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thread: Babies Born ~ March 2012 #2

  1. #91
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    peanutter hope its not Glandular fever not what you need with a new bub and going back to work. Take it as easy as you can with 2 kids and a busy job

    nickers sounds like a lovely morning out, its so much easier going out shopping with a bub than kids isnt it? Id love to see your pro shots if you could pm me the getails.


    H had her 5.5hr sleep last ngiht but instead of going to bed when she did I stayed up and watched TV . Then she woke at 3 and didnt settle until 6 am so I feel like the walking dead today! I think the vaccinations have been bothering her as she kept dozing off then waking screaming, which she hasnt done before. She was fairly settled until about 5 am and has been crying on and off up until now

    DH has torn his hamstring so cant play rugby tomorrow but instead of spending the arvo with us he has decided he needs to go and watch his team play and will be gone from 10.30 until 6.30 ish. Im so over it. He retired two years ago but then decided as I was on maternity leave and not working weekends he could play again, I would have much preferred having him around saturdays and tuesday and thursday nights with the three kids. I know he really enjoys it I just wished it didnt take him away from me and the kids so much. The nights he trains he sees the girls for about 30 mins between work and training. Anyway just had to have a vent, feel better now Ive got it off my chest.


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    March Baby Buddies



    Skybie: Addison Jane, 28 February
    peanutter: Judah Samuel, 7 March
    fuzzywuzzy: Milana, 7 March
    Rosey: Little Girl, 7 March
    Elocin: Connor Neil, 12 March
    smekko: Nate William, 15 March
    kelsbels: Finnian Levi, 15 March
    me-lisa: Alicia Cate, 17 March
    sararose: Helena Kate, 17 March
    Bengal: Bella Skye & Blaze Midnight, 17 March
    Nickers: Ryker Thomas, 24 March
    buffy1: Willow Dona, 25 March
    Mylitta: Arlia Feyt, 26 March
    Razzberry: Oliver Noah, 27 March
    zilly: Samantha Alice, 28 March
    Nel.B: Lachlan Anthony Michael, 29 March
    m+w=peanut: Addison Ava, 30 March
    sloane: Keely Paige, 31 March
    lct76: Yves William, 1 April
    Miss E: Cooper Robarts, 2 April



    updated (if anyone needs adding or Ive made a mistake let me know so I can fix it up )
    Hi, can I pls be added?
    Pippa Mary born 1st March tx

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just spent a large amount of time trying to catch up on everyone's posts! Gee, if you don't come on here it really gets away with you! LOL.

    I hope that everyone is getting a little bit more sleep, it is so hard to keep going every day without a good amount of sleep. I think you are all wonderful!

    I am fairly new to this thread thing, and some of the abrieviations have got me stumped, if anyone can enlighten me:
    Sub?
    DTD?
    There are a few more but I can't think of them right now.

    My DH was giving me a hard time about resuming things in the bedroom too! We did once at 5 weeks, but I had some pain afterwards, so I made him wait another 2 weeks, but since then things have been pretty good. Although, most nights I am tired so the libido is not the highest! I get the whole thing about our bodies not being ours though, sometimes it feels like we give up so much and it is all just taken for granted!

    We have managed to get some daily routines going and it seems to help to keep me sane, and Pippa is sleeping well so that also helps with getting the other 2 organised. Pippa still has reflux, but some days are worse than others. I've got her booked in the doctors next week as her poo is a really dark green colour and I just want to check that things are okay.

    We are relocating to NSW in 3 weeks, so I am going to be busy packing and getting organised, but I am going to try and get on here daily so I don't miss out on too much

    xx

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    sub = subscribing (ie: doing a post, so you get notified when there's new posts in that thread )

    DTD = Doing The Deed = having sex (aka BD = Baby Dancing)

