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#1 Bel

Posted 01 January 2005 - 03:26 PM

Hi All

And welcome to the January 2005 Parents Group!

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I am Bel, and I am your Mod, Please feel free to PM or email me if you have any queries etc.

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Bel
DH: Matt
DS: Joshua 29.09.02


#2 oztwinmama

Posted 01 January 2005 - 04:56 PM

Not sure if I should join here on the Dec group. I was due in jan 05 - but had my twins on Christmas Eve. They are still in hospital in the SCN,



#3 Bel

Posted 03 January 2005 - 02:27 PM

Bumping you over the locked threads - Congratulations again! original.gif


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DH: Matt
DS: Joshua 29.09.02


#4 Apricado

Posted 03 January 2005 - 05:16 PM

Hey there MrsBlud - I say hang around with the Due in January gals, that's who we've shared this experience with so far.

My boy was also born early, only 1 day shy of January though but I wouldn't change groups.

Where is everyone else??

Cassie (28)
DH - Gabe(37)
DS - Oliver (31/12/04)

#5 Hiprowy

Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:24 PM

I'd say everyone else is where I was - unaware that this thread existed!

I will stay with this group too - after all, the pregnancy sharing was important and I got to know you guys well - and seriously, it's only a day after all!

I'm going to post a link from the DIJ thread I think.

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Me Rowena 30
DH 50
SD Mel 5-1-88
DD Samantha 28-12-98
DD Caitlin 31-12-04

Three Capricorn daughters!
That's all he knows how to make.

#6 char_andy

Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:37 PM

Even though I had my lil boy 3 days before Jan, since I was with all the DIJ ladies through out the pregnancy, I would be sad to leave now, so I am staying put!!!.

Take Care,
Charlene (29)
DH-Andy (39)
DD-Carly Julia (8)
DS-Coby Jon 28-12-04


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#7 Xaria

Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:42 PM

Hi there ladies! Aidan is sleeping like an angel, our little darling.

Me - Sarah
DH - Michael
DS - Aidan 03/01/2005

#8 Kellie C

Posted 09 January 2005 - 08:32 PM

Hi guys

Glad to see you all here.  You have to stay with the same group you were preg with.  We don't know the dec girls.

Ok first question - hows the BF going? Are anyone elses nipples dying yet.  Mine are surviving considering the workout they're getting.

Take care guys and heres to quality sleep, not quantity.
Kellie xo

Kellie 33
DH 39
DS Jesse 30/5/02 9IVF's
DS Morgan DD Olivia 30/12/04 2IVF's
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#9 char_andy

Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:46 AM

Good Luck Lexie, Cant wait to hear the news.

Take Care,
Charlene (29)
DH-Andy (39)
DD-Carly Julia (8)
DS-Coby Jon 28-12-04


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#10 fillesetjumeaux

Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:32 AM

Hi ladies!  I vote all you Dec mummies stay with us January ones!  After all, I didn't leave to become a DID (lucky, hey, since I ended up a Jan mummy after all!!!)!

Anyway, I just wanted to say, I think I got the wrong baby at the hospital!  This quiet baby who sleeps when she's put down and finishes a feed in half an hour CANNOT be mine!!! She is supposed to take an hour to feed and only fall asleep while being held and wake up the minute I try to put her down, just like her big sister did.

What did I do to get lucky like this?! I'm enjoying it while it lasts, I figure it can't stay like this forever (although my mum tells me my sister - 2nd born also - was exactly the same).

I have started pumping too, and after 4 pumping sessions I already have a good 4oz feed!  I'll be able to go out to dinner on Friday week!!!

Janet & Justin

...and our two gorgeous girls...

Anna Linden - 27 Jan 2003
Grace Genevieve  - 4 Jan 2005

#11 char_andy

Posted 10 January 2005 - 02:19 PM

I hear you Janet on the mix up of baby thing.  I often have to wake Coby, otherwise he would just sleep.  He is usually awake for an hour or 2 in the morning, but not fussy at all.  And when I put him down he doesnt cry, he grunts a bit sometimes.  Unlike his big sister who had to be rocked to sleep and no noise made.  Maybe being the second child theory is true...but like you I am just enjoying it while it lasts.

