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March 2012 - Brewed to Perfection!

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Hello all, come and add your babies to the list and let's see what adventures they bring! smile

Moffit: 15/02/12 DD Phoebe May weighing 4lb 7oz
Jezzabell: 29/02/12 DD 7lb 10.5oz
TroubleAndFyfe: 01/03/12 DS Fyfe weighing 8lb 5oz
BeeWi: 09/03/12 DD Erin
Winterland: 12/03/12 DD
KikiRC: 14/03/12 DD Ivy Wren weighing 6lb 15oz

KikiRC Mon 26-Mar-12 07:34:43

Hello! Gosh- lots of girls so far! X

BeeWi Mon 26-Mar-12 09:26:54

Ooh, good idea to start a post-natal thread! Hadn't realised how many girls there were until you said, Kiki!

Yeah, Fyfe's the only boy! Do you want to add Erin's weight bee? I couldn't find it.

Stogan Mon 26-Mar-12 20:06:23

Hi could someone add me to the list please my phone wont let me copy and paste and computer is down.
DD Ellyson. 11.3.12 7lb 13.5oz
Thank u and congrats all xx

Moffit: 15/02/12 DD Phoebe May weighing 4lb 7oz
Jezzabell: 29/02/12 DD 7lb 10.5oz
TroubleAndFyfe: 01/03/12 DS Fyfe weighing 8lb 5oz
BeeWi: 09/03/12 DD Erin
Stogan: 11/03/12 DD Ellyson weighing 7lb 13.5oz
Winterland: 12/03/12 DD
KikiRC: 14/03/12 DD Ivy Wren weighing 6lb 15oz
Broodylicious: 26/03/12 DD ? weighing 8lb 9oz

Done stogan! smile and broody's brand you edition! grin

blush new not you!

BeeWi Tue 27-Mar-12 22:00:26

Moffit: 15/02/12 DD Phoebe May weighing 4lb 7oz
Jezzabell: 29/02/12 DD 7lb 10.5oz
TroubleAndFyfe: 01/03/12 DS Fyfe weighing 8lb 5oz
BeeWi: 09/03/12 DD Erin weighing 8lb 7oz
Stogan: 11/03/12 DD Ellyson weighing 7lb 13.5oz
Winterland: 12/03/12 DD
KikiRC: 14/03/12 DD Ivy Wren weighing 6lb 15oz
Broodylicious: 26/03/12 DD ? weighing 8lb 9oz

Weight added for me smile

Pinkpiglet Wed 28-Mar-12 10:13:23

Hi all
Pinkpiglet: 21/03/2012 DD Isobel weighing 7lb 6oz
Congratulations to all the new yummy mummys. I hope you're all enjoying your little bundles of joy.

Kiraie Wed 28-Mar-12 20:17:04

Moffit: 15/02/12 DD Phoebe May weighing 4lb 7oz
Jezzabell: 29/02/12 DD 7lb 10.5oz
TroubleAndFyfe: 01/03/12 DS Fyfe weighing 8lb 5oz
BeeWi: 09/03/12 DD Erin weighing 8lb 7oz
Stogan: 11/03/12 DD Ellyson weighing 7lb 13.5oz
Winterland: 12/03/12 DD
KikiRC: 14/03/12 DD Ivy Wren weighing 6lb 15oz
Broodylicious: 26/03/12 DD ? weighing 8lb 9oz
Kiraie: 02/03/12 Alex weighing 8lb 13oz

Stogan Thu 29-Mar-12 07:23:16

Wow what alot of gorgeous girls this month ! Isn't it great being able to get out with the pram !! Must confess to needing L plates... Not a great pram driver gringrin

CatsRule Mon 02-Apr-12 09:31:51

Moffit: 15/02/12 DD Phoebe May weighing 4lb 7oz
Jezzabell: 29/02/12 DD 7lb 10.5oz
TroubleAndFyfe: 01/03/12 DS Fyfe weighing 8lb 5oz
BeeWi: 09/03/12 DD Erin weighing 8lb 7oz
Stogan: 11/03/12 DD Ellyson weighing 7lb 13.5oz
Winterland: 12/03/12 DD
KikiRC: 14/03/12 DD Ivy Wren weighing 6lb 15oz
Broodylicious: 26/03/12 DD ? weighing 8lb 9oz
Kiraie: 02/03/12 Alex weighing 8lb 13oz
CatsRule: 02/03/12 DS Aaron weighing 8lb 2oz

Still waiting on knitterati from the brewing thread then I think that's all of us and we can move to here!
Welcome to those of you who weren't on the antenatal 'brewing' thread, nice to have you here and nice to have a couple more boys, unless knitterati has one, mine was the only boy from the group!
Hope all is well with you and your babies. smile

All babies now born - I declare this thread officially open! grin

Moffit Mon 09-Apr-12 20:03:13

Hello ladies, I haven't posted much on the Antenatal thread lately, as I just don't have the time now!! Glad to hear about the safe arrival of the last babies we have been waiting for. I know that technically I should have moved to the February postnatal, but we still consider ourselves part of March family!

