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    This thread is for parents who's baby was born in May 2006.



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    May 06

    Forum Name:
    State:
    Baby's DOB:
    Baby's Stats: Weight - Length - Head Circ -
    Gender of Baby:
    Baby's Name:
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns:
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    Forum Name: missbexy27
    State: SA
    Baby's DOB: 2nd of May 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight – 6.58kg Length – 60cm Head Circ - wouldn’t have a clue!!!
    Gender of Baby: Male
    Baby's Name: [color=blue]Mason
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/m/masongm
    Health Concerns: None – so far
    Notes: He is our little ray of sunshine!
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    Forum Name: Baby_Crazy05
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 4th May 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3202grams Length - 53 cm Head Circ - 34 cm
    Gender of Baby: Female
    Baby's Name: Jovi Lee
    Baby's Website: none ... yet
    Health Concerns: Loss of weight when she was born but has certainly picked up now

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    Forum Name: Scrappyfish
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 09/05/06
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 7lb 3oz/ 3260gm - Length - 50.5cm - Head Circ - 34cm
    Gender of Baby: Female
    Baby's Name: Darcy
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: Mummy's pre-eclampsia and toxeamia
    Notes:
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    Forum Name: Mummy4Life
    State: SA
    Baby's DOB: 9th May 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 7lb 13 1/2 ozs Length -52cm Head Circ -38cm
    Gender of Baby: Female
    Baby's Name: Phoebe Belle
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns:
    Notes: She is just perfect!!!!!

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    Forum name: marlea9
    State: NSW
    DOB: 9 May 2006
    Stats: Weight 7 pound 4 ˝ ounces (3330g) Length 49.5 cm. Head Circ: 34 cm
    Gender: Female
    Name: Kaitlyn
    Website: http://marlea9.gallery.netspace.net.au/
    Health concerns:. Colic / reflux.
    Notes: She’s beautiful.

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    Forum Name: Angelique
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 11th May 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3244grams Length - 49 cm Head Circ - 34 cm
    Gender of Baby: Female
    Baby's Name: Katerina
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: Colic and reflux
    Notes: Can't put her down after 7pm for long HELP.
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    Forum Name: Midgyt
    State: QLD
    Baby's DOB:15 May 06
    Baby's Stats: Weight - Length - Head Circ - 7lbs4oz, 49cm, 34.5
    Gender of Baby: Male
    Baby's Name: Matthew

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    Forum Name: Lea13
    State: SA
    Baby's DOB: 18 May 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 7 pound 4, Length - 49 cm, Head Circ – 36 cm
    Gender of Baby: Male
    Baby's Name: Emerson Paul
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: Lactose Intolerant
    Notes: Daddy & Mummys Pride & Joy
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    Forum Name: Neverplan
    State: Qld
    Baby's DOB: 21/5/06
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 8lb 15oz / 4040gm - Length - 50cm - Head Circ - 37cm
    Gender of Baby: Male
    Baby's Name: Adam
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: None
    Notes:
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    Forum Name: Shereejoy
    State: Qld
    Baby's DOB: 22nd May 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight - Length - Head Circ - 2.88kgs (6lb 5.5oz), 51.5cm Long, 35cm HC
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby's Name: Lachlan Robert Mcleod
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/o/ourbubbles/
    Health Concerns:
    Notes: Our Miracle baby has survived bleeding brown and red from 5 to 8.5 weeks and mummy passing a clot the size of her plam at 11.5 weeks and waking in a pool of red blood and lots of cramping. A true little miracle, our little precious Man
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    Forum Name: delta_blue
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 24/05/06
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 8lb 4oz/3740gm Length - 52.5cm Head Circ - 34cm
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby's Name: Cooper Noel
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns: None
    Notes: he is beautiful
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    Forum Name: Bellasmum
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 24th May 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 2430g Length - Head Circ - 32.5
    Gender of Baby: Male
    Baby's Name: Patrick James
    Baby's Website: www.totsites.com/tot/patrickjames
    Health Concerns:
    Notes: Still in SCN indefinately due to premature birth (35w + 5days)
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    Forum Name: eluded
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 25/05/06
    Baby's Stats: Weight - Length - Head Circ – 6lb 8oz (2950g) – 50cm – 35cm
    Gender of Baby: Female
    Baby's Name: Kiara Louise
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns:
    Notes: She is an absolutely gorgeous happy girl…

