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November 2012 - To sterilise or not to sterilise (bottles that is)

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StuntNun Tue 13-Aug-13 19:44:18
StuntNun Wed 14-Aug-13 10:05:17

A sprigador sounds like too much for me to handle. I have had my name down with a German Shorthaired Pointer breeder for about two years but he hasn't managed to breed his bitch yet. I'll probably end up with another Lab tbh but I'm not sure when will be the right time for DH if ever.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 14-Aug-13 10:32:56

Aaaaaaaaaaggggghhhhhhh I had a brilliant last post.

grin

MsJupiterJones Wed 14-Aug-13 10:38:38

Hello new thread.

We are sterilising bottles, dummies and sippy cup (steam, once a day). He only has boiled water, are others giving straight from the tap?

MsJupiterJones Wed 14-Aug-13 10:39:49

ps sorry PR!

PennieLane Wed 14-Aug-13 10:45:52

I'm still sterilising, we don't have a dishwasher. Bit she only has two bottles a day so not a massive faff. Will only take water from cup, but now she has teeth I guess I need to make more effort to stop the bottles . That might be my challenge for next month!

We will start trying for another late next year though at the moment I'm so tired it seems like madness!

PetiteRaleuse Wed 14-Aug-13 11:04:27

I hereby reserve the end of this thread for a swearing extravaganza.

StuntNun Wed 14-Aug-13 11:14:07

Yep just tap water here JJ.

ValiumQueen Wed 14-Aug-13 11:33:53

Just tap water here. When bf I went straight to cows milk at 11.5 months but not an option with J so will be on formula for as long as I can get it. Will try him on other non dairy milks for drinks at 1 and phase in. Will likely keep bedtime bottle for a while.

I must admit I would love more babies but I am far too old and cannot afford the ones we have. I feel our family is complete but would still love more. We hope to foster when J starts school.

MissMummy1 Wed 14-Aug-13 11:38:12

My client was due here at 11. Got text 5 mins ago, 'slept in b ther soon'. I am fuming at the rudeness (not the first time). AIBU to charge the full 2 hours he is booked for and cancel future lessons? I am damned if I am missing M's swimming lessons and working past 1pm angry angry angry

ditsygem Wed 14-Aug-13 11:47:44

MM def charge for the full two hours and just work up 1, that is the time they were booked for.

I am totally not at all broody. I really always thought I would have 2 or 3 babies, I even chose my pram based on the idea I would need to convert it to a double fairly quickly, but I just can't think of anything worse at the moment! I love F so much - he really is the centre of my world but I have struggled so much this time, I can't imagine doing it again, and with an older child to look after too! I think I must be too selfish. Poor DH, I think he would like another one in time but I keep telling him I just can't see myself changing my mind.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 14-Aug-13 11:48:12

mm when I was coaching the session finished on time, whatever time it started, and I always billed for the full amount. I also requested 48 hours notice for cancellation (whatever the circumstances) otherwise I billed the full session too.

I would bill the full session today, and remind oF the rules for the future. If you don't have them written into t&c then you should look into adding them.

You are a professional and deserve to be treated as such. Turning up late is disrespectful to you and any other clients you may have had booked later on. Obviously if you were late you would do the full two hours or just bill for what you did.

ValiumQueen Wed 14-Aug-13 12:51:50

MM charge full two hours and finish on time. I would not cancel future sessions though.

ValiumQueen Wed 14-Aug-13 12:53:47

Ditsy do not feel bad for not wanting another one yet. Also do not completely write the idea off of having more. After having DD1 I was convinced I would never ever have any more, same after DD2. Our little ones are only 9 months old. Be easy on yourself.

Brockle Wed 14-Aug-13 13:03:59

Can someone tell Yousef to take his milk from a bottle so I can bloody well sterilise some??

PennieLane Wed 14-Aug-13 13:29:19

Sorry pr!

ditsygem Wed 14-Aug-13 13:33:10

Thanks VQ

pp I'm not bothering with formula. When I go back next week M will just have water and then boob when she's with me. I figure ill switch to cows milk somehow after one.

What would happen if she was to have the odd cup of milk now?

I also had other questions to ask but can't remember confused

YellowWellies Wed 14-Aug-13 14:55:15

Dishwasher here for his one or two sippy cups a week of formula (to keep him used to nutramigen when I wean at 1).

As for contraception - we're trying to get updiffed from next month onwards so if it happened now it wouldn't really matter so we're not using anything (but not actively trying in tune with my cycle either). But I've only had one period and I'm not sure I'm ovulating yet due to BF so not sure when it'll happen. It'll be a while till I'm in tune with my cycle again I think.

