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May 2013 thread our new and not so new arrivals

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Hi ladies

Just thought we could all really do with this. Rather selfish a its mostly for the thousand odd questions I have and things I'd like to share/ vent that no one else would understand.

We've all been together so long I even talk about you all to DP smile

rachywhite83 Thu 04-Jul-13 22:57:27

Thanks for all your advice. I fed him at 7 and he went straight down. fed him again at 10 so we will see how it all goes. I will let you know tomorrow !

gennyl1977 Fri 05-Jul-13 14:22:38

hi everyone. I'm new to this. have a gorgeous little boy born 20th may. also have a 5 year old son too.
Missing the support I had from a great antenatal then breastfeeding group the first time round so hoping this forum/chat will help.

rachywhite83 Fri 05-Jul-13 14:47:22

Welcome to the thread. We are all very friendly. We also have a Facebook page too.

I had a go at putting him down earlier with your suggestions. I put him down after his feed at 7. I gave him another one at 10 o clock. He woke up at 3:30 but kept having to put his dummy in. By 5 o clock he was screaming the house down so I fed him. he slept from 7:30-8:30. I think I will try him again in a couple of weeks.

gennyl1977 Fri 05-Jul-13 16:51:32

oooo can you send me the fb page link plssmile

DXBMermaid Fri 05-Jul-13 18:16:41

My little one hasn't done a proper long sleep all day... She fed ages this evening and had a relaxing bath. She has now finally gone down (it's 21.15 here) so hopefully this will be a long one. Will do a dreamfeed at midnight. So much crying and screaming today and lots of squirty nappies too. My poor little one and my poor nipples too! Apologies for the pity party blush

Rhienne Fri 05-Jul-13 21:20:48

Hi Genny and welcome. The FB group is secret, you need to be invited. Not sure if I can do it. Send me a PM with your FB name and I'll see if I can, or PM "SevenReasonsToSmile", she helped me. Take a look through our thread, and feel free to share your challenges and achievements!

Ooh Mermaid, sending you some sympathy. Hope you have a good night now.

I went for a really long walk today, then crashed at 19:30. blush DS has now been asleep for 4 1/2hrs, which is about his longest, so Im guessing thats it for long stretches tonight... Yawn!

tasmaniandevilchaser Sat 06-Jul-13 07:23:17

Hi genny, welcome! My lo was born the day before yours and I have an older dd (4 yrsold) I have been surprised how hard it is to juggle what they both need. I thought the baby would just lie there peacefully and let me get on with things, blush i go on the FB page more often now , see you over there!

tasmaniandevilchaser Sat 06-Jul-13 07:32:49

Purr how are you?

ButteryJam Sat 06-Jul-13 18:37:27

Is anyone finding that their LO is requesting a feed every hour/2 hours or so because of the hot weather?

ButteryJam Sat 06-Jul-13 18:37:58

Hi Genny, welcome! :-)

10storeylovesong Sun 07-Jul-13 07:18:10

buttery I've found the opposite during the day. He just wants to sleep when it's so hot, then feed when it's cooler in morning and evening. Just when we'd sorted his body clock out the hot weather comes along and messes it up!

Buttery T is taking an extra feed in the day as well as his usual cluster feed. So 9 bottles a day. I make up 5 oz and he is drinking 3 oz at most of them but sometimes 5oz at night. Plus I'm offering him water as well smile

gennyl1977 Mon 08-Jul-13 15:44:02

My LO has had a fever since overnight Friday and is just not feeding enough taking into the account the heat and his fever. He has
lived in a nappy since Saturday.
Going back to docs today as that's 3 days now. It was 39C when he was seen at hospital out of hours on saturday night and they've given me calpol for him. It brings it down to under 38 for a couple hours but then its back up again.

Bunnychan Mon 08-Jul-13 17:51:18

Oh dear genny hope your LO is better soon x

lollypopsicle Mon 08-Jul-13 21:09:24

Sorry to here your LO is poorly genny do they now the cause? Have they checked for infection? This heat is difficult enough for them without having a fever a well, poor thing.

DD has slept pretty much all day in this heat and am now paying the price. She is yet to settle for the evening and is currently in my arms after several unsuccessful attempts to put her in bed. As soon as she's settled I'll be off to bed too. She's feeding every hour and a half at night in this heat. Bloody knackered!

Paysnoir Wed 10-Jul-13 11:59:13

Hi- I hope I can join in? DD was born 13th May. DS is 4, very nearly 5. Readjusting to having two and recovering from a very difficult pregnancy. You all seem lovely!

shelly81 Wed 10-Jul-13 12:47:19

Hi pay I also have a DD born 27th may and 2 DS's who are 13 & 11 so I'm also adjusting to having a newborn again x

10storeylovesong Wed 10-Jul-13 14:55:51

How's lo genny?

Welcome pays!

Paysnoir Wed 10-Jul-13 18:31:31

Thank you for the welcome! This heat is tough on the little ones, isn't it? Rapidly approaching colic o'clock here.

tasmaniandevilchaser Wed 10-Jul-13 22:06:24

Hi pays, I've got a 4 yr old as well , we're all adjusting to life with our new arrival. I seem to spend all my time saying 'don't do that" and "do that" and "GENTLY!!!" Have you had all the school reception place hoohah as well?

tasmaniandevilchaser Wed 10-Jul-13 22:07:04

Genny how's your lo?

Paysnoir Thu 11-Jul-13 09:30:33

Luckily getting a school lace was pretty painless (we live next door to the school) but I am hearing you on the 'GENTLY!'- poor child has had his life invaded by a small screaming smelly thing and is coping quite admirably really. Better than I did when my sister was born (I cut her hair off with early learning centre scissors....).

Rhienne Thu 11-Jul-13 23:33:48

We saw our pediatrician today and he agreed that DS' tongue connection is quite short and we got a referral to an ENT specialist. Have to see when we can get an appointment, and what they say.

Still sticking it out, some feeds ok, some less pleasant... But DS keeps getting bigger (astonishingly so- very typical BF baby bump on his growth chart) so he's getting what he needs, and his mouth is growing, and the magic 9 week mark when I could finally see the light at the end of the BF pain with DS1 is approaching!

Things will surely settle down to pain-free BF soon, right?!?!

<listening carefully to my own insistence and ignoring all voices of doubt>

DXBMermaid Sat 13-Jul-13 10:52:19

Rhienne, when you say tongue connection do you mean the membrane underneath i.e. a tongue tie?

My lo had hers snipped this week. BF is less painful but still struggle to get her to open her mouth wide enough sometimes.

Right on cue according to the wonder weeks book and app (is there an English app? I'm using the Dutch one) she is fussy, cries more, wants to be held lots and wants to be on the boob lots without really drinking. Reassuring to know what is happening and why, but doesn't make it any more pleasant. DH really struggles to deal with the crying. It aggitates him. For me it just makes me sad seeing her upset.

Rhienne Sat 13-Jul-13 20:28:48

Yes - tongue tie, frenelum or whatever you want to call it. I'm also in a non-english speaking country, so the way they refer to it here doesn't translate directly.

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