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    March Baby Buddies



    Skybie: Addison Jane, 28 February
    DonnaJayne: Pippa Mary, 1 March
    peanutter: Judah Samuel, 7 March
    fuzzywuzzy: Milana, 7 March
    Rosey: Little Girl, 7 March
    Elocin: Connor Neil, 12 March
    smekko: Nate William, 15 March
    kelsbels: Finnian Levi, 15 March
    me-lisa: Alicia Cate, 17 March
    sararose: Helena Kate, 17 March
    Bengal: Bella Skye & Blaze Midnight, 17 March
    Nickers: Ryker Thomas, 24 March
    buffy1: Willow Dona, 25 March
    Mylitta: Arlia Feyt, 26 March
    Razzberry: Oliver Noah, 27 March
    zilly: Samantha Alice, 28 March
    Nel.B: Lachlan Anthony Michael, 29 March
    m+w=peanut: Addison Ava, 30 March
    sloane: Keely Paige, 31 March
    lct76: Yves William, 1 April
    Miss E: Cooper Robarts, 2 April



    updated with DJ and Pippa, sorry Id missed you (if anyone needs adding or Ive made a mistake let me know so I can fix it up )
    Last edited by Novella; May 5th, 2012 at 07:36 PM. : cant spell for the life of me

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    Nickers your photos are fantastic, good luck trying to narrow it down to the ones you want I love the one with ryker on his tummy looking up, he's so strong! You have three spunky boys there.

    Donna Jayne good luck with your move, must be tough trying to organise it all with three kids including a newborn! Hope everything is ok with Pippa when you see the paed its always worth getting things checekd out and if everythings fine you can put your mind to rest

    Better night for us lasst night so I had the energy to go to bunnings with the girls, mum came and gave me a hand. They got to paint a flower pot and decorate it then plant a pansy or lavender in it, they also got a play on the indoor playground and had a sausage for lunch. The big girls were in exhausted/meltdown mode when we got home (they had gotten up at 5 am according to DH!) so I made them sit on their beds and have a rest, both fell asleep within 2 minutes and Helena was asleep so I made my first ever loaf of bread, Helena fed while it was rising then I woke the big girls up and they helped make the dough for cream buns. DH got home earlier than expected from rugby so we had leftover pumpkin soup and fresh bread slathered with butter for dinner and a cream bun after. All very tasty but we are well and truly in carb overload

    Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

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    Big Peanutter, you poor thing! Fingers crossed it's not Glandular Fever and a little rest over the weekend has you feeling a whole lot better before the test results even come back.

    Wow Donna, you really do have your hands full with a newborn and an interstate move coming up. Fingers crossed it all goes really smoothly for you. By the way, I love the name Pippa, so cute! Hope your appt with the doc goes well. I can understand your concern with the green poo. My DS1 had dark green poos all the time from when he was about two or three weeks until well after he started solids. In his case, everything else was normal so the MCHN and GP told me there was nothing to worry about. I have heard that it can be related to them not getting enough hind milk, but then I tend to think all milk is good milk and the breast adjusts to meet supply and demand, so the theory of only getting foremilk doesn't quite make sense if you know what I mean

    Sara, I so understand your frustrations! It's so nice to stay up and watch a few shows, have a little time for yourself, but then you pay for not going to bed early and miss the longest stretch of the night. Your dinner sounds super yum! Making me drool just reading about it. I've been thinking that it's time to make my first soup of the season, now I'm feeling all inspired to do a batch of pumpkin.

    Nickers, I'm another one who'd love to see your pics.

    Well, I had my first full day flying solo with both the boys on Friday and I have to say it went pretty well. There were only a couple of moments when I got flustered, and really they were pretty short lived. All in all I feel really good about it, mind you DS1 did have about twice as much screen time as I like, but hey you gotta do what you gotta do. I also think it was really good for him to have a day at home with just me, like he used to before Coop's arrived. He seemed so much happier than he has been the last couple of weeks, both yesterday and today. So fingers crossed we're finding our groove and settling into normality.

    Coop's on the other hand has been a little more unsettled than usual the last week. I'm a little worried that he might be developing reflux. He's always been a bit spewy but it wasn't really bothering him (DS1 was also a big happy chucker), but over the last few days he showed some of the signs of reflux, but only at one or two feeds. Is that normal? Do they normally develop it at this stage? I am also wondering if it might be related to the Osteo's adjustments. She sent me an email on Tuesday saying that he would be feeling the effects of his treatment and might be a bit irritable, and that's around about when it started. We see her again next week, so I will be sure to ask.

