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    A quick woo-hoo from me.

    Last night: DS bathed and ready for bed at 8.30 asleep at 10, up at 2 for a feed, feed and nappy change at 5.40, then he wanted to play so at 6am back IN HIS OWN BED WIDE AWAKE... and he went back to sleep while I slept! He did pull his cover over his head, but is such a noisy wiggle bum I knew he was OK when I woke up. He then slept until 9am. I'm so proud of my little man, I got loads of sleep!


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    Awww... thanks so much Jayne

    Well, Harry is much brighter today. He had his 6-8 week check up today (postponed as he had a paed appt and check up when he was 6 weeks)

    Well... he is thriving which is great... if only he would gain weight more!!! He only gained 70g in 6 days which is in the bottom percent but still a gain... the Paed made a note that Harrison is genetically small, so must be taking after his Daddy and big siblings... tall and skinny!!! lol
    If he took after me, there would be no probs gaining weight!

    I passed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression test thingy... I scored a 3. The ECHN told me that most women would score around 3, even if they haven't had a baby!

    So, all seems well here atm.
    I hope everyone has a fantastic Easter

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    hey ladies!!
    woo hooo - i finally made it on here!
    got the internet connected at home last week, so hope to get time to chat to you ladies regularly. haven't had time to catch up on all your posts, but did read that Quinn is sleeping 7 - 9 hours!! - i've very jealous kirsten - any tips?! my golden pig sleeps usually 4hours, then 3 hours during night, with maybe one 3 hour sleep during the day if i'm lucky. my older son was a wonderful sleeper, so i expected cam would be too, but not to be. i'm really good now though, i actually get out of bed with cam, and feed and change him etc during the night - with brad i used to put him in bed with me, put him on breast, and go straight back to sleep. too worried to do that now with cam.
    cam is just gorgeous, and has put on heaps of weight - he's just over 6kg now. thoroughly enjoying my new little guy. his big brother and dad are also totally besotted with him. cam adores his big brother, and saves most of his smiles for him - loves hanging out in his room, looking at all brad's car posters. he'll be another holden boy - even though dad thinks he'll be a ford boy!
    nursery nearly finished!! - not before time!! cam really too big for bassinette now, so be good to put him in cot. are any of your bubs in cots yet?
    hope you are all enjoying your bubs, and look forward to catching up with everyone,
    (my ticker isn't working - what do i do??

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    Anne,
    Just add [url] to the beginning of what you have there... it should work

    Great to have you back Anne Good to hear that Cam is doing well.

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    Helllo Helllo Hello!
    I was thinking about you the other day anne wondering how you were going! I cant believe you are only just getting nursery done now! I annoyed my hubby no end making sure it was ready heaps before Jemima was born! I am ready to try her in the cot but have to wait until we get the baby monitor (finally won one on ebay half price!) because we have double brick walls so you cant hear anything once you leave one room to the other.... BUT I think Benji likes having his little girl in the room with us in the bassinette and she is definately getting too big for bassinette you can hear her little hands hitting the sides everytime she moves!

    But as she is SLEEPING THROUGH every night 9 until 5.30 I dont have to get up to her so there is no reason not to have her in the other room.... I dont know why she is sleeping through she did it all by herself a week or so ago... she is superbaby (love she is superbaby makes me look like supermummy hehehe)

    My neighbour had a baby girl last week, so Jemima has a playmate for as long as we live here so that is so awesome.

    I think I will have 4 babies born within 2 months of eachother for Jemima to play with so I dont mind so much I am definately not putting her in childcare as some people have made me feel bad about her missing out on socialisation by not going.... but as soon as she has her needles I am looking into swimming lessons and things like that so she'll be fine... she already has a boyfriend Joseph (the boy born on same day as her that benji ran into father of - hadnt seen for 6 years - in labour ward) and she has her cousin Hannah born the week before and she now has Emily born 6 weeks later and another friend of mine is having a girl (Rhianna) due end of the month!

    I am so lucky to be surronded by those Mums as well, I think Joseph and Emily's Mums are the only ones going back to work I think Sister in law and other friend are staying at home for ages.

