Hi there. I had a baby girl (Brianna Marie) on the 14th of August (she weighed in at 7lb 11oz and 19.9 inches) and i would just like to see how other Mums with bubs in the same age bracket are doing.
My baby girl is now a month old (obviously) and last time i had her weighed in she was 7lb 13oz and still the same length. At the moment she is feeding on Karicare as my milk dried up prematurely after 2 weeks of breastfeeding. I also got her first smiles this week and it melted my heart!
I had a pretty okay labour (in that i lasted it without any drugs) but i was really disappointed afterwards. They only classified my labour as 3 hours long, with only a 5 minute second stage (i only gave 3 pushes and she was out) however i was in pain for 13 hours, because only my hind waters broke, and no-one checked me out properly (they assumed all was going well because i was dialating), i was having irregular contractions for those 10 hours, that weren't accomplishing much! (i had dialated 2.3 inches in that time). Anyway, the doc came and noticed what was happening, broke my fore waters, placed an internal monitor on my babys head, and put me on syntocinin (despite my objections to the monitor and drip, he still did it). They then counted my labour from that moment which was very intense as i was also in 'back labour' which is unusual considering my baby was anterior, and i got no breaks in between my contractions. They told me i had an extrememly strong pain threshold to handle it all without pain killers. My little girl was born then with the cord around her neck twice and needed oxygen. I also felt as though this was my fault as i kept active throughout my pregnancy.
Anyway, the main thing is i have a beautiful, extremely healthy baby girl. I am due to have my 6 week checkup and her weighed again in 2 weeks ao i'll post again then.
I would really like to hear your birthing stories and hear all about your babies also.
Mum to a beautiful baby girl born on the 14th August 2003.