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    MrsC - there's a 2.5 week growth spurt?? wonder if that's why David's been so grumbly this week.



    Has anyone used Pixiphoto/Portrait place we got a voucher for free sitting and portrait print every six months which is a good idea but if you want any additional prints its $80 a shot or $300 for a package of 5 i think. Not sure, I like the idea of a series of photos to see how he's grown but its expensive.

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    Hi Ladies,

    I have done the outside the house feeding... in a sushi restaurant - nice! I have a great little apron thing I drape over my neck and it has a structured edge so I can see Edison feeding... it is great... Like wearing a bib! I have also used the nursing mothers rooms in the shopping centres - they are great as you can just whip it out -

    Oh Storm I am sorry to hear you have skin cancer - but so glad they found it... You must be absolutely exhausted with a bub and this on your mind, I hope you get some rest soon.

    I think Edison was starting to beef up my supply, he is still feeding frequently.
    He is also fighting sleep - even though I know he is so tired he just fights it! You have to rock and jiggle and walk him round the house til he nods off - usually a good hour - gosh it is exhausting.
    Lets hope he catches up on sleep today so I can have a snooze.

    I have a sling but he doesn't like it at the moment, keeps turning himself around in it - got a very strong bub here - maybe is little Aries traits are coming through! Stubborn!

    Sorry I can't be of any help with the Nappy Rash - we haven't had it so far - and fingers crossed we don't get it... My girlfriend swears by Bepanthen though.

    We Co-sleep at home, Edi is in a 'snuggle nest' in between us at night, it is great, I usually wake before he gets really upset and then we lay down to feed, he falls asleep on the boob but then of course I wake him up to burp him and he doesn't always go back to sleep quickly usually there is one time he is up for a good hour at night - my husband luckily does that shift... lots of cuddles and rocking - so I can have some more sleep - got to love that.

    We also have the Arm's Reach co-sleep cot next the bed but Edi is soooo tiny in it that I prefer the 'snuggle nest' at the moment til he is bigger and in more of a routine - if that ever happens!

    Still using the techniques from the DVD happiest baby on the block which are great - got to love the swaddle and side jiggle and the SHHH in the ear!

    I would definitely continue taking the vitamins - my Dr is very strict about that!

    I am not sure if babies know when Dad is not there, but they certainly pick up a nervous or unhappy Mum - maybe David is feeling your change cause Dad isn't there? If that makes sense?

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    Wow lots in here

    Yes just use it sraight on the tissue and then wipe with another one too

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    Hi all
    I hope everyone with nappy rash troubles has found some good cures for it...thankfully we havent had anything major yet, but Josh's butt is starting to look a little red, thinking we might do some nappy free time today. My new pre-folds arrived today too, cant wait to try them on him once they are all pre-washed

    Storm sorry to hear your news about the skin cancer!! I hope everything goes well with the specialist....my thoughts are with you

    Jitterbug good luck with your first feed out and about Im sure you will be fine, but let us know how it goes

    Tiggerlinda I envy you guys being able to meet up in person!!! Have fun hey Sorry no advice on the co-sleeping, good luck with it tho. Josh has just been sleeping in his crib since we got home, but this weekend we are hoping to make the move to his cot!!

    auzziechick Im not sure either if bubs can tell one parent is away at this early stage, but Im inclined to agree that they can pick up on our moods and anxieties, so perhaps he senses Dad's absense thru you in a way.


    Mrs C I hope Susie has been more settled for you today!! With the growth spurt thing, how do you tell when they are happening??

    AFM....had a pretty good night last night....today Josh has been a bit unsettled, but nothing too major

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    That makes more sense of bub picking up my anxieties..rather than Dad being away.
    Hopefully we get a better sleep tonight.

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    auzzie.chic- apparantly its a mini growth spurt around 2 1/2 weeks then big one at 6 weerks. they just feed, feed, feed!

    we had 2 hours in the cot last night, then a feed and sleep for 3 hours with us, then fussing and feeding hourly! all in all, i'm happy with that!


    razrock, eddison sounds like my DD1 with the fighting sleep and rocking etc for hours. maybe you can get a rocker/glider chair that way you wont have to be standing up for so long but will still be rocking your little one.

    linda- think i might get some of that cream

    anyone else's bub got milk pimples yet? chels is covered in em. DD1 had em bad too!

