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#26 mystic gal

Posted 21 February 2006 - 02:27 PM

Afternoon mummies & babies Hope we are coping with the heat where ever you are..

~petrie_h ~ thanks, cant wait for the group to start, have been waiting for the health clinic to get me in touch with one but had no luck so i just got the girls from our antenatal class togehter, with some friends and that. Gee i hope you dont ahve another power outage that would suck bigtime.. Good luck tomorrow. Belle is growing nicely will get her weighed on thursday original.gif

~ROSE~ how on earth did she manage to get her eyelashes cut off??? thats poor supervision big time!!!!!  mad.gif  good luck with the parent teacher interview

~MEL~ Congrats on Sam's first smile original.gif Thanks i love that pic of her, she has been smiling soo much original.gif i figure i have the time since Belle is sleeping. Am baking a Chocolate Mud cake, will see what it's like later when DH gets home he can attend to Belle while i have a cuppa and cake and get on EB.lolv plus i have done all the house work.. this way i get a chocolate fix too wink.gif

~Kate~ Am glad that things have gone well at the doctors. cant wait to see a pic original.gif

You would not believe that i worte this out earlier but went to get a pic and closed it down argh, then Belle woke anyway so we went for a walk over to the shops and came back and she was asleep again,YAY... She sat in her rocker while i took washing off the line,wearing her hat she looked adorable, but hey i guess i'm bias...

have a few questions.i got asked by a friend!!

1. What do you miss about being pregnant?

2. What don't you miss about being pregnant?

3. What do you love about being a mum?

4. How is your partner enjoying being a dad?

My answers

1. What do i miss about being pregnant??
I miss not being able to feel Belle kicking around, and rubbing my belly, and the whole experience or being pregnant. But love that she is here now original.gif

2. What don't i miss about being pregnant?
I don't miss my swollen ankles, sore back or getting up every hour to go to the bathroom..

3.What do you love about being a mum?
I love the whole experience from giving birth to seeing her first smile and the way she babbles, when she tries eating her hands, i love everything about being a mum Even being TIRED!!! it's jsut so rewarding especially when she looks at me with those big blue eye's and smiles original.gif it melts my heart original.gif

4. How is your partner enjoying being a dad?
My DH is loving every moment he does anything and everything for Belle, he doesnt mind getting woken up and he jsut adores her. At first he was nervous and not very confident, but now he has become  awesome, he loves giving her baths and feeding and doesnt care about anything else original.gif. it's been the best thing for us both

Well there we have it..lol will be interesting.. well i better go and do some folding and perhaps irioning and not forget about the cake in the oven,lol

Have a great afternoon talk later
(((hugs))) Belle loves bath time

~Butterfly~ not good that he has been awake so long and is only cat napping.. i bet you were kicking yourself getting the wrong batteries i do it all the time,,lol. Fantastic to hear that he only want your boobie a tyical guy isnt he,lol original.gif

~Jenks~ hope that Chelsea gets better and that the problem can fix it's self. am thinking of you both.

Take care girls *hugs* to you all

#27 **Katie**

Posted 21 February 2006 - 03:23 PM

Hi all,

Just popped in to say that I had my beautiful princess on February 3rd at 2pm.
We went in for an induction but the tape they put in overnight kickstarted labour so I didn't need to go on a drip. I was sad not to be in the birth centre as planned (still couldn't transfer back even though I didn't need the induction because Sarah's heart rate dropped drastically for a few minutes so they had to keep us monitored)
So in the end I had about 2 hours of contractions and about 2 hours of pushing. She came out shortly after the doctor had visited to say that I had six minuts before he gave me an epidural and got out the forceps - it turned out she had the cord wrapped around her arm and neck so they had to cut it before she was fully born. She was blue and needed serious attention for a few minutes but from 5 minutes old to right now she has been perfect - even sleeping long stretches as night!
I had nasty tears and needed a lot of stitching (because of the urgency in getting her out they couldn't be as careful as we all wanted) but I'm almost fully recovered now. I must say, the first week with stitches and sore muscles and hormones - i Found it harder than giving birth. Maybe that's because I couldn't have my trusty gas!

Anyway, I'm online a lot now because I have started back at uni so I will pop in and try to pick up all the advice a newbie like me needs

Thanks for the support while I was pregnant


#28 Jeny77

Posted 21 February 2006 - 04:40 PM

Hi Girls
Hope all mums and babies are doing well.

