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Rachel82
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Jun 6th, 2017, 18:20 PM   #76
 
Same here Nikki. I'm finding the sleep deprivation difficult, especially since I have to express at night too, along with the nappy changes and feeds. A couple of nights I've just sat there expressing with tears running down my face.
I also almost cried when we took LO into my partner's work and everyone was asking how I was!


 
 

 
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Jun 6th, 2017, 18:37 PM   #77
 
Awww girls hate to think of you all being upset and crying. I was the same though especially in the very early days but things have settled down now thankfully.

I'm off to the docs tomorrow to get my bp checked now that I've stopped my meds. Going to ask the doc to prescribe me domperidone as it can help with milk production and although Eleanor is predominantly formula fed, I want her to have as much of my milk as possible. With her not feeding exclusively from me and with me not being able to express more than a whopping 2.5 mls *rolls eyes* I don't know how long my supply will last, so anything I can do to help keep it up/ maintain what's there!!

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Jun 6th, 2017, 19:20 PM   #78
 
Hey ladies, have been lurking but not posting the last few days as there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day!

Hope everyone is well. We are doing okay although today has been pretty awful as Oli has wanted fed all day and will not be put down at all. He screamed the house down when hubby tried to settle him and the other kids have been naughty today too. Hopefully tomorrow will be better as it is unlike him to be so unsettled.

On the up side, we started digging our foundations yesterday and also ordered our kit! Exciting. Trying not to get too ahead of ourselves but my hope would be that we will be in our new house for Oli's 1st birthday...fingers crossed!! Xx
 
 

 
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Jun 7th, 2017, 18:35 PM   #79
 
Hi all How is everyone getting on?

G is 6 weeks old tomorrow, he had his 6 week check at the GP today and is now 9lb9! He is also getting a little better at being put down, so those of you worrying about that there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel! He still has some days where he will only sleep on my knee but we are getting there. He is happily in his swing at the moment and is wide awake. He is really interacting more with us now too, which is lovely. GP also said my hip and arm that I hurt when having him should heal fine by itself with a bit more time. He is feeding really well too, so that is great. I've not tried giving expressed milk in a bottle yet, I'm not sure how much he eats and how much I would need to express.
 
 

 
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Jun 7th, 2017, 18:52 PM   #80
 
Had Eleanor weighed today and...

she is now ABOVE her birth weight

It's only taken 3 1/2 weeks but we've finally got there!!

GP happily have me domperidone and my bp was all good. Hopefully the fenugreek and the domperidone will help my milk supply maintain and if I'm lucky increase a little bit. I'm going to go back to the bf support group on Friday just to make sure that latch etc is deffo all OK and that she's feeding efficiently from me.

Things are really good at the moment and I'm feeling very content with my little family.



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Jun 7th, 2017, 19:15 PM   #81
 
what are the signs of pnd? im not sure if i have it or if its sleep deprivation. feeling awful today.

when do babies start smiling? i cant remember and im desperate for a smile lol
 
 

 
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Jun 7th, 2017, 20:13 PM   #82
 
I found myself not wanting to get out of bed, no motivation to do anything, feeling guilty about not being able to bf, feeling a failure for needing an assisted delivery, feeling bad for putting so much on my husband, crying all the time, feeling guilty about feeling so miserable all the time! Really not very nice at all. If you think you might have PND then deffo go and see your gp sooner rather than later.

Eleanor has done a couple of smiles which I don't think were just sleepy windy smiles. It's when I've changed her and she's wide awake and I'm talking to her. Obviously I don't know for certain that they were proper smiles but they certainly looked like it. Only happened a couple of times though but my god does she look cute when she smiles!!

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Jun 7th, 2017, 21:08 PM   #83
 
I've read they have reflex smiles for the first 6-8 weeks so yes real smiles but they aren't really in control of them like the kicks and punches arent intended but from 6-12 weeks you should get the first smile. I've sen lot's of smiles and we found if you kissed her on a certain part of her face it got a smile for a while lol. Anya is definitely feeding more and I'm feeling my bobs get empty for the first time silence she's been born! She's still mostly good at sleeping but like's to get off to sleep in a near upright position with arms out like a zombie!
She's started to really look at things now too.
Nikki I've not had PND but I suffered from depression and in my experience if you're asking the question it'd best to talk to your hv or doc x Emily that's fantastic new's so happy for you
 
 

 
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Jun 7th, 2017, 22:20 PM   #84
 
emily that sounds like me. i feel upset over the traumatic birth, that i couldnt do anything for her when i couldnt move or even push her in her buggy till id recovered. i cry alot im just really emotional and stressed. putting off seeing my friends. im ok when oh finishes work because i can have a break but alot of the time i dont feel with it like im away with the fairies. i dont know if its pnd or sleep deprivation. arias gone from.sleeping really well to barely sleeping
 
 

 
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Jun 7th, 2017, 23:22 PM   #85
 
Nikki, I would speak to health visitor or doctor about how you're feeling. I hope you're feeling better soon xx

Sophie is smiling in response to me talking to her, esp last couple of days and definitely not wind. She has the cutest smile with little dimples on one side xx
 
 

 
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Jun 8th, 2017, 04:03 AM   #86
 
Awwwww dimples!!!!
And nikki that does sound like depression warning signs. Even if it's due to sleep deprevation it's still sounds like depression x
 
 

 
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Jun 8th, 2017, 04:21 AM   #87
 
Nikki definetly see your gp about how you're feeling and do it sooner rather than later. Hope you're OK hun.

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Jun 8th, 2017, 07:49 AM   #88
 
thanks girls ill have to try and get an appointment.

arias not smiling yet i keep trying but nothing so far
 
 

 
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Jun 8th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #89
 
Well if there was any doubt (which obv there isnt) that anya wasn't ours last night proved it. She babbled in her sleep all night I couldn't believe she was still asleep! Both me snd her dad talk in our sleep. It's scrually how I knew he was the man for me. I was scared to spend the first night with him knowing get how much I chat in my sleep. So I stayed awake until he fell asleep. Just as I felt he was deep enough asleep for it to be safe for me he sat bolt upright pointed at his feet snd said "I'll have 5 of them please" then went back to sleep. After that I felt I could sleep in peace lol.
 
 

 
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Jun 8th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #90
 
I talk in my sleep and moan and all sorts!! I often hear Cam chatting away to himself too! Lol!

Eleanor is quiet when she's asleep but makes all sorts of noises when she's dropping off - she snorts and grunts and makes such a racket it's unreal!!

Just had Eleanor registered and she's all official now!

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