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November 2012 - Does it seem like half a year?

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StuntNun Fri 19-Apr-13 11:09:38

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FatimaLovesBread Fri 19-Apr-13 13:10:12

Just tried in some of my bikinis and my massive flabby feeders won't fit in properly! <wails> wouldn't mind if they were big and perky but they're more like spaniels ears. Think when I stop feeding I'm going to have to roll them up in to my bra grin
Has anybody got any flattering nursing bras? That don't make your boobs in to a monoboob that stretches round under your armpits

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 13:14:07

Good news on the tits front. Mine have filled out a little now. Not like they were. But less empty sack like.

<Giving hope to millions> grin

FatimaLovesBread Fri 19-Apr-13 13:15:33

Yay! That makes me hopeful I won't be left with rocks in socks grin

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 13:18:44

Rocks in socks <holds on to pelvic floor tightly!> grin

I was right. O just downed 8oz and conked out on my shoulder. He looks so content! Let's see if I can get him swaddled and in cot!

StuntNun Fri 19-Apr-13 13:18:57

Just got J down for his 11 a.m. nap. I'm drained. Time for lunch. Please don't wake up too soon J.

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 13:21:42

Done. shock

Fucking hell. shock

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 13:26:47

I wish I understood babies. Mind you, I wish I understood people.

Keep on dreamin'!

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 13:40:31

Weaning question:

When giving your baby meals, do you plan their food times around convenient times for you? Or do you give them meals when you have yours?

It's just in our house, breakfast is when you can grab it - I'm not a breakfast person tend not to bother with it. I was planning on giving O his at around 9. Once DP finishes work for 3 months next week, there will not be any need to take O on the school run as we will both be off, and then by July no more school runs. DS1 will be walking to school from september!

Lunch, well, it varies again, but around 1pm is usual. I was thinking of giving O his around 12.45 as he often naps around 1pm.

Dinner we have very late really, due to work it has often been 7pm, sometimes a bit later when we eat. A bit late for O, as he seems to be ready for bed between 7.30-8pm. So I was thinking of aiming for 5pm, but this means he won't be eating with us... is that an issue? He won't really be having breakfast with us, or dinner. Just lunch.

StuntNun Fri 19-Apr-13 13:45:16

And he's awake. confused

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Fri 19-Apr-13 13:51:25

Just back from seeing the nurse at my surgery. Went due to my ingrowing toenail which repeatedly gets infected mainly because I repeatedly play the amateur surgeon to cure it I was last there 3 months ago for the exact same reason and promised the nurse that after the infection had cleared, I would see the GP to try and sort the underlying problem.

Obviously I didn't see the GP, so here we are 3 months later. I went in and said I was embarrassed and guilty I hadn't followed the advice, and then I got my bollocking. But it wasn't for not following advice, it was for "being a mum and doing that thing mums do" ie putting self last and only seeking help when it was really, really bad. I got told in no uncertain terms that not putting myself higher up my list was not sensible and not just for me, but because if I got really unwell then how precisely was that helping my family, hmmm?

I felt suitably chastised, but also thought that there is a lesson there that does not only apply to self inflicted small infected cut on toe.

ChasingDaisy Fri 19-Apr-13 13:53:49

I have a similar weaning question to Detective.

How do you time giving solids around their milk feeds. I am conscious of making sure that his milk intake doesn't drop as it is low enough as it is. So I don't want him to eat so much food that he doesn't want his milk. Equally, he probably won't want solids if he is full on milk hmm

I am planning to start by introducing lunch so he can eat when I do, followed by breakfast and dinner last. Does that sound ok?

Detective for what its worth, to me it seems fairly normal for children to eat dinner earlier than their parents.

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 14:03:08

Thanks chasing! I didn't eat with DS1 when he was little either, but didn't fucking worry about it either!!

What is with this sudden guilt thing?!

Madam DP had his ingrowing toe nails sorted about 8 weeks ago. He left them for well over 18 months. He would cut them out, constant infections, would scream if anyone went near his toes. Was an absolute nightmare. Culminated in stubbing foot on dog while holding Oscar. Not good. Made him go to GP. He was in constant agony but did nothing about it!

Anyway, best thing he's ever had done. Was annoying for him having to soak his feet and re-dress them every night for 6 weeks.

But worth it.

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Fri 19-Apr-13 14:08:14

detective my DH has a similar frustration with me. I know, I know. Must get it sorted.

horseylady Fri 19-Apr-13 14:09:22

yw 6 months last major growth spurt. A lot of people have increased feeding then it steadies off.

