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16/09/2013 at 10:34
W will be 16 weeks old this week and I have no idea where the time has gone! I've not been able to get on as much as i'd like to, but while the little man enjoys watching Curious George on the TV i thought i'd sneak on to update on W and see how my other Tri Buddies are doing with their LOs!
W had his second set of jabs last week and was weighing in at 17lb! He can roll over, Sleep through the night, grab at things and he loves to chat to his reflection in the mirror.
Check out my "little" man from day one to now!
Hours old ^^
8 weeks old ^^
How are all my Tri Buddies babies doing these days?
16/09/2013 at 11:37
Hi rkb, awe W is just lovely! Sounds like everything is going like a dream too!
Sam is just over 16 weeks now, his last weigh in 4 weeks ago had him at 16lb! Milk monster :) he's generally doing really well, reflux is a lot better, sleep at night is great and I feel very lucky (while it lasts!!) he still likes to be jigged to sleep in the day but am not stressing, we'll work that out over time. He's got eczema recently which is a shame but hopefully it will be something he grows our of.
He's a very happy, easy going little boy and we feel very lucky to have him and so very proud! I have to say too things are sooo much easier now we are passed the newborn days and he is feeding less, sleeping more and happy to entertain himself. It's nice being able to eat dinner easily again!
Will be lovely to see how everyone is x
Photos to follow!
16/09/2013 at 11:43
Here's Sam at a few days old, at 6 weeks and presently!
16/09/2013 at 12:02
Hello RKB and Lamby, gosh what gorgeous boys you have! :-) Glad to hear of all your progress.
My B is 19 weeks old, was 17lb 2 oz last week at weigh-in and has rocketed back up to the 91st centile. I was delighted, as BF hasn't been a bed of roses!
She can sleep through well these days but still refuses to nap in the day unless on the boob or if H bounces her on the gym ball. She is into grabbing things and rolled over onto her front the other day but hasn't done it again yet. She's a smiley, chirpy girl most of the time and we can go days without any crying.
Life is easier and harder in turn as we go along and rather chaotic and monotonous but we love having her in our lives SO much. I still feel a bit of a shadow of my former self after birth but hope to bounce back eventually!
A piccy at birth and one from the weekend...
16/09/2013 at 12:18
Awe she is gorgeous Gopher! What amazing, smiley eyes!
Day naps are tricky aren't they?! I find if we miss the first, the whole day goes to hell and I hate it when people tell me to let him sleep by himself, or that I creep around too much instead of making noise etc. Erm, feel free to try grtting him to ss, it not work, him be grizzly as a result and by the time he sleeps he wakes for a feed. Or make lots of noise and then deal with the repercussions of him immediately startling awake. Please - be my guest!!
Hope B compromises a little soon though, and gives in to more rest with less effort required soon!
Have you had complications from her birth? I hope you are ok.
16/09/2013 at 12:43
Hi Ladies - it's lovely to see your gorgeous bubs!
E is doing well - she will be 20 weeks this week - how the hell did that happen! It only seems 2 minutes since I was complaining about being pregnant. It has been an eventful few months. She had her cleft lip surgery 5 weeks ago, and has healed amazingly. her reflux seems to have cleared up post surgery too - they think it's better now she isn't taking in so much air when she feeds. She was 11lb 4 when she was weighed 2 weeks ago, so is still quite diddy, but eating well!
She is starting to get very frustrated at not being able to crawl/walk etc, but is otherwise a happy little soul. She sleeps well at night, and is ok for naps in the day if I can time it right as long as she gets to sleep in her own bed at home - bit tricky when we are out and about, so sometimes she is overtired when we are not at home - but can't complain too much!!
Attached are some pics - 9 days old, the day before her op (14 weeks) and a week or so ago ... can't believe how much they change.
16/09/2013 at 12:52
Lamby your little man is gorgeous! Glad to hear the reflux is getting better! I agree with things getting easier again. I Loved W as a baby, but I'm loving him now he can amuse himself for a little while too! Daytime sleeps are nearly impossible for us. He sleeps for half an hour if you're lucky!
Gopher your little miss is beautiful! Big hugs to you too. I know what you mean about not feeling yourself. I was finding things were getting monotonous, but I've started getting out a bit more of late which has helped.
16/09/2013 at 13:05
Alocin! She is gorgeous! The surgery looks like it went really well! Will she need anymore? W is getting frustrated these days too...orjust very moany, I havent quite decided yet.
16/09/2013 at 13:31
All these babies are so gorgeous.
16/09/2013 at 13:52
Oh goodness what lovely babies we all have! so lovely to see all the babies as such smiley little things.
o is 22 wks on Thursday, 5months old on Wednesday. How blooming quickly has that gone? I have absolutely NO idea what he weighs , poor second child syndrome. He's nearly out of the 3-6 clothes though, is gradualky moving into the 6-9 stuff. He's such a happy boy, and generally naps and sleeps ok - if he's at home, he'll either nap in his swing chair or rocking chair, but not necessarily for very long, though if we are out, he'll be fine sleeping in the car or buggy. We are mix feeding now - he'll have a bottle mid morning and one just before bed, all the others are still BFs. He's still not rolling, but coco never did until she was 9mo, so I'm not worried. He is nearly sitting up though, so very much following the same sort of patterns that she did (she never liked tummy time either). He's so smiley, and adores his big sister, which is amazing considering how boisterous she can be with him but he always gives her the biggest smiles. He's teething BIG TIME at the moment, poor thing has his fist in his mouth most of the time - I seem to be spending increasing amounts of money on teething powder, gel and calpol
I found the early days very tough - 2 under 2 is pretty relentless. But after a post on here, I realised I definitely didn't have PND, I was just finding it all extremely tough and needed to get some me time and some space. After my H realised how difficult I was finding it, he has been happier to take them both out on his own (he'll still sometimes have a moan about it and say how much easier it is with C on his own - YES I KNOW, that's why I need you TO TAKE THEM BOTH ). So all in all, I'm feeling ok, am coping just about, and am now starting to think about how to manage life when I go back to work in January!
here's my smiley boy, affectionately known as Mr Fox, or the hobbit, just after he woke from this morning's mega nap (thank you, ye god of swing chairs!)
16/09/2013 at 13:55
Gorgeous babies! Currently having a quick lurk whilst feeding. Will be on with an update later once I have a bit more time! x
16/09/2013 at 14:32
hello, what gorgeous babies we all made! Glad to hear you are all doing so well.
Well M will be 18 weeks on Friday and as of last week was 12lb 4oz so a little diddy dot! I don't know if it is because I am Bf rather than FF or whether she will just be petite - her sister and brother were much bigger chunks than her.
I am so happy to be BF this time around - don't get me wrong there are days I HATE it but I am glad i managed it with one of the 3. She does still have one bottle of formula at night though. It was originally her last feed but we realised it was better to give her it at around 7pm when she is cluster feeding as it gives me a break to have my dinner in peace.
Sleep is generally good - she is great in the day and just goes with the flow. Nights are hit and miss. She CAN sleep through but it's so inconsistent. I think she is teething as well which is disrupting her. However, she is the smiliest and happiest baba and loves to chat away! H and I debated for a long time about a no 3 (I wanted one, he was less keen until I convinced him!) and it is the best choice we made - I just can't imagine not having her. I love her so much! (obviously I love the other 2 as well, lol)
He bro and sis ADORE her and they keep her entertained! No 2 child started school today so finally she gets me all to herself! This week we start swimming, baby yoga and baby sensory.
Will go find my phone and upload a pic xx
16/09/2013 at 14:36
surprise surpise, MD has logged me out on my phone and I can't get back in. I will upload some pics later if I can ever log in!
16/09/2013 at 14:44
my 3 babies this morning
16/09/2013 at 14:45
16/09/2013 at 15:42
E is 14 week this Friday and like you all, I can't believe how fast time has flown! He is generally a very relaxed happy baby and not a huge crier thank goodness! He can roll over to his side, grab things if put directly in front of him and loves to sit and stand up supported by holding onto our fingers. I am incredibly proud of myself for still exclusively breastfeeding him given how tough the early days were.
I had E weighed at 10 weeks and he was 11.12lb although he is very long just like his daddy! Off to have him weighed again next week. Sleep wise, he is doing very well for such a diddy thing. He goes down between 7.30-8pm and wakes up only once in the night any time between 4-5am. After about 10 mins of feeding, he will fall straight back to sleep and wake up for morning between 7.30-8am. We have had several through the night sleeps but they are not consistent. As for naps, he needs some encouragement to sleep in the day if we are home but otherwise sleeps well in the buggy or car if we are out. E is usually better if we are out and gets frustrated by staying in all day so I make sure to keep us busy even if its just a walk or coffee with friends. My H has questioned how stimulating shops and coffee places are for E as we go there so often! We are starting massage, singing and swimming this month so lots to look forward to as it gets colder.
E is my parents first grandchild and it is a pleasure to see how much joy he has bought to not only our lives but theirs and the rest of our families. There is always a que for babysitting and H and I have managed to enjoy a few meals out in the last month or so. Fortunately E has taken a bottle well and I am able to express enough to keep him satisfied when we are apart.
All in all, life has changed dramatically but for most definitely the better. My H rushes home from work to see E and is the best father I could have ever wished for. At the risk of sounding all fluffy having a baby has bought us even more closer together.
Will add some photos below
16/09/2013 at 15:46
16/09/2013 at 15:47
Sorry, have no idea how to rotate them!
16/09/2013 at 16:55
We really do all have beautiful babies!! Alocin looks like the surgery has worked amazingly!
P is 5 months on Saturday. Time really flies!! P is now under the care of a paediatrician for her reflux. I still think she has milk allergy but for now the medication is making her much happier. The 3 hour sessions of inconsolable crying seem to have passed and she sleeps much more during the day. She goes to sleep about 9pm and wakes for a feed about 2am then sleeps till 5ish. She has slept through a few times though.
She is so much happier now. She smiles all the time and coos. This week she rolled over and learned to blow raspberries which has me in stitches.
Its been a bit of a rollercoaster few weeks as my mum died unexpectedly 4 weeks ago and G stsrted school but P has become so much happier so mixed emotions. I am having extra HV visits aftee scoring high on the PND scale but given recent events i actually feel ok and i am sure i dont have PND.
P is just a joy to have around now her meds are working. Proper little chatterbox and G is the best big sister i could inagine. She loves school so far. Very proud mummy!
16/09/2013 at 18:04
What gorgeous babies. Glad to hear everyone is doing well. I think we're all coming out the other side of those newborn days now!
Alocin- wow! You can barely tell she had surgery now! Fantastic
Well S is 18 weeks today. I had him weighed for first time in months last week and he was 19lb4- at least he's in the centiles now rather than way off the scale! Funnily enough his brother was almost exactly the same weight at his age corrected. He's still mostly bf with one bottle of formula at night. He was sleeping through for a few weeks but this past week has been less settled, i think because he's teething like mad. He's generally a very happy little soul. Rolls over constantly, can move a lot on his tummy and loves the jumperoo. He's in 9-12 months in sleepsuits and vests already! His reflux is ok on the drugs although he's still sick a lot.
He also adores his big brother. His favourite thing though is pulling my hair whilst he sucks his thumb. I'm going to be bald soon I think!
Here is the cheeky chap:
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