July 2020 Babies
This is a new thread for the people from our Due in July 2020 Birth Club who have given birth to an equally lovely baby, or are expecting any time now.
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Need to rant a bit and I feel like here is a good place to vent a little... or a lot Haha!
Postpartum has been a little rough for me!! Pain wise I am getting a lot better day by day.. emotionally I am struggling! Lack of sleep and my hormones trying to re-bance is probably to blame! I am not a cryer but have found myself crying over spilled milk, literally!!!!
Also having some resentment towards my husband. He has become a great dad over the last week but I feel like I am the one 24/7 with the baby besides the hour or so he spends with her a day.. I know a newborn is very dependent on mum obviously because she has spent the last 9 months inside me! I love all the cuddles and learning her patterns. I love spending time watching the funny faces she pulls.
I have changed every diaper besides literally 1 diaper dad changed by himself and complained about....
I have been cooking dinner every night and doing the laundry and cleaning the house where I can.
The first day few days we were home he was very good trying to help with everything but since then I feel like he thinks he doesnt need to help extra anymore.. I have tried talking to him about it but he doesnt understand, I get that he is busy most of the day as we have a home business and it is busy season for us... but I feel like he isnt using his down time to take care of the baby or the baby.
Sorry for the rant but I feel like it helps a bit to vent!
Will you have your little one sleeping in your room?? We have a beside the bed basinett for ours and when she wakes and cries in the night my hubby doesnt even wake up just lays there snoring away! I'm so jealous he gets to sleep so much!!!
Yes sometimes our plans dont work out but we make it work, glad it was a successful transition for him and you guys too!
Aww, that's adorable! I bet it will take some getting used to now with 2 kiddos! Hopefully big brother will help out where its possible. My mum said when my sister was born I liked helping take care of her, I was about 1 and half when she was born.
They dont understand do they?! It can get very frustrating, and I catch myself giving him the evil eye sometimes. Was your partner like that when your first was born too??
(I feel bad writing that as I know how much you ladies are struggling and don’t want it to seam like I’m bragging I’m really not I promise)
toddlers are such hard work. My son has spent all today trying to feed Ella a bottle or some kind of plastic food. He’s also going through a stage of not listening. So frustrating when all you want him to do is pick up something off the floor to help out.
@MrsP13 it's great that your hubby is so hands on and helpful! Sounds like your little boy is a great little helper too!! How adorable, I bet it can be frustrating too but I cant wait for my baby girl to have a sibling just to see them interact together
Sorry to hear about your partner maybe he just needs time to adjust its never real for them untill bubba turns up and even then I don't think the maternal instinct kicks in right away like it does for us
I’m finishing my back is aching more this time round. Especially when I hold baby baby to feed her I need to sit down otherwise it hurts to much. I’m also finishing it hard to sleep on my back still. All part of it lol
I'm currently breast feeding on demand at the moment as the three hour rule the nurse told me I HAD to follow just isn't working espically if she's in a really good sleep and i have to wake her for a feed she woke every 2.5 ish hours for a feed last night winded and straight back in her basked ! Except from 4 am she stayed on me as I couldn't get out my mat pillow soni was stuck till hubby woke up I could have woken him but I wake him every time she needs passing for a feed as getting her out the basket is still a bit tricky for me
Still feeling quite emotional keep crying at silly things hubby is doing so much and from the second she was delivered he's pretty much done everything except feeds obvs.
His house work isn't to my standard but we can't have it all . I still feel irritable towards him though despite all he's done I don't know why must be hormones I guess. Oh with the injections I think I have pin prick bruised where o had my canullars and other various needdles tho I'm swollen and bruised I find the blood thinners burn after they have been injected
Yes they do make some funny noises especially while eating Haha!
I couldnt believe how much my boobs hurt either when my milk came in!! It was ridiculous and I convinced myself it was mastitis! After a few days the swelling went down though! Also breast feeding on demand and she is a greedy little thing lately! She is 2 weeks old today, must be going through a growth spurt cause she is definitely doing the cluster feeding thing.
Glad your partner is being good help you deserve it! The hormone re-balance is crazy, I have noticed it ease up over the last few days, but still having postpartum resentment towards my husband, oh well! I'm sure that will fade also