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#16 CookiesandCream

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:55 PM

Lucas sounds like Seth...Will sleep just about anywhere! I wish he would sleep under his playmat though, for some reason he doesn't really like being under there. He does love being on his change table looking at the mobile we have attached to it. I joked to DH that I should let him sleep there for the night! I'm sure he would drift off after a little bit! He loves sleeping on the breastfeeding pillow on the lounge as well.

Well my night routine is not working out as planned. He had a feed at 3pm and I was hoping I could stretch the next feed out to 4 hours (7pm) and then 4 hourly from there, S had other ideas however and decided he wanted food at 6pm and again at 9:30pm (which he gobbled down and is already in his bassinet again, though not asleep - I can hear him through the monitor!), so we will see how long his sleep lasts before his next feed. We are not very good at routines at our place, I'm not very much of a routine person myself blush.gif

On a good note, I was a bit worried about the amounts he was getting (yesterday he only took around 550mls in 24 hours). Today (or this afternoon / evening) he seems back up to his usual 110mls and has taken in 700mls for the last 24 hours. I haven't seen any more poos from him but hopefully overnight we will see something!





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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:45 PM

Hrmm - i tried the shields but thought it looked ridiculous LMAO! Just didnt feel quite right to me - maybe i had the wrong size?? I have Avent as well.

Just put Joshua down from his 10pm feed - boobs started tingling sooo I'm back on the ol' pumping machine cos I couldn't sleep - gagghh - I swear I just need a cow bell and black spots painted on me ph34r.gif Had another bash at breast feeding at 7.30pm as he wouldn't settle - we're slowly getting the hang of attatchment.

We've found eating dinner at 6.45ish and then popping into bed for a couple of hours sleep seems to be helping us with the sleep deprivation... for now!

Did everyone else cry a SHIT LOAD when they came home from the hospital? I thought I was loosing my mind LOL! Thankfully they've 'mostly' dried up now though.

Ohhh Cookies - a 3rd degree tear ypu poor thing!! I have a 2nd degree and my stitches keep pulling - talk about feeling ginger!! No wonder they wanted you to stay. Good luck on 'pooh watch' chicky - fingers crossed he pulls a poonami for ya wink.gif

We STILL have my parents here - they leave this Saturday - while it's been great having mum here ,y dad's pretty desf so has a booming farmer voice and likes the tv loud as - which is a real bitch when we're trying to settle J at night - bring on Saturday!!

Gagghh - my mind is all over the shop - still pretty tired - will be back tomorrow morning to see what I've misread and make any corrections tongue.gif
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:09 AM

2 hours sleep so far and (not) counting. I think Lucas might be going through a growth spurt because he's feeding every 2 hours and emptying my boobs completely. I've been using up my supply of expressed milk but I'm down to my last half a bottle so not sure what I'll do if he keeps this feeding frenzy up again today. I read that bubs should be taking approx 750ml per day of breast milk (maximum of 900) which is probably about normal for him. Yesterday however, he was having up to 250ml each feed and doing that every couple of hours. blink.gif I'm tempted to go get a tin of formula as a back up plan for tonight.

I have my first mothers group meeting this morning. I look like death warmed up (or maybe death cooled down). I'm not even sure I want to go at the moment, I don't feel overly sociable right this second...

And apologies, needed to vent that out - will respond with personals when I've had some sleep.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:50 AM

Can't blame you for feeling like death warmed up Marisa - 2 hours sleep - bloody hell -

250ml per feed!! ohmy.gif No wonder you're feeling drained ya poor thing. I thought we had it bad with 125mls! I'll stop complaining sad.gif Sure does sound like a growth spurt to me. Are you making sure you're drinking LOADS of water and eating like a horse?

I was stressing about supply issues as well - so Kev bought a packet of formula sticks from Coles - they're individual serves so you don't need to worry about opening up a whole tin and wasting it. We've used it twice now and it defo removed the pressure I put on myself to PRODUCE!! PRODUCE!! PRODUCE!!

