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Old 04-09-2013, 04:17 AM   #91
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For home from hospital I always bring yoga pants and one of DHs t-shirts. I'm just going to my car then home so don't feel a need to be all fancy.

Emily - I know what you mean! Couldn't wake this baby to nurse the first 24 hours for ANYTHING!! Yes, even great nurslings have rough days. BFing is easy and natural for some but most of us have to work for it!!
Ugh yes. I have a feeling I'm being used as a pacifier now, because there's no way he could be this hungry. 30 min at 130, 30 min at 230 and I finally gave in again at 4 and it's going on 20 minutes now.

But if I try to take him off, he acts hungry and will not go to sleep.

My nipples hurt!!

Hope he's eating and this is atleast worth it

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:31 AM   #92
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I forgot to tell you ladies, I won a Planetwise wet/dry bag from Nicki's Diapers FB page! I get an email today that they shipped it today! I actually hadn't bought one yet, I always just used plastic bags when I CDed DS
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Ugh yes. I have a feeling I'm being used as a pacifier now, because there's no way he could be this hungry. 30 min at 130, 30 min at 230 and I finally gave in again at 4 and it's going on 20 minutes now.

But if I try to take him off, he acts hungry and will not go to sleep.

My nipples hurt!!

Hope he's eating and this is atleast worth it
Oh man. I remember that with DS. He is probably hungry and your milk isn't fully in yet. But that sucking helps it come in so I'd totally let him if it keeps him from crying. You don't get sleep but at least there is a little silence?
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:52 AM   #93
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Thanks for the info on inductions, man I am worried about the vbac chance! DS was 8 lbs 15 oz and 10 days "early" due to the pre-e, I have a feeling I will go past 40 wks, and no previous vaginal birth. Sigh

I will ask about the foley bulb next appt....
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:04 AM   #94
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Thanks for the info on inductions, man I am worried about the vbac chance! DS was 8 lbs 15 oz and 10 days "early" due to the pre-e, I have a feeling I will go past 40 wks, and no previous vaginal birth. Sigh

I will ask about the foley bulb next appt....
Happy thoughts! You're gonna do great!!

Hopefully your dr is understanding. We got here and got a horrible dr (maybe story later after everyone has their LO's) BUT she was very pro taking the vbac one step at a time and letting things progress as long as they were progressing.

That's all you need is a dr willing to monitor and let you labor.

But I understand, I had the same worries. You'll do great!
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That's awesome! I kept hoping to see my name for a giveaway.

Sports pants and tshirt!

Oh man. I remember that with DS. He is probably hungry and your milk isn't fully in yet. But that sucking helps it come in so I'd totally let him if it keeps him from crying. You don't get sleep but at least there is a little silence?
Yes, it's better than DD who latched once the entire hospital stay. Maybe it will reap good things. I let him pop himself off instead of taking him off like I did at the second one and he slept a bit. I feel like I slept 2 wonderful hrs and of course it was just like 1.

Ah... The dreamlike state of exhaustion. We meet again.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:20 AM   #96
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Emily, I think it's really common for baby to "use you as a pacifier". It's not exactly pleasant but really helps your supply and soothes baby. I am sorry to hear you had a bad dr. I had an awful dr with dd. dh was in the army then so it was just whoever was on call. I had never met her before and she didn't care a thing about what I wanted. Thank god nobody expected me to progress so quickly and she didn't make it there for the birth so the nurses delivered dd. she showed up right after and was so rough. Yuck. That is a big part of why I do not want to have this baby until my dr is back in town Friday. Cuz of that awful experience last time. so I totally understand that feeling.
I was up at 3 am for a couple hrs. Baby has been so quiet past couple days and when I got up to potty I tried poking around my belly and couldn't get baby to move at all. So of course I got up and got a glass of choc milk and sat in the living room for an hour and baby moved around plenty. So thank goodness for that. Had me very worried.
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Babies keep scaring mommas... Glad you got good movement.

In general, using mom as a pacifier is okay, but I just worry that doesn't it lead to worse nipple cracking or something?
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Sorry about my misinformation... Like I said, I have never had to research it. I just figured cervidel would be better because it just softens the cervix. But again, I have zero experience.
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I know nothing of inductions no help there.

