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April 2011 - Babies turning one, shopping to be done, toddling, tantrums and talking to come

(999 Posts)
Fraktal Fri 20-Apr-12 04:35:09

New stage, new thread!

brew wine biscuit whatever takes your fancy

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Fri 20-Apr-12 05:38:30

brew for me, up early today taking kids to a TedX event. I'm excited and nervous! (first trip I've organised!)

Nice shiny thread! grin

Starshaped Fri 20-Apr-12 06:46:51

brew for me too please. Am hoping DH will get his backside out of bed and
make me one while I feed P.

Good luck with the trip UBW smile

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 20-Apr-12 07:23:26

Morning ladies smile

Better sleep here, thank goodness!

Cyclebump Fri 20-Apr-12 07:27:32

<Lurks quietly while admiring shiny new thread>

JKSLtd Fri 20-Apr-12 07:40:28

New thread grin

brew for me at least I'm hoping DH brings me one soon as he was on early duty today after 4 mornings of my turn.

Happy Birthday to Mary today grin

(and possibly others Frak? But on phone will check list later)

Kittycatcat Fri 20-Apr-12 08:24:00

Happy birthday April babies.

Thanks for the lovely new thread frak

Enjoy your days ladies.

Kittycatcat Fri 20-Apr-12 08:33:55

Ps thanks ali

MrsWajs Fri 20-Apr-12 08:36:06

Morning all and happy birthday to Mary! smile

Nice new thread, thanks Frak

GlaikitFizzog Fri 20-Apr-12 10:29:44

MrsWajs you're back! Lovely whiney thread that doesn't take an age to load on my phone!

Happy birthday Mary! I bought B a wooden activity cube not an ELC one but similar, some clothes and books. I fear for what my parents have bought as mum seems to be out every day picking something else up! My sister is getting him some cars as that's what his favs thing is at the cm.

I have a feeling we mat need an extension to house everything!!

GlaikitFizzog Fri 20-Apr-12 10:30:19

Shiney not whiney

GsyPotatoPieEyed Fri 20-Apr-12 12:52:17

Nice Thread title Frak, I'll have a brew thanks.

What's TedX UBW confused

Happy birthday to M.

Right better go and get the pasta cooking before P wakes up and A starts climbing the kitchen counter to get to the biscuitbiscuit


(sorry the above was at DS request to "Put all the funny faces on mummy")

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 20-Apr-12 13:17:00

Happy Birthday Mary smile and any other babies that I haven't mentioned. Baby I's is a week today. I still haven't sorted anything .......

Hello Cycle and MrsW, nice to see you smile

I like the smilies GSY!

The sun is shining and ds2 is off to the IL's soon. What a good day grin

JKSLtd Fri 20-Apr-12 13:48:30

As far as presents go, we've given M £40 smile
She had a ride-on (pink) truck to open that we won in a Christmas raffle.
And a doll that I bought for her from ELC with some Christmas vouchers she had left. So not really any 'real' presents from us.

She loves cars too, especially holding 2 in one hand as she sees DS2 doing that all the time - he gets a bit clingy with some toys and clutches them to his chest whilst doing other stuff. So she thinks that's how you carry them smile

Had a nice playgroup this morning - they sing happy birthday with a candle & give out a toy so M was happy. Then went out for lunch with DH (who's working a short day from home today).
She's having a well-earned birthday nap, i've got baking in the oven smile

JKSLtd Fri 20-Apr-12 13:52:55

Oh and an updated list:

*1 Already*:
Gormers; 31, DD1, Eva Rose, 16/01 (27+4), 1lb13
JoEW; 36, DS1, Conor, 22/02 (31+2), 3lbs8
stuffedmk; 31, DC2, Thomas, 23/03 (38+2), 6lbs7
Poodle82; 28, DC1, Joshua, 24/03 (39+0), 7lbs8
LJB; DD2, Baby Girl, 26/03 (37+6), 6lbs15
Aprilmeadow; 29, DC4(DS5, DD3, DD1), Finn William Philip, 27/03 (39+3), 8lbs
Chillikat; Megan, 27/03, 7lbs1
Lowra; DC1, Amber, 27/03 (39+1), 5lbs7
Petalouda; 30, DC1, Felix, 28/03 (40+3), 8lbs8
Meg89; 21, ds2, Teddy Jack, 29/03 (39+2) 8lbs
Alibabaandthe40nappies; DC2(DS2), Thomas, 28/03 (40+2), 9lbs9
Ulysses; Anna, 30/03
PussinJimmyChoos; DS2, Yaseen, 7lbs13
Liv77; 33, DC2, Phoebe Lily Poppy, 31/03 (39+4), 6lbs1
Thaney; 33, DC1, Amelia Charlotte, 05/04 (40), 6lb2
Cyclebump; 28, DS1, Henry, 05/04 (40+1), 8lbs4
NotAnotherNewNappy; 33, DD2, Rosina Elsie, 06/04 (39+5), 7lbs5
BeetleBaby; 24, DS1, Samuel, 07/04 (40), weight?
rubybambini; 39, DD1, Kitty, 08/04 (40), 7lbs4 (3.3kg)
Jaylar; 36, DC2(DD2), Archer Ethan, 10/04 (39+1), 10lbs2.5
Kitstwins; 37, DC3, TwinDDs (4), 11/04 (40+5), weight?
Sassy20; 35, DD1, Lucy Isabel, 13/04 (40+7), 7lbs12.5
Daisy17; Seth, 13/04, 7lbs3
JenAT; 34, DD3 George David 16/04 (40+12) 8lbs11
Sats1977; 33, DC1, Oliver, 20/04 (39) 3 kg 800 g, 52 cms
Zafnoodles; 41, DS1, Jacob, 18/04, (40+16), 8lbs3
lucieloo; 29, DC1, George, 18/04 (41+1), 7lbs13
JKS; 36, DC3 (DS5 & DS4), Mary Jennifer, 20/04 (40+3), 9lbs8.5
Caramellokoalalover; 32, DC2 (DS2), Scarlett, 20/04 (40+3), weight?

*Nearly 1*:
Frak; 24, DC1, Marc, 21/04 (40+1), 8lbs4
AussieMum2Be; 33, DD1, Dylan-Indianna 21/04 (41+2), 3kg
JollySergeantJackrum; 25, DC1, Harris James, 21/04 (40+6), 8lbs3
Chipsahoynicki; 27, DC2, Isaac, 21/04 (39+5), weight?
beckie90; 20, DC2, Oliver Jack, 22/04 (40+5), 8lbs14.5
SaltedPretzels; 35, DC3 Amelia, 23/04 (41+4), weight?
MrsWajs; 28, DC1, Robyn Elizabeth Rose, 25/04 (40+1), 7lbs2
Natzer; April, 25/04, 7lb5
Tinwe; Hazel
Karoleann; 35, DS2 & DS4, Emily Catherine, 26/04 (40+5), 7lbs8
ecuse, 30, DD1, Joanna, 27/04 (40+8), Hackney, Homerton, 7lbs3
ILikeToMoveItMoveIt; 34, DC3, Ike, 28/04 (39+6), 11lbs2 <biggest April baby?>
LisMcA; 29, DC1 Blair Thomas, 30/04 (42), 8lbs1
Architien; 31, DC2 (DS1), Rose, 1/05 (41+1), weight?
CountScoutula; 33, DC1 Freda, 29/04 (41+ 2), 8lbs9
Trucha10; 37, DC1 Evan Robertson, 10/05 (40+17) 9ib2
Kittycatcat; 36, DC1 Samuel James, 11/05 81b6

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Fri 20-Apr-12 20:06:50

TedX is the local version of, it was fantastic!

Happy birthday to more babies!

