D'ya ever wonder how long the sun will last...?

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Sokmonsta Wed 14-Aug-13 06:58:34

Morning! Since its a sunny day here I thought I'd say sunny hellos. Unless of course anyone else has beat me to it and I've missed the new thread.

Chopstheduck Wed 14-Aug-13 07:06:55

Hey soks!

It's been very sunny here! Hopefully I will bring some back with me at the weekend.

Thanks for the pm smile

rubyrubyruby Wed 14-Aug-13 07:16:00

Thanks Soks x

Sunny here too. I'm going to try hard to keep up on this thread but things are manic here. I do read every single post but then feel bad if I don't respond or comment to everyone!

Soks - enjoy being a SAHM smile
MM - <<wags finger in we're keeping an eye on you way>>
Chops - make the most of your last few days!
Trips - can you book an oct break?
Shabs - sorry its been a tough week x

I still haven't updated on my holiday!
It was fantastic smile

Up t'Norff I wonder 'D'ya ever wonder if they sun will ever appear!!!' grin

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Wed 14-Aug-13 07:18:24

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Sokmonsta Wed 14-Aug-13 07:19:55

Oh Shabs! We've had a couple of overcast days. Woke up today to a glorious one. Sending sunny vibes your way (but only if you share).

rubyrubyruby Wed 14-Aug-13 07:21:31

I'm debating breakfast in bed
........ or maybe the garden?

When we move I'm going to eat more in the garden and have more baths smile

Actually - what I probably mean is 'eat in the garden more'

Just had a look at our weather forecast - its currently 12 degrees, grey, cloudy and I am debating about putting the heating on!!! So we have dropped roughly 30 degrees since we were in Greece last week!!!!!!! I DID have a lovely suntan grin

Chopstheduck Wed 14-Aug-13 08:32:29

It was 42 in Greece?? shock

It was only 3C higher in Death Valley!

rubyrubyruby Wed 14-Aug-13 08:37:34

Perhaps I should just eat and drink more in the garden and the bath.
Sounds like a good option smile

I'm looking forward to moving - can you tell?

Cheerymum Wed 14-Aug-13 08:41:53

Thanks for the new thread Soks. Am off for a scan this am as on of my twins wasn't growing so well last time. Hoping to come home again, not be kept in for a C section! Bit tense! But the sun is lovely and am looking forward to joining all you multiple mamas sooner or later with actual twins on the outside world rather than the inside!
All being well I'll be on the beach with my dd tomorrow!

Yep Chops shock I remember the day well LOL - 1st August I woke up very early. Went out of the apartment door and was instantly sweating LOL. Our average temperature was in the high 30's and it hardly changes at night. Sun is up about 5 and doesn't go down until at least 9pm. Was so hot but wonderful. I know it is hot when the staff and locals are sweating!!! When it got to around lunch time everybody was trying to find shade.

We have been to Rhodes the last two weeks in October. It is still around the 70's (thats in old 'money') but they get a lot of rain at night - which means you have to sit in the bar and shelter grin

Luckily we have air conditioning in the apartment.

MultipleMama Wed 14-Aug-13 10:37:55

Ruby - <<bottom lips wobbles>>
Sok - Hope Josh is okay! Hope the sun lasts too!
Shabs - I miss being up t'Norff. I miss being around those who speak the same!
Chops - You enjoying your finals days on hol?

Packing my bag and waiting for my dad to pick me up. Want to give my chaos creators big hugs!I want to eat, relax, and sleep in that order!

Weather is lovely here too so may sleep on back deck with my afghan.

MultipleMama Wed 14-Aug-13 10:42:28

I think the newbie on the old threat posted to get on the 1000 post craze and Trips got the ladt word haha!

Oh and Morning, Trips! smile

MN is a weird place!!! Mystery 'last minute' newbie doesn't even have multiples hmm Ah well - nowt as queer as folks!!

MultipleMama Wed 14-Aug-13 11:38:53

She wants to be where the cool kids are haha.

That reminds me... have watched Queer as Folk in a while. I will rectify that tonight!

MultipleMama Wed 14-Aug-13 11:46:26

And OMG I miss hearing the words nowt and owt. I asked the nurse yesterday to 'put t'wood in t'oil' and she looked at me like I was crazy!

... totally random whiney post!

bubby64 Wed 14-Aug-13 12:05:01

Morning All, just popping on to say thanks to Soks for the new thread. Just bought myself mobility buggy off ebay, worked out cheaper than keep hiring one, and, hopefulky, I'll be able to sell it next year when ankle is fully healed. R keeps singing [[ http://m.youtube.com/results?q=stepenwolf&oq=&gs_l= this]] whenever I get on itsmile

bubby64 Wed 14-Aug-13 12:11:02

Try that link again link

triplets Wed 14-Aug-13 12:29:46

Afternoon all.........well I would eat my b/fast and lunch in my lovely garden if it wasn`t for the scaffolders next door...........4 of them in their 20`s, no shirts....all good lookers.....the language! tut tut..............oh if I was only 30 years younger grin

PMSL <<packs her spotty hankie on the end of a stick and heads off darn Sarf>>

triplets Wed 14-Aug-13 15:32:04

<<Trips gets out z bed, cleans up her des res shed for Shabs, sends kids up the shop for apple juice and Monster Munch, sorts out spare dressing gown and flip flops as knows her friend will be travelling light>>

LMFWAO......oh aye I always travel light Trips grin

MultipleMama Wed 14-Aug-13 20:41:30

I love, love, love coconut. DH made me some lovely Vegan Carrot Soup with Coconut for dinner, it was heaven in my mouth. And coconut pumpkin pie for dessert. I love my DH when he cooks me food!

rubyrubyruby Wed 14-Aug-13 20:53:53

grin @ 'z bed '

I haven't heard that for years!

triplets Wed 14-Aug-13 23:48:31

z bed.....d`y mean you don`t have one Rubester shock of course now you`ll know them as rollaway as said in the US of A !!
z bed as I type is being jumped upon by noisy 15 yr old friend of dd, in a moment of weakness I agreed to a sleepover!
Was rather hoping for something interesting to read before I lay me down to sleep..............something like Rubesters Wild West Road Trip !

triplets Thu 15-Aug-13 01:18:50

Peace at last..............night all xx

Sokmonsta Thu 15-Aug-13 02:26:40

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rubyrubyruby Thu 15-Aug-13 05:00:05

Urgh! Soks - hope he's ok and sleeping well.

I can't sleep so ........

New York - hot and exciting. We did 3 days mid/up/down town Manhattan. Did all the usual stuff including walking the high-line. Fab hotel with super comfy beds and fantastic bathrooms.
San Fran - cool after NY. Relaxed feel but has it's fair share of crazies! Cycled over the GGB and night tour of Alcatraz.
Yosemite - words cannot describe it.
Big Sur - beautiful and relaxing. We rented an amazing house where we cooked and drank wine to recharge mid-way through our holiday. This was one of my best decisions.
Pismo Beach - DCs swam and amused themselves so DH and I had some time to ourselves. Lovely beach and great sandwiches!
Santa Barbara - I loved Santa Barbara - a real Mediterranean feel.
Palm Springs - hot, great pool, I wasn't keen tbh.
Vegas - busy, busy. It was great to take the DCs and show them as I've talked about it so much but I'm done with it now. I shall not be doing Vegas again.

Best Day: Cycling over GGB - my god how we laughed! 23miles!
Best Experience: HWY1 drive from Carmel to San Luis Obispo.
Best Meal: Santa Barbara.
Funniest: Cycling, our car and the waitress in Yosemite.
Worst: DHs sunburn
Biggest Surprise: Joshua Tree national park and the drive across the Mojave Desert - stunning.
Biggest Regret: not getting to Red Rock Canyon.

DD favourite place was SF
DS2 Yosemite
DS3 Las Vegas

Any questions ? grin

triplets Thu 15-Aug-13 07:49:43

Morning! Thank you Rubes, hope you are still zzzzzzzz btw!
Interesting you weren`t fussed with Palm Springs, we weren`t either. The Joshua Tree NP is just too fantastic for words isn`t it, we saw our first real road runner there! We were in Santa Barbara in 93, yes very Italian feel about it. I would love to do NY, its on my hit list and time is marching on! I guess for me the highlights will always be the NParks, Yosemite (been three times, awesome in the Spring with the waterfalls after the snow), Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Death Valley and for the drive Highway 1. San Fran I do love as a starting point as there is so much to see and do, though we have never yet done Alcatraz. America is an adventure, I love seeking out the crazy quirky places.............I need to return! So glad you had such a good time!

triplets Thu 15-Aug-13 07:50:56

btw interested in the house on Big Sur, where did you find it?

Morning girls xx

rubyrubyruby Thu 15-Aug-13 09:47:05

I found it by googling but it's on tripadvisor.

www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g240329-d2190472-Big_Sur_Ocean_View_1_3_Bed_Custom_Home-Big_Sur_California.html

It was a risk but all reviews were fantastic

MultipleMama Thu 15-Aug-13 10:42:22

Sok - oh no! Hope he feels better today, poor little mite.

Ruby - I'm so very envy envy. Sounds like you had a great time.

Today shall be spent online shopping for when we move and putting them in my save list! Haha. DH made me B&B before work and dad had all the DC dressed and fed and had planned on taking them out but they had other ideas. They've taken over my bed to play. smile

MultipleMama Thu 15-Aug-13 18:36:57

Can't believe my father and I share the same name as that pompus, homophobic prat of a president! Urgh, it just infuriates me. The smug, hypercritical asswipe! I have a mind to wear a bright rainbow t-shirt that may brother likes meat as I walk through the bloody Russian airport. My brother and DH have the right to put their penis' wherever they bloody want to! <<takes deep breaths>>

... My father should have never told me about the news. Okay, I'm going to stuff my face with rainbow drops and parma violets before relaxing with my beautiful babies.

Hope everyone had a lovely day!

triplets Thu 15-Aug-13 19:06:14

Just in from an exciting day river fishing with the boys hmm beats a cruise hands down..............sob sob.........
Mama what on earth is going on, what have I missed?

?????? Was just thinking the same Trips PMSL

bubby64 Thu 15-Aug-13 20:05:15

Mamas post i think was about Russia being against gays competing in the next winter olympics, they are now backpedaling furiously.
Rubes - sounds an absolutely brilliant holiday.
Trips - have you survived the sleepover?
Soks - poor little josh, hope he is better soon.smile at hosing down the seat.
Shabs - you are also welcome here, sunshine most days of the holidays so far, even today, it was overcaste at times but still muggy and warm.
Mama - I made butternut squash, carrot and cinnimon soup yesterday, delish!

Spent today at Pleasurewood Hills theme park, using the tickets I won, obviously not as extreme as Alton Towers, but good all the same. Set off at 8.30, got there for opening at ten. Boys had a good time again, and , as we took picnic and own drinks, we didn't spend too much cash. Now boys are getting ready for their Young Farmers weekend youth camp starting tomorrow, then we have the NATS next weekend (big 4 day american care meet which is only up the road at Ipswich) We camp there, and enjoy the whole thing, including lots of live entertainment. Busy, busy busy, tbh, we haven't had time to fit in a "proper" holiday this year, with all the bits and pieces we have done. wink

Sokmonsta Thu 15-Aug-13 20:06:01

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MultipleMama Thu 15-Aug-13 22:37:30

Trips - How was the sleepover do you still have your sanity? :D
Bubby - Sounds busy! Glad you all enjoyed yourselves! That soup sounds lovely. Have you the recipe?
Evening, Shabs!
Sok - That's bloody wonderful news! She'll be toddling about in no time! Hope Josh has a much better day tomorrow! I hope lady can off you and James some support xx

I'm talking about the Russian president. He just annoys me. You can protest or even express your support about LGBT without consequences. He stops Russian children being adopted to foreign gay couples. He also blames gay people for high mortality rates and divorce. And hearing about the olympics just pissed me off. Haha.

No getting arrested, I promise. I'm on my best behaviour. My brother would kick my ass.

Goodnight, ladies xx

triplets Thu 15-Aug-13 22:45:25

Clever girl Jennifer smile
Mama please calm down and do be careful what you say this is a family thread wink and you are supposed to be resting <<wags finger>>
Bubbs, we have done nothing this holiday, feels like a waste of the summer esp as dh has had such a rotten time health wise and is now really well. Trouble is with three teens they either want to lie in bed all day or be out with their mates! Dh has appts coming up we need to get out of the way and if all is well we might try and do something nice for Christmas. He has a ct scan to check for cancer next Tues, a blood test on Weds and now the gp is concerned about the shaking(tremor) in his left hand. Its been since the last surgery and has become very noticeable, he is sending him for a brain scan...........more worry. Hopefully all will be well, if it is then he won`t have any appts until next March..............so we might be able to risk booking something nice. Not much else to report........all quiet on the Western Front!!

MultipleMama Thu 15-Aug-13 23:39:42

I'm praying it's all Good news for your DH. I'm sorry, I'll have DH wash my potty mouth with soap! ;) I'm resting, I swear. I've been in bed all day only moving to shower, toilet and put dc to bed.

Sokmonsta Fri 16-Aug-13 01:52:18

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Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Fri 16-Aug-13 07:09:57

Morning. grin

rubyrubyruby Fri 16-Aug-13 08:06:27

Morning

<<clocks in>>

Sokmonsta Fri 16-Aug-13 08:25:34

My sun has gone and been replaced with rain!

This isn't an altogether bad thing as I've managed to get the cucumbers sorted and trimmed the leaves round the courgettes, plus ported the basil outside that's been sitting on my kitchen windowsill for a couple of weeks. Plus the grass could do with a drink. So hopefully the rain will do them all some good and it will be drier tomorrow.

triplets Fri 16-Aug-13 14:49:52

Cloudy damp here and rain forecast all w/end......how lovely. Feeling soooooooo bored, just cleaned bathroom and downstairs loo, my life is just too exciting...........

MultipleMama Fri 16-Aug-13 14:50:15

Afternoon, ladies.

Sok, I haven't tended to my veggie in a while. DH says 4 cucumbers have grown massive and my lettuces have started to curl smile

Managed to pack a medium suitcase for the twins, today. I've decided to take just the single stroller (a friend's bugaboo bee) and the Boba 3G for travel and layover. I'm quite excited smile

Hope you ladies are having a good day.

triplets Fri 16-Aug-13 23:21:31

Awful quiet...........BOO..........grin

triplets Sat 17-Aug-13 07:42:09

WAKEY WAKEY grin

Sokmonsta Sat 17-Aug-13 08:16:22

It's morning time! (Announced beautifully at 6am by a very bouncy 3 year old). I am feeling somewhat curmudgeonly this morning as I have a headache and want to be in bed sleeping it off. But dh is asleep still and the dc are awake.

Mama. I am sure you will have beautiful marrows soon wink

Am off out with friends tonight - dh and I. Together! My sister is bringing her youngest to ours to babysit as her eldest two are at their dad's (same dad. He just can't be trusted with the youngest's allergies). Looking forward to seeing everyone. One of my friends is pregnant, due on her birthday so might not see her much for the next few months.

Morning girls xx

A text from Virginmedia woke me up at 5.30am........angry

MultipleMama Sat 17-Aug-13 15:05:49

Morning, loud giggles woke me up this morning. The eldest 2 had climbed into the cot and were playing games with the twins.

Doing nothing but relaxing in family room smile

Hope everyone has a good day smile

triplets Sat 17-Aug-13 17:11:38

God I`m bored...............

Chopstheduck Sat 17-Aug-13 17:14:22

I'm BACK!!!! grin

triplets Sat 17-Aug-13 17:18:19

How de doo dee Chopster! Can`t wait for your travel report smile
Welcome backsmile

rubyrubyruby Sat 17-Aug-13 17:22:40

Welcome home Chops x

bubby64 Sat 17-Aug-13 17:26:31

Boys at camp, so we had a lie in, isn't it funny, we are child free and have been at a loose end as to what to doconfused . In the end we went out for a pub lunch, and have got a ready meal curry for tea, with a bottle of wine, hired a film, and even go popcorn! Parents night ingrin grin

Its rained here for the past 8 hours and I dont mean just drizzly bits of the wet stuff - I mean RAINED - pouring down and cold. I have sat here on my fat bum and moaned to anybody who would listen - <<whispers.....I want to go back to Venezia>>

triplets Sat 17-Aug-13 18:05:39

Now have large Dubonnet in handgrin

ps. still bored!

triplets Sat 17-Aug-13 23:55:47

I am really tired................someone is having a party, boom boom boom music outside grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

MultipleMama Sun 18-Aug-13 07:38:52

Good morning!

I was attacked by children at 5am this morning! So I did the only thing I could do... make them jump on DH and then DF until they were awake too.

There were 3 sane zombies sitting on bed... and if 1 female zombie should accidentally sleep... they'll be 2 sane zombies looking after kids!

I want to sleep but the twins have decided to be extra clingy, hungry and cranky.

triplets Sun 18-Aug-13 08:35:17

Good morning.............the sun has got its hat on smile

Sokmonsta Sun 18-Aug-13 09:22:15

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Morning girls xx

Dan & Emmas first wedding anniversary today grin xx

bubby64 Sun 18-Aug-13 18:00:32

♡♡♡♡♡Happy Anniversary Dan and Emma♡♡♡♡♡♡

triplets Sun 18-Aug-13 23:22:21

wow a year already..........Happy Happy Anniversary to Emma and Dan flowers

sad Tom just said 'Next year by the time YOU go to Faliraki I will be 17....I dont want to go with my Mam & Dad next year.....I know this is ridiculous but I just had a cry. Dont want to go without him. In fact Im NOT going without him. Bloody hell I hate the fact that kids grow up. I need to win a sizeable amount on the lottery so that me, DK, Tom, Dan, Em & Lew can go together. He is on his PC talking to his friends and Im in the living room on the laptop.....crying into my bloody hankie. Too hard to explain to him how much I miss his brothers and the fact that my eldest is a husband and dad.....and how I want him to be 5 years old again. Stuffin' hate getting older. xxxxx

triplets Mon 19-Aug-13 00:01:43

<<wraps her dearest friend in her arms and understands>>
Oh Shabs..............this is all about letting go, letting go to grow up knowing there will be no more. I felt I lost all my three this summer, this summer I wanted us to make the most of because of dh`s health. Yet we have done nothing as they simply do not want to do things with us, even down to going for a walk with me. It sad and it hurts. Because you and I have known the ultimate cost of letting go we want to hang on to these children now..............but we can`t keep them on reigns. I sometimes feel that they are moving on and I am standing still............does an of this make sense? xx

Morning girls xx

Makes total sense Trips. sad xx

MultipleMama Mon 19-Aug-13 06:13:27

<<Gives Trips and Shabs hugs!>> I have no idea how I'll let them go. I get upset when K says, "no mama, I do it. I'm a big boy now."

Even though you're letting ago just remember you made it possible for them to be independent and have their own lives because you raised them and loved them enough to give them the freedom to be themselves.

Sok - Hope Josh and Jen are feeling better today.

Why are my kids early risers this week?! I just want to sleep! Twins woke up 8 times last night and finally passed out in our bed at 4am. K & A came bursting in at 4.30am wanting to play outside... they knonked back to sleep at 5.30am in the twins' cot - no idea how they managed to fit in and be comfy!

Currently watching DH dress for work like a sneak trying not to wake them up. Gunna try and catch a few more winks!

MultipleMama Mon 19-Aug-13 15:57:01

Done the last family shop before I go away on Saturday as DH will not have time during the weeks. 3 trolleys full but on budget DH set! Proud of myself

Sokmonsta Mon 19-Aug-13 21:24:03

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triplets Mon 19-Aug-13 23:24:01

Evening all........dragged the boys out today, went fishing again. Lovely lake, teeming with wildlife, hot and sunny, lovely pic-nic and who caught the first big fish..................da da da da......moi!! Dd refused to come, so she spent the whole day in her room..............her choice. Now worried as Molly my cat has not come home all day which is totally out of character for her. It was this time last year her brother Ollie was killed in the road sad Up and out early tomorrow, dh has a ct scan to check cancer. Mama how long will you be away?

MultipleMama Tue 20-Aug-13 00:27:27

Sok - Glad to hear they're doing better. Sounds like you had a great day although shit news about the school not helping.

Trips - Fingers crossed the scan goes well and is good news! Sounds like you had a great day too!

I got 24th August - 20th September so roughly 4 weeks. Got all the twins packed. Just me now.

Twins having another rough night. Just finished the 4th feed of the night and poor DH currently has both twins snuggled into his neck and Dieter is making "feeding" noises and sucking DH's. He hasn't a clue whether to disloge and move them or stay completely still.

It's hilarious to watch. However, I'm going to sleep and leave DH to figure it out. Am I evil? Haha.

triplets Tue 20-Aug-13 06:22:42

Morning............can`t sleep. Woke up at 5.30am with bird noise outside my window, looked out to see approx 50 magpies in the road, must have been insects there or something, really bizarre sight. Also feeling slightly sick and its because I am worried about Molly, can`t bear to go through what we did with Ollie last year. She never wanders, I so love that little cat. Going to be a long day.

Morning girls xx

Hope Molly soon comes home Trips xxx

Chopstheduck Tue 20-Aug-13 07:07:21

morning girls xx

hope Mollie comes home soon, trips. And good luck to dh.

soks, it really is a nightmare isn't it! Hope you get somewhere with them soon. Can no-one else provide the imput?

I am sooo sleepy. After such a busy holiday, then a busy weekend, then yesterday doing a ton of laundry, 3 hours ironing, faffing around making pulled pork tacos, and then going for a run, I can barely keep my eyes open by 8! Thank god it is a bank holiday weekend coming up, hopefully can catch up a bit. I think the twins are still tired too, both have been stroppy.

triplets Tue 20-Aug-13 07:21:21

smile she has just come insmile phew..........stupid I know, but we all love her. H up having early b/fast before scan.............

Chopster need an update on your hols pls!

MultipleMama Tue 20-Aug-13 07:41:00

Trip - I'm happy Molly is back! I can't bare the thought of an animal alone or worse hurt and alone.

Chops - Being the hypocrite I am; find time to put your feet up! I miss exercise strangely sad

My kids are relentless and horrible to their mama! Storming into bedroom at 5am dressed in PJs, wellies and coats wanting to, once again, play outside. By this point A's mini tantrum and being told no woke up the twins who had only fallen to sleep at 4.15am.

DH wasn't best pleased and went to work with a face like a sourpuss. I am now sat outside wrapped in a blanket and a parker coat while K and A play. DF is inside with two cranky, tried twins.

Chopstheduck Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:35

aww mama! Will they nap later?

Glad Mollie is back! gringrin

I'm jsut now uploading some pics to FB, and then will try to write a report! smile

rubyrubyruby Tue 20-Aug-13 07:59:57

Glad Molly's back! Hope DK gets on ok today Trips x

MM - not a great start to the day eh? Things can only get better.

Soks - angry for you

Shabs xx letting go is hard sad I'm anxious about Thurs.

Chops - it took me a good 5-6 days to recover from my jet lag. What was the best bit?

I'm supposed to be moving in the next week. I've also been promoted at work so have more training coming up. Feel like I'm drowning a bit.
I appear to have majorly pissed off my MIL too which has upset me.

Chopstheduck Tue 20-Aug-13 08:29:57

aww, hope it all settles down soon rubes sad

piccies link! Should be set to public so you don't need FB to view.

Best bit - really hard to choose! I loved the canyon, I think maybe that. Or boys II men in vegas.

Chopstheduck Tue 20-Aug-13 09:07:51

LA - Stayed in Anaheim, but loved Long beach the best and would stay there if we went back. Worst thing was the traffic, which was a nightmare in LA, best bit was hiking up to the Hollywood sign which had spectacular views of LA. Also loved Rodeo drive, though DH didn't let me in ANY shops! Palm springs we only really went to for the outlets and did a ton of shopping grin

We only did Knott's Berry farm out of the parks in the end - lost our vouchers for Universal! I really liked it though, and the lines were a lot more bearable. We also found that the boys were allowed on pretty much every ride, which was great. They loved a ride which was just like Stealth in Thorpe park, which they would have to be 140cms to go on here! We also turned up a whole day late to the baseball, so missed that! But we did end up booking a game in SF. We enjoyed it and out was fun for the experience but it didn't grab us in the same way American football did and we won't go again. DH also did NOT tell me how cold the pacific was! Fecking freezing which i was disappointed with! But the hotel was nice, and we enjoyed late evening swims in the pool.

San Diego I really wash't that fussed with. I loved taking the kids rock pooling and they got within 2 foot of a massive sea lion. We also enjoyed the USS Midway. Gaslamp is all restaurants and not really that atmospheric. I really wanted to go to Tijuana, but dh was too scared!

