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    Fuzzy - thank goodness for that you don't need internals! The indignities would be never ending.


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    Wite – congrats and very lucky on the quick labour. I found the gas did nothing as well, the midwife kept telling me to suck it in but it did nothing at all, so I told them to take it away.


    Kirsten – Blake had the same problem with S26, gave him bad wind and constipated so we changed to Nurture Gold and its great. I just wanna say as well, that you are doing a great job with all your kids.


    Milly – Welcome and congrats. My DS was born the 15/9 but I decided to stay with this group as he is only one day out lol. I should get into the other group as well but its hard to find time these days to get on BB.


    Connie – Im doing a lot better thanks for asking. It is getting easier now. How are you and little George? I hope his infection clears up nice and fast. Poor bubba


    Dory – We are both doing well thank you. He has settled a lot and its getting easier. How is Hannah? And her sleeping going? How about you? I hope your ok. It gets tough when they don’t sleep or don’t sleep for long. Blake still doesn’t sleep for long during the day so I can never get naps in.


    Everything is going well here. Still have our ups and downs, but its getting a lot easier. Im going to join a mothers group (still have to ring them), hopefully that can help. Have so much to do and little time during the day to do things as Blake still doesn’t sleep much during the day, but im getting use it to now lol.

    I do have to ask though; did anyone get the vitamin K and Hep B injections for bubba’s in hospital? I remember Blake getting 2 injections, one in both legs when he was first born, and in my record book, his Hep B immunisation is signed but they haven’t circled yes or no to the vitamin K injection, but I swear I asked them to do it so now I don’t now if he has or not.


    Sorry I haven’t been on here for ages, its hard to find time during the day to do things, but I always try to jump on as much as possible.


    Hi to everyone else I have missed.

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    just a quick question before I have a nana nap.. is anyone using MCN's? I've tried to read as much as I can but its pretty confusing. If any of you girls are using them what kind did you get and why?

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    Hi Mums & bubs!

    Connie, thinking of you & poor lil George. He's been through so much and is such a champion, he has a tough mumma too might I add. Hope the infection clears up for him soon.

    Deana, Yes we got Vit K & Hep B with Isla at birth. At a midwife appt I got a Vit K form and had to sign it before she was born. Do you remember getting the form? Not sure if it's the same for all hospitals though.
    I've got my first mothers group tomorrow at 10am. Looking forward to it as I didn't go to any with DS. You should probably find out when your one starts ASAP as you don't want to miss out.

    Wite, Harlow is gorgeous, especially with her light (blonde?) coloured hair! Your birth story reminded me of my DS. He got stuck at the shoulder too, I luckily got him out just in time although he came out not breathing but thankfully made a great recovery. Scariest thing i've ever experienced not knowing if he was going to make it or not.

    Bec, Isaac is so adorable. Good to hear you both got a better sleep... 4 degrees Brrrrr!

    Sorry about the lack of personals but i've gotta go have a lie down before going to pick DS up from daycare.

    We are going good here, Isla is having up to 180mls every 4 hours. We've been getting some good sleeps every now and then during the night sometimes 6 hours straight which is nice. She sleeps alot during the day, she's mainly awake in the morning after her 1st feed for the day and then in the afternoon.
    Have my 1st mothers group meeting tomorrow so im looking forward to that.
    Will be interesting to see if I know anyone from around the area.

    Hi to everyone I've missed. Will try to pop in here more often xo

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    Deana - I refused the hep but did vit K. Yeh u should of signed forms first. I would contact the hospitalto find out cos it's pretty important to know. The hospital stuffed ally paperwork up and I got 3 different reports about Isabella which I'm FURIOUS about. Her book even said I had an emergency c/ sect from failing to progress !! WTF! and I was 41 weeks all her apgar scores were different! So worth saying something.

    Re the gas: I had it also and kept saying it's doing nothing but the midwife kept pushing on me cos i was going phyco with pain lol and she said apparently it takes a few minuets to get into ur system so I kept going and yep it kicked in but it was horrid and I felt so dizzy like I had been drugged and the room
    Was spinning so don't think it helps at all.