Maybe you should go to your first group meet - I'm sure you won't be the only one looking and feeling like hell, it could be helpful to meet other new mums in real time who are in the same boat as you - support networks are invaluable.

Sending out the sleepy vibes for you and Lucas today so you can get a little more shuteye wub.gif
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:57 AM

Oohhh, formula sticks! I hadn't heard about them but that's a great idea. Thanks for the tip.

Of course the darling boy has finally dropped into a deep sleep which means I can at least get ready to go out. An afternoon nap is in order me thinks.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:30 AM


Hey Ladies!

I am interested reading about breastfeeding. I have real mixed feelings about not being ablt to feed Abbey. I was a little sad that I don't get to experience that part of motherhood. PLUS I was hopng that it would help me lose weight LOL dammit!
But I also feel there are some real benefits to formula, mainly having to do with ease, and being able to share the feeding. I will try to Breatfeed my next one. It will be interesting to see if I enjoy it or not.

I meant to go to a mthers group thing yesterday but forgot!! Damn. I will need to try to remember next week. Definately go, I think if anyone understands it't another Mum!

I am realising I need to put Abbey down to sleep in our room earlier in the night. We usually keep her with us until we go to bed, at 11ish. She sleeps in her bassinet in the lounge, then we move it to the bedroom. But she seems to decide to stay awake once in the bedroom. Usually she is happy to lie in her bassinet though, and just make noise and look around (except then I can't sleep!). I am going to try to put her down to sleep in her Nursery today, and slowly transition to sleeping in there through the night.

Rachelle- I didn't really cry when I came home. I was on such a high. HOWEVER I did have a obbing fit at the hospital, mainly due to stress because of the rash that I developed post birth. I was hormonal, and therefore irrational, so I was thinking it could be some horrible disease, leading to amputation, or death. LOL not that I was being melodramatic or anything... hahaha. Thankfully I realised I was being sily and calmed down with the help of Mike.

HOWEVER i felt like crying yesterday. Abbey just WOULD NOT settle. She would cry because she wanted a feed, but always too early, then I would have to spend the next hour trying to make her happy, bouncing, cuddling, walking, patting, anything. But then even after feeding she wouldn't settle. I think she was just so worked up from not getting fed when she demanded it lol. But it was hard because she didn;t want to be put down, but she also didn't want to be cuddled, or patted, or rubbed. I just kept saying' I don't know what you want Abbey!'. So frustrating. When she would fall asleep I tried putting her in her bassinet, but as soon as she realised and woke she would scream until picked up. It was a hard day. But what do you know, as soon as Dad came home she happily snuggled into him and slept, and went to nearly 4 hours before she whinged for a feed!!!

Everytime he handed her to me she started sooking again. wacko.gif Luckily I didn't feel too insulted. I think she just wanted her Dad. Plus I think she was cranky with me because I often didn;t pick her up straight away. I swear she knew and was dirty on me!!!

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE(RachelleK @ May 3 2011, 11:45 PM) View Post

Hrmm - i tried the shields but thought it looked ridiculous LMAO! Just didnt feel quite right to me - maybe i had the wrong size?? I have Avent as well.

Did everyone else cry a SHIT LOAD when they came home from the hospital? I thought I was loosing my mind LOL! Thankfully they've 'mostly' dried up now though.

Ohhh Cookies - a 3rd degree tear ypu poor thing!! I have a 2nd degree and my stitches keep pulling - talk about feeling ginger!! No wonder they wanted you to stay. Good luck on 'pooh watch' chicky - fingers crossed he pulls a poonami for ya wink.gif

We STILL have my parents here - they leave this Saturday - while it's been great having mum here ,y dad's pretty desf so has a booming farmer voice and likes the tv loud as - which is a real bitch when we're trying to settle J at night - bring on Saturday!!


I think the Avent ones come in small and standard. I had to get DH to get them for me and he came back with small as that is all they had, I think they were slightly to small and standard size would have been better however by the time I had actually tracked down the standard size my milk had pretty much dried up. I didn't try other brands because for some reason all the midwives insisted I get Avent brand, In hindsight I would have just got any brand!

