Such beautiful babies!
Becca, do you have an electric pump or manual? I found I could do it much easier with electric, one handed, while sitting on the lounge with bub in other arm. But yes takes practice!!
J, regressive with toilet training doesn't sound fun! Toby still often waits too long, ignores his bladder then doesn't make it in time....very frustrating!
Toni I am so pleased all is going well with Mesa and feeding. How are you adjusting to being a mum of two?
Rainbow, I recommend the Jay Gordon night weaning method. We hardly had to do any of it and she's down to one wake up instead of 3-4. Now I suspect much of this was natural, she was going to do it anyway, but it's gradual and more gentle than cold turkey. She was still shocking until 13 months then suddenly much better. She wakes at 2-4am for a feed then I co sleep from this point onwards. Much improved. How are you going with the journey towards bub #2?
Here is my Meadow (who loves dancing) at 14 months....
Toby is four next week. Can't believe it! He's very excited about his birthday 🎂
Thanks Bond! I will look into it. I hope he does it himself too. He will be 12.5 months when we start!
Our appointment with the clinic is on November 25 so not long to go now!
Happy birthday to your Toby!
Meadow is gorgeous
Birth story for Mesa. I had started discussing with my obstetrician induction at 39weeks if I hadn't gone in to labour as DP had to go away with work just after my due date.
I had oedema start around 30weeks and at 36weeks my blood pressure started to go up. At my 37week appointment it was up again and I was sent for bloods and urine test to check for pre eclampsia and told to come back 2 days later and that if my blood pressure was worse or if tests indicated pre eclampsia I would be induced the following week at 38 weeks. That night I started to get bad dizzy spells, if I sat up to quickly I was sway and collapse backwards and if I lay down I threw up. I rang the hospital and went in for monitoring the next
morning. My tests from the day before were fine and obstetrician didn't think the dizzy spells were related to my pregnancy. I went to my follow up appointment the next day and my blood pressure was still high. I was given the option of induction at 38weeks or blood pressure medication until 39weeks. After checking my mum (who was my birth photographer) could change flight I opted to get induced at 38+1.
Wednesday night 38+1weeks
Dropped DD at daycare where she would spend the night and following day and went to hospital for induction to start. Was met at birth suite by one of the midwives who looked after me with DD. Was put on monitor and Ob attended and inserted the tape and said he would see me in the morning. Was shown to my room on the ward and DP left to pick mum up from airport. Was taken for more monitoring before getting given a sleeping tablet, DP and mum went home to get rest and I went to sleep.
Thursday Oct 2
Woke at 115am to pee and couldn't get back to sleep because of irregular uncomfortable back pain. Nurse came to check me and put me back on the ctg monitor. Spent the rest of the night in birth suite using the shower and TENS machine. Mum and DP arrived at about 630am and Ob arrived at 7am and broke my waters (I was 1cm) and inserted the cannula for the syntocin drip. Drip was started at 730am and had instant painful contractions all in my back. Was using the shower to get through each contraction. The drip was turned up at 8am and the pain was nearly unbearable.
At about 830 i decided I wanted to see how far progressed I was with the thought of getting some pethidine. I was 3cm so asked for the pethidine and got back in the shower while waiting.
By 845 the pethidine had been administered and I was feeling the need to push. The midwife didn't believe me but I requested she check and I was 8cm. I asked when she would call my Ob and she said when baby was crowning. Me, DP and mum all told her I birth really fast (DD was only 20mins of pushing) but she said that as his office was only about a 3minute walk it would be heaps of time.
I continued to feel the urge to push and felt my body trying to push while I faught not to as I knew I shouldn't push before full dilated, however despite begging the midwife to help me by checking my dilation she continued to say that when I could no longer resist it was time. At just after 9am I turned on to my knees leaning on the back of the bed. With the next contraction I started pushing, unlike my first labour there was no burning ring of fire as I pushed the head out. I reached down and could feel my babies head and heard the midwife calling the Ob. She also told me to "hold on" however I was not stopping. There was a small break before the next contraction and I pushed my baby out. Automatically reaching down to grab my baby between my legs. My ob arrived in the room as I birthed my baby. I couldn't bring baby up enough as the cord was wrapped around the neck but when I untangled that I was able to see I had another daughter. Ob clamped the cord and my mum cut it. I was then able to turn around to deliver the placenta. I had some grazing but didn't need stitches. Even though the midwife didn't suit what I needed I had a very good labour with active labour only lasting 55minutes.
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Wow Toni, well done you did such a good job.
Amazing Toni, just amazing. Birth is such a crazy wonderful thing
Thank you for sharing Toni! Sounds amazing!!
Bond I have an electric.
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