(Closed) March babies

posted 8 years ago in Babies
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@zen bride:  I have a few friends who had babies recently, but none of them live relatively close by. I’m going to go to an Early Years centre in the next week or two to see if I can make some other mommy friends in the neighbourhood. I’m not sure if there’s a program like this where you live?

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@iRun2004:  I definitely talk to her a lot so that’s good. I like the idea of the rattle, I’ll give that a go. She loves being on her play mat and she’s started reaching for things. Today I was falling asleep holding her and she wasn’t so interested in napping (even though she was exhausted) so she reached out and touched my closed eyes, LOL! Come on mom! WAKE UP!

Today we had a big outting, we ran three errands. She slept through them all. Not exactly the stimulation I was hoping for, LOL!

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just got in from the breastfeeding clinic. Rose is back up to her birth weight, yay!!! Her tongue tie clip has really help feeding be nearly painless for me, as well as (sorry Too Much Information coming up) putting some olive oil on and stretching things out before she latches on. I’m so happy! She’s been cluster feeding the past 24 hours and refusing to nap (momma not so happy about that part), so I’m exhausted, but I’m going to close my eyes now, but I wanted to share the happy news πŸ™‚

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh moms! I have mastitis!! and LO has thrush. Goodness we are a mess. πŸ™ I am so sick with a fever, aches, and swollen painful red breast πŸ™ I do not wish this on anyone. Luckily the baby is eating fine and up a pound over his birth weight. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@travellingfool:  Oh no!! My sister had mastitis once, I remember how sick she was! I hope you’re feeling better soon!

I’m 99.9% certain that Rose has acid reflux πŸ™ We’re going to the doctor in the morning. She’s basically spent the past two days scream crying at me. It’s awful. DH took her out for a walk just so I could get some peace and quiet for a few minutes. Uggghhhh we turn one corner and then hit a wall. I feel so bad for the poor little thing, I can tell she’s so uncomfortable and there’s nothing I can do to fix it πŸ™

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hi Ladies! Just chiming in to say that my little Weston joined us April 4 at 10:25pm, at a whopping 9lbs 8 oz, 21 1/2 inches long.

His labor and delivery was quite a rough and difficult experience. My water broke at 5am. We went to the hospital, where I spent all day laboring. They felt my contractions were not quite close enough, so they gave me pitocin. That just made labor harder. I requested an epidural, but was refused it as they weren’t sure if my bleeding disorder could cause me to bleed into my back with my epidural. After 2 hours, they finally gave it to me. Weston kept suffering major drops in his heart rate. Despite dealing with a couple doctors throughout the day, it took the one on evening shift to come in, look at his heart rate and say it’s alarming. We wound up having an emergency c-section before he proceeded into any further distress. 

I had a fever during the labor, which also transferred to Weston. He spent 2 days in the NICU before he was able to join me. As a result of my c section, I wound up with a staph a cellulitis infection around my incision. It’s been extremely tough this past week. Not only did I have some nurses who didn’t listen when I felt something wasn’t right, I also haven’t been able to bond in the way I wished to with my LO. Due to pain, holding him has been difficult. I’ve been in a lot of pain, and was on narcotics to deal with it. As a result, I haven’t been breastfeeding, as I don’t want that transferring to Weston. I’m also on heavy duty antibiotics. I had a IV line surgically inserted (picc line) on Friday, so I could bring my boy home on Friday and still receive my IV antibiotics. 

It has been great being home with my son and husband. The recovery has been slow. My husband has been extraordinary in helping out. He has been an amazing support and spent every day in the hospital with Weston and me, and only went home to sleep. He’s been so hands on and great with our little guy. I can’t help but love him more and more each day. I still can’t believe we’re now parents. Weston is an awesome baby and so laid back. It’s been awesome getting into the routine of things at home the last two days. I absolutely love him.

I’ve been thinking of you ladies a lot. I hope every one is doing well!

 

 

 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Haven’t been on in awhile its been so great to read all the birth stories n see the baby pictures. My lil Scarlett Lucille Smith was born March 15 2013  8lbs 11oz 21in long. She is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. 

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi all, not sure if anyone remember smy post back in February about my little man being born at 33 weeks but I wanted to thank yuo all so much for your kind thoughts and words.  I know he was technically a February baby but I feel an attachment to the March boards so I am posting here. Ezekiel is doing wonderfully, after three and and half weeks in the NICU he finally able to come home on February 27 and I just started back to work this week after ten weeks off (its been rough this week.)