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    Forum Name: Tannis
    State: QLD
    Baby's DOB: 26/05/06
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 7lb 13oz or 3550g Length - 51.5cm Head Circ - 34.5cm
    Gender of Baby: Male
    Baby's Name: Jayden Nicholas
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/j/jayden2605/
    Health Concerns: Slight weight loss and projectile spews, but has settled down now
    Notes: He's perfect!!
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    Forum Name: Jodie259
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 27th May, 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 3.98kg Length - 49.5cm Head Circ - 33.5cm
    Gender of Baby: Male
    Baby's Name: Shaun Shalom
    Baby's Website: www.flickr.com/photos/jodie259
    Health Concerns: Really healthy, but has sleeping issues
    Notes: 1st baby for me (38y.o), emergency c/section birth
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    Forum Name: Rachy
    State: Vic
    Baby's DOB: 30th May 2006
    Baby's Stats: Weight - Length - Head Circ - 9lb 2.5ozs, 54cm, 35cm
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby's Name: Krystal Emma
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns:
    Notes:
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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
    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.

    Sleeping Support:

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

    Other Useful Information & Recommended Reading:

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

    Got questions?

    Post your questions in the forums mentioned above, or in the following forums where you're sure to receive many friendly responses!

    General Baby & Toddler Forum
    Breastfeeding, Bottlefeeding and Solids
    Gentle Parenting Forum
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    Catch up with our old thread HERE.

    Tania ~ LMAO @ not appearing to do your dishes! I did get mine done though! Rofl @ leaving Jayden sleeping on the bed too. I was quite confident to do that with Em as well then this morning I went to get him out of the cot he was up the other end lying vertically :eek: cheeky little monkey!! OMG @ you buying girls clothes on ebay – I actually read your post last night and you had me in fits of laughter lol. GL @ the Dr’s. It is a gorgeous 26 degree day here – finally some nice weather!!

    Kim ~ Damn about AF coming back!! I wish I had considered the injection but what’s done is done! LOL @ Darcy sleeping more. Still got lots of time on your hands??

    Just thought I’d pop in and say hi seeing as I had to start a new thread! Not much happening here right now as per usual !!!

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    Well I should be heading home, but thought I would make a quick post first ...

    Still don't really have the results back from Jovi's hip scan. Scott said the dr had left a message the other day and when I listened, all she said was that she had to have another scan in about 3 weeks ... lucky it's on medicare now up at the hospital! The first time the hospital xray had shut down for some reason and $190 later at the medical imaging place!! No good.

    But sounds like her hips aren't quite better yet, so will have to see what happens in 3 weeks I guess.

    Tannis - Yeah 4 month needles. She isn't really 4 months till next week according to date of birth, but she was 16 weeks old and it suited us to get it done last week.

    Sara - Yep! Scott is my SAHDaddy ... he loves it ... most days. He hasn't had a job in over 12 months anyway and there was no way he was going to find a stable, full time permament job earning what I earn before Jovi came along so it made more sense for me to come back to work and him to remain home with her. Saves money on childcare thats for sure!

    Sheree - Jovi spewed heaps when she first went on the bottle but once she got used to it she hasn't had a huge spew in so long. Just little one's which you don't notice until someone points out you have spew on your back (usually what I do to scott ... quite funny reallY!)

    Anyway ... will catch up when i can ... talk to you all soon!

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    Hello all,

    Well, today we went to the dr for both Katy and I. Dr said our DD has 100% reflux symptoms and has started her on Zantac. She hates it, it tastes gross so I don't blame her. We have to hold her mouth shut like you do your pet dog, it's the only way she'll swallow. Its only 1.2 ml but it's the only way she'll swallow. Anyone have any other tricks in getting the med's down, I'd love to hear from you.....

    And me.... well I have moderate PND so am now on anti depressants. I don't know what to feel about that yet, a little embarrassed but I'm not intending on telling the family or anyone about it. Do you think I should? Dr says it takes a week for them to 'kick in', just in time for my little brother's wedding on Saturday week.