    I hear that breastfeeding is like a contraceptive.... how much of a contraceptive?? Benji and I want to get pregnant again now... but I dont want to have to stop breastfeeding, so is there anything I can do to decrease the contraception of breastfeeding?

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    hey girls
    kelly: you are awesome! - took me 14 years to be brave enough to have my second, and you want your second after 8 weeks! how excellent jemima sleeping through - and yes, that does make you a brilliant mumma!! i agree jemima will be fine without childcare. i'm abit dubious about how good breastfeeding is as contraceptive - i've heard of women getting pregnant while feeding. both my sons were conceived using condoms, so i'm a bit dubious all round!! yes, i've been VERY patient i think re nursery!! its just airing now, after being painted last week. i asked DH to leave it empty until it airs sufficiently - but everyday he puts more stuff in there - he's driving me nuts - he doens't worry at all about trying to have a chemical free area for bubs. how long do you girls think is long enough for the room to air?
    lisa: hey lady! thanks for advice re mags - you are right - there are plenty of girls in the car mags! your bub is gorgeous - isn't his hair lovely - i think he looks like his dad.
    ryn: your bub is lovely too - and he looks heaps like his dad. i still haven't done the ticker properly?
    i'm still trying to catch up on all your posts and pictures. want to ask heaps of questions about your birth experiences, etc, but don't want you to have to repeat everything you've probably already been discussing in my absence. was anyone like me, in that they found labour unbearable??
    must get some washing done while bub asleep.
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    Kell - You could comp feed with formula 2 bottles per day if you're wanting to have another baby... I'm not sure how much of a contraceptive BF is... I got AF, then I didn't... I was due for AF last weekend... I freaked out because I have had it, so did a test that came up neg (thankfully!) just to be sure... apparently it was all because of Harrys tongue tie.

    Rob and I would looooove another baby... but, we are going to decide at Xmas time... just to give my poor body a break, othewise I would be having 3 pregnancies in under 2 yrs - not good for my poor ol pubic bone!!! lol

    Good Luck Kell.... great to hear that Jemima is a superbub. Great to see you around too... I was actually thinking about you earlier today

    Anne - Sorry, but I was actually shocked at how much easier labour was with Harry!!! I was expecting the excruciating contractions that I had with the others, but they never came thankfully.
    I have written up my birth experience if you would like to read it... I will find the link for you soon. Harry is falling asleep in my arms as I am trying to type! lol
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    I dont know about brave, a little bit silly but Benji wants his kids to be really close in age so if we get pregnant soon Jemima will be just over 12 months I think when bub is born... my car will be pushing it fitting two little ones in there but as long as Jem is likes the pram, the new bub can be in the pouch so I wouldnt have to have a double pram in there.... that's if I can manage leaving house with two little ones... it is exciting to think about.... I dont want to do any formula feeds though so I guess it is just wait and see... I've been thinking that my grandparents wouldnt have done formula and they had 5 kids under 5 so maybe I'll be lucky and fall pregnant soon or maybe I'll just have to wait until I'm feeding Jem less breast and solids or something....

    I cant believe she was sleeping through at 6 weeks! Must have been reading over my shoulder about Quinn.

    Hi Lisa - HOw is your Mum?? I've been here just been more on ebay and since jemima has been perfect not really been able to post anything anyone would find useful.... however been taking heaps of advice from here for my friends with bubs, makes them all feel heaps better when they hear about the medication you were on to get more milk working (although it didnt work for my friend afterall) and different things about dummies and stuff that I havent needed but they need... for next bub they can be my experts...

    Anne - dont know what is wrong with your ticker now that putting the url at the beginning didnt work...maybe you copied wrong link maybe you using the html one and you have to use another one?? when i get mine i have three links to choose from so i use the one that is for sites that dont allow html??? A week would be plenty to air the room even 3 days??? I think paint these days is chemical free enough that cam will be fine.

