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    Morning all,

    Sorry for not getting on sooner. I have been flat out with a few photo shoots for some friends. I love to take photo. I just don't get enough time these days but was glad to get out and get them done. When took to printed they idots printed up on wrong paper. I love matt now gloss paper, changes the photo completely.



    Anyway I had a look at Sharon's and Grubi's your babies are really grown up. And is my baby the only bawled baby in here. Everyone elses seem to be ready for their first hair cut.

    Ok, just have to hang becet on clothes line. Be back shortly to finish post.

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    Hay guys,

    Rusell is on 3 feeds a day of farex nd fruit. hasnt made any differnce to his sleep patterns but he is much happier through the day now. he also chews on rusk sticks and really enjoys them. He cued us that he was ready as he got really fussy at the boob and was feeding every 30 min or so during the day and my breasts would be empty andhed be grumpy. When we gave him the farex he was much fuller and hapier. i mix it with BM and pears or apples to help him digest it and it seems to have done the job.

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    Ok am back, DS bear beckette needed a wash, and today was a lovley sunny windy day, so I decided to wash him. DS rubs becketts hand under his noise when he is tired. It unbelieveable cute.

    Anyway I too have added more photo to galley.

    Only family member which have seen Wyatt on my side is my sister when I took him to her at 6 weeks old. I have a shocking MIL, who didn't come to see him until he was 7-8 weeks old. And when she did I made he feel really unwelcomed too. I can;t stand the woman. She doesn;t even live 5 minutes from us, so I think I have to WORST.

    Does anyone on here have use panel heaters? We are getting them put in kids bedrooms, so are contanstaly warm. Just wondering what your thoughs are on them.

    Ds has cold/runny noise again. Just when we seems to get rid of it he gets another one.

    Wyatt has been unsettle for last few days, am trying to get some order and have him sleep longer but when life must go on around him and I have other children he just has to adapted. So he has only being napping for 45-60minutes. And when he does jget up he just wants to be a big TIME WASTER and talk to mummy.

    Anyway we are off to the community house today, another outing to see other adults.

    Will chat later on.

    Sarah

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    Clueless I'd only be starting Daphne on farex if she needs more food or has reflux type issues and therefore needs something more solid. Greer doesn't sleep through either and I don't intend on starting solids for a while yet. Why do you think she is waking? I think Greer wakes more due to wind than needing a feed, so doubt that farex would change that too much. Needs to be me developing more patience to dothe winding before I put her down. If you want to see if it would make a difference, I would suggest adding some to a bottle, ie. thickening it but not making it solid. Obviously if you are BF then you'd need to do it with EBM.
    As for BIL being Godfather, how can someone in America help your child with their faith and religious education? Question - did anyone let BIL know you had a baby? Maybe it is just a BIL thing, men aren't always as interested as women.
    BW. I take it from the fact that you mention a heated discussion on the phone with MIL by DH that there have been attempts by yourselves to set her straight and include her, but she is being stubborn. Guess all you can do then is keep offering an olive branch, but if she won't take it - that is sad.
    Sarah no idea on panel heaters sorry. Guess at least you MIL tried at 7-8 weeks better than BW's who is now into what 14-15 weeks and still not even tried. Enjoy your adult interaction time.
    Zennie how big is Russell now? Good on you for recognising his cue to start solids.
    Sharon I don't mind that friends haven't seen her, what annoyed me was the way they made out like they were ever going to come over. To think they were bestman and bridesmaid at our wedding and DH was in their bridal party and we hardly even talk to them now. Hope you got a good night's sleep in.
    Shellbell How was your week in Sydney? How's the tooth?
    Well I made myself a promise to be more active today, so I'm heading out shortly too. Read and type u later.
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    Grubi - not sure on his height but hes about 6.2 kg now

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    Babywrangler, when you say solids, what do you mean? I am really tempted to give Daphne something, she just stares at us when we eat - we call her Mrs Jessop as she is so nosey about everything.
    The other night we had fruit salad and we put a couple of pieces of fruit on her tongue just so she could taste it - she didnt seem to mind so I might start doing that in a few weeks before I start her on banana/avocado etc in a couple of months. Apparently my DH and I were put onto solids at 3 months but that was 34 years ago!! How does the thicker stuff go through the teats - the holes are so small!!
    Zennie, how does Russell go eating from a spoon?
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    Oh my god how cute is Daphne!!!

    Sorry, I meant Farex....we are sticking to just that at the moment as Benjamin seems happy with it.
    Next step will be sweet potato (as I've been told that normal potato can be a little too starchy and can upset their digestion sometimes, and with BJs gut getting a workout from the zantac and gaviscon etc early on, we'll avoid any undue stress in that regard!!).

    Will hold off on fruits etc for a while just so make sure he gets the taste for vegies first!

