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DECEMBER 2012: The start of crawling and the end of maternity leave

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halestone Thu 27-Jun-13 20:32:04

New thread

FriendofDorothy Thu 27-Jun-13 20:35:38

We go through threads so fast!

halestone Thu 27-Jun-13 20:36:54

I thought i better start a new thread before night fall, we've gone backwards with weaning, as all week its been a real struggle to get her to eat more than a couple of mouthfuls. Luckily shes still eating melon and mango, and still taking her drink. I'm expecting another really bad night tonight, but you never know she may FX surprise me.

Stacks aww i hope T isn't allergic to eggs. Bless him but i'm glad sleep is finally getting better for you

Stacks Thu 27-Jun-13 21:04:24

Marking place.

We've been doing some gentle sleep training here. I think it's working (though I don't think it's responsible for the longer sleeps, so could just be a coincidence). For the first sleep of the night I'm feeding T in bed with me then moving him into his cot to sleep. I've done it for a few days now (3 or 4 I think) and things seem to be improving. It started out with 30 mins of crying before sleep, now we're down to less than 10 (and much less frantic crying). Basically I put him down, leave him cry for about 30 secs, pick him up and soothe, then say "night night T" and put him down and repeat if necessary. It works ok except he'll only fall asleep if my hand is covering his face confused I then have to carefully extract it without waking him. If he wakes I can sometimes just settle him back by putting my hand there.
It's not translated into better sleep for me yet, as he's only managing about 8-10 in his cot and I'm awake in bed watching the laptop for that time. I think tonight I might challenge his 6th sense for me being in the room and go downstairs for this sleep! The chance at an evening alone with DH, the first in 6 months...

Hales - I'm trying to not expect T to eat anything so I don't get disappointed. He sucks and chews at lots of things, but still doesn't really swallow anything. I guess that's good wrt his possible allergies. I really wanted him to eat loads and sleep more though. sad I hope your dd starts eating again soon and sleeps well for you tonight.

WillYouDoTheFandango Thu 27-Jun-13 21:08:15

I have no experience of allergies Stacks but there's a good mn allergy board where you could get some advice

We're definitely getting better with lumps, I've been mixing some fork mashed fusilli in with his pasta sauce and only half gets spat out now as opposed to all grin

WLmum Thu 27-Jun-13 21:36:53

Thanks for new thread hales!

MaMaPo Thu 27-Jun-13 21:46:17

Thanks Hales!

Solids have taken a backseat today - C too miserable with teething to eat. Barely took any milk either, except for bedtime, so I expect to be up a fair few times during the night.

Where do the top teeth come through? If I feel the very front of C's gum (directly behind the lip) i can feel two big lumps. This afternoon I noticed that the gum ridge is a bit deformed on one side, with something white maybe lurking there. Is the gum ridge where I would expect the point of the top tooth to come through the gum? Or is it further towards the front of the mouth? I am crossing my fingers that the tooth is just ready to come through meaning we may have a decent night sleep at some stage.

Lovely day out in central London with friends. I am really going to miss them when I move back to Aus. Less than 3 months - eep!

itsMYNutella Thu 27-Jun-13 22:54:11

Stacks his bottom gum has become all lumpy in the last week or so. He also has a tendency to be more grumpy in the afternoon and will still be happy as long as you keep him entertained and distracted alllll the time <tired> but we give him the herbal remedy thing at bedtime and I'm going to put the not too bad sleeping down to that!

halestone Thu 27-Jun-13 22:57:49

Mama H's top middle left and the tooth on the left of that came first.

Tonight is going to be a bad night, still no sleep from Hhmm

PurplePidjin Thu 27-Jun-13 23:37:23

Heinz pasta stars are awesome if you cba to mash pasta like me! I cook a tbsp and mix with whatever sauce we're having, or pureed cauliflower/broccoli/spinach/whatever plus 1oz cheese if our meal isn't suitable.

My update is on the last fred, sorry!

halestone Fri 28-Jun-13 01:46:37

Wow Pidj thats alot of new stuff he's learntgrin

Me and DP just had to put H in her pram and walk her around our area just to get her to calm down confused shes asleep now FX it lasts but her nose is dead bunged uphmm

PurplePidjin Fri 28-Jun-13 02:52:24

And he just slept a 4 hours atretch! We've been hour and a halfly for a few days, huge relief!

