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FEB 2010 Two and a half to three...the "contrary age" (no it isn't! yes it is!)

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Come in, sit down, fresh coffee is brewing, Prosecco's in the fridge for later and there's a bumper box of Lindt chocolates for all....

ScienceRocks Wed 26-Sep-12 15:26:19

Thanks IC!

Love the new thread title. DD2 is spending a lot of time saying: "I don't want a sandwich/drink/kiss/anything else that she is being offered or asked to do," then promptly doing whatever she has protested to. Glad it's not just her!

Climbingpenguin Wed 26-Sep-12 15:27:56

Thanks IC

<pretends to be hard at work while DCs are in nursery>

No, BC, DH turned down the job in the end. At some point it will be readvertised at a higher salary and he'll apply again but he's doubtful as he expects the calibre of the field to be much higher.

That's annoying about the lurgy, that's my fear. DS was pretty bad last night so I think that's three of us coming down with something.

IC maybe once it's colder with the sling? If not at that size it might not be long until the connecta can come in.

Climbingpenguin Wed 26-Sep-12 15:30:27

and yes the evening fussy lasts longer than you remember doesn't it. <passes some more cake around>

Bearcrumble Wed 26-Sep-12 21:37:28

I have that double pushchair, IC - I love it except that it's slightly too wide to get through my front door so if I have sleeping children I don't want to wake I have to lift it and pop one wheel off to get it through and it's a faff.

Do you have a head-hugger insert for the newborn side? It's a good idea.

With regard to the thread title - DS asks me what something is and after I tell him he says "no it's not". Today he was telling me it wasn't raining when it was tipping down so I said maybe he needed glasses if he couldn't see it. That made him run around demanding 'MY GLASSES'. In the end I found an old pair of sunglasses which satisfied him, but it had the potential to turn ugly wink.

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Wed 26-Sep-12 21:44:18

Grrr! Just lost massive post! That'll teach me! Thanks for the new thread IC.
Hello to all of you. Can't face writing it all again, except to say that I found DS2 sitting unaided on the toilet this evening having a poo, wiping his bottom with half a loo roll (that I then had to fish out of the toilet), still not actually finding the right area, and then proceeding to roll on my cream carpet with his bare bottom before I could sort out the loo roll explosion!! hmm

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 27-Sep-12 04:56:52

<waves>

NK2b1f2 Thu 27-Sep-12 21:29:16

Mous <waves back> grin

stoofadoof Thu 27-Sep-12 21:30:03

I'm coming back at the weekend when I hope the stinky cold I've got will have gone, and somehow magically I'll feel full of vim and vigour and not be a twineyarse (i apologise if that requires translating from cumbrian ;-) )

hope everyone's ok smile

Welcome back stoof!
Get well soon x

Bc it won't go through our front door either - my plan is to wheel them into the back garden via the side gate then leave 'em parked outside until they wake up... (the joys of semi-detached houses!!)
Good tip about the head-hugger, I'll get onto that....
Arf at the glasses kerfuffle!

NK2b1f2 Fri 28-Sep-12 13:59:44

Reverse psychology working a treat today. Told dd2 who looked totally shattered after a busy week that I wanted her to have a bit of a lie down. Not to sleep but just to have a rest... She was snoring a minute later grin. She hasn't had a lunchtime sleep for months but every so often I manage to trick her when I feel she really needs it.
Waving at everyone...

StoneBaby Fri 28-Sep-12 18:44:56

Marking my place. I'll be back later

<go and load another washing machine>

AbsB Sat 29-Sep-12 11:08:31

Also making my place... <Waves and passes round some croissant and coffee> We are in a 'big girl' bed now which so far has been a success. The first night was a disaster with DD getting up, turning on the light (I tied a ribbon to the bathroom light so she can turn it on and off now), pretending to sit on the potty in her pyjamas and getting back into bed about twenty times before 9pm. The novelty finally wore off and she's now sleeping through... And seems to love it. She now has a bed guard after falling out the first night. We are learning! <Right time to pay attention to DP who is back from tour...>

rainbowweaver Sat 29-Sep-12 13:07:14

Loving the sunny day today, washing line now full. smile sb have also been washing since Friday. What is it about men and children and clothes?

