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#16 ~~KylieB~~

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:36 PM

Hello

I have finally made it here. We only got home yesterday from hospital. Oliver is just a gorgeous little thing and his brother is quite smitten with him although we ave had a few teething problems as far as behaviour goes but nothing too bad. Oliver has been feeding like a champ, waking every 3.5 to 4 hrs overnight and taking 30 mins to feed and put back to sleep (we are bottlefeeding). He is quite a content little fella and only cries if there is a problem, (usually hunger) I am so glad to be home though and feel fabulous so far. I shall upload some photos as soon as I can. As Mr #2 is due to wake any moment.

Has anyone set up a facebook page for us at all? I have photos of Oliver on there so I could share them with you there
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:09 PM

hehe sorry GW didnt mean to make you accountable with the list laugh.gif that is pretty reasonable progress though! And good work on getting fitted for a bra and getting the paperwork done!

We can't do the centrelink baby bonus form as work is still buggering around with my pay - they have stuffed up my mat leave pay as well now sad.gif (good old QLD health pay roll system that has been on the news) so we can't estimate our income for the baby bonus.. will have to do it after the 6 months.. oh well if we get it at least its like a saving scheme laugh.gif

That is so awesome that J is feeding 4 hrly and did those 5 hr stretches - isnt she a good one wub.gif
I have been wondering about Bronte too as she has really long awake stretches too! Elka was never like that - she was back asleep less than an hour after feeding.. but Bronte seems really content and sleeps well at night so I don't want to mess with it I guess wink.gif

I LOVE that pic of J - how pretty is she and how cute is the nappy wub.gif

Must be the time we get organised as I came in to post a pic too!

But first of all a huge congrats Kylie - great to hear that things are going well and that you are feeling so great. Is Andrew being a bit naughty? Elka has really started acting up in the last few days - lots of pushing boundaries dry.gif

And here is a pic of my Bronte-baby (Elka's name for her) wub.gif
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

Forgot to add, yes there is a facebook page Kylie. I think you have to PM Babu as she is the creator smile.gif

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(Penny P Star @ Jun 12 2010, 02:37 PM) View Post

Forgot to add, yes there is a facebook page Kylie. I think you have to PM Babu as she is the creator smile.gif


oh no, not another Mummy group going to disappear to facebook ?


Amy, that qld health payroll thing really stumps me. I worked in payroll for a number of years and I know how much training, testing, retesting etc we went through before implementing a new system and that was only for a payroll of 100 to 5000 (guessing here, can't remember). How on earth could Qld health get it so wrong?!?! I bet you are furious everytime you check your bank account or payslip.


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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE(¤Amy¤ @ Jun 12 2010, 02:45 PM) View Post

oh no, not another Mummy group going to disappear to facebook ?
Amy, that qld health payroll thing really stumps me. I worked in payroll for a number of years and I know how much training, testing, retesting etc we went through before implementing a new system and that was only for a payroll of 100 to 5000 (guessing here, can't remember). How on earth could Qld health get it so wrong?!?! I bet you are furious everytime you check your bank account or payslip.

you got it - I have been chasing a pay discrepancy with them since Feb this year and now they have added insult to injury by stuffing my maternity leave too. I find it so hard to believe that they could have done such a massive fail of this system blink.gif

as for the facebook thing - we are pretty slack on that group - is mainly for sharing pics for people that arent comfy putting them here smile.gif (which clearly isnt me laugh.gif )


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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE(Penny P Star @ Jun 12 2010, 03:22 PM) View Post

you got it - I have been chasing a pay discrepancy with them since Feb this year and now they have added insult to injury by stuffing my maternity leave too. I find it so hard to believe that they could have done such a massive fail of this system blink.gif

as for the facebook thing - we are pretty slack on that group - is mainly for sharing pics for people that arent comfy putting them here smile.gif (which clearly isnt me laugh.gif )


holy dooly! I wonder why they didn't just go back to their old system when they had such a major %*&$(#) up the first pay run. Geez, apart from the employees not getting paid or paid properly, I feel for the payroll staff that have no say in this sort of thing and just have to 'shut up and do their job'. I know if this sort of thing had happened when I was doing payroll I would be dreading going to work each day. I wonder how many stress leave claims come out of this!

Ok i will shut up now about work stuff.

well I'm glad you won't be hiding your pics away Amy biggrin.gif

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:52 AM

Ugh - that sucks. People's pay is the one thing you don't mess with.

