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The other October 2012 baby thread!

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Sorry for lack of witty title! 4 days post c-section = lack of sense of humour grin

8 hours sleep? In a row? What's that like? Did you get an upgrade to one with a mute button?

cakes82 Sun 16-Dec-12 11:27:59

Most sleep in a row I can get is 6hrs, 8hrs sounds like a luxury. I find an evening cluster feed does wonders for a long first bit of sleep.
Getting some help while you feel ill sounds a good plan, glad you got someone so near who can help.

WeeSooty Sun 16-Dec-12 22:10:23

Thanks everyone. I'm feeling slightly better after a decent sleep although still have an echo of a headache sad im glad i asked for help. thankfully this is DHs last night shift and he's off tomorrow.

elvis how was lunch? I love being a lady who lunches!

It does help to know others struggle as well. Night is my worst time. During the day I can cope with anything, crying, sick, poo explosions.... But after about 10pm I don't know why but I start to struggle! DH going away in January for 3 weeks I'm really dreading it!

Passing round the chocolate santas, diets can wait till January!

pinpan Mon 17-Dec-12 01:31:00

I still don't know what 8 hours in a row feels like because I wake up every 3! But it's nice not to have to get up every time.

Put my parents on the plane this morning, cried all the way home. sad Can't wait til Friday, DH has next week off and them his mum arrives (lovely MIL thank goodness).

WeeSooty Mon 17-Dec-12 02:06:04

Pinpan sad sorry your family away. I know the feeling and it sucks. At least you have lovely mil coming soon.

Minisooty is fast asleep but I am wide awake hmm so annoying. Have been doing online shopping from my phone, not a good idea, spending too much money!

Ah lunch was awesome thanks. And bought for me-wo hoo!
pinpan <hugs> where do they live?
Tried bringing bedtime forward last night but only succeeded in inducing a massive cluster feed. Feel hmm because I do it in our bedroom and keep the lights low, which means my evenings are spent in there. I miss my DH, especially as he's now in the spare room

cakes82 Mon 17-Dec-12 12:12:47

Is it worth allowing the cluster feed to take place in the lounge. My DD's cluster feeding seems to coincide with dinner or pudding time and then when she has finished inevitably fallen asleep she goes in bath then bed. I found if I fed her after bath she didn't sleep for as long.

Well, DS slept 3 and a half hours and showed no signs of stirring so instead of thanking god and going back to sleep for a bit I started worrying so woke him up. I am so stupid.

pinpan Tue 18-Dec-12 09:41:55

Thanks elvis. They're in Northumberland. Spoke to them as they passed through Singapore airport, which was fun! Will see them next in August, womble will be huge by then.

Cakes, I do all my evening feeds in the lounge watching tv. I'll stop when she gets predictable enough that there's one short feed and then bed, but don't see the point of hiding away while she's still cluster feeding/generally being a pain. Tonight she is just refusing to go to sleep, sigh.

Doh, HoneyMum! Must confess that I have to go and listen for breathing if I wake in the night and can't hear the womble, but I try not to touch. wink

RunningOutOfIdeas Tue 18-Dec-12 14:57:44

Hello every one. Sorry I have not posted recently. I have had a rotten cold, so has pip and DD1. We are all slowly getting better.

DH will be home on Friday. The last 4 weeks have gone both slowly and fast IYSWIM. DD1 has missed him much more this time than all the other times he has been away. Next year will be hard because he will be away for months, but not until March. So we have the next 2 months all together.

I have to get my arse in gear and book some flights to Oz. I am going to take my DDs to stay with my mum for a month over March / April. It will be good to have the company and help.

8 hours of sleep!!! What is that? I thought I was doing well getting 5 hours occasionally. I suppose I have low expectations because DD1 was such an awful sleeper.

pinpan Tue 18-Dec-12 23:14:24

Womble's long sleeps happened all of a sudden so keep your hopes up! She went from 5 to 8 hours just like that. Hoping it will return after this growth spurt. Got weighed today and she's on the 91st percentile! 13 lb 14 oz - only a couple of pounds off doubling her birth weight and not 3 months old til Sunday. No wonder I'm knackered!

WeeSooty Mon 24-Dec-12 22:09:10

Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas Day! grin

pinpan Tue 25-Dec-12 00:40:59

Merry Christmas everyone! smile

RunningOutOfIdeas Tue 25-Dec-12 09:03:52

Merry Christmas all! I am the only person awake in my house. Can't believe DD1 is still asleep. There is a pile of presents at the end of her bed. I am almost tempted to go and wake her.

Merry Christmas ladies! I thought everyone had banished grin

Thumbwitch Fri 04-Jan-13 09:05:19

Oh I lost you all! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you all, even though it's horribly late! smile

How is everyone doing - how are the sleeping/feeding patterns going?

DS2 is huge - he doubled his birthweight by 9wo, when he had his first jabs (I was a touch late) and must be another lb heavier by now! He's a chunky baby, love him!

I've just done a comparison photo of him and DS1 pulling almost the same face with Daddy on my profile - can't believe the difference in age though!

cakes82 Sat 05-Jan-13 10:12:08

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Thumbwitch Are you on facebook?
Sleeping at night is quite good here naps during day are basically non existant. DD is 13wks old. Wow on weight gain, I can't wait for our LOs to be more mobile and get kinda toned iykwim. DD was double her weight at about 11wks and just starting to outgrow her 0-3mth clothes.

Will have a look at pic

cakes82 Sat 05-Jan-13 10:27:41

Loving the pics on your profile

Thumbwitch Sun 06-Jan-13 02:34:57

I've just read back a way and seen the question about sex/badwifeness - so I will make any/all of you feel better because after DS1 I didn't let DH near me for nearly a year. I thought it was 7m, he says it was nearer 11 and I guess he'd know better, he was the one waiting for it! blush

This time around he says he's resigned himself to never having sex again but I know he's joking - neither of us have great libidos, to be fair, so he'll wait until I give him the green light (whenever that might be) and then we'll probably get into a regular pattern (but knowing us it might only be once or twice a month).

I don't know what I'd do if I had a highly-sexed DH, I have absolutely zero interest. Can't even bring myself to entertain myself, iyswim blush

cakes82 Sun 06-Jan-13 11:21:02

I still can't get my dh to fully understand that I have zero interest...

pinpan Fri 18-Jan-13 07:42:34

Our poor husbands! There's a 21 year old girl in my antenatal coffee group who claims to have been back to 2 or 3 times a week after three weeks. The rest of us just laughed hollowly. grin

RunningOutOfIdeas Fri 18-Jan-13 20:59:51

DH is going to have to wait a while longer too. I had my gall bladder removed yesterday and feel like I have had another c-section only higher up.

cakes82 Sat 19-Jan-13 10:10:23

ah no. Hope you feel better soon. Had you been ill with it or was it unexpected?

RunningOutOfIdeas Sat 19-Jan-13 11:29:13

My gall bladder became infected when I was 8 weeks pregnant last year. Bit scary cos at first the docs thought I had an ectopic pg. A scan showed I little gallstones (charmingly called sludge) so the docs wanted to remove it but needed to wait until after pip was born.

I feel better today than yesterday but it is really frustrating not being able to pick anything up. I feel mostly useless

cakes82 Sat 19-Jan-13 16:00:34

I'm guessing by your c-section comment you had one of those too. You'll get there just as you did after having pip, just give it time and make the best of the forced rest whilst you have the chance. How is pip?

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