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    Woah Nina....you've had a rough start! Glad it's all sorted now though. Don't feel bad, you weren't to know. I imagine it's like a little situation we had with Benji, when he was 4mo he got sick, I couldn't put him down in the end I just sat in the chair all day trying not to move cos if I did he would scream...and I mean SCREAM. Being a 1st time mum I just thought he was just sick so I took him to the GP. GP said he had an ear infection gave me AB's for him and said to keep an eye on his soft spot on his head ( forget what it's called....) and if it bulged to take him to emergency (told me nothing more...which I'm glad of I would have panicked!) . So off I went home with my screaming baby, gave him the AB's and spent the res tof the night in the chair/bed not moving thinking this was normal for an ear infection. Early hours of the morning DH and I noticed the soft spot bulging so I reluctantly took him to emergency expecting to get laughed at for being silly. Long story short he had Meningicoccal . We were lucky and he recovered fine. Anyhoo.....point is Nina, I felt SO terrible for not know there was something so seriously wrong with him. BUT how was I to know?? I had no clue what a sick baby was like. Even third time around with Jake I thought he was just such an unsettled baby, I didn't know what I was doing wrong! Give him a full belly of formula and hey presto! New baby! I'm just a bad cow Good to have you back

    Mel.....bugger about no answers. I have a friend with a similar problem, her DD is now around 8mo and still no answers. She's done sleep school (she was told DD was the worst one they'd seen and had no answers!), and been to the paed SO many times, even exploratory surgery on her digestive system, still no answers. How did you go at the Paed? I've been waiting to hear......was going to text you but have no credit..... I'm hoping you guys get something sorted soon.....you are a total angel to still be sane. Interesting about the sleeps....Jake hardly ever sleeps longer than an hour. Maybe I should be trying to re-settle him? Hmmm will be keeping an eye on this his sleeping patterns are still very random...

    Andie, Jake doesn't even last 5 mins on his tummy before cracking it! He hates it! It worries me because he won't life his head and wont sta there long enough to get strong. Although he is really strong in his head when upright and especially when held front-facing. Something I guess I'll just have to persist with.

    Hi Catherine, fit lady So envious of your will power. Luey, got your email....thanks, just thought it might ring true, maybe! Hi everyone else, sorry if I've missed anyone. Oh and Reenie...where the hell are you????!!!



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    hi girls,

    quick update from me.

    paed was good, James weighed 5kg there, he likes baby's to put on 150gms a week and james has been putting on 170gms so he is in the acceptable range, however we decided to try formula top ups to see if that makes him any happier ! (although i have to say i think the 3 month mark has improved him anyway) so we are topping him up after most feeds, sometime he doesnt want any and other times takes 60 mls, last night he fed at 8pm then 1am 4am and 8am, not too bad i suppose, if that doesnt work i have to eliminate diary from my diet which he said isnt fun and if that doesnt work then we would do tests on him, i really dont think it will come to that as he seems to have turned a corner now regardless.
    the most exciting news is in the last 2 days i have taken the kids out in the car for 20-30 min drives to places to entertain them so DH can do floorboards (thats another story, is taking longer than planned) and he has been silent in the car except for one minute of grizzling and twice he has gone to sleep ! thats unheard of !! it was such bliss and was such a relief, it has really been stressful.

