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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefull29 View Post
    @AmyEL wow big bubba on board. Hope you can hold out until your OB is back! Great your getting so much monitoring and that hubby is around to help out!
    @SurferGalGC so great your little one is feeding so well! If I remember correctly you were worried about being able to breastfeed, so glad it's all worked out for you. If your pump attachment isn't big enough for your nipples it can make them sore so can not having them right in the centre. Sounds like her weight is going great! Good work mumma!
    We've been getting smiles too, love it. She also smiles at her toys and when she's on her swing. So nice to see her so happy!

    How's everyone's bubs sleeping? Mines great through the night (yay!) but Absolutely terrible during the day, she just won't sleep unless she's attached to me or we are out. I feel like we've tried everything but nothing is working. Some days she won't sleep a wink from lunchtime until 10pm! Starting to make me super tired!
    Oh perfect, thanks for the pumping tips!! Yes, I was worried that I wouldn't get to breastfeed so I'm very grateful that it has been going so well. Laying down on a rug by the beach doing a feed as I type this

    Yay for smiles!! What kind of toys do you have? I was thinking I need a couple of bright/musical toys to amuse her now that she's more alert. Her play mat is great but the toys hanging from that need me to tap/shake or press the button constantly. I ordered an Awebabe Peekaboo Pal elephant which is so freakin' cute!

    My little one is a good night time sleeper too but hit and miss during the day. She's more likely to have a solid mid-morning sleep at home. She will usually sleep pretty solidly in the pram when I'm out and about too. I usually take her for nice long walks. But that doesn't give me the chance to nap.

    We had 6 wk needles today, broke my heart when she screamed

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    @SurferGalGC so jealous of you laying down by the beach!
    We just have a play gym with heaps of toys hanging off it, which if I'm not sitting playing with them she'll just lay and stare at them, on her mat we also have a mirror which she loves to look at herself, she has a swing which is by far her favourite thing. It has a thing that spins with toys and lights and plays music, she also has a bouncer which she likes but not as much as the mat and the swing. Sometimes though she'll nap in the bouncer. 6 week needles aren't nice to watch are they lol.

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    @Muchulu1 Glad to hear little Charlie is doing recovering! I cant believe a simple UTI could be so devastating! Poor bubba!
    @hopefull29 Good to hear your little miss is gaining weight and doing well! Whatever works with feeding, as long as she is happy! And it sounds like you are doing awesome! I started a bit of pumping on the weekend just so I could head out for a little 'mummy' time. I got 80mls which I was stoked about but I did wonder if it affected the amount available at the next feed. It definitely is also time consuming when there is only so much time you get to yourself and there is so much to do! I have to try and figure out how to make it work better in a daily routine so that it will be a bit more realistic for me i think.
    @SurferGalGC So great to hear everything is going well with feeding! My little one is also doing quite well with feeding, although she has slowed in how much weight she is putting on. As she was at the 97th percentile for weight when she was born though, no one is all that worried. She is now sitting at the 85th percentile so still quite healthy. I guess we'll just keep an eye on it. I also found that my nipple were a little tender after pumping! It only lasted a short time though and didnt cause any damage.
    @AmyEL Good idea about the weighing trick to figure out how much breaks milk bubs is getting. I'm guessing you would need specialised scales for that though? Good luck for your upcoming delivery!

    As for us, Lucy is 5 weeks old today. When weighed last week (4 weeks) she had put on 360g on top of birth weight and had grown 5 centimetres. Can't believe how quickly she is growing and everything is changing. She started smiling just in time for Mother's Day which was the best present ever! Last week was a really fussy week for us. Lucy was really unsettled and ended up getting a pretty bad rash all over her face which then spread to her head, neck and top of her back. We headed to the doctor but thankfully it is nothing serious and apparently pretty common. The doctor says it will resolve by itself and I'm starting to think it is looking a little better. Sleep is still quite variable! Night times are better and probably more consistent with about 4 hours between feeds (although occasionally I get more). I think that is pretty good for her age however there are times that it can take a while to get her down again. During the day is much more variable. She can go anywhere between 1-3 hours between feeds and it is much harder to put her down to sleep. She will sleep well on me but of course that makes it hard to do stuff and eat. I am going to try out the carrier a bit this week, however she is also more settled so I'm hoping I can stick with getting her in her cot to sleep. Next week we have three days of appointments so a bit stressed about that. We have Paediatrician visit on Wednesday, then vaccinations at GP on Thursday and then my 6 week OB visit on Friday. I'm sure it will be fine but I'm just dreading it and wish I had someone to come with me as back up. Hopefully Lucy is having a good week! I'm sure it will be fine.

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    @Muchulu1 Glad to hear little Charlie is doing recovering! I cant believe a simple UTI could be so devastating! Poor bubba!
    @hopefull29 Good to hear your little miss is gaining weight and doing well! Whatever works with feeding, as long as she is happy! And it sounds like you are doing awesome! I started a bit of pumping on the weekend just so I could head out for a little 'mummy' time. I got 80mls which I was stoked about but I did wonder if it affected the amount available at the next feed. It definitely is also time consuming when there is only so much time you get to yourself and there is so much to do! I have to try and figure out how to make it work better in a daily routine so that it will be a bit more realistic for me i think.
    @SurferGalGC So great to hear everything is going well with feeding! My little one is also doing quite well with feeding, although she has slowed in how much weight she is putting on. As she was at the 97th percentile for weight when she was born though, no one is all that worried. She is now sitting at the 85th percentile so still quite healthy. I guess we'll just keep an eye on it. I also found that my nipple were a little tender after pumping! It only lasted a short time though and didnt cause any damage.
    @AmyEL Good idea about the weighing trick to figure out how much breaks milk bubs is getting. I'm guessing you would need specialised scales for that though? Good luck for your upcoming delivery!

