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Brooking no argument for babies who sleep, eat, smile and behave perfectly at all times. Yeah right!

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scarletfingernail Wed 14-Nov-12 13:56:48

New thread, here we go...

scarletfingernail Wed 14-Nov-12 14:04:35

Hmmm I've now figured how to link. Sorry about that.

Ninja I've got everything crossed for you. Worry about the work once you're in. There's still loads that needs doing in our house. It would've been finished years ago but small children kind of hinder that and priorities have changed. As long as you can make it clean and liveable you can do bits over time.

Jaggy you're halfway through your first week already! Have you been ok back at work?

hawthers Wed 14-Nov-12 14:10:22

Marking place. DS2 has decided cool kids only have one nap a day hmm

I was up half the night being ill so have achieved precisely nothing today.

jaggythistle Wed 14-Nov-12 14:17:06

thanks scarlet!

i did a big post and it disappeared because there was no room. d'oh.

that decorating sounds like chaos too, you're brave!

work is actually ok. I'm not quite like I've never been away yet, but doing fine. It's going to take ages to catch up on the gossip though. the way our shifts work, i won't see some folk for weeks. grin

DS2 seems to have drunk his milk ok this morning, maybe he's getting the hang of it. or maybe he prefers the variflow teats, I've only got a couple so he probably got different ones yesterday. hmm.

expressing is just a means to keep bfing with minimal disruption for baby or my boobs i guess. bottle washing is the most annoying bit!

Biscuitsandtea Wed 14-Nov-12 14:27:52

<passes initiative test to find new thread>

<heads off to make a cup of tea as a reward for using brain>

pommedechocolat Wed 14-Nov-12 14:34:28


scarletfingernail Wed 14-Nov-12 14:36:31

How's DS2 doing today Biscuits?

Boo to being ill hawthers, how are you now?

Biscuits have you got the form to compete your school choices? I've made an appointment to go and look at the nearest school to us but I think I'd better check out a couple more just in case. Does your DS automatically get a place at his with him already going to pre-school there?

Biscuitsandtea Wed 14-Nov-12 15:23:46

DS2 doing ok thanks for asking smile. He slept fine overnight please don't hate me everyone so that's helping. I think he's a little less wheezy than before.

I got a leaflet about applying for schools today (but no form? Did it come in the post?). We have just this morning been to see one of the schools in the village and have an open afternoon at the other one tomorrow. Both are probably fine though - the one today is fairly well disciplined I think but a very small plot with no field. The other one (where ds1 goes to pre school) is loads bigger, noisier and has a massive massive field (so big the secondary school borrow it!). He doesn't automatically get in to one though by going to the pre school. But I should think we would get into the bigger one no problem as we live so close to it. Although we are well within the catchment for the other one too so I think we just need to pick our favourite. It would be a shame to take him away from his little pals though if we did like the other quiet one better......

scarletfingernail Wed 14-Nov-12 15:51:38

Biscuits hopefully your DS2 is over the worst then.
The council sent the forms out to all the playgroups/nurseries/pre-schools etc and you collect it from one of them. You can do it online anyway which I think is what they prefer you to do. It tells you in the leaflet how to do it. I bet that's why they've not given you a form. We only have one school in walking distance, but there's another 4 or so within a 5 minute drive. I really only like the look of the walking distance one though so fingers crossed we get in there. DS can't wait! I took him yesterday to make an appointment to look round and he was really excited. I'm going to be a wreck, good job I've got DD at home for a few years or I'd be bereft plus I'd have to find some work

BartletForTeamGB Wed 14-Nov-12 16:05:34

Thanks for the link for the new post. Marking my place so I can keep track of where you are, ready for my arrival in a few months!

Biscuitsandtea Wed 14-Nov-12 16:06:25

Ah I bet that's it. We'll do it online anyway.

You must have the best chance of getting in to the closest one you'd think? I suppose it can't hurt to visit a few of he other close ones though to get a feeling for the differences?

Yes - I'm glad I still will have ds2 here for a few more years. And then I'll be joining you looking for the term-time-school-hours-job-that-no-one-else-wants-but-is-ridiculously-well-paid-for-little-or-no-effort hmm

musicalmrs Wed 14-Nov-12 16:24:42

<scoots in and marks place, bringing marshmallows>

Sorry for the radio silence! Disappeared off to Cumbria to visit family for a few days. Got back late last night. DD angelic throughout, except for long car journeys - can't blame her for that. Have read through everything but I'm sure I won't remember everyone..