I cried everyday that first week. I remember ringing DH on the morning that we came from the hospital in tears because I was so exhausted and just wanted Seth and I to go home. I tended to get really emotional after visitors as well (and there were a lot of them!) usually because their "advice" would get to me, I'm usually pretty good at ignoring those things but I guess that first week you still have those hormones raging.

Yes having a third degree tear wasn't pleasant, I seem to be healing nicely however and my bleeding has stopped so it's all good.

I hope your healing well and glad you get some quite time on Saturday. Your brave having visitors while dealing with sleep deprevation!

QUOTE(goodgirl @ May 4 2011, 07:09 AM) View Post

2 hours sleep so far and (not) counting. I think Lucas might be going through a growth spurt because he's feeding every 2 hours and emptying my boobs completely. I've been using up my supply of expressed milk but I'm down to my last half a bottle so not sure what I'll do if he keeps this feeding frenzy up again today. I read that bubs should be taking approx 750ml per day of breast milk (maximum of 900) which is probably about normal for him. Yesterday however, he was having up to 250ml each feed and doing that every couple of hours. blink.gif I'm tempted to go get a tin of formula as a back up plan for tonight.

I have my first mothers group meeting this morning. I look like death warmed up (or maybe death cooled down). I'm not even sure I want to go at the moment, I don't feel overly sociable right this second...

And apologies, needed to vent that out - will respond with personals when I've had some sleep.


Vent away, it sounds like you had a hard night sad.gif I hope you enjoy (and stay awake) for your mothers group and I hope Lucas sleeps better for you tonight?

QUOTE(utopia84 @ May 4 2011, 10:30 AM) View Post

HOWEVER i felt like crying yesterday. Abbey just WOULD NOT settle. She would cry because she wanted a feed, but always too early, then I would have to spend the next hour trying to make her happy, bouncing, cuddling, walking, patting, anything. But then even after feeding she wouldn't settle. I think she was just so worked up from not getting fed when she demanded it lol. But it was hard because she didn;t want to be put down, but she also didn't want to be cuddled, or patted, or rubbed. I just kept saying' I don't know what you want Abbey!'. So frustrating. When she would fall asleep I tried putting her in her bassinet, but as soon as she realised and woke she would scream until picked up. It was a hard day. But what do you know, as soon as Dad came home she happily snuggled into him and slept, and went to nearly 4 hours before she whinged for a feed!!!

Everytime he handed her to me she started sooking again. wacko.gif Luckily I didn't feel too insulted. I think she just wanted her Dad. Plus I think she was cranky with me because I often didn;t pick her up straight away. I swear she knew and was dirty on me!!!


Seth did the same thing the another night! cried for ages and ages with me and wouldn't settle no matter what I did and then the minute DH picked him up he settled right down. I hope Abbey is behaving herself today.


It looks like our little man is still consitpated, he did poo again last night but it looked like it was starting to get solid again. We are about to go down the shops and I think I'm going to pick up a tin of NAN HA to try him on. It breaks my heart to hear him crying and uncomfortable sad.gif
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:04 PM

Marisa - sorry - forgot to say he was born 21st April smile.gif

We're having one of "those" nights here tonight - nothing will settle him and he's a constant pee machine - gaghh - have gone through 7 diapers already - had 2 poonamis in the last 4 hours and no amount of walking, rocking, patting, BEGGING will get him to calm down. I'm tempted to shower him but once he gets out I'm sure he'll just be even more shitted off as he'll be wet and cold on top of whatever else is making him upset ... OH TO HAVE A MANUAL!

Jana - I can see the benefits of formula as well!! LOL!! Especially as I sit here with boobs out and nipples hurting like hell sad.gif My mum keeps on at me to stop pumping and put him on my breast - everytime I do though he just tears them up again. I've lost my confidence with attachment BOOO! Going to the local community clinic next Wed and get some advice from lactation consultants.

