This is a discussion on EDD April 2011 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Joanne : ya bcos only admission time then need deposit . Me paid 1.2k for a 4 bedded but stayed ...
Joanne : ya bcos only admission time then need deposit . Me paid 1.2k for a 4 bedded but stayed in 2bedded.
Cseen : you pre-booked the bed that's y need to pay dep for bed right! But y you paid 2.8k so much ? you book how many bed one ?
Mama-Aki : my boy drink average 50-60ml of milk, he is now 15days old so I not sure whether is it enough, sometimes I wanna give more but he just dont open his mouth anymore when I try to feed him again after he reject it.
Feeyona n Huafen : having confinement in this kind of whether really suffer n makes us crazy right, today I finished my last session of post natal massage. Actually during last few days really suffer a lot cos after massage, body is oily n feel hot, very irritating, can't shower or sponge bath immediately .... Then the binder makes my tummy very itchy... Gosh...
But nowadays I try to stay inside A/C room, even at night I on fan n A/C too, the fan blow to the wall, n blow towards A/C too so at least I can sleep better, else huh previously always wake up with lots of sweat.. Now dont care ..... What I promised to my Hubby I can't make it already... Cos when decided to take Epi during labour I told him I will be guai guai during confinement...
So far wash hair 3 times, shower 3times too, but sometimes sponge bath 1day 2-3 times... Actually if sponge bath then stay in AC room I still ok. But can't tahan can't wash hair often... Very stink..
I touch lots of water, can't always ask other ppl to do ... So better do it myself, then at night sleep I can feel that my hand is quite 'cool'... When old then know ..... sigh...
Last edited by kchiah; 01-04-2011 at 11:40 PM.
Hi kchiah, slowly increase the milk volume for your boy. I hafnt start my massage yet. Haix. Think next week will arrange to start. Yup this weather is driving mi nuts!!!!! Everyday I pray for raining haha but no rain at all sigh.
Think this is the longest period of time I never wash my hair!!!! Hope the days will end fast
hi Joanne, I was telling my hubby today that we April mummies very active. So far compare to the rest of the month thread. Think we got the most pages. Haha. N I told him we even mention wanna meet up after all done with their confinement. He was shocked. Haha.
Kchiah, you feel your hands r "cooling" at nite? Oh no.. actually I'm not a firm believer of confinement but after reading your post, I really think I should try to believe myself man! Since you could feel the effects almost immediately.. Furthermore, my hubby also dont bother about such traditions, except on the food part where he keeps saying must eat well n no cold drinks..
Did you try boiling a big tub of water, then using those water to wash hands etc? I think that might b better cos at least the water is boiled before.
Huafen, haha y your hubby so shocked? Tell him we welcome him yo
to join us lol..I always tell my hubby about the forum.. Who delivered, who hasn't, n show him all the beautiful baby pics etc!!
Wow Joanne you wake up so early. Haha I also did report to my hubby who may be the next one, who has give birth n their birth story. Hahaha
Huafen kchiah & all doing confinement> you gals r really fantastic.. I alrdy wash my hair daily just that I wash with either boiled water or the herbal water. My hair is very long so can't tahan in this weather!! Also bathe daily and feel much better feeding my girl when I'm clean.
I also up my girl feeds to 60ml per feed now and she mge to sleep longer else she keep waking and refuse to sleep. I think now 10 days passed she growth spurt. Milk supply per pump only 90ml though always one side got much lesser dont know y =p how I wish I can have 120ml then one pump got enough for 2 feeds man.
Joanne> jiayou!! Your baby also not very big so maybe that's why her weight not pushing her down yet. I think she may be engaged before labour. I personally recommend to drink more raspberry leaf tea, feels it really helped my contractions.. If you can, try those organic leaf loose form one.
Morning gals. I just see from facebook. Xbb (adreinne kang) dad had passed away!!!!
Last edited by Huafen83; 02-04-2011 at 11:03 AM.
Hi mama aki, jia you on pumping. Milk will increase by day
I also hope I can wash my hair. But not allow. Now my hair looks so SHINY!!!
