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#1 TiffanyAndLogan

Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:24 PM

Hi all,

Just looking for some parents with babies around the same age and have a chat with. Throw some questions out there and share some stories. My baby boy was born 29th April and now 7 1/2 weeks. Loving being a mum. hope to hear from you soon.

#2 Jo-Anna

Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:31 PM

I have 8 week old twins.. come on over to the MAY 2013 parents group if you like. We are a friendly bunch original.gif
Oops just realised this is posted in the April group.... sorry!

Edited by Jo-Anna, 19 June 2013 - 04:32 PM.


#3 Autumn baby 2013

Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

Hi you replied to my normal baby behaviour. I'm in the same boat as you would love to have someone to chat to on here.

#4 joeyinthesky

Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

Hi, my little boy was born 23rd April, so just a few days older. How are things going for you?  First 3 -4 weeks was pretty full-on here original.gif  Jo

#5 TiffanyAndLogan

Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Son1stmum @ 19/06/2013, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi you replied to my normal baby behaviour. I'm in the same boat as you would love to have someone to chat to on here.


HI,

Hope what I suggested helped. Have you tried any of it yet? I haven't yet had a chance to get back to that post if you posted on there. Do you know if there is a setting available to get notifications? I would love to chat with you.... now what to say...lol cool.gif


#6 TiffanyAndLogan

Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

QUOTE (joeyinthesky @ 19/06/2013, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, my little boy was born 23rd April, so just a few days older. How are things going for you?  First 3 -4 weeks was pretty full-on here original.gif  Jo


Things were crazy at the start too. My little boy was a tiny tacker and had low sugars when he was born and didn't have the energy to feed and lost a lot of weight. I really wanted to BF but he just got to tuckered out before any hind milk came through. So I expressed and offered formula to build his energy up and get him stronger whilst latching him on each feed so he wouldn't loose the skill. After 3 1/2 weeks he finally drained one side and continued putting on weight. Logan was such a good sleeper but not in a good way because he was so tired we would have to wake him for his feeds otherwise he would sleep through. Nearly 8 weeks on, our little boy is feeding on demand now every 3-4 hours during the day and occasionally does a good 6 hour stretch over night.
How are you finding nights now. what sort of routine do you follow of an evening?

#7 TiffanyAndLogan

Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:31 PM

QUOTE (Jo-Anna @ 19/06/2013, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have 8 week old twins.. come on over to the MAY 2013 parents group if you like. We are a friendly bunch original.gif
Oops just realised this is posted in the April group.... sorry!



Thanks for the invite. I should pop over considering we are right on the border. Congratulations on your twins. Do you have twins in your family. Are you a FTM?

#8 DG22

Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:22 AM

Hi ladies,
I'm a first time mum. dD was born 28 April. I've had a few bfeeding issues so I pump all day long and give EBM plus one small top up of formula at night. Not sure how long i can continue this craziness.

We have a loose routine from midday. Our mornings vary but....
- afternoon sleep
- witching hour 4-9pm
- put to bed between 8-9pm
DD usually wakes for a feed between 2-4 am. Most nights I'm only getting up once to feed ( which I've been told is good)
- wakes up between 6-7am

#9 TiffanyAndLogan

Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:21 PM

Time does fly. I feel like it was just yesterday I was my last day of work. I worked right up till 38 weeks in a 30 place kinder room full time and had my little boy right on 39 weeks. so got straight into. Glad I had the weeks break and glad I didn't go over and play the waiting game.

I had the same dramas with BF and had to express and offer via bottle. We are now EBF and offer a bottle once a week just incase so he doesn't loose the knack. Have you stopped latching your little one on? I was so close to giving up. Bottle and then expressing was tiring me out and especially overnight. I then attempted latching again and after about a week he drained one side. I was so impressed.
We don't really have a fussy time here. Just sqwarks every couple of hours for a feed in the evenings and that's from 5 - 9. then has a sleep till 12ish feed and then usually goes through till 5. 5 though is too early for me so I just popped him back in his bed and after about half an hour of spitting his dummy he drifts off and wakes about 8 for another feed. during the day we are usually doing a 3 hour feed sometimes he stretches to 4. But I prefer 3 hour feeds because we had some weight gaining issues at the start because of BF and I know hes getting plenty and gaining weight.

#10 joeyinthesky

Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE (TiffanyAndLogan @ 19/06/2013, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Things were crazy at the start too. My little boy was a tiny tacker and had low sugars when he was born and didn't have the energy to feed and lost a lot of weight. I really wanted to BF but he just got to tuckered out before any hind milk came through. So I expressed and offered formula to build his energy up and get him stronger whilst latching him on each feed so he wouldn't loose the skill. After 3 1/2 weeks he finally drained one side and continued putting on weight. Logan was such a good sleeper but not in a good way because he was so tired we would have to wake him for his feeds otherwise he would sleep through. Nearly 8 weeks on, our little boy is feeding on demand now every 3-4 hours during the day and occasionally does a good 6 hour stretch over night.
How are you finding nights now. what sort of routine do you follow of an evening?


Sounds like he's doing well after a rocky start! Well done to get him to finally feed -that's a lot of expressing, must have been tough.    My little guy has fed well right from the start, but has been a terrible sleeper. First 3-4 weeks he was waking every 1 1/2 hours overnight and during the day to feed. I was getting beside myself with the lack of sleep! He's finally stretched it out to about 2 1/2hours overnight, there's even been a few nights of 3 hours BUT he now only catnaps for 30-40 mins at a time during the day and rarely resettles when he wakes.  Hard to get anything done!  He's a lovely happy little man for about an hour after he wakes and then takes about 15mibs of patting and rocking to settle him back to sleep. Demand fed, but usually 2 to 2 1/2 hous between feeds.He's not particularly fussy in the evenings but the time we get him down to bed for he night varies depending on his last nap. Usually between 8 - 9. I give him a bath about 6ish and he has a cuddle with his dad for a while when he gets home, then usually a quick nap while we grab the opportunity to make/eat dinner. Doesn't always work that smoothly though!



#11 cassie&riley

Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

hey i had my little boy Riley on the  15th april also looking for friends original.gif

#12 kel m

Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:35 PM

hi ladies, i was just flicking through the forums & seen this one.
My son was born 18th April 2013 :smile:

Im a first time mum to my gorgeous son who is now nearlly 10 months, wow how quick the time goes !

My DS starts pre-school in a few weeks as im returning to work part time, ahhhhrrr im going to cry my eyes out !! lol

#13 kel m

Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:19 PM

does annyone go on this forum for babies born in april 2013 ?




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