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    Howdy,

    Shan – don’t worry, I have no life either, just have been too tired to post!

    Baby Crazy – wow, Jovi is an early teether, huh? Don’t let the doctors tell you it’s not teething though – because it’s so early I bet that they’ll say it isn’t, but YOU know her best and you know what’s going on. Hope she’s gaining weight well, but it sounds like she is.

    Vic – YAY for your new ‘puter! That’s rad. Don’t worry, ours is relatively new too and I know how exciting it is, you’re not pathetic. Or, at least, if you are so am I. Sorry the kids are all crook too. I suppose it must always go through the whole family if one gets sick, worse luck. Oh well, they’ll all have excellent immune systems because of it.

    Kim – Glad you enjoyed the wedding. A social outing must have been nice – wish I could get out too, and it’s nice to have an opportunity to dress up. Poor little Darcy with her sleeping too – maybe she’s going through a growth spurt like Toby. She sounds so strong! You’ll have an early crawler and walker on your hands, I bet. YES you can use ‘my words’ on your scrapbooking page, as long as you post a pic of it when you’re finished so I can see it. You scrapbookers are so clever. I wish I could be as creative as that.



    Sheree – it’s always two steps forward and one step back with babies, so it sounds like Lachie’s being pretty normal! The smiles and giggles must be gorgeous. Good on you for getting another opinion too. Even though I hope it isn’t anything serious, at least if someone else diagnoses you early then you can get it fixed early too. You poor thing – how is your wound going? Re: no day being the same… I know, it sucks, but try to tell yourself that it’s only temporary and he can’t possibly cry forever. It seems to get me through anyway! Oh dear about what your friend told you… Toby will be a very violent boy then – sometimes it’s hard to get to him straight away when I have Charlie to run around after too. I think you need to take that kind of info with a grain of salt.

    Well, we had a ripper of a night last night. For some reason, Toby just didn’t want to sleep. We eliminated all possibilities (hungry/nappy/wind) and couldn’t figure out for the life of us what was wrong with him. It was really upsetting because he usually settles so well, and I hated not being able to help him. Consequently we got about 3 hours of broken sleep, and poor Charlie kept being woken up by Toby’s crying, so we were all feeling great today! Oh well… in the end I’m just putting it down to one of those horrible growth spurts they go through. I remember having terrible growing pains as a teenager, and Toby must be going through that kind of pain x 100, so I understand. I just wish there was something I could do to help. We’ve dropped Charlie at Mum’s tonight in case Toby is the same tonight – I didn’t think it was fair for him to go through it to when there was an alternative for him. Toby was really upset still today and screamed for AGES – the only thing I could do was feed him to sleep in our bed, and he’s been asleep on and off since then (so have I, thank goodness, or I would barely be able to type from tiredness!). I’m just waiting for dinner to cook and letting DH have a sleep in there with him. Poor DH – he looked after Charlie all day while I was settling Toby, and didn’t get a sleep himself so I don’t want to wake him. Anyway, might go and start on the never-ending mountain of washing (it’s bigger than Everest at the moment) while all is calm. Have a lovely night, everyone.

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    Kellee ... mum said i started teething early too (actually i did most things early ... crawled at 4.5 months too) ... and i def. agree with going with ur gut

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    I'll probably miss u all today, but Darcy had her needles this morning. She only cried a bit (and I didn't cry at all). Don't think she's having any dramas aside from being a bit unsettled.
    I can't find my purse ATM, so asked Cam to bring some baby panadol home just in case....he's just got stuck at the station with some major charges and won't be home for hours.....bet I need that panadol...grrrr.
    ETA I finally updated Darc's website.

