March 2013 - still too sleep deprived to think of a funky title

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StormyBrid Sun 21-Jul-13 08:36:47

Old thread here.

We seemed to be running out of space (again) so I made us a new thread.

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Plonkysaurus Sun 21-Jul-13 08:49:05

D'oh Stormy beat me to it. Good work Stormy.

vjhist85 Sun 21-Jul-13 08:50:06

Excellent work stormy (and excellent title!)

StormyBrid Sun 21-Jul-13 09:12:47

Why thank you.

Right, this snit ridden child looks knackered. I'm going to attempt nap time. Really miss the swaddle pod...

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StormyBrid Sun 21-Jul-13 09:13:15

And what is with my phone thinking snot isn't a word?

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Plonkysaurus Sun 21-Jul-13 09:21:27

I feel a bit snitty myself today.

Hope she conks out long enough for you to get a decent nap.

StormyBrid Sun 21-Jul-13 09:54:03

Oh, she never does that. Takes me a good hour or two to fall asleep unfortunately. Only took about ten minutes of constant dummy returns though. She keeps sleepily pawing at her mouth and knocking the dummy out, then howling because she hasn't got it. In the end I just gently held her arm down for a couple of minutes and off she went.

Why the snittiness, plonko, what's up?

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StormyBrid Sun 21-Jul-13 12:10:36

Have just managed to get hold of one of these for twenty quid. DD loves it! Very much hoping it will keep her entertained while I collapse in a snotty heap.

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SoYo Sun 21-Jul-13 17:21:35

Afternoon ladies, I've done nothing but eat cake all weekend and I'm officially made of blubber. Nice.

I sat madam in a friends bumbo yesterday and she loved it but I think it's one of those things they won't be in for long at all so prob not worth the cost, has anyone got one?

vjhist85 Sun 21-Jul-13 17:37:43

We've got a bumbo soyo, dd loves it, and because she's skinny I think it'll last her a couple of months, we figure we'll have it for the next one! We got the tray as well, it's really handy for sitting her on the kitchen worktop whilst I'm getting on with stuff, and we put her in it at mealtimes so she can join in with us in prep for weaning. Thinking it might delay buying a highchair for the first couple of months.

We've had a lovely day, first time DH has joined us swimming this morning, then friends round for a BBQ this afternoon. Now having some quiet time inside in front of cbeebies as we've all got a bit hot and bothered. My tiny tiddler has twice managed bottles of 8flozzes today (well-7floz, but turns into 8 when made up) little piglet. Am I supposed to just give her the biggest bottles she'll take, or will I get in trouble with the hv if she goes up a percentile?!?

worsestershiresauce Sun 21-Jul-13 20:00:41

Ah, found you.... I tuned in to the other thread and thought you'd all done a runner, but no, here you all are talking about friend's bumbos confused. I had to google ladies, my mind was boggling. Am I the only one thinking those things could be confusing come potty training time? I mean, I'm a big adult person and I think they look similar. When you're a foot high, and new to the world.... pretty much identical grin

Baking hot here again today, which was a surprise. I know English weather is changeable, but the overnight turn around was frankly ridiculous. I believe I heard rumours of 34 degrees tomorrow, in which case I am staying inside with my feet in a bucket. If you think that sounds odd, try it. You will need cold water as well as a bucket, just in case that wasn't clear.

Hope all the tiddlers have been good and are settling themselves down for a good nights sleep. I've money on the worselet sleeping for a good 12 hours tonight, given her total naps since 7am have amounted to 55 mins. I blame daddy... and the discovery that feet are chewable. Rolling is yesterday's news... today it's all about toe sucking. Fergie would be proud.

Oh I hear wails. Some one has just remembered they need to sleep.

LaLaLeni Sun 21-Jul-13 21:20:54

Bumbo here too, although still gets a bit fraught after a while because he can't move his legs... Starts flopping over after a while too. Already have to prise his stocky little legs out though shock

I too hope my boobs will shrink considerably after BFing stops - I just guess at sizing but I've got several GG bras I can barely squeeze into now. Where are people getting bigger bras than that, that don't look like they're made for elderly ladies in the fifties?

StormyBrid Mon 22-Jul-13 03:22:06

My cousin left a bumbo at my dad's and he's tried DD in it. Sort of works, he says, but then she starts sliding sideways. So maybe not quite big enough yet.

Forty five minutes since she woke up, and she's still not asleep. I really miss the swaddle pod. As she's falling asleep, the right hand comes up, slowly paws at the mouth, dummy falls out, she starts crying because it's gone. Holding the arm down gently for a few minutes works, but only if my presence doesn't distract her. Can I duct tape her sleeves to the sheet?

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SoYo Mon 22-Jul-13 03:57:56

We have sleep, actual sleep of a proper length without the bedtime from hell. It might only be tonight very likely in fact as I'm on my own with her for the next 4 nights again but it has happened which means there's a glimmer of hope! She went down at about 9 without much fuss at all and woke up about 10mins ago. It's probably a good job she did too as I'd woken up a few times in the last hour with sore boobs as they're not used to going this long. Now I just need to get her back to sleep again and we're away!

