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November 2012 - Summertime, and the babies are sleeping (mostly with a few notable exceptions)

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StuntNun Sun 21-Jul-13 20:07:03

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PetiteRaleuse Mon 22-Jul-13 07:38:39

Yes I just saw it on BBC Breakfast. This is the beginning of the madness.

Sophiathesnowfairy Mon 22-Jul-13 07:40:43

Hoorrrayyy * chasing* <runs to put Skye news on>

Sounds rubbish pr big hugs. Xx

ChasingDaisy Mon 22-Jul-13 07:43:19

My money is on a boy. 7lb.

Far too excited grin

ValiumQueen Mon 22-Jul-13 07:50:37

I reckon girl. A shade under 7lb.

Hugs Izzy. Please do not go.

J is still not sleeping through. But he did ok last night waking at 5.45. He woke and self settled at 12.30. He is now a tummy sleeper it seems as he was soaking this morning but the back of his nappy was dry.

Passmethecrisps Mon 22-Jul-13 07:55:28


I should have come on last night - would have stopped my whining ass in its tracks.

P has done roughly 7-7 since she was 5 weeks old. No idea why, she just has. When she was swaddled we had to wake her at 7:30. We did do a feed at 10:30 though.

When she was weaned off the swaddle her mornings are more unpredictable but she never goes past 6:30am. That is fab.

Last night she woke at 2:30 - no apparent reason. She was just awake. I shoosh patted, rocked, put down, she was still for a few tantalising minutes before rolling back over and looking at me over and over again. By about 4am she was getting very upset and even once asleep she cried out and wailed fr another half an hour. In the end I think she was properly asleep by about 4:30. I had to wake her this morning as if she slept longer then everything would go to shit.

breaking news Kate is in labour. Bet she wasn't put into a ward with 4 other women being left to wait until the day shift comes in.

izzy I suspect that things may get harder (if that is possible) before they get easier. J will need to get used to the bottle and break his habit of comfort feeding. As will you. Can DH get a couple of days off work? My suggestion, for what it is worth, is that he needs to take charge of nights. He does the settling and bottle feeding. This will make it easier for both you and James as the temptation just to BF and settle quickly won't be there. As for missing doses - it happens. You will get into a routine where it just becomes part of your morning. If J starts to happily take a bottle you could maybe try my method of giving it - you still lose meds but it is stress free. You do need to use vari-flow teats.

Had more to say but that post took about 40 minutes so I will take a look back.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 22-Jul-13 07:56:01

I think it will be a boy. Or a girl. Somewhere between 5lb and 10lb grin

I hope for a girl but would actually bet it is a boy. Just under 8lb..

If it is a girl I hope they don't call the poor thing Diana.

BigPigLittlePig Mon 22-Jul-13 07:56:12

OMG am too excited for words. Waaaah!! Not much work will be happening today, BBC news website will be perused often.

Izzy ((hugs)) I look forward to hearing back when the wee man cracks it. As others have said, we're here if you need us. You are quite remarkable, and a wonderful mummy, please don't lose sight of that xx

Sophiathesnowfairy Mon 22-Jul-13 07:57:29

I think a girl around 7lbs too. And my money is on Alexandra!

Poor woman though it is going to be hot. Was similar when I had DS1. Though I bet the Lindo wing has great air con.

Sophiathesnowfairy Mon 22-Jul-13 07:58:14

Lol pr

PetiteRaleuse Mon 22-Jul-13 07:58:48

I bet when she requests an epidural she isn't told that the anaethetist is busy with someone else, or on a tea break, or gone home for the evening.

Can't help but be excited about it. Not excited about the press for the next 18 years few weeks though.

Passmethecrisps Mon 22-Jul-13 08:00:06

Actually, here is a sleeping through question. P wakes at least twice every night for her dummy. Last seconds on a good night. Still sleeping through?

I am guessing boy 6Ib 12oz called Albert.

ValiumQueen Mon 22-Jul-13 08:04:30

I bet they won't be sending her home to labour!

BigPigLittlePig Mon 22-Jul-13 08:04:42

Ah pass. If I have to get out of bed, it doesn't count. But then I am lazy grin

Loving the newborn pics on fb - I did once try to go back and find them on fb but there were so many photos I gave up! This way is perfect though. Some of our babies have hardly changed at all (GTs H to name but one!)

Must get ready for work.

ValiumQueen Mon 22-Jul-13 08:06:03

Elizabeth. To keep in with the Queen.

Sophiathesnowfairy Mon 22-Jul-13 08:06:40

I too thought that vq

BigPigLittlePig Mon 22-Jul-13 08:07:05

Bet she also won't have to wait and wait and wait for painkillers stronger than paracetamol because they can't examine her because no doctors are around, and they don't reckon she's in established labour, and then finally appear with some diamorphine heroin only to whisk it away because she's fully dilated. Nope. Bet that won't bloody happen you can tell I'm not bitter about my analgesia free birth, right?

ValiumQueen Mon 22-Jul-13 08:08:30

Pass what would happen if you did not put the dummy back in? I am not convinced she is sleeping through. She is however sleeping. If sleeping through, then they self settle as they will still wake occasionally.

Passmethecrisps Mon 22-Jul-13 08:09:57

Would love it if baby was called something which goes against the Mumsnet 'rules' like Chardonnay or Wayne. Or they spell a traditional name differently.

Dummy stuffs require getting out of bed and going into P's room.

Passmethecrisps Mon 22-Jul-13 08:13:38

If I didn't put it back in she would cry.

We have just been discussing putting her mattress flat. She spends most of her time actually upside down which can't be very good for her.

ditsygem Mon 22-Jul-13 08:26:03

izzy I feel for you - I think you are a bloody goddess for coping! I was coming on here to complain that I had to sing down the monitor several times through out the night and then was up with F from 4.30am-6am and then up for the day with him 20 mins later, but I know that isn't half as bad as what you deal with and I just want to say what ever you are feeling I understand. Sometimes when I am spending 2 hours rocking a 23lb baby back to sleep for the 20th time in the middle of the night I think I can't go on, but then morning comes and you just keep going. Just know it has to pass, he can't still be doing this when he is 5 so at some point it will end - it has to! Big hugs x

I call sleeping through the night 7.30pm-6am here. although to be honest I would take anything after 5.30 really!

ditsygem Mon 22-Jul-13 08:28:29

Strangely excited about Kate being in labour - although feel sorry for the poor girl that the whole country knows. It doesn't bode well for a relaxing labour where you feel unpressured and unwatched really does it?
Although then I remind myself that she will have a paed on call all hours of the day, breast feeding specialists on hand, nannies, night nannies and sleep trainers to help after and then I don't feel so sorry for her!

ValiumQueen Mon 22-Jul-13 08:30:37

Pass we have the mattress flat now, did so when we swapped cots. J was ending up the wrong way. I think you should try as P is pretty well controlled. And even if P is sleeping through with your help, you clearly are not hmm

ValiumQueen Mon 22-Jul-13 08:32:54

I don't feel sorry for Kate. She knew exactly what she was signing up for. It must be awesome knowing you are carrying a future monarch, and she gets to shag Wills so I have no sympathy, just jealousy grin

ChasingDaisy Mon 22-Jul-13 08:40:38

If it is a girl I reckon Elizabeth Diana. George Spencer for a boy.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 22-Jul-13 08:42:48

grin I'd rather do Harry tbh.

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