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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by welsh dragon:
Many congrats from (all 4) of us [grin]

You slipped that one in [Biased]

Auntie Doris x

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Dafyd
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quote:
Originally posted by Jengie Jon:
Another academic I suspect burning the midnight oil to meet the deadline.

We think so.
Thank you everyone. The wee one has a hearty appetite and is doing very well.

And congratulations to welsh dragon if she's announcing a new number four?

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welsh dragon

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Hi, hearty appetite sounds good Dafyd! We have number 2, as of 15th Feb, so we now have 4 people in total in our little family.
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the famous rachel
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Congratulations Dafyd and Welsh Dragon.

I find it hard to believe that the Famous Baby is 16 months old now.

My comments on what to buy in advance come to late for Dafyd, but possibly someone else will find them useful. I guess my recommendations would be similar to some other people's:

Definitely buy:

1. A sling. We had a BabyBjorn, which I know some others don't like, but which we found both very comfortable and easy to use. The baby loved it, and has only very recently grown to big for it. We used it pretty much every day for 15 months. One caveat: you have to get it set up right with the straps the correct length to be comfortable. The straps need to be quite tight and the baby right against your body. (We also have the one with the extra panel for lumbar support, which helps.) If you're really tiny, don't buy one: I'm tallish but slimmish (about a UK size 8 or 10), and I wore some of the straps on ours in the smallest possible position.

2. Swaddle wraps: We never mastered swaddling with a blanket, and since for the first 2 months the famous baby wouldn't sleep at night unless he was swaddled, these were a godsend. The ones we used were from grobag, and didn't have velcro, so the ones someone else suggested with velcro sound even better.

3. A breast pump: If you intend to breastfeed buy a decent manual pump even if you don't think you will want to express. We had real feeding problems in the first few days, and if I hadn't mastered breast pumping would have had to have switched to formula feeding. With the pump we were able to bottle feed using breastmilk until the baby felt strong enough to actually feed from the breast, and I eventually breastfed for a year, which was a source of contentment to all of us. However, at the point when we needed the pump, we really needed it, and straight away. We used a Philips Avent.


Possibly don't buy:

1. Lots of clothes in "Newborn" or "First size". The famous baby was born a big lad and some of his Newborn clothes never fit him. We also got a lot of Newborn size clothes as presents, some of which were only worn once. If you have a tiny baby you can pop out and buy smaller clothes, but if you have a biggun, large numbers of small clothes just sit on the shelf.

2. A pramsuit that doesn't have integrated and and foot covers. We had one with separate booties and mittens. It was a nightmare to get on the boy, and we essentially never used it. The ones with flaps that allow you to fold the sleeves and legs over hands and feet respectively are sooooo much easier.

3. Baby powder: We still have an entire pot untouched on the shelf.

Good luck to all the expectant parents out there.

Rachel.

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Gwai
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Re powder, I gather that one very much depends on the gender of the baby!

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Keren-Happuch

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Baby powder is incredibly useful for getting sand off your feet after you've been to the beach, so it's worth hanging on to - it will come in handy eventually... [Biased]

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Yerevan
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Rachel's advice works well for most babies, but they're all different. Mine hates slings and swaddling (and anything else which restricted his ability to wriggle around or see what's going on). He's very smiley and sociable but quite 'independent'.
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Jigsaw
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quote:
Originally posted by Keren-Happuch:
Baby powder is incredibly useful for getting sand off your feet after you've been to the beach, so it's worth hanging on to - it will come in handy eventually... [Biased]

Oh, I wish I'd known that 20 years or more ago....

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Jemima the 9th
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Ahem. A rather cautious bumpety-bump.
I'm much more a lurker than a poster, so this feels a little cheeky, but never mind! [Smile] Child C is due on June 9th. I've been far too busy working and looking after children A&B to give it any thought until now, but the "Oh my word, I'm going to have a baby" realisation appears to be sinking in. With an equal mixture of joy, excitement and panic.

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Gwai
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I'll race ya! Okay, no, not really [Biased] , but with the boy due June 14th, It's certainly been a big topic in my mind too. The girl is pretty psyched about being a big sister now, but we'll see what she thinks in a few weeks.

