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June 2013 (2) - attempting to get into a routine!

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MrsBri Thu 08-Aug-13 01:29:14

New thread for us ladies. :-)

Hawkmoth Thu 08-Aug-13 21:22:07

Dontmindifido... I can balance that smugness with frustration at not being able to do anything in the day. Well nothing useful anyway. I managed to go to the shops for a birthday card on my own with her today. I was very wobbly legged pushing the pram up a hill. A long way to go with my iron levels. I've been anaemic on and off for EVER but this is the worst I think.

So yes, that was an hour where I didn't have to hold her. Now is her light sleeping time so I'm in bed with a DVD set on. Baby is on my belly, iPad in front on the v-cushion. I've got my boob in her face, but not mouth, so that she feels happy enough to keep her eyes shut while she puffs and frowns and wrings her hands. This, and the constant need for sugar, is the hardest part of breastfeeding.

I've got HV on Monday. Not sure how good she is as last time she just filled in a ream of paperwork!

curiousgeorgie Thu 08-Aug-13 21:36:08

Pinkapples - Sephys skin was so bad all over I was sure it was eczema and we've been religiously putting oilatum on her every nappy change and also in her bath with prescribed hydrocortisone in her creases twice a day and its really starting to clear up now and they're saying it was just 'baby rash'.

Her 7 straight hours at night was great but I've really paid for it today! She didn't sleep even one minute from when she woke up until 4. It makes me feel so sad for the life my DD1 used to have.

My parents are offering to take us all to chessington world of adventures tomorrow while DH is at work...been a complete recluse lately so trying to work up the bravery to go, DD1 is only 2 but she completely loves it there are deserves a treat, but I have visions of Sephy screaming all day long confused

curiousgeorgie Thu 08-Aug-13 21:37:34

And Hawkmoth, that sounds blissfull! I pine for the days I used to lay in bed with DD1 with a DVD on smile

AmIGoingMad Thu 08-Aug-13 22:01:36

I'm impressed with all these babies sleeping through! Dd went 6 hours between feeds today but unfortunately it was this morning and not during the night!

Curious I'm also feeling sad for the life DS used to havehmm Enjoy chessington tomrw. I'm sure it'll be fine! I'm Aldo a recluse at the moment. Hoping being able to drive from next week will make that better.

Sorry you're having a crazy week Pinkbear. Only a few days left now thankfully!

HV advice is crazy. I'm getting good at the nodding and ignoring tactic now!

MrsBri Thu 08-Aug-13 22:26:23

Just running in to say...OMG poonami!!!

Poo all over Amy, vest and new jim jams, accompanied by lots of screaming.

I'm hoping that the purge was the end of all the tummy troubles now and all the nasty wind and screaming will stop.

Enjoy your time away Rue.

I'm glad you managed me time, pink.

Chessington sounds great, Georgie.

Hi to everyone else...I'm on my phone so can't go back to see who else I'm speaking to!

SunnyL Fri 09-Aug-13 06:15:48

Oooh Dontmind i think i get to be one of those smug mothers as Lily slept from 8pm to 3am. Didnt realise that counted as sleeping through.

Of course cant be too smug as i was out for coffee yesterday when a lady came up to me and said 'Excuse me but your baby has just been sick all down your back'. This was made worse by my realisation that i'd forgotten the change bag. She then went and did a giant poo which she had to sit in until we got home. I was very crafty though and passed her to DH and didnt say a word about the lovely surprise he was going to find in her nappy grin.

pinkapples Fri 09-Aug-13 06:38:34

Love the craftiness sunny grinI would have done the same

Have fun at chessington I bet you have a great time

Apparently last night Theiah wanted me to be one of those mothers too she had a bath and bottle at 7 then slept till 10 then had a bottle and nappy change and slept from 10.22pm until 5.47am gringringrin
A one off no doubt but made me feel better

curlyclaz13 Fri 09-Aug-13 07:46:06

Good poo news MrsBri !
nothing on the sleep scale some of you get but last night was 11, 2, 4 and 7.30 grin and no poonami's grin

MadameJ Fri 09-Aug-13 07:52:44

No long stretches here either, I did actually manage to get her to sleep by 8 (which was a first) and then she woke at 11, 2:30 & 5.00 for a feed and she took ages to settle at 2:30!!

pinkbear82 Fri 09-Aug-13 08:03:31

I'm still trying to get Violet to go more than 2 hours between feeds! If I can get her to sleep as she starts to get cranky during the day we can get to 3 hours but other wise it's not always working.

We went out yesterday and were having lunch in a cafe and I was feeding Violet, there was an old couple on the next table who were cooing over her, and when she finished feeding, as DP had managed to eat his food, I passed her to him to wind so I could get on with mine. She did the loudest burp ever the old couple roared with laughter and were over the moon.... A couple on the table the other side looked less than impressed!

DP at work again today, distracting the girls on the wii until a decent hour as they want to go outside to play, and aren't the quietest! Might also do a picnic lunch somewhere, shall see how the morning goes!

Hope all of those going out and about today have lovely days, enjoy and remember, someone back along on here said it, even if baby is screaming its only a few seconds others are passing you and therefore hearing it. And the little ones always have a knack of making it sound so much worse. Have a great day.

AmIGoingMad Fri 09-Aug-13 08:43:05

Very good advice there Pinkbear- I hadn't really thought of it like that. I suppose its only you stood there the whole time and aware of how long the screaming's going on for- others just get a feeling view of it!

Those using formula- what are you doing for out and about feeds? Are you using ready made or taking a made up feed with you and storing it in a certain way?

There's some mighty impressive sleeping going on here! Enjoy and well done for having magical babies!

