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Graduated Elderberries

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HazleNutt Mon 27-Jan-14 10:08:05

It's time to move to Post-Natal clubs.

BlearyeyedLol Mon 27-Jan-14 11:32:01

Oh hello!!! How grown up of us grin

Cavort Mon 27-Jan-14 11:48:07

Hmmm, I'm not sure I like it in here? It requires me acknowledging that I now have a baby and all the ensuing responsibilities, which I don't generally like to do. Most of the time in my brain I am still 23, single and childless. wink

Tallyra Mon 27-Jan-14 12:47:23

Great new thread! I'll be keeping an eye from the helicopter!

HazleNutt Mon 27-Jan-14 12:57:28

cavort as long as you remember you have a baby when at the supermarket. Or airport.

janey1234 Mon 27-Jan-14 13:32:54

My old boss left her baby in a car seat underneath a table in the m&s cafe... blush

Not sure I like it here either, feels far too grown up. Plus will miss hearing about pregnancy niggles. But I know it's time....

HazleNutt Mon 27-Jan-14 14:00:57

We can move back to ante-natal? But pregnant berries seemed to keep hanging on their own thread.

Our neighbour (from when I was a kid) took the car to the supermarket in the next town. He usually takes the bus. Came out, saw that his bus was coming, how lucky, jumped on. Got home and didn't realise anything was missing, until the wife asked where the kids were. Yes, still waiting in the car.

janey1234 Mon 27-Jan-14 14:25:09

No no not at all, just can't believe we've moved on from both conception and ante natal already.... Time flies.

janey1234 Mon 27-Jan-14 14:25:27

And blush re your neighbour!!

Alexandra6 Mon 27-Jan-14 14:59:26

That story's brilliant, makes me worry about my DH having S on his own for the first time this wkend! Although he's staying in the house so can't leave her anywhere! grin

I thought we weren't moving to this thread until our kids were at uni! We're def all in denial wink

Barrel of laughs over here today - we've had tummy cramps, screaming, tears and a lot of vom. And no lunch yet for me. However when S isn't suffering, she is giving me lovely little smiles and baby chat, just to keep me going!

janey1234 Mon 27-Jan-14 15:05:26

What are you up to this weekend Alex?

Hilarious, drove past yours earlier and my dad wanted to pop by I think. I pointed out that S was far too little to receive unexpected guests!

HazleNutt Mon 27-Jan-14 15:17:38

alex so you think it's dairy?

About DH's, mine is generally quite useful and has not lost the baby yet. But one evening I get home, feed baby some solids, grab the Tommee sippy cup and..pour water all over the place. DH says that oh yes, I not figure out how to put the valve in. The man is an aircraft engineer. confused

Alexandra6 Mon 27-Jan-14 15:32:06

Ah you should have stopped by, all I need is a text with a little bit of notice so I can put my boobs away grin

This wkend I'm getting my hair done on Sat so that's when DH has S, then we're off to my mum's so my stepdad can take baby pics (as he's a photographer) and then meeting a couple of friends for Sunday lunch with DH. So he only has S for a few hours on his own.

hazle it does seem like a real coincidence I had dairy again yesterday and her tummy/reflux has been playing up lots today. DH points out maybe we should build up her tolerance though to avoid probs later. Plus so hard to avoid dairy especially when eating out. Maybe I should keep trying to eat it this week and if she has a really rough week, I'll know it's more likely to be the dairy rather than coincidence, what do you think?

janey1234 Mon 27-Jan-14 15:41:46

Sounds like a good plan to me. It could be coincidence - all babies have bad days - and would be awful to have to cut out dairy if it were. Having said that if it's not coincidence you'll soon find out! Fingers crossed for you...

DP back from skiing. Weirdly jealous of all his boozing... They had one bottle of wine for 720 euro - got to love work expenses.

MotherOfCleo Mon 27-Jan-14 16:12:39

ahh I found you smile

Quodlibet Mon 27-Jan-14 17:46:22

Alex we have grumpy days over here too - got one on the go right now in fact. I think it must be pretty hard work being 6 weeks old. Does boob not solve most problems in your house (genuinely curious)? It does over here, if sometimes very temporarily (she'll eat for 2 mins, fall asleep then wake up minutes later just as grumpy). It does of course create its own problem which is that I end up feeling like I've been knawed on all day.

