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    Yay!!! We have a new thread!!!

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    yay!!! Welcome all new mummies

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    Hi just popping in to subscribe so I can stay in touch with you all.

    O&G - How is Jett?? and how are you?

    Hi SB

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    im horrible atm, just getting by slowly my horrible ex is causing me grief yet again- there is a thread started somewhere if you want to read it. Its in the relationship section!
    As for Jett his going good, not as great as we hoped in regards to the feeding and my milk- but we will get there, I am only going up to see him twice a day atm as it really hard with noone to look after Oscar. being a single mummy sucks atm! Im really struggling with meeting everyones needs and keeping my head above everything.

    Sorry about the not so positive post!!

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    You are entitled to a not so positive post its tough for you at the moment, anyway thats what we are all here for isnt it. Hang in there, wish I could help you xoxo

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    to you Brooke- and GRRRRRRRR to X for making a hard time worse ( i saw your thread bugger him!!) Do yo have any family support at the moment????? Im sure if you need some help with Oscar that the BB girls from the GC would rally together for you so you can spend time with Jett. I wish i was closer ( i used to live up that way a few years ago) Big right now people should be meeting YOUR needs, not the other way around xoxo

    AFM.. Things are going really well here for us- touch wood so far so good- DD is still feeding and sleeping well. TMI- but she doesnt do very big poo's lol, just these dainty little ones. Plenty of them though and plenty of wet nappies, but i just remember DS doing these explosions that were just plain gross!!!! I am sure it will happen one day soon!!!
    We went to kmart last night (last day of the sale) to get DS his birthday pressies. Leaving it to the last minute as usual lol, i missed out on a couple of things i wanted to get him, but got most of it and a few extra things, we decided he needed some spoiling this year (lol we thought the same last year too!!! ) Now i cant wait til his actual birthday so he can play with all the toys!!! In our new house he has this giant play room, so we need to fill it up!!

    Well time to go and play!!!

    bye for now!!!
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    I have just been reading back over the babies due thread. I posted the below over ther but thought I should probably re-post here as the tread has changed.

    Wanted to let you know that I am still here. Luke is taking up all my time at the moment and there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. I must say I am a little jealous of these babies that sleep a lot and need to be woken for a feed! Luke is a little unsettled a lot of the time and likes to be constantly attached to mum. I wasn't to keen on having him in our bed but have found it is the only way we get sleep at times. Last night he wouldn't settle in his bassinette so I pulled him into to bed and we slept for 5.5 hours! Usually the longest stint is about 2.5 hours. I read that a bath can help settle too so we tried that before bed last night and that seemed to help as well. Is anyone else having trouble settling bubs or have any suggestions? Luke is not really on a routine and I just feed him when he wants it... thinking maybe I should try and establish more of a routine.

    OP - I noticed you were talking about caffine unsettling bubs. I haven't been drinking coffee but do enjoy 1-2 teas a day. I wonder if this could be part of the problem.... I asked the community MW about chocolate. She said if was eating during my pregnancy he should already be used to it.... but I have been trying to only have a little bit when I do have some.

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    Babies Born in our Group

    23/05/10 duck01 - Jhett Alexander - 1740g (3lb 13oz) and 49.5cm
    25/06/10 owens5 - Annabelle Sylvia - 2700g (5lb 15oz)
    28/06/10 Molly C -Tia Lee - 2523g (5lb 9oz) and Belle Caitlyn 2466g (5lb 7oz)
    29/06/10 mummy2aiden - Ayva Samantha Lilly - 3290g (7lb 4oz) and 51cm
    30/06/10 Jacki - Nate - 3355g (7lb 4oz) and 53cm
    02/07/10 ~StarBright~ - Kaleisha Lee - 3070g (6lb 12oz)
    03/07/10 Dr. Tal - Brock Rider - 3545g (7lbs 13oz)
    03/07/10 Oscar&Grouch - Jett Axel Storm - 2300g (5lbs 1oz) and 42cm
    05/07/10 mitf - Luke Peter - 3830g (8lbs 7oz) and 48.5cm
    08/07/10 OceanPrincess - Alexander Leigh - 4840g (10lbs 11oz) and 56cm
    11/07/10 Jessey - Shay Bethany - 4655g (10lbs 4oz) and 57cm
    12/07/10 Salad - Evan John - 4026g (8lbs 14oz) and 53cm
    12/07/10 EmmaJane - Travis Alan - 3462g (7lbs 10oz) and 51cm
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    Hey ladies,

    How exciting - a new thread for us!!! Woooo!!!!

