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[–] jambo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's a lovely name btw :)

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[–] vivalafreakshow [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Haha thanks we wanted something norse, we are both like 100% Scandinavian and related to vikings felt like it would suit with out nerdyness too :)

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[–] jambo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Good luck with it all.

Baby wearing is the way to go, slings make it so much easier.

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[–] vivalafreakshow [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah my back and shoulders are killing me, puts me in a bad mood to and it doesnt help with the baby blues. I'm hoping it will come today but its a holiday tomorrow so it might not arrive until monday.

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[–] jambo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Take paracetamol regularly for the sore back, it doesn't get better, they just get heavier and as you say the discomfort doesn't help with mood. I like these types of baby carriers personally, they have been the easiest for me. They are called Mei Tais and they come in wrap around or clip back. Clip back are GREAT.

My boy has his first cold right now and is hell on earth :( He spent hours sleeping in his sling yesterday cause he was more comfortable in an upright position.

Do you guys do the baby box thing? We had a bassinet at first but we bed share on a mattress on the floor now. Breast feeding advice! try the side lying position if you haven't already.

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[–] Empress 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

<3 So happy for you <3 You're gonna be an amazing mother.

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[–] vivalafreakshow [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks you. Its nice too have support even if its "just" from online friends.

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[–] vivalafreakshow [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't eat that much dairy, it was mostly due to using a nipple shield,she had a hard time grasping the nipple in the beginning. So she swallowed a lot of air. She is so tiny she couldnt fit my boob in her mouth when it was swollen.

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[–] 9600398 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Don't worry about your weight/body. My sister was 100% back to normal (aside from the stretch marks) 6 months after giving birth. She tried cutting calories while she was breastfeeding early on to lose the baby weight quicker, and her breast milk dried up momentarily; it crushed her not to able to breastfeed for a few weeks. She immediately upped her calorie intake again, but I could tell she was very upset about the way her body looked, which only added to her postpartum blues. It's an emotional time and your hormones are going crazy. I know it's hard to see yourself like this, but don't let it get you down. You've just given birth and that's amazing!

Good luck with your new baby. Wishing you the best.

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[–] vivalafreakshow [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Oh Im glad so much went away immediately. I can handle not looking like I used to its more feeling like a dairy cow and lacking sleep that makes it hard. I have mental illness to begin with and I'm upping my meds to a full dose again on the advice of the baby doctor at the hospital. My psychiatrist had me lower it as much as possible during pregnancy. So I'm back to a 50 mg of setraline instead of 25 mg.

I just have a hard time eating because I'm to tired to make real food, it ends up being sandwiches and pasta mostly.

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[–] Torkimadi 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Woohoo! How wonderful, congrats :D

I would second on the mei tai wrap. I have a few different types and was looking at one of those as well a few weeks ago. You can get fairly inexpensive ones at Walmart. The sling is great for around the house and stuff, but to go out shopping I have a clip up carrier like a mei tai.

Love the name too.

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[–] Wiseowl623 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Aww. Beautiful name. I'm so happy things are going somewhat smoothly. When my first was little he would get over tired and needy white noise helps sooth the crabbiness. Mine wasn't a fan of running water but would chill out to the sound of the vacuum.

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[–] turtlesarepureevil 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Only first 5 mentions work

@Le_squish @flop_de @torkimadi

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[–] vivalafreakshow [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks didnt know that.

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[–] turtlesarepureevil 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You're probably better off with sleeping in the same bed as the baby if you're not doing so already. Also easy access to nipple if she's hungry middle of the night. Could cut back on sleep disturbances for food at least.

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