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    We also use a sheepskin mattress cover in the cot. We have one ourselves too!! Couldn't be too bad!



    Hayseed

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    We use a sheepskin in his pram (bassinet style ATM) but perhaps we should move it to his bed? Bec - was it you that said it helped your bubba sleep?

    Jo - that policy sucks! Do let us know how you go with the herald....I have been thinking of things that I can do as well rather then go back to a stressful job - nothing springs to mind as yet! We are about to install an ensuite in our house - so I NEED to go back to work which is really really unfortunate!

    We had a great day today - Finlay was a great little boy reading books and then dancing around the kitchen to 'this old man' with his mummy...How is everyone else today?

    Megan

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    Yup, it was me Megan, Jonah slept much better when we put the sheepskin in his cradle, now he sleeps even better since we got him his cot and put the sheepskin in there too.

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    Hi girls,

    just dropping in with not a lot to say... very tired after a couple of days where Blake is barely sleeping during the day. Not sure why, but he sleeps for about 40 minutes (the length of a baby's sleep cycle from light sleep through REM sleep back to light again) and then he wakes and can't settle himself and wont let us settle him either. Fortunately his night sleeps are normal. Poor boy must be exhausted!

    I've tried increasing his feeds - maybe it's a growth spurt cause whenever he latches on for a feed he's so ferocious.

    Anyway, I'm about to go to bed cause who knows how he's going to sleep and he's been making little squarks through the monitor already.

    Heather, just a quicky, how did you go with Hendy and AF? I know that it was my problem with Blake and his refusal reduced my milk production so he'd refuse even more. Since then he's doing great, drinking without any refusal at all.

    Sorry for no other personals. (ok, just one)

    Gemma, we will walk once this shocking weather settles. Maybe next week would be good. We'll have time to plan it and my DH will be back at work.

    everyone xx

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    oooh yeah, I downloaded some gorgeous photos from the dig camera, but you'll have to wait a little bit longer before I put them on Blake's website. One slight problem with having DH home during the day... I can never get on the pc! ( Cause I know you've all noticed my absence! LOL)

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    HI girls, have not yet been in to visit, have just spent ages reading the last few pages, too much to comment on, its great to hear how everyones babes are growing and developing

    Update from me, Dion for the last four nights has slept from 10.30 to 6.30 ( so am a happy girl) We are Bf on demand, ( usually 3-4hrs during the day) Havent yet given him a bottle, have just started to express so Dh can give him one in the next few days, as I am going back to work at the end of oct.
    We have a MHN visit tomorrow, ( 6 week weigh) I already have AF back ( boo hoo) but Dion didnt let it bother him LOL
    2 weeks ago he weighed 5.1 kg, is wearing crawler nappies as the infant ones have trouble meeting around the tum, 00 clothes, size 2 shoes, will suck a dummy to get rid of wind, but otherwise doesnt Has been put on antibiotics today for a chesty cough that he's had for 2 weeks.
    Well I hope to hear more about your beautiful bubs
    will catch you all soon

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    Jo - That policy is stupid. The are quite strict about it and try to defer you to not take a baby. Be interesting to see what the Herald Sun says, you should contact A Current Affair or Today Tonight, they would love a story like this.

    Rachel - Yes definately next week for a walk. Hope you had a goods night sleep last night. Amy hardly sleeps during the day so we are used to having to entertain her in the day. She sleeps really well at night so she probably has lots of energy.

    Megan - 4 days a week at work won't be too bad. I am going a bit stir crazy at home and work on our budget and Quicken which helps.

    Hi Bec, Hayseed, Vanita, Lisa, Brooke, Kate.

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    Hey guys

    All is well with us. We had our weigh in on monday and hendy weighs 5.53 so he hasnt lost any weight. The zantac seems to be working well and we are being strict with having him upright after a feed for fifteen mins. He is eating very well at most feeds so im much happier. We are having the mothercraft nurse come today at one and as murphy's law would have it i dont really feel i need her now but it will be good for her watch us feed.

    Anyway we have to get organised as she will be here shortly.

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    Hi all,

    Saw the MCHN this morning. Blake now weighs 6.06kg and is 61cms long... can't remember his head measurement, but he's still doing great, although he no longer can boast being a 90% boy, he's slipped down to 75% he he he!

    We also spoke about sleep patterns (obviously in a perfect world). She said - and I thought I'd share it with you guys to see if anyone's got the 'perfect' baby. LOL! She suggested that at 2 months (which Blake is) they should be awake for about 1.25 hours (including feeding time) before heading back to bed, and even if they are not showing any 'tired signs - yawning, grizzling etc - to put them into bed so they can have some quiet time in comfortable, familiar surroundings so when they soon get tired, then fall asleep happily.

    Well I don't know how this will work - Blake's generally up for about 2 hours when he starts to get tired, so it's then that I put him to sleep. Mind you he's been having shocking days the last two days. I wonder if he's overtired and can't get himself to sleep or to stay asleep for too long?

    Before we left to go to the MCHN he'd slept for about 40 mins and woke up by himself. Unfortunately I couldn't settle him as we had to go, but since he's been home, and he was tired when we arrived, he had a feed and went straight to bed. He snoozed, then grizzled for about 20 minutes while he was getting some wind up. Since then (about 11.30am) he's been in bed, pretty much sleeping. He's woken with a slight grizzle a couple of times but putting his dummy back in as put him back into a deep sleep.

    I guess I'll see how the MCHN's sleep pattern works with Blake - as much as I can with a school aged child and a household to run, but I guess it's something I can keep in mind.

    Questions for the group I'd love everyones thought/comments on...

