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April 2011 - nearly 2, it's still all about you <disclaimer, I might be having a bad day>

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UnderwaterBasketWeaving Fri 01-Feb-13 18:33:04


Thanks to Frak, thread title queen!

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 18-Jun-13 14:04:49

new thread here ladies

TwentiethCenturyGirl Tue 18-Jun-13 11:56:41

Potty training is underway here too. Going quite well so far. She definitely gets it but we're still having the odd accident. We're making it up as we go along to be honest!

Kittycatcat Tue 18-Jun-13 08:30:44

Mrsw and green where has that 30 weeks gone? What are your due days?

Thanks Mrsw. I am taking the anti deprresants and feeling so much more like myself. I didnt realise how bad it was until they kicked in. I am enjoying the boys again now.

Reckon terrible twos need to be in our new title.

S could be worse, but we do get NO alot with a whiny voice.

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Tue 18-Jun-13 06:39:03

Potty training is looming here! Can anyone recommend a book/website/strategy?
Tomorrow is my marking deadline, it's going to be tight but at least it's going to be OVER!

YoniHuman Tue 18-Jun-13 01:59:31

I vote for suggestion two as well, perfectly sums up P yesterday as she was staring at my defiantly whilst I was coming in the door loaded with bags from the car and she was peeling off the hallway wallpaper.

MrsWajs Mon 17-Jun-13 22:10:11

Ok, very slack but have so far only managed to read back 6 pages so will do a wee catch up and then read some more tomorrow!

First of all well done to you Kitty for seeing your Dr/HV and getting help with your PND. I know how difficult it can be and it takes a lot of strength to admit there is a problem and deal with it appropriately. There's no harm in trying the ADs either, I took them for around 6 months after being diagnosed with PND when R was 1(!!) and they did me the world of good.

As for the terrible two's - GOD we are all over that like a rash. I can't believe how stroppy and diva-like R actually is!! Everything is "MINE" at a thousand decibels. Most other things are "NO" at a similar volume and for the rest she just ignores what she doesn't want to hear!
I almost put her up for adoption last Friday after a particularly bad day, which involved - making a lot of mess with a tiny tin of Vaseline, a screaming tantrum in Asda where I earned a slap in the face for my efforts and finally destroying her bedroom when we got home when she should have been napping, by ripping a shelf off the wall!!!!
We are potty training just now too, started off very well but regressed a bit when we went to France last month so we're only just getting back to where we were before we left!! On the whole I can't complain too much, she just needs to work on consistency, she can go days without an accident and then will just randomly pee on the floor and not tell anyone. She's also taken to peeing on the naughty step in protest so we're ignoring that until she realises it doesn't get a reaction!!

In bump news, I am now nearly 30 weeks!! How did that happen!? I am also MASSIVE!!! sad Much bigger than I was with R. I'm blaming the fact that bump is a boy (can't remember if I told you that or not) and it's nothing to do with the amount of cake I've been eating!! How are the rest of the pg laydees??

I seem to have written a novel mostly about me and R, woops!! Will try and keep up more regularly but finding time an issue these days and I recon I'm only going to have less of it soon enough!

GreenFirefly Mon 17-Jun-13 21:57:58

How do they get so messy when you turn your back for a second? We were at a messy play session this afternoon and M tends to like to be outside most of the time. I was helping tidy up, the next thing i knew she'd gone inside and managed to cover her coat in red paint. I only washed it yesterday....
We had a 5am start today which is really unusual. Hope it's not a new trend. I don't need to have any practice for when newborn arrives - I'm 30 weeks now and counting down my weeks left at work.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 17-Jun-13 17:25:03

Just had to bath b after a pretty spectacular back garden play session. I was planting up my pots, turned round and he had managed to turn on the hose a trickle, mix this with the huge bag of compost on the ground and him then running off and sliding down the grassy hill = very dirty boy! It was everywhere!

Poor poxy kids, b has had a cough and a runny nose (again!) all weekend. I'm fed up of snot!

TwentiethCenturyGirl Mon 17-Jun-13 17:06:40

I like number two too - tantrums are an everyday occurrence chez TwentiethCenturyGirl...

We've got the pox in the house at the moment <rings bell>, so I'm excusing any bad behaviour on health related grounds. How's your DS ILike? Was it the pox after all?

