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#26 Mamabug

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

YAY for poo!!! This sort of momentous event from Ladybug during her bound-up stage was usually accompanied by the three older ones capering around gleefully cheering that it was "Poo Day". Poo Day was always worth celebrating!!

So, down to details: Volume? Texture? Colour? You have already thoughtfully covered aroma! Did it look like it got the worst of the plug, with something softer behind? How did poor Teddy cope with the event? Did there appear to be any further damage in the fissure area?

See - there is someone who cares!

#27 Fillyjonk

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

Yay for poo!! So that's that - Teddy's bowels are a clean slate now?

As for me, morning sickness is here with gusto. It is the worst I have ever had. Please can I just curl up in bed for the next six weeks or so until its gone. I am tired enough that I could probably sleep that long.

#28 Mamabug

Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

Poor Goosey Girl. sad.gif

Sorry you are feeling so blergh. I hope you do get a chance to rest a bit - you are being very busy at the moment growing a baby. You need to be looked after.

#29 Fillyjonk

Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

mamabug - a question for you. How do you hide your pregnancy from your older children through morning sickness? Owen is self centred enough that he has not noticed that I am unwell, but there is a bit of  "Where's Mum?" "Mummy's asleep *again*" and he nearly sprung me with my head in the toilet today.

#30 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

Goosey - tell Owen you're sick and that should cover it for everyone he tells original.gif I'm sorry the ms is hitting you, boy there are so many things I don't miss about being pregnant! Of course another actual child would be nice!

Poo - well, since you seem so interested...

He did a big semi-solid light brown poo this morning that nearly filled his nappy. An hour later he did enough poo to fill several nappies laughing2.gif the second lot started as baby poo consistency but ended up a bit runnier at the end, it was live a poo avalanche, I stupidly took the full nappy off before it exploded so instead he pooed all over it, him, me, the nappy change table and as many wipes as I could get my hands on! He hasn't done one since, but as I say, he has done about half his body weight in poo so that's probably enough for one day biggrin.gif

I have also managed to get him to bed on time, fingers crossed he stays there. Now for the big one...

#31 Mamabug

Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

Goosey - I was one of the lucky ones that only suffered all day queasiness, rather than full-blown morning sickness. Bad news is, it got worse with each one. And Biggest Bug was only 2y7m when I fell pg with Little Bug, so she wasn't really observing me with any great scrutiny.

And they were used to me being tired by the time Ladybug was aboard!!!
SO, unfortunately, I've got nothig for you apart from "Mama is tired/sick/has a cold" etc.

DinoJ -  roll2.gif roll2.gif roll2.gif roll2.gif I am interested, thank-you for sharing!!! Soundslike the poor lad has broken the seal. Let's hope he continues to flush the lines. There may bemore solid stuff in there, even though there was runny stuff coming out today, so keep up with the Movicol to ensure he gets a real clean out.

Here's to sweet dreams for you and the lad.

#32 Caramel Latte

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

Howdy All,

Mumabug: How are things going for you?

TNMN: How are things going with you and settling Carys? Hope some positive news.

Goose: Boo to morning sickness. Tho my children are tad (well way) older but still for 3 out of the 4 last pgs (last one couldnt stay quiet from them for long) I did tell them I was sick, down with a tummy bug etc. Hope MS settles for you.

Dino: Glad that there was some movement in the "poo" situation and hope that start of improvement for you.

Hi to all I missed!!! Hope all is well.

AFM: Wish I could go into it more but cant risk it on the www so the following may not reflect how "not good things" are atm. House hunting was never going to be easy but currently living arrangements are causing children and myself some stress. Not sure how long will be able to live here so fx'd have a place soon as the street doesnt sound appealing (and yes it could get that far the way things are going here). The move to Sydney not going to plan sad.gif and tho cant go into it all WWW its getting really hard and things suffering cause of this. DH is down next week so looking at alternative accommodation in hope that can turn things around.

Due to the last few days, believe Oreo never had colic but was reacting to the formula we were using for top ups etc. So am kicking myself for not just putting her on the lactose free one to start with. Made it to 3 mths BF before having to stop but least can still express and after adding lactaid drops and thickener can still provide EBM. Not sure will keep this up for long as keeping supply up is a bit of an effort. Silly thing is in the area I am in, only two chemists have her formula so when one is out have to hope the other has it in - decided will be buying two at a time as ran out yesterday and she was in so much pain last night even though it was only 2 bottles of normal formula. Have a happier, sleeping thru night child with no unsettled days since the change over. Dr believes she is full sugar intolerant (like DD#1) so just waiting for Pead to confirm. Time is flying, cant believe she is 16 weeks on Friday!

there is some good news - lost 22kgs so far which is a shocker as first time EVER lost weight with no effort. Loss is slowing down but have an incentive to lose another 40kgs so with everything else going on am just focusing on this atm.

DH will be down for a few days next week, so finally have some support and assistance with a few things. He will also be taking over a few things that he can back home so gives me time to sort out other stuff. Am not working so should've be able to handle it all but his offer seems to have taken a load off my shoulder.

Back - physio is doing nothing and the hope I would get 50% painfree usage back seems to have been a pipe dream. Am getting around a bit without wheelchair but not without the pain and pain killers not doing anything. Got my hopes up to much me thinks.

Just little hurdles that I need to jump and once at end will all be well.

Edited by Desiree Farfalla, 17 April 2012 - 09:39 PM.

#33 noisytractor

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

I have news.  eexcite.gif

Mrs Cee has welcomed her little boy.  wub.gif

Her waters broke yesterday at 5.30am and he was delivered at 12.10pm by ceasarian. 6lb5oz and 48cm, a nice petite little bundle. No names as of yet.

Congratulations MrsCee.