I am shock at all these people forgetting their babies. I read a really distressing article once about the frequency in the US of babies dying in hot cars because their parents forget and leave them in their did explain how natural it is (scarily) to just zone out and go into autopilot, and forget them.

Bunnygirlie Mon 27-Jan-14 18:43:45

janey cavort quod hazle mother

I just wanted to pop into this scary place and say thanks so much for your best wishes and it was very sweet that some of you popped into berry HQ and the copter to say congrats smile

flowers Hope you and your berry babies are doing well!!!

janey1234 Mon 27-Jan-14 18:57:32

Ah thanks bunny. Can't tell you how genuinely happy we all are for you. The next 10 weeks will drag by (sorry) but then we found that the rest of pregnancy will fly and you'll have a seven month old baby before you know it. blush

Just hoping pip gets her BFP soon too, I remember we all started out together and am desperate for things to work out for us all...

janey1234 Tue 28-Jan-14 07:48:35

Oh and hazle - think you asked about sleep once in their own rooms? It may well be coincidence but after the first few tough nights it has been much better. Last night for example he slept 7.30-5.30 solid, had a quick feed, and went back to sleep until 7.30am. That's in comparison to bring up on average 3 times a night before that. I do have the advantage of being able to fill him full of milk during the day though which I know you can't hmm but hopefully V's sleep might improve too?

MotherOfCleo Tue 28-Jan-14 08:02:38

Nice to see you bunny, I really am thrilled for you. I remember a few months where I honestly thought it was going to be your bfp month. So glad you got their in the end. I have everything crossed for you for the rest of your pregnancy!

Well we are on night 2 of having a sleeping baby, he actually slept 10-4 last night then 4.20-7, is it bad that I like him so much more when he sleeps wink he has also fallen back to sleep now....I'm torn between having another hours sleep or having a shower blush

In other news grin my cousin's missus had their baby yesterday, little girl called Lola grin she was 10 days late so I thought it would be a boy. She is super super cute though! A really beautiful baby.

HazleNutt Tue 28-Jan-14 08:42:09

let's see then. Luckily he does eat quite a bit during the day now, so should not be starving. Well, usually eats - as I said, on Sunday he pretty much refused all solids, but yesterday ate like a dream, just shove it it.

Why were the first nights tough, he was not happy about the new room or did you try to sleep train?

janey1234 Tue 28-Jan-14 09:39:12

Haven't tried sleep training, no. He just was fascinated by being somewhere new at first so wouldn't sleep... Then didn't want to be on his own so wouldn't sleep... So the first couple of nights involved quite a lot of sitting next to his cot and holding his hand and stroking his nose to get him to relax and get to sleep. It didn't take too long though - I think just two or three nights of sitting by him to get him to sleep.

Alexandra6 Tue 28-Jan-14 09:48:31

Really hope S can get used to it that quickly! Your fresh eyes are going to make my big black bags look worse when we meet up later! wink I have the fear a bit as S is in a funny mood again today (by 'funny', I mean awful, but funny sounds nicer!) so I'm hoping she'll be in a better mood to be a lady who lunches later!

janey1234 Tue 28-Jan-14 09:53:10

Don't worry if she's still in a funny mood - there will be three of us that can take it in turns to hug her (newborn hugs, yay!) and M and our friend's baby, F, have been in funny moods often enough!

I've been trying to move Miles' routine back just half an hour, so he wakes 7.30 and goes to bed 7.30pm, rather than 7-7. It's such a struggle! Despite getting up half an hour earlier he's whacked by his usual nap times. Yesterday he was quite moany too, wondering if there's another tooth on it's way? What comes after the bottom front two, does anyone know?

Just had a look in the berry helicopter and it made me broody blush Can it be sept so I can start ttc again please?!

janey1234 Tue 28-Jan-14 09:54:06

Oh and I don't have fresh eyes - there weeks of much better sleep hasn't yet made up for the previous two months of hell broken sleep....

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