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March 2009 - The crawling / walking / talking race is on . . .

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jollyjoanne Sun 27-Sep-09 15:05:25

the new thread for March 09 mummies

laumiere Wed 30-Sep-09 16:16:49

meep Am afraid of that! Mum said i was exactly the same as a child and by 10 months I would climb out of bed, undo the baby gate, close it to stop my (3 yo) brother escaping, then CLIMB DOWN THE STAIRS and play on the living room floor int he evenings.

mdavza More yays for you here. I was on anti-ds for 3 years and found 5 HTP (from Holand and Barrett) really useful for those 'dips' when i first came off it. Goths use it to replace serotonin after taking tabs.....

corgi Gabe does BLW and has about 5 7oz bottles a day (but he is a big lad).

I guess I'm the only one here looking forward to work? Went with DH to Culver House Cross near Cardiff and spent £189 on some new suits at the MASSIVE Marks and Spencer there. It would have been more but he wouldn't let me near the shoes and jewellery (boo!)

Slickbird Wed 30-Sep-09 17:53:39

Meep That's exactly what I do. And for the lunch time bottle. So yeah, within a two hour window thereby. I've found it fine so far. I kinda get a gut feeling when it's been too long. When he was younger I was stricter about it but now, I feel a bit more relaxed.

Had the HV round today for my 6 month check and she said I was a 'brilliant mother'. Aww shucks. I did point out that it's only been easier to cope because I've been really luck with Happy Boab and that if I were my friend who has a baby who WILL NOT BE PUT DOWN AT ALL - I don't think I would be in such good fettle. I really think it's the luck of the draw. I know some argue that it is how you are with them as well and that might be part of it but I don't think that's at all fair on those who just get a baby that won't be put down or is grizzly a lot etc. They're all different and you just never know what you're gonna get.

Anyhoo. Am off for my walk. DD1 wanted to come with me but seeing as she's been complaining of a pulled muscle in her leg and hirpling around all day but now seems to have made a miraculous recovery hmm I said no.

Wheelybug Wed 30-Sep-09 17:54:12


On the food front here L is having 4-5 7/8 oz bottles of milk (normally 4 now as she is not usually up in the middle of the night now - any time from 4.30 - sometimes 6.30 shock), a weetabix for breakfast, 1 meal which is meat/fish/lentil based and fruit and 1 meal that is veg based and yoghurt. Then the odd rice cake/biscuity thing during the day. The time of her waking does tend to correlate to how well she's eaten during the day.

meep - The formula packets now say you can keep a feed for 2 hours if that helps.

corgi - I would have thought the 2pm slot is an odd place to add another solid feed. Either breakfast or tea would be normal I think. COuld R not have a bottle at 2 and then tea at 4.30/5 ?

She still doesn't sleep much during the day though - I have found that if I am at home afer lunch she will have an hour if I put her in a grobag and close the curtains. Other than that she might nap a bit in the buggy/car but not much.

She is sitting reliably now although tries to crawl from there and gets v. upset when she can't. Happiest when standing (supported by us of course!).

Boob update - My right one (the lumpy sore one) is much better, hopefully was a sorting itself out blip. My left one (the scalded one) is horrid and scabby. my poor boobs grin.

Mdavza - well done on the anti depressants. That's great.

Slickbird Wed 30-Sep-09 17:54:46

P.S. Meep Re: the nighttime feed - any chance Rosie will take water instead and hopefully get bored of waking for it? Or have you tried that and it's just not cutting the mustard?

meep Wed 30-Sep-09 18:25:36

slick am going to try water tonight...........will let you know how we get on in the morning!

Slickbird Wed 30-Sep-09 19:16:49

We did that with all of them when it got to the stage you're at and it did work. Fingers crossed for you it won't be long. smile

wheredidiputit Wed 30-Sep-09 19:45:03

No movement on the crawling front from ds but i think he be a bum shuffler if he bother at all. He may just not bother and just get up and walk his sisters at 8/9mths.


Hope the water works for you and dd2. I tried it with dd1 who would have none of it and didn't stop waking for milk when she was only having an 1oz at 2years.


