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    Shazz ~ WOW @ being diagnosed. That is huge! Good luck at your specialist appt. Do you know any details on how they are going to manage it for you?

    Vic ~ Get to work LOL!!!



    Sheree ~ I know that 550mls isn't heaps and I know that Em is on solids and doesn't have the issues that Lachie does - but Em only has that most days as well. Just so you don't feel like he is completely lagging behind IYKWIM. Maybe the yoghurt is a coincidence. If he's a sweet tooth have you tried him on the Heinz jarred Gel fruits. I found Emerson was great on them at first and you can get them in the organic range I believe. Yay for Lachie sleeping!!

    Sara ~ Didn't you say goodnight to me before 12 lol? I think you did coz I was in bed at 11.30!! I think Meet the Fockers is great! LOL @ being up and down like a yo yo!

    Well its grocery shopping for me today. Also want to go and pick out some new clothes for Emersons photo shoot next week! I want to get some photos printed but may do that tomorrow. I need to fiddle with the ones I've got (red eye etc) and there's over a 100 LMAO. I haven't had any printed in awhile! I've decided to make Tuesdays my scrap booking day as well. Will limit the computer to an hour in the morning and try and get some stuff done. Might even check out ebay like we discussed before Kim and that site you mentioned. I can't wait to get stuck into it. I have so many great photos! Well I better get to editing those photos while Emerson is asleep. Hope you are all having a great day!

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    Hi, just a quick post to let you know I am still around - have had a busy week. Today's my first day at home since last Friday. Have had days out and even stayed at my cousins for a few days to get some Christmas sewing done. (We did nothing!).

    Just want to ask a quick ??

    I may be going back to work full time from the last week in January next year as I have managed to get Kaitlyn into a good child care centre. Is it bad that I am excited about this? Am I a bad mother for wanting the time back to myself and leaving her with strangers for four days a week. My mum will be looking after her for the other day.

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    Nat 550ml was very forced and alot was done in his sleep, very hard to get him to feed while he is awake. Basically the amount we got into him was 345ml awake and even that was a struggle. If Em has 550ml that is great, but atleast you are not fighting with him to have it. The qty bothers me but more sooo does the fight and struggle we have to get it down his throat. I was even forced to syringe it down his throat last night. We do think it was the yoghurt, but time will tell I guess there is nothing else we have changed, I mean I have always fought with him but we normally always eventually get well over the 600ml mark and as per the dietician when we went to hospital she said for his age/weight/length he should be having well over 800-850ml.

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    Sheree ~ I know what you mean about him fighting and I can completely understand how you feel. But what I was trying to get at is that they are recommending he has well over 800ml and Emerson has never had that! I used to stress heaps because Em had at least 200ml BELOW what was recommended and it was Vic who calmed me down and said that is was fine. Just trying to make you feel better and I may not be LOL.

    Leanne ~ Absolutely not!! That is perfectly okay! I always thought I'd be like you and I'm beginning to realise that I'm one of 'those' mothers I *sort of* looked down on... you know that ones that cry about leaving their kids in child care etc - (hit me for sounding judgemental but pre-baby this is how I thought!). Its perfectly normal - please don't feel bad!! Funny that you're feeling bad because you've booked CC and I'm feeling bad because I haven't!! Parenthood is funny isn't it!!! LOL @ not getting any sewing down!

    Change of plans and I'm about to head out to a friends if I can get off here and feed Em first

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    Oh yeah i got into bed at 12...i remember now...i looked at the clock just before i got into bed and it was 11.58pm. By the time had a shower and that after being on MSN it was 12.00am....

    Leanne - I would'nt feel bad at all. Everytime i see a job in the paper that i could apply for i get really excited and want to apply for it. But i know i could'nt. I am going to uni next year so that will be enough. I was looking at a p/t admin job at the Townsville Hospital yesterday and was soooo tempted to apply for it. Uni is going to be enough time away from her. Brent and I are financially ok enough for me not to have to go back too work yet. But it if got too hard i would have no choice. You'll adjust after a little while. But your definetely NOT a bad mother. There are thousands of other women who have felt exactly the same way as your feeling now.

    So is he feeding ok today then sheree?? He should be over it a little bit if you think it was the yoghurt yesterday should'nt he??
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    Vic - Do you mind if i add you too my contacts on MSN?? Do you go on much?

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    Thanks girls. I feel better about it. I don't have my full driver's licence yet (I know I am old), so that's something I'll have to do before then. If work agrees with me returning early it will be a good kick up the butt for me to actually get it. And my mum said that I could borrow some money to buy myself a little car ! That is, until we can afford to pay them back.

