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#31 CookiesandCream

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(RachelleK @ May 6 2011, 09:41 AM) View Post

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


Oh, thats a good tip about microwaving the towel. Yup, Seth is feeling a lot happier - The NAN seems to be working better for him.

That must have been intense meeting DH's son. How old is he? I hope he gets a lot more contact now.

Have fun in Dubbo, we are not visiting MIL until Monday either and I saw my mum yesterday so I'm not seeing her today either so don't feel bad.

QUOTE(Allee @ May 6 2011, 11:19 AM) View Post

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.

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.


Another quick labour as well. I spent at lot of time in the shower as well but once I got to the pushing stage I needed to get out cause I started to get to hot. I demanded drugs as well - and a C-Section! but they wouldn't give me any drugs because when I got to the hospital I was already 8cm's.

Stella is gorgous, how could anyone mistake her for a boy! I hope she loves her new pretty headbands. I'm sure once Felix settles into being a big brother he will be back to his normal self smile.gif

QUOTE(goodgirl @ May 7 2011, 10:29 AM) View Post

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 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.


ohmy.gif That must have been traumatic, I don't think I would have liked to have experience that without an epi either.

I've heard of those drops, I considered going up to get them when he was on the S26 but he seems to be back to normal now.

mad.gif at your DH, I got angry at DH for sleeping through all the night feeds one night and then complaining in the morning how tired he was blink.gif I hope he has learned his lesson.

QUOTE(utopia84 @ May 8 2011, 09:03 AM) View Post

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??


Have fun at lunch! I got some PJ's as well (which I requested because I need winter PJ's) and also a book along with a lovely card written by Seth (ahem DH). Plus we all had breakfast in bed which was cosy!

Hope you are all having a great Mothers Day.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:21 PM


oh i forgot re:showering. Mike takes Abbie into the shower with him. She loves it too, and it is great for times were going out but haven't bathed her or dont have time to. Also god for when she is unsettled. Just be sure the temp is right.

I don't take her cos i like showers scalding.


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:19 PM

How are we all doing?

Still haven't tried the shower. I did buy a baby bath and the little man is almost to long for it already! (before that we were just bathing in the kitchen sink but he got to long for that very quickly) I can't believe how quickly he is growing. He doesn't fit into 0000 wondersuits anymore, luckily most of his other 4 0's still fit.





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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:35 PM

We tried the shower recently and Lucas loves it! We only do that when there's 2 of us home though. Otherwise I have a seat that goes in the bath for him to sit in. Like Seth, Lucas is too long for the baby bath now. Love the tip of putting the towel in the microwave thanks Rachelle. That works an absolute treat and stops the screams coming out of the bath/shower.

We've been doing well. L seems to have settled back in at home after the unsettled Easter period and now sleeps overnight for between 6 and 8 hours which is awesome. He goes back down after a quick feed for another 3 or 4 as well do I'm back to getting plenty of sleep again thank goodness. It's the only thing that makes me feel human. I hope everyone else is doing well. smile.gif

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:51 PM

Hi Mummies!

I've been popping in and reading, but usually while I'm holding/feeding little miss, so it's been hard to reply with only one hand to type! I can't remember everything I wanted to reply to, but it sounds like we're all doing pretty well - yay us! biggrin.gif

Stella is another one who loves the shower. We started off giving her baths, she was OK with them but would usually cry after a few minutes. The shower however - she LOVES it! She wriggles to try to get right under the water and looks so blissed out and day-dreamy when she's having a shower. I swear she could fall asleep in there! We usually give her one before bedtime so she's nice and relaxed for bed. She's really good about coming out of the shower as well, no crying, which is awesome (nothing worse than trying to dry and dress a screaming newborn LOL!)

Wow Marisa, that's awesome Lucas does 6-8 hours overnight for you! biggrin.gif Stella was doing about 9 hours (crazy! blink.gif) for the first week but I think she must have still been in her sleepy newborn bubble because now she only does 3 hour to 5 hour blocks overnight, but I'm still really happy with that.

Nic, I saw your post about Seth's silent reflux. I'm sorry he has this, it must be awful for you all. sad.gif I hope the Zantac brings some relief.


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:46 AM

Morning all

I've been doing the same Allee - usually check in from my tablet on the lounge but I can't remember my log in details LOL so I can't ever reply - have to wait until I can get on my computer dry.gif

Joshua is averaging 4hrly sleeps at night - he pushes that to 5hrs if he's had a bad day and has hardly slept though. Can't believe he's 4wks old today! where'd that time go?

