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Jan 2013: hooray for tits!

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meringue really? I wonder if we do know one another! How old are you?

glorious Tue 21-Jan-14 07:11:03

You are all Scottish! smile

She slept so much better I think you were all right to blame the teeth . Thank goodness. She still woke at 1030, 130, 430, then fed continuously from 6 but that I can work with smile

happyhow Tue 21-Jan-14 07:14:50

Glad she's been a bit better glorious

Glad you had a better night, glorious

lollipoppi Tue 21-Jan-14 08:52:39

Boo. Found you grin

No words here either, just lots of ooooohhhhhh mamamamamamamamama dada dada

1st shoes purchased yesterday, they took a little picture and put it on a cars which I thought was really sweet

Dad got took into hospital during the night with suspected heart attack sad

fourlegstwolegs Tue 21-Jan-14 09:41:59

Lolli Oh no your poor father, is he OK?

Lora yes push it forwards if you need to, just try and stop the late afternoon ones...

Hurrah for tits!!!

glorious Tue 21-Jan-14 12:48:08

Oh lolli I'm so sorry, how is he? Are you close by?

Thanks re sleep, I was getting quite worried...

Oh lolli I'm sorry to hear that sad

Was no room to link to new thread in previous one - someone filled it up ;) <hands on hips>

In other news, is not mastitis. Has spread to other boob and is most definitely thrush. Have bright pink nips with flaky scabby bits.

I am such a catch.

lollipoppi Tue 21-Jan-14 15:30:54

Thanks all, they have run tests and had an ECG done, he is staying in hosp tonight which I'm sure he is delighted about!
Won't know much else until mum gets home and calls
I'm really close by luckily so will go and see him when DP gets home

Is that good or bad news about the thrush I'm not sure which is more painful hmm hope it gets better soon

lolli hope they don't keep your dad in too long. bunty ouch on the thrush! Hope it clears up quickly.

Glad you had a better night glorious - I am planning to try and get DS to start napping in his cot this weekend, hopefully he will start sleeping a bit longer that way. They don't make it easy for us, do they?

Cake icing tonight. Need to find a picture of a ladybird...

mrsbug Tue 21-Jan-14 19:32:05

Lolli hope your dad is OK. Bunty, ouch on the thrush!

First day at work today. Am knackered and lots of changes since I left to get used to (a reorganisation and a new it system). Also I have got so used to moving around all day that I found sitting at a desk really uncomfortable.

On the plus side, dd seems to really enjoy nursery now.

newbie6 Tue 21-Jan-14 20:13:22

Hi all,

Hope your dad is home soon and on the mend lolli

My LO had his MMR today, he was so brave and hardly cried. So far so good and no side effects so hoping he isn't affected with these ones. Has anyone else's LO's had yellow stuff in the corner of their eyes? I don't think it is conjunctivitis as it's only a tiny bit but he's never had it before and I'm not sure if I should be giving him something for it? It isn't dry and crusty or sticking his eyelids shut but it's def there if that makes sense?

He has another cold (joys of nursery) so not sure if it's all linked?

X

Angielka Tue 21-Jan-14 20:31:45

Oh no - hope you're Dad's ok lolli shock We got Molly's first shoes at the weekend too. Screamed the place down and haven't dared put them back on her feet yet

Hurrah for tits and hurrah for slightly better sleep glorious but boooo for thrush Bunty you poor thing brew and cake

mrsbug I know exactly hat you mean about not being used to sitting at a desk. I have been back a fortnight and ache all over hmm plus I had two visual migraines in two days. Can't be good all that extra screen time sad.

newbie Molly's had that. They give a cream with antibiotics if it sticks around too long. The doc said that they put their hands in their face and gunk from their nose gets in their eyes and infects them <bleurgh> might go away on its own though.

Molly's having a blast at nursery. They made waffles for her birthday and I left my camera so we have some snaps of her whisking eggs and covered in flour grin

CreepyCrawly Tue 21-Jan-14 20:55:56

Sorry to hear about your dad lolli. I hope he's on the mend soon.

Pleased to hear about a better night glorious. Rubbish about the thrush though bunty, I hope it pisses off soon, horrid thing.

Those photos sound adorable angie!

My first day back at work consisted of watching daytime telly and playing cards. I love my job! Seriously though, if felt good to be back and I can't wait to get back into the swing of things.

mrsbug Tue 21-Jan-14 21:19:55

Oh yes angiel my eyes are killing me too sad. And I got terrible indigestion after lunch because I don't digest food properly hunched over a desk.

mrsbug Tue 21-Jan-14 21:20:21

Creepy your job sounds great!

mrsbug Tue 21-Jan-14 21:21:46

Newbie dd had that when she was tiny, I was advised to squirt breastmilk into her eyes, and it worked. Might be worth a try if you're still bfing?

Message deleted by MNHQ at poster's request.

Hi all

newbie my ds2 was like that with his jabs and hardly cried..in fact he even watched his boister with interest and barely flinched unlike his drama queen okder brother Ivy screamed the place down and with hindsite i think that was why she got so upset at having shoes fitted 2 days after <bad mother me>

buntu hope thrush clears up soon poor you flowers

lolli sorry to hear about your dad, really hope everything is ok

angie Ivy is quite happy to wear here shoes now esp after getting to run around outside school at pick up today..the look on her face aa she kept escaping fron me was priceless!

creepy whrn i finally get back to work your job sounds fab wink

Tugstonia Wed 22-Jan-14 07:51:37

Found you! Thanks for the new thread bunty. Hope your boobs are getting better. Thrush is horrid.

glorious a Forest Hill meet up sounds perfect! smile I'll PM you.

Mrsbug and angie totally know what you mean about sitting behind a desk all day, it's so unnatural. The first few days for me were horrible - headaches, really sore eyes and just felt unhealthy. Got used to it now though sad

DD has had high temp all night and really out of sorts. She's gone back to bed now. I'm 'working from home' as just couldn't leave her all day again.

Lolli sorry to hear about your dad, get well soon LolliDad

Creepy what's your job?!

lollipoppi Wed 22-Jan-14 08:44:20

Thank you for all the well wishes, he has not had a heart attack phew but something dodgy is going on with his heart, it's beating irregular and his blood pressure is high

Creepy I want your job! grin What do you do?

DDs bday tomorrow, I'm actually a little upset that she is going to be 1! Has anybody else felt like this or just me being an emotional wreck

Pascha Wed 22-Jan-14 09:23:39

Its Cupcakes Callum's birthday today. cake

Daniel cried through all three of his jabs on monday morning. He's had a fluctuating temperature and has been clingy on and off ever since hmm. I think we're all coming down with colds anyway so maybe its more to do with that.

Sorry to hear about your dad, lolli hope he feels better soon.

Been a bit of an odd week. My neighbour died on sunday of a burst ovarian cyst and septicaemia complications and we've been trying to sort out stuff for her girls. They are 14 and 16 and in a very bad state right now. Their dad came to stay at the house and took them away with him yesterday so I am off the hook for the moment. She was only 40.

lollipoppi Wed 22-Jan-14 10:04:15

Happy birthday Callum

Oh pascha that's so sad, those poor girls hmm

CreepyCrawly Wed 22-Jan-14 10:25:47

Happy birthday Callum!

How sad for your neighbours pascha, poor girls sad

Good news about your dad lolli, I hope he gets sorted soon. I got emotional over Nancy's birthday too. It feels odd thinking I have a 1 year old!

My job isn't always like that, they're easing me back in gently. I'm a mental health support worker, so usually out in the community.

Happy birthday, Callum!

pascha those poor girls. sad what a shame, far too young. Hope you're ok.

Birdies Wed 22-Jan-14 11:16:28

That's so sad pascha, poor girls, they're still so young sad

Happy birthday to mini cupcakes. bunty hope boobs are on the mend. Im having trouble bf as I get chomped every time now, I don't know why, but once the jabs are out of the way im going to stop.

We have the MMR and the others (there are 3 aren't there?) this afternoon. I'm dreading it, you never get used to them do you?

Can anyone advise me on what interlocking foam playmat to get - you know, the ones with the letters or just different colours? Ive read reviews saying they contain chemicals but I really need something as we're getting rid of the carpet next week.

Thanks, birdies not feeling better ATM but it is only day two of daktarin, so fingers crossed soon!

meringue ah, you're a couple of years older than me. I'm from <whispers> Armadale. Have completely outed myself if anyone from back home is reading this, as between my job, where I live and my dc names, I am completely and easily identifiable!

I'm back home next weekend for ds's birthday - we should meet one time I'm up for a longer visit!

If the weather is good, I think we'll go to the zoo on Friday. Can't wait - penguin parade!

birdies re mats - I just got some big coloured ones from eBay!

birdies re mats - I just got some big coloured ones from eBay!

glorious Wed 22-Jan-14 17:06:49

pascha that's so sad, how awful sad

Glad your dad isn't too bad lolli

tugs great let's do it!

That's interesting about sitting at a desk, I expect I won't be able to eat as much cake when I do...

Sleep much worse again last night despite ibuprofen sad Took her swimming today in an attempt to wear her out...

pascha how awful for those poor girls.

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. We have had a fab day with friends and family. My dad bought ds a batmobile. An actual powered one he can drive. Where the hell shall I put it???

How awful Pascha sad

So glad there is some good news about your dad Lolli

Well well well Bunty, I can't believe it! What a small world. Defo up for meetup some time. I'm there for a few days at the end of Feb then not again for a while, probably summer smile

Happy birthday Callum!! cake

Pascha Thu 23-Jan-14 09:54:57

Aarrgghh! DH's car is still being fixed at the garage! I have no idea yet whether he will have it tonight or not. If not he will need to take mine tomorrow and I can't go and meet Glorious angrysad[fed up][pissed off]

<fume fume fume>

Lolli Happy birthday for Darcie today cake

Lora1982 Thu 23-Jan-14 10:23:40

Didn't realise id made the last post (woo) I thought fourlegs was ignoring my question and the rest of you had stopped talking :-D.... but no its a new thread :-D

Back to work sunday I nipped in yesterday It was my friends last day before mat leave so I got a card and stuck some painkillers on the front like they'll help ha and crocheted a boob beanie and a star shaped blanket.

Pascha lifes so cruel sometimes, those poor girls thats so sad.

Dps cousin has a 5 week old whos in leg braces etc because of a club foot, ive never met them but everytime I hear tales of his crying and drs doing things to him I feel almost sick with sorry for the poor soul.

Bugsy thrush in the boobs how does this happen and how do you get rid? Not shy to say im glad ive had no further boob ishoos after fukin abcess gate id end up hacking them off myself.

Lora1982 Thu 23-Jan-14 10:25:01

Happy birthday Darcie!

glorious Thu 23-Jan-14 16:42:31

Happy birthday Darcie!

lora love the knitted boob! grin Poor little newborn sad

pascha if tomorrow doesn't work out we can fix another date of course. But I've got my fingers crossed!

mrsbug Thu 23-Jan-14 18:09:34

Happy birthday Darcie!

Day three back at work. Yuk. Dd is still enjoying nursery although she has another tooth coming through and is generally miserable today.

Happy birthday Darcie!

DS went up to a little boy who was crying and gave him a huge hug - so cute!

Has anybody started offering cows milk as a drink yet? How do I go about it? Just put some in his cup and hand it over?

Happy birthday, darcie!

lora I think it's from when she accidentally broke the skin when she pulled off the boob violently, it let in some nasties, and it started from there. Couldn't get through to my doctors today despite phoning for 90 mins, so I'm going to see if I can get in with out of hours tonight. sad

pascha fingers crossed for car!

happy hope your scan was a positive one x

Happy birthday Darcie!

Ow Bunty, hope that gets better soon sad

How sweet, Cupcakes!

We tried to put cows milk in his bedtime bottle - that went down like a lead balloon smile

lollipoppi Thu 23-Jan-14 18:55:22

Thanks all, had a lovely day, we went to baby splash this morning then family came round this afternoon

Happy hope your ok, how did the scan go?

Cupcake that's adorable!

Pascha hope the car gets fixed and you can have your meet up

Dd is way over tired now after today, bed time all round smile

Happy birthday darcie.

pascha those poor girls, thats so sad sad Hopeyour car is sorted soon.

cupcakes we tried cows milk in Ivys cup and she wasn't at all intrested. The others were simikar i think and seem ok for not having cups of milk after bf stopped (at 10, 12 and 13 months)

happy hope your ok x

bunty hope you get to see dr soon. poor you, you'd think we'd all be safe from problems at this point!

ivy all quiet today, bit worried shes coming down with something!

Lostbobbles Thu 23-Jan-14 20:55:34

Happy Birthday Darcie x and belated to Callum for yesterday.

Loving the sound of the batmobile, was going to get L a push along sit in beetle but DH gave me the look so didn't pursue.

Creepy good to hear you had a good first day at work. Oh and random but how the hell did you ever manage the 30day shred? I did level 1 the other night and have already veered onto 60 days trying for alternate days and not sure that is going to happen my body is aching.

Pascha, such tragic news, life is so cruel, poor family. One of DD1 school friends mum passed last year leaving two young children. When I see the little girl and her dad it just breaks my heart.

Lolli, wish your dad well x

Lostbobbles Thu 23-Jan-14 21:06:28

Cupcakes, L is drinking cows milk. I warm it a bit and put it in a sippy cup. Wasn't greatly received at first but drinks it now.

Also I have over the last week just changed bed bf for cup is bit whingey at first but I pretend to drink the cup and she then wants it grin did give in and bf in middle of night couple of days ago though

Feel little bit sad at giving up BF but weirdly liberated at same time.

happyhow Thu 23-Jan-14 21:13:28

Scan as expected. Baby measured 6 +2 and should've been 13 today by their dates. Had MVA this afternoon after waiting for 4 bloody hours and being told very little. Took 10 mins and was horrendous emotionally. I wasn't sure about being awake for it - NEVER again! Just seemed so unnatural and wrong. And I was far too aware of what was going on and being a biologist, I understood everything that was being said and knew all the physiology etc. I currently have a GIANT glass of wine in my hand....

We've tried B with cows milk but he's not really fussed. Gets a huge serving of yogurt from us every tea time and nursery give him that plus cheese/milk etc in his food.

Pascha, how awful. Those poor girls.

Pascha Thu 23-Jan-14 21:24:05

Oh Happyhow I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself and enjoy that wine tonight. X

Daniel takes any milk from any vessel. He's such a greedyguts likes boobies best but quite happily sips cows milk or any other milk from a sippy cup or an open cup if I help him <unhelpful>

Very cute, cupcakes they are so lovely at this age aren't they?

Car is fixed. Tomorrow is on!

Lostbobbles Thu 23-Jan-14 22:05:39

So sorry Happy, best wishes and enjoy the wine. Very emotional experience.

Angielka Fri 24-Jan-14 08:36:52

so sorry happy

thanks happy

glorious Fri 24-Jan-14 10:19:41

happy I'm so very sorry thanks Look after yourself won't you.

cupcakes that's really cute, bless!

I'm on my way to meet pascha !

happyhow Fri 24-Jan-14 10:54:18

Thanks. I'm not too bad. Knackered and sore after walking B to nursery this morning though.

Had a very sickly sweet midwife too that I wanted to punch! She did my head in and made it worse! "Was it sore..? Is that why you're crying?" (Complete with patronising held tilt). "No! It's the whole fucking situation!" I was close to telling her to fuck off but held my tongue. Hubby had to leave immediately after to get B from nursery which was awful as I was left on my own for the next hour. He felt horrendous leaving me upset but we couldn't do anything about it. I sincerely hope I never have to go through that again.

Glorious and Pascha, have fun today!! smile

Tugstonia Fri 24-Jan-14 11:22:54

So sorry happy sad Sending you hugs and flowers

Happy belated birthdays to Darcie and Callum!

Glorious and Pascha have fun!

So sorry happy flowers plenty of rest and being nice to yourself x

Ooh pascha and glorious have fun today envy

That sounds awful Happy so glad you are hanging in there. thanks

Have fun Pascha and Glorious smile

Pascha Fri 24-Jan-14 17:20:37

Cejay happy birthday to Sophie! Hope you're having a nice day with lots of cake.

Just home from lunch with Glorious. Daniel and Ellen had a lovely chat at each other while they took it in turns to throw everything off the table as we ate our pizza grin. Daniel was not cooperative at all when I tried to put Glorious's wrap on my back so we gave up and went for a wander instead.

Happy flowers You can come and rant to us anytime.

lollipoppi Fri 24-Jan-14 18:25:04

Oh happy hmm so sorry

Pascha sounds like you and glorious had a great day!

We're in teething hell here! DP is on an emergency shop run for calpol!

glorious Fri 24-Jan-14 19:24:10

happy what an insensitive midwife. I think sometimes they forget that many people are very much emotionally invested early on in pregnancy and look at it purely from a medical perspective. I know I'd have been in bits if it was me. Have you got a nice relaxing weekend planned?

Happy birthday Sophie cake

We had a great meet up, you should all find a meet up buddy (perhaps special dispensation for angielka until she visits the UK)! Daniel and Ellen entertained each other beautifully and then slept at the same time so we could eat more cake grin I did fail to help with back carries though, sorry about that!

mrsbug Fri 24-Jan-14 19:39:34

So sorry happy

Happy birthday Sophie

End of my first week at work today. I'm shattered. Dd has another tooth coming through and has been miserable. Fingers crossed for a decent sleep tonight yeah right

salt1 Fri 24-Jan-14 22:52:54

so sorry happy... lots of love xxxxxx

glorious Sat 25-Jan-14 01:14:29

Been up 2 hours sad Ibuprofen administered.

