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CaptainNemo Tue 13-Dec-11 16:25:20

Come on over animals, I think we'll be very comfy here smile

BuddhaBellyXmasBaubles Tue 13-Dec-11 17:57:27

Buddha pokes head around door and decides she likes this new home. But nemo where's the comfy chairs and home baked goods??? wink

mibbes been thinking about you lots but a little unsure like others of what to say now so hopefully when you lurk next time we can raise a smile with our babble and banter instead smile
moomin can't believe it took you that long to get the app slow coach
cake don't like shortening it to seldom! So what's next for you with the lupus? You did say they could help if I remember rightly with preventing mc? Will you go for it or have you decided not too after all you've been through?
mummy how's the list going wink

PickledMoomin Tue 13-Dec-11 18:24:05

Come on animals, where are you?

Mibbes- Let us know how you're doing xxx

SeldomSeenCake Tue 13-Dec-11 21:33:11

Oooo nice new enclosure for us animalsgrin <<puts tray of chocolate orange cupcakes on felled log table>>

nemo the lupus is just managed with meds now (aspirin and painkillers) and I have a 25% chance of carrying to term so we are just taking our chances without contraception but not 'trying' iyswim I doubt my sanity could take much more of a beating tbh

mibbes I hope you are physically doing ok, I know emotionally things will doubtless be sketchy at the minute xx if you need anything let it all out here/Facebook etc xxx

<<<<waves>>>> to bhudda and moomin xx

Turkelton Tue 13-Dec-11 22:15:52

<<<<plonks self down on a chair and takes a yummy orange cupcake>>>>

Mibbes Don't really know what to say but am thinking of you and hope you are ok xxxx

Big waves to everyone else, it is insanely hot and sticky here this morning and two little ladies are insisting we go out and play while I try and cling to the aircon , think they are going to win this one smile xxx

Mummylimited Wed 14-Dec-11 01:37:45

Mibbes you are sounding so brave. I can only imagine how you are/will feel. I've been thinking of you a lot. You must've been so relieved to get home to your beautiful E.

Can't find how to switch this to mobile view so will post more on lappy. Woke with a horrid dream. Should be sleeping really. See you tomorrow.

PickledMoomin Wed 14-Dec-11 08:03:46

Mummy I had the same problem but then it started to offer me automatically.

Mummylimited Wed 14-Dec-11 12:23:32

Moomin It was offering it to me and then stopped but I have found a little thing to click at the bottom of the page. Much better

Buddha In regards to sleep I am pleased to tell you that it is possible to have a baby that sleeps after having one that doesn't. E found his thumb at about 3mo and started to sleep through for about six weeks, unfortunately his has since gone backwards a bit, but still nothing like N, who used to be awake for hours! E just feeds once/twice and goes straight back to sleep. smile

It feels wrong somehow to be talking about other stuff while Mibbes is having such a horrid time, but just know you're in my thoughts.

CaptainNemo Wed 14-Dec-11 14:02:05

Oh my goodnes, just had the BEST lunch... these grilled with a little bit of olive oil and then homemade egg mayo, tomatoes and cucumber. YUM. Meant to be saving the rest for DH... There may be a slight problem with that.....

Mummy ikwym about talking about other things given what Mibbes is going through at the moment, but I don't think it's the wrong thing to do (although it feels wrong) and hopefully she won't think it's wrong either. As Buddha says, hopefully our pointless babble intelligent conversation will at least provide a distraction for a few minutes, and we're all ready and willing to return to more serious topics.

Mummy am a bit scared about how different 2 children can be, T has been pretty good.... Am pretty sure this one is a boy, all being well we'll find out at the end of Jan. Still not convince all will be well, but just taking one day at a time - what else can we do? Have a scan booked on 29th, partly to check out my cervix as I had to have a horrible procedure thingy done on it a year or so ago to remove some dodgy cells, so it's now about 1cm shorter that it was before and I want to make sure I don't need a stitch like Georgie did...

