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Sept '08 - The one where they go out into the big bad world (well school!)

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ninja Tue 29-Jan-13 12:54:25

Hi, couldn't find a new thread and there was only one message to link to one.

Hope I haven't stepped on anyones toes creating this!

Meglet Tue 09-Jul-13 21:44:15

I forgot to call the GP's for my blood test today. Work was busy so it slipped off my 'to-do' list and my phone battery was almost dead when I came home. <<excuses excuses>> I must do it tomorrow.

Orson is a cool name. DS knows an Orson but calls him 'Awesome'.

Badvoc Tue 09-Jul-13 21:50:53

Orson is cool
How about guy?

Badvoc Tue 09-Jul-13 21:52:04

Meg...I am currently pursing my lips in a disapproving fashion smile
I had my bloods done on Friday....6 test tubes worth! Poor gp is just testing for everything!

teabagpleb Wed 10-Jul-13 19:20:35

Namechanged. Feels odd!

A is taking his big brotherly responsibilities very seriously by watching Charlie & Lola on repeat. smile He seemed to like the school staff who came on a home visit. No idea how we will sort out childcare before and after though.

Boy names: some classics have become really rare - Paul, Peter, Simon, David, Martin, Mark, Frank...

Debs75 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:45:56

Not had to do boys names really but I do like


It is Robyn's last day at nursery tomorrowsad so we have bought a huge tin of quality street and a card for them. She is very excited about giving them the present but once she realises it is really her last day I think there will be tears.
Settling in nicely here, We still have the keys for the last house as we are taking our refuse bins so waiting for them to take them tomorrow so they will be empty and easy to push down the street. Keys will definitely be out of our hands by this Friday.

Meglet Wed 10-Jul-13 21:58:46

teabag a baby Frank would be sooo cute!

CappuccinoCarrie Thu 11-Jul-13 12:57:05

Oooh some interesting ideas there!

Some would have to be vetoed due to family/close friends/ex-boyfriend connections sadly, one of them I love but is my name spelled backwards...ever since that was pointed out to me I've gone off it!

Interestingly Alexander and Joshua were the two names on the shortlist for DS2, but neither suited him, so they're back on the list this time. I just don't love them, but maybe they'll suit this baby?

Nathaniel was the only boy's name we had in our heads for DD, good idea to put that back in the running. Also I had been wondering about Dylan, that's a name that's growing on me. Similarly Thomas/Tom. Is Harry too popular at the moment...?

teabag 'Dave' is the only baby name suggestion DS2 has made grin I like Mark too, but we have a very short surname, so not sure. Did wonder about Matthew, but not sure if it goes with our other boys' names. Hmm.

debs how did the last day of nursery go?

meglet have you phoned the doctor???

DS1's last day of playgroup is next Friday. We've had his report which is very comprehensive, but I don't think particularly accurate since he's only been there 6 hours a week and there's a whole load of stuff they've not ticked off him being able to do because they've simply never seen it. The report goes to school, so I worry about them having wrong impression of him (I actually wish he could start with a clean slate rather than them having a preconceived idea of what all the playgroup kids are like). I don't know whether or not to say anything on the report feedback form or just leave it.

DD had her first sports day yesterday. She won her first two races (we had no idea she was fast, neither did she it turns out!) but came miles behind in the egg and spoon race - she was so intent on keeping the egg on the spoon that she totally forgot the racing element, she crossed the line ages after everyone else with the biggest grin on her face, having the time of her life, it was so cute!

Badvoc Thu 11-Jul-13 15:41:10

I am biased about Tom smile it's ds1s name smile
And my youngest nephew is Dylan smile

Meglet Thu 11-Jul-13 21:22:50

Yes, I've phoned the doctor smile. Got my blood tests next friday.

I'm not sure when I'll see DD's nursery EYFS report. I think her new teacher already has it so I won't see it for a while, trying to remember how they did it with DS actually confused.

Badvoc Thu 11-Jul-13 21:25:56

Good news meg.
My results will be back tomorrow but I'm not ringing til I get back from hols.

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 11-Jul-13 21:31:20

Evening!!! grin

Meglet Thu 11-Jul-13 21:45:38


teabagpleb Fri 12-Jul-13 11:13:53

Dylan is hugely popular atm - 4 of the 7 boys in A's class are Dylan/Dilan. And dn has at least two in his class.

