Our new place to chat about our beautiful toddlers! Where have our babies gone???

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KLou111 Mon 11-Feb-13 10:12:11

Another thread girls, can't believe we're here already!

KLou111 Sat 09-Mar-13 21:08:23

Have I not? We are both diving instructors. We lived in the British Virgin Islands where Branson owns Necker Island.
Was fabulous, we lived on an island called Tortola, worked on Peter Island, look it up, bloody beautiful. We wanted to get married there but had a big do here instead. We wanted to go for robs 40th next year, but don't think I could leave Euan tbh, it's child free under a certain age. Was 10 when we were there.
All the stars go there, we rubbed shoulders with the likes of Goldie Hawn, Kurt Douglas, Michael j Fox, Peter stringfellow, Ricky Latino bloke can't remember his surname etc etc.
There's a floating boat bar called the Willy T, and we missed the early boat over one evening, but our friend got it (one of our bridesmaids, American), anyway, we were stood waiting for the next speedboat, and were told after an hour one wasn't coming as Branson turned up and 'bought the boat' for the night and whoever was there already could stay and have a free night on him......GUTTED did not come close!

Was fun, but came home due to sept 11th as it just became a ghost place and were laid of in the following January. We left within a week, looking back now we are gutted we didn't stay for a month or so and do the touristy stuff we never got to do as it costs a fortune to go now. One day perhaps.....

You're not doing well on the birthdays this year then liz! Glad the lump isn't growing, that's a good sign. I'd contact them too if you don't hear soon.
Have fun at the fair!

lizandlulu Sat 09-Mar-13 21:44:20

Child free? Sounds like heaven ;)
Seriously tho, why is it child free? Do people not actually live there? Like, is there houses on there? What happens if you get pregnant? Do you get kicked off the island? :D

Ricky Martin?

KLou111 Sun 10-Mar-13 09:26:14

Sorry, no it's a private island purely a holiday resort. Ricky Martin that's him!
Cheapest room when we were there was $650 per night. They have private villas up on the hills, and one of those was $50,000 per week and had a moat all around it!

lizandlulu Sun 10-Mar-13 18:19:37

Yes, doh, I started to think about it and thought it must just be a holiday island. Wow, 50 grand a week!!! Does sound amazing tho.

Have you both had nice a nice day?

KLou111 Sun 10-Mar-13 18:58:04

Yes had a nice day, how was the fair? Did you buy anything?
Just done nothing. Was going to go and see my mum this morning, but my dick of a brother was there for breakfast, not cooking it, eating it! He really pisses me off the lazy twat! And my other brother went over this afternoon and took my mum and dad out for lunch so I didn't go down. They're looking after Euey tomorrow for the day so will give her her cards and chocs then.

Well, hoping we have another good night tonight. Euan has started to grasp the gro clock thing. He went down with a little cry last night for a couple if mins, didn't hear from him all night, then he started crying at 5.15. I know it sounds bad, but I put my ear plugs in. I told rob his clock was set to 6.15, so just ignore him. He was crying off and on, but rob said he really went for it bang on 6.15, so obviously clicked as that's when rob went in. I got a lovely 'lie in' til 7.30!
Anyway, have put him to bed 10 mins early, and no tears! But at lunch I still have to settle him to sleep before I leave, most strange.
Fingers crossed.

KLou111 Sun 10-Mar-13 19:03:02

Oooo, and having roast beef in a min.......

lizandlulu Sun 10-Mar-13 20:21:59

No didn't buy anything, it was sbit rubbish.

Haxha lie in till 7.30, bless ya!! I got up at 8 and had breakfast and coffee before the kids even got up!

The baby's been sbit u
Set yesterday afternoon and today, I'm thinking it's her side teeth coming through, the cheeks are really red and she's just more whingy than normal. Calpol is god!! Especially using the syringe. How come it's took me over. Year to use one? I have spilt loads on her carpet and it's left marks, why oh why didn't I use it before!!!

KLou111 Sun 10-Mar-13 20:35:32

Aww bless her. Them bloody teeth! Eueys got one bottom canine to go, then it's just his rear molars. His nose started running today so am thinking the last molar is coming!

KLou111 Sun 10-Mar-13 20:36:49

An the syringes are fab, I used to use the nurofen one with the carpol before they started doing it, so much easier

KLou111 Mon 11-Mar-13 08:47:52

Well, slightly better this morning, if you can call it that. Woke at 3.45, so I went in as wasn't sure if he was cold. I put the heater on and that was it til 6. Not sure if it was the heat or the noise though that sent him off. We've got an old radio somewhere, so might be worth finding it and detuning it for the white noise. So tired!!!!

lizandlulu Mon 11-Mar-13 17:02:58

So you was up at 6am? Ouch!