We've been sleeping Joshua in his cot/nursery for the day sleeps and in our room at night. He seems quite content during the day to just look around at stuff until he falls asleep. Once my folks leave we're going to try and put him down in his own room. Just easier in our room at the moment due to the noise level of my bloody deaf dad GAGGHHH!! Driving me insane!

Not sure if this will help at all - but I read something about babies waking up in new surroundings - was along the lines of: "you'd wake up with a fright too if you went to sleep in your own bed and woke up on the toilet" LOL! Was talking about the benefits of putting a sleepy baby down to sleep - as opposed to an already asleep baby. When we let them fall asleep on us - they expect us to still be there when they wake up - and when we're not all hell can break loose ph34r.gif

Isn't it meant to be that the dad's are "supposed" to be able to settle babies quicker than the mums because bub can smell the breastmilk on us and it stirs them up?

Nic - really hope that Nan HA works for Seth. Poor little bugger! If it was up to us the guests would be long gone!! My mum would have been here for A MONTH when she leaves on Saturday! Glad to hear I wasn't the only 'wobbly' one with emotions and hormones raging!!
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:37 PM

So far today we've had a pretty perfect boy of course. wink.gif It's like he can sense if I have to go out the next day or not because he always seems to have unsettled nights when I have made plans. He was awake this morning and just sat quietly for the first half of mothers group and slept for the second. I felt like a fraud venting about him at the session as everyone else's babies were crying at some point except Lucas. Typical...

The mothers group was fun actually. There's 21 of us!! Babies all generally between 4 and 8 weeks old and most women seemed in their late twenties, early thirties and come from professional backgrounds. At least I feel like I should have something in common with them. smile.gif Funnily enough there were 3 baby Lucas' and one baby Luke. Grace was the most popular baby girl name with 3 of those also. Oh my goodness though, some of the horror birth stories. One poor girl had me almost in tears I felt so bad for her. sad.gif

I went to Coles to get some formula sticks but they only had the S26 brand and I wanted to get the Nan HA. I tried the chemist but they didnt stock them either but they found me 3 samples and gave them to me for free. Score!! I also managed to express an additional 400ml today so we should have plenty if he gets hungry again overnight. He has gone down easily today though and I even got a 2 hour nap this afternoon which was lovely.

I hope Joshua settles down for you soon so you can get some sleep tonight Ra. I'd also give the nipple shields another go if you can. Honestly, they've been a life saver for me. I find the larger ones more comfortable for some reason even though they're probably a little too big. It was the lactation consultant as well as a number of the midwives at RPA that recommended the Medela ones to me. I had another brand at home but L doesnt like them and wont latch on at all. I tried a dummy in desperation last night for the first time as well but he wouldnt have a bar of that either. wacko.gif

Wow, you've all still got your bubs in your rooms at night. Good on you all!! I couldnt take the noise so at about 5 weeks I moved him into the hall way, then a few days after that into his bedroom right near the door, then a few days later as far away from the door as possible, and now with the door pretty much shut. ph34r.gif Gosh he's noisy! There's no way I need a monitor!! I havent even unpacked that yet.

Ive heard that thing about the babies going to sleep where they're going to wake up too so we try to do that most of the time. Sometimes it doesnt work out that way (like if he falls into a deep sleep on his daddy's chest) but so far it doesnt seem to bother him too much and will still sleep for 3 hours or so back in his bed.

Jana, on a similar vein to what Rachelle said above, they say that if bubs is upset, then more than likely, the person trying to settle them will start to get a bit stressed and that stresses the baby out a bit. When a new person holds them, then the relaxed state of that person can act as a soothing agent on them. It works vice versa too so at times when daddy can't settle bubs, it will often be the mummies who can. Glad you're not taking it personally though. smile.gif Also, if Abbey goes through a growth spurt she may need a few more feeds than just the 4 hourly ones. The ECHN today said that babies should respond really well to routines from about 6 months (when they're eating a bit more too with the solids) but before then if you do have a routine, to allow a bit of flexibility for those times when bubs needs that extra boost of food for brain and physical development.

