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It's funny how so many babies like to sleep with their arms up, all mine have done and Quinn is no different. So it's good that there is a suit that allows for it. If it works then it is worth every penny!

 

That's great that Will loves the water. So good especially where we live. We haven't taken Quinn swimming yet. But I did go and buy her some bathers for when we get some more harness free time and can take her for a dip. She does love the bath though so hopefully the pool will be the same.

 

Indoor playground was good. Kids had a great time playing and the adults can sit and chat without having to worry too much about escaping children, etc

 

Quinn doesn't like the process of going to sleep either. I don't think feeding to sleep is a bad thing. All of mine have done it from pretty early on. I found as they got bigger they started to go to bed awake and settled themselves with usually no trouble. They sort of grew out of it I guess. Will see if Quinn is the same.

That's great that he is going down for naps at home even if he does need to be resettled a few times. Quinn actually put herself to sleep this morning in her cot! It's all learning :)

 

School is academic problems. Shae is in a composite class (1/2 split) and I'm not sure it's working for her. She thinks she is doing grade 1 again and thinks she isn't learning anything. She is also sitting on a table with grade 1s right next to the teachers desk while all the other grade 2s seem to be grouped together. So she isn't as keen to go because she feels like it's a waste of time. Today was better though I think, she actually came home happy about how the day had been and home readers started up today (she struggles a bit with reading) but her book was probably too easy but that was good for her confidence.

I'm just not sure how the composite class works with just one teacher and don't really know what year 2s should be doing. Some of the things she tells me they have done just seems too young for her (they did painting and craft - fishbowls - for one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish) but I don't know what else they have done to support it IYKWIM? Just waiting to see how things go at the moment coz it's so early in the year. Probably chat to the teacher at some point and see how Shae is going.

 

Car should be fixed sometime this week so that's good! DH has left me his car for the meantime, swapped all the seats into it, and he has been taking his motorbike. Was very good to be broken down somewhere with aircon! Phew!

 

Moving rooms will be so hard! Another step of growing up but we don't want that! Not so soon anyway. Long narrow bassinet sounds good, hopefully he will fit in it for a while longer. Ours is a wider one but still fairly longish. We are lucky it's wide for the legs :) Quinn will probably be in her cot by the time she is 3-4 months, I imagine she will just get too big for the bassinet sooner rather than later :(

 

Did you get your sleep in? Hope so!

I know I what you mean about the gym. I had a membership a long time ago and was good with it for a while and then stopped going but still kept paying for it and felt guilty everytime DH would go and I wouldn't... That's great that you and some of the mums from your mothers group can go walking together. Much better to walk with people rather than by yourself, much more enjoyable.

I need to start eating better too and taking better care of myself. I'm pretty run down at the moment, my skin isn't great right now and I seem to have a permenant cold (which I had during pregnancy too) and I think and I'm sure it's because I'm not taking good enough care of myself. Have started to take my vitamins left over from the pregnancy and will try and snack better rather then just eat bread for almost every meal with biscuits In between! Hopefully that will make a difference :)

 

Does you DP play hockey regularly? DH was playing soccer but has 'retired' himself this year due to too many injuries.

 

Quinn had a check up with the child health nurse today. Had her weighed and measured and she is still a giant haha my fatty poombah is 6.8kg!! She is off the charts for height and weight

Have her next u/s and hip appt on Friday too. And needles on Thursday :( as well as my check up too, not really looking forward to that for some reason.

 

We are modern day pen pals!i never thought of it like that, but I like it :)

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Hi.

 

I've been reading but not posting for a while.

 

I know a few people who use the love to dream suits, they are very cute and seem to work. El sleeps with her arms up most of the time, if I wrap her loosely with a muslin wrap it seems to keep her feeling secure.

I don;t think feeding to sleep is a problem at this stage, it became a problem with me with DS2 from around 8mths, because it was his only sleep association and I couldn't break it, eventually we got there but now he has a weird obsession with my hair.

