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Saturday, November 9th 2013, 4:05pm

What's the abs and squats challenge? I so need to exercise. Im creeping up to the weight I was full term!
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Saturday, November 9th 2013, 10:55pm

Buzzbee it's free aps I downloaded each day it tells u how many squats to do and what ab exercises, doesn't take too long so can be done easily when babies are napping or in bed or even if they are happily playing

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Saturday, November 9th 2013, 11:05pm

Thanks so much for all your good wishes, moogle, heather, net, sasha, bb.

Ds2 and I arrived home from hospital yesterday. Such a relief to be home and reunited with ds1. As dh is away my dad has come to help and play, which is a lovely treat, as I had thought I'd be in my own this weekend.

Ds seems to have recovered well from the meningitis. It was caused by the enterovirus, which in older children and adults is just a straightforward cold. It's the most common cause of meningitis in babies and, thankfully, is not as dangerous as bacterial (or viral when cause by herpes virus, which is bad too apparently).

Bb, the only real indicator that he wasn't well was his super high temperature, which came on extremely quickly. I wasn't able to record the temp as I couldn't get my thermometer to work but he felt like he'd just come straight out of the oven. Then when I arrived at the out of hours gp (it was by then after midnight), his skin was sort of mottled (not a rash, more like the way pale skin looks straight out of a dip in the cold sea). I didn't realise but apparently that mottled look is a sign a baby is fighting an infection. So when she saw that the doctor sent us straight to the hospital so ds could be seen by paediatric doctors and given tests to determine the source. There were also some moments when ds's cries sounded a bit different to normal, but that was after we were admitted. So really the only sign was his temperature and I'm so glad I just hopped in the car straight away. As it turned out, it was not so serious as it might have been but I am so glad all the same that we didn't hang about.

So now that we are over that medical drama, we are left with the concern over his craniosynostosis / scaphocephaly. Ive been reading up on it and joined some support groups on Facebook. But I am going to try not to dwell on it too much until we get out cons appt and know exactly what we are dealing with.

Good to read all your updates, you guys. Sorry not to do personals again but I'm whacked and am going to get some kip now.

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Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 9:13pm

Hi girls

Sasha, I've downloaded an abs challenge now too I'll join you starting tomorrow :winking:

BeeS I'm sorry to hear about your son, you must have been so worried. Good to hear he's getting better though, poor wee cherub. I hope you're doing ok yourself now too x

Buzzbee, your routine and LO sound lovely, we seem to wave from a few nights of one feed then back to 3 per night, but like you he doesn't really stir just fed and sleeping again. Good that she's sleeping in her crib sometimes, that'll make things much easier for you. I'm toying with the idea of formula feeding, maybe when my DP or MIL feeds him? I'm finding it difficult to keep up with expressing now so might try that soon too.

Heather it sounds like your girls are getting on well at pre-school. I have no idea what the curriculum would be but socialisation is quite a skill so I guess it makes sense that it's the first thing they all learn.

Moogle, I hope you're enjoying your holiday, where did you go?

Net, sorry to hear you don't like the Vicar that'll (hopefully) be doing the baptism. Did you get it all organised?

Sorry I can't see any further back, and my brain is a sieve and can't remember what everyone else posted!

AFM we had a in few day away in a beautiful house with lovely sea views not far from Stranraer. It wasn't quite the relaxing retreat we'd hoped for as R was unsettled in the evenings not going down before midnight every night, making him super grouchy in the evenings. Back home and he fell asleep at 6:45, 3 feeds during the night and not up till 8, typical! He's been out of sorts the last couple of weeks though, I think maybe he's had a bug?? He's been grizzly and crying until I pick him up....he normally only cries momentarily for food, sleep or entertainment....not really sure what's been going on but it's tiring I can tell you! I've been a bit under the weather too, I've had mastitis, really achy all over with a very very painful breast. I was surprised as I didn't seem to have any lumps and I'm still spurting milk but then over night one side went solid and all red. I'm on day 2 of antibiotics, so feeling more like myself again. Fingers crossed it won't happen again.

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 9:14am

Thought I'd post while DD is asleep. I decided to place my previous nights pyjama top in her crib for her to lie on and she has been sleeping peacefully in the crib since I got up at 6:15am with DH and DS!! It must be the smell of breast milk rather than body scent as it never worked with DS putting my clothes in his cot. Maybe this is the way forward for getting her to settle in her crib at night and sleep in it all night rather than in bed with me?! ?o(

DS has had a chest infection and I'm not sure if DD has picked it up but she is certainly full of a cold and has been a bit unsettled lately. Daytime naps are a battle. I have been doing PUPD (not sure if she is too young for this) but it's the only way to get her to eventually nod off. She never falls to sleep peacefully, she always cries and I don't like to leave her so end up doing whatever I can to try and help her sleep. I even put her in the crib with the black out blind down and peace and quiet but she still cries. I do my best to help encourage her to sleep but she just always seems to cry. I can be cuddling her on the sofa and she will be happy and content and you'd think she'd happily fall into a lovely sleep in my arms but nope she gets fidgeting and starts fussing and then wails!! I don't think I am overstimulating her as I watch clock so always try and ensure I put her down to sleep before she gets overtired - I check the wake times on the various websites especially BW.

Anyway, apart from this she is still absolutely gorgeous and I love her to bits! I think I have adopted the attachment parenting style too with out night time regime of feeding and sleeping together. I do secretly love it but I know it can't continue and I need to get DH to try and put her to bed as up until now I have always done it. The problem is she has always gone to bed on the breast and cuddling me so it may be a hard habit to break. Any tips welcome.

EE - ouch to having mastitis. How did you get that? Has that affected BF being on antibiotics? I have been giving DD a bottle of formula a day for the past week. Some days she takes it great and others she fusses. I plan to increase it to 2 bottles a day by weekend although it is meaning more explosive poos! Had to bath her twice yesterday. I have been giving her Aptimal. She seems to prefer the cartons to the powder but it's cheaper in the long run to use powder. She also likes it warmed a little. If you express I have read you can mix formula with breastmilk and gradually increase the formula. I was reading wearning tips yesterday. You could maybe try this rather than just going straight onto formula.

Bee - how is the youngest now? Sorry to hear that you have this other worry about his skull. I do hope he is OK. How has your eldest been since you got home? Is DH home yet?

