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Fab Feb 2009 - come rain, wind or shine, we're here for each other with copious amounts of wine

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New thread for us to quaff and chat away on... though as the sun is out today suspect I'll be pootling around here on my todd for a bit

<starts arranging the deckchairs in best position to catch the sun>

rosieposey Tue 22-Jan-13 19:59:09

Ahhh that list makes me nostalgic smile I didn't join the due in Dec thread when I was pg this time with Caspar - moved too fast and everybody seemed really really young!

How is everyone? how exciting that there are new babies to look forward to smile Cas is now 7 weeks and unfortunately I think he has some sort of reflux as we literally can't put him down and he is very hard to settle/wind ect so fingers crossed when I take him tomorrow for his innoculations I can have a word with someone about it. He is a lovely baby though.

Can't believe he is my last, I am grateful for my 5 wonderful children but I'm 41 in a couple of weeks and this really was it for me - took ages to fall pg and boy do I feel old and tired ATM lol but I will always miss the wonder of a very tiny baby.

oooggs Tue 22-Jan-13 20:05:48

rosie - Luke is our last (of 4) and he seems to be growing up much faster than the others did. with dts only 20 mths older than him he is chasing their heels every day. As he moves up a stage I am getting rid of the stuff we no longer need sad

dinkystinky Tue 22-Jan-13 20:06:47

Aah that list made me feel all gooey inside! Love you all too x

Rosie - sorry to hear Cars has reflux. Cranial osteopath helped with that with DS1 and you can get anti reflux cot pillows you can put under their mattress which can help too (as pain lessens for the baby if on an incline). Hope the doctor/HV can suggest things that will help when you see them.

dinkystinky Tue 22-Jan-13 20:14:07

Aargh blimming autocorrect - I meant CAS!

SilveryMoon Tue 22-Jan-13 20:24:37

Me too swampy I def wouldn't have got through the early years without all of the ladies here. This thread has been a lifesaver.
rosie Symapthies for the reflux. Ds1 had it quite bad and I remember it vividly. Poor Caspar. He is very cute!
Luke is also growing really fast. He seems so advanced!
There will be no more babies here either, and although I kind of like the idea of having a baby again, I know I couldn't cope.
Have no idea how you lot manage 3/4/5! Hats off smile

rosieposey Tue 22-Jan-13 20:35:23

OOoggs that's what we did with Milo's stuff, just didn't think that we were going to be lucky enough to get pg again as it was a good couple of years. I gave it all to my neice and it made me very melancholy but happy to see her DS in milo's old stuff - I know it's a cliche but they really do grow up so fast don't they?

Dinky smile how are you feeling!? Well I hope. Did you join another thread yet for your impending arrival? Are you going to find out the baby's sex too? Oh goodness I bet the boys are super excited - mind you milk came to all the scans and was a bit meh til Cas was actually here - now he is wonderful with him smile

Thanks for the advice on the reflux - I'm assuming that's what it is as never he this with any of the girls or milo. He just about ticks every single symptom on the top 10 symptoms for reflux - my god I have never heard a baby fart so bloody much! It would be funny but the poor little guy is so obviously uncomfortable and crys a fair bit especially when laid flat. I'm going to order a reflux pillow Dinky as its a start before any gavoscon ect. I will look into the cranial osteopathy as well - need to google someone local as its getting to a point where we have to do something he is so whingy and sad around his feeds.

rosieposey Tue 22-Jan-13 20:40:52

Ha ha SM that's the thing that puts me off evening the numbers to 6 lol - I don't actually have 5 children just two children and 3 (stroppy) young adults who are my children too smile I couldn't cope with three under 5 which is what I did in my 20's when the girls were young it seemed so easy then!

The girls are a great help though so I guess it's all worked out perfectly in the end. Like i said up thread though I don't half feel old this time - moreso than when I had Milo.

dinkystinky Tue 22-Jan-13 20:54:34

Feeling fine thanks Rosie - had 16 WK appointment today and heard the heartbeat, which was lovely. Feel absolutely huge already though.

Re reflux - DS1 liked being held upright in a sling. Pressure on tummy and being upright helped him I think. Poor old Cas - it is miserable seeing them in pain and unsettled.

dinkystinky Tue 22-Jan-13 20:55:55

Oh yes - boys excited, Danny more so than DS1. Have joined the July thread but not seen the duchess of Cambridge on there yet.

dinkystinky Tue 22-Jan-13 21:10:04

In other news, found out why Danny doesn't want to go to nursery anymore. A boy in his class is about over keen and rough and annoying him - not sure what to do as pretty sure the boy in question has learning difficulties and not meaning to upset Danny. I guess I will need to speak to the staff. Ho hum.

swampster Tue 22-Jan-13 21:53:38

Dinky, that's exactly what happened to Jacob last term. A particular little boy who was annoying him (there's a different one now!). It was coupled with a slight change in his nursery schedule/routine (I started picking him up early, at 3 pm instead of some time between 4 and 6 and it really threw him).

