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What's going on? I'm bored!

Check in and update on how things are going--with baby or end of pregnancy or life in general. I'm sitting here dealing with more stupid and probably unproductive contractions and I'm too cranky to do anything but sit in the recliner. Entertain me! Smile

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Howdy! I'm here. DD went to daycare today and hubby is going to work so it's just baby and me. Well, he phoned his mom and aunt so they are coming to see baby soon. Ugh...but it has to be done.

My milk came in late yesterday so M is more satisfied...thankfully. I got more sleep last night than in days...he was only up every 2+ hours at first. Then at 3am he decided to wake up EVERY HOUR! Is this the cluster feeding people speak of? My daughter never did that...she is such a light-weight. Anyways, now I feel gross. Light headed...ugh. I think I'm low on calories and liquid...plus I've done a few too many things this morning. Sad

I need to go upstairs and get dressed before MIL comes but I feel like I'm going to faint. If I faint, the midwife will freak.

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You need to eat! A lot! Making milk takes a lot of energy especially at first. No fainting!!!!

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Yes, don't forget to eat and drink! Making boobie milk is hard work.

My poor Emerson, in honor of getting his cast off 2 days ago, decided to fall down the stairs today. Because any day that goes by where he's not sporting an injury is a day wasted. GAH. Bloody fat lip, potential black eye.....lovely.

I just ordered my very first woven wrap!!!! Squeeee! A Girasol Snow Rainbow Diamond Weave. I'm BEYOND excited for it to arrive!

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Heather, take care of yourself. REST... if M wants to nurse, park your butt in a recliner with a big plate of food and a huge glass of water (or even fruit juice would be good - you need the calories!). Then, latch him on and try and find a position where you can rest your head and close your eyes too. I'm a pro at this point at laying down and nursing/sleeping. Not sure how comfortable you can get doing that, but if you can manage it, laying on the couch and nursing can be a great way to relax! I took a nap almost everyday for the first week with little miss Maddie. That was even with getting a decent amount of sleep at night. I was recovering from the birth in general and the fact that the night I had her was almost no sleep. Also, I do remember feeling light headed and a little dizzy at 2-3 days pp as well. Really, try and rest!!! Try not to have any reservations about the non stop nursing. M is a totally different baby, and it may be that he wants to nurse a lot more then your dd did. There is nothing wrong with that and it really won't last forever. Usually even those who like to nurse frequently only do the really frequent nursing for the first 3-4 weeks, and then they too start to naturally space out their feedings and by 2-3 months have a much better "pattern." Hang in there. It is such a short amount of time in the grand scheme of his whole life.

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Yes, don't forget to eat and drink! Making boobie milk is hard work.

My poor Emerson, in honor of getting his cast off 2 days ago, decided to fall down the stairs today. Because any day that goes by where he's not sporting an injury is a day wasted. GAH. Bloody fat lip, potential black eye.....lovely.

I just ordered my very first woven wrap!!!! Squeeee! A Girasol Snow Rainbow Diamond Weave. I'm BEYOND excited for it to arrive!

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh poor little guy!! Yahoo for the wrap though!!

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Sandra: oh no poor Emerson! He just wants to make sure he's not forgotten I guess Wink

Heather: ugh I hate nonstop visitors the first few days home. And if you don't feel like getting dressed, trust me no ones will blame you! Also both of my boys ate a lot more than my DD did plus Hudson had a night where he ate like that around 4 days old. He only did it the once so hopefully it won't be a habit for M but like Laurie said its totally normal if he does.

We have a crazy days. Gymnastics this morning, then a play date at one of my BFFs house where the kids played in a blow up pool for 2 1/2 hours, now the two big kids are napping and Hudson is having lunch, then DD has soccer tonight. I had forgotten how hard it is to get out of the house with a baby but when you have to you seem to get more efficient lol. Also put Hudson in his crib for the first time last night and he did great! I had to wake him up to eat when 4 hours had passed and he still wasn't awake. Best sleep I've had since he was born.

If you need a laugh, I just had him up on my shoulder burping him while I'm typing this on my phone and he turned his head and latched onto my cheek. Lol

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Oh no, poor Emerson! That one keeps you on your toes!!!

Ashley--it's good to hear that you get more efficient at it when you have to! We are active people and don't really want to slow down too much just because of baby. I'm really nervous about it but its good to see others managing!

