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November 2012 - Thinking about first birthdays? Already?

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StuntNun Tue 06-Aug-13 10:37:48

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Pikz Tue 06-Aug-13 19:34:36

I'm with pass. Brown paper and boxes here.

ButchCassidy Tue 06-Aug-13 19:42:28

Marking place still hoping to keep upsmile

Lily311 Tue 06-Aug-13 19:48:39

She will get one book. End of. She will have her cousins over for cake though.

BigPigLittlePig Tue 06-Aug-13 19:59:42

A helium balloon for sure, keeps her entertained for days!

PetiteRaleuse Tue 06-Aug-13 20:18:48

Chocolate cake for me and an empty box for her. <joke>

just the chocolate cake for me then grin

Oh OK, and a book, and presents from relatives. And skype calls with relatives. And masses of cuddles.

ValiumQueen Tue 06-Aug-13 20:43:34

And Christmas wink

fruitpastilles Tue 06-Aug-13 20:49:33

S is getting a talking, singing picnic basket thingy, we went to my cousins yesterday and her little girl has one, well, I've never seen S so impressed with a toy! Must find out the make and where it's from.

ChasingDaisy Tue 06-Aug-13 21:04:40

Oscar will be getting a few nice wooden toys and books from me. He is having a party too. I want to celebrate.

ValiumQueen Tue 06-Aug-13 21:05:17

J will have clothes and nappies and wipes. He also has a hungry caterpillar trolley for sleep-overs and holidays.

I have never read the hungry caterpillar. Perhaps I should.

He has had his Thomas day bag early in preparation for nursery.

GTbaby Tue 06-Aug-13 21:11:11

I bought him graffalo book set. Wooden jigsaw. And a few wooden instruments. All with Xmas in mind, oops forgetting about bday.
Think I might save instruments for Xmas as he will be more capable of playing with him.
And take out a toy from his stash for him. All the toy gifts he has been bought I just put away re gifting. I'll regift one to him! Is that mean? He has enough toys.

Or I'll give him a play buddy! His brother can be his gift. Lol.

PetiteRaleuse Tue 06-Aug-13 21:49:01

Leavimg the end of last thread for kyz

mm a star wrap is a brilliant idea and congratulations on your interview !!!

Kyz Tue 06-Aug-13 21:52:42

Ohh thankyou pr I have stayed up specifically to see if I could end it, am so chuffed grin saddo

I don't know what i'm getting E yet. He has a ballapalooza but i'm not sure if it's for birthday or christmas. Part of me wants to go all out and have a big party and get him lots of things, and the other part of me thinks it's pointless and I should get him a few things but save my money for when he's older and wants parties with friends from school etc.

vq I read that to e tonight, it is fantabbylous and over in minutes which really helps here as he has no attention span for stories atm

He's just farted and turned the video monitor on! And with that, i shall go to bed, night all x

ChasingDaisy Tue 06-Aug-13 21:57:00

Feeling blue tonight.

But I got Snail and the Whale from the library today so may read that before bed.

Night all x

BigPigLittlePig Tue 06-Aug-13 21:59:10

Enjoy chasing

Well done MM

Det has she got a swing? You could get a good swing 2nd hand with some change left over for treats?

Passmethecrisps Tue 06-Aug-13 22:00:51

Oh chasing, the snail and the whale is my absolute favourite book. Ever. I love it. It's a lovely story

BigPigLittlePig Tue 06-Aug-13 22:12:23

We read it tonight. Although Freya was asleep by the end grin

YellowWellies Tue 06-Aug-13 22:17:38

Was going to suggest the quiche approved star blanket too! It's my standard new baby present too - they're just so useful.

MM great news on the interview - well done Mrs!

Lily we have the ergo. After some advice from Pidj on how to fit it - I love it. I wear the bear when he's really grumpy or clingy. We often walk to the corner shop in it - its comfy enough that I'd happily go further (though J's only 7.5kg) but babywearers what do you do re change bag? I love the buggy for not having to carry anything.

MissMummy1 Tue 06-Aug-13 22:19:28

Thank you all! Although as suspected, after childcare I am better off still working for myself sad Although this will be more stability and something on my cv. Plus I can still tutor freelance in my free time.

I am dying my hair tonight. I have only done this myself twice, both disasterously. Although tonight I am going darker (highlights are way too much maintenance and now look tacky). Hmm.

Oh and I might have some really exciting news tomorrow night! VQ and stuntnun have been taking bets all day grin wink

GTbaby Tue 06-Aug-13 22:21:34

Back to last thread... And recommendations on gift ideas. I've had two ppl ask what I want for bump... No idea why to say.
We have everything. I've told one person an ear thermometer. As that's the one thing I wanted with LO but never bought.

Anything looking bk you wish you had bought?

FatimaLovesBread Tue 06-Aug-13 22:25:36

Evening all!!
We're back from our travels, well I got back Sunday night but have been busy busy since.
Camping and bikes were fab. M is now a little pro walker with the v tech thingy, she was walking it up and down the field we were camping in. She's also a champion climber after learning how to eat in and put of the tent.
She's also just got her fifth tooth! And today she learnt to climb the stairs shock she really is growing up fast now.

DH has had to go away with work, working nights in County Durham. First time he's ever worked away so it's just M and I yesterday until Friday. We're coping ok so far.

I need to catch up on the Fred but have caught a few posts of the last page.

mm1 Are the straps on the bottom or top hole? Apparently they're supposed to come from level with or below the shoulders, so up and over like you've described, rather than above the shoulders.
Woop woop for the interview!

Can't remember anything else grin

YellowWellies Tue 06-Aug-13 22:33:46

Fatima she's an all action girly smile shock ! Glad you're coping solo - DH is working in the Falklands in September for a week sad and I'm a) jealous as hell of him gadding round the planet especially somewhere he'll see penguins and b) a bit nervous of flying solo for a week.

MissMummy1 Tue 06-Aug-13 22:37:06

<twiddles thumbs> 6 minutes to go...

Fatima she sounds amazing! And I am sure you are doing fab this week. Going solo the first time is daunting.

Yeah, straps go up and over shoulders. I am determined to keep her in it as long as possible but she is so tall confused

PurplePidjin Tue 06-Aug-13 22:37:44

Ooh, i helped someone! blush

Never too late for cloth nappies, remember there's another 2 years of buying them to go! Little Lamb do awesome deals, or buy pre shat loved smile

Most areas have a sling consultant who will come to your house and show you how to use different types. Maybe offer to take the older two for a treat and pay for that if you think she might be that way inclined?

I went to a kick boxing club tonight, I'm determined to shift this last stone but get hungry and grumpy if i cut down food. Fabulous fun but at £8 a week I'm not sure i can afford to go back. I'd go swimming but the pool is closed for renovations until October and i don't want to drive to one because I'd be out of the house too long if vdp needed me.

PurplePidjin Tue 06-Aug-13 22:41:15

I have a long strap on my bag, so across the body.

R and 3 friends from baby group all within a month of each other, we're thinking about hiring the church hall, filling it with toys and just letting the babies run riot for an hour grin

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