High Needs Baby Support Group (thread IV)

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Yoohooo! Over here!

<Waves>

The last thread was filling up so I've started us a sparkling new one.

The original thread was to support those of us with babies fitting the following criteria:

1. Feeds frequently daytime
2. Feeds frequently nighttime
3. Needs to be constantly held
4. Wont sleep alone
5. Hates the car seat/pram
6. Short naps

Some of our babies have grown out of some of those now, but we're still here to support each other through the sleepless nights and noisy car journeys and to offer hugs, chocolate and wine to anyone who's struggling.

So if that list sounds familiar then come and join us as we delight in our active, inquisitive, curious and restless babies or toddlers!

PeggyCarter Mon 31-Dec-12 20:23:47

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Good idea Joyful. Happy New Year! Just about to break out the scrabble here.

PeggyCarter Mon 31-Dec-12 19:15:16

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Ah well done mini Puddle! How exciting. Maybe it will tire him out?

PeggyCarter Sat 29-Dec-12 08:31:28

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Natmu Sat 29-Dec-12 03:50:56

Joyful yes please to the choc sponge recipe smile.

It's so exciting that DS is walking. It always amazes me how much change they go through in one short year. I look at DS1 now and marvel at all that has been already for him.

We have inhaler thingy for DS1 who is 4 and still doesn't get the full effect of it because they're so difficult to use. If you feel at any point that DS is struggling or wheezing too much then go to A&E as they might want to nebulise him if the inhaler is not getting through.

Nightmoves Sat 29-Dec-12 01:45:03

tickle that's rough about your MIL. Hope she gets the help she needs soon. No wonder you are all concerned. Also just checked out those pics of the teeth/skull. Yuck!! Horror movie stuff! Explains all the shouting poor babies. We are STILL waiting on the top two. And DS has cold now too so have Vicks menthol plug in, rub for his chest, teething granules and calpol on the go. Feel like a pharmacist. He has been up since 10pm and has temp too. Poor soul <helps self to matchsticks and coffee>.

joyful happy belated birthday to Baby Joyful. That is rubbish about the wheezing. Is he/you managing with the spacer ok? They can be tricky at first for adults never mind trying to get a wee one to use it. Hope he feels better soon.

PeggyCarter Fri 28-Dec-12 18:48:08

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ticklemyboobsofsteel Fri 28-Dec-12 13:31:51

So, my non buggy sleeping toddler appears to have fallen asleep in his buggy. Tis a Christmas miracle! But it now means I'm stuck wandering the streets until he wakes up and the sky is threatening to unleash. Just like old times <nostalgic>

ticklemyboobsofsteel Fri 28-Dec-12 08:44:43

<waves to Oopla> Welcome! Come on in!

We had a lovely Christmas, ta. How was yours?

Hope everyone here is okay. Big cheers for the sleepers, and lots of <caffeine and matchsticks> for the parents of the non-sleepers!

DS will be 18 months in January. I don't know where the time has gone. Looking back, it has flown by. But when in the middle of the sleepless nights of his first year, it felt like eternity grin He's working on his canines at the moment (only his two-year molars to go after that! He's more teeth than baby!) and one has finally poked through up top - it looks evil, all pointy and pain-inducing. I sure won't miss teething when it's all over - they must suffer so much with it. I was shown a picture of a child's skull before they begin teething the other day - it looks horrendous! If you've not seen it, Google it but maybe make sure you've not just eaten and are sitting down I'm not sure where I thought the teeth came from, but I found it shudder-inducing!

DH is with his MIL at the moment. She is really struggling. She's always had mental health issues and we think she's bi-polar. But her anxiety is through the roof at the moment - it's terrifying how much she has changed in just the past few months. Lots of really concerning behaviour. She's having yet another assessment today - am hoping there will be another change in her medication as the anti-anxieties are clearly not working. Never seen her like this. I'm worried that, if nothing helps, she will need more care than either DH, his sister and myself can give her sad

Blimey, what an essay. Hope you're all well <snaffles brownie, gobbles it up>

Oopla Fri 28-Dec-12 00:24:38

Hello waves can I join in please?
After 10 months of torturous behaviour I think it's time I admitted that my 3rd baby is in fact high needs. Or a baby terrorist grin

Have you all had a nice Christmas?

LittleToyMakingMachine Thu 27-Dec-12 20:45:34

Mmm brownies.

A sleeping baby in a sling sounds lovely. smile

Natmu Thu 27-Dec-12 20:42:26

Just been baking your vegan brownies Joyful as I've had almost NO treats over Christmas. They're fab! Had a very tiring few days. DS2 not doing sleep day or night time because we were in so many different houses. DS1 absolutely beside himself with excitement and DSD wanting to stay up and do teen chat with me until early hours. I'm not complaining as all these things are lovely (apart from the no sleep) but I do feel a bit thinly spread now grin. DS2 had marathon sleep in the sling this afternoon (during brownie making) so hopefully we'll have a good night tonight.

How about everyone else?

PeggyCarter Thu 27-Dec-12 18:39:34

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LittleToyMakingMachine Wed 26-Dec-12 11:46:57

Merry Christmas! Hope the rest of your day was ok.
No sleeping DS here, as we had to stay in my mum's last night due to a huge electric fire in our road resulting in no electricity, heating etc. He did sleep a little bit in his cot but then was very unsettled even in with us.

I was so proud of him yesterday at the family gathering in the morning, as I was holding him and he put his arms out to his uncle. Small steps but big steps to us smile

TheJoyfulChristmasJumper Tue 25-Dec-12 12:56:34

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ticklemyboobsofsteel Tue 25-Dec-12 08:16:27

Merry Christmas to all you lovely ladies. I hope Santa brings you and yours everything you wished for and that you have a great day x

Nightmoves Tue 25-Dec-12 00:29:45

Happy Christmas! Hope everyone has a lovely festive time.

LittleToyMakingMachine Mon 24-Dec-12 21:12:12

...and of course a huge Merry Christmas everyone x

LittleToyMakingMachine Mon 24-Dec-12 21:11:32

That's brilliant Joyful! Hope it's a sign of good things to come.

TheJoyfulChristmasJumper Mon 24-Dec-12 21:09:52

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Natmu Mon 24-Dec-12 19:47:32

Happy birthday for tomorrow little Joyful. Is he feeling any better with the antibiotics?

All quiet here at the moment. Did Christmas dinner today as DH is working tomorrow sad. DS1 alternating between Wii and NORAD. He is extremely excited but also extremely tired. Good combination I think! DS2 asleep in my arms after first failed attempt at putting him down. Still got some wrapping to do so praying for free arms soon.

Happy Christmas to everyone wine

TheJoyfulChristmasJumper Mon 24-Dec-12 17:23:07

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LittleToyMakingMachine Mon 24-Dec-12 16:29:12

Well stop watching NORAD and get on with it wink
Only joking I've been obsessed with it all day and it is sending me into a totally frenzy of excitement!
Happy birthday to your DS for tomorrow.

winewinewinewine all round.

TheJoyfulChristmasJumper Mon 24-Dec-12 16:16:00

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