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October 2011 - my, oh my, how the first years flew by!! It's birthday season!!

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MummyDuckAndDuckling Wed 19-Sep-12 21:33:03

So excited that the first birthdays are upon us! Will try get a copy of the stats..

sassy34264 Fri 25-Jan-13 12:54:51

mrsh Boo! (about the money) but probably a good job you didn't spend it.

MummyDuckAndDuckling Fri 25-Jan-13 19:41:53

I'm in the midst of gutting the whole house! Having central heating installed within the next month (waiting to find out exact date) so I'm doing one room at a time. Tackled S room today, sorted through clothes, drawers and toys. Managed a big bag full for the charity shop so I'll drop that off Monday. Loft insulation was put down yesterday and I've sorted through all the boxes that were brought down from attic. My dads coming up tue to put them all back up. Spare bedroom is currently a tipping ground shock once its clear then I'll attempt to de clutter it. Livingroom is fine, my bedroom is fine so it's just the kitchen after that confused

Engelsemama Sat 26-Jan-13 09:05:43

Good luck Duck ! I despair with decluttering my house. Most of the crap is DH's. Last weekend we started going through the stuff in the loft so we can finally pack away the baby stuff and turn the room into a study/office area for us (we have a small study at the moment which will be DC2 bedroom at some point we hope, but it is crammed to the rafters with DH's paperwork/a million old computers/lots of important stuff that cannot be thrown away hmm so there's no room at all for me to work there!)

While going through the loft we threw out folders and folders of DH's college work (when he was training in mechanics 20+ years ago - maybe a little out of date now and he is not a mechanic!) and his teenage porn collection grin

However, new year, new start. Have managed to keep the kitchen table free of clutter for the first time in 5 years, so now starting work on the dining room table (especially since M can reach it and has been reaching up and taking things off it!).

Still fairly poopy here, but I think he's on the mend. He's eating better but still not back to the old M. last night he refused to be spoon fed and picked out all the noodles from his plate and turned his nose up at the bits of chicken. Normally he eats absolutely anything!

Engelsemama Sat 26-Jan-13 09:11:44

sassy last night I was giving M a bath, he was running round the bathroom with no clothes on and let out a massive fart. Given his digestive pyrotechnics recently I stopped in my tracks, but luckily he didn't redecorate the bathroom floor!

TallyBear Sat 26-Jan-13 15:07:08

Engles lol i was worried where you were going with that story!

Engelsemama Sat 26-Jan-13 18:46:18

After the poo I've seen this week it could have ended VERY differently Tally grin

PenelopeLane Sat 26-Jan-13 20:37:01

ug decluttering. I had a go at some a few weeks ago, but think I made even more mess! We did find some patches of mold though which is very uncool

Engelsemama Sun 27-Jan-13 10:00:31

First "normal" poo from M in a week - hooray! (it's very sad that this warrants a hurray!).

But he now has a temp of 39.1 - combo of cold and teething I think.

TallyBear Sun 27-Jan-13 17:05:12

Sob story alert!

Been on my own all weekend. Dh in London for his brothers 30th do. We were invited ages ago apparently (I only found out on Wed) and dh said we couldn't go because of Seb but then his mum and sister started pressuring him to go as he was the only one not going (out of 5) so he said he's go on his own. He left 11 yesterday morning and said he would just get up this morning and come home and be back by lunchtime. Of course that didn't happen. I knew it wouldn't. It's not often the 5 siblings are together so he stayed for lunch and said he would be back by 4. Eta is now 5:30 but that's not looking likely either. And he's out tonight too, leaving about 6:30. AIBU to feel completely abandoned or is that really pathetic?

I am aren't I!?

Added to that, Seb's done 7 poos so far this weekend. 7!!

