Jump to content
TTC#1 Grads - Ongoing Thread
130 replies to this topic
Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:07 PM
sorry i haven't posted more, Noah doesn't settle well so lack of sleep is an understatment! apart from that doing well. Ido read all your posts at night but only have limited time/hands to type lol
Ash hope all is going ok for Isla xxx
GGM sounds like you guys travelling along well!
Purple - i'm jealous of G sleeping through!!
better go, i have posted a few more pics on my blog of the little guy
Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:11 PM
GGM - I quite liked the expo - It was so handy to actually see and touch and play with the MCN's. DH and I both liked different brands (of course). So we've decided to get a couple of each different type each and then see how we go with them on an actual bubba.
Cacti - Yay for being over half way!
Ards - Noah is adorable... can't believe that he's 4 weeks old. Where did that time go? Sorry to hear that sleep isn't really on your time table at the moment - hopefully soon x
AFM - Not much here... still hanging out for movement to hurry up and start.
Love to all the yummy mummy's and yummy mummy's to be xx
Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:09 PM
appy Birthday Purple, hope you are getting lots of baby-birthday kisses today!
Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:10 PM
It seems so quiet in here. Not much happening this end, going out and getting all the jobs done I wanted to before Noah came along (only had 2 days mat. leave so didn't get anything done!). I have a family funeral friday which we need to travel for so this will be interesting to see how we go a few days away from home... bit nervous really.
Fairy - nearly 20 weeks!!! all down hill from here! movement should start soon
Purple - happy birthday for the other day!! do anything sepcial?
cacti - over half way, how you feeling?
Ash - hows Isla going on her meds? I second you - I thank god for modern medicine as I wouldn't have Noah without it.
GGM - how you travelling your end?
BTW I'm still stalking the E Team always love you guys xxx
I tried a few nice photos at home the other day and didn't have to much luck. As soon as I started he had a massive poo/pee explosion and then cried non-stop....I couldn't win lol The only photo I got was the one in my Sig which I do love. Better go pack speak soon xxx
Edited by Ards, 28 March 2012 - 02:10 PM.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:05 AM
Haven't posted on here for quite a few weeks now. Posted very early in my pregnancy around 4 weeks but then felt to anxious to continue posting.
Finally had my scan yesterday and bubs is measuring at 11 weeks 3 days with a strong heart beat so I am feeling very relieved and excited. So glad that everything is okay and then it hit me. Wow I'm actually having a baby.
Hope everyone is doing well with babies or pregnancies. Loving the updates and I have continued to stalk the thread over the past few weeks so it has been a good chance to learn from your experiences.
Ards love the photo of Noah, so cute and so love his hat as well. Hope everything goes away with your trip this week.
Sorry for lack of personals, really wanted to drop back in and reintroduce myself now that I'm feeling more confident.
Hope everyone has a lovely day
Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:32 AM
Ards, I love the sig photo - did you make the little hat? He's so cute!
I am feeling tired and giant today. I've had an energy boost the last two weeks, but I'm hitting 27 weeks tomorrow so not sure how long that will last. I've had trouble sleeping through the night the last couple of days, so I'm trying to work out how to fix that and sleep better! Bubs is moving around a lot and this week there's been lots of really big kicks. I was reading a book before and balancing it on my stomach, and I think bubs objected, as suddenly the book got moved! Very funny.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:22 AM
Cacti! - and everyone else of course.
I am going somewhere between ok and well.
I am finally having some time to myself without other adults in the house - had one night last week and have just had two nights with no one else here (I have had the neighbour in a couple of times to watch the girls while I do jobs outside). The MIL will be back tonight, but then I'll have more nights by myself.
This might sound hard, but it has got to the point where I need people to let me do things my way as this is my life.
I couldn't do it if I didn't have two 'good' babies. Apart from skin rashes and wind, I have had no problems with my two. They are excellent feeders and at 14 weeks are both fully breast fed (haven't had any formula at all since about week 4/5?). One is a bit more requiring of cuddles than the other, which is one reason why I need people to go away as she needs to learn that she can't always be picked up. They both sleep very well at night (last night we had a very long sleep as they were a bit grizzly yesterday and it obviously exhausted them - so I got a 7 hour sleep - woo hoo!). They sleep at different times during the day which makes it a bit hard to get things done.
