April 2011 - Mums & Bubs <3
Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:01 PM
Joshua sounds like he was/is the same - suuuper clingy GAGHH!!! And when he does a #2 it is GOD AWFUL!! My girlfriend has dubbed them the 'toxic teething poohs' LOL because her boys were both more revolting than normal while teething.
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THE TOOTH!! And now I've noticed the one next to it on the right is starting to come up - sooo happy my amber necklace arrived for him today! Phew!! Fingers crossed it works!
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:02 PM
I have been reading but not posting much lately. My computer broke which means I'm stuck with using the phone only. I've ordered s new one do hopefully it arrives soon.
We've just started solids which was more by default than anything else. Poor Lucas became constipated lady week and went from 1-2 a day to nothing for a few days. He was obviously uncomfortable and distressed so after trying coloxyl drops for a day (and still nothing) I decided to stew up some prunes for him. On day 4 he had prunes for breakfast, lunch and dinner AND STILL NOTHING!!! Day 5 we gave him a suppository and out it all came 30 minutes later!
Because I'd started feeding him prunes, and he loved it, I decided to keep him going on the solids. At the moment I give him purée for breakfast and lunch (I'm using rafferty's garden because I'm lazy) and for dinner he has finger foods of whatever we're eating. So far he loves chicken, pumpkin, baked zucchini, sticks of baked carrot and seaweed crackers. He will eat avocado but only a little bit of it and so far hates toast and banana. He's a champion eater although he makes a HUGE mess. I think we'll be feeding him in just a nappy nce it's warmer. Honestly, the washing seems to have increased tenfold!
We still haven't got much rolling here although he will roll from his back to his side sometimes. He's such a lazy bugger. Now that the weather is nicer we spend a fair bit of time in the backyard having nappy free time. For some reason he doesn't move when I'm with him but then duck inside to grab something and when I come back, he's off the mat, and laying on the grass. No idea how he's getting there though! Mischief munchkin.
Eta: Sorry, he actually became constipated last week, not lady week. Sorry for all the other typo's.
Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:04 PM
We have a tooth too!!! It's the same one that Josh broke through first (his right bottom one). He had been super grumpy and clingy and started waking overnight for the first time in ages so I suspected something was up but sort of assumed it was a growth spurt or something. My stepdad siad he felt something sharp when L was chomping on his hand so I had a look and sure enough a tiny bit of tooth is poking through. I tried to get a photo but he hates me pulling his mouth open so I've given up for the time being. I think it will need two of us to take the photo.
We had a shocker last night. We had to drive back from the coast (about 4 hours). L was perfect the whole trip but we didn't get home till 12.30am. He was then up for an hour, back to bed at 1.30am. Up again at 4am and then up again for the day at 8am. I am feeling completely wrecked! Am so not used to this lack of sleep thing...
Random question - can two right handed parents have a left handed baby? L seems to like to eat and grabs for things mainly with his left hand. He alsao turns the pages of books back to front since he does it with his left hand too. Of course, this doesn't matter as he has no idea what we're reading anyway. i guess it's far too early to tell but if he does get good at things with his left hand (even if he is right handed) it can only be a bonus.
How's everyone else going?
Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:17 PM
How is Lucas sleeping now? I hope he is sleeping better for you. Not sure on the hand preference but I'm sure it is probably possible for RH parents to have a LH baby.
Rachelle, have you tried cloth nappies overnight yet? I was thinking of trying but Seth has a poopy nappy most mornings and I'm not sure if I'm ready to clean a messy cloth nappy first thing in the morning. We are still using cloth all through out the day so I figure one sposie at night is not to bad.
We have been going well, I have been reading in here but not posting as Seth has decided he MUST be entertained every single second that he is awake!!!! He has dropped his daysleeps quite a bit but he is sleeping a little longer at night which is good, thankfully daylight savings didn't seem to bother him too much. He was waking earlier in the lead up to daylight savings but he is now sleeping in to 7:30 which is nice.
