Monday, October 10, 2011

Tiny Dancer

There's so many updates I have to give about everything; I'm trying! I have posts of each of the boys in draft, coming soon:) First I wanted to post these pictures and give a little recovery, breastfeeding, baby update.
This picture was on the back of the baby announcement :)
Baby: She's a good baby. If I had to describe her in one word, content. She's getting up 2-3 times a night to eat, but goes right back to sleep. She hardly ever cries. Last checked she was 6lbs 15ozs. I think she looks like both of the boys when they were babies.
Nursing: Has been really easy. I think part of it is that she's a great eater and the other part is that I've had experience. I did had a difficult time with Andrew (getting him to latch), but I persisted and I ended up nursing him for 6 months. I'm hoping to nurse her till she's at least 6-9 months old. 
*Note: Some medical issues discussed here. Recovery: I seem to have recovery difficulties (easy deliveries though). I had bleeding issues after Andrew and had a worse episode this time about five days ago. I'd been taking it super easy this time since I knew I was predisposed to having problems. I was heading to the kitchen and suddenly began bleeding profusely. I soaked through my clothes, got blood all over the bathroom floor and couldn't get it stop. It was so scary, I literally thought I was going to bleed out in a matter of minutes. Thankfully, it finally started to slow down. An ultrasound showed that I retained some tissue after delivery (gross!) and passing it caused all the bleeding. They put me on medication which cleared everything up, thankfully.

15 comments:

  1. Good to hear you are recovering so well! And man I'm glad the breast feeding is working (and a little jealous) lol, So happy for you though! She really is such a doll!!

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  2. Sounds like things are going well! Elliott had some trouble latching too, but now we have success and I'm hoping to nurse as long as I can. That bleeding thing is scary! I had a few scary moments, especially with this being my first time recovering. My mom told me that she had trouble recovering after having me because she over-did it, then was on bed-rest for a week! That got me to slow down right away. Take it easy and I can't wait for more updates.

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  3. How scary with the bleeding! I'm glad you're ok. The sibling shot is precious!

    -Ania

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  4. She is beautiful and your boys are as handsome as ever! I'm sorry you are having issues, but I am glad you are taking it easy. We pray for you and your family every night at dinner! (and I pray for you all at night) I love the headband! She looks adorable! And the tutu is so perfect!!!
    As for the latching on, I have zero experience with that, but I know my sister has had issues. My mom never had issues (I hope I follow in her steps). Do you pump as well? My husband wants to be able to feed our babies too... I want to make sure they "latch" before I start pumping because I hear of confusion. Have you had any experience in this area? If so, when you have time, let me know. Also, do you have a time frame you nurse each child or do you let the child make the decision up to a certain age? I'm starting to really start thinking about these things since children are more of a reality in the near future for us.

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  5. so happy you're recovering well. these pictures so adorable. thanks for sharing love. If you get a second I'd love to hear what you think of my latest ring obsessed post. xo

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  6. Sarah- I do have a pump (manual one), but they say to wait 3 weeks till you start pumping. I pump when I need to go somewhere and have to leave the baby with someone else. I also will do it, if I know I'm going somewhere and it will be hard to nurse. T think Andrew had a hard time because he was early, but the other two kids were fine. I use pacifiers and luckily none of them ever go confused.

    I usually have a "goal", but every baby is different. Andrew weaned himself at 6 months which my doctor said is really common. I'm just going to play it by ear with her. She will be the "baby" of the family for a few years, so I don't mind nursing her up to a year. I'd like to at least make 6-9 months.

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  7. Gorgeous pictures of her!! She's so beautiful!
    That sounds so scary about the bleeding.. glad they got it figured out! I would have been panicking!

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  8. I'm so glad you're recovering well! Oh you are such a lucky mama! Your baby girl is PRECIOUS! And so perfect :)

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  9. Your babies and pictures are just beautiful! Sounds like they are just little blessings :) sorry about your bleeding! How scary! Thank God all is well now! In my prayers beautiful!!'

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  10. She's so precious. I know I've said that before, but only because it's true!

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  11. She is beautiful! I am so sorry you had to go through that bleeding issue. I am glad you are all better now.

    I hope that she will let you nurse her for a good 9 months or more. It is so good for her body and yours as well! I know that my method is so old fashioned. But one of my main reasons for delaying solids is to prevent an early weaner.

    I loved to see how blonde Andrew's hair looks! That is so sweet.

    How cute those ballet shoes are! Does she have a little dimple!? How cute is that!

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