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

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    WoHoo I am first!!!!
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    Arrghh!! I just typed out a huge post and our thread was closed so i lost the whole thing!! Ok - start over and try to remember what i wrote..

    Bec - loved the comment regarding the farting. His daddy would be proud, i assume? That is a great idea about the Bonds suits, i hadnt thought of it. In addition to the scratching, he also pulls his sleeves up in the middle of the night so in the morning his hands and arms are like ice. I will give it a go. I agree with you regarding the bike - Dale will definatley want to buy Tom his first bike. Its like a Daddy rite of passage.Its hard when its the in-laws too - if its your own family, you can just tell them how it is and not worry if they crack it, but you always have to be careful around other people. My MIL wants to buy Tom a picture for his bedroom..of kittens. Um, he is boy..

    Megan - Tom drinks between 150-180ml for each bottle but he is on 5 feeds a day, not 4. I worked out the other day he would need to drink what Lucas does to be able to get him down to 4 but its too much for him at a time as he is spewer, so i just have to deal with getting up once to fed him in the night. In regards to day sleeps, i have no secrets, Tom pretty much started doing it himself. He used to wake after 40 mins, so i just pop his dummy back in and leave the room and hopefully he goes back to sleep. Now he normally goes about 1.5hour before waking - 2 sleep cycles i think - then i just do the dummy thing and he normally goes back to sleep for an hour or so. Sometimes he will be awake for 15-20mins in the middle of it, but unless he cries out, i dont pick him up.

    Did anyone hear about the Bindeeze toys being recalled becasue they turn into liquid fantasy?? My niece is obsessed with them and its all she wants for xmas. Maybe that is why . All the drug addicts will be rushing out today to buy them and get a cheap fix. Isnt it scary about all these toy recalls? I might just give Tom a cardboard box for xmas so there is no chance of drug overdose or lead poisoning etc!

    For all the girls that love idol, even i am glad marty went and i dont even watch it, only just see the ads for the voting numbers. I am normally obsessed with idol, but i cracked it this year because i girl i like during the auditions didnt make it in, so i refused to watch. I must of been going thru new baby hormonal stuff at the time!!
    We had DH home yesterday and he was really looking forward to spending the day with his little man - who slept for 4 hours from 10.30 to 2.30pm, so by the time he had his feed and we watched the cup, they could only have a little play before it was time for DH to go to cricket training. Little bugger

    My dad just rang me to say he took Toms tip of Mahler in the cup, who came third, so he is sending me $50 to put in his bank account. Yay!
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    It's raining! Thank goodness it's a bit of relief from the hot weather, so Autumn's heat rash is completely gone - yey. She even has socks on which she hasn't worn for ages - she thinks they're new toys to be sucked off her feet - oh for the flexibility...

    Em - I wouldn't mind Autumn becoming attached to anything - dummy, blankie, whatever - if it helped her settle easier and stop scratching. I'll deal with the separation problem later! Unfortunately, we had to stop putting her in long sleeves weeks ago due to the weather so we also had to give up the built in mittens at the same time They are great though, if it's still cool enough for you down there. I especially liked the thinner, not-necessarily-wondersuits, that you can buy as I found the material not so rough on her face when she rubbed. at the cardboard box

    August - at the made up songs. I do that too, and occasionally I catch DH giving it a go when he thinks I'm not paying attention...

    Mel - You brought back childhood memories when you spoke of the kids in the bath together What a great way to lessen your load too!

    Jan - You didn't mention what kind of skin problems Liam has, but Autumn has had dry patches, plus redness in her creases (and there are a lot of those!) since birth. I happened upon a site from a chemist down your way who makes a lavender balm that's gentle enough that they can even get it in their eyes and mouth without harm so I thought 'what the hell' and ordered some. That was at about 8wks and I've been using ever since - it has really been helpful. The guy's name is David Hosking if you want to google it. Sorry I didn't keep the web address. Pawpaw ointment is also good in case you haven't heard of it.

