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January 2013 Part Two: Coos and smiles but not always so much sleep...

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SpringFlowers Mon 04-Mar-13 15:02:31

Our first thread has almost finished so I thought we'd need a new one!

Hormonalhell Mon 04-Mar-13 16:15:16

Marking my place grin

DS is 7 weeks old now n just starting to smile n sleeping 5 hours at night. Still making grunting noises even when not needing loo. Anyone else's little one do this?

happyhow Mon 04-Mar-13 17:12:30

Thanks Spring!

We're just out of the 6 week growth spurt too and have been sleeping for 6 hours at night but it's a bit more unsettled after that feed at 3-4am.

Pascha Mon 04-Mar-13 17:15:13

6 whole hours envy

lollipoppi Mon 04-Mar-13 18:08:45

Marking place smile

Hormonal my DD grunts all the time it's like she constantly has wind!

In other news my ds1 has shown his artistic side by drawing all over my walls, wardrobes and wallpaper with red wax crayon today hmm

octanegirl Mon 04-Mar-13 18:24:32

Yup also going 6 hours now. Long may it continue - and extend!

mrsbugsywugsy Mon 04-Mar-13 18:31:21

dd is 10 weeks (5 adjusted), and grunts and snuffles and makes goat noises all night long. she sleeps for one four hour stretch, followed by a three hour one.

she has just started smiling smile

Tugstonia Mon 04-Mar-13 18:31:47

Just have to say that I love Ewan smile DD has slept in her crib for the last two nights, thanks largely to Ewan. She did a 3 hour and then a 4 hour stretch. Very happy!

Anyone got/had breast thrush?! I still have it - it's been 3 weeks now and it's driving me mad. Have taken various meds, probiotics, cut out sugar, dairy etc. but it's not shifting. If anyone has any tips of how to get rid of it I'd be v grateful! Breastfeeding still bloody painful, although overall it is better since the tongue tie.

Pascha Mon 04-Mar-13 18:46:22

Hmm. We go approx 2.5 - 3 hour stretches overnight, the feeds are generally very easy though and Dan resettles quickly in his crib with his dummy. Very very rarely we get a 4 hour stretch. I'm ok with this though, holding onto the magic 12 week mark when hopefully his tummy ache will get a bit better.

DS1 has adopted Quack the bath duck and has to come to bed with him at night now hmm

BuntyCollocks Mon 04-Mar-13 19:42:10

Checking in!

DD is being fussy with her naps ATM. Taking ages to settle for them and then she's not sleeping long. I may resort to buying a Ewan ...

9 weeks past Saturday, and we've had smiles and chat for a good few weeks. She's such a sweetie!

She only grunts when she's pooing - which is a lot hmm

She has, however, put on a whopping 17 1/2 oz in 2 weeks! Go super boobs - and that was with a lip and tongue tie!

katolla Mon 04-Mar-13 20:12:41

My dd is apparently copying baby bugsy; animal noises, 4 hrs then 3 hrs. Can't wait for that to expand. Also to be quieter.

Meringue33 Mon 04-Mar-13 22:51:51

Hello all!
So jealous of the six hour babies!
Does anyone else feel they've hit a brick wall with sleep deprivation? LO is nearly 8 weeks we still have nothing resembling a routine. He is fussy and cries a lot in evenings, often gets overtired refuses boob and takes a few hours to go down. Last night did sleep for 4.5 hours this was a record.
Keep thinking I should retry GF or Baby Whisperer as this can't go on indefinitely... Can it?

MarasmeAbsolu Mon 04-Mar-13 22:53:12

Marking place!
Took both DDs on hols on the continent last week... Epic!
Easyjet nightmare. Will updte soon

Hormonalhell Mon 04-Mar-13 22:57:29

Meringue yes my DS is very grumbly on an evening sometimes crying for half n hour, he's on colief but finding its making him sick just lately. So worrying when they bring almost a full feed back hmm

Mrs Bugsy yes Charlie sounds like a baby horse grin

Meringue33 Mon 04-Mar-13 23:14:08

Yes he's projectile vomited on DP's face twice now, he was not pleased! Can take the whole evening to settle, gone are the days of a relaxed meal and telly. DP is lovely tho he often brings up the iPad and keeps me company while bf, or paces the floor with baby if he is being fractious.

