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PickledMoomin Wed 29-May-13 22:21:46

There ya go.

Not a very carefully thought out title but 999 posts calls for action!

NoMoreMarbles Wed 30-Apr-14 13:54:50

Hi Bhudda smile

Sorry you are suffering with your back again! hope it feels better soon x

Nowt new here except S has his perm contract in work which means pay rise and paid holidays!! yay!! other than that...same old same old!

How is everyone else getting on?

BuddhaBelly Sun 27-Apr-14 07:43:12

Helllooooo grin Thought I'd add one for April grin

How are we all?
My back is crap again (2nd time this year) so I've got time on my hands for a change wink Can't even craft at the moment.

Anyone got anything to share? Wanna chat?

NoMoreMarbles Sun 16-Mar-14 15:43:41


PickledMoomin Thu 13-Mar-14 22:13:19


gomurray Tue 04-Mar-14 21:04:24

Woohooo massive congratulations Mummy grin. I hope you are enjoying these first precious days with your gorgeous wee girl smile. I love that you are staying in bed and just staring at her - why not ?! best thing to do. Keep the FB pics coming xx

PickledMoomin Wed 19-Feb-14 21:54:00

I haven't been lurking either, sorry!

Murray- you know j is dairy/soya free? He had constant sickness and diarrhoea as a baby but his allergy wasn't diagnosed for a while. Let me know if I can help.

Bhudda- havent heard from you in ages. Sorry you're having a difficult time. I'm not a specialist but my gut instinct is that it's better to have an idea of what's going on so that you can put the right steps into place. Is there a transition from his nursery to school?

Mummy-Edd is almost here. Try and put your feet up this week.

J's tests showed inflammation in his bowel. Thyroid still dodgy plus he's anaemic. Still has dairy allergy but no coeliac. Next step is likely to be a totally free from diet and then begin to add food groups in. Dreading it.

Mummylimited Sun 16-Feb-14 14:37:33

Hello ladies

I haven't even been lurking for ages. Busy, addicted to Twitter etc wink
I have just downloaded the MN app. Lets see if it's any good!

Due date on the 25th. Currently nesting like mad and trying to rest. Thank goodness it's half term this week and D is home. There were some questions over position of baby and the growth, so had a scan a couple of weeks ago. All fine, so still hoping for a home birth. Hence the mad cleaning and nesting.

Buddha sorry you're struggling with E. I have to say, even though I don't think N is on the spectrum, he is a big challenge. Totally different to his brother. My gut would be to try and get him assessed before school. If he is on the spectrum, then you'll already be geared up to see the SENCO and work with his teachers. Have you read The Incredible Years? I found it really useful and dip into it quite often. I don't use all the advice, for instance we don't do Time out, but I find it really good for how I react to him, which helps loads.

murray YES, we need more photos please. Your boys are gorgeous and glad it's going well. Cluster feeding is a bit exhausting though. I'm thinking 2 weeks of early nights will set me up, yes? wink

I promise to be back a bit sooner this time and to catch up on what's going on with all of you xxx

BuddhaBelly Sat 15-Feb-14 08:50:44

Murray I've been meeting with their new Senco re Ewan's behaviour and he says that he thinks he could possibly be on the autistic spectrum. He said he's not there to diagnose but he ticks a number of boxes regarding it. They won't get an assessment done between now and school which he starts in September apparently due to time?? Not sure whether to go through gp or wait to see if school picks anything up. I have to say I wasn't surprised when he said as I've had my suspicions but with no one to compare too I didn't know what was just 'E' or something else.
Glad to hear E is enjoying his big brother role grin We need some new pics on FB please smile

Where's everyone else?

gomurray Wed 12-Feb-14 22:32:40

Hey ladies - how are you all ?

Buddha, hope things are looking up for you mrs, sounds like you are having a rough ride at the moment. What is going on with E and flags raised by nursery ?

Moomin - how is wee J doing ? Is divorce complete ? Love FB pics of your pup - CUTE !

Marbles - how are you doing my dear ? How is S doing with her weight loss How is her health at the moment ?

Mummy - you had a baby yet ? Anyone heard ?...

All good here - A is super vomiting baby. He is gaining weight quickly and not distressed so not a big worry, just a total pain when he pukes everywhere. I have been off dairy and it has helped heaps, however yesterday started on soya yoghurt and today has been AWFUL - he has been projectiling all over the place - now suspect he also has a reaction of some sort to soya - argrghh ! Just done 4 loads of washing and still have bedclothes incl duvet to do sad. Other than that he is a wee charmer and doing really well smile. I am loving being mum of 2 - E adores his wee brother which is just lovely.

BuddhaBelly Tue 04-Feb-14 16:35:02

Moomin Good luck with divorce. How did J's tests go? Any results yet?

Murray Loving the photos on FB of A. How's being a mother of two suiting you? grin

Marbles Are you feeling better after your op? How's S?

I've been struggling for the last couple of weeks, my scoliosis is causing me hip pain which means limited mobility and sleep hmm Fallout with my parents re disciplining E and also nursery have raised flags that E may have autistic tendencies. So it's been a stressful start to the year, but still smiling gringrin

PickledMoomin Sat 25-Jan-14 16:10:41

So sorry I haven't been posting or lurking. Life is so busy with work, the kids, the kids' activities etc. And it just got busier with the new pup. Like I needed more to do grin

All fine here. Went to see a solicitor re divorce. Hoping it's straightforward and doesn't take too long.

J having lots of tests next Thursday. His tummy is so unhappy.

So pleased to hear bf is going well Murray. And wow! What a sleeper he is! Long may is last.

How is S's health Marbles? Have you recovered fully from op? Your new DN looks adorable. Bet S is made up.

