S&S are different for everyone. Just go in without any expectations. I did my on a Monday, by the following Monday I went into labour..not sure if it was because of it. Worth getting it done.
The main reason I'd like to go to a mothers group is to find out best GPs, pediatricians etc in the area - find out who they're using etc. also like to go to a mum's and bubs workout when she is a few weeks older.
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03-03-2014 20:15 #161
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03-03-2014 21:45 #162Senior Member
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Hi everyone boy time goes quickly when you're a new mum, hey? I have no idea where the hours go...
Tommi...ha our boys must be soulmates, you could have been writing about mine...his day sleeps changed to catnaps at 4wks & have stayed that we, but we also generally get good stretches at night. We use a LTD regular bag which is great as L kept escaping regular swaddles. He also hates the pram, capsule and bouncer.... I think it's separation anxiety he just prefers to be touching me or DH.
Rachael ...no probs here with the LTD swaddle, but L is little for his age, will have to keep an eye on that.
Jedi... good luck with the sweep..I had 2 (didn't work) but neither hurt. It was good to find out how far dilated I was, and the cervix position.
AFM bub had his 6 week vaccinations today, he's 6weeks1day. He's been hot and lethargic since, so he's had some Baby Panadol and popped off to sleep. I'm off to bed too!
03-03-2014 22:11 #163
It's sad about mothers groups isn't it. We are suppose to be woman supporting woman but it always ends up being a competition but I guess you won't know what yours will be like till you try it. You could always try & leave if it gets to much.
Good luck with S&S, I would defiantly give it a go, got nothing to lose.
03-03-2014 23:19 #164
I have never heard a bad report about a mother's group! I never had the opportunity to join one, but I've always wished I had. All I ever hear is how women are still catching up with their mother's groups four years later! To me it seems that they have made lifelong friendships, are able to offer each other support, and their children have a nice group of friends. Can you not go once, and if by chance you dont like it, simply don't go back?
As as for the tummy time question, my child health nurse said that at this age they don't require long stretches of tummy time on a mat or pillow etc She said that if bubs lies on your chest a few times throughout the day, that was enough... So that's what I've been doing... ??
04-03-2014 05:01 #165
Yes you can Pilb. A friend didn't like the pressure so she went once but another friend loved it. Just depends on who is in your group.
We do TT after bath. Not too long just enough so we can see her head lift a few times. Also when we are sitting on the lounge we put her across our laps stomach down with a blanky underneath. This also helps with wind.
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04-03-2014 08:38 #166
Good morning all!
Day 2 of DH at work. Henry having an awake morning though tired so should be an interesting day haha. He has started smiling when I poke my tongue out at him which is super cute so I can forgive him a bad day I think haha.
I think I might go to the first meet and greet for new mothers in the area next friday and see what I think. I don't have any friends with children Henrys age and I really don't know any people with children in our area so it could be ok..maybe haha.
Thank you pilbara and Rachael re: TT, the info the HN gave me said to offer 3x a day and I haven't been. It depends on his day and mood as he has been overtired most days due to fighting sleep there is no chance of 3x as he hates it. Yesterday he was settled and rested so I offered a few times. ..he cried but I could distract him.
Twocam henry is the same at night, sleeps quite well. I generally feed him at 9, 1, 5 that said I wake him for the 1am feed - should I be? Last night I slept through my alarm at 1am oops and woke to H at 2:20am waking for a bottle. DH fed him before he left for work at 5:20 (he woke him) then he woke on his own at 8am. Daytime is hit and miss yesterday he slept well and was in a much happier calm mood when awake, today I am not so sure...
Have a great day everyone. I am headed out soon to visit my friend - first outing alone
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04-03-2014 11:33 #167
Tommi, advice from family and friends is not to wake a sleeping baby. Sleep is just as good for them as a feed. If he is hungry he will wake up at night,'. Maybe if he slept for 5 hrs or more during the day then maybe wake him but I doubt most new baby's do.
04-03-2014 11:51 #168
I don't wake Patrick during the night, but I sometimes do in order to do the last feed before I go to bed. During the night I usually get one four hour stretch and one three hour, but a couple of times I've had a five hour stretch between feeds. During the day, he feeds approximately three hourly (often more often in the mornings). During the day, if he was asleep and it was more than four hours since his feed, I would probably wake him (just so that he didn't try to cluster feed during the night to make up for it!).
when he was jaundiced I set an alarm at night and fed him three hourly...only because the jaundice made him lethargic, and he needed the fluids to flush out the jaundice...
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04-03-2014 13:09 #169
I breastfeed her around 10:30pm and give expressed milk when she wakes around 3:30pm. She'll sleep until 6am for the next feed. Nights are pretty the same but she has regular feeds during the day. I'll feed her, she'll sleep for 20 min then feed again. It's not as scheduled, would love a 3 hr break for a nap
04-03-2014 13:39 #170Senior Member
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I don't wake for feeds - we usually get 3 to 4 hr batches of sleep between night feeds although last night was 5 hours. But that was after Baby Panadol as bub had a vaccine-induced temperature.
We do tummy time on the playmate for about 10mins 2-3 times per day. L loves it now he can lift his head up for long stretches and can look around at things. He still loves to wiggle off the mat onto the carpet as well, wiggly little worm!
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