So here is my birth story.  That day my husband and I was ironically getting ready to go to our labor and delivery course. My husband was in the shower and  I was cleaning up breakfast when i felt a stream of water down my legs, all could think was “did i just pee myself?” so i went and cleaned myself up and went back to what I was doing and it happened again, at which time i knew something wasnt right. At the point I called my midwife and she said to head up to the hospital.  At this point I wasnt having any contractions but after we got to the hospital and my cervix was checked they started at 5 minutes apart and longer than a minute each, and i was three centimeter dilated.  They told me at that point I was going to be ambulanced up to a hospital with a Level 3 NICU  cause be it that day or the next the baby was coming and they didnt have the resources there to take care of that early of a preemie.  A half hour or so later the ambulanced picked me up, but wouldnt allow my husband or parents in there with me, so I was with no one I knew as I went into hard labor. After a 15 minute ride at the next hospital I was fully dilated and little Zeke arrived after 20 minutes of pushing.  The respitory team and NICU nurses whisked him away immediately to check his vitals. Finally after 15 minutes I got to hold him for about a minute before he was sent up to the NICU. All in all, from the time my water broke to the time he was born was four and a half hours.

Anyway, little man was born at 4 lbs 4 ounces and as of his two month appointment on April 2, was up to 9 lbs 12 ounces, gaining a little more than an ounce a day. Unfortunately, sincehe was pretty much always on the bottle in the NICU he hasnt taken to the breast very well so I have been exclusively pumping and adding preemie formula to the breast milk to help him catch up with other babies his age.

I am just so in love and here are some photos of my little man

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@FutureMrsAchThat sounds rough!! I’m glad things are getting better.

There’s so many cute babies. I love seeing these cute photos.

Does anyone else’s baby have a witching hour? My boy cries from 11pm-3am e.v.e.r.y. single night. He’s fed, changed, rocked, cuddled… nothing helps. He just cries. It’s been lasting about 2 weeks now. But it’s gotten so bad bc my DH is at work this week and he works 12 hour night shifts, sleeps for 7 hours during the day, and has a commute. So, I only get help for 3 hours each day. He also only sleeps while being held, in a swing, or a carseat. I just emailed the dr about colic or reflex. But, he’s an angel during the day. It’s just the night time.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@FutureMrsAch:  Sorry I meant to reply to you a couple days ago. I’m glad you’re both home and healthy. That sounds like a rough labour πŸ™

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@shawndy:  How are you so gorgeous and pulled together already?! What a beautiful family you guys are!

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@MissMarie627:  Awww little munchkin! I’m glad you’re all okay! He’s absolutely beautiful, what a little angel!

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@Peony007:  Have you tried putting a wedge or rolled up recieving blanket under the crib/bassinet mattress at one end? It sounds like it COULD be reflux if it’s happening when he’s laying down vs in the swing, being held, etc (upright vs on his back). Does he arch his back while he cries? Rose gets fussy from about 6-8 every evening. There’s not a lot I can do to settle her other than burp her a lot (she seems to have a build up of gas around that time), nurse her and just keep her against my chest. She likes being close and snuggled. If she’s fussy at night I nurse her and let her fall asleep on my nursing pillow and then fall asleep myself. Bad habit but I’m happy to get a few hours sleep if it’s a rocky night πŸ˜‰

Rose turned 1 month just a couple days ago, I can hardly believe it! She’s on medication for reflux and it’s made life a lot better. She’s much happier now and she has quiet awake time during the day rather than just crying and sleeping which is wonderful!

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Busy bee

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@Peony007:  I loved reading your story. And your boy looks adorable πŸ™‚

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@babybuzz:  Ha Ha! I love that picture!  So cute!

We’re still having breastfeeding issues over here.  My nipples are cracked and although it seems like he has a good latch by all accounts, I think it isn’t deep enough because it still hurts.  The few times I have gotten a deeper latch it wasn’t painful at all and he got TONS of milk really quickly. (I weigh him to see what he’s getting). I have tried all the little tricks to get him to open wider and it isn’t working.  Sometimes he does, but most of the time he doesn’t. Maybe I need to be more patient….

Also, he has acid reflux.  We got him on medicine and it seems to be helping some.  He isn’t as fussy.  But he still spits up a ton. πŸ™

 

How much are your little ones sleeping during the day?  We are in a little routine where he eats for about 1/2 hour, then plays  (is happy calm) for 30-45 minutes, then fusses a bit and sleeps for about an hour. Repeat. At night he generally wants to eat at 9pm, 2am and 5am. He sleeps well in between so is getting about 8 hours at night.  Does that sound similar to what yours are doing?

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@travellingfool:  Has anyone checked him for a tongue tie? Also I found coconut oil was a god send for nipple cracks/damage. 

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