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Sept 2010 - Another 6 months past, it's going too fast!

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comixminx Wed 11-Apr-12 21:32:47

Our lovely new thread for the September 2010 babies. Dive in folks!

comixminx Fri 27-Apr-12 16:29:57

cinnamon, they say that Floradix is good for supplementing your iron without risk of constipation, have you tried that?

I know how annoying it is, I only managed to give blood regularly once I was on the Sanatogen multivits for conception/pg/bfing. Before that I had iron problems too.

Thanks comixminx, you were the second person to suggest that yesterday! I haven't tried anything because I didn't know there was a problem until I went yesterday, never had it before. Just can't believe they won't take my blood for a whole year, don't see why I can't go back in 16 weeks and see what it's like then, grrr! The leaflet they gave me said that if it's low 3 times they will ask you not to give blood ever again!

fierypoppy Sun 29-Apr-12 09:46:59

Ah, sorry for that cinnamon smile Have a lovely girl born in September 2010 at home and thought it would be nice to be on this thread smile

You are very welcome fierypoppy! Just worried I had missed a name change of one of the regulars. We have babies from July to October 2010 as lots of us were on an antenatal thread too smile

diddlybop Sun 29-Apr-12 20:59:22

Welcome fierypoppy! Crikey, haven't said that for a long time! Tell us a bit more about yourself and little girl!

I feel a baby update coming on!

Olly is 20 months on....... when? there isn't a 31st!
He loves anything to do with vehicles, cars, lorrys, buses, nee naws! Loves chasing round with his brother & his favorite tv program is "bibble bibble" (iggle piggle)
He's a little chatterbox & comes out with new words every day.
He eats well and loves pasta and cake.
He weighs about 22lb and is just going into age 9-12mth clothes, size 4G feet.
He loves his daddy but is a mummys boy if he's hurt or upset.
He sleeps from 6.30-6 but still wakes in the night every week or so!
He's a cheeky little monster & I love him more than I could ever have imagined!

We've had a lovely weekend at my cousins wedding. The boys weren't invited so they stayed at our friends who are expecting their 1st baby in 5 weeks. Unfortunately I think Olly gave them a good taste of things to come. He woke up around 2am and would go back in his cot or be left alone! oops! He's come home not very well tho! raised temp & not eating or drinking. The problem is that he won't take any medicine either so I can't get his temp down! ds1 had a bit of a temp too! not sure what wrong with them!

Luke is 20 months on 13th May
He loves tractors, aeroplanes, animals of any kind. His favourite toys are cars, any sort of blocks and balls, he loves being outside and has turned into a proper little monkey- climbing on anything and every thing! His favourite TV programme is Peppa Pig and infact doesn't watch much else for more than 30 seconds.
He is also talking lots, I don't understand a lot of it but he has new understandable words every day.
He eats most things and changes his preferences on a regular basis! Loving new potatoes, spag bol, scrambled eggs and carrots (not all together!) at the moment but will ALWAYS eat junk food!
He is definitely a mans boy, loves his Daddy and runs to him when he gets home every day. He will go to who ever has not just told him off when he's in trouble though.
He weighs 12Kg/26.5lb and is in 12-18m bottoms and 18-24m tops, size 6.5G shoes.
He sleeps 8 (although I think I need to cut his day naps as he's not been going off until 9 the last week, just chats in his cot) until anywhere between 6 and 7.30.
Sooooooo different to his brother but such a lovely little soul most of the time, wish he wouldn't hit of throw when frustrated. He's so inquisitive and I'm convinced he's going to do something very innovative when he's older wink

Sorry to hear Olly is poorly Diddlybop, have you tried hiding the medicine? I have read on mn about someone who put calpol on ice cream as special sauce her dc could only have when poorly grin

diddlybop Mon 30-Apr-12 08:36:22

Yes Cinnamon We usually put it in milk and Yoghurt worked well last time but he was absolutely refusing everything yesterday. Even his bedtime milk. He slept through till 6am this morning tho and has had his milk with calpol when he woke up. He's a lot brighter this morning. Ds1 however came through with a temp of 39.1 and an awful cough. I give up. It seems to be whenever they go away overnight without us they come back poorly!!!

