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    We had a different midwife come today and she was happy with Alexander sleeping 4hrs at a time. Also he has put on 60grms i was so pleased.

    He even woke ever 4 hrs last night also which was great.



    We will be seeing the midwife again on Monday as they like to see two weight gains before they stop coming.

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    Oh, that's great Michelle! Good to hear he is putting on weight and waking more regularly. He just needed a bit more time to sort himself out! Sounds like that other midwife is heaps better!

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    We have had a horrible few days Alexander started wheezing and looked as if he had trouble breathing so Paul took him to the hospital to have him checked over as they said to take him if we where ever worried about him. They where very good as soon as Paul booked Alexander in they were out to see him the doctor stopped what she was doing and the paediatrician was down to see him. I sat at home thinking that the fluid had gone back to his little lungs. They were not gone long they tested everything on Alex. All it turns out to be is that he has reflux and the milk is not going down all the way and that is what is making him sound like he does all the time. I have to sit him up to feed him and go back on to the slower teat after the midwife said to use the fast one to get him to feed. Also if he does not want to finish his milk to not make him. I am just glad it was something like that.

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    Michelle - You look very lonely in here, we`ve all gone and deserted you with our new babies. Glad Alex is ok and the hospital checked him out thoroughly.

    Sorry girls I just don`t have 5 minutes to even come and talk to you, one day I might :-k . When Matthew is asleep Mark seems to be on the net and when he`s awake well little man knows he`s got it over us and just loves his cuddles and time spent with him. I really miss talking to you all, I`m with you all in thought but just can`t do everything.

    Mark and Matthew are both over there flu but yes you`ve guessed it I`ve now come down with it. After Matthew`s sickness it has really upset his routine at night now since it`s so cold I get up change his nappy then take him to bed with me to feed him and 9 times out of 10 it`s Mummy who falls asleep while Matthew is still feeding, once I wake up and realise he`s gone to sleep he goes back into his cradle. Matthew often gives us a hard time when it comes to us all going to bed, he`s far too knowing as he`ll cry, stop and listen and now he`ll even turn and look in our direction to see if we`re coming, he`s been doing a lot of things lately which I`m sure he shouldn`t be doing at such a young age.

    Last week Matthew weighed 5.2kgs, so an increase of 900gms in 10 days, people are commenting on how big he is, I had a comment last week 'Is he only 2 weeks????", then I got "Your husband must be big".

    As for my weight, I last weighted myself last week, so 2 weeks post birth and had lost 10kg so I`m now down to 61kg, not quite where I was pre pregnancy but I think I`m doing ok.

    I did a few things last week and obviously over did it as I was very sore for the next couple of days.

    Take Care girls

    Deeanne

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    Alex is finally back up to his birth weigh but the midwife still wants him to feed more now she says he should be on 80mls a feed i can just about get him to have 50 or 60mls.

    Dee - Hope you don't get to sick with this flu. That is a good weight gain that Matthew is having. WTG on your weight loss.

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    Michelle - Thats great that Alex is back up to his Birh weight. How does the midwife expect you to get another 20 - 30mls down Alex, he`s only going to take what he wants and we can`t force food down their throats as we all know what happens if we do that. I think if he`s happy with what he`s getting don`t worry about it too much, Alex doesn`t want Mummy stressed out about how much he eats or doesn`t eat, he`ll soon catch up. I`ve just had a chance to look at Alex`s photos, they`re lovely andhe`s such a beautiful little boy.

    Took Matthew for his hearing test, 4th time lucky and thankfully no interference this time, she couldn`t get over the brainactivity her machine was picking up from him. Have just given him a bath and yet another feed, this baby of mine does nothing but eat and poo LOL, he is now asleep.

    I think Matthew`s routine is slowly coming back to what it was before he got the flu, he slept for 3 3/4 hours after each feed last night

    Take Care

    Deeanne

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    That is good that Matthew is getting back into his old routine.
    Great to hear the hearing test went well also.

    Thank you for looking at Alex's website i keep adding new pictires.
    Alex has his on Thursday again.
    I did get Alex to take extra milk last night but then he was sick over my nightshirt then again when he went to bed.
    I think he now has a cold he did take 60mls of milk today but it was over an hour and that was only because he had not gone back to sleep.

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    Just had a sneaky peek at your gorgeous little boys, Dee and Michelle. SOOOO cute! I wanna little boy next (IF we have another... IF!!)