Violets been waking in the night for the last 3 nights. Just shouting for me, around 2 am ish. I have not been sure if it is her teeth or not, but have given her calpol and she's gone off straight away again.

I need a full night!

KLou111 Mon 11-Mar-13 18:40:12

Me too! This has been going on since the end of jan!!

Hope she's ok. Euey had a new shiney canine this morning as predicted smile
Just the 4 back molars and that's it.

Have bought a timer today for his heater in the morning, can't find a sodding radio!

lizandlulu Tue 12-Mar-13 21:41:43

Well she went to bed at 6.50 and settled straight away, then woke about 8.30 and been unsettled since. So just give her calpol again. Am I doing the right thing? Can they get addicted to it? Is she crying till she gets it? Or is she crying in pain and so needs it? I have had to give her it nearly every day for about 5 days!!

Don't you have any musical toys klou? That play a tune for 10-15 mins? Would something like hat settle him?

Or go on one of them Facebook for sale sites and say you need a radio cheap?

KLou111 Wed 13-Mar-13 07:06:51

Im not sure if they can get addicted tbh Liz. I gave it Euan for about a week once, max dose per day. I took him to the docs after 3 days though and they said carry on. It does taste nice though smile

I found an old phone with a radio so I put that on last night. It was run out this morning though when he woke at 6, so may put it in his room when we go to bed tonight.
Only had about 10 mins sleep yesterday, in the car home from soft play about 12.15. Wouldn't go off after that. We had swimming at 4.45 too so he had a busy day.
Got toddlers this morning.

I read on another forum after doing a search yesterday that you can try and alter their cardalic rhythm or something like that. It said take them out for a walk just before their bath. Might try that tonight. Didn't last night as he'd had a busy day and was practically asking for bed at 6.30.
I was expecting him to wake from overtiredness last night but he didn't.

Met a girl at swimming who had a 15 month old who has 18 teeth! She's got her back molars (the bastard ones we're waiting for) before her canines! She had her 1st tooth at 13 weeks!

lizandlulu Wed 13-Mar-13 13:51:53

These sodding kids are driving me crayzeeee.

I had about 2 hours sleep last night, she went to bed st ten to 7. Settled straight away, then woke at 8.30 and would not settle back down. Kept shouting for me and crying, so kept going into her and sitting her on my knee. After 2 hours and she wasn't settling, I felt proper shitty. Chris went into the spare room cause he had to be at work dead early, so thought I'd bring her into my bed which I never do. I reasoned that if she wants me so much, she should go back to sleep, but nooooo, why do that when you can sit on mummy's head.

I'm sure there is something upsetting her, but can't place it. She kept pulling at hEr nappy and writhing about as if she was in pain between her legs, so I changed her nappy, thinking it might be uncomfy, but she carried on doing it. I'm thinking she might have a water infection? But mum said she would be a lot more unhappy if she did have one. So maybe she just didn't want her nappy on? I don't think she's weeing as usual, but she is drinking normal.

Doctors are bloody useless so haven't even tried them, they will only say keep an eye on her. Am going to google it

KLou111 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:07:34

Oh no liz!!! Proper shite! Poor you and poor girlie.
I wonder what it is?

Euan always pulls at his nappy, especially when he has just done something in it. I just put it down to him being aware he's doing something. But worth checking out if she's upset.

He's had another haircut this morning at toddler group, theres a woman who comes round every 6 weeks, but i missed her last time. Just sat there good as gold this time. Made faces when she sprayed water, but just sat there, looks a lot better, had a right mop on him!!

lizandlulu Wed 13-Mar-13 16:44:29

Bless him, he's such a good boy!!!

I'm taking Her swimming tomorrow was long as she's ok, she's been slightly Mardy today but not as bad as she was. She had a two hour nap this aft so I'm hoping she sleeps well tonight too.

KLou111 Thu 14-Mar-13 06:46:23

Morning. Well, took Euey out for a walk with Bella at 6.15 set night and we got an extra 10 mins lol! So 6.10 this morning. Hope he starts dragging it out more! We've actually got used to getting up at this time now, but I fall asleep at 9pm, so that's not good cos I only get a couple of hours with Rob and an hour of that we're doing dinner and eating!

KLou111 Thu 14-Mar-13 06:47:33

Sorry, pressed button accidentally on my phone!

How's little violet, did she have a better night? Is she having calpol still?

