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Sunday, April 12th 2009, 6:55pm

Author: Primrose

Not gaining weight

Thanks Emilia, in the cold light of day I know you're right. She is small but i think thats her natural size. She's 24 wks now and we started the process of weaning a couple of weeks ago. I know that was a bit early but we spoke to a brilliant HV who is very pro bf, she said it wld be better to start on solids rather than top up with ff. we are going very slowly as she feels so young but she is desperate for it! Quite funny as even at this early stage she is showing definate preferences, pear an...

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 2:53pm

Author: Primrose

Trying to lose weight whilst pregnant

just checked and simply be definately go up to a size 28 - here's the page (hope it works!) http://www.simplybe.co.uk/product/window…-S2-_-maternity You don't necessarily have to get any bigger either, there are lots of people who actually don't put on much weight or get much bigger at all. I know its difficult and when you've waited so long for your dream to be forfilled its so hard not to worry about everything, you've just picked you weight! I used to wake up in a cold sweat worrying I was go...

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 10:44pm

Author: Primrose

Trying to lose weight whilst pregnant

Hi Caz I had to follow a diet when pregnant, it was more because they were worried about how big the baby was rather than me, although i'm by no means skinny! I was worried from the outset as my first baby was over 10lbs and everyone said the 2nd would be larger, I'd heard horror stories about shoulder dislocation in big babies (is that what you're worried about too?). I tried to get help from m/w and she just laughed at me and everything I read said don't diet when pregnant. It wasn't till the ...

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 9:59pm

Author: Primrose

Stopped breastfeeding 1 year

That is so amazing! what a fantastic gift to Teeney and pie x

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 7:59pm

Author: Primrose

Not gaining weight

Yes it does Teresa thank you Been trying to find the time to get on here to update, anyway weighed baby R last week and she had put on 6ozs in a week!!! Its been really hard work though as I'm really concentrating on her feeding properly when she does feed, instead of the usual multi-tasking. Just had to stay in most days but that in itself is quite stressful too! HV wants us to have weekly weigh ins, if anything just to give me a motivational boost so that we keep going as long as possible befo...

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 6:10pm

Author: Primrose

Not gaining weight

Thanks everyone, really really appreciate your advice, right.... Tried DH feeding, if anything she screams louder. Can't express at all unfortunately, could just about earlier on but only ounce or two. (yes almost always feel empty, but completely flood on side that's not feeding so I know I'm producing milk, and when she was sick there was loads of it!). Did save what I cld express in freezer and been trying regularly with DD but no joy. Everyone says you have to force the bottle but just tried...

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 11:06am

Author: Primrose

Not gaining weight

Thanks Phillipa & Michelle really appreciate your replies, yes I am pretty exhausted but I started off telling myself its only for 6 months or so and then they start to have proper food and it'll be the last time I get a chance to bf etc etc... She did have a spell of about 2 weeks when she was very young when she started to go longer at night but that seems like a dim and distant memory right now! I can cope with 3 hourly but this constant feeding is very very hard. Mostly because of her older ...

Friday, February 13th 2009, 9:01pm

Author: Primrose

Not gaining weight

Hi all, feel a bit of stranger as I NEVER get time to get on here anymore mainly because I'm trying to juggle a toddler and DDs who is feeding ALL the time. By that I mean every 2 hours or so day and night. Trouble is she's not gaining enough weight either. Brief history...she started off the scale at 10lb 11oz, she has then consistantly dropped through the centiles and is now just above the 25th centile. She has had a cold for what seems like forever, that didn't help as she was bringing up fee...

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 11:24pm

Author: Primrose

Cradle Cap

my 1st daughter had cradle cap, I felt awful as by the time I noticed it was really bad. Anyway just a couple of goes with the shampoo and it cleared up it was amazing. After that I ditched the johnson's shampoo I had been using and used the an extra sensitive one called Infaderm instead, it never came back again.

