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mablestarr
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Jul 14th, 2013, 22:03 PM   #16
 
[QUOTE=Becky1;3427517]I've just realised today is possibly the first day I haven't cried (happy, sad or stressed out tears).

That's great hun

To make my self feel better today I tried to make a mental list of all the things which are better now that I'm not pregnant, although I really miss being pregnant, miss my bump and had a little cry as I realised I dont have a photo of my bump taken on the day I gave birth - stupid thing I'd wanted to do as I'd done it last time!

The best thing so far is being able to sleep on my front.

Also not feeling like I'm going to throw up when brushing my teeth.

And finally being able to fit into my old clothes (some are even too big) as I weight 10lbs less now than I did when I got pregnant.
 
 
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Jul 15th, 2013, 12:09 PM   #17
 
I still haven't weighed myself!

I can't bare to my tummy has pretty much completely shrunk but I still feel like a hephalump!

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Jul 15th, 2013, 13:06 PM   #18
 
Hope you're feeling good mablestarr and woah at the weight loss! I'd like to weight what I was pre-preg or less
I put on 3 stone preg and have lost 2 stone so far! My stomach is mostly gone but I think the last stone is going to take some actual effort with diet and exercise *sob*
 
 

 
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Jul 16th, 2013, 08:34 AM   #19
 
Im no longer breast feeding! I managed to hand express from my right boob 1oz for him but it was so painful to do. The nipple is horrendous!
N cos he was still constantly feeding from me left side thats now got reskly sore n is heading in same direction. I dread the next feed, ive been crying cos i didnt wanna give up but he just is to demanding on the boob for md to keep up. I had about 5hrs sleep since thurs.. So lastnight we made the choice and went and bought formula. Hes taken to bottle amazing a bit sicky but was expected cos of thd change over. He slept smazing lastnight only wsking up for 2feeds!! Feel much better about it.
But i have 2 midwifes coming today.. Mine to do the prick test n daily vist plus the breast feeding one that weighed noah yest n advised about me expressing.
Im scared what attitude she will have to be just giving up!
Hes had 5 days on solid breast feeding,
He only lost 4.6% so it shows he was being fed great! Just dnt aant some wonen coming here tellinv me i made s bad choice!
I may try and see if i can express later if i can handle the pain.
Boobs rock solid this morning!! Almost filling up my armpit lol xx
 
 

 
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Jul 16th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #20
 
Oh honey, I had the exact same position as you. I fed on the breast for 5 days and then it just got too much. Couldnt feed him enough, dreading feeding, sore nipples, expressing ok but not having the time and a mw who had helped me so much. I gave Rory a bottle and had a brilliant nights sleep. I could feel myself going into a kind of dark hole with the bf and as soon as I made the decision to move to formula it felt like a massive dark cloud lifted. My husband actually commented on the transformation! He is now thriving on formula and gaining weight. There is opportunity for lots of help with feeding etc. i did feel guilty initially about it but I know I made the right decision. Rory is 3 weeks old tomorrow and we are both far happier people. I just told the mw and that was that. Its your decision not theres.

Its your decision though and Im aware breast is considered best but only if it works for you. It can take weeks for your milk supply to get up and ready so if you do keep going it will get easier. I think you need to do whats right for you!
 
 

 
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Jul 16th, 2013, 10:15 AM   #21
 
Oh Dani you're doing fab. No one will think any less of you for giving Noah a bottle. Ana is being fed a combination of expressed breast milk, formula and sometimes she latches on to feed. I really like knowing how much she's had and so I know I will never just bf. There have been many days where Ive thought ust stop faffing and give her formula, but for now I'm doing what I can.

If you can manage to express then great. Have you got the lansinoh nipple cream? It does work.
 
