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Dec 08 mums - any more for any more?

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JumpJockey Wed 17-Apr-13 21:02:20

New thread! Hope this is ok smile

beans37 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:46:24

Oh, that didn't work, sorry. this

Vagolajahooli Tue 30-Apr-13 10:16:53

Troonwisseling day here in NL so we are off out to join the festivities. Then we are off on jolly days tomorrow hooray.

Artichook Tue 30-Apr-13 11:12:24

Enjoy your day Veggie. Where are you off to tomorrow?

I'm bored. This pregnancy has taken its toll on my feet. i think my arches are collapsing and I have really sore balls of my feet, so I can hardly walk. I wanted to use these few weeks to be around the DD's school a little more, bond with the parents etc. But I can't walk the 20 min walk it takes to get there so the nanny is doing it all. I need to tidy and sort stuff and I am doing a bit of that but I want more FUN in my last weeks of freedom!

beans37 Tue 30-Apr-13 14:16:59

DD2 got into the nursery of choice, despite there being a massive shortage of spaces! Yay! I'm so relieved. Have been v fretful. Will have to be careful as one friend's little girl didn't get in, and she's gutted. God, it's terrifying!

Arti, poor you. How horrible... Just use the two weeks to really relax and let people look after you xx

Honsandrevels Tue 30-Apr-13 14:36:31

I know what you mean arti. I wished I was flushed with energy and able to dash about at the start of my mat leave but sadly late pregnancy is exhausting! Enjoy your garden furniture and a nice sit down. Maybe plan some trips or holidays, fun stuff to look forward to.

Hurray beans that's good news.

Vag Enjoy the celebrations!

Artichook Tue 30-Apr-13 15:12:44

Great news about the nursery Beans. Is that the one attached to the school that DD1 got into? When is your 20 week scan? Will you find out the gender?

Can I have a little moan about our nanny? She is remaining fulltime until the end of May which we did so we would have cover while I was heavily pregnant and in hospital etc but she is driving me a little mad. First, now that I am home I can see she often ignores things I've asked her to do, like not give the girls sweets. Secondly, she keeps going out without her keys and ringing the doorbell when she returns which has happened 3 times today and means I have to trog up and down the stairs over and over. To be fair I sometimes do this too but not over and over in one day to a heavily pregnant woman. Thirdly, DD2 just pooed her pants while they were in the park, the nanny bought her back for an emergency change and let DD2 ring the doorbell but then hung back with another nanny as I answered and let DD2 in and then DD2 was upset and needed cleaning up but the nanny was lingering behind so I ended up spending 10 minutes changing and cleaning DD2 and washing poo out of pants when I am paying £11 an hour for fulltime bloody childcare. Fourthly, she told the girls I am being induced on the 13th and I was not going to tell them that (to be fair I had not asked her to keep in secret but surely she would know now to tell them something important like that that they clearly did not know). I am not sure I want to share my space for another month. Of course I have to though because that is her notice period and I don't want to end on a sour note anyway. The kids really love her. Sigh.

I think I need to get out.

JamInMyWellies Tue 30-Apr-13 20:25:16

Super news beans.

Happy abdication day Vag.

Arti feet up and as am sure you are aware your nanny is taking the piss.

DH has found the house of our dreams now can we please win the lottery to be able to buy it. property porn

Vagolajahooli Tue 30-Apr-13 22:29:15

Yay Beans brilliant news.

Arti when I was up duffed with ds2 the 15 minute walk into town used to take 40 minutes & I usually had to catch a cab home as I was too tired. The poor cabbies would wait ages in the taxi line at the rank in town and one would end up with me who took all of 5 mins to drop home. Not much of a fare for them.

Arti it does sound like your nanny is taking the p, I think in general most of it isn't too bad but not prioritising dD2 when she needed changing is pretty bad. What did she say when she finally came in? And the sweets thing is not good.

Had a lovely day, the dutch regal themed gingerbread & honey jumbles went like hotcakes, the boys were perfect little salesmen. We also got some good bargains on little bits of tat and some books for ds1 to read. Ds1 also bought a metal detector. He is so excited about taking it to the beach. My little geek, gotta love him.

