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December 2011- <Haddocks> are in the deep freeze as we won't be needing them, no, siree! Grab a <cuppa>.......

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Aethelfleda Thu 20-Sep-12 18:53:02

Shiny new thread: we forgot to discuss the title this time!

<pulls up a chair and offers coffee and tea around>

hawthers Thu 20-Sep-12 19:07:30

Marking spot.

Have been shouty mum (tm) this afternoon sad DS1 has a bad case if the threes and DS2 is teething and exhausted due to DS1 waking him up from a nap....

Definitely had enough of today.

mopsytop Thu 20-Sep-12 19:27:12

Place marking

Figgygal Thu 20-Sep-12 19:42:32

Marking place too.

No idea what we doing about bday and Xmas since his bday is on 22nd we want to do something as will be good opportunity tu see friends for last time before Xmas but its also the last sat b4 Xmas so people may be busy......not sure. On the 23rd we fly up to Scotland until 29th to be with my family so that will limit any spoiling of DS due to baggage capacity.

I think teeth are imminent bright cheeks for days and now his bottom front 2 are looking clearer in the gum line. FINALLY!!

OiMissus Thu 20-Sep-12 19:54:21

Marking place - thanks aethel

AWomanCalledHorse Thu 20-Sep-12 20:26:25

Xiao!! Why did you have to link that website? I may have to go on a splurge! grin, also if any of you can think of any other decent eco-friendly toy websites (I know, I know) please let me know!
DS is getting spoilt this year thanks to being the only grandchild on DH's side & I'd rather he had decent toys instead of plastic tat.

We're doing his birthday (21st) up at PIL, xmas eve at my best mates, back home for Xmas alone as our own little family then more family on boxing day.
hawthers wine

Thanks for the new thread aethel!

LittleMissFlustered Thu 20-Sep-12 20:30:01

Being on the brew

MOT went fine thanks Xiao, my inhaler has been decreased a level to see if we can maintain my reasonable chest without maxing out the top level inhalers I have been ongrin Got to love being one of a family full of people with broken lungs!

Right, off to look out for the elder minion, she's being dropped off soonsmile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Thu 20-Sep-12 21:03:53

<Marks place>

<hands out large glasses of wine & cake>

Hope everyone who's been feeling ill, feels better soon.

Hawthers We all have shouty days so don't feel too bad smile

Far too much happened whilst I was away, reading back its hard to comment individually on my phone - sorry to all.

Should be able to keep up now grin thanks for Xmas pressie ideas. Like Figgyboy Sky's birthday is 22nd dec so hard to know what to buy!

Love the wooden cube toy tho.

Hopefully my Ellaroo woven wrap arrives tomorrow. Can't wait to try it out grin

MissRee Thu 20-Sep-12 21:28:49

Place marking!

BJR Thu 20-Sep-12 21:33:54

Mentioned the house to DP Seven and he said that it sounded like an over zealous sales person wanting to meet targets. His only advice was to take it upwards, if its the sales person on the ground saying they will pull the sale ask to speak to someone more senior. Sorry not of much use but hope your parents manage to get it sorted.

Xiao that website is dangerous! Some lovely instruments on there that are tempting, might divert DS from attack DP's guitars.

Our Christmas plans will be 4 days of presents! DS's birthday on 23rd, DSS's Christmas with us on 24th, Christmas!, then DSS's birthday on 26th! I can't wait, I may have started shopping already smile

NorthernChinchilla Thu 20-Sep-12 21:38:31

Ah, a proper welcome back DSM. You're tanned, aren't you? Tanned and relaxed.
<looks at own corpse-like complexion and sobs>
So glad you've had such a fantastic time of it- was the family reunion good?

Got fingers crossed that figgyboy gets his teeth!

Not sure what we're doing over birthday/Xmas in terms of the boy's presents. Think I'll just say to people that a little wrap up (small toy, some onesies) will be grand, and if they want to do anything more we'll ask for money for his savings account. I think mainly if I manage to stop him eating the wrapping paper I'll call it successful grin

Thanks all on the job issue- DP is very down about it. He's seeing the union bloke tomorrow, and we'll go through the appeal, but they've been so shit about it I doubt it'll work. He's also going to apply for a school secretary/office manager post over the weekend, as given the way he's been treated (and a million other things that have happened over the past year or so at his work) he just wants out.
DP has been really accommodating, considered the service, offered to work the period in the day where they have no admin staff cover, offered to do one full day a week, and nope sad.

