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Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:34pm

Author: SultrySapphire

back to work FT

Hey Boo, Jakey stays with my mum 5 days a week, from about 8 til 6:30 when Daddy picks him up. Or should I say he did, til I blew a gasket at work and told them where to stick their job, politely of course!!!! I'd get home around 7:15 and he'd be in bed by 7:30. I was also doing at least 1 if not more nights away every week. When I was working from home, people would ring completely unnecessarily to see whether I had Jake at home with me. My job involved being on Neonatal Intensive Care Units ev...

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 2:38am

Author: SultrySapphire

back to work FT

Hey hey hey baby girl, STOP PANICKING!!!!! Yes it's rubbish going back full time, I did it when Jacob was just 5 months. I beat myself up for a good 6 weeks before I went back, that I was a horrendous mummy, that he'd forget who I was, that he wouldn't love me anymore, blah blah blah However.......... The smiles and hugs that you get when you get home are absolutely amazing! Weekends are fantastic because all they want is mummy mummy mummy! The little strops that at the minute wear you down, bec...

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 5:56pm

Author: SultrySapphire

Liquid Gaviscon prescribed for baby?

Foxy, my Jakey had quite bad reflux. I used the sachets but mixed with a teaspoon of water as he is breastfed. The milk just makes it gloopy. He needed his Gaviscon for about 3-4 weeks, then as he got bigger his reflux lessened to a point where frankly I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of the Gaviscon. However, the knock on effect is that he is horrendously constipated which has been backing up since he was on the Gaviscon. The poo we were getting is actually just the overflow round the blo...

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 8:50pm

Author: SultrySapphire

I think my baby girl has Sagittal Craniosynostosis . Anyone else???

Hoping, I used to work on paediatric ICU and we used to look after the post op cranio kids. 99% of them were around 18 months when their ops were done and they all did extremely well. The surgeons where I worked took the view that at that age,the natural fusion was just about complete and so any surgery would be permanent rather than them operating early with the risk of the skull fusing incorrectly later on. I agree that she needs to be referred as soon as poss, but waiting til Monday won't mak...

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 10:00pm

Author: SultrySapphire

Prams - Help!

Oooh oooh oooh, silver cross surfer here!!!! I absolutely adore mine!!! Jakey loves it too! I got mine from a little known shop called BabyCare in Bradford, which is actually the silver cross outlet. I got what was termed a "cosmetic second" which meant it was supposed to have a few minor scratches here and there, but mine was immaculate. I got everything you could get, including carrycot (can be slept in overnight), cosytoes foot muff, car seat, then the usual base and chassis, plus all rain co...

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 8:49am

Author: SultrySapphire

Simple pill doubles pregnancy chances

Found this Daily Mail article this morning. I took heavy duty multivitamins becauseof previous stomach surgery and I fell on, technically, first time. Shame the research group wasn't bigger. Could simple pill costing 30p be the answer to getting pregnant?

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 8:49am

Author: SultrySapphire

Simple pill doubles pregnancy chances

Found this Daily Mail article this morning. I took heavy duty multivitamins becauseof previous stomach surgery and I fell on, technically, first time. Shame the research group wasn't bigger. Could simple pill costing 30p be the answer to getting pregnant?

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 9:30pm

Author: SultrySapphire

Which baby lotion for newborn baby's delicate skin?

Hi Ruby, I have to be ultra careful with Jake's skin. One of his heart medicines causes his skin to burn in bright light. Because he's on so much of it, he burns even if the big light goes on for more than 10 minutes! Consequently, he always has dry skin. Everyone on the cardiac unit said to use olive oil, and when bathing (not to be done every day) just quickly pat them dry, then oil. That way, some of the water gets drawn back in too. For serious dry patches they suggested a very thin layer of...

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 8:59pm

Author: SultrySapphire

Top 15 songs to soothe baby

Strangely, Jakey likes anything with a decent beat, but played quietly. His favourite is anything by Muse. I think this is because I played it permanently when I was pregnant, very loud, while I was driving. He also passively listened to all the Harry Potter books read by Stephen Fry, which I had on audiobook in the car!!!!

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 12:45am

Author: SultrySapphire

Daily Routines, The Witching Hour and Sleep.

Well I have to say, I feel rather guilty that I'm having no problems at all with sleeps, naps, or anything really! I wonder if its because I havent really pushed for a routine yet? Everything in general has been a bit of a shock to the system really, without upsetting the applecart! I suppose I'm just going with the flow. The midwives tried to steer me away from being too rigid. Because I'm normally such a superwoman with work etc, I was losing the plot because Jake didn't keep a diary! I was al...

