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November 2012 - Guess what we were doing this time last year

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StuntNun Wed 13-Feb-13 21:30:34
PennieLane Thu 14-Feb-13 11:11:02

I am thankful LO sleeps as much as she does and that she is such a happy little soul. Have found it tough with DH working till 3am for the past week.

She is getting v frustrated with not being able to pull herself into sitting position. She's constantly stomach crunching,(and grizzling because it doesn't work) and can lift her head about half way (45 degrees) on her back. She doesn't like tummy time for more than 10-15 minutes. Is it possible for a baby to get to the point of being able to sit up from lying on their back or do they have to learn it from lying in their front? thanks for your help, she's so frustrated!

I'm another one who doesn't want to wish her life away but is hoping the next 3 months go quickly, am not v good at entertaining a baby and hoping it will get easier!

PennieLane Thu 14-Feb-13 11:13:10

Currently having three walls knocked down, have a crack squad of ten men knocking things down in the house!

ValiumQueen Thu 14-Feb-13 11:22:17

lane they learn sitting up from being put down in the sitting position and staying there. Takes some time and cushions can be useful for support and face planting. It is some time before they can sit up from lying down I still struggle sometimes

garden yay for your mum! You must be very close to endure 8 weeks together. I struggle after 8 minutes hours!

Cookies made. Two different varieties today!

Passmethecrisps Thu 14-Feb-13 11:25:33

Poor wee snotty Dd PR

Right. I feel better now so ready from proper thankfuls

I am thankful that I have a baby who lay so peacefully in her basket this morning that I had no idea she wa actually wide awake. I think she had been awake for at least half an hour.

I am thankful that my baby now alerts me to her hunger by the following:
"Mmm, mmm, mmm" this, roughly translated means "oh hi! I am a bit peckish actually. I might fancy something to eat. I mean, in your own time. Maybe 20 minutes or thirty"

This meant that I was able to take a long shower with her watching and laughing randomly, make up the bottle and empty the dishwasher.

She is now self-settling in her basket.

She also makes a new noise - a sort of annoyed high-pitched squeal. She did it about 10 minutes ago, looked astonished then giggled.

Passmethecrisps Thu 14-Feb-13 11:33:09

lane I help P sit buy lying her on my legs then a slouch down on the sofa and pull her to sitting by her fingers. She can sit quite happily on my stomach for quite a while. Sadly all she has to look at is my fizzog but she seems content with this.

I am delighted about the formula success blonder. Onward and upward

BigPigLittlePig Thu 14-Feb-13 11:36:05

pass does your dd give lessons?
garden mums are the best!

All this pork chat spooked me at the weekend when we went to friends and had roast pork. I was waiting for reflux horrors and when they didn't come was relieved and thought to myself, good, I can eat pork then. Have only just today realised that I have been munching on bacon and sausages for the duration so could have avoided all the anxiety. Bloody idiotic baby brain blush

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Thu 14-Feb-13 11:54:59

I am thankful that DS has gone to sleep in his chair, and that means I can spend some quality time mumsnetting playing with DD.

I am also thankful for this lovely quiche, but I need a spare few hours to catch up and post properly!

TheTiger Thu 14-Feb-13 12:04:01

This time last year I was pregnant but didn't know it yet!

I am thankful for the amazing, beautiful boy who is asleep on my lap.

I am thankful that he is so happy and smiley during the day, it makes the nights so much easier!

I am thankful for my lovely husband and everything he does.

I am thankful for diet coke.

pass I've had the same trouble with gaviscon a couple of weeks ago. I phoned round every pharmacy near me (list on nhs website) and managed to find one with 10 boxes in stock, so GP gave me another prescription. It might be worth you doing this? I bought the rest of their stock over the counter (£4.70 a box!!). I've got about 2 weeks worth left so I'm just hoping the problem is sorted by then.

So DH and I agreed we aren't doing Valentines day. I come downstairs this morning and he's got me a lovely card and chocs. I've got him nothing, and I spurned his amorous advances this morning! Do I win bad wife award or what?!

