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    Well I did it, my 1st day back at work.
    I cried when I left mums and the entire drive to work. I cried when I saw all my friends and when I got to my desk. The day went pretty quickly though and I only checked in on mum twice.
    When i expressed at lunch time I found it really difficult, after about 20 mins I finally got a let down and then we got some action. 300ml in the bottle I was rapted. =D>
    I expressed again when I got home and will feed Jordan before I go to bed tonight.

    Linda - Welcome back, glad Emma was a good girl for you both. Jordan as finally slept thru the night......



    Melissa - I am glad to see that Benjamin is a similar weight to Jordan, I dont feel so bad now. Although Benjamin is 6 cm longer than Jordan. You are doing a great job. Good idea about cutting nails in bubs sleep maybe I will try that.

    I think i will head off to bed shortly so will get going.

    Night all :sleeping: and HUGS TO BUBS

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    Thats great that he slept through for you Tracey!!! Has he kept it up? That must have been so hard today! Well done though

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    tracey i really feel for you right now,it is so hard to leave them i know,i had to leave my boys also,we are the ones left crying and feeling miserable all day but they are usually fine and are having a terrific time,unfortunantly it doesnt get much easier even when thay are bigger,how did your mum go,you are so lucky to have her,i had to put my kids into child care and that killed me,i hope it gets easier for you soon(hugs to you).
    i wont be going to mothers group tomorrow as my boys start back at school and i would like to be there to make sure that they get into there new classes alright,particularily my youngest as he is starting grade 1 and i know he would like to show off his new calssroom and friends and teacher to me.i prob wont getaway from there till about 10 then i have to wait for a truck to come and pick up a bed i sold on ebay and i dont know what time it is arriving.i understand that you are working now so will you be able to come to any of the mothers groups,i hope so,i am a bit nervous about going without knowing someone there.
    linda,welcome home,i hope you had a fantastic time.
    our milestones have been that chantelle has learnt how to laugh and also how to use her jollly jumper and she just loves it.
    i wonder how katkins,fenella,cindyb,canniel and bekka are all going have not heard from them all for quite some time.
    melissa glad that benjamin is growing so nicely.
    how many babies are grabbing things or holding things in there hands,chantelle is not doing any of that yet although sometimes it looks like she is trying to reachup to touch toys on her mobile.
    night all
    nikki

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    Hi!

    Aaaah - Classes start back this week. It's been a bit scary as my numbers aren't up as high as I'd like but I'm still getting lots of calls as the week goes along. There's a lot of extra pressure as I'm only teaching a little and paying teachers so a lot more overheads....

    Anyway - Louis is doing really well. I've decided I need to make the rice cereal a regular thing as I haven't given him any over the last few days and his feeds are really mucked up. I'm not sure if thats why but I'll try him again tomorrow and see how we go....He loves eating it anyway. I think 4 months on the dot I'll try him with some other foods - very slowly of course. He loves watching us eat - I think he's very jealous when we eat our dinner in front of him and he doesn't get any.

    Not too much on the milestone front - we've had a couple of funny type laugh things - not a full on giggle though. But enough to make us laugh when he does it - he he.

    This is such a beautiful age - Louis and I lied on the couch this afternoon and for like 1/2 an hour just played with each other - he kept trying to put his hands in my mouth and though it was really funny!

    He is also wriggling a lot more too (especially when he's cranky!) He can also hold on to his little soccer ball with both hands and throw it (well.. let go...) His biggest thing though is to kick his legs. A lot. Someone even commented on it at mothers group. Especially if he's excited.

    Linda - Glad you had a great time - Look forward to catching up with you!

    Tracey - Wow on the 300ml - 200mls my max at the moment. Great job on going to work! Remember it will only get easier....

    Wow Melissa - what a big bubba! I'm not sure what Louis is at the moment but he's probably just over 6kg..will find out on Friday. How fast do their nails grow - it's crazy!

    Bonnie - don't feel too bad - these things happen. Glad you had a good Australia day!

    Nikki - What a great night! That sounds fantastic - what a well deserved break for you!

    Kazzy - Louis is going through a funny stage now too where it's not so much other people as being left alone. he gets really cranky the moment he sees no-one else around. Which can be hard when your trying to get some things done. We bought a high chair so I can wheel him around the kitchen and he can see what I'm doing - hehe. God knows what they'l be like when they hit the seperation anxiety stage! hehe. Not long to go now until the harness is off - that's going to be great.

    Donella - Sorry can't help you with that one. Louis sometimes sicks clear but with the curdled milk bits if it's a while after his feed but never just a plain clear one....The infant massage sounds great!

    Kell - Glad to hear Will has been so great for you! It's so nice when you can just cruise along with them! I was going for Baghdatis too! He still did so well even if he didn't win!

