WTTG Mom's April Updates

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 11:40am
Okay I am not sure how to put the tickers in the post, but since it is now April, I figured we should start a new thread.











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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 10:13am
Ash I'm so sorry you are having such a hard time. I hope everything works out--I have been and will continue to think of you--hang in there.
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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 11:06am

Well the midwife came and it looks like I am in for another night of no sleep. She was actually really happy because it means that the as the bilirubin levels are decreasing he is slowly becoming more active and sort of making up for lost time.

She weighed him and he also gained for the first time on my milk. 90 grams! He also is doing a better job sucking. She said tonight could be worse then last night which I can't really imagine but I am going to try to just stay out in the living room and not go to sleep but I am just so tired. Thomas is also gone tomorrow for the whole day which is like the icing on the cake.

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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 11:06am

Ash, I feel you on the BF and the lack of sleep. I really hope that your supply comes back up. Be careful with letting him nurse for to long because that can cause you infections and that won't help either. I hope that your midwife can help you. Don't feel bad about supplimenting if that is what is decided. I had a hard time with it at first but Simon had lost so much weight he needed something to eat. I'll be thinking about you.


Kelly, wow you did have a rough day. I'm sorry about the things your DH said. I would be really upset as well. Is there any chance the two of you could find a sitter and have a date night? If nothing else it sounds like the two of you really need to talk. Exciting that your mom is coming down, sorry the weather and all isn't cooperating like you would like.


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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 11:52am
Oh Ash, I am so sorry (((HUGS!!!))). I wish things were going better with Teddy and nursing. When Eliza had Jaundice she was the same way - even after we were discharged she was very sleepy and we tried everything to get her to wake up to nurse but nothing worked at first. In the hospital, we used a Supplemental Nursing System (SNS) with Eliza so that she got formula (which she needed before my milk came in, in order to help her poop so her bili levels would decrease) but my nipples were also being stimulated so that my supply wouldn't drop -- I don't know, maybe you've heard of this already but I just wanted to suggest it in case you hadn't heard of it. I wish we could help you somehow! I really hope the midwife visit will help! Once Teddy's bili levels go to zero, I'm sure he will wake up and nurse a lot better. Hang in there, mama, it will get better!!!

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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 11:55am

Ash- I'm so sorry you guys are having such a rough time. We went through the same sort of thing in some of the early days with James (not bilirubin levels, but the constant nursing) I know how rough this is, but I promise it will not last forever, and it is sooo worth it. Really, things will get so much easier before you know it, and then it will just seem like a bad dream.

Can you nurse laying down and a get a little rest while he nurses? It took me a long time to get the hang of nursing while lying down, and I wish I would have worked at it earlier, because it's so nice when you're so tired to just be laying in bed or on the couch instead of trying to be alert. (((Big hugs))) You're doing great!

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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 11:56am

Oops! I posted that first response too late - walked away from the computer before I had posted my message and when I finally posted you had updated already!

What great news that Teddy gained weight! Way to go, mama's milk :-) I hope tonight isn't worse than last night, though :/ I'll be thinking of you!


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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 4:38pm
Don't pump right after breast feeding, wait an hour to give them a break, and help the supply build naturally. Sometimes you're kinda over stimulating and your body just can't catch up without rest. I hope his jaundice goes away fast!



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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 4:51pm
AFM we just got married today. Our honeymoon is on Friday, not sure how long we will be gone yet because my mom said just to decide when we get there. We're going to the beach and got a REALLY nice hotel with a romance package and hot tub and fire place, so it's pretty nice. I'm excited. We just hate that Jensen can't come since it's no kids under 12 allowed. Which stinks but will be kinda nice too, although it does make us want a shorter honeymoon because of that.



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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 5:17pm

Ash, that's awesome that he gained weight! I am really impressed with how hard you're trying. I can only imagine how rough this must be.

Do you have some sort of nursing pillow so that you can doze while he nurses? I wasn't able to nurse lying down, but I used the My Brest Friend pillow that you can belt on and I would put my head back on the sofa and at least get a little bit of sleep.

Can someone come help you during the day tomorrow? Tell Thomas he needs to find someone who can come be with you to keep you fed and watered and all that.

Like Grace said, this will end. But I know for me, exhaustion was the worst part of the postpartum period. I was fine except when I'd get tired, and then I was sure nothing would ever be okay ever again.

I'm hoping you've reached a tipping point and sunnier, more restful times come soon.

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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 6:43pm

Ash- The lactation consultant at my hospital said that it was okay to take baby off the breast after 10-15 mins on each side, to have baby naked while feeding and just wake him up every 2 hours to eat.

-Suzie :)

 

 

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