 

So annoying about the car breakdown, I would have cried, in that heat I couldn't think of anything worse, hope it gets fixed soon!

 

Well, after the first week of school DS1 was fine and then suddenly decided he hates school and doesn't want to go (even though he seems to be fine whilst there and love telling me what he has learnt). We have tears and he clings to me and the teacher has to pry him off me and hold him until we leave. It;s awful, and difficult since I'm trailing a preschooler and holding a baby in my arms. He says he misses me and just wants me, but at home he just gets frustrated with me and tells me he hates me. His behaviour is all over the place at the moment and I'm really struggling with it. It;s not new, but I think its been gradually escalating since he was about 3.

 

I really want to got to a mums and bubs movie session - I haven't seen a movie for ages, but they don't have them very often where I live. Weird about the old people, maybe they didn't realise it was mums and bubs - or what that meant.

El had her 6week immunisation yesterday and has been a bit cranky yesterday and last night, but seems better today.

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Needles weren't too bad. She didn't mind the rotavirus liquid one and dreamed as expected for the jabs but passed out asleep after a feed. She has been alright since which is good

Check up was inbetween! She was 7w2d :) our next one is when she is about 4 months but I think I will go and get her weight done in between, just out of curiosity

 

Quinn sleeps with her arms up too, she looks a bit like a starfish with her arms up and her legs in her harness lol it's pretty cute.

 

Car is all fixed!! Yay! Hopefully it will stay fixed for a long time now! Took it to the city today and it was fine. Long drive and no incident gives me confidence in it again.

 

Hope you manage to keep in contact with the other mums from mothers group without the boring nurse talk! We rotated at each other's houses when Shae was a baby, only got hard when we all started to go back to work.

 

What movie did you see? DH and I really want to go and see Deadpool... Must arrange a babysitter :) I haven't been to a mums and bugs session but anyone that thinks there won't be kids in the session is a moron!

 

Thanks for your take on the school situation. Appreciate being able to ask :) I had a quick chat with the assisant as the teacher was off sick. They have started to branch out what they are doing and Shae has been moved seats again as they are trying to get the right mix of kids sitting with each other as there are a few chatterbox that distract others, so they keep moving th kids around to work out who is best sitting with them. Still not sold on the composite class but I can see that there will be good points to it, leadership and new friends, etc. There are two 1/2 classes, two 2/3 classes and two straight 2 classes, so we knew we had a high chance of ending up in a composite class and there isn't much chance of getting her moved, not that I would try unless something drastic was happening. She has been coming home happier this week and has been telling me what the 1s are doing and what she is doing and they seem to be doing different work so I think (and hope) the first few weeks were just settling in.

Bluebird - can you leave him with something of yours to have at school. When Shae started school I made us matching bracelets so we were always together in a sense. And when she first started having sleepovers I would spray my perfume on her pillow to give her a sense of security. Maybe that will help with the separation? Hope you can find something to help, it must be awful

 

We are having some family issues too, well DH is and it will probably get worse over the weekend when we have to see his family. His mum made some big decisions hpwhich she announced all over Facebook but didn't bother to tell him, this isn't the first time she has done this. He just feels like he should be told some things before the world find out. It's not hard to send a text...

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Forgot to add yesterday that we want to PMH for another hip scan and appt yesterday. Marginal improvement but the coverage is still terrible. I think they would have expected more improvement due to how young she is and how soft her bones still are. Registrar wasn't happy with her progress so referred us to one of the head specialists/surgeon. I see him on Monday to find out if she stays in her harness or has surgery... I don't have a good feeling about this, feels like surgery is very much on the cards.

DH can't come either as he came yesterday and can't have another day off :(

 

Quinn got a new harness yesterday, same type just bigger, so at least we have a nice clean one for now

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It went better than I expected actually!

