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    OMG, Let me tell you all working and having a baby is bloody hard. Not sure if it was the best idea to go back to work, think I may be a bit more stressed as I am moving house on the weekend.
    Oh I just got my roster and I am working all weekend, that is going to be handy as I am moving house on the weekend.
    Gotta go and get ready for tomorrow today.
    Oh I may not be around much this week so I hope you all have a good one!!!


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    Dani, you are being a supermum! are you doing shift work? How do you organise care for Jett if the roster is constantly changing? I can't believe you're also moving house. Wow, what a mission, well done!!
    Well we had a FABULOUS night!! Coco slept 6.45pm - 6.45am!! Not one peep. I have started topping her up on formula again and I really think the poor little miss has been hungry...I feel so bad! Anyway, was brilliant not to have to get up to her, and I think I only woke about 3 times during the night which is pretty good for me!! Tim went to uni so tilly slept in my bed and poor tim had tillys bed when he got home. Not that he minded, he was so tired. And we're right near each other anyway!!
    hope everyone else had a good sleep! talk later xo

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    Arggghh....this is going to be a frustrated post today. Sorry girls.

    Maddy is refusing to nap during the day...I thought it might have something to do with our visit to Sydney and being out of her routine; but she has refused to settle back down since we've been back. Her teeth are bothering her as well; the other night she woke up screaming in the early hours of the morning - out of the ordinary for Madeline.

    Also frustrated with her eating. She's eating more but aside from some mashed potato, she REFUSES (ie. won't open up her mouth, or spits what I get in out again) to eat anything with meat or vegetables. She loves her fruit & muesli/oats/ceral based ones, and also her other sweet ones like yoghurt or custard. Oh, and she adores her baby yoghurts and screams blue murder when she finishes eating her cheese sticks.

    Tuna - no. Beef and vegies - no. Chicken and vegies - no. Cheesy bolognese - no. Pumpkin & sweetcorn - no. Broccoli - no. ARGGHHHH!!! *tears hair out*

    Sorry about the woe-is-me post but honestly, Maddy is just driving me crazy today. *sigh*

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    Beck Jasmine is pretty much the same. She wont eat anything with meat in it. She loves all her fruit/cereal/muesli breakfasty type foods, as well as her custard/yoghurt desserty type foods but instead of eating potato like Maddy, she hates potato and will eat mainly pumpkin. She will eat Pumpkin, Sweetcorn, that premade Vegetables and Rice puree and even sometimes Pumpkin and Couscous but wont touch anything with potato, carrots, peas etc etc.

    Last night I thought Ok lets try tuna since we cant win with chicken or beef no matter how small quantity... so I gave her the tuna with noodles (premade) and I was like YAYAYAYAY cos she didnt screw up her face, kick her legs and purse her lips while spitting it out ......then she started pulling this really weird face and all of a sudden...... out it all came. Completely solid like she hadnt chewed it or anything. Not even digested. She just spat it all everywhere. I really dont know what Im supposed to do. Im sure she should be eating meat and different foods other than what she is, but I dont know how to. When she doesnt like something, nothing is getting past those tight lips of hers!

    I cant force feed her. And if I hated food, I wouldnt be eating it either IYKWIM so I just am unsure of what now. As long as she isnt underfed or lacking nutrients I guess I will just try again in a few weeks?? Have you got a plan of action??

    Its frustrating isnt it! Jasmine also woke me up the past 2 mornings at 4.30am ... I pick her up, cuddle and pat her for 10 minutes, then she does a huge "man fart" and goes straight back to sleep. I guess at the very least she goes back to sleep until 10am so its not like I miss out on sleep but I find it weird that she is stirring... and that she has such bad wind all of a sudden.

    Bloody teeth. Why dont they all just come through at once? If theyre born with them, why cant they just already be there?

    Sorry Beck I think Ive taken over your frustrating post and made it my own frustrated post! To top it all off Ive had AF twice in the past 4 weeks now....imagine how much fun I am to be around lol I think I might go have a lay down while Jasmine is sleeping!

    Lets hope both our babies have a craving for meat tonight!!!

    ETA: 12 times??? Omg Jillian thankyou for that information! I feel better! That I can do. Atleast now I have a plan to work with!! THANKYOU (didnt see you post before I started on my own rant)

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    I'm totally hearing you Kate! *arggghhh* Maddy is FINALLY down for a nap (she was actually lying in her bed with her eyes open in this trance like state she was that tired) and I've been sitting pondering what I'm gonna do about the food thing. I know I'm probably overreacting but I have these fears that she's going to be just like my niece who won't eat meat or vegies really. She literally lives on cereal, cheese, yoghurt and vegemite or honey sandwiches.

    I tried the exact same tuna with noodles (can) that you tried last night, only I tried it for lunch on her today. She had a taste, screwed up her face and clamped her mouth shut. Cheeky little bugger can smell what's coming so unless it smells different, she wont eat it. *rolls eyes*

    I think you're right Jillian, am going to have to just keep persevering but will try to mix in different vegies/meats with the mashed potato. I'll try to reduce the amount of potato on the plate each time til she's basically eating the 'new' item rather than so much potato.