    O&G - I'm so sorry to read about your XP causing you dramas. So not what you need right now... Wish there was something more I could do. Is there a childcare near the hosp? Any way you could spend more time there? Must be so stressing for you - I can only imagine and send lots more big

    mitf - tea shouldn't be as much of an issue as apparently most of the caffeine stays in the tea bag or tea leaves. Or so I have heard!!! Good to know about chocolate I do have a very sweet tooth...

    As for unsettled bubs - fortunately for me X seems to be quite a content bub and easy to settle - at this point anyway! But I do know what you are going through - DD needed lots of cuddles, rocking and being held to get her to sleep. I have memories of sitting on the couch for an hour or so at all hours of the day and night to try and settle her... co-sleeping only really worked for us in the morning, for some strange reason.

    Don't feel bad or anything for co-sleeping and not having a routine. Don't forget little L is so tiny he doesn't know which way is up, let alone what time he should be feeding. I'm taking a much more relaxed approach this time around - X seems to need to feed 3 sides (as in L, R then back to L after a little break) before he is really full, so that's just what I'm going with. And if he wants a feed an hour after I've fed him, I'll feed him. Routines don't really work for babies until their circadian rhythm is aligned - I think with DD we started the bath, boob, bed by 7pm routine basically as soon as we were home but she didn't get it until like about 3 or 4 months I'm sorry to say!

    Til then, we had extended periods of cluster feeding from 6pm to anywhere around midnight, sometimes before. But she did get it, eventually. You just try everything and whatever works for you, works for you.

    I've been bringing X into bed with us after he wakes in the early morning, so between 3 and 6am... I figure its the coldest part of the night and that's the warmest place for him, but also it means I can doze while he feeds. I've even remembered how to feed both sides without having to move him... I have big BBs...

    Do whatever works for you hun. Whatever you can to get the rest you need.

    SB - maybe its a boy/girl thing - X seems to think long and hard and then squint his eyes and I hear "squoooosh" and he's completely filled his entire (often just put on and clean ) nappy! I remember DD did some poo-splosions but not many...

    Very exciting about DS's birthday! Jealous of your "toy room" - DD's toys are strewn all over the house!

    Hope DD continues to be a happy bub for you!

    Hi to Salad, Dr T, Emma, Jessey! And anyone I missed! Hope everyone is travelling well and adjusting to this thing called motherhood!

    AFM: X is still a pretty contented bub at the moment. I know it can change so quickly... but for the moment I am enjoying being able to play with my DD more than I used to and I am falling in love with my little boy. He has such a wise little face and often after a feed he just looks at me, so serious... but then he'll get a bit of wind and smile and it just makes me love him more.

    As I said above we don't really have a routine as such but he is feeding 2-3hrly during the day and a bit longer at night, 3-5hrly. I woke up yesterday morning to an alternate universe where I had fed Xander at 9.30pm and put him down, went to bed 10.30pm, he fed 2.30am and was back asleep by 3.15am, 6am DH went to work (usually wakes DD) but DD kept sleeping, we all slept til 7.15am

    DD woke and we had brekky and played, DS didn't wake til 8.30am so I'd had a shower and we were all good! That was a pretty good morning!

    I know it can't last but I will enjoy it while I can.

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    Brooke – don’t blame you for the not so positive post. I feel like I am really doing it tough and don’t have time for everything and everyone and have DH to help, so hats off to you hun, you are doing an amazing job.

    Star – I know what you mean about not being able to wait for DS birthday. I couldn’t wait to give DS his train tracks and table etc. Am slightly regretting it now as he does nothing else and is obsessed and always wants me to ‘play trains’ with him. Its very cute though.

    Hands up over here for another boy with an explosive bottom !

