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Old Jul 3rd, 2011, 11:48 AM   1361
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Lucky! I am BF and have had mine since 5pp.



 
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Old Jul 3rd, 2011, 12:05 PM   1362
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Eurgh. Zombie-fied. Rex only let me have 4 hours sleep last night. Why won't he sleep normally?! I'm so jealous of everyone with their sleeping babies I'm lucky if he sleeps for 4 hours in one go. Most last night was 3 hours but that was the only stretch he did
At your LOs age, mine was exactly the same. I know it doesn't help, but he will get there

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Mrs-C do you feed on demand or do you stick to the 3.5 hour thing? What do you do if they want milk after say 2 hours?
We used to feed on demand. She was on a 3/4 hour routine which settled into a 4 hour one. The HV suggested trying to get more feeds in the day to help her go through. We reduced her 15 mins at a time to get to 3 hours. By doing that she was pretty much demanding it then anyway.

She started not finishing her bottles and not really demanding them. We went to 3.5 hours, she started draining them and bingo, same day she did the 9.30 - 6.30 sleep. I'm religiously sticking to it until we start slowly weaning at 17weeks. Then I might try bringing bed time forward. We're on hol for a week this month so it will probably work well her 9.30 bottle, 10 bed time.


TBH, she doesn't demand anymore after 2 hours. She's having 180ml every 3.5hours which seems to work for her. When she was demanding it after a shorter time and finishing her bottles we took that as a sign she wasn't full after the bottles so we started adding an extra 30ml. She didn't always finish it but would take between 10-30ml extra. Maybe try that if LO is hungry after 2 hours?


How are you finding the Hipp? After a couple of weeks her poops are daily and sickness is right down. Only downside is the packaging is crap and there's less in the box! Although, it's 6.25 in Superdrug (when they have it in stock!) and until they realise, they are giving beauty points on it too!



 
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Old Jul 3rd, 2011, 15:17 PM   1363
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wow lots of sleeping babies! mine at least has stopped thinking the middle of the night is morning and is going back to sleep after his night feed. then waking about 6-7am for get up time. not too bad i guess...be lovely to have longer in bed though!

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Old Jul 3rd, 2011, 17:30 PM   1364
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wow lots of sleeping babies! mine at least has stopped thinking the middle of the night is morning and is going back to sleep after his night feed. then waking about 6-7am for get up time. not too bad i guess...be lovely to have longer in bed though!

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That was the first step for us. DD thought night time was day time for weeks. Once she got the hang of that she didn't take long to go longer at night



 
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Old Jul 3rd, 2011, 18:43 PM   1365
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I agree also. Once Amelia realized sleep is a good thing when it's dark, she slept longer lol! She now does from 8pm- 7am but I pump at midnight as my boobs get so engorged it's ridiculous. I hope the growth spurt is now over as she had a good 3 hour nAp in her pram today but I did something different. I fed her with my cardigan draped over her, so when she fell asleep I put her straight down (without waking to burp her) and on her side. If I had put her on her back she would've woken up instantly.
I also put a cuddly toy in there for her to grip, as she sometimes likes holding my finger. She assumed I was there as she could smelly scent on the cardigan and was "holding" my finger.
Trust method is a huge thing as she hasn't been sleeping in the day for the past week!!! I hope it was to do with the growth spurt as she was feeding and awake constantly.



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Old Jul 3rd, 2011, 18:44 PM   1366
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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 00:09 AM   1367
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I don't know what's going on but the past 2 nights Isis has gone to bed before 8. Tonight she went to bed at 7:30 which is the time we were trying to get her to sleep. I hope she keeps it up when she goes back to "school".
DH and I did a bunch of landscaping today. I am so sore! I haven't done anything for weeks because of my healing issue. I"m still on restricted duty at work. I spent 2 hours taking notes in a field on Tuesday and it took me the rest of the week before the pain went away. I'm pretty ticked off. I figured I'd be fine by now. So much for vaginal birth being a easier recovery
I got the new diapers from my mom on Friday and I've been washing them to get them ready to wear. Isis should be in her new cloth diapers tomorrow! I'm hoping they'll be good enough to be used at "school". The last batch had problems with wicking so I didn't feel comfortable with them using them at "school". I'm also cutting the fabric for the next 2 sizes so it won't be a rush for my mom to sew them.

Sazzle, sorry George won't sleep for you! Isis would wake up every 2 hours when she was a newborn but slowly has been increasing her time asleep and reducing number of feeds. Sorry he's not reducing very quickly.

Emmy, I'm the same as Sam, I had what could have been AF at 5 weeks and had a real AF at 9 weeks. I'm pissed because I'm BF and I was hoping to not have it for months.

Dana, I hope you're able to figure out her napping. As far as I can tell as soon as I figure out something that helps her sleep, it stops helping.



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 00:18 AM   1368
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some night time cute!



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 00:22 AM   1369
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pretty sure these are my new favorite things....

http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2011/05/3...-strawberries/



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 00:28 AM   1370
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so cute Dana! where did you get the sunglasses? I've considered getting the ones that have the strap in the back. You have some of the best "crazy sleeping position" pictures!

I did not need to know about those cheesecake strawberries! They look so good!



 
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