Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 18 of 159

Thread: Babies Born July 2007 #13

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    2,202

    Default Babies Born July 2007 #13

    This thread is for parents who's baby was born in July 2007.

    Your moderators for this forum are as follows-
    Lea13 - [email protected]
    Astrolady - [email protected] ~ Administrator
    Christy - [email protected] ~ Administrator
    Sherie - [email protected] ~ Senior Moderator
    There are many issues that you will encounter as a new parent. We have put together this list of useful articles and threads in order to assist you with some common questions or issues you may have, and to provide you with bit of extra support that we all need as new parents:



    Feeding Support:

    Breastfeeding General Chatter
    Breastfeeding FAQ's
    Is My Baby Hungry?
    Bottlefeeding FAQ's and Useful Information
    Bottlefeeding General Chatter
    Feeding Your Baby
    Lactose Intolerance
    Starting Solids/Homemade Baby Food
    Starting Solids - When Is My Baby Ready?
    Starting Solids General Chatter

    Please contact the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) or a Lactation Consultant if you are concerned that you may have breastfeeding and/or supply problems, and before the introduction of solids.

    Sleeping Support:

    Comforted Sleeping & Sleep Issues Forum
    Comforting Tools to Aid Restful Sleep
    Babies & Sleep
    Controlled Crying/Comforting/Sleep Training
    The Crying Game
    15 Ways To Help Your Baby Sleep

    Other Useful Information & Recommended Reading:

    Baby Massage
    Cuddle Me Mum
    Infant-led Feeding & Weaning
    Baby Wearing
    Recommended Reading List

    Got questions?

    Post your questions in the forums mentioned above, or in the following forums where you're sure to receive many friendly responses!

    General Baby & Toddler Forum
    Breastfeeding, Bottlefeeding and Solids
    Gentle Parenting Forum

    Catch up with your old thread here

    Please note - To receive thread notfications click the "thread tools" button at the top of this post and click "Subscribe to Thread" there is no need to post in order to get notifications.

  2. #2
    Enchanted Guest

    Default

    First in :P

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    4,516

    Default

    Morning everyone!

    Woo Second in! haha.

    Happy 6 months to Jack!! Gee, time just flies by

    Floss - I havent tried Avon but my mum had a few years ago and I think she only did it for a few months. You need to get a really good neighbourhood or you wont get any sales and it would be good to have some really loyal customers. My mum has had her avon lady for over 10 year!!

    I am feeling sore and tired today!! My hands are cut up from opening my cruiser bottles and I have bruises that I dont know where they came from! Still got to finish cleaning up the house ARGH! Jason's gone back to work today after having 3 weeks off so I am not planning to do much. I have start reading my scuba diving book. It feels so good knowing that I can relax now that the wedding and christmas/new years is over!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    BrisVegas
    Posts
    1,471

    Default

    Checkin in guys BBL with more.

    Had Jacks needles today . Mine too, double .

    He now weighs 8.9 kg, 69cm long and his head is 46cm around. So he is now in the 95th percentiles for his head and his weight, and in the 75th for his length. He is my bubba BIG boy.

    BBL ladies.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    1,293

    Default

    Hi all,

    Tracey, feel free to vent how the return to work is for you to me, I will know exactly how you feel.

    Happy half birthday Jack, won't be long till his full birthday

    Em, a few weeks ago when it started heating up xavier was sleeping well, but now just like youo it has gone to crap, at night as well as during the day. We have to find a cool spot to lay him down.

    V, what a good girl you have, but how on earth did you manage to stay up all night?? and your comment of relaxing?? sure sure, that'll be the day

    Well today was a big day for us. Xavier had his first day of childcare he was there from 9-3.30 today and he was pretty good they said. He drank 175ml of ebm in total, he probably could have done with a llittle more and had 3 short naps, too many other bubbas to look at I think. He was so tired when he got home and missing boobies too i think because he started gumming me anywhere he could, so I gave him a top up 'cause I don't think he ate enough and then put him to bed and he is fast asleep and has been for almost 2 hours!!
    And before you all ask yes mum cried, my poor little boy, he was fine though, i just didn't want to leave him. Fingers crossed I'm ok tomorrow. I have 2 more days to get used to it before I go to work. Argh I don't want to go to work on monday. I just have to remember that it's so we can afford to build a house and the sooner it's built and we start paying it off the sooner I can have another bub and become a sahm I can't wait!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    VIC
    Posts
    2,199

    Default

    HI everyone. Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New year.
    We got back from holidays yesterday, and although we had a great time, I am glad to be home.

