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#1 Freckles

Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

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


#2 146 Lucina

Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:34 PM


Yes! - first one. I make sure DP comes, and I make him hold Lachlan when he gets his shots. After his initial scream, you can see the look on his face of, "why did you let that awful lady do that to me?" Then when they are done I can't grab my poor bubba fast enough to comfort him with some booby.
I'm so relieved now that we don't have to do that again for another 6 months.

#3 First One

Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:58 AM


LOL - glad it's not just me - I can't even watch her little face - just have to grab her and give her cuddles ASAP!

#4 mickey78

Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:43 AM


Hi all,

First One, I take DH too and make him hold James. I figure then I'm not the big meanie. I don't like it but I've never cried (even with blood tests) and luckily he gets over it pretty quickly.

Well, tooth number 2 popped through a couple of days ago. All in all the cutting itself was a pretty painless (physically and mentally) experience which is good.  He's pretty much by the book - bottom central incisors first. Swimming is going well - he loves it but it makes him very tired. 7 months on Monday - not too sure where the time has gone...


#5 146 Lucina

Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

Hi Ya All,

Mickey, - Good news re a relatively painless tooth eruptions. Lachlan has the same two.
Glad swimming is going well. Have you put your bubs head under yet, or does that come later? We missed term at the school that we wanted to go to, so we are practicing in our pool, but I don't want to put his head under until we go to classes. His kicking is going well though.

Well, over the last couple of days our day sleeps have improved a little. Hope they keep going in that direction. better go, buggerluggs is winging. It's bath time, and he has rusk bits from head to knee.

biggrin.gif  Luci...

P.S. Happy 7 months b'day James, Ethan, and Zach.

Edited by 146 Lucina, 06 February 2012 - 07:53 AM.

#6 CanberraKat

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:21 AM

Hi All,

Apologies for being AWOL for awhile, motherhood is certainly the busiest job I've ever had!! Between mothers group/baby yoga and generally having coffee with friends/family the days just seem to go very quickly.

Caitlin is going really well (4 months tomorrow), however her reflux is still providing us with lots of challenges, particularly trying to settle her at night. I'm still feeding her every 3-4 hours even at night so that makes at least 4 months of sleep deprivation! I've learnt to live with it now and just try and nap when I can. I switched to bottle feeding to see if that helped but alas it has not provided any real improvments. We are going to try starting solids early to see if that helps and hopefully will get to go to a Tresillian hospital soon to guide us on settling techniques.

Hope all the other babies are going really well and that everyone is enjoying our little miracles.

#7 146 Lucina

Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:26 PM

Hi everyone,

Photo update time. Lachlan at 7 months.

"It's for you mummy!"

CanberraKat, - It certainly is the busiest job ever. I'm sure everyone agrees, especially with how quiet it has been here. Sorry about Caitlan's reflux. Are you using special reflux formula that you can get on prescription? I hope solids can help her poor little tummy.

AFM, - Lachlan is doing much better with his sleep. He's having good naps twice a day now, for about 50mis to 1.5hrs each (usually). I'm not feeding him to sleep now. I'm able to take him off, then read him a few books, and put him in the cot awake, and then pat him to sleep while singing to him. All with no tears, in minimal time. The goal is to be able to put him in his cot awake and walk out, and I'm sure we will get there soon enough. He still has a few teething problems, I think the top ones are moving about now. After they are through I think we will have a break from teething for a while.
We weighed him yesterday, and at 7 months he is now 9.03kg, and 73cm long. I can hardly carry him anymore, - Where has my little bubba gone.
AF returned for me the other day, which starts a new chapter. We haven't any frosties  sad.gif and we're not going to do IVF again, but we are going to try naturally and see what happens. Probably nothing due to my age, but you never know.

Hope everyone is well. Look forward to a few updates.

Ards, - You are getting very close now. I hope you are comfortable, and kicking back.

Cheers All,


Edited by 146 Lucina, 10 August 2012 - 04:36 AM.

#8 146 Lucina

Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

Our Baby Boys

Name: Mickey78
Location: Townsville
Baby: James  06/07/11 (36 weeks)

Name: Kitty005
Babies: Twins! Ethan  and Zachary
DOB: 06/07/11 (34+2 weeks)

Name: 146 Lucina
Location: Cairns
Baby: Lachlan
DOB: 19/07/11 (38+2 weeks)

Name: Bree82
Baby: Toby
DOB: 12/08/11 (40+2 weeks)

Name: Ards
Location: Perth
Baby: Noah Johnathan
DOB: 24/02/12 (36+4 weeks)

Our Latest - Congratulations!

