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    Welcome to the 1 Month to 3 Months thread for August 2005!

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    1 Month to 3 Months List - August '05

    Forum Name:
    State:
    Baby's DOB:
    Gender of Baby: Boy / Girl
    Baby Name(s):
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic)
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.)
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    Forum Name: *Shannon*
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 25th May 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight -7lb10oz (3460g); Length - 50cm; Head Circ - 35cm
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Jessalyn Adara Reid
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic) Multiple birth defects affecting her genitals, bowels, spinal cord and vertabrae. Also has liver disease (neonatal hepatitis).
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) 2 days overdue, natural delivery.
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    Forum Name: Angel
    State: TAS
    Baby's DOB: 25 May 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3040g (6lb 10oz) Length - 51cm Head Circ - 33.5cm
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name: Kynan Gunter
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babywriggles
    Health Concerns: mild reflux
    Notes: Induced at 37w5d due to high BP and Kynan not moving well or practicing his breathing properly.
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    Forum Name: Serendipity (Belinda)
    State: QLD
    Baby's DOB: 26th May, 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 7pound 1 ounce Length -54cms Head Circ -34cms
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Mason (still deciding middle name)
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: none so far (touching wood)
    Notes: 1 day early, they said he was a touch overcooked
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    Forum Name: cobs
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 30 May 2005
    Baby's Stats: weight, length, head circumference: 3.690kg, 48.5cm long 36cm
    Gender of Baby: Female
    Baby Name(s): Olivia
    Baby's Website: Im working on it.
    Health Concerns: none thank goodness.
    Notes: slightly colicky. breast fed.
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    Forum Name: *Megan*
    State: QLD
    Baby's DOB: 2 June 2005
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Finlay
    Baby's Website: http://photobucket.com/albums/v709/babypics/
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic)
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) Born by c/section

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    Forum Name: Joh117
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 4/06/05
    Baby's Stats: Weight - Length - Head Circ - 7lb 8 1/2oz, 54cm, ?
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Erykah Dissanayake
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic) Slight Colic
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) 10 days overdue, induced, forcep delivery
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    Forum Name: Belmarks
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 12 June 2005
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Coby Matthew
    Baby's Website: www.marks.bigpondhosting.com
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic) Nil (yet...)
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.)
    Coby was born almost a month early, he was delivered via emergency c section due to reduced fetal movements and distress. He was 5lb 8oz (2505g) and 45cms.
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    Forum Name: Stormi
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 16th June 05
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3090 gm /6lb 12oz Length - 49cm Head Circ - 34cm
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Makenzie Rose
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/t/threecherubs/
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic)
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) C/S

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    Forum Name: Brookey
    State: W.A
    Baby's DOB: 19th June 2005
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Maya Ellen
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/o/ourbub/
    Health Concerns: colic and silent reflux
    Notes: Born with a tongue tie, 3 days overdue, extended first stage labour with little progression, vaginal birth with epidural.

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    Forum Name: heather
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 26.06.2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight -4400g
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Hendrix John
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/h/hendrixjohn/
    Health Concerns:Wind
    Notes: 5 days early, 4.5 hour labour, natural vaginal water birth
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    Forum Name: LG
    State: SA
    Baby's DOB: 30 June 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3.52kg Length - 52cm Head Circ - 35cm
    Gender of Baby: boy
    Baby Name(s): Evan
    Baby's Website: www.babiesonline.com/n/nickandlinds
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    Forum Name: Tigergirl1980
    State: Victoria
    Baby's DOB:30th June 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight -7lb 5oz Length -54 cms Head Circ -34cms
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Jonah Alexander
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/o/ouralienbaby/
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic) None now as they are all clear.
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) 3 weeks early, forceps delivery after pushing for 2 hours.
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    Forum Name: Wardygirl
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 30th June 05
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 4110 gm /9lb 1oz Length - 53.5cm Head Circ - 36.5cm
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Blake Elliott
    Baby's Website: TBA
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic)
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) 3 days late, natural 5 hour labour. Spent 5 days on antibiotics due to GBS+
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    Forum Name: beckles
    State: vic
    Baby's DOB: 1st july 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - Length - Head Circ - 3.8kg, 51.5cm, 37cm
    Gender of Baby: boy
    Baby Name(s): Oscar
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns:
    Notes: emergency c/section brow presentation & posterier

