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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

Barbeasty Fri 21-Feb-14 20:15:32

I realised we were only a few messages off running out, so I've taken the liberty of stating the next thread.

WLmum both DC will refuse things I know they eat elsewhere if I cook it. DD insists she doesn't like curry with rice. 3 portions eaten at nursery yesterday!

But dinner success with A earlier. Add ketchup, will eat. Or at least sick off the ketchup and accidentally ingest food on the side!

Barbeasty Fri 21-Feb-14 20:12:54

We needed a new thread so here you go.

SpottyTeacakes Fri 21-Feb-14 19:58:32

Yes I haven't tried it though

PurplePidjin Fri 21-Feb-14 19:56:22

Is there a way to do risotto in a slow cooker?

SpottyTeacakes Fri 21-Feb-14 19:47:23

Oh no WL! Both dc love risotto, I've started doing an oven baked one (BBC good food) which is much less stressful when you've got a small child hanging off your leg wink

WLmum Fri 21-Feb-14 19:45:49

I made risotto for tea, knew they wouldn't be thrilled but worth a shot - rice, they like, cheese, they like, spinach, they like. Mixed together is apparently a sign the I don't love them! Dd2 asked why I'd made it, I was explaining that DH really likes it and when we make nice food for people it's a way of showing we love them. To which her obvious reply was well you don't love us then!

SpottyTeacakes Fri 21-Feb-14 06:31:02

Ds is obsessed with this one book. We can read other books to him at night but if we don't read this one as well there's an almighty tantrum!

WLmum Thu 20-Feb-14 20:40:02

hales having 3 is pretty full on but there are times when they entertain each other so leave me free for a few minutes. Pfb is all consuming but they and you learn to make room for new additions.

WillYouDoTheFandango Thu 20-Feb-14 14:36:51

That's good news Hales, it's horrid when they're really poorly.

Glad you had a fun mum and son day Ispy.

Sorry about the shit night WL, DP ended up getting up with J at 5am as he just would not go back to sleep. He'll probably sleep all day at nursery.

He's much better today thank you. His temp is normal but he's still very pale. He now has teeth 9 &10 poking through so they're not helping. Sleep training starts tonight, he's forgotten how to sleep. He does a maximum of 45 minutes at a time. We're all exhausted.

halestone Thu 20-Feb-14 11:48:41

H seems much better today, she was really crabby yesterday and there was much snot. Also she kept putting her ear flat against my arm and when i looked something was weeping out of her ear. it seems to have stopped today so i think that's why shes better. I haven't given her Calpol or Nurofen today as i don't feel like shes in pain shes still on her antibiotics though.

I can't imagine having more than one i find H hard work so trying to divide my attention between 2 or 3 seems impossible. I think those of you with more than 1 must be brilliant mums.

Willyou i hope DS is feeling better today.

FoD and Ddas i hope your feeling ok today about weaning.

WLmum Thu 20-Feb-14 09:15:07

ddas is there some kind of baby code? T was up from 3-5 last night despite having had a feed. Just would not go back to sleep. Thank god DH is off this week so let me stay in bed til 8.30.
ispy I felt like that when I took just dd1 swimming last weekend - complete contrast to taking all 3 of them!

ISpyPlumPie Wed 19-Feb-14 22:07:31

Hope all poorly little people are on the mend soon.

DS1 is on half term this week so I've booked the week off too. Today we dropped N off at nursery so I could take him for a 'big boys' day out. He decided he wanted to go to the science museum again (which by random coincidence was in Corrie tonight) so we got the train into Manchester. Something that would have been a complete mission with both DC and a buggy was so straightforward with one child on foot. We had a lovely time and it really brought home to me how grown up DS1 is now.

N's talking also seems to be coming on
I'm still not convinced other people would fully understand him but we now have 'this' (v clear and uses as both a question and a command depending on tone) 'head','cup', 'night night' as well as the muma/dada we've had for a while. He was also getting me to continually repeat butter and cheese in his farm picture book so think he has DH's taste!

WLmum Wed 19-Feb-14 21:42:41

Yeah she does love the bigs cups! When I'm around she normally has a couple of different ones on the go but I think DH just didn't really think about it.
She has turned into such a screamer - the instant she can't do something she looks at me and screeches. I really hope its short lived and stops as her speech develops.

SpottyTeacakes Wed 19-Feb-14 20:18:56

Ds drinks loads if I give him dd's straw cup, maybe t would like one of her big sisters' cups?!

