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    Since Jacob was in ICU and we have gone through the drama and all that, I decided to just bottle feed him because it was easier and I wanted to make sure he feeds enough! People have been giving me the most disapproving looks and making really nasty comments about my choice.
    Also, my boyfriend keeps saying I should breast feed and so does my mum. How do I politely tell them that I have made my chouice without getting into an argument and how can I make them understand it from my point of view???
    It's really concerning me!!!


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    Hi Boisey and Supa Star and welcome to the 'other side'. If you would like your details added to the front page, just email one of the mods listed.

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    We're having a good day today. Cooper is being a little angel. He's feeding well and sleeping well. Last night he actually went 7 hours between feeds from about 5.00 pm to 12.30 am! When he finally woke me, my boobs were so sore!

    Cassie They are such cute photos of Dylan! He's adorable!

    kmh Sounds like things are going great for you. And wow you've lost 11 kgs well done!

    Fraser That's great that Charlie is doing so well. It's so reassuring to hear they are putting on weight etc! I was very happy after leaving the clinic yesterday. I couldn't believe Cooper had grown 3 cm in length! Maybe he's going to be tall like my DH!

    Boisey Oh the tears! It's scary being so emotional isn't it! I bet you had a scare with the blood in Jensen's vomit. I'm glad to hear everything is okay.

    Tulip The clinic I go to is at the hospital it's not combined with a mother's group or anything. Sounds like a pretty cool idea. About the dummy we resorted to it the other night but he just spat it out!!! So we haven't tried it again.

    Baiza I hope things work out with the bottle for Bailee. As long as he is happy that's the main thing!

    supa_star323 Congratulations on the arrival of Jacob! Another boy for July! Hope everything is going well for you guys now and that Jacob is feeding well.

    Bubseykel I'm a bit scared about looking "downstairs"! Well I've had a few feels and peaks but nothing too much! I think my vagina is okay but it's more the perineum area. Either it's still swollen or there are some hemarroids down there?! I'm not sure. But it's not sore or anything anymore! And I have no probs with wees or poos! No pain etc.

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    Hi ladies
    Wow you girls sure write more than when we were in the due in July group, it is great though because we are all going through similar things.

    Had a lovely morning out this morning with my girlfriend and her two daughters (2 and 6 weeks) we went and had lunch and chats which was great. Dylan was an angel and slept in his pram the whole time. It was our first solo outing and the first time I had taken him out in his pram, also his first restaurant visit. It is amazing how many cafes are not pram friendly and how waiters/waitresses look at you in horror when you want com in with your baby. I probably did the same thing during my time in the hospitality industry. My friends 2 yr old stood up on her chair and then promptly fell off it onto her front on the floor and screamed so my friend passed her bub to me and I felt so maternal sitting there with hers in my arms asleep and mine in his pram asleep. my god I am a mum it really is still sinking in. It is a nice feeling though.



    Was going to write some personals but Dylan a bit unsettled and DH out at a rehearsal (he is a guitarist in a rock band) so no time for me oh well that is the life of a mummy!!!

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    hi all
    well so much has been happening.
    we went out today just to my mums and Charlotte was really good, my sister asked how long i am going to b/f for and i said 12 months why?, she said that Charlotte likes to feed all the time and that must be annoying. Because Madison was bottle feed. She has settled in her Bassinet tonight, YAY , she is starting to sleep in there during the night, but only for 1-2 hours at a time, then she cuddles in for a few more hours before a feed, last night she was a bit restless, but i kept feeding her in bed.
    We got the baby bonus today. I finally have some money, Madison is going to get some new clothes.

    Bubs- i am going to get some new shoes as well, now that i have some money. madison has music to go to sleep with, i don't really care about it, she asks for it, but she sleeps so that is the main thing.

    Tulip- those pro-active adds are so annoying, i have been watching channel 2 has there is normally better shows on at the time. That is a long time for Lucas to go with out being weighed. did a Midwife come out to your house. I hope you enjoy your mothers group i still go weekly to mine that i started with Madison we have been going for about 18 months.

    Cyn- i hope you are recovering well, you poor thing, i too had an epesiotimy, it is starting to feel much better now.

    Cassie- Glad to see you are getting out of the house, i have been to my mothers group by my self, it is hard work with 2. Are you still taking fibregel, i am. It is horrible not being able to go to the toliet when you need to go.

    Super star- welcome i hope Jacob gets well soon, don't worry about what people say about b/f i couldn't feed my oldest girl, my milk didn't come through, and now with Charlotte i can.

    Baizar- do what you have to do what ever makes you and bailee happy is great, Madison wasn't breast feed and she is doing great.