Newmum hope you're feeling better now.

comixminx Mon 30-Apr-12 15:02:37

Welcome fierypoppy! Aphra is 20 months old (really? can hardly believe it myself!) on the 2nd of May. She's our first but we have another baby due on the 21st August; it will be interesting to see how she reacts to being a big sister!

She loves fiddling with things, putting things in things, taking them apart, scrutinising them. She's also suddenly started liking having us sing to her a lot - Twinkle Twinkle, Miss Polly Had a Dolly, Wind the Bobbin Up, and so on. She's not said all that many actual words until now but she's just starting to do a lot more - repeating some of the key words in the songs (like 'tar' for star - and pointing at stars in books, etc), or saying 'up' and 'down' a lot. She can understand lots too and clearly it's all going to start really exploding linguistically over the next few months.

We hardly watch any telly so she has no favourite programs, but I do have my ipad and iphone on me pretty frequently so she plays with them a lot. There are some lovely games by a company called Toca Boca that she goes back to again and again, but she also plays a piano app more tunefully now than when she was much younger, and loves looking through the photos and videos (particularly the ones of her, of course).

She mostly eats very well but I suppose like anyone she has days when she's not very hungry or whatever - yesterday she didn't eat that much all day which is never very nice for us because we get worried! She's pretty good with veg (loves broccoli and peas) and eats all the pasta or rice you put in front of her so she's normally not that hard to satisfy. Dunno how much she weighs or measures height-wise precisely - she was always on the small side of the charts but a nice size for us and not worrying in any way. She's a size 4.5 F feet, that I can say for sure!

newmum001 Mon 30-Apr-12 19:52:47

Ooh I'm on my swanky new iPad once again ignore typos as I havent got a clue what I'm doing!

Grace is 20 months on 14th May and is a very strong willed independent little girl. She's been talking since she was about 8 months old and is now talking in full sentences which is lovely. She's decided she doesn't like her pram and wants to walk everywhere which isn't going to happen any time soon as she dawdles and just walking to the shop at the end of the road takes FOREVER! She loves the rides in the supermarket especially noddys car. Her favourite program is in the night garden and she love makka pakka. She eats well but not nearly enough veg but she's really starting to get into fruit so Ill save the veg battle for another time. She is an out and out mummy's girl which I love! She's very tidy with other peoples belongings and orders people to hang their coats, bags etc up as soon as they walk in he house but she doesn't seem to mind her toys covering every inch of the floor. She adores having a bath and will stay in there for ages but doesn't much like having her hair dried! She is the most amazing little person in the world!

Lumpy (can't remember your new name lol) I feel loads better now thank you. Grace has got it now though, no temperature luckily but she's berry snotty and grumpy and she's constantly exhausted. With a bi of luck she'll be ok soon. Hope your boys feel better soon and glad you had a nice weekend. You look lovely on the pictures, I love your dress!

Like has a horrible cold too newmum001, he's not been poorly as such but really snotty and waking in the night coughing even though he doesn't cough all day! They've had a confirmed case of Scarlett fever at the preschool my minded little girl goes to so hoping it doesn't come our way.

I was so excited yesterday, I'm trying to teach Luke pat a cake but he just wants to slap my hands and laugh so as I clapped I said one then put my hands out to him and he said two before I could! I got him to show ds1 when he got home from school and he's so proud of himself he's been walking around the house clapping shouting two over and over, very cute but no closer to pat a cake wink

diddlybop Tue 01-May-12 09:31:36

Aw, thanks newmum it was £40 in the debenhams sale £140!! I still have the label in it because its the most expensive item of clothing I've bought and will be buying in a long time!!

Ds1 carried on being poorly and had a temp of 39.6 lastnight 2 hours after calpol. I was starting to worry and camped out on his bedroom floor lastnight! He slept til 8am and apart from clearly being full of cold he's fine now! Ollys regularly off it but he's not been poorly for over a year so its really unusual and worrying, especially after getting a letter from nursery about suspected mumps going round!!!

