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January 2013 - part 3 - where we have to stop them rolling off the changing mats!

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octanegirl Sun 14-Apr-13 17:14:37

Ok, here we go with the new thread - we got to exactly 1000! Hope everyone enjoyed this balmy day. I got Felix out loads in the buggy smile

CreepyCrawly Sun 14-Apr-13 17:19:02

Love the title Octane! Balmy?! It's been pissing down and blowing a gale all day here.

CreepyCrawly Sun 14-Apr-13 17:20:22

Welcome Ali! I don't have any advice I'm afraid, but I'm sure someone will smile

glorious Sun 14-Apr-13 17:22:20

Hooray, new thread, thanks octane. Not looking forward to the rolling though!

I got laughed at for the first time today too (she hasn't laughed at anything in particular before). It was for accidentally spraying milk in her face, which usually makes her scream. You can never tell!

Thanks for the advice on the soya. Hopefully I won't be stupid enough to do this again but I'll bear it in mind.

CreepyCrawly Sun 14-Apr-13 17:25:38

So 3 new laughers today! I love that glorious! Nancy was on her changing mat on a towel and I was pushing her up and pulling her back on it.

glorious Sun 14-Apr-13 17:29:36

Oh and welcome alilog if you make it over. I'm sorry you're having such a tough time. No real advice and I'm sure you've tried lots but all I can think of is whether you'd cosleep (good safety advice at and feed lying down and also whether you can express one side while feeding on the other - quick and makes the most of your let down. Hopefully someone more useful will be along soon.

It's obviously the day for laughter creepy smile

Pascha Sun 14-Apr-13 17:57:56

Lambs, piggies, horsies, donkeys, sheeps, goaties, bunnies, birdies... "look mummy! piggy did a POO!" Guess where we've been in the sunshine today?

AppleCrumples Sun 14-Apr-13 18:14:03

Ahh all the little laughs are so lovely. Ivy was chuckling earlier when i was changing her and chatting nonsense so cute!

Took both dds to a party at a kids salon in stratford upon avon. So pretty in the sun. Dd1 and her friends all got their hair and make up (!?) done and got to wear princess dresses. Not my thing but they all enjoyed it. Ivy was prettu good too. Am nackered now though!

Also welcome alilog

Looking forward to getting the dcs back to school tomorrow so i can blitz the house rock n roll currently looks like a bomb went off sad

lollipoppi Sun 14-Apr-13 18:19:47

DD giggled for the first time yesterday too ...... At a cushion!?

DP was quite understanding about the paint incident, it's a lovely shade of turquoise grin

happyhow Sun 14-Apr-13 19:58:27

Glad your DP hasn't been too upset by the paint Lolli!

Bailey half rolled over for the first time on Friday night while I was trying to give him a massage... Totally going to have to watch for that now. He's been giggling for a few weeks now and is really tickly. It's my absolute favourite thing hearing him laugh - cheers me up no matter what's going on.

Had lunch at the in laws and B has fallen asleep on the walk home in a dirty nappy. I'm letting him sleep... He's due to get bathed and massaged though so hopefully he doesn't sleep too long.

Lora1982 Sun 14-Apr-13 20:46:07

I cant see dexter ever rolling! Hes more of a sitter-upper, i wonder if its mean to force him to roll :-D

Alilog Sun 14-Apr-13 20:51:11

Thanks for the welcome and the sympathy! I have tried co-sleeping and feeding lying down but I'm so tired that I'm paranoid I'll go into a really deep sleep and smother him. I feel a lot better now though. Left him with DH while I had a snooze and woke to the sound of DH singing to him! DS was totally loving it! Lots of smiles which reminded me what it's all about! No giggles yet though!

Lora1982 Sun 14-Apr-13 21:02:27

Ali a breastfeeding woman told me that we sense the babys there so we wont roll on them and we wake up easier etc... Didnt mean i trusted myself to do it though! Ive only just started letting him feed with me at 10pm and 6am in bed and im more than awake then so i can trust myself. Plus hes a big chubs now id have trouble squashing him

Lostbobbles Sun 14-Apr-13 21:05:25

Hello ladies I'm back, hope you are all well. Im whiter and more knackered then before I went but lovely to experience some hot sunshine. DD1 had a blast and even got me on damm camel confused not great idea when wearing a dress, never had carpet burn on the inside thighs before wink

Still got a nightmare sleepless baby who is prolonging the wonder week from hell hmm. She is a very temperamental little soul we go from giggles to all out screaming fits within seconds.

She has earned herself a bed in her own room from tonight, wish me luck!