    As for us, Lucy is 5 weeks old today. When weighed last week (4 weeks) she had put on 360g on top of birth weight and had grown 5 centimetres. Can't believe how quickly she is growing and everything is changing. She started smiling just in time for Mother's Day which was the best present ever! Last week was a really fussy week for us. Lucy was really unsettled and ended up getting a pretty bad rash all over her face which then spread to her head, neck and top of her back. We headed to the doctor but thankfully it is nothing serious and apparently pretty common. The doctor says it will resolve by itself and I'm starting to think it is looking a little better. Sleep is still quite variable! Night times are better and probably more consistent with about 4 hours between feeds (although occasionally I get more). I think that is pretty good for her age however there are times that it can take a while to get her down again. During the day is much more variable. She can go anywhere between 1-3 hours between feeds and it is much harder to put her down to sleep. She will sleep well on me but of course that makes it hard to do stuff and eat. I am going to try out the carrier a bit this week, however she is also more settled so I'm hoping I can stick with getting her in her cot to sleep. Next week we have three days of appointments so a bit stressed about that. We have Paediatrician visit on Wednesday, then vaccinations at GP on Thursday and then my 6 week OB visit on Friday. I'm sure it will be fine but I'm just dreading it and wish I had someone to come with me as back up. Hopefully Lucy is having a good week! I'm sure it will be fine.

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    @Positivity thanks Hun. Pumping sucks doesn't it. 80mls is great though. Most I've ever got is 70mls. What did you do for your mummy time? I haven't left bubs at all yet..... most I've done is told DH to take her to the other lounge so I could have 30mins. I just don't feel ready to leave her yet.
    Sounds like little Lucy is thriving! How nice are smiles! Have you got the wonder weeks app? Might explain some of the fussiness for you. We're just approaching our second leap and it's reassuring to read her clingy behaviour is normal. Thank god for the hug a bub! Glad the rash wasn't anything to worry about. 4 hours between night feeds is awesome at 5 weeks!
    I'm sure you'll be right with your 3 appointments and you'll have even more confidence afterwards. We've had so many appointments to go to over the last 8 weeks it really helped my confidence taking her with me.

    So happy today little miss has her weigh in and she has gained 308 grams in 9 days!!! She's finally cracked the 4kg mark. Such a relief having such a big weight gain, she's still on the small size but as long as her weight is increasing I'm happy. Will have to have weekly weigh ins for a few weeks to make sure she continues to gain as she should.

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    Default IVF babies due March/April/May 2017#2

    Rosemary Kaye completed our little family yesterday... She weighed 9 pounds & is 52cm long... A little tired, sore and stiff today but that's to be expected! IMG_1495609680.939201.jpg
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    @AmyEL Congratulations!! So gorgeous! Love the name! Enjoy these first few days with your precious little girl!
    @hopefull29 That's an awesome weight gain! Sounds like whatever you are doing is working awesome!!

    I didnt really do anything exciting for my 'mummy time'. I took my dog to his grooming appointment and then did some grocery shopping! Lol! So not too exciting but was lovely to get out of the house and have a break. Of course my mind was still at home and I had to call and check in. She pretty much just slept the whole time though so it all worked out. I'm going to try and get out at least once per weekend cause I am headed back to work at the start of July and am trying to prepare myself. Is going to be hard to leave her for longer!!

    I did download the wonder weeks app. It is great but I think she went through the first leap a week early! Or at least 1/2 week early. Will be interesting to see if the next one happens early too.

    I'm still trying to figure out how the pumping will work into a daily routine. It is hard to figure out timing and where to set up that is convenient. Lucy feeds are still quite variable too so it is hard to judge when is the best time.

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    @AmyEL Congratulations!! So gorgeous! Love the name! Enjoy these first few days with your precious little girl!
    @hopefull29 That's an awesome weight gain! Sounds like whatever you are doing is working awesome!!

    I didnt really do anything exciting for my 'mummy time'. I took my dog to his grooming appointment and then did some grocery shopping! Lol! So not too exciting but was lovely to get out of the house and have a break. Of course my mind was still at home and I had to call and check in. She pretty much just slept the whole time though so it all worked out. I'm going to try and get out at least once per weekend cause I am headed back to work at the start of July and am trying to prepare myself. Is going to be hard to leave her for longer!!

    I did download the wonder weeks app. It is great but I think she went through the first leap a week early! Or at least 1/2 week early. Will be interesting to see if the next one happens early too.

    I'm still trying to figure out how the pumping will work into a daily routine. It is hard to figure out timing and where to set up that is convenient. Lucy feeds are still quite variable too so it is hard to judge when is the best time.

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    Hey all first time I've admired all your stories. Reading these give me hope. I have tried icsi without any luck as I have low ovarian reserves and I am not responding to last lot of injections
    I have endometriosis also.

    I have had 2 children 18 & 16 and have a 3 year old foster child which I adore them all but have always have never felt like I was finished with my family hense fostering.

    I have a question I have been offered by a beautiful lady to donate eggs for me but I had not looked into how this process works. Could someone please enlighten me as I am scared I am getting my hopes up I am in Adelaide and eggs are in Perth
    Please if anyone has any info

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    Anyone already find themselves thinking ahead to number two/next bub?? My bub was due so close to so many birthdays in my family so I'm already thinking about what month we should do our next transfer to avoid the birthday battlefield haha. So I think I can either do next May (if I'm super keen), otherwise Oct/Nov. I don't want to have too much of a gap and I think two calendar years is decent!

    Do you guys have any on ice?


 

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