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    Well we had another bad day yesterday Amelie just didnt want to sleep or play on her own so I had her in my arms most of the day. To make things worse my DH has gone away for two days so I had my first night alone. She was fine though just stuck to her normal routine but it was lonely.

    I also got a call today from DH and he is staying an extra night and they want him to work fly in fly out now as they are having big problems at the site he is on. He normally works in Perth and goes away just every few months so I am pretty upset at thought of being alone as we didnt want him to be working away when we had a family and she is only 6 weeks old and he is already having to go away.
    He may have to look for another job if they wont accept that he cant do it forever. Cant stop the tears flowing today.


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    Well, didn't end up calling ABA as Josh seems to have settled down and is not wriggling much anymore. Last night it was back to waking during the night - I knew an overnighter 2 nights in a row would be too good to be true He woke at 2am for a feed and then again at 4:30am. He has been sleeping most of the day as well. He was awake for a little while earlier on but quite content in his pram looking around.

    Kristale - hope that work situation becomes better for your family.

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    kristale - I hope your DH can work something out with his job. It must be hard having to do it all on your own. Especially while bub is still so young.

    laranna - I put Emily down to bed awake. I always fed Nina to sleep. Not by choice, but she was always a sleepy baby. But Emily is the opposite. I haven't had to rock her, or feed her to sleep yet.

    blanche - hope the infancol works for you guys.

    lulu - that sounds exactly what Nina was like! Huge I know exactly what you're going through.
    We do bath the girls together. Nina is pretty full on, but when Emily is in the bath with her, she's very gentle and likes to help us wash her.

    Well Emily has been alot more awake during the days now as well. But more settled than she was. I feel as though the growth spurt is over with.
    Better go organise dinner, I've been a slacker tonight, nothing is prepared yet.

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    Morning all,

    popping in again while I've got the chance. I can't believe how fast the time is going with our bubs. before we know it, they'll be rolling then, crawling then running round the house after us!

    After an awful night Tues with 16mo DS (bad case of croup) last night was (touch wood) the dream of all nights with both kids SLEEPING THROUGH!!!! Still can't believe it myself although I'm sure it is only short lived. Fed Macey last night at 4pm, 7pm, 9pm then gave her 100ml formula at 10:30pm and she drank all that too! Was worried that with such a full belly, she'd end up vomiting it back up again but she managed to keep it all in and then snoozed for the rest of the night. Was up & going with both kids awake by 6:30am but was fabulous to get a decent chunck of sleep for a change.

    so we're off to a good start today with both kids fed breakfast and back in bed so I can have a peaceful uninterrupted shower!

    off to the gym this morning with the 2 kiddies. a young mum here is town who is also an aust champion triathlete runs "mum & bub squad" sessions where we do a 45min gym circuit with the kids in the same room as us so you can stop at any time to put a a dummy back in. some mums have even been seen doing thier squats with the bub sitting in the Baby Bjorn carriers.

    as I'm only mnagingt o go once a week, I'm not sure how much its helping my fitness and weight loss but at least its an excuse to get out of the house and do something for me.

    sorry to hear about the colic-y bubs in the group. My DS was a terrible bub with colic- would really upset him. I tried all the remedies on the market. in the end the only things that seemed to help was to keep him lying flat for a good 5-10mins after finishing his feed before i sat him up. they say it helps for all the little bubbles of air in his belly to form one big bubble that then comes straight up as a burp once they'd sit up.

    another suggestion for the bubs that are unsettled is to maybe have them seen by a chiropractor that specialises in treating babies. With DS I didn't know it could help until he was nearly 10 weeks old and by stage, we'd nearly seen the worst by then. with Macey this time round, I had her seen when she was 10days old and has been so much happier ever since.

    I have always beena big sceptic of chiro's but wouldn't hesitate taking the kids to see them now- absolutely no bone crunching gets done and doesn't even seem to upset them at all but can make a massive doifference to their temperement afterwards.

    anyway there only suggestions but I hope it helps some of you.

    ok need to run, can hear macey waking for a feed. have a great day.

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    woohoo Macey on sleeping through! Clever little chicken you are It must have been a night for it, cause Emily last fed at 9pm, then slept till 7am this morning! But Nina is cutting her 2 year molars, so at around midnight she woke up screaming the house down and wanting daddy (thank god she didn't want me, I enjoyed my uninterrupted sleep!!) But luckily she went straight back to sleep after some Panadol.

