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    Hey Kelly - I hope it goes swimmingly with Charlotte at the hospital - I'm thinking of you both.

    We had a bit of a sh*t night last night - well more of a sh*t morning - Charlie woke up at 3.30am and fed for a little bit but then his nose got all blocked up and he couldn't feed anymore - I tried the fess but it didn't seem to work - I took him into the bathroom and ran the shower on hot to steam the place up and that seemed to work, but as soon as we left the bathroom he started screaming again - it was horrible - he was hungry but couldn't eat and a little frightened I think - I spent ages just cuddling him and talking to him to calm him down - he eventually went back to sleep at 5.30 and woke up in a good mood at 6.30 - DH got him up and let me sleep until 7.30 - I have a headache now and my back is burning in pain ggrrrr I feel like I am going backwards at the moment - thankfully he's asleep now hopefully for a couple of hours - but I just can't bring myself to go back to bed - it's way too sunny.

    DH is going to Melbourne for a couple of days for work and I am feaking out about spending the night on my own - so silly because DH doesn't even wake up in the middle of the night and I only see him for 10 minutes in the morning - but I hate sleeping by myself - I am not going to work myself up though - I have planned activities for myself on Tues and Thurs so I'm busy and not thinking about it - what a loser eh?

    Fee - yep the mothers group is one organised by the clinic - they forgot to ring me for the first two - so I feel like a bit of an outsider and we took one off when Charlie had a cold so we didn't pass it around - so I feel like I don't really know them. I am a typical Taurus - it's not easy for me to make friends but when I do it's for life! That Mr Cooper is one handsome young man! I remember the pic of him in his cot when he first came home he was so tiny right down the end all tucked in!! now look at him!

    Thanks for the tips on the fingernail cutting ladies - I will have to get onto that one - before he shreds the both of us up.

    Chantal - I am thinking you might be right about the washing powder - I used to use Amolin and then switched to Purity and I think that may have been when the problems started - so I have switched back to Amolin and will see what happens. In my house wifey budget zest I bought what was on special!

    Cassie - If you like PP clothes jump onto their website and go the the specials section - they have HEAPS of great stuff with lots of $$s off - and you get a parcel in the mail!! I love it!

    What is it with all these Baby expos?? we don't have stuff like that down here - we have lots of psychic expos though - maybe I will go to one of those and ask when Charlie will start sleeping all the way through the night.....

    Well done Baiza on the weight loss - hope you're not starving yourself young lady - I wouldn't surive without my custard cream biscuits and frozen cheese cakes.....

    Bubs - will you be able to go back to your old job or will you be looking for somethign different? I am thinking about putting Charlie into care one day a week in about February of next year - just so he can socialise and get used to it before I go back in August - hey hang on that means you'll be spending less on time on BB!! no!!

    well I hope everyone has a good day - it's really sunny and nice here today so I'm off for a big walk - better get some sustenance under my belt first though.... now where are those frozen cheesecakes....


    Em!


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    hi all well i am back home is all went well, expect for when she woke up after the op, she didn't know where she was and screamed, i feed her and she screamed some more until i got her back to sleep and then she woke up happy, she has been ver unsettled today. Hopefully after a good sleep now she will be a bit more happy. I cried when she was this morning it was so awful, i couldn't do anything to make her happy.

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    Not much happening here. Cooper has slept through a couple more times but this morning woke at 3.45 am … so almost. But I think he's starting to get the hang of making it all the way until 5-6 am. I hope he does it again tonight!

    Anyway he's waking from a nap now … gotta go!

    chantal25 – That's a bummer that the clinic had no tips for you. And how cool about Zac trying to crawl! You'll have to get some photos.

    Buseykel – How is Danielle's conjunctivitis? Are you putting breast milk in it?

    kmh – I hope Charlotte is doing okay after her op. Thinking of you.

    Cassie – I'm glad to hear that Dylan's day sleeps have improved a bit for you. Wrapping is still working really well with Cooper's day naps.

