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12/08/2013 at 09:00
How is everyone getting on with their babies?
S is 25 days old today, time is going way too fast! He's a relatively easy baby, breast feeding is going well - we don't really have a regular feeding pattern but he only takes around 10 minutes to feed. He has oral thrush just now and I think I have it too which is making feeding painful but hopefully it will clear up soon. He goes 5-6 hours at night most of the time so I am only up once or twice with him. He has baby acne just now which I'm hoping clears up soon as it looks really sore He put on 15oz in a week which I thought was pretty good for a BF baby. He's still in upto 1 month clothes and generally lives in sleepsuits as I can't be bothered getting him dressed each day and have very few outfits that would fit yet anyway. We started using cloth nappies just after a week old and I'm finding it much easier than I thought I would, very cute with his wee cloth bum
We got discharged by the MW on day 8 and have seen the HV twice now. She's nice but has given the impression that she thinks I won't cope with 3 under 5 and keeps offering me a support worker to give me a break or an early nursery place for J. I think we're doing fine though, other than A being naughty and having lots of tantrums. She's back at pre school on Thursday though so we'll get back in a routine then and that should help. J has accepted S now after a week or so of ignoring him and shouting 'no baby' lol and likes to give him kisses
I'm a bit sad he's my last baby so am enjoying the newborn days and all the snuggles.
12/08/2013 at 09:05
4 under 5??!
12/08/2013 at 09:14
Lol, have edited! Trying to type with a sleeping S on me isn't easy
12/08/2013 at 16:46
No one else about? I spy JB! :-)
12/08/2013 at 20:59
Aww, S is gorgeous, and it sounds like you're doing amazingly!!
Reggie was 3 weeks on Friday, so... *counts on fingers* 24 days old. He's quite easy really, compared to George (from what I remember!). He sleeps mostly, only really wakes to eat although has been awake a bit more the past couple of days. We both have thrush too so have been treating that. It's made feeding very painful for me but I'm mix feeding now which helps.
George has taken to his little brother great, really loves him, but is being bit of a horror behaviour wise. Think the combination of school holidays and new brother is all a bit much for him, so am looking forward to getting back into a routine once he is back at school.
Night time sleep is lacking a touch... A trying to get better feeds into R so he sleeps a bit longer than the 1-2 hour stints he has been doing. G is waking up occasionally too, meh!!
Have been really busy getting out and about doing stuff. He relatives over from Canada last week and I spent most of the time ferrying them around. Have had the boys on my own mostly as husband went back to work after the first week. All good though and I feel like we are doing well. I certainly feel much more human than I did at this stage with George.
Hope to hear from everyone else, lots of new babies recently, would be good to hear how they are all doing.
13/08/2013 at 04:45
You sound like you're doing really well Dinx. Have you got drops for Reggie for the thrush? We've been using them for 4 days now and I haven't noticed any improvement, hoping they work soon cos feeding is getting more and more painful
13/08/2013 at 09:38
Oh I fall into 4th try just and no more I think. F is now 11 weeks old and I'm still amazed I have a son and that I am finally a mummy. I love family life and really do feel like F was the missing part in the jigsaw. He is doing brilliantly and following the 75th centile perfectly. He is now exclusively bf but due to the rocky bf start he don't settle without a ebm 3oz top up at night but given that at 2 weeks old he was on formula for 2 days and I had quit bfing I'm delighted its turned around (actually if he gets a top up does that mean he isn't exclusively bf?!). He feeds three hourly but a feed takes an hour maybe due to the fact I need to use nipple shields so the milk transfer will be slower.
He is just about out of his 0-3 clothes :-( but 3-6 are huge on him and I'm sad he is growing up so quickly.
He is such a happy smiley little boy although mainly keeps the big smiles and giggles for daddy and he loves watching everything happening around him especially the tv!!
He isn't too great with naps during the day though but will happily play in his bouncer for long enough so I can do housework in bits and peaces throughout the day. Any napping tips are very much welcomed.
During the night he goes down about 10 and stirs at 3 and 4 and then wants fed between 4.30/5.30. He then only sleeps another hour if I'm lucky.
I'm still a bit tender from EMCS and my wound is still rock solid. The scar doesn't bother me but the general look of the area where it's hard at the scar and still quite puffy above does bother me a bit as its so ugly looking as my tummy is like it has two levels now!
I've still to do a birth story but I want a proper chance to do it which I don't get and I also still have issues over everything so it's not easy to write down. I also don't remember some things so there are gaps in my memory about when things happened but that was the case the day after delivery so I think I was too spaced out on drugs for days on end for my brain to have functioned properly!
And now for some photos to follow x
13/08/2013 at 09:49
Please don't quote pics x
13/08/2013 at 11:34
He is such a gorgeous boy TP. Well done for getting back to breastfeeding, that can't have been easy (and having ebm still counts as being exclusively breast fed :-))
I hate how quickly they're growing up - S doesn't have long left in his first size sleepsuits but 0-3 are massive!
13/08/2013 at 13:24
Thanks ally. No it wasn't easy and involve constantly trying to attach him even though I knew he wouldn't and then express just to stimulate things but no milk would come out so it was demoralising but eventually milk did get produced again. Only my stubbornness made it work though as i refused to pay for formula when bfing was free!
15/08/2013 at 20:36
Ohhh I forgot about this thread! Your babies are gorgeous!
Ally we have Nystatin for Reggie and I have Daktarin cream. The Nystatin is horrid, it's aniseed flavour and really strong, he hates it and it's awful giving it to him, but it does seem to be doing the trick.
Going to get R weighed next week, he's comfortably in 0-3 stuff so reckon he's bit of a chunk now! He was 8lbs 13oz at the last weigh in a couple of weeks ago.
Am feeling super fat at the moment, but can't stop eating rubbish! Am going with it as it's such early days, but I only gained a couple of stone during pregnancy so don't want to end up piling weight on post birth simply because I can't stop eating chocolate!
Touch wood but R's sleeping seems a little better the last couple of nights - we've had some decent 2 hour blocks of sleep and even a 3.5hr block of sleep last night - hurrah!!
TP that's brilliant re: your feeding, and very encouraging - the thrush meant that I ended up doing two or three formula feeds a day just to get a break (usually through the day as the thrush meant that as well as the pain, he also kept coming off and re-latching and it was just taking forever to get through a feed). It's good to hear you can re-stimulate the supply.
15/08/2013 at 21:10
That's the drops we have, S doesn't seem bothered by them and takes it no problem. Still hasn't cleared up completely and that's a week now. He was weighed today and is 10lb 12, just about getting too big for his upto 1 month sleepsuits but 0-3 is massive still! He's only worn proper clothes about 3 times, I can't be bothered getting him dressed - esp when I have to try a few things on him to find something that fits ok
I think he has colic too, screams in pain every evening/night. I'm in bed just now and he's finally asleep on me. J woke up screaming too so hes also in with us - the joys! I'm really struggling with the tiredness, my H is on nights until Saturday so I'm pretty much on my own all day and night. At least A is back at pre school now so I get a bit of peace and hopefully back into a routine of some sort
Fingers crossed Reggies sleeping continues to improve. Oh and don't worry about the chocolate - I had a nutella sandwich and 3 cookies for lunch today :-)
15/08/2013 at 21:22
Is it given as a medicine or drops? Ours is a medicine - I have to give a 1ml dose on a medicine spoon. George had thrush when bf'ing too and I read at that time that there was a kids version of nystatin, but our GP only prescribes the aniseed one. I wonder if what you have isn't as strong or something, as this stuff we have cleared it pretty quickly?
I don't dress Reggie in proper clothes either - I bought a few pairs of soft dungarees and 'posh' sleepsuits so that he has a few nice bits that are still comfy for a newborn.
LOL, I had milk tray chocs for dinner (and a glass of wine) oops!!
15/08/2013 at 21:32
I guess I just fall into the 4th tri too. W Was 11 weeks yesterday and has been in 3-6 month clothes for the past 2 weeks! He was 14lb 10oz at his last weigh in and is measuring at 67cm or there abouts. Dropped down from the 98th centile, but still doing well. He's been sleeping through from between 8 and 9 until 6 every night since about 5 weeks. Our night time routine is pretty set, but I really need to get a day time one going as he get's so grumpy with the lack of sleep during the day!
He's very content too and lies for hours on his play mat chatting away to the orange monkey! He's very smiley and very chatty too. I can't believe how lucky we've been with him! He's being FF as I just couldn't manage BFing. I'm quite sad about that, but he's clearly thriving, so i'm not beating myself up about it!
TP you little one is just gorgeous!! We have that tatty teddy suit too, but it's for 6-9 months, so W hasn't had his on yet!
16/08/2013 at 13:40
Don't beat yourself up about the bfing RKB, as you said he is clearly thriving! His sleeping sounds fab too, I hope I get a sleeper this time but I'm doubtful as the other 2 weren't great!
Dinx - my nystin is in a brown bottle with a dropper attached to the lid, he gets 1ml of it. Just phoned the docs cos I didn't realise the bottle was nearly finished and don't have enough to get us through the weekend so hoping I can get a prescription on time. It's def getting better and feeding isn't as painful now thankfully
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