We are off to Paris tomorrow afternoon, DH has a conference down there until Saturday so the boys and I are going hit one of our favorite towns and enjoy then on Saturday we are going to drive further south to Clermont-Ferrand about an hour and a half west of Lyon. Hoping we are going far enough south to get some warmer weather.

McKayz Wed 01-May-13 10:20:20

I used to get the bus home from town when PG with DD. Took about 2 mins and cost £1. I sometimes wish I could get away with it now.

Beans that is great news about nursery.

Artichook Wed 01-May-13 13:27:35

Errr, TMI but some clear water just ran down my leg. Not much but it can't have been wee so what the hell was it? If it was waters wouldn't it have been more and kept going????? V v v odd.

JamInMyWellies Wed 01-May-13 13:47:29

ooh exciting. Could it be fore waters???

Artichook Wed 01-May-13 13:50:35

I have no idea Jam. Nothing more has appeared but baby is going mental.

JamInMyWellies Wed 01-May-13 13:53:59

Give your midwife a ring?

DeidreBarlow Wed 01-May-13 14:02:43

Agree with Jam phone MW or maternity unit?? Hope all is okay x

Artichook Wed 01-May-13 14:06:45

Phoned maternity unit who were less than overwhelmed as it was only a tiny bit. Hmmmm.

Ill never forget your great MN water breaking moment Jam.

May have to go and buy a Magnum to distract myself.

Artichook Wed 01-May-13 14:07:33

Sorry I meant to type Deids not Jam. Was too busy thinking of Magnum!

beans37 Wed 01-May-13 16:01:36

Arti, I'd go into the maternity unit. That happened with me with DD1 and it was my waters and they didn't realise!

DeidreBarlow Wed 01-May-13 16:18:26

Hmm, can you get to the Maternity unit & get them to check you over? I've no idea about waters breaking as both of mine went fully both times & pre any sort of contractions...and yes one of them whilst on here blushgrin

2 days at pre school & 2 days of Dudesboy being good. Although yesterday he was a bit off colour so more sedated than well behaved probably!

McKayz Wed 01-May-13 16:18:43

Arti, any more? If it is your waters they usually deliver within 48 hours so I'd get checked out.

ShadyLadyT Wed 01-May-13 16:32:20

Hello lovely ladies, I did a large post last night around the time Vag did hers, but I lost the lot and then was too tired to type it all again sad

Woo, Arti! I don't know about breaking waters but it sounds exciting! Maybe you are now in labour!

I don't think I will be back tonight to do my post all over again because I have Italian and I need to cram my homework. But I will be back before the end of the week.

I was talking about you ladies this morning and how you totally got me through the first few years of parenthood, stranded in that bloody village! You brilliant lot. Good luck Arti.

Artichook Wed 01-May-13 16:48:07

Nothing exciting happening at all ladies. Sorry! I took DD2 for an ice cream in the park as I thought that would tempt fate and get things moving if it was my waters but nothing. I have book club tonight and we're going to my fav pub so I really don't want to go into the hospital. If it was waters it was the tiniest bit and must have resealed right????

beans37 Wed 01-May-13 17:12:20

Well, we'll all be waiting with bated breath!

I have a medical question... DD2 has a temperature of 40. No other symptoms, just lethargic and hot hot hot. She's gone to sleep. Any tips? Should I be GPing her?

DeidreBarlow Wed 01-May-13 17:25:03

Beans DS was exactly the same yesterday! I picked him up from pre school he was white as a sheet and said he wanted a rest. Took his temp it was 39, gave him some Calpol, he went to bed and woke this morning right as rain confused

Keep checking & if it doesn't go down then I'd try the GP

beans37 Wed 01-May-13 17:29:01

Thanks, Deids. I noticed she had one last night too, but she seemed fine this morning, but been v clingy post Playgroup and watched a lot of telly. Only thought to check her temp about half an hour ago. I'm crap!

beans37 Wed 01-May-13 17:29:40

She's tucked up in bed now out for the count and calpol-ed up to the eyeballs!

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