Cejay8 Sat 25-Jan-14 06:18:03

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Sophie had a lovely day yesterday - she had her swimming lesson in the morning and 2 friends round for birthday cake in the afternoon . And today she is wide awake at 5.30! So the excitement must have been too much! Or maybe she heard us talk about visiting a farm today,

I'm quite sad that's she's 1 already; It's been the fastest year of my life!

Lostbobbles Sat 25-Jan-14 07:57:04

Happy Birthday for yesterday Sophie, glad you had a lovely day and enjoy the farm. what does the cow say....wink

I'm off to try and find dresses for my DD1 as she has a better social life than us! not an enjoyable task as the cut needs to be right to suit her

Tugstonia Sat 25-Jan-14 08:41:41

Glad you had a good time glorious and pascha! Glorious I hope the ibuprofen did its job and you all got some sleep flowers

Happy belated birthday Sophie!

It's my birthday today! smile Dd gave me a bday treat of waking up at 3am for 2 hours - nice. She's full of snot and grumbling the poor lamb. At least it's a Saturday! Going to have my hair cut this morning then having pub lunch followed by a mystery night out with dp smile

Have a good weekend all

lollipoppi Sat 25-Jan-14 09:25:17

Happy belated birthday to Sophie, enjoy the farm today!

Happy birthday tugs! Ohhhh that sounds nice, hope you have a great night!

My friends are coming round today for tea and cake to celebrate Darcie's birthday, there will be more kids than adults and house will be trashed!

happyhow Sat 25-Jan-14 11:14:58

Happy Birthday tugs!!

Was tutoring this morning but the rest of the weekend is very chilled. Might be out tonight with a couple of friends but they're at the other end of town so I either drive and don't drink (which defeats the purpose wink) or I could walk for an hour (which will completely knacker me) or I have to get taxis... Will decide later. Wouldn't have given it a second thought a few years ago and since I haven't been hungover in 2yrs, I'm not really looking forward to that possibility!!

What's everyone else got planned?!

Pascha Sat 25-Jan-14 12:20:47

Happy birthday Tugs have a good day. Happy You must get a taxi home, of course. I'm very jealous, my day today consists of rugbytots this morning for DS1, now I'm making fish pie and some baking. DH is at work all day so not much else planned today.

Lostbobbles Sat 25-Jan-14 14:57:38

Happy Birthday Tugs, sound's like my kind of day you have planned. Enjoygrin

Dress shopping was awful, DD1 asked not to take her shopping again!

Happy - defo get a cab. Have fun

I'm currently trying to persuade DH to go for dinner at ping pong

glorious Sat 25-Jan-14 15:40:59

Happy birthday tugs ! Like the sound of a mystery night out smile

happy I vote cab too, when you're not out all that much you need to make the most of it!

We've been to ikea for furniture for DD's room. Oh the glamour.

Lostbobbles Sat 25-Jan-14 18:07:36

Ping Pong is on grin

Glad you had fun pascha and glorious (and daniel and ellen too smile )

Happy belated birthday sophie.

Happy birthday Tugs

happy taxi is a must! enjoy yourself smile

glorious fingers crossed for abetter night tonight.

Had my sis up today so she got to xhase the kids for a bit! Shes gone back home for a rest. ds2 causing problems as he just seems beyond control at the moment, not sure how to get through to him!!

Happy birthday Sophie!

Happy birthday Tugs!

We've been to a 2 yr olds birthday party today. Utter madness! LO had an ace time; I've never been so tired in my life!

Happy birthday Sophie and Tugs!

DS took his first steps yesterday and now there's no stopping him! It all seems to have clicked and his toddling about all over the place. I suppose I'm going to have to bite the bullet and take him shoe shopping soon! Any tips?

Offered him some cows milk today for the first time and he guzzled it down. Can't say I'm surprised, the child is a gannet!

Birdies Sat 25-Jan-14 21:25:17

Happy birthday Sophie and Tugs! Which baby's birthday is next?

happy hope you're doing ok.

Hope everyone's having a nice weekend. I'm struggling to wash X's hair now as she cries when I lie her back in the bath, does anyone have any tips?

Great on the walking cupcakes! And I'd also be interested in shoe shopping tips - where and how?!

Pascha Sat 25-Jan-14 21:32:42

Baldy baby works for me birdies grin. No shampoo needed here.

mrsbug Sat 25-Jan-14 23:18:16

birdies I let dd sit up in the bath and just pour a cup of water over her head to wet her hair. She doesn't seem bothered by it. She screams like she is being tortured if she has to lie on her back.

I've also started using pull up nappies, so I can do nappy changes standing up. Anything for a quiet life smile

mrsbug Sat 25-Jan-14 23:19:20

Oh, congrats on the walking, mini-cupcakes!

Lora1982 Sat 25-Jan-14 23:41:55

I was wanting to try pull ups too for the same reason but my mum said theg were rubbish... may just do it and decide for myself!! Birdies dexters still ok with me tipping him back I kind of move him up and down the bath to make waves an he'll kivk about he doesnt moan yet though.

First day back to work tomorrow sad im taking labour strength cocodamol incase I need to make the day go faster.

Cupcakes well done on the walking I bet you were so proud!

Birdies we're supposed to be washing hair? Beyond pulling bits of porridge out I've never bothered <negligent>.

bug loving the idea of pull-up nappies. Nappy changes are hard work here!

He is in his batmobile again, bopping along to the bat music. The chuffing things takes up half the living room but he loves it so much I don't have the heart to put it away. I think we need a bat cave.

Lostbobbles Sun 26-Jan-14 07:59:12

Congrats on walking cupcakes, I still love watching L running around, she still looks so small.

Re shoes I have for the last five years been a total fuss pot and usually go to a small independent shoe shop near me that stocks lots of brands ricosta, pediped, ecco, bobell....) but after spending half an hour in there yesterday trying every pair they had and not liking any I finally succumbed and went to Clark's. --it was actually the outlet shop and got current season pair for £20 happy days grin

Birdies I use a munchkin shampoo cup and like Lora just pour it over her head.

For pull up nappies I used pampers easy up ones as they are like nappies, huggies ones are more geared up for potty training and less absorbent. Not sure about own brand versions as DD1 had a reaction to their nappies.

Happy / Glorious hope you had a good night. What was the mystery Glorious?

DD1 has party today, think most of the year is invited. Hall full of screaming girls, fun fun fun! confused. tried to get DH to take her but I lost ' paper, scissor, stone'. The bugger always wins

Birdies Sun 26-Jan-14 09:21:02

Haha I thought that was an actual make of hat pascha before I realised you meant literally no hair! So before i realised I did a search for it and found this:

baldybabybows.com. Lovely!!!

Have found a shampoo shield on amazon as if I pour water over head all the shampoo will go in her eyes and I can't bring myself to not shampoo as I love how her hair is all fluffy afterwards! Although sounds like I don't actually need to do it, oops.

Tried to stop bf the other day but ended up having a battle and giving up. It's extremely painful when she latches on but is the only way I can easily get her to sleep - anyone successfully stopped and have any tips?

Yes glorious what's the mystery?!

Enjoy party lost, sounds fun.

cupcakes the batmobile sounds great, not surprised you can't put it away!

Pascha Sun 26-Jan-14 09:23:23

I seem to remember putting DS1 in pullups at about the same age. I have a giant box of pampers to get through and then I might get some. Tescos are good, Boots tended to leak a bit and I never spent the money on Pampers pullups so no comparison here. Although, I have found since ordering them bulk online its not quite such a horrendous difference from supermarket price.

Well done on the walking MiniCupcakes! Have fun at the party Lost!

Off to soft play today. Yay! hmm

lollipoppi Sun 26-Jan-14 12:00:22

Yay on the walking mini cupcakes! Loving the bat mobile!

Hope you had a good night last night glorious? What was the surprise?

I was DDs hair, it has to be done almost every night as she smears food in her hair confused

Urgh on the baldy bows!! Who would actually stick a bow to their baby's bald head using adhesive!!??
We've not gone for any hair accessories yet, she won't even keep a hat on never mind a clip in her hair

Hope everyone's having a good weekend!

Ds1 is currently sat repeating banana banana banana banana banana over and over and over again, am I ok to gag him?

Pascha Sun 26-Jan-14 12:54:54

You could gag him with bananas?

lollipoppi Sun 26-Jan-14 13:40:13

Excellent plan pascha grin

lolli i use little clips in Ivys hair which do stay put but only because its so long she can't see without one! T"is nice though as dd1 was bald till she was 2. I only wash it if i absoluteky have to blush

cupcakes yay on the walking!

glorious Sun 26-Jan-14 15:11:09

The mystery night out was tugs not me more's the pity Early bed here!

mrsbug Sun 26-Jan-14 19:55:02

Wow those bows are really something!

Dd has lots of hair which gets in her face so I have bought her some soft hairbands which are cheap on eBay, Like these.

I'm a bit worried clips could be a choking hazard, or am I being paranoid?

lollipoppi Sun 26-Jan-14 22:19:38

I like those Mrsbugs, dd has got crazy hair, it's only just started lying flat on her head, the last 12 months she looked like she had been electrocuted grin I actually quite miss it.
Not long enough to put a clip in just yet, although I'm dreading when the time comes as she hates anything on her head!

Lostbobbles Sun 26-Jan-14 22:29:29

Party was amazing, they were fine to drop and go, so I got to spend two hours in a coffee shop and have uninterrupted food and conversation. gringrin --obviously did not mention this to DH, haha stick your scissors, sucker--wink

I try and put clips in L's hair but she keeps pulling them out so have given up for now (mrs bug, yes your right on choking hazard) her hair is a mess at the mo.

yes probably a choking hazard blush but she is no 4 and frankly the lego, monopolyy pieces and randon shit picked up by older dc more of a worry. truthfully at this point am woreyingly relaxed

lost party sounds good...always love a drop and run! smile

Ivy a proper grump today. we have all spent today trying to entertain her oh god the rod we are making She rewarded us by saying'ni ni' and waving when the boys and i were putting her to bed!

Polyethyl Sun 26-Jan-14 23:12:02

Hooray for tits indeed. No better way to get baby to sleep after the excitement of her birthday party.

I tied a helium balloon to her dress and she toddled round, hitting her balloon and chasing the bigger children.

It was a three generation party (mum's birthday today, mine tomorrow and baby's on Thursday) so cake and jelly for all. Now she's completely worn out and outraged that all the lovely fun people have gone home.

apples how cute! That sounds unbelievably adorable!

poly happy birthday when it comes, and happy soon to be birthday for mini-poly! Loving the idea of the balloon on the dress!

Well done on the walking, mini-*cupcakes*!

Happy birthday to any babies I've missed - we're nearly all one! This year has been too quick.

Back at work a week tomorrow. sad however, it's my big boy's third birthday on Friday, so we're going to have a lovely long weekend, I can't wait.

Angielka Mon 27-Jan-14 12:25:46

Aww lolli DD1 had that kind of electrified hair. I assumed Molly would get it too, but she didn't. I remember missing it once it grew out with DD1 too.

Molly will tolerate clips if she doesn't notice them, but once she's noticed them, game's over.

Too excited about walking in this house. She has this enormous grin all over her face from the moment she spots me across the room, through the toddle waddle, to the moment she hurls herself at me from about a metre away. I LOVE this age. But yes, there are no babies anymore sad

<whispers> Molly slept all night last night. <Even quieter> The night before too. There is no rhyme or reason to it, since until the night before that she was a regular twice-a-night waker and we tried bf, milk in a sippy cup, nothing, water in a sippy cup - sometimes one worked, sometimes the other worked... wish I knew the magic answer.

Oh and I've decided - bf is coming to an end. We're down to morning and evening, with sippy cups of milk afterwards. Not sure which to drop first, but perhaps it won't be the drama I'm dreading...?

angie we are currwntly trying to drop Ivys morning bf by giving her toast and her cup whikst we get everyone ready for school. Its easier to drop as you can distract them in the morning. The bedtime feed is always the last to go here

mrsbug Mon 27-Jan-14 17:10:00

I don't really want to give up bf totally but would like the freedom to leave dd for a night occasionally. Not sure if it works like that. I've been invited to a hen weekend this summer and would like to be able to leave dd with dp, but carry on bf when I get back.

The biggest challenge will be getting her to bed without boobies...

Pascha Mon 27-Jan-14 17:40:46

Thats totally doable mrsbug. The key, as you've guessed, is to get bedtime without boobies. Once you've mastered that, the rest is easy.

Get her into the habit of milk in a cup before bed, followed by teeth and stories and get DP to do it too so he can manage it all easily by the time your hen weekend comes up. She will probably only be feeding once or twice a day by then anyway so its not so much to miss for a weekend and your supply will cope no problem. I'd expect her to pick right up where she left off when you get back.

angie I'm ready to give up too. DS still BFs morning and evening, plus a couple of times in the night. We gave him his first cup of cows milk on Saturday instead of his BF - he loved the milk but still pesters for boob! I'm sure it will get easier as my supply drops.

We all had fajitas for dinner - very messy but DS loved them!

Lora1982 Mon 27-Jan-14 19:51:40

Second day back at work proud of dp for surviving pist off hes managed to have dinner ready for me though I dont do that dexter doesn't care when I get back sad

Jabs tomorrow, still working on a complaint letter for the receptionist though.

Im scared of giving up bed boob! I think I'll carry on till I feel safe :-D

mrsbug Mon 27-Jan-14 19:54:56

That's what I thought, Pascha. She'll drink milk from a cup in the daytime, and now she's at nursery she feeds at 7am then not again till about 5.30pm. The problem is that then she's on and off the boob all night.

Once she has settled into the new regime of me being at work, then we'll try to cut out the night feeds wish me luck with that

Birdies Mon 27-Jan-14 20:07:22

I went to get jabs last week and was told that the apmt was the day before so we had missed it. I'd actually rung the day before to check the time as I had to wait 2 weeks to even get an apmt and they gave me the wrong date! So the receptionist said she would ask the nurse if she could squeeze us in. ....she said no. So I plonked X on the desk and said "I'm not leaving until she gets her jabs". Felt rather proud of myself but could feel my face burning red, not so cool! She got her jabs though grin

Interested to read the giving up bf tips. I'm having a nightmare with pain on latching at the mo, I need to give up but she doesn't want anything else to drink and I can't seem to get her to sleep without feeding her to sleep. Help?!

Lostbobbles Mon 27-Jan-14 20:32:30

Apples - 'ni, ni' too cute, go Ivy grin

Re BF, I cut out one a week over three weeks, the night being last to go. I got DH to give her cup for couple of nights then tried myself. She moaned and pushed cup away for a bit but then gave in when I pretended to drink -- madam wants whatever is not hers--

MrsB, with DD1 I just did night feed for quite a while and supply was fine.

Check this made me laugh apologies if link fail, I'm a techno idiot and can't figure it out m.youtube.com/watch?v=MLErNXIYjMg

Happy birthday mini-Poly!

And any others!

We are nearly done bf. We only really do middle of night in bed now if he wakes and won't settle. I offer it to him first thing in the morning too but he usually just bites me then crawls away hmm.

Unfortunately because we mix fed he is now hooked on formula! He was only on an afternoon bottle and bedtime, but when he started nursery I sent him with two bottles in case he got jealous of all the other babies. So now he has two in the day, plus his bedtime one plus sometimes one in the night. Plus he eats all his meals! I hope we are not over feeding him confused.

Brilliant, Lost! That's basically the position we end up in our bed most nights!

Lostbobbles Mon 27-Jan-14 22:03:09

Happy Birthday Poly, hope you had a lovely day

Pascha Tue 28-Jan-14 10:09:47

How do they know when you put brand new clothes on them? What signal lets them know its ok to do the biggest poo known to man and spread it up the back and down the legs and all over said new clothes. hmm

He enjoyed his second bath of the day at least...

haha pascha! They just know wink grin

Ivy refused to sit in assembly this morning and the noisy squirming littke madam had to be removed! Sort of dread any of the dc having merit assemblies now as its far too long for Ivy and bloody hard work

Angielka Tue 28-Jan-14 14:37:48

Well done birdies! That's how you get what you need. I have been promoted at work and am trying to be strong and decisive like that but I blush much too easily as well

Happy birthday mini-poly!

Managed to avoid the morning feed this morning (thanks apple) but now Molly has a temperature and I'm tempted to feed her all day if it helps her get over it. Still, I've decided she's big and chunky healthy enough to fight it off without extra bf antibodies. We'll see...

Lost that video always makes me a bit sad as it's the exact position DS wants to sleep in if his Reflux is playing up. Makes me wonder if the little girl is in pain sad.

DS' immunisations are booked in for next week - at 2.19pm on Thursday to be exact! Dreading it though - we have 2 nurses at our practice and one is known to be rubbish. We had her for one of the first lot of immunisations and DS howled.

I think I have made a name for myself at nursery. Picked DS up at lunch time and he had a dirty nappy - he'd obviously been dirty for a while as it was quite dried in and a nightmare to clean him up. This has happened four days in a row now and his bottom's really sore, so I took him back and complained. Nursery has been fantastic so far so really didn't want to rock the boat but what else could I do?

I want to curl up on the sofa and watch masterchef Australia, but DS has other, far more noisy plans. Hmph.

Angielka Tue 28-Jan-14 18:33:32

You were right to complain cupcakes. It's horrible when that happens and four days n a row?!! Hope you get to curl up on the sofa this evening wine

newbie6 Tue 28-Jan-14 19:36:45

Hi all,

My LO has been a nightmare all day today, think he is teething and maybe now getting a reaction to his jabs from last week as doctor said the MMR is a live vaccine so it can cause symptoms about a week after the jab.....oh joy! Please let my smiley boy come back soon as at the moment he just cries all the time and is glued to me sad

Hope everyone else is ok!

