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    This thread is for parents who's baby was born in December 2005.

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    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
    Is Feeding Your Baby Taking Too Much Time?
    Bottlefeeding General Chatter
    Feeding Your Baby
    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.

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

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

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    Catch up with your old thread HERE.

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    Hey girls

    Swimming lesson day today, from now on it's Wednesday until the end of term. Most of my Mums' group (we had a mini-group) are going to the same class, so it will be good to catch up with everyone. It'll be fun to see how much some of the bubs have grown in the last couple of months. DP is a bit disappointed he doesn't get to go to the class anymore, since it isn't on a Saturday and I'm a bit disappointed that we get a different teacher now, but it'll still be fun. Probably good for Lucy to have a change, she's kind of used to what we've been doing.

    Took Lucy to the library again yesterday and we chose some new books and a Play School CD that we're listening to in the car. She loves it when I sing along. Poor child, obviously tone deaf!

    Jen - I think childcare is great for socialising kids. It's me that can't bear leaving her atm! Poor Lucy, she's probably going to be stunted! Altho, I try really hard to take her along to things with other kids so hopefully that makes up for it. If I was expecting #2 I'd be making an effort to give Lucy some time away as well. You'll need it soon!

    Liz - Tallon will soon have a little playmate around for him all of the time I hope! I know it'll be a little while b4 they can 'play', but I'm sure Chloe can tell you how long it takes for them to interact.

    Em - how are you going with Abby's sleeping? Hope it's a bit better. Lucy woke up a few times last night 'cause she was hot. Thankfully only once after we went to bed. Once I sat in the lounge in front of the air con with her she went back to sleep really quickly. Didn't want a feed until after 6am, bliss!

    Must go, lunch to pack, shower to have and then off to playgroup and swimming.

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    Hiya All.
    How is everyone and bubs???
    I am fantastic, but our weekend away didn't go anything like we hoped it would.
    Friday night we were too tired to DTD, so we went to sleep around 9pm. Saturday was good, we had lunch with my uncles and aunty and cousin and my mum and grandma. It was so good to see everyone. Saturday night we were supposed to go to my uncles 50th but I ended up in the emergency room at Bundaberg Hospital with Cailan. He had a swollen ear and it was so red and hot. It was huge, about 5 times bigger than his other ear and it poked out so much, like Dumbo. The poor little darling, he was pulling on it and I had no idea what was wrong, I thought that he had been bitten by something. Anyway about 5 hours later and after seeing 3 Drs and one of them was a paed, she ended up checking with the top paed, they concluded that he had an infection in the skin of his ear and then they debated whether or not they should admit him and give him IV antibiotics. They decided that we could go but we had to go back in the morning for the top paed to see him. He said that Cailan had most likely scratched himself and then some bacteria had gotten into the skin and caused an infection. he was worried that if it didn't go down a little with the antibiotics they gave me that the infection would spread to the bone behind his ear. It was an emotional night, we ended up getting to the 50th when everyone was leaving. Needless to say we didn't DTD Saturday night either. So I guess we will be waiting until Easter when Tony's parents go away for 5 days. Fingers crossed they decide to go away before that, even just for an overnight motorbike trip!!!
    Well, I think that will be all from me for the moment. My babies are awake so I need to change and feed them.
    Take care everyone and hopefully I can do some personals next post.

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    SHES SLEEPING!!- and its only 8:11pm!

    last night, i got her to sleep by 10:30ish. she carried on like a pork chopp with her eyes half closed and crying and kicking and all that sort of thing. My sister called at 10pm to see how she was going, i told her it was no use, and she said "your gonna have to hold her, she will cry for a few seconds, hold her firm, dont talk to her and just pat her bum" i told her it wouldnt work, tim told her it wouldnt work... and guess what... IT WORKED!!

    It sounds silly, but Abby has not liked being put to bed like this since she was 4 months old. Its near impossible for her to let you even hold her "like a baby", so trying to make her sleep that way has always been just hell really. Well i spose she doesnt mind it now. Thats how my sis has been getting he to sleep the last few days.

