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    Hugs to you Hoody, sounds like you are having a bad day.

    Holly - we have started solids, and I have learnt not to stress too much about it. I just give him his normal morning boobie, at anywhere from 6 - 8 am when he wakes up. If he is up for it and not too grizzly, I give him either some baby yoghurt (tried the other day, very yummy) or baby cereal with fruit. Then the same thing for the afternoon, depending on what time breakfast is. Sometimes it will be 3 pm or 4 pm and I try and give him veggies.

    Today, for example, It is 2pm and I haven't given him any food yet besides milk cos we went to the docs and when we got home he was zonked (and still is 1.5 hours later ). I will def give him some this arvo, he has been off his food lately and I am a bit worried about him. He hasn't lost any weight tho, and is still a boomper, but ya just can't help but worry hey?

    As for sleeps, Caden usually has one big 2 hour nap in the day, sometimes morning, sometimes afternoon. Most other times he will sleep for an hour at a time.

    Suse - yay! what a clever boy. I love the topples too, they are so cute

    I may as well add a brag or two - Caden says Mumma and Dadda now. He is sooo chatty and sounds like he is actually saying words, even tho they are jibberish.

    Well, better go cos he is awake,


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    Hello girls sorry i have been MIA for the last week we have had tough one Miss Molly has been rather unsettled though i cant pin point why. She has had a mild temp on and off (38 degrees) and has the worst nappy rash ever, its even bleeding. I am using a cream i got from our Dr and its improving but slowly. We normally use sposies and we have tried cloth as they breath more but its that bad nothing is making much diff. We are having as much nappy off time as poss etc but nothing seems to be working. She has red cheeks too so maybe her teeth are bugging her although we dont have any through yet. I am back at the Dr on thurs for DD1 so if its still the same i will be looking for more answers. As i said in my last post DD1 is allergic to egg and had an anaphalactic (sp?) reaction last Tues so we have been at the dr's lots and having tests and now have to see a specialist etc. DD1 has also been a bit off so as you can see my last week has been very full on. Gone are my nights of sleeping through if its not one at the moment its the other. Its like the girls get together and say "ok you get mum up tonight and tomorrow i will" Things have also been strained between DH and i but i think its all from me been tired and snappy and DH is under pressure with work (we have our own business so it can be very stressful) Well i hope you are all doing well.

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    Hi there girls

    Thanks to all that replied to me about solids and sleeping patterns. It seems that we are on the right track as we are doing the same!!

    Well Thomas has got a tooth! It came through last Thursday. I suspect the other bottom one is on its way because he has been behaving the same as when the other one cut through. Waking at least every 2 hours and sometimes between... Pretty miserable the poor little fella.

    We have our 6 mth needles next wk. So not looking forward to that..

    Thomas has been really fussy with food lately and even the boob. Throughout the day he wont take my right boob. Not sure why. This one gets really full and sprays out at him with 3 sprays so maybe that scares him as he chokes a bit with it rushing out so much.

    How was all the Christenings?

    HOODY - U poor thing. Sounds like u have had a really tough wk. I hope Molly is getting better. Thomas gets red cheeks when he is teething but if things are still bad at the doc appt I would be wanting answers as well. That is no good at all about Mia being allergic to egg. U would be surprised at how many foods have egg in it. BIG HUGS CHICKIE!

    SUSE - It is so exciting when they learn new things, especially sitting up. Thomas loves sitting and playing with all his toys. Its great fun

    HEATHER - Dont u just love it when they laugh. It is the best thing ever. How funny bout when she rolled under the couch. LOL

    DRAGONBUB - How cute is it when they start saying Mumma and Dadda. Thomas has been off his food a bit lately too and even wont take the boob sometimes. He has plenty of backup weight so I am not too concerned. I suspect it is those teeth.

    Anyways, gotta fly so I will catch u all that I have missed next time

    HAVE A GOOD DAY GIRLS

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    Hi everyone,

    I posted at the beginning of this thread and haven't been back since so thought I would say a big hello to you all! I love hearing about how all the beautiful bubs are doing...

    Congrats to everyone with their achievements - it's so exciting!! We're not quite up to sitting or saying mumma or dadda yet but Brooke does love to roll over and show off on her tummy (my mum thinks she'll be a jem at yoga with some of the poses she can do!). She's growing up so quickly... she was 7.9kg a week ago (5 month weigh in) and her little personality is coming out more and more each day. I think she already knows how to wrap mum and dad around her little finger!!