Sasha - what's the name of the app? Is it free? I really need to sort my diet before I start doing ab exercises as I have jelly belly and DH tells me I need to lose that before starting tummy exercises as it won't benefit. I understand his point. It's just so hard to diet at this time of year. I've been out walking though as much as I can and I have a double buggy and sometimes pick DS up from nursery and the journey home is uphill, which is really hard with them both in the pram but great for my thighs LOL!

Best go, I think DD is finally stirring from her long lie in.

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 10:34am

Morning girls

Buzzbee is a 30 day abs challenge I found it under the fitness bit on apps and yes it's free so even better, my ds was the same with naps and eventually we/he decided he likes to nap in a bed, I've no idea why he's just always hated the cot during the day, I used to put him in the pram in the house and push it up and down, he would last maybe 20-30 min, one day I wasn't well and had ds on my own so I had no choice but to take him back to bed with me and he slept for 2 hours couldn't believe it, he goes to his cot at night with no issues, he still fights sleep during the day but were down to one nap now so I just persevere

My ds is also loaded with the cold, he coughed what felt like all night last night but woke up happy so that's the main thing

Saw a house with Christmas decorations up the other day, it's far to early for me the earliest I will accept is the 1st dec and even that's too
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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:16am

Now this could be a complete fluke but I have just put DD down for a nap in her crib upstairs (we have a crib in our bedroom) and she has gone to sleep! There was little fuss as I took her up after an hour of being awake, which is when she starts showing tired signs. She cried at first as I put her on her back which she doesn't appear to like so I picked her up, nursed her and gave her a little more breast milk (she'd had 1 ounce formula when she woke before followed by breast milk as she was fussing on the bottle again). Anyway, after she settled I placed her back in the crib on her front and after a bit of fussing and whinging (not crying) she fell asleep! I also had Ewan the Sheep playing but not sure if that annoyed her as when I switched it off she then fell asleep.

This was half an hour ago and since then she has let out a couple of cries but I am ignoring unless she screams. She usually lets out a cry in the first hour of nodding off, it's just whether it escalates.

Could the PJ top be settling her?! She is crying again now but it's not a proper cry, more like she is trying to self soothe. I really would love for her to go to sleep in her crib upstairs in the day and all night with little fuss. xfingers Wish me luck!

Cheers Sasha. Will check out those apps. My DS has had a terrible cough. We elevated his mattress by putting a pillow underneath and it seems to have helped. He too wakes up happy, it's just worse at night I guess because they're lay down and the mucus sits on their chest. I also heard rubbing Vicks on the soles of their feet helps. I use Snuffle Babe on DS but didn't notice a difference but others swear by it.

She's stopped crying. Please please please let this be the way forward with her naps. I expect her to cry and fuss sometimes but when it's a daily battle it is very draining and frustrating.

Just about to read the instructions for the video monitor I got as think it's now time to set it up if she will be sleeping in another room from me during the day. We have one for DS which we still use as I like to check if he has climbed out of bed, which he never does bless him - yet!

Oh wait she's letting out a cry again. I have a BT monitor but I prefer a video one to check how they're lay and if a cover has gone over them.
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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 2:17pm

Hi folks

Not posted for a bit but still having my daily battle with Isla and her day naps!!! Stil only going for 20-30 mins at a time so i just cant do anything some days. She has just fed and is screaming in her bouncy chair just now, she's been really clingy for a few days and i'm not sure what's going on with her.

Anyway, furiously typing now as she is really distresed. Sorry for not doing any personals but i just dont have time. Just wanted to ask a couple of breast feeding questions. Do your LO's have spells where they feed really frequently? Isla is feeding roughly every 2 hours for the last day. I know it can happen during growth spurts but she seems to do it every couple of weeks for a couple of days. Also, do your lo's have a particular feeding pattern or are most of you demand breast feeding? Ok have to go as she is absolutely screaming now sometimes that's all i want to do :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 2:32pm

Hi RG

I demand feed but have been trying to get her to go at least 2 hours between feeds. It varies each day though, some days an hour, sometimes up to 4 depending on how long she has napped. I wish I had a set routine as I thrive on it as much as babies do.

Have you tried putting one of your tops in Isla's basket? Honestly I swear it works. I don't wear a bra in bed at night so leak milk on my PJ top - gross I know but I find a bra in bed too uncomfortable. She has just gone down for her 2nd nap of the day in the crib with little fuss - lay on my PJ top! I've basically put the crib mattress through it so it's snug around the mattress and doesn't gather up. I plan to make this a routine now and keep doing it for naps. I know it won't work all the time but hopefully she will start to get the message that this is where she sleeps.

If you've tried this and exhausted all other options you may just have a cat napper. Hopefully as she gets older she'll have longer naps but maybe just 1 or 2 a day. How is she in the car seat now?

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 2:56pm

Ok, try again. I've popped her in bed and now she is crying through the monitor but is settling down at last. Buzzbee, i'm afraid if Isabella is anything like Isla these longer naps will be flukes and by tomorrow she will be back to 20-30 minutes at a time. I truly hope not though. :) I reckon it all catches up with Isla and about once every 10 days she will have a really long nap (morning or afternoon) because she is just so friggin tired. She's still good most nights though so it's not like she's not getting any sleep bless her, she's just nosey and doesn't want to miss a thing. I think she is a cat-napper. I have also tried putting a top in with her, it worked once but never again after that. It was my HV who has made me paranoid about the feeding as she reckons at Isla's age, she should be going longer between feeds but she is still diddy and only 11lb 5oz and i think she just likes to feed little and often.

Sasha, i totally agree about xmas decs, dont really want to see houses all decorated till at least the 10th Dec.

EE, hope you are feeling much better. What is the cause of mastitis? Let me know once you are both fighting fit again and we'll get together for coffee.

Bee, what a horrid time you've had hun, glad you're all home safe and sound and lo is mending.

I'm so sorry i cant see any further back so will say hello to you all :hi:

Well, you can probably see from my previous post that i am stressing about everything still!!! Chatted with my GP and i think i'm going to start on a low dose of anti-depressants as i'm still all over the place. Just so up and down it's ridiculous and it cant be good for Isla either so i reckon a more level-headed mummy might equal a happier Isla. I'm so bloody anxious my teeth hurt because i clench my jaw all day and night. We're pretty sure things wouldn't be so bad if we hadn't suffered the loss of our precious Evie and i'm just struggling with feelings of guilt and generally not coping with situations that wouldn't have phased me in the past. I lost all my confidence when we lost Evie and none of it seems to have come back, i stupidly thought it would when Isla was here. I've been putting on my brave mask for too long and it's time for some happy pills now, think i deserve them. :yes:

Well, she's crying again. that lasted about 10 mins :rant:

Love to you all and i may wait and post when i feel a bit more positive.

