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    Cass...that's great that Izzy is doing so well!! Way to go!! Where in Brissy are you?? I meant to ask you the other day.

    Rachel, Oskar does that sometimes...and he grunts and shakes his head around a bit then kinda half sucks and spits it out again. Sometimes I've found it's when he's really tired and sometimes he has wind...other times I think he's just being a male...lol.

    Karina, that's so cool that you got given the beanie. I think that Oskar will play for around 10 -15 mins before he's over it at the moment...but he is still only little so he's probably thinking ...leave me alone dammit...lol. Do you wanna talk about your DH at all?? Feel free to email me (email addy is in my profile), if I'm online I'm happy to talk on MSN as well.



    OMG...yes, Oskar squeezes my boob too and rubs his hand across it, so cute except when he gets a nail dug in too much. How fast do their nails grow!!! I have found that Oskar is seeming to have one longer sleep at night and going 5 - 6 hrs between his feed..the unfortunate thing is he's doing it from somewhere between 5 and 7pm...doh!! I bath him with the lavender bath and he smells so lovely after it. Oh...tonight I waited till Andy got home so they could have a bath together...pmsl though cos Oskar pooped in the bath!!! I couldn't stop laughing cos Andy keeps joking about it saying to me it would be funny if he pooped in the bath with me (cos he's peed)...so Kharma got him good and proper!!!

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    Hi Everyone
    WOw its been so long since i have posted.
    Things have been so hectic. I cant believe our babies are growing so quickly, Kaiden was 6 weeks on monday.
    He has been quite unsettled ons ome days but today is was an angel, im hoping it continues through the night, I still dont get a 5 hr straight sleep from him, i cant wait till that happens.
    I dont have time to indivdual post but i hope everyone is doing well, sounds like we are all in the same situation with unsettled little ones.
    I am still feeding Kaiden 2.5hrly during the day and 4hrly at night.
    He has something in his eye which apprently is embedded, i wish they had of taken it out when i first said something to the nurse, so now waiting on the Paed to talk to the Eye Dr to let me know what to do.. AHhh.. The object in his eye isnt irrating K though which is good.
    K is still throwing up every feed its a messy process and im hoping it will stop one day.

    Anyway bed time now. Will try and have a good chat on computer soon.

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    hi all. I am very envious of those of you who aregetting 5 hours of sleep or more at night! Nic is going 3 hourly, sometimes 4 at a stretch at night. We are trying to give him a 'dream feed' at about 11pm to get him to go through, but he usually only gets to about 3am. He is a bit miserable lately with his reflux. The medication seems to be helping with the pain, but he chucks constantly and last night I think he inhaled some of his milk he bought up and spent the next half an hour coughing up phlem, poor love. I am still waiting on a smile from the little bugger, but I love him to bits and when he stares into my eyes, I get all emotional.

    Has anyone given their bubs a massage? I want to start massaging Nic, but he doesn't like to have his clothes off for too long yet. I may have to wait until he is bit older, but I thought it might help with his reflux.

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    Sonia, I hope that they fix up Kaiden's eye asap!

    Jo, I haven't done the massage thing yet, but I am unsure of when you can do it. I vaguely remember reading something about not doing it when they're too young cos it overstimulates or something?? I don't know I wish I knew where I read it so I could go and read it again to get my facts straight...you know when you read something then can't remember properly what you read and get facts mixed together...*sighs*. Nicholas will sleep longer as he gets a bit bigger I'm sure. Oskar has only done it once or twice. He feeds a LOT during the day and average 4 hours at night.

    Gotta go and wash my hair...I put a colour in it...have Andy trying to keep Oskar settled at the moment which is semi successful, but I can't stand the greys anymore!!!!!

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    Cass - LOL, i certainly can't blame the behaviour on grace being too male! I am always having to trim Graces nails, she scratches her face if I don't get onto them straight away. Oh, your poor DH, but funny. My DH got poo squirted at him again this morning! It hit the carpet and the tall boy which is over a metre away! Grace just lies there calmly afterwards as if she is quietly enjoying the mess she just made!

    Sonia - good to hear from you. I hope they sort Kaidens eye out soon, poor little thing. At least it isn't bothering him at all. Grace still chucks a bit after a feed too, have learnt not to put good clothes on if going out until about to walk out the door!

