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October 12 - 6 Months already?? Where has the time gone?

(318 Posts)
Thechick Tue 19-Mar-13 06:16:21
Angelico Thu 28-Mar-13 12:05:01

Hey ladies, just a quick wave and run and a special wave to Squid and Lisbeth of the old guard smile All well here, bean has been scoffing a mix of purees and finger foods for the last week and is having a ball! Love seeing her face with tart foods - she had yoghurt the day she turned 6 months and shook her head and shivered - obviously too sharp tasting lol. Slightly dreading the whole clocks going forward business simply because it's uncharted territory. Squid sorry to hear Jess isn't sleeping hope it's a short phase like the 4 month one. Bean is sleeping same as ever for now but I take nothing for granted any more!!! smile She's still in our room because I just can't bring myself to put her into her own room, too used to having her with us now. Love to all on the FB group, keep hmming and hawing about joining, partly on the basis that I'll never get any work done if I do blush

Celestia Thu 28-Mar-13 13:30:11

Sorry I've not been around, had a stressful week sad. I found a breast lump at the weekend and my doctor has referred me to the hospital for a mammogram, scan and possible biopsy sad. My appointment is a week on monday. She said she felt it was a cyst and was just referring me to double check but I'm terrified. Has anyone had any experience of this?

The twins are 25 weeks tomorrow and we've started weaning as dts as started waking earlier each morning ( 4.45am was toooo early!). It's gone down like a lead balloon! Dtd still has her tongue thrust reflex so most if it is being spat out but dts retches when the spoon get near his lips! I think we'll gently persevere with the aim of just getting the spoon to his lips lol.

How's the weaning going for everyone else?

Angelico Thu 28-Mar-13 17:47:29

Celestia yes, I have experience, will PM you - don't worry x

Celestia Thu 28-Mar-13 19:06:59

Thanks Angelico x

crazypaving Thu 28-Mar-13 20:28:30

sorry to argy barge my way in

Big wave to Angelico! We miss you!

And Elpis if you're reading this, please come back!! We miss you on the fb group! Please don't go!

crazypaving Thu 28-Mar-13 20:31:59

and just to add, you lot aren't boring at all! It's just kind of nice on fb with the pics etc, more personal, and it's a bit too much to keep up both at once!

Glad you guys are keeping the thread going. It's lovely to have teh support. Good luck with all your babies!

Angelico Thu 28-Mar-13 21:20:31

Hey Crazy smile Glad you're all doing well! Funnily enough I wondered if Elpis had joined the FB group as I seem to remember she was a bit dubious about the privacy thing (although I think some people saw her on TV that time on the news!) Hope both mini-Crazies are doing well! smile x

Cavatina Thu 28-Mar-13 21:39:07

evening lovelies, the Cava household left the metropolis for a week of rusticating smile it is coooold! but the mountains are covered with snow and is so pretty! could not believe how much stuff babyCava travels with, is mental! was quite stressful but the 4h journey went well (well the pussycats had an accident, younger one was sick on his brother poor thing, so babywipes quite handy grin
celestia, I have experience too, try not to worry, will pm as well
off to bed now will catch up with you all tomorrow

smile4me Thu 28-Mar-13 21:57:17

Hi Angelico had been wondering if you were still reading, I popped on here for the first time in a a while and here you are! Have been meaning to ask if your bean has had her hip xray yet? Glad to hear the real food is going well smile I've been trying to de-vegeterianise DD for a few days but the beautiful lamb fillets and venison steaks weren't even worthy of her opening her mouth! We're not officially starting till next week, but they were so tasty that I thought it would be rude not to share it with her!

Angelico Thu 28-Mar-13 22:28:03

Hey Smile - funnily enough I phoned the HV today as no letter yet about hips. She's on annual leave so will have to chase it up next week. Chortling at the idea of your DD turning up her nose at venison smile

Cavatina Sat 30-Mar-13 08:18:06

morning lovely people, internet here bit rubbish, so quick wave to everyone hoping you enjoying the long Easter weekend smile and dp/dh are having quality time with los so you can have some ME time flowers
running very very envy - beach time enjoy! I used to be a beachbum, would spend the whole summer on the beach shooting the breeze ( in warmer climes it was..)
celestia we are pressing on with the puree business but somehwat feels rather random as babyCava's meal times hard to nail presently so sometimes introducing new food for breakfast, sometimes lunch or tea. she is enjoying the experience but nutritional value quite low I expect. And she does seem hungrier..
Also had shocking night, she is too excited to be away from home so the whole bed time routine gone through the window. She is napping now so better go and have a cuppa..