Me-Byron is doing well.  He is drinking all of his bottles and has even been waking for extra feeds.  He is getting quite heavy.  He has also been sleeping for 4-5 hours during the night.  I hope he continues to sleep well as I have to go back to work in 2 and a half weeks (not looking forward to leaving him) and would like to have some decent sleep at night.  We have decided that hubby will do the late feed around 11,12 and I will get up and do the early morning feed around 3,4 so we at least get 6 hours sleep each at night.  Can't believe how much he is growing and changing so quickly I am loving every minute of it, even getting up during the night.  I have my 6 week check up with my GP tomorrow.

Mystic gal- love your photo of Belle she is a cutie, Byron loves his bath time too.

Sarahs Mummy - Congrats on your little girl.  Your birth sounds the same as mine.  I also pushed for two hours and then had an epidural and forceps delivery.  I also found the first week hard as I was very sore, I swore never to do it again but now I have my gorgeous boy I feel I would like to have another one later.  I hope you are recovering well.

Rose - How did she get her eyelashes cut?   ohmy.gif   Hope she is ok and the parent meeting goes well.

Ok girls must be off, lots to do and lots of posts I need to catch up on(lots of reading to do before Byron wakes up), will be back later when I have caught up with everyone.

Take Care

#29 mystic gal

Posted 21 February 2006 - 04:51 PM

Hi there mummies..

~Sarah'smummy~ Congratulations on your little girl she is adorable.. Sounds like you had a rough time. i hope things are settling adn your getting better

~Jeny77~ Well great to hear that Byron is wanting more food and doing well original.gif. Yeh there is soemthing about bath time,lol doesnt matter how cranky she is..Sounds like a good idea gettting 6hours each.. YOur so brave going back to work while he is so little. i'm dreading of going back to work ARGH!!! Good luck with your check up tomorrow

Well i made my cake and ATE it too original.gif it was YUMMY!!!! Well i better go and get a start on dinner having marniated chicken with salad..

talk later iif not have a good night original.gif

#30 KateE81

Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:12 PM

Thinks I have finally got it.  Spent the last hour working this out so I hope that it works.  Some pics of Chloe for you all.


#31 Jeny77

Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:14 PM

Hi Girls
Just catching up on the posts and had to say KateE81 love your photos.

#32 mystic gal

Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:59 PM

~Kate~ pics of Chloe are gorgeous she is beautiful. well i'm off to bed so i will talk later.

Have a good night all

#33 Janibe

Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:08 PM

~Rose~ - Jack was also having a cuddle day today but it worked out great cause my best friend/SIL(2b) came over and spent the whole day cuddling him. She complains cause she doesn’t get enough hugs when we are at the in-laws house.

Luchresa – Well done on the smiles…Jack’s first smile almost broke my heart and definitely put a tear to Daddy’s eye. Good Luck with the weight loss – I’m going for the same weight loss as you but I want to do it for my wedding in Jan – have got 19kgs to go.

Jenks – We’re in Burswood, on the same line as the Casino. Thankfully didn’t loose power today but we have twice in two weeks. The first time they put in a generator cause we are in the business area and it remained till just after the second one – meant that we went without power for 3 hours instead of the forecasted 6 hours.

Mystic gal – Answers to the questions
1. What do you miss about being pregnant?
Definitely having something kicking and moving inside of me – I’m still in the habit of putting my hand on my tummy.
2. What don't you miss about being pregnant?
Having to lie on my side and not on my stomach when sleeping.
3. What do you love about being a mum?
Stealing those little kisses when baby is sleeping and looking down on the cot knowing that this is what I have done.
4. How is your partner enjoying being a dad?
DP loves being a dad – it is so nice seeing them have their cuddles and games when he comes home from work and the early morning cuddles before we get up.

Sarahs Mummy – Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.

Thankfully we didn’t loose power today however it did get up past 40 degrees (Didn’t feel it as I was in air conditioned comfort all day).  Anyway I think its going to be an early night for me. We had tea at 5:30 (which is the earliest I have ever had it).

#34 ~Rose~

Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:18 AM

Morning All,

I feel like I'm feeding constantly. It seems as soon as I finish feeding I'm flopping the ol' boobie out again!!! I think I'm just tired. Bring on the weekend!!!!!

How is everyone else today?

hehehehe! I definitely have breastfeeding brain lol. Thanks for the birthday wishes original.gif

OH how lovely! I'm glad I'm not the only one that has cuddle days. I love them, but nothing gets done hehehe!! It's great you have your inlaws to help you out, wish I did!

