April 2012 - little people who actually DO stuff now!!

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BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Wed 19-Sep-12 11:07:41

Ta da grin

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BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Wed 19-Sep-12 11:10:53

DS2 is playing "row row row the boat" with DS1 and laughing, hence the title smile

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BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Wed 19-Sep-12 11:11:28

(It consists on DS1 sitting on his belly and holding his hands while he sings)

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dreamc1 Wed 19-Sep-12 11:16:44

We are going for no.2 once the cotraceptive inj has worn off: 5th Oct. I took 2.5 yrs for Harry to arrive so need to get going :-) Never thought I'd have another one; ever! but I guess things change..

BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Wed 19-Sep-12 11:33:08

5th oct is DS1s birthday smile good luck with it! Bet it happens really quickly this time, just cause youre prepared for it not to wink

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Flisspaps Wed 19-Sep-12 11:35:03

Marking spot.

Who is SS requesting to join us on FB?

hugandroll Wed 19-Sep-12 13:01:52

Marking place smile.

dream it took me a year to get ds1 and I was only 21 when I got pregnant so we started trying with the aim to be due in September this year ready for when ds1 started school....

Nordicmom Wed 19-Sep-12 13:19:36

Marking spot

Bunsouttheoven Wed 19-Sep-12 13:24:56

Also marking my place

So sorry Hug to hear your very sad news, also to for your loss beyond

beyond, like hug we found that bathing once a week without soaps/washes etc resolved dd's eczema. Hydrocortisone would clear it but as soon as we stopped the cream it came back.

Anyone thinking of ttc & thinking it may take as long as last time be prepared for it not to take as long. Everyone I know who conceived 2nd time around did so very quicklysmile

Bunsouttheoven Wed 19-Sep-12 13:27:07

Sorry meant laughing re eczema not beyond dohgrin

LaTristesse Wed 19-Sep-12 13:38:56

Well done Beyond!

And woo Dream, fingers crossed for you! How exciting! I think I'm always going to love babies and be a little sad that I won't have anymore of my own, so it's lovely to see and read about more newborns! Meanwhile DD's baby days are whipping by. 6 months next week: how did that happen?!

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 19-Sep-12 13:44:02

Place marking. DD is five months on Saturday. Where's the time going?! grin

HollyPockett Wed 19-Sep-12 15:47:19

Yikes. Can't imagine another yet. I think we'll wait for DD to reach 3 ish. I want to get back to work for a bit too.

VintageNancy Wed 19-Sep-12 17:54:50

Well first post-preg period appeared today so if I wanted to I guess we could TTC wink.

marshmallowpies Wed 19-Sep-12 17:55:34

Marking place...and harking back to the last thread, Henrietta, I had a fairly stress free pregnancy but I really cannot imagine doing it all over again as soon as 12 months from now...but I'm nearly 36 now so will at least need to be thinking about it.

Every day I am thankful we didn't delay on TTC with DD once we made the decision - whatever happens with no. 2, we have our lovely lovely girl.

digitalgirl Wed 19-Sep-12 18:08:58


digitalgirl Wed 19-Sep-12 18:10:48

Absolutely not ttc here.

Flisspaps Wed 19-Sep-12 18:54:29

I do not want any more. I would like DH to have the snip but he says no. I don't really like hormonal contraception but I'd sooner that than conceive again! I'm done. I did have a fleeting sad moment the other day when feeding DS and realising that I'd never BF another baby, or meet my newborn again but even that's not enough to make me want another.

Sorry to hear about your Nan Beyond - DH and I both lost a nan last year so they never met DS - DH's nan died the day I got the BFP.

UniPsychle Wed 19-Sep-12 20:08:04

Firstly, hug i am so sorry to hear about your grandmother, how sad for you all.

I've enjoyed catching up with everyone's news; i'm particularly envious of holidays in sardinia and wine tasting envy

We all have icky colds, which is a pain as we're going away at the w/e and the last thing i needed was no sleep and grumpy children to hinder the mammoth cleaning and packing that needs to be done.

