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Sept 2010 - Another 6 months past, it's going too fast!

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comixminx Wed 11-Apr-12 21:32:47

Our lovely new thread for the September 2010 babies. Dive in folks!

cinnamongreyhound Wed 11-Apr-12 21:40:59

Yay, thank you comixminx! Hope your friends baby continues to be happier. My new baby was already ready more settled today than yesterday, he makes Luke look so big and grown up though sad

BeaditAli Thu 12-Apr-12 00:43:04

Marking! Bonjour grin

newmum001 Thu 12-Apr-12 07:53:32


cinnamongreyhound Thu 12-Apr-12 23:14:51

Have taken your advice sassy34264 and ordered myself a pair of size 12 jeans so watch this space.......

Luke said 'no more' and 'chocolate' today, considering he's my second I'm way too excited about these things!

I've got the day off tomorrow to do something nice with ds1 before he goes back to school on monday sad. His choice of day out so we're off the the dinosaur park again!! Hope it doesn't rain on us, and I'm finally getting my haircut in the morning before we go. Hurray!!!

diddlybop Fri 13-Apr-12 09:03:09

ooh! Shiney new thread!!!

Cinnamon I tended to go by routine with both mine. They were fed/put to bed without neccessarily showing signs, I just knew they were ready & caught them before they got past it. Hope it goes ok with the school run.

we had a lovely few days away in Scarborough building sandcastles and splassing in the rockpools. The boys both loved it. We called in at The Deep on the way home. Will never go there in the hols again! It was crazy & Olly was a nightmare. He wanted to walk but it was too busy. He doesn't do holding hands so was just running off!

cinnamongreyhound Sat 14-Apr-12 16:31:41

My size 12 jeans came today and they fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry ridiculously excited!!!

sassy34264 Sat 14-Apr-12 19:46:01

i knew it! you cant loose that much weight and only go down one dress size. good for you sweet! x

cinnamongreyhound Mon 16-Apr-12 07:12:19

Glad you had a good break diddlybop, other than the crowds was the deep good? Dh wants to go sometime!

For those still bf quick question, quite often after his milk in the morning Luke toddles off and has a drink of water and I am wondering if he's actually getting enough/any milk. I can hear him swallowing but wondered if it's just saliva as he's sucking a lot? I assume he wouldn't suck for nothing but he does suck on his own mouth to soothe him when he's got his muslin by his face so wondering if it's similar. Still happy to continue but seems a bit daft he's get no actually getting anything.

comixminx Mon 16-Apr-12 18:14:34

I wonder too, cinnamon, especially as with being pregnant again I feel like my supply is less than it was. On the one hand sometimes Aphra has clearly been at the boob indicating real hunger that only goes away when we give her something more substantial like a bottle of warmed milk; on the other hand she's still keen and like you I find it hard to believe she'd suck for nothing! Who knows really. I will keep on for as long as she wants to I guess.

diddlybop Mon 16-Apr-12 21:35:38

oh no! i did a real monster post & forgot to press post!!!! i'll have to it all again!!! ah.........tomorrow!

sassy34264 Mon 16-Apr-12 22:19:28

i worried about colostrum comix for eva, if i was still bfing the twins. i didnt look into it cos jacob bit me and i stopped anyway, but how would it work with tandem feeding? probably a question for debs

comixminx Tue 17-Apr-12 12:43:03

There's quite a lot of stuff about tandem nursing on KellyMom, and it's research-based which is good. Myth 3 on the linked list talks about colostrum.

Dixiebell Tue 17-Apr-12 18:58:56

I wondered about colostrum too. Stopped bfing Arlo just before Xmas but I'm still producing milk (i mean it's there if I squeeze), even now I'm pg again. Anyone else had milk supply hang around after stopping? Was going to ask mw about it next week as I wondered if it wld affect supply next time round.

cinnamongreyhound Tue 17-Apr-12 19:10:26

I had milk for about 9 months after I stopped feeding ds1 at 15 months dixiebell. On the plus side it was much more regulated with Luke, didn't get the huge engorged breasts a five days after birth like I did with ds1 it just seemed to come in earlier but more gently with Luke.