Name: Ange_75
Baby: Daniel
DOB: 26 June 2012

Our Baby Girls

Name: First One
Baby: Taylor
DOB: 01/10/11 (36+6 weeks)

Name: *~lotusflower~*
Baby: Milla
DOB: 26/10/11 (38+3 weeks)

Name: CanberraKat
Baby: Caitlin  
DOB: 1/11/11

Our Pregnant Girls

Name: Liltuss
Location: Sydney
Gender: Boy
Due: 14 Aug 2012

Name: Mickey
No: 2
Gender: ?
C: Natural

New Grads and Friends very welcome  biggrin.gif

Edited by 146 Lucina, 03 July 2012 - 07:27 PM.

#9 146 Lucina

Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:20 PM


Mickey, - I thought I'd bring our list to the new thread. I hope you don't mind, and I hope you like the pics  wink.gif

Lotusflower, - Happy 4 month birthday for Milla tomorrow...  cclap.gif

Hi everyone, I hope you all update soon  sad.gif

Edited by 146 Lucina, 25 February 2012 - 10:22 PM.

#10 First One

Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

Hi ladies,

Been very very quiet in here lately!  Hope you are all well?

Ards, have you popped yet??!!

Luci, gorgeous pic!  Sounds like you've made some very positive progress on Lachlans sleeping too.  I've been pretty fortunate with Taylor - she's been very content to be put down when tired and left to sort herself out to sleep.  She's also happy to be plonked on a rug when out and she normally plays until she wants to sleep whereby she shoves a thumb in mouth and rolls over and falls asleep.  She also wakes and lays quietly or chats to herself until I find her.  Very lucky me.  Although we still don't sleep through the night LOL.

Mickey, Bree, Kitty, Lotus, Kat - hope you are all well and your bubbas are behaving original.gif

AFM:  Taylor is doing well.  We've started a mums group now which is fun - lots of other bubs her age which is great.  I can't believe how quickly she's growing though.  She's such an independent miss - wants to be sitting all the time now, puts everything in her gob and is generally a smiley happy bub.  I can certainly understand why people have more LOL.  Not for us though - one is enough original.gif  

I'm about to start introducing a formula feed (she's five months now) - going to stay BFing but want the flexibility of being able to offer a bottle.  She's had a go on a bottle of EBM and did really well so am now back to expressing to get some freezer stocks.  How did you guys choose a formula?  There are so many *sigh*.

Anyway, in the interest of picture updates (hint hint everyone), here are a couple taken yesterday...one in her tea cosy, one with a teether original.gif

#11 146 Lucina

Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

Will be back soon, but just wanted to say,

Big Big Congratulations to Ards, for the birth of your gorgeous baby boy Noah
I checked out your story on your blog. After all "that", I'm glad that everything worked out well.

First One, - Firstly, Taylor is just beautiful.
And, - I give Lachlan a bottle every so often in the evening. Before 6 months of age he just had S26 gold, which was fine, and is handy for use when out, if you get some sachets, and/or  long life tetra packs . After 6 months I switched to NAN HA Gold (follow on) to avoid any problems with constipation from S26 gold (2). It is much easier on the stomach because it is made from 100% whey. Having said that, I am giving him less and less formula now days, because he is now having 3 solid meals, and still about 6 BM feeds a day. So I am thinking of switching to the NAN Pro, because that comes in tetra bricks and has a 4 week (open) shelf life (for the tin) instead of 3, like the NAN HA has.

Edited by 146 Lucina, 07 March 2012 - 09:50 PM.

#12 *~lotusflower~*

Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:31 PM

Hi All,

Its been very quiet in here lately.

Ards- Congrats!!! Love the name biggrin.gif

Hope everyone is well.

#13 mickey78

Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:44 AM

Arrgghh!  Sorry it's been so long girls.  I'm blaming my iPhone - I mostly read on it now but it's a pain to reply to threads.  Will make an effort to get on the laptop more often.

