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November 2012 - The first fearless steps and the rest of us hoping our babies remain stationary for a bit longer

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StuntNun Sat 07-Sep-13 08:25:10
StuntNun Sat 07-Sep-13 08:26:20

DS1 walked at 15 months, DS2 at nine months. J will be somewhere in the middle I think.

fruitpastilles Sat 07-Sep-13 09:08:24

Thanks for the new thread stunt

S can stand unaided for about 5 seconds occasionally, I don't think she's in any hurry to walk, I'm glad, keeping up with her while she's crawling is hard enough!

GingerBeerAndTinnedPeaches Sat 07-Sep-13 09:11:28

DD1 was 15 months. I think LO might be a little earlier as she is so determined to follow her sister around. I would like it to be later rather than sooner.

Brockle Sat 07-Sep-13 09:16:56

ds1 walked at 11 months and ds2 at 10 months. I reckon Y will be closer to ds1. hope you have loads of rest today chasing

PurplePidjin Sat 07-Sep-13 09:24:08

R is constantly on his feet but needs something to hold on to. He hasn't got the hang of his push along walker yet hmm

C pushes his walker faster than his legs will carry him and ends up falling forwards. He hasn't got the hang of his sit in walker either and only moves backwards in it. Doh!

Pikz Sat 07-Sep-13 10:46:57

He's trying desperately and using everything as a walker. But he doesn't have enough balance yet.

PurplePidjin Sat 07-Sep-13 12:04:39

I haven't got a sit in walker as not much room, but he cruises around everything! Loves my parents' wrought iron kitchen table then has to be rescued from under the squiggly bits grin

ChasingDaisy Sat 07-Sep-13 17:14:34

I don't even have a crawler yet....feeling quite smug grin

PurplePidjin Sat 07-Sep-13 18:25:21

R's got so chilled out since he's been able to do things independently that it's worth it. But then, he's not into everything and can be left while i pee... For now...

Lily311 Sat 07-Sep-13 18:27:55

O walks around holding onto my fingers. She can't stand on her own. Hope it will last. I'm not ready yet.

pp good luck with interviews.

Donnadoon Sat 07-Sep-13 18:30:47

All mine walked within a week of their 1st birthday, reckon little miss will be the same.

ChasingDaisy Sat 07-Sep-13 18:45:16

Damnit, I wanted to finish the thread winkgrin

Yay, Oscar is in bed! Strictly and Brendan Cole here I come. Swoon.

Passmethecrisps Sat 07-Sep-13 18:46:38

Evening ladies.

Good luck with the interviews pp

How was the duvet afternoon chasing?

P cruises furniture very confidently and is happy one handed. She did aim a step or so towards me earlier. I would give her another month.

Can I share an image from my day with you?

DH in the hallway. Stark bollock naked and hairy. One foot on his drill bit box, staring seriously down the blade of a saw. All while p wearing just a nappy is bouncing around and grinning while clinging onto his legs.

It was like a fucked up Athena poster!

GingerBeerAndTinnedPeaches Sat 07-Sep-13 18:52:32

Pass grin

We just had a hot air balloon land in the field at the bottom of the street. They came down low enough over the house opposite that we could wave and call to the people in it. DD1, with her current obsession with planes and helicopters, was over the freaking moon. LO waved and squealed too.

YellowWellies Sat 07-Sep-13 19:01:40

Pass that's fucking brilliant! grin

MM hope you're feeling better and have a great night tonight. Is Aulay dog able to go out next week?

We've had a great day at IKEA getting baby proofing bits. He's got so many bruises on his head from exploring I'm surprised SS aren't knocking at our door blush . Then went round some naice shops in Edinburgh New Town antiquing.

Jonas stands and walks in his walker, pulls up onto his knees against everything and can stand and step if I hold his hands but he's thrilled at finally crawling so I'd be really surprised if he walks before 15 months to be honest!

GingerBeerAndTinnedPeaches Sat 07-Sep-13 19:03:57

So, the other day as I was about to chicken out of going go to my aneasthetists appointment DH sat on the bed and it collapsed. We took it apart and I was going to hoover when it felt like something flew into my eye. Put saline drops in it but it felt worse.

