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He is here. He weighed 5'7 ounces. I pushed for 2 minutes, only two pushes.. well I guess it was four.. cause... the nurse had me push twice before the doctor got there and he was out. They had me on pitocin for 2 hours before they broke my water... they did that at 11:30 I was 2 centimeiters dialated. I had him at 6:43. He was 18 1/2 inches long. He lost down to 5'2 the day he came home. Last night we were up late..cause Either he had gas or was constipated... But I think he may finally be over that.. I was crying so bad... It was so frustrating.. I could not get him to latch on... It is so hard to get him to latch when he is sick...especially when all you do is breast feed. I feel like I am doing it all on my own.. and I am.. It is not as easy as I thought... not like I can take him to his mommy when he is fussy.. I am his mommy.. His sperm donor has not called has not come by... and he knew what day that I was going to have him. I feel just so frustrated. I will post pictures later... I have to feed him.. he is waking up.
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replied June 8th, 2008
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congrats hun. youll do just fine it is a major adjustment i know but you can do it.
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replied June 8th, 2008
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Congrats! It's completely normal for them to lose a little weight, my little one lost 7oz when she came home. Just keep at the breastfeeding, it'll get easier with time, I promise! (if you start to hurt, call the doctor! it's not fun when they start to crack and bleed, trust me) if he's hungry enough, he'll latch on.

A good way to help with his gas and/or constipation is put him on your lap on his tummy with his legs dangling and pat/rub his lower back. Try gas drops (they are a little pricey, but definitely worth their weight) if he's dry and full.

Good Luck!!
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If he doesn't have a good latch, remember to break the suction with your finger before you take him off. Tickle his face with your nipple in an up-down direction, from his nose down to his chin. Keep doing this over and over until he opens his mouth super-wide like he's about to yawn, then stuff as much of your nipple in there as you can. If he starts to pull back, correct his latch again. You might end up correcting it multiple times, but remember that he's new at this too and he'll need to be taught how to latch properly. It gets easier. Don't give up. You can pm me anytime if you need tips.

Congrats on your son!
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replied June 8th, 2008
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Thank you all for Your suggestions and comments.. It is nice to hear that I have some support. My cousin got shot in the stomach last night with a bb gun.. My brother had a few of the kids outside with him and one of the kids went to sna[i][/i]]tch the gun from him.. and got shot in the stomach and the bb lodged in his liver.. they can not operate... cause it is to dangerous.
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Shocked I've never heard of a BB breaking through the skin! If it doesn't cause any blockage, it should be fine. The only problem would be infection, which is nasty, so keep on top of it. I'm sorry you have to go through that with a baby! The best of luck to both of you!
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I'm curious why they think it's too dangerous to operate? Liver gunshot wounds are treated surgically quite often with no complications. Maybe they're opting to leave it in because the risk of surgery outweighs the risk of leaving the BB in? Maybe it's a minor injury, so the risks of surgery can be avoided.
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Maybe.. I got the phone call last night in the middle of him fussing.. I did not have time to get much detail. I know that they don't normally break skin.. I guess at really close range tho.. any thing is possible. I am waiting now for the pictures to be emailed to me.
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congrats

it IS really difficult. if you think hes having problems with constipation you might want to try letting him soak in a baby tub (you can get a little sling time thing that goes on/in the baby tub so just his little booty would be in the water) and run water over him, under his stump (with a cup or something) then when you take him out put a bunch of patroleum jelly/a+d ointment and (i know its GROSS but it helps) put a little bit in his booty, it really helps, val use to have horrible problems with constipation and it helped SO much

also dont be too conserned about the weight, val was born at 8 lbs 10 oz and when we left the hospital she was down to 8 lbs and it was fine (a few days later she was down to 7 lbs and then they started to worry, but thats not the point)

i cant really help you on the breast feeding, it didnt work for me, have you tried cutting things out of your diet that could be causing problems?
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congratulations!!!

eadie had a lot of problems with gas in the beginning because i had too much milk and the thin milk was making her gassy. if you are getting a little engorged you can try pumping a little milk out by hand before feeding him so he is able to get some of the hind milk before he gets too full. the milk they get at the beginning is thinner and the milk that they get after they've fed for a while has more fat so it slows down the digestion and is easier on their tummy. i had lots of problems with her being fussy in the evenings because of that until i figured out what was wrong.

just thought i'd tell you that in case it's the same for you.

as for the latch, make sure you bring him to you rather than leaning forward to put your nipple in his mouth. i had problems with this in the beginning too because i was always hunching over trying to get my nipple in her mouth but it can cause a lot of discomfort and bad latching.

good luck and stick with it! it gets easier once you get over the learning part at the beginning.
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replied June 9th, 2008
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congratulations!
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Ilovejulietannafaye wrote:
Thank you all for Your suggestions and comments.. It is nice to hear that I have some support. My cousin got shot in the stomach last night with a bb gun.. My brother had a few of the kids outside with him and one of the kids went to genitals the gun from him.. and got shot in the stomach and the bb lodged in his liver.. they can not operate... cause it is to dangerous.


Wow! I didn't know a bb gun could penetrate not only the skin but the abdominal muscle wall and get into the liver. That must be one powerful gun. Did the police seize it? Will there be charges filed? That sounds like it would be assault with a deadly weapon.
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congrats on the new baby! I cant see the pictures from my work computer, but Im sure hes beautiful!

It will get easier as time goes on and you and him get on the same page...at least thats what I hear. There tons of ladies here that can support you.

Best Wishes and hang in there. Im sure you are doing a better job than you are giving yourself credit for!
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replied June 9th, 2008
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I am not sure about the charges and things. I have not heard anything as of lately. I am calling now.
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replied June 10th, 2008
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Congrats!!!

Sometime breastfeeding sounds so overwhelming. Some of the ladies here gave some wonderful advice though. I hope it works out for you!
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replied June 14th, 2008
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Congrats!

My Reyna went from 6lb 2oz to 5lb 13oz before leaving the hospital. She was so tiny!

And about the breastfeeding thing, there are these pillows that wrap around you and support your back and help support the baby. I have 2 and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They are called my Brest Friend and Lansinoh makes one called My Best Friend.
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