Luci, the list looks great - thanks for doing that.  Wow, Lachlan is growing so well - must be all that good food he's getting.  Love the pic - thanks for sharing.  Glad to hear that his sleeps are going well.  It certainly does make life easier. And good luck with the trying naturally - I really hope it does happen for you.

Kat, sorry to hear Caitlin's still having reflux issues. Hope things settle down soon but I am definitely for getting help with the reflux/sleeping if it's available.  I took James to 'sleep school' and it certainly helped us.  

First One, yay for a happy smiley baby!  Great pics - what a gorgeous girl.  Glad that your mothers group is going so well.  Mine still gets together weekly - not all of us very often as a few of the girls are back at work but generally there's a few of us.  We've started going to Lollipops Playland - wow, that's an interesting experience (I had a 2 year old try and flog my phone twice yesterday when I left it right beside me...).  Re:  formula, we just went with one they used in the hospital (S26 Gold) - apparently it can be a bit of trial and error to find one bub will take so we just stuck with it when James was fine on it.

Ards, congrats again hun on the birth of your beautiful baby boy Noah. wub.gif

Kitty, happy 8 months to Ethan and Zach for last Tuesday.  Hope all is going well.

Lotusflower, Bree and anyone I've missed - hope those babies are growing well.

Well James is now 8 months.  I have no idea where that time has gone.  I have already starting planning his first birthday party. huh.gif  Yesterday he weighed 8.7kg and was 71.5cm.  He still only 2 teeth and we can't tell if the top ones are going to come through soon.  He gets grizzly every now and then which could be teething but we can't really see anything.  Sleeping's going pretty well.  I haven't rocked or fed him to sleep since sleep school but it can sometimes take him 45 minutes + to settle to sleep, even when I know he is tired.  We are on solids 3 x a day and he's loving it.  No longer breastfeeding (a joint decision I guess you could say with a bout of gastro tipping us over the edge) but he does have 4 bottles a day.  He has been commando crawling for a few weeks but hasn't got the hang of proper crawling on all fours yet.  I don't think it will be too far away.  No words yet but he's definitely 'experimenting' with sound.  I'm trying to 'encourage' him to say 'mum' but he just thinks it's hilarious when I sit there saying 'mum, mum, mum' so I don't know how we're going to go with that.  

Otherwise all is good.  We might be doing a FET next month if everything does to plan.  Exciting and scary all at the same time.

A couple of recent pics...

Mickey original.gif

#14 146 Lucina

Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Hi Girl,

It seems the older they get, the less time we have to post.

Mickey, - Hope you pulled up unscaved after that storm on tuesday...
Such a happy chappy - James is just too cute in your photo's. I'm guessing he is probably crawling properly now, and everything has gone to the next shelf up. I hear you on the 1st birthday party planning. I'm not quite planning it, but ideas have been getting thrown around. I'm glad James is sleeping better now.
Are you starting your FET preparations yet? Even if it's just mentally.
Thanks for the info. We decided to try tizzy's method before getting the sleep 'nanny' to help us. I hated the first night, and day 3. Lots of tears for both of us. DP had to do the bed time routine. It's been nearly a week now, and Lachlan is self settling rather well (so-far)  biggrin.gif . Go figure, - I got that book as a present while I was pregnant, but wanted to go for the no-cry methods instead. But that stopped working for us, and turned into crying in my arms.  cry1.gif

Ards, - Hope you are enjoying all your new born cuddles. Wow nearly a month old already.

First One, - How is the formula going? It is easier when you're out and about. I noticed from around 5 months old, it was very hard to get him to focus on feeding instead of absolutely everything else when we weren't at home.

AFM, - AF showed up again for me. 29 day cycle at this stage. Still only going to try naturally, but it's hard to get motivated, as I'm sure it won't work. Probably a good thing I feel like this, because I'm putting no pressure on myself.

Better go. Want to get in a shower before the boss wakes.

Hi to everyone else. Hope you are all well.

Edited by 146 Lucina, 23 March 2012 - 10:19 AM.

#15 minidiamond

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

Lurking ...

Gorgeous pics ladies !! And quick congrats to Ards on the birth of Noah & Luci on your engagement !

All well at our house, morph scan is next week.

Happy weekend.....

Edited by Liltuss, 23 March 2012 - 06:33 PM.