Huafen, I woke up to go toilet n then chk on hp n replied.. Haha is this addiction?
Mama-aki, ya I think I need to continue drinking raspberry tea. I stopped for few weeks becos there was once I drank n gt naseous, so I kinda gt sick of it. Still gt a couple of the organic sachets, better finish up! My girl won't b small by the time I deliver, cos she will b a 40wks baby. Yest's April fools, managed to trick a friend n my sis that I'm in labour n gt scolded lol. Do you feel any diff washing hair with boiled water n using the herbs? My friend told me using herbs, will still feel very unclean after shower haha.. My hair is pretty long as well n I refused to cut!
Felt so sorry reading XBB's facebook about her dad, esp since it's days from her boy's arrival. just hope that she'll remain strong n pull through this difficult time together with her family. God bless her and her love ones.
Hi Joanne, I wash my hair with tap water only, bath with herbal water. I didn't know need to boil , Only using water heaty. Even wash hand also lots of time are cool tap water... Better believe on touching lots of water will affected the hand n body... Cos I ever saw a friend's mother hand, got 风湿until all the fingers are 弯弯, she told me last time she not believe it now she got it...dont know ...
Mama-Aki : your milk flow is much more than me, today only that I can pump near 90ml, do far average is 60ml... Think my boy drink not enough milk ... Hopefully my milk flow can increase cos since ytd I start taking some herbal n heard it helps to increase milk flow.
haha Joanne, you r quite addictive. Even go toilet also will reply. Haha no wonder see your reply at 6 plus.
I also bathe with herbs. But never wash hair. Coz sacred of the after effect in the future. My milk level even low. Sometimes 60ml or even lower to 40ml
Huafen, mama_aki, kchiah and all already delivered mummies, you guys got engage confinement lady?
Sigh. My confinement lady is actually quite pushy at times. Im not sure if she's the cause who made me so stressed up, but its been 2 nights that I dreamt that I sent her back. :''(
No matter what early in the morning MUST pump, got alot.
Ha h a feeyona, lots of milk is very good, then your baby got enough to drink . My confinement lady is my Sis , so I got no worry.
Hi feeyona, my mum is doing the confinement for mi. So I also have no prob
may be she is of your own good. So may be you think like that will be better.
Few days no come in ... Now my girl 6 days old can drink 60-70 mls of breastmilk or FM . This morning went for routine checkup, her weight up by 300grams already. Now 2.8kg. We are all so happy... good for her to gain weight but sadly to say i dont have enough breastmilk for her as every 4hrly i pump, only about max 50mls come out. Luckily i have confinement lady helping me if not i think i can kena post-natal depression. I still wash my hair with hot water everyday. Immediately after that just blow dry. Huafen: you can do that . No worries. My CL who has 20 odd years of experience also said it's ok one. Wont get 'tou feng' next time. But make sure you blow dry your hair k. dont just towel dry.
Hi applebreeze, glad to hear from you again. Mummies are coming back to this thread again so happy.
sigh. My mum dont allow me to do that. I feel like washing my hair secretly one day hahaha.
I am also planning my full month celebration now. Hope the day will come fast n means my confinement will be over.
shower n wash my hair hehe.
For guests who attend your baby shower, still need to give cakes to them?
haha coz I sacred of my mum nagging. Hahaha
Yup. Those who attend my full month I will give them the gift box. My colleagues I will give them cupcakes. All I order from sweetestmoments
Feeyona> how is your confinement lady like that is pushy? My CL also make me quite worry she talk very loud and quite 'showoff' about her knowledge which not all thgs I agree with her.. most worrying is she was careless and drop the bamboo for hanging clothes dwnstrs and my hubby caught her nodding away with baby in her hands twice sigh. I both am thankful to have help but also can't wait for confinement to end (tho I'll be on my own)
Yea morning pump is the best results! First time I mge to get 100ml this morning..
Huafen> you r super!!! Actually like applebreeze said it's ok to wash hair so long as hot/boiled cool water then dry thoroughly after. I should also get started on baby's one month planning and I have not't even done birth registration yet cos we have not't decided on Chinese name *headache*
Applebreeze> dont't worry your supply is considered good alrdy for 6 days! N your baby is feeding very well.. My girl also taking 70ml per feed but it's starting frm ytdy. Afraid that she is losing weight, my supply is just about enough to keep up.