    As for the olive branches...DH has given up....he's sick of it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyWrangler View Post
    As for the olive branches...DH has given up....he's sick of it all!
    Fair enough I say BW sometimes you just can't get through to people can you. I'd say sweet potato is a good option to start with being that it was in Fire's list of least allergenic.
    Clueless not sure about how it gets through - think it is just thickening as opposed to solid when they do it that way, making it more like a thickmilkshake kind of deal as opposed to being like softserve - (bad analogy - but hopefully you understand). BTW I still think Fire is right babies don't know when they are supposed to do things, if Daphne is ready for solids go for it.
    Zennie so he's not a big boy, just regular size.

    We went out for a bit and DD was great the whole time, but hte minute we got back home - whingy What am I going to do? Might have to make a trip to Macca's and get DS a happy meal just to go out again.

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    As for things going through teats etc...I don't actually give Bj anything other than his formula through a teat.
    He eats his farex off a spoon.

    You can buy teats with bigger holes, or the ones like Sharon uses for Olivers thickened formula which have a cross on them...but you don't need a bottle for farex etc...just a spoon.

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    Well that outing didn't work - she screamed the whole time I was stuck in th edrive thru and DS was saying I want Panda toy repeatedly, but they have finished the Kung Fu Panda Promo now - so I had tears over that. I'm ready to tear all my hair out. Getting nothing done can't think with all this screaming and crying - she seems refluxy. Can't sit for too long or she'll really start again - so off to run around the loungeroom with her.

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    Grubi - to you - that sounds really frustrating. I am honestly in awe of those of you with more than one child - you are fabulous people and I you!

    In regard to the MIL thing - I'm soooo lucky. My MIL is great (a complete dag, but great!). I actually invited her to the birth, but the hospital I was sent to would only allow 2 birth partners in at a time, so she volunteered to wait out in the 'family room' so that DH & SIL could be there. She's never made me feel bad for it (even though I am sorry she couldn't be there) and was thrilled to just be able to meet him 10 mins after he was born. She's always baking up stuff for us (muffins, sausage rolls, etc) so we've got more time to spend with DS and she visits regularly (and is always offering to babysit). It's her 7th grandchild - but the first to 'her little boy' - my DH. I see more of DH's family than mine, but that's because they're in the same town. I am finding it very interesting which of my friends have visited or kept in touch actually. Not at all what I would have expected prior to the birth... At least I know who my real friends are now!

    I'm looking forward to giving Liam farex as I think he'll enjoy it, but need to wait until I see the specialists at the cleft clinic in early Sept so they can 'teach' me how to feed them to him. If I just try doing it like you all do - it apparently just comes out his nose! That would be so cruel!!

    **Double Post from other thread**

    Liam's in a 'pattern change' - last night he fed at 6pm, fussed around until 8pm when he went to sleep (all of a sudden), we put him in his cot and he didn't wake until 4am!! DH went & checked on him a few times to make sure he was ok!! Then he had a feed, went back to sleep and woke at 8am happy as anything - talking & playing in his cot for 1/2 hour before he was ready for another feed. Through the day he was still on 2.5 - 3 hrly feeds, but he's had a feed at 7.30 pm tonight and we'll see how long he sleeps for... He's also been sleeping a lot which makes me think he's in (or getting ready for) a growth spurt.

    Went out for a cuppa today with my manager (and friend) and we talked for about 2 hours... personal stuff (with a touch of work stuff!) - was lovely to catch up with her and I'll be going in to meet with her at work in the next few weeks to plan my 'comeback' in mid-September.

    Also returned my breast pump this arvo I can still manually pump if I want to, but I haven't pumped for 3 days now (except to let some pressure out in the shower - a few squirts, that's all). I'm satisfied with what I've done though.

    Can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can go out for longer walks. The cold is really messing up my plans! I'll be starting a diet next week however to try to shift some of this excess weight before my return to work - worried I won't fit in my work shirts!!

    Hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing my sister & niece tomorrow. It's my Mum's birthday tomorrow and we usually try to get together for it (my Mum died in 1999) to 'celebrate'.

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    Ok, so quick question... before I head off to bed.

    I got my first AF last month, and I normally go back to normal every month. But this month, and over due 5 days. Had anyone else AF been late when they came back? We have been having s*x again, thank god I so missed it, and the closeness. But am on BF pill... I can't be pregnant yet could I?

    I want 4 kids but I want to enjoy Wyatt for aleast a year before we start trying again. Not that DH wants anymore kids, Wyatt was it for him, but not for me.

    Please tell me this can be normal...

