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Post by J* » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:10:52



a drop or two of mint essence(check baking aisle in supermarket)
in a cup of plain water helps with digestion..
cooled boiled water in the heat of summer is good hydration.
a wee drop of mint essence in the water is easy to add.
they dont need much being so little.
those chocolate mints on your pillow in hotels have their purpose. eh.
j.

Quote:
"Roberta"  wrote...

Congratulations to all! Such a pretty name for a little girl.
Every country seems to have special things that "everybody knows" are
the right way to handle babies. Never having given birth in Germany, I
was surprised to find out that babies (older than 2 weeks) are given
fennel tea to soothe and reduce gas. Comes in little packets, just add
warm water.
Roberta in D
Quote:

>Thanks to all for the kind words and good wishes.  My DD called this
>morning
>saying that Willow is so much more comfortable in the newborn clothes.  I
>got her some onsies with long sleeves that have mittens since she has been
>scratching her face.  She likes to sleep with her hands near her face for
>some reason.  She may be trying to find her thumb.  But the new duds did
>the
>trick.  She's not fighting with sleeves that came down to her knees.  Now
>she needs to find a bottle *** that gives her the proper flow of milk.
>DD wants to try the Playtex nurser system which worked very well for my
>grandson.  May help with her hiccups too which she has had since before she
>was born.  Seems like DD is much more comfortable and confident with the
>second one which is nice to see. She's not freaking out at every little
>sound or issue.

>Alice
>"Do what you like, like what you do"

 
 
 

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Post by Dee in O » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:19:20


Welcome to Willow.
My great niece is also named Willow and DS was also 6 pound 8 ounces, but 17
inches long ( I was glad that I wasn't like my grandma and had 12 pounders
after that).

Dee in Oz


Quote:
> The baby is here - finally!  She ended up being a week late and was born a
> day before mom was supposed to be induced.  After an extremely short labor
> and two pushes, Willow was born at 12:23 am on August 12.   Meconium from
> baby and heavy maternal bleeding issues added a bit of anxiety to the
> event. She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Mom and baby
> are both fit as a fiddle at this point.  Dad and big brother are just
> smitten with her.  So far, she is a very mellow baby.  Today I had to go
> shopping for newborn clothes since everything we bought before hand was 0
> to 3 months and was far too big.  She really needs newborn sizes for a
> while.

> It has sure been a fast and furious couple of weeks.  We now have one more
> August birthday to celebrate.  My son and his family from Florida (my
> first grand daughter included) are visiting both families this week which
> will encompass both weekends.  If the planets align appropriately, I may
> get a few pictures of all three of my grandchildren at once!  My son moved
> to Florida 13 years ago and hasn't been back since.  We generally go there
> since we have more family there.  He is spending the weekend with us while
> his wife and daughter are in the Poconos with her family.  He will join
> them there on Monday.  It is so nice to have him here.  It sure has been
> busy with the baby only being a few days old and trying to help my
> daughter while trying to spend as much time with my son as I can.  I guess
> it keeps you young!

> I have quilts all planned for the new baby and hope to start on them right
> after Labor day since I am committed every day until then.  I have all the
> fabrics which are already washed so I am ready to go.  I have a web page
> almost done for the new baby and will make sure to post pictures of her
> quilts and crocheted blankies.

> I hope everyone has been well - you are always in my prayers and good
> thoughts.  I hope to get caught up on the postings in the next few days.

> --
> Alice in NJ
> "Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends
> on us." Thomas L. Holdcroft
> to reply, replace hyphen with a real hyphen



 
 
 

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Post by Alice » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:26:17


No c-section, no epidural.  She was admitted to labor and delivery at 11:45
pm and she was born at 12:23 am!  First baby=20 hours; Second baby=30
minutes!

Lost a lot of *** though - touch and go for a transfusion but they got the
bleeding under control.

--
Alice in NJ
"Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends
on us." Thomas L. Holdcroft
to reply, replace hyphen with a real hyphen


Quote:

>> The baby is here - finally!  She ended up being a week late and was born
>> a day before mom was supposed to be induced.  After an extremely short
>> labor and two pushes, Willow was born at 12:23 am on August 12.
>> Meconium from baby and heavy maternal bleeding issues added a bit of
>> anxiety to the event. She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches
>> long.  Mom and baby are both fit as a fiddle at this point.  Dad and big
>> brother are just smitten with her.  So far, she is a very mellow baby.
>> Today I had to go shopping for newborn clothes since everything we bought
>> before hand was 0 to 3 months and was far too big.  She really needs
>> newborn sizes for a while.

