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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: *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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    Forum Name: Fletch
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 30th July 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 7lbs 8 oz or 3.4kgs Length - 51.5cm Head Circ - 35cm
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby's Name: Zane Scott
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/l/little%5Ffletch/
    Health Concerns:
    Notes: Born by vacuum extraction due to mums very high bp and Zane's lowered heart rate.

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    Hi girls,

    well the lack of my milk supply obviously didn't hurt Pup none....he was weighed today at the MCH centre and put on 260gms this week. He now weighs 4700gms (lbs and oz...?? I'll have to look it up!!) In 4 weeks he has also put on 4cm too. I have noticed this as he is definately longer at feeding.

    My milk supply is back on track - I expressed this morning on 2 full boobs and got 220mls in total, so I'm very pleased. i think you're right Shannon, Pup is going through a growth spurt and wants to feed a bit more. Also he gets very grumpy at the boob when it doesn;t flow fast enough into his mouth (he has to work for it a bit and HATES it!!)

    Hope everyone is well today and bub's are being little angels!!

    Hayseed

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    Hi guys,

    Just popping in quickly before bed. It's so sad, most nights I go to bed at like 9pm. If it's 9.30pm, I panic now that I'm going to bed so late lol. Considering I used to stay up to at least midnight. Won't be so bad once missy realises she's meant to be having a long sleep at night and doesn't really need that 2-3am feed.

    Hayseed, glad to hear your milk is fine. I was worried that Makenzie wasn't getting enough milk (well, actually, I don't think she was) and when I got her weighed I expected her to have only put on 500g but she'd put on 1.5kgs. It's always a relief when they get weighed and they are on track.

    Brooke - that woman running the mum's group sounds a bit rude. Good on you for trying to get everyone talking, even though it's not up to you!

    Well I have to take Miss M for her needles tomorrow..am a bit overdue with them lol. I'll get her weighed and everything while I'm there. Will be interesting to see what she weighs now as she looks so much fatter since being on formula. She's such a little piggy, too.

    I should get to bed I suppose. I've been really edgy the last couple of days coz the boys have been feral and testing our patience to the max and Makenzie was unsettled yesterday and this arvo. I feel like I'm PMSing so who knows, AF might be on her way. I hope not, my postnatal bleeding only stopped about 3 weeks ago (at 7 weeks).

    Grrrrrrr, I'm also feeling down as now that I've stopped b/f and stopped expressing my boobs have stopped producing much milk and therefore have shrunk. I need all the boobage I can get. Oh well. Maybe I can get breast implants at the same time I get the tummy tuck *dreams*.

    Okay, really going lol. Hope everyone is well.

    Oh, one question - how have you all got bubs to sleep through? Did they just do it themselves? If they wake in the night crying, do you just try to resettle? Makenzie wakes in the night doing her "I"m starving" cry still. Sometimes she cries a bit at other times in the night and resettles herself, but she's obviously still hungry, even though she has her last bottle somewhere between 10 and 11.30.

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    hey guys

    hayseed - glad to hear that all is getting back on track in the breast feeding side of things and that also all is clear with you gall bladder.

    Brooke - sorry to hear you had an unsettled day yesterday, hope that it was a one off.

    Lisa - good to hear from you. Glad to hear that Mackenzie is thriving. Im not sure about the sleeping thing hendrix just did it himself, although............

    He hasnt been sleeping at all well this week. Since his immunisation he slept 10.5 hours that night, then 6 tuesday night followed by 4. Wednesday was ok, but last night he slept from 7pm till 1am which was ok but then woke every 2.5 hours for a feed, and was ravenous at the boob. Not sure if it is a growth spurt or still the effects of the immunisation or whether those days of blissful sleep are on hold for a while?? Hope they havent gone for too long, its incredilbly hard to go back to no sleep when you have been blessed with some for a while. It really is a form of torture.

    Anyway he is hungry again. Off i go.....

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    Lisa, Pup still wakes in the middle of the night for a feed (probably 'cause he is still on BM). I usually have a 1 - 3am ish feed and then another somewhere around 4 - 6am ish.

    Was the conversation about the "Kick and Whirl" on this thread??? Is it a Fisher Price one??? And you get them at Kmart???

    Hayseed

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    Hayseed - You can get them at KMart or Target, we bought ours from Target. There is a picture of Amy playing with it on her website.

