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#31 Penny P Star

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:09 PM

Kisma - gosh I can so relate to your birth story, Elka's was very similar and quite traumatic. I am just so glad that Isaac is OK and that your blood pressure has settled down.
The co-sleeping thing - nope my hospital didnt encourage it at all. We had a double bed with no bed rails and heaps of pillows in hospital so I wouldnt have wanted bub in there anyway. I don't co-sleep at home either but I do doze a little whilst breastfeeding but that is propped up on pillows. I have two huge cats that sleep on me (I am a softie and by huge I mean one cat is 9kg!) so I wouldnt trust having bubs in there..

OMG go J - holy cow that is an awesome weight gain!! How right were you wtih your mummy instinct that she had packed on the weight tongue.gif
God I hate those unsettled times, you poor thing GW - we had the same thing yesterday only I woke her at 4.30pm (Why did I do that laugh.gif wacko.gif ) and then she wouldnt go down until 8pm... but we got another fantastic night out of her with only one feed between 7pm and 6.30 am - am loving all this sleep! But I just know its not going to last... tongue.gif

Today is ELka's 2nd bday - we had a gorgeous day, we surprised her with a swing and slide set and then spent the day at Seaworld... Bronte was so good the whole day being out. I am feeling a bit tired and sore - really need to get fit again laugh.gif
Off to the hospital tomorrow for Bronte's hearing test... hope it goes well. And I have to get to Spotlight to finish off Bronte's mobile...
Then lots of prep to do for Elka's party on Sunday! The in-laws are coming to stay so I need to clean the house (Jases Mum is a clean freak dry.gif )

Hope everyone is going well xoxo

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:05 PM

Bronte failed her hearing retest - so we have to go to the Mater to an audiologist for more tests sad.gif. I am trying not to worry as they are pretty hopeful it is just fluid since she was born so quickly and she is still sneezing which can indicate she is stilll mucosy... fingers crossed

How is everyone else? xoox

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

Oh Amy sad.gif I hope it turns out to be nothing and all is okay on the next test oxo

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:06 PM

Penny I was just coming in here to wish Elka a very happy birthday for yesterday and to see how Bronte's hearing test went. I also checked out your blog - nice work on the purchasing!

I'm sorry to hear it was not good news on the hearing test. Jacqueline failed the hearing screen in hospital twice, before we went to the Hear and Say Centre in Auchenflower for a follow up test. The hearing screen is simply a screen and the audiologists tests are much better. I hope you get a good result with the follow up test (although after the Elka and Maracas episode, I'm pretty confident she can hear!)

We seem to be having wide awake mornings here rolleyes.gif , but then decent sleeps for the rest of the day. Today I had friends over at 10, and when mum came over at 9:45 I was still in my PJ's with little miss wide-awake-since-7am in my arms who was refusing to sleep. Someone had pigged out a little too much and kept bringing up milk just as she was about to fall asleep, which of course woke her up again!

I remember when getting out of your PJ's at 10:00 in the morning meant you were hungover. Now it seems like a massive achievement laugh.gif .

I'm excited to see we have another graduate joining our group. Congratulations CamAli and welcome Eleanor.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:24 PM

Aww Amy i hope it is just fluid, i would say so, and i agree with GW and the miraccas situation that it would be. DS failed in his right ear the first time and they said it was more than likely fluid, as same thing, he was born rather quickly.

Happy Birthday to Elka for yesterday too, i hope she had a fun day wub.gif

Must be the day for long awake times GW thats exactly what my little man has been doing since 5am. His sleep times have been very short indeed.

Massive congratulations Ali, welcome little Eleanor. Such a gorgeous name.
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:00 PM

Hi all,

I keep forgetting that we have a new section over here now!! smile.gif Hope everyone is going well

We are going well here - I think I am a lot more relaxed this time around. Although the feeding/supply issues are still stressing me out wacko.gif I'll BF him (both sides) but he is still seeming unsettled. I'm hoping to get some advice from the BF Centre, but may have to supplement with formula (this is what I did with Lydia too). Anyway, we shall see what they say.... Then again I am also wondering if this is just him cluster feeding (although it has tended to occur more in the middle of the day)

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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?
I'm probably a bit late for replying, but, yep was very swollen. Kept baby almost permanently attached and tried to express as much as I could with the pump or my hands.

Will is also moving into 000s all-in-ones as the 0000s are a little short (I can't believe I have already had to put away some of his clothes sad.gif ) Of course, the width is pretty ginormous on him too!!