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    Forum Name: Kira
    Baby DOB: 1.7.05
    State: SA
    Gender: Male
    Weight: 8lb3oz, 3730gms
    Baby Name: Jake Paul
    Notes: Born elect C/S @ 38 wks
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    Forum Name: Mama Mel
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 4th July, 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3700g Length - 54cms Head Circ - 35cms
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Ryan
    Baby's Website: www.babiesonline.com/babies/o/ourlilboy
    Health Concerns:
    Notes: Born on due date! Water birth with gas
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    Forum Name: Gemma
    State: Victoria
    Baby's DOB: 4th July 05
    Baby's Stats: Weight 3130g (6lb 14oz) - Length 49cm- Head Circ - 33.5cm
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Amy Jade
    Baby's Website: http://www.comcen.com.au/~winston/
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic) None
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) Emergency c-sect after 24 hrs labour and only 3cm dialated. Cord around Amy's neck twice.
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    Forum Name: Hayseed
    State: Country Vic
    Baby's DOB: 06-07-2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3100gm (6lb 13oz), Length - 48m, Head Circ - 35cm
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Thomas Mark Simpson
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/p/pup7
    Health Concerns: none
    Notes: was a caesarean birth because of breech presentation and also mild pre-eclampsia. Born 10 days before EDD.

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    Forum Name: Kate10
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 09-07-2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 4400g, Length - 56cm, Head Circ - 36cm
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Kelsey Shayne
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/o/ourone/
    Health Concerns:
    Notes:
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    Forum Name: sunbeam koala
    State: Denmark (overseas)
    Baby's DOB: 10/07/2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3500kg Length - 52cm Head Circ -
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Alexander Rohan
    Baby's Website: www.mikaidt.dk/2005/birth
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic)
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.)
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    Forum Name: Mumofbundlezofjoy
    State: Victoria
    Baby's DOB: 19/07/05
    Stats: 4625gms, 52.5cm, 36cm head circumfrence
    Gender: Boy
    Name: Dion Michael
    Website: Not yet
    Health concerns: a little bit of jaundice
    Notes: Born at 39weeks 4 days, natural delivery
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    Forum Name: layla
    State: WA
    Baby's DOB: 19th July 05
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Sarah Ashlee
    Baby's Website: www.babiesonline.com/babies/s/skbub/
    Health Concerns: Wearing a harness to correct a shallow hip socket.
    Notes: 10 days early by planned c-section due to breech presentation.
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    Forum Name: Kelli D
    State: Western Australia
    Baby's DOB: 27th July 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3280g (7lb 4oz) Length - 49cm Head Circ - 35cm
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Zahra Mackenzie Dawson
    Baby's Website: www.babiesonline.com/babies/d/dawsonkids
    Health Concerns: Increased risk of becoming diabetic
    Notes: 13 days early, Induced delivery due to maternal unstable gestational diabetes and elevated uric acid levels, on Intravenous Dextrose for 48 hours due to hypoglycaemia, flame naevis on forehead.

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    So many of the girls are MIA. Mel where are you??

    Rach thanks for the bottle advice i think the shape of the teat is what was bothering him as it was long ang thin, but will try again and otherwise get the avent ones.

    Megan - your photos are absolutely stunning!! What a beautiful idea. We have an amazing photographer in sydney who does similar photos and i thought we would get some done when he was a bit older.

    Brooke - how was your mothers group. I love my weekly meetups they are so nice.

    Gotta run hendrix needs me

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    Brooke - I would be interested to hear how your mothers group was as well as I had my first group meeting yesterday....it was OK but I felt that I needed some of this information at week 2 not week 10! I hope that you found yours more useful...


    Heather - thanks for the comments on the photos - we are going to do them again soon.....don't they just grow soooo quickly!?

    Hope that you all got some sleep last night mums! Have a wonderful day!

    If you update your websites - do let us know as it is great to see pics of your growing bubs!