    Talk to you all tomorrow morning

    Cheers
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    Clueless don't really think the Farex will make that much difference to sleeping through, what works for some babies, doesn't work for others. My BF was on Farex at 3 weeks of age, she was in an orphanage and because the didn't have time to bottle feed all the babies they all got fed farex pretty much straight away, if you think she is ready I say give it a try.
    sarah don't worry, won't be long and bubs will have hair, I think there are a few baldies in here so you aren't alone. I think it can take a while for your hormones to get back on track, but if you are taking the mini pill you probably should be on time, I would go to Dr and check anyway.
    Zennie what is your feeding routine, and how many bottles/how much formula is he having as well as the solids?
    BabyWrangler i'm the same as you and I am going to hold off on the fruits for a while too.
    Nettie enjoy your mum's birthday 'celebration' what a great thing to do. I am also hanging out for the warmer weather, i'm not a morning person at the best of times, but i'm even worse when it's freezing cold.

    Had a fairly quiet few days, pretty boring really, nothing going on around here really. My ebay stuff finished tonight and I made $387, I am stoked! there was only 1 pair of pants that didn't sell, and they will be going to charity now.

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    Just quickly - Sarah last time I got Af back after less than 4 months and it wasn't regular until I went on a detox with the naturopath about 18 months later. As for the mini pill, believe you have to take it the same time everyday for it to be effective.
    Got to run.
    Sharon wahoo on the ebay cash in. Maybe I should start listing those maternity clothes - it's not like I'll be using them again.
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    sharonour routine is as follows and is pretty much the same every day.

    4-5:30 am - wake up and has BF
    5:30 - 7-8 am back to sleep
    7-8 am - breakfast - fruit (1/2 jar), farex and BM mixed together and Breast feed
    8- 10ish - play
    10:30 - 12:30 - Nap 30 min - 90 min
    12:30ish - Lunch - fruit (1/2 jar breast feed
    12:30 - 2pm ish - play
    2:30 - Nap - 30 min (sometimes skips this nap and has a late afternoon nap instead)
    3pm - 5pm
    Play
    5:30pm - dinner - farex Vege and Breastmilk mixed together
    6pm - bath
    6:30 pm - cuddles with DH
    7:30 - 9pm -breast feed to almost asleep and into bed for the night
    4-5:30 am - wake up and start again

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    Zennie Wow, he's having plenty of solids. So he basically has 4 BF/day which would be similar to 4 bottles/day I suppose, just don't want to cut out his bottles yet until we get the 'spoon' thing working properly LOL he really doesn't seem to like the Farex though.
    alittlegrubi it was funny because the denim maternity skirt I bought for $39 sold for $38.50, most other stuff went for between $5-$10 with the dress selling for $20+ and I think only a few things went for 99c so I am really pleased.

    Not much happening here, not looking forward to the school run tomorrow, it is going to be freezing in the morning, roll on summer pleeeeeeeeeeeease!

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    Sharon - We had a great day yesterday! My sister can be a bit neurotic and needy, but she was fabulous and really gave me a boost. It felt extra special too to have someone there to see me and not Liam (specifically) - iykwim. We spent most of the evening (after Liam went to bed) playing xbox & eating junk food! Good fun!

    I'm currently debating whether or not to sell my maternity clothes or keep them in case I do this all again... Got them packed up in a bag at the moment until I make my decision!

    Liam's now eating more. We kept putting up the amount we make the bottles up for and it's now up to 120 mls and he's consistently draining those so we'll up it again soon. I'd rather he leave some in the bottle so I know he's had enough. Tonight he had nearly 150 mls! Most he's ever eaten! He did have a very busy day playing in his cot for an hour though! He just loves it in there - which is great! Gave me time to fold his MCN & get some other stuff sorted. He lets me know when he's tired & wants to be wrapped for sleep.

    Got the builder coming tomorrow (if he shows up!) - to have another look at the bathroom reno and see if we can 'pencil it in' for later this year. Want it done before he's crawling/walking around too much! Now DH & I have just got to try to agree on a design!

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    Nettie I kept my maternity clothes for the second time around, but it was pointless since they were in different seasons and I was a different size and shape too.
    Sharon Most of My Ebay selling is finishing tonight and whilst a lot sold for 99 cents - especially the baby clothing, some stuff that I doubted would sell went for more than I expected it to sell for. Still have stuff ending over the next 3 days, think we might get to around $180 out of it all, nowhere near your amount and I had way more listed. Mind you think only 50% is selling.
    Greer has been really bad for the last few days - she must have some pain, but I can not identify what it is. She screams if put down and sometimes when being held. She is getting to be a bit fussy at the breast and is only having cat naps during the day. It doesn't seem to be digestive, she is a little snuffly, but sleeps wonderfully from 6.30pm to around 11.30pm and doesn't scream at nights. Wish I knew what was wrong as I never seem to be able to get anything done until she is asleep and by then I am too exhausted from the day of crying to do anything. Although she was great whilst DH and I had breakfast at a cafe this morning as my Mum took DS for the night so we didn't have him to contend with in a cafe in the morning.
    Going to finish off Ebay packaging and go to bed I think. Read and write tomorrow I guess.

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