    Be back later to catch up with everyone. Amy wants a feed very soon...

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    Hi All

    Sorry I haven't been around, been such a busy month for us, thank goodness it's nearly over.

    We got Jonah's Pixi photos back the other day, they are so great, he looks ever so cute.

    He's been so very fussy over the last couple of days, I have no idea what's going on, don't you wish they came out being able to talk? It would make it so much easier.

    Kate-I don't think the infant size nappies come in boxes, I've looked for them when they have been on special but it appears that they don't have them.

    Heather-Jonah's hasn't been his usual self since his immunisations either, poor little mites.

    Brooke-Sorry to hear that Maya's been unsettled, that's why I wish they could talk. Would be so easy for us if they just said "Hey mum, gimme some milk", "Mum, I've got a pain in my belly", "Yo, how long do I have to sit in my own filth?"

    Anyway, I must dash, things to do.

    Take care

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    Brooke-Thanks, we're trying now to feed him when he wants it, which is how he seems to want things to go these days, rather than us waking him for all of his feeds. He has definitely slept better today than he has for a while. We have him in a cot now which he seems to like better than the cradle he was in. Gee, sounds like you had a busy day, I've had plenty of those this month, our calendar for this month just has stuff written all over it, I love looking at next month at the moment as there is only 1 thing written on there.

    Kate-Jonah says thank you for the hugs (well I'm sure he would if he could talk) It's like that isn't it, "Please, tell us what you want, we'll give it to you or do it for you if you just tell us". It is weird that the infant nappies aren't in the boxes, it's so handy to just grab a whole box when they are on special. The most you can get of infants is 48 or something, I got one of them the other day when they were on special. Jonah has been better today, hopefully we can get things together again. It's such a bugger when everything is going well and they decide to throw a spanner in the works, little monkies.

    Well take care, will post again tomorrow.[/b]

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    Well Makenzie had her (3) needles today. She didn't cry much with the first one but the second one must have been intramuscular or something coz she went to town with that one. She hasn't been too bad this arvo. She was a bit unsettled and crying so we gave her some Dymadon and she hasn't been too bad. She had a bottle at 5pm and went to sleep after that and she's been asleep since (now 9.40pm). My brother and his wife came over for dinner tonight and of course she slept through their whole visit. Which is unusual because regardless of what time she has her milk or a sleep etc, she is always screaming just as we dish up dinner. So was nice to have dinner without her screaming. I also had some wine tonight so am a bit tipsy, not having had much alcohol for so long. DH told me not to get drunk though or I wouldn't want to get out of bed at 3am LOL.

    Anyway, better go, think I can hear her crying.

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    Hey mummas,

    We took Alexander off to the chiro yesterday and he screamed through the treatment, which only took 5 minutes. but as soon as the chiro took his hands off, there was beautiful calmness that lasted the rest of the day. The chiro found 3 different points in his neck where he pressed and released some tensions ( i think .. he was explaining to me what he was doing, but I find it so hard to concentrate when the baby is crying - something about nerves in the neck linked to the intestines and trauma to these nerves during birth).

    I hope all your bubs are recovering quickly from their vaccinations. Loving vibrations to all

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    Morning all.

    Gee you girls can talk! I've had a couple of busy days and the forum's just out of control, so please forgive me if I miss anyone in my post.

    Deb, I'm so glad to the chiro helped Alexander yesterday. It's so hard when they're crying to think that the treatment is doing them any good, but obviously when the chiro took his hand off Alexander, he'd certainly done the trick by the sounds of it. I hope that it continues to give Alexander the calmness he didn't have before.

    Lisa, I'm pleased to hear that Makenzie didn't have too much of a reaction to her needles. Although the initial needle can be a bit painful which is what obviously happened with Miss M, she seems to have handledthem well. And what a great bonus for her to sleep through the dinner with your brother and his wife - although they might not have thought so. I'm sure they'd have loved a cuddle. I know what you mean about waking at dinner time. Although Blake doesn't do it all the time, he often has a snooze for an hour after his 5pm feed, and then is awake until his 8pm feed... ie, all the way through dinner. Good for you for having some wine. I bet it was great to feel like a 'normal' adult again, not a deprived pregnant woman who can't enjoy all the good stuff!