We have started solids here as well. We started offering him both a puree and a finger food (same food just one in puree form and one in finger food form). He wasn't too interested in the finger food or me feeding him the puree however he loved feeing himself with the spoon (with me loading the spoon full of food)....Very messy but he had fun. In the last few days he has decided he loves to eat, we have just started on three tiny meals a day. I was going to wait until after 6 months to offer a third meal however since he is going 14 hours a night without a bottle I thought the third meal might be a good idea now. He loves pretty much anything we offer except for banana he didn't want a bar of that. We offer both puree and lumpier meals I think I will try again with fingers foods in a week or two.
How is everyone else going? Still can't get over how big all our bubba's are getting now!!!
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:59 PM
We didn't have a lot of success with BLW to be honest. He likes real food and we only ended up doing about a week or 2 with some purees but he's only just now getting the hang of picking up food and feeding himself. Before that I would have to put it in his hand for him or feed it to him on a spoon or with a fork. He was ok at eating chucks of food (like pear) off a fork which was surprising.
We also (finally) have an earlier bedtime. L suddenly decided to stop waking for his last boob feed at about 9ish (which he would then be up until about 11pm). This means his new bedtime is 8 to 8.30pm and he sleeps most nights till about 7.30 in the morning. IfI have nothing on in the morning, I tend to drap him into bed with me and we snooze and he has a bit of a feed for another few hours. This tends to mean only 1 or 2 day sleeps of 40 mins each though for the rest of the day. A trade off I'm happy to make though.
I'm feeling a little stressed about work now. Apparently I can't go back 3 days like I thought so I'm on the hunt for a new job. Of course I've had to organise childcare anyway which means my days are now set and I'll be paying whether I have a job or not... Deep breaths... something will come up...
Hope youre all well!
Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:33 PM
So sorry Ihave been MIA. I kept forgetting to check back and I was getting a bit sick of all the spammers on all other threads. But I thought I might pop my head in and catch up with you all!!
Gosh time has flown so fast! Abbie turned 7 months old yesterday. CRAZY!! She has turned into SUCH a little character. Little Miss Personality. She is close to crawling and can commando crawl around. She is getting quite fast at it too.
She love to make noise, and lately seems to be testing out new sounds and seeing how loud she can squeal. Which is VERY loud.
We have also started on solids just before 6 months because she was so ready! Except she initially only wanted sweet foods like fruit. She rejected meat and veggies initially. However I decided to do some baby led weaning and had a breakthrough. I don't puree hardly any of her food now.
She tends to have soft weetbix with fruit in the morning, or toast fingers with hommus. This she happily will be spoon fed. Through the day I give her a mik Arrowroot (way cheaper than rusks) to ave a suck on, fruit or jelly (I make my own by pureeing fruit in juice and water then adding gelatine). Then at night time she pretty much eatc what we have, but I put some aside before I put anything too salty or chilli in. One of her first non puree meals was a noodle dish I make and she LOVED it. SInce then there was no going back. She gets steamed veg (Carrot, Broccoli, Cauliflour, sweet potato, Pumpkin etc.) in chucks so she can grab them and munch on them. Pasta, noodles and bread are popular. Sometimes i give her some puree to eat, but she will only eat it if she has someting else to munch on, so she might have a piece of broccoli to munch, then opens her mouth for puree in between lol.
Abbie also has two toothy pegs! How did your bubba's cope with these? Abbie's seem to bother her at night and my sleep all through the nighter is gone Now she wakes and needs to be resettled through the night. She also develops a really bad rash as she still pukes alot, and drools when teething. She got a really severe dribble rash that at it's worst went from her chin to her chest, and ear to ear. It was thick and red. I ended up having to use hydrozole, and I also use a Medicream barrier cream that has manuka honey it it. Works a treat. The rash comes and goes, so I often put some powder under her chin at night and it soothes it, then barrier cream in the morning and powder when it gets damp. It doesn't stop the rash but it minimises it.
How are all your bubs going?
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