X

mrsbug Tue 28-Jan-14 19:46:16

Newbie dd was a real misery guts a week after her MMR, although it also coincided with a tooth Coming through.

Cupcakes I would have complained too.

Going out with dp tonight, got a babysitter here already but struggling to get dd to sleep...

Oh dear Pascha

Today dd came home from nursery with someone else's sippy cup and a hair clip in her hair!

Pascha Tue 28-Jan-14 20:01:52

Dan had his jabs last monday and he's been a bit grotty for the last couple of days. Temperature, clingy, fractious etc. He's been better this afternoon though. DS1 sailed through them without a single problem.

Oh dear we have jabs Friday sad

Good for you for complaining, Cupcakes. That's happened twice at our nursery tho both times I think it was fresh. Once it had leaked through his trousers he was crawling around I can't believe they didn't notice, yuk!

Bugsy today they gave his shoes to someone else! Poor love.

Hope you enjoy your night out smile

DP is away so I'm watching a chick flick smile

newbie6 Tue 28-Jan-14 20:52:34

Thanks all, feel a bit better knowing how he is today isn't unusual, hopefully he will be back to normal soon.

Xx

happyhow Tue 28-Jan-14 21:36:25

Trying to catch up...

On BF, I gave up on Christmas Eve on advice of midwife due to having a history of miscarriage and it being linked to causing miscarriage. As it turns out, baby had already died by then. I went cold turkey on him! We'd had a few nights where I hadn't been in at bedtime and B had been put down without any milk and hubby just listened to him crying until he fell asleep. Took a few nights for him to settle quickly but no more than 3 or 4. he's now asleep within 5 mins and goes down completely awake. In the mornings, I just put him straight in his high chair and gave him toast and banana and distracted him as best I could. Surprisingly, it wasn't a big deal at all to stop. He doesn't really drink cows milk though so he gets a massive bowl of yoghurt most nights and nursery makes sure his food has plenty dairy.

Yay on the walking mini-cupcakes!

I've had a lovely day drinking coffee, eating cake and having prosecco! Met a friend with her twins this morning then went to another friends this afternoon.

Made strawberry and champagne cupcakes last night - highly recommend!

Ended up not going out with my friends on Sat. Was really crampy through the day so decided I didn't really want to go out feeling that rubbish. Hubby and I accidentally got quite drunk though instead and chatted about lots of things which was good.

Pascha, it's amazing how they know about new clothes... Bailey takes those days as the ones to eat really messily.

We haven't heard about jabs yet. Might chase that up...

Lora1982 Tue 28-Jan-14 21:52:37

ugh jabs no sleep

fourlegstwolegs Tue 28-Jan-14 21:57:56

Hi all - Felix's jabs got cancelled as the nurse was ill. So I shall await my new booking. Nothing else to report. The odd shaky step if I hold my hands just out of reach, and still now words!

fourlegstwolegs Tue 28-Jan-14 21:58:20

No words! Not now words...

salt1 Wed 29-Jan-14 04:06:06

jealous of hair clips ... no need here...

lollipoppi Wed 29-Jan-14 08:39:09

Cupcakes well done for complaining!

Happy that sounds like a good night with the hubby, probably just what you both needed

Very cranky DD here for the past few days, think more teeth are coming hmm

I'm getting my hair done later on today! I literally can't wait to just sit down with a cuppa and be pampered for a few hours, and best of all it's free whoop whoop grin

Birdies Wed 29-Jan-14 09:35:07

X had her jabs a week ago and was absolutely fine until last night when I had to go to her 3 times before midnight. Got the calpol out and she's fine today. They do say each part of the MMR kicks in at a different time from a week onwards so guess that's what's happening to our babies (nb am refusing to say toddlers!).

happy glad you are feeling better.

Am jealous of the haircut lolli. I haven't had a haircut since being pregnant!

Have been getting heart palpitations and chest pain so now having all sorts of tests done sad. I think it might be hormone related though. And bizarrely since I got my period bf has instantly stopped hurting again. Very odd but good because I still haven't figured out how to stop.

Also jealous of the haircut, lolli!

Birdies hope they sort you out soon.

DS has just worked out how to climb onto the sofa, and promptly fell off it, backwards, doing a flip in mid air and landing with a thud. He thought it was hysterically funny. Gave me a fright though!

newbie6 Wed 29-Jan-14 22:13:27

Pesky jabs, kept my LO off nursery today as he is so gurney and clingy still, praying he gets better soon! X

Pascha Wed 29-Jan-14 22:31:47

Dan's still clingy and grizzly too. Wouldn't let go of me most of the day. Made cooking dinner for them quite interesting. Wouldn't go in the sling either.

Right I'm going to do some batch cooking for the freezer this weekend in case of jab induced clingyness next week.

Also seriously considering getting DS a dummy. He's been using me as a human dummy all night and I've had enough!

Tugstonia Thu 30-Jan-14 08:51:28

Happy belated birthday to Poly and miniPoly!

Thanks for your birthday wishes - DP took me to see Matilda the Musical which was AMAZING! I love a musical and had been wanting to see it for ages smile

It's my DD's birthday today! Can't quite believe it and feeling rather emotional blush. She celebrated early with an all night shouting party last night grin. At least we've both got the day off today.

Hope all the grizzly babies get back to their usual selves very soon. Not looking forward to jabs I must say...

Pascha Thu 30-Jan-14 09:42:50

Happy birthday miniPoly! I think its today. Tugs its your DDs today too isn't it? Lots of cake all round!

Off swimming now.

glorious Thu 30-Jan-14 16:22:12

Happy birthday minitugs and minipoly cake DD's isn't until tomorrow but yesterday was a year since I went into labour (it was loooong) which is very weird.

birdies that sounds horrible, hope you're doing ok. Could it be stress?

Sorry for jabs woes sad

glorious Thu 30-Jan-14 16:22:52

Oh and envy of matilda, fab mystery trip!

Lostbobbles Thu 30-Jan-14 19:11:51

Happy Birthday Mini tugs and Mini Poly.

envyenvy Of Matilda, trying desperately to get DD1 into the film so I can take her to watch the show

fourlegstwolegs Thu 30-Jan-14 21:48:53

We went swimming today too Pasha! Its such a faff and I hate getting my hair wet, hate the goggles, hate the changing room (ewwww dirt) hate the damp towels, all of it. However Felix loves it SO MUCH that I feel compelled to keep going!

Ladies I've added a new picture
It represents the kind of day/evening I've had
(Believe it or not, this was actually shown to me as part of a work e-learning package to refresh me with the possible hazards I face as a home based worker)

Happy birthday mini Tugs and mini Poly!! smile

Pascha Thu 30-Jan-14 22:53:20

I love it fourlegs! and Dan does too. It's our one morning of the week just us two doing something for him. He gets so excited in the water it's a joy to be there. I cba to sort hair etc out though, it stays up out of the way til I can shower in peace at home.

Very envy of Matilda. Ds1 would never watch that. His favourite film is Cars. It's engines all the way in my house.

Thursday must be the day for swimming as we had our class yesterday too. DS loves it, but I'm another one who hates all the faff! I can't swim myself so it's important to me that DS learns.

Poor DS has been really poorly overnight - pretty much every set of bedding we own is now in the wash or waiting to go in. He seems fine this morning though. I am shattered and poor DH was relegated to the sofa!

We saw Matilda when I was heavily pregnant - really wasn't sure about it when we booked the tickets as I didn't fancy battling through London a few weeks before Christmas heavily PG, but it was SO worth it. And I got my "baby on Board" badge!

lollipoppi Fri 31-Jan-14 09:25:22

We went swimming yesterday too! Darcie loves it and always has a really good sleep after, so it's a winner all round!!

Cupcakes hmm hope he is better soon

Thanks Lolli - I think it's because he's had a heavy cold and the mucus has been sitting on his chest. Now it's all out he seems right as rain!

Pascha Fri 31-Jan-14 10:53:08

Happy birthday Ellen! cake and have a good day Glorious.

Off back to the pool again today for 3yr old DS1's class. I get to stand at the side with coffee this time though.

Poor Callum, Cupcakes, hope he feels better today.

Meringue my son would be the baby playing with the fire in the bin laughing grinhmm

Lostbobbles Fri 31-Jan-14 12:10:46

I love DD2 swimming lessons, mainly because I don't have to get in grin

Cupcakes hope DS is ok.

L has had temp and is full of snot, she has a few teeth looking ready to cut so think it's prob related.

Well fun and games here, the latest game is 'hide and seek' spent twenty minutes yesterday looking for her brands new shoe, I looked everywhere and had mass panic that I put it in wash or something, only to find it in the bin!! at least it didn't meet the same fate as the stacking cups that were found lovingly put in the loo last week!

Off down South later for my dad's birthday party, guess I should get on with packing the truck load of stuff required for one night....

glorious Fri 31-Jan-14 13:55:58

Thanks pascha , funnily enough we've been swimming too as she loves it. Now mainlining blueberries and prawns for dinner.

cupcakes that sounds horrible, glad he's a bit better.

lollipoppi Fri 31-Jan-14 16:01:29

Cupcakes glad he is a bit better, hope you get a better nights sleep tonight

Happy birthday Ellen!

grin Lost! I found fridge magnets in my boots yesterday!
Have a great time down south

Tugstonia Fri 31-Jan-14 16:58:03

Happy birthday Ellen! Hope you've had a good day glorious.

cupcakes hope your ds gets better soon.

Sitting in the car in the rain while dd sleeps. Shouldn't really let her sleep any longer but can't face going out into the rain.

DS just did something really creepy. I was giving him his bath and suddenly he looked right past me, smiled, waved and offered a toy to... Nobody. Gave me the heeby jeebies!

He seems absolutely fine now so fingers crossed we'll get some sleep tonight.

mrsbug Fri 31-Jan-14 22:24:50

Spooky cupcakes. I remember when dd was tiny she had a habit of staring at an empty corner of the room, very unsettling.

Happy birthday Ellen!

I've survived my second week back at work. Dd now likes nursery so much she cries when I pick her up confused

Bunny222 Fri 31-Jan-14 22:29:31

Hi all. Havent posted for a long time but try to catch up with the news when I can. My LO turned 1 on wednesday, I truly dont know where that year has gone. I kept thinking about going into labour and the subsequent 28hrs that followed til he finally arrived. It seems so surreal looking back... And what our poor bodies had to go through!

Its been a wonderful and challenging year. The illnesses have been hard, he has had another virus this week so not much sleep all round again. Have to say thank goodness for all of your stories, it makes me think i'm not the only one who finds it hard.
One of the toughest things is how its chamged my relationship with DH. We have been together for years, but never realised what an impact having a child makes. And not for the better here :-( Am hoping that we are not the only ones who have a struggle in the early days...!

Will try and post more often. LO is a delight, laughing, clapping, babbling away, 8 teeth and standing well but not quite walking yet. I start work next month, and just dont feel ready to do it yet, how do u working mummies do it?! I cried just leaving him at settling at nursery for an hour. I need to man-up he he!
Happy birthday to all the others celebrating this week :-)

lollipoppi Sat 01-Feb-14 09:59:52

Cupcakes that's spooky!!

Welcome back bunny and happy belated birthday to mini bunny!
Having a baby does impact on your relationship, me and DP really struggled for the 1st year of ds1, it's such a huge change to go through as a couple! Christ knows how were still together after the 2nd grin

DD is still in Grumpsville, these teeth have a lot to answer for, I want my smiley happy baby back

Pascha Sat 01-Feb-14 20:03:01

Well Daniel has a new word - 'Babm! Babm!' for boobies accompanied by lunging, pulling my top, mouth open and ready hmm. Time to start teaching boob manners I think...

Nice to see you Bunny Happy birthday to your DS, hope you had a good day.

Cupcakes did he sleep? Maybe his 'friend' helps him? (or keeps him awake?)

DH is off in the howling gales and rain to get chocolate and wine from the nearest shop. Woodburner is roaring, Dan is mumbling in his cot and DS1 is snoring beautifully. Big Bang Theory is on the telly and I am chilling nicely. As soon as Dan settles I'm off up for a bath and DH is doing egg and bacon sandwiches for supper later.

Hope everyone's weekend is going well.

Hi Bunny I didn't feel ready either (went back in November) but DS settled so well at nursery it made it all so much easier. He loves it there.

Pascha - weirdly he did! Made it all the way through until 3.30am before his first wake-up, quick feed then back to sleep until 6am. A personal best for him! If it's his "friend" then were was he last night from 10.30-2.30 when DS was very, very awake!

Went out for lunch with DH as an early celebration of our anniversary. Mum had DS so it was our first child-free meal out for a very long time. Was really lovely, until 2 hours later when I started vomiting uncontrollably, doubled over in pain with stomach cramps. Won't be going to THAT pub again!

Easy day today - DH is taking to dogs for a really long walk with the local guide dogs and I'm going to be recovering on the sofa!

happyhow Sun 02-Feb-14 12:30:15

What a shame cupcakes! At least you're getting a chance to recover.

Bunny, it is hard but you get into a rhythm with work pretty quickly. B LOVES nursery so I have no worries about him which makes it better. Everyone was really worried that I wasn't the emotional wreck I was 'supposed' to be when I went back but B was happy and it's not inky nature to show that side anyway.

We're just back from a 90 min walk - I'm knackered now! B fell asleep within 3 mins of the front door and is still asleep now! smile That's 2hrs in total and he doesn't look like he'll stir anytime soon.

In other news, he finally started crawling this morning!!! Was so chuffed with himself and kept smiling and giggling. Our peace will be shattered now though...

Happy Birthday for all the babies and mummies this week!! grin

Bunny222 Sun 02-Feb-14 18:42:39

Thanks all. We had a lovely little party for him - turtle themed because it looked cute in the PartyPieces catalogue and found it locally much cheaper - bonus :-) we have jelly and cake coming out of our ears! ;-)
great to hear the others are doing well with nursery, hopefully we'll get there!

We are still struggling to get him to stay in his cot and has ended up in with us for the last few nights now :-/ because he was ill I let him off, but now cant be sure if he is still crying to come in because he is still feeling poorly (he is still snotty and getting hot quite a lot) or if he has sussedThat he gets cuddles if he makes a fuss...

Pascha Sun 02-Feb-14 20:57:28

Oh he has you sussed. No doubt about it. wink they're not clever little buggers aren't they?

Pascha Sun 02-Feb-14 20:58:48

not

Stupid phone

glorious Mon 03-Feb-14 06:57:22

Sleep awful again sad How come she didn't feed until 3 the night before last but spent last night screaming (and I mean screaming) if not perpetually latched on?

In the middle of the night we had to decide to give up on keeping her in her cot and trying to reduce feeds because it just isn't working and I'm in such a state. So resigned to who knows how long of being clambered over all night instead. Feeling like I might have to quit work, I just can't function like this any more.

lollipoppi Mon 03-Feb-14 10:11:38

Shit glorious sad wish there was something I could do to help.
Have you ruled out reflux?

Could you book of a day of work and catch up on some sleep for a day?

glorious Mon 03-Feb-14 11:11:44

Awh thanks lolli. Actually I'm not at work yet but DD is settling in with the childminder so I've just had 3 hours sleep smile

Do you think reflux would still be troubling her if she had it? I wouldn't rule it out. Until she started solids I'd often hear her be sick then swallow and she always had a white tongue. She used to feed very frequently in the day though so I thought that was why. And all babies are sick, right? I'll go and look it up...

glorious Mon 03-Feb-14 11:35:34

I suspect it isn't reflux. But I wonder whether it's her allergies? She visibly reacts if I eat a lot of egg then feed her but I thought I could get away with a small amount like in cake. But the day before yesterday I ate none and she slept better whereas yesterday I ate lots of birthday cake and she slept badly. Hmmm. Time to try egg, sesame, plum and pine nut free diet for me I think. But I'm having some more cake first.

glorious sorry if you've said this before but is her cot in her own room or yours? How long has it being going downhill?

Allergies definitely could be the problem but food intolerance is linked to reflux so perhaps revisit that idea? DS wasn't diagnosed until 9MO and definitely still suffers. You can buy infant gaviscon over the counter if you want to try it.

DS slept right through until 3.30am before wanting a feed on Friday night, but then was up screaming from 10.30pm-2am on Saturday so I really, really feel your pain. Can you put back going to work for a bit if you don't feel ready?

glorious Mon 03-Feb-14 16:15:42

God that sounds awful cupcakes . I didn't realise you could get Gaviscon otc, bit worried about constipation though as she had a bout a fortnight ago and got a small tear sad I could try it I guess but I've heard it often doesn't work so not sure it'd rule it out.

She's in her own room which is downstairs from ours but there's a spare bed there too which I use from some point between 11 and 3 depending on how much she's woken and how exhausted I am. When she feeds for ages (I delatch whenever sucking slows or she gets sleepy but start again if she's furious) traipsing back up the stairs to our room is just too much when it's the second or third trip.

lollipoppi Mon 03-Feb-14 16:20:09

Enjoy the cake glorious!
I would maybe visit the GP and discuss allergies, not actually sure if they will test them so young though?

Second what cupcakes said about the gaviscon, try it for a week, it does take a few days to make a difference, try sleeping her on her tummy?
Glad you managed to catch up on some sleep today you must be exhausted

Ds1 is likely to end up in hospital before the end of the night sad his asthma has flared up today and no amount of inhalers are working confused

Could you move her cot into your room? I often find with DS that he'll sleep if I'm in the room with him and I have a comfy chair I go and doze in.

How does she go off in the evening and for naps?

