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DECEMBER 2012: Please babies sleep, before you turn 1!

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halestone Sat 02-Nov-13 15:29:57

new thread

SpottyTeacakes Sat 02-Nov-13 22:29:05

I find medicine wears off after about 3/4 hours. Agree with pidj though if the medicine isn't reducing the temp it sounds like an infection. If he's due more medicine I would see what it's like after that, if not I would call ooh (111 are rubbish IMO). It's always best to get it checked out. Dd had a temp of over 40 once and they weren't worried as calpol brought it down. She was older though

WillYouDoTheFandango Sat 02-Nov-13 22:40:43

He had calpol at 6 then again at 10 but puked it straight back. Ibuprofen at 6.

Am texting friend who is paeds nurse. She thinks it's a UTI.

WillYouDoTheFandango Sat 02-Nov-13 22:41:00

Ibuprofen at 8 rather

FriendofDorothy Sat 02-Nov-13 22:50:50

My boy had barely any tea tonight. Think he was completely overtired. Managed to have a bath and then boob and has been in bed for several hours. I am now worried that it will be a difficult night now!

We went out for lunch today with my mother-in-law (she has been driving me nuts!) and there was another family behind us and the woman was breastfeeding her little one, very discretely. There was this evil woman sitting on the table next to us and she proceeded to bitch throughout the entire mealtime about children eating out, creating mess, feeding from the boob etc etc. I was so cross with her that on the way out I had words and told her she was the rudest woman I had ever met.

halestone Sat 02-Nov-13 23:10:29

Willyou, if worried i would tempted to get advice from the ooh also if it gets any higher i would to A+E.

FoD good for you she sounds like a horrible woman.

WL i hope your having a lovely night.

H is also barely eating at the moment as well.

WillYouDoTheFandango Sat 02-Nov-13 23:27:02

Maybe she should employ her own private child catcher FoD, so she's not bothered by pesky children in future.

Open window + replacement dose of calpol + open window + wet flannel = freezing mummy temp of 37.6! Yippee!

Can teething make them this poorly or is it likely to be a virus? I haaaaate having a poorly baby. Ive been so worried.

WLmum Sat 02-Nov-13 23:41:40

Oh dear willyou. No, teething would not make him this poorly. I would assume virus so carry on as you are but get medical advice if his temp goes up again and doesn't respond to meds. It is coming into chicken pox season so watch out for spots (dd2 had it at 8 months with sustained temp of 40).

Good for you fod she sounds vile.

Have had a lovely night (take away curry - happy divali btw) and a tad too much wine smile

WillYouDoTheFandango Sun 03-Nov-13 00:26:15

His temp may be separate then as we're both covered in dribble. My grey top is soaked through as is his vest. I put a vest on him as I felt wrong having him naked when it's so cold!

WillYouDoTheFandango Sun 03-Nov-13 01:54:00

Still up watching in the night garden I'm afraid here. Hope the rest of you are fast asleep.

DS finally crashed out at 12:50 but was back up 35 minutes later. DP's in now and is insisting he'll be fine to take DS for a bit, but I've packed him off to bed and he can do the early shift so that I can sleep. That feels a very long way away right now!

utopian99 Sun 03-Nov-13 02:38:48

Really hope ds is fine will you, but as the others say if his temp won't stay down, call ooh or a&e. O had a persistent high temp and we ended up in ooh where they confirmed it was an ear infection in both ears. Once he got through the first day's worth of antibiotics he was so much better..

fod she sounds like a miserable old bat.

O came to his first fireworks in Greenwich today. Awesome ones, but as it was after his supper, and dh had him in the sling, he actually slept the whole way through!

Night weaning again tonight. Feel like Hateful Mother, but I almost can't feed him at night anyway, because he drinks too fast and is sick. How are you getting on, WL

2blessed Sun 03-Nov-13 04:13:33

Thanks for the thread hales

Happy birthday ispy wine flowers cake Hope you all enjoy blackpool.

Hope temp settles down willyou and you can all get some sleep.

Have lurked a bit over last week, been so tired. R had a tummy bug for nearly a week, so lots of poo explosions. Both dp and I were a bit sick with it too.
R is 10 months today! I bought his first pair of shoes yesterday since he's doing more walking.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 03-Nov-13 06:22:59

Happy birthday ispy!

Ds seems to think 5:30 is an appropriate time to get up hmm

WillYou I agree with WL, although teething can cause a temperature, it shouldn't cause a fever. Hopes he's feeling better this morning why do they always seem to go downhill at night?!

WillYouDoTheFandango Sun 03-Nov-13 06:57:24

I'm going to brain DH. I've been up all fucking night. He's just come down and said what the hell are you doing? Why are you letting him cry? SERIOUSLY? SERIOUSLY? He's cried for 12 fucking hours and he's now noticed.