    sorry for no personals, hopefully i will have more time during the week

    Melinda

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    HELLO! So sorry I haven't posted for a while. I have been uber busy. I haven't had time to catch up on personals. Update from me really.
    Things are going with DH. We are moving at the end of next month Although I have already starting culling because moving with a toddler and baby is not going to be an easy task.
    I find out on THursday if I got accepted into uni. :fingerscrossed: That will be a fun challenge with kiddies in tow.
    Update on Seraya She is chubbing up nicely. Can roll over both ways now and is teething already! She is going pretty well. BFing is usually enough to settle her.
    Gonna send some pics to agencies this week and see if I get a bite on baby modelling. I have had so many people suggest it, so I thought what the hell. WHy not. I never was able to get India to do it because she got excema and her skin was ruined
    If she gets some work, it can at least go to her education fund
    Bad news for me. I got busted DUI last night Was only half a drink over!! I didn't eat, because I just drove back with the girls from seeing the folks down south. Just wanted to get home because India had an uexpected asthma attack. Dropped down to 5degrees down that (Coffs) brrr. The girls were so good all 5 hours of the drive each way. Seraya slept most of it and woke up for feeds. Lucky she loves the car! (I feel for you Mel)
    So anyway I raced back to Brisbane. Didn't want her to be stuck down in hospital there. Her doctors are familiar with her ailments so felt it was a better option. Anyhoo. I had a housewarming to go to last night for a few hours. Only had 1 and half drinks and can you believe it? I waited 2 hours and apparently because i have gone back to bfing at night time and didn't eat I was over the limit. So I ended up getting home at 3:30. I had to wait in line with everyone else, and even after all that time I was still OVER!! And I got caught just around the corner from my house. I made the whole 20 minute journey fine, then right around the corner they were waiting for me! I wanted to cry. GO to court on the 9th of July. I will probably end up with at least one month suspension because no one ever gets away with dui as far as I know. I feel so irresponsible now because I am always on other peoples cases when they drink and drive. But I really thought I was fine, after one and half drinks and waiting 2 hours who would have thought. That is the hard thing. You just have no way of knowing. I am going to get those little strips where you can test your BM for alcohol and use that as an indicator I think. Probably cheaper then buying a breathaliser.
    But hopefully bfing and the fact I need to be able to drive India to the doctors or hospital if need be will help out with any suspensions I get. But I am kinda annoyed with DH. The reason I always end up driving home is because if I am a little late he jumps down my throat because he means he is looking after the girls longer. It puts so much pressure on me when I am spending time with my girlfriends. I don't drink too much, but I usually, when I do drink, Have to skull them down as quick as I can and watch the clock for my curfew. Which is what happened last night. If I had waited another hour before leaving I would have been fine according to the cops. But DH was putting the guilts on me and getting crabby. Just frustrating. When he spends time with his friends he can come home whenever he wants. Joys of relationships and parenting eh?
    Did you all get pics of Seraya I emailed?

    Hope you are well ! xxoo
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    Hello Everyone,

    Mel - Gosh, its so frustrating when they can't give a definitive answer.

    I think eliminating certain foods from your diet could help. My first was a screamer but I didn't really get any information on diet changes so didn't think it was an issue. When I put him on formula (at 7.5mths) he got eczema and when I tried him on yogurt it got even worse. When I tried cows milk it got really bad so I put him on soy and it cleared up...by that stage I am not sure if it helped his behavior as he had been in pain/uncomfortable for so long he was trained to be that way (I hope that makes sense) . I still wonder if my diet caused part of his horrid screaming. I think there are many mothers out there who have done "failsafe" type diets to find food triggers.

    I find it unusual that the paed would suggest formula as the first option (considering the overall benefits of breastfeeding for babies health and the effect that topping up can have on supply iykwim).

    I understand why you are looking for answers, an unsettled screaming, non sleeping baby can be hell so big hugs to you.

    Nina - I sounds as though you got off to a rocky start.

    I can understand why babies want cuddles to go to sleep......its nice

    Bec - I think tummy time was invented to freak us out .....Ari does spend some time on his tummy (and sleeps that way) and can lift his head but generally just rolls himself over to his side or back.

    Meningicoccal!!! how scary.

    Liam fell out of our kitchen cupboard not long after Beth was born, he was 2 and climbing to reach them yummy food hiding up there. I took him to the doctors the next day just in case as his arm had swollen up (but had since gone down) and the doctor gave me a referral to use if I felt the need but he thought it was nothing. Well the next day (yep 2 full days after the fall) I thought...hmmmm...he wasn't putting weight on it so I'd better get it checked out.........IT WAS BROKEN!!!! 2 days with a broken arm and no panadol or anything!!! I felt horrid but he didn't care . His cast was SO tiny.

