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October 2010 - They've Got The Walking Down Pat, Now It's Chat Chat Chat

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NoHunIntended Sun 01-Jan-12 22:45:58

Hello, October Mamas!
Make yourselves comfortable.

Tyson86 Sat 07-Jan-12 16:49:16

Dd has not walked again since those 5 steps hmm but she can climb on to the sofa unaided and get on my bed with a stool, which she puts there.
She still shocks me, I see her as a baby but she is a toddler now grin

MockingbirdsNotForSale Sun 08-Jan-12 22:11:39

My DD was like that Ty. Its like they think- ooh I can do that. Right, off to the next thing! For a little while she found crawling faster, but not for long. She's trying running now and ran into a door frame this morning. She has a large welt between her eyes, down her nose and to her lip. I sense this is just one bump of many....

Baaad night last night. We stayed with a friend and DD is not a fan of the travel cot so I co-slept with her.....well tried to. Normally she's fine with co-sleeping. Last night she had ants in her pants and shifted position I am not kidding every few seconds including trying to drape herself across my head at one point. She comfort sucked for a long while which helped me doze then came off but obviously wanted to be sure she could find me in the dark again so kept hold of a nipple. hmm. This was not comfortable for me....unsurprisingly. The histrionics when I tried to prise her little fingers from me was quite something and I compounded my friend's DH's opinion that he never wants children as her shrieks could be heard through the walls. I ended up taking DD downstairs for a bit where she gazed at the tropical fish tank. So I did not get much sleep worse luck. Fortunately we managed to drop off at 3 but woke up at 8. DD is now fast asleep but struggled to get there tonight. Fingers crossed she stays asleep!! The nipple thing did have me wondering about stopping bfing in the middle of the night grin. So did me laying on my back and DD throwing herself on me for a feed and restricting my ability to breathe.......

To answer NoHun's question from the last thread. DD has 4 teeth. Both front ones top and bottom. No sign of the other yet.

Off to try a name change....

HuggyPomBear Sun 08-Jan-12 22:13:53

Tis Mock. What do you think of this name?? <twirls>

tiredfeet Sun 08-Jan-12 22:45:35

Oh mock / huggy what a night! Hope tonight is better. Every time I see the words Pom Bear I want to eat some grin

ty ds did that with the walking too, did a few steps, then didn't bother again for a while. Don't worry before you know it you'll be running around after her all day long... grin

We've been busy getting organised for ds's first skiing holiday, am excited but a bit nervous! I will only ski a couple of mornings I think, I mainly want to spend the time with ds. There will be another toddler and his mum at the chalet too, but I am a bit nervous as ds loves to be outside a lot, and not sure how easy that will be. He's been practising walking in his snow boots though, looks very cute! 7 sleeps to go... (14 for ds!)

tiredfeet Sun 08-Jan-12 22:48:18

Ps I think my nipple is actually twinging a bit in sympathy! Poor you! Ds fully weaned now as I was struggling with the very restrictive diet (he has allergies) once back at work, but every time he tweaks his bottle teat I wince a bit at the memories! Still, it is a lovely thing to do too

tiredfeet Sun 08-Jan-12 22:49:54

(I mean breastfeeding is lovely, not tweaking nipples, for the avoidance of doubt grin )

tiredfeet Sun 08-Jan-12 22:49:54

(I mean breastfeeding is lovely, not tweaking nipples, for the avoidance of doubt grin )

NoHunIntended Mon 09-Jan-12 00:13:33

Huggy, great new name, I like it a lot! Ah, they are monkeys, aren't they! DS is a wriggly bug, finds all sorts of positions to snuggle into me in bed, I do love it though, he is so cuddly. He definitely has a favourite side for sleep-feeding, too.

Skiing, tf, really? Are they able to ski at this age? I have never been, I really want to. DH mentioned it yesterday, actually, we will go one day, hopefully soon.

tiredfeet Mon 09-Jan-12 08:13:46

Ohhh no ds won't be skiing, we will be playing in the chalet and venturing out into the snow for aa little play every now and then and maybe try some gentle sledging. We're going with a big group though so there is another toddler and a baby, so we will have company in the day and its such a beautiful place to go, and the chalet is well staffed so I can just put my feet up while ds naps, which is all I ask from a holiday these days grin

I miss the co-sleeping cuddles, ds just won't sleep in our bed though, he thinks its a giant trampoline, so I have to make do with morning cuddles

tiredfeet Mon 09-Jan-12 08:13:47

Ohhh no ds won't be skiing, we will be playing in the chalet and venturing out into the snow for aa little play every now and then and maybe try some gentle sledging. We're going with a big group though so there is another toddler and a baby, so we will have company in the day and its such a beautiful place to go, and the chalet is well staffed so I can just put my feet up while ds naps, which is all I ask from a holiday these days grin

I miss the co-sleeping cuddles, ds just won't sleep in our bed though, he thinks its a giant trampoline, so I have to make do with morning cuddles

NoHunIntended Mon 09-Jan-12 17:20:52

Ah! I did wonder! From what age can they start skiing? We'd like to start DS young. I feel I missed out, never skiing as a child, though we simply couldn't afford it, so such is life.
DS loves sleeping in with us, which I am grateful for. We will let him move out whenever he wants, I just hope it's not any time soon! I love the sleepy snuggles so much!

