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July 2010:Our actions get dafter, all for the reward of giggles and laughter!

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kkfairybrains Sun 28-Nov-10 13:55:16

new thread! thanks once again to spireal for the name!

stac14 Sun 28-Nov-10 14:40:21

thanks kk x

WhatSheSaid Sun 28-Nov-10 17:09:23

just posting to get on my Threads I'm On

MyLifeIsChaotic Sun 28-Nov-10 17:15:10

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DesperateHousewife21 Sun 28-Nov-10 21:18:11

Marking my place

DesperateHousewife21 Mon 29-Nov-10 09:29:15

mlic I love your wedding dress its really lovely

Dylan was in with me again the whole night, he wouldnt stay asleep in his cot, DP and I both tried about 5 times but it was starting to annoy me in the end.
I think he may have a little cold or something, hes got a runny nose.

Might take him for a walk this morning, it rained last night instead of the snow which was forcast, which Im glad about I hate driving in snow.
Then this afternoon Ive got the 20s group, I hope more people come to it eventually though as I dont really feel I 'connect' with anyone there, prob me being snobby though!

DesperateHousewife21 Mon 29-Nov-10 09:55:28

OMG does anyone watch The Wright Stuff on channel 5? Its on now, Ive never watched it before but I assume it is on every weekday morning.

They were discussing breastfeeding and about mothers being allowed time off work to breastfeed etc, the woman was saying how it can take hours to breastfeed and it can be very hard at times.
The bloody presenter (who I think is a pretencious dick) just said "dont do it then"
I dont usually take much notice of what is said on tv its all pretty rubbish but I had to email in.
What a complete twat.

Woodlands Mon 29-Nov-10 10:06:58

I got so fed up last night trying to get J to sleep - i ended up swearing at him and leaving the room. i am a bad mum. DH took over for a while (as MIL did the previous night) but it's no good, he won't go to sleep without the boob, and I repeatedly feed him to sleep in my arms, put him down, and he wakes up - either immediately or after anything up to half an hour. He must have done that 15 times last night between 7pm when I started and 11.30pm when he finally went off. It is just soooo frustrating. Then he wakes an absolute max of every three hours - not sure what has happened to the baby who used to sleep 7-8 hours at a stretch. I hate the sleep regression!

He is still asleep now and I want to go to sing and rhyme at the library which starts in 25 mins...

memphis83 Mon 29-Nov-10 10:13:51

morning ladies, well we had a better night than expected had to put his dummy in a few times and he was crying in his sleep a bit but didnt wake til 4. he has a horrible cough bless him! but hes still smiling!
mlic what a beautiful dress! you look like a real princess!!
well im meeting mum in town in an hour to try and get the last 2 presents i need to get and to help mum with hers! dreading driving in the snow!
dh maybe he didnt mean it in that way??? hours of cluster feeding, feeding every 2 hours, i really take my hat off to you all! men wouldnt be able to cope with it (but im slightly ashamed that i dont think i could either) i think its a good idea that they are planning on feeding rooms at work, but if it takes hours people (by people i mean MEN) would moan about them spending half the day pumping, i used to work in a place where smokers expected a 5 mins here and there but the non smokers moaned like world war 3 was about to kick off!!

Needle Mon 29-Nov-10 10:22:24

<Saunters in trying to look nonchalant>

Morning Ladies.

I'm so sorry for my prolonged absence, and thank you so much to everyone whochecked up on me, it really meant a lot to know that there were people genuinely concerned about us. I wish we all lived nearer!

I've basically had a crazy month, some good, some bad. Gwen suddenly went from sleeping through to waking four times a night, utterly ravenous, and refusing to be put down during the day, so I was walking around like a zombie for a few weeks desperately trying to get everything done one handed. On the plus side, the baby does appear to be eating my belly, so the insatiable appetite is having some positives.

Argh. Just typed a massive post only for Gwen (who is sitting in my lap) to reach out and delete the whole thing. Clearly she is a genius.

Gwen, who is 18wks today, has doubled in size over the last few weeks. She's now rolling f-b and b-f, grabbing her feet and almost sitting without support. She's also properly reaching out for things- she grabbed a handful of pasta from my bowl the other day, and was going for the mouth, but i managed to catch her. She's really teathing- Sophie la Giraffe is bearing the brunt of it, but there are a lot of chewed fingers in this house.

As far as things go, i'm starting to feel a little more human. I went along to the Pimlico baby group, and they seemed really nice. i've not made any friends exactly yet, but i certainly feel like I could if i keep going. Hal and I took Gwen to a friend's Thanksgiving party on Saturday, and had a lovely evening and yesterday we had an actual dinner, in an actual restaurant, with real people. they looked at the pram like it was a landrover, but once H insisted that it could be accomodated if they would let us in they relaxed a little, and Gwen was very well behaved through dinner, sitting up in the pram and making eyes at other diners. So, all in all I'm staring to feel like I'm getting back on track.

The house is a nightmare though, I'm trying to be patient for DH's sake, as I know how stressed he is with work, but we've still got no heating, and no curtains, and in a place this big, with huge rooms, high ceilings and big windows, most days it's too cold to do anything. i get dressed and huddle in my dressing gown with the hobs on to try and keep warm. A load of laundry takes a full week to dry, it's so cold. I've tried explaining to DH that the reason nothing is getting done is the cold, but he doesn't seem to get it.