 

Specialist said that as there has been some improvement, even though it isn't much, we will continue with the harness. He also said that the time between scans wasn't long so we will see what happens over a longer period of time. The harness is holding her hips in position enough for the harness to maybe be successful and now she is a bit stronger she is tensing her muscles to help support her hips which is why I haven't felt them dislocate over the last week or so. The coverage isn't good and Dr said she will be in a harness for a long time and will possibly still need surgery later down the track as her hips are very immature but at this stage there is a slight glimmer of hope that she might not. I'm expecting she will be in some form of harness until she is 12 months at least, probably full time.

 

We go back for another u/s, appt and adjustment in 6 weeks. Until then we continue to play the wait and see game and hope for the best.

 

ETA I hate it when you loose a post! It makes me grumpy too! Weekend just completely evaporated! Had a wedding (which was lovely) and family lunch (less so). Felt like I have hardly seen the kids for days with all the running around and social engagements we have had

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Hi :waves:

 

I feel really bad as again its been a couple of weeks since I have last posted :( I really want to keep up with the posts coz I enjoy chatting/reading but I have been so busy lately…I didn’t realise how busy it would be with 4 kids! :omg: I hope you don’t mind that I’m not the quickest at posting?...I’ve now caught up with what has been going on with you all...

 

StillDreaming – I hope things improve with your DP. Men can be big pains in the butt at times and can frustrate the cr@p out of us. I really hope he realises what he’s doing (or not doing) and snaps out of it for both yours and Wills sakes. Will sounds like he is doing well – growing big! That’s great that he is now sleeping better in his bed. And there is nothing wrong with feeding to sleep. I remember with my first, the child health nurse told me not to but really, I have found it is only when they are so little and then they grow out of needing to be milk drunk to go to sleep. Needless to say, I didn’t listen to her and it has worked for all 4 of mine!

 

Thanks for the reminder of the Mums and Bubs movie sessions. They are on Thursdays here and I only have Clara on Thursdays so it gives me a great excuse to go to the movies. I’m going to go look them up to see when the next one is…

 

White-Lily – It sounds positive that Quinn has had some improvement with wearing the harness. I hope it continues for her and that she doesn’t need to wear it for an extended time. Did it take long for her to get use to it? How is Shae going at school now we are in week 4 (already!)? I’m not a fan of the split/composite classes either. My eldest has been in 3 with last year she was in a split 4/5 (she was year 5). We had our reservations about how it would work as there were only 7 year 5’s in the class but it seemed to work. She was with her closest friends in that class so that helped.

 

Have you organised that babysitter so you can go to the movies with your DH? I haven’t heard of Deadpool but then again I haven’t been to the movies (to see anything other than kids movies) for so long so I have no idea what is on right now!

 

bluebird – How is school going for your DS1? I hope it is improving and whatever was upsetting him has been/is being sorted out. It’s so hard when they get upset and cling to your legs, but usually they settle down pretty quickly after you have left.

 

Clara is 10 weeks old today! Wow, I’m not sure where the last 10 weeks have gone. I have tried to enjoy every moment coz I know how quick they can grow but I still feel it has all gone by in a haze. We decided to give Clara the reflux meds and she is doing a lot better. We are not sure if it is coincidence or the meds, but she sleeps for a much longer period at night now. Daytime sleeps are still a work in progress though…She sleeps beautifully in her capsule when I take her out during the day so needless to say we spend a lot of time out! I’m not sure what we’ll do when she is too big for the capsule :omg:

 

Back in early January we took Clara to a GP to get her tongue and lip tie snipped but he only did her lip tie saying she didn’t have a tongue tie. After speaking to my lactation consultant, she was pretty confident that she had a posterior tongue tie and she recommended that we take her to someone else. After the long wait time, we had the appointment on Monday. It turns out that yes she does have a tongue tie and the first Dr didn’t snip her lip tie properly. So she had them both lasered and already things seem to be improving with her feeding. We are so proud of her – from what I read, we were expecting a very unsettled baby for a week or so but so far she has been really good. Monday afternoon/evening she was not herself but she slept her normal sleep Monday night. It was a very hard decision to make but it is for the best as I would hate for her to encounter more problems down the track if we didn’t get it done, and then having to have them done when she is older. I was in tears when I took her there and for ages after :cry:

 

I hope everyone has a good weekend! (Is it just me or do they seem to come around very quickly?)