Heather, are you feeling any better? I'm worried about you.

Laurie, I love the lay down and nurse technique but I think lucas was older before we could do it. My boobs are too big or something? I'm scared I'll suffocate a tiny baby!

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I never got very good at nursing lying down until DS2 was about 2 months old. But I've already mastered it this time! I started around 3 days this time, it's so much more comfortable at night. My tailbone KILLS when I try and nurse sitting up in bed.

Way to stay busy Ashley! I have only left home a handful of times so far.

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YOu definitely get more efficient!! Smile Oh, and our first shopping trip out (one week ago) was HARD with a newborn. Maddie wouldn't eat "fully" and kept falling asleep when nursing, so she kept wanting to be fed every 20 minutes for the first half of the trip. Yesterday we went out again for a full day trip, and it was so much better. She fed fully before we left, and once again in the middle of the trip and she was a happy camper in the Ergo the rest of the time! Ashley, I love how newborns try to latch on to everything! My DH likes to tease them and have them try to latch on to his nose. :rolleyes:

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I love laying down to nurse, I generally only do it at night though.

We ran errands today. Two grocery store stops and the post office. I had all three of mine today, and it went pretty well. Jonah slept most of the time and fussed just a little. Had company, fixed my internet that has been down all week. So maybe I can post a few pics later. Did laundry, swept the floors, so pretty much back to normal here!

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I'm good. Just taking it easy and eating lots. I'm not feeling as gross as before so that's good.

Thanks for the pep talk Laurie. I love your experience! I've never had a hardcore nurser before. It seems to weird. I don't remember ever snacking a night when nursing DD!

I can totally nurse laying on my side. It's great! None of my sofas/couches are deep enough to nurse laying down on. Do you put baby near the edge or the back?

Ugh! Falling asleep typing this. LOL

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Our couch is pretty deep and I lay with my back against the back of it, and cradle Maddie so she has her head on my arm and is tucked next to me. She is near the edge of the couch, but there is still quite a bit of space there. If your couch is not very deep maybe there is a chair or something of similar height that you can pull over next to it to give you more space. Also, if you have a recliner that would probably work well. Put your back to one side and cradle the baby next to you. I'm sure you'll figure out something that works!

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I threw my back out on Monday, and today is the first day I left my bedroom. Still having to sit/lie down most of the day. It's like my body didn't like that I was doing so much after the birth since I felt pretty good that it forced me to rest now. Sucky. Before that I had been out of the house a couple times. Brunch for father's day and to synagogue the day before for a bar mitzvah. And a couple park trips - I was doing pretty well until this week! Oh well... hopefully I'll get better fast and then it will be a whole new challenge tackling the two kids by myself a little more, since I know hubby is itching to get back to the office.

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Ya, the recliner or bed is probably better.

I swear this kid only nurses to poop/fart.

My mom came over yesterday while feeling nauseous. She held 2 day old M before telling me that she was unwell. Then she could even play with DD because she felt gross. Well daycare called today to say DD has a bit of a fever and isn't herself. Ugh! So annoyed!

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

My mom came over yesterday while feeling nauseous. She held 2 day old M before telling me that she was unwell. Then she could even play with DD because she felt gross. Well daycare called today to say DD has a bit of a fever and isn't herself. Ugh! So annoyed!

Oh Heather, that's terrible!!! Um yeah, I would be pretty upset with my mom. I remember when we had Nadia, we left our 2 girls with a friend (only had 2 then, lol). Anyway, not really our friends fault, but her kids must have been sick. When we picked up our kids and got home, DH said one of the kids shirts smelled like puke. I kind of dismissed it, and said that wasn't likely. Well, the next night (when baby Nadia was just 2 days old) both girls woke up puking in the middle of the night. Yeah, that was fun. Puking kids and a newborn. Thankfully the baby didn't get it!!!

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I'd be mad too Heather! I get really annoyed when people knowingly expose my kids to sicknesses let alone a newborn (which I've had happen too - my DD got a head cold when she was 3 weeks from a family member!). Common sense people!

Nursing while laying down had never worked well for me. I seriously leak on wherever I'm laying (generally my bed) almost every time so I just don't do it. I do sink back into my couch and lean back slightly though and that saves my back. I just have to pay attention that I don't get plugged ducts that way which happens occasionally.