Physically Jonas feels like the centre of my world as thanks to BF he's such a constant (often literally clinging onto me) but emotionally I wouldn't want him to feel like that as it's a lot of pressure. I went to uni with a girl who's Mum nicknamed her lolbob (love of my life and breath of my body - there was a lot of pressure it seemed in that relationship, she was the only child of a divorced Mum). So I'm maybe more wary of saying stuff like that than I should be???

Today is really odd I'm working on my laptop on my sister's bed whilst he plays downstairs, I'm going down to see him every half hour but I still feel like I've lost a limb. I know he's with my twin sister and in the same house as me but I feel a bit out of touch with him - I can't imagine leaving him somewhere other than where I am. We haven't been apart for longer than 2.5 hours since he was born and that's only been like 3 times...I don't know how folks manage to get back into hobbies and sports etc requiring extended time apart - I guess FF is the difference? haha.. I think I might be the one with separation anxiety grin.

It has made me realise that it is such a tough time (developmentally) for folks to go back to work - so many changes and separation anxiety. I'm lucky these intensive few days of freelance work are going to be over by Tuesday. Then I'll have to prepare myself for 2 days a week apart come the end of October. Wah.

ChasingDaisy Wed 14-Aug-13 15:11:16

Afternoon quiche,

Having a lovely day here. My ex neighbour came to MK today so we could go to soft play together. O loved it and he is completely shattered so is napping well too. I am so glad I have managed to keep in touch with her, as I think she could become a very good friend. Plus O and her LO are the beat of friends. I love seeing them together. He is 10.5 months old. Any ideas of a good 1st birthday present for him?

Also got chatting to a lovely local guy courtesy of Det grin blush

TheDetective Wed 14-Aug-13 15:25:37

They call me Cilla Black grin.

Have fun ;) Glad to be of service!

Having the day(s) from hell here.

Thought O couldn't top yesterday? Pissing on the dog, smashing the floor lamp (glass), pushing over the highchair?

Well today he vomited in my mouth when he went in for a eat kiss of my face. Then I went in to the kitchen for 3 minutes, to prepare a salad. So doesn't take long does it? I came back in to find shit EVERYWHERE. On O from head to toe, in his fingers, on the floor, on the DVD's he had pulled off the shelves, on his toys, several very tricky to clean toys hmm, and on the chair legs. Then the dog ran in behind me as I figured tackling a shit covered O would be the best course of action, but the dog had other ideas, and started eating the clumps of shit off the carpet.

Add to that, nap avoidance and being a right whingy beast, well. Fuck me.

PR I am sorry, I have not made it out the house to the PO yet, DP is going to Asda tonight, so I have instructed him to get an appropriate envelope and do the posting. grin I can only hope he doesn't fuck it up and write the wrong address on the envelope. grin Anyway, it is DEFINITELY getting sent today.

To top it off, I seem to have put weight on this week, and that makes me very pissed off!

Hmpf. Anyone want to cheer me up? Oh, and it's a everyone fed, nobody dead day here too. O has watched a mind bending level of In the Night Garden. blush

MissMummy1 Wed 14-Aug-13 15:25:50

YW ff makes no difference here, I still hate leaving M for any length of time. I actually feel we are closer now too since we switched to ff, as not only does she not see me as 'just food' but she isn't fighting me anymore except bedtime - bf was always such a battle for us towards the end sad

TheDetective Wed 14-Aug-13 15:26:38

Oh yes, and the climbing. He has deliberately moved a toy to the side table, stood on it, and reached the things at the back he isn't allowed - another lamp hmm and a picture.

He is trying to climb everything right now.

Help!!!!

PetiteRaleuse Wed 14-Aug-13 15:36:12

Detective thank you - tis a bank holiday here tomorrow (I forgot until this morning!) and it would have got stuck in the backlog at La Poste so it's best it is sent later rather than sooner.

Sorry about your shitty day.

Very intrigued about your matchmaking for Chasing

Both girls have been asleep for an hour. I have tried to sleep but not been able to. Only six hours to go until DH gets back. I hate the fact that he feels he has to compensate for not being in the office on a public holiday by working late the other days in the week. Surely normal people bunk off early on days before holidays and weekends?

ChasingDaisy Wed 14-Aug-13 15:39:57

Det that sounds hilarious challenging grin Was he nappy free at the time? I assume that O would have no trouble in removing his own nappies though?!

YellowWellies Wed 14-Aug-13 15:49:25

Noooo I didn't mean BF makes you closer MM I meant that FF allows you to be apart longer and have hobbies away from the baby that you can't do if baby is BF and a bottle refuser. I don't think how you feed impacts on the physical bond between Mum and baby one tiny teeny iota. Different strokes for different folks. But for example I couldn't go and do a day's marathon running if a BF Mum but I could if baby would feed from a bottle.

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