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thread: Babies Born ~ September 2007 #71

  1. #235
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    Hope you are hanging in there Cass.



    MD, haven't heard from you in a while. Hope everything is going alright in your part of the world xx

    Kids had a great time camping. It was very quiet with just one kid. I got study done, the floors mopped, porch cleaned, lounge tidied - makes me wonder why I thought it was so impossible to get the housework done when I just had W, seems like a holiday now lol Helps that she has decent day naps though I guess.

  2. #236
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    hahaha, it's so true isnt it?! i remember being so flat out with DD1...in a way having more than one makes it all seem easier...but that could be because then by the second baby your brain is so fried that you dont know if you are coming or going lol.

  3. #237
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    how is it going cass? got my legs crossed for you

    had a party at an animal farm yesterday. j spent most of his time with the bunnies LOL he has become obsessed with them. he was having heaps of trouble seeing with his hair in his eyes all the time. he even walked out on the track in front of a tractor, totally oblivious. dh cracked it and when we got home he shaved his head i can see his point in doing it, but i loved his pretty hair. he will be much more comfy over summer though.

    felt bad cos a mum who lives locally but i hadnt seen in a while was there with her ds and he was playing heaps with L. she said oh we'll be up at the school together soon and i felt bad because we have changed L to the new school instead of the local one. i explained it to her but it just made me realise that it's going to take me out of the social circle a bit

  4. #238
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    ...but into a new social circle! One thing my neighbour mentioned (her son started prep this year) is that there is alot of socialising once they are in school...and you are brought into it (with parties, fetes etc.)

    Thanks for keeping your legs crossed for me...'cause i can't nothing like a head wedged firmly in your pelvis lol. But i did survive the full moon

    I sooo cannot imagine J without his hair!

  5. #239
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    G, hopefully you will meet lots of new mumma friends as L makes his new buddies at school. How did things go with the mum that you wanted to be friends with a while back?
    Will be watching FB for pics of hairless J!

    Cass, glad you made it past the full moon.

    Trill, thanks for the lamb advice Will make sure they don't nibble on the rhododendron's any more! I was rather concerned when she was lying down and I picked her up (she is usually the skittish one) and she slumped down and put her head on my shoulder. I thought she had died right then and there - and W was only metre's away! But she has perked up after the home remedy (substituted with what I had in the house lol). She didn't have dinner bottle but then they escaped later so I thought she must be hungry and offered her the bottle again and she drank it all so that must be a good sign.

    I have come to believe the term 'ram it open' comes from actual rams - Boy is terrible for launching up on his back legs and just pushing through anything. I am literally having to kick them out of the door - little brats keep coming in any time the door is open! If one of them turds on the carpet I am going to be very unhappy!

    We went out for dinner tonight and W demolished a whole plate of pork ribs. He doesn't usually eat much meat but has recently realised how delicious ribs are. Except he puts me off my meal with constant dissection of the meat - "mum, look, I just bit of a piece of connective tissue"

  6. #240
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    mmmm pork ribs mmmm. i really do miss those since leaving the US lol. they do a mean pork rib over there....

  7. #241
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    35 weeks Cass, not long now!

    Just going to have a whinge - I am soooo tired! I just want to curl up in a ball and cry Erin wakes up 4-5 times every night, plus a few times a week she will wake for 2-3 hours around midnight. I think I have only slept 3 hours straight one time this year I just want some sleep! Why is it so freaking impossible! It has been 5 years now that I have been dealing with sleep issue of one sort or another. I think I have only managed to sleep through the night about 6-7 times. 7 nights out of 1800. Yay for me
    I don't like my life.

  8. #242
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    There is absolutely no way that anyone could enjoy that Arte what does she do when she wakes? I am assuming that she needs you or DH or someone to go to her? that's GOTTA be crap.
    I can only commiserate on a very distant level in that Miss M was a ****e-house sleeper until she was around 15-16 months. For us it literally took putting her in the same bed as Miss L (we had no choice as the apartment in LA only had the one bed for them). it was a HUGE risk, but paid off I reckon. she still woke 1-2 times a night but it just took a quick boob or, once she weaned DH to go in and lie beside her for a bit. would room/bed sharing with one of the other kids be an option...or too risky in jeopardising the bigger kids sleep?
    it totally sucks arte

  9. #243
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    Cass, I feed her back to sleep every time she wakes. But I don't think she is waking for comfort feeds, she seems to be uncomfortable and whinges and twists around. Sometimes after she has been awake for a couple of hours pulling my hair and dive bombing my face and whinging, she will do a heap of farts and then she will go to sleep. I suspect there is something not right with her tummy (very runny nappies too) but I have been to the Dr and he just said the standard leave her to cry or bottle feed.
    I doubt having her in the same bed as the other kids would help - she co-sleeps with us and still wakes, even if DH is just in there.

    I wish I had never had children.

  10. #244
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    Oh arte I sooooo know that feeling

    I know i harp on about it but an osteo can help They are like my 'go to' people now that Miss M had such success lol. they can seriously help with digestive stuff as they take into consideration the whole body and it interconnects. TBH i reckon it is worth a shot.

  11. #245
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    Cass, thanks. I should take her to an osteo. I am not sure when I can manage another trip to the city though. I went on Tuesday for an appointment, but stupid me got the days mixed up and TBH, the trip used up far more spoons than I have atm. I was a wreak that night and most of yesterday. Now my appointment has been rescheduled for next month, but I have just realised it is the day before my exam and I won't be able to manage both so I guess I have to reschedule again! The receptionist must love me lol, I already rejected a 9am in a couple of weeks because I can't get the kids ready and travel 1.5 hours by that time of day lol

    Hope you are feeling comfortable and there is no imminent labour.