Have started weaning F at 24 weeks. He's not sitting independently quite as well as i'd like, but sits well in his high chair and is showing all the other signs. So far he's had broccoli, squash, cucumber, banana and avocado. He's also had some lamb and gravy that DS1 poked in there at his first meal, to my horror. He looked surprised but luckily managed to swallow it. I have since sat DS1 down and patiently explained that it's Baby-led weaning, not Brother-led weaning hmm

Bearcrumble Wed 19-Sep-12 20:30:10

No more babies for me. I'm 39 and happy with 2, have had two caesarians and had high BP/IUGR with DS and high BP with DD. Still a bit sad even though I know it's what I want.

newmummyvicky Wed 19-Sep-12 20:32:44

That's exciting news dreams goodluck!
We are gonna wait for a couple of yrs. I want a little gap, thinking out of nappies, close to school age!!!!!
Although I do get broody now and again, time is gonna by so quick!
brother in laws partner is due Feb, so gonna have a lovely newborn to cuddle then smile keep me occupied for a bit! hehe

Took dd swimming today, she really enjoyed it more this time, splashing and smiling! Hopefully she will sleep well tonight?????
Trying to get a couple of extra feeds in too, thanks fliss I always seem to forget breast milk has loads of calories. Its quite hard she such a quick feeder, so offering at meal time too, in a breaker. Along with normal times! smile

BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Wed 19-Sep-12 21:10:09

Uni, today DS2 was fed a lump of fish finger by DS1. Which he chewed (well, gummed) up and swallowed!! Seems he likes fish finger... hmm

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HenriettaChicken Wed 19-Sep-12 21:55:02

Evening, all. Well the winetasting was great fun, and I did enough spitting that I was even able to feed him this evening (my boobs were most grateful!) He had some expressed milk left too, so I am now relaxing in the bath while DH does final feed & bed (a bit later than usual but, hey!) I think it's the first time I've not put him to bed, although I can hear him chuntering away. Lovely little boy.

hugandroll Wed 19-Sep-12 22:06:01

Ladies I want to post the below in aibu but would rather your views:

I have friends who are ttc without much luck and 18 months down the line have been tested and it looks like they will need iui. I have (I feel) been very supportive during this time, been a shoulder to cry on etc. The woman has been told she is also being tested to see if she can carry a baby as she has caught and mc previously. I said (after much thought and discussions) that if that was the case I would be a surrogate for her. They are some of my closest friends, think maid of honour at each others weddings etc.

We have rush booked A's christening in light of my nan's diagnosis (as would anyone) and the man is unable to get the day of work. They were going to be godparents and a whole issue was made of this. I said I was disappointed but couldn't be helped and to stop an argument I ended up apologising that I couldn't change the date due to my nan over text (she didn't know yet as I haven't seen her since I found out and I didn't really want to do it over text).

Went there tonight to chat and she wasn't sure if she was going to come or be godmother as the man wouldn't be there and she thought I was inviting her ex who is also a friend of ours. The ex isn't invited as although he's a friend he's not that close anymore. She is now coming but was hinting at us changing to a Sunday even though they can't guarantee a private christening which a) I want and b) wouldn't put my nan through just after her starting chemotherapy.

I then said I was worried about her as she won't come out for coffee with our group of friends and always makes bad excuses and she said its not that she doesn't want to see us, she doesn't want us to bring our children because she doesn't have one and won't come if we do bring them.

I can sympathise with her position but I asked her how she would feel when they have a child if I said I didn't want her to bring that child when we socialise. The man then had a go at me saying I haven't had a mc and been trying for 18 months to have a child. I said it took a year to get ds1 (and I did have a mc before him it's just not well known) and he replied but at least you have two now and when we have one there won't be an issue with you bringing your children then.

I did ask if they meant to be rude to which she said no. We then left it and started talking about other things.

I don't want to make her feel bad and I can't possibly understand what they're going through but aibu to be upset and quite offended by what went on tonight? Either way I will let it go but I need to know if I should apologise to her for what I said back.

Flisspaps Wed 19-Sep-12 22:11:21

YANBU. I sympathise with your friend, but really she can't pretend that no-one else had children until she has one. If she chooses not to attend the christening then that'd be a real shame, but you have to put your family first now.

Don't post in AIBU though, you don't need that!

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