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    Morning everyone!



    Hope you all had a great weekend. We had a great time going for lots of walks, we went up to Olinda (Mt Dandenong) yesterday arvo for Devonshire Tea at our fav restaurant. So nice! I hate Monday's when DH has to go back to work .

    I went for a bit of a shopping spree while K was asleep yesterday and bought some new clothes. I was feeling a bit yuck with my old stuff so I feel good again now!

    Saffi - Yay for trying out solids! K wasn't that excited the first time either, but after another couple of times he was hoeing into it. A lot of bubs don't like Farex though, maybe he will like something else. What's next on your menu?

    Willow - Glad L is a natural eater! I forgot all the rules for first foods, etc too so I just made it up as I went this time! I don't sterilise anything, just wash everything in hot soapy water. I figure if he is putting toys in his mouth, then a clean spoon won't kill him LOL! L's sleep still sounds pretty reasonable, I usually only get one long nap out of K a day and two small naps.

    Ange - Hope you got a better night's sleep last night. K used to wake up that many times EVERY night! I'm going to go and buy some prunes today, hope that will help move things along. What brand of yoghurt do you buy? Sorry to bombard you with food questions!

    Leah - I hope you feel better soon, it must be horrible being so sick and looking after two kids.

    Viv - Joel used to get constipated with banana too, I used to put kiwi fruit in with it and he stopped getting so backed up. I've given K pumpkin, but the day he was having trouble was when I gave him some sweet potato in the morning, so maybe that was what did it? I'm going to stew some apple today and see if that is easier on his system.

    Better go and rescue K, have a great day everyone!

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    Either the organic Gipsland one, or the red Jalna. But any ful fat natural yogurt would be fine. Full fat goats yoghurt is good too.

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    Trish - the day sleeps wouldn't worry me if he was sleeping through the night but ahhhh, he's NOT. No where near it. Shocker last night...woke at 3.20am and I refused to feed him...so he screamed the house down. And I mean SCREAMED! Tried to resettle him but it just doesn't work. Gave up after 30 mins (DH even got up to see if that helped but as soon as he realised it wasn't me he cried even harder!) and fed him at 4am, he slept till 7.30am. I seriously don't know what to do with him at this stage. I'm going to leave it until after all our visitors leave because I don't want to ruin a good time by being cranky, overtired and stressed about his sleeping.

    Food question...how long between different foods? I gave him potato last night and will again tonight, how many days should I wait before trying something else? A few days should be OK shouldn't it? I can't believe I've forgotten all of this...

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    Willow - Sorry you had a shocker last night . I think you are meant to introduce new foods after 3 days? I'm so much more relaxed about it this time!

    Thanks again Ange!

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    Me too Trish...just kinda going with the flow and hoping for the best! I didn't worry about sterilising stuff either, just washed everything in hot soapy water too. Would never have done that with DD! LOL.

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    so much for resettling overnight.

    yeah, good. i can go in and pat/dummy him to sleep but he's awake again 15 minutes later - not crying, just fussing around. i resettled three times then thought, 'f#$% it' and fed him. we're both guaranteed sleep that way.

    i feel worse energy-wise today for having tried to not feed.

    i'm fed up with the shoulds... as i've often been seen to say on here.

    willow - jj doesn't scream the house down now, but he used to, which i took to mean, 'get that fuggin teat out, mummy, i'm HUNGRY!'. now he'll just bide his time until i'm almost asleep again and get me up again with the fuss sounds.

    just goes to show letting them cry doesn't work (again), and maybe... just maybe, they want milk and that's what it's there for. no other animals try to regulate the milk supply to their young.

    eh, i'm getting all steamed up again.

    it seems every time i try to do what i 'should' or what we're 'supposed to do' at this age, it ends up worse for everyone.

    meh.

    i'm off to watch jj destroy my junk mail for me.

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    I'm with you Viv.

    I was up and down like a yo-yo overnight. Like JJ L doesn't scream or even cry, its just a general fussy calling sound. At 4.30am I went in and it was obvious that he had had enough sleep and was looking for some action. After doing the dummy thing and tucking him back under the covers I lay on the floor and just waited. He knew I was there and just kept calling for me. Eventually I gave in and got a bottle, only 140ml which he drank, rolled over and went back to sleep until around 6.30am.

    So what does this say? Does the fact that he drank 140ml mean he is hungry? Or is it just a comfort thing with him and is happy to take whatever is offered? Dunno.

    Waiting for him to wake from his morning nap to feed him his farex. Been 2 hours so far.

    Trish - I think I'll try plain old potato next. I think DH is really keen on a slowly does it approach so will build up the number of feeds over the next 3 weeks. He is very much by the book on this.

    Going to have my hair done this afternoon which will be nice.

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    Ahhhh, Viv, Saffi - it appears we are all in the same boat..last night is the first time L has actually cried, maybe because it's the first time i let him! I'm with Viv though, didn't seem to work, only made him upset, me really cranky, got DH out of bed too and in the end I fed him and he went straight back to sleep.

    I give up. I have no answers.

    The boy is in fine form today - refused to sleep this morning so I got him up. Put him down an hour later with some panadol and boob.

