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04/08/2014 at 22:27
I saw the ladies further ahead had one, so I thought I'd start one for us! Not sure who is still around, but I've seen Counter, Bertie and a couple of others post lately.
S is 17 weeks tomorrow, I can't quite believe it! I had her weighed two weeks ago and she was 13lb 2. I've just started clearing out her 0-3 clothes and she's in her 3-6 ones, I got a little emotional! Over the last week she's sussed out rolling from her back to her front, but she hates being on her front for longer than 2 minutes so that usually ends in tears. We haven't really pushed a routine and she's slowly started making her bedtime earlier. She almost always sleeps through till 8.30 in the morning (we realise we're incredibly lucky!), and dropped her nightfeeds pretty quickly, which is probably a benefit of her being on formula.
She definitely knows what she wants and is very strong willed (Aka a little madam!). She's changing every week and is getting really strong and is very nosey, she hates to be missing out! We've also been on her first holiday and it was great for H to spend a week with her. She loved swimming so I'm going to try and start lessons with her when she's about 6 months.
As for me, I can't remember life without her! I miss the freedom I used to have a bit, but wouldn't change things. My hair is falling out in handfuls and I desperately need to lose weight! On the positive side, we finally braved DTD on holiday and it was absolutely fine (TMI but figured our tri threads always were so why hold back!), I was so worried about the episiotomy scar hurting but apart from the odd twinge it seems fine.
Here's a little flash of S...
05/08/2014 at 10:35
Lovely idea Flossy. S is absolutely gorgeous! Sounds like you are getting on really well, having a good sleeper definitely helps doesn't it! Where did you go on holiday? I am jealous, I really want to go away for a bit!
Betsy was 15 weeks yesterday. It's going so fast and she changes so quickly! I started out breast feeding but am on formula now due to struggling with reflux and at last weigh in she was 15lb5! She is a little chunk bless her. She has been sleeping through the night from about 6 weeks so we are very lucky there! She is such a smiley, chatty baby and rarely cries but she does have a little temper, especially when you take her milk away to wind her.
I am loving being a mummy, it was very tiring at first and all a bit overwhelming but now it's like we have always had her. H is a great dad and I love watching them together.
05/08/2014 at 10:41
Ok, I tried to add a pic from my phone and it's huge! Not sure how to resize!?
05/08/2014 at 11:46
Lovely to see both your babies, they are soooo cute!
C is 5 months today and isn't my little newborn anymore which makes me a bit sad! He loves being on his tummy and tries to move his legs but he's not quite strong enough to actually get up on his knees yet. He loves rolling from his front to his back too and is desperately trying to go from back to front. I'm not encouraging that, I like that he isn't moving!
We are still breastfeeding which I've surprised myself with, and we are cloth bumming too which I'm loving.
M is great with him, a little too affectionate sometimes though, smothering him with cuddles and kisses when he'd just like some space thank you!
DTD is not really happening here, I'm terrified of getting pregnant again, as Cs pregnancy and birth was so traumatic. I feel ok about it day to day but just can't bring myself to risk getting pregnant again -even using both the pill and condoms! I'm trying to convince H he needs to go for the snip but that's not a short term solution, think I just need to get overit....
Anyway, ddidn't mean to bring the thread down. I'll try to add a pic to make up for it!
05/08/2014 at 11:52
05/08/2014 at 11:53
Apologies, it's HUGE!
05/08/2014 at 12:19
Awww Bertie, Betsy is gorgeous! Sophia is the same with her milk, I've given up winding her mid feed, she just gets too worked up! We went to Madeira for 5 days, was perfect weather wise, not too hot and a bit cloudy so the sun wasn't too intense. Would definitely recommend getting away, I think this is probably the easiest age to take them, and they charm everyone!
Weekender, C is so big! Look at those gorgeous eyes, he looks like a real charmer (looks like we have the same playmat/gym thing too). It's great that M is loving him too. I'm petrified of getting pregnant again at the minute and my pregnancy/labour was no where near as dramatic as yours. I'm not back on the pill yet as I've still not had a period so having to trust condoms and they make me nervous! They're really not newborns anymore are they, I can't believe those early days flew past so quickly!
05/08/2014 at 17:17
Loving this thread!
Gorgeous babies and I love that romper Bertie!
A is five months on Wednesday and is doing really well. She's rolling from front to back quite well and loves her Water Babies classes! She is quite a chunky one too, no longer fitting into her 3-6 months on her bott half...I swear her legs get longer by the hour!
She wants constant entertainment and won't sit still for more than five mins but absolutely loving being with her!
She is showing signs of wanting solids but I'm holding out still, I want to wait as long as we can!
Back at work in a couple months so will attempt a proper routine with her soon to make our lIves easier but right now I'm quite happy taking everyday as it comes. The summer has been awesome and we've been out everyday enjoying the sunshine!
Here's a flash of her last week
06/08/2014 at 09:52
What a lovely thread and sI nice to see how your not so little people are all growing!
My boys will be 5 months on the 10th, are climbing the centile chart nicely and have both almost tripled in weight, to my amazement I am still EBF them both and after some difficult times am loving it now, not yet started weaning as hope to baby led wean so waiting for them to be ready.
They are both developing little very different personalities Marcus is a bit of a mummy's boy where as Reuben is a bit of a tart and has smiles, giggles and cuddles for everyone. Both are sitting with a small amount of support and are desperate to stand and want to spend all day every day bouncing on your lap. They nap great as long as they are on me, in the car, sling or buggy and sleep 8-3 then feed then 3 till 7 ish so no complaints.
I need to lose a couple of stone and stop using feeding twins as an excuse to consume copious amounts of chocolate and food in general, am waiting on an exploratory operation to start the process to get rid of my trachey ( fitted at 30 weeks pregnant) but reuben acts like I am trying to poison him if I give him a bottle and I am enjoying feeding too much to force the issue so op is on the back burner for now and I am spending far too much time just enjoying my boys :-)
Ia lovely seeing all your little people and on that note here are some pics of mine.....
Marcus ( in his college baseball kit my brother sent from America) on the right as you look at the picture
Reuben ( in his Boston Red Sox kit from america) on the left
06/08/2014 at 10:08
Wow PP, you're doing so well still EBF those two, well done! They look like real cheeky little boys, gorgeous! Glad you're getting on so well with them.
rayeraye, A is gorgeous, amazing eyes! She looks so happy. It's a great time of year to have a little one isn't it, it's so much easier to get out and about when the weather is good.
Good to see everyone coming out of the woodwork with their gorgeous little ones and good to see everyone is doing so well :)
06/08/2014 at 10:25
Oh my GOODNESS, there are some scrummy babies on this thread!!! Been meaning to get to this, Floss, but just not had chance.
S is gawjuss! 17 weeks, crikey. I know exactly how you feel. Andy laughed his head off when I put Agnes in her first 'official' 3-6 mth sleepsuit a few days ago. So we're clearing things in her wardrobe to make room for the bigger stuff. Which is just as well, I regularly buy all sizes up to 3 years old. Yes, I have a problem. Agnes doesn't much like tummy time either but she spends time in the Connecta and I lug her around on my hip every day as I do chores (she loves to be up and nosey) so she's using all the muscles. My next door neighbour was advised by the HV to do it once a week and one day 'he will love it'. And he did! Hated, hated, hated it, then couldn't get enough. Doesn't it make such a lot of difference if they sleep at night? I thank my lucky stars, daily! Saw your holiday thread, marvellous :) Glad it's going well. It really does seem as if they've always just been there, doesn't it?! xx
06/08/2014 at 10:28
Bertie, your B really likes her food. And she always looks so jolly in her pics. I know what you mean about the temper mid-feed. It's shocking how quickly they can turn. Little monkeys :) Are you all settled in at the new place now? Hope it's going well xx
06/08/2014 at 10:34
Weekender. Little C, such a cutie. I remember how awful it was for you leading up to his arrival. The bedrest and all the worries and scares. So pleased for you that it's going brilliantly on this side of things. BF and cloth nappies. You little star! Next time you update post a pic of M & C together? I'm not surprised you're still feeling the effects of the preg/birth stuff. Does your hospital offer that service where you could talk over the birth stuff? Or perhaps your GP has a counsellor they can refer you to? It might be nice to talk to a stranger. Has M adapted well. I always got the impression she's a proper little character so I hope she was okay with not being the little one any more :) xx
06/08/2014 at 10:37
Oh RayeRaye, your happy little A. She's lovely. And growing so fast! She'll be grabbing your food soon too, ha ha. Glad you're making the most of the time off. I definitely think we had babies at the very best time of year :D x
06/08/2014 at 10:43
PP - longtime no 'see'. Definitely got your hands full. Your boys are beautiful. Happy, smiley faces. And you're doing bloody well to EBF. Weaning time is going to be a lot of fun/mess. So glad you're enjoying it, please don't worry about the weight. It'll all be a distant memory but this is such a special time with Marcus and Reuben. :) x
06/08/2014 at 20:23
AFM - Agnes is 15 weeks/3.5 months. It's gone so quickly. The only real worry for me was the feeding: always felt inadequate, couldn't meet supply, rushing home to a screaming hungry baby. Once we sorted the combi feeding I relaxed. We're formula feeding now.
I am stunned at how much I'm enjoying her. Especially considering a) I'm 38 now b) I've already raised a baby. I spent 9 months telling Andy how HARD it would be, and how tired we'd be. I said we'd argue, and the house would be a state, and we'd never get to go out etc etc. But we've had a ball. Fair enough, she's a very easy baby, and we are bloody lucky, but even so this is so much fun. I even enjoy *some* household chores now. I stick her in the Connecta when I get in from work and potter around chattering and singing to her as I work. She slept well from the start, at 10 days she was sleeping midnight to 7am and that soon changed to 10pm-7am which is what she mostly does.
She's just learnt high-pitched squealing. She plays a lot now. Loves her new highchair. We need to transition from Moses next to me to cot at end of bed. Dreading that! Andy is working full- time. I'm working 32 hrs a week, and my job is great and going well. So it's hard, time-wise, but I come home ready to scoop her up and want her to myself until her bedtime. Harry is doing a couple of babysitting shifts a week as it's holidays but she'll go to nursery once a week from Sep. Gulp!
I've some post-preg health stuff to sort, but really I couldn't be happier. If life could stay as it is now I'd be over the moon. It sounds a bit cheesy/smug to say my life is perfect but that's how I feel. I think I'm really appreciating what I call my 'second life' ha ha. Some bits about my first life were really 'orrible so I tend to count my blessings! :)
Where's AR? BLL? Who else are we missing?
08/08/2014 at 14:24
Hello not been on for a while:) lovely to see all the babies they grow so fast. Harris is 5 months on Wednesday. He is rolling across the room and can crawl in circles just not mastered forward or backwards yet. Been having some bother with reflux type issues so been back and forth to the doctor.
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