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    Yes milk pimples stated 2 days ago

    Hollo you can get it at the chemist

    I have got the book baby love that has been a big help this week as well as Miss C being more relaxed after being in the sling for the last few days. Hope everyone has had a good night

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    We had a pretty awful night, last night but at least it was my last alone! Immy cried for almost 2hrs straight -- there was a 20minute break where I thought I had finally got her to sleep but no such luck. This ended in a huge, explosive poo which escaped the nappy and so I had to do a full change! I think that must have been what was troubling her because she had a feed after that and I was able to rock her to sleep in 10minutes. Unfortunately, she wouldn't stay settled in the bassinet so frustrated and exhausted, I let her sleep on me while I lay on the couch watching some DvDs. After an hour and a half she seemed to be deep in sleep and I contemplated moving her but was terrified of her waking again. Eventually, I decided I had to move her because I needed to sleep and my arm was dying! I succesfully got us both into our bed and although she was wiggly for a short while, she went back to sleep and I managed to get an hour and a half before she woke for a feed again. After that feed it was another hour of rocking, singing, placing her down and her waking within 5minutes of doing so -- frustrating! In the end, I let her sleep on me on the couch again. I was just too exhausted to keep walking/rocking anymore. Another hour on the couch and I felt safe enough to move her, this time she settled into her bassinet and I managed almost two hours sleep before she stirred for food again. Luckily, after that feed it was morning and DP arrived in from work saying I looked awful haha. He offered to get her back to sleep while I went to bed and I was far too out of it to even think of protesting! This time I got a good two and a half hours sleep and here I am feeding hehe. DP said she almost instantly settled so he was able to get a good amount of sleep, too -- I was so dead that I didn't even notice when he came into bed. No-one believes I have troublesome nights because she is such an angel come daylight!! Anyway, at least it is my last solo night for a month and I survived!

    We are coming up to the 6 week mark so I'm preparing for a bunch of big nights in the near future! Hope everyone is doing alright and managing to get a little sleep at least. Will do personals later, right now I'm going to go pass out again haha

    Take care!

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    Linda I've got no ideas either, I love co-sleeping so I've never had that problem sorry.

    Auzzie I've used pixi photo's for Maddi & they turn out nice, but I've found smaller studio take much nicer pictures.
    I've spent well over a $1000 on Pics just for Maddi, but i have newborn, 6mth, 10mth, 14mth & 18mth old pics of her.

    Hollo Cookie has milk pimples, but they are starting to go away, wonder how long till com back again.

    JB Hope tonight is a better night for you.

    AFU-I went out and brought a Hug-A-Bub and I'm loving it. Cookie has been so much easier to settle in it & i can wear it around while i do stuff for Maddi it's great. So far no sore back from it either.

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    I am a mjor sling convert and almost co sleeping the thing is we have a double bed and i get worried about hubby squashing her or me

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    I can't wait for my Close Baby Carrier to arrive! We have been co-sleeping part-time. At first, I never planned to and thought it wouldn't be safe but what I have read about it has been comforting and in the end, it was the only way to get her to sleep! Now she sleeps more in her bassinet and I will let her settle and sleep there if that is how things happen, only bringing her into the big bed when I get desperate for some sleep!!

    Oh and I forgot to mention this earlier but yesterday, I breastfed at the shops I just used a wrap to hang over my shoulder/boobie/baby as others suggested and it wasn't bad at all. It was on a couch type seat they had over looking the bottom levels so it felt private-ish but was still quite out in the open so I feel it is a bit of an achievement haha.

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    Well done on the BF at the shops Jitterbug I never planned on co sleeping either but hey froms what I read it is ok too

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    Linda i love my slings, If you wanted you could buy on of those co-sleep things that go in the middle of the bed, Another idea is to put a noisy toy near the baby so that if you roll too close it will wake you up.

    JB-Congrats on b/fing in public, before you know you'll be b/fing every-where without a worry

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    My Close Baby Carrier arrived two minutes ago!! I put it on and my grizzly, hiccuping baby is now fast asleep. I can't believe how much she loves it. It is great!

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    yay hun another sling lover with me miss c was the same

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    We just went for a quick trip to the shops because we remembered they won't be open tomorrow! The sling was great, she slept the whole time and I had my handsies free!! How did I live without it?!

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    Are there any shops open tommorow?

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    JB - sorry to hear about the bad night. yeah for the carrier. i love my sling its the best she falls straight asleep in it.

    storm - sorry to hear the bad news i hope things will get better for you!

    kellbell - no shops should be closed at least til 1pm then they can open if they want.

    i have a cold at the moment and have almost lost my voice - my boys have been naughty and making my voice worse ally has been really good and is still sleeping from 9pm-4:30am ish we have tried feeding her later like around 10pm to see if she will sleep longer but she is like an alarm clock and wakes up at 4:30. i hope she keeps this up she was abit fussy today it took me ages to get her to sleep after her afternoon feed i think she was over tired and abit windy.

    i hope everyone is doing well.
    take care
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