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December 2012: 1st birthdays and 1st/2nd Christmasses

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halestone Tue 17-Dec-13 20:12:27

new thread

halestone Tue 17-Dec-13 20:17:07

WL I would probably tell them but in a jokey way.

Nutella i hope DS is ok. Glad you had a good scan.

Spotty i hope you enjoyed DD's nativity.

FoD i'm glad your Drs appointment went well.

2blessed i hope your ok. We're all here if you need to rant about anything.

Maryland2013 Tue 17-Dec-13 20:23:02

WL definitely tell them or it will go on for years and drive you up the wall!!

PurplePidjin Tue 17-Dec-13 20:24:07

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Stacks Tue 17-Dec-13 20:25:09

We have a tooth! Well, nearly, it's broken through the gum and feels scratchy on my finger if I rub it. That counts right? 11m 3w for first tooth.

WL they should realise they've got it wrong eventually - you've signed their Christmas cards with T's name spelt right? Depends on your relationship with them I guess, and how much it annoys you.

Hope DS has been ok today Nutella?

WLmum Tue 17-Dec-13 22:42:58

Thanks hales
Oh no spotty - hope you're tucked up in bed, dosed up on paracetamol and are drinking plenty. Hope you make a miraculous overnight recovery.
Oh yes nut hurrah to the scan!

I think I'll see if they notice at tomorrow's bday tea when mil for sure will look at cards from everyone, and if not ill have to say. Dd2 is Alexa but a good friend of mine thinks she's Alexi and now dd2 is 3.5 its rather too late to say anything!

WLmum Tue 17-Dec-13 22:50:47

I'm feeling stressed about nothing. Well actually its about the massive influx of toys about to hit us. I'm a bit of a hoarder and have to work really hard at getting rid of stuff to maintain a sensible level. After Xmas I'm going to fill a big box with toys and store them in my mums garage and then in the summer swap some over and sell/charity shop other stuff.
I really need to send some clothes to the charity too.
I'm a weirdo and feel really guilty about getting rid of stuff that's still got life in it (symptom of a very financially poor childhood?)

utopian99 Wed 18-Dec-13 02:26:41

Think you sound like you have a good strategy for the name issue - maybe it was just a one off on their part? Our nickname for O is Os not Oz, but my mum still writes the latter even though all my texts for months have spelt it our way, I just forget to tell her properly but also I guess nicknames are a bit different to real names.

I shouldn't feel guilty about getting rid of stuff - if it's going to charity it's not being wasted, just relocated? Or you could ebay if it feels like a waste of money?

2blessed Wed 18-Dec-13 06:58:15

Thanks hales

Hope your temp has come down spotty

I know what you mean WL, I'm also a hoarder and getting a bit anxious about the pile of presents that's building up for DS just from DP and I!
I'd also tell mil sooner rather than later to nip it in the bud. I'd be quite lighthearted this time

2blessed Wed 18-Dec-13 06:59:56

Definitely counts stacks! Yay!

ISpyNotAnotherMincePie Wed 18-Dec-13 07:51:48

As someone who has family members who still can't spell my name properly after 33 years I'd definitely vote for tell them WL.

Hope you're ok Spotty and make it to London.

Yay for the tooth Stacks. Hope he's not suffering with it though.

BarHumbugBeasty Wed 18-Dec-13 09:49:54

Hope you've woken up feeling better spotty or at least that a couple of paracetamol sort you out!

DD was discharged from orthoptics yesterday. She actually spoke to the dr- we only had to go back because she refused to talk last time and they couldn't check her distant vision.

I'd mention the spelling wl. It's taken a year for SIL to ask if we were using Anthony and not Tony. Which we are. Nothing wrong with Tony, but a) it was FIL's name and I want Anthony to have the chance to forge his own identity in the family, and b) if we start with Tony it will get shortened to Tone and to be quite frank that sounds bloody awful in the local accent.

Suddenly the other SIL is using Anthony too! Just my dad to deal with now, who calls him Ant.

And DH, who is confusing DD by calling him Basil (no idea why). And DD who calls herself something different every day! Lily Allen being a current favourite. Or LaLa, Mama mia and Princess Rose.

I think I'm the only sane one, which is saying something. ...

Roll on home time, when I'll be finished for Christmas. Yay!!

MrsNutella Wed 18-Dec-13 09:53:14

stacks yay a tooth! I wonder how long the next one will take.... smile Hope he isn't too fussy with it.

hales thanks for the new thread.

DS still has a temp of 38. He seems ok in himself just a bit more moany and whingey, which is nice confused. And I just had to put him down for his morning nap three times after the doorbell kept ringing! Thank you hipp baby club for my free stuff but I'd rather have a sleeping baby! It was funny the first time he woke I was cutting his fingernails and he gave me a funny "what are you doing mother?!" Look grin

One thing I did find out at the check up it that my iron is low, that might be why I've been feeling really wiped out lately... Need to buy some fortified juice stuff to try and put it right.

