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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.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 22-Jun-13 04:13:58

He he, I've discovered that dd2s fake attention seeking crying triggers my letdown. Little monster.

Librarina Sat 22-Jun-13 07:59:05

I have so much lanolin my nips are slippy! I think she has a Pavlovian response to the lid snapping on!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 22-Jun-13 08:02:12

I've not head of those companies bring but then I do live out in the sticks. 10oz is amazing.

Mmm cheeseburger.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 22-Jun-13 08:10:22

My apologies now if my sentences are shorter and more abrupt than normal. I really don't mean to be rude. I'm just struggling to stay focused on anything, when it's not all go in my house I seem to just fall asleep mid post.

bringonthetrumpets Sat 22-Jun-13 09:20:46

Hahahah Lib! That actually really made me laugh. <insert agonizing moan> they are back to throbbing and rock-hard, making it impossible to get back to sleep right now. That's after massaging them for 10 mins in the shower.

Hey, we're all mums Frus. Short, abrupt sentences while stopping to talk to a little person and frantically looking around the room for kids causing trouble while having a conversation is totally normal.

Librarina Sat 22-Jun-13 10:15:51

I think we're all a bit short if sentence and random with our spelling.

But aren't we lucky!

Mine just pooed but I can't bring myself to wake her!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 22-Jun-13 10:41:33

I don't lib I wait until he stirs.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 22-Jun-13 10:45:02

Oh and my parents have just announced they're popping in on their way back from somewhere. I am a slattern. My house is a state. It's usually spotless when they visit. And I don't care. grin it's not like they'd ever offer to help.

Lorelei353 Sat 22-Jun-13 11:40:10

I can sympathise on the sore nips. lanolin is amazing though.

Jojobump1986 Sat 22-Jun-13 15:43:55

I never got on with lanolin. I found coconut oil just as effective & much more soothing to apply. I use coconut oil for everything! It's also great as a nappy rash cream & on dry skin!

Librarina Sat 22-Jun-13 16:05:52

I've just ordered the Eartth .mama nipple butter and to make the order up to free delivery have added the bottom butter on for her. Hope she likes it, the reviews are good.

bringonthetrumpets Sat 22-Jun-13 16:49:41

That stuff is ahhhhh-mazing Lib. I always recommend it to mamas that I work with. Glad it's available in the UK for you! Plus, it smells like chocolate smile

Still have rocks on my chest, but at least the throbbing has subsided a bit. Tried expressing again this morning and found that only one side is being cooperative and the other refuses to let the milk out. Urgh. At least little miss is good at drawing it all out.

Currently chilling with the boys in bed and watching Disney Jr, as it's cloudy and meh outside. It's good to finally spend some time with them after they've been in school all week, and I've been in my bedroom in my lovely postpartum cocoon. Dh has been so sweet these past few days. I'll have to repay him in a few months when he has surgery!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 22-Jun-13 17:40:45

🍔 anyone

Librarina Sat 22-Jun-13 21:50:01

Is that a late night burger?

Yummy, but pregnancy & childbirth has turned me veggie!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 22-Jun-13 23:12:07

Quorn burger lib grin

Ultimate question; is there any point in snuggling down to sleep now if ds is making squeaky noises? hmm

🐙 <-- look its an octopus

Jojobump1986 Sat 22-Jun-13 23:27:30

No, Frus... That's a small, empty rectangle... How much of that Pimms did you drink? hmm

I'd say wake DS up & feed him now & you'll be sorted for a few hours kip! wink

Librarina Sat 22-Jun-13 23:44:36

Midnight feed a bit early .

Pleases sleep until 3 baby.

Also have just accidentally used lipbalm on my nips instead if lanolin.
I hope she likes fermented paw paw with honey!

Shit! Honey!

Jojobump1986 Sun 23-Jun-13 03:40:27

The thing about honey is the risk of botulism - I doubt that's an issue from cosmetics! It's a very low risk with actual honey anyway!

DS2 is driving me mad! Normally it takes a minute max for him to latch on... It took 15 minutes, he fed for 4 & fell asleep. hmm He woke up a little after I changed his nappy but I've had to keep prodding him to get him to feed for another 8 mins. Given the fuss he was making when he woke me up you'd have thought he was starvi

Jojobump1986 Sun 23-Jun-13 03:42:40

*starving... I'm so sleepy! He's now refusing to burp so I can't lay him flat & will have to stay upright cuddling him all night. I want to sleeeeeep!

Librarina Sun 23-Jun-13 03:53:17

I miss sleeping!

Wish we fed in bed...I'm chilly!

I'd like this to be a decent feed, make the pain count.
Having her latch checked on Tuesday by a Lact Cons as it still hurts but the Midwives have all said her position is fine. She's just started 'clicking' when she swallows.

Librarina Sun 23-Jun-13 03:55:21

So she appears to love the lipbalm... It's from Australia and apparently it doubles up as nipple balm there.

Who knew I could spend so long thinking about nipples and cream for them!

bringonthetrumpets Sun 23-Jun-13 03:55:40

LOL at using lipbalm lib

Dude, I've got ridiculous cleavage right now and she isn't due to eat for another 30 minutes. gaaaaahhhhhh this is so agonizing. Very much looking forward to when this phase is OVER.

Also, has anyone else been having headaches? I've been having headaches at the end of the day, despite drinking a TON of water. I wonder if it's hormones or just pure exhaustion.

Librarina Sun 23-Jun-13 04:10:05

I had a splitting headache last night. Went to bed at 8.30 but didn't go to sleep til gone 10.

I think its cos we did too much. Had lots of visitors then took her out to a party. We didn't stay long but it was incredibly wearing, mostly emotionally.

Librarina Sun 23-Jun-13 04:10:30

Are you getting nightmares also?

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sun 23-Jun-13 06:57:18

Yes bring I had headaches at the same stage. Can't remember when they stopped (don't have them now) think it was only a few days.

I ignored the squeaking, and got 1.30, 430 and 6.30.

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