Take Care,
Charlene (29)
DH-Andy (39)
DD-Carly Julia (8)
DS-Coby Jon 12-28-04


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#12 mrsgg

Posted 10 January 2005 - 02:55 PM

Hi guys,

I am going to join you here as Charlotte will be developmentally with all the DIJ babes and I like you lot.

I am with Charlene and janet on the babies that feed and then go back to sleep. I also have to wake Charlotte for feeds. She is starting to have a bit more wake time, conks it straight after the feed then wakes about 20 minutes later, opens her eyes and just looks around with her little mouth in an O shape,  Sooo cute.
I took her back to the hospital this morning and she has gained 65 grams in 4 days, not the best result but nothing to get worried about.

Kelli  My nipples are fine but I do use a nipple shield as Charlotte finds it difficult to stay on without it. I am weaning her off it but if she fusses around then I just use it, as long as she is getting fed it doesn't matter.
Are you swapping sides with Morgan and Olivia or do they have their own side?.

Janet  I sent the electric breastpump back to the chemist today, figure that I will pump using the Avent manual if I need to, I am happy to supp with formula if I don't have enough stored. I figure she has had nearly 8 weeks of breast milk already.  Well done on the expressing though, sound like you are getting more than I did.  Saw a friend Sat night who found some frozen EBM in her frezzer last week.  Child is now 4 years old  LOL.

Catch U all later  love the quality not quantity comment Kellie

Janel

#13 Traceyok

Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:14 PM

Hi Girls
I'm staying put with the DIJ group as this is the group I know and I think it's great.
I seem to be having no trouble with Hayley. She feeds in usually 20 minutes, is easy to settle and I only have to resettle if she crys due to wind. I too am thinking early days yet so will make the most of it but gee it's lovely.
The breastfeeding seems fine but I am worried about whether she's getting enough. Then again, surely she wouldn't be sleeping so well if she wasn't. Keerin didn't get enough and I was bottle feeding him too, (thanks to being pushed into that by the hospital which is why I think he lost interest in the breast), so I'll be happier come Wednesday when we go for our first weigh-in at the Early Childcare Centre.
I haven't tried a pump yet as the thought of it freaks me out a bit. Again, first time round with Keerin, the hospital put me on one and I hated it so I think the thought is putting me off. I've got one of the Avent breast pumps which I used once last time but towards the end of my bf episode so not a good result. Does anyone know if they are good or am I best to hire one from the chemist?
I don't have cracked nipples or anything like that but the latch on is very painful for a couple of minutes. Is this normal?
Looking forward to keeping in touch with you all through this thread once the DIJ finishes.
Tracey

ME - Tracey 38
DH - Keerin 42
DS - Keerin Jnr. 12/12/01
M/C 12/03
DD - Hayley 30/12/04



#14 Xaria

Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:47 PM

Hi again dear mummies!

My nipples are a bit tender, mostly from when bubs latches on a little too enthusiastically and hasn't got a proper attachment yet. Boobs are a bit sore, too - not quite engorged, but close. Still, it's pretty mild so I'm not complaining original.gif

Tracey - I used the hospital pump for a couple of feeds when bubs wasn't feeding properly, but much prefer my Avent one. I got a full feed (60 mL) in under 15 minutes and it was really comfortable. Aidan pulls a lot stronger on my breast than it does, but the milk came quite quickly. It was very reassuring to see that, because now I know that my bub can get a full feed in a short time. I was worried earlier because one midwife said 20 minutes per breast, and he was only doing that before my milk came in properly. As for the latch on, yes it's apparently normal for it to be painful for a couple of minutes. As long as the bottom lip is covering most of the areola and the pain doesn't last the full feed you're probably fine.

My bub is as well-behaved as the other ones mentioned here, and he's my first. I'm now counting my lucky stars!

