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Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Dragonflye, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Fraddycat

    Fraddycat · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on the safe arrival of Amelia! Wishing you a speedy recovery! best wishes Jane x
     
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    Congratulations :clap:

    Good health & happiness to you all :)

    Angie
     
  3. JConnor

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    Congratulation On the Birth of Amelia (wonderful name same as my step daughter).
    My Daughter suffered Hypo's when she was born as well was so scary at the time, constant breast feeding and full formula feeds as well to try and stabilize it.
    Another word from rescent experience my little one weighed 8lbs 8oz at 36 weeks and lost a lot in first few days but didn't put it back on like non diabetic babies do, regular midwife and health visitor was constantly on my case saying she was 'failing to thrive' etc and needed to be seen by pead's had us so worried, but pead said straight away that can happen when they born extra big because of the diabetes and was nothing to worry about.
    Hope you all settling down well and congratulations again
     
  4. JConnor

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    Congratulation On the Birth of Amelia (wonderful name same as my step daughter).
    My Daughter suffered Hypo's when she was born as well was so scary at the time, constant breast feeding and full formula feeds as well to try and stabilize it.
    Another word from rescent experience my little one weighed 8lbs 8oz at 36 weeks and lost a lot in first few days but didn't put it back on like non diabetic babies do, regular midwife and health visitor was constantly on my case saying she was 'failing to thrive' etc and needed to be seen by pead's had us so worried, but pead said straight away that can happen when they born extra big because of the diabetes and was nothing to worry about.
    Hope you all settling down well and congratulations again
     
  5. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fab news. Congratulations to you all :D
     
  6. noblehead

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    Congratulations Dragonfly :thumbup:
     
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    Congratulations to you all :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  8. Dragonflye

    Dragonflye Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey :) just wanted to say we are still under midwife care as though Amelia is putting on weight, she's not putting on a lot (and thats after loosing a total of 13.1% of her birth weight) so is now still at 10% down from her birth weight. We do have the midwife on our backs, needs feeding every 2 hours, onto bottles now :( and apparently she has to have 3oz every 2 hours :( even the health visitor was shocked at how much they were expecting her to have!!! Other than that Amelia is great :) she's bright and alert and a happy little girl :)

    my diabetes on the other hand is all over the place LOL on a tbr of 75% then ill need to cancel it and then 2 or 3 hours later ill need to drop insulin again lol its a bit of a rollercoaster atm :)
     
  9. JConnor

    JConnor Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Drangonflye,
    I feel so angry reading your post, NOT at you but at midwifes etc BECAUSE i had exactly same, trying to pressurize me into bottle feeding saying i was providing her enough milk etc they left me feeling like a failure. she was 5 weeks old when midwife discharged us and only AFTER consultant at hospital said its natural with diabetes. Our babys are born much bigger than they would be without diabetes, when they are born they natuarlly 'shed' the weight that they acquired. What makes me mad is they try to get them back up to the birth weight to quick, Alexis was born on 99.6 centile if she had maintained her weight she would of ended up being classed as obese. have you thought about speaking to the diabetes specialist midwife? i did and helped so community midwifes understand more. It took Alexis 5 weeks to get back to her birth weight. the most important thing is that Amelia is alert!
    Trust YOUR instincts with her, i personally demand fed and ignored there advice.
    If you ever want to chat im here, been through it rescently and all still very fresh in my mind.
    Good luck
     
  10. Dragonflye

    Dragonflye Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    19 days and Amelia is still under midwife care!!! A few issues still but her weight gain is still very slow... although 1st time midwife has said that the HUGE weight loss was artificial weight she lost due to my diabetes :) She's still a little poppet :D sleeps most of the night ;) and my hubby deals with night time stuff to let me sleep lol
    diabetes is all fun and games though, 10l of lucozade in 7 days regardless of what changes i make to my pump... i dont like doing things normally LOL
     
  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Aaawwww dragonflye, I am SO pleased for you and hubby, congrtulations. What a pretty name, Amelia is, I like that :thumbup:

    I hope the diabetes settles down soon, I know how up and down the blood sugars were with me!

    My daughter was premature and very small and it took months for her to get to over 7lb, but she has gone from strenght to strenght and I'm sure your 'little poppet' will do the same. Take good care of yourself with my very best wishes and a ((((((((hug))))))) for Amelia. RRB
     
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