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    Hello ladies
    Just wanted to update you all on Patricks weight.
    Last Monday - 3020g
    Today - 3280g
    So he's up by 260g

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    Hi Girls
    Hope everyone is well....Phoebe had her needles today, OMG she well and truly got started and took ages to stop crying and settle. I have never heard her cry like that...she even had little tears (little sweetheart). I must admit I had a few tears in my eyes. She has been a bit unsettled since and feeding on and off with little cat naps in between. I gave her a dose of Panadol just to help her along and she has finally settled...Thank god. I noticed while at the doctors that since my son was last in being immunised they have added the Chicken Pox Vaccination to the schedule. So the nurse gave Samuel that one today also....the nurse also mentioned that adults that were born between 1966 and 1980 may not have had their booster shots for the measles so my DH copped that one today and I chickened out and I will have that one when Phoebe goes back for her 4mnth immunisation.(DH was not happy...LOL) Phoebe's weight gain has been quite good, but she in the past 3 wks she has only put on 270 grams. She has been gaining on average 200grams a week and now it has dropped to less than 100 grams a week. I'm pretty worried about this as I ran into troubles with my sons weight gain at 3-4mths....but Phoebe most of the time is content and feeds well. Girls do you think I should be worried????

    Take Care X

    Scrappy, had a squiz at Darcy's website....what a gorgeous precious little girl you have there.
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    I have been so slack with posting in here. I am really sorry. Those mums with more than 1 child make me look bad as they get on here and post heaps and I don't. I have no excuse

    Everyone seems to going well. Seems as though we are all at the immunisation stage in our babies lives. How many needles do they have? DH was going to take Cooper because I know I wont be able to handle it, but I dont see the point in him losing a days pay just for that. Looks as though I am going to have to be brave. He had a bloodtest last week which I was there for, so that can help prepare me. I have the panadol ready

    Kim, its so good Darcy didnt cry much with her needles. You were very brave too. I'm nervous about getting Cooper done, but my mum keeps telling me we are doing it for their good and they wont remember.

    Sheree, hope your 2nd opinion gives you a better idea of what is going on. You poor thing, you have had a tough ride so far as far as the caesar goes.

    Kellee, hope Toby slept better and you got some rest.

    Neverplan...what can I say, you must be wonderwoman with your work load. 4 kids, work and a home!!! I struggle with 1 child and a home. I will think of you next time I complain to DH about lack of time to get things done.

    Hi to everyone else, hope you are having a good week.

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    Neverplan- I applaud you. 4 kids, work and running a household is hard work. 6 kids is hard work as well, but I don't have the job part or really the house aspect!
    My 6 are quiet atm, 4 of them are eating, while the two youngest are asleep!They go into the house around 10 to 8 so then I am down to trying to keep 2 asleep!

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    delta_blue - at 2 months they get 2 needles, one in either leg (so they can monitor any possible reaction, though not likely). Jovi had her little tears too which was soooo cute (though upsetting at the same time).

    This starting to teethe business is aweful! I cried with her for half an hour today cos it didn't matter what I tried to do to calm her nothing worked, then I finally came out of the bedroom with her screaming and got her a bottle and DH is like "What are you doing to her?" Yeah like that makes me feel better ... turd! So of course she stopped screaming as soon as she went to him ... grrrrr.

    Other than some serious screaming matches, everything else is going ok. She's gooing and gaaing heaps lately and can fit her whole fist in her mouth when she's on a mission to chew the heck out of it. Quite cute really.

    Might be having DH's mum here over the weekend which won't be so bad. We get on really well which is a good thing.

    Anyway ... weigh in tomorrow. I left it until today to make an appointment and for the first time can't get in until 3:30 ... normally we see the nurse around 10ish. I just hope our "nice nurse" is on and not the others. Feel way more comfortable with her.

    Anyway ... last bottle time and probably bed (looked at the clock last night and was shocked that it was 1am!).

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    Hello everyone,

    Kim – glad that Darcy’s needles seemed to go ok. It’s always a bit scary for the first few hours, but it’s a necessary evil unfortunately.

    Jess – way to go Patrick! That’s great about his weight gain. What a cute pic on your ticker too!

    Mummy – wow, sounds like your family really had the jabs! I hate needles, so I’m glad I don’t have to have any for a while! Maybe Phoebe is just going through a phase with her weight and it will pick up again soon – did Samuel’s weight start to pick up after he had that lull at 3-4 months? If she’s feeding well I’m sure she’s fine.