HuggyPomBear Mon 09-Jan-12 19:24:45

2.5 I reckon for skiing. Its the age I started (I was born and brought up in the Highlands) and they're fearless at that age. Lots of alpine children ski from that age, legs very wide apart, bombing down hills regardless of others! Your holiday sounds lovely TF smile. I would recommend self catering if you go to Europe NoHun. They think vegetarian is eating no red meat but serve up fish and chicken as if it hasn't breathed and lived, I think a lot of Europeans would find veganism a mystery (Particularly in Bulgaria where I think they have a national allergy to veg)- although I am sure you could find vegan chalets. America would be good as they are very friendly to different kinds of diets although the disadvantage is its FREEZING and not great for kids in that regard whereas when you stop for a hot chocolate and apple strudel in Europe you can get a lovely tan and eat outside quite comfortably! I am jealous TF!

DD had a lovely bf this evening and stroked me then climbed into bed wuite happily which was very nice compared to the last 2 night smile.

HuggyPomBear Mon 09-Jan-12 21:37:17

blush just been onto Youtube and was looking for the lyrics of Autumn Days as my Dnephew's been singing it for school. Sang along then clicked on colours of day. For a split second I couldn't remember it then suddenly was like OOOHH! And sang along. Something I don't think I'd be doing in company!! grin....All together now..So light up the fire and let the flame burn, open the door let Jesus return....remember it?! Happy days. smile.

tiredfeet Mon 09-Jan-12 23:00:14

Those songs take me back a bit!

Wow huggy you have skied in a lot of places! I have only skied in France, plus switzerland once (for our honeymoon). I would like ds to start at 2.5 - 3 ish but only as much as he enjoys doing. I suspect he will be better than me within a few hours. He is already better than me at catch blush. I am sooo not naturally sporty!

tiredfeet Mon 09-Jan-12 23:00:14

Those songs take me back a bit!

Wow huggy you have skied in a lot of places! I have only skied in France, plus switzerland once (for our honeymoon). I would like ds to start at 2.5 - 3 ish but only as much as he enjoys doing. I suspect he will be better than me within a few hours. He is already better than me at catch blush. I am sooo not naturally sporty!

NoHunIntended Mon 09-Jan-12 23:07:03

Thanks, Huggy. DS will love it, I am sure. Europe is indeed not great for vegans, I usually go elsewhere. Canada would be good! I do know some fellow vegans who go skiing and organise vegan groups, so will bear it in mind.

Ha ha, yes, two Catholic schools in and a Sunday School teacher for a mother means I do know that song!

I fancy a hot chocolate now you've mentioned it!

HarrietJones Tue 10-Jan-12 12:19:16

Doubt we are getting a holiday this year. Might just be weekend(s?) away.

Dd1 being 12 & having a family of 5 seems v difficult for cheap holidays. Found a cheap caravan thing in France but its a long way to get there and ££££ to fly/drive. Plus we need to buy dd3 a passport!

NoHunIntended Tue 10-Jan-12 12:31:51

We are unlikely to have a holiday this year too, though there is a vegan summer camp in Italy that will be inexpensive whilst there, it's just getting there, plus passport for DS, plus, I am concerned about travel from airports if cars don't have the high standard of car seat we want. Plus, I really don't like disposable nappies, but I can't imagine I'd be able to manage very easily with cloth nappies at a camping facility. Two other vegan little ones will be there though, so hm, dunno! We can afford it if we really want to, but we are desperate for some necessary home renovations, so that's a big factor for our finances. I also want to do a big Italy trip one day, the whole place, but this summer is not the summer for that!

HarrietJones Tue 10-Jan-12 13:05:08

Car seat was our other issue with fly/drive. 3kids + cases+ buggy + car seat on a plane. confused.

Italy is lovely. It's on our list but I wouldn't like to drive when there. It was quite fast!

NoHunIntended Tue 10-Jan-12 17:14:37

Exactly! I need a Camper Van!

Well, depends where you go, I guess!

We'll see. Don't need to dec

NoHunIntended Tue 10-Jan-12 17:15:16

Ooops! Fat fingers! ... Don't need to decide for a while!

tiredfeet Tue 10-Jan-12 17:32:45

Think this will be our only holiday, we wanted a week in france in the summer but DH's work schedule looking too busy. We may do some traipsing around to wherever he's "working" though...

tiredfeet Tue 10-Jan-12 17:32:46

Think this will be our only holiday, we wanted a week in france in the summer but DH's work schedule looking too busy. We may do some traipsing around to wherever he's "working" though...

HarrietJones Tue 10-Jan-12 19:25:11

We are holiday looking in UK now. We have a tendency to 'home' to certain places (Hay - on-wye, Bath, Wales) so trying to move out slightly out of those zones. Found a couple of more affordable ones so might have a chance yet ( website called farm stays if anyone is interested )

Tyson86 Tue 10-Jan-12 19:45:45

We are going to Holland, first time abroad for 6 years so rather excited, it is actually our first holiday since having ds.
Deposit paid just hundreds more to go smile

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