We went up to Willams via Lake Havasu city which was nice, would have liked to have done a boat ride there. Drove along long dessert roads, bumpy hot and no traffic in sight - dt1 threw up! Drove some of route 66, and saw some of the little towns, Williams is a lovely place, the boys loved the evening shoot out! The canyon was jaw dropping,. I look back at some of the photos and they don't look real! I'd love to have spent longer there and done some hiking. It's be my number one place to go back to in CA. DH was never really an outdoorsy person - scared of wildlife etc, the parks element of the holiday was really me, but he loved them all too in the end.

Vegas was seedy, hot, crowded. The hotels are so big, it took ten minutes to walk from our car to our room. we did a buffet the first night, and it was a 90 minute queue for mediocre food. The Bellagio screwed up our lake view booking and we ended up on the 6th floor with a shitty view - still complaining about that one. Considering it was 5 star, it really didn't feel it at all. No coffee, no water, no papers - just money grabbing crappy service. Even got woken in the middle of the night cos some pissheads upstairs had left the tub running - with very little apology. The pool was lovely though, I liked seeing all the lights, and the two shows we saw were fabulous (Boys II men and Ká) I'd go back to Vegas for the shows, but I think I'd maybe stay off the strip.

We then drove towards death valley which was amazing - so barren! I expected to see more traffic in these places, but it was generally very isolated. The changes in scenery and climate were so frequent too, up to 30c in temperature and from dessert to lush forest! Yosemite was another place that we could really have done with more time to explore, it was very much a whistle stop tour and dh was disappointed he didn't get to see any bears! I'd like to go back in Spring, since the falls were all dry.

Had the most interesting stay of the holiday after that - a motel somehow rated 3* but very run down, couple next door had a big barny on and off all evening in spanish (mexican spanish is so much harder to understand!), which resulted in a state trooper hammering on our door at 5 in the morning! He wasn't the worst sight to wake up to though winkgrin He'd got the wrong door, but after that we heard the whole thing going on again, and the guy getting arrested.

Took DH to San Jose to see Apple's HQ <rolleyes> then headed down the coast a bit to Big Sur - some amazing views, best bit was the waterfall falling on to the beach. We went down to Pfeiffer beach, absolutely beautiful, but so dangerous. We didn't realize just how bad it was until we headed back to the car and saw a memorial on a tree for a girl who had been swept out while only paddling - very sad.

Last stop - San Francisco! Hotel was one of the best of our stay, with free wine and cheese in the afternoons and a huge room with a little kitchenette, and a big bathroom with spa tub. (I was won over with the wine! wink) We were very tired at this point though, and the hills were a killer! We were close to union square, but a 2 mile walk to fisherman's wharf. I think next time I'd stay on the outskirts and drive to places. We ditched the car on arrival but ended up getting a car on day 3, to get to a few places and drive back to the airport.

We really wanted to do the bike ride, but it would have been nearly a full day, so we got a trolley down to the wharf and started walking towards the bridge. It didn't look far on the map - but a two hour walk for a jaw dropping view of FOG!! If we hadn't have laughed, we'd have cried! We did manage to see it at one point though, and I drove over it. Alcatraz night tour was brilliant and the boys loved it. They are fascinated by Frank Morris and one of the talks was all about his escape. I think the boys loved SF best.

All in all, it was what my mum calls a 'microwave' holiday, a non stop rushed tour, but we saw so much. It was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime, but now I want to go back and spend longer at my favorite bits! Hike the Canyon, bike the bridge, stay in Yosemite. Better start saving!!

rubyrubyruby Tue 20-Aug-13 09:30:32

I didn't know Pfeiffer Beach was dangerous Chops!
We spent quite a while there but think we only paddled. We brought home some purple sand.

We were lucky in San Fran as it was clear. Cycling GGB was great but my DC are older - it would have been a bit scary with younger ones!

Chopstheduck Tue 20-Aug-13 09:43:39

the purple sand was very pretty! The girl drowned along with her mother and grandmother, she was only paddling too. sad Apparently the sea is so powerful it just sweeps the sand out from under your feet. We paddled too, the tree was facing you as you walk back to the car park, so not really noticeable until you go back.

It looked like cycle paths most of the way? We were overtaken by LOTS of bikes. Shay prob would have been a nightmare though, he tends to be overconfident and probably would have belted off!

MultipleMama Tue 20-Aug-13 16:59:59

Lovely photos Chops! Makes me want to go in a few years! Are you planning to go again?

Congrats on your promotion, Rubes! Shame at the bad timing though! Hope you and your MIL sort out whatever seems to have pissed her off!

Today has just been a nightmare. Took an hour of feeding and Kangeroo care to get the twins to nap around 12pm but only lasted half an hour until Dom started wailing. Then Dieter woke sensing his missing brother. So I've done nothing but nurse today. They have done nothing throw fits all day so I got annoyed put them in pushchair and told DF to take them out for a bit. The oldest have been great and were content playing outside all day apparently they didn't want to play with me because I don't play properly and only dada can be the Prince...

I'm hungry....

rubyrubyruby Tue 20-Aug-13 21:04:29

We cycled from Union Square so through the city was busy. The problem was the actual bridge. The path was only open one side and it was a shared bike and pedestrian way and some of the oncoming bikes were going very fast! it was ok coming back as later in the day they opened the other side for bikes only.

bubby64 Tue 20-Aug-13 22:50:15

Trip sounds awesome Chops.
Mama- hope they let you get some rest, 20th Sept will be here before you know itwink
Soks - Glad the 2 little Js are better, so stupid about the school, if they wanted a report, why didn't they ask for one in term time????
((((Shabs & Trips)))) it must be hard, although, atm, J is being such a stroppy little git, I would give anything for him to stay in his room and out of everyones waysad sad He has called his father and me some disgusting names, shouting and screaming at the top of his voice "Don't touch/hurt me!" when we are not even near him, and attacking M just for being in the same room as him, and today it all because a) i asked him to come off my laptop and tidy some of his stuff away, and b) he didnt want to eat the lasagne i had made for tea, and wanted me to cook him something different, which i refused to do, especially as I had already made a special one for him and M with no mushrooms or peppers in angry angry.
Our nasty neighbours must be loving it!sad
Now R is in a right mood, and had been taking it out on me, saying "why can't you control him?" and saying he really hates his own son for how he is behaving, and is going to leave and declare bankrupt so he doesn't have to pay child supportsad sad.
I know he won't do that, but its so hurtful him saying it, I also know that Js temper tantrums, tho extreme at times, are partly due to his age etc. The problem is, since the debacle earlier this year, we are pussyfooting around him, worried about any disciplinary actions especially when he screams out like he has been doing. We have removed xbox, phone, tv, stopped money, and none of it seems to work, and although I can order him up to his room, I can no longer physically make him go.sad

bubby64 Tue 20-Aug-13 22:53:10

Sorry Rubes- forgot to say congratulations on the promotion, and hope you sort the problem with MiL soon, whenever you find out what she has got her knickers in a twist aboutsmile

MultipleMama Wed 21-Aug-13 00:31:59

Bubby - ((hugs!)) This must be so stressful for you being in the crossfire and being hurt yourself. And that was an awful thing for him to say even if he was angry!

Finally settled the twins an hour ago after 2 hours of nursing and kangaroo with DH. Dieter is fighting sleep but he'a plastered himself against sleeping Dom so hoping his brother's breathing lulls him off.

K & A settled great. So glad they go to bed willingly and on time.

Morning girls xx

Bubby - we have had plenty of times like that in our house. sad its bloody awful - I hope you can find a way 'through' it all xx

Chopstheduck Wed 21-Aug-13 07:13:25

rubes, you cycled from Union Sq?! shock Blimey!! I cycle in London sometimes, but wouldn't fancy downtown SF, too scared of the trolleys! Our hotel was near Union sq and we walked from that way a couple of times, up and down over Russian hill - knackering!

Didn't realise the change of job was a promotion - well done! grin

bubby - sad Do hope J settles down soon. You dh really isn;t being very supportive, he needs a kick up the bum too!

mama, originally it was going to probably be a one off, which is why we squeezed in so much, but now I really do want to go back again! Though next time I want to just take the older two away. My parents won't have the twins - they can't cope with dt2. -- think a very bright, tasmanian devil! I'm thinking PGL for the younger two and take the older two to New York next. Won;t probably be til at least 2015 though, we need to save. Next year we are considering Amsterdam with my parents and all the kids.

triplets Wed 21-Aug-13 08:29:09

Morning all and thank you Chop for the report and awesome pics.....oh I have to go back, we have been 4 times, the last one was a 4week trip and I would do it all again tomorrow it is such an adventure! Did I see you had rain in Williams shock he streets looked wet. The big guy in your photo with the boys was the same guy my kids had their photo taken with too in 2007!! I am so glad you loved the parks, for me they are just the most amazing places on earth. Everyone should see the Grand Canyon...............I want to see all the canyon lands and I want to see Yellowstone..........now you have me dreaming...............

Rubes congrats on your well earned promotion, family tiffs are horrid I hope it gets sorted xx

Morning Shabs me awd mucker smile

rubyrubyruby Wed 21-Aug-13 08:29:10

Bubby - I'm sorry love. It is a difficult age and your DH does need to be supportive but I know he has problems of his own xxx

Chops - yes! We headed directly out to the wharf and then right round to the bridge. Our hotel did free bike hire. It was fine - but then it is my job so I knew what I was doing smile

rubyrubyruby Wed 21-Aug-13 08:30:46

Thanks for MIL support. I hate upsetting her but need to learn that whatever we do - its never enough.

My Mam & Dads 59th wedding anniversary today smile

Chopstheduck Wed 21-Aug-13 08:43:12

trips, yeah rained for about 15 minutes while we were watching the show, only rain we had all holiday! It was still very warm, so didn't bother us in the least. Can't believe it was the same bloke - what a coincidence!!

I'd love to go to Yellowstone too, did you see that documentary a while back where they covered the changing seasons? It was brilliant, I think they did one on Yellowstone and one on Yosemite at some point too. I'd love to hike down the canyon, but I don't think dh would cope! he moaned enough about the hills in SF.

wow rubes, free bike hire, that's good! We were going to hire for a couple of hours, but they only do kids for the whole day, and we didn't have a whole day to spare.

triplets Wed 21-Aug-13 09:02:58

smile Happy Anniversary to Mr and Mrs Harry smile

MultipleMama Wed 21-Aug-13 12:58:44

Happy Anniversary!

About to take the twins swimming. I'm foregoing the double rubber ring and venturing into the world of swim vests! So glad our centre has a baby pool in a closed off area so it's quieter. The boys really hate the loud noises.

bubby64 Wed 21-Aug-13 13:40:17

Thanks for the support Girlies. DH was still awake when I finally went up at 1am, he had been stewing over what he said and apologised, we lay together and tried to work out a strategic plan on dealing with J, was also apologetic this morning, but he didn't seem too sincere, as he had that smug look on his face that we are becoming all to familiar with lately. I hate this age, and can't wait for them to get a little older, but I understand that when they do, I will be in the same boat as Shabs and Trips, wishing thry were little againsad

triplets Wed 21-Aug-13 14:35:14

How old are the boys Bubbs? God the kids today are such a diff ball game to my first time round with Matthew. I blame a lot of it on technology! They all stay in more, gaming/texting its the way it is. I literally threw James out today, Thomas does at least get out 3/4 times a week but J will sit all day watching tv etc. They want a friend to sleep over tonight so the agreement was to go to the local pool this pm. I am just going out to stock up on crisps etc for tonight as he cupboards are bare, yet I spent £120 in Tesco y/day!

Chopstheduck Wed 21-Aug-13 18:04:36

aww bubby, glad you managed to talk things over at least x

how did swimming go, mama? I took my four this afternoon, was fun!

trips, i think u right about the technology. I dunno if my lot are still tired from hols, but I practically had to force them out the door this morning for some peace!

MultipleMama Wed 21-Aug-13 20:40:14

Chops, Trips, Bubby - I have all this to come!

Swimming was great even dare I say more relaxing than at home. First time in a few days that the boys hadn't cried at the slightest thing. The vests are tricky to get used to but the boys found it hilarious when the other went under water. Dieter even started kicking his legs with his face in the water so I have a sneaky feeling he may be the first one to swim.

I now have two worn out twins in their cot without the fuss of the past too days. Hope it lasts!

triplets Wed 21-Aug-13 23:27:56

Well I wish mine were worn out! Came home from the pool at 6pm, dumped their wet gear and went to the park. Back at 7 for supper, back to the park until 9.30pm..............now having late night snacks whilst on the x-box..............I maybe up a while ...........

MultipleMama Thu 22-Aug-13 02:42:26

Sounds like a fun but tiring day, Trips!

A miracle has happened! Twins slept from 6.30pm - 2am straight! Granted they were dream fed at 8pm like usual but still! Currently DH is singing a bit of Iron Maiden after 20mins of feeding, it seems to be settling them. Fingers crossed.

Chopstheduck Thu 22-Aug-13 07:16:35

ooh that's good mama - hope they went back to sleep again! We used to do a dream feed with ours at 10pm, took fecking ages to be able to drop it! I think it does help them get through the night a bit longer though.

Good luck to Tomster, I'm thinking he gets his results today? And anyone else - rubes, do yours have results coming out?

I am still tired, don't know what is the matter with me. I feel like I have no strength left! Hope I feel better by the weekend. I'm supposed to be pole dancing tonight, be lucky if I can get off the ground!

Morning girls xx

Yep its GCSE results day here.

Keep telling Tom EVERYTHING is 'fixable' if he doesn't get the results he needs. Thats the one good thing about being a teenager these days. If we failed our O levels it was......tough!!! No luxury of re-sits for us!!!

Chopstheduck Thu 22-Aug-13 07:31:06

I'm sure he will have done brilliantly, he deserves it! Keeping everything crossed for him x

triplets Thu 22-Aug-13 07:54:32

GOOD LUCK TOM!
Morning girls, chucking it down here, still poor gardens needed it. Well must say it was quieter last night with three boys than two, he can come againsmile

Asked Tom to text me as soon as he got his results....told him one word texts would do. GOOD, OK, NOT GREAT or WE NEED TO SORT THIS MESS OUT!!!.

He just texted VERY GOOD.

Massive relief xxx

rubyrubyruby Thu 22-Aug-13 10:22:41

Great Shabs xx well done Tom

DS left an hour ago and just said he would be home at lunchtime hmm

....... his phone is here.

Chopstheduck Thu 22-Aug-13 10:38:25

that's brilliant shabs grin

hope you hear from ds soon, rubes!

MultipleMama Thu 22-Aug-13 10:41:15

Good luck, Tom!!! I'm sure he'll do brilliantly and like you said; everything is fixable!

Chops, I bet your energy comes wizzing back once you're on that pole. I've decided to try it when I pop out these wiggly beanpoles. The twins were out like a light after 2 Iron Maiden and 1 Misfits song. Who knew that "Die, die, die my darling" would be a great lullaby haha.

Twins are in a much better mood today, I think it was a case of lack of sleep which had a catalyst effect. I think the swimming just completely wore them out and it's what they needed.

I have my last scan in the UK, today. I honestly haven't felt this great since around 13 weeks. I seem to be sleeping and waking up with energy. The unborn twins have been moving a lot more. Excited and anxious smile

Hope you all have a good day!

MultipleMama Thu 22-Aug-13 10:42:30

Just seen the latest. Congrats!! You must be very proud of and for him smile

triplets Thu 22-Aug-13 14:09:51

Well done Tom and well done Shabs......you had a lot to do with it you know smile
This time next year I will be awaiting three lots of results............the way things are going I won`t be holding my breath!

MultipleMama Thu 22-Aug-13 14:31:04

Scan went well. I'm measuring 21cms, Sev's fluids have increased to almost "average" which we're very pleased about.

Sev is head down but Annie is transverse with head up. Gotta rest but do exercise to encourage her to turn and go head down.

They've given me the all clear to go to Russia and enjoy myself smile

rubyrubyruby Thu 22-Aug-13 14:43:43

That's good news MM.

DS is disappointed - grades lower than predicted sad

triplets Thu 22-Aug-13 15:08:12

Good news MM
Oh dear Rubes, is he terribly disappointed?

rubyrubyruby Thu 22-Aug-13 15:12:28

Yes trips sad he cried
but we will pull him through.

I think he's done well but that's not what counts is it?
he is disappointed.

MultipleMama Thu 22-Aug-13 15:16:36

Oh Rubes. Poor thing must be gutted. Is he able to resit them? Does he want to? There's always options but I bet he thinks the worst. Massive hugs to him! X sad

Sokmonsta Thu 22-Aug-13 15:17:09

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They are under so much bloody pressure Rubester. It is all fixable but he wont see it like that for a while yet. Give him a sneaky hug from me please xxx

rubyrubyruby Thu 22-Aug-13 17:20:38

Thanks Shabs x
He's looked at his options but his results interview isn't until next Thurs!

MultipleMama Thu 22-Aug-13 20:00:52

Thanks everyone! We're really happy and I'm so excited about seeing my brother! I think I'm gunna cry all over shoulder and make him uncomfortable!

I bet you can't wait until she's running around destroying the place ;) hope her pain eases up, your little monkey deserves a break smile Hope you can get some help with James because it's unfair on all of you.

Twins are fast on but about to dream feed them. Going to try and pack tonight so that I can spend the day with the kids and explain to them that mama is going away (dreading that part so much!)

bubby64 Thu 22-Aug-13 20:58:21

Funny, yesterday was a day for taking the kids swimming, the boys are 12, almost 13, so I think we have a few more years of tantrums, but I hope they get better sooner rather than laterblush

Shabs - congratulations to Tom, you must be so proud.
Rubes - I know he is disappointed, but, as Shabs and everyone is saying, things can be fixed, he may still get to do the course he wants too, this years exams were so problomatic with all the changes, im sure he will be able to sort things out.
Mama- great news, you must be so relieved.
Soks- glad Jen is getting brave, sorry she is so unsettled

Boys a bit better today, but still squabbling. I came home from work and found the house was a disaster zone, so had a hissy fit myself! 15 mins later, all the plates/dishes/bowls/cups were in the dishwasher, the kitchen surfaces wiped down, the vacuum cleaner was out and the living room looked livable again! As I said, it took me having a hissy fit, but in the end, they did me proudgrin

Also had some sad news last night. My Godmother passed away the previous night, she was 94 and died peacefully in her sleep in her own bed at home, which is a lovely way to go.

MultipleMama Thu 22-Aug-13 21:53:07

Sorry for your loss, Bubby. It's a peaceful way to go though x

Twins woke up a little earlier than usual but went down with little fuss and no nursing thanks to DH's wonderful singing voice. I think the twins have a new bedtime favourite. K & A, again, went to bed without mini tantrums. K woke up asking for cuddles but soon went back to bed after a story.

A peaceful night, I think things are settling into a routine and calming down, I'm hoping my going away doesn't disrupt them too much.

Off to bed, DH wants to watch a movie with me. Goodnight x

Morning girls xx

Sorry to hear your sad news Bubby xxx

rubyrubyruby Fri 23-Aug-13 07:23:10

Morning smile

Sorry for you loss bubby x

Chopstheduck Fri 23-Aug-13 07:31:10

morning girls x

sorry ds didn't get the results he had hoped for, rubes, hope he gets something sorted and feels a bit brighter soon.

bubbs - you should have your hissy fits more often, I'm sure that has worked in the past too! grin Very sorry for your loss though x

soks, that does sound like quite a lot of pain, even with hypermobility. Have they looked at EDS, to see if that might be the cause for her hypermobility? Trying to think what else might help - what about microwave beanies for her to snuggle with where she is sore? There is also a specialist clinic in London run by a pediatrician expert in hms, that I was told about which they discussed referring us to, but decided ds wasn't severe enough for.

DS1 has had to have quite a lot of ibuprofen over the hols, but he manages without paracetamol as well. He is pretty tired atm, rather pale and falling over quite a bit, BUT he did discover that his hms was very useful for climbing! He shot up the hardest part of the climbing wall at BB camp apparently and was the champion. grin

It does get easier as they grow up and learn their limits, but at that age they do tend to push too hard, I was constantly having to pull ds back a bit!

I felt a bit post holiday blueish yesterday, it rained on and off all day, I couldn't get out, and was still feeling drained and tired. Today though, I feel a lot more like myself, and the sun is shining and I'm going to take the kids to Aldershot Lido for the day - big outdoor pool with flumes and diving boards. The kids have never been on diving boards - they are going to love it!

MultipleMama Fri 23-Aug-13 10:43:49

Had a lovely lie in thanks to DF taking the dog a walk with the eldest two who woke up at 6am today. Twins woke at 5am but nursed them back to sleep. Currently tandem feeding them as we speak so we'll be ready to start our day. I plan on taking all leaf hunting at our local woods and then make pictures with them to welcome autumn.

Then we're making a chocolate smash cake as they & DH won't be there for twins birthday in September nor us there for K's. Our tradition is they get their first taste of chocolate on their 1st birthday. So having a family tea party just the 9 of us.

Hope everyone has a lovely day! Hope Jen is feeling better today and those muscles of hers are ache free xx

triplets Fri 23-Aug-13 15:28:19

Mama its a long time to be away from your little ones...........and to miss being tog for birthdayssad Hope they all cope for you.
<<Hug for you Bubby>>
Sunny atm, just going to sit in the garden whilst my LDC bakes........smells divine!

MultipleMama Fri 23-Aug-13 15:52:52

Longest I've gone without holding them in 3 days and that's when I was in the hospital. I'm going to miss them terribly sad but for the sake of the unborn babies I need the break and be 100% and come back with a new attitude and ready for my new crazy life!

I explained to them that mama is going to spend time with Uncle Ivan. They cried a lot but after loads of hugs they calmed down. I promised to call and "video" with them and Uncle Ivan and Uncle Petrov every night. They've seem to accept it but I know tomorrow is going to chaos.

I leave before they wake up, so debating whether to wake them to say goodbye or just go. I haven't told them how long I'm going for only that I'm coming back (bringing Uncle Ivan and Uncle Petrov with me as a surprise)

Tea Party is about to start, so better go.

Trips - Enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy those baked goods! smile

rubyrubyruby Fri 23-Aug-13 17:07:08

I could do with a beer I must say.

Hope every one has a great weekend x

Chopstheduck Fri 23-Aug-13 18:49:08

I had a hissy fit of my own today. In the car and left them to it and walked home,couple of miles of peace and quiet! Bloody ungrateful kids!

Now sitting with pacifying wine! grin

rubyrubyruby Fri 23-Aug-13 18:54:57

grin

Beer plan scuppered. DS wants a lift <<sigh>>

MultipleMama Fri 23-Aug-13 21:17:36

Enjoy your wine, Chops! Hope you get yo have that beer Rubes!

Twins have been dream fed twice and are konked out. About to head into dreamland myself.

Night ladies, next I reply I'll be in Russia! smile

Sokmonsta Fri 23-Aug-13 22:32:06

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triplets Sat 24-Aug-13 08:49:08

Morning ladies, up early making pancakes to fill the boys up as they have a long day. They are doing a fund raising day for the Air Training Corps, James is in the band and Thomas is on official duty as the Mayoress`s Cadet! I am off to the hairdresser then up to join them, just stopped raining supposed to clear by mi-day smile

Morning girls xx

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MultipleMama Sat 24-Aug-13 19:45:46

Evening from Russia, ladies! Flight was un eventful with a delay on both flights. Changing planes was hectic and with only half an hour to spare! Twins behaved perfectly, either nursing, playing, or sleeping. Gave my brother a big hug! Twins were taken from me, bathed and bed only giving me them back to nurse. They're gunna be cranky tomorrow with the time difference but I'm sure their Uncles will look after them :D

It feels so weird being in a Russian speaking household. I feel I'm out of practice but it's so nice to talk and hug my brother & in law. Off to bed, it's 10:45 here and I'm ready for the comfy double bed I spotted earlier!

Night, everyone. Hope you had a great day!

Holiday song

This was the song of the holiday....the one thats played a hundred times a day. I love it so much. It was played all over Faliraki. Wonderful stuff.

MultipleMama Sun 25-Aug-13 07:04:46

What a lovely lie in! Twins woke up cranky as expected but I nursed them and they fell back asleep. Woke up 15 minutes ago to find Ivan and Petrov doing Kangaroo care with the twins on the sofa huddled under blanket, I didn't even here the twins wake up! About to have some fruit for breakfast then I'm going to have a lovely shower before huddling up with my family.

triplets Sun 25-Aug-13 07:28:53

Morning allsmile Don`t know why I put a smiley face when I have felt so fed up................well more bored. This holiday has been too long. Everyone is moping around, dd has hardly surfaced from her room in 4 days, we are all getting grumpy and snappy with each other. Hopefully the sun is back in our corner after 2 day of rain and we can get out. Fun Day y/day was cold and wet!
Shabs I love memories of holiday songs, "aga doo doo doo" Cal D`Or with Matthew xxx

Morning girls xx

I know what you mean about long school holidays Trips. Tom finished school on June 17th hmm and wont go to college until 2nd September....so not that far from 3 months off. He has hardly moved out of the house and Im sick to death of his PS3!!!

triplets Sun 25-Aug-13 17:24:34

Do they all not go in after their gcse`s then, will I have 3 home for 3 months confused

The last GCSE's, in our area, were on 30th June. Most of the kids had finished before then though. Toms last one was 17th June hmm thats when he finished. I suppose every school has different rules??? BUT maybe you will have all 3 home for 3 months LOL. I have never seen my cupboards and fridge/freezer so empty!!

