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Lovely December FLY thread, for Wendys baby to arrive on

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Jas Thu 02-Dec-10 18:57:12

I am a rubbish FLYer again, lately, but keep checking for the birth announcement.

It will definitely be on this thread somewhere....hopefully near the beginning!

Good luck Wendysmile

OverflowingMum Thu 02-Dec-10 19:01:57

~~~~~go Wendy, go wnedy, go Wendy~~~~~~~
grin grin gringringrin

OverflowingMum Thu 02-Dec-10 19:02:29 should try to type better....hmm

scattyspice Thu 02-Dec-10 19:35:40

Fingers crossed wendy start doing squat jumps or something hmm.

Another day of trudging/buses/sledging today. Am worn out with it all.

Also done:
wash up

nutty sounds like a good day smile.

dylsmum1998 Thu 02-Dec-10 20:45:58

oh yes fingers crossed you dont have much longer to wait Wendy

Nuttybear Thu 02-Dec-10 21:15:29

Wendy Just do some wiggling and I'm sure it will pop out.
Good luck to those who still have snow OFM MC and others. yse, snow okay for 2 days then it stops being funny.
DS had a fab day going from house to house. I wasn't so productive. But had a nice cuppa at the last house and a chat.
so I did manage
Make beds done
clean bathroom done
hoover upstairs done
Small Food Shop done
W/M and dryer on and off all day!
folded clothes.
Washed summer kings size quilt in my W/M I knew I should have taken it to the laundrette but kept putting it off! Going to finish drying it there!
Now off to watch Madmen before I read swan's thread bear

Nuttybear Thu 02-Dec-10 23:13:32

OFM I just read a bit of last Saturday thread you and Funtime where loving the snow hey!
Just had a panic attack as I thought the boiler had broken down. I keep putting the themometer up and down all day and I thought I bust it. Sat in the cold with a hot water bottle watching Madmen then came upstairs and pressed a few buttons and it seems okay now. Famous last wordshmm I now really really feel for people with no heating at this time of year. Horrible nightmare. Swan Glad your gas leak has been fixed and your in a nice warm house.

swanriver Thu 02-Dec-10 23:39:12

wrapped several more presents for PTA in cellophane
piano lesson [crash course in Enigma Variations shock
trudged on slippery slidey pavements backwards and forwards several times between school/shops/home
went to ds1 carol concert for Borough Schools with dd, and ds's godmother. Another icy trek. His choir did a Beatles song with religious theme (can you guess which one? has a Mary in it grin. Fab church, fab choirs (we were the best!), and lovely singing from the audience too! I was v. impressed by his music teacher and how she pulled the choir together tbh - when you see the choirs you begin to realise what an influence the "conductor" has...

dh in moderately calm mood after nice eve babysitting just one child hmm and even ate the pasta bake shock {although he mentioned in passing he'd had to add a lot to it to make it edible...]

Scatty you are being heroic, I'm sure a lot of people are very grateful for you being there despite the difficulty getting in.

OFM next year presumably the Nanny will work out cheaper than this, so it could be an investment to pay more now. And in two years you wouldn't have anything like the existing costs and could revert back to the school hours set up. I think afterschool club might be very tiring three days a week - I know lots of people who use it but they all limit it, and it might be v. tiring when ds2 first goes to school too so it might not be a longterm solution when he's four/five either. Anyway - just trying to imagine myself in your shoes, but I suppose I'm not being very successful because you are obviously Superwoman to have managed to get six children out of house every morning and get to work at all!

must go to bed before I start thinking of essential chores...blush

Nuttybear Fri 03-Dec-10 10:03:25

Morning all
The house is a tip and I really must go to the laundrette to dry quilt.
Friend over from Canada pop-in for a fish & chip supper. I prefer for it to be just us 3 on a Friday but she's only here for 1 week seeing her parents.
Make beds
Make shepherd's pie for Saturday (I'm out with the girls)
Wash kitchen floor
Walk to laundrette dry quilt
Home and out to ASDA as it the closest supermarket to us (I normally shop at Sainsbury's! which is on the other side of town!
Dry clothes
Put the W/M on as usual.
Sew the last 2 Beaver badges & more tags on clothes

OverflowingMum Fri 03-Dec-10 10:58:32

morning all

wendy how you doing??

nutty yes I always love the snow - for the first day or two LOL

swan yes, childcare needs will change a lot over next 2 years. The solution now of a nanny, and be doing 3 full days would be the most expensive, and will then decrease as DS2 gets older. Would ideally eventually like to end up with an after school nanny 3 days a week that could collect the dc from school (2 will by then be at secondary and making own way home)which would obviously be much cheaper than what we currently pay, or as you say I could then go back to hours to fit with school pick up...either way childcrae costs will go down over next 2 years, so need to see this as a long term investment I think to help mitigate the stress of returning to work when DS2 still V little, and with 6 of them!
and yay for DH eating pasta bake LOL

Well, snow still here, but no more and roads seem passable
DS1 school closed though still, as is DH school, and girls have an inset day anyway...

I have woken up with very poorly feeling stomache, and a bit shakey and unwell...hmm
DH is going to take them to the park to brak the monotony of it all...
