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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!

Lora1982 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:51:58

16lb 2 & half!! shock a stone and a bit! Hes 13 wks so if i go by that daft chart hes around 90th centile. I just sat him on my scales the chubster. The nurse will probably need a double dose later :-D

happyhow Tue 09-Apr-13 12:54:42

That's great news Lolli! What a relief.

Bailey loves the tv too. He'll watch anything! He loves the cinema as well and is mesmerised by it all. Must be the movement and bright colours.

We're getting longer sleeps at night - just not at the times I want! He fed at 6ish last night and fell asleep at 9 and woke up the back of 4! Had expected him to wake up for a bed time feed but he didn't. My boobs were SO full and sore by 4am... The night before he'd fed at 8 and fell asleep about half 9, sleeping til 4am. Going to play about with his routine over the next few days to see if we can get the timings right to get rid of the night feed.

Birdies Tue 09-Apr-13 13:01:59

"Daft chart" lora, I like it! You must have strong muscles carrying him around!

Someone make me feel better please. I can't seem to socialise amd have a normal conversation whilst looking after my two DDs. My mind gets all scrambled and I'm trying to concentrate on too many things at once so end up talking shit and looking like a weirdo. Someone tell me they do that as well?! I guess it's what people call baby brain. Well I've defo got that at the mo.

AppleCrumples Tue 09-Apr-13 13:30:58

Birdies that is totally normal! Its really early days don't think i mafe much sense til ds2 was around 6-7 minths! Everything just felt like a juggling act. Ds1 was still in.nappies and i had days where all i did was bf and change nappies. With 1 your used to being ablw to concebtrate on them and thats harder witg 2. It does get easier smile

AppleCrumples Tue 09-Apr-13 13:35:37

Grr bloody phone...some might say i don't make much sense now! grin

Meringue33 Tue 09-Apr-13 14:01:17

And not only do I find it hard to concentrate and converse, I find it hard to feign interest in any conversation not related to my Pfb!

Wuxiapian Tue 09-Apr-13 16:40:00

Tut. Not happy.

Took bubs to baby clinic this morning. Overheard HV telling a woman that her one child has chicken pox and the baby she bought to clinic is highly contagious with it, too. Woman wondered why her baby was under the weather, ffs!

So, I somehow bit my tongue and got out of there as quickly as I could.

Worrying that bubs is gonna catch the disease now. What am I supposed to do??

Birdies Tue 09-Apr-13 16:56:12

I don't know wux other than to say how annoying that is. There's lots of chicken pox going round here but I don't know how bad it would be for our LOs to get it.

Birdies Tue 09-Apr-13 16:57:23

Ps I think can only be caught by physically touching the person and picking up droplets. Something like that anyway. Not as easy to catch as you might think if weren't playing together

Louise85 Tue 09-Apr-13 17:18:03

I wouldn't mind Ds getting chicken pox...get it over and done with...the younger they are, the less spots and temp they get. Dd got it really young as well got one spot and it was over in a couple days...when I had it at age 6, I was traumatised with all the spots and scratching..back in the day they had pox parties ;-)

sorry if that doesn't help (just my opinion - I know I can be harsh sometimes) - she shouldn't hav her kids out if they aren't well - and hope your lo doesn't get it...

Wuxiapian Tue 09-Apr-13 17:38:08

It IS so annoying, Birdies! If yOu know one DC has the pox, you'd STILL take him and baby to a baby clinic?! So ignorant!

Had a telephone talk with the doctor. He told me we're very likely to catch it - just having been in the same room as infected children. All I can do is use calamine lotion if spots appear. Apparantly, it's more serious the older you contract it. Not good news for DS1, 14, chicken pox virgin.

I hear what you're saying, Louise85. Just unpleasant to think of 10 week old bubs suffering sad

Birdies Tue 09-Apr-13 18:39:11

To be honest there's so much going round sometimes I'm tempted to hide them both away for a while. But then that would be pretty shit for them. I also get fed up with mums taking children even just with an obvious cold to baby groups as that's then going to get passed round. But sometimes I think I'm a bit OCD when it comes to germs.....

AppleCrumples Tue 09-Apr-13 20:40:41

On the viruses gping round 1 mum at school was at drs when we went for 6 (9) week check. She was with her 3 year old who of coursecwanted to look at baby. She turned out to have measles and i nearly had a nervous breakdown trying to remember if she had breathed on Ivy sad fortunately was 5 weeks ago but with all the news i stiil feel a bit panicky!!

In other news i think i have mastitis sad boob red and sore so taking pump to bed with us to make sure as empty as poss. Wish me luck!

BuntyCollocks Tue 09-Apr-13 20:43:12

Great news lolli!

Am still suffering, but it's just turned into a heavy cold and not mastitis thank god!