#16 146 Lucina

Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Liltuss, - We'd love you to join us (if you want to of course). We have empty spots under the pregnant ladies title in our list now that Noah has been born.  biggrin.gif   wink.gif
How exciting that your morph scan is next week. I was so excited leading up to ours that I was basically wishing our holiday away, LOL. I hope the excellent results keep coming.
BTW, Even though the ring is being made at the moment, and the where and when (wedding) has been discussed in great detail. He still hasn't formally asked yet. - I hope it's just that he's waiting for the ring. I'd hate for it to be just taken for granted. I can't think of us as being engaged until he actually pops the proverbial.

#17 mickey78

Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:33 AM

Arrghh Liltuss, I get so excited seeing your ticker!  Wow, 20 weeks already.  Thanks for popping in. original.gif

Luci, oohh - sounds like congratulations are in order.  Hope he pops the big question soon though it sounds like it can't be too far away.  We did come through that storm okay.  Lots of trees down in streets near us but we must be in just the right spot to miss most of the action.  We live near the river and that has been up for a week or so but has started to go down in the last couple of days.  Glad to hear Lachlan is starting to self-settle - it can be tricky sometimes but once they can do it then life does get a little easier.

Well, James is crawling properly now (about a week now) and it seems there is no stopping him.  He loves to climb over me when I'm sitting on the floor which is fine except he hasn't learnt how to be nice about it (ie. no pinching!).  Sleeping is still going well though occasionally he'll throw a 4am wake up in there (like this morning) and it certainly is a shock to the system.  9 months next week - where has the time gone???  We are planning a FET soon.  If everything goes to plan then maybe next cycle in April. Depends on if my body plays the game or not though it seems to be behaving itself so far.

waves.gif A big hello to Ards, First One, Kitty, Bree, Lotus, Kat and anyone I've missed.  Hope you're all going well.


Edited by mickey78, 26 March 2012 - 09:34 AM.

#18 Ards

Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:23 PM

waves.gif hey Ladies

Sorry long time no speak but I was induced at 36 weeks (only 2 days on mat. leave) so it was very sudden and I didn't get much done. As you can see by my sig I had a beautiful little boy Noah  wub.gif by CS (birth story & pics on my blog).

Like most babies he is not a fan of settling so sleep is at an all time low. Apart from that we are doing well, few bumps but nothing to whinge about.

Lucina - Love the pics!!! I wish you so much luck for TTC hands.gif getting on the train again is hard, take it easy xxx

First one - OMG she is beautiful!!! wub.gif

Mickey - I'm loving James more n more you post pics on FB  wub.gif now he is crawling i bet he is a handful!

- good luck with the scan!

#19 146 Lucina

Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

Ards, - What a gorgeous sig. Noah is soooo cute. Hope you both get some more sleep soon. Glad most everything else is fine though.

Hi to everyone else  waves.gif

Edited by 146 Lucina, 29 March 2012 - 06:54 PM.

#20 First One

Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:21 AM

Hi ladies,

Ards....massive congratulations!!!  He looks just beautiful and I adore his name!  I hope you are both doing well.  Sleep will come as he settles into a routine and you will adjust to a lack of it LOL!  I was a stanch 10hr a night person and suprised myself by managing pretty darn well through the early days.  Just remember to ask for help if you need it - an extra hours nap during the day can make the world of difference!

Mickey, I'm so excited for you starting another cycle!  My everything is crossed for you.  As much as I'd love to go again, I'm pretty content with our one gorgeous girl.  Yay on the crawling too.  I can't believe it's been nine months!  Taylor is 6 mths soon and I am amazed at where that his disappeared to?!

Luci, good luck for the big Q!  How lovely original.gif  Hope Lachlan is doing well?  He'll be walking down the aisle with you as a paige boy by then?

Liltuss - you know I'm totally thrilled for you and can't wait to see your update when your bundle arrives!  I do hope you'll join us in here?  Even though we seem to post less and less, it's great to catch up original.gif  And we'll have a few more answers for any questions as we slowly grow wiser LOL.

Hi to all the other ladies - hope you are all well and will duck in for an update soon.

AFM:  Taylor is doing really well.  She's a very happy smiley bub so we are lucky.  She has also started sleeping 7-8hrs through the night which is lovely but she still wakes at 6am on the dot and no amount of boob can convince her to go back to bed LOL.  

She's also found a new trick - she's up on her hands and knees now and getting stronger at that at an alarming rate!  She's already impossible to keep in one place - she just rolls everywhere so to have her so close to crawling is a worry!!!  Time to start baby-proofing the house even more thoroughly!