Oh my Nic, a 3rd degree tear. OUCH!! No wonder you had a bad time of it. I only had a first degree tear and no stitches and I still avoided going to the loo as long as possible and thought that was bad enough. No wonder you had tears (as in the crying type) that first week. I absolutely bawled my eyes out the day after the birth and have had 2 more sobbing fits (one this morning ph34r.gif ) since L came home. And that doesnt include all the soppy tv shows, movies and ads that can set off the waterworks as well. Damn hormones... I hope Seth gives you a big sloppy poo in the morning. Put your favourite cloth nappy on him and it's sure to be everywhere. tongue.gif


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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:44 AM

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I'm so happy all the lovely April mummies have their babies with them now! You are all doing wonderful jobs wub.gif
I'm sure I'll come looking for some advice in a couple of months biggrin.gif
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE(RachelleK @ May 4 2011, 08:04 PM) View Post

I'm tempted to shower him but once he gets out I'm sure he'll just be even more shitted off as he'll be wet and cold on top of whatever else is making him upset ... OH TO HAVE A MANUAL!

Nic - really hope that Nan HA works for Seth. Poor little bugger! If it was up to us the guests would be long gone!! My mum would have been here for A MONTH when she leaves on Saturday! Glad to hear I wasn't the only 'wobbly' one with emotions and hormones raging!!


Does Joshua like the shower? I'm tempted to bring Seth into the shower with me instead of bathing him, we were (are) bathing him in the kitchen sink at the moment but he is already to long for it. We have a newborn seat in the bath for him but neither DH or I are bath people so we haven't yet used it and it seems like such a waste of water to make up a big bath for our little guy. We have one of those bath stands as well, just need to get a baby bath for it - I want to just buy a cheap one since I will probably get rid of it after he no longer needs it. If I could get him in the shower with me it would make things much easier, hmmm might give it a try tomorrow.

I think the Nan HA is working, he has done two big poos since we have started him on it (though one may have been due to the tiny bit of water I gave him yesterday morning to help things along). One month, you need a medal!!! I would have gone INSANE by now!

QUOTE(goodgirl @ May 4 2011, 10:37 PM) View Post

The mothers group was fun actually. There's 21 of us!! Babies all generally between 4 and 8 weeks old and most women seemed in their late twenties, early thirties and come from professional backgrounds. At least I feel like I should have something in common with them. smile.gif Funnily enough there were 3 baby Lucas' and one baby Luke. Grace was the most popular baby girl name with 3 of those also. Oh my goodness though, some of the horror birth stories. One poor girl had me almost in tears I felt so bad for her. sad.gif

Oh my Nic, a 3rd degree tear. OUCH!! No wonder you had a bad time of it. I only had a first degree tear and no stitches and I still avoided going to the loo as long as possible and thought that was bad enough. No wonder you had tears (as in the crying type) that first week. I absolutely bawled my eyes out the day after the birth and have had 2 more sobbing fits (one this morning ph34r.gif ) since L came home. And that doesnt include all the soppy tv shows, movies and ads that can set off the waterworks as well. Damn hormones... I hope Seth gives you a big sloppy poo in the morning. Put your favourite cloth nappy on him and it's sure to be everywhere. tongue.gif


Glad you had fun at your mothers group, it sounds like you might make some new friends! My group doesn't start until July 8th - I didn't think the groups were that big I was imagining something like 8-10 mums.

We did get another (nice big) poo out of Seth today so I'm a happy mummy. I was terrified of going to the toilet as well - they did give me lots of laxatives at the hospital so that helped! I had a massive fear of tearing my stiches the first few days so every time I moved an inch it would take me like 10 minutes.


QUOTE(Tigridia @ May 5 2011, 06:44 AM) View Post

*stalking*

I'm so happy all the lovely April mummies have their babies with them now! You are all doing wonderful jobs wub.gif
I'm sure I'll come looking for some advice in a couple of months biggrin.gif


Tig, when did you get to 34 weeks! Your baby will be here in no time!