I keep feeding DS prunes and lentil fingers which seems to keep the constipation at bay. I think it effects some more than others though so perhaps we're just lucky (!)

glorious Mon 03-Feb-14 16:31:32

lolli she's seeing a consultant for the allergies already smile Perhaps I should ask her when we're next in. she rolls onto her tummy anyway. So sorry about DS1, poor mite. So scary when they can't breathe. He must be distressed too (I have asthma myself, it's horrible).

cupcakes it makes no difference and neither does cosleeping any more.

I'm not being dismissive, I really appreciate the suggestions smile

I will perhaps try gaviscon and prunes then! Lentils keep her awake with wind...

Lolli so sorry about your DS. Hope something gets sorted out for him soon.

lollipoppi Mon 03-Feb-14 16:54:58

I'm all out of suggestions glorious. Yes I remember now about the allergy testing. Hope you get sorted soon!

Have a docs appt at 5.30 for DS

glorious Mon 03-Feb-14 16:58:18

Awh good luck lolli's DS1, sending airway opening thoughts.

salt1 Mon 03-Feb-14 18:35:41

hope all ok lolli.

glorious my thoughts for what they are worth - switch to egglesss cake as egg allergy is hideous and try dates for lo rather than or as well as prunes xxx

glorious Mon 03-Feb-14 21:07:09

Ok, no more eggs etc for me shock

lolli thinking of your DS1 thanks

lollipoppi Mon 03-Feb-14 21:51:32

Thanks glorious, his stats were ok so we're home with steroids ect, will be a long night ahead!

Mum popped round to sit with DD whilst we went to the docs incase we had to go to hospital, when she left i said say bye bye to nana, she said bye bye! Her first proper words!

glorious Mon 03-Feb-14 22:05:39

I'm glad he's not too bad lolli and passing you matchsticks for your eyes during the long night.

How cute, bye bye is a lovely thing to say! Bless, that's a good thing to happen today.

E got a Slinky Malinki book for her birthday which she loves and at bedtime she pointed at Slinky and said 'cat'. I hadn't even told her he was a cat so I was a bit surprised! She does love real cats though. She then kissed the cat on every page. Lack of sleep forgiven (for now!).

happyhow Tue 04-Feb-14 07:33:04

Glad he's ok Lolli

My bro announced yesterday that him and his fiancée are expecting 2 weeks after we should've been. They don't know about us though so just crap timing. My mum then announced later that my cousin is expecting at exactly the time we should've been due! What are the odds of being told about two people on the same day?! Very reminiscent of my last miscarriage when I found out both my colleagues were pregnant on the same day 2 weeks after I'd miscarried. Grrrr! Now I'm very pissed off that we've wasted 4 months and everyone else seems to be having babies when we should be! confused

Day off today so will need to find something fun...

glorious Tue 04-Feb-14 07:50:01

Oh happy that sounds really difficult, I'm sorry sad

Pascha Tue 04-Feb-14 08:51:05

Salt Happy birthday to Floss today, she's the youngest of all our babies!

Lolli hope DS1 had an ok night. Asthma sucks. Byebye is very cute. Glorious Daniel kisses the gruffalo on every page! They are so funny aren't they?

Happy hope you find something extremely fun to do with your DS today.

Hello all, happy birthday to floss and terribly sorry to hear about lolli's ds1 sad

How cute with the book kissing!

Dd has hand foot and mouth, so return to work is delayed another day at least. I've taken today off, was going to work from home but she is quite clingy so there's no point trying.

Had a lovely birthday weekend for ds, and have his party with his nursery friends this weekend. Attempting a gruffalo cake, so this should be interesting - be poised to laugh!

lollipoppi Tue 04-Feb-14 12:33:05

Bunty we need pictures!!

Happy birthday floss!

Ds1 is still struggling, he fell asleep at 10.30am as he's been up most of the night coughing, at least he is resting if he is sleeping!

Tugstonia Tue 04-Feb-14 16:26:04

lolli i hope your DS is ok now?

glorious how are you? how was your night? Hope things are improving sleep-wise flowers Yay on E saying cat!

Happy birthday floss!

Got to see the gruffalo cake bunty! I had a meltdown over making a relatively simple chocolate cake for DD's birthday so v impressed.

That's really tough happy sad Hope you've had a lovely day with your Ds

We're down to one bf a day now - just before bed. How many bfs are others doing? My boobs seem to be coping ok so far.

Pascha Tue 04-Feb-14 17:22:51

Four three. Early morning in bed, twice once in the day when its quiet and just before bed feeding to sleep.

Pascha Tue 04-Feb-14 17:42:42

Aaggghhh - I've just spotted two upper molars in Dan's mouth! No wonder he's been a whingy bugger this last week or so. I put it down to the cold he had!

2 feeds in the day (morning and evening) and countles hours of sucking through the night! Don't think he's taking much milk over night though.

pascha shock at molars already! I've barely recovered from his front teeth!

Going to have to have words with nursery again tomorrow. They have ds kiwi fruit today even though they have been asked not to as I am intolerant and DS had a mild reaction when I tried him on it. Grr.

CreepyCrawly Tue 04-Feb-14 19:01:02

I lost you all!

We're down to the one feed before bed, and once in the night but that's not every night. She's started taking one step at a time but is a whizz with her trolley now. The blocks are taken thrown out and put thrown back in 100+ times a day.

Hope all the poorly babies, and older LOs, are better soon.

thanks for you happy

CreepyCrawly Tue 04-Feb-14 19:06:20

Also happy belated birthday wishes!!

Angielka Tue 04-Feb-14 19:57:14

We're down to one feed a night too. I thought it was going to be tricky, but think my supply's quite low now, and Molly's fine with a cuddle and a sippy cup of milk. Travelling with work next week so that might be it for bf since I left my breast pump in the hotel room last time and they didn't reply to my email asking for it to be returned blush buggers

lolli hope DS1 is ok thanks

that sounds so rough happy hope you get a break, chance to rant and shout and some wine

pascha we have the edge of an upper molar on one side and another molar poking through the opposite side on the bottom so seems Molly's getting 2, if not 4 at once again. Lots of clinging here too when she sees me, although on her own at nursery she's absolutely fine!

Photo bunty!

Happy birthday floss!!

Angielka Tue 04-Feb-14 19:59:26

Oh and cupcakes - give them a hard time. DD1 is allergic to kiwi and it's a new thing. I'm sure if her body had been better protected from highly allergenic food she would have had a better chance of not developing further allergies.

Glorious egg allergy is rubbish, but there are some good vegan cake recipes. Google has been my friend in that respect these last 3 years...

Lora1982 Tue 04-Feb-14 20:37:06

What a shocker of a week. Hes been refusing sleep til gone 11 but I think weve got that back on track again touch wood hes got two top molars one either side and a new front one so thats ten already! How many do they get? Yestsrday was horrendous he puked his dinner and bottle everywhere I had to swap rugs and deep clean.

Pissed off with dp he starts drinking at 5 which renders him useless at night time help im sick and tired of telling him I need him to help. One time he helped last week I gave up at ten and 5 minutes into his turn I heard "oh ffs" then he was willing to just sit him infront of a two hr youtube video of in the fukin night garden!!! I went down again at 11 and he fell straight sleep in his cot. Im still fuming I really dont know what more I can do to get through to him about being a tit.

lora "d"p sounds like a shit! Get him sorted!

I will post pics!

We're down to two generally very short feeds, one on wakening and one last thing at night. A bit sad, actually, would have quite liked a boob monster. <weird>

God, lots of teeth going about! We only have three! One more looks imminent, but it has looked that way for the past two months!

Struggling to keep up what with work and feeling fluey sad

Happy birthday to Floss and any other babies I've missed cake

Hugs to all the poorly babies sad Glorious is she teething again?

Congrats to all the little talkers and walkers! We had some tentative first staggers steps tonight! Very exciting.

Sorry DP is being rubbish Lora sad You could post on the Relationships board? (Tho I expect you know what they'll say there sad)

Haven't bfed for a few days now. He's slept through a few nights in a row (tho still been up for the day at 5ish angry), and I haven't bfed him in the mornings as he was biting me every single morning, hard, with a big grin on his face angry.

CreepyCrawly Tue 04-Feb-14 21:27:57

Good luck with the cake bunty! I recreated my first birthday cake for Nancy, which was a boot. I stressed about it loads but it turned out pretty great, even if I do say so myself.

Does he drink every night lora? I don't know what to suggest though because my DH is a bit shit sometimes, although he is improving gradually now that he's in charge when I'm working.

Yay on the steps meringue! Hope you feel better soon

Pascha Tue 04-Feb-14 21:53:04

Oh dear. I get someone else to make all the childrens birthday cakes because I have the artistic ability of a turnip with slightly fewer hands...

Lora your dp is a twunt. I have complete sympathy for you.

baby teeth order of appearance nice and clear info

glorious Wed 05-Feb-14 16:02:37

pascha Gruffalo kisses sound so lovely! We got the book for birthday too so will see if E does it too...

tugs thanks, not quite as dreadful though still bad. I'm getting more sleep as I'm feeding lying down again so can at least drift off when she has a mammoth go. Morning, 610-730 continuously (including in bath!) and too many times to count in the night here. meringue she may be teething, she's pushing them through at an alarming rate.

angielka if there are any particular recipes you'd recommend I'd be grateful as my attempts haven't been entirely successful!

sad thanks for lora

Pascha Wed 05-Feb-14 17:21:33

We've got a Gruffalo touch and feel book from somewhere with a furry gruffalo tummy and it asks them to be brave enough to kiss the Gruffalo so thats where he got it from.

Glorious that's exactly what my LO does when he is teething.

glorious Wed 05-Feb-14 17:27:23

Awh we just have the ordinary book I think.

meringue she's just dropped the lunchtime feed as she's at the childminder and won't take expressed milk so that's part of her evening feeding I think. But perhaps more teeth - 6 in as many weeks already!

salt1 Wed 05-Feb-14 18:07:10

hello all

thank you for floss's birthday wishes. think she had a good day was at nursery and teething so not on brilliant form but nursery made a fuss of her.

i am impressed with those making the birthday cakes. floss will be having one from tescos at her party on sat.

Pascha Wed 05-Feb-14 18:20:15

heehee Daniel waited for DH to get home then, as soon as he picked him up, did the most enormous poo necessitating a full strip and dunk in the bath grin. I and DS1 are sitting downstairs eating the bread pudding he brought home from MIL and I'm drinking coffee while DH sorts him out gringringrin

salt1 Wed 05-Feb-14 18:21:26

floss pukes when teething too lora it is hideous x

God knows what I'll do the next time if I stop bf in the meantime and there's no milk left :O

Hi all

lora thats crap from 'd'p. Its all hard enough without having to deal with a giant toddler too sad

bunty cakes come from tescos here by request after i made one for dd1 which was awful blush

Re bf we are down to just before before bed. Ivy seens ok with that but tgen latches on like a little addict at bedtime smile

Lostbobbles Wed 05-Feb-14 22:24:25

Happy bit belated Birthday MiniSalt

salt1 Thu 06-Feb-14 04:22:22

for those who have reduced/ stopped bf how did u do it

Pascha Thu 06-Feb-14 08:01:50

<hides still once-every-couple-of-days-bfing 3yr old behind the sofa>

Salt we were mixing anyway so slightly different situation, but basically just distracted with activity, sippy cup or food.

lollipoppi Thu 06-Feb-14 09:52:09

grin Pascha what a lovely welcome home for daddy pascha

Lora sorry your DP is being an idiot hmm

Thanks for all the wishes, ds1 is a bit better after some steroids and copious amounts of inhalers glad we managed to avoid hospital again!

DD is fast asleep after being up most of the night with teething, I'm sacking off baby splash today and sitting in my arse having a brew instead smile

mrsbug Thu 06-Feb-14 10:58:19

Aargh dd bit my nipples this morning! I am on my period and don't seem to have much milk so I wonder if she was getting frustrated? She was evicted from the boob for her efforts.

Lolli glad your ds is better.

Lora how are things with dp? Sounds like he needs a kick up the backside

salt I would REALLY like to know the answer to that question! We battled to drop the afternoon feed - we had a few days with DS screaming and clawing at me because he could smell the milk (but was happy as anything if I left him with DH / my mum). Once the milk dried up he was fine and we had a few days of only BFing morning and evening and all night. Then I got a blocked milk duct and the only thing I could really think to do was keep latching him on to clear it. It worked, but we're now back to square one! I think I really, really need to break this sleep / feed cycle. I struggle to drop feeds because he wants to feed to sleep. I can't get him to self settle because he wants the milk! Nightmare.

Lora sorry about your OH. Sorry if it's not my place but is he drinking a lot?

DS has worked out how to get his hands behind the cupboard catches in the kitchen. hmm

mrsbug Thu 06-Feb-14 11:36:32

Cupcakes is there any way your dh or your mum can take him at the time he has his afternoon feed for a few days in a row, so your supply will go back down? You could pump a tiny bit to make sure you don't get blocked ducts again.

glorious Thu 06-Feb-14 13:08:43

cupcakes on self settling I kept E awake on her bedtime feed by reading to her and then put her down awake. So rather than reducing the feed I stopped her from sleeping. The first time she was a bit annoyed but after that she's been fine. It hasn't helped though, except she settles more quickly.

The cake has been started! shock

The off cuts taste amazing

Bunty you're making me want to eat cake now! I've put a picture of DS' cake on my profile just in case you need inspiration. It's not brilliant, but he seemed to like it.

Mrsbug unfortunately my DH works full time (and often weekends) and my mum is recovering from knee surgery so can't really manage DS on her own at the moment. The first time I dropped the feed I managed with a combination of sheer will-power and timing it so that DH could be home and / or mum could take him for ten minutes to calm him down. I did manage to not feed him this afternoon, but he got so worked up he wouldn't nap. He was so tired this evening he fell asleep on DH without having his feed so DH put him in his cot and he's still there so far. Oddly my boobs don't feel full like they did last time I cut out the afternoon feed so perhaps he hasn't re-established the supply as much as I had thought.

DS had his immunisations this afternoon. I was a nervous wreck but when the time came he barely flinched! Fingers crossed he doesn't get a reaction. I've got about a week before it's likely to happen, haven't I?

Pascha Thu 06-Feb-14 21:11:50

I want cake now envy yours looks great, Cupcakes

Dan was a bit grotty 7 days after which lasted 2 or 3 days. Perked uo after that.

Looks fab cupcakes!

It's done. Will see if I can put it on my profile

newbie6 Thu 06-Feb-14 22:27:59

Your cake looks great cupcakes! My wee one reacted about a week after his vaccinations but was just out of sorts for about 2 days and then back to normal so hope your wee one is fine too x

Lora1982 Thu 06-Feb-14 22:38:18

Feel like asking dp to go to his mums. Im sick of him complaining and not helping. Today we were all ill squitz and sick. Except he came back from work early and stayed in bed. He said but im il!... yes twat I am too but I still have to do everything without any help. Last straw I put dexter bed for the millionth time and he was crying in his cot. D fukin p went loo and straight back bed ignoring him. I could handle doing it all myself if he wasnt here. Its the doing it all myself while he sits around on his pc or goes bed thats sending me into a fruit loop. Im really on the edge and I dont know what to do

lora I'd send him, even if it's just to get some space to figure things out. That would drive me mad, too.

Cake for those who're interested!

Lostbobbles Fri 07-Feb-14 12:22:59
Lostbobbles Fri 07-Feb-14 12:45:50

Wow Bunty cake looks amazing, well done you!grin

Lora, sorry DH is being such a prick. But will his mum just wait on him? If so it will prob be like a little holiday for him. angryangry. My DH is generally very good but can get wrapped up in his little world sometimes, but I just ask order now. Do you spend anytime just the two of you? Maybe you could go out for dinner and have a talk away from home about what you need from him etc etc.

Hope things get better for you, my DH and I went through a horrible time after DD1 but managed to work through it.

Good news here, DH has new job in the UK yippee no Far East for now gringrin

Been looking at nurseries for DD2, don't want her to start until Jan 15 but places get booked up. Hopefully she will go to DD1 school nursery in 2016 but want her to start going two days a week to get her used to the concept.

Off out to dinner with mum friends tonight, although not feeling great. --will obviously just have to drink more vino for medicinal purposes--wink

Thanks lost, and fab news on DH new job!

DS starts reception in Sept 2015. That seems so, so close.

Pascha Fri 07-Feb-14 16:31:08

Daniel keeps scuttling behind the sofa arm and sticking his head round the corner waiting for me to shout peepo! grin They are so cute at this age.

Brilliant news for MrLost Congratulations on the job.

DS1 also starts school in Sept 2015. Scary isn't it?

pascha thats so cute. They are funny at this age. Ivy has started doing a funny dance when the others put music on. Dp likes to make her look for her beloved bunny just because she does as shes told and goes off to get it! smile

Well done on the new job mrlost

lora sorry your having such a hard time. i don't know what to suggest but flowers

Nevermind reception in 2015..ds1"will be going up to secondary school eeeeeek!!!

Ivy has now decided no one can feed her. She gets quite annoyed when i try to spoon feed her so something gets in. Am giving her a spoon and trying to sneak food in when shes not looking. Shes getting better at it though...think some actuallywent in earlier grin

Right off to look at that cake...

Wow bunty. Thats gorgous Well done!

happyhow Fri 07-Feb-14 23:06:00

That cake is brilliant, bunty!

Don't really know what to suggest either, Lora, but not sure I could've put up with that for this long.

Well done Mr Lost!

Hubby in Edinburgh for the weekend. His best man is over from America so he's spending tonight and Sunday with him and has hospitality at the rugby tomorrow with work. Wish I could've been there too but just me and B Bob til Sun.

