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thread: Newborn - 1 Month, September/October '05

  1. #73
    ok take 2 of going back to work.....

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..

    Hey, great news about the weight gain hey!!!

    Indah had started waking every 2 - 3 hours for feeds, but her weight gain was 280g in 8 days & she grew 3cm since birth. So I guess a growth spurt would make ya hungry?
    Last night I fed at 9pm, she woke for a feed at 3am & again at 8am... Not bad... happier to have had some sleep I was!!!

    Think she has some oral thrush, will have to get something for it & I guess my nipples too, although they are not at all sore! :-k

  2. #74
    Senior Moderator

    Nov 2004

    Tracey, I have just had the "once" tablet for thrush "down there" IYKWIM, I went to the doc and they said it was what they prescribed for nipple thrush too. Don't know what you put on Indah though. Best wishes.

  3. #75
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2005

    Hi everyone,

    Well I am certainly jealous of those of you getting lots of sleep at night! We were having major dramas with James the first week I was home, the only way he would settle at night was in my arms so from midnight till 5am every night I would have to cuddle up with him on the couch, terrified to go to sleep myself and not knowing what else to do!

    Consequently I was in a big daze the whole first week home, one night he miraculously just slept in his own bed thank goodness, although still wakes for 4-hourly feeds. We get sleep on at least 2 of the three 4-hour cycles at night, IYKWIM. So it isn't too bad. He is harder to settle during the day. Which prompts the question - how much playtime is good playtime at this age (nearly 3 weeks)?

    Barley1, just had a look at your website, and both your girls are just gorgeous! well done.

    Amanda - fingers crossed for Leah's hip check.


  4. #76
    ok take 2 of going back to work.....

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..

    I went to Chemist & got an oral gel for Indah which I can also put on my nipples!!!!

    So hoping everything will be fixed now!!!

  5. #77
    Mandimoo Guest

    Forum Name: Mandimoo
    State: Qld
    Baby's DOB: 5/10/05
    Baby's Stats: Weight -8p 11oz Length -55 cm Head Circ -35cm
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Samuel Gary
    Baby's Website:
    Health Concerns:
    Notes: 9 days overdue, induced labour, Sam had alot of mucous in body at birth and was taken to special care to get rid of some of it other than that we have been blessed with a healthy baby.

    Hi everyone while i have a spare minute between feeding, changing, cuddleing and cleaning i thought i would add my stats and introduce Sam.
    Sam is a very content baby only cries when he needs something. 3-4 hourly feeds, had a bit of trouble latching on in the start as he doesnt open his mouth very wide, so my nipples are cracked bleeding and grazed, i am expressing into bottles to give them a break. Learnt today how to open his mouth wider and latch him on.
    Other than that he has been so perfect.

  6. #78
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW

    Hi & welcome Amanda & Pearl, I have added your details into the front page

  7. #79
    Ellibam Guest

    hi girls
    well i cant beleive it makon is almost a month old!!!
    we had him weighed yesterday and he is 4.36 which is only 200 grms more then his birth weight!! but he is feeding well, and sstill sleeping wonderfully. he has started to really become chatty in the last few days which is great.

    catch you all soon

  8. #80
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Mount Waverley, Melbourne, Vic

    Hey everyone!
    I cant believe how fast this last 2 weeks have gone! We have been swamped with relatives the whole time (our families all live in other states, so when they visit, they stay with us and its just a bit full-on) so I am really lookign forward to some quiet time with my boys.
    Kirsty, impressive weight gain! The MCHN came out to our house on Friday and Reilly has gained 230g from his birth weight, so we are getting there!
    I am pretty proud of myself, I am 10kg less than when I fell pregnant. Still a long way to go, but a good start!
    Ellissa, you are lucky, I cant wait until Reilly starts to get chatty, all he really does now is squeak, which is cute but not quite the same, lol.
    Tracey, how did you know Indah had thrush? I often notice white on Reillys tongue but as its usually when I am feeding him I figure it could just be the milk. I just dont know what else to look out for. BTW, had a look at your website, your girls are just so beautiful!
    My DH made a new website for Reilly yesterday, so I dont have to worry anymore about trying to figure out how to do it, luckily!

  9. #81
    ok take 2 of going back to work.....

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..

    Have a look at his tongue before you feed again... If it's still white, then ask at Chemist or MCHN, or DR...
    Indah kept pushing her tongue out too, like she was itching it... Luckily my nipples are fine, but I read it can cause them to hurt, sting, burn etc...
    But I dont seem to have that!?