    I'm such a delegator still! I have benji cleaning the floors and if i'm lucky the skirting boards today! and i promise to keep them looking nice... that has been my major stress ducky problem no housework had really been done properly but we were always too busy to notice so now that i'm home i've been thinking i should do heaps of stuff i've never done and they are big jobs so now benji and i are using our weekends to get the house really really spick and span and then i have less to do during the week..... one housewifey thing per day i have been making that a rule otherwise i stress that i am failing... the mummy thing is easy the housewife thing when you are a all or nothing type of person like me is frustrating!

    Anne do you have photos of cam?? can you email me?? [email protected] i love photos especially of the belly buddy babies!

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    Hehehe see the bunny outfit I made Jem the other night... next year I buy a pattern or a outfit already made! It was meant to have legs and you have to put her arms at right angles to get it on... lucky it only has to last 4 days!!!

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    Anne: you need to remove the [url] and [ /url] tags and instead add [img] to the front. You sound like you're doing really well. If you want a birth horror story, do read the end of my pg journal... but I want another one right now! Shame DH doesn't, so he's in charge of contraception again - Kel, see you in Belly Buddies!

    Kel, breastfeeding is ONLY a semi-effective contraception when feeding every 3 hour or so - now Jemima is going through the night you'll be back ovulating and having periods in no time. For every up there is a down! To encourage your body, express a feed in the morning to use as the penultimate feed for your girly. Babies can sleep through once they reach 5kg, apparently, as the don't need anight feed, but can isn't the same as will... have to tell Liebling a bit more about Quinn and Jemima! But one wake-up isn't too bad. BTW, love the bunny! DS has no easter outfit, but as he has just outgrown size 000 it's a good thing I didn't buy one. Be either too smalll or too big! How big is Jemima now?

    Lisa, how is everything in your life? I'm hoping things have calmed down a bit.

    Quick nappy Q from me - DS is feeding tons, but a nappy will last 6-8 hours in the evening and through the night, only 3h in the day... is this normal? From 5pm (dry as a bone at 8.30pm)-2am? OK, it's good for sleeping through, or will be when the timing shifts to be from 9-6, but is it dangerous or bad?

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    RYN _ Not sure about the nappy question, I forgot how many wet nappies they're supposed to do in a 24hr period. Claudia's nappies are always soaking but she's not a big pooper but I have heard this is normal for breastfed bubs. I was actually going to post about her lack of dirty nappies also. It's sad that our bubs are growing out of clothes so quickly. I too didn't get Claudia an Easter outfit! It totally slipped my mind!

    SMYLIE _ The outfit is totally adorable! I think you're very brave & courageous but also quite sensible having your children so close together. If you can do it, go for it I reckon! You're suck a lucky duck that Jemima is sleeping through the night! What a clever girl she is! She is absolutely adorable too BTW.

    ANNE _ I found my labour unbearable also. I had an epidural as soon as I was induced with jessica so I basically didn't feel a thing so with this one I wanted to experience the whole labour thing. OMG I got to 8cm & couldn't handle it. I was screaming for the epidural & looking back I must have been putting on a show because I didn't think they usually gave it to you so far dialated. I remember pleading with Alan to make the pain stop & actually believing that he COULD make it stop but was too pig-headed to do it! LOL. Claudia had a VERY bumpy arrival though & came into the world complete with a cephal haematoma & her whole face bruised. She looked like a blueberry. She was completely bruised all over her face. She came down not quite straight & scraped herself all along the inside of my pelvis & it was excruiciating.

    ME _ Having a terrible day today with Jessica, not Claudia. She is being so downright naughty that I just don't know what to do! LOL. She has gone off fishing now with Alan so at least that's giving me a break. Claudia is being her usual angelic self. She feeds quite a bit during the day but she goes up to 7 hours at night so I'm not fussed. She is really smily now which is just beautiful. I can't believe she's going to be 6 weeks on Easter!! Can't believe how quick the time is going!

    Love Jayne

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    Hello everyone.