    Today we had a little scare. I went shopping with mum while my DH looked after Katy. The dog across the road escaped while the neighbour opened the roller door and would you believe it ran right in through our garage in the door and right up to Katy who was on the floor with her playgym at the back of the house. My DH had just gotten home and had just put her in inside and was just going back to close the door when it happened. All she got was a lick in the face, thank goodness. It's this big german shepherd cross thingy. My DH's said his heart almost stopped.

    Anyway, I'm just home so off to cook some spag bol for my dear DH.

    Have a good night all.

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    Quiet in here today!

    Leanne ~ There is no reason to be embarrased about PND hun. Bravo to you to realising something was up and going to the Dr's. That is the best thing you could have done. As for telling people... maybe just do what you feel comfortable with. Noone should suffer in silence or without support but if the thought of telling people highly stresses you then don't. There are no rules! There is a section in the forums on PND - have you had a look there? OMG @ the dog licking Kaitlyn!! That would have almost made my heart stop as well!!! At least it was only a lick!!

    Beck ~ WOW you think they would have informed you more about Jovi's hips - I hope you find out more at the next scan. (Very expensive as well I might add). Since I changed my ticker I always have to work out how old Em is LMAO. Like I need to know how many days there are till his first birthday!! Silly thing...

    Well I better get my butt moving... I spend way too much time on the computer LOL .

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    OMG Marlea... I would have been beside myself if a big dog was near my child. Your poor husband! Good thing you weren't there. And great that the dog didn't hurt Kaitlyn. It's up to you who you tell about PND... if anyone. I would only tell the understanding ones... and not the blabbermouths. How would your mum handle it? Will you confide in her about it? Or a sister? Once the meds kick in, nobody will ever have to know anyway! As you said; it's a mild case of it, and you've picked it up early. I was at mothers group today and they discussed it. I think odds were 1 in 5 (or 7) get it.
    It's a shame that the Zantac doesn't come in a liquid form so you could put it in some milk. (I'm assuming they are tablets?) Maybe you could crush the pills up and put it in a bit of milk (EBM if your B/F). Might mask the taste of them, and will be easier to swallow too.

    I just thought it would be an idea if anyone discovers any "tips" that they can share.

    my tip for today (this week) is: cut your babies nails whilst they are asleep. They don't wake up, and it's less traumatic then when they are awake.

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    Leanne I'm proud of you. That's the bit I found the hardest - actually telling anyone. The only people I told initially were Cam, my mum and my sister. Now I'm happy to tell anyone that asks. Please don't be embarrassed - I won't tell anyone and I won't raise it unless you do.
    OMG with the dog!!! :eek: How did he know where to run? I bet DH nearly had a heart attack. What did the owner say?

    Bec is Jovi in double nappies? That's terribly unprofessional that they didn't give you any more info. How are you to best care for her unless you know the score? They might be painful for her.

    LOL at your tip Jodie - I've tried to do that but the Dragon keeps waking up. She has longer fingernails than me! I've been brave enough to cut them once! I look like a self harmer though with all my scratches everywhere from her!

    With the meds - go and buy some 3ml syringes from the chemist (yes they sterilize). Put the syringe right in the corner of their mouths and push it in a wee bit. Aim the tip at the wall of their mouths - not over the tongue. Squirt in little bits at a time. They swallow automatically because saliva comes from the same area.
    Yes the Zantac is gross (I had to taste what I was giving her), but Darcy now prefers it to panadol LOL. With the panadol she has me figured and shuts her mouth tightly like a little miss prim.

    HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING EVERYONE!!

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    Hello everyone,

    I hope everyone is well and Happy spring!! Finally, the days are going to get warmer!! Yippeee.

    Im sorry I did not reply to some peoples questions, just too tired to get on the internet most of the time. Don't mean to be a snob. Going to the tresillian on tuesday for 5 days to sort out the sleep problems so hopefuly they can help - it is my last resort.

    Hope everyone is enjoying their day

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    good morning everyone

    Leanne ~ my hat off to you hun when i had PND with my second child i refused all help and wouldn't listen to anyone so i was a mess 99.9% of the time and i wish i had the strength to get help but i was a big chicken so don't be embarrassed at all and like the other girls here have said it is up to you whether you feel you need or even want to to justify your feelings to others we are all here for each other through these most difficult times so big hugs to you and OMG i would have near had a coronary at the dog that close to bub i so glad it didn't end differently poor DH

    Kim ~ how is MIss Darcy ? and yourself of course? keep on eye on the mail next week i have been so slack lately and bugger bugger bugger about AF so you are going with depo ~provera needle i used to get that years and years ago before they realised that i can't concieve on my own any way DOH !