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triplets Sun 25-Aug-13 22:24:29

Aww Socky, I sometimes wish mine were that age again, they were soooo adorable, I loved very minute of it.
I am panicking! Going to Matthews very best friends (Anna) wedding in Surrey on Weds. Just couldn`t find an outfit because I couldn`t find dressy shoes ,seriously! I take an 8-9!! So I gave up and decided to buy a fab top, got one in Monsoon and wear it with white linen palazzo style trousers and flatty shoes. Tried it all on today and the white trousers do nothing for the top! Its a very casual bohemian style wedding. So now off to Canterbury tomorrow, Bank Holiday to hunt for trousers or something else.................dh is going spare as he of course has been organized for weeks. I just hate getting dressed up these days!

triplets Mon 26-Aug-13 07:10:03

Morning smile Lovely to see the sun, supposed to be nice all week. Worrying now about what to wear for this wedding, last chance today!!

MultipleMama Mon 26-Aug-13 07:25:10

My last exam was 22nd June and we didn't need to be in school just go down for our exams and then college was 2nd September. This was 2006. I managed to get a job between school and college. And after a year at college I was pregnant! Doesn't look like it's changed that much in 7 years...

Shabs - I used to love singing Star Trekking on holiday! Lol.

Sok - Hope Jen feels better soon. Let's hope the Dr can help her xx

Russia is great. Currently cuddled on sofa with Petrov and the twins. I'm being looked after well and the twins are in love with Uncle Petrov it made DH jealous over skype last night haha.

I was informed that we're my Grandparents are invading on Thursday. They're coming armed with cooked food and baby gifts. I can't wait to see them and let them hold their grandbabies for the first time!

Today Petrov is taking the twins out for the day so I've pumped and pumped so he's well prepared for their cluster feeding. I will be relaxing at a Spa down the road and then sleeping smile

Hope you're all having a good day! smile

Morning girls xx

bubby64 Mon 26-Aug-13 16:52:47

Hi All
Mama - glad to here you hot there ok and you are being looked after
Shabs/Trips I agree, these holidays seem to be very long, despite the frequent outing etc that we have done.
Rubes- is your DS feeling any more positive yet?
Soks - I also loved the pre toddler/toddler age.
Chops - M still gets aches and pains in his muscles and joints if he over does things, he is a lot better at knowing his limits now, but if he is enjoying something he sometimes forgets.
We have just got back from a weekend away camping at a big local car show.
Very embarrassing start on Friday night, J had a huge temper tantrum at 2am as M's tent had been flooded out, and we had to wake J to get him to move over and share his (double!) bed in the caravan. He screamed and shouted, kicked and punched and was unbelievably nasty, he was so loud we had the site security come round to find out what the disturbance wassad blush It took me nearly 40min to get him to calm down and see he was being completely unreasonable with R fuming in the background knowing if he got involved things would deteriorate even more. R and I wanted to take him home Saturday to stay with our friend, but, unfortunately, her son was ill, so she couldn't take him. His behaviour did get a lot better though, ( he knew he had pushed us to our limits!), so we went on the cruise (all the cars driving a set route, with a lot of people watching and waving) to the seafront, and was not too bad, despite the rain showers, (i had a lovely lunch of fresh seabass), but then the heavens opened!! It poured down all afternoon and into the early evening, and a lot of the site was flooded, a large number of people ended up sleeping in their cars or in the barn complex on site (it was at the county showground). Then a glorious day yesterday with the main show, (luckily the ground was sandy soil, so the lakes drained fairly quickly!), Also there were good live bands Saturday and last night, and a huge disco foam party. (pics on facebook), then a big communal breakfast this morning.
It was nice, but it just seems that we are always on tenterhooks at the moment waiting for J to have his next meltdown. sad

Sokmonsta Mon 26-Aug-13 21:03:32

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MultipleMama Mon 26-Aug-13 21:23:33

Bubby - Sounds like you had a crazy but lovely break.
Sok - Glad to see babies are doing well smile

Twins were totally cranky and fussy today. I felt so sorry for Petrov who seemed worn out when he came home with a passed out Dieter in sling and a screaming Dom in stroller. I just think it's the jet lag and the lack of sleep. Both were asleep by 7pm though and it's now midnight and they've just woke up for their first feed. Tomorrow Ivan is off work so he and Petrov are taking twins swimming so I can sleep more. The Spa was heaven. They even massaged my bump and the spawn loved that! Still not used to talking Russian all the time! Haha.

triplets Mon 26-Aug-13 23:18:35

Mama when will you stop b/f, I have visions of you b/f all 4 in a few weeks time? How is dh coping?

MultipleMama Tue 27-Aug-13 06:24:44

I'll stop b/f when they wean themselves. I love b/f so I don't want to stop and they show no signs of stopping. I want to b/f all 4. We talk to DH and the kids every morning and night ob skype and DH and I call at our bedtime. I think he's coping well, he has my dad there to look after them while he works. He's had a few tantrums of "I want mama" but that goes away when he calls me on skype for them. I think it's me who isn't coping; I miss them like crazy!

Chopstheduck Tue 27-Aug-13 07:15:23

Morning girls x

Hats off to you mama - I do admire women who can extended bf, I coudn't do it! By 6 months I wanted my boobs back! Feeding four will be demanding though, you will have to make sure you get plenty of rest and food.

Do you generally speak russian to the kids at all? DH is Indian and I would have loved to have brought ours up bilingual, but dh couldn't manage to keep up speaking gujarati to ours since I couldn't understand barely a word.

We had a lovely weekend, relaxed for a while, sorted out the garden yesterday. When we moved here, nearly 8 years ago it was planted with about 8 baby trees - it's a constant battle now trying to keep on top of them so they don't take over the whole garden! I am covered with scratches.

Bubby sorry to hear that J has been kicking off too. I saw your pics on facebook and it looked like such a lovely weekend! J sounds more and more like my brother, who is still very sensitive and kicks off at the slightest thing, but he has calmed down a lot now. Seabass sounds gorgeous, one of my favs!

Glad Jen had a better weekend, soks. It will get better x

Trips, hope the ATC fundraiser went well? Next time you are in London, check out Chiltern street. There is a whole bunch of shoe shops catering for up to a size 11!! Prices are mid to high, but some of the shops have the most gorgeous shoes. My favourite is Crispin shoes, I got some ballet pumps there in a Chanel cream and navy style in the softest Italian leather - they are absolutely gorgeous. I was like a child in a sweet shop, so many shoes and they were contemporary and stylish!

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Tue 27-Aug-13 08:32:17

Morning (almost afternoon!)

Chops - I'm hoping to reduce the twins feeds but still feed on demand... I'm thinking of breakfast before morning so they're not wasting food from lack of hunger. 11 months old and still cluster feeding! No idea how it'll work out but we'll figure it out. Worse case scenario; twins switch from breast to b/m in their sippy cups during the day - like they did yesterday.

Kids speak English, Russian and German. My dad speaks Russian constantly around them plus K had tutoring at 3 for a year, plan to do it with other dc. At home we speak both English and Russian so they're fluent in both but sometimes need it said in English to understand and reply in German. Learning them to write them and not confuse the languages is gunna be hard though.

K takes after DH if he's emotional (excited, upset etc) he alternates between German and English when talking. His preschool teachers get so confused!

We have a few trees in our garden and one blocks out the sun so it has to be trimmed. Every time it's trimmed it grows wilder! Do you want to come do my garden? Haha

MultipleMama Tue 27-Aug-13 08:34:06

I meant with speak English and German at home! Urgh, PG brain!

Chopstheduck Tue 27-Aug-13 12:53:59

That is fab mama, I'm sure they will get it all worked out eventually.

And no thank you to the garden! I hate doing ours as it is - 4.5 hours yesterday!

triplets Tue 27-Aug-13 14:23:32

Having a paddy....look ghastly in everything I put on for the wedding tomorrow, dh fed up hearing me say I look fat and old.........aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

MultipleMama Tue 27-Aug-13 19:50:04

Chops - I love gardening usually but just seeing the state of it is killing me especially if I can't to do it sad

Trips - DH hates me when I do that too! You'll find something and I bet you look good in everything! smile

Kids kangaroo'd back to sleep courtesy of Uncle Petrov. My twins don't like me any more because Uncle Ivan and Petrov are spoiling them! And me too! Missing K & A like mad they both had a massive screaming match on skype earlier.

MultipleMama Tue 27-Aug-13 23:46:12

Just heard my brother and Petrov doing the deed. I am scarred for life! The most embarrassing part is were my mouth decided to speak before thinking and asked if they wanted a drink of warm milk after I knocked on their door... I am now laid in bed with my ipod and chocolate horlicks. Just gunna sleep and die and of shame. DH found it hilarious. I'm mortified. <<sigh>>

bubby64 Wed 28-Aug-13 10:36:45

Mamagrin grin grin . But i think i would be embarrassed too. blush I honestly think bf 4 will take so much of your time and energy you would be strughling a bit, so if the current 2 can be weaned a bit more it would help, but soooooo admire you for wanting to trysmile
Trips- im sure you will look wonderful, whatever you wear.
Chops- dh tried to tidy our garden yesterday evening, and whilst doing so decided it would be a good idea to try and burn the heap of hedge clippings our neighbours so kindly left us to deal with. 5mins later he was running for buckets of water, whist I got the hose out, as it was burning out of control and treatening to set our actual hedge and fence alightshock . M had the good sense to go get the fire extinguisher out of the kitchen and the caravan, and we eventually got it out, but a good lesson learnedconfused J however, had yet another meltdown, because we wouldn't let him operate the extinguisher, so made things more difficult by keeping turning the hose offsad .
He is now kicking off again this morning because after all he has done, I am refusing to give him the bus fare and entry fee to go swimming with his mates this pm. I am right in this, aren't I? I have tried everything else, no phone, no xbox, no laptop, they didnt work, but stopping him from going off with his brother and mates to do something fun is the only punishment I can think of which will be effective.

bubby64 Wed 28-Aug-13 10:36:46

Mamagrin grin grin . But i think i would be embarrassed too. blush I honestly think bf 4 will take so much of your time and energy you would be strughling a bit, so if the current 2 can be weaned a bit more it would help, but soooooo admire you for wanting to trysmile
Trips- im sure you will look wonderful, whatever you wear.
Chops- dh tried to tidy our garden yesterday evening, and whilst doing so decided it would be a good idea to try and burn the heap of hedge clippings our neighbours so kindly left us to deal with. 5mins later he was running for buckets of water, whist I got the hose out, as it was burning out of control and treatening to set our actual hedge and fence alightshock . M had the good sense to go get the fire extinguisher out of the kitchen and the caravan, and we eventually got it out, but a good lesson learnedconfused J however, had yet another meltdown, because we wouldn't let him operate the extinguisher, so made things more difficult by keeping turning the hose offsad .
He is now kicking off again this morning because after all he has done, I am refusing to give him the bus fare and entry fee to go swimming with his mates this pm. I am right in this, aren't I? I have tried everything else, no phone, no xbox, no laptop, they didnt work, but stopping him from going off with his brother and mates to do something fun is the only punishment I can think of which will be effective.

bubby64 Wed 28-Aug-13 10:38:40

don't know why pad posted last message twice, Hi Ho, never mindgrin grin

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Wed 28-Aug-13 13:29:04

Bubby - Hoping to slow down their feeds during the day. I've been giving them the sippy cups when they're with Ivan and Petrov and they're not fussed how they get b/m as long as they get it and get it often. Gunna try morning and bed b/f and their trainer cups on night feeds. I'm sure it'll all fall into place smile

Hope your all having a good day smile

Sokmonsta Wed 28-Aug-13 15:17:21

Afternoon. Sunny days are here again.

MultipleMama Wed 28-Aug-13 18:55:42

Bubby - you're in the right. He should realise that bad behaviour has consequences and that you mean business. Must be awful and stressful for you!

Twins are fast asleep after an exhausting day out. My brother was insulted at the park because he and Petrov were hugging the twins in a "group" hug which the twins find hilarious. Sometimes I hate people. My brother laughed it off but Petrov got mad and was ranting when they got home. I spent the day pumping, eating and sleeping!

Evening, Sok. How is Jen today? X

Morning girls xx

Chopstheduck Thu 29-Aug-13 07:26:48

morning girls x

grin @ mama! I think I would have been mortified. Very sad about the park incident though, they sound like such brilliant Uncles too!

Bubby, I'd try whatever works. He does need to learn he can't get away with his strops. And that's why I took all our clippings to the tip! grin I was sorely tempted to try to burn it, but I know I'd set fire to something.

DT1 has been a stroppy little sod the past couple of days. His temper tantrums had calmed right down, but then he has had them two days running. First day he lost his screen time, yest he lost screen time and early to bed. Hoping today he is better! We're off out today to London, dt1 wants to go to the national art gallery so hopefully they will be better behaved. Then I am handing 3 over to dh to bring home and dd and I are hitting the West End! Off to see Mamma Mia.

Took them ice skating earlier this week, I dunno how on earth you managed it pregnant, mama! I've only been a handful of times, and not recently, so I found it really hard at first. dt1 split his chin open, and dt2 got his hand stepped on, causing a lovely flap of skin to be sheared almost off his fingers. Didn't put them off though - they were whizzing around by the end of the session!

Sokmonsta Thu 29-Aug-13 09:09:19

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Every morning Lewis asks me what the MNet Mummys are saying.....Chops he just almost fainted when I told him about the ice skating accidents grin - he hates blood so now I am being asked 'how much blood was there!!'

I truly, truly cannot wait until Monday morning.....Tom off to college and Lew back at school.....I love both of them with all my heart but I am sick of feeding them, sorting out their arguments, picking up all their crap stuff etc etc.

Also sick to the back teeth of pretending to be Natalie Imbruglia to Lews 'Johnny English!!' He loves that film and loves Mr bloody Bean!!! He says the same thing every morning at 7am - 'Andma, you pretend to be Johnny English's girlfriend!!!' Before I know what I am doing I am talking like her and we have to act out stuff from the film. Yes, I know, I am barking mad!!!!!!!!!

triplets Thu 29-Aug-13 12:53:44

I am back! Such a lovely wedding, fab location, and Anna looked stunning. Dk kindly pointed out to me I was the only woman in trousers!! Home an hour and feeling fed up already!

I feel like I know Anna - even though we have never met!! Im glad it was a lovely wedding....you should have taken your trousers off and handed them to DK....and paraded around in your knickers - that would have shut him up grin.

MultipleMama Thu 29-Aug-13 15:10:04

Chops - I've been skating since I was 3 so I've had 20 years of practice! Haha. Make sure when you fall you're hands are in fists not flat (avoids fingers being cut off/ripped!) DS has had a bloody nose and cut gums and ice burns haha. Kids are so resilient!

Sok - Hope your DH feels better, glad to hear Jen is sleeping better! Hope you had a good day!

Shabs - I love Mr Bean and Johnny English especially when he gets the wrong building and mixes up the rings! Has he seen Johnny English reborn?

Trips - Glad the wedding was lovely!!

Petrov is still holding a grudge. I literally had swear at him in Russian of course to get a grip and forget it. He's currently bathing with the twins, I can hear the giggling from here.

My grandparents came today and Grandma could not stop kissing my cheek. She bought the kids toys and trinkets no idea how I'm gunna get them home. My Grandpa is over the moon and very proud that he's having a grandchild named after him. Ivan is no off the hook at providing grandkids now there's 4+ haha.

triplets Thu 29-Aug-13 15:54:50

Shabs put a couple of pics on my profile so you can see my special girl xx

Oh Trips - she is beautiful. Just as I imagined her to look xx

triplets Thu 29-Aug-13 16:52:45

She is Shabs, inside and out, lovely sense of humour too. x

MultipleMama Thu 29-Aug-13 20:50:14

Just wanted to wish everyone a good night.

Twins were really unsettled tonight, had to nurse countless times. I have no idea what Ivan did but they're currently passed out in their bed. I asked them if they wanted to co-sleep tonight. They've agreed. I've pumped loads just in case they have a bad night. I wonder if I'll actually have a whole night sleep for the first time in a year!

triplets Thu 29-Aug-13 23:03:03

Was fed up so have found a very last minute break, off to The Norfolk Broads on Sat for 3 nights. Boys said "yehhhh", dd said "do we have to" and dk said "what for"....................ungrateful lot.

Trips that sounds like a lovely break - I hope the sun shines and you ALL have a great time xx

Morning girls xx

Chopstheduck Fri 30-Aug-13 07:48:00

Morning girls x

thanks for those tips, mama! Told the kids that one. They got off lightly really, the first aid guy was telling us, when we arrived there was an ambulance there, some guy had fallen while doing the conga, and a load of people ploughed into him, and he broke his leg badly - possibly 4 places!

Where I grew up there isn't any ice rinks in the whole county so it was only a couple of years ago that I went for the first time. I love it, but I am rather crap! grin I wanna know how to swear in Russian now!

Shabs - the blood was dripping from his chin! shockgrin Mine loved Mr Bean at that age too. Growing out of it a bit now, very sad!

Trips, that sounds lovely. Family can be ungrateful buggers! I've won a short break to flamingoland and dh is distinctly underwhelmed cos it is up North! Anything north of the m25 seems to scare him a bit! I think cos ONCE he went to Liverpool and it was very rough and the car next to him got their tyres slashed. I'm sure he will enjoy it once he gets there, he wasn't convinced by Devon and then loved it. The kids are very excited cos it has a zoo and theme park and we will stay in a log cabin!

Mamma Mia was brilliant last night, i wanted to dance all night. DD was absolutely beside herself, her face was such a picture when the curtain came up. It was her first west end show, and I think she expected something more like a local theatre production. Took her to a chinese buffet before and a wander round Chinatown and Covent garden. She is obsessed with Japan, so loved it all - there was a lot of Japanese stuff in some of the shops!

bubby64 Fri 30-Aug-13 09:14:02

chops - I loved Mama Mia, I've seen it twice now. As for ice skating, the last time the boys went, M fell and split his eyebrow, he still has thescar ehere it was gluedgrin
Trips- who cares, im sure you looked nice in trouserssmile
soks- I hope youallget some betterrest soon.
mama- you will have to box everything up and send it by post, it would work out cheaper than excess luggage.
shabs- ours dont go back until Thursday!

Well, yesterday was a disaster! Whe had a major fire, and, surprisingly, it was not caused by our smaller blaze in the heap, but, the fireman thinks, by the sun shining on a broken pane of glass in my greenhouse further down the garden. We have completely lost both our sheds, Dhs tools, the boys bikes, all the garden tools, mower, strimmer etc, all the hedge and fence panels, and next doors shed. It has melted part of the conservatory, and we have some cracked windows, but the house and oiltank were saved. The boys were at the neighbours, and had the good sense to run back with her and get the dogs. and the neighbours call the fire brigade. we were very lucky, 5 minute later and we would have lost the house, it all went up so quicklysad sad . I got a call at work, as did dh, and he was home in 10 minutes, just as the firemen got there, i took 20, and could see the smoke from 5 miles awaysad sad sad. I then had a panic, I couldnt think straight to find our insurance details, I had forgotten I had changed providers last year, and i was looking for the wrong company. I have now found everything, it was where it was supposed to be, but in my panic, I had overlooked the documents because they did not match the picture I had of them in my head.confused
What else can go wrong ladies, have we run over and squashed a luck fairy or something sad sad sad

Oh my word Bubby shock you have been so lucky....I know it wont feel like that but my strange brain works overtime when I hear news like that. xxx

Chopstheduck Fri 30-Aug-13 09:54:35

oh Bubby! That sent shivers down my back. Such a horrible thing to have to deal with but at least the house and more importantly your family and pets are ok. Hope it all goes smoothly with the insurance company and it is soon all sorted out.

triplets Fri 30-Aug-13 15:14:53

Bubby............omg how awful and scary...............but thank God you are all safe..............what a nightmare though. Awful how easily these things can happen, thank God for insurance. xx

MultipleMama Fri 30-Aug-13 18:49:11

Trips - They'll wish they weren't so ungrateful when they're older and have to pay for their own holidays! I do hope you all enjoy yourselves though! smile

Chops - Glad you enjoyed last night! Always wanted to see Lion King at the west end. Russian MAT (MN is weird and doesn't recognise my Russian format) is banned in Russian, well certain forms anyway! When I get on my laptop. I'll give Russian swearing 101 haha.

Bubby - Oh, God! Thank god you're all okay! I'm sorry for the damage it's caused but the important thing is that you're okay. Hope the insurance can help!

Despite being child free, I still woke up when they started crying and reached out to sush them and then realise they're not there haha. Twins woke about 3 times last night and according to Ivan awful screamers and greedy feeders! Which is true. I wasn't needed at all last night which made me a little sad but I did sleep better. Had a few braxton hicks tonight so they've agreed to co-sleep with the boys again. I love my family.

bubby64 Fri 30-Aug-13 21:11:36

Thanks for the support, the sound of the boys screaming when they rang me will stay with me forever, I never want to hear that againsad
Loss adjuster coming Monday, but he has already said get quotes for the fence and replacing the oil tank, which are the most important things, as well as the clear up. Its a real mess, but everything can be replaced or repaired.

MultipleMama Fri 30-Aug-13 21:58:41

I think hearing children scream would stick with anyone but you can take solace in knowing your boys are okay!!

Dieter refused the bottle tonight so currently b/f him while Petrov sits with me feeding Dom. Feels strange feeding with Petrov not that it's uncomfortable or awkward but I'm usually b/f both with DH asleep or laid against DH. I've never really had the chance to bond with my BIL due to distance so I'm grateful for this moment, my boys love him. My brother got lucky finding Petrov.

MultipleMama Sat 31-Aug-13 01:16:33

Can't believe Kvothe is 5 years old on Tuesday. It breaks my heart that I'm missing my baby's birthday but I know he'll have a great time. 5! He's growing so quick!

Sokmonsta Sat 31-Aug-13 08:10:23

Morning!

Oh bubs I do hope the clean up is quick for you. ((Hugs))

Chops glad you had a lovely time In London. I did a performing arts course at college which included a two day stay in London to see a couple of shows each year. It was an amazing experience and one I'd love to repeat with dd when she is older. For now I'll settle with taking her to our local tiny theatre.

Mama. It sounds like you and the dc
are being well looked after. Glad you are getting rested.

Morning girls xx

triplets Sat 31-Aug-13 23:04:40

Why am I here? Why do I bother? Why does nothing seem to go right?
Yes, as you can see I am away on a so called break, 3 nights whoopee.
So we leave home at 10am, should have been here by 2pm, traffic hold up meant it was 3.30pm.
Arrived to find the keybox empty, as I only booked it on the pc y/day I had no contact number for the owner.
Luckily next door neighbour had owners number, he phoned her, she lives 100 miles away. She contacted the cleaner who lives locally to come back................it took her 1 hour and 15mins.
3 grumpy kids and 1 grumpy dk
House spacious, but not too clean, dirty cutlery in drawer, patio filthy, fluff under every be etc.
No light in the bathroom, so found spare bulb and had to stand on loo seat to reach the glass shade, only to find it was screwed on. Then ......crack......loo sea cracked right across.
I burst into tears.
dk said I was a bloody idiot to have stood on it.
Found contact number for owner and phoned her and confessed.
She was lovely and said not to worry, would get it all fixed tomorrow and apologized for no key.
5pm felt so stressed so had a nice cup of wine grin
Then Becca wanted a bath, fixed shower screen meant you had to stand in the bath to put the plug in and turn on tap. She did, shower came on, head swivelled round and soaked us and the floor.
Got M&S Chinese for supper, bloody electric oven, no instructions, couldn`t get it to heat up, cursed and moaned asking for help.
Finally dk sorts it after again telling me I`m hopeless.
Eat and clear up.................just like home.
Kids go off for a walk, trawl thru freeview channels and find Grease on film channel.
dk rattles newspaper so I turn it off.
9.30pm he goes to bed...............top floor, room of his own thank God.
Sit and read paper, drop my pen down the sofa, put hand down to get it and something very sharp cuts my finger and it bloody hurts.
Tell kids to leave landing light on on our floor so we can see in the bathroom as it pitch black in there.
I go to the loo, finger dripping and that toss pot upstairs turns our landing light off.

I love holidays.

Sokmonsta Sat 31-Aug-13 23:54:22

Oh trips. When you get back, look at something for just you and bugger off for a few days, leave them all to it.

You know what Trips? Our paths through life have been very similar - except you got triplets and I got Tomster smile

We both know the awful sorrow of the death of a child. When a precious child dies things are NEVER the same. We (if we are lucky enough) have more children and we know how precious life is.....so we do everything we can to make good memories and to make them smile. EXCEPT teenagers dont get IT!! They really dont. They will only know when they become parents the awful road me and you have walked down.

