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May 2011 - Let the food fight begin!

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Loopymumsy Fri 09-Sep-11 21:34:38

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soandsosmum Fri 16-Sep-11 08:30:17

Hi there
Got more sleep tonight as DD slept 1030-8 and so did I smile difference was I let DH wake her and change her at 9 then fed her again to sleep plus I put a booster (extra thick bit) in her nappy so she does feel as wet this morning. My boobs were like rocks though hmm

On another topic I had my q ansad by hugh f-w on live webchat here and also won a copy.pf his new book!

stegasaurus Fri 16-Sep-11 08:32:33

runningmonkey I also have a distracted feeder. This was especially unwanted when we went out with some friends and I ended up sitting next to floor-to-ceiling windows. DD was constantly turning to look at all the really interesting people walking past and exposing my whole breast to the street blush She has also become more fussy and distracted feeding at home when there is just the 2 of us and nothing to see with lots arching back and screaming for some reason.
I bought 2 sleep bags for £21 yesterday, so am happy as usually would have to pay more than that for just one. Tesco also gave me a surprise £4 off the bill and I can't work out why.

soandsosmum Fri 16-Sep-11 11:14:50

Oo were the sleeping bags from Tesco too?

Justtrying Fri 16-Sep-11 15:23:37

hi all, 21pounds for 2 sleeping bags sound great. I've bought most of DD's from TKMaxx, they're normally around the 17 pound mark.

Well the packing is all but done for our hols, setting off tomorrow morning, think DH may have a bit of a moan about how much stuff we're taking, he did ask last night if we really needed baked beans etc, but I'd like a brekkie sunday morning and the last thing we need is shopping as soon as we arrive. Hope it all fits in the car, want to leave the seat next to DD free in case she needs company part of the way. I'm taking the pram as well as the car seat so DD can continue with normal bedtime routine and be put in pram, instead of cot, whilst we go for dinner, or that's the plan.
So we have 2 large suitcases, pram, travel cot, baby bath, steriliser, big box of kitchen stuff including DD's milk and wine for us, 2 packs of nappies, swimming stuff including towels, coats, changing bag and a picnic in a cool bag, have I forgotten anything?

Loopymumsy Fri 16-Sep-11 22:03:01

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Justtrying Sat 17-Sep-11 07:02:02

Cheers loopy, couple of books packed, whether they get read is another matter. Just feeding Dd then going to make some sandwiches before loading the car. Catch up in a week.smile

BizzeeBee Sat 17-Sep-11 14:10:47

have a great holiday Justtrying. I will be very envy if you mange to read your books!

We made our first trip to England last week. DS was a little angel on the plane and spent lots of time looking suitably cute. It's rather unbelievable how much luggage we had. We spent ages at the hire place getting a car that was big enough for everything. shock

Brain appears to be broken though tiredness so I am struggling to think straight about what to type, so I think I'll try and have a nap now.

clarabella18 Sun 18-Sep-11 08:55:57

Well I think I've just purchased first wovengrin a pre-loved natibaby sunset, just need to sort out the paypal!
Ds2 slept from 9:30 till 7 this morning, I was awake before him!
I'm going to do a bag pack in th local asda today for my scout group, great fun! I hate packing my own shopping can't believe I'm going to do other people's! DP is taking the two boys for a couple of hours so no doubt the house will look like a bombs gone off and he'll be stressed by the time I get back, either that or they'll all still be sat around in their pyjamas watching tripe on the tv!wink

Loopymumsy Sun 18-Sep-11 09:05:00

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pistachio Sun 18-Sep-11 19:14:46

DD2 has the pox, inevitable really as DS had it recently. She's not terribly upset or itching, but very snotty so had to sit up holding her all night as she'd scream lying down. She has been a lot more tired than usual and i feel sorry for her wee bum as the spots are practically joining up in her nappy area. Hope it's over quickly.

