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    Hi all, just a quick post as I have heaps of washing that needs to be folded and an unsettled baby.

    Had Coby weighed/measured yesterday, all is well, he is now 2950g and 48cm. Has put on 290g in a little less than 2 weeks. Does anyone know if this is normal or not? The nurse that we see is very contradictory, on one hand, she said "oh he's doing really well" and then she said later on that he was at the bottom of the weight gain range and she wouldn't want to see him fall below what he had put on in the last two weeks. Im confused. I thought any weight gain was good?? She's a strange lady actually, she sort of makes me feel like she is "big brother" watching over my shoulder all the time and if I don't do the right thing, she will come and take my baby away, it sort of feels like Im in a trial period and if I do well, I get to keep the baby. Weird, but that's how she makes me feel.....



    Im thinking about just going to the local chemist and having Coby weighed/measured, what does everyone else do?? Any suggestions?

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    Belinda - sorry to hear about your experience with the CHN. I have been lucky and have had a couple of good ones! I have weighed bubs at the chemist and will continue to do so...I won't see the CHN again I don't think as I have a great GP who will do all of his shots etc.

    My bubby is sooooo sick and it is heartbreaking to watch his little face when he is trying to cough up the muck on his chest and it just won't come up...I am beside myself with worry as I just want to fix his awful cold and I can't. I am hoping that it doesn't go on for too long...

    Shannon - any word yet???

    Michelle - have fun with the kids tonight..

    Lesley - you have fun too. I know that this will be hard as I went out without Finlay a couple of weeks ago and it felt like I had lost my right arm!!

    Hope that everyone else is doing OK

    Megan

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    Belinda - I also had a strange CYN at the start she kept telling me to feed Alex more oftern but i never did as she said and look at him now he is doing so well. I would just go to the chemist to have your checks done.

    Megan - Hope Finlay gets better soon. Nothing worse than watching a sick baby.

    Lesley - Have a lovely time out tonight.

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    Bel - My MCHN told me at my first visit as long as they put on 125gms per week everythings fine, obviously Coby is doing that and as you say any weight gain must be good. If your not happy with your MCHN I`d be taking him to the chemist or trying another MCHN. I only go to my MCHN just to get him weighed and measured, she tells me what to do such as not letting him sleep in his bouncer, not cuddling him to sleep - I let him sleep in his bouncer and cuddle him to sleep I can`t see how either of these things could be hurting him, they all have their own ideas.

    Megan - Sorry to hear that Finlay is sick, it`s awful isn`t it, hope he gets better soon.

    Shannon - How did today go?

    Have a good night Mummys and babies

    Take Care

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    Hi all

    Taken me a while to get around to posting. I had a good night last night. She did however wake a lot between 1 and 5:30 I think she was trying to fart and couldn't poor thing.

    She was easy to settle back to sleep and wasn't hungry just needed settling.

    We went to Kmart today and I picked up some toys from the toy sale. 1 I brought home and 2 I put on layby. I also picked up loads of clothes in the sale for next year when she is 1.

    I spoke to mum who has told me to put any toys I want on layby with the target sale and she will pay for them when she is over in September. She will spoil Erykah rotten as everything to her is cheap when she converts it into pounds.

    I feel a bit bad as I have been having a rough time up until now I have only got round to checkin on friends in London after the bombing. One of my mates would have travelled on one of the tubes just not sure what time he would pass through Russell Square. Hope he is alright and gets back to me.

    All Shami's family are in London he has not even called home to see if they are alright. His theory is they would have called if something had happened. I guess his Mum and Dad who are both retired would not be in Central London at that time of day.

    It is a bit close to home the bombers. I am from York near Leeds where 3 of the bombers came from and I went to Luton Uni which was partially closed as they caught a train from Luton Station.

    Anyway enough of that I am sure my friends will be OK. Have a good night mums and bubs

    Shannon hope all went well today. My thoughts are with you and Jesslyn

    Have a good weekend

    Jo

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    Wow it`s quiet in here today.

    Jo - I hope your friends are all ok. Glad you had a good night last night.

    Matthew seems to be very interested in food, we`ve noticed in the last few weeks he watches us whenever we eat and last night during dinner he was a bit grizzly in his rocker so I sat him on my lap while I ate, he was watching every mouthful plus he`d open his mouth wanting some. They say once bubs becomes interested in food they are ready for it, but he`s only 2.5 months, I was really wanting to solely bf him until 6 months but the way he`s going I think I`ll be lucky to get to 4 months.

    Matthew is much happier today, this morning he continued laughing for quite some time, thats the first time he`s done that, he will often give a couple of laughs but not continually, it was beautiful.

    Matthew slept from 8.30pm until 2.30am (was woken by Marks alarm), so quite a good night.

    Take Care

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    Afternoon everyone,

    Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
    We had a good night last night and Chloe was a little angel.
    I thought they would both wake up at the same time but no i managed to feed one then the other and put them back to sleep with no trouble at all.
    Thery even both woke after each other this morning they had a little play together and i managed to get some photos as well.