    Anne - Welcome back! Cam's 6kg already?! As for your question about labour, the pain for me was absolutely unbearable. I nearly bit the midwife (long story, and it WAS an accident. I also had a few choice words come out of my mouth - DD was out walking with my mother thank goodness) and if I'd had to wait one more minute for the epidural I think I would have DIED!!! As it is, it took over an hour before they gave it to me. The midwife kept asking me if I needed to push (I did) and I kept saying "NO! JUST GIVE ME THE EPIDURAL!!!". Once it was in, I was able to push Bella out in less than 12 minutes - that was the easy part! I've also recovered a lot quicker than I did with Bri. I thought it would be like the first time, due to the age gap. How did you go?

    Hi to everyone else - I promise to do personals next time!

    My little angel is still doing well. We left Bella and Bri with my parents for a couple of hours today while DH and I went for a bike ride. (He's helping me to prepare for the Brissy to the Bay bike ride. After today, I'm not sure I'll make 20km, let alone over 50km! I was in so much PAIN!) She was wonderful for them of course, smiling and "talking" to them, when she wasn't sleeping!

    I think DH wants another bub, but I don't think I can go down that track again (even though Bella is so wonderful). Firstly, I'd like at least a couple of years gap between them to let my body recover a bit. I also think I'm getting too old and I'm worried my body won't spring back as quickly or as well as it has this time. I also just don't think I've got the energy for it. I suppose if it's meant to happen then it will.

    Other than Kel and Lisa, is anyone else thinking of trying for another? Those of you who do have children close together, how did you cope? How far apart were they?

    On that note, I'm off to bed. Have a great easter everyone!

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    Hello everyone
    It has been so long since i've been in here - I haven't been getting notifications and have been busy with Sir Sleep-a-lot!

    Hi Anne!!! My labour was great, it went for 21 hours - I ws EXHAUSTED at the end of it but never even thought about drugs, so the whole calmbirth/hypnobirth thing worked a treat.

    Kel you ARE a legend!!!! Want to try already is wonderful - I am now starting to think like that - we (DP & I)talked about it yesterday and are thinking we would like to start trying again when Quinn turns one - or thereabouts! Hopefully I'll get 2 sleepers! Quinn has slept from about 9pm to 6.30am for the past couple of weeks and honestly I am not doing anything special.

    Ryn as for nappies, Quinn is wetter during the day - considering the long sleeps I would have thought he would soak through even the big nappies but he doesn't, during the day he wees a lot more!!!

    Hi to everyone else - sorry don't have time to do more personals! Just thought I should pop in to let you know all is well with me - Quinn had a day of really bad wind on Thursday and I ws so tired from carrying and patting and not being able to put him down for the whole day. but we went to Safety BEach yesterday and he was an angel in the car and slept at nanna and pops house for 3 hours during lunch then his 2 cousins were playing with him all afternoon teaching him how to say "ben" and how to play with trucks Very cute! He also got some easter eggs which mummy has lready eaten so he can have them through the breastmilk - great excuse by the way!

    TIme to go - hope all is well with everyone!

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    I just read in my Babylove book that it is "normal" to not have a poo nappy for 3 weeks!
    Jemima has not had a pooey nappy since at least last Sunday (we cant remember) and so this is day 6 I think.... not worried about her as it is not bothering her just a bit worried about when it does come! where will I be what will Jem be wearing??!!! (apparently when it does come it is big and soft and everywhere... delightful)

    think we are having a growth spurt, she is feeding longer when she feeds but at least I dont feel like i am feeding all the time like a couple of weeks ago!

    Last Friday Jemima weighed I think 5245 grams so 20 years ago soon I'd be able to be thinking about solid food... hehehe love having the book Mum had for me when I was a baby and comparing it to the book I have for Jemima, makes EVERYTHING normal as it ALL works.

    I almost bought bunny outfits off ebay as they were cheapish but I was worried about getting them in time and none of them were purple and I dont think any of them had fluffy tails so I made it an excuse to clean out the room where my sewing machine should go so I had to make one... Will get her in it again tomorrow, she doesnt mind it once I get it on her but it is a little difficult as I didnt have a pattern and the arms are definately in the wrong spot..... learning about different fabrics the hard way, fluffy stuff is obviously different to the stuff bonds stripey outfits are made of as i based the suit angles on a bonds suit she has ho hum.....

