November 2012 - the birthplosion (thanks Peaky)

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StuntNun Tue 13-Nov-12 09:56:55

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NervousAt20 Tue 13-Nov-12 10:15:10

Marks place

DesperateHousewife21 Tue 13-Nov-12 11:54:26

Marking place

Catbag Tue 13-Nov-12 13:47:52

Marking place also smile

daisychain76 Tue 13-Nov-12 16:55:10

Marking place. My aim by the end of this thread is to have a bedtime routine in place. l‘ve said it so l have to do it now smile

DebussyHead Tue 13-Nov-12 17:28:04

Marking place

GTbaby Tue 13-Nov-12 20:28:13

What is a good bed time routine? Timings, tasks etc?

daisychain76 Tue 13-Nov-12 21:36:19

Gtmy ideal would be to start around 6 give a bath, a bit of a massage, pop baby in nightcllothes/gro swaddle,, feed in darkened, quiet bedroom, give a cuddle, pop in cot sleepy but awake and with mozart cd playing (don‘t have a cot mobile). Starting at 6 for bed at 7.
Now if anyone can tell me how you do that and get 2 other dcs to bed as well l‘d be truly grateful smile

PetiteRaleuse Wed 14-Nov-12 10:32:44

Marking place. DM was here the last week but has gone now so should be able to post more.

DonnaDoon Wed 14-Nov-12 10:55:43

smile Good morning everyone...Im still waiting to hear if my dd is the only baby on here with baby acne sad She is otherwise fine though so I musnt moan ...just cant take many photos and when people peer into the pram Im almost embarrassed about the state of her little face and have to explain about it and no one else has heard of it

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Wed 14-Nov-12 11:08:06

Popping over to mark place

GTbaby Wed 14-Nov-12 14:43:08

Daisy I like ur bed time routine. Except for Mozart. Will have to put together a chill out play list grin although thinking about it I can think of no songs which r soothing but happy. hmm

blonderthanred Wed 14-Nov-12 17:18:17

Donna mine got very bad milk spots on his face which came up with every feed but faded after and very angry pimples on his head which went after a few days washing gently in water.

I don't know what is classed as baby acne, it may be trickier to get rid of? It is difficult when you want to show off your perfect baby (who still is perfect!) but we made a sort of joke of it, I told him he needed to clear them up for photos but I still took loads. Loads of babies are blotchy, yellow, spotty or squished but they are beautiful just the same and then blossom even more as they grow.

ValiumQueen Wed 14-Nov-12 17:29:56

daisy I too would like to know how to do that with three kids! Last night I had one upstairs screaming for a mummy cuddle, one downstairs screaming for food, and one asleep grin. Usually DH puts the girls to bed while I feed little one. He works late one day a week though. Bastard grin

I am feeling like I am winning today after my success at the school run. I will take DD1 to school in the morning and walk into the village. My mum is still taking DD2 to nursery as that is a car ride away. I plan to try the car at the weekend.

My wound had no ooze today! I am also dressed!

horseylady Wed 14-Nov-12 17:50:55

Vq brilliant!! It's good to achieve stuff and have no ooze!! We did the horses twice, walked the dogs though puppy dog was an absolute shit and will be undergoing serious training!!! Little horror bag!! We then did some food shopping and are now home!! About to feed little one. Need to grow some and make up powdered milk but that will be tomorrow's task!! I keep being told different ways to make the milk up. General consensus is make up the days in the morning??!! I'm not sure. Doing one at a time though seems a faff. The premade stuff is so easy!!

ValiumQueen Wed 14-Nov-12 18:07:15

The pre-made stuff is expensive! The advice is to make a bottle at a time. I would make them all in the morning as it is too much of a faff as you say.

Chunkychicken Wed 14-Nov-12 18:09:44

YW my DS has been having lots of green poos, but assumed its just down to wind. But then he's only just 3 days & my milk is just coming in, so figure it'll settle down as my supply sorts itself out. Interesting to hear about your GP's ideas though. Funny how many different 'expert' opinions people have on breastfeeding...

horseylady Wed 14-Nov-12 18:39:32

Thanks vq!! It is very pricey!!! Right tomorrow I'll have a go. Perhaps I'll make up what I can as I go then do the rest (like overnights!!) in bulk?!

My other question those of you using growbags (sleeping bags) do you put mittens on?

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Wed 14-Nov-12 18:58:34

Marking place, just about to do bedtime for two DC so will pop on and catch up properly during one of the many hours I'm going to be up tonight.

ValiumQueen Wed 14-Nov-12 19:21:18

No mittens needed horsey unless outside and very cold. They will have cold hands anyway. I remember camping with DD2 at 6 weeks and it was below freezing at night. Her little hands were ice cubes but it never bothered her. I had a thermometer and woke frequently to check and add more layers. They are quite hardy things, and heat is more of a danger at this age.

I have set the cot up for tonight. Put him in it earlier and he loved it, and the mobile got his approval. Movement monitor all linked up. I am hoping he might perhaps sleep tonight. I will miss him in the bed though if he does.

If my mum said 'rod for your own back' once today, she said it a dozen times. I love her dearly, but as I am her youngest at 43, things have changed!!!

DesperateHousewife21 Wed 14-Nov-12 19:42:51

Are nipples meant to bleed? I'm worried her latch isn't right because it hurts so much when she starts a feed.

Elizadoesdolittle Wed 14-Nov-12 19:49:18

Marking place. Am about to start feeding E again. Gave her her first wash this evening and she didn't scream blue murder so I consider it a success! Am getting better at the one handed feeding so hope I will be able to post whilst feeding soon. Am determined to show the midwifes that she doesn't need formula. Hopefully it will work out as I planned. I don't understand, I thought the midwifes are supposed to be pro breast feeding but at the first sign if trouble (which I don't think I'm in anyway) they suggest formula. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it but its my baby and I should decide how I want to feed her. Rant over smile

horseylady Wed 14-Nov-12 19:54:05

Vq brill!! I was just checking. Would be pointless though as he removes them in seconds!! Bless him!!

My mother has said the same to me he likes cuddles what does it matter?! He sleeps in the Moses basket but when he's hysterically crying, he needs holding!!

ValiumQueen Wed 14-Nov-12 20:11:19

Socks on little hands are better than mittens any day.

Nipples should not bleed. Latch may well be wrong. Are you using a decent nipple cream? This baby is the only one that has not made my nipples bleed, and he has fed a lot! His latch is better, and I used a decent cream from day 1.

ValiumQueen Wed 14-Nov-12 20:13:22

eliza targets I am guessing. So long as women try feeding then there are points scored, but to maintain feeding takes too much support, and specialist knowledge. I may be wrong...

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