 

 
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Jul 16th, 2013, 10:19 AM   #22
 
Aww dani don't feel bad it's very hard! I was the same.5hours sleep must be making it even harder. U do what's right for u and baby and I'm sure the MW won't pressure u, she will try to support u.
How u getting on now he's on formula? Have u had bit more sleep? He's so cute!! Xx


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Jul 16th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #23
 
Awh sorry to hear that dani. Do you not fancy expressing then?

Me & Harrison have a complicated feeding routine that involves breastfeeding & expressing & it takes around an hour to do each time & I have to feed him every two hours because he's little & doesn't put on weight very easy. So we are exhausted too! There have been a couple of nights where ive almost given up myself!

Anyway, he managed to put on 6oz over the weekend so I am hoping midwife discharges us to health visitor on Thursday, he will be two weeks old Friday how crazy is that!!

Everytime I think about my OH going back to work on Monday I burst into tears. I seriously don't know how I'm going to manage by myself

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Jul 16th, 2013, 14:28 PM   #24
 
You really shouldn't feel bad - I go with the idea that every bfeed you've done is a bonus. I'm 3 weeks in and still managing - I've started expressing a feed once a day and am considering introducing formula at night. One of my friends had all but stopped bfing so she can have a drink!! Another friend has persevered but found out she wasn't producing enough milk and baby was starving!!

It's not as easy as it was made out to be at the classes I went to!
 
 
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Jul 17th, 2013, 15:29 PM   #25
 
Well im on antibiotics girlys!

Went to drs this morning.. Drs words ' this is the worst case of mastitis ive ever seen '
ouchieee
Both my boobs are in a terrible state! Both nips are sore cracked n right is now scabby from bleeding. N both boobs are inflammed red n rock solid will lumps
Im a state!!

Im on really strong antibiotics for a week now xx
 
 

 
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Jul 17th, 2013, 16:03 PM   #26
 
Hi girlies

It's lovely to hear how you are all getting on. Olly is 4weeka tomorrow ... I honestly don't know where the time has gone. It seems like yesterday I was in had him.
The first 2 weeks we just had to wing it, hubby and I didn't have aa clue what we were doing. I had a massive cry the Sunday night before he went back to work as I didn't have a clue how to look after him by myself but to be honest him going back to work has been the best thing - we have our little routines now and I love being with him during the day


Olly has been suffering from trapped wind and screaming in pain after feeds coz he can't get all his wind up, I tried everything from the winding every oz to the cycling legs and nothing worked so I bought some infacol and he has been a different baby the last few days ... Trumping all the time !!


He has his last feed about 8pm and then we bath/wash change and into his sleeping bag and we pop him on his play mat until he drifts off and we take him up to bed with us around 10pm ish. He goes into his cot and sleeps until he wakes for a feed about 3/4ish then back down and wakes up about 7am. He won't sleep in his Moses basket - I can sometimes get him in it during the day when he sleeps but as soon as he wakes up screams blue murder. He loves lying on his mat and blanket on the floor.


And giving him a dummy was the best thing we ever did, we were so against it at first but it really does settle him.


How is every one feeling in themselves ?


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Jul 18th, 2013, 05:45 AM   #27
 
Wow queenriccy you sound like you've got it sussed. We are so far from a routine! I get a bit panicked about the lack of routine at times - but lo is only 3 weeks. he's just quite difficult to settle at night and like you mentioned with your lo, won't go down in his Moses basket. We are looking at buying a travel cot or small cot for our room as I don't like the thought of him in his own room yet!
 
 
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Jul 18th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #28
 
Dani - ow!! Hope the antibiotics are kicking in, just what you need when you're so busy with Noah! x
 
 
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Jul 18th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #29
 
We have zero routine too, there's just not enough time haha!

Although Harrison slept from 4am - 7am in his crib, completely quiet! I couldn't believe it! Feel like a new woman after 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Hows the sleep deprivation effecting everyone else?

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Jul 18th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #30
 
Harry actually went 3 and half hours last night instead of just his normal 2 hours. Was amazing to have that extra hour and half asleep hoping he will carry on like that xx
 
 
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