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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 7:35pm

Author: Bookworm

trip trap high chair

We got a billy no name brand wooden one off ebay for about £40. It has a tray which I think is a necessity and lots of the wooden ones dont. It seems fine - DS1 at 21 months is fine in it - we had to buy a new one as DS2 has just started weaning. At 5 months I wouldn't put him in the wooden one though - not enough support. Bookworm

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 10:03pm

Author: Bookworm

Sleeping (or not)

Hey Limpet Thanks for the reminder - I'm awful at remebering to do them, and its not like I don't know what the other side is like. I do need a kick up the pants so to speak - but that would set everything off I guess! P.S. What's a daytime nap then? Bookworm

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 9:58pm

Author: Bookworm

Sleeping (or not)

Hi Sara i wouldn't worry too much about that - I've been that way for about the last 10 weeks! Up to go to the loo usually 4/5 times a night - just twice last night which is the best night in ages. I also get woken up a lot by my back pain (which I've had for about 4 months but is definitley getting worse) - its all my ligaments loosening apparantly. Not had any problems with fingers, but I'd just check that with the midwife if I were you - not to scare you but its better to mention these things...

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 11:53am

Author: Bookworm

NURSING BRAS

HI Sharon You can only get nursing bras from a couple of weeks before - you need the bump to drop so they can measure you properly. I went into M&S and they said 2 weeks before, but last time I got one about 3-4 weeks before I was due. Your size may change a lot in the last couple of weeks as well, as that's when your milk starts to come in. As regards clothes to come out in, take your maternity ones as it takes a while for the weight to drop off - its not straightaway unfortunately. By the time...

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 9:32pm

Author: Bookworm

offically trying again

Good luck everyone! And "just not using anything" can have surprising effects.....!!!!!!!! I'm sure being pg changes things (though how it affects DH's part in things I haven't yet worked out - very weird), but I'm not complaing. Everyone gives me really pitying looks now mind - like I'm bothered!!! Fingers crossed for you all Bookworm

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 9:33pm

Author: Bookworm

Baby Monitors

We have an angelcare monitor which has an under the mattress sensor pad, and to me it gives me huge peace of mind. In fact we stil use it, despite the fact that DS is over 12 months. Yes it has gone off a few times (less than 10 up to now), and it does give you a heart attack when it does, but I'd much rather have a few false alarms than anything happen. Mainly its because he has moved right into the corner of the cot, but it went off a few weeks ago - he had a cold and he did stop breathing for...

Thursday, May 18th 2006, 10:45am

Author: Bookworm

flat head syndrome

Hi Nikki A couple of my friends' babies have had it and they have taken them to see a physio that their HV recommended - it was a free drop in session. They got exercises to do and have to prop the babies in a certain way when they sleep. I think they said it helped but I will ask them if it has made a difference next time I see them Bookworm

Sunday, May 14th 2006, 11:55am

Author: Bookworm

TENS Machine hire

I bought one off ebay - worked out cheaper than hiring! It had maternity pads with it, and you can use it (or re sell afterwards). Problem with hiring is that you may need it for longer than you think and need to extend the hire. And I couldn't have coped with the phaff of taking it back in the first few weeks. Think I paid about 25 quid including postage. I could have got it cheaper in the end, but I just wanted one straight away. Otherwise, Mothercare, Boots, local chemists and the NCT do hire...

Wednesday, March 8th 2006, 12:45pm

Author: Bookworm

Colic or excess wind?

You could try colief instead of infacol - that's one my health visitor recommended. We haven't tried it yet, as he's still on the infacol. I have switched Liam to Dr Brown's anti colic bottles (weird looking things with a vent in) and have started giving him a colic massage twice a day. He does seem a bit better, so I'm going to continue with both (I think the bottles do make a difference mind!). The bottles were quite expensive, so I bought some second hand off ebay and got some new teats for h...

Wednesday, February 8th 2006, 10:40am

Author: Bookworm

ow ow bl**dy OW!!!!!

Sorry to hear you are in pain Sun, I git hickeys too and they are very painful. I breastfed for 4 weeks in the end and they were still painful then, although sometimes it was worse than others (sorry - you probably dont want to hear that, but dont hold too much hope things will get better, as it didnt for me - but that's realism). Obviuosly I hope they do for you. I had problems with attachment too, and I found the "rugby ball" hold the best for me - i.e. having his body along my side rather tha...

