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January 2013 Part Two: Coos and smiles but not always so much sleep...

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Our first thread has almost finished so I thought we'd need a new one!

that's great news tinkle

not a great night here, dd was unsettled and the cat brought a bird in which was still alive and shat all over the house before we caught it.

katolla Wed 06-Mar-13 12:25:49

What time are people going to bed themselves? We're going at 10, feeding till half past or 11, waking at 2:30 or three for feed, waking at six feed but after that she doesn't always go back to sleep for that long. Should we be going to bed at nine or 8? Just seems like we will have given up on life if we go any earlier.

Lora1982 Wed 06-Mar-13 12:59:21

Im doing a last feed at tenish so im done and ready for bed at eleven. He slept til SIX this morning [proud face].

What is everyone using for snuffly blocked noses. Its not necessarily snot blocking his nose more the bit at the top that swells i think. I was using olbas oil but apparently its too much for their noses at this age so im going to try karval

octanegirl Wed 06-Mar-13 13:01:53

I go to bed at 1030 and feed till 1130. He then wakes up at 05.30 and then I wake him at 7. I have been Gina Fording though.....he's 6.5 weeks now.
I don't want to go earlier for the same reasons as you!

lora I have a snot sucker nasal aspirator from boots which is great.

katolla we're on roughly the same schedule as you.

happyhow Wed 06-Mar-13 15:45:04

I feed B around half 9, 10 and am in bed half 10, 11. He usually wakes around half 3, 4 back down within an hour and then wakes between 6 and 7. He slept for 6hrs 45mins last night shock I'm feeling pretty good today!!

Was at health visitor this morning and he's now 11lb 2oz at nearly 8 weeks (3lbs up from birth weight). He's still in his "up to 1 month" clothes though so he's clearly still quite dinky for his age.

Tinkle - glad you now have an answer and that's great that your daughter has had 3 fairly settled nights. What a relief for you.

Louise85 Wed 06-Mar-13 16:19:05

Since we now bottlefeeding, I'm in bed really early, while DH does the 10:30 feed and DS slept till 4:30 - really pleased, but he only sleeps this long if DH keeps DS awake at that feed for an hour or so - so he's getting to bed quite late. We've kinda been following Gina Ford, (DD followed it perfectly and still sleeps 7 til 7)...

DS is very addicted to his dummy though - any suggestions?? after the 4am feed, I spend the net two hours putting dummy back in his mouth - he'll doze of, realise its not in his mouth and wake & cry...he's like this for all of his sleeps except the main sleep he has (10-4). He's too little to sleep train (I think - 6 weeks???), but if this is the start of dummy issues, then I need to do something soon :-(

tinkle glad to hear things better but am shock at not feeding you if not bf! Surely all new mums need to br eating so they can care for their babies?!

Re going to bed at the mo ivy and i go up when dh gets up for work at 10-10.30 but i will soon start putting her in crib around 8 and hopefully start to get my evenings back. She is good at self settling (though i also use an app on phone). I did rhis with ds2 and dd1 and i think it helps get closer to sleeping through because when they wake me in the nught its only for nappy changes or food (so onky if they really need me). Hope that makes sense hmm

Am running around sorting last bits for world boo day tomorrow. Will be taking alice in wonderland, chicken licken (!) and Tom the hero from the beast quest books!

Lora1982 Wed 06-Mar-13 17:00:19

Ive got the snot sucker (which he hates) but like i say its not snot bunging him up. So ive practically bought the pharmacy karval, saline, kids olbas and this calpol plug in thing.. Sods law though hes breathing fine now.

I think next to my boob issue tinkle gets the award for most horrendous time after birth, im pleased they are finally getting answers for you. Babies only cry cos they need something they should have listened before now!

Lora1982 Wed 06-Mar-13 17:05:20

On the cute front ive caught him a couple of times chatting away and smiling at ewan grin

Birdies Wed 06-Mar-13 17:14:49

tinkle so pleased things are getting better

I start feeding on and off around 830pm and bed about 2 hours later. So we go to bed at the same time.

