9 Days after I gave birth to baby Zayn, I was rushed to hospital and it was confirmed that I had been struck with endometritis ..http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endometritis So pretty much what happened was bits of my placenta decided they wanted to stick around and infect the line of my uterus. Fever for three days straight, didn’t think anything huge of it.. Until told by the doctor that if I had let it go one more day I wouldn’t have been alive. It’s deadly , so read the link, know the symptoms as it’s more common these days than you think.
Following a four day course of four different antibiotics my milk had completely been drained to only a couple of drops. It was sad, as I was so excited to breast feed, and as a result started zayn on s26 gold newborn (hospital reccomendation).
So then began the process of carrying powder around, making sure I was at a family or friends house when it was time for his feed so I could have his warm water prepared (big hassle).. And then one day on ebay ( lifesaver ) I came across “Thermos”, I made sure in the description ts was able to keep liquids warm for up to 8 hours !
I cannot describe the excitement I felt when it arrived. His late night feeds were so quick and easy, I didnt have to stand and wait for his water to be at the exact, right temp.. instead it was: pour,powder and shake..
I highly reccomend a thermos, for Mums that have decided, or have no other choice but to bottle feed to invest in one of these and thank me later (:
So for all of those who have children or are expecting, I’m sure you can all relate to the first time you found out you were pregnant ! Whether it was by peeing on a stick (have no shame) or the blood test (most common) after realising youve missed your period, the feeling of butterflies in your tummy could not have been any different.
For those first couple of months, I felt anything but pregnant.. wondering when this little thing was going to start kicking already ! I still remember being at work and being stared at by those who ofcourse didnt know me, as if I had a beer belly ! But I have to admit it gave me a little giggle… Finally when i decided to let my friends and work colleagues know that I was happily expecting I had mixed reactions. There was ofcourse the “WOW! Congrats youre really young though dont you think?”, “OH, there goes your life” and the most common “Youre going to be a great Mum”.. Dont even try beating yourself up wondering why people say such things, just remember that during your pregnancy/post baby to surround yourself with those people that were genuinely happy for you from the very start !
So here I am now, with a wonderful boy named Zayn born on the 22nd of Feb 2013, at 8.27am !
I know there are baby forums where youcan ask questions and get a response, but wouldnt it be lovely if we can all share our experiences and ideas, as we journey through Motherhood ? Exactly what my objective was when I decided to start my own blog… Feel free to comment on what kind of reactions you all recieved when you told your friends/family/work colleagues you were expecting (: