This is a discussion on EDD Sept 2012 mummies! within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Congrats MrsLiaw.. Take care and rest well!! Kary and Piglim, talking about mother in law, i can forsee the problems even before ...
Congrats MrsLiaw.. Take care and rest well!!
Kary and Piglim, talking about mother in law, i can forsee the problems even before the child is out. Think is rather difficult to adjust to in law naturally. Was planning to have my confinement at my mum's place, already created a big chaos. In the end, try not to make things difficult for hubby, just continue to have it at in law place. Just pray hard that everything will be alright. And I dont't think they are supportive in breastfeeding, keep telling me that her children in the past can sleep through the night. That was becoz they are not on breastfeeding, but formula milk.
Oh, I have decided to take early maternity leave, starting next week, though EDD is on 29th Sept. Think going to and fro from work is tiring, and will take this time to pack up the room and get as much rest as possible before she comes out.
I think is really normal for baby in first month to keep wanting to latch on as their stomach is really small and breastmilk is quite watery. It happens to quite a number of my friends who have just gave birth.
To all of you who have not delivered yet: did you get your cervix checked? is your cervix dilated? effaced?
I just got back from my check up (39 weeks+) and ARGH my cervix is NOT at all dilated, not at all effaced, still very tubular. ARGHHH it means my EDD of 18 Sept will most likely come and go with no baby in sight!
plus my baby is growing so much.. possibly 3.3 or even 3.4kg, good grief!! seriously.. I want a smaller baby. very very selfish reason, but small babies = fit into the SUPER cute NB size rompers!! now all the NB outfits won't be able to fit my baby anymore It hink.. at this rate...
sigh. sigh. SIGH!!
@Felicity: I heard from Mrs Wong (during the breast feeding talk) that it's better to only breastfeed/latch every 3 hours. if you let the baby latch too often, it becomes a way to pacify her, not for her to suckle properly, and she then showed us a horrifying picture of a mother's nipples that became all sore and red cos she let her baby latch on everytime it cries.
so maybe you just have to deny her latching on, and only let her have milk every 3 hours or more. just have to get her to learn? eeps. I dont't know.. just a suggestion.. otherwise, you're probably going to have very little patience, energy and tolerance left...
Kary: I dont't know how you can deal with a mum in law... I can't even deal with my own mum. I dont't want any confinement nanny, or any mothers, tell me what to do!! if I need advice, I will research and read up and ask around myself. hate being told what to do. really pei fu all of you who live with your mums or mum in law...
well it was over very quickly. it was definitely uncomfortable, only slightly painful, but I was expecting a stinging pain cos of my yeast infection, but nothing. maybe my gynae is good - I've always thought she's very good.
effaced - I think it means softening.
tubular - meaning the cervix is still NORMAL, not dilating (opening), i.e. ready for labour. adlfkjal;sdkfjao;sieu
ic ic.. I'm trying to have like a routine walking time after office hour in hope that it can help me to dilate faster.. really quite nervous if cannot dilate, ended up emergency c sect even worse.. sighz..
If tml checked not dilating at all i think next time i will just give in to taking cab home.. lolz..
Mrsliaw congrats! I just discharge fm Mt A.... Our kids shared same bdae!
Mummies dont b dishearted.... My breast milk also have not really come in. I fed once fm. Just now baby sleeping refused to suck... So i pump to stimulate.. Realised got colostrum.. So after stimulating.. I quickly feed baby coz too little to store but when i squeese n baby managed to suckle for 10mins before dozing...
I fed her fm coz i had some food which i cant latch on immediately... Luckily mother in law still quick encouraging correcting my posture when i latch baby.. Will try to latch on after 3 hours...
Jiayoy lets hope our breast milk starts flowing in soon.....
Ooh rodorsany, congrats!! can share your Mt A hospital n gynae bill?? you stayed in single room?
Camcam... you not alone!! Im also down with flu n cough... Due in 2 wks!! Was wondering, if baby comes now, how am i gg to push with the stuffed nose n cough!
Congrats Mrs Liaw on your bundle of joy!!rest well and Enjoy motherhood!
Erlina and eeniminey! We share the same EDD.. Which hospital will you ladies be in..?
I've been having diarrhea since yesterday..read that it might be the first few signs of labour or baby making it's way down and hence pressing on the intestine.. I'm not sure..will see how it goes...Leg cramps are in season suddenly during sleep..Frankly, I've come to a point where I just want him out.. sigh.. Reading posts of all moms who had delivered, you all seemed to be going through another phase of agony ;-) I've had friends
Who whined about breastfeeding during the first month but right now, they seemed
To be enjoying it and are happy that they endured the initial part...jia you to all the wonderful mommies who are currently struggling to b/f!!!!
Hi Irah, I'll be gg to Thomson medical.. How about you?
