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ouryve Fri 04-Apr-14 18:38:26

New Friday, new week.

Boys broke up for Easter, today. DS1 decided to break up early. Since he was hoping that today was his last day, ever, I'm actually wondering if I'll ever get him back there again.

So I have 2 weeks with the boys in the house together. I'll probably not get DS2 out of the house without the buggy, because he won't even put shoes on for me, any more. We see his paed on Wednesday and DH is finally having his dodgy tooth out on Thursday.

SummerRain Fri 04-Apr-14 21:32:21

AYC, Happy birthday to your daughters (one belated and one early as I'll forget) cake

Not much of a Friday night for me this week, have to be up at 3.30 so I should be in bed already! Just having a last cuppa with dp now the kids are in bed as I won't see him till Monday evening sometime.

AtYourCervix Fri 04-Apr-14 21:34:39

I am NOT 44.

AtYourCervix Fri 04-Apr-14 21:36:35

Phone being sill and not doing photos.

He is lovely.

moosemama Fri 04-Apr-14 21:40:04

I have a rather hopeless photo of my pup from yesterday when I was trying to work out how to use my new phone. (Please excuse the children mess. blush)

PolterGoose Fri 04-Apr-14 21:42:10

He's lovely moose and huge! Is he as big as LurcherBoy?

AtYourCervix Fri 04-Apr-14 21:42:42

Lovely. Very elegant.

AtYourCervix Fri 04-Apr-14 21:44:54


PolterGoose Fri 04-Apr-14 21:46:54

Is he really huge AYC? He's very cuddly looking <very jealous and considering swapping dp for a dog or two>

moosemama Fri 04-Apr-14 21:50:06

He's a good few inches taller than Lurcherboy now. Currently passing 27" at the shoulder and in all likelihood won't finish growing completely until he's around 18 months old. Fortunately he folds up small! grin

He's not at all elegant really. He has no control over his own legs and no brakes, resulting in numerous trips to the vets and more than once - several weeks on restricted exercise. hmm

You can't see it in that photo either, but he has the scruffiest, norty face and totally uncontrollable independent ears. grin

AYC, he's beautiful. I bet he gives fantastic hugs. smile

moosemama Fri 04-Apr-14 21:52:12

Lol at Polter's question about how big he is. Clever photo that AYC - nothing close by for size referencing purposes. grin

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 04-Apr-14 21:54:02

Moose ds went through a (long) phase of saying 'chicken' to everything.

Polter glad your ds had a good couple of weeks and hope he enjoys the tadpoles. I think the link to our church tower peregrines is eventually about to happen so I will let you know when it does.

Sign so pleased the AR went well. Have a good break in London.

AYC happy birthday to your dd and best of luck with the exam angst.

Autumn good that the chicken pox is waning.

Summer sleep well.

Things not so good here. dd seems unable to use either arm now. She missed the last three days of school because it is virtually impossible to get her up the steps out of our house.
ds has only been averaging 1-2 days a week at school for the last three weeks. Hopefully his hospital admission date will come soon after Easter.

AtYourCervix Fri 04-Apr-14 21:58:56


AtYourCervix Fri 04-Apr-14 22:03:36

That sounds hard NoHaudin. Hope theres dome ilprovement in the next werks.

AtYourCervix Fri 04-Apr-14 22:04:29

Terrible typing sorty. Loooong dsy snd knackered.

Night all. Hope you slerp well.

PolterGoose Fri 04-Apr-14 22:04:31

grin at puppy pics

NoHaudin that sounds awful, poor dd and ds sad life is just shit sometimes flowers

hazeyjane Fri 04-Apr-14 22:08:02

That is a good puppy nose - very snoopyesque.

We hushed to have a cat called Chicken, because my dsis's called everything chicken!

Dietician, was ok - in that she said straight away that she wasn't the person we should be seeing, but was a way to seeing the proper person quicker (if that makes sense). I nearly burst out laughing when she started talking about smoothies, but there was no mention of carrot sticks. Ds needs calcium and iron supplements.

I was thoroughly shamefaced when she was talking about restricting things like chocolate at exactly the moment that ds, who had been wailing and crawling around the room, reached into my bag and held aloft my bribe bag of chocolate buttons.

hazeyjane Fri 04-Apr-14 22:10:41

Sorry cross posted with you NoHaudin, sorry things are tough for your dd and ds at the moment.

I had a call today from the hospital saying they will do ds's teeth extractions in the next 3 weeks, and we have to meet the anaesthetist on Tues. Urgh, feel sick thinking about it.

PolterGoose Fri 04-Apr-14 22:11:53

It's a hoop you've jumped through hazey and worth the smoothie comment if it gets you to see the right person. I'm still waiting to hear if the feeding clinic will accept ds, and waiting for SALT appointment too. Seems weird waiting for assessments again.

grin at chocolate buttons, he's a cheeky chap

PolterGoose Fri 04-Apr-14 22:12:48

It will be fine hazey, it will be worth it flowers

SummerRain Fri 04-Apr-14 22:19:43

One of our cats is called Blue, because that was ds1s favourite word at the time and his response to everything, including me unwisely asking him 'what do you think we should call her?' grin

Honestly, I'm in bed... Just need to put the phone down and go to sleep!

MariaNearlyEaster Fri 04-Apr-14 22:35:19

Minihazey was listening then grin.

Polter, am wondering how could they not accept?

Summer enjoy the early night.

NoHoudin, any news on the 'urgent counselling' yet? I found this which I thought was interesting. If the specialists are all 100% convinced it's non-organic, would there be any chance of them sorting out a multidisciplinary rehab programme?

Am delighted to hear Minisign AR went well (shame to be relieved that there isn't 'too much, too good' progress reported at a meeting, but I am)

AYC and moose, what gorgeously cute doggies. Summer, I like the cat name, many years back I knew someones Persian Blue... called Blue.

Ouryve, apart from general oppositional stuff, could the shoes be bothering him? It's crocs/flip flop season, and still wellies weather.

Off for an early night myself!

PolterGoose Fri 04-Apr-14 22:44:09

Maria OT wasn't sure they'd accept referral, ds isn't their usual profile, reason being ds's extreme sensory issues mean usual techniques unlikely to work. Which is probably true, I'd just like them to try. It's on my after-final assignment, after-Easter to do list to chase it up.

ouryve Fri 04-Apr-14 23:22:54

polter he is and it's mostly alphablocks stuff, still, but he is learning some new stuff at school and he's very patient with me when I break from his script grin It might be years before he moves beyond just spelling words because it's fun, but it's a good foundation to build on.

DS1 had NHS OT running off into the sunset, btw.

DS1 does that sort of thing, moose!

Happy birthday to your DD2, AYC!cakecakecake BigPuppy is adorable, btw!

NHMW Your poor kids - it's heartbreaking that they're both in such a distressed state. How are you coping?

hazey hope you practised the nod and smile in advance.

Hope you have a good (if short) sleep, summer

Maria tried crocs - if he'll put them on, they get handed to me out of the back of the buggy before we get to the end of the terrace. Have crocs wellies, as they're so supportive for bendy feet compared with normal and not the least bit heavy. Whether he will put them on is random and whether he'll keep them on is random again. One of the problems is, once he does something once, he's already established a pattern. At least I can bring the buggy to the back door, when it's wet, even though I'd rather walk him across the back lane to the garage. Even as a baby, he hated stuff on his feet.

Ahem. I am not 44 either, so piss off with your youth. I'll be forty flipping nine later this month. envy

ouryve Fri 04-Apr-14 23:50:15

Old and wise grin

(It's my half birthday, next week. How could i forget? I'll be 44 1/2)

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