Kylie - I love the photos wub.gif He looks so alert in the second one

Amy - nice work on the shopping trip!! And lol at having to boot the baby out of the pram to fit all of your purchases in!! laugh.gif Hope Elka had a lovely birthday yesterday - your post to her in your blog almost made me cry (damn post-preg hormonal mess that I am blush.gif ). I also snuck a peak at your birth story - what an effort!! And it's amazing how quickly it all happened once things got going isn't it?

Kisma - Glad to hear things are going well. Grrrr to your hospital for not warnign you about your milk coming in. The same thing happened to me when L was born and I felt like such an idiot when I asked what was going on sad.gif What a dramatic ending to your birth story too

Greenwich - Glad to hear J is feeding and gaining weight well - it is such a relief isn't it!! I was a bit obsessive about weighing L last time and I can see me doing the same again this time. We're also using cloth nappies, although are mixing it up a bit at the moment with disposables due to Wills skinny chicken legs and the fact that the pre-folds are so enormous.

On a side note, how hard is it to change a newborn nappy (especially after having a toddler). It is so fiddly I feel like I need to be using tweezers wacko.gif

Hope everyone else is well. I might try and get my birth story down "on paper" later tonight.



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Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:04 PM

Ok - so I'm a bit of a gumby and hardly use facebook. I've jsut tried to add some pictures to the facebook group, but it says "you have not added any pictures" but then when I go to the main page I can see the pictures I added.

Can someone take a look and let me know if they can see them too? or if I'm just a massive gumby laugh.gif thanks biggrin.gif


ETA: now its shown up in my news feed? does this mean other people can see it? I'm such a facebook novice.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:41 PM

Thanks guys.

GW - I really appreciate hearing your experience thanks. Was the audiologist test take a long time? I have been told to allow half a day.. as they want Bronte completely calm and asleep, so they stop start the test everytime they stir?

Snap Kisma and GW - Bronte was a morning partier too! She went from 6.30am until 11am not wanting to sleep - just wanting to be in my arms or feeding. But she is having a mammoth sleep this arvo!

How exciting for Ali wub.gif I love the name Eleanor!

uurgh so tired - we have had the builder and plumber here all day digging and repairing all the pipes they kept breaking laugh.gif Jase was helping them (and was responsible for one of the broken pipes hehe) so I had Elka and Bronte all day, plus the trip to the hospital... I didnt get morning tea/lunch till after 3pm - busy times! But just glad to see the house extension beginning! hurrah!

GW - is your house all complete now?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:56 PM

Jo I'm sorry I had to laugh at the chicken legs comment. My little girl seems to have them too. I'm actually using terry squares mainly, and finding them easier to put on than the disposables we used in hospital (although it could be the additional practice I've had since hospital) - who would've thought it.

re cluster feeding - J doesn't have a particular time she does this - its usually on the back of a big sleep (meaning more than 3 hour sleep). You're doing great - let us know what the BF centre say.

QUOTE(Penny P Star @ Jun 17 2010, 04:41 PM) View Post

GW - I really appreciate hearing your experience thanks. Was the audiologist test take a long time? I have been told to allow half a day.. as they want Bronte completely calm and asleep, so they stop start the test everytime they stir?


oh, there is no greater stress than asking a first time mum to guarantee her baby to be asleep at a particular time! I stressed for a week about it - and in the end she went to sleep at 2, just in time for our appointment at 2.30.

They say to leave all afternoon, to give you additional time to settle bubs if need be. Our actual testing took maybe just over an hour, and she slept pretty much all of that time. We were out of there by 4 - the rest of the time was spent filling in forms at the start, and waiting for them to fix their printer to print my receipt at the end.

The actual testing involved rubbing a patch on her forehead, and behind her ears with sandpaper to get the things that measure brain movement to stick. J hated this, it woke her up, so I had to resettle her. Then they shoved teeny little earbud things in her ears and the tests began. They do a number of tests, one of them was so sensitive that if bubs is a noisy sleeper it can interfere with the test. The audiologist we had would just pause the test if there was interference.

J got a reading for each ear during the healthy hearing scans in hospital, she just didn't get enough of a reading intime, which is why we were referred to the Hear and Say centre. Funnily enough, all the relatives that saw her startle reflex said "there's nothing wrong with her hearing" and it was horrible to have to say "well actually - she failed her hearing test". Her results came back fine, but there was a discrepancy between the timing of her two ears, so we have to go back when she's 9 months for further testing.

Sorry - that was an essay - I hope it helps somewhat though.