Anyway, looking forward to more updates soon original.gif

#21 minidiamond

Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

Hi everyone
I don't pop in here very often but glad I did & thanks for the invite ! I wasn't sure if it was a thread for baby's already born only but seems not, in fact I don't even know what RSGG is but it doesn't really matter !!

It seems like a great place to be now that I'm beginning to ask myself/friends/doc some of the questions about what to do when baby actually arrives !  Never really thought I'd get to that point but seems it's getting closer.

Anyway, it's nice to be amongst 'old' friends - I will need to take a look back to see how your little cherubs are faring and post with personals again soon.

AFM, scan went great, as I've said elsewhere, all is growing nicely, with ten little fingers, ten little toes & one little ..... willy ! It's a little boy for us !  Somehow the morph scan has made it so much more real & I have finally started having movement as my placenta is anterior so cushioned me for a while.  The sweetest gentle little pushes and jabs ....

All is going as well as we'd hoped except that over the weekend I suddenly got a pinched nerve, or sciatica, not entirely sure.  OB classified it more generally as a back issue, but told me to rest for two days as he's seen some terrible cases.  I was going quite well with personal training once a week, prenatal yoga etc. but bammo! It just hit me after yoga on Saturday.  Anyway, hopefully with some pain management it will come good.

Great to see of your progress everyone, back soon !

#22 146 Lucina

Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Uggh, I hate it when you loose your post. Anyway;

Yey Liltuss, - Glad you could join us. You are definaltely an RSGG grad. (ready set go girls  biggrin.gif ). But as you know there are a few groups that we got support and inspiration from through our AC "journey", so all are welcome.

If you have any questions, go ahead and ask. We will let you know what has and haven't worked for us so far.

So glad your morph scan went well, that is when I started to relax and really enjoy my pregnancy. I hope it's the same for you. And congrats on your little willy, he he... My Ob used to point out Lachlans 'junk' every visit. Almost as if it was the first time we'd seen it each time. It was good though - It made me giggle.

Sorry about the pinched nerve. I hope it frees up soon. Take all the prescribed rest, and more, you will appreciate it.

Oops, - got to go. Bub has woken. Have a great day everyone. I'll be back soon.


#23 146 Lucina

Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hi Girls,

Hope all is well, and you are all having a great Easter weekend.

It won't be long before some of our little ones will be off on their own easter egg hunts.  biggrin.gif

Cheers, Luci...

#24 First One

Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

Hi Ladies, Happy Easter!

Liltuss, so glad you're ducking in here original.gif  Massive congrats on having a boy too!  The morph scan does certainly make it more real - seeing a little person and knowing the sex start to really click in your head that you're having a baby!  I still look at Taylor and think wow!  

Certainly go ahead and ask anything - it's amazing how fast you learn when bubs is actually here but being a little prepared makes it easier!

Ards, how are you going with Noah?  

Hope everyone is well.

AFM:  Crusing along...Taylor is very easy to have around - waaaaay too much time wasting with her though - her smiles and laughs and giggles are just too gorgeous so not alot of work gets done!  But I don't care!  She's amazing!

She has got her legs working for crawling but can't quite keep up with her arms yet although she's not far off.  She's also figured out sitting up by herself now - that's taken a while to sort out the side to side balance!  

She's also taken to her solids like a duck to water - LOVES pumpkin and pears, carrots and apples coming second...  If anyone has any thoughts on convincing her to shut up though while eating.... biggrin.gif  I think she just likes to tell us how much she's enjoying it!  

Anyway, best go, it's my time now original.gif  She's in bed for the night and I can hear a book calling to me while DH makes dinner....ahhhhh, bliss!

#25 mickey78

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:45 AM

Hi all,

Will be back later for a proper reply - stuffed right now as James woke at 3.20am and after 40 mins of trying to settle him in the cot realised his nappy had come undone and his sleeping bag was soaked. Poor little bugger. So a bottle then back to bed but of course by then I couldn't sleep. Arrgghh!

Liltuss, glad your scan went well.

First One, sounds like Taylor's doing really well.

Luci, happy (belated) Easter to you too. Call me a bad parent if you want but James had his first Easter egg, though he was much more interested the pretty foil than the chocolate anyway.

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