BigPigLittlePig Thu 14-Feb-13 12:09:19

tiger me and dh agreed that top. I said to him the other day, you're still going to do something aren't you? He looked guilty as sin and said nooo. He crumbled and admitted he was so I had stern words. Hope he's listened otherwise there'll be competition for the bad wife award! In my defence it's our wedding anniversary at the end of the month so I haven't completely spurned all notion of romance!

fruitpastilles Thu 14-Feb-13 12:14:06

Me and my dp have also decided again this year not to do anything, we haven't for about the past 3 years now. It's so much easier, I never know what to get him anyway.
Sinead's bumbo arrived yesterday, she seems to like it so far, but only on the kitchen work top, she's not so keen if its on the floor, no idea why.
We are off to baby group in 45 mins, last week she vommed all over the lovely thick (very clean looking) carpet hmmI hope she doesn't this week!

georgee Thu 14-Feb-13 12:14:40

Another new thread already, you crazy lot?! I have now given up all hope of catching you up. I shall log on at least twice a day and read the last three pages each time - this might even enable me to post now and then. Starting work this week (just freelancing but really I ought to get into some sort of discipline) so time spent on the computer really should be time thinking about some project or other! Although I do see MN as 'Project DS', in a sense.

I am thankful for marvellous MIL who has taken DD out for the morning so I can work. I have done no work so far. However, I am thankful that DS has finally decided to take a nap so I might squeeze in half an hour.

I am thankful for my amazing boy, who wasn't even conceived this time last year, and who I thought I would never have after two MCs in 2011.

I am thankful for this cup of tea and cheese and avocado sandwich.

I am thankful for you lot, although you rarely hear from me! Thanks for your informative and entertaining thoughts.

Elizadoesdolittle Thu 14-Feb-13 12:34:36

So E has put on a grand total of 2ozs in a week. Not good. The HV is calling my consultant to see if we can bring that appointment forward to do some more investigations. Not sure what else they can investigate but it seems like there are still things that can be picked up (thinking of your example blonder) so we will wait and see. In the meantime we will carry on as we are and I may try and go back to do syringe top ups even though I find it very stressful and E hates it. Must keep reminding myself its for her own good.

Love the passport photos on fb. I took E into a shop on my high st to get one done but he said that they couldn't do baby ones and I'd have to go to a studio. Where did those that have had them done go to? E isn't good at holding her head straight so a booth would be no good hmm

glendathefedupwitch Thu 14-Feb-13 12:39:50

Arse, bollocks, fuckity, shit, balls!!!! Sorry I know it's no longer weds but first day at work and I've had to come home after running to the loo to throw up - d&v = gross!!! Not a happy bunny!! Hope it's not the noro and hope it fucks the fuck off by tomorrow as we're all off to London to spend the day with my lil brother and gf and we've been sooooo looking forward to it - is there anything I can do to make the germs vacate the premises ASAP??

mm I feel your pain - been well for months and months and now I get too cocky and ka-fucking-boom - literally!!!

detective my chilli was v dull and as I forgot to taste it was rather bland - yours however sound magnificent!!!!

It's time last year after 5 years of trying and a mc in the previous may I'd given up ttc so was at college doing my access and going to uni interviews - I wouldn't let dh anywhere near me from the may apart from a birthday shag in November and a pre valentine shag after consuming a couple of bottles of wine

I am thankful the binging session with my best buddy we had on the 19th feb last year didn't harm my lil blastocyst

I am thankful for you lot being the best quiche m&s salmon and broccoli one I've ever had

I am thankful for my gorgeous Dottie doodle who sleeps through most nights and gives me the most beautiful smiles

I am also thankful for ds and his baby calming skills and for dd1 who cracks me up

I am thankful for dh even though he does my head in at times and I moan about him he loves me warts and all

I am not however fucking thankful for this lergy that is now sending me off to the bathroom again sad

PetiteRaleuse Thu 14-Feb-13 12:41:58

Wow. This time last year I was pregnant too. Bloody hell. I am so thankful that I will never be pregnant again and that I will never go through the first few newborn weeks again. I am also thankful now she's here that I went ahead with having a second child even though I really wasn't sure about it even as I went into hospital for the ELCS. i've never admitted that before. I never want to go theough nine months wondering if I am going to have space in my heart to love another being, whatever the outcome because no-one around you understands and if you voice those feelings then you get flamed. Pregnancy to me was a lonely experience both times - I think it is for a lot of women - but we are made to believe we should be happy and excited right the way through. I am thankful I won't have to put on a false smile and act excited again. I am thankful she gt here safely and in relative good health, and that she is a smiley cheeky cutey pie, who sleeps well most of the time.

