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March 2010 - Our Terrific Terrible Twos will be big siblings

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PacificDogwood Fri 10-Feb-12 22:44:19

I hope nobody minds, but I went and started a new thread blush.

Sorry, headgirls!


scooby26 Mon 31-Dec-12 23:22:00

Happy new year all! The year our 'babies' turn 3!!


Life a bit busy as mo- back working full time to save up for maternity leave for no2- due 24 may so nearly 20 weeks gone already- anomaly scan next week- eek hope all ok.

Hoping our house move goes to plan-have a buyer and a new house- if all goes to plan ( daren't hope as house moves always fraught with upset ;-) ) then should be moving in next 2-6 weeks!

Hope u all have a fab 2013- and a bit quieter than mine looks like being!!

simplysarahandco Tue 01-Jan-13 18:52:51

happy new year to all you mmm x x x
how are these littlies turning three already! scary isnt itx

Hope u have all had great christmas's and new years x

Our christmas has been lovely very relaxing even with a house full x nye was some what of a disapointment, we had friends coming over who cancelled last minute do eneded up just me and dh and a box of choccies! smile

Take care everyone x much love to you all x

RubyLovesMayMay Mon 07-Jan-13 23:02:27

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year to one and all.

I've been lurking but been a bit rubbish at staying in touch...

Will try and summarise the last few months so as not to bore you all to death:

We moved back to Leeds at the end of October, DH hasn't found a new job here yet so stays at his Mums in the week and just comes up at weekends sad, not long after we moved I broke my thumb, ridiculous car related incident, don't ask! Got a new car after said ridiculous incident but couldn't drive it for a while. So having to deal with the two kids on my own in the week with only one fully functioning hand (my writing hand at that) and no car was a bit tough but all seems well now, my thumb bends again now and the kids didn't re-break it!

My Mum got diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas, had an op on New Years Eve so waiting for news if the op was successful, one of her best friends who also had cancer died on Christmas Day so its been quite an emotional Christmas this year. We still all had a good Christmas though, 17 of us on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We're all trying to keep as positive as possible and just get on with it really...

My Maternity leave is officially over (nooooooo!), the job hunting has begun. Though I've not actually got much Child Care for the kids sorted yet hmm, Amaya goes to the nursery my sister works at one day a week and loves it.

MMM news:
Amaya is such a little madam, in a good way mostly but my God she is stubborn just like me at the moment she wont do anything (eg: shower, get dressed) unless "Daddy does it" which just suits me fine grin

I must admit Amaya has relapsed with the potty training blush <bad mum emoticon> with everything that's been going on recently its become a bit a lot erratic. Her eating hasn't improved either and still only eats about 5 things. Its a bit groundhog-dayish trying her to get her to eat new things but one day it might stick (possibly...maybe...)

She is however, a DREAM when it comes to bed time (which is handy because her brother is a nightmare) she tells me she's tired and sometimes just takes herself off to bed and I don't hear a peep out of her till morning. Ezra on the other hand, grrrr!!!

Anyways, I'm rambling (I was supposed to be summarising!). Hope everyone is well.


simplysarahandco Tue 08-Jan-13 13:34:08

Oh Ruby.

so sorry to hear your sad news, i hope your mums op was a sucess and the docs rid her of the cancer x must be hard for her,after loosing her frind too x sad

Hope your ok too .

Stubbourn sums up all three of mine brood! arggggghhh battle of wills many times here!

All good though, busy busy,

Hope ur dh get a job and moves back home soon .

Take care all

PS_ im back on the shred! ahahahha

evitas Fri 11-Jan-13 21:12:07

Oh Ruby so sorry to hear about your mum. My mum has also been diagnosed (2nd time in 3 years sad) with breast cancer. she had anther surgery and she is now doing chemo, which has been a bit tough. Christmas was very emotional for us as well.
Stay positive and remember that the cure of breast cancer is very high!
Good luck for the job hunting!