For those who noted my bowel complaint in the DIJ thread, it seems to be settling down now. *relief*

I do have one question for you second-time mummies, though. Aidan is always turning his head to the right in a very noticeable preference over the left. Should I be concerned? What can I do about it? I've seen those little pillow things that are designed to force their head to the other side - does anyone know if they're any good?

Me - Sarah
DH - Michael
DS - Aidan 03/01/2005
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#15 char_andy

Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:05 PM

Well I cant really comment on breast pumps, and sore nipples etc... cos I had a breast reduction and therefore can not breastfeed... although tried but Coby would starve as nothing comes out... so he is an S26 baby.

As far as turning their head to the right Sarah... the most common reason for that I was told with my DD and it seems Coby is the same as well... that when the bubs is head down in the womb, they usually lay facing the right hip of the mother... supposedly.  Coby always seems to favour that side as did my daughter, and I never worried about it... One thing I did do and have done with Coby as well, is after his bath, when he is awake, is let him lay on his tummy for a little while and he seems to try and pick his head up and bob about and I find on his tummy he lays on the other side of his head as to when he is on his back... and I let him have that small amount of tummy time each day.   Anyway, thats just what I do, but if you are really concerned call the health clinic... or the 24 hour midiwfe hotline number... they are so helpfull and answer any question.

Take Care,
Charlene (29)
DH-Andy (39)
DD-Carly Julia (8)
DS-Coby Jon 28-12-04


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#16 Kellie C

Posted 10 January 2005 - 06:47 PM

Don't tell me all you 2nd time mums have forgotton how sleepy and docile they all are in the first 3 weeks!  I thought I was so lucky with Jesse THEN we got the colic, reflux etc etc.

Craig keeps saying, "these babies are so good compared to Jesse".  I'm certainlt too scared to count my chickens until the 6-8 week mark - or 21 year mark - lol.

My pumping is going really well but probably becasue I do it after every feed except the 12am & 4am.  I can get up to 60/70mls a breast on a good turn.  Yes Janel I swap sides each feed.  More to keep my breasts well utilised - I'm terrified of mastitis.  I had it 3 times last time.  I reckon 8 weeks of breast milk is sensational for any baby. Actually I applaud anyone who can breast feed, its bloody hard work.  I never thought I'd be doing both breast and formula.  The bottle thing is driving me insane.  Hopefully they will become more effective feeders very soon and I can stop the top ups.  Most of the time its EBM which is good but still bottles and steralising are a pain in the a*se!

Tracey - its completely normal for the first few minutes to be painful.  You're completely right Keerin wouldn't sleep so well if he wasn't getting enough.  Our first weigh-in is tomorrow.  If they are up to their birth weights then I can let them sleep past 4 hours at night and not set the alarm - yay!

Charlene - I have to say that even though this breast feeding experience is better than my first, its definitely overated.  Its painful and I hate waking up with the sweats at night with huge rock hard Pamela Anderson breasts. God is DEFINITELY a man!  I love what I'm giving them but its a big strain.  I'm quite comfortable with formula if I don't want to keep doing it.

Take care guys & kisses to babies
Kellie xo

Kellie 33
DH 39
DS Jesse 30/5/02 9IVF's
DS Morgan DD Olivia 30/12/04 2IVF's
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#17 Hiprowy

Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:41 PM

LOL... "God is definitely a man" is exactly what I said the day my boobs got majorly engorged!!

I too have a little pain on latching on, but my nipples as such are OK. I only needed the Lansinoh for a couple of days.

Caitlin is currently having her third boob of the hour! Perhaps she is having a growth spurt? I would hate to think I'm not producing enough... no I won't think that!

I had to pump in hospital. Talk about feeling like a cow. It was because my milk was late coming in. The best I did was about 40ml at a time, but it hadn't progressed to real milk at that stage.

We took her form to BDM today, our baby is now official. original.gif We meant to hand in the $3000 form but ran out of time!

