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March 2011 mums, entering our 2nd year with our 'Babies'!!

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Purplefan Sat 21-Apr-12 09:11:52

Hi all,
Thought I'd take the plunge and set up a new thread for us...never done it before so hope it works.

Will be back later to update properly, have busy day as DH is off on a track day on his motorbike and DD1 has already been driving me insane, it has only just gone 9am!!! xx

GeekLove Sat 21-Apr-12 09:33:29

Hi purple! Hope you and your rapidly-no-longer baby is doing well. Hello to other March mummies too!
Are others got this yucky coughing thing? DH and I have had it for 3 weeks and have finally got antibiotics at the walk in centre after the nearest doctors appointment was 2 week!
M is alternating between smiles and grumpy as his teeth come out. Seems he's been cutting canines for the past 3 months.
Anybody else find that the bigger the thread, the harder it is to follow?

sam26oscar Sat 21-Apr-12 14:47:50

Yay! well done purple am posting on new phone so it will be short snd full of typos til i get used to it!! Also just settling in for second year on our thread(grin)

Lozario Sat 21-Apr-12 18:46:01

Well done Purple!! grin

Am also on phone lying down on sofa after manic but ace day grin We went to the London Aquarium today, the kids loved it, especially as they now have little penguins there and the current fav film in this house is bloody Happy Feet !! Lara challenged the day by getting up at 5 hmm but she slept on the bus on the way there and again on way back. They were both shattered and for the first time in ages they conked out as soon as they went to bed, at 6.30pm! Lovely!

Hope everyone else is having a good weekend grin

Lozario Sat 21-Apr-12 18:48:00

PS Geek yes teething big style here - giving calpol at bedtime and worried she's now having it too much - every night for the last week and a half and still no tooth through - I think it's her canines! Will be so glad when they're all through as it's another thing to rule out!

haloflo Sat 21-Apr-12 20:19:11

Hello new thread! Well done purple! They will be babies forever won't they!? Well at least until they are 18 months anyway.

lozario Aquarium sounds fab, good news about them both going to bed easily - I hope you don't get another 5am start. Its the Penrith Centre Parcs we are off to. I cannot wait.

Bless teething babies. I think we're on a respite period, I hope it lasts. Calpol is one of the safest drugs I believe, if it works then I say carry on!

pettyprudence Sun 22-Apr-12 09:23:32

Well done Purple on setting up the new thread smile

Loz my bff is a hospital pharmacist and she doses up her DD (9m) with calpol nightly too grin. A is back to waking up bright and early too <sigh>. If he wasn't so interested in bashing the crap out of my laptop I's suggest an MN online breakfast meet up for those of us with early wakers grin

Busy week for A, his 8th tooth has finally broken, its been coming through since Jan. I think one or two others have popped through at the same time but the little bugger won't let me poke my fingers around his mouth. He's a bit hypocritical in this way as he's always shoving his fingers in my gob whether I like it or not.

He's also started walking. We had a good few weeks of him just taking 1 step, and he didn't really seem convinced it was a good idea but on Thursday he just took off and if he concentrates really hard he can walk the width of the living room. I'm having to try really hard not to rush out and buy him shoes as I do have about 6 pairs in mind for him... Keep reminding me please that babies DO NOT NEED 6 pairs of shoes...

Flo you're right, they will always be out babies <sob> even when they are 15 and towering over us <sob>. Wonder how A will feel about me smothering him in kisses then?

Over and out x

pettyprudence Sun 22-Apr-12 15:46:12

Well my resolve didn't last long, just been and bought Arthur some Start Rite cruisers blush he has taken to them straight away and did a whizz round the shoe department in them. He is very taken with the rocket ships on them grin.

sam26oscar Sun 22-Apr-12 22:14:09

grin petty what are you like!!! Am just jealous as cassies haven't arrived yet sad !! Am going to TRY and link a picture...ohh get me, unfortunately i have no idea where to begin!!!

sam26oscar Sun 22-Apr-12 22:15:09

OMG i did it i did it! <<claps herself on the back>> tis an achievement for me!!!

Lozario Mon 23-Apr-12 13:58:12

Oooh sam those shoes are so cute!

Well I spent all day in bed yesterday throwing up, every hour on the hour! Awful!! Just ate my first meal - a cheese sandwich - was delicious, suddenly very hungry! We had an amazing time at the London Aquarium on Saturday though, so it was sad to finish the weekend on a downer! I think I must weigh about 2 stones now!

sam26oscar Mon 23-Apr-12 20:39:34

Oh no poor you. was it a bug or fpoisoning? that must be just dreadful i hate being sick would rather poo mysrlf inside out!! Really hope you feel better soon x

JoJoB77 Mon 23-Apr-12 21:19:25

Evening all

Sorry not been around for a while, being back at work combined with a lively 1 year old, i have time for nowt else at the mo.

I will catch up properly later on but a few updates from me... Ruby is walking now, she took her first steps a few weeks before her bday & is off now, she throws ur hand off if u try to help steady her! She has a little temper on her too, she knows what she wants.. Although she is lively times, she has a lovely personality & really makes me laugh, im loving these times.

In other news, i'm 6 weejs pg with no.2....ssshhhhh tho, its a secret grin

sam26oscar Tue 24-Apr-12 20:51:46

JoJo grin congratulations!!!
Won't tell anyone promise!! Hope you still stay on here to update us!!
Must be a girk thing what with the temper and knowing what she wants!! Cassie's the same!!!

