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How long after a ba + bl before you could pick up your child?

I have a 1 year old who cant walk yet and who i will have to put in and get out of a cot.. trying to suss out how long I'll need around the clock help for haha

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im in the same position, our youngest will turn one just beforemy surgery, so ill be following :) 

Hubby will be taking just over a week off.. and the kids bedrooms are upstairs at our place.. im thinking i might have to set the cot mattress on the floor in our room until i can lift her a bit more easily... 

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oh how exciting Bunnychook!!! thats awesome news, Ive heard people that have just taken everything really slowly and carefully and getting used to caring for bubs not too long after. Ive been told to just start feeding little ones on the floor or buying a little kiddie table and chairs so you dont have lift them up into a high chair. and basically doing a squat to pick them up so you dont bend over and knock the girls about lol.. Its not ideal but i personally couldnt go a whole six weeks without picking our little one up at all.

Fingers crossed a week is ok for you!

Did the surgeon mention anything about caring for kids post op?

 

What size ect are you going if you dont mind me asking? :) 

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I was thinking the same, to just get help for as long as i can and then hopefully i can just deal with it.

He said at first i wouldnt be able to pick him up but if someone were to put him on my lap and then i stand up with him then that would be easier (not very practical lol) and that if i were to manage getting him in and out of his cot then my swelling and pain would be worse..

I'm not sure! He suggested about 295 moderate plus since I'm a size 6-8 with a saggy b-c cup but before kids i was a dd and i said i like the fuller look (not the natural look) so he said he'd order high profile 325 350 and 375 while i decide and if on the day what i pick doesn't look great then he'll swap it for one of the others..

But now im second guessing going that big and it's messing with my head big time lol

What size and shape are u going? Oh I'm going round by the way haha

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Dr dona is usually booked months in advance so my consult is 4/6 then surgery 9/6.

 

Im a size 12 atm and my boobs have shrunk to a small saggy b on one side and a large b on the other :( , down from a breastfeeding D and im fairly tall with the hourglass shape so im pretty sure i can pull off bigger implants to even out my hips lol. Im hoping anywhere between 500-700ccs hahaha i want the big round fake look. But ill go with whatever the doctor thinks will get me the look i want and what will fit. Not sure on profile, but i know i definitely want projection as well as size.

 

I know for me personally id hate to spend all the money and time and just end up wanting them bigger. 

Well i hope everything goes well for you! I'd love to follow your journey to see what i may be up for.

 

GL xx

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Ahh that's how i feel! All the money and scars and pain just to wish u went bigger! I just flicked through some pics with hubby and think we both agree on the 375, now just to sort out him getting some time off so i can book in!

Dr Dona is less conservative than others isn't he? 375 was the biggest mine would let me go, i think he would have died if i said 700 lol..

Thanks :) all the best with yours too!

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Hi ladies :)

My surgeon said to not pick up my 18month old for 3 weeks and even then only if I have too.. He said I can move the implant out of place which I didn't want to happen! I spent too much money on these puppies to wreck them lol

Every surgeon is different but be sure to follow their advise :)

Good luck xx

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Ahhh that worries me!

My surgeon had a spot free in 3 weeks time so i rushed around to see what I could organise (only 1 week of constant help) and he said that would be fine with the valium he will give me also... time will tell i guess lol

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Hi ladies. I'm having a ba/bl next Wednesday. My ps said four weeks. I have a one year old. Luckily hubby can have a month off. Not sure how she'll cope though, she's a real mummy's girl. My little boy is 3 1/2 and like a cyclone so I have to be careful with him too. Not fun.....

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Less than a week! How exciting for u, good luck!

Oh mine too, I feel so sad that my youngest won't understand why I won't be able to cuddle or carry him around as i usually would :(

4 weeks! I guess i should trust my doctor but these answers are making me nervous lol

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So defiantly check with your doctor and follow what they say as every doctor is different.

On day six I picked up my ten month old but it was only in and out of the cot for his day time nap, so twice a day for just a few seconds, I was told when lifting to make sure there centre and not to favour a side. I only did this for his day time nap, I was lucky he would stand up for me so there was no awkward movements in picking up, cuddle time was on the floor as well as feeding time. I also have two year old and before the BA we got her a bed so she could climb in and out herself. Got lots of playdoh, DVDs and stickers to entertain them. I look back now and I really wish I had organised some extra help during the day, even though my boobies went really well recovering I was extremely tired. Good Luck :)

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I am 2 weeks today BL and there is no way I would pick my daughter up yet even if she was half the age. 3 weeks is good advice because you do not want to put any stress on that incision junction or you could end up with bigger scars or incisions that are taking longer to heal. Even now if i am reaching to get washing out of the tub i can feel it pulling on the t junction. How does your little one go with piggy backs? they could climb on your back if they are strong, but remember you cant put your arms behind your back for 2 weeks either. If you can get someone to help for  2 weeks that would be ideal. I had 7 days help and really struggled after because with a BL you really need to move like a TRex and keep your elbows in at all times so as not to pull on the T junction... or if you have a good sleeper you could set up their mattress on the floor so there is no lifting. 

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Thanks for the advice ladies!

I've managed to scrounge up help for a bit closer to 2 weeks and hubby has implied that if I'm really in a bad way then he'll try and get a couple of more days of..

Kim82 i will definitely take on the tip of keeping him centered when i do have to pick him up - hopefully only in and out of the cot twice a day also! And then he can do the crawling to the living room lol.. how did nappy changing go for u? X

Dani666- the piggy backs are a good idea but i wouldn't trust him not to let go, he's a bit of a thrill seeker lol.. how is the pain for u now at 2 weeks? Or is it just more of a tightness? X

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I was a BL darl...so not the same story as BL/BA, But my pain has been next to zero the entire time apart from after one day when i had to drive in that terrible weather (still kept my elbows to my side AT ALL TIMES). I have been getting the very occasional twinge of pain for a second or two around the nipple area which is totally normal due to the internal stitches. Otherwise its only my shoulders that are hurting because i cant stretch them like i usually do. 

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Ok so I'll answer my own question now since I'm a week post op and in case anybody else wants some further info/opinions on this :)

I picked up my 1 yr old up after 5 or 6 days (getting my days mixed up from meds) but i felt it all in my biceps and then had him on my hip, I did feel it slightly but that just showed me how I could and couldn't support him.

I completely limit myself to doing it only when getting him in n out of his cot/high chair :)

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Hey Bunnychook

 

you are a few weeks post surgery now, how is it going?  I am booked in for a BL on one side and a BA on both,  I have a 2.5 year old and a 5.5 year old, the older one is not an issue and hoping little man will be ok.  My question is regarding house help.  I have an aupair who is great and I thought I was going to have my hubby here but turns out he has to work - how did you manage in the week post surgery?

 

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Hey just saw this post. I was told 6 weeks. At my two week check up they said, that's what we tell you so you're not stupid. I'm now four weeks and can carry miss 12 odd kilos for short periods. I don't over do it and avoid the car seat if in public with a car close next door. I need the door fully extended with a lot of room. Hope this helps others.

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