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#16 hanes

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE(~amie~ @ Nov 16 2009, 07:32 AM) View Post

Today is my first day home alone with all 3 kiddles. am rather nervous but am sure it can't be that bad people do 3 under 3 all the time. besides boys have kindy tomorrow so it's only 1 day wacko.gif

How did your first day on your own go Amie? Hope it went well. smile.gif
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:59 PM

the day was pretty smooth actually. am quite surprised how smoothly actually, although i am starting
to worry that I am getting PND again. I am constantly feeling emotional and bursting into tears for no reason, even though i do actually know that i am copeing fine physically, emotionally something isn't right.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:54 PM

Thanks Hayli, when do we get to see pics of your 2 gorgeous ones??

Amie - Glad the day was smooth for you. I am in an at risk group for PND as I have had depression before and being single etc., so whilst in the hospital one of the midwives must've noticed me being upset and got the psych to come and visit me. They have already put me back on anti-depressants and am seeing a psychologist from the hospital, whom I saw yesterday, and she was happy with everything so I go back in 4 weeks. I think I am coping well so far, aided by the fact Abbey is an easy baby to take care of as I remember when I had depression in the past it was a monumental effort to even get in the shower.

How is everyone feeling?

I have lost 10kg since having Abbey, which is funny given I only put on 5, so I guess that morning sickness had its advantages!. I am loving not having constant heartburn, which given the size of her, compared to my tummy, it is not surprising I suffered.

I am still feeling quite "damaged" down there and have reached an extremely annoying stage of constant itchiness, which the child health nurse said it was a sign that it is healing. I certainly hope so!

I have my first mothers group meeting tomorrow, so that will be interesting, it is a special first time parents group. Abbey will also get weighed again as last Wednesday she had only put on 90 grams since leaving hospital. I have no idea where she puts it, as she certainly downs her bottles and does not bring much back up.

Hope we get more joining us this side soon.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:22 PM

Vanessa - Glad to hear that Abbey is a good little baby for you. I take my hat off to you being able to do it all on your own. Hopefully she starts putting on more weight soon but obviously she isn't too concerned if she is a happy chappy. Charlize put on 230 grams in 8 days!

Amie - Hope the depression stays away from you this time. Make sure you look after yourself and get some help when you need it.

I'm feeling really well. I'm not sure how much I weigh at the moment but I only had 5kgs to lose when I left the hospital. My stomach has shrunk almost back to what is was beforehand but I've been eating so much junk food since I've been home I don't think it's going to stay that way unsure.gif

Charlize has started to wake up more often during the night now, she led me into false hope, little munchkin! She did a couple of nights of 2 hourly feeds but last night was about 3 hours. I don't get any sleep during the day because my two girls never sleep at the same time. I'm functioning though smile.gif

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 07:25 PM

I can't believe how often I'm managing to get on these forums! Can you tell my hubby is still home? tongue.gif He goes back to work Saturday, so I'll probably be MIA for a while coping with the early starts.

Amie I'm really glad your day went smoothly. I'm sorry you're feeling a bit emotional at the moment. I hope this settles.

Vanessa, you know what I've missed? being able to sleep on my stomach. It's so nice I can do that now, although I do miss my pregnant belly. The only sign that I was ever pregnant recently are the few stretch marks I have around my belly button, otherwise I'm pretty much back to normal and in normal clothes.

Vanessa, I have to say too, I think you're doing a great job! And on your own too - I just don't know how I'd manage. And I wouldn't worry about the weight - if she's happy and drinking all her milk then I'm sure she's fine.

I used to find salt baths were really effective at relieving itchiness "down there". If you haven't tried this, maybe give it a go, It might help.

Enjoy your mothers group meeting tomorrow! smile.gif

Shari I've been eating quite a bit of naughty food too and I was thinking the same thing - I'm sure I'll start to pack on the kilos soon biggrin.gif So how are you managing the two girls through the day? Hopefully Charlize starts sleeping at the same time as Taia soon so you can get a nap too! Sounds like she's slowly stretching out those feeds. Does it take long to get her settled through the night?