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Mon 17-Jun-13 16:33:31


I vote for number 2 (after epic tantrums this weekend at a Family Lunch)

GreenFirefly Mon 17-Jun-13 16:33:14

giraffes roar here too.

Kittycatcat Mon 17-Jun-13 15:54:35

i like that, sweet

GlaikitFizzog Mon 17-Jun-13 15:49:09

Or, inspired by B

April 2011 - where cows roar and lions quack!

He gets his animals mixed up, bless!

GlaikitFizzog Mon 17-Jun-13 15:46:47

2nd one for me! So true

Daisy17 Mon 17-Jun-13 15:46:43

I like 2 and 3.....

Kittycatcat Mon 17-Jun-13 15:21:53


April 2011 - only 16 years until they go to Uni! Everybody panic!
(Just anticipating the wave of schoolstarters)
April 2011 - we understand no, we choose to ignore it
April 2011 - careful what I see you do, I want to do it just like you

Kittycatcat Mon 17-Jun-13 15:19:46

Hello everyone

How are you mrsw?

Think we had some name suggestions from nom a while back. will look.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 17-Jun-13 13:38:11

Just in case any of you pg aprilites aren't on the panel survey for pg ladies here

<Trips over mrsWajs> hullo!

MrsWajs Mon 17-Jun-13 12:43:24

<sneaks in and hopes no-one notices VERY prolonged absence>

YoniHuman Mon 17-Jun-13 01:14:49

Hope everyone's had a good weekend and those poorly are on the mend.

DH starts a 3mth temp job tomorrow and I have had an enjoyable weekend. Took DS to the local castle on Saturday as it was free entry for the day and then in the evening i went with a friend to watch Anton & Erin dancing. I wrote out a question in the interval for the Q&A session and they answered it. For anyone interested, no Anton's trousers havn't split during a performance but he did break his zipper before a dance on Strictly so Erin had to stick pretty close grin.

Looks like we will be needing a new thread title soon, Suggestions anyone?

ecuse Fri 14-Jun-13 18:53:56

Yep - she just got home and she's had a great day. No voms. Phew!

I think going with the flow sounds like an excellent plan!

GlaikitFizzog Fri 14-Jun-13 18:36:42

Ante-preschool (when they are three) isn't like a school setting. It's more like a play group but a little more structured. Then, at least up here, they do a year in preschool nursery (is that what englanders call reception) before P1 at the age of five. Although the nursery year here is only half days m-f. It's such I minefield. I just did what my cm told me!

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Fri 14-Jun-13 17:48:15

Was everything ok in the end, ecuse?

I've finally talked to the cm about preschool etc. she's a legend! She's busy studying for her diploma so that she can be accredited to do the 15hrs funded thing (I can't remember the official phrase). She basically said I should stop panicking, F should be able to stay with her till (and beyond) primary school, and if it appears that he'd benefit from some preschool hours then we should worry about that then.

I'm finding it hard to imagine him being ready for sitting down classroom type stuff anytime soon anyway (I know things will be different in 12-18mo). And I think I'm happier knowing he's "at home" in a family setting while he's really little.

Does that sound like a plan? Or will he be an untrained unteachable terror in primary school?!

ecuse Fri 14-Jun-13 08:42:40

Morning all. I am WFH this morning (so MNing, obvs). Got woken up by J at 5.30 this morning. Went in to find her sitting up, pressed as far into the corner as she could to avoid the big pile of sick in the middle of her cot. It was quite dry and (TMI) full of entire slices of mushrooms she hadn't chewed or digested at all so my best guess is she had an indigestion vomit quite soon after we put her to bed. She seemed perfectly cheerful this morning and, after a bath, wolfed two bowls of ceral and a handful of tomatoes, and kept it down for the next 45 minutes until the childminder assistant arrived to pick her up at 7 (now we have moved the childminder does PICKUPS. It is AWESOME!). I'm feeling slightly guilty for sending her off in case she makes the other kids sick but I don't think she has a stomach bug - she's visibly poorly when she does, and she wouldn't have kept her breakfast down. Right? Or am I that awful mum who makes everyone else's kid sick? blush I did tell the CM assistant what I told you, and wrote it on her form, so I haven't lied...

Kittycatcat Thu 13-Jun-13 23:30:39

Don't drink too much. I was told to empty my bladder the third time. Also been told a can of coke and a mars bar helps! Good luck.

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