#34 Shadowess

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Awwww! Congrats, MrsCee! That's lovely news! Can't wait to hear his name!

And Jen, congrats to you on all the poo!!

#35 Mamabug

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

Wonderful news MrsC - hope you are enjoying time with your new bubba.

And a nice size for a lad too - that's what Master Bug was (well, 6lb 4oz, but what's an ounce???)!

Edited by Mamabug, 18 April 2012 - 09:57 AM.

#36 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

Congratulations Mrs Cee!

Dino - yay for the poo party at your place!

Jen - I agree, just say you're not feeling well & are a bit tired & that will cover it all. It's not like Owen will be all that familiar with morning sickness symptoms anyway. How's your move planning & language classes going?

Mama - any house news?

DF I'm sorry things aren't going smoothly, hopefully something good is just around the corner. Well done with your weight loss!

Things are much the same here, getting through each day. We have an appointment with a children's counsellor on Fri week, hopefully with a few sessions with her we can get some strategies under our belt & get Caelan in a better place. Carys is still a nightmare to get to sleep in the day but miraculously she's sleeping now so I'm having a bit of down time. Yay!

#37 Mamabug

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE (ThatsNotMyName @ 18/04/2012, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mama - any house news?

Sadly, we still own two. glare.gif

#38 dizzy-anne

Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

Hi all, just popping in as I can now join this buddy group!

Lara Elizabeth was born 4 blessed days early on April 12 weighing in at 6 pound 9 oz.  Have been home 2 days now and we are getting to know each other and trying to learn how to breastfeed (and trying to teach her that midnight to 6am is not daytime!).  Amazing how little time you have to yourself inbetween feeding and trying to sleep!

#39 Mamabug

Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Welcome aboard Dizzy!!! Was hoping you would come and join us - spotted your news in PAM. original.gif

Hope you both get the hang of the b/f thing - and little Lara works out the day/night thing sooner rather than later!

#40 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

Welcome Dizzy & Lara!

#41 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Welcome Dizzy & Lara!

#42 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

Congratulations and welcome Dizzy original.gif So long since we had a new born (is it Peanut last?) oh, then there's Mrs Cee. Hmm, ok forget I saif that!

Good luck with the breast feeding, it takes a while to get used to but is well worth it in the end (if only for the money saved!) And most babies sort the day/night around in the first 2 weeks - which I know seems an eternity now but trust me will fly by!


#43 Mamabug

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Oi, thyroid gurus...need some thoughts.

So, as you may have noticed, I have had PND in the past and am starting to slip down again. Last time gp tested thyroid and iron levels. Iron okay, thyroid came back at high normal/marginal. He said that wasn't a problem and there was no further or follow-up testing or monitoring.

Have seen new gp and told him this. He is checking: full blood count, vit D, b12, folate, liver, kidney and thyroid function.

Do you, in your non-medical opinions, think that a high/marginal thyroid level should have been followed up or further investigated, or even considered to be "not normal" for an individual if they were showing marked signs of depression???

I wasn't in the right place to question it all last time, but am this time!! Only had the b/t today, so will have to wait for results. (My lucky blood is off to Sydney, shame I wasn't going with it!!!)

#44 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

I think it should have been followed up but am not at all surprised that it wasn't. It's seems to be increasingly common that GP's are doing pretty much a tick & flick with their patients. Gosh that sounds cynical & bitter doesn't it? I suppose they're under a lot of pressure with high case loads & think if they followed every avenue of possibility with every patient they'd only manage to see a few patients per day. Still, some things warrant more routine investigation than they usually get.

#45 jens1607

Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

Hi Ladies,

I graduated from PAM last month and now would love to join you wonderful ladies.

Ella Patricia was born 22 March at 1.55pm.  She is doing really well, sleeping well and loves her bottle.  I can't believe how fast she is growing...she has now grown out of some of her 0000 clothes cry1.gif .

Looking forward to getting to know you all!!

#46 Mamabug

Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

Yay!!! Another delicious newborn! We were geting a bit low on squishy little new ones (and may I take this opportunity to commend the dedication of some of our grads who have worked tirelessly to produce our first Postgraduate babies to remedy this situation).

Welcome and congratulations jens on the safe arrival of Ella. original.gif

#47 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Congrats and welcome jens and Ella. More girls! We need more boys soon (Goosey?!)

Mama - no poo today, should I try and force the movicol tomorrow? And you look after yourself now you hear! I don't want to have to come up there... biggrin.gif

#48 Mamabug

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (Dinosaurus @ 19/04/2012, 08:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congrats and welcome jens and Ella. More girls! We need more boys soon (Goosey?!)

Mama - no poo today, should I try and force the movicol tomorrow? And you look after yourself now you hear! I don't want to have to come up there... biggrin.gif

DinoJ - I bet I've got more goats than any of the rest, so Ladybug gets first dibs on Teddy biggrin.gif

And yes, keep going with the movicol. It isn't a one off, it is a couple of months thing to enable the bowel to resize after being stretched from the blockage and enable the muscle/feeling stuff to all start working together again. Then wean him off it. With the Biggest Bug it was daily for some weeks, then every second day for one week, then every third day for another week before we stopped. Has been good since then.

As for coming and putting me straight, I have been eyeing off reduced airfares to Melbourne....and checking out my miliner's website. She has a salon in the CBD that I have not seen - but she knows my size and taste and last time I needed a posh hat I just posted the dress and shoes down and the outfit came back with a hat!!!

#49 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

Dino aren't you coming up here anyway? Please say yes?!

#50 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:24 AM

Alas no TNMN, after DHs DVT diagnosis the trip with the ILs was cancelled and we have no current plans to visit again. I need a conference or this award thing to be in Canberra original.gif care to wrangle that?!

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