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thread: Babies Born October 16th ~ 31st 2008 #5

  1. #289
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    Jul 2007
    Sydney
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    Hi all,

    Hollye - Thanks hun, Mia seems to be doing really well. What a great weight she is. V takes days too, to get over her needles, I feel so sorry for her when she has to get hers, as I know how she reacts with it. Definately not looking forward to the next lot. hugs

    HJ - What a clever little one Bianca is doing her finger paintings, how cute. I am so happy that you have little Bianca in your arms, it took such a long time for you. I hear the joy in your heart now. hugs

    OM - I hope you get better soon hun, you sound sooo down. Just keep looking at your beautiful little Olive and the sun will be shining right there in front of you. hugs

    Well today went well, V still hasnt hit the 5.5kg mark just yet but she will soon. We havent booked her Op yet as the pead said she is still to little to have it done. He said normally the bubs are ok to go under GA but V isnt the size of a 6mth old so we must wait. He said even if we did book it they would send us home due to her size. I have a referral to have her hips ultrasound so will do that soon.

    Anyway heres V's measurements. Weight: 5.230kg Length: 61.5cm HC 41.5cm


  2. #290
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    Feb 2008
    Country Victoria
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    her measurements are great! u keep growing little one!

    SOrry if i missed it csab, but is there a reason she is small? or is it just V? btw... i wanna see pics of her!!!!!!!

  3. #291
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    Jul 2007
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    Hollye - It seems to be just V. She seems to be putting on weight at a steady rate for her build. She is following the bottom line of the graph even tho she hasnt hit the graph yet. I am really proud of her, she has had to really start off with no fat at all on her tiny little body, and now even tho most 000's are still fitting her, it is only the bonds suits that are getting a bit tight for her now. As soon as I get a chance I will put some more pics up of V. I will take one of her in her bumbo....

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    Jan 2008
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    Hi Csab!!!! glad to see you are still well and hangin in ther you are such a trooper!!!! Give V a hug from Jack.

    Jack is on 3 meals a day plus having 4 bottles a day.

  5. #293
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    Nov 2008
    NSW Mid North Coast
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    HI again,
    I can't believe it (well I can) but I got a call from the doctor after I posted last to say that I have a kidney infection! It's no wonder I am healing so slowly. I did tell the specialist that I thought I had one but he said that it was just that the symptoms of a UTI and the surgery are very similiar. Bloody doctors. So anyway back on AB's. Sorry to sound so down, it could be alot worse and i'm sure after a good nights sleep I will feel alot better. I might get take away tonight and go to bed really early. i should have gone to bed early last night but stayed up until 9:30 watching Chaser and Olive didn't go to sleep until 9ish anyway. We just tried to have a sleep but the dog woke us after 10 mins so that was that. Olive is so gorgeous she always makes me feel better especially when she says mum-ma in her cute little voice.
    hj - Sometimes like today Olive will only have small amounts of milk but yesterday she drank 150-200mls in all her bottles. Today she has had 1 200ml bottle, 100ml bottle and 140ml bottle so it's been totally different. I'd say she will probably drink another 200-250 before bed and usually has a bottle sometime through the night.

  6. #294
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    Jan 2008
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    Hope everyone has a nice long weekend!!! Woo Hoo!

  7. #295
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    Nov 2008
    NSW Mid North Coast
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    Hi all
    Had Olive weighed today and she is growing very nicely and is in the 97th percentile for everything.

    Weight-
    Birth - 4.025kgs (got down to 3.8)
    Now(7.5mths) 9.6kgs

    Height -
    Birth - 55cms
    Now - 72cms (DH is 6ft4in) so going to be tall

    HC
    Birth - 36.7
    Now - 47.8

    I went to the docs today and am off to the immunoligist so hopefully I will find out why I keep getting these infections in the first place.
    Have a great weekend everyone!

  8. #296
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    Feb 2008
    Country Victoria
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    wow OM - she is growing great!!! what a great job u are doing.