    Leah - I have to feed Autumn to almost sleep and even then I don't get good day sleeps out of her - usually 30-40min max.

    Megan - I would agree with Rebecca and try to get him used to just one or two people to start with without hanging around. They have to build up a bit of trust to feel comfortable and some babies are definitely more sensitive to 'strangers' than others. Good luck, and it's really just a sign he loves you so much.

    I know it's bad, but I get irrationally defensive if MIL wants to buy something for Autumn, but if it's my own mum, it's fine. Not sure what that's all about.

    Does anyone else's baby do that little whimper cry in their sleep? Breaks my heart to think she might be having bad dreams

    Ciao for now

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    Hey Megan - would it be possible for you to arrange some mini “play dates” for Lucas to get him accustomed to other people, maybe invite a couple of friends at a time for a couple of hours, so that he gets used to having other people around? Liam isn’t great with large & noisy groups of people, but he’s okay with small numbers, especially if they’re people that are keen to see him & talk to him quietly. And I know that it’s hard to not stress about Lucas, but maybe he’s picking up on that element in you, so it might be helpful for him if you at least pretend to not be stressed by his behaviour, and praise him when he’s sitting quietly, and to talk gently to him even when he’s screaming. It’s a bit “supernanny-ish”, but even at this age I think that they respond to praise, maybe not always as quickly as we’d like, but he will get there.

    Bec – I’m with you on the bike issue, it’s definitely something that Pat & I will want to do for Liam cos a bike is a big deal. It’s also pretty ambitious that your SIL is already wanting to buy him one now, although maybe flattering that she thinks he’s that strong & co-ordinated at 3 months!

    Em – I had the same thought about the Bindeez products, that by advertising the fact that it turned into a drug, there might be a rush on buying them before they were all recalled. I feel for those parents who had kids wanting them for Christmas, not only do they get disappointment, but they also have to find an alternative present.

    Well, we've had a pretty good day. I had to get into the city to pick up some tickets that I bought for the Crowded House concert on Friday, so Liam & I drove to Sth Melbourne, then walked into the casino to the ticketek outlet. On the way we had to stop for a feed, so we sat in a park for a little while, then back into the pram. It was a bit confronting being on my own in the open & having to feed, but it had to be done, and I don't think I was sprung by anyone, which is good. I'm looking forward to the concert, but it feels a little bit too early to be leaving Liam with a babysitter, even though she's a friend of the family & is gorgeous & trustworthy. But I'm going to tell myself to get on with it & enjoy the show, because he'll be fine & they are one of my all time fav bands, and it's probably the last time I'll get to see them live.

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    Hey ladies,
    What a wonderful day. This rain in bliss, I hope it continues to fall. Our new house is an old qld'er and the sound of the rain on the tin roof, is beautiful.

    Well after uming and aring about trying Jack on a little farex with BM, we did it tonight. I talked to my doc about it at his 4 month check up and she said that he could be ready. If he was showing interest in us eating and he was starting to wake earlier during the night, he might need a little more to fill him up and to satisy him. So after a week of changing my mind, I caved in. And needless to say he loved it, I only made up a little maybe 1-2 teaspoons, and he eat the whole lot. Didn't spit it out, like some babies will do if they aren't ready. He just gulped it down, and was wanting more, but Ididn't dare give him more. But I will continue to give him just a teaspoon at our dinner time, so he can sit with us all at the dinner table satisfied. It was so cute, we ate our first family meal together. DH, I and the two kids. Charlee had a great time, looking over at Jack. Memories, will last forever I think.

    Sacha, Jack doesn't so much whimper cry just sort of yelps, makes me giggle to myself. But I'm with you, I'd hate for him to have a nightmare. I wonder what kind of nightmares they would have???? Maybe an empty booby, or a killer teddy, I wonder. I wonder if they can remember being born?????