    The clock - I am so bad but I honestly don't know how long Ari sleeps for during the day or how long he feeds for I just don't look at the clock. If he wakes soon after going to bed I don't try to resettle if he is happy, I might offer a feed if he wants it (that is my settling tool as he has no dummy) or just continue on with whatever. I have found that this is what suits us and I think I send the clinic nurses crazy as I can never answer their standard questions .

    Reenie - oh baby modeling how exciting

    Glad you will be moving soon, I can only imagine what having a little more space would be like. We live in a 3 bedder with one living area, but hey its ours (or the banks for now, lol) and one day we will add on a little more.

    DUI, what a bummer but I guess it could of been much worse....an accident or the like. It shows how drinking and driving, no matter how many drinks you have, don't mix.

    Luey - ....Ari often goes to sleep on the breast, in the sling or just sitting on my lap while I am doing stuff with the other kids. I think its great because its stress free and it suits me. He does occasionally surprise me and goes to sleep in his bed when I put him down for night times but I don't force it, just go with the flow.

    As I have mentioned I don't go by the clock, I usually know why he is unsettled just by how he is behaving yk?. I find it best to go by instinct (and if in doubt deduction ) and forget about what babies "should" be doing.

    OK - sorry to those I have not gotten to reply to. I will hopefully get back in the next few days....

    XXOXOX Hayley

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    Hey again. Just a quick pop in to say, I know it sounds like I go out all the time and leave DH at home with the little ones. Reading my last post, it looked like I was having princess syndrome. The situation is that I go out on the weekends to socialise and have some adult conversation. DH as has already been established is a workaholic. Which means he is anti social and doesn't like doing anything away from arms reach of his laptop. Unfortunate but thats the way he is. I am the opposite, bubbly and a social butterfly and need to have my escape time on the weekends, since I care for the girls 24-7. He lets me do it and babysits so I can have one night on the weekends to see my very tight bunch of girlfriends and I love it. Just thought I would share that, because it kinda looked like on second reading that I am an irresponsible mum who loves to party! I do love partying but all within reason, motherhood is and always has been my number one priority. At least with the DUI I am under no more pressure from DH to be home at a certain time on the dot. Sorry for the rant
    Mel- I am not sure but from what I have read you are having some issues with the little one. India has allergies, excema and asthma which developed from the age of 3 months. You probably have done everything already but have you tried a paediatric allergist? A paed can give you a referral and get you straight in- there is normally like a 1-2 year waiting period. It was the only thing that shed light on our poor miserable princess. Not fun. I really feel for you.
    As for going on the clock. I have always been hopeless with routine. Seraya feeds then goes back to sleep or hangs out on her play mat and happily coos away. I have gotten her out of the need to be cuddled ALL the time TG. SHe is such a good baby much like her sister. Can settle herself no worries. She is actually lying in her basinette playing with her danglies now and chuckling. And has been there for half an hour quite content. She has been a bit scratchy over the last 2 days because of teething, but I can see her drooling and her cheeks go red. So I give nurofen for babies and let her chew on my finger or suck on dummy or breast while it kicks in and she is happy as. She only seems to want the dummy when her gums flare up. Anyone else's bub's started teething yet?
    I am excited though because she is like a real baby now, giggling all the time and gurgling at me and can sit up really well now!! Teeth mark the beginning of becoming a real person
    Thought we could all copy and paste and do a milestone update, since we are coming up to 3 months now.
    Talking back or Cooing in response to you? Yes! Started at 8 weeks she gurgles and giggles. So precious aren't they?

    Any signs of Teething? Yes, drooling a lot, pink cheeks, grizzly at times, wants to chew, responsive to meds or gel.

    Rolling over? Yes, could roll from tummy to back at 4-5 weeks. Tries to go from back to side and does on the odd occasion

    Can hold head up when held or unaided? Yes, although turning is still a bit jerky and wobbly. But has been able to hold head off shoulders since birth. All that practice she got head butting my cervix! [/COLOR]

    Greets Mummy or Daddy with an exclusive smile of recognition? Yes from 6 weeks

    Can Laugh? Yes, still working on getting a full giggle out without it turning into a little cough.

