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#1 Forum Moderator

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

New thread time ladies.

Here's the link to your old thread.

Cheers,
~Mintie~

#2 Wishful thinking

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

GOLD!

Right onto it this time ladies.

PCM, can't wait to hear your news. Always feel so excited each time one of us ladies is due  original.gif
Good idea on hiring the hospital bassinets, didn't even know you could do it. We have borrowed a bassinet from my brother and it is great but you can't easily see into it which is the only downfall.

I use the trusty baby bjorn with DS2, he loves it. One of the mums at kinder has the Ergo which she thinks is better but It doesn't look like it offers enough back support to me. Never seen a Manduca so can't comment on that one.

Seems like most people are up for a private Facebook group. I'm just not sure how to set it up. Anyone else know their way around Facebook?

Had Xmas lunch with my family today. DS2 barely got any sleep all day due to the racket made by my sisters kids. Was pretty annoyed given we weren't even allowed to ring her doorbell or make a peep when her kids were babies. I'm usually pretty okay with a bit of noise but today it was quite clear we were having trouble getting him down....argh!

Wishful.

#3 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:18 AM

Haha WT! We are having exactly same thing! DS2 couldn't nap properly whole day as we were out since 11am. Poor bub had several rounds of falling aeep only to be woken up each time due to car stopping, DS1' noise etc...I am not sure why he's not sleeping well in the car and in shopping centres (in pram) as I thought usually babies will (dS1 was)...maybe every child is different.

Anyway he was so difficult to put down for his last afternoon nap and at bedtime...super cranky and had to be carried till deep sleep before putting him down in cot (usually cuddle and sshhing for bed time is enough)...had an overtired bub I think! Makes me upset about going out I think It's better to avoid going out for long hours after this experience.

And we have been giving him half strength formula hoping to stop the diarrhea soon and somehow that could have affected him. He went down after a lot of carrying at 9pm, woke at 10pm and 130am crying only after milk did he sleep again. Gave him back his full 120ml hoping he sleep better ano no diarrhea pls!

Indigo, poor DD and Mummy...hope both of you get better sleep soon. Thanks for reminding about the sleep cycle! I forgot about that. You mention to wait and let them cry a while before getting them up? sorry can't rem your exact words...but what if they are crying cos wanting to continue sleeping? When bub cries after one cycle i am not sure what he wants, is it needing comforting/carrying to wake up or is it wanting to sleep further? if not attend ASAP wont they cry till they wake? I tend to attend asap. What if I want him to go to the next cycle? I think that's the tricky part for me.

#4 indigo~

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

M2tds, if it's a proper cry, I'll get her up. I don't bother with resettling naps. But if it's just a bit of fussing or noise, I'll wait and often she falls back asleep again into the next cycle. If it escalates, then it's time to get up as it means she is hungry or wet.

I feel the same about big days out of the house. It really mucks their sleep around. Some times it can't be helped though. DD doesn't always sleep well at shopping centers either. Darn it!

WT, I have the same issue with friends who used to make you tip toe around their babies now being less than considerate. You know, when my friends had their babies, I didn't ever tell them how to parent. The same people now just love telling me what they think I'm doing wrong!

#5 indigo~

Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

I found this book to be quite helpful...Your Sleepless Baby: the Rescue Guide by Rowena Bennett. It was only $2.99 or similar on amazon kindle store. I just downloaded it to my phone which has the kindle reader app.

http://www.amazon.com/Your-Sleepless-Baby-...k/dp/B00A6YFP6O

I see it's gone up to $4.99 but I still think its worth it. She's an Aussie MCHN who used to work in a sleep school.

#6 indigo~

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

Wishful, I've sent you an email about kicking off the Facebook group!

#7 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

Hi ladies, wishing you all a wonderful Christmas! Hope all of us have a great time feasting and hopefully have a bit of rest too with family members getting together and perhaps lend few hands taking care of bub...I know I am going to do that tml with my friends over lunch...will be busy handing him over so I can be hands free for a few hours! Last year's Christmas was still sad but all of us got here with our dream this year so it would be a really special time.