    Vic – right, now I know I shouldn’t whinge! I only have one extra screaming child to deal with, but two more would be tough. I really hope you’ve managed to get some sleep since you last posted! Adam sounds just like Toby with his sleeping/feeding patterns too – not awake much through the day but feeding and going back to sleep well each time. Three times through the night isn’t too bad.

    Alison – how’s it all going? Hope Cooper is going well.

    Baby Crazy – poor Jovi. I remember that the only thing that used to settle Charlie was a bf and some SM33 gel, and sometimes that wouldn’t even work. It must really hurt, the poor things. Hopefully she gets a few at once and doesn’t have to go through agony for every single tooth. Hope the weigh in goes well too.

    Hello to everyone else too.

    Just staying awake for a little bit longer… Toby had his last feed at about 9.30, but he had this funny rash on one side of the top of his head, so I will wait and check the rash again in half an hour or so to see if it’s getting any worse. I think it’s probably nothing – there’s no fever and he’s fine in every other respect – and DH thinks it might be a beard rash from when he was settling him in the dark before he went to sleep (he’s just shaved and it’s all *****ly!). After he mentioned that I can see that it certainly looks like beard rash, so let’s hope that’s all it is. Otherwise he’s doing well – seems to be out of that screaming thing, thank goodness! He was a little unsettled last night, but I think that was either because of the onion I ate or the tea (caffeinated, which is unusual for me atm) I drank. Have stopped having both those things now so I’ll see if it makes a difference. Busy week or so coming up – my Nana is flying up tomorrow to visit (she’s coming up specifically to meet Toby), then DH has two pieces that he wrote premiered at the Brisbane Festival, then the day after Nana leaves there are more visitors coming (they’re all staying at Mum’s house but I’ll be over there quite a bit). Should be interesting.

    Anyway, might go and check on the boy soon. Hope you’re all well.

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    Never ~ Fortunately Phoebe hasn't stopped gaining, but her weight gain has slowed quite dramatically. But what I don't understand is that she is a very content little girl. She feeds well and sleeps extremely well. If she wasn't get enough milk surely she wouldn't be as happy as she is. I have noticed the past 2 times at the doctors, that when they weigh her they put the scales on the padded bed in the room. Now I know that normal bathroom scales to weigh us you should put the scales on hard ground and not on carpet as the scales won't give a accurate reading, I wonder if it is the same as scales used to weigh babies and if where they are putting the scales is making it read inaccurately. To me she looks extremely well feed and still appears to be gaining. But I think I will definately have it checked out.

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    Kellee ~ Samuel began to lose weight at 4 mths. It was a number of factors that contributed to it. My AF had returned, which the doctors believed changed my milk slightly and he picked up on it....also Samuel started to become a very lazy feeder and wasn't sucking through the hind milk and this effected my milk supply. It took near on a month to work out and explain why (after many tests) he was losing weight and ultimately he went on to formula.....But Phoebe is feeding no differently then what she was a month ago, so I can't really explain the lack of weight gain. I do tend to think that because she has been averaging large weight gains in the past that it just slowed for a little while and will pick up again. (it is a little strange....as I have said before she is so happy and content nothing appears to be wrong..it just doesn't make sense)

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    I'm sure everything is fine. I remember having so many times with Charlie when I was worried that he wasn't feeding properly/my supply was dropping/he wasn't putting on the ridiculous amount of weight that he previously had been, and it turned out to be for nothing because he was still thriving and everything was fine. I think sometimes we put too much emphasis on the numbers (not that they don't have their place). We know our bubs best, and provided they're not actually losing weight and they're still content then we're probably in a better position to guage it than the doctors are. You'll know if something is wrong, I'm sure. Do you have a GP you can trust? Raise it with him or her, and keep an eye on it, but it sounds like she's doing so well. I love your little pic too! So cute. Makes me want to go and have a look at my sleeping one... they're just so precious at this age, aren't they?