    Mia has a small head, so ive been told. Just 43cm. n shes 8.34kg and 70cm long


    OMG i move in just over a week! so much harder to get organised with a baby!

  9. #297
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    Nov 2008
    NSW Mid North Coast
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    HI ladies,
    just thought I would share a couple of recipes which Olive absolutely loved today. I'm not sure if we are allowed to in this thread but I thought if we could share some recipes and food suggestions it would be a great help to eachother.
    For lunch she had Orgran home made custard on soy milk. It's really easy and free from all the crap thats in the jar ones.I used a couple of drops of pure maple syrup instead of sugar and also put stewed apricots (dried apricots cooked down slowly with a little water)with it and this was a huge hit. She ate every last scrap!
    For dinner she had Tuna mornay. I made white sauce on 1/2 cup soy with a tiny grate of cheese and about 2tsp of cornflour to thicken. Heat milk to boiling point in the microwave then add cheese and cornflour and stir quickly to thicken it. Meanwhile I steamed some fresh corn(about half a cob) and about half a bulb of bok choy (could use a few spinach leaves) and pureed these together. I also cooked a couple of handfuls of Bellamy's organic baby pasta. I mixed everything together with a small tin of tuna in springwater and she loved it!
    Both these recipes are things which make quite a few meals.
    Right i'm off to bed as I finally got Olive down about 10mins ago.

  10. #298
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    Feb 2008
    Country Victoria
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    thanks OM! i also think sharing recipes are a good idea.

  11. #299
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    Jan 2008
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    OM you are so clever with the food!!... Well done

    I puked my guts up last night!!! Sushi was bad obviously that i bought from the shop. Jorda had some as she has eaten it before, and when she got up at 9am this morning she was covered in spew.. So obviously didnt agree with her either.. poor darling.

    No more sushi for me I guess..

  12. #300
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    Aug 2007
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    HJ - What a clever little one Bianca is doing her finger paintings, how cute. I am so happy that you have little Bianca in your arms, it took such a long time for you. I hear the joy in your heart now. hugs

    Anyway heres V's measurements. Weight: 5.230kg Length: 61.5cm HC 41.5cm
    Hey csab - thank you sooo very much, i am so in love with Miss B its amazing took awhile to get her in my arms but u are right im so happy now, she was certainly worth the wait and all the heart ache we went thru! im sure ur feeling the same with little V!

    V is growing beautifully, soooo tiny and precious! im thinking ur going to have to watch her when she grows up!

  13. #301
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    Sep 2008
    Melbourne
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    Smile Hello

    Hi,
    I just came across this thread and thought I'd join as my daughter, Amelia, was born on 23rd October 2008.
    There are 17 pages to read so I haven't quite got there yet, but just thought I'd post a message to say hi! )
    A little bit about me... I'm a single mum. We live in Melbourne with our cat and dog.
    Amelia is on solids and I'm introducing new ones weekly. She thoroughly enjoys her food now!
    She is trying SO hard to crawl and is bouncing up and down on all fours, but hasn't quite got it yet. (SO cute seeing her try though!!)
    She is still sitting rearward facing in the car. She used to sleep in the car quite easily, but now being more aware of her surroundings she keeps herself awake, wanting to know what's happening in the world going by! Usually this isn't a problem, unless she is due for a sleep as then she becomes over-stimulated and over-tired, which makes for one grumpy child! Lol.. thankfully this doesn't happen often.
    I am very lucky, being single, that she is a very content, happy baby & self-settles (most of the time). She certainly makes it easier for me. However I do feel I miss cuddles with her as she self-settles (although I know I shouldn't complain!!). We usually have a few hours sleep-in following her 730am feed, so I have recently taken to bringing her into bed with me, so I can get that close time with her.
    She is bottle fed (formula) because she never latched deep enough and although she was getting some milk, it obviously wasn't enough as on day 6 she had to be admitted for phototherapy to treat her jaundice. She made a full recovery and is thriving now. I exclusively expressed for the first four months, so I figure even though she's not breastfed, I gave her the best start to life I could & all my antibodies etc & goodness from my breastmilk. Feeling utterly exhausted after four months of expressing every four hours (which took about 30-40mins) though, I just couldn't do it any longer, which is why she is now on formula. Thankfully, she transitioned without a fuss (phew!).

