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    Quote Originally Posted by Grebbeci View Post
    SL- Control crying is pretty much leaving them to cry. Or as they put it in the books, the are learning to 'self-soothe'.
    I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing as they get older, I do it with my nephews sometimes at bed time, but only cause they are crying purely cause they are overtired and do want to go to bed. I don't think I could or would want to do it with a newborn.

    And I think it's the most beautiful feeling in the world when a little person falls asleep in your arms. Love it.


    Hmmm as a second time mum, my only advice- what ever you do make sure you put your baby down to sleep settled not crying but awake. Learning to self settle and put themselves to sleep is the best gift you can give them and you!! Rocking to sleep in your arms becomes very tiresome at 6 months and exhausting - not only do they weigh a lot more then but the more you give them to get to sleep - ie rock, sing, a bottle, they will expect and continue to expect more settling devices. It's soooo important for your sanity and your husbands babies learn to go to sleep themselves. I learnt valuable lessons with my first that I won't be repeating this time around. And with another toddler it's going to be exhausting enough sleep wise. I don't believe in controlled crying its cruel - but there nothing wrong with putting them down warm and cosy not crying to go to sleep on their own. That's my two sense worth. And that book people rave about is hopeless!!! ESP if your baby deviates from normal - mine had severe reflux and didn't sleep thru the night til 18 months!!!! You'll each work it out yourselves and find what's best for you and your bub and your family. But the only advice I give is - don't rock them to sleep in your arms - even if it's beautiful - you'll regret it at 12 months when they weight 10 kg!!

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    Becoming a mum again, l would say try not to sweet the small stuff. Take each day as it comes. Becoming a parent is the most wonderful job ever, but really hard. When my husband went back to work. I was left with two screaming baby's. I was really scared, but I love being a mum and could not imagine life with out them. I think as far as books go. Take the things that help you out of the books and forget the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gampa View Post
    Hmmm as a second time mum, my only advice- what ever you do make sure you put your baby down to sleep settled not crying but awake. Learning to self settle and put themselves to sleep is the best gift you can give them and you!! Rocking to sleep in your arms becomes very tiresome at 6 months and exhausting - not only do they weigh a lot more then but the more you give them to get to sleep - ie rock, sing, a bottle, they will expect and continue to expect more settling devices. It's soooo important for your sanity and your husbands babies learn to go to sleep themselves. I learnt valuable lessons with my first that I won't be repeating this time around. And with another toddler it's going to be exhausting enough sleep wise. I don't believe in controlled crying its cruel - but there nothing wrong with putting them down warm and cosy not crying to go to sleep on their own. That's my two sense worth. And that book people rave about is hopeless!!! ESP if your baby deviates from normal - mine had severe reflux and didn't sleep thru the night til 18 months!!!! You'll each work it out yourselves and find what's best for you and your bub and your family. But the only advice I give is - don't rock them to sleep in your arms - even if it's beautiful - you'll regret it at 12 months when they weight 10 kg!!
    Totally agree. Most of the time they will be going down to sleep, either in their cot, bouncer or pram but sometimes I will hold them to sleep I think. I would like them to be able to go to sleep when someone is holding them as well cause there are times where there is no option but to sleep with someone holding them then they can.

    ETA - Toys R Us have a baby sale on until the 21/8. Some good specials too.
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    opinions on massage?? I usually (before this round of IVF started) get a deep tissue remedial massage for maintenance every 6-8 weeks. I haven't had a massage at all since mid April (start of my IVF cycle) and am starting to struggle a bit...most places say a big no to any form of massage in the first trimester - which technically I should be in my 2nd trimester from 13 weeks, which would be Tuesday? Obviously deep tissue wouldn't be recommended by I seriously need work on my shoulder, neck, head and lower back.......

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    Find a pregnancy day spa... I know there is one in Perth... at least then you would know they specialise in the area so you are in safe hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty45 View Post
    Welcome mrs simmo, good to have another lady join the group!

    kmwv - my hubby is the same as your's and the other ladies by the sound of it! he said it's just nerves and doesn't want to allow himself to much excitement until the 12 week mark. it's hard isn't it, they are so different to how we feel about it. i do agree in that it is their way to protect themself, unfortunately we don't get that.

    i'm another melbourne girl though and have also been accepted into the mercy so a public gal like yourself! who knows, if i'm over and you're early, we might be in together!
    Hi Crafty when are you due? You seem to have dropped off the roll call. The Mercy seems like a great hospital , I'm lucky I was accepted as I'm sure I'm outside the catchment area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmvw View Post
    Hi Crafty when are you due? You seem to have dropped off the roll call. The Mercy seems like a great hospital , I'm lucky I was accepted as I'm sure I'm outside the catchment area.
    I'm due on the 27th Feb! I have heard really good things about it too so am really happy to be in. There was a bit of concern as apparently it is all zoned now with who can and can't get in and I'm sure I'm out of the area too so we are both very lucky!

    I've been told recently about someone who had a baby with complications and they ended up transferring them from one of the privates over to the Mercy as they have better facilities which was great to hear!

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    Did your FS send the referral? My FS sent the referral, it actually said because the pregnancy is from ivf it's deemed high risk... So technically should be in a hospital with nicu. I'm not sure if that's true or not but maybe why I was accepted. I'm just glad I don't have to find the $4000 now to go private at The Mercy. After 4 transfers in the last 6 months, finances were starting to strain

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    expo was awesome (kinda crazy busy, but awesome!)
    So glad DS was with his dad at home. It was madness!
    I was strange - I took a grandma trolley (you know, the ones old people take shopping!) and I thought I would look funny, but you get so many books, pamphlets, and I bought a lot of stuff that it was brilliant! People stopped me to say what a great idea
    if you go you can save quite a lot on retail.. so just beware. I bought more than i thought i would... oops!
    if you go, enjoy! there really was a lot to look at.
    oh, i booked a maternity and new born photo session.. how exciting!

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    Bringing out my pregnancy pillow tonight after 2 horrible nights sleep. More for something between my arms when I lay on my left side, as I am not use to being a d cup! They just get in the way.... Grrr lol sorry had to share! don't know how you ladies who are normally this size walk around with these things!

    Not sure where dh is going to sleep between the pillow, me and the cat there isn't much room left, and we gave a king.... And now I'm rambling...


 

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