    She's still sleeping through from 7pm - 7am (I work at night from home which works out really well!) but we haven't had any teeth yet and I hear that can muck things up a bit!! My clinic nurse said to wait till 6 months to start on solids (because she is putting on good weight and doesn't seem to be looking for extra food at the moment)... so we'll be venturing in to that in the next couple of weeks.

    I've been trying to find a playgroup locally to join and am off to one on Friday so fingers crossed it will be good! I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't get involved in a mothers group from the beginning just to have the interaction with other mums and bubs - would be good for Brooke to have some other bubs of a similar age around her as she gets bigger.

    Hoody... I hope both your little ones are getting better and you are getting some answers from the Dr. DH and I also work together in the family business so I can sympathise with you on that point...

    Well, that's me done... ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEK!

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    Cameron is being fussy right now and I'm out of town, so not much time to post but i wanted to pop by and say hello. Sound like everyone is doing quite well.

    Cameron is being really good on this trip. Everyone LOVES him and I've had so many compliments on what a fantastic and special little boy he is and how affectionate he is. My sister's ex husband even told me he'd never felt such affection from, or for a baby before, including his own nephew and niece. I was so touched. Cam is very loving though and will smile at and cuddle with pretty much anyone.

    During our trip (which we still have a week left of) Cameron has made lots of progress. He now sits up unassisted. He mostly leans on his hands but can sit up and balance himself for quite a bit before he loses it and topples over. He also can walk around the room if I'm holding on to his arms, and he has said "mama" twice and "dada" once. (Sadly "dada" is not on our trip with us and did not get to hear it. Hopefully Cameron will say it again once we get back home.) He's still liking his rice cereal but we are not going to introduce anything else into his diet until I get back home. I bought a cloth diaper yesterday to try out and it was a REALLY good one so I'm going to this cloth diapering class tonight and am going to get some more. I'm excited about it (though not the cost - yikes!!)

    Must run but I'll write a proper reply once we're home and Cam isn't being so clingy.

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    Well firstly welcome back Belinda. It is so great to hear the progress and what everyone else's bubs are up to. I cant wait to get on here of a morning!! What sort of work do u do from home at night? Sleeping right through, wow thats great. Thomas use to wake bout 3-4am just once for a quick feed. But lately its been every few hrs.

    Twinsis - Isnt it nice when people adore your baby. And big claps for sitting up. Thats great!!

    Thomas officially has 2 teeth now. Just got them over the last wk. Hopefully that is all for the moment cause it is so horrible and painful for them.

    Thomas is still being fussy with feeding. I am still putting it down to the teeth. He seems to feed all night though and I wish that was throughout the day.

    Have a good one !!

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    Hey everyone,
    Belinda - wow about sleeping through, that is great! I know what you mean about mothers group. I don't know where I would've been in the early days without mine. I just longed for Wednesdays when we could meet up and I would feel a sense of relief that my child was normal and ok. There was a lady we met recently who had a bub the same age and we invited her to our Mo group, so maybe you could still join in to one? Playgroup of course is another option. Good luck, it can be lonely as a mum I think.

    Hoody - gee hun you seem to be having such a rough time. As I mentioned in previous posts, it is hard to find time (and love to be honest) for your girls, then DH, then yourself. If your DH is missing out, it means YOU are completely empty, as usually you put yourself last after everyone. Hopefully this mothers day will allow a bit of affection for you. I always tell my DH that I am "empty" and require HIM to fill ME up, rather than the other way round. Men can be such babies (well, mine can anyway ). I really hope your girls get better soon and give you a break *hugs*

    Twinsis - Caden would always be fussy and clingy when we went to visit my sisters. It is remarkable though that he had a few "firsts" while we were away also, like sitting, rolling alot, and chatting heaps. Mabye being out of their comfort zone unlocks some boundaries? Or simply coincidence, who knows? It is great that he is a loving and affectionate boy. I am sure that once you are back and settled he will be heaps happier also.

    Holly - yeah teeth seem to knock them around a bit. Caden will be fussy at the breast and when I give him a bottle he is fine. He also has trouble sucking his thumb to sleep (which is how he settles himself) and sometimes chews his thumb causing injury. The dummy helps at this time. When they come through tho they cause their own headaches, like biting! DS has only just started this recently and my right nipple was so red it was almost glowing. It was really painful when he fed again, but hasn't bitten that hard since, so hopefully it will have a bit of time to heal.

