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November 2012 - the best post-natal quiche on MN

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StuntNun Tue 15-Jan-13 16:56:24

Previous thread: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/postnatal_clubs/1655656-November-2012-sleeping-through-yet

The answer to the sleeping though question was a chorus of "no"s but there were a few resounding yesses and a lot more keeping quiet because the rest of us would be well jel.

ChunkyChicken Mon 21-Jan-13 19:31:55

Don't you just love the cooing, gurgling, smiley stage? I have a v happy post-feed DS on my lap talking away grin

rowingdowntheriver Mon 21-Jan-13 19:28:07

kyz, I just read your post. That must have been really scary. Glad LO was ok but I bet you were really shaken up.

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Mon 21-Jan-13 19:25:08

vq he was 7lb9oz at birth and that was at exactly 38 weeks. He was the 51st centile but moved quickly to the 75th then last month was 91st and now approaching the 98th!!! He is a monster and in fact someone came in today and guessed his age as 6 months and was visibly shocked when I said not even 12 weeks yet! You are correct that we are still BF, clearly my milk is not semi skimmed!!

Kyzordz Mon 21-Jan-13 19:24:05

I try to wind but not for long gt but I only do cos he suffers from trapped wind regularly. I would totally leave him if I didn't know I'd pay for it the next day lol

Brill rowing

Hope j sleeps a bit better tonight vq

Good news on the weight gain blonder

Forgot everything else!!!

rowingdowntheriver Mon 21-Jan-13 19:16:15

Yes nervous, it is v stressful when he won't take it - lots so screaming and also the knowledge that I can never have a break no matter how desperate I get. Hopefully this is not a one off bottle acceptance!

ValiumQueen Mon 21-Jan-13 19:14:48

blonder it worked lovely for him!

pikz Mon 21-Jan-13 19:14:43

LO been asleep for 2 hours!!! Have managed to do soooo much stuff.

Does anyone else's baby have a ridiculous amount of clothes due to gifts given. I have so much 3-6 months!!

ValiumQueen Mon 21-Jan-13 19:14:11

Just about to type that all three are asleep, and the little one starts crying. Oh well.

I have dismantled bedside cot.

NotSoNervous Mon 21-Jan-13 19:04:19

I leave to GT

rowing it's great isn't it when it's successful but stressful when its not smile

rowingdowntheriver Mon 21-Jan-13 18:48:24

Quick answer to your question gr - leave them, DS never burps during night feeds and seems ok.

I'm so happy right now, just successfully got DS to take a bottle! Yay, that means my mum is going to give him a dream feed tonight so I can get some sleep. Double yay! He's been a bottle dodger for a while now but hopefully we are turning a corner.

GTbaby Mon 21-Jan-13 18:43:40

I've decided that because I'm having a shit day YES I know I've told u this 4 times today that I need to do something constructive n spend quality time with LO. So have started my bed time routine today.

Come to bed an hour before his feed is due. Done a short stint at baby massage. Which I am to mk longer as he gets used to it n I remember what the sequence is then a few minutes cuddling with him wrapped up in his towel. Then dressed n time for milk. Which is a little earlier. But I want a chilled out time. Not hungry crying stressing us out. All with Ewan harp music playing.
Very chilled out. He has fallen asleep drinking milk. And is now in crib.

QUESTION. What do u do when baby is asleep n hasn't burped? When u wana try really hard to keep them asleep?

Kyzordz Mon 21-Jan-13 18:19:02

Still haven't had time to catch up on the end of this one! LO had a massive choking/not breathing episode earlier after some water went down the wrong hole. Took ages for breathing normally to resume, luckily I live a street away from the doctors surgery so I took him just to get checked, was scared of fluid getting on his lungs. It was awful, he went all purple and was screaming at the top of his lungs but every time he breathed in he just gagged again :'( doctor said he's completely fine though and thinks he probably panicked and worked himself up. I hope to god it doesn't happen again :'( He's been very whingy and clingy today since but that's totally expected and I've not wanted to put him down since anyway.

Hope everyone else is ok, will try to catch up on thread tonight, will be on my own and will be going ds a feed at 10-11 to avoid last nights shenanigans. Am a bit worried about sleeping now although logic tells me he choked on water so he'll be fine when he's asleep.

