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    Queenie, is Sasha's name pronounced sah-sha or sash-a? With traveling in the car, we keep the sun off Wills face by hanging a wrap over the handle of his capsule. It makes a little tent. I am not sure what you do if you have a convertible seat. I am sure someone else will have a trick for you. Hope someone can help you about the boob situation, is it only one side or both?

    JaZmum, glad your pancakes were good. I can't stand duck. DH and his family go duck shooting every opening day in NZ. One of the bonuses of moving over here is that I don't have to eat that disgusting meat anymore. It is tough no matter how it is cooked and the little shot gun pellets crunch in your teeth and make me gag. I do like duck breed for the table though. It is much softer and not so strong tasting.

    Pregpan, did you boobs settle down? Or are you still doing a Pamela Anderson impression? Sounds like your mothers group went really well.



    Ozstar, I pick W up under the arms too - will be interested in any answers.

    As predicted last night didn't go very well - I was up at 11,1,3 and 5.30. He seems happier in his cot this morning though.

    I hope I get some decent sleep soon. I barely have enough energy to look after the baby, no time to bother with DH. We have had a few arguments lately that probably wouldn't happen if I was not so tired and making him feel left out. It really doesn't help that Will won't let DH hold him for more than 5 minutes. He is the sweetest happy baby, always smiling and talking to me but when DH holds him he gets grizzley straight away and then starts screaming. He loves it when he is lying down or in his bouncer and DH plays with him, just cracks it when DH picks him up. I thought it was a phase that he would grow out of but he is 10 weeks old now and still doing it. Would be great if DH could hold him so I could cook tea etc but he can't and then gets grumpy that he has to do it all the time.

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    Hi Katie, I wouldn't think that you'd need to give up BFing just because of irregular AF! There are other contraceptives such as DepoProvera and the Implanon implant thingy that you can use safely while BFing which might be of help. I'm guessing though the dr might recommend you wait a few more weeks to see whether you settle into more of a pattern...I imagine they will also ask you a few q's to rule out the possibility of a uterine infection/retained placenta as it can happen even a couple of months after birth. HTH - but unless you want to give up BFing it's the dr's job to find a treatment path that can be done while you are BFing.

    Ummmm also guilty of picking up under arms, I kind of wrap my fingers around her back so they are still supporting her neck when I lift - better in some situations tho I also do neck and bum - depending on angle of where you are picking child up from.

    Noni - have you tried the Zovirax - the other cold sore creams don't have an anaesthetic in them but this one helps with the pain as well - you need to put it on really often tho. The other thing that helps is keeping the whole lip area (esp the sides) moisturised with lip balm - and take some Lysine supplements.

    Queenie - ummm sorry not sure about hte pain - is it like an engorgy full sort of pain? You might like to post for Barb to answer that q hun. Re the tiredness - it does get better!

    Re the driving, E loves going in the car. I agree tho feed and change before you get in to go! You can get sunshade thingys that attach to the side windows of the car to help with shading them in summer. That's about all you can do as far as I know without hats, etc.

    Arte - Eeeew about the gunshot crunching in your teeth, I don't think I'd like that either. Has your DH tried having him in the sling...does DH know W's preferred settling things (ie pat bottom at this rate, jiggle like so, shush this quietly...etc) - maybe if you leave him to his own devices a few times - get him to persevere until he works out how to settle W, then he will know how to do it (you might have to put your earphones in like Fianne tho...)!
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    good morning everyone!
    arte, i went to the zero2five market too! what time did u go? was there about 10:30'ish and didn't really see anything i ABSOLUTELY wanted. was aiming to get toys but came home without. also wanted to get lamaze cloth books and saw some but they looked dirty & wasn't sure if i could throw them in the washing machine so passed on them. i did get a mosquito cover tho. thanks for the head rest tip. will give that a try but probably when dp is in the car with us so i can monitor her neck from the back seat.
    jazmum, checked out direct deals too last night & wished that i'd heard of it long ago. agree with postage tho. so, they charge same for each item? they don't combine postage? i did get a mirror (suction cap onto the rear window) but it keeps falling off. hav to make sure it's stuck well tom.
    hayley (lp), if only i could keep avoiding having to drive. problem is, i want my mobility as well so i'll just have to get used to it. didn't really foresee this obstacle. had thought that she'd be what i thought was typical & love car rides and fall asleep after a hundred meters.
    don't know what's in male hormones but they just can't see past the here and now. ditto on splashes of milk all over when dp's mixing the formula. they don't even notice it! same thing, dp very nicely offered to mix me up a batch of aktavite. next day, i saw aktavite splashes on everything on my kitchen counter and wall!! sometimes it's just so much easier if i do things myself.
    have decided that we're out of the house as soon as i've got her calm and settled tom morning even if dr's appt is not til 1230. it's in cbd so will just hav to go shopping to pass the time. lol
    queenie, i've found that hanging a muslin cloth on the straps keeps sun out. but then, if you have one of those mirrors, you won't be able to see her with the cloth over.
    has taken an hour to finish this, what with having to walk/rock max. *sigh
    hope everyone has a good day.