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I hate people knowingly spreading germs, it is one of my pet peeves! We have been surrounded by sickness (pink eye, tonsillitis, and pneumonia) since baby has been born. But thankfully those people have been thoughtful enough to stay away a few days. I hope the germs stay and everyone stays well!

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....aaaaaaand my breasts are officially the size of dinner plates. The left nipple has a blood scab. Glamorous!

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Hope the kiddos don't get sick! That is never fun!

The joys of the tatas! I know it is uncomfortable..

DS has been waking up in the middle of the night for 2 nights now just crying and throwing a fit. I'm not sure what is going on with him. It only lasts a couple mins and he is back out all on his own but I wish he would let me get some sleep before DS2 gets here! It could be worse. At least I don't have to get out of bed but I obviously still wake up.

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"sandy1007" wrote:

Hope the kiddos don't get sick! That is never fun!

The joys of the tatas! I know it is uncomfortable..

DS has been waking up in the middle of the night for 2 nights now just crying and throwing a fit. I'm not sure what is going on with him. It only lasts a couple mins and he is back out all on his own but I wish he would let me get some sleep before DS2 gets here! It could be worse. At least I don't have to get out of bed but I obviously still wake up.

just picture me, blurry-eyed at my kitchen table reading what you wrote, only instead of DS, I read DH. "DH has been waking up in the middle of the night for 2 nights now just crying and throwing a fit." Hahahaha. I was about to suggest that maybe he's anxious about the upcoming birth when I realized how dumb I am! Smile

Apparently there is a "super moon" this weekend so maybe that will bring on some more labors? Who is still waiting now?

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Bahahaha! Actually DH slept on the couch last night cause he got upset that I sprayed some perfume in our bedroom due to him falling asleep and not taking a shower. His feet smelt horrible and I couldn't take it any more so I sprayed the room which some how woke him up even though me shaking him to get him to take a shower didn't work lol.

I'm still waiting. My MIL says I will go this wknd and not wait till Tues.

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Sandy, my 1 and 3 year old still wake up about 4-5 nights a week... oh joy!! My 1 year old wakes up to come in bed with me. If it's the middle of the night I just tell him to lay back down and go to sleep... and he does (but he still cries for a couple minutes). If it's early morning, then I do let him come in bed. My 3 year old wakes up to go potty, and she makes SO MUCH NOISE!! First she has to announce that she is going potty and then she makes sure to slam the bathroom door when she does. :doh:

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LOL, this was a good thread for a chuckle this morning!

Hope your engorgement goes down soon Heather! I had bloody scabs too. Thankfully they've healed now. I nursed like CRAZY for days 3-5 and my engorgement went down pretty quickly.

Ethan was awake from about 4:30 am onwards, so I am tired this morning.

My MIL was supposed to arrive Sunday night and stay all next week because DH goes back to work full time on Monday. Now she can't arrive until Tuesday evening, so I have to make it through those 2 days alone. Not that i CAN'T do it, but it has been a little easier witth DH working half days.

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Sadly, in some ways it's easier for me if DH isn't around to "help." He's great if I ask him to chance a diaper or something like that, but he doesn't see what needs to be done on his own, AND, unfortunately, the kids seem to be almost better at picking up after themselves then DH! BLAH! He will grab a slice of bread and be completely unaware that he leaves a trail of crumbs behind him. Or he'll peal an orange and leave the peal sitting on the table... and then guess who gets to pick it up (or stare at a messy house) - that would be me. At least if it's the kids I can tell them to pick it up! I won't nag my DH about it though. He doesn't do it intentionally, and he will pick it up EVENTUALLY if I don't, it's just that he doesn't do it fast enough to my liking. He'll get back to his peal a day or two later, um yeah, I don't want to stare at it that long! sigh...

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Heather, I was horrifically engorged for 2.5 days. I had breasts as big as my head which is nuts for me because I'm a B cup normally. Hang tough! The worst part is when baby had latching trouble due to it, hope M can still "get a grip".

Sandra, bummer your MIL is going to be later than expected!