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Hiya :)

 

It took Quinn about 4 days to get used to wearing the harness, the big girls were about the same. She is wearing a Pavlik harness (have a Google) and it is much nicer than what the other girls had (Correctio - and Neve also had a Rhino Cruiser but not til later). The Pavlik is completely soft so it's nice and flexible but still keep hers stable but I can put her in a sling and carry her a bit easier.

In terms of her rolling and crawling, etc I didn't think she would learn that until she is out of the harness but Mum said I learnt how to roll and crawl in my Pavlik harness so it's possible she will learn while still wearing her harness. Shae waited until she was harness free and then we had to have physio to help her learn to use both sides of her body. Neve, well nothing stopped her! She taught herself to crawl and walk in the Rhino!

 

School - I can't believe week 4 is over already!! Where has that gone! The first 2 weeks were tough but the last 2 weeks have been really good. The class seems to have settled down a bit, the desk shuffling has stopped (was due to some chatter boxes distracting others, so they had to get the right mix of kids sitting with each other), she seems to have made some friends with the class (no friends in there from last year, all newbies). I had a chat with the teacher today and she said Shae is doing really well, fitting in, participating, testing on track for what she should be and making friends. So at the moment I'm pretty happy with how things are going. She is coming home happy from school now and actually enjoying doing her home reading books which is massive!

How is school going for your kids?

 

Movies - the mums and bubs here is on Wednesdays, I'm not convinced Neve would sit through a movie without ding to go toilet and fluff about lol maybe next year when she is in Kindy I can get to a session with just Quinn.

As for Deadpool, it might be on for this weekend, just have to convince mum she wants all 3 kids for a few hours! I expressed some milk today for just in case, no idea if she will even take a bottle but it's there as a back up if we do get a chance to go out.

 

Still dreaming - how has the rest of the week been with your DP? Hope it's been better. They really are a completely different species sometimes! Talking to someone neutral I'll probably be really helpful. Venting to someone that can give you an outside perspective is really thereputic sometimes. Have you mentioned to your DP how you feel? sometimes they just really don't get it. My DH tends to do his own thing when he gets home from work and then does a work out after dinner so I kid wrangle mostly solo almost every night. I'm used to it now but some nights I just want to yell at him to help me. I really think he doesn't see me struggle some nights.

DH also learnt not to ask 'what else did you do today' pretty early on - I hate that!! Like keeping your child/ren alive isn't enough!! Not sure when he realised how hard it is, but he did, hopefully your DP will realise it soon

 

How did hosting mothers group go? And how did your muffins go? I'm impressed that you baked the morning of!

 

My Princess - that's great that you have been able to get Clara's lip and tounge tie sorted out finally. Shame you had to go to so many Drs for them to realise though. That is wonderful that she has coped so well with having it done and that feeding is improved.

 

The weekends do seem to come around so quickly! I blink and its Friday already!!

 

Quinn seems to have this sleeping thing worked out :) she settled herself in her bassinet this morning and slept for nearly 3 hours (I had to disturb her for school pick up) and slept 8hrs overnight last night and the night before. I've never had a baby that slept during the day, both the big girls were cat napery until 6+ months. This is very strange but wonderful! Now I just need to be productive when she sleeps haha

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Hi.

 

Still Dreaming - , sorry you DH is being so difficult. Seeing a psychologist is probably a good idea if you are really struggling, at least you know you are trying. It might give you and DH some ways to improve communication. The whole family thing is a bit awkward but maybe being honest is best. I have a friend whose husband never comes to family things, its a bit weird but I think the have got used to it and everyone is happier that way.

My DH and I have been having a rough time lately too, I think we are still coming to terms with number 3 and DS1's behaviour. the evenings from dinner till bed are really difficult and needs all hand on deck, but sometimes he gets just goes and does something else which makes me mad and then things just escalate.