RubyLovesMayMay Fri 01-Feb-13 17:35:52

Pinch, punch 1st of the month, everybody! grin

Hope everyone is well, didn't mean to be so doom and gloom in my previous post, things are looking better Chez RubyLovesMayMay. Mums op well, she starts chemo on Wednesday but by all account they removed what they needed to, so fingers are still crossed but she's doing just fine, thanks for the well wishes Sarah and Evitas

Also I GOT A JOB!!! grin grin grin
Working 3 days a week at the Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic doing Clerical/Reception. Really chuffed, just need to sort out some child care....

Speaking of child care, Amaya has been with her Dad all week at MIL's, I've really missed her but they're on their way back as we speak. According to her Brummie family, she's got quite a Yorkshire accent thats my girl

potty training has been going okay too, takes herself off to the potty without me and hardly any accidents, still got a way to go though.

Ezra has started to sleep through now, except on a weekend when DH is home doing the night shifts thats my boy grin

Starting to think about Amaya 3rd birthday party already, can't believe how quick it has cone around, I want to be organised.

Hows everyone else, and their little ones/bumps?

simplysarahandco Mon 04-Feb-13 20:14:34

Ruby, so glad to hear your mums doing well x hope she makes a full and speedy recovery. x

Well done on the job, x fab news, hope you sort some childcare too, x

All good here, birthday madness in full swing, mike, me and harry have had ours, Rosie turns 5 on thurs and then Elliott 3 on the 19! what happend to the babies we had?????

Anyone got anything nice planned for the little ones???

Quiet again in here, hope your all well and those who are lurking come say hi x x x x

evitas Wed 06-Feb-13 10:39:55

Hi all,

I hope everyone is doing well.
I had to come and say hi today - Vincent is 3 today!

We started the day with a big tantrum confused but he was happier when i left him at nursery.


FlipFantasia Wed 06-Feb-13 21:46:52

Evitas happy birthday to Vincent! Our first MMM baby is 3 shock. Hope you've had a lovely day (tantrum notwithstanding!). So sorry to hear your mother is facing breast cancer for the 2nd time sad. I hope she responds really well to treatment hugs

Ruby also sorry to hear your mum has breast cancer too. Hope the treatment continues to go well and hugs to you too.

Big waves to everyone else. DD is 10 months old and crawling everywhere! Currently eating her brother's playdough...DS is thriving - shot up like a bean stalk recently and suddenly seems much more grown up...maybe cause the potty training is now cracked? Though any tips on how to transition from the potty to the actual toilet would be very welcome!

simplysarahandco Wed 06-Feb-13 21:50:42

happy 3rd birthday Vincent x x x

Bulletproofmum Mon 11-Feb-13 17:17:41

Hello all and happy brithday to the first fo the babies to turn three.

My life hasn't been the easiest - think I popped in and told you about my DDs horrid accident (50% burns - full story available on separate posts). She's doing very well.

DH moved out last week - but more my decision so whilst fearful fo the future feeling pretty good! Three kids, full time job and no husband - bring it on!!

simplysarahandco Mon 11-Feb-13 19:19:39

Sorry to hear you and your DH have seperated, however you sound so up beat, and ready for the challenge x
Hope your okx x x x

Glad to hear your dd is doing well x x x x

Bulletproofmum Tue 12-Feb-13 10:43:54

Yep thanks - she certainly isn't like most nearly three year olds. apparently at nursery last week she was bandaging her friends. More administering her tender care she was offering them some morphine!

carcassonne Wed 13-Feb-13 15:45:24

(squiggleywiggler on a name change)

BPM sounds like you are feeling positive about the future despite having has such a tumultuous time. So glad DD is doing well.

Happy belated birthday Vincent. Sof is 3 next week - how are birthday preps going Sarah? We share a 3rd b'day don't we?

