I'm new to the forum so I thought I'd make this topic my first post. I'm a 1st time 25 year old single mum and my daughter Maddison was born on the 20th of August last year. she was due on the 12th but slept in a bit. She weighed in at 7lbs 2oz and was 53cm long. I had an awesome pregnancy. Only gained 10 kilos and didn't have any morning sickness. Labour was excellent too. Only went for 7 hours start to finish. No drugs, no stitches and I had her in the water. Exactlly the eay I had planned it.
Maddison is rolling over. She has been for ages now. Haven't been able to stop her since she started. She's just about ready to crawl too. Gets up on all 4's and start rocking backwards and forwards. Looks so cute. She's teething at the moment. Has been now for about 2 weeks. Started her on solids last Tuesday. Absolutely loves it. Wanted to wait till she was atleast 6 months but she had been driving me mental. Trying to eat and drink everything I was. She's still breastfed. Want to keep doing it till she's atleast 12 months if I'm able to. Had no problems with it either. I've been really lucky. She's a very good eater. I love doing it too. She's a bit small though. She's about 63cms in length now but when she was wieghed last week she was only 6.2kgs. Now they say by the time your baby is between 5 and 6 months of age they should have doubled in wieght. Maddison has but the nurse seems to think my milk supply is low. I have lost alot of wieght (down now to 52) and have had low iron. So I'm on multi vitamins, Sustagen and I'm off to the health food store today to buy some Fenugreek. After every feed I have to express on both sides for about 2 minutes each and at 9pm give Maddison a bottle with 100mls of formula and express instead. Only prob is Maddison hates the bottle. Won't drink. I've tried everything. She plays witht he teet. She squeezes it till she gets a mouth full of formula then spits it out. She hates the taste. Don't blame her though. I've even tried it wih expressed milk. She will have about 20mls then get sick of it. Even tried it with one of the Avent sippy cup teets. So I've given up on that idea. But I look at it the more feeds she gets the more my milk will increase so I don't mind. She's not grumpy though and doesn't seem like she's hungry. The doctor said she's a healthy girl with a quick metabolism. I think she takes after me there cause my mum was worried about me when I was little but that's what the doctor told her. I guess she would let me know if she was hungry. She loves her solids though. Thinks it great fun. She gets a boob feed first to make sure she's getting enough milk then some rice ceral mixed with breat milk. Sometimes she willhave it in the morning or the night. Or she will have strawberry and bannana custard. She loves that one and it smells so good. She has no teeth yet but they're not far off coming up. She can get down to half a susk stick in 25 minutes so they must be just about ready to break through.
She's a very happy baby. Always smiling and laughing and she loves having her photo taken. She should be used to it by now as I have just started my 5th album. I'm also doing scrapbooking. Onto my second album there. She sits up on her own altough she gets a bit wobbly sometimes and she loves to stand. I have a full length mirror and she grabs onto the bottom rail and stands there by herself just staring into the mirror. She thinks she's pretty wonderful too.
Well I have gabbed on heaps. It's easy to get things out when they're sleeping. I'd love to hear from some other mums especially from NSW. If anyone wants to chat my email address is [email protected]