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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!

notcitrus Wed 20-Feb-13 00:09:27

It's 1:1 under 3 here, so neither child has been swimming yet. A now at least wants to learn to swim like his cool cousin, and dd is a total water baby, giggling when her hair is washed! But MrNC is allergic to chlorine and throws up in swimming pools so can't come with, and while there is a creche on weekday mornings, they changed the policy just before dd was born to say babies had to be at least 1 to be left in it, and the learner pool is in use for school lessons so no use for us (there's one lane for adult swimming with school lessons on either side).

meglet I filled in some forms recently for researchers looking at people with mental health issues to see if they had undiagnosed ASD or ADHD, and then as my results on the AQ showed strong correlation with ASD (total unsurprise), went along and spent a couple hours answering questions and doing tests.

The tests results suggested I don't have ASD, but given that diagnosed-autistic auntie-to-A can easily do what they were testing to see if I couldn't (don't want to give details that might affect any results), I think they were only looking for very-stereotypical male AS people - and apparently have found quite a lot. They were also looking at prison populations and places like Broadmoor, not just random GP lists.

What was interesting though was their finding that high AQ scores (the AQ test is online) has a very high correlation with social anxiety, and they were wondering if rather than ASD-type issues causing the anxiety, it might be anxiety causing the ASD-type symptoms. Sounds conceivable.

I think getting a neuroscientist in to be experiemented on for neuroscience disconcerted them somewhat. smile dd crawled around and was charming though.

Badvoc Thu 21-Feb-13 14:50:49

I failed.
9 days if no MN is all I got to.
Hope you are all ok? He do you feel about that?
Mum ok, staples out.
Roof finally on...hurrah!
Boys fine.
Dh had the snip smile

Kagey Thu 21-Feb-13 19:40:59

Yay I found the newish thread! RL has been a bit hectic so MN took a backseat. Dd1 is a 9 footwise and is just below average height. I'm a shortie so if she's taller than me, I'll be pleased for her (hopefully dd2 will be taller too). Erins in age 2-3 trousers tho for the length and waist.

My 30 day shred went well, and so I'm ditching the gym to do DVDs at home ~ weight wise I've lost about a stone but clothes are getting too big which was more my goal. Still a long way to go!

I'm being made permanent in my job and I'm really pleased; I've been agency for over a year, and it'll mean more money and no timesheets!

Anyway enough about me - congrats carrie that's fab news!!

Meglet Thu 21-Feb-13 22:09:10

badvoc 9 days is 8 days more than I've ever managed grin.

A potential ASD diagnosis would be helpful, if only to confirm what I've suspected for many years. The centre in southampton that deals with it (and I will hopefully be going to) offers support to adults post diagnosis. Will be interesting to see how it pans out, no idea when it will happen yet.

Congrats on the permanent job kagey!

CappuccinoCarrie Fri 22-Feb-13 09:46:22

ILTMIMI I think I was expecting the in-laws to be either squeaky excited overjoyed at news of new grandchild, or total horror at us having four children. Matter of fact was not a response I was ready for!

Thank you all for making me feel better about the swimming pool ratios thing, I guess although the new pool is different to other pools in our city, they're not being totally unreasonable looking at the national picture.

DS2 is being a total monkey today. After repeated trips to the naughty step I've put him in his cot for my sanity extended time out to calm down. We're going out with friends after lunch, but the quiet morning at home isn't working out quite as I'd expected! Big kids are painting beautifully, and technically I only turned the computer on to put on a mr tumble for DS2 once I rescue him get him up but MN was just there grin

ninja Sat 23-Feb-13 08:13:52

Congratulations Carrie

Had a good trip away for a few days to visit family then on a narrow boat on a canal with a friend and his son. We didn't go far but it was good to have a change of scenery and the kids enjoyed it.

There was a bit of drama when on the last day, just before we were about to leave my friend's son was messing around and managed to fall in the canal!

I was taking the rubbish to the bins, heard a scream and thought they were playing, heard my daughter shout and ran straight back by which point she'd tried to reach him, hadn't been able to and had jumped in go rescue him! He was pretty shocked and was clinging onto her. I managed to pull them to the front of the boat and drag them in.

I'm very proud of her and also glad it wasn't me as we'd been breaking I've in the canal the day before!

They're off to Ireland with their dad now so I'm desperately trying to catch up on work, cleaning, exercise and mn of course

CappuccinoCarrie Mon 25-Feb-13 13:34:49

ninja that sounds terrifying, well done to your DD though, I presume she wasn't in danger at any point <has an awful what-could-have-happened moment> She deserves a bravery award.
Well I got DS1's feet measured in response to our recent discussion. One is still firmly a 7.5, the other is pretty much an 8. We did not buy new shoes! Realised I might not buy him any more proper Clarks shoes as he'll need school shoes for Sept, then I'll just buy cheap trainers for weekends <end of an era>
Where's good for cheap wellies that don't fall apart?

