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December 2012: Now they're all 1

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Barbeasty Fri 21-Feb-14 20:11:42

We needed a new thread!

WLmum Sat 22-Feb-14 20:34:27

Was she super soft and gorgeous? I heard a little girl being called by our 2nd choice name the other day. It was a bit weird but sounded nice. I like T better though.

coffeeandcream Sat 22-Feb-14 20:42:30

Hello everyone, can I rejoin? I've lurked a lot and posted when F was a few months old.

He's currently teething, three cut through in a week! Not a happy boy sad

Barbeasty Sat 22-Feb-14 22:10:31

A was smaller than DD, so not really fair that I got stretch marks this time!

We went to ikea after seeing the baby. I'm very proud to have come out less than £30 later. only just

WLmum Sat 22-Feb-14 22:39:41

Impressive beasty
Hello coffee!

WillYouDoTheFandango Sat 22-Feb-14 23:05:27

Hi coffee welcome back. It's so rubbish watching them teeth when you can't do anything for them.

I'm already getting myself worked up. It's Switzerland for me on Monday, I'm doing something I've never had to do before and I have to leave J behind overnight while I go to another country sad and I'm going with a camera man who I've never met before <wail>

WillYouDoTheFandango Sat 22-Feb-14 23:05:35


halestone Sun 23-Feb-14 00:15:15

I have an overhanging belly but i had that before i was pregnant. In fact me and DP were joking the other day that i could do with having a phantom pregnancy so i could lose 2stone again.

Welcome back Coffee, Poor DS, and you. i hope he gets a braek from the pain soon.

Willyou we're all here to handhold on Monday, but i can see why your upset now. Have you got Skype downloaded on your phone? then you can see him when you get chance.

Stacks Sun 23-Feb-14 08:30:08

Morning. Just back from holiday where DS decided not to sleep. Not had a chance to keep up with mn at all. Getting you all back on my TIO, and I'll try and read back later.

WillYouDoTheFandango Sun 23-Feb-14 09:07:27

Where have you been stacks? Hope he settles back into his routine quickly now you're back.

Hoping it's such a whirlwind that I don't gave chance to miss him too badly. I have to drop him off at 7am tomorrow, work all day, get the flight at 6pm, then a train so I should arrive at hotel at 11pm (CET). Meeting is 9-1 Tuesday then back on the reverse journey! Back home at about 7/30pm. The plan was to start work at lunchtime so I could have him all morning but I now have a meeting at 9am tomorrow. Going to be a bloody long day.

Barbeasty Sun 23-Feb-14 09:32:10

WillYou fx it all goes well.

Hope little Stacks decides that sleep is a good thing now he's home!

So far this morning DD has hidden the back door keys (not impressed with DH's response when I asked if he knew where they were - just telling me where they usually are!).

And the kettle fused the electrics. So we'll have to get another one, but for this morning it's a case of microwaving jugs of water. Naturally the one I want is on offer but out of stock on John Lewis website, so we'll have to try and fit searching for one between lunch and swimming lessons.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Feb-14 12:41:35

Hope it goes ok WillYou.

We went swimming and they forgot to charge dd but it was only £2.85 per adult anyway so was a fiver for all of us!

MrsNutella Sun 23-Feb-14 14:08:33

spotty that sounds like a bargain

coffee welcome back! Sorry DS teething is so painful.

We went to the zoo today so that DH could play with DS and the goats grin they had a great time.

Stacks Sun 23-Feb-14 14:35:08

We went down to Leicester to visit family. Was an ok trip apart from the lack of sleep. Don't know if T was teething, ill, overwhelmed with new people/place or a combination. The main problem was the house has paper thin walls, so I couldn't leave him cry at all or he'd wake the 3 other adults and 2 kids, as well as me and DH. I went from bf him twice a day at home, to about 7 times a night. By the last night he was waking almost every hour. The air bed we were using squeaked horribly whenever DH or I moved, and was really uncomfortable. Sigh, it's over now!
I went to bed at 8:30 last night, in my lovely (bloody uncomfy mattress but sooo much better) bed last night, fed T at 2:30 and left him cry from 3:30-4, then we were all up at 7. So not a bad night smile

Glad to hear you're talking things over with DP Willyou. It must be quite hard to be stuck in that uncertainty, but at least he's acknowledged a problem and is willing to talk to you about it.

You can buy the Clarks foot measuring thing online for £7. They'll even train you how to use it if you pick it up from a store. Then you can buy cheap shoes off eBay/sales without needing to go in to get measured. Not sure if Clarks sizes are the same as other stores though?

T is napping, so I should probably go do something productive or fun. I hate feeling pressured to use nap time well, but it makes me feel depressed if I feel I've wasted it.