Ninja Hurrah for exchanging! Fingers crossed packing etc goes well, and that the move goes smoothly.

Scream, hurrah for A's tooth! Hope the sleeping improves soon. Glad to hear things are getting there re organising counciling etc with DH - hope things improve soon on that front too smile

Scarlet, the wine thing made me smile. Similar things happen in my house. Especially moaning over broken glasses (especially when part of a set!). I think my DH has broken the last couple grin.

Hope all poorly and sleepless brookers are improving sad

All ok here. A baby at one of DD's groups is in hospital with meningitis sad Gt Ormond St too, with a prognosis that's not good. So horrible and worrying. Naturally, having told DH, he's now ultra worried about DD (he's the panicky one, and I'm the laid back one!).

Having a lovely relaxing day today (including getting my hair cut!) as DH is still off of work. We have a plumber coming tomorrow to try and fix the leak in the kitchen (which is a result of their work). He was supposed to come today while DH is in, and has rearranged for tomorrow. Grr. I hate being the only one here when work people are here I don't know...

<waves at Bartlet> How long is it until you'll be joining us? smile

NinjaChipmunk Wed 14-Nov-12 16:43:19

Just marking place. Off to pack some more boxes before dd needs another feed.

TooImmatureGhostiesAndGhoulies Wed 14-Nov-12 16:59:04

<marks place>

<watches M destroy living room. She is actually doing a pretty job impression of the tyrannosaurus in Jurassic Park atm, little arms waving, picking up things and ripping them apart>

Have instructed DH to bring home wine.

Biscuitsandtea Wed 14-Nov-12 17:25:14

Can I ask those with DS's proficient in standing up weeing, what do they do with their trousers? DS has just this week mastered the art of the stand up wee, but at the moment still takes his pants and trousers down. What do others do?

As you were......

NinjaChipmunk Wed 14-Nov-12 19:26:46

Pants and trousers down for ds biscuits anything else would be too messy.

Biscuitsandtea Wed 14-Nov-12 19:48:33

So that's not unusual at school?

TooImmatureGhostiesAndGhoulies Wed 14-Nov-12 21:05:19

<hic> Half a bottle, half a bottle, half a bottle onward...don't fancy riding into the valley of death, though. <makes no sense> I am such a lightweight these days! I hope M stays asleep for a bit. Last night she did 7.30-11.30pm, longest sleep in weeks! Sadly I couldn't sleep, but it's a step in the right direction. Then she was up at 2.40 and 6.10, but not for long and slept until 8.40am! That was pretty good.

NinjaChipmunk Wed 14-Nov-12 21:15:15

grin at too I am also a lightweight but have really enjoyed a few cold beers recently.
I don't think it's unusual at school at all biscuits but can't say i've ever asked. I don't see how he could wee out of such a small willy without covering his trousers otherwise?

DreamingOfPeace Wed 14-Nov-12 21:16:23

<creeps in late, pretending the intelligence test of finding her way here was a doddle...>

He he too

DreamingOfPeace Wed 14-Nov-12 22:02:18

Btw too, I would never have attempted decorating with a baby in tow. I'd have just said I could wait in and play while looking after DD. Hmm. I am a bit rubbish at doing jobs while looking after any number of Lo's unless they're napping, when i would squeeze vast amounts of sloppily done jobs in...

<looks on in awe and wonderment at people achieving normal things while looking after a baby>

pommedechocolat Thu 15-Nov-12 06:10:57

Oh my god sleep through alert! I've been awake since five thirty though as I woke up in shock! My alarm goes off in 15 mins anyway...

Hmm. Is it the formula?! Or just that she was finally knackered?

Brooking everyone got some sleep!

Hope ds2 carries on getting better biscuits

pommedechocolat Thu 15-Nov-12 06:12:06

<waves at barlet> can't wait to see you and your lo over here!

Biscuitsandtea Thu 15-Nov-12 06:52:34

Yay for sleeping through Pomme! Well done A smile

How long is it now Bartlet until you're joining us? smile

TooImmatureGhostiesAndGhoulies Thu 15-Nov-12 08:15:36

Wow, Pomme, hurray for A! Well done the two of you!

I have some pretty good sleep news myself - M did 7.30-10pm and then <drumroll> slept until 3.45! shock Do you think it was the wine? 5 hours 45 minutes counts as sleeping through to Elizabeth Pantley [unconvinced hmm]. M then slept from 4.15 through to 7.30. <considers drinking wine every night, just in case>

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