DD is a riot at the mo. Finally sleeping a bit better - not through the night every night, but generally better and so funny. She never stops talking and some of the things she says. I found her explaining to her little friend that 'some ladies have babies in their tummies. My mummy helps them and the mans give them a relaxing bath and a cuddle so it isn't too hurty and then they get in the birth ooool [pool] and the baby comes out of their bottoms and everyone laughs.'!! Joys of being a doula's daughter.

I'm now 6 weeks pregnant and feeling excited about no 2 if only someone would tell me how on earth to do it. Not many know in RL so mum's [not] the word on FB etc.

Ruby glad to hear things are going well with your mum.

evitas Fri 15-Feb-13 10:07:31

Hello from sunny Portugal

Thanks everyone.

BPM my parents divorced when I was 3. I think it was the best thing that happened to my mum. Have you got any family firends nearby to help you? Stay strong. Glad your DD is doing well.

ruby hurray for the job!

carcassone congratulations! Fantastic news :-)

I hope everyone is doing well.

simplysarahandco Fri 15-Feb-13 20:24:37

carcc- we most certainly do share a birthday, 19th feb, mickey mouse cake to be made, presents bought (mickey mouse and fireman sam) all good, how bout your plans> ? Congrats on the pregnancy- fab news x x x smile smile

You dd sounds very amusing x x x xsmile

Hi evitas x x how r u ?

evitas Wed 20-Feb-13 23:43:41

Happy Birthday to ssararhandco and carcassonne's little ones. I hope they had a great day.

I am well, thanks ssararhandco. Just very busy and trying to balance full time job and family.


Arcadie Thu 07-Mar-13 13:42:16

Happy birthday in absentia to IWCAS - we miss you, but it's lovely to "see" your little beauty on FB and to Earnest's little girl too - (I think that's your current name change) Anyhooooo I don't come on here much but this time of year obviously makes me remember back to 3 years ago with a little lump in my throat at the daily/hourly check to see who'd had the next baby. And now they're turning THREE!!!! Beeee-limey.

simplysarahandco Sun 10-Mar-13 11:17:33

Her RKD!!!!! fab to 'see' you on here, can not belive three years have passed so fast!

Happy mothers day ladies x x x xhope you are all haveing a relaxing day x x x x

EarnestDullard Tue 12-Mar-13 14:11:29

Gah, I've been rubbish at keeping up with the birthdays this year. Having a 2nd DC makes me wonder what I did with all my time when I only had one silly question, I was on MN most of the time grin And as for those of you with three or more, you must be positively superhuman.

I can't quite believe it's been 3+ years since we all started this journey with our little ones. They'll be at school before we know it. Where does the time go?

Huge congrats carcassonne, wonderful news, hope you're feeling well.

Sorry to hear about your Mum Ruby, I hope she's still improving.

BPM Gosh, life is certainly throwing it all at you. I hope you've got lots of support, sounds like you're coping fabulously though.

Gotta go, baby is waking up. We've just started solids. Lots of fun (and mess!). Love to all x

MummyPig24 Sun 31-Mar-13 02:08:11

Hi everyone. Can I join in? Fairly new to mn, didn't know these boards existed. I have a daughter, born 16.03.2010, can't believe she has hit the big 3! I also have a son who is 5.

Arcadie Mon 01-Apr-13 09:46:51

Happy birthday to Phulldia... Octopod cake made. Presents about to be opened. Mummy pig, you're very welcome to join us, but we don't post much these days.

simplysarahandco Tue 02-Apr-13 12:06:21

RKD, hope you guys had a fab time celebrating the big 3!!!!!!! cant believe were thru the birthday month already.

Welcome mummy pig, its very quiet here these days x x x x

scooby26 Sun 02-Jun-13 09:07:22


DS2 arrived via water birth last Friday- a whopping 9lb 12!

All well x

Arcadie Tue 04-Jun-13 22:45:02

SCOOBY!!!! Massive congratulations to you and envy at the snuggly newborn you get to have cuddles with! Hurrrrrrray!!

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