    Beck, once a week is better than nothing with the gym. Plus you'd be amazed how much energy you're burning at home looking after 2 kids. Good luck with it. Are you hoping to lose some weight, or just tone up? I've started a new diet, and aiming to lose 15kg by summer, or at least just before summer hits. I've lost 15kg since having Emily, so am at a lower weight than pre-pregnancy. But I'd really like to lose that extra 15kg I'm carrying.
    DH was telling me of a guy he works with has a 10 week old baby, who has really bad reflux apparently. They've tried everything on the market, but nothing has worked. His MIL has had to move in with them for a while to help out. I heard that chiropractors sometimes work, so told dh to tell his workmate about it. Hopefully if they give it a go, it works for them. It must be hard having a windy baby.

    How was everyone else's night? Is it just me, or is everyone else feeling that things are getting better now with bubs? I feel between 3 and 5 weeks were by far the worst. I even considered putting Emily on a bottle as I was just so tired. But things have improved, and I'm glad I stuck with b/f.

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    Beckstar - I agree with you 100% on the chiro thing. I took Isabelle to one after all the "convention" methods had failed and the difference in her was amazing. I've actually made an appointment for Elena - only trouble is the one I took Izzy to is 200kms away, so its going to be a big day. There are so many dodgy ones out there though that I'd rather go for a road trip than trust someone I've not had recommended to me. Yay on Macey sleeping through for you, and good on you for going to the gym even once a week. That sounds like the perfect set up. I've been wanting to go but am not ready to leave Elena (or Iz for that matter) in a creche so you've definitely got a great opportunity.

    Jodi - yay for you too with the sleep through and brilliant on the weight loss. I've lost about the same (only put on 3.5 kgs with Elena) but have another 15 to 18kgs to lose. Going to have to do mine through diet and just walking for the time being, but am going to try to get into the pool soon too. I'm just SO hungry all the time though. I know its the bfeeding but I feel out of control. Are you like that? Poor Nina with her sore tooth. I hope it pops through quickly and gives her some relief.

    Kristale - sorry about your DH's work. I've got a few friends whose other halves work on the mines and they find it pretty tough so big hugs for you. Hopefully he'll be back to a Perth base very very soon.

    Laranna - great news that Josh is settling down with his feeding. That's a shame about the nights though. I always feel like I'm going to jinx it when I get happy about a long feed!! Not too bad though to sleep through until 2.30 pm.

    I'm not ready to say things are getting better yet. Elena has been getting progressively more unsettled over the last couple of weeks so I am starting to think its more than colic. Hopefully the magic chiropractor witch doctor can do his magic on her. She is having a "long" sleep at night - 5 hours after a feed is as long as it gets, but then she seems to want to feed every 2 hours after that. I've tried distracting her because I'm not convinced she's hungry but nothing works.

    Anyway, off to pick my Mum up now. She's got her car in for service and is spending the day with me. If I was sensible I'd spend the day in bed and let Granma entertain Izzy, but I think I'll take advantage of a second pair of hands and do the shopping instead. Have a good day everyone.

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    Beck - YAY on sleeping through! With the gym, I reckon once a week is better than nothing and every little bit helps. Keep it up and as you say at the very least it is giving yourself something to do.

    Jodi - I agree, Josh seems a bit more content now even though he does have his moments. In the early days I also had thoughts of going to bottle but that was mainly because of my worries with his weight gains. Actually got a bit grumpy with DP last night because he suggested that maybe we just give him a bottle in the evening. I flat out refused because I am determined to exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months.

    Lulu - I jinxed myself as Josh is still a bit squirmy in his feeds again. Not as bad but still doing it. Hope the chiropractor can work some magic for you.

    Josh was unsettled after his 10pm feed last night. Every time I would settle him, I'd hope back into bed, get comfy and he would cry again. I think he was teasing me! He finally settled around 12:30/1am and woke again at 2:30 for a feed and then again at 5:30, then 8:30 and is now peacefully sleeping after doing some really noisy farts/poops!

    Got my 6 week check with the ob today so after this I will be able to drive. My car insurance needs a letter saying I am good to go. Physically I am feeling great after the c-section. Can't believe it's been nearly 2 months since I drove a car.

    Josh has his 6-8 week check with the nurse and GP next week, well he'll be 7 weeks. Fingers crossed he has gained enough weight to satisfy the nurse. Since taking fenugreek I feel like my supply is ok based on Josh's output etc. It's just his weight gains. I never thought this would all be so worrying!

    Anyway, I am off to have a shower while Joshy is sleeping.

    Have a great day girls

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