Where are you hiding Bhudda? You've been very quiet!!

I think Mummy is off having a nice break (have a peek at her FB or twitter)

gomurray Fri 17-Jan-14 22:50:48

Hello ladies ! Apologies for absence. I rarely get onto the laptop now as A tends to cluster feed in the evenings from 5/6-11pm so I am rarely off the sofa and cannot do both at once ! He is in bed now, so I'd better follow soon to maximise my sleep. Anyway, all going really well, he is still only up once through the night from 11pm-8am. BF going really well too which is such a relief after E (BF was horrendous). Have been at baby classes or out walking all day (only housework to come home to and I am not on mat leave to do that !!!!)

So, sounds as if we have 2 wee boys off to school this year - arrghh ! I have to say I was dreading it but E adores it and I got used to the "time off" very quickly wink. Buddha I know that your E is very clever so will probably thrive at school with more challenge, that said it may all be a bit easy for him as my E is finding P1 very easy, but loving it all the same. Moomin, I'm sure wee J is a bright button too and will love it. Are they excited about starting school ?

Marbles, how is S doing ? How is her weight loss (and yours ?..) Hope all well with you all xx

Saw pics of Mummy on FB - her bump looks fab. where are you Mummy ??...

NoMoreMarbles Thu 16-Jan-14 13:21:25

Hi Ladies smile

hope everyone is doing well smile

Im the same as always but healthier now minus a gall bladder!wink

no progress on the TTC front as usual but DH and i are giving it good welly this cycle!

im going to make a concerted effort to pop in more often as i have neglected you guys a bit and slept too much! blush

but for now here is some cake and brew smile

BuddhaBelly Fri 10-Jan-14 09:15:45

Moomin Fingers crossed for Js place, and looks like things are moving forward with his appointments too. Such a shame D is being a nightmare, I just don't get mens ability to take or leave parenthood. My mum and dad split when I was 2 and he had nothing to do with me, I always wondered how he could just walk away after being a "dad" for two years but unfortunately it seems quite common. I couldn't imagine leaving E, I know you feel the same shockangry

PickledMoomin Tue 07-Jan-14 22:10:24

I've only applied for one school for J. He's been on the independent school list for a while now (for nursery) but still hasn't been offered a place. Really hoping he'll get a place in one school or the other- hopefully the state one.

He had an appointment today. Update on FB. Feels like progress.

D hardly seen them over Xmas. At the end of my tether and getting angry with him lots. He regularly says he'll have them that day- no you won't, we have plans. He needs to pull his finger out.

Christmas and NY lovely. Had a nice break too. All back to normal now!

BuddhaBelly Tue 07-Jan-14 20:57:55

None really, just thought I'd see who was out there!
I started my school visits this week prior to putting my choices in, seems weird E starting school. God knows how he's going to cope! shock
How are you?

PickledMoomin Tue 07-Jan-14 20:34:18

Just spied you in active convos. I'm lurking!
What's the goss?

BuddhaBelly Tue 07-Jan-14 20:31:18

Tumbleweed .........

BuddhaBelly Wed 01-Jan-14 09:09:35

Murray How was A's first christmas? More importantly what's it like being a mother of two?

Looks like this thread is slowly disappearing sad

BuddhaBelly Wed 01-Jan-14 09:08:08

Happy new year ladies grin

gomurray Fri 27-Dec-13 17:19:50

Merry Christmas to you all xxxx

BuddhaBelly Wed 25-Dec-13 16:52:02

Happy christmas lovely ladies gringrin

gomurray Sun 22-Dec-13 19:04:47

Hello ladies. All going well here. A is a wee darling, sleeps well, feeds well and is really contented... so far ! E adores his wee brother - always up for a cuddle and helping out.

Buddha, so sorry to hear that announcements are bringing your situation to the fore and bringing you down. You know we are here to listen any time. Good luck with assessment of E. We had some worries about E just before A was born - acting really strangely - signs of childhood OCD (not in a cleaning hands way). He seems to be better now but I am keeping a close eye as it seems he is more affected emotionally by things than I'd realised. It is such a worry, these kids !

Marbles, I seem to have missed that you had an op - glad you are on the mend, when you back to work ? At least it is the festive season so lots of relaxing to help you heal.

Are we all set fro Xmas ? I have been for weeks which no doubt means I'll remember something I've completely forgotten in the next day and be in major panic mode ! Just enjoying my boys and looking forward to a happy Christmas this year grin

NoMoreMarbles Sun 22-Dec-13 18:25:22

Hi buddhasmile

I'm recovering slowly thankssmile still tired out very easily and the wound in my belly button is refusing to heal properly but otherwise I'm okgrin

So sorry you have had the announcement from your work colleague to deal withsad I know the feeling of still being at square one very well sadly sad I'm here on the first square if u need to vent {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Hi to everyone elsesmile

BuddhaBelly Sun 22-Dec-13 07:44:19

Marbles grin How are you? Still recovering from op? Come back and chat, that's an order wink
Moomin All ready for christmas?
Murray Enjoying all those newborn snuggles?

I had a meeting with the new senco at nursery last week as I wanted advice re Es anger issues, he seems to think it would be worth getting him an assessment in the new year as he feels that he may have some autistic tendencies. shock Might explain a few things but then again there may be nothing and he is just a little bugger wink
I thought I'd got my head around the probability that we won't get pg again but an announcement from a work colleague who literally said I'm going to get pg next month and did shook me a bit. Also the 3 friends who have been on mat leave start back at work in January and all I can think is that they all started ttc after me, got pg, had a baby and had a year off work and I'm still at square one sadenvysad
But on a happier note Happy Christmas to you all, thanks for being there and listening to my woes, offering support and posting!! gringrin

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