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December 2012: This too shall pass, this too shall pass

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HoneyMumandSon Sun 10-Mar-13 05:10:48

keep repeating the mantra...

PurplePidjin Sun 10-Mar-13 05:57:14


SpottyTeacakes Sun 10-Mar-13 06:53:00

Well this is my lie in sad

SeymoreInOz Sun 10-Mar-13 06:54:27

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you're all having a lie in?!

DS has been really sleepy today after a bad night. Hopefully he sleeps tonight too. I've just started to lose my lovely thick pregnancy hair! It usually starts around 3/4 months and I got a big handful in the shower today. sad Not sure what's worse, the point where it's really thin, or the tufty regrowth a few months later. grin

Saphiesgirl Sun 10-Mar-13 07:01:15

Happy mothers day folks! Hope you get a wee break, I'm about to ruin my lie in (ahem) by going to the loo, dcs both sleeping on me so will wake when I move.

Take care folks, hope babies do some decent napping. As both my children in bed with us just now, I have no constructive advice to offer!

MaMaPo Sun 10-Mar-13 07:06:26

Morning all, and happy Mother's Day. I just got excited because I thought C had a 12 hour sleep (not straight through, I hasten to add) then realised it was 7am not 8am. Boo. Still, 11 hours is excellent, well done C. (Just make it 12 tonight, ok?)

She did lots of crying in her sleep last night, very disconcerting.

Thanks for the new thread Honey.

Seymore, my hair has been coming out for ages. I'm sick of cleaning it up! How long does the hairless last? Mine has been for at least a month, perhaps longer.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 10-Mar-13 07:10:05

Mamapo mine kept coming out for months first time!

So I got a card (that said mum not mummy sad) and a photo clip thing. Dp isn't great with these things but he is making me breakfast smile hopefully I will get a nice bath later

Ds is being superbly clingy at the moment. Last night he did 4, 3, 1hmm, 2

Barbeasty Sun 10-Mar-13 07:11:41

Happy mothers' day. I can hear DH bumbling around in the kitchen with DD, so I hope my cup of tea arrives soon. I've been waiting for an hour so they could get it, because apparently they decided the other day what would be happening today.

A is nicely asleep next to me.

Secondsop Sun 10-Mar-13 07:14:21

Happy Mothering Sunday!

Anyone else's baby reached a VERY noisy phase? Not upset crying, but everything from cooing to shrieking? At the moment a lot of shrieking.

I didnt gain any extra pregnancy hair (well head hair anyway. My tummy got somewhat furry).

MaMaPo Sun 10-Mar-13 07:18:31

Seconds, I had a fuzzy bump too, my husband thought it was hilarious.

He is still asleep beside me. Should I wake him so he can make me tea? It feels mean when he stays up to do the midnight feed after I go to bed at 10.

C is feeding very haphazardly this morning. I think it's the sign of a coming poonami.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 10-Mar-13 07:25:15

I get the very hairy tummy too blush

MyDaydream Sun 10-Mar-13 07:35:53

I technically got a Mother's day card although it actually is a mummy birthday card, DP swears it didn't say that when I bought it! I didn't expect anything so I'm very happy. I also got a lie in although DP is making so much noise I'm awake.

WLmum Sun 10-Mar-13 07:43:25

Didn't refresh to see the new thread so here's my moan! After DH woke T up at 1.30, it took me til 4 to get her settled in her cot. Then dd1 called me at 5 to pick up her toy (I've told her that's the last time). T up at 7. One very tired and grumpy mummy here. Aibu to say next year they can keep the flowers/chocs/cards and book me into a hotel for a night by myself!

DH told me yesterday that dd2 didn't want to make a card for me, only for her 2 best friends. For some reason he thought I'd find this funny and was shocked when I said that he should have kept that gem to himself. Men are shit.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 10-Mar-13 07:48:41

MyDaydream I love that you got a birthday card!

WL sounds like an awful night. Loving the hotel idea. Men really don't think about these things, I hope your day improves

Stacks Sun 10-Mar-13 07:58:05

Morning all, and happy Mother's Day. I've not got anything yet as DH is sleeping beside me. He did wake up, complained at the time, then left me to change and feed DS. He's really not a morning person though, so he's forgiven as long as I get breakfast in bed at some point.