SpottyTeacakes Fri 28-Jun-13 04:30:40

Stacks you could rub a tiny bit of mayo/egg on his wrist and see if it comes up?

Hales I really wouldn't fret about the food it can be really disheartening when they suddenly stop but it's so common when teething.

WL he does love his food. After making everything from scratch with dd I've been pretty lazy this time using pouches for one meal a day. Must plan meals he can have (last night I made honey and mustard chicken pasta so obv he can't have that).

Pidj he's doing really well! Nice to know what we have to come in the next month!

Well ds was down at 7 quick settle (2/3 mins) at 1 and again at 4. Zero feeds so far but I can't get back to sleep!! I'm starving and dreaming of pâté on toast...

Wonder how Seymore is getting on

SpottyTeacakes Fri 28-Jun-13 05:14:56

First feed! shockgrin

MaMaPo Fri 28-Jun-13 05:30:37

Nice work spotty! And yes, Seymore has been gone for ages!

Second feed here, much better than last night. Being proactive with the ibuprofen has helped, I think.

Pidj - go little R! And yay for more rest for you.

WLmum Fri 28-Jun-13 08:34:02

Wow spotty that's great! T was up at 11.30 and didn't seem like she would settle so fed her, quick settle at 4, wide awake at 5 so I fed her and kept settling til she fell asleep at 6. DH got up with the big 2 so I got up with T at 7.30.

I've seen a job I'm going to apply for too - don't expect I'll hear back as I'm sure there will be a million applicants but its worth a shot.

WLmum Fri 28-Jun-13 08:35:59

On my phone so can't check back to old thread but sounds like all good with you pidj!

SpottyTeacakes Fri 28-Jun-13 08:36:53

WL maybe we should start our own business doing ummm something that requires no hard work and pays really well wink DS went back down until 6:30 so that was good...

One of dd's friend's has worms, we were at their house on wednesday so ensuring all hands are scrubbed and crossing my fingers!

WLmum Fri 28-Jun-13 08:38:19

stacks I think egg allergy is quite common - the flu jab is normally suspended in an egg derivitive and there is an egg free alternative, plus we went to see dd2s pre school yesterday and they are nut and egg free. I would ask the gp for a referral.

WLmum Fri 28-Jun-13 08:41:31

Yuk the dreaded worms - was just talking about them at playgroup yesterday. Both my big 2 have had them. Nail brushes at the ready! Apparently the medicine comes in liquid now as well as tablets so easier to get in them but not suitable for under 2s. Fx you left them behind!

Barbeasty Fri 28-Jun-13 08:51:33

Stacks was the mayonnaise definitely dairy free? I know it shouldn't be an ingredient but a surprising number of mayonnaises include dairy in their ingredients. Wasn't there the same reaction to dairy before?

Otherwise egg can be common. But children cab grow out of allergies. I remember SIL arguing with NHS direct about whether blue and purple were the same thing when describing lips after one of her girls reacted to egg. They can eat it fine now.

I got lots done yesterday. Downstairs is nearly presentable for Saturday, so long as DD doesn't make much mess today (hollow laugh!)

Am I allowed a small rant? We invited 4 of DD's friends from nursery to her party tomorrow. Not one replied! I had one mum's number so I managed to chase and we know her twins are coming. But I have to cater and do party bags with no idea of numbers (siblings also invited and assume at age 3 parents will stay). It might just be a fancy play date!

WLmum Fri 28-Jun-13 09:19:43

Where do I apply spotty?

WillYouDoTheFandango Fri 28-Jun-13 09:34:05

Easier to list when he was sleeping than not sleeping last night. He slept 9:30-12, 12-2, and 5:30-7:15. But DP only got in from work at 11:30 so I didn't go to bed til after 12 o'clock feed. Note the 3.5h of playing in the middle there. I am grumpy angry

WLmum Fri 28-Jun-13 09:57:58

I wanted to be a nappy lady but they didn't have any vacancies in my area - you could do that pidj

beasty I'm always surprised when people don't respond - so very rude. Hope the party goes well.

SpottyTeacakes Fri 28-Jun-13 10:35:00

Oh no WillYou! Hope you have a relaxing day.

Barbeasty that's so rude! I'm dreading parties will definitely try to persuade dd that there's better things to do!

WL head office is in a coffee shop with lots of cake wink

Ds has been asleep for two hours so far....

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