I did have a head cold for a few days and I wouldn't have managed with out help then as I needed to sleep it off and i couldn't take the decongestant that I needed. I guess whenever I get sick I'll have to call in reinforcements.
Mentally is has got much easier since they have started to respond with smiling and fist waving. Their milestones are a little behind and they are a little small, but they are on track for their corrected age. I try to be hopeful that they didn't inherit their fathers condition - and that if they do it can be found and that medical research comes up with treatment by the time they are adults and it becomes critical.
I still struggle a lot with my mother-in-law. I find it quite insulting that she obviously thinks that if she puts a foot wrong I will kick her out of the girls lives - as if I would do that to the girls, her, or insult the memory of my husband by doing so. Does she really think that I am that kind of person? She has known me for 14 years! We are both still grieving and it is at times incredibly difficult. But, she'll be here tonight and probably once a week as long as she is capable of making the drive.
I'm still going to the psychologist for the bereavement and having sessions with a play therapist - but I don't think I need the play therapist any more.
The girls are so different - in looks and character, of course they are both beautiful. Ruth looks like her daddy while Olwen takes after my side of the family. Unfortunately this has also led to the MIL favouring Ruth and type casting the girls. Hopefully this will pass.
I hope you are all well!
(and for the list - Ruth & Olwen born 23/12/11)
Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:44 PM
CBear! So happy to see you around here again. I'm glad to hear that your girls are doing well and reaching their adjusted age milestones.
Fairey - any movement yet? I can't believe you're 20 weeks already!
Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:04 PM
I know it's been a bit quiet in here, sorry I haven't dropped in.
CBear breastfeeding twins you are an amazing woman! One is hard enough! Hope you're getting to have a bit of time to yourself (and the girls of course).
Cacti, Fairey, how you going?
Hope everyone had a good Easter. I bought a little fuzzy bunny outfit for Peter to wear yesterday (our very own Peter Rabbit!) it was super cute and I'm going to get as many ridiculous outfits on him and take as many photos as I can until he grows up enough to run away when I try
Starting to get used to things a little now at 7 weeks after those first hectic moments still haven't had more than 3 hours sleep in a row since he arrived but it's all good- getting first smiles now which are just so precious
Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:29 AM
Sorry I also have been very slack but a 4 month keeps me very occupied.
CB _ Oh darling you do sounds fab & I totally get you wanting to do this on your own most of the time. Hope things improve with your MIL, what does your Psych say, should you talk to her about things???
So glad Ruth & Olwen are doing well & I second you are wonderwoman for BFing both!! Take care xx
My little catnapper Griffin is great, he squeals, chats & giggles with delight all the time now. And is just too cute :-)
We are all doing really well & looking forward to a trip to Vic end of May to see all of my family.
Ards - Noah is adorable - love the sig pic!
GGM _ Griff had a bunny costume too, so unbelievable adorable lol . Glad things are getting easier, those first few weeks are madness.
To everyone waiting for your babies, thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful birth.
Hi To Cacti, Fairy, Ash & EVRYONE I know I've forgotten xxxx
Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:49 PM
GGM and Purpleness, I think we need to see photos of those bunny costumes! I have a bear suit (it's white and fuzzy with ears and a little tail) ready for when bubs arrives. I agree with the dressing in them in cute costumes before they're old enough to protest
I am going fine, I think - bubs has had a few quiet days after a few days of constant kicking but I have an OB appointment tomorrow so I can be reassured then (I'm sure it's fine because I'm still feeling movement, just not as much). Bubs is also encouraging good posture by kicking me in the ribs when I slouch. Bubs may turn out to be a very refined lady.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:47 PM
Its been a while since I last popped in but good to hear the ladies in waiting are going well and feeling kicks.
CBear - so good to hear from you and totally understand you wanting to do things on your own and your way. You are one amazing Mum and you should be proud of yourself
Ards - Love the photo in your sig, so cute!
Bumped up - hope things are going well with you.