    Sounds like everyone's been busy

    Rebecca - Poor you having to leave Xavier at childcare. I am so so glad that I am not going back to work anytime soon. Xavier sounds like he had a great chrissie.

    Well, sorry for lack of presonals...(how unusual... lol).

    Not much to announce here. Lach still commando crawling like mad. But he is not sitting up unassisted yet. Very very very close tho.
    Still breastfeeding. Going reasonably well.
    Can't beleive he will be 6 months old in a few weeks!!!!


    oh and Happy 6 months to Jack!!!

    Have a good one all.

    Nicky

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    in a super happy place!
    Posts
    1,008

    Default

    Hi girls - this will be a quick one. Moving day tomorrow and still so much to do! T has just had a screaming fit for the last hour, finally got him down to bed so thought i would jump on and have 5 mins of rest and relaxation! Lots of packing to still be done - i am not usually disorganised but every time i have tried to pack something Dh has said 'dont pack that, i might need it before we move!' - even if its just an old baking dish.. Grrr!

    Becc - my sister is a childcare worker and she just said that once the bubs settle in, they usually sleep well and start feeding better. They rarely have any children that dont sleep during the day - she has one little boy who will not sleep for more than 10 mins a day at home but sleeps for hours at childcare. His mum is devastated! She cant work out what she is doing wrong at home. Xavier will love it having new friends and different people to spoil him.

    Better be off - monster child is awake again. Catch up soon!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    in a super happy place!
    Posts
    1,008

    Default

    Ok back again.. Just told DH we should leave T behind for the new people when we move, like some people leave behind their cat. He is laying in bed with legs sticking straight up in the air, kicking off his sheets and singing to himself.

    Has anyone ever used one of those things (cant think of what they are called) that stops baby from rolling over in bed? Its kind of like a pillow that you put them in between? I am not so concerned about the rolling over if he would just got to sleep on his tummy, but he worms his way up to the top of the bed, switches his monitor on and off and then screams blue murder because he has his head wedged in the top corner of the cot..

    Off again - going to be a long night i think!

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    866

    Default

    Bec - I feel for you. I don't think I could do it and am very happy I have the option not to. 175 does sound like quite a small amount - did he not want to take it from the bottle? How has he been in the past with EBM? A new environment and people is sure to take a little getting used to though so it will probably pick up when he's feeling more comfortable with the change.

    Sounds like Jack is getting plenty of nutrition Mel lol Any reactions to the needles? What was yours for?

    Welcome back Nicky. Good to hear you had a nice holiday. Well done Lachy on the commando!

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    866

    Default

    Em, I used a rolly (my technical term) from about 6wks until she was probably about 4 and half months as I side slept her. Then she worked out how to push backwards out of it (she's been in a cot this whole time) so I gave up on it and now she sleeps on her tummy, back, side and in every possible inch of the cot throughout the night lol I have the Safe and sound one. I guess you could try it if you want but if he's already a squirmer i don't think it would do much good. I found I just had to let her get used to have freedom in bed for a few nights and she sleep fine now - evenin the corners!

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    BrisVegas
    Posts
    1,471

    Default

    Em, I use the Safe n Sound sleep positioner for Jack as well. He is fine with it. Although he has just recently learnt to push his way out, but he only does it when he's awake, otherwise he sleeps in it really well. Good luck tomorrow, I sooooooooooo feel for you, I hope all goes smoothly. How far away are you moving?

    Nicky, yey on Lachlan being able to commando crawl. Jack so badly wants to but he just can't seem to get up or move along. Although he is rolling eveywhere, if he wants something he will sqirm or roll to get it. Very funny to watch. He still isn't sitting up either, but he is close, he doesn't get much time to try as Charlee loves play (beat up on him). Glad to hear you had a good time.

    Veronica, sounds like you had a blast on new years. I was in bed by 9, so I'm glad one of us sore in the New year in style. Dh had to be up for work at 4:30am, so was very quite one. We did have a couple of drinks before bed though, so wasn't a total soft night.

