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Old Mar 1st, 2018, 04:30 AM   1411
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Sorry I’ve been MIA! We’ve been sick, busy, life has just been crazy. William is 6 months old tomorrow!! It’s going too fast. I’m going to catch up and reply in the morning. Hope everyone is well! Sorry for being slack



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2018, 04:47 AM   1412
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So I caught up tonight haha. I was too excited to see everyone saying congrats to Bonnie!! Congratulations, I hope everything went well and you’re recovering!

Ask, how are you getting on? I remember around 15 weeks I started feeling really great. Way more energy but no bump yet. Any movements?

TTC, you’re brave thinking about number 4! How are you feeling in your recovery?

Lucy, you’re so close now. Exciting for your baby shower. How are you feeling?

AFM, life just doesn’t seem to get any less crazy. I had an appointment with the OB/GYN and my uterus stuck to my abdominal wall when it was healing from my c section. So I’m having surgery in the next few months. I’m still in a lot of pain. Then I got sick with some horrible bug. William got sick because I ate something I thought was dairy free but it wasn’t. He got dehydrated and had vomiting and diarrhea and lost weight. They sent off a stool sample and he is very intolerant to dairy. So I need to be more careful but at least we have confirmation. We started solids last week and the poo has gone in the other direction! He’s been really uncomfortable and he is on 2 different medications to get that going. Also, finally diagnosed with reflux after me saying to 3 different doctors that he is spilly and very uncomfortable. So he’s on Zantac, 3 times a day and I have a different boy!! He’s also crawling now. He’s so strong, he can make it across the room for a toy. Our well child nurse couldn’t believe it. She said he’s where babies usually are by 7 months. I just want him to slow down. I can’t even hve cuddles anymore because he thinks I’m a trampoline. Still waiting for the court case around the incident that happened earlier this year. He’s being charged with 3 different offenses. DH is busy building our house, doing his and his boss’s job and about to go away for 6 weeks. I hardly see him. He’s usually out of the house before 6pm and home after 10pm. But it is what it is. Still no AF for me, but I’m not complaining about that.

And my little baby is half way to 1 tomorrow. I just want it to slow down!! It’s going too fast.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2018, 06:53 AM   1413
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Sarah - 6 months, wow! It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were all TTC at the same time and now you have a 6 month old! I had a dream last night that my baby girl was already growing into her 6 month clothes and I kept thinking, this is going too fast! I’m sorry you have to have surgery - you’ve had quite the rough go!

I am feeling pretty good. Still getting a lot of headaches but nausea has improved. I’m definitely developing a little bump though much of it is probably still bloat. I’m part of a pregnancy group on Facebook and it amazes me how big some people’s bumps are at this stage! Usually those who have already had at least 1 child.

Nita - glad to hear Liezl is on the mend and starting to gain weight back. And I hope you and your DH are feeling better too!



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2018, 07:53 AM   1414
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Hi Sarah - should I say welcome back? I am glad to hear William is doing so well, I can't believe time has gone so fast. Just be patient with the solids... he will get used to it. I am sorry to hear your recovery is still on going...

Ask, with a second child your uterus is already stretched out, so the bump shows sooner. I am pretty sure you are getting a real bump by now. The bloating lasts the 1st tri mester. Your baby girl are going to start to rapidly grow, very soon!

Myself, DH and Liezl have fully recovered from the tummy bug. However, AF is a nightmare. I had never had a period this heavy. I usually use thin small pads, but I had to buy extra thick ones for xtra heavy flow, and I have to change it atleast once an hour. Today is the 3rd day already. I didnt miss AF at all lol.

Liezl is sitting by herself for a few minutes, and she gets 2 meals a day along with her milk. Rice cereal in the AM and mixed fruit and veggies in the afternoon. I am introducing new flavours tonight...carrot and butternut. She is still so small, she only weighs 6.2kg (almost 14lbs). Sarah, how much does William weigh now?



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2018, 05:07 AM   1415
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Ask- time definitely flies!! It’s crazy. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I was TTC. I don’t want to say I’ve forgotten how hard it was but with all the other struggles and us being so lucky to get William, I know some of the pain has washed away. I hate saying that because it was hard and it’s still so hard for lots of people. Haha don’t rush your wee one, enjoy every moment. My due date was the 31st August.

You sound really similar to the symptoms I was getting. And I wouldn’t worry too much about not having a bump just yet. You’ll find that you’ll be getting rounder really soon. The first person who didn’t know I was pregnant and asked was about 25 weeks. I didn’t have a huge bump though. But definitely second + time mums seem to get bigger sooner. I could still tie up my shoe laces at 40 weeks.

