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#415822 10/14/10 03:04 AM
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Hi Everyone, sorry I've not been around much. I hope you all are battling on as best as possible.

I have had my hands full with little Connor. It's been pretty rough as he has acid reflux so he doesn't sleep very well and cries alot. I've been exhausted!

But things are slowly getting better. Here are a few pics taken last week. He's nearly 12 weeks old now.









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Aw Chelsea - what a cute little munchkin you have there!

My DD had dreadful reflux till 14 months. She could have won gold at the Olympics if screaming and puking were competitive events! cheerleader

I feel for you ((( )))

I hope you have him on Propulsid or something similar, and my biggest piece of advice would be to always wear patterned clothes: never anything plain or dark!

I ended up with little piles of cloth nappies spaced about every 2 m around the house - I swear I used more nappies for her top end than her rear end!

Being a girl after a boy, she had all these beautiful clothes, but all anybody ever saw of her was the BIG bibs!!!

You probably don't need to know this, but when she started to crawl and eat solids it became *very interesting*... Luckily, Big Brother was the watchdog, and he would yell out "Muuuuum, Ella's done a chunder!" so that I could go and clean it before she played in it and painted with it... Aaaah - the hidden joys of parenthood, huh???

Hang in there - the screaming usually settles by 4-6 months (and faster with medication).


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Aww sweetie! He is adorable!! Makes me want another one! None of my boys had acid reflux but I did (as an adult) so I think subconciously I kept them raised up anyway. I know there are a few studies saying that this is a bad thing, but if you get some quiet time, it isnt bad in my opinion... But I always let my babies sleep in the infant carseat in my room for the first 4-5 months. I put a blanket over the straps, and a blanket under the front of the seat to prop it back a little. Put baby in it and then tucked a few blankets around them. They slept for hours that way. I dont know if that might help. Or in the swing. I also coslept and nursed so that made things a lot easier.
Good luck though. It is rough but it always bets better. Enjoy it while you can, they grow way too fast!!


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Hey Chelsea
So nice to hear from you, hon!
Little Conor is totally gorgeous!
You don't look like a tired new Mum to me! You look fantastic! I looked liked I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards crossed with night of the living dead!!!
My first baby was a sharp shock into the world of parenting too! I really feel for you.
Hang on in there hugss


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Hang in there - the screaming usually settles by 4-6 months (and faster with medication).


Is the medication for the baby or the parent? laugh2


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Well done Chelsea. You are doing well to find time for a post! Those early weeks/months are still a blur to me. But Connor is lovely. Look after you too!
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12 weeks already! You look good, in spite of sleep deprivation. Things will continue to get better. For nearly every infant issue, the maxim "This too shall pass." was my mantra.

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Wow Chelsea - you look so beautiful and Connor is such an adorable looking little guy!! These are terrific photos, thank you for sharing them.

So sorry the little one has acid reflux, that must be so uncomfortable for him, the poor little guy. Glad that things are slowing getting better and hope you'll both start getting more regular sleep soon.

Gosh he is just so cute! smile

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Thanks Louise hugss

Yeah, we have Connor on Losec (Omeprazole) for the reflux. Doesn't stop the spewing but is meant to reduce the pain when he does spew. I also had him on infant gaviscon which did reduce the spilling but was a mission to get it into him so once we got him on Losec I gave up the gaviscon.

Often I discover long after he is asleep that I still have the nappy over my shoulder haha! My newest fashion accessory.


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Hey Sara,

Connor's little bassinette is on such a steep angle it looks quite funny but it does help.

He does like the carseat too - probably likes that slightly curled position smile

A few weeks ago I bought one of those Fisher Price Cradle Swings second hand. Best money I ever spent as sometimes its the only way he will sleep. The little seat reclines and he loves the swinging motion. I usually put him in it at about 4 or 5am when I'm exhausted and he will conk out for a couple of hours. Or else I put him on my chest and prop myself up in bed...that's his favourite but I don't sleep well that way.


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