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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

Clarella Sun 14-Apr-13 00:21:30

a quick brief catch up - hales we had a water infection and those can be symptoms (though might not be) I'd maybe query it at docs. they can be hard to spot.

still two hourly all night!

George sat in his high chair today and loved it!

DS is still wide awake. I will probably go upstairs soon to try and boob him to sleep and then join him No doubt we're in for another crap night.....

IsThatTrue Fri 12-Apr-13 19:42:32

New thread here

IsThatTrue Fri 12-Apr-13 19:39:00

My peaceful lovely cooing baby has been replaced by a shrieking demon! When they scream non stop how the hell am I supposed to work out when he's hungry?! Definitely feel like I'm paying for my good nights sleep!

He's sleepy feeding atm, then I'll be trying to put him into his bed. He's been a pain in the living room in the evenings and I think it's overstimulation.

Dd's being awful tonight too might be something in the air' I've brought him down now as when I went in he was sucking his thumb with his muslin over his face hmm

Doubt it spotty we've skipped routine a couple of times for various reasons and had no repercussions

I'm not looking forward to them learning to read!

Hmm ds is wide awake again sad no chance of him going to sleep. Will it ruin his whole night and bedtime routine if I just take him back downstairs??

WLmum Fri 12-Apr-13 17:51:18

Ah yes, got that one beasty!

WLmum Fri 12-Apr-13 17:50:40

hales poor Heidi, hope she feels better soon. I'd agree that bm will be good for her, not sure of drs reasoning for reducing ff.

Dd normally naps for 30 mins in her cot, got 10 mins out of her this aft. Just got her off in the sling or she'll never make it to bed time (she did have about 2.5 hours when we were out this morning).

Thinking about the night ahead with dread. How did she go from angel to demon?!

spotty - if you think puzzles are frustrating just wait til she starts learning to read!

Barbeasty Fri 12-Apr-13 17:49:42

I don't know spotty, but I can confirm that Memory (that game where you match pairs of cards) is really frustrating when played by a 2 year old.

Picking the same 2, non-matching cards over and over again and then putting them down somewhere different each time.

Off topic but does anyone know what the rules are on which doctors surgery you are with? My friend has moved out of area and tried changing her address but they said she had to move to her local (crap only offers appointments 9-11 then emergencies only hmm) one. I'm out of area too but stayed with them.

And now I need a wee!

He's awful with them ISpy they still haven't got them anywhere so if you could pm me where they have some that'd be great.

Weirdly he's just done what F did Spotty, napped for an hour, yelled for a bottle straight back out. They must all be growing!

I'm off out in an hour for a leaving drink for my friend who's emigrating. I have sick in my hair, no make up on and J is on my lap. Hope my sister (who's babysitting) is early.

ISpyPlumPie Fri 12-Apr-13 15:43:34

Oh no Spotty - at least you've still managed to taste it though.

Hales - hope H is better soon. I agree it can be v confusing when there's conflicting advice about weight gain. I'd say if she's normally well and happy (when she's not got a bug) then it doesn't sound like you need to change things. Also bm is often the best thing to prevent dehydration as most babies can keep it down more easily than other fluids when they're ill. Just keep an eye on her for signs of dehydration and get her seen again if you're worried.

Willyou - how is J doing with his teeth? Not sure if you managed to get any granules but they've got them in the chemist near me. Let me know if you'd like me to pm you the details.

I want biscuits but D is asleep on me and I can't deal with the grizzles if I try and move.

I think I will wake him at four... He will have been asleep three and a half hours by then....

spotty D has been similar- asleep for the past couple of hours so I'm terrified about tonight but I'm hoping he's catching up from last night and now will sleep tonight.

He'll sleep tonight Spotty, I worry about that sometimes but he still sleeps like normal.

I was fed up of DS being asleep on me do I put him down. Surprisingly he stayed asleep but I missed him so picked him up again grin I'm such a softie!

Apart from waking up for that quick feed ds has been asleep for three hours please tell me he will still sleep tonight??

Over tired baby successfully wrangled to sleep after only 15 mins! Why do they fight it when they're absolutely exhausted? angry

If your health visitor's happy Hales then ignore the doctor. You really can't win when it comes to weight gain.

My cake overflowed the tin in the oven...it's not pretty sad cake tastes good though! Ds has, as he did yesterday, slept for an hour woken for a quick feed and so far slept another hour confused

Hales. Firstly i think your doctor is wrong so would ignore him re the water. Secondly going to formula completely is more likely to up her weight. 10-15 minutes is pretty short as far as naps are concerned. I like ds to have one nap of at least an hour, preferably 90 minutes (well I would rather two hours but he won't do that) And two naps either side of that of 30-40 mins. A bad day is if he only does three 30 min naps but as long as she is happy then it really doesn't matter. Some babies just don't seem to need it.

halestone Fri 12-Apr-13 13:33:33

Are they meant to sleep much during the day? H has only ever napped for 10-15 minutes very rarely she does longer but i thought that was normal.

Well the Dr laughed at me this morning when he said he'd need a stool sample so i whipped one out of my bag haha. I collected it on a cadbury's egg and spoon, spoon and put it in one of my dads urine collection pots. He thinks she has gastroenteritis. He also said i have to watch her weight and start giving her bottles of cool boiled water so she doesn't eat to much. The HV said her weight was fine though as shes always followed the same centile line. I'm wondering is it because i mix feed? Maybe its time to start formula only.

Ditto spotty but D us 24 weeks. sad

Ds still won't go more than two hours in the day. He's over 19 weeks now and it's starting to get a bit much sad

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