Lol at Lukes two Cinnamon fingers crossed about the scarlett fever. (I've heard of it but what is it!??)

newmum001 Tue 01-May-12 09:39:59

Grace has had a shower the last 2 mornings. Ive had it on the hottest setting for 5 minutes with the door closed before she gets in then turned it to coolish but the steam has really helped clear her nose. She woke up this morning and her nose was completely crusted over it was awful. Hope everyone starts to feel better soon!

Luke is better now but getting ever more strong willed and stroppy! Very grumpy tonight as he woke early from his nap crying sad. Soooooo looking forward to the bank holiday and a few days just me and my boys grin

fierypoppy Sat 05-May-12 11:29:59

Thank you all smile We have been mostly outdoors these days due to the nice sunny weather so have not had much time to spend here smile

Um, where do I start? Annabel (my dd) was born on 9th September so she'll be 20 months this Wednesday (I can't really believe it). She adores fish, birds and other animals.
Loves singing, dancing, watching her books and drawing/painting. Favourite thing on playground is the slide. She eats well (also fruits&vegs). Has extraordinarily large feet - size 9 atm. Weighs about 29 lbs and is 33.5 inches tall. Does not talk too much but I am sure it will change very soon. She is very strong-willed grin and very very cute smile

Sorry for my poor English, am not a native speaker. And I do not live in UK (I live in Estonia). Hope it's still OK to be here. I just found MN when browsing around and thought it would be nice smile

You're very welcome to join us fierypoppy, the only thing that gave you away was watching her books otherwise perfect English smile.

Just wanted to post an unbaby related thing, I got to a total loss of 4st today!! So pleased I'm not 10st something!

Ds1 was very sick in the car today which ruined an other wise nice day, dh got cross with him which made me shout at dh- how an you be annoyed at someone being sick?!?! It's not like its something anyone wants to do!! I think it was a combination of most of a packet of opal fruits, running around in soft play and then getting in the car as he conplained he was hungry straight after and has been fine since. Off to sil's tomorrow so a day of no work for me tomorrow grin. Taking ds1 to see the avengers on monday so hope it's not too scary for him! Babysitting tonight to pay for it!!!

fierypoppy Sun 06-May-12 06:02:50

Thanks cinnamon smile Congrats on your weight loss biscuit grin

newmum001 Sun 06-May-12 19:45:08

4 stone????i I am so jealous! Congrats to you though that's amazing!

Fierypoppy Your English is better than mine grin

diddlybop Mon 07-May-12 08:07:04

Fierypoppy shock at the size 9 feet!!!!! The main give away for me was the being outside bit! You can't live in england if you've been outside a lot! Unless you're a fish grin! Have you spent any time over here? Your English is great!

Cinnamon Thats amazing! Well done you! You've lost half of me, that puts it into perspective! [massive pat on the back emoticon]

Dh and I were talking last night. We think Olly will be the clever one out of the two. He already recognises O, L and T. He knows all his shapes is quite in tune with music and can recite nursery rhymes (albeit in Olly speak but you can hear its there) Ds1 didn't do any of that until he was well over 2. I know they all develop differently and Olly does go to nursery but there are other little things that seem to be heading that way. Ds1 loves helping his daddy with DIY and things like that. Olly just isn't interested. Its so lovely watching them develop their own personalities and likes etc.

This is turning into the cinnamon newmum diddlybop thread! Is there anybody out there??????????

sassy34264 Tue 08-May-12 10:52:13

hi. im here!

been awol a bit. had a bit of a struggling time. 1st time since eva was born, so doing ok really. grin

hi fiery

i have twins, a boy and a girl- born aug 13, so 21 months in a few days.
jacob is a little rascal but a very sensitive soul. he's very into how things work- opening and closing doors,. switching switches! etc. he talks in his own babble but i can make out some words. he goes stir crazy in this house and i he needs a lot of stimulation.
isobel is a little dainty pixie. she is into reading books too. she will point to everything you say. ie, where's the house, giraffe, elephant etc. she also gives most words a go if you ask her to say them. she can count from 5 to 8 but doesnt know the meaning. she has since added 2 and 10. so now she says- 2, 5, 6, 7, ate, 10! very cute.
she sings with you to nursery rhymes too. in the right tune but babbling a lot of the words.

i also have a 6month old called eva. grin

she is rolling front to back and back to front, can turn and as of last night- she can pull herself commando style across the carpet, so she is now mobile!!!!!

sassy34264 Tue 08-May-12 10:58:17

well done cinnamon that's brilliant.

its also the amount i need to lose envy

i will start soon!!!!!!!

going back to the gym tonight, for the 1st time since shin splints.

