Discussion in 'Who's Due When...' started by stardust, Jun 13, 2012.
Yeah natural labor is not all itschalked up to be.
Wow way to go Pam! Well done! That's a lickity split labour! I've heard that the really fast ones are almost harder to take than the ones that gradually build and are a little bit longer. A friend of mine at work whose children are all grown said she had 4 or less hour labours with all of hers and one was two from first contraction to baby out--she said by the end she could hear people talking to her and in her head she was answering but nothing would come out of her mouth, she was just locked in her own body dealing with the labour. She said her longest labour actually felt the best because she could ease into it.
But regardless--well done, and 8'13 is an awesome size! Can't wait to see pics!
Yeah the midwives said 8 hr labors are way easier than 3 hour ones.
Officially I was 41+2, but unofficially I was 42, and the midwives said she looked 42. My placenta was fine, but done or whatever. They said it was heart shaped, I didn't have any desire to see it No vernix left, but not sunburned like Eddie was. Her skin is a little dry but not bad. Nails were pretty long.
She is doing well, already peed and pooped twice in the 14hrs she has been out. Very strong desire to suck. I'll try to hold off the binky as log as possible, but I predict she'll be an addict like Eddie.
Congrats, Pam! I'm so happy for you, but sorry you had a rough delivery. I hope you heal quickly and that you are back on your feet in no time.
Hi, Linnea! Welcome!
Awwww massive congrats Pam Sounds like she is doing very well!
My sisters last labour (3rd child) was 25 minutes! She said it was the most intense experience ever and she wasn't able to talk or think or ANYTHING!
Quick and painful, ouch! Congratulations, Pam!
I was able to think... that I definitely want an epidural next time! And I did a lot of yelling I'm glad I got there before regular business hours so that I wasn't freaking out the patients in the waiting room.
I was yelling and moaninh during transition, and i was in transition around 9am. The postpartum and L&D units were combined due to the low census. At the time, i could care less who heard me, but afterwards, i felt terrible for being so loud. My throat was even sore, which in my delirium immediatwly postpartum, i coulsnt figure out why my throat was sore.
Posting from my phone, hence all the typos! Sorry.
The midwife came by this morning to weigh Linnea and do the PKU heel prick. Unfortunately she's dropped a whole pound already, 10.6% of her body weight. She also had 7 poopy diapers in that time, so I am sure that's a big part of it, but this rather rapid weight loss seems to be a pattern with my slow-cooking babies.
She wants me to supplement 1/2 oz with each feeding. I've been pumping one side while she nurses from the other side, but only getting a 1/4 oz that way, so adding 1/4 oz formula as well. I think overnight I will just do formula, for my sanity.
She's been very sleepy this afternoon, to the point of being difficult to feed her, but she perked up this evening and the last one went better. Weight check in the morning.
Sounds like my kiddos, rapid shrinkage. I figure since they always pee and poop plenty they are eating adequately, but no one ever agrees with me on that. Maybe your milk just hasn't come in all the way yet so sge's not getting a lot of the rich fatty stuff yet?
Yeah I don't really get why some kiddos drop faster than others. The midwife said it's normal for milk to take 3+ days to come in. Mine is getting there... the first time I pumped it was that liquid gold, soo gold haha. My output has gone from 1/4 to 1/2 oz on one boob.
With Eddie there were so many factors that might have been contributing to his weight loss... being a bit overcooked, my having IV fluid, his tongue issues, etc. With her, the only thing that's really a factor is she is pooping and peeing a lot more.
Last night didn't go well, I slept through my alarms and she did not wake up. Fed her around 12:30 and 5, supposed to be every 2ish hours. But after her 5am feed she was wiiiiide awake for like an hour so that's good i guess.
Yay she gained 5oz since yesterday! They want me to keep supplementing until our next appt Thursday, but I don't have to kill myself over doing it every 2 hours. A friend is coming over this afternoon with some pumped milk.
Both of mine are for sure affected by my IV fluids, plus they poop and pee a ton. One of the specialists in the hospital told me he suspects the IVs added 6-8 oz onto what their normal birth weight would be.
Sounds like she's doing great Pam I bet things settle out well on their own. FX'd!
Bunny was it you I was telling about that IV fluids study from last year that recommends using their 24 hour weight as their birthweight if Mom has had IV fluids in labour? I can't remember.
Yes it was! I plan to print it out to bring with me to my appointments for this baby because of all the crap they put me through and stress of supposedly starving my baby.
I thought we had talked about it good for you Bunny, it's hard to stick up for yourself when you're pregnant or just delivered.
Yeah, I was on IV for about 12 h before M was born and they didn't consider that when her ped kept pushing formula on me. Luckily, she was 30 g more than birth weight at 2 w.
BG, good idea and your Easter bunnies look cute on the other thread.
Well I've already lost 25 pounds, only 15 to go until I am back to my pre-preggo weight. Not bad! I definitely have some extra fat accumulated though, going to need to be more active to work on that. Hard to think about right now, my stitches still hurt a lot.