MrsNutella Wed 18-Dec-13 09:58:40

beasty my family have struggled to learn DH's name (Carsten - say it like you see it!) and my married name. I don't know why but my mum insists on over pronouncing all the vowels which is really irritating!

So yes, I think it was willyou? Tell them about the spelling mistake! I love the name Tabitha but in German it sounds pants sad.

Oh, and the latest in the PIL saga, for those that are interested. DH wrote a long and honest email about how they have made him feel, in particular the stress that they have out us under this year. He rang them Sunday night. All is mother did was cry and they basically both feel very hurt and like they have been attacked. So they won't see us for Christmas, they need some distance from us for the moment. Yes, obviously we have been very cruel bad people.... Why are some people so childish?

halestone Wed 18-Dec-13 13:05:09

Stacks that tooth definitely counts. Yay.

WL i feel like that, i have her toys and clothes in bun bags ready to go to charity but it feels like such a waste. All of them were brand new and still have life in them.

Spotty, hope your feeling ok today.

Beasty, your DD makes me smile. Hows A been sleeping?

Willyou i hope the viewing went well.

H had her injections today, i'm such a wimp i cried when she did. In all fairness though DP looked heartbroken too.

halestone Wed 18-Dec-13 13:06:13

Nutella, look on the brightside you get a nice christmas without being manipulated. Once emotions have calmed down i bet everyones relationships are much better.

WLmum Wed 18-Dec-13 14:43:25

Oh dear nut.

I'm desperately trying to get T to have a quick nap before her party - failing so far.

MrsNutella Wed 18-Dec-13 15:42:44

DS still has a temp. Just gave him a paracetamol suppository while changing his nappy. He moaned a lot through the whole nappy change, I've just sat him on the floor and it sounds very much like he needs changing again. My poorly tiny man sad
I wish I could make it better for him.

FandangoLaLaLaLaLaLaLaaaa Wed 18-Dec-13 17:38:43

Oh Nutella how utterly shitty of them. Hales is right though, you do at least get a lovely family Christmas without their drama.

I hope little O feels better soon. It's so horrid when they're whinging all day and you can't do anything to help.

I'd tell them WL. DS is christened James and after his new baby cards we had to tell quite a few people we will always be using Jamie. They were all fine.

Your DD is being hilarious again Beasty smile

We've had a busy day. Trip to town for final Christmas present. It was for my auntie, I don't normally spent much on her but she gave DS £75 for his birthday shock so I feel I need to bump her present up this year. Then it was his first settling in hour at nursery. He was fine, I stayed but he just buggered off to play with the other babies/paint and left me on my own. Leaving him there for an hour on Friday.

MrsNutella Wed 18-Dec-13 17:49:30

DS had paracetamol about 2 hours ago and his temp is still 38.3 sad is it ok to give him ibuprofen now? Want to put him to bed in a minute and when do I worry??

ISpyNotAnotherMincePie Wed 18-Dec-13 19:03:11

As far as I know Nut you can use paracetamol and ibroprophen together -one gets the temp down and the other maintains the lower temp I think. I also find it useful to give them two hours apart so you are not having to wait four hours before they can have any more pain relief iyswim. Might be worth getting him checked out though if he's had a temp for over 24 hours.

We have a very proud big brother - N just said something that sounded very like Jacob. I know it was probably a flukey bit of babble, but think I'll let DS1 enjoy the moment grin

ISpyNotAnotherMincePie Wed 18-Dec-13 19:09:29

Sorry Nut just realised that's not very clear - U didn't mean wait 24 hours before getting him seen, just that I thought that's how long ago you first mentioned him being ill. I'd trust your instincts and if you're worried see the doctor however long it's been.

ISpyNotAnotherMincePie Wed 18-Dec-13 19:12:03

I not U ffs

WLmum Wed 18-Dec-13 19:44:46

nut I agree with ispy.

Well T has had a lovely day. I lost the nap battle and she has been fine all arvo - I'm just trying to get her to sleep - I can't believe she hasn't conked out yet.
Dm made T a cake and always liking a meddle she piped 'Tabitha' down the middle - mil saw and said 'oh I've been spelling it with an a- is that wrong?' So it was all done nicely and quickly.
T was a complete cake monster - scoffed hers and tried for mine.
I've got a cold and feel a bit shit - shattered after tons of teeth related wakes from Tabs and a post jabs 2 am session from dd2. As soon as I get Tabs down I'm going to pour myself a nice big glass of wine.

BarHumbugBeasty Wed 18-Dec-13 20:12:02

Hooray for meddling mothers WL!

And you've reminded me that I should have a drink, since I'm now on holiday!

At the risk of cursing it, A has still slept ok. Although he woke up and wanted a feed at 4.55am, 5 minutes before my alarm goes off. And of course, when I put him in his cot afterwards so I could get up, he screamed the place down. He woke DD up, and so DH agreed to have him in bed with him. He went happily to sleep.

We just had the most immense hale and wind- it sounded as though it was inside the house, and took out the sky signal!

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