Well Georgia is nearly 10 weeks old and is such a delight, we are getting lots of smiles and she is sleeping well at night, 6-7 hours but not so well during the day, just catnapping really, but I can cope with that seen as she is so good during the night. I'm pretty unmotivated during the day, not sure if this is normal when your bub is nearly 10 weeks old, its 12.45pm and I'm still in my pajama's, please tell me this is normal
Also Hi to the E Team, still stalking you
Hope everyone had a great Easter xx
Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:58 PM
Hello Scout! I'm pretty sure staying in your PJs is normal - I'm planning to anyway!
And yes, hello to the E Team if any of you stop by, I'm waiting for you all to join us in here.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:12 AM
Ahh... Cacti and Scout... thanks guys! I just popped in here for the first time in months and so pleased you still keep an eye on us.
Hope you are all well...
Ards and Bumped...
Edited by Satay chicken, 12 April 2012 - 09:13 AM.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:34 AM
I may or may not have a monkey costume for James to wear to an upcoming birthday party...
Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:13 PM
I have been meaning to post for ages but have just been so busy with work and organising our babymoon! Sorry I havent been around!
Fairey: You must be 21-22 wks now. Feeling any movement yet. Im 18.5 wks and not feeling anything at all and am getting quite impatient.
Ards: Glad to hear Noah is doing well
Cams: Congrats on your pregnancy!
GGM: How cute, would love to see the pics of lil Peter in the bunny outfit
Cacti: Glad everything is good with you. You must be 30 wks by now?
Scout: Thanks for checking in. Everything is going well with me. 18 wks now, cant wait to find out the gender in 2 wks! My Ob is pretty sure its a girl Can we see an updated pic of your beautiful daughter?
Has anyone heard from Ash? Hope she is going well?
Satay: I have been popping in on your group every now and then, stalking for news with you. Hope you are well hun. Hope to see you on the bus soon.
Hope everyone else is well!
Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:13 PM
Satay - Hope you guys are all doing well, cross my fingers you are in here soon xx
Mickey - I think we need photos of that!
BumpedUp - where are you going on your babymoon? We just had a week at the beach, ahhhhhh.
I'm at 28 weeks now, all going well - I had a bit of spotting earlier this morning for the first time, but when I rang the midwife she said it was nothing to be worried over. My back starts hurting now if I walk for half an hour - makes exercise a bit hard! I'm also feeling unprepared for bub and getting a bit anxious, I think I'll do some shopping this weekend and start getting things in order. I just need to decide what colour to paint the nursery.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:13 PM
Here is the latest photo of Georgia taken on the weekend with her Easter friends
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:53 PM
Scout, that is so cute! Georgia has such a happy little face, and looks adorable surrounded by her little Easter friends. And they all look very snuggly too
I've had a day of shopping - we now have a pram (that came with a carrycot as a promotion) and a car seat. My Dad bought us the pram and my Grandma wanted to pay for the car seat, so that was lovely.
Now I'm trying to decide if I could use the carrycot as a bassinet, or if I need a separate bassinet, or if I should just use the cot from when bub comes home. Any opinions? I'm not sure if the carrycot seems "safe" enough even though it says it can be used for overnight sleeping.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:56 AM
Cacti: Wow 28 wks, thats great! Do you know what you are having? We are going to visit friends in Denmark and Berlin, stopping over in Dubai both ways. So excited!
Scout: Georgia is just soo cute. What a beautiful smile and happy face. One of the cutest babies I have seen in a while
Hope everyone else is well. I have my 20 wk scan on Thursday and am very excited!!!
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:41 AM
DH and I got back from our babymoon on Monday. Was so lovely - we went to Tassie for a week and did a driving holiday. Then spent two nights in Melbourne before driving home. Loved spending the time with hubby
Bumped Up - Why hello there, chicken! Yep, I'm nearly 22 weeks now (tomorrow - whoop whoop!). And have realised that I don't actually have as much gas as what I've thought, and that those bubbles popping in my tum must actually be bubs I've felt bubbles for a little over a week now. The first time that I realised what it actually was we were still in Tassie - yay! Still can't wait until they're stronger and I'm being bashed and bruised! I was really impatient for it to start, too. But had it in my head that I would be 20 weeks or more before I felt it which in a way kind of helped.
