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FEB 2010 Terrors sometimes, angels at others - yep, they're properly two now...

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InmaculadaConcepcion Thu 24-May-12 19:07:29

New thread!!

<offers freshly baked muffins and frothy coffee>

BabyGiraffes Sat 26-May-12 17:13:10

THe girls had a lovely time in the paddling pool this morning but I'm keeping dd2 in this afternoon. She keeps coming out in a rash with could either be the sun or the sunblock (have tried two of the latter).

mous I asked dd2 if she was a cavegirl and she said yes grin. Painting with ketchup is very creative you know grin. As for salary, yep, not much left especially if I take into account that I'm doing 50%, have to commute an hour each way, and have to pay for childcare...

SB Yes, childcare is sorted. Went to the nursery that dd2 went to for a few months (I took her out before Easter because it was just too expensive) and did a small amount of grovelling... wink They still have her space open and are delighted she is coming back! And dd1 has fantastic after school care at her school, too.

StoneBaby Sat 26-May-12 19:36:17

This afternoon I had to do some DIY, sanding the skirting boards in DS new room. So left DS in our bedroom in front of The Aristocats (his favourite at the moment). I checked on him a few times and on the last occasion he had taken the duvet and pillows on the floor.
About 5 mn later, I heard him scream 'patalon' (trousers) so I run into the room to find him cover with my cream face! shock It was on his face, arms, legs, hairs and trousers!
I would not have been covered with dust, I would have taken a picture blush

BabyGiraffes Sat 26-May-12 20:04:58

SB I am sure he has very soft skin and smells lovely... grin

StoneBaby Sat 26-May-12 20:49:28

And no wrinkles!

BabyGiraffes Sat 26-May-12 21:25:04


OhdearNigelosaurus Sun 27-May-12 10:29:59

Hi, is it Ok if I join you all ?

PenguinArmy Sun 27-May-12 13:24:05

of course unless you are disguised as a seller of some sorts

tell us about yourself.

i have DD from this thread and a 7 month DS

InmaculadaConcepcion Sun 27-May-12 13:34:01

Welcome aboard Ohdear - anyone can join!!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your LO/s smile

BG what cracking news about your job, I'm so pleased for you!!!
<buries small regret about the likely loss of our occasional mid-week SAHM meet-ups>

SB your cake sale sounded (and looked) wonderful! Well done you for getting it organised and raising all that money - nice choice of charity, too.

BBB doesn't sound like you need to be remotely guilty about putting DD2 in the nursery! Hope you're DH has properly appreciated and acknowledged his time off...

Arf at "cavegirl" Mous! Good news that DD2 has added a word to her repertoire!

Sorry about your back, Abs - I hope it's on the mend now.

Nice bubble tip, PA!

We were at the PILs for the night Fri/Sat as DH and I had been invited to the evening do of a wedding. Very chic do, and a great time had by all. Including DD, who adores her GPs and she had a brilliant time playing in the sunshine with pipes, water jugs, floating ducks, trays and suchlike.

BTW is anyone a member of/interested in joining Pinterest?
SB got me thinking about it because it's brilliant for sharing recipes found online. It's also wonderful for ideas for activities for children, among other things. It's basically a sort of online scrapbook/pinboard where you can save all the useful/interesting web pages you've found online (and nab the ones other people have found too) but it's a step up from bookmarking because it stores a pic too so you easily remember what everything is (does anyone else bookmark stuff on their computer then struggle to remember what on earth it was for after a couple of weeks have elapsed?!!)
I think it's an invite-only joining thing, but if any of you are interested, I can email you an invite. I'm really enjoying it!

InmaculadaConcepcion Sun 27-May-12 13:35:11

X-post with PA...!
Ohdear I have a DD on this thread and am currently expecting DS (due end of August)

BabyGiraffes Sun 27-May-12 14:50:32

Waves to OhDear... Have a brew and biscuit smile I have two dd, one Feb10 one and a nearly 5 year old.

IC I'll only be doing 2 1/2 days so plenty of time for meeting up.

Dd2 has done only one lunchtime nap in the past five days...As she grows out of sleeping at lunchtime I feel I am getting old enough to appreciate a snooze myself confused

StoneBaby Sun 27-May-12 19:47:14

ohdear come and join us, we're a friendly bunch grin I've got one Ds

BG shame about DD2 dropping her afternoon nap

DS doesn't nap at weekends but does at nursery.

We had a lovely day today, I even managed to catch some sun.

iC thanks for the site advice, I'll look into ot

BabyGiraffes Sun 27-May-12 21:33:00

IC As for SAHM, maybe I can keep honorary SAHM status? Please?

InmaculadaConcepcion Mon 28-May-12 07:21:26

<honorary status conferred>
Once you've settled into the new routine, we must get together then!!

PenguinArmy Mon 28-May-12 20:30:08

DD has managed to catch my cold, still i've taken the let's drug her up approach in the hopes she gets up a little less tonight than she has been doing.

StoneBaby Mon 28-May-12 21:07:08

PA hopefully she'll get better soon

Well it seems that DS has understood the waking up wee in the potty in the morning but the rest of the day is a hit and miss. But hopefully it'll be good weather for the long weekend so we can have nappy free time and nagging about wees in the potty.

