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Due in September 2014 Chat Thread #8
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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:12 PM
Wow Fairey, that is incredible!
Congratulations on the birth of your little one, and I hope the experience wasn't quite as terrifying as it sounds!!
Looking forward to the full birth story when you're up for it, for now it sounds like you'll need a good rest....
Posted 08 September 2014 - 11:25 AM
Fairey that's amazing, and your husband! What a legend
Sorry can't believe I forgot the name...
If anyone would like a pic, please PM me. I think he's beautiful but I'm sure I'm a little biased...
I had a heap of names lined up and then I looked at him on the second day and just told DP that was his name, after months of 'discussion' I was surprised he just went with it
Best wishes to all of you still waiting to have your bubs and sleepy dust to everyone whose have arrived.
Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:13 PM
Love the name, Gracie, I may be a little biased though :-P
Congrats to all the new mums, I love hearing the stories and how everyone has such different labours that all have ended with happy healthy babies!!
It's my first day home alone with my sweet boy since DH has gone back to work. These last 4 weeks have flown by!! His original due date was tomorrow, it's funny to think...
Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:50 PM
Have had a rough few days with Callie.
When the doctor's were doing her discharge check they discovered she has a heart murmur. She got referred to the special care nursery instead of being allowed home. She's had an ecg done and an xray done. Just waiting on an ultrasound from a cardio specialist. After 2 days of monitoring they were happy to send us home as everything was stable so we went home on Monday.
Wednesday morning the home midwife visited and she didn't like the look of Callie's umbilical cord stump so we have been readmitted into hospital for monitoring and IV antibiotics incase it is infected. My poor baby girl.
She was a little slow with feeding due to jaundice but has really picked up in the last day. I'm so proud of my baby girl, they do obs every 4hrs, blood tests for the jaundice almost daily and antibiotics through the IV and she remains so quiet and placid through it all.
I hope everyone else is doing well and enjoying baby cuddles or those last days of precious kicks and rolls.
Posted 11 September 2014 - 04:59 PM
Oh twilight, that's no good I hope she's on the up now she's had some monitoring and Ab's. Goodness me it's always so hard when they're little you just want to shield them from everything! I hope you are getting some rest somewhere in the midst of all the worry.
Posted 11 September 2014 - 05:41 PM
Sorry to hear Twilight
I hope she's on the mend soon, and hopefully the heart murmur is a minor one.
I was born with a murmur also and grew out of it by the time I was a teen. Aside from my lips occasionally turning blue like I'd sucked on a texta, it didnt effect me at all. Hopefully Callie is the same.
Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:17 PM
Hey All, so sorry its taken me so long to get back in here. Just enjoying being a new mum and having DH at home. Its been fantastic
Twilight: congratulations on the birth of little Callie. Beautiful name. Sorry to hear she's having some issues but sounds like she's amazing and I'm sure she'll be just fine. She sounds like such a sweet little thing. Please keep us updated on her progress.
Fairy: Congratulations on your little one. Can't believe what happened - you're DH is awesome but would be very unimpressed with your doctor.
Love the name Harrison Gracie. Just lovely!
AFM: Its been really fun at home. DH is amazing looking after me and just loves looking after Brandon - I've been on quite a few trips out of the house which is nice and gives them the much needed time to bond. Brandon is a little trooper - he's feeding and growing really well and has such a sweet placid nature. Its a joy to have him in our lives. Sometimes I get teary just thinking about how lovely he is
My sis on the otherhand has been a real problem which is a shame as I was looking forward to sharing my experiences with her. She lives overseas and was due to leave the country a couple of weeks before he was born but her daughter came down with a really nasty respitory virus which stopped her from flying. Then the whole family came down with it and my parents aswell as they were staying with them. On the day Brandon was born my dad was really sick still. So anyway, she asked if she could come visit Brandon in hospital and was due to leave the country the next day and I said unfortunatley she couldn't cause I was worried that she could have picked up the virus (it takes a few days to present). She now is not talking to me and thinks I'm the worst person in the world for not allowing her to visit. She was due to come back in a few weeks to spend some time with us and Brandon but now not sure if she's coming. I actually cant believe she was more worried about not seeing him than the possibility of him catching a really nasty virus that could have done some real harm (or worse) to him. I thought as a mother she would understand.. obviously not
Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:10 PM
Twilight - how is Callie going?