I'm going stir crazy as is DS I think. Can't wait to see gp next week! Am lucky that pils are taking DS out tho.

MrsBri Fri 09-Aug-13 09:05:58

That's a good point re the screaming / passers by. Hadn't thought of it like that!

The screaming carried on after the poonami, but she still had awful, violent farting. Once the comfort milk has worked through the system it should ease, though I'm hoping the poo has helped too.

She's been farting in her sleep without pain, which is promising.

She also slept 23.15-3.45, which is great :-) Once she feels better it should improve more.

It's good to see a lot of others doing the same.

AmI, we have a bottle bag to keep bottles cool and and ace Tommy Tippee flask which we use to heat the bottle. Or we use a carton if it is a longer day out.

pinkbear82 Fri 09-Aug-13 09:39:22

Must remember it myself sometimes! Still can get flustered and flap a bit. But it stays at the back of my mind.

Of to see the penguins today....buses, busy town centre, buggy, packed lunch, etc etc, bound to forget something! Suppose as long as I come back with the same children I set out with that's something!!

pinkapples Fri 09-Aug-13 09:45:45

Sounds good mrsbri fingers crossed it improves for you

Aml we fresh boil water and put it in the bottles then put the powdered formula in one of those containers to add to the bottle (don't like the idea of formula sitting in a bag till we need it) were lucky she drinks it hot or warm or room temp so no need to heat if out but if we are somewhere where we can get hot water to heat it we do grin

DontmindifIdo Fri 09-Aug-13 09:59:46

Yep, noone realises that "sleeping through" is only 6 hours in a go. Really puts it into persective doesn't it?

DH got ratted last night at a colleague's leaving drinks. As we are co-sleeping with DD, I made him sleep on an airbed rather than in our bed last night (well, he could have had the sofa) - I'm debating making this a regular arrangement, I rather like having the whole bed for just me and the girl... grin

MrsBri Fri 09-Aug-13 11:00:40

Has anyone else's baby eaten less / slept more recently?

Amy refused most of her last feed, and cried a lot. She's been asleep ever since.

She seemed ok in herself, apart from the crying, earlier, and was babbling at me while I was changing her and smiling at me.

Should I be worried or see how it goes? Just conscious it's the weekend tomorrow so I can't get advice easily.

I think she's probably really tired from all the screaming over the last couple of days, but she hasn't refused food like that until now.


DontmindifIdo Fri 09-Aug-13 13:48:22

MrsB - DD has also been a little off her food and sleepy, I've put that down to her jabs yesterday - and the weather here is very muggy. She's basically slept all morning, not looking forward to this evening...

Are you FFing? If so, I'd just keep offering her little top ups. If BFing, it could be she's getting more efficent so she's taking less time to get the milk out IYSWIM

Hawkmoth Fri 09-Aug-13 14:34:02

Argh! I'm just spending my life waiting for the next antiques programme on telly. 28 minutes to Secret Dealers. Baby again with face next to boob, also her arm is casually draped over it in a somewhat proprietary manner.

Cake please.

SunnyL Fri 09-Aug-13 14:50:55

Operation Get Lily to Sleep in her Cot in the Daytime is off the starting blocks. Managed 20 mins of sleeping this morning followed by 20 mins of chatting to herself. This afternoon wasn't quite so successful when we managed 15 mins before full meltdown occurred. The articles I've read seem to suggest that if I just stick at it she should spend longer and longer napping each time.

Has anyone else who have had difficulties with daytime sleep had any success? There seems to be 2 schools of thought - one that I should persevere and the other that she'll nap in her cot when she's good and ready.

Mrsbri are you around the 6 week mark? Everything went a bit funny on us around that time for feeding and sleeping. Perhaps that's it?

AmIGoingMad Fri 09-Aug-13 15:00:16

Mrsbri E has seemingly dropped one of her morning feeds in favour of sleep for the last two days but then has fed more frequently than usual in the late afternoon/ early evening. Maybe she'll do that?

I would probably monitor and get her to out of hours if you are worried over the weekend.

Im sure its just a combination of the new milk/ hot weather/ relief after her poo etc.

Pinkbear - enjoy the penguins!

Pinkapples- so you add the powder to the water after its cooled then?

AmIGoingMad Fri 09-Aug-13 15:01:03

Well done sunny!

MrsBri Fri 09-Aug-13 15:50:21

Amy's had a full feed now. It seems that she's perked up :-)

The new formula has to be made up as you need it, so we have a flask of hot water and a chilled one in the fridge to do that quickly.

And yes, we're 7 weeks on Sunday, Sunny. Well done re the cot. We will be doing that too once we've got back into the nights which will resume when the night time screaming stops. Fingers crossed that's soon after yesterday's poo.

Hawk, that's not good, is it? Amazing how standards drop when you have a new baby. :-/

And now I can't remember who else to reply to!

pinkbear82 Fri 09-Aug-13 16:51:40

4 buses, penguins, gorilla hunt and the library and we're all home in one bit. smile

mrsbri glad Amy has picked up. always a worry if food isn't being accepted.

still need to buy a mattress for our cot! her crib and Moses basket have seen us through so far. her cot at the moment has a selection of random
baby items in. And the chair in her room has been claimed by the cat!!

MrsBri Fri 09-Aug-13 17:56:59

Arrhghhh...back to evening screaming :-(

It's definitely poo-related. Or lack of poo, I should say.

This new milk had better kick in soon.

Glad you had a good day out, pink :-)

pinkbear82 Fri 09-Aug-13 18:04:58

Ooo mrsbri you have my sympathy, sending soothing hugs to you all. Must be horrid. Hoping it settles for you soon.

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