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    hello, this is the first time i am able to post in here. zac was born 19th july he has just gone down for a sleep so i thought i would say hello to everyone


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    Hi guys,

    quick post - total disaster of a day - DH has gastro and Charlie has wind. one screams til he burps, one runs to the toilet ever 1/2 and hour and moans a lot........

    Still feeling pretty low, wish could get some sleep then could shake this feeling. DH was playing computer again last night - normally lets me go to bed whilst he watches over Charlie, but not last night, he was too busy with some on line game to get up to the screaming baby - so I had to - p*ssed me off because he has slept in every morning for the last week (when I say sleep in I mean 8am....) least he could do was let me go to bed early - grumpy grumpy grumpy

    So I'm hearing you ladies with the DH issues - but I think you're right Cyn - they are happy to do stuff when asked, but it just doesn't occur to them to use their brains.....

    Charlie does the laugh thing when he's sleepy - I think it's a laugh - it's not a cry and he smiles - it makes me laugh so much I generally accidentally wake him up.

    He also has a wonky eye - it slides inwards when he has really bad wind and that worries me, I don't know if it's bad - it just looks 'orrible.

    SICK of visitors!!! we have only had two days since Charlie was born without any visitors. would be alright it they bought coffee and biccies with them, but they expect refreshments upon arrival! the govt should reimburse you for all the milk you use in the first few months due to so many guests. I guess it's nice people care but I just wish they would f*ck off for a while - I'm sick of having to be nice all the time!

    sorry for the moody post. Hey to everyone, sounds like you all have it under control to varying degrees - each issue that all of you have I have had at some stage or currently have - so we're not alone!! everything sounds pretty normal I guess

    speak soon - Em.

    ps: Cle - did you get your kidney stuff sorted? I have tailbone issues still - but normally it's right before I need to do a number 2 - I would say go to a remedial masseur - i went about 3 weeks before Charlie was born and my coxsys (sp?) was out of alignment - the difference once it was fixed was amazing - you should definitley look into it

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    ps: welcome Chantal! great group - you'll love it in here. and welcome back KylieAlisha!

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    Hi ladies

    Boybump Thanks heaps for the tips about vomiting after feeding I will have to try it out with Dylan's next feed. He spews heaps and I do sit him up quickly and also do pat and rub his back and hardly burps at all so will have to try that out. Will let you know if it works for me.

    Tulip Lucas is so gorgeous and I love your photos. The professional ones are amazing. I am going to have professional ones done of Dylan too. On the subject of contraception I am going to ask my obstetrician at my postnatal appointment about diaphragms, has anyone used one before? I am not even sure if you can use one after pregnancy. I just hate condoms sooo much and the pill wreaks havoc on my body, it was great when we were trying to fall pregnant as we didn't have to use anything yay! I am like you too Trish I want about a three year gap between our bubs too.

    Fee Dylan is pretty much out of the 0000's now except one pair of pants that still fit, yet lots of his 000's still don't fit him, weird. I suppose it is like women's clothes where sizes vary between shops and labels.

    Bubseykel Yay that Danielle's check up went well. Sorry that you have been having a rough time with your DH, sometimes they just don't get that looking after a baby is a full time 24 hour a day job. You are very lucky Danielle can put herself to sleep now, Dylan is still needing to be settled mostly. Hope your mothers group is good. Only half the women turned up today so there was only 8 mums and 9 babies (one set of twins) so I hope it doesn't keep dwindling as I think I would really want it to keep going.

    boisey I cry in the shower too when I need a big cry. Glad the stroking thing worked for you too.

    Chantal Welcome to the group.

    Fraser I hear you on the visitors Em and I am sick of going visiting too, oh well Dylan usually gets presents everytime we go anywhere or have anyone over sooo spoilt.

    Must go, bubba with pooey nappy sitting on my lap.

