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    We don't know because DH is also on contract! We lived around the world most of our life. We came to perth because of the job. Melbourne and Sydney are more attractive to live than Perth. I am still a bit lukewarm about Australia given the limitation on the job market. A lot of my peers have left the specialty and go into a brand new computing related industry. However, Australia is still far behind in term of setting itself up in this area.

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    @Minib - why does dh think coed for high school is good? is that cos he went to co-ed? I think there's too much distraction for them and i heard that girls are a bit intimidated to perform in front of the boys so it hinders them. But i'm sure there are good arguments for coed too.

    It is good dh gets play time with him but it means our day doesn't start until 9:30 which is too late. But i'm not sure if we can change it cos ds only starts sleeping long haul once the sun goes down. But if i start his day earlier it may change his routine. I've come to the conclusion that he isn't waking for comfort. Last night was the same - 5 hrs then 5 hrs sleep. It's cos he's sleeping more during the day and getting less feeds. How many feeds does your dd need per day? ds needs 6 still. I'm hoping he will eat more and need less feeds but he seems to always take in around the 100-120ml and only 150-180 occassionally. He's been sleeping 15hr days lately. Wonder what today will bring. i'm not taking him to my mums today.

    We went for a walk today and he started fussing so i zipped up his sleeping bag, gave him a kiss and calmed him down. Then kept walking and he stirred a bit but eventually fell asleep! yay! try again tmr
    @bbhope i totally agree with job market in australia. My biggest regret coming back here from London. If i could do it all again i may have settled in London but def come back here to have the baby. Anyways, 20/20 vision when looking back. The housing market here is so bad too...everything is way too expensive. Though Perth is probably a little better now yeh?

    Have you received ds's allergy results yet?

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    @Gelati: London is another big hub for the newly computing industry that i talked about. Australia needs to focus on other things other than mining. Well, don't want to diverse the topic of the thread.

    Wow...i wish it is as easy as zipping up the sleeping bag! I went to the rhythm time just now. DS didnt know what's going on. LOL. He didn't fuss and semi-enjoyed it. That's all matter. There is a lady at the Monday playgroup as well. She asked me to have a coffee afterward just outside the library but was DS nap time. Lame. If only i could train DS to sleep in the pram! He dozed off in the car seat. Once we got home, he was wide awake again. I could have just offered my arms to DS so i could have a good chat with the lady. Sigh. @Minib: envy you!

    I wish i can meet other local moms whose baby is about the same age as DS. Such a shame that our suburb doesnt help us with this!

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    BTW, i am surprised that you ladies don't want to feed to sleep. BF is such a "powerful tool". All my BF friends were doing it. I met couple BF mom at the playgroup and they are all feed to sleep. That's when i mentioned about DS having trouble napping.

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    @bbhope I was told feeding to sleep causes sleep problems in the long run. Also I don't have enough supply to feed to sleep.

    Ds is back into self soothing and can at my mums now too. I hope that's here to stay! Makes life a lot easier. Ds been catnapping again today. That boy has no consistency!

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    I was also told feed to sleep will cause issue as it becomes the sleeping aid. Plus like gelati I hardly have enough milk so not feeding to sleep. She won't be full and will just keep waking up hungry.

    Haha same. Mine catnap today too. I think daytime is always catnap now. She's sleeping now. Second sleep cycle after me soothing her again. Hopefully she gets up around 7.30 and we can do the night routine.

    Oh wow @bbhope looks like you guys could be moving a bit. Australia is home for me now. Been here for 15 years and proudly call it home now. I wouldn't know what to do in my original hometown.
    @Gelati he went to co-ed school and he thinks girls need to know boys exist in the world. He doesn't want our girl to go wild in uni or go snobbish in an all girls school. Lol. I think he knew a couple of girls like that. I went to co-ed school overseas so wouldn't know what it's like in a single sex school but I have read that girls are better in all girls school. Less distraction.

