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December 2012 - Smiles all round!

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SpottyTeacakes Fri 01-Feb-13 20:30:33

And the one where Spotty's gang gets some sleep wink

FriendofDorothy Fri 01-Feb-13 23:17:37

Checking in smile

Stacks Sat 02-Feb-13 00:03:15

Checking in.

I used to feed while laying down, but T didn't have a good latch that way. He's now nearly 5 weeks older, so might be worth trying again now.

SpottyTeacakes Sat 02-Feb-13 00:48:25

Eugh porridge grin

Well ds just did three hours and dp is doing the next one smile

halesball Sat 02-Feb-13 00:56:35

Well i feel stupid after being thrilled that H seemed to be settling down and sleeping better, tonight she is refusing to sleep. Hope its a one off.

MaMaPo Sat 02-Feb-13 02:31:28

Whoever said things get easier after 6 or 8 weeks was full of shit. She took forever to fall asleep, woke up at 1 with poosplosion, fed for 30 mins, wouldn't settle and is feeding again. I am really over this, especially when my husband is snoring next to me.

PurplePidjin Sat 02-Feb-13 02:55:12

Signing in

EggsMichelle Sat 02-Feb-13 03:18:35

Mamapo, F has decided that he only needed a couple of good nights sleep, and is back to playing silly buggers. He had a 6oz bottle at 12, demanded boob after polishing that off and only slept 00.45-3. Now he has fallen asleep already, I sense we are going to have fun and games.

I'm loving all the porridge talk, I make it 50/50 milk and water with raisins and chocolate spread mixed in, very yummy!

Tmi warning... The old hemroid is playing up, I actually don't want to eat it hurts that much sad started to develop a fear of going to the toilet.

WillYouDoTheFandango Sat 02-Feb-13 03:46:12

Morning all, sorry so many are havibg a bad night. think we're in the midst of a growth spurt here, has screamed for food every 2 hours all day.

michelle I think if its that bad it might be time for a trip to the docs to see what they suggest. Also drink tons of water and maybe try some lactulosr to keep everything soft and moving. The last thing you want is a few days of poo at once.

itsMYNutella Sat 02-Feb-13 03:46:17

T slept 00:30-04:00 3 and 1/2 hours lovely sleep... Hoping he finishes feeding and goes back down for at least another 3 smile

eggs I have the same problem confused thought it was much better and then ... Well ouch. blush

itsMYNutella Sat 02-Feb-13 03:47:25

I'm an hour ahead, not time illiterate... Honest! grin

WLmum Sat 02-Feb-13 04:01:10

Haha nutella!

Operation earlier bedtime didn't really go so well! She was just awake and I was really tired to decided to lay down with her - we fell asleep, no idea what time - (probably 10/10.30) it was but DH came in and put her in her cot where she stayed til 3.45! A 5 hour stretch! She didn't sleep that much/well yesterday in the day but I don't believe that at this stage less day sleep equals more night sleep. Fx for some sleep after this feed. I am starting to feel the tiredness more keenly - I guess it's the magic birth hormones wearing off.

Tmi warning - I stopped bleeding a week or so ago but am still getting that lochia smell - anyone else?

EggsMichelle Sat 02-Feb-13 04:13:43

Nutella I had to double check the time, took me a good few seconds to remember your time difference!

I was right, a night of silly buggers it is! He was down for 35mins before awake and screaming.

Thanks for the advice, unfortunately I am already swigging lactulose like its water, and dr prescribed me some cream. Going back to dr next Friday to have coil fitted, they can take a look whilst they are down there!

WLmum Sat 02-Feb-13 04:22:36

Oh dear, she normally has both boobs and has gone back to sleep after only one. Hope this doesn't mean she'll be up again soon, or that I'm going to have a ginormous painful boob

WLmum Sat 02-Feb-13 04:33:58

And here she is! Woke herself up with a puke and then me moving her so she wasn't laying with her face in it! Take 2.

SpottyTeacakes Sat 02-Feb-13 04:39:35

Well ds won't settle now and dp has pissed me off. His turn to feed him but I have to wake him up to do it so I'm already wide awake then all I can hear is him sighing and he is really tough with ds. Then he just plonks him in his Moses after winding him no cuddles or anything and gets into bed. Ds isn't settling so I start to rock him but then stop be starts moaning so I leave it and eventually dp gets up and starts furiously rocking him so much I tell him to slow it down, which obviously annoys him. Then ds starts moaning/almost crying I turn over to see dp playing on his phone just rocking him still! So I end up picking him up and having cuddles. I've just put him back down but he's wide awake sad there's no point dp doing a feed if I'm not going to get anymore sleep!

SpottyTeacakes Sat 02-Feb-13 04:40:17

Sorry for the rant blush he's really annoying me atm

FriendofDorothy Sat 02-Feb-13 04:50:40

Michelle I had terrible piles s few years ago. The only thing that worked for me was Anusol suppositories plus the ointment and just persisting with it.

WLmum Sat 02-Feb-13 04:51:43

Sorry to hear that spotty. That's one of the reasons I don't get dp involved at night - he was always so crap and made it all such hard work, just like you I'd be awake anyway and pissed off so unable to get back to sleep! Doesn't help you much but just thought you might like to know it's not just your dp! Would he listen if you had a calm day time chat about it?

MyDaydream Sat 02-Feb-13 04:53:16

Thanks for the porridge tip, I've really noticed my supply is reducing recently and really want to get it back. I'm trying to re-establish bfing too so plan to spend as much of the weekend as possible encouraging little feeds while having squishy cuddles. DP can do all the hard work.
Spotty, I really feel for you I'd be annoyed and ranty too. I stopped DP doing the night feeds because I wasn't getting any extra sleep and he was pissing me off because I'd have to wake him up, get the bottle and change Elijah because he didn't think to do it. He does the last one of the night on a weekebd now and I go to bed much earlier.

SpottyTeacakes Sat 02-Feb-13 04:54:52

Probably not! I've mentioned it before and he said ' lm just tired' as if that excuses it hmm

Luckily I have boobs and have just fed ds to sleep grin

SpottyTeacakes Sat 02-Feb-13 04:56:38

Hmm thanks I think I might have to save him doing a night feed for when I'm really exhausted! Glad I'm not the only one!

WLmum Sat 02-Feb-13 05:06:41

And there were 3 in the bed...

EggsMichelle Sat 02-Feb-13 05:11:17

And we are up! I'd rather be sat on the sofa with the TV than uncomfortable sat up in bed. He normally falls back asleep and goes down in his chair.

DH was doing night needs when F was just a couple of weeks old and wouldn't sleep in the bedroom, but now if he wakes when I'm feeding he will do the changing.

MaMaPo Sat 02-Feb-13 05:18:39

The problem with my husband doing any night feeds is that he sleeps so deeply, she is furiously hungry by the time the bottle is ready. The one time this happened she had to go on the breast briefly first and I had to settle her anyway. Not worth the hassle.

Clarella Sat 02-Feb-13 06:14:54

mama same here. we're at our wits end. he just can't seem to lie down - starts throat clearing and grunting and gets slowly more het up. he'll sleep on my shoulder if Im quick enough but cast even sleep jn my arms. la l l were suggesting bed sharing etc but we are and he's not a baby who has to be on me or with me all day. he's now in a state with dh as I tried ti see if he'd settle on his back. we've a bedside cot. what ddoes your lo do? he only starts crying when he's waking up from the grunting and is in a fettle. all this has increased since he turned 6 weeks. we got an hour of sleep between 11 and 12 sad

I think colief has helped the bottom end and got burps up quickly but something else is going on. isn't sick but seems to act as if choking.

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