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    Kate - I live at Eagleby which is near Beenleigh. Indooroopilly wouldn't be that bad for me cause I can catch the train there. I was thinking about it earlier.


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    i thnk indro is a bit far for our gc girls though garden city is pretty central for both gc and bris.

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    Morning!!

    Awww... I'm sorry, I still am a no gooer... I don't think we'll be back then - we haven't made plans to come home yet... depending on the contract Daniel is working on at the moment, we might spend Xmas there because it's 9 days late... So we're not sure what we are doing yet. Spose to be going to Dan's parents for xmas. But I'd say we'll be there for atleast two weeks! I'll try and make the next one Becky and fingers crossed everyone will be able to make that one so we can all meet!

    ETA - Becky, Saffi, Star and LM - Do you guys have Facebook? I think you guys are the only ones in here that I don't have on my friends list... Can you add me if you do? Catherine Lawlor is my name.
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    Morning all!

    Had another good night, Kieran did 5 hours between feeds, then 4 hours. I had to wake him at 2am for his feed. I will only do this until he is 5 weeks old, then I'm letting him sleep as long as he likes! I am wondering if Kieran has reflux or just has bad wind. He has been chucking up heaps of his feeds and I have to burp him numerous times. Some of his day naps are very unsettled because he is in pain. I have booked him into the paediatric chiro for next Tuesday morning just to get him checked over. He is pretty happy most of the time, but I am a bit worried (typical mum!).

    How is everyone finding their mothers group? I miss mine! Luckily we are all meeting up on Monday at a park, we haven't all caught up together for over a year so it will be great to catch up. I really need to socialise and I find it a bit isolating at home, hopefully I will meet up more regularly with some of the girls.

    I made an executive decision yesterday to put my business on hold until the start of February when Kieran will be 3 months old. It was really stressing me out thinking about getting back into it. It is a very full-on business with online sales that I have to package and post, in-person sales where people love to stay and chat, people bringing stuff in to sell to me, me hunting for stock and also having to wash all new items, photograph them and whack them on my website and also taking lots of phone enquiries. I feel so relieved now because I struggle to just get the housework done, let alone anything extra! I will just run things online as I can manage that. DH is 100% supportive which is great. I think I just have to put my family and myself first.

    Ange - Glad you found a better MCHN, it makes all the difference.

    Yael - I'm glad Nechama's spine is OK, you poor thing having to worry about it. Rickett's Point is in Beaumaris.

    Pish - Hope you had a better night of feeding last night.

    Catherine - Congrats on selling your house! Is your Gold Coast house the one you are living in at the moment? Are you planning on moving?

    Leah - Good luck at the clinic today. Let us know how much Amara has porked on!

    Hi to everyone else, have a great day!

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    Yeah Trish, Our GC house is the one we live in for the moment - but we need to landscape the back yard before we can put it on the market, because it's still in construction state from when our house was built. Daniel has been promising me it's going to get done for ages, but it's been a bit tricky because we're not quite sure what to do with it... We live on a hill and our back yard has quite the decline in it... I would like to have it terraced. Once we finish our yard and sell or rent this home, we are hoping to move back to the country because that's where we would like to raise our children and we are hoping to try for number two next year... depending on how Rochelle is and if we have found a new home.

    I too was worried about Ro going through the night without feeds - I was concerned she wasn't getting enough! LOL. With Kieran being chucky, Rochelle also has periods where she chucks ALOT - But I've been told it's because of my fast letdown it gives her a little reflux. Lying down with her on top of me helps!

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    Yael the Melbourne meet-up details are
    Dec 12th at 12/1pm atRickett's Point Cafe.

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    morning all -
    Went to the MHCN yesterday and she was very happy with Hayleys stats: she is now 3.6 kgs (birth weight was 3.045), has grown 2 cm to 52 cm, head circ up by 2.1 to 35.6cm

    Cath - i'm on facebook, i'll add you (and from your list I might send a few friend requests to the other girls in here)

    Happy Friday everyone!