    Em, yey on Tom having some money in his bank account already, what a nice thing for your dad to do. Isn't it a shocker about the bindeez toys. Who would believe that they would be making kids toys with drugs, what is this world coming too. LOL about the crack heads buying them for a quick fix!!!

    Bec, lol at Xaviers farting in his high chair. DH must be very proud, I know mine is rather pround of Jacks stinky ones. Men, wierd creatures aren't they.

    Hi to everyone else. I can't remember what everyone wrote in the other thread, sorry. Hope you all have a lovely day anyway.

    I'm starting to get scared about my foot surgery next thursday. I'm a little bit excited about having a foot I can walk on properly again, but I'm a little anxious with how I'm going to deal with the kids afterwards. I'm lucky my mum is going to come and stay for a couple of nights afterwards, but after that DH leaves for Japan in a weeks time, so I'm nervous it won't be fully healed by then. I guess there is no point me worrying about something I can't control, right?

    Anyway take care all.

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    Mel- my gosh on the foot surgery, I cant believe that has crept up so quickly. Good Luck, I hope all is well afterwards and you can walk soon after. Is Jack sitting already? How ling has he been sitting in the high chair? Good work on the Farex. I suggested a friend start her 4 mth on that, as she said he is starting to wake from him night feeds in the middle of the night, and her MCHN suggested formula at night, which I dont agree on.

    Em- I had never even heard on these 'Bindeze' things. I must have been living under a hole for the last couple of years. LOL at giving Tom a cardboard box, he would prob enjoy it as much as other toys as well.

    Sacha, IKWYM about MIL buying, except my MIL buys sssssoooo much for Kaetlyn, I think she is making up cause I dont have any parents left, she and FIL spoil her extra. I dont mind though, as of now, I think we have brought Kaetlyn 3 outfits. The rest MIl has brought. MIL saw that she was growing out of the singlets that she had, so she went and brought heaps more in the next couple of sizes up.

    BBL have to go Someone is screaming and its not me!

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    empty boob nightmares! Hilarious.

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    OOOh got lost from the last thread! Zyon started waking again the last 3-4 nights, I just tell myself it's a griwth spurt & he needs the extra feeds!? Makes me stress less!!!

    Been out & about a fair bit lately, a BBQ in a parkw ith friends today, then he slept from 5:30 til 9:30, which is unlike him, I gave him both boobies & popped him back!

    Indah had a bad fall at the park & blood was dripping from her mouth, I was a tad scared, but within about 10 seconds she was back inb the playground, so it couldnt have been too bad!?

    Ok I'm off to bed!!!

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    Wow, I missed heaps.!

    MM - what a big step with the farex. I don't think we're too far off from this, Oliver is definatley showing the signs. He gets very excited when he sees me eating! I'm trying to hold off for another month but we'll see. He has started waking at night also.......mmmmm these little babies grow too fast.

    Sacha - my little man whimpers in his sleep a lot. Makes you wonder doesn't it?

    Has anyone come across any cotton/summer sleeping bags? If thats what they are even called. I can only find the winter ones and it's way too hot already here. Oliver keeps kicking his blankets off, even though they are tucked so tight! This could be why he's waking so often???

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    I can't believe I'm still awake. Autumn thinks it's playtime and I don't want to go in in case she puts herself back to sleep which would be truly special.

    About the grobags - I had the same problem and have not found anything less than the .5 tog that grobag make. I have Autumn in that tonight but only because the weather turned cool with the rain. I am going to have a go at making my own in a much lighter fabric. You could try wrapping just the legs up in a muslin but I can't keep Autie in that either. I have looked everywhere but let me know if you do happen to find something.

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    Sasha, I love your nick name for Autumn. Hehehe when she has been bad you can say Naughty Autie. Sorry that was bad

    Grobags dont make enything less than o.5. the lady at the shop said that that would be equivalent to 1 sheet over the top. If bub had nothing on under it, would that be okay, or still to warm??