    BBL.

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    Ohhh I know you are all trying to make me feel better and only here to help, but we have been struggling for longer then I care to remember now and things really don't improve that much. Vic we have tried everything and more that you have suggested and the only way we have found of late is to lay him flat on his back. But the most successful feed is while he is asleep, just did one then and he drank a whole 120ml, Whahooo. Feeding has been no better today:

    9am 60ml (with struggle)
    9.40am 60ml (fed rest of bottle while he was asleep)
    12.20pm 60ml (with struggle)
    3pm 120ml whahooo (while asleep)

    So I guess my question to you ladies would be if your babies are not drinking more then 600ml, do they drink as little as 60ml or less in one feed? My paed and the dietitican, and my sister (who is a dietician) all agree he should be drinking 800-850ml to keep up with other babies, this is why he dropped well under the 5th percentile. And each feed he would at least throw up 20ml which is alot considering 60ml is only going in at times. This is why I worry too!

    Anyway if he would feed without a fight I would certainly be happier, we have to scheme to get him to feed, it is just a never ending battle.

    I have been speaking to my reflux support group and they really believe the yoghurt didn't help, it was soothing his throat but doing damage. I kind of agree, due to the feeding, but also he wasn't really that unsettled really. But he has been sleeping way more, which is certainly very unusual for him as much as I think finally, I also think mmmmm... maybe not enough fluids too! Anyway for now I am happy with him sleeping so well and puttting himself to sleep, I will just keep an eye on him and make sure it is not due to pure lethargicness.

    I do realise you girls were trying to help don't worry, but sometimes I don't think people really realise the struggle I go thru to even feed him that (like the 345ml), but then if I wasn't going thru it I probably wouldn't realise the extremeness of it either. That is where this reflux support group is great and they know exactly where I am coming from. Like I have said before, no harder job in the world to feed a baby that WON'T feed. Not even eating solids so it's not as if that is filling him up. My SIL this morning helped me feed him, and she just couldn't believe it. Gotta strip him off as he bows his head won't look at me and clamps his mouth shut, and due to this we get it everywhere, even with holding his hands down so he doesn't try to knock it out of my hands.

    Going for a swim now, catchya later.

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    Sheree you poor thing . . . I don't know what do say I've had problems feeding Katy before but not as bad as you. Try to hang in there and if there's anything I can do, pls let me know

    Hugs to you.

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    sheree ~ i don't think anyone of us can know exactly what your feeling right now hun please know your in my thoughts and i hope and pray things start to get better and little lachie starts to feel better

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    OMG Shazz! That's awful. I understand now why you can't rock Ryan to sleep. THere are some good treatments available, they just aren't designed for BF mums are they? Oh Sweetie I really hope you find something that works for you soon.

    Leanne - NO YOU AREN'T. My sister went back ft when my nephew was 3 months old she couldn't not have and she enjoys her time away from him. Great that you got her into childcare. I'll give you practice time if you need any. I have lots of patience and I'm not a panicker.

    Sheree, have you thought about rubbing the ml markings off your bottles and throwing away your notebook? Their stomach is only as big as thier fist. Theres other stuff in there that mixes with the formula and it's never completely empty. Have you tried him with a straw? stupid I know but Darcy loves to suck stuff out of a dropper. Could you put a couple of drops of some sort of essence into the formula - vanilla maybe? I've been thinking about you all day. Not telling you how to suck eggs, just trying to think of something different. Are you able to take some time out?

    Nat I always say I'm going to scrapbook....I must have 600+ photos of Darcy alone. The yoghurt is fermented milk protein so it's different to the protien in fresh cows milk. That's why its OK, same as cheese.

    Sara! You got 8hours sleep and you're still tired!?!?! Enough bragging already! I've had maybe 2.5hrs in the last 24 but try not to count anymore cos I might cry. LOL Have a great time in town with your family.

    Vic I wish I could see what you do. That interests me so, but I am absolutely useless.

    As for us....opera of hystrionics here this evening. Darcy's just taken over an hour to settle, but she slept for 2 1/2 hours this arvie at mums - I still have no idea what's going on but she has a snotty nose today (usually wiped all over her face - thanks Darc) so maybe that's why she a bit off tonight.

    We went to an ABA meeting today with a girlfriend. Gee I enjoyed it. Not cultish or over the top like i expected, just average mums sharing stories. Few crappy mean and nasty bully toddlers though LOL. Wish I'd thought to join months ago. Still undecided whether I will now - what if she weans tomorrow?