    Is batting at objects or holding them? Yes, a week ago!! Starting examining her hands and grabbing her danglies. Still working out her co-ordination though of course.

    Any other milestones? She can recognise me from well over 6 feet away. Recognises her big sister already. Absolutely adores her. Always cracks up at her. Really good head control for her age so far. Not much of a milestone- but she likes it when I kiss her feet. I just think thats cute

    Well hope you have fun with that. We love talking about our precious bundles don't we? The way it should be too
    xx Reenie xx

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    Now that I've emailed you all I can get into BB

    Will do your little milestones later Reenie although I'm not sure I know when (or if!) Jake reached any!!

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    Oh girls...

    Not the place to post this I know but I just needed to share amongst friends....

    DH is out looking for our furbaby Zack at the moment. I can't beleive it. He is 8 yrs old this year and has never been a problem, such a good dog. We have shut him out of the gates SO many times and he always just sits at the front door waiting for us the let him in again. But not tonight. He's gone...... and no, he doesn't wear his collar with his tag on it I wish he did now.

    Sorry, just needed to vent......

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    hi girls,

    well i have just dropped my baby (2year old) girl off to daycare for the first day, all went well, was happily playing when i left, i will be happy to go at 3pm and pick her up again though ! lol

    i have had the flu all week (the real flu not the mens version of a cold !!) had fevers and aching joints for 3 days now, last thing i needed this week (or anytime)

    James has been so so with his behaviour this week, some nights have been good and only waking once and other he wakes 3 times, i really dont think formula has made much of a difference to him but i will give it a bit longer, he has been so unsettled in the evening and was a nightmare last night when i had so much to do to get Emily ready for day care (labelling all her clothes and packing nappies etc) this morning he has the sniffles so i think he has what i have, poor guy i know how terrible i feel, i have given him some nurofen just now and he has gone off to sleep

    Reenie: i agree with Bec, i think it is good you take time out from the kids to be with your friends, i have never let Emily stay overnight with anyone else, i dont think that is good either ! my mum says now James is taking formula she wants to look after the kids so DH and i can go out to dinner so i must take her up on the offer !

    Bec: good news about finding Zack, where did he turn up ? not sure what to suggest about Jake's penis issue, maybe he has a thrushinfection or something, no discharge from it a take it ?

    Andie: i am another one losing so much hair ! it is revolting ! im always finding some strands wrapped around James's fingers and good idea Reenie on the hair net as i did find several strands in my home made pizza the other day !

    Hayley: i really think the biggest problem for James is the chronically overtired thing, yesterday he has 3 lots of 40 mins sleep and was just exhausted, i can usually get him to have a longer stretch in there but mum was looking after him while i ran to the shops so it didnt happen. my supply doesnt seem to have changed and really he is still feeding as often with just a bit of formula after feeds, he usually doesnt even take the amount offered so im confident i havent been starving him

    Luey: how are you going ? are you unsettled problems getting better or worse ?

    im off for a lay down while James is asleep, dont usually get much opportunity for it so going to make the most of it.

    Melinda

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    Hi Girls
    I am still here. I have tried to get on BB a couple of days ago but it didn't let me.
    Isabella is 3 months today and everything is great I had Isabella weighed today and she is 4710g and she has gained 340g in 18 days. I have managed to bf Isabella for 3 months and I am quite proud of that as I bf riley for 6 weeks.
    Sorry I haven't got the time for personals today as I have to get hubby up and get him ready for work. He has been offered a new job in the same company and that means he will be home alot more .
    I had better go as I can Isabella crying
    Take Care
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    How did your DD go Mel? Beth loves preschool (she is almost 4). I wonder if I should send Nate for 1 day a week but am hesitant as he is only just 2 and not vocal enough to express himself to the teachers.

