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December 2012: Everyone loves nap time.(1000 Posts)
Started a new thread for us before we run out of room.
I hope everyone slept well last night. My mum had H overnight so i finally got round to cutting her baby clothes up in to patches so i can make a patch work quilt. It was bitter sweet, i can't believe how tiny she once was and the clothes smelt lovely. But at least i'm making something from them that she'll always have.
Spotty, the woodlouse story made me giggle.
WL, i can't wait till H is old enough to take to shows.
Thanks for the new thread hales. That sounds like a lovely idea for a quilt.
Partly lovely, partly horrid day here. A glorious autumn morning so we went down to the local farm cafe for breakfast and then to the farmer's market, but C was whinging and rubbing her eyes by 10.30. She napped for 2.5 hours and then was a complete stinker for the rest of the afternoon. Crying, tantruming, head butting me, getting into mischief... both my husband and I were at our wits' end. Of course, for some reason my husband also decided that this was the perfect time to make quince paste so I got loads of this behaviour. Boy was everyone ready for bedtime. We had had grand plans to cook dinner but ended up with takeaway. Oh well.
I think I might have done a bit of accidental smug parenting yesterday. We had lunch with a friend and her friend, who have a 20 month and 22 month old respectively. At one stage my friend's husband said something about doing something in the early evening (can't remember context), and I said, 'Oh, C would be asleep by then.' He looked at me incredulously and asked about her sleep, and looked ready to fall over when I said she's in bed by 7pm and gets up usually around 7am, sometimes even 7.30am. Their little boy is often up until 8.30-9pm and often gets up before 6.30am. Plus they still have loads of night wakings - the night before they hosted lunch for us all, he'd been up for 4 hours with their son. I feel pretty dreadful!
Shopping day tomorrow! I have to buy a fancy dress for a wedding. Wish me luck.
Afternoon all. How is everyone today? I'm currently pigging out on fresh made salsa. I love it, you just can't buy the right stuff here in the shops. When I lived in California for a while I used to eat loads, it was so cheap from the supermarket and amazing. Didn't realise how much I'd missed it.
DH is just putting DS down for his nap, really hope we get a nice long one today, I'm tired and could do with a bit of a break.
Hales I gave all DS baby clothes away in a swap for some girls clothes. Should have everything I need for baby up to about 18m now! Nearly all his clothes were hand me downs from my sister, or eBay buys anyways so didn't feel that special to me. I love the idea of a patchwork blanket though, it's such lovely soft material and really cute patterns. You'll have to put a pic up when it's done.
Mama, FX tomorrow is an easier day, and i wouldn't feel about saying about C's sleep. I wouldn't of found it smug if you said it to me, its only smug if you rub it in
like some of my friends on fb whose babies have slept through since birth
Stacks i didn't realise you were having a baby girl this time. I can't wait till you give birth and let us know her name and weight. I hope DS sleeps well for you in this nap. And i will put a picture up but it will be a while before its done, also this is the 1st attempt at ever making a quilt so it might be abit of a mess.
Hales look up Imootome on Facebook- she makes gorgeous little rabbits with old babygrows
A quilt sounds lovely. I'm the less creative person ever so would never try something like that. Good luck!
Good luck for your dress shopping Mama. Accidental smugness is fine! It's wierd, DS sleeps better and longer the earlier he goes to sleep. If we go past 7:30 and he's not asleep we're screwed for another hour and then he will definitely get up pre 6am. Urgh.
And after all that fuss, A only woke once.
He's happily wandering around now, scribbling on anything he can- paper, books, table.... glad I gave him the crayon where the lead had broken out!!
Thanks for the new thread Hales
I'm super grumpy today. I did the food shopping this morning and now dp has gone to football.
WL which day are you going?
so I can stalk you
Beasty ds loves drawing too
Mama that doesn't sound smug at all ds sleeps 6:30-7:30 most of the time, I know how quickly it can change though!
Stacks very that you'll soon have a snuggly newborn. I've gone back to being super broody and that it'll never happen. We've got Mexican for dinner tonight: tortilla chips topped with mince (in a slice mix like old El Paso but home made), salsa, guacamole and cheese. Yum!
Thanks for the thread Hales.
DS has sprained his ankle this morning. Did it falling down a kerb on the way into soft play so that was £5.50 wasted as he couldn't weight bear. Seems much better now though.