    Bec, It sounds like Jonah's much happier with the demand feeding rather than you waking him. It also sounds like he's enjoying the space in his cot. Blake's been in his for a month and I just couldn't imagine him in the bassinet any more. He's soooo big and love the space to stretch out as I'm sure Jonah will too. Enjoy your - so far - quiet August.

    Everyone re Huggies Infant... I contacted Kimberley Clark who make Huggies a couple of weeks ago to find out about infant boxes and the lady I spoke to said that they'd done market research and also a sales analysis for the infants and babies don't seem to be in this size for very long so they decided not to have 'retail' boxes. At places like Nappyland who bulk sell nappies they sell plain label boxes of 100. Nappyland charges $44 for this box which equates to 44cents per nappy. To buy then in the 48 bulk bag at the supermarket, you can generally get them on special for about $17.50 which equates to around 37cents per nappy. Even when they're not on special and they're around $19.50, it's still only about 40cents per nappy.... still cheaper!

    Kate, Woo Hoo for Kelsey going into the Size 0 wondersuits. Blake tends to wear his Size 00 pyjamas inside his sleeping bad he has for bed. As I've said previously, I just can't bring him to go into an 0. I don't think my daughter did for months so it just doesn't seem right, and seeing I picked up the pj's for $5 each when they had the end of winter clearance at Best & Less, Blake can wear them now... although I didn't think he'd be in them so soon when I bought them.

    Brooke, good for you on tackling all the housework. It's great the weather has picked up - at least here in Melbourne, so you must have had some nice weather a couple of days before us. It's sad that I too often think of sunny weather as a 'good washing day' rather than a picnic or bike ride day. I'm going to try and change that! Pleased to hear that Maya is happier and had a better sleep last night (or was that the night before!). I'm sure she'll be back to her 7/8 hour sleeps before too long.

    Heather, has Hendrix settled down after his immunisation yet? I hope he's back to normal for you. Poor little mite. It's so sad that it puts them out of whack for a few days, but I'm sure it's a whole lot better than getting the diseases.

    Hayseed, so pleased to hear your milk is back on track. It's so stressful when the bb's are not doing what they're supposed to. Blake is very similar to Thomas in the fact that he doesn't like to work for his milk. Sometimes letdown is a little slow and Blake's so grumpy, coming on and off the breast. I wish he'd just work at it and wait for let down. My let down is so strong that he should just be patient and he'll get all the milk he wants! Typical bloke again I guess, he wants it, and he wants it now! I also hope that you and DH had worked through the settling issues with Pup. My DH can be the same, and worse he tends to walk REALLY heavy footed - and often in his motorbike boots - when he goes into Blake's room to settle him. The noise alone would keep the poor boy awake for an hour, I'm sure! Without sounding like you're telling him to suck eggs, gently suggest some methods for observing and settling Pup, or even suggest he watches what you do when you settle him. (If he'd let you)

    Hi Gemma, how's it going with Amy? When are we going to catch up? Feel like a walk on Monday? The weather still will be nice so perhaps 11am-ish? Have you heard back about your promotion yet? I'm so excited for you. I hope you get it.

    Now onto our news/week. Blake also had his needles this week. He had them on Thursday and although he's such a calm boy normally, he cried when all three went in. He settled pretty quickly and didn't have much of an initial reaction although he was a bit more grizzly Thursday evening, snacking instead of feeding and not going to sleep until later. Yesterday he still had a bit of a temperature - only 37.8, but still a little elevated. By his 5pm feed he was pretty much back to normal and has had a good night again.

    Blake's still not sleeping through the night. He tends to have his last feed about 8/8.30pm and then sleeps until 2/2.30am. His next feed is 6/6.30am. I wonder about pushing hes 8pm feed back or giving him a rollover feed around 10.30pm but what we've got in place now seems to work pretty well, so I don't want to stuff it up. I'm managing the 2am wake up ok, so for now it will stay.

    I too am a fan of ebay, although I have only been a buyer not a seller so far. I've got so many great clothes for Blake - mainly Pumpkin Patch which are always still in great condition. I got a parcel on Monday of around 20 pieces - jeans, denim jacket, t-shirts and shorts, hats, jumpers, even a gorgeous pair of pre-walker shoes. It cost me $31 which included $12 postage. I know for a fact that the PP jeans which are the polar fleece lined ones cost over $20 so I think I got an absolute bargain!

