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    Been MIA because DH is home on weekends and Ive been *trying* to get some rest in.

    Yesterday and today have been bad days, Ripley has been permanently attached to the boob so now my nipples are sore and I feel like crying. I dont know why he's suddenly wanting to feed 24/7 and not be put down, I think it might be wind or constipation because he's made grunting noises all night/day but not done alot of poo's.

    Im really struggling with the breastfeeding side of things - not attachment or supply wise just time wise. I feel so bad for feeling this way but it just seems like all I do is have my boobs out feeding the kid and everything else, including Ds, has to go by the wayside. He's still only sleeping 2.5hrs at a time which is suddenly starting to wear on me. Someone please tell me it gets better! My first son wasnt like this, he was THE dream baby - no wind, colic, constipation, slept great he just didnt like breastfeeding.

    Anyway will try and get on tomorrow for a more positive post.



    Hope your all well!

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    Hey there all you lovely ladies

    Glad to hear a lot of you are doing well and babies are behaving
    Well I had good night sleep after day out at beach/family's camping grounds with the whole family Jemma just got cuddles all day and came back to me for feeds. Fed at 10.30pm not settled till 12.30am then slept till 5ish So very happy with that lets hope she keeps it up... these 3hrly feeds (sometimes waking her for them) during the day are def working to make her sleep more at night. Yayee so happy and perhaps the relaxation music works too!

    Sorry to hear some of you are having trobles with sleep (a main factor in this thread Im sure and for the next 20 years till they move out!) and ear infections, wind etc Hope all gets better soon

    Buzzie Regarding C/section and bleeding I have had another c/sec this time round too and last time was bleeding around 2-4 weeks. This time I hardly bled at all (first 6days) that is till I got home and starting doing things... Doctor said before I left hossy that if I got period pain it could be a clot waiting to pass and to have some naprogesic tablets and health nurse told me when I asked her why I have started bleeding again this time, that when you do too much eg: Im picking up after my 3yr old constantly you make the wound bleed again. Solution:- Sit on arse all day or deal with the bleeding! Haha Not much we can do really but rest and recoop and hope for the best I just want my bleeding to stop so I can go in the spa again! Heehe

    Sorry for no other personals will catch up again soon.
    BBL Kristie

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    not a good afternoon/evening here. I can't help but blame the immunisations.. it might not even be that but all morning Olivia was a little spewy but not bad but more then normal. then she did the biggest poo and it was so gross but boy she was so happy.. then she slept for close to 4 hours and since then she has either screamed or fed since.. She did the biggest spew on me and the floor. Finally she settled so i passed her to Dh for a few minutes and she is still a bit spewy. it is just coming out the side like dribbling and she is now getting grizzly. I wish I knew what was up...

    Lauren: I bled for 4 weeks with my first c.s nearly 7 weeks with my second and almost not at all wit Olivia..

    kristielee: good to here bub is such a good sleeper.. It certainly makes everything go so nicely doesn't it

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    oh and anna :hugs: It does get better I promise.. My son jacob was like that in the early weeks and by week 5-6 he settled right down and I was no longer tied to the couch

    and on the grunting Olivia has been doing that so much and not pooing either. I have been told breastfed babies can't get constipated but I just don't know anymnore.. this bub has thrown us for a 6... Its like having our first all over again

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    Thanks for that nic and kristie.. i feel much better bout it now

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    Evening! What a night/day we had!! Pumpkin would not go to sleep last night, or settle, or lay still, or anything at all really until about 5am when she must've just flaked from exhaustion. Then she woke up twice more before waking up at 10.30 & that was IT. Nothing would settle her ALL DAY. I was almost in tears I felt so bad for her, she must've been exhausted, finally sent DP & his mother out to get some Infants Friend, thanks to everybodie's reccomendations, but none of the chemists had it... they came back with infacol but it says on the box not reccommended for under 1 month AND to consult a DR if using under 6 months which just sounded too scary for me so I rang a bunch of chemists until I found one that had IF & sent them out again... gave some to Miss then fed her again & she slept (for the first time all day, at 4pm!!) fitfully with me in the chair until after 6, then we gave her a little more before her feed (she liked the taste can you believe it?!) & she's totally back to her lovely little self, asleep now infact.... YAY!!

    I honestly don't know what I would have done if the IF hadn't worked or if we hadn't been able to find it... it's so horrible seeing your baby uncomfortable & tired & not knowing what to do...

    So Bindy, don't know what the chemist was on about but add me to the list of ppl who love IF!!

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    hee hee at all the IF success stories. Where can I buy shares in that company?? QueenMab - I just talked to the pharmacist about the infacol and he said it would be fine. I've also got Brauer Colic Relief which worked for a bit. I find infacol just helps her burp which in turn reduces the amount of bubbles that go down through her system. But the Brauer stuff seems to settle her entire tummy iykwim. Hope you both get some restful sleep tonight.