On the weaning front ds was 6mth last week and is now having 3 meals aday and 4 7oz bottles.

Ok now is the woe is me bit.

DD1 has bought home a nice D&V bug. She was sick twice in the night once where i had to chase her bed. I coped realy well as i sick phobic and dh always deals with the children have been sick (can't change a nappy without choking) was away last night so i had to deal with it. But today i have it. Thank god mum lives around the corner and was able to come round a look after us.

jollyjoanne Wed 30-Sep-09 20:22:07

Wheredidiputit oh no, I also have sick phobia and am dreading the ill child thing. Fingers crossed you're all better soon.

Mae is absolutely full of snot at present and is not liking it. She is snoring when asleep and keeps waking herself up. Poor little thing.

Corgi Mae is bf morning and night and then has 3 bottles during the day normally of only 4oz though, and she has brekkie, lunch and tea too!

mdavza hope it all continues to go well with the ads, and that you get all the support you need to stay off them.

Boobz I am doing OK at work but wishing I had more time at home with Mae but could still get all my work done. Hope your job improves.

Boobz Wed 30-Sep-09 21:13:10

Thanks for all the lovely posts about my job. Was in a real grump when I posted it, so sorry for not really catching up on other's news.

Corgi, Penelope is now on 4 x 7oz bottles and breakfast and lunch (introducing tea next week). I agree that 2pm is a strange time to be introducing a solids meal so I would hold out and keep the bottle then and then introduce the evening / tea meal a couple of hours later. But then I am very new at this so what do I know?!

Pen slept through the night last night (second time ever) after doing controlled crying the night before. Basically now that I have finished all BF-ing, I thought she wouldn't bother waking for 3oz of formula from a bottle at 4am, but she has, and so night before last, we bit the bullet and said she didn't really need that feed. So the cc lasted all of about 8 mins before she fell asleep, and then last night it was DH's turn and he was ready to do it at 4am this morning... and she slept through! I know one night does not make a trend, but here's hoping she can do it again on MY night (she wasn't even that hungry at 7am this morning when she woke up - was happy to be dressed etc before getting her bottle).

I miss breast feeding. I still hate my job.

meep Thu 01-Oct-09 10:14:20

large bottle of water consumed at 3.30am - hooray!!! She struggled to get to sleep afterwards - but then slept till 7.30am and devoured 7oz of milk! My DH was very hmm about the whole plan - but I am so glad it worked - fingers crossed she eventually decides not to wake at all.

for the d&v wheredid. It is not nice even if you are not sick phobic.

jolly child sickness is truly a thing to behold - the number of times I have been standing clutching a sicky child with my bra full of vomit..............grin

hooray for Pen! for boobz

I am currently doing very lazy parenting - have discovered that Rosie adores Waybuloo on Cbeebies - so she is watching it (very happily - lots of giggles) with her sister while I MN and get ready to take them out (and have a sneaky cup of coffee)

Have a nice day ladies - the sun is shining here!

corgikelly Fri 02-Oct-09 10:20:54

Does anyone have any tips for helping a baby cope with/get better from a wet, mucousy cough?

Rhys is on week 4 of the nursery onslaught of germs and viruses, and his two major symptoms are a stuffy nose and this cough -- and the cough was what kept waking him up last night, poor little guy. sad

We were at the paed's last Friday and she said his lungs were fine and not to worry, that it was just the mucous from his nose and sinuses draining -- but it's been going on forever and it's really rough on him.

Am SO uninterested in work today, it's not even funny. hmm

meep Fri 02-Oct-09 12:55:01

Poor wee Rhys. The only things are putting Olbas oil or something similar in his room and propping up the head end of his cot.

Cough medicines here are now banned for little ones and you can only get teh syrup ones which don't really do much good.

wheredidiputit Fri 02-Oct-09 13:27:25


I use karvol plugin in the dc rooms when they have colds.

i plug it in an hour or so before they go to bed with the door shut then turn it off about an hour after they are asleep. It seems to be enough for them to be able to breather for the night.

All better here now. That bugs comes quickly and goes just as quick (24Hrs) thank god.