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    queenie, with bb are you getting other symptoms? everyone keeps telling me bf shouldn’t be painful (although I still have some kind of pain till now) do you have any lumps, does your nipple sore and red, does the breast feel hot, does sasha have white layer on his tounge that eont wipe away etc?
    hope its nothing serious and will get better shortly

    leanne, good 2 hear abt the new car, I luv Toyota and 4wd are just so comfy aren’t they

    lp, sounds u’re doing really well with scarlet. everyone kept saying w is a big baby for his age but compared to other sept babies here he’s just an average!

    jazmum, I love duck pancakes too but have never tried to make it myself

    sherie, hope Lindsay’s better, good to hear alister’s progress

    noni, u might want to try bonjela and don’t forget to drink lots of water esp in this hot weather

    katie, don’t know much about af after labour, but if it’s me then I’ll contact the dr coz I will want to make sure that its really af n everything else is okay. i also pick him up under the arms

    gracie, how r u? its so hot here today

    he’s making noises, better go now

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    sherie, glad to hear A's skin's better.
    noni, heard that gargling or applying salt's really good for cold sores. i've tried and it worked for me. hope it goes away quickly.
    katie, sorry, no answer for any of your questions. am still picking max up w/ hands on neck & bum coz' her neck's still not that strong.

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    phew lol having a rest.. have done one load of washing and hung it out and the second is on and just some general tidying and putting out dps rubbish bags lol...
    hmmm with af i really dnt know much about it... i got mine back bang on six weeks lol right in time for my bday of course!!! but i did find i had alot less pain anyone else find that? any ideas if it will stay that way now? i used to get quite bad af pain for 1 - 2 days but this time i just got the twinges like it was coming and that was it???
    shade in the car - we have tommee tippee shades attatched to the back side windows and that
    seems to work pretty well they were only like $10 for the two so worth a try!!!
    driving in the car- Asha loves the car but i actually cant drive (have a motorbike licsence but cant really strap the carseat on the back lol) so we get around when dps not here in the pram or the carrier and if i needed to go further wed catch a train or bus.. are those of u having trouble near any public transport?? if ur bubs like the pram or sling/pouch better it might be less stressfull just for when ur on your own before bubs gets used to it...
    lol and tummy time- Asha dosnt mind tummy time, if shes not tired she will kick around and moves herself forward very slowly a tiny bit at a time but she soon gets frustrated.. i just put her on her tummy on her play mat about 15mins ago and she fell asleep lol so ive just left her there she looks really comfy and its probably cooler down there...
    md - yeah probably should go get some zovirax i was using a blistex cold sore cream then i moved on to tea tree oil (ouch!!!!) because the infection was spreading and the cream wasnt stopping it... so thats drying them out and the small ones that were coming up from the spread havnt got any worse phew.. then over that because it gets really dry i am just putting baby lotion lol.. they are TERRIBLE!!! i usually catch them early but this time i already had dry cracked lips so i didn't differentiate the feeling of that and them coming up
    agnes - i never thought of trying bonjela! deffinately guzzling down the water atm!! i hate this weather!!
    fianne - thanks for the salt water trick i have some sea salt so i must try it!!

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    Thanks everyone for the advise. Think I will make an appointment with the Dr to be safe.

    MD you made my day I wasnt sure if you could still BF with the implant type contraceptives. I dont want to stop BF, I am just starting to get the hang of it lol.

    I feel much better knowing I am not the only one picking him up under the arms. He has a really strong neck so I think he will be ok.

    Fianne and Arte I wanted to go to the markets too but completley forgot. How often are they on?

    Arte Logan tends to be the same with DH. Poor Dh gets so frustrated when Logan cracks it and all I have to do is pick him up and he is smiling again.

    Noni seems everyone is getting the flu. Mine didnt last long so I hope you feel better soon.

    Leanne and MD my DH called this morning to tell me he has to go away for work this week too. He leaves tomorrow and is back on Thursday night.

    Logan is gettign tears now when he cries, it is going to make his crying so much worse for me now lol.

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    Well bubby is being quiet and happily amusing herself on her playmat - the house is clean - washing done... I'M BORED! hm, I don't think i've had time to actually do anything since she was born and now that i do i don't know what to do!

    Queenie ~ We also used a wrap to make a little tent over Scarlet's car seat but now she reaches out and grabs it so we don't do it unless it's a really bright day - She loves looking around now too so i think our only option is to get DF's car tinted darker - we bought some of those window sleave things from super cheap for about $20 on sale too, but the rear window is still a problem, My car is just a total hassle because it's a convertable and the button to pop the roof is right next to the indicator - Great fun when it's raining!