Akida - So lovely to hear you're enjoying Brandon so much - sounds like family life is treating you very well
I'm sorry to hear about your sister being so difficult. When I was reading your story I couldnt help but think "sounds like she doesnt have kids and doesnt understand"... but then I read that she does have kids.... she should understand and pull her head in. You cant afford to risk your brand new baby to this horrible flu that so many have been hit with - her own self interests are not as important as keeping Brandon out of hospital! Very disappointing behaviour.
Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:16 AM
Well we finally got to bring Callie home Friday late afternoon after 48hrs of IV antibiotics only to have to ring the ambulance a few hours later as my little girl breath held. Was a very scary 30 seconds of watching her struggle and turn dusky (she didn't turn blue thankfully)and even more terrifying 5 minutes waiting for the ambulance. Hubby was amazing and remained very calm. Just placed her belly down and rubbed her back whilst clearing mucous from her mouth. I on the other hand was a blubbering mess. The ambulance took us to the closest hospital where we were observed for a little while whilst they tried to find us a bed. They were full and so was the hospital Callie was born at so we were transferred via ambulance to the royal children's. Callie was observed overnight and cleared to go home the next day. The paed thinks it was a one off.
Callie now wears Keilans apnea type monitor so that hubby and I have some peace of mind. She is definitely a cheeky little girl keeping us on our toes.
Will try to catch up with everyone else's news and post later on today but I really hope everyone is well
Posted 20 September 2014 - 11:59 PM
Twilight you have had a rough time! Hopefully Callie is settling down now!
We have a baby girl! Zoe Claire was born on the 15/9/14 after a very fast and intense labour. 3550g, hc 35.5cm and 50cm long. No stitches, just some very ouchy grazes which are causing me a bit of grief still. So far she has settled in at home pretty well although she's a bit restless at night. Oli is smitten with her!
Posted 03 October 2014 - 02:35 PM
Hello all September mums! I think most babies have arrived now. Congratulations to all. I hope everyone is coping ok with the huge adjustment to babyhood. For me it has been four years since I was in bubby fog. Little Leo Benjamin has really given me that complete feeling. This time I am embracing it as I know this is it now for me on the baby front. Enjoy the smell of baby's head and soak them in, it goes all too quickly It has been so lovely being a part of the baby journey with you all. For the last few mummies to be, good luck and I look forward to your news!
Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:43 AM
Hi there everyone!
Its a girl!! Hazel Jane made an entrance on the morning of the 29th weighing 8Ib 1oz.
On my tiny 4'11" and usually 38kg frame, she is a massive baby who has done a bit of damage and so recovery is going quite slowly. Despite this, I am SO relieved to have her here with me.
To those of you who have gone on to have more than two kids - you are absolute rockstars. The afterbirth pain I am experiencing has me doped up to the eyeballs on panadol, nuerofen, and endone round the clock. I dont know how you've done it when this pain apparently gets worse with every pregnancy.
Posted 05 October 2014 - 04:26 PM
Zebidee - Thank you and yes, thankfully all smooth sailing now. Congrats on the arrival of baby Zoe.
CBmum - Enjoy those baby moments. It's likely Callie is our last so I'm trying to savor those moments as well. Wish time would slow down a little. Callie is a month old today.
Perpetual sound - Congrats on the safe arrival of your daughter Hazel. I hope you start feeling better soon. Your after pains sound awful. They do get worse with each delivery but you seem to have them pretty bad. Due to allergies I could only take panadol for mine but only required this for 2 days. I will admit my after pains with number 4 were worse than this time around.
Iliketoflounce - congrats on the arrival of baby Isaac
Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:31 AM
We had our second little boy on the 21st of sep. Weighing a whopping 9lbs 13oz 52.5cms long. He done quite a bit of damage and ended up in theatre with a 4th degree tear and was put under to "fix" it all up! Recovering well now.
He is beautiful and taking in every minute as I know how fast it goes!
Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:59 PM
How are you all going?
I hope you are settling in with your new bubs and getting to enjoy them.
I have forgotten to come in and post a link to the September 2014 Parents Group as once all babies arrive that is where the groups graduate too.
The September 2014 Parents Group can be found here
Feel free to pop in and try and get a 'gold' position in the new area.
I will close this thread later on this week.
Thank you all for being such an amazing group to moderate and I wish you all the very best on your parenting journey.
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