AND as for DKnobsters.....they are totally, totally useless. Oh yes the world revolves around them. Oh dont even get me started on them!!

I am way beyond angry for you. Nobody, unless they have gone through the same, understands how we feel - no pissin' body.

I hope the next couple of days improve. I wish I could win the lottery and take you to Faliraki with me xxxxxxxx

MultipleMama Sun 01-Sep-13 01:13:25

Oh Trips! It just hasn't been your day has it? Ungrateful the bloody lot! Hope you get a decent night's sleep and have a better start tomorrow!

Unable to sleep. I'm missing DH so much, I didn't think being away would be that big of a deal but I miss him so much I ache. I miss our idle chats while in bed and I miss trying to hold back laughter as not to wake the twins when he does his impressions of the kids. I miss the simple touches and kisses to my shoulder as I nurse. I want my husband to cuddle me because these bloody tears keep flowing.

I'm well cared for; I just miss home. Tomorrow it's just me and the twins home alone and I can't wait.

Night everyone.

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Sun 01-Sep-13 11:48:13

Afternoon, ladies x

Sokmonsta Sun 01-Sep-13 12:02:03

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bubby64 Sun 01-Sep-13 15:51:24

Mothing happens in the village normally, now there has been our fire and, last night, a murder!!

Oh my word Bubby - sounds like a typical week in our area!!!

Tom starts college tomorrow.....4 words that fill me with panic. I am happy for him that he has got onto the course he dearly wanted to do. I am so frightened because the college (brand new) is next to the Uni in Bolton town centre. Its so busy in the town centre and I am having ridiculous thoughts about accidents. I need to slap myself hard right across the face. He is excited and a bit nervous. xx

bubby64 Sun 01-Sep-13 18:49:44

I'm sure he will be fine Shabbs, but ican understand your concern, especially with what has happened in the past. He, of course, will probably take it all in his stride.grin

Thanks Bubby - I know he will be fine....have to keep stopping myself from reminding him what he needs for tomorrow LOL. He has given me 'the look' that only a teenager can give, about 1,000 times today grin

bubby64 Sun 01-Sep-13 19:14:11

Soks - Yes, a list is a very good idea, as you always forget to ask all the things you want to find out if you dont have it written down.
Mama - it must be so hard being apart from your little ones, but this break is what you and your babies need to get the best result from the pregnancy.
Trips- hope your day today has been better, and the kids and dk have started behaving themsrlves. I should ask for a discount if i was you, the problems you have gound far outweigh I cracked toilet seat!!
We were meant to be up your way at Yarmouth today for an American Car meet, but the Catalina broke down on the way, the distributer went, we sat waiting for RAC for 2hrs,then, with his help (once he got there, he was really nice and helpful), we limped home, only to find the police conducting door to door interviews because a man had stabbed another in the Close opposite our house early this morning. Still a huge police presence in the village. At least it has changed the focus of the gossip mongers from our fire to the murder.
Chops- hope your weekend was better than ours.blush

bubby64 Sun 01-Sep-13 19:15:32

Shabs- I know that "look" well already!!!grin

MultipleMama Sun 01-Sep-13 20:30:11

Bubby - I'm starting to think you live in Midsummer Murders! Haha. I will never understand the cruelty of some people.

Shabs - I still give my dad that look! Hope his first day goes well! smile

Sok - Hope the GP has some answers for you!

Spent an hour on skype today with hubby and kids. Was great to see their smiling faces it was the boost I needed. The twins had fun with paints, pasta and glue. What is it with babies and wanting to eat glue?! Today was underwear day for the boys and were covered in everything glitter! Have the boys back in my room tonight and I feel so much better hearing them breathe and make noises on a night.

They head to Germany tomorrow with my dad for K's birthday on Tues.

Hope everyone has a lovely day tomorrow xx

Sokmonsta Sun 01-Sep-13 21:35:20

Evening all. Dh is fast becoming dk! It's ok for me to spend £40+ on aftershave for him (in theory as they didn't actually have what he wanted). But a new single buggy for me when the twins are spending alternate times at inlaws isn't. Granted I could likely have got one cheaper on eBay. But I honestly didn't think about it, then had 'you're not earning now' thrown at me. Stuff £400 I paid for his car mot and service last month then.

triplets Sun 01-Sep-13 23:02:53

Evening ladies, its nice to know I`m not alone in the dk stakes! Better day in so much as we have hired a boat for days, bloody expensive! Just wanted to get everybody out of the house, good old fashioned fresh air! Packed a pic-nic and the fishing rod and we chugged off down river. Rebecca was absolutely bored sick, but the rest of us enjoyed it, in fact coming back I was nodding off in the sun! I read reviews on Tripadviser last night and booked a table for dinner tonight as a treat and as I said I am not cooking. Well, not a soul in there, 3 elderly trundled in half way through our meal just for coffee and brandy! Dk got all sulky as I didn't want wine, just a beer, I told him to have wine if he wanted..........no, he sat and nursed a pint then said it was like dishwater! Ok it was only pizzas etc but it was very good, kids had ice creams etc and they all enjoyed it. I tried to get them talking and even got a smile out of Rebeccasmile When the bill came dk looked at it and said it was a waste of money and wasn`t worth it, £67.05p which is what I would expect for 5 of us. Anyway..........guess who was left to pay he bill?? He just sat there looking "mardy" its so bloody hard. Also halfway thru our meal I got a txt from a friends sister asking me to a surprise 40th party, talk about jealous. He really didn`t like it when I txt back and said I would love to come. I need my friends and enjoy their company, men just don`t seem to have friends do they? I am so glad I`m not a man! Soks, poor little Jen, feel like scooping her up and cuddling her xx

Oh Trips - tell him I said to bugger off!!! It took me a while then to find appropriate words LOL.

xxxxxxx

triplets Sun 01-Sep-13 23:36:36

something a little stronger almost rolled off my tongue earlier grin

Good luck to Tom tomorrow Shabs...........another big hurdle xx

grin

Thanks Trips - the beginning of a new era - scary but exciting stuff!!!

triplets Sun 01-Sep-13 23:48:20

doesn't seem 5 mins ago he was running round chasing my boys at Cath and Daves party............yes scary stuff!

Oh my word yes - that seems like it happened this weekend!!!

Told him that he IS coming to Crackerfacky with us next year....probably for the last time....told him he HAS to come because if he doesnt it will mean that I have to talk to DK for 14 bloody days and nights....by myself - and that is wrong in every way.

Tom roared laughing and said he will think about it shock cheeky git - we will be paying for his flight, accommodation AND spending money!!!!!

Chopstheduck Mon 02-Sep-13 07:46:09

wow sounds like everyone has been having very busy weekends!

Ours was very quiet really. I had a hellish Friday, the kids were driving me up the wall, then Ravi managed to drop his nexus onto a £320 glass dvd unit. Luckily the home insurance have paid out for the unit and the nexus was fine - as that wouldn't have been covered! I managed to shoo three of them out to the park, then FOUR returned! I was very glad when dh got home and I could get out for a run.

The weekend was pretty relaxing, though now the shower has gone kaput, just in time for back to school! Not sure how kids are supposed to get all washed before school quickly without a shower. Last day today, then the dts go back to school tomorrow! Party time! Even school runs are going to be a lot easier without ds1, though I don't know what I am going to do about him. He will be getting the bus but he NEEDS regular exercise or his muscle tone plummets and he loses mobility.

Good luck with Jennifer and the dr, hope you get some answers, soks! The pillow pet sounds like a fab idea.

Trips, maybe you should have pushed him OFF the boat! £67 is very reasonable for 5 of you.

Morning girls xx

triplets Mon 02-Sep-13 22:38:30

Rodster.....................ahhhhhhhhhhhh thank you Shabs xx

Well amazingly we have had a lovely day. I dragged the kids out of their beds bright and early, packed a picnic and we set sail by 10.30am and came back at 5pm. Moored up twice so the boys could fish from the boat, caught loads of tiddlers. Dd was happy as her monthly phone contract was paid y/day meaning today she could text again..............she had used up 5000 txts shock and dh sat back and just relaxed whilst the boys steered the boat. He even bought the fish n chips tonight shock
All in bed now, back home tomorrow xx

triplets Mon 02-Sep-13 22:40:54

Shabs, how was Toms first day??

MultipleMama Tue 03-Sep-13 02:08:19

Glad everyone had a lovely day.

Shabs - Hope Tom had a great day!

Looks like the boys are up for the day. Nursed them but all they want to do is move about so I've let them loose on bedroom floor while I try and wake up. 5am is not how I planned this lie in. Oh well. Let's hope they nap after breakfast.

Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL BOY, KVOTHE, WHO'S 5 TODAY!! MAMA LOVES YOU SO MUCH!

MultipleMama Tue 03-Sep-13 04:32:02

Stuffed with food and milk and now passed out on the bed. Mission: Twins to nap is a success. Now, I think I'll nap on the sofa after I finish my peaches on toast! smile

Chopstheduck Tue 03-Sep-13 07:00:53

Morning girls x

Trips that sounds idyllic! Glad you had a better day x

Hope Tom's first day was great, shabs.

Happy birthday Kvothe!! cake

The twins go back to school today! <<happy dancing around the lounge!>>

Sokmonsta Tue 03-Sep-13 07:47:22

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Morning girls xx

Tom loved his first day of college - my purse didn't hmm

MultipleMama Tue 03-Sep-13 20:37:46

Decided to put K in school and take him out when they Christmas break rather than have him home until August. Less stress on me and will help him socialise. He already has the school place (Back up plan) so tomorrow will be his first day in big school. I don't like it, ladies! I want my baby back haha.

Hope you all had a great day.

triplets Tue 03-Sep-13 23:58:19

Hope K had a lovely day smile

So Shabs, are you warning me of things to come x`s 3???

Back home, really didn`t want to leave this morning, sun was so hot, had b/fst watching all the boats going in and out, fed the swans/ducks/geese/kids etc grin

Now I am soooooooooo looking forward to tomorrow, Canterbury Hospital at 10.45am for oral surgery, on hour in the chair...........soup and grapes welcome.................aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

MultipleMama Wed 04-Sep-13 00:29:34

Trips - Glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope all goes smoothly tomorrow smile K had a great day according to his gibberish skype chat. He spent the day in Germany and was spoilt rotten; I also have presents to be shipped home for him and twins. Seems he didn't miss me at all sad

Twins are fed and fighting sleep hopefully they'll fall asleep within the next 10 minutes!

Morning girls xx

Hope today goes well for you Trips. Tom could walk to college - would take him about 30 minutes. I researched into bursarys for help with travel. Right at the bottom of the list for students who can get help it clearly states that if parents are on benefits (which we sadly are) they will pay for one of the weekly bus tickets. On Monday I had to buy him one because he has to apply directly to college for the bursary.

He went to apply yesterday and they hummed and aaaahed and said 'I cant see anywhere in the list where it says help if parents are on benefits!!! Of course Tom has no idea!!! So, another phone call today when they will say 'the student has to apply thereselves!!!'

triplets Wed 04-Sep-13 17:46:51

Oh I am sore..............8 stitches and lots of blood!! Nothing hot or very cold, soft foods, no alcohol for 48 hours, no rinsing for 24 hours................mouth feels disgusting! Oh woe is me...........

Oh my Gawd Trips that sounds awful. Hope you soon feel much better xxx

triplets Wed 04-Sep-13 22:10:10

Still had to cook the dinner, not an ounce of empathy here, should I have expected anything different? It is sore, mouth tastes disgusting. Just dosed up for the night with antibiotics and paracetamol, first morning I have to set my clock, 6.30am! They are going to find it so hard to get up! Night night everyone xx

Night Trips - hope you get a decent sleep. Tom has to be up at 7 and out of the door no later than quarter to 8 - he found it hard the first couple of days. xxx

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Thu 05-Sep-13 07:03:58

Morning ladies xx

Chopstheduck Thu 05-Sep-13 07:05:37

morning girls x

hope you slept well Trips, and your mouth is feeling a little better today. Oral surgery is horrible. I wouldn't have made dinner!

Jack starts senior school today! He looks far too small to be in that blazer! He is tall but very very skinny due to hms, and so to get the length right, it jsut hangs off him! He is very excited though, really looking forward to starting and I think it will do him a lot of good.

dd isn;t back until tomorrow, then I will finally have them all back in school!

MultipleMama Thu 05-Sep-13 07:17:27

K had his first day at school yesterday. I don't know how you ladies do it! DH sent me a picture of him in his uniform and I cried! Why do they have to grow so fast?

Hope Jack has a great day!

Chopstheduck Thu 05-Sep-13 07:26:23

the twins are very hot blooded and never seem to need jumpers, but both have jumpers on this morning. Told ravi it is going to be another hot day, does he really need it? He told me, Yes, he needs it for a goalpost!! Boys! grin

<<curls up in a corner and sobs>>

We have always received child tax credit.....every Thursday, regular as clockwork. None in today!!! I rang in July to tell them he was going to college and they assured me that my payments would continue. Just stood looking at the ATM machine!!

Just rang them - waited for 20 minutes to speak to someone....she said 'the first week they are always a day late and then they revert to the normal payment date.' Well yes thats brilliant and I am grateful, but would have liked a small warning!!

Not a great start to the day. ANYWAY.......how are you feeling this morning Trips? I would imagine worse than yesterday but I hope you are soon 'back up and running.' xxx

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MultipleMama Thu 05-Sep-13 17:32:46

Evening, ladies. How're you feeling Trips? Hope the kids enjoyed school/college!

Twins are passed out have been since 5.30pm, just dream fed them so hopefully they'll sleep longer.

It's supposed to rain today. I hope so, I want to sit on the balcony and watch it. Really starting to miss home although I love the quality time with my brother.

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triplets Thu 05-Sep-13 23:16:19

Hi ladies.............well woke up this morning looking like I had done 5 rounds with Mike Tyson!! Face very puffy, still sore but its stopped bleeding. Had a lovely surprise today though, beautiful bouquet of rose delivered from the owner of the house we have just rented. Said she was so sorry about the key etc, it was me who broke the loo seat!! Good PR!! Well boys said their first day back under the new regime (schools merged) was good, much better...................madam said they have ruined everything and made her take her rubber bracelet off grin

Morning girls xx

Chopstheduck Fri 06-Sep-13 09:22:21

morning girls x

At least it has stopped bleeding, it must be on the mend, trips. The flowers were a lovely gesture! We had that problem once actually, very late on Xmas day when we arrived in Florida after a very long flight with stopover, with very tired and grumpy 2yo twins! We just got grumbled at!

Soks, Jack has always fallen over a lot, and never really blinked at it. Once he fell out of the top bunk aged around 3ish - after the safety side came undone and swung out. He was black and blue down one side, but he had just picked himself up and gone back to bed! I was horrified at the state of him in the morning. He just falls randomly too, from sitting or standing when his joints give way - just sort of crumples. He was tested for epilepsy after the HT at his infant school witnessed that, but was clear. I think though with the low muscle tone and hms, he has pretty slow reflexes. He doesn't put his hands out to break his fall, but he doesn't tense up neither, so doesn't seem to hurt himself very often! I do have to be careful when he is getting out of the car if he is tired, I've opened the door a few times and he just falls out! Tho that halts the glares for parking in a disabled bay! grin

bubby64 Fri 06-Sep-13 09:22:32

Morning All
Trips- hope your mouth s feeling better, I broke s tooth mysrlf Tuesday night and do had emergency dentist visit Wednesday, but nothing like you are going through. Glad the school merger seems to have worked, despite DDs "terrible"wink experiencegrin grin
Shabs- Glad Tom was ok, hope they sort the money out soon.
Chops - Great pic of your DSin his new uniform, very smart too!
Soks - I used to be an assistant leader with Beavers, loved it, but, boy, were they noisy!!
Mama - glad you are resting, and, yes, I cried copious amounts when my 2 first started school, now I'm just relived when they start back!!
Well, fire clean-up is well under way, our loss adjuster came out Monday and ok' ed everything, including paying a firm to clear the mess up (£2000 just for that!). He has agreed to new fencing, new sheds and greenhouse, new oiltank and lines, new upvc conservatory (dwarf wall etc ok, but 2 sides and roof melted) new windows and french doors to rear of the house, and we have been compiling a list of shed contents, including 4 bikes, weight lifting gear, all garden tools and machinary, all of DHs workshop tools (lots of those!) It looks like the claim could add up as over £20, 000, thank God for insurance!
Boys back at school (comment yesterday of "its horrible mum, they have given us a homework schedual we have to stick too!" Homework adds up to 6+ hrs a week!).
I have God mothers funeral today, so better get cracking.

bubby64 Fri 06-Sep-13 09:29:39

Soks - Mike falls often as well, or, in a lot of cases, trips over his own feet when they dont obey the commands that his brain gives them. Again, he doesn't put out arms to save himself much, but he also tends to brush himself down and carry on!
He has got better though. His first few years at primary school were the worst, if i could have got paid a pound for each of the school accident forms I received, I would have been a hell of a lot better off!

Chopstheduck Fri 06-Sep-13 09:31:32

Hope the funeral goes as well as it can do, bubbs x

Glad the insurance claim is progressing smoothly, sounds very efficient!

That homework schedule sounds really tough! They are year 8 aren't they? DD never seems to get enough imo, maybe 2-3 hours a week? I think this year she may get more with the year 9 sats coming up.

I helped out at Beavers twice, as part of the rota - not my idea of fun! I think I would prefer the older ones, I can't tolerate the screaming!

Thinking about you today Bubbs xx

MultipleMama Fri 06-Sep-13 16:38:38

Hope your feeling better today, Trips.

I'm glad that the insurance isn't fighting you on it, Bubby, and are being effective. Thought of you today.

Sok - Hope Jen is improving and feeling better. How are the other soklets today? X

Shabs, Chops, How are you, ladies doing?

Had a scan today because something didn't feel right and the Braxtons Hicks were painful. Turns out Annie was was in the process of turning and pressing against my ribs which was pushing Sev into my pelvis. Nothing wrong just Annie being awkward. So glad my insurance covered it smile

MultipleMama Sat 07-Sep-13 05:12:48

Finally have A's day care sorted. She'll be doing day nursery in the afternoons for a week as she has really bad separation anxiety when strangers are there and needs familiar things in strange places. Hopefully after a week she won't need DF or us there and start half mornings 5 days a week - the boys will be joining her when we come back smile

Looks like I'm up for the day sad so much for a lie in! Haha.

Morning girls xx

bubby64 Sat 07-Sep-13 13:01:57

morning.
Spoke too soon re clean-up. A man came today with minidigger to pull out all the stumps, but the actual cleanup bloke's didnt turn up! digger man did his job, but got increasingly pissed off as on his own, now has abandoned job, and left the digger in next doors gardensad sad All the contact numbers I have nobody is answering. Also, I sent other quotes as requested through on Thursday, no answers from anyone on those eithersad sad sad
Funeral, tho sad, was nice. She had a wicker coffin, I was very impressed, it had a pattern woven into it, and looked really nice, and so environmentally friendly, since she loved wildlife, all animals, flowers and the countryside it was very appropriate. Funny thing was, as the vicar was going over Katies life, a really big red admiral butterfly flew up from behind the coffin and started flying around the church.

MultipleMama Sat 07-Sep-13 15:41:55

She sounded like a beautiful person, Bubby. Sorry for your loss. As for the clean-up if things look good they probably are too good to be true! Hope they sort it out quickly, it's not fair to expect you all to live with the mess.

K's first week at school was great. He met a boy who loves to paint too but has already found an enemy, a boy called Joe, apparently he thought K talked funny (K speaking German), so K called him a shit in German and because the little boy told the teacher K doesn't like him. DH wasn't amused when the teacher told but then DH should no better to curse when he's annoyed with someone, it's like the time A started saying "oh fuck" after she overheard. He also had a crying fit when he was told he couldn't paint or stay outside. I hope he adjusts soon! X

<<waves to everybody through a drunken haze>>

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Sun 08-Sep-13 15:46:59

Evening ladies.

Did you enjoy yourself last night, Shabs?

Just put the twins to bed, I'm currently in the process of lowering their feeds on the breast in preparation for the cubs arrivals (hopefully) in December.

Petrov and Ivan are out for the night with friends so I'm relaxing with a red bull and some cookies while watching movies.

Hope you all had a great day!

triplets Sun 08-Sep-13 23:14:09

How was the head today Shabs?? Hope it was fun at the time!! Teeth all sensitive, face still swollen, most attractive!! Night night all xx

Morning girls xx

Head was OK (I think) Trips LOL xx

MultipleMama Mon 09-Sep-13 09:10:48

Afternoon, ladies!

A starts her trail week at nursery this afternoon. Really hope a week is enough.

Petrov is throwing a dinner party tonight and I have nothing to wear that doesn't me look like whale! Not like I walk about anyway so I'll be the whale in the corner!

triplets Mon 09-Sep-13 17:20:19

Monday got off to a bad start................fed up with dc`s and dk............feel like leaving home..........and its cold and raining sad

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MultipleMama Mon 09-Sep-13 21:25:40

Sok - Poor Emily, A has night terrors it got so bad we called Mil-Pond seen an improvement in her though so it's working. I bet Joshua felt like his limb was missing too! Glad the gang is back together smile

Managed to find a gorgeous fitted black number and wore with my iron fist zombie heels. Although I was either being waited on by Ivan or waiting on the twins. I never realised how snooty some women are. Two friends of Ivan were drunk and giggly and decided it would be fun to "let's see the babies" even though Ivan had prewarned everyone to stay out because of the kids. They went in and carried Dom her shoulder saying he woke up bullshit I had the baby monitor on me. Then sensing his missing brother Dieter started crying. Petrov was not impressed and called them a taxi home then settled the twins himself for me.

Tomorrow is a lazy day smile how is everyone today?

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Tue 10-Sep-13 07:25:20

Morning, ladies! Great day today - I've reached my goal week. 28 weeks! Very happy. Never felt this good in months!

bubby64 Tue 10-Sep-13 17:33:13

Hi All
Mama- glad you have reached the milestone, smile , and the soundly asleep babe "just woke up" what a cheek!
Soks - Jen and Joh sound like my 2, Mike was quite happy on his own, where ad James needed contact with his twin. Gladd they are all ok now. operation clean-up ground to a halt over the weekend and Monday, as the bloke who is organising it had a bereavement, Now they are back and should (hopefully) be finished tomorrow. The insurance bloke rang yesterday and said he is just waiting for the ok on our quotes. Our oil tank has become a priority now, as its freezing cold, wet and windy here today, oh how I wish we had hot water and heating, confused . Also a pain not having a fence, as we cannot just let the dogs out in the garden for a wee, although they are enjoying their 5 walks a day, even if some are quite short.
Shabs/Trips/Chops - hi there ladiesgrin grin grin

MultipleMama Tue 10-Sep-13 21:04:40

Bubby - Glad that everything is back on track. Hope you get that oil tank fixed! The two girls came round this morning and apologised not only for going the room that was barred but for picking up Dom who was only making snuffling noises in his sleep. Still miffed about it but happy that they had the conscience to tell me honestly.

It's midnight and I'm tired. Boys haven't woken yet so gunna dream feed them and see if it keeps them that way!

Night, ladies x

Morning girls xx

Chopstheduck Wed 11-Sep-13 07:16:18

Morning girls.

Glad it is all back on track Bubby. No hot water must be a nightmare, we've been without a shower for 10 days, and that is enough to be driving me insane.

Aw Soks, poor Emily! I used to tell mine if they thought nice things before bed they would dream nice things. I think the worry about it makes it worse for them.

How's your tooth, trips?

mama, well done on reaching your goal, and good luck for A with the trial week, hope it is going ok so far!

I am sleepy! Really struggling to get back into these early starts.

MultipleMama Wed 11-Sep-13 12:20:43

Afternoon, ladies. X

triplets Wed 11-Sep-13 13:47:25

Good afternoon. Sat waiting for the kitchen man to come, have decided its time to upgrade as cheaply as I can. I am going to pinch his ideas then shop around grin My kitchen was fitted by dh in 1997 when I was pregnant with the trio, its pine and looks dated. I want to go shabby chic ish, greys etc, I want storage but I don`t want loads of wall cupboards! What have you all got? Anyone got a free standing kitchen? Ideas please on a postcard grin

triplets Wed 11-Sep-13 13:49:02

Rude of me Chopster , its not my tooth that's sore its the gum, it was cut open in 3 places and I have 8 stitches that feel horrible, should dissolve in 8-10 days.

MultipleMama Wed 11-Sep-13 19:37:50

Trips - We rent off my dad and kitchen hasn't done in 12 years. Our current kitchen looks like similar to this and as we now have signed for new house & lease we're having our new kitchen fitted in October and looks like this but square C shape.

Off to bed hoping the unborn peanuts stop kicking so much haha.

