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Jan 3rd, 2017, 22:36 PM   #436
 
Eek how are you all ?? Just found out we're expecting baby number three ! Charlie's still going to be such a baby I'm so scared x
 
 

 
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Jan 5th, 2017, 08:26 AM   #437
 
Oh wow that was fast was you trying? I couldn't imagine getting pregnant again right now I'm shattered as it is!
 
 
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Jan 6th, 2017, 08:35 AM   #438
 
Hey girls! Lovely to read your updates. Congratulations elfs mummy! Hope you have a nice easy pregnancy.

Robyn is 7.5m now. She's pretty small compared to every other baby we know but she's doing really well. She doesn't crawl, she either commando crawls or bum shuffles - but she gets to where she needs(/wants!) to go. She's pulling herself to standing and the latest trick is being able to sit herself up - so this is constant at bedtime!!

We've had a really HARD 3 months. Husband got a new job and has been working ridiculous hours so we've had to adjust with that. 3yo isn't coping well with his days in nursery so we've had to adjust his hours to half days daily - theoretically gives me more one on one with Robyn but not really. It all feels like it's calming down again now though.

Robs LOVES her food (not so fussed on milk, never has been!) and eats absolutely loads. I've got a new job so I'm returning to work at the end of Feb (should have been June!!) so we're taking the kids to Disney the week before to get some quality time in.
 
 

 
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Jan 6th, 2017, 23:58 PM   #439
 
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Hey girls! Lovely to read your updates. Congratulations elfs mummy! Hope you have a nice easy pregnancy.

Robyn is 7.5m now. She's pretty small compared to every other baby we know but she's doing really well. She doesn't crawl, she either commando crawls or bum shuffles - but she gets to where she needs(/wants!) to go. She's pulling herself to standing and the latest trick is being able to sit herself up - so this is constant at bedtime!!

We've had a really HARD 3 months. Husband got a new job and has been working ridiculous hours so we've had to adjust with that. 3yo isn't coping well with his days in nursery so we've had to adjust his hours to half days daily - theoretically gives me more one on one with Robyn but not really. It all feels like it's calming down again now though.

Robs LOVES her food (not so fussed on milk, never has been!) and eats absolutely loads. I've got a new job so I'm returning to work at the end of Feb (should have been June!!) so we're taking the kids to Disney the week before to get some quality time in.

That sounds lovely, same you are returning to work early though.

I return to work in march part time as hubby also got promoted and said we can afford it if thats what I want. We won't be financially better as he will cover what I lose it is feel it's the best decision for us. I can't leave summer full time, she is my first and I want to treasure each and every moment with her. Summer is 7months tomorrow and feeding is going ok but she can't do lumps very well. I tried baby led weaning but didn't like it after she chocked on broccoli.
We are having a terrible time with bed time. As soon as i lay her down she wakes up. On me she will sleep for hrs. I just don't know what to do, I don't beleive in cc and she dont self sooth. She has got used to falling asleep whilst feeding and iv no idea how to break this. I have a sleeping specialist coming over next week so hopefully she will help. Last night hubby and I did it in shifts and its killing us. We have no time. E for each other anymore as one has to sleep when she is and the other one deals with her. I'm so stressed about it and feel like we should have been harder when she was younger but it's done now. Im still breastfeeding and hope to continue whilst working we will see how it goes.
 
 
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Jan 7th, 2017, 18:41 PM   #440
 
No not trying but the condom split and I didn't think anything of it as I hadn't had a proper period just random spotting and low and behold I'm pregnant. I hope summer starts sleeping soon for you I can get Charlie to sleep pretty easily at night but from midnight he's up every 45 minutes. Not really sure how we're going to manage a newborn as well but hey ho were doing it.


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Jan 10th, 2017, 01:13 AM   #441
 
Aww... congrats Elfs mummy! What a surprise that must have been!

Good to hear from you too Tigger and that Robyn's doing good - hope you get into the swing of things with you and OH's work arrangements

Blueclass, you'll figure it out, see what this specialist says. Babycentre has this whole section on sleep methods, although maybe you've seen it already. There's CC of course, but they detail other no-cry techniques too. There's the famous Dr. Spock book too with good tips about everything, which I have a copy of (from my hippyish mother haha) You'll find what works eventually

Rowan goes down to sleep well these days - I tend to put her down, kiss her, say goodnight and leave the room, and she'll grizzle and complain often, but gets herself off to sleep in under a minute. If she's properly crying or unsettled for more than a minute, I'll pop back in to give another kiss and leave again, and usually the 2nd or 3rd time does it.
Her problem is that she still wakes a lot in the night - her best stretch is about 5 hours, but often she wakes still every 2 or 3 either for reassurance or a feed. Hopefully it'll gradually get better!

She's almost cracked a crawling type movement now and loves to roll and flip herself over to get where she wants to go. I keep thinking she might give up on crawling in favour of rolling - my kid brother did!
Feeding's going well too, with a mixture of babyled and spoon feeding. We pretty much skipped puree apart from some fruits I make into jams for her, and she's really enjoying gumming things (no teeth yet!)
Banana and yoghurt is very popular (she could eat that all day), also ragu pasta and cod with potato and pea mash. She seemed to love a chunk of avocado I offered her today too!
 