    Fee- you are so lucky with Cooper sleeping so well, your boobs would of been sore.

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    Hey Ladies,
    Surfacing from the milky sleep void to say hi. Ben started feeding this morning at 4.30 then I had a niagara of spew at 6am ...so feeding went 'til 8.
    I have finally got an appointment with a specialist for my kidney - had major problems with renal colic after Ben was born and had extra days in hosp.
    Had another Niagara vom fest with Ben this evening - extending a feed which started at 5.30 to finish at 8.30. fun.
    Benny boy is doing well, is extremely settled and placid - so thankful!
    Still haven't read all the posts - the way I am going will be lagging behind! Hope everyone is happy and healthy - will post again when I have time!

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    Hi all!!

    No real news here. I saw that stupid Pro Active ad again last night. I ended up watching channel 2 which had some war movie thing on. I've got to make sure I have a sleep today sometime as the Eagles are on tonight and I really want to watch the game. Go Eagles!!! We are going for another weigh in this morning then food shopping. On the weekend we are going to get some family photos done and some of Danielle in those little cute outfits. We got her birth certificate in the post yesterday - yay - it's official - she's been born!!

    Boybump - good to hear Ben is very placid. Danielle is very similar. Bugger about the long feedings but if that's what they want that's what they get.

    Kel - so happy that Charlotte's starting to settle in her bassinet. 1-2 hours sleep alone is better than none!! I used to feed Danielle in bed before I started expressing. Yay for the baby bonus!! We've decided that we don't really need the money so we are going to put it into a trust fund for her and she can have it when she's 18 or something. Hopefully by then it's grown heaps.

    Cassie - sounds like you've settled into motherhood nicely. The outings are so fun once you get the hang of them. Sounds like you had a great time.

    Fee - so glad you had a good day. It always makes you feel better. And it's always better when you can get some decent sleep. Mine's usually about 4 hours from 8pm to 12am - from then on it's every 3 hours on the dot.

    Supa star - if you don't want to breastfeed you don't have to breastfeed. Put your foot down and just say it's the way I'm doing it. I can understand why after all you've been through. Stick to your guns!!

    I'm off for a shower before Danielle wakes up and try and do something around the house but I've only got an hour!

    Have a great weekend.

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    Good Morning,
    Had a hellish night - more Mega spews - we eventually got to sleep at 1 after starting at 7... baby didn't cry but mum did!
    Spoke to a midwife at hosp this morning and worked out I am feeding him too much - poor thing - he doesn't refuse it though!!
    So I fed him on one boob this morning for just half an hour at 7 (with many burpings in between - just to be safe!) and it is now 9.30 and he is still asleep!!!YAY
    I have a bath all ready for him then after a (small) feed we will perambulate 'round the corner to the shop to get stuff for dinner and see how much shopping the new steelcraft can carry.
    I don't watch TV at night - have a radio tuned in to Radio National in Ben's room - there are some interesting things to listen to and no infomercials!
    Have a good day everyone,
    Guess I'd best be changing that ticker!!
    Cle

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    welcome to the other side Cyn!! I am sure everyone has said this to you, and when people said it to me I wanted to tell them to f*ck of - but it does get better. I think what I was like a week or so ago when we came home from the hospital and what I'm like now it seems more like a year ago - I'm so much more confident and way less teary - I'm used to the night time feeds and hearing Charlie cry doesn't upset me as much as it used to. His quirky noises are hard to get used to - but we're getting there and I'm starting to enjoy him as a little person instead of dealing with him like a job.

    Welcome Supa Star - the breastfeeding thing is such a tricky issue - people seem to be so opinionated about it - I say if you're not comfortable with it then Bubs wont be comfortable with it either. My best friend - who doesn't have any children and doesn't look like having any got in a big fight with me when I said I didn't want to BF - she got so so mad at me it was crazy - in the end I just used to tell her I wouldn't do it to get a rise out of her. I changed my mind once Charlie was born - but you should do what's right for you and Jacob.

    Cassie - yaay for the solo outing - I don't think I'm ready for that yet - plus I don't know how to get the capsule out of the car - DH always does it!

    Fee - 7 hours between feeds!! you're so lucky! I'm lucky to get four and that's on a good day!

    Tulip - hope your nether regions are feeling a bit better. How is your mum giving you grief?

    Bubs - I've had a bit of a look with a mirror at my downstairs area - thing is I never really looked before so I don't know if anything is all that different - my stitches are still there but all the swelling has gone down. Things seem a little smaller IYKWIM - bit concerned the OB just kept stitching until he used up all the thread he had.......