WLmum Sun 23-Feb-14 15:09:49

willyou I used to have a job where I travelled when dd1 was about this age. It was fine really but I did hate being away so never slept in the lovely hotels so my main problem was exhaustion.
beasty I've been meaning to ask how mil got on with A and the sleepover? Am I right that A doesn't each much and mainly wants boob? I'm starting to wonder when it will become a problem that T eats very little and is quite fussy and would only have boob given her way. I've weighed her on our scales and I think she's still pretty beefy but I'm going to try take her to the hv clinic on Tuesday. I suspect they'll wind me up a treat when I mention it to them!

SpottyTeacakes Sun 23-Feb-14 15:26:04

WL my niece is still like that and is three. She's chunky though even though she barely eats.

Barbeasty Sun 23-Feb-14 16:38:03

Neither he nor MIL got much sleep, and at one point he was pawing at her nighty. But he survived, and ate a bit.

DH has started trying to feed him on his own, in the kitchen. But it seems to involve lots of cereal and ketchup (not together!)

He's wolfing down baked beans. But I worry we're steadily developing a really fussy eater.

There are at least 4 teeth part way through though, so I don't know how much is that at the moment.

ISpyPlumPie Sun 23-Feb-14 18:38:08

Good luck for tomorrow Willyou. Hope everything goes well.

Glad you had a nice time seeing family Stacks. Will keep fx that T settles back down now you're home.

Sounds like teeth could be at least partly responsible Beasty. Four at once can't be much fun.

Sounds like a lovely day Nutella. We had an animal themed day as well as we took the boys to the safari park. N had lots of fun practising his lion roar while looking at real lions. Had a complete "you know you're a mum when" moment though as a baboon pulled the washers off my car, and I was more worried that the poor thing would choke on them rather than thinking about the damage grin.

Oh, and AF has finally but randomly decided to put in an appearance. Didn't think N had particularly reduced his feeding, and he certainly hasn't at night which is what I thought made the difference. I suppose it is just one of those things that there's not much rhyme or reason to.

Barbeasty Sun 23-Feb-14 20:54:27

Dh is betting A will sleep through tonight, after he's fed A 6 (or 7, he can't remember hmm ) bowls of cereal.

He has Ecco shoes for his first pair. Very nice, and he keeps them on which is the main thing.

I really hope it is the teeth. Then we can work on it later.

And he's still so small!

WLmum Sun 23-Feb-14 21:31:14

beasty T has had a go at getting dms boobs out before now. It's comical but gross! She voluntarily ate some softened apple cubes this arvo, it was a miracle! Mostly I feed her by stealth! Im trying really hard not to get in a tizz about it and just wait for it to sort itself out as I truly that at this age it's a battle you can't win. She started weaning fine but whenever she's been poorly or teething or tired or distracted she doesn't want to eat.
ispy we're well overdue a trip to the zoo. Boo to AF.

WLmum Sun 23-Feb-14 21:34:10

Cereal overload beasty! Hey did you hear about the job?

Barbeasty Sun 23-Feb-14 21:40:06

They said about 2 weeks which is very fast for our company so maybe this week.

I'm not hopeful, but we'll see.

halestone Sun 23-Feb-14 22:49:54

WL, H is chunky too, and i wouldn't describe H as a fussy eater, she just doesn't eat much of anything. Rarely she'll finish a meal but its rare. While shes been ill she hasn't eaten at all really but she surprised us all by demanding to eat my chow mein when i finished work last night. I couldn't get it in her quick enough.

Beasty, good luck i hope you get the job. Also i hope your DH is right and A sleeps through.

Stacks, i hope T lets you sleep better now your home.

Ispy boo to your AF returning. I was glad of mine as it meant i could stop panicking that i may be pregnant.

Willyou, i hope your trip goes quickly.

Spotty that sounds like a bargain.

Nutella, We've decided to take H to the zoo again on my 30th birthday, that way my family can't overcrowd me on the day. I can't wait, its only in April though.

WillYouDoTheFandango Mon 24-Feb-14 04:46:02

We spent my 30th at the zoo Hales, it was last July and for the first time EVER it was hot and sunny not raining shockgrin

SpottyTeacakes Mon 24-Feb-14 06:19:59

Ds has been up since 4:30 shock luckily dp got up with him. He's had two bowls of cereal and is now onto a bread stick. Growth spurt maybe?

I've decided I'm just going to go into work at my usual time tomorrow and sit twiddling my thumbs grin I will do some prescriptions if there's any there to do.

WLmum Mon 24-Feb-14 07:20:47

Ouch spotty. Good for you, not your problem if they haven't matched your hours to work flow.
I'm off to work (on my bike - hoorah) shortly for a whole team training day that my boss is totally against. It's comical and ridiculous and frustrating!
Tmi warning - discovered last night that dd1 has threadworm again. Yuk and annoyance as means loads of extra washing. Luckily one pill each and extra hygiene for 2 weeks and will be all clear. Gave dd1 a pill last night need to buy some for everyone else today as a precaution (except T as not for under 2s - extreme nappy watch it is then!)

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