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November 2012 - GTbaby is back! Hooray hooray!

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StuntNun Mon 01-Apr-13 17:48:16
ValiumQueen Mon 01-Apr-13 17:57:43

Ha ha! Very good!

MissMummy1 Mon 01-Apr-13 18:00:33

grin

Donnadoon Mon 01-Apr-13 18:14:38

smile

PurplePidjin Mon 01-Apr-13 18:21:57

brew

Pikz Mon 01-Apr-13 19:17:15

Poke

fruitpastilles Mon 01-Apr-13 19:26:56

Welcome back GT smile

Welcome back flowers

BigPigLittlePig Mon 01-Apr-13 19:36:30

<pulls up chair and awaits tales of GTs travels>

GTbaby Mon 01-Apr-13 19:37:04

Hello everyone. A thread named after me. How chuffed am I.

I'm now 13 weeks. My first scan is Thursday. A bit nervous. Also starting to stress about finding out sex. If I'm having a boy I'm worried ill be upset. Well I know ill be upset. I really want a girl. Really really really want a girl. Oh dear. Not gona think about it. Yet.

Anyway. Fab day at harrods.

BigPigLittlePig Mon 01-Apr-13 19:43:34

GT maybe the next one could be a girl, if this one was another boy?? wink

ChasingDaisy Mon 01-Apr-13 19:47:08

I welcomed you back on the other thread but seems more appropriate to do so here smile. <waves> I don't think you know me but the quiche have been awesome to me in your absence smile

daisychain76 Mon 01-Apr-13 19:50:21

Welcome back GT!

Feeling tired and fed up, so will go now.

ShellyBobbs Mon 01-Apr-13 20:19:47

Welcome back grin

Catbag Mon 01-Apr-13 20:58:30

grin

PennieLane Mon 01-Apr-13 21:36:22

Welcome back gt we missed you! FC for the scan, I think it's good to find out then you'll have plenty of time to get used to it either way!

itsnotyouitsMeals Mon 01-Apr-13 21:54:34

Hey GT am a long term stalker lurker who emerged from hiding about two threads ago. Welcome back. Meals x

Jims Mon 01-Apr-13 22:21:33

Hello GT hope you're glad to be home and that you're not feeling too sicky.

Chasing hang in there, you've had lots of great advice but it really does suck. Hopefully if the sun comes out more (please please let this be the case) you can get out more and it really does make a difference even if it's cold.

Quiche advice sought here - I was a bit worried I might take so long to type, it would get lost the way this thread moves. F had his hospital appointment about the UTIs on Thursday last week. They've decided he can come off the antibiotics (hurrah - but now hoping he doesn't get another one!). And he had his radioactive kidney scan which looked to be fine. On the downside, they weighed him as part of the check and he'd put on all of 100g in 4 weeks which gave me a bit of a shock as I wasn't expecting that despite him being really sicky. He's fallen to between the 25-50th centiles now from being a 9lb 10oz baby. He's alert, meeting developmental milestones etc. He's had a horrible cold from his brother for the last couple of weeks prior to this. He still sleeps ok at night too, occasionally waking for a feed but mostly going from a dream feed through till 6.30am.

The Dr we saw in the clinic took his history and gave us a prescription of ranitidine and domperidone for the reflux symptoms. He's been quite hard to feed, getting distracted, crying and pulling away from me so I was happy with this. But then she called back and said she'd spoken to the consultant who'd advised early weaning instead of the reflux meds. He's been trying to grab my bananas and putting them in his mouth to chew on, sits up ok with support so I didn't think it would be awful to start now. He's now coming up to 21 weeks on Thursday and I've given him tiny bits of baby rice and let him chew on a banana once since then. But today I gave him a proper couple of tablespoons of banana and then he did about 5 greenish poos when normally he goes several days without one so I'm wondering whether it's a bit early still. My current thinking is to maybe leave it a couple of weeks as the doctor will never know. Or go back to just a tiny bit of baby rice to make things a bit thicker in his tummy. In my head I know milk has more calories and that he looks and acts fine so he probably is, but my heart just wants him to put on weight better!

YW have a question for you - I went dairy-light (I know you say you have to go dairy free if it's to help reflux but couldn't quite manage it!) and then had a couple of days at my in-laws where I had milk on cereal. I've since had trouble with most dairy products - causing quite bad stomach upsets over the last month. I know I need to go and see the GP (again) about it but seem to recall your dietician said this can happen with dairy. Did she give you any advice on how to reintroduce it? Is it just a take it slowly thing? Really hoping this hasn't affected F's weight gain.

Limpit80 Mon 01-Apr-13 23:01:51

Hello Gt pleased to meet you. Am also recently de-lurked! grin

StuntNun Mon 01-Apr-13 23:13:01

Jims bananas can make nappies very interesting indeed so it could just be that. There's probably no reason why you shouldn't start weaning now if it would help with the reflux but I'm sure someone else on this thread was advised to wait longer due to reflux. Calorie-wise milk is probably as good as anything for weight gain, I can't see carrot or baby rice having a lot of calories. But with all the illness lately maybe a bit of extra milk would help catch up on the weight gain.

Lily311 Tue 02-Apr-13 07:02:08

Welcomeback gt.

I am shocked. She slept through. She went to sleep at 6.50 and woke at 6.50. On Sat night she was up every hour. Sun night every 2 hours. Whatever happened, pls last.

YellowWellies Tue 02-Apr-13 07:57:16

Jims yep I was advised to wean later to protect DS' stomach - but I'm dairy free and he is sticking to his centile - so it's a different kettle of fish. If I were still exposing him to dairy then I think I'd be advised to wean early to reduce the damage to his stomach and colon. I've been warned to expect D&V when reintroducing it to my diet - am off to see the dietician on 12th April for weaning advice so I will know more then and let you know.

8.30 - 3 then 3.15 - 7.40. Get in! Feeling like shit, think have caught another bug off my sister's kids - am making today a duvet day. This is worse than when I smoked - when I seemed to catch everything! Little children are contagious wee beasts.

Morning. Up once during the night but can't blame her since she spent several days hardly eating. MUch better this morning. I am hoping that when she was checked over yesterday she was scared into getting better the thorough clean and check of the ear helped. Fingers crossed.

First day of the full time SAHM life for me today. DD1 no longer goes to nursery. And the house already looks like a bomb's hit it. Oh well..

kirrinIsland Tue 02-Apr-13 08:13:47

Yay to lily and YW I bet that feels good smile

Would it be horribly selfish to give N a bit of formula so I can actually sleep somewhere along the way? It seemed like such a good idea when I was in the depths of despair last night, but in the cold light of day I'm not so sure.

Off to the zoo today. Might be a bit chilly but it'll be good to get out.

Sophiathesnowfairy Tue 02-Apr-13 08:31:53

jims rather than trying raw fruit I would make up some purees. I think the cooking gets rid of any bacteria and also, obviously, makes it easier to make purees.

O has been dropping off his line and I was told that he might be better weaned as he has never really seemed to like milk much. He loves his food and we have increased the amounts over the 2 1/2 weeks we have been doing it. He feels like he had put on weight, though I have yet to have him weighed. But he generally seems like a happier baby tbh.

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