RunningOutOfIdeas Sat 30-Mar-13 11:10:02

Celestia I hope all goes well with your biopsy. Sorry for everyone still getting crap nights. DD2 is completely unpredictable. She does not usually need feeding after 7pm, but sometimes she does and orher times she will go back to sleep with just a dummy. Yesterday morning she started singing at 5.15am - too early for me. I left her to it since she was happy but by 5.30 she had filled her nappy and then was shouting for attention. At least here I can sit outside with her in the morning, give her a bottle and watch the birds. I really don't want to have to go home in 2 weeks.

Hope you are all having a good Easter weekend. DD1 has been very worried that the Easter bunny would not know where she was. In fact this year the Easter bunny has been very generous (grandma and great gran spoiling her).

Angelico Sat 30-Mar-13 15:49:01

Downside of weaning: frequent pooping. Like 3-4 times every single day sad This from a baby who only pooped every 3-4 days previously! <weeps>

Londonmrss Sat 30-Mar-13 18:13:43

hi chaps, just wanted to pop on and say hello. I'll have a read back of what's been going on because I haven't been on here in a bit. hope everyone's ok.

Thechick Sun 31-Mar-13 06:52:55

Happy Easter everyone. Hope all is well. We were supposed to move H into his own room this weekend and start solids but neither has happened which is completely fine with me. He's been really fussy on the boob recently. Not sure if he's going through a growth spurt. Think I might up my fenugreek dose and see what happens. We were going to do a mix of blw and purees but have decided to go with blw completely but that could change. He's not sitting up on his own so might wait to do the blw until he does. What are you guys doing about the time change and bedtime routine. Are you going to continue using the old time and gradually bring it earlier or are you going to do everything and hour earlier and just hope they adapt.

Woolybob Sun 31-Mar-13 11:06:35

Happy Easter All!

We celebrated by at 12 hour sleep (she was waking again the previous 2 nights so am very relieved!). Weaning going well here, mainly purees as she doesn't seem keen on finger foods - weird as everything else goes in the mouth! Loves anything on a spoon thou, banana and ready brek this morning and it has to be egg for lunch today doesn't it!

But yes lots more poos...

We aren't doing anything for the hour change will just to bed at normal time and see what happens!

Have a good day all x

Cavatina Sun 31-Mar-13 12:43:10

Happy Easter All!
runnung well done Easter bunny for finding dd1 all the way accross the world! She is lucky to have grandma and greatgranny smile Dont blame you for not rushing back, weather here likely to stay cold for the whole of April sad
chick he might be acquiring new skills, they do get fussy.
we are going with the new summer time and see what happens.
Yeyee for babyWooly champion sleeper, gives us all hope.
london nice to see you here, hope all is well over in fbland
angelico and wooly not looking forward to the poo...
dp and dd have cooked Easter brunch, off to celebrate now.
have a good day all

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Mon 01-Apr-13 07:59:20

Hi everyone, and Happy Easter! Glad things are going well. Celestia - hope everything is ok at the appointment.

It's interesting how weaning works differently for different babies! DD has only had fruit and veg so far (not 6 months until next week) and really grabs and gulps the things she likes! She's not keen on carrot, and the apples I pureed seem to be too tart, so she does really funny faces and squeezes it all back out of her mouth!

We didn't need to worry about the effect of the clock change on her routine because she refuses to conform to any kind of routine, and I'm too disorganised to do the same thing every day anyway blush Whoever it was who said babies who sleep well early on will continue to sleep well was talking through their arse - those 11-hour unbroken nights are a distant memory now! I have left DH and DD asleep in our bed after she woke up at 6 for milk, and DH complained that I was "putting too much pressure" on him because I attempted to get him to agree on a birthday present for his mum and check delivery timescales (she lives abroad) before we actually miss her birthday angry. I would just let him completely forget but mil is too nice for that!

Right, better get on with ordering stair gates and socket covers...

RunningOutOfIdeas Mon 01-Apr-13 22:22:20

Well done babyWooly. Hope the long sleeps continue. DD2 is a pretty good sleeper. Last night I only had to go into her once and give her a dummy. She does not usually need feeding over night but occasionally she decides that 3 or 4am is a good time to start her day. DD1 didn't consistently sleep through until she was 2. I am so glad I have a better sleeper this time.

