December 2012: the little monsters continue to surprise us.

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MaMaPo Thu 25-Jul-13 21:16:48

I for one have a very surprising baby.

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SpottyTeacakes Thu 25-Jul-13 21:24:34

Thanks for the new thread grin

WillYouDoTheFandango Thu 25-Jul-13 21:24:41

Checking in. Thanks for the thread Mama.

Barbeasty Thu 25-Jul-13 21:32:18

So do I! He crawled under DD's seat and tried to get her feet this morning.

We had a 3hr power cut at work this morning. Just as I was about to give up and come home it came back on.

WLmum Thu 25-Jul-13 21:34:26

Thanks mama
beasty bananas in shoes grin so gross!
I get the what are eating? Too - I often lie and say raisins!

T is after everything too - I'm trying to be brave in giving her more finger food but she's still such a choker/puker.

Had to take all 3 into town for some bits today and there was a fire alarm and evacuation from the shopping centre. We had to wait ages as we were on the ground floor with no exits and escalator had been stopped and eventually lifts were too. A security man took us out the emergency exit through the bowels if the shopping centre where we had to wait to be escorted up and out one at a time in a tiny lift. Poor dd1 is so sensitive she got really scared that we were going to burn so cried which set dd2 off. It was super! Particularly as on the way in to the centre dd1 had read a Macmillan cancer ad so we'd had a long conversation about cancer! Cheery outing!

PurplePidjin Thu 25-Jul-13 22:09:41


FriendofDorothy Thu 25-Jul-13 22:18:22

Another thread already? Blimey!

WLmum Thu 25-Jul-13 22:34:58

Thanks pidj was all fine by the time we got home. We'd been to the library and got some fab books and a new story cd so they were happy.

itsMYNutella Thu 25-Jul-13 23:10:10

Mama thanks for the new thread!

WL that sounds like a rather colourful outing!confusedwine

Great thread title! We were doing something in the living room and I had some washing to hang out. I looked in on DS as I passed the bedroom and he was awake, swinging his legs around in the air and rubbing his head.
I took the washing out (to DP on the balcony) and told him DS was awake. Went back to check on DS and he was asleep... So he can self settle / soothe whatever.... Cheeky little monkey!

ISpyPlumPie Thu 25-Jul-13 23:35:06

Checking in - cheers for the new thread.

I long ago gave up being able to eat undisturbed. DS1 will instantly say "what can I smell?" hmm if I try to surreptitiously eat a biscuit and N has now started literally throwing himself towards any morsel of food being consumed by anyone.

IsThatTrue Fri 26-Jul-13 00:23:10

Thanks for the new thread mama

1st wake up, but I'm do tired, I hope he's good!

WillYouDoTheFandango Fri 26-Jul-13 01:02:58

Wowzwr *WL$, that's a day and a half!

I'm on first wake up too, was expecting an early one as DS passed out halfway through bedtime! Please let him go back down without a fight as in exhausted

utopian99 Fri 26-Jul-13 02:33:45

First wakeup for us too - that's 5 hours! Cooler weather and his own room are a winning combination (not in a Charlie sheen way) it seems.

Dramatic day WL and thanks for the thread mama.

We have a wedding to go to today and the bride has eschewed a hen do as not her thing, so I want to give the money I earmarked for it to her for some other jolly for her and dh-to-be but when I offered outright she said not to worry. Should I try itas an extra wedding present? Or is that wrong as we've got them a proper one already?

2blessed Fri 26-Jul-13 05:56:52

Thanks for the thread mama

R is crawling now and his favourite place is under the tb!

Good sleeps for lo's and mums I hope...

SpottyTeacakes Fri 26-Jul-13 06:23:07

I woke at 5:38 hmm then dd came in thirty seconds later. Ds was already awake but is happy to chat in his cot for a while, dd on the other hand....

I just got dd's nursery invoice and it's over £300 sad it's on a pro rata basis based on term time but she's going 9-3 one day a week for five weeks of the holidays so we have to pay extra. It's such a lot of money!

SpottyTeacakes Fri 26-Jul-13 07:29:39

Wibu to return ds's Sophie la giraffe because I don't like her squeak?! It's rubbish compared to dd's one and is really hard to her neck doesn't squeak in fact she only squeaks at all if you're holding it in the right place and do it quite quickly...

2blessed Fri 26-Jul-13 08:17:51

Not looking forward to nursery fees spotty, they're so expensive...

Sophie's squeak. If you're not happy with the product and its function then you're within your rights to take it back. I would ask if its a problem for ds... R's sophie only squeaks in certain places, I didn't know any different... grin

MaMaPo Fri 26-Jul-13 08:19:18

Spotty, my Sophie came from France (ooh la la! from a friend there) and the rubber is harder than the Sophies my friends have. It squeaks less easily too. Personally, I prefer my one, and C doesn't seem to mind!

But if you don't like it, return it.

OK night here - she slept 7pm-4.30am as has been her pattern for a while now. At least this time she slept again until 6. I'd love it if she dropped that last, late feed, and just fed at 6 when she woke up.

