June 2013 Commando crawlers vs Baby slugs

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SunnyL Tue 11-Feb-14 08:06:33

Hi all - the old thread was about to run out so I started a new one.

Little Miss was up to mischief last night. Thankfully it's DHs day off today so he took her into bed with him while I slept in the spare room. She is just so excitable when she wakes up at night. It can can 90 minutes to scrape her off the ceiling.

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Sarah2506 Tue 11-Feb-14 08:32:13

Hello! Marking place. Though neither slug or crawler here. Much shouting though!

Mrs81 Tue 11-Feb-14 08:44:37

morning smile Marking place, thanks for new thread... off to work now!

hedgehogy Tue 11-Feb-14 08:57:09

Thanks for the new thread.

I enquired about the 8 month check mentioned in the record book. Apparently they aren't done anymore which is fine as it seems too early; the NHS website mentions they should be carried out by a year, however I have been told they don't do any developmental checks apart from the 6-8 week one now!

Are all your babies babbling lots?

We've had a bad night. Lots of ear pulling: how can you tell if it's teething or an ear infection?

SweetPeaPods Tue 11-Feb-14 10:30:22

Morning everyone! Bad night here too. Not helped by the fact that ds will not lie still, rolling over even in his sleep!
With regards to ear infection/teething I would make a gp appt they can have a quick look in ears. Any temp?

AlohaMama Tue 11-Feb-14 11:14:58

Helllooo. Must follow the trend and get myself a name change. Aloha is woefully inappropriate right now. I think last night was 4th in a row dd slept all the way through, 6pm-7am. Hope this is a pattern that will stick. In contrast ds woke up at 4.30 having a coughing fit sad Unfortunately he tends ot cough so hard he makes himself sick. And while we're at it, I couldn't get to sleep for hours cos of coughing too.

Whinge over.

For ear pulling I'd get a GP appointment, could well be ear infection and the only way you'll know is if they can look.

pinkbear82 Tue 11-Feb-14 11:57:04

4am was chosen to practice attempted crawls this morning. We had a backwards shuffle but that's all. The smiles make up for it.

Dd plays with her ears when she is tired, she started doing this about a month ago, I was worried it was something else but it happens when ever she is dropping off and is a sure sign she is tired but fighting it! But best to check if unsure.

hedgehogy Tue 11-Feb-14 14:19:55

Thanks sweetpea, aloha and pinkbear. I've made an appt to see the GP. She does seem in pain when she does it but her temperature is fine.

SunnyL Tue 11-Feb-14 17:03:05

Gaarrggg. I've been invited to a hen do in Oxford. Its for one of the most fun people I know so it would be fab. The downsides though:

Oxford is about the most bastardly hard place to get to from Edinburgh in the whole of England except perhaps Truro.

I'm skint. So skint the thought of buying myself a mars bar makes me break out in a sweat.

I've got 3 weddings this year to go to which are all darn sarf and in the space of 6 weeks. See the point above.

DH is on nightshift that weekend so I'd have to find someone to take Lilypad overnight.

Why why why did they have to choose Oxford??

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pinkbear82 Tue 11-Feb-14 17:19:45

Hope all is good hedge.

Sunny frustrating! Could there be a willing friend/relation who would perhaps have Lilly, or even make the trip with you and then have her while your out and about? Or so,done you could share the trip down with going for your way and share the costs? No doubt all you have considered already!

You'd be even more stuck if it was further south like turo with our trainline washed away! Lol - I'm a devon girl and about 10 mingles away from dawlish, as I can't drive if I relied on trains right now I would be screwed! Luckily I'm a bus girl.

Bit sad at the mo, haven't spent any quality time with DP in what feels like forever, and things have been quite tense and argumentative. Planned a nice evening together tonight and he's just phoned to say a job he had finished on a car,has just come back needing to be done tonight so the customer can collect tomorrow. Bang goes any time together. Again. He'll be tired and grumpy because of it. I'll feel shoved aside again and grumpy and so the circle repeats.
Might hope dd settles nicely and I can have a bath or something and then maybe won't feel like a total waste of everything I'll have cursed that now won't i?!

Sorry for rant, trying hard not to rant at him tho!

curlyclaz13 Tue 11-Feb-14 20:10:02

Sunny I hope you find a way to get to the hen do somehow and pinkbear I hope you and dp get time together soon. It is hard to spend quality adult time together now isn't it ?
Those doing blw what has been successful for you ? We do well with bolognese (had a lentil one tonight) and sweetcorn patties went down well yesterday.

Sarah2506 Tue 11-Feb-14 21:04:53

I'm a huge BLW fan. Pasta is her favourite thing and I've used it as a way of getting her to try new things, so purée used as pasta sauce. Asparagus, corn, pear, melon, broccoli and stewed apple all make excellent finger food. I LOVE the BLW cookbook. Very much recommended!!

Mrs81 Wed 12-Feb-14 08:04:24

Pink bear - did you manage a restorative bath? Can you make time for you/both of you at the weekend?

Our quality time doesn't get much more exciting than g&t + fish&chips in front of the fire on a Friday night at the moment. Usually too knackered for anything more exciting!