KLou111 Thu 14-Mar-13 13:59:10

Well, I have some news. After sitting down with Rob and having a not as long as I thought chat, I have told him that I am becoming really broody and want another child.
He did make me laugh and said, I'm sure there's a shop that sells them (the goon). But I said I was serious and I am now ready to have a child for us, not just for Euan.
He said he knew this was coming and he knew I always wanted another child, but it's just timing.
With Euan I fell pregnant really quick, (off the pill end of August, pregnant beginning November, found out December) so he's panicking that that would happen again.
We're planning to travel to south Spain next January/February by car for 6 weeks to escape the cold, as Euan will be going to nursery from next September, then school year after, so even though we've got a while, obviously I don't want to be going there maybe heavily pregnant!
So, question is, what do you think is the ideal age gap?
Do we wait for a year and hope I get preggars straight away? Or start now just in case it takes a year plus? Really struggling with this. Rob is 40 next may too, and I was planning to take us somewhere on our own for a few days or a week, so not great timing there either. Really stumped.

Also, ideally we'd like to have a baby the same time as someone else we know, but the one couple who we know are trying, have been for over 2 years and its not happening despite nothing being wrong. Doesn't help the fact she's 36, and drinks like a fish though!!
We have other friends who will have kids eventually, but none have said they're trying, the same way we didn't. The 2 we'd love to have a baby with are the couple who are Euans 'god parents', who we are seeing this Saturday, but I think it'd be rude to ask!!

Oh, and I'd like the next one at home!!

Iwish Thu 14-Mar-13 18:39:58

Sorry not been on ladies. Joshua been waking in the night again with another bloody cough. Eczema spread onto his cheeks, chin and under his nose. Also he's being a bit if a shit, not listening to me and laughing when I tell him off. Lovely

Mmm klou that's a hard one. We are ttc in May as we don't want a big age gap and I'm so broody it's unreal lol.
Maybe you could try a few months before you go and if it happens quickly then you will only be a few weeks/months pregnant rather than trying now and having a newborn/ being heavily pregnant.

How are you liz

lizandlulu Thu 14-Mar-13 21:03:44

I think iwish has the best idea, try just before you go. Or wait till after. I. Wouldn't try expecting it to take ages cause sods law, if you want it to take ages you will fall straight away.

But then ŷou have the added stress of being pregnant in strange surroundings. I spose you would just have to be really confident in knowing how to get help if you needed it.

It sounds like you don't want to wait till you get back, it does seem ages away.

Iwish, poor Joshua! Do you put cream on it? Violet sometimes has a rough rash on her cheeks, I just put her usual cream on it and it clears up. It's all to do with this bloody weather. About time spring sprung.

Yes she was up in the night last night from 1.30 to about 4. Gave her calpol in the end and she went straight off.

We have been swimming today with a friend. I am really really impressed with how much she liked it. I even dunked her a couple of times and I wouldn't say she loved that, but she didn't cry. Had to leave when she stared to go blue tho! It wasn't cold, but she's so pale! My friend compared her to Casper the ghost!

lizandlulu Thu 14-Mar-13 21:17:50

Also, there are pros and cons for all age gaps. Close together and you are under a lot of stress. Or I imagine you would be, depends on your personality I spose. Which is why I waited! But if you have them clos,e they can go to school together and play together quicker, also, you get your life back quicker!

Long gap like mine, the older one can almost look after them selves, and help out ieth the baby, but it's like starting all over again with the nappies and bottles nd pushchairs.

KLou111 Fri 15-Mar-13 10:08:27

Well I mentioned last night about trying when Euan is 2, and I think rob was a bit shocked lol. Ideally I would like Euan out of nappies, but obviously I can't predict when that's going to happen, but I'd also like him at nursery too. Not just because I get time with baby on my/our own, but so he doesn't feel left out. So I think when he's 3 is the best time, so maybe will start towards the end of the year.

We got a kind of lie in the morning. Euan woke at 5.10 and I kept saying calmly, back to bed, which he did, but every time I closed the door he was up. So I left him a few mins, did it again etc. then from 5.30 I left him til 5.45, then til 6.15. He wasn't going to go back to bed, but he was sitting behind the door making the odd whimper. At 6.15 he started going for it again, so I gave in and brought him in with us, and he slept til 8, when the dog barked!! Bastard dog! But I feel so much better even if he was in with us!
We're buying a new bed soon, the same size as holiday, super king I think it's called, we bloody need it at this rate!

Sorry violet up liz, poor little lamb. Have you taken her to the docs?
Bet you're knackered!

What's caused the eczema iwish? Is the cream doing anything.
Must be the time of year as I always get it on my hands this time of year sad

Iwish Sat 16-Mar-13 13:53:06

Yeh I put a mild steroid cream on when it gets really bad but the docs have just given me some epaderm to put on it and its made a ton of difference. So much better now.

Aww poor Violet, wonder why she keeps waking. Second the trip to the docs. How did she sleep last night?

How did Euan sleep klou? 3 is a good age too. Like you said Euan won't feel left out abs he can go to nursery.

My cousin is pregnant!! I'm so excited for her, they were trying 5 months and its finally happened. Her sister is trying too to fx it will be her turn soon.
IM SO FLIPPING BROODY lol!! Can't wait to start ttc.

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