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Just Mumming Along (viroids 2)

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Eskarina Mon 14-May-12 20:10:19

Tried to post on the original thread and my post got rejected as its full! Have copied and pasted below....

Congrats on the job offer ttl...hope the other one comes up trumps for you too.

Dd isn't quite crawling yet, but would very much like to. She is the queen of the Klingons at the moment, and has a meltdown the second I put her down, look in the opposite direction, or if someone else so much as looks at her. Not all the time thankfully, but definitely for part of every day.

On the bf thing, it's so personal.....I've just dropped doing the afternoon feed myself be cause dd is so distractible that she bobs on and off, which I don't like around other people, and now she finally has teeth the constant latch on/off was really hurting. I just bf once a day, our morning snuggle when she's nice and calm. I would be sad to give that one up just yet.

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Wed 14-Nov-12 10:51:13

in this catalogue, they're all wooden and the cheapest one is £30 cost! (and it's vair small)

I'll look somewhere else....

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Wed 14-Nov-12 10:52:54

there are lots of bits and bobs that go with the kitchens that are cheaper though.

CuriosityCola Wed 14-Nov-12 21:10:27

That is expensive. I think I might just put some money in his savings account instead. To be fair I could probably just have a go at making one. <Blue Peter time> grin

CuriosityCola Fri 16-Nov-12 11:14:39

Everyone has gone very quiet. Have I killed the thread?

Ds has realised that he can climb onto the dining table chairs. Fast forward two minutes and he realises he can climb onto the glass dining table. hmm It was my last place for putting things out of reach. He is now having a temper tantrum every time I make him get off the table. He knows he is doing wrong as he keeps grinning and scrunching his nose at me as he climbs up. <exhausted>

vallinnapod Fri 16-Nov-12 13:35:11

Uh-oh CC! DS is turning into a real climber....other than caging him putting him in the play pen, I just have to keep an eye or 4 on him! I like that he is so curious but I wish we could turn it on and off wink

So back on the pill for a cycle before I mess my hormones around with different drugs. Willing the days away to transfer smile

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Fri 16-Nov-12 13:41:17

yes, DD is doing the stairs over and over again.
she has a very determind face when she does it!

CuriosityCola Fri 16-Nov-12 15:07:00

I love the determined look they get. It is very cute. Agree about the off switch though!

CuriosityCola Sat 17-Nov-12 14:41:24

Ds is full of the cold, with a cough. He has a massive blister where a tooth is maybe coming through. I'm alternating calpol and nurofen to try and keep his temp down, he is still pretty warm though. Would you guys call nhs 24? Do you think they would do anything apart from giving calpol and nurofen? sadsadsad

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Sat 17-Nov-12 15:20:26

poor baby sad

DD is being a right annoying little person this week hmm
every single time she feeds, she pulls and pummels and twists and effing bites!
it's really trying.

she can't sleep without the boob (except for magic DH of course!!), but she stays asleep if I pull her off. She is almost hyperactive!
but if she wakes earlier than she needs to, she gets all weepy and distressed (distraught!).

CuriosityCola Sat 17-Nov-12 15:28:04

His temp is 39.3

Think I'm going to need to phone as I am worried about giving more than the recommended dose of calpol.

CuriosityCola Sat 17-Nov-12 15:28:14

Not calpol, nurofen.

Eskarina Sat 17-Nov-12 19:37:57

Cc, I hope DS is improving and you've probably made your decision long ago. I would call NHS direct, and did when dd was about 9mo, had a fluctuating but high temp, strange shallow breathing and went all listless. Within 7 mins of me describing her symptoms we had a lovely paramedic at the door followed swiftly by an emergency ambulance. Thankfully the sight of a chap wearing a funny green uniform carrying a box that went flash and beep really cheered her up and we didn't need to do anything further. The paramedic was adamant that he would much rather attend 100s of false alarms where the child perked up easily than not be called out for the child who went on to be seriously ill.

Long and rambling, but if you're worried do ring. Hope poor DS shakes it all off easily

CuriosityCola Sun 18-Nov-12 15:38:02

Thanks esk. Managed to get his temperature under control and avoid a trip to the hospital. Think I will take him to the doctors tomorrow anyway as he sounds quite chesty. He keeps perking up for a few minutes at a time, but is generally a snotty, crying mess. He has also decided that he prefers dh. Wanted to sleep next to him for the past two nights and is like his shadow during the day. Tomorrow will be interesting when dh goes back to work.