Does anyone NOT have a Ewan?! I think he's great, couldn't be without him. Wish the noise lasted more than 20 mins though as I've got a feeling I might disturb X in the night with moving about and snoring

happyhow Wed 06-Mar-13 18:09:59

I don't have a Ewan!! Bailey settles really well so didn't see the point in getting one.

Pascha Wed 06-Mar-13 19:37:21

Danny's asleep! In his crib!! At 7.30!!! This never happens shock

Pascha Wed 06-Mar-13 19:41:17

We don't have a Ewan either. Feeling a bit left out now

Pascha Wed 06-Mar-13 19:59:06

Oh well, half an hour is a start I suppose. At least I got to have a quick bath. DH is now busy jigging Daniel round the kitchen while I dry off...

Lora1982 Wed 06-Mar-13 21:35:42

Shouldnt laugh... But i did :-D

tinkletinklestar Wed 06-Mar-13 21:38:04

Hi all.

Having a rubbish evening, dd having quite a few attacks tonight, I think she may have a bit of a colic type period where she guzzles away at a bottle and gives herself belly ache.

I wish I could get her to sleep longer between feeding. Very jealous of you ladies getting long stretches.

katolla Thu 07-Mar-13 07:40:52

Is colic more likely with a bottle? I'm going to try her on one today, been reading instructions online but nervous. Used to feed my friends baby with a bottle but he always got colic. Don't know if that was bottle or our crap skills smile

tisonlyme Thu 07-Mar-13 07:43:46

Hi all. I thought I would come and mark my place on this thread as my little boy snuck into January on the 31st.
We're 5 weeks today and doing ok on the sleep front. He tends to have a last feed at about 9, after an hour or so of pacing, then wakes up around 1 and around 5. A couple of nights he has only woken once so I think we are heading in the right direction. Need to try and give him a last feed around 10/11 to help this I think.

On a side note.....what is a Ewan? Am intrigued!

Welcome, tis. My DS was born 31/1/11, so it's a good birthday ;)

Had a horrendous night. For the first time since the night she was born dd woke every 2 hours on the dot. Shattered today.

welcome tison

Ewan is Ewan the dream sheep (search on Amazon, sorry can't link from phone). it has a nightlight and opp lays soothing sounds / music. a lot of us sheep on here bought them on someone's recommendation and we all find they help our babies get to sleep.
just had an epic poosplosion, dd covered in poo so had to give her an emergency bath. now feeding her and I only have 15 mins before we need to leave the house. and I'm still in PJs.

Lora1982 Thu 07-Mar-13 09:30:03

Katolla ive been using tommee tippee ones back to nature or something or other. Its got like an air thing which means air doesnt get trapped and make it impossible to suck. Touch wood hes never had colic.

Boob watch im finished with anti b's today just intime to be able to give him boob feeding comfort after his jabs. It currently looks like a hole... With snot in bleugh.

Ewan is a toy you can use to help send baby sleep it plays white noise and hoover sounds etc. It only seems to work when hes extra tired otherwise he lies there chatting to his best pal :-D

Nightmare night! Dd1 decided she didn't want to go to bed and threw a spectacular tantrum that went on fot ages! Ended up shouting and smacking sad both dss wound eachother up while i was dealing with dd1. Ivy then gave up on proper sleep after 4am and kept wingeing and snacking but no full feed so she kept coming back!

Littke monkey ended up sleeping on me while i dozed in a really awkward position. Feeling really defeated today and down. Just feel like 'what have i done' and not sure i.can cope sad

Lora1982 Thu 07-Mar-13 13:17:50

Woooo been discharged from the boob clinic. Still looks scabby but itl be all pretty again in two weeks and i can attempt to feed from it after a week. But he never liked that side anyway... Which helped cause the problem so i think im going to just pump off it to make everyone happy.

Lora1982 Thu 07-Mar-13 13:19:00

Bought celebratory chocolate... Dexter will get it in his boob milk in a few hours as a treat for being a gooden when we go for his jabs :'(

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