylor with the swing too. It took a few times for her to get used to it, but she finally fell asleep in it yesterday. I was so happy that I did'nt have to hold her until she fell asleep.
Candice- That is so crazy that Cailyn and Kailey are 10 mins apart! I would of never guessed we would of been in labor at the same time. lol. I hope all goes well with her and the kidney thing. Glad everything else with her is great!!! And yes, I too feel like I change poopy diapers all day. It's amazing what their little bodies can put out! Kailey also likes to sleep on our chests. Well, she like her daddy's chest and like to sleep curled up on her side next to my breasts..lol... She definetly sleeps better on her side than her back...What about all of you all's babies? I lay her on her side all the time. I get worried about the SIDS thing, but she just does so much better that way. I have to prop a rolled up blanket behind her sometimes.
Any of your babies smiled yet? I know that when they smile this young its not in reaction to anything, just involuntary. But Kailey smiles alot. Its SO CUTE. Robyn, my little one also has gas sometimes. I give her the drops and it seems to help. I have not read your post about it yet, but I'm going to.
Well I took Isaiah for his hearing test today as he failed the one at the hospital after he was born, he passed with flying colors glory to god! Also I got his birth certificate today!!!! anyway thought I would share!Hope everyone is doing great!
VAL congrats on the passing of the hearing test! WWOOOH OOO !
And how are your babes doing? My little miss Ava seems to be on a good schedule of every 3, 3.5 or 4 hours of feeding. from waking up time, changing and feeding to waking up time again. so she is doing great.... except for the inlaws... they are here in my home visiting and they threw her all of her schedule and my MIL is a disaster - thinking I don't know how to treat my child and her gas.... she thinks slapping her on the back (burping) and bouncing her up and down and rubbing her tummy all fast is helping - but its NOT its making her WORSE... she thinks my baby drinks her formula too fast - and this really makes my daughter mad! UGH!!!! but they are gone soon - and my husband and I have had discussions with her but she won't listen... the MIL nad FIL are back on sunday afternoon till tuesday morning and we need to talk to her on sunday as soon as she returns... because my poor baby girl was screaming crying the past two nights because my MIL is a jack***. And I will not tolerate this one more min.
Anyway - other than that she is doing GREAT and I am doing good. I had the dermabond glue for my incision (csection) and its great so far! NO tugging or pulling etc. its healing well. NO strips to take off or stitches etc.
I am still bleedign though - are any of you? I stopped bleeding but then started back up since the in laws were here - do you think its stress??????
XXOO to all -
Ava 3 weeks on Monday.
OH and the BFers - my daughter is doing like 8 poopy diapers a day on the formula (nestle good start) its the closest thing to Breast milk "they say".... and she certainly is pooping like a bf baby! I wish she wouldn't poop so much - LOL!!