    Do you worry about your baby becoming too dependant on their dummy?

    What time does your baby have their last feed for the evening? How long on average do they sleep?

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    Hello lovely ladies....can i please add my details

    Forum Name: Jo-gee
    State: Western Australia
    Baby's DOB:2 August 2005
    Gender of Baby: Boy / Girl Boy
    Baby Name(s): Samuel Luke
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/j/joanddarren/
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic)
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) c section

    Well my darling little boy is now 4 weeks and one day old....doesnt the time just fly. I just want it to slow right down. Hes averaging 300 grams a week now the little fatty..which is making me feel good that hes putting on so much weight. Look forward to chatting with you all

    Jo

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    Welcome Jo and Samuel!!!

    Jo, I was just reading your post in the newborn - 1mth thread and admiring your little guy. He's gorgeous and yes, time does fly!

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    Hey guys

    Kate - i totally understand what you mean with your MIL. Its funny because im very close to my MIL, well as close as you can be living 10 hours apart, but when MIL and SIL came and stayed i found it very stressful as they were trying to get in as much time with hendy (totally understandable as they wont see him again till next Jan) but i felt incredibly overprotective. I would feel really yuckky to with Kelsey being referred to as Daddy's girl, but maybe she will calm down soon. Fingers crossed.

    In response to your questions rach

    i dont worry about hendy becoming too dependent on the dummy. Ive seen quite a few kids use and discard dummies in my nannying days and he doesnt use it all the time, but even if he did he would grow out of it sooner or later.

    Hendrix has his last feed at around 7pm-8pm. I cluster feed before that at around 5pm.

    Hendrix will sleep from 7-8pm till 4-5am or maybe 6am if we are very very lucky. During the day i try to get him to sleep 1.5 hours at least but as with you when you have things to do this isnt always possible.

    Well the mothercraft nurse came today and was money well spent.....
    i have to run though hendy is calling!! Will try to log on later

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    Hi girls,

    Rach, just answering your qus:
    dummy dependancy? I can't get Pup to take the dummy so I'm not worried about him getting attached to it (LOL). He sometimes does take it, but only for a minute or 2 and then he spits it out or falls asleep and it falls out. I don't think he even really knows what to do with it.
    last feed for night? Pup is still on the 4 hrly cycle. His last feed for the day is around 10pm (although tonight I think it will be the one I just gave him at 9pm as we have just come home from being out all day). And then he is awake generally between 2am and 3am for another feed. Once he slept for about 6hrs straight and I thought he was dead! It happened overnight (from about 10pm thru to 4am) and I was awake every 30 minutes from about 2am!!!!

    About the wake time issue, I was told the same thing from one of my midwives. In fact, at our mums group, at the session on settling babies, we were given a chart which identified how much sleep babies at various ages should be getting in the day and at night. As a newborn, they should be sleeping about 16.5 odd hours in a 24 hr period, which leaves 7.5 hours for feeding, bathing playing etc (ok, newborns don't play very much!!). Of this time, 9 hours is nighttime sleep and 7.5 is daytime sleep. At about 2 months old they should be sleeping about 15.5 hrs in a 24 hr period, of which about 9 is nighttime sleep and 6 is daytime sleep. At 6 months they are sleeping 14.5 hrs (not a huge difference to previous) but they are sleeping about 10.5hre at night and 4 hrs int he day. The nighttime sleep period seems to peek at 12 - 18 months where they are sleeping about 11.5hrs at night and 2.5hrs during the day (obviously their little afternoon sleep). From 18 months, the nightime sleeps remain the same until about 4 years of age, and then starts decreasing until my chart runs out - at 18 yrs old - at 8.25 hrs a night.

    Of course, the chart says that this is a "typical" timetable and may vary quite widely. I understand your comment (and amazement) though Fletch about young Fletchy suckling away for 45 minutes of the 1.25 hrs he is "allowed" to be awake and that how does play/change etc get squeezed in. I too was astounded that all stuff is supposed to fit into that small window of time. However, I think as the babies get better at sucking the boob, they feed more efficiently (ie faster) and really do seem to settle intot he 1 - 1.25hr awake period well and are ready to be put down after this.

    I have not been regimented about sticking to this timetable and in fact even the sleep/feed/play/sleep routine to strictly as I find that it is sometimes a bit constraining when we are out and about or we have people over. But in the usual runabout of our household, I have found that this routine works reasonably well (you just know that now I have said that, I will be back on here tomorrow saying that Pup HATES the routine!!).

    And in saying all of this, we really don't have a routine as such, but I like to try to stick to some similar cues for the boy so that he knows when it is time to settle, although this has so far only worked when we have been at home.

    Pup is 2 months old today and I have a mix of emotions - being happy that things are progressing reasonably well, but also being sad that the time is going so quickly. Today will be Thomas' last day in 0000 suits. He will officially be in 000's and is firmly in the infant sized disposables. I have chosen a little 0000 suit for his "time capsule" that I particularly liked and don't think I will be able to associate it with another baby (ie can't bear to hand it down to the next one). Bit corny????

    A qu for you all. Who has a portacot and what brand do you have? Do you like it or wish you got something else? We have to buy one and like most baby stuff, are stunned at the choice!

    Hayseed

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    Hayseed- We have a Swallow Lite 'n' easy (yes it's really called that). It's great Jonah actually slept in it before we got him his cot. It's very easy to put up and down and you can also get a bassinette bit to go on it so you don't have to bend down all the way to get them out. We got it from Babyco. I really like it, it's nicely coloured, easy to put up and down as I said and it comes in a carry case too. We store it under our bed, it's great, I don't wish we'd picked anything else.

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