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Nov 13th, 2012, 20:19 PM   #31
 
Of the babies in our ward, after scbu

one family had to rely on buses but I think it was an excuse; I heard nurses gossiping asking which bloke the dad was as she brought a different bloke every day
The other went away for the weekend which we thought was odd , however after finding out baby was born with its tummy outside its body, he was 3 months old and half the size of Charlie and spent its first 10 weeks in hospital out for 2 weeks and back in...you kind of understand what a crap time mum and dad had had of late
 
 
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Nov 14th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #32
 
I think you imagine if someone has a new baby in special care you think they are going to be by their side 24/7 but I suppose life still continues I had a 7yr old and I was very lucky it was school holidays and my mum had him. And sometimes parents need a break.

My oh took me to Pizza Hut for lunch, and I felt so guilty for leaving the hospital. But at the same time felt much better for getting out into the 'normal' world and having a proper meal.

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Nov 14th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #33
 
It does feel like you are in a dark tunnel and the exit was never getting closer, every time we saw the light they would find something else and the light would be further away
We got out a couple of times, we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary so went out for dinner in Oxford and it was great just to get out for the evening
 
 
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Nov 14th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #34
 
I feel awful right now because I'm waiting for my midwife! She's late and all I keep thinking is I've got to get to the hospital to see my little boy! It's really winding me up. She's always late. His cares are at 11 and I'm going to end up missing them today Harry's heels are the same black and blue from needles. Good idea about massaging them though. I will try that when I finally get him home xxx
 
 
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Nov 14th, 2012, 16:40 PM   #35
 
Ollie enjoys it now getting his feet rubbed it seems to send him to sleep!!

How awful ur mw being late. Have you said something to her like you needed to get to hospital?!

Thinks will get easier you know. Sounds mad but it will. I kind of got used to the NICU way of life and got into my own routine. The hardest part was the first few days when my hormones were all over!

Keep strong and keep smiling your little boy needs his mummy to be stron
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Nov 15th, 2012, 20:49 PM   #36
 
Thanks Andrea. Nice is getting like home now. Today was nice. Hey let me go into the parent flat for the day and spend all day with my boy to myself. It was lovely. He still won't take my milk though so I'm facing a really hard decision. Do I keep trying my best and stick it out a bit longer, or do I give in an key him have bottles in hope we will go home quicker? Only thing is obviously because of the situation, breastfeeding is the only thing I feel I can do for him that no one else can so it seems especially important to do it if that makes sense xxx
 
 
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Nov 15th, 2012, 21:03 PM   #37
 
Do what I do Hunni, and express put it in a bottle and that way your killing two birds with one stone!! Feeding is what held me back so I decided to express and bottle feed. Once your home you can work on getting him to latch on. It's hard work but so worth it xxx
 
 
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Nov 15th, 2012, 21:10 PM   #38
 
I am expressing or his tube feeds at the moment? Do you still bottle feed or hashe started to latch on?xx
 
 
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Nov 16th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #39
 
I still express and bottle feed. He has latched on a couple of times but I got really sore so had to go back to expressing but I don't mind. It gives me some time to relax!!! xx
 
 
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Nov 16th, 2012, 22:15 PM   #40
 
Thankyou. I think I'm goin to try bottle with expressing. Hes Jaundice again right now so thats holding us back too xx
 
 
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Nov 16th, 2012, 23:12 PM   #41
 
Ollie is jaundice too. Had light treatment on neonatal and his bloods improved then we came home. Has had bloods every 3-4 days and levels have gone back up. Gotta go to childrens ward Monday morning for bloods and discuss with consultant what the plan is.

The majority of prem babies are jaundice and at least its not invasive treatment I just don't like them taking his blood!! His poor feet are sore xx
 
 
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Nov 20th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #42
 
What hurt me was after having my c section I was in recovery and the nurse said she would take a pic and give it to me and she didn't but my oh took a pic luckily.
Also I live 3rd floor 80 stairs each way and when they released me it killed Me as couldn't get down the stairs the first night I was out but my oh visited O x

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Nov 24th, 2012, 13:17 PM   #43
 
We are home!! Finally got my little man home. I'm still struggling to get Harry to latch on tho at the moment I'm expressing but I'm finding it rules my life having to do it every 3 hours and I only get enough each time for one feed so I can't afford to miss a slot. Anyone else find this? Is this what you do Andrea? Or do you use formula as well? Xxx
 
 
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Nov 25th, 2012, 17:06 PM   #44
 
Hi Kate ... Every three hours is a pain but it does get easier eventually, as I speak I'm at MIL's everyone is downstairs socialising and upstairs with my pump

One if my funnels has broken so I'm having to single pump.

It doesn't have to e every 3 hrs but 8 times in 24 hrs in the beginning. I wouldn't do them closer together than 3 hrs apart though.

Now I'm only expressing 6 times in 24 hrs so I promise it gets easier. There's a exclusively expressing thread in breastfeeding section x


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Nov 25th, 2012, 21:27 PM   #45
 
Does your lo not arch on either then tweety foo?xx
 
 
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