Debs75 Tue 17-Apr-12 19:27:43

When I was pregnant with Lucy my milk did tail off a bit for dd2. It also changes taste a bit which can be offputting. It also didn't put dd2 off feeding and she helped build up my supply for Lucy.
I know I am still producing milk for Lucy and she still feeds several times a day. I don't get any engorgement now if I miss a day of feeding so my supply is pretty much established and I think it takes longer then just one day of not feeding to make a huge difference.
If you are comfortable with ffeding whilst pregnant and want to give tandem feeding a go then try it, your body soon gets used to the demand.
Oh and after dd1 I was producing milk for almost a year

sassy34264 Tue 17-Apr-12 23:18:54

i knew it was too good to be true- got through the whole of winter with only snuffles from the kids. isobel has been out of sorts all day- a bit hot, whinny and extremely tired. about 4.30 whilst in the car she throw up everything she had eaten, even the stuff from breakfast. it just kept coming and coming. she has been like a burning up little rag doll every since. i hate hate hate it when they're ill, its awful and to make it worse, i couldnt completely care for her cos i still have 3 more to see to.

it was dp's first day at his new job too. he drove to telford and back, did a 12 hour day and there was no tea made and i told him to get pizzas for us from the shop and he had to cook them. blush not going to make housewife of the year this year! oops

sassy34264 Wed 18-Apr-12 09:07:28

need a laugh

was crying laughing by page 2/3

sassy34264 Wed 18-Apr-12 09:11:33

oops that takes you to page 10!

page 1

diddlybop Wed 18-Apr-12 20:51:10

Evening all! I'm going to try to remember my monster post now!

Cinnamon The deep was great. Its a bit old for Olly but he did love it. Ds1 was a better age but still a bit young (he'll be 4 in Aug). I'd definately recommend it. Especially as ds1 is small enough to pass for an under 3!
And go you on the size 12s!

We're using our 1st ever paid babysitter on wed. She's the daughter of a friend who lives opposite us and 3 doors down. She's 15 in august but very mature for her age. Her mum will be in and so will my neighbour who knows her and my boys very well. I'll also only be 5 mins away and dh works in the village. I'm a bit nervous but my regular babysitter (my very close friend) has got herself pregnant and is starting to struggle so I can't rely on her anymore!
Does anyone know what the going rate for 14 year old babysitters is?? (bearing in mind i'm in Lincoln!)

Ollys been poorly again! He's got an awful chesty cough but its a bit better now tho cos if I tell him to cough he will! I'm thinking maybe the dr soon! sad

comixminx Wed 18-Apr-12 22:18:53

sassy, great thread you linked to! I also laughed out loud lots.

cinnamongreyhound Thu 19-Apr-12 16:39:31

Hope Isobel is feeling better and no-one else gets it sassy34264!

Did you get your choice of school diddlybop? It's been a nightmare for some here, not even got a place in our town or next village along but even further afield. So glad ds1 is already in so Luke will get priority. A lady I know from school pays her 15 year old babysitter $25 for an evening for her 3 children, not sure of the $ to £ conversion at the moment. I work for a babysitting agency called Sitters and they charge £6.10 an hour for me. It's not something I would consider but then I have my mum nearby and a very good friend next door so don't have to but I reckon £3 should be good.

Luke has been very whingey the last few days I feel really fed up, tired and lathargic. I was thinking we might be coming down with something but nothing so far. I haven't felt like this for a long time since I've been running and lost weight so a bit of a loss as to why. Ds1 has had a few broken nights sleep with nightmares but that hasn't affected Luke so not sure.

Debs75 Thu 19-Apr-12 19:47:16

Diddlybop we live near the Deep. It's great isn't it. Tis best to go when the dc's are at school and I think the best age to take them is 6-7 upwards. We took ds, dd2 and Lucy last year so a 2.5 and 6month old and dd2 was running all over.

Lucy managed to flip off our computer chair today and face plant on the laminate floor. She has a huge bruise on her forehead, one on her nose and a split lip. She looks worse then she feels and has been running around since with dd2

diddlybop Thu 19-Apr-12 20:54:55

We don't find out till monday Cinnamon I didn't think I was too bothered but I'm starting to get a bit nervous now! I was thinking about £3. Why does your friend pay in $??

cinnamongreyhound Thu 19-Apr-12 20:58:05

She's American, there are three huge USAF bases near us so lots of Americans! I assume her babysitter is American too but she was complaining about it being too much!

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