    Megan

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    Shannon and Rach - the teats were the tommee tippee nuborn but he doesnt like them, but i just went to chemist and got a fancy pigeon teat that resembles the nipple and are meant for bubs that are still on the boob. They fit the bottles i have so fingers crossed, but the lady said it really is trial and error - hope not too many errors!!

    Hendrix also slept well last night he slept from 8 to 3:30 and ate went back to sleep until 7:30. So i feel inredibly relaxed as i also finished my assignment so now have 6 months off!!!!!

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    Morning all. No marathon post from me this morning.

    I've had the perfect night. Blake last fed at 9pm then woke at 2/2.30am, then woke at 6.30am. He went straight back to sleep and I'm about to wake him for a feed.

    Because my DH and I mean darling, had to go onsite to a school locally this morning he dropped DD at her school on the way. Blake and I have been home all morning. I'm fed, showered and totally relaxed. I have even managed to put together a website for Blake. I'm sure it needs a bit of tweaking but you can now have a look at my gorgeous boy.

    Heather, I hope that you, well Hendrix really, finds more satisfaction with the Pigeon teats.

    Oh oh. Boy screaming. Must be hungry. Gotta fly.
    xx

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    Oh yeah, I meant to ask Gemma and anyone else who uses one... how do you find the Grobag? Are they worth getting? I ask as I have started leaving Blake's arms unwrapped and I wonder if his chest is getting cold as the blankets wont stay up to his chin like before. Or am I over-reacting?

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    Rachel - I just looked at your website!! Your little man is sooooo cute....

    We use a sleeping bag for Finlay as he hates having his arms wrapped and it works really well. I can recommend them...

    Good luck with the bottle feeding Heather!

    Megan

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    I was going to type "morning girls" and then looked at the clock and it is well and truly afternoon! Where has the day gone?!

    Rachel, I have just bought the Nuk dummy for Thomas so hopefully (when we have to use it) he will take to it a bit better than the Tommee Tippee one. It was a good idea being a smaller teat, but it just wouldn't stay in his mouth. Thomas also has had a massive breakout of spots - in fact, I was a bit worried yesterday morning, but they seemed to calm down by the afternoon and today they are certainly less.

    Heather, I also use the Avent brand of bottles and teas for expressing BM (and also their microwave sterilising kit and breast pump). Thomas took to it first go and I must admit, I didn't even know that babies rejected bottle teats until a friend asked if he took it ok and then told me that a lot of babies won't drink from boob to bottle and then return. I would also reccomend the Avent range largely because you can get the stuff in Safeway/Woolworths and also at the chemists. I had to go and buy a couple more smaller bottles because I froze some BM in the ones that came with the breast pump.

    Megan, I have just had professional photos taken of Thomas, but am yet to see the results. Yours look fantastic. I hope ours look just as good. We are intending to make a montage (is that how you spell it??) of photos to give to the grandparents for Christmas. The frame will include photos from when I was pregnant through to Thomas at about 5mths.

    Shannon, I can't remember if I already asked this (and maybe you have chosen not to answer if I have already asked it, which is ok BTW), but I was wondering about what the story is behiond Jess' health concerns and why she is seeing a nureosurgeon etc... But whatever the reason, it is good news that things are looking up for her!

    Bloody nightmare morning this morning here. I dunno what was up, but the lad wouldn't relly settle after his 7.30am feed, so I ended up giving him a bath at 10.30am and giving him (another!) feed and he eventually went down. However, he is having a rather restless sleep. Great! And we have the mum's group today and the topic is....."settling babies" would you believe it??!!! LOL.

    Left nipple is now getting worse. I can barely stand Thomas to feed off it. I think the Daktarin gel actually dries the nipple out bit which is probably fixing any thrush, but murder on the cracked nipple bit! God is there ANY relief in sight???? The nurse doing the session today is actually my lactation consultant so I'll be able to catch up with her. But I am going to have to express for the next few feeds off it. Too painful otherwise. I'm nearly in tears at feeding time. I really don't want to give up on the BFing thing because I am a really good cow - am making lots of milk. DH would be proud to have me in the herd!!! LOL.