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 3:13pm

Hi girls,

I'm feeling much much better today thanks for asking, antibiotics have kicked in and my breast is softer and not all red anymore. Yes I could continue BF it's recommended to help push through any blocked ducts and make sure the milk supply stays. I don't really know why it happens, and to be honest I didn't see it coming, I didn't have any lumps just started to feel like I was getting a bad cold/flu, then woke up a few days later with a really sore breast. It had been spurting milk the day before so I didn't think it was mastitis, but I guess there are loads of ducts in each breast. Anyway it went very hard very quickly, but all good again now just a little tender :goodnews:

Rally, I've been feeding on demand and like you some weeks it's every 2 hours, sometimes 1.5 hours, then others he feeds ever 3-4 hours. I thought it was linked to growth spurts or just naturally being more hungry one week over the next. I have to say last week he was really grouchy, crying loads and feeding every 2 hours, not going to bed until midnight then feeding 2 hourly during the night. I'm think he might have been fighting an infection as he slept well last night and has only had 2 feeds so far today, 9am and 1pm. Could Isla be fighting something off? Has she had her immunisations recently...I can't remember when you said she last had one. Like you say in your last post, maybe she's just a party queen and doesn't want to miss anything :winking: I'm so glad you went to your GP as you planned, it's quite normal for you to be anxious you've been through so much and had your heart broken, it's understandable that you worry and over think things. Seeing you and Isla together, you're clearly a great Mum; her smiles show that she loves you and is quite content. Hang in there lovely, let's meet for coffee soon and maybe a walk. I'll text you. I hear there's a little cafe in Tayport that's nice we could walk round the harbour then warm up with coffee and cake blowkiss

Oh that's R waking up, he's managed 45 mins...not sure what happened to his 2 hour naps I've not seen them in about 2 weeks?

Thanks for the BF/formula mix tips Buzzbee x

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 3:37pm

Thank you EE and Buzzbee, i feel much better knowing your LO's eat more frequently too. My HV is lovely but when she says these things it does make me worry. Isla is still following the 9th centile beautifully so i'm not really worried about her weight gain but i keep listening to (well intentioned) advice and not trusting my own instincts, something to do with my absolute lack of confidence i think.

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:02pm

Hi girls

Just a quick post Rg I just wanted to send you a :hugs: your doing a great job and it's normal to worry and get anxious, you have been through so much over and above so it's perfectly normal to be feeling this way and putting a brave face or a difficult situation takes it's till after a while, your doing the right thing seeing your gp

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:15pm

RG if you ever need to chat PM me, I've been on anti-D since DS was 6months old (just coming off them now!!) I felt such a failure for needing them, well not them.. Just something!! If that makes sense!!!
I like you was so anxious all the time about every little thing.. And didn't have any faith in my own desicions regarding my son, so like you just listened to others all the time!!!! I went to see a counsellor and she helped no end!!! Obviously everything with little Evie is still very raw, and will always be apart of you. There is no shame in asking for help, Isla will want her mummy to be happy... Through everything I went through I look back now and it just makes me smile because although I was going to hell and back in my head, my little boy was happy all the time!!!!
I'm sure Isla is too :) She just obviously loves her mummy cuddles to much to want to go to sleep a lot!!!
It is such a cliche but this time really does go so fast, enjoy every second!!!
I still hate to this day that I kind of blinked and missed his first few months because I was so wrapped up in my own head, I wish I had gone to the doctors sooner!!!

Good luck hun and please do PM me!!!!

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Thursday, November 14th 2013, 10:10am

RG - just wanted to echo what the others have said. You're doing a great job and if you need happy pills to help get you through the first difficult months - which they are because being a parent to a newborn is (I think) the hardest job in the world. We are trying to understand this little human and do what's best for them and it takes time to get to know each other and know our childs needs. Understandably too after what you have been through with Evie. I can't even begin to imagine that heartache.

I think I am the only person out of my close friends who hasn't been on anti depressants, and I am not saying that to boast, just to show how common it actually is and it is not something to be ashamed about if you need a little pick me up. There have been days when I have wondered if I have needed to see the doc as I have felt like crying because DD has been crying and the sound really grinds you doesn't it and you feel helpless when you can't soothe them but when they're overtired they are so hard to settle aren't they?

I really hope the tablets help and you can start to enjoy being a mum. :hugs: :xxx3:
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Thursday, November 14th 2013, 8:34pm

Hi everyone blowkiss

RG I'm so pleased you are getting some tablets to help you through. Parenthood to truly a really difficult job which no one is ever prepared for until it happens. With losing Evie it really is not surprising that you're finding it hard to trust your instincts. She's til so young that one day you'll just know what you're doing. There are days with L that I just don't know what's wrong if she's off form. With them not able to tell us if they are feeling poorly or teething so sometimes it's just some calpol, teething gel and lots of walking about.

I would say too if you think she's not well at times then take her to GP. I've had to happen with all three girls that they've been grizzly for a few days or whatever but no temp etc and have taken to doc. They always say if there's no temp then they won't have an infection and some of times there have been bad ear/throat/Utis. Not everytime I do say and they've had a virus or nothing obviously wrong but I believe it's better getting them checked out if if carries on for a few days!!

Remember you know you're baby better than anyone else and there is no formula. Every baby is different. Hope the tablets help soon and you start to enjoy what is an amazing journey with your child xxx

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Friday, November 15th 2013, 2:26pm

Hi lovely ladies, sorry no time for proper post just now, just want to drop off some huge :hugs: for you Rally hun, really glad you've had a chat with the GP and yes you definitely deserve this wee helping hand. You're doing a grand job, and Isla's bonny big smiles are telling that story for sure! Like the other girls, I am here for you too - let's get these wee rainbows together sometime :heart: xxxx

Re: feeding, I'm still BFing on demand and we still have no proper schedule - we average about 6 feeds a day, but K fed 9 times on Monday 8| but only 5 on Tuesday this week!

