Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by PerilousPoozer, Jan 15, 2015.
Oh moose that is so so much. Hugs. I'm glad E is doing better now.
@moose I’m happy the C-section and birth itself was smooth, but everything else sounds so scary!!! I’m so happy she’s home now and it seems like she has a great team, including an amazing mom & dad
@moose thats so much to deal with anytime but especially with your brand new baby. I hope as she starts gaining and growing some of this pain can begin to heal and you can get to enjoy motherhood the way you deserve.
That all sounds so overwhelming. I’m sorry moose. I hope her gaining gets on track so you can enjoy your beautiful baby
That’s so much to deal with, I’m so sorry. Please take care of yourself. I’m promise you’re doing a great job.
Oh, having a teeny babe in the hospital is just SO HARD, I'm so sorry. Glad she's home, but I know that doesn't alleviate your anxiety at all. I remember freaking out when they took C off the monitors, like what if he isn't ok and you just won't know?! (Spoiler they are good doctors and he was fine.)
Take in all of those sleepy baby cuddles - skin to skin helps your supply and mood too. Waking them up is the worst, we've been there, hopefully it will be short lived and you can all start getting some restorative rest.
@CoolWife how long did it take for C to start waking for his feeds? She does get fussy now for eating but we still wake her consistently
@moose that is so very scary. I'm so glad she is home with you now and you are getting to know one another. You're doing great!
Thanks guys. The good thing is that she’s really going to be okay and any doubt I had about loving my baby enough is gone because it really feels like she is my whole heart and after everything I couldn’t love her more.
Oh sweet nugget, I hope she keeps gaining weight and things keep improving! You are doing great! Give her lots of extra snuggles from us all.
So many hugs, @moose. That’s a lot of fear and emotion to process. Sweet E’s a lucky girl to have such strong parents.
It's already so scary worrying about your child, let alone when you hear very terrifying words and possible diagnoses...you are incredibly strong. I am super glad she's going to be okay!
I second the skin-to-skin rec. I would take my shirt off & wrap a blanket around my shoulders and wrap in my baby. Best feeling in the world.
It took a while, but he was only 30w, discharged at 35w. It was a few weeks after he was home at least. Doc was ok with us letting him sleep like 5 hours (at night) when he was up to 8lb, maybe? After that long he would wake up hungry on his own, then slowly stretched it out longer and longer.
@moose it took J about 2.5 weeks before he both woke up on his own and stayed awake for a full feed. It coincided with him regaining his birth weight. I truly find that to be THE most exhausting stage and felt like a legitimate torturer trying to keep him up. Long nights awake cluster feeding are easier (for me).
That’s so terrifying. Even when everything goes according to plan, it’s terrifying. I can’t even imagine the fear.
Enjoy that skin to skin while you can. It seems too fast that they get so old they no longer want to sleep on your chest.
I’m sorry @moose, that’s so much to process. Glad to hear she’s doing well overall, hope things ease up soon so you can all relax a little.
I'm glad your surgery went well @moose but so sorry you got such a fright afterward! Glad to hear she seems to be gaining now. Hopefully it's only gains from here!
Oh my, @moose, that's soooo much! I'm glad things are getting better, and I hope she starts gaining now.
All the hugs to you and your sweet family @moose . Hoping for all the gains from here on.
Wow Moose, that is so much to deal with. Hugs to you and your little family.
Hugs, @moose . You are a great mom and I hope baby chonks out soon.
@moose, that is so scary! I’m glad she is home now.
Late to this, but I'm so sorry Moose you are such a great mom and advocate for E already. That's so much to go through.
Another NST today, they scared me a little bit saying her heartrate dropped a few times so they sent me to get an ultrasound to check her fluid levels and watch her heart rhythm for a little bit.
The sonographer was a lot more reassuring, telling me this happens a lot and something as simple as a sensor pressing too hard can cause rhythm to drop. He did the scan, she kicked at the wand a few times which he said was good, fluid levels look good and her heart rhythm was normal.
So everything is good, "better safe than sorry" they told me. Which I agree with, of course, but man that 20 minutes or so waiting for the sonographer just stressful.
Hopefully this doesn't happen again next week!