    Someone asked me if I had managed to finish my thesis before Thomas came along. Well, yes I did and I am very happy that I did seeing as I seem to have NO time to do anything other than look after the baby, and do basic hygiene stuff for myself. Just getting back into the cooking etc since the c-section. I honestly don't know how you girls with toddlers or older children do it. How do you fit everything in?? Does it get easier??

    Well, best push off. I have barely ventured into any other threads on the site since Pup's arrival, so apart from what is going on in here, I have no idea how others are going. I don't know who's pg, who's had a baby and haven't even thought about venturing back into the AO forum.

    Life has changed..........

    Hayseed

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    Brooke - the pigeon teats you mentioned are the ones i got this morning and he was fine with it, so yay!! Glad Maya slept well again for you and that your mothers group went well.

    Kate - im still BF. I plan to continue for as long as Hendrix wants to but i also want him to be able to have EBM from a bottle for the odd occasion (ie we are going to a wedding in september and will be out for the night). Now that i know he will take it im happy for DH to feed him a bottle once a week or so, BF is so much easier!! My hat goes off to you girls to feed from botles, i dont think im organised enough!! Im glad that your doctors appointment went well as i was going to reply and say that Kelsey seems to be of a healthy weight. Also thats great that her reflux has been diagnosed and that the doc gave you some things to help her with it. Hendrix gets mild reflux and we just keep him upright after a feed and it seems to work well. I know so cause if you happen to put him down he screams blue murder!!

    Shannon - i forgot to say that that is wonderful news that you received from the neurosurgeon. I didnt realise the extent of Jess's issues. Big hugs to both of you. xx

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    Brooke - you crack me up!!

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    Kate, I don't know what drugs your MCHN is on. Since Blake has been home from hospital he's put on 210g in 6 days, 390g in one week and 590g the following fortnight. My MCHN is extremely happy with what he's doing, and has no concerns about his "excessive" weight gain. He is in the 90 percentile for length, head and weight and is perfectly proportioned. Totally ignore your woman. Kelsey sounds like she's doing brilliantly.

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    Hi all

    Well where did the day go. And my don't you chat. Had loads to catch up on before I could post.

    Brookey - I try and comb her hair but it has a mind of its own. When wet it is really curly and then dries straight. I am putting clips in it now as it has grown a fair bit since she was born. I shall soon be tying it up!!!

    Well we did not have a great night. Erykah slept till 10:15pm from 6:30 so that was good. She then woke to be fed at 12:30 and then 1:30am. At 2 she was screaming so I did as the MCHN said and elevated myself and put her on my chest. She slept like a baby for 2 hours and I managed to get some sleep too. I don't think I moved a muscle while she was on me.

    She then woke at 4:30 for a feed and then 8:10am.

    She is very settled right now after a trip to the Chiro. I have bought a new wrap to wrap her in and hope that it works better. It is also thin cotton so less chance of her over heating.

    We have friends coming tonight for dinner. So I have been preparing that today and talking Erykah how to make Home Made Yorkshire Puddings. We are having a roast dinner. I have cheated and bought the pre cooked chook and frozen dessert.

    We will be settling down to watch the Ashes tonight.

    Have a good weekend all

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    Hi everyone

    Brooke - I am with you! I can't stop kissing my little boy either...I just love him to bits! I was not prepared for the love that I feel for him.....Woo Hoo on the sleeping! I hope that Maya keeps it up! I might be a little slow....but I don't know what you mean about the photos..... #-o

    Hayseed - so sorry to hear about your feeding problems. I had a really hard time in the beginning as well - 3 weeks of the worst pain I had ever felt in my life! I saw a lactation consultant and perservered and now we are all good! He has been fussing a bit lately and appears to be inpaitent with the time and effort it takes to get the milk out. Does anyone else have this problem?

    Kate - post your pics when you can...I scanned those ones in - so they look even better in real life as they are blown up!

    Jo - glad to hear that your little girl is letting you get some sleep!!

    We have had a great day today - I am getting more and more involved in our ABA group here which is lovely. Have you all joined the ABA?

    I love food shopping with Finlay! We have a really great time crusing around looking at all the things to buy...he smiles and giggles the whole way! I just love him!

    Better go talk to you all soon

    Megan

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    Hi there chatterboxes!