Mama, I feel your pain with the unputdownable baby , although mine won't often go down awake to play either. Sometimes I can sneak him down for 30 mins, but usually when I put him down its max 5 mins till he wakes. I rarely bother to try as I always expect the worst. I'm also limited socially, met up with people from work the other day and literally has nothing to talk about. Just asked them about life in the office. I'm the only one among friends who has children, or any interest in having them, so they're not interested in DS really.
My saviour has been baby groups and activities. I only do a tues feeding group and fri swimming, but DS sleeps in the car/pram in the way there and stays asleep for a while when we get there (noisy cafes etc seem to be great for him sleeping confused). So I get a cup of tea and to either talk to the mums, or just sit and listen if I'm to tired to make conversation. Other days I try and get out at least once to get DS to nap in the pram or car, he always wakes once we're home, but it's nice to not have to hold him for a while anyway.

Honey, I hope D is better today?

EggsMichelle Sun 10-Mar-13 08:37:21

Happy Mothers Day! Thanks Honey for the thread.

F slept 8,1,2. His second wake was long enough to warm a bottle and drink two mouthfuls!!! This morning iv had a chocolate themed breakfast in bed, a card and badge! DH put the pen in F's hand to sign the card, very cute scribble!

MaMaPo Sun 10-Mar-13 09:19:46

Ha, I got a happy birthday mummy card as well - husband scribbled out birthday and wrote Mother's Day. He said it was better than any of the proper Mother's Day cards he saw. It even has a badge on that says Best Mummy.

Now I'm still in bed, holding asleep baby (of course) while my husband takes longest shower in works before venturing out to buy me pastries.

Stacks, it's tough isn't it? I try to have an event on every day but sometimes I can have been out at children's centre in morning, get home and realise there are still 7 hours until my husband gets home.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 10-Mar-13 09:46:09

Well I got a long hot bath but dp and dd were in the bathroom too hmm

I've just had to feed ds after only 30 minutes he was really crying not sure what's going on confused

FriendofDorothy Sun 10-Mar-13 09:54:44

Man, I'm tired today sad

SpottyTeacakes Sun 10-Mar-13 09:59:30

Me too FoD. Snow forecast for tomorrow hmm apparently you're going to get 10cm!

WLmum Sun 10-Mar-13 10:13:19

Me too fod. Had a week of T being really hard to settle after night feeds. Think all the hand/finger sucking is giving her wind.

halesball Sun 10-Mar-13 10:28:29

Happy Mothers Day to you all grinwinethanks

Thanks for the new thread Honey.

i'm going to have a whinge now if you don't mind. My 'DP' was in work last night, when he finishes a night shift he goes to his dads to sleep so he can have a uninterrupted sleep (i wish i could have that). Well all week i've hinted at him to come home after work today and that its my 1st mothers day and i wouldn't mind being spoilt in the morning. I've hinted that he could sleep in the afternoon whilst i made my mum and nan a mothers day lunch. Well he's completely ignored my hints. So he's gone to his dads for his sleep and i know when i do eventually see him, he'll be watching the footy at 4 so he'll either watch it at my nans house or he'll go back to his dads! Hes 30 years old for god sake would it kill him to stop thinking about himself!! AIBU feeling like this? I know he's in work tonight so i need to cut him some slack, but it would of been nice to wake up to breakfast or the chance to have a nice soak for half an hour sad

Barbeasty Sun 10-Mar-13 10:36:06

Oh hales, and the others not getting much.

DH has taken A to church and left me with DD....and her sheets which needed washing because she was woken up by being sick.

But eating my chocolates seems to have made her perk up to much a bit, she only spat out half her morning antibiotics, and she's had a banana and drunk more water already than she did all yesterday.

EggsMichelle Sun 10-Mar-13 10:54:02

Hales I think a few choice words mixed with "don't bother coming home today" would be my response to that, I certainly wouldn't have him watch football at my Nan's.

I've just had breakfast no.2, pâté on toast... My diet is not off to a good start!

ISpyPlumPie Sun 10-Mar-13 11:06:05

Happy mothers' day everyone!

I got a lovely card (which DS1 had decorated with stickers), some flowers and DH is now cleaning the kitchen and making a Sunday roast while I chill out on the sofa for a bit.

Hales - totally get why you're fed up. Such a shame that your DP didn't think that you'd want your first mothers' day to be special. Also sympathise about the football - my dad won't be there when we go round for tea later as he's heading off to Anfield. Nothing new though - apparently he did the same the day my mum brought me home from hosptial when I was born shock.

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