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    Hi All,

    i had my 6wk check up yesterday & i have lost 14kgs! i only put on 12kg so im less than b4 i fell pg with Ty! but still another 5kg to kick to get back to what i was b4 Nixon.
    he discussed all the diff contrceptions my god so many to choose from! however if i choose to go for an IUD or one thats inserted doc rekons it would be pretty painful for me because of my closed cervix. so i'd be bettr off getting knocked out for 10min, but that means day surgery, excess cost etc so i dont thinkk that is an option for me.
    might stick with the old condom thing for now and i have a script for the pill.
    we've DTD twice in 7weeks so i dont know that the cost of having to go to theatre would be worth it anyway!
    finally i did the shopping thismorning! been trying all week. but got home anf Ty screaming for a feed so had to quickly put
    Nix to bed take stuff out of the car and feed him. i caught him sucking his thumb! anyone elses babys suck their thumb? if he is going to do that is it worth giving him a dummy? there is pros and cons for both i suppose

    hope the clinic visit goes well Leah
    Trish- glad u made your decision ont he business. i still havent decided when to go back to doing tupperware properly but its already overwhelming me thinking about it. i know in a few months times hings will have settled down etc but atm i dont have enough time for anything extra! not even exercise which is bugging the crap out of me!

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    Brissy girls - count me in for Tues 11/12. Garden City is good as DH will be back at work by then and he works just up the road from there. I can drop him off and go straight there. There are heaps of indoor cafes inside the centre.

    Cath - tbh I don't know much about Facebook or even how to set up an account. Have to look into it.

    Ange - L does have more sleeps during the day, but his best sleep is in the evening, up to 4 or 5 hours. Actually had a eureka moment this morning. I think he may be too cold. We had the fan on overnight. We had a blanket over us, but he was only swaddled in a muslin wrap. He was fussing and wouldn't sleep for more than an hour. I brought him into bed with me and he (and therefore me) then slept for 2 hours. We are off to get a room thermometer today.

    Going to venture to the shops today and do the grocery shopping.

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    Nic - glad your checkup went well - I haven't really thought about contraception much but guess I'll have to at some stage.....
    can i suggest you try the online shop? i've done it a few times online with W**lworths and to be honest for the extra $9 or so for delivery i think its worth it - the delivery driver brings it into the kitchen for me and if I don't have time to unpack it all at once i just chuck the cold/frozen stuff in the fridge or freezer and get to the rest later. You are also less likely to impulse buy online I think...
    Hayley definately tries to put her hands in her mouth - i'd rather give her a dummy than have her suck her fingers, as you said there are pros and cons for each but IMO a dummy is easier to take away for good than fingers/thumbs which are there forever! A good friend of mines kids gave their dummies to santa one year to take to the new babies as presents in exchange for their own presents. Apparently was a bit tough for a day or two but they kept reminding them of their good deed to the new babies and of how happy they were with their fantastic new toys! I love hearing all these things parents do with their kids and hope that I'm that clever to come up with this stuff when I need to!

    As for going back to work of some kind - I'm on mat leave for 12 months but we want to expand DH business and I'll be the one running it but at this point I can't see it happening until at least February. Right now my spare time in between feeds and settling is devoted to sleep, catching up with people, giving my dog some attention and the internet

    Facebook users: I don't know all your 'real' names - I'm Kate Payten so pls add me next time you're on there

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    Nic - Wow, well done on your weight loss! It won't be long until you are at your pre-Nixon weight by the sound of things. Running around after 2 boys is a great way to lose weight, who needs exercise?! Kieran sucked his thumb the day after he was born and was gouging his eyes with his other fingers so I gave him a dummy as soon as we got home just so he wouldn't hurt himself. I also agree that it is easier to get rid of dummy later than getting them to stop sucking their thumb.

    Saffi - Good luck grocery shopping today! You will be a pro at it before you know it.

    Kate - Glad to hear Hayley is doing well, she sounds like a nice healthy bub.

    Catherine - Moving back to the country sounds great. Is that where your family is from?

    I rang the maternal health line today regarding Kieran chucking up heaps and being windy and she suggested feeding him upright, so I will give that a go during his next feed. She said to keep him upright after a feed, but I was doing that anyway. I may try elevate his bed later as well, but he is snoozing happily in it right now.