She's a violent little thing! Stuck her finger up her dad's nose this morning, tried to rip off my eyebrows, and is really into smacking her hands - against toys, herself, us... Vicious!

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SpottyTeacakes Fri 26-Jul-13 08:22:11

I know I'm just being fussy wink I don't like change grin

Mama ds is violent too. He likes to grab the top of my cheeks the bags under my eyes

Only one week of pain maternity leave left. Still haven't handed in my notice, thinking of going in on my boss' birthday so I know he won't be there...

WillYouDoTheFandango Fri 26-Jul-13 09:11:05

Really good night here. Slept 8-1, 1:30-8, it was awesome!

I think we've got another tooth coming, there's a river of slobber running down J's face!

Stacks Fri 26-Jul-13 10:33:21

Hi everyone. It's been ages since I posted last, or indeed had time to read MN at all. T is still sleeping terribly, just turned 7m yesterday - so I took the plunge and moved him out of our room (and bed) and into his own room and cot. I read "the no cry sleep solution" and an hoping to put some of the ideas into practice. Last night we had 11 wake ups... Best sleep was 2.5hrs from 9-11:30. Luckily I went to bed at 9 too.
I'm really trying to focus on daytime naps, so am sitting here holding him after feeding to sleep. This is a step backwards from cuddle to sleep then transfer to cot, however he's been asleep for over an hour now, instead of the 10-40mins he does in the cot.

Beasty - hope work is going better now. Did you get a desk and some work to do sorted out?

WL - that sounds like an eventful trip! Not very safe to keep you waiting if its a fire alarm though. How would you have got out on your own if it really was a fire?

Nutella - glad to hear DS can self settle. How's his sleeping been generally?

ISpy - t is particularly interested in my drinks just now. He does however seem to recognise an Oreo cookie on sight and insist on sharing!

Hope LOs resettled well after the wake ups last night. I'm lucky that T almost always settles with just a quick cuddle, usually 30 secs up to a couple of minutes. It's just so darn frequent!

Utopian - I'd probably keep the money if she sounded sincere about it. When I got married I was very aware of how much we were costing other people - I didn't want to be a burden on them financially, so cut a lot of things out. I wouldn't have accepted the money either. Depends on your relationship though.

2blessed - woo for crawling! (?) We still have no signs of it here, but the few mums I know locally who's babies have started crawling say its a nightmare! I'm still looking forward to it though.

Spotty - I dread childcare fees! I've oy seen one Sophie in real life, and she squeezed easily. If you're not happy, take it back and try for an exchange? I need to look into handing in my notice, there's no way I'm ever returning to my old job. Just kept it for security reasons really. When they stop paying maternity pay there's no point keeping the job longer really, DH isn't in danger of losing his job thankfully.

Mama - T has started hair pulling. It seems to be with intent too, when he's tired but won't give in to sleep. I'm trying to teach the word gentle, as he always reaches out to babies and animals. I think it's working, a bit.

Willyou - grats on the good sleep. I hope teeth don't mess it up for you.

halestone Fri 26-Jul-13 11:35:43

Thanks for the thread Mamagrin

Utopian FX for you flat. Also i'd be inclined to keep the money and maybe go out for a meal with the newly weds in a couple of weeks.

WL that sounds like an interesting dat out.

Stacks i'm sorry your night time sleeps are so disturbed and i have my FX that it gets better for you soon.

We also have a violent baby who loves hair pulling, nose pulling and slapping. Oh and if shes in her walker she likes running at you with speed right into my anklesconfused

MaMaPo Fri 26-Jul-13 13:29:41

Stacks, welcome back. Sorry to hear sleep has been such an issue. It sounds like you're going the right way about things. I hope it sorts itself out with you. Sounds like you could make a little progress with his nighttime sleep associations and really reap the benefits. I also agree with doing anything to sort daytime naps - C shows me really clearly that she isn't as restful at night when she's napped poorly.

Speaking of poor naps, she woke early from hers this morning and was beside herself with tiredness. Luckily she went down easily for her second nap, but it was pretty early in the scheme of things so I wonder if I'll have a little banshee on my hands.

Just had a Facetime chat with one of my friends in Australia whose boy is 11 months old. He's been a terrible sleeper since about 4 months old, waking loads during the night, and has just started sleeping through. Good little boy! He's also started talking - said 'Mum!' when she came to pick him up from his grandmother's, and now says 'Byebye!' too. Aw, I can't wait for the talking stage.

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WillYouDoTheFandango Fri 26-Jul-13 14:51:21

Weeks one back Stacks sorry you're having such a hard time. I hope the NCSS works for you.

I think Hales' idea's a really good one Utopian, save the money and treat your friends to a lovely meal so they can tell you all about their honeymoon and make you massively envious.

WillYouDoTheFandango Fri 26-Jul-13 14:51:57

Ha just reread my 1am post! I don't type so well when I'm half asleep grin

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