    Well, we have top teeth coming through, I can see them right under the skin. Hopefully in a day or so they will cut and then the pain will be over. It seems to take 3 weeks from when they start to move to when they cut, which is so damn painful for them. Other than that he has been a star lately. Found out from the Chiro that Jolly Jumpers are bad which makes me a bit confused as to what to do now we have one and Caden loves it. Has anyone else used one? How have they found it?

    Well better get some stuff done while bubs is asleep. Have a great week everyone!

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    Have to be quick about to go out but DB with regards to the Jolly Jumpers i too have heard they aren't great but i do use one. DD1 lived in hers and she turned out fine. Molly likes it too but i limit the time she is in iykwim. I will only put her in for 5-10 mins at a time and prob only once a day when i need to get something done. It fits great in my pantry door so i can potter in the kitchen with a little bit of peace (well as much peace as i ever get)

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    Hello,

    Hope everyone has had a good day...

    Holly - I was running the family business before Brooke arrived so am still looking after a lot of the higher level finance/reporting type functions from home at night (do about 3-4 hours each night) and go in to work on Monday's. Brooke has been sleeping through 12 hours a night since 9 weeks so it works really well for me.

    Dragonbub - I think I will contact the local baby clinic and see if they know of any mothers groups locally. I have a jolly jumper too (it was a gift) and my paediatrician said the same thing - apparently they can cause problems with walking (same as walkers) cause they bounce/walk on their tippy toes and it doesn't teach them the right way of doing things. I think if you use it for a small amount of time each day it would probably be fine? Maybe just 10 mins or so to give a bit of a different perspective from the norm?

    Did you all see the news article about iodine earlier in the week? My mother-in-law had already told me about it so we had been buying the iodised salt (although we eat plenty of eggs, fish, etc anyway). Food for thought...

    Well have a great night!

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    just a quickie... ETA: Alright maybe not so quick lol
    DB: I think the prob the chiros have the JJ is the same as with upright carriers like the Baby Bjorn...Their spines aare still soft and extended use can cause some compacting of the lower vertabrae...But so long as you dont use it for hours and hours a day, I think they are fine.
    Charlotte LOVES hers and I think the benefits of muscle control and development, balance and spacial reasoning they get from it far out weighs and possible negatives jmo

    Belinda - you can actually get iodised sae salt now - I think Saxa make it. so I buy that now cos I was worried too...I dont use anythin else but sea salt and dont at much fish etc either

    Holly - go thomas and the teeth!! did he get eh two at once? what a trooper!

    TS - come and join us in the Cloth Nappy threads! we love to see newbies! And cloth is ACE you will love it! Glad to hear your trip is going well, and well done cameron on the sitting and talking (wow!)

    Hoody - OMG how scary for you! to you and especially Mia! Hope she is doing well now! How is Miss Molly's NR going? sounds painful, poor little thing. I wish I had some advice, but sound slike you are trying everything, so hang in there

    suse - Go Euan!!! He will be crawling around before you know it


    well Charlotte is doing well, we are sitting p really well (most ofthe time lol) and desperately trying to crawl, but we mostly just reverse around the room so funny lol I think we are prepping for another growth spurt though, she has barely stopped eating for the last week....We still arent on solids yet though, just o interest i n food as such, it's more just what we are doing, not the food.
    So will just watch her over the next few weeks and see how we go.
    I have a nipple hickey!! pmsl I think she attached herself the otehr night while sleeping (obviously to the worng spot) and so now I have a big purple bruise on my areola! GREAAAAAT...yueah!

    After bout a week of not sleeping , we seem to have gotten over what ever the problem was..I still cant figure it out..just owldnt stay asleep longer than an hour, unless I was with her, and even then it would only be a couple. but that has disappeared as quickly as it came, with the same amount of explanation!

