dont't worry! I believe being a mum is a natural instinct , we will all manage when our respective mums and mils leave
This is a discussion on Edd dec 2012 within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Luckystar, Thks for the link!! Lovepixie, okok thks mummy!! Sze Sze, I have the same thinking as you on whether ...
Luckystar, Thks for the link!!
Lovepixie, okok thks mummy!!
Sze Sze, I have the same thinking as you on whether I can handle after my confinement or not, cos hubby working.. during the day I will be all alone .. maybe I will go crazy too... have to bath baby myself also.. have to pump milk too.. dono do we even have time to eat or not??? N your confinement last day is Friday!! Countdown ! Mine is 1/1/2013 lol I looking forward too, although I feel that I m like nit doing confinement .. I bath almost everyday and went out to buy Xmas presents plus go downstairs walk walk lol.. not eating a lot if wine n sesame oil n ginger .. not resting on my back often... I keep walking, squatting and bending down. Only thing that I follow is I never touch cold drinks at all
Last edited by momopeachgal; 27-12-2012 at 12:23 AM.
dont't worry! I believe being a mum is a natural instinct , we will all manage when our respective mums and mils leave
you all taking how long maternity leave? Or not working anymore?? Who help take care baby when you all work ?
Wah my girl lets out a super stinker I sometimes think is pangsai n check see
Sometimes sound watery fart. -.- what I ate n my breast milk cause her to have this fart
A good ol pediatrician told us not to feed gripe water but instead use it to wash the mouth. -.- so put in soft gauze n wipe on mouth n gums like antenatal class taught us
My baby looks like just back from drunken party after milk milk. Got many super hilarious video n photo of her doing the drunken stupor. -.-
Allele.. I did bathe but using the traditional Chinese medicine da Feng Cao to shower, but I found it as good as no bathe at all!!
i miss the days that using 'cold water' to shower during pregnancy, so shiok!!
And I got touch water (tends to use hot water) I.e. after to pee & poo, eat, brush teeth, before carry my baby girl, wipes boobs before feeding, wash pump accessories etc....
mreow mreow, feel sorry to hear your girl is sick, hope she get well soon!
I stop my husb carrying baby right after he come back from office to avoid any virus or bacteria from outside, so he usually carries baby after bathe...
it is good to get anyone sick to stay away from your baby at this moment esp baby not full month yet...
Hi Mreow Mreow,
Sorry to hear your baby is sick. Did you try natural remedy? I mean you intake more Vit C and you breast feed baby maybe antibody will pass down to baby thru breast milk
I breastfeed in car while bring baby to pediatrician to check jaundice. I wear a bf shawl n cover essential parts. I think if go clinic n places frequented by families with children they will not care . It's your right to breastfeed baby n it is not rude lol
Last edited by lovepixie; 27-12-2012 at 01:07 PM.
Thanks for all your concern.
Yesterdays at Kandang Kerbau Hospital, the nurses used a long thin drip looking thing to suck her running nose mucus out.
Told us baby will Def cry & if we wanna witness it.
Waa, I saw baby like that I actually tearrrr man... :'(
Hubby Kp covering his ears to block out her wails...
We really feel the heart pinch man...
Doc gave us drops to drop into nose & hopefully it clears the blockage.
Also to monitor temp.
Cuz if ANY babies under 3months get fever, it's a must to be admitted to hospital...
Hope she get well soooooon
Momo, the confinement period is a super hard time for me to pass!! I dont like!!
I think c sect delivery also better than this~~
I taking 4 mths leave, plus thinking to clear some annual leave of this year, so taking leave till end of apr...
Lovepixie, thanks for the advice on how to bring the EBM out... I had the same thought just wondering got anyone thinking like me ...
Lovepixie, yes, I'm 100% latching, Bfeeding baby.
Doc say breast milk got antibodies so it's good & it'd help fight off virus...
Mummies, I bath my baby everyday alone!
When Hubby is home, he will do it...
My gal enjoys bathing!!
you all can do it! dont't worry!
After the 1st time, it just gets easier!!