    Indah now weighs exactly 4kgs, so she has gained about 500gms since birth, she has 3 chins.... =D> hee hee!

  10. #82
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005

    Hi all, I took Leah today to get an ultrasound done on her hip - I was really proud of her she just layed there and looked around the room while it was being done, I was expecting her to be screaming and upset but she was totally fine.

    It is looking like she is going to need to wear a harness though, the hip socket is really shallow - they told me a perfect hip joint is what they call 50% (so the ball is 50% in the joint when the leg is straight) but her's is only 30%. Thankfully it is only one side.

    I will find out for sure whether the harness is required on wednesday when I take her to the docs for the 'official' results of the ultrasound.

    Otherwise she is doing fine - starting to get chubby!

  11. #83
    Kirsty77 Guest

    Hi everyone

    Amanda-good to here little Leah is doing well.Gemma is getting quite chubby herself, you can really notice it in her cheeks(facial!)and her little legs are starting to get a fat roll!

    Well we had a bad night sunday night.Gemma was up most of it and didn't get to sleep till 11am the next day.I went out to my parents and took advantage of them both being home and caught up on some sleep while they watched her and gave her a feed!Other than that she has started making noises now which startled me at first.Its so cute to see them changing so much in such a short time!

    Gemma and I move to the 1 month thread on thursday.........can't beleive its been a month already!Don't feel like I've just had her.My c/s scar is healing really well and I have started walking to help the jelly belly go down.Don't even really notice my scar anymore and the fat roll above it is nearly gone!YEH!Have lost quite a bit of weight as I find it hard to find time to eat!

    Well better fly.........gem's finaly asleep, might go and do some housework...maybe 8-[

  12. #84
    Ellibam Guest

    hi everyone
    well i have just ordered a hugabub sling i didnt think i would want one but i love having makon on me but am finding i get sore so will be trying this!!

    have been walking heaps at the moment trying to move my jelly belly, before the wedding.
    gotta go and feed
    catch you all

  13. #85
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW

    Forum Name: *Linda*
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 4/10/05
    Baby's Stats: Weight -6 lbLength -47.5 cm Head Circ -30cm
    Gender of Baby: Girl
    Baby Name(s): Emma Joy
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/s/speck/
    Health Concerns: None
    Notes: 3 weeks early, born by emergency c/section

    Hi everyone, just thought i would come and join you. i came home yesterday. didnt get a great deal of sleep last night. hoping for a better night tonight.

    I am totally besotted with my little girl. never thought it could be this wonderful!!!

  14. #86
    Senior Moderator

    Nov 2004

    Hi guys, lovely to see you're all doing so well, I'm really jealous of those who are getting some sleep though! I got my first 4 hours straight sleep last night since giving birth, Ned has been feeding 2.5-3hourly which is so annoying. We gave him a bottle feed last night before settling him, which made a huge difference. Mind you, he's been having at least two bottles every day since we came home anyway, my milk supply is just not up to scratch.

    We went to the MCHN yesterday. I have a HUGE baby... birth weight 4280 gms, discharge weight 4000 gms, weight yesterday (2w 2days) 4520gms, that's 520 gms in 10 days... no wonder that I can't keep up with the huge hungry bundle that I've got!

    And otherwise, I managed to get that wonderful job I was talking about recently, three days a week starting in January, more money in three days than DH makes working full time... hehehehe! Super!

    Sending you all sleepy baby vibes...

  15. #87
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005

    Congrats Divvy on the new job thats awesome news!! =D>

    I gave Leah a formula feed last night as her final feed and she drank 120ml and then had some BM and slept for 6 hours!! then woke and fed BM for only 15min then was out like a light for another 4 hours. Sorry Im bragging here but I feel like a new women today with all the sleep Ive had!! \/ I will try the final feed again tonight as a formula feed and see if the same happens again.. fingers crossed!

  16. #88
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW

    divvy - wow your bub is growing so quickly - and big to begin with!! congrats on the job too!!!

  17. #89
    Ellibam Guest

    Congrats on the job divvy!!
    well girls it time for me to move on to the next thread! makon is a month old today!!
    seeyou all in the next thread

  18. #90
    ok take 2 of going back to work.....

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..

    YAY DIVVY!!!! See I knoew you'd be fine!!! Well done darlin'!!!

    Indah sleeps 6hours at her first night feed (say approx 10pm) then only feeds quickly & back to bed for a 4-5 hour sleep!!!

    I am loving it!!!!!

    Cant wait to have her weighed on Tuesday to see how much she has gained as she has a number of chins already!!!! \/

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