F*ck We’re Lucky

7 weeks ago I gave birth to our little boy Carter.
It was and is the most surreal feeling ever.  It’s been a really hard 7weeks with the poor bugger and us trying to figure out his tummy problems but what’s been incredibly easy is loving him.

Its a crazy love and I’ve never been so protective of something or someone in my life. I’m one of those mums that deaths stares people when they ask to hold him. Not because I want him all to myself but because it rips my heart out when he cries. And being only 7weeks with tummy problems, he cries…often.
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Each day is different and each day he teaches us something new.
I now get the ‘pressure’ mums feel to make the ‘right’ decisions.  I’m done feeling bad…this kid tummy sleeps, formula feeds and even uses a dummy.

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He’s also loved enormously and treated like a little king. So I make no apologies for not wanting to breast feed anymore or kissing him so much he sometimes wakes up and scowls at me.
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He’s my world. Salute to all the mums out there. Well done…this gig is a challenge.
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6 replies
  1. Kirsty
    Kirsty says:

    Amen to you all three of my kids were also bottle feed breast just did not work for me or them .
    they were also tummy sleepers and had dummys.
    my two girl gave up the dummy for tumb.
    all i have to say is you have to do want is right for you stuff every one else

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  2. lisa
    lisa says:

    Good on you maddi for doing what is right for you and your baby. I only breastfed for 3 days before i had nothing left in me physically and emotionally much to a lot of peoples disgust. My thomas was a crier with tummy problems and ended up at 7 weeks being lactose intolerant. So now we do what is right to make oir little man happy no matter what other people think. Love reading your blogs!

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  3. Bree
    Bree says:

    Congrats Hun
    He is beautiful!
    I formula fed my son, he had a dummy, slept on his side and tummy and i never breast fed him ever, which was a big frown from the nurses and doctors
    You will ALWAYS do what’s right for your child so stuff everyone else and their opinion
    Being a mum is the toughest job ever but it’s the most rewarding 🙂

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  4. Emily-Ray Hole
    Emily-Ray Hole says:

    Maddi 🙂
    My baby boy just turned 3 months, I was lucky enough to have an amazing pregnancy, also having a great baby, I consider myself a very lucky mummy, though due to a very SHIT birth, and my body being under so much stress I couldnt breastfeed, it broke my heart because I tried so very hard.
    And even now those certain people will judge you on every decision you make, it drives me absolutely mad.
    Nobody.. Absolutely nobody knows your baby better than you, so do what you need to, do what you want to.. It’s your baby 🙂
    Enjoy your little man, they grow so very fast.
    Xxoo

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  5. Sheree woodcroft
    Sheree woodcroft says:

    My first bub was the same maddi. She had horrible silent reflux so she didn’t projectile vomit but had the horrible pain after every feed. She slept on my chest for five months, was formula fed and still likes a cuddle to sleep (she’s nearly four). She is also amazingly smart, funny, social and a friendly well adjusted girl. I wish back then I’d had the courage to just be a good mum and do what I needed to instead of what your ‘supposed’ to do. Your baby doesn’t care what the books say they just want to be loved. You are doing an amazing job.

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  6. Tina
    Tina says:

    nawww such an adorable little guy, sounds like you’re doing a wonderful job, I hope his tummy troubles ease, poor little mite, it’s hard ‘cos that’s all anyone wants to do is hold/hug/smooch a new Bub, so makes it a little difficult doesn’t it, but I’m sure they’ll understand when you say, no can do……I look forward to following the journey x

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