I remember the two week wait when at the first scan there was no heartbeat and I had to wait two weeks to know if she was viable or not, and not being all that bothered. Knowing her like I do now I can't believe I just wasn't that bothered. I spent the entire pregnancy without once imagining what she looks like, completely detached from the thing growing in me. I am so thankful that is over, and that once they get here they bring so much happiness.

I'll shut up now before I depress everyone.

Anyone using Bumbo seats, just remember that the must always be placed on the floor when baby is sitting in them. There have been terrible accidents recently about babies being placed in them on high surfaces and falling out and fracturing their skulls and some even dying sad

MissMummy1 Thu 14-Feb-13 13:12:49

Crap isnt it glenda ? I've not thrown up again since 10am but my head is buzzing and I am exhausted. My wonderful sister has managed to do a weeks worth of housework in the space of an hour and is amusing M so I can sleep. My head hurts too much to sleep but I can hear them both giggling away downstairs smile . M adores her Auntie Fi!

I cant stomach eating anything yet so it would be silly to take painkillers? Stupid brain cant remember what is/isnt safe on an empty tummy or when bf'ing blush

BigPigLittlePig Thu 14-Feb-13 13:20:25

mm fingers crossed it's all settling now. Paracetamols the only thing you could safely have on an empty stomach, and is fine with bf.

Silly baby alert here - she's knackered so keeps rubbing her eyes but then as her hand goes near her mouth she tries to eat it. Repeat this cycle with occasional face-thump from a misplaced fist, and you get one very grumpy girl sad

Pikz Thu 14-Feb-13 13:20:59

Sophia yep I was frimley. Live in eversley. Am up for a coffee.

I am also thankful for the quiche. Also for my NCT mums who keep me sane and for breast pumps!

PennieLane Thu 14-Feb-13 13:25:32

Thank you everyone, going to try that sofa trick. She has a bumbo but doesn't love it (or sling!) sigh. Just wants to be carried all the time!

Georgee I'm the same-given up trying to keep up. Am v impressed with you and everyone getting back to work, need to do that.

My DH has D&V dreading getting it! Can't wait for bloody winter and its germs to be over.

I went to snappy snaps for passport photos, worked v well-they lie them on a changing mat. Her passport arrived yesterday with wrong DOB on! Can't be arsed to get it sorted.

StuntNun Thu 14-Feb-13 13:38:04

Eliza who is it that is insisting E be weighed weekly? It seems to be putting a lot of pressure on you. What about suggesting weighing every four weeks or month instead? I don't see what you get out of it apart from stress. I know my two are older but they're only weighed every four months, even when DS2 had fallen off the bottom of the growth chart. Even then he only put on 8 oz. in four months last summer. The dietitian was disappointed but then he put on 3 lb. over the next four months. He's due to be weighed again next month and the weight gain looks like it will be about half that. Are they looking at possible causes such as pancreatic insufficiency, fat intolerance or GI issues?

BigPigLittlePig Thu 14-Feb-13 13:55:01

I'm watching obsessive-compulsive cleaners. There's a man who hasn't cleaned his house in FIFTEEN YEARS shock - so for those of us worrying about the state of our houses, know that there is worse!

Sophiathecheesefairy Thu 14-Feb-13 14:13:26

Ok so here are mine.

I am most thankful that I am married to the love of my life.

I am thankful for every second I spend with my children, even if they happen to be on the thinking step

I am thankful for you guys, all the shared tears and laughter and of course pain and 4:00am witterings

Even though I am living in this incey wincey itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini of a house while we build I am thankful I am not in a caravan in a field on the side of windy hill (grand designs esque)

I am really thankful for the mountains and the sea and the wind and the fresh air it makes me feel all alive.

Ok I will go back to being normal now <wipes a tear> and catch up on today's episode of November 12 ladies.

Xx

Sophiathecheesefairy Thu 14-Feb-13 14:13:45

Ooo big pig I forgot I wanted to watch that.

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Thu 14-Feb-13 14:16:20

Forgot to say- hope you're feeling better soon mm1 and glenda

BigPigLittlePig Thu 14-Feb-13 14:17:04

I'm equally astonished by the mum of 3 who can devote up to 19 hours a day cleaning. Presumably she doesn't feel the need to sleep? Eat?! Pee in an impeccable loo

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