Nickel hope dd is behaving today. I used to hate ds pulling on and off (without unlatching) and generally being a pain during feeds. Nothing worked, so don't have any advice apart from the mn 'this too shall pass!' wink

Otherwise, I'm in full on Christmas planning mode. Decided to make snowman soup for all the kids (to save money) and possibly some for the adults too. It's going to be a very homemade Christmas. Is anyone else doing anything craft wise?

Dyna and esk hope your pregnancies are progressing well. Val hope your lining is behaving and getting in shape for frostiesgrin

Eskarina Sun 18-Nov-12 19:41:57

So glad DS is ok cc. I think it's normal for them to get daddy obsessions, dd goes through phases of preferring daddy, though never as strongly as you describe.

Dd is full of cold poor mite. She's coughing non-stop so didn't really get to nap today. There's snot everywhere and her nappy rash is horrendous. Feel really guilty that we forgot to change her nappy and she was dirty for I don't know how long - we had friends round for lunch and whilst I'd had a sniff I didn't change as promptly. Problem with reusables is that unless it's super stinky you can't smell a poo in them even with a nose-to-nappy sniff!

Pg is going ok thanks cc - how are you getting on? I'm only going the the GP this week - first appointment they had available even though I rang 2 weeks ago hmm. I think I'll be arounds 8 weeks then, so I hope they get on with getting me booked in for a scan. I was 5 or 6 weeks when I went last time and I still only just got my nuchal at 12.5 weeks. Am starting to get nauseous now, though not nearly as much as last time - perhaps that's still to come, but also think I've got better at knowing what and how much to eat to stave it off.

Tb completely h I'm still struggling a little with the idea of this pg. I feel awful saying that as I know others are ttc. Its not that I don't want this one, I do, but it happened so quickly - before we were really even trying. If I wasn't at work then it would be fine, I quite like the idea of a small gap (my brother and I are 16m apart and for the most part have always got on v well). But I'm 10 weeks into a new job and getting wobbly every time I think about telling them. Will have to say something to my nursery nurse at least soon as I think it only fair on her that she knows why I can't/won't do certain things like pick up poo!
I'm sure once I've seen the dr I'll get my head around it a bit more, perhaps I should get the conversation with the Head at school out of the way sooner rather than later so I can stop worrying about it. Or maybe I should keep burying my head in the sand until after the scan grin

Sorry for another rme me me essay. No one at all in rl (well apart from DH) knows about it so there's only you guys to talk to.

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Sun 18-Nov-12 22:46:20

sorry you're feeling like that.
all i can say is that it's the early days of pregnancy ! grin
it'll befine all of it. of course it's hard considering. smile

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Sun 18-Nov-12 22:47:11

sorry for wrap punctuation. on phone and dd has been all over it with oil !

CuriosityCola Mon 19-Nov-12 11:41:13

Doing ok here esk. I have been really tired and very nauseas. Not been as sick thankfully.

I have been having similar thoughts to you. I really want another baby, but I hate pregnancy and it really doesn't like me. It's hard to put my feelings into words...I just keep thinking why the hell have I made myself feel like this again.

vallinnapod Mon 19-Nov-12 14:54:44

Oh CC, sorry not to have been around. This happened with DS. Very scary and we actually ended up in A&E - where they gave him more Calpol and made us wait for 2 hours when thankfully his temp went down. Hideously scary, horrible night. The next day it was like it had never happened.

Nickel my boobs wince for you. As we can to the end of BF DS used to kick me in the stomach constantly when feeding at night.

Not exactly crafting for Christmas but I am going to make DS an advent calendar and need to work out how to Christmassy-fy the house without a tree or anything that DS can grab grin

I don't have any lining updates until I start to bleed (two and a bit weeks probably) - then I have another scan and start staking oestrogen tablets to build it up.

I can get where you are coming for with the two minds about being PG. If I could get pregnant naturally I wouldn't be doing this now but waiting until DS was 2 before's just if we need to go full on again I want age to still be on my side. I have a couple of friends who got PG with #1 in the first month of trying and they found it very hard. You are made to feel like you should be grateful to be PG by lots of people (hopefully not me!) but it is perfectly natural to be a bit confused.

Gotta go as DS is stirring...!

vallinnapod Mon 19-Nov-12 20:07:12

Just having a ponder as home alone tonight and wouldn't mind other people's opinions.

So I am working 4 days a week with one from home. I am pretty much doing 5 days. My contact is now 28 hours (as opposed to 35 previously) and my time sheets are coming out at around 35 hrs (previously they came out 42ish) - this 'overtime' is not paid - at my level I am not eligible. Doesn't bother me, it's par for the course in the industry I work in and to a degree expected.

I found my first couple of weeks back at work very easy and then the next several very hard. I now feel settled. Am doing a new role which is interesting and challenging.