    Mitf – the early weeks are so hard with bubs that just don’t seem to settle. My bub is waking every 2.5 - 3 hours to feed and it is really taking its toll. Occasionally we get a 4 hour stretch but rarely. Not too sure is there is much you can do about it at this stage. Just have to wait until they are a little bigger and stronger and can last longer on the feed. I found that routines don’t really work this early on except for steering bubs in to a day / night routine to encourage longer sleeps at night rather than during the day. However a warm bath does seem to wear them out and relax them, a big feed and usually a better/longer sleep. Good luck

    OP – I am very jealous of your day. I had a similar one a few days ago but sadly back to newborn normal ! I know what you mean about falling in love with you little one. I just can’t get enough of him. I feel so much more relaxed second time around and although have no time for anything seem to find plenty of time to just enjoy him and now stress like the first time. With DS1 I think I was over analyzing everything and worrying too much to be able to really enjoy it all.


    Sorry, I didn’t go back and read the last couple of pages from our old thread so I am sure I have missed heaps. So a big hello to everyone, hope you are all well and getting some rest

    DS was in daycare today so had a great day out in Fremantle walking and coffee’ing. However I am now totally knackered after not having a nanna nap today, I am off to bed.

    Nite all
    xx

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    Jacki - Sounds like you had a good day out and about! And I hear you on being exhausted if you don't have your nanna nap. I usually tuck Brock in next to me about 1 or so and have an hour and a half or so nap with him. Then I put him in his cot and get a few things done around the house till he wakes up.

    OP - I envy you being able to give X both sides without having to move him Can't say my breasts are that big. It's a mission to switch sides with B. He's usually partly asleep and won't want to latch properly to the second side, but still wants food so gets squirmy and grouchy and we usually both end up with a milk bath I'm slowly getting better with it though.

    Mitf - That must be so frustrating for you. Sorry I don't have any suggestions to help. I'm confident you'll get it figured out.

    SB - The poo splosions MUST be a boy thing. I get 3-4 (sometimes more) of them a day! So far today I've already gone through 4 outfits and about 8 diapers I don't know how they leak out. Doesn't matter if I use MCN's or throwaways, how careful I am to make sure the edges are tight the poo seems to leak out everywhere! Up his back, down his legs, around his willy, up his belly it seems like I'm constantly washing the poor little guy.

    Salad -

    O&G - You're entitled to have a 'me' post once in a while. From the sounds of it you're dealing with several very hard situations at the moment and all things considered are doing a pretty good job. I hope it gets easier for you soon.

    AFM - Just fed and put B down for his long afternoon nap. Am not too tired today, so thought I might take advantage of the situation and see if I can get my birth story written!

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    Ooh... Birth story... Yay. I looooove birth stories! Can't wait.

    Can't type much, on phone with little X on my shoulder. He's funny - really loves being wrapped up. We wrapped DD of course, but if you were holding her she would go to sleep no probs. X seems to get grizzly after a feed, til you wrap him and then he's out like a light. Strange the little differences I am noticing between the two of them!

    Dr T - when you say "long nap", how long are you getting?? Great that you aren't so tired today, you must be recovering, gently does it now!

    How's B going at nights? LOL at the "milk bath"!! You'll get it! I'm impressed that you're trying - I didn't feel confident enough to feed lying down with DD til she was about 4wks old... Wish I had earlier... How lovely is the feeling of dozing with your little bundle snuggled in close?

    Jacki - sounds like a good day was had! I sent DD to Grandma yesterday for a play and just spent time with X. It's nice, huh?

    How's everyone else going??

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    OP - B will sleep for 6-8 hours if I let him. However, because he'd not gained any weight (in fact had lost a little bit) when he was weighed on Monday the MW said during the day not to let him go for more then 3-4 hours between feeds. So I wake him after 4 hours. For the rest of the day I try to wake him to feed every 2.5 to 3 hours. He even sleeps through his exloding poos. I can strip him wash him and change him all without him waking up

    At night he'll only wake once...maybe twice. He's had a couple nights where he's slept straight through (as in I fed him between 9 and 10 and he didn't wake till after 6. The first night he did that he scared me near about to death. I woke up and thought for sure he'd stopped breathing.

