Just Mumming Along (Viroids 3)

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cookielove Mon 05-Jan-15 09:06:02

There doesn't seem to be any links to the old threads on the old thread grin

So here is thread 2 which I accidentally filled up whoops!

the current grad thread number 19

And just shagging 36 shock

Goes to show how much time we mums have on our hands!

Ok quick roll call too!

Name: cookielove
Age: 32
Just shagging Dc: Ds1 Elijah, born on 13th August 2014. 5lb 4 oz. He is almost 21 weeks.

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cookielove Mon 05-Jan-15 09:07:08

I hope you all find this thread cause I can't link to it.

min what do you mean 30 mins?

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Minion Mon 05-Jan-15 09:55:42

The formula says to use within 30 mins or throw out, I googled and websites said an hour, so I went with the one which meant I didn't have to go downstairs for a while.
Is that a bit 'pfb' and the sort of info people read but ignore?

I'm finding all the guidelines very open to my interpretation. Seriously how did the human race survive when everything is just so guideliney?

Right, she's fed, down and I have a choice.. I need to express. I need to sleep. I need to put a wash on and I need to sterilise bottles etc.
What to do?
Sleep is the obvious answer. But I'm worried I'll dry up of I don't express.
Ffs. Why do dads only get 2 weeks off? I don't even feel he's had any paternity leave as it's been fecking christmas and he would have been off anyhow.

Sorry, dire mood at minions.

Minion Mon 05-Jan-15 09:56:57

Oh yeah

Name :minion
Age:32 but getting greyer by the hour
JSing nipper: Robyn aka greedy guts, 13 days and displeased! Ha

JuniDD Mon 05-Jan-15 10:10:47

Thanks cookie

min that's quite a list! Go with what feels right.

JuniDD Mon 05-Jan-15 10:12:06

name: junidd
age; 33 (sometimes 83 with my post-pg aches!)
DC: DD aged 11 weeks today

FurryScoob Mon 05-Jan-15 10:41:15

Thanks cookie, good job someone noticed thread was fill up!

DC's: DD Skyla 6 weeks

FurryScoob Mon 05-Jan-15 10:46:13

minion how much formula do u give in 1 feed? Skyla was on 125ml to begin with when my milk supply was crap, she use to guzzle it down then scream for ages. I started giving her 30ml of cooled boiled water half way through a bottle until she was getting more milk from me.
Could be a coincidence but the screaming stopped within a few hours. flowers it's bloody hard work working out what these babies want when they don't know themselves, it does get easier! X

Nessalina Mon 05-Jan-15 11:33:42

Morning all smile

Name: Ness
Age: 32
DCs: J - 8 weeks today!
Born 10/11/14 7lb 11oz
Currently about 10lb 8oz, mostly BF, and has started smiling lots smile Sleeps well at night thank fuck but doesn't nap and is a little grouchy beggar from 6pm-1am confused

Minion Mon 05-Jan-15 12:02:02

scoob she varies really. When she had her first growth spurt at 7 days she jumped from 80-125 now has settled back down to 90ml. Which, according to the side of the aptamil, is bang on.
So, one of us is washed, dressed, fed, burped and snoozing again. The other is dressed in clothes that don't match ( clean though - small mercies), hasn't brushed teeth (that's on the list), hasn't eaten (again, on the to do) and looks like I've not slept in a decade (ill pencil that in for 2030)

Guess which one I am!

cookielove Mon 05-Jan-15 12:04:08

min as far as I am aware it is 2hrs and then you have to throw it away it's what i have been doing since he is on formula! Gonna have to check my formula now!

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cookielove Mon 05-Jan-15 12:32:56

Just double checked and it says to dispose of within 2hrs. Phew I was worried for a bit there!

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willywallace Mon 05-Jan-15 13:01:24

I think the formula guidelines are open to interpretation Min. It used to be that people made all the bottles for the day up in the morning and I'm sure the babies were all fine. If she doesn't settle down after a few weeks just be mindful of colic and silent reflux. It was just when you mentioned her being a noisy sleeper as grunting etc when lying flat and not wanting to be put down can be signs as can taking more food than they need. You're doing a great job managing a screamer all by yourself. I had 6 weeks of help before I had to manage on my own.

Right I'm going to bugger off now back to where I belong grin .

