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Nice Blog ! Thank you for your very nice articles....

2012-06-09T01:32:10.360-07:00

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loved it!! i am right there with you with the swea...

2011-05-17T10:02:28.251-07:00

loved it!! i am right there with you with the sweats at 32 weeks thats all i do at night and it only gets worse my mom said from here. yippee. right, ugh i think not!



This is too funny! Dr oz randomly said something a...

2011-04-03T13:18:23.643-07:00

This is too funny! Dr oz randomly said something about vaginal hiccups and I wanted to know if it was a real thing! Then I came across your blog...

I indeed experienced the pregnancy vagina hiccups...as well as the feeling of my cervix being punched by a tiny fist...



I googled vagina hiccups because I saw Dr. Oz on T...

2011-04-02T16:51:53.885-07:00

I googled vagina hiccups because I saw Dr. Oz on The Soup and I was like what?! That happens, no way?! lol. I googled it and I found this. :)



Thanks for the pictures. The worst part of the ep...

2011-01-23T09:28:23.691-08:00

Thanks for the pictures. The worst part of the epidural was sitting on the edge of the bed with the back of the gown open showing my big pregnant butt to some complete stranger. Last time it was the anesthesiologist AND his inturn. I would buy one of these things simply to avoid that moment.



It's so funny how you describe your pregnancy ...

2011-01-17T20:30:58.551-08:00

It's so funny how you describe your pregnancy situations. Can't help but laugh here! Your sore ass really made me burst into laughter. Why? 'Coz I can totally relate! And that alien belly. I used to wear maternity belly belt during my 20-28 weeks. It did help, but my baby was all over inside my tummy too, especially at wee hours. It did hurt a lot, but it was worth it after the birth. Thanks for sharing your progress and I hope you and your baby are doing fine.



You are hilarious, I so enjoyed this! Am 25 weeks...

2010-08-23T08:30:57.830-07:00

You are hilarious, I so enjoyed this! Am 25 weeks today, thanks to you, I now see the comical side to all the aches and pains.

Super!!



Its been a while, but i came across your blog whil...

2010-06-07T22:36:56.317-07:00

Its been a while, but i came across your blog while researching the pusher....i noticed that it is once size....i am 5'1 and, at 35 weeks weight 117 and my ladies are up around a 36D....what do you think about it fitting? you could email me at jadavis5@gmail.com or my blog jordynsavannah.blogspot.com :)



Your baby is beautiful, I hope you are enjoying yo...

2010-05-11T12:03:32.669-07:00

Your baby is beautiful, I hope you are enjoying yourselves now at 2 months =) I LOVE her name by the way too!!!!



I have the SAME exact feelings as you on breastfee...

2010-04-22T15:26:13.040-07:00

I have the SAME exact feelings as you on breastfeeding...it will be 6 months on the 26th and it has NOT been an easy road. And I had no supply issues, no nipple issues, no medical issues but it was so overwhelming and time consuming and frustrating and when you are exhausted beyond belief it is MISERABLE. NO ONE ever told me how hard breast feeding is...EVER. Not in the clasess i took, not the women I talked too..not even friends. I wish I would have known, maybe I wouldn't have felt like such a crazy lady for not loving every second of breastfeeding and not getting the bonding feeling everyone told me so much about. Hang in there it really does get soooo much easier (about 8 weeks for me) and your baby will soon not nurse around the clock and you can feel like you can breathe again!



Oh, I so wish I could just send you all the posts ...

2010-04-20T14:21:06.140-07:00

Oh, I so wish I could just send you all the posts from right after I had Jules and then you could see the detailed accounts of me wallowing deep in the pits of despair and then being pulled back up again by my lovely friends.

Remember how I said I was writing a love letter to you on my blog? Well, I really am. I'm not going to make you read through my old posts - instead, I'm giving you (and all new moms who read my post) the high lights so you can (hopefully) make a little sense of this madness.

(and I know you don't want to hear this but it absolutely has to be said - cesareans make for a much rougher start to the breastfeeding relationship. We cannot remove the birth experience from the equation because so many mothers don't understand how their births will affect this process, and the fact that they should seriously seek EXTRA EXTRA help after a rough birth. Babies born 100% naturally can actually crawl to the mother's breast and self-latch, providing a very good start to lactation. Scheduled cesareans mean your body didn't get the message that the baby was coming, and therefore didn't make the hormones that kick start the process as well. It all goes together and we've gotta talk about that too - especially how to recover and repair that.)



