See Michelle - there is a reason Scarlett doesnt sleep too long - shes too busy feeding to grow big and strong
Just thought Id pop on quickly and say hi! We are still around although I just dont get much of a chance to post atm.... Ive just finished scoffing down lunch and am about to try for a nap - Ellie has just gone to sleep although dont know for how long as I put her in her cot and for the last few days she much prefers to hang off me
so we have pretty much been co-sleeping
BUT at this stage if thatis what works Ill keep doing it until I have a bit more energy etc to deal with it... MIL has already commented on what bad habit that is etc etc - but I dont get a flying f*** if it means I get 3 hours sleep
She was actually pretty good last night and has been very sleepy today (Michelle she actually slept from 5am-8am and then again from 9-12:30 so I shouldnt be complaining should I? )
Shes feeding well and she was reweighed again ydday due to losing more than her 10% in hospital and shes gained 100g in just 2 days
what a porker! Still only makes her 3kg though
Im so happy to have a little one this time... I think they may have measured her length incorrectly too because the 0000 clothes are swimming on her - her arms and legs get lost
BUT I have to say Im a lot more relaxed this time and just going with the flow. That isnt too say Im not overtired/exhausted/cranky etc but I honestly just look at her and think how lucky I am to have her
Shes just perfect and I have bonded so well with her - I havent as yet even had a cry - I know I got the blues in the first week with both boys but tis time Im just so elated and on a high nothing really bothers me (even at 3am
DH has been really good - hes actually taken Jarrod to play a round of golf - Jarrod was supposesd to have Wed off school to bring us home but the hospital made me come home Tues so that didnt happen - so we let him have the day off today knowing he wasnt missing anything important. So Aiden is snoring here on the blow up mattress in fornt of the TV - Ellie and I have been sleeping on that
so I should go and join him whilst I can!
I uploaded a couple more photos onto photobucket for you to cluck over... cant remember which ones I sent you so may be a double up of some! http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm75/Nicsjtp/
Ill also cut and paste a little bit on my labour that I posted for my due in group... have I mentioned Im so pleased I dont have to do that again! She was the worst labour out of all 3 yet the smallest? Im postiive it was all due to my waters not breaking though - that was the first thing that happened with both the boys but yet the last thing to happen this time... and it definitely made a difference!
Just briefly I started having a bloody show on Sat lunchtimeish accompanied by some back pain that was very persistent. At about 4pm I thought I could feel my waters trickling every now and again and due to being GBS positive I knew I had to have antibiotics if that was the case so the hospital said to come in. By that stage I knew things were happening and I wouldnt be back. So we got the boys organised for dinner etc my brother and his gf came over to sit with them and mum followed DH and I to the hospital. I sgtarted having a few contractions but just like a period pain nothing too much! They tested the pad and yes it was amniotic fluid (ended up being hindwaters though) so in went the canula and antibiotics and we went off to the delivery suite. This was at 6:30pm. Started having regular 5 mins contractions and at 8:30 started on the gas. Cant remember much else besides begging for an epidural at transition time (only because I heard another midwife come in and say 6cm and didnt realise she was talking about the lady in the other delivery suite ) I think this labour was more painful because they didnt break my waters until the very last stage - once that happened she was out in 10 mins - not a lot of pushing - mianly breathed her out. Had they of broken my waters earlier - I have no doubt she would have been born much faster - I felt like something was blocking her way - and mum said that even the midwife had trouble breaking the sac - there was no way that was breaking on its own accord So all in all it was still quick from when I started having painful contractions... and so so worth it (although Im glad I dont have to ever do it again!) I did manage to tear again but it was the same tear from both the boys and she came out sideways so had to be turned a bit so no dobut that didnt help!