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Old Jun 20th, 2012, 22:24 PM   1401
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Hey everyone!! I hope you all didn't think I'd forgotten you! I've just found it hard the past few weeks to get on long enough to reply!! I'll try to respond to everyone based on memory, so if I forget important things you've all said, I'm sorry.

Dreamer, great news that Erin has had no more bloody stools. Hopefully that was just a fluke that has passed for good!! And I do the same thing every night before I go to bed. Give a kiss or two and smell his head!! Haha! It does kinda gross me out to think of people kissing all over him. I mean, I never kissed on other people's babies, but some just can't resist the urge I suppose. And my class reunion went quite well. We all had a great time. I think 21 classmates ended up coming (out of 33 in our graduating class), so I'd say that's a pretty good turn out. Only 2 girls didn't show up, and one had a baby the week before, and the other is a doctor and had call that weekend. It's crazy to think that it's been 10 years, and everyone still seems pretty much the same...apart from the fact that most of us are married and have kids now.

Stranje, great news on your tests results coming back good. I'm sure that's a huge relief to you. Sorry that Giada is such a "screamer". I'm sure it's because she's discovered a new sound. Jack has figured out how to make this "snore"-like sound, and he does it all the time. Drives me nuts!! As far as nap schedules go, Jack usually has short cat-naps in the morning, only lasting for 5-20 a piece, then lunch at 12 and he usually has his "good" nap from 2-4, then he eats again, and I TRY to keep him up until his last bottle at 8, then bed. I've noticed that if he sleeps any between 4-8, he will wake up in the middle of the night ready to play.

Trixie, that's great about Conor standing. Jack is a really great at standing and sitting up too, but he still hasn't tackled rolling over. He did it a few times when he was 8 or 9 weeks, but hasn't done it since. Was it you who was worried about the hip displacement? If so, I hope it all works out for you. I"ve not really heard of that about the creases. Jack has so many on his fat little legs, I don't think I could tell if they were uneven or not! Haha!

Claire, good to know Darcy has done well in her own room. And you are right about it being harder for the parents than the babies. Jack's been in his own room since he was 6 weeks, and I know we all sleep better because of it. I think I have the same mobile as you too!! The rainforest....It has fat animals that light up and bees in the middle? Is that the same as yours? I LOVE it! And Jack loves it! If he wakes at night, I just turn it on, and it will usually entertain him until he drifts back off to sleep.

So Jack has been on exclusively formula for 2 days and I've noticed that he has been really uninterested in his bottle, and now leaves about an ounce in each feeding except the last one. And I have to really work with him to even drink that much. He takes 4 8 oz bottles during the day. So 32 oz total. But lately, he's probably only getting maybe 28-30. Do you think it's because the formula keeps him fuller longer? Do you think it's ok he's not getting the same amount? He seems satisfied and doesn't wake at night to be fed. (He hasn't had a night feed for over a week now). For the last 5 weeks, he was getting 4oz breastmilk and 4oz formula in each bottle. I also haven't started him on solids yet (apart from rice cereal in his bedtime bottle). He just doesn't seem ready for it yet. I tried to give him some carrots a few weeks ago, and he just spit it out. So I'm not gonna push it just yet.
As I said earlier, he still isn't rolling over. I am sure to give him tummy time every day. He actually really likes it. He can prop himself way up on his arms and will sometimes stay like that for 5-10 mins and watch tv, so I'm not really worried about his strength. He just seems to be content in one place. Are any of your little ones rolling yet? He also LOVES to stand, and can hold his own weight for a while. When he stands himself up, he gets this huge grin on his face and I sometimes get a little giggle!! I think he feel proud of his accomplishments!! Oh, and he has found his feet. He spends hours pulling them up and grabbing them, and "ooohhh-ing and aaahhh-ing at them. So cute!! Any of your little ones fascinated by the new skills they learn? Oh, and Jack is sleeping great for the most part. He sleeps from 8 till about 6 or 630, and I usually can get him to go back to sleep till 8. But occasionally, he will wake at 4, but I just turn the mobile on and give him a toy, and he's back out in 10 minutes. I can definitely live with that!!

