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#1 Freckles

Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:01 PM

Time for a new thread ladies. Old thread is here. original.gif

Emma


#2 First One

Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:53 PM

GOLD!!!

Yay!  Well that makes up for being awake from 1am-3.30am LOL!

#3 146 Lucina

Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:26 PM

Silver... Always the bridesmaid. LOL.

#4 mickey78

Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:50 PM

I guess that makes me bronze.

Quick one...

Luci, happy three months to Lachlan.  Sorry to hear about the whooping cough scare for you but glad they actually told you what was going on.

Will try to come back tomorrow for proper personals and an update.

#5 mickey78

Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:55 PM





Name:  Mickey78
Location:  Townsville
Baby:  James babyboy.gif
DOB:  06/07/11 (36 weeks)
AC:  IVF

Name:  Kitty005
Location:
Babies:  Twins!  Ethan babyboy.gif and Zachary babyboy.gif
DOB:  06/07/11 (34+2 weeks)
AC:  IVF (SET)

Name:  146 Lucina
Location: Cairns
Baby:  Lachlan babyboy.gif
DOB: 19/07/11 (38+2 weeks)
AC:  IVF (FET)

Name:  Bree82
Location:
Baby:  Toby babyboy.gif
DOB:  12/08/11 (40+2 weeks)
AC:  IVF

Name:  First One
Location:
Baby:  Taylor babygirl.gif
DOB:  01/10/11 (36+6 weeks)
AC:  IVF (FET)

Name:  *~lotusflower~*
Location:
Baby:  Milla babygirl.gif
DOB:  26/10/11 (38+3 weeks)
AC:  IVF

Name:  CanberraKat
Location:
Baby:  Caitlin  babygirl.gif
DOB:  1/11/11
AC:  IVF

Name:  Ards
Location:
Baby:  Surprise!
DOB:  Due 19/3/12
AC:  IVF


Changes or additions please post or PM me. New friends always welcome.

Edited by mickey78, 07 December 2011 - 08:23 PM.


#6 First One

Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:26 PM

Hi ladies,

How is everyone?  Been a little quiet in here - all busy having snuggles? original.gif  

Luci, sorry to hear of the whooping cough - I hope Lachlan has dodged that one and is doing well?  Can't believe he's already three months old - time just flies?!

Mickey, have you heard from the specialist?

Bree, hope Toby is behaving for you?

Kitty, am hoping you and the boys are over the cold?  And that they are now sleeping well for you or you have some help?

AFM:  Things here going OK - had a rough few days Tues/Wed feeling a little overwhelmed and teary - I've figured out now that it was caused from sleep deprivation!  Taylor has slept well for the last two nights and suddenly I feel great again!  Seems we've got some peace now with her belly - it has settled down again (*touch wood*) and she's back to being happy again.  I did some reading and have adjusted my feeding position - I think my fast flow has been half drowning her and contributing to her gas issues - and I think those adjustments have made a difference.

Been out and about a fair bit and she's been great although I've been a little amazed at the number of people that having a baby attracts!  I have women left right and centre oohing and ahhing and coming to talk to me LOL!  I thought people were nice when I was pregnant (you know how strangers go from complete indifference to being overly considerate) but having a bub is just as bad!  I think it's possibly because she's so little - every person comments on how you forget they are so little.  I think that's been really positive for me cause it reminds me to enjoy every minute - they grow so quickly!

Anyway, hope you are all well.

#7 mickey78

Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:52 AM

Okay, quick one as the lion and the duck won't hold James' attention for too much longer...

First One, we did get a letter from the paediatrician late last week.  It looks like James' test results are on the improve.  His neutrophils were up from critically low to low so heading in the right direction which is good.  All other tests were pretty much normal so it looks like it will be a case of just monitoring him for a while to see if his levels keep improving or drop again (it can be a cyclic thing).  He still looks and seems incredibly healthy ('thriving' according to the paed) so that is a good sign.

Oh, and I know all about the sleep deprivation making you teary thing.  I spent a lot nights in particular during the first month in tears.  Thankfully it does get easier.  Glad to hear you are figuring out what works for you and Taylor.

