Kell - I'm with Jenn, use the Laninsoh after every feed, it will really help. I used to get excruciating pain in my left nipple when I fed with Dion and after a while must have toughened up and we made it through 10 months of BF. This time I wasn't going to go through the same thing so I tried the laninsoh and it is wonderful. Keep up with it and you'll be back to normal in no time.
Jenn - glad to hear you are feeling better. It must be really awful being that sick and having to care for a baby. I'm sure your MIL was a god send for those few days. I hope the supply increases too so you don't feel like you're starving Ivy!
Caz - day light saving has thrown Dion's sleeping out a little too, though his is his day time sleep. I know it's close to when he might possibly give up the day sleep but some days he'll have one and others he'll need one! Bedtime at night is the same but we too are getting the longer sleep ins in the morning which are wonderful - unless Isla decides she needs a feed around then too.
Sam - that feeding/wind theory sounds pretty spot on here too, though Isla always seems to have unsettled sleeps during the day where she'll wake several times and cry for a bit then self settle, and other times she'll howl until you pick her up, but I know sometimes what you said is incredibly true - gotta love the longer breaks between feeds!
Tracey - hope Darcy is continuing to put on more weight and I hope that Noah is loving his extra day in daycare.
Shaz - I hope you managed to clean up all the 'snow' at your house. I remember when my mum decided to wash the beanbag covers and she would empty all the beans into the bath while she washed and dried them. We were a little older at the time but had strict instructions not to spread them everywhere. I guess Madison definitely did have a party on her own! I'm also sure she's loving her little sister Ashleigh.
Sasha - glad you had a good time away. It's nice travelling with babies this age as all they do is eat, poo and sleep and they are very portable.
Beth - how's the feeding going? I'm sure Jaydn is growing like a mushroom and I know you'll still be loving him to bits smile
Tanya - I remember Dion growing out of 000 quickly too (he was 9lb 1oz) Isla is in 000 but some she is pushing out the feet in them (depending on the make) She definitely doesn't need them for the weight but definitely for the length.
Hope that's everyone - if not, I'm sorry I missed you out and hope you're doing okay.
Well, besides being an extremely unsettled sleeper during the day, Isla is a champion sleeper at night. Mind you, still getting usually a 5-6 hour stretch and then a 4 hour stretch during the night, and she settles well and I don't hear a peepe out of her until she's hungry. During the day is a little wearing though and she constantly wakes and cries for a bit then goes back to sleep. When we're at MIL's, every time Isla cries, MIL asks, 'can I pick her up?' and we keep telling her no, because I sure don't want a baby that thinks it will be picked up every time it cries - I'll never get anything done around the place! Other than that, all is good here. Had my 6 week check up with the GP and all is good with me, so back in 2 weeks for Isla's needles. She'll get weighed properly then, but I hopped on the scales with her the other day and I got that she weighs 4.6kg - little piggy. We too are out of newborn nappies.
Anyway, should get motivated to do some preparation stuff for when I go back to work. I really don't feel like going back, but know that once I get started it will be okay. Glad I only have to work for 6 weeks before I get another 6 weeks holiday over the christmas school holidays.
Horrible wet windy weather here at the moment. You wouldn't think that summer is just around the corner