We dressed Caitlin in Baby Born clothing the other day, LOL. Apart from a little tightness around the nappy, it was a perfect fit. Tounge1.gif

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Me Rowena 30
DH 50
SD Mel 5-1-88
DD Samantha 28-12-98
DD Caitlin 31-12-04



Three Capricorn daughters!

#18 char_andy

Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:50 PM

Well tomorrow I have my first physio appointment to repair and regain these stomach muscles, so that will either be good or painfull... I'm hoping for good.

Kellie I wish I had a sleepy baby when my daughter was born, she was a cryer from day 1, and now being 8 not much has changed, except the cry has turned into whinge and attitude... 8 going on 18 I tell ya.

Wednesday Coby has a weigh in appointment... I have already written down a couple of questions for the health care worker, cos Coby doesnt seem to cry, well he works his way up to one cry and the rest of the time he just grunts... and squeeks.  Maybe I am just used to my DD being a cryer!!!

Well I am off to check the DIJ group to check to see if there is a latest update on Lachlan.

Take Care,
Charlene (29)
DH-Andy (39)
DD-Carly Julia (8)
DS-Coby Jon 28-12-04


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#19 fillesetjumeaux

Posted 11 January 2005 - 06:32 AM

Kellie, I wish I'd had 3 weeks of bliss before the hell with Anna!  But even my mum will testify that all I seemed to do (my parents stayed with us for the first 3 weeks) was feed and rock Anna, and that she never slept for more than about 5 minutes at a time, and NEVER had quiet awake time!!!

Don't the stripper tits suck?!  Grace slept for 4 hours today, by which time I had the most amazing cleavage but god it was painful!  I actually got the pump out and pumped a bit to relieve the pressure.  Of course, that woke her up (Murphy's law!) and I amazingly remembered to put in the milk collection shells I have, and got some more milk for my EBM collection!  I'm going to try her on it later today.

Had our first paed appointment today.  Grace has almost regained her birth weight - she was 8lb 6oz at birth, 7lb 15oz 36 hours later (discharge from hospital) and at 6 days she was 8lb 4.5oz.  The doctor said she looks amazing and is doing really well.  I go back next week (when she's 2 weeks old) and then again at 2 months.  I really miss the English system where the midwife visits you at home for the first 10 days (several times) and then a health visitor (like an early childhood nurse, I expect) comes a few times.  My doctor's surgery in the UK even sent a doctor over to my house a few days after I got home, just to make sure all was okay.  The NHS may suck dog's balls for being sick, but for having a baby, it is brilliant!

Re the head on one side thing - Grace also does it.  I'm not too concerned right now, I'm sure she'll grow out of it very soon, she loves to look around already.  She had her first tummy time today too, and I even managed to snap some pics of her and Anna lying on the floor together!

Here's my one gripe - I want a summer baby!!!  It really sucks how cold it is trying to dress/bathe/change nappies etc, even though we heat the house (but because I'm such a cheapskate and our gas bills averaged about US$200/month last winter - and that's only heating the house to 19 degrees - I only heat it to about 17 or 18 now, and just put clothes on!).

Anyway, better go and help Justin put away the groceries!

Janet & Justin

...and our two gorgeous girls...

Anna Linden - 27 Jan 2003
Grace Genevieve  - 4 Jan 2005

#20 char_andy

Posted 11 January 2005 - 08:26 AM

Janet - your gripe of wanting a summer baby, well I hate it being summer, specially in QLD, its so humid... all these cute gorgous clothes for Coby and he cant wear them cos of the heat... although this week has cooled a little so we have upgraded from nothing but a nappy, to a t-shirt and nappy.

Well it's that awful time of the day.. steralise, and make bottles up for the day.

Take Care,

Charlene (29)
DH-Andy (39)
DD-Carly Julia 18 April 1996
DS-Coby Jon 28 Dec 2004


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#21 Kellie C

Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:13 AM

I've had a winter and a summer baby now and I'd rather have a winter one.  I hate not being able to wrap the babies tightly or being worried I'm overheating them.  At least in winter you can just put lots of clothes on and wrap them.  I'm just a worrier.