    Fraser – I'm sure you'll be just fine when your DH goes away! Just keep busy! But I'm like you – I hate sleeping alone too.

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    Hi All!
    I think Im really turning into a domestic goddess! lol!!!
    There I was at 7.30 this morning flicking through my fav cook book looking for something healthy to make for dinner...when WHAMO...this picture of a thriple layer chocolate mud cake filled with fresh whipped cream and raspberries jumps out from the page and says...."BAKE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!" So I did!!! Im soooo not a cake baker at all...and the dumbest thing is that Im a health kick and im not supposed to eat this beautiful creation that Ive made. So if anyone wants a bit just let me know !

    Had a good couple of days lately...yesterday Jensen Mum and I went to our main shopping centre and we saw Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn player) anyway DH is a devoted hawks supporter...so after half an hour of ummming and arring I finally mustered up the courage and went over and asked if he could hold Jensen while I took a photo... and hes was soooooooo nice and was very happy to hold him...and have a chat to Jensen it was really cute! The photos have turned out really well and DH and his family are all over the moon...so i guess thats it...my hope for Jensen to be a little Sainter is out of the question now!!!

    Em- My best friend is a Taurian...and I think they are witty and smart and very loyal...a touch stubborn though! lol!! And little Charlie is very lucky to have such a wonderful mum...dont forget that honey! I think sometimes we get so caught up with trying to get a grip on this motherhood thing all in one go and there is so much pressure on us to get the hang of it straight away...that we tend to beat ourselves up emotionally if he struggle from time to time...Im mean we are all so new to this and we are learning as we go and doing the very best we can!! I think your doing a brilliant job Em! Have a beer tonight and I hope Charlie is feeling better soon!

    Kel- Poor Danielle getting conjunctivitis... Ive heard that breast milk will fix it too...sounds weird I know! And I forgot to congratulate you on your wonderful grand final win!!! I thought it would be the saints year...but you guys were very deserved winners!! But you should have a chat to your boys about hand shake etiquette!!

    Cassie-How did mothers group go at your house...did you have to cook up a storm? Will have to take trip to DFO I think...Jensen really needs some new clothes!! So do I for that matter!

    Chantal- YAY for Zac trying to crawl...what a clever little man!

    Kelly- How is Charlotte today? I think your a very brave Mummy... it must have been very hard on you too!! Hope she is feeling better.

    Fee- I love the photos of Cooper!! He is such a cutie!!


    Ok off for power walk!! Must loose my extra butt cheek!!
    Love Cyn

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    Cyn- mmmmm yummy, send me some cake, Charlotte is feeding better, which is great because i thought yesterday "What i have i done" when she was screaming down the hospital. She has to get used to attaching again as it is a bit different now that she can move her tongue.

    well it's only 4 sleeps until i am off to QLD, sooooooooo looking forward to it.

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    Just a quick post...

    Cooper just rolled over! From tummy to back! OMG it was so funny. I had him doing tummy time and he looked like he was reading a book so I was about to run and grab the camera. Just as I was about to do this, I noticed that it looked like he might tip over! Next thing he is on his back looking surprised! It took me a while to realise "OMG he has just rolled over".

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    fee- congrats on coppers roll.
    KMH - how is Charlotte feeding now? i hope its all going well
    Zac had a bad night. he wanted to feed from 2am til 4am. i woke dh up and cried to him that i needed to sleep. so he got up and took him until 6am zac screamed the whole time. i went to check on dh and zac to find them both crying in the loungeroom. i sent dh back to bed and calmed zac down. took zac back to bed. fed for 5 minutes and he was asleep. he woke every 1 1/2 hours to feed. i think its comfort eating - i think his colic is playing up again. his asleep now but i dont know how long for. tomorrow i am starting a baby massage course so maybe that will help.
    PS zac had his first proper giggle in the bath yesterday it was so cute

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    hey ladies,

    well it's almost over - another 4 hours and DH will be home. I think Charlie knew something was up because it took three tries to get him to bed last night and then he woke at 2am to eat and then woke every hour crying - he NEVER does that - I guess at least I didn't have to sleep on my own because I DIDN'T GET TO SLEEP!!!