I completed the centrelink form so she's added to my medicare card and therefore medicare safety net. I've spent a bit on her health since she's been born, as she's had some hip issues due to being breech - involving ultrasounds and a consult with an orthopaedic surgeon. The consensus is her hips should sort themselves out naturally and its just some tight ligaments! But it's cost me about $1,000 to get to that consensus, so I'm all keen to get as much back from Medicare as I can.

I said no to the baby bonus part, as we can't estimate our income as part of DH's income is discretionary. You can claim it later, so I'll do that when I know what our income is.

QUOTE(Penny P Star @ Jun 12 2010, 03:22 PM) View Post

as for the facebook thing - we are pretty slack on that group - is mainly for sharing pics for people that arent comfy putting them here smile.gif (which clearly isnt me laugh.gif )

yep, another slacker over here who hardly uses facebook and hasn't yet managed to join the group. I should, but I think Babu probably has her hands full with a newborn at the moment laugh.gif

Penny - "Bronte Baby" is gorgeous! And that is such a cute name for her! wub.gif and someone needs to keep me accountable!

Kylie I'm glad to hear everything is going well and Oliver is feeding and sleeping well.

The last two nights, J has been feeding hourly and unsettled from about 6ish to 9ish, but then feeds and goes straight back to sleep for her next two night time feeds (about 12 and about 4:30 - conveniently the same time as DH wants to get up to watch the soccer - she's her fathers daughter). I can handle the unsettledness (is that a real word?) for the easy settling she does during the night. Now that I've said that - tonight will probably be different laugh.gif

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:10 PM

Hey girls,

Just a quick hello - am so excited to be joining you in here!!

GW I'll let you update the list at the start of this thread -

10th June - Babu - Miss E - 7 pounds 0

(Full name and photos on FB for those who want to see - PM me and I'll add you as a friend and to the June Mummies group. Just a little bit conscious about posting publicly!)

We are so very smitten with our little girl wub.gif

Quick question for the day - did anyone else experience alot of pain/engorgement when their milk came in? Am really struggling with it today, hoping things settle down soon?

Loving seeing the photos of your beautiful bubbas, they are all so different already aren't they? wub.gif


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:53 PM

Babu I have updated it for you. Let me know if its OK.

Regarding your question - yep, my boobs hurt when my milk came in, and they still often hurt (although not as bad) when she's been ages between a feed. I used these rite aid soothing gel pad things that I was given and it helped heaps with the pain, but it was very 'healing' on the nipples, and it was like starting over again and a bit ouchy, so I haven't used them since. It does settle down though.

The ABA recommend cold cabbage leaves to help with engorgement pain - might be worth a shot.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:42 PM

Aww Babu your girl is just gorgeous wub.gif I love the fb photos. You look amazing too! You sound very content - so happy for you.

I am so envious of you guys with your teeny tiny bubs - they look so newborn and precious. My big beefa already looks like a 3 week old laugh.gif and is fitting some of her 000 suits already. We have way too many newborn nappies for her too as I think she is going to outgrow them before we finish all the boxes we have been given!

QUOTE(Babu @ Jun 14 2010, 03:10 PM) View Post

Quick question for the day - did anyone else experience alot of pain/engorgement when their milk came in? Am really struggling with it today, hoping things settle down soon?

oh yes - I got terrible engorgement with Elka - it went for a few days sad.gif this time I had one day of it. But its so sore isn't it - I was just putting anything cold on my boobs or having a warm shower and letting them leak in the shower to relieve the pressure. Its so hard to get them to attach when your boobs feel like bowling balls hey!
Hope you feel better soon.

Gosh Bronte is just keeping me guessing with what sort of a routine she wants to put herself in! She is pretty consistant with cluster feeding in the evenings until about 7-8pm and then 4 hrly over overnight.. but last night she went 8 hours without a feed from 7pm until 3am (that much sleep was bliss for me!) BUT then today she has fed every 1.5 hours wacko.gif Not sure if she is having a growth spurt or is just using my boobs to settle... she won;t take a dummy though but she loves to suck herself to sleep on my boob which I am not a fan of as I prefer her to self settle to sleep from awake.... uurgh every baby is SO different, Elka was not like this at all rolleyes.gif tongue.gif

Jase is sick with a tummy bug sad.gif so I had both kids to myself today - urrgh!! ELka was SO naughty all day - she is really playing up to get attention sad.gif and my lower back and pelvis is really killing me after grocery shopping etc. I think as much as I was feeling good and strong, that I have to realise that I am not quite all healed yet!

Sorry that was a real me post!

