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December 2012 - the fourth trimester is nearly over

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MaMaPo Thu 21-Feb-13 02:29:08


PurplePidjin Thu 21-Feb-13 02:48:16


IsThatTrue Thu 21-Feb-13 03:00:12

2nd wake up. <yawn> gosh this boy can eat!

Thanks for the new thread mama

utopian99 Thu 21-Feb-13 03:28:25

Thanks mama; hope it went well cookies?

spotty O has been funny about bottles ever since we started trying. Had the medela calma teat on recommendation but he got nowhere and dh very sceptical as he had to suck so hard and my let down is a bit more 'vigorous', so now on avent teats size 2; getting somewhere but still not fast/easy. Have 4 weddings starting in June so want him to take a bottle/be starting weaning by then. (vain and terrible mummy wants to be able to wear nice i.e. Non-bfing dresses again.)

Our day did improve thankfully! O had a perky early lunch and big feed and then slept sweetly on me the whole way through my meeting (v understanding client!), so got everything we needed to discuss done. May have a new job coming my way on recommendation!
Then coffee and cake with nct girls and back home to see a happy and cuddly dh (cuddles all round grin ) and inspect a foldy bike for him for London.

honey we're planning on trying for no 2 starting from July. Ulp!

SpottyTeacakes Thu 21-Feb-13 04:13:52

Thanks mama.

I know it freezes I have a small stash but there's nearly a whole bottle from last night that needs chucking sad he used to take a bottle fine. I wouldn't mind if he actually ever slept more than three hours I'm exhausted!

We're not doing anything for the next few days, poor dd's going to be stuck indoors but I've already used £30 of petrol this week and now the lights on again!

EggsMichelle Thu 21-Feb-13 04:29:13

Thanks mama

Spotty we are also down to rubbing pennies together in the hope it makes more, however I have found £4 in the last week during dog walks, hoping I can make it into a proper earner!

We are up (grrr) F has got a very dry cough still which isn't bothering him too much but has woken him up, plus the poosplotions that could not be contained in the size 3 nappy!

coffeeandcream Thu 21-Feb-13 04:34:42

spotty I hate it when my lovingly expressed milk gets wasted including being sicked up it's heartbreaking! After having one too many wine a few weeks back I had to pump and dump and felt like crying as I poured five ounces down the sink!

I'm up for the first time tonight with DS who so far has slept beautifully next door in his cot. Wow the baby monitors are sensitive! I heard all his little pre wake up squeaks and snuffles. Just hope he goes down again ...

IsThatTrue Thu 21-Feb-13 04:46:18

3rd wake up, poor piggy boy looks so tired yet very hungry!

I'm not convinced I've finished having babies but ill wait until ds2 is at school to decide, thankfully at 25 I have time on my side at least.

EggsMichelle Thu 21-Feb-13 04:50:58

We have agreed to think about number 2 next January, I'm only just 27 so no rush, but would like them close together. Always thought I would like 3 DCs, but think two might be my limit, they are very time consuming!!!

HoneyMumandSon Thu 21-Feb-13 05:23:36

I would happily start trying again in the summer but realistically it's more sensible to wait a bit longer.

Ugh I've got a cold coming on. I really hope D doesn't catch it

SpottyTeacakes Thu 21-Feb-13 05:51:07

Dp mentioned another one in ten years so I haven't lost all hope yet!

I might get dp to try again with a bottle in the day at the weekend I suppose you would prefer a nice warm boob in the middle of the night?!

halesball Thu 21-Feb-13 06:38:20

Thank you Mama.

I'm still planning on having no more after previously thinking i'd like at least 3. But i am softening slightly. Its gone from a definite no more to lets see what the future holds. H was a surprise baby.

DP has asked me to get my mum to babysit this saturday so he can take me out. We both agreed whilst pregnant that we would go out once a month for date night so that we knew we were always making time for our relationship. My dilemma is, do i ask my mum to have H for a couple of hours or the whole night?? I completely trust my mum and she has stayed at my house loads since H was born to help out. Really bot sure which option is best

Just had to delete kisses at the end of my post again!

SpottyTeacakes Thu 21-Feb-13 06:42:29

Hales only you can decide that! I personally wouldn't want ds away all night yet but there's nothing wrong with wanting a night to yourselves smile

WLmum Thu 21-Feb-13 07:32:06

Goodness you youthfull things! I'll be 37 next month - I'm the grandma of the thread!

Well done little o.

I'm afraid dd2 would never take a bottle no matter what teat/ who gave it/ebm etc. Not until I stopped bfing. As you say spotty - hard plastic teat or soft warm boob? Good luck!

T has been super good and went down at about 8.45, fed at 2.15 then again just now at 7.15! That I can handle! Shhh don't jinx it!

