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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!

Pascha Tue 05-Mar-13 11:23:58

shock Apple Its my birthday today too! I'm now officially the wrong side of mid thirties. Boo. I've celebrated by going to Sainsburys and changing the bedding.

Danny was good last night. After his bottle at 9.30pm he only needed 2 feeds at 12.30am and 3.30am, with one resettle plus dummy at something past 4am. Shame we can't get him to accept more than a couple of oz ebm in a bottle as he won't sleep for more than about 3 hours yet. I would rather like him to sleep for 5-6 hours in one stretch at some point.

Lora hope you found some of that info helpful. Hope your boob is more normal looking by the day. How is the feeding going? I'm sure it will pick up on that side quite quickly now the pain is gone.

Countdown to 8wk check and 1st imms on friday...

Tugstonia Tue 05-Mar-13 11:47:20

lolli & creepy my dd has thrush, oral & in her bum sad Treating it with oral miconazole gel & canestan. It's been 3 weeks so far & still there... Just got some nyastin drops so will try them. Creepy I have boob thrush as well, it's grim isn't it? Going to go back to doc because it's not shifting.

AppleCrumples Tue 05-Mar-13 11:51:53

pascha happy birthday thanks so far all i've done is sew on cub badges and try to tackle the bombsite that is our house grin

Tugstonia Tue 05-Mar-13 11:54:52

Happy birthday pascha & apple! smile

Pascha Tue 05-Mar-13 12:11:54

Aw thanks. Just looking at my 8 week old boy squirming around on the sofa. He fits his 0-3 month babygros properly now. Feet and everything grin

Lovely day here, all doors and windows open and a lovely row of white baby vests, grows, muslins, sheets etc on the line all having the poostains bleached out wonderfully well by the sunshine grin

CreepyCrawly Tue 05-Mar-13 12:16:26

Happy birthday to you too Pascha!

It's horrible Tugs. Only one of mine is sore, but it's agony! A right burning sensation. How are you getting on with canesten? Do you wipe it off before a feed? I've been putting the smallest amount on, and trying to wipe off before a feed but that hurts too then. I think if I'm putting a teeny tiny bit on, wearing breast pads and its a couple if hours between feeds, it'll be alright wont it?

Lora1982 Tue 05-Mar-13 12:21:39

Happy birthday apple and pascha, pisces is the best star sign (my birthdays friday so im possibly biased)

Vanish gel is amazing on poostains. Im crap at washing and used to imagine all his clothes with old poo stains that would refuse to budge then i tried the vanish sensitive gel stuff, its amazing.

Katolla i think you should avoid my nightmare inducing posts just before sleep :-D

Birdies Tue 05-Mar-13 12:41:50

Happy birthday apples and pascha

X is still sleeping 5-6 hrs, then 3, then 2. It's not sleeping too much in the day that works for us - 1 hour awake out of 3.

Whoever was asking about jabs, they were fine (except for x crying when she had them which is always heartbreaking). No side effects at all.

Had her head measured again yesterday and its settled down thankfully.

tinkletinklestar Tue 05-Mar-13 13:46:02

Wow so many of us Pisces! Im the 29 th February (celebrate the 28th)

Hope everyone is okay. We have had the most horrendous week, last monday evening dd would not settle she screamed and screamed some more we rocked, drove and cried all together!

On Tuesday morning I called the consultant peadatrician and sobbed down the phone at him.. he admitted us into hospital (again!) The nurses treated us with total disbelief as if I was making it all up..well.

The drs decided they would run a 24 hours test which went down down her throat into the tummy to measure the levels of acid coming up and down the food pipe. It was a horrendous 24 hours as she had no antiacids or medication. We were discharged on friday.

Went back for the results yesterday, low and behold....
They have confirmed that she is allergic to cows milk protein & also lactose intolerance so shes on another new milk! The ttest also confirmed she has severe silent acid reflux..
Over 24 hours she had 220 acid attacks between 1&3 on the scale of 1-14 (1is the worst if you know your chemistry)

So its now just a case of give things chance to work and hope we dont have to go back again!

She has been more settled on the milk which has no nasties in so fingers crossed!

katolla Tue 05-Mar-13 13:59:30

Tinkle you are really having a time of it. I hope this gets her sorted and feeling much better now.

AppleCrumples Tue 05-Mar-13 14:04:17

Oh tinkle poor you and dd. Really hope things will settle for you now and you can enjoy dd. Its good they've done the tests so hopefully your new meds will help.

BuntyCollocks Tue 05-Mar-13 16:14:05

Happy birthday, apple and pascha!

tinkle so glad they're listening to you now and she's on the mend.