I can hear banging from Bailey's room - god knows what he is up to...

Aw cute my son does that too Pascha! He loves hiding though keeps getting stuck under the bed.

Apples he has only just learned to give the spoon back after each mouthful, rather than throw it on the floor. I think they must have taught him this at nursery. Muggins here just sat down for each meal with a collection of about ten spoons.

Yesterday he had homemade pizza and each piece I gave him, he peeled the topping off, ate it, then threw the base in the floor hmm.

meringue same here! DS only gained spoon manners after starting nursery.

Bunty the cake is amazing! Can I book you to do DS' next year?

DH asked me to me to make some chocolate chip cookies today. I was happy to oblige, until I went to the baking cupboard to discover that somebody has eaten all of the chocolate chips. Since DS can't reach the cupboard, and I know it wasn't me, that only leaves one suspect. Surely he must have realised this would be an issue when he asked me to make the cookies? hmm

DS is currently playing with a mop. He cries if I try to take it away from him, but is currently stuck in the doorway.

CreepyCrawly Sat 08-Feb-14 12:05:53

My child cannot yet walk, but she can 'scoot' using her wooden trolley thingy hmm

Your cake looks great bunty! Well done.

Congratulations mr lost!

cupcakes, your whole post made me laugh. Bet DH was thinking 'shit shit shit' as soon as the words came out grin

Off to a party today, and another party tomorrow.

Thanks everyone! T-minus three hours. Everything is done I can do for now. I have 15 mins to set up when we get there. hmm

apples I love a wee jigger! How cute!

Dan sounds so cute, pascha! I don't think there's an age I've met that's not cute so far, but every time they do something new, I'm all "OMG this age is BRILLIANT!"

C likes to pick the filling out of sandwiches then horse the rest to the floor, meringue - lovely children wink

Haha, sure cupcakes might have to be a gruffalo, though, so get reading those books so he develops the love! Silly DH, doesn't he know? There's no such thing as a gruffalo cookies without choc chips.

Enjoy the parties, creepy!

Angielka Sat 08-Feb-14 12:47:05

No chance to catch up on the thread but just a quick post to say glorious cupcakes made with this recipe are in the oven now (cooking time will be 20-30 mins):

Egg and dairy free carrot and banana cake
2 cups of flour

2 cups of grated carrots

1/2 cup golden raisins

1 tsp of baking soda
Mix all of the above in a big bowl.
2 big ripe bananas- peel, mash and beat until fluffy

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup to 1 cup of brown sugar
In another big bowl, mix them well.
Preheat the oven to 175C. Meanwhile fold the wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly but not hard.
Add some rice milk and combine again if the batter is too tight. Pour this mixture into a big round buttered cake pan. Bake the cake for about 30 to 45 minutes.

I made DD1's first birthday cake with it, and it's an easy safe recipe I keep going back to grin

glorious Sun 09-Feb-14 09:19:40

angielka those look great, thanks! Will give them a go.

I can attest that Daniel is indeed cute smile

lost great about DH's job.

We went to a wedding yesterday, E was dancing along and features in a lot of photos!

lollipoppi Sun 09-Feb-14 11:25:41

Bunty your cake looks fab!
Lost great news in DH job that must be such a relief!

How's things with DP lora?

Not a great start to my wkend yday ended up in hospital, I have a blood clot in my lung confused DP has got to inject me today he is really looking forward to it
I'm in so much pain, got to go back in on Tuesday for a scan
God knows how I'm going to look after the children tomorrow on my own it hurts to breath hmm

Pascha Sun 09-Feb-14 11:44:39

Oh gosh Lolli how scary! PEs are nasty things to get. I hope DP is looking after you properly. Any way you can get someone to help with the children this week?

Pascha Sun 09-Feb-14 11:50:57

That recipe looks very good Ang I might give it a go even though we are all ok with egg. Is that american cup measurements?

Glorious I bet Ellen was the star of the show!

Daniel took a first faltering couple of steps towards daddy this morning, then promptly sat back down and stayed down. He's got green gunk coming out of one ear, think I will have to take him to the docs tomorrow.

Angielka Sun 09-Feb-14 14:36:29

Those cakes look great cupcakes and bunty. We seem to be on a bit of a theme wink

I have to say glorious and pascha that I really like the cake that results from that recipe, and it's so easy. I usually use recipes with weighed-out ingredients but that one I use some cup measurements I have (I guess they are US pascha yes) and as long as the proportions are right, it always seems to turn out pretty well. I'm not very exact...

lora how are things with DH? lost that must be such a relief for you - well done on DH's new job! DH and I had a bit of a heart to heart this weekend. Sometimes things need to be put out there and sorted out. Feel much better for it.

apple Molly will go and look for 'doudou' if you ask her too! Have to admit, I do it for fun all the time sometimes.

Nursery is great for some things meringue Molly has started climbing on everything but just as I thought she was going to fall off our bed this morning, she turned herself round, swung her leg over and slid down backwards. Must be nursery that's shown her that.

Sorry for epic post but must also share this vegan recipe for brownies. It's pretty good too grin

Angielka Sun 09-Feb-14 14:37:52

Oh and I meant to say I'm super nosy interested in seeing our babies now they're one. Will put up a pic of Molly I've just taken. Anyone else?

glorious Sun 09-Feb-14 15:02:08

Oh yum I would love a brownie to make up for the sticky toffee pudding I passed on yesterday. On the way back to London atm and have a job application to finish when back but I may have to fit some brownie making in!

I made brownies yesterday using nutella. Yum.

Picture of DS uploaded as per Angielka's request! Looking forward to seeing all the babies.

Lolli how are you feeling? My mum had one of those years ago and was very, very poorly.

Pascha congrats on the walking!

DS has learned how to go downstairs on his own (with my supervision!) and all we've been doing all day is going up and down the stairs. Between that and yesterday's mop fiasco I've got nothing done and I'm exhausted!

DH is blaming the supermarket delivery people for our lack of chocolate chips. hmm

lollipoppi Mon 10-Feb-14 09:14:59

Mnnn all this chocolate talk is making my mouth water!

Well done dan on the steps!

Mum stepped in yesterday and took the kids.
Luckily she works for me and DP so instead of her working today she is looking after the children
I'm feeling very lost without them!

Pascha Mon 10-Feb-14 10:49:02

Oh but you have some peace and quiet now and you can look forward to seeing the children later which will be really lovely after a nice restful day. The last thing you need is to keep going until you collapse with exhaustion. Good for your mum.

I have been inspired to bake so chocolate chips (amongst all the other ingredients above) have been added to tomorrow's online shopping order the chocolate chips may not make it to the cookies here either

Just uploaded a hastily taken picture from his pushchair this morning. Waiting eagerly now to see other babies/toddlers.

Pascha Mon 10-Feb-14 10:51:11

Oh yes. Lovely banana flavour antibiotics prescribed for his gunky ear which may or may have a perforated eardrum, we can't tell until the earsnot clears up.

CreepyCrawly Mon 10-Feb-14 11:57:29

I can never get my photos on the right way, so Nancy is sideways. Taken about 10 minutes ago. So lovely seeing everyone's babies as they grow smile

lolli hope you get plenty of rest today and pascha I hope Dan is better soon.

Mmm brownies and cookies. I'm making do with Nutella sandwiches for now.

We might venture in to town this afternoon and get Nancy some shoes. She's starting to look deprived now grin

lollipoppi Mon 10-Feb-14 12:56:15

I've updated with a picture!
Love seeing all the babies growing up! Angelka I can't see yours I think it's private?

happyhow Mon 10-Feb-14 16:06:53

I'm currently doing some depressing marking. �� me now!!!

Hope Dan is better soon Pascha.

Loving the recipes. I'm going to bake tonight! and try not to eat it all to make up for the marking...

happyhow Mon 10-Feb-14 16:07:31

That was supposed to have a little pic of a gun so that someone can shoot me... Forgot they don't work!

I think i have updated pic! hmm

pascha Dan looks lovely and toastythere! Hope he is feeling better soon.

Eveyones babies are growing up so quick, its lovely to see them.

lolli hope you are resting. Sending flowers

creepy mine are always sideways too. No idea why!

Pascha Mon 10-Feb-14 17:16:08

Mine always come out sideways if I take it from my phone upright and then upload it straight away. It comes out the right way round if I take a sideways picture instead. Does that make any sense? confused

Tugstonia Mon 10-Feb-14 17:21:28

Hi all

Lolli hope you're feeling better, sounds scary flowers

All the babies are soooooo cute! Have uploaded pic of mine on her b'day smile

I want chocolate chip cookiesssssss... and brownies... <drools>

mrsbug Mon 10-Feb-14 20:03:38

Lolli I hope you are feeling better, glad you are getting some rest.
Well done Dan on the walking!
Dd has started saying 'Gen' (again), brum for car, and she does the baby sign for duck. Today she has a gammy eye, hope they let her go to nursery with it tomorrow.

Today I finally bought a new car seat, she is so squished in her baby one but dp and I have been debating which one to get I won

glorious Mon 10-Feb-14 20:41:03

Oh look at all the babies, so lovely to see their personalities shining through. And all the hair! I've uploaded a couple of action shots (playing with toy kitchen / eating babyccino).

lolli hope you're much better, horrible thing to happen.

Birdies Mon 10-Feb-14 20:51:46

Haven't posted for a while (well, a while for me). It's much harder catching up if you don't read things everyday! Lovely to see everyone's photos, what a sweet bunch of babies.

I've been referred for my heart jumping about but I think it's probably a combination of stress and hormones and it's not as bad since I stopped bf. Went cold turkey and had a week of rock hard really sore boobs but now they've settled down again. Feel a bit sad that I've stopped but at the same time a bit more free (I think someone else said that earlier in the thread too).

lolli how are you feeling?

newbie6 Mon 10-Feb-14 21:16:57

Just uploaded a photo but it's on its side too, no idea how to sort! All the babies are soooo cute! X

lollipoppi Mon 10-Feb-14 21:19:21

Love all the babies, and so nice to put little faces to names!

Birdies hope your referral goes ok!

Been in a lot of pain today despite tramodol, and had to do my own injection which took me about 30 mins just to pluck up the balls to stick it in!
I've got an MRI scan tomorrow at 9am so hopefully will have some more answers by tomorroe night
Missing my babies terribly, it's the first time I've not seen Darcie for more than a day hmm

Lostbobbles Mon 10-Feb-14 21:58:48

Just trying to catch up

Lolli hope you get well quickly, sounds horrible xthanks

Pascha, well done Dan on steps but sorry to hear he is poorly and wish him speedy recovery as-well

My DD1 has double ear infection, thought she was faking to get out of tennis, managed to get emergency Dr appoint on way home and had terrible mother guilt, when Dr winced when looking in the ear that doesn't hurt shock.

Will try get on laptop tom and put updated pic up, looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous babies toddlers

All the baking posts are making me salivate, I'm supposed to watching what I eat not happening now I'm not bf and since my 30 day shred effort has so far consisted on me doing it approx 4 2 times in a fortnight.

DD2 has started trying to walk backwards!

Ughh period turned up sad feel horrid and hormone related anxiety suddenly sky high. Still Ivy is 13 months so have got away withour it for a long time..yay bf! Still feel like shit though

Hope allthe poorly babies and lolli aredoing better today. Sorry for me me me post..hate anxiety hate it hate it sad

Birdies Tue 11-Feb-14 13:12:55

apple poor you it is horrible and I've only just started getting it, seemingly out of nowhere but I think it's hormone related too. Hope you can have a nice relaxing day.

lolli how are you doing today?

lost hope your DD feels better soon.

newbie cute photo! Must be more people to put photos up? Starting to think I would recognise our babies now if I saw them! I've just added a recent photo of X (I think).

fourlegstwolegs Tue 11-Feb-14 14:28:23

I have very exciting news: Felix is WALKING! It's very sweet. He walks with his legs really far apart and with his arms stuck up in the air. However when I put his outdoor onesie on he tends to fall over and can't get his arms out in front as the suit is bulky - there have been some nasty face planting falls and I don't know what to do about it sad

Lora how are things with DP? Sounds like he need a reality check. Have a serious chat with him.

lollipoppi Tue 11-Feb-14 17:46:29

Oh apple, anxiety is not good, any help you can get for it? Tablets ect?

Well done Felix on walking!

Had my scan today, injections are working and blood clot is dispersing, still in a lot of pain, but my babies are home now I've missed them so much!
Couldn't have come at a worse time, it's valentines week, and we own a florist!

lolli sounds like good news, hope pain subdides soon.

I have been offered ADs in the past as anxiety (for no apparent reason) nearly led to a total breakdown when dd1 was a baby but i never took them. Have tried cbt which helps but fail to keep up techniques Hoping if i go easy on myself i will feel better soon. If not its back to the dr. Parents evening tomorrow so hoping i feel better by then so i can at least pretend to be a useful grown up hmm

Yay Felix on the walking.

Apple take care of yourself - you too Lolli and anybody else not 100%

Well done Felix!

Tonight was my first night of putting DS to bed since dropping the evening breast feed. Total disaster. DH has had him asleep within 20 minutes for the past week. I rocked him, soothed him, sang to him, ANYTHING for an hour whilst he screamed hysterically, then threw up everywhere. So I BF'd him and he was asleep within 5 minutes. DH is NOT going to be impressed. I'm still going to be BF'ing DS when he 6 years old, aren't I? <sob>

Pascha Tue 11-Feb-14 21:08:17

No you won't Cupcakes he will get the hang of bedtime without boobs, promise. If you persevere, maybe feed him downstairs away from the bedroom slightly earlier for a bit before changing to a cup, take the association right away, you can do it! Ds1 is only 3.5 and he's not even feeding every day anymore confusedwink. You'll definitely be done by 6...

Fantastic walking Felix! We're only at odd sideways single steps yet. Getting there slowly but surely.

Lolli glad the clot is going. Get well soon.

Off to nose at new photos now...

cupcakes i would second pascha. Ivy has bf just before bed but when i want to stop i will change from story, bf, bed to bf, story, bed then she will get used to going to bed straight after story so breaking the assosiation Actually ignore me pascha put it better blush

pascha Dan will soon be whizzing about, love the sideways steps tho!

Birdies Tue 11-Feb-14 21:30:21

cupcakes do you feed him something just before bed and give him a drink too? Just wondering if it's hunger more than comfort. Although I guess it can't be if DH has got him to sleep. How about wearing one of DH's tops to remove the smell of milk?!

glorious Tue 11-Feb-14 22:46:18

lolli glad that it's improving though sorry you're in so much pain.

Go Felix! Ellen stood for 7 seconds unsupported today and is walking with barely a finger to hold so I suspect she won't be long. But who knows, there's no predicting these babies!

On a less positive note she has just thrown up all over my bed (I have the cot sidecarred again having given up on sleep improving tactics). Very clever of her not to get it on her side at all. Though she did then put her head down in it [boak]. There goes my quiet morning to do another promotion application and some prep for a meeting on Thursday as obviously I won't be sending her to the childminder. And come to think of it if it is indeed a bug as I fear (could have just been brought on by coughing so not sure yet) then Thursday is probably off too sad.

Lora1982 Wed 12-Feb-14 10:01:19

Lolli oh my god. I didnt Even know a clot on your lung could exist. I hope the painkillers are working for you!

I think dos had his much needed reality check. I stood my ground n made sure he knew he had to help esp when im at work the next day
. Dexter did me proud by giving him two very shit night shifts including a 3am wake up.

Off to a play place today, he loves it there. Going to try swimming or a tumble tots rip off next week.

Bit worried cos he's been off his food... He's got enough weight on him though. Seems to almost gag when we give him things I dont know if having diarrhoea has put him off food for a while?

Yay got throug parents evening! Anxiety settling down a bit now..have even managed to eat! Think its just been so long all the hormones etc was a shock! Even better all dcs are doing well, thoughi strongly suspect they are teaching different kids!!

lora well done on standing your ground with dp and well done dexter toi!!

Think sometimes after an uoset stomach they can go off their food a bit but have niticed that Ivy is sometimes not interested in food because she would rather just be runningaround mind you sheshuge so a missed meal is not a problem

Lora1982 Wed 12-Feb-14 19:49:47

Two whole stone!!! Im thinking he wont suffer missing out on food either. Although I get scared he'll wake up hungry.

glorious Thu 13-Feb-14 09:18:54

apples I'm glad you're feeling slightly better and well done to your DCs smile thanks

lolli how are you?

It's very quiet on here...

E has had a high fever (40.9!) and been miserable but not sure why. GP could see very sore ears and throat so could be that but if it doesn't come down I've got a cunning device to collect a urine sample in her nappy. Fun.

Pascha Thu 13-Feb-14 09:33:36

sad poor E. Hope she feels better soon. Dan's ear is now dry and crusty instead of manky and ooozy. He never seemed unwell in himself and temp normal so poor Ellen is worse than him.

Lora is Dexter 2 stone? Wowee. The appetite does start to diminish after 12 months anyway as their growth rate slows right down. I think its much more brain development for the next few months. Glad you sorted out your DP. Hope he keeps it up.

No swimming this morning due to manky ear so I have been passing the time ordering a new menstrual cup as I managed to flush mine down the loo last night confused. Nice easy morning for us.

CreepyCrawly Thu 13-Feb-14 13:20:48

Ear infections are the work of the devil, hope all babies are better soon. And you too, lolli.

Pleased to hear DP is pulling his weight lora.

Also pleased you're feeling better apples. It just comes on all of a sudden doesn't it?

We finally have power after 13 hours without! So had no internet, no phone, no heating, no hot water and, worse of all, no hair straighteners! I had to go to Clarks with curly hair! Got some really cute little shoes though so she can stop looking deprived at rhyme time.

