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June 1st, 2013 07:15 AM #6
Gemma and I are doing well. She's asleep next to me at the moment after a nursing session. Although I will put her back in the bassinet after writing this.
Breastfeeding this time has so far been amazingly smooth, I seem to produce plenty and she latches well enough that my nipples don't get sore. She's very calm, almost 2 months old at this point and really only cries if she's hungry. Of course there's the occasional cry to be changed or to be held, but those are more like little yelps than full out crying.
Gemma's pupils are mishapen and at birth her pediatrician said it was Coloboma, which worst case could result in blindness and it has no treatment available. Well, I was a nervous wreck at the thought of her possibly being blind. I kept thinking of all the things I wanted her to see, like trees, and water, and birds and the sunset and my face. How would I teach her things? I was worried I would fail as a mother to meet her special needs. Those were the sort of thoughts that plagued me. We had to see a pediatric specialist two days ago and thankfully he said it isn't actually Coloboma although she does require a more in-depth look at under anesthesia. Little babies just don't want anybody prodding at their eyes and are very conducive to the whole examination process. And after the anesthesia procedure, there will be a little bloodwork and another consult with an even more specialized eye team. There likely is something else, but whatever it is will have some kind of treatment available. So my husband and I are very much relieved and are feeling confident that she'll be able to grow up with sight.
She will take a bottle of breast milk, but mostly her and I are chained together and honestly I'm loving that. She sleeps well in her sleep sack/swaddle combo. I got one as a gift from the hospital at her birth and I love this thing. One of the best gifts ever.
The only thing about me is we're wondering if I'm asthmatic. I've had Asthmatic Bronchitis for as long as I've had Gemma, but either I can't shake it or it's turning into full on Asthma. Maybe it's just my weakened immunities from having Gemma. In any case I have a follow up appointment in July, which I can push up if I feel I need it. It's a bit of a pain in the butt since the weather is starting to warm up and school is about to let out for my son and I'd really like to be able to go and play with them without feeling like I'm going to die. It's just ridiculous. So hopefully that clears up. I want to enjoy their summer!Blessed to be a mother of 5.
My dashing fellows: Aidan Mackenzie (12 yrs) and Remy Forrester (resting in heaven)
My dahling daughters: Ava Dulcea (5 yrs), Mia Isobel (2yrs) and Gemma Hermione (just joining us!).
June 2nd, 2013 12:37 AM #8Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2013
- Los Angeles
Sooo happy not to be pregnant anymore and have my little girl home!
Though I am none too pleased with the weather at the moment. It's way too hot! I miss the air conditioned maternity suite.
I'm healing from my C-Section pretty well actually, I keep up with my pain and gas meds so i'm pretty comfortable. Not as bad as I built it up in my head that's for sure. I was terrified of climbing the stairs when we got home, but it was a breeze! I'm much more mobile than anyone expected. The only thing that really kills me is when I laugh. Ouch!
Teagan is already spoiled. She refuses to sleep on her own. Any time we put her down she starts crying. So that will have to be worked on. But otherwise, she is just the sweetest ever. Nocturnal baby. She sleeps all day and wants to party all night.
She's just so tiny! She doesn't fit into any of the newborn clothes or the cloth diapers yet. It's too hot for clothes right now anyway....
4 days old. So far so good.Mama to ~Rowan Josephine 1/12~
and ~Teagan Dahlia~ 5/13~