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November 2012 - Four months? Oh no, the dreaded sleep regression!

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StuntNun Fri 08-Mar-13 20:11:21

Previous thread:

Instead of marking place, please could those of us with older siblings post something (positive) they are looking forward to as our babies get older. I think it would cheer us up since so many are struggling at the moment.

StuntNun Fri 08-Mar-13 20:13:59

Older siblings to our babies obviously!

I'm looking forward to when J starts to push his arms through his sleeves for me when I'm dressing him.

ValiumQueen Fri 08-Mar-13 20:21:28

I am looking forward to J trying to pronounce his sisters names and his first recognisable wave. And sleeping through!

Pikz Fri 08-Mar-13 20:23:55

I don't have olders but my big nephews mean I am looking forward to sitting up unaided and first food!

ValiumQueen Fri 08-Mar-13 20:24:46

Lovely idea stunt I am getting a bit emotional here. Thank you for being out thread coordinator.

Yep, it won't be long until this little angel asleep in my arms is a walking talking little sod like his sister!

sweetpea1112 Fri 08-Mar-13 22:07:03

O is my first but I am looking forward to him holding out his arms to me for a cuddle.

I heart this quiche. <wipes away tears>

fruitpastilles Fri 08-Mar-13 22:36:10

S is my first , but I can't wait until she starts talking I realise this is a long way off my cousins little girl has just started talking and it is adorable.

PurplePidjin Fri 08-Mar-13 23:53:58

R is my first, I'm looking forward to introducing him to books and reading

Contradictionincarnate Sat 09-Mar-13 00:45:00

D is my first ... I am looking forward to so much! At the mo its the first real giggle and rolling over but first words are high up too! ... Trying not to wish my time away and to live in the moment ... I find that hard but tiny D has helped me do that!
I heart this quiche too!!

LuisGarcia Sat 09-Mar-13 01:09:54

L is our second. She is having a regression atm, too, so fwiw.

Things you can look forward to, if J is anything to go by....

Bathtime. You have no idea how much fun water and bubbles can be.

Food. You will never ever have a bigger fan of your cooking.

Reading. You will discover a hidden joy for reciting books from memory reading books.

Puddles. Natures themepark.

Hiding. A useful multitasker that takes away scary things and makes finding daddy hilarious.

Conkers. You can throw them on the roof and they go thudthudthud and come back!

Cars. Cars are amazing.

Also dogs.

And cats.

Lions are yellow hairy gods.

Colours. You are not going to believe this, but everything has a colour. Like, everything. Mind. Blown.


No. No. No.

Finding raisins everywhere. Even in places where you scratch your head and think wtaf??

I love J.

ValiumQueen Sat 09-Mar-13 05:39:09

luis lovely post! I agree. Seeing things through a childs eyes is awesome.

Lily311 Sat 09-Mar-13 06:54:18

No older kids but I am looking forward to bedtime storied. The ones when they sit on your lap sucking their thumbs completely engaged in the books.

luis love that post, so true.

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Sat 09-Mar-13 09:10:28

I have an older DD - 2.1. I cant wait for DS to show as much excitement over something as DD has for diggers. We went for a walk in Greenwich Park recently which is having some work done. When she spotted the diggers it was amazing. Eyes wide open, stamping her feet, shouting "dig-ya, dig-ya, DIG-YA". Everyone who walked past smiled at her. The men working smiled at her. In a different age (before the world of health and safety), I am pretty sure the chap would have let her sit in the cab, given the mens' enjoyment of her excitement.

barefootwalker Sat 09-Mar-13 09:53:12

I'm with sweetpea, I can't wait for G to hold her arms out to me or to toddle towards me for a cuddle. I'm looking forward to watching her learn to walk (with the dog "assisting" I'm sure). I'm looking forward to watching G show her love for my DH and our lovely dog. I can't wait for the excitement of a balloon, a swing and a sledge. I'm looking forward to seeing her reaction to a hundred different flavours. So many happy things to come.

I was chatting to a couple of RL antenatal friends and saying I actually really miss the early baby days though. Feeling a little broody already...