Nita, haha thanks. Sorry I’ve been slack. I don’t even know where my life goes. He’s not in love with solids. I thought he would be but that’s fine. I’m in no rush. I’d quite like to introduce some finger foods but it scares me haha. So I’m just doing purées.

I’m glad you’re on the mend. I have heard that the first and second AF are usually the worst. I’m not looking forward to it!

Wow Liezl is doing well. I just started 2 meals a day. I’m staying away from rice cereal because he’s been quite constipated from solids. Even though I have given him pears, apricots and prunes. He loves water. In the end we went to the doctor and got 2 different kinds of medicine and he’s finally gone. Are you making your own? I’ve made my own but I just can’t get meat to purée to a good texture and I want him to get some iron. We haven’t been weighed in quite a while. At 5 months and 1 week he was 6.9kgs. But now that he is on solids and I’ve cut out dairy I think he’s gained quite a bit. He doesn’t feel so small anymore.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2018, 06:05 AM   1416
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The first month on solids are hard! they don't like it, however they get used to it. We haven't had any issues with constipation, even now that shes on formula and solids - her tummy goes once a day around midday. I won't be giving her any meat though until 7 months. The pediatrician advised us to give cereal, fruit and veggies and milk until 7 months, and introduce protein then I dont make my own puree's for her, I buy these squishy bags from the baby store. They are very cheap and taste good. The Pead also have us introducing finger foods around 13 months.

Have you tried giving William probiotics to help the constipation? We have drops here, only 5 drops in the am and pm in the milk. We chose a formula though that already contains probiotics

I wish Liezl would start to gain more weight lol, she gained so much on breastmilk and since then she only picked up around 100g per week, however we did have some issues with the milk and then having a runny tummy and the bug for 2 weeks. ugh!

I hope the 2nd AF won't be as bad...Oh my goodness this one have been bad enough - thank goodness it seems like it will stop today or tomorrow!

I am glad that William is doing so well though!! I know its still far away, but are you planning something for his 1st birthday? I wasn't going too, but then I saw some ideas from friends, and I am considering a small get together with closest friends and family, probably around 30 people and do a themed like... maybe hello kity hee hee



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2018, 03:23 AM   1417
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Yeah he’s gone off solids. Not interested. He wants the spoon but not the food. I think it doesn’t help we have to give him medicine through a syringe 4-5 times a day. We are still deialing with constipation but it’s getting better. We are giving him medication for it too.

Here, we are told they have anything except honey. Also we are told to not give salt or sugar. I’ve given him meat, he’s hard salmon and chicken. I’ve also given him some peanut butter. The current research suggests introducing allergen foods early has better outcomes. The doctor thinks he might be allergic to eggs so I’ve held off until we see the specialist.

I haven’t really thought about his first birthday but I think we will have a party! Maybe just family and close friends. We’ll see how we go.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 04:37 AM   1418
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dont give up on the solids Sarah. Breastmilk do not contain enough iron for babies older than 6months. He will absolutely hate solids for a month, but he will start to love it. Its just strange and new for them. But once you get something he loves, you will see he will love it. Try sweet potato and pear.

Yesterday morning when I took Liezl to creche they told methat they are going to lower her cot because shes rolling everywhere and they are scared she might get out. And this morning they told me, I must keep an eye on her and child proof the house, her net step is crawling! Like woah - she is on the same level as the 6 month old next to her. When did she grow up so much??



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2018, 03:05 AM   1419
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Oh he had been great on solids. But then we had to start giving him lots of different medications and he has struggled with being spoon fed. We've been putting things in the Boon feeder. He definitely won't have pear. He'll have pumpkin and I've been slowly mixing a little bit of other things in with the pumpkin. I'm just taking things slowly, trying to let him feed himself. He's fiercely independent.

I know what you mean about the physical development. William has been rolling both ways since 15 weeks. He's been crawling for a good 3 weeks now. He's got a pincer grip. I can hold his hands and he'll stand. We are doing a study at our local university and I have a questionnaire of things he can/can't yet do. Our next one has to be completed by 9 months and he's already doing all but 1-2 of the things on the questionnaire. I can't have cuddles with him anymore because he just uses me as a jungle gym.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2018, 04:16 AM   1420
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Its good that he likes the pumkin. At the moment Liezl is getting sweet potato, carot and butternut all mixed up. I want to start giving fruits seprately in the evening.

Wow I cant believe he is crawling already. I find it hard to believe that Liezl has already been in school for 6 weeks, and that she is growing so fast. She can sit by her own for a minute or two now. And I know what you mean about the cuddles, she will just grab my shirt, or my ears and pull away. I cant even make her sleep anymore, its a nightmare getting her to sleep during the day, she simply refuses.

Ive attached a photo of my little busy bee during tummy time this morning. Excuse the mess in the back ground.



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