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    Hi Everyone!

    Jo - hope that your friends are OK...

    Shannon - any news .....looking foward to hearing from you!

    Michelle - well done on feeding 2 babies! I am flat out managing one!!

    Dee - Yay on the good night sleep! That is fantastic!

    Juliette - are you still around?

    All is OK here - little Finlay appears to be getting better (fingers crossed) but I did cancel our plans to go out tonight and I think that our friends were a little annoyed. (They are childless and perhaps thought that I was over reacting!) I just wanted to give our bubby the opportunity to get better.....I feel a bit slack about not going out - but babies must come first!! What do you girls think about this?

    Hope that everyone is doing OK and has a good night sleep!

    Megan

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    Hi!

    Yep Megan...still around! Good to hear your little man is getting better. I am totally with you on your decision to stay home. I would have done the same thing. I hope your friends will get over it and understand. I've had to cancel things I was planning because of one baby-related thing or another, but at the moment there is nowhere I'd rather be than with Hannah.

    Shannon has posted in the "Children with a disability/illness" forum this arvo. Apparently Jessalyn's biopsy went really well, and they are waiting for results on Monday. We're thinkin' of you Shannon and Jess!!!!!

    Glad you had a good night last night Michelle! You're the angel I think! It must have been so cute to see them playing together.

    Dee - I am hoping to bf for 6 months too, but I guess sometimes babies have other ideas! Glad Matthew is happier. It sounds like he was a pretty grumpy bum for a few days there. I can't wait for Hannah to laugh properly. She can gurgle and smile, but hasn't quite mastered the chuckle.

    Way to go on the shopping spree Jo! I find it so much more fun shopping for Hannah these days than me. I hope your friend is ok? The bombings were shocking for all of us, but it must seem so much more personal to you.

    I had a great sleep last night! Hannah was sooooo grumpy all evening but must have worn herself out. When I finally settled her, she slept for 7 hours!!!!!!!! Woo hoo! Fingers crossed this becomes a habit!

    How many of you are using dummies? I've so far resisted, apart from using it as an occasional plug when she's screaming in public. I used it today during the day when she was getting a little unsettled and it worked a treat. Don't know if it's a good idea though.....

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    Dee - glad that Matthew is sleeping better and giving you a rest. Maybe he is just getting interested in what you and Mark are doing? Not food as such IFYKWIM? Matty is 5 months tomorrow and we haven't started him yet. Anyway, only you'll know when it's the right time so trust your instincts I say!

    Michelle - great work on looking after the 2 bubs.

    Lesley - hope you had a great time!

    Lisa - moved your details across - welome to the 1 - 3 month thread!

    Juliette - I don't give Matthew a dummy and that is a conscious decision by us. He does suck his thumb and fist and fingers a bit but that, I think, is a development thing. I am lucky with Matthew as he doesn't have reflux or colic, but I could imagine that if he did, a dummy might be used.

    Megan - great on you for cancelling plans, I have done it myself. I think the importance of the bubs is more important that socialising at this point of time. Of course this is just my POV. There is plenty of time to do it later. Your friends may not be as understanding, but when they do have kids they'll think back and understand then, so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Jo - I also hope that your friends are okay. Such a worry that people in this world could do that to another human being, let alone several!

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    Hey everyone

    Have had no internet for nearly a week, seems like forever, had major withdrawals!!!

    Well firstly i want to make a complaint about the sandman, he forgot to sprinkle sand in someones eyes tonight!!! Come back and do the job properly damn you!!

    Shannon: Sorry to hear you have had a few challenging days

    And yes i agree with Shannon, two Belindas is way too confusing in here, i am happy with adding initial at end of names to work out who is talking to me or other Belinda, also dont mind if you just use my username

    Well all is not too bad here, besides a wide awake baby!, had his 6 wk checkup this week(never on time with things). All seemed well, he has mild cradle cap, thought he did but wasnt sure and doctor mentioned it when he looked at him, so he said to put baby oil in his bath.

    Oh and on the topic of baby oil, i watched oprah awhile back and a baby died from drinking the stuff, it coats there lungs and is deadly so keep it way out of reach. You may already know this but thought i would share it anyway.

    He wieghs 4.5kgs now, and his weight gain on the graph is dipping a bit, doctor said he would keep his eye on it, not too worried as they seem to do this then they suddenly have a big growth spurt. He is still not drinking enough though, but other than force feeding, which i wont do, there isnt much i can do, i am just hoping he picks up soon with feeding.

    Well anyway will catch up more next time

    Glad everyone seems to be going ok


    Take care
    Belinda

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    Hi guys!

    Just graduating to here from the newborn thread. I can't believe missy is a month old already!

    For those who don't know me, I'm Lisa, and apart from Makenzie I have two sons, Cooper who is 6 and Riley who is 3.