 

 
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Jan 10th, 2017, 10:16 AM   #442
 
Oh god, sleep is my enemy. My 3 year old has always been a horrific sleeper. Since my husband has been working stupid hours, I've had to do bedtime for both kids by myself. I've now got the 3 year old climbing into bed, pjs on, quick story, tucked in and he's asleep. All night. It's a bloody miracle. Robyn, however.... she's a climber. All she wants to do is stand up and attempt to throw herself over the cot edge. It's a bloody nightmare, takes at least an hour of feed-stand-laugh-feed etc before she'll even think about closing her eyes. No one else can do it, either. Naps are quite hit and miss too - lovely if on me, maybe 20 mins if I manage to wriggle out?!
 
 

 
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Jan 21st, 2017, 16:44 PM   #443
 
Hey everyone, just thought I'd pop in and say hello Not been on here in aaages. How is everyone and the little bubbas? Ruby is good. Very easy baby compared to her brother but not been so good at sleeping. She finally started sleeping through this week after 7 months! We were so desperate and put her in her own room which worked. I stopped bf'ing last week as she wasnt interested any more. She prefers bottles. I am sad because it was such a lovely experience but also glad that it ended naturally with her stopping it as opposed to me.
Congrats Elfs Mummy! Wow, that must have been a shock.
Anyone thinking of the next baby? We thought we were done but lately we've started discussing the possibility of a 3rd. I wouldnt want anything less than 2.5 year age gap though so it wouldnt happen for a while yet. But coming on here and reading the BFP's and birth announcements etc has made me a bit broody again! Very strange. I honestly thought I was done. Especially after the morning sickness I had with Ruby. I guess you kind of forget after a while
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Jan 24th, 2017, 15:42 PM   #444
 
Hello everyone not been on here in a long time. My son is now 6 months and sitting on his own which he loves. I've stopped bf as he's not interested now he's on solids and it means my hubby can help at night as he's still up once. He's so much more settled now as he was a terrible baby who cried all day!
Congrats elfsmummy - bet that was a shock! We plan to have another one at some point by probably have a 2 year age gap - I need to go back to work for a bit before I go off again!!
Anyway lovely to read how everyone is getting on ��
 
 

 
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Jan 25th, 2017, 20:52 PM   #445
 
Good to hear from you babymaker and ttc and that your little uns are doing good! Rowan's still crap at sleeping more than 4 or 5 hours straight max, but I feel used to it now hehe
I'd be totally up for another kid, but partner still not keen!

Apparently Rowan's a medical weirdness... if people remember, she was diagnosed with a multicystic dysplastic kidney before she was even born - the tube connecting the right kidney to the bladder didn't form properly and the kidney formed into a useless ball of cysts, leaving her with just one functioning kidney. This wasn't a problem though - plenty of people with just one kidney!
Due to this, she's been back and forth for tests to make sure things are ok, and just before christmas, she had a radioactive dye put through her and a scan to see how her blood system's working. This morning, we had an appointment with a consultant, who told us that the results had showed something very unexpected... there's still kidney function on the right side
Left does about 65% of the work and right 35%. The only thing she could think was that the kidney had also been duplex, so it had two tubes, randomly, and part of the kidney survived! Since she's been well up to now, it shouldn't be a problem, but we have to keep an eye on her blood pressure and possible UTIs. So now they want to scan her some more to see exactly what's going on, but apparently more for the interests of medical science than for her benefit lol
 
 

 
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Jan 27th, 2017, 12:31 PM   #446
 
Oh my goodness Yorkslass that's amazing! Really hope it wont cause her any problems in the future.
Will she have to go for regular scans?

Anyone heading back to work soon? I will in a couple of months but I work from home so not that big a deal

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Jan 27th, 2017, 16:14 PM   #447
 
That's great news Yorkslass
 
 

 
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Jan 29th, 2017, 00:56 AM   #448
 
She'll be having another ultrasound soon to see what's going on, and I guess then they'll know what best to do! Rowan's always been in fine health though, so I'm sure there's not much to worry about

I was to be due back at work in March, but I requested to go part time after mat leave and my company refused on very flimsy grounds, so I appealed the decision and now have to go to another meeting on Tuesday. Sheesh. Reading up on my rights today and will have to be well prepared as I think they'll just try to trip me up somehow. I get the impression they'd rather force me to resign. Could do without this stress - I need to know exactly what I'm doing to arrange any childcare etc!
 
 

 
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Jan 29th, 2017, 17:35 PM   #449
 
York lass that sounds stressful, I go back 8th March and my mum will be having baby. I am going back part time so just 3 days a week so I'm very happy about that. Your have to tell us what happens x
 
 
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Jan 29th, 2017, 21:49 PM   #450
 
That's great news yorkslass and yes I remember you finding out about the kidney problem antenatally. Will she need long term regular follow up?
As for work I go back in 3 months (took 9 months mat and 1 month a/l). Goingback 3 days and my hubby is off one so only 2 days child care for us! Sort of looking forward to a routine as I feel like I'm in a bubble which consists of going to baby classes/chatting about poo and baby wipe brands hahaha! I'm sure the first few weeks will be awful and il be crying leaving my wee boy but I think it'll be healthier for me to be back at work! So lucky I don't need to go back full time - couldn't cope with that xx
 
 

 
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