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The 7th Broadly Gemini Luxury Bus - Now with highchairs!

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AGnu Fri 11-Oct-13 19:21:03

Old thread here

Bibs at the ready, things are about to get very messy! grin

peardrop2 Tue 04-Feb-14 22:07:15

He will sniff you out if you dare move wink

Kitty ~ at 7pm = 5 minutes and 9pm = 10 minutes. No idea why he woke at 9pm. I went in to check he was ok and sniff for poo all was fine so I left.

Well I wasted 1.5hrs making my first fish pie. At least his food is sorted for tomorrow! Must now get ready for bed. Every night I swear I will go to bed early...why can't I just do it?!!?!

peardrop2 Wed 05-Feb-14 05:56:09

Kitty ~ I think I need to drop the night feed hmm How did you do that with kitten? Did you go to her and comfort or just leave her to it when she woke up by habit? He woke at 4:30am and now I know he won't have a proper breakfast as I won't have the same amount of milk by 7am. Also it took him 10 minutes to get back to sleep (a brilliant improvement from the previous 40 minutes the night before but that is still interfering with his sleep).

His times are getting great arnt they! You might find tonight it's not at all or just a few mins!
I went cold turkey on kitten pear, she wasn't having any for breakfast and had started deciding on two in the night instead of one but I did what you are doing essentially I did go in to reassure and poo check/ problem check but I never picked up, it did just aggrivate her more and I didn't want to rub in my boobs in her face lol, I only had to do it 2 days the third she woke up but for a minute that was all I think the first few she woke up early like 5:50/6 and I fed her then gradually I eeked that out until 7 when she wasn't waking

peardrop2 Wed 05-Feb-14 10:37:26

Oh kitty I would love him not to cry tonight but I think we've still got a way to go. He took 30 minutes to go down for his nap this morning but at least we're more on schedule today as he only napped for 30 minutes instead of the hour he did yesterday. He gave me a smile when I went in to get him after his nap, that was nice smile

peardrop2 Wed 05-Feb-14 10:55:24

Btw he still had his milk breakfast at 7am...somehow I managed to produce a lot... Little piglet grin

Frusso Wed 05-Feb-14 13:38:18

Eep. I don't like being stranded on an island when my baby girl is off the island.

AGnu Wed 05-Feb-14 14:16:35

Can't you swim Frus? wink Hope you all stay safe & dry! What time do you need the road to be clear by so you can retrieve DD2? I assume the school are aware that alternative arrangements may be required?

Scary weather situation frus! I hope the roads clear quickly and you can go get your girls. Thinking of you and hope everyone is ok!!

Well, night #1 of DH being on a business trip was interesting. M decided she didn't want to go to sleep unless I was rocking her and would scream the minute I put her down. DS2 was completely wide awake and wired from being allowed to nap at school, he didn't go to sleep until 11, and DS1 was being a little B'iach with his 5.5 year old attitude. I'm so tired!

In other news, I have a placenta dehydrating in my basement grin

Frusso Wed 05-Feb-14 14:37:57

I can swim. Dd can't. Seems to be open single file briefly. Until next high tide think school are sending them early to get them through. But still going to be sat in traffic for an hour. Have you seen my first pics? (that's the only way, couldn't even launch a boat with those waves)

Frusso Wed 05-Feb-14 14:39:18

Dehydrating placenta? Why exactly? Is it yours?

Frusso Wed 05-Feb-14 14:49:06

Are you cooking/smoothie-ing it up for someone

Frusso Wed 05-Feb-14 17:22:48

She's home and no boat needed. Phew. I can go and relax now.
Have discovered that painting (with a pen) grouting (the stuff round tiles) is actually a very good anxiety distraction.

It's a side business. It's a repeat client who just had her second babe. I encapsulate them for mamas who would like it done. Easy $150!

I had to CIO with M for her nap. Having to do both school runs this week is seriously throwing off her schedule and she is exhausted but refuses to go down (and stay down) without me holding her. She only cried for 5 mins but honestly, I'm so fed up with trying to make her take a f'ing nap!

Oh bring I'm with you on that, kittens naps have all gone to pot this week and she's not a happy bunny, I thought sickness was surposed to make them sleep not fight it hmm

Your night sounds worse then mine though, why did school let ds2 have a sleep??

peardrop2 Wed 05-Feb-14 19:30:05

Yep I'm with you with nap struggles too Bring wink you have lots of fingers in different pies mrs! Cooking placentas, delivering babies and juggling 3...how do you do it!! I'm slightly grossed out thinking about your basement though. It's like a cellar for women bits...yuk

Lorelei353 Wed 05-Feb-14 19:36:28

Baby sleeping is the bane of my life here too. Sunday and Monday night DS had a high temp so we had to hold him all night between us but we made allowances because he was so miserable. Yesterday and last night though his temp was down and his teeth seemed ok but he would not go to sleep. Finally fell asleep at about midnight! Whenever we tried timeout him down he woke up and really cried - he never normally cries, but just gives out in the night when he wakes. Finally DH went and slept in the single bed in DS room and I had him in with me. He slept well after that. It's so weird because we never co-slept with him, ever. That's the first time.

Anyway it's making me realise that I think we should have been stricter on trying to get him to go to sleep by himself sooner. We still have to rock/bounce him to sleep and now that's becoming a total nightmare. All naps and night waking a have to be settled like this.

pear I envy your resolve tackling it. sad

peardrop2 Wed 05-Feb-14 20:12:18

Aww Lor hmm You sound like me 2 weeks ago. We got to the point that rocking wasn't working so we started taking DS for walks and then planning naps around car journeys and I started pulling my hair out with the stress of it all as baby pear was soooo crazy tired. We literally had no choice but to start CIO sleep training. I'm a firm believer that it's really important that he sleeps so that he eats well and grows well etc. I'm doing this for him as well as me but more him. That's what is getting me through this. It's not easy at all but day by day it's getting a tiny bit better. I'm sure you will find a way that will work for you very soon! thanks

peardrop2 Wed 05-Feb-14 20:23:43

Lor I should probably add that your situation is very difficult at the moment with your bubs being poorly. Don't beat yourself up. We tried everything before CIO. I waited and waited as I wanted to try everything I could to avoid it but my little boy is a tough cookie and needs to learn self settling from scratch.

Lorelei353 Wed 05-Feb-14 20:34:15

frus glad you haven't been washed away!

DS is in bed. Phew. Don't think I have the resolve for any crying solutions but we're going to have to do something soon to teach him to fall asleep now on his own.

Frusso Wed 05-Feb-14 20:45:53

I'm higher up, so only been wind and rain battered. Now do I risk sending dd tomorrow?

Sleep, oh yeah that's what ds does until I put him down.
Yes pear you're right that sleep is uber important to development.
I may consider doing something about sleep issues once I've had his hearing checked. (But at the same time nursery and cm get to work on day naps).
Ds gets so tired if he has short naps, and has spent the past 2 afternoons in the sling, as he won't let me put him down. He may as well spend the day in it tomorrow, and fx he naps in it.

LOL pear! It's not like I've got vulvas hanging from the walls in my basement! wink It's all a very sanitary procedure with gloves, throw away items and lots of sanitizing wipes! No blood or guts. But then again, it's not for everyone.

Ahhhh, it's all coming back to me now. I totally remember evenings and naps beginning to become hellish right around this age.

Lorelei353 Wed 05-Feb-14 21:10:15

Sssh bring That's not going to happen on this bus!

Frusso Wed 05-Feb-14 21:19:18

So do I bring. It's just them discovering other distractions and thinking they're going to miss something if they sleep.

New bus! Come along and join the new bus over here ya'll

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