Speaking of kids getting up at night, DS1 came in my room at 4 am and wanted to be awake for the day. I took him back to his room and got back in my bed and fell asleep. About 45 minutes later, both he AND DD came in. Whaaaat!? My DD asked if they could get in bed with me. I said no because hello it's 5 am and I already had baby in bed with me because he was having reflux issues and wouldn't lay in his crib. So I get up again and we go to DD's room and I ask what they're doing up and she tells me her brother came and got her. Her room is in the basement so that means he wandered down there in the dark on his own just to wake her up. Punk! I may have to start locking him in his room Wink

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"akpufa" wrote:

So I get up again and we go to DD's room and I ask what they're doing up and she tells me her brother came and got her. Her room is in the basement so that means he wandered down there in the dark on his own just to wake her up. Punk! I may have to start locking him in his room Wink

Oh nooooooo!!! He actually went down there and woke her up! Shoot, that's no good.

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Good morning world! We slept last night! Ahhhhhhh!

M was up at 11:30 when I was half asleep in bed. I nursed him then DH burped and changed him and we all went back to sleep. I made sure he nursed for SO LONG. I swear it was like 20 minutes. I stayed on one side so he'd get hind-milk. I was trying everything. Next we hear from him at 3am. I nursed him for over 25 mins then. I kept dozing off but I came to every few minutes and made sure he was sucking. I took him out of his swaddle so he wouldn't be too cozy. DH burped and changed him but he didn't go back to sleep super easily. He was awake for an hour but then was out until DD came in at 6:45 am. Oh man! SO AWESOME. It was a week ago I got woken in labour and we haven't had next to enough sleep in a whole week. Ahhhhhhh....

The best part of him sleeping is my left nipple got a little break. Ahhhhh! I'm no overflowing yet so I haven't put breast pads on...which helps it heal faster. Air....ahhhhh...

Rachelle - LMAO...her DH having a fit! Oh man, I can totally imagine that. Made me giggle so much.

Laurie - I laughed so hard at your 3 year old. My 3 year old has gotten up the last three mornings and gone pee unprompted. Of course, she announces it to us too! What they say about your youngest seeming SO BIG when the baby comes home is so true. She also has washed her hands both mornings without being reminded!!! Thankfully she pees with the door open, so no slamming doors. Smile Oh, messy DHs! Mine cleans the kitchen more than me so he's actually better at cleaning up after himself when he gets food. LOL. SO awesome!

Sandra - So far the engorgement isn't as bad as it was with DD. Perhaps it's still coming or M is clearing it up with his awesome eating power! GL having all the kids for 2 days without DH there to help. I'd be a bit scared too. Do you have any friends who can bring their big kids over to play with your big ones?

Ashley - Yes, I hate it when baby can't latch right because of the engorgement. I have been having to pinch the nipple to get him on lately because he pinches the nipple when he can't get on right.

Gotta run...M's tummy calls...

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"pollo_la" wrote:

Oh nooooooo!!! He actually went down there and woke her up! Shoot, that's no good.

Yeah I didn't think he'd ever do that at night. Yikes.

Heather that's great you got some rest!! Makes a world of difference!

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I left the house today WITHOUT baby to run to the drugstore Smile He had just eaten and I needed to run out for more breastpads LOL.

My MIL arrives in about 3 days and my house has become a disaster again. It was so organized when my mom was here 2 weeks ago! Now it's fallen behind again. Not sure if I should care or not. LOL.

MIL and FIL are taking my two oldest kids with them when they leave. They'll take them on July 2nd back to Saskatchewan to stay at the lake. Then on July 19th the rest of us will join them for 2 more weeks. That's a month away from home for my two oldest! I know they will have fun, but I am concerned for how I will keep my 18 month old occupied for 2 weeks without his older siblings to play with!

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Wow I can't imagine keeping my almost two year old occupied all day without my dd around. He had a hard enough time when she was at preschool for 3 hours! But the good news is you can go out and do things with "only" 2 kids! Sorry your house is a disaster. I am neurotic about cleaning but I understand how when you fall behind it is so dang hard to get caught back up. Is your MIL someone who will help you clean? My mom and MIL live nearby so neither would ever stay with us but if we were in a situation where they did, my MIL would clean a ton and my mom would add to any existing mess. :roll: Oh and congrats on your first outing without baby! Haven't done that yet myself.

DH is out on a "date" with DD going to see the new Monsters, Inc. movie so it's just me and the boys. Thinking as soon as DS1 wakes up from his nap we'll go get some errands done.