Just checking in. Glad things are getting better, lora and lolli, and hope Ellen and Dan feel much better soon.

My first week back in the office is going ok, my old boss just heard he's been offered management of a new area moving up, and wants me to come over to his new team - thrilled!

I also have cake, which I'm going to have with a cuppa at three. Going to try, again, to put a pic of Cameron up.

Ah ha! It worked! It's from just before Christmas, don't have any good recent ones as I've just synced my iphone - had 11gb of pics!

Lora1982 Thu 13-Feb-14 18:44:06

Very mischievous eyes in that photo bunty.... good luck with that one!!

I'll try put a new one up of fatty.

She's a monster, lora.

She climbed on to the shelves at nursery, lay down and pretended to sleep.

What kind of a freak child does that?!

newbie6 Thu 13-Feb-14 20:44:21

Hi everyone,

Hope all the sore ears go away soon! My LO has been snotty for what seems like months now, nursery told me it's totally normal for the first 2 years! He is nearly 2 stone but doesn't look chubby as he is tall but I'm knackered carrying him around! He also seems a bit fussy with food, sometimes he will eat, other times he flatly refuses and he is still having loads of whole milk so I'm wondering if I'm maybe letting him have too much milk? Does anyone else still give them their milk in a bottle or are you all using cups? I think I'm rubbish!!

X

happyhow Thu 13-Feb-14 21:07:15

B is so dinky compared to the others! He's only 21lbs! and he's short. He wasn't supposed to get my genes on that one... Will try and get a photo up

He is also constantly snotty like the others. We don't seem to get much let up. He's also incredibly clingy just now but think that's from his jabs. How long did it take other babies to settle?

Glad your first week went well Bunty.

Also glad that the ear infections are clearing up. smile

We're off to Pitlochry tomorrow for a long weekend. Hubby is 30 next fri but I've got half term this weekend. Just hoping there's not more snow... It's just about the worst road in Scotland if the weather is bad... shock

Hope the sore ears get better soon

Hope you get well soon too Lolli

Glad you are feeling better Apples I am halfway through my second course of CBT on IAPT it's doing me the world of good. Didn't even realise til you said it that anxiety could be hormone related but my periods are horrendous so that makes sense. And they came back at six months!!

Love all the pics of babies. Can't make it work just now for some reason, annoying!

Newbie we still have lots of bottles, though he doesn't usually finish them. He has fewer on a weekend I just worry about sending him to nursery without in case he wants milk. When he moves up to toddler room I think I'll stop sending them.

Lora he probably is just getting over his wee bug. My LO goes right off his food when he's not well, either sick or fluey.

Lostbobbles Thu 13-Feb-14 21:40:00

Finally made it onto laptop remembered, have put updated mug shot up. Loved looking at all the new pics, but it still shocks me how fast the time goes.

Lolli good news re clot, hope pain eases pisses off
Apples also nice to read you are feeling more positive

Wish all poorly babies well

DD1 back to school tomorrow, seems bit pointless as only one day left until half term but I need the respite despite managing to palm her off on mil for most of today

Some good came of her being at home, had the Speech T in to assess her. She has a mild lisp and with some exercises may improve, going to reassess in few months time.

Facepalm moment with the ST though. She was putting on her boots to leave and I looked at them and thought to myself, they look like my boots, quickly snuck and looked in shoe cupboard and sure I clocked mine so just thought we must have same pair. Then I get a text l saying she must have left with my boots and mine must be a smaller size, so off to the shoe cupboard and her boots are in there but are completely different!! To be fair I did put them away but they look like another pair i have honestly i'm not a shoe thief

Oh and later I managed to lose my car! brain

Jabs tomorrow sad, my baby is going to hate me!

lost how didyou lose your car?!!

meringue i did cbt through IAPT ages ago but am wondering about another go just for support? The lasy day or so has been hard! I only made the connection a few years ago when i suddenky noticed i would suddenly be really anxious for no reason. Think having such a long break fron it all made it worse.

bunty

posted too soon!

bunty that made me laugh! Shes gonna be fun smile

Lostbobbles Fri 14-Feb-14 11:49:34

Apple hope CBT helps thanks

Re car, well I drove to Costco parked and then realised I left my purse at home, drove home and back again, did shopping came out and then couldn't find my car where I parked it! For ten minutes, I walked up and down every aisle in the section of the car park where I parked. Slight panic called my DH, who said don't be so stupid it has to be there, so walked again and then it suddenly dawned on me that I was looking where I parked car the first time!!!! yes I am that dumb. Was crying with laughter.

Creepy power situ not good! feel so sad for all the people affected by floods, truly horrific.

glorious Fri 14-Feb-14 12:07:01

Oh lost ! Yet another reason I don't drive!

apples sounds like it's got to be worth a try.

I'm sad because E is still ill and don't know why. I've managed to get a urine sample which is a start.

And I've been sent an email by hr offering me a promotion I applied for which seems to have been sent in error. For the second time sad Line manager, start date, everything. But not my job apparently.

glorious Fri 14-Feb-14 13:41:38

Should clarify, am on a list of people who were good but not quite good enough at interview so they appoint from that list when more jobs come up. First offer was in July. Gutting. The list expires in March.

Lostbobbles Fri 14-Feb-14 17:40:03

How crap is that Glorious! Very unprofessional mistake.

Wish E better x

L survived jabs, bless her three in one go is horrid.

glorious Fri 14-Feb-14 17:53:57

I suppose I should be grateful it's even a possibility, and I am really, but right now I'm just upset. Once was annoying, twice is just ridiculous.

sad to jabs. Got E's planned for next week presuming this fever ever goes.

mrsbug Fri 14-Feb-14 19:52:15

Hi all, not been posting much in the week as I am getting home from work and going to bed shock

Dd has had a cold and conjunctivitis and has given both to me. We're both cranky as a result.

Tonight dp is making me a special valentine's day meal. I am putting dd to bed and can smell chocolate... Exciting!

mrsbug Fri 14-Feb-14 19:54:14

Ps hope everyone is ok in this weather. The car park at work flooded today but apart from that we're ok - it's times like this I'm glad we live in a first floor flat

lollipoppi Sat 15-Feb-14 12:54:59

Just catching up after a very busy valentines week at the shop!
Still in pain but that's my own fault for working and not resting

Ouch to all the ear infections, they are truly awful hope the babies are better soon

Lost that made me laugh about your car! You should change your name to lostcar ...... confused To how unfunny I am

Glorious that's very unprofessional and upsetting for you

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, were off to cheshire oaks tomorrow to treat ourselves and the kiddys for the first time in ages!

Lostbobbles Sat 15-Feb-14 15:09:56

Injections are shit, DD2 currently rocking a 39.4 temp, I just said do you want to go to sleep and she walked to the stairs! Bless her she's really not herself.

It's DH birthday today, yes maybe should of thought about injection timing a little better, but that's what happens when you only have one brain cell remaining! DD2 was going to stay at MIL but she is going to come here now and if any probs will just come home, I won't be late anyway as will have DD1 with us.

Enjoy your trip Lolli

Hope everyone else has good weekend

Hope everyone had a good Val day
Hope Ellen and miniLost feel better soon

Apples you may as well. In our area you can self refer to IAPT now, you just ring the GP to get the number. I self referred in September and got seen right away because with a baby under 1 you are prioritised. However the therapist then decided I was too difficult a case for her hmm so I got referred back into the system and didn't start til January! The therapist I am seeing now is top notch however so I suppose it was worth the wait.

LO has been practising walking so much this week. He's so cute it's killing me. He puts his hands out in front of him as if he's walking on ice or is blindfolded, and he is crouched over for balance. He can manage a metre or two before coming down. I am dying to get a video of it.

Hey stupid question here but does anyone give their child tap water to drink yet? We still boil the water and cool it for all his sippy cups, I've no idea if that's still necessary blush

Lora1982 Sat 15-Feb-14 21:30:40

We still boil it but if its still to hot by the time I want to give it him I top it up with the tap

For some reason everytime I post the thread gets deleted off my watch list.

No real news apart from I brim with pride everytime he proves he's got brain cells. Whats show me fukin show me and they were doing a jumping thing imitating volcanos. So now if I say erupt he'll crouch and jump up with his hands in the air.

Lora1982 Sat 15-Feb-14 21:31:22

Watched not whats....

meringue she has been on tap water in a cup since 8 months! Boiling it is far too much hassle smile Re IAPT i self referred last time and did a group cbt which did help especially as anything social tends to set me off! Am feeling mich better today thankfully, have even eaten properly today...yay!

lost hope hope mini lost feeling better. Ivy was a bit off after hers but soon perked up.

glorious hope Ellen is better now too.

Dp actually surprised me with diamond necklace smile

Lora1982 Sat 15-Feb-14 21:35:59

Ooh forgot to mention I found a mole on the curly bit of his ear... so I got worried and google said theyd start appearing soo, ive got a couple of moles so I calmed down a bit. Calmed down even more when it washed off in the bath that night blush

lora sorry but that made me laugh!

mrsbug Sat 15-Feb-14 22:02:04

Lora grin

I've been giving dd tap water since she was weaned she also drinks her bath water

Ok Pfb wake up call thanks guys smile

Pmsl Lora

Kudos to MrApples smile

Tugstonia Sun 16-Feb-14 09:20:52

morning all,

apples lucky you with the diamond necklace! smile Good job DP

Haha Lora!

Meringue I've been giving DD normal tap water since she was 6 months.

mrsbug hope you and DD get better soon.

Can I ask a question about periods pls ladies? Sorry if TMI. So I had first period in December, another one 28 days later, followed by spotting two days after that period ended. I then got more spotting a few days ago followed by very heavy and full-on period again, so that'll be only a 21 day cycle. Also had horrendous PMT and awful hormonal acne sad Has anyone else who's bfing had funny periods/spotting? I've read it can happen while hormones sort themselves out when reducing/stopping bf (I'm only doing one feed at bedtime now) but I've also read all sorts of scary horrible things about why bleeding between periods can happen and need reassurance! Going to see GP tomorrow about it anyway but thought I'd ask you lot first. Thanks smile

Tugstonia Sun 16-Feb-14 09:28:40

Forgot to say, glorious that is awful about your work, how utterly incompetent are they? So sorry. Hope E is on the mend too

happyhow Sun 16-Feb-14 20:17:12

B has been getting tap water since about 8 months old too. It's fine after 6 months I thought?!

Lora, loved your mole story!

I've only had 1 period since I got pregnant with B! It was totally normal for me though and I was still bf at the time. Got pregnant on the next cycle but now waiting for it after my MVA. sad I'm pretty much assuming I'm not going to be pregnant again this cycle.

We had a nice relaxing weekend away apart from the stomach bug B picked up at nursery and passed on to me and hubby... Think B and I are over it but hubby is still suffering. He's also spent half the weekend on the phone to work trying to sort out some problems - so much for "here's a surprise weekend away for your 30th so that you can escape from work, honey"...confused

Angielka Sun 16-Feb-14 20:28:00

Shocking glorious sad

Shockingly good Mr Apple!

Tugs got to admit that my period's been all over the place - but I blame the coil. Anyone else with a mirena? Non-stop spotting sad

It keeps refusing to upload my photo of Molly, but I'll give it another go. Lovely to see the other babies toddlers.

Meringue Molly's had filtered tap water since 6 months too but DD1 had colled boiled water until she was about 2

grin Lora grin

I seem to have given up bfing. Last time was ten days ago and Molly seems to have taken it in her stride. She's eating like mad at the mo though - more than her big sister. Hoping it's a growth spurt that comes to an end soon - the hunger is getting her up at 5.30 most mornings when she downs her milk in one [yawn]. She doesn't talk but makes herself perfectly understood. This morning we weren't getting breakfast fast enough for her and she walked up to her highchair and started shaking it. Then tottered into the kitchen and looked at her bowl on the side. That kid runs things round here...

mrsbug Sun 16-Feb-14 20:47:59

I went back on cerazette a couple of months ago but had lots of spotting and my mood felt quite low so I came off it again plus we're not DTD enough to make it worth it. Funny as I used to love it cos it stopped my periods altogether.

mrsbug Sun 16-Feb-14 20:49:37

I really don't fancy the coil and am too old for the regular pill so guess we have to rely on condoms for contraception now.

Birdies Sun 16-Feb-14 20:52:13

That made me laugh lora!

Quick reply to tugs - my periods were all over the place. I think they returned about 8 months in. Would start, then stop, then start again. Then not return for ages, then come back for a day etc etc. I also started to feel horribly hormonal and anxious. Stopped bf a couple of weeks ago and feel much much better. Am assuming my periods will return to normal now too. Anyway, so i think it's very normal (but hopefully gp can reassure you too).

meringue I think it's from 6 months that tap water is ok too. I doubt I needed to, but when I first gave it to X I just gave her a few sips first, just to make sure her tummy was fine with it. Then as soon as I knew she was fine I only gave her tap water.

Hope the poorly mums and babies are feeling better.

glorious Sun 16-Feb-14 22:08:00

E much better but has been sick again and now has a rash. As it was 3 days high fever then rash as soon as fever gone think it's roseola. One tiny bit of rash is non blanching so have spoken to out of hours but they're not worried unless she seems very unwell or has a fever again. These babies always have something going on to worry about don't they.

tugs no af here yet but I do know that your cycles can be odd at first as others have said.

lora my grandma did the opposite when i was about 7 and tried to scrub off one of my actual moles. it's at the tip of my finger and she wouldn't believe me!

Tap water here without a second thought at 6mo bad mummy, not pfb enough!

Tap water here too. Figured it was the least of our worries considering what else goes in his mouth!

Lora brilliant!

Impromptu day off today as DS is spotty! Hoping it's just a reaction to his jabs and not chicken pox. Had quite a tough weekend with him - very clingy and waking every 2 hours through the night. DH was away so I'm shattered! Will do just a little bit of decluttering then take it easy.

We lost 3 tiles off the roof on Friday. Think we got off lightly compared to some though.

CreepyCrawly Mon 17-Feb-14 14:35:55

No period here yet, it'll be 2 years in March..

Been giving tap water since about 8 months too.

That's so shit glorious sad Hope E is better soon too.

Hope DS is better soon too cupcakes, Nancy had a bad night last night too, it'll be a week tomorrow since her jabs so hoping it's that.

We were looking at paint for her bedroom, trying to decide what shade of pink to put on one wall (the rest will be grey), and there's one called Nancy's Blushes. We couldn't not pick it could we? grin

glorious Mon 17-Feb-14 15:28:49

I love it creepy , how perfect!

cupcakes hope it's not the pox, how is he now?

E has been snoozing on me most of today poor thing as she was up most of the night coughing sad

I emailed hr about the job on Friday as it was the line manager of the job who told me it wasn't mine and the system still shows 'offer confirmed' but they haven't replied angry No phone number. I just want to know what's going on!

Creepy just looked at that paint online - it's beautiful! And so appropriate. We decorated DS' room before he was born and I really regret it now. It had to be neutral as we didn't know he was a boy, and it was fine when he was newborn but just doesn't suit him now. DH would have a fit if I suggested redecorating though!

glorious your HR people sound as bad as ours! Big government department here and they are useless.

DS has been asleep for 3 hours. Rarely naps for more than 40 minutes at a time usually so he's obviously not himself poor mite.

Hello all, these MMR jabs seem to be taking their toll, poor babies. We missed it again due to hand foot and mouth, so waiting our next appt.

C's reflux started playing up again at the weekend, so got very little sleep, and she was screaming in agony if she was put anywhere except my chest with a boob in her mouth, poor lamb. sad

Last night a bit better, so fingers crossed. We have an appt with a community paed consultant on Friday, so I'm going to ask for a referral back to hospital about the reflux. It was never treated/diagnosed by them, so I want both their expertise, and for an eye to be kept on it/a bit more help, as we are practically having to beg for her ranitidine, it's a pain getting a new prescription when she needs a bigger dose, and if it doesn't sort itself out by her next birthday, she'll have to have a little op to sort it out.

Sigh.

In other news, accompanied my friend who lost her baby in Sept for a reassurance scan at hospital today as she was feeling a bit upset and wobbly as she's not felt baby yet. We saw a proper little dancer, so hopefully she'll feel it soon, and she's finding out the flavour next week - so excited!

I have decided I definitely want another baby, but timing and persuading dh is going to be difficult. Everytime C has a bad night, his response is "I can't go back to this again!"

I point out A wasn't poorly, she is, and it will get better.

I really need C to be on her free hours as I can't afford all that childcare for a third, so it would have to be 2016 they'd arrive at the earliest, but my sister is getting married in July that year, and I'm chief bridesmaid - think she'd kill me! Blah.

Hope everyone is well - and why is it not friday yet??! sad

Tugstonia Mon 17-Feb-14 16:34:49

Thanks all for your answers to my period question. Guess everything's all over the place post-baby. Hopefully it'll settle down soon. Feeling slightly less PMT-mad now which is a relief.

Sorry to hear about all the poorly babes, get well soon. We've got jabs next Thursday and dreading it... Hope the consultant is helpful bunty.

glorious that's so frustrating angry

Exciting news here is that I've just sold my flat! All I can say is the London market is utterly fucking ridiculous - in a good way for us, but I really feel for first time buyers. Plus we've been looking for somewhere bigger to buy and the prices are outrageous. We're v lucky to be in the position to buy anything though so I shan't moan.

Agree Bunty it should be Friday! I've been looking at Rightmove working from home today and it's gone soooo slowly. Looking forward to picking up DD from childminder in an hour.

Wish it was Friday Bunty! On the train home from an all day meeting in London.

