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November 2012 - In which the babies start to reach their first birthdays

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StuntNun Fri 20-Sep-13 05:15:59
Pikz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:17:30

Onnnnnnnnnneeee grin

Pikz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:17:16

Two

Pikz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:17:08

Three

Pikz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:16:58

Four

Pikz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:16:49

Five

Pikz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:16:40

Six

Pikz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:16:29

Seven!

daisychain76 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:14:43

Bad luck lily

Lily311 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:10:19

Bugger, she is awake. Must go. Happy thread ending.

Lily311 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:09:39

10 messages left...who wants to help me to finish this thread?

Lily311 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:09:10

Oh as it is thankful Thursday I am thankful for my little brother to cheer me up even though he is 1500 miles away. And thankful for O for being cute sometimes, not so thankful for the sleep regression.

And do you all remember me moaning that my ex neighbour was coming for dental treatment for 11 days? He took the accommodation and we saw him every day a bit. It was actually really nice. I feel guilty for moaning before but I think not having him in the flat really helped. He is leaving tomorrow, it passed so quickly.

Lily311 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:05:42

mm Leo was like your man! he would have never allowed the tumble drier on. Having the dishwasher saved my sanity really, it was the best £250 I ever spent. It's on all the time together with the washing machine. I have not washed a cup even since it was installed 2 weeks ago.

O slept for 2 hours. Thanks fuck. I really need her to chill this afternoon. I already had a red bull and coffee. Oops.

MissMummy1 Thu 03-Oct-13 12:57:07

I don't feel so bad then. I love the fluffiness of tumbled towels. Plus seeing as I am likely to be paying the fecking leccy bill this month, I have really gone to town and put the dishwasher on INTENSIVE wash for some particularly yucky post-roast cookwear. Three domestic appliances on at once, the man would be having a breakdown if he were here blush hmm grin

M is asleep in the car. Windows down. This is okay, right? I am sooo looking forward to eating my lunch in peace. She is in one giant strop today envy

MadameGazelleIsMyMum Thu 03-Oct-13 12:33:03

Oh and I adore my tumble dryer. Resisted one for years, despite DPs always offering to buy us one. Got one the week after S was born. Has changed my life.

sophia enjoy your quiet coffee!

PetiteRaleuse Thu 03-Oct-13 12:31:19

I agree with you gazelle on yw I also forget that J is her first.

MadameGazelleIsMyMum Thu 03-Oct-13 12:27:52

pass the career thing is hard post-baby. There is no rush to get to the next stage. It can wait, and P won't be small for long. I was on the cusp before DD. I came back, got passed over, have had S, am back, I may well be passed over again. It will happen, and while I do care and do want it, it is no longer the most important thing on my radar.

gt you are doing amazingly. I used nipple shields, neither DS or DD got any confusion. They just wanted milk! So I suggest approach with caution but don't rule out just because of what the MW says. BFing is time consuming, make sure you are comfortable. I always had 2 big pillows ( had to rugby ball hold) and had several sets of feeding pillows around the house. I never sat down to BF without them, the remote, sons water and cake. grin

YW you always have such good, calm, knowledgeable advice that I always think you come across like one of the mums of several DC and am always slightly taken aback when I remember that J is your first.

ditsygem Thu 03-Oct-13 11:50:00

GT I got some when I was sore, but think I was too far gone by then and they didn't actually help - but it didn't confuse him at all and I would say try anything that might help. I haven't known a baby yet to get nipple confusion and refuse the nipple, much more likely they seem to refuse the bottle and only take the nipple not the other way around. I was so scared to offer a bottle first time around, but next time I would mix feed from very early. Do what works for you.

Elizadoesdolittle Thu 03-Oct-13 11:48:36

I use the tumble dryer all the time too. Underwear, socks, pj's and babygros go in all the time. Everything else gets hung out in the utility room but if it doesn't dry quickly (like in today's damp soggy weather) it goes in the tumble dryer for a quick dry finish. I'd be lost without it.

pr I saw that. What a beautiful place to live.

PetiteRaleuse Thu 03-Oct-13 11:21:11

Shame, nevermind. Is the g&t on the terrace photo on fb there? Amazing view! I need to save city trips until we're post dog anyway. He is only 4 and I won't put him in kennels.

Passmethecrisps Thu 03-Oct-13 11:08:32

No renting I'm afraid! It is lush though. You can check out my piccies on fb

PetiteRaleuse Thu 03-Oct-13 10:54:28

I use the tumble dryer all the time. If I hang clothes out the cats or dig pull them down.

Lily311 Thu 03-Oct-13 10:46:19

gt I used shield for two weeks as I was too sore. As soon as I healed I didn't need them. Go for. To it really helped me to get through the pain.

No tumble drier here but I did switch the heating on in the bathroom where the clothes dry.

ChasingDaisy Thu 03-Oct-13 10:44:13

MM I use my tumble dryer in defiance as I can't afford a dishwasher

Sophiathesnowfairy Thu 03-Oct-13 10:31:27

mm I have been tumble using since we have moved! I have no choice. I refuse to put all clothes in it, but anything that is safe to be tumble dried goes in. Then that warms the utility room that helps dry the rest. Slowly.

Is pissing down.

But thankfully windy.

So perhaps I can tumble guilt free now.

Scary Beans. Was just stoped from going through the next village along the coast by the NI terrorist support bit of the police. Mahoosive guns. They are stopping all the cars, talking to some and waving them through. Then there are dubious looking electricity people up a pole.

Second nursery trial today. I get to leave them on their own! hmm and go and have a coffee in the town. grin on. My. Own!!!!

GTbaby Thu 03-Oct-13 09:34:12

What are thoughts on nipple shields? Mw suggested it other day. I dismissed due to nipple confusion. But as I get more sore I'm tempted to try anything.

Considering
A) I have flat nipples
B) a is tongue tie
C) I'm in pain lol

Are they reasons for using them? As A feeds more on one side I'm getting very sore.

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