First imms today - horrible sad however we're getting a referral to the paeds who'll then refer us to the allergy specialist. Hopefully.

lollipoppi Tue 05-Mar-13 16:44:49

Ok so for the very 1st time ever both kiddy winks are asleep at the same time!!! I should use this time wisely and cook tea ... Only problem is they are both asleep ON ME!!!! I can't move! ...... Time to catch up on towie the news smile

Tinkle im so happy they have found something !! I've been thinking of you, I honestly can't image what you have gone through, and now you can relax knowing things will get better x

Louise85 Tue 05-Mar-13 16:51:04

It seems like a few of you are suffering with thrush - I've had all sorts of breastfeeding problems - and have decided to stop after getting thrush again - it really is so painful. Well done to all of you that are persevering through the pain. If you have the canestan cream, you do need to wipe it off before a feed. Also do some research into all that you can do to help - like washing bra's etc in high temps , not eating sugary foods etc. The thrush I had was in the breast tissue and I hope none of you get it that bad. If its not clearing go back to your gp :-)

Tugstonia Tue 05-Mar-13 17:45:19

Creepy I put the canestan on DD's bum and on my nipples I use Daktarin (miconazole) cream. It's bloody horrible. Lovely breastfeeding specialist said to avoid breast pads with plastic back and use cloth pads instead as the plastic ones can encourage thrush growth. No idea where you get cloth ones from though! Hope yours clears up soon smile

Louise Good point about washing bras etc. I've got a bit slack about that. I had it in my breast tissue too, it's agony isn't it? Breastfeeding specialist I just saw thought it might be a staph infection rather than thrush - vile! Def need to go back to GP.

Tinkle really hope that DD is on the mend now, what a horrible time you've had.

Lora1982 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:31:23

Creepy, avent do re-usable washable boob pads i got some. They are almost like circle padded bra bits

Lora1982 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:34:45

Lora1982 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:35:21

Tut sorry

Lostbobbles Tue 05-Mar-13 22:24:09

Happy Birthday Pascha and Apples

Tinkle, hope DD is finally on road to recovery. Feel so sad for her xx

Bunty, hope Cameron is feeding better today

Had postnatal check yest, all well with bubs, didn't weigh her though which was annoying as now have to take her to clinic . I on the other hand have been sent to physio ( TMI) for my vagina 😲. Pilates has done nothing to help my pelvic floors.

Still crappy on sleep front have good (for DD) and bad nights. Longest stretch is still only 3-4 hours though 😢. She still grunts and groans like a warthog as well. Ended up with her sleeping on me again last night as just would not settle back down then she slept like a log (little monkey)

DH is going away for 2 weeks on Monday and DD2 has first jabs just to add to the misery. I'm soooo jealous that he gets to sleep for two weeks lol

Just caught a glimpse of the football score, I choose a good night to do the ironing. My DH is very quiet.

Bunny222 Wed 06-Mar-13 01:10:51

Happy birthday to the birthday girls! March is def the best bday month (mine in a couple of weeks too) ;-)

Tinkle you really have had an awful time, just hope for all your sakes that ur going in the right direction now :-)

Thanks all for the breast pump advice.

DS weighed in at 12lb3oz, he is only 5 weeks. Does this seem like a lot? HV not too bothered, but really dont rate her anyway. He is almost out of his 0-3s!

mrsbugsywugsy Wed 06-Mar-13 02:43:55

happy birthday pascha and apple

bunny did they mark your ds's weight on the chart in his red book so you can see which centile he is on? I think they are more interested in whether our babies' weight gain roughly follows the same centile line, than their actual weight.

lost dd had no I'll effects from her jabs and slept really well the night after having them.

tinkles sorry to hear your problems are continuing but glad you finally have an answer, hopefully things will improve now.

dd is getting very grumpy in the evenings recently, I think it could be colic and have ordered some colief on the advice of a friend.. she has also f become addicted to her dummy.

Lora1982 Wed 06-Mar-13 06:13:31

Bunny your baby sounds as big as mine he was weighed at 6 weeks and was 12lb 7. No idea what he is two weeks later. I find though that i get beautiful chunks of sleep at night but during the day esp the evening hes having food every two hours sometimes as soon a im done wind and changing.

tinkletinklestar Wed 06-Mar-13 07:48:32

I am going to actually kiss our consultant when I see him

We have had 3 settled nights, can't believe it. She's only going 3 hours between feeds but its a huge improvement

She's a very very noisy sleeper so she's in her own room with the sensor mat thingy it seems to be working nicely for us all. Have a little routine in place I think that helps.

I have just ordered a ewan, got one on eBay a bit cheaper than Amazon, we discovered she stops crying when the Hoover is on so dh got an ap on his phone but we can't leave a phone in her cot every night.

Is anyone else having a nightmare timing feeds?

Yesterday when I took dd 1 to preschool dd2 was due a feed on the way there and back! So she screamed the whole time down, lovely pharmacy lady did hold her so I could pay bless her.

I'm sorry to see some of you are struggling with breastfeeding, I desperately wanted to do it but dd just couldn't latch on and she had to be fed! Had a lovely reminder of this when in the hospital as they don't feed you if your not breastfeeding..disgusting or what eh?

lollipoppi Wed 06-Mar-13 07:56:18

Aw tinkle that's fab news!

Dd is all over the show with her feeds for the last few days, she has gone from taking 4oz every 3-4 hours to just 2oz?? She is 6 weeks today so I was thinking it might be something to do with a growth spurt but I thought that meant they took more milk??

CreepyCrawly Wed 06-Mar-13 08:00:18

They don't feed you if you're not breastfeeding?! What?! That's dreadful. Glad things are looking up for you though Tinkle

Thank you Lora, I've ordered some. I think the thrush is on it's way out now (if it even was thrush), I'm only really getting pain on let down now.

We got 7 hours last night. Midnight until 7, and now she's asleep again so I'm going to have breakfast and a non-rushed shower

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