    Jo - I too get emotional when Grace stares into my eyes, it is so gorgeous, you can just feel that emotional charge and connection between the two of you. The smiles are gorgeous, I can't get enough of them. Grace now makes a lot of noises when we are having play time on the floor - baby talk i call it - and sometimes when she does a massive smile she also lets out a little scream like she is laughing, it is SO cute. We are trying to capture it on the video camera but we are always too slow. We give Grace a massage after her bath just with some J&J bedtime lotion. She loves it and just lies there quietly. We started doing it because we have to massage her R ankle to straighten out the mild talipes that she has and we just did more because it felt weird only massaging a foot! I was never told not to do it too young, i was told it was good but to only do it when they are awake, not asleep as they will wake up and I suppose that is where the overstimulation comes from. Mind you Grace loves to have her clothes off, especially her nappy, I think if it was up to her she wouldn't wear any!

    Grace is still fussing during her feeds, especially on the right. At times I have to hold her on so that she keeps sucking to get the letdown, once she gets that she is happy again and feeds well (usually) but i feel horrible having to hold her on, she kicks her legs and flaps her arms around. I have tried expressing after the late feed for the last 2 nights and have really struggled to get any milk out of my right side, i can hand express some out so i know there is milk in there, ijust can't get to it with the pump. I'm finding it really upsetting at night as only a couple of weeks ago i was expressing and getting 70mls a time and now i'm struggling to get 30mls and most of that is from the left. Any suggestions? I tried a warm compress on my breast but it didn't help. I'm worried that if she keeps fussing on the right that it won't get stimulated enough and the milk supply will decrease and then we'll be in trouble. I was going to try expressing at a different time today to see if that helped but Grace didn't want to go down after her feed so I had to put her in the sling and there is no way possible that I could express with her in the sling and we are out tonight. I suppose I will just keep persisting. This will teach me for putting off expressing, but I hate it, my breasts are always tender afterwards, it's not like feeding at all. Oh well, take care.

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    wow what a week. Ariya and I ended up with DS coldwhich was pretty hideous. Luckily Ariya didn't get it as bad as DS but we had 2 nights where she was so distressed because she couldn't breathe. She is almost back to her normal self now though. Just spent two hours happily cooing on the floor and in her bouncer abd then just quietly dropped off to sleep - just beautiful.

    We had her 6wk check yesterday. She is now 5.2kg so 1.3kg more than birth weight and 57cm long (5cm since birth) We are a little worried she might have a turned eye but we will see how it is going at 12wks. Anyone else getting the rotovirus vaccination? we are thinking about it as I am always bringing it home being a teacher adn Ariya is not going to get any immunity from my BM as I don't have any immunity.
    Rachel- Ariya has a fav booby too and I barely express anything out of the one she dislikes, it has a much slower flow and I don't think she likes lying on that side of her body as she has been fussy at it since birth. I was actually wondering if I was making any milk at all from that side as it has a differnt feel altogether when she feeds. I did a bit of research and drank heaps of water between feeds and made sure I was really relaxed when I was feeding and expresing from that side and it now seems to be filling up again. She is still fussy and it is a pia to feed her from that side esp when out in public but I guess it can only get better. When expressing try expressing near grace and think about her to get your let down happening. have you got a hand pump or electric? If you have a hand pump try doing quick little pumps at first and then slower rythmic pumps to mimic feeding, you could also try expressing while feeding Grace in the football hold.

    Sonia - goodness hope you can get Kaiden eye sorted outb soon

    JoMarie - Ariya doesn't always give us that much sleep her usual is between 4-5 but is sometimes only 2-3. She feeds every 1.5-2.5during the day but it is still quite hot here and I figure I'm drinking all day so I can't really argue with her. I found it interesting at an ABA meeting I went to the other day they had some tums balls - they showed how big a babies stomach is and why it's importnat for them to feed so often. I try to keep it in mind when I feel like Ariya is feeding constantly - but it is hard not to get frustrated. Hope the bottle feeding works out better for you both and don't feel bad, Nicholas got a good couple of weeks of BM and it is so much more important that you two are comfortable.

    Karina - Ariya sometimes wakes up happy and will play for an hour or more happily but there will be grumbling in between where we will more her from her bouncer to the floor or something. Other times she will only go 5mins and want to be picked up constantly. i have to do something about getting her into a good daytime routine as she catnaps during the day and is awake most of the time which makes for a grumpy baby and grumpt mum.

    Cass-sounds like Izzy is doing really well Congrats.

    Ozziehoffy - woohoo that makes 3 QLD-ers we should all try to catch up as we visit brissie quite often we are down again in June.PM me and maybe all the brissie march bubs can catch up??