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Oh man! Rock hard breasts!

My 3 year old doesn't play alone. She has never had to! Daycare all day, then us at night. This is going to be a LONG year. Luckily I have lots of friends with 3 year olds to visit with. We will need daily play dates!

I'm going out in a bit. Shhhhhhhh. The midwife would flip. My friend moved 2 blocks from here and it's her housewarming party/BBQ. Hubby will drive me there, set up a chair and I will sit. I don't get how that's different than sitting here. Blum 3

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Heather: sorry about the hard breasts. Hang in there, they've got to be coming close to that sweet relief soon! And I won't tell that you went out! Wink I am one of those people who HAS to get out of my house a lot so I was out running quick errands about 4 days PP. As long ad baby boy is in a carrier then no one gets close and I'm comfortable with it.

Speaking of "breaking the rules", I rode my spin bike for the first time since giving birth yesterday and my legs are beat today but otherwise I feel surpringly energetic. I really want to go run but I'm going to try to wait a bit longer since it's higher impact. I might be crazy but it feels so good to run without a huge belly! Smile I question what my OB would say but I feel almost "normal" at this point.

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Wait, what? You aren't supposed to go out? Hahaha. That won't work here! I'll be back to taking the kids to swim within 48 hours. I don't have a choice!

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Hummmm, I've always been out within 48 hours, if not 24! Smile As for running... definitely avoid Ashley. Did you know that because the uterine muscles haven't had a chance to regain their strength yet, that doing things like jumping on a trampoline (and probably to some extent running as well) can actually cause your uterus or bladder to FALL OUT?!?! Yep, it can. In fact, I had a friend whose bladder DID fall out at 6 weeks pp! Yep, surgery to put the thing back in!!! Sandra, wow, that will probably be fun for your older kids to have a little vacation (and to some extent for you too). All my kids would freak out if they had to be separated from each other for that long. SInce they are homeschooled, they are use to being with each other all the time, and they would feel bad (and miss) the ones that couldn't be there with them. I admit that I would struggle to entertain the small ones too. They all play so well together, it would definitely create some different dynamics around here. I couldn't do it.

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It will be interesting for sure. I hope the weather is nice - then I can wear Ethan and let Emerson play outside. So far we have had a super rainy summer. All that flooding that you may be hearing about in Southern Alberta is a few hours south of me, but we've had crazy rain here so far too. Hopefully it is nice enough to be making trips to the park. My big 2 will have an awesome time - they'll be spending time with a cousin who they haven't seen in nearly a year, and my IL's lakehouse is super fun - Grandpa has a boat, there's a trampoline, a new swingset, RV's to ride (with grown up's, obviously!), campfires, the beach....I can't wait to join them!

Uhhh......yeah, let's please avoid having anyone's bladder fall out.

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I actually have a friend who works in a doctors office and they had an older patient come in whose uterus was falling out. Yikes. So yeah good point, I'll stick to the bike and walking for a few more weeks! I'd like my organs to stay in place. Blum 3

Thinking of taking the kids to the zoo today. What does everyone else have going on?

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Just a usual Sunday around here. Church this afternoon. I should probably think about supper right now because we get home from church pretty hungry so I like to do most of the supper prep in the morning.

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Reading up on baby positions and stretches. Just discovered we've got a sunny side up kiddo in there (realized I can feel hands / sucking thumb up front). So stretching and trying to rotate. Could be what's causing the pain AND the sloooow progress thus time around from what I'm reading.

Otherwise, it's hanging out. Survived teaching my class this morning and I'm exhausted. We didnt get home from the drive in last night until 2:30.

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Church this morning for us. Then my oldest went over to a friend's house. DH just went into town for a few errands. The 2 "older babies" (my 1 and 3 year old) just went down for a nap. Actually the "little" baby is napping too... so that leaves me with only my 5 and 6 year olds awake. Ahhhhhhh, so peaceful around here with just those 2. Smile Lunch is cleaned up, laundry is sorted and put away... now what to do with myself?!?! I suppose there is always more cleaning to do... nah, that can wait. Wink

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My kids fight like crazy some days, but when one of them is gone for even a couple of hours, the other one gets so bored!