Has anyone heard from Kaygee at all? I think she is the only mummy we haven't heard from...I hope things went well for her.

What has everyone got planned for Mothers Day? I have passed on a catalouge to DH in which Seth had kindly circled some items that might be suitable for his mummy wub.gif and DH is planning to cook pancakes for breakfast, not sure what else we have planned - Lots of quality time with S
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#27 RachelleK

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:41 AM

Nic - Joshua LURVES being in the shower - coming out into the cold not so much though laugh.gif I think it's a combo of the body contact, warm water and 'swooshy' noise of the water streaming down - if he's screaming he'll pretty much stop within 30 seconds of being under the water.

We started with him wrapped in a terry cloth nappy as we were worried we'd drop him but he hardly moves - we just use the death grip they showed us to bath him with, but on his leg - not his arm - IYKWIM?
We heat a towel up in the microwave when it's time to come out, and hand him over to be dried once he's done. Much easier than the whole bathing song and dance smile.gif

WOHOOO to the Nan working for you guys and Seth. Bet he's feeling a heck of a lot happier in the world smile.gif

We took our first big trip up to Sydney last night, FINALLY met DH's son (who he hasn't been able to contact in YEARS) was such a great night, and Joshua was a dream ... think we might pay for it today though LOL he's a little grizzly (his feed times are out of whack) and I'm going to take a couple of days to get them back to where they should be. Figure it's better to take it slowly than enforce a regiment on him and have him go hungry for too long.

Not sure what we're doing for Mothers Day ... we WERE going to be spending it driving to Dubbo to see DH's mum - but I kinda selfishly put a stop to that - so we're going up there for 2 nights on the Monday instead blush.gif
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#28 Allee

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:19 AM

Hello Mummies! wub.gif

Sorry it's only going to be a quick post from me - have a little girl with hiccups laying in my lap who is in the process of filling her nappy so will have to change her in a sec. blush.gif

I don't think I've 'introduced' our little one yet -

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Not sure how long my labour was officially but I started getting contractions around lunchtime while out shopping & having lunch with my Mum. They got stronger and more frequent as we continued shopping. Got home at 5:30, went to hospital at 8:30 and she was born 2 hours later in the shower! tongue.gif (Midwife was NOT happy about that and told me I had to get out of the shower, but there was no way I was moving from a position I was actually kind of comfortable in!) It was drug-free, although I did demand an epidural but by then it was too late. I think the most terrifying moment was realising I'd be doing it without drugs, that so wasn't my plan! laugh.gif I ended up with a second degree tear and stitches (OMG getting the local for the stitches was almost worse than labour ph34r.gif), which is healing well and hasn't been too uncomfortable (unlike the nightmare tearing I had with Felix wacko.gif).

We're breastfeeding and formula feeling (S26 Gold). I'm going to buy a pump today to express to keep my supply up and then I think I'll mostly give her breastmilk from a bottle as she seems to take to the bottle better than the boobs. Rach, I echo what the others have said about nipple shields, they're worth persisting with. smile.gif My nipples are fine but it does hurt a lot when she attaches, so I use them when I'm feeling particularly sore. I have the MAM ones. She also seems to suck better from the shields, maybe she thinks it's a bottle? tongue.gif blush.gif

Twice yesterday Stella got mistaken for a boy. ph34r.gif One lady came up to us while we were shopping and said "he's so beautiful, how old is he?" and another lady said to Felix "you're such a good helper pushing your little brother in the pram". laugh.gif So I went and bought her some frilly headbands, which she'll be wearing whenever we leave the house, so hopefully there'll be no mistaking her for a boy now. happy.gif

Overall we're doing pretty well. The only thing I'm really struggling with is not being able to spend as much time with Felix as I used to. I think he's really noticing it as well and has been acting up a little at times. It makes me really sad. sad.gif I don't want to miss out on spending time with him, especially at this age - he's so fun and inquisitive and will be off to school next year, so I want to spend as much time with him as possible while he's home with me and don't want him to feel like he's being pushed aside.

