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December 2012 - Smiles all round!

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And the one where Spotty's gang gets some sleep wink

I was just coming on to think of a witty name for the new thread! Thanks spotty

Oh sorry I'm not very good at witty blush

halesball Fri 01-Feb-13 20:43:16

Thanks Spotty, Kafri i really hope that your LO turns a corner for you soon.

IsThatTrue Fri 01-Feb-13 20:45:49

Ah new thread thanks spotty glad you're getting 5minutes peace. Ds2 is much better at night too even though he wakes every 2 hrs he goes straight back to sleep. Oh and we're down to under 10 minute feeds although my boobs feel pretty empty tbh. As long as you get lots of wet and dirty nappies try not to worry.

WL yeah puke down your cleavage isn't fun is it, I try and wear round neck tops so it doesn't happen so much but sometimes forget.

Well I'm feeling a lot better but still having to dose up or my temp spikes again.

JoJoB77 Fri 01-Feb-13 21:03:31

Marking place. I will be back to update properly and to give my labour details blushgrin

ISpyPlumPie Fri 01-Feb-13 21:18:53

Marking my place.

pmgkt Fri 01-Feb-13 21:24:54

Marking space

EggsMichelle Fri 01-Feb-13 21:28:06

Thanks Spotty, I can never think of witty thread names! F is in bed, bottles cleaned, gaviscon made up for tomorrow and 3oz expressed, I'm off to bed!

Clarella Fri 01-Feb-13 21:31:59

lol and yuck wl!

god here's hoping mummy smiles form more sleep!

thanks for the colief advice hales we've a few oral syringes we're going to use but I might move to spoon for night time feeds. really hoping its going to help!! I've noticed he's bumping better but didnt think it was for getting wind up as much as out the other end? <hopesandprays>

also if feeding lo that way is working better just stick with it. use your instinct as to how full your breasts feel - George likes to feed for 1-2 hours in the elves now and so I don't keep to the 3 hour rule I'm following as strictly then. basically the colicky stuff if due to them wading through buckets of foremilk and not enough hind milk so leaving a breast alone for a while longer signals via hormones to produce a little less milk plus lo gets to the fattier less gassy milk by staying with the same breast. there's a hot tap analogy - if you run a tap it takes a whileto get to the hot water. if it's recently been used you get to it more quickly iykwim

also, I never knew to bump supply up, you just eat porridge smile (I eat a lot!! but not stopping)

WLmum Fri 01-Feb-13 21:33:05

Having conquered the cot (well for one night) I'm now trying to bring bed time forward from 11pm. Am camped out in bed already with dd on the boob - she normally does boob/doze/boob/doze downstairs so hoping we can just go boob/sleep/cot!! Who am I kidding?! I did actually miss her being in my bed last night and woke with a fright when I was on my back with the duvet pulled up, but do feel it's best she sleeps in her cot for lots of reasons, not least because I can't see to the other 2 while co-sleeping which is a bit of a problem!

Ladies the dry lips could be a sign of dehydration - bfing takes loads of fluids plus body getting back to 'normal' means losing the excess fluid created during pg, plus of course cold windy weather and central heating As well as lip balm etc, drink drink drink!

Clarella Fri 01-Feb-13 21:33:16

kafri that sounds hard. hope lo is ok soon

WLmum Fri 01-Feb-13 21:33:47

Glad to hear it Brooke

WLmum Fri 01-Feb-13 21:36:11

Porridge? Really? Will eat a bowl every morning for the next week and report back

Clarella Fri 01-Feb-13 21:39:58

yup though I think it needs to be good stuff or even oatmeal (can def get in sainsburies - mornflake brand) I used to eat loads of oatmeal but went off it in pregnancy and our new microwave explodes it so on normal stuff now. do a little Google and it comes up everywhere!

Clarella Fri 01-Feb-13 21:42:18

great news Brooke!

doddelan Fri 01-Feb-13 21:42:53

Not posted before but had to reply to Stacks re how to feed comfortably at night. Feeding lying down has been a revelation - its so comfortable and my little one seems ot have really good relaxed feeds in this position. Hope it helps

itsMYNutella Fri 01-Feb-13 21:44:39

Thanks for the new thread Spotty... I got my first proper smile from DStoday so I think your thread title is perfect.

In case anyone feels like updating the stats list here it is.

Clarella Interesting tip about porridge. It's my favourite breakfast if DP has the urge to make it for me while I'm feeding T.

MaMaPo Fri 01-Feb-13 21:55:25

I recommend stove top porridge with dried cranberry, topped with desiccated coconut and maple syrup. Mmmm.

Secondsop Fri 01-Feb-13 22:12:24

Marking my place.

Porridge thing is interesting - before someone told me about oats, the snack I suddenly couldn't stop eating right at the end of pregnancy and took to the hospital and ate thereafter was oatcakes, with peanut butter.

Clarella Fri 01-Feb-13 22:16:43

mmm mama!

mine is made with water, natural yogurt, cinnamon and honey on top plus dried apricots (put them in when cooking to make em juicy) sometimes I add cocoa before the yogurt and it mixes with it to make a sort of chocolate sauce. smile

I've trained dh to make mine too grin

halesball Fri 01-Feb-13 22:20:59

Stacks i second doddelan feeding lying down is really comfortable of a night.

Thank you Clarella, i panicked then i've been doing it for over a week now and H seems to have starting sleeping longer in both the day and night.

I think it's oats in general which are good for producing milk someone on a board I'm on is exclusively eating hobnobs I'm drinking oat milk which seems to be doing good.
Porridge is only really good when made on the top of an aga so I go to my mums and she makes it for me!

itsMYNutella Fri 01-Feb-13 22:36:45

Honey I can imagine aga top porridge is pretty awesome. I make mine really slowly over a low heat -with water usually.
DP likes it with banana sliced into the bottom of the bowl, then the porridge and then golden syrup on top. Hmmm porridge..... grin

My mum does it on the Aga with water, thickens it up then puts it in the bottom oven of the Aga while she gets up and has her shower the back on the hot plate with a splash of milk - makes it thick and creamy but without lots of fat. Then honey on top. Greek honey is best

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