Stormy I think duct tape in that situation sounds perfectly reasonable!

StormyBrid Mon 22-Jul-13 07:36:05

Go mini*Yo*! Did you get her back to sleep alright? And does she know she's not supposed to make up for a good night's sleep with a hell day today?

It was four am before peace returned here. By which point I was wide awake, so had the usual trouble getting back to sleep myself. I think once she's over this cold I may have to look into ways of eliminating that middle of the night feed. I'm sure it's largely habit, and I know she's capable of drinking enough during the day to make up for it.

Of course, the most annoying part is I wasn't even on duty, she just woke up before the man's alarm went off. He can still sleep through her crying, it's baffling.

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Eigmum Mon 22-Jul-13 07:46:41

I found you. I had a broken nights sleep but mainly because two lads had managed to open the boot of our BMW at 1.58 am then heard me at the upstairs window so rang our ( stupidly loud doorbell as I was on my way down to tell them off! This is the second time I have stopped someone trying to steal our car ( the other was on Christmas Eve coming back at 4pm from the crib service with my little one) I saw a bloke who looked much younger than DH get into the drivers seat. I tapped on the window and said, what are you doing? He said pi@s off its my car. I said " I think you'll find its my car" with which he got out, looked at me, my enormous bum and 4 year old, said sorry marm ( when did I get old to be addressed marm!) and walked off. The police came, my mother, mother in law, husband a d dad were inside. My mothers main concern " did they take the turkey" as we'd left it in the cold car!" Police told me off for confronting criminals but to be honest I just wondered what he was doing in my car! Anyway .... Other ran off. Baby slept through all that but woke at 5 am demanding food so may have to go back to feeding at 11 pm although not sure boobs will like that!

Eigmum Mon 22-Jul-13 07:47:44

Bump not bum, although that may have been big too I couldn't see it!

Eigmum Mon 22-Jul-13 07:52:36

soyo hurrary for sleep! We have a bumbo. Ds sat in it for about a week. plonko unless you are having more don't bother. But dd is smaller so using it a bit. We also have full rolls now and then she pushes up on her hands. Lovely ballet arch! I am thinking about a bit of baby rice and pear in a week or so. Maybe 21 weeks.... And definitely thinking about a sippy cup for water. Even if just to play with for a few weeks!

Eigmum Mon 22-Jul-13 07:53:45

Dd is quite long though, in 6 to 9 month sleep suits and vests but still in 3 to 6 month dresses and trousers!

Plonkysaurus Mon 22-Jul-13 08:50:19

Awesome SoYo! Did you manage to sleep or were you just staring at her waiting for the inevitable? It took me ages to 'learn' how to sleep again!

Bloody hell Eig, hope you're ok. It's horrible to find people trying to take your stuff. Maybe exchange the Beamer for a fiat panda ;) and yes my enormoboy is probably far too chunky for a bumbo. All his 6-9 month clothes hang off his waistline so at least I can console myself that he's not a right fatty, but yesterday I did find myself buying vests in 9-12 months.

Let us know how you get on with early solids. I'm trying to hold off weaning for as long as possible but I can't see milk satisfying him for another 7 weeks!

Vj I often wonder about flozzes. If I use 8 scoops of powder and 8 flozzes of water is that an 8 floz bottle? Combine it makes 9 floz. But well done to babby Vj on appetite.

Stormy so pleased to hear that your dd is having enough for you to think she's ready to drop a feed. I bet you thought you'd never get there. Hope the snittiness goes away soon. Could you swaddle with a light sheet? Or do you want her to get used to having her arms free? Ds has been inasleeping bag since 4 weeks and still pulls his dummy out. Great fun hmm.

So Mrs Cambridge is in labour. I'm so jealous! I'm betting she gives birth to a boyar tea time and calls him George. Not that I'm a royalist, not in the slightest. I just can't imagine labour going any other way!

Plonkysaurus Mon 22-Jul-13 08:52:01

Oh and Eig I've got a doidy cup that I let him poke himself in the eye play with. Hopefully when I out water in it he'll adapt nicely. Or tip it all over himself.

Anypants Mon 22-Jul-13 09:35:33

Ah yes, the Royal Baby. Anyone else hoping it's the opposite sex from their DC so that they can get married? Princess Pants has her expectations set quite high. Nope? Just me then blush

LaLaLeni Mon 22-Jul-13 10:01:03

I quite fancy the idea of my DS being in the first gay royal marriage!

Anypants Mon 22-Jul-13 10:26:23

Controversial leni. You never know though. The world will be a different place in 30 years' time.hmm

Plonkysaurus Mon 22-Jul-13 10:30:41

Nah he definitely wouldn't be the first.

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