January 2014 - hoping for more sleep

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beccajoh Fri 11-Apr-14 10:43:15


What's the deal with threads being closed? Is there a post limit?

I am soooooo tired today. Archie has been really unsettled the last few nights from about 4am onwards. Sometimes he's hungry, sometimes he wants to play, sometimes he wants his dummy. The last two nights he's ended up in with us as it's easier to replug the dummy, pat etc.

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Naturegirl82 Fri 11-Apr-14 10:46:58

Thanks for the new thread becca. There is a post limit of 1000 on threads.smile

flyawayblue Fri 11-Apr-14 10:56:40

Congrats nature

Hope you have a lovely time catching up with your brother million

Alice has just been sick down me as she was being greedy, not a lot of sick but enough that I need to change.. Oh well jeans and a top it is!
Hope everyone has a good day.

TobyLerone Fri 11-Apr-14 11:02:47

I hadn't even realised we were so close to 1000. Thanks for the new thread, becca smile

FelixFelix Fri 11-Apr-14 11:27:06

Thanks for the new thread!

Million enjoy your time with your brother. Sounds like it will be great smile

I'm just packing as we are going to the in-laws up in Durham this weekend. I don't think ill ever get used to the amount of baby related crap you have to lug around with you just for a couple of nights shock

FelixFelix Fri 11-Apr-14 11:27:49

Also whoever it was who wanted adding to the Facebook group - send me a PM with your name and I'll send you a friend request and add you to the group.

Angelesque Fri 11-Apr-14 11:38:37

Becca could it be to do with the clocks going forward? I was up feeding F at 3.30 this morning and was surprised to hear the birds singing and it getting lighter already. I massively struggle to get F back to sleep if he stirs after 4 as he thinks it's daytime so playtime sad

F being a whingy pain at the mo - not sure if it's the aftermath of Wednesday's injections, or if there's an 8/9 week growth spurt? He's pure Velcro and DH is 'still potentially infectious' hmm so I'm having to hold/carry F 24/7... sigh

Naturegirl82 Fri 11-Apr-14 11:43:50

angel there is a wonder weeks leap between 7.5 and 9.5 weeks.

Thanks for the congrats. I'm really chuffed smile

Angelesque Fri 11-Apr-14 11:49:22

Nature congrats on the promotion! Especially lovely it's happened while you're on mat leave - they must really like you

enormouse Fri 11-Apr-14 11:59:06

Hi, found you all again! smile

Naturegirl82 Fri 11-Apr-14 12:10:58

angel I like to think so! Haha smile

AMillionNameChangesLater Fri 11-Apr-14 14:35:11

Henry just rolled over from his front to his back! Very proud, he's 13 weeks 2 days

Naturegirl82 Fri 11-Apr-14 15:09:20

Congrats million smile

enormouse Fri 11-Apr-14 16:33:10

Congratulations on rolling, promotions and travels. smile

It's still a bit crappy chez mouse. Trying to get a speech therapy assessment for DS1 and the house is a tip.

Oh and that rat bastard dp of mine has just stolen my bath. Had the heater on so I could have one and he's bloody taken it. And he's in there with his laptop so he can recline and watch crap like a Lord of leisure. He has a long bath (an hour and half) every other day. Do I get one? Do I fuck. angry

TobyLerone Fri 11-Apr-14 16:39:56

Open the bathroom door and dump one/both of the children in the bath with him.
Go back downstairs, pour wine, let the lazy bastard deal with them for a bit grin

Angelesque Fri 11-Apr-14 17:11:02

I second Toby - with the addition of a cup of iced water for child to take in as "a present for daddy's bath"

enormouse Fri 11-Apr-14 17:24:00

Very evil, the pair of you grin.

He has actually made the bathroom door swell up so if it's closed you can't get out and he insists on locking himself in. One day he's not going to be able to get out and he'll either have to climb out the window (in the nip) or I'll have to get someone to break it down. Vengeance will eventually be mine. grin

TobyLerone Fri 11-Apr-14 17:34:37

Blow some smoke under the door and wait for him to cack himself.

AMillionNameChangesLater Fri 11-Apr-14 18:54:10

Blow some smoke under the door and wait for him to cack himself.

ha ha ha

Spged Fri 11-Apr-14 19:42:26

Thanks for the new thread Becca, congrats Nature and a belated hello Fizzy

Fizzy are you going to the Jamie's in Edinburgh or Glasgow? I just googled Baby Loves Disco and there's on at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh at the end of April. Not sure C and I are quite ready for that though, but nice to know they do that kind of thing.

Nature-sympathise with the boob leakage! Managed to get my hair cut the other day and about 30 mins from the end I suspected a leak, but I couldn't check as I had the cover thing on. I ended up admitting it to her as it would have been embarrassing enough anyway when it came to cover removal and coat putting on time. Not good at all

Ooh curry's just arrived! YUM!!

beccajoh Fri 11-Apr-14 20:54:33

Ugh had a difficult afternoon. DS was obviously hungry but wouldn't feed more than a few sucks. Cue HUGE screaming fit at about 5pm whilst I tried to work out if he was hungry, tired, wanted his dummy or something else, whilst DD stood next to the Moses basket saying "oh dear! Oh no! Oh Bay!" over and over (for some reason she calls him Bay rather than Baby or Archie! She can say both.) I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry LOL! In desperation I gave him some infant gaviscon in case it was his silent reflux causing him pain and he calmed down straight away and drank the milk. This prompted me to check his ranitidine dose - it's based on weight - and he should be having double what we've been giving him for his current weight blush. No wonder the poor mite was screaming. Mummy fail!

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beccajoh Fri 11-Apr-14 20:57:02

Totally off topic, but I've just looked at the calendar and it's mid April?! How is that so? Where is this year going?

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Pidgy Fri 11-Apr-14 21:16:29

Found you all!

We have visitors this weekend so not sure I'll get much mumsnet time. :-(
Lara woke because their noisy children who are still not in bed so I'm settling her and taking the opportunity now!

Naturegirl82 Fri 11-Apr-14 23:03:14

Those of you who are bf, do you block feed and if so how long is your block? I usually stay with the same side for an hour but I'm not sure if O is still getting too much foremilk. Her nappies aren't bright green but they are dark green and seedy but leaves yellow marks on the nappy iyswim?? Been googling and it seems to suggest a range in colours are normal, but they used to be all mustard but not sure when they changed really. I'm wondering if it is worth trying to elongate my block to see if that helps. She is on antibiotics as well which I think can also affect it. How many dirty nappies do you have a day as well as we seem to get a lot here!

Spged Fri 11-Apr-14 23:39:41

Hi Nature I used to block feed when C first started with the whole green poo thing. I tried to make sure she got to the quiver bit of the feed on a side before I switched. This was when she was quite young though (maybe 8-10 weeks) and she used to feed quite a lot so we may be stuck with the same side for 2-3 feeds or I changed if it had been a few hours. I have to say that I didn't last long with this as I worried that I might screw up my supply and she seemed to get to the quiver stage on most feeds (which is what the HV told me to aim for). I think it just caused more stress than necessary and I've been told that green nappies are pretty common with bf babies anyway. My aim with it all was also to reduce the gas in her system but I don't know if it really had an effect.
As for the number of dirty nappies... From about 11 weeks till now (15 weeks tomorrow-it's going too fast!) we have one dirty nappy a week. It's terrifying and a two man job when it does come! Also when it's getting to the 7+ days stage we are incredibly nervous about going anywhere in case the explosion happens. I didn't go swimming on Monday as it was due and I didn't want to be responsible for shutting the pool!!
Not sure if that is any help whatsoever!!

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