    Anyway, that's about it for me. Hope everyone is well and enjoying the weekend with their families.

  8. #98
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    This is the latest I have stayed up since ryker was born....but I am in Bed now about to close my eyes, will do proper post tomorrow just wanted to say peanutter.Hope your feeling better, ifinwere you I would probably forgo an express just to get more rest in, I don't think missing one time would drastically drop your suppy off and for comfort just shower a little off..
    I thought of u thins morning when I did a PB and got 240mls still o where near your 540!!

  9. #99
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    thanks, girls

    the drugs are doing their thing, and I can talk again. I reckon the swelling is down to only 40% and the pain is down to 20% ... this is looking good, and I'm really praying that it will all be back to normal by morning ... and that the blood tests come up clean on Tuesday

    and nickers - don't read too much into the personal bests ... I only got 20mls earlier during one of my pumps ... ever drop counts, that's my view anyway!

  10. #100
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    Hi girls,

    Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

    I have a quick question... What are you dressing your babe in for bed?

    Connor has been waking every 2 hours for the last few nights but barely feeding. I think he might be cold because he cuddles in and goes straight back to sleep while in my chest.

    I'm going to the shops today so should I invest in a swaddle or a Grobag??

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    I have a quick question... What are you dressing your babe in for bed?
    Long Sleeve Onesie with singlet underneath. Then I swaddle her in a cotton wrap. Then a blanket tucked tightly over bubs and under bassinette mattress. It's not freezing where I am though.




    Sent from my iPhone... Probably while feeding our poppet.

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    A wears, a singlet, body suit, wondersuit and her bat wing swaddling thing, and 2 blankets on her in bed.

    BBL xxx

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    Do u have a thermometer in the room to know what temp it is? I have an avent One which u can also put in water when bathing, but ryker wears a bonds singled which buttons like a onsie, then either a wondersuit which covers feet and hands or some other suit and socks on his hands. Then he is wrapped up I put a beanie on him the last few nights and he has 2 lighter wrap/sheets plus a thicker one mote blanket like. The temp in his room last night said 18 which felt quite cold. He slept snugly for 6hrs so I figure his temp is just right

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    Helena wakes heaps more when she isn't toastie. She doesn't like being swaddled so I'm putting her in a jumpsuit with mittens and a 2.5tog grobag. We have been having the heater o. Until H wants a feed around 9-10pm then I change her put heron the grobag and turn the heater off and then pop her down for the night after the feed. Has been working well as a. Night routines she has her big sleep then. Overnight our room is about 16-18c

    During the day I use a light blanket as I prefer her her to have her short sleeps during the day

    I got grobags on eBay from the uk for half the price

    Nutter glad your feeling better chick

  15. #105
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    GAHHH, quick vent. Breastfeeding, it can be awesome or it can suck... or not suck, in the case of my son! He has started to fuss and scream after only a minute or so of latching, and I am using several position changes and swapping boobs constantly to try and get enough milk into him to settle him down. He is using my nips like bubble gum and I just feel sore and grumpy every time I need to feed him. I feel guilty as I know its my fault - due to the pain I have given him a bottle too often lately, and he is now getting frustrated with my slower delivery system. So I realise I have to get back to a steady supply by bf often and also pumping more frequently. Have just ordered a Medela Swing, as have been using a medela manual pump and I HATE that stupid thing! (DF calls it the plastic masturbator!) Nickers, I have no idea how you have been using one for all your feeds, that is just incredible! No wonder you were getting tennis elbow! Glad you have got an electric pump now. Really hoping the swing will work better for me and we can get back on track asap.

    Anyway, thanks for listening to that rant, I have been reading so much lately about bf and was getting a bit wound up about the situation, so just needed to get that out.

    Peanutter - so glad you are feeling better, really hope you can get some rest and fully recover before heading back to the office.