    Hey Boybump - I HATE the mega spews - it makes me panic a little that he has gastro or something - the only thing that I like abou the huge spew is that Charlie falls asleep right afterwards. Bad thing is - my couches now have spew stains, there's spew on the carpet, in the bed and on one wall. It's amazing how happy I am to sink into a bed and fall asleep amid wet patched of vomit, wee and possibly lactated milk....!!!!! my bed used to be my shrine, perfect linen, soft and fluffly wollen underlay - it's all a bit crusty now!

    ohmigod Cyn - I just saw the pic of Jensen - he is beautiful!

    Happy Friday everyone, probably going to be in bed by 8.30 - had a glass of beer earlier - whoo hooo! bit worried that it will make Charlie sleep for too long though - feel a bit like a crack wh*re mum now.......

    Cheers, Em

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    Wow everyone's been posting heaps since I last visited. I love reading how it is going with everyone.

    Oskar is really easy to look after during the day and rarely even needs settling - he falls straight to sleep after feeding or when put into his bed. However, this changes at about 10 - 11pm when his unsettled time begins and continues until 1 - 2 am. I talked to a midwife today who said it is perfectly normal, he's just a night owl! I am coping fine as I just go to bed at 1 or 2 am, get up for two more feeds and start my day around lunchtime. A couple of nights he hasn't had this pattern (tonight is one so far - fingers crossed) and apparently he will eventually stop it.

    I called my Early Childhood Health Centre and found out the first check is a home visit! The midwife came to day and was lovely. She was quite impressed that Oskar is smiling already and follows me around the room with his eyes. His measurements are:

    Birth: Head Head 36.5 cm / Length 53 cm / Weight 4065 g

    Now (24 days): Head 38.8 cm / Length 58.5 cm/ Weight 4880 g

    Okay, off for a shower, I may just get to bed earlier tonight.

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    Cooper seems to go an hour longer every night! Last night it was 8 hours between feeds!!! He fed at 8.00 pm and then 4.00 am!!! I got a nice sleep in there. But he was quite unsettled from about 3.00 pm until that 8.00 pm feed. He did not sleep. I had to feed him every hour!!! No wonder he slept so long through the night!

    So does everyone feed bubs in front of the TV during the night? I do during the day I sit on the couch. But once it's dark I feed him in his room in my special feeding chair. I like to keep it dark and quiet.

    Cassie That's great you had a nice little outing with your friend the other day. DH and I have been on quite a few outings but I haven't been out with Cooper on my own yet.

    kmh Yay for the getting the baby bonus! We've put our forms in but am not sure when to expect the money. We'll be using it as "income" just to go towards me being off work.

    boybump Hope Ben has settled down with his power spews!!! I didn't think you could overfeed a breastfed baby? I'm sure I read that somewhere. Cooper has a few power spews sometimes after I've put him down in his cot after a feed. Poor little thing.

    Bubseykel Yay for your Eagles. Poor DH was not happy with the referring in that game and didn't even watch it all. The Saints played so well last weekend too! Oh well

    Fraser How did that glass of beer go did it affect Charlie?!

    Becca Sounds like Oskar is doing really well. He's a big boy!

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    hi Ladies
    Fee - I feed Sammy lying down in bed during the night and we both fall alseep. Cooper is a great sleeper - both our boys wake every 3hrs at minimum overnight mostly . A little longer sometimes during the day.

    We have a few milky stains on our sheets too - not sure if it was me or baby drool/vomit.

    When they are unsettled I found the hugabub works wonders - they settle immediately and i can do anything except bend down low with both hands FREE.

    They are 5 weeks old today and I can't believe where the time has gone.

    KMH-We haven't got our baby bonu$ yet.They called the other day and we should get it soon.

    Fraser - Joel makes lots of quirky nosies too - DH says it sounds like 'Flipper' - another little boy visitor said it sounds like a ****atoo !LOL

    Tanya - how is Lucas going ? and you ?

    Kel - how is Danielle's shoulder now - do they need to check it again.

    Becca - Oskars weight gain is gr8

    Boybump - Joel is a little chucker too but no powerspews thank goodness.

    Cassie - great you are getting out with Dylan - you soon learn where not to shop/go - walked to local shops the other day- for exercise and bought myself a lovely vanilla slice - the screen door in opened out and then you had to push a glass door in. The double pram fits thru standard doorways but only just.Makes me think I shouldn't go there again !

    Hi Supastar -how long was Jacob in NICU ?

