thread: Babies Born December 2010 #2

  1. #19
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    Oh Char... I feel for you but couldn't help but laugh about the final spew Millie chucked a bit the other day and I (stupidly) caught it fairly neatly in my hand. For someone who has always been a sympathetic vomiter, I dealt with it remarkably calmly! DH was flapping around a bit looking for towels so I directed traffic while Millie sat there watching the show.

    Seriously, I hope Hannah recovers soon and you guys get some sleep tonight.

    So MadB, how many teeth does Miri have now? I'm not sure where Millie is "supposed" to be up to - she has the four top front, top two molars, and just the bottom front two with the bottom molars bulging like crazy. It seems like she has been teething on and off all year with only the two molars to show for it. She's really good about brushing, though, which is awesome.

    One of my mothers' group friends is booked in for a c-section tomorrow - can't wait to hear her news Hooray for babies!

    Thinking of you all xox


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    Sickling here too. Not sure what yet, but she's clingy and fragile and sleepy and sucky.

    Only 6 teeth here, four top, two bottom. Haven't had a new one for ages. Looking forward to that! Not.

    We took her to a palm nursery yesterday, saw a green tree frog on a palm, and some butterflies, which she's mad about. But the highlight of the day was the mini golf. She had her little plastic clubs, and would hit the ball once, then pick it up and put it in the hole. So funny!

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    Well ladies,

    My Little man was up 7 times last night and he cried off and on from 5.00am to 6.30am, I just sit near the door let him cry for a few seconds go in and lay him back down I don't talk to him nothing.......... check list 1. He is rugged up so not cold maybe too hot don't know 2. teething could be can't see any teeth but as we all know they can sit there for ages. 3. Just wants his mummy, great can you just want mum during the day not a night.... I'm getting a little worried as we will have a new born in our house in 6 weeks and I've got Charlie up 7 times during the night....... Do you ladies have any ideas on what I can do?

    Thanks in advance

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    That's what Hannah did 2 nights before she got sick..

    No ideas, sorry.

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    Hello all,

    Audax, oh Lordy that sounds so cute A mini golfer! Better get some video in case she turns out to be the next Carrie Webb

    Oh Cathie I have no wisdom for you, sorry. Last time we had a night like that was when Millie had gastro, but it was obvious why she was up - the STENCH told us loud and clear D'you reckon he can sense that the new arrival is near? I'm really curious about that because Millie has been much more attached to Daddy in the past couple of months but is starting to ask for me more again. I hope someone has ideas for you xox

    I have had to change things up a bit for Millie of an evening - we were eating dinner at 6pm when DH came home from work, and on work nights I was picking Millie up from daycare on the way to pick DH up from the station - time wise it worked quite well but now that it's dark and cold and Millie is generally worn out and hungry... so our supposedly lovely family meal time was very stressful - I was battling to get food on the table, DH was battling to get Millie to eat (who was starving but too tired to cope)... shambles. Especially as she's becoming more independent and wanting to use her spoon or fork, but getting unco as she was so tired... Last night was a real mess, she barely ate anything, and of course was starving at 4am. So today I picked her up early, gave her dinner early, she had some apple while DH and I ate our dinner, and we had a relaxed bath/book time then she went to bed happily. I'm really pleased to have made the change, it has made a difference tonight - we'll see how it continues.

    Oh, cool news from daycare today - Millie's carer told me when I picked her up, "Oh, if she does this (made the baby sign for drink), it means drink." "I know, we're teaching her baby sign." "Really, we thought Erin had taught her that!" (little girl in the same room - they are around the same age and sort of hang out together.) "Does Erin do baby sign too?" "Erin is profoundly deaf!" Erin had signed to Millie that she wanted a drink, and Millie went to her carer, who was with another kid, and said, "Jess, Erin drink!" How awesome is that?! I'm chuffed that she's using it to communicate outside home, and that she was able to help her friend!

    Hope all's well and that sick babies get better soon... and wakeful babies get some sleep tonight xox

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    That's great signing! Miri does a bit, but still prefers yelling.

    My kids eat dinner at 4:30 - they're just too tired after that.

    It could be an illness on the horizon - hope he's doing better cathie!

    Miri always wakes up at least that often - bloody teeth - but she's in bed with me so at least I'm not actually getting up. makes it slightly easier. my MIL is coming to stay for a month next week. lots of morning sleep ins for me! (I hope!)

    She has 12 teeth and no. 13 is pushing it's way through now. so 3 more eye teeth, then the 2-yr old molars to go. sigh. She just takes foreeeeeever to teeth.