I've been viewing a couple of houses this morning. I liked one but can't do anything until my dad gets back off holiday. Imagine the earache I'd get if I bought a house before showing it to my dad (a builder) and anything was wrong with it. Not worth the hassle!
hales thanks for the thread! And I'm very impressed at your quilt making! It's the kind of thing I'd love to have a go at... But I'd worry too much that it would turn out rubbish and so I never get around to bothering.
mama sleep is a touchy issue but I don't think you were terribly smug. After all if someone asks how well/bad your small child sleeps it's their own fault . I totally agree with Maryland too, you have to get the sleep just right at the right time - it's a strange business, baby/toddler sleep!
I've just eaten waaaay to much Ben and Jerry's ice cream. I overdid things today and my leg are really swollen - which I hate with a passion - and so I needed comfort food. But I know it won't help.... Can someone please run me a nice bath?
You can jump in mine Nutella,but it might be a bit of a squish as already in it!
Thanks hales, love the idea of a quilt and wish I could have made one but I've given away all the clothes and I'd never have the time.
spotty we're going tues 1st July at 4.30, row H seats 1-4! You coming? Be great to say hello.
I think I need to start getting T to bed before the other 2. I tried to let them watch cbeebies on I player on the iPad the other day and it said this content is not yet compatible with iPads - grr. Then dd1&2 can sit on my bed while I put T down - I'm not comfortable with them being 2 stories downstairs on their own.
Thanks willyou after DS woke - I think it's canines I decided to run myself one. I feel enormous already so I probably would only fit in someone DS's size in a normal domestic bath.... especially since I finished the Ben and Jerry's tub
I hated baths when pregnant even though I love them normally. I like them scalding hot which you obv can't do and I hated how boobs and bump stuck out of the water getting colder and colder!
I really can't do water that's too hot. I like a lukewarm bath. I have a couple of packets of "bath" things to use so I'm trying to use them as an excuse to make time to relax.
we didn't have a bath in our old flat and in my last pregnancy it the one thing I really craved - albeit occasionally. Funny isn't it . I'm also hoping this one might be a water birth. I love swimming and being in water. But sitting still isn't something I do well... Unless I have a good book or the TV
Willyou i hope J's ankle is ok soon.
Nutella if you put some blu tack over the drain at the top of the bath and get in, you can fill it till it nearly covers your bump.
I know the quilt will probably turn out abit naff as its my first attempt. But hopefully one day she'll love it.
I had my first bath in ages yesterday. Lovely! I also didn't bath much when pregnant - I was all booked in to go for a Hammam (hot hot bath steam and scrub) in Istanbul but skipped it as my period was late - and it turned out I was pregnant so that was a good call! (Still bitter I missed the Hammam though...)
Serves me right for sleep smugness - c was awake from 6 today.
Willyou - ouch! Hope the ankle is ok.
7 wake ups, that is all i'm saying about last night
Sadly T tends to only sleep 8-6.30 and has been waking quite a bit - combo of teeth and yet more snot but think it might be moving onto habit so going to try to crack it tonight.
Oh Hales, not cool H! Can someone have her for a bit to let you nap?
DS has gone swimming with his dad, meh! He's being twatty. If I'm nice to him he looks at me in a sort of amused, look at this puppydog following me around look. When in reality I'm just doing it to make things as easy as possible for DS. Me being a dick is in no-one's best interests.
I also have a dodgy tummy and I have to work today. Woe is me!
willyou just take his twatty behaviour as proof that you're better off without him.
So proud of dd1 - she's finally cracked riding her bike without stabilisers and is absolutely loving it.
I've just had a crappy run - I know its because I had a large glass of wine last night. My body tells me I should be tea total but my mind just doesn't agree!
Willyou I agree with WL- at least seeing him acting like a knob and thinking he is being a knob will sort of help you. IYKWIM my ex was so similar; I would ache to have my best friend back and then when we met to sort something out he would be a total dick.
Hope DS has a good night for you!
hales I'm sure she'll love the quilt. Something made with that much love could never be naff! Throwing sleepy dust your way too!
Poor DS, he had a big lump on one eyebrow and a bit of a swollen lip - from two separate incidents - which have almost disappeared when he fell over and cut his top lip today it was horrible seeing blood in his mouth. I got him to suck some cold wet kitchen towel so I could see how bad it was (thank goodness not very) and then I gave him some chocolate which helped him forget allllll about it.
But I discovered today that if you say "DS where is your nose?" He will touch his nose he also does Mummy's nose, Papa's nose, monkey's nose and baby's nose (his doll). He especially does the last two to show you he isn't tired and will not be going to sleep!
And if you ask "DS where's your tummy?" He rubs his tummy, it's so cute!!
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