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    storm; thanks for the powder tip, I will try that and WOW 5 kids, I feel I should stop complaining now, you deserve a medal

    Thank goodness the weather has cooled down today, I sat outside with maya so she could feel the breeze and look at 'stuff'. She loved it, her little head was going left to right like she was watching a tennis match LOL

    snacks; now you have to catch the smiles on camera!!


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    He he thanks guys, now I don't feel so slack for being slack!!
    Chon, lol at Maya watching a tennis match, it's so amazing watching them isn't it?
    Hi everybody, hope you are all having a great day!!

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    Hi everyone

    It has been a busy week, Charly has her first lot of needles on Wednesday. Was not doing this on my own so DH come and held her ... I hate needles and faint usually so was not game to hold her lol. She was upset most of the day and would only sleep with me holding her over my shoulder, got a fever during the night.

    So I haven't tried putting her to sleep this week, but she must of heard me because sometimes she falls asleep on her own when i'm holding her Yey. I have tried a dummy but she won't take it... loves her fist.

    Had her check up everything is good weight is 4.5 kg and length 58cm.

    Chon: Understand your frustration on the day sleeps, Charly has always been a cat napper during the day unless she stays with me which means I still don't get much done. Got a sling the other day so hoping I can get her use to it.

    Storm: Have you tried aktivite, they suggest it on one of the threads to boost milk production. I have tried it an it works about three glasses a day.

    Good to hear about the sleep patterns of other babies Charly gives me a good sleep at night with one wake up between midnight and 2am, then up around 5-6 but I bring her to bed with me then an she will feed and go to sleep sometimes play. But I am usually an early bird so if she goes to sleep around 6 I'm still awake and do some reading.

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    Awwww poor Charly!
    Noah had his first round of needles yesterday. He screamed bloody murder, broke my heart! But then as we were leaving he was laughing again! He was a bit miserable last night so I gave him some baby panadol which seemed to help some.
    He's still a little bitt off colour this morning but not too bad.
    I hear you about not sleeping in the day! I'm lucky if Noah sleeps more than 2 hours total, but then again when he is awake he's not crying or fussy.
    Awww Charly's so little compared to my beast of a child! He was 5.990kg & 63cm long at his 7 1/2 weeks appointment! lol

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    Hi there,
    Aw how cute, Chon.
    Storm, how is Angel doing?
    Charly's mum, I know what you mean about the needles.
    Poor Charly and Noah. Hope they're feeling better soon. I'm dreading Natty's needles. I was in tears for the heel pri*k test!
    Charly's mum - Good idea about the sling. We have a baby bjorn and I don't use it at home but have used it at the shops or when we go for a long walk. She looooves it. I'd be really surprised if Charly didn't settle for you in there. She'll be close to you, snuggly and able to hear your breathing and heartbeat. Natalie slept for five hours when my BIL wore her at the shops - I didn't realise how long it was because she was so quiet - felt really bad for not having fed her!
    I'm feeling a bit overwealmed with things I should've done. I can't believe we're heading for our 6 week checkup next week and I've drifted through the weeks, not accomplishing anything! The house hasn't been vacuumed in... um... a month? I haven't written any thankyou cards yet. I'd really like to lose about 10kg. Everywhere I look there's something to do. Yet Nat is finally napping (making gorgeous little sighing noises, lol) and here I am on BB with the TV on too! What a laugh. I'm so not motivated to do anything!
    Last edited by Snacks; February 9th, 2007 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Lotusflower beat me to it - just read her post.

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    Selfish post from me , sorry,
    I just took Angel to the DR, she has a granuloma too, (zaccie had one) it has been bleeding, she has to go & see a specialist next week to have it removed, OH I am not happy at all!!!!!!

    **ETA**, Charly'smum, yup, tried it & I have been prescribed motilium, but after the hemorrhage, I guess I dont have much luck anyway! Dr's did warn me it could happen, while yeah I am very disappointed, I'm happy to still be alive!!!!!!!!