    Does she have a good swinging action Audax?

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    I had to tell DH about Millie's signing. He thought it was really cute and clever.

    Hannah is getting better after her upper respiratory infection. She ate plenty yesterday and won't eat today. Seems to be how it goes. Eats like a sumo and then nothing the next day. Very frustrating!
    The switch to Oat Milk is going well, it's hasn't upset her tummy at all and she loves it. We usually go 50/50 with formula. Seeing her surgeon in a month and we'll see what he says.

    She's been sleeping all night, which is great for me! I go to bed at 9 and don't move until 7. Still feel exhausted, tho! 7 weeks to go....

    I can nearly get all Hannah's hair into a single ponytail which is great! She gets so mad at her hair and slaps her face if it keeps getting into her eyes. She's really terrible at throwing tantrums over nothing lately. Like, she couldn't move the couch. Yes, the couch. A 3 seater sofa bed. DH can't even move the thing by himself, let alone Hannah.
    My, my, there was one hell of a show. Screaming, throwing herself on the ground and then biting the couch for good measure.

    Putting it down to her being sick, but it's very frustrating.

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    Hello all!

    MadB, is #13 through yet? We're up to 10 now after the weekend!

    Char, so glad Hannah is better and sleeping well for you. Awesome that you can get all her hair out of her eyes, it's an ongoing saga with Millie. We try to keep it swept to the side as she pretty much refuses to let us put it up. It's so fine it takes ages and is probably pretty painful for her. Once it's a bit longer it should be easier. Tempted to cut her a fringe, but I went through early childhood with homemade bowl cuts so would rather not inflict the same on my child

    Well we've had a heck of a weekend. Millie got a mozzie bite on her finger at daycare on Thursday, it progressively swelled down her hand over the course of Friday, to the point she couldn't sleep on Friday night. In spite of antihistamine. Saturday she had a huge day (we all did) - I hosted a Tupperware party (WHAT was I thinking?! it was kinda fun though ) so there were various kids of all ages to play with. God bless DH, who ran a fantastic Daddy Daycare - I was so proud of him! Millie also cut her bottom molars. Anyway, she refused to eat dinner, took forever to get to bed in that "I'm overtired but will throw myself around dangerously in the hope that you'll think I'm actually fine to stay up a few more hours" way, but then slept. Yesterday was big again - out to DH's parents' place, which was nice, but I'll be damned if my FIL didn't take Millie out for a walk in the freezing cold wind. Her put her hoodie on, but hey, the kid has had a cough and cold for a week... FIL loves her to bits but I wish he'd check before taking her out. He's German so if it's not snowing out he wouldn't even bother with a jacket. Grr. Got her home, she did the huge performance again, and was up til about 11. Exhausting. When she's like that the best thing I have ever done is just rug up with her in her chair and rock her till she goes to sleep... but now I have this bump she doesn't snuggle as comfortably so won't settle with me, and DH always wants to try other things with her... *sigh* Anyway, saw the GP this morning - viral throat infection but her chest is clear, which is always our main worry. She's finicky with food but will still drink her water.

    Other than that I had a beautiful mothers' day. DH went out and got me hotcakes at Maccas (he doesn't cook, so this was his way of making sure I got something more special than toast without having to make it myself ), and he gave me a ring sling!!! I LOOOOVE it and he picked such a beautiful, vibrant one. Wore Millie in the supermarket this morning and it felt great - she was happy and settled and I wasn't faffing about with the stroller!

    I hope you all had a wonderful mothers' day. Thanks for being such an important part of my life as a mother xox

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    Char, that's really normal toddler eating. I've often heard it recommended that you look at 48hour intake, rather than 24.
    And Oh the tantrums! Nellie refused to take her brand new cat pajamas off today, that was one. I wouldn't let her force fee me a sixth date, that was another. Pretty cute, but I do feel for her. Awesome news on the ponytail! We just have an ungodly mullet here, with the occasional dreadlock. No clips allowed.

    Yummo on the hoecakes pixie! (that's an autocorrect, too funny to fix.) ring sling even better!

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    yeah, they have eating days and non-eating days. diet-wise, it's good to look at the whole week for a balanced diet, as they also have fruit days and grain days, etc.

    Great news on the sling pixie! hope millie is all better soon.

    sadly we're moving into cold & flu season - my two have colds. nothing serious.... yet. for mother's day I got my worst.night.ever. lol. should have expected that (my first mother's day I got mastitis ) but on the upside, I also still have my lovely children and family. we went away for the weekend with my parents. had a lovely time.