CappuccinoCarrie Mon 25-Feb-13 13:36:11

And kagey great work on the shred and weightloss, you're an inspiration to us couch potatoes!
Congrats on the job too, very well done in this economic climate wine

ninja Tue 26-Feb-13 13:20:27

Yes carrie she's a confident swimmer and we were moored up so they were close to the boat and the side. They just couldn't get out! It was the cold that was the problem!

She's really tough though and warmed up soon enough, he took a bit longer.

She's very pleased that she did it even though at the time she was saying - 'I don't like it!'

I've contacted the very local online paper so hopefully she'll get a story in there smile

Meglet Thu 28-Feb-13 21:31:29

bookmarking. I hate falling off the thread!

Badvoc Sat 02-Mar-13 17:13:22

Me too!

CappuccinoCarrie Mon 04-Mar-13 13:16:32

And I fell off too! I have had a good excuse though, been celebrating my birthday this weekend grin

So we told my parents about our baby...
Dad said absolutely nothing. Mum took a moment for it to sink in and said "oh gosh" and "oh crikey" rather a lot. The topic hasn't really come up since and that was Friday. My friends are excited for us though, and we're excited, and my parents will get used to it eventually <hopeful>

Badvoc Mon 04-Mar-13 13:32:47

Happy b day carrie! flowers
Aren't some peoples reaction to pg news odd!? smile
Well, I am delighted for you!
We have all the ingredients for a really crappy week here...ds2 has now got the virus that ds1 had/has.
And dh is away this week.
By Friday no doubt I will have it too sad
Ds2 and I are currently snuggles in bed with our tablets...I am MNing and he is looking at youtube videos of trains.
Had a couple of meetings this week which I will have to cancel sad

Badvoc Fri 08-Mar-13 13:11:29

So...have been offered a job starting in sept as a childcare assistant 3/4 mornings per week at my friends pre school.
How exciting!

notcitrus Fri 08-Mar-13 17:50:35

Hello everyone. Happy International Women's Day.
Congrats to ninjadd. And new job badvoc!
Work is very busy but quite fun. I'm even considering working 4 days rather than 3. In a few months time. Not yet. Maybe when A starts school. Anyone remember when we find out about primary schools?

Badvoc Fri 08-Mar-13 17:53:54

It's April 16th NC x

Meglet Fri 08-Mar-13 18:06:33

Is it the 16th nationwide? I've got it in my head that we (hampshire) are the end of April.

I'm off to google, hope I'm wrong! The sooner I know the better!

Meglet Fri 08-Mar-13 18:10:55

Phew, I was wrong! that's not a sentence I say often

Primary allocation date is the 16th smile. Thanks for the heads up badvoc.

Badvoc Fri 08-Mar-13 18:23:13

No worries x

CappuccinoCarrie Fri 08-Mar-13 19:46:39

I'm bricking it about applications - we got a letter from the council at the start of Feb saying they were expecting an application from this address and hadn't received one. I phoned in a total rage panic and they did have our application, it was an admin error. But still I won't relax until I see it in black and white that he's got into the school where DD is!

badvoc that's great news! Well done you!

I had the first person guess I was pg today based purely on the size of my tummy...I'm only 11+3 <weeps>

Meglet Fri 08-Mar-13 20:43:00

carrie I remember you having that crisis, it would make my pretty meltdowny too. My application number is written down but I'm still having irrational panics that I didn't do it properly.

When is your scan date?

CappuccinoCarrie Fri 08-Mar-13 20:52:31

Next Tuesday. Eeeeek!
Just been researching maternity/nursing bras using all the wonderful advice on MN. I'm a stone lighter than when I had the other DCs, and a totally different bra size, so enjoying the 'window shopping' like a first timer!

Badvoc Fri 08-Mar-13 22:02:44

Ooohhhh...exciting! smile

Meglet Sat 09-Mar-13 20:04:36

Tuesday! Doesn't it come around fast.

Have you ever tried the nursing vests? They really helped me second time round, I could layer them up with normal tops instead of a totally unfashionable bf top.

CappuccinoCarrie Sun 10-Mar-13 19:56:11

I lurrrrrve nursing vests meglet, will use them for bf again (especially as, yet again, I'll be bf over winter. Brrr) But right now I need something for my poor sore (.) (.) !

Hope you've all had a lovely mothers day. Or Moths bay as DD wrote on my card grin

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