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June 2013 - thread 9 - not many babies left to arrive now :-)

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MrsBri Sat 15-Jun-13 08:37:03

New thread as we appear to be talking a fair bit!

Lets hope we've all given birth by the end of this one :-)

cyclecamper Sun 07-Jul-13 16:16:13

Congratulations everyone smile

Babycamper is now 8 weeks old and 7lbs 7oz (3.48kg). He's finally growing into the newborn sized stuff! grin


BumbleBee2011 Fri 05-Jul-13 00:44:31

Ooh congrats AmI, look forward to your update (I've got some major catching up to do on the post-natal thread...)

Lovely name btw smile

MrsBri Thu 04-Jul-13 10:53:37

I think so, sparkle, as far as regular posters are concerned.

Though have we heard from Gina?

Withalittlesparkle Thu 04-Jul-13 02:17:53

Congrats Ami smile

Are we all June due dated out?

MrsBri Wed 03-Jul-13 23:36:15

Congrats, AmI...let's all head over to the grads' thread now!

Pink, that's great. Can you train Amy to sleep in her Moses basket please?!

pinkapples Wed 03-Jul-13 22:12:03

Awww congrats aml beautiful name grin

Just like to say hubby and I have had a very lovely evening Theiah has slept in her carrycot since 6pm! Hubby's feeding her again now so we managed to have dinner together!

AmIGoingMad Wed 03-Jul-13 22:09:04

Hello! Not had time to read and catch up yet.
Baby Elodie Grace born today by c section. 8lb 15!
Will update properly when I get the chance.

pinkbear82 Wed 03-Jul-13 14:46:28

ah I'm so pleased to hear that! don't blame you for still going back next week - think that's very Wise.
Glad there's an improvement in everything.

pinkapples Wed 03-Jul-13 14:41:43

Things are ok pinkbear nipples are looking better woohoo! grin Boobs still a bit sore and are like rocks unless I express
Bleeding has now slowed again pink and watery not red grin still going to the doctors next week so they can check my womb but hopefully it will have come down grin and iron tablets are ok except now tmi my bm are black! Lovely jubbly

pinkbear82 Wed 03-Jul-13 14:36:33

pink how are things today? hope you a feeling a bit better.

AlohaMama Wed 03-Jul-13 12:11:02

rrreow cloth for ds (real easy aios) but currently I sposies for dd till she grows a bit as our smallest nappies (baby gs) are still too wide for her between the legs. The sunshine here certainly helps with drying and bleaching though saying that the rain showers can be very heavy in a tropical kid of way - the washing often gets an extra rinse or two! We're probably going to have to go to sposies for a few months while our stuff is shipped as I don't think we'll have room in our plane luggage. We'll see what space we've got though. Will check out that other thread.

rrreow Wed 03-Jul-13 10:25:20

Rue, we never got on with tots bots AIOs. I think it was to do with DS1s shape. The bamboozles work a treat though, as well as any other shaped nappy.

I totally understand your excitement on the change bag front grin I treated myself to a babymule backpack. I'm so excited every time I use it!

Aloha oh yes I know what you mean. DS1s trousers always fall down when he's in sposies! Are you cloth bumming as well then? Imagine the laundry dries a lot quicker over there than in the UK! I get all excited about sunshine and putting the nappies outside and by the end of the day I'm running to get them in before they get rained on!

All you cloth bum mums should come join on the nappy chat thread: or even if you're just considering it, we can give advice!

forgetmenots Wed 03-Jul-13 09:43:02

MrsBri my DS is an arm waver too (acrobat tendency!?) but if he is sleepy enough and I can get him into a swaddle he does sleep longer. It's rare though. Apparently they get stimulated by their own arms moving about as they don't realise it's them iyswim! Definitely try it if you can time it right smile

Thinking of you today AmI - looking forward to an update!

MrsBri Wed 03-Jul-13 08:12:23

Amy isn't keen on swaddling as she's an arm waver! She just wakes herself up in her bid to escape!

But, she finally went down at about 4, so I've had a bit of sleep. Thankfully DH was helping me last night so I got more than I could have done otherwise!