    Its good that you are confident in your breast feeding and James not taking the formula shows that he is quiet content with his breast feeds. It may just be that cycle of over tiredness....but it is so hard to make them sleep when they just wont. I had a CHN say that #1 was a sensitive child...he "over reacted" to general stimuli....kinda like a premmie would, he was born at 38 weeks. I don't know but seriously you are doing a good job and I am sure it will get better. Have you tried baby wearing?

    Hope you household is feeling better soon.

    Bec - Have emailed you Glad your dog was found safe!. On the smell issue....ummm...no idea (no help at all am I) but maybe see the doc to rule out any type of infection.

    Hair I am losing a fair bit too!! With the others it didn't fall out till I got AF back (6-10mths) but this time its happening already.
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    Talking back or Cooing in response to you?
    Yes! VERY talkative....talks to strangers in the shop,lol.

    Any signs of Teething?
    Nope

    Rolling over? Can roll from tummy to back. Inadvertently goes from back to side sometimes.

    Can hold head up when held or unaided?
    Yes...hes pretty strong and holds his head up while on tummy but still has some lag when pulled up from laying on back.

    Greets Mummy or Daddy with an exclusive smile of recognition?
    Yes....well actually, he smiles at just about anyone who smiles at him and stops little old ladies in their tracks at the shops

    Can Laugh? Yes.

    Is batting at objects or holding them?
    Will bat a little but we don't do a lot of toy play yet.

    Any other milestones? Loves to stand and wobble about, lol. Sucks his thumb (very cute).
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    Ari now weighs a little over 7kgs! not sure how long he is but gosh hes growing fast!!

    Jo - good to 'see' you. Well done with breastfeeding!!!!
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    Hi Girls
    Great to hear from some of you on the email! I forgot that I had given me email to Bec and I was about to delete them when I remembered!! Glad to hear that you are all doing pretty well.
    Poor little Flynn has got a terrible cold. He is sneezing and has this shocking cough. He is still pretty happy tho which is good. The worst part is that he is coughing and waking himself up and then getting terribly cranky cos he is super tired. Hopefully he gets over it soon, poor little chicken We saw the MCHN on Tuesday and Flynn is now 6.5kgs and 62cm so he is growing nicely which is just wonderful. As for milestones:

    Talking back or Cooing in response to you? Gosh yes! So talkative is very cute.

    Any signs of Teething? Not really, loves to try and shove both of his fists in him mouth tho!

    Rolling over? No and doesn't seem to try, hates tummy time.

    Can hold head up when held or unaided? Yes. Extremely head strong!! Lately he seems to be trying to sit up, if I put him in the rocker he pulls himself forward like he wants to sit up. Same with the car seat!

    Greets Mummy or Daddy with an exclusive smile of recognition? Yes, we get loads of wonderful smiles.

    Can Laugh? Kind of, if I tickle under his chin he kind of goes HA! So cute.

    Is batting at objects or holding them? He's been batting for a while but just today he started to actually hold on to the keys on the toy bar on the rocker! Yesterday we were at my mums and she put a rattle in his hand which he held on to and shoved into his mouth!

    Any other milestones? Loves to be on his feet too. Probably not something to be boasting about but he loves to watch the telly or the computer screen!

    RE Hair loss: Don't seem to be losing much here, my hair is short tho so maybe I am and just don't notice

    DH had his thing at the IRC. The company have said they don't want to re-instate him and don't want to pay him out (they offered 2 weeks- the union asked for 12) so now it is going to the.... something.... I can't remember the name, but it's the next level. Actually a court hearing. They apparently had one of the 'worst'/harshest judges and they won him over so it looks quite promising. Probably won't know for another month tho.

    The gym is going great, just love it!

    Hope you are all going well. Sorry no personals. Take care
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    Hi guys,

    I'm knackered - my friend from Tas goes home tomorrow and I'm a bit wiped out after a week of being out and about with her.