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    Hi,

    yeah I will start searching again, but might have to get MIL to make some. I can't sew!
    probably would be fine if bub was just in singlet and nappy I guess.

    Wow, last night for the first time ever I didn't wake up to Oliver crying....my partner woke and got him and bought him to me. I'm feeling a bit funny about this, I always wake, or it's it just that I'm always half awake?

    I have been exhausted this past week because he's been waking every 3 - 4 hours instead of going his usual 7 or 8. I would have only been asleep for 2 hours last night when he did wake so maybe I was just too tired.

    I feel bad about this but at the same time I know I'm not bloody supermum!

    It's not like he was hysterical or anything, just wimpering really and I know I probably would have woken soon enough, but still it was a wierd feeling, like I'd almost done something wrong.

    I hope he goes back to his normal routine soon though, for his sake as well as mine.

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    Hi

    I'm new here. My Little Miss is now 4 mths old and was born on the 1st July.
    We're in BrisVegas, anyone else from arround here??? At the moment we are in the process of #2. It took 3 years for Miss Y to make an apperance so we're not wasting any time.

    Looking forward to getting to know you all.

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    YacinesMommy, Hi my little guy was also born on the 1st of July. And we are also in BrisVegas. I'm in New Farm to be exact, where abouts are you?

    Raels, you poor thing. Sounds like you need a good sleep. Of course there is nothing wrong with sleeping through a little whimper, there is only so much we can do, that is something I have definately learnt over the last few months. Is there anyone that could come over to mind Oliver, while you catch up on some sleep?

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    MM - Ollie has a three hour nap most days so I think I will put the housework on hold for a little while and catch up on some much needed sleep! I'm always telling other mums to stop being so obsessed with the cleaning and just relax, so I think I'd better take my own advice for once.

    YacinesMommy - Hi! Congratulations on you little one and good luck for the next! I bet you find it will happen a lot earlier this time. I'm in Caboolture.

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    Hi there all!
    I have missed heaps yet again, But I just cannot seem to find the time to get on here anymore:S

    Tracey - Lach has also been waking for night feeds for the last 4 nights. Can't do much other than get up and feed him, but we thought we were starting to get somewherewith his night time sleeping, as he was going at least 9 hours a night! How I wish they would just do one thing and stick with it! lol

    Yacinesmummy - Welcome! I havent been around much here... naughty naughty me. Hope you enjoy ur time with us, and good luck TTCing #2

    Well we are still perservereing with BFing, cant remember if I mentioned that in the last thread. Lach hasnt had any formula now for nearly a week which is good. He was suffering horrible constipation from it to Glad thats not an issue now.
    We spent the day with Adams (DP's) parents and grandparents ( lach's grandparents and great grandparents) yesterday. And we will be doing the same this weekend too. Adams grandparents are in their 80's, so I want Lach to spend as much time with them as he can.
    It was Adams birthday on Monday, and Lach and I bought him a dvd video camera. Adams gone mental with it and haas already recorded 6 dvd's worth! lol

    Anyway, better head off and do some housework, and then thinking about walking to the letter box to collect mail. I know the letter box doesnt sound like much of a trip, but it's 3kms from my house! lol

    Hugs to all
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    Sara, sorry I forgot to answer your question from last night. Our highchair reclines a little, just enough for Jack to be able to sit by himself. My doc also said to try some FF to fill him up at night, but I much prefer to try the farex with BM rather than formula.

    Nicky, good on you for BF still, I'm glad it is becoming a little easier now. LOL at DH going camera crazy, I'm sure you'll cherish the DVD for years to come.

    Raels, snap on taking your own advise. I'm always telling everyone else to catch up on some sleep, and find myself cleaning or on here whenever I get a spare few minutes. Oh well, at least the house is clean and I feel better for chatting on here from time to time.
    If you are ever down this way, maybe we could catch up for some coffee? Or I could drive up there some time, just a thought. Maybe YacinesMommy might be keen too? And maybe even Sacha?????

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