AussieMum2Be Sat 21-Apr-12 14:14:04

My beautiful daughter Dylan-Indianna is 1 today !!!!!!!!! I'm sooooooo excited !!! This time last year my Epidural was finally kicking in !!!smile

Kittycatcat Sat 21-Apr-12 16:44:22

Happy birthday Dylan-indianna grin

JKSLtd Sat 21-Apr-12 20:41:35

Happy Birthday to:

Marc (Frak)
Dylan-Indianna (AussieMum2Be)
Harris James (JollySergeantJackrum)
Isaac (Chipsahoynicki)


Kittycatcat Sun 22-Apr-12 12:00:49

Measured for the cot ali and it is too big sad, but thanks for the sheets offer. Going to view the bassinette tomorrow grin

JKSLtd Sun 22-Apr-12 14:14:05

Happy Birthday to Oliver today smile

beckie90; 20, DC2, Oliver Jack, 22/04 (40+5), 8lbs14.5

Still waiting for their 1st birthday:
SaltedPretzels; 35, DC3 Amelia, 23/04
MrsWajs; 28, DC1, Robyn Elizabeth Rose, 25/04
Natzer; April, 25/04
Tinwe; Hazel, ?
Karoleann; 35, DS2 & DS4, Emily Catherine, 26/04
ecuse, 30, DD1, Joanna, 27/04
ILikeToMoveItMoveIt; 34, DC3, Ike, 28/04
LisMcA; 29, DC1 Blair Thomas, 30/04
CountScoutula; 33, DC1 Freda, 29/04
Architien; 31, DC2 (DS1), Rose, 1/05
Trucha10; 37, DC1 Evan Robertson, 10/05
Kittycatcat; 36, DC1 Samuel James, 11/05

Spoutlet Sun 22-Apr-12 19:39:53

Hello to all Aprilites smile. Happy Birthdays' to all April babies that have turned one - Freda will be one next Sunday. I was CountScoutula and not a very prolific poster, I'm afraid - I can never keep up with you all grin.

Freda's not yet walking and only just beginning to pull up, so I think it'll be a while before we need to think about buying shoes! I'm still BFing 3 - 4 times a day - I'm thinking about stopping soon sad as I'm 9 weeks pregnant and would quite like a break before the relentless newborn feeding begins sometime in November... Do any of you have any experience of BFing during pregnancy and best ways to wean? I'm not sure exactly when I'll start this, although my boobs are starting to feel quite sore when she feeds now.

I had a pretty horrific labour (seizures and aphasia) and very slow recovery (breakdown of episiotomy) with Freda, so my lovely cmw (who I also had last time) is very supportive of my request for a elcs -phew! Any lovely elcs tales would be appreciated!

Anyway, I hope you are all well. I'll try to check occasionally - promise smile.

JKSLtd Sun 22-Apr-12 19:56:24

Spoutlet - hello & congratulations on pg 2 smile
I have read lots of threads on here about good ELCS experiences. I had a c-s with DS2 (undiagnosed breech so was in labour so sort of emergency but baby wasn't in distress) and although i'm all for natural birth wit a bit of g&a at home, it was fine smile
I healed absolutely fine, in fact i looked for my scar the other day and it's hardly visible smile
it's frustrating not being able to pick up DC1, but you get used to getting down to their level instead - and at the end of pg you aren't up to lifting them much anyway - and it doesn't last long, those few weeks recovery, i was driving at 4 weeks and felt fine.

I only BF DS1 for about a week after I knew I was pg with DS2 - i intended to stop anyway about then - so no real advice but whatever you do, wean slowly!
Even down to 1 feed a day i still got engorged when i stopped both times.

I'm still BF about 3 or 4 times a day too, kind of looking forward to DD stopping but no rush to make her confused smile

Fraktal Sun 22-Apr-12 20:06:25

spoutlet we're going for round 2 and I plan to BF all the way through and tandem BF so no advice! I may change my mind though wink

We had a lovely birthday yesterday, although it rained on his picnic. Today I feel sort of down because I feel so very far from home sad

Kittycatcat Sun 22-Apr-12 20:37:20

Hello spoutlet

Congrats!! I'm pg with dc2 too, due in sept and also having an elcs. No advice on feeding as I stopped at 5 months. I had emergency cs with s and recovered and healed quickly

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