    I used to wonder about parents who said their babies & young toddlers had tantrums. silly me. miri does them and has done for more than 6 months - i was really surprised because DS didn't do that till he was 3 or so. But maybe he's the strange one? She screamed for 10 minutes today when I wouldn't let her go outside in the mud. if she could walk I'm sure she'd stamp her feet too.

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    Hi ladies,

    Charlotte - Charlie eats and eats some days and others he won't, the days he dosen't eat he is harder to put to bed. Well we are having our night sleeps again heaven knows what the problem was........ It's very cute when you can start putting girls hair up.... I love doing my girls hair. Charlie has just started having a tanti it is very cute he throws himself on the floor and cries.

    PP - Mozzies are a pain, poor little poppet hope she is feeling better..... Glad you had a great Mother's day.....

    Audax - how are you feeling?

    MadB - All my kids have colds at the moment and so do I.... hate having a cold when preggo..... Where did you go away to for mother's day?

    AFM - The count down has begun 5 weeks tomorrow - I'm really worried about my Hubby when I go inot hospital to have our bubba, I just don't know how he is going to go with 6 kids. I have decided to arrange dinner for them the week before and the kids school clothes .....
    Charlie is fine, as I mentioned before he is back to sleeping all night and he is getting so cheeky.

    Cathie
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    Hi cathie! Feeling a bit rubbish, to be honest - just bloated and spewy and gassy and gross. Nellie is across it, though, and totally giving me a break, god love her. She's having two sleeps today, she had a huge weekend, then swimming yesterday (AND we went on the bike, which is always more exhausting) so she just needed it. And she's sleeping all night. We were up to 23 nights in a row, but then went away for the weekend, which always screws us over. Still, she just woke up, cried, I shushed her, and she went back to sleep, every time. So easy.

    MadB- I'm making a stack of soups today. Majorcan cabbage (aka fartbomb soup) and pumpkin and maybe potato and leek. Stuffing the vegies in to see if it helps with cold season. The toddler looooooves soup, DH not so much, but he can go jump. It's so easy and freezy and good.

    We have counting here... "one, one, one, one one!" She has a counting book with butterflies that we have to read about ten times a day. Before lunch. Also, putting words together. We've had "night night bike" and "bye Rose" and "where hat?" Still hat crazy! But only sunhats. Not beanies. Nooooooo way.

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    Hello all!

    Audax, at hoecakes and the forcefeeding, what is with that? Happily, it's more often an imaginary biscuit I'm being forcefed these days (although I am doing fine at putting away plenty of the real ones by myself ), but Millie can also get very insistent about giving me bits of whatever she's eating. Especially this week when she has eaten buggerall. Millie is fine with beanies - I bought her an owl one. Soooo cute

    MadB, hope your two have got over their colds. When you said Miri tantrums but DS didn't for ages, I wondered if tanties are a girl domain... then Cathie said Charlie throws down too. Love it

    Cathie, hope preparations are going well for your new bub. Even with only one kid, I'm going to have to do the same for my DH as he doesn't cook. He'd happily eat peanut butter sandwiches for ever, but I'd like Millie to have a bit more nutritional balance

    I had a night away last night! Longest spell away from Millie in 18 months - a whole 24 hours. I missed her but it was sooooo good my bestie booked me in for a pregnancy massage up in Katoomba (Blue Mountains), we (plus three other friends) stayed in her in-laws' holiday cottage, ate far too much and giggled a lot. Lovely.

    Millie got gradually worse this week and on Friday had to be put on antibiotics as the infection finally hit her chest. She's responding well to them, but is still pretty disinterested in food. Drinking lots of water though - she'll catch up on the food when she feels better. We're having to give her ventolin as well, but on the whole, she's managing really well.

    Tired - off to bed. Thinking of you all, hope you're well xox

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    Hi Everyone

    Can you believe I have 4 weeks to go,WOW this time has gone so quick. Charlie boy is soooooo cute I just want to squeeze him, he loves to dance and he is starting to play with the kids. He chases them around the house laughing Hana and Sam really enjoy playing with him.

    Audax - Hope your feeling better.....

    PP - Hi love, All is ready for the baby all I have to do is pack my bag and unpack a few more baby clothes. Alex was a winter baby and all he wore was the bonds outfits.....I'm starting to feel a little guilty about leaving my hubby at home with 6 kids.... I just don't know how he is going to cope.... How are you feeling?

    Cathie

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    miri stood herself up today to have a little wiggle dance.

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    Woooooo Miri! It'll be so soon...

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    Go Miri !!!!!!!

    Cathie

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    oh and she has a new word. hey.
    she thinks it's hilarious

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