Hi Ladies! It's Susil (I've changed my username. Kath, could you update the group list for me please? Thanks!
) Sorry I haven't been on here for a while, busy with work etc. But I've really been wanting to come back in and say hi! So I'm multitasking - expressing, eating lunch and writing on EB!
I'm glad you enjoyed my PP article - it's great that they published it, it will make a lovely memento for me. And Ben is loving the prize - it's a Chicco activity table that makes LOTS of noise. So good all round
Work is going fairly well, although starting to get fairly busy now. Ben is relatively happy at home with his Dad on my work days, although there have been a couple of days when I've gone home early as he's been very upset and wanting a breastfeed. He won't take milk any other way - never has taken a bottle and won't take it from a straw cup, sippy cup etc. So I just express at work to keep comfortable and freeze the milk - maybe he'll take it one day! He's eating plenty of solids and drinking water from the straw cup so I'm not too worried about him not having milk in the day. I do miss him, especially when DH calls and says how they went for a walk and stuff. But when I get home he is sooo excited to see me, which is lovely. He also tries to suck my arm, neck, side, etc. until he can get a breastfeed!
Ben is in a fairly good stage at the moment. His teeth came through - he has six now! And heis feeling much happier. He finally started rolling at 7 months and now rolls all over the place, and has started getting up on all fours and looking to crawl. He can't do it yet though and he gets so frustrated! But it can't be far off. He also makes the most adorable noises at the moment - no real words yet but lots of babble sentences in the sweetest voice!
Anna - how are things going for day sleeps? Ben still falls asleep on the breast, but I can take him off and put him down for a nap which is great. Surprisingly he's fine going to sleep with DH when I'm not around. Maybe you could get your DH to settle her on the weekends and you leave the house? Might be worth a go!
Kath - wow! cruising already! She must be getting into everything
I think having your cousin as godmother sounds lovely - I don't think age matters for that sort of thing. Did you end up deciding? Teeth definitely hurt them! I don't know how the 'experts' can say they don't. Regardless of their studies, when a bub is cranky and wakeful for days and then a tooth pops through and they are back to normal it's pretty clear what was causing it!
JJ - Ben was constipated too, it was because he wasn't getting enough water with me at work and not having as much breastmilk. Did you find out what was causing it? How are the solids and sleeping going now?
Sharkie - any luck finding part time work? I haven't thought about 1st birthday yet - although it is so close isn't it!? Our babies are getting so big, where did the time go? Have you made any firm party plans?
Well, I'd better get back to work. I start at 7:30 so I can leave by 4:30 to get home in time for the dinner and bed time routine
Talk to you ladies later! (sooner rather than too much later hopefully!)