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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 16:15 PM   231
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I hope Maia's sleeping is getting sorted Starlight. What's the latest?

I can't believe you Googled 'serious complications'! You must have wanted nightmares!

Chelli it's your V day! Congratulations on reaching 26 weeks (and eggplant status!)

I don't envy your SIL Chelli, facing induction. I always had a fear of being induced because they seem to result in long labours a lot of the time... I hope this isn't the case for your SIL (or that she avoids it all together by going naturally before Friday!).

I didn't ask my midwife about Dex's mouth Chelli, my friend from next door had come round and was there when my midwife came... it just didn't feel like the right time. Plus, I got another look at it. I obviously don't know what a very small cleft would look like, but this definitely looks more like a lump on the palate (like a small whitish bump, like a very small blister) rather than a hole or break. I might still get the health visitor to take a look, just for reassurance - she's coming on Friday.

We got some great news yesterday - the police rang (and Morrisons emailed) to say the lorry and the driver had been found. Even better, they have admitted liability We've therefore been able to start the ball rolling on getting our car repaired, they collected it yesterday. Our insurance has said we can have a courtesy car as well, we just need to sign some paperwork online. It's all such a relief!

Fin barely mentioned the lorry incident today. We talked about it a lot yesterday as well, since I had several phone calls about it, and then he saw the recovery vehicle outside when they came to collect our car. It looks like its fading from his memory.



 
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I hope Maia's sleeping is getting sorted Starlight. What's the latest?

I can't believe you Googled 'serious complications'! You must have wanted nightmares!

Chelli it's your V day! Congratulations on reaching 26 weeks (and eggplant status!)

I don't envy your SIL Chelli, facing induction. I always had a fear of being induced because they seem to result in long labours a lot of the time... I hope this isn't the case for your SIL (or that she avoids it all together by going naturally before Friday!).

I didn't ask my midwife about Dex's mouth Chelli, my friend from next door had come round and was there when my midwife came... it just didn't feel like the right time. Plus, I got another look at it. I obviously don't know what a very small cleft would look like, but this definitely looks more like a lump on the palate (like a small whitish bump, like a very small blister) rather than a hole or break. I might still get the health visitor to take a look, just for reassurance - she's coming on Friday.

We got some great news yesterday - the police rang (and Morrisons emailed) to say the lorry and the driver had been found. Even better, they have admitted liability We've therefore been able to start the ball rolling on getting our car repaired, they collected it yesterday. Our insurance has said we can have a courtesy car as well, we just need to sign some paperwork online. It's all such a relief!

Fin barely mentioned the lorry incident today. We talked about it a lot yesterday as well, since I had several phone calls about it, and then he saw the recovery vehicle outside when they came to collect our car. It looks like its fading from his memory.
Aw good news that the lorry driver has admitted liability for your accident and really pleased Fin seems to be less focussed on what happened

Things are definitely moving in the right direction with Maia's sleep. She went straight to sleep with no fuss again last night and woke 3 times. The first time she went straight back off and the second two she cried for 10 minutes or so. I just pointed to the moon and the stars on her Gro Clock and explained that she needs to stay quietly in bed and at least try to sleep until the sun comes up.

When she did wake up in the morning she was so cute, shouting 'sunshine, mummy!' 'sunshine!' x

Hmm, and yes. Whatever possessed me to feed my anxiety about labour and giving birth again I have no idea It couldn't have even seemed like a good idea at the time? Surely not? Doh! x



 
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When she did wake up in the morning she was so cute, shouting 'sunshine, mummy!' 'sunshine!' x
Aw, how sweet. Glad the GroClock is working for you! Stan understands the theory, but chooses not to obey the sun. He stands at his gate at 3am shouting "turn the sun back on, mummy!"



 
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When she did wake up in the morning she was so cute, shouting 'sunshine, mummy!' 'sunshine!' x
Aw, how sweet. Glad the GroClock is working for you! Stan understands the theory, but chooses not to obey the sun. He stands at his gate at 3am shouting "turn the sun back on, mummy!"
that's brilliant! Bless Stan. Although I bet its not so funny at 3am



 
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just a quick thought from me on sleep matters - Joey is starting to drop his nap. He naps consistently at nursery because it is part of the routine and he is very active there, but on weekends for a couple of weeks now he hasn't napped. If we go out in the car late afternoon or early evening he will have a little doze but that's it. Anyway, on the days when he doesn't nap, or just has 30 minutes or so in the car, there is very little fuss at bedtime. We get him down between 7.30 and 8 (in the week it is 8.30-9 by the time he falls asleep). He seems to need 11 to 12 hours of sleep a day nowadays.

anyway just a thought if your LOs are napping for more than an hour in the day you might want to cut it down to an hour to see if it helps in the evening. If they are fighting naptime in the day, maybe try some quiet time instead and try to stretch them out.