The fecking irony is that instead of having a member of staff continuing to work conscientiously for 27.5 hours a week, they'll have a pissed off one for 37.5 hours a week and then an empty hole of 0 hours a week, as they can't fill his post when he leaves because there's a freeze.

mopsy, really hope you manage to still enjoy your break; the anti-bs should kick in properly by tomorrow, and glad you've got the left over painkillers, very thrifty!

How's it going seven?

seven77 Thu 20-Sep-12 21:39:39

air Eva is 10 months tomorrow! I'm very glad her birthday isn't overshadowed by Christmas, though I must say I love kitty's idea of a birthday tree.

I've hardly thought about Christmas tbh, though I may just cheat this year and order everything online. I've normally done most of my shopping by now blush.

Thanks for all of the sympathies and support, and apologies for my language yesterday. DH knows, he was at the solicitors today when she spoke to the developers of their new house. They're determined to complete tomorrow regardless, apparently they usually then need the money in 2-4 weeks, ours isn't optimistic it will happen. I am avoiding haven't spoken to my parents but I can only assume they can either let them go ahead and take a 30k (10%) gamble which is unlikely to win or pull out at the eleventh hour. Even so they've spent 5k on carpets an paid extra for tiling to be done plus the deposit that I know of. I'll update when I get more news.

Sorry for the lack of name checks, just (hopefully) understandably just feeling very stressed and not feeling like I'm coping too well lately.

seven77 Thu 20-Sep-12 21:49:06

Posted before refreshing.

northern perfectly understandable that he wants out, I remember you saying when they were trying to agree on hours that he compromised to keep them happy, can't believe they still turned him down.

mopsy sorry you're in pain, I perforated an ear drum when I was little. Tbh I can't remember it hurting, though I suffered recurrent ear infections and I assume it has something to do with the fact myhearing is a bit rubbish.

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Thu 20-Sep-12 22:06:57

Northern I'll upload some pics to my profile tomorrow of my tanned self grin
Regarding your DH & his employers, hopefully the union rep will have something helpful to offer. I think he's being shafted!

Seven nothing useful to add but hope it gets sorted real soon and that your parents understand its out of your control.

Mopsy ear perf Is the worst. Hope it heals really soon.

anairofhope Thu 20-Sep-12 22:23:22

Marking place

sorry i havent name checked i have read most of the other thread im just too busy to post. Its been really busy with Air starting school.

I said we would meet one of his new school friends at 9:30 tomoro for rhyme time at the libaray but he has only just gone to sleep sad

He will be so grumpy tomoro sad

Im finding it hard to spend time with Hope cos when Air is in school she just sleeps and then im busy with Air so she is in jumperoo or on floor crawling and crusing around.

Next week i will make an effort to go to baby group, but she will just sleep thru it!

My dh has droped work on Mondays so he only works four days and has three days off over weekend. It means he can take me and air swimming when he sits in cafe with coffee paper and Hope.

The reduction means less money but that his health should improve with more rest!

anairofhope Thu 20-Sep-12 22:36:19

(Think i may be a bit manic at the moment all week I have done all houswork and sorted the children out and do lots of organising. I have even done *ironing+ shock I really wish im better and that im back to me and i dont have a huge down dip. Depression is horrid because i can see if its fixed or not sad )

Figgygal Thu 20-Sep-12 22:45:27

Just back with the weekly shop done, next size up swim nappies attained as tomorrow morning we going to rhyme time and then straight off to first baby swim session. Should have taken DS ages ago but missed the start of last term so these lessons were £60.50 for 13 weeks classes and these will take us up to 1 week before his bday WOW!!

anairofhope Fri 21-Sep-12 06:57:33

And the day starts again sad

Hope wakes for a feed and she wakes Air up and then i have both shouting and playing in the cot!