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    Good evening all,

    Touchwood ...(tap my head)...Benny seems to have settled down with the power spews - I have had a day free of washing cottage cheese out from between my breasts! The other good news is today my wee has been blood free - I'm hoping this is a good sign and also hoping it continues to stay clear - have been drinking about 10 litres of water a day and no alcomohol.
    re baby friendly shops - took Ben out in the pram to local supermarket and didn't realise til I got there that the shopping basket wasn't going to sit securely on top of the stroller. managed to get shoppping done - most of it fitted in the pram's basket when I went home but will have to rethink how I do small shops.
    Babyamore - I put Benny in the kapoochie this evening and he fell asleep straight away - used it all the time with DS1 - just had to dig out the paper work to remeber how to put the thing on - not big on logic puzzles these days.
    Fraser - LOL at falling asleep in crusty sheets!
    Fee - this boy just won't stop sucking- apparently I was the same. It's not funny when he spews everywhere - but it is funny when the milk backs up and starts leaking out of his nose! At least I have warning then!
    Does anyone else have bubs who like to sing to and love the boob before they feed? Benny goes into a type of blissy trance before he feeds - he'll be crying his head off and as soon as I put him infront of the boob he comes over all silly.
    I wish you all good sleeps tonight and no voms.
    Cheers Cle

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    very cute ticker pic of Benny Boybump

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    Fee - I can't believe Cooper went 8 hours between feeds, that's great. Oskar is still feeding every 3-4 hours (usually closer to 3). I don't watch tv when I feed him at night as his feeds aren't too long, apparently he has quite a strong jaw and can get what he wants quickly! Originally I was thinking of subscribing to one of those services that post you out dvds and watching them (Netflix?) as there's not much on tv at night.

    boybump - Oskar did a massive throw up this week too, though only one fortunately. It gave us such a fright (me and him!). He had been unsettled for ages and got such a surprise he stopped crying and went straight to sleep. He did it all over the bed sheets I had just changed
    Regarding the supermarket, I order my groceries online, so that is easier. It is more expensive than some supermarkets, but the local one I would walk to is a Coles metro, so expensive anyway. I do walk to the fruit/vegetable shop for the fresh things.
    Have you had a unrinary tract infection? I started to get one and drank lots of water with 'Ural' sachets in them. They turn your pee alkaline and thereby inhibit the bacteria, you can buy them from the pharmacy and it is worth always having some on hand as they work really fast.

    Tulip - Have a great time getting your hair done. Can you give your friends a call to get some 'adult conversation'? I am not normally a phone person, but have found I am calling people more now that I am at home. My parents group doesn't meet until the 17th, I am looking forawrd to meeting some local people as I don't know many people in my area either. I can't believe you were the youngest in your group at 26!

    Babyamore
    - You are doing so great having two! So often with Oskar I think, how would I have managed if I had more than one?!

    Thursday night I had only five hours sleep and was looking forward to getting to bed Friday. A t 1 am Oskar finally settled and I went to bed, but with bad stomach cramps. Woke up throwing up at 2.30 am and stayed like that until 7 am. I was getting so dehydrated and could't stand up or I'd start to faint. Jeremy would have to bring Oskar to me when he needed to be fed. Felt bad all the rest of the day, stayed in bed drinking flat lemonade until Saturday night when I felt able to eat, Still pretty exhausted now and wish I could have gone out somewhere with Jeremy this weekend

    Hope you all had a better weekend than that! Well, Oskar has now fallen asleep on me so I'm off to put him in bed.

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    Em yay for the beer!! To be honest I used to have ONE drink when I was pregnant with Danielle but Im not really in the mood for a drink anymore. I used to have a light beer shandy which I really enjoyed.

    Becca Oskar has done really well!! Hell get the hang of the sleeping at night. Sounds like you had a pretty rough weekend. Get checked out soon if you are still feeling off.

    Fee I was very proud of our Eagles on Friday night. I only just stayed up to watch the game. I didnt have time for my sleep. Thats a really long time for Cooper to sleep well done. I bet your boobs absolutely killed after that. I slept in this morning and we had people come over and Ive only just managed to express a few hours ago and mine killed!!

    Trish Danielles shoulder is going fine from what I can tell. She moves it around like the other one. She has an appointment with the pead not this Wednesday next Wednesday for a checkup. I guess well know more after that. Thanks for asking about us.

    Cle Im bottle feeding Danielle but she screams until I put her in my arms to feed her, show her the bottle teat and she stops and thinks. Yay for no power spews and you getting back on track. I found that Woolies have got new trolleys with baby carriers on them. They are great. Our local Coles has old ones which are crap.

