November 2010 Mums and Bubs
Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:03 PM
Janelle - It's good that the physio was able to give you exercises to do. Hopefully that will be all he needs to strengthen his muscles. Maybe he will be like you and be an early walker etc. Try not to get the mother guilts get to you too much. Lachie isn't rolling over yet, so I wonder about that too. There is such a range in the times that some kids will achieve different things. In a 5 month baby update I get emailed, it said that babies "are probably able move objects from one hand to the other now". Try not to get too stressed and just focus on all the things he is doing
Hope everyone is well and enjoying gummy baby smiles
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:42 PM
Janelle - I'm glad your taking Lucas to the physio, must be a hard thing to go through - its hard enough with the basics! Hopefully the doctors are just being a bit pedantic and its no big deal. Andrew has rolled a couple of times but hasn't now for weeks, he does not pass things from one hand to another (how on earth do you encourage that??) and marching legs etc. I struggle sitting on the floor too but no back problems to blame, I think its just old age haha! Good to hear that Lucas is already improving though
AFM - Andrew has now got this cold (I think he got it from his cousin) so today he is just grumpy and so sleepy, had to crack out the panadol this time though. Its so hard to hear him snuffling and wheezing. Its not been a good week in all, my grandmother died and while we weren't close I have a major case of the guilts as I had some photos to send her of Andrew and hadn't gotten around to it how lazy am I, and I feel awful about it. Plus we were meant to fly to see her later in the year when Andrew was a bit older and now she never got to meet him But she was in a lot of pain and I think its what she wanted.
I'm finding Andrew is so shy, when DH or I smile at him, he'll smile and giggle then bury his head. Its so cute, but now when we are out he cries if someone looks at him. On one hand, I think its pretty intelligent that he doesn't just accept everyone or like everyone but on the other hand its very embarrassing and I feel awful for making him cry! We have dinner with DH's family every Friday and Andrew just gets there and screams, we think its because there are lots of people (10 adults and 3 kids) and I make such an effort to make sure everyone has a cuddle that he ends up being passed around heaps. I make the effort because I'm pretty possessive about my baby but am trying to do the right thing, but it ends up being the wrong thing by Andrew. So for the next couple of weeks no one is going to hold him other than DH and I. Conversely, Andrew is fine at the shops now, he insists on being able to see everything and will happily go to sleep in his pram while I have a coffee (yay). But are all babies like this, or is it just his personality?
I'm not sure if I've added everyone to facebook, PM me if we're not friends yet love being able to see everyone's gorgeous bubs
Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:17 AM
Things are good here - Lucas kicked butt with his physio and has new exercises now. We have to get a bumbo - bummer as I've seen them for sale all over for really cheap and now I can't find them at all :| Bidding for one on ebay but it's a bit expensive for a second hand one - still about 10 bucks cheaper than new, but I would've preferred cheaper. The physio offered to hire one to us for $20 per month but I figure she'll suggest we use it for two months at least so I may as well buy one! It's for some of his exercising.
And some exciting news... *drumroll* Lucas can kind of lift his head now! Certainly no playing with toys on his belly, but his head gets up quite a way now! What a relief. It's funny, some people are saying 'see, we told you that he'd get there in his own time' - but his own time is coincidentally as we're getting professional help
We're taking him to the paed just to be certain that all is ok on Friday, but they now are thinking it's most likely a vision thing. I've been so so stressed and now I'm letting some of it go. Whatever will be will be, and as much as I know doing his physio play is important, I need to make time for me and getting out of the house too so that I don't go completely out of my mind!
My parents' house was robbed on Tuesday They were down here visiting me, and they were brilliant, my mum cleaned my house for me which I needed - I must admit, trying to keep up with physio for Lucas and getting everything done for him has meant that the housework has fallen a little to the wayside. Somehow, the house looks like a bomb has hit it again now, I'm hoping it's all superficial. My parents are gutted that there house was robbed, they had one precious thing each out of all their stuff, Dad had his guitar (apparently it's irreplacable) and mum had a clock with photos of her oldest two kids in it that she got for her 21st. The robber has been caught but it's cold comfort as most their stuff has already been sold- not sure how the heck he did that! Apparently he's some junkie. Very sad.
SOMEONE is outside bashing around in a big bloody truck while my baby is sleeping! (oh, it's the gas people replacing our gas bottles... that's ok then!)
Katy - I had a wonderful time meeting Karryn, and I hope that you can make it next time! How have you been? How is Andrew?
Karryn - had heaps of fun and Lachie is gorgeous! We'll have to organise another catch up where hopefully I can keep shopping with you a little longer!
Beth, Amanda, Kristy, Alicia... Anyone else I've forgotten - how are you all? Alicia, you've been in my thoughts and I hope you're ok (just in case you pop in here at anytime). You're a great mum
Ok, must go and try to find the kitchen bench - I THINK I know where it is... underneath all those plates and glasses...
Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:12 PM
Things are going well here, I guess you've all probably seen my thread where I've talked about Lucas' problems and his visit to the paed... if you havent, basically, he has to have an MRI, a bunch of tests on his blood and urine and he also has to visit an opthamologist. All a bit scary, but better to make sure everything's ok (and everything WILL be ok )
So we spend most our time doing physio. I had to get a bumbo, but Lucas sort of hangs forward a bit when he sits in the bumbo, I need to try to help him strengthen his abs so that he sits a bit straighter. He is such a boom-bah now! We're taking him to get weighed and measured tomorrow, will be curious about how he's coming along. I wouldn't be surprised if he really had another growth spurt!
Lucas and I went for his blood test on Monday. That sucked! His first 'grown up' blood test, where they took it from his arm. They took 10ml which is heaps from a little bubba. He was ok though, I think he screamed more from me pinning him down than from the needle, and he gave the lady a big smile as we left.
He can sort of raise his head now. Still definitely no rolling, his physio this fortnight involves trying to teach him to roll and sit. I'm also continuing the other stuff from last fortnight as it really makes him use his eyes properly.
I would share more news if I had it, no such luck! Hope all is well with everyone, and looking forward to hearing from you all soon!
Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:23 PM
Oh my goodness your poor parents! that really is sad-sorry to hear that
I can kind of relate to all the physio you have to do with Lucas. We went/did physio with K until 12 months because she was favoring one side of her neck (muscles) to do everything(would only look to one side, hold her head on one side, roll one side etc) and had a flat spot from moving to that side all the time when sleeping so while its not the same thing i can kind of understand, it can be quite stressful and tiring doing everything your told to do to help the bub so hope your doing well too
Not much is new with us, Mr F is growing up so fast and is getting to be such a chubby bubby He must have had a growth spurt because all his bonds suits 000 are really snug now so used a 00 one tonight (yet 00 outfits are too big haha cant win) he is just a joy- so happy and giggly and such a people person he makes this "rahhh" kind of sound like a dinosaur when no one is giving him attention cheeky monkey
Hope everyone else is doing well
Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:56 AM
Kristy - Good sign that Finn is growing! I am finding this is such a cute age with the talking and giggling.
Things are going reasonably well for us. Having some sleep issues which have been gradually getting worse. Last two nights Isaac has woken up at least 8 times between 7pm and 7am! It is doing my head in. I am going to call up the sleep school this morning and see if we can get in for some help. Worse thing is he only wants/needs a feed at one of those wake ups. Apart from that Isaac is utterly adorable and going really well.
Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:49 AM
Amanda - I thought about going to Gymbaroo, but it's so far away from our home that I think L would crack it by the time we arrive. As it is, the physio is half hour away, and she is always late so he's at sleep time by the time we get in to see her! Your sleep problems sound terrible Poor thing, you must be exhausted. I hope you can get into a sleep school sometime soon. Have you been to a child health clinic? They can give really good tips for sleeping (I'm sure you've tried zillions of things and EVERYONE is giving you unhelpful feedback though, so I'll leave it at that )
AFM - L has had another giant growth spurt, he's nearly off the charts now! Geez, my 'little' baby isn't so little anymore. He's cracked the 8kg mark, and he's over 70cm.
I'm worried about his skull as the CHN expressed her concern as well about his forehead (has a big lump which MAY indicate that his bones are fusing too early. Argh! I didn't get a nice easy bubby with no worries did I? I'm getting good practice for all the times I'll have to stress over his lifetime
Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:32 AM
Wow everyone's bubba's are huge compared to tiny Abigail. She was just on 6 kgs at 4.5 months!! I have a tiny princess by the looks of it!
Did you QLD girls end up meeting up? Any pics? Kristy I'm in Sydney (Penrith area) if you want to catch up for a playdate with the kids
Everything is going okay here. I'm very run down and tired most of the time but I'm taking everything in because Abi is my last bubby She's gone from sleeping 9-10 hours straight to waking around 3am for a sleepy feed in bed, I'm really lucky but still oh so tired all the time.
Abi is going great gun Rolling back to belly and belly to back, no teeth yet but im sure they are close, she lovin' the kids and screams with delight at school pick ups when she sees them
Hubby is working ALOT lately I think thats why I'm so run down.. We have a date night coming up, our first dinner out alone since having Abi! Really looking forward to it and hoping to have a few drinkies
Anyone started solids yet? We sort of have but she didn't poo for 3 days so i stopped Tried her on apple last night, will see how she goes in the next few days.
I've been on a health kick for the last 2 months and have only dropped 2kgs I hate how hard it is for me to lose weight when BF'ing!
Shes calling out, will be back later for personals.
Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:14 PM
Lachie has decided he doesn't like sleeping much anymore, so I am finding everything alot more hectic. I've gone days without even turning on the computer, which is fairly rare! He'll be 6 months next week. I can't believe how fast time the time is going. At this rate I should start planning his birthday party!
Janelle - It seems like ages ago now, but I had a great time meeting you and Lucas. Would love to do it again soon. Are you free for morning tea on Tuesday? Garden City again? Might FB you and Katy to organise rather than bore everyone else!