    Really enjoyed our anniversary night out too...we went to the movies then to the fun park in Mandurah...went on the Tilt-A-Whirl and the Ferris Wheel...can you belive my 37 yo DF has NEVER been on a Ferris Wheel?? Well it was a crap Ferris Wheel forhis first time and we only went around 3 times! Ripped off!! lol we had a great time though.
    Charlotte didnt though She wouldnt take the bottle and cried apparently for about 2 hours So the babysitter rang us when we were on the way home anyway...but when we go there she was alright, clearly been crying though, so we had big cuddles and a ht bath and a big feed and all was right with the world again!
    Going to try her with a sippy cup now, because she just wont take to the bottle, and a friend at mothers group had the same problem, so suggested the cup. Her daughter (now 7 months) drinks out of a Pump Sports Bottle!! lol

    Anyway, thats about it I think! Better go make myself some dinner
    Hope you and yours are all doing well

    Love Lex x

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    OMG its the middle of the day and both my grils are asleep- cant remember the last time that happened but its so lovely to have 5 mins to myself with no kids and no DH.....arrgh the peace and quiet is just tranquill

    Well Miss Molly is still been a fussy bubby but apart from that here on the Hood front all is reasonably well. Molly's NR has improved 10 fold thank goodness with the help of a nappy rash cream that contained and anti fungal agent also. It was so heartbreaking to change her nappy and have her scream in pain the whole way through. Still no teeth though lots of signs but who knows maybe its all in my head We attempted to start solids today with some rice cereal and Molly wouldnt have a bar of it. She refused to open her mouth and then spat out anything she did get. I dont think she is really interested so will give it another week. I'm in no hurry. Got DD1's test results back and she is highly allergic to Peanuts and Egg so feeding her just got a whole lot harder. I hope Molly doesnt have asthma and allergies its hard enough with one. Molly is still not rolling (only tummy to back) properly or sitting or anything like that so we are pretty boring on that front I'm not complaing when they are more mobile its more work. I am thinking about looking for PT work 1-2 days a week just to take some of the financial burden off DH. We do have our own business but i cant do much other than the book work which isnt really alot. I also know he gets very stressed if things are quiet (they arent but he worries about security iykwim) I just dont know what to get into. I have only had the one job since high school and that was in a management position in a well know retail chain but i do not want to go back. I have always said when Molly is 2 i will go to uni and i think if i go back that will be it for life iykwim. Any idea's girls?

    Limeslice- trying to crawl omg they grow so quick what happened to our NB's

    Belinda- 12 hours a night you are very lucky. (dd1 was like that but not so lucky this time around ) We on average go from 10pm- 6.30am.

    Everyone else sorry for the lack of personals DD1 is having a coughing fit from her room so i best go check on her. BBL

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    Hey Hoody,
    On the job front, I am not too sure. I do HR and have done career counselling as a job in the past, and pretty much the standard rule is do something you LOVE doing, or at least enjoy. That way it doesn't matter how much $ you earn, it is far more enjoyable to work. That said, there is no better time than the present to look for work, as they are screaming for skilled personnel. It is a great time to start something new, as they will give anyone a go these days. Don't be afraid to just try a few things. Nothing is set in stone and there is no one telling you you can't quit if you don't like it. It is about what YOU want, not about having the perfect CV. Half my jobs aren't even on my CV because they are not relevant.

    I would be happy to help you put something together and get it out there.

    On a personal note, I am great at art and wondered how to get into doing court artistry (ya know the pictures of faces that get drawn of people in court that appear on the news?). I simply emailed a couple of the news stations and now have some great contacts. Sometimes it can be as simple as an idea, an email or a phonecall. If it doesn't work out, no harm done!

    LS - I have been on that tilt a whirl and ferris wheel! How cheap, it is not as if they have ppl cuing up out the front is it? Funny about the scooting backwards. Caden doesn't have much idea about mobility yet, he still thinks he can just up and walk, but seems surprised when his legs don't quite carry him there.

    Well, the top teeth are SOOOO close. Have had the night from hell last night with him up every 2 hours or so, but they still havent' cut yet. Probably in for a rough one tonight as well. Looking forward to the christening on Sunday, although my big sis can't make it cos it is a "special" day for her cos its' mothers day! Oh well, you can't have everything.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

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    Just a quick one. We have been pretty busy here, and a little sick (plus gumpy baby all week). Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Mothers Day. Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing in this wonderful journey with me.

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    Awww, that's lovely June!!! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!! It's a weird feeling celebrating it for myself!! (I got a sleep in - how awesome is that!)

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    Good work on the sleep in suse! YAY!

    Happy Mother's Day everyone!! Hope you all have an awesome stress free day!

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