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    Ok,finally uploaded some photos of Ariya, hope this is right but I think the web address is http://www.photoshopshowcase.com/Vie...AID=25647&AT=1. let me know if it doesn't work - I've never used one of these before. have a good night everyone

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    Hi everyone,
    have had a bit of a break from internet as we changed providers and now have cable internet for the same price as a much slower broadband (and a much higher download limit, yay!) We also took the plunge and decided to get Foxtel. It's a bit of a luxury but we don't spend a lot on entertainment and thought it would be a good thing for me to have at home; I turn it on when i'm feeding S and during the night it helps to keep me awake!! The number of times I've fallen asleep when feeding him, and woken up, and he's fallen asleep too - must look so funny (would rather not sleep then tho because I'm scared I'll drop him or something)

    So with the fast internet I've been able to see everyone's photos at last! We have some gorgeous looking babies, don't we?!! Isn't it weird that newborns all look kind of the same for a few days?

    Sarah glad to hear Ariya is feeling better. We have to watch Sebastian's eyes too - both of us wear glasses so we're just going to make sure the CHN and GP keep checking on them.

    Rachel, S loves being naked too! Only, being a boy we have to watch out for wee Hope it gets easier to express from that breast for you soon. I've started to massage S a bit after his baths with some almond oil. There are some exercise classes at our local maternity hospital where they teach baby massage as part of the class - I'm hoping to go along soon.

    Jo, S's dreamfeeds usually only get him through to about 2 am as well. Sometimes he won't even feed at around 10 or 11 so I just change him and put him down and then he'll wake up a bit earlier. I would love for him to sleep a bit longer but I guess I'm lucky that he usually only wakes once a night.

    Sonia, that's no good about Kaiden's eye. The vomitting must be driving you mad as well. Hope that settles down for you soon. How was the wedding down south?

    Ozzie, S pooed in the bath with me in it (DH hasn't had a bath with him yet). It was so yucky, had to have a shower afterwards! I was bathing him in the basin once, and I put him in, he pooed, so I let the water out, and then put him back in , and he pooed again (!) and then as I was filling the basin up for the third time, he did a wee!! But since then he's been kind of OK about not going in the water!

    Karina I play with S for about 5 minutes at a time before I kind of leave him to look at stuff by himself. I usually hang around him though and he sort of lets me know when he's interested in doing something again, we were dancing (DH and I) to some music on the TV yesterday and S thought it was great, kept smiling at us both ... maybe he was just laughing at what bad dancers we are!

    Cass I have to lean back for S's feeds too - when he chokes he gets so upset and cries, such a heartbreaking little cry! Wow, Izzy is growing well!

    Anyway, guess I'd better go - there is an apple pie in the oven with my name on it!! Mum and Dad coming up tomorrow to see their grandson, they haven't seen him in person since he was born, so it will be great for them to see him smiling. Have a good weekend all!

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    Just a quick reply
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    Rachel, sometimes I wonder if they do find these things amusing!! I reckon they do...lol. Like today Oskar wanted to sleep on my chest and as I was walking around with him I looked in the mirror to see his face and he had this tiny little smiley look and I thought yeah you know you get what you want huh!!...lol The only thing I can suggest with the BF is maybe check out the link on BB for some of the tips they have listed there?? I think that Oskar favours the right side a bit more cos he ends up playing a bit more on the left and attaching then letting go then attaching and letting go... there's milk there but I dunno why he does it.

    Sara, what's the rotovirus vaccination?? That's awesome how well Ariya is doing!! There are some gorgeous pics of her!! It'd be great to catch up with you when you come down to Brissy!!

    Hey Caro, how's my little man's birthday buddy Michael going?? How are you going??

    Sasha, they do it sooooo fast too don't they!! It's kinda amusing though.

    Cass, we should do lunch in town or something one day when the kidlets get a little bigger cos at the moment Oskar would want to stay attached to my boob!!

    Well, yesterday it was so nice we decided to drive to Bribie Island and have some lunch. Oskar went to sleep and let me have lunch then decided it was his turn. So, we went and sat on the grass under a big tree in the shade and looked out over the water and he had a feed. Not a big deal really except that it was the first time EVER that I've fed in public...I was soooo proud of myself and I said to Andy if anyone says anything I will tell them it's legal and he has a right to eat!! hehe. Then this morning I decided I wanted to go to the markets which was fun cos I haven't done that for so long. I know where I'm going to buy my plants from later in the year!! Soooo cheap for things like big birds nest ferns and cycads etc compared to the nursery!! Had to cut the markets a bit short though cos it was quite warm and Oskar got thirsty and there was nowhere to sit and feed him so we went back to the car and I fed him there before we went and grabbed some groceries and came home. We've had a busy weekend for the little man. Last night he did a 6 hour stretch, I was very proud of him!! He's been asleep now for almost 3 hours (only cos he was sleeping on me then I transferred him to Andy cos I needed to go to the toilet) so I'm hoping he'll wake up soon so I can bath him, feed him and then he can have a LONG sleep again. I'm a little afraid now though that he's going to have a long sleep now cos he's been asleep so long!! Hope not cos I don't think he'd do it twice in a row in the same night.