Anyway. Please excuse me if I'm not fully up to date on everyone's gossip. There's just waaaay too much I've missed! Is there anything important i neeed to know?

MyLifeIsChaotic Mon 29-Nov-10 10:36:57

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Dylthan Mon 29-Nov-10 10:56:07

Hello everyone it's been a while since i was on here so I hope everyone us well.

Does your dh work on the snow ploughs mlic mine does he's been out ploughing 8pm - 8:30am the last two days and it's due to be the same for the rest of the week sad

it's making the night feeds by myself really hard, bethan is still getting up 3-4 times a night. The school is shut so I don't even get the 2.5 hrs break from Dylan when I put him to nursery.

So I have to keep a 3 yr old and a baby quite until 4:30 so as dh can sleep off his night shift and cope with everything by myself.

I'm really struggling my temper is getting shorter with the children and yesterday I just sat crying to myself sad sorry to unload all of this here I only ment to pop on and say hi but once I started I just couldn't stop typing.

stac14 Mon 29-Nov-10 11:52:24

welcome back ladies sorry you have been having a shitty time of it. Gwen is coming on leaps and bounds needles hopefully the house will be sorted soon, you's must be freezing

dylthan dont be silly thats what we're here for. It must be so hard luv

mlic what a crap night was hoping he'd have settled for you, we're in for the day too. Ds isnt at school

Go dh that guy on the wright stuff is a pompus arse its the best thing for baby and like memphis i doubt i'd have managed it either

memphis at least the wee man was more settled last night. Dp doesnt want me driving in case we get stranded, but its set to get worse here. Enjoy your shopping

MyLifeIsChaotic Mon 29-Nov-10 12:09:14

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Chulita Mon 29-Nov-10 14:59:59

Afternoon all!
needle good to have you back, G's the same age as S and she's doing way more than my lazy boy!
dylthan sorry it's difficult for you at the mo. S is still up 4-5 times a night and DD doesn't go to nursery so I'm often at the end of my tether. DH starts a week of night tonight so that's going to be fun...
mlic you looked gorgeous on your wedding day, lovely pics!
memphis sounds like your little boy has a wonderful personality. Hope his cough clears up soon.
dh hope D starts sleeping better for you soon.

Last night was one of those nights where it just never seems to end. Sam was up 5 times, DD's got this horrible 'honking' cough and was up twice. I didn't sleep between midnight and 3am just yo-yoing between the bedrooms and then S did his usual 'oh-no-its-been-over-60-mins-since-I-last-ate-I-th ink-I'm-dying-of-hunger' act til finally DH got him up at 7am. He seems incapable of going longer than 2 hours without feeding, we can push him to 3 if we're out and we tolerate screaming but honestly...he's 4 months old, he can go longer! The only time he will go longer (sometimes) is right at bedtime I can squeeze a 4 hour stint out maybe 3 times a week. During the night sometimes he only goes 40 mins and he wants more even if he's had a 30min feed. I feel so tied to him at the mo and completely drained...

MyLifeIsChaotic Mon 29-Nov-10 16:31:37

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Chulita Mon 29-Nov-10 16:50:55

mlic I'm so totally on the same carolsheet as you. I know I want at least one more but S is so demanding - I'm the same, I absolutely love him but don't much like him a lot of the time. He's a lot better now with the diet changes so he's not crying all the time but he has to be on me or asleep. He's just full-on, not sure how long it'll take me to get round to wanting to go through all this again...

Chulita Mon 29-Nov-10 16:54:44

and I bought my new nephew a snuggly pramsuit but I really, really like it. Would it be really bad if I kept it for S and gave them something secondhand else instead?

Chulita Mon 29-Nov-10 16:55:39

oh yes, and dd's got croup so it's going to be another brilliant night of laughs round mine tonight, especially since dh is on nights so he's just off to work now and won't be back til 8.30 tomorrow.

DesperateHousewife21 Mon 29-Nov-10 16:56:50

I cant imagine going through all this again but I suppose its different when there is a toddler and baby.
I really do want another as Ive always wanted 2 kids, I wish I could just have a 2 and 4 year old rather than having to go through the newborn stage again.

mlic I get like that too sometimes, I love him more than anything in the world but sometimes I feel like just shutting him in a room and leaving him for a while.
It feels horrible to even type it and I never would actually do it but I think its all down to the sleep deprivation as on the whole Dylan is such a good baby.

We were meant to do handprints at the 20s
group but Dylan fell asleep- typical.
I took him for a walk after but forgot his mittens so after 5 mins he starting screaming blue murder, he calmed down on the drive home.

Chulita Mon 29-Nov-10 17:02:11

oh yes, it's different alright...still, it's a phase. dd was awful at this age, in fact awful til about 10 months but it did get better. I just hope S doesn't take quite so long!

MyLifeIsChaotic Mon 29-Nov-10 17:08:01

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Woodlands Mon 29-Nov-10 17:11:29

glad it's not just me feeling fed up with it all today. i did just walk out on him last night and slam the door but at least i knew dh would go to him. i'm so tired and fed up, i want to sleep for a week, or at least for longer than 2.5 hours at a time.

everyone around me is going on at me to start weaning. it's beginning to knock my confidence in waiting till 6 months. i really don't think he's ready, and i don't think it would help him sleep longer. grr.

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