SpottyTeacakes Thu 21-Feb-13 07:39:43

envy WL he's taken a bottle fine before so we will try again. We also wondered if it was a bit cold. Dp is fretting over it but I'm not too worried grin they can have a cup from four months anyway!

halesball Thu 21-Feb-13 07:43:15

I don't really want to leave her overnight, but also don't want to bring her out in the cold. I suppose i'll just go with what feels right on saturday.

I have just been the toilet and came back into my dark bedroom and jumped into bed when i turned around my niece was stood beside my bed. She had come in without making a noise. Its fair to say i shit myself (and nearly punched her in her face till i realised) shock haha

Equimum Thu 21-Feb-13 07:45:37

F will only consider taking bottle when he is absolutely certain I'm not there and daddy isn't going to come and get me. I have no chance!

Gosh, everyone's thinking of second babies already! DH and I really want another but are thinking of a bigger age gap...perhaps 3 years. Time is not really on our side but I would still be under 35. Is anyone else thinking of a bigger gap?

Not a bad night here but DS seems really wheezy and choky on his back, so slept on me for most of night. Off to clinic this morning to get him weighed, then going to see some colleagues this afternoon.

FriendofDorothy Thu 21-Feb-13 08:12:38

WLmum I am 37 too.

Which is why we are thinking about trying again straight away for number 2. It took me nearly 2 years to get pregnant with Edward and I don't want to waste time!

Barbeasty Thu 21-Feb-13 08:14:46

Hales could your mum stay at yours and babysit? Then there's no taking little one into to cold to get home, and your mum can go to bed whenever she wants too.

There's no way we're trying for another. DH doesn't want another, and I definitely can't go through birth again. Strangely I found it much, much worse this time, even though it was 30 hours quicker with no surgical intervention and only a 2nd degree tear.

I flicked through the tv last week and had to turn it off OBEM. I just couldn't watch it. Guess I was pretty traumatised this time round.

ISpyPlumPie Thu 21-Feb-13 08:22:35

Thanks for the thread Mama.

There's three years between my two and so far it seems like a good gap - DS1 is more 'independent' in certain respects (toilet trained, can occupy himself for very short periods etc) and also at pre-school two days a week so I still have some one-to-one time with N. There hasn't been any real jealosy so far, and they already seem to have a bond - DS1 is always v concerned if N is upset, and N grins at DS1 and reaches out to him as soon as he sees him. I'm just hoping that it's not too big a gap when they are older.

All the plans for the next DC are really exciting. I'm another who doesn't feel 'done' yet, but DH is increasingly of the view that two is enough. Not sure what will happen yet, but like you WL I'm trying to take in every moment in case this is the last time I do this. How have you found going from two to three?

ISpyPlumPie Thu 21-Feb-13 08:29:00

Excuse spelling in previous post - combination of fat fingers and exhaustion!

MaMaPo Thu 21-Feb-13 08:45:27

I think we will start trying for number 2 early next year as well. I'm 34 so don't have oodles of time, and although we conceived baby C as soon as we started TTC, I don't want to be complacent.

Back to our old routine last night - bottle of EBMat 11.30, then up at 2.30 and 5.30. It's not terrible but we used to be able to go longer. I feel this child's sleep goes nowhere but backwards.

Barbeasty - sounds like you had a really tough time.

Chloe55 Thu 21-Feb-13 09:16:30

Dd is def my last, I honestly don't think my body could carry another baby as the SPD was so bad towards the end I was confined to a wheelchair more or less sad and to be fair, after 6 years of TTC no2, 3 mcs and fertility treatment I just wouldnt put myself or my family through it again, as dh keeps saying 'I'm happy with my lot' (he watched too much Sopranos) grin

Your day yesterday sounds crap Utopian hope it improves today-my phone screen is also well and truly smashed but will stay that way til august when I'm due an upgrade! Thankfully it just about still works.

spotty - has your lo still got green poo?

2 pretty good nights sleep here (perhaps it has something to do with dh sleeping on the sofa as he has the lurgy) but dd has got back her long first stint (6hrs shock ) and then goes 3hourly, long may it last smile

EggsMichelle Thu 21-Feb-13 09:28:43

Mamapo last week we were doing 6-7.5hr stretches, then had 3 terrible nights, but last night we were back to 4hr stretch, 2 feeds with one taking 2hrs

Having a lazy morning, going shopping and family visiting this afternoon, and since I don't have to take DH to work until 12, I'm enjoying sofa cuddles!

SpottyTeacakes Thu 21-Feb-13 09:38:27

Chloe, no not green anymore.

Today is usually my housework day but dd isn't at MIL's today so don't see how I will get anything done with two of them. Toddlers are so messy!

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