    Cyn - you always say such lovely things, thanks Look I wouldn't worry too much about the lovely and yummy and delectable chocolatey goodness cream cake - I just made a batch of chocolate crackles and have already eaten four..... am feeling a little ill now....

    Fee - Yay for Super Cooper on the roll over - he's so clever! ps: I loved the photographic lessons on wrapping a baby by the way - they were fantastic! (in the general toddler forum)

    Chantal - poor you - I hate it when stuff like that happens -is everything ok know? did Zac stay asleep for a while?

    Kelly - I hope all is well with Charlotte - have fun in QLD - you lucky duck - hey do you want me to send you a chocolate crackle too?

    well I am off to clean the house up - decided not to bother cleaning up after myself for the last day - so had better get it clean before DH gets home - actually I just re-read that, who the hell am I kidding!!!! I don't care if the house is a mess - it's a public holiday here tomorrow so DH can clean it up then! gawd - this inner house wife needs to back off!


    mmmmmmm chocolate crackles in the fridge mmmmmmmmm


    Em!

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    em- that sounds great, i love anything to do with chocolate mmmmmmmmmmm, is your house clean.

    Fee- i just had a look at your pics of cooper being wraped, that is a good idea i will have to try it that way i do it another way at the moment but she gets out most of the time, Yay cooper what a cleaver boy for rolling, Charlotte wont be doing that for a while she has no idea.

    Chantal- OMG you poor thing, how is your Dh it can take it out of them as well, i hope you get Zac sleeping soon.

    Well i have to start to pack soon only 3 more sleeps YAY

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    Hi everyone. Well Cooper didn't roll again yesterday. I was hoping he would and kept trying to video him so I could show DH if it happened.

    Cooper did something he's never done on Tuesday night night. I fed him at 6pm as usual and he went to bed. I went to bed around 9.30 pm and fell asleep instantly. Next thing I hear Cooper waking and crying out - it was 10pm?!?! What the?! How strange. So I fed him and then he slept until 5am.

    How weird waking at 10... I can't figure out why. I hope he's not getting my cold. He seemed very snuffly yesterday and kept sneezing and coughing a bit more than normal. But he didn't seem upset by it - still a happy chappy.

    Also, Cooper hasn't slept through again for a few days now. Last night he had his last feed at 6.45 pm (a bit later than usual) but then woke at 3.00 am and then 6.30 am.

    I wish he would just sleep through!

    He did seem hungry though yesterday. He wasn't sleeping quite as long for his naps as he has been for the past few weeks. He was waking up about 30 minutes before his 3 hourly feed was due, but I just offered him a feed anyway and he took it and fed for about 40 minutes! So he fed nearly 2.5 hourly yesterday and it wasn't snacking. I was sure he would sleep through with so much food in his belly.

    If any of you are curious about how I've been wrapping Cooper for the past few days (he was escaping the traditional style of wrapping) here are the pics.

    Step 1
    Lie bub in middle of wrap
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/Fee78/DSCN4420.jpg

    Step 2
    Take one side of wrap and put it over their arm but under their back. You can make it as tight as you like (so their arm is firmly straight against their body).
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/Fee78/DSCN4421.jpg

    Step 3
    Do the same with the other side.
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/Fee78/DSCN4422.jpg

    Step 4
    Grab botton edge of wrap and bring it up to bub's chin.
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/Fee78/DSCN4423.jpg

    Step 5
    Wrap each side of leftover material underneath bub.
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/Fee78/DSCN4424.jpg


    chantal25 – Yay for Zac's first giggle! It's so cute when they do it. I hope Zac slept better for you last night.