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Loquacious beachcomber
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quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
I'll race ya! Okay, no, not really [Biased] , but with the boy due June 14th, It's certainly been a big topic in my mind too. The girl is pretty psyched about being a big sister now, but we'll see what she thinks in a few weeks.

Remembering from a blessed event in our family:
Mommeee! He's noisy and he's smelly and he's always in the way!
Put him back in your tummy and leave him there!


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Jemima the 9th
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quote:
Originally posted by Gwai:
I'll race ya! Okay, no, not really [Biased] , but with the boy due June 14th, It's certainly been a big topic in my mind too. The girl is pretty psyched about being a big sister now, but we'll see what she thinks in a few weeks.

How exciting! I'll join you in a not really race. [Biased] I'd really, really like at least a week of leave before the baby arrives; I'm not in the slightest bit organised and I'd love a bit of time with my feet up.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jemima the 9th:
... Child C is due on June 9th...

What a perfect day for a birthday! [Big Grin]

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Jemima the 9th
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I aim to please! [Big Grin]
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Number two was born two months ago. Second son. Handsome and delightful as he can be. He does have a bad habit of wanting my wife and I to hold him all the time though and screaming if we don't. Makes our life a lot busier, that's for sure.

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Auntie Doris

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Finally! I am very, very happy to announce that PaulW and i are expecting our first baby in December. It has been a tricky first trimester with lots of bleeding and panicking. Hopefully things have settled down somewhat now [Smile]

Auntie Doris x

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Kelly Alves

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[Axe murder] [Big Grin] [Yipee] No words.

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[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]
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Many, many congratulations and much love Auntie Doris and PaulW [Smile] [Yipee] That is such wonderful news!
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Congratulations! Thats brilliant.

Savedbyhim, have you tried a sling?

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Curiosity killed ...

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Congratulations - in the proper place!

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Congratulations Auntie Doris and Paul W! Brilliant news. [Big Grin] [Yipee]
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Jemima the 9th
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Congratulations SBH! I missed that.
And congratulations Auntie Doris & Paul W. Wonderful stuff! [Big Grin] I hope all is plain sailing from here on.

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[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee] For Auntie Doris and PaulW

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Congrat to AUntie D and Paul W. Sooooooo happy!
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Congratulations to Auntie Doris! Wonderful news.

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Wonderful news for you both. [Smile] [Smile]

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Fantatic news!

December babies RULE...

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Congratulations Auntie Doris and Paul W. Wonderful wonderful news! [Yipee]
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Brilliant news - congratulations Auntie D & Paul W
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The winter is a fab time to be heavily pregnant because its cool.
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Dafyd
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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
Finally! I am very, very happy to announce that PaulW and i are expecting our first baby in December.

Hooray. Congratulations and good luck.

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Keren-Happuch

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[Yipee] [Yipee] Congratulations!

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That is such brilliant news! It's made my day! [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

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Fantastic news - congratulations Auntie Doris and PaulW - continued prayers for all 3 of you. [Axe murder]

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Such good news - well done both of you.

And this child has such a lot of honorary aunties, uncles and god-parents already...

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I'm really happy for you both
[Yipee]

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Over the moon for you guys! [Axe murder] [Yipee]
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Auntie Dorris

[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

(Wonderful news!)

With a name like Auntie Dorris I thought you were an old woman like me!

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[Axe murder] [Yipee]

Yay, yay & thrice yay! Absolutely brilliant news! So pleased for you.

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I've already congratulated Auntie Doris on her blog.

If you go to that Blog dated today (29th May) (link in her sig,) you'll find an interesting picture.

Just saying. [Smile]

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Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! I have a big beam on my face and tears in my eyes. I'm so pleased for you. [Yipee]

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Yay! Congrats to all! Hooray babies!

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Big congrats to Auntie Doris and PaulW!! I hope our little shippie-to-be has smooth sailing until launch date.

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Juat addin' my many congrats to Auntie Doris and PaulW!

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Yay Auntie Doris and PaulW! Wonderful news! [Yipee] [Axe murder]

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[Yipee] [Votive] [Yipee]

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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
With a name like Auntie Dorris I thought you were an old woman like me!

She is! [Razz] [Snigger]

Congratulations sweetie! [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

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Lots of congratulations Auntie D. and PaulW. [Yipee]

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