After a while went and looked and my eye ball was swollen on one side - like a clear lump of pus, as if I had a wandering contact lense (sorry, TMI, look away now if you are squeamish about eyes).

Googled my nearest opthamologist, who is just over the border, phoned them and they told me to go in immediately. Nothingnto do with dust in eye, complete coincidence, and it is an edema. Except I didn't understand the explanations - he didn.t speak much French.

I am now putting drops in every two hours I am awake and at night I have to put cream in it. Onto the actual eyeball. He merrily annouced I was showing signs of early stages of glaucoma (my mum and granny have it too so not much of a surprise).

Anyway the cream blinds my eye so has to be done at bedtime, but I sleep so little it is still blind when I wake up... hmm

I have to go back on Monday evening to see how it is going. It hurts less now which is good, just feels like it has sand in it.

Upshot is we have a lovely new bed with underbed drawers. I love it.

And that kind of nightmare is pretty representative of the last few weeks, but will update more later.

Passmethecrisps Sat 07-Sep-13 19:09:44

Oh fuck me ginger. That sounds horrific.

Kyz Sat 07-Sep-13 19:12:54

Marking place! Have rest of last Fred to catch up on and this one too

GingerBeerAndTinnedPeaches Sat 07-Sep-13 19:13:49

Yep, it is a fucking pisstake. I feel like karma is biting me on the arse the last couple of years healthwise for my various past crimes. Anyway I have chickened out of my gastro exams over te next few weeks. Rang hospital and told them: You can't do that, she said. Watch me, I replied. I am not well enough for a voluntary GA at the moment. It's not urgent.

Watching a documentary about Josephine Baker - wow she was incredible. Well worth reading about, what a woman.

Pikz Sat 07-Sep-13 19:15:12

Checking in with a hysterical baby. Have a feeling am going to be up most of night.

I feel like shite warmed up to the point I pos just to check.

Ginger that is terrible sad big hugs

Kyz Sat 07-Sep-13 19:33:51

Evening everybuddy!

You sound very busy at work bplp

Hope you enjoy yourself madame

chasing hope you've had a nice chilled day today, sounds like you've needed it bless you. I have found myself shouting at e sometimes especially now he is into everything and nothing is sacred. He pulls himself up on absolutely everything and falls down and then hurts himself/is upset.

evil sounds lied you had a lovely time at the aquarium!

stunt thank you for the new Fred, I think you are handling the situation brilliantly fwiw

I've never seen strictly...

Walking... E stands up without holding anything for up to a minute at a time roughly, and today walked the length of the lounge with his vtech walker. He goes round furniture quite well but drops to crawl if its quite a way. I have no idea when he will walk but am wondering if it'll mean he stops hurting himself so bloody often??

pp good luck with the interviews

Lol brilliant pass!!!

Gosh pr that sounds awful! I am trying so hard to get used to your name change honest!

Righty everyone.... I'm wanting a new pushchair... I'd like a 3 wheely good for everything can cope with long/heavy child type thing.... Any recommendations? Thank you in advance! I only have an umbrella buggy now and am looking for something else that I can use everywhere and anywhere

Donnadoon Sat 07-Sep-13 19:46:49

kyz I can recommend my zia 2 it was £130 including rain over and footmuff, very sturdy, had from birth and suitable until right up to walking age and not needing a pushchair anymore. Shame that I'm now looking for double buggy s grin

ChasingDaisy Sat 07-Sep-13 19:49:37

I ended up not needing the duvet day in the end. After I dropped O off I went for a coffee and a mooch around Tesco. I bought me and Oscar some clothes and a little gift for non date guy to thank you for being an awesome friend. Not sure when I last updated about him, but I saw him last night. I've told him loads about me and vice versa- he knows all of my crazy confused grin There's a really brilliant connection there and he is lovely. We both aren't in quite the right place for a relationship at the moment but he is quickly becoming an awesome friend smile

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