    Anyway, I REALLY am going to bed now!

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    Good morning all

    hope you are all well, we are battling colds here and i must say i'm not coping well at all my head feels like it is ready to explode boo hoo for me ( god i'm a whinner )
    any hoo Ryan is i think starting to feel a little better i went and brought nasal drops for him and he seems to be sleeping a little better although we still are getting up 3- 4 times through the night he feeds and settles pretty much straight away

    Kim ~ Thank you so much for the book it brought tears to my eyes i have read every page and reread some every night and i do believe i am feeling better for it
    any way i had better get something done while little man is sleeping i'll be back later if any one is a round

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    GOsh Baby Crazy, u got a good sleep out of your little one, she must have been exhausted. I keep thinking mine is teething too but I am not really sure. Does she still manage to sleep that well now?

    Is anyone feeding their babies formula finding that their little ones wont ever drink the whole dose? I am worried about this with mine but she still is getting fatter though. She used to be a guts and now is not and is still starving in the night time. Confusing anyway. I bet she will sleep better once on some farex and solids .Count down till 6 months time hey?

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    Vic, no idea where you could meet other mums with kids, but just had to say...how rude of that lady to say that to you. That is shocking people skills. I'm bored at home during the week too, not enough conversation happening here. I am spending so much time on the computer in forums, thats my interaction with other people 'sigh'.

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    Neverplan, not sure where abouts on the Sunshine Coast you live? We try to have QLD meet-ups every month or so but it's definately been a while. I'm hoping to have my license by the end of the month, so maybe we can have a meet-up on the northside to make it closer for you?

    P.S - Just want to say that the woman was SO rude to you! Doesn't matter whether you have 1 kid or 10 children; it doesn't mean you don't need to socialise because you have more than 1!

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    Afternoon Girls,
    Never ~ how rude is that, no matter how many children you have, support is definately needed...And we all need to socialise otherwise we would all go insane.

    Angelique ~ Katerina will take as much as she needs, unfortunately it does mean some wasted formula. Formula takes longer for babies to digest and so sits in their little tummys longer. Breast milk is digested quite quickly and usually that is why BF babies feed more often. You could try giving her a top up feed before you go to bed of perhaps 50mls (say around 10pm) this might tie her over a little longer during the night. You can introduce solids (rice cereal) from 4mths...but I quess this is still 2mths away.

    Well I'm not having much luck getting much done today. Phoebe has been alittle unsettled....this must be her off day for the week. I might give her a warm bath to calm and relax her (usually works a treat). Samuel has woken with a temp and rosy red cheeks...His second molars haven't come through yet. Had a look in his mouth and it looks like they are cutting their way through, so he is a bit of a grumpy bum.

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    It must be the full moon. Everyone sounds a bit off this week.

    Vic - that lady was a cow!!!! Her ears mustbe red today, cos I know we''ve all thought bad thoughts about her.

    Shazz, I'm so glad you like it.

    Babycrazy, Ihave no adivse cos I'm clueless, but I'm thinking of you both.

    Mummy, Darcy has slowed almost to the same rate as Phoebe in her weight gain (only 30g mor I think). I didn;t know I should worry. I just figured it was becasue of her masive gains early on. I really hope Samuel is feeling better.

    Kell, hope the rash went away and that Charlie got some sleep.

    Darcy has been sleeping longer at night without a feed. Last night at 10-30pm - arroung 4.30am, but I managed to put her back to sleep (in my bed, but who cares) until 6.30. THen she fed and went straight back to sleep for 2 hours, so at least I'm not getting up roo early. However it's not consistent, so we'll just have to see. And she won;t sleep in her own bed past 4.30am. Guess I just have to be tougher. She is better in the car now though. Only screams half the time LOL gee she hates it. After muching fighting between us she has finally gone down for a sleep in the daytime!!! Yayay.

    Did the housework with her for the first time yesterday. Gee it's hard lugging someone else around.

    Nat and Sheree and anyone else, hope you're well.

    OK she's awake again....grrrr
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