So apart from the sleepless nights, how is everyone finding motherhood? smile

broodylicious Mon 09-Apr-12 21:25:14

Wooo, check us out - post natal!!! Aren't we all clever? gringrin
My DD is called Poppy for purposes of the list.
We're doing good but dreading tomorrow as DH is going back to work. My parents are coming over for a short while to ease my fear!! Now we've got bf established, poppy is obsessed. She's started cluster feeding so is on my boobs for about four hours before she will go down. Anyone else going through this? It's exhausting!! X

broody Fyfe cluster fed between 3 and 4 weeks, it was so exhausting! Plenty of drinks and snacks needed! Also find something to do whilst feeding. I play 'draw something' on the iPhone or watch tv so I'm entertained. I'm able to feed Fyfe without thinking too much now, he latches himself on when I hold him to the breast and he's not cluster feeding at the moment. It will pass! grin
We've had a very productive weekend, got tons of decorating done! Fyfe has been particularly cooperative today and was happy to sleep/be alone for two hours between every feed so I got 10 hours of painting done which helped poor DH out! If I can manage it again tomorrow we may be on track for getting carpets fitted at the end of the week! grin
Hi moffit! Loving every minute of motherhood, totally amazing isn't it? Haven't had any sleepless nights yet, has anyone else? My worst has been 2.5 hours sleep followed by 2 hour feed then another 2.5 hours sleep the other night so counting myself lucky so far, I know they'll come at some stage!
Hope you are all well!

knitterati Tue 10-Apr-12 10:19:55

Ah yes...slow on the uptake here. Officially post natal - woo!!

Elena is cluster feeding at the moment and it's just knackering - between 7-11pm she's just insatiable and impossible to put down for even a minute! Hoping it will soon pass- DH goes back to work at the end of the month & I'm not sure I could manage that period without him if he has to work late!

Punk80 Tue 10-Apr-12 20:52:44

Hi, I wasn't on your antenatal thread but had a little girl Orla Annie on 19.3.12 so thought it would be great to join this thread for advice and support!
Orla is 3 weeks she's gorgeous but seems to be bf all the time it's hard going. Am hoping it's a growth spurt? Hope you all get some sleep!

Hi punk! Welcome! Orla is a lovely name! Fyfe fed all the time at 3 weeks too (5.5 now) it's so draining isn't it (no pun intended) he still has some long sessions but it's not constant at the moment. Lucky they're so gorgeous isn't it?!

KikiRC Wed 11-Apr-12 13:31:18

Hello all. Can't believe Ivy is a month old today! Interesting to hear about the cluster feeding- we've been going through a lot of that, too. I wondered if maybe I wasn't producing enough milk, but it sounds like it's really common. My DP who doesn't live here has been over a lot more recently and absolutely loves bottle-feeding her, and I have to say that 1 or 2 bottles in the day does give me a really welcome break. She's having much longer spells of being alert during the day, too, instead of just feeding & sleeping, which is really nice.

Punk80 Wed 11-Apr-12 13:49:56

Thanks Trouble! They certainly are gorgeous think you just have to go with the feeding, it's good to hear a few weeks on it calms down a bit!

KikiRC - hi! When your DP is bottle feeding have you expressed? I haven't tried that yet but think its a nice way for other half to do some feeding.

As far as I understand it they cluster feed as part of a growth spurt to change your milk supply (increase the demand) as will be needing more milk for growth so yeah, just go with it! Interestingly though, it's more about quality than quantity, the make up of each feed is tailored to your baby's needs, your baby passes signals through little sort of sensors on your nipples that he needs more of a certain vitamin/more fat etc. and your body adapts the milk accordingly for each feed shock amazing stuff! So if you're expressing and storing feeds in the freezer they only ever need 3-4 oz of breastmilk per feed all the way up to 6 months, doesn't increase in amount like with formula! I have 5 feeds in the freezer for when we want to leave him with granny and go out for dinner etc. but haven't done this yet. May do soon as it's our wedding anniversary at the end of the month and although we're planning a night away with Fyfe it might be nice to go out for dinner on our own that week too. smile

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