Loopymumsy Sun 18-Sep-11 20:07:00

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pistachio Sun 18-Sep-11 20:28:39

i think from lovetobenatural. O love it, the colours cheer me up and everyone always comments on it.

Loopymumsy Sun 18-Sep-11 21:04:42

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pistachio Sun 18-Sep-11 21:15:45

i've got manon rouge, so beautiful.

Loopymumsy Sun 18-Sep-11 21:28:36

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cowboylover Sun 18-Sep-11 22:59:40

Thanks Loopy, we live in a small mining community and many people saddened hoping we had seen the last tradegy unground.

Had a wonderful day today with family down from Gloucester and DD was a little angel all day and even gone down to sleep well tonight so I think she has enjoyed all the company!

Any BFers LO's that won't accept a bottle? I know it won't be forever but I would love to be able to go out for more than 2 hours with DH or the girls. Any tips?

pistachio Sun 18-Sep-11 23:04:05

cowboy i don't even try bottles, just take her with me- causes me far less stress that way. If i want to socialise it has to be at someone's house in the evening or somewhere that is licensed for kids past 8pm. For example a coffee shop near my house that does byob and is open til 10. But the past month she's slept so badly i've not done anything.

pistachio Sun 18-Sep-11 23:09:03

loopy, that brown one isn't speaking to me but nice enough if you need it to match outfits or whatever. Most of my accessories tend to be bright to make up for too many navy clothes!

Loopymumsy Mon 19-Sep-11 06:32:37

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stegasaurus Mon 19-Sep-11 06:50:08

I worry about DD taking a bottle now I am going out on Mondays. I just hope she doesn't get hungry as I'm only gone for 2hrs. I would quite like to go out with DH for my birthday next month, but expressing milk is a nightmare. I have an electric pump,but still only get 1-2oz in a hour, which is very infuriating. Can't even try her with a bottle until I've got enough milk out.
I am going to the dentist later for my first ever filling, eeeek!

pistachio Mon 19-Sep-11 09:24:00

loopy quite often i have a stripy dress, DD2 in stripy trousers and then the slin. I'm probably quite migraine-inducin... That dress is really nice. This is my favourite dress for bf at the moment as it's so stretchy, and cheap too. With discount code i got the red and the grey ones for £50.

clarabella18 Mon 19-Sep-11 19:29:39

Had our first venture out with the girasol woven wrap today. Ds2 loved it and fell asleep almost instantly. The wrap job wasn't too bad either considering it was the first time I'd done it solo and in the car park too. Got lots of smiles off people walking by but equally lots if strange looks like I'd just sprouted antennas or something similar!

We weighed ds2 yesterday too, he's approx 17lbs at 18 weeks little chunker!

Has anyone here tried Amber teething necklaces? How did you find them, do you think they'd be ok on tots as little as ours?

Loopymumsy Mon 19-Sep-11 20:11:42

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Justtrying Mon 19-Sep-11 21:18:26

All this baby wearing sounds fab, I bought a beco butterfly before we came away, but haven't mastered it yet, something to try once we're home, which may be sooner than planned, cottage is lovely, Dd was a dream on way down, but fractious yesterday, had a bit of a temperature today, so have given her calpol, she's been good today but weather isn't great and dh isn't coping chilling.
The last two nights he's gone to bed early in a mood, has been saying he knew holiday wasn't a good idea etc, I'm walking on eggshells and wonder if we'd be better off at home.
Anyway we'll see what he's like in the morning, wish we'd come in my car now, oh well if worst comes to worst I'll hire a car to get Dd and i back to my mums. Don't want to say anything to anyone yet as my family feel he could do more to help, which he could but its my marriage and i hope I can work things out.
Anyway sorry for moan, just needed a rant.

pistachio Mon 19-Sep-11 22:04:44

justtrying that sounds stressful.

loopy they're really stretchy so i can yank the neckline down.

clara well done on public wrapping. I had to use a mirror for ages then did a really good job one day as i was in the middle of softplay and everyone was watching wondering wth i was doing. Nothing like a bit of pressure...

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