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Durham / North East Meet Ups - 2012

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juneybean Mon 19-Dec-11 20:47:17

Hello hello! Here I am with good intentions to behave and show up to some meet ups since I utterly failed in 2011! grin

So we need ideas for daytime meets and of course we must not forget our night time meets wink

[b]Daytime Ideas[/b]
Saltwell Park, Gateshead
The Giants Den, Team Valley
Botanic Gardens
Beach (in the summer of course, unless we want airborne children!)

Okay so ideas for January daytime, I think cake is definitely in order so I propose the one that's next to Ebony, the huge place, down some steps, uhh... Slug & Lettuce is it? CAKE!

January night time? Is this something we want to plan? I know we're always poor after Christmas!

ishchel Thu 30-Aug-12 19:48:50

off to cut and paste in new shiny thread which I see someone has knocked up. smile

ishchel Thu 30-Aug-12 19:47:47

waves at everyone. I do believe I ought to visit this thread more often as it seems like a good chit chat is ongoing.

I have had a brief nosy just now on places I've not visited in a long time eg. Chat and I was quickly reminded of why MN became tiresome. I put is partly down to my own mardy self but I just saw a thread and thought 'grow some' and then thought or are you trolling for sympathy? not fair of me at all.
Maybe i ought to go have a sit down / calm down in Flouncer's Corner. (have never opened that board yet.)

KaraStarbuckThrace Wed 29-Aug-12 21:45:37

a new fred

KaraStarbuckThrace Wed 29-Aug-12 21:45:14

new fred

KaraStarbuckThrace Wed 29-Aug-12 21:41:29

Happy anniversary, Indith!

DD, thinks that my nipple is useful for climbing up me. Ouch.

Indith Wed 29-Aug-12 20:26:59

I like the random rubbish smile

Ds now won't let go of my nipple. Teething is evil.

It is my wedding anniversary today. So far this evening I have painted woodwork upstairs while dh puts dd's furniture together. Then I washed up and ds2 woke up. Dh still doing furniture, I am feeding the baby and watching the opening ceremony.

spiffysquiffyspiggy Wed 29-Aug-12 19:31:27

oooh goody lots of people. Botanics with back up of the Slug sounds good.

We're going to need a new thread soon! Perhaps we should re-name Durham/North East meet ups and chat thread seeing as I we spend as much time discussing random rubbish very important things as arranging meet ups. grin

LeggyBlondeNE Wed 29-Aug-12 15:31:28

I'm up for Tuesday and if we're extra specially lucky Frozen and her pending squishy might be too.

KaraStarbuckThrace Wed 29-Aug-12 14:46:17

Default is Botanicals, but if weather is rubbish then Slug and Lettuce?

Definitely no more squishy newborns for me. Am enjoying night time snuggles with DD. DH is now starting to wonder when I am going to try and let her sleep in the cot all night instead of bringing her into bed with us when she wakes up when we go to bed. But I just love going to sleep with her cuddled up next to me, and waking up with her smile

juneybean Wed 29-Aug-12 12:51:20

Ooo I might be able to! Definitely won't be parking in Prince Bishop though!

UmmOfUmbridge Wed 29-Aug-12 12:44:36

Oo maybe I can, depends where really!

Indith Wed 29-Aug-12 10:23:13

I could. Ds1 doesn't go back til Wednesday and dd1 won't have started at her new nursery either.

spiffysquiffyspiggy Wed 29-Aug-12 10:20:01

Seeing as most of us seem to be around at the moment- who is coming out on Tues?

spiffysquiffyspiggy Wed 29-Aug-12 10:16:05

I'm looking forward to when they are a bit older and they start to be company. I'm not really cut out for babies.

I always to feel so ill before my scans through nerves but the sonographer always remembers me and tells me that everything is ok as soon as possible so I can relax. When I went for my first scan with DS1 she remembered that she's scanned me 12 weeks before to confirm a mc. She gave me loads of extra photos as a present as she was happy to give me good news that time round. Lovely, lovely lady.