My menstrual cramp and diarrhoea feeling have disappeared. A bit sad, not sure whether baby decides to stay longer inside..
Anyway, gg for checkup tml and will see how.. =)
I'll be at raffles..My next check up will be this coming Monday.. Let us pray that all will
Be smooth sailing in our last lap...Jia you all!
Wow... This must be the most active thread here now!! Haha..
Mrsliaw congrats!! What matter most is your baby is safe n sound in your arms
Kary I was reading kellymom website also.. So trying to latch since not recommended to let baby cry over it. I hope not menses n now I dont think so cos no cramps (usually have cramps n my cramps is only slightly less pain than contractions at its worst) n seems to be clearing..
Piglim yup now I guess I'll be expressing too.. Thanks! My baby is 3 weeks old today.. Has a bit of acne on her face too. Unfortunately she doesn't just latch every 3 hours.. When she awake can latch all the time.. When she sleep can be few mins to 5 hours! I always pray she sleep longer at night so I get to rest too... Everytime I latch her I use my free hand to surf and read n reply here... Now I'm actually pumping while typing this
Eeneyminey.. Thomson Medical Center can bring camera, cannot take video if I'm not wrong. After deliver they prompted my hubby can take pic of baby ^^ also have pics of my super shag messy-hair-ghost-like face w baby on me...
Congrats mrsliaw! Now we have 3 bbs sharing the same bdae! Urs, rodorsany and mine! And mine is "youngest" - latest born that day.. hee..
Eeneyminey.. yeah.. Thomson Medical Center can take photo .. My gynae still told us to prepare camera and be ready to take pic of the digital clock once baby is born.. And I specifically told hubby to ask the nurse to help him take a pic of him cutting e umbilical cord (poorly taken though cos not QC-ed but I suppose such moments can't have second shots) and also pic of baby on the weighing scale.. did not know whether video cam allowed.. But our camera got the video function and hubby took a few short videos of baby crying wen they clean her up.. Wasn't stopped by the nurses (maybe they thought he taking pic onli?)
So envious! I dont even have colostrum.. my girl also refused to latch cos she kept snoozing.. and after fm feed she refused to suckle.. if I time it before fm feed she also refused to suckle until she is really hungry and will suckle a few times, realise no milk and start to wail her head off.. super duper stressed out.. tink I will get my pump out to stimulate then.. hopefully milk will come in soon!Originally Posted by Rodorsany:692570
HI mummies.. how do you know you hav had a "show"? Does the bloody discharge continue? cos i worry in a blurry state in the morning, might not notice the blood after peeing and cleaning up....... will it continue to stain the undies?
I woke up around 5.50am to pee and until now cannot sleep.. sighz.. i think i'm quite stressed out now thinking about how my check up gonna be like later.. up til now i think more or less i will try for natural birth first. if ended up c sect i guess i just have to accept it by heart.. sighz..
Thanks for confirming that Thomson Medical Center can bring in camera, dont know why last time during my hospital tour they said no camera, or maybe i heard wrongly, no video cam instead?! anyway, good if can bring in camera, i thought of using iphone cam, but i scared the quality will be bad.. i've alrd packed like a dslr kind and another one compact cam just in case.. hahhahaa..
Btw, any of you bought fm just in case? i havent bought anything yet.. can share the brand? not sure whether Thomson Medical Center will provide now because from the last news, they even charging fm that they gonna feed the baby during stay..
Hello mummies thanks for the wishes!!!
To all mummies who have not delivered,just dont't think too much and enjoy the last few days/weeks of your pregnancy.
Congrats lingz12 and rodorsany! Your babies are female or male? And rodorsany I'm gonna be discharge later on,which ward were you in? Heehee maybe our babies were in the same nursery!
Mummies I just wanna check when my baby suckle on one breast the other breast will leak is it normal? I have a lot of breast milk till nurses gave me an empty bottle to express pump,they ask me not to 'waste' it.
Ladies, how you all monitor e number of kicks during e last few weeks of 3 rd trimester ?? As long as it hit 10 or 20 kicks per day should b fine ?? I feel less kicks this 2 days n they seems to b less forceful too .. dont know is it bcos no space to grow or what ..
I did not buy formula milk before i went Thomson Medical Center to deliver.. If you really dont have milk during your stay, you can request the nurse to supplement with glucose water or formula.. I tried glucose water first but my baby is too small (only 2.35kg).. I a bit heartpain her.. So i relented and asked the nurses to feed her formula.. The "I am on Total Breastfeeding" sticker was subsequently taken off her cot.. Sighz.. They will still bring your baby to your ward to let baby suckle on your breast every few hours though.. Anyway, wen I asked for formula, they fed her Enfalac.. Charged $1 for one bottle i tink.. After discharge i still got no milk, so i went to the Thomson Medical Center pharmacy to buy the same Enfalac for baby.. She is still on formula now, at least until my milk supply comes in..