Minion Mon 05-Jan-15 13:10:18

Amen to 2 hrs! I can live with that. Thanks cookie.
wil, stay! I need the advice! She's calmed down now. Fast asleep on me again, I needed the hugs tbh. I've done my chores and have made peace with the fact I'm probably not going anywhere this week..ha!
So, dressing gown on, snugly warm baby snoogling away and Noah on the box.
I am zen....Ish

Nessalina Mon 05-Jan-15 13:14:05

I don't really get how it's ok to keep breast milk in the fridge for 4 days, but formula only 1hr? shock
The little premade Aptamils are ok for 24hrs in the fridge. Is it once the milk is in a bottle that's been drunk from that you only have an hour?
I just expressed and got a paltry 1oz hmm Disappointing.
I'm a bit worried about my supply with J going so long over night without feeding... He's tending to only do one boob in the night, so other boob is going 8hrs without being fed on. Not sure if that's the way he's feeding that my boobs will work it out, or if I should maybe express boob 2 in the middle of the night to keep it up??

Nessalina Mon 05-Jan-15 13:15:01

Agreed - Wil don't go!! We need voices of experience!! grin

willywallace Mon 05-Jan-15 13:24:56

Ok haven't buggered off quite yet as you are distracting me from tidying which is a good thing.

It's because the milk in the carton is sterile Ness whereas powdered milk isn't. Maybe try expressing first thing in the morning if that's when you're most full? I probably wouldn't disturb your own sleep to express in the night - you'll only end up more engorged. Your supply should meet the demands of the baby. If you're really game you could try feeding and expressing at the same time as that may help you get more out. Or warm flannels on breasts/after bath. People always advised me to do it in presence of baby or with a photo of them or something. I never found that made a blind bit of difference though.

Let me know what Noah is like Min.

Nessalina Mon 05-Jan-15 13:36:48

I do it when he's on the other boob as that way he's distracted! grin
I think we need to start getting up earlier to be honest, so I can do a morning expressing with him... Midday isn't cutting it! I'd only fed him on that boob 2hrs previous so not a surprise that I didn't get much confused
DH is now working afternoons on his new supply contract, so he leaves midday. If we don't get up til ten we're not going to get much done!!
J is now asleep on me, so I haven't managed to put the expressed milk in the fridge yet... I'm going to have to move aren't I??

Nessalina Mon 05-Jan-15 13:48:26

God I need to go shopping blush
The only food in the fridge is cheese and jam. And a ropey red pepper!

willywallace Mon 05-Jan-15 13:56:22

This is the exact situation online shopping was invented for! Get it delivered. It's pretty good if you're getting to lie in bed until 10 - are your boobs not bursting by that point though? I used to express at night which I don't think worked well. My friend always did it first thing in the morning - think it was a Gina Ford instruction - and always got plenty. But she was very driven by schedule and would express at about 6.45 and have baby up at 7 every day. I am sadly not made of such stern stuff grin .

Nessalina Mon 05-Jan-15 14:10:01

Bloody hell, I'm way too lazy for that!
At the moment J is finishing his last feed at midnight (usually one boob, sometimes two) and sleeping from then to 5am, then will usually be awake for 1-2hrs go down again for another 2-3hrs. So that means rising any time between 8-10, more often 10. Really want to start getting him off earlier so we can bring the whole routine forward a couple of hours!

Nessalina Mon 05-Jan-15 14:10:55

And yes, boobs are indeed bursting at 5am feed and the next one if he only takes one boob at 5!

willywallace Mon 05-Jan-15 14:20:27

I suppose you could try expressing at the five o'clock feed then. If you can be arsed to get up and put it in the fridge afterwards grin . You could sterilise the stuff before going to bed. I know it's supposed to be four hours or something but if you don't open the lid... You will be able to slowly move the bedtime routine forwards but don't rush him if he's doing well and it's working for you. He's still v little.

cookielove Mon 05-Jan-15 14:25:41

willy Noah is rubbish! But I am not religious so maybe that's why I didn't like it!

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Nessalina Mon 05-Jan-15 14:28:32

I doubt DH would enjoy the HOOM HOOM HOOM of the expresser at 5am grin Ah well, it's ok really, I'm not fussed about giving him formula when I go out, but it's nice to have the expressed milk option.
He's still asleep, I so have to move now - my measly 1oz is still not in the fridge yet confused

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