Friday, October 31st 2008, 7:37pm

Author: Primrose

Breastfeeding tops

thanks all - yes shirt with a vest under would do the job just had some tops arrive from frugi which are really nice, bit tight but incentive to stop me eating the chocolate, i just can't seem to stop at the moment, think its the sugar hit to keep me going with little sleep.

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 5:19pm

Author: Primrose

Breastfeeding tops

off now to take a look- thanks a million

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 9:57pm

Author: Primrose

Breastfeeding tops

Hi - just wondered if anyone has brought any bf tops and whether you could recommend any. I am out most days with Baby R's big sister so expect to be feeding a lot in public. I know you can get away with normal clothes but I feel like treating myself this time around and make life as easy as possible. Its not so much the boob I'm worried about its more the great big spare tyre/s I have

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 9:49pm

Author: Primrose

Looking for hope. Anyone had success after several BFNs?

Hi Claire Just answering your earlier question re: how many BFN's I had. To be completely honest I can't remember, I think I've blanked them out if that makes sense. I've asked DH and he thinks as far as ICSI and FET's go about 5 but that's just a guess. I agree with what the others have said about luck really, we had good grade eggs put back and got BFN but on our last attempt neither eggs were grade A and we were successful (the Frozen eggs were 5 years old so technically our baby daughter is ...

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 10:52am

Author: Primrose

Looking for hope. Anyone had success after several BFNs?

Hi Claire Yes me! took us over 10 years to get our dream, which may not raise your spirits, but we are here now with two gorgeous daughters. Our last two successful attempts have been with blastocyst embryos, one fresh and one frozen. In addition to that I followed the advice in Zita West's book and took her vitamins. I also had accupuncture and tried to really work on keeping relaxed (as much as you can do when ttc!) I got to the stage when I thought we would have to think about giving up but t...

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 8:25pm

Author: Primrose

will i have to pay it back....?

Hi - just wanted to say I felt like you when DD was born. I saved the m/l pay and put it in an ISA account. I was pretty sure I wouldn't go back so that way it was there if I needed to repay it and it also gave us a chance to see if we could cope without my pay. In the end I did go back, my employers were miles more understanding than I thought they would be. I would really advise against making a decision now - you never know how you will feel in a few months time or what your circumstances wil...

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 1:20pm

Author: Primrose

nappy problems

I had a similar problem with DD, same thing leaking at the front at night. Its a pain because it means stripping the bed every morning. In the end I switched to reusables at night as I was able to put in extra pads. I used bumbles when DD was a similar age to Sophie and added extra booster pads and used Motherease wraps. If you don't want to do that you could try experimenting with brands as they are often cut quite differently.

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 8:35am

Author: Primrose

hot water bottles for pain relief

I'm not sure sorry. I must admit that I have been using them too though, I've got the wheat bag sort that you microwave as I thought that would be a bit less intense than a hot water bottle. Hope someone else knows as its been at the back of my mind too.

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 8:35pm

Author: Primrose

Cleaning Oven safely

Missy I used a local company, just a one man band - cost about £50 just for the oven (the hob would have been extra but I don't mind doing that). Bit pricey but money well spent for me! Try googling oven cleaning for your area - I bet there's at least one company that come up.

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 8:44pm

Author: Primrose

Cleaning Oven safely

I'm with you on the years front Jane! I gave mine a treat and used a specialist oven cleaning firm last year. Trouble was they didn't do the grill pan which was the worst bit really. I cleaned mine the other day by putting hot water and lemon juice in a tray at the bottom and putting it on really high - the steam cuts into the grease and stuff. Wasn't brilliant (think you need that scarey acid stuff to really do it properly) but it got some of the grime off. I've become a bit of a fan of lemon j...

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 3:03pm

Author: Primrose

INDUCTION QUESTIONS & CHAT

I didn't really plan a 'natural' birth with DD, was quite open to lots of meds really but when it came down to it my body did its bit and I had a wonderful birthing experience in hospital with very minimal intervention. This was partly down to the fact I was completely dilated by the time I got to hospital so I was able to manage the strong contractions in the comfort of my bath at home. Thats given me more confidence in my body this time. Unfortunately I am not allowed a homebirth due to percei...




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