I am giving bottle at 7ish breakfast about 8.45 (usually porridge/fruit purée) pushing the next feed back to 11-11.30, then offering lunch if he's awake (just finger food) at whatever time he's awake. Today I'm not. He's still sleeping. Then bottle at about 3, dinner either 5 or 8pm depending what were doing, bottle at 6.30, bottle at 10pm. I'm guessing the 3 and 6 bottle will combine soon as he takes on more food/water (not tried that yet) as his lunch gets bigger. I'm hoping his bedtime will get earlier or hell bring his last bottle forwards. I actually have no idea how it will pan out!!!!

Second time mums?? People keep saying it just happens!!!

BigPigLittlePig Fri 19-Apr-13 14:12:16

madam I put off having mine dealt with for 2 years, then made the really fucking stupid mistake of watching the procedure as a student, during which I fainted due to a total dislike of fingerrs/toes/nails in general. I then waited another 2 years. I had one pair of shoes I could wear. Finally succumbed and have had not one jot of trouble since, bloomin; marvellous wee op unless you watch them do it

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 14:12:30

I was sat downstairs listening to music while Oscar slept in the cot. As one track ended I heard crying from upstairs. But nothing on baby monitor. On inspection it appears the baby unit has failed. Assuming fuse, but will need to get under cot to get at it.

Stupid fucking thing. Good job it wasn't the evening when the TV was on or I might not have heard him. I didn't have the music on loud, and I couldn't hear him over it. Not good.

He can't have been crying for long though as it was a 3 minute track.

He's now back asleep, but downstairs in the car seat.

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 14:13:59

I've forgotten everything Horsey. Must start writing things down for O!!

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 14:17:06

I wish there was a way to get all my posts in one place, from these threads, so I could read them and put a timeline together for things O has done. These threads will contain them all, with dates. For my poor forgetful memory.

I've looked up my posts but it was a waste of time, nothing is in date order, was a mess trying to go through them.


Thechick Fri 19-Apr-13 14:19:15

Lo is 6 and a half months. We don't have a strict routine with bf or with solids. I think I've read that at this stage it's about getting them used to having different tastes and textures rather than an actual meal so I'm feeding H with milk first and then giving solids a bit after. He has lunch at about 1ish or after his first nap and dinner at 6ish and usually we have lunch at the same time but its not a hard and fast rule. We don't have dinner at the same time.

horseylady Fri 19-Apr-13 14:36:38

chick I tried that way but he won't eat after his bottle and is too agitated for me to feed him in the middle. So I try to feed an hour or two after his bottle.

detective would be good!!!! I filled out some of the firsts in the red book. Made most of it up as I couldn't remember!!!

Oh he's started saying da da! He just babbles allllllllll day long.

Right I've set up the monitor in his room. He's going in tonight. I have the angle care one. I've tested the motion sensor. It works. Anything else I need to do???? I've turned it off now. Oh I need to put batteries in for power cuts!!!

Pikz Fri 19-Apr-13 14:41:50


LO has a new's loud!

In terms of weaning and milk, ive worked his meals round his usual nap and milk ties. So he has milk 6.30am, breakfast 7.30am, milk 9.30 am, lunch 12pm, milk 12.30pm, milk 3.30pm, dinner 5pm and milk 6.30pm and bed at 7ish. Works like this ish most days. He naps at 8am, 10.30am and 1ish and 4.30pm.

PetiteRaleuse Fri 19-Apr-13 15:00:24

At the moment LO is having a meal (veg) early lunch and a snack (fruit compote) later in the afternoon. I am going to introduce breakfast next week, and an evening meal probably the week after, or possibly next week too, when I will start introducing meat and fish. Breakfast will be toast soldiers or porridge depending on my energy levels. I am not too fussed about breakfast though for the moment, I prefer her to drink milk.

I will also be mushing fruit into natural yoghurt once the berry season starts in a month or so (though, just a reminder, keep an eye out for allergic reactions to berries particularly strawberries).

FatimaLovesBread Fri 19-Apr-13 15:07:32

Right, sorted some clothes out. Moved some Pre-pregnancy t-shirt out of the attic room back in to my drawers to wear and them moved my dresses out of my wardrobe in the attic. Ain't going to be wearing them anytime soon with breast feeding so might as well make some space.

My wardrobe at the moment is so boring. I've been wearing jeans, vest tops and hoody religiously. The vest tops end up stretching over my massive mammaries though and going baggy round my belly.
Could do with some nice tops to go with jeans that aren't too expensive. Any suggestions?

Quick food question - what can I cook for tea that uses chicken breast, chorizo and sweet potato?

TheDetective Fri 19-Apr-13 15:19:44

Something like these Fatima?

YellowWellies Fri 19-Apr-13 15:28:02

Horsey I bet you're right - I bet its a fecking growth spurt and he's refluxy because he's scoffing so much milk!!! Will keep him off solids today as shouldn't wean if growth spurt as he needs to up my supply.....

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