Big hello to Luci, Kitty and Bree - hope your boys are going well.  And hi also to Lotusflower, Ards and any stalkers.

Well the lion and duck aren't cutting it any more so I'd better get going. Off to morning tea with my mum's group today - I made fudge - yum! (I hope  unsure.gif ).

Mickey

Edited by mickey78, 25 October 2011 - 07:54 AM.


#8 First One

Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:11 AM

Hey Mickey, great to hear that things are heading in the right direction for James - the worry just never ends does it?!  Although, I will admit, I think the worry during pregnancy/conception far outweighs being able to actually see/touch them to reassure yourself!

Quick update:  We had our health nurse visit yesterday - all doing well - Tay has gained 310g in 7 days and is finally over 3kgs original.gif  Considering she was due two days ago, I'm thrilled.  She's always been a great feeder though and I can certainly see the difference in her - those gorgeous chubby cheeks are expanding LOL!

Anyway, I was enquiring about a mums group - the next one doesn't start until Feb - have you ladies found it worthwhile?  What sorts of things do you do (aside from eat fudge...yum..!!!)?  I'm kinda hoping to meet some other mums and find some future play mates for Tay - living on the farm means we don't get much in the way of coffee dates and I don't know anyone with a bub Tay's age.  Thoughts?

#9 mickey78

Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:10 PM

First One, if you can find a mums group that you click with I think it's a great idea.  We formed ours after we went to 'new baby' sessions at child health together.  There are 6 of us (though sometimes if the girls have other friends with babies they come along too) and the babies at the moment are between 3 and 5.5 months.  We generally meet up once a week for morning/afternoon tea either at someone's house, a coffee shop, park etc. or go to the movies then have lunch afterwards (our local cinema does Babes in arms/spit the dummy sessions for parents with babies/younger children).  We are planning on going to the pool every now and then too to sit and splash in the baby section.

It has been good to talk to other mums face to face - I have a couple of what you would call online support groups (including you ladies of course) but it's nice to see someone IRL and give the babies a chance to interact with each other (well as much as they can when they are little).  I have heard that sometimes the groups don't 'click' - things become a competition, the mums clash about parenting styles etc. - but I think if it works it is worthwhile.  If we lived near you James and I would definitely  meet up with you and Taylor for play/coffee dates. original.gif

Oh, and another pic of those gorgeous chubby cheeks would be great if you get the chance.  wink.gif



#10 146 Lucina

Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:40 AM

Hi,

First One, - our mums group is worth while so far. They are organized by the community Heath centre and are run for 6 weeks by them, where they have an information topic each week. Next week is week 6 which is just morning tea, and where the idea is to start a social group from there.

It's great that she is getting a good supply from you, 310gms in 7 is wonderful, and with a happy belly too, it sounds like you're doing a fantastic job. Im glad to hear that you get to work your horses every day, it's sounds like you have got a great balance going on.

Mickey, - great to hear those numbers are behaving at the moment, let's hope they stay that way. How often do they have to be checked?

Your mums group sounds good, you girls sound really organized. I hope ours will end up like that. I'm sure your fudge would have been a hit.

Hi to everyone else. I'm not finished writing yet, but it's time to go back to bed, so I'll catch up more during the day.

Luci...





#11 146 Lucina

Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:25 AM

I'm back...

Bree and Kitty, - how are those gorgeous boys of yours? Would love to hear that they're thriving.

Lotus flower, - how are you coping with the pointy end of pregnancy? I remember how uncomfortable I was, and I only got to 38 weeks.

Ards, - YEY, for half cooked. Enjoy this stage of pregnancy, it's so lovely. (for me it was anyway).

First one, - Im just listening to Brahms lullaby, as Ive just put Lachie down for his morning nap, and I remember how much I used to just about ball my eyes out when listening to this in his first 6 weeks, - LOL... As well as sleep deprivation, I think hormones are going ballistic at this time as-well.

Mickey, Kitty, - have you had any hint of teeth yet? Lachie has a few white-ish bumps on his lower jaw, and everything is now getting chewed on. I'm wondering if teething is going to be happening sooner rather than later.