DP got up with LO at 5.20am but I was up at 6 anyway and am full of cold.

That's v brave Bunty! Think it will be some time before I pluck up the courage for DC2 let alone DC3. Can't believe one of my NCT pals is due in July!

Angielka Mon 17-Feb-14 19:32:54

Farrow and Ball - no wonder it's bloody lovely creepy gorgeous colour! Just perfect!

glorious Mon 17-Feb-14 21:40:07

cupcakes so is mine - perhaps we work for the same one! smile pm me if you want to know!

tugs yay for your flat! Come to Hither Green, it's very slightly cheaper here!

bunty how lovely to see the scan and to be there for your friend. I would love another but not until E is a bit bigger and learns to sleep. DH is unconvinced sad but time for him to come round.

happyhow Mon 17-Feb-14 22:20:13

Arrggghhhh! Keep trying to upload photos and it won't work!

We both really want another one and sooner rather than later. I had wanted 3 kids but given recent weeks, I've decided I'll do whatever it takes to get a second one and then if a third one happens fine, but don't think I'll push it. Hubby has always said he's happy having 2.

Great news on the flat tugs!

It's hard to believe it's not Friday, Bunty...

lollipoppi Tue 18-Feb-14 09:40:32

Gorgeous colour creepy!!
We did DDs room after she was born, it's turquoise walls with cerise pink curtains and rug and Cath Kidson hand made bumpers and bedding, I LOVE it and will last her ages.

I think we've decided no more babies hmm i say that now but I know in a few years months I will be broody again!

Hope everyone and babies are feeling better!

Definitely no more babies here but will still get broody babies are yummy we have no more space and can only dream of properly decorating our rented craphole.

Ivy has a newgame which involves dragging a chair around til she gets to the stairs, then using bottom step to try and sit in the chair! Think they may have to go into the kitchen behind the stairgate smile

tugs good news on the flat.

I'm desperate for more children, but terrified by the thought of more babies! I do realise the flaw with that.

DS was sent home from nursery with Colin the crocodile. Apparently I have to look after him for a week. He has a diary and everything.

cupcakes oh dear god, the class cuddly! i once lost one of those at a soft play party and had to go and have a good look for ellie the elephant much to the amusement of the other parents who didn't bloody help despite me being 5 months pg

Good luck grin

Angielka Tue 18-Feb-14 18:53:56

Glad it's not just me happy I have tried uploading a recent photo of M from different computers, using different browsers, even different photos and nothing worked... I emailed MN HQ but no luck sorting it out so far.

DH has always wanted 3 and I always said we'll see after 2, but seeing my 'baby' running around makes me miss the newborn days until I remember the year of godawful sleep deprivation really enjoying work so nothing planned straight away although the coil is pissing me off. Bleeding's supposed to stop after about six months max, at least that's what my doc said, but it's getting worse if anything. Anyone else? Have I asked you lot about this already? Suppose I can't blame baby brain anymore...

Angielka Tue 18-Feb-14 19:09:44
happyhow Tue 18-Feb-14 20:39:45

So I had a huge sigh of relief first thing this morning when the boy child dropped my phone and I discovered that he hadn't broken the screen. Then I got to 5pm and saw something funny under my phone cover. Turns out he's just smashed the back instead... Had decided not to upgrade my phone last month as I'd gotten through 2yrs without so much as a scratch on this iPhone!!! confusedconfusedconfused

On the plus side, he had a 3hr nap this afternoon!!! grin

mrsbug Tue 18-Feb-14 22:31:43

Dd's breathing was bad again today so I took her to the drs and she's been given an inhaler with a vaporiser. Not had much success getting her to take it yet...

CreepyCrawly Wed 19-Feb-14 10:53:26

Glad you all approve! Cannot wait to get her bedroom done, she's still with us at the moment. Been doing our loft out and it should finished in the next few weeks. An actual proper house then!

I'm desperate for dc2 now, DH says once we move upstairs we can get on with ttc. I'd like 3 but DH says 2, so twins would be nice.

Work this morning, from 9 until 9:15. What a waste of diesel!

A very me me me post sorry, hope everyone's well

CreepyCrawly Wed 19-Feb-14 10:56:33

Love Colin the crocodile, and the thought of apple losing hers! Love Ivy's chair game too.

Oh no about the phone happy! Will you be able to sort it? There's a few people round here (in markets usually) that can work wonders with broken phones.

Hope DDs better soon mrsbug, good luck with the inhaler.

glorious Wed 19-Feb-14 20:21:06

I'm imagining Ivy and the chair now! cunning!

Sorry about the breathing problems mrsbug

* angielka * I've always liked the sound of three but think my chances of persuading dh are almost nill unless we get a sleeper next time

creepy how exciting!

Talking of more babies I saw on another thread that wuxiapian has had a little girl thanks

Off to meet tugs tomorrow, wish us luck finding each other and not being mobbed by older children on half term!

mrsbug Wed 19-Feb-14 20:30:52

Ooh congrats to wux! Although I don't think I could handle another baby just yet. I think we'll aim to have another when dd is three, partly so we get some free childcare.

I only want two, more children than adults in the house sounds like a lot of hard work.

It is mrsbug it is <weary>

Hope dd is better soon and all going well with inhalor.

Congrats to wux

happy hope phone is fixable.

glorious yes cunning is a good word for her. T'is funny watching her dragging it around.

Have fun meeting tugs envy

We're off to soft play tomorrow, half term so early start or there won't be anywhere to park!

Lora1982 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:55:54

Ugh mid sleep pukey complete change. Its always teeth mum says it cant just be poorlyness its always sodding teeth according to her the vix thing was rubbish last time but im desperate for a cough free night so I'll try yet again.

Whats wrong with her breathing mrsbugs?

Good luck to wux I couldnt handle another baby just yet!!!

mrsbug Wed 19-Feb-14 22:29:54

lora she gets wheezy whenever she gets a cold; it might be asthma (I'm asthmatic) but too early to say. Not sure if the inhaler is doing anything or not, it's a bugger trying to get her to inhale any of it so I'm not really sure if she's getting enough to have an effect.

Dd has some cough medicine (tixylix) which seems to help when she has a cough.

apple good luck at soft play tomorrow

lollipoppi Thu 20-Feb-14 08:18:30

Mrsbugs hope your dd is ok
And yours too lora!

Apple your very brave going to the play centre at half term!!

Glorious and tugs have a lovely day today envy

Yay for wux that seems to have gone so fast since she told us she was pregnant!

DD is miserable with her teeth, no sick here but she has had a very unsettled night, no baby splash today.

Birdies Thu 20-Feb-14 08:34:27

Cute photos angiel and happy!

Hope the poorly babies feel better soon.

Have fun glorious and tugs!

Anyone with a baby who sleeps well and is only down to one nap - do you mind telling me your routine again? X is sleeping through but dropped from 12 to 10 hours and naps are all over the place. I can't remember what nap time she should have now in the day.

Also does anyone's baby just seem to need less sleep? X seems to only need 12 hours in 24 but the books all say it should be 14.

I think I want a 3rd baby as well now but going to wait a couple more years this time.

fourlegstwolegs Thu 20-Feb-14 14:22:16

Hello all!

I want another baby too. However I'm having a hell of a time persuading DP and I have a really low egg count sad
Time is NOT my friend. I'm 36 so I wasn't expecting to have loads of time but being told by the clinic that I can't wait is a bit depressing.

Birdies mine is on one nap a day now, 1-3pm.

7 am ish he wakes up
Breakfast blah blah blah
1230pm lunch
1pm on the nail he goes to bed
2.45-3pm he wakes up
Blahblah blah till
6pm dinner
7pm on the nail, bed.
Ta-dahhhh! ;)

MMR on Monday....

Yay survived half term soft play madness! Got there at 9.30 and still had to park ages away. Still kuds had fun and are hopefully worn out. Allthough Ivy has not slept since we got back ...

Ready for them to go back to school now smile

fourlegs that sounds crap, does dp know time is of the essence?

birdies our routine is roughly

7 up. toast and water before school run

9.00 back from school, breakfast and get dressed

11 lunch

11.30-12 nap til around 2 (sometimes lunch after this if shes too tired)

3 schoolrun etc

6.30 ready for bed bf

7 bed

Obviously ours has to fit around school otherwise she would probably sleep later i.e. around 1-3 at weekends.

Pascha Thu 20-Feb-14 15:47:39

Hello. I have a little cautionary tale for you all called 'The Perils of Not Following the 48 Hour Rule'

Once upon a time, there was a Little Boy aged 3, who woke up very late on saturday night (midnightish) and puked down his pyjama top. Mummy and Daddy dutifully yawned, scrambled out of bed and cleaned it all up, little boy spent the rest of the night in their bed without incident. Lucky Mummy and Daddy hmm. It was put down to overeating at Pizza Hut earlier in the day.

On Monday (about 36 hours later) Little Boy and his baby brother and Mummy were invited over to Nanny's for lunch. Also there were Auntie and two cousins and a friend of theirs. It was a very busy lunch and they all went out for a walk afterwards to stop all the boys from killing each other in the house.

Poor Mummy felt worse and worse during the walk, it lasted about an hour and she thought she had overeaten - until the moment she threw up violently into the hedgerow shock Luckily everyone else was a few feet ahead but still, shock!

She made it back to Nanny's house, made her excuses, bundled Little Boy and Baby Boy into the car and drove home, stopping once on the way to lean out of the car and throw up again sad. She staggered on til Daddy got home from work and between the pair of them, got the boys to bed. Mummy went straight to bed too.

Next day she felt fine but Daddy had been in the loo since 4am puking and the other, he was curled up on the floor with a pillow and a glass of water trying very hard not to move. Poor Daddy. He phoned his father (Grandad) who he works with to cancel work for the day and went to sleep while Mummy did her best to entertain two perfectly well children and keep them out of the house for the day. When she got home Daddy was looking a bit better but had spoken to his mum (Nanny) on the phone to discover that both Nanny and Grandad were also now puking, as were Auntie, Older Cousin and cousin's friend who had been at lunch on monday.

Ooops blush

If only we'd stayed away from people for an extra day nobody else would have been sick. At half term. With working parents. And a grandmother who is in remission from throat cancer.

Fucking hell.

mrsbug Thu 20-Feb-14 15:56:46

That sounds rubbish fourlegs, can you persuade him to stop using contraception and see what happens? He might be happier with that than actively trying?

I'll be 36 this summer but we conceived dd quickly so I'm hoping that means I'm still quite fertile and can afford to wait.

salt1 Thu 20-Feb-14 22:18:04

So many bits to reply to ... But will quickly say no more babies ... Ever ...

lollipoppi Fri 21-Feb-14 17:14:11

Oh no pascha!! That sounds awful hope your all feeling better soon!

grin Salt!

Salt there are times when I feel that way too! Usually at around 3am.

Pascha How is everybody now?

I shan't bother posting my routine because (a) DS keeps changing it and (b) he's up half the night anyway!

Spent a lovely day shopping with my best friend and DS today - found a café attached to a toy shop and DS fell absolutely in love with this toy kitchen. He literally had to be dragged away from the display. I think we will be spending his Birthday money on this!

glorious Fri 21-Feb-14 19:54:18

Oh pascha that sounds awful, how are you all now?

cupcakes that kitchen is brilliant! Ellen loves hers, I'd go for it.

fourlegs that sounds difficult sad

tugs and I had a great time in a packed museum. minitugs is adorable!

Birdies Fri 21-Feb-14 20:43:04

Quick post to say thanks fourlegs and apple for the routines. I'm going to aim for similar but am a long way off them at the mo.....

Polyethyl Fri 21-Feb-14 20:51:52

My little one neither sleeps through the night nor keeps to a pattern.

Still, she's pretty quick and easy to breastfeed back to sleep.

Pascha Sat 22-Feb-14 10:42:16

Hello everyone. Much better thank you. Don't ever want to repeat the last 8 days again though.

Still no set routine in the day for Dan, usually two naps a day still, either an hour and a half morning and an hour in the afternoon, or fights through til about 1pm if we're out and crashes for a couple of hours somewhere between then and 4pm. I just go with the flow now as he sleeps all night so no problems whatever he seems to want (sorry).

Peaceful day today, DH and DS1 are out at rugby, then Karting with my nephew later. My sister is coming over for lunch, might go to Pizza Express with my clubcard vouchers as its just me and Dan. Oh the novelty of going out to eat for lunch with one well behaved baby.

Walking is being practiced slowly and surely, he is hesitant but game for a go for a few steps here and there. Nothing like DS1 who ran virtually straight away. Typical 3 steps and bum down is Daniel.

Hope everyone has a good weekend planned.

Anyone else getting tantrums? Little madam is constantly getting into things she shouldn't then hurling herself on the floor kicking when thwarted!

pascha glad you're all better. We had a similar experience a few years ago. I still.shudder at the memory envy <bleurgh

Birdies Sat 22-Feb-14 13:39:04

Glad everyone is better pascha.

apples yes! I thought it was way too early but if I move her away from something she wants (like yesterday when she tried to eat coals from the fire...) she kicks and cries and rolls about on the floor. Oh dear, do we have feisty ones?!

Glad you're better Pascha, what a nightmare for you :O

LO has been sleeping through the past few weeks but I think it's just his cold as nothing else has changed. At nursery he naps 10-11ish and 2-3.30ish but at home he only has one nap, from 1-3ish. I can never get him to nap in his cot either so he usually falls asleep in pram or car on the way back from somewhere.

He is doing so well at walking its v cute to see. He's a live wire though, today at the park he ran in front of the swings and nearly got kicked.

When you take something off him he gives a wail and crumples dramatically face first on the floor.

mrsbug Sat 22-Feb-14 15:27:49

Tantrums here too, if I won't let her pull all of the clothes out of her wardrobe, or give her a banana instead of dinner or make her get out of the bath. Doesn't bode well for the terrible twos, does it?

lollipoppi Sat 22-Feb-14 16:30:31

Glad your all better pascha!

Tantrums over here too, plonks herself onto the floor and throws herself back, screaming the lot! Joys

Angielka Sat 22-Feb-14 18:00:59

Ha, Molly just tried one of her 'not getting my way so I'll lie down and cry outraged tears' in the bath... don't think she'll try that again hmm

Pascha Sat 22-Feb-14 18:21:34

angry Ooh Daniel is grinding his teeth loudly just to annoy me. He's waiting for me to tell him to stop then he scoots off to the other side of the room. And he's harassing the cat as well. I shall be very glad when bathtime comes along after I've finished my tea...

Angielka Sat 22-Feb-14 18:29:24

Oh and for the photos - sorry forgot who it was who had problems too, but MN have said it's their fault and they're sorting it.

lollipoppi Sat 22-Feb-14 18:47:45

gringrin Angielka

Pascha I hate when they grind their teeth it makes my skin crawl
Sounds awful but I can't wait for them to go to bed tonight, D has been clingy all day and ds1 has had it on him today. Tick bloody tock!

Lora1982 Sat 22-Feb-14 20:53:55

Bonjela can sod off ive finally got round to trying ambesol. I tested them on my gums and im impressed. 12 teeth now so we are over half way, I hear the fangs are a bugger. Whenever theres teething he has a sore bum and a cold to noot poor soul.

Tantrum front is not too bad but wonder weeks says they'll be wanting to learn rules soon hopeful

Birdies Sun 23-Feb-14 09:11:02

Does anyone else's baby not wave yet? According to my book (a good one) it says I don't need to worry until she's 15 months....but that's only a month away! She has a few animal sounds and some little words and does the odd random point, but no waves yet at all....

mrsbug Sun 23-Feb-14 09:34:37

birdies I think waving is something that babies need to be taught, so could it just be that you don't wave at her very much?

Hormonalhell Sun 23-Feb-14 09:48:35

Hi all back again but always reading the thread with interest.

Hope all babies are good. Yes tantrums here too! Drive me crazy!! Only 4 teeth but more on way as intermittently unwell and grumpy.

He can walk by himself but chooses not to. If I let go he sits himself down but sometimes forgets n toddles off on his own grin

lora wanting to learn rules sounds a little optimistic! Ivy wants to take over and have everything her way smile

Birdies mine doesn't wave but is obsessed with clapping

Lora Love the idea of wanting to learn some rules! But DH is 32 and still shows no interest in rules, so I shan't get my hopes up.

Birdies we have waving, but he's only just learned to point. No words at all yet. They all do these things in their own time, don't they?

Oh yes to tantrums - mostly when I stop him playing with the cleaning stuff or playing on the stares. Bad mummy.

Colin the Crocodile is off back to nursery tomorrow. He had a lovely time going out shopping and drinking tea with grandma. Hope I've put enough pictures in his diary!

I made a banoffee pie today. It was awesome.

CreepyCrawly Sun 23-Feb-14 17:54:22

Ugh AF is back.

Been at my mums for the weekend so will go back and catch up once Nancy's bathed and in bed.

Just a quick question though, does anyone else's LO 'space out'? Nancy goes off in to a world of her own a few times a day, and it's sometimes hard to snap her out of it. My (ever the worrier) mum mentioned epilepsy and now I'm too scared to google!

creepy "spacing out" can be a sign of epilepsy, but I'm pretty sure almost all forms of epilepsy don't become apparent until the child is at least 3 years old, so she's probably just a dreamer! If it was a seizure it would be impossible to snap her out of it, not just difficult.

mrsbug Sun 23-Feb-14 20:15:56

creepy I knew someone who had 'absent seizures' where they just appeared to zone out for a few seconds. However even if it is a seizure, they aren't always a sign of epilepsy, especially in young kids

Lora1982 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:16:36

Birdies I taught him waving just by flapping his hand about at people and waving at him all the time. Cant remember when it started, ages ago, but he waves at all thr programmes when they finish now too taught him that too grin

8 teeth to go and we are safely past the shitty teething stage. Why do they get colds and bum issues cos of teething?!