QUOTE(Penny P Star @ Jun 17 2010, 04:41 PM) View Post

GW - is your house all complete now?


Mostly! the building was all done about a week before she was born. It just needs to be painted and we need to sort flooring for the downstairs. Its so nice having an internal laundry (was previously underneath the very open house and very cold in winter). so sad that I'm excited about a laundry laugh.gif

How exciting that your reno's have started!




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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:02 AM

Hi Everyone. I am finally here ! blink.gif

Well, in the end she didn't muck around and come into the world mighty quickly. The middie only just caught her with the end of the bed sheet and the blue liner from under me and the obs came in 5 minutes later looking all a little bewildered that he had missed out.
We had a quick little cuddle before the decided that she really needed to go to scn, she is very brusied plus had some circulation problems and really was blue.
She spent most of the day in there before comming into our room for cuddles and feed but they decided they wanted her back overnight , just to monitor here.
I already have mothers guilt casue I said I didn't want her back untill morning. But I have been down and checked on her a couple of times and she is okay. And getting some colour into her skin.

I will write a proper birth story later, but M is very smitten with her but has his nose put of joint she ended up with more names than he did. And Cam just will not take his eyes off her.
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Have uploaded a pic onto FB, but can't upload to group from my phone . Many more pics to come.
Mumma to Pickles, Peaches and Peg



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Posted 18 June 2010 - 07:30 AM

Yikes Ali! That is a fast arrival laugh.gif
Glad you and her are both doing well and glad that you are getting some rest wub.gif
I love the name Eleanor with M's name - sounds so good together!

Jo - you had me laughing at the changing nappies with tweezers analogy! After changing Bronte's nappy, doing Elka feels like changing a giant! laugh.gif
Our cluster feeding can happen any time during the day - she just feeds and feeds for a few hours.. I just figure its a growth spurt or she is trying to encourage my milk in prep for a grwoth spurt. I hope yuo get some good advice xoxo
Its funny - I have to put Bronte in some 000 for the width laugh.gif whereas a few of you have said you need the length. Bronte is quite short and just very wide laugh.gif we call her The Nugget tongue.gif

GW - I can't thank you enough for your description of the test. Yes the telling the mum of a newborn to have the baby "tired and ready" for sleep but yet not overtired so thety will go to sleep is just wonderful isn't it!
Oh I so understand your excitement about the laundry!! My parents is outside and so I grew up with that and I love having an indoor one now too!
Oh and yes I can see your gorgeous pics of J!!! love those chubby cheeks!!

I am forseeing a lot of trips to my parents (2 hrs away) with these house extensions - they are talking about disconnecting the sewerage for 1-2 days, disconnecting the heating for a day or two etc - lots of things that I dont want to live through with two kids wink.gif

Uurgh I have a husband with man flu (never mind that I have the cold too and am breastfeeding rolleyes.gif, its all about him!) and I am off to library storytime with Elka and Bronte, then hubby is going to work for a party for the afternoon and I have the two - good times!

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:16 PM

CamAli obviously she was just tricking you with all that induction stuff. When she wanted out she wanted out! Can't wait to see a picture or two of her. I didn't realise Mackenzie was a middle name, I just assumed it was your surname, so I didn't realise she had more names than M!

Don't feel guilty about her staying in special care. I'm sure she'll be in with you guys in no time.

Penny I'm glad I could help. I had all intentions of feeding her at 2 so she'd be sleepy but not asleep, but when she was starving at 1:30 I decided to feed her then, so we rocked up with her asleep and all was fine. They hate the sandpaper/receiver things being attached, so be prepared for some screaming, but you'll have time to resettle her if need be.

I had the option of going to the Mater, RBH or hear and say centre in Auchenflower. I picked H&S becuase it was close and I'd be able to park there easily (yep - I'm that lazy) but I'd imagine the procedure is the same for all of them. When is your follow up appointment?

I hear you on the moving out during renovation thing. Our next reno job is painting, and I'm thinking we might wait until later on in the year when DH can get some time off, and go away for a week while the house is being painted. I don't want to be around all those fumes with a baby.

I hope you guys get over your colds soon - sending you some virutal chicken soup!

We have been having some very unsettled times over here - I think the little miss has some severe wind issues. I'm trying to slow down the feeding and burp her regularly throughout the feeds which seems to be helping a bit. I think she's just a little guzzler, which causes the problems! Has anyone used infacol/infants friend or anything like that with their bubs?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:51 PM

Joanna we have had cluster feeding at various times too, it was generally at night and then that went out the window. Im thinking he is going through another growth spurt. Hopefully someone at the BF centre can give you some advice. The nurse that visited yesterday told me that feeding would be all over the place until about three months, ARGHHHHHH. I didnt need to hear that, but i guess i did at least i know nothing is wrong.