I'll check out Heather's store - thanks Shari! smile.gif

Louis seems to take in a lot of wind with his feeds lately. He projectile vomited twice yesterday and then spent about an hour screaming, poor little man sad.gif . I'm finding he needs to be burped more often. He will often sleep for 3-4+ hours in a row - which is good, but I'm finding that he's awake for close to 2 hours at a time. Especially at night dry.gif But he is starting to self-settle which will be good when I need to focus on Annabelle, but through the night, I have to admit I tend to hold him or offer him a dummy (which he still makes a face at and spits it out after a few quick sucks tongue.gif ) so he doesn't wake up Annabelle rather than let him cry.

How is everyone else doing?



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Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:17 AM

Glad you are all doing well. I'm pretty devastated today. We had to have a repeat hearing test for Emme today and she still has absolutely no response in her right ear. We have to take her for further testing sad.gif to see what is causing the hearing loss and how bad it is. Her left ear is really great which is a bonus but sad.gif I'm so sad for my little girl. We have been through enough with JJ and all his assessments and now it is all starting again with her. Sorry for the me post sad.gif I'm just so sad.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:39 AM

Camilla - :-( I hope there is nothing permanent with Emme's hearing. On the plus side at least it has been picked up. Maybe early intervention will be the key.

Hayli - Louis sounds a lot like Cate was with her feeding early on. Does he feed for ages/comfort suck?? In hindsight that is what Cate would do, hence sucking in more wind and getting more upset. I always found it took about 45min after a feed for the wind to seem to pass through - it always seemed to need to get out through her bowels rather than via burping. Face down over my knees was the best position. Infacol after 1 month of age really helped us too.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:01 AM

Shari - I feel tired just reading about your sleep patterns! On the second night home Abbey slept from 11 - 5 and I thought this is bliss, until the child health nurse told me to wake her during the night to feed due to her lack of weight gain. She now wakes about every 3 and a half, 4 hours. Maybe she knows she only has me to rely on, so she is taking it easy on me?

Hayli - Thanks for that tip, I will be trying it out tonight before I go to bed. Poor Louis, that sounds terrible, Abbey has had one projectile vomit, all over her rocker. She does do these awful burps though that sound like an adult vomiting, but nothing comes out! Good luck with the self settling, I hope he continues to do this, it certainly is a bonus when you can put them down awake and know that within a few moments they will be asleep. Abbey loves her dummy, it seems to help her when she has wind pain.

Cam - Oh no, I can only imagine what you must be going through. I really hope it is not permanent and maybe with picking it up so early something can be done. Just remember we are all here for the good and the bad times so never appologise for having a me post!

I am off to the post office today to pick up 2 parcels and also to finally send Abbey's father her birth certificate and a stat dec for him to sign for CSA. He has been really unco-operative with giving me his address, it took over a week. He is still not taking any interest in Abbey, I asked him if he got the photo of her I texted him and he replied "yeah I think so'. Um, how can you not know if you have seen a photo of your daughter or not?. Oh well, not our problem. We have plenty of people around us (including 2 of his ex-friends) that would do anything for Abbey. I have some truly great friends wub.gif


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE(Camilla @ Nov 18 2009, 11:17 AM) View Post

I'm pretty devastated today. We had to have a repeat hearing test for Emme today and she still has absolutely no response in her right ear.

sad.gif Camilla I'm sorry to hear this. It's a good thing it was picked up so early though, and there is soooo many positive programs and groups out there, Im sure Emme will be fine.



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Hayli - Louis sounds a lot like Cate was with her feeding early on. Does he feed for ages/comfort suck?? In hindsight that is what Cate would do, hence sucking in more wind and getting more upset. I always found it took about 45min after a feed for the wind to seem to pass through - it always seemed to need to get out through her bowels rather than via burping. Face down over my knees was the best position. Infacol after 1 month of age really helped us too.

Yes, he does love to comfort suck. I never thought about that smile.gif. Thanks - and for the tip about Infacol. I might pick that up and give it a go - he'll be 1 month next week. wub.gif

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. He has been really unco-operative with giving me his address, it took over a week. He is still not taking any interest in Abbey, I asked him if he got the photo of her I texted him and he replied "yeah I think so'. Um, how can you not know if you have seen a photo of your daughter or not?. Oh well, not our problem. We have plenty of people around us (including 2 of his ex-friends) that would do anything for Abbey. I have some truly great friends wub.gif

That's right Vanessa, he will definitely miss out if he continues to be unco-operative. It's so good she has a loving mummy and you have lots of supportive friends. smile.gif
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 12:13 PM

Well yesterday was my first mothers group, and it went pretty well. It focused on settling babies, so at this stage for miss Abbey it is not needed but I made sure I paid attention for when I do. All the mums seem nice, there are about 8 of us. We shared our birth story and even the child health care nurse cringed when I told them Abbey's head circumference.

