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    @Kazzy36 I hope you and DP can work things out. It's understandable wanting to protect yourself if you've been burned in the past. Hopefully you and DP can talk it out. Xo
    @almai the breastfeeding can be hard. I've (K) had a bit of a hard time with it so I can understand to a certain degree. Just tonight bub has been crying like she's in pain every time I put her on the breast, or even if we try to bottle feed with EBM.

    We've gotten down to topping up with only 1-2 bottles of formula per day if that. My supply is finally getting there at 7 weeks tomorrow.

    Bub is in the 50th percentile with height and weight as well. She has a big head which was 98th percentile but has finally dropped to 78th percentile. I have a big head myself so I wasn't completely surprised by that.

    We had a lot of problems with my supply not coming in and bub losing and not putting on weight. That was extremely stressful and I didn't cope as well as I would have liked... Had a lot of tears.

    I've healed up well and looking forward to getting back into the gym.
    @TandR a weekend away just us three sounds like it would be perfect. Such a good idea!

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    We also had an upper lip tie and tongue tie on bub which we had treated two weeks ago. Was a hard two weeks but I feel it actually really helped my supply improve thankfully.

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    @Kazzy36 I hope you guys can regroup after the weekend and feel more connected. Sorry you're under stress at the moment, being pregnant is extreme enough emotionally without extra pressure.

    Glad to hear all the babes are thriving, way to go mummas! As for us, Bub is doing well, four weeks today which is crazy! The time has just flown. DP goes back to work on Monday which neither of us are looking forward to, it's been so lovely having her home and getting to know our girl together. Sleep deprivation is intense, please tell me it gets better soon?!?

    As for breast feeding, I have the opposite problem to some, I have wicked oversupply and a really strong let down... Which means I practically drown Bub every time I feed her. It literally chokes her and she can't breathe, it's terrifying! And she is almost becoming scared of latching because of it, crying and refusing a lot. I'm having to try and feed her 'up hill' so that she can control the flow better. For something that we are all supposed to 'naturally' be able to do it's bloody hard work!

    The mums who are expressing, I bow down to you... Having to sit and express and then feed as well as burp and settle must be so time consuming and exhausting. It's hard enough having to feed with it all immediately available, I can't imagine the planning and stress that must go into ensuring you always have a supply available before Bub is hungry... I think you're all doing a spectacular job x

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    DP has been doing a lot of research on expressing lately and talking to other expressing mums online and feels more confident in what she's doing/ how much she is expressing so that's taken some stress off her. She doesn't like me giving 'advice' so I just have to sit back and wait for her to research things herself. I reassure that she is doing amazingly but I guess everyone doubts themselves.

    Last weekend was a public holiday in wa so we went on our 1st family of 4 holiday! We all survived the 6hr drive (stopping for a 1 hour lunch) there and back which surprised me!
    Noah was horrible in the car as a baby yet sonny slept the whole way! And the iPad kept Noah entertained as well as 'I spy'....
    We went down with the inlaws (who I love!) so that was nice to all be away and chill out for a few days.

    I went back to work last Tuesday which was actually ok. I do shift work so it's harder for DP than me (I'm away 27hrs) Luckily both boys were good for her and I was so busy, the time went really fast for me.

    Sonny is such a dream baby compared to Noah.... He falls asleep on his play mat (Noah has NEVER done that), he settles quite quickly, is growing well, etc etc. he is such a blessing

    I'm waiting to see an internal medicine specialist as I have some chronic issues going on that my gp can't diagnose... So hoping to get in soon and get some answers!

    And on a sad note, my brother and sil have been ttc for 18months and just finished a bunch of testing at the fertility clinic... They have been given a 2% chance of conceiving naturally... They are devastated! As am I.
    They are now weighing up options as to what to do, I think their best bet is surgery for her (endo) and then try again or go to ivf... They don't want to talk about it tho and only a handful of people know. It's heartbreaking to see them now because we have 2 healthy kids and they have none and the sadness shows all over their faces even tho they try to hide it.
    I'm so scared of saying the wrong thing (I always put my foot in it!)

    Well I think I've written a novel now! Haha...
    Good to hear from everyone!
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    @Kazzy36, my DP and I struggled a bit when I was pregnant/ 1st had ds1. We had never had a fight before but the hormones, stress, sickness, extreme tiredness etc etc took its toll. I walked out with ds1 one day (only went across the road to the park) but it was enough to shake her into gear. We just needed to talk our emotions and feelings out because we were misunderstanding each other.
    I'm sorry you guys are in a rough spot and I hope it all settles soon X
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    Put together a collage of photos of my 2 sons today both at similar ages. It's amazing how similar they look given they have different bio mums (same anon donor). DP and I look really different to each other too! Just spins me out!
    Love them both so much ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1465723717.023697.jpg

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    Thanks for everyone's input after my meltdown the other day. It is somewhat comforting to know other people have struggles like what we are experiencing, & have come out the other side ok.
    Was very excited to be able to show mum the ultrasound pics from 12 weeks of baby girl having a stretch & play while trying to do the nuchal scan

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    @almai I can't believe the resemblance! Amazing!

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    @almai that's incredible how much they look alike. @Kazzy36 if you ever need to talk were always here too.

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    So very cute @almai

    Their resemblance is uncanny!


 

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