What a fantastic birth story, great job! His rolls are to die for
Thank you for sharing you wonderful birth story. I'm so glad that things went how you had wanted them to!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
What a beautiful story! TFS, and I love the photo of him with his fist by his face, how precious!
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Just caught up on Liam's birth story. I'm particularly happy about how everything transpired for you because of your anxieties...but just look what you did! You must be so proud!
Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat
I picked up my placenta from the hospital today and my doula will be getting it from our freezer and preparing it this weekend!
Liam is still nursing and growing like crazy. He was down to 7lbs 12oz when we left the hospital last Saturday. By Monday, he was back up to 8lbs and on Wednesday he was 8lbs 5oz. After a LOT of back and forth, we decided to go ahead with the circ. Zoe and I stayed in the waiting room of the doctor's office while DH went with Liam into the procedure room. The real deciding factor was that we 100% trust that our doctor would do the best possible job. He said he does not perform the circ in the same way that most doctors do--he does it the "old fashioned way" like it would be done at a bris (except he used a topical anesthetic rather than wine). I have no idea what the differences are procedurally. So far, so good with it healing up.
Today I also got out my new Moby wrap and Liam loves it. He falls right to sleep in it and it is very comfortable to wear. I can't believe I was too intimidated to try it with Zoe. I used a pouch sling with her which she hated and I found to be very hard on my back and neck. I also had a Baby Hawk mei tai which just never felt right or secure enough. I consigned that and bought an Ergo instead which I want to try out with Zoe and then use with Liam once he's a little bit bigger.
We are easing our way into cloth diapers. I realized that I did not have enough covers since he poops about 10 times a day. We went through all our covers in 1/2 a day and had to run out and get some disposables. I am loving using the cloth wipes and spraying the cleaning solution directly on his bottom. It makes it so much easier to wipe that way. Liam and I went to the diaper store this morning and bought 3 more Thirsties Duo covers, 15 flannel wipes, and the diaper sprayer.
I have been processing how I "used" the hypnobabies techniques to prepare and manage birthing and will put that in another post.
Oh Kristen, what a great birth story!! I'm so proud of you for taking charge in your pregnancy & working so hard to get the birth you wanted. YOU DID IT!!!!
And I totally hear ya on the Moby -- I can't believe I was so intimidated with it when Alexa was little! I love it.
I am so tired. Liam has been really fussy the past 24 hours. He cries a lot which I think is due to indigestion. He spits up several times during and after every feeding and often between feedings. It is often thick like yogurt--eeew. Those usually come out after he's had a particularly long crying jag. He also isn't sleeping as long--maybe only an hour at a time. I'm wondering if it's a food that doesn't agree with him or reflux.