  12. #246
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    It's such a poo that it is far away to get access to the osteo...and then having to drag all the kidlets...my idea of torture hahaha. All i recommend is that you do your appointment first and then Miss Es; after the osteo they can either get super duper sleepy OR the opposite: be warned! either way you dont want to be stuck in an appointment if she does go crazy ITMS. But trust me, it is worth it.

    TBH fairly uncomfortable today. was a bit too active yesterday and have paid for it a bit. some small ramping up. basically my body is being very honest with me that i must rest. it is very weird for me considering that i have always had such straightforward, trouble and pain free previous pregnancies. thankfully now that i am 35w+ i know that i can feed her up well enough to be able to show the hospital that she can come home with me (and having two IMs barrack for me will help no doubt lol).

  13. #247
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    Cass, my first two pregnancies were fine and dandy. With W I was totally fine up to the day he was born. With A I felt really big and slow about a week before she arrived but was pretty fine. Then E. I couldn't sleep because of the sacral pain/unable to move my legs in bed. I was soo tired all the time and everything was such an effort.
    I hope she still hangs in there until closer to 37 weeks - those couple of weeks seem to make all the difference.

    E seems to have dropped to one day nap. Hoping she wakes in the next hour so we can go and see Craig Smith, the Wonky Donkey guy performing at the library today.

  14. #248
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    who the frick is the wonky donkey i must google! I hope that you made it nonetheless lol. My total dream would be 38 weeks...seems such a civilised amount of pregnant time lol. I have this nagging feeling that she might fool us all and decide to come at like 43 weeks

  15. #249
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    Don't like the sound of that extra 5 weeks Cass, hope that doesn't happen!

  16. #250
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    OMG Cass! You don't know what the Wonky Donkey is?! My kids love it - it's an awesome book and the version we have comes with a CD with the song on it and it's hilarous! YOu HAVE to get it for your kids - they will love it. And how is the belleh today? I hope you've been resting up loads and not overdoing it. I would be so surprised if you made it to 40wks, but I reckon you'll still get your homebirth

    Arte, it's ****, it truly is If I lived near you I'd have the kids for a sleepover just so you could get a decent night's sleep. With the wind, do you think it would be worth trying some infants friend or brauers or something to help her? A was exactly the same at the worst of his reflux and using those made a bit of difference.

    G, I second what Cass said about school opening up a whole new circle of friends - for both of you. Plus it makes you work on existing friendships a bit harder when you have to make time to see people instead of taking it for granted that you'll see them about the traps kwim?

    Hey Cally

    Been so flat out the past few weeks - had some big assignments due and an exam so it's been really hard to focus on anything except that kwim? Plus its school holidays too which doesn't help. But 'm on uni break now until the end of the month before I start again for Trimester 3. Only doing 2 units so that in itself will feel like a holiday LOL.

  17. #251
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    Cass, you left me hanging there - I was starting to wonder if the Wonky Donkey was just an NZ thing. There is also Willbee the bumblebee and Kaha the kea that you might be able to you tube. He also did a conservation of water song, the 'if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down' thing and A was dancing her little heart out to it lol

    Trill, I think I may have some old infants friend or something. I think I might be on to something, because after two days of probiotics she has started doing normalish poo rather than the vege soup type that she has been doing. I am sure you wanted to know that lmao!
    Oh, and the lamb problem might be solved. Someone **cough** may have been making their bottles too warm thinking that they would be happier with something warmer in their bellies. As it turns out I was probably burning their innards Good intentions and all, but now that I am making the milk only luke warm they have been fine. Makes me very glad I have never had to bottle feed a baby! Plus they are away from all the house shrubs now.
    Enjoy your uni break.

    Cass, there seem to be a few around that threaten to come early and then hang in overdue. I am going to throw a prediction of 21 October.

  18. #252
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    Ok, so I guess I am going to be doing quite a bit of youtube with the kids today...good thing it's a rainy day hahahaha!

    Trill: 2 units sounds alot more civilised! I seriously dont envy the study thing anymore, especially exams!!! eewwwww!

    Arte: Man, these lambs are sensitive little beings arent they?! no wonder they taste so yummy...it's all that tenderness hahaha.
    we put Miss L on the probiotics as well when we were still trying to figure out why on earth it was that she was having such noxious nappies at like the age of 2.5/3. (hers turned out to be allergy to a bunch of fruits). it really really helped to restore some balance in her belly and we continued doing it for quite a long time (almost 12 months) after the fruit thing was uncovered. In fact, we really should just keep going with it as I have a feeling that she doesnt absorb nutrients as well as she could (similar to me). I know that you also have seen Meow's thread and having seen her in seattle the big thing that brought home the whole GAPS thing was the use of good, wholesome fats. we now make our risotto, stocks etc from all the leftover gristle (Mr W will be delighted by all the connective tissue going in lol) and bits of tenderloins, and fatty bits stripped off all the bones and the marrow scooped out and thrown in the pot. i literally took her lead and now scrape down every millimeter of a chicken including the fiddly bits in the ribs to get all the good stuff out and use that for cooking.

    AFM: my big belleh has been behaving itself. I am still incredibly 'sensitive' to any major movement or prolonged position, but it is so so liberating not being in early labour. I even got brave and drove to brunswick for our monthly girly night out (a very laid back dinner...considering my delicate state lol). and that was soooo awesome as i havent left the house for like 10 days, and thankfully no niggles or anything! Yay. It is really weird having her engaged so early on though. DD1 engaged at like 35 weeks, and well Miss M didnt engage until we were well into labour land. i forgot how uncomfy it is to move/sit/walk with a big baby sitting right there lol.

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