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December 2012 - Smiles all round!

(996 Posts)

And the one where Spotty's gang gets some sleep wink

Secondsop Wed 20-Feb-13 08:15:40

* utopian* we went through a phase of Z being just inconsolable in the evenings until he wore himself out and fell asleep. It only lasted a few days though - hopefully it'll pass soon for you. I wonder if it's a phase where they want to stay up because they are learning more, but are too little to do so without getting tired, and they don't know how to deal with it.

utopian99 Wed 20-Feb-13 08:47:55

Could be.. He's finally asleep in my lap but am now downstairs so can't sleep. Thinking I'm just going to ditch pramactive and eat trash and be fat today as am too bloody tired. I'll go jogging tomorrow morning.

EggsMichelle Wed 20-Feb-13 09:26:34

Argh, I hate gaviscon! I made up a bottle to go out with at 7.45, and the gaviscon has thickened the milk it the bottle already and F can't drink it sad

Had a total of 4hrs sleep last night, why at nearly 11wks has he become such a crap sleeper? I'm exhausted!

ISpyPlumPie Wed 20-Feb-13 11:13:39

Just back from baby clinic - 16lb 1oz now, so more than double birth weight. Also seem to be down to just one night feed at 4 am. Got a feeling that there's a growth spurt/sleep regression due soon (he's 12 weeks on Saturday) so prob won't last!

WLmum Wed 20-Feb-13 11:26:10

eggs with dd1 who was ff and had gaviscon I had to give it to her in a separate bottle to avoid thickening! As I'm bfing this time if I'm going out I make up a gaviscon in a small tub and give it to her before a feed - you could make one up and add it to the bottle at the last minute.

In SCBU they always had trouble giving the babies Gaviscon as it use to block the feeding tubes, can you ask for ranitadine instead?

Wow ISpy what a fabulous weight!

utopian99 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:15:39

Morning is going from bad to worse! Knocked a bottle on the floor and had to clean up while O screamed like he'd been abandoned for life. sad Then dropped my phone and broke the screen which will cost £100 to fix. Now been told the sale on a house we're selling is stumbling as the buyer's lender says our tenants (which he's taking on) are students which they're not!

Arghgggggg. I know there are people with far worse problems but this morning I could honestly just give up.

EggsMichelle Wed 20-Feb-13 12:48:21

Utopian I thing you will the prize for shit morning, go have a big brew and biscuit and start your morning again.

Mine strangely improved when my friends very chaotic children found me in wetherspoons a bombarded me with lovely chaos, and didn't notice that F had been sucking the bottle so hard he had drank most of the milk and fallen asleep from exhaustion! At home i normally add the gaviscon at the last minute, havent been out much with FF (normally rely on bf) so will have to bring it and mix it when he needs it. BF while out as well which cheered me up.

He is asleep now, and I'm tackling the epic laundry pile.

Secondsop Wed 20-Feb-13 14:59:09

Utopian sad it's awful when they get all upset like that isn't it. z was like that today - he just couldn't cope without me holding him, and I'm not much good at one handed bottle making.

We're out on a little excursion to the shops as it's a lovely sunny day although deceptively chilly. I finally posted my birth announcement cards - only 11 weeks after the birth... .

Been for 16 week jabs. 3 this time. D was very brave for the first one then when he realised it was happening again (and again) he screamed and had real tears and didn't stop sad

Very, very green poo confused

MaMaPo Wed 20-Feb-13 20:09:23

Oh honey. I found C's jabs really awful too.

Another day of a baby who won't sleep except in my arms. Bit less crying though - and she sat in her bouncy chair long enough for me to prep stir fry for dinner. Good girl.

WLmum Wed 20-Feb-13 20:10:12

Poor baby honey - don't you just feel so awful knowing it's coming. Dd hers next week and even though she's my 3rd so been through lots of jabs etc, I know I'll cry. She was just crying getting ready for bed and I was welling up! Such a softie - and v tired!

IsThatTrue Wed 20-Feb-13 21:22:55

DS2 went down in his Moses at 7.30 and he's still there. I will get him up when we go to bed and he will feed again and then go down. He's still up 2-4 times from midnight but he's definitely got the evenings sorted now. I know I should be greatful but it does make me very sad to not be able to sit cuddling him.

I popped out to pick dd and ds1 up earlier and apparantly he started screaming the moment I left, so 25 minutes of pure screamy baby for DH. When I came back he did say 'how the hell do you deal with this all day?' and I do it while working too . So when I went to tesco for bread and milk I picked up a few cartons of formula for those moments. DH has also been completely shock at how often DS feeds during the day, every 60-90 mins.

I hope your day got better utopian

honey I'm not looking forward to ds2s jabs. The big dcs weren't that bothered by them whereas he was really upset and didn't trust me for days after! sad

Gosh I'm tired, bedtime me thinks!

The 8 weeks an 12 weeks ones didn't seem to phase him but the 16 week ones have really upset him.

DH and me have just agreed to start trying for number 2 at the end of this year...

WLmum Wed 20-Feb-13 22:22:26

I feel the same isthat - happy to be getting a bedtime and some evening back but I do miss her in the eve. Same as happy that she now sleeps in her cot but I do miss her next to me. At the moment I feel like I'm just trying to drink in and hold onto every moment because I know she's my last and I'll never have this again. Wish I could bottle it. Not helped by watching obem!

DH still at work and big 2 are having a sleepover at grannies - just me and sleeping dd3 - bit lonely!

WLmum Wed 20-Feb-13 22:24:59

Good for you honey - bit jealous! But I've had my share (and am v grateful for them as there was a time it looked like we might not be able to have any)

So we're going to put DS into his cot in his own room for the first time tonight confused He is too big for his Moses basket now and no room in our room for his cot. Have bought a baby monitor which DH has been playing with all night like a walkie talkie. Fx all goes well...

Argh ds has started refusing a bottle. What a waste of my milk too sad

PurplePidjin Thu 21-Feb-13 02:26:22

Spotty, it freezes for 6 months. Keep it for making porridge etc when he's weaning smile

MaMaPo Thu 21-Feb-13 02:31:39

And spotty, he may be having a fussy time and will come back to the bottle.

Hello Pidj - feel like I haven't seen you in a while. How's your partner doing?

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