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    Trish - I have to start working from home again in a couple of weeks and I am freaking out a bit. I know I only have one child unlike yourself, but I find myself fairly busy during the day as it is and if I'm not it's usually to do with the fact I am so tired I need a rest or a nap! I really wish I could have a whole 12 months off, but inlaws would go nuts! They think if DH and I are apart of the family business, we have to work harder than the rest as we are the youngest! Arrrr! And to answer your question, I love going to Mother's group. It stops in couple of weeks until Feb which really sux! lol I hope a few of us can meet up between now and then. I also want to organise some get togethers with our antinatal class member. We have our reunion tomorrow so I hope we can organise something between us all!

    QLD girls - Its great you're able to have another get together so soon. You could have your own little mother's group!

    Not much to report here. Had a much better night last night and got another sleep in this morning. Tiera has been an angel today and has slept most of the day! I am still waiting for her to wake for a feed (she's stiring now).
    Good anti-natal reunion tomorrow which I am really looking forward to.... Get to meet everyones little bub and can see if our predictions of what eachother were having are correct!

    Have a great day all.

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    Hi everyone. Hope you are all having a great day. I am having a shocker. Ethan is so unsettled again and is refusing to feed much. He is always like this but I am so sick of it. A friend suggested that I try some soy formula so that is what we are now trying. Too soon to tell if it is different. Got an appointment with the GP tomorrow and this time I am insisting on a referral for a pead. Any body else have a baby that is formula fed that just cries instead of eating? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    saffi - a room thermometer is indispensable. i use mine every single day - actually every time i'm in there because i'm addicted to it. it's an infrared one that they use to figure out where insulation etc is needed. only problem is sometimes he's so quiet in there i might not do a last check at night and will find he's gotten cold. had to break out the ol' mittens last night.

    catherine - so i did it. i bit the bullet and let Louis look up my hooha. says it's all looking happy. even committed to a smear. egads. cervix was hiding as usual. what fun getting it to come out to play... sigh. *eyeroll*. the big fella is going great guns. cracked the 6kg mark and is 60cms long. i just hope the speedy growth thing chills out so he's not a gigantor around the other kids when he starts school.

    in other news... i feel abandoned.... *sings* "movin' to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches" i can't believe you're leaving already!

    briz tribe... what is the proposed time for the garden city meetup? i may be able to swing it.

    nickers - congrats on the weight loss. that's fairly legendary, i must say.

    petachristy - did you sell the pump? i do want it if you didn't already get rid of it. i saw the hospital grade one for hire at the chemist and it freaked me out, looked like a giant air compressor. how boogedy. so... if you wanna sell, i wanna buy.

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    alz - My bub isn't bottle fed, but my nephew was and we had a similar prob with him. It was a matter of trial and error with him. We had to try a few different formulars before we found one he'd take and that didn't make him sick. He ended up on S26 I think its called.
    Hope he starts to settle soon for, you poor thing!

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    Tiff - Bummer you have to start working again soon. Will you at least have less hours than before? Have fun at your ante-natal reunion!

    Alz - Sorry you are having a shocking day . Glad you are seeing the GP tomorrow, good on you for insisting on a referral. I hope you get some answers really soon so you can have a break. Have you got a sling you can wear him in for a little while? I found this a great way to settle my first DS when he was really unsettled. Sorry I can't offer you any advice re: formula. Hopefully changing to soy will help, otherwise maybe just a different brand of formula may work? Hope your day gets better!

    I just had a nice nap while the boys were asleep. I have a shocking headache though so I feel pretty yuck. I tried feeding Kieran upright the way the MCHN suggested, but it just wouldn't work. He couldn't latch on and I felt really unco! I ended up just tilting the feeding pillow so his bottom half sloped down. This seemed to help because he didn't cry during his feed. I also tilted his mattress and he went straight to sleep and has been asleep for a couple of hours. He still seemed windy after his feed though. Oh the fun of newborns!

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    Pish- Thanks for the encouragement. It is a relief to hear that there are others in the same situations. Did your nephew need soy S-26 or just straight S-26?

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    Alz, Maddi was like that she would scream/cry barely drink 100mls of formula & she was so unhappy, then i changed her formiula & now she's drinking 150-200mls & so much more happier.
    It's not soy formula eithr

    Nic WTG on the weight loss.

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