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October 17th, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Hi everyone,
My name is Meg, and I had a son, Paxton, who was born on June 8, 2012. I'm still an active member of my playroom and love getting to know people on JM so wanted to see if you minded if I came and hung out here, too.

I swore I only wanted one child, especially if I got a boy because I wasn't crazy about getting pregnant to begin with, and I knew my husband really wanted at least one boy - thought, GREAT! IT'S A BOY! I'M DONE! The first three/four weeks were very stressful for me - I attempted to breastfeed and while he thrived and my supply was just fine, he never. stopped. eating. He never napped because he was so hungry. He fed every hour, on the hour, for 20-30 minutes. I was delirious from exhaustion. So, after tears, I switched to formula, and he was still starving...after two tries on different formulas, I found one that worked. After I stopped BFing, baby blues hit me hard for weeks three and four and I was in a constant panic attack. The morning of five weeks, 1 day, I woke up and the cloud lifted (which rational side of me knew would happen, and if it hadn't by my 8 week PP checkup, I would speak to my doc). He was still eating 45+ ounces but I was getting 2.5-3 hours between bots and he was sleeping 4 hours, up for a bot, then 5 hours. I tried to spoon feed him oatmeal and barley at around 9 weeks (which horrified me because it was so, so early) but with just one tablespoon at lunch a day, he went from almost 50oz a day to 30-32oz a day and eating 4-5x.

Anyway, exceedingly long story short, during those first four weeks when I had no idea what I was doing, I swore, NEVER AGAIN. I CAN'T DO THIS. But after realizing that breastfeeding was not something I could maintain, if my kid is hungry, give him food darnit! and that kids are escape artists so you should get a velcro swaddle, I have hit my own stride of motherhood - one that I freaking love.

So DH and I decided we'd love to try for another one, but we're in the midst of relocating to SC, in three weddings in 2013, and need to buy a new house down there late 2013 once our home in NJ sells. Ideally, January 2014 we'd really like to start trying again.

Am I too far out or can I join? I am so excited for my PR friends who are actively trying to get pregnant and am so happy for their BFPs, but was hoping to spend some time with some ladies that might be in the same boat as me!

Thanks for reading my gigantor post!!
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October 17th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Your not too far out at all, some of us stay on this board for years! Welcome btw, I'm Meagan mama to a 4.5 year old girl, and we are going to start TTC #2 in December.

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October 17th, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Welcome to the board!
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October 17th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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October 17th, 2012, 09:06 PM
1fabulousfem's Avatar Mommy to Finn + 1!
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Welcome! I'm from August 2012 PR! I'm still breastfeeding but it isn't all roses like a lot of people think it is. I know!
Finn was born weighing 5lbs.13ozs and went down to 5lbs.2ozs. He nursed every hour for 20 minutes each side and was never satisfied. I ended up with chapped nipples and we both ended up with thrush twice. I still managed to stick with it but I also supplement with one bottle of formula a night because he is just hungry. Good news is he has more than doubled his birth weight!
I'll be starting him on infant cereal soon.
Anyhow, I'm Melanie! I think we are going to start trying again in April or May 2013. Welcome!
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October 18th, 2012, 06:21 AM
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That's awesome Melanie!!! Every time I see Pax chomp down on a bottle, I remember my poor nips. RIP nips!! LOL!

Thanks for the welcome, everyone
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October 18th, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Welcome! We're glad to have you!
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October 19th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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welcome! I'm Samantha I have a 19 month old daughter Audrey and I just had my IUD taken out, DH says about 6 months we'll start trying but it could happen sooner

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October 19th, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Hello and welcome to the board!

Rip nips!
Thank you claire1979 for my cute new siggy!
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