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December 2012: 8 hour sleeps and chubby chops all round

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WillYouDoTheBunnyHop Mon 25-Mar-13 21:08:25

New thread for us ladies

WillYouDoTheBunnyHop Tue 26-Mar-13 16:17:31

Mine involves lots of stress and travel WL and you really have to earn the high salary. They were willing to let me wfh during pregnancy and when I went off work they were understaffed so desperate for me to go back so would've agreed to anything. I suppose it depends on the situation when I go back. There's freelancing which pulls in ££££ but we're not really in a position to live with the uncertainty of that income confused.

WillYouDoTheBunnyHop Tue 26-Mar-13 16:18:56

No Spotty I started keeping him up til 8:30 when he takes another bottle. Seems to have done the job

Oh that seems like a good idea smile

WillYouDoTheBunnyHop Tue 26-Mar-13 16:35:51

It was his idea, i.e. he refused to go to bloody bed several nights running! grin

EggsMichelle Tue 26-Mar-13 17:18:33

Well done Willyou. F has been weighed today, has passed the double birth weight point, and since he lost a lb just after birth, it's epic! HV started talking about weaning but we agreed there are other options like hungry baby milk. Going to review it again in 4wks and see how he's doing.

I have always been the breadwinner (DH perpetual student/immobile due to destroyed knee) but now DH has a job I plan to just go back part time. This will be the first time we have had 2 proper incomes (if payroll ever sort their shit out and pay him) so will make a nice change to have money for holidays and nice things.

Eggs why did your HV mention weaning? Did you give you the latest weaning leaflet? (Sorry I can't remember how old he is now!)

EggsMichelle Tue 26-Mar-13 17:47:24

Spotty it's because of the rate he is gaining weight and the amount of milk he is drinking. They didn't give me any literature but think that cause I said I'd rather review it next month. He is 16wks on Thursday and has gone from 9th centile to 91st, no surprise my boobs couldn't keep up!

MaMaPo Tue 26-Mar-13 17:53:48

How much does F weigh, Michelle? He and C are the same age and she's a big baby, but nobody's mentioned weaning to me.

FriendofDorothy Tue 26-Mar-13 17:56:09

Someone in my ante-natal class whose son is a couple of weeks older then The Little Mister has been talking about weaning her boy. Her idea of weaning is letting him lick bread and icecream sad

I was thinking he must be big because he weighed the same as my Felix when he was born but he hasn't doubled his birth weight yet smile it's just the nhs leaflet says the opposite to your HV I have never had a big baby though so can't comment!

EggsMichelle Tue 26-Mar-13 18:33:00

He's 16lb6oz, dropped to 6lb13oz after birth. I've not read the literature yet, my DH is into reading Cochran reports but I will have to do some reading myself. It definitely won't be ice cream on the menu though (I never share my ice cream!)

Dp just put ds into the bath after dd had been in there with a bath bomb ffs. Now he smells of fake flowers hmm

itsMYNutella Tue 26-Mar-13 19:20:24

eggs interesting hearing about weights and ages. DS is 12 weeks today, he was last weighed 2 weeks ago and was 5.2kg so I would guess he is now a bit over 5.5kg, when he hits 6kg he will have doubled his birthweight... My mum keeps suggesting a bit of baby rice to help him sleep at night. But I think he sleeps well at night although I do wish it was a bit longer

PurplePidjin Tue 26-Mar-13 19:27:52

Nutella, R was 5.2 (11lb7) today and he's 18 weeks!!

itsMYNutella Tue 26-Mar-13 20:07:06

Awww*pidj*! T was tiny when he was born and lost 10% of his BW in about 2 days. I think he went down to about 2.7 so I'm really impressed at what a greedy guts he is how well he is doing. How much did R weigh when he was born?

Nutella what are the weaning guidelines where you are? Do they follow the WHO guidelines?

itsMYNutella Tue 26-Mar-13 20:41:23

spotty I have absolutely no idea.... Our next appointment for jabs is in a little over two weeks so I'll ask the Dr. My midwife said 4 months at the earliest & 6 months at the latest to start giving him puréed stuff. But I can also ask the midwife doing our fitness class tomorrow. I'm curious now smile

SeymoreInOz Tue 26-Mar-13 20:46:01

What are the weaning guidelines in the UK? I've not been given any literature here so I'd better look it up. The other DCs weren't big so it's news to me that he should be weaned earlier because of it, although the HV and GP have both said it now. He's 16 weeks and 19lb 4oz.

Another awful night here, at 2am on our third wake up since 10pm I had a very embarrassing meltdown. DH banished me to the spare room for sleep, he had to get on a plane to Brisbane at 6am this morning. blush

Ah Seymore you just needed some sleep, it's good that your DH helped out smile

this is the NHS guidelines I want to leave it as long as possible because it's such a hassle blush I'm going to do a mixtue of mashed and finger foods.

WLmum Tue 26-Mar-13 21:04:43

Poor you seymour. Great that your DH is helping. I had a cry in the night a few weeks back - I often have a cry if I'm really tired. It really is cathartic.

MaMaPo Tue 26-Mar-13 21:09:01

A few weeks back, WL? I cry all the bloody time. grin

Not to worry Seymore - sounds like you're into the sleep regression. It'll end. But it's bloody hard and frustrating to be in the middle of it.

SeymoreInOz Tue 26-Mar-13 21:24:05

Thanks spotty that's just what I needed! No mention of size there. We're hopefully going away next month so I'd ideally like to wait until after that.

Thanks mama and wl it was really cathartic actually. I threw a pillow, and shouted into the other one. blush I hope you're right and it's a passing phase, we're down to 90 minute sleeps now!

halesball Tue 26-Mar-13 21:40:30

Seymore my LO is like yours and Eggs' LO's. She got weighed at 13 weeks and was 16.3lbs. I saw the HV when she was 11 weeks and she gave me the literature about weaning then. The HV is due back tomorrow (for yet another visit) so H will get weighed again then. The earliest i'm willing to wean is 17 weeks as she is showing signs of wanting food now. I was reading about baby led weaning last night, i'm not sure how i feel about it yet. Will have to do abit more reading around it.

Also H doesn't sleep very much its a killer isn't it. I'm cried every week since she was born.

halesball Tue 26-Mar-13 21:46:31

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EggsMichelle Wed 27-Mar-13 01:57:56

Compared to your babies (all I ever hear in rl is "my baby was sleeping through", makes me want to smash faces) f is quite a good sleeper, and even he drives me to tears so I can't imagine how you all feel. So far I have had to resettle him 5 times, he has never been this bad before, and this is his first feed. DH is working an early and since I was asleep before he got in last night, he is desperate to tell me about his day now hmm

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