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Old May 24th, 2018, 15:02 PM   1081
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Good to hear from you both, I think you’re both supermums!

Glad you still have husbands help Juliet whilst you adjust to life with 4 precious children, it is definitely exciting
How are you feeling physically now?

Wish, that’s great all the sleep you’re all getting, I can imagine it’s much needed and helps you through your day, they sound so gorgeous and perfect

Calebs doing well, he has about 3 bottles of formula a day now in between breastfeeding which he still loves to do ALOT lol, the formula does keep him full up longer but still isn’t long between he wants another feed
Madeleine is all over him and she you can see he loves her too, when I think she’s been over loving and say he’s not liking it he’s actually got the biggest smile on his face and she knows it lol, I just worry about her cuddling too hard sometimes and laying all over him!
Nights aren’t bad, he is usually up once now for 30-45 mins out of 9-10 hours so hoping this stays
He’s still cuddled to sleep after boob though but Madeleine always was and I can’t see me changing it, Madeleine was cuddled to sleep up until she was 2 and then all of a sudden it stopped when she moved to her bed from the cot so I’ve probab got another 2 years of it but I wouldn’t change that for the world!

Glad to hear from you all, hope everyone is well



 
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Old May 25th, 2018, 00:38 AM   1082
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wish, that age sounds wonderful!!!! giving me something to look forward to. and really cant believe they are 4 months old already! so glad you are getting some sleep! yep, everyones happy when they are getting better sleep!!!

star, you also sound like you are doing really well!! i am so happy! and that's a short waking for that long of a chunk of sleep, so that is REALLY good!!! i hope it keeps up for you!!! i find it a bit challenging when the siblings try to touch and "check on baby", drives me a bit nutty as my 2 year old is kinda pushy.

so Mav is 6 weeks old now. we still don't have a sleep schedule down yet or anything, and we are dealing with a couple issues. he has lots of snot, so i have to do saline drops and suction a couple times a day. not a huge deal, but may want to take him in if it's a cold or something. then the other issue is he gets constipated last 5 days or so. he has daily poops, but they have decreased and then he will fuss, grunt and even scream a bit when he is trying to pass gas or have a poop. so sad to watch. i was going to try some gas relief drops, but the pedi advised against it for his young age. so doing lot's of bicycle legs, and gently rubbing his tummy and hoping it will get better. he has small poops and then every couple days a big blowout!
i am excited to be starting to feel better so got in a 2.5 mile walk today. my incision is a little itchy sometimes with tiny bits of pain but not too bad. i see my gyno next week for my 6 week followup so that will be good.

hope everyone is doing well! and getting excited for the weekend!!



 
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Old May 25th, 2018, 07:50 AM   1083
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star - you sound like you are doing amazingly well! I love the 2 yrs of snuggles Timothy has fallen asleep on me a few times now and I love it - once when I had a friend over and just had him sitting on my lap as we were chatting and suddenly Zzzzzzz hahaha
Madeleine sounds like she's being a fantastic big sister!

juliet - oooh the boogers! both boys were heavily snotty, especially over the winter. And we had to battle the dry air - little Malcolm's nose bled! We took him into the pedi to make sure we didn't puncture or scratch anything with the sucker bulb thing and he was fine. Just has sensitive membranes like I do. I used to get bloody noses all the time growing up. Anyway - we use the Nose Frieda now and it's a life-saver!! It grossed me out thinking about using it but it's FINE and no boogers come close to your mouth and it's insanely effective. Still have to give drops sometimes and suck out a little bit but they are much better now.

I was looking back to pics of T when we were giving him a bath at one week old, where his head was just swimming in the bath towel hood and now we can barely get it over his head! It seems like so long ago already.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 23:51 PM   1084
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Hi how is everyone and all our babies?

Wee all good here, though just had a bad night! Some are good and some not so good with Caleb lol
He’s on 3 5oz bottles of formula a day and breastfed on demand in between and at night
After dropping from the 50th centile at birth, to the second, he’s now going back up and on the 25th
Last weighed a month ago and was 17lb, definitely got some chunky thighs now!

He sleeps in the bassinet part of the travel cot now as he rolls all over the place, this is what Madeleine used until going into the big cot in her own room at 7 months

Him and Madeleine are becoming good friends now he’s more interactive and it’s so lovely to see

A month ago at 4 months old he got chicken pox and had it bad, every bit of him was covered in big blisters but luckily he wasn’t ill in himself apart from 1 night with a bit of a temp, we were stuck in for a week though then 2 weeks later Madeleine got it so was stuck in again! She was really ill with it though, cough, cold, temp, sick ugh was horrid, her excema also came back with a vengeance behind her knees and inside her elbows so we’re back on the steroid cream for that and antihistamines as the scratching was so bad and getting a 2 year old not to pick scans is impossible!

We had a 3 night stay in a holiday park the week after in a caravan which was fun but I’m counting down the weeks til Ibiza!

Hope you’re all well, looking forward to any updates!



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 06:59 AM   1085
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Hi Star! Sounds like you've had quite the eventful last couple of months! So Caleb weighs 17lbs at 5 months old and he's only in the 25th percentile? I'm curious about that and to see where Timothy is in comparison in a couple of weeks. They have their 6 month appointment on the 25th and I would say he weighs around 17lbs now, and he's consistently been in about the 46th. Malcolm is still a peanut, he MIGHT reach 15lbs by the time the appointment comes around.

We had our first ailment too - Malcolm got an ear infection. He had temps up to around 104.3 - it was scary. But we worked through it and he's doing great now. One thing I learned was that a bit of a fever is a good thing and you don't want to medicate it until it gets too high, b/c that's the body fighting off the infection properly.
Timothy seemed to get a little sympathy fever but he turned out to be fine. Both are getting close to teething - T's gums are swollen. Both were actually more drooly a couple weeks ago than they are now, now that I think about it. Huh...who knows.

Other than that - looking forward to going camping with them in a few weeks. We have their 6 month pictures next weekend. I'll be happy when we can finally put SPF on them and take them out to more places. We've been waiting until they hit the 6 month mark. I want to take them to my aunt and uncle's pool too! It's been SO HOT here!

That's it for us!! I hope you're all doing great!!



 
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