Not worked since monday, finances absolutely dire atm, but am finding it makes a MASSIVE difference to how I feel. It's almost like I can't really cope with anything else on top of this pg, which is somewhat unfortunate, and also pretty self indulgent I think.... The not working isn't through choice, but I'm nowhere near as unhappy about it as I ought to be, I'm really struggling to concentrate at work and I really notice the massive effect working has on ramping up the sickness..

I had DD at home with me yesterday, with a bad case of the squits - oh the glamour! Poor little thing. Though she was actually fine in herself; she was quite good company. I think I managed to get more done crammed in to the moments when she was playing or sleeping than I have done today when she's at the cm's, will have to keep her home more often!

On that topic I really ought to go and eat DH's lunch do some more work....

Am off out tonight, a group of 4 of us in the village where I live have formed a Ladies' Drinking Society. It's a total sanity saver. Normally we meet at the pub about once a month, or at someone's house. Sometimes we have food but the name will probably give you a clue that eating isn't the main purpose of the group! However 2 of us are preggers atm, (one due on NYE - poor girl!) so the rules have been relaxed a little and tonight we're off for dinner. Am looking forward to it, though suspect I'll be cold, tired and ready for bed by about 9.45! Wish me luck...!

Lots of love to all xx

PS Turk have tried and failed to feel sympathetic for your need for aircon, it's freezing here!! grin

BuddhaBellyXmasBaubles Wed 14-Dec-11 22:30:17

nemo your link didn't work for me but the rest of lunch sounded scrummy smile sounds as if fate is making your decisions for you with work, at the end of the day you have enough stress without adding to it. Maybe once things are more stable and you are feeling more confident you can take on a bit more to help with finances? I take it you've had no more bleeding?
mummy thank you for giving me hope about 2nd dc and sleep grin E sounds like a dream!

I'm convinced I'm starting early menopause confused I've had erratic afs since August and it's starting to worry me a little now we're ttc I know I'm probably not but something odd is definately going on
mibbes still thinking of you sweet hope you're ok or as much as can be x

PickledMoomin Thu 15-Dec-11 15:43:30

Every time I see the thread name I think of Same Smile. Just me? Thought so.

Captain Lunch sounds delicious. Did DH go hungry?

Bhudda I'm sure it's not early menopause. Ask GP to do some blood tests to reassure you.

Strange few days here. Mum's been unwell- they think a trapped nerve but it's dragging on and she's in lots of pain. Then my brother called my Mum (hands-free) on his way to work. Was driving along the motorway when he shouted, 'Mum, I'm going to crash'... Loud BANG and line went dead. Mum was beside herself and called me rather than his wife (she had a baby at the end of October and would panic). When I finally got hold of him he said he was okay but had spun during the hail storm and damaged the front, back and side of his car and was facing the wrong way on the motorway. His colleagues had to come and rescue him (he's a police officer) but luckily there was no one else involved and apart from being a little shaken, he was fine. Phew.

Joe's just puked everywhere. He seems fine in himself. Hopefully that's the end of itconfused.

I've finally d/l the MN app. It's not easy to reply because you can't see the messages already posted. Dodgy memory doesn't help.

Oh, I had my blood results yesterday and there were no abnormalities other than slightly low B12. That rules out Lupus and Sarcoid and means no further testing is required. Diagnosis is Fibromyalgia brought on by a lingering virus (caused the Bell's Palsy, Labrynthitis etc.) and combined with my losing my friend, stress of planning the wedding blah blah. Gradually feeling better.
Lots of love to all.

Mibbes If you're reading then please know you've been in my thoughts. Xxx

BuddhaBellyXmasBaubles Thu 15-Dec-11 17:12:09

moomin is that the one with the panda? If so E's not a fan so only seen it once I think. Sounds as if you've had a hectic few days. Hopefully mum will recover soon and thank goodness your brother was ok must have been scary before you got hold of him. Glad you have eventually got a final diagnosis it's been dragging on so long now. Are you doing any physio yet?
nemo did you confess to eating all the lunch?