Photos are gorgeous!

I'm not sure how it happened, she cant remember  blink.gif

Josh is awake so will be back original.gif

#35 ~Butterfly~

Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:27 AM

Morning Girls

Wow what a day yesturday was  blink.gif How can a little buba stay awake all day. After my post yesturday he slept for 10 min then was up again.

Cliff came home from work with the right size batteries for the swing at 5.30pm put them in put Phoenix in and he was fast asleep within seconds  wacko.gif slept till 8pm I woke him for a feed and then he went into his cot for the night. Slept till midnight  had a little feed then back to sleep still asleep now he is stirring so will be up soon. Akasha goes to Pre school today so it is just Phoenix and I so hoping to get a sleep in.

I am finally getting all my kids together this weekend WOO HOO My 19 year old lives in Sydney and is coming up to see his little bro. Cannot wait to see him and get heap of photo's

Gotta go Phoenix is awake. Will be back later with personals

#36 Rinnie78

Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:22 PM

hi everyone!
im still around, very busy with Chloe, she has had a few very unsetttled days and hardley sleeps, so getting on Eb is a little difficult! Dh isnt pulling his weight so i cant even get on when he comes home. sad.gif
will catch up on whats been happening soon.
take care mums and bubs, hope you are all getting much needed sleep and rest.
luv mandy

#37 Jellybean

Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:30 PM

Hey there,

I am wanting to sell my boys Snooze & Cruise car bed.. I have advertised in the Trading Room but no luck and I am hopeless with Ebay.. any ideas where else I might get some interest?

It's on this site www.houseoftoys.com.au under Step 2, Children's Furniture.

What do you guys think?

#38 stripedgiraffe

Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:43 PM

Hi all,

I've been lurking around for a while so thought I would say hi - was also lurking on the DIJ group but it moved too fast and I didn't have the time to keep up!  Fortunately our small chap is really good and sleeps well, so far I seem to have more time for EB - I'll see how we go!

Sarah's mummy - your birth sounds similar to mine - I was in spontaneous labour and when I got to hospital was 9cm dilated - the cord was round Sam's neck twice and his heart rate was dropping, so they used the suction cap to get him out - he was delivered 38 mins after we arrived at the hospital.  I also had and episiotomy and tearing, and agree the worst part of the whole thing was being stitched up, and then the stitches for the first 2-3 weeks after Sam was born.  I would, of course, still do it all again tomorrow, though - he is SOOOO worth it!

Thought I'd answer the questions:

1. What do you miss about being pregnant?
Sam's hiccuping inside me and being able to share that with DH

2. What don't you miss about being pregnant?
Being sick - lasted the whole time.  And we had a rental property with a vile green toilet, I don't think that helped!!

3. What do you love about being a mum?
EVERYTHING!  The maternal instinct has kicked in big time, I love him to bits!

4. How is your partner enjoying being a dad?
On Monday night he admitted to not feeling very paternal at all - he thinks Sam is pretty cute but doesn't feel paternal at the moment.  We had a big chat about it - we've done a lot (new job for him, had Sam, moved house, he had a day op, had my mum here from the UK for 4 weeks) since the beginning of the year - I think it will come.  It's weird, though - I've never been a maternal person and yet it's really kicked in, and I thought he would be the sooky one!

Anyway, Sam has woken up - hope to keep up with this thread now!

#39 ~4LittleDucks~

Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:49 PM

Hi there,

I too am still around life is just bit hectic atm. The kids have swimming, dancing and soccer training etc,so thats it for the afternoons.And my days are filled with house work, tending to my gorgeous boy and preparing dinner for each nite etc etc..Somwhere in there would love to find some me time...lol

Cooper is doin very well,he now sleeping 7-8 hours each nite and is usually a good boy thru the day. Nurse came yest he put on another 340g for the week...And you can tell,he lookin big!!.I think we have sorted his wind issues,we giving him some herbal drops(Babys friend) seem to be helping alot...

Anyway had better run its my mums b"day today so me and Georgia are bout to make her bday cake...Its gunna be a big pink love heart.Georgias idea of course everything must be pink for my little princess..

Till next time hope all is well, and take care..

#40 2littlekiddies

Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:17 PM

Hi everyone, how are you all and your beautiful bundles of joy??