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triplets Wed 11-Sep-13 22:14:14

what on earth is a square c shape confused
love your first kitchen, that would do me nicely. Man came and was very good, dh got ratty with me as he did not like my suggestions. Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry but I`m the one who spends hours in there and I know what I want...........................so there!!

MultipleMama Wed 11-Sep-13 22:26:04

... And the twins are waking up. Oh well.

Trips - this kinda shape. I'm awful at descriptions! That's what I told my DH when I chose the kitchen. The day he lives in the kitchen is the day he can choose it! Haha.

We also decided on a moving date; 28 December but DH will be going every few weeks to decorate as he has his 10 week leave coming up. Excited.

Sok - Poor Jen. Hope she settles and has lovely baby dreams! smile

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Thu 12-Sep-13 07:31:20

Morning, Shabs x

MultipleMama Thu 12-Sep-13 20:11:32

Urgh. Kids why do we have them? They look nice and squishy and they scream and poop and pull on your hair and laugh at your misery and oh my word are they attention seekers. I love my baby boys I do but dear God they've been screaming, miserable little terrors today! I want my happy babies back. Sigh.

triplets Thu 12-Sep-13 22:31:45

Hi Shabs and co! Feeling weary tonight, did too much in the garden me thinks! Felt sad today Shabs, picked up our local paper and two young lads died last week, one was an 18 yr old Deal triathlon cyclist, knocked off of his bike on his way to a cycle meet up, the other was a 20 yr old who was knocked down by a van as he walked home from a wedding reception. Both accidents happened no more than 2 miles from my house. Poor poor parents being given the news, that awful numbing shock.......brings back so many horrible memories. Poor ladssad
Dh goes for his brain scan tomorrow, results on the 26th along with his lung scan result! It all gets abit much at times...............

Wheres that Rubester lately??

Horrible hearing stories like that isin't it Trips? So very, very sad.

xx

Morning girls xx

Chopstheduck Fri 13-Sep-13 08:16:40

Morning girls xx

Trips, I pulled on my stitches a bit after a while and they would start to come away as they dissolved blush It is nasty though, you have my sympathy! Very sad about those lads, so young. sad

Mama hope the babies are happier today! It reminds me of one of mine who was always a miserable so and so as a baby. Once he got going though there was no stopping him and he cheered up no end. He just sat there like a grumpy churchill until that point, wouldn't smile or laugh for anything. When we put him in his bouncy chair he would rock back and forth furiously. He just hated being stuck in one place!

I had the best evening out with dd yesterday. i won tickets to dirty dancing in the west end, then won a separate comp for a taxi ride with clinique, which involved make overs and fab goody bags each! Dd has been thoroughly spoilt and has gone to school with a face full of clinique! I hope though she doesn't expect to be kept in Clinique make up and I have told her if she leaves that laying around, I will be confiscating it and using it myself! grin

Chopstheduck Fri 13-Sep-13 08:17:10

oh and meant to say, good luck to dh with those results, trips x

Good luck to H Trips - hope everything goes very well. xx

My Dad has Morphine patches but they are now going to give him Morphine syrup as well sad He got the nurse to ring me and ask me what I thought! He is a stubborn owd bugger and sees medication as a weakness - his Dad drummed it into him that only weak people take tablets and medicine hmm I said to him 'if I was as ill as you are Dad what would you be saying to me about medicine?' He was quiet for a while. Then I said 'Its not a sign of weakness - you are my hero, the strongest man I have ever met.....so do as the nurse is telling you and get the medicine taken NOW!!'

He laughed and said 'OK you bossy little swine!!'

.......my panic attacks have started again....even with the beta blockers!

rubyrubyruby Fri 13-Sep-13 10:05:00

I'm here trips - I'm here x

triplets Fri 13-Sep-13 18:40:34

Rubester smile Hows the new house, are you happy there? Dh just back from his scan and has kindly gone to get us fish and chips, feeling tired and headachey today. Isn`t this weather depressing, last week it was 27 degrees, now here I am thinking of putting the heating on, its dark and dreary!!

triplets Fri 13-Sep-13 18:41:39

btw anyone read Gone Girl? Its my book club choice, taking me a while to get into it

MultipleMama Fri 13-Sep-13 21:34:24

It's 31 minutes past midnight where I am so I can officially say... HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL BOYS!!! Can't believe it's been a year already. Although technically they weren't born until 10.07pm and 10.10pm tonight! smile xxx

MultipleMama Fri 13-Sep-13 22:00:50

Trips - Hope it's good news for DH! Very sad bews about those boys. Heartbreaking, every parents nightmare.

Chops - I bet that was lovely! Glad you had fun! I think they're teething. They were a bit happier today but slept must of the time only waking to nurse. Currently have both passed out from screaming and dreamfed twice. Hope tomorrow they're better. They'll get their first taste of chocolate! smile

triplets Fri 13-Sep-13 23:00:14

Happy birthday to Mamas boys smile

triplets Sat 14-Sep-13 08:32:42

Goodmorning ladies, think you can have a lie in but no, two boys are off out early bag packing at Sainsburys for the ATC, then tomorrow they are up and out by 6.45am to go gliding with the ATC, and I bet it will be too cloudy and they will be home by 7.30am!!

Morning girls xx

Happy 1st birthday boys!! xx

grin did a review of the hotel we go to on Trip Advisor. This is what Takis has put underneath my review LOL.

You are obviously addicted to Venezia Resort! And so are we to you!
13 times is indeed a second home for you and 'part of the family' for us!

We are glad you liked all the changes since your last visit ! We will continue improving our services and facilities!

Hasta la vista our dear friends!

Best Regards,

Takis Sarikas
Managing Director

MultipleMama Sat 14-Sep-13 16:16:43

Thanks ladies. Boys had a great day. They had a small chocolate smash cake and over 20 presents each from relatives from yonder (distant)! Had a great family dinner too. Boys have just settled down for night. Xx

Morning girls xx

Thought it was Monday hmm got up about half an hour ago <<sob>> cant get back to sleep now!!

triplets Sun 15-Sep-13 07:37:35

I have been up since 5.45am, James has gone gliding, weather atm is ok. Sat up in bed browsing Christmas ideas for kids, gets harder as they get older and more expensive! Rebecca is into steampunk, any ideas??

MultipleMama Sun 15-Sep-13 08:13:07

Trips - Have you tried etsy? If you type steampunk a lot of great jewellery etc comes up. A lot are reasonably priced too. I get most of my jewellery from. I've been piling up Christmas presents since May! Haha. Need to find their main present now. What do you get a 5 year old boy who hates toys in general but already has too much arts & crafts stuff?? A is getting a mini greenhouse for the new house and no idea what to get the twins.
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I've been up since 4am boys just refused to settle after their bottle so had no choice. Can't believe my babies are 1 already. More family visits today as a few couldn't come yesterday. Urgh.

Sokmonsta Sun 15-Sep-13 09:23:10

Belated birthday wishes to Mama's boys.

Hope everyone is ok. We're good. I'm tired and lazing in bed while dh sorts the dc out with breakfast. He's off out shortly though and I had a rubbish night's sleep so making up for p&q before the storm smile

bubby64 Sun 15-Sep-13 10:54:08

Hi All.
Mama, Belated Happy Birthday to your boys.♡♥♡♥♡
Trips - Such sad news about those 2 young ladssad
I'd love a new kitchen, but would have no choice with design, as I have a long thin galley area and can't change it. its so narrow if DH and I want to pass each other we both have to suck our tummies in! grin grin
Shabs- Glad your dad has decided to listen to you and take advice over his medication, pain is much easier to control if meds taken regularly and not left until you are back in pain and really need to take something.
Soks - Has Jen settled again now? calming vibes going out to you and yours to help things along.
Rubes- hope the move went smoothly and you are happy in your new home.
We are having progress, the fence goes up Wednesday and, joy of joy, the oil tank gets replaced on Friday, so we will have hot water for next weekend. We are having people out to give quotes for conservatory, windows, patio doors, soffits and guttering this coming week, and we have sent a list of our loses from the shed and DHs workshop in , I cant belive how much all the stuff we list was worth, it included all DHs workshop tools, the garden stuff snd all our bikes, and came to over £3000.00!!!
The boys and their fellow Young Farmers started the new term off with a charity car wash for Children in Need at our very populsr local farm shop yesterday and they raised over £170 in 3 hrs, well done kids! Mind you, by the end of the session, after various water fights, the kids were all wetter than any of the carsgrin grin .

MultipleMama Sun 15-Sep-13 14:12:46

Thanks lovelies. smile

Bubs - Glad everything is moving along swiftly for you! Hope your boys are having a blast!

Rubs - Hope you're settling in well. smile

Just off to my Grandma & Grandpa's for the boys' belated supper. I had hoped to have it earlier so I didn't want them staying up later 2 days in a row, it messes with their routine.

Heard from DH that he took the kids to covent gardens and K throw a tantrum outside the Disney store and refused to sit in the stroller. Full on stiff body everything. Wish I was a fly on the wall!

Sokmonsta Sun 15-Sep-13 20:55:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Mon 16-Sep-13 12:16:24

I go home on Friday. I am so ready to hold my kids and DH. Although I'm glad for this break, I am never doing it again!

Sok - I hope that even if the doctors confirm dhd, you get the answers you need and Jen gets the help she needs. How are your other LOs? X

Oh and afternoon lovely ladies.

Sokmonsta Mon 16-Sep-13 23:21:38

Beaten. Tired. Fucked off with family.

MultipleMama Mon 16-Sep-13 23:41:06

<<Hands Sok a glass of wine and a nice slice of cake.>> Want to rant about it? X

It seems that both twins are teething (just my luck) and aren't settling well. Ivan and Petrov have had to take a sleeping Dom into their room as Dieter is screaming is still screaming his little head off between mouthfuls of boob and milk. I think they're also missing DH and home sad

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Tue 17-Sep-13 09:29:50

Morning.

Hope dieter settled quickly after your post mama.

Just having a stroppy green-eyed monster moment over my mum when it comes to my sister. I keep telling myself sister is now a single parent and needs their help more than I do. But I hate that the goalposts keep getting moved to the detriment of my children's relationship with nanny and grandad. Am going to have 'the talk' when I see mum for lunch this week. Just so she knows how things have made me feel. Especially when mum and dad say they don't see them enough!

MultipleMama Tue 17-Sep-13 09:56:47

Sok - It's not your children's fault that your sister is now a single parent. They shouldn't miss out on Grandma and Grandpa because of it. Hope your talk goes well. You have every right to feel jealous and upset about it x

Dieter slept for only half an hour at a time and was awake for an hour between screaming. It's 1pm and he's dosed up on calpol and Nurofen. Ivan has took him out to see if he'll drop to sleep in stroller.

29 weeks today smile

MultipleMama Tue 17-Sep-13 09:57:21

Afternoon ladies x

triplets Tue 17-Sep-13 14:48:20

Peeing it down, so have assigned myself all the worst jobs that are waiting to be done, after my visit to you lotsmile

bubby64 Tue 17-Sep-13 15:55:57

Afternoon Girlies. Soks, hope "the talk" goes well, mama, hope the boys settle a bit in advance of your coming home. Trips - I've been putting off the horrible jobs all daygrin
James has just rung me to say he has dropped his phone and cracked the screen, I said serve you right as you took the case i bought you for it off, and I cant afford to replace the phone, so you'll just have to live with it. Am i being too hard on him?

MultipleMama Tue 17-Sep-13 17:25:09

Bubs - I have the samsung mini and dropped my phone and having to live with a cracked screen. Everything works and doesn't effect the scream image so I don't see the point in fixing the screen. I looked up prices and mine is £35 to fix. I don't think you're being hard at all. X

Boys are fast asleep. Hope it lasts! Haha.

Trips - I'm glad DH has been doing those jobs! X

triplets Tue 17-Sep-13 23:07:55

Shabs.......you seem awful quiet, you ok my friend? xx

Morning girls xx

Not bad Trips, not bad love xx

rubyrubyruby Wed 18-Sep-13 07:16:43

Morning xx

triplets Wed 18-Sep-13 12:51:27

Shabs and Rubester two of my fav people xx

Sat here thinking about why bad things happen to good people.

Bad things happen to good people Trips because <<small drum roll>> there is no such thing as God....or Jesus or whatever else people call their own individual God.

My parents - always, always, always have done the best they can do for everybody - Mum especially always put herself at the back of the queue for clothing, treats and, many times, even food. Yes I know they are elderly and we all have to die BUT if there was a God surely he would let them pass in their sleep?

Oh soddin' 'ell I am so pissed off today.

<<waits for Gods thunderbolt to hit her next time she walks out of the door>>

Sokmonsta Wed 18-Sep-13 13:09:11

Afternoon.

Dh has cracked his phone screen too! We've got one of those stick on screen protectors until we can sort it out properly.

Chopstheduck Wed 18-Sep-13 14:12:37

shabs, I know you feel.

Jsut seen Estar's news on facebook, cannot fucking believe it. sad

Estar and her family HAVE HAD ENOUGH! Whoever is in charge of this universe needs to pack it in. xx

triplets Wed 18-Sep-13 21:57:39

I can`t stop thinking about her, I know what its like, its hell. I can only say I am glad for them they have their faith, they have amazing support. But...............its not bloody fair, its not.

Morning girls xx

triplets Thu 19-Sep-13 09:02:45

Goodmorning........hate Thurs, fed up with dcs and dk need to get out!!

Chopstheduck Thu 19-Sep-13 09:17:12

I'll be glad when it is the weekend. Two of the kids' friends round for tea today one of whom is a type 1 diabetic which has been worrying me slightly!

It has been all go this week - mon DH was out, tues boys brigade, wed girls brigade, tonight play dates, tomo Jack has a disco and dts @ cubs. I will be glad when it is Sat!

I keep thinking of Estar too. Like you Trips, I am glad she has the huge support and comfort of her faith, though I do wonder how on earth she keeps it in the face of such trials. I have pics of my boys scrolling through on the background and I see them hugging each other now at the age that D was when he died, and it is so sad.

Bubby, dd broke her phone ages ago, never got round to fixing it, she has had to make do with a cheapy non smart phone since. How are the house repairs coming along?

Hope the chat goes well, Soks x

Mama, sorry I missed the boys birthday! Belated happy birthday wishes! Hope they were more settled yesterday.

triplets Thu 19-Sep-13 15:09:18

Went up to my brothers this morning and my other brother (I have 4) turned up so it was a nice chat. Got home at 1.20pm to a grumpy dk who is now in my kitchen jam making as I reused to do it! Why is he annoying me so much today? I feel angry yet don`t know why.

MultipleMama Thu 19-Sep-13 17:49:40

Chops - Thanks! smile Looks like busy week you've had. Thank God for weekends right? Haha

Trips - I think you're allowed to feel like that somedays. Thankfully I can blame hormones even though DH knows that's not true!

Today has been hectic and I was two seconds away from punching the midwife at the hospital! Ivan made me go to the hospital to get another note saying I can fly just in case I run into any trouble as I am nearing 30 weeks and the airport can be picky. I had an ultrasound, blood tests and everything was fine but the midwife was a stern cow and at first refused to sign it as I was too far along, it took me getting the head midwife, loads of tears, swearing at the stupid woman and demanding they phone my consultant in the UK for them to finally sign off and allow me to fly. I love Russia but I'm going home and I am not giving birth here! My appointment was at 10am, I didn't leave until 3pm. So, all that relaxing I've had for the past 4 weeks has flown out the window. I'm wound up and still annoyed. I've everything packed, and everything that needed shipping has been taken to shipping company. I just need the twins to go back to sleep so we can all be well rested for our flight tomorrow morning... God that was a rant!

Chopstheduck Thu 19-Sep-13 18:24:14

Wow, that does sound stressful mama! Glad you got it all sorted in the end though.

Maybe you need a little break from him trips? Nice lunch out or something?

Chopstheduck Thu 19-Sep-13 18:25:52

the playdates have been fed and I'm now clock watching til they go home!

triplets Thu 19-Sep-13 19:58:07

I was thinking more a gap year myself..............went to bed a 7.30pm just to get away from everybody. So good to be able to rant on here and tap hell out of the keyboard!

Chopstheduck Thu 19-Sep-13 20:04:05

Ooh now that sounds like a plan. Backpacking? Where shall we go?

Playdates have gone, and all have survived, now cracking open the wine!

triplets Thu 19-Sep-13 20:11:08

Ok Chops, lets drop by Shabs and pick her up, where shall we start? I fancy abit of flower power so I am starting us of with three nights in SF, we`ll eat at Mamas on Geary St, Pier 39 for b/fast and ake the trolley to China Town for peking duck. Your turn next. Shabs start thinking.
<<holds out glass to Chops>>

triplets Thu 19-Sep-13 20:12:09

having keyboard problems keeps missing letters .........why?

MultipleMama Thu 19-Sep-13 20:16:11

I here Russia is a good place to backpack wink.

V. Stressful but I'm back in a relaxed state... for now. Need to get a few hours sleep before O have to get up for airport. Twins are sleeping soundly so that's good!

Night everyone next time I reply I'll be back home in London smile

triplets Thu 19-Sep-13 20:22:43

safe journey Mama smile

Sokmonsta Thu 19-Sep-13 20:50:00

Evening ladies.

Talk didn't happen today. Plans changed as mum had to take youngest niece to gp just as I was getting there. Ended up having to give all the kids tea and get my dad home early to look after them as I had to go to rainbows and mum had to stay at gp while they put niece on a nebuliser. Rang when I got in to see how they'd got on and dad answered to say mum had to take niece to hospital not long after I left, sister had now gone over and they were still there. He'd got the two eldest with him and was expecting mum to have come home once sister had arrived but she hadn't, obviously he couldn't get hold of them and he hadn't heard anything. So, being well practised at hospital visits, I'm trying to reassure him that perhaps they are waiting to see if niece was being admitted and making plans from there. He was going to ring or text when mum got home but still not heard anything.

I know at this time of night they will simply admit niece even if it's just to keep an eye on her. But of course I'm left feeling shit as even though I've not said anything, and my niece being ill cannot be helped, I'm feeling mean for once again wanting to bring up the feelings of inequality and of course it's a time when my sister and her eldest two will need my parents to be on hand for childcare, emotional support and so on.

I often wonder whether I should ever say anything because nothing ever really changes. But it just eats away at me if I don't.

I've also been asked by sister to be godmother to youngest niece. I'm already god mum to eldest two. So it shows her trust in me as her big sister. Gah! Can't pick your family.

Morning girls xx

Chopstheduck Fri 20-Sep-13 08:06:17

aww soks, hope your niece is ok now and you get chance to talk things through soon. Don't feel shit about it, it's perfectly natural and reasonable to feel that way. xx

Right so, in the mustang, wind the roof down and head down to Monterey. Lunch at the Monterey cookhouse, wood fired pizzas, oak fired steaks or grilled oysters, with an amazing selection of local beers or wines. Then a slow amble down the big sur coast line before a wander round the redwoods and watch the amazing californian sun set over McWay falls as the water tumbles onto the sand.

triplets Fri 20-Sep-13 08:49:07

Wow that was an amazing meal last night! Still laughing at Shabs downing her first oyster! Wonder where the road is gonna take us today, must buy myself a hat, real cowgirl style!

Howdee folks smile

<<heaves at the thought of Oysters...even though she has never tried one>>

Chopstheduck Fri 20-Sep-13 09:02:24

Oysters are lovely, they taste of the sea. Never had them cooked though. I want cowboy boots. Tuck my jeans in, white shirt and let my hair down - I'm all set!

<<mops up her own vomit>> envy thats what my face looks like right now........

Chopstheduck Fri 20-Sep-13 09:51:06

<<double checks reflection in the mirror>>

triplets Fri 20-Sep-13 12:54:20

ok fair do..........your choice of fine dining tonight Shabs, try and find us a fun diner!

hmm do Pickled Onion Monster munch & a big bottle of Diamond White cider count Trips???? grin

rubyrubyruby Fri 20-Sep-13 15:42:59

I'm not a big oyster fan. I'm sure if they were cheap no-one would eat them.

Apologies for being AWOL. I have no chance of catching up so apologies for anything I've missed. I did see poor Estars news though sad

Is it ok if I just jump straight back in?

rubyrubyruby Fri 20-Sep-13 15:44:32

<<searches for back-pack>>

Sokmonsta Fri 20-Sep-13 20:45:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

triplets Fri 20-Sep-13 22:28:43

<<Soks, wish we could all help, heres a ((hug)) >>

triplets Fri 20-Sep-13 22:31:32

Howdee Rubster glad you can join us, were heading for the Mojave, slap on the factor 50!!
Shabster, better double up on the Monster Munch, salt will be good for dehydration in the desert.............

bubby64 Sat 21-Sep-13 00:10:39

jumping back aboard with my backpack already on, anyone got some eggs and bacon to fry on a stone in the desert?? By the way, i love oysterssmile tried to get to the Colchester oyster festival this year, but didnt make it. DH and boys think they are gross, along with my pickled herring, cockles, stilton cheese and olives grin grin
Be glad to get away with you girls, as I have all three males in this house squabbling like 5yr oldsconfused

I saw estars news, its so not fair, haven't that family been through enoughsad sad

soks- wish we could help more, you have too much on your plate at the moment.

Well, we have a fence,a new oil tank (hot water & heating this weekend, woohoo!!), and insurance have said to go ahead with quotes for shed, workshop, windows, conservatory, soffits and gutters. I have also sent in the list of items lost, along with replacement costs. They seem to have accepted everything so far, so really pleased that despite a few minor hiccups, there are no major problems. Everyone seems surprised it is geting sorted by the underwriters so quickly and smoothly, especially as next foor has only just got his loss adjusters 1st visit!

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 00:26:45

You'll have to travel without me; I am knackered! Kids slept the whole flights except to feed so only had BH to contend with!

So great to hug my kids again and DH. I never realised how much I missed my own bed! smile

Morning girls xx Wanted so much to have a lie in.....Danny texted me at 'stupid o'clock' to ask if we still had a massive box of Lego because Lew wants it!!! I havent replied yet!!! Thought that 7am was too early for swearing.

AND Danny volunteered to take my parents shopping.....then rang me and said 'Please can you come Mum, not sure if I can handle both of them in Tesco's!' hmm

Chopstheduck Sat 21-Sep-13 10:52:11

I meant to take an egg to death valley and I forgot!

Sorry to hear you are still having such a rough time, soks smile

Sorry Shabs but that did make me smile a little!

Where next then? Napa valley, a nice spa and wine tasting? (Cider for Shabs!)

MultipleMama Sat 21-Sep-13 19:51:47

Haha, Shabs, that made me chuckle.

Some of the presents we posted have arrived and A is so happy with Russian toys and dolls. K loves his Soviet Moon Robot.

Wish thesw BH would stop though. Urgh.

rubyrubyruby Sat 21-Sep-13 22:11:21

Good to be home then MM?
I'm sorry Soks sad are you near me? I don't know why I think that - I just do.

I went to a lovely MN meet up last night smile

triplets Sat 21-Sep-13 22:11:26

ok.......Calistoga here we come! First we all need to drop by the bike hire, then off we go along the Silverado Trail for wine tasting, lets drop by Mumms first for fizz. Then back to Calistoga and get booked in to Dr Wilkinsons for some spa time, fancy a body wrap?

triplets Sun 22-Sep-13 03:57:19

Must be feeling jet lagged, wide eyed and legless at 3am!!

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Sun 22-Sep-13 12:41:26

Morning lovely ladies.

triplets Sun 22-Sep-13 22:50:12

and good evening! Awful quiet.................where are you all?? Feeling shattered, after losing 2 hours sleep we went to my nieces baby`s first birthday party this afternoon, alcohol on a Sunday afternoon is fatal. Made myself stay awake for Downton.......you can tell its Autumn when the big series return. Night night all xx

MultipleMama Sun 22-Sep-13 23:00:54

Evening ladies. Today has been spent watching DH pack the hospital bags and boxing stuff to be taken to the new house <<eek>>. All exciting stuff, who knew watching DH work would be tiring!

Was talking to my MIL and she has told me that she's had FIL putting up the wallpaper in the nurseries and kids' rooms. Can't wait to be surprised (even though I chose the paint and paper).

These BH are starting to annoy me now. They're getting stronger and then stopping for a few hours then starting again. Only thing that helps is a bath, may as well stay there.

Hope your Niece had a lovely birthday, Trips. I watched Downton but couldn't get into it!

Night lovelies. x

Morning girls xx

Foggy, still quite dark and bloody cold here [hmm}

....or even hmm

MultipleMama Mon 23-Sep-13 10:46:44

So... guess who went into preterm labor this morning... <<waves hand>> Those weren't BH I was having last night but contractions around 7am they were 4mins apart and I'm 2cm dilated. Been on Mag since 8.30am and seems to be working but holy crap the stuff is awful. My head hurts and I'm slurring!

Chopstheduck Mon 23-Sep-13 11:34:17

eek! Hope you are doing ok now MM. xxx

MultipleMama Mon 23-Sep-13 21:29:12

I'm okay. Unable to sleep due to feeling flustered and my mouth is dry. Contractions have stopped so hoping they hold out for a couple more weeks!