White lily- my boys were both catnappers, and Eleanor is a great sleeper, she is having a 6-9 hour sleep at night then feed then another 3-4hours and then sleeps most of the day anywhere from 2-6 hours at a time and school pick ups don't stop here most days! I'm enjoying it now but realise it probably won't last.

 

My Princess - Glad Clara is sleeping better and you have the lip/tongue tie sorted it's never easy to see them in pain, but, better in the long run.

DS1 is still struggling with drop offs. The school has been really good, they have a number of staff in the morning to support me (mainly for traffic control if he runs), a teacher will hold Eleanor whilst I take him into the classroom and say goodbye, and he has stopped grabbing (I think he realises that the door is guarded and he can't escape) and now just collapses on the floor crying. It's not fun, but I know he is fine a few minutes later and really enjoys the day. This week is his first full week so I'm hoping without the break in the middle, each day he will get better.

 

Eleanor just had wer 8 wk check, she is now 4.6kg, traking about 20 percentile, so still small compared to my boys! But I know we are not supposed to compare...

Ok, I better go an do something now.

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Hi everyone :)

 

Still dreaming - they take to a harness really well in my experience, much better than the adults take to them having to wear it! Quinn isn't bother at all anymore but I still get sad sometimes. I packed away all of the beautiful clothes she was given when she was born that just won't work with the harness and all of the pants/shorts that she will never wear. It was depressing, Quinn however doesn't care at all, not that she knows lol

 

You might be surprised at how little other people have deep chats ;) DH and I constantly have to 'pause' conversations to deal with small people, so one chat might last for days before we say everything we need to and come to a resolution.

Just book an appointment with the guy and tell your DP when it is and that he needs to be there. If he doesn't come at least you can still go and talk

 

Bluebird - glad all was well at the checkup. 4.6kg is great! I compare the girls too! First thing I did after we got home from our check up was compare all three girls weight haha

How is the school drop off going? Getting any better? Glad the school is helping out with getting him to stay in class and settle.

 

AFU - sickness has been here and doesn't want to leave :( everyone has had a cold which seems to be lingering. Shae has school sores - caught it early though so hopefully she won't get many, she just has one on her lip, came up as soon as the note came home from school to watch out!

And Quinn has bronchiolitis :( took her to the dr this morning as her cold wasn't getting any better. Her cough sounded awful this morning, it's like a hacking noise and she is coughing up phlegm (when she can get it out). I hate hearing her like that.

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Hi :)

 

Weekend has been super busy but that's good because we have been very productive! And it's a long weekend in WA so DH has tomorrow off too. All the shopping is done, house is clean, errands are all done. All the kids are getting better. Quinn is still coughing and bringing up gunk but I think she is getting better.

 

Ahha, I understand what you mean now about deep chats :( that's awful, I'm sad that he makes you feel that way. I'm glad you made an appointment and I really hope he comes and you guys can work through it. But don't stay just because you feel like you should. You have to look after yourself and Will and if that means making some hard decisions then that's what you have to do. You deserve to be happy and feel valued.

 

Wow that woman was so rude!! I can't believe some of the stupid things people say! Your brain hasn't evaporated, it's just on holidays and filled with other baby related stuff ;)

I tried to do a suduko yesterday and failed miserably... Then DH and I tried to do the kids one... And we stuffed that up too... Hahahaha

Not sure when my brain will come back but I'm sure it won't take 2 years to 'recover' lol

 

Your week sounds awesome. Mine was full of meetings, running around doing stuff for DH and Drs lol we did go out for dinner on Friday night though which was good. Neve was so well behaved when normally she is a bit of a wildcard after 6pm.

 

I finally got the playgym out for Quinn today and she fell asleep under it after only 10mins. I'm pretty lucky that Neve is around to entertain Quinn during the day. Although Quinn is still in sleeping mode, hasn't worn off from birth yet :) she manages about 2 hours away in the morning and 2-3hrs in the arvo with a big sleep in these of the day if we are home.

 

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Still Dreaming, glad you are getting help. A lot of things you have said I can really relate to, however for me and DH its not all the time. A colleague of mine said to me once marriage is a like a business partnership, you cant love each other madly all the time, but need to work together sometimes one partner might take on more than the other. We have three young kids now and I think that is one of those times when things are going to be difficult .

 

DS1 is handling drop offs much better now, however the last couple of days he says he has noone to play with him. He wouldn't get out of the car today unless I promised to talk to his teacher. Seems to be an issue with one boy who says he can't play with him, which means he can't play with any of his friends because they all play together. This boy and DS 'discovered' each other last week had seems if they do play together they get really silly and so whilst I'm happy if they don't play together, we need to work something out so DS isn't lost! Arghh, I feel like I need to to his teacher every day for some reason or another. I'm sure not all kids are like this to teachers would get nothing done. I though he was just a normal kid...

 

Eleanor has a bit of a cold at the moment like the rest of the family and sounds terrible, but still generally happy. Lucky she is a good sleeper and a happy girl, otherwise I think I'd go crazy, think I've forgotten to eat breakfast as it is, better go do that before its lunchtime.

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Still dreaming - I'm glad your DP came to the appt with you and that he is also having his own session. It's good that you are getting some help and are able to talk openly during the appointments.

 

Bluebird - glad to hear your DS is handling school drop off better, hope it continues. At least you have regular contact with your teacher, even if it might not be for what you want. He is still young and finding his feet. Shae is only just the last week or so properly settling in the new class and forming some solid friendships (she was separated from all her solid friends from last year). She still meets up with her friends from last year in the playground, they meet in the sandpit from what I gather. Could something like that be arranged for your DS with some kids from a different class that he might know?

 

Hope the colds vacate the household soon! It is not nice at all.

 

AFU week has been pretty up and down. The kids are good. Quinn is still coughing, was quite bad yesterday, DH actually said to take her back to the Dr (which he never says, he always thinks I overreact). She sounds better today however, so I didn't take her back. Will see how she is tomorrow. She is still happy and sleeping like normal and feeding well. It's just the cough which can hang around for weeks, though hopefully it won't!

 

I'm feeling flat though, not sure what is wrong with me. Just lacking motivation and drive to do anything really. Not every day, just sometimes... I think I'm getting bored

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Thanks Still Dreaming, DS has had a better week this week. Nice to know I'm not being too over the top. I did wonder at another mum who told me the teacher was a bit dismissive when in the 2nd week she told the teacher that her son was enjoying school and particularly reading... I'm not sure what she wanted the teacher to say, but apparently 'Oh yes, I've moved him up a level in reading already' wasn't good enough. I do think the social issues are probably the biggest thing for a teacher to deal with in the first term of school.

 

White Lily, yes I've suggested DS play with some of his friends from kinder that are in other classes and mentioned this to his teacher so hopefully he settles. Are you feeling any better? I feel like I'm in a haze half the time, unable to remember all the things I needed to do, think its tiredness, even though Eleanor is a good sleeper.

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Hiya, I'm feeling much better this week. Have done a few new things this week and got some regular things happening each week now so am filling in my time a bit better which I think was part of my problem. Not sure what I'm going to do when I run out of random bits and pieces to do but will cross that bridge when I get there. at the moment I am just doing a bit more than normal for school (I'm P&C secreary and we have an event on the weekend so have lots of prep to do for that) so that has taken up a fair bit of time this week.

 

Quinn's cough is much better. Not gone yet but she isn't coughing half as much as she was which is good.

 

Bluebird - i know what you mean about hazy! I completely forgot to do the washing last weekend so had nearly a whole weeks worth of clothes waiting for me and DH and Shae looking for uniforms... Lol washing is an all e time thing and I just forgot it... Opps... Mind you DH could have done it but it didn't even occur to him coz I just always do it haha

Maybe you are sleeping too much and your just not used to it yet? I get like that sometimes.

Hope your DS is feeling a bit more settled at school and I able to find his old class mates to play with.

We had to have the 'Shae is bored at school' convo with the teacher this week, that was interesting, teacher was very surprised! Turns out she isn't bored and is actually being challenged, she just thinks she is doing year 1 work due to being in the split class. Parent teacher interviews are coming up soon so will have a better chance to talk to the teacher then.

 

Still dreaming - glad you have been able to get out a few times by yourself, it's nice isn't it! I love it when I can go out to the shop (or anywhere really). I'm so much more productive when I don't have helpers, don't need pram, etc. I left the kids with mum and went and got some groceries and went to the chemist in 20mins, I take the kids and that's an hour at least! I used to do everything during my lunch break (before Quinn) just so I could go by myself.

 

Where are you off to for your DPs work? Change of scenery is alway nice, hope you enjoy :)

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Glad you had a nice time away and I hope Will hasn't been upset or anything since having his needles.

 

Not watching the 7 year switch, thought about watching just out of curiosity but haven't managed to catch it yet.

 

Just seeing the family (both sides) on Saturday - so we drag the kids around all day. My sister was a right PITA when we were arranging it which is why we have to do both sides on the same day but at least it will be over with and free up more of the weekend for other stuff.

We are also 'officially' meeting my sisters new boyfriend so that should be all sorts of awkward (she separated from her husband late last year and we haven't really told the kids, they know she went to live with a girlfriend but they didn't ask much else so we haven't bothered to fill them in)

 

AFU been busy doing school stuff again this week. We had the disco tonight which was manic but I think the girls had fun (Neve gets to come by default coz I help out). Got home and they both basically just fell into bed after a quick shower. Shae won the Easter egg raffle and was soooo excited about that, she didn't stop talking about it the whole way home and showed dad as soon as we got home.

 

Quinn is doing amazingly! She is such a champion!! She has started to go to bed about 7/730 and sleep 11hrs :) she has been doing it for about 10 days now, I'm guessing it's maybe because she is the size of a six month old?!? I'm feeling very spoilt with this third baby business. If they were all like this I could keep going... But I won't lol DH has his appt with the urologist next week to chat about getting the snip

 

ETA hope everyone has a great Easter

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Easter was great here, hope everyone else had a lovely Easter :)

 

Family time was nice with both sides. The boyfriend didn't end up coming to dinner as he was unwell so we will have to try again another time. Dads birthday is coming up so I'm guessing it might be then? If mum allows it!

 

Glad your DP went to the solo session. Glad he clarified after asking that question! I doubt she would tell you to do anything, it has to be a decision that you guys make for yourselves.

 

Sleep regression is the worst! I can never work out why they do it until well after the fact! Lol

As for feeding to sleep and self settling, Quinn sucks her thumb, quite fiercely at times so that's what she does at the moment to go to sleep in most cases. The big girls mostly fed to sleep, occasionally sucked thier thumbs (around 4-6 months) then had a dummy as they got older (9-18mths). When they used to wake up in the night I would generally feed them when they were little or I was too tired to function. If I knew they weren't hungry I would rock them and then pat them back to sleep, we would have done that for a while, maybe until they were about 10-12mths old and got good at settling themselves. We always gave them the chance to settle themselves before going in, not to hysterical crying but a few minutes of whinging was allowed. They both sort of just grew out of feeding to sleep and were able to go into the cot awake (with dummy by that age I think). When the big girls had dummies and were a bit older we put multiple dummies in the cot and taught them how to find a dummy themselves. If he learns how to throw the dummy out of the cot you can buy an air wrap to stop that and you can get glow in the dark dummies to help him find them in the cot.

 

Really enjoying having lots of things to do. I'm terrible at over committing myself so enjoy being busy as a result of that. Have parent teacher interview tomorrow morning, then playgroup and then Shae has a hospital appt for her asthma/respiratory thing she has. DH has the day off tomorrow (has his own dr appt) so he should be able to come to Shaes appt in the arvo which will be good as it will be a few hours at the hospital getting all her tests done. Neve gets bored pretty quick at these appointments and Quinn wasn't born for the last appt we had.

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