I've a nursing cover too.
But i think now a lil difficult to maneuver newborn into good position w/o exposing my boob.
Cuz have to support neck & sometimes she squirm squirm.
I prefer nursing in private nursing rm.
Wait till she's older than I'll use nursing cover in public
Gripe water can only be used after baby is older than 1month!
I think I saw it written on the packaging.
Are your babies' tongues white with milk?
So you all just use wet towel/hanky to clean?
Hello mummies! Hope you all had a great time celebrating Christmas. we stayed hm for d holiday as going out will surely be a bad idea with so many ppl around. Only went Kiddy Palace in toa payoh to get some clothes for my princess for her thanksgiving ceremony this coming Sunday. It's sort of like celebrating baby's first month but for us Malay/Muslims we usually have this celebration after baby n mummy has finished with confinement. Baby will have bits of her hair cut by d elders who will say prayers for her health n wellbeing. It's gonna be first time too my other relatives n friends will get to meet my princess. Hope all will go smoothly n princess wun be cranky on dat day. Hahaha
Mreow Mreow: hope your gal will get well soon. Yeah it's heartbreaking when you hear your baby cry in pain or discomfort. When my princess was in nicu she had to be pricked on her heels so dat they can get her blood to check for her blood sugar. I witnessed it many times n every time i feel like tearing especially when she cried so hard. It came to a time when she never cry at all when they pricked her heel as she got used to it. Thank God my princess is not infected from my mom who had d flu n cough last week. just make sure anyone sick who comes into contact with your baby wears a mask. I'll have to be careful this coming Sunday as many ppl will be around n dont wanna princess to be infected by any flu bug.
about babies' tongues white with milk you can use gauze on your finger or you can get this baby tongue scraper at kiddy palace. for my princess she does have white milk residue on her tongue at times but it will disappear after i give her some plain water.
Yeah gripe water can be used for babies 1 month n above. I gave mine a little d other day n she seems to be relieved of wind after she had farted like an old man. Lolz mom n me was laughing so hard!
I use a piece of sterilized gauze with some glycerine to clean my baby's mouth
All the best for little Nurin's thanksgiving ceremony . I'm sure this will be a very special moment for your whole family.
Perhaps you can buy a bottle of hand sanitizer and keep it prominently where she is placed. So anyone who comes to greet her can use it
I'm taking 4 months maternity leave...and after that my mother in law and parents will take turns to come over to help take care of baby.
I guess all Dec mummies here have popped by now. My original EDD was supposed to be tmrw...but my princess made an early appearance on 16 Dec
Hi Mreow Mreow, hope your baby get well soon. I also just went to kk hospital on wed cos baby was having runny nose since mon. Baby was having fever 37.8 but didnt ask to admit. Only if fever is more than 38 or 38.5 then have to admit. My second girl was admitted when she was 2 months for fever more than 38.5. Anyway, dont stress yourself too much k? Just used the oxymetazoline nose drop given by the hospital. I will put the nosedrop 8hourly at 8am, 4pm and 12 midnight. Suction out the mucus from the nose before applying the nosedrop
You can buy the suction from pigeon brand. Then in between the interval apply the saline drops. Eg. 12pm, 8pm and 4am to prevent nose block. Hope it helps. I did for my girl and she sleeps peacefully.
that is a good idea you know. I might just do dat. I'll get d dettol hand sanitizer. I have it in a small bottle for my own usage so gonna get d bigger bottle.
Mreow Mreow, how your girl? hope she is well already =p my baby tongue is very dirty lol i dono how to clean it guess i have to go n youtube n learn cos i never attend any antenatal classes (kinda regret) and i salute you. Cos you can bath baby alone without assistance..