    DH finished up at his job yesterday. He's been there for 7 years and was poached by the old director of the company (it's been bought out a couple of times). It's been a pretty stressful week for him as he's the only breadwinner at the moment with me home with Blake, and also he's been in the computer industry for 19 years which is now leaving. All the changes have left him a bit tense... with a total change of industry and all those new job jitters, however next week DH is home so he can unwind a bit. He'll start his new job the following Monday with a clear and rested mind and body. I may not be on so much as we'll try to spend the time together but we both want to do things... I'm having a massage - woo hoo.

    DD is getting hungry and so am I so I'll sign off after this marathon post.

    Have a great weekend everyone, and enjoy this gorgeous Melbourne sun (for those in the Garden state!)

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    Morning all,

    Rach - glad to hear that all is well with you. Well done on the package of PP clothes, i went to PP yesterday and brought Hendrix a little jumper, its very cute but very naughty of me, i cant stop buying him things!! You must be so lookin forward to the massage, have a great time you deserve it!! Also great to hear that Blakes immunisation wasnt too much of an ordeal.

    Deb - im so glad that the chiro helped. Hendrix had a chiro session early on and it seemed to help, how many more sessions do you have??

    Lisa - woo hoo for the relaxing drink with dinner and that Miss M slept through!! You must have felt like a different person. Mike and i are going out tonight to the movies and then for a drink!! Its the first time since Hendy's birth so im pretty excited. Hope the 2am wake up wasnt too bad!!

    Bec - glad that your back and that all is well!! Jonah sounds to be doing well, i hope that he is a bit more back to his normal self after his needles.

    Brooke -hope that Maya is sleeping well for you, hendrix's sleeps have gone it seems for now. Gosh your good doing the housework, our house is pretty good but it could do with a bit of a spring clean soon i think.

    Well my news is as follows........ its a bit of a saga but hopefully things will get better.
    As you all know hendy is a pretty calm boy and we have had no real issues with anything except my BF. So, in the last couple of weeks has really been resisting the Boob and i thought that it still had to do with my fast flow issues he goes on and off on and off and that persits throughout the feed. THis on off business has always been the case but now he screams and does not want to feed. THis has been getting progressivly worse to the point where he isnt really asking for feeds and i have to offer. So i took him to my dad (GP) and he has diagnosed him with reflux and he is now on Zantac. Now that i look at all the sympotms the poor little mite has been suffering badly and last weigh in he had only gained 120g in two weeks. Anyway the funny thing is that whilst im sure the medication will make him feel better and thats obviously what i want i also hate the fact that he has to now be on medication. Im going to have a mothercraft nurse come to the house and see what im doing and see if we can do anything else. Sorry for the me me me post guys im just a little worried.

    So know i am also going to complain about his sleep, i dont know what it is but since his immunisation he hasnt slept through (which i wouldnt complain about except that he is waking so often like his newborn days. Last night he went to sleep at 9:30 then woke at 2:00 at which i gave him the dummy, then 3:00 i gave him the dummy then 4:00 mike gave him the dummy then he slept till 6:30 and i fed him. The reason i didnt feed at the other times was cause he had his eyes closed and was crying, moaning in his sleep. What do you guys do when this is the case do you respond or do you leave them and if so for how long. I find thought that if i dont go to him he will escalate but maybe im going in too early??

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    Heather, I go into Blake fairly quickly when he cries during the night, although I always tiptoe in and stop and observe him first to see whether he's just having a little moan in his sleep or whether his eyes are open. Often he's stirred to a very shallow sleep and has lost his dummy. Sometimes he's not interested in his dummy at all. There's no pattern to it, but at this stage I'm still giving Blake at 2am-ish feed and a 6am-ish feed and he rarely wakes at any time other than these although last night there was a 5am "I've got wind and I have to fart it out" squark in his sleep.

    Sidetracking completely. I just got out my DD's health book out of interest. As a comparison, Vivienne was 12lb 13 at 13wk 4days. Blake was 12lb 11 at 7 weeks. No wonder I find it hard to put Blake in 0 sized Bonds suits... Viv wasn't in them until she was around 4 months old!