Normally the other 4 Ss work a treat! :-/

pinkapples Wed 03-Jul-13 06:58:39

Swaddling is working a treat for Theiah at the moment always thought it was overrated but the last couple of days it's really calmed her grin

AmIGoingMad Wed 03-Jul-13 06:15:16

Thank you for messages- will update when I can!

AlohaMama Wed 03-Jul-13 06:06:25

I'm sure at this point you've tried everything (in fact hopefully you're both asleep). If not have you tried the 5 S's - shhing, swaddling, swinging/swaying, sideways, sucking. I think that is them. Ds would never settle unless swaddled and the sideways swaying worked too. Hope you get some sleep.

MrsBri Wed 03-Jul-13 03:16:19

Baby still isn't settling :-(

Not sure what we can do with her now. Nightmare.

Steffanoid Wed 03-Jul-13 02:13:31

Mrs bri sounds like you've got a bottomless pit not a baby! we've got tge night time feed down now, Ethan has boob while oh makes a bottle then goes to him while I express then by the time they're finished so am I, amazing how much longer it takes in.the day alone

MrsBri Wed 03-Jul-13 01:04:00

Good luck later, AmI. :-)

I have a crying baby who insists she's hungry after 4 boobs of milk. :-/ DH is changing her in the hope of settling her. If not, it's back to me to nurse. Joy!

AlohaMama Wed 03-Jul-13 00:49:30

rrreow cloth butts make a big difference in size don't they! Even with ds at 2.2 if I put him in sposies his age 3 shorts fall down, with the cloth age 4 are a bit tight, you almost need two wardrobes.

oooh fancy bag rue!!

hope you're feeling better pink.

I'm confused now, am I supposed to be posting on this thread or the new one? Both seem to be growing strong or will this one just keep going till we run out of space then move over to the post-natal one???

RueDeWakening Tue 02-Jul-13 22:57:56

Pink I think the bleeding is normal - first 2 times I bled for a full 6 weeks, this time it gave up after just less than 5 weeks (although I carried on with the protection as I didn't quite believe it had stopped...). Hope the doctor is happy with things though.

rrreow M looks like he'll grow out of his 0-3 stuff soon, he'll be 7 weeks old on Thursday. He's going to grow out of it before he's worn half of it I reckon. And I'm trying again with cloth tomorrow after he's had his 6 week measurements done - tried last week with size 1 tots bots and he leaked out of every single one in less than 2 hours, I'm going with size 2/btp flexitots and bamboozle stretchies this time so fingers crossed!

I've got a slightly poorly M with a snotty nose and a really sore bum (bloody DH "forgot" to change his nappy last night after giving him some expressed milk...). He's crying with every poo/nappy change and if nappy free you could use him as a beacon shock but he's finally gone to sleep so fingers crossed he gets a decent length before waking up again - it's been a looooong day.

And, just because DS2 is my last baby, I've ordered a fancy Radley changing bag off ebay and just got notification that it's shipped grin let's hope it's as nice as it looked in the pictures! I've not had a "proper" changing bag with either of the others, and figured it was now or never. And I can use it as an overnight bag afterwards. You can never have enough bags, right?

rrreow Tue 02-Jul-13 22:17:33

We co-sleep learner (didn't even get a crib this time). Z has been having a hard time with wind which means his sleeping is so crap and mine too as a consequence. I did find a really helpful article on kellymom though about oversupply and forceful letdown. Following the tips from that so hoping for gradual improvement. Poor Z also seems to have his first cold, so him being bunged up also doesn't help.

learnermummy Tue 02-Jul-13 21:54:25

They're supposed to help them heal rreow but I'm to go back in 10 days if no improvement.

My little girl is having a feeding frenzy tonight, crying every time I put her down hmm. Choc biscuits are helping! I cope with nights by co sleeping, don't really have to wake up to feed her then! Made easier by these warm nights so can manage without duvet.

rrreow Tue 02-Jul-13 21:44:24

Pink, it's so tough when they cry a lot isn't it? Really drives you crazy especially as you're doing so much. It's pretty relentless.

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