Well, we have gotten over our whooping cough scare unscaved, except for some diarrhea and an upset tummy some nights, from the antibiotics  sad.gif . We gave/are giving him some probiotics (babybiotics) to try to bring back the balance.
We went to mothers group on Monday to find that our huge group had dwindled down to about 8, due to the scare. But no-one else in the group came down with it, and the child health nurse told us that the little baby that had it, came out of hospital within a few days, and is recovering well, so that is good news. The ladies that did turn up all seem nice, so I hope that our group will be as successful as your group Mickey. Maybe I should try my hand at fudge for our morning tea on Monday  wink.gif . I'll look up some recipes today.

Hope to see a few more of the girls in here soon. I'd love for a few girls from my DIG to join us too, if you are   ph34r.gif ...

Have a great day girls. Luci...

#12 mickey78

Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:42 AM

Luci, I made this one and it tasted great.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/563/creamy+caramel+fudge

Glad to hear all is good after your whooping cough scare.  8 is probably a good number - I think too many and it could get cliquey.

ETA, 8 for your mums group that is...

Edited by mickey78, 26 October 2011 - 10:43 AM.


#13 146 Lucina

Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:47 PM

Thanks Mickey, - It looks good, I'll try it. Makes plenty so I can leave some at home for DP. He loves fudge.

#14 mickey78

Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:52 PM

Luci, my tips - 1) I only made a half quantity and it still made heaps, and 2) don't wait the 2 mins to put the chocolate in - you need to get in the bowl, mixed through and in the pan fast.

#15 146 Lucina

Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:59 AM

Cheers Mickey, I'll do that  biggrin.gif

#16 Ards

Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:04 PM

waves.gif hi all hope you + bubs are travelling along well.

Nothing happening here just popping in to say hi. Big 20 week scan monday, hope all goes well as I'm high risk from my NT scan so will be nice to check markers and make sure all is ok.

have a great weekend!

#17 146 Lucina

Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:48 PM

Hi girls. Gee, we are quiet in here. I hope we are all well...

Mickey, - I made the fudge last night. It turned out great, and I put the chocolate in straight away like you suggested. ABA had a baby's day out down at the Esplinade that we went to this morning. I took some of the fudge, and it got eaten up straight away, which was good because i made the full amount. I put it on top of an Oreo biscuit base, so it had the two layers. I have plenty left for mothers group tomorrow, and for the freezer. Thanks again for the recipe.

Ards, - Good luck for your scan tomorrow. I hope all is well, and you get lots of lovely pics.

Luci  original.gif

Edited by 146 Lucina, 30 October 2011 - 02:49 PM.


#18 mickey78

Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:06 AM

Hi everyone - Monday again... (I love the weekends because we get to spend more time together as a family and I get to have a nap whenever I want to).

Luci, glad to hear the fudge was a hit. Interesting twist with the Oreo base. I mentioned it to DH and his eyes glazed over just thinking about the sugar hit.  I sent him to work with more fudge today.

Ards, good luck for your scan today.  Don't forget to pop in and let us know how you get on.

First One, I think it was you that asked the other day about teeth - no sign of any yet from James.  I don't mind if they're still a few months away as I'm enjoying the good sleeps at the moment.  Hope Taylor is still going well.  Happy 1 month to her for tomorrow.

Bree and Kitty, hope your boys are going well.

Lotusflower, any sign of your little girl yet??

Well, not really any news here.  Just plodding along - a little bit of cradle cap and eczema but otherwise all is good.  Four months in less than a week meaning a trip to the GP for more immunisations early next week.  I'm making DH come with me to that one.  We have started front to back rolling though he sometimes needs some help from me to get started and gets tired quite quickly.  It's quite funny watching him use his head to get over.  

A recent pic for anyone who is interested...

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af347/...011-10-3024.jpg

Edited by mickey78, 31 October 2011 - 08:22 AM.


#19 Ards

Posted 31 October 2011 - 12:05 PM

Morning Ladies

YAY 20 weeks today  biggrin.gif scan tonight I will pop in tomorrow morning as its a late appt.