How is everyone else doing? xoxo

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:17 AM

We have the child health nurse visiting us today (currently waiting for the phonecall to tell me the time of the visit) - so I'll let you know whether my teeny tiny bub is still a teeny tiny bub laugh.gif . She now has chubby cheeks and a double chin, so I'm thinking we're looking at a pretty decent weight gain. Has made all the boob pain worth it.

J is fitting into some bonds 000's, length wise, and some 0000's. But they all swim on her width wise. Lucky she's got a cloth nappy in there filling her out!

And I'm still trying to guess at what sort of routine we're ending up with. She will be consistent for 2 to 3 days, and then it will all change again. Yesterday was a changed day, and for her two feeds this morning so far, she's wanted to be awake for a bit then have another feed about an hour later before going to sleep! Where did my cruisy baby who went straight back to sleep after a night time feed go!

I finally sorted out this facebook group thing, so I'm off to look at Babu's gorgeous Miss E (and find out what the E stands for!!).

ETA: Babu she's gorgeous - and I love the name wub.gif

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 11:50 AM

As promised some photos of my superlicious prince

Mummy giving Oliver his first bath with Andrew watching

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:22 PM

Kylie - Oliver is gorgeous wub.gif his hair looks quite long too!

Ooh GW - hope your chubba cheeked J does well in her check up wub.gif

Oh I hear you on the randomness of bubs routine!

We had a 7 hr stretch last night - lovely! but back to close together feeds this morning. But she loved going shopping today - I bought so much stuff for myself that I filled the pram blush.gif and I had to carry her laugh.gif and she got lots of attention! So good to be able to buy normal clothes again and I treated myself to a couple of new pairs of knee high boots, now to decide which ones to wear to Elka's party tongue.gif

Off to cook the second of Elka's three bday cakes. She decorated the one that went with her to daycare this morning - so cute and she was so proud!

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:59 PM

Man i have no idea where to start typing, i am so so behind.

Congratulations Kylie, he is just cute.

Amy i hope Jas gets better soon so he can help you again. I hear you on trying not to do too much, its hard sometimes isnt it? Honestly cannot imagine what it would be like to have a newborn and a toddler to look after.

Hope everything goes well with the child nurse GW, how cute are the little double chins they get? How are you going with your cloth nappies? We are in a mix at the moment as my prefolds are just not standing up to it, they get soaked wayyy to easily. And most of my other nappies are way to big for him. Although so far i have only had leaking issues with the sposies, go figure. Im hoping to build up some mroe OSFM soon, i just still cant decide which ones i want to try.

Babu, yup my milk coming in felt like i had rocks in my boobs, and i agree with Amy it is like feeding with bowling balls when they are hard. Its does settle down though thankfully. I woke up one morning and i had slept on my side with my arm above my head as i had bubs sleeping in with me and everything felt like it had shifted to my neck, OUCH. Shame i still slept the same the next night rolleyes.gif

Did anyone else hospital pretty much make you sleep with bubs in bed? I went to put him in the cot the first night as i was scared to sleep with him in case i rolled on him, but the MW told me to leave him with me because otherwise he will only whinge. So they put both bed rails up and his mattress frm the cot against one railing. Man i was scared laugh.gif

I dont think im going to write up a birth story elesehwere but i will give you a quick run down, theres lots i cant remember and some i think ive blocked out. I woke at 2am with contractions and they lasted every ten minutes for quite a few hours. To begin with i was falling asleep in between them but that soon stopped. Then about 7ish hubby was up and i went and got him to time them, they were now at 4 mins apart and getting a little hard to handle. So i rang the delivery suite and they said to come in. I ended up in the same room that i had had all my monitoring done when i had been in the delivery suite. Cracked me up. I had to have the ctg put on as bubs was 'so small' he needed closer monitoring. And i needed my blood pressure taken alot as it was still high, had been for about a week. I had a trainee OBs in with the MW so everything was done twice, oh the joys. I spent most of the labour leaning over the bed or on a mattress on the floor with my head down and bum up laugh.gif i then moved to that position on the bed with a bean bag. I spent most of the labour like that and therefor didnt see much because i barely looked up. Strange i know.