    Ok better go - full on day tomorrow and I better feed Louis in a minute..

    Just a question - what time are your bubs going to sleep at night?? Louis was going at around 7pm but now we're lucky to get him into bed by 8.30-9pm (admittedly he's sleeping through so I'm not worried - but just wondering...)

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    Kristie - Benjamin is in bed by 7:30pm. Wake up time is around 4am, when DH gets up for work. If I don't cut Benjamin's nails weekly, he uses them to scratch us.

    Benjamin is screaming for a feed after filling his duds so I better go...

    Melissa

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    Wow - thats an early wake up! I suppose they all just create their own little patterns...

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    Nikki - Emma grabs things with her hands, but is still really unco!

    Kristy - Sounds like young Louis is going to be a pro soccer player!!! Emma kicks like mad too when she is excited & flaps her arms around, its so funny!!

    Emma goes down at about 9-10pm. I have tried to shift it earlier but it just wont happen. I guess over time it will change, probably when they are more mobile & wearing themselves out more! But Emma also sleeps through so I dont really mind (as long as I still get to watch my favourite TV shows ) Sounds really full on employing other people! Good on you though! I'm sure Louis will enjoy you more!

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    Yep! I think we've decided he's going to be a soccer player, swimmer, motorbike rider etc hehehe - every new thing he learns predetermines his future - hehe.

    He learnt a new little trick this morning which worries me. We've always just sat him in the bouncer without strapping him in because he doesn't wriggle too much but I had it up on the highest setting this morning and he's decided he can sit up! Of course he rolls forward/sideways and will end up going head first onto the floor - I'm so glad I could see him doing it so now we have to make sure we strap him in. He's getting a bit too clever I think....

    Yeah, the 9pm isn't too bad - he ususally sits pretty quietly at that time so we can watch t.v as well. We have him all wrapped up so he knows it's bedtime and he's just lucky staying up late - hehe.

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    hi all, sorry I've not been posting lately. Been so flat out with two babies! I swear I don't know how I am doing it. Jess is at the stage where she wakes up all the time cause she loses the dummy and I have to go in and settle her again and again and again. It's exhausting me. She's "sleeping thru" in that she has her last feed at around 10pm, down to bed at 10:30 and up for morning feed at 7am. But I'm having to get up every hr or so from 2am on. It's running me ragged. I'm st the stage where we will need to break her dependance on the dummy before she can remember having it so am starting today. I will put her down with dummy in, if she loses it, she can cry herself back to sleep. I've put up with this for weeks and I can't take it anymore. We had to do the same thing with Kat. Two nights of hell and she's a perfect sleeper now! (well usually, last night she woke up at 10pm screaming so bad I got her up and gave her cuddles and an extra bottle and let her play a bit before putting her back down).
    I'm so forgetful. I forgot about Kat's dinner last night (DH was busy fixing a friends computer, I had the friends wife with me and we were watching Kat's dvd and trying to settle Jess who was just being fussy). She had it at around 8pm (latest she ever gets it is 7:30pm as her bedtime is 8:30). The this morning I forgot breakfast too. She's eating it now. Poor bugger. She stood at the gate to our bedroom and called to me for 5mins before I realised what she wanted! Du'h! I was using the loo and checking my emails.
    I feel soooo bad..... Prob just cause I'm tired.
    Well better go get her down and clean her up. Knowing my kat, there's food everywhere!!! Never met a messier kid! My mum says it too!

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    Hi,

    Kerrie sorry to hear your having a hard time...I'm not quite sure how you're doing it either!

    I'm sure things will settle down soon. I know Louis did that a couple of times where he would wake every hour - it's just so draining. He still generally wakes once a night but this morning he woke right on 4am - I read somewhere that this is when they will wake if they get cold - dh got up to him and said his arms were out and were cold so wrapped him back up and he went straight back to sleep. It's hard at the moment because the house is quite warm at bedtime but cools off through the night. It will be good when I can rug him up in warm sleepsuits....

    Hopefully you get a chance to catch up on some sleep soon.

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    I've been finding the same thing. At night it is hot, but by 3am its quite cool & Em has ussually unwrapped herself.

    Kerrie - I dont know how you do it! Dont feel bad at all, you have a massive workload ATM & you are doing a fantastic job

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    Hi
    i sat down to post a reply this morning and had almost finished it when Molly fell and hit her head so I jumped up to get her and my foot caught the mouse cord and the laptop went flying (it's not even ours it's my sisters oops!) so i grabbed Molly and came back to check the computer it is fine but my post was lost *sigh*. So here goes again...

