Sorry I haven't posted in what seems like forever but just don't find the time to sit here and write nowadays. have been reading though.
Hope your all looking forward to our babies 1st Christmas?
William is doing really well such a happy smily little boy. hes 10 months now crawling and getting into everything. poor lil boy is desperate to walk but hasn't got the balance to do it. Doesn't stop him getting cross about it though.
Hes currently weighing in at a whopping 23lb4! he loves his food and feeds himself all meals! will add a couple of pictures as an update for u all
first off merry christmas and happy new year to all of you! I hope you enjoyed it with your new little ones.
I haven't posted in a while, it's been very busy for me, christmas shopping, Hubby and i have moved into our new house, and of course taking care of Emma!
I just had a question, i'm still having trouble getting her to sleep well at night. The first few nights we were in the new house she slept really REALLY well, she would go down at around 9 PM and sleep until 4am, have her bottle then back to sleep till 8:30-9 AM, that lasted about 3 days then it was back to waking up at 12, at 2, at 3 at 5, at 7, and at 9. Nothing changed so i'm not sure what happened but i'm back to being exhausted, last night it as a bit better since i ignored the 'i'm awake and lonely come get me' cry, and she managed to get her self back to sleep a few times, and this morning at 8:30 she was asleep all smushed int the corner of her crib because she had woken up and obviously moved. Question is, should i continue to ignore the cries for a bit until its the screaming cry that means shes hungry?
Heaven I am experiencing the exact same thing. I am getting to the point where I have physically had enough of being exhausted so we are planning on trying something the health visitor suggested on Friday. We are going to try to night wean. When Alfie cries DH will go in with a beaker of water, offer it to Alfie, then put him straight in the cot. We will then have to leave him to cry. I hate the idea and at first said no way but things seem to be getting worse. He is having plenty of food and water during the day and still has 4 milk feeds in the day so he doesn't need the milk at night it is just for comfort. The other night he woke at 12 and wouldn't go back down no matter what I tried - feeding, nappy change , calpol, cuddles in our bed, rocking... In the end DH had to put him in his cot and leave him there at 2 and within 5 mins of crying he had fallen asleep! So I am now confident that he can put himself to sleep, he just doesn want to.
Will let you know if it works - apparently it takes 3 nights zzzz
Good luck with the night training girls, it will be tough at first but worth it in the long run. Ruben isn't a consistent night waker, but I've always done it where I've checked him, made sure there's nothing obviously wrong and then put him straight back to bed, 9 times out of 10 he's asleep again within 10 minutes. Sometimes it takes a bit longer, but I know he's not hungry as he's slept through for while now, so I leave him to settle himself. On the odd occasion that doesn't work I have to stand by his cot until he calms down, but again that doesn't take too long normally.
Ethan wakes every night now too either once or twice... but I wont do cio.. I give him his dummy and lay him back down but if he gets back up I will feed him. Same for seth if he wakes through the night asking for milk ill get him it. Im a big believer that we have a drink through the nght if we want to so I wont withhold it from the boys. Haha rod for my own back but my bodies used to it since seth used to wait 5 4 or 5 times a night till he was 1 with him being so small I couldnt do cio as he needed al the milk he could get.
we officially have a walker now... ethan has been using walking as his main mode of transport for a few days now. Although walking in shoes is a different story lol. Hope your all getting on ok and the new year has been kind to you.
my poor sister had to stans by and watch her husband and children trapped in their farm by flood waters between christmas and new year. We didn't think the rescue teams would be able to get to them as the little boat couldnt get through but they managed to airlift them to safety thank goodneas! Xx
Sethsmummy: glad your Sis's kids & hubby are okay. Wow officially walking, determined little man! Well done!
Happy new year all xx
Well it's been an adventurous Christmas, Sophie ended up with an ear infection which kicked in on Boxing Day, she was pretty much out of it until second jan! She still somehow learned to craw forwards on the 28th though, not sure how as she was asleep and dosed up. On meds most of the time.
She fell and bumped her head too which meant a trip to a&e, second time in a month so now we have the hv coming to see us as its alerted the hospital and gp, makes me feel extra crappy I can tell you!
I have a huge problem now in that she will not sleep without me next to her, or her on me. It's tricky because I won't co sleep with her whilst oh is in bed as he nearly rolled onto her in his sleep. He works shifts so has to be in bed for 7pm meaning I get the couch or kids bedroom floor until he goes to bed. She sleeps through no problem so long as I am there and she doesn't seem to be fooled by me leaving a top with my smell on with her. She just won't settle in her own bed, it's not even a cry she full on screams
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.