Any movement news for you? How exciting for your scan tomorrow! Are you going to find out the sex?
Scout - Georgia is just soooooooo darn cute!! What a lil' cutie!! So so happy for you
Cacti - Yay on the shopping trip! Sounds like you bought a lot of big ticket stuff (the kind that's such a relief to be taken off the list!). That's beautiful that your dad bought the pram and your grandma bought the car seat. And such important gifts, too.
Are you going to be having a baby shower?
And I'm sorry - I can't really help on the carry cot problem!
Satay - Think of you often, sweet xx
Sending to GGM, Ards, Mickey, Minnie, Mav (miss you xxx), Purple and all the other yummy mummies xxxx
AFM - Slight movement here (YAY!!). And have my (delayed) 20 week scan on Friday. Can't wait! Just want to see that everything is hunky dory and that our little Wonder Baby is growing as it should be.
you all xx
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:14 PM
BumpedUp - we're having a surprise. So still a while before we find out!
Fairey - yay for movement! What a clever Wonder Baby.
I'm not sure if I'll be having a baby shower or not. A friend has offered to organise one for me but she lives across the state and would have to spend $$ on flights to get here, so I'd feel bad.
Yes, I'm very relieved to have some of the big ticket items crossed off! I just need a cot mattress, change table, baby bath, and to decide what to do for the bassinet.
I also went out a few days ago and got a few little outfits in green and yellow, and some singlets, and thought, "Now I'm all prepared if bubs arrives unexpectedly!" then immediately thought, "Except these clothes would be far too big... hmmm." I'm trying to be prepared anyway!
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:45 AM
Cacti, regarding your bassinet delema, I personally wouldn't use the carrycot.
I think it depends on how big your house is and how big your bedroom is. If you have a reasonably small house and you have a big enough bedroom to have the cot in, then maybe you could do that.
I have a bassinet that is beside our bed during the night then I move it to the lounge during the day. Its good to get your baby used to sleeping with lots of noise around, I can vacume under it and Georgia won't wake up and I like to have her close to me to keep an eye on her but I know a lot of people who put their babies straight into a cot and that works well too.
But first and foremost, go with what you feel comfortable with, I have learnt that what is ok for one set of parents isn't ok for another and to go with what you feel is right. You'll get heaps of advice over the next few months but if you always go with what you feel is right then you can't go wrong.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:10 PM
Thanks for answering, Scout - I do have a small house, all on one level, and a largish bedroom that could fit a cot with some rearranging.
I'm only not wanting to get the bassinet because I've had people tell me that they're in them for such a short amount of time that it's not worth the money. But we can afford it, so it makes me conflicted! I'm also not sure where I want bub to sleep during the day (in terms of if I'd move a bassinet around). Hmmm.
I should probably laugh at myself, this bassinet is the thing I've most wavered over! Do I get one, do I use the cot, does it need to have wheels, etc, etc. I think my inner voice is broken on this one!
Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:09 PM
Cacti I can understand not being able to make decisions. I'm yet to go buy anything yet but can't decide whether bub will go straight into a cot or into a bassinet first. also can't even decide whether to get brown or white furniture for our room. Heading to the shops in the next few weeks to start looking and try make a few decisions. Can't wait.
Fairy - your holiday sounds fantastic. MIL only just returned from Tasmania last week. Yay for bub showing you some movement whilst on your babymoon.
AFM - now almost 16 weeks and just waiting. Going to start cleaning out what will become the nursery now that hubby is heading back to work tomorrow and I'll have way too much spare time on my hands
2 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users
Two-year-old Quincy finished his potty training last week, and as part of his reward he was able to meet his idols.
I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.
There was nothing Erica and Carlos wanted more than a baby.
The actor said there was "no other person" he was thinking about when he chose the name.
More than half of women who live with abusive partners experience violence during pregnancy.
A new mother was told she must flee Port Vila hospital with her baby as Cyclone Pam bore down.
