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Frenulotomy [20150102|11:58]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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(Tiny post-pregnancy joy: Shaving my legs for the first time in months. Tiny post-pregnancy sadness: Having to put incredibly sexy surgical compression stockings over my nice smooth legs for another four weeks. Yes yes, it's better than deep vein thrombosis. But still, my vanity: it hurts.)

Keiki was born tongue-tied. We didn't realise how bad it was until we went to our hospital appointment on Monday. The midwife examined him and told us he had both posterior and anterior ties, resulting in a 90% tongue tie. So we agreed to have it snipped.

It has to be said that his mum shed more tears over the procedure than he did. Since he was born British, perhaps a stiff upper lip at eleven days old was to be expected. As soon as it was done, he latched deeply straightaway, fed for ten minutes, then promptly passed out. We've had no complications since and his feeding technique has improved.

The next day, the health visitor came and examined him. I basked in the discovery that he had gained 220 grams on his birth weight. Don't laugh. This is the only measure of achievement I have at the moment.

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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2015-01-02 12:21 (UTC)
It's a good word, is that! :o)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-02 17:45 (UTC)
I looked up "frenulum" after the procedure, thinking it was just used to describe that bit under the tongue. But it turns out there are several frenula in the body - including the brain!
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2015-01-02 17:48 (UTC)
Who knew? :o)
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-01-02 13:13 (UTC)
Wow, that's extensive. Lucky it's an easy correction...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-02 17:46 (UTC)
Yes, it was! The biggest risk, apparently, is that it'll reattach. So we have to encourage him to stick his tongue out as much as possible. The toddler is loving this.
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2015-01-02 14:15 (UTC)
"Only measure of achievement" Pfft.
Getting through the day without going bonkers is a measure of achievement with two children.

Glad he is doing well and you are a day closer to removing the secksy stockings.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-02 17:47 (UTC)
Haha, also, "getting more than six hours of sleep". I don't care if it's all broken up as long as the hours are there.

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2015-01-04 05:56 (UTC)
do you need anything for the baby
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-01-05 16:27 (UTC)
Heh, not at all, thanks! We have an embarrassment of riches from sister-out-law (who has a daughter and a son) in terms of clothes, toys, cloth nappies, bedding, etc for both the toddler and the baby.
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