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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....

SconesForTea Wed 06-Feb-13 19:34:54

Busy bees!

SB hope your date night went well...

IC good luck with the resettling on Friday. It is very early days yet and the nursery sounds fab, sure it will work out well.

SC crossing fingers and toes that your hearing is returning. But if not, get thee to a GP for that ENT referral!! <wags finger> Great that DD2 loves her new nursery so much.

bc ((hugs)) hope the cream works quickly and the gentle sleep training continues to reap dividends. You're tired and not well, give yourself a break. Had to giggle at DS chatting about your nipples grin

CP yay on the climb. Also on the cot sleeps smile

Survival great that you're feeling more positive.

Mous grin at not wanting to break Mama! Your girls have it sussed.

SR so good to hear from you and sounding so chipper. You put me to shame, instead of wallowing in what-am-I-where-am-I-going I will try to be more positive every day (I have also read that this is a technique that really works). Great that DH is behaving himself (quite a lot of the time having a DH is like having another child unfortunately. My friend always reminds her DH when he is getting too juvenile of the time he yelled "SconesFriend! Where are my PANTS!" because he couldn't find any clean pants hmm).

We have almost finishes working on the living room ignore the face that we paid our neighbour to do most of the working and have kind of moved in. We're so used to spending our evenings at the kitchen table we still are most nights. The good news is we can now repatriate my piano that my friend has been looking after for 5 years. So I will have a hobby after all smile I used to play and I am going to take lessons again, and actually practice the damn thing this time round. Shame it's a solo hobby but the lessons will get me out of the house.

We describe DH as the hairy funny one to the girls (he is very hairy, not so funny) and I asked DD1 how she would describe me. She said the cross one sad I know I shout too much but I feel at the end of my tether most days. Really will try to be calmer.

ScienceRocks Thu 07-Feb-13 09:06:43

Oh dear, I appear to have offended lots of you on this thread blush I didn't mean for other people to feel that they whinge on this thread, as I certainly don't feel that, but I felt I did and that it wasn't fair on you lot or good for me. And I certainly didn't mean to imply that anyone else is wallowing! We all juggle many many things in our lives and have to find our own ways through it all. Sorry if I made anyone feel bad, it certainly wasn't my intention.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 07-Feb-13 09:56:34

SR I am sure that is not what was said. You didn't offend anyone <I don't think> and it was more that we are in awe at your strength.

IC poor DD.
BC take care.

Scone I am the grumpy monster... <hugs>

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 07-Feb-13 09:58:07

Sorry forgot to say better luck next time SB
And good that your DD is happier SOC <BTW you seem to be avoiding to answer about your EAR!!!!>

Bearcrumble Thu 07-Feb-13 12:23:11

No, SR - I don't think that was what was meant at all. Rather the opposite.

Bearcrumble Thu 07-Feb-13 12:26:37

Some days I feel pretty great and it's good to celebrate that and some days I feel shit. I'm more likely to post here if I feel crappy but I do my best to remember how lucky I am as well.

I think your post was inspiring and I think that survival meant that too.

ScienceRocks Thu 07-Feb-13 12:57:58

And now I look as though I was fishing blush. Someone asked down thread whether anyone missed their pre-DC self. My answer is yes, I appear to have forgotten social conventions blushgrin

Hope everyone is ok today?

soc so lovely that your dd2 is enjoying her pre-school. Long may it continue smile But yes, how is the hearing?

IC, hope you DD settles back in. The staff sound very good there, and I'm sure she'll be fine.

CP, I am in awe of your climbing shock Well done on getting your DS to sleep in the cot.

BC, hope you have recovered from your DS's truth telling grin and hope you are feeling better. I was so rubbish at BF that I have nothing but admiration for anyone who sustains it, despite all the issues that come up.

SB, hope you are not too disappointed about date night?

Mous, your girls are quite right to realise the implications of injuring you grin

Scones, taking up the piano again sounds a great idea smile Glad you have your living room useable too. Don't worry about your DD1 describing you as such, it could well have been just the time you asked. Kids often just reflect in the most recent thing.

Survival, how are you doing? Big decisions to be made...

StoneBaby Thu 07-Feb-13 13:06:32

Yes a bit disapointed as despites knowing he wasn't well, I thought he may be happy to give it a try.

bc how are feeling today? How did your DD sleep last night?

SC still think you should get your hearing checked.

Bearcrumble Thu 07-Feb-13 13:14:50

I'm sorry too SB, it sucks. Are you sure he is on board re trying or is he just saying he is? Does he have history of agreeing to things he doesn't actually want to do to avoid argument/discussion?

I'm ok - DS out with mum today and DD asleep for the past hour and a bit so taking the opportunity for guilt-free internet use.

SR - Shush, now! It was just a misunderstanding - no one thinks you were crowing or fishing or moaning too much or anything. It is SO IMPORTANT that we can just say what we feel without judgement and also (as an aside) I think I need to remember that it's ok to moan about small things when other people have big things to moan about. (I always feel a bit guilty for small niggles when someone has a catastrophy going on).

Think I can hear DD stirring. Will have a bath with her I think when she wakes.

Sleep not too bad - had 2 feed in the night (12ish and 4ish) and some whinnying and crying but only in with me for an hour after the 4am feed then she slept until DS woke around 7.

Yesterday DS woke me by singing a made up song to himself in his bed - "I love mummy" over and over. I was very touched.

Bearcrumble Thu 07-Feb-13 13:15:23

I can't tell if cream working or not. They still look red but don't feel as itchy/hot.

ClimbingPenguin Thu 07-Feb-13 13:58:18

scones if you get some time to yourself I think that will help. I always feel more centered after a break. Last saturday I was struggling with DD so checked out for the day. After their nap I got DH to take them out while I had a long bath. I think piano sounds great if you get the time by yourself to do. What about lessons to get yourself back into it and give you some structure?

survival what about (in time) finding a little bit of tutoring to pay for gym or other treats? Also reminds you that you have a brain that you are capable of using. Plus the hugs I get from DD when I get in are amazing.

Science In the nicest possible way, stop being silly grin

had a great yesterday with DH (See my fb) and we have vowed to start doing more stuff. Thinking of maybe a london trip once a month, but still working on the sling/buggy/tube logistics. So any ideas from you lot will be great. Once DH gets his wages from his new job then I want to have adventure Wednesdays in place of the nursery. The little bit extra petrol money will let me do things that are a 20 min drive away. Figure alternate local/further afield. Especially once the weather gets warmer.

ClimbingPenguin Thu 07-Feb-13 13:59:10

oooh IC new thread time

Don't be daft SR smile Bless you xx

OK, I'm on it CP....

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