    Ange ~ glad to see your going to get some help with miss KAterina's sleeping or should i say lack of it hope things work out for you

    Jodie ~ yay for the tips that is a good one i wouldn't do it any other way those little fingers are so quick to move
    so here is my tip
    when i first started my kids on solids each day i would start giving tastes of different flavours in the mornings that way if bub is going to get an upset tummy they aren't going to be up all night screaming they'll scream through the day instead ( i like my sleep way to much ) so every day bub got a new taste and i could weed out what affected their little tummys ( does that make sense )

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    Morning girls.

    thanks Nat, Jodie, Kim and Shazz for your advice and hugs.

    Jodie, the Zantac is in liquid form and even though its only 1.2 ml it seems like when she spits it out its much much more! Kim, you told me how disgusting it was and I can now understand why Darcy pulls those faces when you give it to her..... I love her, she's such a little cutie.

    Ange, hope it goes well for you at Tresillian.... I don't think we've met, but I can sympathise with you re lack of sleep.

    Kim, DH is buying and extension belt for the carseat for next week. Thought it would be better to be safe than sorry. Have you had many responses?

    It's a nice sunny day out here today, good for washing and maybe finally pruning those roses. My front garden is looking a little mistreated, like there's a baby in the house or something LOL.

    ** HAPPY SPRING ***

    I've just put my DD back in bed after a rough night. She watched her daily dose of wheel of fortune (it's amazing!!! can't keep her eyes of the TV for that 1/2 hour). She's in there talking to herself but at least I don't have to worry about her falling off or out of something. She'll eventually get sick of talking to the animals on the walls and dose off.

    P.S.

    Keep the 'tips' coming girls.... I'm thinking of writing them in a little book for later on....

    See ya
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    Afternoon Girls,

    Nat: I got my dishes done that night too, I got sick of waiting for you LOL and the washing. LOL @ Em turning himself around cheeky boy....Jayden does that under his gym (I think so he can see the TV LOL) but he hasn't done it yet on my bed.

    Beck: Like Kim I was wondering if Jovi was in double nappies, my nephew had double nappies for clicky hips when he was a bub....he is 18 now and has no problems(as far as I know). I'll have to remember your tip for when we start on solids, it def makes sense.

    Leanne: Well done for going to see the Dr early, PND is nothing to be ashamed of at all. A friend of mine was on anti depressants during her pregnancy and after and I have a few friends that have been on them for other reasons. I agree with everyone, tell those that you feel comfortable with and of course you can trust....and of course there is alway us, we are here if you need to chat!! Big for you! OMG about the dog incident!! I would be in major panic mode! Least nothing happened though

    Jodie: That is a great tip but it doesn't always work with Jayden....he moves his arms around even when he is asleep OOO OOO I have a tip that I told you on MSN....

    To get rid of cradle cap, mix some bicarb soda and water into a paste and wipe on your baby's head, leave for approx 5 minutes and wipe off or wash off in the bath. Repeat about 2 or three times and it should dissapear (depending on severity of course).

    Ang: I hope you start getting some sleep soon!! Good luck at the tresillian

    Leanne(extra one for you haha) RE: writing the tips in a book, that is a great idea. We could even do it up into a word doc and email to everyone??

    Jayden has just woken up again and is sooking for attention I think hehe I'll check in later.

    oxoxox
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    Shazz, you're a dag! I had forgotten anyway.

    Ang hey sweety - we firgured you were still busy with Kat. Glad you're off to Tresillian, but remember they might want you to do osmething you are unsure about or feel uncomfortable with. If that happens - TELL THEM! It's your bub and you have to carry on at home so it's no good practising something you aren't happy with.

    Leanne, I'm happy to buy one - was going to get it Monday, if you don't want to buy one - never mind I'll email you. Mel has emailed me, I'll ring Sandi either tomorrow or Monday.

    I have discovered the rest of the boards on this forum - uhoh. I never thought to post as I felt like a stranger but since the meetup I don't - stupid huh?

    Snap Tania - posted at the same time - that's a good tip - I think....I'm going to try it, but I use bicarb to get rid of baked on stuff on pots and pans - if it moves that what do you recokon it does to skin?
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    bi carb for cradle crap hmmm i'm going to give that one a go too i've always used baby oil/olive oil then with the soft babies brush brush their hair for 5 minutes it usually does the trick but it does eventually come back

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    Hello ladies,

    Please excuse the long post. I’ve been writing it over a few days when I have a chance to check the forum for 5 minutes, so it goes back a fair way! I hope I have replied to everyone – I’m sorry if I haven’t.

    Mummy – what a shame that there weren’t accessible facilities for bf. I really think that society has to get with the times – you’re right about feeding in the toilet. I have given up on assuming that there are ever any facilities anywhere so consequently I have learned to ignore the stares from people young and old while I just flop it all out there, so to speak. Hope you’re all recovered now – you must have been stuffed!

    Sara – hope you had a lovely time away. It’s nice to have impromptu outings like that every now and then. That’s great about the playmat – so cheap! Re: Toby – yeah, I had to be induced 10 days late. Little bugger didn’t receive his eviction notice, it seems. I know what you mean about the weight. I do need to do some resistance training to tone but after I do the cardio I just don’t have time with the two kids. Although I had lost another kg when I weighed myself today, so only five kg to go until I get back to my WW goal weight. Hooray! Wow, an emu. How odd! And that’s sad about the house and the previous owner. It’s so impressive that you’re so young and everything is falling into place for you. Good on you! I hope we can afford to buy a house one day too.

    Shazz – how is Nick going? Hope he’s feeling better, poor thing.

    Tania – wow, feeding 8 times a day! Your poor bb’s! I hope that it does the trick. That pink shirt must be so cute! I have been looking for some in Charlie’s size for ages, but I don’t think it would suit Toby. He’s such a blue boy. It’s nice that your DP will wear pink – mine wouldn’t in a pink fit, so to speak!

    Kim – thanks for the well wishes re: Toby’s jabs. I ended up having to reschedule the appt because Charlie wasn’t well and I didn’t like the idea of what could happen if Toby got sick just before his needles. We actually know of two kids who had reactions to their needles because they were sick at the time (unbeknownst to their parents). One died (at 10 weeks old) and one is severely brain damaged so I’m really nervous about it. I will have to bite the bullet and do it next week though. LOL at the wine. I’m not one to talk – we just joined a wine club and got our first order the other day. Our gift for joining is a 1.5L magnum of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon , so I’ll probably be feeling just as sore as you did! Bugger AF too. I wish we could wave a magic wand and not have her appear until you want to ttc again. Fun being a chick, isn’t it?

    Baby Crazy – hey there! Sorry that you’re having problems with the girl at work. That sucks. How is Scott going being a SAHD? I hope that Jovi’s hips aren’t causing her too much trouble – is she is pain with it at all?

    Vic – bloody hell, you guys need to be put in a bubble so that sickness doesn’t enter your house! Goodness me. You poor thing. I really hope you’re all feeling better soon.

    Leanne – PLEASE don’t feel embarrassed about the PND. There are a few of us around that have had problems with that. I’m really proud of you that you were able to admit that you needed help and tell the dr about it. I certainly think you should tell people that you’re close to about it because then they can support you and give you practical help when you need it. Don’t ever feel like you have to go through it alone. I had it for 6 months after Charlie was born and I never got help, so consequently that period of my life seems ‘black’, IYKWIM and I’m kicking myself for not getting help because it really marred my experience with Charlie. I really hope that the meds help, but have you thought about counselling too?

    Jodie – good idea about the tips too. It might sound a bit yucky, but I actually bite Toby’s nails off while I’m feeding him. It’s the only time I can get him to stay still!

    Sheree – Your poor bb’s! That sounds so painful. Bugger the poos! It will get even worse when he starts on solids. Glad to hear that he’s putting on some weight too. And yay for the sleep! It gives you hope for the future, doesn’t it?!

    Felt very proud of myself the other day. I managed to tidy up the house, get the kids ready, go for a big walk, get the shopping for the day, take Charlie to the library, walk home, bake a cake and make a quiche in time for my lunch guest to arrive at 1! Yes, be impressed, but not too impressed – was a bit of a fluke and it doesn’t usually happen, don’t worry! AND, the other night Toby slept for 7 hours and then 5 hours! He had a bit of a shocker last night with wind, but the fact that he slept like that made me remember that this sleepless phase doesn’t last forever. He’s been feeding a bit erratically for the last day or two – going a long time without one and then not having much, but I’m sure he’d let me know if he wanted more! He’s just such an excellent kid, personality wise. He laughs at me all the time, and this afternoon he was happy to have me lie on our bed with him and sing him songs from ‘The Sound Of Music’ and ‘Mary Poppins’. It was so nice.

    Woah, that was a big post! I really hope I haven’t missed anyone, but that was tricky! Seems like Alison has been missing for a while – has anyone heard from her?

    We’ve got a big weekend planned this weekend. Tomorrow is almost SIL’s kitchen tea, and I’m the one who is organising it, and then Sunday we’re having the outlaws come over to help out DH with a working bee so I’ll make them lunch for Father’s Day, and then my family is coming over for dinner on Sunday night! Crazy! Should be fun though – I love cooking.

    Right, going to go and play with the big boy who has woken up now. I hope you’re all really well.

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    Gee you all have been busy.

    Now here goes the memory.

    Kim - I didn't know you were diagnosed with PND. I reackon I came close, but now Lachie is a little better my spirits are higher. There were many a day I would be very very down and upset but I think with a supportive partner I pulled through it, thank god. I have been depressed before and didn't want to go back there. Hugs and kisses for you, sorry I have not been there for you. I just really don't find time these days, don't know how all you girls do it really! I am the same with Lachie today tested his temp and he is fine, just a bit out of sorts today maybe constipation I think??? Who did you meet up with the other day?

    Beck - Jovi, sorry must have missed something what is going on with her hips. Lachie was thought to have had hip displacement when he was born due to being breach. He only got 9 out of 10 for his AGPAR because of this. The next day the paed thought his left hip was a little better but he sent us for a scan just to be sure, and yep he was fine thank god!

    Nat - that seems so nice re: the poem, would like to see a copy of the lyrics if you have it? I had such a hard time trying to buy a fathers day gift. When I was in Mackay we bought him a heap of darrell lea choccies, he loves choccies and a key ring with Lachie's name and meaning of his name on it and a magnetic photo frame for fridge saying "My boy". Not sure about the formula question or coloxyl drops. Have you tried brown sugar and water instead. I am tempted to use that soon, he hasn't gone for 2 1/2 days now and that is unusual for him and he seems a bit grumpy, but boy is he farting alot!!!!

    Tania - appears we both have partial non thriving babies. What to do hey!!!! It is so bloody confusing. But in saying that I know Lachie is just going to be tiny, but I still wish he would beef up a little! He still hasn't reached the 5kg mark. Hey I am so keen to catch up with you guys, but won't be in town for a while, would you like to come for a visit out here???? Just a thought. Wow you are so strong with this egg donation thing, I admire you. Pink shirt sounds great, Wade and I are a bit partial to pink too! Wade has always like to wear alot of colourful shirts. I am so lucky Lachie has had any cradle cap, that is one thing we have missed out on thank god.

    Sara - good on you for spending some money on yourself, feels good hey. Me, well I am continually buying myself stuff as I have not lost alot of weight and I am having trouble fitting into anything comfortably, a real pain in the but, yep my but is HUGE!!!! The house sounds great too.

    Leanne - have you thought about the medication Losec instead of Zantac? We had alot of problems with how the chemist was making this up intially which we didn't know any differently. They make it up in a mixture called Omeprazole Suspension. They were mixing it with Baking Soda initally and we were having to give him 5ml, then I asked them to concentrate it and the best they could do was 2.5ml. It was around this time that he started to refuse my breast!!!! It tasted terrible and when I spoke to paed he said no no no you should have gone to such and such a chemist and since then we haven't looked back they make it up like a mylanta syrup and it is almost bubblegummy tasting and smelling and we only have to give 1ml, Pheww... finally! He loves it. Apparently Losec is more effective then Zantac after asking my paed. You should mention it. We have more good then bad feeds at present, but the spewing has gotten worse since being on the bottle, if it's not one thing it is another. Oh and when he is symptomatic we give him 1ml of mylanta, just soothes the burning throat. So sorry about your PND, glad you are getting ontop of it now. Oh and also like Kim said syringe into the side of bubs mouth, works a treat for us.

    Jodie - I am the same as Kim with Lachie and his nails, he wakes up! I did them the other day - chewed them - whilst Wade was holding him, can't use those god dam clippers. We keep mittens on his hands the poor mite, he gouges his eyes and rubs his face so much we just find this is the safest way.

    Angelique - Where do you live? It is so hot here it is not funny, almost like summer, poor Lachie feels the heat like me, boy we are in for a summer. He hangs out in singy's all the time it is so hot! Hope the tresillian nurse helps you out?

    Shazz - yes makes sense good tip re: the solids, we might be there before we know it, not looking forward to it, hopefully we can hold out a bit longer yet.

    Kellee - I just have to say it again, you are a super mum, how the hell do you do it, would like to know the tip for the next baby for us. Sounds like you have a busy weekend planned hopefully it all works out super for you.

    How did I go, sorry if I missed anyone. I really neglect everyone these days and I am so sorry!!!!!



    NOW ME AND LACHIE -
    I have noticed every now and again he won't feed, actually most feeds are like this but he eventually keeps going but then there are feeds that he uses his hand to push the bottle away and turns his head and sometimes cries. Its almost like what he was doing to my boob. He is sooo hard to feed it is ridiculous! This morning I fed him at 4am, then tried to give him a bottle at 7:30am (and he only had 20ml). I tried to feed him since 10am seeing as he has not fed well since 4am and he wouldn't have a bar of it, crying his lungs out. I calmed him and put him in his cradle swing and fed him rather then cradle hold him to feed him and this kinda worked, not well but much better. He just doesn't seem hungry??? I am so confused and sick of the feeding dilemas we have, any suggestions?

    This is how he has been feeding today:

    4am - 120ml
    7.30am - 20ml (big struggle)
    10.30am - 70ml (big struggle)
    12.30pm - 110ml (finally no struggle)
    4.45pm - 50ml (bit of struggle)

    He seems happy but gee we are not reaching the 700-800mls he should be having every day. Will he dehydrate. I guess I really worry because he is still so small at 4.88kgs and I want to beef him up as he is falling way behind even before these current feeding dilemas. I have noticed this since strengthening his feeds, wonder if that is why and he is more content earlier????? Any suggestions.

    Also he is a real hands man lately no sooner have I pulled the bottle out of his mouth or his dummy his hands are in there!

    After saying all that with his feeds, he slept with me from 12:30pm to 4pm, what tha.... never heard of, but YEAH, I feel so rested hopefully I can now sleep tonight. How can my baby be so content, it just doesn't make sense at all.

    Wow Wade's first FAthers Day, awgggghhh........

    Have a nice weekend and night everyone.

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    Just a quick update his feed before the 4am one was at 10pm - so yes he gave us 6 hours sleep, well kinda with me continually popping the dummy back in. I have been trying to get into a bit of a routine with feeds at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and then last feed at 9:30pm ready for bed then he will wake around 3 or 4am. Just when I wanted to start to routinely feed he is refusing it! I mean I am happy with 4 hourly too if that is what he wants to do, but he is pushing it out even further then that! So I guess the 4am to 10am is another 6 hours but even then he was hard to feed the only feed that was ok was at 12;30pm (lunch time), so that is 8ish hours. I just fed him again at 7:30pm adding to the list previously and he fed reasonably ok but probably only drank 100ml which is better then most of his other feeds today and he did that without hesitation but then tried to give him the other 20ml and that is when he started refusing it. Guess I just have to go with him at the moment and stuff the routine.

    So from 7.30am this morning to 7.30pm tonight he has had 360ml, his next bottle at roughly 9.30pm just before bed will be another 180ml (which he won't drink all of but I try to give him a little more before bed which he doesn't seem to refuse too much) and then another 120ml at around 4am in the morning, so that is in total approx 660mls. On the ratio of 150mls per kg, he should be having 732ml, do you think 660mls is ok???? Guess if he appears to be content I shouldn't worry.....................

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    OMG Girls!!! What HUGE posts you have!!!

    First up HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIC!!

    Vic: So glad you had a great day and I hope you have a great child-free night tomorrow night . The past 2 days I have only managed 7 feeds (close enough) Poor you though 10 feeds. Maybe its just his time to move on to formula?? I'm lucky with Jayden that he took to formula straight away and he will take breast as well. Your tip is a great one too...But I always forget LOL We went out for dinner tonight and I didn't even take the nappy bag, not even a nappy and of course we dropped into MIL's house on the way home and Jayden had a pooey nappy!!

    Sheree: I'll chat with you on MSN or email you, I have heaps to say LOL. Sounds like our boys have been going through similar problems (except the reflux) Jayden has just reached 5kgs on Tuesday. I should be able to go up your way...never been there before though :eek: You will need to come shopping with us, we know were to get pink shirts LOL or there is alway Ebay haha. I spoke to the Dr about donating my eggs but I'll wrie about that at the end. With Lache's feeds, I'd try switching formula's and see how you go. Did you put more formula in with the same water? That could be why he is constipated?? I know a friend of mine did that thinking her bub will sleep longer when they were going on a long trip and the poor baby ended up doing a hard poo after crying the entire 5hr trip she was only a few months old at the time. Hey is Lachie's Paed Dr Ben? Have I asked you that before? And were you at Child Health on Tuesday too? There was something you said in a previous post that made me think you were there.

    Kellee: I got Jayden's shirts from BigW and they went up to a size 2 otherwise as I said to Sheree...there is alway Ebay LOL. Jayden has a heap of clothes (I think most of you have worked that out hehe) and he suits nearly every colour I think....Blue, red, pink, orange.....maybe not some greens....anything really vibrant suits him I think. Good luck with SIL's kitchen tea, I guess you got it all organised ok? Well done for getting all those things done....where were the kids? Surely you couldn't have done that and had them there LOL. Jayden is starting to like just laying on the bed too and me talking or singing to him...he cracks up when I sing "There were 10 in the bed".

    Kim: I went back and checked the times, LOL I didn't realise.

    The Bicarb tip: SIL #4 is a hairdresser and she said she did this to her daughter (3yrs old now) and it cleared up in no time. I had been using olive oil but was told to leave it on for approx 1hr before his bath, I could never manage leaving it on for an hour so it was for about 5 mins and it would dissappear for about 24hrs then come back. The bicarb does eat away at the cradle cap but doesn't cause any irritation to the skin (depending on your babies skin too) Jayden's skin is reasonably sensitive and he had no reaction to it other than it dissappeared. I put it on him 5 mins before his bath and only did it about 3 times....and his was pretty bad. I noticed today he had a tiny amount again but it has been over a month since he has had it bad. If it gets on clothing it isn't hard to wash out like oil is too. Bi carb should be in every household as it can be used for everything LOL.....from pots n pans to bubby's scalp...hmm good advertising?? hehe

    Anyway think I'm going delerioius, its 12.30am, Jayden has been asleep and I need to sleep too.....Oh one mor thing...my Dr's appt

    I got a prescription for Domperidone which is meant to boost my milk supply, I haven't taken it yet as I'm still trying the Fenugreek. If the fenugreek and Domperidone doesn't work then it will be formula...I think I have given it a fair go with the BF'ing and enough is enough I can say that I have tried everything. The other reason I'm not going to push the BF'ing too far (if its not working) is because I can't really donate eggs until I am getting AF and know when I am ovulating. Jayden will come first and foremost so I'm not giving up the BF'ing for SIL#5 but if the meds don't work then I can look further into donating. Dr said that there should be no risk to me or having children in the future. I will certainly think about it a lot longer before I make final desicion tho.

    OMG We have all done long posts!! There will be a million typos I'm sure but I'm nut fixing them now LOL

    Good night Girls

    oxooxoxox

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    OMG I thought I had typed out this HUGE post and I lost it!!! I don't get logged in properly for some reason when I use the PC (laptop is fine) and I logged in again after I wrote it and then it dissapeared....I screamed and swore, then I logged in again and found it LOL

    Ok good night for real this time oxoxox

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