    Bec, oh your a brave women. I could only imagine how you felt at home with Xavier at Kindy, although the thought of a day at home by myself sounds just divine , but I would soon miss my babies to bits. Your a strong women. Sorry if I missed it, but how many days of work will you be going back too?

    Sacha, yes Jack is definately suffering from Malnutrician (sp?). He loves what ever you give him. He is now only 1.1kg behind his 19month old sister. I'm just glad they are the way they are and not the other way around. I have just recently pushed him out to 4 hours in between feeds, so maybe that might slow down his weight gain.

    We have alot of comments about the size of Jacks head. I'm not too concearned, but my doc said if he goes above the 97th percentile, it's standard to have tests done to make sure it's nothing but generic. DH has a nice round head , and my Dad has a massive head, really massive. So I'm sure and hoping that is all it is. Does anyone know of anyone who has had a child that has tests done because of their babies larger head?

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    in a super happy place!
    Posts
    1,008

    Default

    Arrggh! DH has just told me we will be without internet for a while when we move until he sorts out the wireless broadband (or something - i tune out when he geek-speaks to me!). What will i do without you guys?? I am imagining the pages and pages that i will have to catch up on when i get back on! Thanks for the info on the sleep positioners. i am seriously considering getting one, even if it only works for a couple of weeks. What happens when babies start crawling? Do they crawl around their cots? God help me if they do ! I will have to tie T to the bed!

    Mel - we are only moving a few streets away. i kinda of wish we were like moving interstate so all this hassle would seem more worth it! I just cant wait to be in the new house, although tonight i got really teary in T's room because i was remembering painting it when we were pregnant and when we brought him home as a tiny newborn (now he just a rolling, half crawling loony).

    Becc - good luck tomorrow with xav in c/care and best of luck for work on Monday. Remember it is all worth it and the girls at daycare will just love him to pieces. My niece and nephew have been in childcare since 4months old and they both love it and are super-friendly social kids, which i think is partly due to experiencing new people and children. Good luck!

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The land of chaos
    Posts
    663

    Default

    Hello all

    YAY my computer is fixed so I can finally type properly on it again!! That also means no more excuses for lack of personals!!

    Bec - I understand totally what you are going through with leaving Xavier at cc. Even though rationally you know they are going to be looked after really really well you still cant help but worry - well thats what I do anyway. it is a double edged sword isnt it - you want to go to work to provide but you dont want to leave your baby. I am going back in April but this time for me it is to provide a bit more balance in my life - I will only be working part time - 5 days a fortnight so I am hoping I will feel like I have an identity again other that a mother. In saying all of this Oliver and Jesse both love cc and have a great time and I figure they get to do lots of things that I dont do with them and the socialisation they get is great.

    Em - good luck with your move. Are you moving far? Packing is an awful job isnt it and made doubly yucky as you have to unpack it at the other end.

    Mel - hello! I dont know of anyone who has had testing done beacsue of their babies head size but by the sounds of it for Jack it is just a genetic thing. His head doesnt look big in any of the photos I have seen. Thanks again for the baileys idea - it really hit the spot!!

    Not much new here! DH goes away tomorrow - boo hoo! Thank goodness it has cooled down today but it will be stinking hot again by the weekend. Mum and Dad have offered to have Oliver and Jesse for the weekend which sounds divine but I always feel guilty leaving them with others (not that I do it very often at all) so I am not sure what to do - although as it said it sounds divine just having one to look after on my own. Will have to think about it!!

    Hello to everyone else.

    I had best run as I am going to go to bed! Have a good night everyone!
    Jem

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    BrisVegas
    Posts
    1,471

    Default

    Em, I got all teary too when we moved out of our last homes. We moved from our unit on the River in the City when Charlee was 3 months old, I remember my waters breaking in bed then looking out over the river thinking, this is it, yey !! Then we moved to our new house we are in now, when Jack was about 4months old. And I remember going into labor, prancing around the house not knowing to wake DH or not, then having a feel of my cervix in the shower. I feel for you, hugs babe.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    BrisVegas
    Posts
    1,471

    Default

    Hey Jem, I say take them up on their offer !! , but I do know what you mean, about feeling bad. I always feel quitly, sort of neglectful in a way when my parents would take Charlee when DH is away to give me a break. You do so much on your own Jem, you should take them up and not feel bad at all. You so deserve a little time to yourself, try not to feel bad! I'm glad to have shared a Baileys with you on New Years, was very yummy!!!! I look forward to the day it's a face to face one

  16. #16
    Enchanted Guest

    Default

    Hey everyone!