Dixiebell Tue 08-May-12 15:08:53

Hi all, I'm here too! Got to say the weather is really getting me down. I think I have SAD or something! Had a wedding at the weekend, and although it was lovely, it was sooooo cold in dresses etc. Arlo was great though, and entertained people for ages in the evening dancing in the disco, it was hilarious he was so into it, and kept dragging different people onto the dance floor to dance with him. He also slept till 8 the next morning, which compared to the 5.30 wakeups we've been having recently is fantastic! Although since then, he's started waking up about half an hour after going to bed in the evening, and crying, only thing to do is sit in his room and wait for him to drop off. It's strange as he's always been a fantastic sleeper and usually goes off straight away on his own with no waking up in the night at all. Wonder if the change in routine just unsettled him.

Anyway, I wanted to ask whether anyone has a recommendation for a book that gives ideas on activities to do with toddlers. I've been looking on Amazon and there are a few but the ones with best reviews seem to be American and I wonder if there's something else out there. I've done all the making dens, baking cakes, playdough, painting, watering the garden etc. but running out of ideas to keep things interesting more for my sake than his! And thought it would be handy to have a book we can just turn to for inspiration when it's raining AGAIN, and we've run out of ideas. Anyone come across a good one?

Be back later, bookmarking as I lost you all smile

What's up sassy34264? Just struggling generally with the three of them or something more?

Dixiebell I tend to just play with toys and do the odd planned activity, also go to toddler groups, the library, the park and occasionally trips to farms etc. Sounds like you've been busy, netmums has lots of crafty tips and there must be threads here but not suggestions on books I'm afraid. How's the pregnancy going?

I'm struggling myself the last couple of weeks, feeling quite tired and a bit down. Stressing about the sibling of one of my minded children starting as its going to be a logistical nightmare and I know there's nothing I can do until she starts and I have to get on with it but been waking at night worrying about it all sad. So wish I didn't have to worry so much about money and could have less kids to mind. Feeling guilty that I don't get much time with ds1 these days as I'm so busy after school. Just a general downer atm I guess. Took Luke to the farm Tuesday and he loved it, fed all the animals with absolutely no fear and was trying to catch the chicks. Love him sooooo much, when he's not being stroppy and hitting he's very affectionate at the moment. He also said James (ds1) for the first time today was lovely!!

patito Thu 10-May-12 16:05:59

HI

Im here!!!

Haven´t been on internet for a while.

Congrats cinnamon thats amazing. Well done to you.

Maia was 20mths on 1st May. She weighs about 10kg but is quite tall (coulodn´t say how tall though). She has the most amazing blue eyes which everyone comments on (they stand out over here even more I think). She´s talking quite a lot both in English and Spanish. Her favourite word and thing is still horses. She now only wants to go out on her little motorbike and goes around saying brum brum. Eats everything and anything. Sleeps 9:30 - 7:30 with a long afternoon nap.

Been down to the beach today with them and found out she doesn´t like the sea! She just started crying when I dipped her toes in, think it might be the temp rather than water as she LOVES the swimming pool.

Cant remember who asked but DS is 4 (think it was regarding wife comment).

Well off to feed DS as he keeps pestering me for some food.

Hope your all well. x

Dixiebell Thu 10-May-12 21:51:26

Thanks cinnamon. Pregnancy going fine. Have my first scan the week after next, can't wait as in that can't quite believe it's real phase. Also haven't told anyone really yet. Feel a bit guilty about work as people keep leaving, my boss is desperate to hang onto those who remain and one of the other girls announced she was pg last week. I feel like I've only just come back still! But hey, they'll get over it.

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