Night everyone x

triplets Tue 24-Sep-13 00:01:45

Evening.............Mama hope you are now asleep.
Well its been a funny day here. Today is our 35th wedding anniversary, I know I was a child bride grin We went to Canterbury and had tea for two and did some shopping, early Christmas stuff. The sun came out and it was hot, really lovely. Got home at 2pm to find a message from school to say Thomas was not well he was very pale and could we collect him. I went instantly into panic mode as the year before Matthew died I had two messages with the same message saying he was very pale and feeling ill. I rang the school and they said he had been collected by his father!! I was so upset, said his father was with me, where was Thomas, was he alright. She said then she thought he had probably gone back to his class, said she couldn`t phone us as she had no emergency numbers for us. I was really upset, said she had our mobiles and two of my brothers numbers then I ended up in tears and said how a call like that frightened me because of Matthew. She said the school were unaware about Matthew and my concerns about these three, it then turns out that hey also didn`t know about their Dads illness. The schools merged but my three have been in that school for 4 years, they were fully aware of our family situation, its really not good enough. I am still feeling shaky now, it just brought back the 2nd June 1994 in an instant. Then three more things happened, too long a story................what a day. Night all xx

Know exactly those awful emotions in a situation like that Trips. Happy Anniversary love - it was our 35th in March!!

Morning girls xx

rubyrubyruby Tue 24-Sep-13 07:19:41

I'm sorry Trips (((( ))))) x

Hope you are ok MM.

Morning all x << stretch, yawn>>

Chopstheduck Tue 24-Sep-13 08:20:55

Morning girls xx

<<hugs>> trips, sounds a very scary day.

Glad things have settled down, Mama, hang on in there!

Busy busy busy! DH birthday yesterday, so went bowling and out for pub dinner with the kids. Was very nice to have a meal all out together, feels like it has been ages.

Tonight dt1 has a playdate, then it's BB, GB, thurs ds1 playdate, fri cubs, at the weekend we will head into town for the NFL rally and then I am taking ds1 to a rugby match, NFL game on sunday, then Monday me and dh are off to meet Eric Lanlard (patisserie chef, cake boy) and a posh dinner!

Ooh and I ran my first 10k in about 6 months! Between my knee injury and then holiday I hadn't been running much over 4-5 miles at a time, so that made me very happy. Might even be able to start half marathon training again!

Chopstheduck Tue 24-Sep-13 08:21:51

hey soks, how are you? Are things any easier?

MultipleMama Tue 24-Sep-13 11:35:27

Trips - I can't imagine how awful those words must have been for you! I really hope Thomas is feeling better.

Chops - Sounds like you have a crazy week ahead!

Morning, Shabs, Rubs how are you?

Sok - How are you LOs today? How's Jen?

Managed to have a pretty decent sleep. Some mild contractions but they came and went. My MW, consultant and I discussed my birth plan this morning and it's been decided that if I do go into active labor early I can have a Vaginal birth with C-section on standby if the twins become too distressed. I had a NST and everything looked fine. The scan showed T1's fluid is quite low so if it doesn't improve. I'll be induced on Friday. I'm on more fluids and still on Magnesium. I'll have my 2nd shot of steroids this afternoon. Also, I dropped this morning. 30 weeks today so I'm determined to get to 34!

bubby64 Tue 24-Sep-13 15:38:58

Mama- Hang on in there, the magnesium gave me terrible shakes when i had it, it looked like i had the DTs! Good luck with keeping on going until 34wks.
Trips - Sounds really scary, how on earth could the school not have the information. Hope Thomas is better soon. Belated Happy Anniversary by the way
Chops - God, that all sounds so exhausting !!
I have choir practice tonight, and DH has agreed to have a gamers night with 3 of his work mates, so either the boys will be alone this evening (not a good choice), or one of us will have to give up our evening. I have a concert in 3 weeks, so I really need to go, but DH hasn't had a night out with his mates for months. Dont know what to do.sad

triplets Tue 24-Sep-13 18:29:10

I`ll sit Bubbssmile

Chopstheduck Tue 24-Sep-13 18:37:52

can the gamers night not be moved to your house, bubby?

triplets Tue 24-Sep-13 22:22:42

Talk about stress angry boys just back from ATC, Thomas wants to leave as they are not doing anything with them. Yesterday one of the CO`S contacted me replying to a message I sent her three weeks ago warning her that my boys have go very disillusioned and want to leave. he spent 40 mins on the phone telling me it will get better. So tonight after he polishes his shoes for 30 mins, irons his uniform he sits in the room all night listening to the band practising of which he takes no part! So he has come home in a right mood, I get worked up, no back up from dk. I come upstairs to find dd watching a dvd she found in my room, a bloody Christmas present I bought for her y/day. I give up.

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Wed 25-Sep-13 11:10:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

triplets Wed 25-Sep-13 14:09:13

Socky sounds as though its pretty tough for you atm also, its hard work being a Mum isn`t it? Just home from school, my new class of 4 yr olds have given me a headache, they are sooooo loud !

bubby64 Thu 26-Sep-13 00:04:44

Hi All
Soks - hope you get some +ve feedback from physio, and good luck for Joshua's op tomorrow.
Trips - the fact my 2 got left out of things and were bored had a lot to do with them leaving the scouts, we never had that problem with beavers and cubs. They now love young farmers as they do tend to do stuff, even if it is traipsing round some place. This week they are going to the Coppella processing plant (it was started by a couple who were friends of my parents, now their family has expanded it to a world wide brand, and also own a championship golfcourse, hotel and and spa on some of the land we used to go scrumping on!) How dare your DD go rummaging through your room, and surely she must have known if the dvd was hidden away, it wasnt hers to take and watch! That would make me really furiousangry
How are things going Mama? The very fact you are not on here today makes me think that maybe those babies have decided they want to see the big wide world.
Evening Shabs, Chops and Rubyxx

Bubbs - you any idea how true this is.....advice given from carers to my Dad.

He is in horrendous pain. Cant chew anything at all. Myself and my friend, Chelle, are making home made soup etc etc.

He has a Morphine patch on his back and is now also taking Morphine syrup. The carer has said take paracetamol as well as the syrup.....it all sounds fookin' scary to me.....I cant ring his GP because I WILL lose my mind and start shouting. His GP has been on holiday for 3 weeks now!!!! The mouthwash his GP gave him a few weeks ago has 'burnt' his gums and he has blisters.

WHY IS NOBODY BLOODY INTERESTED IN MY PARENTS? He told me yesterday that when he got his diagnosis in March he was abandoned.....and I think that word is totally correct. Left to 'get on with it'........sorry to rant - for once I am not hungry but I have had a big bottle of wine and want a fight hmm

Sorry to rant on and on.....will take myself to bed and get up about 5am without ever having gone to sleep.

Morning girls xx

Ignore my drunken ranting and raving blush

Sokmonsta Thu 26-Sep-13 09:14:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Chopstheduck Thu 26-Sep-13 10:22:17

aww, fingers crossed for Joshua xxx

shabs, can macmillian help or anyone? Sounds horrendous sad

McMillan urged him to go to the local hospice once a week. The first week my Mum went with him and the second week they refused to let her go with him shock something to do with Insurance??? I know she is difficult sometimes because of her Alzheimers but Dad wont go without her!

I know that we all want a miracle to happen for both of them AND we all know that is not going to happen. It breaks my heart in two because I cant do anything about their situation.....Tom has started going every Monday afternoon after college and having a few hours with them and we make sure that either myself or DH go every single day to check on them and help them. Dan, Em and Lewis go every weekend and Lew cheers them up a lot smile

They have carers who go twice a day and a nurse once a week so I suppose they are luckier than others. At the risk of sounding like a bad tempered two year old 'ITS NOT FAIR!!'

Chopstheduck Thu 26-Sep-13 11:15:41

No, life isn't fair sad

I reckon Lew could cheer anyone up though!

smile Yes Lew is certainly the best 'cheerer upper' I have ever met!!

MultipleMama Thu 26-Sep-13 19:28:11

Still pregnant!

Shabs - Hope people start listening! I can remember the shitty care my mama got, the hospital was useless too.

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MultipleMama Thu 26-Sep-13 22:02:15

Congrats to Emily's teacher!

DH and I have been discussing baby names! We have 2 sets of names all lined just gotta wait until they pop yeah right out to see which names fit! I'm coming off magnesium tomorrow so we'll hope that labor doesn't start back up.

triplets Thu 26-Sep-13 23:01:08

and some news here, dh`s lung and brain scan are all clear, phew!! The agony of sitting in the oncology unit this morning was excruciating and she was running 40 mins late. We can enjoy a breather for 3 months until the next one. Glad Joshua is ok, you are ok Mama but very concerned Shabs about your lovely folks.............I know only too well how the "system" can fail us. xx

bubby64 Fri 27-Sep-13 00:19:35

Sorry shabs for not getting back, busy, busy day, Yes, your dad can take paracetamol, it is not an opiate, but blocks the pain messages getting to the brain, but he really needs to be seen by a pain specialist from MacMillan, as they have all the latest info on pain meds, and can advise better. By the way, the problem with your mum being at the hospice is that she is not an official patient, and if anything happens whilst she is there, they are not covered for liability, shitty i know, but in this day and age of litigation, not surprising.
Mama! Glad your hanging on in there.
Trips- some good news at last, fingers and toes crossed it continues.
Soks- good news also about Josuah, hope that the recovery continues.
Mike was offf school today with a nasty tummy upset, and James started to complain that he was starting to feel "unwell" also, I asked if it had anything to do with the detention I had just been told about by his year head for not doing homework, and also said if he didnt go in tomorrow it would be moved to Monday, so he decided he was ok after all!
Oh, and we have just been told the school is shut Tuesday because of the teachers strike, is this affecting any of you?

triplets Fri 27-Sep-13 00:22:22

teachers strike? where?

MultipleMama Fri 27-Sep-13 06:29:06

Trips - that's brilliant news!

Trying to reply to everyone but my mind isn't cooperating and I feel like I've 10 rounds with Hades. Gunna go back to sleep.

Morning girls xx

Thanks for replying Bubbs - much appreciated xx

Thrilled to bits for you and H Trips - wonderful, wonderful news xxx

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Chopstheduck Fri 27-Sep-13 08:07:37

brilliant news trips!

I hadn't heard anything much about the strikes, so I'm hoping that means ours aren't striking! I'm sure the seniors did last time though confused

Chopstheduck Fri 27-Sep-13 08:08:04

LOL @ James, nice try!

triplets Fri 27-Sep-13 21:57:39

<<<*breaking news*>>

One of my friends from school was walking along the beach today and guess who she saw??
Only Johnny Depp!!
He is staying 4 miles down the road, filming a new Disney film at Dover Castle shock
They are advertisng for extras to audition, men must be between 5ft 6"-6ft 2", women must be size10-14.

<<Trips fills in application form for Weight Watchers>>

MultipleMama Fri 27-Sep-13 22:42:05

So lucky! Damn being pregnant! Do you think they'd want a pregnant woman on set?! It would be a dream to be in a Disney film! I think the new Disney film is called Into the woods.

triplets Fri 27-Sep-13 23:06:32

That's the on Mama, Mr Depp is playing a wolf!

MultipleMama Fri 27-Sep-13 23:14:14

Even better! I love wolves. They're my favourite animal. K's middle name was gunna be Wolf but we changed it haha.

triplets Sat 28-Sep-13 07:39:40

Morning ladies, why can I never sleep in, awake 6.30am! Oh well its looks nice out there, any plans for the w/end?

Morning girls xx

Nowt planned here Trips!

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MultipleMama Sat 28-Sep-13 20:57:24

Feeling down today. I usually love calling my bump a safe haven for my babies to grow but this time it's like a war zone, they should be safe not fighting to survive. It's seems that being in the outside world is the safest place for them. I want them to develop and have a stronger chance to survive outside the womb but I risk stunting his growth and stillbirth and in turn risk his sister. Do I have a section on Monday or do I carry on and let labor come naturally? They're the choices my consultant gave me. DH says carry on but my DF and cousin say section. I feel like a failure, I can't even provide a safe place in my womb so how am I gunna keep them same on the outside... Dammit. Stupid tears.

On the bright side Dieter said his 1st word today; VaVa (German name they call DH) smile

Sok - Glad the physio is helping you!

How's the repairs coming along, Bub? X

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Sokmonsta Sat 28-Sep-13 22:15:22

Oh, and never think of yourself as a failure. You've carried them this far through a rough ride. They're both still with you.

MultipleMama Sat 28-Sep-13 23:11:19

The odds of my boy making it to 37 weeks alive are slim. He's growth is slow and with the constant change in fluid levels it makes it impossible for him to catch up. The longer he's in the womb the more chance of him developing problems especially as he has Symmetrical IUGR. There is a 40% chance he will be stillborn.

As it stands, his fluids are okay. They've warned me that if I do continue and his fluids drop then they have to deliver them (the weekly evaluation choice). The latest they will let me wait is 34 weeks. I'm so confused. DH wants me to wait to let his lungs develop and give our girl the chance to grow too.

In my heart I want to carry on and give them every chance but my head is saying get them out. Can't sleep with all the things going in my head. When they were talking all I saw was their mouths moving and no sound.

triplets Sun 29-Sep-13 06:41:38

Morning...........yes its stupid o`clock again..........grrrr
Mama I had no choice but to have my three delivered by c section at 32 weeks. This was because baby number 3 was slowing right down in growth, I had been given steroids to help their lungs develop from 28 weeks. They were right, baby 1 weighed 4.3oz, baby 2 weighed 4.7oz and baby 3 was 2.15oz. Thankfully all were fine, none needed help to breath and only James went into an incubator to keep him warm. Difficult decision.

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MultipleMama Sun 29-Sep-13 09:00:12

Thanks, lovelies. Our girl is estimated at 3lbs 3oz and our boy is estimated at 1lb 5oz. DH and I discussed everything on the phone and I'm taking to my dad and we've decided to ask to see if we can move the section to 4th October. That way we have more time to think and change our minds if we need to.

rubyrubyruby Sun 29-Sep-13 09:12:57

(((((( )))))) MM sad

No words of advice as this is a decision only you and your loved ones can make. I believe you will feel when the time is right xxxxxxxx

Morning girls xx

Cant imagine how difficult things are for you right now Mamma.

I only found out I was having twins 10 days before they were born at 38 weeks! In the days before scans were done. Danny weighed 5lbs 13 and Gareth was just 4lbs 1. It was the biggest shock of my life.

MultipleMama Sun 29-Sep-13 09:49:21

I think yesterday was me in shock. I was overwhelmed with all the words they were staying. I think just hearing the word stillborn sent me over the edge. Feel calmer today and ready for everything to be explained in simple terms. Glad to be off Magnesium though!

Shabs - boy, that would be a big shock! Thank God for scans haha.

bubby64 Sun 29-Sep-13 18:08:10

Hi Mama, glad things are a little clearer today. I'm sure you will make the right choice for both babes.
I was given a similar choice when at 28wks, wait a little longer and hope James would pick up a bit, but give mike a much better chance, or have a csection at 30wks. in the end, the choice was taken away again as both the labour re-started and couldn't be stopped and J went into foetal distress, so early c section became the only logical choice.

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Mon 30-Sep-13 08:22:49

Morning smile

MultipleMama Mon 30-Sep-13 10:24:47

Morning! My ELC is booked for the 4th! Eek. Never had a section before, so nervous.

How are you lovely ladies, today? smile

triplets Mon 30-Sep-13 13:42:54

I loved every minute of mine, the atmosphere in the delivery room was so lovely, there were a team of 10 for each baby! Its a day I`d love to re-live smile

Chopstheduck Mon 30-Sep-13 14:09:21

I loved my section too! Seemed so serene, especially after the efford of pushing Jack's big head out a few years earlier grin (He was 9lb 7!) Good luck with it mama, will be keeping everything crossed for you and the dts.

MultipleMama Mon 30-Sep-13 14:11:23

Hope ours is lovely. We've discussed it and we've asked for the least amount of people in the room as possible; I hate having crowds of people around me, staring at me. We've asked for DH to watch & photo the delivery if possible but told the Doctor who's preforming the ELC that we want to be told their breathing and I want to see them even if it's just a glance.

I know it's pointless planning but it eases my mind knowing I have some things in place.

Chopstheduck Mon 30-Sep-13 14:30:11

tbh i didn't really notice all the other people that were around. But I did have this gorgeous anesthetist with the sexiest voice ever, and I was only really concentrating on him! smilegrin

MultipleMama Mon 30-Sep-13 15:13:49

Chops - Let's hope I get a sexy one too grin

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triplets Mon 30-Sep-13 22:36:10

Chops I had the most sexy anesthetist (can`t spell that word) too, his name was Howard and kept stroking the back of my hand <<swoon>>

Danny born first (already had the dreaded epidural in place) - head first with the help of those massive old fashioned forceps that I think aren't used anymore!!! 14 minutes later Gareth arrived - feet first...saw his tiny, very blue feet before the rest of him!!!

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Tue 01-Oct-13 07:53:16

Just a quick little message before everything goes chaotic and will update before I head to bed tonight.

This morning I welcomed two beautiful babies into the world smile

Sokmonsta Tue 01-Oct-13 12:35:46

Congratulations mama. I hope all is well with you and your babies. Love and best wishes xxx

MultipleMama Tue 01-Oct-13 13:16:42

Posted their birth story during lunch. Gotta wait for my consultant to check me over before heading up to see them. They're so beautiful.

Oh, we named them Artemis Sophia and Apollo Sevastyan smile

Congratulations, wishing you and your precious babies all the luck in the world. smile x

triplets Tue 01-Oct-13 17:39:18

Wow Mama what a surprise shock hope you are ok, oh boy !!

MultipleMama Tue 01-Oct-13 17:56:27

DH is with them now as I scoff my face with food. I'm worn out and overwhelmed. Apollo is so tiny is hand is the size of DH's fingernail. The machines are everywhere and the ventilator is awfully big sad Artemis likes to scrunch her face and kick her leg while sleeping. I held her todaysmile so precious and fragile. I never knew how much time and care it took just to place her on my chest. DH has already decorated their incubators with Halloween stuff.

Thanks for all well wishes xx

Chopstheduck Tue 01-Oct-13 18:41:07

Congratulations Mama!! Big welcome to Apollo and Artemis xxx

Mama - I know I am very nosey BUT why have your relatives collected placentas and cords? <<slaps own face>> yes I am being nosey - sorry.

MultipleMama Tue 01-Oct-13 21:04:47

Not my relatives, my friend. My dad just made the call. She makes hearts out of the dried cords and she makes the placentas into Raw encapsulations smile

shock I have never heard of that before - interesting stuff!!

rubyrubyruby Tue 01-Oct-13 22:50:51

Oh MM! What a surprise.

I hope you and your little fighters are ok xxxxxxx

bubby64 Wed 02-Oct-13 00:18:41

Wow Mama, how exciting, wonderful news, and lovely namessmile Fingers crossed that your little ones continue to fight on and improve. I know how you feel about how big all the equipment looks, I remember it from my 2, but you will be surprised how soon you start to almost ignore it when concentrating on your babies.

bubby64 Wed 02-Oct-13 00:26:24

Well, despite some very trying times and frequent disagreements, today dh and I have madevit to our 24th wedding anniversary. Lets hope gor at least 14 more!

bubby64 Wed 02-Oct-13 00:27:35

Miss typing there, should be 14th, not 24th!!!

Morning girls xx Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs Bubbs smile xx

triplets Wed 02-Oct-13 06:54:38

Goodmorning and congratulations Bubby thanks
How are you all this morning Mama, hope you got some sleep. Must say that was TMI for me about the cords etc put me off my b/fast! I am surprised they let dh decorate with Halloween stuff, they were sooo strict in our SCUBA unit with the tiny tiny ones. Better get up, boys are off sailing in Dover harbor and is very windy!

Chopstheduck Wed 02-Oct-13 07:34:42

morning girls xx

Congrats, bubby! It's our 4th tomorrow smile

MultipleMama Wed 02-Oct-13 10:56:46

Haha. Some people make milkshakes from their placenta! Had a scare last nigh, Apollo's alarm went off! He had somehow managed to dislodge his tube. He's fine and seems more aware this morning if that makes any sense.

He's only decorated it with a couple paper spiders/bats and stuck them on, along with a name tag and a picture from DC smile

Happy anniversary bubs x

envy <<hurl>>

triplets Wed 02-Oct-13 15:48:44

Whats up chuck? Why the envy face? Oh Mama really?? Do you have a teeny tiny pic yet?? Love to see them smile

MultipleMama Wed 02-Oct-13 20:38:14

Yep, really. I tried one... never again. I'll stick the pills and keepsakes haha.

Plenty of pictures but all still on camera and DH doesn't want them uploading yet until they're home and well. DH wants to keep things private xx

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Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Thu 03-Oct-13 12:56:14

Afternoon. Chaos ensues smile

triplets Thu 03-Oct-13 17:19:54

Afternoon all, feeling really tired today yet had the best nights sleep I`ve had in ages! Mama how long will you have to stay in? Your other children must be missing you. xx

MultipleMama Thu 03-Oct-13 21:09:09

As it was otherwise a normal vaginal delivery, I could be discharged any time the day after. I was discharged this morning. Love being home and seeing the DC really cheer me up but still loathe leaving my babies alone. K is so excited and has been drawing lots of pictures so the A-twins know who he is and to thank them for his new cool glitter pens smile

Sok - Hope all goes well and glad to see the school are taking it more seriously this time x

Evening, ladies. How are you all? X

triplets Thu 03-Oct-13 23:06:04

Have the dcs seen their new brothers yet? Are you able to go in every day, must be difficult for you. We both went every day, 10-5pm but then we had no one at home sad makes me sad just saying that.

bubby64 Thu 03-Oct-13 23:09:15

Happy anniversary Chops thanks
Mama - glad you are home, and the babes are doing well in Scbu.- the thought of a placenta shake makes me gag too.
Soks - I hope the school sorts the problem out, its not good enough to try and fob any parent off. Good luck with the leadership pack
We went out for an curry last night, not very romantic as we took the boys, it was very nice, but i was feeling so tired all i really wanted to do was go home and go to bed, in fact, as soon as we did go home, i went to bed at the same time as the boys, so much for romance eh!blush
Horrendous thunderstorms here tonight, but wonderful lightning shows.

triplets Thu 03-Oct-13 23:16:15

We have just had the mother of all storms here too, bloody rain came through the vent in my kitchen window, rain poured over the work surface and flooded my floor!
Hope you are tucked up in bed Mama, get as much rest as you can! Orders!

triplets Fri 04-Oct-13 00:34:24

Has anyone seen Noah recently? I need an Ark.

MultipleMama Fri 04-Oct-13 02:32:30

Came home from NICU about an hour ago. DH will be going in for 2 hours before work. I'll do the school/daycare drop off then head back up.

They haven't been up yet due to school and nursery but plan to arrange them to visit at the weekend. Was thinking of asking the nurse if she could spare a few minutes to talk to them about their poorly siblings when they do visit. Good idea? I'll be taking just K & A.

We're setting up a routine to go every day and it's 24/7 visiting for parents. I'll be going during school hours and DH will be going after the kid's bedtime. Just hard as we're trying latching etc with Artemis and really want to avoid bottles but don't know if it's possible sad

Weather has been awful hasn't it? Hope your kitchen is sorted, Trips.

Xx

triplets Fri 04-Oct-13 05:45:38

Morning all.............rough wild night, storm past and sky is alight with stars, quite beautiful. Wide awake.........going to be a long day...
Mama, it all sounds exhausting, rest as much as you possibly can, whilst your A babes are being safely looked after, because once they get home.........
Have you thought about asking for help rom Homestart?

MultipleMama Fri 04-Oct-13 07:34:00

We have a cleaner and my dad has temporaily moved in the spare room to help with the kids. I am resting I promise. I seem to catch loads of naps on NICU and I'm sleeping good on a night between the boys waking up 3 times a night still! DH's 10 week leave is coming up on 28th so I'll have more support at home and at the hospital smile

The sky looks very white this morning! Looks like another miserable day though!

Morning girls xx

<<looks around nervously>> Morning.......where did everybody go grin

Sokmonsta Sat 05-Oct-13 09:51:39

Morning!

I had a manically busy day yesterday. Culminating in a little too much good wine with friends and a Chinese. My head!