Because i had a fair bit of back pain i opted for the water injections. They STUNG like you wouldnt beleive. They provided releif for about 20 mins and then it all came back again. I then started on the gas, it was quite good. Hubby was told pretty sternly not to try it by the MW, she said she could kick him out and she had no problems doing so...... how boring is she laugh.gif fast forward i have no idea how long and i had an internal to check to see how far i was dialated, i was only 7cms and my waters still hadnt broken. So the MW offered to break them if i wanted. I had no idea if i should or not but it sounded good. So they were broken (uncomfortable plus). And then pretty much straight away i wanted to push and push really hard. I had to keep being told not too which was so hard. By this time i was laying on my side from having my waters broken and i was gripping onto the bed for dear life trying not to push. and sucking like mad on the gas. This went on for a bit and then all of a sudden one of the MW yelled out "we have a bradie" and people started rushing in. I was so scared and confused about what was going on, i remember a nurse or MW i had never seen before standing next to me telling me what was going on and that bubs heart rate had dropped and they needed to get him out and all i could think was "Who the F... are you?" I look up and the obs i had seen the other day and some other lady are trying to get me to put my legs in stirrups. Cue alot of panicking from me, i honestly thought they were going to perform a csec right there i was that freaked. They told me they were going to give me an episiotomy and vaccum bubs out. With some cues on when to push and not too, which i didnt adhear to that well from memory my little man was born. He was placed straight on my chest before he had to be checked over by the paeds but his apgar was 9 and 9 so all good. He was placed back on me while i was being stitched up, i ended up tearing more so had a 3a tear. While stitching me they all had to leave bar the mw as the exact same scenario happened down the hall (and happened twice again the next day).

I spent three days in hopsital because my blood pressure wouldnt cooperate, and i ended up being put on tablets for it. Feeding has been interesting to say the least. Bubs kept feeding like mad and i couldnt figure out what i was doing wrong until a MW (older one) told me at 4am that it was normal he was just feeding like that trying to get my milk to come in. No other MW had ever mentioned anything even though they new i was getting upset over it. Its all worth it though, my little man has put on weight, he was never measured again in hospital but i dont think he lost any weight.

Hmm routine, i dont even think i have a smidgen of a routine going laugh.gif Im just demand feeding at the moment and my that can be often. Im really enjoying being a mum, he is such a little cutie.

I have filled in all the C'link forms but still havent actually taken them in to Medicare. That was going to be my outing for today but we had an extremely unsettled night last night so i dont know if i could be bothered laugh.gif


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Posted 15 June 2010 - 05:07 PM

Ugh - I totally get the phrase "dont wake a sleeping baby". The child health nurse came over today and woke J up to weigh her at about 11ish. Well, between 11 and 4 she's had about half an hours nap. She just wanted to feed, (My poor boobs don't know what to think - we had a nice 4hrly pattern going, but now its all shot to pieces!) but then wouldn't go to sleep. We tried the rocking chair, we tried going for a walk, we tried wandering around the house, we tried self settling. Nothing worked. She's just gone down at about 4ish - she must be exhausted - because I know I am!

On the plus side the nurse is happy with her, and she's put on 700g since leaving hospital. Apparently that is double the average weight gain! She's 4.1kg now and in the 75th percentile for height and weight. Penny I told you she wasn't a teeny tiny bub anymore - she's almost as big as Bronte! but we're not getting lovely 7 hour sleeps like you guys!

I'm exhausted, but need to wind down before I can sleep, so I'm on the couch with a cup of tea and some chocolate that was earmarked for chocolate chip cookies for visitors later this week. I'm in such denial about ever fitting into anything pre-pregnancy again laugh.gif

Kylie I love the pictures of Oliver - gorgeous.

Kisma - thanks for the birth story update. At hospital they slept bubs in the bassinet in my room, but we did some skin to skin naps early in the mornings, and a few of the midwives were super supportive of that. Co-sleeping is not for me, so I dealt with the whinges by having the bassinet close enough for me to reach out and touch her. That usually quietened her down if it was a whinge (if it was hunger, nothing works but food!).

Oh, and I also found that each midwife had different advice. It was good to hear a variety of opinions, but also got confusing. i.e. one said to hold my boobs a certain way so I wouldn't suffocate her, another said not to hold as it can cause blocked ducts! So I'm just going with the advice that I like (and the ABA for anything breastfeeding related).

I updated sesame's nappy thread with the results of my cloth nappies. Prefolds were fairly crap for us, not absorbant enough and took too long to dry, so I'm mainly using terry squares and covers and have been trying out my OSFM now that she fits into them. love the greenkids, itti bitti and sewy joeys - can't for the life of me work out how to get the baby beehinds nappy on to fit her. I struggle with snaps! I'm going to use them a few more times, and then work on increasing my stash. I am also going to buy some covers in Medium and Large, so I can continue using the terry squares. I'm surprised at how easy they are to use.

Penny sounds like you and your girls had a great time shopping. Bronte must get that from you!! I'd love to see a pic of the cake!

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