Just back from doctors with E yet another ear infection in both ears sad did hope we were done with these for a bit but obviously not!

PickledMoomin Thu 15-Dec-11 17:34:21

Poor E. Hope he's feeling better soon.

L has appointment with her kidney consultant tomorrow. Snow forecast overnight so that should be fun...

BuddhaBellyXmasBaubles Thu 15-Dec-11 20:22:49

Good luck L for tomorrow smile

gomurray Thu 15-Dec-11 22:04:51

Hey ladies, good to read your chat. It is such a blast from the past to read all of your news smile and Nemo is right, I am more than happy to read your posts and have a wee laugh at your babble - no need at all to feel bad for getting on with life.

Things are going well here actually - forced myself to have some friends round so have opened up and told my 'story' to quite a few people now which has been a great help. This whole horrible situation has had 2 very positive outcomes so far - it has brought DP and I far closer (not that we had any issues, we were just living quite 'separately' sometimes and not communicating as much as we should) and also it has made me realise what amazing friends I have. Not a day goes bu without at least 5-10 texts from well-wishing friends letting me know I am in their thoughts and that they are happy to help out in any way they can. I am so blessed and these people include you lot - it is so lovely that even after all of this time you are all here and care so much - it means a lot to me.
Sadly found out today that one of my lovliest, closest friends has lost her baby too - baby measured 6 weeks at 12 weeks scan - sadly they cannot be sure that baby not viable until 2 weeks so she has to wait for confirmation via a 2nd scan just after xmas sad. She knows the baby has died, so it is just torture having to wait over xmas to find out or miscarry. It just feels like the shit has well and truly hit the fan this week sad.

Anyway, on other subjects LOL at Nemo scoffing all of the yummy lunch ! Sounds like some time off work is just what the doctor ordered. You know better than most that you need to take good care of yourself and your little bubba in there - work can wait.
Turk no sympathy from here either - it is baltic in Scotland !
Moomin what a day you had ! So glad your brother is ok, and I really hope your mum gets better soon. You have really been through the mill these past couple of years, I have followed your progress on FB and often smile when I remember we were once cycle buddies wink. I am so glad you have a complete diagnosis (although I have no idea what it means), at least you can now deal with a known quantity. Your kids are both absolutely gorgeous - I love seeing your photos on FB. Hope L ok tomorrow and snow doesn't mess things up.
Could someone provide me a with a crib sheet (via FB) - am struggling with some of the new names ?...

Thanks everyone else for your thoughts and kind words. Each day things seem easier (I am surprised by how quickly I have seen progress). Don't get me wrong, one message/trigger and I am in floods but for the mostpart I am able to function 'normally' which was not the case earlier in the week. I am quite a logical and rational person - not overly emotional usually - so I think this is just my way of dealing with it. I have been keeping busy while trying not to overdo it.

Look forward to reading your chat ladies and who knows, sometime next year maybe I'll be TTC with you ladies again (well not actually TTC with you, that would be wierd and tricky wink, but YKWIM)

CaptainNemo Thu 15-Dec-11 22:52:27

Murray I love that aftereverything you have been through you are still able to come on here and make us smile! Just brilliant. Am so glad you're doing ok.

Moomin good luck for tomorrow with L, hope the appointment goes well and that the journey getting there and home again isn't too stressful either. So scary about your brother, your poor mum! And poor you! Glad he was ok.

Sorry can't post properly, am actually working tomorrow shock and have been feeling dog rough all day so really need to go to bed now...

Had my 1st mw app today. Was quite stressful but went well in the end. Glad I went.

Does know if the others are likely to show up? I don't think Georgie uses mn any more, does anyone know about CriCri and those other 2 reprobates whose nicknames I've temporarily forgotten? Am with Murray on the need for a crib sheet!