    I dont know... i think she might be coming good. My sister (the same sister) said she had a great day today, and wasnt cranky and didnt cry all day. Shes been so cranky and such a hand full for the past week (2 new teeth tho)... but yeah, today she was back to her joyful self and she just went to sleep having a bottle with tim.

    I dont think it will last long... there is another tooth just under the skin, and shes pulling at her ear alot so i dont know... cant wait till these teeth are up. But then i think some of it is her trying to be a bossy boots so im ignoring her tantrums for things.

    Jen- with the CC thing, we tried it (if you could call it that, lasted 15 mins all up, thats when my sis called! LOL) what do you do when you go in there after the set time and she is sitting up the other end of the cot? I dont think she would just lay down again by herself... Did your little one sit and stand up when u were doing CC?

    Hey Steph- so sorry to hear that you have been having a rough time of it. How is Cailan going now?

    Ok, well im going to make use of the extra time Abby has given us tonight.. starting with some fruit and ice-cream, followed by some "quality time" with my georgeous Tim.

    (BTW- i soooooooo cant wait for valentines day!! whats everyone doing? anyone got any good ideas??)

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    Hi girls,
    Well Brad had his first day of big school yesterday and was asleep on the lounge by 5.15pm. I think they must have worn him out!!!!! He said he had a great time and was excited in the morning before we left as he was today also. I have highlighted on a a calander all the school days for the year where he crosses them off and any other things he is going to like parties/birthdays etc... ATM he likes the look of all the school days...but give it time i think he may change his mind.

    Liam has his 12 month clinic visit tommorow so we will see how that goes. My friend is having her bubs check up today and i reckon he will beat Liam on length and weight, and he is only 4 months .

    Ok gotta dash need to get ready for work and drop Liam at mums.

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    Hey guys!

    Emz - yay for Abby sleeping for you! Sounds like it was her teeth bothering her. Poor little mite. Just keep giving cuddles, and it'll pass. I can't put Tallon in his cot awake, coz he just flips over and sits himself up, and then stands up and cries. So I dunno how controlled crying works either LOL. I'd have to strap him down.. and that'd be even MORE cruel! hehehe. If he's very tired, he will lie still on our bed and go off to sleep. Which is why i can't wait until I can put him in a normal single bed, so I can lie down with him, and then leave him there.

    Kas - Glad to hear Brad likes school! LOL at him crashing out on the lounge. At least he's not disillusioned about how often he has to go to school.. some kids come home and think that's it.. and are horrified to learn they have to keep going back! LOL.

    Well.. Tallon slept from 9.30 until 7.00am .. not last night.. the night before. I was quite amazed to wake up, and it be morning, and having him still in his room! Of course, he didn't repeat it last night LOL. He came to our bed at 3.30. But he's definitely improving We actually miss him if he isn't in our bed LOL.

    He's having a good sleep on our bed right now.. and I've got so much work done! Yay!

    Have a great day girls

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    Hi girls

    How's everyoyne going?

    Em - sounds like the sleeping hassles might pass once the teeth are thru and she gets used to going to sleep being cuddled again. Lucy was cuddled from birth and then didn't want to be for a little while, b4 going back to being cuddled as well. Same as Abby when she gets upset in the cot. She's always standing up when I go in. As soon as I pick her up she snuggles into me and closes her eyes.

    Liz - how are you going? Looking forward to seeing little Tallon next week and you too, of course! LOL Tell me you're putting him in his spotty nappy! How amazing to get such a great night of sleep. Bit your bbs knew about it! Lucy woke up once last night and heaps the night before, but this morning there's a tooth thru (her third!) next to the bottom two she already has. Plus the night before was that really hot night, and as soon as I sat in front of the aircon with her she was out like a light. Damn sleep-deprived brain didn't think of that the first two times...

    Kas - good on Brad for doing so well at school. Did you shed any tears after you left him? Don't worry, I have a friend who's baby was bigger than Lucy almost from the time he was born and she's two and a half months older. He now weighs over 12kg and he's 8 mths!!! Better not to be carrying a baby that heavy around, I say. At least by the time Liam is that big he'll be walking! Just a couple of weeks until his bday - wow!

    Steph - poor Cailan, that sounds so nasty! I know someone who's little boy had a similar thing on his face and they put him in hospital for three days. Poor little guy was a toddler and didn't feel sick so was climbing the walls by the end. So was his Mum. I hope your iLs take that overnight trip sometime soon for your sake!