BabyGiraffes Mon 28-May-12 21:35:24

PA Hope she feels better soon (and you!) sad We have been suspiciously free of colds for a few weeks which makes me all twitchy and nervous...

Seems like I will enjoy my SAHM life for a few months weeks longer because in university speak 'as soon as possible' doesn't mean next Monday or yesterday but whenever we can locate the appropriate paperwork, put it in the internal mail by mistake, retrieve it, send it out snail mail, get it back signed, ask for more documents we haven't sent, copy things, file things, ask for more random bits of information, and file some more sometime in the near future, possibly early July. confused I think I am too used to toddler speak so that as soon as possible to me usually means three minutes ago grin

InmaculadaConcepcion Mon 28-May-12 21:49:48

Aw PA, poor old DD - hopefully it won't last long.

Well, if you're at a loose end BG...!

I think you can look at my pinboards without being a member of Pinterest - let me know if this link works - it's my compilation of useful stuff to do with/for small children....

PenguinArmy Mon 28-May-12 22:19:31

I think DS has got it, which would explain the not being able to put him down at all last night. DH has just taken the first 1 hr shift now so i better get off if we have another night like that sad

for me the cold has been alright, just annoyed i got it in the hot weather, thanks though

what uni is it bg?

had a good regardless, took DS swimming today while neighbour had DD. she was up at 1:30 so we fitted in painting, water play and scooter ride this afternoon. plus an outfit change for me and DS as the post dal poo in the sling was not pretty grin

night all

PenguinArmy Mon 28-May-12 22:21:33

oh IC you use reusuable wipes, what do you use for the wet solution? anything or just water?

InmaculadaConcepcion Tue 29-May-12 08:36:35

Yes, just plain water usually PA - although you can add a drop or two of essential oil if you like. If you carry them around in a bag for use on the move, they can get a bit smelly, so a bit of oil is nice then.

Hope you managed to get some sleep.... x

SconesForTea Tue 29-May-12 10:14:57

Congratulations on your job BG! Sounds very exciting. Early July is only one month away you know grin You will be commuting before you know it! My commiserations on DD2 dropping her nap. I am perservering with DD1's nap as it really does keep me sane. <wafts away MN jinx>

Mous glad DD2's hearing test was clear.

Great to hear from you Abs. Hope your back continues to recover. How did you do it?

SB grin at the face cream. DD1 adores smearing herself in my creams and I have to be careful to keep them all out of her reach (e.g. on top of the wardrobes as she's now tall enough to reach my dressing table confused).

PA I've been wondering how you're getting on. Sorry to hear you've got the lurgy. Get well soon to you and DD.

IC pinterest sounds just fab but I don't ever get on the laptop as it is <glances down at laptop keyboard> OK rarely then. How are you feeling at the mo, has the hot weather bothered you? There was a mini-heatwave in October last year when I was 37 weeks which nearly finished me off.

BBB how was DH after his concert? How are you getting on atm?

Aargh I can hear DD2 squealing. Quick update. Life seems incredibly hectic as we are trying to work on the house, socialise a bit and look after the little ones. I've been referred to a support organisation as I feel I'm really not coping. I feel I can do little bits but I can't do it all, the trouble is it all needs to be done and a lot of days I feel the presssure building and just want to sit on the floor and scream.

SconesForTea Tue 29-May-12 10:23:13

DD1 is acting up quite a bit as she feeds off my mood I think, so I am really trying to keep calm while she shouts/screams/behaves so unreasonably it drives me nuts. She has done another wee on the potty and DH wants to go full steam ahead with PT but I can't face it. (I can't even face feeding DD2 solids so how on earth I'm going to PT I have no idea). She is loving nursery which makes me so pleased. At her 2year check the HV said to keep an eye on her speech which surprised me, I have always thought her speech is fine if not a bit advanced, but it is very indistinct and often only DH and I can understand it. She said to call if it hasn't improved in a couple of months. I'm a bit hmm I@m sure it will sort itself out in time.

We have loved loved loved the warm weather and DD1 loves getting out in the garden. DD2 is an utter delight, apart from when I try to put her down to sleep at night (in daytimes no fuss at all) when she screams for up to 45 mins (with me going in periodically to resettle). Not sure what to do about it.

Better go, the dreaded ILs are due any minute. I love reading your posts even though I can only seem to get on myself occasionally.

StoneBaby Tue 29-May-12 19:36:50

scones nice to hear from you and I hope the support organisation will help you cope. <hugs> {grin] about the ILs

BG It'll come quickly enough, just enjoy your last few weeks not working. I know the feeling as 'one minute' at home actually means 'NOW' grin

PenguinArmy Tue 29-May-12 19:49:21

scones glad you are getting some support. Has the house move made things a lot worse for you?

for the most part I would say we are well and I am enjoying things

although today I have been very tired and DS has cried a lot as well so not hopeful for tonight.

BabyGiraffes Thu 31-May-12 10:14:21

Scones I am so sorry you still feel overwhelmed. I know this is not what you want to hear but please consider PND again. I had exactly this kind of anxiety when having PND after dd1. <hugs>

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