We're going to have to buy some more 000's as Joshua has reached that point where the 0000's are starting to get more than a little snug on his heffeir'licious little body happy.gif I swear he's going to be a line backer! Kev is all up for pushing him into playing rugby LOL! Speaking of - I bought his first ever NSW Origin merchandise this morning - EEEK!! Super excited! It's a 2011 onsie, will be a little too big for him now but at least we'll get some wear out of it! Is a surprise for DH ... we're SLIGHTLY rugby mad in this house!

Went to my first parents group yesterday - was 20 mins late and arrived part way through the guest speakers talk - oops! Didn't really feel too comfy there - as it was the 2nd session and I had the youngest babe by months! The average age was 4mths.

Spoke with a lactation consultant - but I'm still not 100% confident again with breastfeeding - guess I'll just have to keep on plugging on mellow.gif she agreed with me thought that my nipples are pretty damaged so at least THAT part I know I'm not being a scaredy-cat about!

Can hear the little monster making his morning noises - time to go and occupy him for a as long as I can!!

Hope everyone has a great day!



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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

Rachelle - I loved your photo of Josh in his origin outfit. I showed DH and he really wanted one for L. I think all the eels gear we have is well and truly enough though How's the breastfeeding coming along. I hope your nipples have healed a bit since your last post. Also, can you change mothers groups and go to the next one instead? At least the mums might have bubs of similar ages then.

Allee, our sleep is a bit sporadic here. We had one night of 9 1/2 hours sleep and then the next night was 4. If I can get him to sleep for 6 I'm one very happy mumma. But wow, 9 hours from Stella! What a girl! Pity she grew out of that phase. tongue.gif

Cookies, how's Seth's reflux going? I hope he gets some relief soon poor bub. sad.gif

We're going well here although I have a few concerns that keep niggling at me. At our mothers group last week, we were told that all our bubs should be smiling and interacting with us now. Well L gives a few half smiles but not full ones and not ones at us. He tends to just frown at us mostly. Maybe he doesn't like idiots... wink.gif I figure he'll get there soon but when I said that L wasn't doing it yet, the ECHN sort of frowned and said I should get it checked out.

Anyway, I ended up going to see the community nurse at my local chemist before making a doctors appointment and she said it's absolute rubbish and that we should be adjusting his
milestones/growth to his due date rather than birth date. But if we do that for growth, then he's in the 95th percentile for weight!! Going by birth date he's in the 50th percentile instead.

The community nurse also pointed out that he's getting a flat head at the back on the right side and it's quite bad. I feel awful that I hadn't even noticed. sad.gif We now have to try and make him sleep with his head to the left but as soon as I turn it, he turns it back or he fights against me turning it and I'm worried I'll snap his neck or something if I force it.

So I've tried to give him heaps of tummy time to give the head a break but he's now figured out how to roll from his tummy to his back in a matter of seconds so that's not working either. I've resorted to holding him during the day so he can't move or using a sleep positioner during his day naps to hold him on his left side. I feel stressed out if I leave the room with him like that though as it's against SIDS guidelines.

Any other tips or tricks I can try? I don't think I can carry around with me all day long. wacko.gif

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:50 AM

Lucas is 11 weeks old today, I'm fully breastfeeding and AF made a surprise return today. Grrrr to that. mad.gif

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(Allee @ May 18 2011, 09:51 PM) View Post

Stella was doing about 9 hours (crazy! blink.gif) for the first week but I think she must have still been in her sleepy newborn bubble because now she only does 3 hour to 5 hour blocks overnight, but I'm still really happy with that.

Nic, I saw your post about Seth's silent reflux. I'm sorry he has this, it must be awful for you all. sad.gif I hope the Zantac brings some relief.


9 hours ohmy.gif Oh how I would love that! S does the 3 to 5 hour blocks as well, I get really excited when he does a 6 hour block and once he did 7 hours!

The Zantac seems to be working but I can still hear stuff going up and down his throat, even though it's not painful I can tell he doesn't like the sensation and it makes him out of sorts and often wakes him up. sad.gif

QUOTE(RachelleK @ May 19 2011, 07:46 AM) View Post

We're going to have to buy some more 000's as Joshua has reached that point where the 0000's are starting to get more than a little snug on his heffeir'licious little body

Went to my first parents group yesterday - was 20 mins late and arrived part way through the guest speakers talk - oops! Didn't really feel too comfy there - as it was the 2nd session and I had the youngest babe by months! The average age was 4mths.