    Well, I had a rotten day yesterday. Swimming wasn't anywhere near as much fun as it normally is, half of the little ones were yelling and crying for most of the lesson. Not Lucy, but only she and one other didn't cry and were happy to play along with the games. New instructor, who I didn't like quite as much, and not as much physical play as Lucy is used to. Too much floating, which she hates! I guess I'll give it another week or so to see if it picks up, being the first week back some haven't been for a couple of months. I would like to try to get into the Saturday class again, so we'll see. We're also having issues with our real estate agent (took over last year and have been nothing but trouble, we've been here for four years so you'd think they'd realise we're good tenants!) and *&^% bank charged a whole heap of fees on an account I don't use and put it in the red. And stupid MiL sent an email to DP in which she complained Lucy was too tired in the evening last time she visited when it was her that was half an hour late and upsets Lucy by getting in her face and smothering her!

    Today is much better, went into the bank and they closed the account and waived the fees. Yay! Sent a letter to our landlord and the agent to try to straighten out the situation and explain what happened so they don't get the agent's lies and nothing else. DP will ring our landlord on the weekend to talk about it. DP is going to call MiL tonight to tell her it's the evenings or nothing and that her manner with Lucy is what makes her cry and not that she's tired (Lucy is obviously a great judge of character!).

    Enough whingeing for now! Must go and sort out some washing and get a few work calls done b4 DP comes home. Hope all Mums and bubs are well.

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    hehe Jen - if it's hot - I'll leave Tallon in his little tarzan nappy just for you LOL. One reason to want a girl this time, is so I can show off the nappies under skirts! hehe. Tallon's are always covered up by pants.

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    Hi girls,

    I have been flat out today sorting out things for purchasing a block of land etc and plans for a house and all that, Gosh it is so stressful sometimes especially when you are trying to do too much all at once!!!! Anyway thats my winge.LOL

    Ok so it was Tayneesha's first day at Daycare today i dropped her off at 9.30 am after she had a morning sleep and all happy etc and playful, took her in there and off she went like a rocket playing with all the other kids etc. I stayed for a bit and played as well with her and as soon as i thought she was settled and playing with kids and toys i left. I made the mistake of turning around and looking back though, and i could see her crawling to the door to say Mummy where are you going? I got to the front and Burst into tears, i felt like a real goose!!!! The lady told me it is totally normal and all mothers go through it etc. Anyway i got home and called them to make sure she was all ok and she put the phone to tayneesha and she was laughing and playing like it didn't bother her at all. PEACE OF MIND FOR ME!!!!

    So after all the worry the tears and the guilt i finally realised when i picked her up at 4.00pm that she had a blast and didn't really want to go home still! She was exhausted though and i got her home adn she had a sleep for 1/2 hr then had dinner a bath, playtime and a book read to her, teeth brush time and asleep by 7.30pm the normal routine. I can't believe that it did not effect her at all and she is still in the same night routine, i thought all the stimulation all day it would be a difficult night, how wrong am i. So i am now all for daycares if you really need to use them. But a big congrats to my DD for being a big girl and surviving daycare for the first day

    Emz - With the controlled crying i found it hard to be honest with you, but i had to do it to get her into the routine she is into now.
    Yes she would sit up and stand at the end of the cot screaming the house down etc. I let her do this for 3mins to start off with then went into her room and lied her back down, and i did not speak to her. I then sat in the chair next to the cot for a while and did not look at her or talk to her and each time she kept getting up i would lye her back down. I then would leave the room and let her cry again for 4 mins then reapeat the process, then again for 5 mins and repeat. She finally wore herself out and settled and went to sleep. The second night i did the same thing but this time i sat on the floor with my head to the ground and did not look at her etc, i would reapeat the process ie - when she got up i would lie her back down but no speaking at all to her or comforting, i moved further away to be near the door each time, once again she finally settled and went to sleep. Night three she new what to expect and it was not too bad at all, a little bit of a whinge and cry and sitting up but i hust reapeated the process and by night 4 she was fine to put to bed no screaming or anything so i cuddled her and made a fuss etc put her in the cot stroked her forehead for a bit and when her eyes were closed but not completely asleep i would leave the room.