    Tanya Im feeling pretty maternal too. Im absolutely loving motherhood!! Sounds like Lucas is getting there with sleeping. Danielle only goes 3 hours so hes not much different than her. Thank you thank you thank you on your response on the opening. I was getting worried Im abnormal. I might have to go to the doctor early anyway. I still have a lot of white discharge like I did in the last weeks of pregnancy and just want to make sure Im OK.

    Danielle has put on 220gms this week. The nurse said anything over 100gms is great. Shes had a massive growth spurt too. Her 0000 outfits dont fit anymore and shes now in 000 which are slightly too big but we can deal with that. I cant believe shes a month old today already! I know this is really early to say this but DH and I DTD on Friday night for the first time. I was so scared incase it hurt but it was fine and I really enjoyed it. He was so great about everything. Except I found a tiny bit of blood afterwards which makes me think I should go to the doc about this too.

    Im sure there was something else I was going to write but I cant remember and I have to go shes up again.

    Take care!

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    Hi all

    Just making to most of my alone time as DH took Dylan to visit his parents today so have had since 2pm with no baby and no husband. Actually felt very sad when they left as it was to be the longest that baby and I have been apart since conception, so got a bit teary, but have watched Memoirs of a Geisha, had a long nap, been on the internet and about to have a bath before they get back.

    KMH I am still taking Fibergel though was taking it and eating about 6 prunes a day Mon, Tues, Wed last week as nothing was happening and then my girlfriend visited on Wednesday night and I had to rush to the toilet it was pretty ugly so have been taking just Fibergel since then and nothing til today from Wednesday it is very weird I have never had such troubles with my bowels!!! How are you going?

    Bubseykel Yes we had a great outing on Thursday and I then got itchy feet so we walked to the shops on Friday just the two of us and the pram and did a bit of shopping and got a hot chocolate, and just had a nice wlak in the sunshine.

    Fraser I haven't had a look 'down there' as yet and will be too scared to for a while, but when i look in the mirror at myself front on and nude and look at my map of Tassie it looks like it is hanging lower than before, weird!

    Fee I am feeding Dylan in front of the TV in the daytime and was during the night but now that my 'bits' are feeling mostly better I am feeding him in bed. DH keeps complaining about the bad daytime TV though!

    Baby amore Is the hugabub a sling? I am sure we will all get to know what shops to go to and where not to go with our prams, my pram is a mountain buggy urban elite jogger so is quite big but very manoeuverable (sp?). Still it is hard to get in some doorways without help and mostly people don't help.

    Boybump Dylan gets a 'milk drunk' look during and after his feed and also he does cheeky smiles around the nipple though people would say it is wind I think it is smiles and his eyes go all crinkly so cute! What is a kapoochie?

    Tulip You are right it is an instinctual thing feeling maternal and now knowing how to hold s baby. I seem to have Dylan a lot and do lots of things with Dylan like feeding, changing, settling, cuddling, etc that i feel bad for DH and keep asking him if I am hogging him which he always says no to, but the mother thing has just been there since the start and I do what needs to be done for my little boy, I still feel bad for DH though. Yay for getting your hair done.

    Becca Dylan often falls asleep on me too. Sorry you have been unwell I have stomach cramps today too, may be fibergel or leftover pizza!

    Does anyone know how to attach a photo to my ticker??? I have tried to do it but it seems to take forever to do.

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    Evening Mums
    We took Benny for a stroll down the mall this morning - the markets were on and I also had to go to the chemist - dreaded haemmoroids - ugh. He slept the whole way but DH and I couldn't believe the rudeness of a woman who lit up a cigarette right next to the pram.
    Cassie A kapoochie is a baby carrier - he sits at my front facing inwards and once he can support his head he can face outward. Its great for settling him and keeping my hands free.
    Becca Somehow during the last week of my pregnancy I managed to slip and damage what I thought was my bladder - was passing blood in my urine- after the labour I Had major pains - midwives told me it was post labour pains - unfortunately after going home on Weds I was readmitted on Thursday morning with the same pains - had two scans and they found a lesion on my left kidney. Its all a complete mystery - doc reckons he only sees damage like that in footy players. Seeing a specialist on Friday - hopefully they can enlighten me. I hope you are feeling better.
    Tulip While we were out this morning there was an information stall for a local playgroup - so I got their details - all my friends work - so I want to get out and meet some mums really soon. I'm getting a hair cut this week - taking a risk and letting the hairdresser do what she wants she's been cutting my hair for two years so I trust her.
    BubsBen's toes are getting squished in his 0000's so he is wearing mainly 000's I'm going to take a pair of scissors to the toes of the 0000's so he can keep wearing them for a while.
    Sleep vibes to you all!
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