Spoke with a lactation consultant - but I'm still not 100% confident again with breastfeeding - guess I'll just have to keep on plugging on mellow.gif she agreed with me thought that my nipples are pretty damaged so at least THAT part I know I'm not being a scaredy-cat about!


S is the same, I put a 000 wondersuit on him this morning but I swear that feels a little snug already. We had him weighed yesterday and he is already 5.21 kilos and has grown 5 cm's in the last two weeks.

That sux's about the parents group...like Marisa sai are you able to change groups?

How is the breastfeeding going? Did you end up having any success with them?


QUOTE(goodgirl @ May 26 2011, 10:00 PM) View Post

I think all the eels gear we have is well and truly enough though

Cookies, how's Seth's reflux going? I hope he gets some relief soon poor bub. sad.gif

We're going well here although I have a few concerns that keep niggling at me. At our mothers group last week, we were told that all our bubs should be smiling and interacting with us now. Well L gives a few half smiles but not full ones and not ones at us. He tends to just frown at us mostly. Maybe he doesn't like idiots... wink.gif I figure he'll get there soon but when I said that L wasn't doing it yet, the ECHN sort of frowned and said I should get it checked out.

Anyway, I ended up going to see the community nurse at my local chemist before making a doctors appointment and she said it's absolute rubbish and that we should be adjusting his
milestones/growth to his due date rather than birth date. But if we do that for growth, then he's in the 95th percentile for weight!! Going by birth date he's in the 50th percentile instead.

The community nurse also pointed out that he's getting a flat head at the back on the right side and it's quite bad. I feel awful that I hadn't even noticed. sad.gif We now have to try and make him sleep with his head to the left but as soon as I turn it, he turns it back or he fights against me turning it and I'm worried I'll snap his neck or something if I force it.

So I've tried to give him heaps of tummy time to give the head a break but he's now figured out how to roll from his tummy to his back in a matter of seconds so that's not working either. I've resorted to holding him during the day so he can't move or using a sleep positioner during his day naps to hold him on his left side. I feel stressed out if I leave the room with him like that though as it's against SIDS guidelines.

Any other tips or tricks I can try? I don't think I can carry around with me all day long. wacko.gif


Eels ohmy.gif We are a Tigers household here!

He seems to be going better. We have just changed his formula to an AR one so I'm hoping that makes a difference along with the medication.

I think if you are going by corrected age then S and Lucas are only a day apart (S was born 12 April) and S is doing almost exactly what Lucas is. He does the half smiles 90% of the time it is when he is falling asleep as well. He does make eye contact mostly when I'm giving him his bottle and all the other times he looks at us with a dazed newborn stare. I was a bit worried as well because I have a friend whi's little girl is only 12 days older than S and there are pics of her on facebook with big smiles on her face. I have a read a lot that girls develop a lot faster than boys in terms of smiling etc and boys often don't smile as much as girls so I have just put it down to that.

From the (very limited) reading I have done, I thought that if a baby developed a flat spot on there head then it would sort itself when they are the crawling and walking stage? We got the same advice from our community nurse to turn his head side to side when he is sleeping however I am the same and am terrified of hurting his neck because when he is laying down and comfortable he fights having his head turned so I just don't do it.

If it makes you feel better I often have to sleep S on his side in a positioner because it seems to help a lot with the reflux. I usually do it when he is next to me e.g on the lounge or on the bed when I'm sitting next to him. I haven't done it when he has been in his cradle because I don't check on him as often plus it is aleady elevated at one end so I'm not sure if that would make it easier to turn on his stomach.

I have a day off on Tuesday. DH is doing every nappy change, feed and settling him. My only duty will be giving the little man cuddles. Can't wait...I think I will spend the day sleeping.




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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:50 PM


Hey ladies!

Goodgirl- I wouldn't worry too much about Lucas just yet. One thing I read over and over is that milestones are guidelines only. Everybaby is different!

Nic- Glad the reflux is sorting out

Abbie has been having a fair bit of colic. She would just scream and screm after a bottle until she burped and farted enough. All I could do was rub her and pat her. We started giving her infacol and it seems to be working. She still vomits but is not unhappy about it anymore. I also found giving her one nap on her belly each day really settled her. I put her on our lounge with a blanket folded up under her, and a little pillow thing that i can prop her face and arms over, turning her face on the side. So then she doesn't bury her face into the rug. Ot seemed to help with the pain and settled her. I stay in the loungeroom when she sleeps like that though just for my own peace.