Birdies Sun 23-Feb-14 20:41:02

Thanks everyone, will start trying to teach her. She can do a sign for 'more' so I guess that's kind of along the same lines so hopefully if she can do that then she can learn to wave too.

creepy I expect there's nothing to worry about but I would get her checked out by your gp anyway just for reassurance. My DD1 has epilepsy but not the sort where there are absences - what happens when she goes into a world of her own? It's probably just a little behavioural thing she will grow out of but I'm a worrier like your mum so I would want to check!

happyhow Sun 23-Feb-14 21:29:19

Tantrums here too. Mostly throws himself onto the floor face first or just sits howling. Usually when I've taken something off him or told him off.

B has the top premolars coming in - seems to he taking forever!

Had hubby's 30th on Friday. Went for a lovely meal with his parents and B and I'd made a cake and dropped it off at the restaurant earlier. He was suitably surprised and embarrassed! grin

Glad you're feeling better Pascha.

Thanks for the info Angie!

glorious Sun 23-Feb-14 21:55:12

Eugh back to work nerves sad

E sometimes stares into space and is reluctant to respond but I think she's just concentrating on something. Don't know what gives me that impression though.

Super tantrums here too.

Ivy sometimes stares off and i also just thought she was concentrating god knows what on though,.maybe she is planning her world takeover

glorious is it your first day back?

Epic tantrum here today after i removed dd1 scooter from the little madam, we tried to distract her by getting her to look for her bunny but she just found it and then threw herself on the floor and rolled around crying! Think laughing possibly didn't help...

glorious Mon 24-Feb-14 07:38:21

Yes it's my first day today. E was not pleased when I left (DH is doing the drop offs).

Perhaps Ivy and Ellen are planning world domination together through a psychic connection!

Tugstonia Mon 24-Feb-14 09:45:20

Morning all,

Glorious best of luck for your first day back today flowers. So lovely to meet you and your gorgeous Ellen last week. I think our DDs got on famously and very much enjoyed swapping snacks smile

How's everyone doing? We're having a few tantrums here too. She throws herself backwards and has whacked her head a few times now - she doesn't learn! Also think we have some back teeth coming through judging by all the dribble and grumbling.

Creepy boo about AF. My DD also zones out sometimes and has a thousand yard stare thing going on but usually when she's tired.

Welcome back hormonal.

CreepyCrawly Mon 24-Feb-14 10:07:52

Thanks all, hoping it's normal then but will get her checked anyway I think. When it happens, she just stops and stares into the distance and doesn't respond to calling her name or even waving in front of her face.

No tantrums here, luckily. She's quite happy to have things she's not supposed to have taken from her, she just goes to find something else.

Good luck for your first day back glorious! I was dreading it but it was so much better than I was expecting and I'm enjoying being back now. Still only 12 hours a week though..

Polyethyl Mon 24-Feb-14 10:10:38

Teeth grinding. I hate it. Why do they do it. I poke her in the jaw every time I catch her at it, but she ignores me and carries on regardless.

Good luck glorious! Honestly not much would surprise me with Ivy smile

Ivy has a couple of back teeth coming in. Shes really snotty today, not sure if its the teeth or another cold sad

Dc all back to school hurrah so spending today putting the house back together!

In other news dp niece dog had puppies and dp wants one..arrgh. We already have no space we can't possibly add a dog into the madness. Its not that i don't like dogs i just don't want to live with one. And dp hours mean that i would be doing most of the work. angry

lollipoppi Mon 24-Feb-14 19:18:45

Hi all,

Apple one thing I've learnt from mumsnet is that NO is a complete sentence!

Currently in hosp with ds1 and his asthma hmm

lollipoppi Mon 24-Feb-14 19:19:20

Creepy could you record it when it happens so that you can show the doctor?

glorious Mon 24-Feb-14 19:36:06

Thanks everyone, it was ok but made me realise quite how much tiredness has affected my brain. Sleep still pretty bad sad

Plus she's finally decided to drink expeessed milk so I'll need to fit that in somehow...

apples I don't blame you, no way I could cope with a dog and 4 children!

Cautionary tale - never say something silly like, "Ooh, we've been really lucky, DS has never been sick in his three years!"

Because the next day, you will be up until 5am dealing with projectile vomit, sick covered sheets, and end up sleeping on a towel with a small boy whose breath reeks of spew and who grinds his teeth and kicks in his sleep.

We have all had about 3 hours sleep. I'm surprisingly fresh. Did miss a work meeting I was meant to dial in to working from home and had to quickly ping my manager - "sorry - covered in spew"

Ah. Children. So much joy.

apples we have 2 dogs - they are great but it was hard to train them up and I certainly wouldn't want to be doing it when I had young children.

glorious I know how you feel. We were up from 10.30-2 last night. Fortunately my boss is very understanding.

Went for a routine smear this morning and the nurse had some concerns. Apparently my cervix looks bruised (sorry if TMI!). She's referred me up to a GP but have to wait 2 weeks until the smear results are in. It might just be a hang over from having had DS, or even just that AF is on her way, but it could be something else. Trying to distract myself with banoffee pie.

We are off to get DS some shoes this afternoon. And to try out some of the kitchens in Kiddicare!

glorious Tue 25-Feb-14 17:32:00

Oh no bunty what a nightmare sad brew

cupcakes that's not a good night. I couldn't sleep from 3.30am despite being exhausted, too stressed, partly about being exhausted confused . Good that the nurse spotted the issue I guess, hope you can find out more soon.

On the plus side today I found out that a colleague is also expressing at work so I have a buddy to chat to in the first aid room smile

cupcakes thats my worry that getting a dog trained with this lot would be a nightmare, and dp is all full of tales of roaming with his childhood dog I'm.worrief he doesn't appreciate that leaving dog and baby alone is a huge no. Will be puttung my foot down firmly on this one!

bunty hope ds is feeling better.

Sorry to all those still suffering with sleep or lack thereof

4 back teeth have appeared here shock Shes full of cold but otherwise doesn't seem fussed!

lollipoppi Wed 26-Feb-14 14:05:09

Bunty hope the sickness has gone now?

Cupcakes that sounds worrying but at least it's being looked into

Got home from hospital yesterday with ds1, he is doing a bit better, but yesterday afternoon dd started with a temp and sickness, there was no sleep last night for any of us hmm

Lora1982 Wed 26-Feb-14 21:07:12

He's a toddler sad / smile growing up but not quite a baby sad

Lora1982 Wed 26-Feb-14 21:08:32

Incase that was too cryptic he took his first steps this eve grin

salt1 Wed 26-Feb-14 21:27:45

omg I lost you all ... oh the panic x

will catch up now ....

mrsbug Wed 26-Feb-14 21:35:17

Congrats lora on the walking.

Dd has just mastered standing on her own so I think we've a while to wait for first steps

Lora1982 Wed 26-Feb-14 22:31:07

Ooh won't be long bugs. He first started doing standing on his birthday so about a month and a half ago

Birdies Thu 27-Feb-14 08:34:17

lolli glad you are home now and hope DD is ok. Hope the other babies are feeling better too.

Great re the walking! Talking of walking, when are we meant to buy them proper outdoor shoes? And is Clarks the best place to to?

Pascha Thu 27-Feb-14 10:03:50

Damn. Missed Daniels appointment to check his ear by half an hour. I could kick myself angry. Have to wait til monday now to see if his drum is perforated and can't go swimming til we know. Bugger bugger bugger!

Well done Dexter on walking! Bet he overtakes Dan now as he just does 3 steps and sit down and still would rather crawl everywhere.

Mrsbug DS1 went from standing to cruising within about 2 weeks and only another month after that was running. Bet your DD is fast now she's on her feet too.

Lolli poor you and poor DS1. Hope his asthma is better now and that sickness doesn't take over the house like it did us and obviously Bunty.

I'd love a dog but goodness knows when we'd have time to walk it so for now its a no-no but maybe once DS1 is at school it might be easier.

D is throwing lego round the kitchen. I'm sitting on the sofa with my legs up out of the way. He seems to be having fun so I'm not stopping him. The cats took one look at it and ran back out in the rain. Silly animals. No brains to go and find a dry corner in the house out of the way of dangerous borderline-toddlers hmm

Got to nursery this morning in the pissing rain, stripped DS1 of his waterproofs and boots, went back to the buggy and found I hadn't actually strapped Daniel in and he was starting to disappear down into the footmuff under the raincover blush. Oops.

mrsbug Thu 27-Feb-14 11:26:15

Oh no Pascha how annoying!

Dd can get around the house really quickly, she's like a little ninja, cruising along the sofa, to the baby walker, then onto daddy's record collection where she can empty his terrible 90s dance music precious vinyl onto the floor in seconds flat.

I am trying to work from home today but now have a cuddly purring cat on my lap, I can hardly throw her off, can I?

Tis I, Pascha. I'm trialling a new NN today.

Dan is dangerously fast both crawling and cruising now. Yesterday at toddler group I put him down on the floor and took DS1's coat off, looked up and he was all the way over the other side of the hall trying to pull down a lego tower shock Little horror! If he attempts steps he's all wibbly-wobbly and down again very quickly. Much much slower.

I would have been at the pool if Ds ear checked out. As it is I am sitting in joggers on my arse buggering about on here grin

No more sick, thank goodness, but still a sore tummy. Not sure what to make of it. It's waking him up at night. sad

I don't know what to call you, pascha / juniper!

lolli glad you're home and DS1 on the mend.

Well done on the walking, Dexter! And :O at all of Ivy's teeth! We still just have 5. Little weirdo. Didn't read the book, obviously, that teeth are meant to come in pairs.

Our night times are horrendous again. Since saturday night we've averaged 4 hours of broken sleep. Worst was night before last when she was up from 1 - 5am.

Her reflux has really kicked up a notch, plus she seems to be having a monster growth spurt. Yesterday she packed away porridge at home, cereal and banana at nursery, then apple and pear, lunch with pudding, snack in the afternoon, dinner with TWO puddings, pasta at home, and then a bloody hot dog! She is TINY. I don't know how she's not the size of a house. She's also still having a breast feed first and last thing, and now a bottle of cows milk in the middle of the night, too.

FFS.

mrsbug Thu 27-Feb-14 15:00:48

Bunty that sounds like dd, she used to be tiny!

salt1 Thu 27-Feb-14 19:56:15

I lost u all again. Is it the websire or me? i am guessing me. Crappiest parenting day ever day. Wil catch up them post more x

Haha, mrsb! Must say I am a but worried at what she can eat. Currently sat with a poorly boy on my lap. His tummy is really sore, no other symptoms. Shitting it incase it's appendicitis. He's got out of hours at 9.20pm.

Oh no poor DC1 hope he is ok Bunty

I'm in our home county

Click on Watch this thread, Salt, then it'll always be there on your Watching list even if you don't post very much.

sad Bunty poor little boy. Appendicitis is quickly and easily dealt with nowadays though so if he does need an op it should be over and done with fast. xxx for him.

Thank you, juniper and meringue. Dh is away up with him whilst I sit and fret.

Any news this morning? X

bunty how did it in last night? DS eats masses too - more than me some days!

We found DS a kitchen - would have been over £150 new but my friend sold us hers for £50, and threw in loads of accessories too. DS has played with nothing else for 3 days.

Yet another boob infection here. I'm so over breast feeding! How do I tell DS?

Who was asking about when to get shoes? We got some for DS at the weekend because he's desperate to follow the dogs outside! He's suddenly really keen to walk now!

Really hope it's good news Bunty

Does anyone else have a really clever baby? grin

It's like overnight he's suddenly got the hang of all his toys. He's shape sorting like mad, matching pictures, boinging things, putting things in slots, stacking hoops like there's no tomorrow.

Hello all, ds is fine, relatively speaking. They think it's a gastro bug but with no other symptoms hmm

Who knows. He's pale and clingy, although had a nap today, and still not eating. Still sore tum. Hoping for a better night.

bunty poor ds hope he is feeling better soon flowers

meringue yes Ivy seems to suddenly be able to properly play with things now. She seems more interested in climbing on them though, caught her trying to climb on her shape sorter and then the tv stand.

Someone left the stairgate open earlier, only realised when ds1 shouted 'why is Ivy up here?' Went up and she was happily playing with dd1 dolls. Little monkey smile

Poor thing Bunty hope he gets better very soon.

Daniel is quite the expert at brumming cars, tractors etc. He is also adept at tipping box contents out and throwing it all back in again. Same for my kitchen cupboards hmm. He really likes poring over his books in a quiet corner and brings me Dear Zoo and Goodnight Moon many times a day. He has started stacking and attemots duplo though he cant actually stick it together yet. I realised he has no shape sorter though so no skills there. He is fascinated by the cats and also any birdies he spots which he points at rather in the style of a nazi salute¡

They are all getting so cheeky arent they?

lollipoppi Sat 01-Mar-14 07:50:07

Hope he is doing ok this morning Bunty?

DD is just beginning to play with her stackers and sorters too, but she will prefers to put things in a tub then take them out again, and again, and again grin
Cupcakes great news on the kitchen bargain! Sounds like he loves it.

been a bit of a shitty week here with DS in hospital then DD started with a vomiting bug and came out in a big rash, now has ulsers on her tongue too, she has been utterly miserable

Ds1 is currently licking my windows, strange child

CreepyCrawly Sat 01-Mar-14 19:17:09

I've been working myself up all day today because I decided last week that this weekend would be the end of bf. and she's gone to bed straight away no problem after a cup of milk. I'm not sure how to take it haha.

Lostbobbles Sat 01-Mar-14 21:20:17

Hello all

Dropped off for a while

Just been trying to catch up, sorry to hear about all poorly babies, DD2 has been having a bit of a rough time as well, first ear and then chest infection. hmm

Was out for a hen last night so feeling a little fragile today. Managed to send kids to mil's for a couple of hours then DH decided we should go shopping! Thankfully was a short trip.

Thanks everyone, sorry to hear about dd2, lost

Dd and dh have starting vomiting, and dh is rolling about
Our bed clutching his stomach. Fuck sake.

lollipoppi Mon 03-Mar-14 07:27:43

Oh gosh all these poorly babies hmm hope everyone is better soon

Well Daniels ear is better, the swab did show H. Influenzae infection so the antibiotics were necessary after all. His eardrum is very slightly perforated though so no swimming for a bit longer.

Hope you're all feeling a bit better Bunty.

Off to drag the luggage out of the loft now. Long weekend in Devon beckons on friday...

Oh, bless Dan, juniper, an ear infection is such a horrible thing. sad Hope he feels a million times better soon, and he's much better for your weekend in Devon.

Hope Dan is better soon! A little girl in our swimming group has had repeated perforated eardrums and her mum keeps bringing her to lessons. Poor mite cries until the teacher tells the mum to take baby away. Crazy.

DS has had his kitchen for nearly a week now and is still playing with nothing else, bless. I'm spending far too much time online looking at gorgeous wooden food sets! I desperately wanted a toy kitchen as a child and never got one, so I'm making up for it now!

Odd question - does anybody know how to clean the spout of a sippy cup? Ours look all mankey but I can't get anything in them to clean them out!

I just bung them in the dishwasher, I thinjnthey come out alright. off to look much much closer at them than I ever usually do

lollipoppi Tue 04-Mar-14 09:49:59

Poor dan hmm

Cupcakes that's really sweet, off to look online for kitchens

DD has discovered the cereal cupboard, rice crispies and Cheerios everywhere!

Sadly we don't have a dishwasher. Might have to take them round to my dad's and bung them in that.

DS has started pointing to his cot when he's ready for bed. So cute!

mrsbug Tue 04-Mar-14 21:15:43

Cupcakes I don't have a dishwasher either, I just soak them in hot soapy water for ten minutes while I do the rest of the washing up, they always look clean

glorious Wed 05-Mar-14 07:55:59

Poor Dan, hope it heals ok.

E is eating an extraordinary amount and took 6 sides at 4am shock That was after a bedtime snack, too, which does seem to be helping her to sleep longer. I think I'll make her a large bowl of porridge tonight!

To add to the 'you are promoted.... oops no you're not' saga I've been paid the higher salary which is a bit of a kick in the teeth sad

Lostbobbles Wed 05-Mar-14 20:26:56

Wish everyone well yet again hmm

Cupcakes get the dr browns pipe cleaners (you can buy them separately) they are marvellous for all sorts of things.... sad existence I live

DD2 still not great, DD1 is having a midlife crisis teachers words were 'god help you when she's a teenager!!

But hey the sun was out!

You'd never guess Dans ear was bad. He's just as blatantly cheeky hmm. We went to the farm today and he ate all his sandwich, a banana, several hundred grapes and then started in on my friend Emma's pasta shock Greedy piggy!

Glorious does that mean they will take the extra back then? How crap are they!?

Hehe Lolli we have that too. Usually its the breadsticks flung willy-nilly from the cupboard across the room.

glorious Wed 05-Mar-14 21:20:47

Yes, they will take it back, probably all at once if others' experiences are anything to go by!

Glad Dan's not too sorry for himself. Clearly it hasn't affected his appetite!

No our children do seem to be eaters don't they? Your employers appear to be a shower of shite angry for you.

glorious Wed 05-Mar-14 21:35:12

To be fair they are great at some things - e.g. very good for flexible working, giving part timers opportunities, taking people who want careers after children seriously. But the admin can leave much to be desired.

Operation porridge working so far. She had two dinners at the cm, loads of milk then a bowl of porridge then more milk all within 2 hours. Her stomach was enormous!