    Linda - Glad that you had such a good holiday, we are thinking about going to Germany in Sep for Nick's brothers wedding but I'm not sure if i want to travel that far with 2 kids. Will is laughing - he is starting to really laugh which is so cute, he loves his sister and she always makes him laugh

    Tracey - Hopefully the days at work will get easier, plus absence makes the heart grow fonder

    Kerrie - I know what you mean with 2 kids, Molly is nearly 3 though and is sort of self sufficient, although with the brace on not so much. I get to the end of some days and can't remember the beginning! Will was also waking up last night wanting his dummy, Dh usually gets up to him though which is nice. Good luck with breaking the dummy!

    Krisvee - I find the same the house is hot at bedtime so i usually put Will down in a singlet or light romper and then by 2 or 3 he gets cold and we have to resettle him, which thankfully doens't take long. The colder weather will be better we can rug them up.

    Will had a tummy bug yesterday and so was pooing every 1/2 hour which meant he didn't sleep well, today is a bit better thankfully. He goes to bed round 6-7 and then i wake him up at 9.30 for a bottle and then straight back to bed until about 6.30 or 7 which is pretty good. Molly is calling for help to get up onto he couch so better go...

    Bye

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    Hi girls,

    Has been a loooong time since I posted here. I occasionally pop in here to check how things are going with you all. It's lovely to hear how your babies are growing and progressing.

    I'm still on the merry-go-round of life with a prem baby - which means we're out at least four days each week carting Fergus to all the various specialists/allied health services people. Then we have one full day each week with Tresillian as they are trying to help us with his feeding.

    Gussy is now 16wks old corrected age (and 27wks actual age) and finally seeming more settled. It appears that he has been suffering an intolerance/allergy to components of my breast milk. Under the guidance of a paediatric dietician I am now four weeks into an elimination diet to "purify" my milk from allergens. It has made a MASSIVE difference to Fergus. I can't eat wheat products, dairy products, eggs, seafood, soy products, nuts, caffeine, or any sort of artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. It's a tough diet, but much easier to do given that it's for Fergus, rather than myself! Apparently the intolerance has been caused by his digestive system having to start work 11 weeks to soon. The paeds expect him to outgrow it in time.

    Unfortunately he still hasn't got the hang of breastfeeding so I've now been expressing milk 7 times a day for 6 months and then bottle feeding it to him. Crazy isn't it!?!! My current goal is to get him to 6 months corrected age (mid April) on breast milk and then I'll rethink things. He now weighs 4.3kg which is pretty light even for his corrected age! te he. He still fits into 000 clothes. I keep reminding myself that he now weighs more than four times his birth weight - so that can't be to bad. He's really come a very long way in a relatively short time!

    Hope you all stay well and that your babies are kind to you. Will try to post more often as I miss you guys!

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    Kirsty, it's so great to hear from you. I am sorry poor little gus is still having problems, but considering the obsticles he has overcome, he is simply amazing! You must be so proud of your little fighter! I am sure his digestive system will settle down in time and so will your lives! hugs to you and your little man! Keep in touch ok??

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    It's so good to hear from you!! Sounds like you still have a lot of hard work with expressing etc, good on you for persevering with it! And it must be great to finally have some answers to why he has been unsettled, even if it is hard to change your diet, it must be such a relief! I hope he continues to thrive - it seems like just the other day that things were so touch & go, he has come so far!

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    oh kirtsie where have you been(well i know where you have been your a very busy mummy)i have missed you and gussyboy,i am so plaesed that he is still trooping along so well,it must be so bloody hard trying to work out what works and doesnt work for him,i am so absolutly proud of you,you are truley a remarkable woman,do you have much support or help from family or friends i hope you are trying to find a little bit of me time,please pretty please pop in a bit more often just to give us a quick note on how things are progressing for the 3 of you
    you are all in my thoughts nikki

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    Well we have had a pretty rough day here. Emma was SO unsettled all afternnon, just screaming when I didnt hold her & not wanting to feed. She fed at 11am, 3pm, then not again until now (10pm). She never goes 7 hours during the day - it was totally freaking me out! She doesnt have a temp & actually slept for the last few hours. Becoming a Mummy makes you SO vulnerable doesnt it!

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    Hi everyone.

    I've finally done it. I plucked up enough courage to go back to the doctor about my PND. I feel so much better now that I've let it all out. It doesn't feel like I'm hiding anymore. I rang DH at his work and told him to take me to the doc after he came home. He's really proud of me.

    Tristan has been trying new foods this week. First it was pureed apple and pear. Today he tried rice cereal. What a mess!!!! Since I've been experimental with these new foods, he's been trying to grab the spoon or my hand and stick it in his face. He's so funny.

    So glad to hear from you, Kirsty. I'm glad Gussy boy is doin' fine.

    Kell - I've got a mental picture of the laptop flying. Don't worry - babies are fine on the first bounce - joking!!!

    I'm gonna go now - sleepy time now.

    I'll catch up more soon.................Bonnie

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