This is short and sweet again We're currently taking turns still trying to get Alyssa to sleep. Can't wait until she goes to sleep unaided. It takes sooooo long
Hope all the bubs are well and either loving their solids or about to start
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:58 PM
Things are going well here, we have recently started solids just one meal a day of farax atm but F is loving it
Today he rolled over for the first time back to tummy so that was exciting and i also noticed today that its time to put the 000's away *sob* the time is absolutely flying!
Karryn- is it bad that i have actually started thinking about F's birthday Sorry to hear Lachy isnt sleeping well, i can relate it seems F's sleeping is very up and down too i think it may be a growth spurt he just wants lots of bottles as well so im hoping it passes although with K once she hit 6 months her sleeping went downhill until she was 1. F is currently sleeping in his bouncer as he wouldnt sleep in the cot
Hope everyone and their bubs are well
Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:53 PM
Things are going well here - Lucas is off for his MRI this week, bit nervous but sure we'll be fine.
He's in 0's now, we've said goodbye to all our 00's - the boofer!
Still going well with solids - he scoffs them! Sometimes I worry that he eats too much. He stopped sleeping well recently, but last night slept well, so I'm crossing fingers that we're back on track again (the waking multiple times a night is driving me nuts!)
Our next door neighbours dog has apparently died, ( - I don't wish anyone's dog dead!) and it used to bark ALL night - as in, non-stop for several hours... Last night was the first night after the dog died and Lucas slept through. We always thought it was the dog that was waking him so we'll see if we were right!
What else? I was thoroughly spoilt for mothers day - Lucas has wonderful taste, and he got me a new watch, it's titanium which should be good as I usually have a problem with watch bands reacting with my skin! He also got me the newest Harry Potter movie (yes, I realise he'll probably get more use out of it than I do - but it's many many years away before he'll be allowed to watch that one!)
And on another note - a bit of an exciting one with a developmentally delayed child... Lucas said Mum AND he rolled over!!! He can roll both ways - all of a sudden just BAM BAM and he's rolling! It's very special and I just seriously hope he's catching up (perhaps I'm in denial that something could be wrong, but I just keep hoping and hoping!)
He's also got his first tooth peeping through at the bottom!!! (the "mum", rolling and tooth all happened within 12 hours of each other, also in the middle of our lously sleeping dramas during the week, so perhaps there's something to that 'wonder week' stuff?)
Ok, better run, I have a husband and baby to socialise with
talk again soon! I probably need the company and the outlet so I SHOULD be putting more effort into our little mummies group!
Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:59 PM
Janelle that is great that he has done so much in 12hrs! I believe in wonder weeks
These babies are certainly growing up fast! The time feels like its flown
Will be thinking of you guys this week with the MRI and hoping everything will be fine
Were going well, F is now 8.1kgs and 67cm. He is now fitting properly in the 00's so just packed away the 000's.
He is loving solids and up to having lumpy stuff and gums away at rusks too
I thought that he was teething but still no actual tooth through skin yet but he has all the signs so i dont think its too far away.
I was hoping for a mum today for mothers day but didnt get one Yesterday was DH's birthday so he was hoping for a dada but all either of us get is screaching or happy squeals haha he is still a happy chappy most of the time and he is just a joy
Hope everyone is well xxx
Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:19 AM
Lucas has another little tooth now, and I'm sitting here typing on the laptop and watching him roll to grab toys then roll back It's great that he can have a little 'alone' play, it keeps me sane! He does the little noise where you hit your mouth while making sound, and it's sooo cute (not so cute at 2am!).
His sleeping is greatly improved too - most nights include a sleep through or one late wakeup and a longer sleep in, which is awesome It all went out the window for a while there but we're regaining ground! He's got a little cold at the moment, which is yukky. He's not really been sick before, a bit snuffly, but not sick.
Wednesday last week I had him weighed, he was 9.6kg and 74cm - he is very tall! It's a bugger for clothes as a lot don't fit him length wise but fall off his waist!
He had his MRI on Thursday. not very nice watching him go to sleep under the sedative, but it's all for a good cause. They got good pictures and we get results next week.
Kristy - sounds like Finn is going great with his solids! Let us know as soon as you get a 'mum' and a 'dad'
And yet again, that's it from me! Must go organise our brekky before his bed time!
Question: how long does your bubba stay awake now? How many sleeps do they get during the day? Lucas still has three day sleeps and is awake for around 2 hours, but people are telling me he should only have two by now :s
Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:30 PM
Fingers crossed the results come back fine xx
AFM-Well F has started making noises that sound like hello/mama/dada so i dont think he is far off saying something clearly (its no clear enough for me to count it as a first word yet )
Sleep- F still has about 3 sleeps a day sometimes only 2 which last anywhere up to 3hrs at a time. We still don't have a set routine but when their babies im happy for them to sleep as much as they like so i wouldnt worry too much he might just like sleep I try and put F back down after 2-2.5hrs of awake time
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