StoneBaby Sat 29-Sep-12 19:41:08

Hi AbsB and rainbow how are you?

DS can now say 'cuddle' when he gives one or want one. My problem is that he knows when to use it ie when I'm cross against him, he runs to give me a hug and with a sweet voice says 'cuddle'. It melts my heart everytime and I bet he knows it grin

Well, we're settle back into our routine after 7 days of late nights for DS (he was going to bed between 7 and 9pm most nights due to family commitments). He's now so pleased to go to his bed.

rainbow I'm on wash number 5 since yesterday afternoon and I probably still have 2 more to do - this includes bedding, whool and white.

IC I hope your last 2 weeks of recovery goes quick. Are you allowed to drive?

survival DS is starting to be independant with toilet use and want to wipe his bottom too but at the moment I've manged to stop him doing this confused

NK2b1f2 Sun 30-Sep-12 07:20:56

Now when did I start considering 6.30 a lie- in??? confused

Bearcrumble Sun 30-Sep-12 22:05:20

Oh GOD, same here! DS was so consistent waking around 7 but now.... he wakes up at 6ish (and shouts out in the night for a wee/cuddly toys that have slipped out of bed).

We had a lovely weekend away on the Kent coast - stayed in Minnis Bay and visited Botany Bay and Whitstable.

NK2b1f2 Mon 01-Oct-12 11:15:56

Bear - our mornings have gone pear shaped since I went back to work. On work days I have to be up at 6 and the bathroom is between their rooms, so going for a shower wakes them both up. Now I can't convince them to sleep longer on the days I am off. On Saturday morning dd2 decided it was time to get up at 5.30... I drew the line at that and sent her back to bed! She was furious but did actually go back to sleep.

NK2b1f2 Mon 01-Oct-12 13:35:11

dd2 just did a really clever thing and started snoring on my lap with her eyes still open... But no, she was not tired and really didn't want a nap grin (Have now transferred her to her cot).

NK2b1f2 Mon 01-Oct-12 20:18:27

Those of you who had/have SPD, has it settled since you had your dc or is it flaring up still? Reason I am asking is that I seem to have started having problems again since starting work. I am guessing a long commute plus driving for my job, doing 2ish hour interviews hovering on the edge of a sofa with a laptop balanced on my knees, plus having put away the pushchair and walking everywhere at dd2's speed is not helping. I now find myself quite achy after fairly short (slow- looking at every slug, snail, dog poo, stone) walks and I can't bear to sleep on my back. sad

rainbowweaver Mon 01-Oct-12 20:39:46

nk I do feel a little achy after my once a week lunch-time jog, but it fades after an hour or so. It is a little odd, isn't it? Wonder when things will go back to normal?

rainbowweaver Mon 01-Oct-12 20:44:19

Shockingly DD and I woke up at 10am this morning. Luckily no meetings this morning so was able to get in after a very quick brush etc by 10.30am. Can't believe it, have never overslept to this extent! She had a 5.30am wake up, had some milk, and we went back to sleep. Me thinking that we'd be awake again by 8 at the latest. Next time I will have to set the alarm clock. That'll teach me.

NK2b1f2 Mon 01-Oct-12 20:47:32

10am shockgrin Ahhh, I can vaguely remember what that was like... (long before children). My alarm will go off at 6.01 tomorrow morning sad (6.01 for psychological reasons because it sounds later than 6 or god forbid 5.59 grin)

stoofadoof Mon 01-Oct-12 21:02:24

am still a miserable cold twineyarse… i'll be back smile

Bearcrumble Tue 02-Oct-12 09:23:04

DS did 7pm - 7.30am last night!! At last a proper waking time. So happy.

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