We have been to church, had to take lunch to the field, and visited DH's grandmother. We have been home a total of maybe 1.5 hours today. I really need a slow day to clean up my house!

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Ashley - I can't wait to move past the rock hard breasts! Today is a bit better, but still there. My left nipple is still bleeding a bit, ugh! I nurse through the pain but it's bad. M is swallowing blood too. Awesome. It's great when your baby spits up blood milk on your guests. Blum 3 You're so crazy. I wish I found exercise mildly fulfilling. Sigh.

Rachelle - I lost a LOT of blood and my iron is dangerously low. I fainted in the hospital and they were really worried about me. All I can do is feed M. I can't cook. I can't clean. I can't care for K. I can't go out. I pretty much have to do nothing to allow my body to replenish my blood. It's hard but it's for the better. Most of the time I feel like poop anyways so I wouldn't be going out at all.

Laurie - we were talking about bladders falling out at the hospital last week. Apparently you can buy plugs to keep it all in. Old ladies who don't want to have surgery go to their doctors when their bladder falls out and have him shove it back in before inserting the plug. Gross, right?

Sandra - we've had a pretty rainy time here too. Ugh. I'm sort of ready for sun but it's easier to do nothing when it's rainy. The flooding is crazy!

Things here are OK. We had a couple visitors to see M today. DH's sister came with her 9 and 6 yr old boys. K had so much fun playing with her cousins. During the visit I started to get dizzy and hit my wall of exhaustion so I went up to bed. M was happily asleep in SIL's arms so I left him there. When DH woke me to feed M I was SO disoriented. LOL.

I love how M sleeps through so much. K and her cousins were seriously running laps of the house screaming and laughing. He just slept. So great!

Hubby put M in the Ergo for the first time yesterday. They both loved it! M slept so well that I started leaking milk everywhere! I had to have DH take him out to nurse. He has since been in the Ergo twice more and fell asleep so cozy both times.

I feel hot constantly. Isn't that how our bodies shed all the extra fluid? Anyways, it's annoying. I hope it's hot a fever from some crazy infection or something. Sad

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"akpufa" wrote:

I actually have a friend who works in a doctors office and they had an older patient come in whose uterus was falling out.

:lurk:
My best friend delivered her uterus when giving birth to her 3rd baby! :eek: She went on to have a 4th but the OB said from day one it had to be a c-section. It was pretty scary for some time but her 3rd is now 13!

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Heather--I remember with both kids having terrible hot flashes and being drenched I. Sweat all the Time. I think it's a combo of shedding fluids and hormones regulating back to normal.

I am never having this baby. He is not coming out. I'm so down right now it's not even funny. The worst part is I adore my doctor and he's going on vacation next Monday and I'm going to end up with a stranger after all this effort to find the greatest doctor ever. Also awful is that I think on Friday he is going to offer to induce me on Sunday (39 weeks by his records but not mine) and I am going to say no. I am unbelievably miserable but not miserable enough to endure an induction. And I realize tha at 4cm and 50% effaced and head engaged, I'm halfway there already but... I just don't think I can handle being induced. My friend goes to him and she will be 39 weeks on Wednesday and she is being induced that day. He will only do it if your cervix is extremely favorable like mine is and my friend is also at 4 and 80%. I'm a little jealous but T the same time I'm not. I've done it both ways and labor starting on its own was far more pleasant in every way.

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Margaret - that's crazy! I've heard of delivering the baby in the sac but never in the uterus. Crazy!

Rachelle - I've been really worried about you darlin'. You have had such a rough pregnancy from the get-go and the latter part has been horrid! I wish I could get that baby out for you. Sigh

Hard to believe M is a week old! He was only up twice in the night to eat but went straight back to bed. I think that's pretty good for a newborn. I can handle being up once or twice a night. The naps I had yesterday sure were worth their weight in gold. I've been having a bath in Epsom salt every night. Last night was the first night where I didn't fall asleep in the tub! Also, after the bath I used up my remaining energy to help DH sort laundry and organize M's dresser. Since we didn't know his sex there were boy, girl and neutral drawers. Then we got totes of boy clothes from a friend and so the dresser was overflowing. Hubby didn't know where to start! Glad it's done now.

