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February 22, 2012

Hope has tummy ache … poor little girl … I WISH I could read her little mind or know what those imploring black eyes are asking me … one minute she wants to eat more, next minute pushes my breast away, then burps, or has an upset tummy or just sits and pulls up her little knees … ouch ouch ouch poor Hope.

This really is hard … I’m tired, my neck and shoulders ache from holding her and looking down at her.

This afternoon she had a lovely long feed and was then so peaceful and happy; playing, looking around and just contented. We drove across Cambridge got stuck in traffic for nearly 2 hours (on a 10 minute journey) and by the time we got to Mother’s she was deeply unhappy and hasn’t cheered up since … maybe it was road rage? I’m not sure … I only know it’s going to be a long night for both of us. Poor little girl.

Right then, back to it … her little thumby has fallen out (seemed only way to comfort her – and after me thinking I’d never give my child one) and she is grizzling at me from across the room. Maybe another feed? Maybe she’s missing the sea air and the lovely long walks … I guess they may have helped with wind as she nestled in the front carrying pouch happy with the rhythm of my walking and she hasn’t had that in the two days since we got back due to the rain .. tomorrow I’ll go for a late afternoon walk with her rain or shine and see if that helps.

Where’s Dr Spock when you need her (or was he a him?)?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2012 11:50 pm

    Dr Benjamin Spock – is the clue in the name?! Try some really dilute chamomile tea – my two loved it for everything from wind to teething to general malaise and still drink it now as ‘comfort food’ when they are feeling miz. We always had chamomile in the garden in the Canaries and lots hanging from the beams drying so it was easy but I bet you have a tea bag somewhere and it will chillax you too. 😉 Glad to hear Brancaster was good for the souls.

    • February 23, 2012 12:04 am

      Really? I thought you could only give such little babies breast milk… But that is silly i guess…hmmm will hunt some down tomorrow.

      Yes Brancaster was incredible…as ever… Big hug heading your way xx

      • February 23, 2012 2:33 am

        My two had lots of water from very early on in bottles when I couldn’t express enough for two. Or the hospital were playing silly buggers with the milk I had expressed. The girls had bottles of dilute chamomile, pure juice etc (VERY dilute) from the outset as even though it was November it was the Canaries and HOT, hot, hot. You had to get liquids in or that bit on the top of the head started to sink inwards and scare the hell out of everyone – forgotten the lingo, sorry.

        I don’t ever remember water etc being banned from the kids’ liquid intake, although we were busy trying to get their weights back up from 2lbs and 3.5lbs so milk was imperative, but we were certainly encouraged to persuade our kids that drinking water from a very early age was preferable to that aspartame filled (no added sugar) rubbish that many people seem to think is appropriate for small (or even large) children.

  2. February 23, 2012 2:36 am

    Oh, and I’d like to add that even though they are now 18 and can buy any drink they want in the pub, when they order “the usual”, it is lime juice and water. 😉

  3. February 23, 2012 9:41 am

    The fontanelle … yes Hope’s goes down sometimes … I was terrified the first time …

    well she had a good night sleep – a whole 4 1/2 or so hours once she finally calmed down and had yet more to eat … I think by the end of the day I’m not producing as much milk so as the hospital encouraged, I gave her a ‘top up’ of Aptimel and she eventually calmed down and is back to her normal cheery self this morning having had a huge breast feed from 5 – 7.30am … on … off … sleep … on … stretch … chat … on … off … doze … etc

    bless her!

    Thanks Lins for the encouragement xx

  4. Cate permalink
    February 25, 2012 8:28 pm

    Hun, try infacol. Or gripe water. It helped Daisy. X x

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