Sze Sze, i hate confinement too!! although i like my confinement food.. cooked by my mother in law, but actually i didnt follow what we should eat like chicken wine... vinegar pig trotters etc.. i eat normal food like steam fish, vegetables, soup etc.. but each dish put a bit of ginger and i never eat the ginger =x
you dont intend to leave some leave so that can bring baby for injection of vaccines?
lizasaifi, Mummy! enjoy the thanksgiving ceremony this Sunday!! I having my baby shower this Sunday for my Glenn and another one on 1/1/2013 =p
Luckystar, you booked a slot in infant care? need to book how long in advance??
pink2purple, wow i envy you cos you have your mother n mother in law to take turns take care of baby.. I dont have so i have to find nanny or send my lil one to infant care... oh ya congrats for your new bundle of joy!!
the posts here is slow.. ever since our joy pops out!! i m waiting for my Glenn to wake up from hunger, then have a feed then go to sleep when baby is sleeping =D very hard to put baby to sleep cos he cannot fall aslp on his own.. needs cuddle / tummy time to get into sleep before i can put him down into his playpen...
1) Do you all feed on demand or on schedule? My baby Glenn drink FM sometimes wake up every 3 hours for feed sometimes he is hungry already only after 1.5 hours.. for EBM he quite standard, 1 hour plus to 2 hours.. I wonder should i feed on demand.. cos i tried to once and baby vomit like merlion lol
Last edited by momopeachgal; 29-12-2012 at 12:43 AM.
For infant care , it depends on the location and popularity of the place . But mostly I hav heard , it needs to be registered about 6 months in advance for the popular ones. For me I need to find someplace close to my office , coz it is better that baby is close to where mummy is rather than where daddy is. My office was supposed to shift to changi business park , so I was looking there. But just before I went on maternity leave , it was announced that the shift won't take place in 2013, so I have to now find an infant care in city CBD area . What a pain !!
If you know any good infant care in that tea please let me know also.
About the feeding , I am feeding breast milk on demand for now. If baby is sleeping too long more than 3 -4 hours then I wake her up and feed. I feed formula only when there is no EBM stored , and I am not available to feed , ex, when we have guests or my massage lady has come .
By the time you work baby will b 6 month? Do you bring baby carrier to infantcare or wear those strap on carrier ? I'm in d midst of finding babysitter n considering to let my mom take care back in hometown. Decisions decisions.
How's your girl now? Hopefully mucus cleared soon.
Hi Sze Sze
I think it's normal baby regurgitate some milk just make sure baby didn't get shaken after feeding n baby head higher than body during n after feeding to prevent reflux
Mine trickle down some milk not merlion yet lol
Momo, me too~ my confinement food is quite like normal food , like yours, steam fish, pork, black bean soup, green papaya soup, herb soup, vinegar pig trotters, rice wine cooked chicken or pork or pig liver, sesame chicken... All with gingers and black fungus....
no i dont keep any maternity leave, I just clear all, because I need to cover my leave till end apr, be it maternity or annual leave, reason being my mother in law will help to take care of my girl, but she needs to do confinement for my sis in law in apr, so I got to take care my girl during apr...
it is quite weird if I back to work in mar but taking leave for whole apr again right?
I think should have some excess of annual leave that can be used to take my girl for vaccines (I managed to keep all my annual leave of 2012 to be brought forward to 2013 to clear - I have not used any of them, purposely to keep till 2013 to clear together with maternity)
but again I considering to either change job or resign to take care my girl... Aihzz, I foresee I need to take leave for 3 weeks for jun to take care my girl, because my bro in law going to Germany, and asking my mother in law to go his house to take care of his wife and one 3 years old child plus his newborn baby in mar...
So must well just resign first.... I still thinking...
Lovepixie, ya, mine too... She still somehow got vomit a bit, very minimum... I am quiet ok with that...
Last edited by Sze sze; 29-12-2012 at 09:31 AM.
Momo, I having full month celebration on this sun for my little girl Kate !!!
Mreow mreow, I decide to intro bottle to my girl after her full month, which is 1.1.2013 - the 5th week onwards...
will let her to drink using bottle once or twice during day time, but still latch during night time and the rest of the day...
I taking my boy Glenn to nanny when I get back to work... so sad
I think I'll use the strap on carrier to bring my baby to infant care, easier to handle than pram.
I got a preloved Baby Bjorn carrier from my friend , thinking of using that.