    Ryn, since Jemima lasts all night with one nappy (we use disposable at night as it works and we dont want to change something that is working.....) but all morning I'll be changing wet nappies so who knows how that works... in the day time wet nappy is the worst thing in the world for little princess but at night she doesnt seem to mind??

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    hi girls
    Kelly: i'll attempt to email you some photos of my gorgeous bubba - still learning how to do all this. i'd like to set up a website too. try not to be too hard on yourself about the housework. i know what you mean, i was more like that with my older son, but now i'm enjoying my bubba more, as i know how quick it goes. in 5 minutes time they'll all be teenagers!!

    lisa: that's great you had a good labour - what a relief. i'll have to read your link.

    jayne & michelle: so glad you found labour unbearable too!! that sounds slack, but i just mean that i always feel like a real wuss - most women seem to make light of labour. a lady in a shop the other day rolled her eyes when i said i'd waited 14 years for my second child,because of the pain of childbirth. i always feel like i'm the only woman who can't handle childbirth, and i'm not a wussy person otherwise. my labour this time was better than the first time - not to intense so quickly. i had to be induced again (waters broke, and then nothing else happened). so all my active/calm birth preparations for of went out the window, as i had 2 monitors attached to me for 9 hours and couldn't move around much. couldn't use the shower/bath either - after all my swimsuit preparation!

    nursery is finished - wooohooo!! can't bear to put him in there tonight though - still want him squeezed into his bassinette next to my bed!!

    hmmm! rant time... mil is annoying me again. she kept saying i was going to have a girl, the whole time i was pregnant. that annoyed me - i didn't care what sex the baby was. anyway, she said to me last night that she is soo disappointed i had a boy! how lovely!! i should of said "yes, but not as disappointed as he'll be when he realises you are his nanna!" me & DS & DH are so happy with our little bubba - and then she says something like that!! she'd made a beautiful little dress, for when i had my "girl", but had nothing for him when he turned out to be a boy. she's a sad woman.

    got to go - cam is screaming - even though he's been feeding non-stop!! little piggy!

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    Anne
    She is such a B*itch that MIL of yours!!! SHe can think what she wants but she doesnt have to say it.... who cares girl or boy as long as healthy!! wicked witch....

    cant wait to see photos.... website is easy as there are so many that are premade you just upload your photos into it... email me and I will email you some sites and things to make it easier [email protected]

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    hey girls

    kelly: i've just emailed you a couple of photos. yeah, that would be great if you could email me some sites to set up a website.

    just to finish off about my labour, it was alot more gradual than last time which was good. but that last hour of contractions was still unbearable. i ended up lying flat on my back on the bed - which is what i'd planned to avoid - and delivered cam like that. so not active!! i'd tried to get into the shower near the end, but before they could undress me i got the urge to push, and i was told to get back into the bed. the pushing out was alot harder this time - i think because my waters had broken over 2 days earlier, so i was so dry. i only had the gas, so that was good.

    i'm typing at 5am - just got bubba back to sleep - good time to type with no interruptions!!

    hope you are all enjoying your easter weekend.

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    Anne: I can't believe you mil would say that - that is so awful!!!! You should tell her that Cam has decided he doesnt want her to be his nanna because she is very disappointing as a nanna!!!!
    If you can could you send some pics to me too? [email protected]

    Kel: Isn't it funny how the books have changed - but as far as I can tell babies are still the same If the old starting on solids thing was still the way it was done Quinn would have been on solids at 3 or 4 weeks!!!! At the last weigh-in he was 6.105 but that was 2 weeks ago so who knows what he weighs now, he puts on around 300gms a week! Little piggy pig pig!

    Does everyone elses babies behave like little dreams when daddy is home?? Quinn loves to be first prize winner in the best baby ever competition when DP is home and never has a day of wind but when it's just me he has his moments of not wanting to be put down and bad wind! I think he does it on purpose

    Anyway time to go, heading off to a friend's place for a bbq.
    HAPPY EASTER everyone.

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