One last thing. DH is working until 3pm on sat. I have a friend coming over at 2pm but until then it's just me and DD. Has anyone got any top entertainment ideas for an active 2 YO and her nauseas (sp?!) mummy? Preferably something that won't entail me being cold for too long, though am not doing soft play, too many germs this close to christmas! (Though am aware of how pathetic that sounds!)

night animals xx

PickledMoomin Fri 16-Dec-11 07:19:25

I just can't get used to not calling you Mibbes. It's too difficult grin.
Thanks for posting. I've been worrying about you lots. You did a brave but very important thing seeing friends. Xxx

Captain Hope work goes well. I suggest a day of DVDs with T. It is Christmas wink.

No snow! Think the LOs are disappointed but should make our hospital trip easier.

I'm going out with a group of mums from school tonight. Should be fun (providing J's stopped being sick by then!

Turkelton Fri 16-Dec-11 07:43:55

Gomurray Great to hear from you, you are still in my thoughts here, glad to hear you are doing ok xxxx

Nemo Messy painting normally does the job with my two delinquents darlings. Tends to be the messier the better, I normally stick on a disposable table cloth, sponges, paint, water, mess and more mess grin Glad the mw appointment went well and hope the sickness gets better soon.

Budda Feeling your pain with E's ear infection, A is the sufferer in this house though hasn't had one in ages and is now making up for it with a real nasty bugger of a one sad Nil by mouth for 3 days - not good. Though thankfully she is on the mend (hopefully) now. Hope E is feeling much better in time for Santa smile

Moomin Wow - sounds like a very eventful few days for you! Glad to hear your brother is ok, can't imagine what an awful fright you must have gotten. Hope your mam recovers soon. Glad to hear you are on the mend too oh and hope Joe is ok xxx

Cake Good to hear the lupus is under control. Fingers crossed everything goes well for you now smile

Am not going to mention the heat at all wink Twin 1 is out playing in the garden, twin 2 has turned into a telly addict this last few days.

Mummylimited Sat 17-Dec-11 07:23:38

We had an interesting Friday evening. N stood up on one of our kitchen stools & fell off onto our tiled floor. Made a horrid yelping noise and wasnt settling. Off to A&E where they x-rayed him, but can't tell if it's broken. So, he's in plaster until we go to Fracture clinic on Monday. sad

He's been a trooper but had an awkward & unsettled night. Sofa time & Father Christmas today.

Nemo I was totally knackered & sick for the first few months of my last pg, so totally understand. If Dvd's are tolerated I'd go with that. We started films at about that stage. I always felt guilty but think its just the beginning of having to think about 2 instead of 1.

Gomurray You sound as if you're doing really well. Veering between sadness & normality sounds totally healthy to me. So glad that it has bought some positives with it. So sad for your friend too. Hopefully you can support each other.

I also need a crib sheet

PickledMoomin Sat 17-Dec-11 14:04:11

I'm not feeling very clever today. Drank too much wine and now paying for it. Bleugh!

BuddhaBellyXmasBaubles Sat 17-Dec-11 20:59:53

moomin snap as you know I've been suffering too! Red wine = ouchy head grin
mummy poor N although the pic on FB looks like he's not too bothered!
nemo what did you decide to do with T after?

BuddhaBellyXmasBaubles Sat 17-Dec-11 21:05:55

murray thanks for letting us know how you're getting on. Glad to hear you have opened up to some of your friends it sounds like you have a good support network which is invaluable at times like these x
turkleton E's ears are better thanks how are things in your household?

PickledMoomin Mon 19-Dec-11 08:45:00

Murray Have have you been since you last posted? X

It's so cold this morning. L is in school until tomorrow but D has broken up. Think I'd prefer it the other way roundgrin.

PickledMoomin Mon 19-Dec-11 08:46:18

Mummylimited How is lovely little N? Let us know how you get on today

PickledMoomin Mon 19-Dec-11 08:47:49

Nemo How has your weekend been? Hope you're not feeling too unwell and have found some time to rest!

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