    I think Darcy's the only food virgin around these parts.....

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    Thanks to Leanne and Shazz, I appreciate your comments.

    Ok I need to vent as I have not so much been offended by your comments at times but feel like I am being criticised in around about way at times.

    I also appreciate everyone giving me suggestions and keep them coming, as long as they are realistic comments. I really am not a book person, haven't read one since he has been born, only books I ever read were on pregnancy, just feel like I am being criticized for over-reacting when you are not here to see what we go through.

    There is no way I am going against my dietician, sister (who is a dietician also) and paed. Again I think you would understand if you were here everyday. Don't you think there is a reason why he went from the 25th to the 10th and then went well below the 5th percentile? So no I am not throwing out the notebook nor the measurements on the bottle. Do you guys really think that 345ml in one day is ok and that is well and truely forced. I am not freaking out for no reason and am only concerned about the health of my child and the stress levels of everyone that tries to feed him. Wade is by no means a stress freak like me (that is how I am being made feel anyway), but he is also concerned and frustrated with trying to get something into him. Wade keeps telling him oh well if you won't drink/eat you will go back into hospital.

    The only reason why he has gained such good weight of late is due to the 1 1/4 strength formula and the polyjoule in his bottles. I am absolutely certain of that as he doesn't drink much and throws up heaps and heaps. (as I have said before)

    Anyway I am sorry if you are all sick of me whinging, it appears that way with some of your comments, but as I also said I probably also would not understand if I had not been through this myself, so you are all not too blame but I think you could probably understand my frustration and where I am coming from here with comments you have made and I feel like I have covered before. I will try not to overwhelm you with my problems anymore. Really sorry guys, I am sure most of you did not purposely try to make me feel this way, i am sure it is just a part of "no true understanding of such a difficult situation", that is only typed down and not actually visualised.

    Also the yoghurt is not the cows milk protein intolerance (that he apparently had) that I was talking about (although it would have milk in it therefore still believe their would be the protein in it), it is more that it affects the reflux apparently and I think the ladies on the support forum are right. Apparently also apple flares it up. The two things he appears to like.

    Ok understand if none of you talk to me again, but I really had to get this down in order to be on the same wave length again - if that is possible in my apparant state of mind of late.

    Have a nice nite. Sorry again for my unnecessary rant I am sure.

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    Sorry to offend Sheree, just trying to think outside the box

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    Kim I said in my post you didn't offend, anyway I just had to vent SORRY.

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    Sheree - I'm so sorry for what you guys are going through! I can't imagine. I get frustrated with Jovi when she won't feed, but she's certainly nothing like you're little one. Jovi will occassionally only drink 60ml then throw it away, so I try her again in about an hour and she'll usually drink another 60-80mls. But she is also eating alot so I don't worry about her. Your problems sound just truely aweful ... I don't think that I could cope ... vent away! That's what we're here for.

    Well ... not much else happening really. Waiting impatiently for tomorrow's blood tests, but then I spose it won't be until late next week before I get the results (knowing how slow the hosp. is). I just hope they don't ring me when my parents are here sometime next week for a visit. I think if we are preggas, I will have to work up some supa courage to tell my mum ... she's already harped on the fact that we shouldn't have another one for couple of years (mainly for financial reasons, which was what our plan was in the first place!). Will have to see I guess!

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    Hi Girls,

    Just got home from family bbq. Was really good. My uncle got on the red wine and was really funny. He drink once in a blue moon but when he does we all have a good laugh.

    Got a busy weekend coming up AGAIN!!..Tomorrow got another BBQ on cause more family are arriving. Then sat night we have my nan's suprise 70th. Then breakfast at the leagues club. Then another bbq on sunday arvo!! So yeah a busy one it will be.

    Whats everyone else's plans???

    Right...I am off to bed now...getting late now.

    Hope all is well with everyone...

    Ni Night!

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    morning all

    off to do a bit of work in a sec but thought i'd pop on and say HI

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    Wow Sara you are a busy little bee! Have a great weekend. I hope your Nan's surprised

    Shazz, how's your arthritis with your job? I bet that's hard. And driving?

    Good luck today Bec.....hope it turns out how you want.

    As for me. Last night I realised I still have to have all my kidney tests before I go back to the specialist Mon after next so better get my finger out as it involves 2 2day urine collections - yuck and about 15 vials of blood - great huh.

    The motor show is here in Sydney too so we might pop off to that....if only to dream LOL.

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