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June 2012 - Jubilant mums of Jubilee babies

(571 Posts)

It is Jubilee weekend crown - awaiting those babies!

Here are the stats for updating:

25th April: TeaandHobnobs DS 4 lbs 11.5 oz
2?th May: Fanbelt DD
27th May: Warlin DS
28th May: HorseyGirl1 DS

Thank you Tea Hope to be joining you soon! grin

McKayz Sat 02-Jun-12 19:55:41

Ooooh. Just marking my place for when DD decides to make an appearance!!

thedogwalker Sat 02-Jun-12 20:22:44

Thanks Tea for starting the thread.
Marking my place, hoping to join you soon smile

Kveta Sat 02-Jun-12 20:42:40

Marking my place too, hope we can join you soon!

CathFin Sat 02-Jun-12 22:03:44

Yes, who will be the first June baby! Not mine!

emblosion Sun 03-Jun-12 10:59:41

Thanks Tea am marking my place too (although no sign of any action for me yet!) smile

rhibutterfly Mon 04-Jun-12 11:17:31

marking my place in hope xx

Just going to have a mini-rant while waiting...

DS keeps being sick after feeding - almost every feed, more than just posset, a bit projectile, but probably not enough to be concerned about, IYSWIM? And he is still gaining weight as far as I know. But every time he is sick, it makes him think he wants more food (the outreach nurse thinks the reason he is being sick to start with is because his eyes are bigger than his tummy) - so having endured 45 mins of feeding, he then wants to do it all over again... And sometimes all over again after that! Give me strength...

Rant part 2: I checked Facebook when feeding him at 2am, to learn from status updates by my cousin and aunt in Canada that my Grandma died yesterday sad What a way to find out!

She was 93, so I was prepared that this would happen at some point, but apparently she has been very ill since I went into hospital at Easter sad but mum never told me as she didn't want to worry me.

I haven't actually seen Grandma for quite a while, which I feel guilty about - I always suspected something would happen before I got my arse in gear and went to see her. If I had known she didn't have long left...

She had at least been told about BabyTea though, I hope that news brightened her day smile

Going to have a wallowing day today sad

justwantcheese Tue 05-Jun-12 17:01:24

Just marking my place , please let it be me next !

Warlin Tue 05-Jun-12 21:12:29

Hi everyone

tea thanks for starting the thread! I was going to get round to it...honestly!!
I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother but you mustn't feel guilty for not visiting...you have had a tough enough time recently and she'll have understood that...at least she got to hear of babytea's arrival. Hope you're ok thanks

horseygirl congrats on the DD...

Just wondering should we use names on the stats or do people not want these included?

tea I empathise with the feeding. I have moved on to bottle as found breastfeeding too stressful and he has taken to it so well. My LO just sleeps all day and then is so unsettled all night and it's really frustrating (and exhausting). I must admit I've found the whole thing a bit overwhelming but am thankfully feeling brighter now. I think not having any time off (my waters broke hours after finishing work) meant that I hadn't mentally prepared for it and I've felt frustrated being stuck indoors and not getting much sleep. DH had to work a lot last week but thankfully mum was around. I feel so much better now that I can walk again (without pain) and having a few days with DH being around to help...winge over. I feel guilty for complaining as I love my DS to bits but I'm just not good without sleep smile

Anyway can't wait to hear all the news of the other June babies...wishing you all lots of luck and sending you pain free vibes!! xx

smallwonder Fri 08-Jun-12 03:25:38

Officially posting on the proud post natal thread grin
DS4 was born just after 9am at 38 weeks weighing in at 7lbs 9oz. Will hopefully post more when back home.
tea wanted to say that I'm very sorry sorry to hear about your grandma sad small consolation but good to learn she knew of baby T.
Hope you're ok x

KatyJ26 Fri 08-Jun-12 04:31:01

Marking my place ... My DD arrived on 31st May. Sorry to hear about your Grandma Tea... Please don't beat yourself-up about not visiting

smallwonder Sat 09-Jun-12 04:39:21

Had forgotten how tiring the night feeds can be [yawn]

Hi ladies.

My beautiful DD was born in 7th June on her due date weighing 8lb2oz. I would copy and paste the stats but I'm on my phone at the moment.

She's quite clingy and doesn't like being on her own at all. No wonder really after 9months of being together all the time. The midwife should be calling round today and I must say I'm very glad. I'm a bit worried about her feeding. My boobs don't seem to have a plentiful supply of colostrum and when we do feed she gets so worked up she barely suckles. I'm worried she's starving but too upset to feed....

tea very sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope you find some peace? That's a very shocking way to find out the news though. I remember when my lovely grandad passed away I found out at Gatwick Airport via a text from my aunt. I was stood in a shop at the time. Take comfort from the times you did spend together and that she knew about your baby boy. And also understand that you have been through a very trying time with DS's early birth and care. He has been your number 1 priority as he should be. xx

smallwonder Sat 09-Jun-12 18:08:25

Hi Mamma grin
Am just waiting DH to bring carseat so we can go home. Cannot wait to be back there, have absolutely no problem with insomnia anymore grin
Will talk more when home and settled. Priority for week ahead is comfy feeding chair, remote control, nibbles, water and some long awaited tea wink

smallwonder Sat 09-Jun-12 18:10:04

Whoops and only said congrats on FB... So.....
congratulations on your gorgeous DD grin she's sooo beautiful

bemybebe Sun 10-Jun-12 14:32:46

ooo, marking my place here for the future
again, massive congratulations to all with the cuddlebugs!