I may try and do some blitzing...maybe...

Sadly the concert dd's were meant to be in tonight has been cancelled - they are still sad about that, but hopefully it will be re-arranged...

right, off for a cuppa I think...


wendyhappysmile Fri 03-Dec-10 11:26:47

Hiya all
Just home - with a baby!

Arthur Robert born this morning at 04.30. 7 lbs 13 oz. Thank God that's over it's horrid isn't it! But he is worth it, he is gorgeous. Pic on my facebook those who have it - welcome to share my profile.

Shattered but fine!


Nuttybear Fri 03-Dec-10 11:35:56

Bravo, Well done you! Now go and wet the baby's head with a cup of tea.
gringringringringringringrin Arthur Robert a lovely name

dylsmum1998 Fri 03-Dec-10 11:55:15

YAy Wendy!! congratulations grin grin grin

Have been busy this morning. so far I have

cleaned and dusted the whole living room including behind all furniture
cleaned the kitchen behind cooker, fridge etc
cleaned the bathrooms
tidied and hoovered hall ways and stairs
tidied and hoovered my room
helped dd tidy and hoover her room

House is looking so tidy its great grin

Its not snowing here either today, so hopefully it will start to thaw and I'll be able to get out tomorrow. Dc are meant to be at their dads, I need to do some christmas shopping while they are gone. And more importantly I'm meant to be gong out for a meal with my friend grin

anyway going to make a small to do list for this afternoon as I have done so much this morning;
wash up
play in the snow?

BBL enjoy your cuddles WEndy grin

OverflowingMum Fri 03-Dec-10 11:58:25

oooooooohhhhgrin grinjumping up and down with excitement!

HUGE congratulations wendy

How fab! Welcome to the world little Arthur Robert!grin(lovely name too)

Happy snuggling!grin grin[frgrin]

Makingchanges Fri 03-Dec-10 12:01:10

Wendy congratulations thats fantastic!!

We'll i've just been digging my next-door neighbours van out - no chance of my car moving any time within next week or so I think sad

Now exhausted. Gonna have two minutes then get DD from next-door, make some lunch and get on with uni essay.

Two loads of washing donethis morning so far so not all lost

Back later

SatinShoes Fri 03-Dec-10 12:02:35

Congratulations Wendy!

swanriver Fri 03-Dec-10 12:30:37

And...I hope you got the last bed in the hospital! Grr to horridness, thank goodness it's over.
oh, Wendy, just bask in success, I'm very happy for you. Just keep snuggling and don't race around!
Can't wait for my nephew/niece in early Jan smile

Sold sooo many presents this morning (mostly screwdrivers hmm and mugs full of sweeties or teabags to eager schoolchildren.
House is truly a tip, I am not pretending. 3 nights out in a row, and five mornings "working" have taken their toll.
Unfortunately I have even more errands now for Xmas fair
posting mylist on fledglings hmm

Nuttybear Fri 03-Dec-10 14:04:11

Okay scores on the doors
Make beds done
Make shepherd's pie first bit done
Wash kitchen floor
Walk to laundrette dry quilt
Dry clothes done
Put the W/M done
Sew the last 2 Beaver badges done
more tags on clothes

funtimewincies Fri 03-Dec-10 19:36:48

Congratulations Wendy (especially as a fellow 'mum-of-an-Arthur' grin)!

<toasts with a bottle of floor cleaner>

dylsmum1998 Fri 03-Dec-10 20:12:29

Evening all hope you got on well with your list Nutty and you managed to run all your errands swan

I have ahd a lovely afternoon with dd (ds spent most of it in his room). we did some crafting and made cookies. Then she spent some time playing a game on my laptop. Bliss.

done in the end today;
cleaned and dusted the whole living room including behind all furniture
cleaned the kitchen behind cooker, fridge etc
cleaned the bathrooms
tidied and hoovered hall ways and stairs
tidied and hoovered my room
helped dd tidy and hoover her room
wash up
sewing- I have cut the peices out i need.

dd's dad has text to ask if he can still have her tomorrow. He going to come here to get her. So now need to work out if I can get ds to his dads. Will reevaluate in morning when I can see the state of the snow/ice.

Jas Fri 03-Dec-10 20:14:31

Congratulations Wendy. Love the name smile (Just don't shorten it to ARF, which doesn't sound good being screamed across the school playground in an Essex accentwink)

dylsmum1998 Sat 04-Dec-10 08:28:37

its rained in the night so approximately half the snow from around the car has gone. Still a lot of ice on the road. I may be brave and try and get the car out later on today, assuming it will start after not being used for almost a week and being buried under so much snow hmm

I made a bag last night to store my sewing projects in. Am really pleased with how it turned out.

today i need to;
try and move car
take ds to his dads
christmas shop
reserve things in argos
lesson plan for next week
review learning from last week (only mon to do as wasnt in after that)
see if still able to go for meal and catch up with friend.

SatinShoes Sat 04-Dec-10 09:06:50

Christmas tree up. Kids very excited. House covered in tinsel grin

scattyspice Sat 04-Dec-10 09:41:29

Well done wendy grin. Happy snuggling.

wendyhappysmile Sat 04-Dec-10 10:26:57

Morning all

Doing ok here, trying to enjoy snuggling but it is hard with other children isn't it. DS threw up last night and dd has another bad cough!

DH taken dd to dance.

Already fed up of the continual breast feeding! lol. Got to go back to hosp for anti d injection this morning. sending dc to my mum's hopefully later to stay overnight - they want to go but feel like I'm getting rid!

Otherwise my nice tidy house is a tip! LOL


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