    Well, that's a bit about us! I look forward to being a part of this thread! )

    Kate & Amelia xx

  14. #302
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    Jan 2008
    Queensland
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    Hi Kate & bubba Amelia, welcome to our thread. Sounds like you are doing a fantastic job with Amelia. Good on you for expressing for 4 months, I can understand it was exhausting. I look forward to getting to know the both of you.

    I dont have that much to report here. We took the kids to the circus last night, it was great. Lara was mesmerised at everything and she was so good. She is getting better with her solids after a slow start. For some reason she has started waking up around 5am, driving me nuts. Most days I am able to put her dummy in and put a blanket over her and she'll go back to sleep but sometimes its only for an hour and I havent been able to get back to sleep. I hate being a light sleeper. She still only has her 2 bottom teeth but she is chewing/sucking/dribbling on everything. Sitting up on her own (before her sister sometimes knocked her back down). Not crawling but getting up onto all fours. She is saying dad & nanna but not mum yet meanwhile I am the one who does everything for her, oh well I am sure she'll say it soon enough.

    Gotta go, hope you all had a great weekend.

  15. #303
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    Nov 2008
    NSW Mid North Coast
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    Welcome Kate and Amelia! BB is a great support network. I can relate to the expressing. I virtually expressed full time for 4mths after having cracked nipples for 2 and have never felt so exhausted although Olive is going through a bad patch ATM. She has been teething for 3 mths pretty constantly and now has 6 teeth with 2 more on the way and sleepness nights seem the norm now. You sre so lucky Amelia self settles.

    Olive has been sick and not eating for the past 2 days. Last night she woke every 30-45mins so we are wreckes here. I'm not sure what is wrong, maybe a sore throat or ear infection. If she is no better tomorrow I will take her to the drs. It really sucks when they are sick, I feel so helpless and tired!!!

    On a happier note we went car shopping yesterday and today went and test drived a Suberu Forester which we are buying. It will be so nice to have a decent car, very exciting.

    Hope you all had great weekends!

  16. #304
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    Feb 2008
    Country Victoria
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    bb in a few days girls... dont miss me too much lol

  17. #305
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    Aug 2007
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    Miss ya already Hollye and Mia - love ur name also - have fun moving!!!

    Hello and welcome Kate and Amelia! u will so love it on here - everyone is very helpful and so nice!
    Sounds like u are doing an awesome job with Amelia - how was ur pregnancy and labour?

    Leigh - love the pic of Lara - she is sooo cute - cant believe she has been to her first circus already! what a lucky girl!!!

    OM - poor Olive - i really hope she gets better soon - does she have a cold? i hate it also when B is sick - it breaks my heart!!!

    Well Miss B is sooooo close to taking that first step - she stands and walks holding onto the couch - and sometimes turns around and stands not holding on (i find that a bit scarry) than she realises and falls - dont think it will be long till she takes that first step sob sob and than i will have to say bye bye little baby and hello little girl!
    was going to take her for a haircut today but never got round to it

    Has anyone else's bub had their first hair cut yet? how did it go?

    Hello to everyone else xoxo

  18. #306
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    Jan 2008
    Queensland
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    HJ - Wow, B sure is growing up way too quick hey. It is sad and exciting at the same time. I was looking at photos of my DD1 when she was a baby the other day and got really sad. Lara has hardly any hair so she wont be needing a haircut for quite some time. Hope B enjoys getting it done.

    OM - Hope Olive slept better last night. You poor things, must be exhausted. How exciting getting a new car. What colour are you getting?

    Hollye - Love the new name!

    Gotta go and start cooking dinner, just thought I'd pop in for a quick hello.

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