Warlin Sun 10-Jun-12 18:58:14

Hi All

Congrats small, mama and katy...how exciting that we are now on the post natal thread...hopefully the others will all be along soon.

mama I had the same problem re DS getting worked up and minimal supply of colostrum. I found it all very stressful and DS just didn't want to suckle so I switched to formula and he's thriving. My milk has now been and is going. I tried several more times with him but he couldn't quite grasp it and my introverted nipples weren't helping. I'm glad I didn't persist as DS is now back up to his birth weight and it's great that DH can also feed him to give me a rest.

small glad you got home so quickly after your section and really hope your DSs are thrilled with their new wee brother smile

I must say I find the night feeds really tough. DS is awake to feed every 3 hours but seems really unsettled and can take an hour to go back down each time..that doesn't equal much sleep for me! The midwife says he has got his days and nights muddled...really hope he learns soon as he is good as gold during the day. I feel so much better after getting a nights sleep last night when my parents took him. My mum has been dying to take him since he was born so she was thrilled and happy to give up her sleep...not sure she'd do it too often though!!

Oh I feel a whole new set of things to whinge about coming on!!!

Hope everyone is coping ok and fingers crossed we'll have some new buddies before long...some more pics on FB please!!

Ditto on the night feeds Warlin - BabyTea has also been every difficult to settle after feeding at night, but not so much during the day.

With him I think it has been wind problems - I started him on infacol on Thurs night and things have improved already. Last night he went down easily after the midnight and 2am feeds (he was barely even awake for the 2am one!), but was still difficult after the 5am.

The weirdest thing I have found is that, if I resort to bringing him into bed next to me when he just won't settle, it seems to chill him out so much that he doesn't wake for his next feed - he has even gone 6 hours one time! I figure that can't be good with a tummy as tiny as his...

I hope he gets the hang of day and night soon too!

He is now off his sodium phosphate, with only a week and a half to go with the supplements - due date milestone here we come! grin and now up to 5lb 10oz so I'm trying not to worry too much about all the vomiting...

smallwonder Mon 11-Jun-12 10:50:24

Good to see some posts smile I don't think I'd ever post TBH if it wasn't for the app on my phone. Phone is with me everywhere and is easy to use, can't imagine opening laptop or holding ipad every time, too tiring.

Warlin It's amazing what a little sleep can do and how you appreciate it when you finally have a newborn! My face was almost in DS's this morning as I had fallen asleep feeding him blush Have a huge barricade around me in bed to make sure he can't go anywhere should I fall into deep sleep -- no insomnia here anymore that's for sure! Did your mum enjoy LO's staying over with her? Must've been really memorable for her. So glad you had that time to catch up on sleep and be a couple, it's sooo important isn't it?
Tea LO looks as cute as ever in latest pic smile Well done you on all the outings/celebrations, you are all looking so well. Are you mainly on your own now with DH at work? Doing a grand job I'd say.

ELCS went surprisingly well. I was only in the hospital minutes before being given the gown and taken away! Am usually hours. Nurse who has been there for each birth was with us again, held my hand throughout the cannula/epidural/needles etc.. because I'm such a coward at these things because she's just very nice and talked me through everything that was happening with LO behind the screen. I did not cry or get highly emotional as usual when being handed DS, I did that yesterday as I sat talking to him while he lay peacefully on my lap, eyes moving around trying to focus on direction of voice with such recognition, like 'that's my mum'. Moved me to tears cue major cuddles. Felt sore as DS was being lifted out, had lots of cuddles while being stitched back up and once in observation we started him bf and I had the best tea and toast ever.
Hospital stay was crap. Had one mw that was truly amazing, others were just plain insensitive and patronising. Constantly questioned on why i'd need more pain relief, that it wasn't normal and treated like a drug addict. FFS I'd just had my 4th section and could barely walk to the bathroom. Ended up back in observation next day with morphine pumping through drip -- they'd have had me on paracetamol! (You see Warlin my list is also coming into play of things to moan about lol) and stupid questions like 'oh are you upset he's a boy/were you trying for a girl/poor you outnumbered' is really not the thing to say to a woman who has just had a baby, I mean FFS are these things not just common logic, ie. don't say them!

Anyway, on a happy note, it's pissing down with rain, DC1,2 and 3 with grandparents for another day, LO sleeping, mw due out to remove stitch and weigh LO, and time for some tea and biscuits i think, fortunately unable to do anything that involves lifting etc.. grin

I think i've just posted a diary entry. Sorry blush

surfmama Mon 11-Jun-12 13:32:49

oh i want to be on the post natal thread.... dream .... and for the sun to come out..... congrats all of you x

smallwonder Mon 11-Jun-12 23:36:02

Thanks Surf grin
Hurry up and join us. I'm in limbo. Is like leaving answer messages on 2 different machines,.. No one home to hear them grin

rachyroodle Tue 12-Jun-12 06:24:56

Just marking my place. Baby due today so hopefully joining you all soon!

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