Monday, January 30th 2006, 10:13am

Author: Bookworm

Decided to call it a day

Well, reluctantly and very emotionally, I have decided to switch to bottles. I just couldn't cope with the lack of sleep with breastfeeding. I've always needed a lot, and I was at the end of my tether. Talked it through with DH, midwife, health visitor etc and they were the ones convincing me in the end! It had got to the point where I was starting to feel resetnful of the baby, and all I was doing was feeding him, so I wasn't spending any quality time with him, or enjoying him. I've waited too ...

Monday, January 30th 2006, 10:03am

Author: Bookworm

Steriliser advice please!!

I have the same one as Nikki - 8 mins, but its more like 10/15 by the time its gone through its whole cycle and cooled down enough so you can touch the stuff inside. Avent have brought a new one out which keeps the bottles sterile for 24 hours I think. If we were going to get one now, I'd go for that one as although 3 hours sounds a lot, it isn't if you are running around, or trying to get some sleep (and you have to work in the bottles in use, in the fridge or those that need cleaning - its eas...

Thursday, January 19th 2006, 11:13am

Author: Bookworm

Why did nobody say it was so hard?!

Hi Zig Yes I completely sympathise and understand - I think its the hardest thing I have ever done, and its taken an incredible amount of perseverance for me to get this far (3 weeks). I find its just something I really have to force myself to do. I have pain that comes and goes but the main thing for me is the sleep deprivation - I'm just not coping with it. I've always needed a lot of sleep and I've not managed to cope with missing a night due to labour, andthe 5 nights in hospital, not to men...

Monday, December 26th 2005, 4:43pm

Author: Bookworm

Possible Induction ???

Thanks everyone! Well I was wrong and the prawn has not decided to make its appearance on Christmas Day after all! It must be the first time its taken any notice of me! I did get lots of twinges at about 11.45pm on Christmas Eve whilst in the bath, so I thought things might ne happening, but no! So back on the raspberry leaf tea for now! Bookworm

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 4:09pm

Author: Bookworm

Possible Induction ???

Just been into hospital this morning for yet another (and fingers crossed the last!) clinic appointment. We had just barely sat down when the doctor came in and said I'm to go back on 2nd January to be induced unless baby decides to arrive before then. That's just a day shy of 40 weeks for me, and they've decided to do it because of all the unexplained bleeding I've had since week 14 onwards. They did say they couldn't fit me in between Christmas and New Year as they were really busy (and don't ...

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 5:07pm

Author: Bookworm

Update

Jo Dont worry too much about the timing - they have done it all loads of times before remember. We had our final follie scan on a Friday morning and EC on the Tuesday with no contact or scans by the clinic in between. So that's about the same time for you - don't panic (yeah right, easier said than done I know!). They did give us really precise times to take the last HCG (Pregnyl) injection - 35 hours before EC. My follies were about the same size as the ones you have detailed - I had 12 follies...

Tuesday, November 22nd 2005, 9:39am

Author: Bookworm

Low Lying Placenta

Nice news about the scan Zig - sounds amazing! And I'm glad that you are happy about the c-section, given that it sounds like that's the only option. It will be lovely though, knowing it will all be over by Christmas! Can't wait to get ahead eh? At least it will cut down on the length of turtle on its back/beached whale stage anyway (its lovely isn't it?). Cheers Bookworm

Sunday, November 13th 2005, 8:25pm

Author: Bookworm

Low Lying Placenta

Zig Not good news about the c-section, but it must feel a bit weird having a date to work to! At least it sounds like there may be a chance of your LLP moving, if it is only slightly in the way. And at least they are going to give you another scan to check. At the end of the day, all any of us want is a safe delivery and healthy baby and 37 weeks is considered full term. It might not be the ideal way, but as long as you get that result it will be fine! (And if you do need a c-section as long as ...

Monday, November 7th 2005, 7:26pm

Author: Bookworm

Expressing

The breastfeeding counsellor who did a session at our NCT class told us that you shouldn't mix breast and bottles before the baby is 6 weeks old as it will confuse it - apparently there is a different form of sucking needed for each. It was more the mix of breast and bottle itself rather than the type of milk she was talking about, just to make it clear. I would like to express some milk to allow DH to do some feeds, but if things go to plan I'll only do it after 6 weeks. Confusing! Bookworm

Tuesday, November 1st 2005, 9:51am

Author: Bookworm

PESSARIES

Hi Oll I took 2 a day until the end of week 12 and then one a day for the next week, to wean my body off them (so until the end of week 13 in total). It is a bit odd not having to take them any more - but rather nice at the same time, especially as we had to pay for ours at a pound a shot! Like princess said, by week 12 the placenta should be producing the hormones, so don't be worried by coming off them - quite a few people take a lot less than you have anyway. Every clinic seems to use differe...




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