I guess they might not be ready, Joey is big (3'1'' and 2.5 stone) which i think is maybe why he is dropping it a bit earlier than the norm (although my niece dropped all naps at 15 months!).



 
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Thanks Captain. Funnily enough I've been thinking about this. At nursery Maia naps for up to two hours whereas at home she seems to have recently dropped to under an hour and that's if she'll nap at all.

I asked nursery to wake her after 1 hour today so we'll see if this has any impact to her night time sleep over the next couple of nights.

My nieces and nephews all dropped their naps very early to the extent that my family thought that I should be dropping Maia's naps at 18 months as there was no way she still needed them. She did still need them but perhaps not so much at almost 2 x



 
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hey ladies - am v behind!

well doe joey!

glad you are getting somewhere with the crash starlight!

M's had the mmr jab but all good - hv wanted us to wean her off bottle before Michael is here but she wont drink cows milk so were just going to slowly mix it in with formula - shes not ready yet and I think theres enough change to come!

Ive got a section date 4th April yey! Feel like I can actually get excited now - its such a weight off - instead of just feeling anxious I'm now feeling more bonded with Michael and am looking forward to meeting him



 
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That's great news you've got a section date Rowan I should think that makes the preparations easier too, having a fixed date to get everything ready for. I could never see my due date like that, even though with hindsight it was pretty accurate.

Bless Stan and Maia with their GroClocks, so cute and funny! I love some of the stuff our toddlers come out with now!

Baby Dexter is 12 days old now and doing great. We've had the health visitor round this morning and he now weighs 8lb 4.5oz, which I'm delighted with. We had problems with Fin's weight gain when he was the same age - Fin was 8lb 10oz at birth but dropped to 8lb 2.5oz by 10 days old. So they are actually very similar weights at the same age.

The health visitor also checked Dex's palate for me. She said he has a high palate but it is intact, and the white lump is an Epstein Pearl



 
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Good news about the Lorry everything, pleased to hear that they are accepting liability and a weight off at least. Glad Fin seems to be over it too. & good news about Dexter and your worries

Star, glad to hear that Maia is managing to sleep a little better. Can't be easy listening to her cry, but it looks like it is slowly working for you. Hopefully it will get better and better.

Rowan, pleased you have your section date. The closer the labour thoughts come to me, the more i can feel butterflies. wish i could feel relaxed about it lol.
sorry if i am being a bit thick- but does she just don't like cow's milk or is it another reason?


Well girls i only popped on briefly, as i have been up most of the night. My nephew has arrived without the need for an induction....weighing a meer 10.7lbs!!!!! i am now going to go and rock in the corner, because the thought of it scares me to death!!!
he is so adorable tho- very relaxed and eyes wide watching everything. Cant believe in around 14 weeks i'll have my own little (please god let her be smaller in weight!) bundle lol
SIL is fine, and so is he.
I just need to get some sleep, so i will catch up with you all over the weekend



 
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Wow congratulations Chelli What a big boy your nephew is. I bet he's absolutely gorgeous

Everything that's brilliant news about Dex, both his weight gain and Epstein Pearl. Bet its a big weight off your mind

Rowan don't worry about cows milk if M doesn't like it yet.

I think maybe the HV is probably thinking more about changing from a bottle to a cup as cups are better for toddlers teeth rather than worrying about her still drinking formula.

If you wanted to you could start weaning M off the bottle while keeping her on formula milk for now. When we started changing Maia to cups she was only having two bottles per day and we poured her morning bottle into a cup after we'd made it up. We kept her night time feed in a bottle for a few weeks longer before changing it. However many milk feeds M has I would try changing them to a cup one at a time until she gets used to them and then worry about changing to cows milk later on. Formula won't hurt M for as long as she wants it - the biggest benefit of cows milk is it saves money for you.

That all said if you feel M isn't ready to swap bottles for cups as yet then don't feel pressured. You know M better than your HV and toddlers are all different at the end if the day.

Congratulations on getting your c section booked relax and enjoy your pregnancy now hun.

As for me Maia went to sleep with no crying last night and woke this morning about 10 minutes before the sun came up on her clock. I popped her back in bed and told her yo shout me again when the sun comes up. I went and got ready to get up and Maia shouted 'morning mummy'. When I went to her room she pointed to the sun on her clock and only then did she get out of bed

I did have to get up a few times in the night to pop her back in bed when she fell out and woke up but she settled immediately everytime. Things are definitely getting much better x



 
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