NotSoNervous Mon 21-Jan-13 18:13:53

I'm sick of all this snow and being in and tomorrow we have to go out first thing to get DDs second jabs so straight back home because she'll be upset sad

PetiteRaleuse Mon 21-Jan-13 18:01:26

DD1 is trsting my nerves and patience to their extreme limits today

blonderthanred Mon 21-Jan-13 17:59:13

Hello people, had L weighed today and he has gained 400g in 10 days! So he is back on the 0.4 centile, still small of course but back in a more normal range. Makes all the expressing, bottles etc worth it.

VQ I don't know what to suggest, it's a shame the bedside cot hasn't worked for you as it is a dream for us but just goes to show everyone is different and you can't always ever predict how a baby will respond. I would find it difficult to have the baby in a different room but you need to have enough sleep to function. Whatever you decide, good luck and hope it works.

ValiumQueen Mon 21-Jan-13 17:46:09

georgee I would love to live in Edinburgh!

ValiumQueen Mon 21-Jan-13 17:44:40

izzy that is some weight! Do not worry. Still within range. Feel a bit better about my porker now. How heavy was he born? You bf if I recall correctly?

ValiumQueen Mon 21-Jan-13 17:28:51

lane I would sleep a week in one of those, especially with a bottle grin do you think the bottle helps? I bet it helps you!

GTbaby Mon 21-Jan-13 17:26:12

What a day. Hoping will sleep well n wake up n gave a good day tomorrow. Gona try get out n see a friend n vent. Lol

My eyes feel very tiered already. If I can hold out till 10 hopefully ill dall straight to sleep

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Mon 21-Jan-13 17:04:25

madame gazelle that's great news about your loan. Will make a nice wee dent in fees.

vq sorry to hear things are still rough but well done on the nap times! We had a successful nap in the crib today also, I took him up straight after a big feed as he looked sleepy. Switched Ewan on and he drifted off so I curled up in bed too! He is now snoozing in his swing. Whoever was looking we have the asda one but ours is the previous baby event version and has no toy bar :-( I think we will buy the bouncer too this week.

J was weighed this morning And I wasn't far off with my estimate of 18lbs. He weighed 16lb4oz and he is 11weeks 5days old. He is now veering towards the 98th centile!!! I am slightly worried about this!

I think we might start putting j upstairs but he doesn't seem to want to be in bed before I go anyways! We have an old movement and sound monitor from dd. Just now we use only the sensor mat.

I had a go at working out ur finances. It involved paying off some stuff and moving money here there and everywhere! I think we are sorted now which means I feel a bit happier.

georgee Mon 21-Jan-13 17:01:24

Yes VQ, definitely up for a meeting! Edinburgh IKEA sounds great! Just have to work out how to get there, only been living in Edinburgh three years

God we can talk a lot.

M is much better today, thanks to everyone who commented last night. After she was sick she was full of smiles so decided to see how she was. She's fed ok and slept well and today she hasn't been sick at all. Think the yellow may have been from her medicine somehow.

We've got lots of snow here, a good half a foot at least. The nearest town was even on the itv news. DH ended up going to work 2 hours late once the roads were a bit clearer, he had to drive the long way though. Took M out to the post box, she wouldn't go in her sling so had to carry her. She wasn't interested in the snow at all, she fell asleep in the whole 5 mins we were out grin

PennieLane Mon 21-Jan-13 16:52:51

I miss work terribly. Am going to stay off till next Jan and I'm happy with it but I feel v envious when I talk to colleagues about work/still getting to do adult things like posh dinners. My job involves a lot of int'l travel so I'm not sure how that will work with LO although DH is hoping to take a sabbatical for a year to look after her.

Am only posting this as it might be something to consider. LO has now slept for 10.30-6.30, sometimes with a couple of hours more, for 2 weeks. (Dreading 12 wk growth spurt which will no doubt fuck it up!)We give one bottle of formula at night and she also sleeps in an Amby hammock rather than basket/cot so I wonder if that might worth a try for some of you. We haven't had transfer failures since week 2. Or it could just be luck which will no doubt run out!

fruitpastilles Mon 21-Jan-13 16:19:17

Shamelessly marking my place so I can keep up with the nov 2012 thread!

ValiumQueen Mon 21-Jan-13 16:15:43

Feeling a bit better this afternoon. DS slept in his cot for 30 mins at lunch time, and 1 hour this afternoon. He looked sleepy, I whipped him into the cot, he effed and blinded for a few minutes, then settled himself. I will try this tonight. I will not try to put him down asleep. He will never learn to self settle if he is not give the chance.

pass glad this week has been better for you.

georgee are you up for a Scottish meet?

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