    Hope you're all well.

    Megan - love the photos, Finlay looks so beautiful. Good idea to have him naked, altho a little risky for you LOL!

    Heather - we had our first trial with an Avent bottle and 2 holed teat yesterday just to see if it could be possible to have an alternative way to feed him. Alexander managed to suck on it without too much stress.

    Shannon - You're amazing to have so much positive energy and strength given the extent of your baby's health concerns. You are an inspiration. Yay that Jess is sleeping through the night!

    Rachel - Blake and Vivienne are so cute!

    Hayseed - Alexander had a break out of spots on his trunk area today. I think its a normal baby thing...???
    Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having with your nipple. I hope it heals itself soon and you start to feel better.

    Lisa - Poor you with mastitis. That must be so difficult for you to be sick and looking after a young bub. Things will change soon, so persevere!
    I was floored the other night with a blocked duct in one bb. I had a high temperature, aches and a feeling of being punched in the bb. It was awful. I thought I had it too, but managed to release the duct and it seems to have passed now.

    Brooke - yay for Maya and her long night sleeps!

    Kate - good to have a diagnosis for Kelsey so now you can go about treating her. Poor little bub having reflux. Is she a chucker? I'm beginning to come out of denial and admit that Alexander is a colic sufferer...or a good actor LOL! But he complains most loudly at night and it seems to be resulting from wind only. If we get a burp or 2 up, he's right. He is on a 3 hourly feeding pattern, day and night. It is a rare occasion when he will stretch it to 3.5 hours. The elusive all night's sleep is a way off for us I think. I am still expressing about 20 mls off the top of each boob most feeds and it seems to help him feed quietly and without too much dramatic sucking. The other thing is, we're not using a dummy. We've found he's enjoying sucking on my little finger when he's stressed out, so me and Dh have turned into human dummies. Not sure how long this will be necessary for, we hope he'll grow out of it soon.

    gotta go, this has already been a marathon post that has been on my computer for a feed, bath and dinner cooking session.

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    Deb - your webpage is wonderful, you guys make such a handsome family!! Who writes the photo captions?? They are very clever, i have a little chuckle everytime. Hope things settle in the colicky dept soon. Glad he likes his bottle teats it makes life a little easier.

    Megan, Brooke & Kate - isnt this love overwhelming?? i eat his scrumptous cheeks on a regular basis!! His smiles are becoming a constant thing and when he locks eyes with me and smiles - such bliss!!

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    Oh for god's sake...if it is not one thing, then it is another!!!

    Bit of a rant coming up.......

    Thursday night I decided that I would express off the left boob to give the nipple a rest and try to heal if it is indeed a crack. So I expressed all yesterday no problem. But this morning, my boob - underneath - was soooooooooo sore, I was worried that I might be getting mastitis. I couldn't lift my left arm up or hold Pup on my left side because of the pain in my boob. I thought that perhaps I wasn't able to effectively drain the ducts properly when using the pump (although I get on average about 100 - 110ml in about 10 minutes). So I had to bite the bullet (well....my tongue...from pain!) at the 11am feed and put the boy on the sore boob/nipple to see if he could drain it better. Which he did and whilst it is still sore, it feels so much better. I think I can get 2 x expresses out of one boob before I have to feed off it. Doesn't bode well for long term expressing if need be 8-[ .

    So I expressed at 7am off that sore side and then had to feed at 11am off the same side, so my right boob is needing a feed!!! I hope he's hungry!!

    AND my nipple is STILL sore. I've got an appointment to see the m/w tomorrow morning to have another lactation consult and a feed with her watching. Fingers crossed .

    Megan, I am not having any trouble with amount of milk...in fact, I think that the milk almost drowns the lad. Makes for a stop/start feed at the begining which come to think of it, may be contributing to sore nipple..... :-k

    Brooke, I am also finding that I am smothering the boy in kisses ALL THE TIME. Amazing feeling this motherhood thing!