Weaning is going well. I am mostly buying purees here. There is a bigger choice than uk supermarkets and it is just easier for me at the moment. I gave her a piece of cucumber to suck yesterday which she enjoyed.

slightlyroundthebend Mon 01-Apr-13 22:32:33

Hello all will do proper catch up later but just wanted to check in.

Has everyone had a lovely Easter? It was my bday on Saturday, I had a lovely day after waking up feeling quite down. Me hubby and little'un went into Durham for lunch then mosied along to the cathedral and then along by the river, came home and did some baking while ds watched fascinated! Sunday was day with pil who are quite religious so a big deal I'm not but was good to catch up with bro and sis in law. And today I found out hubbies best friend got engaged last night, my besty git engaged last week! Must be something in the air! So really all is good at mo.

Weaning is going well still on mush but offering finger foods just a bit scared hell choke a bit eeek!

Right must dash but hope everyone is ok...will read back in night walking!!!

hufflepuffle Tue 02-Apr-13 10:50:56

Hi! I'm not lurking. I promise!! Fully intend to try to keep up but I've just been so busy. I came back to read and post but have to fly. Just wanted to reply quickly to Celestia

Apologies to butt in as I don't know your history. But I've got a great big breast lump. Been to clinic. Called a galactocele. A type of cyst containing milk. There were several mums with babies at clinic. Apparently is extremely common with new mums. I've had it drained a few times. They are just monitoring. Waiting for the appointment and having the scans was hell.

Just wanted to throw that in. I did not know such problems existed for new mums. I had myself diagnosed with the worst. In my experience appointments for breast checks come through quickly. Hopefully they see you soon and hopefully it is some kind of cyst

Hugs.

Sorry to post and run

Xx

Cavatina Tue 02-Apr-13 17:59:56

aaaghrrr not getting much sleep here! also babyCava very fussy on the breast what is going on! feeding for 5 min during the day, but making up for it during the night, every two hours hm..milk supply all over the place seriously looking forward to full on weaning when she hits 6 months as I think it would be easier to have some sort of time table of meals. We have been feeding on demand, so not sure how the transition works, anyone has an idea?
hope you having a better day!

Celestia Tue 02-Apr-13 20:44:05

Thanks huffle. I've been desperately scouring mn for exactly those kind of stories, so thank you smile. My appointment is on Monday. Dh has booked the day off work, dd1 is going to mil's and my parents are having the twins.

Well weaning is a mixed bag. Dtd is lapping up the baby rice (soooo cute, she's like a little kitten!) so going to start her on pear tomorrow but dts is totally freaked out! Today we didn't even get the spoon to his mouth before he gagged then vomited hmm. Slowly does it, slowly does it. I'm half tempted to go down the blw route with him but he just doesn't seem interested in food AT ALL plus he can't sit unaided plus he's never put any object in his mouth so it doesn't look good yet grin.

cavatina I bf my dd1 and found that if I wasn't careful, she'd snack through the day and then, as you say, make up for it at night. I remember not having a feeding routine for her until I weaned her at 6 months but I would try not to let her snack during the day. I knew she could easily go 3 hours between feeds so tried to keep that in mind. It definitely helped!

Angelico Tue 02-Apr-13 23:50:33

Happy Easter peeps smile Quick post as away from home. The bean does not like mashed banana in purees (although will eat whole banana as finger food) and also dislikes yoghurt (gave a comedy whole body shiver at the tartness grin). Poops have settled thankfully - down to one a day!

smile4me Wed 03-Apr-13 06:54:09

Interesting you say your beans have increased poo frequency on solids Angelico and wooly , no poo here now for 4 days (an unheard of occurrence in the smile household, we normally get 2-3 a day) and the last one was particularly explosive and car seat destroying!

celestia I have a friend with boy girl twins, now 7.5m, dtd... grabbing food and eating well since 5.5m, dts not really all that interested still, not grabbing at spoon, really has to be encouraged to eat, so interesting that yours seem to be showing the same thing! smile Hope all goes well with your check up too

cava hope your nights are improving, ors have also gone to pot recently, mainly thanks to rolling, but DD also just unusually grumpy. Blaming wonder weeks (although we usually hit those a week early as she was a week late, but still nice tohave something to pin it on!)

Well so far we have done carrots, broccoli, zucchini, chicken pie, mince, pasta and roast chicken and potato, and a taste of cheese today. Yoghurt was not nice apparently! Will try it again though smile She's so interested in food and gets very toey if we eat without giving her anything. It's quite inspiring really smile

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