Further freakingly fantabulous adventures of the 40+ Mummies

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10000Fireflies Thu 17-Jan-13 20:13:44

For gorgeous, frolicking and fabulous 40-somethings to share the joys of becoming a Mummy, just a little bit later than most!! grin. Park your zimmer-frame next to your baby buggy, put your feet up, and come and join us in the snug.

ValiumQueen Thu 17-Jan-13 22:14:44

Nice one!

bytheseaside Thu 17-Jan-13 23:03:07

ooh , lovely. will be back for chat soon smile

monsterchild Thu 17-Jan-13 23:07:04

I'd like to join. Ds1 is 3 weeks and I am 42

lia66 Thu 17-Jan-13 23:10:23

I keep joining but can never keep up with you lot

46, owner of 6 dc's, ranging from 18 in a few weeks to 21 mths x

10000Fireflies Thu 17-Jan-13 23:16:11

Monster and Lia you are both very welcome to join. How are you doing Monster? You are the same age as I was when I welcomed DS1 into the world last June. It's quite a special time.

And Lia 6 DCs... wow! You're giving me hope I can manage another - I'll be 44 this year.

Quite frankly, I am struggling to keep up with everyone too. Just one of the problems of being so ancient!! grin. Feel free to dip in and out as you like. The other thread is just about to fill up so there will be more chat on here v soon.

monsterchild Thu 17-Jan-13 23:19:44

10000, we're doing ok. I'm a bit overwhelmed at the amount of time I waste spend just doing nothing with Yunior! He' fun to watch even if he does mostly just sleep.

I do have to go back to work soon (sadly not in the UK) but Yunior gets to go with me! I think that will work out...

lia66 Thu 17-Jan-13 23:56:57

Fireflies I remember yOu from previous threads. I was 44 she my youngest was born, no giving up yet x

bytheseaside Fri 18-Jan-13 01:42:00

welcome monsterchild and lia66. monster thats very tough going back to work so soon. can baby literally go to work with you though? nice job! lia I'm a 1st time mum at 40, all advice very, very welcome!
anyone else up late feeding? my fault as I've made the mistake of trying to 'tidy up' this evening. I should know by now not to attempt anything beyond eating, sleeping and laundry...

monsterchild Fri 18-Jan-13 09:09:22

Bythesea, yes it is tough going back so soon, but yes yunior will be at the office with me! Hopefully he will learn some good skills!

eagleray Fri 18-Jan-13 11:49:11

Marking my place, stranded at home alone in the snow, hoping baby doesn't appear today (emergency services and hospital are stretched and loads of roads closed)

Mr Heartburn is currently keeping me company - probably not a good day to run out of Gaviscon!

Hello to all the newcomers - hope to join you all properly soon.

bytheseaside Fri 18-Jan-13 13:02:04

oh eagle hope you can relax and put all thoughts of ambulance rides out of your mind , it won't come to that!. nows the time for calm yoga breathing and stuff to distract you from worrying - film watching is ideal. is dp at home? if not do you have neighbours you can ask to look out for you?

bytheseaside Fri 18-Jan-13 13:05:16

just saw from other thread that he's away. it will be a romantic dash through the snow then! a tale to tell your LO in the future...

eagleray Fri 18-Jan-13 13:28:54

DP here now thanks! Even managed to walk down the hill, help him find somewhere safe to dump the car and then carry some of his bags back up the hill to the house. (so had my exercise today)

Nice to have him here but feel slightly like my peace has been disrupted hmm too used to being on my own...

bytheseaside Fri 18-Jan-13 14:09:03

put those bags down, feet up and breske open the chocolate!!

eagleray Fri 18-Jan-13 14:26:44

He's passed out on sofa now thank god so having nice peaceful time with cup of tea and cake smile

Have you had any snow yet seaside? Hope you and Baby S are somewhere warm and staring out of the window at it, if you have any!

blueblackdye Fri 18-Jan-13 16:35:02

Will be back with you in the snug later as soon as DS has had his tea.

ValiumQueen Fri 18-Jan-13 19:14:04

J had an ok night after the horrendous screaming. Had he not just had his jags I would have been thinking about calling an ambulance as he just does not make such noises usually. He seems fine today, so hope that is as exciting as it gets.

I am guessing the meet-up did not happen due to snow?

blueblackdye Fri 18-Jan-13 20:28:57

Hey VQ we made it to the meet up, Midget Goat and myself. Goat texted me saying she got home safely, hope Midget did too, my trains were delayed but managed to squeeze the pram to get on the first train and was home not too late... Even decided to pick up DS early from nursery.
We had a nice lunch, massive sofa to sit on and put babies down, babies behaved themselves, we arrived at 11 and left at 2.45, hum hum.... But it was baby Goat's half birthday today so we couldnt do less than that !
Welcome, Lia Monster, 6 DCs, you have my profound respect, Lia. And Monster, you have a great job indeed, being able to take baby with you, I'd love that [sigh and another sigh as I will be officially unemployed when mat leave finished in March]

Whew, couldn't find you all for a bit there, and was about to throw a tantrum! Fortunately I can now save my energy.

No, we did meet up! A lovely time had by all, bar perhaps Babygoat for a while, as he threw a screaming fit which meant I had to go out and trot up and down the concourse for a bit until he deigned to quieten down. Maybe next time others can venture forth too, weather, LOs and general life permitting?!

Babygoat continued to throw a screaming fit when we returned home - we have not had anything like it before. However he is now sound asleep in his cot and hasn't moved for about an hour, unusually (should be turned 90 degrees and halfway up the cot by now) so perhaps he was entirely shattered. Will he - dare I say it?- sleep through
Ahahahahahaha! Back on planet earth now. That was a nice little fantasy moment...

seaside my DH pointed out that once we hit toddlerdom, all thoughts of a tidy house will go out the window anyway, so why not start early!

Glad your DP made it home, eagleray !

And welcome, monster and lia

blueblackdye Fri 18-Jan-13 20:33:13

seaside I am so sorry, I forgot to take pics to email them to you, I was too busy eating and talking... But Goat has some lovely ones of Baby Goat sleeping on her

blueblackdye Fri 18-Jan-13 20:36:14

Oh FF thank you for setting up this new Grads thread ! Hope you feel less tired today.

ValiumQueen Fri 18-Jan-13 21:16:56

So glad you met up. Bit far to come from Scotland unfortunately. I met a girl from the Nov thread this week. It was really nice, as we kinda knew each other already. My baby is twice the size of hers though, and only 2 weeks older. We plan to have a meet-up in Edinburgh with a few more from the thread.

Any oldies in Scotland? My poor old brain cannot remember.

scarecrow22 Fri 18-Jan-13 22:41:24

Just checking out the snug so I can come back in April.. Only 9 more weeks at work so becoming a bit (argh!) real...

Also want advice. DD was calmest least movey baby in utero and then super calm textbook baby when born. This LO is the squigglyest, kickiest, most impatient little thing: does this mean I will have a hyperactive, unsleeping terror baby, or might s/he still be calm?! Need reassurance there is nooooo connection. Whatsoever!

Good sleeps all x

scarecrow22 Fri 18-Jan-13 22:49:23

PS I'm enjoying idea of joining a bunch if "frolicking" mummies over 40!! Great intro FF, esp if you are sleep deprived.

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