I just love how many people I know have had new babies and said "my baby sleeps so well and never cries" etc.  Its more common with prem babies I think but its interesting to see 3/4 weeks down the track that they have a very different baby.  Jesse did exactly the same to me.  Right now I'm counting my blessings with these two but being early again, the same thing might happen.  At least this time I'm mentally prepared.

Janet - the English system sounds brilliant!  I would hate to be public here, where they chuck you out of hospital 24 hours after birth in some cases and then a maternal health nurse comes to see you sometime in the next week.  I some locales you have to go to them,  then you go to them weekly.  That's very little support, especially for a first time mum.

Last night my boobs were so big and hard at the 4am feed that neither baby would latch on so I had to bottle feed them EBM and then go and express when I had put them back down - this is getting ridiculous!!  This mornings feed I expressed a bit before to soften them, then when I expressed after the feed I still got 70mls from each breast - what the?  I think I could feed quads right now.  No wonder I'm buggered.

I had a very emotional night last night as Jesse hit rock bottom.  He just wouldn't go to sleep and cried for about 3 hours.  Craig kept going back in and I went in to give him a cuddle and he only wanted dad.  Craig ended up sleeping with him and I felt so sorry for Jesse.  He's been so good and pretty happy about it all but he's showing he's sufferring.  I also just felt miserable about Lachlan and had a big cry about it all.  Without advertising it all over EB, it doesn't look like today will be a very good day for that family.  Enough said til I get official news. Hopefully no one but our group and a couple of DIJ mums will read this.

Big baby kisses to all babies.
Kellie xo

Kellie 33
DH 39
DS Jesse 30/5/02 9IVF's
DS Morgan DD Olivia 30/12/04 2IVF's
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#22 char_andy

Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:50 AM

Poor Michelle, I cant even imagine what her life is like right now.  Sometimes I feel selfish when I worry about little tideous things with Coby, then I think about poor Michelle and what must be running through her mind.
Hopefully Kellie you can pass across some good news.

Oh and by the way, your gorgeous babies have the most amazing eyes... I have shown everyone who comes over here their pics.  Hopefully Jesse will come through this transition period sooner rather later, poor little bugger.  Sometimes, no amount of preparation can prepare them for a change like this.  My DD, who is 8, is in America right now... she hasnt met her little brother yet.  As I had a pretty rough pregnancy, and my family was having a reunion in America, and Carly desperately wanted to go to Disneyland and snow skiing, so in the end, we decided to let her go with my family, and in hind sight was a good thing since I was hospitalised for a few weeks, school holidays would have sucked for her.  So she will be home on the 20th, and although she is a bit older, I still expect jealousy and attitude and tears, although we have as best we could tried to prepare her before hand... cos lets face it.. its always just been about her for the last 8 years and now that attention has to be shared.  But one thing I am going to do... is every Sunday we would go for the Sunday paper, and always stop at the coffee shop, I would get a cappuccino and she would get chocolate milk and we would get a donut each and sit there and hang out for a while before we went home and took DH his paper.  Well I am still going to do that, Coby can be with his dad, and that way I still have that time with Carly... amongst other times of course.  Hopefully it wont take long for that adjustment period.

Ok I think I have waffled on enough.

Take Care,
Char (29) & Andy (39)

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Coby Jon - 28 Dec 2004



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#23 mrsgg

Posted 11 January 2005 - 10:16 AM

Good morning all,

Another good night for little Miss Charlotte. ONly thing she sucked on me for about 20 minutes each side but still wanted more, ended up topping her up with 40 mls at 4 in the morning!!  
I am starting to think that Charlotte may be getting more and more formula and less breatmilk, I have almost finished the Motilium, down to one tablet a day ( you wean off them 3 a day for 5-7 days, then 2 a day for 5 then 1 a day for 5 days) As this is my third lot I have decided that if milk supply is not enough I will have to supp and see that supping will probably become bottle feeding within about a month. I do feel guilty as I fed the boys but Charlotte needs the calories so I am slowly learning to live with it.