DS wouldn't sleep in his cot after c9.30 last night so I brought him in with me. He's as bright as a button today. I am not. I might need to drink all the coffee I can find!

MadameJ Wed 12-Feb-14 08:26:24

Another blweaner here, dd is very adventurous and will give everything a go. Pasta always works well and of course toast with various toppings. She had potato skins last night filled with various things and that was fab. Dd has recently started using her teeth more and biting huge chunks off things but so far touch wood she has managed well.

SweetPeaPods Wed 12-Feb-14 08:27:00

Mrs81 at least you can drink lots of coffee. Decaf is a shock to the system again!
Ds was in with me from the early hours too, but he just wriggled and stirred non stop. I gave in when DH walked in door at 7.30!

SunnyL Wed 12-Feb-14 08:29:50

Pink - we were meant to have quality time on monday (DH works shifts so we have to grab time when we can) but it was ruined by us having one if our annual arguments about him not listening to anything I tell him. I prescribe chocolate for times like these. Although I'm planning on giving up chocolate for lent so we'd better not have any arguments that month!

Lily pad seems restored today. She's been out of sorts the last 2 days with a temperature but after a great nights sleep she's back on form blowing raspberries and screeching at the top of her voice. Happy times are here again.

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MadameJ Wed 12-Feb-14 08:31:01

pinkbear I absolutely understand what you mean about no quality time with your dh. Me and my dh were one of them couples that did loads together before having children, meals, cinema, multiple holidays but since having the girls we have only managed 2 nights out together and I can't see it improving. Evenings are pretty much spent seperatly as well as dd2 doesn't settle well for bed so I'm usually up and down. It makes me sad sometimes as obviously I love my girls with all my heart but I do miss the relationship/ life I had with dh :-(

pinkbear82 Wed 12-Feb-14 10:26:17

It is so hard isn't it? We have his other two girls from tomorrow until Sunday evening, and quite understandably the girls are very Daddy focused and he is conscious of setting time aside for them. The younger of the two is having some issues at the moment and her behaviour is awful. Its all made doubly hard by the fact the girls mum is very vocal about her dislike if me and that Violet us a replacement child for dp etc. Makes weekends very tense. And i have to be honest and say that at the moment i feel Violet and i are a little sidelined in order to keep the peace.

being tired on top of it all makes it feel worse. I'm just having a bit of a meh time i think smile but did manage a peaceful bath last night, so its not all bad!

MadameJ Wed 12-Feb-14 10:38:30

That does sound really tough pinkbear

pinkbear82 Wed 12-Feb-14 10:42:46

It can be Madame, and usually it bounces off of me, but with everything else going on at the moment I think I am feeling it more. Allowing myself a quiet day today and then kicking myself into gear tomorrow!

SweetPeaPods Wed 12-Feb-14 10:44:49

That does sound tough. My friend is in a similar situation with a stepson and she feels her dd who is a month older than ds doesn't get the priority she deserves sometimes ie when she was first born. Parenting is hard, never mind ex's getting involved too!

hedgehogy Wed 12-Feb-14 14:15:56

Thanks pinkbear. No ear infection which is a relief but the poor thing is still tugging at them in pain (no answer to what it is really). Glad you got to have a nice bath last night. I know how you feel with regards to lack of quality time together. When DD does go to bed we have our own things that we need to do.

Sunny - and there I am stressing about having one wedding to attend! The couple live here but are choosing to get married in another part of the country. I can't really afford to visit my family at the moment so I'm a bit sad that I'll have to spend money on attending. I can't go to the hen do. DD is still bf and I can't leave her for more than an hour (she'll have to come to the wedding).

Sunbeam18 Wed 12-Feb-14 17:50:14

Crikey, hedgehogy, that's v impressive that you are still ebf and can't go away from DD for more than an hour. I'm still BF but using formula too so DP can do some nights, and so I can get some time out. Good for you.
I know what you mean about Oxford, Sunny. I had to travel regularly to Kiddlington from Edi for work and there is no easy way. We usually flew to Birmingham and got a car from there, quickest but not shortest way. Trains take forever with all the changes.
Hope you get some time with DP soon, pink. Sounds a tricky situ.

SunnyL Wed 12-Feb-14 18:02:52

I spoke too soon this morning. Child was sent home from nursery at lunchtime with a temperature of 39 degrees!

May I recommend you never bother speaking to NHS 24 though or whatever it is you have down there in England. They are a useless waste of space. Our GP was much nicer and sympathetic and didn't talk condescendingly to me and didn't make me feel like I was wasting everyone's time. The cow bag at NHS24 can go shove it up her bumhole!

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hedgehogy Wed 12-Feb-14 19:33:18

I don't have much choice, sunbeam, she will only drink milk from me!

Also, she needs regular naps but she still feeds to sleep during the day and will only sleep while she's on me. I've tried to stop this but she's stubborn and won't sleep and then the whole day ends up ruined - I've given up now. I'm happy to carry on until she's one. Luckily she's fine at night; she's happy in her cot and can now get herself off to sleep. DH has always helped at night by bringing her to me and taking her back to her cot, and changing nappies if necessary, which I really appreciate.

I've spoken to a couple of lovely people at NHS direct in the past, they were really helpful.

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