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Phoenix85
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Jun 22nd, 2016, 14:55 PM   #46
 
Blueclass, have you told your MW or HV how you're feeling? It sounds like it's possibly baby blues but speak to someone before it has chance to turn into full on PND.

Take care of yourself as well.
Maybe you could go round to your mum's or your sister's and soak in their bath?
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Jun 22nd, 2016, 15:10 PM   #47
 
We seem to have an even better sleeper this time round, feeling very lucky! Last night she did 10-4, the night before she went 9-5 :-O praying it continues!
I've been a bit up and down the last few weeks too. I have a really good day where everything seems so easy and life is great. Then have days like the last few where everything just seems so hard and I feel so useless and like I just can't cope. I end up crying over the silliest things and get so frustrated with Oscar, which just makes him play up even more which then makes me more upset and emotional. It's a viscous circle. I've tried talking to OH about it, but he just brushes it off. He'll help out for the rest of the day, then go back to his usual useless ways. He's been working away for the last two weeks, and again next week so it's already back to how it was. I'm stressing about our house sale falling through, and my Nan is really poorly in hospital so I just think it's all a bit too much going on at once :-/ hoping tomorrow is a brighter day! I can't complain about Belle at all, she's a breeze. It's Oscar that's hard work at the minute, which is to be expected I suppose. Xxx
 
 

 
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Jun 22nd, 2016, 15:12 PM   #48
 
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Blueclass, have you told your MW or HV how you're feeling? It sounds like it's possibly baby blues but speak to someone before it has chance to turn into full on PND.

Take care of yourself as well.
Maybe you could go round to your mum's or your sister's and soak in their bath?
xx
I'm going to try and talk to my doctor been discarged from mw and il have to see hv next week. No I got friends over this eve but my oh said he will look after summer so I can have a hot bath tomorrow x
 
 
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Jun 22nd, 2016, 16:24 PM   #49
 
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We seem to have an even better sleeper this time round, feeling very lucky! Last night she did 10-4, the night before she went 9-5 :-O praying it continues!
I've been a bit up and down the last few weeks too. I have a really good day where everything seems so easy and life is great. Then have days like the last few where everything just seems so hard and I feel so useless and like I just can't cope. I end up crying over the silliest things and get so frustrated with Oscar, which just makes him play up even more which then makes me more upset and emotional. It's a viscous circle. I've tried talking to OH about it, but he just brushes it off. He'll help out for the rest of the day, then go back to his usual useless ways. He's been working away for the last two weeks, and again next week so it's already back to how it was. I'm stressing about our house sale falling through, and my Nan is really poorly in hospital so I just think it's all a bit too much going on at once :-/ hoping tomorrow is a brighter day! I can't complain about Belle at all, she's a breeze. It's Oscar that's hard work at the minute, which is to be expected I suppose. Xxx

Gosh love it's very similar here; Dexter is a pain but Kitty is really high maintenance as well. I'm kind of wishing these first few months away and I feel so guilty about it because I know we won't do it again.

You've got a lot on too chick, so try to be kind to yourself. I hope your Nan gets well soon.

Where are you up to with the house sale? Xxx


 
 
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 04:27 AM   #50
 
I know what you mean. I feel awful for Oscar most of the time because he needs interaction 100% of the time, which just isn't possible with a newborn who takes up so much time too. I'm just thankful that she's quite an easy baby so far.
Thank you we're hoping she'll be home early next week. The hospital visiting times are a pain!
We had a couple interested, the estate agents kept telling us how certain they were we'd get an offer from them - but turns out they can't raise enough funds so are still 20k off our asking price. We're now considering moving slightly further away nearer to OH's work (still only 45 mins away from 'home'), where he's hopefully getting a new, much better job. So much to think about.
Got the health visitor coming tomorrow, I'll chat to her some more about Belle's reflux and constipation. She seems better on the gaviscon, we've only had one poo since Monday tho so not sure what she's going to suggest.
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 08:15 AM   #51
 
I've been super proud of how our toddler has coped with the arrival of her baby sister. I'm sure we'll have some rocky times ahead, especially when I'm home alone with them both after OH goes back to work, but so far she's been really well behaved and loving.