TallyBear Sun 27-Jan-13 17:05:56

(p.s. when I say 'on my own' I mean 'on my own with Seb') Just to be clear smile

ipswichwitch Sun 27-Jan-13 19:34:06

Not pathetic at all tally. Last time DH went out I felt abandoned as N was teething and being a little tinker. When I finally got him to sleep I ate half if DHs choc Santa he had left and felt much better grin

Been an epic popping weekend here too. Tooth number 8 is here! N also has a black eye from a disagreement with the tv cabinet - N basically trying to run through it! He's now just able to climb into the sofa, with much huffing and puffing, but mighty pleased with himself when he gets there.
I've been decorating the living room but have to wait another 2 weeks for the carpet as when it came on fri it was too small! Gah!!

sassy34264 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:56:48

I'm hiding out in the kitchen, while dp watchers loopers. Only watched the 1st 20mins and then refused to watch anymore. I can cope with shoot em ups, and even to a degree sick sadistic kill em, blood and gore, but when it's psychological torture i can't bear it. I'm not sure why. hmm

Chloe has gone to her dads tonight. She asked to. She's hankering after some new clothes that's why. even though she has had over £150 spent on clothes in the jan sales

Should i be worried or ashamed that she is like this, or is it perfectly normal? confused

tally I would be pissed off at dp if he had said he would be back and then wasn't. I always say don't say you will if there is a chance you won't. It bugs me, cos i get all countdowny about him being back and then disappointed when he isn't. I think that probably makes me pathetic- so move over grin

7 poos!!! how much has he ate! grin

Poor N ipswich hope it's not too sore.

Hope M is better soon, engels

sassy34264 Sun 27-Jan-13 21:05:18

On a funny note.

I sold some nursery furniture on ebay this week (as part of my get the house organised mantra)
He was supposed to be coming today at 10.30, but i emailed this morning to make it later, as dp had been invited to a new wrestling club for 9.30 today and i can't carry it myself.

I sent the email to make it 12.30, so dp would definately be back. I never received a reply and he never showed up. It was only after a while i thought about the email.

It read

Hi, If you are able to come today, can you make it later, as dp will be out. About 12.30 instead?

Thanks

I think it reads either- I want him to come when my partner is out, as i'm a sad lonely housewife, (wink wink, nudge nudge)or i am selling furniture behind dp's back when he is out. blush and grin

oops

ClimbingPenguin Sun 27-Jan-13 22:08:30

Taking DS to the GP tomorrow see if I can get a referral to the eczema clinic. Naturally most of it has cleared up, but need to hold my nerve.

PenelopeLane Mon 28-Jan-13 08:24:04

sassy grin

climbing hope your DS's skin is OK ... I had a lot of eczema growing up so always look very closely at A to see if he has it although turns out it is just a fungal infection caused by drool

I had a new moment with A today, he was having free willy time and was in his bedroom, and came to get me saying 'uh oh' and trying to take my hand, leading me to his room. He'd done a massive poo, and was pointing at it saying 'uh oh'. Of course it was a yucky mess, but was impressed as he's my pfb it's the first time we've had an incident he seems to have understood iyswim.

and as you can see I am also really enjoying the crossing out function today

MummyDuckAndDuckling Mon 28-Jan-13 08:37:44

Pen - that's funny! Well done A! Potty training next week wink
CP - hope you get the referal

Early morning wakings have started here. No idea why! And of course as she's getting up so early, she's a grumpy bum all the time as she's tired confused I was listening to her over the monitor this morning when she woke. Was quite happy talking to her teddies when she must have knocked her dummy out, just heard 'oh no!' grin It's the way she says it as well. Has her hands up on her cheeks like its the worst thing that could happen! I had a little giggle to myself imagining her.

ClimbingPenguin Mon 28-Jan-13 13:15:08

waiting to hear about the referral, but have another cream to try and some tubigrip vest things for him to wear at night time to help keep the moisture in. Also got some stuff for the bath on prescription.

I think he is teething <looks at red bite marks on shoulder> Last night he had a couple of wakings of different type crying.