Lozario Wed 25-Apr-12 10:03:51

Wow congratulations JoJo!!! That's lovely news! smile

Rain is driving us INSANE. Can't be bothered to get soaked going to toddler group as knackered after DS kept me up half the night with croupy cough- does anyone on here have an older child who has asthma? He's always so wheezy, just wondering when we start asking for inhalers etc.

DS is lying on floor pushing trains half-heartedly and Lara is sitting next to the sofa headbutting it and laughing when she bounces off. And I am MNing. What a fun rainy day!!!

Medee Wed 25-Apr-12 12:15:06

<marks spot> I've a lot to go back and catch-up on!

haloflo Wed 25-Apr-12 12:25:19

Congrats jojo smile Brilliant news about the walking. Hannah has a "face" when she isn't happy, she too knows what she wants and when she wants it.

Does anyone have a biter? Hannah is teething again and loves nothing more than to take a chunk out of my leg whilst i'm washing up, and it really really hurts. I say "no, don't bite, ow for mummy" or something along those lines and try to take her off (not easy!) Will this pass? Most things i've read about biting are more for toddlers but I don't want it to get to that...

Its actually NOT raining in the NW. <Evil laugh>grin

JoJoB77 Wed 25-Apr-12 12:53:44

Thanku everyone smile. Well its chucking it down here, has been all day, ruby wont nap in her cot for some strange reason, so im slowly going insane!

Haloflo, ruby bites occasionally, not sure if its teething related, she just fancies taking a bite out of my face. I tell her no but she just laughs at me angry

I really hope tomoro is a better day (fingers crossed emoticon)

haloflo Wed 25-Apr-12 13:38:46

Oh yes I get a laugh if I say no too loud. I try and say it firmly but not in an exciting way if you know what I mean?! Hope Ruby has a sleep soon. How are you feeling? Not too sick or anything?

And yes its raining here now. Spoke way to soon.

JoJoB77 Wed 25-Apr-12 13:49:39

Yes i know exactly what you mean re a firm no! In the end i just distract her with some toy & ignore her attempts to bite.

I am feeling ok thanks, to the point of worrying that im feeling too ok if that makes sense. I think i started feeling rubbish nearer 8 weeks last time so i ahould enjoy this while it lasts!

I cant believe i'm going to have 2 children under 2....

haloflo Wed 25-Apr-12 13:51:50

Its so exciting! We are TTC at the moment but as i'm still breastfeeding my periods are all over the place and DTD isn't exactly a priority. I'd love 2 under 2 though.

I remember those feelings, pregnancy is a stressful time - i've heard the 2nd one flies by though.

JoJoB77 Wed 25-Apr-12 14:03:59

Yeah the first few weeks/months tend to drag but im sure it will soon be December & baby will be due!

Fingers crossed for a BFP for you soon smile

ckny1 Wed 25-Apr-12 15:35:57

Thanks for taking the initiative on the new thread, Purple!

Jo, congrats to you! Though Halo, I personally thought pregnancy was the best time of my life, while I'm most stressed now!? sad What's wrong with me?!? sad I love my little man, but I feel every day as though I may have a heart attack from all the rushing about.

Franz sometimes bites, too, often on my back thigh near my ass (!) when I'm cooking and I sometimes think it's his way of giving a kiss, then he's disappointed when I firmly say "no".

Yeah for the new shoes! Very cute, Sam. We also fitted F with his first pair last week, and he doesn't even notice they're on his feet, which is a good thing. Will post a pic in FB. Petty, just remember how they may need a new pair every 4 months so try to space out the ones you like most, considering A's age, the seasons, etc. smile And I loved your website! I wonder whether you could even increase the price of some of the items since they are so lovingly made my you!

Lozario, I hope you're feeling better!

While I desperately needed a break this weekend, DH decided to have a super high fever so I was on 24 hr duty with him and Franz, and now F caught his flu PLUS is getting his other molars and is a nightmare once again. We had had such a lovely week beforehand, but now he's not eating, napping, or sleeping and I can't be bothered to care anymore as I'm so bloody knackered. Speaking of blood, 2 nights ago he bled from the mouth all over his sheets, which so frightening since he had been coughing all night and I assumed he had pneumonia -- though the nurse assured me it was teething despite the fever and cough.

And for the record, boys can have little diva tempers, too! F wants to do everything by himself, but with me laying on the floor nearby, and he says "neh neh neh" for "no" just before he is going to do something he knows I don't like.

I think I need a vacation, or just 2 hrs to myself to keep my sanity.

eversomuch Wed 25-Apr-12 16:34:41

Ugh, Lozario, can't believe you're sick again. Really hope you feel better soon.

Sounds like a break would do you good, ckny. Sorry about the biting problem. Luckily, we haven't got there yet, but then again, Sabine still only has four teeth. Blimey, they're slow about coming in. Wishing now that they'd get a move on bc I|m keen for her to start eating what we eat, but right now, I still have to blend things up a bit for her or she doesn't digest it properly.

Congratulations, Jo. I hope everything goes very smoothly with your pg.

As for me, I'm 12 weeks today. Despite a very good scan yesterday, my blood work came back dodgy, putting me at a 1:53 risk of Down Syndrome, so I'm going for CVS tomorrow. Was pretty upset and worried about it yesterday, but am feeling much more at ease today. Spoke with someone at the Fetal Medicine Unit at UCLH this morning and was assured that the doctor who will be performing the procedure is very experienced, and from what I understand, that is the most important factor in the test's success. Looked at the other way around, there's a 52:53 chance (or 97%) that everything will be fine, so I'm trying to be optimistic. Good thoughts, crossing of fingers, etc will be greatly appreciated, though.

JoJoB77 Wed 25-Apr-12 17:35:08

Thankyou Everso. Sending positive wishes your way for tomorrow.


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