(Closed) What I Wish I'd Known

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

@apex:  Sometimes baby girls have a “period” in the first couple of weeks after they are born.  This little gem nearly sent me into a panic attack.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wish I would have known that sometimes becoming a new mom is *NOT* as scary and difficult as most people make it out to be. I was sure I would be stressed to the max when we had our child, and was really scared about it…but I’ve found that motherhood suits me and I take to it quite naturally. I know a lot of people find it challenging (I did too) but coping with the challenge of motherhood has been one of the easier things in my life thus far.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t have anything to add, but love the idea of this post as I will be a new mom soon.

@burris4- OMG! I never heard of this.

@urchin- That is wonderful to hear.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@MrsFuzzyFace:  whaaat?! omg, i need more information like this! we don’t know what we’re having, but you can bet as soon as i found out, i’ll be asking my OB a million questions!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@burris4 it’s from the mother. Her hormones releasing from the infant girl. No need to worry. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsFuzzyFace:  Whoa.  I seriously never knew about this!  Is it common?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@wbrn:  those same hormones can make both male and female babies lactate (or get lumps) too! Both are normal and harmless as well!

Oh, and while we’re talking about more post-partumish stuff, I wish more people would have emphasized how wonderful frozen pads are right after delivery. Seriously. Ask your nurse if they have ice packs for that area right after you give birth.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@MrsFuzzyFace:  I am so glad that this didn’t happen with either one of my girls, I would have freaked out too.

@urchin:  It is amazing how much you cherish that little spray water bottle they give too:)

I think breast feeding was my biggest challenge. It can be really painful for some people. And then you will have the group that says “if it hurts you are doing it wrong”, which I don’t buy at all. Cracked bleeding nipples never feel good. It took about 6 weeks for it to not feel terrible:(

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Baby boys nipples will lactate. And for sure get a double breast pump instead of single (if your BFing).

Poo may be a variety of colors, they will poop on you when you change them, they will pee on you when you change them.

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@PixelMePretty:  “Baby boys nipples will lactate.”


Wait, what?! That’s news to me! Good to know!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I hope this thread blows up with advice and tidbits — these are all so interesting! I have until March to learn all this stuff, but might as well start early Wink

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is great since we will be TTC later this year and I am trying to slowly start learning instead of “cramming” later.

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