Whew!! I feel like I've written a novel.....Hope all you other ladies who are reading but not posting are doing well, and we'd all love an update if you have time and feel up for it.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 14:44 PM   1402
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Arghhhh just needed to have a rant, it's stuck with me all day! Went to meet my work colleagues for lunch today with Erin, and arrived first. I was trying to navigate my way to our booked table, but the tables were way too tight for the buggy. An elderly couple were sat in my path and the gentleman got up to let me through, I was a bit flustered as don't like to cause a fuss, said sorry it's really hard to navigate, but was concentating on getting through and didn't really hear what was said properly. First was something about she's too young to drink, thought they meant Erin so just smiled. Then as I passed and said thank you very much, he said something about babysitting for the day. I smiled again and it was only when I sat down, I realised he was implying that I was a babysitter and it was me that was too young to drink (think someone commented about being drunk in charge of a 'vehicle' or something). Arghhhh. If I'd heard properly I'd have said something like I may look too young to drink but actually I'm 25 (26 in August!) and she's my daughter. I wish I looked my age. When I'm 25, in a long term engagement, we both have good jobs and own our own house and car, it annoys me that people look at me and think of me as a teen mom, or not even a mom! I had it when buying prenatal vits and pregnancy tests, the woman serving me gave me a filthy look and barely spoke to me as if to say why are you planning a pregnancy at your age. I shouldn't get annoyed, or care what people I don't even know think, I don't mind being judged for something thats true, but when I'm being judged for something I'm not it really bugs me.

Rant over, and I do feel a bit better lol.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 16:01 PM   1403
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Ah dreamer!! I know that's awful but just think in 20 Years time you will only look 20 and people will be so jealous! I'm only laughing cause it used to happen to me all the time, I even got asked for ID for cigs once.... I was 24 at the time!
Im now 33 in 4 weeks and Now I wish I looked younger, the stress off losing the triplets, never mind the shock of having triplets, the hormones, Conor, I now look like I'm 50!!! The grey is coming through, and I never got any until pregnant... My hair is starting to come out in clumps!...I'm now flumpy and don't think I'll ever get my figure back and wrinkles OMG!!!

And the Hv should have come out to you at 16 weeks, I work in northern ireland and its uk government policy.
My work contacted me today.... I'm only being offered 24 hrs p/t per week.... How are my going to survive on that?? It's either that or full time and I travel 50 miles to work and home so it's not worth it, so don't know wat to do????



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 16:21 PM   1404
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Lol you definitely did not look 50, grey, wrinkly or flumpy in your pic you emailed! I know I shouldn't get annoyed and you're right one day I'll be glad to look young, I'll try to look at the positive.

I definitely didn't see anyone at 16 weeks. Should I try to contact her or someone to ask about it?

How many hours were you hoping for trix? Will they not negotiate? I think I'm going to have to go back full time. I would love to stay at home and not go back actually, but we want to go to visit OH's parents in South Africa next year, buy a bigger house and get married eventually lol so I need to go back for a while to save for these things. OH says we might be able to work it so I go back part time, which I'd love but we'll see. I'm hoping after number 2 I might be able to give it up



 
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Old Jun 22nd, 2012, 01:10 AM   1405
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photos can be decieving LOL!!!

at the 16 weeks check we do a weight height and head circumference, also cheak head to toe and do the hips....you should have had that.....they are very strict here abt it, not sure abt england, but you would think its the same.

think ill go back to the 24 hr post, less stress, hardly any child protection, compared to abt 10 cases in F/T hours, the only thing is the pay....at least 570 pounds less.



 
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Old Jun 22nd, 2012, 05:52 AM   1406
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hi ladies!
long time no speak! sorry i haven't ben around for a while, Callum is keeping me very busy and we're looking for another house to rent so things are pretty full on here!
Callum is doing really well, he now weighs 14 lbs 14 ozs - 12.5 ozs heavier than his 5 month old cousin! He's thriving, have got him on a spoonful of baby rice at lunchtimes this week and he loves it! He has a huge appetitie and takes 7oz bottles now, the baby rice seems to be helping him stay full for a bit longer. He's also sleeping really well only waking once in the night at 4.15 am after feeding between 9 pm and 10 pm and then sleeping until around 9am!

How are you all? I must have missed so much!
Will try and go back through all your posts that i've missed but his lordship is now demanding to be fed again - little fatty! lol speak to you all soon x x x



 
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Old Jun 22nd, 2012, 06:46 AM   1407
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Hello ladies i do check in and see how you're all doing. All the babies have grown so fast its amazing!!
So glad ur all doing well.

Im well, though i have been told im anemic now so having to sort out more iron meds. I was annoyed tho as it took 2 weeks for the hospital to tell me and i could have been taking more iron if i had known so im hoping on the next blood result its not gotten worse.

Will keep checking on how ur all doing



 
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Old Jun 22nd, 2012, 07:12 AM   1408
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Hi all!!!

Bryce is great!! 4 months old already! He weighs 13lbs 4oz Eating rice ceral and sttn!!



 
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Old Jun 22nd, 2012, 15:06 PM   1409
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Hi girls really good to hear from you all. Glad you are all well!

Weighed Conor today... He is 22 weeks and 9.15 kg and 70 cm long! My big chub!!!
He didn't sleep much last nite and not much today.... So hoping for a better nite tonite! Must be the teeth!



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 05:16 AM   1410
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Conor has a cold and a chesty cough. At the docs now! He slept well for mum on sat note and thankfully 9 till 7 last nite!!! The best ever!! It won't last!!!



 
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