    Fraser – Did Charlie sleep better last night? Sometimes they just do the strangest things don't they?!

    kmh – Not long until your trip now. I hope you have a great time up here!

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    Mads - Reading in my Wonder Weeks book, there is an unsettled period around about 12 or so weeks, just one of our babies many fussy periods they have to go through and by the sounds of things sounds like that`s where Freya is now, Adrian is approaching it as he`s unsettled early evening which is very unusual.

    Fee - Yay, Yay, Yay for Cooper rolling

    Em - LOL @ you being an inner house wife, you crack me up

    KMH - Have a great holiday, we`re thinking of going to Canberra next month but it`s only in the pipe line, so hard to organise around Mark`s two oldest boys as they`ll be coming with us too.

    Okay I`ve missed a lot of you girls out, I`m just getting tired and need to go to bed. I hope your all keeping well

    We had an awful time with Adrian`s injections, took about 3/4 days before he was back to normal but he`s still got two big hard lumps on both thighs, poor little man, the high temps were very scary. I don`t like vaccination time, have Matthew`s 18 month ones in 2 weeks time, oh what fun!!!!

    Adrian`s doing well, he`s well and truly found all his fingers now and it`s so cute when he looks at his fist from all directions, he`s following Matthew all the time and is very interested in him, he`s also getting use to all Matthew`s rough plays, Matthew is always wanting to hold Adrian and cuddle him but his cuddles often turn into a strangle, I`m glad Adrian is on the big side to cope with it.

    Take Care

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    hey girls i thought i drop in and say hi to you all dee i know wat you mean about your son finding his hands bailee founf his at 8weeks of age and now he wont stop sucking on them then he punches him self in the face a sreams lol he did it to him self
    bailee is also trying to turn over every chance he gets
    he has also found out that he can kick his bassanet really hard and it moves he loves it
    well im off ill chat with ya all soon

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    I want Cooper to sleep through again... he's forgotten how to do it! Last night he woke at 2.00 am. The other night was 3.00 am. It is different every night. I guess I can be thankful that he wakes just once during the night and that he is no problem to settle.

    And this morning he is not going down for his nap as per usual - he is crying. What's going on today?!?!

    Mads – Cooper seems to think wrapping is a game! Whenever I wrap him he is all smiles.

    How did Freya sleep last night?

    Deejoy17 – I've always wondered what "find your hands" means… when they suck their fists for the first time? Clasp their hands together? Grab at a toy on their own? "Finding your feet" seems an easier one to decipher!!!

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    Yay we are off to QlD tomorrow, i am just in the middle of packing and i needed a break, we have packed Tim's and Madisons things together and the suitcase weighs about 20kg (it is only suppost to weigh about 15kgs) and i have nearly finished mine and Charlottes things i hope they only weigh about 20ks. Hopefully we see someone nice and they allow us to have the extra kgs because we have 2 children, otherwise i think i can put it in with my dad or stepmums things(it is a big family holiday)

    Dee- Charlotte has gotton used to the cuddles from Madison and her yelling she will sleep through it. I hope you can get on your holiday.

    Fee- I want Charlotte to sleep through the night, she still wakes up twice. She is still in our room when we get back she will be going into her own room hopefully she will sleep a bit longer over night as i think she can smell me when she wakes up.

    Mads- gald to see you got some extra sleep, it is amazing how much they grow.

    Well i have had to put away Charlottes 000 juimpsuits away and one of her 0000 sets away. she still fits into her pp outfit that is new born, other wise she is in 000, oh she is getting big.

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    hey guys,

    bad bad bad morning and yesterday was rotten too, Charlie is very windy and hasn't done a poo since Wednesday - he screams and screams half way through a feed.

    I've been up since 4am - feel terrible headache and dizzy, I can't do this anymore - I'm so at the end of my tether - nothing I do seems to be right and I think I just end up making things worse.

    He looks sick and I don't know if that' maternal instinct or paranoia.