Wow Ali that is one fast (last stage) of delivery. Crikeys. I hope all is going well and Eleanor is out of SCN soon and in the meantime dont feel guilty. The FB photo is just gorgeous wub.gif

Good idea on heading to the parents while the renos are being done Amy. I have had showers with a hose whilst reno'ing this place and lets just say that i would not be trying to do that a. in winter or b. with children laugh.gif Hope the man flu passes and your cold goes away very quickly, not what you need right now thats for sure.

GW we have been having wind problems too, im currrently cutting out all dairy on the advice of MIL and it seems to have helped. Although its only day three. I have never heard grunting in my life, with what my little boy is coming out with. First few times i pissed myself laughing, now i sit there thinking he must be in so much pain. Although i have had a few nurses assure me he isnt in that much pain. I havent tried any infacol etc, but i have tried the burping and moving their legs like a bicycle. I was also told to hold them up under their arms with their legs hanging straight down, this helps until you put them back down rolleyes.gif My fingers are crossed his little tummy gets used to everything soon and it passes.

I had a MCHN visit yesterday, length is now 51.5cm and weight 3.34kg, he is the size of an average baby now YAY hehe. We too are having length problems with 4x0's when i have him in cloth nappies and everything is a bit wide especially around the neck. I successfully vaccumed the house while he was sleeping today, woohoo. Just need to mop now but couldnt be bothered. We had another lovely early morning, with him being awake from before six to about 10. I had no idea babies would stay awake for so long.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

I know Kisma! I have never had a bub that stays awake this long in the mornings either! TOday was 8am until nearly midday! She yawns and yawns and half closes her eyes but then just "bings" awake again!

Sorry to hear about the windy bubs - we have some grunting and straining too, I was the same sort of laughing at the funny faces but then feeling bad lol!

I am also concentrating on more burping during feeds etc...

GW - yep I used infacol and infants friend with Elka - it would work to give them one almighty burp! I think one of them isnt suitable for bubs less than 4 weeks is that right?
Oh moving out during the painting sounds like a good idea wink.gif
Oh they didnt give me a choice of where to go for the audiologist - bummer! I hate parking at the Mater!!

Kisma - you cracked me up at the thought of showering under the hose! The builder connected his toilet to our septic tank so he was quite pleased with himself that we had an outdoor toilet if need be. I was less pleased laugh.gif but hey at least I am no longer pregnant wink.gif
Great work on the weight gain!

You are putting me to shame by doing the vacuuming! I have the in laws coming tomorrow and I really should be cleaning, sigh. Although with a toddler in the house, my current plan is to just vacuum and mop about 5 mins before in laws are due ( just as I typed that, Elka's painting water and brushes just fell all over the floor - yep correct decision!)

My boobs are killing waiting for miss Bronte to wake up!

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:18 PM

Kisma - vaccuumed floors!! stop showing off laugh.gif I had intended to do mine this morning, but I went back to sleep once she went to sleep this morning, and haven't had the motivation since (its a miserable overcast day in brisbane today - perfect for curling up in bed). Plus a friend and her labrador puppy are coming over tonight, so really, there's not much point! Penny I agree with you - they'll never be as clean as when you've just cleaned them, so you may as well do it just before the IL's come over. I hope the visit isn't too stressful for you.

Yay Isaac on the weight gain - so is he out of 00000's?

Thanks for the advice on the wind issue. For today's feeds we've tried taking her off and burping her at 3 minutes then again after another few minutes then letting her have the rest of the side, spending more time burping between sides and at the end. It has helped and she's done some whopper burps after only 3 minutes! (she also did some whopper farts too - if only DH was here to hear it - he'd be so proud rolleyes.gif ). It has also meant that she doesn't feed for as long, so is chucking less - wierdly interesting side effect. Its only early days but since I've been doing that for today's feeds she's been textbook newborn and not had the massive awake times we all seem to be experiencing. And 2 friends of mine with newborns are experiencing the same massive awake times, so who knows what is going on!

I watched J fall asleep today - you could see her eyelids close or her eyes rolling back in her head but then she'd force them open for all of 2 seconds and it'd do it again. So cute! (but really, she needs to just give in and sleep!)

Penny I haven't really looked to hard at Infacol or infants friend, I wanted to see if the additional burping helped first. I might check out their websites during our nighttime feeds tonight.

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