    Your sister has the right idea maybe you could use her as a support person for cuddles to you as she might understand a bit better than your man. My DH was good but thought i was being over dramatic with myself crying....

    EMZ I WAS IN TEARS DOING THIS MYSELF BUT IT DID WORK FOR ME, IT DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE THOUGH BUT IF YOU WANT TO TRY IT YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG AND PERSISTANT IT IS HARD TO HERE YOUR LITTLE ONE CRY AND ALL OF THAT. IUKWIM!

    The good thing now though is that she is in bed by 7.30 pm every night and goes to sleep in her cot by herself after a few cuddles and kisses and doesn't wake till 6 -7 am in the morning! She has been doing this for some time now. With her teeth if they are aggrivating her i will give her 2ml of nurofen before bed and she seems to be fine during the night time. There have been some nights were she will wake once in the night but she either resettles herself or i go and put her dummy back in and she goes straight back to sleep.

    Hope this helps for you and good luck, i really feel for you and i can understand how frustrating it must be for you as well as the lack of sleep, sometimes you just want to run away and hide. :hugs:

    To everyone else, i hope all is well and i will post later i just have a heap of stuff happening all at once this week so i hope to post again tomorrow some time if not soon.

    Take care and BBL

    Jen

    Gosh that was a LONG LONG POST sorry for it being so long!!

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    I don't know where all my time is going ATM?!?!?! I just don't find the time to visit as much as before.

    Liam had his check up and is still way off the bottom the charts but following his own curve, which is still good! He is now- 7.35kg bare weight, 66.5cm long and a head circ of 43.7cm. I was joking with the lady that i need to tie him to the bed each night to help stretch him as she said (once again) that if he didn't have marked improvement by next visit at the end of march i should revisit GP/Pead. I think Liam will just decide to have a growth spurt when he is well and truly ready.

    Ok bed is calling for Liam....routine way out today!!!! BBL for personals

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    Hi Girls,

    Been quiet in here for a while! Well we have good news in that tayneesha is walking slowly ! She thinks she is so smart and the cheeky grin and smile on her face is priceless when she is walking towards us!

    She loves daycare and everything else is going really good with her.

    I hope all is well for everyone else and BBL!

    Take care
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    Well hello girls! I have been very very naughty and missing in action for quite a while.

    I am now pregnant with No3 and due in July, but that is about all that is new with me.

    I will sit down and read everyon's posts properly over the day and type a proper Reply!

    Take care everyone!

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    Hi Relle!!! Glad I guilted you into popping in briefly!! LOL Only kidding... If it makes you feel any better, there are a few others we haven't heard from for a while either that I wonder about... (Dach? Kazz?)

    How's the pg going? Will you be finding out boy or girl this time?? What about the rest of your life? Are you still studying? I see from your profile you are back at home, hope you're enjoying it and the boys!

    A big hand to Tayneesha for walking - Yay!!! She must be very proud of herself.

    Kas - I'm sure Liam is exactly the size Liam is meant to be. And such a cutie too!

    We went to an ABA meet-up yesterday morning on PND and bf. Went along with a gf who has PND, so I hope she found it supportive. Anyway, lots of littlies there and apparently one little boy who's 3 hit Lucy. His poor Mum was in tears (she just had another baby 2 wks ago, thought she was doing well to be there!), Lucy didn't utter a squeak! I told her not to worry, I'm sure Lucy hurt herself a lot more than he could (ie DP let her crawl off the bed on the weekend - not watching her - and she has the bruises to show!). Poor little guy was obviously trying to get some attention and apparently he's been doing it a bit since his little brother was born. His Mum tried to tell him it was wrong and he'd hurt her, etc, etc, but I think he was more upset when he saw her crying. He made a real effort after that, kept going over to Lucy and cuddling and kissing her (praised every time for being so nice, so that probably helped). I kept an eye on them so his Mum could go and sit down. Poor Lucy was probably wondering why he was smothering her in kisses for the next hour!! Plus, Lucy is so keen on getting into things with all the bigger kids I figure she's going to have to learn how to look after herself a bit. I can't seem to stop her!