    Sherie ~ thanks for the dreamfeeding advice, I think that would work really well with Scarlet, I'm going to try it tonight.

    Noni ~ I don't have any advice on coldsores but i hope you feel better soon & it's not the flu!

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    Hello everyone
    Looks like I missed the rest of the last thread, oh well, I’ll just have to start things from here.
    We’ve had such a busy weekend. Absolutely crazy. We had a friend’s b’day party on Friday night and were supposed to be there at 7.30pm. well, dp got home from work really late and by the time we both showered/got dressed/got lewis dressed- how hard is it these days?? It’s almost impossible. One of us has to look after lewis while the other gets ready so everything takes 3 times longer than it used to. I really wanted to wash my hair as I hadn’t washed it in about 2 weeks! I can’t believe how dirty I am these days!!! Anyway, so by the time the 3 of us were ready it was about 9pm, and then, on the way to the party we ran out of petrol. We couldn’t believe it! The gage said there was 75km left but we now know that it’s faulty (we’ve only had the car about 3 months). So we had to ring my dad who came to save us from the side of the road and took dp to get a jerry can while I sat in the car breastfeeding lewis! It was ridiculous, we got to the party so late. Anyway, it was great when we got there as there was some older mums whose kids are teenagers now and they just went crazy over lewis and one of them sat and held him for about an hour so I could socialise and catch up with people and even have a beer! It was fantastic.
    Poor dp had to get up early the next day and work. Then we had another party on Saturday night- a friend’s 30 th b’day. It started at 6.30pm and dp didn’t get home from work till after 7pm. I hadn’t had a shower or anything so it was another case of taking hours to get ready once he got home. Anyway we did the best that we could and ended up rocking up to the party at about 9pm. When we got there, the sister of the girl whose b’day it was, was standing out the front. She said to me ‘you’re so late!!’. I said ‘I know, I’m really sorry’…and she said ‘I don’t know how to tell you this…..it was a wedding’….anyway, so it turns out it was actually a surprise wedding and we had missed the whole thing. I felt so bad, I started crying. I couldn’t believe I had missed my friend’s wedding. Anyway, she was really good about and was just glad that we got there at all and we got to see her in her dress and everything. I still feel terrible though. It’s the last time we’ll ever rock up to a party that late again.

    Sherie- do you love my avatar??? It’s fantastic isn’t it? It actually does look like me (but way hotter of course!). ambah has done a great job. I’m wrapped. Glad to hear alister is doing so well.

    Noni – I know what you mean about keeping your place clean. My house is so unbelievably messy atm. It doesn’t matter how much I clean up, by the next day it is filthy again.

    Hayley- we went to toys r us yesterday and bought the fisher price rainforest open top cradle swing and it is faulty and doesn’t work. I am so upset as it’s a real hassle to take it back as the nearest toys r us is about 40 mins away and it’s in a huge box- way too big for me to carry by myself. I’m so upset as I really wanted to use it to settle lewis so I can do some expressing as I have to go out tomorrow night and leave him with dp. Oh well, apart from this incident I usually love fisher price stuff too!

    Jazmum- 27 barbie dolls!! They are lucky girls. I absolutely loved barbies when I was little.

    Leanne- hope you’re doing well at ww. I really should get off my butt and do something like that too. Especially with xmas coming up. We are going up to Sydney so it would be good to lose some weight so I can at least look reasonable in bathers! I have bought one of those miracle swimsuits (one piece) that is supposed to make you look thinner. It would be a bloody miracle alright!

    md- I have scratches on me too! It’s horrible. I look like I’ve been handling a kitten or something….must remember to cut lewis’ nails!! I’ve been trying to get a copy of wonder weeks too. I’m voting for matt corby too. I reckon he’s a cutie!

    Queenie- lewis has been vomiting a lot too. In fact, he vomited all over my brother yesterday, which was great. Then I put him in the hab and he vomited all down my chest and on my new country road dress. Very hard to be glamorous these days isn’t it??

    Renee- lewis is a kicker too. Always manages to kick me in the boobs when I’m changing him and it kills!!

    Agnes- sometimes a dummy works for lewis, sometimes it doesn’t. it’s work a try though. Settling is so hard sometimes isn’t it? What works for me one day, doesn’t necessarily work the next iykwim?? You’re right about the heat here. It’s horrible isn’t it? I’ve shut all the blinds, got the fan and air con on….you know it’s a hot Melbourne day when it’s this hot near Mt Dandenong!

    Liddle pixie- so good to hear from you! I’d been wondering where you’d been. Scarlet is a big girl isn’t she? It’s fantastic to hear you’re doing so well.