    DD feeds 5 times between 6 am to 6 pm. Then another feed before bed time and one around 3 am. So total 7 feeds. My daughter also doesn't seem to be able to sleep past 3.30 am without a feed. She takes about 120ml but that's me guessing as I don't know how much she sucks from my boobs. I think my milk supply has gone down. She gets frustrated and wanting top up. I stopped motilium for a week now. Maybe I need to take it again. I want to hit 12 week BF then I will celebrate for my achievement. She takes 120ml bottle at night.

    Hey well done!!! That's awesome you went out for a walk and DS had a nap.

    I never worked in London. Wanted to but then gfc and heard no job there.
    @bbhope it's good you joined another thing. Bummer that you didn't get to have coffee with the other mum. Have you joined mothers group too? I've had a few sessions now and loving it. There are quite a few of us and the women are nice. We talk about quite a lot of things and now have created a FB page so we can share more.

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    Today was a terrible day for ds. 3 catnaps in a row and not feeding properly. I had no idea what to do. Cried and sooked while feeding, couldn't put him down to play. After 3 catnaps he was impossible. Grumpy, wouldn't eat, wouldn't sleep and crying. Eventually he took 50ml only 1 hr since the last feed cos the feed before that he wouldn't feed so I ended up feeding before sleep and with a 40min catnap it was 1 hr. So I fed and he took 50ml then I refused to feed him more. Ended up rocking him to sleep in my arms because there was no other way. I didn't want to feed before sleep again. So after being up for 1hr 40min I finally got him down again. I hope he has a better night. I'm worried I over fed today.

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    @Minib I thot dd wasn't catnapping during the day anymore? With 16-17 hrs sleep I'm surprised you can get 7 feeds in a day. Ds only does 7 feeds when he sleeps 13 hrs. When he does 15 hrs it's usually 5 feeds sometimes 6. Sounds like we both didn't have that great a day today. Those catnaps sure are exhausting. Even if I can get 1 break but 3 in a row and now probably 4 before he goes down for the night (maybe) is just crazy.

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    She was only doing one sleep cycle. Is that called catnapping? So I ended up feeding her every 2 hours. 7.30, 10.30, 1, 4, 7 and later at 3.30 am. Sorry that's 6 feeds in 24 hours.

    DH is putting her to sleep now. Fingers crossed no waking until after 3.30 am

    It is def tiring when they don't sleep longer than 40 minutes. I feel like I have no milk to give after the first 2 feeds. She got frustrated and started crying as well.

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    @Minib: not yet joining a mother group. I would like to but our CHN doesn't organize one! I feel like it isn't that easy at the playgroup and stories program. That lady just happened to be on both programs and she recognized me.
    @Gelati: big step for going out.

    I am trying something new today. Letting DS sleep in the cot only. I am doing the pat and shoosh again but minimal effort. I did walk out a few times to see if he would self settle. Most of the time, he wouldn't so i'll go in to pat a bit and walk out again. He was so tired, whinny and felt sorry for himself that he couldn't fall asleep by himself. On the other hand, i dont know if it is a right time to sleep training. He will be at the babysitter next week. Things will change again.

    This really requires me to worn him out. I don't find putting him down when seeing the first tired sign ever helps DS. He will only fuss LONGER. After his usual 30 mins catnap, he couldn't be resettled so I took him out to the postoffice. Postman always came whenever i was out -- the short 30 mins i was at the library program today! Annoyed. I didn't get the package because it isn't back to the post office just yet. It looks like another Sat chore.

    I am going back to work tomorrow and i will have to come into agreement with DH that no rocking DS to sleep on him!! He is doing that every morning! He said that that's the only way to get dS back to sleep after 5am. I haven't had to done that the week he was gone. DS was just happy having me sleep beside him.
    @Minib: which thermos do you have? I need to bring one to babysitter next week. The lady has NOTHING.


 

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