    Sorry I can't scroll back to read everyones on the iPhone but was gonna say more, I'm not good at the long posts anymore lol
    Hope everyones well and LOVE all the gorgeous pics of the babies!

    Isabella is doing great. Nappy rash is slowly getting better but cos all the nappy free time. She's a pretty good sleeper (but I won't brag lol) have had maybe 1 bad night so far but that's about it. She resettles straight away with boobies but the only issues would be she poos so much I find my nights being awake are to change nappies cos i cant stand poo on her bottom especially with the rash.
    DS is still sleeping thru so I'm blown away by that! And DP has stuck to his word and stays over heaps. He's done such a good job alway cooking dinner and gets DS tray and into bed and then looks after Isabella so I can get ready for bed.. He's such a good bloke lol
    A week ago he was telling me who of his mates he would have in our wedding lol so I'm hoping for that nice fat rock next!!

    Ohh speak of the devil... He's home.. Better go

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    Hi everyone, welcome milly - shall have to say G'day to the girls in the early sep thread

    I've been reading & meaning to post but have just been flat chat as I do DH's bookkeeping and it's time for BAS, plus Annika has been quite unsettled. We've been trying Infacol or infants friend but our MHCN also thinks Annika has oral thrush so that could be making her windier. So I'm trying to cut back my sugar eep!! Anyone got wise tips for treating it? The gel was making her spew but seems to help it more than the drops.

    Kirsten - big hugs and hope seeing the psych helps. I don't know how u do it with 4 kids!!

    Saw lots more I wanted to reply to, but haven't time... Hope to catch up soon, sending you all happy good-sleeping baby vibes

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    Grrrr.... I cant believe your bubs are all sleeping so well, George is so up and down. In his 6 weeks at home, we have had 2 decent nights.
    I am feeling so bad for him, we are in a 1 bedroom apartment (until our house is built). I think he would do so much better if he was in his own quiet and dark room at night.

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    Grrrr.... I cant believe your bubs are all sleeping so well, George is so up and down. In his 6 weeks at home, we have had 2 decent nights.
    I am feeling so bad for him, we are in a 1 bedroom apartment (until our house is built). I think he would do so much better if he was in his own quiet and dark room at night.

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    Connie - big hugs hun it's so frustrating when everyone elses bubs seem to be sleeping better, but it will get better. Poor little George has had a rough trot arriving early plus the hernia & infection!! And veryone who IS having bad nights probably hasn't had time to post! You'll get there and it will get better.

    Bec - don't use mcn's here sorry

    Deana - we did vit k but no hep B. If it's not in the book maybe ring the hossie? I know cos I declined hep b it was just signed as not given, which with my son confused me and made me think it was given!

    Buzzie - fingers crossed on the big rock front!

    Fuzzy - how is the cocyx now? Hope its improving you poor thing.

    Well I forgot to say that trying to do bookkeeping and look after Annika is driving me nuts, so I cracked it at DH and told him I need more help if it's gonna be done, so he's helping more so I can get it done. Thank goodness!! Ok time to sleep again I hope...

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    Connie - I'm with you on the bad nights.. Issac is sleeping great during the day, but at night his feeding is all funny. He has smaller feeds, falls asleep and wakes up again pretty quickly sometimes before I can fall asleep. He doesn't cry though, I hear his little noises when he wakes up and starts to get agitated and sucking his hands and opening his mouth really wide and pushing his head forward as if my boob was there (very cute). I try everything else first in case its not a feed he wants, but usually its the only thing that settles him. Last night felt like I was constantly feeding, at each feed I tried to keep feeding him after he fell asleep but it didn't work. I know he's getting heaps of milk, I've got it coming out everywhere so its not a low supply problem, its Isaac falling asleep before he's had enough. He should sleep well today so I'll sleep when he does. Don't stress about George not having his own room yet either, it sounds like he doesn't like it but I'm pretty sure the SIDS people recommend babies sleep in the same room as parents for the first 6 months anyway

    Deana - Issac had both hep b and vit k injections (vit k at birth, hep b after 3 days), and you need to sign a form for the hep b. I can't remember them asking about vit k though, maybe it was during surgery but I'm pretty sure its a routine thing.