    Hope you all had a great new year! We had a wedding and it was over 40 degrees... the ceremoney was outside and we were out there for that long I got heat stroke! It wasn't bad but everything was going white and I was waiting to drop to the ground!

    V- Saw the pics of your ****tail party... looks like you all had a great time! The bar Jason built looks fantastic!

    Mel- I am dreading Oscar's 6 month needles. Hope he is feeling ok. Sounds like Jack is definately a healthy growing boy!! I can't wait to take Oscar to the MCHN soon because I know he is a little chubba!! I have heard of someone having tests done for a bubs head that was "too" big but I don't remember anything about it. Maybe google it and see what you can find?!

    Bec- Hugs on having to leave your gorgeous man at daycare! I am sure it would be very hard. I hate leaving Oscar with my Mum. Sounds like he went well though... I'm sure it will get a little easier every day. As you said... you are going back to work so you can build your beautiful new home!!

    Nicky- Great to hear you had a good holiday... is always nice to be back home though isn't it!

    Em- Good luck with the move... sorry but I did have to laugh at your DH not letting you pack anything though just in case

    Oscar is going well... has been pretty unsettled the past week though. From 2 months he settled himself all the time and now I am having sooo much trouble getting him to sleep. I don't know if he is starting to teeth or what?! He is very happy when he is awake but getting him to sleep is a nightmare. Also he has started rolling so he rolls onto his tummy then can't get back so I have to go and put him on his back and then he rolls over again I am starting him on solids in a week or two which I am excited about. We are going to Melb on the 14th this month to the RCH as Oscar seems to need a helmet as he has a flat head on the RHS. So when we go down for that we are going to Ikea to buy a highchair!! I think that is all with me.... hope everyone else is well! This year I am going to be more organised so I have lots more time to join in in here and keep up with everyone!!

    xx

  17. #17
    Enchanted Guest

    Default

    I just went and checked on Oscar to see if he had finally gone to sleep and he is asleep on his tummy. It makes me nervous!! He slept on his tummy last night too but I just worry that he will sleep with his face into the matress.

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ma hoos
    Posts
    1,062

    Default

    Happy New Year to everyone!

    Mel, I am pleased to see that I am not the only one who was asleep at midnight. Think I managed to stay awake until around 10.30, but was too tired to do the midnight thing. Maybe next year...

    And happy half year birthday to Jack! How exciting - all of our bubs will be having their half year birthdays soon, I can't believe how quickly it has gone! It actually makes me a bit sad, it's moving too fast.

    Bec - you are so brave! I had a little chuckle though at the image of you being gummed down - that's exactly what Liam does to me. It's pretty cute I reckon.

    Jem - bummer about DH going away again so soon. Nice of your M&D to offer to take the boys. Maybe another way to look at it is that they're getting to an age when a night with their grandparents is an adventure??

    Em - hope the move goes smoothly for you. PMSL at Tom with his legs in the air & singing. It's kind of lovely that something so simple can be so entertaining, at least for a little while. Although sometimes it would be lovelier if they just went to sleep.

    We've kind of started the year on a bit of a downer, as we think that Liam might have a turned eye or something. My parents (loaded up with a disk full of photos) have gone to stay with my uncle (who, sometimes conveniently, is a paediatrician), and they called me today to say that he thinks that there is an uneveness in the way Liam's eyes are reflecting the flash. So now I'm feeling a little sad, even though it's not really a bad situation in the scheme of things that can go wrong with kids and is probably going to be quite fixable but I now can't look at his photos cos I can see the problem now that they've pointed it out, whereas before I just saw my gorgeous little man. So I'm off to research what I can about it, to make myself feel better if I can.

    Anyway, tomorrow is a MIL-free day, so going to get myself to bed so that I can make the most of it. Sadly, I think that it will involve a fair bit of house cleaning, but it will still be nice to have a break.

Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. PAML Babies - Success Stories!!
    By Melinda in forum Pregnancy and Parenting After Miscarriage Or Loss
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: January 16th, 2011, 05:56 PM
  2. Who's Due
    By Astrolady in forum Pregnancy Announcements
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: July 17th, 2010, 07:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •