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    Vicki: I found the same thing with Luke after i had Mason so i am sure its just all normal and he is probably insecure about his spot in the house now especially now that there is another boy around, i also reminded luke that everything i was doing for Mason was exactly what i would do for him when he was a baby and he had to come first then as well, that did seem to help him, he still has his moments though, plus he had to deal with Cooper coming along as well lol

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    Vicky - thanks for the tip re clothing - have tried that with the sleeping issues and no help but may be worth it for DH too although not much opportunity atm. neither Logan or I have seen DH for more thyan 10mins for about a week!
    Hope things settle in your house soon. You've got a lot on your plate but sounds like your doing great. Don't know how i would cope

    AJP - Brayden is great eh? Do you live near Ivanhoe? We see him again tommorrow. I think the shoulder is doing better but sadly it has not helped at all with the sleep.
    Thanks for the mother/baby unit info. I haven't worked up the courage to ring anywhere yet. Some days I tell myself I'll work through it on my own in time but then others (like yesterday) I am ready to run out of the house screaming for HELP!!

    Ann - glad things going better with your cat. So cute that Ella has found her thumb. Logan has found his a few times too but not coordinated enough for it to be as useful as the dummy. Not actually sure I want him to use it too much. Guess you can't throw a thumb away like you can the dummy!

    Gigi - I read your birth de-brief also and I am sorry you had such an awful experience. I can understand why you are so upset but please do not blame yourself for ANYTHING. What more could you do? maybe try to look on the positive side that at least you were born into a society where the best medical care ensured both you and Bilby got through the process alive. In some places of the world you both may have been in serious danger. Have you thought about councelling?

    Looks like my 45mins is up.DS awake and screaming again!!!! Can't do this much longer without going off the edge!

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    meredith i used to work very very very close by (the two story building almost next door oposite the kinder, dont want to name it!!!) but see braden in boronia.
    dont feel bad about calling the unit, their there to help you outyou sound like your under lots of pressure and stress at the moment. we should organise a catch up for november babies in melbourne
    Vicky your son is such a sensitive soul give him a big hug from me.

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    hey ...

    How lame am I, my husband had to call my MIL to come around and help out cos I called him crying. Lugh just WOULDN'T sleep. She has taken him for a walk ...which is a big help. I don't know about this day sleep stuff, he sleeps pretty well at night ...then up all day ....boobs to sleep for about 20 mins when I feed him ...and maybe 45 mins in the pram if I walk ....he won't sleep in the sling anymore .....in the morning he's all smiles and some of the afternoon, by 4 it's murder.

    I have booked into Tweddle ...just around the corner for when I get back. I just need some hands on tips ...I can't learn unless I can watch or do something myself ...if I'm no comfortable I won't do it ....the midwifes at the Mercy learnt that the hard way lol.

    I should be greatful, he's a excellent little boy ...and we get lots of enjoyment, I just feel that he needs a bit more sleep cos otherwise he wouldn't be so grizzley.

    Would love to catch up with other Nov mums when I get back ...mid March, but don't hold out on my account.

    oh well, better get the house ready for Lugh's bedtime.

    see ya.

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    ah Olivia you are so not lame! Last night we were at dinner up the coast on holiday & Jovie would not stop crying... I was getting pretty peeved pacing outside with a screaming baby & this old lady said "grab your pram I'll walk her back & forth so you can see me, you sit down & eat" I did!! I would never have done that before but I just had too... and then I found out she was the owner of the restaurant who came by to check on things & then was watching me & decided to help us out.

    Gigi- I feel so much for you right now *hugs* I responded to your debrief. I did get a great birth experience this time, but not according to plan... I wound up using pain relief & having a 2nd degree tear & grazing (Jovie came out with her hand on her chin). BUT Matilda's birth took me almost 18 months to get over with help... Very traumatic having an emergency c/s. I don't know many who aren't traumatised for some time afterwards.

    Meredith - I wish we lived near eachother to come over & help each other have a break once in a while. 40 minutes isn't long enough... I know.

    We had a great few days up the coast & I wish I was there for another week. My burn was great, I went for a swim in the ocean & I reckon its almost completely healed now, just looks bad. Doesn't hurt at all anymore YAY!! Well... when Jovie's feeding in bed & scratches me with her toes...thats not very comfortable, but I just have to remember to cut her toenails!!

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    boy it's hard to find the new thread!

    thanks to everyone who read my birth debrief (it's not expected) and for your words of encouragement. Meredith, I would really like counselling about it, have asked the hospital and ChildYouthHealth nurses, it all comes down to money. i googled Bandl's Ring tonight, we were indeed fortunate to have it happen in this country (if it had to happen at all).

    Glad your burn is progressing so well Christie.

    i had so many personals to respond to - now it's hard to remember all the names and what story went with what name!!!

    to the mums battling with colic.reflux - that is so hard (we had that about a month ago).

    Olivia - i agree with the hands on learning. When you are so tired anyway, any other kind just goes in one ear and out the other. I spent a day with a midwife at CHildYouthHealth learning to settle tiny bilby - it made the world of difference to us. To be told a technique, ask about it, then actually practicise it in front of midwife and talk over any queries on the spot. it was great, tiring but great.

    and another thing Olivia - YOU ARE NOT LAME!

    I have no family support in real terms, just dh who is at work six days a week. I don't know what i would do without my parenting support worker. She is there to help me from tiny bilby's arrival to when tiny bilby turns three. It's like having a surrogate mum i guess, someone to ask all those questions to.

    the only family i have is one auntie who i think will be great once tiny bilby is older (like three) but she is very nervous around babies. She means well and contacts me bout once a week to see if i need any food shopping done. She means well.

    oh, and the Parenting Helpline - that magnet is on the fridge always!!
    and the Aust Breastfeeding Assoc helpline too.
    that is where i get my support from. and all the lovely people i meet online on threads like this.

    Still in process of buying a new to me car. Can't wait to be independent again, first thing i will do is take tiny bilby to get that rota virus thing, then to the anticancershop to get her a legonairres hat with straps so we can go to a park without me being worried about her burning. Then playgroup! yeh! Can't wait to be around other mums with bubs her age - like this group online but in real life!! lol

    anything to leave these four walls.

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    Gee ive not been in here for so long i cant keep up with whats going on!!!

    Christy-Glad you had a nice holiday...how nice of the owner to come help you, hard to find help these days like that

    Gigi- Your story was amazing. How a hospital could b so stupid, loosing ur file, not listening to you. Must have been hard. But you now have Bilby to show for all ur hard work. *HUGS*

    Olivia-you are not lame, if i had people to call on i would!!! ut i have no one i can call and say 'Help come take Chelsea off me so i can have a break'!!

    Not alot is new my way. We fly to Newcastle on Friday and looking forward to it. Get away from Melbourne for a few days and see some familiar faces. Get to meet DH's uncle from USA (never met him b4). DD is good other then she has a weepeing thing under her neck and arm.... have asked for some help on BB and as per usual i got it! (thanks AJP)...have tried the powder, hopefully thats helped her alot! My HAB should be arriving today! I go back to work on Monday next week...excited but dreading leaving DD.....hate being separated from her!

    Take care everyone....

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    Hi everyone, hope everyone doesn't mind me joining now! thanks to kimbaz i was able to find my way here lol, sometimes i think i still have pregnancy brain!!!

    my name is Blanche 20 i live in Mandurah W.A about hours drive from perth, my partner Leigh n i have gorjus baby girl Emelia born 25 november 5.20am weighing a big 4.2kg, 9lbs 4&half oz 52cms long and a HC of 36cms..unfortuantley at birth her shoulders got stuck and coursed her to get Erb's palsy, where certian nerves in her left arm were damaged she is slowly regainging movement she is unable to bend at the shoulder and lift above her head i have excersices that i have to do 3 times a day which are really helping, i have to take Emelia to Specialist every month go on the 2nd march and that is when we will find out if she will need surgery we wont know yet if her arm will heal completley, time will tell...but we are very grateful she is a happy and healthy bub.

    life is great i cant imagine it without her starting to get into a really good routine, im very lucky as Emelia sleeps through has since 3 weeks (but i know this could change anytime) she had a mild case of colic in her earlier weeks, we think she may be teething atm she is dribbling, bit sooky red cheeks, chews her hand whenever she can will naw on my finger! gums changing, anyone else going through this?

    Last visit to HN she weighed 6.6kg length was 58cms and head 40.5 her weight is of the chart! but HN said not to worry as she was born big lol cant wait to see how much she has grown go back on 5th march.

    wat does everyones baby weigh now ?

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    Welcome Blanchie!!! Glad my directions helped you and u didnt get lost!! LOL

    Wow ur lil one was a big bubba!! Sorry ot hear about her arm. All the best for your appointment in march.. let us know how u go!!

    DD sucks alot on her hands to the point where she gets red marks.... and the dribbling is starting!!

    Last check up DD was just under 5kg. (All her weight and measurements are the opposite to urs... she is under average for everything)!

    ETA: Blanche Emelia is adorable!!!!!! Very cute indeed.
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    Welcome Blanchie Wow Blanche is gorgeous.

    Jovie sucks on her hands heaps too atm and dribbles heaps. Last check (early Jan...) Jovie was 5.6kg 62cm and her head was 41cm... so she's tall and skinny. I'm sure Jovie's put on heaps of weight though since then, she's filled out.

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    Thanks guys, she is my little chubber bubba!! (wouldnt have her any other way)

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    Hi Blanchie,

    Lovely to hear about Emelia and she's very cute, what a great smile, sorry to hear about her shoulder...I'm sure the excercises will help.

    Um ...Lugh was 6.5 kg and 63 cms ...two weeks ago ...I think he is longer now ...but maybe slowing a bit on the weight ...I will know more on Thursday. He sucks on his hands and on his thumb ....full time ....infact he will knock the dummy out to suck his hands ..I don't think he is teething though ...well maybe ...but no red cheeks.

    thanks everyone ...I feel bad for complaining about the help ...it was great she took him for a walk and OF COURSE he feel asleep and she bought us dinner, she's lovely and I am lucky ..it's hard to admit that you need help....the last few weeks while he hasn't slept in the day I feel a little bit like everyone is thinking it's my fault and I am doing something wrong ..DH keeps asking what techniques and stuff I am trying ...it kind of gets on my nerves ...I mean it's easy to settle a baby once every two days, if you do it all day and all night ...it's a bit different ...lol, a bit of a vent.

    Christy ...funny about the lady and the pram ...good though ...nothing like dinner in peace.

    Have a great time in Newcastle Kim ...are you nervous about the plane ? I am a bit ....on the way back it will be worse cos I will be by myself ....

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    I love flying.. but ill be worried about Chelsea and her ears! But we will be fine.

    As most of you may (or may not) have noticed.. my signature has changed... it now contains a #2 baby....

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    WOW Kim - Huge congrats! Thats very exciting news. Have a great time in Newcastle, and enjoy the extra hands that will be around. I'm counting the days til my mum arrives!

    Welcome Blanchie - your daughter is delightful, she has the most adorable smile, or I should say grin. it makes you smile right along with her. I had Aston weighed on Monday and he was 6.060kgs, and 52 cms.

    Olivia, -vent away. I do on a regular basis lol. BTW are you breastfeeding? a good way to settle bub on take off and landing is to feed her. i flew to perth when Laura was four months old and it worked a treat. that sucking motion apparently helps them to unblock their ears.

    Christy - what an angel that lady was to push the pram for you with Jovie. Good on you for taking her up on. I think sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot when we get offered help. Where abouts on the coast did you go to? I'm glad the burn is healing well. Salt water does amazing things eh.

    GiGi - I hear you on the getting your independance back. We were a one car family until about a month ago. It was absolute heaven when I went and picked up my car, I felt like I had been given the keys to the kingdom, not just a car! Its just so lovely to be able to go where I want when I want to, and not have to rely on anyone else, or negotiate with DH about the car! I' m really looking forward to meeting some mums with bubs early next month. I'm feeling rather isolated, and a bit out of it....

    AJP - yes Nathan is a sensitve soul... I love him to bits. I'm so aware that he is feeling out of sorts, so have started something new today, something to motivate him to feel better about himself, and do stuff without having to be constantly asked. If he gets 4 smiles on a chart in a week he gets to have 2 hours of me doing what he wants to do. AS he went to bed tonight he asked me " do I get a smilie mum for today?" and he did, he has tried really hard, god love him. But I think this is going to work. anything has to better then the constant nagging I have to do in the last few weeks.

    Meredith - things in my house are still manic...I'm not sure if it is going to ever settle down now??? As for coping...hmmm, I'm not sure if I'm doing that real well either. I have my good days, and my bad. I'm pretty anxious about whether the diabetes has gone or not, so we will see how I am once I get those results in... I hope you are able to get some respite soon darlin. I know too well that fine line you are balancing on at the moment. Hang in there, and take all offers of assitance help respite that come your way.

    Belinda - thanks for your reassurance. I did what you suggested, and talked about what it was like when he was a baby, while having a big cuddle with him. I guess he has been my baby boy for so long, it must be hard to surrender the role.

    Well I;ve had a ***** of a day, and won't bore you all with the details. going to go to bed now, and hopefully tomorrow will be better - well at least after I have sat around for 2 half hours giving my blood to be tested! Fingers crossed that it will all be good....

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    Congrats Kim



    Thats wonderful news

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    Congrats again Kim!!! I was in shock because I couldn't imagine it myself not for any other reason

    Vicky - yeah thats why I let the old lady push the pram...

    We were in Alex Beach Headland... beautiful weekend. I want to live up there now. Its so much like where I lived in America, I lived in North County San Diego, so a 45 minute drive to the city on the beach.... so similar to the Sunshine Coast.

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    Congratulations Kim! Wow you guys are fast workers! We havent even tried yet!!!

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