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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

Angielka Thu 18-Apr-13 09:55:22

lotsof I have to agree with Pascha every baby is different and has different needs. Plus, they change so quickly. We were having wake ups 2/3 times a night just a couple of weeks ago and now we're getting 9-7 with no wake ups. Molly is a mega big baby though - I think I'll be getting the 6-9 month clothes out pretty soon, and she's 3 months today!

I agree about the life passing quickly thing too - where does the time go?

Angielka Thu 18-Apr-13 10:02:19

Oh and Molly is EBF and down to 6 feeds most days, but like I say, that's all pretty recent and she's mahoosive. We have vaccinations tomorrow and a chance to weigh and measure her again. Pascha despite all the feeding going on here, I'm also losing weight much more slowly than last time - maybe it just gets harder each time sad. It's extra unfair because we're running aorund after toddlers - the weight should be dropping off!

octanegirl Thu 18-Apr-13 11:53:18

I had the most amazing night! He slept from 11pm till 7.30 am. I cant quite believe it. He stirred a bit at 6 but went back to sleep on his own. I'm sure we will go back and forth a bit but still. He's 3 months tomorrow. I agree with Angielka that it goes so fast....

Meringue33 Thu 18-Apr-13 12:51:37

Cool thanks guys will experiment and see what happens smile

LO was awake before me this morning, don't know how long for but he was very happy in his basket, tugging on the cloth and then holding his fist up to examine it, think he has just realised his hands belong to him smile

Lora1982 Thu 18-Apr-13 13:32:13

Jumperoos here and all miltoned down ready to go, shame hes sleeping in the swing for the first tine in weeks i managed to get the hoover out aswell for the first time in months that sent him sleep... Even with the dog barking like mad at it. I went crazy on Tiny Nippers last night and spent £50 on cool nappies, that people wont see cos of clothes but still I know they are there grin

Despite again dozing til ten and having a so far successsful day, im still in pjs with unbrushed hair!

Louise85 Thu 18-Apr-13 13:48:42

Hello again - lost the new thread for a while and have had a week from hell which is still continuing.

Those that follow wonder weeks - is there anything to explain ds's shocking sleep patterns? He'd be 13 weeks today according to due date & its been bad for nearly a week now - so since 12 weeks?

Had 3 hours sleep a night for the last week - it is a form of torture...he sleeps well till 10pm feed then awake from 12/midnight ever 20 mins for his dummy!!! dd has been full of the joys of spring for the last week and wont even let me lie down for half an hour and have dh's gran visiting this whole week as well...please let this week end soon...sorry. moan over.

Angielka Thu 18-Apr-13 14:00:08

What about your teeth Lora? I always judge the success of my day by whether I've managed to brush my teeth before lunchtime wink

My nappies are hanging in the sunshine drying. I must have proper baby brain - I just caught myself thinking how lovely they all look swinging in the breeze confused

Angielka Thu 18-Apr-13 14:02:54

cross posts louise sorry about the sleep problems sad what about the four month sleep regression? Could that be it? I'm not sure about wonder weeks but I do know babies like to shake things up just when you least expect it... and especially when guests are staying

Lora1982 Thu 18-Apr-13 14:32:33

Hahaa.. No teeth brushed, hopefully il get to do them before bed!

mrsbugsywugsy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:18:37

dd had her final set of jabs yesterday. she screamed her head off again but this time I was prepared and popped a boob straight in her mouth so she only got a couple of good shrieks in. she was grumpy for the rest of the day and had a slight temperature.

I panicked a bit yesterday evening because I found a little lump on her neck, but I found quite a few threads on here saying it is likely to be swollen glands, which I'm guessing is a reaction to the jabs.

last night she slept from 11 till 4 which is a personal best, but I'm trying not to get too excited in case it was a one off. today we have been for a lovely walk in the sunshine smile

mrsbugsywugsy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:20:21

octane envy of your sleep, I don't think I've slept that much since I was about 20 weeks pregnant

Meringue33 Thu 18-Apr-13 16:23:03

How great is this weather, properly feels like spring

mrsbugsywugsy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:23:22

I always wake dd at my bedtime for a feed if she doesn't wake up by herself, it's a habit we got into early on. do others do this? I worry that if I don't wake her then she will wake me up just as I've gone to sleep.

mrsbugsywugsy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:25:09

agreed meringue , this is how I envisaged my maternity leave, rather than the frozen wasteland of the last few months.

it has been pretty windy here though, but I love the big waves (I live by the sea)

