Hi everyone! Just a quick catch-up.
B is still sleeping well and although is a bit harder to settle these days, he can go down whether its light or not - for now! He has a 'demon feed' between 9pm and midnight that I have trouble settling him for, but apparently it's normal for babies to have a long awake time late at night. Otherwise we're doing just fine. I've been out lots of times with him and feel pretty comfortable with hubby at work. B's also growing in front of me which makes me a bit sad actually, I love having a newborn, they're so precious and I wish this time would last a bit longer.
We're still doing the combination bf and formula although last night his poo was a horrible green/brown which according to a bf book I have, may indicate lactose intolerance? He doesn't seem to be having too much trouble but I'll keep an eye on it.
We're currently planning our NZ trip and it looks like the first week of July is the go. I can't wait! I'm so homesick and it's going to be wonderful introducing B to the family. Plus we've got a fantastic airfare deal so hubby can come along as well, it's costing us $620 for all three of us return, including two domestic flights!!
We finally folded and got Foxtel installed today. I haven't needed it before and hate all the ads on it but we got a great deal because we have our home phone, internet and mobiles with Telstra and as I'm home so much these days, we figured it'd be worth it. I'm currently watching mythbusters...
Sex - still bleeding here so no nookie for us just yet. I'll ask about contraception at the 6-week check up.
Mothers Day - spending it with our mothers. Hubby jokingly said he'd take B to the shops so he could get me a present.
Housework - because B has good long sleeps during the day, I do the housework as it's required. That way it's a small amount each day.
Change of nappy - yep, I do it each feed. As we get on average 3.5-4 hours between each feed, his nappy is always very wet and full each time so I have to. He only has one pooey nappy per day which usually occurs during his unsettled time late at night.
YG & Summa - thanks for the heads up on the amount you're feeding your babies. B does seem to be drinking a lot because he has the same amount and he's two weeks younger than your babies but if he's sleeping well, growing and has lots of wet nappies, I guess I'll just keep feeding as he requires it.
Toffee - I'm glad Karitane helped give you more confidence! I really hope it helps Blake settle better. It's also great he's gaining such a good amount of weight, you must have great milk!
Mon - It's lovely you've been able to find something positive in what's happened. It's great to hear Nina is feeding and growing well too.
Tanya - flash on babies, I'm sure that if you used them constantly all day, every day, perhaps it could cause some damage? But if you're taking the occasional photo, I think it'd be fine.
Well it's nap time and then B and I will go for a walk!
Hugs to everyone.