Sleeping it off currently and dh is taking the bigs to skeggy to drop nana and grandad off for their holiday in a bit.

triplets Sat 05-Oct-13 17:10:36

Here I am me awd mucker grin Having a very lazy day today.........feel tired. J had friend for sleepover so they were talking until 2am. Wish something exciting would happen..................

bubby64 Sat 05-Oct-13 19:46:28

Evening All.
Mama- carry on as you are, I know you want to be with the babies as much as possible, but you have to pace yourself darling. Good news about both hubby and dad being there to support you.
Soks- glad you had a good evening to relax, hope you hot some recovery time today.
Trips - hadnt realised you got to product test one of those posh drinks machines, did you know they were made by Bosch?? Thats why everything to do with them is expensive!! A pity that doesn't reflect in my wages!! grin We got one for our nephew as a house warming present as he and his partner really wanted one.
DH is struggling with fixing his car at the moment, you don't realise how you rely on having all the tools to do the job until they are not there any more! We haven't been psid out for contents yet, so cant afford to replace yet, so he is having to borrow everything from his brotherconfused . I looks like we will conyinue to share one car for next week as well, just when I have another full time week covering for my colleague. I have to run DH to work early, then go to my work in completely then opposite direction, then repeat in the evening, its adding 1.5hrs to our working days sad .

MultipleMama Sat 05-Oct-13 23:10:23

Unable to sleep. The boys are unsettled and have taken over DH's side of the bed and babbling to each other. DH is at the hospital and annoying the nurses by singing some classic Misfits songs to the A-team haha.

Artemis is improving each minute and is showung great signs of wanting to latch.

Apollo however seems to have somehow caught an infection in his right which they're treating, one a good note he's opening his eyes again.

Hope they pay out soon, Bubs and the car manages to get fixed! smile

triplets Sat 05-Oct-13 23:57:06

Just finished my book, starting another one, one of the biggest pleasures in life is reading............even better if I was lying on a sun bed somewhere hot................if only.
Where the trolley these days............surely not my turn again?

triplets Sun 06-Oct-13 01:35:32

ZZZZZ ZZZZ ZZZ ZZ Z see I`m sleeping ZZZ ZZZ ZZ Z Z

MultipleMama Sun 06-Oct-13 01:43:30

I love reading too, Trips. Nothing beats settling down with a good book. I get lost in them so easily. I'm currently reading The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and then reading The Wise Man's Fear for the DC and NICU.

What book you started, Trips?

DH is home and grumbling about a mother on NICU who kept sneezing. Sigh.

triplets Sun 06-Oct-13 09:25:28

What a glorious morning, sun sun sun smile Just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn..........quite a book! It was my choice for our book club, so girls here next Frid for supper to discuss. Now reading The Sea by John Banville. What to do today? Don`t fancy housework!

MultipleMama Sun 06-Oct-13 14:04:50

Think I'm still hormonal! Sat in the hosptal canteen and the Johnsons baby advert comes on, you know, when a baby is born. And I started crying! I got dress Artemis today she currently wearing a daisy yellow dress, it's big on her but so adorable!

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I saw the Johnsons advert tonight and sobbed my heart out................

MultipleMama Mon 07-Oct-13 01:57:29

So glad I wasn't the only one!

Had a call from DH to say Apollo has a grade 2 bleed on the brain and something wrong with his heart; Patent Ductus Arteriosus, of course I went into panic mode wanting to head up there but he managed to calm me down so now I'm cuddling my sleeping boys and waiting for DH to come home so I can pry details from him.

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Morning girls xx

Hope A can soon get sorted out - the medical world has made massive leaps and bounds over the years with regard to heart problems. x

triplets Mon 07-Oct-13 14:04:45

Oh Mama, I admire your outward calmness, I am sure in side you must be so very worried..........if it was me I know I would have have gone straight to the hospital. I really hope its not as serious as it sounds. x

bubby64 Mon 07-Oct-13 20:00:07

Mama - I hope your DH comes home with dome positive news about little Apollo thanks
Soks- so sad you couldn't have some personal time with your parents, I hope you get to arrange some more soon.
Triplets - I used to spend hours reading, I just don't seem to get the time lately. I did spend several hours on Saturday morning in bed alone with my book, but that was the first time in ages. Both DH and I have been avid readers, and, luckily, this has passed on to both boys.
I was actually in a bookshop Saturday afternoon looking at books for the boys Christmas presents, I saw the "Alone" series they would probably like as they both enjoyed the Hunger Games books.
Shabs/Mama- I haven't seen the Johnsons advert yet, I'll have to get the tissues out just in case.
DH has just taken the care out for a test drive, fingers crossed he can use it tomorrow. wink

MultipleMama Mon 07-Oct-13 20:49:05

Update on Apollo; his PDA is too large to be left to see if it'll close on it's own so he tests today to see if he can have the iburofen IV that should close it, they said they'll give another course if this one doesn't work and if that fails they'll wait a week before booking him in for PDA Ligation. Apparently it's not unusual to see in preemies and they think it's what's causing his stats to fluctuate and why he's having a hard time breathing on his ownn. So good news, I think.

Everyone had a good day? X

triplets Mon 07-Oct-13 21:20:04

Did you get to see him today Mama, I must be so difficult for you with your other lovely babes and only a week since you gave birth, I can`t imagine..............

Well I am dreading tomorrow. We are off to Lewisham Hospital in London to see Prof Sanjay Sharma, specialist in sudden death. He is checking the kids, last time he saw them was three years ago, their hearts now should be full adult size. I am sure they are all fine, but it brings it all back, the reason why we are there sad

MultipleMama Mon 07-Oct-13 22:00:18

I really hope you're proved right, Trips, and that they have wonderful adult hearts! X

I saw him for "my time" which is 9am-3pm basically the school hours. DH picks them up, we have family time and keep routines normal. He heads up around 8pm for about 5 hours. We'd love to be there all day and it's heartbreaking not being able to share moments with DH but I have to think of my kids and how special they are to me too. We make it work because we have no choice not the outcome I wanted or ever allowed myself to think about. Weekends we've decided to wing it. It's so hard! How you ladies did it I have bo idea! Superheroes.

Still unable to hold him but being able to do some normal things help and of course, Artemis' cuddles are like treasured gold.

... wow I need to stop ranting! X

Hope everything goes really well tomorrow Trips - I understand your anxiety....have been there and 'bought the tshirt.' I had them scan Matt and Toms hearts repeatedly when I was pregnant with them. Will be thinking about all of you and keeping everything crossed for a fantastic outcome xxxx

triplets Mon 07-Oct-13 22:30:56

Thank you Shabs, you above all understand. Night night xx

Morning girls xx

Chopstheduck Tue 08-Oct-13 07:24:49

Morning girls x

that does sound like good news for Apollo. Must be so hard leaving them in the hospital, I can't imagine it.

Good luck for today trips, I'm sure it will all be fine xx

I've still been busy a lot, trying to keep on top of everything this week, then at the weekend we're off to Norfolk to spend some time with my family - my dad is 60 on Friday! Really looking forward to that, we don't see enough of them.

dd is in the doghouse, I am really rather disappointed in her atm. She is developing an absolutely filthy mouth. She watched a you tube video, bascially a mash up of Gordon Ramsey, rearranged so he was talking about sex, mostly anal. So she then posts a load of rude stuff on facebook thinking it was funny, and on youtube. Stuff about 'mouth full of penus' (sic) and 'gangbanging'. She is 13 fgs! In general atm, all she cares about is sitting in front of a screen and her friends. She had a maths detention yesterday which she decided not to tell me about and so didn't go to it. So, she has been banned from facebook, her youtube account has been deleted and is having her time managed again so she WILL study and she WILL tidy her room, and she WILL shower!


...and breathe!

It really is shocking what young teens get up to online though. I monitor dd very closely, but I see all her friends and what they are getting up to, and I don't think their parents have a clue sad And this stuff is stuck there for eternity!

Totally agree Chops - Tom still has 30 private messages stored on FB....they are from the couple of years he was verbally bullied at High school. He has never spoken to one of the 30 people who sent the offensive messages. He says they are staying there until he is ready to delete them but, for now, he says that they make him realise how much progress he has made.

He has let me read them and they are disgusting, abusive and revolting. I have, by the way, forwarded them to the Head teacher.....sadly not very much was done about it.

I hate FB for younger kids......they have to be thick skinned and savvy to survive on there.

MultipleMama Tue 08-Oct-13 08:13:26

Chops, that's shocking! It's disgusting what kids deem funny these days. It may make them cool and funny to their friends but to everyone else it's nothing to be ever to be proud of. Does she not realise this is her education she's messing with. I mean, take that girl who resigned from that police apprentice because people found out about her twitter and her tweets about gay people. I admire your will, Chops, hope I can be firm and fair when my kids are older. Hope she realises what a great mum she has.

Can't believe my babies are a week old! K got to hug his sister on Saturday. He held her so gently! He's a proud big brother and Aubrey kept giving her kisses. The Child life specialist was so brilliant with them in helping them understand especially with Apollo. Grateful for them.

Any plans today ladies? How's the car, bubs?

MultipleMama Tue 08-Oct-13 15:27:16

Just heard the Baby P parole verdict. I lack faith in a justice system when they deem a cruel, cold hearted, unremorseful woman (doesn't deserve the title of mother) fit to be free. Anyone who allows their child to be abuse deserves no freedom, she lost that right the day Peter was cruely murdered. She's as bad as the man who raised his fist and stroke that poor child. Oh, I'm so mad.

And what is it with prisons these days since when does commiting a crime mean you get the luxuries of watching TV and playing video cames. You should be locked in box with only the nessessities and that doesn't include a yard to roam in.

Artemis has had to endure my rants and grumbles today, poor girl.

Chopstheduck Tue 08-Oct-13 17:53:05

thanks ladies, i had wondered if I had overeacted in coming down so hard on her, glad I wasn't.

I was shocked too Mama, it's only been 6 years. They keep going on about her not being a danger to the public, but that's not really the point is it! angry

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MultipleMama Tue 08-Oct-13 21:59:06

Update on Apollo: because he's being treated for an eye infection and has a grade 2 bleed they're not risking treating him with ibuprofen as he can't have due to the antibiotics he's on so it's a case of waiting for the bleed and infection to clear up and then try but will slow his progress as he's loosing weight and having longer periods of apnea as it is.

Or do the ligation but that's risky as he's not stable enough. They're in talks about it.

Artemis is doing great although now she needs high flow nasal oxygen on a night and still struggling with her temp. She's now latching and feeding but only for a few minutes due to her lack of patience and short temper!

Is the waste build up serious, Soks? Or will ease with time as she grows up? Poor mite, bet she loves being able to get about smile

How was the appt, Trips?

Rubs, Bubs... how are you? I feel like I'm missing someone out...

triplets Tue 08-Oct-13 23:20:25

Hi ladies.......Shabs, could have done with you by my side today to hold my hand as you will understand the turmoil I was in. It was a very long day, we left here at 9am and got home at 8pm. The kids were so good bless them, sat all day waiting for ecg, echo, then our chat with the Prof. They are all fine, we thought this would be that last time he would see them, but he has decided that he would like to keep an eye on them for a while yet, a relief to me. He said Rebecca now has a normal adult ecg, he also told us she has a slight leakage of her mitral valve, as I do. He reassured her it is nothing to worry about, its quite common. The boys ecg is still as he termed it a childs ecg, meaning their heart is not yet adult size, apparently their is quite a difference on the ecg. He spent a long time with us and for the first time really spoke directly to the children, asking them about their life style etc. He also wants us to transfer over to St Georges Hosp where he has his own cardiology suite, he would like to see us there as he feels Lewisham cardiology dept makes it far more stressful than it needs to be. We waited almost 2 hours for the ecgs, then we were told the ultrasound scanner wasn`t working so another wait for just under 2 hours. They then get it going and James goes in, next thing the fire alarm goes off and we were told to evacuate the building. I said I can`t as my son was in the scanning room but they insisted I go. 20 mins late we were called back in, it had been a false alarm, poor James was standing in cardiology wandering where we had been.................I was stressed out. Before we even got there me and dk had a huge row at the station over which platform we needed as we had to change trains He really shouted at me, I stormed off to where I knew we had to go, kids followed, he did eventually and I was right. He then wouldn`t speak to any of us vitually all afternoon, I could have done with a hug and the kids needed abit of reassurance.................it was all very stressful. So anyway we can hopefully put that behind us for another year. I am very tired, thank you all for thinking of me, night night xx

So delighted you got good results Trips....so pleased for you - was waiting up until you posted smile I too would prefer to be kept under the consultants 'wing.' I can truly imagine your reaction when the kids were given the all clear. Have been thinking about all of you all day......as for DK - kick him in the nuts Trips - that will shut him up LOL grin

Morning girls xx

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bubby64 Wed 09-Oct-13 20:41:36

Sorry - really busy here!
Chops - Your DD sounds like my J, and to some extent M as well- the foul mouth, Youtube abuse, detentions and all! J got a detention from his french teacher, which he didnt attend, so got another one, didnt go and ended up with an after school one and on report card. They have a parents access website which can log on to any time and see the latest good and bad happenings, so i now log onto Js o a regular basis to check whats going on. I have just listened to an answerphone msg from his form tutor asking me to come in and speak to her, I'm not happyangry!
Mama - I hope Apollo improves enough to have treatment. M had to have major surgery at only 14days, he seemed so tiny, but these little ones show they can be real fighters.
Soks - The massage may well really help, it used to help M at times when he got the muscle pains.
Shabs - DH and I were talking about this last night, and we both agreed that it was disgusting.
Trips - I'm glad the heart checks went ok, and also very pleased for you that the consultant has been so sensible with his approch both to the move to his unit and keeping an eye on them, But your DH behaved like an arse!
DH has got his car back on the road, thank God.
Went for a check up on the ankle yesterday and a bit upset, I thought the swelling and pain I still get was normal, but apparently it isnt, one of the bolts has worked its way out of the bone and is causing irritation. My lovely consultant said she is going to scan it, and then we will decide what to do. I apparently have 3 choices, 1: Put up with it, but it may get worse, 2:have steroid injections to reduce the inflamation in the hope it will settle down (max of 5) or 3: have her do another op to screw it back in and put another bit of graft over it. Dont know what to do at the moment, I think I will wait for the scan.
The other news is work has told every department they have to try and find people to take voluntery redundancy, if no one is found, then compulsory will be on the cards, my boss came to see me personally to tell me, so it makes me think that they are looking at me as my sickness/absence is high. Another reason to wait and see about this ankle, i think.sad I know i will have some protection under the descrimination act, but it may not be enough.

MultipleMama Thu 10-Oct-13 09:19:23

Good morning ladies and it is a good day indeed.

Tomorrow Artemis is being moved from the NICU to SCBU as she's doing really well. She's still on the oxgyen at night and in the incubator. She's putting on weight and her feeding is improving. So proud of her smile

Bubs - If it was me I think I'd opt for the operation because it seems the better long term solution but as you said it's a big decision and other factors come into it. Hope your job is safe! Because it's not your fault you've been ill and off sick xxx

Sokmonsta Thu 10-Oct-13 10:02:30

Oh mama that is some good news for Artemis, will you be getting more cuddles too?. Hopefully Apollo will be able to follow soon.

All go here. HV, blood tests, preschool boosters, harvest festival and rainbows today. Somewhere I have to fit in lunch for all of us so think harvest festival may just have to be left out. If I can't get to church early enough I won't go anyway as there will be nowhere to put the double pushchair sad

Morning girls xx

Good news about A Mamma - hope her brother is soon following xx

Sokmonsta Thu 10-Oct-13 13:20:45

Harvest festival has been ditched. Lunch is still cooking for the little ones.

Beautiful rainbow here smile

MultipleMama Thu 10-Oct-13 16:47:22

Just a quick reply as the twins are currently chasing each other and 10 seconds away from knocking each other. K & A are attacking DH with tickle. There's bound to be an accident soon haha.

Anyway, the nurse in charge of caring for the twins is gunna call me tonight around 6pm to tell me if the Doctors are gunna allow DH and I our first hold of Apollo! Fingers crossed! smile

bubby64 Thu 10-Oct-13 19:42:18

Mama - great news aboutArtimas and her "promotion"grin Hope her brother will join her soon.grin grin

MultipleMama Thu 10-Oct-13 19:49:20

Thanks, bubby.

We get to hold our son tonight!!!! :D :D best day ever!

Chopstheduck Thu 10-Oct-13 20:05:28

Aww that is brilliant mama! Happy cuddling x

{{{{hugs}}}}} bubby, seems to be one thing after another atm.

Trips that is good news smile

Dd appears to be keeping her head down and has actually been a lot more pleasant to be around.

triplets Thu 10-Oct-13 23:13:32

Lovely news Mama smile
dk been a dk again and I am very cross...........very

Oh Trips - you OK love? Stupid question I know - just let me know if there is anything I can do - or help with xxx

triplets Thu 10-Oct-13 23:27:27

He just really p****s me off, stupid row tonight because I want to put a mirror up in our dining area, was accused of spending too much time looking in one! Was told I am as bad as my neighbour, told him he should be married to her, she is his age, not someone as young as me!! Did not go down well.......bloody men!

My God - they are all barking mad!!!!!!!!!!! My DK says to me 'Why dont you go and buy some new clothes?' I am not interested in material stuff - only buy clothes when I really need them. IF I was to go and buy something really pretty he would say 'Who are you trying to impress with that???' Kick him in the nuts Trips - really hard - and then one more time from me PMSL. Barking bloody mad!!

triplets Fri 11-Oct-13 06:18:19

Morning girls. Wide awake after sleepless night, blowing a gale out there and its still dark at 6am, depressing. Hate the end of summer, am not a winter person. I expect today is going to be a quiet one, no talking after last nights row. Tonight I have the girls here for book club supper, something to look forward to. I am cooking chicken with lemon/garlic/thyme drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Little potatoes Spanish style with red onion/chorizo/peppers and smoked paprika. For pud a lemon meringue pie and a fresh raspberry cake served with clotted cream.

Leftovers will be on the trolley later grin

Morning girls xx

Dark, windy and very cold here Trips sad

Chopstheduck Fri 11-Oct-13 07:48:28

HMF - leftovers?!

I wanna come to book club!

Chopstheduck Fri 11-Oct-13 07:49:08

windy and cold here too. I hate winter. sad So depressing to think this is the last of the warm weather til next year now. I need to win a winter sun holiday!

MultipleMama Fri 11-Oct-13 08:20:28

Windy and cold here too but I love Autumn and winter. I love wrapping up warm and cuddling with family in front of fire on a night. Although with the A-team I'm dreading either us or the DC catching colds!

Your DK deserves a kick in his manly parts! Hope you enjoy book club tonight. Save me some leftovers? smile

Last night I held my son and all our problems melted as he slept on my chest. It took 45 minutes to move him as his sats kept dropping and they taught me what to look for (vitals wise) while holding him. It broke my heart to put him back after only an hour. DH will be holding him tonight. grin grin

Sokmonsta Fri 11-Oct-13 11:51:32

Morning ladies. I love the colder weather. Stew and hot chocolate weather smile

Mama. I know an hour isn't long but I hope you get many longer cuddles very soon. Keeping everything crossed for you that the winter bugs stay away.

<<sits in a corner, shivering and moaning>> I really, really dont like this weather. Give me some hot Greek sunshine any day x

Sokmonsta Fri 11-Oct-13 13:32:03

Sending sunny vibes Shabs. Picturing a sunny terrace with whitewashed walls, jug of retsina or ouzo on the table. Meze (however you spell it) to dip into at your leisure.

Thank you Sok - wish it was that easy!! grin

MultipleMama Fri 11-Oct-13 15:56:12

Evening ladies.

Packing up some our stuff for Germany and I came across notes exchanged between DH and I dated 7 years ago along with a CD that DH made of him singing my favourite songs. I put in the CD and now I'm a blubbering mess. I love when DH sings to me and the DC. I may persuade him to connect with hia old school friends in Germany and put their band together.

Couldn't hold Apollo today but they've approved DH's hold tonight. I cannot wait to witness it smile Apollo is having his PDA surgery next Thursday! So scared.

Artemis is now on SCBU and doing well. Kills me to have to divide my time even more but if it means they're getting stronger and she's almost home. I don't care smile

bubby64 Fri 11-Oct-13 18:36:24

Trips- I agree with all the others, a swift kick in the meat and 2 veg is very much deserved!
Shabs- agree about the cold wet weather, I hate it too.
Mama- glad a cuddle is on the cards. I know the thought of surgery is scary, but these little ones are much stronger than we give them credit for.
Chops, if you are going for a winter holiday, can you pack me in your suitcase, mind you, it would have to be a very large one to fit me ingrin
Soks - I did hamhock in honey and clove glaze tonight, with baked potato and leeks- cold weather winter food!

bubby64 Fri 11-Oct-13 18:38:55

Mama- DH singing to me is what made me realise I was in love with him - He sang the Matt Monroe song "Around the World" the old romantic, he has a very good singing voicesmile

MultipleMama Fri 11-Oct-13 18:57:10

DH has an amazing voice but doesn't like to shout about it anymore. He lost a bit of confidence after voice surgery but he's slowly realising he can sing just as he did before.

He sang "Ain't no sunshine" for me on our first date. He now sings it to the kids at bedtime. Cheesy as it sounds it was love at first sight. For me anyway - I was persistant wink

triplets Sat 12-Oct-13 07:21:26

Morning everyone...........yes having my Sat lie in! Awake since 6am with a mouth as dry as the bottom of a budgies bird cage! Serves me right, bit too much vino.............I was abit disappointed with the food, my cooker is playing up, thermostat has gone on one oven and the other on gets too hot and I had to keep turning it down, juggling stuff around. Still girls seemed to enjoy it and puds were cleared! Trouble is dk gets tired and by 11pm he starts throwing out the cat and rattling milk bottles etc, course we took a lot of notice and last friend left at 12.30am!

rubyrubyruby Sat 12-Oct-13 07:30:51

Any leftovers Trips?

Glad your little ones are getting stronger MM smile

Sorry I've not been around much - I do try to catch up when I can. Life all a but manic. I have soooo much work on but I do love it and know that it will dry up a bit in a month or so and then I can get back to real life. New house is time consuming too.

<<waves to all>>

MultipleMama Sat 12-Oct-13 07:57:28

Glad you enjoyed yourself last night despite your dodgy ovens. wink

I had planned to have lie in DH and DF had planned to take the DC to the park with the dog but the twins woke up screaming and clingy at 5am so that was my lie in over! Today's plan of attack is park, arts n crafts, Library and then hopefully DH & I can head to the hospital if not, we'll head just head up tonight.

DH held Apollo last night and his alarm went off which freaked the hell out of us especially DH. His heart rate had dropped but after adding another blanket it starts to climb back... so weird! Other than that their hour together was perfect smile

triplets Sat 12-Oct-13 07:57:46

<<puts left over Spanish potatoes in microwave....................ping....fries egg and puts on top>>
breakfast is serve m`lady smile

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Sat 12-Oct-13 10:05:38

Morning smile
Had a lovely lie in (once I ignored the 3yo laying on top of me 'cuddling').
Just off to get up now I suppose.

MultipleMama Sat 12-Oct-13 10:27:10

Tonight I'm making Vegetable stew seasoned with Rosemary and then top it off with garlic dumplings.

Sunday ras

MultipleMama Sat 12-Oct-13 10:41:06

Damn phone.

Trying to get the twins to eat more cooked veg rather than just sticks with sauce so hoping hiding them in gravy with dumplings will do the trick!

Tomorrow for Sunday roast I'm gunna make roasted veg & goats cheese wellington Cinnamon honey Roasted root veggies then Whole wheat Chocolate Coconut donuts for desset hope that will tempt them to eat their lunch and try different things!

I'm gunna make us all fat. Kids are doing crafts... what should I do?! Haha.

bubby64 Sat 12-Oct-13 11:51:19

I had my lie in as well! dh took his car in for MOT again, hope it passes this time,
Trips, glad you enjoyed yourself despite DK's not so subtle hints. perhaps you can gently remind him that of course, older people need more sleep, so he can go to be early on his owngrin grin
Ruby- nice to see you, dont worry, you can drop in whenever you canwink
Mama- that little tyke is keeping you all on your toes, isn't he.wink

MultipleMama Sat 12-Oct-13 13:46:37

Bubs - hope th x

MultipleMama Sat 12-Oct-13 13:59:05

Stupid, stupid phone! Bloody posting before I'm done.

As I was trying say...

Bubs - I hope the car passes it's test! And the little tyke does like to keep us on his toes. I swear he waits until we're there and then plays tricks on us. Was talking to the nurse and say he's usually asleep and hardly any trouble. DH thinks he's on a Vendetta!

Sok- Ahh those 'cuddles' which basically means lets jump on mummy and wake her up. Only my kids fall back asleep and leave me awake. Once I jumped on K's bed and woke him up. Needless to say he wasn't impressed but his expression was so worth the 10 minute tantrum at 6am!

triplets Sat 12-Oct-13 23:36:59

I am sooo tired after last night but no chance of getting any sleep, Rebecca has her friend here and they sooo noisy, must have asked them a dozen times to be quiet. She wonders why I usually say no to sleepovers!

triplets Sun 13-Oct-13 07:31:57

Morning..............eventually all quiet just after 1am........why are girls so much noisier than boys? Of course they`ll be in bed until mid-day. Got some baking to do, my brothers 60th birthday bash tonight.....ovens dodgy so its going to be fun!