I usually try to latch on in day and try to pump sometimes after latch on, then express enough for night feed. Middle of night I will wake up to pump also every 4 hours or so, find that it helps.. But later on my CL gone alrdy I dont know how tink I have to latchon at night cos easier.
Kchiah> jiayou! you latch on n pump more will help increase milk supply. Then drink more hot sweet drks n soups.. If you want can try take fenugreek also then latch on more at night to pdce prolactin that will better increase milk supply.. These I wrote tho I havent try much if the last point. And ya.. I think better try to wash your hands etc with boiled water at least for the confinement period?
Joanne> dont know if I feel any diff bathing with the herbs water maybe feel body keep more warm? But I still sleep in aircon and fan (tho not direct blow).. I washed hair with the herb water at first but indeed feel not clean like got one smell so I tried shampoo and rinse with herb water.. Until now I just wash hair with the heater/ shower and then body with herb water only. Sometimes I still rinse with shower after herb water cos I feel more clean =p
Sad to hear about XBB news, hope she gets on strong! We r behind you!!
Hi mama aki. Thanks for sharing info on the increase of breastmilk. I believe you will be able to take care on your own when your confinement lady is gone. Now you rest as much as possible. For me, my mum is working during the day. So my aunt will help me to prepare my meals n bathe for baby. Then taking care of baby all done by myself n at nite with the help of my hubby. so if I can do it, I believe all mummies also can do it. Even though it's tough, but seeing the little one face makes me feel happy. N he sometimes smile to me. I find it very sweet
hmm the birth cert need to be done by when? I already did it on the day I discharge. Since I already have a name in mind
mama aki, your baby same birthday as mine. So based on Chinese date one month is on 21 Apr. So the cakes have to be given out either on that day or before that. So for my baby shower, it will be 16 April.
Ha ha looking at the little one really make me feel so heart warming. My boy likes to make his mouth become 樱桃小嘴,really makes me laugh non stop... . Even he stretch his body also looks so cute. Mummies, your baby also same right! This moment really so precious... How I wish i can video down to show him in future.
huafen> you are making me ganchiong haha... must faster settle birth registration and get planning for the baby shower =p you so fast settled alrdy! Why must cakes be sent out before that? I thought can just give out during shower or send out after that?
For birth registration, it's written within 14 days at hospital.. after that must do at ICA which I dont know by when =p
I do hope I can cope fine cos now with CL help, after that is fully on my own.. I have to cook for myself also since baby is small and I cannot bring out to go dabao food also.
kchiah> yea my baby too, likes to 'tu' her mouth very cute! You can video your baby.. just use your iphone (if you are using one)? My hubby took some videos.. so cute!
Joanne not replying so far.. maybe got good news??
Yup agree with you kchiah
When my boy cries for milk n given to him he suck a few mouth n will stop. Makes me abit angry n I been telling him dont waste my milk n he is lucky to have milk to drink where Africa kids will have to suffer. Sometimes I wonder does he understands. Coz he can smile back to me with his milk bottle still in his mouth. Haha I see like I also laughing at him. N say that he is a little cheeky boy. Haha can also smile in his dream. Hehe
Haha no . just for your info. Hehe dont know lei. My mum told me . If the baby shower is hold before the Chinese date then just give ppl on the day of baby shower. But if you hold baby shower after the Chinese date, then have to give the cakes before hand. you better check out from your parents. Coz some are pan tang. They will say y give cakes onli after baby full month . Coz old ppl see Chinese date haha
I believe Joanne will inform us if she is given birth. Coz weekends she seldom response fast. Hehe. Coz she even go toilet also will reply MSG hahaha.
icic.. when is the chinese bday huh? haha our babies same bday so I just ask you (clueless mama here)
I hope it's good news not slower response cos weekend.. excited for her turn..
Maybe she go toilet as usual want to reply forum msg.. then got some good sign? hehe