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    Morning All

    Rachel-Yes, the demand feeding seems to be working out best now, thanks goodness we had a really good day yesterday. And he is much more comfortable in the cot, more room to spread out in, he likes to sleep with his arms up for some reason. He also likes to lie there quietly, unlike when he was in his cradle, he would just cry so we would put his dummy in and then he would just spit it out and cry again, it was such a viscious circle, but now when we put him into bed he seems to just lie there until he falls asleep. Re the nappies- I see how that makes sense not to put them in boxes, I guess they really aren't in them for that long, I'm sure at his next weighing Jonah will probably be almost 5 kilos by now, if not over that (unless I've been doing something wrong. I have both bought and sold things on ebay, I sold all of the leftover newborn nappies I had yesterday, and we've been selling old cd's and videos that we don't want or that we have 2 of. I bought clothes for Jonah on ebay before he was born, they were in such good condition and I think I only paid about $6 for about 10 items. Good luck to your DH on starting his new job, I'm sure he will be fine. Isn't is just the most beautiful day today, I'm going to try and get all my washing done today and maybe take Jonah for a walk.

    Heather- I love pumpkin patch, I should never, ever go in there, it's very naughty to go in there, I should stop, am extremeply tempted to go to DFO, but that would be even naughtier. Jonah is doing well thanks, we had a good day yesterday which I will talk about after this. Sorry to hear about your saga, and don't apologise for a me, me, me post, it wasn't you did personals at the beginning. If you're having trouble with onning and offing (sorry they aren't real words so I hope you know what I mean) have you thought about asking for a lactation consultant? They might be able to help you with that. In regards to his crying and going to him, maybe do what Rachel does and tiptoe in and just observe him, that's also what I do with Jonah, and if it looks like he's still asleep I just leave him be, I think it only wakes them up totally if we fuss with them. Generally if Jonah is crying though I will go in once and put the dummy in if he's awake and then if he does it again I leave him for 5 minutes, if it happens again I go in and put the dummy in and then again leave him for 5 minutes if he starts crying yet again. If it happens more than that I will get him up and cuddle him til he goes to sleep and then try again. If all else fails I just take him into bed with me and sleep with him laying on top of me. I probably do all the wrong things but it works for us, but in saying all of that, he hasn't done that for a while now, so hey, maybe I did do the right thing.

    So anyway, on to us. We had a good day as I have already said. The demand feeding worked, and in doing that he still had his 5 bottles for the day. He went to bed at about 11pm, maybe a little bit before that and woke a 6am (this I didn't like), he finished the whole bottle and then went straight back to sleep when I put him back in his cot. He then woke a little before 11am this morning and is out watching t.v with DH right this very moment. Am thinking of maybe waking him for a 12:30am or 1:30am feed depending on when the one before that is, before I go to bed in the hope that he will sleep through a little more like he was before. What do you all think? But the demand feeds are definitely better, and he's taking more when it's on his terms than when it was on ours. And he sleeps more soundly too which is great, so fingers crossed it keeps going well.

    Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine if yuo have some.

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    Welcome Fletch and Zane.

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    Welcome fletchie and zane doesnt time fly??
    I saw a 2 week old baby in target and thought she was premmie because she was so small but she was actually bigger than hendrix was at that age - ive already forgotten how small they are!!!!!

    Bec and Rach - thanks for the advice. Im having a mothercraft nurse who is a lactation specialist coming on wednesday to my house. It costs $120 for 3 hours so pretty expensive but she came highly recommended so hey. I do chech to see whether he is wide awake before i disturb him but he really is making such a fuss at what seems like every sleep cycle. Fingers crossed that we can get to the bottom of this.

    Another question for you all. Do you follow the feed, play sleep routiine and if so how long are they up for and how long do they sleep? Hendrix is generally up for 1.5-2 hours and then sleeps for 1.5 hours but that is the extent of his daytime sleeps.

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    Heather- I try to unless he is just waaaay too tired. Today when he was up at 11am, he had his feed and then I laid him on the floor for about 20 mins or so then he went onto his tummy for about 10-15 mins and then he sat in his rocker chair and watched Sesame street and a couple of other things on foxtel with Ben (DH) for about half an hour. We then knew it was time for bed as he was almost falling asleep in his chair. But after his last feed, a little after 3pm he was almost asleep at the end of his feed, so I just popped him into bed and he went to sleep not long after being put there.

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    Just a quick post to say I've put a couple of smiley photos on Makenzie's webpage (on the front page). They are actually stills from a video. Gotta love technology - so hard to capture their smiles otherwise.

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