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    Wow Storm sounds like you have been dealing with alot, sound like your lucky to be able give Angel BF at all. I love her name Charly was due on the 22 and thinking Holly or Angel but DH came up with Charly and it grew on me and it suits her.

    Lotusflower I agree Charly may be awake must of the day be very happy and smiling, easy to please BF usually does the trick.

    Snacks not sure she will like to snuggle, she doesn't like to be wrapped even if you throw a wrap over her it get kicked off very quickly.... thank god for Grobag at night. Don't worry about the house I'm in the same boat, flat out getting the dishes in the dishwasher when I get five minutes, diffently end up asleep infront of TV usually lol good to know not just me.

    I have to go I'm trying to BF and getting a little difficult.

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    Storm, what's a granuloma? Poor Angel, it doesn't sound nice
    About the booby juice, well that's a bummer. But gee, it's like you say, things could be worse. You and Angel are healthy and that's what counts.
    Charly's mum - has Charly been in a sleeping bag all along? I'm thinking of getting Natty into one when the weather cools down a bit. We wrap her, which she likes, but she unwraps herself overnight - I often find her spreadeagled in the morning, arms and legs everywhere, with the useless wrap underneath her! Fortunately, our bedrooms hold the heat (didn't think I'd ever say that after those hot days we had...) and she hasn't gotten too cold (I hope).
    Does anyone belong to a mothers group? I've put my name down for one and haven't gotten a call yet. I'm hoping it'll happen soon - I really need the reassurance, am pretty insecure about this whole parenting thing...

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    Oh Noah's the same Charly's Mum, hates to be wrapped. Gotta love the grow bag! I swear by them even tough they are a tad pricey, they're well worth it imo.

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    It's Ok snacks, it doesn't bother her, it's a thing LOL growing out of her belly button, I don'tknow how else to describe it, it's gross it oozes & weeps, then it dries, so when I go to change her it's stuck to her nappy, Zac had one too, just not looking forward to the procedure to remove it, they just tie a knot of suture string around it,Zac's swelled up like a blood filled grape, so I hope this doesn't happen to Angel.
    Don't be insecure with your parenting, you're doing fine & stuff the housework it will wait!Some days my house is a total write off, but I have learnt to ignore it, babies grow up sooooo fast I'd rather spend my time with them.

    Charly' mum, I love the name Charly! I reckon it's awesome, Angel was gonna be Ellie, but coz she came on xmas day DH said she was his xmas angel, LOL, it stuck!.
    Funny how different babies are, Angel loves to be wrapped & she is a major dummy muncher!

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    Natty is the same - needs the wrap. She even prefers to be wrapped when cuddled - she'll rarely fall asleep in my arms if she doesn't have her wrap on. As for the dummy, it's so funny watching her give it a workout - it bounces up and down as she sucks like mad LOL.
    Oh, well I'm glad the granuloma doesn't hurt or anything. Bit of a pain for you though, by the sounds - you'd have to clean it up everytime you change her nappy, then? I'd get a bit impatient with that... the cord stump was bad enough, but then I'm lazy, LOL.
    Lotus, when did Noah start using the grobag?
    Do you guys use the ones with the sleeves, or the boxy type ones that don't have sleeves?

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm wondering about the grobags too! I was given a few at my baby shower and there is one Maya would fit in now, would it get too hot in this weather?

    I always find her sheets around her ankles in the morning or her arms are up over her head most times. Problem is when I feel her arms they are cold and she hates being wrapped now. Oh well, seems to be the way with bubs this age LOL

    Storm; hope all goes smoothly with that granuloma, never heard of them before. Maya's belly button is still weeping a little bit, is this normal???

    snacks; LMAO at the dummy description! Maya has been finding her fist more interesting lately , instead of sucking on her thumb, she sucks on her whole fist! I quickly try to replace fist with dummy.