I think Tahlia is working up to laughing.  She has her mouth wide open with a big gummy smile and her belly shakes...just no sound.  It is sooo cute.  She has started cooing now....just soo gorgeous and just lies in the bassinette looking around and keeping herself occupied...gotta love that.

Anyways, answers to the questions:

1. What do you miss about being pregnant?

I miss the little kicks and the nice tight firm belly.  Now all I have is flubber *lol*.

2. What don't you miss about being pregnant?

The huge kicks in the ribs and constantly trying to find clothes that fit when going out of the house.

3. What do you love about being a mum?

I love the smiles and the closeness of someone so new to me and that I brought her into this world and knowing that we have a lifetime of growing up to watch and be apart of.

4. How is your partner enjoying being a dad?

He is loving it.  He wouldn't trade it for the world.  I bought Tahlia a little t-shirt that says on the front "I love daddy" and on the back "Daddy loves me".  It was a surprise for DH and he just loved it.

Well Little Miss has just woken up and due for a feed.

Hope you are all doing well.

#41 mystic gal

Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:46 PM

Afternoon Mummies & Babies..

~petrie_h~ Thanks for filling the questions out, good see we are all on the same line original.gif  

~Dimples81~ Mummy loves the sleep original.gif thanks for the comment about her being cute original.gif i love her smiles. Your very welcome for the hugs hope your feeling better. Great to hear about the weight lose. Thanks for fillinf the questions, we all miss the same thing original.gif

~Rose~ you poor thing i hope your day gets better... Lets bring on the weekend DH looks after belle. YAY i get SLEEP..LOl

~puggle2 ~ thanks for doing the questions.. I hope that DH feels more paternal as thigns settle down for him original.gif

~rorstey1 ~ hehehe glad to see that us mum's miss the smae thing..know especially about the *Flubber Belly*lol. Great to hear that she is almost laughing


LEts see i'm ok tired but doing well. I was brave today and got Belle's Ears Pierced, Yeh you heard me, she was good cried abit and then settled once she had her bottle and a big hug from mum, ( felt bad though sad.gif ) She looks gorgeous though original.gif. Well i better go she has decided to get up after 15min cat nap..
OH OH belle held her head up today YAY


Is anyone else's baby starting to sit up??? Belle lays on her zoo pillow and tries sitting up...

there's a few pics tal kalter

#42 carmenb

Posted 22 February 2006 - 03:49 PM

I'm looking at the clock and waiting for Mitchell to wake up.  Hoping to finish the post before he does! He has been an angel today and so has Blake, so I have managed to get heaps done.  

Mitchell seems to be settling into a bit of a daytime routine, but nights are still a little unpredictable, although he settles really quickly after his night feeds with no help from me which is great.  I'm very happy that he has known night from day since we got home from the hospital and hasn't had them backwards like Blake did.

Mystic Gal Gorgeous photos.  I can't believe you were brave enough to get Bella's ears pierced. Mitchell is not trying to sit up, but he is trying to roll and can spin around on his back in the cot.

Jayamyc I'm very jealous of your 7-8 hour sleeps from Cooper.  Thats fantastic!  You must feel 'normal' getting all that sleep.

Puggle2 Hi and welcome to the DIJ group!

Butterfly Glad the swing is working for you.  I am waiting for a friend to drop one off at our house this week, but I haven't heard from her and don't want to ring in case she thinks I'm nagging!  I can't wait to get it to use during the dinner time witching hour.

Rose Hopefully the constant feeding will ease off for you soon.  We have had quite a few days like that too and I know its not that much fun is you have other things you need to try and get done.

Answers to questions:
1. What do you miss about being pregnant?
Not having to feed a baby during the night!  And my big fat preggy belly.

2. What don't you miss about being pregnant?
Going to the loo 50 million times a day and night

3. What do you love about being a mum?
Having 2 little munchkins that love and depend on you for everything.  They are so rewarding.

4. How is your partner enjoying being a dad?
Well, since he has the cruisy part of early parenting Iie. not feeding or waking at night) I assume he thinks its pretty cool.  

For anyone with bubs that have a bit of colic, I have found the Brauer Colic Relief homeopathic drops to be quite good.  They seem to make a difference in taking the edge of the wind pains that Mitch seems to get.  If I don't give it to him for a day he gets quite irritable and arches his back, screams and goes red in the face until he can get his wind up.  This has hardly happened while he has been taking the drops though.

Chat soon, Carmen x

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