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These babies are going to be calm, easy and sleepy at all the right times, and we're brooking no argument about it!

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Biscuitsandtea Sun 07-Oct-12 05:09:09

In here ladies - the other thread was getting full up so I thought I'd better start a new one.....

Will do some links to / from this thread but in the meantime please make yourselves at home smile

<plumps up cushions and sets out a tray of cakes, pastries and tea and coffee>

ReturnOfTheMunx Mon 08-Oct-12 08:40:24

Just quickly, for scream with DD I used to keep cooled boiled water in a thermos and then make up her feeds half with hot water to kill off any nasties and then top up with the coiled water, made it the right temp straight away.

Decent night here, he slept in his basket between feeds so I am taking that as a small victory.

Will try to read back later and respond properly but I hope everybody is ok.

jaggythistle Mon 08-Oct-12 08:53:31

3 poos in an hour of being awake. c'mon DS2!

hawthers Mon 08-Oct-12 09:17:43

jaggy f was a million times a day pooer until his top teeth came through on Friday and since then he's down to one or two shock but then he's also suddenly having much less formula. Down from 20 odd oz to 10-12 ish. Am a bit worried. Seems happy enough though.

Alright alright who do I pm about fb?

JenFrankenstein Mon 08-Oct-12 09:55:17

PM me and I can do FB if you like

Biscuitsandtea Mon 08-Oct-12 10:06:20

I believe Jen or Musical have The Power for FB smile

So we got a doctors appt at 8:50. Ok I think, we can walk there - we'll aim to leave at 8:30 (ha ha ha ha ha ha). 8:20. Both DSs still asleep hmm. Then during the process of getting dressed DS1 managed to drop his cuddly toy down the toilet hmm (thank goodness before he'd wee'd in it!), DS2 did a poo/wee-all-over-his-clothes type of nappy change. Then we get out of the door and realise its tipping down. Back inside for a raincoat for ds1 and raincover for the pushchair. We left at 8:45 confused. DS1 then jogged along at the side of me bless him! We were only 5 minutes late hmm. I hate being late for the doctors but the nice receptionist I think could see I looked somewhat frazzled and didn't give me a hard time!

All that and there is nothing wrong with him!

Glad to hear there are some better nights going on and dd isn't too bad with the cp pomme - I don't k ow whether to hope he's gets it 'properly' and has it out of the way, or just mildly?

Biscuitsandtea Mon 08-Oct-12 10:07:38

Hawthers with the formula thing for F could it be that he's getting used to taking the bottle with those teeth? Either the feel of the teeth or it could still be sore there so it might be harder for him to drink?

jaggythistle Mon 08-Oct-12 10:08:03

hawthers we've only got one bottom tooth and one on its way, could be a teething dribbly thing. smile he's been fairly snotty for a week or so too which doesn't help. I'd almost got used to only the 3 or 4 poos a day there.

no more poo yet. almost got him down for a nap but shock DS1 wanted a wee and actually told me so i had to take him while feeding DS2. this is not so easy with a nearly 20lb monster baby. grin nearly got away with it till DS1 crashed the toilet seat down.

jaggythistle Mon 08-Oct-12 10:11:30

haha biscuits that's what I'm like getting out. i always look a bit deranged by the time i hit reception.

we've tried to explain to DS1 about being careful not to drop toys in the toilet, but they do like to carry stuff about eh!

Biscuitsandtea Mon 08-Oct-12 10:12:29

Wow jaggy impresses at feeding baby and taking ds1 to the loo. Especially with a 20lb baby!

Biscuitsandtea Mon 08-Oct-12 10:14:16

Yes Jaggy he said 'it was only an accident, he fell out from under my chin' hmm. I suggested that maybe under his chin wasn't the most secure way to carry but apparently that is the 'easiest' way. Obviously hmm

jaggythistle Mon 08-Oct-12 10:31:38

DS1 holds his toy above his head! he is not especially confident with holding his own willy so we're having to do it a lot to avoid accidents while we argue about it. after successful wee I've just had to empty some poo out of his pants. sigh. at least he hadn't sat on it. he seems to wait till v last minute with poo.

NinjaChipmunk Mon 08-Oct-12 10:48:10

just briefly scream i do similar to what munx said re formula. for a 6oz bottle i stick in 2oz boiling water and 6 scoops formula, mix then add 4oz cooled boiled water from fridge. v quick and perfect temp.
will post longer later x

V bad night here. M in bed at 7.30 then up at 9.30, 11, 12 and 1, at which point she decided this was time to get up. hmm Refused to sleep, wasn't feeding, just biting my nipple pensively (owww!), gurgling away to herself and wriggling, but howling loudly if I tried to put her in the cot and go back to bed. She finally fell asleep at 2.15, only to wake up at 5 and repeat the process. I got her back to sleep at about 6.20 that time, and DH's alarm went off at 6.30. Gaaah. In the end I begged DH to take the day off work (it's the start of his new holiday year so he could) so I could sleep in. Just as well he did, because my tummy is not reacting well to the vast quantities of food/gluten it had yesterday and it is nice to have someone else on hand to hold the baby while I dash to the loo. The glamour...

