This is a discussion on EDD May 2012 Mummies! within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Add Content...
Congrats on your bundle of joy
Reading your account makes me feel that mums are indeed great. i felt what you have wrote deeply. The part n worry that we new mummies have re bf touched a core. I went thru the same worrying process that the milk flow supply is not coming in n whether if my baby gal is getting enuf etc. Till today, I also tend to worry if my milk supply is sufficient n I always have to remind myself to stay positive n happy.
Will def work hard to be a beter mummy n let all mummies jia you k. We have a long path ahead in nurturing our babies. jia you jia you!!
Hey mummies, have you started to introduce pacifier/soother to your baby?? My naughty baby keep asking/crying for more after each 45mins feed and refused to sleep. CL said it may be a good idea to give him d pacifier just to sooth him and take it off after he falls asleep. What do you think??
I did use the pacifier on day 2, but that was more for training my baby to suckle (he couldn't maintain a consistent suckle) and to pacify his cries (of hunger?).
But once he successfully learnt how to latch, he doesn't like the pacifier anymore so now i'm not using it.
My nipples are so sore today. Felt like crying cos I Couldn't keep up and felt terrified each time she cried. Sigh.
Anyway my CL gave her pacifier I try for a while and she really stopped crying. But we didn't leave it on permanently. When she slept we removed it.
Now I'm trying to increase my pump frequency from once a day to 3x a day to build up my EBM as I plan to give her bottle soon. Sigh hope I can build it soon.
btw those who bf - has anyone lost weight yet and how much? I lost 7kg in. 3 weeks and I seem to have plateau at my current weight. Hope I can lose more
This morning had released sticky transparent discharge. Is it normal? Am I going into labour? Need call gynae and check?
Finally got the time and energy to log in cause baby has been admitted to hospital for jaundice =(
Just to share my process. My EDD is 28th.
Was put on CTG at the clinic. Was told that I'm already having contractions but I dont feel a thing. As baby is about 3.4kg, doc suggested inducing as she is afraid that I'm not able to push. So arrange to induce on the 22nd. Went back home and experience some mild menstrual-like cramps at night. Ignored cause thot it's normal and not very pain either.
6am - Experienced some contractions but ignore it since I'm sleepy. Hur hur.
7am to 10am - Start to feel uncomfy. Timed the contractions and it's every 5mins. Was thinking am i really due? I had those brown discharge but I thought it could be due to the dilation chk. Endured and walk around.
10am to 1130am - Went toilet and found alot of jelly-like substance discharge with brown and red blood. Decided to go down to clinic. Bath and have some breakfast. Wake hubby up and wait for him to get ready.
1230pm - Reach clinic and was put on CTG. Doc decided to admit me as contractions were quite constant.
0130pm to 0245pm - At the observation room waiting... Doc came down to do dilation check and waterbag had already burst. Nurse put me on drip, clear bowels... etc
0330pm - Contractions starts to get intense. It's like every 2mins. It's like having diarrhoea pain. Decided not to endure. Asked for epidural. Luckily the doc is just around the corner. He came 5mins later after I requested. Super relieved after the epi but was shivering like hell. Then insert the urine catheter.
0330pm to 0545pm - Was put on oxygen as baby's heartbeat keep dropping. Doc say might need to go for ceasarean if the heartbeat is unstable. Checked for dilation again. Luckily its already 10cm. And Doc worry baby so ask me to start pushing first.
0545pm to 0630pm - Transfer me to delivery suite and there goes the pushing. As baby's heartbeat is unstable, doc decided to do with the help of vacuum. In less than 15mins, baby pop!
11pm to 330am - Starts to shiver and fever went up to 39.3deg. Nurse say it's the side effects of epidural. She came in every 30mins to check temperature and change the towel for my forehead.
Yeap, that's about it for my delivery process.
My stitches are healing well too. Just that the piles are irritating me. When I try to poo, i think i pushed too hard and my stitches hurt. Ouch! Drinking prune juice and the liquid to soften the stools. Hopefully it helps. Duh..
How did you girls survive thru the weather? I'm perspiring like hell everyday! My hair stinks loh. My mum refused to let me wash hair. Aiyo... Buay tahan!
And ya, my fingers on my right are feeling numb. Is it normal?
Congrats on your delivery. Did your mum said when can you shower? I showered on Day 5 using herb water. Else with this weather really buay tahan.
How about yr baby's jaundice? you mentioned admitted to hospital so when can your bao bei be discharged? Are you in breast feeding? If yes, dont tk ginger since your baby has jaundice.
Butt8rfly , I admire your determinations n strong will...bt if I were to go thru again, I still dont think I can do it your way...
I also realised my baby is asking for milk with shorter interval, is it normal? I was a little reluctant to cause nipple a bit sore...now she is sort of every 2 hours feed...
Doing my ctg again!! Scan show baby still very active!! See what gynea say later!! Wonder ask anyone know what the extra price for induce at mount A?? Any extra charge for wkend induce?? Wanna induce today. Hope my gynea approve it. My fingers all swollen, pain when bend.
Mummies, what pump are you all using?
Btw mummies, does your little one fall asleep after each feed? What do you do if they stay wide awake?
Baby still active now 3.4kg. I lost 1 kg. gynea want me to wait to Monday before induce. After Monday Midnite then go for induce if baby dont wanna come out in this 3 days!! 3 more day to go