Had the baby!
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January 24th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fallbrook, California
With as cute as Caleb and Zoe are, I don't blame you for having a hard time saying no to number 3!
Unfortunately, we're a military family... so our options are pretty limited when it comes to where we receive our care. We had a lot of issues with the hospital we had Seamus at too. Though most of my issues there had to do with prenatal care and the actual birth experience itself. We didn't have as many after-birth issues there as we did here (though our prenatal and birth experience was MUCH better this time). We had Seamus at an Army hospital, and Rhiannon at a Naval hospital.
Oh yeah, and I can't wait to change pediatricians. :-/ We get limited choices there too. She was automatically assigned to us, but we're going to try and change pediatricians. We're not happy with her at all. She kept scolding me every time she caught me bedsharing with Rain. :-/ I'm not a huge co-sleeping kind of person, but for that newborn stage, it's just easier to breastfeed that way. I did the same with Seamus. Once he started sleeping through the night, he stayed in his crib, and we plan to do the same with Rain. But yeah, I was getting annoyed that she kept scolding me for that.
BUT! We're going to try and find someone else... someone who's parenting ideals are a little more in tune with our's.
On a charting note... I haven't been charting yet (though I started a new chart, beginning on the day I gave birth). No temping or anything, but I'm planning to start temping soon. I'm using LAM right now (we are not still supplementing, btw... we stopped doing that before they discharged us), but I still wanted to monitor my temps and CM... just in case. Haven't been checking my CM as I'm waiting until I stop spotting. Temping will be a little difficult since I'm waking up at night to take care of the baby. I'm thinking that I will take my temp when she wakes up for the first time for a diaper change and feeding at night instead of in the morning. This way I have had a few hours of uninterrupted sleep before taking it... as after we bring her into our bed for the rest of the night, I'll be occasionally woken up by her to feed and whatnot... so my temp in the morning may not be as accurate as my temp in the middle of the night. Does that make sense? lol.
I'm sure too, that I'll have nights where I'll have to toss out the temp altogether... as we all know what it's like to have a newborn, lol. But I still do want to monitor my temps and CM... even before I fully start using FAM.
It's kind of a comfort thing.
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