    Has anyone tried giving their babies a small piece (and I mean SMALL, so that they could swallow without choking if they don't actually chew on it) of meat that has been cooked really well? ie. some beef slow cooker meat or something? I wonder whether if Maddy has some little tiny bits of meat on her plate just like Daddy & I; whether maybe she'll try it like a finger food?

    Oh and Kate {{{{hugs}}}} on the AF visits...she must have misplaced my address and come to visit you instead of me one of those times. I'm still waiting for her to come back since Maddy and boy am I dreading the first one.

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    Beck what a bummer. Do you knkow that some babys just won't eat tinned food, and you may have one of those on your hands. Maybe just for meat and veg! I know coco won't have a bar of the savoury jars, only the breakky cereal ones and thats it. If you do a big cook of pumpkin, sweet pot and some greens and freeze it, it will last quite a long while. I know it's all such effort and time consuming though.
    Also I am sure that coco's reason for not sleeping was that she wasn't full enough. have you thougth of topping maddy up with formula? As of tonight I am giving coco goats milk formula, and I swear she needs it to fill up. My breastmilk must just not be enough for her, even though i will continue to feed until she wants to stop.
    I hope you get some rest tonight. Same to you to Kate!
    I have to run, tilly is very demanding at this time. Im missing tim on his uni nights, that's for sure xoxo

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    Morning ladies! DH got home last night and very kindly took Maddy off my hands (he was sooo tired from work) so I could soak in the bath for 1/2hr. Didn't really get to relax fully because Maddy was crying and I could hear her from the other end of the house; but it was lovely to have my own space for a few minutes.

    After a feed she went to bed without much fuss, and slept 9:30pm til 6:45am this morning! YAYYYYY...her longest sleep ever. I got up 2 times during the night to check on her, but she just slept through even though I had to move her back to the middle of her cot because she was lying against the side of the cot.

    Is anyone else feeling just a little down in the dumps at the moment? I can't seem to shake the feeling of being depressed - I think it's because Maddy's clingy at the moment and I don't get a moment to myself; as well as not really having much money, waiting to get my license so I'm stuck at home pretty much; and not working. I don't WANT to work, but I almost feel kind of lazy "just" being a SAHM. Oh, and struggling because I feel like people only come to see me when they have nothing better happening.

    Sorry, I promised yesterday was my woe-is-me post; but I've been struggling for the past 48hrs. Maybe AF is on her way back?

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    Beck dont worry you are NOT alone. Why do you think i changed my hair colour!! i had hit the "groundhog wall" as my mother's group calls it. you would not believe but at least 3 of us were discussing yesterday this depressed feeling we're all feeling. And I recall the same thing when tilly was around 7/8 months. I took up smoking with tilly (which I would NOT do this time< but I was so bored and depressed I just did it), anyway this time I don't know what to do. I've discussed working, and for the same reasons you said Beck, I feel that I should be doing something else than just SAHM (although i know it's my choice etc etc) but I have one friend in particular (well a school mum not so much friend) and every week she says "what are you doing now, are you working yet" as though I couldn't possibly JUST be looking after a baby...
    I know very well that it's fine to stay home, but I feel really unfulfilled at the moment. Infact when I woke up today I thought, "another day, have to get breakfast for coco, can I even be bothered". How awful is that. And like my friend in mums group said, she hates the kitchen now as she's in there 5 times a day doing baby meals...I so understand. Today my plan is going to woollies to buy even more fruit and vege to cook for coco...oh the joys...
    Im tired, I feel like I live in a messy little box, I don't know what to do with my life etc etc!! Also we've got another offer on the unit (won't hold my breath) but even if we sell, we've realised we can't afford to buy, so we'll STILL end up with teh inlaws. That in itself is depressing
    sorry, no more whinging....must go and put coco to bed....now that's something different...NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo
    PS Beck, so glad maddy did her best sleep ever, that's awesome!!

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    Thanks Meg! Whilst I'm sorry you're feeling that way as well, it feels better to know that I'm not the only one feeling like this at the moment. Wish my hair colour change had made a difference to how I feel.

    Will be back later, Maddy is napping (although probably not for much longer) so I need to go do the dishes and cook the rice for dinner.

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    Thanks heaps for the support & the suggestions Jillian! I'm going to try that yoghurt idea with vegies. The thought isn't appetising to me but I just have to keep in mind that Maddy doesn't have other food to compare it to.

    I've said it before Jillian but I'll say it again...I have SO much respect for mums but even more for mum's of more than one child. I go literally insane with just Maddy, I don't know how you do it with 3.

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    Hi Girls,
    Sorry to hear that you are all feeling a little bit low. I do know how you feel. I love being a Mum but it can be so...repetitive some days, busy but boring at the same time and you feel as though you lose yourself in all of this mothering business sometimes.

