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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 16:04 PM   4521
Kte
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Hi Ladies,

I've been a bit AWOL too. Life laundry I guess. I think I'm going to go to the doctors tomorrow, I think I'm having hormonal problems so I'd like to get it checked out. I have always had really bad spots, they get so painful and I read it can be hormonal. I eat healthy and drink healthy and cleanse at least twice a day (more I'm training and all sweaty ) I exercise, I socialise but I'm on a roller coaster of emotions, if I spend time with my babies and not clean I feel like I am letting them down but if I do clean I feel like I am neglecting them. Sometimes I know I'm being irrational but I can't help it and I've tried to reason with myself but the guilt, anger and frustration is still there so I need some help.

Glad all your LO's seem to be doing really well

I find it all so odd when you say 6 months soon, Sophie is the baby of the group, she isn't even 5 months yet! It's going fast but I'm glad not too fast! She loves to be up and watching too and stands a little when we hold her but not too much thankfully! She much prefers to be sat on a knee or investigating a toy - mainly she loves Chloe, watching her and laughing at her. I got the Mei Tai back out now she is a bit bigger and fit in it properly again and I can tell she loves being there, looking around or having a nice cuddle with Mummy, it's come in very hand over the holidays so I can do things with them both! She has almost rolled over a few times, she still gets stuck on her arm though, tummy time doesn't seem to bother her. She is always chomping and chewing but doesn't seem to be teething in any other way yet. Some nights she is more unsettled than others but even at her worst she is still a good sleeper really. Oh and I almost forgot, she discovered her hands a few weeks back now but just recently, last week even, she has found her feet! It's so cute watching her reach and grab for them (although it's tricky cleaning her bum sometimes now as she is a very grabby baby and I have to divert her hands if you get what I mean!!!)

Hopefully I'll get back on her a bit more now x



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 21:38 PM   4522
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Kte - sorry ur a bit overwhelmed. Hormones suck!!!! I hope you find something that will help

maybe - I think I'm going to do a bit of both! Some puréed stuff and some straight up solids. I was visiting my best friend the last few days and her dd is 10 days older than H and she was chomping on everything! Even a giant cob of corn. I tried giving H one of those puffs as my friends baby was do cute chomping on them but she spit it out and looked at me confused. So now I'm wondering if she's really ready



 
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Old Aug 19th, 2013, 04:38 AM   4523
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They say try attempt offering something about 10 times before assigning it to the don't like pile. It might just be the texture, its more about feel, look and taste than actually as a means anyway for a bit. Sprry if Im just saying things you already know. Best thing with food is easy going, no pressure and positiveness. Sometimes Chloe doesn't like things and now I can say "that's okay, I didn't used to but now I do, you can just try it again another day". Obviously with a baby you cant say but still just leave it after a few tries and re introduce it later.



 
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Old Aug 19th, 2013, 20:36 PM   4524
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Yeah I'm definitely not giving up nor assuming she didn't like the puffs, but she didn't know what to do with the food in her mouth. Same with any bits of fruit that have come off while she was sucking on it - she just spits the bits out! I'm going to try her first solids on Monday as I don't want to do it on Friday as the doctors are closed over the weekend. A bit paranoid, I know!!!



 
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Old Aug 19th, 2013, 21:34 PM   4525
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Wow! I'm loving hearing all of the amazing progress everyone's little ones!

Carson is doing great! He too says mum.. Lol but only when he is frustrated .. Oh finds it very funny. Carson is still not rolling from back to belly he gets almost over then changes his mind. I think it has to do with him not liking being on his belly anyways, plus he ways 18lbs.. That's got to be a lot of weight for him to move. We've been working on starting solids, with a bit of trial and error we finally found a kind of cereal that Carson loves! He grabs the spoon and pulls it to his own mouth. We've been trying to introduce avocado but so far he's not liking it. I'm going to try a couple more days if not ill move to something else. Is anyone else's little one pooping less since starting solids?

Oh I forgot to mention Carson slept 11hours straight last night! Hopefully it happens again!!!

And still no teeth



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 04:10 AM   4526
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Mrs c it is quite normal for them not to know what to do with the food at first - they are used to pushing their tongue forward to suck milk but have to learn the opposite to be able to take food. Also Alfie will only have purée - he tried a rice cracker the other day and just kept gagging on it. So I would recommend starting on a runny baby rice mixed with your milk, or a very runny purée. Alfie has now tried 11 different fruits and veg and will eat them all. Carrot, sweet potato and broccoli are his faves.

Skeet, we have less dirty nappies now. I also find his poo is thicker and usually resembles what he's been eating more!! Yuck



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 06:39 AM   4527
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Ill agree with that rose, Ruben's nappies quite often look like what he ate the day before! Although I must say he actually has more dirty ones now than before I weaned him, but I think that's mostly to do with the thickener bunging him up when he was on milk feeds and now he only has it once a day his insides have loosened up some



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 10:16 AM   4528
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Baby maybe, is Reuben only on one milk feed aday now? How do you make sure he gets enough of what he needs? Only asking as I'm curious, I can't imagine Alfie not drinking as much milk so am wondering how it normally happens! How much does he normally eat?



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 10:46 AM   4529
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He has two, one in the morning and one before bed. In the morning I make up 7oz and do his porridge with that then he drinks the rest. For lunch and dinner he has purées, followed by petis filous. He was still having milk after both of those meals, but about 2 weeks ago he stopped wanting it as I guess he was filled up on food. At bedtime he has an 8oz bottle which he normally finishes.

I didn't want him to stop the milk quite so quickly, but he enjoys the food so much I just let him lead me as to whether he wanted it or not. My last dd was pretty much the same and the hv just used to say to make sure I put plenty of yogurts/dairy in her diet to make up for not having the milk, so I'm trying to do the same with Ruben. Luckily he's not fussy and eats pretty much whatever I give him



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 11:18 AM   4530
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Rose, Carson is still on the normal feeds.. I just add a small amount of food after first nap with that bottle and I added a feeding of cereal around 5 in between his bottles..



 
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