The problem though is that she then has gotten used to being cuddled and held while sleeping. Now I am trying to get her to go down for sleeps through the day and earlier at night in the cot and I have a battle on my hands! She just sobs and screams and gets hysterical til she is choking on her saliva and worked up a sweat!! I keep trying though eventually we will get there.

Today though my MIL looked after her while I did some cake decorating. The bugger went down for every sleep today no protest!!

Rachelle- Abbie is also heading into 000 and she put on 1/2 kg within two weeks! She is now 5 kgs! Little chubba! Although the discrepancy with sizing and brands is shocking. I have a disney demin overalls for her in 0000 and it is nowhere near fitting her, yet she is in 000 for jumpsuits, but then other 000 items are huge. So frustrating!

Abbie is such an alert bubba though. It is not unusual for her to stay awake from one feed to the next, not matter how much I try to get her to sleep. The other night she had her last feed for the night at 9ish and I was trying to pat her off to sleep while myself and some girlfriends watched Oprah (men watching SOO). All we could hear was her loud sucking of the dummy, and when I would look down her eyes were wide open investigating the room. SIGH.

She is smiling lots now though. I love to give her naked mat time and i then grab stuff like afeather boa, a kids cheerleader pm pom, silky scarves and drape them across her. She loves feeling all the different sensations and makes happy sounds, smiles and kick kick kicks with her legs. lol. SOOO CUTE!!

I just can't believe she is now 2 months old! She is already growing so fast!!!


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:22 PM

Cookies - wow Seth is growing so well!! I thought Lucas was doing well growing 1cm a week on average but 5cms in 2 weeks is great. Are you or your DH tall? Dom and I are both pretty average so we assume L will be too. Although he's already a chubba at 5.6 kgs last week. That's about 300grams a week! ohmy.gif

That's really good to know about the girls v boys and their milestones. It does put my mind at ease. And it's good to know I'm not the only one using a sleep positioner during the day.

The eels is by default as DH grew up around Paramatta as did my sisters hubby. They're great friends and go to all the games etc so my sister and I and our kids don't appear to have much say in it. dry.gif

Enjoy your off duty day tomorrow. What a treat and what a great DH you have! I was off duty this weekend as I have a bad cold and needed rest. It still wasn't overly restful as I had to wake DH when Lucas woke (honestly that man can sleep through anything rolleyes.gif ) and also keep pumping milk. I'm thinking formula at times like this might be a good idea. I told DH that guys at my work take sick days when their wives are sick and they need help looking after the baby. He said he'll take one if I'm really, really sick. dry.gif

Utopia - poor Abbie and her colic. sad.gif. We use infacol when L is a bit unsettled and it seems to help get those last pesky burps out. It's good you found something that helps with the daytime nap on her belly. I do that with Lucas on my lap too. I ly him down on his belly and rub his back which seems to settle him right down. I dont think there's anything wrong with fling that so long as they're reasonably supervised. It's more an issue when sleeping at night for long stretches and you're asleep and not checking on them.

I LOVE your naked time with the different sensations. That's an awesome idea and I'm going to steal it!! biggrin.gif I haven't given L a lot of naked time yet as I worry about it being too cold. Our house is old and hard to heat. Do you put a heater near Abbie when you do it?

AFM - not much to report except DH caught me calling L "Max" yesterday. He said he didn't understand the nickname and I said it wasn't a nickname, I was thinking we might change it... DH not impressed! blush.gif



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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:14 AM

LMAO GG @ testing out "Max"!! I loved the name Jack but we ended up agreeing on Joshua - his initials are JAK though - so I'm hoping I can sneak Jack in as a nickname a little later down the track wink.gif

Utopia - we've been using Infacol as well when needed - really helps bring the wind up. My girlfriend also swears by Infants friend - she said you can use it for all sorts of things, wind, teething etc. I haven't looked into it - but if you find the Infacol loses its effectiveness you could give that one a shot.

I agree with the sizing differences - it's mental ohmy.gif I thought that only happened with women's clothing ph34r.gif I've found Dymples seem to be the biggest sizes in my drawer.

As for us - I can hear the littlest monster chirping away to himself on the monitor right now - he must know I'm on I-Do laugh.gif

I've made the decision to switch to formula - I was getting far too anxious about the whole breastfeeding thing and even giving him expressed BM for all his feeds was still smashing my boobs - I couldn't get them to heal ... am down to pumping once at night now. I feel incredibly guilty about making the switch though and even a little hesitant to put it into words in here that I'm switching over to fully formula fed - bloody crazy!