Mickey - I REALLY wish you lived closer, I are desperate for James cuddles, he is too cute wub.gif BTW I loved the video the other day of him rolling. Thinking about it - its safer you live further away, I would prob steal him  wink.gif

waves.gif  hheart.gif

Edit - because I can't spell today

Edited by Ards, 31 October 2011 - 12:06 PM.


#20 *~lotusflower~*

Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

Hi ladies,
Just jumping on quickly to let u know that our little girl arrived last wed.
( waters broke so no induction needed)

She is just beautiful and I am completely in love.

Her name is Milla.

Xx

Hope u r well


#21 mickey78

Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

Congratulations Lotusflower on the birth of Milla.  Great to hear things started naturally for you.  Hope you are enjoying newborn cuddles.  wub.gif

Ards, you can have cuddles with James whenever you want.  Unfortunately I don't think we could live much further apart...  hope your scan went well.

Edited by mickey78, 31 October 2011 - 08:41 PM.


#22 First One

Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:27 AM

Massive congratulations Lotus, Milla is a lovely name original.gif  I hope you are resting and recovering well.

Mickey, James is just adorable!  Can't believe he's four months though - time really is choofing by!  

Luci, fudge sounds yum!  I'm trying hard to lose that link to the recipe!  Hope Lauchlan is doing well?

Kitty, how are you hun?  Hoping those boys are settled and being the angels they resemble!

Bree, how's Toby?

AFM:  Had our follow up paediatrician appt yesterday (needed a check up after special care) and am happy to report he says she's perfect original.gif  Although, she's put on more weight - up another 300g in a week to 3.65kg!  He was amazed at how much she's grown (1.1kg since leaving hospital 3weeks ago)!  Of course, 300g/week is a trend I hope will slow down soon or she'll be a budda baby LOL!

Anyway, her belly seems a little better - paed recommended pushing her feeds out longer (to 3hrs - she's been 2hrly for the last week) to help her gas issues and I have to say, it's working!  She's been much happier in her tummy.  It's kinda tricky though as all my reading says demand feed - makes it hard to know what to do!  

Anyway, hope you are all well - I'd better run as I have a friend flying in today to visit Taylor original.gif

#23 Ards

Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:23 PM

A huge congrats to Lotus!! I'm in love with the name Milla  wub.gif rest up xx

I know Mickey, we couldnt live further apart! just keep posting those pics I am in love with him  wub.gif

AFM - scan went well all ok which is the main thing, details & pics on my blog if you interested (its nothing exciting I tell ya lol).

big hello to all, hope everyone is well. Would love to see more pics of the little ones  wub.gif

#24 146 Lucina

Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:26 PM

Lotusflower, - huge congrats to you for the birth of lovely Milla. I love Italian girls names. I think it means thousand. So I'm sure she will be giving you thousands of hugs.

Ards, - glad to hear your scan went well. I'll check out you blog later.

Mickey, - Gorgous picci of James. He is chubbing up a little isn't he.

First one, - talking about chub. Wow a kilo in 3weeks is huge. Well done little Taylor. We did 140gms last week, back 1% to the 12th. Ho hum. He should have some of this fudge, I think I've put on a kilo in 3 weeks.

Kitty, Bree, - we miss you  original.gif

AFM, - our mums group have decided to meet up on Tuesday's. The first one is at one of the mums house. So should be good. Better go and put bub to bed, he's asleep in my lap. Aaww, he's so cute.

Ciao, Luci...

#25 bree82

Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:04 PM

Hi ladies!

Sorry I've been so absent, but it's been so hard to find enough hours in the day to post!

Ards - glad the scan went well original.gif

Lotus - congrats! Love the name wub.gif

Luci - love it when the bubs fall asleep on you! Can't beat baby snuggles

Mickey - glad to hear you and James are going well - he certainly is a cutie!

Kitty - how are you're gorgeous boys?

AFM - Toby is doing really well, he's 12 weeks tomorrow and growing like a weed - currently sitting at about the 40th percentile. He had a dose of gastro a last week which was a bit scary as he didn't want to feed - was very close to being admitted to hospital. We got our first giggle last weekend - luckily I was filming at the time, he's so cute!!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, I'll pop back in next time I'm on the computer and share a pic.

Bree x


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