MultipleMama Sun 13-Oct-13 07:44:54

Good morning. Today I woke up to find the house quiet like too quiet. And I woke up alone. Weird. Looked out the window and found them all in wellies and winter gear splashing in the puddles and mud. Guess who'll be put in charge of cleaning them up...

Think I may indulge in a long shower and actually make myself look decent or maybe I should just put on my coat and wellies and go join them... yeah I'll do that grin

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Sun 13-Oct-13 10:17:56

Morning.

Lots of rain here this morning. Twins back down for a nap and bigs arguing over silly things.

Roast lamb for dinner. Mmmm

MultipleMama Sun 13-Oct-13 14:54:03

Took me over an hour to clean 4 flithly children and dress them. We had a 5 way shower so I could clean too and save time. They had so much fun.

Dinner was a success the boys loved the goats cheese smile however I did drop the tray of roast Veg when I felt a phantom kick in my stomach. Scared me half to death! Luckily I prepared extras. Also the vegan donuts turned out pretty good too.

We're going leaf/conker/acon picking after the twins wake up so they can make pictures to hang in the A-teams woodland themed nursery (germany home). I'm more excited than them.

Off to see the A-team at 8pm. Can't wait for Artie's cuddles smile

bubby64 Sun 13-Oct-13 16:33:07

Car didn't passsad silly things such as indicator light too pale (old lens, colour has faded), washer not working( one tube needed replacing) and back brake sticking (needs grease on mechanism) All easy to fix, but bits needed to be ordered. Never mind, it's an old car Nissan micra 1998, but easy and cheap to fix and run, we hope it will have a couple more years life in it yet.
DH went out last night with an old mate, didn't get home til past midnight, but, due to his AS he has so few real friends, it was nice he was enjoying himself. Mind you, he now realises that with the things they used to get up to together in the bike club , he is lucky he is still alive! Regularly 130mph down Colchester bypass with pillion passenger, trying to get from 1 pub to another before closing time!

triplets Sun 13-Oct-13 23:01:51

Evening ladies, just back from the birthday bash, loud loud disco, pleased kids but not dk....................wo o black Betty shal lam lam......wo o black Betty shal lam lam grin...........I had a good time grin

MultipleMama Mon 14-Oct-13 06:26:27

Aw glad you and kids had fun Trips!

Still can't have any more holds of Apollo just yet. He's still needing the ventilator to do most of the work for him, his infections are still there but his Grade 2 is slowing down. Oh and he lost another oz. Sigh.

Artey is doing great, her oxgyen is still needed on a night but her feeding is coming on great and her cuddles are amazing!

At least you can fix the car, bubs
MOTs can be so nit picky about things.

Morning girls xx

MultipleMama Mon 14-Oct-13 08:10:29

Morning, Shabs xx

I'm playing Ice Hockey today!! Cannot wait to get in my gear and on the ice. Getting as much time as I can on the ice as I don't know if there will be one close in Germany!

By the Christ - ice hockey - are you mad woman grin

My 'undercarriage' still hurts from delivering my twins and they will be 32 just after Xmas.

......and my 'plumbing' is still not working properly <<cough, sneeze, small wee>>

MultipleMama Mon 14-Oct-13 09:51:00

DH thinks I'm mad but he married me so he has no point to argue. Haha. Besides I'm only in the net and I can help lose what's left off my baby weight smile

I feel fine, a few twinges during certain after hours activites. My 'undercarriage' is back to normal. It's had it's MOT! However we've decided to give my body a break for about a year. My consultant agrees as not only have I had 3 PGs in 3 years but 2 sets of twins in under 2 years. We've discussed #7 but when DH starts planning dates I glare and he stops haha. Far too soon to be discussing that!

<<puts a jacket on Mamma that ties at the back and pushes her into the padded cell>>

grin

Sokmonsta Mon 14-Oct-13 12:39:07

Afternoon!!

MultipleMama Mon 14-Oct-13 13:40:13

<<looks around the cell and thinks quietly, 'the white really does bring out the colour in my eyes'>> :D

Currently have a Queen sing off with DH in the car. Currently he's winning 2:1 damn him and his good vocals. Yesterday, he sang "I want to break free" while holding Artey and dancing around the cot with her. The nurses think he's a hoot. One of the most upbeat irritating fathers on the ward!

bubby64 Mon 14-Oct-13 22:25:44

Mama - I totally agree with shabs, you both need those fashionable jackets with sleeves that belt up at the back!!shock grin shock
Trips - glad you had a good party, sod your dkwink
slightly better news re job - union rep pointed out to me I work on a job share basis, so, since they have already said they don't want to shut our dept down, they can't easily get rid of just one of us, all they can do is say the jobs hours are reduced . It may piss off my job share colleague, but I have decided to stick my heels in and say even if they reduce the hours, I still want my 1/2 of them, as reduced hours are better than no hours at all!

triplets Mon 14-Oct-13 22:54:25

Now Mama, being the oldest and the wisest on here wink I need to give you a good talking to.
So soon after giving birth to your fragile babes you go ice skating? Who is going to look after 6 children if you end up in plaster?
Hanky panky already and thinking of number 7? Are you insane woman?
I am sure there will be an ice rink in Germany, when your poor young body has rested and recovered!
Btw why did your dh have to have voice surgery, nothing serious I hope?
I don`t know Mama, I thought I had packed a lot into my life, you make me feel down right idle.................do you ever stop?

There endeth my sermon................for tonight grin

Morning girls xx

triplets Tue 15-Oct-13 06:50:05

Good morning Shabs............morning girls........its sooo dark this morning.................boo hoo, miss those lovely sunny mornings, they were here only two weeks ago! Off to lunch with my brothers today as its Barrys big 60!

MultipleMama Tue 15-Oct-13 10:20:22

#7 has been diascussed but will not happening any time soon.I'm listening to my consultant on this one. He's done me good this past year smile I wasn't playing a match just attending a practice, so was doing exercises and a few in net nothing defensive that required physical contact. And cleared by my consultant too, told not to overdo but practice is okay.

DH had cysts on his vocal chords end of last year but they had caused irriation and scarring before they were removed. He's fine now but he had to have speech therapy and vocal training.

Running late to the hospital as the twins are exetremely cranky and wouldn't sleep with the boob. Praying that Apollo is a little more awake today, I wanna ses his beautiful eyes smile xx

MultipleMama Tue 15-Oct-13 14:28:40

Why do we keep medicines and the lark in the top cupboard away from children but have bleach, washing liquid under the sink in reach... K figured out how to open the child locks last night. Smart little bugger.

FIL sent me a few pictures today. He's completed K & A's rooms and BIL has finished the bathroom (we now have jacuzzi bathtub!) and has started on the kitchen with friend smile so lucky to have a supportive family xx

There's no change with Apollo but Artemis's has gained 5oz! She's now 3lb 6oz smile Happy 2 week birthday babies smile

triplets Tue 15-Oct-13 22:56:11

Well done England!! What a match, now go to wait until next June! Had a lovely time today, I am so lucky to have such lovely brothers smile

MultipleMama Wed 16-Oct-13 00:05:41

Good day for us, too, trips. Germany are through to the '14 cup! smile Not really a fan on football but DH's DF and DB are so we gotta keep up haha. Glad you had a good day.

Long day today. Night ladies.

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Wed 16-Oct-13 07:49:50

<peers through the fog> - physical and metaphorical.

Ah! There you are grin

Morning ladies.

Mama. Hope Apollo showed you his beautiful eyes.

Don't understand football, it's lost on me. Great British bake off on the other hand...

Today is lunch with mother dear, tomorrow is dh's birthday. Awkward sod doesn't want/need anything so it's been challenging coming up with a gift for him. Which so far is nothing from me and nice coffee from the dc. He's forgotten I paid for tickets to see Mickey flannigan next month so I could argue that's his birthday treat... And then I'll make him a cake later. He's out tonight so gives me plenty of time.

What's everyone's plans today?

Sokmonsta Wed 16-Oct-13 07:50:43

Crap. Missing text is 'peering through the dog'. I always manage to do that accidentally.

MultipleMama Wed 16-Oct-13 09:44:27

Morning ladies.

Me too, Sok. I really thought Ruby would be the one to go this week. She looks so miserable and her effort looked half assed. Can't wait for the final.

Apollo still hasn't opened his eyes for me and nurses said he hasn't either just that sleeps or kicks his legs. It's his surgery tomorrow. So trying to cram as much visiting in as possible.

Sokmonsta Wed 16-Oct-13 10:16:01

Dog?? FFS fog.

Keeping you all in our thoughts ready for tomorrow mama.

Yes. Ruby's presentation was appalling. I was shocked she went through. Honestly thought this would be her last week. Think I get more worked up about gbbo than X factor!

MultipleMama Wed 16-Oct-13 14:11:48

Same here. I like emily she's so creative but I have hunge that other lady will win. I can't remember her name. My favourite was the scientist and his octopus bread!

Artemis has been such a lively madam today. Always sticking her tongue out and flapping about like a fish. She's gunna be show a lively baby once she's home smile

bubby64 Wed 16-Oct-13 21:21:18

Hi all.
Mama - prayers going out for little Apollo for his surgery. Great to hear Arty is doing so well
Misty, rainy day here today. Got my hair cut and coloured, birthday pressie from DH, Mike made bolognase sauce at school, so that sorted tea, and boys insisted on me opening their presents tonight instead of tomorrow, as I'm working. J got me a beautiful enamel frog on lilypad keyring (I collect frogsgrin ) and M got me a nice necklace, both of which they choose and paid for themselves. They also had DH buy a cake, which we had tonight. They had also decorated the living room for me.
Got my choir concert Friday, where I have a solo, so bricking it!

MultipleMama Wed 16-Oct-13 21:34:10

DH is staying overnight in the parents room as it's Apollo's surgery. I would too but the twins are restless and breast feeding them is the only thing that's bringing comfort to them (I think they sense my unease and worry). I'll be going up in the morning and DH has the day off work, DF has offered to do the school/nursery run. Surgery is a 10am. Think positive thoughts for us and little A smile

MultipleMama Wed 16-Oct-13 21:36:32

Happy birthday, bubs!! X

Happy Birthday Bubbs - your pressies sound wonderful xxx

Thinking of A tommorow Mama - hope everything goes very well for him - and all the family xxx

triplets Wed 16-Oct-13 23:55:53

Birthday greetings birthday girl ! Don`t work too hard tomorrow!

Mama.............a scary day for you tomorrow, I pray all will be well. xx

Morning girls xx

<<yawn>> had a full 4 hours sleep hmm Trips and anyone else who has kids who will start 6th form college in the next couple of years WARNING WARNING your child will have shed loads of homework grin and I mean SHED LOADS!!!

Sat here till about 11pm with Tom (who had droopy eyelids by the time we finished) helping with a presentation he has to do on Friday!!!

He is doing a Btec IT practitioner......luckily no exams with a Btec but they are assessed every week and awarded marks for 3 pieces of homework - up to now he has managed to get 2 distinctions (equivalent to an A at A level standard) and he is determined to get his third this week.

<<whispers>> IT would not be a subject I would choose.......so boring!!!! - but he loves it!!

rubyrubyruby Thu 17-Oct-13 07:00:19

Happy Birthday Bubby cake

Thinking of your beautiful Apollo today MM and sending positive vibes xxx

Yes Shabs - loads!

triplets Thu 17-Oct-13 07:43:21

Morning all.............kids in bed as teachers on strike! Inconsiderate of them not to have made it a Monday so we could have had a w/end away grin
Been worrying myself how much of a nightmare it will be when we get our new kitchen fitted, how do you cope for a week without a kitchen, where do you put it all when it arrives??? Anyone want 5 lodgers?
Has anyone any ideas as yet what you are getting your teenage dcs for Christmas? I am wondering about the Tesco Hudl for my three, they each have cracked screens on phones and ipods atm. Not sure if it would be "cool" enough for them, could get three with my club card vouchers on their double up thingy.

Mama hope you got some sleep xx

Chopstheduck Thu 17-Oct-13 08:19:26

Morning girls

Happy birthday Bubby xx thankscake

Hope everything goes well for Apollo today, Mama, will be thinking of him this morning xx

Wow, shabs, Tom is doing fantastically. grin DS1 is getting tons of homework too, I think yesterday was the first day he has had none, and he was over the moon. He has been working til gone 8 some days, so 5 hours after school, which seems a lot for an 11 year old.

The Hudls do look good trips, I know one of my friends is getting them for her kids and her oldest is 15, so they must be fairly cool. dd already has a tablet, only problem is that it seems to be very addictive and we have had to limit it. Her behaviour def went downhill the more time she spent on it. Though dt1 also has one, and he isn't so bad with it.

I'm hoping to stay away from tech this year they all have far too much. I'm thinking some decent scooters for the boys to take to the skate park, they broke all theirs several years ago but had heaps of fun in the summer playing on scooters belonging to a friend's sons. DS1 needs a new bike. DD will be impossible. She is only really into anime and manga these days - all of which is horrendously expensive. I tend to be tight quite careful with money and pick up bargains, but it's impossible with the sort of things she is into now.

Mine are all off for strikes too, boys were up before 7, dd hasn't surfaced yet. Probably going to take them ice skating this morning since I still have a groupon voucher to use up.

MultipleMama Thu 17-Oct-13 14:54:34

Hey ladies. A quick update; Apollo made it through surgery, he flat lined within minutes of being under but managed to get him back quickly. No other complications. His still has a heart murmur but they say it's harmlesa. So bloody relieved! Xx

Chopstheduck Thu 17-Oct-13 15:46:29

I've been checking back in every so often, so glad he made it through the surgery ok. Well done, Apollo! Hope he soon recovers and you get some cuddles with him.

rubyrubyruby Thu 17-Oct-13 16:08:39

<<phew>> xxx

MultipleMama Thu 17-Oct-13 17:51:45

Thanks, ladies.

So far he's doing well, his sats are more stable and higher than they ever have been. All good signs. He's still struggling to breath but that's down to his RDS but hopefully this surgery will help.

Artie is oxgyen free! And tomorrow being moved into an open cot. They say she needs to grow, put on weight and see if she can feed fully without the tube and then she'll be ready for home! They're hoping mid-November smile

Sokmonsta Thu 17-Oct-13 22:06:14

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bubby64 Thu 17-Oct-13 22:34:05

Thanks for the b.day wishes ladies.
Mama - so relieved about little Apollo, clever little boy wink
Trips/Chops -We were lucky in a way with the strikes, as they had the one here on a Friday, so it just made a long weekend
Shabs- Your Tom is a clever lad with bags of enthusiasm, he is bound to do well.
Soks - hope lunch with your mum went well the other day, sorry I forgot to mention it yesterday.
DH has bought me a handbag I admired in a shop over a month ago, didnt think he had noticed. grin Its a bag I will hardly ever use, as its a grey schiffon beaded evening bag, but I just love knowing its mine and I can look at it whenever I likegrin grin

triplets Thu 17-Oct-13 23:18:02

Wonderful news Mama...........you must be feeling so relieved, what a little fighter smile
What a sweet line Bubbs about your grey bag, love it smile

MultipleMama Fri 18-Oct-13 00:35:08

Sok - They were due on 3rd December. I know they said Mid-November as an optimistic date but they say it's a good time frame to aim for but to also be prepared and aware that things change. I understand all that but just knowing that they're thinking of time frames is one more step to getting her home. I'm surprised myself at how well she's doing, she's feeding well but so impatient with it.

Apollo opened his eyes!! Only for a few minutes but so worth it, I just... seeing him open his eyes was like relief, sounds silly but when he was so pale after his surgery and so limp it was scary even though they said he was fine, I guess I needed that reassurance from him that he was.

Bubby - That was nice of DH to remember something like that and buy it you. I feel the same with shoes. Sometimes, I buy them because they look pretty...

Exhausted and emotional strung out. Time to put this phone down and cuddle with my kiddie winks seeing as they've hijacked our bed.

Morning girls xx

Sokmonsta Fri 18-Oct-13 08:08:01

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MultipleMama Fri 18-Oct-13 13:21:53

Afternoon ladies. X

MultipleMama Fri 18-Oct-13 20:22:44

I swear my kids are going to give me a heart attack. First, Dee decides a sofa would be the best place to jump from and ends up nutting his head on the toy box. Hello, stitches. Then K decises VaVa's new helmet needs more colour and painted it and A decided to help. I now have 3 clingy DC, a grumpy DH and to top it off I haven't been able to visit the A-team, today. Oh and I ruined my favourite dress sad

How's your day been, ladies? X

Sokmonsta Fri 18-Oct-13 23:27:08

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Been to bed once hmm LUCKILY my brother went to my parents at lunch time.....when he got there a sales rep was sat with them telling them they needed a new garage!!! He told them there was dangerous asbestos in the old one and for ELEVEN THOUSAND PISSIN' POUNDS he would build them a new one. angry My brother (and he has been horrible with me since all this started) told the sales rep to get outside because he wanted a word with him.

Their house is raised up quite high and the drive way is steep. My brother ended up screaming in the face of the rep and backing him down the drive. Told him exactly what he would do to him if he came back.

That is the second 'sales rep' to call at my parents in the last few weeks. Have reported both of them on the non emergency police phone number. Why would anybody do that? I am constantly broke but I would never cheat anyone like that.

Sat here now.....its all quiet in the house. Got Joannah Lumleys 'Greek Oddessey' playing quietly on the telly and wide awake!!!

Need to slap myself across the face to be honest!!

Morning girls xx

Gave up trying to sleep about 3am!!

Sokmonsta Sat 19-Oct-13 11:33:52

Morning.

MultipleMama Sat 19-Oct-13 14:41:31

They need to make those dog head cones for children... I don't know how many times I've pulled Dee's fingers away from his stitches but I'm 2 seconds away from borrowing one from the vet!

Apollo is doing well, still relying on the ventilator but he's taking more breathes and he isn't sucking in his chest as much, he has much more colour in his body and he's opening his eyes more. Still haven't held him yet. Artie is spoiled rotten with all the cuddles she's been receiving! smile

Hope you managed some sleep, Shabs. That's disgusting what those sales reps where doing. How dare they prey on them like that. I hate people like that. They're thieves.

Sok, I hope James is fairing better today. How are the LOs today? x

triplets Sat 19-Oct-13 15:26:00

Good afternoon ladies, if you can call it that. Peeing it down, very miserable in fact. Everyone sat here bored. Just made some Indian kebabs to go with usual chicken curry tonight.............anyone want to come? Could do with some stimulating company, need a chat and a bottle of wine.........................

triplets Sat 19-Oct-13 22:48:14

Was it something I said ?confused
Even made my own poppadums, where were you all?

<<Trips sweeps last of the bhajis under the shag pile >>

MultipleMama Sat 19-Oct-13 23:35:43

Awww did I miss the food?! Dammit. I made homemade vegetarian lasagne with garlic bread. Still have leftovers.

Next time; if you make a veggie curry, I'll send over the DC. They seem to be really into their food lately. I'm fed up of cooking. grin

So tired, I want a bubble bath but DH is at the hospital, DF is out with friends and the twins refuse to sleep and wake each other up but as soon as you split them up to sleep they freak out. I need a babysitter. Any takers? Lol.

Morning girls xx

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triplets Sun 20-Oct-13 17:30:37

Would someone sit me down and give me a large bloody drink please? Am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo angry and upset I could cry. Boys been out airsofting with mates, James has come home in tears, was shot in the face and has lost half his top front tooth. 3 years of bloody braces.............oh I could cry. sad

Oh bloody hell Trips - Tom just said 'Ouch' when I read your message to him and then I had to google what 'airsofting' is!!! Do they not wear guards or anything? Reading your message made me shudder.

triplets Sun 20-Oct-13 22:52:51

oh Shabs, still feeling gutted and I know its only a tooth, but its his bloody front tooth. I sent a pm to the boy concerned on FB asking him to contact me, he just did. His reply was "yeh"? He knows what I want him for. They do wear protective gear, everywhere but their mouths! I have always been afraid they would blind each other, have spent God knows how much on Amazon buying visors etc. Dk just says its no good me going on, it won`t change thins, I bloody well know that. Will pm you the rest.................xx

MultipleMama Sun 20-Oct-13 23:17:07

Ouch, Trips! Don't they have face guards? Poor lad. sad <<hands Trip large glass of wine/beer>>

Well, I had a phone call from DH and head nurse earlier. He had gotten upset with a her nurse and asked him to leave ward. I went up to sort it out and find out what the hell had gone. From what I was told feom both parties. A nurse had "accidentally" handled Apollo carelessly when changing his covers. His neck wasn't supported well and it dropped back causing his alarm to go off and his heartrate drop dramtically. DH had witnessed the whole thing and instantly went into panic mode (swearing at her etc). DH was crying and shaking when I got there. We're both shaken up and now paranoid at leaving him alone. We're having a meeting with head nurse tomorrow to discuss the situation. As far as I'm concerned that nurse is going no where near our son. I know it was a mistake on her part and feels terrible but it could have killed him or broke his neck. I still can't think about it without panicking.

What a day! If I drunk alcohol, I'd be sharifng a bottle of wine with you, Trips! X

triplets Sun 20-Oct-13 23:25:04

Oh Mama that is shocking, awful, your poor dh. x

MultipleMama Sun 20-Oct-13 23:56:36

Just saw your previous reply, Trips! I have feeling the boy you contacted is one of those with a "yeah, so?" Attitude and finds it more funny than serious. I think I 'd be as wound up as you on J's behave especially after spending 3 years with braces. A front tooth is on view and it can damage self confidence sometimes. Would he like to borrow my goalie helmet and mouth guard for next time?! grin

Trips have replied to you my dear friend. We both walk the crappy path of the bereavement of a child. I wish we lived next door to each other so I could hug you, get drunk with you, dance with you and wet our pants laughing together grin

Mamma that is so very, very wrong - in every way, shape and form. Disgusting - get them sorted out!!

MultipleMama Mon 21-Oct-13 06:06:19

Not even been home 3 hours and my kids have aleady decided it's time to get up. It's not fair. DH slept in the parents room last night at hospital - too paranoid and wound up to leave, wish I could have stayed too. Meeting is at 10am after doctor rounds.

It's a good job kids are in school/nursery and that DH's bosses are understanding!

Morning, ladies!! Rise and shine!

Morning girls xx

Chopstheduck Mon 21-Oct-13 06:43:15

Morning girls x

Oh no, poor James! What will they do with it? Can it be crowned?

Poor Apollo too! That is terrible. Hope the meeting goes ok today, mama.

We had quite a quiet weekend. Relaxed mostly, went food shopping with a tesco giftcard I won. Free food is very handy! Went for a run yesterday and did 5k in 31 minutes, new personal best! Dead chuffed with that.

Sokmonsta Mon 21-Oct-13 08:23:12

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MultipleMama Mon 21-Oct-13 14:26:41

So mad. First the head nurse was late to meeting and then told us the girl had phoned in sick. Needless to say DH was furious and called them on her bullshit and made the threat of she comes here or we'll be go above her head and claim abuse and neglect on both their counts. Another meeting was scheduled for 12pm this time she arrived. When we asked why she didn't turn up she said was scared she'd lose her job and felt we were simply overreacting. I have never wanted to intentionall hurt someone before but I was so close to hit her. She's been a NICU nurse for over 6 years she should know how to hold a preemie! Blah blah blah. It ran on for an hour and things were settled. She is no longer allowed any part of caring for Apollo or be present when Doctors discuss his care. She is been done for neglect and unwittingly causing harm. She'll be working on SCBU until a decision has been made to whether they'll take further action. We've express she doesn't handle any part of Artie's care while she's there.

DH is down on SCBU having cuddles with Artie. I don't think DH will stop until she's off ward altogether but I doubt that will ever happen

MultipleMama Mon 21-Oct-13 14:29:09

Sok, that's not fair of your dad to compare your boys. Both have different needs of care and both have different personalities. Glad the Christianing went well.

Morning girls xx

triplets Tue 22-Oct-13 18:01:42

Dark grey evening, clocks going back soon sad I hate saying goodbye to the Summer..................feeling wistful.........thinking of happier days, that makes me sad...........how contrary is that?
James has to have the tooth crowned sad

Sokmonsta Tue 22-Oct-13 21:44:07

Evening. Exhausted. Enjoyed gbbo. Off to zzzz now.

triplets Tue 22-Oct-13 22:23:56

What to watch now, hate it when my fav programmes end, think she won it fair and square.
Feeling very fed up atm, feel wound up tonight like a spring. James had his tooth patched up today until they can crown it, he went to ATC tonight and came home with the repair missing! He had a Milky Way and off it came! I still feel so bloody upset about it, yes I know it could have been worse but I am upset. How long do the kids get free dental treatment?
Then...........Rebecca uses this laptop vey night before I get up here, she dumps it on my be when she hears me coming up. Well tonight she dumped it and crash, it hit the floor. I started it up an it made a horrible noise, and now when I type it keeps missing letters................grrrrrrrr I am a bit fed up tonight..............can you tell??