(Closed) Just had a baby today

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

You have just been through a lot! And delivery and recovery can have some bumps along the way- it’s normal to be a hormonal mess – I know I was! I hope things get a little easier for you and you can hold your sweet baby soon!

Post # 17
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Sugar bee

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Keekers:  Congrtulations!

First of all:  DO NOT stress out about the breast feeding.  I couldn’t produce milk and our local LaLeche League innundated me {in my first week of motherhood} with hone calls nd iit telling me what  failure I was and how I m failing my son.  Breast feeding is fine, but if you can’t, you can’t.

I remember the first few days, I would have him brought to the room and pmy hand on the crib even while I slept.  I had never felt such an incredible rush of pure love and joy.  My entire was on him.

I envy you!  I wish I could do it agian.  You are entering the most rewarding relationship you will ever have.  Savor every minute of it.

Sleep while you can!

 

Post # 18
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Worker bee

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Keekers:  I can totally relate, be strong it gets better its hard at the beginning im not gonna lie and definetenely dont give up in bf, i had a fever also so my baby got bottle fed in the nicu because he was born with a fever also, we went home five days later and i bf and was doing formula by 4 weeks he was exclusively bf!

Its overwhelming having new  baby, you have to get use to your new life it takes time, if you feel like crying cry its okay! Best of luck to you and congratulations!

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
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Keekers:  I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Congrats on your little one.

It’s tough to have something in your birth plan, whether its a written plan or not, and not have it pan out that way, such as immediate skin to skin. I wanted DS placed on my chest when he was born. He was, but only for a few seconds, and I didn’t know why it was so short, but nobody explained anything. I was also in so much pain and agony trying to deliver my placenta that I didn’t get him for over an hour. I couldn’t imagine being away from him for longer, but even that felt like eternity because of the not knowing part.

However, please remember that they are ensuring your daughter’s health, which is the most important thing right now. Please try not to worry if you can’t breastfeed/pump. It will come in time, and there is a lot you can do. Plus lactation consultants at the hospital cna help you. I had to start giving my son formula because I couldn’t keep up once I went back to work. I cried. I tried everything, but ultimately it wasn’t in God’s plan. But what mattered is my son was happy and healthy, and if formula was the way to make that happen then so be it.

You will figure everything out eventually. I knew nothing until my son came into the world. Then I found myself Googling a million things during my evening bath (I had a freaking nasty tear so bath soaks were a must). You will figure it out. Trust me. You and your child will learn together, and in a month or two you will wonder what you were so nervous about. It still isn’t 100% easy for me with my son being 4 months old, but I can’t believe what I DO know now. And, again, my son is happy and healthy, and that is all that matters.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

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Keekers:  I didn’t read all the replies but try to take a hot shower. let the water run over your breasts while you massage them. My SIL suggested I do it when I was 2 days w/o milk yet and HOLY MILK the next day. I woke up to two rocks lol

I feel for you by the way. I was able to hold my son after, but I felt like my birth itself was very traumatic. I was very upset for over a week.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I hope you get to be with ur precious girl soon!!! i don’t have any kids so no real advice here but I’m glad she’s healthy And I’m sure when u get to hold her again it will be that much more special!! Good luck!! 

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