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July 2011 - Feeding, sleeping, burping!

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Eglu Fri 16-Sep-11 21:04:21

Hi all,

I thought I'd better start us a postnatal thread, since it's now September.

Think we should have a list of babies.

Eglu - DD - 26th June

prolificwillybreeder Wed 21-Sep-11 10:56:45

Hurray button! Glad your parcels are coming tomorrow!
I was going to say I heard Dr Brown bottles are good.

Don't tell anyone but both dc are asleep!
Both have colds and one has conjunctivitis sad

DS2 is following the 25th centile... I have no idea what that means. Finally had our 6 week yesterday, at 9 weeks!

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 11:07:49

Since 6am this morning the washing machine has been filled twice with ds's sicky stuff. I've run out of drying space and he's run out of clothes. He is unstoppable!

Have spoken to the paed dept. They're reviewing his case this afternoon. Fingers crossed they'll think of something else!

pwb ds is asleep on me but I'm too frightened to put him down as his 'sheet' is currently a towel as he's sicked on all the others!

prolificwillybreeder Wed 21-Sep-11 11:15:12

Oh bless him! Poor you! Trying to stay on top of the washing is hard enough!
Fingers crossed they think of something!

Oh my poor snotty, gunk eyed children! Full of calpol and and eye drops. I'm having a sad moment that I can't take away their suffering.
sad blardy hormones!

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 11:21:08

Tell me about it. I'm slightly phobic about being sick yet I'm there crooning away to him that I'd take it away if I could and be sick myself etc etc. I'm lying. I wouldn't. But it's the thought that counts wink

Though I guess it'd be one way to lose some baby bulge!

prolificwillybreeder Wed 21-Sep-11 11:27:07

Haha I am awful with sick. And milk for that matter when DS is being winded I practically hold my breath!
I have a horrible sore throat... I think they have inflicted their bug on me sad

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 11:39:02

Poor you. Rest up (ha), plenty of fluids and paracetamol.

prolificwillybreeder Wed 21-Sep-11 11:56:27

The fluids and paracetamol can do DrButton!
I think there is some berocca here somewhere too.

I'm sad a few of DS2 newborn sleepsuits don't fit anymore sad <sob>

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 12:23:05

grin ds has just gone into 3-6! He was getting a bit long for 0-3 but I've started using the cloth nappies which are quite bulky.

I know, I know. I'm moaning about washing then creating more hmm

nicolamumof3 Wed 21-Sep-11 12:34:59

Morning all, oh its afternoon already grin

we have a maxi cosi cabriofix for dd button, she doesn't seem to keen on either the seat or the car, which is fortunate as i don't drive!

She had an hour in cot this morning but been restless ever since. For once im on top of housework so don't mind rocking her in chair. Just had lunch and off out in a bminute. Think i may be safe to put washing out. We have tons of the stuff. DD normally goes through four tops a day at least plus i use loads of muslins (bibs no good get soaked right through)

How much milk is ds having now button? DD seems quite hungry this morning. She was up at 7am its normally nearer 8, means she will be due her next (after having one at 11am) at 3pm right slap bang on school run time. Great!

Off to get her weighed this afternoon, she is just going into 0-3m 9 weeks old today.

PWB hope your dcs' better soon, hard work isn't it. I had a cold which lasted over a week last week i felt dreadful dh had to take a day off at beginning of week i couldn't move!

Take care all and have a good afternoon x

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 12:59:45

Hi nic. Going back over my notes he's been taking 28-33oz, over the past fortnight. Though keeping variable amounts down. I'm not neurotic about things like that generally, but I know when (if) I get to see the paed she'll ask so I'm keeping notes!

Well, that's another full set of clothes done. I am so fed up. The whole damn house smells of sick. I'm not even sure the ranitidine is working really. He wasn't so bad yesterday, but today he seems really uncomfortable when he's sick. And he's back to being grumpy when laid flat.

I just know that when the paed looks at his notes today she'll see a thriving baby and say we don't need to be seen, just put up with it. I'd love to see these drs walk a day in my shoes and still remain sane.

RunDMC Wed 21-Sep-11 13:27:37

button I have a reflux boy here too and I hear you on the washing. To be fair it seems reasonably mild - as in we're only losing 2 out of 6 bottles a day and he's not often sick at night as he seems more relaxed.

We're just at the infant gaviscon stage which to be honest I don't think is really having a great effect but what has made a huge difference is putting a wedge under his head and upper half in the pram where he sleeps during the day, and crib at night. I've put the back of his bouncy chair right up too so when he sits in it he is practically upright and that seems to help. Also have taken to putting it on the changing mat too as any time I lie him flat he's sick straightaway and he screams in pain (is content the rest of the time) and coughs. I find the crying too much to bear - it makes me cry as he's so obviously hurting.