I hope everyone else is good and your LO's are doing fine. BeeS, been thinking about you and your little guy, hope he's recovering well xxx
Love to all xxxx

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Saturday, November 16th 2013, 2:45pm

Hi everyone sorry not much time so just a quick one!

bees so sorry to hear bout ur lil one bet it was terrifying!

rallygirl big massive hugs to u its completely understandable that u feel like that! i know its not quite the same but when i had my first mc at 15 wks it felt like a stillbirth to me at the time as it was a proper little baby and was alot bigger than u would expect at 15 weeks and i never came out my house for a year because i was so depressed and when we finally got preg after the docs/midwives etc were saying things like i see u have a past of mental health problems and my response was anybody that has been through that would be severely depressed and i would be more worrolied if they didnt as would show they had no heart. i know it isnt the same as what u went through but just wanted to let u know it is completely normal to feel the way you are xxxx

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Saturday, November 16th 2013, 5:23pm

Rally, if you read my diary from when my ds was that age I was exactly the same...i am on the happy tablets too after this lastest loss...I put on a brave face for too long too. I am always here if you want a chat

Hello to everyone else, sorry can't chat as I have a poorly boy again!!!

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Saturday, November 16th 2013, 9:30pm

So nice to see this is where you are all hanging out!

Louise - hope your little one is better soon, not nice when they are poorly.

RG - My Midiwfe told me that 80% of women suffered with anxiety of some sort after having a baby. With N I'd say it lasted 4 months. I wouldn't have said it was depression, I was just anxious that I was doing everything for the best and I suppose I was struggling with not a lot of family support as we were abroad. This time I've been so much more chilled out, but I do think my mental health isn't the best at the moment. Not to go on about me, but to show you, that you aren't alone and we understand. RE: feeding I'm feeding on demand and have a hungry boy, so feel like he's never off the boob! I won't be feeding him the 11 months I fed N! Do have confidence as you are her mummy and know her best. Remember she hasn't don't this before, so doesn't know any different! That used to make me feel better!

Hello to everyone else and hoping to be on a bit more often! I actually wrote a big long post of personals but my iPad crashed and I lost it!

All is well with us, although I've found life with two quite hard! It is def getting easier as A's reflux eases and N gets bigger and more independent. A is still on 2 medications a day, but that is down from 6 so he's much better. He actually slept from 7-7 last night and I woke him this morning!! He's done that twice this week, so going in the right direction! N has been giving me more bother than A as she's scared from the wind, which wakes her! She's been coming into me for snuggles as DH is away! We are very use with classes, socialising and general life! I'm taking N out of nursery, just for a few months i think initially, various reasons, but to compensate am getting a cleaner! I wouldn't change it for the world, but being a stay at home mum isn't the easy option! Enjoying being at home, but the weather is hideous! Xxx

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Monday, November 18th 2013, 10:18am

Hi ladies

Hope you're well.

Quick question re naps - how often does your LO nap and for how long? Naps are a battle with DD and she cries no matter what. She does eventually fall to sleep but it can take up to an hour trying to encourage her to sleep. I do place her in the crib but she screams so I find myself rocking and shhhing on and off until she eventually falls asleep.

Anyway, she is asleep now after a bit of a cry and nursing. She fell to sleep at 9:15am. Would you leave her to sleep for as long as she wants or would you wake her after an hour or so? I do want to get some sort of routine established soon and thinking 3 naps a day, with an hour in the morning, a 2 hour one over lunch and an hour in the afternoon around 4pm, would be perfect and which will hopefully help the witching hours. Do I need to start setting a routine for her naps so wake her and then try and encourage her to nap again at lunchtiime and so on?

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Monday, November 18th 2013, 3:08pm

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely words. It looks like I'm fishing for sympathy but I'm honestly not, just felt I needed to explain why I'm not much good at offering support just now. I will be back when my meds have settled and who knows, maybe Isla will start having slightly longer naps if she has a more chilled-out mummy?

I can't really help Buzzbee I'm afraid, Isla usually doesn't have too much trouble falling asleep, she just doesn't stay asleep. I'd leave Isabella to sleep as long as she wants if I were you unless of course you're going out and need to wake her. But I guess I'm saying that cos I have an LO who doesn't sleep long and I'd love it if she did so would never wake her till she was ready.

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Monday, November 18th 2013, 6:37pm

Hello ladies

Sorry I apologise now for lack of personals, I will come back later and do them. Myself, DH and DD have had norovirus and only feeling semi human again today after getting ill Thursday night. I have never felt so ill! It's been so hard caring for DD feeling like this, then she started throwing up and having diarrhoea. She's so tiny I'be been very anxious about dehydration and have been syringing diyroloite into her every 15 mins. My milk supply virtually dried up due to not eating for a few days and DD still refused a bottle so it was such a battle getting fluid into her. I dialled 111 and was told if get a call back in an hour. Five hours later they called!!! Helpful advice but still.....

Anyway we are the other side of it now I hope. Not a few days I would wish to repeat. And can I just add DH was a total wuss with it and just curled up in bed leaving me to deal with DD! Men!

Hope you are all well. Briefly , BB I would leave DD to nap at this age as long as she needs. Maybe try a routine when she's a little older? Mind you I am just not a routine girl and have always demand fed and be led by DD for naps and bedtime so probably not best person to ask!!

RG I'm glad you went to see your doctor and hope the medication works soon for you. Xxxx

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Monday, November 18th 2013, 9:18pm

Hello all

Between us and our babes we have a real collection of ailments in here at the moment, don't we?! EE, hope the mastitis is clearing well. Net, how rotten about the novo virus - and naughty dh! And RG, well done for making the move to get treatment. You absolutely deserve that bit of help to feel more settled. It is no wonder that life feels wobbly after losing a precious little one. As the others have said, I am certain you're already a fantastic Mummy but feeling more balanced will hopefully mean you can believe that as well as be told it!!! Huge hugs to you. And to everyone who's feeling under the weather.

BB, I've always been one to leave babies to sleep as long as they want, and i had an erratic napper and night waker in my ds1. Too early to tell yet with ds2. But my sister used to wake her daughter (now nearly four) from virtually every sleep - naps and night-time alike - to follow a strict routine and she has always slept brilliantly! Make of that what you will... !! I don't think there's one best way of doing these things - choose what you think will beat suit your family then test it out on Isabella and see if she agrees!

