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March 2011 mums, entering our 2nd year with our 'Babies'!!

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Purplefan Sat 21-Apr-12 09:11:52

Hi all,
Thought I'd take the plunge and set up a new thread for us...never done it before so hope it works.

Will be back later to update properly, have busy day as DH is off on a track day on his motorbike and DD1 has already been driving me insane, it has only just gone 9am!!! xx

JoJoB77 Wed 25-Apr-12 18:14:25

Have all of your LO's had their latest jabs? Did they have any more if a reaction to them than any others they have had?

sam26oscar Wed 25-Apr-12 19:51:14

everso sending you lots of positive vibes, it will be just fine xxx

Lozario Wed 25-Apr-12 21:11:21

everso good luck tomorrow - will be thinking of you - the odds are hugely on your side as you've identified. Will be keeping an eye out tomorrow for you x

ckny bleeding with teething?! Crikey! Poor lamb. We have a little biter too, I sort of find it quite cute though because it's affectionate and playful - like a kitten! I'll change my mind soon though I guess!!!

Jojo 2 under 2 is a WORLD OF CHAOS!!!! On the plus side though the time seems to go very quickly and I'm the thinnest I've ever been just from chasing after them all the time!

I'm on my own AGAIN this evening because DH's boss keeps asking him out for a drink (it's a bloke - I'm not worried!!) and I'm maudlin... Found out today that we are no longer in the catchment area for our chosen primary school for DS (who will start Sept 2013) because demand is so high. I'm so gutted, I don't know what we'll do. Move? Pay for local private? Our other local primary is preeeetty rough to say the least. Either way the finances would mean we wouldn't be able to afford another baby so that would be that. Feel sad. sad and should not be drinking on my own

Aww Loz, find a nice landlord and let him put your name on the water bill, it worked for my dsis to get my dns into her chosen school grin Although I think the schools might be wise to that now...... can you join the pta and work your way in that way? You just cheered me up saying your the thinnest you've ever been with 2 as I'm put off having another baby because I don't want to get fat again and worried it will take longer to lose second time round <vain>

We got good news today - DH got offered 2 jobs! He accepted the one that was a lot less money as its local and long term I think it will be better for me. However, its a 9 month intern-ship, so he wouldn't get a permanent contract until March 2013 so can't really try for DC2 until then (which at least gives me plenty of time to get over my vanity grin)

Sam LOVE the shoes! I love startrite shoes. I really want some t-bar ones for Arthur once he has a proper pair. We have these ones now http://www.startriteshoes.com/boys/pre-walkers/rocketship, I'm thinking these for summer http://www.startriteshoes.com/boys/sandals/hopscotch and have these boots lined up in my mind for winter http://www.startriteshoes.com/boys/boots/colorado-ii-1 oh and a pair of converse! Phew!

Congrats jojo on the bfp! everso hope your tests go ok, the odds are in your fabvour. Good luck to those ttc. Think I'll stick to just practising for the time being grin

eversomuch Thu 26-Apr-12 12:28:13

Thanks for all the supportive messages. Had the CVS this morning and it seems to have gone very well. No cramping or spotting or anything so far, just a little tingly from the anesthetic wearing off, I think. It was interesting (but a little scary!) to watch the procedure on the screen. Now just have to wait for the results. Should be back by Tuesday latest. Fingers crossed everything will be fine and we'll finally get our green light to start telling people.

Purplefan Thu 26-Apr-12 20:58:31

Hi everyone,
glad the link to this new thread worked and people are finding their way here grin
Everso reading your posts about the cvs brought everything flooding back to me!! hmm I remember it, like it was yesterday! You were much braver than me then by watching it on screen, I couldm't even look at the needle and I came over all hot and felt faint just as they were finishing!! Good luck for a positive outcome.. the odds sound in your favour.

Bethan had her hospital check up today with our lovely pediatrician - she is pleased with her progress. She now weighs 15lb exactly and she is 66cm tall. This puts her on the 2nd centile for growth (instead of below the 0.4th)!! On the specific turners growth chart she is slightly above average for her growth!!! grin She wants to get her sight and hearing checked again now that she is over a year old, she was a little concerned that her eyes weren't working together (I haven't noticed anything though!!!) Happy to get things checked though. Glue ear is apparently common in TS girls.

Petty and Sam we haven't even thought of shoes yet!!! (though nowhere near walking!!!) and even the pram shoes are too wide for Beth.