    Cam has been really out of sorts today - not his usual self, although he's not sick. He started the day with a solid 3.30am feed and then refused to go back on the boob for any longer than 6-7 minutes at other feeds. Every time I held him horizontally to put him to the boob he'd cry fiercely. By 6.30pm, he'd only had two half-feeds since 3.30am and he would not take the boob. Finally, I expressed and offered him a bottle, praying he'd take it. He did and guzzled down 150ml. I should've tried it earlier in the day but he's usually such a good feeder I assumed he was having a "I'm not very hungry day" . Obviously the poor little monkey was starving. So not sure what to think ... why would he happily want "booby" one day, and then cry like I'm torturing him with 'booby' the next ??? But, he doesn't have a temp, isn't lethargic and has been reasonably happy most of the day until late afternoon. I wondered if this is Cam's way of telling me: "I'm sick of being out and about all the time with you and your friend - stay home!!!!!!". I just hope he hasn't decided he doesn't want the boob. Fingers crossed that tomorrow's another day and he's back on the boob every 3-4 hours as usual .

    I had my BIG hair chop yesterday . Lost about six inches of length and so very happy with it. It's not short, short, but is kinda of a layered, funky bob that's cropped to about an inch below my earlobes. Am loving how easy it is to wash and maintain. I'm still losing hair, but it's not as noticeable now it's shorter.

    CM - hope Flynn feels better soon. So far Cam's escaped any coughs/colds (touch wood). Good luck with your DH's court case.

    Mel - how are you feeling? Better I hope. How is James going?

    Bec - has Jake's smell cleared up?

    Reenie, Hayley and Jo - your bubs sound like they are healthy and beautiful .

    Nina and Luey - how are your bubs settling at the moment?

    Here's Cam's milestones ...

    Talking back or Cooing in response to you? Talking like he's a born chatterbox

    Any signs of Teething? Not sure - been very grizzly this evening which is unusual (and DH felt a little lump on his top gums).

    Rolling over? No. Tummy time's not his favourite time, but he's getting better.

    Can hold head up when held or unaided? Can hold his head upright for a bit during tummy time and has reasonably good head control when held upright.

    Greets Mummy or Daddy with an exclusive smile of recognition? Yep. But he's a smiley boy and will smile at virtually anyone who smiles at him.

    Can Laugh? Makes a noise which sounds like a laugh, but he doesn't maintain it.

    Is batting at objects or holding them? Just started to bat objects in the last week, but still a way to go before he holds something properly. He still has the newborn grasp reflex, so it sometimes appears that he holds things.

    Any other milestones? Don't think it's a milestone, but he's another thumb sucker! His vision seems to be pretty good, and his eyes have followed me walking around the room since he was three weeks old (my mum can bear witness to it). Unfortunately he seems a little toooo interested in the tv at times!!!

    Promised DH I wouldn't spend all night on the computer ... and I'd better go wake Cam up from his nap to see if he'll take the boob. Otherwise, I'll be expressing and bottle feeding him. Wish me luck ...

    Andie

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    Hi Girls

    I have been terribly slack....checking in but not posting. I find once I get so far behind in posting it's quite daunting to try and catch up!

    Well, we have a little bit going on here....well in the works . For a while now I've been feeling terribly disappointed in myself for giving up BF so easily when I worked so hard for so long to do it in the first place. I totally understand and know it's not for everyone and I thought maybe I was one of those people but I feel so sad that I didn't give it my all. There were things I could have tried but didn't SO.....I am researching relactating at the moment. Will book an appt with the GP tomorrow to discuss Motillum as I know even before I didn't exacly have a bountiful supply! We'll see how it goes, I've only tried Jake back on the breast once.....i was amazed how he just took it straight away! He soon lost interest when there was no milk though! I'm petrified of how it's gonna go but if I don't try I know I'll regret it.

    I've been having a tough time with myself, having one of those "I hate my body" phases.....I dunno if you all have them but I know I do. And it affects everyting....it affects DH and I, I'm grumpy, depressed and makes me wanna eat all the more.....such a vicious circle! I've put on so much more weight Trousers I wore comfortably a couple of weeks PP are now becoming uncomfortable and that's a BAD sign.