Hello AG! Two is tough isn't it? You're further in than me and I guess it changes all the time as the little ones change and develop but I do find it hard work. I am torn between longing to have ds1 in nursery sometimes to give me a break and feeling hugey lucky that we can have so much delicious time together.

DS1 was a bit of a blighter for a few days after my latest hospital stay with ds2, understandably. He really knows how to push my buttons these days. I am usually very calm and have never before felt genuinely cross with him until the last few weeks. Now when he plays up I feel properly angry sometimes, which in turn makes me feel terrible! He has been through such a lot at such a young age I hate giving him a hard time. But of course I can't just ignore bad behaviour or i guess we will end up with a real terror. He's not that bad really but we've had some crazy moments - he had two minutes (literally) on his own downstairs first thing one morning and I came down to find the oven door open, fan set to 200*, and five potatoes, a couple of trains, a bus and his igglepiggle roasting away on the middle shelf... Ds1 himself was sitting calmly on the sofa reading a book...

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Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 12:13am

Bee - I can totally relate to what you are saying and you sound just like me! What age is your DS1? It helps me to remember that life is a science experiment for our littlies - they aren't really being bad, they just want to know how everything works. I think I've over parented my DD1 and with stuff she hasn't been old enough to understand properly. I went through a stage of panicking that I didn't want her to be badly behaved and got myself overly stressed with myself and her. I think we all do it! Now I'm much more chilled and in turn, so is she! I ignore lots, make fun of situations, distract and deal firmly with anything that will bring harm to her or others. Are you on my Facebook?

Net - pleased to hear you are all through the worst of it! Get fully better soon!

RG - you would never fish for sympathy, please don't ever think we would think that! We are your friends and are here for you always. I think there is a real difference between girls and boys. N was exactly like Isla was. She fall asleep on me, I'd out her down and 10 mins later she would be up! That's when I started the long walks and it really got her into the habit of sleeping at 10 and 2 everyday.

Buzz - Bee has offered some excellent advice. To be honest I think it comes down to the child. Maybe you are trying to settle her too early? Give her more stimulation and that might tire her out and then out her down later maybe? I will be honest with you and say that I'm not sure we can decide their napping routine, but maybe people do that! I would never have been able to with my two! Although, I walked with N to get her in the habit of falling asleep and for longer periods. She always had 2 big naps, one at 10 and the other at 2. Then she would go down at 7. A on the other hand is such a sleepy baby. I'm a bit worried he's sleeping too much actually, but he's always been quite sleepy. He's been sleeping 7-7 these past 3 nights, gets up between and then is sleeping again between 9 and 11/12 ish. Afternoons he cat naps more with maybe a couple of shorter sleeps and then he's down for 7. Personally, wouldn't wake mine, but its a personal thing. I think they are quite clever at knowing what they need. N is always more unsettled at night if she's not had enough sleep in the day and I figure they will sleep what they need. But again, there are different ways of doing things and you need to find what works for you and baby. N always fed to sleep Until she was almost a year, but A has been self soothing for months. Just put him in the cot and he plays and then sleeps. He's only been like that since the reflux started getting better though. The difficult thing is that one thing doesn't often work for another. What about doing EASY routine with her. Eat, activity, sleep, YOU (as if we have time !!!) Good luck with whatever you decide and let us know how it goes!

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Anyone have any advice regarding my 2 year old? She's discovered she can get out her bed, so settling her is a nightmare. You know the way. She's out of bed, I take her back, etc, etc. She finally settles and then is waking around 10, and usually will resettle, but wake again around midnight and won't settle unless I take her beside me. I think she's either having night terrors or is afraid of the wind, which is loud where we live. It's beautiful, but very exposed! Dh is away too, which she is more aware of now! Part of me is saying that this is what she needs just now, so give it to her until she is more confident. I've thought that with her on other things and the stage has always passed. But part of me worries that she's getting too used to coming in with me. DH will have to sort it out when he gets home I think! What would you do? She's hysterical if I leave her and I just can't leave her that upset. Maybe I should put a little lamp in her room? She has a gro clock and light up peppa pig, so its not completely dark. She's snoring away next to me just now, which I love, but I don't want to do what isn't right for her. Hard isnt it!! Xxx

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Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 8:08am

Hi all! More illness here too I'm afraid! Ds has had s and d bug again!! Three times in less than three weeks. I took him to the doctors and they are testing his poo (nice!) to check him out. Probably just bad luck either that or he is having something at nursery that upsets him (it's every weekend after nursery) or he just keep catching it! Otherwise we are all good
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Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 12:56pm

:hi: ladies...

so sorry i have only just gotten on again, i am useless :(
and its another flying visit cos my lunch time if coming to an end now iv caught up :(

basically... S is ill AGAIN :-( :thumbdown: :pinch:
Sick of it now!! I know she is more susceptible to things being in nursery etc but why is she getting major things?

In sept she had a stomach bug worse than the norovirus? Before she started nursery and we didnt know anybody who has this virus?
And now she has something similiar again?? Was projectile vomiting everywhere thursday evening and through the night - thank god she sleeps on her front!!! Since friday its just diarrhoea which I can handle as its only 2/3 times a day unlike last time she had that bug!
But she isn't herself.. whingey and clingy... 1 min playing with her toys, the next crying :(
Give me strength!! And she always gets them the weeks OH is working away too :pinch: :sleeping:

Other than that things are good! Lol
Hope you ladies are okay, and BeeS I'm sooooo glad DS2 is okay after the meningitis scare!!

That reminds me! Thursday evening scarlett had a big rash down her left arm!
She normally gets rashes when she is fighting off a viral infection - next day this has gone invisible but if you stroke your hand over you can feel scabs!
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Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 9:36pm

Hi girls, oh dear so many poorly sick babas and mums :sniff:

Amyeliz, sounds like a visit to the GP might be a good idea, poor Scarlett sounds like she's had a really tough time, you too x

AG it's lovely to hear from you. I don't have any advice for you with Nora, but I'm sure as always someone will help out x

BeeS, I know playing with the oven isn't good, but it did make me giggle. AG is right life in one big science experiment! I'm sure you're not creating a terror but it must be hard on you. My mastitis has cleared thankfully it was not a pleasant few days x

Net, sorry to hear your whole household has been I'll. 5 hours is outrageous! I hope you're all getting stronger x

Rally, I've sent you a wee text, but remind me what days are best for you and lovely Isla for us to meet up x

Buzbee, I'm like the others, I would leave baby to nap as long as he needs. I've not been great at getting a nap routine, some days he just seems more tired than others and naps longer. Like AG he naps for longer when we're out walking, so I try to get a good 1-2 hour walk in every day. Sometimes he sleeps sometimes he doesn't. Some days it's just not practical to walk and he cat naps for about 30-45 mins. It would be easier for us to be in a routine...maybe when he's older.