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    Nothing much to report here. Cooper was a good boy last night. Thank goodness for that because he was frustrating me during the day yesterday! I fed him last night at 8.00 pm and then he next woke for a feed at 3.00 am. Yay! Next feed was 7.00 am and now he's sleeping soundly. I hope he is a good boy today. I'd like to get some housework done as we're having visitors tomorrow.

    Welcome chantal25!

    Fraser – Sorry to hear you're having DH issues. Seems like a lot of people are. And you think Charlie does the laugh thing too?! I think it's hilarious. So cute. Cooper's whole body shakes and he sort of pants too – I can tell when he's about to do it. I need to get it on video or something!

    Cassie – I agree about different labels being different sizes. Cooper also has some 000 which don't fit and yet a pair of 0000 pants which still do fit. Weird!

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    Kel – I haven’t put her totally on the bottle yet. She’s still getting a bit of expressed milk too. My boobs just ache so much so I express what I can when I can and she had that plus her formula. I just feel I should be giving her something as I’m not totally dry. Sounds like it was a bad night for you guys. I hope last night was better. Tim sounds like an angel!! Thank for the info on your lazy eye too!!

    Cyn – yesterday at physio one of the mum’s there had to change her little boy and said that he does it all the time too. She just puts a flannel on him to soak it up. Just a tip I got from her. How did you go without Rob? I bet you managed great! Thanks for your words of encouragement too.

    Fee – thanks for your info about smiling with Cooper. I think I might have gotten one out of her yesterday. It was an open mouth but you could see her eyes light up too. I hope I get more from her soon.

    Hi Chantal – welcome to the group!!

    Em – I’m glad you posted. I was thinking about you quite a bit yesterday. I hope your DH and Charlie are better today. I hear you on visitors – they just won’t go away!! Every single weekend someone rocks up without letting us know – that’s the worst part. On Sunday my friend, her husband and her 2 horror kids turned up. I love her to death but she doesn’t control her kids so my house is turned up side down by the time they leave! Ken and Danielle were sleeping at the time they arrive so Ken was a bit cranky that he couldn’t sleep and Danielle had a horrible day before and didn’t want her to be cranky later in the day. I ended up yelling at the kids for running about the house and running into one of my bookcases in the study. Luckily nothing fell on them but I couldn’t take it anymore!! I hope you are going OK Chicky – hugs to you.

    Cassie – sorry I haven’t used diaphragms before. I know if you did you need to be refitted after birth but you can use them. I don’t know if I could handle putting it in and out IYKWIM. If you do have a chat to your doctor about it let us know what they say. It might be a better way for us girls rather than condoms.

    Danielle had a good night last night too after being a terror all afternoon. I gave her a feed at 7.30pm and put her down at 8pm but she talked to herself for a while and by 8.30 she was out like a light. The power went off during the night and came back on about 1.45 and I was waiting as I heard her stir but she went back to sleep and woke at 3.15! I was very happy with her. She had a feed at 7am and now she’s in her bouncer but I think she’s gone to sleep again. Sounds like she was exactly like Cooper was last night. I hope this length of time keeps up!

    Better run – thinking about going to the gym after being given the all clean by the physio. My stomach muscles are almost back together already!! There’s just a ridge there where they are serparated and that’s it!! Another couple of months of working out carefully and she reckons I’ll be better than I was before pregnancy! Yay!!

    Have a great day everyone!!

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    Hi All... have been mia for a few days - just been hectic - and by the time I read all your posts I have to run again!!

    Charlotte has been fantastic the past few days - sleeping for 6-7hrs at night for the last two!!! I don't know what has hit me, and I am waiting for it to go back to waking every 4 again.
    I am wondering if the waking her to feed every 4hrs during the day is what has paid off - then I just let her go after her last feed at night.

    I downloaded the Tizzie Hall 4-6 week Save Our Sleep routine last night - but really am doubting if I need to follow it through with her seeming to settle into my routine I have given her quite well.

    Also - she has all of a sudden started taking a lot less time to feed... has anyone else noted a sudden drop - like from 20 minutes - to 10 minutes!
    I keep offering it to her and she takes it, but just comes off the shield 30 seconds later shaking her head and perhaps even crying.
    Hoping I am reading her signs right that she just doesn't want anymore.