Rach - that's not being selfish not wanting to go to MIL's for Mother's Day - it's your first one, you should be indulgent and spend it with your family. smile.gif

Whoops, that turned in to a longer post than I intended! Will have to come back to do personals. xx
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#29 goodgirl

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:29 AM

QUOTE(Tigridia @ May 5 2011, 06:44 AM) View Post

*stalking*

I'm so happy all the lovely April mummies have their babies with them now! You are all doing wonderful jobs wub.gif
I'm sure I'll come looking for some advice in a couple of months biggrin.gif

wub.gif thanks Tig. Goodness, not long to go for you now. It could be any day. Mine was a whole month early don't forget. biggrin.gif

Lovely to see you in here Allee. wub.gif I can't believe people are calling Stella a boy. Like you can even tell with newborns at all. wacko.gif People always ask me if Lucas is a boy or a girl despite me having him in very boy like outfits. I had no intentions of a drug free birth either but I got my wish and had an epi. I'm so glad I did as it ended up taking almost 2 hours and 3 peoples hands up me to remove the placenta. Not something I would have liked to experience without the epi.

I'm glad the Nan seems to be working for you guys. If Seth does get a bit constipated again I thinks there's drops you can use as well which may help. I'm not sure what age you can start them but I think they're called coloxyl or something like that.

I pictured a much smaller mothers group too. The ECHN was surprised too and said there's normally only about 12 or so.

WOW is about all I can say to you Rachelle about meeting Joshua's half brother. That must have been so amazing for you all particularly your DH. I'm so glad it went well and it will be nice for J to get to know his brother. smile.gif

I had a hissy fit a couple of days ago over DH inviting his parents to stay this weekend (starting thurs night) and only told me thurs afternoon. I had planned to have a nap and catch up on sleep and instead had to race around and clean the house. By that night I was wrecked and knew I wasn't going to be able to get any sleep the next day as DH was taking the day off work to continue with house reno's. I rang my mum in tears who said to pack Lucas up and to go to her house and she'd look after him for the night (even though she had work the next day). So I packed everything up but then DH made some rude comment so I lost the plot, threw the expressed milk bottles at him and said "change of plans buddy. I'm going to my mums but Lucas can stay here with you. It's about time you realised what being on night duty feels like". When I got home yesterday I had a very sheepish husband who I think finally "gets it". Apparently Lucas didn't go to sleep till 2am (I'd left at 9pm) and then was back up at 5. Maybe he missed his mummy though as he was very good yesterday and had a 5 hour sleep in the afternoon and a 6 hour sleep (for the first time ever) overnight. If he keeps this up I'll be very happy.

Our reno's are coming along well too. DH and his dad are currently cutting a hole in our back wall so we can put French doors to outside. It's a little cool at night but hopefully it will be done in the next week or 2 (before winter sets in).






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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:03 AM


Allee- I think Abbie looks very unisex so I always dress her up in really girly stuff when we goout, and a headband if I can haha. I know someone wold say she is a boy otherwise!!

QUOTE(goodgirl @ May 7 2011, 10:29 AM) View Post
I lost the plot, threw the expressed milk bottles at him and said "change of plans buddy. I'm going to my mums but Lucas can stay here with you. It's about time you realised what being on night duty feels like". When I got home yesterday I had a very sheepish husband who I think finally "gets it".


I think that's what you have to do sometimes! I mkae Mike do Friday and Sat nights so then two nights I get to sleep. ALthough he always waits til she gets almost hysterical before getting up, then i'm left in the room with her bassinet next to me, screaming her head off!! I have started nudging him the whole time lol so he gets up quicker.

BTW HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!! Were off for lunch at a cafe with both sides of family! I got pj's, which I asked for. Traditional but figure they are perfect to wear around the place when home. Theyre these nice ones from Trget that dont even look like pj's!!!

What did the rest of you do/ get??
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