(Closed) The arrival of Baby DCHokie!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

YAY congratulations on the little girl!!!!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

YAY!!! rest up mamma!  and welcome to the world baby dchokie!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Congrats!!! I’m sorry you are feeling anxious and crying a lot. I’m sure that will subside soon, as you just went through a major life change and it is a big adjustment, I’m sure! Hang in there. Congrats on your little girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Congrats on your new little one!  I hope you’ll share more details about your little girl, and maybe even share a picture when you feel up to it.  ๐Ÿ™‚

As far as feeling overwhelmed/anxious/incompetent… I think we all feel that.  It’s going to take a little time to bond with your baby and build up that confidence in responding to her needs.  But don’t worry!  You’ll be a pro in no time!  In the mean time, don’t feel bad for asking for help.  Do you have family/friends of whom you can ask questions or get some help in figuring things out?  I called my mom A LOT the first month, and as much as I needed her, she also appreciated being involved and being able to help me out.  At the very least, we’re all here for you!  But, really, you’ll be fine, momma.  ๐Ÿ™‚  You’re going to be great at this real soon!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh, and part of that might also be baby blues.  Try to get rest (when you can) and get outside once in a while (if the weather’s nice).  Baby blues pass within a few weeks, but it hits some people harder than others.  Have you talked to your doctor/nurse about how you’re coping yet?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Congrats!!!  Glad she finally decided to come out! 

I haven’t had my little one yet but if it makes you feel better at 24 weeks I’ve already had a few tears shed over having no clue what to do with a baby.  I’m sure you’ll figure things out in no time, all I can play in my head is when we bring her home from the hospital and not being able to figure out uh oh now what?

The route you and 808 took is what I’m planning too – not against an epidural but would rather not have it if it can be avoided.  Is it still a plan you would have followed knowing what you know now?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s so exciting! Crongratulations! I can’t wait to see pictures.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@dchokiebride3: Oh honey!  Congratulations.  Cecilia was OP too… No wonder you had back labor!  Good job with the delivery!

The first couple weeks after she was born, I was so unconfident.  I didn’t even want my wonderful in-laws to visit because they might think I was a bad mom.  I was totally despondent twice…  Once when the baby was losing weight instead of gaining.  And once when I realized I might never have a moment alone (or control over my body) again!  It’s all those crazy hormones resetting themselves that take their toll.

And then I went for walks and met other moms and life was busy… and I did ok and the sadness faded into the background.  If it doesn’t recede, you should tell your doctor, because there is lots of great treatment for PPD.

I would LOVE to see a pic if you are willing to share!

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh honey, congratulations! I would love to see a picture of your little one. I totally agree with Mrs. Spring’s advice!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

OH! Look at that face, I love it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Congratulations, she is beautiful!  I was gifted that same little footed outfit with the elephants and can’t wait to put it on my baby-to-be. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

OK That is an absolutely adorable picture.  Congrats!

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