AFM we started Water Babies last week, R and I really enjoyed it. It's already given me a huge burst of confidence holding him in a swim position the water, and he already got dunked under!

Super tired today and I just have a funny feeling that R is going to want a few feeds to tonight so I'm off to bed. Love to you all and your lovely babies and LOs xxx

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Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 9:16am

Cheers for the advice re naps. I personally prefer routine so hopefully as she gets older we can get one established as I really do believe they thrive on it. DS had a routine, I just can't for the life of me remember how old he was when we started one, maybe 5 - 6 months. He was bottle fed and I do think it's easier to set a routine as when you are BF on demand it kind of buggers everything up LOL!

Sorry to hear we have lots of poorly babies in the thread and Net too. That norovirus is nasty. Amy my DS got lots of nasty bugs and infections in his first year at nursery, not nice for us but great for building up their immune system. I definitely would go to the docs, best to be safe than sorry. I took DD last week to double check she hadn't caught the chest infection DS had. I suspected she didn't but just wanted to be sure.

EE - I can't wait to take DD swimming. She has her 12 week jabs next week so if I remember rightly they can go after those can't they?

AG - DS went through a long phase of waking in the night, at first it was night terrors but it quickly became a habit I think. We did bring him into our bed but as my pregnancy neared the latter stages we knew we had to stop him coming in with us as it wouldn't have been practical with a baby in the room too. So we set up a little bed next to his and if he woke we would go in and stay with him to reassure him and when he fell asleep we would leave the room or we would just fall asleep too. It took a while, probably a good month or so, but now he sleeps through great and when he does wake he doesn't require us to stay with him, just a kiss and a cuddle and he feels reassured. I think by stopping bringing him into our room and staying with him in his room we did teach him that his bedroom is a safe place to be and nothing to be scared of. He also has a gloworm which he finds very reassuring. He still has the occasional middle of the night wake up. If DH is away for the night and DS has woken and DD is asleep in her crib I leave her and go and reassure him and tuck him back in, more often than not that's enough but if he lets out a cry I stay in his room and if DD has stirred I tell him I am just going to see to the baby and I'll be back soon and if she needs feeding I take her in DS's room to feed her or sometimes if DS hasn't moaned after I have left the room I wait a few minutes and he usually falls back to sleep without needing me there. I have a video monitor which helps as I can see if he is sat up or not. Usually with a night terror he is still lay down and if we go in we can sometimes make him worse as he is still asleep and when he wakes and sees us it scares him even more so we now wait to see if he sits up and/or if he shouts mummy or daddy. I think if DD wasn't here I would've happily let him come into our bed for longer.

One thing I have learnt from asking for advice on these threads is that you have to do what is best for you and your circumstances but it's nice to hear how others do things.

Well DD napped rubbish yesterday, the most being 45 minutes in the morning and then a couple more shorter ones. She must be making up for it as she is still in her crib asleep! Last feed was at about 5am. Think I'll leave her as I don't mind her having a long lie in.
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Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 9:08pm

Buzz bee I don't think there is a minimum age for swimming, it's more what age you're comfortable with. Although I think if mum has had any stitches then it's recommended to wait 6 weeks for everything to heal, although again that's for mum not baby. There is a baby who is only 4 weeks old in our class...I think that seems a little young but she seems fine x

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Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 9:52pm

Evening ladies,

Ohh so many poorly little ones. Hope they are on the mend. My DH had norovirus last week and it was horrible so can't imagine Net with the three of you at once!!

BB I like your advice about the sleeping and putting back to bed. I do the same if they wake I take them back and lie beside them in their room until they settle. I'm not one to have them in my bed. Maybe it was just with having the two at once I was petrified they'd both end up in with us and we'd never get our bed back!! I'm one of the leave them to sleep for as long as needed unless we have to pick up girls etc then she just gets shipped all over the place. Our lives have always been too hectic for lots of set routines and other than bedtime stories and a rough time for bed we just go with the flow. Works for us but not everyone.

AG I have had issues on and off with my girls since the sides came off their cots. Certainly now reading then books/nursery rhymes at sleep time and then just lie beside them and quietly chat about their day for 5 mins then kiss and hug them. They know they're not allowed out of their room unless its for the toilet. Gosh I sound harsh!! I'm not really I promise. I've one who wakes at least once for a few mins moats nights for her blanket to be put over/wet the bed/a cuddle. She just seems to need the reassurance. Great to hear from you hun.

EE you're right about the swimming there's no age although some HVs say to wait til they've had their first few jabs. We took our twins from 8 weeks but so far we haven't take L. The girls go swimming every week and we go with them but to manage three little ones without another set of hands would be hard.


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Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 10:53pm

Hmcfeather - yes I'm being strict with the getting out of bed at the moment until she gets that! It's not bad at all. I think at the moment N just needs that reassurance too and just now I'm just giving it to her in the hope she feels safe and confident in her own bed. I've been leaving her room door open and ours and this is helping. Settling is better, but she still gets out her bed a couple of times! We have a great routine, which we've had since day dot and it works well. She loves her stories at bedtime and she knows when it's time to sleep.

Buzzbee - seriously don't worry about the naps. They all get themselves into a routine sooner or later. With my two I suppose I assisted N a little more with her routine with the walks, although didn't push it and it established itself within 3/4months. With A I've done nothing! He sleeps when he wants and eats when he wants - I find it has to be that way with having two and a busy calander! Very early he was in a routine, which obviously changes slightly now and again, but that was with no help from me! Your LO will get it all sorted to fit in with your day etc. The hard thing with breastfeeding is that you never know how much they are getting and sometimes they just want comfort! It is worth it though I think and I really couldn't be bothered with the faff of making up bottles. I won't feed A as long as I fed N though and when he does move onto formula, I will be buying the ready made stuff! Thanks for the advice re: nights. I think night terrors are part of the problem. I'm taking her in with me just now from midnight usually until morning and I'm hoping this will gradually wear off. I wonder if part of it is that she gets complete one-on-one cuddles with me. I'm enjoying the snuggles and just see how it goes.

