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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.

CuriosityCola Fri 29-Jun-12 13:47:59

Ah, I was thinking you could just keep the people locked in the room upstairs after grin

What a shame we don't all live closer

nickelbarapasaurus Fri 29-Jun-12 14:07:42


vallinnapod Fri 29-Jun-12 18:28:37

I always think how insane it would be to all meet up. I feel I know you all better than some of the random Mums I meet face to face at groups!

DS is being..... a PITA. I have been in work on Wednesday and Thursday for KIT days and I really quite enjoyed playing grown up, which is making it harder. I think DS has teeth, AGAIN. He is just not happy. That and some foul nappies (one of which he decided both hands and a foot would go in at Pizza Express today). He didn't even remotely miss me which hurts too.

FeijoaVodkaPlease Sat 30-Jun-12 09:02:10

I have to admit whenever I head over to Edinburgh for the day (which isn't as often as I'd like) I always find myself looking around at any other mums with babies thinking 'I wonder if there are any other viroids here...' I then feel silly and stalkerish <dafty>

Oh Val I bet DS missed you like crazy but was playing it cool so that you weren't concerned xx

nickelbarapasaurus Sat 30-Jun-12 10:44:39

i think DD's top teeth are very close to coming through.
her top gums are massive and she's being very grumpy.

it could just be grumpiness and not teeth. actually, that would probably mean she's got some reaction to something.

FeijoaVodkaPlease Sat 30-Jun-12 17:02:44

Am I missing something with the dinosaur names, or is it just a coinsidence?

CuriosityCola Sat 30-Jun-12 17:52:43

FVP I often think the same. I wonder if I go to any of the same classes as dynababy?

If you see a woman with her hair chucked up in a pony tail, adorned with bits of food and a toddler running circles round is me!grin

Ds is also being a pita at the moment. Teething turns them into nightmares. I hope my happy boy returns to himself ASAP. My main concern at the moment is that ds is 'that' baby who grabs, pokes eyes and pulls hair of other babies. He thinks they are there to be played with, munched on and used as props to stand up. I'm constantly apologising for him blush

vallinnapod Sun 01-Jul-12 19:37:39

CC - my DS is that baby too! He also takes toys and cries when they are removed from him blush. I hope nursery will be good for him!

FVP I constantly wonder if people in my mum & baby things are Mumsnetters...I mean they must be but just who wink

nickelbarapasaurus Mon 02-Jul-12 11:28:15

Feij - i had a dinosaur name thread running a few weeks ago. I kept mine because I love it.
I assume Frak felt the same way grin

Eskarina Wed 04-Jul-12 08:45:17

val DS did miss you, of course he did! I've been in work a bit recently and dd reacts really differently but I think it's more to do with her than anything else. Last week she stayed with a mum from our baby music class who is also a childminder, so basically a stranger to dd. she had a wonderful afternoon and grinned like anything when delivered back to me. Monday she went to the childminder she will go to in sept and was a right grump and sobbed uncontrollably when I returned. (had a big wobble as to whether i should be changing childminders! But the first has no space)
Then yesterday she stayed with DH and was fine again.

Dd has a very small personal space radar. She really doesn't like others (except me!) getting too close or she has a little meltdown. Not to bad yet with taking things from others.

CuriosityCola Thu 05-Jul-12 08:48:23

esk my friends little one does that. He just needs ds to look at him and he sobs his heart out. Other times he is fine, just depends on his mood grin

Both ds and I are ill with a virus at the moment. Had to take ds to hospital as he had a raging temp and calpol wasn't touching it. Ds seems to be over the worst of it now. Any ideas how long you stay contagious for? I don't normally care about colds, but would hate one of his wee friends to get this.

How is everyone else? Apart from being fed up with the weather!

FeijoaVodkaPlease Thu 05-Jul-12 10:52:55

I have a 1 year old! I still can't quite believe it even though her birthday was on Sunday. She had a lovely time (watching her big brother play with all her new toys) cuddling her grandparents and eating cake. The weather even played nicely and we had some sunshine for the first time in a week! She has now also progressed from cruising shoes to proper walking shoes. I officially have a toddler.

Sorry to hear you and ds have been unwell CC. How scarey for you having to take him to the hospital. I know with things like D&V you're considered contagious for 2 days after the last symptom dissappears (mostly as a precautionary measure I think), by places like nursery. Not sure what it is for general 'raging temp virus' though. I guess you just have to go with what feels right to you.

CuriosityCola Thu 05-Jul-12 11:16:27

Happy birthday to mini FVP!!! grin Glad she had a lovely day and even got some sunshine.

nickelbarapasaurus Thu 05-Jul-12 12:37:08


i don't believe you!
1 year old!!! shock

CuriosityCola Fri 06-Jul-12 05:46:57

Ds has been up since 4am. Chanting my personal mantra, 'he has to sleep sometime'. Swaying between planning amazing travels (I wish) and blaming my inlaws for helping yesterday and ignoring ruining his routine.

Oh...morning! grin

nickelbarapasaurus Fri 06-Jul-12 15:39:36


DD has managed 3 nights of much sleep (waking about 2 or 3 times for food), but last night, she was awake every hour.
thankfully , sleeping inbetween, but couldn't ignore because of the scratching!
actually, she first woke at half 12, so she got nearly 2 hours before the first wake!

CuriosityCola Fri 06-Jul-12 15:53:21

Poor baby Nickel. I hope you find something to ease her skin soon.

My grumpy morning got worse with some family drama. Won't give too many details as it could out me, but i feel that at some point parents need to act their age, sort their finances out and stop burying their head in the sand. Rant over!

nickelbarapasaurus Fri 06-Jul-12 15:54:49

and sodding mothercare only guarantee scratchmitts in babygrows up to size 3-6 months.
dd is now growing out of those, and i have two sized 6-9 months with mitts - hungry caterpillar (which is a work one!) and the superbaby one (which is mothercare but under licence)

nickelbarapasaurus Fri 06-Jul-12 15:55:25

i didn't deliberately not comment then, sorry blush

bloody families.

CuriosityCola Sat 07-Jul-12 12:56:39

It's ok, I just needed to vent grin

Is it worth trying to sew some scratch mitts onto suits only worn at night? <admits this is outwith my domestic capabilities>

nickelbarapasaurus Sat 07-Jul-12 13:08:55


I am trying to get some - might try Asda to see if their older age have mits in.

if not, it'll be sewing on turnover cuffs (i won't sew on proper mitts, because it's too complicated and we've given most of the scratch mitts away because they're far too small for ol' bighands )

CuriosityCola Sat 07-Jul-12 14:33:15

My poor ds would have mitts held on by stickytape-- wonder web grin

nickelbarapasaurus Sat 07-Jul-12 14:41:37

my lucky lucky DD (in the home-sewn front, not the having me as a mum front...) will have lots of things sewn for her - she's already had a dragon costume and an Independent Booksellers' Week teeshirt made for her (they sent a ginormous one that I could have worn with my DH inside it, too, so I chopped it down and made a small one for DD!)

CuriosityCola Sat 07-Jul-12 16:20:59

She is very lucky to have you as a mum. We are all trying our best at a very tough job.

Love the thought of your dd in a dragon costume grin

nickelbarapasaurus Sat 07-Jul-12 16:24:16

it was cute.
for st george's day.

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