Meglet we had Frank as our boy name for years. About half way through pregnancy it dawned that it would be too much like Magnus Magnusson! Actually Magnus is a good name, though the small one I know is doomed to being called Magnet by everyone, but better that than Maggie! smile

CappuccinoCarrie Mon 15-Jul-13 13:27:41

Oh as if a prolapse wasn't enough I now have piles <weeps> Its like my insides are making a bid for freedom <sob>

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 15-Jul-13 17:15:31


After the royal baby.

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 15-Jul-13 17:15:47

King Bernard

Debs75 Mon 15-Jul-13 22:19:58

Carrie it was fine. She took in a card and chocs and the staff and kids made her a good luck card as well. The staff were all sad to see her go as they all think she is a little minx. Lucy missed her on Friday. When we dropped her off, she ran into Robyn's old room and asked for her then got a bit teary. She is supposed to be there this week but I might let them play at home together.

How are they coping with the heat? It is boiling in our house and putting them to bed tonight was horrendous it is so hot and sticky.

CappuccinoCarrie Wed 17-Jul-13 19:57:30

starlight I live in fear of the royal baby having our favourite girl's name - its like when I was expecting DS2 in 2011 and the Beckhams were pg, I knew that whatever name they used would instantly become uncool!!

debs glad it went well! DS1 has his last playgroup on Friday <sob>

Meglet Wed 17-Jul-13 22:21:00

debs I've been sending mine to bed with cold water bottles, ie; old mineral water bottles refilled and frozen. They have been under strict instructions to hold them when they get hot or pop them on their pillows to chill it a bit.

And weirdly, DD who has frankly been a bloody terror at bedtime for 2yrs, has started going to bed without a fight the last few nights. I know she's been watching a couple of older children playing out of her window but she's stopped running riot almost overnight.

oh carrie. Your poor pelvic floor sad. Is everything else ok with the pregnancy though?

CappuccinoCarrie Thu 18-Jul-13 13:15:29

meglet other than that yes, everything is going well! Been lent a couple of summer skirts which is nice, I've been melting in the heat as I have very few really summery maternity items, but I'm not buying any more at this late stage!
Just had my last ever pre-school morning with DS1, what a little treasure he is, gonna miss him so much in Sept sad
I love the cold water bottle idea! Might try that with DD, she's the only one who's been struggling.

Meglet Fri 19-Jul-13 18:12:11

Why did I think buying water pistols would keep them quiet for a bit hmm.

Debs75 Fri 19-Jul-13 21:47:13

Meglet I bought mine a paddling pool. After 5 shops 3 shopping trips and a very mardy sales assistant I got a nice sized one, big enough for me and DP to sit in whilst the kids splash but not too big that we would take hours blowing it up. Got it home half pumped and realised we have no hose or outside tap in the new houseblush A few dozen trips with the buckets and we had a few inches of water.
Well me and DP had loads of fun, we got thoroughly soaked and the kids went in after 20 minutes.

Nighttimes are still being a pain but at least I'm not pregnant in this heat. Sorry Carrie I can imagine you are melting away in this heat. Thankfully it has cooled a bit tonight.

Lucy's last day at nursery today and DS's last day at school. 6 long weeks of children cluttering up my housesad HELP!

Badvoc Sat 20-Jul-13 17:45:34

Back from hols.
Had a fab time smile

Meglet Sat 20-Jul-13 19:02:04

Glad you had a good time badvoc.

I've already packed the beach stuff in the car and we don't go until next month.

oh dear debs. Slight glitch in your paddling pool plans wasn't there!

Meglet Mon 22-Jul-13 12:00:11

I've just realised I never updated you on my ASD assessment. I had the ADOS test a couple of weeks ago and got a 'borderline' result. I'm slightly annoyed with it TBH as I had a fairly normal result on the interaction / talking part of the test, but it's down to it being learnt behaviour and chatting 'by numbers'. Apparently if I'd had it as teenager I would have been more likely to get a formal diagnosis as I hadn't learnt the techniques for socialising, but the test has to go on how I behave on the day. So, I still find dealing with people difficult but I won't get any support

My DSIS works in mental health within the same health authority and says that particular centre are forever giving out non-ASD diagnosis's even when their patients are textbook hmm.

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