A hasn't pooed for ages! I feel like such a bad mum because I can't actually remember when he did his last poo, but it was def before last Saturday. Spoke to HV about it today, and just hoping he has an explosion by morning! He's had 2 gaviscon free days, so hopefully that will help. Xxx

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Thursday, November 21st 2013, 4:17pm

Hello ladies

well, so much for DD being better! After I last posted we have had 3 more days of explosive diarrohea (all over the nursery floor this morning, nice) and constant vomiting. She hasn't been sick today which is a bonus but still coming out the other end. I called my GP on Tuesday who said iy could last 2 weeks and to just keep the fluids going in. She';s lost over 7oz already as all she'll eat is a tiny bit of potato or toast. I cannot wait for this bug to be gone. I have had to cover the floor of our lounge in old towels as I am fed up of scrubbing sick off my soft furnishings (and myself!).
She's being super clingy too, today is the first day she's gone to her cot for a nap and she's breastfeeding six times a day again! It feels like having a 5 month old baby again. I'm going to have to wean her back off me and back onto solids again when she can keep something down. I have been majorly stressing over it I have to say but so many of my friend's LOs seems to have something similar, there must be something going about.

Anyway enough about me!
EE - DD goes to water babies lessons. I love them, all the instructors I have met have been brilliant and DD loves her lessons.

AG, good to hear from you. Hope A has a poo soon!!

Amy, sorry to hear Scarlett is also unwell. You have my sympathy! Hope she's better really soon.

Louise, sounds like your DS is also suffering with something similar to Scarlett and my DD! Hope he's better soon.

Bee, how is DS2? Sorry to hear that DS1 has been playing up a bit.

Hello to everyone else, hope you're all well?

Right, DD has woken up from her nap....already! 15 minutes only.........mind you she generally only cat naps for 30 mins twice or 3 times a day so not too bad. SHe generally throws up after her naps so wish me luck

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Thursday, November 21st 2013, 4:26pm

Oh Net you poor thing and of course your little lady. I hope she didn't vomit on you and that's a sign she's finally on the way to the other side of this horrible bug. You'll find once she is all better she should go back on the solids pretty easily. Some things do take a small step backwards when they're ill but once she fighting fit she will want big girl food : D they're always striving to do more so she should be ok xx

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Thursday, November 21st 2013, 5:06pm

Thanks Heather. Unfortunately I have been vomited on about ten times now! She seems to have a sixth sense....but no sick yet... Fingers crossed
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Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:28pm

Oh Net, poor you and poor DD. she looks like such a smiley in spite of it! Hope it clears soon.

It seems everyone is getting this tummy thing. Ds2 had his first jabs this morning and was given a new innoculation orally for some nasty tummy bug that is very common now - did all your gang get this too? Tummy bugs are so horrid, especially whene everyone in the household has it at once.

Ds2 is two months now and had his gp check today. He weighed in at a whopping 7kg!!!! I cannot believe it. And all on "mother's best"! No wonder I'm starving all the time. (Tonight when I got undressed and took off my bra lots of chocolate cake fell out).

The gp was great about his craniosynostosis and has booked us for regular appts to measure his head circumference to be sure he is growing at a correct rate. It's good to have her support as I've not yet had the referral letter through from the neurosurgeon so felt a bit in limbo. She had even seen another baby with this condition before so wa quite clued up.

Anyone else bfing have any issues with bad wind? I mean baby, of course! Ds2's farts could clear a room at the moment. He hasn't pooed since Sunday (AG, snap with the infrequent poos!) so perhaps that's why. Or perhaps his fauna haven't returned to their natural state since he was lumped full of antibiotics. I hoping it will improve one way or the other as it's VERY smelly!! And as they are often silent it's potentially v embarrassing - I don't want people to think it's me!!

Ds1 continues to be a monkey. EE, yes the oven incident was bordering on hilarious - I came close to whipping out my iPhone to take photographic evidence. I adore my big hoy but he's driving me crazy in some moments. I think perhaps I just need to get some more sleep then I will be less stressed and more wily in dealing with the tricky times.

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Friday, November 22nd 2013, 12:09am

Hey ladies, just a quick fly-by from me to say get well soon babies and mummies. November always seems to be a bad month for nasty bugs, F had a pukey thing going on when we were away last week, so far the rest of us seem unscathed... Bee, K had that new rotavirus vaccination too, reckon it must be standard now.

Away on our travels again this weekend, so will hopefully get a chance to catch up with you all properly next week. Never seem to get 5 minutes online these days, my life is such a social whirl... ok, correction - my children's lives are such a social whirl! ;)

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Friday, November 22nd 2013, 1:54am

Haha Moogle your son's nursery obviously like to experiment with different mediums for the art work!
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Monday, November 25th 2013, 10:02pm

Hello girls,

I hope everyone is getting better...I've been offered the flu jab but after feeling totally rubbish when I had one earlier this year when I was pregnant I think I'll cancel my appointment. Is anyone else having it?

BeeS, well done you on that great weight gain, fantastic Mummy milk :winking: cake in your bra yippee sounds like a good day!

Was the mud picture any good Moogle? I guess that means he's been out in the fresh air??!

Net, how's your LO doing now? Poor wee cookie x

I've had a bananas day, R woke up happy, napped about 11:30 when we went out for a walk, then woke up half an hour later yelling at me. After that we've 'fed - napped - yelled' on a 45 minute rotation all day :yawning: I have no idea what's wrong...doesn't seem to be wind, he wasn't hungry, might be coming down with something or maybe teething I have no idea. Bathed and sleeping now, fingers crossed he was just having an off day...next bout of immunisations tomorrow :whoops:

I'm of to bed now too just incase it's a late one!