I picked up my parcels and received some lovely gifts, so far my favourite is a handmade knitted blanket that one of my friends mums from primary school made. It is so beautiful! I will have to take a photo of it.

Today I am off to the city with my friend who is visiting from Melbourne to hunt down Abbey's Christmas outfit and try to peek at all the santas to see which one is the nicest looking, so I can get that done next week.

I am coping really well ATM but part of me is worried that once my friend goes home and the novelty of a new baby wears off on my other friends, and possibly me, that I might find it hard to cope with doing this on my own.

Hope everyone else is well and enjoying their babies! Abbey is 3 weeks old today!
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE(**Vanessa** @ Nov 19 2009, 11:13 AM) View Post


I am coping really well ATM but part of me is worried that once my friend goes home and the novelty of a new baby wears off on my other friends, and possibly me, that I might find it hard to cope with doing this on my own.


You are doing a really great job Vanessa. I won't lie. It was my experience that it did get harder after about 6 weeks for me. 6-12 weeks was very hard as that was when Cate "woke up" so to speak. The thing you always have to remember is that you do get through it. Whatever they are doing doesn't last forever. It is really hard to keep that in mind sometimes when you are in the thick of a rough period. And vent as much as you like in here and to friends that you can. It helps just to know that others are going through the same thing. That is where I have found mothers group to be so great. There is always someone elses child that is doing the same as yours or worse. It helps you feel normal. MG has been my saviour at times and we are great friends after 2 years.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 06:11 PM


Hello mummies and babies wub.gif ! How are you all doing?

Camilla, I hope Emmes repeat test turns out to be fine. Em's cousin also had a bad hearing test result straight after birth, but the subsequent tests turned out fine. Hopefully Emme'e will be the same.

Vanessa, you are doing so well! You seem to be getting out and about every day, which is great!

Hayli, I hope Louis's wind is getting better! It's really stressful when they cry.

Is it best to join a mothers group early on? I was planning on waiting until after New year as my parents will be staying for most of December, but maybe I should try to go a few times before then?

Em is sleeping and feeding pretty well. Last night she fed at 11pm, 3am and 6am and went to sleep straight away in between, so we are feeling ok. I'm sure it will all go down hill soon though! DH has two weeks off so we are just chilling out at home, but trying to get out for an hour or so each day. We took Em to the child health nurse and she has already put on weight so pleased about that!
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 06:15 PM

Emma - I had Cate 24th Dec and I think the mothers group I ended up joining started late Feb. All it meant was that Cate was one of the oldest kids in the group. There is about 1.5-2 months between the oldest and youngest. But that is not a problem at all. The groups in our area only start once every 6 weeks so maybe just ask the health nurse when the next couple of groups are starting and make a decision from there as to which one you want to join.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:03 PM

Hi all,

Thanks Sara, I was almost not going to go yesterday with the weather being so terrible and having to rely on public transport, but I was determined to go as I have only moved up here and know basically no-one with babies.

I am not sure how mothers group is organised. Abbey is equal youngest, with the oldest being 9 weeks. It was just something the child health nurse mentioned on her first visit here, and again when I got her weighed last week. The one I go to is a special first time mothers group, although one of the ladies has a 9 year old, she feels like a first time mum again. Em sounds like Abs, although last night I did have a nice 5 hour sleep in there. During the day she sleeps most of the time as well, I think it is because she is always in her pram. After tomorrow I will be home a lot more as my mate will be back home. I will still be going to mothers group every Wednesday plus the hospital have an open house every second Tuesday so I would also like to pop along to that, next week the topic is toys.

I did not buy Abbey's christmas outfit today, I am still waiting on family assistance and baby bonus to start coming in, I did it online over 2 weeks ago. I must ring them tomorrow. I did however buy some awesome Christmas decorations.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:35 PM

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If you see me viewing its because I am so incredibly clucky atm! My big bubba just turned 1 and we have started ttc again (and I'm waiting for LJ's update) I promise I'll toddle off shortly but all the bubbas are just so cute and tiny!




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