I'm not sure I mentioned it here yet but my friend with a son K's age had a girl June 1, so when we had a boy, the trade was on! The morning after M came home she brought over a tote of all her son's 0-6 month clothes and she took the same size of our girly clothes! How awesome is that? We're just lending them so once they outgrow them we'll trade back, then I'll sell my girl stuff.

I'm still in bed but I feel I bit more normal so far. *fingers crossed*

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Margaret - that's crazy! I've heard of delivering the baby in the sac but never in the uterus. Crazy!

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I'm not sure I mentioned it here yet but my friend with a son K's age had a girl June 1, so when we had a boy, the trade was on! The morning after M came home she brought over a tote of all her son's 0-6 month clothes and she took the same size of our girly clothes! How awesome is that? We're just lending them so once they outgrow them we'll trade back, then I'll sell my girl stuff.

I'm still in bed but I feel I bit more normal so far. *fingers crossed*

Her uterus followed the baby out. She lost a lot of blood and I remember her having to take huge doses of iron with orange juice to get her iron stores back. Vitamin C is supposed to help with the absorption of iron.

That is awesome you have a friend to trade clothes with. My friend had a boy 8 weeks before Robbie and I would get her hand me downs, with Robbie being so small and her son so big we still get things from her.

Glad you are feeling better.

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So handy to have a friend to swap clothes with! I swapped with my SIL. I had DD, 9 months later, she had a boy, 9 months later, I had DS1. So she lent me her boy clothes. Then we both had babies in November of 2011 - she had a girl, and I had DS2. So my niece wears all of my DD's clothes Smile and I took the boy stuff back again for our last 2 boys. I wish I got to use our girl stuff again though!

Rachelle, you are being such a trooper! I know how you feel being so uncomfortable but not wanting to face an induction. I can't believe you have been sitting at 4 cm for so long, and you've been so active! It's crazy your body hasn't decided to just do the real thing yet.

Today DH is back to work full time and my MIL doesn't arrive until tomorrow night. Ethan was up a TON last night so both DH and I will struggle to get through today! I am trying to get my house in semi-decent shape before MIL arrives. She is the type who will totally be willing to clean for me, but I don't want to be in a complete state of disaster, I'd be embarrassed.

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Heather, I've been worried about you. Rough recoveries are no fun. But I'm sure you will be feeling great in no time! As for me, I am just worried that I don't feel strong enough, emotionally or physically, to deliver a baby right now. I just feel like I don't have it in me at the moment. Hopefully that changes in the next few days.

Who saw Monsters University this weekend? I love a good Disney movie! It was really cute and I thought it taught a good lesson, too.

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Sandra, good luck with your time between help! I feel like I need to clean like crazy before my mom gets here Monday but mostly because once she gets here, the house will be a disaster. She tries to help but... Her help is less than helpful! Smile

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"mom2robbie" wrote:

She lost a lot of blood and I remember her having to take huge doses of iron with orange juice to get her iron stores back. Vitamin C is supposed to help with the absorption of iron.

Story of my life. I'm taking so many iron supplements right now and I'm burning through the orange juice. Apparently it can take MONTHS to get back to normal. ugh!

Sandra - I hear ya on the girl stuff. It's all so sweet looking! I will be sad when it comes time to sell DD's clothes. I'll probably keep a few favorites. Wink Ugh, sounds like you're having a rough go. Having MIL over is always more stressful than your own mom. I don't mind my mom cleaning my house for me but it feels weird when my MIL does it. I feel more insulted or embarrassed when MIL does it. Our house isn't super tidy but it's presentable. DH has been good at picking up toys and stuff. Our midwife actually doesn't want your house too clean when she comes to visit because that means you're doing too much! LOL. So funny.

Rachelle - I'm doing ok. I feel more normal today, we'll see how long that lasts. I think I'm finally catching up on sleep. DH is up in bed still with M in his bassinet. DD and I are watching TV downstairs. It's nice for her to have some mommy time. Your life is so GO GO GO, no wonder you're tired!!! Is there any way you can get some down time? Maybe have a friend/family member take the kids to some of their activities or cut back on a few things until after baby is here. Perhaps a bit of down time is what your body needs to eject that wee tenant?

My mom is on her way over to play with DD for the day. M's newborn photos are on Wednesday and I need to knit him a monogram hat before then. I made one for DD and I want one for him too! This is K in her hat when she was wee: