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April 2013 - We've all had our babies now. Let the (hard work) fun commence!

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HadALittleFaithBaby Thu 23-May-13 21:35:11

Thought I'd take the liberty of starting a new thread since the last one filled. So mark your places, get comfy and prepare for a few sleepless nights!

In particular we think of Empress and little Sam - hoping and praying he's coming home! smile

Pearpeachplum Tue 09-Jul-13 15:28:58

Mainly on FB now but checking in intermittently. smile

Trishstar Mon 08-Jul-13 11:37:14

started a new thread ladies!

New thread!

Trishstar Mon 08-Jul-13 11:13:18

Morning Amber! Deffo less posts! Think a lot of us use Facebook a lot too, did you join it? Xx

AmberLav Mon 08-Jul-13 09:44:32

Morning all! I'm guessing that either everyone's enjoying the sun, or most Of the babies are sleeping better as the volume of posts have definitely dropped!

I note we are approaching the 1000 mark, so hopefully someone who knows how to start a thread and add links is thinking about starting a new thread (I don't know how to do either!)

Oh well, off to pop E in a cute little outfit suitable for the sun!

catherine19 Sun 07-Jul-13 23:03:41

The squeeze station looks good, but in the review if her lo is only eating out of them how will the learn how to use cutlery but des look good or out and about or just storing. My family hav given me all those tiny containers u get in Tupperware sets but never use!

catherine19 Sun 07-Jul-13 22:55:48

Thank you. First I'd not even thought a bout the fun of a pram in ice or snow!
It's a bit odd with the Barrie dolls as I call them, my frien is lovely but some are her friends are just so hard to get on with. I find them so intimidating, they always seem to look good good and are soo skinny and if anyone not from their group try's to talk to them they tend to shut them out. When I went o my mates hen do, 12 days before ds was due! They were all really nice but then didn't even acknowledge me today!
It turned out not too bad as I ended up getting tipsy with my friends mil!

Dysgu Sun 07-Jul-13 22:46:16

Although I have just added the squeeze pouch stuff thing to DP's wishlist grin

Dysgu Sun 07-Jul-13 22:36:40

Oh dear, Catherine, that seems a bit strange. Feel free to rant about them here!

This weather is quite a challenge, isn't it? I think it is harder to keep a baby cool than it is to keep one warm enough; although newborn babies in the winter can be a challenge too when you are out and about in the snow!

Regarding weaning - a friend was telling me about this which looks interesting. However, if we end up going the puree route it will be normal ice cube trays to begin with.

Trishstar Sun 07-Jul-13 22:25:15

Sorry to hear that Catherine x

catherine19 Sun 07-Jul-13 21:57:15

Not that I'm feeling sorry for myself or anythingn!

catherine19 Sun 07-Jul-13 21:56:44

I'm soo hot! Went to a BBQ at a friend today was worried bout ds getting too hot the whole time! It also didn't help that none of my friends friends talked to me!

Pearpeachplum Sun 07-Jul-13 21:00:07

Thanks Likecandy and user.

He's not a self settler unfortunately. Hope he sleeps throughout tonight.

SneezySnatcher Sun 07-Jul-13 20:20:58

Gosh - weaning talk already! We did a mix of purée and finger foods with DD and will do the same switch H. I found it so stressful though as I have a real fear of choking and I really had to sit on my hands when she would gag!

num3onway Sun 07-Jul-13 19:27:50

For those wanting to make their own purees and not use jars you can buy like large ice cube trays, makes loads and freeze
I did this for eldest two and it was easy to keep on top of

LikeCandy Sun 07-Jul-13 15:34:00

pear 12w was awful for us, I think it was for a good few of the babies on here too! I hope it passes quickly for you!

usernamegoeshere Sun 07-Jul-13 09:18:38

I think there is a growth spurt at 12 weeks, maybe that is it?

Rather than wait for baby to go back to sleep is it possible for you to just put him down & go sleep yourself? I just pop the mobile on (we got the rainforest one love it!) & go back to bed after the 3am feed. Sometimes I get woken up again but usually she just babbles for a bit & goes sleep.

Pearpeachplum Sun 07-Jul-13 07:15:00

I haven't put much thought into weaning just yet. I plan to start puréed fruit when DS is 6 months.

On another note, I've got a problem. DS started sleeping through the night 7-10 hour stretches. Last two nights he wakes up crying for a feed and then won't settle until an hour later. I've put it down to the hot weather so light blanket and sleeveless vest but I haven't had more than 6 hours sleep in 48 hours! I'm Ebf and DS is 12 weeks. Anyone experiencing the same? Any tips?

usernamegoeshere Sat 06-Jul-13 16:50:50

Just been catching up! All this talk of weaning is scaring me, we are only 11 weeks on Monday so have time to get organised. Am planning to start with purée but I still have first time mum illusions of giving baby exclusively home made organic foods and so need a few months to organise menu's etc. the reality will likely be quite different, bit like how I wasn't going to use wipes!

We stopped swaddling about a week ago. We started not reswaddling after the 3am feed then stopped altogether once she was ok with that. Funnily her arm control & startle reflex got much worse right before it much better which is when we stopped swaddling so it might just not be the right time yet.

Very true she's always seemed to put her fists in her mouth it's the chomping on the boob that seems to make me think she's teething as it never used to be uncomfortable now it stings and feels a bit like a bite. I feel a little ridge on her gum but not a complete bump, so maybe a few weeks or a month, but already getting the discomfort (one of my friends babies started the teething type symptoms at 3 months and didn't get teeth til 9 months, eeek).
She also cries when the bottle is put in her mouth sometimes, like it's hurting her. Then when I put a bit of bongela in her mouth she just went straight to sleep.
Had to have her first lot of Calpol yesterday because she was just not taking a bottle because she cried when it touched her mouth, poor little thing.

I am hoping she'll give me a rough indication when she wants to try food. If she's not given that signal by around 6 months, I'll probably try her on pureed, so around Christmas she can try some mashed potato whilst we have our Christmas dinner (she'll be 8 months old, I think?)

Not in any rush for her to get her teeth or wean though, it's lovely whilst they are at this stage! smile

Very true she's always seemed to put her fists in her mouth it's the chomping on the boob that seems to make me think she's teething as it never used to be uncomfortable now it stings and feels a bit like a bite. I feel a little ridge on her gum but not a complete bump, so maybe a few weeks or a month, but already getting the discomfort (one of my friends babies started the teething type symptoms at 3 months and didn't get teeth til 9 months, eeek).
She also cries when the bottle is put in her mouth sometimes, like it's hurting her. Then when I put a bit of bongela in her mouth she just went straight to sleep.
Had to have her first lot of Calpol yesterday because she was just not taking a bottle because she cried when it touched her mouth, poor little thing.

I am hoping she'll give me a rough indication when she wants to try food. If she's not given that signal by around 6 months, I'll probably try her on pureed, so around Christmas she can try some mashed potato whilst we have our Christmas dinner (she'll be 8 months old, I think?)

Not in any rush for her to get her teeth or wean though, it's lovely whilst they are at this stage! smile

photochick Sat 06-Jul-13 12:40:01

beautiful here, in fact its a bit too hot!
DD has also found fists are good for chewing!

Incase this is useful hot weather

num3onway Sat 06-Jul-13 08:48:11

Dsygu did you prefer baby led or purees?
My boys were both weaned on purée

num3onway Sat 06-Jul-13 08:46:34

What a lovely day!
Dd is also becoming a fist chewer!
What is everyone upto today?

Dysgu Sat 06-Jul-13 08:45:44

I am also presuming that E will just let us know when he is ready to start eating! With DD1 we weaned at 17 weeks with purees (as told by HV) and then DD2 reached almost 6 months and was baby led as she just started grabbing stuff. I have not given much thought to weaning E - we are off to the other end of the country in a couple of weeks and I don't really want the faff of food whilst we are away! He seems happy enough with just formula...

He has also discovered his fists and finds them fascinating.

catherine19 Sat 06-Jul-13 08:32:57

My ds has had his had in his mouth pretty much since birth, won't take a dummy though! I've been told to look or apfeel for bumps on gums to show teething. It's odd I'm really excited for teething but also dreading it!
I've been wondering about the cooled water mite see how today goes and try some, I'll see how much weeing goes on!
As for weening my goal is anytime after 4 mths but will talk to hv. As ds was on full amunt of formula, fact with an extra bottle from abiut 8 weeks i thought we'd b earlyDs is big and loves his food but I read something (mite hav been on here) which was very against early weening because of digestive system and rubbished all the theories about weight and being more satisfying etc! So I think I'll just wing it and presume he'll let me no when it's time!

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