    Is it the cold?? Is it teething?? (the bump on one side of his bottom gum seems to have grown overnight )

    Saffi - I had my hair done on Saturday. Love it. Cost too much though, double what I normally pay but hey, it's my bday and I'll have funkier hair if I want to (bday not till next week technically but that's why I did it)!

    Just looking into day care in preparation for the return to work in September...holy shyte I don't know how anyone does it!! Day care for two munchkins, x2 days a week will eat up my whole salary save $300 a fortnight.....what's the freakin' point?? Bit depressing actually because we can't really keep going on one wage forever either. Sick of not having money to spend on FUN things!

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    Big hugs to Viv, Saffi and Willow. I feel your pain, I really, really do! It was only a couple of weeks ago that K was waking numerous times a night. Hang in there, I'm sure it will get better soon!

    My theory is that if it is stressing you out trying something new just because you feel you "have" to, then it's not worth it. It won't work for you or bub if you are stressed. I had to make the decision to see through our sleeping plan and stay consistent the whole time for it to work. I HAD to do it because mentally I was ready to drive in front of the next oncoming truck (I'm not exaggerating) due to the sleep deprivation. I've never coped well with lack of sleep, my body just can't do it. It took 5 nights until it the plan worked, that included two nights with an hour of fussing on and off and the next three nights it was 40 minutes of fussing on and off, then on the 6th night K had worked it out. It then took another week for me to learn to sleep properly again!

    So anyway, I just wanted to say that you should never do anything just because that's what you think is expected. If you can keep plodding along doing what you are doing and manage to stay sane then keep doing it!! Other people should keep their noses out of it!

    K is giving me a really hard time today, he is crying most of the time. I really don't know what to do with him anymore. I have taken him to see heaps of specialists, I've increased his food intake, I've got him sleeping through the night, I really don't know what else I can do . He has barely smiled over the last few days and even his bath times haven't been that happy. Usually the bath is the one thing that transforms him into Mr Happy. I'm sure something is wrong for him to be like this, but no one seems to think there is. Surely a baby that used to be such a happy and content little thing that has become unhappy most of the time says that there is a problem? He looks at times like he is in pain. If it's teeth, well, it's been going on for 2 months so they'd better all come through at once! I dunno...

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    That boat is filling up. hope i'm not the mouse.

    I too was pondering the reasons for waking at 3.30am this morning. I thought i'd give the re-settling a go, but she wasn't having a bar of it. Not at 1am, nor at 3.30am.

    5 mins on the boob and she'll happily go down in her cot and put herself to sleep again. I doubt she's hungry but it is so much easier than us both being awake for an hour.


    Trish- If you think there is somethings wrong, get another opinion. I know you've had a few, but try someone else! mothers' instinct is often reliable.

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    i agree ^^ if you think he's not himself then that's a huge indicator for you. keep knocking on doors until someone figures it out.

    i hate to draw one parallel through the two parts of your post - but you don't think he's got issues over the sleep-through thing do you? just a thought. i'm no paed, that's fer sher.

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    Viv - Nup, he was miserable before the sleeping through biz, it hasn't made any difference to his behaviour one way or the other. Thanks for your suggestion though!

    I don't know where else to turn now, I'm seeing our MCHN again on Wednesday for the 6 month check and I will bring it up with her again. Maybe she can suggest another paediatrician to waste our $$$ on LOL!

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    to all.
    I have no advice & anything helpful to say, Just wanted to let you know i'm thinking of you all
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    Well it seems we are all in the same boat here. I also tried resettling last night with a dummy and it went down like a lead balloon. She was having none of it. Grrrrr!! 12 mn feed and 3.30am feed, crikey I am tired. No signs of stopping iny time soon.

    And she is whinging non stop ATM, hope there are soem teeth at the end of this.

    Speaking of whinging.....there she goes!

    Bye,

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    I really believe we are all doing the best job of bringing up our beautiful babies! We all deserve a big hug and some reassurance! xx

    Trish! If you really think K has something wrong maybe get another opinion? but some babies are just highly sensitive so maybe he is one of them? I know this must not be helping! Myles has been a bit of a grumpy bum lately but has been happy when we bath him etc?So im really no help at all! Maybe k is having a growth spurt or just wants you! I am probably making it worse sorry! But we are hear to listen! You will know whats best trust yourself!

    Well I am still feeling yuck but Myles is good which is great! He is still not sleeping well but hey I am sure he will eventually!
    Baby shower was great! My friends twins are going to be so loved! Only 7 weeks to go now we are all so excited! She has finished work now so i have someone to hang with which is great!

    Anyway just wanted to pop in and share some love and good energy!

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    HUGS EVERYONE

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    Hmmm, what was it about 3.30am this morning??!!

    Trish - thinking about your post today...when did you start K on food? Does it coincide with his being unhappy? Just thinking it could be a food intolerance of some kind?? What do you think - possible?

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    Yeah, it's a possibility Willow. He has only really been on rice cereal since he started out (we only started on vegies last week), I didn't think it would be likely that he would have a reaction to it. But who knows?! Thanks for thinking of me . I'll talk to our MCHN on Wednesday and see what she thinks. Hope you have a better night tonight

    I've come down with another cold today . I have a sore throat and blocked nose, d'oh! I really don't need this right now!!

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