We didn't have a good night last night. Kara was really unsettled all evening and wouldn't go down in her carrycot. It seems to be her digestive system causing her discomfort as she's very bubbly and she cries out before each poo. This continued through the night with us having to take it in turns to co-sleep with her, which neither of us enjoys, so not a lot of sleep. Typical as we have a busy day ahead and I won't get a chance for an afternoon nap to help catch up on sleep. Just hope it doesn't last as I hate seeing her in pain and not able to ease it for her
 
 

 
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 18:39 PM   #52
 
Did the panicky parent thing today. Kara hasn't been herself (as much as she has a norm after just one week!) and this afternoon her temperature rocketted to over 38 so we had to take her for an emergency GP appointment (we haven't got her birth certificate yet so she's not even registered with our GP yet). Fortunately he doesn't think there's anything wrong and is happy for us to continue monitoring her temperature overnight. Fingers crossed it comes down as we can't help but worry. Serves us right for celebrating how easy our first week was!
 
 

 
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Jun 24th, 2016, 07:01 AM   #53
 
You did the right thing Maud. It's so hard to know when to get them seen, but glad all is ok xxx


 
 

 
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Jun 24th, 2016, 08:16 AM   #54
 
Thanks Jenni. Her temperature has stayed up overnight (we co-slept) so got to call the GP again.
 
 

 
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Jun 24th, 2016, 12:46 PM   #55
 
It's been warm, are you sure it's not just due to overheating? What did she sleep in? Is she stayng too warm if you have her in just a short sleeved vest?

Hope she's OK x
 
 

 
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Jun 24th, 2016, 15:16 PM   #56
 
Thanks phoenix. She's been admitted into hospital as her temperature was still too high. They suspect a skin infection but are doing all sorts of tests, including a lumber puncture. It's all very scarey but i know we're in the right place.
 
 

 
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Jun 24th, 2016, 17:28 PM   #57
 
Oh Maud poor you and your little lady. Good job you went and got her checked out.
Hope they find out what's causing her high temp asap so she can make a speedy recovery.

We had our 6 week check today - what a waste of time! GP even started talking about weaning! And recommended 4 months instead of usual 6 months! Bizarre!


 
 

 
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Jun 24th, 2016, 17:51 PM   #58
 
Oh Maud sorry to hear that. Good on you for following your instincts and getting her checked again. Fingers crossed she makes a speedy recovery so you can get her back home.
I took Belle to the docs this morning as advised by the HV. She's still having issues with pooing, eczema on her forehead and cheeks, really fusses taking a bottle and lots of other little things too which led us to suspect cows milk intolerance, just like her brother had but luckily he seems to be growing out of it now at 21 months.
So anyway, I told the doctor I wanted to try her on a dairy free milk - I was expecting a battle as it took a good 6 months for anyone to take notice and try different milk with Oscar - and he agreed straight away one bottle in and she took it so much better, just need to see how/when it comes out the other end to see how her bowels are coping. Really hope it works for her. Xxx


 
 

 
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Jun 24th, 2016, 19:54 PM   #59
 
Thanks ladies.They've ruled out the big nasties like meningitis so skin infection is looking most likely. Got to wait for the rest of the test results. They've brought her temperature down with paracetamol but we're going to have to stay in for at least a day or two of antibiotics. OH has brought me in a bag laden with food and snacks (as they can't feed parents on children's ward - ah how I miss the copious food on maternity ward!). On a nice note they weighed her and she's back up to birth weight, despite being ill.

MrsT I remember my 6 week check last time was useless too. Can't understand why they would discuss weaning with you at it though; especially if they don't know the right guidance!!

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Jun 24th, 2016, 20:50 PM   #60
 
Oh no Maud Really hope she makes a speedy recovery. I can't believe they aren't feeding you?! Are you breastfeeding? All the hospitals (3 - Darenth Vallet, Dartford, St Thomas, London & QA Portsmouth) all fed me whilst breastfeeding James when we were in from 3-5weeks old for a knee infection. As I needed to be there as baby's food source, if bottle feeding then they didn't as you could leave and have a nurse feed baby if needed (some were left overnight being looked after by the nurses!!)

Hope the dairy free milk helps Belle out Jenni. Good they gave it to you so easily this time.

We had our 6wk check up today too and been given infant gaviscon for Alfie to try and help his reflux but struggling to get him to take it without gagging xx
 
 

 
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