    Well I am really stressing about Monday, we have needles time . Maya is 9 weeks now so I cannot put it off any longer, I am really not looking forward to it. I already have the baby panadol on standby. I just hate thinking about it, my poor little girl having 3 injections with all sorts of things in them My partner is coming along with us as I won't be able to hold her while she has them, does anyone have any suggestions for me to help Maya straight after she has the injections, so its not too stressful for her. Do I talk all happy and smile to show her its alright or what.................????????/ HELP!

    I am having the implant put in my arm for contraception at the same time, so we will both be pin cushions together....

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    Awww you'll be right chon! (Maya too!) Noah screamed a bit to start with but by the time we were leaving (they make you wait 15 mins) he was laughing again! I did give him a bit of panadol that night & the next morning coz he was a bit grissly, as long as you have some on stnadby you'll be right!
    Are you breastfeeding? If you are just offer her the boob straight afterwards as a comfort.
    Noah's been in a growbag exclusively now for must be about 5 weeks. I have the ones with no sleeves. If you get the actual "GroBag" brand they have different tog (blanket weights). I have Noah in a 1tog 90% of the time and a 0.5tog when it's really hot.

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    Charly sleep from 8pm to 3am no midnight feed last night... hope this continues... properly a one off.

    I got the Grobag at boxing day sales no sleeves a .5 and 1, even though we have airconditioning in her room it is still very humid just put a single on with the Grobag usually the .5. Charly was 3 weeks and she kicks a lot and moves around so much in her sleep.

    Chon I understand how you feel I was close to tear when Charly had hers last week. DH held her and I couldn't look , I BF her straight after and she was fine. She as grissly most of the day gave her some panadol in the early afternoon and she sleep the afternoon ... over my shoulder LOL at least I could sit down. She did get a temp around midnight so gave her more panadol. She sleep a lot the next couple of day .. usually very little sleep during day.

    Snacks: The mothers group I've been going to a 5 week one held by QLD Health, maybe NSW has a similiar group, they ahve been very helpful. I am also looking for one for when this finishes.

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    Re the granuloma, it is a thing growing out of her belly button much like a mushroom, it is growing as a vein is still supplying blood to it, the DR ties it off with string to kill the vein & hopefully it will just drop off in a few days! I think that might be a better explanation huh? hehe

    Wow Charly's mum that's a great sleep!
    Angel sleeps from 11pm til arount 8am, I guess I am lucky! The other morning she woke up at 5am & it nearly killed me I felt to dead all day!!


    Awww Chon, she'll be fine, give her some panadol & lots of cuddles, I remember Zac's 1st lot of needles too, it was horrible! He just wanted to lie on the floor, I guess picking him up hurt the injection site, will be thinking of you!! Just be normal with her, so she doesn't pick up on your stress (hard to do!!)You'll be fine, atleast you DH is gonna be there to pick up the pieces!!!!

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    I think I'm going to get one of the grobags for a few weeks time when it gets cooler.
    Charly's mum - i've put my name down for a NSW health mothers group, but they haven't called me yet It sounds very similar - they have 5 structured sessions, then people tend to form their own 'playgroup' and keep seeing each other regularly. I'm so keen to get out and hang with some other parents. I'm really enjoying having you guys to talk to - it sort of grounds me.
    Sounds like everyone's winning on the sleep front. Hooray The last week or so Natty's been doing much better. She'll do a block of 5-7 hours, (which is great) then sometimes another 3, or sometimes only 1 (which is not so great!) but it helps having the block of sleep - I try to get to bed shortly after she does so I can make the most of it!
    Well, we have Natty's ultrasound on her hip tomorrow. Hopefully it was just a ligament thing and she won't need the brace... We'll see.
    All the best for Maya's drs visit tomorrow, Chon. Hope it's not too traumatic for you.
    Hope you all have a good sleep tonight.

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    Best of luck for tomorrow Snacks & Natty hope everything is OK & no brace for you sweetie!!

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    hi guys selfish post I'm sorrry
    Would you believe Isabella and I are sick??? So much for BF protecting her. We have colds. no biggy but we are due to travel to melb and nz on friday!!!

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