    On the smell, it's gone..... I think it came from my lovely smelling home-made wipes solution. Been just using water and it's all gone

    I'm sorry I have no personals.....totally selfish post from me.

    xxx

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    Bec I know what you mean about checking but not posting, I do it regularly
    to you, I know what you mean about your 'hate my body' phase. I get into those too. I'd be over the moon if I could fit into PP pants! My PP pants are well and truly past the uncomfortable mark!! Good luck with the doc and getting Jake back to BF, hope it works for you both
    Andie How is Cam going? More settled now? Have you recovered from your friends visit?
    Flynn still has his cough. The poor little guy has lost his voice a little bit. When he get's upset it much easier to deal with as he is not nearly as loud!
    I think that's all I have to say for now
    Hope you are all well.

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    hi girls,

    quick post from me today, our floorboards are nearly finished and are looking really good, cant wait til it is all done. i stayed with my parents for 2 nights so DH could do them.

    im still sick (thanks for asking Andie) i have been to the drs today and have a chest infection so am on antibiotics, can't remember the last time i took them as im not a huge fan but i have asthma that has been getting pretty bad and i know if im not careful i will end up in hospital with it.

    both kids are sick but are not too bad.

    Bec: im sorry to hear you have been feeling bad about the breastfeeding issue, im sure medication will be able to help, after all i have heard about people breastfeeding children they have adopted so they had milk and hadn't recently had a baby, good luck with it, let me know what the dr says.

    Catherine: did you get your test results for polycycstic back yet ?

    Andie: how is Cam going with the breast now ? has he gone back to it ?

    Hayley: yeah im pretty comfortable that breastfeeding is all james needs, i have a hug a bub which he likes, it will be better now he has better head control because he likes to face out in it and look around


    hi to everyone else, emily is asleep and james is about to go (dh is home today because im sick) so im off for a lay down too, James has been awful the last few nights, waking every 2 hours and wanting to feed and hard to settle afterwards, just what i need now lol

    did i tell you Emily had a great time at daycare, no problems at all, she is off to see playschool tomorrow and then daycare again thursday so i will get a bit of a break from her in the next few days

    Melinda

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    In a much better headspace today Saw the Dr, got motilium, spoke to the LC I had while I was in hospital, made an appointment for Friday. She tells me it could take a couple of weeks to get a few drops....I accept that but I really hope not!! I know once I get those first few drops I'll be motivated to keep going. I CAN do it.

    Mel,so sorry you are so sick Sucks when you are sick, you still have to be Mum . I hope James gives you some rest tonight. Lovely pics, he is beautiful!! Fish are entrancing to babies...I used to have the changetable right next to the tank and the kids loved it. Glad Emily enjoyed daycare A well deserved break for you.

    Catherine, my pp pants are my fav pair of jeans, I was stoked when I fit back in them at 2 weeks after birth! But....no more

    Andie, how did you go with Cam and the breast? I hope he was just having an off day. It may be teething....I know Jake has difficult days and as I said before he has that tooth I can see but it just hasn't cut yet.

    I weighed Jake today, clothed he was 6kg. I'm not surprised, he has chubbed up so much on formula.But I thought he's be closer to 7kg...I was way off!!

    Anyway, just wanted to pop in say hi, and sorry for my awful post yesterday. TBH I'm having a rough time with DH and our relationship at the moment and it just flows into every area of my life. Nothing huge, no fighting or anything, just one of those rough patches. Doesn't help I'm not feeling too good about myself either. Anyway, we'll get through, always do

    xxx

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    Hi all,

    Just emailed some pix of Cam - pretty sure I've got an updated email list, but if I missed any of you pls let me know!

    Bec - wishing you all the very best with BM. Think positive and you'll be all right . We all have crappy days, and I do understand the "ups and downs" of marriages - DH and I have had some rocky times but thankfully those days seem well behind us (although we still have the odd grr moment ... doesn't everyone?). Vent away when you need to ... that's what we're here for!

    Mel - you need too. Hope your asthma stays under control - i know from experience that asthma's not much fun when you're sick. Good to hear your DH is home to give you a hand. Yay for Emily enjoying daycare! Hope James can start sleeping through a bit longer for you - definitely not what you need when you're sick.