I would have loved to have engorged boobs but no such luck in this camp, even when my milk came in.

Everyday must seem like a lifetime for Michelle and her family at the moment, I hope that they can find peace within themselves whatever the outcome is over the next day or so.

Char   I love the idea about the Sunday stroll, good bonding time for you guys. Hope that she settles in OK when she gets home.

Kellie  matthew has been very loving towards his sister but his behaviour lately has been downright annoying, bothering his brother and us just in order to get a reaction. I am hoping that when he starts Kindy in a few weeks he will settle down. I don't know whether he is bored or seeking attention. I try to have some special time with him each day but he is more interested in just running around thatn sitting down, and it is too hot here to play outside at the moment.

janet Hope Grace takes the bottle OK for you, just leave the EBM outside to freeze it, sounds like it is very cold there but I am with Kellie, I worry about wrapping too tight.

Rowena  I am sure you hve enough, she is probably just thirsty!!

Tracey  It always hurt ith me the first let down and latching on, I wouldn't worry just grit your teeth and bear it.

Anyway, must go do some housework while it is still quiet here.

Janel

#24 Hiprowy

Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:57 PM

I have been getting good postnatal care here. I went through the Birth Centre, but delivered "upstairs" (in the main hospital) and then stayed up there 6 days. Then at home I have had a midwife visit every day, apart from the other day when I just had a phone call. I was discharged from the program today, and now MACH are taking over, and their first visit is supposed to be a home visit too. All this and no cost.

Caitlin has now regained her birthweight plus 10 grams. Way to go girl! So obviously she isn't starving. She had a very good night last night, having 3 or so feeds in the 11pm-5am range. I get the feeling if I slept topless she would do it all herself - I have her in bed with me and wake up when she nuzzles my pyjamas.

Sam is having a couple of issues - she gets very cross if she isn't in all photos and she is always telling Caitlin to shhhh (which annoys me a lot, but I haven't told her so). But she is also being a good helper, amusing Caitlin in those periods between sleep and feed when she needs a little attention and I'm a little busy.

The whole Lachlan situation is just heartbreaking. I am still hoping for a good outcome but it really doesn't look good does it? sad.gif sad.gif

I've only ever had summer babies - but it's cool enough here for Caitlin to be wearing a Wondersuit. Of course, we are inside with the awnings down, and it's probably a killer day outside. I hear forecasts of 38 for later this week. Oh well, she has lots of short sleeved things that need wearing before they are grown out of.

hugs and love to all.

--
Me Rowena 30
DH 50
SD Mel 5-1-88
DD Samantha 28-12-98
DD Caitlin 31-12-04



Three Capricorn daughters!

This message was edited by Hiprowy on Tuesday, 11 January 2005 @ 1:59 PM

#25 rachelj

Posted 11 January 2005 - 06:22 PM

Hi guys,
I made it!

Megan Claire was born on the 8/1/05 (5 days late).  Just got home from hospital today and was feeling great until Megan took ages to settle and Connor just kept throwing screaming tantrums.

My birth and hospital stay was great, but COnnor got rubella the day before I went to hospital so I havent seen him until today and apparently he has been extremely irritable and throwing tantrums all day long.... well I noticed that very quickly!  So now after feeling like I was coping really well, I am now very afraid that this is going to be a very difficult time.

Megan is very placid so far- I really hope she stays that way.  But whatever happens, I think COnnor is going to be my main challenge.  Oh Lord help me, is all i can say.

Nipples- feeling suprisingly good

Head to one side- Megan prefers the left.  I have one of those bed wedges so that I can change the side she sleeps on each time she goes down.

Kellie- OMG on the milk production.  I hope it settles itself down in the next couple of weeks.

I am so you all seem to be going well
Take Care
Rachel




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