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Dec 2011: Running around after our Cybermidgets...

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Aethelfleda Tue 14-May-13 14:13:51

Roll up, roll up, it's the Dec 11 new thread.
Prepare to be upgraded (if you can catch them!)

mopsytop Thu 23-May-13 08:28:17

when do spots start calming down, we are on day 4 I meant!

Figgygal Thu 23-May-13 08:47:02

Mopsy sounds like mini m much worse than DS he has not had another spot since Monday the 3 big ones crusted over days ago he has 2 little ones 1 on his finger and one on his foot that havent popped yet and that's it. His legs are still covered in the rash but he is not scratching them or itchy seemingly it looks like he has a very mild dose which means he will probably get it again. His appetite is back and you wouldn't know there is anything wrong with him except for the massive crater on his face from spot 1 which got infected for which we now have antibiotics from the nurse at my parents surgery.

Have decided though that I'm going to head home today my brother is going to drive us and he drives like a mad thing so it shouldn't take too long I.e 7/8 hours not 10!! I would quite happily stay here for a bit longer and claim on insurance but he is not sleeping not going to bed until after 10 and getting up between five and six and it is hard going think he would be better at home in his own surroundings. Dh stayed too to come back down in car wish we had just got on plane but couldn't do it!! See u again in about 500 miles grin

janey223 Thu 23-May-13 09:22:50

I got a lie in today 8.50!!

mopsytop Thu 23-May-13 09:44:58

Yeah she is covered on tummy/chest, back, face, head, neck and genitals. also it is very red around each spot. Is that normal or sign of infection? Just gave her a bath with half a cup of bicarb in which she liked so will repeat later.

thekatsatonthematt Thu 23-May-13 12:25:19

Hi everyone. Am on phone having a rest mid delivery. So sorry not to name check.

Hope the mamouth drive goes ok, my sympathies to those with the pox. A friends little girl had a horrible time with chicken pox as they didn't realise for a few days that she was also alergic to cammomile!angry

30 weeks today. Today us definitely the day I admit I can't manage the full delivery round anymore. wink

mopsytop Thu 23-May-13 12:44:25

OMG Katt for a minute there I thought you meant mid delivery of BABY and was wondering how you CD be so relaxed especially only being 30 weeks. I am a Wally!

GaryBuseysTeeth Thu 23-May-13 14:25:11

Figgy, glad to hear you're getting home today! Hope DS is happy enough when you get there.

Mopsy, hope DD enjoys her bath, and gets better idea if that's normal for the pox sorry.

kat, cannot believe you're still doing full rounds! I'm shattered by 10 every night just running around after my cybermidget

Xiao, DS used to be really 'mine' with the toothbrush, gave him a week or so of him holding it & copying me (singing this is the way we brush our teeth) now he lets me control it again...and just showing him toothbrush has him running to bathroom awaiting toothpaste grin <-- sorta what he looks like, toothy boy!

<coffee> for Octo and everyone who needs it.
Hope you managed to get some sleep Queen?

Seven, how awful! And MIL defending him?! Good luck with dealing with her tomorrow.

Stunned about what happened yesterday in Woolwich, that poor man.

Aethelfleda Thu 23-May-13 16:04:24

shock wow,*seven*, that's worrying as hell. Good job you are now aware, though. I suppose MIL is in denial about the implications of it all...
Very tricky for you though, at least there is relief that your children have not been at risk.

Sorry for radio silence mopsy! yes it's normal for spots to have a big red ring around them, and normal for the centre of the blister to go green-yellow. If the redness enlarges a lot on one or multiple spots get them checked but usually unless the child has eczema it will all settle. Spots come in crops and usually the last new ones are 5-6 days in.

Well done for the escape plan figgy and hope the drive goes well! A friend of mine once got stuck in Menorca for a week with their poxy child: no beach, no pool, quarantined in hotel room til well enough to travel....

oh and Mopsy, seriously, if you're out of food zip on the buggy raincover and do a quick shopping dash, as long as you are quick and keep the cover on in a small place (ie quick in and out trip only) you should be able to get some decent 4 is still contagious but less so than the day before the spots came...Roll on day 7!!!!