    I'm trying not to get too use to the superlong sleeps at night in case they don't last. But I'm certainly taking advantage of them at the moment to catch up on all the sleep I wasn't getting when I was pregnant!

    AFM - I got my birth story written and posted. Make sure you have lots of time before you read it and grab a drink. I got a bit carried away and it is just a TAD bit long

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    So interesting hearing about everyone else's bubs' sleeping and pooing habits. Travis had 11 pooie nappies in his first 36 hours - I got no sleep at all Tuesday night (2nd night out of my belly) because everytime I fed him, he'd poo, then I'd change his nappy and he'd want more food and was generally unsettled. Because there was meconium in the amniotic fluid I had to stay 2 nights in hospital, which was probably a good thing in the end because I would have freaked out over his not sleeping. The nurse even took him for an hour to try to give me some sleep but he wouldn't have it! Our first night home was better, I got him to sleep for a couple of hours twice. Last night was another no sleeper, and this night is also turning out to be. I'm typing 1-handed while feeding him. After the first 11 poos he went more than 24 hours without any and I was quietly hoping he might be one of those one a week babies, but tonight he's already had 3. At least the poo is easier to clean off now!!

    Dr Tal - so jealous that B sleeps through his nappy changes, but sounds like you have your own issues with leaky nappies! When did you start using the MCNs? T's poo is probably at the point where I can consider gettin mine out. Will check out your birth story when I get a chance!

    OP - impressed by your multi-tasking!! Would love some advice on how to feed while lying down if you have any, though might be very dependent on bb size and mine are only 12c in maternity bra size (i think).

    Actually, anyone with details on how they co-sleep, if they do, would be gratefully received!!

    Jacki, hope you had a good sleep to catch up on your lack of nana nap!

    Hi to everyone else, gotta go, have a leak to clean up

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    Emma - We co-sleep with B occasionally. I'll usually bring him into bed with me after his 4am feed (When he has it). I just snug him up against my side with his head resting on my arm, so he's propped kinda like he would be if I was holding him and go to sleep. I figure with his head on my arm, then I know where he is and I won't roll on him. Dh does the same thing when he's sleepingwith him. I don't know if that's the 'proper' way ornot, but it's what feels comfortable for us. Plus with him that close we know the dogs won'taccidentally step on him.

    I started using the MCN's basically as soon as we got home from the hospital. I don't use them all the time though (mainly because he has so many changes a day I don't have enough to keep up with him). At the moment I'm using about half and half.

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    Hi mums and bubs,

    Sounds like we are all slowly slowly adjusting to life with out new babies...

    Dr T - great birth story. Loved it. Thanks again for sharing all that with us - will say it again, you are an amazing woman. My DH commented that he had no idea I was that strong - I bet your DH is thinking the same thing

    Which MCNs are you using? Maybe its a boy thing - we're using Tots Bots fitted with PUL covers and although we have had one poosplosion leak, I don't think any nappy on earth would have contained that one! The huggies we used for a bit when we first came home from hosp were useless - we had heaps of leaks. Must be a boy thing - we used the same MCNs with my DD and I don't think we had any leaks at all!

    We're in them full time but I'm finding the washing a bit stressful - I think we're going to end up washing nappies every day, DD's one day and DS's the next. At least that way we keep the two sizes separate... easier to sort out...

    6-8hrs - yeah I guess that is a bit long!! Little baby only has little tummy, I'm surprised his tummy lets him sleep that long Definitely take advantage of the long stretches at night while they last!

    Emma - he will settle down! You're doing a great job! Are you getting lots of support during the day? Can someone take T for a bit so you can rest during the day, to prepare for the nights? I found that worked best with DD when I was completely exhausted and she was up all night. As far as the poos go, I think at this stage they still poo fairly regularly, but once you get into a regular BF routine (if you do) and things settle a bit, he might be one of those once a week pooing babies. There is hope yet!

    X does the exact same thing though - I feed him one side, change nappy, then generally without fail while we are feeding the second side he'll do a big squishy poo. Its like he holds it in til he's in a nice clean nappy and then lets rip We are going through so many nappies - so glad we're in cloth.

