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Elfs Mummy
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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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