    On my front - I am on antibiotics as a skin tag I have on my aereola (sp?) became infected with staph and was bleeding quite often. It seems to be clearing up, but bled again before her feed this morning.

    Off to the Dr now - as I am also bleeding whenever I go to the toilet (sorry if TMI!) and it hurts... feel like I have been living at the Drs recently.

    To top it all off - I am constantly cold - I am hoping it is just hormones still settling down - anyone got any ideas on that?

    Will have to do some personals later... but just one before I forget...

    Fee and Cassie - yah for more shield users!! Apparently it can reduce your supply by 20% ish - but other than that, there is no harm in using them all the time.
    I am not having a problem with my supply - and a bit of expressing can always help boost it too - which I do whenever I am feeling a bit full.
    My biggest problem is just how messy it is - it always seems to leak down the bottom, so I have to make sure I roll my sleeves up and have a cloth underneath her head to catch the drips!!
    I also don't like how blatant it can look that you are feeding - but that could just be my big boobs! no hiding them when she is on!! lol

    Maybe one day my nipples might come out enough for her to attach - but until then, I am using the shield (I have three btw - so much easier now I have three!!)

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    hi girls,
    Ben manages to wee alot while I change him - I always have a cloth nappy on the change mat and if he starts going I put a corner of it over him. The funniest thing was the day he weed and managed to get his head! Dh and I made sure the paint for the nursery walls was washable - which has paid off as he seems to hit the wall next to the change table quite often!
    em The specialist rang me on the weekend and they can't find anything conclusive - they reckon I have a defect in the left kidney which means I am prone to bleeding and being heavily pregnant just made it worse. The good news is I am weeing normally and have had no more pain. The specialist is happy to leave me but has told me if I have aother attack to ring his Perth office and I will have to go down there for a laproscopy ( as he puts it - stick a telescope up there and have a look.)
    I have an appointment at 8am:eek: tomorrow for my coccyx - will be an exercise in organisation to get out for that... I have already farmed off DS1 to his Dad's for the night so he can get dropped at school with no hassles. Here's hoping it's something simple!
    Cassie Hope the burping regime is helping - I still get the odd surprise spew - but not nearly as many as before.

    The comm health nurse is finally visiting - 3pm today. I am dying to know what Ben weighs now.

    DH was very responsible while we were shopping last week and bought a packet of condoms - he knows what a byatch I become on the pill. We do need to go and chat to the doc as we're not sure if we are going to have any more bubs - I am terrified of more complications kidney wise - don't think my body could cope with a third pregnancy. I think we might look into the pros and cons of having tubes tied or mens bits snipped....thats really scary too though!

    Have a good day everyone.
    Cle xx

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    BOYBUMP - know what you mean. my little man thinks its an open invitation too pee the second his nappy is off to be changed.
    Little man has started to get realy fussy and is only sleeping for 1 - 1/1/2 hours durning the day and wants to feed when he is awake. has anyone else had this? I was told they change at 6 weeks and then settles down please tell me this is true.
    ps hello everyone

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    hi all
    bubs- you are lucky with your sleep, i wish Charlotte would sleep like that, though she is starting to sleep in her bed alot more. last night she was in there until 6:30am. Glad to see you are doing well at the gym, have you lost any more weight, i am stuck on the weight i am on, i have lost 14kgs though.

    chantel- Charlotte likes to feed 2 hrly during the day, i have also been told they change at 6 weeks i hope so.

    Shellbabe- i have found Charlotte takes less time too, sometimes she will take a bit longer, but it dosn't bother me.

    Fee- YAY for Cooper sleeping so long, I wish,

    Cassie- i have only 5 mothers in my group and we still meet up weekly, one is over seas at the moment and another one has moved away for a few months until they find another house to buy, however we still get together.