    I hate feeling like this

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    After a few days of being unsettled and about a week or more since he last slept through the night (the previous two nights he woke at midnight) – Cooper slept through last night! The sixth time he's slept through – I'm still counting!!!

    He went from 6.00 pm feed to 5.20 am. I was starting to think he would never do it again! He also went to sleep last night without a single grizzle – maybe that's why? Next time he has a hard time getting to sleep I'll have to see if that contributes to a bad night sleep.

    Although I didn't sleep through! I heard Cooper stir at 1.30 am, 3.30 am and 4.30 am. At one of those times (can't remember now) I got up because I could hear him banging against the side of the cot. I found him lying sideways so had to move him (and hope he didn't wake!).

    I also did a few things different when putting Cooper to bed. After I had fed him and read him a book, I turned the lamp off straight away. The light from the laundry outside his room was enough for me to see (and I left this on for about an hour after). I got Mark to come in and say good night while I was still holding him. Then I put him in to his cot and turned his Fisher Price Aquarium onto the waves crashing sound (didn't have the lights on the mobile either). Normally I turn the lamp off after Cooper is in bed and also Mark normally comes in to say good night after I've put him in the cot. I have no idea if changing any of these things have made a difference? Although I wouldn't think so – Cooper often used to go to sleep at night without any grizzling or crying. I guess some nights are just bad nights – Friday and Saturday night especially!

    After thinking we could see white spots on Cooper's gums yesterday, I wanted to rub some teething gel onto his gums but the pack said not for babies under 4 months (we had a sample of some). We then went to the shops to buy the brand Bonjella but even that said not for babies under 4 months. The lady at the chemist was really nice and suggested Baby Panadol and also showed us a really good teething ring which we bought. It's small and thin and easy for little babies to hold. I'm not even completely sure Cooper is teething. It is really hard to tell. And seeing that he went to sleep without a hitch last night… I've only ever given him Panadol once - I don't really want to just give it to him when I'm not sure if he's in pain?

    Mads – Cooper normally goes 3-4 hours between feeds too but on Friday he pretty much fed every 2 to 2.5 hours. I fed him a total of 9 times!!! How's Freya today? Back to normal feeding patterns?

    kmh – Hope all went well for your trip up to Qld! Hope the plane trip was okay.

    Fraser – I'm so sorry you're feeling at the end of your tether. Have you been feeling like this for long? I've had a few days recently where I have felt like that. It's just awful.

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    HEy Em!! Hold on babe everything is going to be ok...and you are doing a brilliant job!! It might not feel like it right now...but trust me Charlie wouldnt want anyone else to be his Mummy than you!
    What been happening over the last 24 hours?
    Has his cold gotten worst?
    Can your Mum drop in and have a cuppa with you ...and give you a cuddle...
    My friend took her 3month old son to an Osteopath for wind..and it was fixed in 2 visits! And like you they tried every type of drops and medication...perhaps this would be good for Charlie too....
    Ohhh wish i was in tassie so I could drop over!!!
    Let us know if there is anything we can do honey!
    Love Cyn

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    Hey again,

    well he just wont stop screaming - well he does stop - but not for very long - when I lie him down to feed he will feed for a few minutes and then pop himself off and just scream himself silly - I jiggle, pat, rub, cuddle, give drops - do everything I can think of but he just screams. the only thing that works is if I go 'SSshhh' really really loud in his ear - then he quietens down. He just wont burp.

    he hadn't done a poo since Wednesday and today he has done three massive ones really really runny ones - so I thought maybe he had a tummy ache doing those - I just don't know. He doesn't have a temp or anything.

    I am so tired and confused and I just want him to go back to normal.

    Thanks Mads, Cyn and Fee - I just needed to type stuff out and then it doesn't seem as bad - thanks for your responses - I'm just being dunderhead

    The walls are closing in a little bit - so Dh is going to come home so I can go out for a while..... thank god....

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