You should have seen me yesterday, bawling my eyes...

2010-04-20T12:55:43.994-07:00

You should have seen me yesterday, bawling my eyes out because the baby was bawling HIS eyes out, when he had a stuffy nose and maybe a gas bubble, and I had a fever of 101 and insane sleep deprivation. And no one around to help, either -- not that it matters that much, because when you're nursing, baby needs YOU so much of the time, and nobody else will do.

Take comfort: most everyone I've talked to says they hardly remember this part (I guess that's why they didn't warn me?) because they were so tired, but also because it passed so quickly.

Good luck -- hope things get better soon.

P.S. Do you have a nice, bright nightlight in the bedroom? It really helps baby figure out what direction to go to latch on.



I'm right there with you! Mine will be two we...

2010-04-20T12:44:56.636-07:00

I'm right there with you! Mine will be two weeks tomorrow, and let me tell you, nursing is WAY harder than my mother made it look. I did get lactation consultants in the hospital, too. The first one woke me at 3 a.m., when I'd delivered 4 hours before, to explain that the baby wouldn't likely eat till midmorning. Uh, thanks for the urgent update! The second tried to latch the baby on about twice, told me I had flat nipples (they don't look flat to me!) and gave me a nipple shield. The third told me the shield would decrease my supply, but now that the baby was used to it, I would have a very hard time weaning him off it. Ugh. I'm still stuck with this shield, which is inconvenient and also seems to make it more painful.

I read your post to distract me from the OUCH OUCH HOLY CRAP KIDDO pain of latching on. He's doing it right, but it still hurts for the first minute or so. And that's now that we have the hang of it a bit better. The low point, I guess, was when he rooted and looked starving, then when I offered the breast, was all "NOOOO! Not the BREAST! Are you trying to POISON me, mother?" and tried to latch on my arm. Or would throw up his arms in front of his face and scratch my sore nipples.

Then there were engorgement (Oh My Gosh I Look Like a Porn Star But This Hurts), blocked ducts everywhere (felt like I was carrying around bags of marbles), and letdown at all the most inconvenient times. They always both let down together, so I have to nurse with a burp cloth on the other side or else the milk drips down and soaks the baby's outfit.

But things are already better -- the pain and the annoying shield are all that's left of my woes, pretty much -- and I hope they will continue to get better. They do say that the worst part is the first six weeks.



When I say I understand, I UNDERSTAND! No one told...

2010-04-19T10:03:44.219-07:00

When I say I understand, I UNDERSTAND! No one told me, you might not make as much milk and will have to supplement. As naive as it sounds, I was still under the impression that if you had big boobs, you could make more milk. Boy, was I wrong! Love your blog and will be coming back!



Today is the first time I have ventured into your ...

2010-04-17T08:04:51.457-07:00

Today is the first time I have ventured into your blog land. Lovely Leah over at simplyfabulousnow.wordpress.com sent me your way. Your blog is fantastic and I absolutely adore your sense of humour. All the best.
Chris
http://livesimplebalance.wordpress.com/



Hi! This is the first time I have read your blog, ...

2010-04-15T20:54:27.846-07:00

Hi! This is the first time I have read your blog, and I can sooo relate. My girl is 10 months old now and at the start, bfing SUCKED. I would have rather gone through labour again. She ate all.the.time. and slept while she did it. But after 4 weeks things got better. And better. And she still bf's now. And it is wonderful.

I did have to feed her formula for 2 days -- or rather the hubs did (I was in the hospital). And it was ok. She didn't really love it. But she went right back to bfing as soon as I was back. So what I am saying is that if things get really bad and you truly just need a break, use the Enfamil if you need to (of course if it is right for you).

Good luck, things will get better. I'm off to read your archives!

Tilly



i could not agree more that breastfeeding activist...

