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    I'm hoping it will be around that point but we will just have to wait and see.
    I guess it is always one step forward, two steps back with these little guys.



    Not long for you, huh? I hope your little one makes an appearance before January!!

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    Tiggy WELCOME!!!!!! And welcome to the world Noah and Ivy (DIVINE names)!!! My little Coco arrived on Dec 1st, 8 days early. Im glad you've come to join us, and look forward to hearing on the progress the twins make. How do you juggle the other kids and having two at the hospital? you must be totally exhausted.
    Look forward to getting to know you xoxox

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    Hi Meg!
    Congrats on little Coco! Give her a big cuddle from me!

    It IS exhausting with all the other kids. They are on school holidays at the moment so it is hard to juggle everything. My mum looked after the kids yesterday, so I could spend the day with Ivy and Noah. Other than that, it seems to be late night visits. David and I tag team, so one day I'll go in and he will manage the big kids and the next night we swap. Tonight is David's turn. We will get there though, just looking forward to bringing them home.

    Today I am searching for premmie clothes. (Ivy is just over 3 pounds (1700g)now) and they are encouraging us to put her in her own clothes. Not so much Noah because he is still in level 3 NICU. It's too hard for my overtired brain! LOL.

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    Welcome Tiggy and welcome to the world Noah & Ivy!

    Meg, that hugabub looks nice, I am going to see if I can get one. I was given a baby carrier thing, but it's all padded and looks like it'd be a bit hot for him atm, plus he's too little for it. I put Logan in a bassinet to sleep. We have taken to sleeping in the lounge room on the floor (me on a mattress and him in the bassinet beside me) since it has A/C in there and it's too hot in our bedroom with the fan. DF is happy because I am sleeping a little better in there and I think he likes it because he now gets the double bed and all the blankets to himself!

    My sister gave Logan a little rattle/soft toy that plays "Go To Sleep Little Baby" (or something like that). I have clipped it to his bassinet and he loves it. If he's fussing for no real reason I play it and he quietens down and just stares at it, he's so gorgeous. Mum says he's "Such a little boy" though, he hates being wrapped up, she thinks he just can't wait to be free to move around by himself. No matter how well I wrap him, he has usually wriggled out of it within ½ an hour. So now I don't bother since it just upsets him when I'm wrapping him and he doesn't need anything more to be upset about.

    Anyway I am rambling sorry lol. I'm going to post a couple more photos and then get some dessert while Logan is sleeping.

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    Mel, the photo of you both is soooo cute!!!! He looks like he's got a good amount of hair, a bit like Coco!!
    Coco hates being wrapped too and can always get at least one arm out no matter what!! If she didn't keep scratching her face I would let her be unwrapped. Maybe Im better off trying her only wrapped under the arms. Does Logan sleep better now he's unwrapped?
    We should have two newies coming to this thread soon, Christie and Kate. How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we have two boys and two girls!! Leanne will have to have a boy to even things out a bit, as will Rach!!!
    speak soon, gotta run, tilly is taking Coco for news today!!! xoxoxo

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    Meg, thank you I love that photo of us and so does DF, he put it in his wallet.

    Logan sleeps well now he's not wrapped up, he's a bit of a fuss pot lol but he'd fuss more when he was trying to get free of the blanket. I put mittens on his hands because he has a tendancy to stick his fingers in his eyes and try to pull his bottom eyelids down. Or that's what it looks like anyway, plus he scratches his face. He is slowly calming down and is beginning to not do it so much. I got a lot of weird looks from people when I took him down the street with his mittens on. But I just think I'd rather he have both his eyes in working order than worry about what people think.

    He does seem to have a bit of hair! I am considering buying him a little hair brush soon lol.

    Yay for the new december babies!

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    Mel, youve reminded me, I need a hairbrush for coco, and mittens!!! I had mittens with Tilly and people always looked at me weirdly, but it stopped the scratching!! I might try that and wrap her under her arms only. Im not sure what to do to be honest, she just doesn't like sleeping. I think not being wrapped is our next move!
    Im going to try to get a nap in now, although I gaurentee she'll wake up when I lie down! Think I'll go in tillys room so Im not next to her.
    xoxox

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    Im finally here! YAY for me. Can I please be added to the list?