There were a few signs I'm never going back to the land of maternity jeans, breast pumps and bassinets.
Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp has revealed she was forced to withdraw from a Sydney Theatre Company production because a director did not approve of her breast feeding.
Looking for a name that's a little bit different for a girl? Turn to names that have been traditionally used for males, as these celebs (or their parents) did.
Greg Hughes is "an absolute shell of a man" as he and his wife Catherine struggle to come to terms with the loss of their newborn son Riley to whooping cough.
Introverts are often misunderstood as shy, and sometimes even rude. A timid child can be difficult to build rapport with, but it's important we nurture their sensitive natures.
Sheryl Sandberg's advice
Forget foreplay. The new and improved route to intercourse is "choreplay" - it's good for your spouse, good for your house, and comes with the imprimatur of feminist du jour Sheryl Sandberg.
The first time your child learns a new skill at playtime is very exciting - for both you and your baby! Play is important to your child's development for a variety of reasons - here are some simple ideas for you to try at home.
For me, being the best mother I can be means being a mum alone, at least for now. Thinking of my friends with inadequate partners, I wonder why more people don’t choose single motherhood.
Weird poses, surprise photobombs, bizarre editing: these are the wedding photos that should have never seen the light of day.
The mother of a four-week-old Perth baby who died after contracting whooping cough says her family has been left devastated by the loss of her "gorgeous, sweet" son.
To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, we are giving away five DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!
Little Peyton Williams thought she was getting a baby sister named Charlee. But the two-year-old has had to settle for a doll dressed in pink after her baby "sister" turned out to be a boy.
We all know that having a strong immune system is the best way to stay healthy – but what can we do to help it along?
A Melbourne mum who died after the home birth of her baby pleaded with her husband to call an ambulance because she felt she was going to die, the Victorian Coroners Court has heard.
Q: My two-month-old baby doesn't like me. He's perfectly content with my wife, but when I try to hold him, he gets upset and cries. I've backed off a little, thinking that he just needs a little time to get used to me, but that doesn't seem to be working. I'm starting to think I'm just not a very good dad. Is it too late for me to build a relationship with my baby?
Wouldn’t it be great to get some nice feedback every now and then? After all, everyone likes to hear positive praise, particularly when it comes to parenting.
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!
If you're looking to revive an older name, or don’t want anything near the top 1000 list, check out these rare monikers for your unique baby.
It’s great to see a generation of dads who are more actively involved with caring, nurturing and loving their kids.
When there’s no question that milk banks are important, why don’t we have more of them in Australia?
Television personality Carrie Bickmore has given birth to her second child.
Top 5 Articles
Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.
A Norwegian man is facing jail after putting abortion pills in his ex-girlfriend's smoothie, causing her to have a miscarriage.
Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.
With Easter fast approaching, Cadbury are giving away 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers. Enter Now!
Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".
To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, Essential Baby and Entertainment One are giving away five bumper DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!
I love to take pictures of my children. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.
There are things I wish I didn't know. I wish I didn't know that companies make tiny braces, small enough to hold necks no bigger than a wrist.
When a couple discovers they're expecting multiples, the dad can sometimes be almost forgotten in all the excitement and preparation. But one group offers a space just for dads of twins and higher-order multiples.
A brave mum of two has shared details of the harrowing attacks she suffered at the hands of her partner in a bid to help other victims of domestic violence.
Early last year I turned 35, and having just found out I was pregnant, I opted to have the new test for Down syndrome.
If your family is more into Star Wars, gaming and the periodic table than most, you might want to check out these geek-chic baby items.
According to the Chinese zodiac, babies born in the year of the sheep are creative and enjoy spending quiet time with their own thoughts.
Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.
Not a day under 65 and a lifetime of struggle! That's the look of these newborns, who look adorably older than their real age. Social networking site Reddit recently featured user submissions of adorable grandbabies, here are our favourites.
An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seatbelt on.
A baby stolen from her mother's arms shortly after birth has been found through an astonishing coincidence.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.
Sign up now!
Receive a daily email from Essential Baby during April with great play tips and ideas, then submit your baby at play photos to our Playwall, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.