Baby Chat: 0-12 mos

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Baby Chat: 0-12 mos
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 2:05am
HCG is most concentrated in the morning because that is normally when you go the longest stretch without peeing. However if you are one of those people who goes often in the night, you could take the test anytime after it had been a few hours since peeing last.
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 4:13am

Hey ladies. I had every intention of doing personals and am now just too tired. I have read everything though, it's only a few days into the month and I am already behind.

I have been having some struggles the past few days. We went to the cabin last Wednesday night. She did great on the 2 1/2 hour drive. We had to stop to feed her but it went great. She had a rough first night at the lake. Up every couple of hours and not settling down. We got drops for her gas and that seemed to help.

The next few nights went pretty well. She was only geting up once or twice in a night and was going a few hours in between feedings. She hasn't been doing the every hour thing in awhile. On Wednesday the dr told me to try to stretch her to every 2 or 2 1/2 hours instead of every hour. But sometimes that just doesn't work. But she is doing well she is up to 8lbs 6oz as of last wednesday and is now 21inches so in the 95% for her height and weight.

The main problem I seem to have the past few days is that when I feed her and try to burp her she cries and screams when she is vertical. So I try to burp her but it doesn't really work because she is crying. I have tried sitting her on my lap and burping her that way but sometimes she cries then too. I don't know if I should keep trying to burp her or just put her back to my breast. Which when I do that she quiets down and is fine. Then other times I feed her and burp her no problem.

We have an appt tomorrow with the NP at her drs office who is also a LC so hopefully she can help me. She just seems in pain when she cries. And then sometimes she spits up what she just ate. I just feel so bad for her.

I have been struggling with this whole mom thing. Part of me LOVES it and part of me hates it. Sometimes I just want to stop the breast feeding and just pump and then we will have a good session and I love it. She looks at me & smiles and everything else doesn't matter anymore and all mu frustrations go away. I am sure I am just tired.

Thanks for listening I am goin to try to do personals later today.









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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 8:12am

$&@!#*

I didn't test yet but I just dropped my BCP down the kitchen sink. UGH!! What do I do?? Take the next one in the pack so I'm ahead one day or just skip today?? DH and I are already abstaining because I was on antibiotics last week. BC sucks!!

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 9:34am

Christine- I hated being on antibiotics as I knew I had to use backup protection. And that sucks dropping your pill down the sink. BC can be such a hassle. I tested with my son in the afternoon. I was getting negatives on dollar tree tests so I went and got an answer brand test and it was positive. I had this feeling I was pregnant even though I was only 2 days late but I am never late. This month I am still nervous being preggo as still no AF yet but I am sure it is from switching pills. However I still have taken tests a few times. Now if no AF after taking my sugar pills next week then I will get concerned.

We had a good time this weekend. I will post a few pics later on. My dh's aunt was again asking us when we are having another. She kept asking when we were having #1 and now when we are having #2. So dh just said he's going to be an only child. I know he didn't mean it as he said he didn't later on but just to get her off our back. We used to tell her we're not having kids. I think it was b/c my SIL who got married and her husband said they are not having kids at all. neither of them want them. of course that is unless they have an accident but we'll see what happens. If that is the case David will be like me and have no 1st cousins. My brother just got divorced and I don't see him getting married again and my SIL doesn't want kids. I don't have any 1st cousins as my dad was an only child, my one uncle was sick and my other aunt and uncle couldn't have kids. Anyway I have to get back to work and I will post the pics later. The pictures of all the babies and cousins is pretty cute with my SIL and her husband.

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:03am
LOL! about droppin the pill. It's happened to me also! I'd say take the following one.
BTW, I agree, test at whatever time you like, just be sure to go some hours without peeing.
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:33am

Oy, what a day. So I just tested with second morning urine, lol, and I believe the results are inconclusive. Attached is a pic - what do you guys think? At first there was no line but then right around the 2 minute mark I thought I saw a very very faint blue line.


I just called my MW's office because of all this confusion and they are going to get me in this afternoon for blood work. They said I'll get the results tonight or tomorrow morning.


Eeek, I really hope I'm not PG but whatever is meant to be will be!


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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:00pm

I remember feeling this way- hang in there!! I promise it gets easier:) Don't worry about burping when you breast feed. They don't swallow that much air so let her nurse as long as she wants and then burp her if you feel it is necessary. Also doctors have this thing about making poor suggestions when it comes to nursing, they aren't trained in it and often don't know what they are talking about, so ignore the 2 hour advice if it just isn't happening.

You have seen that Gabriella has been putting herself on a pretty amazing schedule (only waking up 1-3 times in the night is SO awesome you belong to a very lucky small group of women whose babies naturally sleep longer stretches from the beginning)of course there will be times when she wants to eat much more often, she is still only 3 weeks. It really takes them awhile to get acclimated to being in the world and if you can manage to survive these hard first weeks the enjoyment that comes from breastfeeding later on is really, really worth it.

I just wanted to send hugs your way. I found the first weeks very hard which I wasn't expecting and a lot of it was due to hormones in the beginning, then a colicky baby, and the transition to being a mother, but after a few months everything got much better. Now I am looking forward to the Vampire Diaries season premiere, reading a book, Thomas and I are going out (alone) to a wedding on Friday, we'll probably watch a movie tonight- you get the picture, everything is good and nice and fun and breastfeeding takes about 40 minutes of my day altogether, they get SO fast at it just give it time. :)

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:02pm
I definitely see 2 lines!!! Congrats!!! I know you were jealous seeing pregnant women, and now you are one of them again:) I hope you have an easy pregnancy!
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:35pm
I only see 1 line but maybe I am missing something that Ash is seeing. of course I have heard the blue dye tests can play tricks on you. If I were you I would get one that isn't blue ( I have had more luck with the ones that aren't blue). However it probably is also a good thing to call and get blood work they can tell you for sure.
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David Nicholas 12/5/09
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:39pm
The line I see is very faint but I see one. I only ever had pink line tests and I know for those a line is a line no matter how faint but it could be different for blue.
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