<prepares extra large vat of Kwaffee and hands around the Dec '11 pint mugs>

Aethelfleda Thu 23-May-13 16:05:39

Ps kat, 30 weeks already? Wow! Don't overdo it, missus...

<is not broody. No siree. we're done.>

mopsytop Thu 23-May-13 16:39:29

Oh seven I only just read the thread properly. That is awful. You poor thing. Hard to deal with that.

Faffin Thu 23-May-13 20:38:58

<waves> we're back from Majorca. The weather wasn't great but we all had a lovely time despite that.

My phone didn't work whilst out there so I now have a LOT of catching up to do <trundles off to read several pages of the thread>

thekatsatonthematt Thu 23-May-13 22:12:54

<snorts at thought of calmly posting about chicken pox during labour>

seven how horrible. No advice, no experience, just hope you can keep calm if your MIL does try to defend him.

Xiao this is a bit late, but how the hell are you far enough along to be having a 20 weeks scan? You only POAS last week! wink

Aethel I'm very jealous of your sewing skills. I WILL unpack the sewing machine and learn how to use it...

Another one getting a bot worried about the silence from Oi - hope everything is OK and you're just busy.

So, got back to the office to tell line manager that I'd need some help from now on, and he suggested taking it more slowly. Hmmmm, the issue is that I'm walking from 09.30 - 14.00 currently. Walking more slowly will mean being on my feet longer, no?

He clearly realised he was being a dick, as he found me about 5 mins later and told me to ignore his earlier comments and they'd get someone to do part of my round from tomorrow.

I'm not stupid, I've had management positions before, I understand about resourcing and I know they are short staffed. But seriously. 30 weeks pregnant and you're counting me a part of your resource rather than a handy extra?

In other news, we might have finally got DS into his own bed. He still falls asleep in DH, but has mostly been in his cot from 8.30-6.30 for about a week now. Obviously I've just jinxed this, so off to get some sleep

Aethelfleda Fri 24-May-13 14:36:49

Aargh, yesterday night dissolved into puke central (DS), he's stopped now but I ended up sleeping in his room on the airbed, and am feeling grotty, tired and hoping like hell he's well enough for us to go to the show this weekend.

Hope you're all OK out there...

<charges the coffee pump>

mopsytop Fri 24-May-13 16:46:34

Oh dear aethel. Hope you get to go to your day out.

Any word from Oi?

SevenReasonsToSmile Fri 24-May-13 18:12:53

Thanks all. MIL defending him as we knew she would, turns out she didnt tell us because she was naive enough to think SS wouldn't need to get involved as she told the police herself he's not a risk to them hmm. Anyway she's been told he's not welcome in our house, nor will the DCs go to hers when he's there. Horrible situation though, we don't want to cause trouble and of course want to believe he's innocent but the consequences of getting it wrong are too great for the sake of sparing the feelings of a family member we're not that close too anyway.

aethel hope the sickness has passed and its just a one off!

figgy hope you got home ok.

faffin glad you had a good time on holiday smile

kat DH bought me a sewing machine the Christmas before last, I've used it once and that was to mend something rather than because I wanted to use it. I love the idea of making gorgeous things (I want to make the DCs each a quilt, we have a huge one my grandma made) but don't have the time to learn, maybe one day.

QueenofClean Fri 24-May-13 19:19:54


Aethel hope DS recovers quickly and you can go to your show.

Proud of Darcie for achieving a 2b in Maths (where she should be) & 3a in reading which is where she should be by the end of YR4 and she's only just started summer term of YR3!

Sky being a cheeky monkey as always and vocabulary getting better everyday.

I've been struggling with my back and hips this much so I had a steroid injection into my right hip today..the greater trochanter. Ouch. Exasperated by joint hypermobility which makes the ball of the joint move alot more freely which makes it feel like its going to pop out sad

Darcie is over my mums for night so peaceful night here.

