Hi dear Pinky
So glad to hear that all is well your side.
It is horrible to be back at work, hey?! I am also slowly going back (only a few hours a day at the moment). My office are next to our house and it makes things easier. However our little miracle does not take well with the lady that works for me. She is very upset every time she sees her. I know for sure that nothing serious could be the reason (I have been there every since she was born and she has not been alone with the hired help ever), but there is clearly something amiss.
I am no only working an hour or so during her nap times, but it is difficult to predict, because some mornings she will catch a nap for 2 hours and other mornings she is only out for about 40 minutes or so. I am not sure how am I going to be able to go back to work full time yet. Still need to figure that one out.
So great to hear from you Pinky. I also miss the chats. I recently also posted my last post on another forum where I was very active since we started trying to conceive in June 2009......it was like saying goodbye to family. I still go back from time to time to check up and see what is going on, but all the regulars have moved on and are no longer chatting there. Really sad for me...
I also cannot believe our babies are 4 months old!! Time is really nothing when one is pregnant and after the baby is born. Ironic, isn't it - time drags so much when one is TTC and then every cycle feels like a year and the 2ww feels like a millenium!
MM is also going down a little easier and she only wakes once a night now for a feed. Anything between 1am - 5am. Different time every night. She is a big baby. 62cm.....and 7.85kg! (Gosh! He he!) I am also still breastfeeding exclusively and have not even tried to introduce bottles. It is something I must also do. With Lee I needed to leave her at my MIL for 1 day when she was 8 weeks old as I needed to travel to Potch on that day. So, I got her use to a bottle and expressed milk from she was 6 weeks old. With Mr. M I did not do any of that and when I wanted to give him a bottle around 6 months, he pointblank refused and he only took a bottle at 10 months after many attempts! I fear that at 4 months, I have already waited too long. She is also not very keen on a dummy and I am thinking that I will battle as well. I have been expressing milk some nights to build up a little reservoir in the freezer so that DH can have something if I have to run errands (or just get out for some time and space all on my own) over the weekends.
Things are better between the 3 children. I think the biggest part of the adjustment is over and we are falling into a new rhythm. I am going to need to start looking at what I am eating - I eat way too much. Need to start losing some of the pregnancy weight. Want to use the winter months to lose weight so that I can feel better about my post preg body when Summer arrives.
Will start with solids from next month just after she reached 5 months of age.
Hugs to you all
how are you all doing.i cant believe our lil ones are 4 months already. the time has gone so quickly.
we are doing better than in the beginning.he is not crying as much anymore.i am still exclusively breastfeeding.he wont take a bottle so its a bit tricky.i cant leave him for more than 2 hours.so we plan carefully if we want a lil break. i am offering a bottle everyday now to try and get him to take one before i go back to work in july.
he is growing well.62cm and weighs 6.5kg.he is supper strong and busy.he loves his daddy and has started laughing all the time now. those happy times makes the harder times easier.
he has started going down easier at night but still wakes up to feed 3 times a night.
mis our chats.
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Jan 2017 6wk MC,ectopic, lost one tube
April 2017 BFP
I have wanted to reply again on the group, but time goes by so quickly and life has been very busy since MM arrival.
We are heading towards 4 months! Can honestly not believe it. It is going way to quick- I dream last night that DH and I decided to try again and that I fell pregnant...and ...with twins!! (I remember waking up feeling all excited and feeling it to be real) Ha ha!!!!!
I think it is safe to say that we have reached a new level of adjustment in our household. We know when she is waking up and have become use to only getting her down for the night between 8pm - 10pm (depending on her mood). She is a real treat, started to laugh out loud and takes a real interest in her older brother and sister. Breastfeeding is now well established and I have decided to take maternity leave until end of Aug. I will go back to full-time working only on 1 Sept. Just thinking about it, makes me feel more relaxed and in control.
She still cries most nights - but I am now planning around it and know that I will be busy from bathtime until whenever she falls asleep. Acceptance is working so much better than forcing the matter and becoming irritable because she does not fit into my old routine with the other children.
In short....we are happy and I am loving every bit of having a tiny baby at home.
Hope you are also doing okay?
Oh...and she is big!!! 16 weeks : 63cm tall and 7.85kg!!!!