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 10:59am

Author: SultrySapphire

So sore. Is this normal

Hi Hope, I got painful legs and bust when stimming too, on Menopur. I was told it was normal. I also get sore legs just before AF comes so it must be related. Have you had a scan yet? The pain in your tummy will more than likely be your follicles growing which is FANTASTIC!!!!!! it all gets more bearable when you actually see the follicles and know why you're in pain! If you're really concerned, give the clinic a call. They won't stop you stimming unless there's a serious problem, like you're ov...

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:55pm

Author: SultrySapphire

Daily Routines, The Witching Hour and Sleep.

I've worked out a way to incorporate some FZ time into my day! I can now type one handed and feed one handed!!! The only way I'm comfortable feeding Jakey at the moment is the rugby ball hold. I prop him up on loads of cushions and it's not too painful. Has anyone got any tips for painful nips? Unfortunately the two best ones are no go's. The lansinoh gives the perfect environment for the thrush to breed and makes my nipples go all soggy. We've also only just got off the nipple shields. They're ...

Monday, November 21st 2011, 11:51pm

Author: SultrySapphire

Daily Routines, The Witching Hour and Sleep.

I too have DF off this week and know exactly what you are feeling Char! I thought it would be a week to help me and bond with baby boy, but apparently it seems it is going to be a week for playing xbox. I'm severely unimpressed. I think thexbox might suffer a fatal injury overnight..........

Monday, November 21st 2011, 9:13pm

Author: SultrySapphire

Advice needed with breastfeeding

Quick tip on the breast shields! I had to use them for nearly 3 weeks, every 2 hours! Hand express a tiny amount of milk onto the skirt bit. They stick really easily then. Also, go for the biggest size possible, you get more breast tissue in the nipple bit then, which makes milk transfer easier. xxx

Monday, November 21st 2011, 8:27pm

Author: SultrySapphire

Daily Routines, The Witching Hour and Sleep.

I'm venturing gently, out of my bubble and back into the real world. I have been pestered by a certain someone, she knows who, to come in here and so I have! I'll apologise now if I don't make it in regularly, but things are all still a bit wobbly in Sultry land! I've updated my birth announcement, which was very hard to do. If I'm this bad now, what am I going to be like when I have to go back to wrk and face it for real rather than just talking? Sorry for the selfish first post, but I had to s...

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 8:27am

Author: SultrySapphire

Why is there such a limited amount of Male factor treatment options?

Hi Demon, I know of some research that WAS being undertaken, but I think that is on hold at the moment due to the doctor being on Maternity Leave. It was being done in Leeds (my DF was taking part) and it was to see whether insulin resistance has an effect of male fertiity in the same way as it does on female infertility. I (we) agree with you wholeheartedly about the lack of research into the area. My DF said exactly the same as you, why go through all the emotional rollercoaster of ICSI, when ...

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 11:27am

Author: SultrySapphire

** THIRD TRIMESTER CHAT **

Rally, I'm a National Clinical Applications Specialist for a Neonatal Ventilation company. Basically I drive all over the country teaching doctors and nurses how to use life support machines on SCBUs. Very rewarding work, but also quite frustrating at times, and heart wrenching seeing all the 23 week babies. After having a yukky nights sleep, with major puke inducing indigestion, I thought I might be able to sleep in. However it never rains but pours in our house. DF has had a car accident on th...

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 8:24am

Author: SultrySapphire

** THIRD TRIMESTER CHAT **

Liz, I should know better too! I know about the consequences, yet carried on. You're just waiting with eager anticipation. I'm sure I'll be exactly the same, convinced that any twinge after 34 weeks is full blown 2nd stage!!!! I got excited on Sunday when Jacob went head down for the first time, I thought I'd be contracting by Monday! Surprisingly, I wasn't lol I shall keep an eye out, I don't think it'll be long now. I shall also be like you and wanting my roots doing first, though my reason is...

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 4:16am

Author: SultrySapphire

** THIRD TRIMESTER CHAT **

Oooh, crossed posts Eliz! And I thought I'd be the only one up at stupid o'clock! Doing nothing during the day really has messed with my sleep cycle. Doesn't help either that my body still remembers how to work nights and cat nap from when I worked on ICU. Do you think this is it then? Your classed as term now aren't you? Is it the same in Scotland as down here and you can go in when you have 3 contractions in 10 minutes? I'd be getting excited! Perhaps you're going to be a lucky day with bearab...

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 4:11am

Author: SultrySapphire

** THIRD TRIMESTER CHAT **

Hello all you lovely 3rd tri girlies! I thought it was about time I officially showed my own face in here, rather than just gatecrashing! I could've probably come in a lot sooner, but have actually been trying to avoid anything pregnancy related, since mine is not going according to plan! At 24 weeks I went for my routine mw appointment, only for all hell to break loose and end up in hospital with very early onset pre-eclampsia. I was threatened with delivery at 24 weeks, total bed rest in hospi...




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