Figgygal Fri 24-May-13 21:13:03

Ladies is there such a thing as a 17mo sleep regression? He's horrible it's taking 30+ minutes to get him to sleep if he even goes tonight we had epic tantrums in the end we left him to it and he cried into his pillow until he passed out (only took 5 mins but felt awful).

QueenofClean Fri 24-May-13 21:41:14

Figgy not that I'm aware of but feel for you. Sky went down pretty well tonight but normally takes a good 20 mins to get down x

BJR Sat 25-May-13 05:46:56

Any tips on how to get DS to take horrid tasting medicine? He's got to have it 4 times a day an hour before food for the next week. Just had to wrestle it into him and now he wants milk. Not sure he's going to like the wait an hour part!

Figgygal Sat 25-May-13 08:16:43

Bjr we having same problem here he has antibiotics for a nasty spot on his chin and it is one of the most vile things I've ever tasted!! He usually loves medicine but after lots of crying and spitting all over his clothes we have resorted to filling the syringe then letting him dip it in his cough medicine (he's got a cough at moment) so he thinks he's getting the nice stuff then fire the nasty into him. grin

The sun is out finally oh what to do???!!

NorthernChinchilla Sat 25-May-13 08:48:55

Gosh, lots of catching up to do! We had a wonderful journey up- hailstorms, crashes causing delays (no-one hurt but closing down chunks of motorway) and DS decided to get ill. We had two spectacular spews during the journey as we were travelling, and he's had the dire-rear ever since.
First viewer didn't go for our house but we've got another viewing Monday, and it's still not 'live' on the market yet...I need to sort out viewings for six others!

Good to see you back Octopus, glad to see you back, and good to hear that you're making progress with the ex! And yes, no Oi is worrying, hope it's not too grim....

So sorry to hear of all the pox horrors, you poor things. Hope you made it home safely figgy, it sounded rather frustrating!

Glad your boss rethought Kat - at least if someone says something stupid but then realises, it's not too bad, we all have our moments! You're doing incredibly well to still be doing the rounds at your stage too.

seven, that is very worrying. Your MiL is frankly deluded, and I could use stronger language. Your BiL has only been caught twice, but he will have done it a lot more than that. You're absolutely right to never allow him near your kids, and I'd be worried about letting them round to your PiLs if your MiL can't see that BiL has to be kept away. Very concerning about his kids too.
What a grim situation for you all, so sorry sad

QueenofClean Sat 25-May-13 11:05:14

We have just got 2 tickets for Darcie to see One Direction at Wembley in June 2014 - that's her Xmas present sorted grin

Aethelfleda Sun 26-May-13 11:14:15

We managed a day of the show (which was good fun), but then bailed out as DS threw up (after being ok for a whole 24 hours) and then DD1 started puking..... Boo for random D&V viruses. I am now in the process of bleaching/washing everything in the house....

Enjoy the nice weather girls... (and well done for surviving the pox figgy and mopsy

<puts the teapot on to brew>

QueenofClean Sun 26-May-13 11:43:30

Went to a local booty this morning as gorgeous weather and Sky now has her own wheels! (Video on FB) bargain for a £5 and she knows she has to keep her foot down on pedal...will never get her off it now lol.

Got my parents round for a roast today which am really looking forward too smile

Hope everyone has a fab bank holiday.

mopsytop Sun 26-May-13 15:56:23

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend! Minimopsy much better, spots drying up, much happier. So left her with her granny (who she calls 'Gah') and came to that London for the night with Mr. Mopsy for his birthday. Staying at fab hotel with one if the best cocktail bars in London (cocktails later yay!). Gorgeous weather, lovely big room with huge bath and bed, lovely long walk down the south bank in the sun earlier, then wander through Soho and lunch with fresh homemade lemonade, now lazing on king size bed with window open, light breeze blowing over me, drinking a gin and tonic. Life is pretty near perfect right now... thank goodness minim got over the pox in time!

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