    Anyway, just a brief introduction, have a ton of washing etc to go and do. But before I go, just something funny that I just read :

    It appears that, although most men can not remember their anniversary, they know when that six-week mark will hit without batting an eye.

    LOL! So true, too!

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    Welcome Lisa and Makenzie - they grow so quickly don`t they. LOL about men not remembering their anniversary but know when the 6 weeks is up, that`s very true though, I`ve been there done that

    Nell - I hope your right as I don`t want Matthew to be this interested in food just yet but it also doesn`t help when Mark tells me Michael was on solids at an early age but then he often compares the two of them which in a way isn`t good they are their own individual little people.

    Belinda - Thanks for the info on the baby oil, I know once Matthew starts crawling there are going to be so many things which will have to be put away in this house, problem is we don`t have much room.

    Juliette - I`m sure it will not be long before Hannah starts to laugh properly. Re Dummy we don`t use one for some reason I`ve always been against dummies, Matthew sucks his hands, fingers and thumb a lot but I don`t mind that, I didn`t have a dummy as a kid but I sucked my thumb and I turned out ok and don`t have crooked teeth because of it.

    Megan - Glad that Finlay is getting better and you did the right thing by staying home with him I would have stayed too, in fact I`ve only left Matthew once with someone for 10 minutes and I felt like my arm had been cut off so it will be a long time before I can get to the stage of leaving him for more then 10 minutes, but everyone is different.

    Michelle - Glad all went okay with Chloe, do you have the photos on the website? I`d love to see them.

    Not much happening here I finally managed to vaccum the house it hasn`t been done since I was pregnant, I wasn`t able to do it for 8 weeks after the c/s anyway, I put Matthew in his swing and he watched me I`m always hopeful that early learning = help Mummy later - I can only hope (just joking!!!!)

    Sounds like little man is slowly waking up, and Mark`s alarm woke him again this morning at 2.30 ](*,) he did have 5 hours sleep though.

    Juliette - I forgot to say YAY at Hannah`s 7 hour sleep, hope you made the most of it.

    Take care

    Deeanne

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    Dee - Just put a couple of pictures of Chloe and Alex on his website.

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    Thanks for letting me know Michelle, I`ll have a look

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    Michelle, aren`t they both just beautiful, I love the one of Alex looking at Chloe.

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    Michelle - The pics are so cute. Glad they behaved themselves for you!

    Lisa - Welcome to you and little Makenzie! I remember being amazed at getting to the one month mark....now Hannah is almost 2 months! I can't believe how quickly they grow either. There's always something new each day.

    Dee - I used to suck my thumb too as a kid (actually Tim says I do it in my sleep now sometimes too...kinda embarassing!). I've always thought that thumbs are better anyway 'cos you can't lose them, and they're easy to find again when they pop out! Good on you for the positive role modeling with the vaccum cleaner! Hope he's an enthusiastic helper when he's older. Hannah seems to love watching me do stuff around the house. I try to make it exciting for her (i.e singing about it, and giving her a running commentary on what I'm doing and why). I must look pretty crazy doing it.

    Hey Belinda! Good to see you! No internet for a week would make me pretty edgy. Hope the sandman gets his act together for you tonight. Re: the cradle cap - I just noticed today that Hannah seems to have some flaky skin on her scalp. I'm assuming it's cradle cap. I've been using QV oil in her bath and I lathered her all over with sorbolene (which I do anyway for her eczema). Fingers crossed it works. Hope Mason's feeding improves for you.

    Thanks Nell for your take on dummy use. I think I will limit Hannah to occasionally during the day when she's windy, but I will make sure she doesn't ever use it to go to sleep. I really don't want her making that association.

    I'm off to Brissy tomorrow! Yay! Being a born and bred Bris girl, I just love going back to the city. I have a meeting for a community group committee I'm on (It's called "Values in Action" - a disability rights type thing). Another chance to show off my beautiful girl.

    I am also going to meet some of the Qld girls and bubs from BB on Tuesday for a picnic/BBQ. I am very excited. Megan - you're in Bris aren't you?? If you can, you should come along with little Finlay!! We're meeting at Roma St Parklands. I'm sure Hannah would love to meet your little man. Check out the member meet-ups thread if you're interested...

    Anyhow. I'm gonna go and clean the kitchen. Tim got the urge to make a lemon meringue pie yesterday (he did a great job mind you). I left the kitchen dirty to see if he would clean up after himself. No such luck. I can't stand it any longer so I'm going to clean it myself!!! Have no idea what to cook for dinner....it may end up being a beans on toast night.

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    Hi all

    Just a quick post. Had a good day today. Shami took Erykah this morning so I could have a sleep in. He then brought me brekky in bed. Bless him.

    We then went out to a Sri Lankan Cultural festival I guess more for us but we want Erykah to know her roots as she is half Sri Lankan. So all in all a good day. Shame about the weather. Very Wintery here and cold felt like been back home. Came to Oz for the good weather! Not complaining as your winters are way better than ones in the UK.

    Hope all have a good night

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