Meep your so right about 'school' bugs being a thing to beleive. Thanks for that delightful reminder of last year grin.

meep Sat 03-Oct-09 10:13:11

.......everyone's gone again..........

Slickbird Sat 03-Oct-09 14:36:49

Am just popping in....

Meep I think we all must be 'getting things done' before the winter sets in. I know I am! I bet when all those cold dark nights are here, this site will be thriving! smile

Hope everyone is well. I have a rare mid-day bath running as DH has taken the kids out.

Back later.

Missmodular Sat 03-Oct-09 18:18:33

I'm still here - I went to bed at 8.30 last night after an epic teething night from hell the night before... woke up this morning feeling normal - not particularly refreshed, but just not as sleep deprived as before.

Is anyone else finding mealtimes incredibly long at the moment? Lunch and dinner seemed to take an hour each yesterday and today, what with the toddler wanting everything but what's on the table and the baby just wanting a smidge of what's given then throwing it all on the floor!

Gotta go - just witnessing the classic 'baby posting something inside the video player' scenario...

wheredidiputit Sat 03-Oct-09 18:35:08

I'm here But......................

I have reeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaly bad PMT to the point i am getting on my nerves.

So i'm being anti-social and ignoring everyone.

Will be back in a day or 2 when i feel better.

meep Sat 03-Oct-09 19:10:23

grin at wheredid*!!

I have a baby who cries between mouthfuls because I can't shovel it in her fast enough - she eats more than my toddler does! Agree that toddlers at mealtimes are a nightmare - takes forever to coax the teeniest tineiest pice of anything into her - sigh!

Right - off to tidy up the deitrus of a day with a baby, toddler and hungover dh - then feet up for X Factor <sad cow emoticon>!

mid-day bath...............a house with no kids envy slick!

Slickbird Sat 03-Oct-09 19:54:51

I did say it was rare....wink

meep Sun 04-Oct-09 10:00:18

slick meant to say - the bottle of water did the trick - Rosie has slept from 11pm till 7am for teh last 3 nights! (i'll have jinxed it now won't I!!!)

Slickbird Sun 04-Oct-09 18:18:42

Meep Excellent news! So glad it worked. smile

Wheredid I'm in your PMT camp as well. I woke up today with NO PATIENCE at all and all my family (apart from HB) were getting on my last shredded nerve! New it was PMT tho. Managed to get out to Dalmeny House and down to the beach today as it was lovely so that dispelled some energy, but they've all been banging on drums, sleigh bells and the guitar (like a bloody wican commune or something hmm) since half seven this morning. I am SOOOO ready for half seven tonight!

Funny tho, whenever I am in this PMT phase and have no patience and am getting irritated by everyone, it's when my DH wants lots of cuddles and can't keep his hands off me. And I keep saying, "Keep away from me! I don't want cuddles, I'm too annoyed! angry" and he just "Aww, darling! Give us a cuddle...grin" hmm Is v. weird. Must give of cuddle pheramones at this stage of the month. Anyone else experience this pheramon phenomenon?? (Say that 3 times fast! grin)

Slickbird Sun 04-Oct-09 18:20:15

Except I 'knew' it was PMT. Even MY spelling's not that bad.

jollyjoanne Sun 04-Oct-09 20:57:42

Well I've not got PMT but I am now officially old, having turned 30 today.

Sympathies to all those going through the grumps, I seem to have got worse since having Mae especialoly as I now seem to have much worse back ache than I ever got before.

Mae is another one who cries out if the food is not shovelled in fast enough or god forbid it runs out before she deems to have had enough.

Waiting to see if she will sleep at all tonight as she has barely slept at all today becos of the excitement of mummies birthday she has been fighting since 3ish even though these eyes have shut a few times she won't given in. Hopefully she'll go down soon.

meep Mon 05-Oct-09 07:55:06

happy birthday jolly and you are officially NOT old ( I am old )!

I am currently watching Rosie really really really trying to roll around - she spent from 5.30am whirling around in her cot until she got wedged sideways - hmmmmmm!

wheredidiputit Mon 05-Oct-09 12:41:00

OK. was feeling better today until i read Jolly post. If your old i'm going to be anccient on thursday (40) grin.

Happy Birthday.

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