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    :-k Well Im really worried Im going to jinx myself at any moment, but I have to say, things are looking good right now! I fed Jasmine around midnight last night, then she woke up about 3.30am and stayed up until 4am .... which I was fine with, and then she went back to sleep and didnt wake up until 10.30 this morning lol Which is so very "me" She has been asleep since about 3pm this afternoon and I keep trying to rouse her to get her to wake up so I can feed her, but she is totally ignoring me. So the pattern is more like every 6 hours I wake her to feed. She has only really woken up all by herself this morning at the 3.30am. I cant get comfortable in bed yet anyway, so I was happy to be up to be honest. I had a good nap with her around 3.30 this afternoon but woke myself up at 5pm!

    People keep saying to me "Its all going to change, dont get too happy" because they ask how she is sleeping and how I am going, and at this point, everything is well. She is only 2 days old, but they seem to be almost disappointed when I tell them Ive got nothing to complain about, and its going well. Im really going to get the ****s at the next person who actually would prefer me to be anxious and sleepless!

    Ive had visitors since 10.30 this morning through til 3pm, and my feet are soooo swollen! I wonder if this fluid will ever go away. I bought some celery tablets, as opposed to a diuretic and I hope they work! I think I just need to sit down for a while, today was just overwhelming with so many guests! And not one of them was invited by me, they were all my Mothers friends. Needless to say, I wasnt overly impressed, but I managed to be nice all day!

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    Glad to hear things are going well Kate. My poor feet were swollen for over a week, everyone kept telling me they'd go down a few days after birth, but they did go back to normal on wednesday I think. So hopefully yours won't be like that.

    DF took me out to dinner last night. We had Thai, but only a peanut satay and some thing else that I can't quite remember the name of. No curry lol. It was delicious and we even managed to not talk about Logan like MIL said we would. I didn't even call to check up on him.

    Logan has had bad tummy pains all morning. I bought some gripe water and it helps a little. He is lying on my lap on his belly and I've been rubbing and patting his back while I browse the net. He just did a huge poo so he seems to feel better and now I have to rush off to change him so bye for now!

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    Yey Gemini!!! Good to have you in this thread!! How exciting, it's filling up!!
    Well, we are the ABSOLUTE opposite to you. In all our 17 days Coco has not slept longer than 3 hours at a time, and that is a GOOD sleep for her. I guess she's just like me. Tilly only ever slept 1.5 hours in 8 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know how I coped. Anyway, she obviously has my families crappy sleep genes.
    Im really glad its' all going well for you though, and who knows, she may stay a really good sleeper. Im sure it wouldn't change too much and if it did it would be for only short periods.
    We went to my cousins b'day yesterday and I think it was a bit adventurous. Coco didn't sleep so I had to feed and hold her the whole time. Not really fun. I got very angry at DH who was having a great time having a few beers and socialising. NOT FAIR!!!
    Anyway, hope everyone's doing well and enjoying their beautiful babies!!! xoxo

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    Melly thats good to know about the feet! Thanks. I hope they go down soon. They just look so bad, and as the day progresses, they get worse and worse. Everyone keeps saying "try and keep your feet elevated higher than your heart as much as possible" but thats actually quite hard! YAY on the great night out! Good for you, I bet it was relaxing too. I have never heard of Gripe Water. What does it do? Is it like colic medicine? Jasmine was constipated all last night, and had such bad wind that I ended up putting her in bed with me for about half an hour, just to let her sleep, and for me to rest my back. She is ok now, but Im told because she is a bottlefed baby, that she will be constipated quite often, so I should be prepared for that. I have Colic Medicine, but I didnt want to give her anything like that when she is only 3 days old, so maybe Gripe Water is the go? Silly question, but do you feed it to them? I remember Infacal Drops for some reason, but I dont know why.

    Meg Bugger @ the sleep patterns! How on earth did you manage 8 months with 1.5 hour sleeps? :sleeping: Sounds like Coco had a rough day yesterday. I would have been angry with the DH too! Have you had any time out yet? Last night I was up every few hours, but I knew in advance that I would be, I could tell by Jasmines tummy going rock hard that she was windy...poor thing. So it was ok to be up, Im kind of glad its not winter though!

    Ok well the DMP midwife has just been and gone so I think Im going for a lay down!