He started crying when I left him, something he hadn't done for AGES. And hardly did at all in any case. It was fairly distressing for a couple of weeks but he's fine now.

Now he actually seems to get on OK with the original little boy who was annoying him. But I had to take him to A&E to get his head glued shortly before Christmas when Annoying Boy No.2 pushed him against a wall in the book corner and split his head open.

dinkystinky Wed 23-Jan-13 09:51:27

Good to hear it passes Swampy. It was obviously en vogue for Fab Feb boys to get their heads glued shut last year as had to rush Danny to A&E to get his glued when he cunningly split it open on a radiator...

swampster Wed 23-Jan-13 13:42:21

grin Dinky, as they were parting his pick hair to glue the gash, just next to it a bit to the left I saw the scar of the previous gash which had been glued almost exactly a year before when he knocked it on the trampoline.

Calico1 Wed 23-Jan-13 14:51:55

Aww - I can't believe it's been 4 years! Lilian as yet hasn't let me know what she wants for her birthday except to say she wants a party with a balloon so they can all play keepy-uppy! Should be do-able....

Would love another baby but couldn't bear another pregnancy - had too many health scares with both of mine (me not the babies)!

rosieposey Wed 23-Jan-13 23:35:07

No trips to a and e since Milo fractured his skull at 8 months - DH did warn me that boys were a little more 'boisterous' than girls and he was right! No glued gashes as yet though.

In two weeks he will be 4 - how the heck did that much time pass? Until a very few months ago I still thought of Milo as a toddler but he isn't anymore, not really - he's a little boy who suddenly seems much bigger since his little brother's arrival!

He still has spectacular meltdowns like a toddler though ... Wish they would hurry up and stop! hmm

dinkystinky Thu 24-Jan-13 09:49:12

Rosie - Danny is a little diva too with many tantrums a day. We find sitting him on the thinking step till he's finished tantrumming and ready to come tell us what the problem is helps him calm down.

MOSagain Thu 24-Jan-13 11:04:46

hello all, can't believe our little ones are now/nearly 4, where has the time gone! Shame so many have 'dropped off' there were so many of us to start with.

dinky glad all going well with your pregnancy.

All very busy here, have organised a charity horse racing night which is on Saturday 2nd Feb. Fundraising for NDCS in memory of a deaf friend of mine who died a few years ago and SANDS in memory of MrsY's Benedict. I know most of you are too far away to come (its in Crawley) but if you want to buy raffle tickets which are £1 each there are some fab prizes. Although a lot of them are 'local' ie meals in local pubs/restauarants a lot are not. PM me if interested.

SilveryMoon Thu 24-Jan-13 23:02:18

Good to hear Luke isn't the only one who massively tantrums still! He is a very emotional child (wonder where he gets that from.......) the smallest thing makes him cry and he is such a drama queen!
He's also had his forehead glued when he was very young. Fell into the doorframe.
I'm keeping him off nursery tomorrow as he seems to have some asthma symptoms.
I just don't trust the school to keep an eye on him and give the inhaler. I know that's silly and they'll have loads of children with asthma but I'm feeling uneasy about it so staying home.
Think I'll book to see his teachers to have a chat about it and make sure they have a care plan of sorts and know what Luke's key symptoms are and that they know what to look for.
God, I'm one of those mums.

dinkystinky Fri 25-Jan-13 13:57:18

Dont worry SM - I'm one of those mums too. I sent in a note earlier this week about Danny suddenly being upset about nursery and wanting to speak to the nursery teacher to find out what's going on and what we at home, and they at nursery, can do to ensure he's happy at nursery again and have heard zip. Ho hum.

SilveryMoon Fri 25-Jan-13 15:59:52

That's really bad that they haven't got back to you about that dinky.
Ok, mainstream nursery, 30 children but I'd expect a reply within a week.
Hope you can get to the bottom of it and make it better for Danny soon

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 16:38:59

Managed to arrange a meeting tomorrow before work - not expecting much of it though!

SilveryMoon Sun 27-Jan-13 19:57:04

Good luck dinky Hope you get some answers tomorrow. Let us know smile

oooggs Mon 28-Jan-13 09:39:01

Hope the meeting went well dinky

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 09:46:05

Thanks Oooggs and SM - teacher was very nice (but very new - only been there since the start of term). She said she thought Danny was unsettled because of the change - new teacher and new TA (so only nursery nurse is the constant) but she's not concerned as he seems very happy generally at nursery and has a little pack of boys (and a couple of girls) he likes to play with. I spoke to her about the boy he said had been upsetting him - she confirmed he has special needs and that the 3 of them find it hard to keep an eye on him at all times as he finds it very hard to socialise/understand norms (like why throwing sand in a childs eye in the sandpit when they are playing there is not funny) but said that as of this week he is going to have a dedicated one on one TA in nursery just for him so they expect things to settle down - Danny isnt the only child who has been upset apparently. So fingers crossed things will settle down - and hopefully Danny will get a bit happier.

oooggs Tue 29-Jan-13 12:09:35

Hope so dinky. Here's to a happier Danny at nursery very soon!!

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