    Everyone else - happy Sunday evening! We have walked and bathed the dog, fed and settled the bub, and are now nestling down in front of the fire with some new magazines Hopefully some peace awaits you all tonight ladies x

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    elocin: DS2 sleeps in a singlet, full length romper, and we wrap him, then there's a sheet and light blanket over him, to his chinny-chin-chin. otherwise, singlet, long arm no leg romper, and a thick sleeping bag. most of our sleeping bags were either gifts or picked up second hand at baby markets (for $8 each! score!)

    sararose: thanks, babe


    lct: with the pulling off and screaming - DS1 did this for a period around 6 weeks old. it was frustrating, upsetting, and just completely sucked balls ... and then it stopped as randomly and suddenly as it started. I remember posting about it, and so many other women jumped on to say their little ones did a similar thing, between 5-9 weeks and that there's a wonderweek in there, etc etc ... yay for the electric pump: one of my best investments ever, and I mean EVER. I had to use a manual one once, and I got something like 40 ml from half an hours work!! I was so peed off, given I (at that point) would normally have pumped 40ml in the first 2-3 minutes, and would have ended up with 240ml or so ... gah! I don't know why, but those manual ones and my boobies just don't communicate ... I hope you (and nickers!!) get lots more love from the Swing.
    Last edited by peanutter; May 6th, 2012 at 06:06 PM.

  17. #107
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    Sorry for the me me's girls, will try catch up properly tomorrow, just wanted to post about A's nap she's currently having, 2 whole hrs so far!!!!!!
    i swaddle her in the kiddapotomus wrap with the velcros, and she was complaining like anything about not being able to move her arms (which is why i stopped using it) i nearly took it off her but i thought no, we'll give it a proper go, fed her and she nodded off, put her very carefully into her bassinet and she's been there since 5!!!!! OMG! if she keeps this up i might not send her back

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    lct - I agree with peanutter - also it's likely nothing to do with your bbs or milk hon. W was the same about 10 days ago and still has a couple of really fussy feeds during the day. We've been using a bottle once a day or so too but I don't think it's anything to do with that as she feeds beautifully when sleepy or relaxed. After lots of reading like you and talking to the ABA I worked out it was a combo of her being over-tired and having a forceful letdown. It's almost always because she's tired or having an off day though. It's so frustrating and can be a bit upsetting too, I totally hear you! Hang in there, am sure Y is getting the good stuff and you are doing a fantastic job with him. Best of luck with the electric pump, I have a mini Medela one and it's great. If yours is a bit uncomfy when you get it, make sure you have the right size flange; I went up a size and it made a huge difference.

    P, good to hear the drugs are doing their thing and you're on the mend. Hope you had a good weekend.

    Miss E, not sure about the reflux but it sounds like it could be related to the osteo adjustments perhaps...? Glad you had a good first day flying solo with your little men; mine is next week.

    Sararose, your dinner sounds amazing! Saw a pic of the bread, looked delicious. Excellent that Miss H is sleeping like an angel.

    DonnaJayne, I also love the name Pippa. Wonderful that she's doing so well - but hopefully you get some good news on the reflux next week. Good luck with packing for the big move.

    Elocin, what's been happening with you guys? RE night time, realized we've been under-dressing W too. Tonight it's singlet, footed long-sleeve onsie, cotton swaddle (she won't settle with arms out) and two light blankets up to her chin. We also have an oil heater in her room. Have had much better arvo naps with this too.

    Nickers, how are you and Mr R? Skye, Mylitta, Sloane and everyone else - hello.

    AFM: had a wonderful weekend at the south coast, didn't want to leave! W did so well, conked out in the car both ways and had four-hour naps in the evenings. Also slept overnight in three-hour blocks, including sleep-in til 8:30! A bit restless last night but it was poop day, so 'The Gruntening' as we call it went from 4:30-6:30. Still, she was pretty relaxed all weekend and seemed to love the travel bassinette as it's smaller and more snuggy than the one at home; so we're now using it for all sleeps. Weather was gorgeous and it was nice to have the in-laws look after food and have lots of W cuddles. Not much planned for this week, six-week check plus shots, first trip to Costco and if I'm brave, a movie with a buddy while DH plays SAHD. It's his last week of leave so gotta make the most of it.

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