    Well i must be off, tim has cooked dinner and its ready

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    Evening ladies
    I feel like the worst mummy in the world I was just trimming Dylan's nail with baby clippers and I cut too far on one of his middle fingers and I soon as I cut I knew I had cut him and it took him a second to react and then he screamed bloody murder it was sooo heartbreaking so I am not going to cut him nails again I have decided. I just gave him a huge cuddle and I cried and my DH comforted me and then Dylan and gave him a cuddle too and within minutes it was forgotten by Dylan and he was smiling. What a drama! Oh I love my little boy and hate to see him in pain.

    KMH Ihope my group stays toegther even if there are only a few of us it is great to have the support and similar experiences just like this group too.

    Boybump Dylan did a big wee on his change mat in front of my mothers group yesterday pretty funny.

    Shellbabe I am using the nipple shields because i have flat nipples and they help to bring them out and also my nipples are quite sensitive being a red head and all. And I agree they are very messy I end with milk all over the place too and put a towel under my boob and under Dylan to mop it up.

    Kel I will let you know about diaphragms once I have seen my ob.

    Has anyone had their postnatal appointment, did you have an internal and did it hurt?

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    Cassie - I did the same thing with baby clippers (brand new from packet) to Sammy - I was so upset - I will only use emery board from now on.It was a bit of skin from his thumb and it took ages to stop bleeding.

    I don't get a lot of time to write personals sorry ladies but I do read the posts while feeding usually - you all say everything I would anyway so I would just be repeating it LOL IYKWIM.

    I heard they start to feed more at 6wks due to a growth spurt and my boys did this and still do some evenings.

    Sammy is also a squirter and down the wash too.

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    Cooper is doing something weird all of a sudden. The last couple of nights. Basically his last feed for the night before I go to bed is around 7.00 pm. Two nights ago he went 7 hours until the next feed and last night he went 6 hours until the next feed. So this morning that feed was 1.30 am.

    Anyway he then wakes up again just 3 hours later. Normally it's at least 4 hours between his night time feeds - if not more. Anyway so I get up to feed him and he's either asleep by the time I switch the lamp on and set up my glass of water etc. Or (like this morning), I go to feed him and he feeds for about 3 minutes and then falls asleep! So this morning that happened at 4.30 am... then he woke around 5.30 am but when I went in he was asleep so I went back to bed ... then he next woke at 6.00 am where he finally fed for 20 minutes. What's up with that?! He's trying to trick me or something?!

    Maybe he's crying for another reason? I don't rush in the minute I hear a grizzle from him. I wait until it sounds decent.

    Next time he does this I will just go in there and try to re-settle him with a pat. Maybe that's all it is. But I have no idea why he's just started to do this.

    Bubseykel – Yay for getting a smile out of Danielle! Hope you get some more.

    Shellbabe – I saw Tizzie Hall on Kerri-Anne I think it was. It sounded like a very strict routine.

    About feed time … Cooper can vary. But 10 minutes is his norm. Sometimes he goes for 20 but it's rare these days. In the early weeks it was longer but now it's a lot shorter.

    Yes I hear ya about it being messy at feed time. Sometimes Cooper rips the shield off and milk goes everywhere! Also sometimes it can leak out the bottom if the shield is not suctioned on well. Plus the fact that Cooper often dribbles milk out his milk at the start of the feed. He is sooo messy! And I agree about it being quite "in your face" when feeding with a nipple shield. There is no being discreet when you have to put it on etc. So I'm not really keen on BF-ing in public at the moment. I tried yesterday without the shield for a bit and sometimes Cooper would latch on and suck but then he would come off. I think he's confused.

    boybump – LOL at Ben weeing on his head. Cooper did a wee one day while he nappy was off and it got on his face. Perhaps even some got in his mouth!!!

    chantal25 – Cooper has been the same recently. He wants to feed every 2 hours at times during the day and is not sleeping that well. He's hard to settle after feeds as soon as it's daylight! Yet, he's fantastic at night. I wrote a post about it in the Sleeping Issues forum. I've had some friends on another forum tell me that they found week 5-8 to be very difficult with their babies.

    kmh – Yay for losing 14 kgs! I'm sorta stuck on the same weight too. I have lost 12 kgs so far.