Biscuits, that sounds like a v fraught doctor's appt! I am hopeless at getting to ours on time, but our GP is always running an hour late even if you have the second appt of the day. How she manages this I don't know! Last time I was so angry that I was seriously considering phoning ahead to ask what the current waiting time was and staying at home for it.

pommedechocolat Mon 08-Oct-12 12:13:14

Oh my god. You're all REAL.

And very beautiful, with gorgeous children.

grin at Pomme. Just for you lot am considering uploading a lot more pics.

DreamingOfPeace Mon 08-Oct-12 13:40:59

How do I send my fb link? Dying to get on this group... Have had a quick fiddle- is it something I can do on my phone? <clueless> its an HTC not an iPhone if that makes a difference...

Really struggled in the night and this morning to get dds temp down below 39. She's grotty. So's B. S a happy ish pooer. Gah. She's half asleep on me now...
too, excellent powers of persuasion with Dh did you have to bribe him?! I sympathize, was a terrible night here too, except exchange howling and drugging for gurgling and wanting to play. Except S, he shat a lot but escaped my liberal Calpol doses....

DreamingOfPeace Mon 08-Oct-12 13:42:52

Yeah, do it too!!!

Me too smile

When I get the secret society that is...

And from your pics on here, I think you fit your description with your dc pomme

pommedechocolat Mon 08-Oct-12 13:55:01

dream - pm Jen re fb! God, hope your 3 babies get better soon!

hawthers Mon 08-Oct-12 14:36:59

Feel like I've hijacked the ttc brookers fb page. Is it insensitive to put up pics of my boys? Don't want to cause any issues for anyone.

DreamingOfPeace Mon 08-Oct-12 14:48:11

I've pm'ed but still can't figure out the fb link I'm to send, too thick and tired?!

It does feel a little like we've taken over Hawthers blush I'm hoping that maybe No Brooker babies are seen as evidence of the power of No Brooking, rather than the negative emotions sometimes generated by random old school friend baby photos?! I mean none of us is insensitive enough to say "oh I just got pregnant by accident!" or any of the other thousands of unintentionally insensitive things other people say on FB.

Pomme that's EXACTLY what I came on here to write! You're all real!!!!!! Soooo crazy! I'm loving the baby photos, especially of the older DC who I haven't seen so much of on MN. Also loving the various wedding photo albums! Plus Scarlet, your CA hol looks AMAZING!!!!!

Thanks for the formula prep advice, that sounds like a perfect compromise. Munx and Ninja I know it's a stupid question, but what container are you storing your cooled boiled water in? Normal plastic bottles melt if you put boiling water in, a thermos won't allow the boiled water to cool, and I'm struggling to find a BPA-free jug! What are you using?

<Heads back over to FB for more rubber-necking.> It's going to be tough keeping up with the FB page, the antenatal thread AND this thread! I haven't been on the ttc thread in AGES!

Biscuitsandtea Mon 08-Oct-12 14:56:23

Dream if you have just PM'd your real name and enough detail that they can find you (so I gave my name and described my profile and cover pics) you should be fine smile

Biscuitsandtea Mon 08-Oct-12 15:01:48

Agree with what Scream says about the whole baby vs ttc thing.

Scream could you put the water in normal baby bottles if you left it for say 10 mins once its boiled? So if you boiled it first thing in the morning, leave it for 10 mins and then stick it in the fridge? That way you could measure out the right amount ready to go too. So like Ninja said if you're doing 6oz water, then you do 2oz boiling, add the 6 scoops powder and then you could have a 4 oz bottle ready to just pop in. I guess that uses a lot of bottles though perhaps?

I was thinking I might end up doing that Biscuits, thanks for the suggestion. I was hoping to be able to put the water in one big container, so it takes up less fridge space and I can keep the bottles free for mixing the formula. That way I'll have enough bottles to last a whole day. Whereas this way I guess I need one sterilised bottle to mix up the concentrated formula, and another sterilised bottle with the cooled boiled water. So I'll be doing twice as much sterilising/cleaning and won't have another bottles in one batch to last the day sad I had no idea ff had these complexities! I'm still loving not pumping though grin

<Annnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddd back to FB!>

hawthers Mon 08-Oct-12 15:16:39

With the formula thing I make them as I need them by boiling the kettle, pouring in the right amount of water, adding the powder, shake it up then stand it in a bowl full of cold water. This gets it cooled down in about 10-15 mins. As f has bottles at regular times its easy to get these ready in time. Less useful for the zero to starving babies though!

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