Engelsemama Mon 28-Jan-13 19:26:56

Tally I have never had to spend a night alone with M...come to that, I haven’t had a weekend alone without DH since I moved here. He never goes anywhere!

ips I find chocolate will solve most problems

M finally seems like his old self thanks sassy.

Fx for referral climbing

grin pen

Duck M has just started saying “uh-oh” when he drops something he knows he shouldn’t!

eng glad M is back to normal

ips ouch poor N hope it clears up fast and doesn't bother him too much

sassy grin could have been worse he could have turned up expecting more than baby furniture! Re Chloe I think it's probably quite normal she's still trying to work out who she is and what she wants from life I think it's great of you to let her have the space to work it out.

Sorry forgotten who else said whatblush

Had a horrible few days here W been ill since weds and was up most of last night coughing with gunk in his throat. Seems better today though so sent him to nursery where he's been fine and eaten everything he could get his hands on so hopefully we've turned a corner.
He points to his mouth now when I say it's time to clean his teeth!

ClimbingPenguin Mon 28-Jan-13 22:38:15

duck what would be a good present to say thank you for the DCs keyworker. They have their last session on Wed pm (any ideas as to what I should do with myself most welcome) and want to give something to her. They would have been there six months at mostly one afternoon a week, my lazy idea so far is 20 quid in a card.

MummyDuckAndDuckling Mon 28-Jan-13 23:01:33

In the nursery as leaving presents during my time I got wine, chocs, flowers, perfume set, amazon vouchers, m&s vouchers etc. the one I did really treasure though was a lovely photo of the kids from family in a frame! This was the family I went on to nanny for however so the kids were special to me, IYSWIM?

Our nursery was inside a private gym with a beauty treatment place within, someone gave me a voucher for a massage! It was lovely, but I think that sort if thing depends on how well you know them, I know one girl never used it as she hates all that stuff.

Tbh, I don't think you can go wrong with a voucher or flowers. I honestly never expected any gifts, so don't feel like its something you have to do.

Scheherezade Tue 29-Jan-13 20:27:49

Hello! I need to catch up with everyone.

C is struggling with teething and sleeps in bed with me 3/7 days.

We are buying our first house smile

Getting married in June, got to paint the village hall and lots of organising to do. Budget is 4k and so far so good smile getting a big, white wedding for cheap thanks to good friends and contacts in the church smile

Loving being a SAHM, go to baby groups, play dates etc every day. But missing my horses.

C now says "mummy/mama" "daddy" "doggy" "here you go" "gone", and can say "moo" and "baa" when he sees the animals outside/in a picture smile he's still very bossy and demanding and points, pulls and throws to get what he wants. He can also climb out his cot, so the floor has a few duvets of padding down, until we move house and he's going into a toddler bed.

He's a fatty and eats very well.

PenelopeLane Wed 30-Jan-13 07:20:40

I was wondering how you were scheherezade. Congrats on the house and wedding! Exciting! What role will you have c play in it if any? My sis is getting married later in the year and her dcs will be her bridal party which is cute if potentially unruly!

Good you love being a SAHM. Will you be able to stay one? It would be great if you could as you seem to be really enjoying it.

A says "no", "NO" and "NOOOOOOOO". A few others too, but that's the most common.

I have news! I am joining the Oct 2013 bus smile And a thanks to those of you that might find that news hard due to MMC and having been ttc for ages (Mrs and Cheshire) or having frustrating ttc conversations (engels) - I do very much want to be sensitive to that.

I am both excited and scared, both of a mmc and knowing what lies ahead. It's still early days so in that secret stage, but I figured that if I couldn't share my news with the ladies with whom most posts in Sept/Oct 2011 started with "TMI alert" about labour symptoms etc, who could I share it with? grin

MummyDuckAndDuckling Wed 30-Jan-13 08:06:21

Huge huge congratations pen grinthanks

Congrats pen smile

Hi scheh congrats on the wedding smile sounds like you and C are doing well

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