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Gingerandlemon Sun 15-Sep-13 19:41:25

Just that really! I gave birth two weeks ago on 1st September and am so ready to start asking everyone if they're going through the same stuff as me!!

FastWindow Thu 05-Dec-13 16:39:05

roller hi!

You've just done me a huge favour... By mentioning jabs, I checked when dds were due... Three weeks ago. Yes that's right she is having her 8week jabs when she will be 11weeks. I am angry to say the least, especially as she has had croup for a week. Anyone know if it could be due to not having first jabs?

Rollermum Thu 05-Dec-13 20:47:07

Oh no FastWindow! They're meant to send you a letter? I don't have the jab leaflet to hand but NHS site says it is diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, HIB (bacterial thing) and separate rotavirus. Not sure what croup actually is though?

FastWindow Thu 05-Dec-13 23:20:43

roller it's a vicious cough, viral. Can be very bad as they can't catch their breath and have stridor (wheezing on inbreath) however, she isn't that bad. Not the point though. I'm still so angry.

Apparently the surgery nurse has taken it upon herself to do the letters as Slough are passing it all over to Reading . Fail...

fl0b0t Fri 06-Dec-13 10:54:36

Ah fastwidowyou're near me! I'm Bracknell! Hope you get your hands sorted

FastWindow Fri 06-Dec-13 11:02:20

Snap fl0b0t. Hands...? grin she's having then on Monday. I presume that we will also have to postpone the 12week jabs, or they will only be a week apart.

fl0b0t Fri 06-Dec-13 11:05:09


Rollermum Fri 06-Dec-13 14:47:11

Oh your poor DD, sounds awful. That is really bad, and I imagine you're right re the spacing of the jabs. They have to be well when they have I think, so hope that doesn't delay it longer.

My DD is really clingy today and feeding every two hours. I thought the growth spurt was last week - that was every 1.5 hrs so a bit better! Would be the day I need to clean for guests this weekend...

Batbear Fri 06-Dec-13 17:31:18

Had our 12 week jabs here yesterday (at 13 weeks) he had slept and slept since (and therefore been crazy hungry when he wakes).
Hope you are sorted soon fastwindow with DS1 the letter didn't go out about the 12 month vaccination so he was 3 months later after I spoke to a friend and called the doc

FastWindow Fri 06-Dec-13 20:08:41

Thanks batbear and roller. She's fine now, just a normal cough. Never though I'd be pleased to hear one.

So, this thread is about sharing new baby stuff... I have one! Dd now cries properly. But she only gets tears out of her left eye, I guess the right eye will catch up soon. She's 10+5.

Rollermum Fri 06-Dec-13 22:05:36

FastWindow - DD only has tears in her left eye too! I assumed it was because that eyes gets a bit sticky, but maybe not.

FastWindow Sun 08-Dec-13 21:52:14

Hi all. Just a quick one to report tears from both eyes now. Apparently, the room service is too slow. grin

Batbear Mon 09-Dec-13 14:11:00

grin love that FastWindow! We get tears and squealing with being hungry.

FastWindow Mon 09-Dec-13 19:17:02

Jabs are done.

Not sure I made my point very well about the lack of notification. The nurse actually said lots of other people had the same problem but failed to see that it was her fault. Might have to put pen to paper.

She also asked us our names, then mispronounced mine and made up a new one for dh. I've been calling him it all day.

Batbear Mon 09-Dec-13 20:34:45

Fastwindow - she sounds brilliant hmm

At least the jabs are done. How is DD now? Did she need to practice her tears?

FastWindow Mon 09-Dec-13 22:45:49

Hi bat

Honestly, I didn't know what to say. Dh had to leave the surgery before I was finished wrapping Dd back up, to get ds from preschool. I really wish I'd said 'see you at home <realname>' but I don't think she would have noticed or cared.

She also said she could not understand why parents got upset when their lo cried, because in her opinion the vaccination was something that absolutely should be done and you were protecting them etc. Clearly she doesn't have children of she can't understand that otherwise rational people get upset when pain is inflicted upon their lo, no matter the reason why.

But Dd had a brief wail and was fine. I've been overdoing it a bit with the ear thermometer but she hasn't developed a temperature... Yet....

FastWindow Mon 09-Dec-13 22:55:04

I've nearly rtft now and I thought I would share something that might help a couple of posters way back in page eight or so.

There was a poster/so talking about cosleeping and worried about squashing babies and getting no sleep themselves.

I mix feed but mostly bf. I remember with ds the he'll of getting up to night feed, bring terrified of dropping him in my zombie trance, difficulties with putting him back in the cot etc.

So with Dd I decided to cosleep from the get go, and as I have a watered, cosleeping is extra difficult as you roll in together.
So I put her on this memory foam contoured pillow. It has two rolls, and a groove down the middle where your head goes, your neck is supported by the raised bit. It's ideal for Dd (until she can roll independently anyway) as she is right next to me but totally safe, and very comfortable to boot.

I think it came from Marks.

If anyone wants a link or a picture pm and let me know!!

FastWindow Mon 09-Dec-13 22:57:08

WaterBED arghh.

PurplePoppySeed Thu 12-Dec-13 21:52:41

12 week jabs here today too, just catching up about notice and I my case it was the HV that told me I'd need to book the jabs myself at the surgery - maybe your nurse thought the HV would tell you too?

PurplePoppySeed Thu 12-Dec-13 21:53:10

Ps so far so good /gingerly finding wood to touch

fl0b0t Fri 13-Dec-13 20:57:43

Jabs last week were horribleand led to no sleep at all. .. then when I was losing the will, getting really tired and tearful studdenly he slept through two nights. Back to normal now. .. down at eleven Ish then waking at 1, 3, 4,6 ... evening he has been pretty dozy after a very grumpy day. . . So maybe he is learning about sleeping in the evenings? Who knows!
I went back on the depo injection this week so no more babies for me for a while (insert 'small prick'joke here!!) And not so subtley managed to hint about dinner kind of eternity ring and we went shopping on Thursday :-) so all dandy. Who needs sleep? ?!!

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