    CM - how's Flynn's cough? How's the gym? Now my friend's returned home, I've hit the footpath again in a bid to lose a few kilos. Not stressing about my weight, but would be nice to fit back into my pre preg clothes!

    Thanks all for asking after Cam. He was good most of Sunday, BFing easily, and then cracked it with us about 7.30pm - refused boob AND bottle. Very unlike him. He'd scream whenever positioned for a feed and nothing DH or I did there for a while calmed him. Eventually he went to sleep about 9pm ... when he woke just after 10pm he BF'd just fine. And he's been BFing just fine ever since ... even sleeping through the night again, whereas last week he kept waking between 3.30-4.30am for a feed. Soooo, can only put his uncharacteristic dramas down to being out and about more than usual. Not sure what else to think. Not sure that he's teething, but guess I'll wait and see.

    The pbc expo is on in Brissie this weekend, so DH and I will head in and see what it's all about. Hopefully there'll be something interesting to see.

    Cheers, Andie

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    Hi all Sorry I have been slack, it has been hard to get 5mins to post. I have been checking in but not posting.

    Mel - How is the sleep thing going for you ? I hope you are all better. I have a wrap I made myself which I use heaps but am looking to get a Pikkolo. It will be easier to use at the shops and look a bit better too. My wrap is just grey t-shirt material. I think E finds it a bit restrictive at times but does go to sleep in it.
    BEc
    ANdie - Iwish bubs could tell us exactly what is wrong it would make it so much easier, HAHA
    CM- I hope your littone is all better
    Jo - Hi, you are doing so well!
    Robbo - wow - Ari is doing really well - 7kg! I look at E and wonder where my little baby has gone.

    E is asleep in the COT. HE did settle there after a few cuddles, woke after our walk home, and I htought I would try him in the cot. He did go to sleep but woke fairly often. HE was farting a bit too and gurgly, and doing his hungry cry - which I knew he wasn't. HE had fed lots. I gave him 1.5ml of Gripe water (supposed to have 5 I usually only give 2.5ml) and he seems to have settled not in a hugely deep sleep at last check but asleep. I feel bad about doing that but he was really tired and I think the wind kept waking him. We are getting there with the day time sleeps. I am much more relaxed about it, if he sleeps in the cot great, but if not no matter as long as he sleeps. I am using the wrap a bit and have taken to having an afternoon nap with ethan in our bed, so nice. I have read Pinky McKays book 'Sleeping liek a baby' and it was so good. MAde me feel heaps better and basically said go with your instincts. I had been worried about consistency ie always using the cot but a thing she said was get your baby used to sleeping anywhere so that is what I am doing. I received 100 ways to calm the crying and is good so far. I so didn't expect to be a 'gentle parenting' person, I really didn't think i would have a problem leaving him to cry. I jsut cannot do it. I figure if he cries he needs something and since reading the book I have just stopped stressing about him sleeping in the cot/picking him up and am able to enjoy our cuddles.

    QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

    Talking back or Cooing in response to you? Yes! it is funny when he talks with the dummy in.

    Any signs of Teething? Nope

    Rolling over? Can roll from tummy to back, hasn't done it for a while, doesn't really enjoy tummy time. Goes from back to side sometimes.

    Can hold head up when held or unaided? Yes. still has some lag when pulled up from laying on back. Starting to hold his head up when lying o nthe ground. finds it easier to do when propped on the arm of a couch or lying on my chest or when he is really grumpy

    Greets Mummy or Daddy with an exclusive smile of recognition? Yes

    Can Laugh? almost

    Is batting at objects or holding them? starting to. can hold his rattle when we put it in his hand but soon drops it and forgets about it which is normal

    Any other milestones? Can Wee at least a metre and has projectile poop (a good metre also)! . IS fantastic at weeing over himself and his clean clothes and mirror after a bath or in the bath. Mummy needs to learn to wait a bit longer after he has done a poop as htere is usually more to come, especially when his legs are lifted and I am in the process of swapping nappies over

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