    Buzzie - fingers crossed for a rock!!

    Last night was our first night at home alone, and it was not as daunting as I thought. For the first two nights at home mum stayed with us, then my sister arrived from WA the day mum went to Queensland, and only left yesterday so I've been lucky to have someone at home with me so far. Now its just me and my boy, so we'll see how we go

    edit: Belfie and Buzzie, if you don't mind me asking, why did you refuse the hep b? Reason I'm asking is because I read so much about it while I was pregnant, and when they asked me if I wanted it I was so sleep deprived I couldn't remember what I'd read and what my opinion was, I was so confused I just agreed to it.
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    bec - i refused it cos its only a baby booster. Its not totally nessasary as the 3 injections at 2,4 and 6 months will still cover them. i think its good for high risk ppl maybe. but my personal reason was there is enough jabs and things for a poor bub, especially poor isabella had SO many, i didnt want any extra i knew that she would be ok without. DS didnt have it either.

    Connie - sorry to hear about georges sleeping.. if it makes u feel any better DS has always been besides a shocking sleeper most nights i was up between 6-10 times a night, a good night was 4-5 but took an 1-3 hours to get to sleep. my worst night he was up 17 times!!! He has been a VERY demanding bub. and hes is 3 in december and only just started sleeping thru now...
    Im just SOOO glad isabella isnt like that! even with isabella sleeping, im finding i struggle more during the day these days then when it was just with DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzie View Post
    bec - i refused it cos its only a baby booster. Its not totally nessasary as the 3 injections at 2,4 and 6 months will still cover them. i think its good for high risk ppl maybe. but my personal reason was there is enough jabs and things for a poor bub, especially poor isabella had SO many, i didnt want any extra i knew that she would be ok without. DS didnt have it either.
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    Same here... neither of mine had it cos I figured my bubs weren't in a high risk environment, and they still get covered by the later jabs. I had also read that it's not recommended for premmie bubs, so I felt why load up their little systems with it even if they're full term. So saying, it probably doesn't make any difference anyway. My hossie got me to do a form beforehand asking what I wanted... IMO much better not to be asked for decision when you're groggy & recovering! So saying, if in doubt, agreeing is probably the safest course anyway!

    My woo hoo today - took both kids to the shops this morning... and Annika actually slept thank goodness! Now i"m bookkeeping... arrgh... that's why I'm on here procrastinating. WORK BELFIE WORK!

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    belfie - its nice when kids are good at the shops hey! its my biggest fear, tho so far its been pretty good. just waiting for the newborn sleepyness to start wearing off lol
    btw keep meaning to ask... is ur name just bella or is it actually isabella??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzie View Post
    btw keep meaning to ask... is ur name just bella or is it actually isabella??
    actually just Bella... my mum was SO ahead of her time. I swear everytime I go to doctors now they ask if Bella is my child.... lol.
    And belfie is my personal nickname from a long time back... to the extent that once I got gastro & was suddenly vomiting at 2am... and I heard hubby wake up and exclaim "oh no belfie!"...so cute.

    you know this lady at the bank today asked me if Xander was wearing a dress?!??! I'm like... what the? He was in the seat of my P&T wearing a blue "train the dragon" hoodie. I really couldn't figure that out.

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    belfie & buzzie - yeah that makes sense. Also makes heaps of sense for them to get you to sign the form before the surgery too.. I reallyt couldn't remember what I wanted, but anyway its done now which is good in a way as I'm going to Perth when Isaac is 7 weeks old, one week before the next jab.