Lora1982 Tue 05-Mar-13 00:03:12

Sleep seems to be going well over here. Last feed at ten then he'll wake about half three then sleep til nine... So why am i still wrecked? :-D

planned my first drink evening with work people so dp will FINALLY have to do the night shift... Only fair, since ive done it for two months.

On the dodgy boob front... The dr CUT OFF the scabby bit and im now left with what looks like brain matter in a big hole. It is healing though ive got dressings etc, was annoyed the nurse wanted a district nurse to come out and change it daily. I was like do you think im THAT incapable its a bloody glorified plaster i can change it myself thanks. (i got my own way). I dont wish this on my worst enemy (ok perhaps i would) im taking the itchiness as a good healing sign. I read a link pascha gave me and this only happens to 3-11% of us, i should of got a lottery ticket.

Meringue33 Tue 05-Mar-13 05:51:42

Ouch! You poor thing Lora. Your story beats anything I've heard re nightmare childbirths etc!

Lora1982 Tue 05-Mar-13 08:39:52

Has anyone had the first set of injections yet? Is it as nasty as ive heard? It might be the day he stops smiling at me :-(

Hormonalhell Tue 05-Mar-13 08:43:57

Meringue your baby sounds exactly like mine! I pace the room any time between 6 and 10 in the evening for an hour hmm

lollipoppi Tue 05-Mar-13 10:00:22

Hormonal, between the hours of 6pm-11pm you will normally find me pacing the kitchen with the extractor fan on full, white noise seems to be the only trick that will get her to sleep at night, but she will settle just fine in the day!

Anybody's LO had oral thrush?? DD has it, her tongue is white its been like this for weeks and the doc prescribed her medicine but it makes her sooooo sick!!! I really don't know if I should carry on giving it to her today and suffer the sickness or leave it??? X

BuntyCollocks Tue 05-Mar-13 10:10:25

Keep going lolli - also I've heard good things about coconut oil and gentian violet for thrush.

katolla Tue 05-Mar-13 10:36:50

Lora I dreamt I was you and having boob surgery sad

AppleCrumples Tue 05-Mar-13 10:47:57

Lora we've just had first jabs this morning and Ivy gave me a massive smile when i sat down to feed her after we got home (though sometimes think its not me she's smiling at but my boobs smile )

Yay to all the sleeping! Ivy always sleeps 3-4 hours til 3ish but its more hit and miss after sometimes settled for another 3 sometimes up every 90 mins

In other news i am 33 today and really hoping i.can get a shower for my birthday! Thinking i will post pone birthday til i can enjoy it grin

CreepyCrawly Tue 05-Mar-13 11:02:43

Happy birthday Apple!

Hope your boob is on the mend now Lora, your posts do make me laugh.

HV thinks we have thrush too. I've got awful pain in one boob. Nancy's not showing any signs though. I've been given canesten to rub on my nips and told to wipe it off before a feed - but there's nothing there by the time it comes to the next feed.

Nancy slept from 23:30 (much nicer than 2am!) until 4am and then until 7:30. After her 7:30 feed, I changed her and put her durn with the intention of running to the loo before she kicked off but when I came back she was fast asleep, and still is now!

snowqueenrollo Tue 05-Mar-13 11:19:55

LittlePrince (I have a 7 year old too known on here as BigPrince) had me awake every hour through the night. This 6 week growth spurt is hard.

As i'm new here I'll share a bit about myself. 37, this baby is DS2 for me but first baby for DH. Born 3 weeks early, but still got my lovely homebirth - followed by a week in and out of hospital for jaundice treatment. LittlePrince also has talipes (club foot) of the left foot and so we are undergoing Ponseti treatment to correct that. Weekly trips to hospital to have the foot manipulated and re-cast - soon he'll be going into boots and bar. Not looking forward to that...

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