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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 09:13 AM   2911
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Hiya ally how's things? Once a week seems a bit excessive :S my health visitor came last week and she doesn't want to see me now until the new year, she's arranging for a nurse to come out and see me next week to weigh Logan but she is happy to not see me till next month.
I'm still under midwife care ATM because of the catheters, so he's getting weighed there weekly but my health visitor didn't know that when she said she didn't wanna see me till new year.

Logan is really restless at the moment, it's taking an hour ish to settle him after feeds. I think he may be suffering with colic, he's arching his back and clenching his fist when being burped, his tummy is swollen and he's spitting up his milk and he cries uncontrollably when I put him on his back in his basket, yet sleeps for hours on his front on my chest. I'm a tired mummy currently!

How is poppy doing? And yourself? Hope all of you and your gorgeous babas are doing great x



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 09:25 AM   2912
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I am not sure whether its the norm, or whether she is doing it as she was worried about Poppy's weight?
Awww bless Flynn, colic is horrible! Its not everyones cup of tea, but Izzy had colic and she only slept on her front as it seemed to comfort her belly. She didnt sleep anywhere but on us for her first 6 weeks and then my step mum said to try her on her front and that was it, she slept! Alot of people dont agree with it, but for us it was a miracle, and we always had the breathing monitor on. Even with Poppy now there are times when she settles on her front so much better than on her back. Are you giving him anything for the colic? Infacol? etc?
Hows your health?
Poppy is doing well, we are currently coming out of the 3 week growth spurt, that was such a tough one but she seems to be calming a bit (famous last words!)
I am hoping shes put on lots of weight today, she certainly looks like she has chubbed out alot!

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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 10:05 AM   2913
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grrrrrr hv has just rung- she was supposed to be here at 3.30, just rung to say she wont be visiting!!!!!! does she not realise how hard it is to tidy the house madly with 2 kids????? lol x



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 18:53 PM   2914
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Hi ladies!

Well it's ten to 1 and I'm still up with Flynn, no sleep as yet! Earlier he slept in his carrycot for 3 hours from 8-11, such victory! But.. He's been feeding since 11 and is wide awake. So frustrating, I'm just going to have to bring him into bed with me and hope he sleeps, am so tired! Not ideal when tomorrow is a big day for us as Flynn is being circumsised, could do with not feeling like shit tbh as bet I won't get much sleep tomorrow night!

My HV came today, she was lovely, Flynn is now 4kg and in 75th percentile, gorgeous boy :-) he's becoming more alert every day, so amazing. I just wish he would sleep better! His days and nights are all back to front

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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 00:00 AM   2915
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pops same here! Millie is wide awake between 11-3am, sometimes not but sometimes longer she's doing well overall though, she had gained 9oz in total since birth at our MW check on Saturday and was 8lbs 5oz we are now discharged from the MW's and have the HV coming tomorrow. Will be interesting to see what she's gained in 3 days, little chunk!



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 04:08 AM   2916
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We were discharged from MW Friday and HV came yesterday and he had gained almost 400g little fatty! Xx



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 04:30 AM   2917
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What's that in lbs/oz!?



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 05:15 AM   2918
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Hi everyone,

Great to see your babies are all having good weight gains. My next health visitior visit is next Friday, won't be expecting any gain though. Ally, very strange yours in coming so often. My mil was just saying that hers was coming every week, then one time she turned up unannounced and her house was a mess, she hadn't tidied like normal and the hv said thank god there is a mess, she had been visiting so often as she was concerned about her house being so tidy! Maybe ask why they are coming round so often.

Sarah, sorry to hear you think Logan has colic. We tried nearly every bottle with Ollie now, colief, infacol and detrinox. The think that made the difference was changing from powder formula cow and gate to ready made aptimal. Apparently the powder gets lots and lots of tiny bubbles when you mix which causes the pain. It's more expensive but at the moment I don't care, I just need to get fluids in.

Pops, good luck either flynns circumcision. I think I read it was today!

We are off to the doctors again. Mil babysat earlier while I went for my depo and she not happy at all with Oliver's breathing. He is really struggling again today and is sleeping all the time. Its terrifying to see him going blue when he has a coughing fit and can't catch his breath and to hear the noises his chest is making. Night times are horrendous and now I Have a cough, sore throat, ears and chest so things are feeling even worse. My bp was 117/93 today, guessing the worry has brought the second number up! I just want us all to be well again



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 05:50 AM   2919
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pops- hope all goes well with flynn today, sorry to hear he isnt sleepin great. How old is he now? u need a new ticker! sounds like a growth spurt.

lauryn- well done on weight gain, how r u finding the breastfeeding with having Amber too? Poppy wants feeding soooooooo much even though Izzy is happy enough i feel like i cant do much with her, I have a carrier which i use but i havent worked out how to feed in it yet. People i talk to say that the feeding calms down at 6/7 weeks, i hope so!

kellie- oh no maybe my hv is worried about something..... shes coming Thursday as she didnt come yesterday, does everyone get discharged at 6 weeks?
Glad u found a bit of relief for Ollie's colic- poor little man! And poor thing about his breathing, i do hope it gets sorted quickly.Why are u not expecting a gain? is he not eating much with the infection?
oh no about u being poorly, and your blood pressure, i think u r doing an amazing job, u have reaaly been through it x



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 13:17 PM   2920
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Kellie I saw on FB that Oliver's been admitted to hospital can only imagine what you're going through hun, I am thinking about you all hope he's well and home soon xx

Ally - Millie is the same, she seems to be feeding so much. I think her 1 week and 3/4 week growth spurt are all merging together/coming early because she's definitely just feeding more and more! It's all worth it though as I really am loving feeding her myself Amber is like Izzy, absolutely fine and no jealousy, she's always been happy to do her own thing too but I like you am feeling a bit sorry for her. I often tell her to fetch a book and she'll sit with me and I'll read to her whilst feeding Millie, so that helps ease my guilt. I'm sure it'll all settle down once they are out of this newborn stage.

I only get one visit from a HV, which was today, and now I have to take Millie in to the clinics to get weighed etc. I can call up for a home visit or pop in to a clinic if I have any concerns though. Maybe it was down to Izzy's weight?



 
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