PCM, hoping to hear your news when we come in next.  biggrin.gif

Gotta go, bub is wanting to be carried all the time...faintzzz...

#8 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:45 AM

Merry Christmas everyone . I hope you all have an amazing day original.gif

#9 Wishful thinking

Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

Merry Christmas all  xmas_cool.gif
Have a wonderful day with your new families. Feeling very blessed to be holding our bub this Xmas.
PCM  ninja.gif
WT

#10 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

How was everyone's Xmas?

We had ana amazing Xmas. DS got so many presents it wasn't funny. He got 22 books which I liked as I am a bit of a bookworm original.gif the only problem with him being so spoilt is where to put everything.

Had some issues with my youngest niece being mean towards DS because we wouldn't let her walk around holding him (she is 3) and she was quiet cruel towards him, hitting and flicking him. She also tried to break one of his presents because I wouldn't let her keep it, I just wish SIL did something about it instead of getting upset at me for telling her daughter no.

Yesterday DS did a proper smile when I smiled at him, today he hasn't stopped smiling  blush.gif

Last night he slept for 8 hours straight which wasn't surprising as he didn't get much sleep during the day.

I still cannot believe that this time last year we didn't enjoy Xmas due to losing a baby and this year was the complete opposite.

I hope everyone else's Xmas was just as good.

PCM  ph34r.gif

#11 porkchop's mama

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

Puffs - how awful about your niece treating your little one that way!!!  You did the right thing.  It's not just rude but can be dangerous too.

No movement here.  40 weeks today and I'm not bearing it withi good grace.  I feel huge and so uncomfortable.

#12 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:15 AM

PCM, 40 weeks already! Bubs baking very well. How long will you wait for? When I was about to reach 40 weeks with DS1, my OB kept persuading me about induction in case he gets too big. I was really against it since it was our first and not sure which way induction would go. Thankfully DS1 decided to arrive right at due date which was 40 weeks. Whats is bubs estimated weight right now?

Puff, naughty niece but horrible mum of hers. How could she get angry with you instead? She should teach her daughter.

Afm : Bubs diarrhea has recovered but he's now coughing. I think it's DH's fault cos he's been coughing and sneezing around him and we sleep in the same room. DH started having a mild cold but was horrible controlling himself from chocolates and nuts even though I told himself he had to take care of himself. So he got worse and coughed badly taking lozenges but now my poor bub is coughing!  I am so p**sed with him ATM!

#13 indigo~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

Hello all! I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your families.

PCM - how are you going? wondering if you've delivered yet? Are you enjoying newborn cuddles?

I've sent each of you a PM about our Facebook secret group. Wishful and I have tested it and it doesn't show up in feeds or can be seen by others. If it's not for you, then no worries!

#14 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

Indigo - I sent you a PM, you may need to coach me a it on FB. I'm not too good wih it.

#15 indigo~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

No worries! I've added you to the group, along with mt2ds and frogga.

#16 indigo~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

Kels, I got a PM from you but there was no text. Did you send through a friend request?

#17 Wishful thinking

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

Hi Ladies,

PCM, how are you going? Perhaps you will have the first baby of 2013? Pop in & let us know if you are still waiting for bubs to make his grand entrance.

Speaking of the NY, I presume they will close this thread after today. Do we need to ask the mod to make a new place for us to go?

Lorem, how are you and DS? Did you have a good first Christmas?

Hi to everyone else and anyone lurking.

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope 2013 brings you happiness & health.

Wishful. x

#18 indigo~

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

Yes, have been  ph34r.gif  for news from PCM...

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Years....may 2013 bring much joy and laughter.

DD and I had a very low key new years, which suited us just fine. Yum roast dinner with family then she was asleep by 9.30pm (her current preferred bedtime...wish it was earlier!) and I stayed up watching Rocky Horror on telly, reliving my youth singing away.


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