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Old 03-07-2014, 03:47 AM   #131
 
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i don't know how much it will help..but i'm rooting for you,
stay strong minded.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:01 AM   #132
 
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If you saw the way they treat me you'd think I had just cut off a limb. His aunt and cousin are all natural, if it isn't organic it'll kill you, bras will give you cancer (yes, they actually said that...) kind-of people. She was breast-fed until she was four.... I understand taking it easy at this point but it's not like I can't function and I wish they would stop shoving things down my husband and I's throat. We know what we want and don't want in the hospital and it's ultimately our decision anyways.

Well that's a first. Let's see what happens if I show up at work braless next week.

Sounds like too many people all up in your business. You & hubby have to have a strong united front to deal with them. Just thank them for their concern and look them in the eye and tell them how YOU'RE going to do things.

Hang in there. We're all cheering you on here in cyberworld. Hugs to you and stubborn baby.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:14 AM   #133
 
BP is still high this morning 128/86. I'll be calling my doctors office when they open in a couple hours.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:39 AM   #134
 
Okay, so, last night I started getting worried about how often I'm supposed to feed her, how often to bathe her, ect, ect. I know I'm being totally irrational but I went into I-don't-know-what-I'm-doing freakout mode. Am I too young to be having a baby?? I'm getting scared I won't know what to do. ):
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:58 AM   #135
 
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Okay, so, last night I started getting worried about how often I'm supposed to feed her, how often to bathe her, ect, ect. I know I'm being totally irrational but I went into I-don't-know-what-I'm-doing freakout mode. Am I too young to be having a baby?? I'm getting scared I won't know what to do. ):
Breathe in..... breathe out.....

Relax hun. Ali will let you know when she's hungry and it will be often The rest is common sense and your maternal instincts will kick in big time when she's actually here.

You'll be a fantastic mom in no time. Hang in there.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:59 AM   #136
 
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It'll come naturally to you .. Trust me ... After she's in your arms many of those fears will melt away.
You can wipe babies down with a warm wash cloth daily.. They get milk in their fat roles lol. And a bath every week is recommended .. I think I did the full blown bath daily after my kids were a couple weeks old .. Helped them relax for bed .
Every 3-4 hrs is good for nursing .. But you're safe going longer if she doesn't want a feeding . I liked to make sure they nursed a bunch more leading up to bed time to keep them asleep . This is assuming that Ali is a nice size . Not 6lbs or under. Your milk will adjust to her eating schedule ... You'll start to feel the milk come in.. Or even leak if you wait past her normal times . I had to pump at night because I had the kids sleeping all night fairly early yet my milk still came in on schedule .. Which sucks when feeding a preemie .. Her schedule was every 1.5hrs for a week then every 2 hrs for a month .. I'd wake up with milk spraying me in the face after sleeping for 3 hrs lol.. Ugh.


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Old 03-07-2014, 09:00 AM   #137
 
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Breathe in..... breathe out.....

Relax hun. Ali will let you know when she's hungry and it will be often The rest is common sense and your maternal instincts will kick in big time when she's actually here.

You'll be a fantastic mom in no time. Hang in there.
I hope so. I stress easily. I'm kinda hoping I'll call my doctors office and they'll want to see me about the blood pressure, decide it's getting too high and induce me today, lol. Friday is a good day for her to be born, the hubby won't have to miss much work.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:10 AM   #138
 
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That's all NORMAL honey!! I used to dream I would leave mine in a grocery buggy and go home... or leave the stroller on the subway because I just wasn't used to having that extra stuff with me. I never ever came close to doing that with either. But it is a common dream to have for an expectant mother.

You WILL feed her because she's going to get hungry and SCREAM at you! FEED ME NOW!!!!! Louder and sooner than you had planned. Stalling her to 3 hours if you are breastfeeding is usually the challenge. Every 4 hours if you are using formula. Try HARD to get her on a schedule!! Good idea to get her used to a bottle and formula even if it's one bottle a day so that Daddy can join in and help AND you are not stuck if you have to be away from her sometime unplanned. I saw Agent13 make a comment (possibly on a different thread) about someone's child having a bottle at 4 years... and 2 years... and she said around 7 months to start using a cup. Me too! 7 months. As soon as they start wanting to hold things, a sippy cup, that is usually around 6-7 months (I chose lunch time with her baby food to start with). The lunch bottle was the first to go, the night bottle is usually the very last one to go.
And Pablum can start around 4-5 months usually and often at the night meal to hold them over and sleep longer ie thru the night. (and there are so many books, and the internet and us mom's on here you can pm or skype with).

You are female and have a natural instinct that will kick in so fast you won't know what hit you!! And with that comes Mother's Intuition and what is commonly called "Momma Bear" syndrome. Which is basically described as, "You touch my child and I'll kill you!" I'm not kidding.

You'll do awesome!! (Just remember when you are upset with the rest of them in the house, that Hubby and you make the decisions together. Safety in numbers and support and that way you are not alone in this.) It is common too for a brand new Mom to push Daddy away too so just be aware of that so you can fix it or catch it.

Waiting impatiently for the good news!! I think we should be placing bets on this too!!
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:17 AM   #139
 
I'm going to pump and freeze 2 days of milk at a time so daddy can help with feeding at night. I'll feed a majority of the night because I stay home all day and can sleep but he's going to help, too. Planning on pumping a few days so I can have an adult beverage here and there, too, haha.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:24 AM   #140
 
123/78 but I'm still going to call. I don't like that it keeps spiking like it is. They open in half an hour.
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