2010-04-15T17:20:21.606-07:00

i could not agree more that breastfeeding activists exaggerate the good points and supposed ease of nursing! speaking as someone who also had a VERY rough start to breastfeeding (and wound up exclusively pumping for 8 months because my kid kept trying to bite my nipples off) i can honestly say that SO MUCH of what i read & was told regarding breastfeeding made it sound far, far easier than it really is.

the attitude seems to be, that if you're willing to do it, you CAN breastfeed. also that if you're doing it "right" it won't hurt. well, you, myself, mandy and the MANY readers who've commented on that post would beg to differ. in fact Poppy bit me so much and so frequently, i had chronic pain in both nipples the ENTIRE eight months i breastfed. the ONLY thing that made it better was weaning! did i do something "wrong"? no! i carefully followed the same advice as any other new mom. i just happened to have a kid with a snap-jaw reflex. and how can that be helped?

eh, i know this is a ramble. but it's just my way of saying i SO feel for you! you were led NOT to anticipate problems and here you are facing so many difficulties at every turn. i'm so sorry you're having such a hard time. i really do feel for you - and i for one NEVER underestimate how terribly hard nursing can be.

thinking of you! hang in there, mama! xoxoxo.



She is entirely too precious!! You two made a beau...

2010-04-12T21:05:13.090-07:00

She is entirely too precious!! You two made a beautiful little girl, ahhhh.... the fever is coming back...



Well said! I totally can relate. My baby (now 10...

2010-04-12T12:07:22.014-07:00

Well said! I totally can relate. My baby (now 10 weeks) was a CONSTANT NURSER in the beginning. I'm talking about regular feedings that lasted over an hour. I didn't know if I could take it. So I took it one hour at a time. Now it works. Occasionally she'll get frustrated and I see glimpses of the beginning, the soreness, but they are few and far between.

BTW I had my husband hide the cans of formula so "generously" mailed to us. I'll donate them at some point, but for now they remain in an unknown place.



Mama, it is hard at times. This time around I'...

2010-04-12T11:20:52.402-07:00

Mama, it is hard at times. This time around I'm just LAZY. After almost 7 months with Hudson,I figured even with twins it was a no-brainer. I hope it gets better and it will. I'll be on twitter at 3 AM for support when you need it.



Oh hun, I'm with ya 100%, nobody tells you the...

2010-04-12T10:52:50.913-07:00

Oh hun, I'm with ya 100%, nobody tells you the truth about it, all you hear is how wonderful and great for bebe it is.

http://annette-nettycakes.blogspot.com/



Found you on Mandy's blog whom I found on the ...

2010-04-11T23:29:56.875-07:00

Found you on Mandy's blog whom I found on the UBP =) Loved this post, just feed them!! Stop by and see me at Bitsy Baby. ~~Rita



I can almost hear myself in this post. I had the h...

2010-04-11T21:41:51.917-07:00

I can almost hear myself in this post. I had the hardest time getting started too, but once everything is worked out, it truly gets easier. I have been able to successfully breastfeed my daughter for a year.

It's amazing how much stuff everyone forgets to tell you when you're going to have a baby. I think the myth of "all babies do is eat, sleep, and poop" ranks right up there with "breastfeeding is easy"! Total lies!!! haha

Hang in there... you can do this!!



When the nurses tell you, "if they are latche...

2010-04-11T07:12:21.722-07:00

When the nurses tell you, "if they are latched properly it shouldn't hurt"... BULLLL SHITTTTT. My baby latched properly from the start. (Yea, I was lucky).. and I wanted to pluck my eyes out every single time I fed him, because it hurt so bad. I'd be awake at 3 am just crying as I fed him, praying for the moment he let go and my nipple would be free. It took until he was about 4 weeks old for my nipples to "toughen" and now it doesn't hurt at all.

And, as your milk matures, and your baby gets a little older, she wont be on you for as long, my son is 6 weeks and it only takes about 10 minutes to feed him now, where as before, he was on each side for about 20-30 minutes at a time, EACH boob. ugh.

Hang in there..



Just came across your blog from a friend. Awesome...

2010-04-10T22:57:51.421-07:00

Just came across your blog from a friend.
Awesome post.
I am a soon to be mother (come september) and I plan on breastfeeding, I have been told it is tricky, but I did not know half of the things you have posted about, and I am quite worried now.

Sounds like your doing a great job hanging in there. :)