<puts coffee on for all>

LittleMissFlustered Fri 21-Sep-12 07:40:31

<throws a plate of pain chocolat into the mix>


OiMissus Fri 21-Sep-12 08:26:37

Pain au chocolat... What a lovely thought.
Sssh! I've got my sex drive back. Shhh!
It's been nine months. And I didn't miss it. It seemed normal. BOi came first and above all else... (and other excuses). It must have been the reemergence of AF that kicked things off.
Well, all I can say is HURRAH! Yippee! and YeeHah! And I'm sure that DH would add more to that.
So I stopped BF at 7 months, and then at 9 months AF came, and my body said, "let's make another baby". And we say, "--that's not such a bad idea-- Whoa! no. Slow down. Let's enjoy ourselves a bit first, let's get some of teh work on the house done, let's get DH settled in a job, and then we'll think about it."
Watched OBEM last night, larger ladies. It almost made me want to do it again, and give birth naturally. HA!
No, I have decided, next time it'll be a planned cs. No messing about.

OiMissus Fri 21-Sep-12 08:35:20

BTW DH's first day in his temp job went really well. He's already shown that he can do the job, by helping the other IT facilitators with stuff they didn't know how to do. smile Which helps with his confidence after being out of IT for 4 years. And it sounds like this is a rolling contract that will just go on and on and on. (We'll have to see if he can up his hours though. 18 hrs a week is a pain)
However, he has an interview tomorrow for another job, closer to home, and full time. So it's all good. grin
Happy Friday everyone!

CherryBlossom27 Fri 21-Sep-12 08:57:23

Morning all!

Last night was a bit grim, DS has got a cold and he kept waking up because he couldn't breathe from about 2am onwards! I gave up at 3am and brought him into bed with me and DH and he slept until 6am.

It's the first time I've ever been able to sleep with DS in the bed, I know a lot of people on MN seem to co-sleep but I've always been scared of DS overheating or me squishing him. I think now he's a relatively healthy almost 9 month old it's ok to do, but I don't want to get in the habit.

My DBro is going back home today sad he's currently asleep as DS kept waking him up too grin

For birthday (24th) and Christmas I was thinking about getting a ride on and maybe a sandpit/paddling pool for the garden as DS's big presents. I'm going to do a little stocking from Father Christmas with some socks, pj's, little board books, wooden puzzle, bath toys type of thing.

MrsDSM, what design Ellaroo have you ordered? I think their designs are lovely smile

Right I'd better disappear and get some things done before DS wakes up!

GeeandTee Fri 21-Sep-12 09:39:42

Thanks aethel

We are full of colds/sore throats here and DD wants to nap on me, not in her cot hmm

BUT she slept through until 7.20am with only one wake up! It was an hour long wake up at 1am but I still count that as progress.

<Puts kettle on>

OiMissus Fri 21-Sep-12 10:38:06

Advice please on colds... BOi has a very phlegmy cough. Most of the time, he's fine, but when he starts coughing, it's horrible. He really struggles, and it's all saliva, phlegm, snot, ...
Should I take him to the GP, or is a cold just a cold?
He's had a cold every other week since birth/nursery. Is it something I should be worried about?
A couple of months ago I took him to the GP as his chest was rattley - you could feel it. She told me it was clear, he was fine.
I - who know nothing about babies - am of the opinion that its a cold, he'll get through it, we can try to make it easier with calpol/karvol etc., but essentially, he has to get it out of his system.
My dad thinks he always has a cold, there must be something wrong, we must go to the docs. ???

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Fri 21-Sep-12 10:53:46

Oi Bet DH woke up with a grin this morning lol. Good to see he's doing well in his temp job and making a good impression.
Regarding BOi's cough, it could all be to do with teething. So just keep an eye on him. If he looks like he is uncomfortable when coughing then take to doc just to be on safe side.

Cherry Its the rainbow stripes design.

Air Hope things have improved for you.

Sky slept all night smile 7pm-7am. Still feel jet-lagged tho! Blooming freezing too.

My Ellaroo arrived, So am going to attempt to put Sky is either a rucksack carry or double hammock for the afternoon school run! Wish me luck.

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