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Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 8:42am

Morning all

I am soooo tired, DD has become a nighttime monster since she has been ill. The vomiting finally finished last Wednesday but she still has diarrohea. I changed 4 nappies just between midnight and 3 am last night. I have stopped giving her cow's milk in case the bug has given her a lactose intolerance (someone else told me this happened to their LO and I trhought it was worth a shot), but not sure what else to do. She's been eating a lot of potato, rice and toast! Good job she's a toast fiend. However I really need to work on night time as she's now screaming from about midnight till 3 am every night. DH wants to do controlled crying, which I'm not against but not when she's ill. I'm hoping her screaming is due to illness. Any tips ladies? She's definitely playing us a bit asd as soon as she hears us coming downstairs to her (we sleep on the floor above) she stops crying..... it doesn't help that she's also teething with a snotty nose. :sleeping:
SHe looks so tired in the day with big bags under her eyes, but still fights naps and I have resorted to taking her out in her buggy twice a day now just to get her toi sleep. She used to go down no problem at all. I think she's got used to being with mummy and daddy as she's been in our room when she was ill.

EE - how was DS? I hope he was just having an off day and is back to his sunny self today! I had the flu jab a few weeks back, I've had it every year for years because I am asthmatic but have never had a reaction other than a dead arm. However my brother has stopped having them as the last 3 times he has developed full on cold/flu afterwards. I thought it wasn't a live vaccine so not sure how that happens but there you go!
Bee - I'm glad your GP is clued up and being so supportive, it makes such a difference doesn't it. DD often has wind that will clear a room, I found when I had eaten garlic or onions it was worse! What a great weight DS2 is, my DD has gone back from 6.45kg to 6kg due to this bug, it's so frustrating.
How is DS1 doing now?

Hi everyone else, how are you all doing?

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Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 1:15pm

:hi: girls, i'm back again...

Net - hows DD?

Scarlett has still got looser nappies than normal now and we are 12 days on from it first starting again? :pinch: ?o(
They are gradually getting stodgier, so hopefully she's nearly back to normal from her second tummy bug in 3 months lol 8|

Now though, she and I both have stonking great COLDS ;( mine is a headcold!
She has been ever so clingy this last week - couldn't even place her on the floor without the world ending in her eyes!! :pinch:
BUT, now I have it too, I can see why! Lol... I wish someone would let me have cuddles and sleep ::P : D (8 o)

She now on the other hand is full of beans again, but streaming from her eyes, nose and mouth poor thing! :thumbdown:


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Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:33am

Morning girls

Just a quick post as a have a sick baby as well :( he has a viral infection and was in hospital for a few hours last night due to a temp and a rash, oh the stress lol, going to have a pj day today

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Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 2:35pm

Oh dear Sasha I'm sorry to hear that. Hope he's better soon xx
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Thursday, November 28th 2013, 1:32am

Oh no sasha - love to you xx that must have been such a worry xx

Net what a nightmare - my ds has had v and d bug on and off for 3 weeks. He has now got a cough and cold and teething. I have stopped cows milk (for bottles) and gone back to formula as I think this was making it worse. He seems much better for it. We had a period of about 3 weeks were he was up every night and crying - waking at 4 and not going back to sleep. He stopped being sick and this began to settle down and he is finally for the last few days sleeping better again. He would cry and stop when he heard us coming but I think he just wanted extra reassurance from us as he was out of sorts. I just popped in and tucked him back up (lots!) and this seemed to do the trick although a few times I did bring him into our bed (on a towel!) as he was inconsolable. I hope things settle down quickly for you especially if you are feeling poorly too xxx
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Friday, November 29th 2013, 10:59pm

Oh Sasha, that's horrid. I really sympathise. How is ds doing now?

Amy, Net, Louise, what an awful time you're Having with this nasty tummy thing. Poor little ones. Hope they get better soon and that sleep resolves.

The epidemic of nasty bugs in this forum continues!

I've had a weird one myself in fact. Yet anotheratr night trip to A&E, though this time thankfully for me and not the children. I realised when playing with ds1 in the bath the other night that I couldn't wink. Looking in the mirror I saw half my face rather floppy. Sounds scary but luckily I pretty much knew what it was as my sister had it after her last c section - Bell's palsy. It's rather horrid - facial paralysis down one side. So one eye won't close properly (it just stares while the other eye blinks away as usual and you have to tape it down at night) and its impossible to smile normally, or chew or drink from a cup or pronounce the letter B! It's the strangest thing. Thankfully it usually clears in a few weeks. Getting steroids quickly is meant to help which is why I went to A&E. ds2 had to come with me as I'm breastfeeding and the little gem slept the whole 5 hr round trip!

But I'll tell you, I could seriously do with a break from hospitals this year - I feel like I could have my very own series of Casualty!

It's not all trials an tribulations though. Ds2 is such an amazing baby. Massive, happy and handsome! And ds1 is still being a blighter at times but still so much fun too - hr knows just how to crack me up now - he was mining to some opera on the radio yesterday and it made me laugh so hard I nearly fell off my chair. And it's my birthday tomorrow and I love birthdays!

Sorry not for more personals - tricky to read back on phone.

Here's to some good health and happiness for us all!

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Saturday, November 30th 2013, 12:11am

Blimey Bee, you poor thing. Hope the BP clears up soon, how scary. And happy birthday! Have a wonderful day.

Sorry no more time to write just now. DD finally on the mend, just a bit of a dodgy tum left but much better than it was. More later. Louise, Amy, hope your LOs are better too xxx
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Saturday, November 30th 2013, 9:07am

Just a quickie bee that sounds awful though but I'm glad you have the steriods so hopefully on the mend xxx

Net glad your little one is on the mend too - you must have been so worried xxx

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Saturday, November 30th 2013, 1:22pm

Oohh all the poorly babies. Hopefully everyone is on the mend soon.

Poor you BeeS. I had bells palest when I was 15 and was au pairing in France. Was v scary as I was left for 4 days on my own with a 1 year old baby whilst rest o family went on a short break. Crazy when you think about it but meant I had no one to tell about the BP until I got home two weeks later. I'm grand now but it is still slightly noticeable in my smile in photos that the left side isn't quite as symmetrical but only noticeable to me.

Well my LO has had another ear infection but antibiotics are over and she's
Back in good form. She actually had her first taste of solids this morning as she 6 months on Wednesday. I can't believe where time has gone and makes me a bit sad that we're moving on to solids if that makes sense?!

Have decided to keep her in our room until I go back to work in January as she's no bother and I like having her with us.

Hope you're all well. I've a full house with 2 step-kids down this weekend and DH on nights!!
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Saturday, November 30th 2013, 9:04pm

Hi girls

Just a quick one from me the sickness bug has now passed to me and dh :( how stressful is it not being well and dealing with an unwell baby.

Also some sad news that our police helicopter crashed last night, very dark day for a lot of my colleagues

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