The 5th Gemini luxury bus - the one with babies!

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FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 21-Jun-13 15:07:47

As we have all our gorgeous babies now, welcome aboad the 5th Gemini bus.

Drinks and previously banned foods supplied in bulk, Car seats installed, slings and prams at the ready, as we head into parenthood, and all the excitement, and sleepless nights our little ones will bring along the way.

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bringonthetrumpets Fri 21-Jun-13 15:25:56

Just thinking about banned foods, I should have someone bring us some SUSHI. Holy yum.

Jojobump1986 Fri 21-Jun-13 15:50:08

Pimms anyone? grin

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 21-Jun-13 16:13:53

Sushi is banned? Oops. blush

<drinks pimms to disguise shame>

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Thundercatsarego Fri 21-Jun-13 17:05:00

I pop in to say hello and cause you to drive the bus to a whole different topic!! Drastic avoidance measures frus wink

bringonthetrumpets Fri 21-Jun-13 17:06:33

Well, at least it was (supposed to be?) when we were pregnant. Someone pass me a Pimms please to help numb these throbbing rocks on my chest. Cheers! <chugs>

Birth photos are linked in our fb group. No worries, everything is PG.

kittykatsforever Fri 21-Jun-13 17:53:34

Hi thunder <waves madly> I actually went looking for you not long ago on the Laura Ashley thread as that was my old thread but everyone seemed new and you were no where to be found, just wanted to see how you were getting on, really pleased to hear you blood test results sound so positive!
Great new bus, can't believe it, we've all graduated!
Lor on your previous question, I personally wouldn't wake your little man to feed in the night, in the book I use ( the bible ) it discourages any wake up after 7 at night as if you do it at the same time for example 10/11 before you go to bed you will find you are doing it for longer then your baby needs and as its you waking him but will also develop a habit of him waking at that time when he no longer needs a feed iyswim, would an option be you expressing some before bed at say 10 and when he next wakes give it him in a bottle so he gets used to one, dh can enjoy feeding him and you get a longer stint of sleep? When he starts sleeping through you can either drop it or move it to the 7 o'clock feed? If its in a bottle obviously there will be no crankiness as its straight in and out?

kittykatsforever Fri 21-Jun-13 17:54:24

Oh and I'd love a pims! What a fabulous suggestion

Thundercatsarego Fri 21-Jun-13 18:06:54

Hey kitty, good to see you! Yeah I'm on the Laura Ashley thread and the elderberry pavlovas too. I come and go though- have needed a break recently.

I'll have a pimms too if anyone's offering and you won't kick me out too soon for not fulfilling bus criteria blush

<offers strawberries and clotted cream>

<oh and some Brie if you're after the forbidden foods!>

kittykatsforever Fri 21-Jun-13 18:45:53

You'll never be kicked off ( when you bring goodies) once a member always a member! you can also join us on the fb page too if you want
Dd1has just peed on carpet, oh how I love this age

Thundercatsarego Fri 21-Jun-13 18:49:27

Oo are there photos?

kittykatsforever Fri 21-Jun-13 19:23:59

Yes pictures of all the new little ones and oldies, it's quite funny putting names to faces!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 21-Jun-13 20:36:55

I wrote a reply. And then my battery died. Oh well.

Ds has started on the gaviscon. Lets hope we can manage to get through a feed without being covered in baby sick.

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Lorelei353 Fri 21-Jun-13 20:49:20

Yay. New thread in whole different forum. I did start a post to suggest this earlier but never got a chance to send it.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 21-Jun-13 20:52:29

I'm glad it not just me that starts writing a post but doesn't send it lor

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Lorelei353 Fri 21-Jun-13 20:53:22

Thanks for that kitty. That's what I thought. I suppose we've also been told to still not let him go beyond 4 hours without feeding, until his weight is back up. mw coming on Monday to hopefully weigh and discharge us. Today is day 10 but she's given us a few extra days.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 21-Jun-13 21:05:57

Dd2 keeps doing that kitty which just isnt funny anymore, my bathroom smells what is funny however was ds getting isn't himself in the face earlier. That's not something one comes across with girls. grin who ever said boys were easier clearly never changed a nappy.

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bringonthetrumpets Fri 21-Jun-13 21:08:47

Just pm me thunder if you want to be added on fb. smile

Midwife came for day 3 visit. Baby girl gained 2 oz, got a super cute midwife-knitted hat, showed off her milk-guzzling as well as super-pooing skills and I got a cabbage grin.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 21-Jun-13 21:18:08

Did the cabbage arrive wearing the hat? wink
good weight gain bugle. grin

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kittykatsforever Fri 21-Jun-13 21:30:05

grin At ds's nappy changing frus. Gota love a shower he he
Can't believe you've got a weight gain bring! That's impressive at 3 days, she knows what she's doing doesn't she!

bringonthetrumpets Fri 21-Jun-13 21:30:24

Yes, it was a super fancy cabbage.

Jojobump1986 Fri 21-Jun-13 22:07:37

DS2 just peed all over DH & the bed! grin I never have that problem <smug> - I drape a wipe over him as soon as I open the nappy, wipe through the wipe, replacing it if necessary & then switch nappies underneath him before removing the wipe & doing up the new nappy. A friend taught me that trick about a year ago & I've not had any incidents since! No idea why DH won't listen to me. He spends ages carefully arranging the travel change mat as an extension of the normal mat "because DS2 always wees in the same direction" & then carefully dabs at his nether-regions until you could eat off his little bottom! hmm I regularly feel like telling him to get on with it but then I feel bad for questioning his ability!

Impressive weight gain bring! It must feel good to have confirmation that all the feeding & sore breasts are doing their job! smile

Librarina Sat 22-Jun-13 00:55:39

Ooooh, nice new bus

We had our day 5 check today.

She's still a bit jaundice but well below the treatment line. She's gone down fr 8lb 13 to 8lb 6 which is fine and my stitches are healing nicely (thanks to spritzing w tea tree and witch hazel)

Will try pop in in daylight, but going back to sleep soon as she gets off this boob!

My boobs are rather lovely, I am in awe of them. My nipples on the ty hand are trashed!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 22-Jun-13 01:03:10

Who needs daylight?

Do you have lanolin for your nipples lib?

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bringonthetrumpets Sat 22-Jun-13 02:09:42

Good news on the jaundice, lib Ouch on the nips. Yes to lanolin. If you can find nipple butter that has coco seed butter and herbs like calendula, even better because it'll help heal things as well as keep them moisturized. Do you have companies like Earth Mama, Angel Baby or Motherlove over there?

DH is being a dear and has run out for a cheeseburger for me during a thunderstorm (entirely his idea because he didn't want to cook tonight grin), I smell like coleslaw with giant cabbage leaves in my bra, and I have decided that whoever created the electric breast pump is a genius because now I'm actually sitting comfortably with normal-breast-like-consistency boobs. I expressed 10 oz! shock There is no way this kid is going to drink 10 oz in a sitting....

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