Pacifying nursers, i got one too. I just let him. We are finally starting to get a routine in the eat/sleep cycle. So yayayay!!!!

I decided to try on my-one-size bigger jeans, they fit......a tad tight, but doable. Im just glad im not starting in sz 18s like the last two babies but this means the 18 bridesmaid dress will need serious alterations!!!

On my way to bible study for the first time since ben was born ....hes two weeks old tomorrow

Im all about comfort too, i love my wayyy tooo big yoga pants!
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Contractions sound like such a tease! It'll be the real show soon
Yes, they are a tease! I keep trying really hard not to let my hopes rise when they come on. I do remember them feeling very different when labor truly started with Levi, I just knew, there was no doubt. So I'm counting on that this time too!

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Ugh yes. I have a feeling I'm being used as a pacifier now, because there's no way he could be this hungry. 30 min at 130, 30 min at 230 and I finally gave in again at 4 and it's going on 20 minutes now.
It is tough, but he's likely trying to bring in your milk

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Oh man. I remember that with DS. He is probably hungry and your milk isn't fully in yet. But that sucking helps it come in so I'd totally let him if it keeps him from crying. You don't get sleep but at least there is a little silence?
Although I wouldn't say he's truly hungry yet. Babies aren't born feeling hunger and getting that connection - part of why they're able to sleep for hours and hours and not wake to feed. Cuz they're used to just getting what they need all the time, kwim?
But instinct or whatever you wanna call it is telling him to suckle and bring on the milk!

Emily - Can you nurse side-lying and sleep after latching him on? I had to train myself to do that with DS1 - I wasn't able to with DD very well and it was terrible not sleeping.

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Thanks for the info on inductions, man I am worried about the vbac chance!
I really completely understand your worries. Honestly, if you could go back and see my posts and complaining the last few weeks with DS3's pregnancy... I was just so dead-set on wanting a VBAC and was terrified it wasn't going to work out.
I'm for you, that things will fall into place and everything will go smoothly.

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We got here and got a horrible dr (maybe story later after everyone has their LO's) BUT she was very pro taking the vbac one step at a time and letting things progress as long as they were progressing.
Oh no! That stinks. I would love to hear the story, though - if you wanna post now, just add a little disclaimer/note at the top of the post as a warning, kwim?

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I let him pop himself off instead of taking him off like I did at the second one and he slept a bit
That's definitely a must, IMO - let baby decide when he's done, don't try to unlatch him yourself, or really vice versa either, trying to keep them nursing after they're done, kwim?

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That is a big part of why I do not want to have this baby until my dr is back in town Friday. Cuz of that awful experience last time. so I totally understand that feeling.
I was up at 3 am for a couple hrs. Baby has been so quiet past couple days and when I got up to potty I tried poking around my belly and couldn't get baby to move at all. So of course I got up and got a glass of choc milk and sat in the living room for an hour and baby moved around plenty. So thank goodness for that. Had me very worried.
baby will wait it out for you!
Thank goodness baby moved a bunch. Quiet babies can be very worrisome.

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Sorry about my misinformation... Like I said, I have never had to research it. I just figured cervidel would be better because it just softens the cervix. But again, I have zero experience.
Sorry if you feel jumped on! I honestly didn't mean to come across that way, but I couldn't just let that info sit and not say anything either, kwim?

Actually, cervidil works by thinning and softening the cervix. The cervix, however, is just the bottom "neck" of the uterus. So not only does the cervix itself soften and thin, but the lower portion of the uterus, the area where the prior incision would be, also gets thinned - which is exactly what you don't want.
This is also why it increases the risk of uterine rupture in non-VBACs as well - because it still thins out the lower portion of the uterus, and noone really knows how thick it is to begin with.

AFM: Gotta get ready and out the door for another appt. Blech with the weekly ones! Hopefully this will be my last one, though - !

On the room front - DH finished the painting yesterday and the guys are putting in the floor tonight I'm so excited!
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