Angielka Thu 18-Apr-13 16:48:26

Yeah meringue Molly slept in her pram in the garden this afternoon and I put my feet up for two mins in the sun. It's exactly what I'd imagined for my maternity leave and was losing hope it would ever actually happen!

bugsy I usually go to bed after Molly has had her last feed too - I don't tend to wake her, but she wakes herself then I just go to bed early grin

octanegirl Thu 18-Apr-13 17:12:33

bugsy I wake him when I go to bed too. He makes the most hilarious outraged facial expressions and farts like a horse. It's so funny!

lotsofthingstolearn Thu 18-Apr-13 17:49:47

Ah thanks everyone for making me feel better- these people that have their opinion with what seems like little or no substance! Great that their children did it but this little chimp here isn't ready! I am sure that he will do it when he wants to do it but I feel better knowing that others haven't got the 7-7 thing sorted. He's 14 weeks so fingers crossed he'll get there soon! I don't really care if I think about it he's just such a happy little thing. I've had the perhaps you should start him on solids soon comment today! I'm sure everyone means well but it's just so very frustrating

Bugsy I have always done the feed before we go to bed thing- it works well for us- not sure I dare drop it just yet!

Has anyone found that the playmat hasn't really worked for them- We've had a great one bought from mamas and papas and he's not really been interested at all and gets bored so so quickly whereas just popping him in his chair he can sit forever just watching me potter etc

glorious Thu 18-Apr-13 17:50:30

Well I was enjoying the sun too until we got caught in a massive thunderstorm on Blackheath, complete with hail. For the non londoners among you it's about the worst place you can think of for weather like that as there's no shelter at all. Good job Ellen was under the new coat I've just bought to go over the sling! She was a bit scared.

happyhow Thu 18-Apr-13 17:55:34

It's been snot and poo central here... Got 4hrs sleep last night and ended up in the sitting room with Bailey, his basket and my slanket at 3.45am so that hubby could get more sleep before work. B has spent most of the day screaming, pooing, feeding and sleeping with a fun period just in time for Daddy coming home from work... Haven't been able to get a nap in so early bed for me.

I don't wake B when I go to bed. Even if he was willing to take a dream feed, his body forgets that he's had that extra milk and he still wakes up when he would've been due to anyway.

Hubby and his friend are laying the hall flooring tonight. Will be nice to get my new slippers out (lovely ladybugs!) without fear if them getting torn to shreds like the bumble bees!

Lostbobbles Thu 18-Apr-13 18:10:56

Loving the sunshine smile

Louise: when was his actual due date as wonder weeks work from that. But Lois was a week out we had horrendous 12-13.5 week.

Hormonal- agree we are in for trouble , knows her own mind this one confused

Night 2 of dummy cold turkey was still shocking woke every 2.5 - 3 hours and again had two middle of night feeds hmm

Angielka Thu 18-Apr-13 18:19:53

glorious I grew up on the edge of Blackheath! Don't envy you the thunderstorm

lots each baby seems to have a clear idea about which things we buy are worthwhile and which are a waste of money! DD1 never liked the playmat - got bored after two seconds, whereas Molly loves it. She can chat away to the animals hanging over her for ages. Mind you, DD1 wouldn't sit in her bouncy chair for long either but Molly is happy in there watching me too. Maybe you'll just have to put the mat away for the next baby wink

Louise85 Thu 18-Apr-13 18:48:48

Thanks Lost - think it might be that. And wow - you've gone cold turkey on the dummy?? I've been talking to health visitor today and think we going to go cold turkey on Sat - dreading it but without the pain there will be no gain and can't be doing the dummy thing every 20 mins at night anymore.

Sounds like every one had a lovely sunny day for the most part, enjoying mat leave grin

Meringue33 Thu 18-Apr-13 19:02:14

It was beautiful. Only thing is we haven't been able to go to park as too worried about branches blowing off the trees in this wind!

Louise/Lost, this LO was 2.5 weeks early but the Wonder Weeks have fit perfectly to his birthdate.

glorious Thu 18-Apr-13 22:21:46

Good luck with the dummy lost and * louise*.

Lovely place to grow up angielka , are you still in London? Sorry if you've said before.

Lora1982 Fri 19-Apr-13 00:21:15

Uh oh hes started to like sucking his thumb. I was hoping he'd prefer a dummy but it doesnt seem to work a lot of the time now. Hes also got bored of his gym mat thingy, i think hes just associated it with me wondering off though cos hes more than happy if i dump him on his changing mat then leave jumperoos a success he loves it. Made me proud turning the little turny things to make noise (he probably didnt do it on purpose!)

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