    Anyhoo, it's getting way late for me to have not had a shower, so I'd better go and do so!!

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    Hi All.
    Congrats Relle! Baby no 3. You're in for a fun time. What are you hoping for? Is Campbell toilet trained at all?
    Yay for Tayneesha walking, clever little thing isn't she???
    Jen13, Lucy sounds pretty tough to me, Cailan is such a sooky-lala sometimes, I know I have a clinger with him. DS1 takes a toy off him and he howls like he has been hurt badly. It is cute but I am forever running to him and finding him sitting on the floor in perfect condition and DS1 passing him another toy.
    Well, I am getting my tubal ligation reversed. I am not sure when but it will have to be soon, OB told me that sometimes after a year of having them clipped they can break and the surgery to reverse and fix them isn't always successful.
    DS1 has taken to frightening Cailan, he yells out rahhh! and Cailan just starts screaming his lungs out. He is so scared he starts sobbing. I can't get it through to DS1 that it's not nice to do. DS2 has his first shiner, he has a habit of climbing onto the kitchen table and I am forever chasing him off. Last night he climbed on to the chair but he pulled the chair out too far and when he tried to get onto the table the poor little man fell forward and hit his eye and forehead on the table edge. He has a small cut above his eye and his eyelid is starting to bruise this morning, it is only light pinkish purple right now but i think it is going to get darker. The silly thing is that you would think he would have gotten the idea that climbing on the table is dangerous (and naughty after all the times I chase him off and tell him he is naguhty) but within 10 minutes of falling he was trying to climb back up there!!! Sometimes they are so fearless.
    Well, I am off now, I have lost just over 20 kilos now. Still losing, a couple of weeks with no loss ando ne with a gain, the trip to Bundy I didn't follow my diet so well. Oh well, getting back into it now!! We walk 6 kms every day. Bye for now, hope all mums and bubs are happy and healthy.
    Ps Kas, there is a car up here with your name on the number plate. When I see it next I will find out the make. Any preferences? lol

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    Hey guys.

    hehe at Lucy being such a toughy. Tallon's pretty resilient unless he's tired. Then he's a bit of a sook. The poor mum tho, she would have tired and stressed.

    Well, we're slowly getting htere with the walking. He's much more flat footed now, which I'm taking as a sign that he's getting there too. He stands without holding on, but doesn't realise it.. its when he goes to sign something, or if he's holding something with 2 hands. hehe.

    Signing - he knows when to sign, just doesn't co-ordinate the signs yet iykwim. He signs everything by putting his fingers together in the 'more' sign. hehe. It's so cute tho. We're working on signing 'please' at the moment, since he's conveniently forgotten saying 'ta' lately. But I love the way he brings his hands together to try and say what he wants. hehe.

    Steph - I hope your reversal is successful. And wow at your weightloss! well done!

    OK.. gotta go.. he woke up and hes on our bed. cya!

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    Hi girls

    Great to see you yesterday, Liz, and Tallon. He's growing up so fast!!! I forgot to check out his tarzan nappy though! I put some photos up on my website, very cute. Tallon was a bit concerned about Lucy's advances, as you can tell.

    Steph - huge congrats on your weight loss!!! That's incredible, you should be very proud of yourself. Poor old Cailan, being scared by Archer. He's not going to be a sooky-lala for long with two big brothers! One day he'll turn around and stand up for himself and they'll get the shock of their lives. When are you going to have your reversal? Is it for mainly health reasons or do you think you might be tempted to try for #4? Sorry if too many qns.

    Jen - how are you and Tayneesha going? I bet she's having a ball in day care. Does she have any little friends that she particularly likes yet? Are you going to find out if #2 is pink or blue?? I'm hopeless at holding out, I was just dying to know with Lucy!

    Relle - hope you're still keeping an eye on us! Make sure you pop back in after your scan next week to let us know if #3 is a little brother or little sister for Campbell and Cooper.

    Kas - hi matey, hope you and the boys are doing well.

    Hi to everyone else, hope you're all doing well.

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    LOL - omg that photo is classic Jen! LMAO.

    Gotta run - got swimming at 10.. and I'm still in my pj's! eek!

    Be back later girls

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