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    Michelle - How is Alex today?

    Deb - Boys are just beautiful, but I guess I`m being bias

    Matthew loves his Baby Vivaldi CD that I use to play to him in utero, he was a little unsettled and didn`t want to sleep even though he seemed tired, so I put the CD on for him and he listened and went to sleep.

    Not much happening here, I just wish this flu of mine would go away.

    Take Care

    Deeanne

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    We had CYH come and do all the checks on Alex today he had his second hearing test and has now passed. He has put on 100grms over 3 days. They still want him to feed every 3 hrs i did try and tell her when i wake to do that he takes less than if i waited the 4hrs. I would understand if he put on something like 20 - 50grms i thought he did very well with putting on the 100grms.
    She also said to change his milk so he is less sick with reflux to A.R milk. Alex is only a little sick and that is only when i try and get him to take more milk like they want him to.

    It has upset me so much with having to try and get him to feed more i am trying so hard and i can't do much more than i am already doing.

    Dee - Hope everything is going well with Matthew.

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    Hey Michelle, if you do use the AR formula or a thickener in normal formula make sure you don't heat it up. I found out the hard way!! The thickening agent works when it's heated, so once it hits their tummy it expands & sits in there heavier, hence less vomiting. So if you heat the bottle it's already thickened when it hits their tummy so doesn't work properly.

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    Thanx for the advice Sarah i would have heated it up.
    Do you have to make yours up with cold water ?
    I make up 4 feeds in advance and put them in the fridge and heat them up when Alex needs feeding.

    I do have to see what the doctor says to do tomorrow. The thing is Alex is only a little sick and not after every feed.

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    So does Zander drink his formula cold, Sarah? I only ask because Gabby won't drink her bottle unless it is warmed up. I try no to warm it too much. I guess, tho, she is used to BM which would be at least body temp. so cold liquid might seem funny to her. Just curious!

    Good to hear that Alex is going better, Michelle. You are right - you can't do much more than what you already are. You are doing a fantastic job. He is putting on weight and is healthy so that's what matters

    Dee - that's sooo cute that Matthew needs his music to sleep Maybe he will be musical when he gets older?

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    Hi All!!!

    Here are our details....

    Forum Name: Juliette
    State: QLD
    Baby's DOB: 21st May 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight - Length - Head Circ: 8 lb 1 oz - 52cm - 34.5cm
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Hannah Roisin
    Baby's Website: working on it...
    Health Concerns: (e.g. eczema, reflux, colic): colic
    Notes: (e.g. 9 days early, breech etc.) induced due to PIH at term, 19 hour labour, failure to progress due to insifficient pelvis size, emergency C Section.

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    Hi Juliette welcome to this little group. Congratulations on the birth of Hannah Roisin.

    We had our 2 weeks check up at the doctors today and he is very happy on how Alexander is doing. He said i can change his milk if i want but does not see any real reason to as Alexander is only ever a little sick. He thinks Alexander has a little cold but that should clear up on it's own. We have to go back next Friday as the doctor wants to weigh him again.

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    Hi Juliette and Hannah :wave:

    Michelle - It sounds like Alex is going along ok. Bugger about him having a cold though, hopefully it`ll be gone soon.

    Matthew was down for 5 hours last night, wasn`t asleep all that time probably was for 4.5hrs but it`s the first time he`s gone over 4 1/4 hours, it went downhill from then, up at 2am and wasn`t down again until 4.30am, he was starting to go to sleep then got the nasty hicups for 30 minutes so after that time he was WIDE awake and ready to play.

    It`s been really cold here today and my flu still hasn`t improved, I actually feel worse today then yesterday and Mark seems to be getting his flu back I hope Matthew`s doesn`t come back.

    Take Care

    Deeanne

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    Sorry girls, didn't explain properly 8-[ Just cooled boiled water, like room temperature, not cold cold. I just fill the bottles with water & leave them on the kitchen bench then add the formula when it's time. Now that we are back on normal formula I still do the same thing with the water, but heat it up a little before adding the formula.

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    Hi Juliette - welcome to the thread. I expect there will be an influx soonish with all the BB babies that have been born lately.

    Dee - sorry to hear that you've been ill. I do hope that the guys don't get it again. I expect it would be really cold for you guys in the winter?

    Michelle - great to hear that the doc is happy with Alexander, hope his dos get rid of his cold.

    Lesley - hope you and Chole are well also.

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