> ooh, congratulations, glad she avoided a c-section (am I right in thinking
> you said a while back it was 50/50), my little one is almost 3 months old
> and still wearing newborn stuff and not looking like she's about to grow
> out of them.

> cheers
> Anne

 
 
 

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Post by Alice » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:29:07


I gave my son fennel tea when he was born almost 40 years ago!  Bought the
seeds from the pharmacy and steeped them in hot water.  He had a really bad
case of colic but the tea really helped!

--
Alice in NJ
"Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends
on us." Thomas L. Holdcroft
to reply, replace hyphen with a real hyphen


Quote:
> Congratulations to all! Such a pretty name for a little girl.
> Every country seems to have special things that "everybody knows" are
> the right way to handle babies. Never having given birth in Germany, I
> was surprised to find out that babies (older than 2 weeks) are given
> fennel tea to soothe and reduce gas. Comes in little packets, just add
> warm water.
> Roberta in D

> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:04:01 -0400, "AliceW"

>>Thanks to all for the kind words and good wishes.  My DD called this
>>morning
>>saying that Willow is so much more comfortable in the newborn clothes.  I
>>got her some onsies with long sleeves that have mittens since she has been
>>scratching her face.  She likes to sleep with her hands near her face for
>>some reason.  She may be trying to find her thumb.  But the new duds did
>>the
>>trick.  She's not fighting with sleeves that came down to her knees.  Now
>>she needs to find a bottle *** that gives her the proper flow of milk.
>>DD wants to try the Playtex nurser system which worked very well for my
>>grandson.  May help with her hiccups too which she has had since before
>>she
>>was born.  Seems like DD is much more comfortable and confident with the
>>second one which is nice to see. She's not freaking out at every little
>>sound or issue.

>>Alice
>>"Do what you like, like what you do"



>>: The baby is here - finally!  She ended up being a week late and was born
>>a
>>: day before mom was supposed to be induced.  After an extremely short
>>labor
>>: and two pushes, Willow was born at 12:23 am on August 12.   Meconium
>>from
>>: baby and heavy maternal bleeding issues added a bit of anxiety to the
>>event.
>>: She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Mom and baby are
>>both
>>: fit as a fiddle at this point.  Dad and big brother are just smitten
>>with
>>: her.  So far, she is a very mellow baby.  Today I had to go shopping for
>>: newborn clothes since everything we bought before hand was 0 to 3 months
>>and
>>: was far too big.  She really needs newborn sizes for a while.
>>:
>>: It has sure been a fast and furious couple of weeks.  We now have one
>>more
>>: August birthday to celebrate.  My son and his family from Florida (my
>>first
>>: grand daughter included) are visiting both families this week which will
>>: encompass both weekends.  If the planets align appropriately, I may get
>>a
>>: few pictures of all three of my grandchildren at once!  My son moved to
>>: Florida 13 years ago and hasn't been back since.  We generally go there
>>: since we have more family there.  He is spending the weekend with us
>>while
>>: his wife and daughter are in the Poconos with her family.  He will join
>>them
>>: there on Monday.  It is so nice to have him here.  It sure has been busy
>>: with the baby only being a few days old and trying to help my daughter
>>while
>>: trying to spend as much time with my son as I can.  I guess it keeps you
>>: young!
>>:
>>: I have quilts all planned for the new baby and hope to start on them
>>right
>>: after Labor day since I am committed every day until then.  I have all
>>the
>>: fabrics which are already washed so I am ready to go.  I have a web page
>>: almost done for the new baby and will make sure to post pictures of her
>>: quilts and crocheted blankies.
>>:
>>: I hope everyone has been well - you are always in my prayers and good
>>: thoughts.  I hope to get caught up on the postings in the next few days.
>>:
>>: --
>>: Alice in NJ
>>: "Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up
>>depends
>>: on us." Thomas L. Holdcroft
>>: to reply, replace hyphen with a real hyphen

>>:
>>:

 
 
 

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Post by Musicmake » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 21:22:46


YYYAAAYYY - I love the name Willow - so elvish!

Musicmaker