Hope all well. x

Hello ladies, I just spotted you in active convos and have been skimming the thread. Lovely to hear how well the babies are doing and I am shock and grin that some of you are pg/ttc already... braver women than I! Lots of luck for bfps/smooth healthy pgs as appropriate.

I don't know if she posted here, but just wanted to say too had her baby girl a few weeks ago gringrin but will let her post details if she wants to (or let you stalk for them!)

Freya is just over 8 months now and gorgeous (some pics on my profile from a couple of months ago). The cheekiest little grin, and massive big eyes. She's just mastered crawling, pulling up to standing and trotting along pushing her walker - all in the last few weeks, it's incredible. She is a total boob monster and can't entirely see the point of solids, but will gum a kiwi or an oatcake to placate me from time to time. Currently sleeping in her cot (total miracle!), but due to wake up any time now grin. Sleeping is not one of our strong points, but hey.

We finally got Bobbie's headstone chosen and laid in the autumn just after her first birthday and I have some very precious photos of me and Freya there - me and my girls smile

Hope you're all well xx

Aww Spilt Freya is beautiful! Can't believe how much time has flown!

Medee Sat 28-Apr-12 18:10:56

Jojo Congratulations!

everso keeping everything crossed for the results on Tuesday.

I love Startrite shoes - though wasn't so keen on them when I was wearing them when younger. E doesn't need shoes just yet, as she is only walking with support from a walker or our fingers.

Lovely to hear an update from split and I hope TooImm is doing well.

Medee Sat 28-Apr-12 18:13:37

also, great news on Bethan, Purple

E is doing really well, just in the last month seems to have taken a develoment spurt in terms of all the new things she is doing. I'm working again. And no thought yet about whether there will be a #2 - certainly won't decide for a while yet.

sam26oscar Sat 28-Apr-12 20:15:21

spilt so happy uou are enjoying freya, there will be moments im sure when you
think about bobbie but im sure she sent you freya from heaven(smile) will stalk lookout for too aswell!!

Muser Sun 29-Apr-12 11:46:59

Hello everyone. Sorry, I keep forgetting to check in and now there's a new thread and everything.

So glad things are going well with Freya spilt, lovely to hear from you. And wonderful news about TooImm as well, I'm so happy for her.

Great to hear of all the walking babies and that Bethan is doing so well. And pregnancies, wow! How is work going for all those who were starting back around now? I'm settling in ok, starting to feel like I can do my job!

We're house hunting at the moment as we finally got an offer on the flat. I'm hoping nothing goes wrong as I love the idea of spending summer in our own house. Eeeep! My girl is walking all over the place and just a joy. She loves giving me kisses now, they're a bit open mouthed and tonguey, but it's just brilliant. She's into absolutely everything. Her favourite games are "empty the kitchen cupboard", "empty the recycling bin" and "empty the washing machine". I'm so glad washing machine doors lock when the washing is on! Otherwise I'd have a very flooded kitchen.

haloflo Sun 29-Apr-12 14:30:56

Lovely to hear from you split Freya sounds lovely.

Good news about the offer muser we moved from a flat to a house in December and its fab. I can't wait for summer either - if it ever happens! Good luck moving. Very cute about the kisses. I really like work. I'm just a Benefits Officer in my local council but I enjoy seeing my colleagues and the work isn't too demanding (although we are very very busy at the moment) I work 3 days plus regular Saturday overtime. I am going up to 4 days (subject to approval) in July though as my lovely mum is having H for 1 day a week from then.

purple Fab news about Bethan, sounds like she is doing really well.

everso Sending you good wishes for your result on Tuesday. I hope you continued to feel ok this weekend.

lozario Have you visited your local primary - it might not be so bad? Hope you can form a plan though.

My DP works Sundays so we went swimming this morning and wore her out for a second nap (first time in a week she has taken two) Not sure what to do when she wakes, it is thoroughly miserable out there.

eversomuch Mon 30-Apr-12 19:01:53

Had a call from my hospital this morning and the initial results for my CVS came back normal. So we are extremely pleased and relieved. Another two weeks or so and we'll have the full results, including the sex of the baby. smile The chances of any problems surfacing now are very small, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed. But feeling an incredible sense of relief at this point.

Lovely to hear that you and Freya are doing so well, spilt.