Indith Wed 29-Aug-12 10:12:52

Makes perfect sense Spiggy, there iss no way I could have stopped at 2. A small part of me would like one more but it is more about squishing a baby again, it isn't a strong urge and feeling the family isn't complete like when I wanted 3 and I am more than happy to be heading towards older children, career and opening new doors.

Leggy hope the scan goes well!

Yes where is Frozen? Hope all going well for her.

Umbridge I'm jealous of your dd! I'd love to go to Harry Potter!

It is stuff like that I look forward to with the children, doing stuff with them rather than for them.

UmmOfUmbridge Wed 29-Aug-12 10:04:01

Leggy what do you lecture in?
Hope the anomaly scan goes well.. It's moments like that when I miss (fleetingly) being pregnant... Are you planning on finding out the sex? I couldn't help finding out - far too nosy!!

Weather is crap today sad had a beautiful day at Herrington park yesterday with my youngest 4 and a friend. I've never been but will definitely go again.
14 year old dd has gone to London with her Dad today to see the Harry Potter exhibition. She'll love if but I miss her, she's fab company sad

spiffysquiffyspiggy Wed 29-Aug-12 09:57:57

Fingers crossed for the anomaly scan. Are you going to take the opportunity to find out the sex or going for a surprise?

It must be nearly time for Frozen's baby isn't it?

LeggyBlondeNE Wed 29-Aug-12 09:50:09

Well I'm already having a 2013 baby (touch wood; anomaly scan in 10 days!) but you'd need to get a move on Juney if my 'leave' were to overlap with yours!

I can't think about BFing or tiny babies too much or my boobs start aching. V annoying! I'd forgotten how strong the urge is.

We have a big bath - the previous owners were also my height and bought it specially. It was certainly a selling point for us...! Of course I hate baths when PG as I overheat too easily.

spiffysquiffyspiggy Wed 29-Aug-12 09:39:39

I'll send you T if you want- he is all about boob at the moment. If A doesn't want it he certainly will!

spiffysquiffyspiggy Wed 29-Aug-12 09:37:58

I really don't know. I have a self imposed limit of 35 which is fast approaching. Whatever happens, I'm really glad to have 3. I can be happy with 3 where I wouldn't have been with 2. Does that make sense? 4 would be even better though

Maybe that is why T's labour was 2 1/2 hours after the spectacular 20mins of H. I was trying my best to hold onto him grin

Indith Wed 29-Aug-12 09:22:35

Spiggy there was a woman on the MW on TV yesterday having number 5 and feeling similar, it was her final one. She said it felt like an end not a beginning. Think she was quite sad at the prospect of no more babies. The MW said aafter the birth that it had been slower than expected and the woman's body language said to her that she hadn't quite been ready to let go of being pregnant.

My squishy one is teething and all fussy and off his feeds. My left breast is about to explode.

Indith Wed 29-Aug-12 09:18:42

3 is plenty in this house.

I never get an uninterrupted bath. The joy of not having a separate loo is that someone always, always needs to come in the bathroom for a poo.

My fantasy bath is a really deep corner bath. I like being able to sit in a bath without slipping down but still be covered in water. Actually I should just have kept my birth pool and installed it in the bathroom. Sadly the bathroom is about the only room in our house that doesn't need work.

I want a bath now but tried to light the stove on Monday and the bloody door handle had rusted stiff. Dh hit it with a hammer to try to make it move and it broke <<opens cheque book again>>

spiffysquiffyspiggy Wed 29-Aug-12 09:15:06

Head says 3 is hectic and they are all healthy. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel for getting sleep a social life back and having money to spend on something other than nursery (40k so far!!!!!! That would pay off the mortgage) Heart says just one more squishy snuggly baby.... DS1 keeps insisting that we are going to have twins next. That is putting me off quite a bit grin

juneybean Tue 28-Aug-12 23:50:50

Oooh I'm a total bath person! Had to deal with showers at this temp job, wasn't fun!

I only want one baby I think, although who knows what will happen a few years down the line grin

VikingLady Tue 28-Aug-12 23:03:08

We're still planning 4 grin so may be a 2013 baby as we plan to start trying at Christmas. May change my mind if DD doesn't start napping though...

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