hey, im new to this...

Melina - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my name is melina, im 21. and im 27 weeks pregnant! im having a girl, her name is alyssa. :-) im soo in love with her, and i cant wait till she's here! -- im not really sure how to use this circle of moms thing yet...so if you have any advice on how to use this site, or just on pregnancy and giving birth and the after stuff too..... feel free to share. i'd love to get as much input now, before she's here. --oh and she's due in dec. :-)

thanks for welcoming me to your group!

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Ashley - posted on 09/26/2009

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Hi Melina, Well I'm new to this site myself so maybe we'll figure it out together. First Congradulations. I bet your so excited. now for some advice hopefully. First I am a mother of three and one on the way :-). I have an eight year old girl, a four year old girl and a two year old son, My next baby is Due end of March! I have all my kids vaginal. and let me tell you I had an epideral with all and it was my best friend.lol. it's alittle uncomfortable going in but once it's set in place you'll forget all about it. The time of labor changes for every person whether it's there first or fourth like me so don't go based on someone elses. The biggest thing i can say is TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. I had my first at 17 and I was a single mom then. and the first time I held my little girl I just knew i wanted nothing more then to give her the world. Your going to make mistakes noone is perfect. And don't be afraid to make them. If your like me the first time around i went hog wild buying every adorable outfit i could find. be practical though, she due in winter time depending on where your from, so she may were more clothes then someone born in summer montsh that it's to hot to dress up. Sleeping through the night is entirely up to the baby. but keeping her in your room until she does isn't a big deal. also most doctors try insisting a baby be fed every 4-6 hours, if she sleep for eight hours or so between a feeding don't freak out. If she is hungary and when she is hungary she will wake up to let you know. use recieving blankets to cover her with and no stuffed animals or decorative pillows should be in the bed with her.and right now that is all I can think of. Just be happy and enjoy each moment and let her set the pace for things. Remember everything is on her schedule now and you'll do great. Keep us posted.

Natalie - posted on 09/26/2009

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Hi Melina,

Congratulations!You must be so excited to meet your little girl!

My name is Natalie and I have two little girls,Isabella who is 19 months and Sienna who is 7 months.I was in labour for 50hours with Isabella,wouldnt dilate past 9cm(argh!) and she was in distress and I was exhausted so I ended up having an emergency c-section with too many complications to list(what happened wasnt normal so dont worry!).I had to have a elective c-section with Sienna because of the extent of damage done when I had Isabella,that and I had to have an inutero blood transfusion with her so she was born early!So thats how I had them....

I love being a mum,its tough but is worth it when your children smile at you and think your the greatest person in the world!

Im not sure what advice you would like on what,so if you have any questions please let me know!!Would love to chat with you.



Welcome to Circle of Mums too!



Natalie

Roxie - posted on 09/26/2009

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No Problem. I hope it works for you. I found that if you inform yourself its the best. Somethings may or may not work for you. You'll also know what will work best for your daughter.

Melina - posted on 09/26/2009

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thanks so much roxie!! i'll have to remember the receiving blanket technique for bathing her once she's here.. and ill def. look for that book on ebay so me and my boyfriend can read it. i have this book that was supposed to help with getting their sleep and eating habits right, but i dont really like it..its called baby wise. i feel like they just keep sayin "our way works & our way's the best" but they never really tell you what their way is. lol - ooh and the little bit of advice i have for anyone at this point is to get your books on ebay or craig's list....its way way way cheaper than gettin them from any book store, and usually their still in great shape. :-)
- thanks so much for takin the time to get back to me with your advice, im sure ill have plenty more to ask once she's here! have a great day!

Roxie - posted on 09/25/2009

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Hi my name is Roxie. I'm 20 and my son Marcus is 3 months old. I had a C-section with him so I don't know anything about being in labour or anything. I'm not sure how to use this site. But i have some after stuff to share that I found worked for Marcus. Like when your home and giving your little girl a bath try wrapping her ion a reciving blanket for the first few baths and wash her with the blanket. Made Marcus feel safe or made it feel like he was still in the womb. not sure but Now he loves having a bath. I also found having the him sleep in our room with us was easiest when he was first born until he was 2 months then we put him in his own room in his crib. They don't sleep all the way through the night right away. Marcus when he was born woke up every three hours to feed and now he sleeps 6 hours through the night. If you want to read a really good book on babys sleep and feeding read the book The baby whisperer sloves all your problems by teaching you how to ask the right questions By Tracy Hogg and Melinda Blau. Good luck. If there is anything else you might need to know. i'll try to help you if I can.



Roxie

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