Great news about Bethan, purple. Loved the new photo on FB. What a cutie.

Good luck house-hunting, muser. I hope you find something absolutely perfect.

Already obsessing about primary schools here, too, lozario. Didn't know catchment areas could change. We're close to three excellent schools, but have been talking about possibly moving to West London, since 60% of DH's work takes him that way, or further west, at the moment. But I took a quick look at schools in the Ealing area and I'm not sure there are as many good ones there. We rent, which gives us loads of flexibility, but it's still a bit stressful -- even though we've got years before S will be going to school! I hope you find a solution you can be happy with.

Medee Mon 30-Apr-12 19:28:31

good news, ever

Muser Mon 30-Apr-12 22:30:26

Fantastic news on the results so far everso.

RockChick1984 Tue 01-May-12 11:57:17

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still going! I was on the antenatal group but lost touch after having my son.

Isn't it weird having a 1 year old??? I'm still coming to terms with having a baby, now all of a sudden he's a toddler instead!

Congratulations on your pregnancy everso I'd love to be TTC again but sadly can't til we move house sad

ckny1 Tue 01-May-12 17:44:01

Wonderful news, everso.

We're also worried about schools here! sad

eversomuch Tue 01-May-12 19:46:49

ckny Did you happen to hear this "story" on NPR on April 1st? Had me all O_o until the very last line.

ckny1 Wed 02-May-12 16:38:12

no, I hadn't read it, everso, until now! it's disgusting...or was it an April Fool's joke? smile DNA testing to enter pre-school?!?!

the good news is that I thankfully haven't met ultra-competitive parents here... yet, they seem to be quite well-adjusted (IMO). But we're all at a loss regarding the school situation. Maybe we can open our own (they have co-op schools, just loads of work to pass state standards with things like toilets,... not just curriculum)!

Franz had a lovely playdate yesterday with his old mates, and we were so happy to see that there was a lot less parallel play with them, and more interaction. Our babies are growing up (and seem to be losing some of their chub! confused

Purplefan Thu 03-May-12 09:57:21

Hi everyone..
Great to hear from you spilt the photos of Freya are lovely. Glad all going well for you and thanks for the news of too!
Everso I am so pleased that your results give you positive news... what a relief.

I just popped in to anounce yet more FAB news about my Bethan... we had Cardiac check up yesterday and although she hated having the scan and all these strange people looking at her (3 student docs in the room too)shock, everything is looking and sounding as it should!! grin If we had just been referred through 'normal' channels we would be discharged, however because of the TS, they want to keep a check on her as she grows to ensure all is in proportion. Her next cardiac check will be in 2016 when she is 5 wine
I am so happy, my little girl amazes me everyday and continues to prove that things are not always as bad as you first think!!!
I just want to add a big thank-you to all of you that have given us positive thoughts and comments on our journey.... long may it continue grin

ps sorry for the emotional bit, but just wanted to say it blush

Have a good week. xx

eversomuch Thu 03-May-12 10:24:14

Oh, purple that is such brilliant news about Bethan. What an amazing little girl, and you have every reason to feel emotional and ecstatic.

ckny It was an April Fool's joke, but I was totally taken in until the end. It just wouldn't surprise me, knowing how competitive some parents are.

Great to hear about the interactive play. Sabine still seems more drawn to the grown-ups than to the other kids when we go to groups, but she has her moments when she notices the other kids. Growing up, indeed!

haloflo Thu 03-May-12 13:55:21

purple That is fantastic. I feel emotional reading about her so I can't imagine how you feel!

Hannah loves children, especially slightly older ones. She loves to pass them toys if they come to her and watch them run about (hence why i'm so broody!)

I've just ordered her some crayons and a colouring book off amazon - does anyones DC like scribbling yet?

We went to messy play this morning - she just isnt a messy baby though!?? The custard was completely ignored and the craft table meant she got to eat paper. She did love the water table until the floor became all slippy...

She has been asleep since 11.15 this morning though so it clearly wore her out. Our lunch is waiting for us when she wakes. Its a sunny day here (hooray) so off to play outside this afternoon.

Medee Fri 04-May-12 08:49:19

hurrah purple, that is great news!

Muser Fri 04-May-12 20:22:56

Wonderful news purple, you and Bethan are doing so well.

halo my girl likes scribbling, she has some felt tips. She's not as keen on painting.

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