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    QM: glad it worked.. Sounds like you have had a day like mine

    Olivia has just gone to sleep after almost 3 hours of screaming I am worn out.. I feel like crying cus I am so tired and yet I feel tense just waiting for her to wake up again and start screaming again..

    Bed time soon for this tired mummy.. I need some ME time first

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    Thanks Liz! I'm trying to 'wind down' a little now, just having a cruise around BB, am a rather over tired & in that kind of hyper-exhausted state IYKWIM but I want to try to relax a bit before Miss wakes up again so that I am right to go to sleep when I (fingers crossed still) put her down again.

    You are right about wanting shares in the IF company lol, by the time all this word of mouth (or word of forum lol) is done they will be making a mint... I am so glad I have BB - the advice you find on here is priceless.... love it!!

    Thanks again everyone for even MENTIONING IF... I would never have known, & most probably, would be a crying heap on the floor....!!

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    Hi Ladies

    I have been MIA mainly because life with a toddler and infant is all too consuming and exhausting atm.

    AnnT - I am having the same feeding issues as you. HUGS!!!

    Not having a good time with having to feed Loren constantly (I mean almost continually from 4pm till midnight).

    She is a bub who does not like to be put down either so my hug a bub is getting a workout!!! I think it has already paid for it self.

    Is is wrong to rely on a baby sling to get her bub to sleep? I am concerned that I will be bringing up a clingy bub and getting her to sleep will be an issue later on.

    Loren is so different to Sara. I used to call Sara my "set and forget" bub. She would feed and then I could put her on the floor and she would be happy for ages on end. This bub no way, I am lucky if I get 5 mins without her fussing and wanting to be picked up.

    Sara is being really horrible too. She hates me bfing, she even hyperventalates (sp?) if I don't put Loren down!!! How does one deal with this?

    Sorry for the rant. A special hi to Nic, Trish, Rory, Buzzie, nad Alicia!! Sorry if I missed anyone.

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    Buzzie - I never lost the belly line from DD1!!!

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    Hi Bekz.. Good to see you around.. I hope Loren starts being more settled soon.

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    Whoa! I said it before and I'll say it again - this thread moves fast!!

    First up, ShelleBelle that is ace about your DP being accepted into the fireys - my DH has his final interview for the fire brigade next month - hope it is a good omen! And Bindy's DP being a fireman as well!! This is the first time DH has applied and his getting thru to the final stage on his first go is apparently unusual so fingers crossed. When does your DP's training start? Is it a 14 week course? Which state are you in?

    Bekz LOL at the set and forget bub - Flynn was like that too. Lightning never strikes twice you know LOL!!

    Hmmm, this IF sounds good! A mondern-day fenergan LOL!

    queenMab that is a great ticker pic!

    Anna, really tender boobs in early weeks of BF is really common - try sleeping with a sports crop top? I found my nipples were so sensitve it was the only thing that let me sleep at nigh

    I soooooo get you all on the exhaustion thing. I have been getting up for Ollie at 5.30am for the past week and starting my day then but not getting to bed til after 11pm because I get a second wind late at night and end up cleaning all evening. It caught up with me yesterday but a big teary, a nap and a DH who kid-wrangled for the afternoon made it all better.

    better go - Ollie is b!tchin'

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    bindy that sore spot on yr boob needs attention! massage it when feeding from that side, put a heat pack on if ya need to get the blockage moving, and aim Madeleine's chin at it. you really dont' wanna get mastitus. so brisbane was cool overnight - thats a relief, i'm not crazy. hey, i think i woke up once NOT dripping sweat- thats gotta be a good sign.

    my little man Mylo must've slept more soundly than usual, as i had to wake HIM for a feed at 3 (seriously engorged breast). i also got sore spots on it, so did the heat pack thing and think i've gotten away with it. woo hoo... maybe i can go a week without mastitus!

    playgroup is still on holidays, but we'll go somewhere today, anywhere to have a play and let olly socialise with people his own age. it means taking the bus alone with the 2 boys, which was really stressful last week as i had olly in the big, heavy, hard to fold pram and mylo in a sling, so 4 buses stopped b4 one would take us- the driver actually got out and folded the pram him self, then hauled it onboard, a lady passenger helped olly on board, and the same processs in reverse. today i have the little umbrella pram (light and easy to fold) so we can get on any bus. of course murphys law states that every bus will be wheelchair accessable today.

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    First of all a huge hug for you Nic. I hope today is a better day for you sweety.

    Bek and others with more than 1 baby. I think it's hard to not compare this baby to previous ones. It makes it so much worse if you had a "good" baby first time around and this one is more "challenging" Remember that each abby is an individual and has different needs and even personality at this age too. I hope that your day's get better. One day at a time hey. Now, for me to listen to my own advice.....