    Katie- I’m very jealous of your sleeping. I really wish lewis would sleep through. You’ve done well to do all your xmas shopping and clean your house too. Well done!

    Fianne- sorry to be of no help at all, as lewis loves the car. In fact, it’s a great way to settle him. I imagine it must be really hot up there for you guys atm, as it’s extremely hot down here in Melbourne,

    Artechim- sounds like I should listen to the advice of breastfeeding not being a contraceptive and go and get the mini pill! 7 kids in 7 years! No thanks…

    It is so hot here today!! Oh btw, we ended up buying that boat off ebay that I was bidding on (I am obsessed with online shopping too all you ladies!). we got it for a real bargain but haven’t had a chance to take it out on the water yet as we’ve been so busy. Might be able to take it out next Sunday…

    Hope you all have a nice day.

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    ntw, do ur little ones wake up in a cry? i feel/think that max usually does during the day. probably 70% of the time. any reason why?

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    fianne ~ Scarlet cries alot in her sleep and sometimes it does wake her up but then she's really happy - I think it's bad dreams lol.

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    katie, market's on every 2nd month so next one is on 20 jan.

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    Gracie your avatar is fantastic. I think DH is going to upgrade my membership for Christmas.

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    Gracie, I really love your av! You look very serene with the trees in the background (although you probably feel far from serene sometimes LOL)

    Katie, another contraceptive option is the Mirena IUD too, there are a few threads on here about it. I think one worry you could have about your AF is becomming anaemic from blood loss, particularly if it has been heavy. Definately go and see your Dr hun, it just doesn't *feel* right to me to get it that often.

    Speaking of AF, I got mine back on Saturday too, so I am back on the pill until DH gets the snip, which could be ages away.

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    gosh it is soooo hot!!! Ashas been screamy all day and i couldnt figure it out then i turned on the air con and once the house cooled down she fell asleep lol she likes the heat about as much as her parents do!! not at all!!! i am kinda cautious about using the air con because of electricity bills but no point having it if we cant use it i suppose!!!
    to those with membership do u send ur pic to someone and they make the av? thats cool...
    sherie - what do u think about taking the pill? ive heard many nasty things about it but condoms arent favourable.. though i wonder if i would remember to take it? remember the iron tablet fiasco lol... are things like that as bad for your body as they say???
    gracie - i love the avatar!!! and yep my house is filthy and so am i lol ikwym about the hair washing thing i feel like i really have to work hard to squeeze in a shower so theres not always time to spend long in there!!..
    lol lp - bored hey you could come round here theres plenty you could do hahahaha
    katie - hope everything goes well with the dr..

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    thanks to everyone re my avatar. i love it too. it's really me actually, my fringe is always over my eye like that.
    fianne- lewis wakes up and cries a lot. if i wake up before him i quickly run to the toilet so i can make it back before he starts crying.
    katie- i bought my membership upgrade for myself for my birthday as dp forgot to get me anything. you should get one for xmas. it's a great present idea i reckon as bb has become such a good 'friend' to me and helped me with lewis more than anyone else in my life.
    md- forgot to tell you, i bought a pinky mackey book off ebay '100 ways to calm the crying' and it is absolutely fantastic. i read it while i'm breastfeeding and i just really agree with her whole philosophy. i love it.
    sherie- i love the trees in my background, as we live in the middle of a national park and all you can see from our back deck is trees and mountains all the way to the skyline- hence the very annoying ciccada noise constantly!sorry to hear about af!
    noni- you send an email with a little description about yourself to get your avatar made up. they do a fantastic job don't they? i can never do enough in the shower before lewis starts crying. that's one of the reasons i bought the fisher price swing so that i can put him in it while i have a shower and actually wash myself lol! but the bloody thing is faulty. i'm so upset!

    i've been trying to express milk all day today in between feeds but it's so hard when you're feeding constantly. so far i've managed to get about 110mls. i need to leave lewis for about 5 hours tomorrow night to go to a seminar on share trading (my new career as a sahm). how much milk do you guys reckon i'll need to leave dp? i plan to keep expressing tomight and tomorrow as well.

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    Boredom didn't last long - Scarlet started fussing as soon as i clicked 'post' - we had bathies, cuddles and tummy time so she's sleeping now. I'm still trying to work out this digital camera and putting pics on the computer - signed up for totsites but it's not much use when i can't get the pictures on there *lol*
    I should have kept using my old camera, it wasn't so confusing.

    Attention online shoppaholics - I just got a free pair of sunnies from ROC worth 49.95 - Paid $10 for postage (express) but they're still awesome - I have a sunny fetish If anyone wants the link for them i'll PM it to you.

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    Gracie - when you start feeding do you hold a bottle under the other nipple? i used to find that the other breast would leak a considerable amount.

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