He took him off me and took him upstairs. I've bollocked him and sent him down. I was downstairs as I didn't want to wake the neighbours again. He said it's not worth going downstairs as he keeps falling asleep then waking up screaming. I said don't tell me what he's doing, I know what he's doing, he's been doing it for 12 hours.

I am back in bed, there will be words in the Willyou household later!

WLmum Sun 03-Nov-13 08:49:35

Poor willyou and babywillyou. Hope he's feeling better, you get some sleep and DH is suitably apologetic.

I think last night was a little better - first wake 2ish, gave a little slow side boob (think tonight am ready to go no boob) and then cuddling/rocking/patting to sleep. She still resisted but I'm sure it was less time. Up again at 4.45 when I just gave a full feed as I know I'm not going to win at that time, in with us at 6 then up at 6.30. Hope you had a progressive night utopian.

WLmum Sun 03-Nov-13 09:02:25

2blessed hope you're all feeling better now.

Oh and I got up at 3.30 to give dd2 her inhalers. Hmm, so not a great night then!

PurplePidjin Sun 03-Nov-13 09:21:44


R slept 5:55-6:15-5:00-7:40 shock and the boys have gone for a jog in the Forest with dp's club. I'm getting in the bath then they'll be back with something from the farm shop to roast for dinner grin

SpottyTeacakes Sun 03-Nov-13 10:11:48

Poor WillYou hope you're having a nice sleep.

Sounds lovely pidj I've just put a red wine beef casserole in the slow cooker.

Think we will go for a walk to the castle ruins this afternoon (dd likes it there) then go to costa to warm us up. I love cold days smile

WillYouDoTheFandango Sun 03-Nov-13 11:16:12

Hey peeps, I've had another couple of hours and feel almost human!

DS is still wailing pretty much constantly but conks out from time to time as he's so exhausted.

I've managed to get 1 bottle and 5 blueberries into him today, I'm counting it as a win!

DP is suitably chastened, I told him I was pissed off he didn't even check on us and what he said to me this morning. He apologised and said he was half dead at the time. Weren't we all grin

halestone Sun 03-Nov-13 13:06:57

Happy Birthday Ispywinethanks

2blessed i hope your all feeling better.

Willyou how is DS now?

Pidj, i am so envy of that sleep.

WillYouDoTheFandango Sun 03-Nov-13 13:11:46

Ooh I missed that it's your birthday ISpy. Have a lovely day cake

He looks a bit better Hales, he was very pale and listless before. He has his mischievous glint back. I took him for a blustery tramp around in the pram and he's now asleep. It's done me the world of good too smile

PurplePidjin Sun 03-Nov-13 14:30:38

It should be clicking into place for quiche babies soon? We night weaned in early September then sleep trained 3-4 weeks later - so at 9 1/2 - 10-1/2 months. He's been doing a solid 6-6:30/7 ever since with one wake up for a nappy (he's teething so does occasional very smelly wees that must burn because he gets upset) I had to get the right moment to push him; after the 9m growth spurt and just after some major teething.

Stacks Sun 03-Nov-13 17:10:46

Checking in to new thread. Just read back through all the posts, but didn't get to 'listen' as had DS complaining the whole time.

Spotty - the train journey was good, apart from T being too stimulated to sleep. He behaved really well though, we had quite a few comments from other passengers on just how angelic he was smile We were all exhausted when we got back though, DH and I were in bed by 8!

DH has been a bit better about eating this week, but we still struggle to get much in him. Some days have been fantastic (he's eaten more than 2 teaspoons for a meal), others not so good. I'm wondering of we have a growth spurt accompanying this cold too though. He'll sleep 2 hors after a feed, but only 15-30 minutes after a cuddle to resettle. I think tonight I'm going to try feeding at every wake and see if we can get 3-4 two hour sleeps, rather than 20 wake ups and 1-2 feeds. It's frustrating though, as he's been night weaned for months.

WL (or was it Willyou?) sounds like you had a horrendous night. Really hoping for less screaming and more sleeping for all tonight. Glad DH apologised too.

Hope teeth pop through and better nights are had, and that the fever came down and poorly LO is feeling better. Did you call ooh?

FriendofDorothy Sun 03-Nov-13 17:17:02

Can somebody talk to me about night weaning and sleep training.

a) Do I need to do it?
b) How do I do it?

SpottyTeacakes Sun 03-Nov-13 17:20:55

grin At dh not eating stacks, assume you mean ds wink

Fod you don't have to do it, completely up to you. How often is ds up?

Right that's it ds is having a party three weeks today. I've verbally booked a hall. shock What have I done?!

FriendofDorothy Sun 03-Nov-13 17:34:38

He is up at least once a night, sometimes more. He tends to sleep from round about 8ish until 2am-ish when he wakes for a feed and then goes back to sleep until 6ish if we're lucky.

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