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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 14:20 PM   1171
amandas
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Hi J, I wouldn't worry about the clothes. If the nurse says he's on schedule then I'm sure he's fine! Be pleased he's getting use out of him newborn stuff! Zac only wore his for about 4 weeks! How much does he weigh now?

Luca used to feed 2 hourly too, I can't remember how old he was when he started going longer. But don't worry about what other people say. Every baby is different and you're giving him everything he needs. Zac was 2 hourly for a while too but I've managed to get him into a 3 hourly routine now. Does Ethan nap between every feed? Our routine now is 'eat, activity, sleep'. I remember reading about it and Luca slotted into that routine too when he was a bit older. Not sure whose theory it is though! Eg if I feed Zac in the morning starting at 9am (the feed can be anything from 5-45 mins depending on what else is going on and how distracted he is!), then he will be awake until about 10.30. He then starts to get grumpy. Early on I thought it was because he was hungry again and so would feed him, but now I've realised it's cos he's tired. So at this point I either go out in the car or put him in the pram (neither of my boys would/will sleep in a cot during the day!). He'll then go to sleep, anything from half hour to and hour and a half. If he has a short nap he usually wakes up happy and will happy look around/at toys etc until the 3 hours. Does that make sense!?!? It doesn't always work that way and the start time changes every day! I do try to plan mg trips out to coincide with when he needs to sleep but it doesn't always work!! In fact he's currently fast asleep on me straight after his feed this evening!!! He's been a bit grumpy today and we had a bad night last night. I think it's cos I ate a whole Easter egg yesterday! We both paid the price though

That's great op that you get to work from home until Oliver is 2! Glad everything is going well for you! I know what you mean about packing all the little clothes away. Although last time I got to put them all in the loft. This time I need to get rid of it all because we're not planning on having any more but I haven't been able to bring myself to do that yet!!!



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2013, 10:11 AM   1172
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wel yes they say he is growing perfectly, we weighed him about a month ago and then he was 5.5kg which is perfectly normal and in line with how he is supposed to grow. he is just a little skinny i guess not allot of fat yet

i have managed to get him to feed every 3 hours now!! thank goodness! i get to sleep at night lol
he does not sleep after every feed during the day, he is awake most of the time and will dose off here and there for 15 to 30 mins and sometimes if he hasn't slept the whole day he will sleep a good 2 hours in the afternoon. i should try and see what his sleeping pattern is during the day, to be honnest i didn't really notice when he sleeps and not because i'm at home with him and busy with things around the house most of the time.

at night he sleeps after every feed, no problems there and sometimes only wakes up every 4 to 5 hours which is awesome. he still has problems with cramps as well even though i try to keep my diet as clean as possible! i got him a probiotic again today and hoping that would help a bit. i've read from 3 months it gets better but if you are not eating right whilst breastfeeding i don't think it will ever get better until they start eating solids.

he gets the cramps bad almost every day and i hate pumping him full of medicines etc! and i mean i really eat well!! guess its the milk here and the egg there that makes the difference.

you are so lucky to stay at home with your boys!! i'm not looking forward to leaving him may!!



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2013, 14:44 PM   1173
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Hi J, I had problems with Luca being very windy too and have also had days with Zac too. I've found though that I'm fine with dairy and eggs. I've had problems with more acidic type foods. I've now cut out completely citrus fruits, grapes, strawberries and tomatoes and he's much better. Perhaps make a note about what you're eating? I've also bought an ebook called calming colic which is very interesting. I'm happy to send it to you if you like? Just pm me your email address xx



 
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Old May 17th, 2013, 07:34 AM   1174
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Hi Ladies, how are you all doing? How are your little ones sleeping/feeding etc? Op I saw a pic on fb of O sucking a corn on the cob! Are you weaning yet? I'm not sure when I'll start, probably in a few weeks! It seems to have come round so quickly! I cAnt believe Z will be 5 months in 3 days! It's crazy! Hope you're all well xx



 
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:54 AM   1175
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Hey Amanda, we're doing well thanks. Oli has basically taken a very keen interest in food on his own and actually cries and reaches out when we're eating! As I was planning on baby led weaning we're just going with the flow. He has tastes of things every other day, but doesn't really eat anything, just plays and explore it!

He's sleeping well, has a good routine now, goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up once for a feed usually around 2/3am then back to sleep until 6.30/7am with the odd hiccup now and then! I'm sure he's teething as he's dribbling and gnawing and anything he can get his hands on! Plus I can see a little white dot on his lower gums.

Happy 5 months to Zac! I can't believe how quick it's gone! I was feeling a bit sad yesterday as my baby is growing so much and becoming a little boy almost now! I miss the newborn stage quite a bit (but am loving seeing him grow etc). Plus I love that I can play with him now and take him to more places. We go to yoga, cinema, tomorrow we're going to the British museum for a parent view exhibition, which should be fun!

How is Zac doing? Are you going to do any sleep training? oli always falls asleep on the boob and has to be dead asleep before going in his cot, even then he wakes sometimes so usually ends up in bed with us. I'm aware of this now and don't want it to be like this for too much longer. I'm thinking of trying the gradual retreat solution (or anything that doesn't include crying it out) as I don't want him to only be able to sleep with a boob in his mouth, but I think it's going to be tough to crack!

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Old May 22nd, 2013, 09:24 AM   1176
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hi ladies!

glad to hear things are good with u guys!! the kids grow way too fast right!!! but its incredible to see them grow into tiny human beings.

ethan is 4 months and i stopped bf him now this week. he kinda weaned himself since he started going to nursery school and got frustrated when i tried to breastfeel because he got used to the bottle and drinking breastmilk from it.

so now, since he is not drinking from me any longer, my milk has slowly but surely faded away and it got hard expressing. would have loved to breastfeed for longer but he decided otherwise

i must say some days i also miss that tiny newborn body! but i love all the smiles i get and his eyes following me around the room etc. he is so beautifull and i can cuddle him to death! haha

he is much better now with the winds and hardly has any cramps anymore, so just think he kinda outgrew that. its so cool that oliver has started testing food himself! i hope ethan does that too.

i'm lucky with regards to him sleeping in his own 'bed'. he has no problem with that and luckily i don't have to struggle getting him out of ours.



 
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