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0 posted 10-27-2004 12:13 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

I've yet to take all the pictures on my camera, which is odd, considering all the photo ops there have been.

Freyja is doing so well, gaining weight and eating more. She's eating so much that I've had to start supplementing with formula. Somehow my milk supply has gone way down. I'm saddened by this, but what little I can give her makes me happy.

I find myself checking on her all the time. I am so scared she'll die in her sleep, which I've been told is totally normal. I've been suffering from the post-partum blues, and my doctor is going to put me on medication and in therapy, because apparently, my case is a little worse than normal. I'll have to start her on formula completely because of my medications.. That just makes it worse, because of the overwhelming guilt.

Fortunately, she is extremely healthy, and doing much better than her mommy is. Of course, she's got little gassiness issues, but we'll work through that.

I got so lucky, she is very mild and sweet, hardly cries.. and when she does, it's so sweet and quiet. Little coos that make my world light up, I wait for her to wake up so I can hold her and give her kisses.

Of course, I never thought of myself as a mother until now.. I didn't think my body could create something so beautiful.

Her next appointment is in November, the day before my next appointment. Hopefully I'll be healed fully by then.

Thanks to you all for reading me, I love to talk, as you can see.
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1 posted 10-27-2004 12:23 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Meg, check your email when you have time.
Even though my daughter is now 17, I remember those first days as if it were yesterday. Take care sweetie, I sure wished I lived close enough to come by and help you through these first weeks.
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2 posted 10-27-2004 09:40 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell


Take care of yourself and that wonderful baby!

Shoot me an email if there is anything I can do to help...

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

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3 posted 10-27-2004 12:13 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Young Aiden slept through his first night yesterday...

When his mom and I woke up to my alarm, we both kind of looked around... then rushed to his room to make sure he was ok! He was, of course, but that feeling there for a moment was one of the scariest I've ever had.

I'm sure both you and Freyja will be perfectly fine. You can do your best and she will appreciate it (at least until she turns into a teenager!)
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4 posted 10-27-2004 04:34 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

All of the things you are going through, Meghan, are perfectly normal.  ALL of it.  Miss Freyja is going to bloom with all of your attention and concern...and that's a good thing, too!

I do hope you're keeping a journal for would be a wonderful gift to give her on the day she steps out on her own.
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5 posted 10-27-2004 04:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Reading this just made me feel so warm, Meg.

The babyblues can be rough, but let the good people help you--you'll be fine.

She sounds like a dream come true. (My son was a marathon sleeper too, and yes, I was so afraid I watched him sleep too.)


I swear I smell talcum and baby lotion...sigh

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6 posted 10-28-2004 01:18 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well now I hate to say it but I am glad to see at least some things have not changed in child rearing after all these years   I had the worst case of "the blues" after Todd was born, and I didn't want to even see him, and wouldn't for two days.  I would cry at the drop of a hat, and hated everything about me, and everyone else for that matter.  Stick with your doctor, and let them help you through it as it will pass with their help and the support of friends and family.  You are lucky you got a quiet one, both of my son's girls could break glass at 100 miles I swear!  When it gets to you talk to someone, even us in here, we will try to be there for you Meghan.  Amazing though isn't it?  To know you made that?  
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7 posted 10-30-2004 12:39 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

love you girl

take care of you two
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