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    I must say - March has produced the most gorgeous babies!~!~!~ I've been looking at pics! and I'm in love with all the babies hehe! So cute!

    Cass - Yea sure that sounds good - Izzy's like that! Although went to the pub for dinner the other nigh and she stayed asleep the whole time - which didn't please my friends coz they wanted to hold lol!

    Well done in BF in public! I've done it a few times, but still feel a bit self consious (sp?) some times... Just hate getting the stares!~!~ But like you said it's perfecttly legal and bubs has to eat! I'd rather see a BF baby then a screaming one!

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    Hi everyone.

    Cass - WTG on Oskar’s 6 hour sleep! And your first BF in public. It is quite daunting isn't it? I was really nervous the first time as it can take a bit to get him attached properly and so on, but I think it gets easier doesn't it?

    Sasha - I have dropped off to sleep feeding Nic as well. I can't imagine what it looks like, but luckily I am usually up on my own at that time of the night.

    Sonia – what is the problem with Kaiden’s eye? When my DD was a baby, they thought she had a lazy eye, and we have just kept an eye on it over the years. Last year, we took her to a specialist as I also wear glasses, and he said she has Dwayne’s Syndrome, which looks like a lazy eye, but she actually can’t turn her left eye to the left. It isn’t a muscle thing, it’s a brain thing so there is nothing we can do about it, but it doesn’t affect her day to day, but she will never be a pilot! I hope everything is ok with Kaiden’s.

    Saram – The pics of Ariya are beautiful. She looks like an Angel.

    Rachel – I gave Nicholas his first massage tonight, and he loved it. He was really quiet and wide eyed. As for the expressing, I have only ever been able to express 25mls at a time. I don’t know how to make it any easier, but good luck!

    As for us this week, Nicholas has had a couple of shocking nights. He must of spewed up some milk, then inhaled it, as he was coughing and spluttering and couldn’t breath, his face went bright red! DH ended up taking him into the shower to see if that helped, which it did luckily. He did this two nights in a row, so then we had him in bed with us as I was worried about him. I have taken to giving him 1 BF each day, usually in the late afternoon, so we have some nice quiet time together. Since I stopped fully BF, my BB’s have settled down, and after having two really engorged days (very uncomfortable!!) I found it a lot easier to get him attached. I know my supply is now low, but it is enough to settle him, and I am still happy to keep doing both for now. Tonight, I bathed him, gave him a massage and then a BF and he is sound asleep and has been for a few hours.

    I got 3 smiles today!!! I was so excited, as he has smiled at his daddy, his Grandma and his Parge (Grandfather), and I was beginning to think that he didn’t like me! He gave me the biggest smiles today and I think he is a lot happier now since the medication for his reflux has started to work, and his tummy is full. He has started to finally put on weight, but I will have to weigh him tomorrow to see how much he has put on.

    Hope everyone else is doing well.

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    Hi,

    I haven't posted in this thread before, but my son was born on 11 March so I've been lurking in the background reading your posts! Everything is going ok with us at the moment. We've had major breastfeeding issues, but the pain is a lot less now and I'm hoping one day we can have a pain-free feed! I suppose the other difficulty has been getting used to being a mum and a 24 hour a day servant to the young man. Before the birth, I'd really enjoyed my independence, so it's a bit of an adjustment being at DS's beck and call.

    Caro - I generally burp Joseph by using the over the shoulder method. But what I find works best is to sit him up on my lap and stroke/pat his back. Sometimes, to get a really good burp he needs to lie down first before using one of these positions. As for vomit/possets - Joseph doesn't do either - pretty lucky, huh?

    A quick question - does anyone use a routine to feed their bubs? Our DS had developed night owl tendencies - he'd be awake from about 8pm to 2/3am on a regular basis, which was driving DH & I crazy. But since Saturday, we've put him on a routine where he feeds every 3 hours from 7am to 7pm, then we have his bedtime ritual (bath, massage, feed), then a dream feed at 11pm, then feeding on demand through the night (usually twice). From 7pm to 7am we keep him in his room with the lights turned low so that (hopefully) he'll realise that it's night time. I think it's working, but would be keen to hear whether anyone else uses similar routines.