Ds has been pretty grumpy today he's had two more teeth break through (that's 8 now, only two at the bottom though!).

WLmum Wed 19-Feb-14 20:11:14

willyou firstly a house is not a home until you can write 'I love you' in the dust and secondly check out this fab poem.

WLmum Wed 19-Feb-14 20:05:38

Poor babies (and mummies).
ddas you're right about breaking the cycle. Hopefully dd will catch on quickly.
spotty I don't know how its possible for her to be constipated as she's still feeding from me a fair bit. Sometimes it can be hard to get her to drink much water during the day and I think a couple of hectic days last week when I was working and DH had them and he probably didn't push the water. She only just seems back to normal.

I went out with a couple of mates last night and had rather too much wine. Had to go to work with a cold and a hangover. Thankfully T didn't wake last night til 5 - just as well as I totally forgot about the wine in my milk. There must have still been some in there but hopefully not too much.

I was supposed to be fasting today but no way with a hangover so it's pizza for tea, outnumbered and bed. Will go for a jog tomorrow.

WillYouDoTheFandango Wed 19-Feb-14 15:47:25

Well he had to deal with a messy house as he turned up an hour and a half early. The toilet is always sparkling and I'd got as far as dusting downstairs! I actually had the duster and polish in hand when I answered the door.

Poor DS Nutella hope you get some sleep tonight.

SpottyTeacakes Wed 19-Feb-14 13:08:53

What cough medicine Nutella? We can't get anything in this country for under six anymore, I think we can get tickly cough but that's it.

Hales hope h is ok?

WillYou poor j and poor you. Do the dishes so the sink is sparkling. Wipe away the spilt food and clean the loo. Don't worry about anything else!

MrsNutella Wed 19-Feb-14 12:49:18

Oh dear willyou although two things which might cheer you up about the state of the house:1- the surveyor has probably seen worse
2 if the surveyor is a man then he won't notice anyway. I'm convinced men don't see mess and dirt in the same way as women.
Secret no.3 I think with kids and a job you're absolutely entitled to have a messy house.

hales how is H today? Hope she seems to be on the mend.

DS has a horrible cough. He coughed all night long. He probably woke me hourly. Then at about 5 am he coughed a lot so I gave him some cough medicine but then I couldn't get back to sleep at all. hmm

Still took him to the CM, so that I can have a lie down!

WillYouDoTheFandango Wed 19-Feb-14 12:36:45

Temp's down not sure how long for. Doctor checked him out and couldn't find anything wrong. He's being a PITA. Won't sleep or eat, just keeps wailing as he's tired. Just got to keep calpoling him.

Has h started responding to the abs?

My house is a shit tip. The surveyor is coming in 2hours - there's a sink full of dishes, J's dinner is thrown all over the room, every surface has ~1cm of dust on it and the bathroom's disgusting, apart from the bottom of the bath which was bleached last night after J did 3 poos in it.

halestone Wed 19-Feb-14 11:48:57

Willyou hows DS today?

Ddas, don't feel awful in the long run you did it to benefit her, so your being the best mum possible.

SpottyTeacakes Wed 19-Feb-14 06:38:01

Ouch ddas. Hopefully that'll work quickly and she will stop waking up.

WillYou poor j definitely worth seeing a dr with a fever spiking at 40

ddas Wed 19-Feb-14 06:25:58

So tired dd this week has got into a pattern of waking at 3.30am and refusing to go back to sleep. Last night decided not to get her out if her cot and just stayed next to it rubbing her back and singing till eventually over an hr later of crying she gave in & fell asleep. Just knew if I got her out again & she ended up playing in our bed & having milk that she'd do it again tonight. Needed to break the cycle but feel awful!

Hope all the poorly babies (or toddlers now!) are better today.

WillYouDoTheFandango Tue 18-Feb-14 22:14:01

Hope she's on the mend Hales.

Stand firm Spotty, don't want to be known as a doormat.

We've had a day when he's been better until 5pm when his temp spiked again. It's now up to 40 again after his dose of calpol wore off. Off to the doctors tomorrow, he's really not well.

halestone Tue 18-Feb-14 21:36:46

She has a mad hour were she seems absolutely fine and then seems to suddenly realise shes ill, and the whinginess kicks back in bless her. Shes just gone asleep now in her cot hopefully it will be a while.

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