    Belfie - haha I think the bank lady is on drugs

    Isaac and I went for our first walk together today, finally had a beautiful sunny day when I have some energy! Also put him in a sling for the first time too! He went straight to sleep and looked so comfy I'm going to have to take him to the doctors soon though, he has these jerky twitching movements that happen in both arms and legs at the same time when he is asleep. The doctor at the hospital hadn't seen it before, and they did some blood tests but nothing showed up. We monitored it in hospital and he only does it in deep sleep. The movements seemed to stop, but only for a couple of days, and now its happening a couple of times a day. I think I need a referral for a scan to see if it's anything to worry about. Also he has to get a referal to get his tongue tie fixed, so I'll probably go on Friday or Monday when mum is back.

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    Ladies, just a couple of things... when you put your bubs down for a nap/sleep do they cry? G never goes to sleep without crying first.

    And during his feeds, sometimes he wriggles around so much we struggle to burp him. This kid just wont relax. Maybe he has reflux? I don't know... he just seems to be upset all the time. I thought it was the hernia, and then the infection and then the immunisations, now what?

    Man, this is just so hard at the moment. 10 weeks old and no progress... it's so hard.
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    Connie - do u put him down when he's awake? I always wait till Isabella is asleep in my arms before putting her in her bed.
    Sounds like he has trouble settling DS had issues self settling. I saw a sleep specialist (not sleep school) and she was brilliant! Definately worth seeing someone. Ask ur GP if they can refer u to someone good.
    Actually ur in malvern yeh? The lady I saw works at monash medical centre - if u want her details I can give them too u. I spent 18minths trying to figure out DSs issues and saw endless ppl , she diagnosed him in 5 mins and handed me a piece of paper about it and I swear word for word it was everything I had gone thru with him! I was blown away.

    Bec - oh no poor issac is tongue tied too. Poor thing, hope his surgery goes well!
    So glad ur first night alone was good. U will get the hang of it very quickly and it will get easy once u get ur own lite routines happening. I used to LOVE the quiet when I was alone with DS. Can't wait to have my own place again!

    Belfie - I love the name Bella. I call DD that
    How stupid about the dress with Xander lol some ppl are just nutty!

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    Hi ladies,

    Connie - sounds like you are not having an easy time of it! Pearl usually lets out a squark or some sort when I put her down to sleep because I pretty much always put her down awake I can usually tell if she is going to go to sleep though because it is half hearted and does not last very long (not more than 3 mins - I find timing her crying puts it into perspective - it always feels longer than it is!) She is also wriggling more while feeding but not as much as George sounds like he is! Not sure about that one. I'm with Buzzie on the sleep specialist - get as much help as you need - you don't have to struggle on alone. Also I was reading today about how some babies are unsettled for the first three months and then settle down - my sister's bub cried every evening from 6-12 weeks then just stopped so hopefully George will find his feet and calm down for you - the three month mark is not that far off for you.

    Buzzie - make sure you get the rock you want I found dropping really obvious hints worked for me! - com'on Rob!!

    Belfie - maybe the nut job in the bank was just looking for an excuse to have a chat - babies seem to be people magnets and sometimes they just want an opening - or am I being too nice? I think you are totally entitled to get more help from DH under the circumstances - you are trying to get to know a brand new bub, manage a toddler AND do bookwork - enough already!!!

    Apes - how was your mother's group? Sounds liek Isla is doing really well - 6 hours is a great stretch to get at night (as long as you can sleep!)

    Dory - have you been to the pead yet - how did you and HB get on?

    Kirsten - I hope all 4 rugrats are behaving for you and you are feeling alright - any luck with the help?

    AFM - I have been feeling really down today - teary and lonely all day - I don't really like this town - we have lived here 2 years and I have really tried to make friends and get out but people here have all lived here for generations and don't seem to need any new friends - for some reason I thought this would improve once I had the baby but even the babies massage group I go to on Thursdays has very slim pickings in the friends dept. I know I am lucky Pearl and DH are both really good but for some reason today I am just flat and needed to vent.

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