    Cassie – Don't feel bad about the nail clipper incident. I have heard of soooooo many mothers doing the exact same thing! I think I read somewhere the clippers aren't the best and you're better off using nail scissors. I haven't tried either yet. Still just tearing Cooper's nails.

    My 6 week OB check up is on Monday. I assume I'll be having an internal. Not really looking forward to that. It's so uncomfortable!

    Baby~amore – I hope Cooper doesn't have a growth spurt at 6 weeks – I feel like he's already been through one! It's so hard to tell though. I guess their routines are just always changing. It's hard to keep up!

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    Just a quick one from me as Danielle has decided to wake up. I've had my 6 week check and I didn't have an internal done. But I'm back off there again hopefully today as the site where my stitches were has flared up, stinging and bleeding - not good. I also have a shooting pain in my boobs which I've been told by the Clinic Nurse which could be a sign of thrust as I have the discharge that goes with it too but no itch. She thinks
    Danielle might have it too - lovely.

    Must run - hopefully I'll be back later.

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    how are you all today, i had my mothers group this morning and now i am trying to get Madison to sleep, as she is in her big bed now and she keeps getting out. But Charlottte is doing well and is asleep in her swing. We went Shopping for the day yesterday, went to the factory outlets and then to Southland, didn't really buy much just a couple of tops for my self and a few things for the girls.

    kel- you poor thing i hope your stitches heal soon, i thought by now they would of healed.

    Fee- Cooper may just want a cuddle from you or we may jsut wake up tired and winges him self back to sleep, you are so lucky that you get 7 hours i get 3-4.

    cassie- i did they same thing to Madison, and then time said that he thought i would do something like that, and that made me feel worse i cryed i still remember it.

    I hope everyone is having a great day.

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    FEE - i am glad to here i am not the only one. also zac does the same thing with sleeping and waking for a feed. he starts to sir but when i go to get him to feed his asleep. he will do this for 2 hours until he "wakes" up for the feed.
    went to the sleep clinic today was a good thing too as i was told about a herbal medicen to get for Zacs reflux. he had it realy bad today. he woke up at 7.30am and i could not get him to sleep until 1pm and because he was tired he did not want to feed. he woke up at 3pm fed until 5pm and i was able to put him to sleep in his own cot - YEH he has been asleep for an hour

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    Evening all,
    The nurse came today..Ben is 4.8kg. I am happy cos he is above the 50th percentile - always had trouble with DS 1 as he was a skinny bub- like his Mum.
    The physio has put me on a strict regime of pelvic floor exercises to fix my tailbone - she says it will take months to heal.
    Not going to chat for long - need my sleep. DH is crook with a nasty flu - he's never been sick n his life - has given up smoking and is crook as a dog. He has quarantined himself from Ben and has been resting since he got home from work so muggins here has been flat out today and guess which little munchkin woke every two hours last night???!!! I don't mind - he needs some tlc too - I was well looked after annd spoilt rotten while I was pregnant and DH is very laid back about my duties at home - basically looking after myself and bub is all I am expected to do - the housework isn't a big deal...I still try to do too much though!
    Sleep vibes to you all ~~~~ZZZZZZZZZ~~~~~~
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    hey girls thought i drop in and say hi bailee is doing really well he starting to smile now and with every smile i lose a tear of joy he is also sleeping 9hrs a night which is really good im loving it chloe just loves her little bro you could call her a 2yaer old mother she helps me with everything i love both of my babys so very much they are my world

    you all sound like everything is fallin into place with your bundles of joy which is great ill do personals when i have more time on my hands
    has anyone heared from dee i wanna see her bundle of joy and see how she is going
    anyways im off to bed now chat with ya all soon we should start a msn group chat session where we can chat live to each other just thought ill throw that in and se wat ya think
    take care big hugs to ya all

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