    As for feeding lying down, it doesn't really matter what size you are - my sister went up to about what you are and she taught me how to do it! She has a pretty sweet deal, as an aside - when my nephew wakes for feeds, she sends my BIL up to get him from his cot in his room, BIL gives him to my sister who feeds one side, BIL changes his nappy at the end of the bed, back to sis, then BIL takes him back to bed. My sis just lies there dozing through it all. Can't see my DH going for that one somehow!!!

    Anyway, basically I lie X on the bed, on his back, with his head roughly where I think my BB will be (getting better at judging it...), then I scootch in beside him on my side, with the arm that is closest to the mattress sort of tucked up under my pillow and with the other arm I sort of roll X onto his side into me... and then I have to shuffle him up or down a little bit so he is lined up properly with BB.

    The important thing is to still get the chin to breast attachment thing going on... I was a bit lazy the first night and got a little graze on one nipple and a crack on the other. I find I have to squish my nipple a bit to get him to attach properly but once he is on, I close my eyes and doze...

    This morning I fed him at about 3am and he wouldn't go back into the cradle so he came back into bed with us, I'd done my PJ top up but he kept trying to attach, so I just undid it and let him suck, when I woke up at 6am he was still attached

    I always put X on the outside of the bed, so I am between him and my DH. DH is too heavy a sleeper to risk having him roll onto X if X were in between us. I was putting a pillow next to him but I confess I have not been doing that recently... the pillow would just fall off and he's always tucked right into me so he's not going anywhere. Hope some of that helps...

    AFM: we had a bit of an unsettled night last night which continued today - lots of long stretches of wakefulness (like 2hrs) followed by short sleeps and more being awake. He's asleep now, has been since about 8pm, so I'm now waiting for him to wake up before going to bed. Would have gone to bed at 8pm but we hadn't had dinner...

    He made the most noise today that he has in just about ever. I think maybe gas/wind pains? He'd let out these real squawks of pain and go all rigid, then relax. Poor little bub. Happened a few times...

    Aside from that, he is generally happy to just be, when he is awake I mean. Doesn't seem to like being left alone while he's awake, but if you're holding him he will quite happily watch the world without crying or anything. So that's pretty good. We did have a time today when neither him nor DD would go to sleep and DH and I were getting pretty snippy with each other. Thankfully they finally got to sleep and DH had a little nap on the couch... or else things would have gotten nasty.

    DH working tomorrow Got family coming round so hopefully they can amuse DD for a bit...

    How is everyone feeling physically, now that we are a week or so post-natal? I'm still struggling with digestion... I get really gassy/windy and am struggling to be, ahem, regular, if you get my drift. Might need some more natural fibre...

    Hope everyone is going well... I'm off to bed... maybe...

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    Thanks OP for your detailed response! It was quite reassuring on many levels. Your sister sure has a sweet deal with her DH. I was hoping Austin would be able to get a full night's sleep so he is full of energy to look after me and the house during the day, but after the bad nights I decided yesterday (with a little persuasion from the midwife) that I'd wake him up if I was having troubles settling DS. But then Last night was a good one, much like our first night home from hospital - I got 2 2-hour stints of sleep because Travis actually went to sleep without a fuss at his 2am feed! He was a bit grizzly after his 5am feed, so I put him in bed with me and after a while he went to sleep, but then I couldn't sleep because I was too sore. So I got up and made a pancake batter for DH for when he gets up (he has been doing all the cooking and made pancake batter yesterday and only got one pancake because his sister and family turned up), and made myself poached eggs. My first ever attempt at poached eggs, and they were perfect!!! Am so proud of myself, have acquired another life skill

    But right now, I'm starting to get tired. Might go wake up Austin (it's 7.30 and he got to sleep through after all!) and tell him to change the sheets (they are getting smelly because he sweats a lot) and keep an eye on bub so I can go to bed for a while...

    Dr Tal - thanks for your response too . Must remember to read your birth story next time!

    Hi to Jacki, mitf, Salad, Starbright and O&G!
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