It seems he has really bad acid as well as the sickness. Weirdly the sickness doesn't really seem to bother him so much but I guess the acid is burning his wee throat.

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 13:35:25

Have you tried a dummy? I've always been dead against them but it really does help with the acid production and general contentment.

I'm using wedges in everything and it is just not helping. I don't think it's the sickness that is bothering ds - like yours it's the acid I think. Although, I do put him to sleep on his side as if he's on his back the acid makes him choke.

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 13:36:08

Sorry - makes him choke and then he becomes very distressed.

RunDMC Wed 21-Sep-11 13:46:46

yes the dummy definitely helps him.

sorry to hear the wedges/raising don't help, it's a nightmare isn't it.

got my HV coming tomorrow for the first time (ds is 6 weeks so that's another story !) so will be interesting to see what her take on it all is. My GP was happy to prescribe the gaviscon and wants to see him again in a fortnight but I don't want to wait that long if he needs ranitidine or similar.

nicolamumof3 Wed 21-Sep-11 14:51:29

just went to get isla weighed and mentioned her being sick. She said it could be 'true reflux' whatever the difference is? as its something which has recently started (the being sick) as opposed to from birth? Anyway i don't think it is as she doesn't seem in pain at all. Just a sick baby i think.

Button i noticed the anti colic tt bottles are a third off in sainsbo's but think you are sorted now aren't you.

dd weighs 11lb, doesn't seem much does it for 9wks? What i exected tho. they don't seem concerned. She's just so different to the boys not a very hungry baby, always goes four hours in day and only one feed in night. So i guess she's not going to be huge? Just going to look for ds3's red book see what he weighed as there was only 3oz difference in their birth weights so be good comparison. Then off to school run. And dd is due her bottle now so lets hope she can wait!!

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 15:05:01

yes i decided against the tt ones after reading dire reviews. the worst people say about the dr brown ones is that they are a little fiddly to wash whereas the tt ones were leaky, easy to break, unreliable etc.

all mine have been wildly different!

am on tenterhooks waiting for paed clinic co-ordinator to call. i really hope they'll see him. i'm really beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed and bogged down by it all sad

i'm trying to formulate a considered response for if they say they won't see him but i know that i'll just cry in reality.

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 15:57:27

Hooray. They want to see him but not until next Friday (30th). So I'm on countdown until then.

RunDMC Wed 21-Sep-11 17:35:27

glad you have a date to work towards although sorry it's a week away.

forgive me if I've missed this but do you think he could also be allergic to the formula ? was he as sick when you were feeding him yourself ?

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 17:43:46

Quite a lot but not as much.

There is def a large element of reflux there (with the undigested sick after 2-3hrs etc) but I am wondering if there may be something else at play as without gaviscon he's bringing up large amounts of milk at the beginning of feeds too. I'm taking him off the ranitidine and putting him back onto the gaviscon for now, but I'm also trying the dr browns bottles as of tomorrow and also asking gp if sma staydown might be an option as apparently you can get it on prescription.

Happy days eh?!

nicolamumof3 Wed 21-Sep-11 19:52:58

oh button hope the 30th comes quickly for you.

hv was asking me lots of questions about isla's sick! But if she's happy in herself and comfortable i shouldn't be worried should i?

buttonmoon78 Wed 21-Sep-11 20:04:32

If she's happy and you're happy then I'd ignore anyone trying to worry you. As long as she's happy and thriving then she might just be a 'happy spitter'!

hefner Thu 22-Sep-11 16:43:24

Oh button, poor you and DS. I hope the paed appointment and new bottles help.

Things are finally starting to feel a bit less chaotic for me, although I'm still nowhere near getting any housework done. Don't know how you manage with more than one!

SpannerPants, we're using nipple shields too as DD has never been able to latch on. I'm also expressing after each feed and bottle feeding because she can't feed efficiently and stays hungry no matter how long she breast feeds for. I think we're starting to turn a corner though - a few times recently she has seemed full after breastfeeding for about an hour which is a massive improvement. I would love it if I could stop expressing, I hate spending hours hooked up to a pump when I'd rather be playing with DD.

buttonmoon78 Thu 22-Sep-11 22:36:53

Shhh. I'm refusing to verbalise this in rl but it seems Dr Browns bottles might be having a good impact re wind.

Watch this space!

buttonmoon78 Thu 22-Sep-11 22:38:10

Oh, and managing is in the eye of the beholder. I think therefore I am grin

And I have terribly low standards...

Eglu Fri 23-Sep-11 09:00:22

My boys have almost finished their first week at their new school. They seem to have settled in amazingly well. Especially DS1 who can be very shy and doesn't take to change well. That means that my parental guilt can ease a bit.

DD is doing great apart from the deciding to be hungry when we need to do the school run.

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