Lostbobbles Sun 14-Apr-13 21:11:21

Sorry welcome Ali, sounds like you have either a hungry baby or a comfort eater. What's his weight gain like? If you think it's comfort you could try a dummy -- just don't become a dummy freak like me and give as soon as he opens his mouth day and night--

Lostbobbles Sun 14-Apr-13 21:12:48

Whoops think I added space to the strike through or it's stupid phone

Alilog Sun 14-Apr-13 21:30:34

Thanks Lostbobbles! I think it's both! He did something similar at 4 weeks and gained 11oz in one week! I think (hope) this is just another growth spurt and won't last too long. I just hit the wall as all my mum friends seem to have had babies who were practically sleeping through the night by 8 weeks! As a first time mum with no baby experience I have naturally assumed that the fact that the longest sleep DS has had is 3 hours is because I'm doing something wrong! Stupid I know!

Lora, I've heard that too! I guess it's good to keep as an option for the wee small hours!

Lostbobbles Sun 14-Apr-13 22:20:15

Ali you are not alone my DD2 is a crap sleeper and I'm 13 weeks in. (Tbh my and dh's irresponsible dummy obsession is prob a lot to blame) DD1 was even more shocking, she did have silent reflux but once she improved, we 'sleep trained' her at 6 months and touch wood she has slept like a dream ever since.

mrsbugsywugsy Sun 14-Apr-13 23:11:06

thanks for the new thread octane and welcome Ali

today was a lovely sunny day and we took dd swimming.

Meringue33 Mon 15-Apr-13 07:37:03

Dammit LO is going to have to go in his own room soon. He was only up for a quick 15 min feed in the night but I lost two whole hours of sleep cause he was making so much noise sad

Could have done without DP's alarm clock and him hitting snooze about four times either!

Welcome Ali smile

Lora1982 Mon 15-Apr-13 10:58:52

Im borrowing a crib cos hes way too big for his moses and the cots too big for my room. Plus if he goes in his room itl annoy me because il have to get up and walk in there. I like just picking him up and colapsing back in bed! Left him with dp while im at the dentist :'( boobs ache and dp was like "he cant be hungry again surely" corse he can hes a bottomless pit

AppleCrumples Mon 15-Apr-13 11:41:18

Lora we borrowed a crib ages ago (bit of a mix up dp mate said we could borrow their cot turns out men have no idea!). Theres no way she would have been in the moses basket much longer and tbh shes starting to outgrow the crib shock currently looking at cots on ebay. Shame tho aa i love the crib.

Hope everyone ok today. Dcs went back to school today and have spent whole morning cleaning up the mess! So far only the kitchen and living room are done! Bathroom next then have to sort out dining room as everything seems to end up in there might just shut that door and pretend its not there oh the fun!

Angielka Mon 15-Apr-13 12:52:38

Well we have MIL staying 'to help out'. So far she's managed to criticise Molly sucking her thumb rather than having a dummy, not like anything I've cooked and I woke up this morning to her hovering over the cot as Molly was grumbling a bit. Before she had a chance to pick Molly up, she stuck her thumb in her mouth and went back to sleep grin. It's always like this with ILs right?!

Hi Ali and good luck - the first six weeks are definitely the worst most challenging, and the first three months have their moments too... but the good bits are so worth it, aren't they.

No laughing here, but lots and lots of grinning and being generally content watching us run around like headless chickens with DD1, which is fine by me!

Lora1982 Mon 15-Apr-13 14:56:53

I did the obligatory plaster hand and foot thingy today. Quite pleased with myself because the gel that came with it was rubbish and it said to hol their hand and foot in it for two mins while it set.... Whos going to get a baby to do that? Pfft so i made play dough and did it that way grin but because i went a bit over the top and made the play dough red the plaster now has a pink tinge to it :-D that'll be something to explain when hes older.
Hes currently being very cute chatting to his gym.

In other news congrats me for managing to pump an ounce and half out of my bad boob. Its never been so generous before! Dexter can get loads out but ive never had any luck. I think smothering it with lansinoh first helped. The other boob pumps out loads more so its got a bit of catching up to do

Meringue33 Mon 15-Apr-13 15:14:57

And we were both having a nap when some twerp rang the landline - bane of my life since having him! Not often I take a nap now since he is sleeping longer at night but would have been nice, never mind.

What's the consensus on next thing to sleep in, should I be looking at a crib, cot or cot bed?

Lora the letdown in my left boob is so slow it is great for putting him to sleep if I'm having trouble... If he's hungry I need to give him the right first!!

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