Lora1982 Tue 09-Apr-13 23:28:25

Hes gone sleep an hour early completely missing the 'u will sleep all night' bottle... Im either going to be up at two with him or be wanting the poor soul to have injections more often cos he sleeps longer. He was mardy most of the evening but no temp so ive not been worried. crosses fingers and toes whilst touching wood and praying to the saint of sleep

mrsbugsywugsy Wed 10-Apr-13 02:35:51

great news lolli

wux are you bfing? I was told dd was unlikely to catch it as I have immunity and am bfing, and touch wood she hasn't had any signs of it yet.

Louise85 Wed 10-Apr-13 08:54:35

Just heard my cousin's got the pox...she's 28 with two toddlers as well...shame.

Ds really struggles to settle after 4am. If we don't give him a df at 10/10:30, he goes to 2am then bottle and back down till 6/7...if we df he only goes till 4 and then wants dummy every 20 mins till 7...thinking I'd get more sleep if I just gave in to doing a 2am feed again and dropped the df..

dh got up yest at 4 to settle ds, and now says he is in credit so deserves a sleep in on sat & sun reply...since I get up EVERY morning at 4, I'm in credit until ds is at least 5yo hmm

Shattered today & just wish I had family or friends that cld take dd for a couple's going to be a long day and I resolved this am to stop eating chocolate sad ... a slab a day will not keep the doctor away blush

Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 09:21:00

I lost count of the number of feeds last night. She fed so much she was soaked through this morning. Gone from one feed a night after an 8 or 9 hour stretch to this. Help me!!

Feeding again now. Good job she's so sweet...

Good news bunty, glad it's not mastitis. My doctor told me if you're ever unsure then its not

apple I would have been really stressed out by that. Good job she didn't catch it.

Taking X back to the doctors today so they can do the hip check they FORGOT. But don't want to expose her to all the germs there sad

Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 09:21:46

louise your night sounds like mine. Such fun!

Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 09:23:04

Me again. I meant to say that X has started escaping from her swaddle and waking herself with her arm. Anyone else's baby doing that?!

Pascha Wed 10-Apr-13 09:58:31

Dan has gone from 1/2 feeds a night to 4 hmm and DS1 is waking early and in tears hmm so he can get daddy to stay in with him so we're all knackered here.

Apple hope you're feeling better this morning.

Birdies just keep telling yourself all the potentially sick people in the doctors are the same ones in the supermarket and in the street and on the bus and they can cough on you anywhere wink.

So I had the coil fitted yesterday. Not too bad, some cramping and a bit of (tmi) bloody discharge but I am now both emergency contracepted and long term. Shouldn't have been so bloody complacent relying on condoms in the first place and I have righteously slapped my own wrist for it. Never mind. When Daniel turns six months and one day old DH is going back to get referred for vasectomy.

Off to continue my search for the next perfect pushchair now.

Angielka Wed 10-Apr-13 11:06:22

Hope all the sick ones are feeling better - good news about your DD not needing an op lolli and hope all the mastitis has cleared. Those of you who took antibiotics for mastitis, can I ask if you got thrush after? I'm on antibiotics for bronchitis (4 days of high fever was all I could take and the doc prescribed antibitoics) and although no sign as yet, when I was bf DD1, I also got a chest infection and after taking those antibiotics I got thrush on my boobs and she got it in her mouth. Keen to avoid that this time round. Is there any truth in eating probiotic yoghurt? Doesn't the antibiotics just kill them too?

wux that's awful. Some people are so inconsiderate. What is so difficult about keeping your sick children away from other children??

pascha reminds me I was going to get the coil fitted too. Must remember to make the appointment. Hope your cramping has gone now.

birdies and louise sounds like nights are a struggle sad. We also have a problem with early morning getting back to sleep. Molly went 9-5 (lovely) then from 5.30-7.30 she was just not able to settle. Of course at 7.30 she suddenly went into a deep sleep just as the rest of us had to get up. We really need to get some curtains though. Atm it's ok, but when the mornings start getting much lighter it's going to get harder and harder to persuade the little ones that night isn't over yet.

Ramble ramble ramble. Baby brain is definitely in evidence over here.

Pascha Wed 10-Apr-13 11:33:43

All gone now, a bath last night and 2 ibuprofen got rid of it, no sign this morning.

BuntyCollocks Wed 10-Apr-13 12:46:56

Glad you're feeling better, pascha and thanks, birdies.

We've discovered dd enjoys white noise to go to sleep so I've finally ordered ewan! Picking it up this afternoon I think -v excited!

mrsbugsywugsy Wed 10-Apr-13 13:37:30

Angie dd is exactly the same in the mornings. I am planning to buy some blackout blinds at the weekend!

dd is starting to be a lot easier in the days, touch wood. partly she is more settled, but I think I am learning about her needs and putting her down for naps before she gets overtired. she still wakes up twice in the night but she is only ten and a half pounds so I guess her stomach isn't big enough sleep through yet. I am pinning my hopes on the magic 12lb someone mentioned upthread.

glad you are feeling better pascha

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