    Here's something to cheer you up. We have been missing in action because Ivy and Noah have been in hospital for a week and a bit. After I wrote and said they were well for the first time in ages I think I jinxed myself 'cos then they got really sick really quickly. They've been on oxygen for just over a week. The good news is we all came home today and David and I will get to sleep in the same room, in the same bed!!!! No Jason recliner for me tonight, just a lovely warm bed.
    I've just sent Dave into the night for some icecream and we are going to curl up on the couch and watch something other than children's shows.
    Big hugs to you all girls, Spring is coming, then we can shave our legs (mine are particularly wooly) put on some shorter pants, maybe a skirt and get out into the sunshine! I for one am looking forward to THAT!

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    Hi everyone!

    Oh tiggy, so sorry the little ones had to go through all that! I am sooooooooo glad they are feeling better now! You enjoy your sleep tonight in the same bed as David!

    to all with the depressed feelings. I get them too, and when I do, I feel the need to get out and do something or do a project around the house that I have been looking forward to. Last weekend I re-upholstered the dining room chairs, and this week I did our wedding photo album...6 years overdue!) So far things like that have kept me pretty happy. I will be watching Haley (10 yrs old) before and after school in 2 weeks for the whold schoolyear. I think that will keep me on my toes too!

    I havent been online lately because of a dang headache I have had for 3 days. Hopefully it will go away soon. There is a tropical storm in the area that may be heading our way next week as a hurricane, and that may be giving me my headache. I hope it doesnt hit us, but at least we have all the plywood cut out to fit our windows from last year!

    Beck love the new pics! How cute are Maddy and Coco together! <jealous jealous jealous!> Love the family shots! You are looking fabulous! I love the outfit in the cute smile pic (july 26 shots)! She is such a doll baby!


    Argh, abby has been up so much! She was up the night before last at 2:30 with no consoling and then last night up every couple hours. I know its more teeth. Where are the next ones supposed to come in..on the top? I wish they would hurry! Well, gotta run, she is up again (it is only 6:30 and she always waits till 7:30 for her first feeding, but with teething her schedule is all mixed up!)

    HAve a wonderful night!

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    Oh my goodness Tiff! So sorry to hear the little ones have been so ill but relieved that they're home again. And YAY for a warm bed for you tonight (and ice cream! hehe).

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    Oh Tiff,
    I hope that things are getting better for you, and Ivy and Noah, you poor things. Big hugs and Kisses to you all.
    No More personals as I have just finished three days of "full time work" (as if I haven't been doing that for the last 8 months).
    Happy 8th Month Birthday Coco.
    Night All
    Big Move is on Friday and I have to work all weekend, oh how fun!!!

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    Wow Dani how busy busy you are! Try to take some time out just for you, ok? So how do you like your new job? It must be so hard to work all day and come home and work all night as "mum"! You are over half way through this week, so keep it up! Will you always have to work weekends? I forget, is Jett in daycare while you work? How is he doing with the new daytime routine? I hope the move goes quickly and smoothly for you!

    I cant believe Coco is already 8 months! Happy 8 months, cutie-pie!

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    Thank you for the bday wishes!!!!
    Tiggy you poor thing, I am so glad Ivy and Noah are better, the poor little things. Glad you had your warm bed last night.
    Dani, good luck with all the work and moving, what a huge amount of stress for you!! Hope you're enjoying work though!!
    Beck, did you have another good night? i hope so. coco woke at 11pm and screamed for an hour after which time I gave panadol. The poor darling has the worst rash on her face. I think it's excma. The natropath said to use jojoba oil, and it seems to have flarred the whole thing up so much. Not sure if it woke her, but we are seeing another natropath today, a skin specialist. It also seems she's straining so hard to poo. Maybe it's something she's eating. Im going to cut out everything barr vegies and try introducing slowly. It's not as though she eats dairy or wheat, so hopefully it won't be too hard. It's all a nightmare though and it's upsetting every time I look at her poor face.
    hope everyone has a good day xoo

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    Meg, sadly no....Maddy woke up at 1am, 4am and 5am. *sigh* I think she was hungry, not that I can understand why. For the first time, she polished off an entire bottle of baby food...only 2 weeks ago I was lucky to get her to eat 1/3 of a bottle at a time. Sorry to hear about poor Coco's face, hope the natropath can sort it out for you today. Oh, an a belated 8th month birthday to Coco!

    Dani - oh hon, you are so tough. I don't know how you manage to work, but it sounds like you are coping. Best of luck with the move this weekend....I'm with Sara though, please make sure you make time for yourself in between everything!

    Sarajo - Glad to hear that Abby has been going well, hope that the hurricane comes no where near your town. Your ideas to keep busy sound great, perhaps I should try getting back into my scrapbooking.

    Well off to get dressed and moving. Excited that I got some backpay from FAO for overestimating DH's wage this year. Asked DH if he minds me joing the gym for a few months. I think I'll feel a bit better about myself once I get fitter and lose some weight.

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    My next project is scrapbooking! I have 3 scrapbooks that are blank just waiting for Abby photos! I would like to make one of our families too so I can read it with Abby! Sorry about the lack of sleep for Maddy and Coco! Abby gets rashes on her face too, I feel so bad when she does cause it looks like it hurts! That and she gets mosquito bites that I feel so bad about because she cant itch them!

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