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September 2014 Babies leave the newborn stage behind. Thread 2

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SeptemberBabies Tue 04-Nov-14 12:38:13

New thread because our initial thread is about to max out.

For babies born around September 2014 - or just before for early arrivals and just after for late arrivals.

RedToothBrush Tue 04-Nov-14 12:51:07


Now I'm sad as DS is officially not a newborn.

DH just got the photos off his phone from hospital too. I hadn't realised he had them and I don't have any pictures like them. DS has changed so much.

blubs like a loon

SeptemberBabies Tue 04-Nov-14 12:59:18

sad. But smile @ the exciting times to come

I know what you mean. DD is my fourth and definitely last baby. So I am mourning every stage finished.

I put the newborn size clothes away, and cried.
I am in the process of putting the 0-3 clothes away (even though she's only 5 weeks, she is massive!). But again all I can think is 'I won't be needing these clothes ever again' and it's a bit sad.

But... Lots of exciting times to come.

And since DD is my last baby, I intend to indulge both her and myself in the joys of babyhood.

misog2000 Tue 04-Nov-14 12:59:22

Marking my place on the new thread. Emily got weighed this morning, she's 9lb 11oz now chunky monkey grin

KitKat1985 Tue 04-Nov-14 13:04:14

Place marking!

RedToothBrush Tue 04-Nov-14 13:16:14

I'm just having the one (for more reasons than I can shake a stick at). So each passing day is one I'll never have with another baby. Even nights like last night are special.

SeptemberBabies Tue 04-Nov-14 13:17:43


Re crying early evening and cluster feeding (from last thread). I think just try to not worry about it. Evening unsettledness is normal and the crying doesn't mean you are doing anything wrong. BF babies are often hard work at this time of the day.

I find the bouncy chair invaluable. You can bounce it with your foot and it's portable so you can move it around the house with you (or just sit on the sofa and bounce baby to settle the screaming.

Some Mums use a sling for the same kind of effect.

I generally use the bouncy chair in half hour bursts to calm DD down in and let my breasts replenish a it so that at least she is calmer and there is milk there next time she feeds.

bananapickle84 Tue 04-Nov-14 14:40:46

Just marking my place smile

TeamEponine Tue 04-Nov-14 16:03:16

Marking my place! Struggling with colic at the moment sad Started her on colief on Sunday, do hoping that will make a difference.

Allisgood1 Tue 04-Nov-14 16:11:43

Marking place!

velvetlilithi Tue 04-Nov-14 16:25:15

My lo is windy as well so is on Infacol and homeopathics are on its way. Everything suggests colic,but he cries the whole afternoon and not evening. He usually calms down around 6-7pm.

velvetlilithi Tue 04-Nov-14 16:37:29

Katharina (from previous thread) HV wasnt here for two weeks,but coming tomorrow (some new one), so will talk to her and also wawnt to mention it next week on GP appointment. It's for 6 week check for both of us,although Ds will be 7 weeks that time as GP didnt have any earlier.

EllaBella220 Tue 04-Nov-14 17:20:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

polkadotdelight Tue 04-Nov-14 17:45:25

DS had just gone 5 weeks old and weighed in today at 12lb 14oz so another chunky baby here! He was 9lb 8 born and following his centile chart beautifully. We have started a trial of lactose free milk this afternoon so fingers crossed...

These threads are saving my sanity.

CumbrianExile Tue 04-Nov-14 17:53:52

Checking in too.

DS had his jabs today, I cried when he started screaming, what a wimp grin. He has been very clingy today, but doesn't seem to have a fever so not too bad.

I am also with Red - I was so upset when I had to put away all his newborn clothes, I still want to think of him as a newborn!

ILove - any news on your LO?

Nazly Tue 04-Nov-14 18:15:54

ds is probably our first and last and I too moan every stage passing by although at times it has been heart breaking and really difficult, I already miss those days when he was very little. He is 12 weeks today and exactly twice as big as he was when born. He is already a lot different to when he was born and in the last few weeks has become a lot more interactive which is fun, but he is defo not like a new born anymore

We went to mothercare to look at bouncers and I just went over the toy section to see his reaction to the toys- not much! Instead he was looking at my face as I was trying to talk to him about the toys! I just wonder how long more my face is more interesting for him than the toys... Definitely not long...

holls2000 Tue 04-Nov-14 18:50:55

We had HV today too 11lb 14oz here at just over 6 weeks.
HV thinks may be growth spurting - lots of feeding followed by sleeping and not much else! Anyone else have this at 6/7 weeks?

We started baby massage today shall see if that relaxes him.

He used to take between 80-200ml at feeds. Now more like 100-150 each time

In other news have bought changing table. Am new woman.

CoolCat2014 Tue 04-Nov-14 21:21:21

Just marking my place.

Started my period. Thought that wasn't supposed to happen when breastfeeding. Humph angry

RedToothBrush Tue 04-Nov-14 21:51:01

Ikea Malm Chest of Drawers = awesome changing table - extra cost and space.

They are missing a trick by not having a thing you just put on top to make it a 'proper' changing table.

if ikea decide to do this you are all my witnesses to say they owe me intellectual rights or something.

KatharineClover Wed 05-Nov-14 07:07:49

Lol Red, that's been my changing table for the last 3.5 years - excellent height, just needs a slightly bigger top smile

Acorncat Wed 05-Nov-14 08:15:13

Mine is 14lb5 at 8 weeks hmm he's put on exactly 6lbs since birth. I hope it's true you can't overfeed a bf baby!

I have a malm, I just use the floor though after the baby dived off the sofa and ended up in a&e, all fine

bananapickle84 Wed 05-Nov-14 08:27:30

red I think there would be a few of us after those rights!! smile We have also used a Malm chest of drawers as a changing table and has exactly the same thought as you.

Acorn we were at 14lbs at 6 weeks so I think we're similar to you now at 7 weeks. He feels so heavy to carry around, my DH has to do most of the bouncy during DS's grotty hours in the evening as I'm just not strong enough!!

Honeybear30 Wed 05-Nov-14 09:29:35

Another malm user here to. We have two pushed together and you can buy a glass topper. Absolutely brilliant.

ilovemonstersinc Wed 05-Nov-14 10:06:59

Marking place.

Dc are a lil ill.
Ds2 is poorly
ds1 has blood mixed in his poo so is still bleeding inside
ds3 doesnt want tk feed hmm

ilovemonstersinc Wed 05-Nov-14 10:07:39

Should add he wants to laugh n smile instead lol

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