    Kate, we just spoke about reflux at our mum's group yesterday (came up as part of unsettled babies). Our MCHN said that if bub is refluxy, put a pillow under the mattress at one end or a brick under one end of the cot to raise it up slightly and have the baby's head positioned on the high end. This will help with sleep. But she spoke about feeding and didn't say not to offer the boob the second time - say after burping or changing a nappy. In fact, she mentioned that if the baby is hungry, feed him off the ONE side until he/she is full and dopey and then put them down BEFORE they fall asleep at the boob (if possible). Obviously, if bub is taking up to 30 minutes to drain one side, then you will be offering it a couple of times because you will be burping or changing a nappy in there somewhere. Also, she mentioned that when changing their nappy, don't lift their little legs up int he air because you cause the stomach contents to run back down the oesophagus. To change them, you need to roll the onto and off the nappy.

    Quite possibly you are doing this, but thought I would pass on what I heard yesterday.

    Shannon, thanks for filling me in on Jess. It must have been quite a shock for you after birth if you were not prepared for all those major complications. Very good to hear that she is on the up and up though!!

    Hi to everyone else - sorry I don't do personals for everyone (some of you girls put me to shame!), but I just can't remember everything.

    Hayseed

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    G'mornin' all!

    Well, our household is a little less crazy now. We're all recovering from our bout of the flu. Hannah seems much better, which is great! Now I can focus on getting myself better! She's still not sleeping well. Last night her "long" sleep was only 2 1/2 hours. I am having trouble getting her to sleep during the day too. Oh well! She grins at me every time she wakes me up in the night so I can't stay mad at her! On the positive side - Hannah has worked out how to kick to activate her kick n whirl carnival and to pull on her toys to make her swing play music. I'm a proud mum

    Hayseed - ouch re: the sore boob! I found bf really tricky too (with cracked nipples galore). I found that using a nipple shield really helped give my nipples a break and it was more effective to put Hannah on with one of those than to express. I know some people frown on their use (it can confuse baby apparently) but for me it was the difference between persevering and giving up! I only needed to use it for a couple of days and then I used it every 2nd feed to give my nipples a chance....just a thought! The avent ones are supposedly the best....I hope your nipples are feeling better soon!

    Megan - Finlay sounds so cute when you're out shopping. It's amazing to see the world through the eyes of someone so new! Your pics are beautiful too btw!

    LOL Brooke @ you not being able to stop kissing Maya! It's an epidemic I think - I can't get enough of Hannah's chubby little cheeks either. Being a mum is just the best...

    Jo - hope the chiro did the trick? how's your sleeping going now? Hope your roast dinner was fabulous (I am salivating at the thought!)

    Shannon - I think we'll stay here in Kingaroy. Tim's mum and dad are here and he's pretty close to them. We own our own home here (outright - no mortgage), and we couldn't afford one in Brisbane without a horrific loan! Tim will just have to find some work outside science if it comes down to it. Even night fill at Woolies (which he did through uni) pays pretty well and he enjoyed it. Other than that there are plenty of labouring jobs around. lol @ Jess' massive spew - I have been known to do the same thing with Hannah when she is sleeping soundly in a pool of milky vomit. Mother's are a creative bunch aren't we?? lol!

    Heather - congrats on finishing your assignment! Well done! I am starting to stress about mine (due on the 26th). In my panic i am thinking of defering, but I really want to keep going....I don't think being sick has helped much! I may yet join you and defer for 6 months... Glad Hendrix has been sleeping well for you! Little champ!

    Rachel - love the website - your kids are so beautiful! Sounds like Blake is going great guns with his weight gain. Hannah is a 90th percentile girl for weight too. Started at the 50th.

    Kate
    - hope the reflux sorts itself out soon. hopefully elevating her a bit will help. Good to hear that Kelsey is thriving so well! Hannah's a chubby bub too (6.4kg and 60cm long) - but our CHN and GP are pleased!

    I'm sure I've missed some of you...I will try to keep up this week!!!

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    Morning girls

    Well just a quick proud mum post from me. Hendrix slept 8 hours last night!! Woo Hoo. He went to bed at 8:30pm and slept till 4:30 then was up for 20 mins and went back down till 8:00am this morning. I agree with you Juliette he is a little champ. But im not holding my breathe that this is a routine thing but it was very nice as a one off.
    Well gotta go as we are going for a picnic.
    Will log on later.
    xx

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