MissMummy1 Sat 09-Mar-13 12:45:09

M is my first and last. I am looking forward to taking her swimming when we finally get on top her skin problems. And teaching her to sail - admittedly a few years off yet!

blonderedhead Sat 09-Mar-13 12:45:49

Hello new thread.

Madam your dd may like a trip here: diggerland - my sister recently took the kids she looks after and they had a great time. My DH is looking forward to L being old enough to go!

Loving the stories, what a great idea Stunt. Luis that is a lovely piece. I am looking forward to arms being reached up and L talking nineteen to the dozen as he clearly wants to! I am sure when it happens I'll wish for peace but love the idea of all the questions and funny chatter.

Catbag Sat 09-Mar-13 13:37:42

What a beautiful idea. I read your responses and thought of my own and now I have tears rolling down my face. This is why I love you lot.

MummaPanda Sat 09-Mar-13 14:15:07

I cant wait til N says mummy and daddysmile

gardenpixie32 Sat 09-Mar-13 14:29:11

Lovely idea stunt smile

Gosh, so many lovely things to look forward too!

For me, I can't wait to watch my girls form a relationship. Watching them holding hands now often brings a tear to my eye, this will only get better and better.

Sophiathesnowfairy Sat 09-Mar-13 16:20:11

I am looking forward to taking the boys to the cinema and out for tea and having loads of family fun. I am most looking forward to my DH enjoying the phase that starts at about aged 5.

Catbag Sat 09-Mar-13 16:22:01

Nice ending Pidj! grin

Brockle Sat 09-Mar-13 16:29:33

I am looking forward to the next few months when suddenly they start doing new things every day and become funny happy smiley little people rolling about all over the place grin

ValiumQueen Sat 09-Mar-13 16:36:38

Not your proudest moment there cat grin

ValiumQueen Sat 09-Mar-13 16:38:21

sophia with you on the 5+ thing.

PetiteRaleuse Sat 09-Mar-13 16:39:35

What a lovely idea stunt

DD1 does so much stuff that I find cute, and she is still just under two so not long off for the LOs:

- when I tell her to do something and she shouts NON back at me and giggles it is hard not to giggle myself and she knows it

- when she bumps herself the only remedy is a kiss from mummy to make it better. She is a real daddy's girl most of the time but when she has a bump only mummy's kisses work

- when she blows kisses using the whole palm of her hand across her mouth. It's so clumsy but so cute

- when she started applauding herself and anytime she sees a studio audience on TV clap she stops whatever she is doing and claps along

- when she swore at the dog last week I almost pmsl

- from about the age of 8 months her real pride at being able to do new things, and doing them again and again and again and again

- when she sings along tunelessly and wordlessly to songs she knows

- when she picks up the phone, or a piece of lego, and has pretend conversations, walking round the room, sometimes raising her voice and often giggling at some imaginary joke someone has told her

- the moment when you realise they undstand what you are saying, even if they can't speak themselves, and you wonder when the hell that happened

- how everything is fascinating. Everything.

- when she tries to help with housework and gets worked up if I miss a bit the relieved when it's clean though that does get a little annoying

- the real appreciation she shows when I give her something to eat that she really loves. No-one cooks betetr than mummy and that is a confidence boost every evening

So so much to look forward to with LO; DD1 can be a real mischievous PITA but she is more often hilarious and heartwarming than a PITA. And even the mischievousness is really funny

I am really dreading the 'why?' Phase though. Babysat a toddler for a weekend a few years ago and she was right in the middle of it. Why is the door closed? Because it's raining. Why? Because there's too much water in the clouds so it falls down and rains. Why? Because weather is strange sometimes. Why? Because it fucking well is. Yes, but why? Ask your mum when she picks you up tomorrow.

Where's mummy? Away with daddy. Why? Because they are going to a concert. Why? Because they like music? Why? Honestly? Celine fucking Dion? I have no idea. Why don't you know? Because I'm stupid. Why? Just because.

Aaaaaaagh. It was years ago. And the whole weekend was like that and has scarred me.

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