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    Oh, and the other thing I wanted to ask was... How are you ladies doing with your post-preg weight loss? I started out pretty small, so put on a whopping 20kg during pregnancy. 6 weeks after the birth, I'm about 7 or 8 kilos above my fighting weight and very keen to lose my doughy belly! Thinking of starting back at the gym this week, but very hard to find time!

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    Cass, it's funny how they do the opposite huh! Today we went shopping and Oskar slept for most of it...so unusual!! I'm not complaining cos I got to stroll around instead of rushing off the change his nappy or feed him or something..lol.

    Jo, I hope that Nicholas is ok. I hate it when Oskar does the little spit up thing and then sounds like he can't breathe and is about to choke. I usually pick him up and pat his back.

    Caro, I generally do the over the shoulder and pat on the back for burping. Today my friend told me that the midwife told her that BF bubs don't "need" to be burped. I don't know how true this is cos the other night Oskar did wake up after about half an hour cos he needed to burp. I picked him up, he burped and went back to sleep. I haven't read the post yet, Oskar has decided to wake up but I will get to it.

    Firstkid, welcome. Oskar has always been not a good day sleeper but seems to know when it's night. I am trying to encourage a 5-6 hour sleep each night so I've taken to bathing him around 6 and feeding him around 7 then down for sleeps.

    Got to go, some little man wants my boob NOW!!! lol

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    wow I go away for a couple days and miss so much chatter!

    cass, thanks so much for the offer of the talk. i think we're ok now.
    lol that Oskar pooped in the bath with your Dh, how funny. yay for breastfeeding in public!

    sonia, i hope kaidene eye is ok . the last 6 weeks have gone so fast havent they!

    jomarie, i sometimes massage claire after her bath.. but not often as she also is not so keen on being naked! we're usually still feeding 3-4 hourly at night, really looking forward to when she sleeps through the night!yay on the smiles, arent they just gorgeous!

    rachel,
    someone suggested expressing after a hot shower, but i suppose that would be the same as a warm compress..? I can only get milk if I express by hand, and even then its a very small amount - i get nothing with the pump.

    sarah, wow ariya is growing well. we're not getting the rotovirus vax. I dont even know what it is! we're just going to get the ones the gov tells us to. oooh what beautiful photos youve got.

    bec, how cute that sebastian was smiling and watching you dance! its soo cute when claire smiles too. still trying to get a picture, but i am always too slow!

    caro, we burp using the over shoulder thing. I find it easier than the sitting up position. claire spews sometimes, but its usually aftre i have fed her - say 10-15 minutes after. i'll feed her again if she looks like she wants to.

    firstkid, hello! we dont have too much of a routine yet except that we do a bath in the evening, then feed then put her in bed to sleep. I've lost my pregnancy weight, but i only put on 5kg so i lost it as soon as she wa sborn. i do have the squishy belly though - need to work on that!

    ok, well off to have a shower though - feeling sweaty!

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    Hello all, hope you are all doing well Ariya is having an off day who knows why so trying to post quick. Thanks for the compliments on the photos we thinkshe is just gorgeous but I have to second what someone else said all the March babies are just beautiful, we are all lucky mums!

    Karina - meant to post to you that my DH had a bit of trouble adjusting when we had DS due to the fact that soooo much of my attention went to the baby, not to mention I was too tired to be very romantic and he found BF a little daunting at first. It took maybe 6mths before we had truely adjusted to our new life. This time round he is having problem coping with having 2 kids but I am finding it very amusing as I though I would have trouble not him. Hope things are OK with the two of you.

    Ozzy - love to catch up when we are in Brissie!

    Firstkid - welcome!! i lost 15kg straight up after the birth and I'm now doing battle with the last 15 which is much more determined. I never really lost my belly after #1 so I am much more determined this time. I havr found the secret rto be not to wait until everything else is done, grab a dvd for home or a treadie or something and just jump in. i do my exercise during ari's first sleep in the morning usually in my pj's cause if i wait to get out of them i would never get around to it :-)

    Caro - well done on the BF!!!!!! Keep at it. i had a similar journey wirh DS so if you feel like chatting

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    OK she's gone back to sleep - I really don't know what is going on with her at the moment!

    Jomarie - that is wonderful that you can still have that special BF and that Nicholas is gaining weight now and woohoo on the smiles!

    Ozzy - the roatvirus has just been added to the schedule for babies born after 1 may so we have to pay :-( but rotavirus is that horrible vomiting virus and with me being a teacher and having DS at school we usually get at least 1-2 bouts a year. DS had it twice between the ages of 1-2yrs and it was horrible as I had it as well and it was just a big vomit fest. i am thinking of getting us all immunised :-)

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