    Bek, I think Sara is getting in on some attention seeking behaviour with the hyperventalation when feeding Loren. I wouldn't stop just because she is playing games with you. Have you tried getting her something to play with while you feed, or a drink, food etc before you start. I have heard some mum's have a basket with special toys that the little ones can play with while they are feeding the baby. Perhaps that is something you can try out.

    Anna, Ripley might be having a little growth spurt ?? It's hard when they seem to be constantly attached to the boob. Abbey had a day like that yesterday. It seems to be her only comfort. Will Ripley take a dummy ? Might be that he just wants to comfort suck. Tehya was very much a comfort sucker. She still is at nearly 3. Abbey is too, she just won't take that damn dummy.
    It does get better huni, I promise

    Thankfully Abbey is still having pretty good nights. Her day's have been shocking. Hoping that she has a better one today. Poor baby screams her head off when I do her ear drops. Not sure if they sting her or what but she hates them. They are antiseptic ear drops so I would imagine they wouldn't be tickling her.

    OMG going to throttle a certain nearly 3 year old !!! Abbey is actually sitting quietly in her swing and Tehya just will not leave her alone. She's either turning the swing off, turning the music off or turning the damn speed up. Grrrrr. Deep breaths Trish, deep breaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    OMG going to throttle a certain nearly 3 year old !!! Abbey is actually sitting quietly in her swing and Tehya just will not leave her alone. She's either turning the swing off, turning the music off or turning the damn speed up. Grrrrr. Deep breaths Trish, deep breaths.
    OMG why do they need to do that!!! Ethan and Isaac withh get right in Olivias face and I mean right in her face and she is turning her head away to get away from them.. drives me insane....

    and thanks I hope I have a better day today too.. I am exhausted today. I really should have just rested yesterday so now I am more tired then I need to be today.. I had a reasonably good night. olivia slept 9-3:30 but didn't go back down till 4:30

    Oh how I wish she would sleep 10-5 or even 11-5:30.. then my day could start at a more reasonable hour... might go lay down for 5 as she is asleep still..

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    Abbey was so fussy all afternoon and evening yesterday. She would just fuss then scream her poor head off. I ended up taking her in for a bath with me, keeping her ears out of water. And gave her a huge booby feed. Got her out and did her drops, she was screaming anyway. Then parked my bum on the lounge to cuddle and stuff her so full that she couldn't move. Eventually she fell asleep but was still fussy for abit in her sleep. Got her into bed around 9.30 and she slept until 3.30am. Awake for another feed around 5.30ish and we were up by 6.30. So we get a great first half of the night but the rest is gone. Now if only I could get Tehya to sleep past 6am I might get a lay in.

    Nic, my kids do the whole face in her's thing too. I hate it, probably annoys us more than the babies but I just think of the germs etc getting breathed all over bub. Besides I know I would hate someone having their face that close to mine.

    Can see its' going to be one of those days with Tehya. Now she's raiding my chocolate in the fridge !!

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    Wow, have a break for a few days and look what happens...it moves so quickly in here. I don't know where to start.

    Trish - I'm sorry Abbey has an ear infection. Poor little thing.

    Rory - for some reason Kai thinks 5.30 is a good time to get up too. Just for the last couple of days. I try putting him back to bed but he screams and wakes DP and I feel guilty for waking him. Hopefully soon they realise that 5.30 is still sleep time.

    QM - I'm glad that IF worked. Nothing worse than a screaming baby and you don't know how to fix it. Breaks your heart.

    Liz - I'm using Brauer Colic Relief as well. Do you find it affects their poo?

    Ok, so the last couple of days had been brilliant. Even though Kai was waking every 4 - 4 and a half hours at night he'd feed and go straight down (though he'd wake at 5.30) and during the day he'd be really settled. The only problem was that Kai had funny poo's. Very watery and little chunky bits...oh and it stunk! I'm thinking its the Brauer Colic Relief, so I thought I'd stop it for a couple of days and see.

    Well that was a massive mistake. Yesterday my poor little man had pains in his tummy and was very unsettled every time we tried to get him to sleep. I was happy that he went 6 hrs between feeds though (why can't he do that at night and sleep for the 6 hrs??). I tried IF and yeah it got a few burps and farts, it just didn't shift his pains. Then last night he was waking every 2.5 - 3 hrs. OMG! and at 2am he had such bad pains, he wouldn't settle. I was so exhausted, I woke up DP and asked him to settle Kai. I think DP got back into bed at 4. I feel so bad today for gettng DP up, but Kai just kept wanting boobie and I couldn't keep giving it to him because it was making his pains worse. So anyway he's back on the Colic Relief and he's sleeping peacefully, no grunting and groaning!

    SO i'm heading back to bed. I hope everyone had a better night than me!

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