When I first returned I was trying to work out how to get the money together (£10k!) to pay off my enhanced mat pay I was so desperate to leave I missed DS so much. Then I was pretty convinced I wanted to go down to 3 days.

Now, on the days I am working I am almost convinced I want to go back up to full time, then at the end of my 'weekend' - I don't work on Monday - I am contemplating SAHM.....

anyone else get these rather dramatic swings confused

Eskarina Mon 19-Nov-12 21:36:01

Wow val, they are rather extreme swings! I do get what you mean though. I do 5 mornings and when the going is good or, like last term I'm v busy but feeling productive I wonder why I didn't just go back FT. Then days like today (nothing's happened just feeling generally a bit low) and I think I won't go back to work after the next round of mat leave.
If you did go ft would you be able to keep to a standard 37.5hr week? As then you're getting another days pay for effectively 2 hours work, esp if you could negotiate that as an official working from home day? No idea how possible that is in your line of work.

Then I have afternoons like today when dd shouts at me non-stop (not really but if felt like it) and I just want to crawl under the duvet and not work but not have to wrestle a toddler either!!

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Thu 22-Nov-12 12:47:48

zulilly offers with kitchens

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Thu 22-Nov-12 12:49:37

vall could you ask to do another day at home?
then you can fit it in around DS rather than the other way round.
say, do your 7.5 hours in 2 hour bursts.

Dynababy Thu 22-Nov-12 19:01:35

Hey all sorry to hear of poorly DC CC and boob biting Nickel Not nice hope evrything a bit better now... On the pregnancy front I feel a bit like you Esk happy that we're having #2 and good gap etc but it wasn't planned and I wasn't quite ready to surrender my body back to babies after only 1.5 months of eating and drinking what I liked (bf on dairy free diet until DS was 13 months).... Also lots of opportunities career wise came up that I've had to bow out of so mixed emotions but I am thankful we haven't had issues conceiving and timing wise better too quick than be still trying 2 years down the line... I just tell myself this baby was meant to be!!!!! We can't plan everything (maybe I could have if less wine had been consumed blush ). Other than that feeling rubbish feeling sick and being sick and migraines, sometimes feel like I'm going to pass out .... I think low blood sugar causes migraine and weak shaky feel combined with sickness... I'm having to watch carefully what I eat to try and stave off and or recover when it happens not nice as no one at work knows... Definitely not saying until I have to as boss negotiating more responsibility, a pay rise and a place on the senior leadership dev programme right now ;) don't want to risk them thinking it doesn't matter as I'll be off for at least 6 months.. Val I understand your fluctuating emotions, when at work you get into the swing of it and it's your norm then same when you spend a lot of time off work at home... I think the balance you have sounds nice personally! I work full time as I can't do my job part time and find it a bit much... ESP at the moment as feel so crap when I get in sometimes have to have a lie down and leave DH to do DS tea so missing out a lot on time with DS.. Sorry long post ... Not been on much between work and feeling rubbish! 1st mw appt Monday.. Preparing to stand my ground and reject VBAC as being induced last time at 42 weeks no it failing 3 times was no barrell of laughs so don't fancy that combined with increased risk of uterine rupture.. Know they will try and talk me into it tho! Hey oh. Have you seen mw so far CC is it booking appt much different 2nd tie now they have history? Do they discuss last birth a lot? Anyway rambling now.. Happy weekend all when it comes!

vallinnapod Tue 27-Nov-12 20:08:10

Gone quite in here smile

Dyna - sorry you are suffering, good luck standing your ground with the MW

Nickel - thanks for the kitchen porn grin I have decided to get him bits for a kitchen instead, as I think that's what he would like more. So he has some toy pans and a shopping basket with plastic fruit in it. Have added lots of those gorgeous Melissa & Doug pretend toy food sets to his Christmas list.

Feeling <bleurgh> here and only on the pill (rather than the more hard core drugs)confused Managed to put on 7lbs in a fortnight - which, the acupuncturist says, is the progesterone in it. Explains the delightful constipation and piles blush. And there was me thinking I would only have this joy again once the cyclogest (full on progestrone meds) started! Still, one week of popping to go....then a scan and more popping.

FeijoaVodkaAndCheezelsPlease Tue 27-Nov-12 21:33:28

Ohh, Go Vallinna's womb go!

I've been around, just not much to say. Full of snot and trying to wean DD off her boob habit. Not a good combo. still I have a target of the end of the year of having her boob free by New Year, when she'll be 18 months. I've asked DH for new bras for Christmas (once she's stopped obviously).

Hope everyone is doing alright this week.

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