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    Hi Mel and Gemini!!
    Gemini, Im using Brauer colic medicine, recommended by the girls on belly belly. IT's ok for newborns!! Gripe water is a similar thing, but has sugar in it I think, so Iwent for a natural one. Not that I really know what's in it (as long as it works). Anyway, can't tell if it worked. If Coco is having pains tonight I'll try it then.
    Do you have Jasmine's bottles ready for her and just heat them up as you go?
    Mel, sounds like bliss having a night out!! The dinner sounded yummy!!
    Gotta run I can hear Coco crying....feed time as always!!

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    Hi Meg!
    Yep I have Brauers too. I havent opened it though. I got the gripe water too though... I think I was thinking of distilled water lol as I had imagined it to be different. Im not sure what one to use. I guess I will wait and see when it happens next time.

    With the bottles, you can make them up 24hrs in advance, if you keep them in the fridge. But I dont. Im really not keen on live bacteria, and just would rather make it up as I go. I boil a kettle every 6 hours just to be on the safe side, and I sterlise 8 bottles in the microwave to make sure I have them on the ready when I need them. Plus I have the Avent foodwarmer thing, which takes just a few moments to heat up the formula. I might have to change that when Jasmine gets older, and actually starts crying for food, but as for now while Im waking her up to feed, its working out ok. The DMP midwife said I could move her up to 80mls per feed now if I want :shock: Shes only just started finishing off the 60mls in the past couple of feeds, so Im not going to over feed her! Aslong as she is content, I dont want to upset the applecart!

    We had some nappy free time today, and she wee'd everywhere. It was so funny, in the time it took me to pick her up to put the mat down, she had already done it. And then I did the baby massage thing with her, and she loved it! Im so happy, because she really doesnt like being unwrapped, but she really liked just laying there for that, and she is now asleep again. So hopefully if I keep that up on a daily basis, she will be happy wrapped or unwrapped!

    Im a bit unsure about 'tummy time' though. Im wondering if Im doing it right? Because when she is on her tummy, she doesnt try to move her head up, she actually brings her legs in underneath her, and pushes them up instead, causing her face to go down? Is there a trick to it that Im missing? How do you girls put your babies on their tummies? Im just really keen for her to get her neck muscles strong, because she is a bit of a head thrower lol.

    Why isnt my ticker updating????

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    gripe water is for wind & colic.. it doesn't have sugar in it, or not the one I got anyway, well it says it doesn't.. and apparently it's herbal stuff. I couldn't find the Brauer colic medicine so I settled for that.
    Gotta go, DF is cranky I'm taking so long on the PC

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    Mel, I don't even know where I heard that gripe water had sugar. It was probably a book that was not Australian!!! I will try it next if the colic stuff I have doesn't work. Im not to keen on giving it often though, it just seems so early for their little bodies!!
    Gemini, I put Coco on her tummy but only did that from a week so she was a bit stronger. Sometimes she'll move her head from one side to another, sometimes nothing, so just keep doing it each day and Jasmine will get there. pulling the legs up is a reflex, the Early childhood nurse said they are meant to do that.
    I've been trying the massage, and sometimes she likes it, actually mostly she does! She's also started to feed more so Im HOPING that is a good sleep sign!!
    I took some good photos today (I think they'll be good), I hadn't really gotten any of her asleep (opposite to you Kate) so I hope we get a scanner soon and I can show you them.
    It's bed time now so Im off. Im HOPING Coco will go to sleep soon. She seems quite alert and happy to be up at the moment!!
    have a good sleep all oxoxoxo

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    Yep the gripe water seems to be very similar when it comes to ingredients. No sugar that I can see, just natural oils!

    I think my milk came in this afternoon. I have two massive hard rocks on my chest LOL. The worst thing is, theyre not actually much bigger than what they already were, theyre just a different shape... they seem to have moulded themselves to my bra. And I wish so much that I didnt take my bra off, because I probably wouldnt have noticed for a while - but as soon as I did it and jumped in the shower..... ouch ouch omg! Im almost through one whole cabbage LOL Im changing leaves every 15 mins. There has to be a better and more scientific solution to this problem! I admire you girls so much for breastfeeding =D> , and how you do it when they feel like this, I will never know. The bloody cabbage leaves hurt when I put them in, I cant imagine how it would feel having them touched.

    Anyway I have the DMP midwife coming again tomorrow. Shes bringing my Bounty Bag, hope there is some good stuff inside this one! Im going to watch some TV, wait til I wake Jasmine and feed her, then Im going to bed!

    Have a good night with your little ones ladies!

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    Hi girls,
    Just wanted to let you know I have posted a photo of Ivy and Noah on their website.

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