I read on the ABA website last week that "it's better to give your baby breast milk with a little alcohol in it than to feed formula" ... huh.gif are they serious?!? I was trying to find out guidelines about pumping after having 2 glasses of wine at dinner. I didn't agree!

I'm back to work - it's been INTERESTING to say the least! wacko.gif So glad I work from home, but it sure makes it hard to get the publications completed with a squirmy baby in one hand happy.gif Luckily DH has secured 2 days a fortnight off work for the next 3 months to help me on deadline day.

Our house is freaking cold as well - so I limit his nudie time to whenever we have a 'warm' day. I plonk him near the heater and have my face washers at the ready to catch any flying wee wink.gif BLOODY BOYS! LMAO!! It goes everywhere if you're not quick enough!!

We're also starting Tizzie Hall's Save Our Sleep routines ... so far its been working - except for when DH comes in and ruins all the hard work I put in during the week because he wants to play with him on the weekends dry.gif pshhrrtttt!!

Anyhooo - I'm going to rescue this boy - he's been whinging for a little bit. Hope everyone has a lovely day!

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:04 AM

Just a REALLY quick one as I need to get ready to go out, but I wanted to comment on this -

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I have a read a lot that girls develop a lot faster than boys in terms of smiling etc and boys often don't smile as much as girls so I have just put it down to that.

This has been true in my experience (well, with the two kids I have tongue.gif). Stella is 5 weeks old today and has been doing big smiles (with eye contact) since 3 weeks old and rolling tummy to back since 4 weeks (she might have been able to do it sooner but I was slack and didn't give her much tummy time so she never had the opportunity). I'm pretty sure Felix did both of these things much later. Pffftt to the nurse who was concerned about Lucas smiling. I honestly don't see it's anything to worry about at this early stage. smile.gif

Still catching up on reading all the posts, will be back to reply after I've been out (lunch with friends today). Hope everyone is well! x
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:54 AM

All Joshua does during tummy time is crane his head around eyeballing anything and everything, he doesn't reach for anything yet and isn't too interested in trying to roll over ... lucky he's a cutie happy.gif wub.gif

I figure he's still only a little bubba - rolling over's not 'meant' to happen until a little later on right? ... right?!? LOL!

Joshua's 6wks old today mellow.gif Nooo!! Time to put a brick on his head LOL! I want him this little for so much longer!! He slept from 10.30pm to about 5.40am this morning. I woke up with a start when DH's alarm went off and my heart almost stopped - I was imagining the worst because he hadn't woken up ... then heard him chirping on the monitor PHEW! wub.gif

I have a quick question about formula ... how much is your baby taking per feed and how many feeds are you giving each day??
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:46 AM

Nope Rachelle, I'm pretty sure they're not 'meant' to be rolling over just yet! I was totally shocked when I first saw her do it, I had to run and grab my phone to video her! tongue.gif laugh.gif I can't remember when Felix rolled but it definitely wasn't anywhere near this early.

Hehe, sounds like Joshua and Stella had a similar night last night! She slept 10pm-5am and I thought something was wrong with my phone when I got up to her and looked at the time on my phone! Most nights lately she's been waking every 3 hours, so the 7 hour stretch was lovely, especially as we're all sick at the moment. Hope Joshua makes a habit of the big sleeps! biggrin.gif

Re: formula - Stella's both breastfed and formula fed (no set routine). When she has a full formula feed she'll take around 150ml-180ml, but sometimes it's more and other times it's only around 90ml.

Janna, the sensory time is a fantastic idea! Might have to give that a try. smile.gif I agree clothes sizes are crazy, there's no consistency. I've been buying a lot of Stella's clothes online and it's so hard to know what size to order when you can't see them, they could be a huge cut or a small cut, you just don't know. I have a pair of frilly Pumpkin Patch bloomers (or whatever they're called) that say "newborn" size and they look like they'd fit my 3 year old!! wacko.gif

Nic, how is Seth going on the Zantac?

LOL Marisa at calling Lucas "Max"! Would you seriously consider changing his name? I like the name Lucas and I think it suits him already. smile.gif Felix's name, even though it was the name I wanted, took a while to get used to, he just didn't 'look' like a Felix. Now I can't imagine him as anything else. Stella's name we agreed on fairly early on (when I was pregnant) and hubby came out the other day and said he doesn't really like the name and only suggested we use it because I loved it so much and he was willing to "compromise" to make me happy. sad.gif I really thought he liked the name too, if I knew he didn't I would have gone with another name which we BOTH liked. Sigh. Sometimes I think babies should come with names like Cabbage Patch dolls.
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